Photo from Mandalay featured in Zen Magazine

This photo of sandalwood Buddhas was featured in the latest issue of Mountain Record (Fall 2015, Vol. 34, Issue 1, Page 27)Mountain Record is the oldest American Zen quarterly publication by Dharma Communications from Zen Mountain Monastery in New York.


The photo was taken at Mahamuni Pagoda, during my visit to Mandalay, Myanmar in January 2015.

I thank the Editor for the photo selection and I appreciate the opportunity to use my craft for the enjoyment of others and the credit acknowledgement.


Happy National Day, Singapore!

Singapore-city-skyline-Marina-Bay-Sands-Downtown-from-Marina-Barrage-BernoWe, the citizens of Singapore,
pledge ourselves as one united people,
regardless of race, language or religion,
to build a democratic society
based on justice and equality
so as to achieve happiness, prosperity and
progress for our nation.

Majulah Singapura!

Sunday arvo around Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Royal Botanic Gardens

It was another clear blue fine wintery Sunday day in Sydney and I cannot resist taking pictures of this beautiful city. I lived here for almost three years and I maintained a love-hate relationship with this place. As a student, I depend on much on public facilities for most services and Sydney’s public transport and infrastructures is absolute basket case.
However each time just when I want to give up on this city, around the corner there will be an quintessential Sydney scene or experience that reminds me what a fantastic city can be particularly if you are affluent and do not depend on woeful current state government.
This weekend I took pictures from the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Botanic Gardens (Sydney Botanic Garden) including views from Mrs Macquarie’s Point.  Hope you like the small selection and be encouraged to view the entire set.

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A Day out at Cockatoo Island – 17th Biennale of Sydney

Over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, I spent the afternoon at Cockatoo Island, the major venue of the 17th Biennale of Sydney. Even before getting to the island,  the scenic ferry ride from Circular Quay across the Sydney Harbour to the island certainly raised the anticipation. Cockatoo Island was a very unique setting to experience contemporary art because its was also former prison and shipyard.  Many of these buildings and workshops’ content still remains.

Below are some of the photos I took on the island, while here is the link to the entire collection.

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