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This week’s Photo Challenge is Endurance.
Looking up the dictionary, endurance means:
: the ability to do something difficult for a long time
: the ability to deal with pain or suffering that continues for a long time
: the quality of continuing for a long time
The challenger shows a Maya building that has endured the environment for a long time.
In my view, it shouldn’t be that difficult to show structures that lasted for thousands of years, the Great Wall of China and the Saqqara pyramids of Egypt are classic examples.
Humanity was the subject of last week’s challenge.
It think it is a bigger challenge to show Endurance as a human quality.
With that in mind, I am showing two sculptures of Ju Ming.
Both shows a man in waiting.
But they have different postures.
They are enduring the passage of time – as many of us here are, waiting, while time just tickling away (instead of cherishing every minute of it) !
A shower a day, keeps the heat away!
Here is a photo taken by my friend CP.
Dor Dor is having a shower, he has one of his eyes shut to prevent ingress of water, otherwise he was thoroughly enjoying it.
Dor Dor’s owner, a woman, was giving him a shower.
She belongs to the Tanka people – people who catch fishes in Hong Kong for a living. With fish resource now dwindled, some of them resort to rearing fishes in the sea.
Her traditional straw hat keeps out the sun, she was wearing a colorful shirt and has Crocs on for her shoes.
In the picture, you can also see how those mariculture rafts are assembled – basically inexpensively from plastic water tanks on the peripheral and with fish nets in the interior.
Hope this picture helps you to understand the condition under which Dor Dor lives!
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Dor Dor likes apples.
Understand apples are a nice treat for dogs with many good ingredients including fiber.
Dor Dor likes playing around with apples too, treating it almost like a ball.
This picture caught Dor Dor looking anxiously at the apple.
The apple was a bit out of his reach.
Like a child, he was not able to reach for the thing he wants, could only look at it from a distance!
Background is a hill, a boat and the sea.
His owner, of course, gives him an apple, at least one a day. The second pictures shows Dor Dor start nibbling at the apple.
It appears that many readers have asked many questions about Dor Dor.
Please be patient many of the answers are in the upcoming posts!
My friend CP spent many hours on the raft, doing nothing, just fishing.
When the sun came down, he was rewarded.
He has many fishes, but more importantly, there was a beautiful sunset before his very eyes.
The dog, Dor Dor, was however, not totally impressed.
He just lied down on the raft resting.
He has seen so many sunsets before!
I am thrilled to start on a new series.
It is about a dog that lives on the floating rafts where fishes are maricultured and where visitors can visit and stop by for fishing.
The dog is a Labrador named Dor Dor.
My friend CP Chan would go out fishing on these rafts, stay there for a few hours until the sun sets. While waiting for fishes to take his bait, he would take pictures of the dog and the surrounding.
The attached photo is the first one I posted to give you a general idea of how life is like for Dor Dor and the environs. Basically, Dor Dor is surrounded by water.
Dor Dor is so cute and likeable.
I am glad that I found him!
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In our travels, we always come across merchandise displayed in shop windows.
I like window shopping- different cultures have their way of displaying merchandise.
The way merchandise are displayed in Japan is quite interesting and unique.
The shops are full of colors and vibrancy which are unique to their culture.
The following images were all taken in Shinkoku, Japan.
The first image is taken at the Towel Museum, the colors are just interesting.
Near to the Kintai bridge is this small shop which sells ice cream with 100 flavors – 100 flavors is their selling point – and there was a long queue of visitors waiting to buy.
Pottery shop alongside a waterway in Shinkoku.
Traditional lanterns displayed in the window shop.
Never saw an optical shop in such attractive colors – on first sight, I thought it was for something else.
Bags! These are what ladies are looking for.
Umbrellas – it is good that they still have specialty shops for umbrellas and fabric. Where I am based, all umbrella shops are closed because of the high shop rental and that umbrellas are now available at such a competitive price.
The world of merchandise is just a world of colors on display!
I am afraid of submitting an entry for this week’s challenge: Humanity, as I don’t think I actually know its meaning.
Looking up the Wikipedia, Humanity means:
The virtue, humanity, is a set of strengths focused on “tending and befriending others.” The three strengths associated with humanity are love, kindness, and social intelligence. Humanity differs from justice in that there is a level of altruism towards individuals included in humanity more so than the fairness found in justice. That is, humanity, and the acts of love, altruism, and social intelligence are typically person to person strengths while fairness is generally expanded to all.
I have seen many entries with a bunch of people, spectators in the stadium, people on the street etc.
I am at a lost to reconcile that these represent humanity.
I know what this is not about – humanity is not just a bunch of people (as in my picture on Ju Ming’s sculpture).