Please HELP and PRAY for Nepal and its people

I seldom reblog other’s post. But I have no hesitation at all to reblog this hoping my readers will pray and help our brothers and sisters in Nepal!

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First of all thank you everyone who contacted me with concern about my loved ones in Nepal. My and AS immediate families are safe but there thousands out there who need our help.

I am sure most of you are aware that Nepal has been hit by 7.9 magnitude earthquake on April 25, 2015 and there is widespread devastation across the country. The death toll, approaching 2,000, continues to rise as search and rescue efforts are underway in Kathmandu and across the country. People are still trapped under collapsed buildings in Kathmandu, and there is no way to accurately guess how many are in need throughout the other cities and thousands of villages at this time.

The Kathmandu as I knew has changed forever as hundreds of buildings have collapsed including many homes and many of Nepal’s ancient and iconic temples and monuments.

The immediate need on the ground…

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Weekly Photo Challenges: Motion + Blur + Afloat

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The recent and current themes of the Daily Press Weekly Photo Challenges are:

Motion, Blur and Afloat I am trying to combine these into just one series of pictures.DSCF0683

These pictures were all taken a fortnight ago  in the show The House of the Dancing Water in Macau.DSCF0684

Some of you may have seen my past posts showing water jets coming up, a pavilion coming up from the water and dancers dancing around the pavilion, all in splendid colors.DSCF0685

This series of photos are less colorful; the main color theme is blue.DSCF0686

They all show the pavilion gradually lowered into the water and finally disappear from the surface.DSCF0687

Water come gushing up, acrobats diving down into the water.

The blur in the images suggests motion.

The acrobats/ dancers are afloat either in the air, dancing up and down or finally plunge into water.

What a sight!

Weekly Photo Challenge; Motion (Bird & Kapok 2)

Here is another photo which looks like a Chinese painting.

I must admit the motion of the small bird is overshadowed by the stationary Kapok flowers.005 (3)

But together they look so beautiful.

Again, the picture was taken by Chung Kwok Fan to which credit is due.

Please enjoy 🙂

 

Weekly photo Challenge: Motion ( Birds & Kapok)

Here are two photos showing birds in motion.

They were captured while in flight.003 (3)

The background are the kapok trees with their bright flowers.004 (3)

Pictures taken by calligraphy classmate Mr. Chung Kwok Fan.

Please enjoy 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion

The DP Challenge this week is Motion.

Here is a picture with movement of sorts.

Three towers suddenly rose from underwater.

Then dancers climbed up to the very top.

Some jumped down to the water, others somersaulted, some swinged from one tower to the other.DSCF0647

There are so many movements that it was difficult to concentrate just on a few.

This is one of the views in the House Of Dancing Water show in Macau.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Birds

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I have two photos here which separately shows an early bird early in the morning.

Both photos have seascapes; both show the bird at a very small scale.11150462_1075699095780563_512454140535922887_n

You will need to have sharp eyes to see them.

The first photo was taken locally by my classmate YM Chan in the golden hour before sunrise.CIMG3671

The second photo was taken by me at a river estuary near Luk Keng when the sun has just risen and the egret was looking for its breakfast.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Bird ( at the Beach)

It was such a magical moment to be alone on the beach when the sun has just risen above the horizon.

It marks the beginning of a brand new day.

Thanks the Lord giving us a new day – which is indeed our daily bread.1604917_798212216862587_700794201_n

This is a song which I like – Morning Has Broken:

Morning has broken like the first morning,

Blackbird has spoken like the first bird.
Praise for the singing,
Praise for the morning,
Praise for them springing fresh from the world.Sweet the rain’s new fall, sunlit from heaven,
Like the first dewfall on the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness where his feet pass.

Mine is the sunlight,
Mine is the morning,
Born of the one light Eden saw play.
Praise with elation, praise ev’ry morning,
God’s recreation of the new day.

The photo was taken by YM Chan to whom credit is due.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Bird(s and Kapok)

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Sometimes, one post lead to another.

My yesterday post showed a bird among the cherry blossoms.

This one shows two lovely birds with Kapok in Hong Kong as background.001 (3)

It was early Spring and the buds of Kapok have not even bloomed.

Picture the credit of my calligraphy classmate Mr. Chung Kwok Fan.

I am not too sure I like the composition of the original picture and have therefore cropped it so that it shows less of the Kapok.001 (4)

I fully understand even the original picture is very difficult to be taken, as this requires a lot of skill and patience.