My Brother Felix’s Photo Website

Just informed a few minutes ago by my brother Felix that he has set up his photo website which he hopes will attract people from the galleries.

For decades, he has been residing in the States and naturally his images are mainly photographs of the US environment.

To me, he is more of an artist than a photographer and I just wish him best of luck.

His website is :

http://www.felixlaiphoto.com

To give you an idea of the flair of his photos, I have taken a screen shot of one of his photos on the website and hope you may like to peruse it.

The website is still a work in progress, but you can also follow his photos at Twitter@FLai1234

The Colorful Nyaung Market at Bagan

I didn’t know what to expect when I stepped into the Nyang U Market in Bagan.

The market is full of life.

The market is divided into different sections selling a variety of items and especially noteworthy, it includes a wet market.

One can find almost everything from fresh fish, vegetables, handicrafts, to Myanmar sarong (locals call it “longyi”).

It was fun shopping around and bargain.

The Nyaung U Market also offers a great chance to mingle with local people and know how they conduct their daily life. Most of the vendors are females; many of them just sat on the floor chatting to each other.

I have seen quite a few of the female vendors bringing their child to work.

They are not camera shy and sometimes give us a nice smile back.

It was interesting to watch how crafters turn a block of plain wood into a work of art, smell the scent of local rice, encounter friendly people daubed with yellow face powder (local sunblock “thankaka”) on cheeks, learn where the thankaka comes from,

It was a good opportunity to take some photos; which to me was a photo bug paradise.