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Vivid memories from a 6-mile walk

Crossing the motorway

Calming nature

Manchester cathedral

The Old Wellington Pub

Albert Square

In response to this week’s photo challenge: Vivid


Weekly Photo Challenge: Imagine (Cover Art)


I stumbled upon this grafitti on my visit to London a few weekends ago. It depicts two people- one white, pressumably British, male and one woman who is wearing a burkha- holding hands. In light of what has happened and what is happening in the world, I think this is one of the most powerful pieces of art that I have ever seen.

John Lennon’s song Imagine came to my mind when I saw this.


Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today…

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one


In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Art Work

Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure (life)

Life is an adventure in itself. It’s the greatest, most challenging adventure there is. Survival, of course is the main goal whether it is your personal survival, that of your genes, species or the world. For me, nothing captures this as much as a portrait of a child (which in this case is my cousin) blissfully playing. 


To what extent would you influence children’s development, i.e. life adventure?


In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure from dailypost

Weekly Photo Challenge: (Manchester) Containers

1. John Rylands Library, Manchester.  Like many other libraries and museums, the JRL is a container of preserved knowledge, transcending through time.

John Rylands

2. Manchester Cathedral I see places of worship as containers of hope, faith, belief and unity, as well as sorrow, pain and misery.

Manchester Cathedral

3. University of Manchester Universities are also containers of hope, beliefs, sorrow and pain. But the difference between them and places of worship is that universities are containers of empirical evidence.


4. Old Trafford – the home of Manchester United FC Old Trafford is a container of legacy, expectations, dreams, disappointment, anger, history and one of the greatest group of sportsmen.

Old Trafford

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Containers

Weekly Photo Challenge – Between

…between the sand and stone, could you make it on your own?

Sand and stone


Could you make it on your own?



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Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate



When I hear the word ‘delicate’, I think of something that should be handled with care, looked after, and is easily damaged. In addition, something delicate is considered as such because we do not want to damage or break it as it means a lot to us. Nothing embodies these descriptions more than a child. Children, especially a really young ones absorbs information with lesser skepticism than older ones, which make them delicate. I see every child as a representation of our responsibility to society. We, as adults should nurture, teach, discipline, love them and make them feel secure. We need to make them happy. We need to set a good example in the hope that they would continue what we have started. We cannot control each child’s genetic make-up or natural circumstances, but we must do everything we can to improve their development.

It is also important to keep in mind that as children grow older, they will discover their own ways to improve the world which may go against our beliefs. When this time comes, we must learn to support and trust them.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign (WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT. 18 and over only)


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As the dailypost page said, ‘foreign’ can be applied to “things outside of or different from your normal environment”. When I’ve read that the theme for this week’s photo challenge is ‘foreign’, I immediately thought of Amsterdam’s Sexmuseum, which my girlfriend and I visited last year. To me, the museum embodies ‘foreign’ in many ways. For one, it is outside the country in which I live in. Also, the idea of having a museum which, in a way, celebrates sex seems out-of-this-world to me. I was raised in a Catholic community and I am now working in the (primary) education sector- both of which restrict, if not forbid, any mention of sex, let alone in an in-your-face manner in which the Sexmuseum does. In addition, this post completely steers away from my blog’s theme.

It is amazing to see how much people still stay clear of publicly showing interest in, and openly discussing the topic of sex.

Weekly Photo Challenge (Big)


My post is an example of how I rarely take things literally. When I found out that this week’s photo challenge theme is BIG, I immediately thought of taking a picture of a disabled sign. I chose this purely because of the enormity of what it represents. To me, it’s not only an indication of a parking space for a car driven by a person with disability, but society’s attempt to accomodate those who are physically and/or mentally challenged. It represents empathy and understanding. Although not relatively new, it still represents a major move forward. Also, since almost, if not all of the disabled car parking spaces that I have seen are right next to the entrance and exits, it represents a positive kind of discrimination since it makes it relatively easier for those with disabilities to park and to access the place/building they want to go to. On the other hand, this sign reminds me of the small minority of people who complain about the very existence of this sign. It’s somewhat hard to accept that at this day and age, people still don’t understand much about disability.


What do you think? What do you feel or think when you see a disabled badge/sign?

What is BIG for you?