This week, Amy directs us to explore different ways of framing images. She reminds us that, “Many photographers agree on one thing about framing – that it can help direct the viewers‘ eyes to where you want them to look.”
My granddaughter in the Wedding Tea Ceremony Garden in Hong Kong
“Your frame of reference is what you see.” – Jacque Fresco
My painting in a frame
“Thoughts frame your portrait, action paints it.” – Charles F. Glassman
Looking out to the Great Wall, China from the Great Wall window
“The frame through which I viewed the world changed too, over time. Greater than scene, I came to see, is situation. Greater than situation is implication. Greater than all of these is a single, entire human being, who will never be confined in any frame.” – Eudora Welty
Sculpture art in Barcelona, Spain
“The human frame being what it is, heart, body and brain all mixed together, and not contained in separate compartments as they will be no doubt in another million years.” – Virginia Woolf
Wedding Tea Ceremony Garden in Hong Kong
Celebrating the wedding of my nephew and his wife
“Frame your mind to mirth and merriment which bars a thousand harms and lengthens life.” – William Shakespeare
Here is this week’s Colleen’s 2019 Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge No. 121, “Slow & Work,” #SynonymsOnly
January 12 to 20, 2019, a group of family members from West Coast of the U.S.A. traveled to Hong Kong to celebrate my nephew’s wedding, a joyous begging of a new journey. It was a marathon ceremony of playing Chinese traditional games when the groom picked up the bride in the morning. The games were set by the bridesmaids and responded by the groom and best men. Only when all the games were responded, the door was open for the groom to pick up the bride. Then a modern church wedding and garden cake ceremony were held in the afternoon, and a nine-course Chinese banquet was served in the evening when the bride and mother-in-law (my sister) changed their gowns four times.
Anne-Christine asks us to show how we interpret “Unexpected.”
My trip to Hong Kong and Japan was filled with unexpected experiences. Even though I grew up in Hong Kong, nothing is the same as the place I left it years ago. During our nine-day stay, we were accompanied by family members to go places. I found all these places new to me except remembering some of the street names.
I only include some photos of a few places we visited..
Kowloon Park is the largest park in Hong Kong. I couldn’t believe seeing flamingos there.
We found a huge indoor playground for Autumn to run around.