In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend.
Singapore 2015: Foreign Domestic Helpers Meeting And Fellowship On Day-Off
Singapore has a lot of foreign domestic helpers from other parts of South East Asia. Most of them hail from Philippines and Indonesia, though a smaller number also come from Vietnam and Myanmar. They are usually referred to as “maids”. among the populace. Those who consciously wish to regard them with more respect and appreciation prefer to call them “helpers”. Continue reading
In response to WPC: Local
Singapore 2016: Chinatown – The Cobbler, His Clients, And His Audience
Nikon D610, 50mm, f/5.6, 1/250, ISO 1100
Though Singapore has developed into a modern, cosmopolitan and urban city, traditions still hold strong in certain locations. Perhaps they will disappear or change dramatically in another 30 years, as new generations are born with different points of view and ambitions in this ever-changing world. I am sure the cobbler-in-the-street here should probably vanish in that time frame. I was actually surprised to find them still active along the streets of Chinatown. Old neighbours, friends and customers still gather round for a time of comfort and familiarity. An image that one day may end up in the archives of history for this country. – WY
Seoul 2016: Chatting By The Art Theatre
Nikon D610, 60mm, f/4, 1/1000, ISO 100
Two friends chat by the facade of an art theatre. Unfortunately I could not find a good vantage point to capture the entire building without including a distracting crowd. Still, an interesting snippet. – WY
Nikon D610, 50mm, f/1.8, 1/250, ISO 900
Singapore: As Filipino helpers (or maids, though I prefer “helpers”) and other foreign workers meet each other on their Sunday off, this paves the scene for many warm smiles, laughter and hugging. Here a friend helps another try on a new necklace. An inexpensive accessory, but the smiles and warmth makes it most precious.