Thursday, July 29, 2010

soft drink boy

A boy selling soft drinks on the pavement of Asia Afrika Street.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

going international

This road-side shop on Ranggagading Street calls itself "Warung Internasional" (International Kiosk).

What does it mean to be or go international though?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

o' child

On Children
Kahlil Gibran

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

thanks cell phone!

Waiting for the KRD commuter train can be a tedious thing to do.

Location: Gado Bangkong, a suburban railway station in the west of Bandung.

Friday, July 16, 2010

dynamo repair

All sorts of small, road-side, and mobile repair stations are available in this city. This one is a dynamo repair station at Jalan Banceuy.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

motherly care

Location: Stasiun Bandung (Bandung Railway Station).

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


An autopart mall is currently being built at Banceuy. Who's going to be in and out and sidelined?

Saturday, July 10, 2010

a street painter

He doesn't paint the street, but he makes the street (life) more colorful.

Friday, July 9, 2010

iron [man]

Since antiquity, the symbol for iron has been the symbol of Mars, which now is also used as the symbol for man.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

hurry up, mother!

"Hurry up, mother! I don't want us to miss the train."

The excitement of the train ride belongs to children. We, adults, often take it only as a matter of necessity.

Location: Bandung Railway Station.
Camera: Canon PowerShot A490.