A hundred reasons

When I was little and it was the night before my birthday, I would always go to bed early. Because I figured that the sooner I would go to sleep, the sooner it would be tomorrow. Continue Reading →

The world is as you are

“You’re so right.”
“I’m glad you agree. Do you know what I mean? The sky, it opened, like, it opened. Do you know what I mean?”
“Sure.” Continue Reading →

The right moment to close the books and hit the bottom

In this photo Stevens with his assistant just ran into his garden and walked in front of his big painting during a sudden downpour. Continue Reading →

I understand

People see many strangers during the day. Very quickly they judge them, make an estimation. Is this guy in front of me mad? What ugly shoes that woman is wearing.
I should never put a ring like that through my nose. Why is this man looking so arrogant? Continue Reading →

I know I don’t need to worry

I kept asking young couples questions on the streets, and I wished to discover something behind the surface for months. Continue Reading →

Curious or Shrewd


In the Photoq Bookshop I came across a book with the title: The Heineken’s Photographic Collection. Does Heineken’s brewery collect photography? I picked up the book expecting yet another predictable line-up of slick international art photography. Continue Reading →

One more extra world

It is already a bit long I don’t write stuff to show my world. I wonder what is nice to show and what is not, though I had never doubted about this. To be aware what I write might be reflecting a world that the local readers might be hard to imagine, though it is common in the world around me now. How could I build this bridge? What is value of my contribution?

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There is a painful contrast

My notebooks grew thick during the time, with things that I saw and heard of loss, desire and expectation. Continue Reading →

Ways of life

I became interested in psychology and one day I found myself heading out for an island, where twenty thousand people live.  Continue Reading →

The best wishes for the new year

“I always reply people’s letters…but others don’t…once I helped a person found all the job information he need…but he didn’t say anything to me…” An America guy told me. Continue Reading →

The world through another’s eyes 2

“I’m very lucky, now I suddenly get a chance to teach in a school,” A said. Continue Reading →

The world through another’s eyes

“I don’t like my job, especially people there, I want to quit it,” A said. Continue Reading →

Health care

“You should take the medicine: Q10, RESVERATROL, and for the BETACAROTEEN, you should take more regularly.” Continue Reading →

Your wish is your command

Just received a letter from an American guy whom I met in Leiden a few days ago. Continue Reading →


During the morning I showed my works to my former director – Jos Houweling. We happily found there were some common things in our works. Continue Reading →

Human desire

Gazed with an air of curiosity, my eyes were drawn towards the woman whom sat next to me. Her trembling fingers were rhythmically tearing a piece of gasket; Continue Reading →

Now I know

I have to confess, at the checkout, where they have all the detergents you need to keep them healthy, I had this thought: should I not better buy artificial ones? Continue Reading →