Tibet’s Magical Views

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
W.B. Yeats

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Tibet held a light to it. A magical light that evoked and captivated my senses. I know I may sound like I am exaggerating but give me a second..

Once in a while as people, we see or touch or sense things or people or places that are so different to our known knowns. These things or people or places have a spark and newness that awakens us, it almost feels magical. In May, I traveled to Tibet-I touched and felt a sort of magic whilst prancing the streets of Lhasa and Shigatse in Tibet.

In this post, I simply wanted to stuff your eyes with the wonder of Tibet’s magic. Her charitable views: white blue clouds. Her vibrant oranges, reds, crimsons seen in fluttering prayer flags across alleyways. The charming and heartwarming faces of Tibetan children and elders. Her dreamy images, beautiful, blue glamouring night skies. I hope you enjoy the magical moments that I experienced through this apple crunch.

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Colors of Hong Kong & Guangzhou

Earlier this year a friend & I decided to travel to Hong Kong & Guangzhou. I thoroughly enjoyed both places for different reasons. Hong Kong had a thing to it, you could feel it in the atmosphere. I described this thing in this video as a buzz, an effervescent feeling. The kind of sense that you get when you are walking in Times Square in New York City, the rush of exhilaration you get when you’re dazzled by multi-colored people, with curious attires against a backdrop of high rise buildings and bright lights. The feeling is life giving, to be honest.

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“Know thy self”

Photography-Emily Tsui

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Why is it so hard to find the correct words to describe (explain) yourself?

“It is almost unfathomable to think that creatures as egotistical and as intellectually advanced as ourselves are often stumped by one question – Who am I? It may seem simple enough but, one soon discovers that the answer is not as forthcoming as expected. The initial responses to the question often answers a completely different question all together. “I am Xhosa, South African” or “I am a son (a daughter), a brother (a sister) and a student (a consultant)” these are the first things to spring to mind. These, however, only serve to describe what you are and not who you are.” Qaqambile Mapukata
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