Don't Shake the Flask

Because you don't know if it'll explode

Month: August, 2013

Peace and War

International Tour of Buddha Relics – Missoula College – Missoula, MT

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Fort Missoula – Missoula, MT

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A Weekend at the Fair and the Bison Range

Western Montana Fair – Missoula, MT

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National Bison Range – near Dixon, MT

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Sightseeing Around Hong Kong

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Ngong Ping Cable Car to Lantau Island

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a wishing tree (Lantau Island)

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a lucky cat in front of a souvenir shop on Lantau Island with the inscription “he who calls the wind and water” (a metaphor for fortune and business)

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one of the twelve heavenly guardians (Lantau Island)

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incense (at Tian Tan)

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the Tian Tan Buddha

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the Tian Tan Buddha, up close

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statues making offerings to the Tian Tan Buddha

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a guard dog at the temple (Tian Tan)

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this one is sleeping on the job (Tian Tan)

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a guardian at Po Lin Monastery

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Tai O, a fishing village on Lantau Island

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houses on stilts with drying fish (Tai O)

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dried fish in the market (Tai O)

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two dragons (Tai O)

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an ancient mooncake mold (Tai O)

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Ladies’ Market in Mong Kok, Kowloon

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the Taoist columbarium at Ching Chung (where I visited my maternal grandfather)

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a worker at the columbarium lighting incense

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lanterns at Wong Tai Sin Temple

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incense (Wong Tai Sin Temple)

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and more lanterns (Wong Tai Sin Temple)

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Good Wish Garden (Wong Tai Sin Temple)

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small shi or guardian lions (Wong Tai Sin Temple)

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worshippers shaking kau cim or fortune sticks in search of a spiritual answer (Wong Tai Sin Temple)

Food in Hong Kong

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lo mein with spicy sauce

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mango and pomelo juice

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pork and rice vermicelli

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papaya/mango juice and coconut/mango/aloe juice

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chicken bun, sweet crackers in the shape of fries, and spicy cheese crackers

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taro dumplings

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duck feet wrapped in bean curd

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tempura fried fish

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roast duck

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steamed fish

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celery, shrimp, and macadamia nuts

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bean curds, wood ear fungus, and glass noodles

Random Singapore Sights

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inside a train on the Singapore MRT

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along the Singapore River (Boat Quay)

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along the Singapore River (Boat Quay)

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“Bird” by Fernando Botero at the UOB Plaza

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St. Andrew’s Cathedral

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“Rain Oculus” by Ned Kahn at the Marina Bay Sands

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Marina Bay Sands

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East Coast Parkway

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Singapore Flyer

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inside the hotel at Marina Bay Sands

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Gardens at the Bay

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Botanic Gardens (gate)

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just outside Chinatown MRT station

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Far East Shopping Centre