IMPRESSION OF VIENTIANE CITY

IMPRESSION OF VIENTIANE CITY

Please allow me to salute the page with my poem today.

UNINVITED

 

It is vain to look and search for beauty,

It is around, but cannot be invited.

It may come in any corner or edge: open or hidden.

The ordinary may be beautiful, yet elusive,

Only an unprepared mind can perceive the extra ordinary,

It comes uninvited, at opportune circumstances.

 

It is vain to look at beauty with bare physical eyes.

Or attempt to capture it with modern shots.

You will miss it.

What you have hold are mere shadows or images.

You may feel it.

in the silence of timelessness.

Blessedness: come and go;

Memories: flow and glow.

In contrast to my belief, Laos is a peaceful country, with very friendly people. Many ATM machines line along streets. In Malaysia, they would disappear overnight or even in the day. It is safe to walk in the streets, even at night.

a close view of dried bee hives

a close view of dried bee hives

my favourite dish here: river fish cooked in oil and hot chillies. Hot juicy meat

my favourite dish here: river fish cooked in oil and hot chillies. Hot juicy meat

triumphant gate against French coloniser, as symbolised by the red blood in the national flag, against the white full moon on the Mekong river

triumphant gate against French coloniser, as symbolised by the red blood in the national flag, against the white full moon on the Mekong river

an innovative way for wine keeping

an innovative way for wine keeping

Ladies sitting whole day in their weaving

Ladies sitting whole day in their weaving

 

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “IMPRESSION OF VIENTIANE CITY

  1. aussieian2011

    Beautiful pictures that lead one into the beautiful world of Vientiane.
    Love the musical instrument picture, would be interesting to know the names of the instruments.
    I recall seeing the Erhu being played in Chile, that’s an instrument I think I could learn.
    Enjoyable post as usual my friend.

    Reply
    1. wonkywizard Post author

      We were happy to be in a Lao Restaurant. The food served was Chinese. The music played was predominantly Chinese. I could recognised two string and two percussion instruments. Yes, it was liked Erhu, but they might called it Saw U. There was Khim (string), Kong Thab Drum. The famous Lao Khene (mouth organ) was not there.

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