This morning, I changed a method to my office from driving my own car to taking public transportation because I needed to go somewhere in the evening and I didn’t want to go there by driving. Anyway, this change made me look at the sky in the different way.
Jizō is a Bodhisattva (Jp. Bosatsu), one who achieves enlightenment but postpones Buddhahood until all can be saved.
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I believe that it’s not hard to find stone statues of Jizo when you visit Japan which they can come in various styles. I’ve been to Kanmangafuchi Abyss where about 70 stone of Jizo are located in a one row when I visited Nikko in March this year (2013).
I usually see standing statue of Jizo. This was the first time I saw the sitting statue of Jizo.
After spending time at the famous world heritage site in Nikko, my friend and I tried to find a way to Kanmangafuchi Abyss. Unfortunately, we’ve lost for 30 minutes until we found a kind Japanese staff at a museum along the way. He explained how to go there to us by using hands gesture, a piece of paper map and Japanese language (Luckily, my friend could moderately communicate in Japanese).
Finally, we found the entrance for what we were looking for. The road was occupied by melted ice causing slippery. We had to find another way to walk to our destination.
The statues of Jizo here are alternatively called “Bake Jizo” (Ghost Jizo), “Narabi Jizo” (Jizo in a line) or “Hyaku Jizo” (100 Jizo) (Reference).
Some say that the name of Ghost Jizo comes from the number of Jizo. No matter how many of them you count from the beginning of the path till the end, the number will never be the same when you count on the way back.
My friend tried to count them on the way back. When I asked her whether the number was the same or not. She told me that she wasn’t sure because she’s confused with counting on the way back. — Aha —
I’ve chosen Street Photography for this week’s phoneography challenge (Challengers’choice) even though they are on the boat. I snapped a photo by a native camera on iPhone 4 while taking a boat to my home area. Camera 360 and Phonto were applications I used for filters applying and credit writing.
I love words.
I love reading quotes.
I love remembering some words from films and songs.
So these are my favourite quotes accompanied with my photos.
(Remarks: I’ve mentioned them before in this blog, but not with these photos.)
This entry is a respond to Sue’s A Word A Week Challenge – Favourite and Frizztext’s QQQ Challenge.
Today (26 Oct) is this blog’s birthday which I’ve also got the trophy from WordPress like the below captured screen.
To celebrate this 1 year anniversary, I selected an entry for My Best Photo of the Week (MBPOTW) Challenge – week 9 to show the sweet virtual dessert. The shot was taken on last Sunday when my family and I went outside to have lunch. We had pizza and then went to the well-known dessert restaurant in Bangkok named ‘After You’. This place is famous for their Toast with topping and syrup. We ordered a new menu (something … apple) together with this plate called Cheddar Cheese Toast.
Yeah! HaPPY aNNiVeRSaRY
This blog ‘completelydisappear.wordpress.com’ was born on 26 Oct 2012. On that day, I published two posts which were about the origin of this blog’s tag line and my lack of making small talk skill vs difficulty in English verbal communication. From the 1st day, I’ve kept publishing one post a day.
If we count number of days, I think today will be the 365th day of my blogging as well as the post no.366th. To be honest, I hardly believe I could maintain this blog everyday. I have to thank you to all of challenges that I’ve taken part in. They do give me ideas for the blogs. Moreover, I’m grateful towards fellow bloggers in this community both follower and following. I believe that interactions among WordPress bloggers help keep the blogs rolling.
For the next 365 days, I will try hard to keep writing one blog each day. I know that the 1st time to start doing what I’ve challenged myself was hard but the next round to do that again might be even harder. Still, I think I can do it. And yes, I will do it.
“I don’t know how to say”
“What can I say?”
Daily Prompt has asked about a time I couldn’t quite get my words to explain what I wanted to say. As some of you might know that I started this blog for English language writing practice since English isn’t my 1st language. My native language is Thai. I still have hard times to express my thoughts when writing something for my blog even though I’ve published 364 posts so far. And now I am writing the 365th post for this blog.
I began learning English language since I was in the 1st year in primary school, and I’ve studied this language until the sophomore year in University. I also took extra English courses during my high school years. My 1st job required me to contact Japanese, Singaporean, and Chinese so I needed to use English for communication mainly in e-mails. I left my 1st job for 6-months ESL (English as a second language) course in Tasmania, Australia. Then I worked for a small company which I rarely used English language so I’ve moved to the 3rd job. I’m currently working in a multinational company where I will have chances to communicate with my colleagues from all over the world in English language.
I could say that I love learning English and I really want to be good at this. However, I believe I still struggle with English conversations especially via telephone. Sometimes, I can’t find English vocabularies to explain what I think. I knew that I don’t have to know the exact English words for Thai words when I am trying to convey what I want to say because I can try to speak longer to describe something that should be easily represented by one English word if I could know.
So when I was asked by Daily Prompt about the time I face the difficulty of expression, my answer would be the time I have to speak/write in English language for reaching what I truly mean. Just like this time, the 365th post of this blog.
I love looking at the sky.
To be able to look at the sky.
To remind me that I wake up another day.
To know that I am still breathing.
Until the last day of my life.
So I would like to think like this…
The Hue of the skies
is the Hue of me.
I’ve chosen a trip in England for Travel theme: Green and Travel theme: Through which I believe those posts could qualify the challenges. And this time I decide to select England trip for this week’s travel theme: Brown. And no other places to beat Bath due to the color of historical buildings.
Roman Bath could well represent the color of brown.
Other areas in Bath can also go for the brown even our meals.
My friends and I enjoyed our time in Bath because of good weather, easy strolling around, and interesting tourist attractions. Besides Roman Bath, my friend visited the Jane Austen center where she dropped by to look around. I also had a chance to see The Royal Crescent where I really wanted to go for a long time. We ended up relaxing and taking many fun photos around the area which of course, I couldn’t say no to a jump!