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.