Magic Road

As I’ve written about him and his photo in Father and his daughter, Toyokazu Nagano has created the slideshow of his works and posted it on his Facebook. I believe that you could get one or two or more smiles while watching this adorable set of photos.

Travel theme: Still

I had visited Daibutsu in Kamakura twice already before I went there for the third time in the beginning of this month (Dec-2013). However, I felt that this time was different from my previous trips as I arrived there in the evening with an hour left before closing time. Thus, not many tourists were there like no more than 20 people in the area compared with a lot of tourists during my first 2 times as I went there during daytime. And because of less people, so I could feel the dissimilar atmosphere around me. It seemed that time stood still as well as the Great Buddha.

Daibutsu | Kamakura | Japan | Dec 2013

Daibutsu | Kamakura | Japan | Dec 2013

Daibutsu | Kamakura | Japan | Dec 2013

Daibutsu | Kamakura | Japan | Dec 2013

Daibutsu | Kamakura | Japan | Dec 2013

Daibutsu | Kamakura | Japan | Dec 2013

Daibutsu | Kamakura | Japan | Dec 2013

Daibutsu | Kamakura | Japan | Dec 2013

Daibutsu | Kamakura | Japan | Dec 2013

Daibutsu | Kamakura | Japan | Dec 2013

Daibutsu | Kamakura | Japan | Dec 2013

Daibutsu | Kamakura | Japan | Dec 2013

Your silence is loud enough

You silence is loud enough.
My mind hears that.

Your silence speaks clearly.
I think I get it.

Your silence says it all.
I realize I need to be stronger.

It’s not that easy for me to hold my belief under pressure among my peers. In the political sense, some of my peers seem to favor an idea that I think it shows discrimination while others choose to ignore it. The idea that seems to look down people in rural areas or people who don’t get higher education. The idea that seems to approve “one man not equal one vote” in the election system.

I can understand and accept different political belief, but I just can’t agree with any thought that shows prejudice. My dad told me that our human rights would be violated if some particular groups could get more votes than other groups because of their education background or home areas or some reasons. He told me that everyone is born equally. But our life alter our social status after that. If you deny their rights to voice, you lessen their humanity.

Before this specific offer related to voting, many of friends joined the anti-amnesty bill campaign. I could see a lot of shared information on my Facebook wall. Finally, Thai government needed to stop that bill because of strong opposition from public. But when the idea showing discrimination has been raised by a certain group of protesters. I could see one or two of my friends saying something about this on Facebook wall. But people, who usually talk about political aspect, seem to be unusually quiet. I partially believe that some of them might want to support this certain idea but they don’t want to look bad because this particular idea is against common sense.

The more they don’t post about this, the more I begin to realize what they might think. Their silent posts seem to say it all. It makes me feel lonelier. However, I need to be strong and stand for what I think. It’s not that easy but I need to do it and I hope that I just misunderstood their silence.

X Japan

There was a period of my youth life that was in love with songs by Japanese music band called ‘X-Japan’.

X Japan (エックス・ジャパン Ekkusu Japan?) is a Japanese heavy metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by Yoshiki and Toshi. Originally named X (エックス Ekkusu?), the group achieved their breakthrough success in 1989 with the release of their second album Blue Blood. They started out mainly as a power/speed metal band, but later gravitated towards a progressive sound with an emphasis on ballads – Source

No, I didn’t understand Japanese language. However, that wasn’t the problem with their songs because their music was uniquely beautiful. In addition, I could touch the feeling of their songs because of the lead singer’s voice. I specifically loved their ballad songs as I think they are classic.

They are unbelievably suitable for Orchestral band.

And they are timeless.

This post is an entry for XXX-Challenge.

The real people

To those who are trying to steal our basic rights.
To those who deny our voices.
To those who are trying to discredit the idea of one man one vote.
To those who are saying that we are not equally as human beings.

Don’t throw me to the opposite side, just because I have a doubt.
Don’t wear me in the specific color shirt as I always believe colors are just colors.
Don’t think of me less human beings, just because I might think differently.
Don’t kill me, just because you start to think that I’m less human being than you.

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There is a group trying to overthrow the democracy in my country by saying that we (as a developing country) are not ready for the democracy. They are trying to propose the People’s council to replace the government that will be elected by Thai people. They are saying that Thai citizens can’t have the equal rights to vote. They are proposing that people who are in the higher education should have more votes than people who don’t have any degrees in education. Someone in their group said that 300,000 votes by Bankokians are more valued than 15 millions votes from people who aren’t in Bangkok.

I can’t believe that we still have to fight for our rights to vote in this modern world where those in some other countries are fighting to get elections, but some of us are trying to discredit the election system. Yes, I know that the democracy isn’t perfect in this world but nothing is perfect, and if you say that we aren’t equal as a human so who are we then?

Travel theme: Symbol

Fujiko·F·Fujio Museum | Kawasaki | Japan | 2013

Fujiko·F·Fujio Museum | Kawasaki | Japan | 2013

I’m not sure whether those, who have been growing up in the Western world, would know this cat robot or not. However, I believe that those , who have resided in Asia, should have known this character in some ways. Like I and other Thai children have grown up along with comics and animations of this famous cat robot, Doraemon. He is a cat robot from the future (2112) who travel back in time to help a boy called ‘Nobita’. Doraemon possesses a lot of magic tools such as a door to everywhere, personal helicopter, or bread for brain. He could capture a lot of young hearts because he fulfill the dream of children, dream to have wonderful assistant for our life. As I’ve grown up and whenever I see him, he reminds me of my younger self . I believe that he is a special symbol of childhood for some of us.

My younger brother and I decided to visit Fujiko·F·Fujio Museum during our trip to Japan in the beginning of this month (Dec-2013). At first, we didn’t think our aunt wanted to go there too. However, it turned out that she also wanted to join our visit. We had a joyful moment at the museum. I happily enjoyed my time there. They organize the museum really well. In the exhibition section, we would get the audio guide (including English language) to explain the showing items.  We couldn’t take photos in this section. But we could photograph in other areas.

I was amused by careful thoughts of the museum which they pay attention in every small detail. For example, all signs and information will accompany with adorable cartoons.


They use Doraemon’s hand together with the arrow to point the direction. Doraemon’s hands are unique because they don’t have fingers. In addition, they use cartoons to explain what they mention such as elevators, toilet, etc.

I think all of signs and symbols also hold a sense of humor.
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To sum up our experience in this wonderful museum, we were so happy to be there.
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