This is my contribution to Karma’s When I Feel Like It Blog’s April Photo Hunt. This month’s hunt is to get to know us a little bit better, and she has two objectives in this month’s choice: 1) to give you a creative spark and 2) to find out more about you! Karen is asking us to photograph at least four (more than four are most welcome) of our favorite things. The deadline is Saturday April 28, 2012, you are welcome to join in the fun.
As most of you know that I’m a Buddhist, there are more than one hundred gestures of a Buddha statue but I chose this one for a reason. Those that are Buddhists know right away that this is a Monday Buddha statue. It is a statue stopping the relatives from fighting and overcoming disease. The Buddha is depicted as standing with his right hand in abhayamudra. The left arm falls to the side, gently touching the robe. Source. And yes, I was born on a Monday, and I’ve to say that I have been playing the role of stopping conflict throughout my life.
I’m Laotian and my favorite Lao food is Nam Kao or Laotian Crispy Rice Salad. I had to use a photo from my archive, I hope Karen doesn’t mind.
My favorite room in the house used to be this room until Max came along. The room has a bay window, and overlooks the garden, so it is a room with a view and Max loves it.
Now a place to sit back and relax is my living room. We have two 55 gallon fish aquariums for Bo’s Jack Dempsey Fry, and a 30 gallon tank for more Jack Dempsey Fry. Bo has successful bred 2 sets of Fry. Studies have shown that aquarium is a health benefit that can help to lower blood pressure, calm the mind, and help to alleviate anxiety. It is relaxing to sit in the living room and hear the sounds of the water, and not to mention seeing all the beautiful fish swimming around can be entertaining and mesmerizing at the same time.
These are a few of his first batch, and the Jack Dempsey Fry are now 8 month old.
I am an organic gardener and have been gardening for several years now.
I was fortunate to receive seeds from a fellow blogger, and the Spinach vine seeds finally came up.
My garden has an urban look, and might be because I was raised in New York City. I planted my vegetables in containers and raised beds to utilize the small space in my garden. This is my first year planting snow peas and I have to make teepee trellis for them to climb soon.
BONUS/CHALLENGE: How well do I think I know Karen? How much have I been reading over the last two years? I think Karen will like this photo because I know she is a gardener too. 🙂
All photos were taken with Canon T2i, and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.