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[Photo Journal/A-Z Photo Story Challenge] B is for Batam Indonesia

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Myra here.

I am glad to join Frizztext’s A-Z Photo Story Challenge this week with B is for Batam. These photographs are from our brief temple sojourn in Indonesia as part of our day tour two years back.

Batam: Thua Pek Khong Temple

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“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?” 
― John Lennon

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“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” 
― J.M. BarriePeter Pan

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“And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth,”You owe me.”
Look what happens with love like that.
It lights up the sky.”

– Hafiz

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“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

2 comments on “[Photo Journal/A-Z Photo Story Challenge] B is for Batam Indonesia

  1. Love your proverbs and your photos

    Like

  2. thanks again for your interesting, thought provoking quotations, Myra:
    1
    “Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?” ― John Lennon (P.S.: the here and now became a nightmare for John Lennon and all, who thought he is a great necessary cultural idol of changing things, making public and political life better)
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    “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” ― Mahatma Gandhi (P.S.: I hope the escalation of terrorism supported by wrong religious influences will not become more than only a few drops – also the respectless behaviour of male individuums vs. women in India, the land of Gandhi; sometimes his ideology of patience seems not strong enough as a strategy)

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