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Statue of a sitting Buddha with a vase of orange lilies.

Serene

*This photo taken by my mom. Click to view the full image.

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Cherry blossoms bloom in spring

Cherry blossoms bloom in spring

Spring is now gone. Summer has brought with it an abundance of sunshine, yet I long for the fleeting moments when cherry blossoms bloom. Spring. Printemps. A brief opening of the red-pink flowers, a taste of heaven, a taste of love.

More flowers bloom in spring.

More flowers bloom in spring.

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Buddy 150-cc scooter (Olive Green)

Buddy 150-cc scooter (Olive Green)

We bought this Buddy 150-cc Italia scooter yesterday. It’s olive-green, a 2-seater, and I feel like the little girl I was in India, riding behind my dad on his Bajaj scooter. The fresh air in the face, the feel of the road as we go along, I love it all.

A red Vespa was my dream; but who wants to pay an extra $1500 for the brand name, the image.

I’ll get back to writing earnestly soon.

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Slow ripples

Solitary boat

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Sun shines on Lake Tahoe

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I just came back from a month long trip to India. Two weeks of it was spent in Mumbai, with other grad school students, to learn and study about counseling and social work in India. A profound trip. The need for therapists and therapy is much greater in India than here in the U.S. I am tempted to move back to this country I was born in. Some photos.

Room in Atmadarshan We stayed at a Catholic retreat center, Atmadarshan. Our rooms were simple, clean, and met all our needs. In some way, staying here became a retreat for me.

Bathroom at Atmadarshan Attached bathroom.

more boats A fishing village in Vasai, Thane district.

fishing boat

fishing

Elephanta Elephanta caves. I was awed to be blessed to see these 1500 years old sculptures.

elephanta caves Some survives, some breaks off.

Drying fish Fish drying in Vasai.

creative handicrafts Women working at Creative Handicrafts, Andheri. An amazing NGO, that provides employment to women in need and is a fair trade organization.

More boys in vasai Boys love to pose!

Boys in vasai Playing.

In andheri Boy in Andheri who graciously posed for me.

woman working Woman working at Creative Handicrafts.

garbage Water bottles thrown at elephanta caves. It pains me to see people treat their environment this way.

village

vasai

street shopping Street shopping.

street sign

sewing Making stuffed animals at creative handicrafts.

rickshaw

pillars

kitten Stray kitten on the road. I was petting him for a long time, could not let go. He loved the human touch. These animals scavenge for food and shelter, but who provides them love?

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