Funny story, when I took this picture I didn’t realize there was a wax statue inside the box due to light reflection. Then later on when I went over my pictures, I zoomed in and saw a faint outline of a person inside the box. I started to feel chills running up my back and the room suddenly got a little bit colder. And then I realize it’s just a wax figure lol 😅
Portraits of Tattooed Chin Women, Myanmar 🇲🇲
It is said that the women of Chin tribes were well known for their beauty. During war times, young girls were tattooed to make them less appealing so that invaders would not kidnap them. Tattoo pattern also tells which area she is from as different Chin tribe has its own distinctive pattern. Today there is only a small number of tattooed women living in the village.
Because the tradition is not practiced and has been autlawed since 1960’s by Burmese authorities and the women with these tattoos are ageing, it is making them the last generation to bear their tribe’s facial tattoos.
Before my trip, I had internal fights with myself if I should see this tribe. I did not want them to feel uncomfortable with my visit and me taking pictures. A lot of research and reading was done.
Needless to say that during my visit I was very respectful and appreciative for them welcoming me.
Every of these woman I spoke to kept saying to me that they are not beautiful. Since they had these tattoos done, they were forced to believe that they are ugly. This simply broke my heart..
Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, every day can end beautifully. Extra beautifully in the middle of the ocean on a cruise 😜
4 9820 hours ago
Pasanin man ang mundo
Huwag ka lang susuko
Nandito lang ako
Mga batikos huwag nang diringgin
Pakawalan lang iyan sa hangin
Bukas ay malapit na ring dumating
Lumaban ka pa rin
Balikan kung bakit ba nagsimula
Bago mo sabihin na ayaw mo na
Huwag mong sosolohin
Di ka mag-isa
Ikaw pa rin ang susi sa
Pinto ng iyong tadhana
Ben&Ben + Goyo, good excuse to be lazy-captioning.
[ENGLISH BELOW 🇬🇧] El famoso puente está situado en la colina de unas montañas cercanas a Hoi An. El clima puede cambiar durante el día muchisimas veces y dar esa sensación más tetrica del paisaje. El puente se merecía otra foto para amortizar el precio 😜💸💸💸 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 The famous bridge is located on the hill of some mountains near Hoi An. The weather can change during the day many times and give that most tetric feeling of the landscape. The bridge deserved another photo to amortize the price 😜💸💸💸