This online shoebox contains random pictures, notes, whatever. I've been a professional writer-photographer for so many years now. It's a damn good excuse to carry a camera around.

Posted By Lester V Ledesma

So where do I start? After my wifey's surprise Maldives treat and the Bangkok assignment in January, a few other things happened on the way to today:

There was the run to Phuket and Sukhothai where I covered King Ramkamhaeng's birthday, among other things:

Q1

Then it was off to Myanmar where I photographed Yangon and Inle:
Q2

Afterwards, I headed off with my PhotoTrekkers to Bhutan where we shot the Punakha Dromche:
Q3

Not bad for the first half of the year, I tell ya:
Q4

Then without further ado, I hied off to Kuala Lumpur to shoot Islamic architecture and hang with Hainanese old-timers:
Q5

A few weeks of rest followed, then I promptly boarded at plane to Hanoi, where I hopped aboard the night train to Sapa Valley:
Q6

... and then I found myself back in Myanmar - whopeee - for the year's second PhotoTrek!
Q7

Philippines next - this time to Coron and Calauit Island:
Q8

Which happened back-to-back with an excursion down south to meet the Manobo tribespeople of Butuan:
Q9

Afterwards I stayed home to spend the Singapore Jubilee weekend with my wife and daughter:
Q10

Needless to say I'm happy with how this year is going.
Q11
 

A little tired, but yes - very happy :)


 
Posted By Lester V Ledesma

Some pictures of the happiest people on earth.

 

Buddhist Monk, Paro:

 

B01

Farmer, Punakha:

B30

 

Truckers, Dochula:
B18

 

Enlightened Master, Paro:
B04

The last guy is holding a wooden penis.....


 
Posted By Lester V Ledesma

A young monk memorizes Buddhist mantras at the Chimi Lhakhang temple in Punakha, Bhutan:

 

Words in Mouth


 
Posted By Lester V Ledesma
Bhutanese kid and Bhutanese kid maker meet in a village in Punakha:

Bhutan 
Bird


 

 

 
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