“I think cotton candies are so magical! Just look at them! They’re so fluffy and sweet and so Instagram friendly! Oh my lord! I cannot wait to post this!” And then we laugh, and get into some ‘serious’ talk about how Instagram has taken up so much space in our mind, and our lives at large. My friend continues, “It’s a little scary but I don’t think it’s all bad. I mean, it is making our world fuller and bigger – as in, we now get direct access to people across the world, and vice versa. Also, what about the memories we get to make? How else can we freeze moments from our everyday lives? Now that you have made me say it, I am even more convinced that we NEED Instagram in our lives! Shall we take more pictures Jungshi?” I couldn’t help but nod and admire how logical she sounded indeed. I guess some changes are not so bad after all! ~Jungshi
“These are the people I hang out with at school (Northfield School, Kohima). They are my close friends and we are like family. We are talking about a trip, that we plan to take during our summer holidays. We are so excited and almost visualizing our trip – acting it out like we always do. Also, all of us are not in the same section but we make sure we meet up to have lunch and spend time together and it’s always so fun!” @jungshi_imti
“We usually come to Sakhrie Park after school or during holidays. We are here mainly for two things : to play around the monkey bar and visit the ‘cactus corner’ – and take lots of pictures for our Instagram!” “The park also has a cafe, and they serve the best spring rolls. So right now, this is our favorite spot to hang out.” Deno and her friend busy doing their thing : taking pictures at the ‘Cactus Corner’ and sharing on Instagram.
“I was wandering around the streets of my new neighborhood and this scene caught my eye from the road. I snuck through the front gate like a ninja and got as close as I could, behind him. I was in and out in seconds before he was alerted to my presence. This is a simple capture of a moment when he was engrossed in his daily ritual of cooking food.” ~Contributed by @beatthegrind
“I was invited by a high school student to click photots on her last day of school (Yupparaj Wittayalai School in Chiang Mai, Thailand). The students exchange gifts, flowers and photo collages, and take lots of pictures! It was a noisy day with excitement and nostalgia in the air. Overall a beautiful day. Happy to have helped capture those precious moments with their school friends” ~ Photographer Madan FiveMonkey “We are really excited to be graduating but also sad that we will no longer see each other everyday. Maybe this is our last photo together! :'( “ “Take a picture of the two of us – me holding this big teddy!” “Hey I need one photo with the guys too!” “I think my friend needs some help here – too many gifts!”
“The first thing our little Aben does after waking up is go straight to her grandmother’s garden and water the flowers. The excitement level is the same everyday. If left alone, she spends the whole day with her grandma – watering the flowers, and moving the pots around.” So folks – when was the last time you jumped out from your bed (early morning) excited about something? Aben seems to have found her passion. Have you found yours? Happy Weekend!
“Spotted this man at the local ‘Night Market’ or ‘Pasar Malam’ in the streets of Greenway market at Hat Yai city, in southern Thailand. At first glance, he came across as a homeless man with ragged clothes; but when I went closer to take this photo, he actually turned out to be pretty cool, and spoke really well. I think he looks like Sinbad (the sailor) with his head scarf. More interestingly, he was selling some cool handmade stuffs – clothes, bags and accessories made from organic materials. Me and my friends really loved his unique items. Sadly, we forgot to ask his name – so we went back to the market the next day but we couldn’t find him anywhere. Hopefully we get to see him again at the night market.” ~narrated by contributing photographer @lensakhaza_bwn (on Instagram)
“There, let me take care of this. I know how to make it better. By tomorrow morning, you’ll be better and back to normal.” “Haha, my husband is an expert in everything. He is suddenly an expert in healing sprained ankles :D”
“We are playing a double-race game. We have to carry our younger sister/brother on our back and see who can run the fastest. It’s so much fun! Everyday after coming back from school, we go out to play (this game), before our moms call us back home – to do our homework”
“We are on our way to the Gompa (Buddhist Temple). We go there every morning to meditate for an hour or two daily. We have to go uphill so it’s a bit tiring at this age, but this is how we would like to start our day . . Our children – they live in the city, and we sometimes go to visit them, but we soon start longing to come back to the hills. We like the peace and quiet here. This is our home. We have been telling our children to come back home.. but they seem caught up for now.”