the color of photography

~are we there yet?~ image copyright Kris Lee 2013

~are we there yet?~
image copyright Kris Lee 2012















“Is there color in someone else’s misery? Is there color in  the  faces  of

the victims of war? Is there color at the hospital or  when  someone  you

love boards the ship and you were seen containing your tears? There is

no color in sadness. There is no  color  in  ill  health.  There  is  no  color

when two trains collide.  Circumstances  in  life  decides  the  color  you

choose when you press the shutter. And that is the color of photography.”

~Kris Lee 2012~





Bo Geh Chiak Tau Geh

(Version in Hokkien)

Bo Geh Chiak Tau Geh


(Version in English)

No teeth eat bean sprouts.


About this rhyme:~

This rhyme pokes fun at toothless individuals and telling them that there is nothing hard one could eat when one is toothless except bean sprouts but the fact is bean sprouts are not that soft so to speak.

The author/owner has compiled for record, a collection of early Hokkien sayings, proverbs, rhymes and ditties to capture the essence and spirit of his hoi polloi, a community originating from the southern province of Fujian, China where individuals climbed aboard bum boats, crossing the South China Sea to settle in faraway lands to escape the brewing civil unrest and a way out from hardship carrying along with them in their journey, nothing except their trademark ponytails and their beliefs, very much rooted in Confucianism. These ditties retell their story and their lifestyle way back then so that the younger generation can gain an insight and foothold to their origin..