Saint Elias

This is Saint Elias (or Elijah). He is celebrated in my home country, Lebanon, on the 20th of July.

According to Wikipedia:

Elijah (Hebrew: אֱלִיָּהוּ‎, Eliyahu, meaning “My God is Yahu/Jah”) or Elias (/ɪˈlaɪ.əs/; Greek: Ηλίας Elías; Syriac: ܐܸܠܝܼܵܐ‎ Elyāe; Arabic: إلياس or إليا, Ilyās or Ilyā) was a prophet and a miracle worker who lived in the northern kingdom of Israel during the reign of Ahab (9th century BC), according to the Books of Kings in the Hebrew Bible.

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Haedong Yonggungsa Temple (해동 용궁사) – South Korea

In July of 2017, I visited the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple in Busan, South Korea.

As I was walking towards the temple, I was lured by the chanting. I stood by the temple speaker and recorded the following song:

Do you know what song this is?

 

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Anderson Debernardi the founder of: Usko-Ayar Amazonian School of Painting

During my trip to Iquitos, Peru, I discovered the Usko-Ayar Amazonian School of Painting which was founded by Anderson Debernardi.

I was having a dinner at Karma Cafe, Iquitos when noticed all the beautiful paintings on the wall. The following are some of the pictures I took with my phone. By the way, the cafe is awesome and I highly recommend it.

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License for Prostitution…back in the day

During my trip to Austin, Texas, in one of the bars, I saw the following licenses for prostitution:

I had no idea that such things existed:

Interesting how societies and social norms progress:

Nowadays, what used to be called a dress for a prostitute can be found in the streets by woman of all ages. But heck, who am I to judge what girls should wear. Their body, their choice.

Last but not least, I found the following poster in the toilet of one other bar as well:

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Phone zombies

Guilty as charged, often times I feel the compulsion to check my phone over and over again so I end up walking with my eyes glued to my phone. I don’t like this trend and I do my best to break this habit in myself. Meanwhile, why not enjoy this meme I found on the internet:

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