Anne Frank House

Anne Frank is one of the millions of victims of the Nazi prosecution of the Jews during the second world war. In 1933, when Hitler comes to power and establishes an anti-Jewish regime, the Jewish Frank family went into hiding at 263 Prinsengracht in Amsterdam i.e. the ‘Anne Frank House’, also referred to as the Secret Annexe in Anne Frank’s diary.

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“One day this terrible war will be over. The time will come when we’ll be people again and not just Jews!” This is an excerpt from Anne’s famous diary which is now one of the world’s best-selling books.

A visit to the Secret Annexe in Amsterdam was heartbreaking. I saw the depressing living conditions of the family in hiding – an extremely dark and narrow house; people in hiding have to stay indoors 24-7. The curtains are always drawn. And as described in Anne’s diary: “During the day our curtains can’t be opened, not even an inch.”

I started reading Anne Frank’s Diary after the visit, and I’m very inspired by her ability to express her thoughts so articulately through writing.

In the museum, there were exhibits depicting the harrowing faith of Jews under Hitler’s anti-Jewish regime. Photos are not allowed, and according to a sign, this is because the visit may be an emotional one for some visitors.

The queue to get in was almost 2 hours, and it’s all worth it.

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雨林

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“乾脆踏踏實實地淋了一場雨,在雨中也不會跑步,就慢慢地走。感受…這叫什麼…豁出去的感覺。一次就可以讓我很深刻。我在想面對自己最害怕的事情,最恐懼的東西,有時候也許可以用一種…狠狠地去淋一場雨,把你的保護傘…然後把所有你認為可以依賴的東西…放棄,也許就這麼一次會有這樣的體會。” ﹣陳綺貞

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Penang

 

Has it been a year? Some photos I casually snapped using Olympus (then), on a 2-day-1-night adventure with the white car we hired from Penang Airport, which faithfully brought us to the many amazing places.

I’m sure there are more photos, lying somewhere in my old Samsung phone. That night in the neighbourhood pub, more lights of this beautiful island, and all that food adventures…

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Memories

Fujicolor Superia 200. Packed this film for my travels in 2012. Did not process it until today. Three years later.

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I nervously clicked to open the folder of #noedits, a series of surprises, and mostly, beautiful memories. Half framed, with my old and faithful Diana Mini. Film days, miss you dearly.

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coffee dreams

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I received this gift sometime ago.

A very unique espresso cup from the Nu Design Gallery in Hong Kong. I dream of a day having my very own espresso machine at home and I’ll be able to use this. Meanwhile, lots of training to boost my caffeine tolerance.

Hongkong Design Mug

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