Wednesday, 10 October 2012

倒頭栽 Up Side Down





It’s been a while since I posted a story.  Good news, though. I’m working on my first book deal to turn the four seasons series into a set of talking books. I re-working the text and taking photos and I am quite excited about that. Learning photography has been the most rewarding experience so far. Emilyn and Chantal will often join me. Even though they need to be my subjects most of the time, what ends up happening is the two taking their own toy cameras and mimicking what I do. It’s all fun and produces creative photos at the end. What more can I ask for?!

Dao tou zai is a Taiwanese slang and it has a clever and mischievous connotation to it. This short poem is all about Chantal. She really is an up side down girl. That means she has more fun with her head down and her feet up. I often ask her why she likes to be up side down so much. She just gives me a grin and says: it’s fun 好玩 Hao Wan

This up side down game also reminds me of how we need to turn our head around once in a while and look at things from a reversed perspective. It really gives you a different perspective, doesn’t it?

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