冗談じゃない

A metallic silver shop sign for a restaurant called 冗談 (

Por tiuj, kiuj uzas iOS, elŝuteblas nova esperanta klavaro nomata Poeto. Mi ege ŝatas ĝin.

🌙

The slight "smiling" moon during the daytime, in a deep blue sky over brick townhouses

Shift Happens. ⌨️

The contents of the "Shift Happens" boxset of two hardback books, one paperback book, and a booklet, laid out side by side.

ゴジラ

A white flag with a huge red circle in the middle, in which is a painting representative of Hokusai's "The Great Wave off Kanagawa", but with the wave shaped like Godzilla. Labelled with the name "Godzilla" in Japanese.

👖🚪👗

The front door of an old and tired single-storey abode with washing hanging out front on both sides, flip-flops on the doorstep. A scene perhaps hard to age

愛妻

A small road junction, with several motorcycles coming towards the camera, and a blue sign hanging in the distance reading 愛妻洗衣店

🏮

Mural of a street scene, with hues of gold, and several yellow and red lanterns overhead appearing as though lit.

At the start of his journey, the traveller is truly, albeit temporarily and perhaps contentiously, an adventurer, observer, farseer, nomad, ronin, and a traitor of the system, all at the same time.

– Eddy Izuwan Musa / Tristan Yap, The Cycle Empire

☕️

A sign: Coffee smells like freshly ground heaven :)

🤿

Looking up towards the central ceiling dome in a shopping mall, with a large screen in front. On the screen a man is shown snorkelling towards us through blue water

🚬

A huge pile of cigarette butts on a disposal stand, in front of the side of a food truck, in red with white writing

🦌

A stone tablet, with a brown surface and a hole cut in its centre, stood at an oblique angle facing away from the camera, with a white reindeer statue in the distance, appearing through the hole.

Happiness begins here

A sign in Traditional Chinese characters: 幸福從這開始

☕️

Hand-drawn sign with an illustration of a cup of black coffee on a saucer, with the words "Drink Marvellously", and the name of the coffee shop, Yoshino Coffee.

An old photo of Bitan for Leap Day. Thanks to 老涂, who made it using a Holga on Fomapan film, back in 2011. 📷🎞️

Black and white misty photo taken from a bridge, of a river, bounded by mountains on the right side.

Dune: Part Two was epic, I loved it. Hans Zimmer’s score was incredible. Saw it nearly back-to-back (16 hours) with re-watching Dune, both on IMAX. It follows the book well, but of course they left out a few things, and made it more socially acceptable. 🍿

☯️

Looking across a white bridge, the lower part made up of blue arches, with embossed dolphins and the yin and yang symbol

🪧 所不負責

A green fishing boat up on the dry dock being repaired/painted, beside a white sign relinquishing responsibility for paint that gets splashed on any cars parked nearby.

❎🅾️

Two jars of Marmite; one normal with a yellow lid, and the XO (extra old/mature) beside it

🐈

White and ginger cat with its eyes closed, crouched on a motorcycle seat

🐧

Dutch tall (sailing) ship behind an iceberg in the background, with several people and penguins walking along the beach in the snow in front

A ship is the noblest of all man’s works – a cunning fabric of wood, and iron, and hemp, wonderfully propelled by wings of canvas, and seeming at times to have the very breath of life.

– Mutiny on the Bounty

The stern of a sailing boat, including the wheel, with her name