Rice Fields
Rice Fields



Today, 25 most recent, 25 random images

Rice Fields

Taken: 23 August 2005, Bali, Indonesia.

Typical for Holland: Windmills.
Typical for Indonesia: Rice fields.

Symphony of Lights
Symphony of Lights



Today, 25 most recent, 25 random images

Symphony of Lights

Taken: 21 August 2005, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

One of my favorite spots in Hong Kong… Too bad it rained, and taking pictures with a camera in one hand and an umbrella in the other, with rain and wind at night, is quite challenging.

Subway
Subway



Today, 25 most recent, 25 random images

Subway

Taken: 21 August 2005, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong.

Netherlands: Metro
Hong Kong: MRT (Mass Transit Railway)
Taiwan: MTR (Mass Rapid Transit)
United Kingdom: Underground / Tube
North America: Subway
Sweden: Tunnelbana

Additions are welcome.

Symmetry
Symmetry



Today, 25 most recent, 25 random images

Symmetry

Taken: 20 August 2005, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Chinese festivals
Chinese festivals



Today, 25 most recent, 25 random images

Chinese festivals

Taken: 18 August 2005, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

This picture was taken on Hungry Ghost Festival. People burn paper “money” and incense.

On another note, today is Mid-Autumn Festival (some people call it Mooncake Festival), another Chinese festival.

One-Way Traffic
One-Way Traffic



Today, 25 most recent, 25 random images

One-Way Traffic

Taken: 17 August 2005, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

One-Way streets and roundabouts seem to be very popular all around the world. They’re doing a good job confusing everyone, and littering the street with more traffic signs and all that. I think roundabouts in countries where people drive on the left side of the road are even more confusing…

Thanks for all your reactions on my previous post: Sukbing Liz lokhin Joyce JKOO SAFFE Joanna karen.

The Western World
The Western World



Today, 25 most recent, 25 random images

The Western World

Taken: 17 August 2005, Lantou Island, Hong Kong.

Up until a few years ago I saw the Western World as a synonym for Modern World: civilized, high living standard, as opposed to the Third World countries.

But nowadays, when it comes to modern, convenient, highly organized, I see that East Asia emerges more and more. I’ll give you a few examples.

The local government in the Netherlands (and surrounding countries) try so hard to keep the economy growing: they need every tenth of a percent. But China tries hard to slow their economic growth.

There’s a lot of litter in the streets in the Netherlands. Sometimes it’s hard to find a trash can, it happens a lot that trash cans are too full and trash is disposed next to it. People often throw sigarette butts and chewing gum on the streets. I found the streets and buildings in Hong Kong to be clean.

The social system in the Netherlands is highly organized. A lot of (tax) money goes to the “poor” people, and sometimes they even get more than those who do work. Basically, you can’t fire employees. I lately heard someone call this a communist system.

Public transport is expensive and inefficient in the Netherlands. Waiting times for a metro can be up to 30-40 minutes (while in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan at least, you never have to wait long). When you buy a car, the tax is over 45% (I’m not sure if this is before or after the 19% sales tax).

Then why not move to East Asia? I don’t know. You can safely drink tap water here in Europe. You can eat stroopwafels, kroket, frikandel, pannekoeken, poffertjes, vla, patatje speciaal, bamiballen and that sort of stuff here. Hehe.

What’s your opinion on this?

Abstract
Abstract



Today, 25 most recent, 25 random images

Abstract

Taken: 20 August 2005, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Nothing to complain right now. Writer’s block? I’ll have to make something up for my next post then? Hehe.

Thanks for commenting: JKOO karen SAFFE Catherine Vicky

We’re still unglobalized
We’re still unglobalized



Today, 25 most recent, 25 random images

We’re still unglobalized

Taken: 20 August 2005, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Paul complained in an earlier post that the stores that he saw in the picture were mostly stores that were in Rotterdam too.

This picture should have stores that are different.

I absolutely love these neon advertising signs. They were exactly like how I imagined them, how I saw them in television shows or pictures. Maybe even better.

Here, we only have typical Dutch windmills.

To Sophia

Thanks for being one of my sister’s best friends. Your strength and faith were an example for all those around you. God bless your family. God bless your relatives and friends. I’m glad you’re free of pain now, that you’re in a better place now.

New layout – Experience the World
New layout – Experience the World



Today, 25 most recent, 25 random images

New layout – Experience the World

Taken: 18 August 2005, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong.

As you can see, there’s a new layout. That took long enough, didn’t it? My previous layout lasted almost 10 months, while some layouts lasted even less than a month. Anyway, this layout features a number of pictures that will randomly be displayed, so just press refresh to see a new pictures on top of this page. I hope you all like it. Feel free to comment on it or leave a message in my guestbook.

Plugs: Kim Renee Viola Cezanne anonymuis

Kenneth Kwee Photography / SyndiCube Studios
 

About Kenneth Kwee

 

Archives

 

Sitemap

Shooting pictures since around 2001, professional photographer since 2005. Contact Kenneth Kwee for photography projects in The Netherlands, including weddings. Connect to Kenneth Kwee on LinkedIn.

Kenneth Kwee's photography & website projects:
» In progress: New design for Hua Yi Xie Shang Hui
» Sincerity Administraties
» Orthodontia
» Toko Menteng