So, here are some sublime and some ridiculous moments of 2012, all captured on my handy camera phone:
January - The Goddess in Suburbia: This statue of Kwan Yin is in a front garden in Canley Heights, and I always walk past her when we go to have dinner there. A perfect opportunity to say a quick prayer.
February - Chuc Mung Nam Moi: The Lunar New Year is a pretty big affair around Cabramatta, where I live. These ladies were rocking some OTT lunar looks in Cabramatta mall, and I just loved them.
March - In Cambodia: I was there for a few months, working on my new book, Destination Cambodia.
Kampong Speu: I was at a long-life ceremony at a village in rural Cambodia.
May - Bangkok: A shrine to Ganesha outside Wat Indraviharn.
June - Kuala Lumpur: At the Buddhist Missionary Society in Brickfields.
July - Book Launches: My friend Jane Skelton launched her story in a collection from Margaret River Press, at Gleebooks.
August - Second-Hand Books: I am always buying books. This is a quiet corner at Berkelouw's in Leichhardt.
September - Exploring the City: Bet you can't tell me where this little gem of nineteenth cenury statuary is in the Sydney CBD.
October - Schoenstatt: Once a year Thang and I go to the Shrine to the Virgin Mary at Mt. Schoenstatt in Mulgoa.
November - Banh Mi: Thang's deconstruction of the Vietnamese sandwich was featured in the December ed. of SBS Feast magazine. Which comes out in November. I don't understand magazines either.
December - Train I Ride: I caught a guy doing a yoga workout on the 9.30 train.
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