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Sunday, March 08, 2020

Capturing an Image of the Neighbourhood

Day 129 - I've lived in many, many different neighbourhoods during my life. We lived in numerous places during a mutual decade of work in the Middle East. Also, since retiring at the end of 2014, Jay and I have lived in locations other than in our community of New Westminster, BC in Canada.

We lived a total of ten months on Aguacate in old town Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and on the east bank in Luxor, Egypt. We stayed in the middle of the Penang island in Malaysia and also not far from the river in Siem Reap, Cambodia for five months. Last year, we had two months near Double Six Beach in Bali, Indonesia as well as three here near Masjid India in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Jay and I just spent three months in Minuwangoda, Sri Lanka and we're now back in KL. I have loved each neighbourhood and I felt at home in all of these places. Home is where you hang your hat.

However, I have very few photos of typical neighbourhood scenes from my past. I am aware that, going forward, photos of the ordinary scenes become special with the passage of time. Today, I walked to our nearest drug store. I picked up some medicine for Jay's upset stomach. After I left and crossed the street, I returned just to take a photo. One more picture of this neighbourhood now exists for me.

Pharmacy


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