Painting with slow exposure

One-second exposure at ISO 80

One-second exposure at ISO 80

It should be obvious by now, that I’m a bit obsessed with Christmas lights. No blue, because that circuit burned out.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

Perdy...

My budget hotel room in Paharganj needed a little color; a home/party decorations shop in Khan Market that has gone completely Christmas-themed was happy to assist. If I weren’t leaving Delhi in two days (and it weren’t so environmentally unfriendly), I would have bought a six-foot fake tree, too.

Unfortunately, after one evening, the blue, red and gold lights had all crapped out. I sucked it up and went back to purchase another strand today. I’ll be more gentle this time.

I’m praying that as I’m traveling through the holidays, wherever I stay has at least as one electrical outlet. Perhaps I can decorate a palm tree.

‘Tis the season.

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Dia de los Muertos

I went to a posh club for a Halloween (Dia de los Muertos) party (thankfully things fell into place and I didn’t miss my favorite holiday of the year). The party was somehow connected to the Mexican Embassy.

My costume, last-minute and on the cheap: Twister.

I found a toy store, bought the game for $6.50, cut a hole in the mat, turned it into a poncho/shirt (duct tape and carabiners to hold it together), hung the spinner around my neck with a shoelace and voila!

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Forgive me, this photo is disgusting

Nothing a good teeth brushing couldn't fix

Nothing a good teeth brushing couldn't fix

Cringe. I do when I see this photo, and I was there. Hell, it’s my own mouth.

This is the aftermath of paan, a wonderful Indian treat. It consists of areca nut, tobacco and sometimes spices or paste wrapped up in a betel leaf. The resulting little triangle of goodness goes into your mouth where you chew it, suck on it, tuck it into your cheek and slowly spit it out.

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