Thursday, August 30, 2012


This is an update.  The photo above was taken in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.  It is a scrappy border town on Hari Raya holiday.  The city center has been evacuated for the suburbs, leaving only a dazed mass of Bangladeshi migrant workers with nothing to do.  Gathered around the central bus stop, the horde of men stare at passers by and shift around on their stoops.  Nothing in their hands, they look useless and bored.  Nothing in their immediate future, they look agitated and confused.
             Here, we see a slight mockery as the local Chinese burn their dragon idols and carve up a roasted pig in the immediate presence of prophet Mohommad's fasting children.