Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Friday shootout: Faces and smiles

I see plenty of happy smiley faces in school. Once, I even took photos of my students and got them to make unscrambled faces, we had lots of laughs. Unfortunately I am not allowed to post them here.



My first born, she had chubby cheeks that people liked to pinch. She was the most beautiful baby in the whole wide world, shamelessly claimed her mum. LOL
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Here she is again, with her cousin Katie. Now, her mum has to say, these are two most beautiful girls. Their smile melted even the ice from Eskimo land.

Years later, another cousin Olivia has emerged to win the title. Olivia is having her photo with her brother Lincoln.


13 year old Sam, he had a perfect egghead when he was little, according to our friends.
Those ones of my son Sam, after the initial reluctance and some bribing, he is obliging. The photo of him with a very blissful look is the result of putting an ice cold can of drinks on his head after walking 4 km in the hot amd humid tropical jungle. The next one was returning after a day's hike of more than 10 km, back at the air conditioned resort room, after a shower and helping himself to his bar of chocolate. Finally, relaxing on the bed on a duvet of Jolly Roger he chose for himself. It doesn't take much to satisfy a 13 year old, does it?




You may like to travel to the jungles of Borneo and be entertained by these friendly Orang Ulus, or people of the jungles. I am posting some of the photos of the many tribal men and women I met during my trip to Mulu caves in Borneo.




"I am really thrilled to offer up the theme this week "Faces and Smiles". I am a Mom of five, artist and teacher. Running my own preschool... I get lots of opportunities to shoot happy faces. I have discovered that I have a passion for catching faces when folks are not looking, fun, candid shots. I live in North Idaho, Coeur d Alene. It is a tourist area... we have a wonderful lake for summer fun and winter skiing is just a short drive away. With all of the summer fun here, I get lots of wonderful chances for people shots. I hope that you have some fun with this one!! I can't wait to see all of the faces from your town!
Let Fly with the smiling faces." Sarah

This Thursday is Thanksgiving in the USA, is it Thanksgiving in your town / country also? For me Thanksgiving means family and friends, friendly faces, lots of smiles and that's why the blogger team picked Sarah's topic for this week. If your country is not celebrating Thanksgiving this week no matter - have fun with the topic, if raining go to the mall, if snowing sit in the reading room of a book store - anywhere there are children there are smiles - help yourself to the photos. GingerV

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Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

14 comments:

Jay said...

Beautiful multicultural faces.

Bagman and Butler said...

This is the first Friday shootout I've seen -- and I just know this will be a special, heartwarming collection from everyone. This is a wonderful opening

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Ann, I fully agree with you, you sure got one beautiful baby, and I bet today having real traffic stopper looks. Hey! Can see she has her mom's attractive looks too....
Good looking son too. They'll be giving you beautiful grandchildren one of these days....

You're a great photographer, Ann. Have fun, best regards, lee.

Sarah Lulu said...

The children were so delightful, and all the faces wonderful.

Jama said...

You have a very beautiful daughter! I'm posting mine soon.

Mary said...

Oh, I do love those cheeks! Great variety and what a handsome, cheerful looking son.

J said...

Thanks for your visit. I have to say, from the knowledge gleaned from friends who are already at the 'find a publisher' stage - getting two rejections for unsolicited manuscripts, is, well, pretty much normal. Try, try and try again I say. And then publish it yourself.

I was living in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, about 277 km south of Beijing. I was lucky to be able to travel to many wonderful places though, I saw Shanghai, Xian, Yangshuo, Qingdao, Macao and HK. Where is your family from orginally?

A Scattering said...

wonderful shots - everyone is just beaming. Have a great week Ann!

GigiSxm said...

great post!

GingerV said...

nice faces, nice smiles. your family is a beautiful group of people.

Pauline said...

Beautiful faces with lovely smiles, Ann

Roger Owen Green said...

Tiny tots and thanksgiving would be a great post for ABC Wednesday this coming week.

J9 said...

Wonderful selection of photos - your daughter and nieces and nephews are beautiful!

REDLAN said...

Very cute deborah and cute sam and their cousin Olivia. You are so lucky and pround Mom and auntie indeed of having them. Great faces and smiles of tourists and Indonesians.