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Portfolio – Men at Rest

In a booming economy in this land of opportunities, one needs to be purposeful with time. Moments of rest are crucial.  Though it would be unfair to say that only men (read: the males) rest, they do seem to devote more time to it. Here a reflection of men (now read: men and women) at rest.

“Tension is who you think you should be.  Relaxation is who you are.”  ~ Chinese Proverb

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Old Dong men chatting away under the watchful eye of their dog, Guizhou, China.

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Han girls enjoying the park; old Han man enjoying his view, Sichuan, China.

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Uygur men trying to get a nap before costumers come, Xinjiang, China.

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Uygur man resting in the shade, Xinjiang, China.

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“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”  ~ Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, inspired by A.A. Milne

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Uyghur men having a laugh, Xinjiang, China.

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Han men playing Chinese chess, Sichuan, China.

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Han men enjoying good Chinese tea, Sichuan, China.

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“There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, for apart from him who can eat or who can have enjoyment?” – Ecclesiastes 2:24-25

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Old Dong men playing and napping under their village drum tower, Guizhou, China.

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Han man resting, Yunnan, China

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Old Tibetan man resting in front of his family’s tent, Sichuan, China.

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Tibetan women enjoying a good lunch, Sichuan, China.

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Tibetan beggar resting away from Tibetan women resting from circling the temple, Sichuan, China.

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“How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward.”  ~Spanish Proverb

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Tibetan monks on pilgrimage…rest?, Sichuan, China.

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The Sichuan (Han) men way of working, Sichuan, China.

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Han sweeper resting from her work, Sichuan, China.

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“A good rest is half the work.” – Author unknown

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Han man reading, Sichuan, China.

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Elderly Han playing cards on the street, Sichuan, China.

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Han man sleeping on his tricycle taxi, Chongqing, China.

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“…  and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done.” – Genesis 2:2-3

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More photo impressions on this topic can be viewed on my photo site.

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5 responses

  1. Pingback: Portfolio – Men at Rest « Dutchinaman's Blog

  2. Masterly compilation of men at rest 🙂

    November 2, 2012 at 11:22 pm

  3. Another collection of stunning photos. Loved your blog. Thanks so much for all the wonderful pics.

    November 28, 2012 at 2:12 pm

  4. I found this to be true in Vietnam, too.

    January 7, 2013 at 1:53 pm

  5. My favorite is the photo of the men playing Chinese chess.

    July 25, 2013 at 8:21 am

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