Thursday, January 27, 2011

Travel Thursday | Burden

In Malay there's a saying

Berat mata memandang
Berat lagi bahu memikul

Which means...

Hard for the eyes to see
Harder for the shoulders that carry

Kind of make you see things in a different light and manner, what people have do to earn a living.....

Ensuring food on the plate
Clothes over the shoulder
Roof over the head

Counting my blessing.

Thank you god.

More on my India trip here.


Martina said...

Oh, so true! We should be sooooo grateful for all the luxury we're adjusted to and remember that most of mankind isn't that lucky. Have a happy, adventurous day Lily!

Miles Of Style said...

very true. sometimes we take these basics for granted and forget how blessed we are compared to some unfortunate people around the world. thanks for reminding me sweetie! xoxo.

Bananazஇ said...

Great pantun in both languages very pandai haha. Old folks used to say if you travel often shall see 'life' differently and never to complain too much. Cari makan not easy.

Y. Ikeda said...

Great entry. The photo fits to what you have described!
I like this photo. Very well-captured! I hope the driver is not a speed maniac!
Thanks for sharing.

George said...

You've given us a very thought-provoking post. 'Burden' is a perfect title for this photo. I don't know how they managed to get the wagon so loaded.

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Great words of wisdom that I like a lot. I'm just hoping that the tractor doesn't tip over before it gets to it's destination &... I'm pleased I'm not driving my car behind it.

debarpita mohapatra said...

So true...

Lily Riani said...


so true right...


going to india teaches and reminded me alot.


you translate form chinese? must look up for that "chen yi"

Lily Riani said...


thanks, they were driving it pretty sloooooooooooow.


it got me wondered as well, you know what they say "where there's a will, there's a way".


exactly, we got our car to overtake them.... and then i turned around to take a pic.

debarpita mohapatra,

yup! thanks.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Beautifully done and good word...

Carver said...

Great shot and I like the sayings.

Arcita said...

interesting thought. thanks for posting this

Wenny Yap said...

Appreciation and gratitude does wonders. It opens the gate to humility.

Lily Riani said...

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah,

thanks. and appreciate you dropping by my blog.


thanks. hope you visit my blog often.


thank you and appreciate you visiting my blog.


agree master yoda, you are my inspiration.

Lara @ Uproad said...

we should always be grateful for the food that comes easy into our plates.

Traveller's Anatomy said...

travelling do provide me with an insight of how people in that country live besides visiting the touristy places. It's make me grateful for what I have. I disagree when other people thinks that travelling is for pure fun and wasting money. Big NAY!!!

Liudmila said...

It's interesting to see for a traveler, such scenes. We laugh about them. But you are right, many persons earn their piece of bread and roof too hard. We have to greatful to the god for the good life that we have.

snowwhite said...

Amazing capture with depth!
I agree with you - it' so true.
Your picture tells me more and more about their life!
Thank you!

My dashboard of Blogger hasn't let me know your new posts.

Ola said...

good picture!

Lily Riani said...


you are right, count our blessing.


exactly, misconception. if you go with the thoughts of shopping memang ler kan. sapa suruh.


spot on, be like them, then you shall understand.

Lily Riani said...


i shall take of these pics then, real life pics.

really, i wonder why...



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