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    San Diego Asian Cultural Festival

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    Re: San Diego Asian Cultural Festival

    Very nice, the last one is so funny.

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    Re: San Diego Asian Cultural Festival

    Actually the little girl with the half coconut bra was part of a young Polynesian dance troupe. I had problems with the busy background of these Korean drummers...
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    However was able to get one drummer in a solo...
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    Re: San Diego Asian Cultural Festival

    Quote Originally Posted by rpcrowe View Post
    I had problems with the busy background of these Korean drummers...
    Maybe, Richard, but you certainly used colour to capture and convey the vibrancy and energy of the event.

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    Re: San Diego Asian Cultural Festival

    Quote Originally Posted by rpcrowe View Post
    Actually the little girl with the half coconut bra was part of a young Polynesian dance troupe. I had problems with the busy background of these Korean drummers...
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    However was able to get one drummer in a solo...
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    I think the position of the dancers create a vision we aren't very familiar with; so we automatically believe that it is unsettling, however somewhere in our mind we force ourselves to accept it as reality.

    Very colorful and sharp.

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    Re: San Diego Asian Cultural Festival

    There was lots of wonderful color during this event...

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    Beautiful Filipnas wore dresses with Spanish influence...

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    The Barong Tagalog is men's formal attire from the Philippines. It is worn at occasions in which cultures from less tropical climates would wear tuxedos and is considered every bit as formal. From personal experience, I know it is a great idea and very comfortable in a hot and humid climate. My barong was all white with the fancy embroidery white on white...

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    Of course when I wore a barong, I was a lot slimmer than I am now. It is not a flattering outfit for a guy with an ample belly. Along that line, IMO, many ethnic Asian costumes (the kimono from Japan, the Ao Dai from Vietnam, Cheongsam from China, etc., etc.) while looking very beautful on slim, small boned Asian females do not look flattering on larger Caucasian females. That is just my personal opinion...

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    The lovely lady below modeled a line of clothing that had Asian influences but, was not typically ethnic Asian. She lowered (closed) her eyes quite often and I wanted to capture this expression...

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    By the way, her skin was that smooth without the benefit of PP smoothing...

    I seldom get any images of myself in any venue...

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    This young lady asked if I knew anything about Vietnamese culture and I told her I had lived in Vietnam for over two years, spoke a litle Vietnames and had studied Vietnam's history and culture. I don't think that was the answer she expectd but, it certainly broke the ice...
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