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My documentary on the century old Tanjung Uma Village (a century-old fishing village in Indonesia with houses built over stilts) has been launched on Youtube!
Some moments in life can be a reminder to all of us that the single biggest ingredient to happiness is gratitude. It took me about half my life (so far) to fully learn this lesson but it’s engrained in me now and this documentary photo trip was another dramatic additional demonstration of how it’s our attitudes, not our circumstances that define us as human beings.
I hope that this documentary on a century old fishing village with houses built on stilts over the water at Batam island in Indonesia, would be a wake up call for people who keep thinking and revolving only in their own tiny world and not realising of all the things that are happening ‘outside’ their world. We are actually lucky beyond imagination. I know we all live in our own space, time and place, and to be too self-critical of our good fortune is false humility. But, this trip was a timely and healthy reminder to me of my excessive good fortune. I am blessed.
We all need reminders to appreciate life more.