Thursday, 24 December 2009

Thursday, 17 December 2009


Independence Day celebrations continued for me and some colleagues at our local 'shishcoteque' - a heady mix of Kazakh water pipes (kalyan), disco music, and garish lights.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Happy Kazakh Independence Day!

The Independence Monument: The Golden Man rides a winged snow leopard.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Black smokers

Out of context, a bewildering question from an English test.

(Gold star to the first person who can tell me what "black smokers" refers to here!)

Friday, 4 December 2009

Black Hat White Hat

Conflict was inevitable.

No sugar bowls were smashed in the making of this movie.