“Chinese Tombstone in Black and White”.
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I was photographing in the rain at a Chinese cemetery in Penang. I walked there. It was a long walk, but it was raining and cool…and really wet. I found a general caretaker doing some chores and I did my best to communicate with him. I started with speaking a little in Malay, and he didn’t seem to understand me. I know my Malay is bad, but not horrible, so I figured he didn’t know how to speak Malay! Imagine that: a Chinese who has lived in Penang, for like ever (probably), and doesn’t know how to speak Bahasa Malaysia. Some Penang Chinese only know how to speak Hokkian or Mandarin. Eventually, I realized he knew a little English. So, we did our best to communicate in English, and I got my verbal “Okey-Dokey” to take some pictures in the junglized and wet, Chinese cemetery.
Here is a Black and White photo of a tombstone surrounded by tall weeds and jungle “stuff”.