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Yesterday, I posted a self-portrait in TL and it was a heavily post-processed one. Today, this "self-portrait" is genuine. I have no other choice.

Children or babies, all over the world, have one thing in common: they never lie. They smile when they-re happy, they cry when they're sad. Their EYES reflect what they see with such amazing clarity. They are the best mirrors one can have.

I saw this baby at the Luang Prabang night market and when I smiled at him, he continued staring at me with such intensity. I asked the mother if I could photograph him. The answer was "yes". I clicked and clicked and clicked.... The baby never gave up "posing" for me.

Luang Prabang is truly a very friendly place. It is too much to say that even this baby is friendly to me BUT somehow, there is some truth on it. Call it "observational learning". As very effective mirrors, they observe very closely and they imitate.

PP: Converted to sepia, USM.

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