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Hello from China

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by swamiji, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. swamiji

    swamiji SC Rookie

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    Jan 29, 2013
    I am living in Chengdu, China and I am a Rangefinder photographer. Thus I shoot with Leica as its the only game in town. I was born in Los Angeles, but almost continuously travel. I spent some time in India and thus picked up several names. Most just call me Swamiji except here in china which they just call me 杰夫.
     
  2. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    Welcome to the forum Jeff (杰夫). I was born in LA also.

    Gary
     
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  3. swamiji

    swamiji SC Rookie

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    Jan 29, 2013
    Hi Gary, Jeff is the way it's pronounced, but it means brother-in-law. So go figure.

    In india I was given the name Swami Vittalananda Saraswati but so few can pronounce it, I don't worry about names any more.
     
  4. Phoenix

    Phoenix SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    Hi and welcome samiji.
     
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  5. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    LOL, regardless ... welcome. When did you leave LA?

    Gary
     
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  6. swamiji

    swamiji SC Rookie

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    Jan 29, 2013
    I left for the Bay Area in 1978. My first trip outside the US was in 2000
     
  7. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    Hi!!! Welcome to the mad house :)
     
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  8. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    What's life without a Swami explaining it along the way. Welcome.
     
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  9. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    welcome
     
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  10. tdp

    tdp Guest

    Ni Hao, Hola and Pan Gop Sumni Da
     
  11. swamiji

    swamiji SC Rookie

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    Jan 29, 2013
    My first teacher was from Bangalore, I have never been there myself. Most of my travels have been to the north (Varanasi, Kolkata, etc.)

    Don't worry, I am not much of a Pundit. As expected, I do tend to be a bit old school, which provides a different take on modern photography.
     
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  12. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Chengdu, sounds like an interesting place to be. Not often seen, speaking for myself. I hope you post some photos of your town, it would be very interesting to see.
     
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  13. swamiji

    swamiji SC Rookie

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    Jan 29, 2013
    I might post after the Chinese New Year, I am still breaking in my new Monochrom.
     
  14. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    Hello and welcome Swamji. I believe Chengdu is panda town.
     
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  15. swamiji

    swamiji SC Rookie

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    Jan 29, 2013
    Yes, there are several Panda reserves and panda clinic here. It's also the transfer point for visitation to Tibet.
     
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  16. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    Would love to get there some day. Who knows?
     
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