Last week I had a sudden, short-lived paparazzi –like bash.    I got super excited.  It made our not so exciting stay in Bangkok to do a not so exciting work- related errand quite exciting.

While my family and I were waiting for our train, camera men and black blazer clad- politician-looking people came into Hualumpong Train Station.  There was a buzz about a high rank politician coming.  And I thought right away it should be Yingluck Shinawatra (   True enough, after a short while the media and other people hurried into the lobby like flies feasting on meat  in a frenzy.

Dying of curiosity, I went there to see for myself with my husbands  camera .  Indeed, the high rank politician referred to was Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.  I was mentally battling either to wrestle my way into barricades of human bodies or retreat at the back, and wait for a chance.  But then I thought this is my chance.  If I will let my shyness prevail, nothing will happen. I would go home thinking would have I gotten a picture of her had I tried to at least take a peep?  Well, I am so thankful I was able to brush my shyness off, and freed myself from “don’t be starstruck mentalities” for the moment though, because I was able to take three photos of her.

It felt good.  It was a feat on my part. I was able to photograph the Prime Minister in the most unlikely place with the tight security and news-voracious media men all around. The pictures may not be pixoto-quality, but it was I who took them and for me it is my most interesting/exciting capture ever!Pixoto link:


My Photos of Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra