So long, my good friend. Thank you for all the great times…
What you saw above is my late shoes.
I got them back in mid 2008.
Since then, we were never apart — I wear those boots everywhere.
Some would call me stingy, some would call me loyal, some would call me sentimental for only wearing one pair of shoes for three years.
But, in fact, I’m just helping Mr. Boots to have a full, meaningful life — not bought then kept in the drawer, never to see the light of days.
In the past three years, Mr. Boots have traveled to a lot of places, especially cities in Indonesia and Japan, and also to Singapore and Taiwan.
It has to end in South Korea.
It had been awhile that my wife asked me to buy a new pair of shoes — nagging, if I may add.
I didn’t want to admit it; but I did realize that Mr. Boots had reach his limit.
A “Sole Surgery” that he had last year can only do so much.
Finally, on one rainy day, the day when I took these photos, I was soaked — wet to the socks.
Mr. Boots’ soles failed again.
I guess it’s time to let go, as my wife chose a new pair for me.
I left Mr. Boots in our Motel at Busan.
I left a part of me in South Korea.
Thank you for everything, my comrade. Salute!
To be honest, it has been awhile since I bought my own shoes.
It has always been a gift from family, or provided by the company where I work — which includes Mr. Boots.
It’s not that I can’t afford or too cheap to buy one. I just don’t really mind about appearance, and I like old stuffs. Perhaps, I just like status quo.
Anyway, for what it’s worth, here it is the new shoes.
I still don’t know what I will call these shoes :D…
They say good shoes are very essential for Street Photographer — I agree. And so far, I’m very satisfied with the new shoes.
I’m looking forward for many years of good service from them.
Kore kara, yoroshiku onegaishimasu…
*Busan, South Korea and Kanagawa, Japan