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Old Boots

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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.


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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


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12 responses

  1. Kiyoshi

    congratulations for your new boots.. eh shoes,, eh alas kaki,, eh,, happy walking aja deh :D

    November 5, 2011 at 22:42

    • Thanks, mate :D…

      November 6, 2011 at 06:50

  2. Your boots have a long history.. :D
    I think I’ll have the ‘thing’ that will have a long history like your boots, that is my Jeans Jacket, almost everyday I use it, and maybe I’ll have the same experience with you – “Some would call me stingy’. About a week ago my friend asked me; “Why you always wearing that jacket?” And I just smiled at her.. :D

    November 5, 2011 at 23:13

    • Hahaha… I guess we have something in common, Fajar :-). And I agree, a smile would be the perfect answer for her question — even if you try to explain it, I don’t think she will ever understand :D

      November 6, 2011 at 06:52

  3. I just like the name “Mr Boots” =D

    November 7, 2011 at 19:10

    • Perhaps I should just call the new shoes “Mr. Shoes”? I don’t think they qualify as Mr. Boots, Jr. :D…

      November 8, 2011 at 07:58

  4. What a great post. I like the sentiments in there. My husband wears the same shoes every day too! That is not something I could do :).
    Congrats for your new cool shoes!

    November 8, 2011 at 02:54

    • Hahaha… that is good to know that I’m not the only one who is doing this. Now, I can tell my wife that your husband does the same thing :D…
      Thanks, Jenn!

      PS: It’s been awhile since I saw you here. Hope everything is great :-).

      November 8, 2011 at 08:00

  5. And I’m sure you and my husband are not the only ones!

    Everything is going great. Enjoying the err.. cooler weather :). I’m sorry I have been slacking off in visiting your blog. I will try to visit more often.

    November 9, 2011 at 06:57

    • Good to hear that everything is going great, Jenn. Don’t worry about slacking… I was just wondering how you are doing, especially with the holiday season :-)…
      Don’t worry about the visit :-P … I definitely don’t want this to be such an obligation for you :-)…

      November 9, 2011 at 15:22

  6. Ahahah. Don’t worry, your new shoes look really great! :)

    November 22, 2011 at 19:20

    • I really hope so, Helder :D…

      November 22, 2011 at 21:42

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