Simple life

Title:Simple life

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This place is about more than 120 km from Hanoi where I haphazard  met this yokefellow.They live in area that belongs to Xuan Thuy National Park in Nam Dinh province.


The couple’s name is also started by letter “T”-Thuy and Tam.Thuy is the husband and Tam is the wife.As they said: before 90s they were in Gia Lai (Gia Lai is a province in the Central Highlands of Vietnam).At that period,Thuy was a police but a few years later,he had some troubles about political and he decided to retire.In 2000,they moved to this area and they have been living here for 14 years.


They said to me that they wanted to have a peaceful life and that was the reason why they’re here.
In this series of photos,I wanted to capture the peace and the happiness of their life.They found a peaceful place where they could do things together,took care for each other and the most important thing was they were enjoying their own life.

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The couple that I’ve met in Nam Dinh Province.image

Thuy-54 years old-the husband.He used to be a police in Gia Lai Province.image

Tam-46 years old-the wife.She moved here with Thuy to start a new life.

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The way to their place.It is not easy to go by when it rains.

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From behind their home.The home is surrounded by soil.

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Drainage between ponds.

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Tam is catching trapped fishes at drainage.

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Fishes and shrimps are the main aliment.

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They use furnace and burn firewood for protecting their home from insect.

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The altar is in corner of home.

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In the morning,they always get up early at 5:00 and Tam is the one who always prepares breakfast.

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Thuy is brushing his teeth next to the pond.

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They utilize water pond for cleaning dishes and other things.

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Thuy is preparing wood panels to lock the door of drainage.image

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This mate is very kind and friendly so their neighbour sometimes come over their home for visiting,chatting or smoking some cigarettes.

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Thuy and Tam also nourish dogs for selling and protecting their home.They said to me that they could get about 40 millions VNĐ from selling dogs.

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A corner in their home.This corner is utilized for cooking.

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