30 Photos 30 Days: #15

proud grandfather

Proud Grandfather

When Grandfather climbed onto his motorbike, little Misu wanted to go with him. She likes nothing more than to be in his arms. In her eyes, Grandfather is second only to her mother. We put her on the seat behind him and she wrapped her arms around him, ready to go anywhere.

Children as young as Misu would usually sit between the knees of the driver, or sandwiched between two riders. Misu pouted and threatened to cry when we picked her up after I snapped the photo, and Grandfather left without her.

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About Chris Galvin

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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4 Responses to 30 Photos 30 Days: #15

  1. Evelyn says:

    She’s so sweet! I’m glad to know she didn’t go for a ride without a helmet, tho.

  2. Adorable photo! I live in a pretty scooter-mad country, but even I was in awe of scooter drivers when I was in Viet Nam, and how many family members or items they could cram onto one little bike. Misu needs a half a dozen cousins to join her to be impressive. : )

    • chris says:

      I’m finding people do that less now than they used to. You’re right about what fits onto a motorbike – I have quite a collection of photos of things riding on bikes.

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