“He’s always on the phone!” Photo taken in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.
Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance.
She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
Did you go to the islands of TAR park when you were there?
Unfortunately we didn’t. A good reason to go back 🙂
becoming almost a thing of the past here
Not sure they’ll ever get rid of the red phones booths in London.
Whoa! A pay phone? Haven’t seen one of those in awhile.
In some parts of the world they are rare.
I love how your last two posts have really captured ‘life in a moment of facial expression’. Priceless.
People fascinate me. I can sit for hours and people watch and hardly notice the time slipping away.
Hahaha that ibu-ibu is just like here, wearing a hijab but the shirt doesn’t cover the whole arm.
Does it depend on what country you are in?
I don’t know. Quran said to cover the whole arms but here many, mostly older married woman, often do it like the picture.
Interesting. I’ll pay closer attention on my travels. Might make an interesting blog post.
A nice study in grey and pink too!
Great caption. Some things are the same all over the world.
I realize that more and more when I travel.
Have to laugh over this one. I can’t remember the last time I have seen a pay phone!
Come to London. The red booths are everywhere!
There ought to be a time limit when others are waiting in line.
I wonder how much it costs per minute.
Lovely “historic” photo. Those were the days…
Just been looking through your travel photos of the day, this is a favourite!
Thanks. I’m always fascinated by people in their cities. The more I travel the more I realize that most of us have the same problems, hopes, and desires.
It’s true, people are basically the same all over the world.
I agree. And it’s a valuable lesson to learn.
LOL – that’s a great expression, like she’s always waiting for him.
I got the same feeling and felt for her. I don’t own a cell phone and I don’t talk a lot on the phone so I don’t have much patience for those who do.
Nice picture, TBM 🙂 Makes me remember my student days when some of the students used to take up most of the telephone time, making it difficult for the rest of us to receive calls 🙂
That does sound frustrating. My first college roommate would stay up all night on the phone fighting with her boyfriend. She would scream most of the night. One night in the middle of one of their epic fights I unplugged the phone. She didn’t say anything to me. Instead she just went to bed. After that night she would take the phone into the hallway and close the front door. I could still hear her, but it was much better.
Interesting to know that, TBM. Thanks for sharing. It must have been tough for you at that time, though it might feel a bit nostalgic now.
It drove me crazy back then, now when I think of it I smile. years make things better.