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March 2nd 2013
CHINA: FACES OF ANHUI. I lost a tooth in Shanghai...bit on a peppercorn in a duck-laced caesar salad...affecting my smile for the rest of the trip...smiling for photos with my mouth shut! Waited for a train...heavy packs...zillions of Chinese also waiting. Then one seat became vacant...walked towards it to try to secure the seat for Denise...the guy next to it smiling broadly to me ... read more
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Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
2nd March 2013

A friend in need
You know if you weren't the lawyer of a dentist...I do wonder.
2nd March 2013

I checked with my prosthodentist and he advised the teeth can grow longer to fill the gap, which explains why this chap's middle teeth are longer. A number of the folks in Cheng Kan were missing their middle teeth completely, so dental issues in some rural areas are critical. Fortunately my smile is under repair, so I'll be smiling the pearly whites before you know it.
2nd March 2013

This is one of your best ever portraits, a face (and teeth) with plenty of character!
2nd March 2013

In between gigs in KL...pleased to hear from you. He was excellent company...chattered incessantly as we walked along...couldn't understand a word...didn't matter. Not only were his teeth longitudinally grown to fill the gap...his left ear was decayed...which you can also see in the photo. And he loved having his photo with pleasure I complied!
4th March 2013

Great photo. I was hoping you would add a portrait of yourself minus one tooth for comparison!
5th March 2013

Thanks Michelle
Photos of my toothless amile on TB...You know I'm the shy, retiring type! Hope you enjoyed "Heaven"...its back...yippee!

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