Feeling out of place at Thaipusam (2/3) || Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia || 02/14 || “Shall I close my eyes and get away as fast as possible or shall I have a closer look. The men don’t seem to feel the hooks in their backs. How??” In my bare naïveté I had dived into another world by simply showing up at Thaipusam festival. What I saw streched my imagination and challenged my preconceptions in a profound way. ➔ Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Thaipusam is one of the most sacred festivals for Hindu devotees. It’s a colourful, crazy spectacle. The piercings are part of the rituals.