Wandering around the crowded and narrow soi’s of Chatuchak Market in Bangkok one can find nearly anything imaginable. For me, people watching and photography fit the bill. When I encountered this woman she immediately tugged at the heartstrings. She was selling little packages of tissue and other small items for a few baht each, held in baskets from a pole that she slung across her back. It must have been 40C, with people moving every direction; and there she was, doing her best to make a living. No one seemed to give her a second glance. I asked her in Thai if I could take her photo – she seemed surprised I could speak Thai and agreed. I took a couple of shots and showed them to her, and she laughed when I said she looked beautiful! I said thank you and we bought a few packs of tissue and parted ways. A pretty amazing encounter. By far the highlight of the market for me.