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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Calf Trying To Wake Its Dead Mom

I wept for both the mother and baby elephant when I saw this heart wrenching image in our local newspaper yesterday. Notice the tears in the baby's eyes. Click on image.
It is suspected that the mother elephant along with several others have been poisoned. I hope that whoever did this will be brought to justice. May they rot in hell.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013


These pics were taken at Petaling Street aka Malaysia's Chinatown. With the Chinese Lunar Year just several weeks away, the place comes alive with shoppers haggling for Chinese New Year goodies at the myriad stalls and shops that line the street.
Shops selling Chinese New Year decorations
The pineapple is a popular traditional feng shui symbol of wealth
Chinese New Year Cookies
Asian-style Pork Jerky - a popular Chinese New Year gift
Waxed Duck - A Chinese New Year Staple. Not for me though!
Pussy Willows -  A favourite flower for the Chinese New Year. The fluffy white blossoms of the pussy willow resemble silk, and they soon give forth young shoots the color of green jade. The Chinese enjoy such signs of growth, which represent the coming of prosperity

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Louise Goodchild - Wire Wrapped Pendants

Be enchanted by these unique wire-wrapped pendants by Louise Goodchild. Her creations are mostly wired into (no pun intended) trees.

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Last Days Of Summer
The last day of summer, as the first leaves begin to turn, and the first spider spins a web for the morning dew to spangle. With late summer woodland anemones, and a fallen leaf caught in the cobweb.

Lazy Days
Inspired by dreams of lazy summer days, spent swinging gently in the sunshine, sipping something long and cool.

Apple Picking

Lilac Tree Of Life

Magnolia Tree of Life
Beaded magnolia blossoms on the tree and summer woodland anemones beneath

First Snow

Blue Bell Wood
There is nothing quite so beautiful as a carpet of vibrantly coloured Spring bluebells nodding their delicate heads in an English wood. These bluebells have been made from glass seed beads and wire, and the tree has been made purely from twisted and sculpted wire.

Harvest Moon


The Arbour
Rest a while on this dainty wrought iron garden seat, surrounded by vibrant blooms, with daisies underfoot

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Pantai Bersih

These photos were taken at the beach near my in-laws' place. Pantai Bersih in Malay translates as 'clean beach' but the beach hardly lives up to its name!
It's not exactly the kinda beach you wanna take a dip in - the water is icky, mushy and smelly, caused by the  mudflats that are exposed at low tide.

Itty-bitty crabs emerge from their muddy burrows to forage and court when the tide goes out

There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.
Victor Hugo

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Idei si Creatii Quilling

Sharing these awesome quilled creations by my sweet Romanian blogger buddy, the very talented Aurelia Eugenia of

Quilled graduation diploma for her adorable daughter Dana. She's a huge  Lion  King  fan!
Love the quilled butterfly!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Hilarious Thai Ad

This ad is at least six years old but it's pretty funny and worthy of a post.

Wicked! Just leave it to the Thais for making the best commercials! Who would have thunk!!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Ideas of Gi

Sharing these cute felt creations from a Portuguese blog that translates as "Ideas Of Gi".

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Book Markers

Owl Cake Toppers
Key Rings

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Street Art

These photos were captured during a recent visit back to Hubby's hometown, Georgetown - a UNESCO World Heritage site in Penang. The paintings were by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic of international fame.
One for the album
Sadly, the paintings did not weather our sunny and wet climate well and by the time I captured these, time has taken its toll on them and they looked kinda faded, bleached by the rays of the sun.

Sharing instead, the rest of the artist's paintings from other websites when they were in all their original glory.

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