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Friday, October 28, 2022

Gallimaufry#55

Just a gallimaufry of photos 📷


 Turmeric  Curcuma longa

SKYWATCH FROM MY BALCONY



MALAYSIAN STREET FOOD

Lor Bak 
Essentially, Lor Bak is just meat rolled in beancurd skin and deep fried. The star ingredient is the Chinese five-spice powder, which consists of a mixture of star anise, cloves, cinnamon, sichuan peppercorn and fennel seeds. Lor bak is usually sold at stalls together with other deep-fried goodies such as prawn fritters, sausages, fish cakes, tofu, etc.

My mom-in-law makes the best Lor Bak.
Kolam 
Kolam is an ancient Indian art of drawing using colored rice grains or powdered rice to form symmetrical geometric patterns on the floor. The Hindus believe that a kolam at the entrance of a house will usher prosperity and harmony into the home. It is also believed that a kolam wards off evil spirits and diseases. 🪔
 
Sharing this year's most beautiful kolam created by Malaysia's talented kolam artist Ruben Prakash. The following photos are from his FB photo gallery.



This stunner at the concourse of a local shopping mall measures approximately 600 sq ft and is painstakingly created using coloured rice, rice flour, lentils and white rock powder in bold colours.
Do visit his FB page and be bowled over by his jaw-dropping creations  https://www.facebook.com/s4skyrangolikolammalaysia

My Corner of the World

67 comments:

  1. Stunning kolam. Those clouds in the sky pic are wild. That looks like it was going to be a good storm.

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  2. The kolam by Ruben Prakash just blew me away. It is absolutely exquisite. the street food looks delicious and I thank you for the introduction to kolam art! beautiful..

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  3. The designs in the photos are really pretty, I especially like the one with the horse on it, that one is amazing.

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  4. The Curcuma longa has very beautiful flowers. I have never seen it before. I use a lot of turmeric.
    Lovely skywatch from your balcony, and beautiful kolam.
    Have a nice weekend, Veronica!
    Many hugs!

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  5. Dearest Veronica,
    WOW, those rice grains are made into unbelievable art. On his FB Page, the peacock and everything look otherworldly.
    As usual, fine works of art—leave it to the Asian hands!
    The Turmeric or as we also say in Dutch Curcuma is such a beneficial spice that I use daily.
    Your food is always heavenly; you manage to bring me back to your part of the world with such wonderful vivid photos and the taste and smell I can remember—luckily I've had that opportunity to work and live there long enough.
    Thank you sweet friend.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  6. The kolam looks fabulous. I do not know them until you show case here

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  7. Beautiful shots, beautiful colors and delicious food. I always come here for the food.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥

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  8. Interesting art form, love the street food

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  9. the image of the clouds is a beauty. and I'm so grateful that God is with us, calming us, giving us comfort and hope. thanks for this stirring post, Veronica. have a lovely weekend!

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  10. The Kolam created with rice looks stunning! I love your balcony view...

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  11. Wonderful photos, as always. The food looks so good. And the Kolams are fantastic. That artist is so good! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

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  12. Spectacular drawings made with with colored rice grains! Interesting post about that ancient Indian art.
    I also like that beautiful picture of a cloudy morning (I mean the 2nd one).
    Have a nice weekend, Veronica!

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  13. From artwork to food this whole post is spectacular. I never had a mother-in-law who could make food like that and more's the pity!

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  14. How beautiful und colourful ist your post today, this is a really amazing art - thank you for sharing,
    have a nice Weekend my friend, many greetings from Germany
    Kirsi

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  15. Hello,
    The Kolams are beautiful, the artist is very talented. Great quote and sky images. The food looks delicious. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

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  16. The Kolam is so colorful. Amazing!

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  17. You published also enchanting flowers.
    Happy weekend, Veronica!

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  18. Hello Veronica :=)
    Great pictures of those angry looking clouds which bode of a brewing storm. I like the look of Lor Bak, it really does look delicious. I have heard of Kolam before from by blog friend Jeevan. It is a lovely tradition to make artistic designs in front of your doors to ward off evil spirits, and welcome into your home harmony and prosperity. The artist who made the large colourful design in the entrance of the large shopping mall is so talented. his precision work in his colourful design is awesome.
    All the best

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  19. I love all these images. The kolam artwork is so intricate and beautiful!

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  20. I really enjoy these posts and learn so much about other countries and customs. Have a good weekend!

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  21. Wow, those last couple of pictures are amazing. I love your photos.

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  22. Those kolam are stunning! How intricate the work!

    betty

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  23. Preciosa y colorida galeria. Me encantaron los dibujos y las flores.
    Buen fin de semana.
    Un abrazo.

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  24. The Malaysian street food looks delicious. I think I've had something similar to the Lor Bak, but I can't recall what it was called.

    Does the yellow tumeric spice come form the Turmeric — Curcuma longa?

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  25. Colorful post. The clouds look wicked.

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  26. What stunning kolam the artist created. I like the Lloyd Ogilvie quote you included. Storms in life are inevitable.

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  27. Those cloud photos, the Prakash table photos -- they all take my breath away! Oh, my -- how gorgeous!

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  28. Dear Veronica,
    I like to spice food up with turmeric, but I didn't know that turmeric flowers are so beautifully. Your Skywatch is ALWAYS spectacular!
    I think we would like Lor Bak too, it looks delicious. Making a Kolam is really a very special art, we saw quite a bit of it in India. But the ones you have shown are particularly artistic and beautiful!
    Thank you for your loving words about our farewell to Nina!
    I wish you wonderful last days of October and a good start into November!
    All the best from Austria,
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/10/lebenszeichen-herbstimpressionen.html

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  29. Bellas flores, quisiera probar el lor bak. Te mando un beso.

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  30. What a beautiful quote, and beautiful clouds. Thank you for sharing. The colorful rice art is something else. How talented the artist is. The deep fried meat looks delicious. Would love to try that. It looks like an overcast day looking out from your balcony. Sometimes those are nice days.

    I hope you have wonderful November days. Thank you for all your visits. I appreciate them so much.

    ~Sheri

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  31. What a beautiful kolam the artist has created.
    I really like the cloud photo, the food looks really delicious.
    Greetings Irma

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  32. This rice art is really amazing. I feel something spiritual.

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  33. Beautiful and exotic kolam, delicious foods, nice quote, and dramatic skies…., thanks for sharing.

    Yoko

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  34. Hello Veronica.
    Amazing shots. Wondeful flowers and much lovely food..hmmm...!!
    Fantastic to see that artwork in the shopping centre. So very nice with all beautiful colors!!

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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  35. Those clouds are gorgeous. I had never heard of kolam before we have always known of the colorful Hindu creations as a rangoli.

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  36. Wonderful shots, Veronica. The kolams are absolutely beautiful. The sky shots are amazing and it looks like rain is in the forecast. Have a great week!

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  37. Brilliant photos so clear and colourful those clouds never seen any like that before and the kolams and not forgetting that delicious food :-)

    Have a colourfultastic week 👍

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  38. Those clouds are amazing and so are the flowers. Oh boy, that food sure looks good.

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  39. Lor Bak sounds tasteful.... yummy.
    love the sky views...wonderful.

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  40. The Kolams are amazing and demand my attention. Lovely post today - wishing you a beautiful day!

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  41. Oh, wow!! Those Kolams are stunning!!

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  42. Wow! Really cool art work, and I love that quote about God's action in life's storms.
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2022/10/i-dont-see-one-of-these-very-often.html

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  43. Beautiful! I've never seen this art before. I also really like the photos with the stormy cloudy sky.

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  44. Those kolams are amazing Veronica. I'd never heard of them until now. It's interesting seeing the turmeric plant. I take the extract as a supplement.

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  45. Love the bright colors and patterns!

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  46. That was a gorgeous view of the clouds you captured from your balcony, and I loved the quote you shared from Olgilvie. It was so perfect!

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  47. Lovely melody of images! And the kolams are amazing! Thank you!

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  48. Love your gallimaufry of photos #55. I appreciate you sharing these.
    Visiting today from IMM #41,42&108

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  49. We love all the bright colors, they bring out happiness.

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  50. Those cloud images from your balcony are amazing, Veronica Lee, but the kolam creatures won out for amazingly intricate and beautiful. I wondered how long it took to create the one at the mall and if anyone knows how much rice was used and how the grains are kept in place. I am not a FB user or fan, so perhaps the answers are there.

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  51. Sorry meant “creations” in my previous comment😕spell check only works for a misspelling and not a misuse of a word.

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  52. What a lovely art, even it's temporary.
    You prepared a fabulous mosaic, Veronica!
    Thank you and Happy WW and a fine week!❤️

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  53. I hadn't heard of Kolam, but it is absolutely beautiful.

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  54. ...Veronica, thank for this colorful post on this foggy morning. Take care and stay well.

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  55. What a beautiful post. I love all the colors and I love the quote about the storm. Very true. Most of all I love the food. Yummy and I've not had breakfast yet.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

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  56. Your post looks colorfull. Thanks for sharing. Have a good day :)

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  57. What a great variety of photos you give us.

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  58. Thanks bunches for sharing these wonderful photos with Sweet Tea & Friends this month.

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  59. Olá, Verônica, que arte maravilhosa, que cores lindas!!!
    Suas fotos são fantástica, as comidinhas eu adoro, é bom ver daqui! rss
    Aplausos para sua linda postagem!
    Uma boa semana, com muita paz e saúde.
    Um abraço.

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  60. Kolam sounds amazing. Pretty photos, amazing colours <3 Have a great week!

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  61. My daughter-in-law and her family are from India. Grandma still lives there 6 months out of the year. She owns some stunning items with gorgeous colors. Just like this... :) Here to wish you a wonderful day!

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  62. very nice! have a great weekend!

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