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Friday, September 15, 2023

Gallimaufry#95

Just a gallimaufry of photos ๐Ÿ“ธ

Mother Mary's shrine
I love the uniqueness of this shrine in St. Michael's Church in my hometown. Dedicated to Mother Mary, the shrine has an unmistakable Asian influence in its design, which is very unusual for a Christian church.

Just another manic morning
Despite the frenetic pace of life, Malaysians always find time to have a brekkie in a hawker center before taking on the day's challenges.
Hawker centers are the heart and soul of Malaysian life, and there's always one at every turn and corner. Hawker fare is very affordably priced, and for singles and empty-nesters, it's cheaper to eat out than cook at home.

Can you spot the doggo?
Brekkie
Yellow hibiscus

FROM THE TRAVEL ARCHIVES

Piazza della Repubblica, Florence 2022



Lunch and dinner  congee
Congee is the best remedy when you're feeling under the weather.

Skywatch from my balcony

My Corner of the World

56 comments:

  1. I really would like to have congee as I’m under the weather, both literally and idiomatically. 32C with 90% humidity saps my energy.

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  2. What a beautiful Yellow hibiscus❗
    The clouds you saw from your balcony had an unusual shape.
    I would have never thought of a Christian church made with an East Asian architectural style. ๐Ÿฏ
    Thanks for sharing pictures of my country, once again. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
    Have a nice weekend, Veronica ☀️

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  3. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a happy weekend! ๐ŸŒˆ

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  4. What a great series of photos.
    Great view from your balcony.
    I think the yellow hibiscus is very beautiful and the food looks excellent again.
    I wish you a very good weekend.
    Greetings Irma

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  5. The skywatch from your balcony is great. The Mother Mary's Shrine is very beautiful and special. Lovely hibiscus too. Have a great weekend!
    Hugs.

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  6. What a nice places, thanks for your sharing...

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  7. Dearest Veronica,
    That Brekkie photo makes me want to eat it right now!
    Lovely images and the Mother Mary's Shrine is so beautiful—lovely design and invitingly openness.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  8. Your pics always make me feel like I'm there on the street with you. That flower is so pretty and I love your cloud shot!

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  9. When we visited Singapore we ate almost exclusively at Hawker Centres. The food was always delicious and very reasonable.

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  10. I'm intrigued by the Hawker Centres. Sounds like a great way to eat when you are just one or two people.

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  11. So much beautiful color here! I don't think I've ever seen a yellow hibiscus before. That's a stunner. And oh, I'm so hungry now for breakfast!

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  12. I find it so interesting that Hawker Centers offer a more affordable alternative to cooking food at home. That hibiscus flower is beautiful.

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  13. The Mother Mary Shrine is beautiful. What a lovely place to visit and pray. I like those outdoor eateries. It's a nice time to eat good food and visit, or just spend time alone if needed. The yellow hibiscus is a wonderful photo. Your travels to Florence looks fantastic. I would love to visit Italy and eat all that Italian food! ; )

    I hope you are enjoying these September days. It's always a calm and still month for me.

    ~Sheri

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  14. I love the photos, as always, and Mary's shrine is beautiful. I love the combination of Asian building and a Christian statue. The food looks great, too. Here eating out is always expensive. Hugs, Valerie

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  15. Breakfast looks delicious! Enjoyed your travel photos today.

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  16. Love the yellow hibiscus! A spot of sunshine growing in the flower bed! Very interesting about the hawker centers; the food you show always looks delicious -- I'd definitely try one of those stalls. Surprised (but happy about it) that what I thought was going to be in an Oriental garden turned out to be part of a Christian church!

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  17. So much colour, loving the balloons

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  18. Beautiful and exciting photos, Veronica.
    Blessings!

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  19. The congee photo is so nostalgic for me to see.

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  20. So many pretty photos and the food looks so delicious!

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  21. Lovely church, The yellow hibiscus is beautiful! I wish we had a Hawker Center.--food has gotten very expensive here.

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  22. Your balcony view is very beautiful.
    Florence: I ran there my last marathon in 2006. How many memories!
    Have a good Sunday.

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  23. Hello,
    Lovely images of the Shrine, Your Florence photos and the hibiscus is beautiful.
    One of my favorite is the sky shot from your balcony. Take care, have a wonderful week!

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  24. Very interesting and beautiful style of Mother Mary's Shrine.

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  25. Lovely photos of two different worlds.
    I do like the Mother Mary Shrine.
    Colourful balloons and beautiful hybiscus, wonderful colour amid brighter ones.

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  26. Beautiful photos you showed again and the yellow hisbuscus was beautiful in the whole of your collage. And yes the doggo I saw sitting on the lap of the lady with light blue and white skirt I think. Spaggetti I also eat sometimes and quite nice that you can have breakfast outside there. The other pictures spoke too but the skywatch was really beautiful. Thanks for sharing and I wish you happy days for every day. Greetings from the Netherlands.

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  27. Hello Veronica,
    Beautiful photos from your travels, the yummy meals and the gorgeous sky.
    Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a wonderful week!

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  28. Beautiful photos as always looks lovely there and the food :-)

    Have a busytastic week ๐Ÿ‘

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  29. I had to Google what Congee was because I've never heard of it before. It looks interesting.

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  30. Such vibrant colors and yummy foods! Great shots. Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2023/09/blooms-to-brighten-your-day.html

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  31. I love the fun Asian influenced architecture of the St. Michael's Church photos you shared. I also really enjoyed your wonderful photos of Florence, I can't wait to visit there someday!

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  32. Baru pertama kali aku melihat hibuscus waena kuning, biasanya pink atau merah. Ini cantik sekali Kak Veronica...terlebih melihat menu dinner yang terlihat begitu menghangatkan badan. Have a nice day Kak ^^

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  33. You had a such a lovely time.
    https://www.melodyjacob.com/2023/09/a-step-by-step-guide-on-how-to-style-a-green-flare-pleated-dress.html

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  34. a lovely collection of photos - my favorite is the yellow hibiscus - you know I love flowers

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  35. Dear Veronica, the Mother Mary's shrine is really a very special sight - unusual, but I like it. I also like the idea of such hawker centers. We only have breakfast outside of the house in cafes or some restaurants, but it is more expensive than at home. I would never have found the dog without your tip and without enlarging the photo :-DD
    The Skywatch from your balcony is always great and the food photos make me really hungry, even if your congee is actually a "medicinal food". Hopefully you are feeling better again.
    All the best, Traude
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  36. I love the architecture on the church as well. Very pretty.

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  37. Beautiful. I love your posts and love your food. I love your food. Wow.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

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  38. As usual you have a lot of new, beautiful and interesting images,
    but the last one...wow, spectacular!
    Hugs and blessings, Veronica!
    Happy WW and a fine week!❤️๐Ÿ˜˜

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  39. The hawker centre seems so relaxed, perfect place to meet and eat!

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  40. Lindas flores. Me dio ganas de la comida. Te mando un beso.

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  41. Beautiful photos, especially the skywatch one from your balcony. Your Hawker places remind me of the old food courts at a mall, except your food looks much better. The hibiscus is lovely.

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  42. Oh! I miss Congee and the hawkers market in Singapore. Some of the best food in the world I've had I say. I think I can make congee at home, can I Vero?

    How are you doing?

    Back in blogosphere after an bit of a hiatus and glad to be back on your page.

    Hugs and kisses.

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  43. Enjoy your time
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  44. Love all the photos, very nice and delicious looking food. The view from the balcony is fantastic, what a lovely skywatch image it is.

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  45. Veronica Lee, I was wondering about the name hawker centre, and perhaps you could explain in a future post. I did not see food vendors, but assume they must be there on the side. Yes, I did see the dog on the woman's lap and the slouds from you balcony view were spectacular, as always.

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  46. Another marvelous series of photos. The shrine is beautiful! All the foods looks great and wonderful street scenes.

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  47. Lovely photos and thanks for explaining the hawker- very interesting.

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  48. It's like I'm there experiencing this with you. I miss traveling.

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  49. Greetings from holiday Greece. There's lots of hibiscus in the garden here. Mainy Ted and yellow.

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  50. Another great series of photos. Love the pictures of the hibiscus and the sky. Interesting info about the Hawker centers, and yes, I did spot the doggo. Why do they call it Hawker?

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