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Thursday, February 29, 2024


Just a gallimaufry of photos 📸
Urban jungle

Cat siesta
Tandoori platter
Hubby's qigong class


Brussels 2019
A funny to share
Just a little trunk show
Image source: Shared on Facebook

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Friday, February 23, 2024


Just a gallimaufry of photos 📸


Street vendor
Indian flower stand
Indian flower stands, with their vibrant displays of colorful garlands, are a ubiquitous sight across Malaysia, particularly in areas with a significant Indian population. Wherever one spots a flower stand, a Hindu temple is almost assuredly nearby.  In the rich tapestry of Indian culture, flowers symbolize more than mere adornment; they hold a sacred significance ingrained in auspicious ceremonies like weddings and festivals, as well as in the daily rhythms of prayers and rituals.

Heidelberg 2019
This tofu dish always hits all the right notes
Seafood tofu

Forgotten photos of last year's Deepavali decorations in a local mall
Kolam, a traditional art form, embellishes homes and public spaces during Deepawali in Malaysia, representing prosperity and the triumph of good over evil. Originally made with rice flour, modern kolams incorporate colored rice, enhancing their beauty. These intricate designs aren't just decorative; they invite positive energy and community spirit, welcoming Goddess Lakshmi and fostering a sense of cultural pride. In malls and public areas, kolams showcase Malaysia's multicultural richness, enriching Deepawali celebrations with vibrant colors and timeless values.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024


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Rotan Ibu 
Rotan ibu in Malay translates as mother's cane. These canes, made of rotan (rattan), in a shopping mall evoke a flood of nostalgia, especially for those who grew up in an era when the saying 'Spare the rod and spoil the child' held significant weight. Back in the day, it was a common sight in many Malaysian homes and schools—a symbol of discipline and authority that left an indelible mark on childhood memories.
Haha! I can still recall my mom brandishing a rotan as she searched the neighborhood for us when we failed to return home for dinner! Ah, the memory of that mischievous escapade when we climbed a neighbor's tree, clandestinely helping ourselves to their prized rambutans!

"The important thing is that we stick together." - Buzz Lightyear


A delicate flower emerges from a rocky crevice, reminding us that we can flourish in the face of adversity.
"Even in the harshest of places, life finds a way." - Unknown


An interesting dish with a yin and yang arrangementdragon fruit salad and tofu croquettes


Magic Carpet, Trübsee Snow Park 2019

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Thursday, February 8, 2024


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2024 is the Year of the Dragon 🐉

The following years are associated with those who were born in the Year of the Dragon: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, and 2024.

Here are some fun facts about the Year of the Dragon:

  1. Confident and Charismatic: Dragons are known for their confidence and charisma. They often make natural leaders and are not afraid to take on challenges.

  2. Magnetic Personality: People born in the Year of the Dragon are believed to have a magnetic personality, attracting others with their charm and energy.

  3. Ambitious and Determined: Dragons are known for their ambitious nature and determination. Once they set their sights on a goal, they will work tirelessly to achieve it.

  4. Passionate and Courageous: These individuals are passionate about their pursuits and are not afraid to take risks. Their courage and determination often lead them to success.

  5. Independent Spirits: Dragons value their independence and prefer to make their own decisions. They can be quite self-reliant and may resist being controlled by others.

  6. Creative and Innovative: Dragons are often creative and innovative thinkers. They enjoy exploring new ideas and finding unique solutions to problems.

  7. Generous and Loyal Friends: Despite their strong personalities, Dragons are known to be loyal and generous friends. They are willing to go the extra mile for those they care about.

  8. Good Luck and Fortune: In Chinese culture, the Dragon is considered a symbol of good luck and fortune. People born in the Year of the Dragon are often believed to bring blessings to those around them.

These are just a few characteristics associated with the Year of the Dragon. Of course, individual personalities may vary, but it's always fun to explore the cultural aspects and traditions tied to this zodiac sign.

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Thursday, February 1, 2024


Just a gallimaufry of photos 📸

Son#1 recently visited a cat cafe and shared these photos.

Have you ever been to a cat cafe? What are your thoughts on the concept of cat cafes?

Whale sculpture @ KLCC Park

Lunch treat from Son#2


Pont Alexandre III, Paris 2019
Cute corgi on sidewalk

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