Christmas day

Wishing you the best holidays and best time welcoming the New Years guys!
xxx 


Christmas brunch


Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays...


thank you all for stopping by and viewing the post...
xxx
 

[pre] Christmas Lunch

Christmas is probably the most magical time of year. No matter what your age is, the joy and merry is just infectious! Let’s share the magic with each other this entire season. Wish you a fantastic time prepping for the holidays....

Christmas gifts, Holiday shopping

I hope you all have a great time of preparing for the Holidays... I have spent these past view days shopping for Christmas gifts and was thinking, "hey, what do I want for myself this Christmas?" so I browse around and these are the top of the wish list:
Top Shop

Velvety Nude

I have had this dress made in two colors, but ended up not so fond of them both as a dress "dress", I always feels like nightie's are not appropriate for a real dinner date, more to casual date probably. It is just me. I would think differently a couple years back. Anyways, how's your Christmas shopping, mine was okay considering... all the dresses out there are nightie's look! haha... LOL


Singapore photo diary


It was a quick 3 days for me, I had in my hand a huge shopping list and most of them are friend and family purchase list. It was good to back to the city of Lion and of course culinary tour is a must! Do enjoy the pictures after the jump!

Moolamala || Mala making in Kuala Lumpur

Pablo Neruda,
It is a private session of Mala making with Moolamala in Kuala Lumpur. Mala is a Buddhist prayer beads. It is used to count the number of times a mantra is recited, breaths while meditating, counting prostrations, or the repetitions of a Buddha's name. They are similar to other forms of prayer beads used in various world religions such as Rosary, Tasbih and such.

The conventional Buddhist tradition counts the beads at 108, signifying the mortal desires of mankind. The number is attributed to the Mokugenji Sutra wherein Shakyamuni Buddha instructed King Virudhaka to make such beads and recite the Three Jewels of Buddhism.

Malas are typically made with 18, 27, 54 or 108 beads; I made mine as a necklace solely thus I do not count the beads. Enjoy the picture after the jump!

Textile Museum Kuala Lumpur



Day 3 and I went to the national textile museum, read on to find out about the unique building as well as images,

Batu Caves Kuala Lumpur


Batu Caves is a limestone hill that has a series of  caves and cave temples in Gombak Selangor. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu (Batu River), which flows past the hill and also it is the tenth (Pattu in Tamil) limestone hill from Ampang.

The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India. Dedicated to Lord Murugan, it is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia.

Batu Caves in short also referred as 10th Caves or Hill for Lord Muruga as there are six important holy shrines in India and four more in Malaysia. The three others in Malaysia are Kallumalai Temple in Ipoh, Tanneermalai Temple in Penang and Sannasimalai Temple in Melacca.

The limestone forming Batu Caves is said to be around 400 million years old. Some of the cave entrances were used as shelters by the indigenous Temuan people (a tribe of Orang Asli).

As early as 1860, Chinese settlers began excavating guano for fertilizing their vegetable patches. However, they became famous only after the limestone hills were recorded by colonial authorities including Daly and Syers as well as American Naturalist, William Hornaday in 1878.

In 1890, Pillai, who also founded the Sri Mahamariamman Temple in KL, installed the Murti (consecrated statue) of Sri Murugan Swami in what is today known as the Temple Cave. Since 1892, the Thaipusam festival in the Tamil month of Thai (which falls in late January/early February) has been celebrated there.

Wooden steps up to the Temple Cave were built in 1920 and have since been replaced by 272 concrete steps. Mind the scaffolding and the constructions, it is still a very nice cave and site to visit.

Kuala Lumpur

Sri Kandaswamy Kovil on Jalan Scott
Brickfields is a small to medium-sized town and residential neighborhood located just outside central. It is known as Kuala Lumpur's Little India due to the high percentage of Indian residents and businesses.

Enjoy the picture after the jump.


Bucket List

I sometimes look back to my bucket list of travel and reminisce. Quiet often, I grow and change destinations, and sometimes I dream more and awake jolted!

These are places where I wanted to go last 2014; now, I have changed the list a lot since then --yet this list remained as the best edit for me,

India DONE!



Budapest, Hn

Florence, It


Instagram Your Story

These images were only 24 hours old. I hated to waste good photos, here goes some of them that I saved... now its forever on my page :)

Randomly

It is the time in my life that there's just more than a few person that I met, many things that I heard, parties I went—that touched my life. I am striving to stay awake to be in the moment, I soak all the smell, the view and the sound—then I captured the moments when they come. It so happened that the moments in my life are mountaintops! Can't you tell? I can't resist not snapping at these moments, seriously! Enjoy the picture after the jump,
Nungnung waterfall

chasing waterfall
Marigold field

more photos....

Lace

"Men thin away to insignificance and oblivion quite as often by not making the most of good spirits when they have them as by lacking good spirits when they are indispensable. Gabriel lately, for the first time since his prostration by misfortune, had been independent in thought and vigorous in action to a marked extent-conditions which, powerless without an opportunity as an opportunity without them is barren, would have given him a sure lift upwards when the favorable conjunction should have occurred. But this incurable loitering beside Bathsheba Everdene stole his time ruinously. The spring tides were going by without floating him off, and the neap might soon come which could not.” ~~Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd

Thomas Hardy was introduced to me by an English Literature lecturer --my mom. Among all those beautiful word stringing writers, he's my favorite! This write up is unrelated, it's...  just.

Green on Green

Every one of us must have experience of losing something precious to us; lost opportunities, lost possibilities, even losing feelings that we can never get back.
Such as life, it goes on and losing is part of being alive. Should you walk in life while you are gifted to listen to other people' head, would you walk a straight line? Would you be able to concentrate and walk away?
Or do you stop and reaching out to the one that cried --especially when your conscious told you to do so.


Coda, Desire, that ought to shut it down for 4:08 minutes.

Book hoarder

So some people posts their yoga poses on Instagram, I hoard books!
Okay, so that's not a correct comparison; let me rephrase,

I do yoga since 2005 and not posting any pose on my Instagram everwhile some people post like almost daily; compared to I have been reading books and hoard thembut I don't post...
And this does not come right either...


Laughing out loud!
I have been browsing (stalking) and 2-tapping images from some book nerds (there are people like me out there, I thought I am the only one!)
So here is a special post on what I currently read and what I am going to read next (if the hoarding does not persist).
What about you guys? What have you been reading lately and want to recommend it to me? I read just about everything!
This Haruki Murakami book is my current read,
These books are my TBR, to be read,