Tuesday, December 1, 2015

1933 Chen Shi Shu Yuan

Reprinted piece of a watercolour artwork from Kathleen Russell.
The artwork captured the scene of daily life of the locals in front of a Chinese Temple, Kuala Lumpur in 1933. I guess the temple is 陳氏書院 Chan Clanmen Study Hall / Chan Shi Shu Yuan , also known as Green Temple due to its green ceramic wall tiles. The Temple is the clan association for Chinese people surnames start with 陳 (Chan, Chen, Chin and Tan) from the bloodline of emperor of Shun.

Address : 172, Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Loka Made of Malaysia

I discovered a new series of postcard available in Kinokuniya bookstore. 
A beautiful illustration artwork of a Malaysian artist ~ FeiGiap from Loka Made.  
At first, I was thought that was another kind of Shōjo Manga (少女漫画) . As shōjo literally means "girl" in Japanese, which mostly aimed at the teenagers.

Loka Made also offers DIY pop-up postcards  

Facebook : Loka Made

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Penang, Malaysia

Trishaws in the courtyard of Khoo Kongsi, built in 1894. 
The main entrance to the clan house, pillars with the carved dragons, shrine richly decorated with gold leaf.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Singapore Merlion and Marina Bay Sand

I bought this 2 postcards during my tour to Singapore sometimes ago.
The postcard shown the scenic view of the Merlion , Fullerton Hotel and skyscrapers in the business centre is a popular tourist attraction in Singapore. Merlion , half-fish and half-lion, the iconic of Singapore. The half-fish represented Singapore's orginin was a fishing village called as Temasek (meaning sea town in old Javanese). While the half-lion represents the original name, Singapura, or lion city in Malay.

The Marina Bay Sand has the world largest rooftop infinity pool, gazing down on the city-skyline from level 57. However, the access to the Infinity Pool is open for its hotel guests only.

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Friday, November 13, 2015

This is love: to fly toward a secret sky

Skywatch Friday

" This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. 
First to let go of life. 
Finally, to take a step without feet." 

~~ Rumi ~~

Monday, November 9, 2015

Creativity of Kolam - 2015

Hinduism will celebrating Deepavali (Diwali / The Festival of Lights) in November in Malaysia. This year, the Deepavali fall on Nov 10. People in different regions in India may celebrate Diwali on various dates due to different ways in interpretation of traditional lunar calendars. For example, Deepavali in Tamil Nadu is celebrated in the Tamil month of Aipasi. 

Those photos was captured from entrance place of shopping mall (Suria KLCC) and LRT station. The decorative designs of 'kolam' which are decorated out of coloured rice or beans into fascinating patterns of flowers. 

Mandalas types of Kolam

Indian ladies was so joyful in making the kolam. 

Wishing you a Happy Deepavali for those who are celebrating. 

Kolam - Year 2008
Kolam - Year 2009

Friday, November 6, 2015

One of the favorite

SkyWatch Friday

One of my favorite things to do while on the road.
I'm not the driver, don't sue me :)

Saturday, October 31, 2015

I love blue skies

Skywatch Friday

I enjoyed the 10-15 minutes morning walk from Light Rail Transit (LRT) to my workplace.
So blessed to have the blue sky back again after a month of unhealthy air.


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Kumusta from Philippines

David mentioned in his postcard that Kumusta ka is the informal way for 'How are you' in Filipino. While Kumusta po is the formal way in saying that. 

David took the photo of the Manila China town and had it printed as a postcard.  

Monday, October 26, 2015

Bulgaria, The Rose Vally

Thanks to Rozalina send me this Bulgaria country shape postcard. 

The Rose Vally is one of the most famous Bulgarian symbol. There for centuries have been cultivated the Rose "Rosa damascena" (or called as Damask rose / Rose of Castile) from which is produced the rose oil. The Rose growing industry in Bulgaria produces 70% of the world's rose oil. The Rose petals provide the precious Rose essential oil. Rose oil is known for its healing and antiseptic properties.