Saturday, July 30, 2011

My Saturday Photography - 5...

The above beautiful mosque is in Malacca. One thing I like about mosques is that it design is unique and did not follows the norms of the other mosque which often follow the Moors dome and minarets architecture. If one look at all the old mosques in Malacca one would find that all are designed with the influence of the local environments and not that of the Arabs. Another beautifully designed mosque in Malacca is it state's mosque in Peringgit.  

Have a nice day.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

A Specially Birthday cakes...

Our two youngest grand kids, Adibah and Azib had a join Birthday do at the GE Mall Ampang today. These are their special Birthday cup cakes. An interesting concept indeed.

Have a nice day.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

My Saturday Photography - 4...

A little corner of my garden. That green touch beside the fishpond.

Have a nice day.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

My Saturday Photography - 3...

The elegant Melor [Jasmine], that traditional flower with a soft white bud and a soft sweet fragrant. I love it. 

Have a nice day.

[Image take with Macro Lens - click to enlarge]

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Just another day...

It was just before ten in the morning. The weather looks gloomy. It must be the haze that has blanketed the sky. It looks like it going to rain. Anyway I sat at the Kopitiam table and let my mind wonder endlessly careless of the surrounding. Suddenly I saw that elusive squirrel came over to enjoy it meals of cut apples that I had left on a plate above the wooden fence. I always put cut apples or other fruits for its meals. This time it just starts eating the apple on the wooden fence, not that afraid of me anymore. It getting tamer by days and I hope eventually I could feed it from my hand. In the past whenever it hear a sound it would run away but of late it became braver and just stayed and enjoy its meals. I sat there a watch it. Nice.

Suddenly it rain. I saw a worker taking a shade under the tree in front of my house. He is going to get wet I thought. So I open the gate of my garage and invite him in to take shelter from the pouring rain. He came in and says thanks and we just chat along. Eventually his friend came and he left thanking me for allowing him to shelter from the rain. Well I am happy to be able to do the little things like that. I was just being human. And then the fish hawker came by with the fish that I had ordered the previous day. I had a small chat with him and then took the fish to the kitchen for cleaning before putting it in the freezer. I then sat at my table and typing this as I think along. Well, folks that is the happening, part of my day.

Above is the image of the Kenanga flowers in front of my house. Have a nice day.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Of the Hibiscus...

It was a beautiful Sunday morning in July. I sat at my patio typing this while listening to the dripping water from the small fountain beside the fishpond. I love to hear the sound of water and it always give me that taste of freshness of the air around it. Out-front at the little garden the hibiscus have bloom with its brilliant color, radiating its surrounding. 

This flower has no fragrant like the other flowers and each of the flower just lasted for only a day. The next day another one would bloom. That is its way of flowering. But in that  short spans it does throws it charm around thus folks love this flowers which comes in many varieties and colors. 
I have taken a few shot of this flower using the Macro Lens as well using the normal lens that I often use. Here I am sharing with all to enjoy the image of the hibiscus in my garden. It is the national flower of Malaysia. 

Have a nice day. [Please click on image to enlarge]

Saturday, July 09, 2011

My Saturday Photography - 2...

The Candle, a day to remember in our history; The Bersih rally March 9, 2011.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

A Beautiful Home in Batu Rakit...

We were in Kuala Terengganu [May 27 and 28, 2011] and there we met Hassan of Almanar and his spouse. It was our first time meeting after having met him on cyberspace through blogging. He invited us to his home in Batu Rakit for Tea. So on the afternoon of May 28 with the weather on our side we drove to his house using the GPS as our guide. Since he did not provides us with his home address we had to just rely on the destination of just Batu Rakit. On nearing Batu Rakit we got lost as to which direction we should take. I then call Hassan on his cellphone and soon was directed to his home with him talking on the phone as we drove on. We were directed to just drive into his compound, a sprawling bungalow amid the Kampong environment.

Parked the car and went out to shake his hand and met his charming spouse Salmah. We were taken to the patio of his home, an area facing the sea. He had built his home well. Not too far and not too near the seafront. Out-front of the patio are trees and shrubs that he has planted over-times; giving the house a windbreaker of sort from the harsh monsoon wind and rain comes the end of the year. I like the house and the way it was designed.

At the patio we sat to enjoy the special blend of mango juice that Hassan especially prepared from his homegrown mango. We sat to chat and enjoy that heavenly juice with an aroma of sweet and freshness, a bliss. I saw a Kesidang trees with many white flowers. I grasp my camera and snap a few images of those flowers. It sweet soft fragrant is indeed enchanting and does add to the atmosphere and beauty of the garden around the patio. We talk on small-talks and then his spouse excuses herself and left for the kitchen.

We then move back into the house and sat at the dining table where we had tea with that special Keropok Lekor that taste like no other that I had tasted before. In between Hassan kept pouring the mango juice as soon as one took a gulp and placed the glass on the table. We then move to the sitting area where we continue with our chat. On some serious subject that are close to our hearts, the education of kids in the rural. The two women stayed at the dining table to compare notes on their own. From what I could see Pokcik Hassan dream was to give back as much to the community and in this case he decided to give free tuition to school going kids at his own Tuition Center near his home. Over time he has indeed managed to educate more kids than he ever thought possible. With the knowledge they gained most of those kids has done excellent in the examination and tertiary education and later on in their lives too.

A numbers’ have return from time to time to say Thank You in person to Pokcik Hassan. The image on the left [stolen from his blog] shows a group of successful ex-students revisiting their once tuition center and gurus.

The home itself is a dream for most of us but it a reality to Hassan and his spouse Salmah. A well designed house with everything in need within reached and he has colored the whole house in various shades of blue, the coolest color on planet earth. I like it and instantly fell in love with this modern architectural home amid a Kampong environment. How I wished it is mine to live in and enjoy life in my golden years. But then it is not possible since we have different needs. After living so long in the suburb of Kuala Lumpur I no longer could live outside a city environment; where everything are within my reached and it is a first world with its own economic system.

Anyway I do envy Hassan for getting his dream home come true and enjoy every minutes of his life in the golden years at this paradise of his. At the same time parting his knowledge to the young who would otherwise deprived of such educational opportunity that has been proven would improved their quality of life. Well, we cannot have everything in life. For me I am grateful for what I have got. And enjoying our lives as we know best with our loves one in our Pondok in Ampang Jaya, just five minutes away from the world famous Petronas Twin Towers commonly know as the KLCC.

Well folks we did had a great time in those short-spans of time in that beautiful home in Batu Rakit, thanks to the hospitality of both Hassan and Salmah. Have a nice day.

[Please click image to enlarge]

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

A Beautiful day in July...

Woke up to another beautiful day. I had planted the above creeper plant last year and had waited for it to flower and this week it just did. With the first show of it vibrant color, a shocking orange. It looks radiant among the smaller yellow flowers near our gate. I planted it so that it would eventually climb and flowers about the gate area turning the canopy into a multicolor of flowers. At present that area of the canopy are covered with pink bougainvillaea and yellow flowers. With this orange color flowers the front porch of our house would surely be as vibrant as ever. I love flower and as the saying goes ' Flowers are the keepers of our Joy'. True folks it does bring joys to everyone who look at flowers.

In my little garden out front of the patio other flowers blooms too and it does add color to the green environment of that little garden.

Have a nice day.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

My Saturday Photography - 1...

This is an image of a corner of our patio, near the little garden.

Have a nice day.