Focal Point: Centre Pieces

The concept of centrepieces never really struck me till I stayed at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai last September. They do centrepieces like no other, from the rose petals that line your room floor leading up to one focal point, to the bright flowers & opulent decor at the lobbies and common areas…

Magical Lights

There is always something magical about lights – be it twinkling lights on a Christmas tree, oil lamps during festivities, lanterns, sunbeams, rays or just an intricate table lamp. Below are some of my favourite shots of light in various forms from my travel albums:

Tea-ing Up With My Brews

I’ve always been a caffeine addict. From six cups of coffee a day at one time, I’ve moved on to teas. It first started with the good old teh tarik (pulled tea) sessions with colleagues after a long day at work (something most Malaysians will relate to). I then moved on to Teh C– a…

Growing up with Casey Kasem

Any kid born in the 80s will know Casey Kasem. He was essentially the guy who occupied one hour of my time, four days a week. His show American Top 40 used to air at 10pm every night on Radio 4 (now Traxx FM) in Malaysia. Though it was supposed to be my bedtime, I’d…

Day Break over Bangkok

I’m not a morning person, and when the first rays of the sun stream in through the windows of my room in the morning, I’d rather pull the blanket over my head and roll over. But it’s different when I’m travelling or visiting a destination for work, because I feel obliged to capture photos and…

At The End Of The Path …

Despite an illusion of distance there is a beginning and end to every tunnel, pathway, aisle or passageway. Sometimes it leads to a better place, sometime the destination you reach is a disappointment. Am hoping to reach the end of what feels like a long passageway we are all in right now. Am wondering what’s…

Slow bloomers: Neelakurinji

“It’s all dried up,” the ranger at the Eravikulum National park replied to my question in broken Malayalam when I asked him where I could find the Neelakurinji which blooms once every 12-years. Our guide who had been to the park with his guests earlier in May 2019 claimed the blooms were still visible, so…

Cherai Beach: After the Rain

If I could bottle my favourite scent I’d call it ‘After Rain’. It will capture the fresh scent of wet grass, vegetation, palm frond, fresh earth and the subtle scent of tropical flowers. The scent of nature scrubbed clean, and the fresh cool air especially after a heavy downpour. The shots below were taken on…

Colours of LaBoqueria

Confined to home for more than a month, except for short runs for provisions at nearby shops, I’m beginning to miss the vibrancy of what I once took for granted – the simple things like the colourful scenes, smells and variety of a market. Below are some pictures of the La Bouqueria market on La…

Curves in Silhouettes

My views of curves are the ones I see in silhouettes which are free of the distraction of the objects around. These are just some of my favourite pictures of silhouettes – usually at sunrise or sunset. Inspired by WordPress Discover Prompts: Day 8: Curve

My View of Supermoon

The view of a full moon usually goes unnoticed when you live in a busy city with bright lights, traffic noise and not so good air quality. It’s been three weeks since the Movement Control Order was enforced here in Malaysia and with fewer vehicles on the road we’ve had clearer skies, better air quality…

Hands of Hope

I received the plaque above from an aunt during a trying period in life. The words were meant to comfort, but after what I had gone through – it was hard to believe and trust the words in the message. Strangely, this Sunday’s sermons and readings reflected these feelings that went through even Christ’s mind…