Delectable Dishes

From my ‘Food Trail’ postings you’d know that I’m game for trying anything. I just wish I had a larger stomach to accommodate this quest. The dishes and food I try isn’t everyone’s cup of tea – like the spicy stinky tofu at the night market in Taipei, or the green tea and red bean…

Blessed (live streamed) Holy Week

It’s Palm Sunday today and for the first time in our lives we began Holy Week with mass live streamed from the Church of the Divine Mercy in our diocese and later in the evening, straight from the Vatican. Thanks to the Kuala Lumpur Archdiocese and the Vatican media in addition to archdiocese in other…

Street of Lights

One of my favourite photos – oil lamps illuminating this unnamed lane in Cherlai Bazar in Fort Kochi, Kerala, India. The Hindu residents in homes along this lane had lit the lamps on the eve of the Festival of Lights last October to celebrate and signify the victory of light over darkness. #Daily Prompt #Day…

Home Bound Day of the Dead

It’s a different Cheng Beng festival for the Chinese community today as the Movement Control Order (MCO) measures are tightened in view of a peak of Covid 19 infections in mid-April. This annual festival which is essentially the Chinese version of ‘All Souls Day’ is one where families gather at cemeteries all over the country…

Songs of Silence

I’m no homebody, so when the Movement Control Order (MCO) was enforced mid-March and extend into mid-April. I assumed that I would go a little bonkers in no time. Oddly enough it’s been quite the opposite. Leaving the house to buy essentials has become quite a chore. First there is the battle kit – sanitizers,…

Tangkuban Perahu: Java

This may not be how it looks like today, but the Tangkuban Perahu Volcanic Crater an hours drive out of the city of Bandung was a spot of serenity when we visited about three years ago. There was a major volcanic eruption in 2019, so am not sure if the scenes are the same today.

Sunset Over the Andaman

Am missing the beach, the sound of waves rolling in and dramatic sunsets! The dramatic sunset over the Andaman Sea captured from Pantai Cenang, Langkawi Island, Kedah Malaysia.

Park Güell: Art in Nature

The colours and architecture of Park Güell in Barcelona captures the style of its designer Antoni Gaudi whose designs mimic nature, and plays with light and reflection to infuse a little drama into the surroundings.

Heritage Trail: Jew Town

Jew town in the old quarter of Fort Kochi in Kerala was built by the Jewish community who moved to Fort Kochi in the 14th century. In it are an array of old buildings including a synagogue that at one time served the community of traders who operated from the area.