Patience: Is it worth it?

When I read the daily prompt for today, I laughed out loud. Patience? This was exactly what I was losing following an exasperating month of writer’s block and doubt over whether all my blogging endeavors were worth it. The readership is growing but not as fast as I was expecting it to, and it’s not…

Weekly Photo Challenge: I’d Rather Be …

The question on what I’d rather be doing changes on a daily basis for me, but today, I’d Rather Be… sitting on a train to anywhere, watching the world go by and building stories in my head about the places and people I see, as the train whizzes by picturesque towns and countryside. The shot…

Labyrinth of Knowledge

If I ever call Qatar home someday, the Qatar National Library in the kingdom’s education city will be my regular haunt. I’ll be lost in the maze of its many passages along the bright and airy interior of the diamond shaped building. It’s architecture is one thing, the rows of book racks and the collections…

10 Things To Do in Doha

A week in Doha! What are you going to do for a week in Doha? Why Doha? There’s nothing going on there! These were some of the comments we heard when we told friends who had been to that city in the past. I’m not sure when they had actually been there, but my trip…

Thaipusam: Feast of Cleansing & Renewal

Today marks the eve of Thaipusam, an annual religious festival celebrated by Hindus in the Tamil month of Thai. Over the past week, devotes have been trickling into the Batu cave temple to participate in ceremonies and prayers. For many, this festival is a culmination of a period of fast and abstinence. Various forms of…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Variations on a theme

Savoury delight The Signature Dynasty Xiao Long Bao is popular at the Paradise Dynasty restaurant in the neighbourhood of Bangsar in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. There are eight flavourful bite size baos: Signature, Ginseng, Foie Gras, Black Truffle, Cheesy, Crab Roe, Garlic & Szechuan. More pictures on this week’s photo challenge theme: Variations on a Theme

Weekly Photo Challenge: Variations on a Theme

Festive Galore: An array of bright red lanterns adorn the streets, homes, stores and malls all over Kuala Lumpur ahead of the Chinese New Year celebrations in mid-February. It’s the year of the dog this year according to the Chinese zodiac calendar. See more on Variations on a Theme at: Variations on a Theme  

Liverpool: Maritime, Migration & Music

Liverpool is steeped in history, owing to a vibrant port that served its surrounding towns, cities and farms especially during the industrial revolution and Britain’s colonial era. Through Liverpool, a variety of goods manufactured in Britain made their way out to markets all over the world. Likewise, the exotic spices, textiles, tea and an array…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence

The silence & serenity of the hills and jungle surrounding Kellie’s castle masks a tragic tale. One that involves travel, adventure and lavishness, that sadly ends as a desolate dream. For more on the tragic tale behind Kellie’s Castle: Kellie’s Desolate Dream Chasing Ghosts: Birth of the Kellie Saga For more pictures from this weeks…

Macau: Last Colony of the East

As you step off the Cotai Jet onto the Taipa ferry terminal in Macau, signs to the main terminal and exits are displayed in four languages – Mandarin, Cantonese, English and Portuguese – the first signs of this peninsula’s Portuguese heritage. The Portuguese settled in Macau in the late 1500’s when the Ming Dynasty leased…

Story Telling With Food

Originally posted on 7 Saffron Street:
Some of you know that I had this wonderful opportunity to speak at a ‘CTPPA (Connecticut Professional Photographers Association)’ about food photography recently. “Tell Your Food Story Stunningly” was the topic I chose to package my knowledge and experience with food photography and deliver to a group of very talented…