Saturday, 31 October 2009

Over the Top Award

My very first blog Award. Awarded by a truly talented and amazing blogger iLikeToWrite.
Thank you very much :)

But one of the conditions of accepting this award is that I have to answer the following questions. The catch is I can only use one word for each answer.

1. Where is your cell phone? Bed
2. Your hair? Bunned
3. Your mother? Departed
4. Your father? Wonderful
5. Your favorite food? Noodles
6. Your dream last night? Unreal
7. Your favorite drink? Tea
8. Your dream/goal? Survive
9. What room are you in? Hall
10. Your hobby? Writing
11. Your fear? Lizards
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Alive
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something that you aren't? Accomplished
15. Muffins? Yum
16. Wish list item? DSLR
17. Where did you grow up? KL
18. Last thing you did? Mop
19. What are you wearing? Sweater
20. Your TV? Junk
21. Your pets? None
22. Friends? Faraway
23. Your life? Unaccounted
24. Your mood? Stable
25. Missing someone? Yes
26. Vehicle? Toes
27. Something you're not wearing? Shoes
28. Your favorite store? Kinokuniya
29. Your favorite color? Black
30. When was the last time you laughed? Yesterday
31. Last time you cried? Yesterday
32. Your best friend? Great
33. One place that I go to over and over? Heart
34. One person who emails me regularly? Spam
35. Favorite place to eat? Penang

Next, I have to pass this award on to six other bloggers.

There are so many amazing bloggers but since I can only choose six, I shall pass the awards to:

♛ Jay Dreamer
For lovely perspectives on photos and meaningful poetry

♛ Rebecca ♛
For her really great photography

Sara ♛
For her creative and inspiring photos

TeeTee ♛
For honest, interesting, and great posts

Fly ♛
For beautiful photography

Corina ♛ 
For her amazing photo blog

Friday, 23 October 2009

Piazza San Carlo

I've taken so many photos of this place... yet I never get bored of it.


I'm off to Rome, the Eternal City tomorrow for a few days.  Hope to get some good eternal memories...dispense with the bad. Lol.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Chocolate is the Answer!

I have an endless love for Chocolate...

The cure all.
(Cioccolata Calda = Hot Chocolate)


Godiva Chocolates from Belgium. I was delighted with the golden wrapping and took the time to photograph the unwrapping of the precious parcel. Yeah, I'm crazy.


Do you like chocolate?

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Autumn in Alba

These photos were from last fall in Alba, Italy.

This here tree is the same one I used in my little um... poster... for this blog ;)

Monday, 19 October 2009

End of the Universe...

I want to fly away...
Past the furthest star at the end of the universe,
And in the Drifting Desolateness make my home.
Where I can be safe....
Alone.... but safe,
From you.

But I have no means to fly...
Where are the strong wings that should be?
In their place, Sad Stumps of brokenness,
That could not take flight...
Clipped.... long ago,
By you.

I wish it all away...
The sadness of the past that carries on into the future.
Laughing amidst the burning tears of hurt,
Laughing at the futility of a Waifish Wish,
The remains of the dead child within me that never grew.

I carry it still in my arms...
As if trying desperately to comfort it.
Holding it, where loving arms should have been.
Only it no longer breathes to feel,
It no longer breaths to live,
But to its forlorn form, I continue whispering...
Everything is going to be okay,
Everything is going to be okay...

And tomorrow is another day...
Till then in the darkness I'll with it stay,
Till we both see the light of that beautiful star,
At the end of the universe,
Away from you.


Sunday, 18 October 2009


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I took these shots because I liked the way the clouds were formed in the sky. Quite a nice backdrop for the church I figured.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Orchids (3)

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This orchid plant, we got by donating to UNICEF. I like the 'skirt' looks like snake fangs...only not so sinister. Sorry the photos are a bit blur.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Colours & Cutouts make the Cure...

Lots of Colour (high saturation) and Cutouts (artistic filter)... the cure for badly taken photographs.

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Monday, 12 October 2009

Carry Me to Heaven

Smiles on their tiny faces. Excitement in their brightly lit eyes. A growing joy in their little hearts.  Carefully marching down the cobbled stone steps of the church; in their grasps - happily colored envelopes. Each one to his/her own. Inside, were their names. Inside, were their aspirations. Inside, were their souls... to be sent up to heaven by way of balloon....

And when the clock struck twelve, and the church bells rung, they let go...

These photos were taken yesterday at Moncalieri in front of the church of S. Maria Della Scala. The event was part of the initiation rite of Catechism Classes for the school year.

The short story behind these shots...

A crowd of parents and children were gathering in front of the piazza with the balloons in hand, and I knew something was up. That's when I pulled out my camera and took the first shot. I wanted to hang around to see what would happen, but my family was on it's way to have lunch at a nearby restaurant. Needless to say, the restaurant was away from the scene. I reluctantly went...knowing that I was going to miss a very special sight (special because I had never witnessed a group of people let fly balloons into the air all at once). By a stroke of luck, the restaurant was full. So I quickly ran back to the piazza and got there just in time to witness the event, and get a few shots of it. The whole thing made me happy. Well, balloons make me yeah.


Here's the second shot... in black and white.
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Oh and this is my first submission for Color Carnival at:

Friday, 9 October 2009

Cold on a Cold Day...

The rain falls from the heavens,
Strong and heavy,
Clear and steady.

The temperature drops,
The skin turns cold.

And mists begin to form,
In thin white wisps,
And the green hills are now a blurry grey.

I don't have to cry,
I'll leave that bit to the sky,
And when I see you online...
I remember. I smile. I forget.
I think about saying 'Hi'
But no...
I am invisible to you
And I want it that way...

It's a cold cold day...


Photos taken in Sekayu, Malaysia.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

The Mole Antonelliana

Some photos of the Mole Antonelliana...thought I'd take some pics of the symbol of Turin :)

What the nearby signage said:

'Bold and controversial, this building designed by Alessandro Antonelli (1798-1888) is the symbol of the city, and appears on the 2 cent coins. Originally commissioned as a Synagogue, it was acquired in 1878 by the City Council. Near completion in 1889, it was the highest brick building in the world (now 167,5 m). Since 2000 it has house the National Cinema Museum, symbol of Turin's renascent cinema industry. The dome is illuminated by an installation by Mario Merz "Il volo dei numeri".'

Sunday, 4 October 2009

By the River Po ❤ This is my 100th Post ❤

I walking around town the other day, when I took these few shots by the River Po.

Rowing boats in the distance...

The Church of Gran Madre below.


I've finally reached a hundred posts since I first began in March this year :)

Some of my favourite posts are:

Pretty in Pink
Viewing the World in Circles
Where Sight Takes You
The Withered Leaf
Water Lilies
Quite Quiet
Pink Autumn
Addicted to Flowers
Earth Sky Water

Friday, 2 October 2009

Colourful Scarves on Sale

Photo taken near the Mole Antonelliana

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Thursday, 1 October 2009

Henry and the Ancient

You've met Henry (here).
Henry with the musket.
If you think he's scary...
Look who's he aiming at.

Let's take a closer look...

Meet the Ancient...

His name is Eudomius.

Eudomius is angry.
Eudomius is strong.
He wants to fight Henry.
Something's gone wrong.

Musket Vs Dagger....
Who do you think will win?
I hope they don't kill each other,
That would be a sin.

Sorry for this childish post :) I couldn't resist.