Thai Chi, Dubai: This is a miniature piece of the statues that stand tall as the guardians to the Grand Palace in Bangkok. They are giant demons (Thotsakhirithon) that are traditionally placed outside to protect holy places and the number and size of the statue may vary depending on the size and wealth of the structure.
And even in the most difficult of times …
When all seems lost …
And all efforts in vain …
There lingers a little flower…
Bright and persistent …
Tender and resistent …
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I absolutely love going to this bakery… If you’re ever in UAE, do stop by the International Royal Bakery … they have some of the freshest and yummiest fatayer and manakeesh around! Did I mention their cookies… :)
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BR never fails to deliver with their deliciously rich ice cream cakes! Pralines and Cream made my day..mmmmm
The Mixed Fruit Cake with vanilla custard and moist sponge cake from Gateaux really does leave you wanting for more…mmmmm
My last indulgence for the day was also a Gateaux master piece rightly called the Devil’s Chocolate…truly felt sinful
Il Palazzo, Abu Dhabi: My substituted Orecchiette pasta in a very interesting sauce with mushrooms and parmesan cheese mmm
I still can’t get over the fact that the bread was so perfect and the combination of fresh warm bread with salsa was an outstanding combination! Should try the bread again some day
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I still can’t believe it has been a year since we got married =)…on the day he got me a huge bouquet of blood red roses surrounded by white chrysanthemum blossoms.
And to make the lunch that followed even sweeter he got us a chocolate dessert and written in chocolate were the words: ” Happy 1st Anniversary Huni I <3 :)”
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“Until that day… till all are one.” (Transformers)
Street Fighters in action…man I still have those street fighter cards!
“We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious.” (LOTR: The Two towers)
“Bats frighten me. It’s time my enemies share my dread.” (Batman begins)
Lois Lane: You know my um… Richard. He’s a pilot. He takes me up all the time.
Superman: Not like this. (Superman Returns)
The art of pottery always amazes me…moulding the soft sticky earth into beautiful pieces of objects then heating them and adding finishing touches.
I have tried my hand at terracotta figurines and it is quite relaxing…the feel of clay on your hands and might I add that people who work with clay tend to have very smooth hands
My hubby promised his little niece that he would bake her a cake if she got through lent without cheating…well lets say the definition for cheating wasn’t explained… but it was fun watching him all excited to bake the cake…and after he got the cake done…I enjoyed frosting it. M&M’s to decorate it further…who could go wrong with more chocolate after all
Belated Happy Easter!
A while back I was introduced to the art and fun that goes into 3D puzzles by my fellow blogger sarahz78 and I thereafter introduced my hubby to it …this was completed by tired him all alone
Ever since I started painting (which was only maybe a month back) my mom has been asking me to do a bouquet for her and this here is the finished work…hahaha but I should have known that this was a chain reaction …so now my mommy wants more flower paintings rather than anything else
The technique for this kind of painting was quite interesting rather than mixing the colours on the palate …you mix it on the canvas…took me a while to get it but enjoyed it every bit.
There is no one word to describe you all…you are truly special and made us what we are today…the world honours you on different days and you deserve every day to be a mother’s day…we <3 you very much and couldn’t say it better than with flowers so this one is for all of you moms out there and especially for my darling mommy.
Having studied at a university where the student population is made up of almost 90 different nationalities makes Global Day a great way to learn more about each other… This year I ended up going to campus early in the morning when the students were putting the finishing touches to their pavilions…
… the land where bamboo meets…
I just loved how the pavilion was a great example of Japanese traditions and modern Japanese culture… a great pavilion complete with tatami mats, sakura trees, mangas and the promise of sushi for dinner! :)