TEMPLE HOPPING | Travelling in Penang

Yep, temple hopping, a new expression I just made up. And yep, that’s mostly what I did for the first days of my 3-nights trip to Penang.

On the first day of our arrival, it was already late afternoon, and it was too bad that temples close quite early. But well, I could still take in the beautiful elaborated temple roofs and temple wall paintings all around Georgetown…

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Yet, as the darkness of the night was closing in, an unexpected pleasant surprise awaited us at the end of the jetties…

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Happy New Year of the Goat!

OMG I haven’t posted on this blog for so long!

And I have so much I want to share.

But first…

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR 2015!!!

goddess of mercy templeGoddess of Mercy temple in Georgetown, Penang

I actually just came from a backpacking trip in Penang, while recently falling in love with Japanese food and culture, and I’m now in full Chinese New Year mode since I arrived home in Selangor yesterday. Then, today, for the big day I kind of continued my backpacker experience by going to the heart of Kuala Lumpur to watch acrobatic lion dances from mall to mall.

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KLCC Esplanade

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Pavilion KL

Now, I get to have some rest!

Posts about everything will be up soon.

Enjoy the new year!

An Evil Nymph.

Are These Sparky & Trendy Shamballa Bracelets For The Rich Folks Only? [Guest Post]

Shamballa bracelets have become the talk of the town. Ever since they were found in the hands of celebrities, people have become curious to learn more about the beautiful Shamballa bracelets. These intricately crafted bracelets are elegant and their colors are stunning.

 

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Indian and Tibetan Buddhists believe that a kingdom called Shamballa is in the Himalayan valleys and it is not easily accessible. Only those who aspire to reach glorifying heights in spiritualism are considered eligible to access the mythical kingdom. The kingdom overflows with harmony, love, peace and enlightenment. Inspired by the kingdom, Shamballa bracelets were born. They are exclusive, they are special, and they are trendy and are they only for the rich?

 

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“Please Accept Me As I Am”

This is an article that I had written for my school’s School Magazine 2012/13. Now that the magazine is officially and finally published and out there, I think that it’s then eventually all right to at last share with you what I wrote. Hope you like it! Don’t forget to share your views as well in the comment box below🙂

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   “I won’t have a gay son.”

   “Then, mom, you don’t have a son.”

   “Fine.”

 

   In the award-winning television film, Prayers for Bobby, Bobby Griffith decided to end his life because he could not live with the guilt of being homosexual. Although he had gone to live on his own with an understanding cousin and his caring boyfriend, he could no longer bear it. He could not live while knowing that his mother did not accept him as he was.

   This film is based on a true story.

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5 Reasons Why I Prefer Evil Characters

therese desqueyroux françois mauriacLes « coeurs sur la main » n’ont pas d’histoire ; mais je connais celle des coeurs enfouis et tout mêlés à un corps de boue.

This French quote from François Mauriac very much describes my main motivation for siding with evil characters in my stories. I can’t really translate it though, because in English it won’t have that same impact it had on me, you see… The French language has a particular (charming and poetic) style that I just can’t reproduce in English. But basically, Mauriac tells us that he prefers to write on those who are ‘evil’ and unconventional instead of those who are good and virtuous.

I can totally understand why. (And I totally understand Mauriac thus that’s why I’m in love with his book, Thérèse Desqueyroux).

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The Chinese Moon Festival (O)

October has begun… already! For me it is the time of final big exams and piled up work… but fortunately we’ve ended September in a cheerer note with the Chinese Moon Festival, which my family and I celebrated on Sunday 30th September🙂

To start, we go to our grandma’s place and we have dinner together… well like any day. It gets interesting only when the clock strikes 7.00 p.m (GMT+4h). Because when the clocks strikes 7, we pay attention to the sky, looking out for the full moon. We patiently wait for it to come up in its full glowing glory, after it no longer hides behind the clouds.

Can you see the little moon in the photograph?

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