Monday, January 31, 2011

Purple Hibiscus

This is the book that had me captured for the past few days. The authors name is quite long Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Her writing has so much depth and captivating is the word. The beauty of Nigeria, the culture of people, the suppression of people in the name of religion. I could go on and on. Beautiful book.

This author had been at the literary festival in Galle. Lucky the ones who got to meet her. I did not get to go this year either. Maybe next year!!

Monday, January 3, 2011


Its that time of the year! Where resolutions are made yet again to break. I called up the aerobics instructor and wished a happy new year and when is she re-opening. She goes who is this and when i say its me. She screams "YOU!". Oh well she did not have to break my ear drums.

I got a message from a friend how great the new year first working day was, so much positivity. I had a crappy day and its only the third day of the year. Oh well it cant get any worse can it. Then again oh yes it just did! I forgot to send samples that was requested urgently today. I had an irate client who asked me a million questions on things I was clueless. How easy it is to keep lying and pretend that you really do know about things you dont. phew

The only nice thing of the day was meeting two friends for a short time and seeing a new born baby. Babies are so adorable and the cutest and gives you hope.

Hope all of you have had a better day?

The gold leaf Buddha.

You get small squares of gold leaf which you can press on to the buddha statue directly for good luck and fortune. I heard a tour guide say that you have to stick in in the head heart and eyes. So quickly did that and made a prayer. You get to offer flowers and light incense and candles as an offering too.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Four Faced Brahma!

We light lamps they light candles!

So many flower garland as offerings to the Lord.

I saw Brahma the four faced creator of the world according to hindu myth as a Buddha with four faces. This shrine in Erawan Bangkok has a big following and many miracles happening. Bangkok with its rich culture stays as a great holiday has all this and more to see..

Animal Watching!

They looked bored and could not be bothered by the many vehicles which drove in. Safari world!