Christmas day

Wishing you the best holidays and best time welcoming the New Years guys!
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Christmas brunch


Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays...


thank you all for stopping by and viewing the post...
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[pre] Christmas Lunch

Christmas is probably the most magical time of year. No matter what your age is, the joy and merry is just infectious! Let’s share the magic with each other this entire season. Wish you a fantastic time prepping for the holidays....

Christmas gifts, Holiday shopping

I hope you all have a great time of preparing for the Holidays... I have spent these past view days shopping for Christmas gifts and was thinking, "hey, what do I want for myself this Christmas?" so I browse around and these are the top of the wish list:
Top Shop

Velvety Nude

I have had this dress made in two colors, but ended up not so fond of them both as a dress "dress", I always feels like nightie's are not appropriate for a real dinner date, more to casual date probably. It is just me. I would think differently a couple years back. Anyways, how's your Christmas shopping, mine was okay considering... all the dresses out there are nightie's look! haha... LOL


Singapore photo diary


It was a quick 3 days for me, I had in my hand a huge shopping list and most of them are friend and family purchase list. It was good to back to the city of Lion and of course culinary tour is a must! Do enjoy the pictures after the jump!

Moolamala || Mala making in Kuala Lumpur

Pablo Neruda,
It is a private session of Mala making with Moolamala in Kuala Lumpur. Mala is a Buddhist prayer beads. It is used to count the number of times a mantra is recited, breaths while meditating, counting prostrations, or the repetitions of a Buddha's name. They are similar to other forms of prayer beads used in various world religions such as Rosary, Tasbih and such.

The conventional Buddhist tradition counts the beads at 108, signifying the mortal desires of mankind. The number is attributed to the Mokugenji Sutra wherein Shakyamuni Buddha instructed King Virudhaka to make such beads and recite the Three Jewels of Buddhism.

Malas are typically made with 18, 27, 54 or 108 beads; I made mine as a necklace solely thus I do not count the beads. Enjoy the picture after the jump!

Textile Museum Kuala Lumpur



Day 3 and I went to the national textile museum, read on to find out about the unique building as well as images,

Batu Caves Kuala Lumpur


Batu Caves is a limestone hill that has a series of  caves and cave temples in Gombak Selangor. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu (Batu River), which flows past the hill and also it is the tenth (Pattu in Tamil) limestone hill from Ampang.

The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India. Dedicated to Lord Murugan, it is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia.

Batu Caves in short also referred as 10th Caves or Hill for Lord Muruga as there are six important holy shrines in India and four more in Malaysia. The three others in Malaysia are Kallumalai Temple in Ipoh, Tanneermalai Temple in Penang and Sannasimalai Temple in Melacca.

The limestone forming Batu Caves is said to be around 400 million years old. Some of the cave entrances were used as shelters by the indigenous Temuan people (a tribe of Orang Asli).

As early as 1860, Chinese settlers began excavating guano for fertilizing their vegetable patches. However, they became famous only after the limestone hills were recorded by colonial authorities including Daly and Syers as well as American Naturalist, William Hornaday in 1878.

In 1890, Pillai, who also founded the Sri Mahamariamman Temple in KL, installed the Murti (consecrated statue) of Sri Murugan Swami in what is today known as the Temple Cave. Since 1892, the Thaipusam festival in the Tamil month of Thai (which falls in late January/early February) has been celebrated there.

Wooden steps up to the Temple Cave were built in 1920 and have since been replaced by 272 concrete steps. Mind the scaffolding and the constructions, it is still a very nice cave and site to visit.