Saturday, January 21, 2023

CHINESE NEW YEAR IN BANGKOK

 Found this unique plant that looks like a claw, bright yellow for good luck. The pomelo, a homonym for prosperity and status, is another popular buy for the Chinese New year.

Bangkok's traffic on both lanes! 

We used the "tuk-tuk" which sped and weaved so fast I had to hang on to my newly bought hair band. 

A hair cut for only 300 Baht (US$9 or 7 Pound Sterling)? I would be thoroughly stressed selecting a style.

 But I think you should not fall asleep or take off your glasses when Barber Gu snips away - you may just get a surprise.
Prayers for a Prosperous and Happy Bunny Year.



Wednesday, January 11, 2023

WET LANDS AT COVA

 At last, a wet land next to my housing estate has been designated a park. 

It used to be a lake but with poor maintenance and God-given sunny weather, the lake was consumed by the invasive water hyacinth plants. These plants can take over any area with water and turn it into a wetland faster than Speedy Gonzales. The entrance is lined with date trees like soldiers on a parade, 

and amazingly the security system is GEESE patrol. 

The painted storks have formed a colony here. 

So have the little herons, like this one hiding in the tree.

 Life must be just as challenging too for herons as they ponder on a fence. Here's three (arrowed) musing about life.
And as always, man will leave his mark.



Wednesday, January 4, 2023

ADULTS GO CRAZY

 

 It takes the year end to bring out the "gila" (crazy) in people. 

Somehow December feels like the month to let it all go. "We survived another year, last time to let it all hang loose." My qigong friends at our beach party in Pantai Bagan Lalang, Sepang. 

Some did a day trip, others camped over night. This is our Malaysian version of camper vans. 

Nothing quite like Chillin' with Patsy's mobile home aptly called "The Suite." 

Ours is "Room Service - warm and cozy"

I think our Malaysian beach parties are quite different from the West - no alcohol, just water and Chinese tea and childhood games. The sedan chairs or human-powered transport is a poor man's palanquin. It was disastrous as "Humpty Dumpties had great falls." 

The three-legged race was no better - legs were tied using food plastic wraps. 

Then, there was the largest beach hop scotch! 

followed by kites - safest with no jumps or hops. 
HAPPY CRAZY NEW YEAR.


Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Home-grown vegetables too large for the table!

 I wonder how many to finish this one gourd. A village?

These vegetables and fruits were grown by the road side. Really healthy looking BIG specimens. Wonder if the owner used steroids? 🤣🤣
Banana flower that can be cooked.
Passion fruits,
Luffa gourds that when dried will give me a life-time supply of loofah sponges.

and 4-angle beans.

It was a pity the owner was not around as I really wanted to know the fertiliser he/she used.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

"AM I TO MEET MY MAKER?"

 
"Have I passed on? Is this the tunnel everyone crosses into the light?" 
"Where did the lights go?" 

"Have I arrived?" "Where is Saint Peter?"

"Wait, I am not alone. There is another with his best friend."
"Ahhh, DOGS do go to Heaven."



Tuesday, November 22, 2022

WHO said Covid-19 is asymptomatic,

is a LIAR! Even these beastly Chinese herbs could not stop the symptoms. 
I had every symptom on the Covid-19 infection list.

 This "cooling" Chinese remedy should have cured the throat but I still ended up at the hospital emergency room for treatment. 
Survived on soups and lost 6 pounds.

But I managed to go to the polls and get my vote in. 
It has been a chaotic many months which started when my laptop "crashed." My old faithful could not be resurrected) and after getting a new one, I could not sign into blogger for a few weeks. Then, blogger registered me as "Beau Bo" in all my comments and still does! 
Covid-19 visited me for a week, my bicycle tyres "pancit" (went flat), the back blinking lights just fell off. Thory had to visit the vet as it appears he has only one "ball," the other one is stuck inside. Savvy Girl got a new job and was crying at lunch and dinner times and not with JOY. 
 So, blogger friends, I apologise for not visiting your posts these few months. But now that I have found a new purpose in life, I will return in between the sitting and snacking.

Friday, November 11, 2022

GOOD FINDS on a morning walk.

 I keep saying the best things in life are free.... and I do mean it.  PERFECT circles made by insects or parasites. I need a pair compasses to draw these. In nature it is free style!

Morning glory 
and yam leaves to spit on. When we were kids before the ipad and smart phones became an inseparable part of us, we used to make big globs of spit onto these waxy leaves and twirl the leaves as fast as we could. The last kid with the spit blob still left on the leaf was CHAMPION! 
The abandoned playground as the pandemic kept the children indoors.
The rains are here and the storks are taking off for shelter.