Sunday, August 17, 2014

Birthday....

Woke up to a beautiful day in August. Its my seventy fifth birthday. Happy as usual. Have a nice day folks.

Friday, August 15, 2014

My Little Bali....

Good Morning folks. This is my first posting in August this year. Have been busy elsewhere and would be returning to regular blogging soon. Above is part of my little garden.

Thanks and Have a nice day.

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Full Moon of Ramadan....

It the fasting month of Ramadan and today is the fifteenth day where Muslim all over the world fast during the day. At Iftar family members would gather to break the fast. It is call Buka Pusa or Iftar. To me it is really nice to be surrounded by the kids and grandkids at Iftar, enjoying the meal together; indeed a beautiful moment in time. And I love it. Above is the moon as seen above my house at 9.15pm this evening July 11, 2014. It’s a full moon; a magnificent sight indeed.

Islam follows the lunar calendar and its day start from sunset and not from sunrise thus one start the day with the breaking of the fast as soon as the Azan of the Magrib prayer is heard and stop taking food just before the sunrise. Then the spiritual journey of Ramadan continues until the end of daylight. Thus this Friday just end when we break the fast today. And Saturday July 12, 2014 of the Muslim calendar begin.

Have a nice day.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Of Photography....

                               At the Patio...
                               To the Serambi...
                               The evening Sun...


Above are some images of my little abode

Have a nice day.

Friday, July 04, 2014

Swimming...

I love swimming. From the early age of 6 years old I would join friends to go and swim at the beaches at Beserah, Tanjung Api and Teluk Cempedak in Kuantan. Born in Kuantan a small east coast town the sea was always not that far away thus it was natural for us kids to learn and enjoy swimming at an early age. We would hike from the Kuantan town all the way to the beach at Tanjung Api or Teluk Cempedak to swim whenever we like. In the forties and fifties there was no road or proper transport to get to the beach. One had to walk or cycle just to get there. But then it was not a problem, we just hike, camp on the beach and go swimming. It was fun and we kids always enjoyed it. Now in my golden age I would just walk along the beach whenever I am at Kuantan. Most of my swimming is now done at the swimming pool. Our youngest kids bought a condo nearby and it has a huge swimming pool. So from time to time I would just go there and did my swimming or just sit around the swimming pool to chat with strangers or friends who happened to be there. Above is an image of me just before dipping into that gorgeous swimming pool. Swimming always refreshes me. 

Have a nice day.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Of Gardening...



I love gardening. In the morning or afternoon I would enjoy every minutes getting my hand dirty with the soil tending to my little plot of garden. It a passion of my from the time I learn to plant in primary school. It does bring me pleasure and kept my mental faculty healthy in my golden years. How I wished I have a bigger space to do gardening but circumstances is that I could not afford to buy a house with more space. Thus I am using the available space in front of my patio to create a small garden that I often referred to as my Little Garden and another where we planted vegetable, orchid and herbs at the backyard. In the little space available that I call my Little Garden I tried my best to create a landscape of various plants. With the greens and flowers small animals and birds start to make it their home too. To lure the squirrel I would put cut fruits on a container and placed it on the fence. It would come and go as it like and enjoy its meals and I get to watch it running around. Early morning I could hear birds chirping from branch to branch. At time beautiful butterfly would fly around looking for nectar from the flowers. At one corner of the Little Garden there is a small fish pond where one could hear the pattering of water from the small fountain. I feed the fish without failed every morning. It is interesting to see the fishes gather together waiting for it morning meals. After feeding the fish I would water the plant and at that moment in time all the plants would look fresh. The hours I spend tending to my Little Garden does made my day. 

Have a nice day.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Blue Sky...



It was a beautiful day in June 2014. It was just after ten in the morning. I felt real good and decided to go out to enjoy the morning sun and on looking up I saw while trails from the passing planes up about. The white trails soon turn into white clouds. Against the clear blue sky it then turn into a sort of a painting of blue and white; a majestic sight  to watch indeed. 

I then saw another plane passes by. I rush to take my camera, then snap a few pictures of the sky and sharing it here for all to enjoy. 

Have a nice day.

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Of Macro Photography; the Fish Pond...

From time to time I would venture into Macro Photography. With the Micro Lens attached to the Nikon DSLR I would try to take the best image at close range. Through the Micro Lens one get to see more of an image of the object. It actually tells us of another world from what we normally see with our naked eyes. It is not easy to get a good image for one need a firm and steady hand to capture such image using a Micro Lens. Any shaking would completely destroy the image and it became useless. So in order to get a good image using the Micro Lens I would snap as many images of the same object and select a few for keeping. By doing that I would normally get a good image. About is an image of the Fish Pond that I snap recently. Enjoy it folks. [ Please click on  the image to enlarge]

Have a nice day.