Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A lunch a day before...

A day before lunch @ Rupali, Biggs Street

...for another three months to be hold...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A boy on a bench...

He just a boy...and patiently waiting on the bench...a wooden bench at Eldon Square...on one fine morning...a Saturday morning...under a gloomy sky above...a gloomy Spring morning...

...and he still waiting...patiently...

Monday, April 20, 2009


Two bags of pure dark chocolate powder are too strong to arouse my nose, a mellow West African and intense Ecuador really seductive...

...need to hold myself...dark chocolate is too sexy!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sayonara & mata ne...

...A long working holidays
goodbye and see you...

fly away from shattered dreams
follow the cranes to easterly wind
to find hopes and courage
a soul searching journey
to start dreaming again!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Little Potato Plants

Planted these potato plants last winter and the tubers started growing when the spring comes. Hope to harvest new potatoes for the next coming winter from my little garden...

Solanum tuberosum

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Fresh scent...

Spring brings colours
and fresh scent
Awaken your senses
Revive your soul...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ann, New Book & Foggy Day = Gloomy life...

A gloomy day to start with an email alert from my iPhone brought unsettled feelings for coming summer, yeah the day that have waited anxiously and anticipated since mid 2007, Ann, my office colleague and mentor will retire soon. A new book for summer reading just arrived from could not console the feelings. A foggy day just brought down everything and the feelings just lingered around with the fog slowly blanketed the view.

The case of Derek Bentley tarnished British judiciary history when he was sentenced to death in 1953. The injustice death of Derek has become a landmark case to the abolition of death penalty. this book was written by her sister, Iris Bentley who fought her entire life to clear his name. Sadly, she could not celebrate the victory when she passed away of cancer in 1997, a year before Derek was cleared from the conviction.  

A foggy day brought down the feelings, sadness engulfed and the song, Angel by Sarah Mclachlan could not comfort the sadness on gloomy day...and summer this year won't be the same again.

Spend all your time waiting
For that second chance
For a break that would make it okay
So always some reasons
To feel not good enough
And its hard at the end of the day
I need some distraction
Oh beautiful release
Memory seeps from my veins
Let me be empty
And weightless and maybe
I'll find some peace tonight
In the arms of an angel
Fly away from here
From this dark cold hotel room
And the endlessness that you fear
You are pulled from the wreckage
Of your silent reverie
You're in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here
So tired of the straight line
And every where you turn
There's vultures and thieves at your back
Storm keeps on twisting
You keep on building the lie
That you make up for all that you lack
It don't make no difference
Escaping one last time
It's easier to believe in this sweet madness oh
This glorious sadness that brings me to my knees
In the arms of an angel
Fly away from here
From this dark cold hotel room
And the endlessness that you fear
You are pulled from the wreckage
Of your silent reverie
You're in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here
You're in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here

...Ann and her son, Matthew with the mountainous scenery behind them. Matthew was seriously injured and stranded for more than a week with his border collie-cross 'Little Dog', broke an ankle, a wrist and gashed his thigh after plunging 15 feet down a cliff while out hiking in the Southern Alps' remote Douglas Glacier early this month. He managed to walked down the terrain after a week in bad shape and was rescued by two hunters. Ann and hubby will emigrate to New Zealand sometimes this summer. I will miss her as my mentor and her departure is another blow for me and summer this year is really tough and not so kind to me...

Colours of Spring

 Spring around Arthur's Hill

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Time for elections...

Time to elect new reps...

...the New Deal Election to elect new director...

...the postal voting...

..another election for European Parliamentary and will miss this one...

Monday, April 13, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Sakura, sakura...

Sakura, sakura...oh sakura
watching beautiful cherry blossoms 
across my garden
pure and sweet

sakura sakura
yayoi no sora wa
mi-watasu kagiri
kasumi ka kumo ka
nioi zo izuru
izaya izaya
mi ni yukan

sakura sakura
miredomo akenu
miyama no nagane
tomodachi tsurete
tomotoo soroe
izaya izaya
mi ni yukan

Cherry blossoms, cherry blossoms,
On Meadow-hills and mountains,
As far as you can see.
Is it a mist, or clouds?
Fragrant in the morning sun.
Cherry blossoms, cherry blossoms,
Flowers in full bloom.
Cherry blossoms, cherry blossoms,
Across the Spring sky,
As far as you can see.
Is it a mist, or clouds?
Fragrant in the air.
Come now, come,
Let’s look, at last!


Thursday, April 09, 2009

Beautifully white...

It just beautifully white, pure white all over...will miss this soon and hope i still have time to catch the pink cherry blossoms, i wish...

...white cherry tree...

...a bunch of white sakura, innocently white...

Tuesday, April 07, 2009


Another section of Bede' World is the Anglo-Saxon farm called Gyrwe consisted of an early farming with less domesticated animal farms.

...the fish pond with the wild ducks hiding around the tall grass... early variety of sheep with long curvy horns...

...the chicken coop...

...that white goose tried to attack me...hehehehe...

...the sheep hut...

...two black pigs having a good time sun bathing under the spring sun...

Sunday, April 05, 2009

A Great Day Trip: Bede's World

Bede's World, a museum of early medieval Northumbria at Jarrow. Located in South Shield, by River Don, Tynemouth, Bede's World consists of Bede Museum, Jarrow Hall, St.Paul's Church complex and Gyrwe (pronounced 'Yeerweh', the Old English name for Jarrow), an Anglo-Saxon demonstration farm. The Bede's World is based on extraordinary rich legacy of celebrated life of Venerable Bede (AD 673-735), who lived and worked 1300 years ago in Jarrow. 

...greeted by this terracotta soldier at the museum entrance...
the museum is a candidate of world heritage site and i wonder if Malaysia too nominate Lembah Bujang as a world heritage site because i think that Lembah Bujang complex is much more significant in terms of civilization...

...some displays in the museum section...

...a roman on the wall...

...a skeleton of an early farmer in Jarrow...

...a diorama of early Jarrow...

...the Venerable Bede, the man of centre attraction of Jarrow, who was a teacher, poet, historian and scientist...

...St.Paul's Church was one of the churches in one complex, and another one was a monastery which has been left as a ruin beside the church...

...a wooden statue hanging on the high ceiling of St.Paul's Church,
a hanging preacher...

A great half day weekend trip to Jarrow.

Snow Effect