Wednesday, March 30, 2011

CAPTURE 14 : Fish Pond

What do you do 'immediately' after a long stressful day at work? One is lucky if their work environment provides outlet to de-stress, such as mini-gym, cafeteria  or small garden with beautiful flowers and plants. At my work place we have two options to de-stress ourselves, one is a mini-gym and another is to relax by the beautiful fish pond with Japanese Koi . Fish pond is not just an ideal part of landscape designing, but also provides therapeutic impact on us. 

While being in the gym  helps me to sweat and reduce the mounting stress from the day’s work, my truest relaxation happens only when I spend time by the fish pond. The graceful motion of the fish, the gentle dance of the green plants around the fish pond and the soothing sound of the running water induces me into an experience so inexplicable. Though momentary, this break from the mundane life, spurs the energy for another day. 

This fish pond provides an environment so conducive for me to relax my mind. It gives me immense bliss. In the quietude that dawn after working hours, I let the mind swim together with the fish while at the same time allowing my eyes to absorb the peaceful colors surrounding the pond. And, that moment in solitude is one of my best experiences, yet the hardest to express with words.

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

CAPTURE 13 : Gurney Drive, Penang.

Gurney Drive or Persiaran Gurney as it is known in Malay, is one of the most popular tourist destination in Penang. This sea-front promenade serves as a vantage point to view sunset. Named after Sir Henry Gurney, the then High Commisioner to Malaya (1951-1950), Gurney Drive is one of the favorite choice for food lovers. To make it short I would say, it is an idle place for relaxation and time-out spot for families, friends and lovers. Here I would love to share some of the shots I took during my stay at a hotel nearby Gurney Drive. I will try get some shots of hawker stalls and many other interesting activities that usually take place here, soon.

Sunrise - view from Hotel Room

Clear morning

I Love this mansion- just next the hotel
As twilight sets in...

Time-out begins

Gurney Drive at night

Street artist and masseur

RM10 per sketch

Keychain with name inscribed on it

Under the dimly lit neon

Almost there..

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CAPTURE 12 : Country's Tid Bits and Candies Cottage

Thought of sharing this with blog readers. It is just about anything sweet and sour that you can find in Malaysia, especially in Penang. I will let the picture speaks the rest for you. Located in Queensbay Mall, Bayan Lepas, Penang, this outlet is certainly a place to savor the sweet 'n' sour things. 

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