Archive | March 2014

WPC: Street Life of Melaka (Malacca) in Malaysia

The photos below were  taken  at the Town of Melaka  during our visit to  Malaysia in February 2014.

Melaka was ruled by Portugese, Dutch and then by English for many centuries. Each coloniser has left a mark of their own (either good or bad) in the  port city of Melaka.

Meleka reminds me so much of Sri Lanka (then Ceylon ), which was also ruled by the same three colonial rulers for over 45o years. These photos were taken in the streets of  Melaka

Photo credits: AlfietFebruary14

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Some of my  favourites from Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life.

1. Giant puppets in San Fermin Fiesta in Pamplona, Spain



Think Before Posting a Photo Online


The You-Tube link below explains why one should be cautious  when posting photos on the social media using one of the state of the art smartphones.

Take some time to watch this video to educate yourselves. You would  be surprised by the hidden informations we give away to the world.

Its well worth of your time if you posts photos online.

I learnt something new today.


To stop your iPhone giving away your location to criminals, do the following:-

1. – Go to your iPhone’s ‘Menu’;

2. – Click on ‘geo-tag/geo-location/store location’;

3. – Set to ‘Off’.

Pursuit of Happiness – March 20 – International day of Happiness.

March 20th  2014., is the second international Day of Happiness .   The day was  declared by the United Nations General Assembly in June 2012.


It's hard to measure happiness

How do you measure happiness? (Photo Credit: Canberra

Happiness contributes to 16 scrabble currency

Content with Social media? (Graphic credits:


A song about Happiness “Dont worry, be happy ” by Bobby McFerrin (Video Credit to YouTube)


Happiness is not something ready-made

It comes from your own actions

– Dalai Lama-


Happiness depends upon ourselves

 – Aristotle-

Happiness consists not in having much,
but in being content with little
 – Marguerite Gardiner-

So What is Happiness??

A pair of slippers makes a barefooted man happy,

Exchange of new shoes  for an old pair makes another happy,

Where do we draw the line for happiness?

Is it  in the philosophy of  each individuals ?

Whatever your philosophy is .. ..

Be Happy and celebrate the Happy day!!!


Weekly Photo Challenge: “Inside” the Ocean

This photo was captured  in  Pulau Payar (Payar Island  in Malaysia).

Photos Credits: AlfietFeb2014 – using under-water camera

Different world " inside" the ocean- Pulau Payar

Different world ” inside” the Ocean- Pulau Payar

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The above entry is a response to : Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside.

Parking spot (Friday Funnies XIV)

Paddy had an important appointment and couldn’t find a parking spot. He was driving up and down in the car park.

Looking up to heaven he said,

‘Lord take pity on me. If you find me a parking place I will go to Mass every Sunday for the rest of my life and give up my Irish Whiskey!’ 

Miraculously, a parking place appeared.

Paddy looked up again and said, ‘Never mind, I found one.’


Laughter Is The Best Medicine


This is  my 15th post  on “Friday Funnies” .  I have read these jokes/humour  either on the Net or received on electronic mails.

Wish, I had known the authors of each post  to credit them .

Please feel free to share  the laughter.


International womens day – Remembering the day with Evita

Remembering the day with Evita. Julie Covington introduced Evita to the world  in 1976.

Here is the blurb on the You tube for this number written by pbamse Oct 27 2008

Julie Covington was the singer who introduced “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” in the original studio recording back in 1976. She scored an international number one with the song and the single reached No.1 in the UK Singles Chart in February 1977. She was later given the opportunity to originate the role in the stage production of “Evita”, but she declined, explaining that she thought the impact of her recording would be diminished, and Elaine Paige took the role. This video shows real Eva Duarte de Perón, “Evita”, original footage.

Below is a version by Madonna in the Movie Evita

Eighth of March – International Women’s Day


Hello friends

The article below  was published in & Tamil Week,  last year (2012) to mark the International women’s day. Its  republished on this  blog without any changes.
At this juncture, another young lady should  also be remembered for her courage is Malala Yousafzai.  The fifteen year old Pakistani who was recently shot  for speaking against Taliban. Malala has been nominated for  the 2013  Nobel peace Prize. We  wish her a speedy recovery and  best wishes for her nomination.
Eighth of March – International Women’s Day
7 March 2012, 6:30 pm

By Saba-Thambi

International Women’ Day (IWD) is celebrated worldwide on the 8th of March. IWD symbolises the economic, political and social achievements of the women past, present and the future. Events are organised around the world to mark the celebrations.

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Inam (Ceylon) – First Look Teaser