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Jaffna Oh my Jaffna! (WPC :Cover Art)

 

Palmyra  is the iconic palm  in Jaffna – the Northern Province of  Sri Lanka. The beauty of the Borassus palm  is that each part of the tree, from the root to the tip has an economic use.

 

Palmyra Palm Tree in Jaffna

Palmyra Palm Tree in Jaffna

The leaves of the palm is  fan shaped and the mono-cot could grow up to 3 meters.  A fermented drink   toddy (kallu) is also made from the sap of the  young  floweret (inflorescence). The chosen photo would be the Cover art if I had to write a book about Jaffna oh my Jaffna!

Cover Art.

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Night Time at Melaka (Malaysia) – WPC

Glowing Tricycles in Melaka, Malaysia- January 2014

Glowing Tricycles in Melaka, Malaysia- January 2014

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photo credit : alfietjan2014

 

 

 

This entry is in response to the photo challenge Nighttime.

Split-Second Fall (Weekly Photo Challenge)

 

Just this morning while I was scanning my Twitter account,  I came across  a photo which is suitable  for  this weeks photo challenge.

The photo has been transferred from a face book account. Be appreciative of the unknown photographer who captured this split-second -fall.

Credit  also goes to @vilambaram the Twitter account from Chennai, India.

 

https://twitter.com/vilambaram/status/472605227456004096

 

 

Split-Second Story.

Soft Walnut Chocolate Cake

Looks yummy!

Soft Walnut Chocolate Cake.

 

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

 

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 Times.com)

Happiness contributes to 16 scrabble currency
(Photo Credit:Sites.Google.com)

Content with Social media? (Graphic credits: Blogspot.social maximizer.com)

 

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

BITTER TRUTH OF HAPPINESS

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 : “Object” – A bouquet of Lavender

No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.
– Oscar Wilde-
A bouquet of Lavender

No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.
– Oscar Wilde-

A bouquet of Lavender (photo credit: alfietSept2013)

Related article: Weekly photo Challenge : Object 

Some of my favourite entries:

1. The fox and the crow from Aesop’s fable

2. Manneken-pis