Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pottery

Asia has the most amazing pottery I have ever seen.  I cannot take it all home, so I have done my fair share of taking pictures of it.  They last forever, right?  If I cannot have it all, I can at least remember it all  :-)  

Today, I decided to share some of the pictures I have taken of the pottery.  Much of this was taken at The Pottery Jungle.  If you have not been, you must go soon.  This is just a tiny tad of the hundreds of pictures I have graced my computer with - but I hope you love the shots as much as I do.




















Some of it takes your breath away, doesn't it?  I love looking at the pottery - so much hand made... absolutely beautiful.  Sooo much talent in the artwork.

Today is a rush - I have Bible Study this morning, then off to Sentosa to help a friend with her blog.  I hate not posting - it has become such a huge part of my life.  It helps me in so many ways; dealing with my constant emotional upheavals and decisions... missing home... the sad times, the good times, the journeys in Asia and the great places we have been... just our lives in general.

Last night, Stephenie sent me a link to have my blog published in a book for myself - yay!  I downloaded a half a year on it, and it was 357 pages long!  I do share a lot of pictures, but I have to tell you I LOVED how the book came out.  It is quite expensive to do, ($150 USD) but all of my journaling of what we have been through, accomplished, toured and done in a book.  Yes, I am going to order it and get all of my blog on paper.

Off to start my day - so "la dee da and toodly doo"... pR's favorite saying  :-)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Temples

The temples in Malacca were beautiful.  The colors, as in most temples in Asia, are vibrant and colorful.




The designs intricate and breathtaking:





 


The eaves are eyecatching:



And the courtyards are open and relaxing:



the windows in the walls leading out are colorful:

 

 


The strong scent of incense drifts around inside and they are always busy with bustling people giving offerings and prayers, others tidying up and those sitting nearby making offerings:

 

We had a wonderful time walking about and enjoying them.  They are all beautiful, relaxing and we are always welcomed into them without hesitation.  I am always amazed at the beauty that hold and the attention to detail that goes in them.

We couldn't read the names of the temples, so we had no idea which ones we went into.  However, we enjoyed every minute of our wanderings.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Transportation Fun Stuffs

While traveling in Malaysia, we came across some more fun modes of transportation.  Steve thought this would be the hot potato to 'travel' in here in the tropics:


Another hot means of getting from place to place:


Literally.

This might help put out the fires built with the previous rides:



Or maybe this one will do the trick:


Here is the scoop on it:



Also found a bulldozer to do the yard work:





I know, Todd, you must read the details, though you probably have them memorized... but just in case:



And can anyone tell us what this is?  It was too far away to get a good look and no identifying marks that we could see with our eagle eyes:




My remark to Steve was, "It is a car.  An old car.  An antique automobile to be exact.  And it is black."

We can leave by train:


If it wasn't cemented down... 

Or we can leave by plane:


But it looks a bit anchored as well...

We just took the bus back  ;-)

Friday, March 26, 2010

'57 Chevy - Take a Look!



While browsing around the bottom of the hill in Malacca, we found a 1957 Chevy to admire.  You know the guys - they have to find all that good stuff.


Here are the details about it:



Do you notice anything different about it?  Well, those of you in the states - do YOU see the difference?



Take a closer look:


I bet you do now  :-)  Wonder how much a Chevy with the driver on the right is worth?  Heck!  I wonder how many were MADE...  

I must admit, I thought it was a great find, too!

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