Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Angkor Kingdom, the inspiration and aspiration


Each and every temple has its own distinctive design and carried its own mystical storyboard.  



Bayon Temple " Lift up the corners of your mouth into a smile "

 The astonished temple was constructed of sandstone carried from quarry 25 miles away. The stone sculpture and wall carving projected the 3-dimensional visually artistic objects whereby mankind has lost the skill through the flow of time.
The Apsara - each one is unique. 
Try to spot all the uniqueness when you were here. 

Along the way, I got interested to get know of the story behind the wall sculptures. The inspiration and aspiration from the intelligence beings of Angkor Kingdom. The Angkor kingdom had once influenced by the religious of Hinduism and Buddhism. In summary, during Suryavarman II reign, he built the great Angkor Wat and some monuments on Phnom Kulen. The carving on the wall and monument were portrayed the priest anointing the symbol and worship of Hindu god.

Under Jayavarman VII reign, he built the great Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm and Bayon. The outer walls of the temples have startling bas-reliefs not only of warfare, but the everyday life of the Khmer army and its followers. These reliefs show the female traders selling things, the move with the animals and ox carts, hunters, man farming, women cooking, women giving birth, and celebrations of common foot soldiers. 


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Practice to be a Minimalist Journaler

Hello there, hope all of you are well and happy.
I was away last week. We visited a very magnificent neighbor country and learnt to appreciate the vibrant beauty of the artwork left by our ancestors (~600-1000 years ago). I will share it in my next post.

Before the trip, I prepared a journal cover that I thought it would serve me best in my travel. However, I changed my mind the day before the departure. I rushed out time to finish the sewing and patching works and made the following handy travelogue book.

I would also to train myself (practice) to be a minimalist in my living, so does for the travelling. As you may see here, I didn't pack a lot of stuff for journaling, all keep to light and just enough. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Yum Cha Cafe, Jalan Petaling

I wandered along Petaling street, taking my lunch time slot (2 hours on every Friday) to have / to do something that breaks my usual routine and thus discovered the beauty of the city. 
An hour nested in the cozy cafe called Yum Cha Cafe, Jalan Petaling. (Yum Cha means 'Catching up with friends' in Cantonese).

Love the red and brown painted deco. wall. Yes, Sun, shine on me today. 

I got myself the lunch set , Kampung Fried Rice (a bit spicy), Hot Lemon Honey and Rojak (mixed fruits salad in Malaysian style), cost me RM 18.

Yum Cha Cafe House
143 Jalan Petaling | City CenterKuala Lumpur 50000Malaysia

Others zakka cafe that situated in town, walking distance from Pasar Seni LRT station are ~ Aku Cafe, Old China Cafe, Moontree Cafe, Coffee Amo.