Outdoor Seats

“When it’s dark, look for the stars.” – Happy Pill #9 Such pretty outdoor seats, stools and chairs on this side of the shopping centre. For Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge- Pretty Outdoor Seats

Can you tell me how to get to the DOORS of Sesame Street?

“Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.” – Jim Henson 50 Years and Counting Hands up if you and your children and your children’s children have been raised on Sesame Street. The series premiered on November 10, 1969 and has now reached its 50th season. Since 2006 Sesame Street has…

Yellow Makes me Smile

“Create your own sunshine.” – culturetrip.com Here are some yellows that I have collected in my album through the years. It is a fun colour don’t you think? Yellow makes me smile. It is for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – CFFC – Yellow and for Terri’s Sunday Stills: Yellow Makes Me Smile Yellow autumn leaves…

Water, Water in the Wetlands

“There’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” – Happy Pill #8 I try to walk everyday, mostly when it’s not raining. This is what I get to see and I love it. The sound of the birds, the ripple of the water, the colour of the sky… so much to be…

Plants by the Side of the Road

“Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means you will look beyond the imperfections.” – Happy Pill#7 I have here some macro shots of Australian native plants which I saw by the side of the road. It was raining and I was already kinda late for my volunteering job …. but can’t resist taking…

KAWS Snoopy-like Seats

“Spend time with loved ones this week.” – Happy Pill #6 It was too much to put everything in my previous post. So I decided to isolate this one to another post for Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge – KAWS Snoopy-like Seats. You may want to find out more about KAWS, an artist and…

Enter the world of KAWS in Melbourne

“Hello there. Life is tough, but so are you.” – Happy Pill #5 Last weekend, I, together with my husband and my daughter, went to this amazing exhibit at the National Gallery of Victoria. It is the work of contemporary artist, Brian Donnelly, aka KAWS. Those of you who are into streetart and installations may…

Blue, Blue my World is Blue

“Smile at strangers. We’re in this together.” – Happy Pill #4 What better way to spend your day than looking at BLUE streetarts, the BLUE sky with lovely cloud formations and having coffee on a BLUE mug. Good combination…right? All photos were taken in Melbourne and Sydney. This is for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge –…

The Peak Tram

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make unbeatable combination for success.” – Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)American speaker and motivational writer – Happy Pill #3 It is a time of social unrest in Hong Kong and I sincerely hope that this will end sooner than later. That, having said, I am featuring The Peak Tram for Frank’s Tuesday Photo…

A Stem of Dried Flowers

“In moments of doubt, trust your gut, hug your dog and eat a donut,” – Happy Pill #2 These dried flowers, to my eyes, are still perfect. The bright colours may have gone but the remaining colour is still as beautiful. This is for Cee’s FOTD – Dried Flowers and for Sunshine’s Macro Monday –…

Happiness is the Best Medicine

“Don’t be upset because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Happy Pill #1 A very dear friend of mine gave me this bottle of happy pills. It contains 31 pills and as the small print says: Dosage: Open Daily or as needed. Ingredients: 31 happy quotes inside each bottle, Side effects: May cause contagious…

Relaxing

“I relax more when I’m behind the camera than anything else. I love that.” – Patrick Leahy Weekends are for relaxing and taking a walk with hubby. It is a time to sit and have a cup of coffee or tea. It can also be a time to do some shopping. And when you’re done…

Bookshop Delight

“If one door closes and another one opens, your house is probably HAUNTED! ” – unknown One last opportunity for a Halloween post. 🎃 👻 Since Halloween is not celebrated much here in Melbourne, this is the best I can do. I saw this Bookshop which is a combination cafe and bookstore at The Glen…

A Coastal Walk

“There’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.” – Sarah Kay Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and is one of Australia’s largest cities. It is best known for its harbour front Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge…

Multiculturalism

” We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity life would be very boring.” – Catherine Pulsifer Saw this on the way to having brunch with the family in Abbotsford near Melbourne. This is for Sami’s Monday Murals Challenge – Multiculturalism

Some Gorgeous Red Flowers

“I am in awe of flowers. Not because of their colors, but because even though they have dirt in their roots, they still grow. They still bloom.” – D. Antoinette Foy My daughter was gone for three weeks on a business trip to NYC. She came back last Thursday … So last Saturday, my husband…

Malacañang of the North

“With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding.” – Sandra Lake The Malacanang of the North was once a working residence of the late ex president Marcos and his family, when they were having holidays in the northern part of the Philippines. It was named after the official residence and workplace of the President of…

Door 295

“The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.” – Flora Whittemore Usually, I have a back story to my posts, but this time there is nothing. I just saw this restaurant door randomly and I liked the texture of it. So here goes. This is for Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge…

Where am I?

“Just go. Go see all the beauty in the world.” – unknown Just for fun… Can you guess where these 10 textured places are? This is for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge CFFC – Texture Here are the countries where these places are: 1) Montserrat Abbey near Barcelona 2) Montserrat Mountains, Barcelona 3) Frankston Pier in…

The Windows of St Giles

“You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own.” – unknown St Giles’ Cathedral is a working parish church located in the Old Town of Edinburgh. The cathedral is located on the Royal Mile, and one thing that…

Purple Flowers

“Enjoy every purple moment.” – unknown These are some purple flowers which I saw by the gate while walking to the Mornington beach, Melbourne. For Cee’s FOTD Challenge- Purple Flowers and for Irene’s Sunshine Macro Monday Purple Flowers

Abbotsford Convent

“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.” – Jo Walton Just 4 km away from the Melbourne CBD, you will find the Abbotsford Convent. This is a 16 acre historic building with amazing sprawling gardens. It is home to studios, galleries, cafes and…

Bottle Brush

“It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary.” – Paulo Coelho The bottle brush, is an Australian native blossom. Bottlebrushes are Callistemons, a member of the Myrtacaea family (Myrtles) (Thanks LWBUT for the info). This is for Cee’s FOTD Challenge Bottlebrush – and for Irene’s Macro Monday – Bottle Brush

The Benches in Paoay Church in the Philippines

“One day you will wake up and realize there won’t be anymore time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.” – Paulo Coelho This is the Paoay Church in Ilocos Norte in the Philippines. This church is also known as the St Augustine Church and has been standing since 1704. The architecture…

Those Doors and Street Arts

“Oh, the things you can find, if you don’t stay behind.” – Dr Seuss Found these doors and streetart one rainy day. It is in the middle of the city of Melbourne and is in alley ways. There are also doors in sprinklers, fire hydrant and water meter which are camouflaged with street arts. This…

Roadtrip to Ilocos, Philippines – Wanderlust @97

“Discover how beautiful our country is and how wonderful our people are. Time to fall in love with the Philippines.” – Tony Meloto A few years ago, my husband and I went with my family on a road trip to the northern part of the Philippines. It was a fun and educational experience. We went…

Venetian Masks

“Behind every mask there is a face, and behind that a story.” – Marty Rubin Venetian masks are very popular in Venice, not only during the ‘Carnival of Venice’, which is an annual festival held in Venice, Italy, but it is also used in many other occasions. These masks are characterised by elaborate, ornate designs…

It’s Been Two Years…

“Everybody has gone through something that has changed them in a way they they could never go back to the person they once were.” – unknown “Hi, my name is Teresa and it has been two years since I had my stroke.” I went to my Zumba class after dinner. Two songs after, I felt…

Doors in Edinburgh

“Collect moments, not things.” – unknown Here are some doors from my 2016 trip to Edinburgh, Scotland. This is for Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge – featuring the Doors in Edinburgh. I am also squeezing in some sites in Edinburgh near the Royal Mile. A painting of a door on a wall. The Kirk of the…

Purple flowers

“I must have FLOWERS, always, always.” – Monet Spring flowers are all out now, and I love it. This is for Cee’s FOTD and for City Sonnet’s Favourite Colour – Purple flowers

A View of The Scottish Highlands – Wanderlust @96

“The best dreams happen when you’re awake.” – Cherie Gilderbloom The Highlands of Scotland is a mountainous region, the centre of which is Loch Ness. It is known for its mythical monster called “Nessie”. Unfortunately, I didn’t see her/him. The city of Inverness is known as the “Capital of the Highlands”. To continue with the…