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  • Magic of the Night Boat Parade Putrajaya

    Posted On 07/03/2012 03:04 AM

    Magic of the Night Boat Parade Putrajaya 2012 was officially officiated by the Malaysian Tourism Minister Ng Yen Yen, Director General Tourism Malaysia Datuk Mirza Mohammad Taiyab and the Queen of Malaysia Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah on the[...]


  • French Canada Awaits

    Posted On 07/03/2012 01:19 AM

    (Photo Source) Long before reading this weekend’s Chicago Tribune article about French Canada have I wanted to travel back to Québec. Although growing up, I lived 30 minutes from the Canadian border, I never ventured far enough north to actually get[...]


  • Amarena Cherry Cupcakes for Sweet New Zealand, and remembering friends

    Posted On 07/02/2012 11:58 PM

    Ingredients120 g butter3 eggs130 g sugar1/2 tsp lemon zest200 g self-rising flour60 ml milk12 Italian Amarena Cherries (I used Toschi)to sprinkle:icing sugarFresh As Blackcurrant powderMakes 12 cupcakesPreheat the oven to 175°C. Line a 12-muffin tray[...]


  • Keukenhof Gardens Part 2

    Posted On 07/02/2012 06:21 PM

    The last post on my trip to Holland, and since I had lots of photos from the gardens decided to do two posts. These wonderful gardens are now closed for the year, so you`ll need to plan your visit for next year. There was a large lake and in it these art [...]


  • Money Saving Tips to Travel to Egypt

    Posted On 07/02/2012 03:16 PM

     you're planning a trip to Egypt, here are some great travel tips and some money saving secrets to help make your Middle East adventure a success. When it comes to traveling to a foreign country, it pays to partner with the best in the busine[...]


  • Raders Fabric Images from Danville, Indiana

    Posted On 07/02/2012 02:00 PM

    Wall to wall and floor to ceiling, I couldn't believe how many different bolts of fabrics were in this one building. Raders Fabrics in Danville, Indiana is more than fabrics. We saw curtain rods and lace and ribbon too. Related posts: Raders Fabrics in Da[...]


  • Back in Tokyo after 9 years

    Posted On 07/02/2012 01:35 PM

    My first memory of traveling in Asia goes back about 20 years when my family toured Tokyo in the early 90s.  I'm passionate about travelling and food because of my family's influence.  It's what we do best as a family - travel together and eat w[...]


  • Istanbul At Night

    Posted On 07/02/2012 01:00 PM

    Cities always have a different feel at night. Some, like Naples, can be intimidating when you first set out in the dark, but also show their quirky side. Istanbul lights up its most famous monuments, the Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque, which makes photo[...]


  • Eis Eis baby..

    Posted On 07/02/2012 01:00 PM

    Some of the things we take for granted back home....like a bowl of ice cream in a cafe or ice parlor..Well, we wait for it like crazy here.You see, these cafes are closed for five months in a year(autumn through winter).They close with a note pinned up on[...]


  • Baklava Muffins

    Posted On 07/02/2012 11:49 AM

                      I've joined a cooking group on facebook thats made up of expats living in The Netherlands. It's filled with wonderful women who enjoy cooking and baking[...]



  • Joyalukkas Bonanza

    Posted On 07/02/2012 07:59 AM

    Buy jewellery and get up to 5% in cash back vouchers.*This summer, buy jewellery at any Joyalukkas showroom and get cash back vouchers and more.Offer valid in UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, KSA.Promotion period: 13 JUNE - 28 JULY, 2012 [...]


  • Centrepoint Summer Discount,Q8

    Posted On 07/02/2012 07:32 AM

    I thought the SALE at Centrepoint and Home Centre is over. But I got a sms from them yesterday that Heavy Discount / Summer Savers  has started.... Centerpoint -Hawaly, Fintas and Al Rai branches- announced discounts on many internation[...]



  • Kuwait MP barred from parliament for spitting

    Posted On 07/02/2012 07:21 AM

    telegraph.co.uk :   A Kuwaiti MP was on Thursday barred from entering parliament for two weeks for spitting on a colleague inside the chamber amid allegations he was drunk. MPs unanimously agreed to apply the internal charter on Mohamm[...]


  • Gulf countries cracking down on 'offensive' tweets

    Posted On 07/02/2012 07:09 AM

    Gulf states crack down on alleged politically and religiously offensive messages on Twitter, in a move that is alarming rights campaigners and highlights the surging regional popularity of the site. Human Rights Watch has condemned the detention of[...]


  • Kuwaiti activist laid to rest amid tributes

    Posted On 07/02/2012 07:05 AM

    Jasem Al Qutami He was a national icon who devoted himself and his life to serving country and people gulfnews : One of Kuwait’s most prominent political and parliamentary activists was laid to rest on Sunday amid tributes, eulogies and te[...]


  • Kuwait Emir accepts cabinet resignation

    Posted On 07/02/2012 07:01 AM

    Kuwait Emir asks PM and ministers to continue as caretaker government until new cabinet is formed Shaikh Jaber Mubarak Al Sabah, Kuwait Prime Minister gulfnews : Kuwait’s Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah on Sunday issued a decree acc[...]


  • Burglars strike newly married Indian couple in Dubai

    Posted On 07/02/2012 06:52 AM

    I thought Dubai is a safe place, that there is no robbers/ burglars like India there. But I was wrong....... gulfnews DUBAI : A young couple’s Dubai home has been burgled a day after the husband moved here from India to start a new life wit[...]


  • Miriam Abdulla became the first women crane operator in Kuwait

    Posted On 07/02/2012 06:14 AM

    Supervisor of processing operations at the Kuwait ports authority Miriam Abdulla Al Mutairi is the first women in Kuwait to have obtained license for operating crane and general license for operating heavy duty equipments, reports local daily.Even as the[...]


  • How much tax NRIs have to pay on remittance fee?

    Posted On 07/02/2012 06:10 AM

    A bad news for all NRI's...... For the last couple of days my husband was impatient with the news of Indian government’s proposal to charge 12.36 per cent service tax on the fee paid to banks while sending money back home.Although it has been confirmed [...]


  • Air India pilot puts mum in cockpit after free ticket refused

    Posted On 07/02/2012 06:04 AM

    Air India is always in news For All Wrong Reasons..... The pilot of an Air India passenger plane seated his mother in the cockpit for a domestic flight, refusing to take off without her after he could not get her a free ticket, a report said Sunday.The [...]


  • Japan : Todaiji Temple, Nara

    Posted On 07/02/2012 01:30 AM

    PREVIOUS - Read HERE for Hotspot #26 and #27Hotspot #28 : Great Eastern TempleAs much as I slept in peace, I woke up in peace too. We packed our things and checked out, leaving the dorm key in the box, on our way out. From Gion-Shijo Station, we paid 150y[...]


  • MIDE Dive Equipment Promotion 2012

    Posted On 07/01/2012 06:51 PM

    MIDE Dive Equipment Promotion 2012 is sure to have divers all excited as there will be a lot of items which go on sale during the Malaysia Dive Expo from 6 to 8 July 2012 at PWTC in Kuala Lumpur. As I am also an active diver, I will be sure to explore thi[...]


  • Malacca River Night Cruise

    Posted On 07/01/2012 06:48 PM

       The spectacular view along Malacca river especially night time ! 45 minutes boat ride along Malacca river The river that flows through the city View along Malacca River   [...]


  • Florida Supercon - Miami

    Posted On 07/01/2012 05:52 PM

    Katniss and Poison IvyCat WomanI am not all that comfortable with large crowds in small, confined, and enclosed spaces so what am I doing at the Florida Supercon Miami. Fighting my fears for my fans like a true super hero. I'm not a gamer or a comic book&[...]



  • little Indiana Weekly Recap 6/23/2012 — 6/30/2012

    Posted On 07/01/2012 03:00 PM

    The circus comes to town! Or, rather, we visited a french and circus-themed cafe in circus city: Peru, Indiana. This week I tackled my horrible fear of heights over in Rockport, sampled chocolate in Delphi, and I baked up some delicious marshmallow-y trea[...]


  • Weekly Photo: Hacienda Jaral de Berrios

    Posted On 07/01/2012 02:10 PM

    *Click on image for full-sized view. Jaral de Berrios, probably one of the most important haciendas (estates of olden times in many Spanish-speaking countries) of colonial times. It is located in the municipality of San Felipe in the state of Guanajuato, [...]


  • Barcelona: Mosaically

    Posted On 07/01/2012 01:30 PM

    Barcelona is a fabulous city with much to offer the visitor. See how nice they are? They named a restaurant on their popular pedestrian La Rambla for me. The city is, in fact, a wonderful mosaic of art, history, language, architecture, old/new, city/beach[...]


  • “Lose Weight, Feel Great” Support Group

    Posted On 07/01/2012 12:33 PM

    Lose Weight, Feel Great! Weekly meetings based on the world’s most successful healthy eating plan. We meet every Tuesday 6 pm to 7 pm at the BLS premises in Rumithiya. After your private weigh in, members stay for a motivational talk, recipes to try o[...]


  • 2012 “Sukar Ramadan” Sweets Expo,Q8

    Posted On 07/01/2012 12:22 PM

    Booth prices are as follow: Standard 3×3 Booth – 700 KDStandard 6×3 Booth – 900 KDStandard 9×3 Booth – 1,200 KD Kindly contact Ms. Ruba Hamze for full event details & sponsorship information. WHEN :July 12, 2012 – July 14, 2012  WH[...]




  • 15 cool ways to wear a SCARF

    Posted On 07/01/2012 10:36 AM

    Twist, turn and tie! Here are 15 cool ways to wear a scarf. Which one will you try first? [...]


  • Benefits of Spa Vacations

    Posted On 07/01/2012 08:34 AM

    In this age of mental work stress and physical strain due to hectic schedules, people prefer to take a break from their routine life and spend some valuable time with their family and friends amidst the beauty of nature far from the hustle and bustle of c[...]



    Posted On 07/01/2012 03:42 AM

    Have not been back to CANTON-I since last year because I felt there was a bit too much MSG or the eats was a bit salty ! Usually need to drink lots of Green Tea or Water after the meal ! But since I played Golf early morning & I was feeling "hungry" s[...]


  • 48 Fun Hours on a Budget in…Las Vegas

    Posted On 07/01/2012 01:00 AM

    This is a new series showing you how easy it is to budget travel anywhere, where I also give you a quick overview of a new city each time in a brief 48-hour itinerary. A lot of us fancy a short getaway throughout the year and need to balance a good [...]


  • Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment

    Posted On 06/30/2012 09:36 PM

    This post is inspired by the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s theme is “Fleeting Moment” Trying to take a photograph of this flower stand in a busy street in Lisbon, you can see what happened next! And in this … Contin[...]


  • Cafe du Cirque: Peru, Indiana

    Posted On 06/30/2012 08:00 PM

    If you didn't know it was there, you would probably not even make it to the best kept secret in Peru, Indiana: Cafe du Cirque. It's no surprise that with an emphasis on fresh and flavorful, and only a block away from the downtown square, it is the local [...]


  • Airpano 3D Panorama Tour

    Posted On 06/30/2012 05:16 PM

    Enjoy Panoramic 3D Virtual Tours A friend of mine sent this to me the other day and I was so impressed with their website that I just had to share it with you as well. The website is called Air Pano and I think it’s just fantastic! Enjoy Panoramas and 3D [...]


  • June (in Facebook and Instagram)

    Posted On 06/30/2012 02:37 PM

    While I may not be updating my blog 24/7, I do it a lot on my Facebook page through Instagram pictures. I may have gone overboard with my pics, but that's how the past month was. I cannot believe that we are half way through the year. So without any [...]



  • MAS Token of Appreciation

    Posted On 06/30/2012 12:00 PM

    For those who willing and so kind to leave a comment and click the link on my first ever video I created purposely for the contest of "The Big Flight Official Blogger Contest" organised by Malaysia Airlines few months ago, thank you so much guys for doing[...]


  • Blackcurrant coconut macaroons

    Posted On 06/30/2012 05:40 AM

    A super easy and quick recipe for the weekend! My husband loves coconut macaroons, and I often make them if I have some leftover egg whites. I just made a meringue base with egg white and more or less the same amount of icing sugar (this time I had 2[...]



  • Mediterranean Chicken – Piglet Style!

    Posted On 06/29/2012 07:58 PM

    I discovered this one-pot recipe when we went to a friend’s house for dinner one evening. I loved it – not only is it delicious, but also simple to prepare and cook. Over time I discovered other favorites and it … Continue reading →[...]


  • A 5-Tapas Cocktail Party for 5-Years of Blogging

    Posted On 06/29/2012 07:32 PM

    No, it’s not me. I’m only approaching 4 years. But my friend, Lori Lynn of Taste With the Eyes, is celebrating her fifth anniversary by inviting 5 bloggers to guest post on her blog. If you know LL’s work, you know this is an honor with [...]


  • sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck 2012 Summer Campaign

    Posted On 06/29/2012 06:30 PM

    sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck 2012 Summer Campaign There is a reason to visit Hong Kong again! If you think you have visited all the popular tourist attractions in Hong Kong, you might consider flying there again. There is a new icon in Hong Kong, it [...]