Sunday, December 30, 2012

War Memorial

After sending Siti to MAFEC, I told hubby I want to stop by the War Memorial to take some photos. I've been hearing so much about this place but never ever visit it until today. There were neat rows of tomb stones (is that you call it) and I thought I'll be reading names on each one of them I was wrong. Every stone was carved with numbers and as a visitor, that's all I can gather. My only deduction is that these numbers indicate:
a) The number of bodies being buried there; or
b) Their service call numbers
These Memorial is next to Dewan Bahasa and Pustaka.
I must say, the condition of the Memorial is in a very sorry condition. The entire area was not very well looked after; with the exception of the cow-grass, most of the areas were strewn with rubbish, fallen branches and some of the tombs were almost down. Personally, if very well taken care off, this can be a tourist attraction because of it's historical origin. The bodies laid to rest here could be British, Dutch or Portuguese.
Neat rows of Tombstone

Known by numbers, not names

Statue without a head. The grave belong to a young woman named Adela Sta Maria

Close-up of the grave

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Horses, Siti and Muhammad

My daughter is attending the Horse Management Course with her school mates from Dec 28 to Dec 31, 2012. Today is her 2nd day and her father decided to send her straight to MAFEC instead. He asked me to come along and reluctantly I followed. I wanted to bring something to read, just in case, and not forgetting my camera, too. In my haste, I forgot the book. With my camera, I managed to get some nice shot of my  daughter, hubby and horse. I am beginning to develop a love of horses as much as my daughter. More photos can be viewed at my FB. I'll select my favourite photos for this post.
Muhammad with Johari
We still  haven't found out the name of this horse yet. According to the instructor, this horse is blind on one eye as a result of an accident. A former student didn't get the bridle put right and this horse was irritated by it. While trying to get the bridle fixed, the horse moved it's head far too quickly and the buckle hit it's eye. Still, he/she is extremely beautiful.

The 2nd horse teased Muhammad while Jeronimo looked on

Siti with Jeram

Siti and her partner for the day, Sophea

Siti cleaning Jeronimo's hoof while at the same time being at the ready to run in case Jeronimo kick up a fuss

This is where Siti and the other students are having their 4-day Horse Management Course

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Uniquely Yemen

These photos were taken at Hadramawt Restaurant, along Jalan Ampang. This branch is newly opened (Nov 2012) and adds to another Arabic cuisine nearby. This was our first visit to the restaurant. I am drawn to the decorations on the wall more than anything.

This 3D mural was very captivating. It shows the kind of houses one would expect to see in Yemen

I like this particular painting of one of the Arches and it was extremely difficult to get Zahra' to pose for me. I just have to be contented with this pose, though, and she did mention she imagined herself as being in Narnia world.

I told Zahra' this pendant would have looked much better around my neck than on the pillar.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Iron or Steel?

I was drawn to this 'awning' when I was on my way to the National Registeration Department. I had misplaced my Birth Certificate and I need to make a copy for the Inland Revenue Department.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Dancing Angels

This photo was taken at Starhill after having lunch at the Souq over there.