Wednesday, 12 February 2014

My news...after a long absence!

Hi everybody!

I'm sorry that I've left this blog for so long. Actually I've been working (more or loss) on my writing project. If I'll have some luck, I will be able to realize my dream...that is launching my own book in Thailand! I know it'll be hard and I'm only half-way on it but at least I'm trying.

This doesn't want to be a good-bye note, but I really don't know when to get back again.

Wishing you all readers every day a splendid day!

With love,

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Happy Friday: How Cats Love Music ♪

This fall is a bit freezing in Italy. I somehow feel as if the calendar had been accelerating too much. The month I prefer to skip most is November because of its depressing mist and atmosphere. But when December starts, things are much different. Let's look forward to the month of December!!

At the moment, I don't have much to say. I just have a short nice clip to show you. It's about my teen son and his cat enjoying music in some ways :)

Happy Friday ❣


Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Thailand episode 4: Bird's eye view of the banks of Chao Praya River

I'm back with some pictures taken from the ferris wheel as mentioned in the previous post. Chao Praya River is a major river in Thailand which flows through Bangkok and then into the gulf of Thailand. I love Bangkok for its ingenious mixture of modernity and antiquity. In my opinion, the contrast of the two styles is the strong point of such a city! I hope you enjoy my pictures ;)

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Thailand episode 3: Markets at the Riverfront

There's a new tourist attraction near my parents' home. It was the first time for us visiting this place. It is situated close to the bank of Chao Phraya River, the most important river in Thailand. This area used to be deserted warehouses...but someone has got a great idea transforming it into a stunning and enjoyable markets and attraction. This place is called "Asiatique the Riverfront". It has around 1500 shops, 40 café and restaurants but the most attracting thing is the Ferris Wheel! You can reach the place by car, bus, express boat, BTS (Bangkok Sky Train) or the shuttle boat offered free of charge from the Saphan Taksin Station. To visit the official website, please click here.

We has been there twice. The first time it rained, so we went back there on another evening and we were luckier becuase it was cloudy, breezy but without rain. (July is the month that the rain season started) However, it's recommended to visit the riverfront on the evening and at night to see a more stunning atmosphere and to avoid hot weather.

These are some of our pictures.

I'll be back soon with more pictures from the ferris wheel! ;)

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Thailand episode 2: Shrine of the Household God

If you visit Thailand, you must see at least once a kind of small Thai-style house on a pillar, usually situated in an angle of the street or in a garden. You should also see some tiny statues of Gods and sometimes dancers in traditional costumes inside. They are not for decoration at all. A kind of altar or table is set in front of it for a specific purpose. I'm going to show you a picture of the shrine of the Household God in front of my parents' house. The inhabitants in the street settled it together when I was a child. I still remember the event and the celebration of the monks.

This is a Buddhist belief; that there're spirits wandering anywhere, in any streets and the houses need a protection from a deity, so people should set up the shrine where the god is invited to stay. The inhabitants in the street regularly offer some food, fruits, flowers and lighten incenses and candles so as to pay respect to the god. Since I was a child, I was used to pay respect to the household god and to ask the god to protect me and to help me everytime I had a school exam, a job interview or in any other situations when I needed a mental support. I'm writing about the shrine because it had been one thing that accompanied my life when I lived in Bangkok!