Pink Orchids

Light pink orchid
Light pink orchid

Orchids are flowers that are very commonly found in Singapore.  In fact our national flower is the Vanda Miss Joaquim ( a purple orchid).

Another view of the same orchid
Another view of the same orchid

The flower has a certain beauty and certainly is able to command attention as a centerpiece on a dining table.

Another orchid
Another orchid

This orchid had a deeper shade of pink but nevertheless also really lovely to look at.

Another view of the same color orchid
Another view of the same color orchid

Do you like orchids too?

Capturing Clouds

The sun peeking out behind the clouds
The sun peeking out behind the clouds

I’ve always been fascinated looking at clouds. They look fluffy and white like cotton wool floating around in the sky.  A really magnificent creation of GOD and part of our Eco system.

Another snapshot of clouds
Another snapshot of clouds taken at a parking lot

Clouds really take on many different forms and shapes.  Sometimes they do look like bunny rabbits to me enjoying the space up in the sky.

 

Taken as we were driving by
Taken as we were driving by

Sometimes clouds can be seen in clusters while on other occasions you may see a single cloud floating around like in the picture above.  Fluffy and white or grey and threatening, looking at the clouds can either lift up your mood or make you feel more dreary.

Do you like looking at clouds too?

 

Tokyo DisneySea (Part 2)

The bay area
The bay area

While on holidays in Tokyo, Japan  I took so many pictures as I was enthralled by the stunning scenery at the place.  Here is part 2 of the post on Tokyo Disneysea

Stepping through the gates at Tokyo DisneySea you are instantly transported to Europe seeing the western architecture of the buildings. I could easily imagined that I was walking along the banks of the French Riviera looking at the ships that were docked.

The decorations at Mermaid Lagoon
The decorations at Mermaid Lagoon

Seashells adorn the top of the buildings at Mermaid Lagoon. I love how pretty they look and how the conical structures gave height and grandeur to the palace.

A pearl ornament
A pearl ornament

I love this decoration which we saw at the entrance of  Ariel among the coral which was adorned with pearls.  Tiger girl can recognise all the Disney princesses and was happily pointing to the ornament and calling out Ariel insisting that everyone take a look at it.

The jellyfish lanterns
The jellyfish lanterns

The decorations inside Mermaid Lagoon were equally fascinating as those outside. Just check out the jellyfish lanterns in the photo above. I seriously wouldn’t mind having some of them for my own home to jazz up the place.

Neptune and his Trident
Neptune and his Trident

No sea palace would be complete without the statue of King Neptune holding the Trident going around in his carriage. The dolphin led carriage was certainly dressed up for the season of Christmas with corals acting as ” antlers”  while Neptune himself was given Santa’s red hat to wear.

The boys posing for a shot
The boys posing for a shot

The boys saw this extremely big dog with it’s master walking around the perimeter while we were checking out Mermaid Lagoon. They immediately went up to take a photograph together with it. I can’t remember what was the name of the pup but it certainly reminded me of Clifford the big red dog from the storybooks which I used to read to them when they were young.

A mail box hanging at the exit of Mermaid Lagoon
A mail box hanging at the exit of Mermaid Lagoon

I would certainly love to have such a mailbox if I was staying in a house. It would be the most outstanding one along the street with it’s ornate metal vases. I saw quite a few little girls slip letters to Ariel the mermaid. If Tiger girl were older I think she would have gamely done the same.

 

Street lamp with potted flowers
Street lamp with potted flowers

From Mermaid Lagoon we ventured to Mediterranean Harbour and saw  many Mickey inspired street lamps. Aren’t they really colorful?

The Majestic Courtyard
The Majestic Courtyard

From under the sea we were transported to Arabia where Aladin and the Genie lived. I spotted this really unusual genie  inspired fountain in the courtyard. The building in the background was a two level  carousel which can easily accommodate a few hundred riders each time.

An old American Town
An old American Town

Another picturous spot in Tokyo DisneySea was at the American Waterfront area. The set up was like being in an Old Western movie with many traditional looking buildings from the Tom Sawyer era.

Don’t you love the architecture and decorations in this theme park?