Finally the Big Day arrived Saturday February 23, 2019. Our son Anish’s wedding to Rosella the girl of his dreams. As in most weddings the detailed planning, checking and re checking to make sure every thing goes as planned was finally put to the test. The morning began with the photographer making his way to the house to set the scene and take pictures of … Continue reading A classy Wedding
The next traditional Mangalorean event leading to the wedding day was the Roce Ceremony. While many young people opt out of having a Roce today we, as parents were very happy when our son agreed to have this traditional event before the wedding. The Roce ceremony was done jointly for the groom and the bride. The Roce began with the couple seated in front of … Continue reading The Roce Ceremony
The Mehndi ceremony is another traditional and exciting pre wedding ceremony. In the Indian subcontinent as I mentioned in my previous post, lots of emphasis is on traditions and culture. The Mehndi ceremony is another integral part of the wedding ceremony. This ceremony was organised by the family of the bride. It is interesting to know that Mehndi (paste of dried powdered henna leaves which … Continue reading The night of the Mehndi
In the Indian subcontinent families play a major role when their children get married. Even though people have migrated around the world, some of their cultural traditions have followed them and still play an integral part of the wedding factor. A traditional wedding in our culture is an elaborate affair with four or five days of celebrations. I am excited to say that both … Continue reading Let the celebrations begin!
The excitement of ushering in New Year 2019 and visiting Melbourne in summer was too much for me to contain. Just the thought of escaping Toronto’s wintry weather and the minus windchill sent me on a new high that I had not experienced for a very long time. So when I got on the plane for the long journey Down under the only thing on … Continue reading My summer in Melbourne
We took a two drive north from Perth to the Nambung National Park. This place is famous for its discovery in the desert that is called “The Pinnacles. This is a major natural attraction in the Coral Coast region and a “must see”. My Travelling companion and I were delighted that we got an opportunity to have a family outing at the famous park. When … Continue reading Sun day Fun day at the Pinnacles – Western Australia
Western Australia Botanic Garden and King’s Park is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. This well kept park is massive, wide spread and beautifully laid out. We went to check it out and we learned a lot about plants. It was a good learning experience and it provided my Travelling companion and myself the much needed exercise we deserved as we walked along the pavement … Continue reading ONE with NATURE
I love eating at home in a casual setting with family and occasionally I enjoy cooking special dishes that my family enjoy but eating out has a charm of its own. Perth city center definitely has some good places to dine and entertain family and friends. So we had a Friday night out at Hawkers Cusine the popular Perth Malaysian restaurant in Northbridge. For starters … Continue reading Eating out in Perth
Thailand is such a fantastic holiday destination that this is our second visit to this country. We have been to Chaing Mai in the north and Karabi in the south. This time we decided to vacation at the beach side resort of Patong Bay, in Pukhet. This beach is beautiful and clean and my Travelling partner and I enjoyed some lovely walks along the beach … Continue reading Thailand here we come again !
I always wanted to visit China. I was curious about this vast country its history and its culture and mostly its people and how they live. So when an opportunity presented itself too good to miss I convinced my travelling companion that we should join this guided tour and see what adventure unfolds this time. Most of our travelling adventures in the past were done by … Continue reading My Dream Come True