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Bulul the Rice God

Bulul the Rice God

There he was! Sitting on a platform in a fetal position with crouched legs. His head had an attractive piece of headgear and a necklace made of bones adored his neck. He had dressed like a Bulul the rice god. I heard a soft voice, “photo?”. The hopeful eyes of this wrinkled man looked at me.

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I was in a hurry to reach my

A Wooden Mug

A Wooden Mug

More than fond memories of a place, some souvenirs show us the character of that place. They tell us history, culture and much more about the place. This wooden mug from Philippines is one such souvenir.

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A beautiful handmade wooden Mug.

When we stopped at a house in a village while

What did I buy in Mauritius?

So, what did I buy in Mauritius?

Unless it is a total vacation, shopping for me is mostly restricted to souvenir shopping, you very well know that. 🙂

And that tells you why this post! I realized it’s another month and time to talk about the souvenirs collected from all over the world and what better time to show you something from Mauritius, from where I returned recently.

Mauritius souvenir @lemonicks.com

Beautifully woven colorful bags.

There are many

Mask from Malacca

Before we even realize, it’s another month and time for another souvenir from my treasure box ! 😀

If you were to see souvenirs at my place, you’d find different cultures from different countries, showcased around in abundance, collected over past many many years. They vary in size, shape, color and texture. They speak of different stories and histories. And sometimes they remind me of the moment when they were bought !

For this month, what better than to show you something from Malaysia since I am sitting here in this country.

mask from malacca @lemonicks.com

A wooden mask with two birds on forehead.

When I was in

Olympic coins anyone?

Time flies.
Year 2000.
Twelve years back I was living in Sydney. If you have some interest in sports, you would know that Sydney in Australia had hosted Olympic games that year. The whole country was exhilarated with excitement and so were we. One could smell and feel the Olympics in the air. 😀
The shops, the malls, the streets, the buildings … all were decorated in festive mood and souvenirs were selling everywhere.
Everybody was looking forward to the games. When the time came for carrying the Olympic torch, we were fortunate to see it being carried in front of us. In fact I have a few photos with the torch bearer. We spoke to him and he was kind enough to let us click a few shots. I was over the cloud nine.

Anyway, this is not about the beautiful memories that are etched in my mind but about the beautiful souvenirs which we all can see & touch and what better than collecting & treasuring a few Olympic souvenirs … flags, pins, mascots etc and the most important among them being Olympic commemorative gold coins? 😀
And with Olympic games in progress, what better time to flaunt my souvenir of the month! 😛

Without wasting much time, I leave to you some photos to see and enjoy.

Olympic coins @lemonicks.com

Each one of them has a different sport. Total 28 sports.

Postcard from Nepal

This is the fourth post in this batch of Guest-post series on this site. The contributions are from people like you and me but not necessarily from the blogging world. We see, observe and experience many mundane things in our daily life. The flavours are different but the interest is common in these posts … and that is Travel.
Over to Manu Sharma.
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Recently I got chance to visit NEPAL. I always wanted to visit Nepal for travel especially after viewing pictures of Nepal’s mighty Himalayas. This time I was lucky enough to visit tourist city of Pokhara which is popular destination in Nepal for trekking in Annapurna Conservation area. Apart from traveling and photography, I love writing postcards and sending to my friends when I visit some new travel destination. Collecting postcards and stamps is also one of my fav hobby.

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Picture postcards in a stall

For postcards lovers, Nepal is Heavenly place. Upon arriving in Pokhara the very first thing that excited my eyes