Thursday, January 22, 2009

Pains Rustiques Et De Fantaisie PAUL Bistro

Fiberglass Telephone Booth

Dear Friend Readers, today's photo is the continuing series of photos that I took while I was at Dubai International Airport.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

An Evening at Terminal 3, Dubai International Airport

Today, at 5.50 pm I was departing from Bahrain and I will be leaving to Indonesia. Since I am not going to be around, Moses my goodfriend who always donate (lol) some interesting photo to me will take care of Sanabis DP.

So today's photo was taken one hour ago at the food court at Terminal 3 in Dubai Intersnational Airport, It was only one hour flight from Bahrain to Dubai but I am still having a long hour to go to Indonesia as the reason why I am spending my time at the Duty Free area now because my next connecting flight to Singapore will be in another 4 hours. While having some snacks at the food court, I saw there is an indoor tropical garden and I want to show everybody how pretty the garden is. There are a mini fountain, pine trees, some tropical plants and even a little wadhi or river flowing down to the end of the garden.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Tabuik, Ashura Festival in Pariaman, West Sumatra , Indonesia

As the day is still young and I am still at work (ya ya ya) and I have not seen my friends who is going to see the Ashura in Manama. So today I am posting the photo of Ashura festival from Wikipedia which was held in my home country, Indonesia and my hometown specifically. Once I receive the photos, I will update this page ASAP. For you who want to know about Tabuik festival, please go here

Have a nice day All!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Day of Ashura

Today is the 1st Ashura festival in Bahrain and the rest of Islamic country. As quoted by Wiki, the Shia muslims are commemorating the Ashura day as a day of mourning for the martyrdom of Husyan ibn Ali (peace be upon him), the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad SAW (Peace Be Upon Him) at the Battle oof Karbala on 10 Muharram in the year 61 AH (October 10, 680 AD meanwhile for Sunni Muslims believe that Moses fasted on that day to express gratitude to God for liberation of Israelites from Egypt.

In some countries and regions such as Iran, Iraq, pakistan, Lebanon, Bahrain, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamica, the commemoration of Ashura has become a national holiday and most ethnic and religious communities participate in it.

The word Ashura means simply tenth in Arabic; hence the name of the remembrance, literally translated, means "the tenth day". For further reading about Ashura, please go here, so you could get a better understanding about this religous event.

The further interesting about this event, it also existing in my home country Indonesia, exactly celebrated in Pariaman, the West Coast of West Sumatra Province. Though it is originally a Shia festival but in Pariaman is held by the Sunnis, please go to this article about Tabuik (local manifestation of Muharram by Wiki to further reading about the history of Tabuik celebration on Ashura.

In Bahrain, the Ashura procession is held in many areas such as in Manama (the capital city), Sanabis, Jidhafs, Budaiya, Ali and Buri and other areas as well. Unfortunately, I am always at work during this festival and luckily a friend give some photos taken last year for Sanabis DP. After a lot of consideration, I decide not to post them here today due to the nature of the content but I will give you a link here. Sara from Mashhad DP Iran is also posting about Ashura and will give you a complete explanation about how Ashura celebrated in Iran. Please go here to see her DP as she also has tons of beautiful photos.

So, further to keep Sanabis DP with photo, I am posting the photo shown at Wikipedia;

Monday, January 5, 2009

Volley Ball in the Desert?

Today's photo is also another follow-up or series of the shot taken at the winter camp. This volley ball court is located around the winter camp where somehow it is built to keep the camper entertained.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Outdoor Settee at the Winter Camp

Just another shot taken at the winter camp as today's photo at Sanabis DP. These outdoor settee set is very important of the winter camp experience. As what I heard, read and informed by booklet, brochures and direct info from Bahrainis friends; winter camp is always full of fun and entertainment. On these very settee, they camper will be spending evening with family member or peers by singing, playing games and having meal. It is winter school holiday anyway and winter camp is the perfect choice on spending quality time with family.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Welcome to the Inside World of Winter Camp

Today's photo is the follow-up of yesterday posting. As I said earlier that our Sales team was visiting one of the winter camps around our neighbourhood and unfortunately I was not with them during the visit. Otherwise I might end up having tons of photos and might be bothering you with the similar photo from days to days. LOL
Anyway, please allow me to explain to you all readers about the trip there, though this will be a second hand report. I hope I would not be getting carried away with myself nor exaggerate the story. Here you go! The first photo was the shot of the tent with the wide open door inviting you to come inside to feel the warmth and cosiness of the inside against the cold freezing winter wind. Most tent would look dull on the outerior but you will be surprise once you enter inside as you will see a different world.

Lets go inside, its cold out here!!!!!

Most the inside interior of these winter camps are accesorized in a very rich and elaborately beautiful by the owner. You could see the typical Middle Eastern fabric pattern; red and black fabric used to decorate the inner wall and most furnitures and even the carpet would be predominantly red.

Friday, January 2, 2009

The Winter Tent

Today's photo is about the winter camp in Bahrain. This shot is the courtesy of our sales team (what a shame, I was not invited to come with them. Otherwise I might have taken tons of photos that day).

Thursday, January 1, 2009

DP Theme Day - Best Photo of the Year 2008

This is my choice for the best photo of the year. Everytime I look at this and I am feeling my longing for my hometown. I grew up in Padang, the capital of West Sumatra province in Indonesia. The sea and the beach were part of my life and this beautiful sunset reminds me of my childhood.
Happy New Year 2009 Everybody!