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Joy is a pair of old slippers!

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Joy is a pair of old slippers!


(Pic taken in Penang. 2009)



If someone is talking about Japanese slippers, perhaps you'd think of that comfortable footwear that is traditionally worn around the house in Japan to keep the house free of soil. But if you are thirsty and thinking of something to quench your thirst, then Japanese slipper is that something which you get by adding one part Midori or melon liqueur, one part cointreau@ orange liqueur and one part of lime juice together. It is supposed to be a South American recipe. Wonder if it is true...

Joy is sightless!

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Joy is being sightless!


(Pic taken in Pasir Bogak, Pangkor Island. 2009)


'Sightless' means not being able to see but that doesn't mean one cannot have a meaningful life. Take for instance the deafblind Helen Adams Keller- She became an author, writing several books including 'Story of my life' and 'Light in my darkness' and was even an outspoken political activist who spoke against wars. Blind and deaf people can speak up!

Joy is wearing a conical hat!

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Joy is wearing a conical hat!

(Pic taken in Pangkor Island, 2009)An Indian lass was seen participating in Explorace - in this case, participants had been made to wear paper hats and went round town to find out what members of the public thought of them.

Joy is a bunch of flowers!

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Joy is a bunch of flowers!



(Pic taken at home inTaiping, Perak. 2009)


A bunch of flowers would definitely light up your life. Wouldn't you consider buying a bunch for someone dear?

Joy is walking in!

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Joy is walking in!



(Pic taken at N & G Art Gallery, Taiping. 2009)



N & G Gallery in Taiping is a place where art is taught and appreciated. Art, by the way, came into prominence after 1750 and Richard Wollheim, the British philosopher denotes that there are three approaches to it,the Realist, the Objectivist, and the Relativistposition.

Joy is a smirk!

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Joy is a smirk!


(Pic taken in Kuala Sepetang, Perak. 2009)


A smirk is a smile evoking from insolence, scorn, or even offensive smugness but coming from a child who seems as innocent as a lamb, it could bring some joy and temporary relief to a hectic life.

Joy is in the tray!

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Joy is in the tray!

(Pic taken in SMK Sri Kota, Taiping. 2009)
People say 'curiosity kills the cat' but it is this emotion related to natural inquisitive behaviour such as exloration, investigation, and learning that drives one to learn new things and fuels the advancement of Science and all other disciplines of human study.Here's Curiosity from The Jets...


Joy is getting your hair done!

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Joy is getting your hair done!

(Pic taken at SMK Srik Kota, Taiping. 2009)

The pic probably reminds you of Indian dances. Indian dances could be performed in the temple for which they are known as
Agama Nartanam and if performed in royal courts, they are called Carnatakam.

Joy is dangling!

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Joy is dangling!


(Pic taken at home. 2009)Mango, thought to be native to India, has been cultivated for more than 4000 years. Over there, during the hot summer months, raw mango is used to make a cooling summer drink called panha or panna, depending on whether you are in Marathi or in North India. The fruit is featured prominently in Indian cuisine and you can have it pickled as in these dishes- Avakaya Pacchadi or miscut which are from Andhra Pradesh and Goa respectively. Then, of course, you can take it like jam as in Maharashtra where there is a spicy, sweet and sour semi-liquid side-dish called methamba. And the list goes on...