Saturday, November 24, 2007

India - a Perspective!



I thoroughly enjoyed it!


I hope you too with no offence meant!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Swimming

A typical practice session when Tanya was 7 years old....

Sorry for the poor Video Quality!

Yingge

This is one destination in Taiwan I love to shop....

This is my 4th visit....

Here are two of my picks this time around!

Its a great place to spend a day shopping and let me tell you....most things sell at a reasonable price...


It ia made of ceramic/procelien.

Monday, November 19, 2007

A Long break!

Finally I am back to blogging.....after almost 3 weeks...

I am sorry ..for those few handful regular readers I have....

I was down with a major bout of influenza and had to be in bed literally almost a week....and that culminated in one of major Asian Swimming meets at Tanya's school.

So the first weekend Nov10/11 was packed with swimming meet - Inter school and Fire Works night at British School...and a grand reception at Grand hotel for the 250 swimmers from different parts of Asia...

The week was followed by Investitiure for Scouts and I had to host a dinner...for about 11 adults and 6 kids...so all in all it was a hectic....2 weeks.....will all of us also suffering with nuiances of cough and cold with medicines...as the weather keeps changing ...- a rather regular phenomenon in Taipei this part of the year...before the full blown winter kicks in...

Thanks all for hanging in there and dropping by to read my blog again....

Friday, November 02, 2007

Osaka, Japan

We have been toying the idea of a trip to Osaka for a while...

Finally I decided to check what is there really to see and experience in Osaka...

Half Day tour

Kita
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Shin Umeda City/Floating Garden Observatory & Nakashizennomori

Shin Umeda City, full of greenery between the buildings.
Climbing up the elevators from the entrance of Umeda Sky Building among them, reaching Floating Garden Observatory on the 39th floor above ground. There is anopen "stairwell", enabling you to enjoy views of Osaka while walking around. The view extends as far as Awaji Island and Mt. Ikoma on a fine day, and the sunset is considered spectacular.
Floating Garden Observatory Adults ¥700,
Junior/senior high school students ¥500

Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Umeda
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The mega-size mass-marketer towering north of JR Osaka is always chock-full of shoppers. Well-stocked with cameras and PCs. All kinds of electrical appliances available. Many visitors come from Asia. Also there is a floor for the Comme ├ža Store filled with fashion and sundry goods and other fashion stores, and also a restaurant floor offering Japanese, Chinese, Western, and other delicacies. You
can spend a whole day here without getting bored.

Halloween

This is a big Festival for Americans....Its not one of my favourites....but one of which I decided to let the kids have some fun this time...since Tanya goes to an American school....

What is Halloween?

The term Halloween is shortened from All-hallow-even, as it is the eve of "All Hallows' Day", which is now also known as All Saints' Day.

Having been to an Irish nuns Boarding school...it was a day I reckon where the children would end up doing some tricks or pranks....even two decades ago...

But its a big deal now...you see all supermarkets and shops lined up with Halloween costumes....its now one of the 5 large shopping events in US....


Anyways here are the photos how my daughters celebrated Halloween in Taipei at their schools and at the American Club.