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Something creepy in Aarhus

This week photo challenge: Creepy,  takes me back to Aarhus. When I was travelling in Aarhus, I made it a point to visit the city’s art museum and Denmark’s oldest public art museum – ARos Aarhus Kunstmuseum. This 10-storey building is about 15-minute (or more) walk from the train station/city centre. The art museum offers visitors a variety of exhibitions and each floor brings you to different sections of arts, some of which are very challenging and mindblowing. In other words, CREEPY and STRANGE. And quoting the website, “ARos is a house of art where our guests can be pleased, enlightened and challenged. The architecture is of international class. The same is the art. And both offer experiences of high carat: from light to thrill, from attitude to entertainment, from joy to challenge.” Here are some of the pictures I took 🙂 I am not an art expert but I enjoy viewing eccentric artwork such as Kvium’s masterpieces. According to Wikipedia, Kvium started creating grotesque realistic works depicting the darker side of life in early 1980s. Visit http://www.michaelkvium.com

Weekly photo challenge: Vivid

Vivid; adjective strikingly bright or intense, as color, light, etc. full of life; lively It is fun to dress up when exploring new places. And the strong and rich Balinese culture makes me want to do just that. This island with over 4 million population (according to 2014 census on Wikipedia) is definitely a place where one should return after their first visit. P/S oh! and the little girl in my featured image, she’s my niece 🙂

Weekly photo challenge: Enveloped

Envelop; verb (used with object), enveloped, enveloping. to surround entirely. Lately, I haven’t gone out to take decent photos. So for this week photo challenge, I decided to post pictures I took when I was travelling in Aarhus last December. On 24 Dec 2014, I explored small part of Edslev and walked through the misty woods. On Christmas day, I took another walk into the woods and as I walked, I smiled knowing that I had a good sleep when snow flakes came to play and enveloped the earth. Dec 24, 2014 | Edslev, Aarhus, Denmark Dec 24, 2014 | Edslev, Aarhus, Denmark Dec 25, 2014 | Edslev, Aarhus, Denmark Dec 25, 2014 | Edslev, Aarhus, Denmark

Weekly photo challenge: Forces of nature

Today, I decided to participate in a weekly photo challenge. When I read the theme for this week, I was not sure how to interpret forces of nature.  My understanding was that a natural force should leave a strong impact…an aftermath of a natural disaster such as the recent earthquake in Kathmandu or the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, which killed more than 200,000 people. So I did a basic research: what is a force of nature and what is considered a force of nature? Then I decided to stick to the simple force of nature – the sunset. On Saturday, I went to watch the sun set with two Danish friends, who flew to the Philippines the next day. We had drinks and great conversation. As the sun made its way into the horizon, there was a moment of silence. There were people taking pictures and there were those who just sat quietly and enjoyed the moment. It was a beautiful feeling. As we headed for dinner, Marina and Mette agreed watching the sunset was the perfect choice to end their two-week holiday in Sabah. And …

A visit to Mengalum

After an hour of bumpy boat ride, I finally reached Mengalum Island. Two weeks ago, a Chinese friend from a Chinese newspaper company texted me about a planned media trip to Mengalum and whether I wanted in. I said yes and told my boss I needed two days off on May 4 and 5. I couldn’t say no to Mengalum because I needed to go there, because I had not been there. And because I needed to get away from the busy city and life. ### The island was beautiful. I had a dive, a swim, a walk in the bushes, great food, and drinks. I went on an island safari ride and saw the sun set and many more. So much stories to tell but for the time being, this is just a short update. I am now back to reality.