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Promenade Beach, Pondicherry, India...

Promenade beach, also known as Pondicherry beach, is one of favorite places among residents and tourists in Pondicherry, India. As the name suggests, it is more than 1 km long stretch of beachfront along the Bay of Bengal.At the beach, the sun rises above the sea; colorful sky and its reflection in the waters create stunning pictures at dawn. When I was there, I had a "golden" opportunity to capture the golden sun with its bright aura at an early morning... An evening at the... continue reading

11 Ways to Get Started Creating Concept Pieces

 (This is the #1 result for "big fish in a small pond." But it's a shark. How could you benefit from creating concepts?)Can I let you in on a dirty little secret?A lot of designers out there don't want to admit it, but, well...There are a lot of us who have "concept" lightboxes.We don't like to talk about it because it's almost as bad as having "miscellaneous" lightboxes in which to dump all sorts of weird stuff that doesn't make sense to a more specific category.I think the... continue reading

Now the IRS Knows About My DT Income...Goodie!

When I started with DT, it was beyond my imagination that I will sell even a fraction of what I have sold so far.This tax filing year is the first time I was 1099’d, hence required to include my DT earnings to our income tax reporting. Perhaps it’s an untheorized reflex that when there’s a new income that the IRS needs to know about, the initial response is that of a frown, as it might result to a potential up movement to the next bracket—exactly the reaction I received from my husband as... continue reading

Garden Wildlife Pond - Update

In September 2010 I wrote a blog on how to make a garden wildlife pond, as I had just made is the blog if you haven't seen it :How to make a garden wildlife pondSo 16 months on, how does it look now? Well very early in 2011 lots of life appeared in the pond - water beetles, pond skaters, water snails, and lots of miscellaneous bugs.Then one day in March, this appeared: .Frogspawn! Within weeks we had literally hundreds of tadpoles. Over the year I took... continue reading

I like Chengdu snacks

Chengdu,capital of Sichuan,is known for its spicy food. In recent years, Chengdu cuisine, such as hot pot, ma la tang, and other characteristic food has been popular around the whole country and adroad.Chengdu snacks enjoy a high reputation both at home and abroad with their unique colors, aromas, shapes and tastes. There is a statement that "All good foods are found in Chengdu." According to statistics, Chengdu has at least over 500 different kinds of established snacks and over 5,000 stores that... continue reading

Learning to Ride

Last summer, when I was 41 years old my husband and I bought ourselves a couple of dirt bikes (motorcycles)I've always wanted to learn to ride a motorcycle ever since I was a young girl.My family was full of children, though and we never had enough money to go around.So, now in my forties, I'm learning to ride.Initially, it was quite challenging.I struggled with kick starting the bike, picking it up when it fell over (its very heavy) and gaining confidence.After many mishaps (smacking... continue reading

Outdoor Show

Yesterday, my husband and I attended Canyon Colors, an outdoor art show at Gateway Canyons Resort in Unaweep Canyon, about an hour's drive from our home.Most of the fall color has faded from the high country, but autumn is moving down into the canyons. Cottonwoods, willows, and other riparian trees are turning gold. The oak brush, or scrub oak, locally known as "magic carpet" is blanketing slopes with rich tones of rust, orange, maroon, and even purple. The drive from our home to the resort was... continue reading

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