Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge


Somewhere in China

Here’s a royal seat for the Pull up a Seat Photo Challenge. It’s striking, but doesn’t look too comfy.

You can see more seats, chairs, couches, thrones, ottomans and such by clicking here.


Which Way Challenge


Taipei, Taiwan

The Which Way Challenge, that Cee began, has been picked up by the Sonofthebeach69 blogger.  The beauty of it is that it’s free form. You can include images of doors, gates, roads, streets, exits, signs, paths, waterways, you name it.

See more Which Way photos by clicking here.

Word of the Week


I like the sound of this word, as well as the look of it written with a flourish above. I discovered fellifluous via my daily emails from Oxford English Dictionary, my all time favorite source for information on words.

I hope you don’t encounter any fellifluous folks this weekend.

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Inspector Singh Investigates #1

inspector singh.jpegShamani Flint’s first book in her Inspector Singh Investigates series examines a “Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder.”  The troublesome, overweight, snoring and shrewd Inspector Singh is sent from Singapore to look into the murder of tycoon, Alan Lee. His wife, a Singapore citizen and former model Chelsea Lee is behind bars for this homicide. Singh meets with her and his instinct tells him she didn’t do it.

Of course, the local police don’t take a cotton to an outsider snooping around, When Chelsea’s brother-in-law confesses to the murder, Chelsea and Singh are free to go, you might say, but Singh doesn’t buy this convenient confession and takes some vacation time to investigate.

Along with the murder, readers are treated to a vicarious trip to Kuala Lumpur. I have visited Malaysia a few times and I think Flint added the right spice to the murder mystery sauce here. I read it for a new book club that I’m co-facilitating and the club members enjoyed the story and it’s interplay of Malay, Chinese and to a lesser extent Indian culture. It was a pleasant, quick read that provided plenty to discuss.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge



Each week Cee challenges bloggers to share black and white photos based on a theme. This week’s theme is shoes.

For more black and white photos from this week’s theme click here.