Friday, December 12, 2014

Kitty Heaven

The very definition of #love ♡♥♡

#cute #cats #feline #kittens #feline #family #furball #adorable #amman #jo 
The very definition of #love ♡♥♡

#cute #cats #feline #kittens #feline #family #furball #adorable #amman #jo 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Beauty of Wisdom

My most poignant birthday gift this year is discovering that I need to purchase a pair of reading glasses. Much to my disdain, the (far too young) optician found my whole deep-rooted reluctance to the concept of needing them at all extremely hilarious.

Today's realisation reminded me of this beautiful old lady who works at a lotus flower spinning 'factory' where they painstakingly spin yarn then make the most beautiful scarves & clothes from them. The tools used are rudimentary beyond belief. Literally a throwback to the days when Rapunzel was spinning wool!



The workshop is built on wooden stilts and sits in the middle of Inle Lake. They rely on the bright sunlight from the open windows for intricate eye straining labour.

Yet amazingly, despite her age she doesn't need glasses. She has dried tanaka (sunscreen) on her face to protect her from the heat of the sun. At first she kept glancing shyly in my direction and was reluctant to smile fully since she was ashamed of her teeth. I assured her she was glowingly beautiful at which point she unleashed this heart-warming grin!

This is my gift to you all. May you all be blessed with health and happiness.... & perfect eyesight; always :) PS. Now go eat some carrots.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Spaghetti Putacensca

Easy to make, full of fresh flavours and a great way to use summer's plentiful overripe tomatoes :)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Hustle & Bustle Ammani Style



The fascinating intersection of Traditional vs Modern cultural attire. 



Street vendors setting up their market stalls early in the morning.



Seriously #cool, even if it promotes caramelised aerated H2O that exels at rotting teeth & cleaning toilets ;p #pepsi #advertising#@beamman#shareyourjordan @seeamman#amman#jo +Pepsi +PepsiCo #cola



The hustle & bustle of #downtown @beamman:) #shareyourjordan @seeamman#streetphotography #amman #jo

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

Smokin'

Smokin' ~ literally ;) #argeela #hubblybubbly #silhouette #amman @seeamman #beamman @beamman #jo

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Fatit Makdous ~ Aubergine Fatteh

Fatit Makdous ~ #Aubergine Fatteh (bread crouton, minced meat with #pomegrante #molasses , yoghurt & pine nuts) #foodie #loveonaplate #arabic #cooking #middleeast #amman #jo

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Veggie Makhshi

#Vegetarian makshi (bulghur wheat, parsley, mint, onions, jalepenno pepper, turmeric, sumac, lemon juice & olive oil) #healthy #foodie #loveonaplate #cooking #veggie #amman #jo 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Today's Sunset

Today's gloriously colourful #sunset over #amman #jo #justnow #instaphoto #instagram #landscape #mobile #samsung

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Beetroot detox salad

Love colourful #salads :) This one is made with beetroot, mint, parsley, carrots,  cranberry and walnuts. The dressing is a vinaigrette w/ garlic and sumac. #foodphotography #foodies #foodporn #love #creativity #healthy #cooking #amman #jo

Saturday, March 15, 2014

A day in the life of a Jordanian Bulbul


This adorably quirky bulbul is super excited to have grabbed the berry for his breakfast!