Singing bowls

Have you ever heard a bowl singing? Or at least heard or read about it? Well, today while net-walking, I found a site featuring singing bowls! Truly awesome!

So I stayed on longer and read more about the singing bowls. Those singing bowls came from Tibet and Nepal and are supplied by Silver Sky Imports, currently the largest supplier of handmade items from the Himalayas. They specialize in the largest variety of Tibetan Singing Bowls, Crystal Singing Bowls and many more.

singingbowlSo how does a crystal singing bowl works? “Gong” or “strike” the bowl. This is a simple method that involves striking the bowl with a wood or padded striker. When you strike the bowl, it will produce solid tones and these tones can alter your body functions. This has been scientifically proven, you know. When the body is suffering from a physical ailment (e.g. a failing kidney), the natural resonant frequency of sound that is produced by the kidney is reduced, creating an imbalance. With singing bowls, sounding the tone of the bowls can restore an ailing organ by projecting the sound into the body which helps to return the organ to a healthy resonant frequency.

But please,  before you go and buy the bowl please consult with your doctor first, ok.

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2009 Year End Contest (Part II)

Here’s the recent update on the Top 10 Commenters:

And here’s the updated prizes:

  1. Hand-painted tote worth RM100 (original one-of-kind handmade)
  2. Bo Bunny Bella Journee Scrapbooking Kit worth over RM70 from Crafty Heart
  3. 3 x 20% discount from Crafty Heart
  4. 5000 EC credits + 1 month FREE ad space (125×125px) at WOAFS PR4 blog from Marzie
  5. Saudacare Medicated Oil from Denaihati
  6. 125×125px ad space 2 months at twinshappiness.com, thereishappiness.com, alsomommy.blogspot.com, thcorner.blogspot.com from TH
  7. Moleskine Plain Soft Notebook Pocket from Anny
  8. A box of 10 printed blank cards from Anny’s BooMooHoo pics from Anny
  9. Items from Roxychick (will be updated soon)
  10. 125 x 125  free ad for 6 months at Top Artists’ Directory – PR 4 blog from Kim Barker
  11. 5000EC credits from LadyJava
  12. one month ad space at LJC which is a PR4
  13. RM100 dari Denaihati
  14. 10,000 EC credits from Nessa!
  15. RM70 voucher to shop at AdorableMuslimah
  16. RM50, RM30, RM20, 2 x RM10 vouchers (will be distribute among top 5)  from 5577 Studio
  17. From Roxychick:
    1. 1x simple elements warm sunshine eau de toilette 30ml (RM29.00)
    2. 5x ultra moisture rich mini lipstick 2.5g x 5
      – 5 swatches – satin: pretty, metallic: cinnamon & magenta, sheer: coral sands & silver mauve
      (RM18.90 each)
    3. 3x wish series eau de toilette 10ml
      – wish of happiness, wish of love & wish of peace
      (RM18.00 each)
    4. denim days collection:
      – glimmersticks eye liner .28g x 2 : 2 swatches – blue flare & starry night blue
      (RM15.90 each)
      – eyeshadow trio 3g x 2 : 2 pallettes – classic fit trio & blue trio
      (RM29.90 each)

I am still looking for more sponsors, preferably materialistic (e.g. new books, vouchers for shopping or hotel-stay, perfumes, gadgets, handmade items, etc) ^_^. Do let me know by e-mailing me at emila@emilayusof.com.  I feel that this is going to be BIG considering the incoming comments and sponsors. I am also looking for a sponsorship for a meeting-out spot for this event as well as food sponsorship. Up to it? Let me know ya!

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Kuala Lumpur: Birds Park

Still have a lot of pictures from my January 2009 visit to KL Birds Park that I haven’t got the chance to edit and publish yet. I am making time today to do just that.

bp_stork bp_peacock bp_turkey

bp_bulbul bp_parakeet bp_toucan

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lesser flamingos

My all-time favourite – Lesser Flamingos. I love observing their synchronised courtship dance; mesmerising!

Above are just some of the beautiful birds that can be found in KL Birds Park. If you like to see more, do visit the park and you’ll be amazed to see that some birds are actually friendly…well that is if you have sunflower seeds in your palm…

yassin and frienly parrotsMy son feeding the friendly lorikeets. Feeding time is at 12.00pm daily.

A bit info about the park:

KL Birds Park is one of the largest covered bird park in the world and houses more than 5,000 birds: 90% locals, 10% imported. Birds Park main attractions are the Free-Flight Walk-in Aviary, Brahminy Land, Flamingo Pond, Hornbill Park,  World of Parrots, Feathered Friends Photo Booth, Flightless Birds Area, Oriental Birds Aviary, Waterfall Aviary, Amphitheater and Bird Gallery & Education Center.

yassin at the playgroundThe park is open daily from 9.00am to 6.00pm (including weekends and public holidays). Admission for adult and children (with MyKad & MyKid) is RM15 and RM6 respectively. For tourists, admission for adult is RM42 and children RM32. Amenities includes visitors’ information counter, restrooms, multi-purpose function room, children’s playground, refresment kiosks, souvenir shop, restaurant, resting huts/shelters and benches, ample parking space and prayer room.

Relevant links
KL Birds Park Website
location map
dos and don’ts
daily activities

Last but not least, here are some drawings I did in my moleskine watercolor journal:

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