December 24, 2011

Greetings from Sarawak - Land of the Hornbills

The wings of the Hornbill have taken us rapidly through the year 2011.

2011 has been a great year.

I can say I have

done that - took thousands of photographs
been there - went to Yunnan and many parts of Sarawak
eaten that - lots of new dishes (vegetables cooked in peanut milk soup)  and tried new foods! The durian season also saw me eating red durians and excellent sweet young durian fruit soup!!

There were losses of dear ones some who suddenly left this world without saying goodbye while others have lived out their fruitful days.

There were new born babies into our large extended families and cousins have become grandmothers and grandfathers!!

there have been new additions to the family - new in laws

there have been tragedies - Japanese tsunami and landslides and earthquakes to name just three.

Personally I must thank the Almighty who has granted me good health and a great sense of humour to see me through thick (extra inches on my waist) and thin (wallet is getting thinner every day with all the inexplicable inflated prices)besides other ups and downs.

But my all time delight has been the writing I have taken to heart - in my blog Sarawakiana@2. And of course reading of some of the best books ever written in English.

to all friends and relatives in the real world...Great healthy days ahead with blessings from the Almighty God...("The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom...") all my friends and relatives in Cyberspace...

and to one and all......

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2012....Let us all pray for Peace and Harmony

Signing off with photos from friends of the Hornbill a bird which is considered by many as a symbol of
majesty (of God)
protection (it protects mankind from serpents)
and ecological balance

Photo : Courtesy of Peter Yong  - Baby Hornbill...before its colour changes. Like the ugly duckling it will become beautiful as it grows older.

Photo Courtesy of Lam Ching Fu...What a lovely bird..and a unique call if you can hear it  in the jungle. Once heard never forgotten. God has given it a special voice!!
Photo : Courtesy of Sarawaklens - Hornbills keep snake population at bay in the ecological web.

Each an every one of us has a role to play and a right to live!! We have the right to soar as high as possible...and may you all have wind beneath your wings.......
And May God bless you especially when you are weary and heavily burdened..


wenn said...

gorgeous bird! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

When hornbill was selected as the state bird, we were told that hornbill is only available in Borneo. Apparently this is not true.

Life Ramblings said...

the hornbills are gorgeous. have a wonderful Christmas.

sarawaklens said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too! :)

Ann said...

Thank you Santa, you brought me CY, and I am grateful for her.

Anonymous said...

santa has been good to us...because we have been "good"...hahahah...


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