Sunday, December 11, 2016

Jakarta Holiday Wishes

Happy ice world from Jakarta!
Here, Christmas decorations are inclusive of bi-polar animals (seals, penguins, and polar bears), and various religions.
Nearby, there's a 6 story "tree" made of Star Wars spacey things.
Only the melty snow-donut dudes seem worried.
I was more worried about what pesticide and anti-mold solutions were required to maintain this gingerbread house in the hotel. Note the holiday mushrooms again!
Let's hope that Adi and Steph's marriages fares better than the festive Styrofoam and floral wedding signs outside our hotel after the storm.
Barry and I went to a traditional colonial restaurant.
We thought their representation of colonial times was more appropriate and less glamourous than elsewhere, with this picture of "Dutch Treason".
We had great food in Jakarta, but we missed the poorly-named Poutine imitation.
We had amazing sate. We may have gone back for more.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

May your days be Barry!

This year, Barry has been ready for the holidays since October, but I made him wait before decorating with the traditional wine-making nutcrackers.
Singapore is bedazzled with lights and flying reindeer.
But some of the malls eschew tradition.
Happy Bunny holidays!
Naturally, the mushrooms have doors. Maybe this is where the elves go when they fall from the shelves?
Another mall has just plain got confused!
Yes, it's a whimsical underwater Christmas! No, I don't know whose whimsy this represents.
The decoratiosn are extensive, complete with glowy bubble blobs,
And scary protrusions, which glow at night, to harm those who have been naughty, I guess.