Legoland at Christmas time

Legoland at Christmas time

Because it’s Christmas time and because we just got back from LEGOLAND, let me show you some holiday sights from the theme park. LEGOLAND California is decked up for the season — with some Lego-exhibits like a Lego Christmas tree and a Lego-Santa-and-reindeer. There are also some Christmas shows put up for the … Read>>

Catching hollowed-pumpkin lights

For a couple of years now, I’ve been carving pumpkins for Halloween, just for the fun of it; for the art that it is. So for this week’s Catching Light, ‘that’ is what I have — pictures of some carved and lit pumpkin lanterns. I just learnt that it was … Read>>

Our World: Tulip Time

If it is April and you find yourself in Oregon or Washington — remember it is time for Tulips — you might want to treat yourself to this gorgeous sight: Tulip Festival in Woodburn, Oregon Some Tulip events you could check out: Skagit Tulip Festival, Washington Woodland Tulip Festival, Washington … Read>>

A gourmet fete; of all things Garlic

Less than an hour’s drive from the Capital of Silicon Valley* is the Garlic Capital of the World – Gilroy. Gilroy and garlic are almost synonymous. Gilroy, California is known for its garlic cultivation, garlic processing and its famous Garlic Festival that takes place in the summer.       … Read>>

A birthday party on San Jose’s Streets

Another Fourth of July came and went. This time we put the (US) national holiday to good use by attending a traditional Fourth of July Parade. We looked up the events happening in the South Bay (area) and narrowed it down to the one in San Jose (CA) conducted by … Read>>

From the Chinese New Year parade in San Francisco

With Dragons, Lion Dances and traditional Chinese song-and-dance, Chinese New Year parades happen everywhere. The largest one outside China happens to be a few miles from where I currently live. Cosmopolitan San Francisco boasts of being home to the biggest Chinese community outside China (Read – A Chinatown Made in … Read>>

A drive through Fantasy of Lights

Imagine driving through a park that is fully dressed up for Christmas, not just with little lights around its trunks and on its branches but also a whole lot of figures made of little bulbs, making the park itself a fantasy of lights. Vasona Park in Los Gatos turns into … Read>>

Happy Halloween at ‘Happy Hollow’

In an earlier post about Happy Hollow Park and Zoo I had sworn that the name was appropriate for this place; with all its reds, yellows, oranges and greens, and lots of children, HHPZ really is a `happy’ place. Last Sunday, the park was a little more happier, celebrating Halloween … Read>>