Wednesday, February 26, 2020

At the World-famous Alcazar Show, Pattaya!

Alcazar is a dazzling dance show with energetic acts, bright colours and extravagant costumes. The Alcazar show though popularly known as Alcazar Cabaret Show, it is an entertaining evening for people of all ages.
The show takes you through different countries and their cultures. During the 70-minute show, you will see a good variety of acts including Korean K-Pop, Persian, Chinese, Indian, Thai and Russian.
All the performers are Ladyboys or Kathoeys wearing very colourful and extravagant costumes. They are so beautiful; it is hard to believe that they are actually Ladyboys. The attached video is ample proof of this. You will most probably agree with my point of view that most women would be jealous of these beautiful Alcazar artistes.
Alcazar Cabaret is one of Thailand’s most famous shows that has been around for several decades. During this time it has evolved into the impressive dance and music show it is today, a glitz and glamour show with beautiful stage designs, dancers wearing extravagant dresses in vibrant colours as well as a state of the art light and sound system.
The show is suitable for all ages. After the show, you can meet the performers on the parking lot and click your photo with them on payment of 100 Baht.
During the 70-minute show, you will see 17 acts that showcase culture, dance and songs of various countries around the world. The beautiful and colourful stage sets change with each act.
Alcazar Show – Full Video:
“Four legendary regions of the Siam Kingdom” is a very elegant act that shows Thai culture and beliefs. Among others, it shows ancient traditions as Loy Krathong as well as mythological creates as Kinnaree and the Naga serpent.
Another beautiful act is “Flower of China”, an act about the beauty of the women of the Tang dynasty. The music is played on traditional Chinese instruments.
Other acts include Pride of Persia, Colour of Arabia, The Wondrous World, Aqua Play, a French song called “Vive le Swing”, Dance with me, Melayu Dance, Hello Vietnam, Lola Wants Love, a Korean folk song called “Arirang Drums & Fans Dance”, a Korean pop-dance act “Oppa Is Just My Style”, One Man Woman, The World Is Not Enough, Sound of India and Fabulous Russia.
The Alcazar Theatre is located on 78/14 Pattaya 2nd road, opposite Pattaya Soi 5 in the centre of Pattaya. The theatre is located very near the Central Plaza Marina Pattaya shopping mall.
The show is performed four times daily. Show times are 5 pm, 6.30 pm, 8 pm and 9.30 pm.
When in Bangkok and especially when in Pattaya, you should not miss this show. 

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Valentine’s Day Celebration 2020!

Dear family and friends,
Happy Valentine’s Day!
For your amusement, here are some photographs from our Valentine’s Day Celebration this year. And attached to this article is a joyous and colourful video of our Valentine’s Day Celebrations over the past few years.  
Valentine’s Day Celebration has crept into our traditions of annual festivities around two decades ago. Sometimes it is a very grand celebration and sometimes it is a very modest one but it has become an important day for us to celebrate very happily. As the world becomes truly a Global Village with peace and prosperity all around, hope we get more and more opportunities to celebrate happy international festivals like the very popular Chinese New Year!

Friday, February 14, 2020

What is my best Valentine’s Day Memory?

What is my best Valentine’s Day Memory?
The answer is very simple. Since we started celebrating Valentine’s Day, every Valentine’s Day has been an extremely happy and memorable one for me and my family. I consider all of them to be my best!
My journal that is my blog has a record of our Valentine’s Day celebrations with countless photographs. For family and friends I am providing below blog links to some of our Valentine’s Day celebrations:
  Happy Valentine’s Day Celebration! – 2018.
Sweet Memories of Valentine’s Day(s) Celebrations!
Picking A Cake For His Valentine! - A Photo Story:
My Blog Post No.1100! - Happy Valentine’s Day!
Happy Valentine’s Day Celebration! – 2016.
Happy Valentine’s Day Celebration! – 2015.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Sweet Memories of Valentine’s Day(s) Celebrations!
Valentine's Day Party! - 2013
Happy Valentine's Day!
Valentine's Day Greetings! - 2012
Valentine’s Day Celebration – 2011, a Candlelight Dinner @ Home!
Valentine’s Day celebration - photographs - 2010.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

How about a Flamingo for your Valentine!

Valentine’s Day is just two days away! You must have already made up your mind and lovingly procured a nice gift for your Valentine and your loved ones.
Single-red roses are so popular for gifting; that on Valentine’s they are scarce. Then there are so many other popular alternative gifts like flower bouquets, chocolates, cakes and a variety of heart-shaped gifts or other gifts that you think are useful and lasting for your Valentine and other loved ones.
In case you haven’t decided yet, I have a unique suggestion, an Anthurium plant. Gifting houseplants to friends and relatives is gradually picking up in our country these days and I feel that Anthurium plant will stand out as an outstanding gift for Valentine’s Day. It is a gift that keeps on giving beautiful red heart-shaped flower popularly known as Flamingo flower, Tailflower, Painter’s palette, Laceleaf, Oilcloth flower, Painted tongue, Pigtail flower, Boy flower and so on…
Anthurium signifies long-lasting love and friendship. It brings luck in your relationships. It is one of the best houseplants to have in your home because it tops NASA's air purifying plant's list. Anthurium adds a dash of luxury to your house. Combined with the glossy high quality coloured pots; it truly creates an amazing environment in your house. Anthurium’s bright blooms and shiny deep green leaves bring colour and life to even cramped rooms. Exotic and compelling, with bold, typically red flowers and shiny dark green foliage, Anthurium, like the hospitality they represent, are long-lasting and irresistibly beautiful. Anthurium plants are relatively easy to grow, have attractive foliage and under the proper environment, produce long-lasting flowers year-round. Even the Vase-life of a Flamingo flower is astonishingly 6 weeks!
Anthuriums make lovely gifts because of their exotic-looking blooms, but they are not just pretty! The red, heart-shaped flower of Anthuriums brings joy and happiness wherever they go.  According to Feng Shui, Anthuriums are lucky plants and bring good luck in your relationships. Anthurium’s red heart-shaped flower is not random, in fact, it is associated with the highest feelings of love and friendship and this is the most gifted flower/plant on Valentine’s Day.
According to legend, in fact, in ancient Greece, the flowers of Anthurium were Cupid’s arrows, arrows of the God of love, who could make people fall in love. Gifting an Anthurium in-person shows the sincere, pure, strong feelings of friendship towards the recipient.
Potted Anthuriums are available online, for even same-day delivery in Hyderabad.
Happy Valentine’s Day!

Monday, February 10, 2020

“Numaish” – 80th All India Industrial Exhibition, Hyderabad.

On 1st January 2020, as in the past, the grand annual 46 days long “Numaish” (meaning Exhibition in Urdu) commenced in Hyderabad. Though popularly known as “Numaish” or simply Exhibition, it is officially the All India Industrial Exhibition, the 80th one! The on-going 80th Exhibition is as grand and attractive and popular as ever! With almost 2500 stalls showcasing all possible merchandise and estimated 3 million visitors between 1st January and 15th February 2020, its attraction & popularity remain intact. Visiting the Numaish is a tradition to the people of Hyderabad and this has been going on for the past few generations. In all these years I have never missed the Numaish. I always make it a point to visit the Exhibition at least twice every year. Photographs at the top of this article are from our two visits to the Exhibition this year, and those below this article are from the previous year.
My congratulations and appreciation to the Exhibition Society (Osmania Graduates Association) for their service and entertainment to society through Numaish and for promoting and running about 20 Educational Institutions in Telangana State.
The first exhibition was organized in 1938 by the Osmania Graduates Association. After four consecutive runs of this annual event, the Exhibition Society was formed so that the Exhibition could be organized as a permanent annual feature. The primary objective of the Exhibition Society has been the promotion of Industrial and economic growth, initially in Hyderabad State and subsequently in the State of Andhra Pradesh and now in Telangana State. This voluntary organization, ‘The Exhibition Society’ formed by the alumni of Osmania University has been responsible for establishing over 20 educational institutions for the underprivileged and needy. The finance required for establishing and supporting these institutes are generated by conducting this Exhibition every year.
The Exhibition attracts and gives an opportunity to businessmen, technocrats, manufacturers, entrepreneurs, importers, exporters, distributors, traders, wholesalers, retailers, advertisers and service providers from various sectors to promote their prospects. And to the thousands of visitors to the Exhibition every day, from the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, the stalls offer every type of merchandise like apparel, jewellery, footwear, home appliances, dry fruits, cutlery and crockery, leather goods, games and toys, sweets and savouries, carpets, perfumes, restaurants, chaat stalls, toiletry, upholstery, furniture, plots and flats, bikes and cars, silver/brass/bronze/terracotta/black metal sculpture, cosmetics, kitchen utensils, stationery, pillow, mattresses, fitness equipment and whatnot. There is something for everyone. There is a huge amusement area with every type of joy ride and amusement stalls. Among various joy rides, the most popular is the historic toy train ride amidst the various stalls of the Exhibition. Then there are a large number of Government and Industrial stalls giving information on their functioning and achievements.
If you are in Hyderabad between 1st January and 15th February of any year, please do visit the exhibition and I assure you that it will be a memorable and thrilling experience.

At the World-famous Alcazar Show, Pattaya!

Alcazar is a dazzling dance show with energetic acts, bright colours and extravagant costumes. The Alcazar show though popularly k...