A lot of my favourite songs have a mellow hindustani feel feel to them, and this song is no different. This beautiful Keerthanam “Aaye Giridhar Dhware” , in raagam Puriya Danashri (South Indian raagam – Pantuvarali) was taught to me by my guru.
Tomorrow morning I leave on my 1.5 week vacation, and though I have 100 other things to do, I couldn’t resist taking a quick try at this amazing new USB mirophone. Though it was a quick, less than perfect rendition, you have to admit that the unedited recording quality is fantastic! Enjoy :)
As a final gift to take to Singapore, I made this elegant black and silver (Onyx and freshwater pearl) bracelet for my 16 year old cousin. When she was younger, all she’d ever ask for was chocolates and candy. I was recently chatting with her on Gtalk and asked her which chocolates she wanted, and she responded “I’m not that fat 10 year old kid anymore!”. I kinda forgot that she grew up.
Also, I made fun “Sri’s Arts” tags for the bracelets. I wrapped them up in tissue paper, and put them into old boxes (I have a drawer full of empty boxes and bags, and I only keep the pretty ones). Even if they don’t like what’s inside, they will definitely like the packaging :)
Next week my sister and I are going on our first vacation alone, and it’s definitely going to be an interesting one (And it will be VERY interesting if I still have this cold, and I will have to cough into the face of the poor person sitting next to me on the 24 hour journey). That’s right. 24 hour journey. We are traveling half way around the world to Singapore for 10 days! We are spending 3 of those days in Cambodia visiting Angkor Wat.
Anything that you can find in Canada can be found in Singapore (Except winter gear, but who needs that in 30+ degrees?), so my sister and I thought we’d make all the ladies (My two chitti’s (aunts) and my two cousins) some simple bracelets. It would be extremely personal, and definitely something that they couldn’t buy in Singapore. Unfortunately my sister had 5 midterms and even more assignments, so she’s been pretty MIA. My sister and I do enjoy making jewelry together, but this time I had to fly solo :(
Here’s the first bracelet- A little something in Pink for my girly 9 year old cousin :)