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OiB Wishes You All a Merry Christmas.

The word “Christmas” brings to mind images of crackling fireplaces and carolers at the door, their breath making little clouds in the cold air. We think of candle-lit church services and poignant crèches. The holiday brings trips to the mall where Santa hoists little ones into his generous lap to hear their wishes. It can also bring deep sadness and longing to be with our friends and loved ones who are far away. At this time of year, we want to connect with those we love.

Christmas waves a magic want over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. Norman Vincent Peale.

Christmas Celebration | OrganicIsBeautiful
Christmas Celebration | OrganicIsBeautiful

Merry Christmas to All of you and thank you for following my blog 😉

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Merry Christmas

I Am Minimalist

Sometimes, I have so much to tell, but I have no time to sit down, write, rewrite and say this all in almost good English… 🙂 .

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So I become Minimalist. Have no other choice.
I keep things very simple and short. I need only minimal amount of material things…
As you notice , even my Blog Posts are getting shorter and shorter… 🙂 .

What I’m doing all day?
Well, I sleep, I eat, I cook, I clean, I talk on the phone, I write, I keep blogging, researching, I dream, and sometimes (only sometimes) I work too. Life is more fun when it is light and dram-free.
And time goes fast. Very fast.

I have reduced my belongings to minimum.
I even work for minimum… 🙂 .
So I’m total Minimalist!
And I’m very happy about this all. I have very little to worry about.

Thanks for visiting.
<3 .

Article inspired by Anna

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Unearthly Charms

Hello folks! Isn’t Monday a Sunday?!

Relaxation | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com
Relaxation | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

Let’s start the week by those beautiful lines, written by a fellow blogger. Reading this short text put a smile on my face, and I hope it will do so for you too.

His words will inspire you to travel more, explore outside your confort and embrace it all with happiness 😉

There are worlds beyond the eye

I know, as I’ve watched them fly

Through the deepest darkest dream

In dimensions too extreme

There are mountains on the moon

Made to visit just not soon

Where the Martians hide and wait

End of us, anticipate

There are forces from the grave

I have seen, but would not rave

As the darkness swallows light

A good heart would surely fright

But in all I’ve seen and more

Only one did I adore

T’was the girl upon my arm

Stole my heart, unearthly charm

Will I venture out again

Maybe yes, but all’s the same

For I’ll never find a view

That is half as good as you

Source: Unearthly Charms

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A festival in the middle of the Rainforest, I say YES!

Destination: Rainforest World Music Festival

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Legendary. One of my best memories ever!

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Kuching – Malaysia (Map: World Atlas)

In a nutshell, it’s like a well-oiled machine with just the right amount of craziness, sprinkled with positive vibes.

For two days it was a glorious euphoria, teeming with festival-goers frolicking care-free in the sunshine and occasional rain, everyone at one with nature.

This is not a festival for voyeurs or fence sitters; you are just as much a part of the fabric as the acts playing on the stages. The interaction is magic because it brings together people from every nook and corner of the world.

Women in their traditional costumes.
Women in their traditional costumes.

It’s a fusion of diverse ethnicities and cultural backgrounds that is beautifully reflected in the magical performances by musicians from all continents, playing all types of music – from the traditional, to world fusion and the contemporary.

RWMF 2014.

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The festival is held every year in Sarawak, one of the two Malaysian states. Kuching is the premier location for the wildlife of Borneo.

A tree house in the outskirts of the festival
A tree house in the outskirts of the festival

Living in KL, I am a 2hr flight away from the land. As soon as you land, the green tropical set is overwhelming. It feels like a peaceful countrysidish landscape. An horizontal city. Only the coconut trees disrupts the urban contour. I slowly immersed myself in a cultural bubble, the 2hrs flight from kL felt like thousounds of km away.

Sarawak has a population of almost 2.5 million, made up of some 40 different ethnic groups. The non-Muslim (mainly Christians and animists believer) indigenous groups are collectively called Dayaks.

31% of the population are Iban aka Sea Dayaks

Ethnic and tribal music from across the globe will be featured at the nightly stage shows with musical workshops and jamming sessions being held in the afternoon. No time for rest. Our schedule was full of exciting discoveries.

Indigenous music instrument.
Indigenous music instrument.

The festival fueled a lot of talk between us. First-timers, we were thrilled to join such an amazing opportunity to spice up our expat life in KL. We were like kids in front of a Pinata, unified and ready to blow the mind.

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D-Day

Overflown with good tunes, and well, rain too.

The first distinctive sign: happy faces everywhere like we were all suddenly victim of facial paralysis.  Total participants 2015: 30,000!!!

Overall, the festival is very much family oriented, kids playing around, although eclectic since I could not conclude in a specific ages average. We were a large crowd drawn in by the unexpected dance burst, the organization team clearly did working hard to get things moving, but making it look effortless.

The plus

The entire festival put a high emphasis on the constant interaction with participants, the audience participation makes it fun.

The diversity of workshop available to us was absolutely awesome. I prefer to give you a bite with some of the pictures I have taken on the 2014 edition:

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Photo 2014 – 2015 editions credit: RWFM.

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