As you probably know, I’ve been taking photos of the flowers that grow in the Gulf. This pink gumamela (hibiscus) reminded me of two things:
(a) The study of pistil, stamen, etc. during Science class when I was still a pupil.
(b) The bubble making we did when I was a kid. In the Philippines, the kids would crush the flowers and leaves until the sticky juices come out. While papaya stalks are being dipped there and are used as straws for blowing bubbles. Gumamela’s use varies. It is used as hair care in India, the petals are used in making tea in Egypt and Sudan, and generally treated as a medicinal plant in many countries.
The second photo was taken in Burjuman Mall in Dubai last year. The stairs were decorated like that in celebration of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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Very very nice shots!!Great take for this week’s PH theme.
oh i love hibiscus! when i was in 6th grade, my bestfriend was a green thumb who has a vast collection of the hibiscus variety. i liked it so much that i planted several in my parents’ yard as well. they’re still there until now, lots of pinks and reds and petal styles. every time i’m home and i see them, it takes me back to my carefree gradeschool days. ^-^
like the decoration of the mall, a great idea.
Wish you a great weekend.
I love the stairs. Happy weekend.
My pink is up too. Hope you can visit.
Those are really nice shots! Hope to visit Dubai soon. Happy weekend! Hope you can visit my PH too.
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I love the sight of a hibiscus, Such a beautiful flower. I’m glad it brings back such memories. Happy weekend
Great photos and I liked learning about the uses of hibiscus. And that mall is incredible!
Thanks for visiting mine and have a nice weekend.
Gorgeous double hibiscus! So striking! Great choice of pinks…
Thanks for visiting me!
Hibiscus are lovely, amazingly delicate and beautiful. Great shots. My pinks are up here.
uy wits, kami din,. when we were kids, we used to make bubbles out of gumamela!
As someone who works in health care, I’m all for cancer awareness and breast cancer is something that every woman & even man ought to know more about. Glad to find this initiative is available in UAE. Shukran!
Great post. Nice photo and learnt a lot from your commentary. 🙂
gumamela in the gulf!
oh i remember studying the parts of the flower very well…complete with drawings! as kids, we also mixed gumamela’s juice from the petals and flowers with laundry bar in the water to blow bubbles. haha, fun times.
uy! gumamela yan ah…kulay pink…
dati madalas kong pitasin sa bakod ang gumamela ginagawa kong pagdagdag sa paggawa ng lobo,yung isawsaw sa tubig tapos iihipan.kaya madalas akong pagalitan ni nanay kasi nakakalbo na ang gumamela samin.
Hello there! Ganda ng shot mo sa gumamela =) And true, I’m also into gumamela bubble making when I was a kid hihi.
Take care. Your blogsite is cool =)
yan din ang naalala ko sa gumamela!! priceless diba?
love your photo of the Burjuman Mall stairs. i love love that mall 🙂 when i visited dubai, i’d hang out at that area and just look up and appreciate the stairs and the ceiling. how i miss dubai.
the bubble making made me smile. bubbles from mashed gumamela is ingenius…at 8, i thought i invented it!:D
Rach (Heart of Rachel)
Lovely choices. I also remember studying about the parts of the gumamela in school. I also have fond memories of my dad making gumamela bubble solution for my brother and I.
They did that for breast cancer awareness month? That’s great! I wish there were more initiatives like that. Looks cool.. 🙂
When we were kids, we used to make bubbles out of flowers too!
That flower looks odd, like a rumpled pink paper.
nung kabataan ko we used to extract the juice from it and use it for pretend play – cooking oil (for luto-lutoan), lotion, shampoo and of course ang walang kamatayan nga na bubble making!