Thursday, April 30, 2009

When inspiration meets destiny..

This intersection can be found in Wilmington, NC, USA. I was amazed when I saw this image. Hopefully the street names able to give positive impacts on the people living in the city. I can imagine that when someone asks you where you're going, you can answer like this:
"I'm going somewhere down the road on the Destiny Way"
"I'm driving along in the Inspiration Drive"
This intersection makes me wonder about the definition of Destiny. One source stated that destiny keeps a unique place in every life. It is said to be the powerful belief which we can neither weigh in balance nor test in any laboratory. It is not only a superstition. It has also a strong psychological basis. Another source defined destiny as a predetermined course of events. While making this posting I was also thinking about the relationship between destiny and inspiration. Can we say that if we are able to find great inspiration that can guide us to the right path of our life, we will be able to shape and meet our destiny. What will happen if inspiration meets destiny? I believe that many people search for the meaning and purpose of life. In search of their finding, many people seek for inspiration to enable them to find the true meaning of what they want to search. Once they have great inspiration and hold on to it, I can say that the inspiration will lead them to the path to their destiny. I found this quote that might explain destiny and decisions:
"Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved." -William Jennings Bryan
I agree with this quote. Once we've made our decision, we will be able to go along the way to meet our destiny. Who know we might even re-write our destiny by making it to be a better destiny for us. It's just my thought. What do you think?

Giant Figures

These are giant figures seen from Google Earth. I wonder how can people create this figure. Can you imagine how vast the land is? Now wonder only Google Earth that can only see and detect these figures. I bet no one even realize that they are standing in the face of Oprah like the one below.

Often referred to as one of the most influential women in the world, chat show host Oprah Winfrey certainly knows how to draw an audience. No wonder she’s also the richest women on TV. *Must get snipping.

The Château de Versailles, although some 20 km from the capital of France, was once the centre of political power, making it a revered institution and highly-visited sight. The gardens of Versailles cover 800 hectares of land and have been carefully manicured for centuries in the traditional French style. Only since the advent of Google Earth have we been able to view the lawns so meticulously, revealing this smiley face hidden in the grounds.

Created as part of her Media Arts degree, student Melanie Coles created huge paintings of children’s book character Waldo, or Wally as he’s known outside America, to be placed on various rooftops in Vancouver, Canada, so everyone can play the Where’s Waldo game.

A monkey is on the loose somewhere in Mexico. The design resembles ancient Mesoamerican art, giving a clue to its age, though we’re not entirely sure. UPDATE: Okay, okay, the monkey’s in Peru. Take a chill pill guys.

The farmer of this land has obviously gone all creative on his days off producing a great image of a tractor in one of the fields.
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If I feel...

How do I change?

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labour.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
-Og Mandino, “The Greatest Salesman in the World”


Look at this very chic place. The first time I saw this I couldn't stop staring at the decor. This place is called SEVVA (pronounced ‘Savour’), located at the top of Central’s designer shopping mall, Prince’s Building in the heart of Hong Kong city. It is positioned at this location to enable people to enjoy the stunning 360 degree views over Hong Kong’s skyline. It has not only a restaurant and bar but there are also places meeting, dining and socialising space. SEVVA has its uniqueness as to combine western and eastern style in terms of food and ambiance. Click here for the official website. Every room has its own theme, look up the lounge with the grand piano and the big window. I can imagine how nice it would be to enjoy an evening there.

4 Ways to Find Answers to Life's Questions Using Intuition

This post is related to the post I've made about Intuition. Many people say that intuition is a reliable inner thought that can be a tool to guide our lives. I hope this will be a useful set of tips you can use to exercise your intuition. It is there with you, you just need to dig yourself better to find it. For sure I know we all can have good intuition. Just like the quote below that you must train your intuition. Therefore, you'll be able to know the things you have to decide in life. Whether to go right or left, whether to stay or go, whether so do it or not doing it and many more.

You must train your intuition -- you must trust the small voice inside you which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide. -Ingrid Bergman

1. Inner Voice
Many people report a "still, quiet inner voice." Your intuition will always communicate with you in a compassionate, loving manner that is perceptibly different from your normal inner chatter. If your inner voice seems quiet, try asking yourself a question like "What is the best course of action to take?" Pause for a moment and then think about all the options you've just been given. Does any one leap out as the best decision? If not, go deeper and ask the question again. A new answer may emerge. Write your results in your journal. Then, jot down three small action steps that can you take that will move you in the direction you chose.

2. Dreams
You can receive a wealth of guidance when you learn to ask for intuitive insight from your dreams. Our minds are still active and racing with thoughts while we sleep. As we replay our daily anxieties in our dream state, we are sometimes given answers and solutions to our problems. Often, these answers are revealed to us through symbols. A few years ago, I was torn between staying at my full-time job at a software company and leaving to devote my energies to my own business. I was still thinking about my decision when I drifted off to sleep one night. I dreamed that I was out on a lake with my feet planted in two different canoes both pointed in different directions. I knew then that I couldn't pursue both vocations and have the energy to realize my goal. I gave my notice the next day and haven't regretted it for a moment. Here are some ways that you can tune in to your dreams and get the answers you need:
  • Write a few paragraphs about your concern or problem.
  • Try to summarize the issue in a question, and state the question to yourself as you drift off to sleep.
  • Before you become fully awake in the morning, ask yourself, "What is the answer to my question?" Sometimes you may remember a specific dream and feel that you have your answer in the dream's symbolism.
  • You may not remember the details of the dream but you may feel that you've awakened with an intuitive answer to your problem. That's an equally valid way of receiving intuitive guidance in your sleep.

3. Emotions
Intuitive information often comes through your feelings or emotions. You may simply "feel right" about a certain course of action. Or you might experience a sense of distrust about an individual or situation. Part of learning to trust your intuition is remembering to ask, "Does this decision make me happy?" or, "Do I feel energized by this decision?" There are many ways to ask the question and experience the answer but here's the truth: Your intuition will provide you with information to make positive choices. Would it make sense for you to be sent to earth with a magnificent inner guidance system and every time you trusted it you felt awful? No!

4. Physical Sensations
The Japanese call intuition "stomach art." We call such sensations a "gut feeling." You might find that your body feels heavy if a decision you've made is wrong. Your body may feel light or experience "chills" if it is the correct path for you. Here's an example of how these sensations guide us: You've just been offered the "perfect job." You notice that when you think about accepting the position your body feels heavy or there's a knot in your stomach. If you feel physically uncomfortable when you think about the job, your intuition is imploring you to consider your choices. You can ask more questions and do more research about the position and the company to see if you can determine the cause of your intuitive response. Or, you can understand that your intuition is warning you away from this company for reasons you may not comprehend on a rational level. Intuition may lead you to pursue other opportunities based on those physical sensations. How many times have you ignored signals your body gave you only to later say to yourself, "I wish I'd trusted my gut instinct?"

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Ten Simple Things We Should All Say More Often

These are 10 simple things that we should say more often to other people. Look up whether you have said one of these words today. These words I believe can brighten someone's day. But the most important thing is to try to say these words using your feeling and your heart. Say it like you really mean it. Try to put aside your ego and say this word trully. And you will be able to see what's the impact of this for the one you say it to. Such a simple word but really has great positive impact for other people's mood.

“Hello.” How often do you sit silently next to someone on a train, or in a waiting room? How often do you stand tapping your foot in a line at the post office or bank? Just saying a simple “Hello” or “Hi” to the person next to you, and offering them a smile, could give you an instant mood-boost. And you might even get into a conversation to pass the time while you’re waiting.

Thank you.” It’s hard to say “thank you” too often. Even when you feel someone’s performing a service that they should do by the nature of their job, thanking them will make both of you feel good. How about saying “thank you” to your employees or subordinates when they carry out a task for you, “thank you” to the girl at the checkout when she packs your bags for you, “thank you” to the waiter who brings your meals… Those two small words of gratitude can mean a lot.

“Please.” A word which we often associate with “thank you”, perhaps because we were taught to say both as young children, is “please”. Using this little word turns a demand into a request – and makes people much happier about fulfilling it. When you queue up for a coffee at Starbucks, don’t just bark “Venti Mocha Frappuccino” at the barista – add a “please”. When asking your partner to pass the salt at dinner, put in that “please”. It doesn’t just set a great example for your kids, it sets a tone of politeness and mutual respect.

“Here, take my seat.” Most of us are lucky enough to be fairly able-bodied and can easily stand on trains and buses without risking falling over. If you see someone elderly, pregnant or struggling in any way (perhaps a mother with a small child), offer them your seat. If you’re worried you’ll accidentally offend them, add a “I’m getting off soon” or something slightly jokey like “I could do with stretching my legs.”

"This one’s on me.” Out for drinks with a friend or acquaintance? Rather than insisting on splitting the bill straight down the middle, offer to buy for both of you. It’s nice to feel generous, and to feel that you’re receiving a gift – and your friend can reciprocate next time, if s/he wants. A note of caution: if you are a lot better off financially than your drinking partner, be sensitive about this.

Let me help you with that.” If you see someone struggling, offer to help. They may rebuff you, but most people will be touched and grateful – you’ll get to make their day a little bit easier, which will put a dash of joy into yours. You might offer to help someone who’s:
Struggling with getting a wheelchair up or down steps
Lifting heavy luggage onto a train
Carrying an overladen tray across a café
Having difficulties reading a notice or leaflet
Keep an eye out for other situations where you can make yourself useful!

“I don’t think we’ve met. I’m [name].” Many of us aren’t great at introducing ourselves. If you meet someone new, don’t just mumble about the weather or say nothing but “hi”; tell them your name, and ask theirs. It’s awkward to talk to someone for ten minutes before having to say “Sorry, I didn’t catch your name,” so be confident and upfront when meeting new people.

“What I’m really passionate about is…” So often, conversations revolve around matters of little consequence to both the speaker and the listener. If you feel that most of what you say is just small talk, try going deeper. Obviously, this doesn’t mean boring the person next to you on the bus with your entire life story – but when you’re getting to know someone, share some of your hobbies and interests, or tell them about your big life plans. You never know, you might have found a kindred spirit.

“Have a great day!” Although phrases like “have a nice day” can be overused by shopworkers and telesales staff, it’s still worth wishing people a good day, evening or weekend when you part. Speak with genuine enthusiasm, and you’ll almost certainly get a smile and a “thanks, you too!” in response – a great way to end a conversation on a high note.

“I love you.” Lastly, those three most important words; “I love you.” Do you say these enough to the people who you love? Don’t just think about your partner here – how about your kids, your parents, your grandma? It’s easy to assume that people “just know” we love them, but sometimes hearing those little words can really make someone’s day.

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How can you explain these images? Sometimes when you look around, there are many events that can make us smile and think wow, that really is funny. There are those coincidences in life that can't be explained by our mind. I'm going to try to explain each of the image with my own words usign my own imagination.
Don't blame the bird people. There's no school for birds.

I shouldn't have eaten that much. But what can I do..that was a really tasty bowl of nut from the family picnic basket on the park. Ooops, don't tell them I ate that okay=)

Hey, what are you looking at? I know, I know, you don't need to say it. I have a really bad hair style and hair color. I fell asleep when my hair stylist try new hairstyle for me. There goes my money.

This little turtle says "Enough for me, now how can I get this apple for take away so my family can enjoy it also? hmmm is there any delivery service?"

Ants marching...1,2,3,4...1,2,3,4...oops, careful's a slippery road ahead. Open you parachute!
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The word "intuition" suddenly crossed my mind. What is an intuition? I thought about it for a while and come up with the idea that intuition is some kind of a sense that each of us has. I also related intuition with our mind, how our mind respond to those ideas surrounding us. Am I giving the right explanation about what intuition is? I am not really sure. What do think about the definition of intuition? I believe each one of us has different explanation on what it really is. but what I'm sure about intuition is that it is connected with our mind. Of course it is, I personally think that our mind is the center of everything that we do, whether it is mentally or physically. But this thought crossed my mind again, how are you going to differentiate between your thought and your intuition? Is it some kind of a sixth sense or just a special thought and feelings? Okay, now I'm confuse. So, I found this article that gives me a clue on what an intuition is and how to recognize and discover it. Here's a good quote from the article:

"Some things that you previously assumed were thoughts may have been intuitions. Some intuitions may just have been thoughts. If you are overly analytical, as opposed to simply observant, you may tighten up and block your intuition as well as your sense of what you experienced. Relax, and let the indicators below help you notice if a perception is intuitive."

Ways to recognize intuition:

  • Resonates. Intuitive guidance has a ring of truth to it, a brightness, a 'ping', an 'ah-ha' sense. It may even just feel 'right'. You may even feel a wave of calm or high energy in your body. Even a difficult intuition feels clear. It may be a hard message, but it can still create a sense of peace and truth.
  • Surprises. It can be surprising. It may be something you've never thought of before or wouldn't think of. Intuition may not be a surprise, but if it is a surprise and something you wouldn't of considered, you know it is intuitive.
  • Nuggets. It is a nugget or nuggets of insight, not a full linear story. As you develop your intuition, you learn to organize and understand the story.
  • Non-rational. Not irrational or illogical, but non-rational. The rational reason may not yet make sense or may be unknown at the time. You may recognize things as an intuition after-the-fact, because at the time it didn't seem to make sense so you didn't bother with it.
  • Other location. You may sense intuition in another 'place' in your mind or body. You may sense it in your belly or on the right side outside your head or in another place, rather than in your head. You may experience it in a dream.
  • Downloads. Intuitions have more of an 'arrival' and 'show up' way about it, and it also seems to fade away. It is 'allowed' and 'received.' It is not actively created. Ask a question, then you stop and rest and allow what comes to flow freely.
  • Keep in mind that this is not the battle of intuition vs thoughts. You want to use both effectively to make decisions in the highest interest of your true essence and nature. You most certainly have wise experiences and thoughts you can use to make decisions. In fact, when your thoughts are wise, your intuition will validate with the same insight or not kick in at all because it isn't needed. The reason to distinguish the difference, is that our thoughts can also represent limiting or false beliefs, or wishful thinking. So value both and look to discern what is an intuition.

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Inspirational Blog

This morning I woke up a little bit late. I don't know what happened to my alarm clock but suddenly it didn't manage to wake me up this morning. It turned off and I have no idea why, I guess it's because of the low battery. Anyway, so I start my usual morning. had a short morning exercise, still had a chance to cook eggs for breakfast while helping my mom on the kitchen. After all the routine tasks have been done, there I was sitting on my office desk with a cup of hot coffee of course. And as usual, I turn on my laptop, checking e-mail, looking up my blog and found a great posting on Mountain Mama. Her name is Rain, a sweet lady who mentioning me on her current posting. The posting is about Inspirational Blogger Award. An inspirational blogger award given to one blogger to another. Rain included me as one of her 5 inspirational bloggers. I feel so happy to see it. Thank you Rain. You've made my day beautiful. Here's what Rain has to say about me:

B-Splendid, by Boya Arsila.
"This blog is a joy to read. Boya Arsila writes very positive and life-affirming posts; and she always seems to find something unusual and neat to write about too!"

However, The award doesn't stop there. Here's what it says:
"Now the challenging task of awarding it to five more bloggers who will hopefully do the same"
Here's my list. I'm up to only 4 blog, the other blogs I read was only those blog that I see once a while. However, these are my top 4...maybe I can update the last blog later on.
I love the way she can view life through the nature around us. She always inspire me to appreciate the beauty of the nature. Her thoughts are often beyond those thoughts that I have never think about before. She gives me ideas from different perspective.
Her blog is abouther daily life and what's going on in the world currently. I am totally agree with what Rain has said about Michelle. She's able to inspire me to see the world with a young heart. Always cheerful.

Her name is Jennifer Ramos. This is the first blog I looked up to and inspire me to make my own blog. She made her own card and sell it on Etsy shop. He blog is full about this and that on decor and lifestyle.

Summer Allen-Gibson is the owner of this blog. She's bakes too. Her blog is full of many great and inspirational quotes and pictures. She's able to make everyday life becomes wonderful.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


I just got a new word to be added to my dictionary today. The word is Lexophilia. I love this world, we will never run out of things to learn every single day.

According to Wikipedia, the source of all source, Lexophilia is the love of words. The term, a neologism and unofficial word of the English language, derives from two Greek words – lexis, a derivative of the Greek logos meaning "word," and philia, meaning "friendship" or "fondness." Lexophiles, lovers of words, derive pleasure from amassing a complex, variegated, and broad vocabulary. Although not all lexophiles use their vocabulary in everyday speech, most lexophiles pride themselves in their knowledge of synonyms, antonyms, homophones, and homonyms. Lexophiles generally appreciate the nuances surrounding different words, and they normally strive to select the best word for a given circumstance. So, I found this list of some kind of a word play of Lexophiles. Here it is...
1. A bicycle can't stand alone; it is two tired.
2. A will is a dead giveaway.
3. Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.
4. A backward poet writes inverse.
5. In a democracy it's your vote that counts; in feudalism, it's your Count that votes.
6. A chicken crossing the road: poultry in motion.
7. If you don't pay your exorcist you can get repossessed.
8. With her marriage she got a new name and a dress.
9. Show me a piano falling down a mine shaft and I'll show you A-flat miner.
10. When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.

11. The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine was fully recovered.
12. A grenade fell onto a kitchen floor in France resulted in Linoleum Blownapart.
13. You are stuck with your debt if you can't budge it.
14. Local Area Network in Australia : The LAN down under.
15. He broke into song because he couldn't find the key.
16. A calendar's days are numbered.
17. A lot of money is tainted: 'Taint yours, and 'taint mine.
18. A boiled egg is hard to beat.
19. He had a photographic memory which was never developed.
20. A plateau is a high form of flattery.
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Best place to KISS

I loooove the image below. it's the closing scene of the movie Blueberry Nights. I've made one posting about the movie. Click here to read it. Not only because I love Jude Law so much but because of the storyline. A woman and a man become a couple just because of the blueberry pie. This scene reminds me of the list of the best place to kiss your loved one. Want to know the places? Read the list below.
My fave are point number 7 (Upside down) , 9 (In a downpour) and 10 (In bed, while one of you is asleep) . Point 9 is a very classy kissing style and point 10 is a very sweeeeet kissing style according to me. I can see that point number 4 (In the middle of a crowded street) and 5 (In a dressing room) would be good to try but I believe it depends on your partner whether he/she has enough guts to do it. Dare enough to do it?
1. On a roller coaster.
Yes, love has its ups and downs, but that’s what keeps it exciting. Kiss at the crest of that first big hill and hang on to each other as you plummet — talk about a rush!

2. On your desk.
Research shows that as many as 61 percent of relationships start in the workplace, and 50 percent of office amours lead to marriage (that includes this writer!). So if you’re flirting by the coffee machine or bantering at brainstorming sessions and it isn’t against company rules, take it to the next level (after hours, please; discretion is important!). Don’t have a desk job? Find the nearest supply closet.

3. At a museum.
Appreciating a beautiful work of art together can create passion. Why waste it? Give in, whether inspired by Picasso’s "The Lovers" at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Gustav Klimt’s "The Kiss" at Vienna’s Osterreichische Museum für Angewandte Kunst, or a romantic, moving piece at a local gallery.

4. In the middle of a crowded street.
Preferably at rush hour on any given Monday. Life can be mundane and hectic at the same time, but a sweet, juicy kiss can make an average moment special. To get the idea, think of the iconic image of a sailor smooching a nurse in New York’s Times Square on V-J Day, or Robert Doisneau’s renowned 1950 black and white photo, Kiss by the Hotel de Ville, of a couple mid-lip-lock on a Paris Street.

5. In a dressing room.
Are you the type who’s turned on by the idea of a public display of affection — but would prefer some darned privacy? The dressing room rendezvous affords the best of both worlds. Plus, it has illicit allure (sneaking someone in where he or she technically isn’t supposed to go) without setting off theft detectors.

6. On a pile of coats.
Preferably, with a stranger you met at the party. It’s a mating rite of passage everyone should experience at least once. Guaranteed to irritate other guests!

7. Upside down.
You don’t need Spidey skills to pull it off. One person simply sits in a chair and tilts his or her head back while the other person approaches from behind, bends over and plants one. Or try it with one person lying on a couch, head against the armrest, and the other person standing above and leaning over. It’s a little awkward, a little weird — and absolutely wonderful.
8. In the back seat.
Find yourselves a lover’s lane, climb into the passion pit, and neck until you steam up the windows. It’s retro romantic.
9. In a downpour.
Yes, kissing in the rain is kind of cliché, but if you haven’t tried it, please do. The reason this kiss rules? Everyone else is frantically running for shelter, which makes time seem to stop for the two of you. It’s surreal and very sexy.

10. In bed, while one of you is asleep.
You know from fairy tales that the kiss that awakens can lead to happily ever after. There’s simply no lovelier way to wake up. As the kisser, however, you’re advised to refrain if the kiss-ee is recuperating from a double shift after a bout of insomnia.
"Give me a kiss, and to that kiss a score;Then to that twenty, add a hundred more:A thousand to that hundred: so kiss on,To make that thousand up a million.Treble that million, and when that is done,Let's kiss afresh, as when we first begun."
-Robert Herrick, Hesperides
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A Policy of Kindness

I can't say much about this quotes that I just found. Can't imagine someone can come up with this inspiring statements that can lift up people's soul. If people say the honesty is the best policy, I can say that kindness can also be the best policy.

Dalai Lama on "The Dalai Lama, A Policy of Kindness"

Another kind of love and compassion is not based on something appearing beautiful or nice, but based on the fact that the other person, just like oneself, wants happiness and does not want suffering and indeed has every right to be happy and to overcome suffering. On such a basis, we feel a sense of responsibility, a sense of closeness toward that being. That is true compassion. This is because the compassion is based on reason, notjust on emotional feeling. As a consequence, it does not matter what the other's attitude is, whether negative, or positive. What matters is that it is a human being, a sentient being that has the experience of pain and pleasure. There is no reason not to feel compassion so long as it is a sentient being.

(quote picture from homegrownhospitality.typepad)

Morning smile

Just posting these funny pictures to give your face a little smile before starting your day. I don't know about you but I can feel that as if these funny creatures have souls. It's as if each of them are living souls. But when we look deeper to it, it's just a wire and some stuff. Well, I guess the one who has a great soul is the one behind the making of these creatures. Really creative.
So, what else would be better than having a smile on your morning. You can always hear what people say about morning mood. Once you're happy and have a good mood in the morning, you'll carry your good mood for the rest of your day. Have a good day=)

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Coloured Beaches

I thought after all this time, sand has only one colour. You know, the common colour. But I was wrong the moment I saw these 5 colored beaches. Nature is really unique. You often find a tree that has a shape like an animal, or sometimes clouds can seem to imitate a drawing, there are islands that have unique shapes such as star shape, love shape etc. I can say that it is the way that nature tells us that we should be always be grateful for all the beautiful scenery that God has created. Here are the 5 Strangely Coloured Beaches. Actually I disagree on the way they call it 'strangely coloured' beaches. I personally going to call this a uniquely beautiful colored beaches.
Punalu'u Beach

Punaluʻu Beach (also called Black Sand Beach) is a beach between Pāhala and Nāʻālehu on the Big Island of the U.S. state of Hawaiʻi. The beach has black sand comprised of basalt and created by lava flowing into the ocean which explodes as it reaches the ocean and cools. This volcanic activity is in the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.Punalu'u Beach is the most visited of the few black sand beaches on Hawaii's Big Island and the stunningly black sand is actually volcanic rock, deposited as lava and subsequently cooled when met by the ocean. Apparently to take any of the sand home would result in you being cursed by a volcano goddess by the name of Pele.

Papakolea Beach

Papakolea Beach (also known as Green Sand Beach) is a green sand beach located at South Point, in the Kaʻu district of the island of Hawaiʻi. One of only two green sand beaches in the world, the other being in Guam,the beach gets distinctive coloring from olivine crystals found in a nearby cinder cone. One of only 2 green sand beaches in the world, the truly magnificent sight of Papakolea Beach can be experienced by travelling to Hawaii's Ka'u district. Again, the unique colour of its sand can be attributed to volcanic activity - specifically, the green hue belongs to the abundance of olivine crystals which have been produced as a result of a nearby cinder cone erupting and eroding.

Hyams Beach

You may need to wear your shades when visiting Hyams Beach in New South Wales, Australia, but not just due to the sun. All beaches face roughly east, out across Jervis Bay and Point Perpendicular to the Pacific Ocean. The sand at these beaches is fine, soft and brilliantly white, The Guinness Book of Records reports Hyams Beach as having the whitest sand in the world.
Pfeiffer Beach

The hills surrounding Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur, California, are rich in Manganese Garnet. A result of this being washed down onto the beach is the colour scheme you can see above - the entire stretch of sand has become a shifting, pink and purple canvas.


Red Sand Beach (also known as Kaihalulu) is a pocket beach on the island of Maui, Hawaii. It lies on the side of Ka'uiki Hill, which is a cindercone hill just south of Hana Bay, on the eastern half of the island.Red Sand Beach is partially shielded from the rough open ocean by an offshore reef. The result is a natural sea wall that protects the bay from large waves. Kaihalulu is one of the few red sand beaches in the world, and it boasts picturesque scenery. The sand is a deep red-black, which contrasts with the blue water, the black sea wall, and the green ironwood trees. The cindercone behind the beach erodes constantly, which continually enlarges the cove. This hill is rich in iron, and is the reason why the beach's sand is such a deep red.You won't find many beaches elsewhere in the world with sand as red as this one. Kaihalulu, or Red Sand Beach, is situated on the island of Maui and can thank the neighbouring cindercone hill for its intensely deep red appearance.

(source from and wikipedia)