Platycerium (Staghorn) fever!

Over the past few weeks, i have been crazy for these big hanging ferns, which had big lushy suspended from the plant…..It really looked majestic of all the fern species….However, I could not identify the species sinces there almost 2 dozens of such species around….

The first baby fern looked like this …….bought at World Farm….not sure if it is a Bifurcatum?

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Another closeup) view of the same fern….

soon this leads to another discovery at Goodwood…..the salesman told me that it could be a grande…..help….anyone can identify?

it looks nice but I am not sure if I am buying the same thing as the first purchase….

sharks….greedy me :P

another 2 closeup shot of this nice bigger platy from Goodwood….

Dawn of New Financial Era

With the US in doldrums, ratings downgrade coupled with troubles in Europe ESP in Greece, Italy, Spain, Iceland, Ireland etc….the European Union stability is threaten by opposing forces of being ripped apart.

This is a new turn of time. Let’s face it fundamentally US economy will take a long long time even if it undertakes a good corrective long term measure. Whether “QE2.5″ is effective, I am not sure. Still looks like a leaking bucket approach

What the market now has not really done a “full” correction of expectation. Whether Singapore can endure a new flux of uncertainty will really depends on it’s export dependency on US and Europe. China, India and Russia if on the rise may able to counter these if these domestic demands can take the slack from US and Europe.

My take is look at gold and other precious metals prices. It is probably an advance warning of financial tsunami expected to come.

The world is so interconnected nowadays. How these zero sum game work out will depends how the power nations play out their moves which will move markets and expectations.

GE 2011 Vote Wisely !

for this GE, it is gonna be very interesting. Property price drops, council services disruption etc etc, is this a likely scenario? Do not forget the system is all executed by GROs, authorities, ministries… all the public servants of Singapore…..tens of thousands of them…..they do not evaporate over night nor over time. All need their jobs and courage to move forward.

Do we need a more balanced opinions in Parliament? The elected MPs represent your voice. If commoners’ voice are not heard…. Is it still effective? Has it lost touch with the ground?

Policies, no matter how academically good, have to be democratically debated and approved by its Citizens as represented by MPs.

Of course not everything is perfect but being heard and having being served by a good servant leader is something one have to be seriously consider…

Vote wisely, the choice is yours as Singaporeans themselves have to make it a better place to live, work and play.
5 years term is always a good opportunity…to try new things or to stick with the safe choice? Then again you never try…you never know…

In the meantime, enjoy this interesting spoof video.

Christmas Isn’t Christmas (Till It Happens in Your Heart) by Jimmy & Carol Owens

Christmas Isn’t Christmas
’till it happens in your heart,
Somewhere deep inside you
Is where Christmas really starts;

So give your heart to Jesus,
you’ll discover when you do
That it’s Christmas
Really Christmas for you.

Jesus brings warmth like a winter fire,
A light like a candle’s glow;
He’s waiting now to come inside
As He did so long ago.

Jesus brings gifts of truth and life
And makes them bloom and grow.
So welcome Him with a song of joy
And when He comes you’ll know ….. that …

Christmas Isn’t Christmas
’till it happens in your heart,
Somewhere deep inside you
Is where Christmas really starts;

So give your heart to Jesus,
you’ll discover when you do
That it’s Christmas
Really Christmas for you.

The Secret – Planet Earth

What a Wonderful World! Imagine a world where nature is springing to life at every moment…. It is a pity that we are taking every opportunity to catch these sights before they disappear from the face of the earth!

If and only everyone makes an effort towards sustainable living around the earth’s ecosystem…..probably we may able to slowly reverse the destruction in the next few centuries.

Love Mother Earth and Let her Breathe Life into this planet again…

Talking about YouTube – Shocking video of Cambodia stampede, hundreds killed on bridge

 

 
 
A tragedy….. As a nation celebrates one and morn for the other. When panic becomes paranoid, hell breaks loose. You would notice many victims were simply "entangled" in a "human mess" that was formed during the last minutes of tragedy. It is akin like "entangled like a chunk of tubifex worms…." no offences intended but an example to amplify the mounting difficulties victims faced to break free from it……… RIP

Beautiful Ipoh

A Recent trip to Ipoh gives me a very good impression of the place esp its caves and temples….. Ipoh have plenty of them!

This picture was taken at the garden of Sam Poh Cave Temple using multiple exposure technique.

A trip to the Malaysia’s 3rd largest cave, Gua Tempurung…a picture says a thousand words!

On the right is Ginny, walking through leisurely…………… before attempting to climb the steep slope to next apex!   It is so beautiful!

Next is Kellie Castle, a mysterious castle built by a Scottish family but left unfinished as the owner, Mr Kellie passed away while abroad….his family eventually sold whatever they had in Malaya and left…. it has a extensive influence on the local community.

so….don’t you agree that Ipoh is worth a visit?! :)

CL

This Wedding Ceremony Rocks!

 

Saw this on youtube by chance. This is, perhaps one of the most innovative wedding ceremony i have every seen. The spirited involvement of all the bestmen and bridesmaids… simply fantastic! Where to get such talented people? Perhaps if you happen to be in entertainment industry ? Perhaps?

Anyway, enjoy the clip. Let the power of music and dance rock you!

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