Thursday, June 18, 2009

See-through frogs & alien salamanders?

No, I am not kidding. This is the Hyalinobatrachium pellucidum, also called a glass or crystal frog because you can see through its transparent flesh (right down to its guts!).

And this is the Genus Bolitoglossa, nicknamed the 'ugly salamander'. It looks like ET!

Conservation International (CI) scientists have come back with some startlingly vivid images of endangered and never-before-seen critters like these two from a whirlwind trip to the Nangaritza Protected Forest in Ecuador, near the Peruvian border.

Aren't they just so cool?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

For a friend of mine

I was so bored, I helped my friend pimp her calculator. Well, no words left to say. So, just look and enjoy the pics? =)

side view
The theme this time is everything electronic, suitable for my friend

top view

Monday, June 8, 2009

Doggie Train

Here's another video I meant to show you guys a long time ago. Also shot in Vietnam, this time in Vinpearl theme park, Hoi An. Anyway, this one is shorter than the last video and before any of you bombard me that this is animal cruelty, I'll say that I definitely agree with you. But really, there's nothing I can do about it. So, just focus on the cute cute dogs and try not to think about it ok?

video

For a flashback on my last holiday to Vietnam, click here to go to the summary of all Vietnam-related posts.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Comments please?

Dear readers,
My blog is feeling lonely. I feel like I'm talking to the wall; no comments, no reviews, no feedback. I can't help but think that there's no one reading my blog anymore (or maybe there isn't). So pathetic right. So, start leaving comments and feedbacks again, pretty pretty please? This blogger needs to know if what she's writing is worth reading and worth the space in this blog. This blogger needs to know what her readers want to read and she wants to try to deliver the best to her readers.

Oh yea, preferably, leave your comments in the comment box, not the chat box. You can go to the comment box by clicking the link below every posts that say _ insights. Reason being because I wanna be able to see what my readers have to say about a particular post by just clicking on the post rather than having to sieve through my chat box for it. Anyway, it is rather obvious that a comment box is to comment and a chat box is to chat, isn't it?

You can leave messages like 'Hi', 'Hey', 'Whoever whoever was here' or whatsoever that is unrelated to my posts in the chat box. Or you can bug me to update there (I do take those seriously okay) but no spammers please.

If you don't start leaving comments, I might have to shut down my blog because of the lack of readers. Yes, that was a threat! Haha. Okay, I was just joking. My blog is here to stay as long as Blogger lives, whether you like it or not. But seriously, I hope you guys give me feedback on my posts =)

On another note, I might want to rewrite all the past comments you guys left in my chat box into my comment box of the rightful posts. The reason is the same as I had stated above and also, I want to be able to see what you guys said about my posts when I look back at my blog at 60 years old because by then, Cbox might no longer offer its services or I might have decided to delete my chat box at one point because someone spammed it or something like that, and then all the precious things you readers left for me will be gone forever! *dramatic gasp*

So, I'm just asking for your permissions now. If there's no response (I'm crossing my fingers that there will be), I'll take it as there are no objections. After all, silence means submission, right? There's gonna be lots of work (200++ posts and more than a year's worth of comments to go through) but I'll take it one step at a time and I have lots of time in my hands.

Another thing that got me thinking is that if I remove my chat box, would you guys start leaving comments in my comment box or would that actually cause you guys to NOT leave comments at all anymore? I mean, I don't want to remove my chat box but...well, that was just a thought.

xoxo from Your blogger

Handmade Drum Kit

Ok, I wanted to upload this video a really really long time ago but the file was too large and I kinda gave up on it. Since I have nothing much to do this few days, I found out how to compress the size of the video and after hours of waiting, voila! This video is finally up =)

So, what is so interesting about this video? Nope, it's not funny like the rest of the videos I posted up in the last few posts. This is a video taken by me (ok, not by me but rather my dad. But I was there! =D) when I was in Vietnam. Check out the handmade drum kit! Creative la.

Oh yea. Ignore how stim I look in the video. I blame it on the seasickness and the uber sien-ness of sitting in soooo many boats there. Though this was the boat on which I experienced the worst seasickness, I thought it was the coolest, obviously because of the entertainment.

Anyway, I'm talking too much again. Just enjoy the video =P

video

For my last posts on my holiday to Vietnam, check out this post which will lead you to the rest.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

The place we call HOME

In conjunction with World Environment Day, HOME, a one-and-a-half-hour documentary directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, was released simultaneously worldwide yesterday on the 5th of June in theaters, Internet, DVD and TV. In Malaysia, GSC screened this movie free for the whole day yesterday.

So, what is this documentary about? Basically, it shows us the earth, wonderfully and magnificently created by God and what we humans have done to it. In 200,000 years on Earth, humanity has upset the balance of the planet, established by nearly four billion years of evolution.

The price to pay is high, but it's too late to be a pessimist: humanity has barely 10 years to reverse the trend, become aware of the full extent of its exploitation of the Earth's riches and change its patterns of consumption.

This documentary brings us unique footage from over 50 countries, all seen from air. I highly recommend all of you to watch it. Not only does it open our eyes to what we have done, but we can also see the beauty of our Earth created by the hands of our Father. That's not all, we can increase our knowledge through this video, especially for those of us who study science.

If you didn't catch the release of HOME yesterday, you can watch it here in YouTube. I know it might take quite a long time to load the video (I think this would be the longest video ever on YouTube) but it's really worth the time. So what you waiting for? Go watch it!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I know you don't know that...

-If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. For when a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off

-The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear (Hmm..I still prefer to think that it's the sound of the ocean)

-Men’s shirts have the buttons on the right, but women’s shirts have the buttons on the left

-Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die (What?? I sneezed like a million times today...)

-A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h. (Ahh, that explains it...)

-When you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red (How cute! A blushing stomach...)

-Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros (OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOhhhhhhh!)

-It cost 7 million dollars to build the Titanic and 200 million to make a film about it

-The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting (Now, THAT is just plain freaky)

-Colgate faced big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command “go hang yourself.” (LOL!)

-5% of Canadians don't know the first 7 words of the Canadian anthem, but know the first 9 of the American anthem

-7% of Americans don't know the first 9 words of the American anthem, but know the first 7 of the Canadian anthem (Ah, the irony...)

-A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds

-A walla-walla scene is one where extras pretend to be talking in the background -- when they say "walla-walla" it looks like they are actually talking (wallawallawallawallawallawalla)

-Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt (Quoting Rachel "But why do they make it look like 'sai'??")

-Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton (So technically, you can still grow money on trees right?)

-More Monopoly money is printed in a year, than real money printed throughout the world

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Just some random useless facts that I thought would be worthy of some of your brain space =)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Click to save

Hey people! Ever wondered how you can do your part to help save the world? Here's your chance. In just 4 steps you can help donate RM5 to a charity of your choice. Now, ain't that easy?



Step 1: Go to www.lovetosave.com.my
Step 2: Select your favourite charity
Step 3: Choose how do you want to help
Step 4: Verify your email and you're DONE!

For me, I've chosen to support SPCA. What about you?
And don't forget to spread the word!