Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Carp are known as koi in Japan. Of the various domesticated carp species, the common carp (Cyprinus carpio) is one of the more commonly used in aquaculture. Common carp were first introduced into Japan by way of China between 400 to 600 years ago. Common carp were first bred for color in Japan in the 1820s, initially in the town of Ojiya in the Niigata prefecture on the north eastern coast of Honsu island. By the 20th century, a number of color patterns had been established, most notably the red-and-white Kohaku. The outside world was not aware of the development of color variations in koi until 1914, when the Niigata koi were exhibited in the annual exposition in Tokyo . At that point, interest in koi exploded throughout Japan. The hobby of keeping koi eventually spread worldwide. Koi are now commonly sold in most pet stores, with higher-quality fish available from specialist dealers.
The ability of carp to survive and adapt to many climates and water conditions allowed the domesticated species to be propagated to many new locations .
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Monday, September 28, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
I choose to showcase my most favorite place to READ.
When I'm in the mood to read, I choose this quiet corner of my house.
When I get a good book, I have trouble putting it down, and will read into late at night, in bed.
Another great place is at the beach, just give me a good book and I can there for hours!
For a comprehensive reading, there's always the Ang Mo Kio Community Library, which is less than 5 minutes drive away from my flat, near the center neighbourhood. It's quiet with aircon, sure to make one fall asleep there sometimes.
My favorite spot there is near the glass window, I can even see the park across from the library, Perfect to give my tired eyes a rest by looking at the greenery.
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Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
It's either "Welcome to Autumn ( leaves or flowers)" or "Photographer's choice " for those those from a country without the 4 seasons. My choice is obvious, photos of my favorite flowers taken just yesterday while visiting my aunt's house. Since we have sun all year round, flowers bloom all the time here.
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Monday, September 21, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Since I have no pets at home, I would like to share photos of domesticated animals taken at the Singapore Zoo.
A gentle horse, which was a hit with young kids.
Petting is allowed for this tame bunny.
It's all quiet now as the parrot seem to be sleeping, it's one noisy bird!
Dogs on a walk around the zoo.
This monkey is from the Sentosa Island, being feed by the keeper during photo taking there.
One of the many strays cat around my neighbourhood, some people have been feeding them, they are so well taken care of despite being strays.Cows on a field in Johore Bahru, Malaysia.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009
The green iguana or common iguana (Iguana iguana) is a large, arboreal herbivorous species of lizards of the genus Iguana native to Central and South America. The green iguana ranges over a large geographic area, from southern Brazil and Paraguay to as far north as Mexico and the Caribbean Island , and in the United States as feral populations in South Florida ( including the Florida Keys) Hawaii and the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.
A herbivore , it has adapted significantly with regard to locomotion and osmoregulation as a result of its diet. It grows to 1.5 metres (4.9 ft) in length from head to tail, although a few specimens have grown more than 2 metres (6.6 ft) with bodyweights upward of 20 pounds (9.1 kg).
These animals can be found at the Singapore Zoo.