Wednesday, September 30, 2009

ABC Wednesday: K is for Kois

K is for Kois in the pond, grabbing fish food being tossed by the visitors.

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 .

Ruby Tuesday : Red Staircase


EMPS # 57 - WEEDS

For this week, Carly wanted to see weeds, which happen to be one of my favorite subject. The only problem is that the flowers are so tiny that I need to use the macro lens to capture it's natural beauty. With lots of trials and patience, I've finally managed to get a good picture. People must be wondering why this woman is taking shots of weeds under the hot sun, when there are other more beautiful flowers around...


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Monday, September 28, 2009

Macro Monday : PENS


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Today's flowers # 59


Narcissus or commonly known as the Daffodils.
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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Photo Hunt # 180 : TWISTED

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Color Carnival # 21

Color carnival is hosted by Martha.
My colorful cloth pegs.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot Out: My favorite plave to...

This week's theme is chosen by Cindy, the theme, "My Favorite Place To ______" is of the fill-in-the-blank variety.
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

Thursday Challenge

"BOTTLES" (Containers, Cup, Mug, Vase, Beverage, Cosmetic, Ornamental,...)

Some of my perfume bottles.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

J is for Jigsaw Puzzle



Litle niece doing her Jigsaw Puzzle , which will keep her occupied from disturbing her aunt who's busy photographing her.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ruby Tuesday : Red Dustbin



EMPS # 56A - Photographer's choice


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

Dahlias





I just love these gorgeous little dahlias!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Photo Hunt 179 : UPSIDE DOWN

Welcome to my upside-down world!

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Color Carnival # 20



The horses are waiting for the kids for some fun. The photo was taken during a weekday, where most kids are still in school, that's why it look deserted.
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Friday, September 18, 2009

Domesticated Animals

Theme for this week Friday My Town Shoot Out is titled Domestic Animals, chosen by Sandy,from Apache Junction, Arizona, United States.
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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FRESH

Fresh Tomatoes for Thursday Challenge.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

ABC Wednesday : IGUANA

I is for IGUANA

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.