Saturday, 30 July 2005

photo avalanche

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:) from my trip to Shanghai

photos photos and more photos and no time to sort them out.. stacking up in little piles in my drawers, cf cards, hard disks and brain.. :(

Sunday, 24 July 2005

Kusu Sea Lagoon Reefwalk

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an early morning walk on kusu sea lagoon beach at low tide... still amazes me to know that our reefs are so alive... :)

what i think they are... (from top left) “dead man’s fingers” (finger soft coral – Sinularia sp.), anemone coral (Goniopora sp.), maze coral (Platygyra sp.), flowery soft corals (Dendronephthya sp.), peacock anemone, some hard coral (?? Help!! I can’t identify this! :O)

Saturday, 23 July 2005

Labrador Beach

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amazing stuff you can see at low tide...

what i think they are... (from top left) anemone shrimp (on carpet anemone), periwinkles (mating??), common squid (2cm), branching sea anemone #1, branching sea anemone #2, hairy crab, mermaid's fan (seaweed), another anemone, baby polka-dotted nudibranch (1cm), another nudibranch (wow!!), zoanthids (colonial anemone) hard coral (Turbinaria sp.) - thanks Jeffrey!, red egg crab

Monday, 18 July 2005

strong emotions

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it just occurred to me a moment ago...

(actually the "enlightenment" was inspired by my mum yelling at me as i walked through the door cos she was upset i couldn't make it home for dinner (yet again) due to one of my growing list of commitments..)

i realised that... if there is something (some human behaviour or whatever) that upsets or annoys us greatly and we don't figure out how to deal with it soon enough, it is probably going to irritate and frustrate us for the rest of our lives.. ALL THE REST OF OUR LIVES.... 30, 40, 50 years.... unceasingly... unabated...

in truth, i realised my mum grumbles at me in (almost) the VERY SAME WAY she has done ALL THESE YEARS!!

these things will never go away... until we figure out how to make them irritate us less.. or be less angry with them... they will pop up suddenly, rear their ugly heads in our most unexpected moments, when we are weak and vunerable... tired... dejected... feeling lousy...

for some reason, i think my mum has always managed to find something to yell at me about, all these years, even though many things have obviously changed... does yelling actually make her feel good?? ummm.... i doubt it.. so...?

anyway, i think negative emotions are like the "demons" in our lives that a friend of mine used to describe.. apparently, in the monasteries of Tibet, monks hide little knives or ritual daggers (known as 'phurpa') in their sleeves to slay these demons so they are assured of a better life after rebirth..

we need a better life NOW!!

Thursday, 14 July 2005

You are dignified, spiritual, and wise.
Always unsatisfied, you constantly try to better yourself.
You are also a seeker of knowledge and often buried in books.

You tend to be philosophical, looking for the big picture in life.
You dream of inner peace for yourself, your friends, and the world.
A good friend, you always give of yourself first.

Monday, 11 July 2005

Sea Hare (Syphonota geographica)

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fascinating intertidal creatures.. can grow up to 15cm long.

Saturday, 9 July 2005

Reefwalking on Kusu Island

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Tuesday, 5 July 2005

The ONE campaign

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And this is a pic of my MRI brain scan done a little while back (courtesy of my good friend Lynn)...

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THE secret to all the brilliance... wahahahah..