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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

It's almost Christmas time! Countdown day three to me. Most of my friends are in holiday except me... Let's not talk about holiday or work... This is the first time my little angel's secret garden celebrating Christmas. Therefore, a little snowflakes Christmas tree here to wish you an early Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year. Thanks for visiting & supporting my little 4 months old baby. May all your dreams come true. Stay happy & healthy always.

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ten Weirdest New Animals of 2010

The world is full of mysterious and unusual "things". Therefore, the hunger in discovering new things never slow down among scientist. Thanks for their curiousity and enthusiasm in exploring the beauty of Earth in an attempts to unearth the new things. Or else, we would never know the "weirdest new animals" on Earth.

Photograph courtesy Bedford Institute of Oceanography

Photograph courtesy Peter Koomen

Photograph courtesy Piotr Naskrecki, Conservation International

Photograph courtesy Robin Moore, ILCP

Photograph courtesy Laurence Madin, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

 Photograph courtesy Lee Grismer

Photograph courtesy Karen Gowlett-Holmes

Photograph by Michael Goulding/Copeia

Photograph courtesy PLoS ONE

 Photograph courtesy Ngwe Lwin

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Spring & Summer Color Trends 2011

Christmas is around the corner, it's reminding me the end of the year 2010. It's time to prepare and present the best of ourselves in the brand new year 2011. And, don't miss the fashion trends for spring and summer in 2011 too. Being browsed through most of the fashion websites, all of them have one thing in common ~ color. Therefore, helping to shape the numerous trends we'll wear throughout the year are a number of colour trends that a lot of designers and labels will use to shape their collection. Hence, let's have a peak of color trends in 2011.

"Soften", "Energize", "Excite" and "Uplifting" are keywords for Spring/Summer 2011. For the Spring / Summer 2011 season they've put forwards five key colour trends.

Spring personified in a palette, the colors that make up this Spring 2011 color trend are mostly named after flowers: iris, viola, daffodil, poppy, and geranium.

This is one color trend for those who are loud and proud.

New Classic
According to Lenzing new and unexpected twists on classic elements, and naturally bright pigments, will develop into new classics. "Fabrics are classic, materials the same but all elements are somewhat twisted: fibers in unusual yarn-spinning and -counts, classical weave patterns in atypical materials clashed with a curious checkered design, an embroidery where you didn't expect it - nothing loud, just enough to make you startle."

An obvious color theme for Spring 2011 because of its nautical tones, such obviousness is also what is likely to see it lazily interpreted and applied - a danger for designers and labels looking to apply seasonal colors to their basics. To avoid such misapplication, it should be used with "floating" pieces where the fabric is the focus; an interpretation of the sheer clothing trend seems a strong contender if you intend to work this color theme through your wardrobe.

Subtle colours, bar for the jet black, this is a color trend all about sheen; in effect, luxurious and radiant colors menat to match with your radiant Summer tan.

Lingerie / Swimwear Spring 2011 Colour Trends

Along with their take on the motifs that we'll be wearing in Spring 2011, Interfiliere have also released their interpretation of the season's colour trends. Their choice for the colours you should be picking for your swimwear and lingerie are an eclectic range of hues, and ones better suited to swimwear than they are to the boudoir.

You may read the Spring and Summer color trends 2011 of Le Cuir A Paris for more information. 

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Spectacular Photos of Animal Migration

Animal migration is the travelling of long distances in search of a new habitat/home. The trigger for the migration is usually a response to lower temperatures resulting in a reduced food supply, and a change in day length. Migration is common in mammals, fish , and some insects but is most marked in birds. To be counted as a true migration, and not just a local dispersal or irruption, the movement of the animals should be an annual or seasonal occurrence. Here are some examples of truly awesome, breathtaking, and spectacular animal migration photos that you should see yourself. Enjoy the photos!

White Pilcans, Lousiana
Photograph by Annie Griffiths

Flamingo, Yucatan Peninsula
Photograph by Robert B. Haas 

 Jellyfish, Palau
Photograph courtesy National Geographic Television 

 Burchell's Zebra, Botswana
Photograph by Beverly Joubert 

Wildebeest, Kenya/Tanzania
Photograph by Anup Shah 

Albatross, Falkland Islands
Photograph by NGT

Pronghorn, Wyoming
Photograph by Joe Riis 

Bison, South Dakota 
Photograph by Joel Sartore

Mexican Free-Tailed Bats, Texas
Photograph by Joel Sartore 

Snow Geese, New Mexico 
Photograph by Ralph Lee Hopkins 

Walrusses, Svalbard 
Photograph by Paul Nicklen 

Gentoo Penguins, South Georgia 
Photograph by Paul Nicklen 

Monarch Butterflies, Mexico 
 Photograph by Joel Sartore 

Samburu Elephants, Kenya 
Photograph by Michael Nichols 

Elephant Seals & King Penguins 
Photograph by Paul Nicklen 

Red Crabs 
 Photograph by NGT

 Photograph by NGT

Army Ants
Photograph by NGT


Friday, November 26, 2010

Travel guide to Hokkaido, Japan

Hokkaido {北海道} is one of my "must go" places when I travel to Japan. Hokkaido formerly known as Ezo, Yezo, Yesso or Yeso. Hokkaido is an island in the northernmost of Japan and consist of the 22% of the total land area of the country yet only 5% of the population lives here. As an island, Hokkaido is currently being the 21th largest islands in the world. It's really hard to imagine the fact of it. There are many attractions in Hokkaido, including skiing, hiking, camping, motorcycling, biking, rafting, canoeing, fishing…even bird-watching. Hence, I'm going to bookmark a few places that you shouldn't be missed when travel to Hokkaido.

Furano Lavender Farm

In Furano Lavender Farm, you'll impress with the purple carpet of lavenders on the vast land of Hokkaido. Enjoy the flowers covering hills, mountains and the sky. Its magnificent view will definitely touches your heart.

Akan National Park

Akan National Park is protected and run by the government in Hokkaido. This expansive park (905 sq km) contains volcanic peaks, large caldera lakes and thick forests. The park's attractions are its three sparkling clear mountain lakes, the eponymous Lake Akan, Lake Mashū and Lake Kussharo. The volcanoes spawned from the lakes featured an amazing natural scenic landscape weaving together forests, lakes and volcanoes.

Noboribetsu Onsen Hot Spring

Noboribetsu-onsen attracts people by its various springs with nine different qualities. The three most popular hot springs that can beautify your skin are sulfur spring, ferruginous spring and alum spring. This is really a good experience for you to see beautiful scenery, and banish the fatigue of travel in the hot spring.

 Niseko Ski/Snowboarding

If you ask skiers and snowboarders in Japan,“which ski and snowboarding slopes do you want to visit most in the country?”, then many of them will probably answer“Hokkaido's!”. The Hokkaido's slopes have the finest powder snow compared to other slopes in Japan. You will love the experience of skiing/snowboarding on the finest powder snow, plus snowboarding on the snowfield and banana-boat on the frozen lake are assures you to have great fun. And, Niseko is the most famous ski resort in Hokkaido.

Sapporo ~ Beautiful National Scenery

Every city in Hokkaido is designed in an articulate manner so that nature and the cities function harmoniously. Especially, Sapporo is the biggest city of all the cities in the Northern part of Japan after Tokyo whose population marks over 1.8 million. You will be surprised to learn its cutting-edge culture and to find many inspirations as well as plenty of nature in the heart of Sapporo city. Also, both Hakodate and Otaru, cities located in the South of Hokkaido and North of Sapporo, have a somewhat nostalgic atmosphere because of Western culture brought into the cities more than 100 years ago. Those two cities are definitely worth dropping by when you visit Hokkaido!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Interesting facts that you never knew in life... Trivia II

Great interesting facts or knowledge that you never knew in life continue..... Enjoy the trivia II that I've gathered for you and..... me.

51. Wasps taste like pine nuts, beetles taste like an apple and best of all… if you run out of bacon for Sunday breakfast you can eat worms from the garden because they taste like bacon.

52. If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand 7 feet, 2 inches tall.

53. Most people are an inch taller at night.

54. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

55. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

56. The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

57. Blueberry juice boosts memory

58. The flea can jump 350 times its body length.

59. Each year, about 500,000 detectable earthquakes occur in the world. About 100,000 of those can be felt and about 100 of them cause damage.

60. A queen bee lays 1500 eggs a day

61. The city of Portland in Oregon was named after a coin toss in 1844. Heads for Portland and tails for Boston.

62. The African cicada fly spends 17 years sleeping, then wakes up for two weeks, mates and then die.

63. The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.

64. The tongue is the only body muscle that is attached from one end only.

65. Starfish don't have brains.

66. Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.

67. Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

68. In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined.

69. On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.

70. The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

71. Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

72. Kangaroos can not walk backwards.

73. Most alcoholic beverages contain all 13 minerals necessary to sustain human life.

74. Non-dairy creamer is flammable.

75. The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com.

76. How does a shark find fish? It can hear their hearts beating.

77. Penguins can convert salt water into fresh water.

78. Avocados have more protein than any other fruit.

79. The average car produces a pound of pollution every 25 miles!

80. The most powerful electric eel is found in the rivers of Brazil, Columbia, Venezuela, and Peru, and produces a shock of 400-650 volts.

81. Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country.

82. When a giraffe's baby is born it falls from a height of six feet, normally without being hurt.

83.One of the ingredients in dynamite is peanuts.

84. If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

85. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

86. The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

87. Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.

88. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

89. 23% of all photocopier faults world-wide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.

90. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.

91. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

92. Goldfish's memory lasts only three seconds.

93. The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

94. Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them; a fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.

95. On average people fear spiders more than they do death.

96. 90% of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.

97. The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle.

98. An Albatross can sleep while it is flying.

99. One-gallon of used motor oil can ruin about one million gallons of fresh water

100. The creator of the NIKE Swoosh symbol was paid only $35 for the design.