Sunday, May 24, 2015

My Aunty Teresa and Artichoke

I had my first artichoke when I was 21. I was visiting San Francisco from my studies in Canada. My born in Borneo Aunt bought one, cooked it, and showed me how to eat it peeling the layers one by one dipping it in a dressing. I must say, I wasn't impressed, Not much to eat. But I thank my aunty for this experience.

Flora: Nandina

Nandina domestica (/nænˈdiːnə dəˈmɛstɨkə/ nan-DEE-nuh)[1][2][3] commonly known as nandina, heavenly bamboo or sacred bamboo, is a species of flowering plant in the family Berberidaceae, native to eastern Asia from the Himalayas to Japan. It is the only member of the monotypic genus Nandina.Despite the common name, it is not a bamboo but an erect evergreen shrub up to 2 m (7 ft) tall by 1.5 m (5 ft) wide, with numerous, usually unbranched stems growing from ground level.

Friday, May 22, 2015


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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Traffic Jam

Have you ever been in a traffic jam and you are in a hurry to catch the plane?

Well, that just happened to me once, and I missed the plane and had to stay back another night to catch the next day's flight. Luckily I have family to drive me around and to let me stay in their house.

Yesterday, the husband was going to a business meeting. The taxi came late, and there was a traffic jam. he almost missed the plane being the last person to board.

Princess Flower: (Tibouchina urvilleana)

Princess Flower:
A native of Brazil, princess flower (Tibouchina urvilleana) is a glorious addition to tropical and sub-tropical gardens. Its large purple flowers and soft hairy leaves add interest and a burst of color to any landscape. It can also can be used as an indoor container plant in cooler regions, if full light and warmth is provided. Though it is usually a shrub here, it sometimes becomes large enough to form a small ornamental tree. It is also known as glory bush, purple glory bush.

This big bushy,shrub flower blooms in summer here in Auckland. The shape of the flowers and the leaves reminds me of the Singapore rhododendron.

Red Kangaroo essence

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anti-aging, improve prostate signs and symptoms and urinary system problems.
improves fatigue, waist and knees, impotence and premature ejaculation.
the red kangaroo essence can be an effective natural diet right for males and ladies.

Monday, May 18, 2015


when my baby Andrew died, a very good friend gave me a pot of Chrysanthemums. G said she didn't want to give me a bunch of flowers since I had requested," No flowers." Later, when the flowers were gone, she told me that I could grow it in the garden. It thrived and flowered well. It gave me a mixed feeling of my thoughtful friend G, and it also gave me feelings of how much I missed Andrew.