Monday, April 27, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Pocky, the famous Japanese snack food, has inspired admiration and imitation. And gender-specific flavours, such as "bitter" for men. Below is the lesser-known Malaysian "Rocky", which Barry enjoys in pink.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Last weekend we went to Cairns, Australia, to visit our favourite ecosystem, the Great Barrier Reef. They call it "Great", because when you go there, you enter the fantastical world, as shown above with Barry's captions. We didn't take pictures, so as to avoid drowning, but we saw the following fish: starfish, clownfish (nemo), parrotfish, wrasses, groupers, sea slugs, a loggerhead turtle, giant clams, angel fish, cutttlefish, and all the other fish that exist! My favourite fish, the parrotfish, and my favourite snorkellers are shown below. Did you know that clams can exceed a metre in length?No pictures of me in a wetsuit need be shown, but here is my reef-induced joy.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Melaka, known for its historic sites, is also home to the Enduring Beauty Museum. Conveniently housed in a scorchingly non-airconditioned building with the kite and 3D museums (bring your own 3D glasses), this exhibit shows what various people do in the name of beauty. Modern exhibits, featuring Botox, stilettos and silicone leakage are undoubtedly forthcoming.This person demonstrates the supreme stretchiness of lip skin.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Ruins of the Convento do Carmo ruins in Lisbon. Ruins of the Portuguese Cathedral of Saint Paul in Macau.Ruins of the St. Paul's Portuguese church, Melaka. I feel that the roofing labourers of colonial Portugal may have been lacking.