Thursday, June 27, 2019

double decker boat

My great grand ma/Ah Tai had one of these double decker boats. It plied up and down the Rejang river collected dried padi and taking them to her rice mill.Image may contain: one or more people, people standing and outdoor

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

ABC Letter Y for Yucca

When Auckland-based GP Diane Edwards decided to spend a morning  pottering around in her garden, she never expected to end the day having lost half of her hearing. 
The damage was done by the popular sword-leafed yucca plant, which recent medical research highlighted as a surprisingly common cause of nasty ear injuries. 
"I was just clearing the dead fronds off the yucca we had in our pool area," Edwards said. "One of the leaves wouldn't come off easily and as I gave it a final tug it catapulted me backwards and as I fell one of the green fronds snaked into my ear and went right through to penetrate my inner ear."

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Saturday, June 22, 2019


what happens when fog lands on yr plant?
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.

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

ABC Letter X, Mexico

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A treasured ancient food staple of Mexico and South America, with edible leaves and an abundance of protein rich seeds produced in long season areas, it also serves admirably as a cut flower and adds drama to the back of the border.  

Cultivated by the Aztecs 8,000 years ago and still a native crop in Peru, the ancient history of amaranth can be traced to Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula. Today, it's grown in Africa, India, China, Russia, throughout South America, and emerging once again in North America.

Somewhat of an unknown quantity to many, amaranth is tall - often six feet – with broad green leaves, bright red or gold flowers, and around 60 different species. The flowers are made up of miniscule, grain-like buds, one reason why this plant often falls into the "grain" category. But amaranth isn't technically a grain like oats, wheat, or rice. It's sometimes referred to as a "pseudo-cereal" because its nutritional profile is very similar.

One of the most important aspects of this tiny grain is that it's gluten-free. When ground, the flour is generally a pale ivory shade, although the red "buds" can be ground as well for a red-tinged and very healthful grain.

abc wed letter x

abc letter x for sox, Sox | Definition of Sox at
This post is for my blog, an alphabetical meme.
Mar 9, 2009 - noun, plural socks or for 1, also sox. a short stocking usually reaching to the calf or just above the ankle. This pair of sox was provided by the hospital when I had my operation. It has tiny strips which prevents me from slipping.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

ABC WEdnesday, W for water filter.

saw in Australia, not sure what they are for. When I was very young, early primary school, in the government quarters, we had a porcelain water container similar to this.

Am very surprised that people still use this water filters. A bereaved mother told me that she donated a water cooler to her dead son's memory.

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Saturday, June 8, 2019


I made a very interesting friend from Hungary via a friend from church.  Baji Béla is interested in permaculture.  I share 2 of his photos he sent to my facebook.
Permaculture is a branch of ecological designecological engineering, and environmental design which develops sustainablearchitecture and self-maintained horticultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems.[1][2]
The core ethics of permaculture are:[3][4]
  • Take care of the earth: Provision for all life systems to continue and multiply. This is the first principle, because without a healthy earth, humans cannot flourish.
  • Take care of the people: Provision for people to access those resources necessary for their existence.
  • Share the surplus: Healthy natural systems use outputs from each element to nourish others. We humans can do the same. By governing our own needs, we can set resources aside to further the above principles.

Hello Ann! Last weekend I was in a remote place of the great plain of Hungary. The leading people of the Hungarian permaculture had a convergence. The houses are getting abandoned on such rural site. But typically young people wishing to live a life more close to the Nature, buy such houses, renovate them. I'm sending you some pictures of the landscape, and their house being on halfway in renovating.
Miles Anthony Smith, MBA
Content Manager
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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

ABC Letter V for volcano

Beyond where u see brown hill, is the remnants of a volcano. I was told when the British were fighting the Maoris, the Maoris hid there. The British barricaded them, but they couldn't force them to come out for months. The British found the Maoris had burrowed a long distance to the reservoir. The Maoris caught eels and had plenty of water.

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