Sunday, November 27, 2005

Ramayana


Ramayana
Originally uploaded by lekowala.
This has been such a good read. I am at the epilogue. And for the whole of this morning, I have used tactics such as playing VCDs of Hi-Five one after the other to evade the marauding kids and wife to reach pg 423. Its such a wonderful thing to find a good book. TV just becomes crass entertainment. The book is a novelised story of Prince Rama, bound by virtue, driven to become an ascetic with his dutiful brother Lakshmana and ever faithful wife Sita. They stay in the forest for 14 years and at the end of that, Rama slays the king of the demons or Rakshasas to rescue his virtuous wife Sita who has been held captive for a year in Lanka. In the meantime, his other brother Bharata, who instead of taking to the throne in Rama's absence, rather, serves the sandals worn briefly by Rama and lives as an ascetic as well. The exciting part is the final confrontation by Rama and his new allies, the monkeys, the most valiant of which is Hanuman. Well back to the book... and a nice serving of yoghurt ice-cream.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Ramayana


Ramayana
Originally uploaded by lekowala.
This has been such a good read. I am at the epilogue. And for the whole of this morning, I have used tactics such as playing VCDs of Hi-Five one after the other to evade the marauding kids and wife to reach pg 423. Its such a wonderful thing to find a good book. TV just becomes crass entertainment. The book is a novelised story of Prince Rama, bound by virtue, driven to become an ascetic with his dutiful brother Lakshmana and ever faithful wife Sita. They stay in the forest for 14 years and at the end of that, Rama slays the king of the demons or Rakshasas to rescue his virtuous wife Sita who has been held captive for a year in Lanka. In the meantime, his other brother Bharata, who instead of taking to the throne in Rama's absence, rather, serves the sandals worn briefly by Rama and lives as an ascetic as well. The exciting part is the final confrontation by Rama and his new allies, the monkeys, the most valiant of which is Hanuman. Well back to the book... and a nice serving of yoghurt ice-cream.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

crabstick


crabstick
Originally uploaded by lekowala.
sitting on a fence?
crabstick?
look ma, eight hands?
no crab is an island?
beam me up Scottie?
caught in a sticky situation?
sitting duck?
kicking my heels, all eight of them?
karate crab?
waterlocked?
refugia?
wrong end of the stick?
this is a stickup?

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

crabstick


crabstick
Originally uploaded by lekowala.
sitting on a fence?
crabstick?
look ma, eight hands?
no crab is an island?
beam me up Scottie?
caught in a sticky situation?
sitting duck?
kicking my heels, all eight of them?
karate crab?
waterlocked?
refugia?
wrong end of the stick?
this is a stickup?

One day during high tide...


crabtalk
Originally uploaded by lekowala.

Monday, November 21, 2005

One day during high tide...


crabtalk
Originally uploaded by lekowala.

Friday, November 18, 2005

jellyfishing


jellyfishing
Originally uploaded by lekowala.
The finer points of jellyfishing! I have been watching too much of spongebob!

shadows dancing


shadows.JPG
Originally uploaded by lekowala.
Its another Otterman crab sampling session and the last hide is where we set up the equipment and lay the groundsheet for measurements later. This play of light and dark from the reflection of the ripples is just so mesmerising.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

jellyfishing


jellyfishing
Originally uploaded by lekowala.
The finer points of jellyfishing! I have been watching too much of spongebob!

shadows dancing


shadows.JPG
Originally uploaded by lekowala.
Its another Otterman crab sampling session and the last hide is where we set up the equipment and lay the groundsheet for measurements later. This play of light and dark from the reflection of the ripples is just so mesmerising.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Scrutinising corals at Pasir Ris


Coral
Originally uploaded by lekowala.
A day before this, my fellow trainees and I were at the Science Centre and we gazed at the stars in a dome-shaped tent which had the stars projected onto the dome. The guide took us through Orion to the Big Dipper, Canis major and Canis minor and we all gazed in wonder at the constellations. I could have just stared into "space" for another hour and at some point, I said these words to my friend, "You know, I'd really like my children to gaze at the stars in wonderment than to look into a microscope in confusion".

Matt says "Cheese"


Matt says "Cheese"
Originally uploaded by lekowala.
Matt's turning 2 soon and is at the age where he is suppose to be cute and fun. He also asks for ribena, turns it down when its made, asks for cold water and turns it down when its poured for him... all in the span of 2 mins.

Brothers at the beach


brothers at the beach.JPG
Originally uploaded by lekowala.
My parents used to take me to the beach when I was young. I remember my elder sister and I swimming and going from rock pool to rock pool. We really lost track of time. Pasir Ris is one of the better beaches for scrutinising dead corals and seashells.