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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Mushroom Evolved


In order to foster a strong and good relationship, I moved closer, and further closer, to mushrooms.

For I used to hear that “if your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”

Then I heard a mushroom talking to itself in the Wonderland one day.

"What is that?" I asked, thinking that I was already its very closed friend.

This mushroom and I looked at each other for some time in silence; just like the Caterpillar and Alice.

"I am seeking expert advice." It finally  addressed in a slow and low but steady voice.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

"Wisdom" of a Crab


"If you are a bird, why would you live on the ground?"

So weird. Sallie prompts me to ask a crab on my way climbing up Penang Hill.

"If you are crab, why wouldn't you stay nearby a creek and go crabbing in the middle of a road instead."

No way you come all the way to greet me. I am not popular in a crab world.

You too, because you are shellfish?

Or is it hungover, a miscalculated effect after a couple of shots of Dutch courage? Oh do I hear you rightly? Alcohol kills weakest brain cells. Regular consumption of alcohol thus helps take us to a new level of smartness.

What a crab.



Saturday, July 30, 2016

Life List

I was inside a huge cage watching cages of animals.

Feeling so excited.

I photographed owls and I talked about owls. They were my lifers.


But the owls were bored.

I was only one of the many thousands passersby who came and went. Do they keep a "life list" too?


They closed their eyes, as if to say, "Wait until you are a rat, I shall then have interest in you."

Saturday, July 23, 2016

"Mushroom Go"

To his embarrassment, the mushroom master could not capture a single mushroom during his trip to Australia, even in a zoo.

Oh I thought there must be an abundance of mushrooms in a zoo, just like kangaroos (at least they are alike by having two o in them). 

Have kangaroos eaten all of them, and the later formed a colourful world of white, black, brown, orange, red, yellow and green mushrooms inside these kangaroos' stomach?

Though no inside view, here is the non-extraordinary look of a kangaroo.


And of course, a koala too, who is paid to sleep and rest. That is a non-easy job.




Saturday, July 16, 2016

Life is good at ten degrees Celsius

"Stop worrying about the world ending today. It's already tomorrow in Australia."  -- Charles M. Schulz

But that is not why we went to Perth last week.

Life is too busy, no room for worry.

Life is very relaxed, yet these birds showed no anxious moments too.

A shag reciprocated by clapping its wings while a smiling foreigner was approaching. 


A gull exhibited ladylike qualities, as ladylike as Audrey Hepburn, and withheld all its noisy scavenger manners.



Life is so good at ten degrees Celsius.