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QUEEN OF THE NIGHT ... bakawali

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  Salam and good day, I walked into my yard early one morning, around 6.30 am and I was greeted by a glorious sight. Glorious because it was such a rare sight to behold.  Yes. I was greeted by the still blooming Bakawali flower or its not so exotic scientific name Epiphyllum Oxytpetallum.   Mind you, I was lucky to be able to catch it still blooming as it was already daylight and the flower was already wilting, never to bloom again .   also known as Queen of the night , Gul-e-Bakavali, Kadupul, Brahma Kamalam, Beauty below the moon Blooming only once a year, the blooming period is said to be from the end of June till early July, which was around the time I took these pictures. Being a night blooming cactus, they start to open after dusk, around 8 or nine pm and start to fade after dawn. hence the name Queen of the night . Not only that, each flower will only bloom once and only for a few hours.  That is why we will never see this flower being sold in flower shops and florist or bloomi

50 YEARS OF QUEEN ... update 4 minit

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DEATH ON TWO LEGS ... dedicated to ...

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Salam and hello Excuse me while I vent a bit of steam here, since I don't have a facebook account. Anyway, facebook is waaaayyyy to public for me to write anything substantial or of a personal nature. Well, what's the problem, PC? you may ask. Boy, are you going to regret asking. Straight to the point, it's the issue of who would be granted the Work From Home option. Mind you, I'm only referring to my own work place.  Back to the subject of who gets to WFH. The Ministry of Health has given a list of people considered as Covid 19 high-risk group. Among those listed are persons 55 years and above and children below 12 years old. So, here's the problem. Firstly, I was born in November 1966 which makes me, technically 55 in 2021. However, my boss deemed me not eligible because my birthdate is in November, therefore, I am not a high-risk person. They quoted the Public Service Department's circular stating a person's age must be counted from his/her birthdate, a

HAWK-MOTH ... oleander or jade

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  Salam and good day 3 hari lepas, sewaktu saya sedang mengemas bahagian hadapan rumah, saya ternampak setompok daun melekat pada eksoz motor anak saya yang sudah tidak digunakan. Namun, sewaktu saya mendekati untuk menyapu daun itu, saya dapati yang ia bukan daun, sebaliknya seekor kupu-kupu yang agak pelik rupanya. Pelik bagi saya kerana tak pernah terjumpa kupu-kupu seperti itu.  inilah kupu-kupu yang saya jumpa Selepas mengambil beberapa photo, saya biarkan saja kupu-kupu itu. Out of curiosity, saya google gambar species kupu-kupu di Malaysia, namun tiada yang padan. Saya google pula rama-rama di Malaysia, sama juga, tiada padanan. Lama juga lah saya mencari, berpuluh-puluh gambar kupu-kupu dan rama-rama yang saya tengok. Akhirnya, saya google 'moth' dan saya dapat dua gambar yang agak serupa dengan yang saya jumpa.  s species pertama adalah  Daphnis nerii , the  oleander hawk-moth  atau  army green moth dari keluarga  Sphingidae atau  hawkmoth.  Oleander hawk-moth/daphnis

CORONAVIRUS RHAPSODY ... stress buster

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  Here we are , bracing the third wave of Coronavirus. still WFH.  Anyway, I found this while browsing for Queen videos, and I just have to post it. Lyrics by comedian Dana Jay Bein, performed by Adrian Grimes, music by Queen obviously. Just a bit of fun to see us through these gloomy times. Enjoy.

HAPPINESS IS ...

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ON A RAINY JANUARY MORNING

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