WISH I WERE A LAZY CAT
AND SNOOZE THE DAY AWAY
(This is a cat I often see snoozing on a bench near my block, when I walk to the MRT every morning.)
thoughts like the fall of atoms
Spotted this gigantic pineapple hanging at a pasar malam stall earlier this evening. Since Chinese New Year is coming, everyone, HUAT AH!!!!!! :D
Was reading the Straits Times some time ago when I came across this page which carried two reports on the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands dispute. But what piqued my interest was actually the photograph accompanying the articles……
The Straits Times, 12 September 2012, page A6
When I first saw this photo, I immediately noticed the placard that the protestors on the right were holding. It bore four Chinese characters, all of which contained the ‘鬼’ (ghost) radical. I had never seen those four words in my life, and so immediately went to online Chinese dictionary nciku to check them out.
It turned out that these four words, 魑魅魍魉, are actually pronounced ‘chī mèi wǎng liǎng’. According to nciku, the four words are actually a ‘[g]eneral term for devils; figuratively: all kinds of evil people’. Interesting!
The next thing I noticed about this photo is that it is very tightly framed, and it is difficult to count how many protestors there actually were. For a moment, I wondered if it was a deliberate attempt to obfuscate the true number of protestors for whatever reasons! :P
Scenes from my sister’s Commencement last Saturday, all captured by yours truly……
Before I went to bed on Friday night……
Samantha Chritchell, AP Fashion Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — As editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar, Glenda Bailey has seen some pretty fantastic things — “epic moments,” she calls them.
In her 10 years at the helm of the magazine, she has overseen fancy photo shoots with A-list stars, insider moments with top designers and the times the magazine hits the zeitgeist just right. Bailey highlights many of them in a new book about her decade in charge, “Harper’s Bazaar: Greatest Hits,” and in an interview with The Associated Press, she listed her favorites:
Just wanted to share these with everyone……
Thanks to my detour for dinner, I missed my grand-to-the-nth-degree-juniors’ lion dance performance at my JC’s Mid-Autumn Festival on 11 September, for the first time in seven years! (Yes I’ve been to every single MAF since J1 (2004).) But I didn’t really beat myself up for missing it, haha.