Archive for March, 2010

Leonie’s View: Photography at the Perfect Angle

March 31, 2010

A friend emailed these  pictures today! Photography from the perfect angle.

Brigittes’ Pick: What A Split Second Looks Like

March 29, 2010

More Climactic moments!

Supposing they gave a civil war and nobody came?

March 27, 2010

Bangkok could not be described as quiet. But it never is. However the Red Shirt mass demo was a dud. If you were thinking about abandoning your Thailand holiday plans I’d suggest a rethink. This country is not going to explode. From what I’ve seen I reckon you’ll be fine!

Leonie: Metaphor for many other things you think you’re seeing … or not!

March 27, 2010

Amazing! 🙂 See this as metaphor for many other things you think you’re seeing … or not! 😉
Don’t forget the key though: “If your brain works normally …” lol. I didn’t say it … 🙂


This is quite interesting……

If your brain works normally this is neat.

This is another example of an amazing illusion!!! The last sentence
Is so true.

If your eyes follow the movement of the rotating pink dot, the dots
Will remain only one colour – pink.

Optical illusion

Click on this picture to see animation

However if you stare at the black ‘ + ‘ in the centre, the moving
Dot turns to green.Now, concentrate on the black ‘ + ‘ in the centre of the picture.

After a short period, all the pink dots will slowly disappear, and
You will only see only a single green dot rotating.

It’s amazing how our brain works. There really is no green dot , and
The pink ones really don’t disappear.

This should be proof enough, we don’t always see what we think we see.

Brigitte’s Pick: Quote of the day, “Whatever You Give A Woman, She Will Make Greater.”

March 25, 2010

Quote of the day: “Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she’ll give you a baby.
If you give her a house, she’ll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she’ll give you a meal.
If you give her a smile, she’ll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her.
So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit.”

Brigitte’s Pick: To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity…

March 25, 2010

To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity…

This is definitely full disclosure…

To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity
1.At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down.
2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom.. Don’t Disguise Your Voice!
3. Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, ask If They Want Fries with that..
4. Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks . Once Everyone has Gotten Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch to Espresso..
5. In the Memo Field Of All Your Checks, Write ‘ For Marijuana.
6.Skip down the hall Rather Than Walk and see how many looks you get.
7. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.
8. Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is ‘To Go’.
9. Sing Along At The Opera.
10.Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends You Can’t Attend Their Party Because You have a headache.
11. When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream ‘I Won! I Won!’
12. When Leaving the Zoo, Start Running towards the Parking lot, Yelling ‘Run For Your Lives! They’re Loose!’
13..Tell Your Children Over Dinner, ‘Due To The Economy, We Are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go.’

And The Final Way To Keep A Healthy Level Of Insanity

Send This E-mail To Someone To Make Them Smile. It’s Called… THERAPY

More Colours In Bangkok: Meet the Black Suits

March 25, 2010

Lots of Red Shirts (anti-govt), lots of Yellow Shirts (pro-govt), more than a few White Shirts (neutral), and now the Black Suits. This latest contribution to an increasingly Rainbow Nation arrived in the form of opposition MPs seeking to block new legislation. The Black Suits initiative failed. I checked the Red Shirt protest camp, conveniently situated outside my wife’s office and was offered a foot massage, discounted noodles and the chance to buy some photo shopped poster images of the current PM blended with a prostitute. I told the vendor that I would prefer a poster of Thaksin charging as to war on a water buffalo. He said he’d run out of stock. But should have more on the weekend to cater for the latest mass demo demand.

Politics! You know it makes sense!

Fish Ate My Feet: Follow Up

March 25, 2010

Last month I posted a story about a downtown Bangkok fish tank filled with fish that would (for a small fee) obligingly graze dead skin on one’s feet and provide a soothing massage. A lot of fun!

I have since learned that the species is called Garra Rufa and originates in Turkey where it can be found thriving in thermal springs with temperatures of up to 42 degrees C. Also known as nibble fish or Kangal, the fish, which are toothless, secrete a saliva that is beneficial in the treatment of psoriasis and dermatitis. Allied prisoners building the infamous bridge over the river Kwai used them to clean ulcers. Kangal, the Turkish town where they were first discovered (allegedly) is now a health spa.

FISH ADVISORY: Cheapskate icythiotherapists sometimes resort to using ‘lookalike’ chin chin tilapia which can at times eat a lot more than dead skin.  To avoid wounds, make sure you dangle your feet in Garra Rufa waters!

If you would like your own personal pedicure the fish and tanks are commercially available (you can also rent them for parties if you live in Singapore).

Wikipedia, as usual, can let you know more but the most informative site I’ve found on my fishing trip is

Shadow Magic

March 25, 2010

Here is a glimpse of some clever trick art from the Master of Light and Shadow. Click the picture to see more!

Trick art Master-of-light-and-shadow-10

Clever work with light and shadow!

The Right Kind of Bush Fire!

March 24, 2010

A good friend just told me that he was out in the Bush this weekend and came upon a Poachers’ camp. Here’s a camp fire with a difference!

Marshmallows anyone?

poachers camp being burned

Namibia, poachers camp being burned

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