Posted in Singapore

Chocolate. Glorious Glorious Chocolate.

When Fahim and I left New Zealand in July 2011, we stopped over in Singapore for a…

Posted in Life

The Many Faces of Fahim

Right. So this GIF was created automatically using Google+'s magic. And I shared the photo publically on…

Posted in New Zealand

Now tell me what these two have in common

First, we have: And then we have: Tell me. What DO they have in common, dear reader?…

Posted in New Zealand

Leonard Nimoy and Auckland – What do they have in common?

Watch the video first. Then look at the picture. And tell me what you figure out. 😀

Posted in New Zealand

A Room With A View

Auckland is an amazingly beautiful place to live. Beautiful views, clean air, next to no litter in…

Posted in New Zealand Sri Lanka

Birds, Birds, Birds

While we didn't have as many birds in Auckland as we did in Sri Lanka, we still…

Posted in New Zealand

Life in Auckland, New Zealand – the Early Days

We were in New Zealand for close to half a year. During that time, we were in…

Posted in Life New Zealand Sri Lanka

A new adventure in New Zealand

From New Zealand Fahim and I arrived in New Zealand last on the 28th of February. By…

Posted in New Zealand

Our View

We landed in Auckland, New Zealand. The weather? Not pass-out-from-the-heat hot. Pleasant. Not too warm, not too…

Posted in Life

Where in the world are Fahim and Laurie?

Image via Wikipedia Fahim and I have a new adventure happening. We’re flying off – theoretically, at…

Posted in Geekery

…And Then There Was the Rackspace Saga…

So I mentioned the awful awful awful service we’ve received from Fahim and I decided that,…

Posted in Geekery

The SLHost Saga

Fahim and I have had a VPS – virtual private server – with for a while….

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Lettuce Be Happy

On the left is what a head of lettuce normally looks like here. 🙁 On the right…

Posted in Geekery My Photography Photography

Experimenting with Macros without a Macro Lens

I came across this article on Photojojo about using your existing lens and turning it around to…

Posted in Life

Bang! Pop!! Crackle!!! Fire!!!!

Bang! Pop! Crackle crackle sizzle! Bang! Crackle crackle crackle! Those were the sounds that hit my ears…

Posted in Life

Baby Jumbu!

Jumbu, or as Fahim insists, Jambu, is a fruit that grows here. This is a picture of…

Posted in Life

Hot Off the Presses! Photos of Chameleon Sex!

I spot one of my garden chameleons on the jambu tree, where he normally perches. … Honestly, my first thought was “hmm, he’s getting lunch”, even though I didn’t think lizards ate other lizards. … Then, a second or two later – cuz, yes, they really were that fast – separated, although that took a couple of seconds, too.

Posted in Sri Lanka

White-Rumped Munias Building a Nest

There’s been the makings of a nest between the eavestroughing and the house since as long as I’ve lived here, which is over three years. Until now, I’ve seen no activity involving it – no birds coming and going, no building, nothing. … Squatters or no, I’m glad they’ve taken over the vacant space. 🙂 These pictures are taken from the end of February.

Posted in My Photography Sri Lanka

Project #365 Day 194 – Green and Black

I played with colour and light, and upped the black intensity in combination with getting as close as I could to the palm leaf.

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Ice Cream Trishaw

Most of you probably have ice cream trucks or bicycles where you live. i’m thinking probably trucks. Here, it’s mostly trishaws. Same general principle…

Posted in My Photography Sri Lanka

Project #365 Day 193 – Green Blobs, Yellow Speckles, and Splashes of Red

I’ve mentioned before that we have a few croton plants in our garden. I love them – they’re colourful and interesting to look at, methinks, and even lovelier after a good rain. 🙂 I hope you enjoy looking at my crotons as much as I have. 🙂

Posted in Sri Lanka

A Squirrel Is A-Frolickin’

He must have broken free from his travelling circus where he works on the tightrope. … Because, honestly, other than ants or other bugs on the bark, what could the squirrel possibly be interested in? … Apparently, he’s had enough of me snapping his picture.

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Flowers! Flowers!! Flowers!!! Ixora!!!!

These flowers are ixora, which I learned just recently from Krishna Mohan in a comment he left…

Posted in My Photography Sri Lanka

Project #365 Day 192 – Papaya Leaf

This is a papaya leaf from the volunteer papaya tree growing in our front yard. We still don’t know whether it’s a boy plant, a girl plant, or a bisexual/hermaphrodite plant.

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Jasmine Blooming

A month and a half back, Fahim and I were returning home when we saw this truck. … Cuz I really don’t think we’re in an alternate universe right now, you know? As it turns out, we got our answer when the car we were in passed the truck.