Monday, November 22, 2010

Zin's actual birthday celebration

Today we're going to celebrate Zin's birthday AGAIN

After he went to the toilet
we surprised him with a Mango Cheesecake

Oh yea.. there were also
beer, wine, pork chops, chicken drumsticks, fruit platter etc

Lets take a walk in Zin's backyard..

Hieracium lachenalii aka Common Hawkweed
belongs to the sunflower family
it is said that hawks could chew on these plants
to improve their eyesight
they are in abundance throughout summer

Strelitzia Reginae also known as Bird of Paradise
or in Singapore we call it the "Hornbill Flower"
cos it looks like the Hornbill bird
originates from South Africa but
grows well in anywhere warm and sunny

Shy little Scincidae (skink)
they look like snakes with legs
or lizards without necks
around 12-35cm in length
very harmless and often kept as domestic pets

Helix Aspersa, your common Garden Snail
Although its edible, the ones you get in your restaurants
are Helix Pomatia (Burgundy Snail/Escargot)
which has a larger shell aperture
a popular escargot is Gary the Snail from Spongebob Squarepants

Ipomoea Nil aka Ivy Morning Glory
Something you see almost everyday

Sphodromantis Viridis aka African Mantis
commonly kept as pets, cute right?

Spot the bee!
Notice that all the insects are so tiny
thats because summer just started
gradually u'll see a lot of huge creepy crawlers
all over the place in no time

Tyrannosaurus (tyrant lizard)
the largest land carnivore of all time
but only has a maximum lifespan of 28 years old


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