Sunday, December 30, 2012


After nearly 4 months in the pot, here is the bounty from about 5 spuds planted from a grab bag of mixed fingerlings that had been sitting around. Not too bad. The greens and leaves hadn't really completely wilted or died as most literature I read said should happen when they are ready to harvest. Though as Ozzie the dog began to enjoy snacking on the green tops, and with all the rain in December, the pot was eternally waterlogged, so it seemed like a good guess to pull them up. Next time I'll use one a potato bags (that Theresa gifted me for X-mas!), so I can keep layering the soil higher and higher to get more potatoes.

Someone gave me a massive evecherria succulent off of freecycle a few months back that was in bad shape. I cut off all the thingers and replanted them in a few pots/boxes, and they are now exploding:
Ozzie the potato top eater.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

D & M

Durian and mangosteen season was in full wing. Hooi's parents brought us to this durian stand outside Kuala Lumpur and picked out the plumpest durians for a proper tasting of the prickly and smellerific fruit. Naturally, you must top of your durians with a round of mangosteens afterward. Even a peon from medieval times could have postulated such a correlation beforehand. So we relented to such generosity and indulged.

Check it:
An unusually pale looking Malaysian scopes out the durians

Sunday, December 2, 2012


This was a pretty cool picture I took in Krabi town, Thailand. Hope he gets the 10 cent bottle refund.

Saturday, December 1, 2012


Tiger A, wants in on the water, pondering a move:

Tiger A, pounces:

Tiger B, making a comeback: