Monday, February 28, 2011

101 Post!

I am so excited it's my 101 post! I didn't think I could make it to 100 but here it is my 101 post! It took me two years to achieve it but I did it YAY! I thought I would make 101 characters for every post I've done but I didn't have enough time. I should've purchased a bamboo or just drawn 101 dalmatians to make my life easier but I succeeded in creating 45 characters! Check them out!

The funny thing is I'm not sure which was more challenging, creating 101 characters or trying to fit them in 8.5 x11 document hahaha. Anyway, I had a lot of fun and a little bit of sleep.

Your Life is your message to the world. Make it Inspiring.
Lorrin L Lee

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Lost Art

"Garden" by Ayame

I was looking through my box for my passport and I found this drawing tucked between papers. I don't remember when this was created but I know who did this masterpiece based on the style of drawing. Perhaps its a sign that Spring is approaching. I can't wait to see all the plants emerging from their dormancy and flowers in plethora of colors! This also reminds me of this picture that I also found by accident. That's me and my sister in Green Spring garden. It's been a while since I've visited the place, I am looking forward for the next encounter . A special note to Ayame – thanks for all the wonderful art.

"In the garden, my soul is sunshine." – Proverb

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Alluring Angler

“Don't worry I'll help you find your soulmate.

I was searching the web for the most romantic animals and found this site.
It contains a comprehensive list of the worlds most romantic creatures; unfortunately, we were not included. This list includes:
  1. Brolga
  2. Elephants
  3. Bowerbirds
  4. Angler Fish
  5. Terns
  6. Alligators
  7. White-Crested Hornbill
Amongst the seven, I found the Angler fish most interesting. First of all it's the only fish in the list and has the most unique features. They have massive heads and crescent-shaped mouth with numerous sharp pointed teeth. Anglers acquired their name from their dorsal spine that protrudes above their mouths like a fishing rod. This luminous lure contains millions of bioluminescent bacteria which help attract preys or future mates. When a male angler finds a female angler, it latches itself by biting the female's body. Overtime, the male fuses with the female's skin and begins to degenerate until its eyes and internal organs disappear. This type of encounter is very rare so when both sexes meet the relationship becomes eternal.

And for those of you who enjoy romantic movies, I recommend you watch Up. It's one of my top most favorite romantic movies next to my all time favorite While You Were Sleeping.

The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring.
~ Oscar Wilde.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Happy Bunny Year!

This is a bit late but I just want to tell everyone Happy Chinese New Year. It's the year of the rabbit according to the Chinese lunar calendar, which means an auspicious year for this sign. Rabbits are known to be wise, considerate, serene and fragile. They make excellent fashion designers, therapist, actors, PR agents and writers. They are most compatible with those born in the years of the Sheep, Pig, and Dog. Here are some fascinating facts about these fuzzy creatures.

  1. Rabbits don't eat breakfast cereals. They are "coprophagous" animals, which means they favor poop over Trix.
  2. They don't eat or lay Cadbury eggs. They are strictly herbivores but love licorice now and then. It's not recommended to feed them sweets since they are incapable of throwing up food that upsets their stomach.
  3. Not all bunnies live in the Playboy Mansion. Only imaginary rabbits make their homes in various places. In reality, rabbits live in burrows except for cottontails which prefers above ground nests, same goes for hares. Rabbits and hares are related but not the same. Baby rabbits (kits) are altrical, meaning they are born without sight, hairless and helpless while hares are precocial, they are equipped with hair and eyes but asocial. So don't expect them showing up in your next tea party.
  4. Rabbits jump, not hop, for joy. Rabbits are happy creatures unlike Blinky from the Simpsons. They do the "happy dance" on occasion by twisting, twitching and jumping. This behavior is called binky.

Below is a photo of Chinese Folk Artists in rabbit costumes in Beijing. The Chinese Lunar year is also known as the Spring Festival. It's celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the 15th day.

Source: Express Newspaper

Also check out the lantern festival. It's really beautiful – enjoy!