The Snowflake Man (my Soul Mate).

There was once a man named Wilson Bentley. He was crazy about Snowflakes. He was CRAZY about Snowflakes! Their shapes, sizes, and the fact that no two snowflakes are the same – he was as curious on the topic of snowflakes as Alice was about everything. It was this curiosity of his that lead him to inventing a device (microscope + camera) that allowed him to actually witness real snowflakes.

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Now let me inform you about his work. As far as I know, snowflakes melt rather quickly. I have never experienced snow but, I mean ice – it melts fast too. To actually capture the image of a real life snowflake in a self invented device, I am nothing more than impressed at the thought of this actually working out! I mean, just imagine! a microscopic snowflake being captured within a certain time limit before it melts! Its just an absurdly, yet truly a wonderful idea which has been practiced and carried out by Bentley.

It wasn’t just a curiosity; it was a passion. A beautiful passion, that let him make the most out of his life (and an album/diary of pictures of snowflakes)

Thus, I leave you with this, a MUST watch documentary – which I came to know the existence of through Poseidons99. Thanks to them, I know of the existence of such a passionate person 😀

A bit of his work – according to Google:

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A question may cross your mind: why I consider him my soul mate? and here is thy answer –

According to Wikipedia, he was born on the 7th of February (on the same day as me! :D). And for his craziness and love for snowflakes (mine, although, visibly less than his, in quantity but not so much in quality). So, he was my soul mate ahaha 😀

Thank you for reading 😀

– ❤ from the Little Snowflake

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Cute Blog Award

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A Cute Blog Award! Kawaiii :3

I would like to thank Tinyexpats for this awesome nomination! An amazing mother who in my opinion is giving the best of life for her two tiny expats.

I was nominated for this award 2 months ago (I mean wow! this has been sitting in the drafts since then and I feel I should apologize to this post 😦 )

The rules are:
– thank the person that nominated you
– answer the questions
– tell the readers something new about yourself
– nominate your favourite blogs

1. What is your go to brand of makeup?

“Maybe its Maybellineee” – but tbh, its any good makeup I find depending on the color, the usage and of course, the packaging 😉

2. What is your favorite fashion trend?

It ranges from casuals till ballgown and dresses. And pajamas.

3. What is your favorite desert?

Cookies and creme Krushers from KFC. JUST HEAVEN. and chocolate B|

4. What is your favorite colour?

Ah. I think its transparency. I don’t have a favorite color, but preferences depending on my mood.

5. What is your middle name?

I don’t have one – although my nickname is Annie 🙂

6. The Last song you listened to?

Tokyo Ghoul Opening theme song from season 1. I love the craziness it has – see for yourselves! 😀

7. Dogs or Cats?

CATS. Only because I have owned one. I guess I’d like dogs too if I had ever owned them.

Tell your readers something you have not told them before?

I started liking vanilla (as a smell) after I read Eleanor and Park. And no matter how weird the novel really was, I am in love with it.

Nominees : 

Hargun Wahi

Jumbleskine

Fffrail

Bittersweet Sensations

Iridescent Spirits

Batgurrl

Jane

Small town fashion blogger

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My Life In Book Tags

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I was tagged by the really cool and awesome blogger FearlesslyNat for this fun book tag! I love books and this nomination allowed me to recall my book reading history – how it all started and how it really did have an impact on my life (in a brilliant way, of course)

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Baby: Did you like to read when you were little?

Books were interesting. They were especially interesting to watch -when adults read page after page with words running from the top of the page to the bottom. I was interested, but I guess I didn’t read. I restricted myself to my school books, which were “mean’t” only for kids.

Toddler: What was your favorite picture book?

I loved reading books by Enid Blyton’s short stories. Those were easy to read because they had pictures in it!

Child: Did you go through/are in a book ‘phase’? (Like reading the thickest books, reading all of an author’s books etc.)

The book phase was Sweet Valley High/University. It was about twin sisters after all! Twins were the “hype” back in 2004. (Elizabeth and Jessica, Mary-kate and Ashley Olsen) I wanted a twin sister.

Besides these books were the Guinness book of World Records. Of any year that I could find. I practically enjoyed reading those and it helped me find more about the world (guess that also sparked an interest in me about the world and differet cultures).

Tween: What books made/make you feel grown up?

Reading Dan Brown. I was not allowed to read them because of the usage of “extreme” words (no they weren’t- just the usual words that I now hear everyday ahaha) Well, they did need one to use their brains, but the history and the references are such an amazing part that you just can’t leave the book until you get the answer. (Although I have noticed a repetitive pattern in all of Dan’s books; the plot line almost the same in all the books – but the history is what livens the book.)

Teen: What are/where books that you rave/d about?

Well, Bleach and Skip Beat. They aren’t books, they are mangas. They are picture books but they are (were) really interesting to read. I sadly don’t follow them anymore as they have gone astray from their story line ;_;

Adult: What are books that used to seem boring to you but now you really like?

Girls of Riyadh. The Alchemist. I was never an avid reader, but I heard other people reading such books and I just sat and wondered how they could concentrate on it. Don’t get me wrong, I did read,but I was reluctant I guess to start “grown up” and well reputed books :S

Elderly: What book from your childhood and/or teen years that you still cherish?

Alice in wonderland. In fact, I just borrowed it from my office library. It is a picture book! 😀

There you go! My book history! I wasn’t a good reader until I really decided upon a convenient escape route in my home – and what better place could there be to escape other than on your own bed but in a completely different world.

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I am not sure if I have to nominate fellow bloggers, but to readers that want to participate, I nominate you! 😀

Quotespirational Thursdays

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For today, Ill go with this quote.

Forgiveness is a must; for the forgiv-ee, and more importantly, the forgiver; it gives you a peace of mind. It makes you not carry a burden of that annoyance that you went through and remember it every now and then, even when you do’t want to.

Thus, it is a great thing to forgive, but not to forget.

“Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me”, or as whatever the quote goes.

As for mistakes, in my opinion, they are the best. They don’t only show you the side of your in-capabilities, but they also show you a side that you would never try to go through. Mistakes give you an experience that you would most certainly want to avoid (in order to make use of the basic human reasons involving the loss of time and effort, etc.).

They don’t only teach you the correct way and guide you on the right track, but they also make you see more than your task. You grow, learn and (maybe) pass on that knowledge (you’ll know the right way, the right way)

P.S I wish I could blog for my job ahaha. This is better than a mindless life .__.

Roots and Wings

RootsWings_logo(pp_w1200_h872)So Many places, I want to go
So many people, I want to know
I want to stay
But I want to leave
I want it all
Got to believe

You can have Roots and Wings
You can have everything
You can know where you’re from
And still want to fly
Two feet on the ground
Two hands in the sky
You can have roots and wings
At the same time
At the same time

From the Tv Show Nashville, featuring Sam Palladio & Gunnar Sizemore.

Thanks to Bryan Wang for uploading this song with the lyrics completed!

An Unexpected Guest!

We don’t usually have guests. Not that we aren’t social, everyone is busy in their lives and that is how the world really is, really. But then, one night, before leaving off for a dinner, I went to water our plants in the balcony (I couldn’t ignore my green/pink/white/red friends, night or day they need their nutrition too). I found a little white ball in one of the flower pot. I wasn’t much surprised as I thought it was a little ping pong ball left out by my sister, or one randomly flew to this specific pot out of nowhere. Before watering that ball as well, I had an urge to look at it again. and it slowly and shockingly registered in my brain that it was a tiny round egg.

AN EGG AN EGG!

I had not felt as happy as I had on the discovery of that egg in a long time! I DO NOT KNOW WHY but the thought of having an almost new born life at home filled me with joy (which I wouldn’t have to take care of or clean and I would watch it grow from the glass of the balcony). [balcony; as we live in an apartment] What bothered me was the isolation of that egg. The mommy bird was nowhere to be seen.

I quickly googled “how to take care of a bird egg”. An advice to discoverers of abandoned egg such as mine – Ask a professional for help- don’t google. (not like it’s not accurate, but google usually has the most extreme answers that will shock you). Worried for the egg, and the dinner we had to attend to, I lost hope and left a tissue on top of it, in case the egg got cold. I am aware they need real warmth, so reason 1. Reason 2, in case the mommy bird came back, she could lift the tissue easily. Ahaha yes. That sir/madam, is how my brain works.

In the morning, I went back to check on the egg. I expected it to no longer be there, or see a baby bird chirping away or any sign of the mommy bird. But Lo! Another Egg! This confirmed that this egg was not magical, or did not come out of the blue – it actually belonged to the mysterious egg laying bird I had yet to have the acquaintance of. 20150307_215118_LLS The acquaintance was made soon enough when I saw the mommy bird sitting on the spot where I last saw the eggs. I tried to go near the bird but it flew away! (I remember I was frustrated at her flying away; what if I ate the eggs?! (no of course I wouldn’t) Clumsy mommy bird). So here is what she looks like. I had to stalk her 😛 20150306_170052 She took a really good spot to nest. near my favorite white (grass?) flowers grown out of a herb. And this whole situation reminded me of Batgurrl. She loves crows! I am not so fond of birds to be honest; I have had a fair share of pet birds who flew away or even died. But this situation reminded me of her and her care for them made me more curious about my unexpected guest situation  ^__^

I hope you get to read this Batgurrl! (it has been 2 weeks since we’ve had her in the pot) 😛

———————————TODAY—————————————

They are no longer eggs! They have hatched, the two white balls! I went to water the plants again (as an excuse to check on the bird) and it flew away after noticing me. I quickly went to check on the eggs and I saw two tiny fur-ed chicks! So tiny and so adorable! they were almost the size of the portion at the end of my finger! (no I did not dare touch them, just an assumption).

Here is what I saw as of today:

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I called in my mom and sisters to watch it and they were more excited than I was!

This is my very first experience with birds out of a cage. Not that I can hold them or the mommy bird in my hand but just watching them from far away makes me happy 😀

For those wondering, the mommy bird came in as soon as we celebrated and left the baby birds alone. 😀

A 4th Thursday! + Quotespirational Thursdays

As you may have noticed, I have not been blogging much. Nor blogging in the sense where I go around in the Reader and like posts. Nothing at all! This is the 4th Thursday (at least as far as I have counted) that I have missed out on. I HAVE MISSED OUT ON SO MANY DAYS! *freaks out ..calmly*

I can’t get back those days, neither can I make up to them as I don’t have the time to keep up with the “Now” or even the upcoming days. Becoming an adult sucks –> I got selected for a job last Monday. Not my ideal job but you see, it’s better than sitting at home and feeling like a lowly life that I already feel/felt I am/was (I like working- it’s my “thing” – As the saying goes “All play no work makes Jack a dull boy”) It’s not so bad, for now, but sitting in the training room from 8 a.m to 5 p.m – my legs feel like mannequin legs.

And then the last two weeks. When all my hope was lost. It was the same day as today. But it was never the same as it is now. But we must move on.

So, I have about 6 posts rotting in my drafts. I have lots of posts that I have yet to start. Blogging is so much fun! But the question is how I am going to carry on like this. Like a person for whom time has been reduced. Plus the fact that I am a lazy human, sighh. I mean I have even slept at 8 p.m! – I am that tired.. and lazy. True that my routine has changed, and so have many things within these 3-4 weeks, maybe I have too.

I shall leave you with today’s (belated) quote – (by Leonardo Da Vinci -I forgot to put that in the picture 😦 )

Quotespirational Thursdays

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