Thursday, 24 July 2014

My Adventure in Blogging - part I

My Adventure in Blogging - part I

No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.

The first time I surf the web, I didn't think there was anything interesting to read. Mostly I just do research for projects and some shopping now and then. I don't know when I came across blogs but I knew I was hesitant in starting one. I didn't think I have anything to say or share with other people. I was never the outspoken girl who always has an opinion on everything. I rarely speak if at all. Then I decided to get a digital camera. That was the start of blogging. My interest in music came first but photography and writing had always interest me.

Since I already have an Yahoo email account, I thought I try Yahoo 360. Yahoo 360 is more of a website with a blog included. So I created a page naming it, "Walking with wings: amateur photography," named after a song from one of my favorite artist, Anthony Wong. It was to be a photography blog. But of cause I didn't like the way it was set up and also the blog section was integrated into the pages so that when someone goes to your page, they would seem the front page instead of your blog page. I tried Yahoo360 for a while but was dissatisfied by the design and that I couldn't manipulate anything. So I begin to search the web for other ways to create blogs.

After a couple of weeks, I discover Blogger. My first blog at Blogger was a music blog in 2006. Name after one of the album title of one of my favorite artist, Anthony Wong - 'Tomorrow's Song'. Then it was a wallpaper blog, named, 'Music & Lyrics (now deleted from blogger), which I quickly abandon after a couple of months when I couldn't find any joy in updating it. The music blog I had done for a couple of months but could not find any new releases that I like so I stopped updating (not abandon just not updating as much). Then it was a third blog which I titled, 'Realm Photography,' from album title from the band, inLove. That was also abandon. I guess I have short attention span. I didn't know what else to put but a couple of photographs. I didn't think I could do interesting photos until I have more practice with my camera. 'Realm Photography' was also deleted from Blogger. But I did learn a lot about editing the templates and graphics and changing things around. That was also when Blogger had gone into beta. Not sure when I change into the new Blogger but I was glad that I did. It was easier to manipulate and it is also a whole new way to do blogs.

Since I'm such an indecisive person, I changed the looks of 'Tomorrow's Songs' many times. See the various versions at the image below.

Of cause, I went and created my fourth blog - A Pity I'm an Aquarius. It is name after a song from one of my favorite artist, Miriam Yeung who is also an Aquarius. The overall Wordpress blogs looked so clean and refine that I had to tried it out. But I find I did not like the way the interface was when making a post. The image sizing and uploading seem too confusing plus you may not customize your blog's html unless you pay a fee. I thought, why should I pay a fee to do something I can do for free? I decided to create my new blog at Blogger. Their interface was easy and I already have blogs there. I can customize the blog any way I like.

The original idea for 'A pity I'm an Aquarius' was a design blog - about graphic design, interior design, fashion, packaging, etc. But then when I switch to Blogger, I decided to make it into a personal blog with music review, journal writing, design news and viewpoints and photography.

It was the beginning of something new. It was something that I can do to share my talent, I suppose that's the word to use, talent. I don't know whether I have talent except I really l like photography, writing and blogging. There are days when I wasted so much time worrying about what I should be doing with my free time. My purpose in life seem so vague sometimes. I heard/read somewhere that just doing ordinary things is part of living. Even wasted days can be reclaimed, by doing something you loved.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Aquarius Horoscope

If something is broken, you need to fix it right away and then get on with your life. The path you're on right now has a few distractions and pitfalls, so you don't have time to waste on trying to figure out the best way to improve a less-than-perfect situation. Fast action is required. So have whatever tools you may need at the ready. You need to concentrate on forward motion in your life.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012


Aquarius (♒) (Greek: Ύδροχόος, "Hudrokhoös", Latin: "Aquārius") is the eleventh astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation Aquarius. It spans the Zodiac between the 300th and 329th degree of celestial longitude. In astrology, Aquarius is considered a masculine, positive (extrovert) sign. It is also considered an air sign and is one of four fixed signs. Aquarius has been traditionally ruled by the planet Saturn, and, since its discovery, Uranus has been considered a modern co-ruler of this sign. Some say the exalting planet is either Mars or Neptune, while the fall planet is Venus or Pluto, and the Planetary Joy is Jupiter or Mercury.

In Western conceptions of astrology an individual born under this Sun sign is known as an Aquarian. Although the astrological sign of Aquarius may begin as early as January 19 in some years, the Sun typically leaves Capricorn and enters Aquarius on the cusp day January 20. The Sun is in Aquarius under the tropical zodiac from approximately then to February 19. Under the Sidereal Zodiac, the Sun is in the astrological sign of Aquarius from February 12th to 14th and leaves between March 8th and 10th, depending on leap year. According to Hindu Astrology, which uses the Sidereal Zodiac, one can be an Aquarius at any time of year, as the defining factor of personality is interpreted from the Zodiac sign rising on the Eastern Horizon at the specific time of birth, rather than the astronomical transit of the Sun.

Thursday, 18 August 2011


Acorus is a genus of monocot flowering plants. This genus was once placed within the family Araceae (aroids), but more recent classifications place it in its own family Acoraceae and order Acorales, of which it is the sole genus of the oldest surviving line of monocots. The exact relationship of Acorus to other monocots, however, is still debated by scientists. Some studies indicate that it is placed in a lineage (the order Alismatales), that also includes aroids (Araceae), Tofieldiaceae, and several families of aquatic monocots (e.g., Alismataceae, Posidoniaceae). Common names include Calamus and Sweet Flag. It is known as vasambu in Tamil language..
The name 'acorus' is derived from the Greek word 'acoron', a name used by Dioscorides, which in turn was derived from 'coreon', meaning 'pupil', because it was used in herbal medicine as a treatment for inflammation of the eye.

The genus is native to North America and northern and eastern Asia, and naturalised in southern Asia and Europe from ancient cultivation. The known wild populations are diploid except for some tetraploids in eastern Asia, while the cultivated plants are sterile triploids, probably of hybrid origin between the diploid and tetraploid forms.