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My 10,000th Day Special: The life in a day

Today is a big milestone for me, but one that I easily could have missed if I wasn’t paying attention*. It is exactly 10,000 days since I was born. Not sure what to make of this occasion because it has been a very long time since I’ve thought about my age in units any smaller … Continue reading

Chinese New Year Special: Wild horses being dragged back from the edge

Happy Chinese New Year! 恭禧發財 or ‘wishing you [are] prosperous in the coming year’! Today marks the start of the Year of the Horse, which will run from now until the 18th February next year. More specifically, as each year is also assigned one of the Five Elements, 2014 is the Year of the Wooden … Continue reading

Christmas special: The Twelve Factoids of Creatures – part 2

So it’s Christmas Eve’s Eve! And as promised here is the second part of the ‘Nature is anything but simple’ twist on a yuletide classic—the ‘Twelve Factoids of Creatures’. As I said in the previous post (read it here), these factoids are inspired loosely (in some cases very loosely) by the gifts in the Twelve … Continue reading

Christmas special: The Twelve Factoids of Creatures – part 1

So it’s Christmas in less than a week! But, instead of your typical Christmas-themed post, here is a ‘Nature is anything but simple’ twist on a yuletide classic: the Twelve Days of Christmas. In my next two posts, I will countdown through ‘Twelve Factoids of Creatures’ that are inspired loosely (in some cases very loosely) … Continue reading

Movember Special: Moustachioed Monkey

So it’s that time of year again – when many a Brit’s stiff upper lip is hirsute for a good cause. Of course, we’re over half way through Movember now – and this month men from across the nation (and in 20 other countries around the world) have been growing moustaches to raise awareness for men’s health … Continue reading