Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Giant puffs at Biopolis!

No camera tricks! Honest!

My sunflower plant decided to sprout another sunflower... but it's so mini-sized!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Prometheus : "why was I created?"

Caught Prometheus over the weekend. Haven't seen a movie in quite a while. Lido is crowded even on a Friday at 3pm.

Overall, the movie was a so-so sci-fi flick that runs against conventional Darwinism or The Big Bang.

With a very loose plot and vague story-line, and mediocre special effects and alien monsters, the only highlight for me was it's attempts at fielding philosophical questions about the origin, existence, and purpose of human life.

The statements asked by the humanoid robot, David, seemed a tad bit depressing. For example, David asked why he was created by humans, to which one guy replied, "because we could." David, very much like a human, asked how they would feel if after seeking out their "maker" they got the exact same answer.

"Why was I created?"

Have you asked yourself that? What would be an acceptable answer to you?

For Christians, the Westminster Shorter Catechism, distills from the Bible what we were created for:

Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him for ever.

Amen to that!

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Can a sunflower plant have 2 flowers?

I was very surprised to learn that a 'sunflower' is actually a mass of many mini flowerlets bounded by large coloured petal leaves, and they're available in orange!

Anyway, the sunflower got attacked by a combination of aphids and lots of ants. For weeks I had been flicking the aphids off with a chopstick, but they kept coming back, and the ants multiplied in number! So i finally got a pesticide and killed them all! Very effective!

Another bud, which looks like the beginnings of another flower, has appeared midway up the stem. I thought each sunflower plant would have only one flower?

Would be interesting to see what appears :)