Starbucks: Grounds For Your Garden

Starbucks Garden Starbucks: Grounds For Your Garden

My wife is an on and off gardener.  Only the hardiest plants survive in our small front and backyard garden, eg, the coconut tree, palm tree, mango tree and some low maintenance flowers.  icon wink Starbucks: Grounds For Your Garden But she loves the green, even if they are mere weeds or lalang.  Our mango tree, planted in 2008, still hasn’t grace us with any fruit but we love it for providing us with a backyard shade.  Someone advised us to chop it down and plant a ‘better’ mango tree, but she couldn’t.  When she sees a tree being unnecessarily chopped down, she would start reminding our kids about the importance of plants for our environment.  Our little garden is a mess, but it’s cooling.  And many a sunny day that my kids have played in the afternoon near to the trees and not feel the heat.

In my last posting, I wrote about the plants that my wife purchased at May Nursery.  To ensure a better life for the new plants and to provide better nourishment for our ‘senior’ plants (especially the mango tree), she has decided to try out the coffee grounds provided for free by Starbucks. I think she  read about it from Starbucks brochureGrounds For Your Garden’. Continue reading…

 

Send Lim Guan Eng and Tian Chua To Lahad Datu To Protect Us Sabahans

They make comment like “why kick out one unarmed Aussie lawmaker and not take immediate action to shoot and kill 100 Filipinos armed intruders.” extemporaneously, without bothering to find out the crux of the matter.  They all know the weaselling and lying Aussie came here to help his buddy Anwar Ibrahim to give this country a bad name and can do more harm than the 100 armed men which incident should be handled with great care. Continue reading…

 

LEGO Ideas: Completed Project

Remember the LEGO Ideas Book that I mentioned last week? Well, we have managed to complete a couple of project so far and today I’m going to reveal the first one here. This project is called ‘Trapdoor’ and can be found on page 117 in the LEGO Ideas Book. It was quite easy compared to the others in the book and since we have a lot of LEGO Castle bricks, we were able to complete the project without worrying about whether we had enough bricks to do it. Continue reading…

 

Doom’s 320 x 240 Pixels Screenshot Re-Mastered!

Those growing up in the 80s and 90s probably remember this game: “Doom”. It was the first computer animated game that became a hit with users of the old 486 processor running on Windows 3.xx. I was still doing my degree at that time in KL and many of my course mates were hooked on the game so much that some even skipped classes to play the game on their PCs. During that time the government was encouraging students to buy PCs and even provided computer loans through agencies such as MARA. So, many of us had personal computers or laptops with Doom installed inside.

Though the graphic at that time was poor at 320 x 240 pixels on 8 bit colour monitor, we thoroughly enjoyed the game very much. For my generation – Doom is the legendary PC game of the 90s. What never crossed our mind at that time was how the game would look using future technology. Even if we did think, we probably still could not imagine how much more stunning the game would be if played at a higher resolution with today’s 3Ds and lighting effects. Continue reading…