Thursday, June 19, 2014

Morning Walk Series [6]

I've never really liked eating eggplant (or brinjal or aubergine). When cooked, they have that dirty purple look and it looks all mushy.... Eeeeeee....  But I saw these cute little eggplants on one of my morning walks and couldn't help but take a pic :)

Common name: Eggplant or brinjal or aubergine
Binomial name: Solanum melongena L.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Star of World Cup 2014

Japanese soccer fans clean up after match

I'm sure photographs of Japanese soccer fans at the World Cup have been spread far and wide through the internet.  As seen from the photograph above, the stadium stands are free of litter!  While fans from some countries create trouble when their team loses a match, the Japanese went about cleaning up after themselves even after their team lost.

While humanity 'progresses', I can't help but wonder why cleaning up after yourself (which I think is basic courtesy) is now so rare in 'civilised countries' that the Japanese made headlines for what they did...