Friday, November 27, 2009

Beauty of the Fingernails

Friday, 27 November 2009

It is not like I have not seen people doing manicure before. It is not like I have not seen manicuring and pedicuring done together with hair styling.

What striked me was the manicuring was done by both the male as well as the female workers. There were about 4 male workers out of 6 manicurists, each behind their own respective work desk.

This is a picture of a man working on a client's fingers. I almost wanted to type a "female" client's fingers. Has anyone seen any ordinary man (except for transvestites) going for manicure?

I admire those ladies - how they can keep their fingers long, clean and polished. I have tried but I still prefer my nails trimmed. Furthermore I find it hard to type or work with long nails.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cotton Fields

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Remember the cotton song called "Cotton Fields" sung by the Beach boys, that started with the following lines?
When I was a little bitty baby
My mama done rock me in the cradle
In them old cotton fields back home

Interesting to see the actual cotton fields

There are 5 segments in a cotton bulb. The cotton on the left was picked from one of the older bulbs in the field. The cotton had puffed out from its segment.

The bulb that I have picked home is now emptied of its 5 segments.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

"Milo" for People and Livestock

Monday, 26 October 2009

When I first heard the name of the crop, I thought it sounded like the "Milo" drink I love. It was. And it spell the same too! How interesting! I wonder if the farmers know about the "Milo" drink?

Technically known as grain sorghum, it is used as a feed grain for livestock in the United States, according to this website

The "Milo" that I love. I miss them! Usually I would make it a hot drink out of it but you could make it cold too. I have tried mixing them with agar-agar to make Milo jelly - it is nice. I have also used them as a substitute for cocoa into my cake mixture!