Site Update: July wallpaper

Monday 30 June 2014, 1.08pm HKT


1pm local time, 31°C (88°F), fine

wall-pea-pods-c4c.jpg

Peapods, photographer unknown, date unknown, via c4c

(click on image for full size)

__________

© The Naked Listener’s Weblog, 2014 | About.me | FB | Twitter | Policy & Legal

DocID: B14189

Site Update: February wallpaper

Wednesday 5 February 2014, 5.48pm HKT


5.03pm local time, 19°C (66°F), sunny and cool

SEEING that this year is the Chinese Year of the Wood Horse, it seems appropriate to present a fishy background image to match the potential funny horsetrading that will go on this year.

wall-koi-1280x960.jpg

“Hungry Koi” by Cindy Li at Flickr

(via SeisulVigzaal on Imgur)

Click image for full size (1280×960)

Koi (鯉, or more specifically nishikigoi 錦鯉, literally ‘brocaded carp’) are ornamental varieties of domesticated common carp (Cyprinus carpio) that are kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens. (Source: Wikipedia)

Interestingly, a koi’s normal length is up to 10 inches (25 cm) in domestic settings (e.g. bathtub, toilet bowl, etc) but will grow to over a metre (3 feet) if dumped into a lake. Why anyone would want to do that, beats me.

A bird feeds koi (via Imgur)

(via Imgur)

By the way, koi is different from goldfish. Goldfish is Chinese, koi is Japanese. Since swimming creatures don’t need passports or visas, their nationalities don’t matter. Goldfish and koi aren’t food either, thankyouverymuch.

Interestingly too, goldfish can become pregnant on their own for no apparent reason. A pregnant goldfish is called a “twit.”

Mum used to have a twit (the goldfish, not me) that did just that.

what does your goldfish do

(via YouTube)

_____

ABOUT | CONTACT | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | SISTER BLOG | POLICY & LEGAL

© The Naked Listener’s Weblog, 2014. (B14047)

2013 in review, the WordPress version

Saturday 11 January 2014, 12.01am HKT


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys angels prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog, just for me, just for you, just for everybody else.

Here’s the standard G.I. excerpt:—

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 48,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 18 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

cat wagging tail

Only 18 sold-out performances??? Blimey, not worth waking up to…

via c4c

_____

ABOUT | CONTACT | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | SISTER BLOG | POLICY & LEGAL

© The Naked Listener’s Weblog, 2014. (B14019)

English Legal History

Making English Legal History easy and enjoyable to digest.

Diary of a Psychokiller

take a trip with me to the darkside

Lipsync Lawyer

Stop bitching and know your law differently

Daring Fireball

Hearing ordinary lives talk

An English Man In SF

a diary of life as an immigrant

MB Forde

Ghosts, Legends, Folklore and Writing

Motorcycling in Hong Kong

On two wheels in Asia's World City

Tinkerbelle

Making her way back to Neverland one day at a time...

The Naked Listener's Weblog

Hearing ordinary lives talk

Basti in China

鲍世俊在中国

Making Maps: DIY Cartography

Resources and Ideas for Making Maps

Pointless Diagrams

A new, meaningless diagram drawn daily, just 'cause.

The London Column

Reports from the life of a city, from 1951 to now, compiled by David Secombe

Vintagerock's Weblog.

Just another WordPress.com weblog

Shirley Chuk

Chuk Yin-yuk 祝燕玉 of Hong Kong

%d bloggers like this: