Spectral lines in an animated loop

The Rainbow Connection

Songs from distant worlds
In hydrogen and helium
Someday, we’ll find them.


Animated GIF: WiffleGif via ahvzren | Tumblr

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Sambar deer (Rusa unicolour)

What Price, Urbanisation?

Frightened, left homeless
Only to escape and meet
Asphalt and cold steel.


Sambar Deer (Rusa unicolor)
One of the few deer species native to Singapore. Along with Wild Boars (Sus Scrofa) and other native wildlife, these deer have been killed in more and more recent road accidents around an area that is currently undergoing major development. The irony? Said development involves clearing of forests to make way for an “eco-tourism hub”.

Photo: Rushen | Flickr (under CC BY-SA 2.0)
Owner: Thai National Parks

TV test card pattern painted on apartment block

Passing with Flying Colours

When all my neighbours
Praised me for getting full marks
On my school test cards.


Photo: Muhd Asyraaf | Unsplash

* The pattern painted on this apartment block in Singapore — a familiar sight to everyone who has a TV — is known as a type of test card.

An immature Asian glossy starling

Go Away, This is Getting Embarrassing

No, I’m not stuck here
Nor trying to say hi to
The new bird next door…


Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis)
A species of starling with diagnostic red eyes; commonly found in Singapore. Adults have a glossy black-green plumage, while juveniles have streaked underparts.

Photo by Purplemangrove | Blogspot