Monday, May 01, 2006
[782] Of a flower on May Day
There is too much red today and I feel compelled to add two different colors to an already bloody reddish day. And for the past few weeks, I've been adding too many photos about architecture. So, I hope that this is breath of fresh air for you because this ain't another red rose or red brick.

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Earlier in January, I said that an old building's facade in Kuala Lumpur is my best shot yet so far this year . Well, it was my best shot until I managed this macro shot of a flower . I don't know about you but I'll say, this is a goddamned pretty picture. The shot was taken a little over two weeks ago near Jalan Parlimen where Tugu Negara stands.

I have one problem though - I don't know the name of the flower. Somebody at Wikipedia suggested that the flower might be yellow toreador (Celosia sristata). A search on Google reveals that it isn't so. The leaves look too different.

If there is any kind soul who knows the name of the flower, please do tell me!

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p/s - have you heard of NYSE Hostage? The ad first came up in the New York Times last friday.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A mysterious advertisement in Friday's New York Times accusing the New York Stock Exchange of bowing to terrorist threats has again spotlighted the struggle of controversial animal-testing company Life Sciences Research Inc. to get a listing on the Big Board.

Seems like a new war between animal right activists and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

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pp/s - w00t for the Singaporean opposition:

PAP Not Doing Enough To Forge Close Relations With M'sia - SDA

By Jackson Sawatan

SINGAPORE, April 30 (Bernama) -- The opposition Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA) has criticised the People's Action Party (PAP) over the state of relations between the republic and its neighbour Malaysia.

The economic union sounds good but I still prefer an ASEAN-wide version. But an economic union with Singapore might be the first step in that direction.

So, let's break some Singaporean anti-democratic law . I endorse this particular Singapore Democratic Alliance's policy. Singaporeans, vote for the opposition!

Yeah, I'm shouting without really knowing what's going on down south. Still, having PAP in Singapore (and BN in Malaysia) up at the top for too long is bad for both Singaporeans and Malaysians' health!

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ppp/s - our own Rajan seems to have taken interest in Singaporean election. Also, Workers' Party's rally. Huge. (via)

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p4/s - about the flower, two persons at Wikipedia, one at the science reference desk and the other at WikiProject Tree of Life suggest that it might be indeed Celosia cristata. However, the two suggest two different common name; one as earlier, yellow toreador and another cockscomb.
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