Sunday, June 23, 2019

Mirabilis jalapa

Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nyctaginaceae
Scientific name: Mirabilis jalapa

Commonly known as four o'clock  flower. The  flowers open at night,and by the early morning they are already close.  I saw this plant for the first time at the compound of a rented room in Rome in 2013. Recently, I came across seed package at a local store and planted the seeds. To my surprise the plants an the flowers are the same as the one that I saw some 6 years age in a far away land.

The top picture was taken in the morning, and the bottom two were taken during the night. I wonder if the plant can be called a nocturnal-flowering plant.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

File Picture

Working in the laboratory

Saturday, March 16, 2019


It has been  a while that I have not written anything in this blog. It is a norm nowadays that netzens are using the more handy and instantaneous communication using the handphones. Websites are becoming ghost sites with very scarse visits.

The websites owners have stopped updating their bolgs many years ago. Virtually, the websites are dead.

Hopefully what I write here today will be read by someone.

Monday, November 19, 2018


What is Madurodam?  It is a miniature park nearby the city of The Hague, Netherlands. Miniatures of important buildings in the Netherlands are represented in great details and appear impressive.  It is a good tourist attraction which can be accesses by tour bus from Amsterdam.

Sunday, November 18, 2018


The Common sunflower is scientifically given the name Helianthus annuus L. It belongs to the Plant Family Asteraceae (Compositae). Varieties are grown as ornamentals or in agricultural farming to produce seeds and oil.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

A Reminder

This picture is an evidence that a plant and an antique pot have existed before. The plant has died and the pot has broken into pieces. 

It reminds me that nothing in this world will last forever.

We all will die sooner or later, young or old. Our ancestors, Adam and Hawa (Eve), were created in Heaven. They were sent to this world not to live forever but to die. Before we die we must collect provisions that we will use in the hereafter to help us go back to Heaven, where human beings began their existence. 

Plant Name is Guzmania sp. of the plant Family: Bromeliaceae.
The Guzmania genus has many species and varieties. The beauty ot the plants and their flowers are being appreciated by ornamental plant lovers world wide

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Football World Cup 2018

The FIFA World Cup 2018 recently concluded with France winning the coveted trophy for the second time. Their opponents were Croatia, who are relatively a new comer to the competition. Although losing by 4-2 they played well, and controlled the majority of the ball possession. Often ball possession does not correlate with the score. It is meaningless if possession cannot be end in shooting the ball towards the goalpost, more so goal attempt that are on target.

In a final, the presence of a superstar player or players can be very useful. They can shoot at goal at unexpected moment. This can be described as create chances from nowhere. At other times they can be described as scoring from seemingly harmless situation. Hence, a team which has lower percentage possession can have more goal attempts and win the game. This was what happened in the final between the two best teams in the tournament.