Friday, January 31, 2014

The Beekeeper's Daughter

A garden of mouthings. Purple, scarlet-speckled, black
The great corollas dilate, peeling back their silks.
Their musk encroaches, circle after circle,
A well of scents almost too dense to breathe in.
Hieratical in your frock coat, maestro of the bees,
You move among the many-breasted hives,

My heart under your foot, sister of a stone.

Trumpet-throats open to the beaks of birds.
The Golden Rain Tree drips its powders down.
In these little boudoirs streaked with orange and red
The anthers nod their heads, potent as kings
To father dynasties. The air is rich.
Here is a queenship no mother can contest ---

A fruit that's death to taste: dark flesh, dark parings.

In burrows narrow as a finger, solitary bees
Keep house among the grasses. Kneeling down
I set my eyes to a hole-mouth and meet an eye
Round, green, disconsolate as a tear.
Father, bridegroom, in this Easter egg
Under the coronal of sugar roses

The queen bee marries the winter of your year.

- Sylvia Plath

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Friday, January 24, 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

For all you crazy surfers out there!

Here are some pictures and a video of 40-50 ft. (12-15 m.) waves at the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.  Of course no one should challenge these waves, but there are a few crazy surfers who do.  I personally do not recommend you to try it, but just to see these waves are amazing!


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Go to pieces

go to pieces
To become very nervous or sick from nervousness; become wild. 
"Mrs. Vance went to pieces when she 
heard her daughter was in the hospital."
(Mrs. Vance became very nervous when 
she herd her daughter was in the hospital.) 
"The man went to pieces when the 
judge sentenced him to life."
(The man became wild when the judge 
said he would have to go to prison for life) 
Mary goes to pieces when she can't have her own way. 
(Mary becomes wild when she doesn't get what she wants)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

Pigging Out???

How many of you pigged out this New Year's vacation?  I'm sure most of you have after eating all the mochi and osechi.  What does "pig out" mean? 

It means: "To eat ravenously; gorge oneself; to eat too much of something"

To give you an image of what it is, here is a video of a woman pigging out on a 72oz. (2kg) steak.  Yes, it is NOT a mistake.  2KG!!!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Holidays part 2

Here are some more photos from my trip.
 Koala taking a nap

 A wombat

Kitty Chan & Pikachu

Sydney Harbour

The opera house

Maroubra beach

My nephew getting ready for Christmas

My niece on new year's eve

The Blue Mountains

At the Three Sisters


I went home to Sydney for two weeks 
over Christmas and New Year. 
It was great to spend time with my family 
after not seeing them for so long. 

Christmas day was rainy but I had fun 
opening presents with my niece and nephew. 
New years eve my girlfriend and I went to 
see the DJ Skrillex play a show at Bondi beach. 

Oh and we found a possum in a tree one night.

I had a great time, and hope you all had an
awesome New Year as well ! :Phil

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Hobbit - The desolation of Smaug

I went to see the new Hobbit movie when I was back 
home for my holidays. It was good, I always like 
Peter Jackson's "Middle Earth" films. 

The barrel ride down the river was great fun, 

and the dragon Smaug was cool. 

It did feel very much like a middle movie though. 
There was no beginning and no end, 
as it is part 2 of a 3 part series. 
If you like this kind of stuff, or you saw the first one, 
then I'm sure you are going to see it anyway.