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redbird flower

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Bird’s Nest Fern

Asplenium nidus, ‘Birds nest fern’ I can not turn these pictures the right way. I don’t know why my phone and the blog are conspiring against me so, but they are. It’s a nifty plant- the leaves are thick, lush, green, grow closely together, leaving, however, a sweet little secret spot in the dead center- […]

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Kitchen Items I Brought With Me to the Philippines

I have a butter slicer similar to this one, only mine belonged to my grandmother and I have had it for probably 20 years. I use it a few times a week.  I like it so much, I included it in the small number of items I brought from home to the Philippines.  I hardly […]

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Pink insect eggs?

Update: Snail eggs. They are golden snail or apple snail eggs, an invasive species originally imported on purpose to provide food, but people don’t eat them that much, they carry a flukeworm that is bad business if they aren’t cooked well enough, and they eat loads of rice fields. But aren’t the eggs so pretty? […]

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Collectivist vs individualist cultures

I’ve recommended this course a few times, and I have to recommend it again: Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are Written by: The Great Courses , David Livermore Narrated by: Professor David Livermore Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins Series: The Great Courses: Better Living Lecture Release Date:08-13-13 Publisher: […]

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