The Last Tree Standing

The Last Tree Standing by Arul Irudayam
The Last Tree Standing, a photo by Arul Irudayam on Flickr.

Of all the tall shady trees
That once graced this area
This is the last one standing
The last bastion against the encroachment
The last hangouts for the remaining birds
The last tower yet to be stormed
But it is a losing battle
For the black tide of
Development swept all in its way
It too will fall
And when it does
Who shall mourn its passing…?

A tree on the small hill in Punggol Park,Singapore.

Words aren't mine, link


A rosary by the bedside by Arul Irudayam
A rosary by the bedside, a photo by Arul Irudayam on Flickr.

To hear with my heart,
To see with my soul,
To be guided by a hand I cannot hold,
To trust in a way that I cannot see,
That's what faith must be.

Life In Technicolour

Life In Technicolour by Arul Irudayam
Life In Technicolour, a photo by Arul Irudayam on Flickr.

One is inspired only in solitude.

“The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together.” ― Carl Sagan

Nature...So intricate, so inconceivably complex yet so beautiful. The new "Cosmos", a remake of Carl Sagan's PBS series is brilliant.

Me Want Cookie : Wise words by Cookie Monster

Me Want Cookie by Arul Irudayam
Me Want Cookie, a photo by Arul Irudayam on Flickr.

Engineering is the professional art of applying science to the optimum conversion of natural resources to the benefit of man. ~Ralph J. Smith

Ask yourself what are the important things in life than have the wisdom to build your life around it.

Whatever Your Circumstance

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.



From the Internet:

My fiancĂ© left for work one morning, and not 5 minutes later I get a call from her. She came across this poor, obliviously unaware dog in the middle of the street, who almost got hit by one or two cars. She couldn’t seem to say no to this dog, and pulled aside to get his attention, just as another driver nearly hits him. She just really couldn’t let him end up dead, and honestly, I have no doubt he would have died had we not decided to help.

Now, this isn’t something we go around doing all the time. She just could NOT say no. So, we took him to my place nearby, and bathed of the hundreds of fleas that were on him. It took about 3 re-washes with flea killer shampoo. It was obvious he could use some food, so I bought a large can of dog food at a nearby convenient store and fed him. We took him to the vet to get a full examination and some meds for what he could take at that moment. He had heart worms, as well as two other types of worms (I forget exactly what, but one was rare, though treatable).
After meds, shots, pre-meds, fattening up a little, pre-heartworm treatment, slightly more fattening, full heartworm treatment, and much patience (and money), Flint made it through everything. Heartworm and ailment free, his entire shiny coat is fully grown, and he’s the most overbearingly loving potato of a pet that is our dog.

Logo Origin

When the Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory went into the camera business, they named their product “Kwanon” after the Buddhist goddess of mercy,and their trademark featured an illustration of the thousand-armed figure surrounded by a ring of flames. When the company moved to expand overseas, that iconography didn’t translate well so they altered the name slightly to “Canon” and adapted a simple, but effective logo type

Popcorn Time (OSX 10.7 and above)

It streams fluidly at least on my connection.How this is legal is beyond me. 

Download Popcorn Time



One morning a man is leaving on business trip and finds he left some paperwork at his office. He runs into his office to get it and the night watchman stops him and says 'Sir don't get on the plane. I had a dream last night that the plane would crash and everyone would die!' The man takes his word and cancels his trip. Sure enough the plane crashes and everyone dies. The next morning the man gives the watchman a $1000 reward for saving his life and then fires him. Why did he fire the watchman that saved his life?