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What a cute puppy!

Here are the girls and their new puppy. The girls decide to name the new puppy, Jadoo. Jadoo is the name of a famous alien character from a Hindi movie Koi Mil Gaya starring Hrithik Roshan. Since Friday, Jadoo got so much attention from the girls and their friends that i think it gonna spoil him. Jadoo is so soft, cute and huggable. Best of all, Jadoo is sporting a tuxedo with white bow tie (his fur). Way cool…!

new member of the girls family

new member of the girls family


meet Jadoo ( "magic" in Hindi language )

meet Jadoo ( "magic" in Hindi language )


fascinating with the new puppy

fascinated with the new puppy


continuing charming by the puppy

charmed by the puppy


let run...

let run...


more running and playing

more running and playing


joco and jadoo portrait

meet my new puppy


look, he just kiss me ...!

look, he just kiss me ...!


begging for some treat

begging for some treat

Pineapple part deux

Yes, the pineapple does come in these cool colors of red, white, blue, purple hues. The colors are so awesome that is why i posted it so all can see. In my previous blog the colors were intensified for the sake of photographic art.

I bought this pineapple over 2 years ago at one of the local grocery store somewhere in Houston (maybe at Food Town, HEB, Kroger, Hong Kong Market). The ripe fruit that i bought was yellowish green, like your typical pineapple. Last week to my amazement when i saw the young fruit bursting with colors like Skittle candy, I knew i had to blog it.

Below is the original pix straight out from my Canon 5d on a Canon 24-70 glass. I hope this help. And thank you all for viewing my pineapple blog.

Straight out of camera

Straight out of camera

Go to the store and buy a nice juicy pineapple. Pick one with a crown, leafy green spike protruding from the top of the pineapple, that is green and healthy.

Then take your hand and twist off the crown. If you can’t do this then cut the crown off with some flesh attach to it. Then trim away the flesh until you see the base of the crown.

Take the crown and air dry it about a day, dig a hole and plant the crown in a nice sunny place. Make sure you have nice loamy soil; otherwise the crown will rot in poor draining soil. Another way is take the crown and soak it in water until the root starts to form, make sure you keep your water clean while rooting the crown.

Now is the fun part, you have to wait about 2 years to see result. For me, from crown to fruit has been about 2.4 years. As you can see the pineapple is a gorgeous plant.

Top view of pineapple plant

Top view of pineapple plant

Pineapple close up

Pineapple close up

Pineapple fwith so many beautiful colors

Pineapple with so many beautiful colors

Close up of my pineapple fruit

Close up of my pineapple fruit

Full view of my pineapple plant bearing fruit

Full view of my pineapple plant bearing fruit

Recently, someone gave me a pretty big used aquarium so i decided to stock it with cichlids. here are pictures of my blood parrot cichlid and my electric blue ahli cichlid, great fish.

electric blue ahli

electric blue ahli

blood parrot cichlid

blood parrot cichlid

Sultans of Science
1000 Years of Knowledge Rediscovered

Last Friday, I got a chance to take picture of Sultans of Science Exhibit preview: invitation only. It was amazing. Here are some pix from the Sultans of Science Exhibit. I only include a few pictures from the exhibit.  If you want to see more, you have to swing by the Islamic Da’wah Center and witness it first hand.

“**The exhibition celebrates the scientific and technological breakthroughs made by scholars during the Golden Age of the Islamic World (eighth to 18th centuries) and their lasting influence on modern science and technology.” **Da’wah website.

Opens July 1, 2009 thru September 7, 2009 @ Islamic Da’wah Center: 201 Travis Street, Houston, TX.

Islamic Da'wah Center, Houston, Texas

Islamic Da'wah Center, Houston, Texas

Islamic Da'wah Center hosting Sultans of Science Exhibit

Islamic Da'wah Center hosting Sultans of Science Exhibit

Sultans of Science display inside Islamic Da'wah Center

Sultans of Science display inside Islamic Da'wah Center

 A sneak peak inside the Sultans of Science exhibit @ Islamic Da'wah Center

A sneak peak inside the Sultans of Science exhibit @ Islamic Da'wah Center

Quill Pen In An Inkpot

Quill Pen In An Inkpot

Emily Kiana

I was happy to receive Emily’s birth announcement in the mail today. She is so adorable. Congratulation to the proud parents, Loc and Andisheh, I designed this birth announcement card 2 months ago for the Bui. Emily is about 3 months new as we speak. I betcha she still have that fresh new baby smell!! Emily couldn’t be more beautiful and huggable in these pix.

Emily birth announcement card

Emily birth announcement card

Here is Emily Kiana all comfy and snug in her favorite blanky

Here is Emily Kiana all comfy and snug in her favorite blanky

Angel’s Trumpet

My Angel’s trumpet flower almost year-round in Houston. I plant my angel’s trumpet next to my house and not directly in the sun. Texas heat might be too much for it during the blistering summer. If it get droopy just give it lots of water and it perks right up. The flowers open downward. So if you have a tall burgmansia it is really cool looking up at the flowers. Alert!!!!Angel’s trumpet are poisonous. The flowers are fragrant, especially in the evening.

Angel's Trumpet

Angel's Trumpet

Angel's trumpets flowering in late June

Angel's trumpets flowering in late June

Angel's trumpet: such a beautiful flower

Angel's trumpet: such a beautiful flower

Angel's trumpet flowering next to gardenia.

Angel's trumpet flowering next to gardenia.