Few photographs

Though the day was dedicated to cricket and outing to Jurong Water Theme Park, but photographically I have only 2 things to share. First is the “Aashi in her little dream world” and second one is “Mimosa pudica” plant. In Hindi Mimosa pudica is also known as “Chui Mui” and it has a peculiar characteristic of touch sensitivity, it very commonly available herb in Singapore.

We were sitting in train and moving towards Jurong, Aashi was sitting on the back seat of twin pram, cover of first seat was looking good around her while she was resting her head on seat.

Aashi in her little dream world

Aashi in her little dream world

While on our way back to home we had a short trip towards Chinese garden, saw an herbaceous plant by the way, touched a branch to test whether it really Mimosa pudica or something else, and yes it was, posting a grouping of 2 consecutive shots in one photograph. I am not sure, if it’s a right way to show a photograph, but it has botanical value for sure.

Mimosa pudica (Chui Mui)

Mimosa pudica (Chui Mui)

We heard a bad news while on our way to Jurong. There was an accident on MRT track near Sembawang.

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Travel

Sitting in a silent room, kids went to bed and TV is switched off so I can hear clock-ticks and sound of cars coming outside for parking.

It seems that India trip this year will not be possible or not possible in August-September at least 😦 , means no “Valley of Flowers” this year too. I am begging forgiveness from BK, Sharad and Dr. Rajat, meanwhile praying for some miracle to happen.

BK in particular will be very much disappointed as he was very excited about this trip. They have few others plans together for hills of MP, I hope these trips will help them overcoming sorrow due to cancellation of VoF trip. There are many other important things waiting my attention right now than the trip.

Dreaming some day I will be able to travel entire India, there are many destinations I wish to travel especially in Himalayas; I was always fascinated by mountains since my childhood and still remember our first and most memorable trip to Nanital when I was 14 years old. I am well aware of fact that traveling is not easy in mountains especially in rain and winters but to get max of it this is the right time too πŸ™‚ .

Henderson Waves

We were there last Sunday and it was drizzling throughout our outing, I was the one without any cover, went wet and result FLU.

Flu hmm… it was ‘bad’. Running nose, fewer, body ache and cough. To get rid of it had some medicines and developed bad taste :(. The trip was not good.

This is the one I have chosen to post, was holding umbrella on one hand and camera on other, and luckily got lightening in it.

Henderson Waves

Henderson Waves

Cricket

Was watching India and Australia match (T20 world cup cricket) on Friday night, heard a lot about Indian cricket team in past few years, though never got a chance to watch their match in recent years. I lost all my interest in cricket a long way back (10-12 years). My friends told me that now they have improved a lot and doing great in cricket, but what I saw confirms my thoughts again that they haven’t changed, bowlers were bowling poorly and batsmen given up one after another, this is same way of batting they were doing 12 years back, nothing is changed, very same mindset and give up approach.

I never understood the fundamental behind focusing on “taking wickets” rather than “saving run” in T20 format. What is the need to put efforts to take wickets when one is innings is only of 20 overs. In my opinion bowling wicket to wicket and not giving batsman room to play shot will be best strategy here. I am not an expert of cricket but if “saving run” approach is used, batsman will throw it wickets in frustration.

I am not sure if anyone will implement it, but thought to share and wishing my voice will reach to those for which it was meant.

We have started playing cricket on weekends, it’s know as YPL (Yishun Premier League) πŸ˜€ , it doesn’t matter that we are 18 in emails but only 8 are coming to ground on any weekend. Today was my second day, played for 3 hrs. from 7 to 10 of morning, feeling too tired. Every of body which has got muscle is paining.

This condition is knows as “Muscle Fatigue”. The little I have remembered from my studies is that muscle fatigue occurs when our muscles works more than normal, this situation leads to lack of supply of oxygen to muscle, due to this the glucose in body gets converted into Lactic Acid rather than burning completely and gets accumulated in between muscles. Being acidic in nature lactic acid irritates muscles resulting in pain. The process of burning glucose without oxygen and converting into lactic acid is known as Anaerobic Oxidation. In general we do Aerobic Oxidation where glucose get burned completely and release energy . Anaerobic oxidation releases energy faster than aerobic though.

It gets cured by it self with time, as whenever body gets oxygen, it removes lactic acid by processing it. To speed up this process what the best we can do is to do a warm oil massage or warm water bath.

Back

Got few off line messages from Gudiya asking why I am not blogging from some times, she has also asked if all is well. Well, “All izz well”, I was just busy with work related activities, so did not have enough time to write anything. Really sorry to those unknown readers who came and returned back without anything.

Watched my first T20 match yesterday, it was India vs. Afghanistan. Good to see Afghans manage to put a respectable total on score board. My best wishes for their good future.

I have tested myself to limit in past one month, learned many things new and strongly willing to implement those soon. A lot has been changed in terms of technologies in past few years, and change was even quicker in last one years. Fortunately, I am not far behind and catching up will be fast. During this process of testing, I missed the fun part, will regain it also and soon πŸ˜‰ .

Yes! I still remember that I owe you details of my Malacca trip, will log it in a day or two πŸ˜‰ …

Take care
Pawan