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15 Jul
Sign cautioning against penguins

Sign cautioning against penguins

Today I learnt a few things about penguins.
My dad watched a documentary on them and here is what he said:

The male penguin looks for a rock to bring to every female penguins until one accepts it. This is the ‘go ahead’ and they make out. Then the male penguin goes to look for more rocks and builds a nest.

He said that female penguins live for about 12 years, that they start reproducing at the age of 6 and that they lay 2 eggs per year. Then he described the rock bringing little dance he saw:

He walked with his wings spread out, a penguin walk, really. And the rock was in beak. None of the female penguins accepted his rock. The little guy will have to wait till next year.

Then my dad laughed and explained:

He even brought a rock to the photographer!

No cap, no hood at the pool

15 Jul

[This post originally appeared in Dullicious, where I blogged as Barbie-dull for several years.]

A couple days ago, I learnt a reason why people are not allowed to wear hats, caps or hoods at this billiards place I go to sometimes.

They could tend to hide faces in the video surveillance system, said the bouncer at the entrance.

Yes they have a bouncer; this is set in a trouble-prone neighborhood. Yes I was tipsy after drinking a third of my beer and yet I won more than I lost games.

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