Month: June 2014

The Longest Day: A Swan’s Solstice

Yesterday was June the 21st, the longest day of the year; the Summer Solstice. The day with the most sunshine and the official commencement of Summer according to the Gregorian Calender. Exactly six months ago, I visited the infamous ‘Swan Lake’ with the hopes, dreams and aspirations of coming face to face with; well you guessed it, a Swan. I was eager to see one in the wild, just chilling in its natural habitat, away from the grind of everyday city life . I had only previously seen them in captivity. Well as it turned out, I didn’t get to see any swans and was rewarded instead  with  a chance to see many, many geese. I was happy none the less . But Swan Lake kind of felt incomplete without the Swan part to me.

So, I decided to re-visit Swan Lake in pursuit of those ever-so-elusive swans and I thought to myself “What better date to pick than the longest day of the year itself;  more sun, more fun !” I knew it was going to be a long hike ; so I got my old grungy backpack and started filling it with the most random things you could possibly  imagine. Because you never know when that unopened can of red kidney beans will come in handy…

 

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Why you should STOP watching the World Cup.

“Now hold a second. What did I just read? Stop watching the World Cup? But hello, It’s the World Cup dude! It’s when millions upon millions of different people from different nations and backgrounds unite in heart and harmony; to celebrate the very spirit of Football and plus, it only happens once every four years.

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People from all over the world, at an approximated count of 3 billion, which is nearly half the planet’s population, get to tune in to watch, as well as, support their favorite players and teams live over the tv and the web; as the games unfold in real time. So why the heck would I want to miss out on a global event with such awesome grandeur and magnificence?”. (more…)

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Freaky Friggatriskaidekaphobia

Friggatriskaidekaphobia    (Yes, it’s a real word):
The fear of ‘Friday the 13th’.  Frigga is for Friday, the triskai is for 3,  deka means 10,  triskaideca means 13 and phobia means fear.”
 
‘Friday the thirteenth’, has always been looked at through a lens of irrational superstitious belief since time immemorial. Or has it?
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The Viral Spirals

A circle is a reflection of eternity. It has no beginning and no end. And if you put several circles together, then you get a spiral.”-Maynard James Keenan. 

Our universe, as boundless and infinite as it seems is in fact “glued together” by certain laws. They are intrinsic in nature and form patterns of perpetual propagation that can be measured  with the help of mathematical formulas and sequences. The Spiral is probably one of the most well known forms in the midst of the more obvious representations of geometry that occur naturally.

Fingerprint Whorls- Thumb Edition

Fingerprint Whorls- Thumb Edition

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