Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
This one is for Moggie......
arranged by all her blogging friends.
My 13th rainbow was shot yesterday evening from the apartment. You, my blogging friends had "arranged", "called the rainbow factory", "searched" and "wished" it for Moggie.....and there it was. Moggie and i thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.
Moggie (with the help of Divemuster and Ladyhawk), was taken to Universiti Putra Malaysia early this morning. If all goes well, she'll undergo surgery tomorrow. I'll pray for my friend...and know you will too.
Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers, emails, postcards, posts in your wonderful blogs, amazing and mindblowing illustrations, phone calls, text messages, hugs..... To all those who stepped forward and aided Moggie and i in these trying times (both far and near), i hope you know that you are angels. We will never forget.
love and peace,
Moggie and Andy
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
moggie in a sniggering fit
Mogwai @ Moggie,... my best friend for the past 12 years is not doing too well. Her vet says she's suffering from a spinal problem which has left both her hind legs paralyzed. I was told this morning that she has now lost her sight. Won't be posting for some time now as i'll be looking after her full time. We will be thinking of each and everyone of you who have and still is visiting our site. You have somewhere down the line become like family to us. Please keep my best friend in your prayers...
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Catasetum Shanelle Girl
Several months ago, I acquired this young orchid from Mr. Shinmun Lee, a friend and orchid enthusiast who runs a beautiful nursery. One of the many places I hang out at when I urgently need to de-stress, think or just be surrounded by green.
Shanelle Girl came with a responsibility. You see, Shinmun named this hybrid after the apple of his eye, "Shanelle".....his daughter. Currently there are only 3 people in the world who possess this orchid....and I happen to be one of them! Talk about pressure. (Now I know how Dr.Liau felt when he was presented with a 5 year old Cherry Blossom bonsai from Japan).
With a lot of care and constant monitoring, my catasetum finally developed buds and bloomed. What a relief....and what joy. Not only does this amazing hybrid have beautifully structured blooms, it also has one of the best fragrances I have ever come across in an orchid.
The master mind behind Catasetum Shanelle Girl is none other than Mr. Lee Nam Fook, a good friend and the president of the Orchid Society of Selangor & Federal Territory. He crossed the Catasetum Memoria Kampar Yip with the Catasetum Tenebrosum which resulted in this beauty. Shanelle Girl has a certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society of London and the stamp of approval from the International Registration Authority for Orchid Hybrids.