Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Photo of the day, #387

Well, hey there! I like these sunny days we've been having. People are friendlier and everyone seems to be in a good mood. I wonder if the people living on tropical islands are happier and friendlier than those that live in the Arctic. I think there might even be some research that supports my hypothesis. But, I'm too lazy to look for the information. I don't know about you, but hot weather makes me feel lazy...

I don't even feel like writing a haiku hint. You are on your own today! 

What is that thingamajig?

Photo #386 Revealed

It was a basketball.
Random fact of the day: Did you know that the game of basketball was once played with a soccer ball? The basketballs we use today were introduced in 1929.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Photo of the day, #386

I'm going to keep this nice and short because the weather is just perfect and I want to go out and play! Our summers are way too short, so I want to enjoy the every bit of sunshine we get. It's a perfect day to go for a walk and check out all the cute shirtless guys! ;)

Here's today's haiku hint:

the taller you are,
the better chances you have 
to go to the top

What is it?

Photo #385 Revealed

It was an avocado.

Avocados get a bad rep for being unhealthy for you because of its high fat content, but it's actually good for you! It has more potassium than bananas and it's rich in vitamins B, E and K. Plus, it is a great source of fiber, which keeps you full longer!

Have you ever had an avocado shake? It's so creamy and delicious. Just blend half an avocado with milk and a bit of sweetener (i.e sugar, honey, condensed milk, whatever you like). Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Photo of the day, #385

Hi, there! First of all, I have to apologize for not updating sooner. I'm not done with this blog just yet. I can't bear to let this blog go. It's my baby. My goal is to continue this blog as long as there are thingamajigs out there for me to photograph. It's not always easy; I try not to photograph the same thing twice.

Anyways, let's get back to today's hint:

it gets a bad rep
for being so high in fat
but it's good for you!

What is it?

Photo #384 Revealed

It was a dressmaker form. 
This is for those that like to sew clothes. Or you could use it as a decorative piece. 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Photo of the day, #384

Hello out there! If anyone else is out there, maybe drop me a comment just to say hello back? Blogging is much more fun when you know you have some readers, don't you think? Anyway, I hope you had a good weekend. Did you remember to take the time to tell your mom how much you care for her? It is a bit of a shame that the only time we seem to appreciate our moms is when there is a "holiday" to remind us that "Oh, yeah! Mothers are important. Let's celebrate them!" But I think it's important to tell your loved ones how much you really care about them as much as you can. You shouldn't have to wait for a holiday or special occasion. Life is too short. Take a few minutes today and tell someone how much you love him/her.

Now, let's get back to today's thingamajig haiku hint:

a handy helper
for when you need some body
to stand by your side

What is it?

Photo #383 Revealed

It was cilantro/coriander.
Cilantro and coriander are both acceptable names for this plant. But if you want to be a smarty pants, you can tell people this: the entire plant and seeds are called coriander while the leaves alone are called cilantro

Even though cilantro is good for you, some people will avoid eating it because they experience an unpleasant "soapy" taste. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Photo of the day, #383

Hey there! Hope you are having a super duper day so far! I've been enjoying the summery weather here. With the rain we've been having, the grass is finally green! I was sick of seeing all the brown all around town! (that rhymed!) It's nice when the city is in bloom! Do any of you garden? Or grow plants on your windowsill?

Anyway, here's the haiku hint for today's thingamajig:

fresh is always best
brightens up soups and salads
with a bit of green!

What is it?

It's Matthew Morrison Shirtless!

image from Google
This is Matthew Morrison on the cover of Details magazine. Some of you will recognize him as Will Schuester from the hit television series "Glee." I don't remember my teachers ever being this sexy or good looking. But it's probably a good thing. I would have been too distracted to learn anything from him. ;)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Guess who this sexy man is?

It's the weekend and I feel like some eye candy, thingamajig-style. So, it's time for another "Guess who this sexy man is!" 

Here are some hints:

  • He's what they call a "triple threat:" He can sing, dance and act!
  • He's a currently on TV; but has also done movies
  • He's known for his hair and smile
  • He is American
Do you know who he is?

Photo #382 Revealed

It was a vinyl record player.
Remember these? :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Photo of the day, #382

It's May! How fast time goes by! It's another cloudy day. I wonder why the sun doesn't want to come out and play? I miss the sunshine. But I can't complain. I'm lucky I don't live in a place where there are a natural disasters like hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes, which are fairly common this time of the year. I am thankful that my loved ones and I are safe and don't have to worry about the weather doing damage. Besides, instead of complaining about the lack of sunny days here, I could always move to some place tropical...

Anyway, here's today's thingamajig hint:

a thing of the past
is now popular again
it's strange how that works...

What is it?

Photo #381 Revealed

It was a chinese guardian lion statue.
These guardian lions are usually found in pairs (a male and a female lion) in front of restaurants, hotels and in the entrances of Chinatowns around the world. The photo above depicts a male lion, with his paw resting on a ball while the female has a cub under her paw. These statues are mainly decorative, but can be symbolic. It is a belief that these guardian lions bring good luck, while driving away evil spirits. 

Have you seen these kind of statues where you live?

p.s you have to be more specific than "statue." I'll even take dragon statue as an answer.