https://youtu.be/lxds5WH436w (See the 360 video on YouTube) Boulder Planet is a huge bouldering gym in the north side of Singapore (in the basement of Sembawang Shopping Centre). Problems There's a good range of problems at the gym which are graded from 1 to 12. The grading felt a little bit uneven on the problems we… Continue reading Boulder Planet
I LOVE pizza so gave some frozen ones a go. These were the ones available at the NTUC near my place. The Plank and the Pizza Tradizionale one are supposed to be the fancier types and the Dr Oetker Ristorante one is just your run of the mill frozen pizza I guess. Here's what they… Continue reading Frozen Pizza Taste Test
Conservation issues are the result of human impact, therefore without people, conservation wouldn't exist. People are the heart of conservation. Conservation is about finding solutions to problems that are caused by human attitudes and behaviours. If what we're doing is the problem, then we hold the keys to the solutions. Conservation is also about compromise,… Continue reading The Heart of Conservation
Of the 75,000 species assessed by the IUCN Red List (by end 2014), 20,000 species have been listed as threatened (classed as Vulnerable, Endangered or Critically Endangered) The 2014 Living Planet Index tracks trends of over 3000 species of vertebrates (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish). Between 1972 and 2010, the populations have decreased by… Continue reading Important Statistics for Conservation
It breaks my heart to think that we have to triage species to save. The video lesson from the Introduction to Conservation Course said that we have to decide which ones to save because "conservation operates under limited resources". There are not enough resources to save all the species. I cannot help but wonder whether… Continue reading Choosing What to Conserve
The corn hasn’t grown much... hmm... The gotu kola survived the transplant! Though it kinda looks like it’s shrunk. The Indian Borage didn’t keep the aphids away 😔. You can see they’re attacking the tips of the basil because the ants do this weird thing of stuffing soil around them. Looks like I’ve got to… Continue reading 25th April 2021 Garden Update
https://youtu.be/B_vJpGTYL1M I had another happy day in the gym today! I tried this blue climb multiple times and came very close to completing it in this video but slipped off on the top hold. Had to attempt this another time before completing it!
Climate change means that some species of animals, even iconic ones like the polar bear, are going to become extinct. It also means that certain plant species are going to disappear. This is because the change in climate makes their habitats unable able to support them and unlike humans, they can't just hop on a… Continue reading What Climate Change Means to Me