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#FOTD – 12.11.18

Enjoyed a walk in the brisk cool air when all of the sudden I encountered these lovely potted flowers! Hello there beauties! πŸ™‚

In response to : Cee’s Flower of the Day – December 11, 2018 – Dahlia


Hello everyone! I'm a technical writer by day, creative writer by night. I have a wild imagination yearning for more in life. I'm fascinated by many subjects that have developed into a sort of mental and physical wanderlust that ultimately leads me to experience a variety of cultural shocks. Welcome to my journey and looking forward to reading your blogs!

27 thoughts on “#FOTD – 12.11.18

    1. It was wonderful! I learned something new from Marilyn Armstrong a few weeks ago. She told me that mums were short for Chrysanthemums, which is my mother’s name in Vietnamese (Cuc). My grandpa named my mom and all my aunts after flowers who brightened his day. πŸ™‚

      1. That is beautiful! πŸ™‚

        There is an English sitcom called Keeping Up Appearances where the main character is Hyacinth and she has sisters Violet, Rose and Daisy! So Cuc means Chrysanthemum, or is it short for the full word/flower?

        I believe there are some East Asian Chryssie’s that are very intricate and delicate indeed?

        1. HAHA 🀣 I love Keeping up Appearances. Mrs. “Bouquet” vs. Mrs. Bucket!! Cuc has an accent mark on the u. Yes, it means chrysanthemum. Normally, people will say hoa (flower) before cuc. There are many beautiful flowers in the east☺

            1. I love the show! Everyone knows someone like Mrs. Hyacinth. Unfortunately, I don’t know too many people in my peer group who loves this show as much as I do. So, I guess I can understand why you might be surprised! πŸ˜€

            2. Partially it was because i didn’t think many British sitcoms aired in the US – they usually remake them to suit a local audience – and lose a lot in the translation! πŸ˜‰

              Clearly, you have refined tastes, my Dear! πŸ™‚

            3. Some of them remake them. Others are featured just as the original. British television is very different! I’m still trying to pinpoint why I like them!

              I really enjoyed watching The Paradise, Call the Midwife…Haven’t watched Downtown Abbey yet, though that was highly recommended. πŸ™‚

            4. I find most British shows have very ‘everyday’ actors and charachters, there are few ‘Hollywood beauties or brad Pitt sex symbols in their shows. makes them grittier and more like real life i think?

              I’m not so much into period dramas – although apparently the Brits do them very well indeed! πŸ˜‰

              They do excellent crime drama and some good Sci-fi and comedy though. πŸ™‚

            5. It’s a theory! πŸ˜‰

              There’s also the ‘exoticness’ of the Art of a foreign culture with which you share a common language. (Almost!) πŸ˜‰

            6. Theories are so much fun to think about! I once knew this girl who could whip up conspiracy theories at the drop of a hat.

              That also makes some sense. The Chinese exchange students I knew wanted to learn everything that was distinctly “American”, but I just wanted to learn more about where they’re from. Even my cousin that recently immigrated here from Vietnam expressed so much curiosity.

              Makes me wonder what kind of Australian-made TV shows are out. πŸ™‚

            7. Marilyn from Serendipity likes our Aussie TV shows, mostly dramas but apparently you get a lot of an Aussie comedian over there on tv that we never see here… Jim Jeffries?
              Try Dr Blake Mysteries, Pine Gap, Janet King, Jack Irish or APTCH ( A Place To Call Home) for starters. πŸ˜‰

              Speaking of theories i read a blog with a doozie the other day: Kangaroos and a whole other bunch of animals are uniquely found in Australia, nowhere else (not even skeletons of dead ones) – So far so good right?

              BUT Because the Bible is ‘true’ they migrated from where they were created – the Garden of Eden in the Middle East (where Adam gave names to them all) to Australia (where
              they were ‘meant’to be) then migrated back so Noah could pile two of them into the Ark and then migrated all the way BACK again once the Flood waters had receded and when there was a convenient land bridge between Asia And Aus for them to hop or amble across!

              And this happened all since roughly 4000 BC and in between the Ice Age and the Flood.

              The Author is perfectly happy to believe any ‘science’that supports his view of Creation (such as DNA profiling and the human genome project which features in his blog name) but flatly denies any kind of ‘science’that puts his opinions into any kind of dispute.

              True science requires us to check the data and evidence before accepting it and reaching a conclusion that fits only the facts – it does not give us the right to reject evidence we don’t personally like. 😦

            8. Whoa! Ho! Sounds like the author of this blog is slightly insecure then if not willing to check his beliefs and views with other evidence. Otherwise, the author has nothing to fear. So have you interacted with the author?

              I have a question about multiple mass floods from archaeologists’ research….

            9. Not so much insecure as totally convinced beyond any argument that every word in the Bible is true and literal. Despite the fact that the Son of God usually talked in parables or allegory the concept of his view being inaccurate or incompletely understood is a thing he refuses to grasp or question. 😦

              I’ve met the kind before – there is little point conversing with them – it tends to annoy me. πŸ˜‰

              I am much happier discussing ante-diluvian theory or research with you, Sa! πŸ˜‰

              My personal view, given that virtually every old culture on earth has it’s flood ‘myth’ is that it is an ancestor memory of the period following the last Ice Age when trillions of tons of ice extending down from the North Pole to the current Mediterranean Sea latitudes would have melted and the water released vastly raised existing sea levels covering land people had been inhabiting during the period when most water was locked up in the ice-caps.

              So what is your question?? πŸ™‚

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