Thursday, December 27, 2007

a lunar corona and planet mars

a lunar corona and planet mars, originally uploaded by nadi0.

some facts for you and me. hihi

"A [lunar] corona quite frequently occurs when the Moon passes behind light or broken cloud. ...the most common form of the lunar corona is a disc of light which is bluish at its inner edge, changing to white further out, and intensifying to a reddish-brown outer edge. This is called the aureole, which may well have a further colored ring or rings surrounding it (normally refers to as iridescence). The corona is caused by the diffraction of moonlight by water droplets or by ice crystals in the atmosphere." - Astrophotography by HJP Arnold, pg 130.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

pizza suka hati

pizza suka hati, originally uploaded by nadi0.

pizza sauce:
chopped onions & garlic,
tomato paste, whole canned tomatoes
dried oregano, parsley, rosemary, ground paprika,
salt, pepper & sugar to taste.

suka hati. in this one, crabstick, sausages, mushrooms, pineapple, sliced onions, bell pepper, mozarella cheese.

pizza dough: bought at giant..pretty good dough! can't remember the brand, but it's in a white box with blue writing all over it.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

organized mess

KJ Sky, originally uploaded by nadi0.

that's what i am, like the stars in the sky. (i couldn't find my camera's battery and realized that my room has been subtly reorganized.) apa lagi..melenting la!

and i realize that i haven't written in almost 3 weeks.

i've always been fascinated by objects beyond earth. like the moon and sun, and recently the stars and deep space objects. here's a recent one i took from my front porch, the orion constellation. because of light pollution, i could only capture the brightest ones in the sky. i need to find some place that is darker but safe around here get a better outcome.

a friend said i need to find myself a boyfriend. it made me feel like a loser for about 2 seconds, but in some ways, i'm quite glad that i have the interest, and plenty of time to learn and indulge myself in it. but of course, having that someone who loves you and cares about you would be nice too. hehe.

what else? i had a bone marrow test recently. it's been two weeks, no calls from the hospital. so i guess things must be good. no news is good news, they say. alhamdulillah. blood counts also came back good, as they have loyally done so in the past 2.5 years.

ok lah. i'm off to the times warehouse sale, to see if they have any astronomy books on sale. hehe.


and selamat hari raya haji.