Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Flower

This post is specially dedicated to Selba (or should be Selba's mum?), Robin and those kaki who likes flower, including Cynthia whom I missed out earlier on... Who else is flower lover here? Hands up, please ... I'm not a flower-lover and I don't fancy flower, but I like to take snapshots of flowers. And... don't ask me what is the name of those flowers, cos I really have no idea :)

One "sesat" pink-coloured flower.. "The Lost Sheep?"

Yellow-coloured flower is very eye soothing. Nice to look at.

This one ah.. no comment :)

This one ah.. look like fake flowers to me..pink + yellow + green.. Bad colour combination.. hahaha.. but those are real flowers :)

This one leh.. too orange. See also headache. Cannot see for long .. :)

Flower being "punished" - I mean "wrapped up" cos they are not "well behaved" - Oops, I'm talking craps again ??

Guess where I took all these shots?

This is the place.. Inside the Wet Market !!! - The Batu Lanchang Afternoon Market. Surprised?

33 comments:

may said...

these are really pretty! I went to a floral fest before at a temple, and they had beautiful flowers like these too. very colourful!

Selba said...

Oh.... beautiful... will show this post to mom tonite when I get home :) I know this flower but how come I forget the name of it? hmmm.. getting old, I guess... hahaha...

Thanks for the dedication, Chen! *hugs & kisses*

Robin said...

wah Thanks.. so nice.

Chrysanthemum is the flower of Autumn, and one of the four scholars.

In this region, it is used for praying quite often... haha

Robin said...

Chrysanthemum flowers are boiled to make a sweet drink in some parts of Asia. The resulting beverage is known simply as "chrysanthemum tea" (菊花茶). Chrysanthemum tea has many medicinal uses, including an aid in recovery from influenza. (probably because of the pyrethrins, which are natural insecticide)

Did u know..
The leaves of several species are edible, and are grown commercially in East Asia as a leaf vegetable, known as tung ho (Chinese: 茼蒿; Pinyin: tónghāo) or shungiku (Japanese: 春菊[シュンギク]). In China, the greens are often stir-fried simply with garlic and dried chile peppers. The colour of the cooked greens is dark, their texture dense and mucilaginous, and their flavour fragrant and complex.

Thao said...

I love flowers!! Especially here, in Spring, there are so many types of flowers, right now bulbs are in seasons. SO beautiful ;-)

Cynthia said...

I am a big fan of flower.. you missed me!!! =)

I love kek-hua... ekekkke

yellow one is the best~@!!! =)

Chen said...

may,
Yeah, it's nice to look at the flowers, especially colourful flowers.

selba,
*hugs*
Hope aunty will like the flowers :) U are not getting old, u r just getting forgetful only, hahha :P

robin,
Hehe.. U are very knowlegeable regarding flowers. You are indeed a flower lover :)

chrysanthemum tea is one of the popular drinks. But I don't know the leaves of several species can be eaten as well. Something new I learned today.

Chen said...

thao,
bulbs is now in season? Nice.. Do take some pictures and share with us the beautiful scenery :)

cynthia,
Heheh, Now I remember.. your favourite flower is the Sunflower :) Ooh.. u love 菊花 too?

*hi 5*
Among all those flowers, I like the yellow one the most too :)

Selba said...

Whoaaa.... Robin so clever ya? ;)

Hmmm... I guess I should drink Chrysanthemum for getting recover from my influenza...

Robin, how about lou han guo?

Winn said...

i m not a flower person..but i like flowers with weird colors like blue purple brown green etc:)

fooDcrazEE said...

loads of flowers....wish i knew them too

day-dreamer said...

I thought you might have captured them in someplace like Cameron Highlands. Mana tau... ceh, in market! Hahaha!

Nice ones, though! Keep it up.

Chen said...

Selba,
The birdy is very clever :)

Winn,
Wah.. weird coloured flowers?
blue purple brown green flowers?
*ahem*
that sounds interesting..

foodcrazee,
as long as we know those are flowers.. not knowing the names... never mind loh.. not important :D

day dreamer,
This is to show that.. we don't have to go to gardens or whatever special places to take flower shots.. Can even do that inside the market :P Hahaha...

Pink Cotton said...

wow!!at first i tot u took those photos at some big beautiful garden of flowers...mana tau........ at wet market pula!haahah

Selba said...

Already showed this post to my mom, thanks from her :)

She likes the picture no.4 because we don't have that kind of type here in Indonesia, and as always she said, "Es ist schön." hehehe...

slurp! said...

i like the deep fried flowers that I tried at Koh Kret, Thailand. Does that counts me as flower lover as well? :P

anyway, Chiang Mai @ Thailand will be having one of the largest horticultural exhibit in this region. you will have something like 80ha of land with various garden themes for your exploration. interested?

Royal Flora Ratchaphruck 2006
1 Nov 06 -> 31 Jan 07
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Website: www.royalfloraexpo.com

Chen said...

pink cotton,
hehehe.. we don't have to go to beautiful gardens to snap photos of flowers :P Anywhere will do.. as long as there are flowers :)

selba,
glad she likes it..
btw, what is "Es ist schön" again?

slurp,
wah.. deep fried flower?
someone is eating flower here :D

Thanks for the link. I will explore it slowly :)

carcar said...

your crap brought smile to my face...tonight, a sad and worry night...no mood, no direction... i loitered ard the street for hours, i cannot find myself...neither any shadow...

flowers are so beautiful , they are just another awesome creation of abba father... i stop at two florist just now...

and tonight i bumped into your flower post again.

just wanna say thanks to you.

Chen said...

carcar,
poor carcar, sorry to hear that u are feeling down.. hope our chat in ym conference can bring you laughter & joy :) *hugs*

Yeah, God's creation is great :)

Sharl612 said...

Beautiful! I am not a flower person though I grow out watering flower as a evening ritual - for my auntie Garden. ;)

Furkids In Hong Kong said...

Wonderful photos, as are the sunset ones!

Sorry long time no visit doc!

Take care.

Chen said...

sharl612,
Oh..since u mentioned..now I remember.. I used to help my mother to water the plants/flowers in the garden at the late evening too .. in my old house in Sarikei :)

And not forgetting.. catching the siput babi/snail or ulat beluncas/caterpillar on the plants :)

Those were the days...

Furkids in HK,
Thanks. Guess u must be busy all these while with Cream & your hectic schedule :) Glad to see you back.

Pandabonium said...

Nice pics Chen. Thanks. Beauty is where you find it. I always take a few minutes to wander through the gardening section outside our grocery and hardware stores - just to enjoy the plants and flowers. K always asks what I'm looking for and I always reply, I'm just looking at the flowers.

Selba said...

it means: it is beautiful :)

Slurp, thanks for the info about the Thailand largest horticultural exhibition.... Now.. am thinking to visit Thailand... or maybe buy my mom a flight ticket to see it!

Winn said...

do u think roses can be cooked and eat?

Chen said...

pandabonium,
yeah, and sniffing the clean and uncontaminated morning air, and the fragrant of the flowers ;)

Selba,
oh, okie :) Thanks. Have a look at the links below (my reply to Winn) regarding the edible flowers too.. It's amazing, hahahha... Imaging eating orchids, which is 'Warm and peppery" !!

Winn,
your question stir my thoughts... and I do a research on internet.. and my goodness... There are so many edible flowers around us.. Wow !!

This is what I gathered "You can eat almost any fragrant rose as long as it hasn’t been sprayed with chemical pesticides. Don’t eat the white bits at the base of the petals because these are bitter."

Below are the links :
1) edible flowers recipe
2) edible flowers

I still can't believe this :D

Selba said...

Oh... I remebered... I did eat flower salad at Fashion Cafe long time ago. It tasted funny... I couldn't really finish the whole plate because of the aroma.

Have seen on TV that flowers are being fried in Thailand (and also a few part in China) as snack, same as the bugs on the street stalls.

Let's try it!!! kekeke

maria @ twinsmom said...

I feel like watching the beginning of My Fair Lady :D. nice. I love flower.

Chen said...

Selba,
Wow, u eat flowers before too? Flower Salad.. mmm... tasted funny? or cos u r not used to eating flowers yet? Hehehe..

I had eaten the preserved flower previously (I can't remember what flower is that) but not the fresh flowers or fried flower :)

maria,
My Fair Lady? That's very old movie .. I have some vague memories on the beginning of the musical movie.. The flower girl :)

Cynthia said...

ah!! like that lah.. =) *si3 ai4 mian4 zi3* ekekek

Chen said...

cynthia,
hahah.. yeah loh, like that loh :)

slurp! said...

selba,
you're welcome. since you like loy khrathong, might as well go during Nov and enjoy both at the same time. but be sure to book early as the accomodation can be quite packed.

chen,
since flowers can be brewed as tea, i guess that why they can be eaten as well. but for eating them raw, be sure it's organic & free from chemicals.

Chen said...

slurp,
yeah, if unsure of the status of the flower, then better don't eat.. Or else might get food poisoning :)