Fungus gnat growing in our indoor garden

Fungus gnats (same order as housefly, Diptera) is a harmless but irritating insect around garden pots. Irritating to human, but their larvae helps to decompose organic matters. The adult has been attributed to carry disease (‘vector’) such as pythium that kills seedlings. – They are ‘mushrooming’ in the house where we set up our indoor garden. At first, I thought they were sand-fly but upon closer inspection. their morphology resembled those of fungus gnat. – What a big relief, esp. considering that we have kids at home. Continue reading Fungus gnat growing in our indoor garden

How to report traffic offence in Singapore

This is based on police.gov.sg webpage (https://www.police.gov.sg/e-services/report/feedback-on-road-users). – Important point before proceeding first witness willing to testify in court have corroborative evidence or another independent witness (willing to testify) the above will help police to follow up on the report. – Next criteria possess Singpass (apply here) valid email address registration numbers of vehicle (aka ‘plate number’) – procedure agree to terms & conditions login to EDDIES (bottom page) input required particulars upload docs (<= 50 MB) – It requires more effort to bring justice to the offender than for the person to offend. To make our road safer, the … Continue reading How to report traffic offence in Singapore

Daddy, where is the mourning dove?

My son asked. – I said I don’t know. – He asked again, “Daddy… where is the mourning dove?” – This continued with my futile answers: you will have to look for them they are looking for food they are at home they are with mummy – at last, the answer that stopped my son from asking further was “I don’t know. I’m not the birds’ daddy, I’m your daddy” Continue reading Daddy, where is the mourning dove?

When your kid is weak in competition, what can you do?

My girl is weak when it comes to social interactions. I had a colleague who used to tell his lil girl that “shy is rude”. You can be shy to stranger but when you are with family and someone greets you, to ignore that person, whether stranger, friends or relatives, is totally rude. I agreed to his teaching. My girl is the same. She is 6 yo and getting bad at her social skills. She gets pushed around at school, easy to be influenced by peer pressure, and timid among friends but a bully when she interacts with her lil … Continue reading When your kid is weak in competition, what can you do?