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The Kazakhs of the Altai mountain range in western Mongolia are the only people that hunt with golden eagles...

The skill... lies in harnessing an unpredictable force of nature. "You don't really control the eagle. You can try and make her hunt an animal - and then it's a matter of nature. What will the eagle do? Will she make it? How will you get her back afterwards?"

Photography that lets the mind soar.
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"Oono designs the detailed pictures digitally, cuts them out on paper using a laser cutter and puts the pages together. The 40-page books can be viewed page by page or unfolded into a beautiful 360° circular fan so that all the images are visible at once."
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I hold a similar sentiment. +Takahiro Yamamoto  thought the same, too. =)
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Mu most recent shares were from an old trip actually: Canada, in September of 2012. But in about a month from now, I'll be heading North once again. First to Tromsø, Norway, where I was last winter and which proved to be a good base for Northern Lights hunting and then to Iceland, on my first trip there. To say I'm excited about both would be an understatement.
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"Not exactly. It was only my head that burst into flames." ~ I laughed. Comics are a form of comfort food.

I look forward to both the Dear Mr. Watterson documentary, , and 
Stripped: The Comics Documentary .

Documentaries are another form of comfort food.
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My fav is one of the Sunday stripes, where Calvin asks if he can have a cigarette.
"Trusting parents can be hazardous to your health".
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Relationships (of any kind) are very complicated.  Enjoying the journey is the best you can hope for, I guess.  :)
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An attempt at the gooey Swedish chocolate cake "kladdkaka". =)

Coincidentally came across this "The guards forgot to lock a group of prisoners in their cells for the night, and they decided to spend the time baking chocolate cake and watch TV." comic ( )!

Seeking verification, this newspaper snippet (!sA1Ow ) tells it was the kladdkaka that was baked!? If true, wow. =) 

Appreciative when a pleasant happening is reported instead of disheartening tripe. ^^

~ Kladdkaka recipe adapted:
- I only had raw caster and brown sugar so a combination of both substituted for the white sugar named. I'll decrease the quantity a little next time.
- The baking time was truncated to 25 minutes as suitable for my convection oven.
~ Apparently the kladdkaka was the most Googled food in Sweden.

#baking   #chocolatecake   #kladdkaka   #happiness  
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+Tea Club ( Tea Coffee Chocolate Food Club ) Thank you. I had fun eating it immediately after! =)
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Where's that popcorn and ice-cream...
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Ginger syrup simmered glutinous rice dumplings with toasted coconut and lotus seed sprinkles. aka. Unintentional dinner.

These, 糖不甩, offered to mingle
~ the aroma of hot ginger syrup with toasted coconut.
~ a dumpling's chewiness with the crunch of toasted sprinkles.
~ the sharp bite of ginger infused syrup with the sweetness of coconut and lotus seed.

~ The sprinkles commonly include crushed toasted peanuts and sesame. Toasted ground lotus seed and coconut reigned my moment.
~ CLANNAD's Dango Daikazoku song partly spurred my making these. The Dango song (with lyrics) remain lodged in my mindscape.
~ Each dumpling was awash in ginger syrup then in toasted goodness before consumption. Maximised flavour == happiness!
~ Past tense? Yes... "I'll taste test a few." -> "That's dinner done." Ahem.

#chinese   #dumplings   #糖不甩   #dango   #dessert  
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+Yumi Shoji Thank you. And yes.. if it's sweet, I'll be game to try. ^^

+Benedict Chui Double checked, the usual accompaniment does have coconut anyhow, with peanuts and sesame as other additions. So yes, coconut is an accepted partner with these dumplings, beyond my own make what I feel like habit. =)
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"There was the quality of the ten a.m. sunlight as it existed in the air ahead of the windshield, filtered by the thin overcast, blessing irresponsibility — you felt you could slice forever through such a cool pure element — and springing, by implying how high these hills had become, a widespreading pride" ~ John Updike

Ten in the morning is my second favourite hour of each day, the first being the hour pre-dawn. It'll be here soon. 
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+Benedict Chui .. pot calling kettle black? ^^
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April 23
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CC, Nthi, Thea, Alatariel, Isilwen, Elethea
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Sydney - Hong Kong - Bremen - Manchester
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