Saturday, January 30, 2016

Two sides of the Coin


Two sides of the Coin

I am intrigued by the price of a fruit drink.

My favorite is by the way soursop.

Often the price is 100mg of  a good wine.

After all wine comes from a base of edible fruit.

Now I take 50mg of my favorite wine instead of the soursop.

Fruits are seasonal but alcohol is eternal (medicinal too).

Why I take 50 is economic (not small is beautiful) and nothing but economic and currently doctors recommend twice of what I take which is 100mg.

Let me analyze the fruit drink.

It is 90% water 4% ice cubes crushed, lot of sugar to kill the nutritional balance (sucrose instead of fructose) killing amount of table salt and liberal amount Ecoli from the poor (city) water source.

I say 100% of the dog shit ends in the river water intake.

Why drink fruit juice with bugs?

Drink the alcohol which is first class antiseptic (bacteria fear them like ghosts) and a high class mood elevator.

There is always a better side when one weighs the moral/ religious dilemma.

Little is good, that is how I translate “Mujja Pama Dhattana Weramani” the venerable precept.

Warning for Indoor and Outdoor Aquarium Owners


Warning for Indoor and Outdoor Aquarium Owners

I rescued few fish selling on the pavement (I haven't got enough space for all) with temperatures hovering around 32 degrees in Kandy city.
It must be worst in other districts.

Diurnal (in fact within 12 hours) variation of January temperatures are more than 15 degrees Centigrade.

Early Morning 20 degrees and at 1 pm 35 degrees.

Fish can tolerate up to 30 degrees indoors may be less outdoors.

If your fish are dying, it is not due to algal bloom.

Just keep an aquarium thermometer (very cheap) and test the temperature or cover the pond with (thatched ) coconut leaf or better light inhibitor polythene wrappings.
What I use is a polythene roofing cut into shape and paste the polythene wrapping with fish friendly silicone glue (used to paste glass tanks).

Industrial glue kills the fish.