Saturday, December 8, 2007


Got a souvenir from Saipan.

A keyfob of the Saipan's official tourist mascot: a panda with a rhyno horn. In Japanese, "Sai" is "Rhyno" and "Da" is like "It is". "Pan-da" is, of course, "Panda". This Japanese-pun "Saipan da!" means "It's Saipan!".

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Found some grasshoppers during the bike ride along a local river.

Mantis Egg Case