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The Countries that are still missing from visiting my blog   Leave a comment


The Countries that are still missing from visiting my blog

Though I wanted the whole world to pay a visit to my blog, this is not to my wish as some countries are still at war or suffering human conflicts. World peace is a compulsory requirement. We wish for World Peace and Harmony for All in our life-time.

However, the next question is that has some of these isolated Island Nations have internet connection with the world? I shall google this and find out.

SP Lim

I am extremely happy and gratified that a total of 144 different countries visited my blog since its inception. From my own country Malaysia to Somalia with a few unclassified identified below:-

144. Somalia 1 Chart SO Visitors April 30, 2011
Unknown – Asia/Pacific Region 933 16 hours ago
Unknown – European Union 173 June 12, 2016
Unknown – Satellite Provider 50 September 4, 2012
Unknown – Anonymous Proxy 16 June 9, 2014

SP Lim

The World Globe

The World Globe

Country/ Visitors / Last New Visitor
1. Afghanistan 0 Never
2. Aland Islands 0 Never
3. American Samoa 0 Never
4. Andorra 0 Never
5. Angola 0 Never
6. Anguilla 0 Never
7. Aruba 0 Never
8. Belarus 0 Never
9. Belize 0 Never
10. Benin 0 Never
11. Bermuda 0 Never
12. British Indian Ocean Territory 0 Never
13. Burundi 0 Never
14. Cape Verde 0 Never
15. Caribbean Netherlands 0 Never
16. Cayman Islands 0 Never
17. Central African Republic 0 Never
18. Chad 0 Never
19. Christmas Island 0 Never
20. Comoros 0 Never
21. Cook Islands 0 Never
22. Cuba 0 Never
23. Democratic Republic of the Congo 0 Never
24. Djibouti 0 Never
25. Eritrea 0 Never
26. Ethiopia 0 Never
27. Falkland Islands 0 Never
28. Fiji 0 Never
29. French Guiana 0 Never
30. French Polynesia 0 Never
31. Gibraltar 0 Never
32. Greenland 0 Never
33. Guernsey 0 Never
34. Guinea 0 Never
35. Guinea-Bissau 0 Never
36. Guyana 0 Never
37. Haiti 0 Never
38. Iran 0 Never
39. Jersey 0 Never
40. Kazakhstan 0 Never
41. Kiribati 0 Never
42. Kosovo 0 Never
43. Kyrgyzstan 0 Never
44. Latvia 0 Never
45. Lesotho 0 Never
46. Liberia 0 Never
47. Libya 0 Never
48. Malawi 0 Never
49. Mali 0 Never
50. Marshall Islands 0 Never
51. Martinique 0 Never
52. Mauritania 0 Never
53. Mayotte 0 Never
54. Micronesia 0 Never
55. Mongolia 0 Never
56. Montserrat 0 Never
57. Namibia 0 Never
58. Nauru 0 Never
59. Niger 0 Never
60. Niue 0 Never
61. Norfolk Island 0 Never
62. North Korea 0 Never
63. Palau 0 Never
64. Palestinian Territory 0 Never
65. Republic of the Congo 0 Never
66. Rwanda 0 Never
67. Saint Barthelemy 0 Never
68. Saint Helena 0 Never
69. Saint Martin 0 Never
70. Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0 Never
71. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0 Never
72. Samoa 0 Never
73. San Marino 0 Never
74. Sao Tome and Principe 0 Never
75. Seychelles 0 Never
76. Sierra Leone 0 Never
77. Sint Maarten 0 Never
78. Solomon Islands 0 Never
79. South Sudan 0 Never
80. Sudan 0 Never
81. Suriname 0 Never
82. Svalbard 0 Never
83. Swaziland 0 Never
84. Syria 0 Never
85. Tajikistan 0 Never
86. The Gambia 0 Never
87. Timor-Leste 0 Never
88. Tokelau 0 Never
89. Tonga 0 Never
90. Turkmenistan 0 Never
91. Turks and Caicos Islands 0 Never
92. Tuvalu 0 Never
93. Uzbekistan 0 Never
94. Vanuatu 0 Never
95. Vatican City 0 Never
96. Virgin Islands 0 Never
97. Wallis and Futuna 0 Never

A Big Thank You For Visiting My Blog. Terima Kasih.

A Big Thank You For Visiting My Blog. Terima Kasih.

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Weekly Photo Challenge ~ The Cluttered Earth   Leave a comment


Weekly Photo Challenge ~ The Cluttered Earth

Earth

Share your vision of our magnificent Earth through your lens.
Photo by Jen Hooks.

By Jen. H.

Though my vision is slightly different from the green natural environment as depicted by Jen K., I am submitting the adverse side of earth cluttered with human dwellings, factories and structures built in the name of development. With global warming and environmental pollution the earth is definitely changing in current times with weather changes throughout the world or Planet Earth. Let us remedy our Mother Earth before it is too late!

SP Lim

The aerial view of Ho Chi Minh City taken from my 2015 Trip to Vietnam.

The aerial view of Ho Chi Minh City taken from my 2015 Trip to Vietnam.

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As far as we currently know, our planet is unique in its ability to sustain life. We are an island in an unimaginably huge universe.

“The Earth is what we all have in common.” Wendell Berry
I have always regarded nature with reverence, feeling most at peace with my feet (and hands!) in the dirt, and the outdoors in my lungs. My most vivid memories of childhood center around outdoor exploration: collecting unique rocks, seeking insects and spiders under fallen logs, cultivating a love and respect for the environment that is a major defining characteristic of who I am today.

During a recent trip to Ireland, I stole a few moments for myself at one of the lovely lakes in Glendalough, and came across the tiny, shimmering stone in the photo below. I had the sentimental thought that nature was sending me a message: “I love you, too.”

A small rock in the shape of a heart, laying in deep green vegetation. Photo by Photo by Jen Hooks.

On this day, between the global Earth Day celebration, and Mother’s Day in the United States, share your vision of our glorious Mother Earth.

Earth

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From Wikipedia:-

EARTH

Earth (otherwise known as the world,[n 5] in Greek: Γαῖα Gaia,[n 6] or in Latin: Terra) is the third planet from the Sun, the densest planet in the Solar System, the largest of the Solar System’s four terrestrial planets, and the only astronomical object known to harbor life.
According to radiometric dating and other sources of evidence, Earth formed about 4.54 billion years ago. Earth gravitationally interacts with other objects in space, especially the Sun and the Moon. During one orbit around the Sun, Earth rotates about its own axis 366.26 times, creating 365.26 solar days or one sidereal year.[n 7] Earth’s axis of rotation is tilted 23.4° away from the perpendicular of its orbital plane, producing seasonal variations on the planet’s surface with a period of one tropical year (365.24 solar days). The Moon is Earth’s only permanent natural satellite. Its gravitational interaction with Earth causes ocean tides, stabilizes the orientation of Earth’s rotational axis, and gradually slows Earth’s rotational rate.

Earth’s lithosphere is divided into several rigid tectonic plates that migrate across the surface over periods of many millions of years. 71% of Earth’s surface is covered with water, with the remainder consisting of continents and islands that together have many lakes and other sources of water that contribute to the hydrosphere. Earth’s polar regions are mostly covered with ice, including the Antarctic ice sheet and the sea ice of the Arctic ice pack. Earth’s interior remains active with a solid iron inner core, a liquid outer core that generates the magnetic field, and a convecting mantle that drives plate tectonics.

Within its first billion years, life appeared in Earth’s oceans and began to affect its atmosphere and surface, leading to the proliferation of aerobic and anaerobic organisms. Since then, the combination of Earth’s distance from the Sun, its physical properties and its geological history have allowed life to thrive and evolve. The earliest undisputed life on Earth arose at least 3.5 billion years ago. Earlier physical evidence of life includes biogenic graphite in 3.7 billion-year-old metasedimentary rocks discovered in southwestern Greenland, as well as “remains of biotic life” found in 4.1 billion-year-old rocks in Western Australia. Earth’s biodiversity has expanded continually except when interrupted by mass extinctions. Although scholars estimate that over 99% of all species of life (over five billion) that ever lived on Earth are extinct, there are still an estimated 10–14 million extant species, of which about 1.2 million have been documented and over 86% have not yet been described. More recently, in May 2016, scientists reported that 1 trillion species are estimated to be on Earth currently with only one-thousandth of one percent described. Over 7.3 billion humans live on Earth and depend on its biosphere and minerals for their survival. Earth’s human population is divided among about 200 sovereign states which interact through diplomacy, conflict, travel, trade and communication media.

While others are shooting the Sun and Venus, I am shooting the rough seas   4 comments


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Being a contrarion. I did the opposite shooting the rough seas probably caused by the strong pull of the additoal gravitational forces on the tides, caused by the alignment of Venus, the Sun and our Earth. I think everybody else is shooting at the transit of Venus across the Sun like making a small black hole on the Sun surface, a hole in the Sun. Rough seas with huge waves are seen for the last 2 weeks. The fishermen especially the inshore ones, are taking a break from their fishing activities. Be careful when you are going to the beach during this week or so.

SP Lim

Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers. — Isaac Asimov

Night of the Supermoon   Leave a comment


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The moon came closer to earth so we had a closer look at the moon – a so-called supermoon last night. Wondering we have some crazy outbreak of misdeeds of lunatics, werewolves or vampires tonight. Food for thought as I am going to bed after the night session of photography.