Month: June 2007

The Sea-Monkey Diaries, Part Eight

We’re still enamored with our little critters, and we’re very pleased to report that we think that one of the ten sea-monkeys may be pregnant because she or it is sporting what looks like an egg sac. Furthermore, last night, one of the other sea-monkeys latched on to the apparently pregnant one and has been attached since. We read on sea-monkey sites that they’re mating. No, we have no idea why the pregnant sea-monkey would still mate when there are others for the, um, male sea-monkey to choose from, though we can’t be sure if any of the others are female. Or if these two are really mating. Or if the one with the egg-sac-looking like sac is really pregnant. Oh well. Technorati Tags: animals, singapore, sea-monkey, toys Tweet

Mocking names

I’m not talking about Hongkongers and their ownself give ownself first names, but this list of baby names that will guarantee that the unfortunate children that are given some of the names will be remembered. Neither am I talking about hip-hop and rap stars and their own brand of ownself give ownself first names, like Jay-Z and Five-Percent, but there’s this baby name spelled J-Me and pronounced Jamie. And there’s our very own Ix Shen who named himself after Roman numerals, with the very slight possibility that he might have a conversation that goes: Hi, and you are? Ix. Ix Shen. Pleased to meet you, Shen. That’s a bad hiccup you’ve got. Can I get you a glass of water? Alternatively: Oh, bless you. You know, you really shouldn’t keep a sneeze in. Damages the nasal passage. Then there’s Texan child that was named ESPN by his parents, and you know that’s not a girl’s name. There are It’s hard to imagine that any of these names are for real. But tell that to the …

The Sea-Monkey Diaries, Part Seven

For the benefit of those who are wondering if we’ve upturned the tank into the toilet, we’re pleased to report that we’ve spotted three tiny baby sea-monkeys in the tank, and they seem to be frisky and swimming around the increasingly murky water, which is filled with sea-monkey-faecal matter and carcasses. Yes, there have been deaths, but that’s the natural course of things. There are about 10 to 15 adult sea-monkeys left, and they’re each about 1cm long. Technorati Tags: animals, sea-monkey, Singapore, toys Tweet