Showing posts with label Daily Concerns. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Daily Concerns. Show all posts

Vegetable Plants at the Neighborhood Market

Friday, July 5, 2024
Some of our neighbors open a kind of markets during Spring or Summer seasons, the two-weekly market. 


Fig 01 - Seedling vegetable plants.

I think having neighbors sell their own goods can be more than interesting, even a great way to build a sense of community and support local businesses. 

Typical goods that neighbors selling are:
- produce 
- baked goods.
- crafts 
- arts
Homegrown seedlings/ vegetable plants


Fig 02 - Two neighbors sell their plants

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Fig 03 - Some plants.

We observed some plants on the sells: cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, eggplants, squash, zucchini, ground cherries, passion fruit, and sweet melons.



Fig 04 - Homemade Jelly, made of several fruits. 

In addition to plants, they sell jelly too. We can find jelly of pepper, strawberry, pineapple and jalape├▒o.


Fig 05 - Plants for sale. 

The price of the seedling plants was about US$3.5 each, they are including eggplants, peppers, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes and melons.


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39 Million Dollar per Gallon Liquid - Part 2

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Image - Dark Scorpion (credit to Google)


The reason scorpion venom so expensive is that the poison is useful for medical purposes.


Its venom contains one of important chemical components, namely chlorotoxin. The chlorotoxin able to: 
- bind cancer in the locations such as spinal cord and brain.

Hence, scientists and medical professional able to detect exact location and exact size of cancer cells.


Then, scientist may develop the methods to manage and even might cure the cancer.

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A Pink Rose on the Roadside

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
There are plenty of rose varieties in nature (wildly), and even more cultivation varieties by human cultivation. 


Image - A pink rose, found on roadside.

Based on Google sources, in respect to numbe, the variety of wild Vs cultivation roses are following:
- about 150 species of wild roses
- more than 30,000 cultivation roses.

Colors of this flower are plenty, but the favorites: red, pink, yellow, white, orange, lavender and purple.  

While walking in the morning, we stop by to have a look and smell the pink rose. The scent likes combines of floral and sweet.

Do you favor of what varieties and colors of Roses?

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39 Million USA Dollar per Gallon Liquid - Part 1

Sunday, February 18, 2024
All of us might know scorpions, their stings are painful, and few scorpions may kill people. There are 2,000 scorpion species worldwide, but 30 to 40 species only could cause life threatening.


Fig 01 - Arizona bark Scorpion (credit to Responsible pest control).

USA has one species of dangerous scorpion to human, called as bark scorpion, with scientific name is Centruroides sculpturatus.

This species mainly lives in the state of Arizona, but also may be found in the states or areas of:
- New Mexico
- southern Utah
- southern Nevada

In addition to USA, Bark scorpion might be found in Mexico, include the states such as Chihuahua and Sonora.


Fig 02 - Fixing a lamp, illustration.

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Fig 03 - We may find Scorpion in place.

Surprising for me that scorpion poison in form of liquid is the most expensive liquid in the world.


Fig 04 - Foliage, just for illustration.

We might wonder: Why the liquid price could reach US$ 39 million per gallon (3.8 litter)? 


Fig 05 - A cat, belong to the neighbor.


Do you know about scorpion?

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Can Mosquitoes be Exterminated on the Earth? - Part 2

Monday, July 10, 2023

You may read the previous post (Part 1):

- Can Mosquitoes be Exterminated on the Earth? - Part 1 | Tanza Erlambang Update



Fig 01- A mosquito in action (credit to Google)


The mosquitoes are difficult to be eliminated by traditional methods such as using pesticides, draining in standing water and destroying habitat where mosquitoes are laying their eggs.


Method by using genetic know how was conducted in 2018. This method was initiated by scientists from UK.


The scientists sterile female mosquitoes to reduce their reproduction ability, while males are developing genetic mutation.



Fig 02- The rainbow over an Italian cafe, illustration


Further research then developed by a Chinese scientist with his associates. They treat mosquitoes by doing:

- Sterilized the target areas of female mosquitoes

- Infected the male mosquitoes by bacteria.



Fig 03- A cup cake, illustration


These mosquitoes then be released to the specific locations (two islands).


Surprisingly, female mosquito almost extinct. Mosquito population reduce very much. The population reach to nearly zero.



Fig 04- Magnolia, just for illustration


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What is Negative Interest Rate Mean? - Part 2

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

You may read previous post (Part 1):

- What is Negative Interest Rate Mean? - Part 1 | Tanza Erlambang Update



Fig 01- Chocolate covered strawberry


Moreover, the Bank of England, the British central bank was planning to have negative interest rate, then the rate was negative few years ago or by February, 2021.


We may wonder: what are the purposes of negative interest rate?


The main purposes that banks (the central bank) want or encourage people to:

- spending their money instead of saving in the banks

- investing more into the markets

- borrow money from the banks for any purposes, include consumption.



Fig 02- The Monte Carlo Aster Purple flower


These encouragements will boost the economy, the fact is based on economic experiences in Japan, Denmark, Switzerland and Sweden.



Fig 03- The Yellow Rose, taken from garden


Have you experienced with negative or close to zero interest rate in your places?


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What is Negative Interest Rate Mean? - Part 1

Friday, February 17, 2023

At previous postings, we have talked about negative price such as negative oil price, it was happened around April 2020 few years ago. That was the first time in American history.



Fig 01- Negative interest rate (credit to Money for the rest of Us).


You may read about oil price goes negative:

- Why does Oil Price Go Negative in the Market?- Part 1

- Why does Oil Price Go Negative in the Market?- Part 2


How about with negative interest rate?


It means that if we save (deposit) our money, then the bank will charge it. Some banks have specific limit, the charge is applied only to excess cash.


Another meaning that you will get some “amount of money or credit” if you get loan from banks.



Fig 02- A corner at neighborhood, just for illustration.


What countries experienced with negative interest rates?


Here are some:

- Switzerland, interest rate sits at -0.75% (minus 0.75%).

- Denmark has interest rate at -0.60% (minus 0.60%).

- Sweden with interest rate at -0.10% (minus 0.10%).

- Japan has interest rate of -0.10% (minus 0.10%).



Fig 03- Empty Street, just illustration


Have your countries experienced negative interest rate?


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Why does Oil Price Go Negative in the Market? - Part 2

Friday, December 30, 2022

You may read previous post (Part 1):

- Why does Oil Price Go Negative in the Market? - Part 1 | Tanza Erlambang Update



Fig 01- One of gasoline stations at neighborhood


However, NYMEX was opened in 1872 for commodities trade only, the stocks included:

- copper

- platinum

- gold

- silver


The negative price happened when sellers can not find the buyers for future contract, usually near term contract.



Fig 02- Early morning, illustration only


The oil future price should be higher than today price (the spot price). In fact, the price is often higher in the short and long terms.



Fig 03- A Pom Pom flower, illustration


Near term contract refer to price contract in days, weeks or a month, not in years (long term).


It is a sign of bad economy in which negative price “could be” meaning there is no demands, thus less industry activities (productions).


Then, lead to unemployment, and then hurt economic. On and on.


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