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Many kind of local handicrafts are sold along Malioboro Street. Both domestic and foreign tourists are interested in them. I want to buy some as souvenirs.
Don’t worry; I’ll also buy you the most interesting one.
A seahorse spends much of its time resting among the sea plants. It uses its prehensile tail to anchor itself to the plants. When microscopic sea animals swim by, the seahorse quickly sucks them up with its long snout.
Seahorses are clever at camouflaging themselves. They come in many colors. They can be brown, red, yellow, black, grey, or white. They can also change their colors in the blink of an eye. This makes it hard for the enemies like birds and crabs to see them.
The most unusual thing about seahorses though, is that male seahorses give birth! The male seahorse has a pouch below his belly. The female places 150 to 200 eggs in this pouch. The male will then fertilize the eggs. He keeps them safe until they become they become fully-formed baby seahorses. Baby seahorses must look after themselves as soon as they are born.
In many parts of the world, seahorses face danger. Pollution destroys their homes. People in some Asian countries capture seahorses to make medicines. In North America, many people like to catch seahorse and keep them in aquarium as pets. Nowadays, there are seahorse ‘farms’ which provide lots of seahorses for those who want to keep the seahorses as their pets.
Could you do that as soon as possible because it’s freezing here and I am so tired.
I put my cock in the coop behind the house. I clean the cock every morning. I feed it with cereal. When the night comes, it crows every hour. This is just my live clock to indicate the changing of time at night. I love it because it has soft feather and soft crow. When it crows, Bilung turns down head until it stops.
We arrived in Pangandaran at about 9 a.m. It was already busy, perhaps because of the holidays. We went directly to Pananjung and found a lot of people camping at the beach. Then we took a rest here and watched the waves rolling into the beach. The air was fresh too.
He lamented, “I am the master of web weaver, yet the swallows are claiming the picks of worms. I will weave a big web to catch the swallow itself”. So the spider created a swallow-catching web. It took several weeks of labor. He was ready to see what would happen to swallow that flew through his web.
The swallow broke the web easily. All his effort and power after working for several weeks was fruitless. It was lost in a moment. “Now I realize that catching swallow is beyond my capacity”, he confessed. He resumed his insects-catching job. He could take the lesson from event. He was happy then.
Another trait of the rain forest is the forest canopy. This canopy is formed by the branches and leaves of the trees. Unfortunately, rain forests are rapidly depleting. People are clearing more and more rain forest for timber. Some people are cutting down trees illegally. This is called illegal logging. If the forests are cleared, many animals and plants may become extinct.
At night, we usually built a fire. I had to keep the fire burning. We could sit around it and sing until midnight. One night, while my mother was telling a ghost story, we heard a strange sound. We went out to see what it was. We saw a wild boar eating our food supplies. The boar ran away and disappeared into the wood. We laughed when we saw that the boar was afraid of us.
On the last day, a bad thing happened, my brother, Luki, tripped on a hidden log and hurt his foot. We took him to the nearest hospital. The doctor said that the injury was not too bad. He just had to go to the doctor for more therapy in a couple of days. We went home happily.