Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Parasitism is a type of symbiotic relationship between organisms of different species where one organism, the parasite, benefits at the expense of the host.

In general, parasites are much smaller than their host, show a high degree of specialization for their mode of life, and reproduce more quickly and in greater numbers than their hosts.

Classic examples of parasitism include interactions between vertebrate hosts and diverse animals such as tapeworms, flukes, the Plasmodium species, and fleas.

Parasitism is differentiated from parasitoidism, a relationship in which the host is always killed by the parasite such as moths, butterflies, ants, flies and others.

Parasites increase their fitness by exploiting hosts for food, habitat and dispersal.

(taken from Wikipedia)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

I can't think of a title because my brain is occupied with my pilot study so just read it

I've been crazy busy with assignments and my personal life, and thus, have absolutely no time to update this blog. Sedih. So many things I wanna write about but so little time.

But anyway, I noticed something. So I have quite a few blogs subscribed into my Google Reader. Usually when I have a little bit of free time, I just scroll through the new posts to see if anything interesting is happening in the lives of my favourite bloggers.

During this Ramadhan month, a lot, and I mean, ALOT of bloggers love to post up pictures of what they had for iftar the day before. I know some might do it because their readers asked them to, but some proudly declare that they're posting them up cuz they want to make their readers (specifically those who are fasting) hungry. And I guess I just don't get it.

Have you ever tried eating in front of someone who is fasting? No? Why? Because you feel like it's rude and disrespectful kan?

Sama lah! Faham tak? kthxbye.