Monday, August 04, 2008


This is Jonathan's spiced up photo frame decorated during the Fort Canning Park outing. Finally found out that besides the cinammon that is on the frame, the other spice is called Star Anise. In chinese mandarin it's called 八角. Like anise, star anise has carminative, stomachic, stimulant and diuretic properties. In the East it is used to combat colic and rheumatism. It is a common flavouring for medicinal teas, cough mixtures and pastilles.

When we decorated the frame at Fort Canning, the glue was still wet. So teacher helped Jonathan fix the falling spices with stronger glue.

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