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Fruit or Vegetable

Is tomato a fruit or vegetable? You are probably going to tell me that tomato is a vegetable.  I would argue that it is actually a fruit.  Why?  Ur...  I don't know.  Seriously! What are fruits? What are vegetables?  I googled it and found out there is no standard answers.  It is summarised as followings: From The Straight Dope A fruit is the matured ovary of a flower, containing the seed. After fertilization takes place and the embryo (plantlet) has begun to develop, the surrounding ovule becomes the fruit. Yum. I won’t go on about the four types of fruit–simple, aggregate, multiple and accessory–which explain things like berries and pineapples.  

Restricted enrolment schools (Melbourne Eastern Region)

Due to facility limitations, Eastern Metropolitan Region has a number of schools with enrolments restricted in various ways. These schools are not required to enrol students outside their neighbourhood area unless they have spare places. They are referred to as having an enrolment ceiling and/or a designated neighbourhood area (formerly known as zones).  Any additional students must be enrolled strictly according to Department of Education and Early Childhood Development priority criteria. SCHOOLS WITH AN APPROVED ENROLMENT UNDERSTANDING Designated Neighbourhood Area In some instances the Regional Director may need to restrict new enrolments at a particular school and will therefore specifically designate the neighbourhood area (formerly referred to as a zone).  Children who live outside the Designated Neighbourhood Area cannot be guaranteed a place at that school even if it is their closest neighbourhood school.  The the following schools have an apporved Designated Nei

SUZURAN Japan Foods

(03) 9882 2349 1025 Burke Road, Camberwell, VIC 3124 Cost: $10 ~ $60, take away only. Looking for the finest sushi and sashimi take-away in Melbourne.  Go no further.  This is the place! Trading Hours: Tue to Thu  9:00 - 18:00 Friday      9:00 - 20:00 Saturday    9:00 - 19:00 Sunday     10:00 - 15:30 Price List:

Should I Turn Off The Energy-Saving Lighting Often?

To combat the cost of electricity, we are switching to energy-saving lightbulbs, which are mostly fluorescent lighting. There are a few myths related to fluorescent lighting that prompts us asking this questions:  Should I turn off the light when leaving the room? The short answer is yes. Turn them off if you will be gone for more than 10 minutes.  Myth #1: It takes more energy to start a fluorescent that it does to run it, so leave the lights on all the time to save money on your electric bill. Reality: When you turn on a fluorescent lamp, there is a very brief jump in current when the ballast charges the cathodes and causes the lamp to start. This inrush of current can be many times greater than the normal operating current of the lamp. However, the spike of current draw normally lasts no longer than 1/10th of a second, and draws the equivalent of about 5 seconds of normal operation. So, if

Darac Grill & Bar

(03) 9662 2441 51 A'Beckett St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia Cost: $10~$15 per person Darac Grill & Bar is a Korean restaurant that offers not just  excellent foods, but also  ambience for a relaxing dining.  

Dainty Sichuan

天府川菜馆 (03) 9078 1686 176 Toorak Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141 Cost: $15~$25 per person Looking for Sichuan cuisine, look no further. This is THE ONE.

Cutting Boards - Wooden or Plastic

Had a argument about cutting boards with my partner this weekend. It prompted me into researching on it.  There are many types of cutting boards today.  What material is better in turns of sanitary? This site  has the best answers; it shows 5 major types of cutting boards with advantages and disadvantages. Two other sites also show various information ( 1 , 2 ). At the end, you make your own decision no what's the best.  Wooden seems to be the best choice, but it requires constant maintenance.