|Bieber, my new pet.|
In the photo above is my new "pet"!!! It's actually a plant called marimo (the green ball). Imagine about 15 of these containers lined up with all different colored pebbles at the bottom. Needless to say, the display did it's job. I had to buy it.
I love how in Asian culture EVERYTHING has a meaning. They seem to come from the strangest things, but it's awesome. This little ball of seaweed "has become a symbol of determination in overcoming adversities in search of true love and happiness. Under tender care and attention, Marimo will grow and flourish as well as make their owners' wishes come true." It is a considered a Special Japanese Natural Treasure that also signifies longevity and long life. Many people in Japan keep it as a pet! It will continue to grow with light and clean water. Right now it's a little over 1cm in diameter, but it only grows about 1mm/year.
I thought it appropriate to name it Bieber considering I got it on Justin Bieber's 17th birthday.