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Saturday, April 18, 2015

New Zealand Chinese Asso: Book Talk


 Thanks to Helen who organised my talk.



The New Zealand Chinese Association kindly hosted my book talk/presentation. I also showed the Youtube of the A Chinese boy in Sarawak.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd0sylp3Zm4&feature=youtu.be 

I enjoyed myself and my audience had fun, listening to a talk peppered with my Quang Ning dialect which they could understand.


Friday, April 17, 2015

Auckland Museum 2015






 The friendly Dan.


On 25 April 2015, we will commemorate the centenary of the ANZAC landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. What followed in 1915 was a bitter eight-month campaign that helped to forge our nation.

Centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign





On 25 April 2015, we will commemorate the centenary of the ANZAC landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. What followed in 1915 was a bitter eight-month campaign that helped to forge our nation.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Monkeys in the University










I lived in Nanyang Technological University for 16 years. It was communal living with expatriates from all over the world.
 
We also had locals, locals from the jungle which the two legged creature had encroached. Monkeys came out from their ever decreasing habitat.
 
My monkeys are so very funny, funnier than yours. episode 1, they chose my house to make their inaugural entrance. They came inside my house, the boss sat in my husband's dining chair, they moved to our lounge, left after eating french fries and took a canister of peanuts.The little ones just walked along the balcony banister. It was so funny to see him hold one canister with one hand, and climb the banister and back to the trees where some other monkeys were.

I was frozen afraid they would attack me. I tried to call out to the children upstairs to come down to watch.

The novelty worn off, and they became a nuisance when the not only stole fruits from the fruit bowl, they rip orchids thinking they were fruits.

Eventually the university got the pest control to trap the big boss, tranquilize him. I happened to be there to see it. With the boss gone, the rest of the monkeys retreated back to the jungle.

To my dying bed, I will remember this. They had to come to my house, media whore they were. I emailed it to the whole wide world via our NTU staff online magazine.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Photohunt: 11th ~ Yet






I had wanted to post this story,
Some one Up there had told me, "Not yet."
Each time I see a bike like this,
The car went too fast for me.

The story goes like this,
A UK nurse came to work in New Zealand.
She was killed while cycling.
Her friends put her bike where she was killed.

Yet there were callous people,
They removed the chain,
And stole the bike.
Callous, yes, that's the word.

On Thursday,
I saw this bike,
I asked my companion," Don't go yet."
I need this photo.

Somewhere, there is a bike like this,
There is a bereaved mom.
Who is grieving for her child,
"Not yet, you are not yet ready to go to heaven."



11th ~ Yet

http://whistlestopphotohunt.blogspot.co.nz/

Thursday, April 2, 2015

photohunt: Aging.





4th ~ Aging

http://whistlestopphotohunt.blogspot.co.nz/

Thursday challenge: Sunshine


this photo is not balanced, you can't even make out what it is. The sunshine was too strong?
"SUNSHINE" (Sunny, Bright, High-Key, Overexposed,...)

http://www.spunwithtears.com/thursday.html