Monday, December 5, 2016

ABC Wed, Letter V for villain

Is a pirate a villain? Kids love them. When I was teachings, kids like dressing up, even if it was only a patch. 


Friday, December 2, 2016

Photohunt: Lightning

Sorry, no lightning, the aftermath of a storm

They believed in the elements, and retribution. Terrible storms, howling winds, lightning flashes, cascading rain and thunder roaring were believed that the wrath of the Gods were incurred and the Gods were striking someone to death. One of the worst curse one could bestow on another would be “May the thunder strike you to death.” Hence, in this book, various scenarios of storms are narrated.
One afternoon, we had a bad tropical storm.
Lightning struck,
Thunder clapped,
Rain bucketed ,
Trees up rooted.
Flower pots tumbled,
Flash floods filled the basement,
I lied in bed with my duvet over my head.

FSO: My writing little corner


 I spend a lot of time here.

My favorite little corner [Friday My Town Shoot Out] 

What is your favorite little corner in your town or city. From homes and streets to pubs and restaurants. Where do you feel cozy?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

ABC letter U for uniform

I went on a tour to First Scene, New Zealand Australian' largest selection and party props with 400,000 items in stock. I tried to see if I will make a good policewoman. 


Monday, November 21, 2016

ABC Letter T for tramping

Two foreign trampers were found dead last night. They didn't have proper equipment and didn't know our changeable weather.

Many years ago, a friend from England studying here in New Zealand went tramping alone. He was ill equipped in our ever changing weather. He took a wrong turn, and slipped into a deep creek. He hurt his ankle and was in pain.

He told us, he was praying hard because he felt he really was going to die.

I was given this emergency survival sleeping bag. I have seen them used on TV.  I thought of my friend, freezing cold in the creek. If only my friend had a sleeping bag like this, his night in the bush alone won't have been so harrowing.

The bag is very compact and folds up slightly bigger than your palm, and won't take up too much space in your back pack.

I borrowed this photo from I didn't want to open up my bag. 


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

ABC Wed letter S for seasons.

Auckland's wet weather is brought mainly by its next most frequent wind, the north-easterly, and the rain that it brings from the subtropical high pressure belt is relatively warm.

The downpour can be torrential and brief, a relief from the clammy humidity that commonly precedes it. The dark passing storm cloud is likely to quickly give way to another burst of sunshine, the fabled "four seasons in one day".
In my book, "The Playgroup Club," I wrote about four seasons in one day. Today is one of these days, I hung my laundry and had to bring it in again 


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

eBooks: The Playgroup Club

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The Playgroup Club by ann chin

The Playgroup Club: Mothers and babies, toddlers, preschoolers

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by Samuel Chin and Ann Chin
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