Saturday, October 11, 2014

Day of the Dead


Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday observed throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico where the day is a bank holiday. The celebration takes place on October 31, November 1 and November 2, in connection with the triduum of Allhallowtide: All Hallows' Eve, Hallowmas, and All Souls' Day.[1][2] Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

FSO: Stones








Cities and towns are made of stones. Here are other ways stones are utilized.

In Close Up [Friday My Town Shoot Out] [Link-up]

Show us your town in close-up! What can you find that is interesting to spotlight up close? It can be small things or close ups of bigger objects.


http://mytownshootout.blogspot.co.nz/

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

My Book CV



Auckland University library, Sarawak Council libraries and the Auckland city libraries are circulating all my books.
 

Publish info:
Auckland : Ann Kit Suet Chin, 2013.
Subject:
21st century, New Zealand fiction
Found:
Ann (3) chin (3) kit (3) suet (3)
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Publish info:
Auckland : Ann Kit Suet Chin, 2014.
Subject:
21st century, New Zealand fiction
Found:
Ann (3) chin (3) kit (3) suet (3)
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Publish info:
[Auckland, N.Z. : Ann Kit Suet Chin-Chan, 2013]
Subject:
Family, History, Chinese, Chin, Ann Kit Suet, Chan family, Kong family, 20th century, Malaysia
Found:
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"This is a real life story of losing one's only son. This experience has made the author strong and caring. This tragedy has been a great…
Publish info:
[Auckland, N.Z.] : A.K.S. Chin, 2011.
Subject:
Psychological aspects, Diaries, Loss (Psychology), Parents of terminally ill children, Bereavement, Chin, Ann Kit Suet, New Zealand
Found:
chin (5) Ann (4) kit (4) suet (4)
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"This is a real life story of losing one's only son. This experience has made the author strong and caring. This tragedy has been a great…

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Auckland City Libraries circulating my books.

I am over the moon, the Auckland city libraries are circulating all my book.
 
 

 
Publish info:
Auckland : Ann Kit Suet Chin, 2013.
Subject:
21st century, New Zealand fiction
Found:
Ann (3) chin (3) kit (3) suet (3)
» Check availability
Small Cover Image
Publish info:
Auckland : Ann Kit Suet Chin, 2014.
Subject:
21st century, New Zealand fiction
Found:
Ann (3) chin (3) kit (3) suet (3)
» Check availability
Small Cover Image
Publish info:
[Auckland, N.Z. : Ann Kit Suet Chin-Chan, 2013]
Subject:
Family, History, Chinese, Chin, Ann Kit Suet, Chan family, Kong family, 20th century, Malaysia
Found:
chin (9) Ann (5) kit (5) suet (5)
» Check availability
Small Cover Image
"This is a real life story of losing one's only son. This experience has made the author strong and caring. This tragedy has been a great…
Publish info:
[Auckland, N.Z.] : A.K.S. Chin, 2011.
Subject:
Psychological aspects, Diaries, Loss (Psychology), Parents of terminally ill children, Bereavement, Chin, Ann Kit Suet, New Zealand
Found:
chin (5) Ann (4) kit (4) suet (4)
» Check availability

"This is a real life story of losing one's only son. This experience has made the author strong and caring. This tragedy has been a great…
Publish info:
[Auckland, N.Z.] : A.K.S. Chin, [2011]
Subject:
Psychological aspects, Diaries, Loss (Psychology), Parents of terminally ill children, Bereavement, Chin, Ann Kit Suet, New Zealand
Found:
chin (5) Ann (4) kit (4) suet (4)
» Check availability

 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Sue, my Samoan friend.



It must be fate

On Friday, I meet a group of 

Samoan Unitec students. 

Today, I talk to Adele for 

the first time in church for the first time..


Samoa has a special place in my heart. 

I had a Samoan wedding dress.



Yester-year, Sue and I were good friends, we were also neighbours in Scalan Street, Grey Lynn in late 1970s. Sue was from Samoa. 

When she knew I had no money to buy a wedding dress, she told me about the Samoa way where the brides have wedding dresses given by their aunties. Sue asked if I minded borrowing her cousin dress. She assured me that the dress has not been worn, as her cousin had 12 dresses. She said I didn't have to pay anything, but would I invite her cousin to the wedding. The cousin even gave me a wedding gift.

Sue made sponge cakes for my wedding reception. She told me that we have to be very quiet and not slam the doors, otherwise the cakes would fall flat.

I miss you, Sue. I wonder if you are still in New Zealand or are you back in Samoa.

I ask my students to ask Mum if they know Sue.


Friday, October 3, 2014

Teine ma Tama Samoa Unitec




Talofa on this cold blustery rainy day. Paki Paki to these Samoan students who are fundraising for the Samoan Students at Unitec.

They were cooking  their sausage sizzle at Pt Chevalier Mall. I like their cheerfullness and when I asked if I could write a blog about them, they are very happy.

Desiree Amy their spokesperson told me they deal with study groups and social events to benefit Unitec students.

Their next event is Teuila Festival,  8th October 2014. It is the National festival created by students for students.

Teine ma Tama Samoa Unitec

Farewell, Bro in Christ, Leo Zhang








Leo Zhang went to meet the Lord on 30th September. Today, on the 4th October, we gathered at Mt Albert Baptist Church to celebrate his life. His wife Huamei very bravely gave the eulogy and spoke of his life.

Leo was born in 1963, too young to die to many people, especially when Huamei is so young, and the children are so little.

God prompted me to  say a few words. I recounted the time when Leo performed magic during a Chinese New Year celebration. Leo made all of us clap and laugh.

Finally, I told Huamei and Mandy that it was ok to cry. Just like 25 years ago, I was told, it was ok to cry.