Tuesday, June 11, 2019

ABC WEdnesday, W for water filter.

saw in Australia, not sure what they are for. When I was very young, early primary school, in the government quarters, we had a porcelain water container similar to this.

Am very surprised that people still use this water filters. A bereaved mother told me that she donated a water cooler to her dead son's memory.






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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Permaculture


I made a very interesting friend from Hungary via a friend from church.  Baji Béla is interested in permaculture.  I share 2 of his photos he sent to my facebook.
Permaculture is a branch of ecological designecological engineering, and environmental design which develops sustainablearchitecture and self-maintained horticultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems.[1][2]
The core ethics of permaculture are:[3][4]
  • Take care of the earth: Provision for all life systems to continue and multiply. This is the first principle, because without a healthy earth, humans cannot flourish.
  • Take care of the people: Provision for people to access those resources necessary for their existence.
  • Share the surplus: Healthy natural systems use outputs from each element to nourish others. We humans can do the same. By governing our own needs, we can set resources aside to further the above principles.


Hello Ann! Last weekend I was in a remote place of the great plain of Hungary. The leading people of the Hungarian permaculture had a convergence. The houses are getting abandoned on such rural site. But typically young people wishing to live a life more close to the Nature, buy such houses, renovate them. I'm sending you some pictures of the landscape, and their house being on halfway in renovating.
 
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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

ABC Letter V for volcano



Beyond where u see brown hill, is the remnants of a volcano. I was told when the British were fighting the Maoris, the Maoris hid there. The British barricaded them, but they couldn't force them to come out for months. The British found the Maoris had burrowed a long distance to the reservoir. The Maoris caught eels and had plenty of water.




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Thursday, May 30, 2019

ABC Letter U for University

Decades after leaving school, after I had my degrees from Windsor University and Auckland University, AUT. Dad disclosed a worry he had once harboured.

In Primary One, my principal Mr. Wong Kie Mee told Dad that he suspected I was a retard, I was quiet. Dad disagreed with him. I seemed normal at home.

Wow! what a disclosure. Yes, I failed my Chinese. I continued to fail Chinese until I dropped it in Form 5. Dad had a sigh of relief, here I was showing my report book that I came first in the class.

By then, I was matured enough to analyse why I was suspected to be a retard. I could think of two reasons, I was the only Cantonese in a pool of Foochows. I did not attend Kindergarten.

This is my now primary school. It looks as good as any university. 

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

ABC letter T for Tree

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Couroupita guianensis commonly known as the cannon ball tree. Comes from
southern Caribbean and northern parts of South America; It's fruit is spectacular strong,  the stench and smell waft around. Got it's name from the fruit.


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Saturday, May 11, 2019