Saturday, November 30, 2013

Borneo Post write-up of me today.

Jane Moh of Borneo Post wrote this lovely write-up and my dear friend Chang Yi shared it in Facebook. So glad that they are still remembering me though I have been back over a month. Back to the grind of day to day life.

Friday, November 29, 2013

9 to 5 - People at Work in Your Town

 The boarding counter clerk
 The pastor and funeral director
 The surf instructor
 The Cell tower installer/technician
The builder

link to Mr Linky at the Friday shoot out link below.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Our World/outdoor wednesday/ Save our world: Recycling

Many of you who read my posts know that I am passionate about recycling, reuse and zero waste. Whilst traveling from Miri to Brunei, my cousin Calvin Kong Chak Wan pointed out this big heap of scrap metal. I fully approve. 

He also told me this funny story. The kids of one Miri school were told to bring one bottle of old cooking oil to be recycled. One child's parents didn't cook at home, and the Grandpa went and bought a new bottle of cooking oil for the child.

 While the message of recycling is good, it should be explained carefully so that it won't be futile like in this case, where the exercise gets negative results.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

FSO My weakness.

My Weakness

When driving through town where does the car pull 

you? Is there someplace you just can't resist 


A favorite shop, store, house....? 

Kings Garden Barns are actually garden centres aka plant nurseries.  There are seven of these barns in Auckland, very distinctive by it's yellow colour.
Garden Centres are some of my favourite places. Even if I don't buy anything, I like to do my window shopping the way other people do in shopping malls. I am a country girl at heart. Even when the water engineer was a professor, and I was a faculty wife, I was more comfortable digging with dirt under my nails than spending time doing a manicure.

And coming home with a few pots and potting mix and plants of course. 

Except of late, the computer has taken over this weakness and I enjoy the plants on the screen. I still pop in Kings Garden Barn and buy a few plants every now and then. Old habits die hard.

link to Mr Linky at the Friday shoot out link below.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Our World: Christmas in the park.

Christmas in the Park in New Zealand. It is summer in New Zealand. On the 24th, we will have our celebration this year.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

FSO: Friday Critters Crab.

a new zealand crab that doesn't have claws.

Sorry to be MIA for these long. Had a long holiday and am back.

link to Mr Linky at the Friday shoot out link below.