Wednesday, August 31, 2016

ABC Wednesday: Letter H for Heart of Borneo

Here's my brother Dr Henry Chan, speaking at the Heart of Borneo Green Ecotourism Workshop.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

FSO: Mountains

This is a mountain ridge in Papua New Guinea. The water engineer went on work assignment and photographed the huts from the helicopter.

Mountains [Friday My Town Shoot Out Link-Up]

Monday, August 15, 2016

ABC Letter F for Fiat,

This is a very previous photo of Mum driving our Fiat 1100 sedan. In Borneo, Mum was among the few early women who drove in the early 60s.

For car enthusiasts, look at the driver's door.


Friday, August 12, 2016

FSO: Your Sky

eating from high up in the sky tower, view the sun set and feel like you are on top of the world.

 New Zealand's only rotating restaurant offering 360-degree views, it’s an unforgettable experience that never ceases to delight.

at the top of Auckland's Sky Tower, the dining room rotates once every hour, providing a truly unique experience with amazing 360° panoramas of the city, the Hauraki Gulf and beyond.

From skyscrapers to cloud shots. Share with us the sky in your town or city.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

ABC Wednesday: Letter E for ecotourism and environment…/berita-1763-kaltara-menjadi-wisata-ho…
My younger brother Dr Henry Chan Chok Khuang. He is the leader for the Heart of Borneo (HoB) for WWF in Malaysia and Indonesia
Hi Ann, here's your bro at a recent ecotourism workshop in Indonesia. He is seated with the VIP, the governor. Unfortunately, its in bahasa Indonesia
Kaltara Menjadi Wisata HoB Bersama Serawak dan Sabah

 The guide tells us what not to do.

 A yellow sign to advice  people what no to do. My brother Dr Henry Chan,  takes his son Jonathan, to appreciate nature at a young age. 6 years ago, Jonathan took me to the same place.

My husband the water engineer is attending the Australian and Ports conference. One of the talks was by my friend Ngarimu, on the environment from the Maori protocol prospective.

 I am very proud of Henry as he works for humanity and we share a lot of ideals.He is always traveling and attending conference on the environment. We tease him to be the protector of the orang-utan in the jungle.

He is leader for the Heart of Borneo (HoB). The Heart of Borneo Leader for WWF in Malaysia and Indonesia since March. He is based in Kuching but he travels a lot.

Recently, I made a friend, and she said," I like Henry, he loves trees and I like trees." I didn't tell her, I like  trees too.


Sunday, August 7, 2016

given the wrong drug.

archive photo to teach flying.

Been teaching my adult students about flying and came across this news item. Been chatting with an old friend who had deep vein thrombosis.

Given the wrong medicine.
A pharmacist/Chemist gave a woman the wrong prescription/medicine. She had to go to hospital while on an overseas holiday.
Her doctor  prescribed medicine to lower the risk of blood clots and prevent deep vein thrombosis before an overseas trip.
The pharmacist gave her drugs to treat severe anaemia.
The pharmacist did not notice, even though the label did not match the prescription.
The woman had a life threatening deep vein thrombosis, and was worried about blood clots forming while flying.
One the day of her flight the woman injected herself twice with the drugs, but the next day felt unwell and found her legs covered in bruises and she was admitted to hospital.
Two weeks later that the pharmacist found his mistake. He contacted the woman, who was still travelling.
Commissioner Anthony Hill found the pharmacist alone was responsible for the mistake, noting there were physical differences between the two drugs, their packaging and the fact one was stored in a fridge and the other on a shelf.

A deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot that forms in the major veins of the body - usually the legs. It can affect people of any age but the risk of developing a DVT increases after the age of 40 years.  DVT has been linked in recent years with long distance air travel
Can take medicine to thin the blood.
Special stocking.
Prescription 1: The paper the doctor writes for you to take to the Chemist.
                     2: The medicine the Chemist dispenses.
anaemia.: Usually known as not enough blood.


Friday, August 5, 2016

Summer lunch

I went to my Mother School and gave a presentation on how to be a writer. The principal treated me a dry laksa.

Summer Lunch [Friday My Town Shoot Out Link-Up]

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

ABC Wednesday: D for daffodils and Donation.

What is Daffodil Day?

The Cancer Society of New Zealand’s Daffodil Day symbolises hope for 1 in 3 New Zealanders affected by cancer.
Since 1990, this iconic event has inspired people to come together and support the Cancer Society’s work. As well as providing an opportunity to raise awareness of cancer in New Zealand.
Your donations will go towards vital scientific research into the causes and treatment of all types of cancer, as well as providing a wide range of support services, education and awareness campaigns / programmes for people affected by cancer in your area.
Whether it’s buying daffodils / donating to our street collectors, purchasing our merchandise, or making a donation by text / phone / online, every gift counts.

How a donation can make a difference

There are many ways a donation makes a difference for people with cancer:
$10 helps provide information like cancer brochures.
$15 helps volunteers drive people to their hospital appointments.
$20 helps run the Cancer Information Helpline 0800 CANCER (266 237) – Any cancer, any question.
$50 helps provide counselling and support to people affected by cancer.
$100 helps us to make our schools SunSmart, and our communities Smokefree.
$150 helps provide accommodation for people traveling out of town to have treatment.
$500 helps fund ground-breaking research into new and better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
But any donation, no matter how large or small, will make a difference in the life of someone living with cancer.

With your help, there is hope.

Please support us by making a donation now.

In Malaysia, a group of my online gardening club friends are going to a cancer community to garden for them.
On Saturday they are going to work at KeepAble Cancer Community Centre.

What a wonderful cause.