Wednesday, October 26, 2016

ABC wed. letter p for Pilot

Last night, I glued my eyes to the TV. I watch Jean Batten.
Jean Batten was New Zealand's greatest aviator, celebrated around the world for her heroic solo flights during the 1930s. Following her success she faded in and out of public view. She eventually died in obscurity in Majorca, Spain, in 1982.
Jean Batten - The Garbo of the Skies
Jane Gardner Batten was born on 15 September 1909 in Rotorua. She soon became known as Jean. In 1913 she moved to Auckland with her parents and two older brothers. In 1917 her father, Frederick, a dentist, volunteered to join the New Zealand Expeditionary Force and was sent to the Western Front. The loss of his earnings caused financial hardship for the family; during this period Batten moved from Melmerley Ladies School in Parnell to a state school. Following Frederick's return in 1919, Batten's parents quarrelled and around 1920 they separated. Her mother, Ellen, initially took her to live in Howick, where she attended a local convent school. They returned to the city in 1922 and Batten's father paid for her to board at Ladies College in Remuera. 


Sunday, October 23, 2016

Thursday Challenge a library cum a restaurant.

The current theme is "Joyful (week 2 of 2)" (Any scene that is joyful, happy, hopeful,...)
 a library cum a restaurant., a cup of coffee and a comfy chair would be my happy place.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

ABC Wed: Letter O for Old Arts Building

  This is the Old Arts building of the Auckland University.  I studied in one of the wings and it was freezing cold in winter. It looks like an old

My connection as an old student it they send me a magazine and they circulate my books.



Saturday, October 15, 2016

Land of unknown

whenever there is news of conjoined twins, I think of the Nepalese Siamese twins I helped to raise funds to separate them.

Friday, October 14, 2016

ABC Wed: Letter N for name.

What's a name? belongs to you but used mostly by others. 


Name card or business card

This is educational. My Nephew is a Kelabit, a tribe in the highlands of Borneo. When he became a dad, he had a change of Name ceremony.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

ABC: Wed letter M for magazine

I was featured in a community magazine.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

ABC letter M for magazines and motorways

I was featured in a community magazine.

Recently, the police reported that idiots shot at traffic cameras by the motorway. I wrote about street kids standing on the bridge and dropping rocks upon coming traffic.  My book was based on many scenarios. Kids with BB guns.
Motorways in New Zealand, freeways in USA.
I hate travelling on the motorway. Last Tuesday I had to change lane 4 times within a short span. So stressed I almost had a heart attack. I prefer the good old traffic lights. 


ABC Letter L for lantern

Last Sunday, we converted my church into a Chinese cafe with lots of Chinese lanterns.  Letter L
for lanterns