Tuesday, February 28, 2017

ABC Wed letter H for Highlands

The Kelabits, inhabitants of the Bario Highlands fought against the Japanese. During the rainy season, the buffalo is the best mode of transport.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

ABC Wed, letter G for gannets


From August to March each year you can watch the comings and goings of a busy gannet colony. It's hugely entertaining. These gannets pair for life, and every year, they fly from Australia to New Zealand, lay eggs , hatch the babies and fly back to Australia.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

locks of love

Once, I kept my healthy hair to my waist. I didn't know abt this donation, and the hairdresser didn't also. After I cut it, people asked me. So sayang. I had such luscious jet black hair.
I wrote in my latest book, and about a woman with cancer and donated her hair. The Playgroup Club.
Guidelines For Acceptable Donations. http://www.locksoflove.org/get-involved/
Hair that is colored or permed is acceptable.
10 inches measured tip to tip is the minimum length needed for a hairpiece.
Hair cut years ago is usable if it has been stored in a ponytail or braid.
Hair that has been bleached (usually this refers to highlighted hair) is not usable. If unsure, ask your stylist. We are not able to accept bleached hair due to a chemical reaction that occurs during the manufacturing process. **If the hair was bleached years ago and has completely grown out it is fine to donate.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Thursday Challenge: Roads


Kunming Lanterns

May Lu Yieng Chu, Yek Jau Lang, Ling Liung Ong & Jenny lantern take their wish up the sky and grant them everything they wished for.

The grand finale of the Kai Chung School reunion. Francis Chen, the home based organiser had the idea of releasing these giant lanterns. He had to get police clearance to release these Kun Ming lanterns. Many of us released them, it was tricky to get enough hot air. I was busy taking photos. we were to make a wish before the balloons floated up and up and up.

My wish was to have more of these reunions, despite the time and effort the organisers took to plan this, the expenses of those who returned from all countries of the world.  I also had a prayer of thanks, that my students who were 14 and 15 when I taught them are now my LAU PENG YOU aka old friends.

Thanks to Francis, I have an unlit lantern so I can take it back with me to New Zealand to share it with my present students. It is going to stay put in my room.

Friday, February 10, 2017

volunteering vigilante

I read my friend's 7 dot , 8 dot post with a chuckle.
During the communist disturbance, the government imposed a volunteering vigilante, I am sure your Uncle CC Chang was a 7 dot, together with my Dad, they had to guard the police station and Queensway. One day, there was a double up, and the soldier in charge thought he was doing my Dad a favour by telling him guard the police station, you will be safe and winked he could sleep. While the others walked Queensway. Without thinking, my Dad agreed.
But later, he said, he almost wet his pants. The communists could easily bomb the police station. Those guarding Queensway walked in a row. Soldiers in front, and soldiers at the back. The 7 dot 8 dot officers tried to stay away from the soldiers. They reasoned, that the communist snipers would shoot the soldiers only. My grand dad who was sleepless the whole night lamented, why my son has 7 dots, 8 dots, only to be killed by the Communists.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

ABC letter E for Exit

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Used to watch Donald Trump saying, "You are fired." which means you are extinguished like a candle. Our media here reports American news, and some commentators speculate if the president will make an early exit.


ABC letter E for enzyme

I make my own enzyme to wash my floors and dishes, and use as fertilizer,composting, recycling, worm farming.




Monday, February 6, 2017

Thursday Challenge: Group

The current theme is "Group (week 2 of 2)" (Friends, Crowd, Things found together,...) This group off students at the end of year of their ESOL Class.


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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

ABC Letter D for drops, dill

When I was a baby, mum gave me gripe water. The Chinese call it Fat Baby water.

When I became a young mum, my daughter cried non stop, I was desperate, and sent my husband to the pharmacy to buy the Fat Baby water. I held my daughter, the dad gave her a spoon. It was like magic, she drank it, and it was like a switch turning the crying off.

Some one told me that gripe water has alcohol. These ones say it is alcohol free. It is dill seed oil. I also saw other brands. The yellow packaging is Infacol wind drops.

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