Tuesday, August 27, 2019

ABC Wednesday, letter H


At “our Padang”,aka field. I remember the first time a helicopter landed near our house. We saw many army trucks and soldiers in the Padang when we were coming home from school, so we suspected something important was happening. It was one afternoon when Mother was tutoring us Chinese with her cane in her hand as usual; Charles and I were not paying attention. 

An army helicopter decorated in camouflage colours was hovering just above our house very low in the sky. We all ran to see to the Padang as fast as we could, totally ignoring Mother. As it landed, the draft was so strong that it messed up our hair and fluttered our skirts. We did not care and our patience and determination paid off. Out came handsome soldiers, it was so big, out of its belly came so many soldiers; we were amazed because, it looked so small in the sky. We were the few kids in Sibu, who saw a helicopter close up. I looked at the corner of the Padang, there was Mother, she was just as curious as us.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

ABC Wednesay, letter F for Fallen

I went on a walking tour and went to ourAuckland War Memorial. 
Auckland’s Anzac Day ceremony was first held at the cenotaph on 25 April 1930.
The cenotaph is inscribed simply with the words ‘THE GLORIOUS DEAD’ and the dates MCMXIV [1914] and MCMXVIII [1918]. The names of the fallen are listed inside the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

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I noticed McFarlane. My boss many years ago was a McFarlane.
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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

bc wednesdayletter E for exhibition spaces,

Studio One Toi Tū is a inner-city creative hub that hosts studio and exhibition spaces, artist residencies, venues for hire, creative courses and workshops for all levels of experience. Its four galleries are located on the ground floor of the landmark Ponsonby building.

In my #Mail Order Bride book, I wrote  and her mentor as part of her therapy.



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