Friday, July 21, 2017

ABC Rubblish/garbage bags














Zero-waste Management Strategy:
Here's the collection of the bags by some of the volunteers, including a very young boy. Ka Pai to him. They had to lug the heavy bags to the quad bikes as runners.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Robert Burns



The Auckland statue broke with tradition. Instead of Burns in writer's garb holding a pen, Pomeroy created an image of Burns as the ploughman poet. Burns is shown in a tailcoat, knee breeches and a big Kilmarnock bonnet, leaning lazily against a plough and wistfully holding a pencil and notebook.



Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) (also known as Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, Robden of Solway Firth, the Bard of Ayrshire and in Scotland as simply The Bard[1][2]) was a Scottish poet and a lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland, and is celebrated worldwide.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

ABC: Letter B for blade



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"Blade" Fidget Spinner is the HOT new popular spinning concentration toy! I first heard of the word fidget when I was 15. A teacher had told my girlfriend not to fidget her hair. When I was teaching, I told my students not to fidget another's hair. I told them hairs may have nits. Now, fidget blade has a new meaning.No automatic alt text available.


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Friday, July 14, 2017

Dischidia ruscifolia – Million Hearts


Dischidia ruscifolia – Million Hearts 

When I was living in NTU, in Singapore,m I was the secretary of the gardening club. We stayed in the university residences. Staff came  and went on their three years contract. Some when they left would tell me to come and get their plants. The owner of this plant left and I brought it home. I split t into two, and they grew beautifully. 

One day  another friend and saw the plants. She said she gave to baby plant to the person who left. I told her she could have one.

 When I left, I had a plant sale and raise two thousand dollars for the deaf in Kenya,

 

sunset

"SUN (week 1 of 2)" (Sunset, Sunrise, Sunlight, Sunny, Sun Tan,...)

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Monday, July 10, 2017

abc wed letter A for aeroplane

Last year, I was in a situation thinking should I be a busybody aka KayPoh. I flew from Auckland to Kuala Lumpur to Kuching, It was a long trip and I had flown from winter to the tropics. I was feeling a bit bothered.

There was a young mother with a young baby. She had bags, and I could tell she was having problem to get her check in luggage from the carousel. I asked her if she could identify her bags, I will help her take it down. Her luggage came before mine, and I wasn't delayed. She told me she came back to rush to the hospital because a relative was very sick.

I am glad I gave her a bit of good cheer.

 

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

secret garden One






I have posted this photo, but I really love it. One day, I was walking along Mt Eden Road. I have not walked this road for twenty years. Down in the valley, in between two buildings was this gem. It is so well hidden that unless you look down the valley, you won't see it. It was so beautiful, just what I would dream about.

These photos were taken more than ten years ago. Today, I went and got more photos.

There was a man working down there, so I was discrete when taking the pix. I suppose if I told him I was a keen gardener, he would kindly show me his crops.
I wonder if an original building had been torn down, and the place left to become a bush. The man took it upon himself to make this garden. He puts me to shame with his manicured garden, and when I look at my unruly and abandoned one.