Thursday, September 29, 2011

watery wednesday, sky watch Friday: Pt Chevalier

I am combining these two memes, I had no access to the internet for a week.

We are lucky in Auckland, we are an isthmus and we have just moved to a promontory. I am 5 minutes walk to the beach.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

ABC Wednesday: J for Jute


J for jute, and gunny sacks made of jute.

I was in Ponsonby,famous for her up market eateries and restaurants. Outside a coffee bar was this stand with nicely folded coffee sacks, and an honesty box with a sign, gold coin donation to a primary school. When I saw this, I knew this is one story I want to write.

What a neat idea. The school gets some money, the coffee bar gets someone to take away his "empties" and hopefully the person who takes the sack will have good use of it.

I took a sack, it was a very good quality sack. I wanted to write about. I am still wondering what to do with the sack. Perhaps I will take it to school and get the young students to play a game and identify the alphabets.

The shop proprietor incurs some expenses as his worker has to restock the sacks and collect the money. Hopefully the worker is doing it happily for an immediate good cause for the school and a wider cause of saving the world.

Most of all, it restores my faith in man kind, if people use the honesty box, there will be some money for the primary school. A gold coin in New Zealand is either $1 or $2.

Friday, September 16, 2011

skywatch Friday: Spring has sprung

Spring has sprung, but someone forgot, we had rain the whole day and cold winds to chill my bones.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

ABC Wednesday/outdoor wednesday/my world Tuesday. Ibis


Our new Our World Logo designed by Gattina.

In Australia, the Ibis has become an obnoxious bird. They come out and pinch food from people. The sad thing is humans fed them first.

Here photoed are some of them that wonder into my brother's garden.

Monday, September 12, 2011

sunday bridge: aero bridge Hongkong

In the old days, the thrill of walking the tarmac and going into the plane was the excitement of flying. Then the aerobridge took over.

Two weeks ago, the plane before mine was delayed. My plane was parked far away and I relived my childhood days. I walked the tarmac and climbed up the stairs.

How was your experience with flying?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

skywatch friday: Tropical sky

In Papua New guinea as in Borneo, the skies builds up with moisture and releases it with a heavy downpour around 3 pm. When the clouds are dark, we rush to take the laundry in.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Thursday Theme Song: We will rock you.

It is Rugby World Cup tomorrow. Tomorrow is the opening ceremony and the first game is Tonga verses New Zealand. Those of you who have been to New Zealand will know that rugby is very important to this country. Each class is given a country to support and follow.

Buddy you're a boy make a big noise

Playin' in the street gonna be a big man some day
You got mud on your face
You big disgrace
Kickin' your can all over the place
Sing it!

We will we will rock you
We will we will rock you

Buddy you're a young man hard man
Shoutin' in the street gonna take on the world some day
You got blood on your face
You big disgrace
Wavin' your banner all over the place

We will we will rock you
Sing it!
We will we will rock you

Buddy you're an old man poor man
Pleadin' with your eyes gonna make you some peace some day
You got mud on your face
Big disgrace-
Somebody better put you back into your place

We will we will rock you
Sing it
We will we will rock you
We will we will rock you
We will we will rock you
[guitar riff]

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Sunday bridges: Christchurch bridge

We were driving the outskirts of earthquake ravaged Christchurch. There were some bridges that survived the quake.

Sorry I didn't post last week, I was in Christchurch taking photos.