Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sunday bridge, Auckland,

Lots of tracks in our bush. This are my favourite, helps me to relax,

Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday skywatch, Pt Chevalier

From my back door, the sly looks like on fire. We have a total fire ban,

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Scadoxus ssp katherinae

 Using my palm to show how big the bloom is. These are displayed in the Auckland Domain Winter garden, my other favourite place.
 The foliage is beautiful after the bloom is gone.

Watery Wednesday, Western Springs.

Western Springs, Auckland , my favourite place in Auckland.

Red/Save the world:Red! Red! Red!

Soon it will be Chinese/Lunar new year. A colleague asked me to give a presentation of this.  This photo is the entrance of the small small mainly with Chinese shops. I don't go there a lot. Mainly at the entrance of the mall, there are a lot of bird droppings, and on the roof, there are a lot of pigeons.

I wonder why the tenants don't complain, and customers like me just walk quickly inside.

Red is a lucky colour, and so are pigeons according to the Chinese. If you chase away the pigeons, you chase away the luck too. More on this in another post.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Red: Cooking a sausage sizzle for Thailand.

Members of Mt Albert Baptist Church were busy cooking BBQ to raise money to build a well in Thailand.

Project Thailand

Earlier this year we launched our five-year commitment to partnership with needy communities Thailand!
Stage 1 involves a team of 10 people heading to a remote village in northwest Thailand early February 2013 to help install clean water and sanitation facilities for the community.  We’ll also run a children’s programme and a medical clinic to meet basic health needs each afternoon.
We have a team of 10 awesome people who are committed and excited about what God is doing in and through our lives…

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Skylight Friday: Sibu towm

View from my Hotel window when I revisited Sibu. We were at Premier Hotel and from the window, we took this photo.This Wisma building was still very new.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Watery Wednesday: Going to school in Cambodia

My  Face book friend Freddie Wong  posted 3 photos on school children paddling canoes to school in Cambodia. They tug my heart strings.

I asked him if I could borrow them for this blog as a dramatised story. Instead of giving us Christmas presents, my principal gave us World Vision teacher training gifts to poor countries. Cambodia is one of the recipient countries. I can't  find the exact news on the World vision site. This photo is a perfect picture for me to use. Yes, I am glad my principal gave our present money to them.

Freddie took this photo of Tongle Sap lake in Siem Reap Cambodia 

In the centre of the country is a large plain around Tonie Sap Lake and the Mekong River. Most of the population lives in this central area. Cambodia has a tropical climate. During the wet season, from mid-May to November, monsoon winds come from the southwest, bringing hot, humid weather and lots of rain. Floods and droughts are common.


Six years of primary school are followed by three years of lower secondary and three years of upper secondary. Most children eventually enrol in school, but some start long after the official enrolment age of 6 and many drop out early. Only half of the villages have primary schools and even fewer have secondary schools. There are shortages of classrooms and equipment. The quality of education is poor because teachers are badly paid and in short supply as many qualified teachers were killed by the Khmer Rouge.
Thanks Freddie.

Friday, January 4, 2013