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Monday, December 28, 2015

Thursday Challenge: Beverage




The current theme is "Beverage - 2 week theme" (Coffee Maker, Cafe, Tea, Water, Glass, Wine Glass, Cup,... ). The next Thursday Challenge theme is:  Favourite  Photo - 2 week theme (Your favorite photo of the year or past years).

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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Photohunt: weave 2

a giant sculpture of a spider web, newly displayed at the Auckland Botanical Gardens.

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Photohunt: weave




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weave, baskets for gifts.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Finders not keepers.


Despite a custody battle over the cat, between Quah and an Auckland social media doyen, has involved public posts, police, demands for DNA tests, visitation rights and finally went to court with the Disputes Tribunal ordering Chloe be returned to Quah.
Quah writes on her facebook, " Davidsons, if you are reading this. Thank you for taking care of my baby for 9 months. She has been on a long holiday but thank you for returning her to me unharmed and in one piece. Merry Christmas to you."
I like this, such graciousness. Paki Paki.


Christmas could not be better for Auckland woman Joyce Quah who was reunited with her beloved cat Chloe after a year-long tussle for ownership.
Quah picked up her pedigree chinchilla persian cat on Wednesday evening at the Point Chevalier Veterinary Clinic after she went missing from her home almost a year ago.
Quah was overwhelmed to be reunited with her "baby".
Joyce Quah owner of Chloe, a chinchilla persian cat, says she is happy to have her baby back.
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Joyce Quah owner of Chloe, a chinchilla persian cat, says she is happy to have her baby back.
"I'm so overwhelmed, this is really good," Quah said.
She said Chloe seemed to recognise her, and although her coat had a few knots, she seemed alright.
"I've booked a visit to the vets for her to be checked over tomorrow."
Chloe, a full grown chinchilla persian cat was spotted on the social posts made by Catilin Davidson.
JOYCE QUAH
Chloe, a full grown chinchilla persian cat was spotted on the social posts made by Catilin Davidson.
A custody battle over the cat, between Quah and an Auckland social media doyen, has involved public posts, police, demands for DNA tests, visitation rights and finally went to court with the Disputes Tribunal ordering Chloe be returned to Quah.
Quah, 25, was ecstatic to learn the tribunal ruled in her favour on Wednesday morning.
"I'm so happy! I'm shouting and crying and hugging my other cat, I'm getting my baby back!" Quah said.
READ MORE:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/75409086/legal-battle-for-catnapped-feline-ends-in-christmas-miracle-for-auckland-owner

This scenario actually happened to me when I was in high school. My big sister and her then boyfriend went for a long walk. At about 2 kilometers from home, a dog followed them home.

We fed the dog together with our own dogs. When mother drove the car, it would follow her until she reached the main road. It returned to our house. It was this ritual for a few months.

One evening, Margaret and I cycled to town, some 3 kilometers away. It followed us even to the main road. On our way back along Queensway, a blue car started stopped, the dog bolted to the car. The occupants threw darts with their eyes. They insinuated that we had stolen their dog.

We cried, we had hoped they would have come and asked us our side of the story.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015

self made sports car? Bugatti????


One of the thrilling things I do is chase up to special cars and take their photo. This one is one of the most thrilling one. 

As we were in the car, and with me looking out for new subjects to photograph, the water engineer asked if I wanted to photograph this.
The beauty has just overtaken us, and she was like something out of the early 1900s. The driver and the passenger dressed like that too, with their goggles, caps and scarfs.
We debated if this was a restored Bugatti or if it was a product of Kiwi ingenuity, a New Zealand bloke working in his garage likeMacGyver. The water engineer thought it was the latter because the back was shiny aluminium.

natural and safe body care products, coconut oil for oil pulling.





Two of my sisters Eliza and Grace are very health conscious. They make their own cold pressed virgin coconut oil. They say the end product is very good. They gave me some of their hard work oil. During the weekends, when I am at home, I smear a little oil instead of putting on lipsticks. It soothes my lips.

Eliza even grow her own coconuts.  

They taught me to use the oil for oil pulling. On an empty stomach, you swish one table spoon of oil in your mouth for twenty minutes. Spit out the oil in a bag before throwing out. Do not spit it in the sink, the oil must solidify and block your sink.


http://annlouise.com/2014/03/28/oil-pulling-the-ancient-ritual-that-transforms-your-health.
Oil pulling, a time-honored Ayurvedic technique, works wonders for deep pockets in the gums that harbor bacteria and inflammation-causing plaque. Used for years by those who have embraced an Ayurvedic healing

According to Dr. Bruce Fife in his book Oil Pulling Therapy, “When you put oil in your mouth, the fatty membranes of the microorganisms are attracted to it. As you swish the oil around your teeth and gums, microbes are picked up as though they are being drawn to a powerful magnet. Bacteria hiding under crevices in the gums and in pores and tubules within the teeth are sucked out of their hiding places and held firmly in the solution. The longer you push and pull the oil through your mouth, the more microbes are pulled free. After twenty minutes, the solution is filled with bacteria, viruses, and other organisms.”

Another advantage is when you slosh the oil in your mouth, you exercise your mouth muscles.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

car racing

I am the super dude,
See me go,
Vroom Vroom Vroom.

When I see girls,
I say, come-on in,
There is plenty of room.

When I see boys,
I say want to race,
I am the King of the road,

Lights flashing.
Sirens go, weeeooo weeeooo
It's the boys in blue, in hot pursuit.

Hold tight,girls.
I can beat them.
I am the super dude,

Crash!!!!!!
Out of no where,
The light pole comes to the middle of the road.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

PhotoHunt for today is Omit . . .








The PhotoHunt for today is Omit . . .There are many obstacles in this forest trail. But to get full satisfaction, it is best not to omit any.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

neti pot




A neti pot is a container designed to rinse debris or mucus from your nasal cavity. You might use a neti pot to treat symptoms of nasal allergies, sinus problems or colds.

Watched Oprah and Dr oz demonstrated this in their shows.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

queensland fruit fly





http://www.mpi.govt.nz/news-and-resources/media-releases/fruit-fly-eradicated-from-auckland-and-restrictions-lifted/
 My friend's house is fruit fly free. Pity, it past the mandarin season. “This makes the eradication cost of $13.6 million (as at the end of October) a very justifiable investment to make,” Mr Dunne says.. One million for each of the 14 flies caught.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Photohunt: market





Market

I bought this glass piano from a glass blower in a market in The Surfers Paradise in Australia.







I was walking along the beach when I saw the Surfers Paradise Beachside Markets, at the Esplanade, at Surfers Paradise.

What had attracted me to this stall was many many years ago, when I was a student at Auckland University, I sometimes went to this International market in an arcade at Queen Street, an artist was using his mouth and blew into a tiny knob of soft glass into a burner, and slowly his magic turned to be a beautiful vase. I was fascinated and used to stand for hours looking at him, and never buying as I was a poor student.

Forward to 2010, This artist was using a gas torch, but he still fascinated me. I decided to buy some as gifts. I bought a glass kangaroo for the water engineer, an echidna for G and D. When I saw another customer buy a piano, I changed my mind and bought a grand piano for D.


As I paid for my gift, we chatted. The woman told me she was from Christchurch New Zealand. Her name is Karin, the artist is Graham. They have been established since 1987.

The market operates every Wednesday and Friday night from 5.30 pm to 10 pm if you like to view and buy his craft.


 

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