Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Outdoor/ABC Wed : Lincoln's Love Learning and fishing Line


Very proud of my nephew Lincoln McNab. He is the one on the left.

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Southport State School students are the first to benefit from GoldLinQ’s Love Learning campaign.The campaign, which was launched by Minister for Education Mr John Paul Langbroek and Goldlinq on Friday, aims to provide opportunities for local kids and create partnerships between GoldLinQ and local schools.GoldLinQ CEO, Phil Mumford said the Love Learning brand was developed to align with the project’s innovative Love Our City business support program.“It will provide a lasting legacy by connecting students, the public transport users of the future, with Queensland’s first light rail system,” he said.“Southport State School is just one partner in the Love Learning initiative as GoldLinQ rolls out opportunities across the Gold Coast in the coming years.”Six more community grants valued up to $2,000 will be announced soon, with two further rounds available in 2013.Southport State School will use the money to line mark their new outdoor basketball court.

I bought this reel of fishing line not to go fishing 
but for my students to string beads together. It is made in Japan
and I am amazed that there is quite a bit of sophistication
involved when you buy the line. I suppose if you buy a line
not strong enough, it will snap if you land a 10 pounder fish.

I grew up In Borneo, my Rejang River is very big, and there were creeks, my maternal grand dad had fish ponds. I grew up fishing.

When I came to New Zealand, I taught English as a second language. One of my students was a Vietnamese boy. He tells me," Girls NOT allowed."

This photo almost confirms what he said. There was no woman in the group.

My second brother, is a fisherman hobbyist, if there such a word. applies here. He enjoys the peace and tranquillity when he goes fishing with his mates. And then when the fish bites, there is a lot of excitement.

He took me fishing once, at 4 am in the morning. Even doped with the anti-seasickness pill, I was still groggy. I told him, "Thanks, Joseph, having fished once in the deep blue ocean is good enough for me."

We caught a lot of ray sharks that day.

I wonder when he is in his law firm, if he dreams of fishing.

***This one didn't get away. It's an eel, caught off his jetty. It is as long as his son Jordan's height.****



eileeninmd said...

Nice story, Ann! Your nephew is a handsome boy. Great post!

Roger Owen Green said...

LEARNING is so important

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Al said...

I love that eel. "Girls not allowed" sounds exactly like something a boy would say, but when we grow up we think the opposite!

Chris said...

Hi Ann, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is (even though it is sad in parts). Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Rajesh said...

Fishing for some is real fun and relaxation.

Unknown said...

a [male] friend told me they fish to get away from their wives. LOL the wives get it, the reason why they don't go fishing with their husbands.:p

L is for...

Chubskulit Rose said...

What a good catch!

Catching up with ABC. Got busy the past couple of days and just now have the time to visit entries.

Leaping Chipmunk
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team