Tuesday, September 24, 2013

ABC wednesday K for kiteboarding

New Zealand is a great place for out door sports.  I was north of Auckland at Orewa, known for retirement homes and beautiful surfs. I don't know if the retirees are involved such extreme sports of wind, waves and surfs.
In the very cold breeze, I quickly went out to take my photos and then recluse myself in the car challenging my brain a mathematical game of Sudoku while the water engineer when to investigate his beach with another friend. You will like my photos of a new sports. Kiteboarding. I admire these sportsmen and women in their wetsuits oblivious to the cold. I thought of Jean batten when I saw the surfer. I guess if Jean is alive today, she too would be at the Orewa beach.
Kiteboarding, a synergy of wind and water forces, takes harnessing the wind to the extreme! Kiteboarding is the ultimate fusion of kiteflying(power kites), wakeboarding, and snowboarding. This fascinating combination realizes mans eternal dream of flying. Once you experience the rush of kiteboarding, you will never be the same! Kiteboarding is the hottest new kite sport to sweep the world and it thrives on pure adrenaline!


mellow yellow Monday: Star of Malaysian flag


Stay mellow with yellow!

Profile: Ann Chin

我是 Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪
 In Sarawak my name is Kit Suet. The meaning is clean snow.

I will be launching my books in Sibu:

(1) 12th October 2013 at 10.00 am.

(2) Venue is at 2nd Floor, RH Hotel, Sibu

(3) Guest of Honour to launch my books : Y.B. Dato 

Sri Wong Soon Koh, Minister of Finance (II) and 

Minister of Local Government and Community

 Development, Sarawak

(4) Invited guests: Local dignitaries are Y.B. Dato Sri 

Wong Soon Koh and Datin Sri Leong Poh Ling, Mr. Sim 

Kok Kee, Resident Sibu Division, community leaders 

like Pemanca and Penghulu from the Quang Ning 


On 28th Sept:  signing my books at  the Internal Medicine Update  at Four Points by Sheraton Kuching. : malaysian medical association sarawak branch
On 15th October, signing at KK bookstore, Miri. 
I will be returning to my Old School Methodist Secondary School and the school I taught , Kai Chung Secondary school to talk to senior students.
I am the writer of "Diary of a Bereaved Mother " 

丧儿记,: 丧失儿子的母亲的一本传记

"From China To Borneo and beyond" 

海外华人的中国魂: 从中国,到南洋,到更远


"Mail Order Bride."


Forward by : Pastor Jonathan Dove.
 My baby died 24 years ago. I have become a  spokes person for bereaved parents. I am a member of Sands and a parent advocate.
After the book was released,
My book was featured in the Aucklander.
I appeared in Television 1 Down Under program. It's ok to cry http://tvnz.co.nz/asia-downunder/s2011-e31-video-4453514 On baby bereavement.
I spoke in the Baptist Women's Annual Convention, North Island Chapter.
My book was exhibited  at the Peacock 
Art Gallery, Upton Country, Dorset, Park England.

I presented a workshop on Asian Infant Bereavement at the Sands National conference for Sands families and medical personnels for 200 attendees in September 2013

Available in New Zealand at: Women's Bookshop, University Bookshop, Auckland, Church of Christ Bookshop
Online orders: Wheeler books,Fishpond.co.nz academybooks.co.nz/product/For Overseas order: www.abebooks.co.uk
Bookworks <info@bookworksnz.co.nz>

or email:annkschin@yahoo.com
Third Edition, June 2012,  306 pages, 
categories: self help, inspiration, bereavement,


ISBN: 978-0-473-18709-5

First edition, February, 2013 310 pages
categories:Life Stories

 (Biographies,  Autobiographies, 

Family Histories, Memoirs)

ISBN: 978-0-473-23900-8

First edition: July 2013 Fiction

ISBN: 978-0-473-25414-8

This book is the embodiment of the darker side of today’s society.

Monday, September 16, 2013

abc Letter J for Jute and Bon Jovi

In New Zealand, our natives, the Maoris have adapted their version of pit  cooking called the Hangi. They use these jute bags as insulation.


Bon Jovi - It's My Life


My school is doing a production of 1980s. All 700 plus kids 

are involved. My Group is doing Bon Jovi.


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

thursday Challenge: Wood

This Korean student played for our graduation, Daniel was incredible.

"WOOD" (Wooden Furniture, Musical Instruments, Houses, Carvings,...)
Thursday Challenge is a place for photographic fun and learning

Friday, September 6, 2013

Sunday, September 1, 2013

:mellowyellow: yellow jelly beans

Photo: Jelly Beans


Stay mellow with yellow!

Merdeka Day, Malaysia, Auckland celebration.


VIP Guest Dame Susan Devoy, NZ Race Relations Commissioner gave a speech but couldn't stay. Photo TVNZ

Guests Malaysians and friends pack the place