Saturday, May 24, 2014

Photohunt : Yellow cacti

I remember when Mum grew cacti, we were tempted to touch the needles.


Stay mellow with yellow!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Cry of Oppressed Women

Cry of oppressed women 妇女的哭泣


Published May 2014
Ann Kit Suet Chin Chan/Chen Jie Xue 我是 陈洁雪

Women face many kinds of oppression through the centuries. The author takes you to a journey of modern day oppression.
This story traces the life of Nadine, a girl born to Indian parents. It embodies the issues of a Kiwi girl, Nadine, growing up in conflicting cultures and getting lost in her environment.
Nadine grows up to overcome her problems to help women who suffered from physical and mental violence, domestic violence, rape, pornography, swinging, incest, bullying, sex with minors, sex slavery and human trafficking.

Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it.
― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

Ann is the writer of Diary of a Bereaved Mother, Goodbye my baby, From China to Borneo to Beyond, and Mail Order Bride. Indeed each of these books has a soul. Ann gives a voice for the bereaved and the oppressed

I am the writer of:
1: From China to Borneo and beyond. 海外华人的中国魂: 从中国,到南洋,到更远
2: Diary of a Bereaved Mother, Goodbye my baby 丧儿记: 丧失儿子的母亲的一本传记 
3: Mail Order Bride 邮购新娘

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Lemon & Paeroa,

Lemon & Paeroa, also known as L&P, is a sweet soft drink manufactured in New Zealand. Traditionally made by combining lemon juice with carbonated mineral water from the town of Paeroa, it is now manufactured by multi-national Coca-Cola.
Lemon & Paeroa can be found in New Zealand, in specialty New Zealand stores abroad and in the Gourmet Burger Kitchen[1] chain of restaurants within the UK, and now at Coles supermarkets in Australia.[2] The comically pretentious advertising slogan "World famous in New Zealand" has become a popular New Zealand saying; it is used to describe items that though famous within New Zealand are unknown in the rest of the world,


Stay mellow with yellow!

Friday, May 9, 2014

photuhunt : Streets


In 1977, I went to San Francisco to visit my Aunty Teresa. She took me to Lombard Street and told me that it was the crookiest road in the world. I lamented I didn't have a photo.

My brother Henry sent me this pix taken when he was in San Francisco.

***I left my heart behind in San Francisco for the Giant crab bought at the Fisherman wharf, the big strawberries in my aunty's garden and the artichokes at the market

Tuesday, May 6, 2014