Sunday, August 28, 2016

photohunt: Clouds

It is my Kai Ma/God mother's birthday. I went to see her last year.

The PhotoHunt for today is 'Cloud'


Friday, August 19, 2016

photohunt: Flame

Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy.

Dried herbs, like a giant cigar  are lit.

I had a sore leg, and the practitioner burn a 

stick and went round my leg.


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Disposable Potato plates

Ngarimu on his red scooter as he went around the grounds to see if we were working well.

Zero-waste Strategy Management: Here's the Volunteers at work. Dressed in our official crew kowhai/yellow or kikorangi/blue T-shirt and cow boy hat, we trudged our kikorangi/blue and kakariki/green bins to our different stations. By chance, I got involved in Ngarimu's Zero waste program. Ngarimu also sourced cutlery and plates made of potatoes which is 10-0% biodegradable.

Sometimes, it is inevitable that we have to use disposable cutlery and crockery. The convenience outweighs the tedious job of washing up like a big picnic or party.

I am very proud to be associated with Ngarimu and his Ngati Whatua Maori people in leading the zero waste movement in New Zealand. During our Waitangi Day, Ngarimu led a whole army of volunteers to teach tens of thousands of festival goers recycling.

To walk the talk, Ngarimu supplied cutlery and crockery made of potato. These special disposable forks, spoons, knives and plates went to the worms at the worm farms on the Marea.

These food fed the army of workers and volunteers. The yummy food came in big containers at lunch time. Ka Pai aka good job. No need for too much washing up and harmful detergent.

Can you see the beige colour forks, knives and plates?


Monday, August 15, 2016

Yellow Monday: Yellow raincoat

Heavy duty rain coat, my engineer husband has one when he goes on his work,

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Thursday challenge: Happy

Happiness is coming to the end of the queue at the coffee truck on a freezing morning.

"SUNNY (2 of 2 weeks)" (Bright, Sunrise, Sunset, Sunshiny, Sunlit, Cheerful, Happy,...)


Friday, August 12, 2016

Photohunt: Direction

This weekend, I will be giving direction to people coming to the Expo on finding their family tree.
PhotoHunt will be 'Direction'


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Thursday Challenge: Happiness and sunshine.

Daffodil Day 2016 will be on Friday, 26 August 2016. Thank you for your continued support. As well as providing an opportunity to raise awareness of cancer in New Zealand, Daffodil Day is a major funding source for the Cancer Society.  Daffodils are associated with sunshine.
The current theme is Sunny (Bright, Sunrise, Sunset, Sunshiny, Sunlit, Cheerful, Happy,...

Yellow: My Brother. WWF

My brother Dr Henry Chan Chok Khuang. He is the leader for the Heart of Borneo (HoB) for WWF in Malaysia and Indonesia at a recent ecotourism workshop in Indonesia. He is seated with the VIP, the governor. Unfortunately, its in bahasa Indonesia



Friday, August 5, 2016

Photohunt: Sea and MIZU water bottle

gifted by someone who won it from an event.
Mizu says it has angled top for smooth flow.MIZU is water in Japanese. Pro snowboarder Jussi Oksanen and friends founded the company in 2008 after they felt embarrassed by the sea of plastic water bottles after they had gathered in their truck after only one week of filming in Alaska.
This is my kind of philosophy. I remember when I ran the Singapore marathon, I saw the zillions of plastic cups that were thrown on the road and road side.

Auckland is located at an Isthmus. 3/4 of our land is surrounded by the sea.
 These shells were found at our local beach. I am lucky to live 5 minutes from the beach. I am luckier to have people use recycled bottles when they use the beach. And I am luckiest when volunteers pick up rubbish and plastic bottles in my beach.

The PhotoHunt for today is 'Sea'