Archive for September, 2014

Busy Buzzing

20/09/2014

He does this every other weekend.

He will get dressed and then go downstairs to do his routine – a safe and sure one.

First, he makes sure the fuel is adequate.

Then he checks the equipment is in good shape.

After that, he test starts it.

Only when he fully satisfied, and only when he is, then he goes to the garden and fully turn the mean machine on.

A portable grass cutter – the tank of fuel sits strapped to his back while the long handled cutting end is held away, controlled with two hands at strategic gripping points.

IMG_1139He’s mastered this art and does it as part of his exercise routine. Cool eh?

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An Amazing Sight

12/09/2014

It’s dark and it’s pouring cats and dogs. Inside, even before the sun rose, people began to trickle in. Then they came in droves. Soon, the place was packed. It was still pouring outside. But inside, the people had gathered for a meeting. A pre-dawn meeting. How awesome is that! IMG_7746This, then, was the sight that greeted those who arrived late – the umbrella holder is overflowing. There are umbrellas all over the foyer outside to avoid wetting the carpet inside. Wow!

 

Just Lovin’ It

08/09/2014

She’s not quite two and yet she articulates her limited vocabulary ever so well. One very consistent and insistent word we hear is “Guitar”. Her Daddy will play his guitar for her before she goes to bed. Just two songs, and then she will happily turn over in her bed and snuggle to sleep.

Last night, she visited a new place. There, to her delight, there were two guitars! She plucked quite expertly at the strings of the one within her reach. She was quite firm but not without control. Amazing child! 
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I think I shall suggest to her parents to look out for some Hot Deals online to get something for her this Christmas. You’d never know – they might have a protege here……!

Time for New Ones

04/09/2014

They look new but they aren’t. These are my old faithful track shoes. They went with me to many lands, saw many sights and felt many changes of weather. They have carried me well in the gym and outside, on the treadmill and off. You can see the worn out and fraying sole bits at the bottom right of the photo.

shoesAlas, the time has come – they need to be replaced. Will I ever find a suitable pair to substitute these I wonder. I shall attempt to do so next week.

 

Learning and Fun

01/09/2014

We went away for a day to visit some students. We had been asked to do an English project with them. Rather than to do written work which a lot of other teams and groups of people would normally do, we opted to go for verbal skills to let them feel more comfortable speaking English. The games and activities were all geared towards making them speak. Incentives were given – if they spoke in English they would be rewarded with little sweets. If they spoke in any other language, they would have sweets taken away! 

What fun they had. The room was tiny and that meant it heated up really quickly. Lots of screaming and laughter especially after lunch time – the sleepy nodding time Haha! 

At the end, we told them that they were champions and gave them more rewards – specially made cupcakes. This was their response to the cupcakes! 

IMG_7388Everyone of us agreed that we had a fantastic time and were eager to return again…. Now I have to think of more games!