yellow sign to advice people what no to do. My brother Dr Henry Chan,
takes his son Jonathan, to appreciate nature at a young age. 6
years ago, Jonathan took me to the same place.
youngest brother Dr. Henry Chan Chok Khuang
and his lovely wife Elley Lina. I am very proud of Henry as he works for
humanity and we share a lot of ideals.He is always traveling and
attending conference on the environment. We tease him to be the
protector of the orang-utans in the jungle. He
is leader for the Heart of Borneo (HoB). The Heart of Borneo Leader for
WWF in Malaysia and Indonesia since March. He is based in Kuching but
he travels a lot.
International Women's Day (IWD) is March 8 and the 2017 campaign theme is Be Bold For Change.
I celebrate with the women who come to my English Class.
am very proud of Kate Sheppard. Her image appears on our ten dollar
note. She is mainly responsible for New Zealand to be the first country
to give women the vote in modern times.
Wilson Sheppard (10 March 1847 – 13 July 1934) was the most prominent
member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement, and is the country's
most famous suffragette. Because New Zealand was the first country to
introduce universal suffrage, Sheppard's work had a considerable impact
on women's suffrage movements in other countries. During one of the
protest movement, she led a whole group of ladies to lie down on the
road and the police couldn't do anything.
first reaction was how unrealistic. Then I remember when my first born
was 8 months old, I was admitted for a minor surgery. Because I had no
relatives in New Zealand and she was totally on my breast milk, the
hospital admitted her as well to Greenlane Hospital. Because it was a
surgical ward, there were old men and women. They thought it was Deborah who was the patient. They came to the entrance of our room to see her.
My Dad was bilingual. He told me a story involving a non bilingual
person who named his house something like the Willow Villa. Dad said the
Chinese educated people laughed until their teeth dropped.
In the Chinese beliefs,a house of willow means a brothel. I finally found out the following.
The willow, much valued as firewood, is a symbol of spring. As spring is the season
of erotic awakenings, the phrase ‘willow feelings and flower wishes’ means sexual
desire; ‘looking for flowers and buying willows’ means visiting a prostitute, ‘flowers and
willows by the wayside’ are prostitutes, and ‘sleeping among flowers and reposing
beneath willows’ is a term for visiting a brothel.
The waist of a beautiful woman is compared to the willow, her eyebrows to
the curve of willow leaves. A young girl is a ‘tender willow and fresh flower’ while
a woman who can no longer claim virginal freshness is described as ‘faded willow and
withered flower’. A woman’s pubic hair is ‘in the depths of willow shade’.
A picture taken on Jan 13 of a log jam at Sungai Paran, a tributary of
Balui River where communication is almost impossible. — Photo by Chimon
It would take millions of ringgit to try to remove the floating debris of over 30km long on the river surface,”
In 2010, this occured in the same Rejang River, and I wrote, "Look what they have done to my river."
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