Cycling in the morning……..summer is outdoor…

I promised myself yesterday that I must wake up earlier today and I did. imageI woke up earlier and by 7:00am , I was out cycling, from the house to Mangere . As usual, I like to sit at the park opposite Onehunga Swimming Pool on my way back, after cycling for about 2 hours. in fact, this is my highlight of my cycling day. Sitting there and listening to the birds singing was like a way of meditation for me. Time passed so fast that thirty minutes there was like seconds. I always say ,” I will be back here again tomorrow .” ” You look younger than your age.” an old lady I met today at the park commented.I was wondering… ” Am I healthier now as compared to a few years ago ?” A few years back, the comments I got were…… I look older than my age. Ha! Hopefully she is right…


Blogging U.’s Photo 101 Course: Post a Photo a Day

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On The Daily Post, we host the popular Weekly Photo Challenge each Friday, and we’re always excited to see your snapshots from all over the world. We thought a free photoblogging course mixing the spirit of these photo challenges with bite-sized shooting tips would be a fun way to get you taking pictures and meeting your daily posting goals.

Introducing Blogging U.’s Photography 101 course

Photography 101 is an intro-level course, open to all. You might be a totally new blogger, an amateur photographer, a veteran photo challenge participant, or a pro-shooter. Or, you may be someone who wants to participate in the daily posting madness of November, alongside NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo enthusiasts, in a more visual way. Self-hosted bloggers and photographers on other platforms are also welcome to join us.

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誰知盘中餐,粒粒皆辛苦……experiences in Tibet

I went to a small typical Tibetan restaurant in Lhasa for my lunch when I were there traveling in May this year. What caught my attention was the writing on the wall at the kitchen window of the restaurant .

” 誰知盘中餐 , 粒粒皆辛苦”.

In Tibet , there are not many soil that can be planted with green vegetables or plants. The soil is so hard to retained at the surface of the highlands. It’s often blown off by the strong wind . I could see many cement blocks placed on top of the thin soil trying to stop it from being blown away. This must be the job of the China government .

In such a harsh environment , it’s hard for any crops to grow.
Could you imagine the scarcity of their food ?
Every drop of food is precious.

I thought of this every time when I saw people left the food they can’t finish at the restaurant . What a waste! Have they ever thought of those people without food in Tibet or Africa ?
May be yes…
But, most probably no.