Family

This was taken in 1973 when I was a wee fellow and had more hair. L to R. Christine, cousin Ann, her sister Emily, their Brother Harry, me, my sister Rose and my Brother Alan. This was just before Rose went off to UK to study nursing. She never completed it. If you look carefully you will see it taken in a wooden house. I grew up in an Attap house on stilts in a Kampong.

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It been a while. Yes I know. I haven’t posted for a long time. You see its because of social media. What do I post and where? I even don’t post often to FB. You know that social media giant that keeps us glued to our phone and tablets and all our other devices. 

We have had the Olympics 2016 and Australia seems to have done well. Yeah! But some amazing stories came out of the games. Like Singapore winning its 1st Gold medal in the 100M Butterfly by Joseph Schooling. Well done Joseph. FIJI winning the Rugby 7 a side. Great job guys and Australia winning the Modern Olympics Penthalon for womens. Wow! The triumphs that some achieved is amazing. I am sure there were many more. But all in all the Rio Games was a success. 

Life now goes back to normal. What’s on for next week. Well lots. Maybe I’ll talk about that another day. God Bless you all.

Evening

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There is just something that seems to capture my attention when I step out of our house each day. I often look to the sky for inspiration and to see if the day will turn out well. Call me suspicious but I believe we live our lives with an intended purpose that if often not known to us. Some call it Karma others fate. But nature tends to lay it out to us pretty simple. That is why I look to the sky. The clouds in this picture with the setting Moon just seem to say. All will be well. I will shine for you today and everyday. There is nothing to it more basic than that. Try not to read more into it. Life will flow as it should. It always does. Enjoy it! Live.

Mossyy in Oz.

When did Australia start its terminal decline into a boring dystopia?

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Australia was once considered “the lucky country”. We sold dirt to every continent and received all the fancy household goods and nick knacks we could possibly desire. Those other nations never bothered us because we were too stupid to be a threat, and we kept dealing the lovely cheap dirt out like a donkey following a carrot. What happened to those fruitful years of plenty? What happened to the seemingly endless economic prosperity that fuelled our first world society? Well, like most failed civilisations, Australians and the Australians who ran Australia were particularly too stupid. You probably have all the crazy ideas and common sense to see why we are screwed as a nation but I want to alert you only to the tipping point toward our decline.

The point at which this country made a turn for the worse was simply when Pizza-Hut restaurants started closing their doors. You…

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The Holy Alphabet

The Holy Alphabet… This is Beautiful

Whoever came up with this one must have had some Divine guidance!

A lthough things are not perfect
B ecause of trial or pain
C ontinue in thanksgiving
D o not begin to blame
E ven when the times are hard
F ierce winds are bound to blow
G od is forever able
H old on to what you know
I magine life without His love
J oy would cease to be
K eep thanking Him for all the things
L ove imparts to thee
M ove out of “Camp Complaining”
N o weapon that is known
On earth can yield the power
P raise can do alone
Q uit looking at the future
R edeem the time at hand
S tart every day with worship
T o “thank” is a command
U ntil we see Him coming
V ictorious in the sky
W e’ll run the race with gratitude
X alting God most high
Y es, there’ll be good times and yes some will be bad, but…
Z ion waits in glory…where none are ever sad!

“I AM Too blessed to be stressed!”

The shortest distance between a problem and a solution is the distance between your knees and the floor.
The one who kneels to the Lord can stand up to anything.

Love and peace be with you forever, Amen.

GOD LOVES YOU…

JUST THINK OF HOW MANY PEOPLE THAT COULD BE REACHED OUT TO AND BLESSED WITH THESE WORDS.

Do you remember when…

Do you Remember when:

I do, having grown up in the 60′ it seems all that long ago. Life was not really much different from now. It just was simpler. Why, well we had a less to occupy our time with. TV was just beginning, games were whatever you could make. There was very little arcade games or a DS or cable and so many other stuff as the kids say in school. Stuff, its come to a point that we are not really sure what is occupying our time anymore. Stuff that come from things…many things. Hope you like this, I got it from a good friend and teacher.

All the girls had ugly gym slips

It took five minutes for the TV to warm up

Nearly everyone’s Mum was home when the kids got home from school

Nobody owned a purebred dog

You’d reach into a muddy gutter for a penny

Your Mother wore nylons that came in two pieces


All male teachers wore ties and female teachers had their hair done every day and wore high heels

You got your windscreen cleaned, oil checked and petrol served, without asking, all for free, every time..

It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents

They threatened to keep children back a year if they failed the school year. . . And they did!


When a Ford Zephyr was everyone’s dream car…
And people went steady

No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked

Spinning around, getting dizzy and falling down was cause for giggles?


Playing cricket with no adults to help the children with the rules of the game

Bottles came from the corner shop without safety caps and hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger

And with all our progress, don’t you wish, just once, you could slip back in time and savour the slower pace, and share it with the children of today?

When being sent to the headmasters office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited you at home

Basically we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn’t because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs etc. Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat! But we survived because their love was greater than the threat.
As well as summers filled with bike rides, cricket, Hula Hoops, skating and visits to the pool, eating lemonade powder or liquorice sticks.

Didn’t that feel good, just to go back and say, ‘Yes, I remember that’?

I am sharing this with you today because it ended with a Double Dare to pass it on. To remember what a Double Dare is, read on, and remember that the perfect age is somewhere between old enough to know better and too young to care.

Send this on to someone who can still remember the Lone Ranger and Sgt Bilko

How Many Of These Do You Remember?
Coca Cola in bottles.

Blackjacks and bubble gums.

Home milk delivery in glass bottles with tinfoil tops

Hi-If’s & 45 RPM records.

78 RPM records!

Adding Machines.

Scalextric.

Do You Remember a Time When..
Decisions were made by going ‘Eeny-meeny-miney-moe’?
‘Race issue’ meant arguing about who ran the fastest?
Catching tadpoles could happily occupy an entire day?

It wasn’t odd to have two or three ‘Best Friends’?

The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was ‘chickenpox’?

Having a Weapon in School meant being caught with a slingshot ?

War was a card game?

Cigarette cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle?

Taking drugs meant orange – flavoured chewable aspirin?

Water balloons were the ultimate weapon?

If you can remember most or all of these, Then You Have Lived DURING A GOOD TIME!!!!!!!

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Pass this on to anyone who may need a break from their ‘Grown-Up’ Life.
Double Dare You!