Something to share in every single week throughout the year

Randomness

Week 37 – I bought a new amp for my violin

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Week 36 -My husband likes to…

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Week 35 – Meet my cousin

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Week 34 – To the market

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Week 33 – An Antique Shop

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Week 32 – Buddhist Festival

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Week 31 – Essential Oils

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Week 30 – Chinese Words

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I saw this at one of the subway station in Hong Kong. The word filial attracted my attention.


Week 29 – Training gloves

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Colorful training gloves.


Week 28 – The Golden Reel at Studio City

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Inside the Golden Reel.

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A view of the swimming pool.

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Week 26 – Have a wonderful day

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Week 25 – Taking picture with the yellow rubber duck

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Week 24 – Yellow Rubber Duck in Macao

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The yellow rubber duck.


Week 21 – Orphans in Africa

The Amitofo Care Centre (ACC) – which comprises of an administration centre, children’s dormitories, youth dormitories, preparatory school, kindergarten, library, activity centre, medical centre, vocational training centre, religious centre, CBO etc – is founded and directed by Buddhist clergy from the East with an aspiration and mission to directly rear and care for orphans of Africa within the humanitarian and educational umbrella. The main principles of ACC are based on local African culture, Chinese culture and Buddhist philosophy which are given to the orphans in need. This is considered a unique and remarkable characteristic of ACC although it must be stressed that none of the orphans have taken refuge to Buddhism, as we respect their religious freedom and will allow them to choose their own religions as they enter adulthood.

After an arduous ten years ACC’s caring programme has spread from one location to a number of African countries benefiting thousands of children and adults alike. ACC’s compassionate and philanthropic foot-prints have been left not only in South Africa but also in Swaziland, Burkina Faso, Chad, Gambia, Sao Tome and Principe, Nigeria, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, etc. as well as Taiwan, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore, Malaysia and several South American countries as St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The total orphans that ACC has adopted to date number around 3000.

The current ACC is in association with three charity institutes namely; the Yuan Tong Culture and Care Association (R.O.C.) , Pu-Hsein Educational Foundation of Taiwan and the Amitofo Charity Association in South Africa that continuously organize and manage ACC operations along with financial support.

Venerable Hui Li, born in Taiwan and tagged as the ‘African monk’, founded ACC specifically for African orphans in the early 90’s and is still the residing chairperson. With his enthusiasm and big heart to bring love and care to the orphans

Ven. Hui Li has been awarded the “Loving of Life” medal by the Chou Ta-Kuan Foundation of Taiwan. He has also been invited by a number of First Ladies of certain African countries. Some of whom refer to him as the Buddhist Albert Sweitzer in praise of his significance and contributions thus far. Nowadays ACC, and Ven. Hui Li, is widely recognized as an international charity and educational institute and sponsored by numerous people in Asia.

UNIQUE FEATURES

The concept of ACC is based on a “Big Family” or “Children’s Village” idea. A group of 16-20 children are put together like a family with one nanny, one ‘mommy’, and one child-care teacher who all live under one roof. These adults are responsible for managing the home and taking care of the children. Twelve families will form a “Village” that provides a domestic atmosphere so that the orphans may experience the warmth of family. Consequently they may experience a social life, interacting with each other as well as learning the responsibility and obligations a resident ought to undertake.

PRESENT & FUTURE

At present the Head Quarters of ACC, the Amitofo Charity Association, is located in South Africa. The ACC in Blantyre, Malawi, is in the process of building a staff dormitory and the Yuan Tong elementary school while in Lilongwe, Malawi, plans are being set up with regards to construction. The ACC in Harare, Zimbabwe, is undergoing phase one of its construction of 30 buildings expected to be completed by the end of the year. In Swaziland and Lesotho construction began in October 2008 with ambitions to start providing shelter for orphans in those regions after one year or so of construction.

Reference:

http://amitofocc.com/acc-home

 


Week 20 – Care Without Boundaries


Week 19 – My First Pasta

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I’m going to make colored pasta with carrot.

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Using the bread machine to make dough.

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After 30 minutes.

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Rolling the dough with a wooden roller.

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It’s time to play with the pasta maker.

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Here it comes the pasta.

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I leave them to dry overnight.

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My other day breakfast. Fresh pasta with truffle sauce. 😀


Week 18 – Pasta Maker Marcato Atlas 150

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I bought a pasta make. From now on, I can try to make my own flavor fresh pasta. 😀


Week 16 – The Giang Rubber Duck Visits Macau

IMG_7279The Giant Travelling Rubber Duck is coming to Macau on April 29! I’m looking so forward to seeing him coming to my hometown.


Week 15 – I found a book

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I found a recipe book that is meat free and all about cooking vegetables. 😀


Week 14 – Repairment

IMG_7032Have you ever wondered how it looks like when your violin needs to be fixed after years of practicing? This is a sample of a violin of how it will look like during the process of some major repairment.


Week 13 – Misty

IMG_7009The humidity level was high at that day.


Week 12 – Ceiling Art Workshop

A workshop relates with the ceiling art of The Gu Gong Palace in Beijing, an event held on last Saturday at the Macao Cultural Centre. There were 15 participants who joined in the workshop. The man who was standing next to me, he was one of the artists at the workshop who showed us and taught to paint. Every one who joined in the workshop can volunteer to take the chance to paint, and all the volunteers were gifted a framed painting at the end of the workshop.


Week 11 – Mix Vegetable Bouquet

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My mom is learning to make vegetable bouquet. This is what she did during the class.


Week 10 – Batata Greens

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A mini supermarket which has an extensive selection of vegetarian meat replacement products including vegetarian seafood, vegetarian meat, vegetarian chicken and vegetarian pork products.

Here is their website: http://www.batatagreens.com.hk/

Here is their address: N. 241 Sai Yee Street, Prince Edward station, Hong Kong

I bought home some of their products. They are all not expensive. Very reasonable price.