Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

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IN A NEW POST CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO INCLUDING THE HUE(S) OF YOU!  I look forward to seeing all the hues that make up all of you.– Cheri_________________ via Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You. … Continue reading

Daily Prompt: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

You get some incredibly, amazingly, wonderfully fantastic news. What’s the first thing you do?  Photographers, artists, poets: show us INCREDIBLE.

via Daily Prompt: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

This Daily Prompt is a mouthful indeed.

I cannot even remember a day that I got (any) or some incredibly, amazing, wonderful fantastic news, at least not for a long, long time.

At this stage, I can only imagine.  It is good to imagine and to live in that INCREDIBLY, AMAZING, WONDERFUL, FANTASTIC moment than never ever lived it at all.

A moment ago, I checked my lottery and guess what?

I won ‘Big Wednesday’ !

YES I WON ‘BIG WEDNESDAY’ !!!

BIG WEDNESDAY - Image courtesy of https://mylotto.co.nz

BIG WEDNESDAY – Image courtesy of https://mylotto.co.nz

What’s the first thing I do?

What else but blogged about it and announced it to the world !

I am throwing a party of 10 for the first 10 blogger friends to grab that air ticket to visit me and we will have a rendezvous, a five-star holiday package, free travel, free food and spending money.

And ………. that’s not all.

Most of all, the chance to meet Little Borneo Girl face to face !
What more could you ask for?

Oh, and sorry if you missed out on the 10 tickets.

Fret not !  Here’s a glimpse of your Little Borneo Girl.

Your Little Borneo Girl

Borneo and its little Borneo Girl

Borneo

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Topography of Borneo
Borneo (Indonesian: Kalimantan) is the third-largest island in the world and the largest island of Asia. At the geographic centre of Maritime Southeast Asia, in relation to major Indonesian islands, it is located north of Java, west of Sulawesi, and east of Sumatra.

The island is divided among three countries: Brunei and Malaysia on the north, and Indonesia to the south. Approximately 73% of the island is Indonesian territory.  In the north, the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, along with the federal territory of Labuan, make up about 26% of the island. The sovereign state of Brunei, located on the north coast, comprises about 1% of Borneo’s land area.  Borneo is home to one of the oldest rainforests in the world.

– Sourced from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borneo

That is an introduction of Borneo where I came from.  Before I moved to New Zealand, I have never thought of calling myself a Borneo girl.  I am a Malaysian of Chinese heritage, born and bred in Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak (East Malaysia) in the island of Borneo.

Many foreigners know or have heard of Borneo (especially the older generation) but not many know Sarawak and that was when I started using Borneo to describe where I was came from.  I chose the name ‘littlegirlstory’ for my blog and to make it more authentic to my heritage, I named myself the Little Borneo Girl who writes her ‘littlegirlstory’.

Sarawak has more than 40 sub-ethnic groups, each with its own distinct language, culture and lifestyle.  

Ethnic in Sarawak 
Ethnic Percentage
Iban 29%
Chinese 24%
Malay 23%
Bidayuh 8%
Melanau 6%
Orang Ulu 5%
Others 5%

To a local, a Borneo girl is often thought of as a native of an ethnic tribe, where their ancestors live in longhouses as a big community.  I am not of any tribal heritage, I am a Chinese migrant, perhaps second generation Malaysian but I embraced the title ‘Little Borneo Girl’ to signify where I came from, the island of Borneo, home of the rainforests.

This is a photo of the real authentic Borneo girls with their fine traditional costume.
Borneo Girls - Image courtesy of http://www.shutterstock.com/

Borneo Girls – Image courtesy of http://www.shutterstock.com/

Have you ever heard of Sarawak?  Land of the hornbills? Home to this Little Borneo Girl.

Daily Prompt: Community Service – Pay it Forward

Your entire community — however you define that; your hometown, your neighborhood, your family, your colleagues — is guaranteed to read your blog tomorrow. Write the post you’d like them all to see.Photographers, artists, poets: show us COMMUNITY.

via Daily Prompt: Community Service.

I love participating in daily prompts but since the daylight savings, I can no longer keep awake long enough to wait for the ‘prompt’ to appear in my mailbox at around the stroke of midnight (and that was before daylight savings).  It now does not appear till past 1am and by the time I do participate, the prompts would be a day or two old.

I am now in my ‘special seat’ (for those of you who read my earlier post will know where my ‘special seat’ is,  for those who don’t please click here to check it out).

Community Service – This is the post I would like my whole community to read.  It was posted a few months ago and if anyone missed it, here is an extract.

Pay it forward

Posted on July 13, 2013

I am touched.This letter handwritten by a junior student was found in my letter box.

I am the recipient of “Pay it forward.”

As the letter says, “Pay it forward is doing something for someone and not expecting anything in return”.

Pay it forward

Pay it forward

I did a little research and found that indeed Pay it forward is a term describing the beneficiary of a good deed repaying it to others instead of to the original benefactor. The concept is old, but the phrase may have been coined by Lily Hardy Hammond in her 1916 book In the Garden of Delight.  (Souce http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pay_it_forward).

There is also a Pay it forward Day and a Pay it forward Movie.

To the young writer who sent me the note, “Thank You very much”.

Spreading and sharing God’s love and happiness with everyone.

To my community, Good Morning and Have a Nice Day !

 

To Belinda with love – from LittleBorneoGirl

Image

Specially created for Belinda

Belinda’s treasured photos collection – Collage created by LittleBorneoGirl

To my Blogger Friend, Belinda

Visited your blog

to pick up these photos

that you treasured.

Compiled and created for you

a photo collage made with love.

Welcome back,

we have missed you.

Stay strong and God bless.

With love from LittleBorneoGirl

A Small Chat About Image Copyrights

I love to lighten my posts with images either with my own photo shots or images from the web and with due respect credited the images back to the source which is a MUST adhering to the Image Copyrights Act.

I came across this interesting article and am reblogging this to share with all bloggers.

A Small Chat About Image Copyrights

Written by  on October 16, 2013 

When it comes to image copyrights, I feel really strongly about people who simply take images from the web – images that they have absolutely not rights to.  Having been an online writer for several years now (through my own blogs and other website where I usually write at), I know all too well how easy it is to just snag an image from anywhere on the net and run with it – to pamper one’s blog with pretty pictures.

Please click below to read the full article.

A Small Chat About Image Copyrights.

Lately besides blogging, my creativity has taken me to another level searching for program to convert photos to painting or cartoon, even thinking of learning how to draw and learn some camera tricks and effects to create my own images and use them for my posts.  Hopefully when I master this new skill one day, I will not have to use other people’s images and if I do, of course I will always give a back link to the source site.

By nature, I am a foodie and being a foodie, I not only enjoy eating food but creating and cooking them.  Blogging to me is similar to cooking and in order to create a delicious dish or an interesting post, I love to add sugar, spice and everything nice to make my dish or my blog more appealing !  So learning to create my own images is a bonus although I have far to go.

Do you create your own images for your posts or are you comfortable using the images found on the web?

Having wrote and pondered on this topic, I’d better be careful that the image I use here is not one I ‘pinched’ off the web.  And I cannot publish this post without an image as to me, a post without an image is ‘naked’.  I will dress it up so here goes ……..

This task is harder than writing a post.  My first online writing.  Image credit LittleBorneoGirl.

This task is harder than writing a post. My first online writing. Image credit LittleBorneoGirl.

Daily Prompt: Michelangelo’s YOU – Mother & Child

Your personal sculptor is carving a person, thing, or event from the last month of your life into the glistening marble of immortality. What’s the statue and what makes it so significant? Photographers, artists, poets: show us SIGNIFICANT.

via Daily Prompt: Michelangelo’s YOU.

This is a picture of my son and my daughter.

Beautiful Children come and go

Beautiful Children

Last couple of months my son decided he is a young adult and wanted his independence hence he moved out and went flatting.

Ironically, last month, my daughter decided she no longer want to be in a relationship and wanted freedom hence she moved back home.

The statue has been carved.

In the eyes of our children, we are their provider, we are their shelter, they moved out when they fancy.  Then they moved home without needing an invitation.

Their mother, a magnificent sculpture, full of significance.

‘Mother and Child(ren)’ and their ‘Home Sweet Home’

Home Sweet Home - Sculpture of Big House Image courtesy of http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/a-big-house-bonus/

Home Sweet Home – Sculpture of Big House
Image courtesy of http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/a-big-house-bonus/

 

Daily Prompt: Blogger in a Strange Land

What’s the strangest place from which you’ve posted to your blog? When was the last time you were out and about, and suddenly thought, “I need to write about this!”?Photographers, artists, poets: show us STRANGE.

via Daily Prompt: Blogger in a Strange Land.

I read this Daily Prompt last night and decided I was not going to participate as I was too engrossed in writing and exploring behaviour through age (click here to check it out).

I normally post from my bed but quite often, I get inspired while reading something (like now) from a special place and got the idea, YES, I NEED TO WRITE ABOUT THIS !

And those posts that got published in the mornings were mostly written while

sitting

on

a

toilet

with

my

mac.

Things of yesteryear – 1970s

Look what I discovered.  Photos and images of things I saw when I was a child.

Thank you to my facebook friends for sharing these photos and bringing back sweet memories.

Thank you for their contribution in one way or another to make this post possible.

Airtight jars of old

Airtight jars of old – Image courtesy of Edmund Lee

These featured jars are more than 40 years old and, surprisingly still air-tight.  The lids were specially designed to keep air out through their vacuum-like action.  The wonder and practicability of things during the days of old.  Found in most East Malaysian grocery shops in the 1970s.  Those were the days where those grocery shops have their cash in their tin box hanging on the top with a pull string.  Weren’t we proud to be associated with them ?

Roti Hua (Flower biscuits)

Roti Hua (Flower biscuits)  –  Image courtesy of http://everythingpossible.wordpress.com/

These Roti Hua (Flower Biscuits) were amongst the few types of biscuits sold in those jars above. As a young child, I would first go licking the colorful icing.

Brass Bell - image courtesy of Wilfred S M Sim

Brass Bell – Image courtesy of Wilfred S M Sim

From food to Brass Bell.  During my primary school days, after every lesson, a student (normally one of the prefects) would be assigned to ring the school bell.  Those were the old school days in the 1970s.

Song Book for Malaysian Primary School - Image courtesy of Luke Chong

Song Book for Malaysian Primary School – Image courtesy of Luke Chong

I remembered this song book of yesteryear.  Book 4 is meant for Primary 4, it was in a series of 6 books from Primary 1 to 6.  Good old memories a long, long time ago.

Stamp Album - Image courtesy of http://gpocollective.tumblr.com/

Stamp Album – Image courtesy of http://gpocollective.tumblr.com/

Stamp collecting and corresponding by snail mail with international pen pals were my hobbies as a child.  I had three precious collection of stamp albums but gave them away to someone much older whom I was infatuated with.  That was what they called ‘puppy love’ and we were not even dating.  That was a silly action of an innocent 16 year old girl.

Sarawak Story - Image courtesy of Luke Chong

Sarawak Story – Image courtesy of Luke Chong

Gone were the days when the above was our History book taught in school.  The story of Rajah Brooke.

Geography book - Image courtesy of Luke Chong

Geography book – Image courtesy of Luke Chong

That was our Geography book.

Charcoal Iron - Image courtesy of Francis Chen

Charcoal Iron – Image courtesy of Francis Chen

My grandmother used that iron powered by charcoal in the 1960s.

Do you remember or have any photos of old products
that are of sentimental value to you?

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