Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Be Careful - Cuidado - 小 心

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Once upon a time in December 2009, I came across this situation. There was a metal pipe protruding, in a doorway.

And I voiced out to the people present then. Someone, who was not responsible for that, immediately tied a pink rag. I wrote a note and slip it into the tied rag, meant for whoever had that pipe positioned, that it was a safety hazard.

Next day I saw a piece of paper with the word "Cuidado" stringed to the top of the ceiling. Right then, I didn't know what language that was. But I guess it would mean either "danger" or "careful" (which I learnt later being the meaning of Cuidado in Spanish).

From his signed name, I believe he is a Hispanic. Did he think I was a hispanic? What irritated me was that he wrote on my note "Open your eyes". That does not justify one's action of an obvious safety hazard.

Some days later, I wrote 小 心 (read as xiao3 xin1). I wonder how the person reacted when he saw that - amused or irritated? I was just being naughty!

The sign is still there todate but the rag is gone.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Tree and Presents 2009

Friday, 25 December 2009

Some people like real Christmas trees. These pine trees were sold for $21.99 each.

We preferred the "forever" tree which cost more. For $25, including the coloured lights, I think it was a reasonable price. And furthermore you can use it for years.

Gifts, in material kind, is not my love language. But for some people it is. This Christmas we are blessed with many: Boroque glass candle stand (with the words: live well, laugh often, love much), ceramic scented candle holder in the shape of a dog reindeer, wooden cross inscribed with the "Lord's Prayer", Axxents 3 piece micro fleece set, Sephora by OPI daily hand moisturer, George Foreman the lean mean reducing grilling machine, Snuggie (the blanket that has sleeves), Compact 'Press 'N Open' Booklight, DVD "GoodFellas", bracelet.

Mike loves the B17 bomber model.

And I think this little baby doll is beautiful!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Harvested Cotton

Saturday, 28 November 2009

For many weeks the sight of the cotton fields amazed me. It was only 2 weeks ago when I decided to take pictures of the cotton plants before the field is harvested, and wrote about it.

This afternoon as we travelling to visit the Cows of the Sky, I saw more cotton fields, but this time the miles and miles of cotton fields are cleared of their cotton.

Bundled and ready to be sent for processing to ??????? Someone said China.

A part of the cotton factory.