Saturday, September 30, 2017

VISITING THE STUDENTS AT SMK SRI KUKUP


I was invited to conduct a PT3 English Workshop at SMK Sri Kukup, Pontian - the furthest school visited this year. According to Google Maps, the school is about 74 kilometres away from home. I was there before, back in 2010 and 2011 when form three students had to sit for PMR examination.












With 10 more days remaining, I hope that the students who attended the session would benefit from the sharing session. All the very best of luck, may you all get good results in the upcoming examination.

Friday, September 29, 2017

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY IN MANILA [PART 1]

thought this was the entrance
but it was the rear end of the building
29th AUGUST 2017 ~ I was not sure whether we were still in Intramuros or not, by the time we say the majestic building of the National Museum of Anthropology.




I was really impressed at the first sight of the museum. It was huge, like the museums I had seen in Washington D.C., or London, or Taipeh.




The first section of the museum exhibited the ivory which made the Philippines an important center for this activity.






Then, we saw the items that were found from the sunken ship "San Diego" which proved that the Philippines was once the centre of ceramics trade from China.
















The museum was real huge. If you are a museum buff, then you will need to spend a longer time here.

TO BE CONTINUED IN PART 2 ...

Thursday, September 28, 2017

SPOT THE ERROR 105

Found at a laundry shop:



Oh my!


Thanks Puan Suhana Abdul Jamal for the photo, all the way from Sungai Petani.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

ART EXHIBITION AT NCCA GALLERY IN MANILA


29th AUGUST 2017 ~ Another place we discovered by accident in Intramuros was the NCCA (National Commission for Culture and the Arts). There was an art exhibition going on and since there was no entrance fees, we happily marched into the building.


















The ongoing exhibition was "a collection of sculptures, paintings and poems by artists from Lopez, Quezon". It was a small scale exhibition which consisted mainly of drawings. I always wanted to draw but if I drew a goat, it would turn up to be a monkey - no matter how hard I tried. Not everyone is talented.










In another section, there were old, black and white photographs of Manila city in the past.












We were the only tourists/visitors at that time. The staff at NCCA should be happy we were there.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

CASA MANILA MUSEUM - THE HOUSE DURING THE COLONIAL PERIOD [PART 2]


really heavy irons to iron clothes and other fabric
the heavier the iron, the bigger the fabric
29th AUGUST 2017 ~ We just walked around the place observing and making our own conclusion of how life was if we were rich. When we arrived at the kitchen section, suddenly appeared someone who was very friendly and provided us with important information of the exhibits displayed here. He was definitely the only staff here who smiled and made us feel welcomed, may God bless his kind soul.









coconut grater




luxurious toilets


bathtubs































bamboo bicycle



We were the only visitors at that time so we had to place all to ourselves. We were glad we stopped by and we actually spent quite some time here exploring every nook and corner.

I should have taken architecture when I was in college. But then, I did not do well in Maths when I was in school last time. :)