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皓皓在3岁4个月的那一天进医院。

因为voice box infection,高烧几日不退,婆婆阿姨怕怕,dandelyn姐姐开车下来kk医院,婆婆抱着,davina姐姐ah keong gorgor作伴,载到kk来还是舍不得回家。

知道kk要等4个小时,再载我们到皓皓出生的gleneagles,并且等候,到一切检查完毕之后才离开。

当晚请了Dr Ngiam回来看皓皓,医生说,怕皓皓肺炎,所以留医观察。

mommy和daddy就这么和皓皓在医院睡了一个晚上。

隔天医生说是手足口。让皓皓隔离,所以我们就罢了一间房。

所幸皓皓治疗之后恢复得快。这是皓皓第一次照x光、吃antibiotics。还要吊水。第一次使用nebuliser。但一切还算顺利。

mommy用这次经验尝试突破,有努力。也想说,不要这么投入工作了,照顾家人、把孩子顾好比较直重要。
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花了$4000多块钱,但看到皓皓好起来,那些钱就罢了。

再住一晚,医生说退烧了就可以回家。

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回家后,洗澡剃头剪指甲

然后去婆婆家。大家看到他好开心。

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皓皓突然想起阿姨买了pocky饼干,硬要吃。给了一支,还要一包。妈妈生气打了皓皓的脚,他气我一天。不要妈妈。

这好像是皓皓第一次这么对mommy。

小瓜笑了,很甜蜜

也让我觉得这笑容得来不易

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隔天,dandelyn姐姐和davina姐姐带两个小瓜去gai gai

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家长日

老师们说,皓皓是个小大人。非常懂事成熟,非常独立。

负责华语的邱老师说,皓皓是个温柔的小孩,她非常喜欢和皓皓聊天,皓皓会说很多东西给她听。

比如:“公公出车祸了,那都是他的错,因为他闯红灯。公公很难过,我也很难过”等等。

她建议我们慢下皓皓的脚步,不然他会很孤独。因为在学校里,他比较少和其他同学玩,可能觉得他们太幼稚,而大人的世界,他又衔接不上。

老师说,皓皓做什么事都很整洁,彩色也不会跨出外,估计皓皓周围都是大人,也学会了大人的行为。

她说,大家还在念儿歌的时候,皓皓已经懂得“锄禾日当午……”

她建议我们和皓皓讲道理,而不是用处罚的方式,因为皓皓能充分表达自己,而且能够听话。她说,如果只是用处罚,孩子有一天不怕了,就完全不理会了。用处罚的方式,只会让孩子学会,做错事爸爸会生气,而不是学会真正错误在哪里

 

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我听了很安慰,我的皓皓真了不起。非常懂事。谢谢老师和皓皓聊天!

然后就去珀斯旅行了!

皓皓说要买apple给ah xiong舅舅,他上次去韩国也这么买苹果。他还记得。他还记得上次姐姐坐飞机的时候吐了。

阿姨交代他买花生酱tor dao Liam

他说成tor dao Liap

昨天吃到好吃的番薯,阿姨叫他买,他也记得了

我们搭早上740am的班机,小瓜很早就起来。而且自己拖行李,非常独立沉稳。然后登记入境。很棒

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上飞机自己系安带、看电视、涂涂画画、用飞机餐

看Tom n Jerry, Frozen,自己彩色,自己吃餐点,也没有弄脏衣服,好了不起

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皓皓说,很喜欢搭飞机:)

皓皓在车上,总爱缠着婆婆吃糖

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这次在车上,播放许多罗大佑的歌,结果皓皓爱上,包括鹿港小镇、童年、皇后大道东,都是他爱点爱唱会跟着舞动身体的歌曲

我们在珀斯的第一个airbnb有game room,可以在这里塞车

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这次皓皓有许多的崭新尝试

比如荡秋千!原本有些害怕,但一次之后上瘾了!

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到珀斯隔日,原本要去penguin island喂企鹅,没料到天气不好,所以游船不行。

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我们到附近的游乐场玩,之后到珀斯市中心新区,再到珀斯一个我很喜欢的游乐场,玩音乐

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跟爸爸讲“电话”

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隔天出发到Margaret River

第一站是Olio Bello橄榄园

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皓皓第一次触摸到有机柠檬

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很喜欢在Burnside Organic的活动,让孩子接触农场、动物、大地

让皓皓看他吃的鳄梨是怎么长在树上的,

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傍晚回来,到田园farm walk

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那天皓皓不舒服,腹痛拉肚子

傍晚时分,让孩子取木材进屋里烧,给家人取暖

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这天出海看海豚和鲸鱼

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全程都这样被爸爸抱着,吹海风,等鲸鱼

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喂养小动物、追海鸥是favourite activity

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这天去了Margaret River Farmers Market

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午后参观当地最知名的酒庄Leenuwin Estate

喜欢那里广阔的青草地,在这里第一次玩抓迷藏

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再去Cullen Winery

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给公公擦粉,是每晚的工作

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还有捶背

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并且学会感谢公公每晚下厨做晚餐

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皓皓很喜欢吃broccoli,所以我们每天逛超市要买

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饭后和公公吃橙

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还有尝试开车

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皓皓的大作!

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这天去Fremantle,结果皓皓发现了Honey Cake

爱不释手

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珀斯最后一个住家的主人养了山羊、鸡只,种树,我们才有了近距离接触的机会

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很喜欢皓皓和姐姐在busselton jetty的这张照片

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还有皓皓抱姐姐、姐姐抱皓皓的画面

你们两个就是彼此最好的礼物

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去swan valley那天,找到一片辽阔的绿地,在这里捉迷藏

再一次知道了空间能让人开怀这件事。

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皓皓记得上回在韩国给我拾枫叶。这次再拾枫叶给我:)

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Kings Park也有许多绿地

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皓皓说,喜欢这鸭子,好开心让他有机会看到Chicken Licken里的小动物

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然后再到Perth City Farm

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皓皓说要吃草莓,婆婆就即可找

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珀斯里的图书馆,然后在市中心逛,买皓皓爱吃的honey cake

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准备搭机。皓皓非常独立,上机后看看电视,睡前说要关电视,然后就睡下了,直到抵达新加坡才睡醒

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跟着《皇后大道东》的曲子摇摆!

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学校假期,带皓皓沁芝去stadium

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隔天再去,玩水

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宝贝,祝你健康平安,天天开心,像是一盏明灯一样,照亮自和他人

 

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亲爱的宝贝,谢谢你。

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7years4months

亲爱的沁芝,已经7岁4个月大了。mommy还在以月计算的时候,你已经变成小大人了。

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沁芝生病了,被皓皓传染。也患了手足口。

发高烧,mommy半夜起来给沁芝吃药,擦身子。diffuse tea tree oil和lemon,结果真的把高烧控制下来。

然后让小妮子选出国穿的衣服。

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沁芝没事了,好开心。

这天家长日,到学校看看沁芝学习的环境,老师Mdm Bivee说,沁芝很乖巧,喜欢帮助同学,喜欢责任,相当leader,和大家相处非常愉快。

但老师说,沁芝的注意力不够集中,所以有时看着老师,但脑子飘到别处去。会影响她的进度。

不过整体来说适应得非常好,字体整齐了,数学英语都有进步。

我们说,我们没有特别督促沁芝,只是希望沁芝在学习上开心,对学习有热忱。老师说,这点看得出来,她说,沁芝不容易放弃,不会的,也会坚持尝试,有这样的态度就对了。

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周末,姐姐们带沁芝皓皓出去gai gai。小妮子翘课不上心算

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让沁芝皓皓去pasir ris,问大家要什么礼物。

沁芝非常贴心,说要买jam和花生酱给阿姨、买拖鞋给阿嬷(因为阿嬷早前吐到拖鞋脏了)、买slingbag给豪哥哥(因为他出门都这么带着)、买梳子给davina姐姐、买围巾和绑头发的给dandelyn、买包包给舅妈(因为周末ah xiong舅舅去看医生,她会带着一本书)、买拖鞋给ah tin阿姨、买tiger啤酒给ah seng还有衣服给ah boon

小妮子好贴心!好敏感好仔细!

5月底,我们搭早上740am的班机,小瓜很早就起来。而且自己拖行李,非常独立沉稳。然后登记入境。很棒。

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沁芝兴奋到拉肚子。让我想起自己小时候一兴奋也有腹痛

上飞机看Tom n Jerry, Frozen。沁芝说,喜欢搭飞机,因为喜欢起飞的感觉,喜欢飞机餐,喜欢起飞:)

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在澳洲,我们每天都逛超市,

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公公做晚餐,慢慢的,小孩学会在晚餐时对公公说谢谢。

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晚餐后喜欢跟公公吃橙

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沁芝喜欢住airbnb,探索不同的房子,这一家居然有game room

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隔天计划去penguin island,可惜因为天气,游船不能开,不能去喂小企鹅

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于是到附近的游乐场荡秋千

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荡秋千和到游乐场,是沁芝最喜欢的活动之一,每每看到,都要玩

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另一个沁芝超爱的,就是喂海鸥、鸭子

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另一个最爱的活动,就是给公公擦粉。这是沁芝第一次和公公出国到现在都会做的事。

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然后去珀斯市中心新区及我最喜欢的游乐场,让孩子玩音乐

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隔天开车到margaret river

到橄榄园,让沁芝亲眼看看橄榄树、看看榨油的石头器

好喜欢澳洲冬天的阳光

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我们住的Burnside Organic 是全有机的农场,沁芝最喜欢这里的秋千,从大树挂下,用绳子系着从轮胎剪出来的秋千椅,就这么在空中荡着

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沁芝在这里喂养heritage chickens

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berkshire黑猪

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看到鳄梨树

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甚至是迷你酿酒设备

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傍晚,在田园散步,鹅会跟着我们!

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然后回到农舍,让孩子取柴,晚上可以在屋里烧

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这是屋外的黑牛,沁芝喂它吃红萝卜,住了几天,离开前还和黑牛道别

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沁芝学开车!

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沁芝学拍照,公公给了很多机会

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沁芝看到窗外田野的牛,会说,叶沁芝good morning

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其他时候,就这么喜欢赖在婆婆身上。

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6月3日,我们开车南下,要出海去看鲸鱼海豚

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饭后,和爸爸玩

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我们去了Margaret River Farmers Market

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然后去了当地最大最著名的Leeuwin Estate,这次去,我们就在空旷的大草地、在葡萄藤边奔跑跳跃玩catching

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沁芝应该会记得这里的画廊

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之后去Cullen Winery,本来想用午餐,但没有预定

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之后北上返回珀斯。途经Busselton Jetty

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回到珀斯,住在一个希腊移民的家

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他有一大块地,养羊、养鸡又种树,小孩和动物有了非常近距离的接触

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隔天去Fremantle

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这天到swan valley

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我们在swan valley的一端,找到非常辽阔的绿地,就在这里玩捉迷藏玩了半个多小时。好好玩。空间让人快乐,舒畅!

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这天去珀斯市中心的Kings Park

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很喜欢Perth City Farm,有个咖啡座,还有颇大的农田,种植了很多蔬菜水果

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然后旅行就结束:)期待下次出发!

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假期,带沁芝皓皓去stadium

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午后去BOUNCE

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隔天再回到Stadium的水池玩

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May  you  be well and happy  dearie!

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珀斯之五:丰收

9-15 is a v short time in australia , but i packed in so many wonderful moments. i learned so much, i met so so many wonderful people, beautiful creatures of being, so much light, i was often touched to tears.

maybe because i do not have the chance to travel much, and this is in fact the first time in 5 plus years that i m on my own.

maybe because i m alone, i m very in tune with the moment, and it was so easy to be inspired by the things i saw, the people i met.

like the first sunset i saw over Leighton Beach in Fremantle. i havent had the luxury of watching the sun go by in a while , and it was so good to me.

all the brilliance and the fading reminded me about resting and following the sun’s rhythm in my daily life, so that when the sun sets, you call it a day too.

and everything that has happened in the day, should be put away.

just rest.

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like the beautiful dramatic clouds in the sky, i learn from them as well.

i totally love the drama in the sky, where whites can go on and on and on for acres and acres in the bright blue sky

for they reminded me of worries of frustrations that can be let go,

clouds have no strict form, they change and move with the wind, so why not let our preoccupations in the mind be like the cloud,

they came from nowhere and nowhere is where they should go too.

and when they do, our mind, is a clear blue sky.

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i love the urban orchard in perth cultural centre.

for the greens that have been in place of what was once dull and drab. and it was lifeless. and its full of life and vitality now.

i love going through all the plants and seeing them for myself, like an olive tree!

i love the idea of plucking an asparagus from the soil and putting it in my mouth and hear it snap, you could taste the sweetness and whats so pristine in life,

i love more, the idea that this place is totally organic and that it is free for all to come and harvest. i cannot imagine how much happiness it gives to people, just coming here to be in touch with nature and to be harvesting a fruit or a potato.

i love it, that there were planting days and people could help plant and have participated in a space that was once null.

i love all the effort that goes in here.

people were skeptical of the project , fearing that this place would be abused, but no, what surprised authorities were that users respected this place a lot. there was love attached.

i love this all, and it tells me a lot about giving and having an open heart, that if you are not afraid of people taking advantage , in the end, you would still be the one laughing.

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i love it at the play space @ perth cultural centre. there was lots of metals and wood to sleep children at play out of plastics, and with creativity, the metals become instruments that encourage you to be a musician, to play and to have fun.

and you just do, magic happens and therapy happens and u are liberated in music.

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at Many6160, an old department store Myers was converted to a pop up store housing all sorts of creative people and their work.

then empty and souless, now full of energy and brimming with creativity

its all sososo inspiring, like this man who was a naturopath and decided to do surfboards and to teach people how to make surfboards , just hoping that he could inspire and encourage people to accomplish what they thought would have been impossible

it was so good because numbers didn’t matter, and he just wanted to act in a way which he could to make a difference to the world.

it was so good because there was love and compassion for other people.

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at rottnest island, i went up the lighthouse, it was spiralling and quite a challenge to go up and down, but it was good, because i m forced to concentrate and to go

one step at a time.

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i love the little plants that i saw along the way, some of them sprucing out of cracks / rocks/ some of them so so small, i could sense their might and strength in wanting to be in being.

i  just so so touched by these little plants.

there’s so much beauty in them.

they are small yet so big, they make me feel little.

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i love smelling the rosemary!

pass your fingers on the herbs and they smell so gooood

like a perfume, i become.

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and i love putting my nose to it

the scent is ……very pure and pristine, very true and gentle.

it was as if they were releasing the scent to remind me, to take time and smell the roses

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i love putting my hands to touch, whether it be plants, or the salt lakes at rottnest,

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i love how this flower buds and grows outwards and upwards, there’s just so much in life to celebrate.

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i love the floor work and the shadows cast by the jacaranda in the sun.

art is everywhere.

and i become part of it, this moment , it was so so so wonderful!

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and this peony at MONA that i saw, was bright pink on the outside, the petals were big yet tender and soft, they remind me to be gentle.

and inside is all yellow.

i love it when i m taking a picture and someone sees me and says:” they are pretty, aren’t they?”

they inspire me to look inwards

its the path that i should go to, and more so, on the journey ahead.

look inside and you will find.

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i love all the talk, all the friends that i made

this korean girl hyo, a photographer who lives in jeju and carries around a remote control button to take pictures

these people just come in my life, just as i have intruded into theirs.

these short moments and pockets of time, i think i gave my truest and they turned out v well

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me with seon

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and at the MONA dinner, i spoiled with peter horgen, ceo of OMD .

we had a nice chat and at one point, he said it was touching to hear what i say.

i love these moments . and so i sent him this tasmania devil that was in my room.

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and the korean girls were looking for me when we arrived in SG

it was a short time, but it was gd to meet

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i love the sun, the warmth and its colour. i was in the car and playing with my phone when i took this pix.

it exposes you to the colour in the sun.

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another one when we approached GASP, on Derwent River.

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and i thank myself, for walking with me, not only in these few days, but in all of those that i have .

thank you for being with me and walking through all of those, goods and bads,

i wouldn’t be here today otherwise.

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i was on the plane from melbourne to tasmania when i saw this.

the sun shining on the plane from above.

we are not able to see the sun, but it comes through after all.

it is always with us, shining on us.

i feel as if it was a blessing, a ball of light, of protection.

i loved the feeling of feeling myself in the image i see, me, in that distant luminous ball and i m looking at it,

it makes me feel v v tiny, and it impresses upon me this very truth of impermanence and change, for i could see it no more, when we go past the clouds

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being in all this beauty made me aware of how blessed i m, and i wish to spread the feeling of warmth,

that you ,  you , you and you, be well, keep very well, and you HAV E to come out , come and see this beautiful world for yourself .

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珀斯之三:all creatures great and small

I was extremely attracted to all these little creatures along the way

There was a lot of strength in them, however little they are. They would sway with the winds, yet remain firmly rooted. They are so fragile, yet they remained fully opened and exposed with the brightest of their colours.

They show up for themselves and for life, in all of their best.

They remain fearless and do not shortchange life nor themselves, simply by being.

I think i need to learn from them loads.

The amount of good energy, strength and wisdom that can be extracted from the tiny creatures, its just amazing.

Lavender/King’s Park, Perth

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Sand, Leighton Beach, Fremantle

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Gum Tree, Everywhere

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English Plane

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Jacaranda, Everywhere

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Malaleuca, Everywhere

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Mulberry, Perth Urban Orchard

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Salt Lakes at Rottnest Island

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However small,they would find space for themselves and show up n be known. it is inspiring, because it shows what man can do, to speak up, to be true and honest to the self, and ultimately win respect.

And in so, make life worth living, because you would have left and imprint and made a mark for yourself.

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Fremantle, Outside Little Creatures Brewery

Don’t know what these are, but havent seen something like that before. its amazing, the colours, the layers, the shapes and all the fine details. it shows you how amazing how wonderful how varied this world can be.

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Guildford, Swan Valley

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Rose, Outside The Honey Company, Swan Valley,

when i saw how the petals shed, it immediately shows me the importance of letting go. And how it constitutes an inevitable journey of life.

without shedding, there can’t be growth/regrowth

and you would have to let go with open arms for the shedding, no holding back

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Along the roads, Sandy Beach, Tasmania

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珀斯之二:Urban Orchard

他摇了摇那颗树,然后那些浅绿色的桑果,一一掉下来。然后又走到树的另一边,继续摇啊摇。

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有份参与设计这个市中心蔬果园的Morgan Gillman说:“我们欢迎任何人进来采摘和食用。这些蔬果都是有机的,完全不含化学物质,从树上摘下来马上就可以吃了。”

这座城市中心蔬果园,5年前还是一个毫不起眼的空间。它就在临近珀斯文化中心的一座三层楼高的停车场的屋顶,杂草丛生,无人问津。5年前,官方决定为这片空地注入生气,于是由MetropolitanRedevelopment Authority监管,并由Josh Byrne & Associates(JBA)作为这项工程的主要设计师。

JBA总经理Morgan Gillman说,从构思到执行到将这块空间改头换面,一切只用了8个月的时间。当初,JBA采用许多地能源及环保材料改造这个空间,与此同时,投入许多心思研究最适合种植在这里的果树、蔬菜和香菜品种。

这座蔬果园从有机以及生物动力学的态度出发,在这里种植的花朵也不是纯属巧合,而是特别选来吸引昆虫,抵御害虫,借此去掉使用任何农药的必要性。又如种植苜,借此给土壤增添氮。这里也执行轮作,让土壤有休息的机会。这里的种植箱由再循环的废料制成,这里是可持续发展的社区园艺的体现,也是大家可以共享的资源。

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目前,这里植有31种果树,包括芒果树、番石榴树、油桃树、柠檬树、青柠、无花果树、石榴树、橄榄树、澳大利亚坚果树等。另外种植20多各种蔬菜有芦笋、马铃薯、生菜、红萝卜、大黄、朝鲜蓟等。另外香草如麝香草、牛至、迷迭香,加上其他多年生植物60种,包括大蒜、莳萝、茴香、薰衣草、罗勒、南瓜、甜菜,一片空地现在种植的蔬果居然超过100种。

不管是坐在这里赏花、或盘算怎么采摘还挂在树上的油桃、或是闻一闻香草的芬芳,都一次次个人与空间的对话。是这样的对话,给空间添上含义,置身当中,觉得这一切的变化是那么的可贵。

Gillman走到一颗油桃树前,大力摇了摇树枝,然后掉下来了油桃,交给我:“吃吧!你也一定要吃吃这个,你看这里都空着呢,因为这一季的收成非常棒,许多人都来采摘!”

这芦笋他摘下来的时候,空气里有个咯嚓的声响。市场里餐桌上的芦笋看得多,但从土里这样收成,我还是第一次,这样感受芦笋的生命力,脆爽而甜美,重点是味道很干净。最美的是,这个蔬果园给了我这个珀斯的过客一个和大地衔接的机会,让我实实在在感受大地的给予。知道恩赐,究竟是为何?

Gillman再兴奋地把藏在土壤下面的马铃薯挖出来。看完马铃薯,迫不及待把我带到桑树旁边,轻轻摇,摇下一地的桑果。

“赶快吃。”

蔬果园每个季节都有栽种日和收成日,每一次总是吸引大家前来,由专人教导大家怎么栽种、如何收成,慢慢的,建立起民众对这个城市空间的归属感,与此同时把这座蔬果园的所有权交给人民。

Gillman说,经常看到老人在这里走动,另外就是学校成群的小孩:“最初要发展这个项目时,我们碰到了许多质疑,很多人都抱着负面的看法,认为这样的项目,民众不会保护,而且还会造成破坏。但是至今最令我们讶异的,是这块地方所获得的尊重。这个地方赢得了许多珀斯人的尊重,让很多人大跌眼镜。”

这里也变成了许多活动的场地,比如为期一个月的French Festival、各种市场等。

是蔬果带来的生机,让空间复活,带动了城市中心这一块地活动。想到放进嘴里的桑果,那甜蜜起来很干净的味道,无法不被把这个项目搞起来的那份心意和热忱感动。

Gillman说,整个个空间活络了起来,而最让他意想不到的,就是质疑这项计划的人所恐惧的并没有发生。

“质疑者都害怕这个空间会被欺负,但相反的,我们获得的是最高度的尊重和疼惜。这里不再是钢骨水泥和杂草的落寞景象,现在绿意盎然,无限生机,许多人来到这里和这个空间互动,并学习照顾它保护它。这一点,太美了。事实上,很多人都进来采摘,我们也无任欢迎,只要大家是适可而止。

至于到哪里才算是适可而止,也没有严格的规定,你的良心就是那把尺。

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珀斯之一:Many6160

受到澳大利亚旅游局邀请,有机会去珀斯,重新发现,获得许多新鲜的刺激和灵感。

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腐朽可以化作神奇。
Kate (34岁)说:“我还记得那一天,我们带着一大串的锁匙踏进来,根本不知道哪一只锁匙能开启这里的哪一道门。这里很多东西看似就要瓦解,它阴暗、有些诡异的气氛、墙壁上残留着一些Myer的海报、一切显得那么的不被爱、没有灵魂了,我们就像是这样,锁匙一支一支地用,门一道一道地开。”

这是一栋有50多年历史的建筑物,过去是著名的Myer购物商场,Myer约满后去年搬离该处,腾出来的空间,以后会发展成办公室和零售用途。

但SpaceMarket一群年轻的建筑师不愿在这个小镇的中心点看着凋零发生。空间在凋零会影响心情。

更何况,这里每一层有4000平方米的空间。

Kate说:“故事就是这样的,这群年轻的建筑师去找了地主,向他们租用这块空间,然后把空间转租给城市里搞创意的人。现在5层楼加起来2万平方米的空间,每时每刻都有创意在发生。这里现在就叫做Many6160,6160就是Fremantle的邮政编码。现在比Myer更强了,什么都有,一应具全。”

Many6160如其名,独立经营的品牌很多。过去,这些对某类设计钟情的创意人,只是在家中的小房间、小后院、小棚子独自埋头雕刻手中那的一块宝,现有了Many6160,这里即是他们的工作室,也是他们可以试探市场,经营小本生意的地方。

这里最小的一块地方是42平方米,每日租金是60澳币,这里租出去的最大空间是280平方米。
地面摆卖的Clean Slate肥皂,全都在地下室——过去是玩具部,以人手铸造。另一处开辟成澳大利亚艺术家Buratti及壁画家Anya Brock的画廊。这里的天台过去开了4个月的popup酒吧,另有儿童服装、手工首饰、手工复古时装、舞台服装设计、各种木工、雕工、三维印刷、等,她自己和丈夫Matt经营了一个手工帽子的生意,同时开办咖啡座。

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这里的咖啡座是Kate和伙伴Matt(37岁)开的,与别不同,Kate带我走到咖啡座后头看:“这里的咖啡座是Kate和伙伴Matt(37岁)开的,与别不同,Kate带我走到咖啡座后头看:“我们这家咖啡座最特别的地方,就是这里没有水槽!你看,洗东西的水都流到洗手盆下面的塑胶桶!所以我们都用纸杯。以前曾经试过做吐司,但结果火警启动了,消防车来了,以后我就不敢了!嘻嘻。”

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她原本来自珀斯,后来去了英国,住了13年,过去在英国制作手工帽子,在Topshop、Harvey Nichols、Anthropologie等地方零售,回来之后意外发现了这个地方。因为也经常咖啡座,也是最早开门、最后一个关门的人,顺理成章地也在管理这个空间。

二楼,有手工首饰工作坊在进行。那个画面其实很有震撼力。

另一处,Greg Wallace(42岁)在做冲浪板。过去他只是在家里的汽车棚子做,现在开创了Bodhi Tree SurfBoards(http://www.bodhitreesurf.com.au),一边为客户定制桐木板冲浪板,一边也教有兴趣自己做冲浪板的人,制造属于他们的一块宝贝。他说:“这个地方太神奇了,给了我们结实许多不同领域的创意人,要不是有这里,大家都是分散的。但聚集到这里以后,我们都全心全意投入于各自的艺术,力量很大。”

他当初选择手制冲浪板,还有一个原因。

“很多人可能会怀疑自己是不是能做好这件事,可能会觉得从木头到冲浪板,这是不可能的任务。但是我愿意在旁鼓动,让他们亲手完成,我相信,他们做好冲浪板的同时,也一定对自己更有信心,也能够相信自己可以做很多其他的事。”

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二楼的工作室,有许多杂物,原来都是一些创意人的“收藏”,比如废弃的脚踏车,在巧手下拆卸之后可以有新的生命,化作灯饰。一边走一边看,那些不再是废物,是素材,是养分。

这里就像是孵卵器,你不知道会从这里蹦出来的是怎样的创意、未来的成功艺术家或大件事。

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25岁的Hannah Farleigh(hannahfarleigh.com/
hannahfarleigh@gmail.com)拥有艺术与设计学士荣誉学位,她出身自纺织设计,但对引用丝网印刷(screen painting)为媒介很有一手,一年多前和朋友在Many6160开设了工作室Maden。

她说:“这真是独一无二的一个地方,觉得自己找到这个空间真的很幸运。在这里不会孤独,总是有可以说话的人,总是有可以撞击出来的火花,总是有协作的可能性。比如我就曾经和打造砧板的人合作,在砧板上面绘图。这样的形式让人觉得,你可以做得其实很多,比你想象的更多。对于我们这些刚开始出来的人来说,这里也给了我们做小生意的机会。”

她说,这个地方的可贵之处还有一个,那就是这是个短暂的空间。

“这里有一天会收摊,因为这个短暂性,我无法不感受到一种紧迫性,今天必须有点作为,我必须做出点什么来。”

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短暂会逼人更投入、更认真。

每个品牌背后都有一个故事,因为Many6160这个空间,他们的人生开启了。然后,转而开启走入这里探索的人的人生。

我是在说,比如,像我这样的过客。我只是轻轻路过,但也感受到这里的重量,这个完全自主、不靠任何机构扶持的空间,承载的品牌后面不知多少故事、多少创意人的用心,非常有机地凑在一起的力量。

想到它也只是个过客,居然也不舍得它了。

Kate说:“有些人来了这里之后说,这么好的地方,可以不拆吗?可以不要发展成办公室吗?但它的美,也正是因为它短暂,只是昙花一现。我们在这里大约1年半了,还不知道那一天几时来临,但那一天会来的。想到以后会有一天,人家经过这里的时候,记得这里曾经有一个Many6160,曾经在这里遇见很棒的创意,而我曾经参与,给人制造了这样的美丽回忆。”

但她也表示,日后不排除以同样的形式,占据另一栋空楼,再由空做到满的,做出另一个Many。

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