Macau: Highest Bungee Jump is over 70 Floors High

The world’s highest bungee jump.

Ever wondered who made the first bungy jump?

 

 

 

It happened in 1979 in a British city called Bristol.  Three university students jumped 250ft (76 m) off a nearby bridge.  They had learned that people from the Pacific Island of Vanuatu had used vines todo jumps from high places.
David kirke, Geoff Tabin and Simon keeling continued to jump from American bridges.

Girl bungee jumping from Macau Tower

The word “bungee” or bungy seems to mean “anything thick and squat” and it comes from a northern English part of Great Britain.

The Bungy Business

In 1986, seven years after the English jumpers, a man called A.J Hackett was the first New Zealander to jump off Auckland’s Greenhithe Bridge.  This man now owns the highest bungee jump in the world that is located in MACAU.

World’s Highest Bungee Jump

Leap from 764 feet (233 m) off the top of Macau Tower, that is 70 storeys high, so imagine getting in an elevator and pushing the 70th floor.

 

Macau Tower

A Blanket of Snow: Alice in Wonderland Quote

I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields,

that it kisses them so gently?

And then it covers them up snug,

you know, with a white quilt;

and perhaps it says,

“Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Dogs in Wheelchairs Racing on the Beach -Peru

 

Let me take you to Lima, which is the capital of Peru.

I want you to meet PELUSA on the right and his friend Huellas who is nearest to the waves on the beach at Pescadores.  These dogs are loved by an incredible woman who has found wheelchairs that enable dogs to run.  Many of these dogs have been hit by cars and would otherwise die.  They cannot walk by themselves.  The wheelchairs and the feeding by Sara Moran enables them to have a happy life.  Below is a website where money can be given to this wonderful woman, called Sara Moran.

Here are more of the dogs that volunteers take to the beach.

Below is the wonderful Sara Moran who sometimes has to change diapers (nappies) because the dog cannot do his ‘business’ by him or herself, but this dog is able to get around in a wheelchair.

LOOKING AFTER 70 DOGS.

Sarah has 70 dogs in her home.  Kind businesses donate food as do volunteers.  You can see that people have given her cots/cribs as beds for the dogs to lie in at night.

Isn’t it great that people are kind to dogs.   Maybe some of these dogs have been abused – hit, kicked etc by humans.   We must protect our animals.

Kitty in a Basket: Cute Poem and Song

If there’s someone in the city doesn’t want a little kitty
Tell them put the little kitty in a basket
Leave the little basket outside my door
And I’ll love the little kitty for evermoreWrap the kitty warm, you never know about a storm
And I don’t want a little kitty with the sneezes
I’ll hug her and I’ll squeeze her, never never tease her
Want a little kitty in a basket

No matter ’bout the colour of her nosey
Don’t care if she’s a fella or a girl
Don’t have to be as pretty as a posey
And I promise not to laugh if she only has a half-a-tail

If there’s someone in the city doesn’t want a little kitty
Tell them put the little kitty in a basket
Leave the little basket outside my door
And I’ll love the little kitty for evermore

Savin’ up a dollar and I’m gonna buy a collar
If she’s lookin’ for a home, please won’t ya ask it
Don’t want a little tiskit, or a little tasket
Just a little kitty in a basket

I’ll warm her milk and dress her in pyjamas
I’ll make a bed for her in Daddy’s shoe
And if she starts in cryin’ for her mama
She can bring along her mama and her sisters and her brothers too

Don’t have to be as pretty as a posey
And I promise not to laugh if she only has a half-a-tail

If there’s someone in the city doesn’t want a little kitty
Tell them put the little kitty in a basket
Leave the little basket outside my door
And I’ll love the little kitty for evermore

Wrap the kitty warm, you never know about a storm
And I don’t want a little kitty with the sneezes
I’ll hug her and I’ll squeeze her, never never tease her
Want a little kitty in a basket

I’ll hug her and I’ll squeeze her, never never leave her
Want a little kitty in a basket

(Miaow)

 

 

Mother Nature: Explaining Her To Kids

When you see a flower, do you think of it as being alive?

When you see a stream or a river, is it alive?

The answer is “Yes” to these questions.

Flowers, Trees and Bushes:      Not only are they alive, but they are like a supermarket that gives food to hungry birds, bees and other insects.

Water is Alive:    It is part of Mother Nature’s gift to us all.   We must not let garbage/rubbish/litter make its way into the water system.  Birds, animals, reptiles and humans need water to live.

Who is Mother Nature?

She is not a human, but like the wind that we cannot see, she is real.  She cares for all that lives.

In 2018, make a promise to look after nature and all things that live.   Mother Nature will ‘thank you.’

NEVER throw stones at cats or birds or seagulls – if they are hit, they are in pain and cannot go to a doctor for pain killers or help.

Kids and New Year’s Customs

How are you going to spend NEW YEAR’s DAY?

Denmark:

In Denmark, residents keep a pile of dishes, all broken, in front of the door.  This is to show friendship to everyone.

China:

If you are a Chinese girl or boy, you may have helped in painting your door red for New Year’s day or putting red paper on it.  Red is the colour of luck, so people give gifts to one another wrapped in red paper.They hide all the knives for the day so that no one cuts oneself,

Brazil:

Brazilians believe that lentils signify wealth and prosperity. So they serve food items made up of the legume like soup or rice on the New Year.

Spain

At midnight, Spanish people eat 12 grapes – one for each month of the year and hope that each month is a happy one for everyone.

HAPPY NEW YEAR -EVERYONE.

Kids: Making 2018 A Great Year

Hello and Happy New Year.

Have you noticed that many grown ups make promises that they hope to keep each time a New Year begins?

Why do they make these promises?  It is because every New Year, we have a chance to make it a better year than the last one.  We get chances to improve and do things better.   Many adults try to stop smoking or promise to exercise more – they also try to smile more and be kind.

Kids Can Do the Same?     Have you made promises for the New YEAR?

SEE if any of the following are on your list.  They are good promises because they help you and other people.

We can’t stop wars, but we can stop fighting in class or on the school play yard.

We can’t stop world hunger, but we can pop a can of extra food in mom’s cart and give it to the box that helps the poor – often called the Food Bank.

HERE IS THE LIST.

  1. I will never bully anyone and if I see it happen, I will report it to a teacher.
  2. I will try not to loose my temper so much.
  3. I will apologise when I do something wrong.
  4. I will stop calling people names, because this hurts a person.  It may take a minute to call a name, but that person may hurt for hours or days.
  5. I will try to get more exercise.
  6. I will cut down on junk food.
  7. I will say ‘please ‘ and ‘thank you’ and hold doors open for people.
  8. I will be a friend to myself – by doing my homework and reading, because reading is in every subject and I want to do better in school.
  9. I will help around the house: wash dishes, keep my room tidy and thank  whoever cooked my meals.

10.    I will never, never, never hurt an animal or bird because they suffer in pain. Throwing stones at birds and animals gives them great pain and unlike humans, they cannot get pain killers.