Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mr. 18, a high school graduate

As hard as it is to believe, our Mr 18 has graduated from high school. On the day of graduation the school also held the Year 12 Valedictory Dinner. But he is yet to sit his final exams. These start next Tuesday 18th October. I'd like to share with you some pictures from the day, as well as from the evening events.

Pride is the only word that comes to mind when I remember that emotion-packed day.

M 16 leading in his year to the tune of Party Rock Anthem

Rocking on with class mate

An image from Year 7 at 13 years of age

At Year 12 and 18 years old

Cousin Miss 3, a quiet attendee

Each Year 12 student was presented, one after the other, with a flower from a child in kindergarten

Younger brother Mr 9 in the audience

Mr 18 and the boy who presented Mr 18 with his gerbera

Father and son embrace

Mr 18 with his (maternal) grandparents

My family

With proud & loving aunt

Mr 18, Miss 14 and Mr 9

Boys will be boys :)

On our way to the evening celebrations...guess who drove?

A dapper Mr 18


Mr 18 with darling cousins x

Hubby, me and The Graduate...


My beautiful sister with her gorgeous children xo

My boy

The Mo Pose

Anyone need special security? He's your man!

Check out Mr 18 in top left hand corner!

So pretty

So pretty...again!

As our son was receiving his certificate and awards

Going up to the stage...

I present to you our Valedictorian xo

Now kick your shoes off and let the party begin!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

My new old gadget, LOL

A few months ago I spotted a dusty and very old typewriter sitting just behind a dripping gutter at a garage sale.  After making a few enquiries to the owner, I found out that it was bought it in the 1970s. Twenty-five dollars later (and feeling like it weighed 25 kilos!) I carried my purchase home. Let me introduce you...

We later worked out that this Underwood typewriter is from 1904, before the birth of any of my grandparents. Miss 14 was so taken that she took picture after picture of this beautiful piece of technology that was the earliest precursor to whatever device you are using to read this post. We then realised that there was still an ink-roll inside the typewriter and so we inserted a piece of paper. The creak creak as we turned the round handle was almost eerie. The oily scent of the ink and tiny clouds of dust that puffed up as each letter hit the ink-roll were surreal and completely out of this world. The sound of these letters pounding the paper...inexplicably satisfying!

Now what would a 14-year old in the year 2011 type, using a 107-year old gadget? 

'OMG, Mum this is sooo cool, LOL! '

Ah, the irony of technology!

Sadly I post this on the day that Steve Jobs, an innovator, leader and undeniable force in the information and technology industry, passed away.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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