Saturday, October 30, 2010

Bledisloe Cup

Tonight the New Zealand All Blacks and the Wallabies from Australia competed  in Hong Kong Stadium in this year’s Bledisloe Cup. It is only the second time this rugby trophy has been up for grabs in Hong Kong. A kind friend gave Craig two free tickets, and to say he was excited was an understatement. 

Craig attended the match with a teacher from ICS, Lester. No prizes for guessing who is going for which team!

According to Craig, Australia started the game well and were leading 12-0, and then the walls came tumbling down. Halfway through the second half with New Zealand well in front, Lester had to leave to catch a flight. Australia somehow fought back, and it was getting tense. The final siren sounded, and the Wallabies were still down by five points. They managed to score a try to level the scores with a kick to come. This is what happened next.

And this is the final score.

Thank you Terri and Nick for allowing Craig to have this proud Aussie moment in Hong Kong. 

And commiserations to all you Kiwi fans. (Yes, this includes you, Karl!)

Walkathon/Fall Festival

You may remember from a previous post about the Typhoon-That-Never-Was last week resulting in the postponement of our major school fund-raising today.

The morning started with a time of praise and worship in the school gym.

One of my students was absolutely delighted to find "Mrs Harvey" amongst the crowd of people!

Then all the students participated in a Walkathon around the school. For the last month or so Jemilla and Keegan have been asking friends at church to sponsor them for this event.

After the Walkathon, we could choose any number of booths and activities in which to participate and food and goods to purchase. Craig worked in two booths and I helped in the family room. I'm sure from looking at the photos below you can imagine what a fun day was had by all.

Friday, October 29, 2010

He Qi

I'd like to take a full post to show you the artwork of arguably China's most sought after contemporary Christian artist. His name is He Qi (pronounced Ho Chee). I love his brilliant use of colours and his clever portrayal of recognisable Bible stories within a Chinese context. My favourite prints are "The Magi" and "Peace be Still".

Amanda, if any of these appeal to you or you would like to show your art students, please let me know as I can easily purchase them here as posters or tapestries. Maybe a Christmas present...?

Sarah, if you like the artwork we'll have to add the Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre to our list of places to explore.


The Risen Lord

Losing Paradise

David and Saul

Finding of Moses

The Magi

Flight into Egypt

Calling Disciples

Peace be Still

Martha and Mary

Praying at Gethsemene

Adoration of the Magi

Good Samaritan

Prodigal Son

Moses Striking the Rock

Jonah and the Whale

Noah's Ark

Spies Return from Canaan

Joseph's Coat


Triumphant Entry

Empty Tomb