Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Agriculture Fair SH 2012

Last Sunday, there was a huge Landwirtschaft Messe Agriculture Fair up north of Schleswig Holstein in Rensburg. At first, Papa and I planned to go for bicycle tour with the lying bicycle since the weather was quite fine, but instead we decided to go for this once a year fair to show this suaku Malaysian girl (according to Wikipedia sua ku 山龟 in Hokkien, one of the dialects means, someone who has not been exposed to the society and is not well-informed about many things) high-tech tractors and farming machines.

There were so many people at the fair. Many visitors there I think were involved in agriculture themselves but there were also many who went there just to see and have a nice day out with the family, which I think is a totally nice way to spend the weekend. :)

Honestly, with just the photos I took is enough to tell my story on the fair. Unfortunately, I don't think that I am able to upload all my photos on my blog, so I only selected few of them to put up. With these, I am guessing, should be enough to show how interesting the fair was. :D

Let's start with the photos! :)
Water-drinking bowls for the animals.
Whoever that invented these bowls is a genius! You see that black tubes there? Now, give its function a quick guess...

Well, the tube actually allow water to flow into the bowl. It is like water level detector; when the water level is too low, it allows the water to automatically flow into the bowl and fill it up again. Also, when the animal presses against the black tube while drinking, the water will flow into the bowl from the tube.

Check out this sexy red mini-monster!
This machine is used during milking.
This Orangy is a little bit bigger than Red-Hot-Chilli-Pepper in the second picture.
You know what, looking at these tractors remind me of the cartoon show I used to watch when I was younger. Who knows BOB THE BUILDER, the cartoon show?  

Bob the Builder, can we fix it, Bob the Builder, yes we can! ~


Credits to hot-cartoons.blogspot.com
Don't they look alike? Oh, it sure bring back my childhood memories. :D

Blackie.
How I wish I could have this Blackie here, but unfortunately it is more for an adults toy. Besides, I can't afford it anyway. I may not be able to afford to buy it but I won't mind just being able to ride in it.

So, if anyone owns one like this, could you please be kind enough to take me on a ride?  :D I will be totally glad!

Next up, the cute Electra Bumble-bee!

Electrica-BumbleBee
This little BumbleBee is no orginary Bumble-bee, it runs on ELECTRICITY! Personally, I think that it looks so much better and cooler than the Smart electric car.

From the number of different electric cars displayed at the fair,I must say that electric cars are much more popular here in Germany compared to Malaysia.

Electric cars may not be so good for speed and long distance but it is simply just perfect for town driving! Not only it looks so cute, it is also extremely eco friendly!

So, choose this type of cars as alternative, people! :D We work together to reduce air pollution!

Kids station
It was very smart of them to have these kind of stations for children so at least the children also can have some fun and not just walking around seeing tractors that is not at all attractive but enormous and monstrous looking to them. 

Which type are you?
There was also a Pumpkin stand selling pumpkins that come in all types, shapes and sizes. Amazingly, I discovered one that is called Spaghetti Pumpkin.

Getting on one myself. :D
The tractors are not only for display, people can also go on them and take a sit. I of course gave it a go too! It was really cool and cooler it would be if I were to actually drive one. :D 

My hostparents.


This is the other tractor for plantation on bigger land area. It is used to loosen the soil. Scary monsters aren't they?

Rattan Stand
As you can see, rattan weaving can also be found here in Germany!

The Alpacas.
Alpaca is a species of South American camelid. Honestly, this is my first time seeing in animal. In fact, I find them so cute in their small size and their fur. :D

Just for your knowledge, the Alpacas have the world most expensive fur. Therefore, they are very worthy.

Enjoying watching the Alpacas!
Promoting his super-duper multifunction machine - Oskar.
He sure manage to convince many people into buying this machine called Oskar despite of its high price. It may be quite expensive but from what I saw it can do, I guess it is worth the penny spent. Its small size and multifunction is so practical that is just perfect for your kitchen.



There was also a pony competition. People love their horses here. :D

I hope I can try out horse riding before I return to Malaysia. >< However, the weather is getting colder each day. Therefore, I don't know if I still have the chance to ride.

Enjoying some food.

Look, I am a truck driver!

Here's another photo of the kids corner! Already training the kids to become a tractor driver, eh? :D

And this farm-like corner with animals like hen, ducks, rabbits and birds in there.

Hey yo! Watcha lookin' at?
Ahhh~ coldddd.
Haha, both the ducks were actually sharing the water to drink until one of them suddenly just got bored and decided to have a dip in the water and hog the whole tub.

Display of eggs of different kind of birds. :D
 Coming up next, I am cute sure you will fall in love with rabbits immediately.


Cutiepie

Told you so! Cute right??? :DDD

I want to have a rabbit like this one! It looks so cute with its ears hanging down like that!

Horses transporter.
This is a horse transporter for those who have not seen them before. I believe you don't see so many of them in Malaysia but here in Germany, you will see them on the road here and then. 
Crepes stall!
It was a really day out with papa & mama. I was quite tired after all those walking around the fair but it sure was eye opening day for me.

Hope you enjoyed the photos! :D

In one days time, I shall be off on my Study tour in Osnabruck! I will be living with another host family for 2 weeks and I am totally excited about it!
My host dad has a garage with music instruments as he is a musician and my host sister does KUNGFU! How cool is that!??!

Don't worry, I will try to update you guys as often as I can! :D

Till then!

p/s: The names of the tractors are not their actual names, I just decided to came up with cute names for them. :P

Sunday, September 2, 2012

What a cool German Wedding!

A wedding day is a ceremony to celebrate the union of two person who have decided to spend their whole lives with each other. Relatives and friends of the couple are usually invited to witness this very special and meaningful event of the future couple.

 Today, I witnessed the wedding celebration of a happy & loving couple in a church in one of the neighbouring villages where they exchanged their wedding vows.


The wedding couple walking towards the church.
A simple yet meaningful celebration.
This is not my first time attending a Christian wedding but it is my first time ever attending one that is so relaxing and natural. In German, we say that the wedding celebration was so locker. It can be translated but it would mean that the celebration was so loose

I thought that the Pastor was a bit of the bubbly type and she made the guest and also wedding couple laugh when she took the little ring cushion to the wedding couple without the rings on it. People laughed but it was okay...

I mean, it's okay  because we are only human, we make mistakes.


What I am trying to say is that, this wedding didn't feel like at all a typical wedding where everything has to be so grand and perfect. Despite it being so simple and relaxing, it was still a meaningful celebration for the wedding couple to remember.

That made me think, I don't quite need a fanciful wedding to show that I am getting married. Like the Chinese weddings we have back home; a full day schedule from morning till late night. How hectic and tiring is that?

I would prefer a to have a nice, simple, fun and enjoyable wedding to remember. :)

How do you imagine your wedding to be like? :D

Friends with their huge bikes waiting for the wedding couple outside the church.
The friends from the Riders Club that the groom joined all came with their huge and canggih (sophisticated in Malay) motorcycles. They were very late but oh, they sure made their presence very known! Their engines were so loud that the whole world could hear them as they arrived at the church! You know the Vrommm Vrooommm VROOOOOOMMMMMMM engine sound? haha!

Obstacles set by friends for the couple.
Just like the typical Chinese weddings where the Ji Mui (Bridesmaids) organize 'nasty' games for the Groom and his Hengdai (Bestmen) as they come to pick up the Bride from her house, they also have games ready set for the groom.

One of the games that was played today was, the Groom had to show how tough he was. He had to saw that huge tree trunk, not for top down but from buttom up. It was quite difficult actually, and in end, the beautiful bride came to give her husband a helping hand.
                                                                                        
Yay! He made it!
Taddaaa~ He made it through the task! =D

Oh, FIY, that man there in picture is not the groom. The groom was standing aside already. I just wanted to show a picture of the sawed tree trunk. :)

The Rider friends in their cool jackets on their rowdy motorcycle.
A whole group of them waiting on the street before the church.
They practically blocked the whole street! XD

What a cool wedding ceremony, right? :D  It was nice to get to experience a German wedding ceremony. But of course, a wedding ceremony is such a personal thing.There are so many different types of wedding ceremony one can choose to have according to their liking. So, please don't misunderstand that this is a typical German wedding ceremony, ok? :)

Now, before I end my post,
HERZLICHEN GLÜCKWUNSCH! Congratulations to the wedding couple and wishing the both of them all the happiness in the world!


HAPPY MARRIED LIFE!