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Monday, October 17, 2005

My new blog



I think the reason I have called my new blog, "The World is a big place" is because I don't particularly feel like an Aussie, I am actually from all over the place. In an effort to introduce myself, I thought I would talk about some of the places I am from! Also, I'm a geography/Japanese high school teacher. As such, I am really enjoying at the moment having a go at a new program put out by a big net presence that starts with G. I can look at all the places where I used to live. For example, Mymensingh in Bangladesh, is the first picture here. I lived here for three years, from about 1980 until 1982. Here is a recent photo from Mymensingh - thanks O.

The second picture is of Nakamura in Kochi Prefecture, Japan. I lived here between 1998 and 2000. I realised, looking at the pictures, that both are next to important rivers. The Brahmaputra in Bangladesh and the Shimanto in Kochi. Both flooded while I lived there, when swollen, they are awesome and frightening. Has anyone else used Google Earth to have a look at a different perspective of their living place?

3 comments:

Bronwen said...

hey Gwyn, this looks cool. was it tricky to set up? I look forward to reading future bits of input. and I'll be looking closely to see how the school bit goes!
the rivers do look very significant when you see the images from the air like that.
umm, I don't think you're a pisces?!? at least, I'm cancer and my birthday is in the same week as yours...

Gwyn said...

Hey Bronwen, thanks for the comment! Yeah, have you tried G-Earth? Its pretty amazing for Geography...
This is actually pretty easy to set up - I'll show you sometime if you want, but you could probably work it out yourself, the only thing is, when you get into something like this, it takes you away from other things if you have other things to do and most teachers do! I'm not sure how the school bit is going to go yet, but I plan to show them on Wednesday this week. Hopefully they will run with it!
and no I'm not a pisces, they worked that out from me inputting my birthday I think - and of course being an American program, they don't realise that us Aussies like to put our month and day in opposite order. Does that explain the program's mistake?!

Kim said...

this looks great! what a cool idea...i had a look at the noble park stuff and yeah, i reckon it's a really great way to stay in touch with people. Nice one...i think i'll have to set one up for next year!