Sunday, April 1, 2012

"A" Post - A-Z ABC 2012

A-Z April Blogging Challenge 2012. A 26-word paragraph, each word beginning with a letter of the alphabet, in alphabetical order, beginning with the assigned letter for the day. A video composed of a sentence where each word begins with the assigned letter of the day. This is *Our home called Kuantan* stretching the alphabet in April . . .









A burly commander did everything for going home in January - kind letters mentioning numerous obstacles, privately quoting receiving some therapy under very worrying x-rays yielding zimmerframes.







48 comments:

  1. Oh wow, my first time this year commenting on an actual A-Z post :)

    I've been to Kuantan--- and loved its quaintness-- and enjoyed your posts last year. Look forward to your posts this year too.
    That 'A' pic is adorable!!

    ---Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

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  2. You got me with anchovies and avocados. Great theme and it's cool to have the video as well. You're off to a good start.

    It'll still be a few hours before my posts go up. It's a rainy Saturday night here in L.A.


    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out
    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

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  3. Hello! Thanks for stopping by to say hi on my blog. Nice post for "A"!

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  4. Fantastic idea with the paragraphs! I'm not that disciplined or creative, for sure. Your letter model is precious, and I look forward to seeing that adorable face as much as your posts. :-)

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Kayla @ Bibliophilia, Please

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  5. Hi Damyanti, I feel honoured that mine was the first 'A' post you came across this year! It helps living in Malaysia! Thanks for dropping by :)

    Lee, thanks for coming over so early in the challenge! Glad you enjoyed my first post - it gets better! We're enjoying a sunny midday in Kuantan.

    Hi Sherri, and thank you for returning the favour!

    Thanks Fidelia, I can always count on your loyal support for my blog :)

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  6. Lovely little photo at the start of this post my friend! I love it how Fidelia always supports you on this as well. Great start to the challenge and I shall enjoy reading your other 'letters' of the alphabet.

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  7. Brilliantly done. I shall be following your A-Z challenge very closely. Love the daily photo and video idea. Well done!

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  8. What a great way to start a challenge. And like Damyanti, this is also my first comment for A-Z post!

    This is exciting! :)

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  9. Duncan - that lit my face up! First, seeing one of your sweet daughters and then your video!

    Great start!

    Cheers, Jenny @ Pearson Report
    Co-Host of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.

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  10. I live in Singapore, and have lived in Malaysia, KL for a while, so yes, we're ahead of the times lol.

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  11. Adorable pic of the little girl :) I like your use of the whole alphabet in the paragraph!

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  12. Wow I just knew about this challenge today hahaa.

    btw, blog walking here. You have beautiful children ;)

    And I like your photos.

    Happy Sunday :)

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  13. Thank you for stopping by on my blog :) What an adorable first post picture! :)

    Greetings from the a to z trail from Sylvia @ Playful Creative

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  14. Brilliant start.

    Lovely picture.

    Great idea for paragraph and the vid was fun too.

    I should stop getting surprised as how reactions get invoked with a few words. Appetising and Anchovies do not go in the same sentance ;)

    I'm not surprised you got comments. I'm sure you'll get lots.

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  15. I can surely see you put a lot of thought into this challenge Duncan. Loved the video and using Lauren was a great idea as well. Can't wait to see what comes up next. Have a great week.

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  16. Anchovies and avocadoes!! That's hilarious.

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  17. Very clever, taking the challenge to another level !

    http://rjrdaydreamer.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/is-for-z-challenge.html

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  18. What a great theme - short but sweet. I bet some of them were quite the challenge to write. I love the photo idea. My kids get excited when they help with, or appear in, my posts too.

    If I survive to try this again next year, I'll highlight this year's posts on the side bar like you did. Thanks for the idea.

    Good luck in April.

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  19. A wonderful idea! Thanks for dropping by mine, too.

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  20. Agreed, Almost... anchovies are awful.


    That was still pretty cool! Great to meet you!

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  21. Hi, Duncan! Thanks for visiting my blog and your little girl is adorable! Your approach is certainly different. I enjoyed it!
    Ruby

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  22. Very clever, Duncan! You've obviously put a lot of thought and care into this, I love it! I'll look forward to coming back and seeing what else you come up with. Thanks for stopping by my blog and telling me a bit about yourself, it's great to meet you! :-)

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  23. Hi Duncan! Nice to meet you. I'm looking forward to your A-Z posts.

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  24. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! I headed here to return the favor and you're the first blog I'm visiting for the A to Z Challenge. Love your A post, very creative and entertaining! Thanks again and good luck this April! I'll be checking back frequently!

    Dusty
    droschefamily.blogspot.com

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  25. WOW.... that was clever. You really had the thinking cap on for that one. Looking forward to reading your posts.

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  26. Great theme! Love the picture of the little girl - is that your daughter?

    P.S. I loved your alliteration video - I've got an alliteration theme going on too. :)

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  27. Adorable photo! I have to disagree about the anchovies, though.

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  28. This paragraph brought a smile to my face. Terrific start!

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  29. Thanks for the visit to my blog. Figured I'd return the favor. :) your idea for the month look unique and interesting. I will be back. Best of luck on the challenge.

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  30. Hi Duncan! Oh, this is a fantastic start, I love it. And Lauren is such a cutie!!

    I am looking forward to following your blog and also learning more about Kuantan, this is a great site you have.

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  31. Your daughter is so adorable :) Great pic - I love her smile!! I also like your video effort, you're taking the A-Z to a whole new level!

    Keep it up!

    English Speaking Zone

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  32. Love your first post for the A-Z Challenge! Brilliant!

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  33. What a great concept! Looking forward to more!

    Thanks for visiting!

    Jo
    In Which We Start Anew

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  34. What a great creative start, Duncan!

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  35. Great blog. I'm glad you're participating in the challenge!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  36. Ah, I get it. You never came back to enter my contest last year with this style of paragraph, so you decided to make up for it with 26 of them, right? :)

    Nicely done, Duncan. Andan adorable picture, too. Looking forward to see what other tales you tell...

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  37. I had do do an assignment like this in my English class. It was fun, but I don't think I'd want to repeat the experience. I'm impressed with your effort though.

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  38. Duncan: I love the videos! I'm also a big fan of alliteration. Great idea for the challenge!

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  39. Magnificent and original dual challenge, and very hard just to reach true masters of the language. Greetings.

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  40. I'm amazed at all the lovely comments I've had here. Thanks to each and every one of you who have taken the time and effort to leave me a comment.

    Just to respond to a few of you who mentioned the anchovies from my video - I think anchovies are delicious! Perhaps we eat them differently here in Malaysia. Here they are dried and fried and taste salty and crispy - gorgeous!

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  41. Great post, and your little girl is darling.


    Catch My Words
    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/

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  42. you have a very colorful blog.
    just blog hopping here..

    Good luck with the challenge.

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  43. Your bringing out the child in me, Duncan! I know children must love you!

    Awsome!

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  44. Anchovies?! Ummm...not so appetizing to me. ;0)

    Very original way to take the A to Z Challenge!

    Thanks so much for your comments on
    The Write Soil
    1st Writes

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  45. Holy cow, I think this is the toughest theme I've seen so far. Those daily paragraphs with each of the different letters must be killer to come up with.

    Best of luck with this, Jocelyn

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  46. Excellent post, you have a way with letters. I'll bet you are an expert Scrabble player.
    Your daughter is absolutely precious.

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  47. Thanks Joyce and Cherie!

    Hi Betty, I guess they do, and I love them!

    Hi Dawn, the best way to consume anchovies is dried and fried!

    Jocelyn, it was tremendously challenging, but I love a challenge!

    Anthony, I see myself as quite an adept scrabble player!

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