Get me to the church on time…

In Puhoi, one of New Zealand’s two ethnic historic villages,ย we dropped by this very nice church…

Puhoi 1

the Church of Sts. Peter & Paul, a Catholic church built by the early settlers in 1880…

Puhoi 2

It brings to mind the church that the Ingalls family went to in the popular TV series at one time, the “Little House on the Prairie”…

Puhoi 3

As a matter of fact, this church itself was featured in the Disney production movie: “Bridge of Terabithia“. If anyone is interested, you can click the link to watch – the church may be seen at 00:54:58.

My missus bought this souvenir made from the wood used to build the original church…

Puhoi 4

…so you can say that we literally brought home with us…

Puhoi 5

…a piece of New Zealand history…

Puhoi 6

This is the town library in Puhoi

Puhoi 7

– such a cute little place. I wonder if it qualifies to go into the Guiness Book of World Records or not.

We also dropped by this very interesting place – the Puhoi Pub & Hotel

Puhoi 8

No, we did not go there to drink or to spend the night, only to look around at what they have in there.

Hey, I saw a rather worn-out Malaysian ringgit there…

Puhoi 9

I wonder who had left it there.

There are many bull horns…

Puhoi 10

…and moose or deer antlers on the walls and according to Simon, they used to throw the women’s bras up and leave them dangling from them but unfortunately, there was only one to be seen now…

Puhoi 11

Hey! What have we got here? Look, Yoong! Look! They have a special corner specially for me…

Puhoi 12


Ok, that should be enough excitement for now. We will continue with more from Puhoi in the next post. Make sure you come back, eh?

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

35 thoughts on “Get me to the church on time…”

  1. You are so hardworking in blogging recently!

    Hmm is there any meaning by hanging the bras at the antlers? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    No idea. Maybe the symbol of a conquest for the men – like the antlers of the deer they hunted down? No choice…even with two posts a day, this would probably go on till past mid-January. So many things to blog about and share.

    1. How rude!!! Hubby says anything more than a handful is a waste… Lol!!!

      Hahahahaha!!!! Many well-endowed women there, fat-bottomed ones too…

      1. Queen says, ‘ fat bottom girls make the rocking world go round’ ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Hah!!! What did he know? He was gay… LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. Woi, Yoong! Want to die ah ask Arthur that bra my size or not? Wait tonight he kena sleep in the toilet!!!

        Muahahahaha!!!! At least I’m decent enough to say I don’t know. Wink! Wink! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      2. Heh heh! I thought with all the washing out there on the line in the garden…well ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Ooi! You think I’m fetish or what…peeping at people’s undergarments on the washing line. She got dryer lah – winter, spring, summer or fall..rain or shine, no problem one. No need to hang out laundry one.

      1. Yoong, you think this is kampung New Zealand kah? .. Hahaha. With Arthur around with his camera, no way I am going to hang out bajus in the garden. Wait he snap my seluar kecik full of holes and post it here.. habis!!! … lol!! Difficult to hang out bajus in the open air as out of 365 days,300 days sure will rain one la. Even if the sun is out, the baju will still feel like damp because of the cool air which I really really hate!

        Hmmmm…not as dangerous as people with dslr – taking close up shots, sampai bulu hidung pun nampak. Tsk! Tsk!

      2. ‘Holey’ seluar kecik, makcik?? Made in Sri Lanka one? ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Adoi…got anything from Sri Lanka other than Ceylon tea?

  2. If the only bra is my size, I would take away with me too.

    Old Fart’s Corner, lol!

    Hmmm…no wonder they’re all gone now – only one left! LOL!!!

  3. hey not bad wor ..after so long already they still have the wood from the church to sell.

    They’re not actually selling…just that they’re hoping for contributions for the upkeep and maintenance of the church – up to you to give or not to give. Of course, we gave lah…

  4. well you didn’t contribute a new RM1 Malaysia note over there?
    Then sign it as “Old farts” was here… lol

    No, I didn’t bring my Malaysian currency with me…otherwise, I certainly would do that!

  5. That’s a lot of interesting places. Hey, I noticed our Malaysian note. Not bad. Hahaha!!!..the bra hanging up there. Black bra, ermmm…black magic kah?

    Sexy, ya? LOL!!!

  6. Puhoi is the place where we still enjoy going as one would feel that we are stepping back in history. It is so peaceful and you can actually feel the tranquility. Such a sad past the residents of that place have had as so many family members are remembered in the church as having sacrificed themselves in the various wars. Too bad we didn’t have enough time to visit The Lavender Farm just down the road. Its beauty would literally take your breathe away.

    Hmmm…must KIV that for my next trip to Auckland. I really enjoyed going to all these small places here, there and everywhere. Such an experience, so different from places anywhere else. Wouldn’t have had the chance if not for you all, thank you so much. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. nice to look at churches with a lot of history. while walking inside them, i can sometimes imagine the generations of worshipers who’ve sat prayerfully there ๐Ÿ˜€

    Yes, loved the church – small and simple but very serene…very solemn unlike the modern churches we have around here, no feel at all.

  8. The church is really beautiful. Pity you did not take a shot of its inside.

    I did. I took one…but can’t find it now. Must have deleted it by mistake. I do that sometimes. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Small and simple inside though – not as grand as the one I went to in Wellington.

  9. …bra-throwing will catch my attention…any time, heh heh! “Old Fart’s Corner” – just for one old fart? Umm, they must have been trying their best to welcome that one overseas visitor *wink wink* hahahaa! But, really, I thought you were pointing out the corner for the ‘Delicious, Refreshing’ you ๐Ÿ˜‰

    You probably would throw yours up there too? And your panty as well, for good measure? Muahahahahaha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Panty she’s wearing or fresh ones frm home.. Lol!!

      I wouldn’t want to know. Eyewwwww!!!!! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. Hah?? Panty – you keep spares in your handbag meh?! LOLs!

        You do? Thought you wear Pampers? Muahahahahaha!!!!

      2. Of course, you will never know when you may run into someone like Tom Jones for example.. Hehehe… Or who knows, ter accident or what… Eyewwwwww… Lol!!!

        Tom Jones? Eeeee…old grandpa! LOL!!!

  10. And you didn’t replace that ringgit and leave your mark?!

    Lovely pictures of very nice places! Thanks for sharing.

    Didn’t bring any Malaysian money along with me… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  11. Reminds me of St Peter and paul in Mukah!!!

    That’s the name of the church there? I only know the church by the river – St Bernard’s in Dalat.

  12. Oi who’s getting married? You? Can’t forget this song in Fair Lady “I’m getting married in the morning! Ding dong! The bells are gonna chime…” haha

    You sang the song when you got married recently?

  13. Why the one ringgit stuck there not RM1000 haha. Heard the news just now fake RM100 notes surfaced in Sibu oops no Miri. So be careful when handling RM100 from now. Bananaz still keeping those old Japanese bananas notes.

    No worries…me so poor – the biggest I have only five’s & ten’s… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. so envy that u get to go travel around! anyway puhoi is a weird name to me! =p wonder how it actually pronounce as?

    Now that you’re working, you can easily save up and go too… Young people no problem, use cheap airlines…rough it out a bit…and stop on transit here and there – longer flying hours, not a problem. Come back and see the next post – you will see what “puhoi” means…

  15. those deer head was kinda creepy perhaps thats the reason why it was one of the classic elements used in horror movies haha

    Oh? They used to be prized trophies in homes here in the 50’s or 60’s. People used to hang hats and stuff on them….

  16. so did u sit at the old fart’s corner? LOL! black bra! bad of you all make fun of Shereen, but i enjoy reading it. hahahhahaha

    LOL!!! That was fun! ๐Ÿ˜€

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