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Bible and cross

Holy Bible, what do you think?

Those of you who think the Bible is full of: hallelujahs, amems, thou shalt nots, lists of rules to follow and boring prayers check out these verses. (These verses are from the New King James version).

Genesis 19:32 “Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve the lineage of our father.”

Exodus 8:6 So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and covered the land of Egypt. 7 And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs on the land of Egypt.

Exodus 9:10 Then they took ashes from the furnace and stood before Pharaoh, and Moses scattered them toward heaven. And they caused boils that break out in sores on man and beast.11 And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils, for the boils were on the magicians and on all the Egyptians.

Numbers 13:33 “There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”

Numbers 22:29 And Balaam said to the donkey, “Because you have abused me. I wish there were a sword in my hand, for now I would kill you!” 30 So the donkey said to Balaam, “Am I not your donkey on which you have ridden, ever since I became yours, to this day? Was I ever disposed to do this to you?” And he said, “No.”

Joshua 10:13 So the sun stood still, And the moon stopped, Till the people had revenge upon their enemies. Is this not written in the Book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day.

Judges 1:6 Then Adoni-Bezek fled, and they pursued him and caught him and cut off his thumbs and big toes.

Judges 4:21 Then Jael, Heber’s wife, took a tent peg and took a hammer in her hand, and went softly to him and drove the peg into his temple, and it went down into the ground; for he was fast asleep and weary. So he died.

Job 41:19 Out of his mouth go burning lights; Sparks of fire shoot out. 20 Smoke goes out of his nostrils, As from a boiling pot and burning rushes. 21 His breath kindles coals, And a flame goes out of his mouth.

The following verses talk about our sin and becoming a Christian. I have tried to explain some of them.

Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

(What this means is that we have all done wrong. From the Queen and the Pope to the homeless people in the streets we are all the same.)

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,
9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.

Acts 10:43  To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believein Him will receive remission of sins.”

(Becoming a Christian is easy, you don’t have to pay any money, perform any strange rituals or be blessed by bearded priests wearing long robes and carrying huge bibles. You just have to realize that you have sinned and believe that the Lord Jesus died on the cross for you and rose to life again – the Easter story).

1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,

John 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:

1 John 5:11 And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.12 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.

It’s important to realize that becoming a Christian will not make anybody perfect and unable to do any wrong but it’s definitely the best and most amazing thing you will ever do.

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Whisky and Spudly like our silverbeet, if it rains they can hide under the leaves.

Whisky and Spudly have climbed our little orange tree to look at its first two oranges.

Whisky and Spudly are being silly in the lemon tree, Spudly is trying to hide.

Whisky and spudly are checking the carrot and red beet seeds that are starting to grow. They can’t see any spinach or onion growing yet and want to help get rid or the weeds and dead leaves from the grape vine. Thank you Whisky and Spudly

Osama Bin Laden

Ode to Osama

Osama's bin laid to rest
next to Davey Joneses chest.
A place where no mourners come,
not a funeral dirge nor drum.

Breathed his last in Palestine,
fate had set the hook and line.
Fish will strip your flesh from bone,
not a graveside tear or moan.

You were a talking point at best,
with Mephistopheles you rest.
From earths toil you've been freed,
death has had it's gruesome feed.

One too many devils raised,
enemies not gone but crazed.
Your life finally found its ebb,
like debris from a spider web.

At one time or another.

This is just a list of things I have done either as part of the jobs I have done or while on holiday somewhere.

Job stuff.

Telecommunications, alarm installation technician, RF technician, instrumentation, electrical service technician, receptionist, cleaner, system diagnostics, industrial maintenance, lawn mowing, grounds man, draftsman, plastering, store man, kitchen hand, factory worker (heavy industrial), biomedical technician, electrical safety lecturer.

Other stuff.

Theatrical, includes the following; stage acting, script writing, poetry, stage hand, puppetry, half and full mask, clowning, directing, mime, buffon, theater sports, stilts.

Roller skating, ice skating, snow and water skiing, running abseiling, rock climbing, flying trapeze, archery, windsurfing, snorkeling, knee-boarding, white and black water rafting, soccer, badminton, swimming, bungee jumping, parachuting, shooting, tramping, camping, canoeing, bicycle repair, sailing, snow tobogganing, life saving instructor, book writing and publishing, hapkido, power kiting, stand up paddle boarding, kite landboarding


I have traveled to the following countries and on the way seen and done some interesting stuff:


In March 2017. Michelle and I traveled from Melbourne up to Sydney by car then to the Gold Coast and back to Sydney, I will include the website here at some stage.

Traveled to Sydney where I saw: the Opera House, Taronga zoo, double-decker trains, the Sydney harbor bridge, cousins and beaches.

Melbourne where I saw more cousins, some funny art stuff and trams.

Canberra where I saw the houses of parliament and more cousins.


What did I do in Fiji, well just relaxed in the sun mainly. I have been to Fiji 3 times now and love it. I saw tropical fish, coral reefs. One time I saw a sea snake coming towards me so I kept really still and it brushed past my arm and kept going. If it had bitten me I would have had two hours to live, but our boat was two hours out from the closest main Island. Angela and I went to Fiji fro our honeymoon with our daughter who was one at the time. We went to a traditional Fijian village.

New Caledonia.

I stayed at Club Med where I did the following: flying trapeze, snorkeling, rock climbing, windsurfing, archery and lazing in the sun.


Vancouver, where I  saw/did:  cousins, the aquarium, Christmas lights, underground shopping, sky train, ice skating, huge supermarkets, shopping malls, squirrels, Capilino suspension bridge and skiing.

Edmonton, where I saw/did:  lots of cousins, ice skating, operated the penalty box at an ice hockey game, West Edmonton Mall and skiing.

Grand Prairie, stayed with cousins.

Hong Kong.

Went on the underground trains, went shopping, did a harbor cruise.


Saw:  lots of poor people and slums, camels, elephants, cows walking down main streets, people going toilet where ever they wanted,  a funeral pyre by the river, buzzards, the Taj Mahal. Traveled by train across India, went on an elephant ride to a temple. Ate lots of curry. Got sick twice. Had to buy water to drink!


Saw: lots of poor people and slums again. In general, the poor people of Kenya are a lot more friendly than India. Traveled in matatus, had to buy drinking water, went to the Masai Mara, went into the outback and stayed near a village where the ladies had to walk for an hour every day to get water for everyone, got our 4WD  stuck in a  small river and two days later the river had dried up, saw a cactus bigger than a house, lizards, lions, leopards, huge elephants, a rhinoceros  with its baby, giraffes, gazelles, lots of zebras, hippo’s, visited a tribe where the children had never seen a white person before, visited lots of people living in mud huts, went to a mud hut church, crossed the equator, haggled in marketplaces.


It is most likely that while in the Masai Mara we traveled into the Serengeti in Tanzania which is why this is included.


I stayed in central London and enjoyed looking at some of the tourist attractions like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the London Dungeon. I found the underground really easy to get around on. While there we traveled to the city of Bath and I went to visit my Uncle Mike and Auntie Jean who lived in Wythham Village near Oxford.

USA -Miami

We just stopped for a day and went shopping here.


The capital ( Quito ) is about 10,000 feet above sea level and you can feel quite dizzy when you land especially if you try and do any exercise as I found out. Went to the monument on the equator and played hacky-sack across the equator, haggled in market places, survived the Shell road, held a boa constrictor, worked on a building site, stayed with an Ecuadorian family, stayed a night with a tribe in the Amazon Jungle, saw leaf cutter ants and lots of other interesting bugs.

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This is my CV for potential employers to look at and for those who are simply curious.

Click on the company name to find out more.  (McKenzie and Holland doesn’t have a hyper-link)

Curriculum Vitae

Roger D Vincent

Roger Vincent


Personal Details

These will be supplied if you ask nicely.

Professional Qualifications

NZ Trade Certificate in Radio & Industrial Electronics

Electrical Service Technician

Career Objectives

To further my qualifications in a way that would benefit both myself and the company I work for. To make the most of any opportunities given in career advancement.

Key Areas ofExperience & Competencies

  • Test bench design and set up.
  • Procedure writing.
  • Diagnostics and repair of PBA’s.
  • Training and supervision of test operators.
  • Machine maintenance.
  • Test equipment repair.
  • System diagnostics and repair.

Employment History

Pertronic Industries NZ

26 January 2010 to present


Test Technician.


2013 – Social Club Secretary

2014 – Social Club Webmaster

Test and repair of printed circuit boards.

Biomedical Services NZ

May 2004 to June 2009


Biomedical Technician.


Electrical Safety lecturer for Wairarapa DHB monthly training days.

Test, repair, acceptance and calibration of biomedical equipment.

Test and repair of all oxygen concentrators in the Hutt Valley including home visits.

Testing of dental equipment and RCD’s at all primary schools in the Wellington region.

Technician in change of testing, onsite repair and acceptances at Hutt Valley DHB.

Test procedure writing.

Use of company car and managing test equipment for use at different client sites.

Liaising with and advising clients.

Health and Safety Committee.

Reason for leaving.


Exicom Technologies Ltd

4 Oct 1999 to March 2004


Test Technician.


Module testing, diagnostics and repair for Analogue Radio links.

Module testing, diagnostics and repair for Digital Radio links

including test bench design and setup.

SMC soldering and de-soldering.

System testing, diagnostics and repair for Digital Radio links.

Health and Safety Committee.


Redesigned chart of Digital Radio menu structure.

Wrote instructions for Digital Radio calibration program.

Assisted with Digital RF bench set up.

Reason for leaving.


Circuit Systems Ltd

May 1999 to Sept 1999


Alarm Service Technician.


Installation and repair of swipe card entry systems and door sensors.

Upgrade systems for Y2K compliance.

Report on-sight activities to monitoring companies.

Purchase and maintain stock for each job.

Use of company car.

Receptionist (early morning).

Reason for leaving.

I didn’t do the job I was employed to do so left after the trial period.

Alcatel NZ Ltd

July 1990 to March 1999


Electronic Technician, Electrical Service Technician.


Diagnosis and repair of Printed Board Assemblies.

Maintenance and repair of factory test and production equipment including 230V appliances.

Setting up of test benches.

Ongoing training and supervision of test operators.

Warranty diagnosis and repair of phones and MUX PCB’s ( both national and international ).

Provide weekly report of warranty activity to QS Manager

(one of the executives of Alcatel NZ Ltd) for presentation to the board of directors).

Testing of Customer Premises cabinets.

Repair and testing of Transmission Multiplex Equipment.

Building, wiring and testing of Roadside cabinets.

Design and manage CTU test area including warranty repair.

Assist with annual maintenance of automatic insertion machines and flow solder machines.

Health and Safety committee member.

First Aid Officer.


NZ Trade Certificate in Radio & Industrial Electronics.

Set up and maintenance of antistatic earthing methods.

Set up of Line Test Unit area, writing of related test documents.

Test design for Clear wall mount cabinet.

Setting up of and building equipment for Telephone production line.

Intranet Review’s.

Reason for leaving.


Alcatel NZ Ltd

January 1987 to July 1990


Apprentice Electronic Technician.


Telephone diagnostics.

Drafting assistant.


Involved in a prototype development and design. Some drafting done by myself.

McKenzie & Holland

School Holidays in 1985 & 1986


Factory Hand.


Building and baking transformers.

Electrical cabinet wiring.

Building packing crates for cabinets.

Loading and unloading trucks with forklift.


Tertiary Details:

July 1993 Electrical Service Technician (Registration Current)

October 1990 NZ Trade Certificate in Radio & Industrial Electronics

College Details:

1986 6th Form Certificate:




Technical Drawing

Computer Studies


1st in Technical Drawing

1985 School Certificate:



Technical Drawing




Merit in Accounting

Merit Certificate – 2nd in 4th form swimming finals

Merit Certificate – 2nd in 5th form swimming finals

Wellington Certificate in Science with Merit

Courses Attended

2003 Training for Health & Safety Representatives

2002 Accident investigation.

2002 Health and Safety Training

1999 Introduction to security.

1998 Practicing Electrical Workers Safety & Testing.

(Biannual requirement for Electrical Registration)

1996 Effective Communication Skills

1996 St Johns Workplace First Aid


Harriers, travelling, street theatre, skiing, writing.


1999 Flying Trapeze Certificates for: knee hang catch, hocks off catch &plunge catch.

1996 Parachute decent from 3000 feet, Wairarapa Parachute Centre

1989-92 Merit Awards at Green Tree Children’s Theatre

1989 Leadership Training Course, Kiwi Ranch

1985 Instructors Certificate, Royal Life Saving Society of NZ

1983 Captain, Tararua United Football Club Junior 14th Grade

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Jobs and other things I have done.

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Whisky and Spudly #1

This is Whisky and Spudly. They sit on our window sill in the kitchen.

Whisky & Spudly Mar 2011002


Today they can see fresh vegetables from our garden, Spudly helped to clean the carrots.

Our garden 27 Mar 2011004

Whisky and Spudly can also see the garden from their window, they like all our new vege’s in the garden.

Our garden 27 Mar 2011001

Our garden 27 Mar 2011002

Whisky and Spudly have spotted fresh fruit bread from our breadmaker. Yum yum!

Whisky & Spudly Mar 2011001


Whisky and Spudly are having fun with the funny shaped carrots from our garden.

Whisky and Spudly are lost in our parsley forest and have spotted a capsicum growing.

They are watching some fresh veges frying in some olive oil.

Whisky has spotted a bowl of fresh eggs. Yummy.

Ordering Information

Apostrophe to Zenith by Roger Vincnt

Important numbers.

ISBN – 1616670134 or EAN- 9781616670139

If you take the title, author and these numbers in to any bookshop they will be able to order the book for you.

On the web.

You can also click on any of these websites depending on where you are in the world:

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