- Producer14/10/2017Why I Live Where I Live.Lately, when I travel I am often asked the question as to where I live and, when I give my answer the reply is almost always “why?” Now, I do tend to find this question to be a little strange as for many years I lived in the UK, Australia,...
Comments18/10/2017 #28 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsI wish I had the means to join you in paradise my friend. Chaos I can accept, it is all the traits you describe about the West that have made me a stranger in my own country. I spent a week staring at the ocean (I actually only worked 2 full days) trying to find that peace the ocean always brings me, but cars on the beach, still too many tourists, my peace eluded me. I don't need to ask you Why, I understand perfectly. It's not about having more, it's about experiencing Life in all its glory16/10/2017 #26 Philippe Chaniet#24 Well, I know Indonesia somewhat from the pollution of Jakarta to far more seducing far away cities. Nature is stunning but it is also often utterly destroyed like for plantations in Kalimantan. Human culture is surprisingly diverse with a not so overwhelming veneer of Islam. Coming from Japan, what I would be missing is the high tech buzz of Tokyo where I work for example. I know I would lose cleanliness but that it would be replaced with kindness. But it is indeed a vast country so if your point is to say that I am missing a lot, I can concede it readily. Now, about coming to Indonesia to change my mind... ;-)15/10/2017 #25 Nicole Leigh West"The spectacular landscapes dotted with majestic mountains peppered with volcanoes whose sole purpose seems to be to try and reach up and touch a sky, delicious with stars. Indonesia has the ability to seduce and, when one has succumbed to her charms she will call like a plaintive siren from the sea each time you try and leave her." Seriously? Would that I had written it. It's exactly how I feel about it, without knowing it. Riveting, emotive words @Paul Walters14/10/2017 #15 CityVP 🐝 ManjitInteresting point you made about the respect for age in Indonesia compared to the orderly "geriatric-hotels" created in the West for people who are considered past their sell-by-date in the West. I also do find the topography of so many islands in Indonesia to be an interesting cultural facet of Indonesia. The passion you personally have shines through on the page, that is perhaps a greater testimony because you do make places come alive, even to the point where a part of us wonder why we are not making the same choices you have!14/10/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI can see why you settled after all the travel you've done @Paul Walters. Or at least settled until you get the urge to move on again? It sounds like a laid back lifestyle in one sense and a real adventure in many other senses of the word. The coast just looks so appealing. Your home is right on the Coast, yes? I love the idea of cultural diversity and acceptance. Because of all the stories I've read about Indonesia/Bali from you, I can truly appreciate how kind and accepting people are there. You are surrounded by the best of so many worlds in Indonesia. Love the photos! PS: How long have you lived there now? I'm glad you are happy, that's what matters the most!
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- Producer25/08/2017Meet Terry Jastrow, screenwriter, playwright, celebrated Emmy Award-winning producer/director who traces his roots back to the Mayflower and an American president and author of The Trial of Prisoner 043.Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest Terry Jastrow, screenwriter, playwright, celebrated Emmy Award-winning producer/director who traces his roots back to the Mayflower and an American president and author of The Trial of Prisoner...
- Producer22/08/2017When You Are Judged...In a world riding high on consumerism and where brand- consciousness blinds people against value, you often can find people judging others on the basis of their looks, or rather on their clothes and accessories. I don't have anything against...
Comments23/08/2017 #12 Numo Quest#9 What a great reply dearest Promo. It is like changing a 'Habit' what will take some time to adopt in ones system. Reward anyhow will be that you graduate will preserve your own energy re frustration of opinion and judgement of others, hence, your 'urge' of forming opinion or judgement. Things gently will become ease in you while your self confidence will grow exponentially. If you simply replace 'believing' in to 'Know it is so...' no one else can tell you any different. Great to read it is benefiting you on your own term and pass. :O)) It is intended that way.23/08/2017 #10 Lance 🐝 Scoular🥚cellent article
@Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
Both stories broght to mind a few scenes of Julia Roberts in the film "Pretty Woman."
The most memorable one for me was when Vivian (Julia Roberts) returns to a up market fashion shop, where yesterday she was wearing her casuals but today is now dressed to the nines...
...Shop assistant: Hello, can I help you?
Vivian: I was in here yesterday, you wouldn't wait on me.
Shop assistant: Oh.
Vivian: You people work on commission, right?
Shop assistant: Yeah.
I have to go shopping now.
🎬23/08/2017 #9 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#8 @Numo Quest such an empowering thought. I read your comment at least 4 times before commenting. You have massively changed the perception I had about people and their judgements. It will take me some time to implement it, for sure, but I now have grasp of the fundamental. Thank you! :-)22/08/2017 #8 Numo Quest#7 That is the biggest mistake thinkable. Mirroring some one is the same as putting energy and focus in something that is some one else is stead of remaining oneself. If you stand in front of a mirror, just do for argument sake, and concentrate at the mirror, not the reflection of you. Just do that for about three minutes and it will sink in. The mirror is just a mirror, and object not doing anything at all. The energy of you, or anyone else, isn't touching you, harming you, appeal to you, no matter how they try. You will understand that having any opinion on what ever subject, any judgement on any person, has no ground, hence is a waste of time and energy. If you adopt the principle of the mirror, you won't even feel or become annoyed about opinion or judgement of others. Since these only are based upon the idea or vision of the other, not knowing which path you have walked, on what grounds you decide. Hence, putting energy in judgement or opinion of others, regardless you or any topic, in fact is useless. If you quit mimicking others, you will have eye and focus for other things to observe. ":O) Just give it a try and be your own Creator :O)22/08/2017 #4 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#2 @Lisa Gallagher I can't thank you enough for your kind words and encouragement, Lisa, it means a lot to me. It took me a lot of self-contemplation to go ahead and write about it, but then I really wanted to.
You are so right about donning casuals outside of work hours irrespective of where you are living. And the kitchen, of course, room service can never help unwind like a cooking/baking session does.
I agree with your point about the lady at the stall being made to feel inferior at some point in her life. It could very well be a reason for her to reflect that same treatment on someone else. A person confident in their own skin would never have let themselves treat others so poorly even though they might have been treated badly, themselves, at some point of time. Karmic logic ensures I never overstep my boundaries and I just hope others understand the same too.
My husband and I had both decided to spend every waking moment out, exploring the city. I guess that is what helped us survive the hotel stay. :D22/08/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWhat a wonderful topic for a buzz @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal. Let me first say, I can relate so much when it comes to staying in a 5 star hotel. I'm not comfortable either because too many do walk around all dressed up and when I'm away, I like to dress down. I don't want to have to dress up for breakfast, dinner or to even walk through the halls and lobby. For those reasons, I stay away from 5 star hotels.
I'm glad you found your voice and you were able to speak up for yourself when it came to the crystal lamp! It baffles me when people have no problem treating others as if they are less important than another based on how they dress etc... it baffles me more when they don't have a hard time making comments that reflect how they feel inside. I think some people like that have possibly been made to feel inferior at some point in their lives and treat others as they were treated. Maybe by speaking up to the woman who was selling the stones and more made her think about her actions?
Thank you for sharing this because we all deserve to be treated with dignity. This is a good reminder. For the record, I would have gone stark raving mad having to stay in a hotel room for 2 months. I could have handled a 1 bedroom room with a kitchen but not just a room. I think my husband and I would have really gotten on each others nerves lol. (that's an understatement).
- Producer17/08/2017Are We Really That Busy?"I am sorry, but I am busy". "I have been so busy lately that we could not catch up." "I am gonna be very busy this week."These are some of the most common phrases that we hear from various people, each and every day of our lives. We too have used...
Comments17/08/2017 #2 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#1 Thank you @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt. The only reason I felt the need to write this post is because there are quiet a few people whom I know who use this phrase more as a shield to avoid conversations and even mask the most trivial of activities by saying that they are busy. The term itself has become such that even kids have started using it to postpone their chores. Like you said, you are genuinely busy and you acknowledged the need of following up. How many people actually take the pain of following up? That is what I tried to address.17/08/2017 #1 Devesh 🐝 BhattThis topic has many posts. I never liked a single one of them until now. Simply because this has an element of introspection in it.
You have applied it to your life before stating it for others, hence it is not a presumption.
Honestly, i use the words "i am busy" because i am genuinely busy but it takes mutual understanding and consistency in following up that works. It is best to inform some people of the busy-ness beforehand.
On a different note, being always there when needed is at best a conviction, a promise can have very regretable consequences.
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Comments10/08/2017 #10 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#8 Thank you Lisa, I hope this article could bring help to many who would like to get sponsored for something they passionate about or care for but didn't know how really to proceed in an effective way. BeBee is the opportunity to share knowledgeable How To.
- Producer01/08/2017In Conversation With Author & TV Creator Mitchell KriegmanOnce again Bookpleasures.comwelcomes as our guest Mitchell Kriegman. Mitchell has published in The New Yorker, Los Angeles Review of Books, The National Lampoon, and Glamour, among others.A winner of four Emmy Awards and a Directors Guild Award, he...
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- ProducerMeet David Misch Whose Credits Include the Multiple-Emmy-nominated Mork and Mindy, the Emmy-losing Duckman, the Emmy-ignored Police Squad!, the Emmy- engorged Saturday Night Live, and the Emmy-ineligible The Muppets Take ManhattanBookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest author and screenwriter, David Misch. David's credits include the multiple-Emmy-nominated Mork and Mindy, the Emmy-losing Duckman, the Emmy-ignored Police Squad!, the Emmy- engorged Saturday Night Live,...
- ProducerMeet Q.L. Pearce who is the author of more than 120 booksBookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest Q.L. Pearce who is the author of more than 120 books for young readers, from picture books to YA, as well as film tie-in books for the Fox animated film Titan AE and the Universal animated series Land...
- ProducerA Conversation With Ron Melchiore author of Off Grid and Free: My Path to the WildernessBookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest Ron Melchiore author of Off Grid and Free: My Path to the Wilderness. Ron is an Outdoorsman/Pioneer, Homesteader, Remote Exploration Camp Manager and Author. Living off grid since 1980, Ron and his wife...
- Producer30/07/2017Madman, Architect, Carpenter, JudgeWe all have stories to tell. Yet, sometimes writing it is not so easy. We write a bit, then realize how clanky it sounds, delete and start again. After one or more attempts the same happens and we stop the effort. One way to get out of the muddle...
Comments01/08/2017 #44 Cyndi wilkinsKudos to anyone who dares face the judge without the fear of being judged...Intelligence itself does not create anything...The imagination is your channel to the creative unconscious...Write away my friends...The only critic you need to conquer is your own;-) Thanks for the invitation @Gert Scholtz!01/08/2017 #41 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBeeI'm a great slasher of words--phrases less often. My madman is comfortably retained on the seat of my chair. I sit on it every day. Down Boy. If my madman manages to surface, I simply pluck myself from my seat and watch some TV. Nobody likes listening to your madman.31/07/2017 #38 Gert Scholtz#36 @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. Thank you Liesbeth,31/07/2017 #37 Jerry FletcherGeez Gert,
You reminded me that I had a manual typewriter back in the day. Most of my craziest ideas were handwritten. You had to physically push the letters and the words onto the page. Then came the electric typewriter and then computers and then programs that track changes. Perhaps that is why we can now identify the madman, architect, carpenter and judge. Now, where did I put that pencil?31/07/2017 #36 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#25 you are the greatest bee @Gert Scholtz31/07/2017 #31 Connie LimonGert Scholtz: What catches my eyes here are many statements, but I will share only one which probably covers it all for me: "let the madman energy flow. Find what interests you in the topic, the question or emotion that it raises in you, and respond" I have had somewhat of a "madman energy" SINCE I experienced a conversion experience that took me into a spiritual world that not been opened up to me prior to this happening.....I then began to write like a mad man at certain times. It was times I could not call up on my own, like sit down and say, I am going to write now as if with a madman energy.31/07/2017 #30 Vincent Andrew"Whatever joy there is in the writing process can come only when the energies are flowing freely-when you're not stuck." I find this to be true. When I am stuck, it's because the ideas, the words and sentences are not coming together. It can be frustrating. But give it a bit of space and more time and suddenly they come maddeningly together at the same time that I am forced to sit to literally get it all out on paper. Enjoyed this Gert.31/07/2017 #29 Harvey LloydI am the original butcher of the English language. Certainly here of BeBee writing is a central theme. But the largest issue is communications in the broader sense.
Even though i have an aversion to punctuation, i have witnessed the other end where folks cant just blurt out on the screen a free style of writing as each sentence becomes an epic journey. The idea in their writing gets lost in the diagraming of sentence structure.
I loved the concept you presented. Thanks.31/07/2017 #28 VDS BrinkLovely Gert! Core of it is that we should do our thinking in separate modes. De Bono's hats are a similar approach. Freewriting a great one as you put a piece of paper on your screen and just type madly as a madman boring the left brain Judge all the way. It works every time!!
- Producer28/07/2017Meet Ethel Rohan author of The Weight of HimAuthor: Ethel Ronan Publisher: St Martins's Press ISBN: 978-1-250-09212-0 Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest Ethel Rohan author of The Weight of Him. Norm: Good day Ethel and thanks for participating in our interview....
- Producer27/07/2017Review: Galleón and Seven Other TalesAuthor: Michael Merry Publisher: PublishNation LL.C ISBN: 978-1-387-02568-8 Michael J. Merry's eight delicious short stories that comprise his most recent tome, Galleón and Seven Other Tales sure had me fooled with his fully...
Comments24/07/2017 #2 Joel Anderson@stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador Keep using that energy generator to positively shape the the world. In our own little sphere's of influence and in the collective sense of ONE EARTH. Have a great week. Keep making a difference: one person-one step at a time.
- Producer02/07/2017No One Like You''Scratch the surface serve a purpose scratch the surface don't waste my time ''These are the first verses from Scratch The Surface one of my favourite tune by SIck Of It All. I am not a loner but I am self sufficient yet it's true that I probably...
Comments03/07/2017 #20 Lada 🏡 PrkicI am not a loner either, but I'll always choose to be on my own than in bad company. I read your beautiful poem several times, Pascal.
I would point out a verse: "A beautiful loser will always be more genuine than a pedantic winner" because I don't like people being called losers.
- 30/06/2017A funny read for novelists and aspiring authors...
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