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  1. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    30/04/2017
    Discovering The Magic Of Marrakech
    Discovering The Magic Of MarrakechWhen one thinks of a ‘magical’ country, Morocco will be one of the first that will come to mind, with it’s vast deserts, high mountains, azure blue seas and cities with deliciously exotic names, Tangier, Fes, Casablanca and Meknes, but the grand...
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    Pascal Derrien
    30/04/2017 #5 Pascal Derrien
    I love Morocco in general and this city in particular and so do my kids the fact that we can also use our second language is a plus for us , I sometimes find the souks a bit tiring :-)
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    30/04/2017 #4 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Marrakech is so special ! I have to come back ! Thanks for sharing it !
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    30/04/2017 #3 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    What a wonderful journey to wake to. I almost feel like I walked the streets with you. Thank you for my mini-vacation.
  2. Vincent Andrew

    Vincent Andrew

    30/04/2017
    Am I missing something here? "A 90-minute session were students and teachers discuss a specialized article on how brains can grow. Results were measured by comparing standardized test on math and Spanish literacy. 0.2 standard deviation increase in test scores." How does a discussion on how brains can grow lead to an increase in test scores on Math and Spanish literacy?
    Vincent Andrew
    Peru: If You Think You Can Get Smarter, You Will
    www.worldbank.org Student attitudes toward learning and their own abilities can influence their performance. A project in Peru used behavioral science to improve student performance at a cost as little as 20 cents per...
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  3. Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Omgosh, check this out. Woman water skiing w/dolphins. This is real... not a trick. AMAZING.
    Dolphin Surfing, Woman Wakeboarding with Dolphins as seen on TV (WORLDWIDE!!)
    Dolphin Surfing, Woman Wakeboarding with Dolphins as seen on TV (WORLDWIDE!!) Dolphin Surfing in the Sea of Cortez with the crew from Pro-Windsurf La Ventana. This was definitely one of the TOP 3 afternoons of my LIFE!!! Instagram:...
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  4. Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    How China deals with work and stress overload
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Stress and Burnout in China: Modern Problems, Ancient Solutions
    journal.thriveglobal.com My speech from the Harvard China...
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  5. ProducerRandall Burns

    Randall Burns

    24/04/2017
    Tales from Paradise Pt. 4
    Tales from Paradise Pt. 4"Paradise is a state of mind..."       Alright, admittedly this is a “fluff” piece, a descriptive narration indulging in my reminiscing; but it’s also a reminder that we need to stop and “smell the roses” once in a while, to appreciate and enjoy...
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    Randall Burns
    26/04/2017 #6 Randall Burns
    Thanks for the feedback @Gert Scholtz !
    Gert Scholtz
    26/04/2017 #5 Gert Scholtz
    @Randall Burns A perfect description of exhilaration and the relaxation - travelling over water at 35 knots, and then laying back in the water. Very nice post. Thanks for tagging me @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Randall Burns
    26/04/2017 #4 Randall Burns
    #2 Thank You @Ian Weinberg, I always appreciate hearing from you
    Randall Burns
    26/04/2017 #3 Randall Burns
    #1 Thanks for the kind words and share @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Ian Weinberg
    26/04/2017 #2 Ian Weinberg
    Another 'gem' @Randall Burns Once again I was surfing with you (I also used wind-surf). And yes, those special moments, whenever and wherever they happen, need to be savored. They are the golden moments that colour a greying landscape. Thanks again for sharing and inspiring my moment.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    26/04/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    The privilege of reading your buzz - Priceless! I love your style of writing - it's comfortable yet adventuresome. Your descriptions draw in the reader, in fact lure the reader to enjoy "paradise", as you describe it. I feel your post brings attention to a touch of the good life. Keep writing.

    I believe you will enjoy this buzz, @Gert Scholtz.
  6. ProducerNomadic Boys

    Nomadic Boys

    23/04/2017
    10 FAMOUS FOODS FROM PERU YOU NEED TO TRY
    10 FAMOUS FOODS FROM PERU YOU NEED TO TRYAsk anyone in South America where the best place for food is on the continent and most will say Peru, even the Chileans!Lima is particularly famous for being the beating heart of the culinary scene because of the many different fusion foods,...
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    Dean Owen
    24/04/2017 #1 Dean Owen
    Ten great reasons to visit Peru! (especially the cow heart skewers!) Fabulous blog guys!
  7. ProducerVincent Andrew

    Vincent Andrew

    22/04/2017
    Of communication, social norms and taking things for granted
    Of communication, social norms and taking things for grantedOn a recent trip to Tokyo, I asked the person at the reception desk if I could have a copy of the New York Times. He said that would be a 100 yen a copy. I did not think he understood my request so I tried another time. "I want to read the New York...
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    Gert Scholtz
    23/04/2017 #11 Gert Scholtz
    @Vincent Andrew To me it is interesting how physical space and contact differs in countries. For some nations standing close to each other in ques or in conversation is the norm and physical contact - an embrace or a hug - is totally acceptable even on a first time meeting. Other nationalities prefer bigger personal distance and might not even want to shake hands preferring to keep apart totally. Interesting post Vincent - thank you.
    Vincent Andrew
    23/04/2017 #10 Vincent Andrew
    #8 "it was wonderful to see the world as others saw it, without any filters." Spot on Susan. This is the appeal of travelling, I suppose. Incidentally, my wife and I were in a cab in Jakarta some time back. The driver did not say much and did not seem friendly but he did ask us in Indonesian if we wanted to use his services to travel around Jakarta and Bandung. My wife and I conferred in English and we did not think we would be ready to use his service. Before we left the taxi, he turned round to speak to us in good English. Imagine the horror on our faces! He understood whatever we were talking about in the cab!
    Dean Owen
    23/04/2017 #9 Dean Owen
    #6 I know that feeling! I absolutely hate KFC and had not been for over a decade, but once lost in some third tier city in China I saw the sign beckon to me and for a second it felt like sanctity.... until I tried the chicken....
    Susan 🐝 Rooks
    23/04/2017 #8 Susan 🐝 Rooks
    #7 And it made me laugh, @Vincent Andrew! So many words mean something completely different in what's meant to be the same language!

    I loved the travelling across borders; it was wonderful to see the world as others saw it, without any filters. Obviously a few days here or there didn't make me any kind of expert, but just to realize how many others were living their lives in ways that were just so ... foreign to me was amazing.

    One of my strongest memories of Hong Kong -- other than flying into the old Kai Tak airport (flying right between TALL buildings that seemed close enough to touch) -- was seeing so many people using cell phones (the size of bricks back in the day) and wondering why (this was in 1996 or 1997). I had no idea just a few short years later we would ALL be holding our own much smaller cell phones and using them the same way.

    Dr. Seuss was right: Oh, the places you'll go!
    Vincent Andrew
    23/04/2017 #7 Vincent Andrew
    #5 "Smiles that didn't automatically mean happy." Yes I sensed this too when we visited the TokyoTree Tower, the tallest in the world. The ushers were all positioned in place to greet visitors but you could just see that they would be rather elsewhere. Having said that, I suppose we all feel that we would rather be somewhere else when we are doing the same thing everyday. Thanks for dropping by @Susan 🐝 Rooks! Robot for street light - that's new to me!
    Vincent Andrew
    23/04/2017 #6 Vincent Andrew
    #4 I was in Shenzhen once, a city across Hong Kong. What I remember was the distinct feeling of being lost in the city. I did not have the language skills to communicate. Ironically, it was a McDonald's that made me feel somewhat at home. From afar the golden arch somehow helped me to feel something familiar. Ordering food was easy - simply point to the picture.
    Susan 🐝 Rooks
    23/04/2017 #5 Susan 🐝 Rooks
    I was given the gift of a lifetime, @Vincent Andrew, when I was hired by an international seminar company back in the mid '90s and sent to many countries to lead seminars. Just getting on Air New Zealand was different (the courtesy was unmatched), never mind taking a bus ride in Johannesburg, South Africa, or having a cab driver there tell me my hotel was right past the robot (street light).

    While I never felt like an "Ugly American," I did often feel as though I'd been dropped in Oz, much like Dorothy and her dog, Toto. The sounds, the odors, the sights -- they were all marvelous to experience!

    And my oldest daughter lived in Japan for a year, and I visited for two memorable weeks. Yes. Quiet. Polite. Reserved. Smiles that didn't automatically mean happy. Manners. She had absorbed a lot of their sensibilities in the few months she had been there, and I had to take the "crash course" with her. A fabulous two weeks for sure!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/04/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great points about visiting another country and how cultures can differ. I think it's good to keep in mind when we see other's visiting our own Countries as well and try to accommodate more if possible. I'm sure it can be a bit nerve wracking to be a foreigner in another Country, even if just visiting.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    23/04/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    We see the subtle but there is also the coarse. What we get to see is the best face of a culture and we get to appreciate the nuance. If the context is harder to see because of the culture, the unseemly is simply buried deeper. Ask a Chinese veteran what they remember about the Japanese and the context will propagate far different memories. http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-21226068
    Vincent Andrew
    23/04/2017 #2 Vincent Andrew
    #1 "Every culture has what one would consider good and bad points." That's correct @Dean Owen. Differences in culture and different ways of doing things spice things up and make us appreciate life a bit more. The Junior Achievement experience was a memorable one for the students by the way!
    Dean Owen
    23/04/2017 #1 Dean Owen
    You make a great point. It is so easy to criticise when visiting a country, but theirs is a culture that is fundamentally different. I've become so climatised to the Japanese service culture that I could easily get disappointed at how bad service is in every other country, but I don't. Every country is different. Every culture has what one would consider good and bad points. Wouldn't life be boring if everyone was the same.
  8. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    22/04/2017
    The Plight Of The Humble Coastal Tree That Could Save Us All.
    The Plight Of The Humble Coastal Tree That Could Save Us All.Now, before I launch into this diatribe I have a confession to make; I have never liked mangrove forests or mangrove trees in general. From afar they look fabulous but get up close and personal and, once inside that forest is a bit like stepping...
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    Aaron Skogen
    26/04/2017 #55 Aaron Skogen
    #54 Anytime @Paul Walters. While as I said on the post to another, our house is tiny and on a postage stamp lot, yet the backyard makes up for it. It may be a tiny house, however we always make room for guests!

    "Friends Welcome, Relatives by Appointment" ;-)
    Paul Walters
    26/04/2017 #54 Paul Walters
    #53 @Aaron Skogen thanks for stopping by, much appreciated . Now , about my room overlooking your back yard ......
    Aaron Skogen
    26/04/2017 #53 Aaron Skogen
    I have seen the Mangroves in South Florida (where I believe they are protected) and in Haiti, but have not spent any time walking or wading through them. This article inspires me to take a closer look the next time I have a chance. I guess I'd better pack a bugsuit though! We joke around here that the Mosquito could be the "Minnesota State Bird", as they do come out in droves in the summer, but the Mangroves may have me rethink the word "droves". . .

    Its unfortunate to see coastal development destroying this ecological treasure. You'd think we, as a species, would learn.

    Thanks for the educational piece @Paul Walters and a quick thanks to @Dean Owen for leading me here by sharing a link on my buzz.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/04/2017 #52 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #51 Thank you for the invite @Paul Walters!!
    Paul Walters
    24/04/2017 #51 Paul Walters
    #19 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher As always spot on the money. Thanks for stopping by
    Paul Walters
    24/04/2017 #50 Paul Walters
    #29 @Rox castaneda Thanks for stopping by all the way from peru
    Paul Walters
    24/04/2017 #49 Paul Walters
    #22 @dabasish majumder Thanks for the comments, always appreciated
    Paul Walters
    24/04/2017 #48 Paul Walters
    #26 @Lada 🏡 Prkic Thanks Lada , always good to see you here
    Paul Walters
    24/04/2017 #47 Paul Walters
    #27 @Jerry Fletcher there is still a lot of bali that is unspoiled so pop on down
    Paul Walters
    24/04/2017 #46 Paul Walters
    #34 @David B. Grinberg Dear onl Ronnie ...wasnt the sharpest knife in the drawer . Thanks for stopping by
    Paul Walters
    24/04/2017 #45 Paul Walters
    #35 @Randall Burns Thanks for the info...yup they do breed in fresh water but like any reprobates hang out in gloomy places
    Paul Walters
    24/04/2017 #44 Paul Walters
    #36 @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee Thanks for the comments , always appreciated
    Paul Walters
    24/04/2017 #43 Paul Walters
    #38 @Franci Eugenia Hoffman Thanks for dropping by , always great to see your comments
    Paul Walters
    24/04/2017 #42 Paul Walters
    #39 @Savvy Raj Thanks again for stopping by always appreciated
    Paul Walters
    24/04/2017 #41 Paul Walters
    #30 @Pamela 🐝 Williams Thanks for that. Environmentalist?? Well perhaps I will however coninue to write about it. Just wait for further pieces on kalimantan ( Borneo) and Sarawak ( Malaysian side of Borneo) The environmental destruction there is indescribable all for timber and the growing of palm oil . 75% of the native forests have gone in just 40 years !!
    Randall Burns
    24/04/2017 #40 Randall Burns
    #37 @Pamela 🐝 Williams @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman While living in Cayman Islands I learned about the SSS, everyone there used it.
    Savvy Raj
    24/04/2017 #39 Savvy Raj
    A precious post by @Paul Walters . Land reclamation obviously has dire consequences it is high time to stop taking our world for granted.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    24/04/2017 #38 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    I grew up in Florida, where Mangroves contribute to the health of the coastline, especially in South Florida. They are true natives to the state of Florida and state and local regulations are set to protect them. They are considered one of Florida's most important resources. And yes, Avon's Skin-so-Soft is a great mosquito repellent. Thank you for the excellent read, @Paul Walters.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    24/04/2017 #37 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #35 Randall, I haven't heard anyone recommend Avon's Skin-so-Soft in a while! I used it all the time when I lived in Florida. It is a great mosquito repellent.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    23/04/2017 #36 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    So sad. So inevitable. Money will rule. And if citizens line up in a blockade o save the trees? Well, we've seen what good that does here in the US.
  9. Gulcin Newby Kennett
    Visiting Olympus:..one should not miss the ruins. Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor, is buried. here with his entire family.
    Kemer -Antalya / Turkey
    Gulcin Newby Kennett
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/04/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Great reminder of recommendations that I have heard but not ever followed up on, which is to pick up his book Meditations and finally get to read it.
    Dean Owen
    22/04/2017 #1 Dean Owen
    Fascinating stuff. I must make a trip to explore Turkey further. I've only once been to Istanbul to see the Sultan Ahmed Mosque.
  10. ProducerTani Paxton

    Tani Paxton

    18/04/2017
    The not so magic school bus.
    The not so magic school bus.FOUR kids. All girls. For almost a year. ~ This is for the families who have considered taking some time out of their regular life and stepping (or driving) into the unknown. ~ First up, lets look at what it wasn’t. It wasn’t relaxing, it...
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    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    23/04/2017 #16 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Oh the irony of life! Hi Tani and welcome to beBee!
    The irony of which I speak is because just yesterday I attended the Tiny House (less than 200 sq ft) Festival in Pink Hill, North Carolina, U.S. (Yes I'm plugging the small town which was so quaint and friendly). At the festival was two school buses that had been converted to homes on wheels. I myself am looking for (literally) a house on wheels. You see I've never actually purchased a home and I'm blaming it entirely on a severe case of commitment phobia. As I see it; a house on wheels will be the answer to my complete inability to commit to a stationary residence. The problem: their illegal to live in full-time right now but that is a legal battle being fought and I hope won in the next few years. I'm an empty nester and I hate the thought of all those walls and rambling through an empty house. Tiny and mobile! That's my answer to all my issues! :-) Recreational Vehicles (RVs) and the tin box campers are just not my style, nor environmentally friendly, materials, and end of life disposal wise.
    What a wonderful experience for your family; I look forward to hearing more about your journey.
    Thanks for the tag @Paul Walters!
    Tani Paxton
    22/04/2017 #15 Tani Paxton
    #14 Thanks @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I love writing- just getting used to my own voice though.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/04/2017 #14 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Welcome to beBee Tani ! Thanks for connecting today !
    Tani Paxton
    21/04/2017 #13 Tani Paxton
    #1 @Paul Walters ok I'm beginning to get the drift...creative outbursts ahead!
    Tani Paxton
    21/04/2017 #12 Tani Paxton
    #3 You too Donna, thankyou.
    Tani Paxton
    21/04/2017 #11 Tani Paxton
    #4 Cheers Javier
    Tani Paxton
    21/04/2017 #10 Tani Paxton
    Necessary for the wine Dean.
    Tani Paxton
    21/04/2017 #9 Tani Paxton
    Six kids! You and your wife are my heros!
    Vincent Andrew
    20/04/2017 #8 Vincent Andrew
    "This is for the families who have considered taking some time out of their regular life and stepping (or driving) into the unknown." Brilliant! When my six kids were younger my wife and I took them for long rides to the end of Borneo - eg Kuching. Enjoyed reading this.
    Dean Owen
    20/04/2017 #7 Dean Owen
    A bus with a fridge! Can life be more perfect?
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/04/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Welcome to beBee @Tani Paxton! Omgosh, what a trip that had to be! Drawers vomiting out of their spaces, funny visual. Look forward to hearing about more of your adventures/stories. Thanks for the tag @Paul Walters!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    20/04/2017 #4 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Tani Paxton welcome to beBee ! Thanks @Paul Walters
    Donna Wood
    20/04/2017 #3 Donna Wood
    Hi @Tani Paxton! Welcome to beBee! Looking forward to reading and learning more from you!
    Paul Walters
    20/04/2017 #2 Paul Walters
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Pamela 🐝 Williams @Dean Owen @Don 🐝 Kerr @Donna Wood @Ken Boddie Now heres a bee that everyone should follow. I had the pleasure of meeting her just last week. in just a couple of hours she told me wonderful stories which I begged her to share on beBEE and here she is ..a welcome addition . @Javier 🐝 beBee
    Paul Walters
    20/04/2017 #1 Paul Walters
    @Tani Paxton Brilliant...love this piece !!
  11. ProducerTani Paxton

    Tani Paxton

    18/04/2017
    Teen Memories #1
    Teen Memories #1She is sitting off to one side, I think, so she can see whats going on but also not to be noticed. She doesn't ask questions, nods when necessary and appears at the door beside or behind someone, never alone, but appears to loiter near the...
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  12. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    19/04/2017
    Midnight in Macau
    Midnight in MacauThis was far from a Bond scene. No black tie show down with Le Chiffre over a game of poker. This was me in shirt and jeans, and a dainty little European dealer, and an annoying Chinese guy behind me who had noticed my winning streak a while back...
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    Dean Owen
    21/04/2017 #25 Dean Owen
    #22 #23 We can always eat toasted or fried bugs on the streets of Bangkok! Wallets and body fully nourished!
    Dean Owen
    21/04/2017 #24 Dean Owen
    #20 He was a jeweller down in Hatton Gardens who dabbled in racing (British Hill Climb Champion 1962) and record breaking (Monza and Monterey). His F1 career was as a private entry, and short-lived aside from a third placing in Japan's first Grand Prix at Suzuka. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dean-owen/sleeping-with-elvis

    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dean-owen/those-magnificent-men-in-their-racing-machines

    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dean-owen/a-tribute-to-ron-searles-and-the-flying-coopers
    Ian Weinberg
    21/04/2017 #23 Ian Weinberg
    #22 The way the Rand is going I may not get much further than polishing shoes at the airports!
    Paul Walters
    21/04/2017 #22 Paul Walters
    #21 @Ian Weinberg Thanks for that . Now when you do eventually hook up with @Dean Owen beware of the dens of iniquity that he might want to drag you to. Your wallet might then become a tad malnourished !!
    Ian Weinberg
    21/04/2017 #21 Ian Weinberg
    Indeed, an enlightening read @Dean Owen With your and @Paul Walters contributions, I'm traveling the world quite cheaply and without jet-lag!
    Paul Walters
    21/04/2017 #20 Paul Walters
    @Dean Owen now I have headline envy, !! Midnight in Macau ...how exotic. A day trip from Hong Kong was enough for me . I yearned to have taken the time to visit years ago before the barbarians invaded with their Vegas Like emporiums ! Still, a fabulous read once again. Wow your dad was a formula 1 driver !!
    Bonnie Au
    21/04/2017 #19 Anonymous
    #16 Also The Peninsula Hotel in HK!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    21/04/2017 #18 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #17 Disposable discretionary income is the term that rich people use. "Hard earned cash" is a term for working class punkawallahs. I have tried fanning but working class people keep rejecting me as one of their own. One day I will be accepted by my debt-bearing, entertainment slave, junk food eating brethren.
    Dean Owen
    20/04/2017 #17 Dean Owen
    #14 Yep, just a short hop from HK on the ferry. Macau very much had a monopoly on gambling in Asia, but now with gambling legal in Singapore, Malaysia, and perhaps Japan in the near future we are almost spoilt for choice on venues to throw away our hard earned cash.
    Dean Owen
    20/04/2017 #16 Dean Owen
    #13 Not to forget Khao Phing Kan, aka James Bond Island in Thailand!
    Randall Burns
    20/04/2017 #15 Randall Burns
    Great story @Dean Owen, always good to walk out of the casino ahead of when you went in! :-)
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    20/04/2017 #14 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Great intro to a place which I never thought about exploring. I have seen the name Macau but was not even sure it was a part of China. The gambling side picture definitely bears out the description "Las Vegas of the East". Interesting relationship between Macau and Hong Kong and their proximity to each other.
    Wayne Yoshida
    20/04/2017 #13 Wayne Yoshida
    Very cool tour and gambling experience, @Dean Owen - even better that you made enough to make it a free trip!

    My bucket list includes: Vacationing at all of the James Bond movie locations - including Macau.

    So far, I checked off Tokyo, Jamaica, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Bahamas, Miami/Key Biscane, Singapore and probably some others. I need to take a look at my list. Thanks
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    20/04/2017 #12 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    very pleasurable read.
    Jerry Fletcher
    19/04/2017 #11 Jerry Fletcher
    Thanks Dean. Interesting and informative as usual.
    debasish majumder
    19/04/2017 #10 debasish majumder
    lovely share @Dean Owen! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Dean Owen
    19/04/2017 #9 Dean Owen
    #5 Indeed! In actual fact my father raced the 1962 Macau Grand Prix in a Cooper a couple of years before I appeared...
    Dean Owen
    19/04/2017 #8 Dean Owen
    #4 Yep, the Pataca is pegged to the Hong Kong Dollar 1.03/1.00, but for the most part, you can use HKD and RMB there too....
    Dean Owen
    19/04/2017 #7 Dean Owen
    #2 Yep, only good for a two day visit. Not much to see or do unless you delight in hedonistic pleasures!
    Dean Owen
    19/04/2017 #6 Dean Owen
    #1 Not hugely interesting, but a great weekend getaway. Just make sure you don't stay at The Venetian where after you check in they give you a map to find your room by yourself! (Banyan Tree recommended)
  13. ProducerRandall Burns

    Randall Burns

    19/04/2017
    An Acknowledgement of Appreciation for Chef Anthony Bourdain
    An Acknowledgement of Appreciation for Chef Anthony BourdainAs I’ve mentioned before this culinary life was not the planned path that was set out for me so many years ago. When I left university in 1978 to pursue cooking it was a surprise and possibly somewhat of a disappointment to my family and friends...
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    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    19/04/2017 #17 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Thanks for the share @Marianne Naughton ! @Randall Burns @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín : we want recipes on beBee Video Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz !
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    19/04/2017 #16 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #15 @Randall Burns I will be ready when you are...Just shoot your scenes with a smartphone (lol not the fllipper one hahahaha) 720 Pixel resolution so people can full screen it from your Youtube Channel ( Ha...again another account to open ? LOL). Keep in Touch Bro....Can't wait to collaborate with you on that and perform twitter storms with @John White, MBA hahaha !
    Randall Burns
    19/04/2017 #15 Randall Burns
    #14 @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador , Thank you so much for the info, I will definitely take you up on your offer of help! Recipes with Honey is a fantastic idea, sounds like a new Hive to me. I'll be in touch.
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    19/04/2017 #14 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #13 Providers are offering sometime free smartphones for a 3 years contract! Personnaly i would recommend several brand because of the mobile video capabilities and great HD capture resolutions.
    Imagine yourself and your quick receipes here on My BeBeeTV : https://www.bebee.com/group/my-bebeetv

    Check this video for the Zenfone Asus dual sim card (2 providers: 1 personal + 1 professional): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUMP9zmy6H8

    We had Jaime Oliver on TV, Anthony Bourdain worlwide Without Reservation, now we can have @Randal Burns at the tips of our fingers in the Kitchen from our smartphones. Get the things rolling, recipies with honey ! Hahaha ! Go On ! Need help to post produce, i will help !
    Randall Burns
    19/04/2017 #13 Randall Burns
    #12 LMAO!!! @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador , Thank you for the info and considering that you're the third person in a matter of a couple of weeks inform me that I need Twitter i guess I better look into it, ( @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher , @John White, MBA ). As I told Lisa I'm a bit of a Neanderthal, and it's not that I don't like Twitter, I've just never felt the need, desire, nor had the time to look at it.

    I will take a look at "My Hive MybeBeeTV" as well, Thanks again for the info.

    Does this mean I'll have to upgrade from my flip phone? (Boy I'm going to miss that old thing) :-)
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    19/04/2017 #12 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #11 Randall here is his twitter ID https://mobile.twitter.com/Bourdain
    use it with @Bourdain when twitter submit with bebee. GET acquainted with the coolest Guy on earth. Never give up on your dream and startvti post mobile video on My Hive MybeBeeTV. Search hive to find it.
    Randall Burns
    19/04/2017 #11 Randall Burns
    #7 @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador, you shared this with Anthony?? Wow, that's great, Thank You!
    Randall Burns
    19/04/2017 #10 Randall Burns
    #4 @Paul Walters, yes it is an "eye opening" book, for those not familiar with the business, but that book really brought our lifestyle out into the open. Thanks for dropping in Buddy
    Randall Burns
    19/04/2017 #9 Randall Burns
    #3 Always great to hear from you @Dean Owen, actually Bourdain is very understated and he is a very accomplished Chef, (from what I hear)
    Randall Burns
    19/04/2017 #8 Randall Burns
    #2 @Ian Weinberg, Thank you for your great feedback, don't sell yourself short, I'm sure that you fry a mean egg, and then some... :-)
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    19/04/2017 #7 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Shared to anthony ! Godspeed with twitter share! Because you cannot stop affinity propagation. Bebee is for everyone evrywhere.
    Marianne Naughton
    19/04/2017 #6 Marianne Naughton
    Cool read, on board of Chicago Gourmets dining group and will be writing about it their 20th Anniversary soon
    Dean Owen
    19/04/2017 #5 Dean Owen
    #4 Talking of titilating food, I was once served tit, roasted in a clay oven down in Yunnan Province. Don't Google it as you'll likely get a whole host of ungamely results!
    Paul Walters
    19/04/2017 #4 Paul Walters
    @Randall Burns great to see you were inspired by Mr Bourdain's tome...its was an eye opener for me . No Mr @Dean Owen wouldn't really agree as I suppose these days he feasts on all sorts of delicate morsels drizzled in high mountain tiger dribble all accompanied by lashings of foam!!! Nothing nasty here , Dean san and I will get together one day and maybe, just maybe he can titillate my palette with exotic dishes from far away . Great piece ...thank you
    Dean Owen
    19/04/2017 #3 Dean Owen
    I think perhaps you have the upper hand on Bourdain. You are a talented chef whereas from what I know of him, he'd be the first to admit he's probably not a very good chef (while he does do a mean steak frites). It was a great book, and I have avoided buffets ever since!
    Ian Weinberg
    19/04/2017 #2 Ian Weinberg
    @Randall Burns I have a fascination and admiration for the world of chefs and 'chefdom' . Not only because the best that I'm able to do is fry an egg, but because the restaurant and its kitchen is a microcosm of life. Most especially though it incorporates the ultimate integration of the left and right cerebral hemispheres - a marriage of the creative and emotional with the rational, linear, calculated expression. Bravo!
  14. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    17/04/2017
    Panorama of South Africa
    Panorama of South AfricaThe beauty of South Africa is in the smiles of friendly faces, the mosaic of cultures, and the complex history that has shaped this land. Most of all, it is the natural splendor and wildlife that sets it apart. South Africa's landscapes are made...
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    Don 🐝 Kerr
    19/04/2017 #46 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #43 @Gert Scholtz I am submitting a proposal tomorrow to an NGO/Charity that does a lot of work in Africa. If I win it my hope is that eventually they'll figure they have to get me over there to really do the job right. I'll warn you if that happens!
    Juan Imaz
    19/04/2017 #45 Juan Imaz
    #44 why not? I would love to know such a beautiful place!
    Gert Scholtz
    19/04/2017 #44 Gert Scholtz
    @Javier 🐝 beBee @Juan Imaz Thank you for your comments and for sharing the post. This is what makes beBee so great - that the two founders make the effort to engage in many of the posts on the platform. Who knows - maybe one day we can have a beBee convention in Cape Town!
    Gert Scholtz
    18/04/2017 #43 Gert Scholtz
    @Vincent Andrew @Don 🐝 Kerr @Jerry Fletcher Thank you for joining the virtual tour of South Africa. I appreciate your comments and hope that someday I can meet you on these shores.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    18/04/2017 #41 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #35 Never say never! One day maybe I will, Gert. I also invite you to visit Croatia, a country with more than 1.200 islands. :-)
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    18/04/2017 #40 Don 🐝 Kerr
    Spectacular. Must get there someday somehow!
    Jerry Fletcher
    18/04/2017 #39 Jerry Fletcher
    Magnificent! Thank you Gert.
    Marisa Fonseca Diniz
    18/04/2017 #38 Marisa Fonseca Diniz
    #33 I'll love one day being able to get to know South Africa for sure!
    Netta Virtanen
    18/04/2017 #37 Netta Virtanen
    #36 I would love to as It looks absolutely breathtaking! I will definately have to get in touch when I do finally make my way down south to come visit. =)
    Gert Scholtz
    18/04/2017 #36 Gert Scholtz
    #20 @Netta Virtanen Thank you for sharing and commenting Netta. How about your next overseas trip you come way down south and enjoy the scenery here?
    Gert Scholtz
    18/04/2017 #35 Gert Scholtz
    #34 @Lada 🏡 Prkic Thank you Lada. South Africa has 2000 kilometers of coastline - nearly the full stretch is sandy beaches. One day you must come for a hike along the coast or for a swim at one of the many beaches!
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    18/04/2017 #34 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Gert, what a lovely post about your beautiful country! I'm particularly amazed by the photos of lush coral reefs, and bays and beaches of the Wild Coast.
    cc: @Claire L Cardwell
    Gert Scholtz
    18/04/2017 #33 Gert Scholtz
    #27 @Marisa Fonseca Diniz I have been to Brazil many times and it is very much like South Africa. Yes, there also is poverty and strife, but the same as SA your country Brazil has amazing natural beauty. Thank you for your comments - I am glad you liked it.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/04/2017 #32 Gert Scholtz
    #26 @Savvy Raj @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Many thanks for reading and viewing parts of SA with me. Thanks too for sharing the post - most appreciated.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/04/2017 #31 Gert Scholtz
    #22 @Chris 🐝 Guest Certified Prof.Accountant (SA) We lived in the UK for five years my did I miss the sunshine and wide open spaces of SA. Hope to see you on these shores again someday.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/04/2017 #30 Gert Scholtz
    #19 @Pascal Derrien Well, if they do hire me I will make sure Irish tourists get special deals when visiting SA. Thanks for dropping in Pascal.
    Paz🐝 Hueso Luque
    18/04/2017 #29 Paz🐝 Hueso Luque
    Amazing!!!. Fantastic buzz, @Gert Scholtz!!!
    Vincent Andrew
    18/04/2017 #28 Vincent Andrew
    Reading your buzz gives me the impression of your impressive knowledge and appreciation of your country @Gert Scholtz. A pleasure to read!
    Marisa Fonseca Diniz
    18/04/2017 #27 Marisa Fonseca Diniz
    Reading this article made me travel the country, and leave aside those news that we do not like. Unfortunately, the wonders of South Africa and the African continent should be more exalted by sometimes covering the terrible news of persecution and hunger, not that this is not important, but denigrates and causes wonders to be hidden. What is beautiful must always be shared!
    Savvy Raj
    18/04/2017 #26 Savvy Raj
    Brilliant buzz by @Gert Scholtz on South Africa .Sharing right away on Life and Living hive. Must see places on my list for sure!
  15. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    17/04/2017
    Must Hurry!  There Seems To Be A Hole In My Bucket List!
    Must Hurry! There Seems To Be A Hole In My Bucket List!I have always loved to travel: in fact, right now I am on the delightful island of Nusa Penida.  As a wanderer I believe that, if I haven’t used my passport at least three times in a calendar year I am seriously failing at my quest to see as...
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    Timothy welch
    27/04/2017 #24 Timothy welch
    great book
    Paul Walters
    26/04/2017 #23 Paul Walters
    #22 @Pamela 🐝 Williams C'mon down. methinks Indonesia ( aside from Bali) would be all of the adjectives described and more . We have plenty of room and the beer is always cold cause it's always hot here!!!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    23/04/2017 #22 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Well you finally got it! :-)
    I have listened endlessly to people's stories about where they have been and things they have done, but ask them a question like: "So what was the most exotic thing you ate"? (answer: OH, did you know they had a McDonald's or Starbucks there?) UGH!
    Ask them; "so what are the people like"? "How do they differ from 'us' "(meaning American's) (answer; well they dress pretty much like we do, and they seem to; move faster OR move slower than us (as the case may be). (in other words: not a word was exchanged with the locals other than: "A Big Mac combo please" or "How much does that 'trinket' cost".
    If I'm going to travel, I'm going to people watch/meet, and I have to say; they are myriad of wierd, interesting, funny, downright stupid, brilliant, and talented, people in my own backyard. I'd just like to see a new set of wierd, interesting, funny, downright stupid, brilliant, talented, people; because I have to say; too many Americans seem to be falling out of the same mold. (can I mention trumpions here)
    Paul Walters
    18/04/2017 #21 Paul Walters
    #6 @Netta Virtanen That reminds me I never acknowledged the quote. It is by the great lyricist Tim Rice
    Paul Walters
    18/04/2017 #20 Paul Walters
    #10 @Don 🐝 Kerr As always , grea to see you in my comment thread
    Paul Walters
    18/04/2017 #19 Paul Walters
    #15 @Tausif Mundrawala Thanks for taking the time to read it.
    Paul Walters
    18/04/2017 #18 Paul Walters
    @Lada 🏡 Prkic Never say never. Opportunities pop up every day!!! See you in Cairo !
    Paul Walters
    18/04/2017 #17 Paul Walters
    #14 @Thanks for stopping by Pascal
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    17/04/2017 #16 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    I envy you a little bit, Paul (@Paul Walters) :-) On my passport there is a thick layer of dust.
    An idea of making a list of all the things I want to do before kick the bucket always seemed appealing to me. But I've never made it. Or wish list, or any other list. I just live my life one day at a time.
    I'm pretty sure that I'll never visit the Taj Mahal or the Pyramids. But if the opportunity ever arises, I'll grab it with both hands. :-)
    Tausif Mundrawala
    17/04/2017 #15 Tausif Mundrawala
    This buzz made me think about the wonderful strategy to visit great places thrice a year. I agree with you @Paul Walters that we need to explore places till the time we are alive. I am glad that I read this wonderful buzz.
    Pascal Derrien
    17/04/2017 #14 Pascal Derrien
    I have even learned a new french word today :-) I am in no hurry, dont do list but I like travelling now I have not done much the last 12 months and I must say very happy not to see the sight of an airport. a great write up as usual :-) @Paul Walters
    Paul Walters
    17/04/2017 #13 Paul Walters
    @Dean Owen Sorry the test is in July. get a decent all over tan!!
    Paul Walters
    17/04/2017 #12 Paul Walters
    #11 @Dean Owen If I get you a ticket to the Lions vs All Blacks in Wellington In early january, it will require two things. 1) You can in no way cheer from the shakey islands rugby louts 2) You have to run naked across the field just when the AB's might clinch the series. This could result in your early demise so re read above article. However you will go down in history and a statue at Cardiff Arms park !!!
    Dean Owen
    17/04/2017 #11 Dean Owen
    Extremely jealous of your title! Wish I'd thought of it....
    I've yet to streak naked across a football field but football was never my thing and streaking naked across a rugby field would probably get me beaten up.
    I think the question that everybody needs to ask themselves is whether they would be content with their life if they were to be told they had a few weeks left to live. Ticking things off on your to do list just makes the prospect of kicking the bucket so much easier to come to grips with, n'est pas?
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    17/04/2017 #10 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Paul Walters Another thoughtful piece and I love the Susan Sontag quote. Thanks again Paul for keeping the fantasies alive.
    Paul Walters
    17/04/2017 #9 Paul Walters
    #8 @Ian Weinberg I shall see you on the highveld!!!
    Ian Weinberg
    17/04/2017 #8 Ian Weinberg
    #5 That would be great @Gert Scholtz and @Paul Walters
    Paul Walters
    17/04/2017 #7 Paul Walters
    #5 @Gert Scholtz I shall be in your neck of the woods about mid June . perhaps you could send me your tel no via e mail to walterspaul7@gmail.com and I shall call when there and yup ...we shall meet. I will be staying in Parkview
    Netta Virtanen
    17/04/2017 #6 Netta Virtanen
    @Paul Walters Good one! =) Loved the quote "there is more to be seen than can ever be seen, and more to do than can ever be done.” Very true. Nusa Penida looks amazing!
    Gert Scholtz
    17/04/2017 #5 Gert Scholtz
    @Paul Walters One more for your bucket list Paul - as you visit SA later this year, do come by and let's arrange a get together with @Ian Weinberg joining as well. I will have a few buckets ready for us to kick around!
  16. ProducerStephanie Brookes
    Little Africa - Baluran National Park Java Indonesia
    Little Africa - Baluran National Park Java Indonesia Baluran National Park - Little Africa, Java, Indonesia Savannah Dreaming Leaning over the sturdy railing at the waterhole, I made sure to look up to check no lazy cats were lounging in the trees above me. This was Macan Tutul country –...
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    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    18/04/2017 #5 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Between you Stephanie and @Paul Walters I getting to know this area of the world well! beautiful images! thank you for sharing your experience with us.
    Paul Walters
    17/04/2017 #4 Paul Walters
    @Stephanie Brookes welcome back!!!
    @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    16/04/2017 #3 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    Beautiful
    Thanks @Stephanie Brookes for showing us this wonder
    Dean Owen
    16/04/2017 #2 Dean Owen
    What a fabulous article! I've never been to the national park but definitely something to schedule on my next visit to East Java. I love that last photo. Could even be used on a label for Scotch Whiskey!
    Gert Scholtz
    16/04/2017 #1 Gert Scholtz
    @Stephanie Brookes Stunning article and photos Stephanie. What an interesting story of Elizabeth the turtle. Thank you for the post.
  17. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    12/04/2017
    The Lamma Way of Life
    The Lamma Way of LifeIt almost feels as if I have lived there for many years. I have a well-tuned familiarity with the island city. Truth be told, I have never ventured far from the confines of the Shangri-La, Westin or wherever I holed up. I know...
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    Randall Burns
    16/04/2017 #33 Randall Burns
    Great Buzz @Dean Owen ! looks like a place I would love to see. Roxy Music Avalon! I had that record! LMAO! Great album...Does it fit in your DVD player?
    Aleta Curry
    14/04/2017 #32 Aleta Curry
    #29 Yay! (You see Ken, Lisa gets it!)

    I think they'd be the best tour guides, too. Just as long as I can eat, eat, EAT!
    Aleta Curry
    14/04/2017 #31 Aleta Curry
    #28 You totally missed the boat, Ken. Men! Hopeless!
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/04/2017 #30 Sara Jacobovici
    Love the buzz and discussion @Dean Owen. Thanks for letting me have a peek of a corner of the world that I would not have had a chance on my own to see.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/04/2017 #29 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #27 We can meet up first... just need two more females and we will out number the boys @Aleta Curry ;-) I still vote for the boys for our tour guides... these men have all been places I can only dream of.
    Ken Boddie
    14/04/2017 #28 Ken Boddie
    #27 The Gender Neutral Mob from the Gap doesn't quite have the same ring, Aleta. But hey, if you wanna be one of the boys ..... 😂
    Aleta Curry
    14/04/2017 #27 Aleta Curry
    #17 #19 #26 - Hey, wait a minute, how come I get left outta this? What am I, chopped liver?! [Smile turns to pout in under five seconds.]
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/04/2017 #26 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #19 #17 #20 Well boys, I feel honored. I sure would have the bests travels hosts a gal could ask for! Ok, I need a gofundme page so I can begin my journey LOL!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/04/2017 #25 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #17 #19 #20 Galactic Airways direct from Pa... who can say no to this? ;-). It seems I'll need Galactic's shuttle service too, lots of travel to get done LOL. Wow, I'm going to be busy and gone for some time it seems LOL. I need to win the lottery!!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/04/2017 #24 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #16 Holy wow! 17,000 Paul, I had no idea! Could spend your entire life Island hopping.
    Jerry Fletcher
    13/04/2017 #23 Jerry Fletcher
    Dean, Thank you. What I like about your posts is the fact that you understand the human need for calm even within the spectacle places. You make armchair travel worthwhile.
    Ken Boddie
    13/04/2017 #22 Ken Boddie
    #21 Not sure about the pink shirt, but wearing pink Bermuda shorts on a United Airlines flight would be an obvious target for the eviction brigade. Trust you will take the belt and braces approach to travel in future and both avoid flying United and wearing clothing potentially hazardous to your health. 🤣
    Dean Owen
    13/04/2017 #21 Dean Owen
    #18 When you mention the guy in the pink shirt, it would usually be me but not in this case. I think he paddled to the island as the only other option was to take a United flight.
    Dean Owen
    13/04/2017 #20 Dean Owen
    #15 #16 #19 then a temple tour of Asia, Borobudur, Angkor Wat, Kinkakuji, and Jokhang in Lhasa! Book your tickets Lisa, just make sure to avoid United!
    Gert Scholtz
    13/04/2017 #19 Gert Scholtz
    @Ken Boddie Aah, now that sounds good! But @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher will have to fly via South Africa where @Paul Walters and I will receive her and show her the Big Five (animals, not the Gap Boys) en-route to joining the @Dean Owen in the magical east.
    Ken Boddie
    13/04/2017 #18 Ken Boddie
    Hey, Dean-san, been running round like the proverbial blue ****** fly, preparing for my trip to Nippon, and only now have I had a chance to look at your photos on my Mac, instead of my iPhone. Tell me, what's the guy in the pink shirt doing in the bottom pic? Looks like he's paddle boarding, which seems quite improbable.
    Ken Boddie
    13/04/2017 #17 Ken Boddie
    #15 Just heard the latest fake news, Lisa. Galactic Airways is commencing direct flights from Pennsylvania to "China, Singapore, Bali and more" as soon as the price of bacon goes up dramatically (i.e. when pigs fly). 🤣 Come on over to "where no Trump has gone before". The 'Boys from the Gap' (@Dean Owen, @Paul Walters, @Gert Scholtz and myself) await your arrival !
    Paul Walters
    13/04/2017 #16 Paul Walters
    #15 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Just a stat. There are 17,000 islands in Indonesia alone !!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/04/2017 #15 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #8 Until I joined beBee @Dean Owen, I never thought of seeking out places like China, Singapore, Bali and more. That was until I began reading buzzes by you, @Paul Walters & @Ken Boddie who've shared so many wonderful buzzes about places you've actually visited and/or happen to live in. You men need to collaborate and put together a travel website ;-) I would love to be able to hop on a plane, well that may be a few planes before I finally hit my destination, right?
    Aaron Skogen
    13/04/2017 #14 Aaron Skogen
    Cool pics @Dean Owen. I've not been, yet would enjoy a visit. I'm not one for pretense, but as a launch point for several ferry trips to points unknown, HK sounds like a great place to start. . .
  18. Alan Culler

    Alan Culler

    09/04/2017
    Happy Birthday, Javier. Hope you have a fantastic day surrounded by all the well wishes from bees. Alan Culler
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  19. Dean Owen

    Dean Owen

    08/04/2017
    Nice day for a climb! Dean Owen
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    Ken Boddie
    08/04/2017 #1 Ken Boddie
    A peek at the peak through a bower of flower? I trust the abundance of 'red tape' is not a Freudian addition, Dean-san?
  20. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    07/04/2017
    Goldwynisms
    GoldwynismsSamuel Goldwyn, the film mogul, was known for his humorous statements using contradictory words and idioms. His phrases are often quoted, so much so that Goldwynism is a defined word in dictionaries. He was notorious for his misuse of language....
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    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    09/04/2017 #33 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    Excellent Gert

    Another batch for my #Quotes for Twitter and LinkedIn
    Gert Scholtz
    09/04/2017 #32 Gert Scholtz
    @Sara Jacobovici @Pascal Derrien @Ian Weinberg Sometimes a bit of levity brings a smile back into our lives. A last self-appropriate Goldwynism: "If I look confused it's because I'm thinking" Thanking you for your comments.
    Pascal Derrien
    09/04/2017 #31 Pascal Derrien
    ''Flashbacks are a thing of the past'' this is so 2016 indeed :-)
    Ian Weinberg
    08/04/2017 #30 Ian Weinberg
    Thanks for the generous contribution of mirth Oom @Gert Scholtz. Sorely needed in our part of the world right now. Dankie en sterkte!
    Sara Jacobovici
    08/04/2017 #29 Sara Jacobovici
    Great fun @Gert Scholtz, thank you. What added to the enjoyment was after reading your post, reading the comments!
    Gert Scholtz
    08/04/2017 #28 Gert Scholtz
    #24 @🐝 Fatima G. Williams Thanks Fatima. Glad you had a serious laugh and no less fun on this week goodend!
    Gert Scholtz
    08/04/2017 #27 Gert Scholtz
    #25 Thanks for the comments John. I think your line is actually very true: "Quotes are really soundbites in disguise". Quotes do sound better when actually heard and when stated in context.
    John Rylance
    08/04/2017 #26 John Rylance
    Oops it should be "in disguise"
    Now you Cana quote me.
    John Rylance
    08/04/2017 #25 John Rylance
    When somebody said to Oscar Wilde " I wish I had said that " He replied "you will you will" How many of us haven't quoted not only Oscar but Sam and others. Some quotes are becoming a bit dog-eared.
    I think quotes are really sound bites I need disguise.
    Don't quote me on that if you are telling others what I've written.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    08/04/2017 #24 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Have a week goodend! This was not less fun to read. Had a good laugh. Thanks @Gert Scholtz Together we all individually laughed 😂😂👍
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    08/04/2017 #23 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Well you know how it is Gert. I love flying information that hits me as funny;)
    Gert Scholtz
    08/04/2017 #22 Gert Scholtz
    #5 @Susan 🐝 Rooks Thanks very much Susan - I am glad your enjoyed the post. And here's a last one from Goldwyn for you: "If you can't give me your word of honor, will you give me your promise?" Have a good weekend!
    Gert Scholtz
    08/04/2017 #21 Gert Scholtz
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @David B. Grinberg And here's another one for you: "Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined". Thanks for reading and have a good weekend!
    Gert Scholtz
    08/04/2017 #20 Gert Scholtz
    #15 @Martin Wright It might have been Goldwyn who also said: "Let's not spoil the fun with the facts" :) Thanks for your comments Martin - glad you enjoyed it.
    Gert Scholtz
    08/04/2017 #19 Gert Scholtz
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit @Praveen Raj Gullepalli @debasish majumder Goldwyn also quipped: " They stayed away in droves" - thanks for joining the post in a drove!
    Gert Scholtz
    08/04/2017 #18 Gert Scholtz
    #8 @Ken Boddie @Paul Walters Thanks! Another one from Goldwyn: "I don't want yes-men around me. I want everyone to tell the truth, even if it costs them their jobs."
    Gert Scholtz
    08/04/2017 #17 Gert Scholtz
    #6 @Dean Owen @Kevin Pashuk Thanks. Another Goldwynism: "Colour television? Bah! I'l believe it when I see it in black and white!"
    Gert Scholtz
    08/04/2017 #16 Gert Scholtz
    #3 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman Thanks Franci. He also said: "Modern dancing is old fashioned" :))
    Martin Wright
    08/04/2017 #15 Martin Wright
    I really enjoyed reading that. Even Sam Goldwyn knew some of the quotes attributed to him were actually old vaudeville jokes, he soon learned not to get upset by them because they made people warm to him. Also they may appear dumb but they are actually all true in their way.

    An enjoyable post read by a real film nut.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/04/2017 #14 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    These were great @Gert Scholtz, I loved this one: "If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive."
  21. ProducerKen Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    07/04/2017
    The Mystic Magic of Central Java
    The Mystic Magic of Central JavaConsidering that Indonesia is on our doorstep, and one of our closest 'overseas' neighbours, so many Australians don't venture beyond Bali when planning a holiday there. Yet the heterogeneity of the Indonesian Archipelago is mind blowing. It's...
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    Ken Boddie
    09/04/2017 #31 Ken Boddie
    #29 I sincerely hope that the Shiraz fermentation process (yeast + sugar = alcohol + carbon dioxide) is enough to counter the bacterial input from animal waste, Lisa. After all, farmers have been using chicken poo, etc as a natural fertiliser for years, and I'm sure that the original treading of the grapes with sweaty feet, after a hard day's picking, would have even turned the Romans off wine, had it been thought problematic to consumption.
    Let's raise our wine glasses, Lisa, and drink to that natural bouquet! 👃🍷
    Ken Boddie
    09/04/2017 #30 Ken Boddie
    #27 Perhaps I allowed may imagination to run away with me, Lisa, on the gathering process, as Kopi Luwak is a relatively large industry in Indo. The Dept of Ag in Oz, however, appears to agree with my scepticism. If you wish to learn more about this intriguing subject, then my good friend, Dr Google, will doubtless be all too happy to assist. 🤗
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    09/04/2017 #29 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #23 Priceless Ken, please no fecal matter. I love a good, peppery red wine but please don't soak my grapes in fecal matter.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    09/04/2017 #28 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #22 Best served warm while seated on a stool @Dean Owen? Pun intended or no? Shit is warm and steamy and it's called stool LOL!! Do you really like it?
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    09/04/2017 #27 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #20 @Ken Boddie, if I could have given you 10 plusses on this I would have. I could not stop laughing after I read about the poor soul who has to pick through the poo beans, you've had a cup of it (not the droppings... my laughter began there) and it's shit coffee- uhmm well, sort of literally?!! I want to see the pics. The people who eat and/or drink things we aren't privy to just rave about it. I don't think poo or shall I say, shit coffee beans would delight me. Soak them in bourbon and I will gladly have a cup. I don't even drink bourbon but for some reason that sounds a bit tasty.
    Ken Boddie
    08/04/2017 #26 Ken Boddie
    This initial 'bo peep', Paul, is but a jolly jaunt around Jogja; judged justifiably to be Java's most jalapic jackpot. The grand tour of Java Timur, Java Tenga and Java Barat await your further pleasure, Pakde.
    Paul Walters
    08/04/2017 #25 Paul Walters
    @Ken Boddie Thanks for this delightful 'jaunt around Java " . Ain't it grand !!!
    Dean Owen
    08/04/2017 #24 Dean Owen
    #23 Sounds like a challenge! Fried stinky tofu, Taiwan style!
    Ken Boddie
    08/04/2017 #23 Ken Boddie
    #22
    If it comes on a platter,
    With some tofu fried in batter,
    I will taste with some haste,
    But, please, no faecal matter!
    ☕️
    Dean Owen
    08/04/2017 #22 Dean Owen
    #17 #20 Oh yummy! Actually rather a pleasant tasting coffee if you have preference for less acidity. Best served warm while seated on a stool...
    Ken Boddie
    08/04/2017 #21 Ken Boddie
    #19 I'd love to show you around the joys of Yogya, Gert, and I have a few family members who would be happy to assist. But I would suggest a more expert guide in the Prambanan area, as the temple complex (which includes Plaosan and Sewu temples) is extensive and the history beyond the retention of my ageing grey matter.
    Ken Boddie
    08/04/2017 #20 Ken Boddie
    #17 Ah the delicious smell of kopi luwak, Lisa (the Indos have a problem with the letter 'f'). Banned by Australia's Department of Immigration, for obvious biological reasons, the beans are passed naturally through the digestive system of a civet ('luwak' in Bahasa Indonesia), which is more like a cat than a monkey. I've often wondered about the poor sod who's job is to retrieve the beans from a fresh pile of civet droppings. I've had a cup of this (the coffee not the droppings), which I'm embarrassed to say I paid for, in a coffee plantation in Bali, and have the photos to prove it. Personally, I think it's 'shit' coffee, how about you, @Paul Walters? I seem to remember we had a discussion about kopi luwak previously, @Dean Owen?
    Gert Scholtz
    08/04/2017 #19 Gert Scholtz
    @Ken Boddie Many thanks for the UNESCO video link. I would like someday to visit Prambanang - accompanied by you, Ken.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/04/2017 #17 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #15 What is the traditional way coffee is served in Indonesia Ken? I keep thinking of the monkeys who poop the beans and those are used but I forget where that is popular? Foodies will say it's the best. I don't think I could drink that coffee lol. As for their calves, I noticed! It would be a very hard job, indeed. I like how you inserted song titles, you are pretty crafty there Ken :))
    Ken Boddie
    08/04/2017 #16 Ken Boddie
    #12 I'll accept your 'global citizen' title, Praveen, and raise you a "gentleman and a scholar' my friend. 😀
    Ken Boddie
    08/04/2017 #15 Ken Boddie
    #11 not a great fan of the traditional way coffee is served in Indo, Lisa, where I tend to prefer mint tea. Moving on from the 'lucky' former Sultan's propensity to rock and roll with his groupies, and since the subject of lava flows is too hot to handle, let me expand upon the rigours of the 'tukang becak' or Indo's version of the bikie. As you suggest, these guys are fit and have calf muscles like the biceps on The Rock or Mr T. Hard way to earn a living. As for the Affandi giant, all I can say is that 'art' comes in many shapes and sizes. 🤔
    Ken Boddie
    08/04/2017 #14 Ken Boddie
    #10 So happy to please, @debasish majumder . Bearing in mind your country's ancient former colonisation of parts of Indonesia, I trust that you may have some affinity with some of its culture?
    Ken Boddie
    08/04/2017 #13 Ken Boddie
    #9 Bearing in mind your interest in things extraterrestrial, David, and my Scottish background, I'm sure we can work some transportation out between us. Why not start with a simple "Beam me up, Scotty"? 😂
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    08/04/2017 #12 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Lovely walkthrough Ken! Can relate to such much of all the stuff you talk about. Even the ambience. Multicuktural immersion sure does make a global citizen, which you quintessentially are, by far!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/04/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    What a great description of Jogja (java) which I first thought you were going to mention coffee ;-) I love the photos. I bet the Sultan felt pretty 'lucky,' eh? The very old buildings are well preserved and kept. The Hindu Temple looks amazing. Omgosh, I can't imagine being in that bunker when the lava came flowing down :(( The photo of you and your wife standing next to the statue of artist Affandi- love it! I wonder if the men who are human taxis ever get tired? That has to be a tough job physically but they have probably been doing it so long it's easy peasy for them?! Great tour guide @Ken Boddie!
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