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  1. ProducerKen Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    19/01/2017
    What are you laughing at?
    What are you laughing at?Why do we laugh? Do all cultures and creatures laugh? Is laughter really the best medicine?What happens when we tickle rats?If you are bursting at the seams to find out the answers to these soul searching, contemplative, ridiculous, yet strangely...
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  2. ProducerSushmita Thakare Jain
    Are we really SAFE?
    Are we really SAFE?Hello, my dear fellow bees.Let me begin this post with a simple question?What do you know India for?INDIA a beautiful country where people from all around the globe visit, a country where gods & goddesses are prayed for blessings and...
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    DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    19/01/2017 #31 DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    thanks for sharing such relevant topic... here in Brazil we have similar "issues" about man and woman...all of us ought to pay attention to it.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    19/01/2017 #30 🐝 Fatima Williams
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley You have really tapped into a very sensitive topic that some men in India and some men over the world don't give heed to. I will comment on this shortly. Thank you for the tag
    Julie Hickman
    19/01/2017 #29 Julie Hickman
    I have no answers to the utter evil of rape and the general population being accepting of the status quo. Women are meant to be cherished and are an undeniable force for the good of mankind.

    One could just imagine if every son, brother, father, or loving husband made it a mission to eliminate violence against women. These same men could be the best advocates and greatest allies in the struggle to keep their mothers, sisters, daughters and wives safe on earth. Don't be silent. Thank you @Sushmita Thakare Jain for your advocacy and thank you @Donna-Luisa Eversley for including me in the discussion.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    19/01/2017 #28 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #16 @David B. Grinberg want to free the world from these junkyard dogs will take time but that doesn't mean we must not take steps
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    19/01/2017 #27 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #15 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman thank you for sharing the post ahead, I agree & believe persistence is the key
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    19/01/2017 #26 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #14 Thank you, @Dean Owen for supporting unfortunately here it is all about who hold's the power which currently I do not hold. The change to come has a long way to go but will never stop trying, Fingers Crossed!
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    19/01/2017 #25 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #13 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher it's good we have that rage within us to spark up the change now and further for a better tomorrow, thank you for sharing your views dear appreciate it!
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    19/01/2017 #24 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #12 @Sara Jacobovici thank you glad you agree with me and share your views regarding the same, as it's only our views wich are the starting point to bring in the needed changes.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    19/01/2017 #23 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #11 @Aurorasa Sima you are so right, the mindset change cannot be changed suddenly but if we start now maybe there is a hope down the line few generations later will women be respected the way they should be.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    19/01/2017 #22 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #7 @Donna-Luisa Eversley thank you for sharing the post, my dear! I am flattered by the response never knew random words unedited but from the heart can be effective. Thank you for motivating me in expressing myself and my feelings. I feel the same way each time a woman or a girl is victmized by these beasts. Our words cannot do justice to them but it can help in raising voices so that this inhuman act doesn't happen again not here but anywhere in the world.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    19/01/2017 #21 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #6 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit will definitely check the video out. I so connect with you on banning, remember even the Nirbhaya case episode was banned by Indian Broadcasting commission and made to reshoot cutting most parts of it.

    But, that doesn't change the truth. Does it?
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    19/01/2017 #20 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #5 @Jan 🐝 Barbosa let's start small but do something about it!
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    19/01/2017 #19 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #4 That's true @debasish majumder but there are few who think this way, normally it is the other way around. Need to change that
    Brian McKenzie
    19/01/2017 #18 Brian McKenzie
    "What does the assumption that dress can contribute to rape say about men?" The appropriate question is, What does this say about criminals, deviants, rapists and pedophiles? - P.S. None of those groups are mutually exclusive to a specific gender.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    19/01/2017 #17 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #3 @Julio Angel Lopez Lopez thank you for commenting and sharing your views appreciate it glad you agree
    David B. Grinberg
    19/01/2017 #16 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for opening up about this important issue Sushmita. I would just say that any man who intentionally disrespects women is really no man at all. And any man who hurts women -- physically and/or emotionally -- is a junkyard dog. There's never a legitimate reason to abuse women or girls -- period!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    19/01/2017 #15 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    @Sushmita Thakare Jain, I support your voice and I am glad you are bringing awareness to this horrible problem. I agree with Aurorasa it is the mindset that needs to be changed; and I agree with Dean that in order for any movement to succeed, it must be strong and persistent. I read something about this happening in India a while ago and found it to be extremely disturbing. My heart goes out to women anywhere in the world that are subjected to abuse and rape. Thank you, @Donna-Luisa Eversley for tagging me.
    Dean Owen
    19/01/2017 #14 Dean Owen
    We learn from history that any movement, whether it is women's rights, suffrage, or whatever, can't be fleeting if it is to succeed. It must be strong and very persistent. I see passion and spirit within you @Sushmita Thakare Jain View more
    We learn from history that any movement, whether it is women's rights, suffrage, or whatever, can't be fleeting if it is to succeed. It must be strong and very persistent. I see passion and spirit within you @Sushmita Thakare Jain, so if you want change, don't let it rest with the writing of this article. You have a gift and you have a voice. Loved the article. Close
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    19/01/2017 #13 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Sushmita Thakare Jain this was so honestly powerful I am feeling rage that I can't put into words. NO, it's not the woman's fault. What is wrong with Indian Culture to allow this? Is this widespread throughout India? These men are animals who have been raised to believe a woman IS THEIR OBJECT to do with, whatever they please. This is wrong and criminal. I can't imagine the fear so many Indian women have. They are repressing women by use of force, humiliation, sexual assault and more! This must end. I'm glad you wrote this, I'm sorry this happens (that feels so shallow) just to say I'm sorry. These men need to be in jail, new laws enacted to protect women. It's time for repression to end. No girls and women, IT"S NOT YOUR FAULT!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/01/2017 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    #10 Thank you for the tag @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I support the voice of @Sushmita Thakare Jain and those who have commented. Rape is a violent crime. It is not a sexual act. It is an aggressive act related to issues of power and control. That is why any blame on the part of women as arousing the perpetrator sexually has to be removed. The perpetrator is not aroused by the look of the woman but by the act of overpowering and controlling her. So if a woman is being pushed into a subservient role, the community in which she lives is to blame for the rape. It is her perceived weaker status created by the community that has aroused the perpetrator to commit this violent crime.
  3. ProducerDon 🐝 Kerr

    Don 🐝 Kerr

    17/01/2017
    Getting my wheels spinning
    Getting my wheels spinningFor members of the Car Hive - I don't have a Morgan. I would like to have one but that's not what this is about.Anyone who writes - professionally or as an enthusiastic hobbyist - will have experienced the occasional moment when the words disappear....
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    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    19/01/2017 #9 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Don 🐝 Kerr..Hate to admit it but if I get one of the older models of a Jaguar, think I can be a happier princess😉... Love your post...
    Dean Owen
    18/01/2017 #8 Dean Owen
    I think many of us have been down that road. For me it's the configurator on the Maserati website where you can select down to the stitching on the seat. I do love the Morgan's and was tempted a few years to sell off organ parts to by the totally impractical three wheeler. But living the last 18 years in countries where cars cost 3 times the price in the US usually means I settle for a Japanese car. I do love the frivolous pursuits of colour coding and rim selecting on car configurators. Who knew that such a frivolous pursuit would result in a gem of an article....
    Paul Walters
    18/01/2017 #7 Paul Walters
    @Don 🐝 Kerr Ok, I'm all heart ....I'll buy you that Morgan. Please collect and ship from Bali
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    17/01/2017 #6 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Phil Friedman @Kevin Pashuk @Pascal Derrien Getting the motors running takes a bit more effort. See what I can come up with. thanks for stopping by gents.
    Pascal Derrien
    17/01/2017 #5 Pascal Derrien
    My first car was 2CV my grandfather gave it to my dad who passed it on to me, heating was crap and a lot of fresh air engulfing in the brain in winter keeping creative juice fresh and crispy ..... :-0
    Kevin Pashuk
    17/01/2017 #4 Kevin Pashuk
    A great way to get the creative juices flowing... now if you could only design the car, then 3D print a wee version of it...

    I fully agree that driving a minivan (or grocery getter) requires surrender of your man badge. We have owned them but I would only get behind the wheel under duress... I'm pretty easy going, but there are some lines I don't like crossing.
    Phil Friedman
    17/01/2017 #3 Phil Friedman
    Don, this is a great piece... and a great idea. Build a car on the manufacturer's site... then print it all out. Hold it. Caress it. Kind of one's own virtual reality. I'm in for getting our wheels spinning. Now, what do you suggest for getting our motors running? Cheers!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    17/01/2017 #2 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #1 Why thanks for that encouragement from S.A.
    Gert Scholtz
    17/01/2017 #1 Gert Scholtz
    @Don 🐝 Kerr You've spun the wheels and laid the tracks for the road to words! Love this inventive post Don.
  4. ProducerKyle Kumpf

    Kyle Kumpf

    17/01/2017
    The Coffee Habit: What can you learn from your coffee obsession?
    The Coffee Habit: What can you learn from your coffee obsession?Preface: Even if you don't enjoy coffee, please read. I think you'll still be able to get something valuable from doing so.I drink a cup (or four) of coffee every week day without even thinking about it. It's like my brain subconsciously urges my...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/01/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Nice way to approach changing a habit you want to break @Kyle Kumpf. I do enjoy coffee but I'm lucky, I only drink 1 maybe 2 cups per day. I did give up smoking over 4 years ago. When I did it, I told no one. I found in the past I would tell others I was going to give it up and I added more pressure to myself. After 4 weeks of not smoking I felt safe to share it with others. I am proud that I've been smoke free for over 4 years now. On another note: Exercise- I find if you have a partner to go with and hold each other to it well, it makes exercising more bearable for one and both people are accountable. Nice buzz!
  5. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    17/01/2017
                                                       Freewheeling !!!
    Freewheeling !!!Before I launch into this piece I should perhaps fill readers in with a few details on how management works in our household.Management here  rises each day 5.30am and I watch through slitted eyes, feigning sleep as she ponders whether to a) don her...
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    Paul Walters
    19/01/2017 #16 Paul Walters
    #13 Done madam !!!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    19/01/2017 #15 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Fun read, @Paul Walters. I'm glad you survived the bike ride and kudos to the upper management - oh and kudos to you too for being a good sport.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    19/01/2017 #14 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    We now know why management makes the big bucks. A keen ability to match workers with their current skillset. This was one tremendously breezy read, @Paul Walters. I felt the wind thru my hair the entire read down the page....

    I am now wondering just how I can full-fat-milk people for much money while taking all the effort out of their weekend adventures....this is one genius genus of vacation business concepts.
    Sarah Elkins
    19/01/2017 #13 Sarah Elkins
    #11 Oh yes, @Paul Walters, when you get to Montana we'll get outside for some fun outdoorsy stuff. If you're here in summer, we'll take a leisurely float on the Missouri River in our kayaks, accompanied by a cooler with beer and gin/tonic, and yummy snacks. Just let me know when you choose to hit the mountains as a break from your tropical paradise!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    19/01/2017 #12 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Paul Walters I'm only pausing from my fits of laughter to comment that ..You have surely made my day. I love your upper management. You are indeed hilarious🐝🐝🐝🐝😂😂
    Paul Walters
    18/01/2017 #11 Paul Walters
    #10 @Sarah Elkins Thanks for that. I seriously have to get to Montana it looks simply gorgeous and if I do happen to get there you could take me skiing , gentle slopes please and all downhill if you wouldnt mind. Thanks for stopping by and please remember the article was full of hyperbole ... I do exercise...I mean I did get up this morning !
    Sarah Elkins
    18/01/2017 #10 Sarah Elkins
    That's my kind of ride, @Paul Walters! And I could have used something like that on Sunday, instead of the downhill skiing I did. Not at all the same thing, not at all relaxing. My leg workout a few days before set me up for disaster on Sunday. I had to step after every couple of turns to lean forward and stop my thighs from burning. So. Much. Pain. It took two of those runs before my legs loosened up and I was able to enjoy myself. Of course, at least I wasn't trying to ski uphill!
    Elisabeth Lenahan
    18/01/2017 #9 Anonymous
    Kevin Pashuk
    17/01/2017 #8 Kevin Pashuk
    Thoroughly enjoyable read Paul.. I must commend you on your negotiation skills that let you stay home whilst the senior management goes out to exercise.

    As for the bike ride? My wife and I did a similar thing in Hawaii... 30 km of coasting. Almost as good as the other type of 'bike' riding I do... which involves a motor and leather jacket.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    17/01/2017 #7 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Usually peddling downhill means that at some point you must peddle up. I guess Management had that all figured out. Lucky you!
    Dean Owen
    17/01/2017 #6 Dean Owen
    Glad you weren't fired! Did you get a bonus for completing the task?
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/01/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #4 I'll be watching for you! ;-)
    Paul Walters
    17/01/2017 #4 Paul Walters
    #2 Thanks @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher brushing up on my French
    Paul Walters
    17/01/2017 #3 Paul Walters
    #2 Thanks Pascal methinks management here did several MBA degrees
    Pascal Derrien
    17/01/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    that's the best management article I have read in a long long time @Paul Walters :-)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/01/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Ah, how I enjoyed this story @Paul Walters! Kudo's to management, she sounds extremely fit... I could take lessons from her but 5am is too early for me? The coffee beans, uhm, no thanks on this end either! Wait a sec, if you peddled downhill to get to your destination, didn't you have to peddle uphill to get back? Glad you had a good time and never rule out the Tour De France! :))
  6. ProducerStephanie Brookes
    Cockfighting Showdown - Bali, Indonesia
    Cockfighting Showdown - Bali, IndonesiaCOCKFIGHTING SHOWDOWN I witnessed my first cockfight in Bali, in a small village just outside Ubud. I stumbled upon it by chance when I was running, with a local sports club, on a Saturday afternoon. Our route took us through a temple complex in the...
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    Dean Owen
    17/01/2017 #1 Dean Owen
    That's a cool picture. I've seen cock fighting in Batangas in the Philippines but never in Indonesia. Cool article.
  7. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    15/01/2017
    Shadow Boy
    Shadow BoyNot always easy to make new acquaintances when you blow in a hood where you don’t know anybody. Sometimes you get picked on because you have a different accent or because people don’t warm easily to novelty. Now I had become a master at integrating...
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    Pascal Derrien
    17/01/2017 #40 Pascal Derrien
    #39 thank you @Bernard Poulin I am pretty humbled by your comments, I am just a regular guy who likes to play with words and it seems this small vignette for some reasons is resonating with people, it says more about the people who made some comments than the post it self I suppose
    Bernard Poulin
    17/01/2017 #39 Bernard Poulin
    There is a serious difference between all the artwork created in the world and "art". Artwork is a thing which says nothing more than that "we made something" - a physical thing, a product. At other times our artwork begins to speak on its own. It reaches out to others and touches and moves them. This is what has happened here: : universal impact. It is a rare 0ccurrence in artwork but is always present in art. Art - that which is transferred from our "insides" to the canvas or paper or stone - and once freed to speak - emerges from the artwork, reaching beyond the creator to speak and share itself with and "give" to others because that is what art does.. Bravo. This is "art". (and I'm not easily brought into the common ordinary fold that considers everything we do art.)
    Pascal Derrien
    16/01/2017 #38 Pascal Derrien
    Thanks @Pamela 🐝 Williams I got into books and music big time after that move to keep me entertained with the other moves to come. It seems you were in great company back then ☺ its kind of you sharing that side of your life
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    16/01/2017 #37 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    This story touched me Pascal. Being a child growing up in a military family we moved constantly. I had siblings, 6 in fact and all extroverts, which at times was overwhelming to this introvert. I too was described as a 'loner'. But then I was shuffled around, a lot. I lived with grandparents from ages 2-5, and they moved almost every year, whenever my grandfather moved on to minister a new church. Then I was sent to my Mother when it was time to start school. I turned to books and became a bookworm, always reading, because to be quite honest; I always felt like the outsider around my mother and siblings. As I look back now I realize my friends were Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, Laura Ingells Wilder and so many other characters...
    These memories stay with out, become part of us, and as I always started my stories; we are all our histories.
    Pascal Derrien
    16/01/2017 #36 Pascal Derrien
    #32 thanks SO much for sharing that poem @Kevin Pashuk :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    16/01/2017 #35 Pascal Derrien
    #33 Many thanks @Praveen Raj Gullepalli it doesn resonate indeed the shadow is now behind you :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    16/01/2017 #34 Pascal Derrien
    #31 ah thanks @Dean Owen sometimes I manage to come up with something decent...... cheers and enjoy the film :-)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    16/01/2017 #33 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    With my shadow for company, I stand resolute in the Sun; scared of only the clouds, that make my shadow run! ...and that thought just occured as I read thru your gripping post Pascal. Does it resonate? But I can relate...I can relate...
    Kevin Pashuk
    16/01/2017 #32 Kevin Pashuk
    Love the picture, and the story @Pascal Derrien. I can identify with the multiple moves as a kid. My father was transferred to new communities on a fairly regular basis.

    Your story awoke a memory of a poem that was in a school book from when I was in early grades at school. I only remember the first line, but thanks to Google, it turns out it was written by Robert Louis Stevenson and is quite germane to your post.

    My Shadow
    BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
    I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
    And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
    He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head;
    And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed.

    The funniest thing about him is the way he likes to grow—
    Not at all like proper children, which is always very slow;
    For he sometimes shoots up taller like an india-rubber ball,
    And he sometimes gets so little that there's none of him at all.

    He hasn't got a notion of how children ought to play,
    And can only make a fool of me in every sort of way.
    He stays so close beside me, he's a coward you can see;
    I'd think shame to stick to nursie as that shadow sticks to me!

    One morning, very early, before the sun was up,
    I rose and found the shining dew on every buttercup;
    But my lazy little shadow, like an arrant sleepy-head,
    Had stayed at home behind me and was fast asleep in bed.
    Dean Owen
    16/01/2017 #31 Dean Owen
    Once in a while I see a movie that I love so much, I watch it again the next day. This happens very rarely for me with articles, but this one is certainly one I will read again, and soon....
    Pascal Derrien
    16/01/2017 #30 Pascal Derrien
    #29 thanks @Harvey Loyd , one to the emotional stop on the journey indeed :-)
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/01/2017 #29 Harvey Lloyd
    What a journey and your writing of it was absorbing. Thanks for the walk @Pascal Derrien.
    Bernard Poulin
    16/01/2017 #28 Bernard Poulin
    #27 Ah, real writers, "c'est quoi?" So many call themselves artists and you don't - Kudos to you for being humble rather than bombastic like so many who have much less to offer. I still say this "series" would be fun to visit and take in. All the best.
    Pascal Derrien
    16/01/2017 #27 Pascal Derrien
    #25 thanks @Bernard Poulin there are few others in that vein under my beBee producer profile but there are greater articles from real writers spread out thru different hives :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    16/01/2017 #26 Pascal Derrien
    #24 many thanks @Paul Burge you are very good to me :-)
    Bernard Poulin
    16/01/2017 #25 Bernard Poulin
    Now, That is intriguing! Would love to see a complete exhibition of like-created works.
    Paul Burge
    16/01/2017 #24 Paul Burge
    Always look forward to reading a new producer from you @Pascal Derrien. Thanks for sharing :)
    Pascal Derrien
    16/01/2017 #23 Pascal Derrien
    #21 Many thanks @Sara Jacobovici for your continued support, comment much appreciated :-)
    Sara Jacobovici
    16/01/2017 #22 Sara Jacobovici
    @Pascal Derrien writes straight from the heart.
    Sara Jacobovici
    16/01/2017 #21 Sara Jacobovici
    Straight from the heart @Pascal Derrien. Thanks for sharing another chapter. It's great to hear the man talk about the boy.
  8. ProducerBrian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    15/01/2017
    Kyrzbekistan: Part 27
    Kyrzbekistan: Part 27Issyk Kul is a magical place - even the watermelons seem to enjoy the beach. Who knew they were migratory? I watched Lambchik play in the water and swim under the pier - the bikini looked well on her, plastered tight and translucent from the rolling...
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    Brian McKenzie
    16/01/2017 #4 Brian McKenzie
    #2 Still working on it and developing - these parts were written two years ago - I have been living the life rather than writing about it, I need to start putting together the last 2 years from Ukraine and Central Asia
    Brian McKenzie
    16/01/2017 #3 Brian McKenzie
    #1 Old, bald and out of shape - I am in no condition to be SoF - and really, even at the height of service and fitness - still wasn't. I was just a desk jockey that has been watching the game since the Soviet Union - with a few stints behind the trigger.
    Devesh Bhatt
    16/01/2017 #2 Devesh Bhatt
    You have me curious for the whole plot.
    Dean Owen
    16/01/2017 #1 Dean Owen
    Fun read. Kind reminded me of Chavez from the book Rainbow Six, my favourite Clancy novel which I don't think they ever made into film for some odd reason. Still trying to figure out your life. Were you really in the military? Special Ops?
  9. Sushmita Thakare Jain
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  10. Sushmita Thakare Jain
    Hello, everyone!!!
    Missed being here, but getting hang of the new projects took some time.
    Now back to regular contribution to beBee!
    Hope you all missed me too;-)
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
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    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    18/01/2017 #17 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #16 @Sara Jacobovici thanks dear :) it's good to be back
    Sara Jacobovici
    18/01/2017 #16 Sara Jacobovici
    Glad to see you back @Sushmita Thakare Jain!
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    17/01/2017 #15 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #12 Thanks dear @Julio Angel Lopez Lopez 😉😎🍻
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    17/01/2017 #14 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #11 Thank you @José Ramón 🐝 López ✌☺🍻
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    17/01/2017 #13 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #10 Thank you @Milos Djukic ☺😎
    Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    17/01/2017 #12 Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    good return
    José Ramón  🐝 López
    17/01/2017 #11 José Ramón 🐝 López
    Great! Welcome again @Sushmita Thakare Jain!

    :)
    Milos Djukic
    17/01/2017 #10 Anonymous
    Welcome back @Sushmita Thakare Jain :)
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    15/01/2017 #9 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #8 😚😎 It feels good ☺thank you want to as well as determined to contribute more ✌😇
    Aurorasa Sima
    15/01/2017 #8 Aurorasa Sima
    I noticed that you were missing. Glad you´re back!
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    15/01/2017 #7 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #5 Yeah, with the new projects in hand it took me half the month to take hold of it but loving the changes and now have finally worked my schedule out even to make room for more writing 😀.
    Hope my first post of the year is good fingers crossed 😇✌
    Dean Owen
    15/01/2017 #6 Dean Owen
    Going to read your book review in the morning!
    Dean Owen
    15/01/2017 #5 Dean Owen
    Was wondering where you were.... glad to see you back!
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    15/01/2017 #4 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #3 Thanks dear! Missed you all :)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    15/01/2017 #3 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Welcome back Sushmita :)
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    15/01/2017 #2 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #1 Haha ☺ thanks dear...😎
    Devesh Bhatt
    15/01/2017 #1 Devesh Bhatt
    Now that you remind me, I did miss you :)
  11. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    14/01/2017
    Afrikaans: A Short History...Of Sorts
    Afrikaans: A Short History...Of SortsAfrikaans is my home language. Spoken by twenty million people, here is the “alternatiewe storie van Afrikaans”…. During the middle 1600’s, the Dutch East India Company was the major trading company in the world. It competed at the time...
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    VDS Brink
    16/01/2017 #15 VDS Brink
    And that "Baie" in "baie dankie" is all the way from Indonesia! Gert, it is simply brilliant and my toes curl ... oeps, "my tone krul!"

    A language from the heart and second in the world of published poetry per capita. My ancestors from Denmark adding to the diversity.

    Do again!!
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    15/01/2017 #14 Graham🐝 Edwards
    Nice tale @Gert Scholtz... thx for telling it!
    Gert Scholtz
    15/01/2017 #13 Gert Scholtz
    @Ken Boddie The drink will be on me Ken.! Of course my version of the historic facts are embellished - but then, what history book is not? "Buy (many) donkeys" to you Ken!
    Gert Scholtz
    15/01/2017 #12 Gert Scholtz
    @Emilia M. Ludovino Dat zijn my plezier! Wonderful to have you reading the story Emilia - thank you. Glad your map-reading stays true to the Dutch :). Gaat je goed!
    Gert Scholtz
    15/01/2017 #11 Gert Scholtz
    #8 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Thanks you Lisa and to you I say Lekker Naweek which means have a good weekend!
    Gert Scholtz
    15/01/2017 #10 Gert Scholtz
    @Ian Weinberg @Paul Walters Paul: I had the pleasure of having coffee with Ian this week and had the treat of being regaled for two hours by Ian's interesting stories. Somehow I think the two of you will enjoy each other's company. But please, if ever this were to happen, don't leave me out!
    Gert Scholtz
    15/01/2017 #9 Gert Scholtz
    #4 @Dean Owen Ek is bly (I am happy) that you stopped by Dean! You will have to come to SA to try out the Indonesian food yourself - as long as I can be host.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/01/2017 #8 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Quite interesting @Gert Scholtz, I too, love reading about other's cultures. I think we can all learn from one another and I love the way you ended your buzz. Buy a donkey... well by George, I will Baie Dankie you for this story! Enjoy your Sunday.
    Ian Weinberg
    15/01/2017 #7 Ian Weinberg
    What a lekker storytjie @Gert Scholtz ! Baie mooi. Thanks for that. Ja-nee ons is n andere soort klomp. Proudly sefrican!
    Paul Walters
    15/01/2017 #6 Paul Walters
    Lekker Gert dankie
    Ken Boddie
    15/01/2017 #5 Ken Boddie
    It's tales like these, Gert, that I love to read - bees sharing their culture, their history and themselves.
    From one former colonial outpost to another, from the land with the Great Bight to the Land of Great Storms, I'll buy your donkey and drink à votre santé.
    Dean Owen
    15/01/2017 #4 Dean Owen
    I liked this article deliciously much! Are there any Indonesian influences on the local food? Buy a donkey my friend.
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    14/01/2017 #3 Emilia M. Ludovino
    Wonderlik! Hou daarvan! Dank u mijn vriend voor dit groot artikel. Laughing out loud reading your post dear @Gert Scholtz - being Portuguese and living in Nederlands I found it very funny. I'm already joking with my husband (Dutch) - he's a great sailor but I'm always me reading the charts when we're sailing. Now everything makes so much sense. Just love it.... Dankie!
    Gert Scholtz
    14/01/2017 #2 Gert Scholtz
    #1 @Pascal Derrien Thanks for "getting off the boat" at the post and an Afrikaans cheers to you Pascal :)
    Pascal Derrien
    14/01/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    “Baie Dankie'' for the entertaining and informative post @Gert Scholtz :-)
  12. ProducerPamela 🐝 Williams
    World Honey Bee Day
    World Honey Bee DayAs a site where the users refer to themselves as Bees I believe it appropriate that we should align ourselves with efforts to protect the bee populations of the world. An environmental scientist by education I try to stay apprised of environmental...
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    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    15/01/2017 #58 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Thanks everyone for sharing this post in different hives! Attention to the issue is the first step for resolving it!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    15/01/2017 #57 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #56 Thanks Franci! I'm very grateful for having the hive featured! Let's save our fellow Bees!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    14/01/2017 #56 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Another great article buzzing around again and I will join and feature the World Honey Bee Day hive. 😃 Thank you for the tag @Ken Boddie. Let's buzz with the best of them.
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/01/2017 #55 Sara Jacobovici
    #54 Done!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    14/01/2017 #54 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #51 Thank you Sara! It is important. Be sure to join the hive World Honey Bee Day in which I will be sharing articles, research, and posts on Bees and what the individual can do to help the Bee's environment.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    14/01/2017 #53 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #52 Perfectly logical to me Lada :-) Thank you!
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    14/01/2017 #52 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    You know me, @Ken Boddie and @Pamela 🐝 Williams, I'll share this post on several engineering hives because bees are nature's engineers and mathematicians. :-)
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/01/2017 #51 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks for tagging me @Ken Boddie. I'm sorry I missed this buzz the first time you posted it @Pamela 🐝 Williams. All the power to you for keeping this very important message current!!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    14/01/2017 #50 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #46 Thanks Devesh! Native plants are ALWAYS the best option for protecting Native animals and insects.
    I've created a Hive and I invite everyone to share suggestions for native plants to plant in their region of the world.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    14/01/2017 #49 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #47 Thank you Todd! I have just created a Hive: World Honey Bee Day, and I invite you to join and help gather and share information on the plight of our Bee populations
    Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    14/01/2017 #48 Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    That's a bee-autiful and insightful article. It's unbeelivable how much bees have to suffer because of our dependence on chemicals.
    Todd Jones
    14/01/2017 #47 Todd Jones
    Humans are a curious lot. Our proclivity toward self destruction seems boundless, even in the face of scientific evidence. We need to look no further than our President Elect's position on global warming for confirmation of this tendency. Thankfully, our ability to engineer our way back from the edge of ruin rivals our penchant for creating it. Back in the 1980's the destructive effect of chlorofluorocarbons on the ozone layer was a hot topic, which was addressed through a combination of legislation, scientific research, and new product development. So hope doth remain.

    The shocking collapse of bee colonies is a crisis that requires immediate attention. In my mind, this is an underpublicized predicament more pressing than global warming. Let's not wait for mass starvation to be the prompt for us to get serious about solving this looming disaster.

    Excellent post @Pamela 🐝 Williams. Sharing forward.
    Devesh Bhatt
    14/01/2017 #46 Devesh Bhatt
    Plant local trees, esp fruit trees. The ecosystem around it, including bees will benefit from it.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    14/01/2017 #45 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #43 Thanks Gert! I'm going to re-schedule on Paul's TweetPack
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    14/01/2017 #44 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #42 Buying local honey is an excellent idea! Writing companies that sell honey and asking them to ensure producers of other products aren't using these deadly pesticides on crops would be another great move.
    Gert Scholtz
    14/01/2017 #43 Gert Scholtz
    @Pamela 🐝 Williams @Ken Boddie Shared on Twitter. Excellent "honey " for thought. Thank you Pam.
    Dean Owen
    14/01/2017 #42 Dean Owen
    Bee challenge accepted. Would buying more honey also work? Push up demand. If it did work, perhaps a campaign to champion honey instead of Nutella as Ferrero are staunchly defending their use of palm oil in Nutella and Orangutans are dying too!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    14/01/2017 #41 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    FYI: World Honey Bee Day for 2017 is August 19th. We should put the world out, share posts on this important subject (there are others, if anyone comes across them, share them as well)
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    14/01/2017 #40 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #37 And following from that: Share to Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and any other site that the Bees have a presence!
    thanks for resurrecting this post @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher!!
  13. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    12/01/2017
    Shakriyl : Seeking Utopia
    Shakriyl : Seeking UtopiaMy name is Shakriyl IV tomorrow I will be Shakriyl V. Tomorrow is the 23rd of March 3245. I am the governor of the confederation of Aika comprising Earth, Moon North & South, Mars, Venus and Planets Erkis and Dois. This will be my fifth term as...
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    Ken Boddie
    13/01/2017 #19 Ken Boddie
    #18 Let the smarties philosophise, Pascal, but, either way, neither you nor I will be around for long enough to find out if their predictions are correct. If I'm wrong then we'd better have that drink some time soon. Meanwhile, please keep on writing these enticing tales.
    Pascal Derrien
    13/01/2017 #18 Pascal Derrien
    #17 thanks @Ken Boddie for translating my broken prose, this duality on ideals has been with us for a while I guess.

    As a mankind in the end we are maybe just some unstructured organic creatures who have the illusion they can control outcomes when they merely influence events of their own evolution. I am just regular guy and some ssmart people may probably have some theories about it :-)
    Ken Boddie
    13/01/2017 #17 Ken Boddie
    Brilliantly conceived, Pascal, and Interesting how this post dangles a hook of fictional improbabilities for us to bite upon with our eternity seeking incisors.

    BUT!!!!!! - If prolonged human existence requires adoption of artificial intelligence to 'stabilise' us, along with a total lack of disagreement and argument, and if the price of peace and a pollution free environment is "100% adhesion to the new system" and a "Lipped sync" existence, then let's go out with a big bang now and I'll bring the Scotch to kill off our remaining 30% re-generated brains and livers.

    I believe that the price of peace is eternal vigilance and not eternal servitude.

    Sheep follow wherever the flock is guided by the watch dogs, but humans test, adapt, re-invent, learn by our mistakes (with a greater than 50:50 probability) and will ultimately evolve to survive. The only real problem is that we may end up killing our planet in the process of managing our survival. Perhaps, by then, some us may have hitched a ride to Mars and beyond?

    There are less obvious parallels to consider adopting - the LinkedIn Big Brother algorithm of submissive solitary existence, or the beBee path of endless possibilities and affinities?
    Pascal Derrien
    13/01/2017 #16 Pascal Derrien
    #13 thank you@Alan Culler for commenting and providing me with my next book :-) I am actually not a sci fi fan ir an expoert but I was fascinated by Space 1999 and Planet of The Apes when I was younger. Death by design as opposed to death by accident ? :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    13/01/2017 #15 Pascal Derrien
    #14 we are a funny breed indeed, vicious circle seems to be the name of the game. many thnbaks ofr dropping by and lay out dsome further thoughts much appreciated @Lisa Vanderburg :-)
    Lisa Vanderburg
    13/01/2017 #14 Lisa Vanderburg
    Shakriyl's servant Ardi brought him the contraband book. Both the 70% AI and the full human recognise the concept of trust as having a element of risk - quite high (I would think) in this case. Both understand that something is rotten in Utopia; the 30% of human that Shakriyl is has realized this order is a type of death. The human instincts are beginning to stir in both of them - can't find the word to describe what has been awoken. This ambivalence is the beginning of awareness that will lead to freedom for both. War will come again. Sad bunch, ain't we @Pascal Derrien
    Alan Culler
    13/01/2017 #13 Alan Culler
    Hello @Pascal Derrien
    Thanks for your story. I am currently reading "The Mandibles 2029-2045", by Lionel Shriver. In it the author describes science fiction as the "projection of today's fears through the device of changed science and technology."

    Using that rubric to make sense of your story - we fear war and discord to such a degree that we might be willing to give up personal passion -God, I hope not!

    No one likes pain, but the absence of pain is not Utopia -it's death.

    A fun read that started me thinking and feeling -or over-thinking and over -feeling. :-)
    Thanks
    Alan
    Pascal Derrien
    12/01/2017 #12 Pascal Derrien
    #11 Thanks @Max🐝 J. Carter I have come up with a few ones like that when I am bored talking about myself or social media :-)
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    12/01/2017 #11 Max🐝 J. Carter
    That was cool. I love the cyborg aspect of the never leaving the office of governor.
    Pascal Derrien
    12/01/2017 #10 Pascal Derrien
    #9 indeed and that's why utopia whatever it is to whoever has never been within grasp, in my very dumb and short story the Elders created a worsening dynamic in response to what they were trying to solve in the first place , I actually made up Aika in my head I did not even know it was Japanese I actually quite like that :-) @Dean Owen
    Dean Owen
    12/01/2017 #9 Dean Owen
    Glad to see the Japanese have some influence in your future world (Aika being a Japanese girl's name). I think of future world's as envisioned by others, like Logan's Run, where mandatory death is set at age 21. Utopia to me sounds dull. Isn't there a case to be made for the existence of good vs evil. Hasn't war inspired incredible art and literature? Doesn't the possibility of cataclysmic event such as global warming or pandemics result in innovations in science and tech? Would you want to live in a risk free world?
    Pascal Derrien
    12/01/2017 #8 Pascal Derrien
    #7 thanks for dropping by @Laurent Boscherini. glad you enjoyed that one and agree on daydreaming :-) . As a nota bene and as strange as it may seem I have never seen Star Wars to this day I must be an alien :-)
    Laurent Boscherini
    12/01/2017 #7 Anonymous
    Thank you @Pascal Derrien for sharing your relevant and insightful post. "May the Force be with You". A world without Dream is a world without Hope.
    Devesh Bhatt
    12/01/2017 #5 Devesh Bhatt
    #4 you are the driver, I'm just sightseeing :)
    Pascal Derrien
    12/01/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien
    I am saying nothing and I like the way you are seeing it too :-) It is the story people want it to be I am no longer in the driving seat now :-)
    Devesh Bhatt
    12/01/2017 #3 Devesh Bhatt
    #2 I think the machine has misinterpreted political positioning through over analysis. The human servant has misinterpreted political positioning as mixed feelings,the very evidence he is human . Am I overthinking?
    Pascal Derrien
    12/01/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    Thanks @Devesh Bhatt/ Is the machine becoming more human than the human :-) Completely up to you to fill the blanks :-)
    Devesh Bhatt
    12/01/2017 #1 Devesh Bhatt
    The political positioning? Mixed feelings to a human servant. It's fascinating and makes me curious
  14. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    12/01/2017
    Careering Around Colombo and Other Bits Of Sri Lanka.
    Careering Around Colombo and Other Bits Of Sri Lanka.“In Sri Lanka, when two strangers meet, they ask a series of questions that reveal family, ancestral village, and blood ties until they arrive at a common friend or relative. Then they say, "Those are our people, so you are our people." It's a...
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    Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    16/01/2017 #17 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    #13 In the next version will be corrected. In Producer will have to publish a cover image with certain dimensions so that the article has great quality. At the moment the first image must be at least 400px in width. Thanks @Dean Owen
    Paul Walters
    14/01/2017 #16 Paul Walters
    @Brook Massey slpendid ??????
    Paul Walters
    14/01/2017 #15 Paul Walters
    #10 tis indeed a slpendid country...the people are exceptional
    Paul Walters
    14/01/2017 #14 Paul Walters
    #13 kind of annoying really !!!
    Dean Owen
    14/01/2017 #13 Dean Owen
    Until @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín fixes the problem with sharing on Facebook, I suggest you have one photo in your article bigger than 200x200. When I share this one to Facebook, it appears with yet another wrong photo... :(
    Anna Magnus
    13/01/2017 #12 Anna Magnus
    And another pleasurable journey @Paul Walters . Thank you for the veiw
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    13/01/2017 #11 Max🐝 J. Carter
    Great story Paul and I must admit I am a bit envious as I sit here in 35 degree winter weather.
    Brook Massey
    13/01/2017 #10 Brook Massey
    I want to visit Sri Lanka now. Wildlife, culture, and architecture are huge draws. Thanks for sharing.
    Paul Walters
    13/01/2017 #9 Paul Walters
    #8 @Don 🐝 Kerr Thanks once again for your kind words. damn, I am one day going to drag you kicking and screaming down to the tropics and take you on an adventure or two!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    13/01/2017 #8 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Paul Walters Damn I love your stories. They entertain and educate and make me envious. And, while I will never get to many of the place of which you write, I can sometimes catch a scent of the air in the highlands and the mist near the shore. Keep it up please. Especially welcome during the dark and dank days of winter.
    Paul Walters
    13/01/2017 #7 Paul Walters
    #5 Why thank you @Hannah Lenahan kind words ! Nice to see you on beBEE
    Hannah Lenahan
    13/01/2017 #5 Hannah Lenahan
    Sounds just perfect! You definitely have peaked my interest in a place I hadn't considered visiting. Lovely article :)
    Dean Owen
    12/01/2017 #4 Dean Owen
    I saved this one for bedtime. Glad I did, but now feel like a cuppa my favourite Ceylon tea.
    Loretta Leslie
    12/01/2017 #3 Loretta Leslie
    An idol in the idyll for the idle
    Ken Boddie
    12/01/2017 #2 Ken Boddie
    Sigiriya (the Lion Rock Fortress) was the high point for me, Paul; literally, figuratively and spiritually; when I visited Sri Lanka some 40 years ago. I went there on a whim, fired up by a Sri Lankan family I accidentally sat next to when watching the Ramayana being performed in Singapore (now there's a tale on its own). That visit has stayed in my mind all these years. Funny how some of the best times we have can be spontaneous, or even accidental, and, by contrast, how
    "The best laid schemes of mice and men
    Go often askew."
    Pascal Derrien
    12/01/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    Many thanks for the post card @Paul Walters I had a book about a boy in Sri Lanka and a tiger when I was a kid you brought me back to my kid's days :-)
  15. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    12/01/2017
    Slipping Inside an Indian Ambassador
    Slipping Inside an Indian AmbassadorIn the Spring of 2014, a wave of nostalgia swept the nation upon the announcement that production of the iconic “Amby” would be halted after a run of 56 years. From Jaipur to Chennai, devotees have since taken to restoring these little runabouts...
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    Dean Owen
    14/01/2017 #23 Dean Owen
    #21 I come from a country full of defunct car brands, and the nostalgia is strong for glorious marques of a bygone era. Thanks debasish.
    Paul Walters
    14/01/2017 #22 Paul Walters
    @Dean Owen Given the number on the roads in India These hardy vehicles will sill be around for years to come. Great piece as always !
    debasish majumder
    13/01/2017 #21 debasish majumder
    you will be amazed to know, that, this nostalgic company is no more eager to manufactured their vehicles. rather they are more eager to sell out their land being acquired by them for industrial purposes and converting the land for manufacturing industry into a real estate business! i am amazed @Dean Owen for your fervor for this car. it is truly a roomy and comfortable car in accordance to Indian road condition. but, unfortunately the days are bygone as, whole scenario has been changed, proving change is the only constant. however, nice insight! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/01/2017 #20 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #19 Now that sounds like fun @Dean Owen, will anyone accompany me and be my guide? Dean, @Paul Walters or @Ken Boddie? ;-) I'm OK with traveling the US by myself... been many places on my own. I've never traveled internationally before but it's on my bucket list and I don't want to waste time. I would have to hit Singapore too since it also looks so appealing. Video and travel blog would be in order for this! I just need an extra job for a few months to make my money to be able to travel LOL! Oh and I'd so love to visit Australia and Scotland too.. hmm, I could be gone for a while?
    Dean Owen
    13/01/2017 #19 Dean Owen
    #17 They are lovely. I'd be happy to find one in any condition and work to restore it. The world is full of fascinating rides. If this was slightly interesting, I think the Jeepneys of the Philippines might blow you away. Hop on a plane to Manila and check them out! Then hop on over to Thailand or Indonesia for a tuk-tuk ride!
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    13/01/2017 #18 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #16 Awww Thank you Dean. It's always lovely to hear someone call me that after my dad. You always stir up sweet memories Thank you for that 🤗 #beBeesforever
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/01/2017 #17 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I never saw an Amby before @Dean Owen. They look much nicer than the Mini Cooper (first compact car that came to mind). Do you think you can find an Amby one day? Would you like a good used one, or would you rather refurbish it?
    Dean Owen
    13/01/2017 #16 Dean Owen
    #15 I bet you looked like a Princess in your school uniform riding in the back of these delightful cars. At one stage, I was driven to school in a big black Daimler, you know, one of the cars with a partition between the driver and passengers. I hated it so much I decided to walk to school everyday. I am so glad I stirred up memories for you @🐝 Fatima Williams
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    12/01/2017 #15 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Wow this is Nostalgic for me as well. I was driven in one every single day for years and then we just forgot about them. But I always loved the Amby's if I were to take a taxi up North in India. There's something about them , the comfort etc . The driver's used to be so particular with maintaining it. My driver loved his car more than his wife. These cars are epic. I think I need to pick up one just as a souvenir but I won't be there to drive it around :( Thank you @Dean Owen - An end of a fine state of the art car !
    Ken Boddie
    12/01/2017 #14 Ken Boddie
    #12 my favourite movie. Everything will be all right in the end. If it's not all right then .....
    Dean Owen
    12/01/2017 #13 Dean Owen
    #10 I'm surprised the Marauder hasn't made the battlefields of the Middle East yet. Perfect car for IEDs.
    Dean Owen
    12/01/2017 #12 Dean Owen
    #8 No worries Ken-san. Actually this is the first in a series of three posts on this theme I will do this year. The next two might be right up your alley, Tuk Tuks and Jeepneys! I've no idea why I've not formed a similar attachment to vintage Morris Oxfords as I have with the Amby. I guess it must be the best Exotic Marigold hotel syndrome.
    Dean Owen
    12/01/2017 #11 Dean Owen
    #7 just like you @Donna-Luisa Eversley! 😉
    Gert Scholtz
    12/01/2017 #10 Gert Scholtz
    #9 @Dean Owen I have seen a few Amby's in this part of the world - but they are scarce! Seen some Hummers but their popularity is declining. Marauders... this is what I need for the obnoxious drivers on our roads!
    Dean Owen
    12/01/2017 #9 Dean Owen
    #5 Any of these Ambys end up in South Africa? None here in China for some reason. Hey, and I remember watching a Top Gear episode on South Africa's version of the Hummer, The Marauder! What a beast! Do you see any on the roads?
    Ken Boddie
    12/01/2017 #8 Ken Boddie
    Never had the opportunity to drive or ride in this aristocratic ambassadorial ambulatory Amby, Dean-san, but it reminds me of the Morris Oxford my dad drove for a while, back when I was in short pants and thought I'd catch measles from talking to girls. That's when zero to first base took me a lot longer than your zero to 60 mph.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    12/01/2017 #7 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Dean Owen...Got me thinking about how strong vehicles used to be. The older cars you can use filler and smooth out links..Nowadays any link needs replacement. The Amby looks stately like a royalty model , ageless.
    Dean Owen
    12/01/2017 #6 Dean Owen
    #4 I don't think I ever saw a 3 wheel car in 9 years living in Tokyo. They had some Daihatsu 3 wheel midgets out in the countryside, but quite rare.
    Gert Scholtz
    12/01/2017 #5 Gert Scholtz
    @Dean Owen Can't put my finger on why but I love this car - the Amby - seems to have a character all of its own. And the acceleration! :) Nice Buzz Dean.
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    12/01/2017 #4 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Cool car, I do like the micro minis too that you see in Japan with 2-3 cylinders & 3 wheels. Best regards, Bill Stankiewicz
  16. Jackie M.

    Jackie M.

    09/01/2017
    It'd be remiss of me not to share food posts right out of the gate, so here's a recipe for Beef Rendang from a Live broadcast I did on both Facebook Live and YouTube in the lead-up to Christmas -
    Jackie M.
    How to Cook Beef Rendang from My Malaysian Home State (Negeri Sembilan) - Jackie M
    jackiem.com.au This is my stepmom’s recipe which is influenced by the beef rendang style of my home state of Negeri Sembilan with her own...
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    Aleta Curry
    10/01/2017 #8 Aleta Curry
    I was going to tag @Dean Owen, but I see you're already Johnny-on-the-spot. I might've guessed!
    Okay, I see I need to buy some ingredients and try this!
    Jackie M.
    09/01/2017 #7 Jackie M.
    #6 Thanks for the share :)
    Wayne Yoshida
    09/01/2017 #6 Wayne Yoshida
    I need to try this on the Big Green Egg/kamado
    Jackie M.
    09/01/2017 #5 Jackie M.
    #1 Oh and thanks for sharing :)
    Jackie M.
    09/01/2017 #4 Jackie M.
    #1 Hah cool; strangely the soy sauce works really well, though it's not an ingredient I use in my own beef rendang that I make for my business. Beef rendang is most commonly served with jasmine rice, though you may find it with Basmati (long grain) rice as well :)
    José Ramón  🐝 López
    09/01/2017 #3 José Ramón 🐝 López
    Wow! I love so much asian recipes!!!

    :-)
    Ken Boddie
    09/01/2017 #2 Ken Boddie
    @Jackie M. please don't mistake my clumsiness in the kitchen and pride in the culinary capabilities of my better half as feigned futility and male chauvinism (not necessarily in that corresponding order) but, if it tastes like my Indonesian wife's rendang (particularly on the second day) and smells like my wife's rendang, then either the recipe is spot on, or it is indeed my wife's rendang. 😋
    The other test is, of course, the 'next morning test', whereby if it's hot on the way in and it's hot on the ...... perhaps I'd better stop there, as it's a family show. 😂
    Dean Owen
    09/01/2017 #1 Dean Owen
    I cheated. I actually checked this recipe out when I visited your website this morning! Soy sauce aye? Wonder how that'll change the dynamic. Can only try. Do you eat Beef Rendang with a short or long grain rice?
  17. ProducerLiesbeth 🐝 Leysen, MSc. beBee Ambassador
    The Seahorse Calling
    The Seahorse CallingThe powerful wise witch had spoken. Many years in solitude. Deep meditation. Silence. Nobody dared to undertake something new. Shimmering crystal covering the ice cold scene. A mysterious palace. It was quiet. Dark. Night. Waves observing. Running....
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    Liesbeth 🐝 Leysen, MSc. beBee Ambassador
    09/01/2017 #6 Liesbeth 🐝 Leysen, MSc. beBee Ambassador
    #3 lullabies with wings @Deb 🐝 Helfrich Thank you!!!
    Liesbeth 🐝 Leysen, MSc. beBee Ambassador
    09/01/2017 #5 Liesbeth 🐝 Leysen, MSc. beBee Ambassador
    #2 oh yes, perhaps the perhaps is somehow true ;-) @Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    Liesbeth 🐝 Leysen, MSc. beBee Ambassador
    09/01/2017 #4 Liesbeth 🐝 Leysen, MSc. beBee Ambassador
    #1 thank you @Dean Owen. Happy with your comments!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    09/01/2017 #3 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Soul perfect dream before sleep story, @Liesbeth 🐝 Leysen, MSc. beBee Ambassador.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    09/01/2017 #2 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    "Holy Kiss. Wow." Perhaps the Seahorse is a knight in shining armour bowing before the Princess Mermaid.
    Dean Owen
    09/01/2017 #1 Dean Owen
    This is certainly a unique style of writing! Who needs rules when you can write like this and provoke emotion! Bravo!
  18. ProducerDon 🐝 Kerr

    Don 🐝 Kerr

    08/01/2017
    Mittens, toques and enormous boots. Three things to hate about winter.
    Mittens, toques and enormous boots. Three things to hate about winter.“I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer.” - Brendan Behan Let’s get...
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    Don 🐝 Kerr
    09/01/2017 #22 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #21 Thanks @Laura Mikolaitis I have had parts of my anatomy curl up like those rhodo leaves!
    Laura Mikolaitis
    09/01/2017 #21 Laura Mikolaitis
    Great post, @Don 🐝 Kerr! I love the fervor with which you penned it - it shines through loud and clear. I grew up in the tundra that is Northern NY, which is currently buried under almost 3 ft of snow thanks to the wonders of Lake Effect. So, I hear you. And I feel for my family who still live there. Dressing like Nanuk of the North to simply go out and get the mail is not my idea of fun. Although, I have come to tolerate the winter a bit more than I used to. Living in New England, the winter is temperamental. Like this morning with a blustery 1 degree - so cold that I can gauge the temperature of the day by the reaction of the leaves on the rhododendron bush. They are curled up so tightly this morning I know it's cold. I don't ski or snowmobile and I haven't been on a pair of ice skates in years. But, I do enjoy sliding down a hill from time to time and making the occasional snow angel to keep my spirit young.
    Wayne Yoshida
    09/01/2017 #20 Wayne Yoshida
    #17 I know. Definitely not a "snow car" - the 2-seater had no weight at the rear. Exciting grocery store runs in that thing.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    09/01/2017 #19 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #2 @Pascal Derrien Regardless of one's experience in the snow it is still a challenge and I hold no sense of superiority to my Irish friends who regularly experience all four seasons in the space of 12 hours!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    09/01/2017 #18 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #3 @Kevin Pashuk As always you offer sage advice. I suspect though that deep within that raging introvert heart lies a genuine love for winter walks and photography sessions that require you to venture out onto the ice to shoot lost wedding roses. Or did I just dream that last bit?
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    09/01/2017 #17 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #4 @Wayne Yoshida An RX-7 in the winter? You are well and truly bonkers! Grudgingly will admit that if you gotta go with the boots you cannot do better than Sorels. There's a plug for them. God forbid they send me several pair as payment!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    09/01/2017 #16 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #7 Good on ya @Brian McKenzie I must admit I took a slide on the toboggan yesterday. I know I did 'cause my prostate is still celebrating the fun!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    09/01/2017 #15 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #8 @Dean Owen My dear friend Bob Cook moved to Hong Kong from Toronto/Boston/Calgary. All are known 'hot(?)' spots for winter fun. Curiously, he has not returned to enjoy the white stuff. Guessing your experience is similar Dean and can't blame you. I can envy you but I can't blame.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    09/01/2017 #14 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #9 @Paul Walters I had many short and pithy remarks at the ready for you my Balinese friend. I shall resist being baited by your gloating!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    09/01/2017 #13 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #10 Ah yes, the 'snotsicle'. @Todd Jones. Can't imagine the remarkable achievements you've experienced on that front as a lineman for the county!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    09/01/2017 #12 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #11 OK, @Tony Brandstetter, you have busted me. I too love the change of seasons and the rebirth that follows the stillness of winter. I just find it increasingly difficult to keep a positive outlook through February and March in particular!
    Tony Brandstetter
    09/01/2017 #11 Tony Brandstetter
    I live in a cold weather area, when I was younger it was fun, now that I am into my 57th year of this I have to admit, it not too fun anymore but I know it is necessary. It starts in fall, when all the trees go dormant, at this time of year I would not want to live any other place, it is breath taking. I have experienced this for 57 years an I still find it spectacular. Then winter comes, shorter days, cold nights, it seems to last forever. When the first bud of spring announces itself, everything comes alive and with such vengeance, the smells, the sights, the sounds, wonderful, all of it. Spring and summer doesn't last long, it seems not as long as winter but we enjoy, embrace, love every single day, winter helps us to enjoy when it's nice.... and savor every moment
    Todd Jones
    09/01/2017 #10 Todd Jones
    Ok... this is gonna be unpleasant. I don't know why I'm compelled to share this, but if you have a weak stomach, stop reading here...

    Don, my least favorite winter accessory is the stalactite-like snotsicle that adorns my face from November through April. By the end of winter, it has become so long that it presents a tripping hazard.

    Told ya. Shoulda stopped reading...

    On a less gross side note, I have a pair of Sorrels too. Best made, most durable boot ever. Mine are over 20 years old and still in great shape.

    Your kid with glasses looks like he is flipping winter the bird. My seasonal sentiment exactly.
    Paul Walters
    09/01/2017 #9 Paul Walters
    @Don 🐝 Kerr Pray tell....what is winter?
    Dean Owen
    09/01/2017 #8 Dean Owen
    Mittens, what a daft invention! And I thought toques only referred to chef's hats.... Having lived in the tropics for nine years, I do appreciate the seasons, but like you, three of them will do! I do miss your writings. Hopefully will be able to see more in 2017?
    Brian McKenzie
    09/01/2017 #7 Brian McKenzie
    I hope I am never too old to go sledding !
    Wayne Yoshida
    09/01/2017 #6 Wayne Yoshida
    Darned winter weather commentary from @Don 🐝 Kerr
    Wayne Yoshida
    09/01/2017 #5 Wayne Yoshida
    #3 @Kevin Pashuk said it - My first job after college was in Newington, Conn. USA. One of my friends said that, too. Hans (from Germany) told me, in his stern accent, "There is no such thing as bad weather. Only bad dress."

    He taught me how to cross country ski and how to drive on snow and ice (although one does not really drive on ice) - using his car, not mine. He was a great friend.
    Wayne Yoshida
    09/01/2017 #4 Wayne Yoshida
    Toque? Checking Google. Oh. A "ski hat." Living Southern California USA, some of these words are not in my vocabulary.

    Much nice to have to go to the snow when we **want to** rather than it coming to you, @Don 🐝 Kerr View more
    Toque? Checking Google. Oh. A "ski hat." Living Southern California USA, some of these words are not in my vocabulary.

    Much nice to have to go to the snow when we **want to** rather than it coming to you, @Don 🐝 Kerr !

    However, I lived in snow country for an entire winter season. I went through three sets of tire chains, my car (1987 RX-7) was buried in a snow bank for two months, I went through 4 pairs of gloves (not mittens) and I had to buy a bunch of winter clothes (including long underwear) that I now take out once a year, if that, when I go skiing.

    But it was worth it. I was a ski lift operator at Mammoth Mountain! Free skiing and boarding and lessons for an entire season!

    On the winter boots - I still have a great pair of Sorels.

    Best part about any type of boot? Taking them off! (No, not "Take Off, eh!" as Bob and Doug would say.)

    Stay warm my friend. You can always come out here for a vacation. Close
    Kevin Pashuk
    08/01/2017 #3 Kevin Pashuk
    Don... Look up page 29 in the "How to be a Canadian for Dummies" - It states "There is no such thing as bad weather... Only inappropriate clothing."

    Confidentially, I'm not a fan of the Cole either.
  19. Joy Oge

    Joy Oge

    08/01/2017
    Hi guys,
    new pos up today on my blog. Make sure to check it out and leave some feedback!!

    thanks
    The Gospel according to Joyy : What's in my bag?
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    Joy Oge
    09/01/2017 #2 Joy Oge
    Hi guys,
    have you read my latest post?
    If not be sure to check it out!

    thanks
    Joy Oge
    08/01/2017 #1 Joy Oge
    Hi guys,
    new pos up today on my blog. Make sure to check it out and leave some feedback!!

    thanks
  20. ProducerLisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Bugs for Dinner, Anyone?
    Bugs for Dinner, Anyone? Last night I watched a show about people going to Restaurants which served bugs in various ways on The Nat Geo Channel last night. I admit, I've never tried anything bug that I'm aware of. It appears bugs are gaining popularity as the newest of...
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    Nicole Chardenet
    17/01/2017 #93 Nicole Chardenet
    #90 I found plenty of gator in New Orleans to eat. Had it like three times. It really does have its own unique and enjoyable flavour. Not gamey in the slightest. On a separate note, I'm happy to have eaten Jaws (or "requin" as it was called on the French menu) when I was in Guadeloupe!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/01/2017 #92 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #91 haha, gator tagine, now that might taste very different. I wish I could remember the name of the dish, I will have to ask my friend. However, Lamb tagine sounds extremely good- I looked up the recipe and I'm going to make it this week, so thank you!! :))
    Arnab Ghosh
    15/01/2017 #91 Arnab Ghosh
    #90 Ahhh, tagine dishes need chunks of meat. The flavour will be quite different if you use ground meat. And apricot is a big part of flavour in Moroccan cuisine. Gator tagine... how about that...?
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/01/2017 #90 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #87 #88 #89 Lamb Tangine, sounds familiar but I think I made the dish with ground meat and there wasn't dried apricot in it. However, it was very similar to Lamb Tangine and it was served on top of couscous. Head to Florida one day, you wont have a problem finding gator on the menu ;-) As for the gator in my yard and my free meals... that's funny!!
    Arnab Ghosh
    15/01/2017 #89 Arnab Ghosh
    #84 Why? Dinner comes to your doorstep! Look on the bright side: get bag one of those, and you can forget the butcher's bill for a month! He he he
    Arnab Ghosh
    15/01/2017 #88 Arnab Ghosh
    #83 I must confess I haven't tried gator meat. But I am guessing it should be similar, considering how (physically) similar the two beasts are.
    Arnab Ghosh
    15/01/2017 #87 Arnab Ghosh
    #82 Is it "Lamb Tagine" that you tried...? Moroccan cuisine is quite something, I must say. I enjoy it.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/01/2017 #86 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #85 That's interesting. I wonder why they are increasing as a nuisance in other's yards now? Agree.. lunchtime sistah or brother if your in my yard! We were driving back to our Condo one evening in Myrtle beach and traffic was stopped. They had an Ambulance and EMT's working on an alligator that was hit by a car. I never saw a sight like that before. I was glad it wasn't a person.
    Nicole Chardenet
    12/01/2017 #85 Nicole Chardenet
    #84 Ironically I was just reading about gators strolling through one's yard last night while reading a book on the collected columns of Florida report Carl Hiaasen. It sounds like it's way more of a problem than it was when I lived there back in the day (Orlando). Today, with alligators eating pets and occasionally going after small children, I say....turn about's fair play? If you're in my yard, it's LUNCHTIME!!! :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/01/2017 #84 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #83 I found it tasted very good too. Just glad I don't have gators strolling through my yard LOL
    Nicole Chardenet
    11/01/2017 #83 Nicole Chardenet
    #79 How different is croc meat from alligator meat? I would suspect probably very little if any...I've had alligator, in N'Awlins...and I didn't find it tough at all, quite delicious (tastes like alligator!) and extremely nutritious too. If I could easily buy gator meat in Toronto I would add it to my home menu.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    10/01/2017 #82 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #79 I forgot to mention, I thought my friend told me it was at dusk but I couldn't remember. He is from Morocco and mentioned food they were eating during Iftar and it sounded so good I asked for the recipe. I told him that I revised it a bit and he said that was a big no-no... I asked why, and he said because it was his mom's original recipe LOL. I must say it was tasty. I forget what it was called. Meat with cinnamon, raisins and other ingredients. I need to find the recipe!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    10/01/2017 #81 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #79 I may have to try camel meat if I ever get a chance to sometime @Arnab Ghosh! I think many adults stop drinking milk, maybe because we had to drink it daily when growing up? I use coconut milk in my coffee and for cooking now. I was using half and half but decided to get away from Milk to see if that helps some digestive issues ;) I had a friend who gave her baby goats milk because he was highly allergic to cows milk. He did very well on it. Does Camel's milk and Goat's milk taste similar? I would love to travel to Dubai one day, I've seen so many beautiful photos of Dubai!
    Arnab Ghosh
    10/01/2017 #80 Arnab Ghosh
    #73 Yes @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. Once the tongue tastes the flavours of the food, the mind's awareness of the ingredients take a back seat.
    Arnab Ghosh
    10/01/2017 #79 Arnab Ghosh
    #74 Camel meat is quite nice, in fact, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. Horse meat, on the other hand, is rather tough! Not too different from croc meat, in fact. Both goat milk and camel milk are said to have digestive properties without causing any major stomach issues. Although, research seems to indicate that we (adults) don't really need milk at all; and are actually better off consuming other sources of calcium. I do still enjoy milk in certain forms. But only occasionally. It isn't a regular part of my diet. Iftar is at dusk, with the sunset prayer. Indeed, Dubai is quite something! Come on over sometime.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    09/01/2017 #78 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #77 Someone below described the texture like that of cow and turkey combined. I think the only thing that comes close to tasting like chicken is duck.. and it takes like thigh meat. I would try it!
    Nicole Chardenet
    09/01/2017 #77 Nicole Chardenet
    #70 I enjoyed. And to those of you who haven't tried it, no it does NOT taste like chicken. Only chicken tastes like chicken.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    09/01/2017 #76 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #75 Maybe we will have to meet up one day and 'brave' it @Laura Mikolaitis. We might not need to brave it after having wine AND bourbon haha
    Laura Mikolaitis
    09/01/2017 #75 Laura Mikolaitis
    #63 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, yes, if there was wine AND bourbon proceeding, then I probably would. Especially if you were joining me!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/01/2017 #74 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #72 Very interesting @Arnab Ghosh! Actually, it sounds quite tender the way you describe Camel meat. Does Iftar occur at dusk or just after dusk? Camel meat burgers, sounds interesting. It's odd... I think I could try Camel but not horse meat for some reason. I read once that Camel milk does have more nutrients, does it have a gamey taste? I'm sure some day we will hear that cows milk was never good for us. So many people have health issues from cows milk. I used to drink cows milk a lot when I was a teen and I had stomach aches all the time. I haven't had milk in years (find other sources for calcium now) and no more issues like I used to have. Some people turn to goats milk, or they are drinking the milk of nuts now and not sure that's equivalent to drinking real milk. I bet the chocolates are tasty! Dubai looks beautiful and it appears to be growing a lot! Thanks for sharing, very interesting!
  21. ProducerLyon Brave

    Lyon Brave

    05/01/2017
    ADULT SEES LIMITS: CHILD SEES LIMITLESS
    ADULT SEES LIMITS: CHILD SEES LIMITLESSThere is something extraordinary about the way children view the world that adults could learn from them. Obviously children can learn from adults too. A child cannot understand what it is like to put food on the table, or how hard it must be...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/01/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    This is a great buzz @Lyon Brave! I have to admit, I still get excited when we are heading to a new city and hotel. I still get childlike excitement when I see tons of beautiful lights at night. The waves coming onto shore still excite me. I've realized the older I get, it takes little to excite me. The sad part is the fact that many of us do lose the other innocent aspects of our childhood which affect us in ways we may not even be aware of. I must have been a naive kid because I thought it would be cool when I became an adult and not have to worry about Adults getting angry with each other. Some adults are worse than kids in that area. Most kids move on very quickly and forget as well. You wrote, "Adults want safety and security. Children want excitement and magic." I still want excitement and magic!
    Bradley Zachary
    06/01/2017 #1 Bradley Zachary
    Maybe but try seeing it that way and enjoy your stay in the psych ward.
  22. Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Making Gin! The owner took us back and gave a mini tour. Then we went back to our table an sipped on Moscow Mules with appetizers at CJ Spirits in Kane, Pennsylvania Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
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  23. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    05/01/2017
    Maxi Vibrations on a Mobile Phone
    Maxi Vibrations on a Mobile PhoneIt was Friday, the markets were dead so I thought I’d hop in a cab during lunch to my favourite jaunt and secure tickets for the night’s show. We’d seen Maxi Priest play at The Blue Note the year before. He was brill. I got there at...
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    Henri Galvão
    18/01/2017 #13 Henri Galvão
    #12 I guess so :-p
    Dean Owen
    18/01/2017 #12 Dean Owen
    #11 Quite clever really. I mean him saying "come up to my hotel room" or another guy saying "you are invited to have drinks with Maxi Priest at his suite", I would say, for a girl the second option definitely sounds the "safer" option!
    Henri Galvão
    18/01/2017 #11 Henri Galvão
    haha that was brutal! but how come Maxi didn't himself call? is he used to delegating these kinds of phone calls?
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    11/01/2017 #10 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #6 Yep, definitely not the Rick Astley type... that's a good thing though, right?!
    Sarah Elkins
    06/01/2017 #9 Sarah Elkins
    #8 He didn't ask - he's married and a perfect gentleman!
    Dean Owen
    06/01/2017 #8 Dean Owen
    #7 Did he get your phone number? 😆
    Sarah Elkins
    05/01/2017 #7 Sarah Elkins
    This story reminded me of a magical evening I spent at a table with Duke Robillard in Baltimore after his performance. Thanks, @Dean Owen, for sharing!
    Dean Owen
    05/01/2017 #6 Dean Owen
    #5 Back in the day I went to an audition, they were looking for a Rick Astley type! They took one look at me and shouted "Next!"
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    05/01/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #3 And good luck with the ladies as long as there wasn't a guy with them! Lol
    Dean Owen
    05/01/2017 #4 Dean Owen
    #2 It would have been an invite up to his hotel suite I'm sure! Not sure what would have happened if I turned up at his door with a cute smile on my face!
    Dean Owen
    05/01/2017 #3 Dean Owen
    #1 I bet they had constant groupies!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    05/01/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thats funny. I guess you ruined his night after answering the phone. You should have said, this is "M" with a deeper, sultry voice. I wonder what the reaction would have been.
    Pascal Derrien
    05/01/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    LOL !!!!! I ended backstage once with James Hetfield (Metalica) and had a 20. seconds encounter in the 90's that can be sum up as '' hey''... (wtf ya lookin a) I still like them :-)
  24. ProducerLyon Brave

    Lyon Brave

    05/01/2017
    A KICK ASS ARTIST NAMED LYON BRAVE
    A KICK ASS ARTIST NAMED LYON BRAVE Jessica Alba: I used to draw to pay my bills. I don't know why i stopped doing that. I was so much happier.This was one of my favorites. So much cooler in person. (SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION LOL)Really fast self...
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    Roy Daggs
    07/01/2017 #5 Roy Daggs
    This shit kick ass for real. I dig your art girl, but fuck all this politic talk on your page, why don't you just focus on art and music. You black. We don't give a fuck about Donal trump. You know what niggers like. Make nigger things. That's my advice to you to stop being broke yo.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    05/01/2017 #4 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    compelling and cool...Art by Lyon!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    05/01/2017 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Absolutely compelling work, @Lyon Brave. The third one draws me in. I could look at it for quite some time. I do have a thing for the juxtaposition of abstract and figurative in one work.
    Dean Owen
    05/01/2017 #1 Dean Owen
    Forgive me but Holy Sheesh Kebabs you are good! And I am not being complimentary for compliments sake. Totally unique. If I saw that first painting in a gallery, I'd probably want to snap it up even if budget doesn't permit! Way more talented than Alexandra Nechita, and as unique as Jean-Michel Basquiat.
  25. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    05/01/2017
    People & Stuff : A Late Introduction
    People & Stuff : A Late IntroductionIf you happen to stumble upon my profile on beBee you may read than I am fascinated by people and their stories, you may have also but most probably not noticed that I often pre-empt my shares with a people & stuff tag line as a form of...
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    Ali Anani
    06/01/2017 #32 Ali Anani
    #31 :-)))
    Pascal Derrien
    06/01/2017 #31 Pascal Derrien
    #30 thanks @Ali Anani :-) nice compliment that I am somewhat embarassed to accept on behalf of the other me :-)
    Ali Anani
    06/01/2017 #30 Ali Anani
    Stunningly beautiful and moving stories in your buzz @Pascal Derrien. Your buzz is hugely interesting to read an smile sometimes even when you talk about misfortunes. You have your own style of writing.
    Pascal Derrien
    06/01/2017 #29 Pascal Derrien
    #24 thank you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher what can I say after that ...... :-)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/01/2017 #28 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #27 I think I could handle the Pot-au-Feu!! I would try haggis ;-)
    Ken Boddie
    06/01/2017 #27 Ken Boddie
    #26 Sorry @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher and @Pascal Derrien, but 'Auld Alliance' reunion menus clearly state either Haggis or Pot-au-Feu. 😂
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    05/01/2017 #26 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #11 LOL @Ken Boddie my "Uncle" who's really too young to be my Uncle but I will happily accept that :)) Wouldn't it be interesting and fun to find out our French/Scot heritage might reveal some of us are distant relatives or at best, our grandparents knew each other ;) Uggh, I need emoticons! haha. I think we need a family reunion, I will bring the kidney pie!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    05/01/2017 #25 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #9 Easy to say coming from the queen who is consumed by guilt @Dean Owen but try to remind yourself there is a reason you are in Asia and keep enjoying that time. There may be a time when you are again living in the UK or maybe life will take you elsewhere. Enjoy the ride.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    05/01/2017 #24 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great to meet you @Pascal Derrien for the first or would this be the second time? Thank you for sharing your story which I'm sure is just a part of it. What we experience in life either make or break us. Your experiences both very tough, and good have made you a man of integrity, trust and honor. You seem to be a man who loves deeply. The song by Anathema speaks volumes. I don't live my life according to a strict schedule either. I sort of wing it daily with the exception of work eg, which we all can't avoid. Scheduling anything too far in advance causes me great anxiety for some reason. You are a blessing to so many!!
    Pascal Derrien
    05/01/2017 #23 Pascal Derrien
    #22 Thanks @Deb 🐝 Helfrich I am a Kat chameleon then, 12 books wow I cannot do that because I cannot count any further than 3 :-)
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    05/01/2017 #22 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #20 That is a perfect response! So hard to recognize yourself when coalesced into a handful of words - although I feel like @Gert Scholtz captured you well. We have these infinities within us swirling and changing with each passing moment. We are like quantum particles - we can be pinpointed for a second, but then we are no longer that person a few moments later.

    My confession is that once, in a corporate studio rental - i.e. basically one room, I went around and counted that I was in the process of reading 9 books. I probably have 12 buzzes open right now. And I don't even have to check - I am in the middle of 2 restroom books : one fiction about life and one about improving vision.

    Here's to the adaptable @Pascal Derrien - living out as many lives simultaneously as practical without establishing a structure!
    Pascal Derrien
    05/01/2017 #21 Pascal Derrien
    #18 likewise @Sara Jacobovici and thnak you for the support too :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    05/01/2017 #20 Pascal Derrien
    #19 thanks @Gert Scholtz you are probably talking about somebody else :-)
    Gert Scholtz
    05/01/2017 #19 Gert Scholtz
    @Pascal Derrien Very nice to meet you too, Pascal. Through your writing, it seems like I have known you a longer. Writer, rebel, someone who cares for the underprivileged, good father, adventurer, enigma, and a very decent person.
    Sara Jacobovici
    05/01/2017 #18 Sara Jacobovici
    A pleasure to meet you @Pascal Derrien! Thanks for the introduction.
    Pascal Derrien
    05/01/2017 #17 Pascal Derrien
    #16 thanks @Don 🐝 Kerr we will see what 2017 has in store and adapt ☺
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    05/01/2017 #16 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Pascal Derrien "I have no plans for 2017 or major goals I don’t do that type of stuff, I go with the flow and it drives the people around me quite nuts but I know I have one or two professional’s decisions to make early in the year." Sounds like a good plan my friend!
    Pascal Derrien
    05/01/2017 #15 Pascal Derrien
    #14 cheers @Julio Angel Lopez Lopez ur welcome ☺
    Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    05/01/2017 #14 Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    Nice to meet you more @Pascal Derrien
    Pascal Derrien
    05/01/2017 #13 Pascal Derrien
    #12 likewise I think @Aurorasa Sima it is probably between #3 and # 4 ☺
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