- Producer02/11/2017Los rayos cósmicos revelan una enorme cámara oculta en la Gran Pirámide de GuizaMás de cuatro mil quinientos años después de haber sido construidas, las pirámides de Egipto siguen deparando sorpresas. La última, una cámara oculta y hasta ahora desconocida en la gran pirámide de Guiza, que sirvió de tumba al faraón Keops, y que...
- Producer10/09/2017Am I a Racist?I’ve been pondering this story for a long time. Istiak, a stoic Bangledeshi, piqued my interest. I viewed his demeanor with humor as he practically grunted through purchases I made at a local convenience store. More than anything, I wanted to see...
Comments11/09/2017 #16 Lisa VanderburgWhat a delicious and intuitive buzz @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee - I've asked myself the same question! When I was around 7 (moved from the US to UK a year earlier) I got to play the Virgin Mary in the schools Nativity play. I took that as a sign that God wanted me to be a nun when I grew up (ha..!), but in fact, it was because of my olive skin; a throwback to the Blackfoot tribe (or black-out, as one of my sons wrote years later in a junior school paper)! But as I grew to middle school, I saw how my hue (and accent ) set me apart. In summer after playing in the sun I was a dark-gold brown and this was the time in England when the Brits were 'Paki-bashing' so I was a bit fearful. Many years later and back in the States with my own young kids in Florida and I couldn't believe the way builders etc would approach me in their break (I was 'white ' enough then) to make openly hostile reference to other Americans of color - I ate them :)
Love your pith to the myth!!!11/09/2017 #14 Preston 🐝 Vander VenI love to learn about others. I read a quote that helps the term racism out of my heart and mind. "There our two types of people, Decent and Indecent. If I can remember this Truism, then I will never be Racist." - Unknown
I am a person who loves to learn and loves the adventure of the uncovering the unknown.11/09/2017 #13 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#12 The Arab poet says what closely means "X claimed he shall kill y, then I assure you y that you shall live for long".
If you would kill me then I am honored to be killed by the beautiful @Nicole Chardenet View more#12 The Arab poet says what closely means "X claimed he shall kill y, then I assure you y that you shall live for long".
If you would kill me then I am honored to be killed by the beautiful @Nicole Chardenet. Love your sense dear. Close11/09/2017 #12 Nicole ChardenetOf *course* you're a racist. We all are, to one degree or another. Fear of The Other is ingrained into our cavecritter brains which haven't evolved enough to catch up with the times. Hmmmm, Joyce looks like me so must be okay. @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee View moreOf *course* you're a racist. We all are, to one degree or another. Fear of The Other is ingrained into our cavecritter brains which haven't evolved enough to catch up with the times. Hmmmm, Joyce looks like me so must be okay. @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee not so much, should kill him just to be on safe side. Ug, pass me more mastodon meat. Save blood so I can paint cave wall later.
The latest is that asking people where they're from is racist. Don't worry if you didn't know that, Joyce, those of us who are old enough to have lives and actual responsibilities don't have time to keep up on the up-to-the-minute ever-changing rules of political correctness. I guess I can understand the reticence to answer that question to some degree what with all the xenophobia and race-hatred going on now (and I mean everyone, not just the tiki-bearing Neanderthals at alt-reich rallies). I mean, what kind of a weird world is it when an American feels more comfortable identifying as a Mexican than a Pakistani? I s'pose because a guy suspected of taking your job will engender somewhat less fear than a guy suspected of wanting to blow up you or your family. Close11/09/2017 #10 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#9 to belong to two countries- the country of origin and the immigration country is difficult because it is like having two hearts in one body. That is why the concepy of pot melting helps. If not truly practiced the issue of two hearts shall intensify.
Variety means openess to different cultures and this leads t more crestive societies. If people resent asking this question it is due to feeling that their original country is less respected than others. I wonder if a USA citizen would mind to say that he migrated from UK, for example.
@Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee_ I agree that we may learn from asking and exploring. It needs confidence by the other side thst you are asking for this reason. Trusr is a key factor here.10/09/2017 #8 Jerry FletcherRacism? I think not, Joyce. Curiosity I would say. These days it gets more interesting because some of the most striking people are truly representations of the melting pot. It comes down to love. You can't stop the outcome of love between folks of different ethnicity. And frequently you cannot begin to identify what that ethnicity was. Yes, indulge your curiosity but remember that we are all human.10/09/2017 #5 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee#1 #2 #3 #4 Sometimes it is necessary to explore what is within to understand what is without. I have an infinite curiosity about people. From the first moment I met Istiak, I knew there were things grumbling in my mind. Thank you for all your comments, and thank you, @Debasish Majumder and @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt for the shares.10/09/2017 #4 Numo Quest!@Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee A great share Joyce, many thanks. I think the most dumbest thing people can do is pull, at least the way we call it, is the 'race card'. Why? For we all belong to one race named 'Homo Sapiens'. There aren't any more human races on planet earth than us. It is as simple as that. What we face today is a serious degradation of the spoken and written language in terms to tie many different new meanings to the same verb or word with all kinds of pretty annoying consequences. Discrimination is the same. Nature, where man is a part of, is entirely depending on discrimination. It is as simple as that. Man and woman naturally discriminates by seeking the best possible partner for one self hence, discrimination isn't bad, it's part of our existence. The thing is, and we still haven't come that far, is to accept not all are equal but unique. And we better cherish that uniqueness and ask the same of others, likewise, in return. As long as we accept people discriminate others, for what ever reason, we lose a little of the best we can be. To me, as an IT professional on hand, a profiler on the other, welcome all opportunity to be able to use the internet to enrich myself with peoples uniqueness. I don't recognize racism or discrimination (anymore) since any energy/focus put in just that, makes it larger. Again, great publish, thanks.10/09/2017 #2 Pascal DerrienMy kids are Irish, my grandfather was Austrian and I was born in France so that makes me officially confused :-) Insularity and diversity have had a long history of struggling with each other on either concepts. In the end it does not really matter where people are coming from it is more important that they are fully be able to express themselves and contribute in the now :-)
- Producer09/07/2017Culture, Color and a Global Gathering at Gawai FestivalStory by STEPHANIE BROOKESPhotos by DAVID METCALFI stood with my blowpipe at the ready. “Gather strength from your core and aim high,” Agus advised. “We are excited to have an Australian team enter the competition and best of luck to you”, he added...
- Producer13/06/2017Expresiones de amor en América Latina y en España¡Hola abejitas! Es un gusto saludarles.Hace unos minutos hice un live buzz sobre este tema, pero quiero compartirlo también en un producer.Cuando empecé a estudiar catalán descubrí que la máxima expresión de amor en ése idioma es decir T'estimo....
Comments13/06/2017 #2 Hugo Chinchilla#1 Buenoooo, jejeje, es que si de expresiones hablamos, incluso de un país latinoamericano a otro hay cosas que significan todo lo contrario, no digamos con La Madre Patria. Imagínate lo que le pasó a mi padre cuando recién habíamos llegado a España. Un lunes sus compañeros de trabajo le preguntan: Macho, ¿Qué hiciste el fin de semana? Mi Papá, con toda sinceridad contesta: Pues ayer, mi esposa y yo pasamos la tarde jugando con el cipote en el parque. Inmediatamente sus compañeros se troncharon de la risa. Hasta después mi padre se dio cuenta que en España cipote hace referencia a los genitales del hombre, y no a un niño como en Honduras. Y así hay muchísimos ejemplos.13/06/2017 #1 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez EscolarPues te hago saber y le puedes decir a tú esposa, que esta española está totalmente de acuerdo con esa definición de
Te amo se utiliza ya cuando estás en una relación seria, y darle a entender a ésa persona que es tu todo, el centro de tu universo, que estás loco por ella, y que darías todo por mantenerla junto a tí el resto de tu vida.
Anecdota graciosa, mi hija mayor me dice que parezco latina, en vez de española, también me lo dijo una encargada (bueno dijo más bién, pareces extranjera, mis compis eran latinas, las extraño) cuando dije y sigo diciendo que ustedes aunque hay palabras que no signifiquen lo mismo, utilizan el español como deberia usarse, en España hay much@s que lo malogran, lo vulgarizan, lo pisotean, no usando los tiempos vervales como se debiera, o por ejemplo si una persona latina pregunta ¿Cómo te sientes? En primer lugar habria risas, te contestarian, en una silla. Mi compañero venezolano me dijo que tuvo que cambiar muchisimas expresiones, porque usarlas aquí podrian significar flirteo, si se las dices a una mujer. Me dá pena cuán ignorantes somos en ciertos momentos.
Voy viendo ese live buzz, 😉.
- Producer27/04/2017Los mormones: sus ritos y ceremoniasFamilia mormona -Aunque el aspecto de los mormones de la actualidad poco tiene que ver con los del s. XIX que conocemos a través de las películas americanas, sus costumbres y ordenanzas siguen siendo las mismas.- La ropa interior mormona es...
- Producer26/04/2017Reasons why I love the USAWhy I love the USFreedomPeople fight to defend their freedom. This freedom gives everybody the right to do what you want without fear of government intervention.RiskThis country was founded with risk and risk-takers are still applauded...
Comments11/05/2017 #42 Enrique de la RicaWhy do I love China? China is the most successful example of development in history. In the last 30 years it has maintained sustained annual growth of more than 9%. There is no evidence of similar growth in an economy. During this period around 400 million people have emerged from poverty and the average income of one person has multiplied by 20. China has experienced in 30 years the 200 years of development and industrialization of West. But the Asian giant does not stop. Their financial capacity is brutal. Its foreign exchange reserves amount to 2.5 trillion dollars, more than double the country that follows (Japan), and three times the holdings of the whole European Union. It is the largest country in the world's inhabitants, the one that grows the most, the largest in terms of manufacturing capacity, the largest savings capacity and in a couple of years will be the largest consumer in the world. In the next decade we will attend the assault of Chinese companies to the western markets. We are already living with companies such as Lenovo, Alibaba, Huawei, Tencent, Xiami, Haier... In 2020 China will have 29% of all engineers and graduates in the world and by 2030, 37 out of every 100 scientists in the world will be Chinese (data from the OECD). There are more and more Chinese Universities among the 100 most prestigious in the world and the most famous in the West have more and more Chinese students ... and these occupy the top positions among the graduates. People who will return and develop their skills and competences in their country of origin….and then….11/05/2017 #41 Enrique de la RicaI agree and I would add Burgers at The Counter, Sam Adams, car sound systems, Fast and Loud, culture of failure, you can eat at anytime, University academic system, skills training at School, Katy Perry, 1968 Mustang Convertible, Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Computer History Museum, Mac Book and the Tombs at Georgetown30/04/2017 #37 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsI can with all honesty and sadness right now say: I have disheartened with my country right now, it's leaders, and now too many of it's people, those I never thought would have the attitude towards others that they do:
But I love it's beauty, the natural wonders this country is graced with could be unmatched in the world. It's diversity, the myriad of nationalities I encounter every day. That both these are being threatened by the monsters now in control of our government scares the living hell out of me. May they rot!
Sorry, Javier, this is such a positive post, I love how you feel about my country, I wish I had visited yours and could give glowing commentaries!
May the U.S. survive this monstrosity we call a government and live to see the beauty of our country continue for many centuries to come...
Sorry I hate basketball, watching it, playing it, everything about it; but that's natural for a shorty like me! Now give me a baseball and a bat and I'll hit it out of the Park! I also have my pins for a bowling a 200 and 250 game! Closest I got to a perfect game was the one that earned me the 250 pin, with a score of 276 (for the novices 300 is the perfect score!) thanks for the tag Javi!27/04/2017 #36 Sarah ElkinsAs much as I'd like to get in on this, I'd rather point out that, as @Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador said, each country has wonderful things and terrible things. I love my country, and I love many other countries. My experiences in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Italy, France, Germany, and UK have all offered incredible opportunities to explore a variety of foods, people, transportation, and cultural events. I have love for each country, not one about the other. That would be like having a favored child to me; I find beauty and sadness everywhere.27/04/2017 #35 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand AmbassadorOne of the nice things about diversity in the world is there can be a place for any one any time and the ability to change. Each country has something wonderful and some drawbacks. Can you eliminate a drawback without impacting the good too? For example, the US does have inequality. However, that also drives innovation through a desire for something better. The US is still one of the few places that anyone can grow up and become president, wealthy or be a hermit. It's not perfect, the question is it close enough to your liking for what you want to do. And who know, what would have happened if Spanish explorers decided to go further North. :)27/04/2017 #34 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez EscolarSomeone told me that "my country is the one that gives me something to eat", I understand it, although I know that we are always attracted again. Personally I do not believe in borders, from my current perspective, I agree with Mr. Jim Murrai, I think the USA, that is missing, in Spain we continue to fight for health and education remains public and quality, many are We depend on this. Usually few people, those who have their fixed work stop to think, do not put in place of ... fortunately not all are equal. We are in a happy country where abundance, good food, valued by its nutritional contribution, the good people and their humor and desire to pass it well above the difficulties. The only time I traveled was to Germany. I could not travel more, I would love to do it. @
@Jan 🐝 Barbosa will be happy to welcome you, next Japand weekend in Madrid probably in October, yet to be confirmed 😉26/04/2017 #31 Preston 🐝 Vander VenGreat Buzz. I love all those reasons you have listed.
Sadly I know many people who that these for granted and don't even realized what they have and are willing to give it up just for an illusion of feeling safe. Benjamin Franklin once said that “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety”.
The founding fathers were once safe under the crown, yet without everything listed above, and that is why they left. But, today I see those willing to go back.
The Truth is 'We Really Don’t Know What We Have Until It’s Gone’. So, sometimes we need to see some else who has lost it to understand.26/04/2017 #30 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThanks for tagging me @Javier 🐝 beBee. I had no idea you've visited so many places! Like @Jerry Fletcher, I too, wish I would have traveled much more when younger. It's never too late though! I think what I love about the USA is would be the diversity of what you find in different regions of the US, lakes, forests, mountains, Pacific and Atlantic Ocean along our coasts. We are very lucky to have so many differing states to visit and we are close enough to drive to Canada.. well those of us that live up North. We have cultural diversity which is great (hope it stays that way) and everything you named above... well I could not agree more!! Thanks!26/04/2017 #29 Jim MurrayOddly enough I love my country because it is not the USA. I don't dislike the USA per se. I acknowledge that it is a great country, and I have spent a lot of time there having grown up in a town bordering Buffalo New York. I had many American friends. And when I got into advertising and photography I traveled extensively in the US and was always astonished to hear how little most of the people I met knew about Canada and the rest of the world. It's a great country but it is very insular. I don't judge America by what's going on right now, because that's just a silly phase they're going through. But I do judge them on the fact that their government does not treat all the citizens of the country the same way. America does a good job of being the world's policeman, but a very poor job of taking care of its own people, veterans, the disabled the poor. In Canada we have similar situations, but our government does work to address these inequities.26/04/2017 #28 AnonymousWhat do I love about my country? Freedom. Freedom that we can follow a dream or idea no matter how old or how young one is. Freedom to be friends with whoever we want.
I love that we can reach out and connect with people all over the world who are open minded and willing to reach out. I love learning about other cultures and people..and like Matt said: food ! Love to try different countries foods. LOL What is there to not love about anyone one's choice of where they live ?
I have not traveled much (did I hear "Bucket List"? ) but the places I have visited have been so awesome, I would want to go back some time.26/04/2017 #27 Jerry Fletcher#5 I love my good fortune for being born into a country that renews itself regularly and rewards the innovators that push it to be a little different down the line. The beBee community is full of minds that make it a second home. I wish that like so many members of beBee I had traveled more in my youth. Their observations and tales of the countries, cities and keepsake moments make armchair travel a constant delight. Muchas Gracias!26/04/2017 #26 Susan 🐝 Botello#10 I love this! I love Spain and The U.S. and my heart has two sides: One for Spain and the other for San Diego. If you visit San Diego we have Beaches and mountains, deserts and unique cities and towns all within 30 minutes of each other. We have the best foods, including food from all over the world. San Diego has awesome indie artists and amazing innovators in business. I love the ambiance in Spain and the tapas. Bees are everywhere creating virtual bridges between countries and minds! I am grateful to have a home in the U.S.A. and in Spain! Olé!26/04/2017 #25 Wayne Yoshida@Javier 🐝 beBee - thank you for this post and for the tag. I have traveled to several countries, and each time I go somewhere, I take some time to enjoy what the local people do and experience many of their everyday vs "foreign tourist things" to do.
But, the best part of travel, to me is - it is so great to come home.26/04/2017 #24 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorThank you, Javier, for tagging me and thank you for displaying a positive attitude about the US. Being an older person (whoops, did I admit to that!), my journey while living in the US has been a good one. Not everything is to my liking, however, I don't have expectations of living in a perfect world. I am grateful for where I have been and where I am now. I believe things happen for a reason and so be it. I am proud to be a US citizen.
- Producer18/04/2017La hemeroteca: "Anecdotario de protocolo"-A veces, la diferencia de costumbres, cultura y religión entre países hace que el protocolo oficial de éstos tenga matices diferenciadores importantes. -Las visitas de Estado constituyen el máximo nivel de las visitas oficiales y, por tanto,...
Comments18/04/2017 #3 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez LopezMuy interesante @Fernando Fernández.
En cierta ocasión me dijeron que según el protocolo no debía hablarle a "cierta persona importante" el problema vino cuando este se dirigió a mi "muchas gracias" ¿? Protocolo -No contestar Educación recibida ( que es la que tomé ) "de nada......" En ocasiones los que rodean son peores que las celebridades.
- 16/02/2017Cinco ciudades milenarias que hoy descansan bajo el aguaviajestic.atresmedia.com Hace muchos años fueron ciudades llenas de vida. La mano del hombre y los terremotos las hundieron para siempre bajo el agua. Hoy sólo las podrás ver si...
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- Producer15/07/2016Viajar con lo puesto... con lo que somos.Foto: Purmamarca, Jujuy, Argentina. Carnavales del norte Argentino 2012. "Estoy en la montaña observando el entierro del diablo que espera el próximo carnaval".Mi primer Post!!! Hola a todos! Hace tiempo que me sume esta comunidad de viajeros......
- Producer06/07/2016'Three Teachings' Cradle Leaves Us SuspendedAnother mystic Chinese temple? Certainly, but one with some interesting engineering, dating back almost 1500 years, and perched some 75 m above the base of the cliff into which it has been built.First there's the technique used to support many of...
Comments06/07/2016 #1 Dean OwenExcellent. This is quite an incredible structure that I was fortunate enough to be able to visit on Day 7 of my road trip around China. Well recommended. For some additional photos for anyone interested, visit : https://www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/The-Great-China-Roadtrip/page-3.html
- Producer02/07/2016Juan Blanco on the Streets of Pamplona for Two Days at The Running of the BullsImage: mayormente.comThis is the second post in a series about the tales of Juan Blanco and his adventures in Spain. You can read the first one here. The year was 1995. I had just graduated from high school and was on my second trip to Spain, where...
Comments03/07/2016 #21 Flavia Toro RodriguezGreat story @John White, MBA! I had been at Sanfermines twice when I was 18, 19, and I loved that party. Then I moved to Pamplona and I lived there for almost 4 years. I knew the other side of the party. Anyway I love Sanfermines. There are people from every place of the world. Thanks for sharing it and remembering me this things 😊02/07/2016 #15 Javier 🐝 beBeeThe festival of San Fermín in the city of Pamplona (Navarre, Spain) is a deeply rooted celebration held annually from 12:00, 6 July, when the opening of the party is marked by setting off the pyrotechnic chupinazo, to midnight 14 July, with the singing of the Pobre de Mí. While its most famous event is the encierro, or the running of the bulls, which happens at 8:00 am from 7 July to 14 July, the week-long celebration involves many other traditional and folkloric events. It is known locally as Sanfermines and is held in honor of Saint Fermin, the co-patron of Navarre. Its events were central to the plot of The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway, which brought it to the general attention of English-speaking people. It has become probably the most internationally renowned fiesta in Spain. Over 1,000,000 people come to participate in this festival.02/07/2016 #13 Qamar Ali KhanWonderful story-telling @John White, MBA alias Juan Blanco! I have seen the things on TV, but really did'nt have an idea about the real scene. Brilliant post! I dare to add in your last advice phrase. "Surround yourself with good people and avoid to be drunk. Good people sometimes may not be helpful if you're drunk" :-) I think Aristotle said it!
- Producer22/06/2016Pachinko - Uniquely Japanese Take a walk near any major train station in Tokyo and you’ll likely stumble upon a colourful façade with flashing signs and a million tiny lightbulbs. As you approach, the sliding doors open and the noise hits you like a ton of bricks. This is...
Comments02/07/2016 #3 Loribeth PiersonSounds like fun @Dean Owen, we had a small Pachinko machine growing up, it was a blast to play. We could play for hours but no money involved. Lol to young at the time. I think a room full of them would give me a big headache, but it might be worth it once. Thanks for sharing part of your journey.
- 27/06/2016Fondos, subsidios y apoyos para arte y culturarecursosculturales.com Convocatorias a fondos, subsidios y apoyos para cine, danza, diseño, fotografía, gestión cultural, literatura, música, plástica, teatro y...
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- 21/06/2016Erotismo, amor y muerte en la fotografía de Laura Makabreskuculturacolectiva.com “Mis fotografías son expresiones de mi lado más oscuro. Mi trabajo le da voz a esas emociones y miedos que de otro modo me comerían por...
- Producer20/06/2016Speaking In Tongues, The Trials And Tribulations Of Learning A New Language.I have just finished another Bahasa Indonesian lesson at a well-regarded language school here in Bali and quite frankly; yet again I found it mentally exhausting! As I base myself here for up to ten months a year to supposedly write a book...
Comments02/07/2016 #15 Brian McKenzie@Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD one of the most effective ways to break someone down and make them compliant - is to isolate them in their own head. Complete solitary lock down, including messing with the lights, timing of food and rest periods - usually with in two weeks; they are blathering just happy for the occasion to talk. Very few people can be left in their own head for too long.02/07/2016 #14 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#8 Hi @Brian McKenzie again! "You will know you have made it when you start to dream in the other language." Man, is that a great one! Lovin' the humor! Oh..and do I have homework to do? ..hm.... Does "Traumatic Brain Injury Entropy" qualify as a language? I definitely believe so. My first book is the first "brain-injured author" book to be Reviewed by some Reviewers that took offense that I said, "Hum, drum. Drip, drop." too much. Off subject I know, but that was my language. It was my life, literally. I had a PICC line intravenous fluid going in my arm and to my heart for almost a frkn 4 years. No one but an anesthesiologist could have survived it, as I barely weaned myself off of the fluid before they wanted to stick the next needle 'permanently' in my upper chest. As if I was getting chemo for weeks. Nope! And you know what? If I could live on an iv for almost 4 years, the least that a reader could do is tolerate the "noise" that was unspoken background static to my brain. Heck, all a reader would have to do is shut the drn boook if they got tired of the silent noise! Hey! Epiphany! AHHhh! I think that just goes to show how GOOD the book actually IS written, since it does make the reader get just as frustrated as me. Hummmmmm.....https://youtu.be/4EVCZEtwe34 ? maybe the reviewer was giving me a compliment....wow.....02/07/2016 #13 Paul Walters#12 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD When eminent surgeons stop by one is humbled and therefore I must away to collect pollen, make honey and serve tea !! Time I have aplenty. I live in Bali where time moves slowly but really I procrastinate to keep from beginning the next book!23/06/2016 #10 Vincent AndrewLearning any language is a difficult task. But yes, learning a different language opens up a whole new world altogether. I speak three languages but I am thinking of learning at least one European language, probably Spanish or German. Can any bees suggest where I can get help with this?21/06/2016 #8 Brian McKenziethey say that the average American uses less than two thousand individual unique words in conversation - and with the 6 second emoji crowd - significantly less than that. I used to fly at about 6000 words in Russian when in the thick of things, due to 10 years out of the military- I am struggling to get over half of that again. I am not sure if learning the language the first time was harder, or picking it back up after being out of it for a decade. You will know you have made it when you start to dream in the other language. Best of Success to you and your studies.20/06/2016 #6 Nancy WalkerI can absolutely relate to what both you and Jeffrey have gone through @Paul Walters. I'm still finding discarded post-it notes! I really love my language classes and even though I suffer from the same self consciousness that everyone goes through learning and speaking new languages I try my hardest to do so outside of class with other students or with friends from other countries... However ask me on a bad day and I'll probably respond in English!20/06/2016 #5 Jeffrey BoxerA few weeks after moving to Spain, I needed help buying a metro ticket. I walked up to several people and asked "can you help me?", but kept getting strange looks. After 10 minutes I realized that I had conjugated the verb wrong, and I had been declaring to a bunch of strangers "I can help me."
- Producer12/06/2016True Tales of Haggis and BagpipesThis is a tale of historic origins, much of which has been strained through a digital wobbly-truth detector, without inflicting any apparent damage, and with the balance having been told to me by my maternal grandmother. It was been passed down...
Comments13/06/2016 #21 Ken BoddieAhhh, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, you have a love of the Great Highland Bagpipes and, therefore, being of Scottish descent, are by definition tone deaf. 🙉 I would bet that your grandmother ensured your grandfather wore undies with the kilt, otherwise you wouldn't be around to tell the tale. 🙈As for black pudding, yes the Kiwis are in on the act also, as I can well remember from my 5 years in exile there. But, believe it for not, animal blood is black when it's dried. Sometimes it's best not to ask what's in something, particularly after you've taken a mouthful. 🙊 The taste is not too bad, really, when it's fried and, as suggested in earlier comments, that's what tomato ketchup is for. 🍅 #1713/06/2016 #20 Ken BoddieAs far as I can remember, @Aleta Curry, the only thing that's really bitter in Scotland is the weather. 🌡They're a magnificently hospitable race (as long as you don't expect them to buy a round of drinks). As an example of bitter weather, I understand, from my few remaining relies, that summer was on a Wednesday last year. 😬 As for the thistles, the bees just love them, and beBees too, even here in SE Qld. Have a look at the buzz I wrote on this a while back.
🐝 🐝 🐝 #1813/06/2016 #17 Lisa 🐝 GallagherBrilliant @Ken Boddie, your stories always capture me! If my grandfather ever had to wear the kilt for a year, well my grandmother (yes a woman) never told his secret ;-) I really want to try haggis now- the wine was a blissful addition. I've never tried blood pudding- I once saw a woman in New Zealand make it, she used real sheep's blood? If that's the case, forget it. Visiting Scotland and my relatives that live there is on my bucket list. Bagpipes with Men dressed in kilts were played at my father's funeral years ago. Lovely, they truly are music to my ears.13/06/2016 #12 Ken BoddieSorry, @Lada 🏡 Prkic, I missed your reference to black pudding which used to be very popular in Scotland when I was a lad. I've also seen it, on occasions, for sale in the butcher shops here in Oz. My dad used to make it but, having seen what goes into it, I can't say I was ever a fan. 👎 But, as I said to James in #11 below, that's what tomato ketchup is for. 🍅 #6
- Producer11/06/2016What’s in a Name? Plenty!I am fascinated by words, and surely no words are more fascinating than those used for names. The naming of people varies greatly from society to society, and it can have important social, religious and legal ramifications. At bottom, all humans...
Comments23/03/2017 #29 Sara JacoboviciSorry I missed this the first time it was posted @Aleta Curry but happy to have come across it now. You may find this of interest and I hope you join the hive. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@sara-jacobovici/what-s-in-a-name13/06/2016 #26 Aleta Curry#21 Oh, I see! I've missed it somehow. I *did* see an article about eliminating certain personal pronouns from school correspondence because they were'n't sex- oh, I AM sorry - gender-neutral. A person with a working brain couldn't even begin to ponder the rightness or wrongness of the school board's decision - way before I even got to that, the only thing I could think was that it was a language lover's nightmare, and how on earth was it going to be reasonably implemented.12/06/2016 #21 Brian McKenzieIt is one of the new 53 new gender ideology memes that is being passed around by the SJW's because binary sex is too hostile, more so that even being human is abhorrent - and lest you go searching for a penguin identity, it must have a special magical purple hue. And of course if you identify as a purple penguin then you are. - honestly, that is as far as I got with it, I left cartoons in childhood - I see no reason to revisit them now.
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