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Cultures Around the World

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This hive is to share information about your country or culture. Share the history, holidays, celebrations, food, or anything that makes you proud of the region in which you live. Whether it's a tale of days gone by, photos of special places, or something important to you that you want others to know about the lives of your people.
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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?ย Do all cultures and creatures laugh?ย 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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    Ken Boddie
    20/01/2017 #14 Ken Boddie
    #9 Hope you don't mind, Sara, but I've added your baby video to the end of this buzz. ๐Ÿ‘ถ ๐Ÿคฃ
    Ken Boddie
    20/01/2017 #13 Ken Boddie
    #9 I watched your video, Sara, on my own and went from silent chortle to laugh out loud in less than a minute. This video is a great find, Sara, and the babies laughing at dogs which follow it is also hilarious. Thanks for the endorphin transfusion. ๐Ÿคฃ
    Ken Boddie
    20/01/2017 #12 Ken Boddie
    #7 I hear that beBee's also looking for a CGO, Kev. Any takers?
    Ken Boddie
    20/01/2017 #11 Ken Boddie
    #8 So what do you 'life' at Devesh? ๐Ÿคฃ
    Ken Boddie
    20/01/2017 #10 Ken Boddie
    #6 Thanks for your thoughts, Gert, and of course the joke, which fits into the 'Mismatch of Expectation and Reality' category. This also brings up the concept of miscommunication by accident when we can only really laugh when we are in a remote situation or really know a person well, rather than in a face to face situation, particularly with strangers. I remember the tale of the unfortunate overseas student who arrived in UK and got himself into a number of awkward situations by frequently asking for "hairy twot". After a number of episodes (embarrassing to him but hilarious to others) it transpired he was looking for directions to Herriot Watt University.
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/01/2017 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    I love your style @Ken Boddie; you offer a serious buzz on laughter. But seriously, try to keep a straight face when watching this video of babies laughing (3 min.)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L49VXZwfup8
    Devesh Bhatt
    19/01/2017 #8 Devesh Bhatt
    I just replaced laugh with life and the article is still very interesting.
    Kevin Pashuk
    19/01/2017 #7 Kevin Pashuk
    I was waiting for the punch line Ken...

    Seriously though, some great questions. Why do we laugh? Why did it evolve so that only one type of shrieking laughter is present in a restaurant when you and your partner are trying to have a semi-romantic evening?

    In a recent post I wrote on people's use of titles (vs. experience), I made mention of someone calling themselves "Chief Giggles Officer". I wrote that in a mocking tone. I stand corrected. Any of the people on the panel of the television show you referenced likely qualify for that title.
    Gert Scholtz
    19/01/2017 #6 Gert Scholtz
    @Ken Boddie An intriguing post Ken. I think we laugh for a few reasons. As a means of social bonding; where group cohesion was fostered long ago by touch, as groups increased in size verbal grooming and bonding replaced it โ€“ language, laughter and song. The other reason is that laughter is a response to unexpected juxtapositions or ideas โ€“ we have a certain train of thought or a fixed perspective and laughter is the response to having it changed and altered in an unforeseen way. Mostly we laugh because it feels good โ€“ the chemicals released in the body because of it, makes it a self-seeking act. The other side of the question is interesting too: why do we (try to) induce laughter in others? A long list it could be.

    According to a poll by Prof Richard Wiseman of the UK, here is the joke voted funniest: Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He doesn't seem to be breathing and his eyes are glazed. The other guy whips out his phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps, "My friend is dead! What can I do?" The operator says "Calm down. I can help. First, let's make sure he's dead." There is a silence, then a shot is heard. Back on the phone, the guy says "OK, now what?"
    Devesh Bhatt
    19/01/2017 #5 Devesh Bhatt
    #4 well the disagreement may make them intense. Let them have a laugh :)
    Ken Boddie
    19/01/2017 #4 Ken Boddie
    #2 The rats might disagree with you, Devesh. ๐Ÿ€
    Ken Boddie
    19/01/2017 #3 Ken Boddie
    #1 For the man who has everything, Pascal ..... a belly button tickling stick. ๐Ÿคฃ
    Devesh Bhatt
    19/01/2017 #2 Devesh Bhatt
    Pretty intense
    Pascal Derrien
    19/01/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    Darwin & @Ken Boddie merged into one body, don't make me laugh you will say now you will regret saying this..... because I am going to ask you to tickle his belly.....
  2. Jackie M.

    Jackie M.

    17/01/2017
    Meanwhile in Australia...
    #killerkangaroo
    Jackie M.
    Templestowe jogger suffered injuries after kangaroo attack | Daily Mail Online
    www.dailymail.co.uk Melbourne jogger Debbie Urquhart (pictured), 54, has opened up about the terrifying moment she was viciously attacked by a kangaroo during her early morning run on...
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  3. 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 โ€œalternatiewe storie van Afrikaansโ€โ€ฆ. During the middle 1600โ€™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!!
    Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    15/01/2017 #14 Graham๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    15/01/2017 #8 Lisa ๐Ÿ 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 ร  votre santรฉ.
    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
    โ€œBaie Dankie'' for the entertaining and informative post @Gert Scholtz :-)
  4. Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    Tradition ~ the thread of unity ~ Presentation Program
    www.linkedin.com Never forget who you are. Never forget where you came from. Cultural traditions have been a survival tool to Native Tribes for hundreds...
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  5. Jackie M.

    Jackie M.

    12/01/2017
    What is your opinion? Are you offended by this article? While I abhor that this kind of stuff brings out the worst racist trolls, I'm inclined to lean towards a "live by the sword, die by the sword" attitude towards those who seek recognition on the basis of their looks (yes, I know talent counts in beauty pageants but we all know it's predominantly about looks, and beyond the issue of subjectivity, there is such a thing as a universal concept of beauty)
    Jackie M.
    www.barstoolsports.com
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  6. Jackie M.

    Jackie M.

    11/01/2017
    Travel magazine TourRadar's article on travelling to Malaysia vs Indonesia, with contribution from yours truly :)
    Jackie M.
    Malaysia VS Indonesia: A Traveller's Guide to Choosing
    www.tourradar.com Malaysia or Indonesia: In-depth comparison for travellers โ˜†Things to do โ˜†Places to See โ˜†Food/Drink โ˜†Local Cultures โ˜†Transport...
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  7. Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    Want to know the income inequality in the US? Want it mapped out for you? Well there is a App for that...well maybe not an App but a Software. Esri is mapping the income disparity in cities across the U.S. This article made me think of Jim Murray's post about the internet. There are no more 'hidden' statistics, it's at your finger tips if you know where and how to look. Where does your city stand in income disparity?
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    Mapping the Stark Rich-Poor Divide in Major U.S. Cities
    www.citylab.com A new project from Esri lays bare the geographic split between wealthy and lower-income...
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  8. Jackie M.

    Jackie M.

    10/01/2017
    I was interviewed for a Sydney Morning Herald article yesterday for ideas on what to do with leftover rice - among my suggestions are Fried Rice - and this is one incarnation of it - Nasi Goreng (lit. "fried rice" in Malay) - a deluxe version I encountered at Shangri-La Rasa Sayang in Penang, Malaysia, from my last trip there. Jackie M.
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    Jackie M.
    12/01/2017 #4 Jackie M.
    #1 It WAS very good :D
    Jackie M.
    12/01/2017 #3 Jackie M.
    #2 Oh brilliant, I'll have to check out the Balinese recipe. My satays are tiny morsels as well, which annoyed a lot of Australians when I first started selling them some 25+ years ago - they expected big kebabs. I've done a TV segment for it and it's also in my cookbook, but I do plan to make it in one of my upcoming Live broadcasts, so stay tuned :)
    Dean Owen
    11/01/2017 #2 Dean Owen
    Hey Jackie M, I've had satay all over SE Asia, and they are typically, as in your picture, tiny morsels of chicken, lamb or whatever that are quite dry. The absolute best satay I've ever had is at the Four Seasons in Bali, and we attended their onsite cooking school to learn how to make them. Here is their recipe:
    http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1184/balinese-chicken-satay
    Not your traditional satay, but extremely juicy. Was wondering how you make your satay?
  9. Jackie M.

    Jackie M.

    09/01/2017
    Human interest story of the day, with a good ending -
    Jackie M.
    Chinese man abducted aged 7 is reunited with his father after eating a plate of oysters | Daily Mail Online
    www.dailymail.co.uk Li Risheng, 20, was eating a plate of fried oysters at a food stall when he came to the realisation. The man was taken from his hometown Diancheng, southern China, at the age of...
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    Aleta Curry
    10/01/2017 #1 Aleta Curry
    Good gracious - one can still buy babies that easily in China?!
  10. Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    A rather long video, but so interesting I was hooked. I'm with the Japanese scientist; I don't believe these structures are a natural phenomenon. There is a Spanish version and I've shared the link below, if anyone is interested.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdXgx9phkrU&t=247s
    Japan's Mystery Pyramids Full Documentary
    Japan's Mystery Pyramids Full Documentary Amazing look at some mysterious pyramids located at the bottom of the sea off the coast of Yonaguni Island,...
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    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    07/01/2017 #1 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Seem like there is a minor brouha over whether these are natural formations or man-made formation - still interesting to observe, thanks for the info https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yonaguni_Monument
  11. Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    Good read here
    Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    The magic of friendship โ€“ Go Humans News
    gohumans.news The definitive place for positive news about the human...
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    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    01/01/2017 #1 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a strange encounter at my local coffee house. Where a simple smile seemed to startle a fellow patron. I wanted to share this story of how a simple hello to a stranger can make all the difference. Our elderly possess the wisdom of the ages...and we need to "love them up"
  12. Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    Okay, a very oldie but goodie. A conversation on a Buzz made me think of this scene. Are we teaching our children this life skill? (No not dancing! :-) )
    I was a huge Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers dance team fan in my youth.
    Pick Yourself Up - Swing Time (1936)
    Pick Yourself Up - Swing Time (1936) "Pick Yourself Up" is a popular song composed in 1936 by Jerome Kern, with lyrics written by Dorothy Fields. The song was written for the film Swing Time...
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  13. ProducerKen Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    27/12/2016
    Try Uber Camel on Hump Day
    Try Uber Camel on Hump DayWant to cross the Simpson Desert, blaze a new trail from Adelaide to Darwin across the Red Centre, or just want to get away from the rellies, including Uncle Arthur and Aunt Martha, after that disastrous Christmas Day lunch? Then why not throw your...
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    Ken Boddie
    07/01/2017 #40 Ken Boddie
    The only thing I can say, Todd, is FLEAS!
    Todd Jones
    07/01/2017 #39 Todd Jones
    #38 Excellent point. Not to mention the fact that she would have it sleeping in bed with us...
    Ken Boddie
    07/01/2017 #38 Ken Boddie
    #37 Think doggy poo bags, Todd, then factor up by ten or so. ๐Ÿคฃ
    Todd Jones
    07/01/2017 #37 Todd Jones
    Splendid Ken! Now my wife wants a camel. "Just think how cool we will be walking him around town while everyone else has their boring dogs and kids on leashes'" was her pitch. I must say, and perhaps it comes from my middle eastern roots, the idea does hold some appeal. Great post.
    Ken Boddie
    31/12/2016 #36 Ken Boddie
    #35 please steal away, Susan. Perhaps that will alleviate my guilt at having stolen them in the first place. ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Susan Rooks
    30/12/2016 #35 Susan Rooks
    OMG, @Ken Boddie, that post is just wonderful! I may never stop laughing! And I will steal a couple of those cartoons for my next Friday Funday post.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    29/12/2016 #34 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #32 butt ugly, ohhhh that's pretty ugly and I hope to never find out how smooth their kisses are either Ken!
    Ken Boddie
    29/12/2016 #33 Ken Boddie
    #31 Pascal, I do indeed alter my colours to suit my surroundings, so will accept the title of occasional chameleon, but purely for survival proposes. I am, of course, presently, and for the foreseeable future, 'True Blue Ocker Aussie', mate. ๐Ÿค  I feel another Australiana buzz coming on, so will put the kilt and sporran back in the wardrobe.
    Ken Boddie
    29/12/2016 #32 Ken Boddie
    #30 No, Lisa, by 'ugly' I mean neither handsome nor pretty, but huge nose, protruding yellow teeth, butt ugly. But I have it on good authority from an old buddy of mine (three quarters cut at the time) that their kiss is as smooth as a baby's bottom. I hope you never find out, Lisa.
    Pascal Derrien
    29/12/2016 #31 Pascal Derrien
    @Ken Boddie I was thinking that you are really a chameleon :-)
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    29/12/2016 #30 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #29 They spit? Does the spit fly upwards? Ugly meaning... not the most friendly Camel? That would be my luck LOL
    Ken Boddie
    29/12/2016 #29 Ken Boddie
    #28 Been on the occasional camel in my younger days in the Middle East, Lisa. Way back before I moved to Oz and when Adam was a lad. A bit like sitting in a boat on rough water, except a boat does t spit. I always seemed to get the ugly one. ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    29/12/2016 #28 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    My testicles were hurting after I read that. Oh wait...
    Interesting facts @Ken Boddie. Have you ever ridden on a Camel? Wondering about the comfort, I know riding a horse for any length of time can get uncomfortable- at least it did for me.
    Love the car-toons. Uber Camels, that's hysterical.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    29/12/2016 #27 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #26 Yikes! I can almost hear the sound of two hands...clapping! :)
    Ken Boddie
    29/12/2016 #26 Ken Boddie
    #25 perhaps not with the logistics, Praveen, but a couple of bricks are guaranteed to get then and their cargo almost anywhere. ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    29/12/2016 #25 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #15 Same difference there Ken! And that's a few dollars more worth of thinking for ya! ;) Now don't go Smokie on me... I heard about that Mexican gal and am not sure if camels are gonna be of any help with the logistics!
    Ken Boddie
    29/12/2016 #24 Ken Boddie
    #23 I guess it depends, Aurorasa, whether you take your camels with one hump or two. ๐Ÿค”
    Aurorasa Sima
    29/12/2016 #23 Aurorasa Sima
    #22 I received a call from the society of dromedary. "What about us", they said, "what about us"
    Ken Boddie
    29/12/2016 #22 Ken Boddie
    #19 You're welcome, Aurorasa, but I doubt very many stallions would aspire to holding more water with the Wily Ghan around. ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Ken Boddie
    29/12/2016 #21 Ken Boddie
    #18 ..... or at least get you over hump day, Don?
  14. Sushmita Thakare Jain
    Excited to share on account of Christmas ;-) my first video.
    It's my Debut so it's not good hope to make better ones in future
    Sharing my My First Collaboration, I'm so excited!!!!
    Christmas Greetings From India
    Christmas Greetings From India Watch our newest member of The Taste Team, Sushmita Thakare Jain give us an introduction to India their Christmas celebrations with decorations,...
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    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    03/01/2017 #36 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #35 Thank you! :)
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    02/01/2017 #35 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Happy New Year !
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    27/12/2016 #34 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #32 Thank you @David B. Grinberg for your warm wishes ๐Ÿ˜Š glad you liked the video โœŒ
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    27/12/2016 #33 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #31 Thank you @Augusto Santos for sharing your views appreciate it โ˜บโœŒglad you liked it
    David B. Grinberg
    27/12/2016 #32 David B. Grinberg
    What a wonderful video, @Sushmita Thakare Jain, really top notch. I wish you and all my friends in India a very Merry Christmas and all the best in 2017!
    Augusto Santos
    26/12/2016 #31 Augusto Santos
    Great video @Sushmita Thakare Jain! It's wonderful to see how Christmas is celebrating in your Country. Thanks for share with us!
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    26/12/2016 #30 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #13 Thank you @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams for sharing the video โ˜บ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    26/12/2016 #29 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #25 Thank you @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher for sharing the video ahead glad you liked the video as we as me ๐Ÿ˜„
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    26/12/2016 #28 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #24 thank you @Gert Scholtz for checking out the video and sharing your views appreciate it, fells good when your attempts are appreciated โ˜บ
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    26/12/2016 #27 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #23 Hehe yeah @Dean Owen we have skinny Santas out here thanks for watching and sharing your views ๐Ÿ˜€ yeah will love to post more videos too โœŒ and improve at it too
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    26/12/2016 #26 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #22 Thank you @Aurorasa Sima for sharing your views โ˜บ gald you liked the compilation ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    26/12/2016 #25 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    @Sushmita Thakare Jain, what a beautiful video! Nice to see you and the festivities/decorations are so beautiful. What a lovely video, thanks for sharing!! Happy Holidays in India!!
    Gert Scholtz
    26/12/2016 #24 Gert Scholtz
    @Sushmita Thakare Jain Lovely video Sushmita. Have a wonderful Christmas time!
    Dean Owen
    26/12/2016 #23 Dean Owen
    Nice to see how Christmas is celebrated all over the World. It looks like India suffers from the same affliction as China - Skinny Santas! Great video @Sashimita. Hopefully the first of many!
    Aurorasa Sima
    26/12/2016 #22 Aurorasa Sima
    #2 Wonderful pictures!!! Thank you so much for this intimate photo show! I loved the happy music too.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    25/12/2016 #21 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #19 Thank you @Josรฉ Ramรณn ๐Ÿ Lรณpez for your warm well wishes gald you liked the video โ˜บ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    25/12/2016 #20 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    Thank you @Tanmoy Ray and @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman for sharing the video ahead โ˜บ
    Josรฉ Ramรณn  ๐Ÿ Lรณpez
    25/12/2016 #19 Josรฉ Ramรณn ๐Ÿ Lรณpez
    Nice video @Sushmita Thakare Jain . Thanks for share with all the bees and i wish you the best and happy Christmas!
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    25/12/2016 #18 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    @Milos Djukic wishing you Merry Christmas too โ„๐ŸŽ„โ›„
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    25/12/2016 #17 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #13 Thank you @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams it's good to know you liked it ๐Ÿ˜Š it's sweet of you all โ˜บ
  15. Lynne Black

    Lynne Black

    24/12/2016
    Lynne Black
    Christmas Hanukkah Overlap December 24, 2016
    lrbandassociates.com Christmas Hanukkah overlap December 24, 2016 for the 5th time in 100 years. When holidays combine, it makes it nice for any interfaith couple or family. Because my Husband is Catholic and I am Jewish we celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah. Of...
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    Lynne Black
    28/12/2016 #4 Lynne Black
    #1 Thanks for reading and sharing your background. As more and more couples are interfaith, it is nice to share as it is all about embracing different backgrounds. Happy New Year!
    Lynne Black
    28/12/2016 #3 Lynne Black
    Thanks for sharing your background. More and more couples and families are interfaith so it is nice when other traditions and backgrounds are shared. Thanks for reading and responding. Happy New Year!#2
    Dorothy Cooper
    24/12/2016 #2 Dorothy Cooper
    I hear you. I am divorced and I invite my ex over for Christmas to be with his children. I find since he was never observant, it is the best I can do to embrace being together. My daughter seems interested in pursuing her
    Jewish identity. My son has Aspergers' so he is apathetic but interested in the history. I respect the faith and culture and would defend it with my life if I have to do that. I tend to embrace a post-modernist hope there is a God, but I am not fond of the role of women. Thanks for sharing this.. Dorrie Cooper Happy Holidays!
    Sandra Smith
    24/12/2016 #1 Sandra Smith
    I also have an interfaith family, I'm Jewish my son is Church of England and Jewish (if you can be both! :) Happy Chrismukkah to you and your family
  16. ProducerAnna Valadzko

    Anna Valadzko

    24/12/2016
    Eye on Barcelona: Caga Tiรณ or Shitting log.
    Eye on Barcelona: Caga Tiรณ or Shitting log.Hi all!I would just like to wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. So let me share an exclusively Catalan ย tradition, this is the tradition my family enjoys the most๐Ÿ˜ƒ! It started many centuries ago, no one really knows how the...
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    Paul Kemner
    24/12/2016 #4 Paul Kemner
    This sounds much more fun than the spying Elf on a Shelf. It's better than bad, it's good!
    Arun kumar
    24/12/2016 #3 Arun kumar
    hi ah wish u a merry chrismass to all in world celebrating............
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    24/12/2016 #2 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    You learn something new everyday! Poo as part of a holiday celebration! How cute is that!
    Dean Owen
    24/12/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    What a fabulously odd tradition! I know some traditions are born out of commerce, invented to sell more of something. I wonder about the origins of this one. Thanks for sharing!
  17. Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    However you celebrate/spend the holiday season within the nation/culture you live may it be a time of love, peace and joy, shared with those you love. May we all return to beBee with renewed energy and focus to make this the best network in existence. I know that is has been a wonderful experience for me and I appreciate all the wonderful people that I've 'met' here.

    Peace, Love, Joy, and Happiness to Everyone.
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
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    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    24/12/2016 #7 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Happy Holidays, Pamela.
    Susan Rooks
    24/12/2016 #6 Susan Rooks
    Thank you, @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams, and I wish the very same for you and yours!
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    24/12/2016 #5 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #4 Thank you Debasish, I return the wished to you and your family. A peaceful and prosperous New Year.
    debasish majumder
    24/12/2016 #4 debasish majumder
    Merry Christmas and a happy new year ahead @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams. wish you and your family may have a prosperous year ahead madam.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    24/12/2016 #3 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Happy Holiday Season, @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams!
    Gert Scholtz
    24/12/2016 #2 Gert Scholtz
    @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams A happy Christmas to you Pamela.
    Dean Owen
    24/12/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    PLJ&H to you too @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams!
  18. Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    BEE CHALLENGE
    A post by @Max Carter brought to mind an incident that happened when I arrived at my favorite coffee house and I wanted to share my comment to Max:
    Hi Max. Today I'm hanging out in my favorite coffee house. When I arrived I found an empty table and unloaded everything (laptop, phone). I looked up and there was a woman looking my way and our eyes met. I gave her a simple smile and nod of acknowledgment. It took about 10 seconds for her to walk up to me and ask: "Do you know me?" I responded: "Not that I can remember" (again with a smile). Her response surprised me: "So your smile...was just a smile?"
    I answered: "Yep, just a friendly smile of hello". "Okay then" was all she said but she was smiling as she walked away.
    Should it be so shocking that a stranger offers a smile? I don't think so...
    Smile at a stranger Bees, for no other reason than to exercise your smile muscles!!!
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
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    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    18/12/2016 #2 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    You made her day @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams. Smiles are free and so easy to give out!!
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    17/12/2016 #1 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    I spent 5 minutes shopping & 30 minutes chatting in the WholeFoods with the folks who work there, who always know what I want. I have lived 'here' just 6 months.

    Smiles & talk make the world go 'round.

    Friends are strangers we see more than once....
  19. Tracktour Music Library
    Tracktour Music Library
    Arnold Schwarzenegger tells people to stop 'whining' about Donald Trump - NME
    www.nme.com Arnoldย Schwarzeneggerย has urged people in the US to stop โ€œwhiningโ€ about President-elect Donald Trump. The former Republican governor of California told the public to start backing him after the star made an appearance on the Today show yesterday...
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  20. ProducerKen Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    11/12/2016
    She'll Be Right, Mate!
    She'll Be Right, Mate!"She'll be right, mate, she'll be right!"ย Is this optimism calling?ย "She'll be right, mate, she'll be right!"Or mere apathetic stalling?ย -------------------------------------------I forget how many times I've heard this Aussie adage,Meant to raise...
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    Ken Boddie
    04/01/2017 #39 Ken Boddie
    #38 Amazing story, Dean-san. And I thought the only way to unleash the instant 'Kilted Killer' was to add whiskey.๐Ÿ˜ก Now I know the best way is to say how pretty he looks in his 'skirt'. ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก
    Dean Owen
    04/01/2017 #38 Dean Owen
    #37 Beware the man in the skirt! -
    http://www.warhistoryonline.com/instant-articles/man-set-europa-ablaze-skirt.html
    Ken Boddie
    12/12/2016 #37 Ken Boddie
    #36 and I always thought the Gay Gordon was a dance. ๐Ÿค”
    Dean Owen
    12/12/2016 #36 Dean Owen
    #35 Always thought it was about a lass, and I don't mean a prince dressed as a lass like you Scots like to do!
    Ken Boddie
    12/12/2016 #35 Ken Boddie
    #34 I'll swear on a stack of haggis, Dean-san, that this time Mr Google is on the money! All part of the Scots heritage with which I was dragged up.
    Dean Owen
    12/12/2016 #34 Dean Owen
    #33 The original. First time thinking of that song for, well, decades. A quick consultation with Mr Google tells me the song could be about the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charles at the Battle of Culloden. Fascinating what they get innocent children to sing....
    Ken Boddie
    12/12/2016 #33 Ken Boddie
    #32 The original version, I hope, and not the technicolor yawn version? ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Dean Owen
    12/12/2016 #32 Dean Owen
    #30 Giving me nightmare recollections. I used to sing My Bonnie at restaurants when I was five.....
    Aurorasa Sima
    12/12/2016 #31 Aurorasa Sima
    #30 Hehehe
    Ken Boddie
    12/12/2016 #30 Ken Boddie
    #27 All bonza, Gert, and @Aurorasa Sima. The last one reminds me of a distorted version of the old ballad (originally Scots) reportedly as sung by sea-sick sailors, as follows:

    My breakfast lies over the ocean,
    My dinner lies over the sea,
    My stomach's in such a commotion,
    Oh bring back my doctor to me.

    ๐Ÿ˜
    Ken Boddie
    12/12/2016 #29 Ken Boddie
    #28 LOL, Aurorasa. Too true, Blue!
    Aurorasa Sima
    12/12/2016 #28 Aurorasa Sima
    #26 .... or the flashlight of someone taking a selfie.

    ... oh bring back my cell phone to me
    Gert Scholtz
    12/12/2016 #27 Gert Scholtz
    @Ken Boddie Apparently, these sayings all come from the land where She'll Be Right Mate:
    -May as well be here we are as where we are
    -Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once
    -If you catch a man, throw him back!
    - My Boddie lies over the ocean....
    Cheers Ken!
    Ken Boddie
    12/12/2016 #26 Ken Boddie
    #24 Hope that rabbit hole didn't engulf you, Lisa. Remember that rabbit burrows always have more than one way out. There's always light at the end of the tunnel, but, as @Aurorasa Sima forewarned in her #1, here's hoping that light isn't a train. She'll be right, Sheila! Sorry, I mean Lisa. ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    12/12/2016 #24 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Wow, good timing! Stepped into the rabbit hole, a bit stuck. I have faith there is a way out, this just lit a fire beneath me! She'll be right mate! Love the Aussie spirit. Thanks for sharing @Ken Boddie View more
    Wow, good timing! Stepped into the rabbit hole, a bit stuck. I have faith there is a way out, this just lit a fire beneath me! She'll be right mate! Love the Aussie spirit. Thanks for sharing @Ken Boddie! Close
    Ken Boddie
    12/12/2016 #23 Ken Boddie
    Thanks for the share @John White, MBA Bonza, mate. ๐Ÿ‘
    Ken Boddie
    12/12/2016 #22 Ken Boddie
    #19 Your caution is well founded, as too much alcohol will get you pickled, whereas too many Aussies will at least get you happily pickled. She'll be right, Kev.
    Ken Boddie
    12/12/2016 #21 Ken Boddie
    #18 No doubt you're referring to the last Sheila in the queue, Pascal, as in "She'll be left"? ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Ken Boddie
    12/12/2016 #20 Ken Boddie
    #16 The use of 'Sheila', Manjit, is fast disappearing, as is much of that great and often indecipherable language, Aussie Strine. It seems to be dissipating into a melting point of more modern usage, adopted by younger generations from television, texting and SM, no doubt. There was a time when you would hear Strine commonly used by taxi drivers in our cities, but these days many taxi drivers are more likely to be relatively recent immigrants who have a diverse range of language such as Punjabi, Greek, Vietnamese, Somali, Arabic, to mention a few.
    Kevin Pashuk
    11/12/2016 #19 Kevin Pashuk
    If I'm in a pickle (a bad situation) I want to be there with an Aussie. If I'm going out to the pub, I stay away from Aussies. I have learned this from experience.
  21. Ana Arlinda Alcantara Caldeira
    Ana Arlinda Alcantara Caldeira
    100 Women 2016: Female Arab cartoonists challenge authority - BBC News
    www.bbc.com Three female cartoonists from North Africa depict how the practice of male guardianship continues to affect women's lives in their...
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  22. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    06/12/2016
    I Can Read The Writing On The Wall. Searching For The best Of Street Art.
    I Can Read The Writing On The Wall. Searching For The best Of Street Art. Today I find myself in Jogjakarta in central Java; My quest? To ferret out some of the vibrant street art that this city is famous for. Most visitors to this, Indonesiaโ€™s cultural hub head straight for the attractions that โ€˜Jogjaโ€™ is famous...
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    Donna Gordon
    20/12/2016 #9 Donna Gordon
    I really like this
    Paul Walters
    09/12/2016 #8 Paul Walters
    #2 @Dean Owen Its often the obscure towns that produce some of the most astonishing work. Nelson in New Zealand is one such town, melbourne would be another as is Tokyo . As for the royal crescent I remember an eccentric woman who painted her front door yellow and each time she did it the authorities would come round and re paint it black only for it to be yellow again by the following morning! loved that woman !
    Paul Walters
    09/12/2016 #7 Paul Walters
    #6 @Ken Boddie I simply 'found' the images on long ambling walks around the city. often think that we are sometimes 'blind' when wandering cities not seeing what is right in front of us. I have a large collection now and plan to soon put out a book on some of the startling stuff I have seen .
    Ken Boddie
    08/12/2016 #6 Ken Boddie
    I love to see large and interesting street art murals, Paul, and have many pics of beautiful works on building walls, mostly taken in the inner city suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne. I find it easy to differentiate, however, between this attractive and clever art form and the utterly defiling and desecrating graffiti, which often surrounds it, and in which I see neither art nor reason other than as a statement of barbarism and social disintegration. I love Yogya, have family there, and visit there often with my wife, but I must admit to never having seen street murals there. Perhaps I have been focusing too much on the traffic and the interesting way the motor bikes buzz around the cars without collision. Any chance you can be more specific where you found the first two murals?
    Pascal Derrien
    07/12/2016 #5 Pascal Derrien
    fyi @laurent jacquet if not seen elsewhere
    Asesh Datta
    07/12/2016 #4 Asesh Datta
    Art is a special skill to be enjoyed by the viewer and in turn, the artist enjoys creating it and acknowledged by viewers. Issue is public place as a medium of displaying art. Streets are meant for traffic and must be avoided unless exclusively reserved for the purpose. Secondly, on wall or on display boards these are acceptable if not objected publicly.
    Most of the time such arts are creative with a social message. However, these must be a source of revenue for the city municipality. Quite a few displays are photo graphic portrait and such arts are easier to display and replaceable
    So street art by painters must be allowed at designated streets only. Jogjakarta can take a lead and have a global street art competition.
    Thanks and regards
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    07/12/2016 #3 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    One way of me looking at street art is amazing creative expression. The other way is the daily waste of creativity ignored by government and business and which is first slowly eradicated through the educational system. The message of the underlying human condition here isn't one of destruction but to say look at the flow and energy being ignored - a statement that we matter and that we want to make a difference. The great starting point of that isn't in the street art but the education system - as the graffiti says so well "if graffiti changed anything - it would be illegal".
    Dean Owen
    07/12/2016 #2 Dean Owen
    That is quite a focused passion! I had no idea about this side of Jogjakarta, was always too busy haggling for Batik. Quick question - Of the thirty cities which single one stands out in terms of creative street art? One of my favourite artists is Jean-Michel Basquiat whose works you look at and just know it was him. Love a bit of graffiti in the right venues, but usual prefer it not to be in my neighbourhood. I am sure you would agree one would not like to see graffiti adorning The Royal Crescent in your hometown of Bath!
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    06/12/2016 #1 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    One of my favorites Paul!! I love street art with a passion and in our city artists are given walls to paint. I'll need to take a tour and share the images here. Thanks!!!
  23. ProducerAndrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    30/11/2016
    Possibly the best musical talent to come out of The Netherlands!
    Possibly the best musical talent to come out of The Netherlands!If I mentioned Golden earring and Shocking Blue would anyone know that these bands came out of The Netherlands? Well they did and were very successful more so golden earring who are still performing to this day, although with a very different line...
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    Lyon Brave
    30/12/2016 #9 Lyon Brave
    cool
    Andrew Porter
    30/11/2016 #8 Andrew Porter
    #7 @Gert Scholtz your welcome!
    Gert Scholtz
    30/11/2016 #7 Gert Scholtz
    #5 @Andrew Porter You put a "Smile" in my ear was a play on the song of Pussycat. Thanks for doing so!
    Andrew Porter
    30/11/2016 #6 Andrew Porter
    #3 It is amazing some of the bands we hear singing in english that we naturally assume they are either from the UK or US, there are many musically talented bands from many countries that we may be unaware of, and its a pretty good reason to highlight such bands in a buzz. Thanks @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman for commenting.
    Andrew Porter
    30/11/2016 #5 Andrew Porter
    #2 @Gert Scholtz shouldn't that be smiling from ear to ear, glad I put a 'smile' on your face thanks Gert!
    Andrew Porter
    30/11/2016 #4 Andrew Porter
    #1 I've said it before Randy, there are bands who we have forgotten about or people are not aware of, Mississippi takes me back to the long hot record breaking summer of '76' and it seems a mystery how this band never achieved success out of Europe, yes they may not be to everyone's taste but they certainly came out with songs that had meaning...glad you liked and thanks for commenting!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    30/11/2016 #3 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Wow! Thank you for the memories. I love Shocking Blue and didn't realize these groups came from the Netherlands. Some great talent!!
    Gert Scholtz
    30/11/2016 #2 Gert Scholtz
    @Andrew Porter Don't I remember them. You have put a "Smile" in my ear - great article Andrew.
    Randy Keho
    30/11/2016 #1 Randy Keho
    Love this stuff, Andrew. Being a Baby Boomer, I'd of course heard Golden Earring and Shocking Blue in the states. I recall hearing about Pussycat, but I never heard any recordings.
  24. Dean Owen

    Dean Owen

    26/11/2016
    I am currently in the deep South of China in Sanjiang, home to the Dong ethnic minority. Here is a taste of what I am seeing. Full buzz coming soon. Dean Owen
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    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    26/11/2016 #4 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Amazing !
    Iyobosa Ero
    26/11/2016 #3 Iyobosa Ero
    That's awesome. As a traveller i love seeing and experiencing other cultures. Share as much pictures as you can...
    John White, MBA
    26/11/2016 #2 John White, MBA
    Amazing!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    26/11/2016 #1 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Wow, can't wait to read your buzz!
  25. Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    We may be separated by Countries but together, we are the world. ~Together, we can change the world~ Always think of the children, they deserve to live in peace, not fear. The children are our future.
    Ukrainian Orphans singing: Together We Can Change the World, Together We Can Change Ukraine.
    Ukrainian Orphans singing: Together We Can Change the World, Together We Can Change Ukraine. HART Europe, Ukraine,...
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    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    23/11/2016 #2 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #1 Thanks @debasish majumder, I want to see a brighter future that children don't fear for all children around the globe. A better future where children aren't starving, living on the streets, in the midst of wars and on the list goes. They are completely innocent and deserve nothing less than a future they can build upon!
    debasish majumder
    23/11/2016 #1 debasish majumder
    Great share madam @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher! true empathy being reflected in your post. you are literally am ambassador to global peace and harmony.
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