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More blue skies….Seychelles again

Thought for the day…” Doing what you like is freedom.  Liking what you do is happiness”

” A negative mind will never give you a positive life”.

It is sad to read that the efforts of one Russian newspaper to lift spirits have failed.  The ‘City Reporter’ newspaper had decided to only print good news and happy stories for a day, but the result was far from happy, as it lost about two thirds of its readers.   It has gone back to ‘regular’ news now.     And despite it being almost Christmas, when you visit the shops and shopping malls at the moment, the bad tempers and stress are very evident.  Hard to believe that it is the season of joy and goodwill…..

Blue skies and uncrowded beaches from the Seychelles again…..no signs of Christmas stress here….And if you think that the colours look unreal, then just visit the Seychelles !!  Fuji X-E1 camera again.

wordpress-beach-1and a photo from a market in Myanmar……

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Myanmar Traffic jam – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day…” Monday is an awful way to spend 1/7 th of your life”.

” Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don’t”

Did you know that in Finland, that they hold the world championships for mobile phone throwing?   In 2012 it was held in the Finnish city of Savonlinna, where Ere Karjalainen  set a new record by throwing a mobile phone 101.46m.   The women’s winner was Jonna Mattero, who threw her phone 42.47m.  The next world championships will take place on 24th August.   Finland is also the country hosting the annual wife carrying competition, which takes place in Sonkajarvi each year.    The wife that you carry does not have to be your own, as in former times, it was not unusual for men to steal wives from neighbouring towns.   The Estonians normally win this event, although there are entrants from countries such as Israel, USA and Russia.  The course is 250m long and includes 2 hurdles and a water pool.  Minimum weight for the wife is 49kg, and dropping the wife incurs a 15 second penalty.  The prize in the last competition was a plasma TV and the weight of the wife in beer.

Myanmar (Burma) for the photo today, and an old 35mm film that I have scanned.  Interesting photo of a boat traffic jam on a canal.  Bordered by China, Laos and Vietnam, Myanmar has around 135 different races of people, totalling some 60 million people.    Either way, not much is going to move very fast on this canal.

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Photo of the Day Sunday 9th June 2013 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day….”  ‘Opportunity only knocks once’   is one of the greatest lies of all time.   Opportunity is a constant drumming that, like any sound repeated too often, becomes only a noise we tend to ignore”

“A smile will be complete when it begins in your heart, reflects in your eyes, and ends with a glow in your face”

It is not easy to say how many countries there are in the world, but the number seems to be around 206 soverign states.    Counting is made more difficult because some countries do not recognize others, and also some ‘new’ countries have yet to be recognized (like Kosov0).   Countries such as Palestine, Taiwan, Greenland and Cyprus all have disputed or part separate status.    The UN has 193 member states and also 2 observer states, as well as 11 other states, so the true number of countries in the world is not easy to determine.

A scene from a local market in Myanmar today, and a portrait of one of the market sellers.  Until 1989 it was known as Burma, and has around 135 different ethnic tribes.  It was one of these tribes, Myanma, which gave the country its current name.   The currency there is called the Kyat.  In 2006 the capital was moved from Rangoon to Nay Pyi Taw.

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Photo of the Day Monday 27th August – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day…” If you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm”

Off to Myanmar (previously known as Burma) for the photo today.   Surprisingly, the population of Myanmar is around 60 million.  It became independant from Britain in 1948.  Poverty and poor health care are big problems there.  It is said to be the world’s second largest producer of opium, although at one time was a major exporter of rice.

Happy not to be working at the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

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