Tag: south korea
You cannot ignore these Seoul reflections
Debbie’s Six Word Saturday
Here and there
Lens-Artists Challenge #263: East Meets West or for my post North Meets South
A bit of South Korea and Australia are in my post. One piece of music I studied in school was a piece called West meets East. The performers, the best in their field at that time (1967) American violinist Yehudi Menuhin and Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar. I hope you enjoy the music
In the morning everyone meets for prayer
We all have fun at a parade
There is always something to light up the night when the parade is over
Laugh to be healthy and happy
One of my favourite Elvis songs – the laughing version. Try not to get caught up in Elvis’s contagious laughing
“The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.” – Voltaire
“Laughter serves as a blocking agent. Like a bullet-proof vest, it may help protect you against the ravages of negative emotions that can assault you in disease.” – Norman Cousins
“Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away.” – Benjamin Franklin
Earth laughs in flowers. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
God has a smile on His face. — Psalm 42:5
On Day at the Pearly Gates
St. Peter stood at the Pearly Gates, waiting for the incoming.He saw Jesus walking by and caught his attention.
“Jesus, could you mind the gate while I go do an errand?”
“Sure,” replied Jesus. “What do I have to do?”
“Just find out about the people who arrive. Ask about their background,their family, and their lives. Then decide if they deserve entry into Heaven.”
“Sounds easy enough. Okay.”
So Jesus waited at the gates while St. Peter went off on his errand.
The first person to approach the gates was a wrinkled old man. Jesus summoned him to the examination table and sat across from him.
Jesus peered at the old man and asked, “What was it you did for a living?”
The old man replied, “I was a carpenter.”
Jesus remembered his own earthly existence and leaned forward.
“Did you have any family?” he asked.
“Yes, I had a son, but I lost him.”
Jesus leaned forward some more. “You lost your Son? Can you tell me about him?”
“Well, he had holes in his hands and feet.”
Jesus leaned forward even more, and whispered, ” … Father?”
The old man leaned forward and whispered, ” … Pinocchio?”
Woven together: by human & by nature
Ragtag Daily Prompt Monday: Intricate
Finding bubbles of all sorts
The Ragtag Daily Prompt Saturday: Bubbles
Looking deep into the enticing bubbles
Debbie’s Six Word Saturday
It’s a party
Lens-Artists Challenge #177: Celebrating
Let’s get the celebrations started
Grab your sunnies
Make sure the decorations are up
What’s a celebration without bubbles
Everyone is here and are already having a good time
OK time to light the cake
Looks like the celebration is almost over
Look, there’s the fireworks so must be almost time to go home
There will always be a few leftovers in the morning
and a bit of deflation
Look like this bloke missed out again
It’s buildings – in many ways
The Lens-Artists Challenge #173: Interesting Architecture
I have been thinking about this theme since I first read it way too early in the morning to have many cohesive thoughts. Here is a random mish mash of constructions with interesting architecture.
I’ve opted for a slideshow for a change. Enjoy your travels and hope that there are interesting architectural surprises along the way
An early adventure
The Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Meet….
I was on my first foray into the world outside of Australia. After realising what I wanted was rather expensive I settled for a bus tour. I flew with Korean Air and I was amazed at the service and food. There were a group of people going to one of the Korean Air Hotels and waited for the bus to take us. As we got into the elevator something funny happened to someone and I looked at this woman and we both could hardly contain laughing.
The next day a bus took people back to the airport. Boarded a plane to Madrid and it had a stop over in Amsterdam to refuel. I over heard a conversation about going on a tour. Once in Madrid I introduced myself and said I am on the same tour. We headed off to get the bus to the hotel to wait for the tour to start. More smiles as we sat in what we called, the Nana Bus.
Meet Kerri and Joerg
WE roamed the streets of Madrid with no special plan and headed off to explore what we could find. Didn’t go into the Prada, I went there next time, we just enjoyed what we found sometimes the same thing twice! Hence we were Chaos Tours.
There was always laughs and fun in the bus as there were lots more under thirties than oldies. I wasn’t cool enough for the back seat or fuddy duddy enough for up front.
There were really helpful for me to get my head around another world as we went from Madrid to Granda, along the Mediterranean – Southern France, Nice, Avignon up to Northern Italy, Florence, Venice – everyone on the tour went on guided tours in Pisa. Kerri, Joerg and I found a great little place and had a pizza in Pisa, one of the best I have had. Then Croatia, Rovinj in a resort and Split was amazing, a quick overnight in Ljubljana, Slovenia and onto Vienna.
Kerri and Joerg left the tour in Rome. I am so glad we clicked and are really special to me. We still email and FB message, the occasional phone call. I have used Kerri and Joerg in a previous challenges.