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Monday, October 31, 2011

Angry Birds

Angry bird family growsImage by haikugirlOz via Flickr

I will be walking into season 3 of my adventures in BA armed and loaded with a pile of new weapons. By "weapons", I not only mean just new ESL material but there is one piece of equipment that I consider my "Deathstar". My weapon of mass destruction.........a 8GB 2nd generation ipod touch.  Our North American mindset teaches us that unless its the greatest and the latest, then it's useless but nothing could be further than the truth.

Monday, October 24, 2011

The World is a Classroom

SF to Paris in Two Minutes from Beep Show on Vimeo.

Roars of laughter echoed from our table throughout the dining hall of Mcdonalds as the three of us sat there together in what would be our very last lesson. As I look upon the faces of both Ceci and was unmistakable that something in them had changed forever through the course of this three month period.  The course in english was only for 3 months but the lessons they learned would stay with them forever. It may have been the last lesson with me but truth be told, for them it was only the beginning.

Monday, October 17, 2011

A Nite of Fun @ Casa Mun

So if  picture is worth a thousand words then how much is a video worth? Well when it comes to anything having to do with Casa Mun, then I would have to say that the answer is "priceless".

Monday, October 10, 2011

Magnificent Moments

So how it works in our church is that the year is divided up into trimesters.  Every season, we set our goals for things to be accomplished and visions and projects to be completed during that season. At the end of every trimester, our church celebrates by having a massive service where thousands of people from all the different branches attend. Due to the amount of people that show up, the church literally has to rent a stadium to house the crowds and even then, there is always overflow. Last year in Oct. was my very first time going to this service. And I went to another one again last July. Some of you may remember that I told the story of going there on a previous blog  "Uncut....Uncensored....Unrated".

Here is the thing, I actually had more raw footage that just didn't seem appropriate to simply share publicly. For quite awhile, I was wondering what I wanted to do with this magnificent footage.  Then one day close to the end of my 2nd trip, I wanted to see what it would be like if I threw all these clips together to create a mini movie. Those clips I previously showed are beautiful but two clips aren't going to do justice in conveying what it feels like to be there. But my hope is that this new video with all the never-before-seen footage will be your front row seat to some of the church's most magnificent moments.....

Monday, October 03, 2011


Being someone who used to do tours of Chinatown, Victoria....I have a deep appreciation for the preservation of history.  And certainly have a deep respect for a city that recognizes historic value! When visiting Buenos Aires, in my rush to explore the sites I would often miss the small orange sticker in front of select bars and cafés indicating that it is a "bares notable". A "bares notable" is a café that the goverment has deemed to be of historic value and therefore the interior of it cannot be altered or renovated. Currently in Buenos Aires there are about 60 select bars and cafés that have this special recognition.

Amorous Alpacas

Amorous Alpacas