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  • 09 Jul 2013
    The Honeymoon Travel Blog (abc) SINGAPORE ARRIVED IN SINGAPORE: "Singapore seems to be alive. Blink and another building goes up. More offices, more shops, more businesses, more hotels, more new bars… It's mind boggling." After our three day Orient Express extravaganza we arrive in Singapore with a slight sway in our step - something akin to sea-legs. We hop in a taxi from the station and before we know it we've arrived at the Fullerton hotel, one of Singapore's finest establishments. Built in 1928 and famous as the one-time Post Office with 100-metre long counter (now a swanky bar), the Fullerton is instantly recognisable thanks to its white stucco-fronted columns and wedding cake look. I really like the slightly off keel colonial-meets-Asian atmosphere - white-clad bellboys and an original red pillar post box sit comfortably alongside a huge lobby pond where Koi carp swim for good Feng Shui. We're welcomed at the door and whisked up to our suite. It's gorgeous - and ginormous! The stunning duplex suite in golden creamy colours is flooded with light from the floor to ceiling windows, overlooking the South China Sea and the crazy new Marina Bay Sands treble skyscrapers (complete with Titanic-look-alike structure neatly deposited atop the three buildings, about 60 floors up). We have a beautiful mezzanine upstairs, with swanky bathroom (with that amazing harbour view), elegant furniture in golds, dark woods and Chinese prints, and even our own terrace wedged between the imposing façade's columns. If only we lived here. We could recline on the mocha velvet divan, invite lovely friends for a cosy dinner party and watch movies on the huge flat screen TV. This could be our dream apartment… For now, we'll make the most of it for 48 hours while we also try to pack in all of Singapore's must do sights. There's a lot on the agenda. Between an expat friend's recommendations, and wanting to go back to the places we last saw in 2003, we might be a bit ambitious. .. Nevertheless, we plan an action packed schedule, starting with a walk down Boat Quay, where at night the street is lined with bars and restaurants, from Penny Black's English pub to seafood eateries where you can see the creatures before they meet their demise - anything from grumpy looking eels (who probably knew they were edible), to giant crabs (the size of a small dog - seriously!), and other assorted sea/see-foods. Also on the list is a visit to Chinatown. We decide to walk there from the hotel but take a wrong turn and end up amidst motorways and building sites, easily done in Singapore. It might seem small, but it's deceptively big when you're on foot - and building sites are a dime a dozen. We negotiate traffic, hop over barriers and jaywalk - not usually recommended in a country with strict rules and regulations, but we have little choice. I wouldn't usually mind jaywalking, but I seem to recall that even chewing gum is illegal here. Indeed, where else could you find brand new flat screen TVs in the street, sleek digital displays and a spotless metro system without a piece of litter or graffiti to be seen? Eventually we find Chinatown, and walk around the Temple, Pagoda and Mosque streets. Since we did the temple thing last time we just browse the stalls selling everything from very intriguing looking food to jade trinkets, the eternal Chinese dresses, silk bags, paper fans and plastic good luck charm cats - a must have item we decide to invest in, choosing an 'eco-friendly' solar powered waving cat with a cheesy grin. I really do love shopping, but I can't quite believe how many luxury malls and designer brands there are in such a small square mileage! The abundance of Gucci and Louis Vuitton stores is amazing. It seems that everywhere we look in Singapore, there's a mall - SunTec, Orchard Road, Raffles City… It's torture for me! I suffer major shoe envy - those teeny, tiny sizes are no match for my size 9s - the eternal curse of the 6ft2 giant. Singapore seems to be alive. Blink and another building goes up. More offices, more shops, more businesses, more hotels, more new bars… It's mind boggling. Nevermind visiting the old heritage sites, like Chjimes or the famous Black & White houses, there's barely enough time to see all that's brand spanking new! We squeeze in a dinner at Lau Pa Sat, the authentic food hall where locals chow down on Vietnamese, Thai or Malaysian food, and order something that tastes pretty good considering we have no idea what it is. On the other end of the scale, we also make it to legendary Raffles. It's compulsory in Singapore. The cream meringue-like building with its elegant high ceilings, beautiful beams, detailing and antique furnishings is opulent colonial luxury at its best. To start off, we pop to the courtyard bar (which is really well hidden) with its intricate, white latticed balconies, and have a couple of drinks before dining at the gourmet Grill. Spoilt with amazing foie gras and chicken confit terrine and the Australian Waygu steak, we even allow the sommelier to twist our arm and try a Chateau Margaux 2005 - a real treat. I try to skip dessert but am foiled by the chef who insists we try his petit fours with a coffee. I love the freshly made fluffy 'guimauve' marshmallows and the financier 'finger' with its almond flavouring. For 'apres' we sneak up to the Long Bar for a Singapore Sling - also totally compulsory here. Be warned! The bar with its peanut shells on the floor, paddle fan ceiling system and smiling staff is so cliché it's like a movie set. I start chatting to the manager who turns out to be an ex-member of Transvision Vamp - You meet the most interesting people, in the strangest of places!The pink drink we've come to sample is extraordinarily sweet (apparently specially devised for ladies back in the day) so next time, I'm sticking to Cosmos. PREVIOUS: "Entering the Orient Express lounge in Hualamphong Station was the start to a journey in a parallel universe."   For more from Rowena, follow her @just_glorious - take a look at www.justglorious.com or her portfolio at www.carrallinson.com . For photography check www.frereimages.com  
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    The Honeymoon Travel Blog (abc) SINGAPORE ARRIVED IN SINGAPORE: "Singapore seems to be alive. Blink and another building goes up. More offices, more shops, more businesses, more hotels, more new bars… It's mind boggling." After our three day Orient Express extravaganza we arrive in Singapore with a slight sway in our step - something akin to sea-legs. We hop in a taxi from the station and before we know it we've arrived at the Fullerton hotel, one of Singapore's finest establishments. Built in 1928 and famous as the one-time Post Office with 100-metre long counter (now a swanky bar), the Fullerton is instantly recognisable thanks to its white stucco-fronted columns and wedding cake look. I really like the slightly off keel colonial-meets-Asian atmosphere - white-clad bellboys and an original red pillar post box sit comfortably alongside a huge lobby pond where Koi carp swim for good Feng Shui. We're welcomed at the door and whisked up to our suite. It's gorgeous - and ginormous! The stunning duplex suite in golden creamy colours is flooded with light from the floor to ceiling windows, overlooking the South China Sea and the crazy new Marina Bay Sands treble skyscrapers (complete with Titanic-look-alike structure neatly deposited atop the three buildings, about 60 floors up). We have a beautiful mezzanine upstairs, with swanky bathroom (with that amazing harbour view), elegant furniture in golds, dark woods and Chinese prints, and even our own terrace wedged between the imposing façade's columns. If only we lived here. We could recline on the mocha velvet divan, invite lovely friends for a cosy dinner party and watch movies on the huge flat screen TV. This could be our dream apartment… For now, we'll make the most of it for 48 hours while we also try to pack in all of Singapore's must do sights. There's a lot on the agenda. Between an expat friend's recommendations, and wanting to go back to the places we last saw in 2003, we might be a bit ambitious. .. Nevertheless, we plan an action packed schedule, starting with a walk down Boat Quay, where at night the street is lined with bars and restaurants, from Penny Black's English pub to seafood eateries where you can see the creatures before they meet their demise - anything from grumpy looking eels (who probably knew they were edible), to giant crabs (the size of a small dog - seriously!), and other assorted sea/see-foods. Also on the list is a visit to Chinatown. We decide to walk there from the hotel but take a wrong turn and end up amidst motorways and building sites, easily done in Singapore. It might seem small, but it's deceptively big when you're on foot - and building sites are a dime a dozen. We negotiate traffic, hop over barriers and jaywalk - not usually recommended in a country with strict rules and regulations, but we have little choice. I wouldn't usually mind jaywalking, but I seem to recall that even chewing gum is illegal here. Indeed, where else could you find brand new flat screen TVs in the street, sleek digital displays and a spotless metro system without a piece of litter or graffiti to be seen? Eventually we find Chinatown, and walk around the Temple, Pagoda and Mosque streets. Since we did the temple thing last time we just browse the stalls selling everything from very intriguing looking food to jade trinkets, the eternal Chinese dresses, silk bags, paper fans and plastic good luck charm cats - a must have item we decide to invest in, choosing an 'eco-friendly' solar powered waving cat with a cheesy grin. I really do love shopping, but I can't quite believe how many luxury malls and designer brands there are in such a small square mileage! The abundance of Gucci and Louis Vuitton stores is amazing. It seems that everywhere we look in Singapore, there's a mall - SunTec, Orchard Road, Raffles City… It's torture for me! I suffer major shoe envy - those teeny, tiny sizes are no match for my size 9s - the eternal curse of the 6ft2 giant. Singapore seems to be alive. Blink and another building goes up. More offices, more shops, more businesses, more hotels, more new bars… It's mind boggling. Nevermind visiting the old heritage sites, like Chjimes or the famous Black & White houses, there's barely enough time to see all that's brand spanking new! We squeeze in a dinner at Lau Pa Sat, the authentic food hall where locals chow down on Vietnamese, Thai or Malaysian food, and order something that tastes pretty good considering we have no idea what it is. On the other end of the scale, we also make it to legendary Raffles. It's compulsory in Singapore. The cream meringue-like building with its elegant high ceilings, beautiful beams, detailing and antique furnishings is opulent colonial luxury at its best. To start off, we pop to the courtyard bar (which is really well hidden) with its intricate, white latticed balconies, and have a couple of drinks before dining at the gourmet Grill. Spoilt with amazing foie gras and chicken confit terrine and the Australian Waygu steak, we even allow the sommelier to twist our arm and try a Chateau Margaux 2005 - a real treat. I try to skip dessert but am foiled by the chef who insists we try his petit fours with a coffee. I love the freshly made fluffy 'guimauve' marshmallows and the financier 'finger' with its almond flavouring. For 'apres' we sneak up to the Long Bar for a Singapore Sling - also totally compulsory here. Be warned! The bar with its peanut shells on the floor, paddle fan ceiling system and smiling staff is so cliché it's like a movie set. I start chatting to the manager who turns out to be an ex-member of Transvision Vamp - You meet the most interesting people, in the strangest of places!The pink drink we've come to sample is extraordinarily sweet (apparently specially devised for ladies back in the day) so next time, I'm sticking to Cosmos. PREVIOUS: "Entering the Orient Express lounge in Hualamphong Station was the start to a journey in a parallel universe."   For more from Rowena, follow her @just_glorious - take a look at www.justglorious.com or her portfolio at www.carrallinson.com . For photography check www.frereimages.com  
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    It’s possible to dress up intranets with a lot of bells and whistles, but at the end of the day an intranet should do three high level things and do them well. A modern intranet is a smart and integrated system with an intuitive user experience that focuses on three high level things your employees care about most: — The official corporate and onboarding stuff from HR, Executives, Corp CommunicationsNews and information  Finding stuff — i.e., people, experts, information, knowledge and ideas that help people do their job  — You know, the “project” and “process” type stuff that actually drives your business, builds product or services your customers.Getting work done   The Modern Intranet is an Integrated ‘Hub’ It’s really that simple. I’m sure some will have their own view of things and add all kinds of complexity. Sure, you can throw in all kinds of buzzwords like crowdsourcing, talent management and operational efficiency. Yet a modern intranet needs to be ONE system that addresses all three things in an integrated, engaging and convenient (aka mobile), user friendly experience. It’s one system that actually delivers on the vision and promise of becoming a true hub for global communication and collaboration within the enterprise.   I Want That ‘Easy Button’ on Everything!!!! I don’t know about you, but I want that “easy button” placed all over my modern intranet, on every page, every UI and every device. It’s not because I’m lazy, it’s simply because the fast pace of business today has accelerated and the scale of information both inside and outside the enterprise has grown exponentially insane. When you think about that in terms of your intranet and what it represents to your organization, you begin to view the modern mobile intranet as a: Reflection of organizational culture Representation of the corporate brand Way to build community and connect people Digital representation of people and their reputation within the organization Way to align and engage a distributed workforce and service customers Hub for both communication and collaboration Central place where work gets done While I could on and on about all the wonderments and attributes of a mobile modern intranet, it’s better to address the things I don’t want in an intranet followed by the stuff that I do want. So here goes …   I Don’t Want … My intranet to be a “dumb directory” where people constantly dig and inefficiently hunt for information. An intranet that is disconnected to the various other systems I need to get my work done. No, I don’t want another system alongside the wiki tool over there, the SharePoint document library over here, a dropbox folder, email, a web meeting and IMs all over the place. To fill out a stupid form to submit a document into a document library with all kinds of “structured metadata nonsense” and with nested folder structures. One place where I have to find an expert and another place I search for information. An intranet that I can’t access on my mobile device. A tool that only allow me to microblog at work in 140 characters or less. “Facebook for the enterprise” with single activity stream full of more noise than most people’s email inbox. That good ole’ corporate intranet home page with all kinds of web parts neatly placed on a web page with sanitized information that someone else thinks I should know. Sorry, I’m just going to change my home page to something else anyway. Connect, contribute, share and learn from my colleagues anywhere from any device. Watch video blogs and get work done on my phone or tablet. Filter out the noise and subscribe to what matters most — the people, places and content that are MOST relevant to me and the job I am hired to do. ASK A QUESTION so I can get an answer to help a customer as quickly as possible. Search results to be personalized to ME and find people, places and content that are most relevant to ME! Receive smart recommendations so I discover things I didn’t know before. Easily target my communication to specific groups of people without emailing them. Track activity, actions, decisions and understand the CONTEXT of the work that was done later when I search for it. Have the system track the reach and sentiment of the messages I’m communicating. Relate content I create or consume or act on to KPIs and show my executives dashboards so they can see the effectiveness of strategic initiatives.   I Do Want To … Connect, contribute, share and learn from my colleagues anywhere from any device. Watch video blogs and get work done on my phone or tablet. Filter out the noise and subscribe to what matters most — the people, places and content that are MOST relevant to me and the job I am hired to do. ASK A QUESTION so I can get an answer to help a customer as quickly as possible. Search results to be personalized to ME and find people, places and content that are most relevant to ME! Receive smart recommendations so I discover things I didn’t know before. Easily target my communication to specific groups of people without emailing them. Track activity, actions, decisions and understand the CONTEXT of the work that was done later when I search for it. Have the system track the reach and sentiment of the messages I’m communicating. Relate content I create or consume or act on to KPIs and show my executives dashboards so they can see the effectiveness of strategic initiatives.   The Best UX Is Driven by People and Their Network Users want a simple, easy, frictionless, personalized, and intuitive experience. That’s right…I want EASY because we’re all so busy! The friction and ugliness of legacy intranets have proven no longer effective means for communicating and collaborating. Users don’t care about all wonders of a feature rich platform unless it actually adds value and utility to their day-to-day jobs and helps them create, innovate, market, sell, and service customers. Businesses are complex and change too rapidly for information to be communicated and delivered by pre-determined little parts on a web page or disconnected Facebook-like micro-blogging tools. The best user experience is one that is driven by people and their network within the organization. Source: http://www.cmswire.com
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    It’s possible to dress up intranets with a lot of bells and whistles, but at the end of the day an intranet should do three high level things and do them well. A modern intranet is a smart and integrated system with an intuitive user experience that focuses on three high level things your employees care about most: — The official corporate and onboarding stuff from HR, Executives, Corp CommunicationsNews and information  Finding stuff — i.e., people, experts, information, knowledge and ideas that help people do their job  — You know, the “project” and “process” type stuff that actually drives your business, builds product or services your customers.Getting work done   The Modern Intranet is an Integrated ‘Hub’ It’s really that simple. I’m sure some will have their own view of things and add all kinds of complexity. Sure, you can throw in all kinds of buzzwords like crowdsourcing, talent management and operational efficiency. Yet a modern intranet needs to be ONE system that addresses all three things in an integrated, engaging and convenient (aka mobile), user friendly experience. It’s one system that actually delivers on the vision and promise of becoming a true hub for global communication and collaboration within the enterprise.   I Want That ‘Easy Button’ on Everything!!!! I don’t know about you, but I want that “easy button” placed all over my modern intranet, on every page, every UI and every device. It’s not because I’m lazy, it’s simply because the fast pace of business today has accelerated and the scale of information both inside and outside the enterprise has grown exponentially insane. When you think about that in terms of your intranet and what it represents to your organization, you begin to view the modern mobile intranet as a: Reflection of organizational culture Representation of the corporate brand Way to build community and connect people Digital representation of people and their reputation within the organization Way to align and engage a distributed workforce and service customers Hub for both communication and collaboration Central place where work gets done While I could on and on about all the wonderments and attributes of a mobile modern intranet, it’s better to address the things I don’t want in an intranet followed by the stuff that I do want. So here goes …   I Don’t Want … My intranet to be a “dumb directory” where people constantly dig and inefficiently hunt for information. An intranet that is disconnected to the various other systems I need to get my work done. No, I don’t want another system alongside the wiki tool over there, the SharePoint document library over here, a dropbox folder, email, a web meeting and IMs all over the place. To fill out a stupid form to submit a document into a document library with all kinds of “structured metadata nonsense” and with nested folder structures. One place where I have to find an expert and another place I search for information. An intranet that I can’t access on my mobile device. A tool that only allow me to microblog at work in 140 characters or less. “Facebook for the enterprise” with single activity stream full of more noise than most people’s email inbox. That good ole’ corporate intranet home page with all kinds of web parts neatly placed on a web page with sanitized information that someone else thinks I should know. Sorry, I’m just going to change my home page to something else anyway. Connect, contribute, share and learn from my colleagues anywhere from any device. Watch video blogs and get work done on my phone or tablet. Filter out the noise and subscribe to what matters most — the people, places and content that are MOST relevant to me and the job I am hired to do. ASK A QUESTION so I can get an answer to help a customer as quickly as possible. Search results to be personalized to ME and find people, places and content that are most relevant to ME! Receive smart recommendations so I discover things I didn’t know before. Easily target my communication to specific groups of people without emailing them. Track activity, actions, decisions and understand the CONTEXT of the work that was done later when I search for it. Have the system track the reach and sentiment of the messages I’m communicating. Relate content I create or consume or act on to KPIs and show my executives dashboards so they can see the effectiveness of strategic initiatives.   I Do Want To … Connect, contribute, share and learn from my colleagues anywhere from any device. Watch video blogs and get work done on my phone or tablet. Filter out the noise and subscribe to what matters most — the people, places and content that are MOST relevant to me and the job I am hired to do. ASK A QUESTION so I can get an answer to help a customer as quickly as possible. Search results to be personalized to ME and find people, places and content that are most relevant to ME! Receive smart recommendations so I discover things I didn’t know before. Easily target my communication to specific groups of people without emailing them. Track activity, actions, decisions and understand the CONTEXT of the work that was done later when I search for it. Have the system track the reach and sentiment of the messages I’m communicating. Relate content I create or consume or act on to KPIs and show my executives dashboards so they can see the effectiveness of strategic initiatives.   The Best UX Is Driven by People and Their Network Users want a simple, easy, frictionless, personalized, and intuitive experience. That’s right…I want EASY because we’re all so busy! The friction and ugliness of legacy intranets have proven no longer effective means for communicating and collaborating. Users don’t care about all wonders of a feature rich platform unless it actually adds value and utility to their day-to-day jobs and helps them create, innovate, market, sell, and service customers. Businesses are complex and change too rapidly for information to be communicated and delivered by pre-determined little parts on a web page or disconnected Facebook-like micro-blogging tools. The best user experience is one that is driven by people and their network within the organization. Source: http://www.cmswire.com
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  • This type of NBA 2k15 VC Coins repeating might be attractive in other limitless operating activities, but NBA Hurry does expose itself to be tedious after far less performs. While the art route is brilliant and loaded with results, the surroundings move through a restricted sequence of background scenes from the roads to a recreation area to a canal, and consequently, area. While fun, efficient, and unique, there's nothing especially amazing about NBA Hurry if you've already had your complete of limitless operating activities. http://www.2k15mt.com/
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  • 12 Aug 2014
       Yep you guessed it there is fire!!!!! So I have been living here in Costa Rica Atenas area for 13 months now. We are now deep into our 2nd dry season. Last season we didn't personally experience too many fires. What we did experience were either far away or done by the time we knew about them. This year we had a scare. A fire came very close to our home in Atenas. So that got me to thinking, "Why are there so many fires? How do they start?" So I started to look around as we travel though our daily lives paying attention to the burnt areas and current fires and I have picked my top 3 reasons which I will go into later. The reason for this blog is to explain to people who are thinking of moving here or visiting why we who live here now are not that thrilled with dry season and why we like Rainy season so much better. Lets look at it from the perspective of someone who is coming here for a vacation or to check it out. You are going to come during dry season. So what you are going to see is black hill sides , brown grass and just a very dry place. You won't have rain no doubt, which is what you are trying to avoid, but Costa Rica is so pretty in the Rainy season. You must come and visit both times of the year if you are thinking of moving here. Now because most people avoid coming here during Rainy season prices jump! Hotel prices, food prices, everything goes up in dry season. Yes it is all your fault you vacationers. :-)  So those coming to live here see it as expensive. Those vacationing see it as a little expensive, but expect it as its a tourist area they are in and are only going to be here for a short time and they budgeted for the costs so no worries on their end. You who have come to visit to see if you want to live here really did pick the bad time of year to experience it. Now those of us who live here we do love our Rainy season. The landscape is lush and pretty and colorful.    These same areas are now black from a fire and brown from no rain. The rainy season varies from area to area. So right now I can only speak from my experience here in Atenas. Last rainy season we got a lot of rain, but it was in the afternoon for an hour or two. The morning was bright and sunny and so was the afternoon. It did rain every day like this. We only experienced one day where it was cloudy and rainy all day and even then the rain was light with the exception of an occasional heavy down pour. The afternoon shower isn't just a shower. Its like the heavens opened up and is just dumping huge buckets of water on your head. Its amazing and it is beautiful to watch when you are up in the mountains like we are. I love watching the clouds move in and cover everything. The cloud actually comes into the house. Now it is as scary as it is beautiful. The lighting is crazy! Its beautiful and deadly. We do usually have power outages, but the longest it has ever been out is 4 hours. Our home back in the states we needed to put in a generator as if the power went out from a storm it could be days before it comes back on. The other issue in rainy season is insects. They do come out more as they are looking for a dry place to be. So that is a bit of a challenge. If you are coming to live here and have pets you will need to be watchful of cane toads. They are deadly to pets like dogs who may bite them. They are always here, but you see them in large quantities during rainy season as there are more insects for them to eat. If a small dogs bits one they will die in a manner of 15 minutes if they do not receive treatment. Larger dogs you have a little longer. So while rainy season is beautiful and wonderful it does have its challenges. We currently have 10 dogs and I am not looking forward to the cane toads. Rainy season may not have fires, but they do have landslides. So you do have to be very careful when walking or driving in rain storms. The landslide can come out of no where. This dry season we had a fire that came very, very, very close to our house. It started on one of the main roads out of town and worked its way up the hill to our community and started down the hill toward our house. Here is a picture.This picture is from our yard when we began to smell the smoke. There is a White house with a red stripe at the top of the hill. That is the house where it began to come down into the community. The house to my knowledge thanks to the bomberos (gringo speak fire department) only had smoke damage and lawn burned. The house I believe sustained no fire damage. It began to travel down the hill side of that house and toward our house. It go so close we could hear the crackle of the fire. In most cases this wouldn't be an issue. We have insurance that covers fire and things are things. All our memories are on a hard drive I can grab and run, but we have 10 dogs! 3 large and 7 smaller. So fire makes this not a fun idea for us if we need to run. I know, I know have less dogs. That isn't going to happen so we have to figure out how to get 10 dogs in a car quickly and get out of dodge. This fire has made me realize the need for speed! It came quick and fast and we hung in there, but we were just minutes away from saying lets get the fuck out of here! Here are just a few more pictures of the damage that happens in dry season. So why are there so many fires in dry season, well other than the obvious that everything is dry? Fires don't just start something has to cause them right? Yes, I would say that is a good assumption. So then why so many and how do they start. I have a couple of theories and these are my top ones.> During dry season they harvest Sugar Cane. When they do this they burn the fields for one reason or another. They have been doing this for many, many years. It is actually illegal to do it, but no one says anything and it continues to happen. So they do their "controlled" burn. Well winds pick up and carry embers to other areas that than hit the dry ground and start another fire. Litter is one of the biggest reasons, in my opinion for these fires. You will drive along the road and see the side of the road a fire had been there. You look around and can't see why it would have started. There are a couple of factors when it comes to litter. The 1st and most dangerous is a lit cigarettes being tossed out the window. I would hope the locals would know better, but people can be stupid. Now tourists have no clue so I think they are more at fault with the throwing of lit items out the car window. The second is glass bottles discarded on the side of the road. They are as dangerous as a lit cigarette. The sun here is very hot and very strong. A glass bottle will act as a magnifying glass, so the sun will start a fire just as quick as if you put a match to the dried grass. I do believe this is how a lot of those road side fires start. Broken glass anything laying in the ground that could magnify the sun. So lets wrap this one up shall we. Dry season is just that dry. Everything is brown and dirty and dusty and there are fires. Rainy season don't avoid it, it really isn't that bad. Everything is lush and green and much more beautiful than dry season. You do have increased insect activity and landslides. So nothing is perfect. If you are just a tourist come dry or rainy season you will enjoy it. If you are looking to live here, be sure to visit at the peek of both seasons so you know what you are getting yourself into. Pura Vida!  
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  •    Yep you guessed it there is fire!!!!! So I have been living here in Costa Rica Atenas area for 13 months now. We are now deep into our 2nd dry season. Last season we didn't personally experience too many fires. What we did experience were either far away or done by the time we knew about them. This year we had a scare. A fire came very close to our home in Atenas. So that got me to thinking, "Why are there so many fires? How do they start?" So I started to look around as we travel though our daily lives paying attention to the burnt areas and current fires and I have picked my top 3 reasons which I will go into later. The reason for this blog is to explain to people who are thinking of moving here or visiting why we who live here now are not that thrilled with dry season and why we like Rainy season so much better. Lets look at it from the perspective of someone who is coming here for a vacation or to check it out. You are going to come during dry season. So what you are going to see is black hill sides , brown grass and just a very dry place. You won't have rain no doubt, which is what you are trying to avoid, but Costa Rica is so pretty in the Rainy season. You must come and visit both times of the year if you are thinking of moving here. Now because most people avoid coming here during Rainy season prices jump! Hotel prices, food prices, everything goes up in dry season. Yes it is all your fault you vacationers. :-)  So those coming to live here see it as expensive. Those vacationing see it as a little expensive, but expect it as its a tourist area they are in and are only going to be here for a short time and they budgeted for the costs so no worries on their end. You who have come to visit to see if you want to live here really did pick the bad time of year to experience it. Now those of us who live here we do love our Rainy season. The landscape is lush and pretty and colorful.    These same areas are now black from a fire and brown from no rain. The rainy season varies from area to area. So right now I can only speak from my experience here in Atenas. Last rainy season we got a lot of rain, but it was in the afternoon for an hour or two. The morning was bright and sunny and so was the afternoon. It did rain every day like this. We only experienced one day where it was cloudy and rainy all day and even then the rain was light with the exception of an occasional heavy down pour. The afternoon shower isn't just a shower. Its like the heavens opened up and is just dumping huge buckets of water on your head. Its amazing and it is beautiful to watch when you are up in the mountains like we are. I love watching the clouds move in and cover everything. The cloud actually comes into the house. Now it is as scary as it is beautiful. The lighting is crazy! Its beautiful and deadly. We do usually have power outages, but the longest it has ever been out is 4 hours. Our home back in the states we needed to put in a generator as if the power went out from a storm it could be days before it comes back on. The other issue in rainy season is insects. They do come out more as they are looking for a dry place to be. So that is a bit of a challenge. If you are coming to live here and have pets you will need to be watchful of cane toads. They are deadly to pets like dogs who may bite them. They are always here, but you see them in large quantities during rainy season as there are more insects for them to eat. If a small dogs bits one they will die in a manner of 15 minutes if they do not receive treatment. Larger dogs you have a little longer. So while rainy season is beautiful and wonderful it does have its challenges. We currently have 10 dogs and I am not looking forward to the cane toads. Rainy season may not have fires, but they do have landslides. So you do have to be very careful when walking or driving in rain storms. The landslide can come out of no where. This dry season we had a fire that came very, very, very close to our house. It started on one of the main roads out of town and worked its way up the hill to our community and started down the hill toward our house. Here is a picture.This picture is from our yard when we began to smell the smoke. There is a White house with a red stripe at the top of the hill. That is the house where it began to come down into the community. The house to my knowledge thanks to the bomberos (gringo speak fire department) only had smoke damage and lawn burned. The house I believe sustained no fire damage. It began to travel down the hill side of that house and toward our house. It go so close we could hear the crackle of the fire. In most cases this wouldn't be an issue. We have insurance that covers fire and things are things. All our memories are on a hard drive I can grab and run, but we have 10 dogs! 3 large and 7 smaller. So fire makes this not a fun idea for us if we need to run. I know, I know have less dogs. That isn't going to happen so we have to figure out how to get 10 dogs in a car quickly and get out of dodge. This fire has made me realize the need for speed! It came quick and fast and we hung in there, but we were just minutes away from saying lets get the fuck out of here! Here are just a few more pictures of the damage that happens in dry season. So why are there so many fires in dry season, well other than the obvious that everything is dry? Fires don't just start something has to cause them right? Yes, I would say that is a good assumption. So then why so many and how do they start. I have a couple of theories and these are my top ones.> During dry season they harvest Sugar Cane. When they do this they burn the fields for one reason or another. They have been doing this for many, many years. It is actually illegal to do it, but no one says anything and it continues to happen. So they do their "controlled" burn. Well winds pick up and carry embers to other areas that than hit the dry ground and start another fire. Litter is one of the biggest reasons, in my opinion for these fires. You will drive along the road and see the side of the road a fire had been there. You look around and can't see why it would have started. There are a couple of factors when it comes to litter. The 1st and most dangerous is a lit cigarettes being tossed out the window. I would hope the locals would know better, but people can be stupid. Now tourists have no clue so I think they are more at fault with the throwing of lit items out the car window. The second is glass bottles discarded on the side of the road. They are as dangerous as a lit cigarette. The sun here is very hot and very strong. A glass bottle will act as a magnifying glass, so the sun will start a fire just as quick as if you put a match to the dried grass. I do believe this is how a lot of those road side fires start. Broken glass anything laying in the ground that could magnify the sun. So lets wrap this one up shall we. Dry season is just that dry. Everything is brown and dirty and dusty and there are fires. Rainy season don't avoid it, it really isn't that bad. Everything is lush and green and much more beautiful than dry season. You do have increased insect activity and landslides. So nothing is perfect. If you are just a tourist come dry or rainy season you will enjoy it. If you are looking to live here, be sure to visit at the peek of both seasons so you know what you are getting yourself into. Pura Vida!  
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The stunning duplex suite in golden creamy colours is flooded with light from the floor to ceiling windows, overlooking the South China Sea and the crazy new Marina Bay Sands treble skyscrapers (complete with Titanic-look-alike structure neatly deposited atop the three buildings, about 60 floors up). We have a beautiful mezzanine upstairs, with swanky bathroom (with that amazing harbour view), elegant furniture in golds, dark woods and Chinese prints, and even our own terrace wedged between the imposing façade's columns. If only we lived here. We could recline on the mocha velvet divan, invite lovely friends for a cosy dinner party and watch movies on the huge flat screen TV. This could be our dream apartment… For now, we'll make the most of it for 48 hours while we also try to pack in all of Singapore's must do sights. There's a lot on the agenda. Between an expat friend's recommendations, and wanting to go back to the places we last saw in 2003, we might be a bit ambitious. .. Nevertheless, we plan an action packed schedule, starting with a walk down Boat Quay, where at night the street is lined with bars and restaurants, from Penny Black's English pub to seafood eateries where you can see the creatures before they meet their demise - anything from grumpy looking eels (who probably knew they were edible), to giant crabs (the size of a small dog - seriously!), and other assorted sea/see-foods. Also on the list is a visit to Chinatown. We decide to walk there from the hotel but take a wrong turn and end up amidst motorways and building sites, easily done in Singapore. It might seem small, but it's deceptively big when you're on foot - and building sites are a dime a dozen. We negotiate traffic, hop over barriers and jaywalk - not usually recommended in a country with strict rules and regulations, but we have little choice. I wouldn't usually mind jaywalking, but I seem to recall that even chewing gum is illegal here. Indeed, where else could you find brand new flat screen TVs in the street, sleek digital displays and a spotless metro system without a piece of litter or graffiti to be seen? Eventually we find Chinatown, and walk around the Temple, Pagoda and Mosque streets. Since we did the temple thing last time we just browse the stalls selling everything from very intriguing looking food to jade trinkets, the eternal Chinese dresses, silk bags, paper fans and plastic good luck charm cats - a must have item we decide to invest in, choosing an 'eco-friendly' solar powered waving cat with a cheesy grin. I really do love shopping, but I can't quite believe how many luxury malls and designer brands there are in such a small square mileage! The abundance of Gucci and Louis Vuitton stores is amazing. It seems that everywhere we look in Singapore, there's a mall - SunTec, Orchard Road, Raffles City… It's torture for me! I suffer major shoe envy - those teeny, tiny sizes are no match for my size 9s - the eternal curse of the 6ft2 giant. Singapore seems to be alive. Blink and another building goes up. More offices, more shops, more businesses, more hotels, more new bars… It's mind boggling. Nevermind visiting the old heritage sites, like Chjimes or the famous Black & White houses, there's barely enough time to see all that's brand spanking new! We squeeze in a dinner at Lau Pa Sat, the authentic food hall where locals chow down on Vietnamese, Thai or Malaysian food, and order something that tastes pretty good considering we have no idea what it is. On the other end of the scale, we also make it to legendary Raffles. It's compulsory in Singapore. The cream meringue-like building with its elegant high ceilings, beautiful beams, detailing and antique furnishings is opulent colonial luxury at its best. To start off, we pop to the courtyard bar (which is really well hidden) with its intricate, white latticed balconies, and have a couple of drinks before dining at the gourmet Grill. Spoilt with amazing foie gras and chicken confit terrine and the Australian Waygu steak, we even allow the sommelier to twist our arm and try a Chateau Margaux 2005 - a real treat. I try to skip dessert but am foiled by the chef who insists we try his petit fours with a coffee. I love the freshly made fluffy 'guimauve' marshmallows and the financier 'finger' with its almond flavouring. For 'apres' we sneak up to the Long Bar for a Singapore Sling - also totally compulsory here. Be warned! The bar with its peanut shells on the floor, paddle fan ceiling system and smiling staff is so cliché it's like a movie set. I start chatting to the manager who turns out to be an ex-member of Transvision Vamp - You meet the most interesting people, in the strangest of places!The pink drink we've come to sample is extraordinarily sweet (apparently specially devised for ladies back in the day) so next time, I'm sticking to Cosmos. PREVIOUS: "Entering the Orient Express lounge in Hualamphong Station was the start to a journey in a parallel universe."   For more from Rowena, follow her @just_glorious - take a look at www.justglorious.com or her portfolio at www.carrallinson.com . For photography check www.frereimages.com  
    7625 Posted by I Lyn
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    The Honeymoon Travel Blog (abc) SINGAPORE ARRIVED IN SINGAPORE: "Singapore seems to be alive. Blink and another building goes up. More offices, more shops, more businesses, more hotels, more new bars… It's mind boggling." After our three day Orient Express extravaganza we arrive in Singapore with a slight sway in our step - something akin to sea-legs. We hop in a taxi from the station and before we know it we've arrived at the Fullerton hotel, one of Singapore's finest establishments. Built in 1928 and famous as the one-time Post Office with 100-metre long counter (now a swanky bar), the Fullerton is instantly recognisable thanks to its white stucco-fronted columns and wedding cake look. I really like the slightly off keel colonial-meets-Asian atmosphere - white-clad bellboys and an original red pillar post box sit comfortably alongside a huge lobby pond where Koi carp swim for good Feng Shui. We're welcomed at the door and whisked up to our suite. It's gorgeous - and ginormous! The stunning duplex suite in golden creamy colours is flooded with light from the floor to ceiling windows, overlooking the South China Sea and the crazy new Marina Bay Sands treble skyscrapers (complete with Titanic-look-alike structure neatly deposited atop the three buildings, about 60 floors up). We have a beautiful mezzanine upstairs, with swanky bathroom (with that amazing harbour view), elegant furniture in golds, dark woods and Chinese prints, and even our own terrace wedged between the imposing façade's columns. If only we lived here. We could recline on the mocha velvet divan, invite lovely friends for a cosy dinner party and watch movies on the huge flat screen TV. This could be our dream apartment… For now, we'll make the most of it for 48 hours while we also try to pack in all of Singapore's must do sights. There's a lot on the agenda. Between an expat friend's recommendations, and wanting to go back to the places we last saw in 2003, we might be a bit ambitious. .. Nevertheless, we plan an action packed schedule, starting with a walk down Boat Quay, where at night the street is lined with bars and restaurants, from Penny Black's English pub to seafood eateries where you can see the creatures before they meet their demise - anything from grumpy looking eels (who probably knew they were edible), to giant crabs (the size of a small dog - seriously!), and other assorted sea/see-foods. Also on the list is a visit to Chinatown. We decide to walk there from the hotel but take a wrong turn and end up amidst motorways and building sites, easily done in Singapore. It might seem small, but it's deceptively big when you're on foot - and building sites are a dime a dozen. We negotiate traffic, hop over barriers and jaywalk - not usually recommended in a country with strict rules and regulations, but we have little choice. I wouldn't usually mind jaywalking, but I seem to recall that even chewing gum is illegal here. Indeed, where else could you find brand new flat screen TVs in the street, sleek digital displays and a spotless metro system without a piece of litter or graffiti to be seen? Eventually we find Chinatown, and walk around the Temple, Pagoda and Mosque streets. Since we did the temple thing last time we just browse the stalls selling everything from very intriguing looking food to jade trinkets, the eternal Chinese dresses, silk bags, paper fans and plastic good luck charm cats - a must have item we decide to invest in, choosing an 'eco-friendly' solar powered waving cat with a cheesy grin. I really do love shopping, but I can't quite believe how many luxury malls and designer brands there are in such a small square mileage! The abundance of Gucci and Louis Vuitton stores is amazing. It seems that everywhere we look in Singapore, there's a mall - SunTec, Orchard Road, Raffles City… It's torture for me! I suffer major shoe envy - those teeny, tiny sizes are no match for my size 9s - the eternal curse of the 6ft2 giant. Singapore seems to be alive. Blink and another building goes up. More offices, more shops, more businesses, more hotels, more new bars… It's mind boggling. Nevermind visiting the old heritage sites, like Chjimes or the famous Black & White houses, there's barely enough time to see all that's brand spanking new! We squeeze in a dinner at Lau Pa Sat, the authentic food hall where locals chow down on Vietnamese, Thai or Malaysian food, and order something that tastes pretty good considering we have no idea what it is. On the other end of the scale, we also make it to legendary Raffles. It's compulsory in Singapore. The cream meringue-like building with its elegant high ceilings, beautiful beams, detailing and antique furnishings is opulent colonial luxury at its best. To start off, we pop to the courtyard bar (which is really well hidden) with its intricate, white latticed balconies, and have a couple of drinks before dining at the gourmet Grill. Spoilt with amazing foie gras and chicken confit terrine and the Australian Waygu steak, we even allow the sommelier to twist our arm and try a Chateau Margaux 2005 - a real treat. I try to skip dessert but am foiled by the chef who insists we try his petit fours with a coffee. I love the freshly made fluffy 'guimauve' marshmallows and the financier 'finger' with its almond flavouring. For 'apres' we sneak up to the Long Bar for a Singapore Sling - also totally compulsory here. Be warned! The bar with its peanut shells on the floor, paddle fan ceiling system and smiling staff is so cliché it's like a movie set. I start chatting to the manager who turns out to be an ex-member of Transvision Vamp - You meet the most interesting people, in the strangest of places!The pink drink we've come to sample is extraordinarily sweet (apparently specially devised for ladies back in the day) so next time, I'm sticking to Cosmos. PREVIOUS: "Entering the Orient Express lounge in Hualamphong Station was the start to a journey in a parallel universe."   For more from Rowena, follow her @just_glorious - take a look at www.justglorious.com or her portfolio at www.carrallinson.com . For photography check www.frereimages.com  
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    The first specifically Christmas hymns for Christians that we know of appear in fourth century Rome. Latin hymns such as Veni redemptor gentium, written by Ambrose, Archbishop of Milan, were austere statements of the theological doctrine of the Incarnation in opposition to Arianism. Corde natus ex Parentis (Of the Father's love begotten) by the Spanish poet Prudentius (d. 413) is still sung in some churches today.[1] In the ninth and tenth centuries, the Christmas "Sequence" or "Prose" was introduced in North European monasteries, developing under Bernard of Clairvaux into a sequence of rhymed stanzas. In the twelfth century the Parisian monk Adam of St. Victor began to derive music from popular songs, introducing something closer to the traditional Christmas carol. In the thirteenth century, in France, Germany, and particularly, Italy, under the influence of Francis of Assisi a strong tradition of popular Christmas songs in the native language developed.[2] Christmas carols in English first appear in a 1426 work of John Awdlay, a Shropshire chaplain, who lists twenty five "caroles of Cristemas", probably sung by groups of 'wassailers', who went from house to house.[3] The songs we know specifically as carols were originally communal songs sung during celebrations like harvest tide as well as Christmas. It was only later that carols begun to be sung in church, and to be specifically associated with Christmas. Carols gained in popularity after the Reformation in the countries where Protestant churches gained prominence (as well-known Reformers like Martin Luther authored carols and encouraged their use in worship), this was the consequence of the fact that the Lutheran reformation warmly welcomed music.[4] "Adeste Fideles" ("O Come all ye faithful") appears in its current form in the mid-18th century, although the words may have originated in the thirteenth century. The origin of the tune is disputed. The first appearance in print of "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen", "The First Noel", "I Saw Three Ships" and "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" was in Christmas Carols Ancient and Modern (1833) by William Sandys. Composers like Arthur Sullivan helped to repopularize the carol, and it is this period that gave rise to such favorites as "Good King Wenceslas" and "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear", a New England carol written by Edmund H. Sears and Richard S. Willis. Today carols are regularly sung at Christian religious services. Some compositions have words which are clearly not of a religious theme, but are often still referred to as "carols". For example, the sixteenth century song "A Bone, God Wot!" appears to be a wassailing song (which is sung during drinking or while requesting ale), but is described in the British Library's Cottonian Collection as a Christmas carol
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