Posts Tagged ‘twitter’

Dunedin, Florida, Downtown Market

imageThe Dunedin, Florida, Downtown Market takes place from 0900 to 1400 Fridays and Saturdays. The town’s  downtown area is shady and pleasant, unlike nearby Clearwater’s concrete and empty shops. Parking is free in Dunedin, once again unlike Clearwater, whete one must pay, in a town that should be encouraging visitors. there is a wide variety of products available, and shady places to sit and enjoy the music and a cold drink, or even a meal.

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Vietnamese Restaurant, Pho Kien Giang, Bun Bo Hue, Pinellas Park, Florida

pho kienAfter the delicious Bun Bo Hue at Pho 97 I decided to give it a try at Pho Kien, up the road a bit. The minute it arrived I could smell a bit of what I think was Cumin, but not for sure. At first taste the broth was just a bit spicier than at Pho 97, but not at all over the top.
Yes it sure seemed like a bit of cumin, but the  both was very pleasant. The noodle and the meat were fine and traditional. No surprises just the way I prefer it. A banh Mi from the Sai Gon next door to take home for a bit later.

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Vietnamese Food at Pho 97, Bun Bo Hue,Pinellas Park, Florida

bunbohueBack to Pho 97, in the mood for another vietnames meal that was not available in Thailand, Bun Bo Hue. Luckily I got there about 1000h as the place was filling quickly. I forgot that it opens at 0800. Bun Bo Hue is a soup particular to the city of Hue and I hadn’t been anywhere to get it in the past 20 some years and was really, really looking to it. I was not let down as this was another mighty fine meal at a mighty fine Pho Shop. My 30 second video was done on twitter and I included Mark Wiens YouTube Video “Bun Bo Hue – A Vietnamese Food You Must Eat”….

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Twitter, Facebook, Social Media and Dependent Origination, Buddhism

Having been in Social Media sites for a couple years now and blogging for more than 12 I often notice that people seem to get caught up in what I can only call another reality, or other realities. And people, myself included react to assumptions we make. Occasionally I post things based on what I have read. It sometimes seems as though people take things quite personal. People assume they know what someone is thinking, what his reasons are and why! All of this has deepened  my meditation on  and interest in understanding Dependent Origination, which is one of the Buddha’s core teachings.On the basis of the Buddha’s own statements, we can see a very close relationship between the Four Noble Truths and dependent origination. What is it that the Four Noble Truths and dependent origination have in common? The principle that both have in common is the principle of causality – the law of cause and effect, of action and consequence.

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Welcome to Isaan LIve via 3G from Northeast Thailand

ThumbnailWhen the flood hit Northeast Thailand in 2011 a Interenet connections were few and far between. Wifi is still not plentiful in the region and back then a GPRS was often hard to establish. Back in February 2012 AIS was introducing 3G in the Khon Kaen area, The 40 Thai National Games and Songkran in 2012 I was able to broadcast Live via Twitcast. The AIS 3G coverage was soon oversubscribed and difficult to transmit over so I added TRUE to my list and started twitcsting live around the region.
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Another Isaan Live Update From Tom’s Desk 22 March 2013

20130321_062024I have to got to go Khon Kaen and Udon to Take care of what will hopefully be the last of the annual taking care of this that and the other thing and have decided to do it by coach.
Hopefully this will be the last of the running around I need to do for now..
Songkran is only weeks away and hope to be set up to film as much as possible as well as twitcasting live, I am located in the middle of it all in Sakon Nakhon. I hope to be picking up the old Acer netbook with Ubuntu installed and want to get the webcam operating on it so that I can restart the Isaan Live webcam in time for Songkran. I also hope to have the  MK808 Android HDMI Dual Core processor connected and operating next week.
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Reporting from Northeast Thailand in the The Twentyfirst Century

I first started documenting life in Isaan some 13 yeears ago with Southeastasiatimes.com and a twisted pair internet connection to Bangkok that cost me $US1.00 a minute during daytime hours. Today I am connected 24 hours a day 7 days a week for about $US3.00 a day, which includes some form of 3G coverage with either TRUE at 10 gigafarts a month and CAT with 5 a month. I can live broadcast via Twitter and twitcast from about 75% of the landmass in Northeast Thailand and post to Worpress from a Samsung Galaxy Cameraor a Samsung Note ar from the 10 inch screen on my Asus Transformer. I have traveled the region for well more than a dozen years now and do not need much; an aircon room with a hot shower and sit down toilet does me fine. Ilike to be within walking distance of food and beer options, but carry emergency supplies as well.
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An encore presentation of Graham the Sakon Nakhon, Thailand Pianoman

since everyone seemed to enjoy a little boogy woogy from Sakon Nakhon yesterday I have one more presentation from Graham and hope to have some more in the near future. So let’s get the weekend on the road now.

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An encore presentation of Graham the Sakon Nakhon, Thailand Pianoman

Morning Run-Walk at Sakon Nakhon Vesakha Puja Eve Thailand

Sponsored by a number of businesses and with background chanting and vesakha puja announcements the event began and finished at wat Phra That Choeng Chum in Sakon Nakhon. Whilw waitng for the announcement of the winners? and award some healthy entertainment was provided.

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Morning Run-Walk at Sakon Nakhon Vesakha Puja Eve Thailand