Friday, November 28, 2008

Funny in French

I ran into an English friend, Matt Beer, the other day and asked how his French was coming along. Not so good, was the reply. It turns out that Matt, one of the funnier people I know, still finds it virtually impossible to be funny in French. Because I’m also one of the funnier people I know, I totally relate. I asked Matt to write a little something about that and here’s what he sent.

So the

Monday, November 24, 2008

Monkey Business

Today on CNN, I saw a restaurant in northern Tokyo that's using monkeys as servers. They’ve been a huge hit with customers and, as one patron puts it, “they’re better waiters than some really bad human ones.” Since animal rights laws allow the two monkeys to work just two hours a day, the owner is training three new baby monkeys to join the staff. Actually, monkey workers might be a perfect

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Most Dangerous Snake in Africa

What is the most dangerous snake in Africa?

There is no 100% correct answer. Some people say it’s the Black Mamba. In world rankings it rates at No. 42 for the world’s most dangerous snakes. It is a fast striking and moving snake, reaching a top speed of 20km/h. It won’t hesitate to bite and the venom (neurotoxic) is capable of killing a person within 1 hour. If you are allergic to bees, the bite from a Black Mamba can kill you in as short a time as 20 minutes! There are very few incidents of Black Mamba bites throughout Africa every year.

The Puff Adder is also said to be the most dangerous snake in Africa. The reason is they are found throughout Africa and are responsible for the most lethal snakebites every year. Most snakes will move away out of sight if you walk to close to them.
The Puff Adder normally doesn’t move and is often stood on, often resulting in a bite.

The Boom Slang is said to be the most dangerous snake as well. The venom of a Boom Slang is haemotoxic. The venom affects the body’s natural blood clotting mechanism resulting in the bleeding of the internal organs. Sometimes it can take as long as 12 hours before the symptoms of the venom can be felt or seen.
The Boom Slang is a back fanged snake, (fangs at the back of the jaws) which is very misleading, as many people believe that it can only bite you on the hands or feet. This snake is capable of opening its mouth to an angle of 170, so it can grab hold of you just about anywhere.
Fortunately the Boom Slang is quite a placid snake and one would really have to irritate or hurt it to make it bite.


When I first came to Provence and knew nary a soul, I posted a “looking for English-speakers in Provence” note on an expat bulletin board. I got lots of replies but only one person, Patricia Bachrach, really made an effort. We went on to become great friends, which would never have happened had she not reached out. And now that she’s trying to sell her house, posting it here is the least I can

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


There’s not one but two stories in my in-box this morning about the appeal of Provence for expats.

The first one, on, is a bit astounding, actually: it calls St. Remy the second “most idyllic place to live” in all of Europe. First, the intro talks about how Europe has become affordable again for Americans: “Despite the global recession and slumping job market, the timing--and prices

Monday, November 17, 2008

Give a Laptop. Get a Laptop. Change the World...

Here’s a great holiday gift that will not only delight someone you love but also change the life of a needy child. One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is launching its second Give OneGet One (G1G1) program today. Here’s how it works. You buy a specially designed XO laptop for roughly $400 and OLPC will send two: one to you and one to an underprivileged child. Or, you can send one for just $200.


Sunday, November 16, 2008

The most dangerous animal in Africa

Statistics show that the Hippo kills the most people in Africa every year with exception to the mosquito. I don't believe that these statistics are very accurate as the Crocodile also takes many lives every year.
The Hippo is 99.99% a herbivore so after killing a person they just leave the body and go back into the water. A Crocodile will normally eat whatever it kills.
Here are two examples:

David goes down to the river to do some washing and in the process he gets killed by a Hippo. The evidence is very clear that a Hippo killed him as the hippo’s footprints may be visible and the bite marks on David’s body are also clear, so another death is marked off for that year.

David goes down to river to do some washing in doing so gets killed and eaten by a Crocodile. No one saw what happened, all they know is that he is missing.

So it is impossible to say who kills more people, it could be either Hippo or Crocodile. I think it’s the Crocodile.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Daegu best bars KTV pubs nighlife korean city

Daegu is the fourth largest city in South Korea after Seoul, Busan, and Incheon. It is the capital of Gyeongsangbuk-do province, although it is not legally part of that province. As with South Korea's other metropolitan cities, Daegu's government reports directly to the national government.

Daegu is well known for its nightlife. This entertainment central city of South Korea is the place to be for party animals always on the look out for a big night out.

Some night entertainment in Daegu including Night Clubs, Bars & Pubs, Cinemas & Theaters, MMC Mangyeonggwan Cinema, Kolon Outdoor Concert Hall,
Daegu Culture & Arts Center.

There ara a lot of popular bars in Daegu. Some of them are :
1. Mask, the alley just behind the Dunkin Donuts, as you exit the subway stop
2. Tombo
3. Bus
4. Communes, usually pretty chill in the early evening, but then can get very busy! The work crew is great and the music is always always good. It's very music themed with great decor and just a good feel! Check the bathroom and the boards to find out all of the happenings!
5. Thunderbirds, a little more young and trendy; cozy with red couches and a lot of fun things going on!
6. Clubs downtown, Frog & Bubble is very popular. Very fun if you're there with a good group, but the music is kind of hit or miss. It's 10,000 won, and that's access to both clubs, and one free drink ticket! If you get hungry though--the cheese and crackers dish is recommended!
7. The Volken
8. Hof Bonheur

Daegu best travel places and tourist attractions to visit :
1. Gyeongsang-gamyeong Park
2. Gukchae-bosang Memorial Park
3. Inheung Village(Nampyeong Moon Clan's
4. Dalseong Park
5. Dalseong Oriental Arbor vitae Forest
6. Daegu Tower
7. Daegu Hyanggyo Confucian Academy
8. Donghwasa Temple
9. Duryu Park
10. Suseongmot Resort
11. Sincheon River
12. Daegu World Cup
13. EXCO Daegu
14. Jeil Church
15. Mt.Palgongsan

Daegu Nightlife
Daegu winehouse in nighlife entertainment

Daegu Tower
Daegu tower the landmark of the city

Watch The Bus Bar in Daegu video here

Seoul Korean Massage Escort Girl info

Korean Massage

Seoul and other korean city are welcome for all foreigners. Visiting Seoul may be so exhausted. If we want to find some massages and spa in Seoul, there are a lot of massage places in Seoul.

Try to Relaxing spot in seoul tower and Myondong. Seoul tower is very beautiful view.
Food is very dericias in Myondon.

Jiljinbags are great and relatively inexpensive but if you don't know the rules or speak the language it can be really difficult to understand what's going on.
My picks are the Park Hyatt (exit 1 Samsong Station) to really get the best pampering massage, complete with a foot scrub, your choice of local ingredients, and music. It's worth every cent- trully unique. Dal in Cheogndam is also outstanding, it's behind a store called Mue. If you are in the Hannam area you have the choice of Spa Day which is good value. If you are looking for a Korean style Spa try Teheran Spa it's pretty different.

Watch Korean Girl Massages in Seoul Video here

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Incheon korea city best bars clubs tourism places

Incheon (인천, 仁川), also Inchon, is a metropolitan city and a major seaport in South Korea on the coast directly to the west of Seoul.

Incheon's official city flower, the rose, is abundant in the summer, climbing over walls and fences. Even the subway route into Seoul from Incheon is lined with roses and beautifully-tended shrubbery.

Nightlife in Incheon is so wonderful, One of the most famous nightlife in Incheon ins Goose Goose.

Goose Goose located in Bupyeong near the train station is perhaps the most well-known expat bar in the city. To Find Goose Goose, locate Starbucks and then look for The Body Shop. From the Body Shop, walk down the side street (perpendicular to the main street) to the next block and turn right. Walk down about half a block and look up to your right. You will see a huge sign. The entrance goes downstairs to the bar. Another popular bar located near the Goose is Woodstock. However instead of turning left towards The Body Shop, turn right and Woodstock is less than 20 meters from the corner. There is also Wild Bill's in Galsan.

Best Incheon bars, Incheon Nightlife, Incheon Clubs are listed here :
1. Goose Goose, Bupyeong. A western pub where many English teachers and other foreigners go, although things get rowdy sometimes.
2. Rock Bar, Bupyeong. Very cheap beer, 6,000 won for 2000CC. Watch out for rats in the toilets.
3. Woodstock, Buyeong.
4. 66, Yeonsu.

Best places to go and best things to do in Incheon, including port, shopping, city, and park.

1. The islands around Incheon
2. Full House
3. The sea and shorelines
4. Incheon City
5. Incheon International Airport
6. Hangang River
7. Incheon Port
8. General MacArthur Monument
9. Chinatown
10. Wolmi-do
11. Songdo Resort
12. Jayu Park Jayu (Freedom)

Jayu Walk Way
Walking in Jayu Walk Way in Incheon

Incheon City
Incheon City nowaday

Watch SEOUL KOREA Suttle subway Incheon airport Video here

Saturday, November 8, 2008


In New York, when you don't want to cook and don't want to go out, you order in. You phone the restaurant, struggle with someone's heavy accent, place your order and--voila!--a little man arrives on a bike or scooter with your chicken tikka masala or felafel or borscht or sesame noodles, packed up all nice and piping hot in a bag with a cardboard bottom. One gets spoiled and a bit lazy, you know?

Animal Collective Names

Here's a list of the collective nouns for some of the African animals:

Baboons – Troop
Badgers – Cete
Bats – Cloud
Buffaloes – Obstinacy
Cheetahs – Coalition
Crocodiles – Bask
Elephants – Parade or Memory
Giraffes – Journey
Hippos – Raft or Pod
Hyenas – Clan
Leopards – Leap
Lions – Pride
Monkeys – Shrewdness
Owls – Parliament
Porcupines – Prickle
Rhinos - Crash
Zebras – Dazzle

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


The new owners of the four-star Hotel Les Ateliers de l’Image in St. Remy have created two great restaurant deals for the readers of Provence Post, both good until Dec. 14th. During the week, the three-course luncheon menu (25€) will be offered at the two-course price (19€, including one glass of wine). And on Thursday evenings, one person eats free. Yep—you can enjoy one prix-fixe dinner free (

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Busan Nightlife nightclub Places and beach

Busan Metropolitan City, or Pusan (부산) is the largest port city in the Republic of Korea. It is known also as "Rio De Janeiro of South Korea", because it has beautiful seashores and ports. Busan (Pusan) is Korea's second largest city with close to 4 million people. It also serves as the country's main port for international cargo, as well as passenger ferries to Japan and Jeju Island. The city is famous for its seafood and beaches, as well as the Hallyosudo Waterway with its picturesque islands

Busan has a lot of wonderful nighlife places. In many parts of the city, you can find big Nightclubs in the Korean style. This usually means you are expected to have a table, and usually must order anju (side dishes) with your drinks. They tend to insist on proper dress (no tank tops, ratty clothes, etc.) and tend to be a bit pricey. Sometimes they have lip-synch bands, 'animators', or some other stage entertainment. There is of course a lot of dancing, usually with the people you came with although it is possible to meet people.

The Korean nightclub scene, like the general social scene in Korea, leans toward established groups and not so much free mingling as Westerners may be accustomed to. Feel it out. There have been cases of foreigners being ejected from nightclubs for dressing too 'down' or being a little too aggressive in their social advances. On the other hand, you can meet many Koreans who will be happy to make a new friend, buy you a drink, or spin around the floor with you.

Busan's close proximity to the ocean give it milder winters than other places in Korea, enabling people to enjoy the night life in more comfort than other areas. As a major port of call for international shipping, the harbor area has a thriving district that caters to the thousands of sailors and other visitors who pass through each year. Busan's younger generation frequents the "3 daes" of Busan: Haeundae, Taejongdae, and Pusandae (the Korean name for Pusan National University).

Busan favourite Night Life , Busan Spa, Busan Beach are listed here :
1. Dongnae Spa
2. Gukje Market
3. Gwangalli Beach
4. Haeundae Beach
5. Pusan National University
6. Seomyeon
7.Texas Street

Nightlife view in Busan City

Busan Nightlife
Busan Nightlife

Watch Busan Beach Haeundae Nightlife video here