The Story of Keep Calm and Carry On (by BarterBooksLtd)
Cambodia - Neak Ta Chen ceremony, a set on Flickr.
Didn’t make it home for Mardi Gras yet again, but this year I was able to see this. ***if blood makes you squeamish, then this will not be one of your favorite sets***
Chinese-Khmer belief where Shamans are possessed by a revered Chinese Grandfather Spirit which makes them oblivious to pain. They then cut their tongues and then lick pieces of paper which people buy for good luck & fortune. Also saw them wipe blood on small flags and even spit directly onto people. Celebrated around 2 weeks after Chinese New Year in conjunction with the Full Moon.
Article about the ceremony in the Phnom Penh Paper Cambodia Daily http://goo.gl/dNea7
Last fireworks for King-Father Norodom Sihanouk
Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) Special Force Airborne 911 Brigade firing105-mm shells from 12 Howitzer artillery guns over the Tonle Sap River with synchronized fireworks in honor of King-Father Norodom Sihanouk Cremation Day.
Just uploaded some shots from King-Father Norodom Sihanouk’s funeral procession.
Moccasins would have been cooler! But never was fond of Hornets in name, and personally think we should have retained the JAZZ name even though the team left. What connection does Utah have with JAZZ!? At least Pelicans has connection to the State.
King Norodom Sihanouk Crematorium on Flickr.
Map for the Funeral Procession for King-Father Norodom Sihanouk
Ringing in 2013 with a BANG (by Keith Kelly)
View of the skyline from the 20th floor of the Best Western Oxford Suites in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR NOMINEE
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees broke the record set by Johnny Unitas when he threw a TD pass in his 48th consecutive game Oct. 7. Unitas held the record for 52 years. Brees’ ongoing streak dates back to 2009.
Quite interesting and some incredibly stunning work. Make sure to check out all of the videos, especially the behind the scenes.
The Fallacy of Red and Blue States
“Because of America’s electoral college system, and the media port rail of the results, we have come to see ourselves as either red or blue states.
“This is not only increasingly divisive, it is also completely misleading. Very few states fall strongly to one side or the other. In fact, 18 states are within about a 15% margin of going the other direction.
The reality is, that we are a nation of purple states. We will have to start seeing past our differences and focus on our common goals if we hope to make any progress.”
Mourning King-Father Norodom Sihanouk
10,000 Monks on Flickr.
Cambodia Election Day Watch Poster on Flickr.
Election Day Watch Poster for Cambodia Democrats Abroad
Mourning King-Father Norodom Sihanouk on Flickr.