Archive for June, 2012

June 29, 2012

If you have not had pineapple upside down cake for awhile, Ridha’s Kitchen has an excellent recipe for you to follow. Enjoy!

June 27, 2012

Francis Unson:

Welcome to Montreux, Switzerland, the playground of the rich and famous.

Originally posted on Milad Maymay Photography:

Montreux is a resort town for the rich and famous.  Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, it is most famous for its jazz festival, posh hotels and casinos.  It is also very picturesque.  Hence, here are some photographs I took during my visit.

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June 26, 2012

Francis Unson:

Would you want to come home after an incredible trip to the Alaskan wilderness?  After a week-long road trip, Sarah and her family certainly did not want to.

Originally posted on Are We Home Yet?:

Part I

My boys and I – Will, Hickory and I, that is – just returned from a week-long road trip through Alaska’s interior.

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I.did.not.want.to.come.home.

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Our travels took us along the Glenn Highway to Lake Louise, into the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park along the Nabesna Road and then further into the Park via the McCarthy Road to McCarthy and Kennecott, two quirky towns perched on a glacier full of fascinating history.  We finished our trip in Valdez  where we took an incredible kayaking trip to the Columbia Glacier.

We weren’t sure how it would go traveling with our beloved dog.  I mean, we love him but we can hardly expect the rest of Alaska to love (tolerate) him quite as much as we do.

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As it turns out, Hickory is the consummate traveling companion.  Quiet, contemplative – a true minimalist - he required few rest stops.  He did, though, every once in a while, get a…

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June 25, 2012

Francis Unson:

Wan-Ting’s wonderful photos from a 20-day work experience trip with EcoFieldTrips to Tioman Island, a small island located 32 km off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia in the state of Pahang, from a scaly-breasted munia (Lonchura punctulata) to an underwater treadmill that was probably used as reef-building material.

Originally posted on C'EST LA VIE:

At the beginning of May I left for a 20-days work experience trip with EcoFieldTrips, a company that mainly organises and lead fieldtrips in Tioman for school groups. Tioman is a small tropical island on the east coast of Malaysia that’s approximately half the size of Singapore. Most of the island remain happily undeveloped – the main industry is tourism, concentrated in a few small villages along the coast. During the duration of 20 days I did 4 school trips almost back-to-back: UWCSEA 1 (United World College South East Asia), UWCSEA 2, TTS (Tanglin Trust School), and Nexus Kuala Lumpur. UWC and TTS are both international schools in Singapore on the IB (International Baccalaureate) syllabus. The groups were spread out across a spectrum of age groups too. The UWCSEA groups were the oldest (17-18 year olds), Nexus was 15-16, and TTS had the little 12 year old kids. It probably won’t…

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June 21, 2012

Quote of the week from “The Lord of the Rings”.

June 21, 2012

Francis Unson:

New Zealand is no stopover to your destination.  New Zealand is the destination.

Originally posted on walking around with a camera:

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A.  Hello friend and/or family member.  Here are some pictures of the New Zealand landscape.  Thanks for stopping by.  Geez, it’s been a long time since we’ve…

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June 18, 2012

During a job interview, have you been asked what your Klout score is? For that matter, do YOU know what your Klout score is? The Klout Score uses data from social networks in order to measure:

  • True Reach: How many people you influence
  • Amplification: How much you influence them
  • Network Impact: The influence of your network

June 13, 2012

Francis Unson:

Which of these six social media personae best describes you?

Originally posted on Vijaya Prasad:

ImageGiving credit where credit is due, I saw this infographic on mediabistro (check it out, follow them, you won’t be sorry!)

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June 12, 2012

Francis Unson:

Would you give the gifts TV dads received for Father’s Day?

Originally posted on Childhood Relived:

Like a lot of people, next Sunday I’ll be honoring my dear ol’ dad – perhaps in the form of a Home Depot gift card.  Because nothing says “thank you for life, love and shelter” like new electrical outlet covers.

But being that I was partially raised by a 1981 television set, I can’t forget to pay tribute to the other dads in my life — my TV dads.  So the question is, what do you get for the men who have everything?  Boisterous laugh tracks?   Top Nielsen ratings?  A chance to appear on Hollywood Squares?  Here are a few more tangible items:

1)      Fred Sanford, Sandord & Sons – a storage shed.  You need to face your illness, Dad.  You’re a hoarder.  And you’re a cantankerous old fart who’s managed to survive 2,384 heart attacks.  Your health is obviously fragile so let’s pack away some…

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June 6, 2012

Francis Unson:

When you walk about Athens, Greece, this is what you see.

Originally posted on Terence S Jones - a guy with a camera:

Here are some impressions from my Athens visit from the last two days. Enjoy.

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