13 December 2012
03 December 2012
An Advent Calendar for the Prithipura Communities in Sri Lanka, seeing to the needs of the disabled at their various locations, Prithipura Infants Home, Anandapura, Asokapura and Cotagalla School. Please give generously.
16 November 2012
08 November 2012
The Maritime Mysteries Explorers talk about the work being done to perserve the artefacts that they are bring up from the wreck of the Viscount Melbourne. The end result of this work will be to establish a maritime museum in Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
02 November 2012
01 November 2012
17 October 2012
20 September 2012
Southern Sun Archaeology is now Maritime Mysteries Explorers: Well Known Belgium Artist is also our Archaeologis...
Southern Sun Archaeology is now Maritime Mysteries Explorers: Well Known Belgium Artist is also our Archaeologis...: Well Known Belgium Artist is also our Archaeologist: The other really good excuse to go to Europe was to visit " Dirk Eelen" our officia...
18 September 2012
Southern Sun Archaeology is now Maritime Mysteries Explorers: Unexpected Surpirses:Just before heading down to L...
Southern Sun Archaeology is now Maritime Mysteries Explorers: The Loss of the "Viscount Melbourne" an English Ca...
10 September 2012
09 September 2012
Southern Sun Archaeology is now Mystery Maritime Explorers: If you have an open mind life's wonderful surprise...
06 September 2012
On my way to learn how to preserve Historical Wooden Ships and their Artifacts:
05 September 2012
02 September 2012
We the Berekoven Family, set sail from Australia in 2005 on a quest to discover evidence of an Ice-aged civilisation on the Sunda Shelf right here in Southeast Asia.We set sail from Fremantle on the west coast of Australia to Indonesia to seek permissions from the Indonesian Government to do a Sonar Survey of the Sunda Shelf because we believed that we would find this evidence somewhere in the Java Sea. With the help of our Australian Government we received those permissions but with too many restrictions for us to proceed. However we are now not alone in believing that the Sunda Shelf was once dry land and that there was not only inhabitants, but an intelligent and quite advanced civilization. So basically we believe that History is not what we know it to be today and are keen to prove this belief.
After realizing that we could not accept the demands attached to the permissions we sailed into Borneo where we have been well supported by the community here in Miri Sarawak. The local dive community has benefited from our sonar with us finding modern wrecks for them to dive on. Also as a result of our survey and a bit of research we have come across a historic find with a captivating story the HMS Viscount Melbourne of which will unfold in our blog
31 August 2012
25 August 2012
It is with great sadness that we leave this morning. All of us have bonded on this project and we can expect great things. This last week we have spent on the 19 meter yacht, Southern Sun some of it here in the Marina Bay in Miri, Sarawak and most of it cruising in the South China Sea out to the south Laconia Shoals where the 170 year old wreck, Viscount Melbourne lie on the bottom surrounded by a horsesheo shaped reef. It has been hard and some trying times, plagued by inclement weather and not enough time to do a proper job but I have to say, I love every minute of it. Over the next few days I will collect my thoughts and begin recounting our journey.
17 August 2012
Made it to the airport with all the equipment and even got it checked in without incuring a baggage excess fee. You got to love this place. Then we get the bad news...our flight to Miri is delayed for 2 hours. Fortunately, Eric got us into the Golden Lounge and we are enjoying the comforts of a nice lunch and free WiFi while everyone else is getting free McDonalds.
I have arrived in Kota Kinabalu and met up with Eric of Treasure Images. After a brief excursion of the local market and some breakfast, we spent most of the day organising the equipment and packing it up for the shoot in Miri and out on the water. On the way back to Eric's we stop at a friend of his, Gary, who is a bit of a fix-it guy, for a ratcheted arm for one of the Go-Pro's. The afternoon was spent charging batteries and checking out the equipment. We also had sometime to strategize and plan some of the shots we will need to get for this sizzle reel and trailer. I don't problems with the shots will we are in the marina but once we are out on the boat and sailing to the location is another story. Shooting on the boat can at times be problematic and getting clean audio is difficult but we have both been through this before and I am sure we will work it out. I am looking forward to finally meeting the Berekoven's and the start of this new adventure.
09 August 2012
10 July 2012
05 July 2012
Important Questions for Right Now
This video poses a compelling set of questions: Do we educate to strengthen our democracy or to strengthen our economy? Does competition or cooperation produce better results? What will students need to know? Are they being educated with current reality in mind? Should the people support the economy or should the economy support the people?
Maybe we need to change the way we look at success, progress, wealth, competition, the future?
It is a collage of points made on the subject of sustainability, and a change of
direction that needs to be addressed within the educational system to reflect our current reality.
Compelling images, graphics and quotes like this one tell the story:
"We have reached a point where the value we add to our economy is being outweighed by the value we are removing." Paul Hawken, author and environmentalist.
Indeed, GDP is not an indicator of a society's well being or stability. It goes up with every instance of destructive spending too: illness, war, nuclear power plants, GMO food production, incarceration.
We need to come together around a new indicator of "wealth", and prepare students for the reality of Now.
This video was produced by Education For Well Being
The other more rational side of the carbon tax that is not being presented in the media.
28 June 2012
21 June 2012
Sign the petition
urging President Dilma to save the planet!
15 June 2012
24 May 2012
Pocket’s Most-Saved Videos: Neil Gaiman’s advice to graduates, plus a boxing coach who thinks you’re terrible
Every week: A handpicked collection of the most popular videos saved in Pocket. Enjoy!–
There may be no beach in Siem Reap, but we do have a baray which, when you look into it, is arguably much cooler. The West Baray is an enormous reservoir that was most likely constructed during the 11th century. At 8,000 metres long and 2,100 metres wide, it is equivalent in size to more than 2,000 football pitches, and was built by hand.
Baphuon, beside Bayon, hence the assumption that the Baray was built during the 11th century. Otherwise, we know very little about why it was built. Theories have suggested that it was used for irrigation, though this has been largely discarded, or for ceremonial purposes, or for flood management.
swim in the water, enjoy a delicious picnic of barbecued chicken or fish, and take a ride across the water to the island on one of the boats.
reasonably nice walk around the levee that functions as a dyke around the baray. It’s 20 kilometres all the way around, so unless you're feeling really ambitious, don’t plan on circumnavigating the whole thing. It's a good idea to bring water and sunscreen no matter how long you’re planning to walk for though.
respect local customs and dress modestly.
Just a short trip from the backpacker area of Pham Ngu Lao, extremely large Lang Nuong Nam Bo sits off the main road down a long, wide alley. Set in an area that is rarely visited by tourists, you may feel like you’re in a different city when you find the restaurant even though you’re only 10 minutes' away from the tourist hub.
As Lang Nuong Nam Bo is more of a family-style joint, prices of the dishes are made to split between groups. So while you might have a bit of sticker shock when you see the suckling pig’s 800,000 VND price tag, split between a group it’s much more manageable. If you can get a group of six to eight together, expect to pay around 200,000 to 250,000 VND a head for a meal here.
Cuc Gach Quan in District 3 for similar food in a more peaceful setting. If you want to go even more local, stay in Pham Ngu Lao and get some street food from Thai Binh market at the end of the road.
Lang Nuong Nam Bo
283-285/145 CMT8, District 10
T: (08) 3863 2309
Further reading: Suckling pig in Bali
21 May 2012
Why aren't more people listening to this guy?
It is time to wake up to the colonial oppression the world is living in. We only have to look at the power wielded here by the mining industry, corporate media, financial institutions, and the insurance industry to see how most of our politicians are just puppets dancing to the corporate tune and are only interested in what keeps them in power.
18 May 2012
16 May 2012
27 April 2012
Australian mining giant pays price for video spoof defamation threat | Asia News – Politics, Media, Education | Asian Correspondent
I have been so sick of those mining propaganda 'This is my Story' videos that seem to be everywhere, but this is one that I really like. It would be nice to see this run in those commercials before the movies at the theatre.