Life is an adventure

Life is an adventure

 [bindlebros.com]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • People call me Dusty for short
  • We want to strip the world down to the basics
  • Take away the clutter of modern life
  • You’ve still got to carry your stuff
  • Just a stick and a sack
  • As high quality and as adventure prone as this
  • What are bindles? Bindles are bandanas on a stick
  • No one makes bindles with the same care
  • Craftsmanship and attention to detail
  • Locally sourced from naturally farmed branches
  • Handmade bindles
  • Would you guys care to take a walk around the block with a bindle just to see if it feels right?
  • Bindles are really meant for your hopes and your dreams
  • Take care, be safe
  • What will we do if the company doesn’t succeed?
  • Life is an adventure; you’ve got to have a bindle to put your memories in.
Books on wheels

Books on wheels

[AJ+]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • At about 3 books a week I probably read over 50 books
  • Sit around with nothing to do
  • Just stare off into space
  • A leisure time activity
  • There are a lot of misconceptions about people who are living outside
  • Interested in literature
  • They haven’t been to college
  • There are many assumptions that people make
  • Part of the Street Books’ mission
  • To restore the dignity of people who have been cast aside
  • To put at the margin of things
  • Patrons are often grateful for the opportunity
  • Get the books, get the stories
  • We have short stories, long stories, true stories, love stories, war stories

Street Books is a bicycle-powered traveling library that serves homeless people in Portland, Oregon. Librarians bike to select locations where people can borrow books without having to show ID or proof of address Read more @ Street Books

You understand things you confront

You understand things you confront

[Steer Films]
Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :
  • A man-eating shark
  • The fear turned into fascination
  • What I learned was it’s the world’s biggest lie
  • They really are exquisite
  • Some of them are so elusive and hard to find
  • It’s strong, it’s beautiful, it’s fast, vicious in some eyes, it’s powerful
  • The animal was able to look at me
  • This makes it all worthwhile
  • A huge amazing predator
  • These animals travel hundreds to thousands of miles
  • I feel very fortunate to be able to showcase these animals to millions of people throughout the world
  • Experience all the things I did and even more
  • Shark populations are dropping 70 – 100 million sharks a year
  • That’s mass extinction
  • We are like fire, we just consume everything we see
  • A wildlife film maker
  • These animals have such tolerance for humans
  • You understand things you confront and I really believe that
Have you got a Little Free Library in your garden?

Have you got a Little Free Library in your garden?

[PBA 30]
Vocabulary to learn after watching the video
  • You can find just about anything you need online
  • The experience of going through a book that has some value
  • The little free library concept is very simple
  • A nationwide thing
  • Put the libraries out in their yards
  • You don’t have to sign anything out
  • No late fees
  • A repurposed newspaper box
  • Reading is very important
  • You can also read for leisure
  • I was able to take some photos and replicate as best I could the actual look of the Plaza
  • They take you through step by step instructions
  • It’s a great ice breaker and it’s a very easy way to meet people who have recently moved in the neighborhood
  • It’s a way to connect people
  • Contributing to the literacy of their whole community

Little Free Libraries are community-run and supported book sharing outposts that are popping up across the nation in mass numbers. The best map for finding these resources in the bay area is one created by an unaffiliated individual who lists all libraries, “official” or not. For more information about the movement, visit LittleFreeLibrary.org.”  

Read more @ Bittersweet Blog

Turn your 100 years on this planet into 1000

Turn your 100 years on this planet into 1000

[Kenny Laubbacher]
Vocabulary to learn after watching the video
  • I don’t know where all that time went
  • I just blinked and I was eighty
  • Building a routine in my 30s
  • Do  something radically different
  • It scares the crap out of me
  • Change my brain chemistry
  • The routine is the enemy of time
  • It makes it fly by
  • Your brain is awake and turned on
  • Every passing second
  • The muscle is activated
  • Your brain figured  out the pattern of how the world works
  • Travel wakes up your brain
  • Every hill I cross over
  • I want to be aware of every day I’m alive
  • I want to make it to 85 and be exhausted
  • Alive and awake every singe day
  • That is the duty of being adult
  • You choose adventure for  your own  life
  • Getting out of your routine
  • A bike trip
  • I don’t want the calendar to be my boss
  • A mind and a soul that is wide awake
  • It turns your 100 years on this planet into 1000

 

 

Age is just a number

Age is just a number

[The Great Big Story]
Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video
  • A retirement community
  • Part of the artist in residence program
  • They live rent free in exchange for performing recitals and concerts
  • I get a lot of mixed reactions
  • A wonderful idea
  • I had not been a part of this community
  • I walked over and introduced myself
  • Tiffany and I became friends
  • Fashionable shoes
  • Age difference
  • A college dorm
  • From different places, from different backgrounds
Explore Italy

Explore Italy

Watch the following video :

worldnomads
worldnomads

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • To discover a destination where I truly felt at home
  • My kind of place
  • You catch yourself smiling
  • No corners to cut, just bends to explore
  • Feed my curiosity
  • My cup is constantly topped up with knowledge
  • I want to uncover a place for pleasure seekers
  • Where wine pulses through peoples’ veins
  • Where Mother Nature rewards with damp scented truffles
  • Clusters of Medieval villages perched in the distance
  • The hills are always green
  • Like long-lost friends
  • Hungry for life
  • Join me in Lange
  • A place where time passes slowly
  • Every moment is savored