Where there’s a will, there’s a way #7

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #7

 

[Primitive Technology]

Read more about this project HERE

About Primitive Technology

“Primitive technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule. If you want a fire- use fire sticks, an axe- pick up a stone and shape it, a hut- build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without modern technology. If this hobby interests you then this blog might be what you are looking for.”  READ MORE

 

Have you ever been on a safari ? Sunrise game drive LIVE from Africa 

Have you ever been on a safari ? Sunrise game drive LIVE from Africa 

 

#safarilive

Jump on the back and join a LIVE African Safari. Twice a day our expert guides invite you to come along and drive through the African bush in search of the Big Five as well as smaller animals.

Interact with your ranger by asking questions through #safarilive on Twitter or via the chat stream to the right of the feed on YouTube.

UPDATE: As of Tuesday, 1 August:
The Sunrise drive runs from 06:00 – 09:00 local time, which means start times of 00:00 EDT, 21:00 PDT, 05:00 in the UK, 06:00 in Central Europe (Summer), and 14:00 Sydney time.
Our Sunset Safari runs from 15:00 – 18:00 local time, which means start times of 09:00 EDT, 06:00 PDT, 14:00 in the UK, 15:00 in Central Europe (Summer), and 23:00 Sydney time.

When safariLIVE isn’t live, you can view the feed from the Djuma Waterhole camera, from the heart of Djuma Private Game Reserve in the Sabi Sand/greater Kruger National Park area.

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I see postcards #6

I see postcards #6

 

“The harder you work, the luckier you get.”

— Plato

 

 

 

 

 

I am a dabbawala

I am a dabbawala

[great big story]

With a population of over 18 million people, Mumbai is one of the world’s largest megalopolises. To put it mildly, the city can be unpredictable. But amid the chaos, Mumbai has one thing that is nearly 100 percent reliable: your lunch delivery. The dabbawalas of Mumbai are an institution. Dabbawalas deliver homemade lunches to workers across Mumbai—nearly 200,000 of them per day. Crisscrossing side streets on bikes, balancing trays that weight almost 150 pounds on their heads, this group of 5,000 men helps define the city. But it’s not just the staggering quantity or exhaustive work that sets these guys apart; their 99.9% delivery accuracy and incredible efficiency is the envy of delivery services the world over.

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

• Mumbai has over 18 million people
• Amidst this chaos
• Your lunch delivery
• Homemade lunches
• This is how the system works
• He picks up your lunch
• They are sorted and delivered out into the city
• Lunch box
• They are delivering you a meal straight from your kitchen
• The most efficient logistics system in the world
• Per million transactions
• Less than 4 mistakes are made
• Side streets
• Balancing trays
• They help define the city
• 6 Days a week, monsoon or shine
• The train might be late
• You power may go out
• Your lunch will be on time

 

 

I see postcards #5

I see postcards #5

 

“I find it incredibly amazing how at every sunset, the sky is a different shade.   No cloud is ever in the same place.   Each day is a new masterpiece.    A new wonder.   A new memory.”

— Sanober Khan

 

 

photography by vocabularyinchunks

 

 

I see postcards #4

I see postcards #4

 

“Life is a journey, but it’s not about the places along the way, it’s about the people that give you a piece of themselves.”

― Stavros Nashi,

 

photography by vocabularyinchunks

 

 

It brings you totally back to what actually is

It brings you totally back to what actually is

Green Renaissance

‘If we don’t respect them… the animals are lost, and their loss is our loss.’ This is the message from Hendrik Mentz, who shares his experience of caring for some goats.  Visit Green Renaissance HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • There is nothing else
  • It’s just you in this goat world
  • They allow you to do it
  • I totally absolutely love those girls
  • Love is connection
  • That person connecting back
  • Deep deep deep stuff
  • Humans have lost respect for animals
  • Their loss is our loss
  • A pound of butter
  • What is going to steer us out of this mess
  • I haven’t had a moments worth of loneliness
  • Being grounded, the space, the place
  • The sense that actually it’s real here
  • It brings you totally back to what actually is
Look up #11

Look up #11

[LabofOrnithology]

Bird parents build nests of all different shapes and sizes to keep their young safe and warm. Bald Eagles, for example, build massive structures out of twigs that can be over 5 feet in diameter. Hummingbirds, such as this Cuban Emerald have a much more discreet approach. The cup-shaped nests they construct out of materials such as leaves and spiderwebs are only slightly bigger than a quarter and typically house two eggs weighing less than a gram a piece.

I see postcards #3

I see postcards #3

 

“Zorba sees everything everyday as if for the first time.”

— Nikos Kazantzakis

photography by vocabularyinchunks

 

 

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #6

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #6

[Primitive Technology]

Read more about this project HERE

About Primitive Technology

“Primitive technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule. If you want a fire- use fire sticks, an axe- pick up a stone and shape it, a hut- build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without modern technology. If this hobby interests you then this blog might be what you are looking for.”  READ MORE

 

Missing Africa #3

Missing Africa #3

African Skies
photography by vocabulary in chunks

A family is like a forest, when you are outside it is dense,

when you are inside you see that each tree has its place

African proverb

 

Do something great

Do something great

Emirates has introduced new sustainable blankets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. The soft and warm blankets are made using ecoTHREAD™ patented technology and is now available in Economy Class on all long-haul Emirates flights. Each Emirates ecoTHREAD™ blanket is made from 28 recycled plastic bottles. READ MORE

Do somenting great

The King is back

The King is back

[Fixodent]

“Losing two of his vital canines, Aslan had a challenging time. Here’s how Fixodent helped him to get his bite back and returned him to his pride. Kevin Richardson, ‘The Lion Whisperer’, explained this experience for lions mirrors that of humans when they lose their teeth.” [Fixodent]

 

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • A full set of teeth
  • A 9-year-old, white male lion
  • He’s become more aloof, agitated, more aggressive
  • He isolates himself from the pride
  • Just at the wrong place at the wrong time
  • A white ball of fluff
  • I can run around with these lions
  • Domesticated animals
  • I’m always mesmerized  I’m always in awe
  • Put him under, stitch him up
  • A long procedure
  • They offered to help out
  • It’s going to be well worth it
  • Do it on site
  • Dental pain is a chronic pain
  • It was just short of six hours
  • We landed up working on four
  • He’s a real tough character
  • The ability to bite nicely
  • Hugs and kisses thing
  • Within a short period of time
  • The king is back 

More about Kevin Richardson

After graduating with a BSc degree, Kevin began his career in exercise and post-operative rehabilitation. He made a dramatic career switch when he was given an opportunity to work with lions at a local lion park.

As a self-taught animal behaviorist, he has broken every safety rule known to man when working with these wild animals. Flouting common misconceptions that breaking an animal’s spirit with sticks and chains is the best way to subdue them, he uses love, understanding and trust to develop personal bonds with them. His unique method of getting to know their individual personalities, what makes each of them angry, happy, upset, or irritated-just like a mother understands a child-has caused them to accept him like one of their own into their fold.

Kevin’s unique relationships with these large predators have opened many doors and captivated the imagination of many people throughout the world.  He has presented and produced several documentaries that detail his relationships with the animals and highlight the plight of lions both in captivity and in the wild.

Kevin has also written a book appropriately named, “Part of the Pride” detailing his work over the years with the large carnivores and is now affectionately known by his fans worldwide as “The Lion Whisperer”.

Meet Kevin HERE