i thought English is universal, global
what i wrote was utterly misunderstood
 words i used were clear and metaphorical
i know i’ve done it as fair as i could
 now, straightforward and less of metaphors
expressions will be broad and open
country to country meanings differ to score
my heart was  broken, our friendship i cared for

10 things you need to know about Greek wine!

know more about wine, this is awesome…!

The Wine Wankers

wine wankers new wines of greece greek wines 2I recently attended a two day Greek wine roadshow and masterclass in Sydney where the Greeks showcased their wine under the banner of “New Wines of Greece”. Talk about bad timing though, it was held right as the recent crisis hit the poor buggers back home. I tried hard not to mention the situation because I could tell they were struggling with it all unfolding while they were away. I did chuckle at someone joking that they’d be paying for wine in Greek drachmas by the time they got home. Whoops, sorry.

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now i hear the song so soothing to my ears
closing my eyes, I’m floating with the wind
i can’t help myself building castles in the air
i found and discover myself in existence

Quietly in Russia “God” Speaks

Russia is slowly rebuilding its history and carefully gaining grounds with respect to sympathy from the christian world against extremist terrorists.

Life in Russia

I would like to preface this post by saying that I’m not trying espouse any political  agenda nor state my own religious beliefs with the following article. What I did find fascinating is the idea that a country’s values can change and swing to polar opposites as can be seen here. I’m also betting that there will be those who will dispute the information and even be offended. The re-post may do so but is designed to provoke thinking and open discourse to look at what is really happening and why. What is truly the reality? I’m looking forward to see the reaction and hear comments.

Is Russia more Christian than the United States?

Vladimir Putin might just say Yes!

Is Russian leadership more Christian than the United States? Is the Russian Government more Christian than George Bush or Obama ever hoped the United States to be? The answer is…

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James Bond Eat Your Heart Out – Russian Military Re-Breather allows 2 hrs. Underwater

it’s lighter to carry than the conventional oxygen tank, wow!

Life in Russia

James Bond Eat Your Heart Out

Insulated re-breathing mask, apparatus IP-5. The unique compact device that allows stay under water up to 2 hours. Used for evacuation of personnel from shallow depths. For example, the tank crews during the crossing of the river at the bottom.

Because it’s a closed system, there aren’t any bubbles that normally reveal divers. It also lasts longer than a typical oxygen tank. One drawback: you could die a fiery death… surrounded by water.

See more here.

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Love has Wings to Fly

if love has wings to fly
then climbing hills and mountains
are treks for sad goodbyes
lovebirds and doves are birds of prey
hunters may aim to shoot
while in flight as they may
 fired upon  my love that is mine
by a single shot letting it down
my winged love can still fly
like the spirit of the wine