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Archive | November 18, 2015

Happy Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2015 — The Japanese, BIG Fans, Are Already Imbibing.

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I kid YOU not. That rich burgundy color is making me salivate. Can’t WAIT to get my hands on a few bottles. It will, alas, have to be late Thursday afternoon. Rest assured, barring any major mishap, I will be TOASTING YOU with a glass of 2015 Beaujolais Nouveau by this time tomorrow. Till then. Cheers.


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Why Is The Dalai Lama Talking About ‘God’ — Buddhism Is Independent Of God.

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Some related posts:
0/ Dalai Lama on reincarnation.
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Reader’s Digest on reincarnation.
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Buddhist reincarnation: Question 1.
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Extremist Buddhists.
4/ Happy Vesak.
5/ Buddhism 2nd largest religion in 13 States.
6/ ACLU lawsuit re. Buddhism.
7/ Is Buddhism a religion?

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Why is the Dalai Lama talking about God?

That is quite weird and perturbing. Buddhism is independent of God. Or to say it more bluntly Buddhist do NOT believe in a ‘God’ the creator. So for the Dalai Lama to talk about God is a bit disingenuous.

I can ONLY think of 2 reasons why he would do so.

1/ At 80 he is getting a bit ‘loopy’ and this is not the first STRANGE thing he has said of late.

2/ At 80 he is DESPERATE for any and all media attention and will say anything to get a soundbite in.

This is not right.

He should not be doing this. In some ways he is offending those that believe in God.


Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2015, TOMORROW: Not ALL New Hampshire Liquor Stores Will Have Bottles.

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nhliquorstoreHeads UP.

Not ALL New Hampshire Liquor stores will have Beaujolais Nouveau 2015 tomorrow — i.e., Beaujolais Nouveau Day, Thursday, November 19, 2015.

Bottles (and cases) will ONLY be available at the BIG outlets, e.g., Portsmouth, Concord, I-93 etc.

I got burned on this in 2013. I went to Farmington assuming that ALL stores would carry the Nouveau. Not so. Luckily I was on my way to Portsmouth and the BIG outlet, at the Rotary, had plenty.

I just checked with Wolfeboro — my ‘nearest’ and preferred outlet.


Attacks in Paris means we have to TONE DOWN 2015 Beaujolais Nouveau Day.

That is a given.

Yes, we have to observe SOME MOURNING.


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Since When Did 1970 Qualify As ‘ANCIENT’ In Sri Lanka … Or For That Matter Anywhere Else?

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Other Related posts:
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Col. Olcott & Ananda College.
>> Ananda College prize giving 1969.
>>Monkey Kingdom‘, Sri Lanka.
>>Bridge Over River Kwai‘, Sri Lanka ….

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I saw this on Facebook a few minutes ago.

I am NOT sure whether I was MORE amused, bemused or just plain livid.

Yes, Sri Lankans (like our neighbors the Indians) can be very funny — unintentionally. [In my case, as some of you know, it all has to do with my face, features and build. People just laugh when they see me.]

1970.

Ancient?

I know quite a few women that will be up in arms about that.

BUT, the irony of ironies.

Ceylon? Sri Lanka?

The country PRIDES itself on having a written historical record going back to 3,000 B.C.

There are extant, well preserved stone ruins dating back to at least 160 B.C.

And some CLOWN has the damn audacity to call 1970 ANCIENT.

Ah, dear, dear, dear.


Here is a genuine, c. 150 BC ruin from Anuradhapura. [Note that it is MY city! Check the first 5 letters.] These are pillars of what used to be a Buddhist monastery. See the finely carved ‘sentinel’ stone at the front. Given that my adoptive father was BIG into culture/history/Buddhism and actually had a part-time job (and he had many in addition to his main job in the Ministry of Education), I, in my youth, spent many an hour wandering through these pillars. It was, as I would refer when older, stone-by-stone tourism with my adoptive father. My kids, who complain that I drag them around boring places (such as cathedrals), have no idea how lucky they are.

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Check out the OLD (but not ancient) photos I am preserving
here for posterity.

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Beaujolais Nouveau Day, Every Year, Is On A THURSDAY — So Friday, Nov. 20 Is NOT The Day.

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Attacks in Paris means we have to TONE DOWN 2015 Beaujolais Nouveau Day.

That is a given.

Yes, we have to observe SOME MOURNING.


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There are certain things in life that are fixed, inalienable and absolute.

You are either pregnant or you are not. Your birthday is your birthday, the day that you were born. It is not on an arbitrary day that is more convenient for a party. By all means you can have a ‘birthday’ party on whatever day you desire, just don’t claim that that is your birthday. Your birthday is your birthday.

U.S. Thanksgiving, since December 1941, is always on the 4th Thursday of November. Yes, of course, you can have a Thanksgiving ‘dinner’ on the 4th Friday BUT that will not make it Thanksgiving.

Beaujolais Nouveau Day is ALWAYS on the 3rd Thursday of November — exactly a week ahead of U.S. Thanksgiving. That is fixed and sacrosanct. By all means you can celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau the next day, on a Friday, or as I did last year, well into December or even early January. Just don’t try to make out that Beaujolais Nouveau Day is on any other day bar the 3rd Thursday of November.

So this year, Beaujolais Nouveau Day WILL BE on Thursday, November 19, 2015. THIS Thursday.


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‘6 images for the day’ — November 18, 2015.

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Taken with my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000. JPEGs, as usual, with no post-processing, whatsoever. Straight out of the camera.


Original 5472 x 3648, ~7Mb,
JPEGs reduced to 1024 x 683, 398Kb, for display here.
So v. low resolution. Sorry.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs out of the camera

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.







Enjoy. Thank YOU.


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