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Cambridge Christmas Revels 2016: “Acadian – Cajun Celebration” — The ‘Thank You’ Video.

by Anura Guruge


A must watch video,
on Vimeo rather than YouTube.

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A very well done, extremely polished video. WOW. High def. The performers look better on the video than they did LIVE! The magic of high-definition video.

MUST WATCH — even if you were one of the LUCKY 18,000, as was I.

Captures its essence very nicely. Of course you are NOT getting all 2 hours of it.

Enjoy.

Happy Yule.

Happy New Year.


Related posts:
>> Cambridge 2016 tickets.
>> Cambridge 2015
Welsh Revels: Pictures.

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by Anura Guruge


My “Fixing No Sound (Audio) On Roku” Gets Another ‘Thumbs up’ — “Perfect Fix”!

by Anura Guruge


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My ever so popular ‘Fixing No Sound on Roku’ post. Click image to access the post.


This no sound/audio on Roku is by far my most popular post. Since I posted it 421 days ago I have had over 18,000 hits on it. So far today there has been 25.

The fix works. I am GLAD to be helping so many people.

What amazes me is how little acknowledgment I have received. 18,000 views and 2 ‘Thank Yous’. That is 0.011%! It is a new world. A new society. It is OK. I am always happy to help.

SMILE. Life is good. Enjoy. SMILE.


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by Anura Guruge

Cambridge 2015 Christmas Revels, The ‘Welsh Celebration’ — The “Thank You” Video.

by Anura Guruge


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Click image to access the 2:06 minute video (a stills montage) on Vimeo.


Given that this was a Fantabulous “will linger in your soul for years to come” performance, the “THANKS” really should be from us — those privileged enough to have been able to attend a show at the awe-inspiring ‘Sanders Theatre’ during 2015 Christmas. (We attended the Friday, December 11 kick-off performance).

Can’t wait for 2016 Christmas Revels. What would that be … about 340 days from now. This year we might try to attend some of their, i.e., Cambridge Revels, programs other than the gala Christmas bash.

“Thank YOU” Cambridge Revels. You made MY Christmas — especially so by mentioning ‘Cwmdonkin Drive‘. That was special. Thank YOU.


Related posts:
>> Cambridge 2015 Welsh Revels: Fantabulous.
>> Cambridge 2015
Welsh Revels: Pictures.
>> Cambridge 2015
Welsh Revels: Program.
>> Cambridge 2015 Welsh Revels.


by Anura Guruge


Very Good Tips On How To Improve Your Manners & Social Graces.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Where have all the manners gone?
>> “Landmark Worldwide”: THE Rudest Person.

>> Basic Manners.


I got an e-mail shortly after I posted my “Where Have All The Good Manners Gone” plea with a link to this article.

It was decent and definitely worth passing on.

Most of this stuff should be motherhood and apple-pie stuff but OBVIOUSLY people have either never learnt or have decided that it is cool just to ignore them.


Here is the link to the original “Tower of Power” article.

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This is from my October 2015 POST.

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Where Have All The Good Manners Gone?

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> “Landmark Worldwide” employs Rudest Person.

>> Basic Manners.


Why people think it is so cool to be so rude these days just amazes me.

And I know I am not the only one that feels this way, though I will grant that it is indeed folks of my vintage, i.e., old folks, that bemoan what has happened to what were basic, natural courtesies of old — in particular saying ‘Please’ and ‘Thank You’.

Saying ‘Thank You‘ and ‘Please‘ costs very little — and I am saying that there is a small cost, in terms of one’s time, Internet bandwidth, stationery and postage etc., just so as to avoid the distraction of someone claiming that there is a cost.

Recently I sent somebody, whose name I will not mention (because I try to be polite 99% of the time), five 8GB USB sticks with about 4GB of photos on each. The USB sticks were for him and 4 others. So how many people do you think THANKED ME for these sticks. Just one (and it wasn’t the one that got all five to begin with) and even that ‘thanks’ was gruff and grudging. WTF? Is it that hard to send an e-mail to say ‘Thank You’.

After considerable thought I have concluded that it is not ignorance, cussedness or forgetfulness. It is a manifestation of deep seated sexaul angst and insecurity. Saying ‘Thank you’ or ‘Please’ makes these people feel vulnerable and exposed. PLEASE prove me wrong. I will Thank YOU for it.

I already talked about, in this female who works for “Landmark Worldwide” who never said ‘Thank You’ after we found her Kindle, in Philadelphia, tracked her down and mailed it to her. How rude?

And this idiot professor from the University of York who feels that he is too special to be polite. I would NOT want him teaching my kids. 

Yes, I come from the school that believes that all adult human behavior is influenced to some extent by a person’s sexual equilibrium.

Yes, of course I am not polite all the time. There are times when I am viciously rude. But that is when I set out to be rude because I feel somebody deserves to be treated as such. Doesn’t happen often BUT if I am displeased with somebody I can be extremely rude. But 99% I do my best to be polite. I use ‘Thank you’ and ‘Please’, incessantly, even if I don’t have to. It costs little to do so and I LIKE saying ‘Thank You’ and ‘Please’!

I get quite a few requests on e-mail with people asking me for documents, Excel spreadsheets, photographs, information or contacts. IF there is no ‘Please’ in the e-mail I just ignore it. That is my first cut. You don’t say ‘Please’ … then I am not going to bother even reading the e-mail.

Thank YOU for your time.


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Revels North (Dartmouth, N.H.) 2014 Christmas Revels Will Be Set In Merry Ol’ England. Hallelujah!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
1. Christmas Revels 2013 at Dartmouth — Dec. 16, 2013.
2. Christmas Revels 2012 at Dartmouth Dec. 17, 2012.
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Ditto.


We, quite simply put, are unashamed, uninhibited Revels junkies.

We can’t get enough. Christmas Revels, at the delightful Hopkins Center in lovely Dartmouth, N.H., is a treasured, much anticipated and savored highlight of our rather busy Decembers.

That Revels North, to their credit, is taking us back to Merry Ol’ England for this Christmas made my week.

Yes, we tend to be ‘traditionalists’ when it comes to Christmas Revels. So, while we have enjoyed Mediterranean Revels in Cambridge, MA in 2011 and Irish Revels in 2012 we will readily confess that given a choice we will always plump for an English setting. There is an undeniable  je ne sais quoi to having the Morris Dancing, sword dancing, the Mummers etc. in what is basically their Home Setting.

So we are delighted.

Thank YOU Revels North.

Yes, we will be there with ‘Bells On’.

Hallelujah!


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