Saturday, October 31, 2009

Balcony candle in the dark

Nice view on our balcony candle in the dark, taken after sunset. I enjoyed tonight sitting in our TV / living room and watch some TV, while still seeing the candle burning outside on our balcony in the dark. Just you were missing to make this a real enjoyable and precious time.

Cambodia: World AIDS Day HIV Campaign, 'Testing Millions,' to Again Launch During Cambodia's National Water Festival

As part of an ambitious global effort to test several million people for HIV in observance of the Testing Millions World AIDS Day 2009 campaign, AHF/Cambodia CARES will launch its inaugural testing effort during the annual Water Festival, which marks the end of the rainy season and is the largest festival in the Cambodian calendar.

Candle holder for candle light on our balcony

Just arranged the candle holder for our balcony which I bought today. Put the stone Buddha I got in Phnom Penh just a few weeks ago also in there. Now, when we sit on our balcony or during this cold season in our TV / living room and watch a movie, we can see the candle light outside and also the nice cambodian stone Buddha. My construction there reminds me a little of the "Angel House" (is it the right term honey?) which many places in Cambodia have outside there homes, know what I mean? Just this we have now is more like a modern, western construction. :-))

Some photos of the arrangement of our new water fountain for our reading room I will post for you tomorrow, curious what you will think about it and if you like it, as it is our home. :-*

Results of Shopping,what I bought

As I told you this morning on the phone, received last week a mailing from one of my favorite stores, special promotion, 30% discount on everything I would buy this week. So I went there this morning, as I need some cloths due to the weight I lost the last months. I bought a cord trouser, some socks, a shirt, a leather wallet, some christmas cinnamon star cookies, a few candles, a candle holder for outside to be used on our balcony, a dark red jumper and some christmas gift for you, I will not tell or show. ;-)
Saved a lot because of the 30% discount, really good customer service. Would have been nice to shop together. IMYSM
Bought also something really nice for our reading room, but this I will show here in another post on our side soon.

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Shopping in Bochum City center

Just a short coffee break from Shopping. Remember us shopping here? Bought some cloths, accessories for our home and some christmas gifts for you. IMYSM, shopping together.

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Where do all the leafes go?

Just finished now the morning walk with Julchen. Many tress lost all there leafes already and the ground and sidewalks are covered by them. But you might wonder whats happpening with all these leafes? The city put boxes all over the city in every street. The people who clean than there sidewalks or gardens from all these leafes can bring them to these boxes and deposit them there. The city collects than once a week all these leafes and sells them to companies who than produce fertilizers out of them. So a good recycling of all these leafes. Look forward to our first autumn season together. IMYSM!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Dinner at Thai Restaurant in Bochum

This evening I had dinner in our favorite Thai Restaurant "Pattakan" in Bochum. Eat a lot and felt me very much reminded of the delicious meals we had together just a few weeks ago in Cambodia. Of course I also felt me so much reminded of being in this Restaurant together in August enjoying our dinner together there. Remember?

Tonight I had the following meal as dinner:
1. Coconut chicken soup

2. Spicy pork salad

3. Red Chicken Curry

Traditional german christmas cookies

Already since a while all over available are the traditional german christmas cookies, although it is still a while till christmas. But specially before christmas they are very tasty. Wish I could have them now with you. IMYSM! Next christmas we will eat them together. :-) :-*

Bundesliga League Table

Rank Club Matches Wins Draws Losses Goals PTS
1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 10 6 4 0 19:6 22 CL
2 Hamburger SV 10 6 4 0 23:11 22 CL
3 Werder Bremen 10 6 3 1 20:7 21 CL Qual.
4 FC Schalke 04 10 6 2 2 16:9 20 EL Qual.
5 FC Bayern München 10 5 3 2 17:9 18 EL Qual.
6 1899 Hoffenheim 10 5 2 3 18:9 17
7 VfL Wolfsburg 10 5 2 3 18:16 17
8 1. FSV Mainz 05 10 5 2 3 15:14 17
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 10 3 4 3 11:13 13
10 Borussia Dortmund 10 3 4 3 10:14 13
11 Hannover 96 10 3 3 4 13:12 12
12 SC Freiburg 10 3 1 6 14:22 10
13 1. FC Köln 10 2 3 5 6:10 9
14 VfB Stuttgart 10 2 2 6 10:15 8
15 Borussia M'gladbach 10 2 2 6 10:18 8
16 1. FC Nürnberg 10 2 2 6 7:15 8 Play-offs
17 VfL Bochum 1848 10 2 2 6 10:21 8 Relegation
18 Hertha BSC 10 1 1 8 7:23 4 Relegation
CL = Champions League
EL = Europa League


Swine flu kills fourth person in Cambodia

A FOURTH person has died from swine flu in Cambodia, bringing the number of confirmed infections in the country to 239, officials said Thursday.

Health officials advise people to wash their hands frequently, refrain from spitting in public, use tissues to cover coughs and avoid crowds.

Honey, please be careful and please follow the advise of the Health officials. ILYSM!

Facebook and privacy policy


Facebook outlines new privacy policy
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WASHINGTON : Facebook outlined changes to its privacy policy on Thursday and asked for feedback from the social network's more than 300 million users.

Vice president of communications and public policy Elliot Schrage, in a post on the Facebook blog, said members will have until November 5 to send in their comments about the proposed changes.

"This is the next step in our ongoing effort to run Facebook in an open and transparent way," he said. "After the comment period is over, we'll review your feedback and update you on our next steps."

Some of the changes to Facebook's privacy policy are the result of pressure from Canada, whose privacy czar conducted an investigation into its handling of personal information.

"In this revision," Schrage said, "we're fulfilling our commitment to the privacy commissioner of Canada to update our privacy policy to better describe a number of practices.

"Specifically, we've included sections that further explain the privacy setting you can choose to make your content viewable by everyone," he said.

Schrage said the changes also clarify the difference between deactivating and deleting an account and "the process of memorialising an account once we've received a report that the account holder is deceased."

Facebook said it will save profile information such as friend lists and photos from a deactivated account in case a member decides to reactivate it later but the material will not be viewable by other users.

It said a deleted account is "permanently deleted."

Facebook said information from a deleted account may still be viewable on the pages of other users if it was shared or copied and stored by them.

"However, your name will no longer be associated with that information on Facebook," it said, and will be attributed to an "anonymous Facebook user."

Facebook also stressed that personal data is not provided to advertisers. "The information we provide to advertisers is 'anonymised,' meaning that it can't be traced back to you as an individual in any way," Schrage said.

- AFP/il

Water Festival in Cambodia 1-3 November 2009


Racers, be careful: Hun Sen


Flooding, swift current seen as potential hazards during festival.
Photo by: Tracey Shelton
Teams compete Wednesday in the boat race trials on the Tonle Sap in preparation for this weekend’s Water Festival.


PRIME Minister Hun Sen advised boat-racing teams to exercise caution when competing in unusually high waters during this weekend’s Water Festival as trial races began on Tuesday.

“All provincial authorities and all pagodas with boats in the competition need to think about their teams’ safety while travelling [on the river] because the water is still high. It would be best to send health officers or doctors along with them,” the prime minister said.

A strong rainy season and persistent flooding since Typhoon Ketsana have engorged Cambodia’s river systems, presenting this weekend’s racers with the danger of a fast, powerful and unpredictable current.

Am Vanny, chairman of the Phnom Penh Boat Racing Committee, said Wednesday that the race’s organisers had set up 10 health stations along the course.

“There will be 10 health officers at each station and [a larger staff at] the main medical centre in the Chrouy Changvar primary school, near the Chroy Changvar Bridge, in order to save people on time,” he said.

Pa Socheatvong, deputy governor of Phnom Penh, said Wednesday that in addition to the emergency response stations, City Hall had arranged to “have speedboats standing by… along the riverside”.

In Kratie, Governor Kham Phoeun said he had urged the 33 boat teams from his province to keep safety in mind while paddling to the capital and had also provided them with medical support.

“Three or four doctors will come with the boat racers in order to look after them and save them in the event of an emergency,” he said, adding that his province takes similar safety precautions every year.

The Water Festival is the biggest event on the Cambodian calendar: An estimated 2 million people descend on the capital for three days of celebration every year. This year, the festival takes place from November 1 to 3.

The National Committee for Organising National and International Festivals said there are 391 boats registered to compete this year.

Evening with Matthias and Sabine

Now Matthias and Sabine left our home, we spend a really nice evening together, having some dinner together and than watcbing our photos of our time in Cambodia this month together. So many memories came than to my mind, of our time in October visiting Angkor Wat, but also of our time in August here in Bochum, when we had them both together as our guests and you cooked cambodian food for them. IMYSM! They really liked the photos you took of Angkor Wat and the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. Was a really wonderful time, full of memories and we even had the same wine which we were drinking all four together in August. Remember, the one you drunk a little bit to fast and to much of. ;-) Felt very happy and well in there presence and enjoyed the evening a lot, would have been even greater if you would have been here, but your presence is always feelable in our home.
Some photos of them through which they say a big "Hello" to you.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cambodian handcraft and artwork

What I really admire and like a lot is the cambodian handcraft and artwork. Just two examples on the following photos.

A Buddha statue made of wood, which is in the office on my desk. Bought it during my visit to Cambodia in April/May this year, near the Russian market. Remember us buying it together? IMYSM!
The second example is a cambodian silk scarf, a wonderful and meaningful gift I received in August during our great weeks in Germany. Really love the material and design, great to wear now during autumn season over here.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Autumn walk near the office

Just back from a short walk with Julchen near the office. Today is a nice, mild and sunny autumn day in Bochum. Fresh air and walk outside was really nice, exept that IMYSM! Hope you are having a nice Business anniversary party after the long and hard meeting you were having today.
Some photos of the walk, taken near the office:

Snack for lunch in the office

Having just a short snack in the office for lunch, at my desk while working on my computer. Remember the german bread you liked so much in August? Miss our meals together, hope you still are having a good meeting coming soon to an end as you already work longer again. Pity on you! ;-)

The new german government

Just a interesting link to photos and short biographies in English of the new german government which was elected today in parliament:,,21983,00.html

Sweet memories

As you have such a busy week and stressful time in office right now, just a little sweet memory to cheer you up, specially after the lovely Lotus flower you posted. Hope you enjoy seeing here your welcome surprise when you arrived in August. Have to think a lot about our time together in August, great memories, who keep us going, even when little distance between us and when overloaded with work and tasks in our jobs. So hope makes you smile, cheers you up and brings back some great memories.
Have a great day in office and successful meetings. IMYSM!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Lotus flowers

A New Perspective

by ANTHONY on JULY 20, 2007

Sometimes a simple change of perspective can make all the difference. It can be like the dawn of a new day.

In response to the challenges life brings us, it’s easy to sometimes view the world from a perspective of survival. From this perspective we often examine situations and ask ourselves, "What can I get from this? What can I take? What can I gain?". This perspective is illustrated by the following picture:

One of the most powerful secrets for achieving success is to change this perspective and instead, examine the world from a perspective of contribution. Change the questions you ask yourself and instead of asking, "What can I get? What can I take? What can I gain?" ask, "What can I give? What can I share? What can I contribute?"

The most amazing thing about this change of perspective is that the more you contribute to the lives of others, the more you will receive in return.

For example if you run a business, instead of focusing on "making a sale", change your focus to "helping your customers and making a positive contribution to their life". When you do this, your customers will sense your genuine desire to help them and as a result you will gain more sales.

This Week’s Action Steps:

(1) In every situation ask yourself, "What can I give? What can I share? What can I contribute?"

(2) Make a contribution to others and enjoy the benefits life sends you in return.

Until next time,

Dare To Dream!




27.10.2009 14:24:02
Kurt Gaugler, member of the supervisory board of the Bundesliga, and Professor Rita Süssmuth, former President of the German Bundestag and patroness of CARE Germany-Luxembourg.
Support for AIDS project in South Africa
The Bundesliga Foundation has announced it will be supporting an AIDS awareness project in South Africa, the 2010 FIFA World Cup hosts, with immediate effect.

The corresponding agreement with aid organisation CARE was made by Kurt Gaugler, member of the supervisory board at the DFL and Professor Rita Süssmuth, former President of the German Bundestag and patroness of CARE Germany-Luxembourg, on Tuesday in Berlin.

"We're happy to be helping"

"The Bundesliga Foundation has set itself the goal of helping children in every way possible, so we've very happy to be helping in a country like South Africa where AIDS is a very big problem," said Gaugler. "CARE has been aiding charities for decades now and we're convinced that we've found the perfect partner. In December we'll be going over there to present an update on our progress."

The "Kick it - Choose Life" project offers children and young people the chance to take part in sporting activities as opposed to a life on the streets and offers children a mentoring programme to help them understand the dangers of HIV, AIDS, drug abuse and criminal behaviour.

Myself: " Great to hear this. This is really great charity for all especially Africa and developing world. " -SH

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6Man City931010522186718
7Aston Villa93117421164517

19West Ham90227911346-46