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  • 00:30

    Chinese Bamboo

    in Self Help

    Chinese Bamboo, Mike and Tom Style!

  • 00:10

    The Classic Khmer Adventure On Wheels-Cambodia's Bamboo Train

    in Travel

    I was staying in Battambang, Cambodia. While I was there I had to visit one of the area’s most famous attractions, the bamboo train. The bamboo train gets it’s name from the  bamboo deck or floorboard used that rests on top of the wheels that can transport anything from chickens and rice to people. In Khmer it’s called a Lorry and has been used since the Khmer Rouge shutdown of most regular train service in the country.  


    The Bamboo Train Station. Now where is the first class lounge? I could use a bloody mary about right now! Waiter?  Actually the place is quite charming and surprisingly not touristy feeling at all. At least not at the starting point in O Dambong, about 4 km from Battambang.


    The bamboo train solves the biggest problem of a single track train line. What do you do when two trains meet from opposite directions? In the case of the bamboo train? Simple-move one off the track. This experience alone makes this one of the world’s all time great train rides.


    A little heavy on the photo gear I know but I’m a one man show right now.


    Farewells from the departure crew and we’re off. 


    The bamboo train was not the first flatbed type service in Cambodia. During the civil war of the 80’s and 90’s flatbed trains were used as mine sweepers ahead of the rest of the train. Service was free, risky but popular. 


    And here we go about 3 minutes into the ride and our first stop. Wow, now that’s taking service station to the next level. The first lorries or bamboo trains were actually hand driven with a pole, kind of like an Italian gondola. Small motorcycle or tractor engines, like this one were added later. The wheels? They’re actually from abandoned tanks! Yes get your ass off the deck so I can do my job, thank you! Excerpts from "Great Train Rides Of The World-Cambodia's Bamboo Train".

  • 00:30

    Transforming Our Planet through Hemp & Economics | A Bamboo & Hemp Board Game

    in Entrepreneur

    If you like hemp, games and money then this hempisode is for YOU! Meet Entrepreneur, Inventor, Author, Speaker, Manufacturing Expert and Earth Steward Eric Stevens with The Foundation For a BioEconomy and see how you can actively participate in the greatest Wealth Transfer ever! Not only has Eric and his team created a fabulous Board Game out of hemp and bamboo they need your assistance to bring it to fruition! On this broadcast, we will get into the foundational philosophy of the Foundation for a BioEconomy and then we will discuss the details about the game and how you can get your own board game!


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  • 00:45

    Dabbling: How to Avoid Becoming an Expert in Anything

    in Health

    When there are styles and systems that are complete and superiorly effective, why do so many Acupuncturists and Chinese Medicine practitioners not focus and develop proficiency in any one, instead choosing to dabble in several different systems?  Focus and discipline are especially important in our field, but are particularly lacking.  In this episode we discuss the complicating factors in our field, including the role academics and desperation play in preventing focus, ambition, and excitement, as well as lack of clinical proficiency. 


     

  • 01:15

    FLOWING WITH SPIRIT :: New Moon :: Chinese Lunar New Year

    in Spirituality

    Kyra Merna, Essence Ka Tha'ras and Katsura Balanza host conversation in honor of New Moon, Flowing With Spirit and the current celabratory activity taking place with the Chinese New Year.

    We are elated that this moonths Flwoing With Spirit Show so beautifully coincides with Chinese New Year and the New Moon! In honor this show is completely dedicated to sharing information and insight regarding the energies associated with this New Moon, New Year as wecome into energies associated with the Red Fire Monkey!

    We will be having a round table style on conversation welcoming friends, thats YOU, to conversation .

  • 00:56

    The NEW MOON and Chinese New Year Zoe Moon Astrology Show

    in Self Help

    An Aquarius New Moon is about fresh starts and next chapters we can launch into with aspirations, friends, groups, the internet, astrology, charities, gatherings, our freedom, and original ideas and inventions. It's our big cosmic push over the next 2 weeks to seed ideas and motivate about these themes so that they may continue to grow over the year ahead. On the same day the Chinese New Year of the Monkey kicks in and begins to usher in themes related to this particular year that I will discuss with you on the show. In the middle of that we also have some very positive alignments occurring that should make you happy to be in this week. So tune in and see how your sign fares!

  • 01:11

    2016 Reboot: Chinese New Year of the Fire Monkey and How To Prepare for It

    in Self Help

    If 2016 didn't start out good, Host Rev. Sue shares how to "reboot" and start all over again in time for the 
    Chinese New Year of The Fire Monkey by clearing your house and opening yourself up to infinite possibilities.


     

  • 00:19

    Taipei, Taiwan's Bustling Lunar(Chinese)New Year Shopping Center-Dihua Street

    in Travel

     


    Dihua Street or Grocery Street is where many residents of Taipei, Taiwan head to for stocking up on food, snacks and treats for the Lunar New Year, or Chinese New Year. I recently visited the famous shopping market just two days before New Year’s Eve. I was there to shop, sample food, indeed why many people pay a visit and talk to some Taiwanese about why they enjoy Lunar New Year.


    Dihua market, for most of the year is Dihua Street-a center in Taipei for traditional Chinese medicinal herbs, fabrics, incense, and Taiwanese tea processing. First constructed in 1850, it’s original name was Center Street.


    This is the busiest time of year for Dihua street, with extra food stalls and vendors using all kinds of tactics to get your attention. Most of which are pretty friendly.


    Sampling is big here and many people come just to load up on the freebies. If you’re new to the food of Taiwan it’s a great place to learn about some of the traditional snacks and newer items with ingredients that can range from peanuts to dried fish.


    It’s Taiwan, so of course there’s always someone cooking food around the corner.


    The southern portion of Dihua is the oldest street in Taipei, dating back to Dutch rule from 1624-1661.


    In Taiwan many markets were built around temples and Dihua is no exception with worshippers getting in their last wishes for the year, or perhaps a good start to the new year.


     


    Thanks so much for listening to Far East Adventure Travel. Don’t forget to check out Far East Adventure Travel  the video podcast on iTunes and follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Periscope and Twitter. All of the links are at fareastadventuretravel.com.  Until next time, this is John Saboe safe travels and Namaste.


     

  • 00:59

    Bamboo & Fern; A woman's story of perseverance and resilience

    in Spirituality

    Bamboo & Fern; A woman's story of perseverance and resilience ~ Guest: Ava Eagle Brown


    The biography of Ava Eagle Brown reads like a testimonial for her transformational books and speaking engagements. She is an author, motivational, empowerment and transformational speaker, NLP qualifies coach and actress. Her credits include writing, life coaching, consulting and mother to two children. Drawing on her own experiences, she assists others to reach their full potential through determination and tapping into their greatness. She shows others how to achieve and break down barriers regardless of background, colour , or their past. Ava shares her own story with her clients in order to inspire and challenge.


    For more inforation visit: www.avabrown.org

  • 01:00

    Winds of Change: The Importance of Clinical Experts As Teachers

    in Health

    We appreciate those who fought to make this profession licensed in the United States and who set up the programs in Chinese medicine, making this a valid career path. However, since it's inception in the United States and the West, Chinese medicine has been ruled largely by academics, scholars, anthropologists, and historians. There has been, and continues to be, a paucity of true clinical experts teaching this medicine. This is largley due to the fact that the leaders in this field simply lack the large, consistent patient volume needed to become expert clinicians. Chinese medicine colleges and state organizations are increasingly focused on revenue, administrative in-fighting and clinically irrelevant adademic ponderings. Meanwhile, the quality of clinical education is declining. Graduates enter the real world of managing patients' many health concerns with largely ineffective skill sets, based on theories regurgitated by scholars, most completely lacking adequate pulse diagnosis skills and/or highly effective acupuncture methods. Luckily, there are American and Western Chinese medicine practitioners who are seeing 300-600 patient visits per week who are stepping forward to teach the real life, clinically proven, practical skills so badly needed to not only survive but thrive practicing this medicine. This is medicine, it has real-world consequences and is not a theoretical exercise, people are sick and they depend on us to get them better. The time has come to listen to those on the front lines, making this medicine work everyday. 

  • 01:13

    Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Talk Radio - Listen and call in!

    in Health

    In this episode, we discuss our week in the clinic, difficult cases, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and more!


    Practitioners are encouraged to call in with questions on difficult cases, and the general public can call in to find out how Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help them!