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From Both Sides of Paradise by Andrea Brown & Bruce Lellman

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Yves PETIT replied to a comment by Bruce Lellman on Things May Not Be As They First Appear

thank you for your answer always so full of solicitude. Your natural humility honors you but you know how to listen to people with the heart as well as with the spirit. I would like to have this quality. I must be honest because I call Google translate when I have a doubt about the meaning of words
We keep in touch

7 months ago
Bruce Lellman replied to a comment by Yves PETIT on Things May Not Be As They First Appear

Yves,
This is so interesting about legend and reality being one. I had never really thought about it in that regard but you are certainly right. You certainly have a deep understanding of the people of Myanmar and I hope you do write a book about your experiences. I would love to read it some day.
Your English is very good and there is no need to apologize. My French is nearly non-existent and it is I who apologize. We Americans are too isolated from the world especially languages.
Thank you for reading our journal.

7 months ago
Yves PETIT commented on Things May Not Be As They First Appear

What a pleasure to read you. I'm crying with emotion as if I were one with you. Few people have the humility to think that "Things May Not Be As They First Appear". This sentence is essential if one wants to understand these people well and draw all the wisdom and humanity they carry in them.
It is necessary to add to your reflection two fundamental elements to understand this country it is: "the superstition and the legend". "the real did not happen". Legend and reality are one. You understand this by saying that you know only 5% after so many stays there and making the effort to try to see beyond appearance.
I am writing a book about my Burmese and Vietnamese life between 1992 and 2002 that maybe one day I will make you share if you agree because I feel deeply that you have the capacity to understand the essence of things.
As I would like to speak with you verbally. Sorry for my english which is not very good.

7 months ago
Andrea Brown commented on The Both Sides of Paradise Film Festival

Start reading about Thailand to see what part of this very interesting, diverse, and mmmmmm, edible, country you'd like to see!

10 months ago
Jen Grumby commented on The Both Sides of Paradise Film Festival

I just asked Ron, "Will you go to Thailand with me?"

And he said, "Yeah."

Would love for you two to help us plan and maybe even meet up in a place or 2?

10 months ago
Andrea Brown replied to a comment by Jen Grumby on The Both Sides of Paradise Film Festival

I'm so glad you enjoyed them. We love seeing them and remembering that trip too.

10 months ago
Jen Grumby commented on The Both Sides of Paradise Film Festival

We just finished the last of the film festival videos and loved them all! What a treat to re-visit the highlights of your journal and to catch a glimpse of your 3D experience and the beautiful and interesting soundtrack.

Thanks for all of the time and effort you put into the journal and videos and for your willingness to share your stories.

Can't wait to follow your next adventure, closer to real time!!

10 months ago
Andrea Brown replied to a comment by Jen Grumby on A Half Hour West, As the Hornbill Flies

We feel the same.

10 months ago
Jen Grumby commented on A Half Hour West, As the Hornbill Flies

Ron said there was a storm on the 3-hour tour that blew Gilligan and friends way off course. And that's how they ended up so far away from their starting point.

But storm or no storm, at least they were all feeling adventurous enough to set out for a day of exploration. And despite the harrowing encounters with head hunters, I'll bet that each member of the group would do it all again.

10 months ago
Jen Grumby commented on a photo in The Turnaround

So sad!

But nice to see that they are all remembered.

10 months ago
Jen Grumby commented on a photo in The Turnaround

... probably better than canned chicken.

11 months ago
Jen Grumby commented on a photo in The Turnaround

Fork spreaders as far as the eye can see!

What a great idea.

11 months ago
Andrea Brown replied to a comment by Jen Grumby on a photo in Boiling Hot Now

She is definitely Burmese, who can carry the world on their heads.

11 months ago
Jen Grumby commented on a photo in The Turnaround

Brilliant warning label!

11 months ago
Jen Grumby commented on a photo in Boiling Hot Now

Don't try this tricky door opening maneuver at home, kids!

11 months ago