Pick a word in November 2017 yr 2: Thursday’s Special

Once  a month Paula chooses for Thursday’s Special  5 words which we can demonstrate one or all, in one photo or many. This month the words are:  dormant, salubrious, earmarked, influential, and fun-loving.

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© irene waters 2017

Travelling can be so tiring and when lucky enough to come across three seats together without arm rests who wouldn”t be dormant for awhile.

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Salubrious foods are found at the floating markets on the Mekong Delta. Long poles have the healthy fruit and vegetables attached so that boats on the river can see easily who has the particular variety you wish to purchase. The surrounding neighbourhood was non too salubrious however.

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The Hanuman or Monkey God statue is ear marked with holes similar to the holes that are marked in the lobes of some men today.  The Hanuman stands for pure devotion, complete surrender and total absence of ego.

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© irene waters 2017

Ho Chi Minh died in 1969  and it is a testament to how influential he was in the history of Vietnam that crowds still queue to file past his open casket almost 50 years later.

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This scene brought a smile to my face. The locals must be fun-loving I thought with a happy Buddah and Mickey Mouse sharing the same stretch of path through the park.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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6 Responses to Pick a word in November 2017 yr 2: Thursday’s Special

  1. Paula says:

    I am again so pleasantly surprised to see your responses. You must love my words. Honestly, this time I thought you guys were going to hate me for them. Absolutely wonderful choice and you showed me things I have never seen before, like veggies on poles which is genius, and ear marked 🙂 Thank you, Irene. It is such fun to see your entries.,

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    • I do love your words Paula as I’m sure we all do. That is one thing I really love about seeing other’s posts – parts of the world that I will probably never see become accessible. Glad to show you some things you haven’t previously seen. I’m glad it’s fun for you to view as it sure is fun for me to create.

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  2. You always find a way, Irene. I bet your middle name is Tenacious!

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