Betel Nut Story: Weekly Photo Challenge


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In response to Weekly photo Challenge

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. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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32 Responses to Betel Nut Story: Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. calmkate says:

    In India it was a real curse if they spat the betel nut onto your feet/clothes, impossible to wash out! It gets them high …

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  3. Charli Mills says:

    Fabulous photo essay, and I didn’t know about betel nuts.

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  4. This is a revealing photos essay. Does the betel nut rot their teeth? Or is that coincidental?

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  6. Perpetua says:

    Old folks back home use it like chewing tobacco. Young folks use it for facial colorings such as temporary tattoo or henna.

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  7. An interesting set of photographs, Irene. It is quite an eye opener to see these sorts of photographs.

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