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AquaPark
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Image by Maguide
L'AquaPark de Biscarrosse est ouvert de Mai a fin septembre, tous les jours de 11h à 20h (Selon Météo). (+ Nocturne 20h à Minuit ! sur réservation)

AquaPark est un parc aquatique de structures gonflables géantes ! Nous sommes les précurseurs du produit en France !

En famille, entre collègue ou entre amis, venez délirer à l'AquaPark où vous attende des Journée à thèmes, Des Concours, De la Musique, Des Défis, Des Cadeaux, DJ, Animation, AquaRugby, Nocturne, Soirée...

Avec des Trampolines, catapultes, murs d'escalades, toboggan géant, boudins de traversée, centrifugeuse, balançoire géante, AirBoudin, Terrain d'AquaRugby, Révolution, plongeoir...

Le parc est situé sur la grande plage de l'Idylle Café, avec toutes ses activités.

Le parc est ouvert de 8 à 88 Ans enfants comme adultes y sont conviés!
(Pour les plus jeunes il existe des horaires aménagées)

SITE WEB:

- www.aquapark.fr/
- www.catapultegeante.com/
- boutique.parcmaguide.com/

BLOG:

- www.aqua-park.fr/blog-aquapark

LIVRE D'OR:

- www.aqua-park.fr/livre-dor-aquapark

PAGE FACEBOOK:

- AquaPark : www.facebook.com/AquaPark.fr
- Catapulte Géante : www.facebook.com/CatapulteGeante

RDV CATAPULTE GEANTE :

- www.facebook.com/events/171876356229521/?ref=ts

VIDEOS :

- www.aqua-park.fr/medias-photos-a-videos/videos-aquapark-b...

FLIKR (Photos)

- www.flickr.com/photos/maguide/sets/72157626613436667/

YOUTUBE (Vidéos)

- AquaPark : www.youtube.com/user/BiscarrosseAquaParc
- Catapulte Géante : www.youtube.com/user/AquaParkCatapulte

TWITTER (News)

- twitter.com/#!/AquaParc

APPLICATION MOBILE (iPhone, iPod, iPad)

- AQUAPARK : itunes.apple.com/fr/app/aquapark/id445230976?mt=8
- CATAPULTE : itunes.apple.com/fr/app/catapulte-geante/id483703313?mt=8

FLUX RSS :

- www.aqua-park.fr/blog-aquapark/feed/rss/blog-aquapark?for...

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Notre équipe. Nous sommes trois personnes ayant les deux niveaux de secourisme et dont deux ayant le Brevet National de Sécurité et de Sauvetage Aquatique.

Notre localisation. Nous sommes situés à Port Maguide ( Biscarrosse ) dans un cadre idyllique où activité et divertissement règne avec bonne humeur. Pour plus d'information www.portmaguide.fr/ .

Nos projets. Nous souhaitons pour les saisons avenirs agrandir notre parc en y ajoutant de nouvelles structures plus impressionnantes et plus fun les unes que les autres.
Déjà chaque années retrouvez plusieurs nouveautés !!

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TARIFS:

- www.aqua-park.fr/aquapark/tarifs-aquapark-biscarrosse

TARIFS DE GROUPES :

- www.aqua-park.fr/aquapark/louer-aquapark-mariage-enterrem...

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Notre localisation. Nous sommes situés à Port Maguide ( Biscarrosse ) dans les Landes avec un cadre idyllique où activité et divertissement règne avec bonne humeur.

Pour plus d'information :

- www.lidylle-plage.com/
- www.portmaguide.fr/

Application iPhone Port Maguide :

- itunes.apple.com/fr/app/port-maguide/id433875399?mt=8

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CONTACT:

- www.aqua-park.fr/contact-contactez-nous

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The Superb Audioengine A2's
iPod News
Image by Jordanhill School D&T Dept
I bought these amazing speakers for my sister for her Christmas. I'd done a lot of research in advance of course. I went to John Lewis and the Apple Strore in Glasgow and tried out everything from JBL through to the so-called high end Bose gear. I was disappointed with all of them.

These little speakers are designed solely for the reproduction of good quality audio.

I bought them from the Audioengine site for £120 and they are far better than anything else I heard from £120 to £500 in the strores I visited. All components are of the highest quality. They remind me of the Quad design I have at home, shown here for comparison. Kevlar bass drivers and silk dome tweeters. The left speaker is active, in other words it contains the amp. All terminals are gold plated and all the required cables are generously supplied in the box.

Excellent midrange, very detailed across the board, highs sparkle and there is plenty of well controlled bass for the size.

A bargain at the price, excellent value for money. Highly recommended!

It's not just me that says so, check out these reviews:

www.audioengineusa.com/news_reviews.htm#a2_awards

Nice IPhone News photos

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One hour with instagram inside the EP
iPhone News
Image by European Parliament
Inside the EP tower a women is checking her phone, is she snapping some Instagram photos?

April plenary session, what's going on: www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/headlines/content/20120410...

Project: One hour with Instagram
Day: 19/04/2012 April Plenary Session
Time: 12:00-13:00
Camera: iphone 4
Post editing: no
Place: European parliament, Strasbourg, France
Copyright free: © European Union 2012 - European Parliament
website: www.europarl.europa.eu
Twitter: twitter.com/#!/Europarl_Photo

Pairing Iphone !
iPhone News
Image by Martin Gillet

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Subway Time
iPad News
Image by MTAPhotos
MTA Chairman and CEO Joseph J. Lhota in Grand Central Terminal on Fri., December 28, 2012 where they announced the launch of the Subway Time app. The program allows customers to determine the location of the nearest subway from their iPhones, iPads, and computers. Currently available on the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 lines and the 42nd Street Shuttle, Subway Time is expected to be expanded as infrastructure allows.

Photo: MTA New York City Transit/Marc Hermann.

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IMG_5595
iPod News
Image by Wootang01
Gateway Camp Verse
(Pin1) Ging1 Mahn4
Isaiah 62:10

What Dale instructed about going out of our way to treat the Mainland Chinese well resonated within me. To be sure, just as the Koreans have gone out of their way to bless me so I must step out to bless and to love my Mainland brethren.

After the first meeting, Ed and I wandered off campus and found inside a shopping mall a cha chaan teng where we had a late-night snack. And hardly had we tucked into our meals when in walked several dozen volunteers, all locals, who were overcome, it seemed, by the same munchies that infected Ed and me. It’s surprising how such a primal urge, at such a time, drives everyone to no less than the same, impossibly far location.

I thus far have met so many people that, had I not brought along my iPod, I would have already lost track of the multitudinous names flying around like fireflies at night, sparkling luminously one moment and then disappearing the next. And this is only the beginning: more and more people will arrive both today and tomorrow so I had better stay awake, alert, and writing.

I am working with a partner who really challenges me, and indeed that is why I chose to work with him. From the first words that came streaming out of his mouth, I knew he would be a special one, and as if to conifrm my conjecture, indeed, the more he spoke, the more confused I became. The challenge, I have realized after much ruminating, isn’t so much the pace of his speech as his choice of words, which fall outside a normal lexical range; that is, at least with me, when he talks, he doesn’t use familiar collocations to communicate; besides, he has an uncanny Tin Shui Wai accent; those, along with his amazing resistance to Chinglish, which impresses me, by the way, have made our communication tedious, since I am bombarded by peculiar lexical constructions that I generally never encounter in Cantonese conversation and must therefore stop our flow to clarify his speech. It’s too bad that he doesn’t speak English as I would love to hear how he structures ideas in my native language to determine whether or not this strange lexis has spilled over into his other modes of communication.

Regardless, in being with him, I have learned to be patient, and if I am truly to walk away from resentment, I must continue rather to engage him than to keep him at arm’s length. It helps us, then, that he is a congenial fellow, prone more to expressing love, much in the same way that I do by warmly grabbing a forearm or a shoulder, than to venting his frustration, which with me could certainly be great. He is verily a good guy, and so long as the Lord keeps him — I am sure Daddy will — Tin Shui Wai, that small patch of concrete moon colony, is in capable, faithful human hands.

Sau2 muhn6 je2
Mihng6 dihng6
Kyuhn4 lihk6
Lihk6 leuhng6
Chong3 yi3 adjective
Chong3 jouh6 verb

Romans 5:3-5

Not only so, but we rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.

I cried this morning when I read these words, because they are true, and comfort my soul as water to a dry, parched land. However many times I’ve lamented this place and its people, I am still inextricably tied to this rock, per God’s will for my life; and God really is faithful in providing a way out not from this place but from these spiritual hindrances. These past few days, what with communication failures and fatigue setting in, I could have more easily give into my rationality, in defense of my weaknesses, than resisted this bait of satan. Thank God, hence, for the words which are like fuel for the refiner’s fire that burns up all my expectations, my pride and my flesh. I can survive, nay, rejoice, indeed, because of God, who, in me, day by day teaches me to suffer long with a smile.

This is what the gateway is all about, I believe: jumping head-first out of my comfort zone to confront the nations, for my brothers and sisters and I must face each other if we are to raise the banners together. Battling through enemy strongholds of mistrust ad resentment, we demolish carnal thoughts and dig deep in the Spirit for the unity that shall overcome as much language as culture; God, after all, is bigger, even, than the battlefield. In these ways can my brethren and I love each other as ourselves, as we shall be one in the Father, with audacious power and boldness laying hands on His kingdom which advances, in this kairos moment, over all of China, including, no doubt, Hong Kong. No longer will there be curses thrown upon the nations; but rather the river of life will flow through the city, and the leaves of the tree on each side of the river will be for the healing of the nations.

1) Welcoming the Father
2) Unifying the body
3) Partnering with the Chinese
4) Serving the city
5) Supporting the Chinese

Isaac and I have worked quite hard this morning, putting up signs all over campus, and as if to reward me for my assiduity, he offered to buy me a drink, an offer which I took up. Indeed, this man’s care and concern for others, genuine, doubtlessly, fills me with joy, for, to be sure, the joy of the lord is his strength. My friend is indefatigable, always encouraging and never slighting, no matter the circumstances, rain (that has happened a lot today) or shine. Praise God!

Much like my relationship with Isaac, my relationships with my other team members have improved considerably since, even, this morning’s briefing during which, the code-switching, happening too fast and too furiously for my comfort, vexed me so terribly that if Isaac had not put a generous arm around my shoulder immediately afterwards, I surely would have blown my top in frustration at the perplexing language option. Thankfully, my team and I settled our language arrangements: Isaac, Dorcas and I will intractably speak Cantonese to each other whereas my other group mates and I will use English with as little code-switching as possible; and I, along with Ed, no doubt, am satisfied. It’s best to avoid misunderstandings.

Lihng4 Mahn4 (soul)
Sihng4 jeung2
Muhng6 Seung2 (dreams)

The Lord’s mercies are new everyday. Just now, during the morning rally, by His Spirit, hundreds of brothers and sisters received a new anointing, to be spiritual mothers and fathers of a new generation so as to minister to the next. This outpouring of the Spirit was sudden, and so captivated me that when the call came to reap, I rushed to the front to ask my father for this anointing, and naturally, my life was transformed. In the same way, the pastor called up a new generation of spiritual children to receive the love, care and support of these new parents; and likewise, so many young men and women heeded this call that verily, the pit in front of the stage was soon awash in hugs and tears between generations that, once lost, were now found. Indeed, no sooner did these people embrace their father than Dad immediately swept them up in his strong arms and showered them with audacious encouragement and support. Praise God!

An Outburst

I was angry this morning during our team time. I temporarily lost my ability to be merciful and to live in God’s grace. When my team leader began to address me in English, yet again, I couldn’t help but berate him for doing so when Cantonese, I argued, would be a more economical medium of delivery. And then I compounded this already incendiary situation by ranting about the hypocrisy of Hong Kong being a gateway to China but not a gateway into its own neighborhoods teeming with Chinese people, 97% of whom, according to one of the pastors at this camp, do not know the Lord Jesus. Cantonese will matter, I posit, if anyone dares to take on the onerous mission in this vexing place.

To be sure, even my brother announced that language was a prohibitive barrier to closer relationships with these local people, and therefore, since he neither speaks Cantonese nor is going to give learning the language a go, he is relegated to the outer walls of the gates into Hong Kong.

In hindsight, I thought I cared enough about God’s purposes for me in Hong Kong, but I realize now that I still care a lot about myself, and resentment. Though I have prayed and declared boldly that God is bigger than language and culture, I know I don’t believe it; and that’s upsetting. For the time being, I don’t verily believe in my heart that I can have deeper, closer relationships with Chinese people without the benefit of language and culture, patterns of action.

OK. This is actually an opportune start for my spiritual parentship, for now I have an opportunity to put aside my very compelling arguments for the necessity of language and culture in deep and close relationships, these conclusions born out of my reason, and to step out in faith, to trust in the Lord who, I pray, will show me deep and close relationships sans language and culture, and with whom my deep and close relationship shall obviously be the key to this victory.

I’m thinking about events at this camp that heretofore demonstrated loving relationships without language and culture, and I recalled two acts: the first happened yesterday when I spontaneously joined a line of ushers to high-five and to cheer the audience as they flooded out of the auditorium, the morning rally having scarcely finished; and the second, this was my meeting Yao, a man from the Ivory Coast, whom I befriended in those first, fleeting, if not frantic moments before the opening rally on Friday evening. That encounter was immediate and sudden, neither words nor habits needed; Yao and I simply high-fived, hugged and sat beside each other; and wow, that was terrific companionship — praise God!

Finally, however hard my diatribe may have struck my team members’ hearts, my merciful group mates still forgave me, not only on an personal level, but also, as I had sought forgiveness on behalf of all foreigners who have ever cursed locals or stood passively outside the gateway, on a corporate level, thereby releasing countless non-Chinese people into the freedom of these Hong Kong people’s forgiveness; just as brothers and sisters had so recently been reconciled to each other in my church, so local and non-local people have received the others’ freedom of forgiveness; more than a homecoming, that, indeed, is a breakthrough.

In listening to this morning’s sermon, I hear such verses as I know God is speaking to me through His word. 2Corinthians 4:16-18, this scripture in particular carries a buoyant, hopeful currency in my heart. My spirit soaks in this divine revelation as a sponge soaks in water and thus becomes malleable, able to be formed and shaped according to its holder’s will: Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Disagreeable

I don’t know why my brother and I undermine each others’ comments; why we no more know consensus than the deaf music. Our interactions have been especially abrasive recently since we have spent so much time together without the benefit of our other brother to act as a natural, vociferous buffer; and as a result we argue like pieces of sand paper being rubbed against flesh, which inevitably leads to significant soreness. I feel sore now.

I think back to my outburst this morning and can appreciate my role in this evening’s embarrassing outcome; I am certainly not without fault, for I choose these days not only to venture my opinions but to do so passionately, if not emotionally. People consequently who otherwise are phlegmatic at best are put in a discomfiting position by my impassioned pleas. Besides, I recall Interrupting my brother prolifically, which understandably would not make him a happy camper; just as a hyperactive child doesn’t know when to stop pestering his sibling, so I don’t know nowadays when to hold my tongue. Indeed, I would rather not respond at all to my brother, even after he has fired off his rejoinder, than to strike him down in mid-speech.

In view of this latest incident, I have resolved to take the former course of action. To be sure, I simply stopped our petty dispute about a stupid basketball game by, awkward as it was, taking out my book and perusing it as fixedly as my tattered mind would allow. I will try my best to stay away from my brother for a spell, to create physical and spiritual space between us, so hopefully, in this way at least one of us will be able to come to his senses about this matter; better yet, now would be an opportune time for our father in his mercy to reveal to us the fault lines in our flesh so that we could surrender these tremulous spots in our soul, crucifying them to the father for our healing and the redemption of our relationship. I will pray about this.

…Praise God. If I had not separated myself from my brother’s presence, I wouldn’t have been sitting at that bench at the exact moment when Isaac came over to me in a plaintive mood. Obviously upset, he had been so recently wronged, he lamented on the verge of tears. And at that, mercy swept over my countenance, for my brother felt as aggrieved as I did earlier; and this appointment, per God’s unfailing, obstinate love, had at last come for me, convicting me to be very, very agreeable, sympathetic and kind to my fellow long-suffering brother. In this instance, thank God, language did not matter so much as empathy, carrying each others’ burdens and thus fulfilling the rule of Christ. We prayed and blessed each other in Jesus’ name, and then boldly went forward into the rally.

I suspect the enemy has infiltrated our team what with my outbursts and Isaac’s failing out as evidence. My group mates and I must be more vigilant in prayer and in digging deep into the Father’s word if we are to overcome the spies in our camp that have planted incendiary devices in our mouths and in our hearts. We certainly need such encouragement as the Lord provides for the edification and encouragement of each other, even more so, in fact, in the face of adversity, despite our fatigue and other physical ills that befall us like a hail of arrows. In faith, I’m sure, faith will see us through; and per what the pastors exhorted at the rally, we will become as if the smooth stone in David’s sling, ready to fly into the air to crush the Goliath in this world.

Sihng4 jauh6 achievement
Ngwuih misunderstanding
Nggaai2 to misunderstand
Yuhn4 leuhng6 forgive
Gaan2syun2 chosen

The Security Guard

At the morning rally, a security guard left an indelible impression on my heart what with her showing of unconditional support and her proffering of words of encouragement, which like a waterfall fell in force and power over my friends and me. To my amazement, I first saw her out of the corner of my eye stepping out of her role as a security guard to pray as a spiritual parent to two spiritual children during the morning rally’s prayer time; there she was, clad in her blue uniform, laying hands on those weeping kids; finally, I had witnessed someone courageous enough to step out of that rule of law, her boundary in Hong Kong, to be bound to that which is ethereal, the rule of Christ to carry each others’ burdens. Later, as the audience passed through the exit, I had time to confirm her love for the Lord and at that, we broke into a torrent of encouragement and followed this with a flurry of picture-taking. Indeed, never have I stumbled upon such good will from a dragon security guard in HK so I am hopeful, therefore, that this is but the the start of a greater movement within that particular demon-worshipping core, that at this time, God is opening up the heavenly armory and placing his prayer warriors inside that particular stronghold in Hong Kong to demolish every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God and placing in its stead a profusion of love, gentleness and kindness. I look forward to the day when wisdom, and not languid stares, shall emanate from all the people who man the facilities in these universities.

Reconciliation

This is special. No sooner had Isaac and I stepped into the auditorium than we heard the plaintive cry of the mainland Chinese on the stage forgiving the Hong Kong people for their trespasses against their brethren from the north. A flurry of hugs, replete with a few tears, ensued. That was, as Dale announced from the stage, a delicious moment. Jesus must have been breaking out the good champagne in heaven for a rousing celebration in view of this victory.

Sex Talk – Part One

The kids finally received the sex talk this morning; a fiery pastor delivered the message which was as much shocking as informative; and gasps and wincing abounded in the audience.

While I have recently heard the sex talk at the men’s retreat, and have furthermore by God’s grace been inoculated against this particular area of struggle, it was nonetheless refreshing to hear the news, as shocking and as sensational as it was. I am willing, in addition, to believe that some of the atrocious acts that the pastor referenced, such as gruesome abortions and bizarre sexual acts, are more prevalent than my reason will believe, because my scope is limited by experience, but as the Father witnesses everything, if the Spirit has convicted this man and has told him that the world is heading closer and closer into the mouth of Jezebel in this way, I accept this. In fact, believing this is important if I am to be a good spiritual parent who will not only protect but educate the new generation from the prowling enemy that lurks these days, even, in our computers.

Prayer

The Holy Spirit fell over me this morning during my group’s team time. He convicted me to pray in Cantonese for the first time, and so I did without fear, those Chinese words pouring out of me as if perfume from an alabaster jar. Praise God: he is good; and this was the moment I have been waiting for.

I think about what happened, and am amazed at the Father’s favor; despite my critiques against this culture, and in spite of my recent lamentations, the Lord, ever faithfully, provided a way out under which I could stand and by which I could be protected from the bait of Satan. Little did I know that the escape route would, in fact, ironically, direct me to the very thing that heretofore has stood as an obstruction, a spiritual roadblock, in my mind.

A missionary on the stage just spoke into my life when she said about her experience learning Putonghua in China: the difficult part was not learning the language but learning to love those people as Jesus loves them. This will always be my mission, no matter where I am.

Keuhng4 jong3
Lai1 hei2 (pull up)

In the afternoon, my team had a reconciliation meeting during which, in small groups, each team member at last was given an opportunity to share alternately their joys and struggles. At that time, though having staved off an open rebuke for several days, I could no longer hold back this challenge to my small group: to step out in faith to be a gateway to the nations; and second, per the morning’s message, to on their guard against the sexually explicit, insidious media. I laid out my argument with much cogency, and such a response as I saw fit knocked my group mates into a stupor, because they certainly didn’t have much to say afterwards.

Oscillate between…and…
Vacillate…
Equivocated
Prevaricate

Sex Talk – Part Two

1) Jesus came to show us the Father; John1:18
2) Grace First, Truth Second; John 1:24:25; 16-18

Pahn4 mohng6 (hope)

Do you believe that Jesus can heal you? Then lay hands.

Dale and I are men who have shared similar struggles. His testimony is riveting.

Suddenly, I realized that this rally is, in fact, a continuation of yesterday morning’s sex talk, because we ended the previous rally praying more against the shame of abortion than against personal sexual immorality. Notionally, what is being discussed will enable people to really experience the love of the Father such that to change permanently our behavior. So when we are tempted:

1) Call for help; Romans 10:13
2) Escape Plan; 1Corinthians 10:13

Remember not to stand and rebuke the enemy with your own strength; move physically from the situation.

3) Run Away; 2Timothy 2:22
4) Into the Father’s Arms; Hebrews 4:14

I like this talk. This might be the first time that these young people get straight sex talk from their leaders; and there is no better time than now for these young people to break through in this particular area of struggle, just as the young men of SP broke through these obstinate barriers during our men’s retreat.

5) Confess and be Healed; James 5:16

I hope these young people find faithful accountability brothers and sisters in this service.

6) Walk in Transparent Accountable Relationships; 1John 1:7
7) Resist the Enemy; James 4:7

AquaPark
iPod News
Image by Maguide
L'AquaPark de Biscarrosse est ouvert de Mai a fin septembre, tous les jours de 11h à 20h (Selon Météo). (+ Nocturne 20h à Minuit ! sur réservation)

AquaPark est un parc aquatique de structures gonflables géantes ! Nous sommes les précurseurs du produit en France !

En famille, entre collègue ou entre amis, venez délirer à l'AquaPark où vous attende des Journée à thèmes, Des Concours, De la Musique, Des Défis, Des Cadeaux, DJ, Animation, AquaRugby, Nocturne, Soirée...

Avec des Trampolines, catapultes, murs d'escalades, toboggan géant, boudins de traversée, centrifugeuse, balançoire géante, AirBoudin, Terrain d'AquaRugby, Révolution, plongeoir...

Le parc est situé sur la grande plage de l'Idylle Café, avec toutes ses activités.

Le parc est ouvert de 8 à 88 Ans enfants comme adultes y sont conviés!
(Pour les plus jeunes il existe des horaires aménagées)

SITE WEB:

- www.aquapark.fr/
- www.catapultegeante.com/
- boutique.parcmaguide.com/

BLOG:

- www.aqua-park.fr/blog-aquapark

LIVRE D'OR:

- www.aqua-park.fr/livre-dor-aquapark

PAGE FACEBOOK:

- AquaPark : www.facebook.com/AquaPark.fr
- Catapulte Géante : www.facebook.com/CatapulteGeante

RDV CATAPULTE GEANTE :

- www.facebook.com/events/171876356229521/?ref=ts

VIDEOS :

- www.aqua-park.fr/medias-photos-a-videos/videos-aquapark-b...

FLIKR (Photos)

- www.flickr.com/photos/maguide/sets/72157626613436667/

YOUTUBE (Vidéos)

- AquaPark : www.youtube.com/user/BiscarrosseAquaParc
- Catapulte Géante : www.youtube.com/user/AquaParkCatapulte

TWITTER (News)

- twitter.com/#!/AquaParc

APPLICATION MOBILE (iPhone, iPod, iPad)

- AQUAPARK : itunes.apple.com/fr/app/aquapark/id445230976?mt=8
- CATAPULTE : itunes.apple.com/fr/app/catapulte-geante/id483703313?mt=8

FLUX RSS :

- www.aqua-park.fr/blog-aquapark/feed/rss/blog-aquapark?for...

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Notre équipe. Nous sommes trois personnes ayant les deux niveaux de secourisme et dont deux ayant le Brevet National de Sécurité et de Sauvetage Aquatique.

Notre localisation. Nous sommes situés à Port Maguide ( Biscarrosse ) dans un cadre idyllique où activité et divertissement règne avec bonne humeur. Pour plus d'information www.portmaguide.fr/ .

Nos projets. Nous souhaitons pour les saisons avenirs agrandir notre parc en y ajoutant de nouvelles structures plus impressionnantes et plus fun les unes que les autres.
Déjà chaque années retrouvez plusieurs nouveautés !!

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TARIFS:

- www.aqua-park.fr/aquapark/tarifs-aquapark-biscarrosse

TARIFS DE GROUPES :

- www.aqua-park.fr/aquapark/louer-aquapark-mariage-enterrem...

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Notre localisation. Nous sommes situés à Port Maguide ( Biscarrosse ) dans les Landes avec un cadre idyllique où activité et divertissement règne avec bonne humeur.

Pour plus d'information :

- www.lidylle-plage.com/
- www.portmaguide.fr/

Application iPhone Port Maguide :

- itunes.apple.com/fr/app/port-maguide/id433875399?mt=8

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CONTACT:

- www.aqua-park.fr/contact-contactez-nous

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IMG_5469
iPod News
Image by Wootang01
Gateway Camp Verse
(Pin1) Ging1 Mahn4
Isaiah 62:10

What Dale instructed about going out of our way to treat the Mainland Chinese well resonated within me. To be sure, just as the Koreans have gone out of their way to bless me so I must step out to bless and to love my Mainland brethren.

After the first meeting, Ed and I wandered off campus and found inside a shopping mall a cha chaan teng where we had a late-night snack. And hardly had we tucked into our meals when in walked several dozen volunteers, all locals, who were overcome, it seemed, by the same munchies that infected Ed and me. It’s surprising how such a primal urge, at such a time, drives everyone to no less than the same, impossibly far location.

I thus far have met so many people that, had I not brought along my iPod, I would have already lost track of the multitudinous names flying around like fireflies at night, sparkling luminously one moment and then disappearing the next. And this is only the beginning: more and more people will arrive both today and tomorrow so I had better stay awake, alert, and writing.

I am working with a partner who really challenges me, and indeed that is why I chose to work with him. From the first words that came streaming out of his mouth, I knew he would be a special one, and as if to conifrm my conjecture, indeed, the more he spoke, the more confused I became. The challenge, I have realized after much ruminating, isn’t so much the pace of his speech as his choice of words, which fall outside a normal lexical range; that is, at least with me, when he talks, he doesn’t use familiar collocations to communicate; besides, he has an uncanny Tin Shui Wai accent; those, along with his amazing resistance to Chinglish, which impresses me, by the way, have made our communication tedious, since I am bombarded by peculiar lexical constructions that I generally never encounter in Cantonese conversation and must therefore stop our flow to clarify his speech. It’s too bad that he doesn’t speak English as I would love to hear how he structures ideas in my native language to determine whether or not this strange lexis has spilled over into his other modes of communication.

Regardless, in being with him, I have learned to be patient, and if I am truly to walk away from resentment, I must continue rather to engage him than to keep him at arm’s length. It helps us, then, that he is a congenial fellow, prone more to expressing love, much in the same way that I do by warmly grabbing a forearm or a shoulder, than to venting his frustration, which with me could certainly be great. He is verily a good guy, and so long as the Lord keeps him — I am sure Daddy will — Tin Shui Wai, that small patch of concrete moon colony, is in capable, faithful human hands.

Sau2 muhn6 je2
Mihng6 dihng6
Kyuhn4 lihk6
Lihk6 leuhng6
Chong3 yi3 adjective
Chong3 jouh6 verb

Romans 5:3-5

Not only so, but we rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.

I cried this morning when I read these words, because they are true, and comfort my soul as water to a dry, parched land. However many times I’ve lamented this place and its people, I am still inextricably tied to this rock, per God’s will for my life; and God really is faithful in providing a way out not from this place but from these spiritual hindrances. These past few days, what with communication failures and fatigue setting in, I could have more easily give into my rationality, in defense of my weaknesses, than resisted this bait of satan. Thank God, hence, for the words which are like fuel for the refiner’s fire that burns up all my expectations, my pride and my flesh. I can survive, nay, rejoice, indeed, because of God, who, in me, day by day teaches me to suffer long with a smile.

This is what the gateway is all about, I believe: jumping head-first out of my comfort zone to confront the nations, for my brothers and sisters and I must face each other if we are to raise the banners together. Battling through enemy strongholds of mistrust ad resentment, we demolish carnal thoughts and dig deep in the Spirit for the unity that shall overcome as much language as culture; God, after all, is bigger, even, than the battlefield. In these ways can my brethren and I love each other as ourselves, as we shall be one in the Father, with audacious power and boldness laying hands on His kingdom which advances, in this kairos moment, over all of China, including, no doubt, Hong Kong. No longer will there be curses thrown upon the nations; but rather the river of life will flow through the city, and the leaves of the tree on each side of the river will be for the healing of the nations.

1) Welcoming the Father
2) Unifying the body
3) Partnering with the Chinese
4) Serving the city
5) Supporting the Chinese

Isaac and I have worked quite hard this morning, putting up signs all over campus, and as if to reward me for my assiduity, he offered to buy me a drink, an offer which I took up. Indeed, this man’s care and concern for others, genuine, doubtlessly, fills me with joy, for, to be sure, the joy of the lord is his strength. My friend is indefatigable, always encouraging and never slighting, no matter the circumstances, rain (that has happened a lot today) or shine. Praise God!

Much like my relationship with Isaac, my relationships with my other team members have improved considerably since, even, this morning’s briefing during which, the code-switching, happening too fast and too furiously for my comfort, vexed me so terribly that if Isaac had not put a generous arm around my shoulder immediately afterwards, I surely would have blown my top in frustration at the perplexing language option. Thankfully, my team and I settled our language arrangements: Isaac, Dorcas and I will intractably speak Cantonese to each other whereas my other group mates and I will use English with as little code-switching as possible; and I, along with Ed, no doubt, am satisfied. It’s best to avoid misunderstandings.

Lihng4 Mahn4 (soul)
Sihng4 jeung2
Muhng6 Seung2 (dreams)

The Lord’s mercies are new everyday. Just now, during the morning rally, by His Spirit, hundreds of brothers and sisters received a new anointing, to be spiritual mothers and fathers of a new generation so as to minister to the next. This outpouring of the Spirit was sudden, and so captivated me that when the call came to reap, I rushed to the front to ask my father for this anointing, and naturally, my life was transformed. In the same way, the pastor called up a new generation of spiritual children to receive the love, care and support of these new parents; and likewise, so many young men and women heeded this call that verily, the pit in front of the stage was soon awash in hugs and tears between generations that, once lost, were now found. Indeed, no sooner did these people embrace their father than Dad immediately swept them up in his strong arms and showered them with audacious encouragement and support. Praise God!

An Outburst

I was angry this morning during our team time. I temporarily lost my ability to be merciful and to live in God’s grace. When my team leader began to address me in English, yet again, I couldn’t help but berate him for doing so when Cantonese, I argued, would be a more economical medium of delivery. And then I compounded this already incendiary situation by ranting about the hypocrisy of Hong Kong being a gateway to China but not a gateway into its own neighborhoods teeming with Chinese people, 97% of whom, according to one of the pastors at this camp, do not know the Lord Jesus. Cantonese will matter, I posit, if anyone dares to take on the onerous mission in this vexing place.

To be sure, even my brother announced that language was a prohibitive barrier to closer relationships with these local people, and therefore, since he neither speaks Cantonese nor is going to give learning the language a go, he is relegated to the outer walls of the gates into Hong Kong.

In hindsight, I thought I cared enough about God’s purposes for me in Hong Kong, but I realize now that I still care a lot about myself, and resentment. Though I have prayed and declared boldly that God is bigger than language and culture, I know I don’t believe it; and that’s upsetting. For the time being, I don’t verily believe in my heart that I can have deeper, closer relationships with Chinese people without the benefit of language and culture, patterns of action.

OK. This is actually an opportune start for my spiritual parentship, for now I have an opportunity to put aside my very compelling arguments for the necessity of language and culture in deep and close relationships, these conclusions born out of my reason, and to step out in faith, to trust in the Lord who, I pray, will show me deep and close relationships sans language and culture, and with whom my deep and close relationship shall obviously be the key to this victory.

I’m thinking about events at this camp that heretofore demonstrated loving relationships without language and culture, and I recalled two acts: the first happened yesterday when I spontaneously joined a line of ushers to high-five and to cheer the audience as they flooded out of the auditorium, the morning rally having scarcely finished; and the second, this was my meeting Yao, a man from the Ivory Coast, whom I befriended in those first, fleeting, if not frantic moments before the opening rally on Friday evening. That encounter was immediate and sudden, neither words nor habits needed; Yao and I simply high-fived, hugged and sat beside each other; and wow, that was terrific companionship — praise God!

Finally, however hard my diatribe may have struck my team members’ hearts, my merciful group mates still forgave me, not only on an personal level, but also, as I had sought forgiveness on behalf of all foreigners who have ever cursed locals or stood passively outside the gateway, on a corporate level, thereby releasing countless non-Chinese people into the freedom of these Hong Kong people’s forgiveness; just as brothers and sisters had so recently been reconciled to each other in my church, so local and non-local people have received the others’ freedom of forgiveness; more than a homecoming, that, indeed, is a breakthrough.

In listening to this morning’s sermon, I hear such verses as I know God is speaking to me through His word. 2Corinthians 4:16-18, this scripture in particular carries a buoyant, hopeful currency in my heart. My spirit soaks in this divine revelation as a sponge soaks in water and thus becomes malleable, able to be formed and shaped according to its holder’s will: Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Disagreeable

I don’t know why my brother and I undermine each others’ comments; why we no more know consensus than the deaf music. Our interactions have been especially abrasive recently since we have spent so much time together without the benefit of our other brother to act as a natural, vociferous buffer; and as a result we argue like pieces of sand paper being rubbed against flesh, which inevitably leads to significant soreness. I feel sore now.

I think back to my outburst this morning and can appreciate my role in this evening’s embarrassing outcome; I am certainly not without fault, for I choose these days not only to venture my opinions but to do so passionately, if not emotionally. People consequently who otherwise are phlegmatic at best are put in a discomfiting position by my impassioned pleas. Besides, I recall Interrupting my brother prolifically, which understandably would not make him a happy camper; just as a hyperactive child doesn’t know when to stop pestering his sibling, so I don’t know nowadays when to hold my tongue. Indeed, I would rather not respond at all to my brother, even after he has fired off his rejoinder, than to strike him down in mid-speech.

In view of this latest incident, I have resolved to take the former course of action. To be sure, I simply stopped our petty dispute about a stupid basketball game by, awkward as it was, taking out my book and perusing it as fixedly as my tattered mind would allow. I will try my best to stay away from my brother for a spell, to create physical and spiritual space between us, so hopefully, in this way at least one of us will be able to come to his senses about this matter; better yet, now would be an opportune time for our father in his mercy to reveal to us the fault lines in our flesh so that we could surrender these tremulous spots in our soul, crucifying them to the father for our healing and the redemption of our relationship. I will pray about this.

…Praise God. If I had not separated myself from my brother’s presence, I wouldn’t have been sitting at that bench at the exact moment when Isaac came over to me in a plaintive mood. Obviously upset, he had been so recently wronged, he lamented on the verge of tears. And at that, mercy swept over my countenance, for my brother felt as aggrieved as I did earlier; and this appointment, per God’s unfailing, obstinate love, had at last come for me, convicting me to be very, very agreeable, sympathetic and kind to my fellow long-suffering brother. In this instance, thank God, language did not matter so much as empathy, carrying each others’ burdens and thus fulfilling the rule of Christ. We prayed and blessed each other in Jesus’ name, and then boldly went forward into the rally.

I suspect the enemy has infiltrated our team what with my outbursts and Isaac’s failing out as evidence. My group mates and I must be more vigilant in prayer and in digging deep into the Father’s word if we are to overcome the spies in our camp that have planted incendiary devices in our mouths and in our hearts. We certainly need such encouragement as the Lord provides for the edification and encouragement of each other, even more so, in fact, in the face of adversity, despite our fatigue and other physical ills that befall us like a hail of arrows. In faith, I’m sure, faith will see us through; and per what the pastors exhorted at the rally, we will become as if the smooth stone in David’s sling, ready to fly into the air to crush the Goliath in this world.

Sihng4 jauh6 achievement
Ngwuih misunderstanding
Nggaai2 to misunderstand
Yuhn4 leuhng6 forgive
Gaan2syun2 chosen

The Security Guard

At the morning rally, a security guard left an indelible impression on my heart what with her showing of unconditional support and her proffering of words of encouragement, which like a waterfall fell in force and power over my friends and me. To my amazement, I first saw her out of the corner of my eye stepping out of her role as a security guard to pray as a spiritual parent to two spiritual children during the morning rally’s prayer time; there she was, clad in her blue uniform, laying hands on those weeping kids; finally, I had witnessed someone courageous enough to step out of that rule of law, her boundary in Hong Kong, to be bound to that which is ethereal, the rule of Christ to carry each others’ burdens. Later, as the audience passed through the exit, I had time to confirm her love for the Lord and at that, we broke into a torrent of encouragement and followed this with a flurry of picture-taking. Indeed, never have I stumbled upon such good will from a dragon security guard in HK so I am hopeful, therefore, that this is but the the start of a greater movement within that particular demon-worshipping core, that at this time, God is opening up the heavenly armory and placing his prayer warriors inside that particular stronghold in Hong Kong to demolish every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God and placing in its stead a profusion of love, gentleness and kindness. I look forward to the day when wisdom, and not languid stares, shall emanate from all the people who man the facilities in these universities.

Reconciliation

This is special. No sooner had Isaac and I stepped into the auditorium than we heard the plaintive cry of the mainland Chinese on the stage forgiving the Hong Kong people for their trespasses against their brethren from the north. A flurry of hugs, replete with a few tears, ensued. That was, as Dale announced from the stage, a delicious moment. Jesus must have been breaking out the good champagne in heaven for a rousing celebration in view of this victory.

Sex Talk – Part One

The kids finally received the sex talk this morning; a fiery pastor delivered the message which was as much shocking as informative; and gasps and wincing abounded in the audience.

While I have recently heard the sex talk at the men’s retreat, and have furthermore by God’s grace been inoculated against this particular area of struggle, it was nonetheless refreshing to hear the news, as shocking and as sensational as it was. I am willing, in addition, to believe that some of the atrocious acts that the pastor referenced, such as gruesome abortions and bizarre sexual acts, are more prevalent than my reason will believe, because my scope is limited by experience, but as the Father witnesses everything, if the Spirit has convicted this man and has told him that the world is heading closer and closer into the mouth of Jezebel in this way, I accept this. In fact, believing this is important if I am to be a good spiritual parent who will not only protect but educate the new generation from the prowling enemy that lurks these days, even, in our computers.

Prayer

The Holy Spirit fell over me this morning during my group’s team time. He convicted me to pray in Cantonese for the first time, and so I did without fear, those Chinese words pouring out of me as if perfume from an alabaster jar. Praise God: he is good; and this was the moment I have been waiting for.

I think about what happened, and am amazed at the Father’s favor; despite my critiques against this culture, and in spite of my recent lamentations, the Lord, ever faithfully, provided a way out under which I could stand and by which I could be protected from the bait of Satan. Little did I know that the escape route would, in fact, ironically, direct me to the very thing that heretofore has stood as an obstruction, a spiritual roadblock, in my mind.

A missionary on the stage just spoke into my life when she said about her experience learning Putonghua in China: the difficult part was not learning the language but learning to love those people as Jesus loves them. This will always be my mission, no matter where I am.

Keuhng4 jong3
Lai1 hei2 (pull up)

In the afternoon, my team had a reconciliation meeting during which, in small groups, each team member at last was given an opportunity to share alternately their joys and struggles. At that time, though having staved off an open rebuke for several days, I could no longer hold back this challenge to my small group: to step out in faith to be a gateway to the nations; and second, per the morning’s message, to on their guard against the sexually explicit, insidious media. I laid out my argument with much cogency, and such a response as I saw fit knocked my group mates into a stupor, because they certainly didn’t have much to say afterwards.

Oscillate between…and…
Vacillate…
Equivocated
Prevaricate

Sex Talk – Part Two

1) Jesus came to show us the Father; John1:18
2) Grace First, Truth Second; John 1:24:25; 16-18

Pahn4 mohng6 (hope)

Do you believe that Jesus can heal you? Then lay hands.

Dale and I are men who have shared similar struggles. His testimony is riveting.

Suddenly, I realized that this rally is, in fact, a continuation of yesterday morning’s sex talk, because we ended the previous rally praying more against the shame of abortion than against personal sexual immorality. Notionally, what is being discussed will enable people to really experience the love of the Father such that to change permanently our behavior. So when we are tempted:

1) Call for help; Romans 10:13
2) Escape Plan; 1Corinthians 10:13

Remember not to stand and rebuke the enemy with your own strength; move physically from the situation.

3) Run Away; 2Timothy 2:22
4) Into the Father’s Arms; Hebrews 4:14

I like this talk. This might be the first time that these young people get straight sex talk from their leaders; and there is no better time than now for these young people to break through in this particular area of struggle, just as the young men of SP broke through these obstinate barriers during our men’s retreat.

5) Confess and be Healed; James 5:16

I hope these young people find faithful accountability brothers and sisters in this service.

6) Walk in Transparent Accountable Relationships; 1John 1:7
7) Resist the Enemy; James 4:7

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* love your banker [I do :))]

...

My bank worker this Monday, when I hogged the counter for a good ten minutes (again) ... deliberately doing all sorts of transactions that you just can't do using Barclays robot bank workers [more coming to your bank very soon], when I asked him if he would get into trouble for spending so much time with me on my little banking-for-fun weekly routine, said to me: You are unique!

I enjoyed hearing that that was my reputation.

...

You see, I have been going in to collect my benefits in cash every Monday, like clockwork. [It's on my DWAS turbine list.]

But I am a social creature - I like to chat-up the workers there. I like to have fun!

Standing outside in the freezing rain pressing socially retarded buttons on the bank's socially retarded cash dispensing robot worker's face, just has no joy or beauty to it for me. Why would I want to do that!?

So I decided I'd queue and speak to a real human each week, and then use this as an opportunity to have a bit more of a life.... And, it dawned on me: to create [protect] jobs.

For spending face time with a real human face at a real human physical speaking distance from them, is - economically speaking - value added and fully activating the labour pool. But the morality in this has become a bit messed up.

We complain about waiting too long in service queues, and our service workers may be getting stressed that the customers are getting frustrated. So Julian asking for his £70 dole-out in 2013 mint coinage and notage of every variety might appear somewhat insensitive!?

Or the bank [a global financial entity - competing globally --- with itself!] might well have a [local] target to achieve so many minutes per customer transaction [I'm sure they do!] and so then put pressure on their local branch managers to achieve this [via a bonus reduction for failure perhaps] who'd then in turn put [unfair] pressure on their workers to achieve this for them [workers may even be on piece work to motivate them - common at callcentres for instance].

In this case, Julian would be "using their own time" [my doctor used this phrase to me recently about an appointment he'd made for me - even tho he's paid for every minute he books for servicing me] and so Julian would be... what?.... taking more than his fare share, perhaps!? Robbing the other customers in the queue, maybe!? Certainly, my service worker would not be enjoying the joint experience as much as I. So I wouldn't want to mess him about if that were so - and I asked my bank guy to make sure on this. [he was perfectly happy, but did point out that the customers waiting behind me would not be so happy -- I said I didn't care about them]

But those "moral" niceties are only happening because we have been duped into brain death when it comes to knowing what enjoyable work and service and value for money is!

I see it this way: if Julian makes a meal of his weekly banking transaction **and we all do this - globally** then there will be less robots and a lot more real jobs. [ridiculous!? I know!!]

...

One of the games I invented to fill my weekly banking routine is this one. Fx trading as a game - just for the fun of it [note: you WILL lose money].

I started buying foreign currency - I like to look at the pictures. I LOVE to imagine travelling again. [And I am intrigued as to just how many foreign notes have our beautiful Queen on them!?]

And in my bank, when you buy foreign currency, the operator has a drop-down box on his computer terminal listing some 55 currencies that he can sell you [I asked how many there were early on, and the bank guy happily counted them for me].

So I made this little pocket game card which I keep with my bank card, as a 7X8 grid, and I throw a dice or use some other random number generator [like asking the worker what her star sign month is] to ask for a new unused grid number - "47" say - and the operator counts down 47 lines in his drop-down box and selects that currency item. And then he/she tells me what it is ("CHF" in this case) and I order the smallest amount on offer - typically it's around £5's worth. I mark this code on my little pocket game card (it's a bit like doing a lottery card) and then bid the nice worker [we are quite friendly now after weeks of this stuff] a Very Good Day.

And I walk out with a smile, every week!! [and the bonus-obsessed bank manager grits his/her teeth again, behind my back, no doubt!]

The next week, the same routine happens, and it is now that I ask to collect my foreign currency order - it comes in a nice wallet with all the trade details.

At home I open up this and I enjoy discovering what it is.

Where is it? Who is portrayed on it's design? What is the exchange rate? would I want to go there for a visit?

It's just a little collection hobby thing. But it's got nice elements; like the goal of filling the whole grid (will take 55 weeks) and like when as a kid we'd open up windows on an advent calendar excitedly on the countdown to Christmas (only just once per week in this case)...

Simple pleasures... Nice!

...

What about making money!?

*** FORGET IT!!

The fine the bank takes from you on the turn is HUGE! 10-20% easily - the "zero commission" offers they all make are misleading -- I think this is a learning point worth exploring, right there!

And since you will be buying a roughly equal portion of ALL main global currencies over time, you will probably find that on aggregate your holding is nominally constant -- after all, all currencies can't go down at the same time, can they!? Another learning point worth exploring!

But it's fun just to explore.

You can record the price you paid when you got into a currency item. And you can track it's current spot price. And maybe, just maybe, one currency might change in your favour so you ~could~ find one day that the bank's buyback offer price is favourable, and that you'd then get back a little more GBP than you originally spent.

So I extended my game to track the prices and if the spot price goes favourable, to colour it yellow, and if it should actually go past the bank's hefty turn percentage, colour it purple and then sell it back (if you want). That's when I made this google spreadsheet, to automatically track the market prices for each of the currencies in my game card. [the spreadsheet lets you enter your buy codes, rates and dates, and it then automatically looks up market prices for you via google finance, and colours the grid for you. And the spreadsheet also gives you a link to go straight to the google finance chart for that currency, so you can explore change history and trends and news etc etc. Neat, huh!? :)]

I then extended the spreadsheet so it gives you a link to go "visit" the country as well (via google maps) - this would be the best fun for me: to actually do a short trip to the source of each currency that I now owned, and maybe go buy something of that precise value in the local markets there to bring home and show off to my friends... -- now that might well be a good way to "make money" by this!! - to actually buy a good and import it for your own enjoyment [and that will certainly create a few more jobs, globally, too!]...

...Lots of learning activities possible here, both virtually and in classroom, as well as for real.

[and maybe one or two new jobs created into the bargain!!]

...

So then:

How many squares on my game care will change colour!? How many will go purple!?

How many new countries will I enjoy!!??

And how many new friends shall I meet?

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See also:

See my own live game board here goo.gl/XRu2NE

Follow my fx adventures via the #fxgame tag www.flickr.com/photos/julianpartridge/tags/fxgame/

Get a copy of the spreadsheet and set-up your own game via #openREDtools

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MAKE EVEN MORE MONEY WITH JULIAN

If you want to license my game design to build an iPad app, say, do give me a buzz! [I need to make a living somehow!]

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POSTSCRIPT

Of course, if my bank started charging me per minute of my new found friendly human banker's face time, well then I'd go immediately outside into the freezing rain and go use one of their soulless robots - no question.

AND acknowledgements to the 'Ally McBeal' Barclays Fx minx who had fun developing this game with me [a most un-fuddy-duddy banker!!] - thx :))

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Subway Time
iPad News
Image by MTAPhotos
MTA Chairman and CEO Joseph J. Lhota in Grand Central Terminal on Fri., December 28, 2012 where they announced the launch of the Subway Time app. The program allows customers to determine the location of the nearest subway from their iPhones, iPads, and computers. Currently available on the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 lines and the 42nd Street Shuttle, Subway Time is expected to be expanded as infrastructure allows.

Photo: MTA New York City Transit/Marc Hermann.

Hussein Moustafa showing photos on iPad at Egypt democracy solidarity #Jan25 rally at United Nation Plaza in San Francisco 21
iPad News
Image by Steve Rhodes
Video of Hussein Moustafa showing Egypt democracy photos on iPad at #Jan25 San Francisco march
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju9EfK_a7vk (shows cycle of words and photos)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtBj8B3PZxg

The next protest is 1 pm Saturday Feb 5th at UN Plaza

People are also meeting at 2 pm on Tues Feb 1 to speak at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in support of an Egypt resolution

FB event for this (jan 29) protest

www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=170318306337969

Photos from Wednesday protest in SF

www.demotix.com/news/570833/solidarity-protest-egyptian-p...

Cool IPhone News images

A few nice iPhone News images I found:

Samsung Galaxy S3 Broken Display Glass DIY Repair
iPhone News
Image by d5e
PREFACE

My Galaxy S3 is almost two years old now, but even after the appearance of the S4 and recently the S5 I was still feeling like I want to use it as long as possible. Inside is a quad core CPU with 1 GB RAM. Even the S5 only got 4 cores here in Europe and 2 GB RAM is also not that generous, as of my feeling. So one of the main reasons to upgrade would be the full HD display which finally would give me finer detailed text display.

OK my phone is still fast with Cyanogen and a few weeks ago it fell down and unluckily hit a concrete edge and the display cracked. I have seen many display cracks since the appearance of the first iPhone, but this was the first display crack I ever was responsible for. As I didn't feel like spending a few hundred bucks for the repair of an old S3 but also don't want to be forced by that mistake to buy a brand new S5 I googled a bit about that display repair kits and found out that in contrast to the iPhones where the whole display unit needs to be replaced that there is another option for the S3. Just replacing the glass.

I found a DIY here www.ifixit.com/Guide/Samsung+Galaxy+S+III+Broken+Front+Gl...

I got me a repair kit then for about 12 EUR. This kit comes with a few tools (6) a double side glue tape layer (7) and the glass itself (7).

I don't want to repeat all what is said already in the linked DIY guide. So make sure that you read that before you start this procedure yourself.

DISCLAIMER

This article is only for documentation purposes. In no way do I want to encourage you to try that with your phone, nor I gonna be liable if you mess up your phone by any steps you see in this guide here. Try this at YOUR OWN RISK!

INDEX

1 Precondition / Cracks

2 Remove battery, SIM and storage card

3 read the guide

4 heat gun

5 pyrometer

6 tools (the screwdrivers were together in that package but you don't need them until you want to take out the motherboard or whatever you desire)

7 display glass and double-sided S3-shaped adhesive tape - look at this more close; there are a lot of DIY guides recommending to buy just some 3M tape, but in my kit there was a special tape layer in the shape of the original installed one ... on the picture this is the one with the blue protection layer

8 heating up the surface SLOWLY and equally (!)

9 I tried to never let the surface temperature go above 80 °C as I don't want to melt the AMOLED circuits or organic material whatever is inside

10 slowly lift the display glass ... between the glass an the display there is a soft gel layer which slowly will go off (more about that gel layer at the end)

11 heat again and again and take off slowly and heat again ... take care on the bottom of the device as there is a cable for the bottom keys backlight! (just dont stick something in at the bottom more than 2 or 3mm to be safe)

12 the glass is off and I did not crack the display - yeah 🙂 ... now we see residue of the gel layer on the display ... I took this off slowly with the blue plastic tools ... this and cleaning of all the edges was the most time consuming part of all because you will want to be very careful to not damage the sensitive AMOLED display which has no protection at this point anymore

13 heat again - take off the adhesive (black stripe) ... and clean again ... after I cleaned the display surface with a micro fibre towel and display cleaner (no solvents!) ; also take out the metal part for the ear speaker, this one you will have to attach before you glue in the new adhesive layer

14 before you attach the new glass make sure everything is clean and then mount the new adhesive tape ... for this step I went outside to have less of dust (from interior textiles) coming on the display ... but that depends on the weather at your place (humidity binds dust particles; wind is bad!)

14 yes DONE its mounted!

15 and the best news its working - even the multi touch is working flawlessly - to my own surprise I have to admit

16 the old parts

17 Now a word for the gel layer. A lot of DIY guides never mention the gel layer which sits between the display and the glass cover. This was a big surprise to me and I had to find out a way to deal with that by my own as nobody told me before that there is a gel layer I will not be able to reuse. This gel layers main task is to optically link the glass and the display together. If you follow this guide you will loose this gel layer! If you work very carefully this will not be a technical problem, but without a gel layer between the glass and the display this simply means there will be a gap of air. Two surfaces will result in more reflections than one. So after the DIY replacment you will have more visible reflections (like sky) on your display than before. For me that is OK as I save more than 150 bucks with this trade in, but it would have been nice just if someone would have mention that before. So here we go.

RESUME

Despite of spending about 200 EUR for a professional replacement of the whole display unit, the option to exchange just the top glass layer sounds interesting. But beware that this is a dangerous process for your phone. If you are lacking mechanical skills or tools or patience it is very likely that you mess up your delicate hardware. Another point to mention again, you loose the gel layer which prevents major reflections between the glass and the display. Even if you would have that gel layer it might be another challenge to apply it properly with a ultra high vacuum machine. I had none of either, so I have to live without the gel layer now. Still, it took almost 3 hours for me to finish this, but including taking photos and having a small snack break. Patience is the key.

[EDIT after three months:] Slowly but steadily dust particles are locating in the place of the now removed gel layer. This means a negative aesthetic appearance, especially when the display is turned off. In the case of dust particles being big enough (still much less than 1mm) I even observed the particles resulting in false touch detection. This can lead to the unability of controlling the phone by touch gestures. As a temporary curement you will need to knock on the edge of the phone until the particles fall off from the display surface. If you still plan to try this DIY repair I can just emphasize the importance of thorough cleaning not only of the display itself but also on all other parts which will be covered by the glass cover, as all remaining particles have the possiblity to locate in the air gap sooner or later, affecting visual impression and false touch detection.

Waiting in line the night before the iPhone 5s & 5c go on sale at the San Francisco Apple store
iPhone News
Image by Steve Rhodes
these photos are available at

www.demotix.com/news/2733282/small-line-san-francisco-nig...

Past iPhone/Apple photos

www.flickr.com/photos/ari/collections/72157600740718525/

#iphone #iphoneline #applestore #sanfrancisco #iphone5s #iphone5c #apple

Scenes from a broken economy: shuttered mortgage services store
iPhone News
Image by Chris Devers
Reads:

Excel Mortgage & Investment
MAKING DREAMS HAPPEN

They must mean like that dream I had when I had my wisdom teeth out, and I was knocked out on Percoset. You know, the dream where I was on a hike in the mountains with a bunch of people, and the terrain kept getting harder and harder, and then we were being chased by wolves, and everyone just seemed to disappear, and it was just me and the wolves, and I was running & running and getting so tired, and then I came to this big brackish, polluted lake, and the only options were swim or the wolves, so I jumped in with my camping gear and everything, and started swimming for the other side, and the wolves came in after me, and then I woke up. In a cold sweat. Exhausted.

I hated that dream.

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This photo appeared on NPR's Planet Money blog on 5 Jun 2009, and on paltalk News Network on 9 Dec 2009.

Cool IPod News images

Check out these iPod News images:

Whitehouse.gov webpage on the iPod Touch - US Presidential Inauguration - Screencap
iPod News
Image by Scorpions and Centaurs
...they had it changed almost immediately after noon DC time...

daily life...
iPod News
Image by katiew
snapshots from my cel phone... my canon has been sadly absent from my hands recently because of all the assisting. so i figured i'd at least give you a glimpse into the mundane details of what i call my funny little life! (click photo to read notes for each)

i am, however, working on a finding time to start some of the real photo projects that have been piling up in my mind. it's long over due... can't wait to share them with you soon!

Nice IPad News photos

A few nice iPad News images I found:

StockWatch - iPad edition: Settings: TapToggles / 2012-10-18 / SML Screenshots
iPad News
Image by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML
itunes.apple.com/us/app/stockwatch-ipad-edition/id3659276...

Watchlist:
+ Change (price)
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Portfolios:
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Portfolio Lots
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AquaPark
iPad News
Image by Maguide
L'AquaPark de Biscarrosse est ouvert de Mai a fin septembre, tous les jours de 11h à 20h (Selon Météo). (+ Nocturne 20h à Minuit ! sur réservation)

AquaPark est un parc aquatique de structures gonflables géantes ! Nous sommes les précurseurs du produit en France !

En famille, entre collègue ou entre amis, venez délirer à l'AquaPark où vous attende des Journée à thèmes, Des Concours, De la Musique, Des Défis, Des Cadeaux, DJ, Animation, AquaRugby, Nocturne, Soirée...

Avec des Trampolines, catapultes, murs d'escalades, toboggan géant, boudins de traversée, centrifugeuse, balançoire géante, AirBoudin, Terrain d'AquaRugby, Révolution, plongeoir...

Le parc est situé sur la grande plage de l'Idylle Café, avec toutes ses activités.

Le parc est ouvert de 8 à 88 Ans enfants comme adultes y sont conviés!
(Pour les plus jeunes il existe des horaires aménagées)

SITE WEB:

- www.aquapark.fr/
- www.catapultegeante.com/
- boutique.parcmaguide.com/

BLOG:

- www.aqua-park.fr/blog-aquapark

LIVRE D'OR:

- www.aqua-park.fr/livre-dor-aquapark

PAGE FACEBOOK:

- AquaPark : www.facebook.com/AquaPark.fr
- Catapulte Géante : www.facebook.com/CatapulteGeante

RDV CATAPULTE GEANTE :

- www.facebook.com/events/171876356229521/?ref=ts

VIDEOS :

- www.aqua-park.fr/medias-photos-a-videos/videos-aquapark-b...

FLIKR (Photos)

- www.flickr.com/photos/maguide/sets/72157626613436667/

YOUTUBE (Vidéos)

- AquaPark : www.youtube.com/user/BiscarrosseAquaParc
- Catapulte Géante : www.youtube.com/user/AquaParkCatapulte

TWITTER (News)

- twitter.com/#!/AquaParc

APPLICATION MOBILE (iPhone, iPod, iPad)

- AQUAPARK : itunes.apple.com/fr/app/aquapark/id445230976?mt=8
- CATAPULTE : itunes.apple.com/fr/app/catapulte-geante/id483703313?mt=8

FLUX RSS :

- www.aqua-park.fr/blog-aquapark/feed/rss/blog-aquapark?for...

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Notre équipe. Nous sommes trois personnes ayant les deux niveaux de secourisme et dont deux ayant le Brevet National de Sécurité et de Sauvetage Aquatique.

Notre localisation. Nous sommes situés à Port Maguide ( Biscarrosse ) dans un cadre idyllique où activité et divertissement règne avec bonne humeur. Pour plus d'information www.portmaguide.fr/ .

Nos projets. Nous souhaitons pour les saisons avenirs agrandir notre parc en y ajoutant de nouvelles structures plus impressionnantes et plus fun les unes que les autres.
Déjà chaque années retrouvez plusieurs nouveautés !!

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TARIFS:

- www.aqua-park.fr/aquapark/tarifs-aquapark-biscarrosse

TARIFS DE GROUPES :

- www.aqua-park.fr/aquapark/louer-aquapark-mariage-enterrem...

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Notre localisation. Nous sommes situés à Port Maguide ( Biscarrosse ) dans les Landes avec un cadre idyllique où activité et divertissement règne avec bonne humeur.

Pour plus d'information :

- www.lidylle-plage.com/
- www.portmaguide.fr/

Application iPhone Port Maguide :

- itunes.apple.com/fr/app/port-maguide/id433875399?mt=8

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CONTACT:

- www.aqua-park.fr/contact-contactez-nous

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iPad launch at San Francisco Apple Store 156
iPad News
Image by Steve Rhodes
He said, "I'm in heaven This is the only way to read the New York Times now"

He says subcription should be a month & the NY Times kindle subscription recently went up from to & that a cheaper price would attract more people.

He is also a print subscriber.

Photos from the media circus around the iPad announcement

www.flickr.com/photos/ari/sets/72157623168922079/

Some of these photos are at

www.demotix.com/news/293640/ipad-launch-apple-store-san-f...

www.demotix.com/news/293567/diggs-kevin-rose-line-ipad-sa...