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Happyness

Describe one simple thing you do that brings joy to your life.

I have decided to keep my desk tidy and neat and clean: And one place in my house, where I can read and relax and think! This is the place where I feel happy in the evening before I go to sleep …

And a daily routine:

What was good today?

What went not so good? Anything I could do or change my atomic habits?

Can I do better tomorrow?

Have I smiled at someone I do not know or hugged my wife or a child? Made a difference?

Any lesson learnt?

Kindly yours from an ex High School Teacher now retired and nearly 75 years old …

Peter H Bloecker and wife Casa Da Vovo Burleigh Gold Coast

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Happiness Report 2024

The fascinating world of happiness.

  1. The Harvard Study of Adult Development:
    • One of the longest-running studies on happiness, this project has followed 724 men since they were teenagers in 1938. Approximately 60 men, now in their 90s, are still part of the study.
    • The researchers found that specific traits and behaviors were linked with increased levels of happiness:
    • Take inspiration from this study: Revisit activities that made you happy in your youth. Sing, play games, pursue hobbies—life is short, and happiness awaits!
  2. World Happiness Report 2024:
  3. Science of Happiness:

In a nutshell, happiness is a journey, and it’s within your mindset plus own power to cultivate it.

Have a happy weekend

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Friends

What quality do you value most in a friend?

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Hmmmm …

There are mates and friends.

Reading Max Frisch and his Fragebogen Freundschaft first.

Nachtgedanken #12

Then I wonder …

Freundschaft was a Salute like G’d day mate in the Communist German Democratic Republik.

What is a true friend?

Some say my dog.

Others will call some name or start thinking.

I would think Friends are the rare ones, who really listen to you before they judge you.

Who never try to teach you.

Accept you like you are.

Expect nothing but your friendship.

Hard to find in fact.

My best friends live far away from my Home.

But I can come any time and visit them and stay.

They would not ask, when are you leaving again …

They are happy to see me.

These are my friends, and I count them on the fingers of my left hand.

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From OZ kindly yours

P H Bloecker and wife Maria Ines

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Lennon: Music Is The Language

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Music and Language

Why Music Is The Language

Music #23

Denn ..

Music Is The language

Zaho de Sagazan: Die 24-Jährige begeistere Frankreich mit großen Chansons, elektronischem Pop und überwältigenden Auftritten, schreibt Johanna Adorján (SZ Plus). Ihr Artikel ist nicht nur interessant – er macht auch Lust, sich selbst ein Urteil zu bilden und die gednannte Musik anzuhören: Chanson in Frankreich.

Ob sich die Liebe von Zaho de Sagazan für das deutsche Elektrowunder Kraftwerk auch in ihrer Musik widerspiegelt? Die Frage aller Fragen …

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John Lennon – Never forgotten

There are many Points Of View

Blickwinkel

Perspektive

Camera Eye

Looking at John Lennon‘s guitar the collector said:

Let us make a deal …

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Chanson

Music #23

Denn ..

Music Is The language

Zaho de Sagazan: Die 24-Jährige begeistere Frankreich mit großen Chansons, elektronischem Pop und überwältigenden Auftritten, schreibt Johanna Adorján (SZ Plus). Ihr Artikel ist nicht nur interessant – er macht auch Lust, sich selbst ein Urteil zu bilden und die gednannte Musik anzuhören: Chanson in Frankreich.

Ob sich die Liebe von Zaho de Sagazan für das deutsche Elektrowunder Kraftwerk auch in ihrer Musik widerspiegelt? Die Frage aller Fragen …

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And another one to

end my day

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Coming home

Who would you like to talk to soon?

My mother and my two sisters in Northern Germany and my son and grandson and my best friends .. just booked my annual flight to the True North of Germany, between Baltic and North Sea and Hamburg and Denmark. Nothing like Homecomings once per year .. if possible.

From Gold Coast in QLD with our best wishes and kind regards

Yours

Peter and Maria Ines

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Update on Fri at 15:52 Local Time

24 May 2024

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Family Day

Another successful Family Day at the bilingual Casa Da Vovo Burleigh …

More photos via Facebook Maria Ines.

Today rain here at the Gold Coast.

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My wife Maria Ines is a professional art teacher with a degree from Rio De Janeiro, in 1998 she retired at the Gold Coast after her daughter married a true blue Aussie from NSW.

We both met in 2004 and started our Third Life first in the North of Germany, then back in Australia in 2012, finding our new home in Burleigh.

Maria managed to convince her 4 daughters to come to the Gold Coast as well, following her intuition and establishing her dream:

Live in a safe and beautiful community with a lot of social connections

Family First

Children are our joy and pleasure and Hope Of The Future: We continue to live in our children and grandchildren, as true love will never fade …

Mark Knopfler

In our house – we call it home and we share – laughter and joy and pleasure are the gist.

Education and Music and Arts.

With our warm greetings from the Gold Coast

Kindly yours

Maria Ines and Peter

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Updated on Thu 16 May 2024

Music Is The Language

And melody and rhythm as well …

Leonard Cohen

Dance Me To The End Of Love.

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Fitness

Longevity ist nach der Netflixserie zum Hype geworden.

Wesentliche Informationen und gute Schautafeln finden Sie unter

Blue Zones

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Gold Coast Australien ist keine Blue Zone, allerdings ein Paradies fuer Surfer und Menschen, die gern draussen sind.

Mein Park hier am Sued Pazifik ist morgens gegen 6 Uhr frueh belebt wie eine Autobahn, weil die Leute erst gegen 9 Uhr morgens im Buero oder in der Schule sein muessen.

OTW gleich On The Water

Surfen ab Sunrise – nie in der Dunkelheit.

Boote und OCEAN KAJAKS und Surf Skis.

SUP gleich Stand Up Paddle

Ich bin Mitglied im Canu CLUB der Bobs.

Burleigh Old Boys mit Outrigger Booten.

Im Shed.

Fitness

Dehnübungen sind ein wichtiger Bestandteil eines jeden Fitnessprogramms und können dabei helfen, die Muskeln zu entspannen, die Bewegungsfreiheit zu erhöhen und Verletzungen vorzubeugen.

Hier sind einige Tipps, wie Sie eine Dehnroutine in Ihren Alltag integrieren können:

  1. Atemarbeit: Konzentrieren Sie sich auf tiefes Atmen während des Dehnens, um die Entspannung zu fördern und die Dehnung zu vertiefen.
  2. Statische Dehnungen: Halten Sie jede Dehnung für 15 bis 30 Sekunden, um die Muskeln zu entspannen und die Flexibilität zu erhöhen.
  3. Dynamische Dehnungen: Führen Sie vor dem Krafttraining dynamische Dehnungen durch, um die Muskeln aufzuwärmen und die Beweglichkeit zu verbessern.
  4. Stärkungstraining: Kombinieren Sie Dehnübungen mit Krafttraining, um sowohl Flexibilität als auch Mobilität zu verbessern.

Für optimale Ergebnisse sollten Sie mindestens zwei- bis dreimal pro Woche Dehnübungen für alle großen Muskel-Sehnen-Gruppen durchführen – Nacken, Schultern, Brust, Rumpf, unterer Rücken, Hüften, Beine und Knöchel.

Denken Sie daran, dass es wichtig ist, auf Ihren Körper zu hören und niemals über Schmerzen hinauszugehen. Beginnen Sie langsam und steigern Sie die Intensität Ihrer Dehnübungen allmählich.

Flexibilität und Mobilität! 💪😊

Ulrich liest Uwe Johnson im Projekt

Eine Stadt liest (Rostock).

Mit UTF auf Fraser Island.

Ich bin Mitglied der UJG Rostock.

Mehr ueber Jahrestage, jetzt auch in englischer Uebersetzung.

Uwe Johnson fuer die Schule

Projekt Uwe Johnson Werkausgabe

More here soon | Pls come back later and bookmark …

Sehr gutes Interview … Lessons and more like Streben nach Sinn …

Goethe: Wer immer strebend sich bemueht …

The Mother Of All Questions.

Unter allen Wipfeln ist Ruh …

John Denver Country Boy – BBC 2013

Watch out here: Why country people are so nice and good and honest …

Bobby McGee and The Pearl

Kris Kristofferson, his life, relationship, career, and melancholic sad years. Kris Kristofferson, the legend himself, has been shaping the music scene for decades. Now, at nearly ninety years old, many fans have seen his success, but not everyone knows the horrifying melancholic journey he’s traveled. Beyond the spotlight, Kristofferson grappled with personal demons. Yet, he persevered. However, the fame lies behind a tale of struggle and heartache, and today, we are going to reveal it all. How did Kristofferson strive through the harshness of his youth? How does he live now? Join us as we uncover the harrowing truths about the legend. 

Kris Kristofferson plays in Sam Peckinpah’s Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973), Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) and Convoy (1978). He is introduced by Sam’s assistant Katy Haber.

Segment from the Director’s Cut of Paul Joyce’s documentary Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron (BBC, 1993) containing more than 10 hours of previously unseen interview footage, plus newly-shot interviews with Paul Joyce, Katy Haber and David Warner. Bonus feature on the UK Blu-ray release of Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (2017).

Sunday morning coming down …

Do not miss out on the last 15 minutes …

A Mexican Heart

The Black Dog haunting called Depression and more like

Freedom, and nothing left to lose.

The Money guys and their way of ruling the world.

The Underdogs and love of honesty and integrity.

It is all about dignity …

LAST UPDATE ON 11.5.2024

The Voice

Mark Knopfler explains, why Music Is His Language!

BBC Breakfast April 2024

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From my Blog …

My Third Life in Australia – Retired, but not tired! (Follow my friend Arno, he lives on Samal Island, close to Davao).

How would you improve your community?

As an educator for more than 35 years and now retired at the Gold Coast, my advice is never teach someone.

Just set up conditions, so that people learn on their own and help each other.

There is nothing like Family First, then friends and a good neighbourhood plus community.

And always go local first and for everything, like small business and local Heroes and more …

This is more my Aussie view since 2012 in my Third Life.

More about my childhood and youth (1st life) and 2nd life in the Link

Lehrerleben

Peter Hanns On The Move …

From the Gold Coast in Australia

Kindly yours

Peter H Blocker

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Understanding Franz Kafka via SZ App

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Ceterum Censeo No #1 – Berufswahl und mehr …

Du willst Lehrer werden? Warum nicht?

Hier eine Webseite, die dir vielleicht weiterhelfen wird, deine Entscheidung zu treffen, aber bitte informed …

Lehrerleben – Ist der Beruf Lehrkraft zu empfehlen?

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Mein Lehrerleben (1977 bis 2015) – Author Peter H Bloecker

Von Berlin und Nds Raum LG und DAN / Elbe bis nach Namibia und Australien (Auslandslehrkraft und Fachberater des Goethe – Institits Australien).

Last Update on Thu 25 Apr 2024.

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Mein Kampf mit dem Bambus im Garten!

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And as Music Is The Language …

Do not tell me, how the story ends!

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Education

How would you improve your community?

As an educator for more than 35 years and now retired at the Gold Coast, my advice is never teach someone.

Just set up conditions, so that people learn on their own and help each other.

There is nothing like Family First, then friends and a good neighbourhood plus community.

And always go local first and for everything, like small business and local Heroes and more …

This is more my Aussie view since 2012 in my Third Life.

More about my childhood and youth (1st life) and 2nd life in the Link

Lehrerleben

Peter Hanns On The Move …

From the Gold Coast in Australia

Kindly yours

Peter H Blocker

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Understanding Franz Kafka via SZ App

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Found on Word Genius

While “mezzanine” is primarily used to describe architecture, “mezzanine financing,” in the financial realm, is capital that has both debt and equity features. Just like a mezzanine floor sits between the ground and first floors, this type of lending falls between more traditional types of financing.

Easter

Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, is a captivating destination with a rich history and unique allure. Here are some reasons why you might consider traveling there and staying longer:

  1. Mysterious Moai Statues: The iconic moai statues, monolithic human figures carved from volcanic tuffstone, populate the island’s coasts. These enigmatic statues were created between 1250 and 1500 AD and represent tribal chiefs. Their cultural and religious significance continues to intrigue visitors.
  2. Remote and Isolated: Rapa Nui is the most remote inhabited island on Earth. Its nearest neighbors are on Pitcairn Island, over 2,000 kilometers (1,242 miles) away. The feeling of being far from the rest of the world adds to its allure.
  3. Archaeological Treasures: Explore the Rano Raraku quarry, where the moai were cut, and visit the Orongo Ceremonial Village, known for its petroglyphs and cave paintings related to the Bird Man cult.
  4. Natural Beauty: Witness the stunning landscapes, including the volcanic crater of Rano Kau, the pristine Anakena Beach, and the rocky coastline. The island’s lush greenery and turquoise waters create a magical setting.
  5. Cultural Immersion: Engage with the local community, learn about the Rapa Nui language, and experience traditional dance shows. The island’s Polynesian heritage is still alive in its customs and practices.
  6. Sunrise and Sunset: Watch the sunrise at Ahu Tongariki, where 15 imposing moai stand, and enjoy the sunset at Tahai. These moments are unforgettable.
  7. Stargazing: Rapa Nui’s isolation makes it an excellent spot for stargazing. The clear night skies offer a celestial spectacle.
  8. Relaxation: Take time to unwind on the beautiful beaches, swim in warm waters, and savor fresh seafood at local restaurants.

Remember that Rapa Nui is a place of mystery, history, and natural beauty. If you’re drawn to adventure, culture, and unique experiences, it’s definitely worth a visit! 🗿🌴🌅.

Certainly! Here’s a concise essay about the Kon-Tiki expedition:

The Kon-Tiki Expedition: A Bold Journey Across the Pacific

In 1947, Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl embarked on an audacious adventure that would capture the world’s imagination. His mission: to prove that ancient people could have made long sea voyages, connecting distant societies. The vessel for this daring experiment was the Kon-Tiki, a balsa wood raft.

The Hypothesis

Heyerdahl theorized that Polynesia’s islands were not solely populated by peoples from the west but also by indigenous South Americans. To demonstrate this, he set out to sail across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands.

The Raft

Constructed in Peru, the Kon-Tiki was made from balsa logs and other native materials. Heyerdahl insisted on using only the technologies available to prehistoric people. The raft was named after the Inca god Viracocha, associated with the sun and creation.

The Journey

On April 28, 1947, Heyerdahl and his crew of five set sail from Callao, Peru. For 101 days, they drifted over 6,900 km (4,300 miles) across the Pacific. Their destination: Raroia in the Tuamotu Archipelago, near Tahiti.

The Impact

The Kon-Tiki expedition captured the world’s attention. Heyerdahl’s book, The Kon-Tiki Expedition: By Raft Across the South Seas, became a bestseller. A documentary film won an Academy Award, and the daring voyage challenged conventional wisdom about ancient seafaring capabilities.

In the end, the Kon-Tiki proved that technical limitations were not a barrier to such journeys. While Heyerdahl’s full hypothesis of a South American origin for Polynesians is debated, the spirit of adventure and curiosity lives on through the legacy of the Kon-Tiki expedition. 🌊🗺️🌴.

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