with Robert Bicknell Once again, certain segments of the golf community, mostly in the US and Australia are trying to find a way to make golf more palatable to the masses, specifically the segments which prefer video games, iPads, iPods and the sofa with a bowl of chips and a six-pack of beer within arms reach. People are talking about making golf only 14 holes, 15-inch holes, foot golf (which is sort of like combining football (soccer) and golf. They mention more family friendly clubhouses, kids centres and even changing all the rules to make golf something that can be played within two hours. Unfortunately, what these segments do not understand is that, simply put, golf is not for everyone. Let me repeat that… golf is not for everyone. Golf in the US, Australia and Europe is on a downswing, but the fault for this doesn’t lie in the game, but rather the mindset of club owners and the industry in general. When Tiger Woods lit a fire in everyone’s imaginations, … [Read more...] about Teed Off (May 24, 2015) Teed Off (May 24, 2015)
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Several friends have told me that every time they wake up in the morning, the first thing they do is to check their email and surf on social networks to find out what others are doing, watching, listening to or reading. One morning, there was outrage among Facebook users in Vietnam as photos showing a "monkey massacre" by a group of young men were posted online. These douc langur monkeys, listed as a rare and endangered species, were tortured and photographed just for fun. After looking at the pictures briefly, several did not want to see them again, knowing how cruel human-beings can be. Five minutes after the original photos had been posted, many Facebook users had used the Share button to spread those horrible images to friends and families. One person shares, ten people share. Facebook walls soon become a scene of a tragic accident, where "blood is shed, heads fall and body parts are not as one whole". "Don't you understand by sharing these photos, those inhuman men will … [Read more...] about Please stop sharing!
Quang Nam province in central Vietnam held Friday a ceremony to worship goddess Thu Bon, protector of fishermen, with thousands of people flocking to take part. Besides solemn rituals, the Thu Bon Goddess Festival also included boat races on the Thu Bon River, palanquin processions, folk games, cock fighting, gong and traditional music performances. In the past neighboring provinces like Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, and Thua Thien-Hue used to send teams for the boat races. … [Read more...] about Thousands attend village goddess festival in central Vietnam
The fishermen momentarily pause from casting their nets and glance toward the middle of the river where the dragon boat race is set to start at 8:30 a.m. sharp. A dragon boat team competes in the Victoria Chau Doc Hotel Dragon Boat Race as a part of the Ba Chua Xu Festival held in Chau Doc Town last month … [Read more...] about Bassac bustle
Lady Gaga made her music video directorial debut with a 14-minute production which was met on Friday with a mix of weariness and adulation by fans and pop culture watchers. "Marry the Night" -- the fifth single from her "Born This Way" album -- sees the Grammy-winning performance artist making a trip to the hospital, dying her hair mint green, throwing Cheerios over her naked body and hanging upside down in a car -- all in the eight minutes before the song comes in. Gaga, 25, told E! News that the surreal video, released on Thursday, was a portrait of the day she thought she saw her dreams slipping away from her when she was dropped from her first record label. It was, she said, "one of the worst days in my life," but added that parts of the video were "meant to be comical." People magazine called the video "an enigma" and said the autobiographical clip will "certainly leave fans talking, if not scratching their heads." "AMAZING. Not just a pop singer, she's an artist," wrote … [Read more...] about Lady Gaga’s 14-minute music video puzzles, pleases