Rain Rain Go Away

A Private View of a Sacred Place… notes by Roger Beaumont


This year’s monsoon eventually became another form of silence. The air was so damp that fish could have come in through the doors and swum out of the windows, floating through the atmosphere of the rooms. I considered it a ”civilised” monsoon, as it mostly rained at night.

For the visitor, it would be perfectly understandable not to realise that the steep-hilled jungles of southern Bhutan are some of the most drenched on earth. Just over 60 feet of water once fell in Cherrapunji, just a few miles away in neighbouring Assam. Thirty nine feet is the average over three months. Enough to submerge a four-storey house. And what does all this rain do to a mountainous country? It provides good harvests and countless rock slides. Massive boulders are dislodged; blocking roads, splintering trees, or somehow rolling precisely into the middle of the road, so everyone can drive around them. Like tourist attractions.

Roger is our “Lost Asian Reporter” who has been given the task of reporting back to us with any verbiage he has created.  He is living in one of the most desired destinations in the world, Bhutan. Thanks Roger and good luck and look forward to your insight and humerus reports.
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No Dragon Problems Here

A Private View of a Sacred Place… notes by Roger Beaumont


I asked a local why Bhutan is called the Land of the Thunder Dragon as I couldn’t hear any thunder or see any dragons.
”Wrong season for thunder.”
And the dragons?
“We ate them all.”

Roger is our “Lost Asian Reporter” who has been given the task of reporting back to us with any verbiage he has created.  He is living in one of the most desired destinations in the world, Bhutan. Thanks Roger and good luck and look forward to your insight and humerus reports.
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Movies Shot with Phones

It’s not what the average production company would usually use but over the years the use of phones to shoot short movies pops up every know and again.

It’s a great lesson on the power of a well organized production that understands the use of light effects equipment and well edited footage.

‪Nokia N8‬ used to shoot this 7:30 minute piece.

Shot on an iPhone

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From Our “Lost” Reporter Roger

A Private View of a Sacred Place… notes by Roger Beaumont


Bhutanese males shake your hand with both of their hands, smile, look you straight in the eye, and then check out your shoes. Sometimes it’s the other way around. Anyway, smiling at strangers in England still carries a health warning.

Roger is our “Lost Asian Reporter” who has been given the task of reporting back to us with any verbiage he has created.  He is living in one of the most desired destinations in the world. Thanks Roger and good luck and look forward to your insight and humerus reports.
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Organized Weirdness and the Social Web

Check out this great improve social media event organisation. Coordinated like a “flash mob” this group has hundreds of recorded events. Start one in your town or just enjoy the videos. Here one to get you started.

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