Category Archives: #InterCulturalKwans

This Ranch-style House #3707NHeatherPlace: With Fabulous Views, Beautiful English-influenced Landscape Garden, Modern Amenities, In Great Neighborhood, It Could Be Yours

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

This rare real estate property is something that one will enjoy as a personal home, retirement home, as a family home or a holiday home. It is unique and in great location – cannot find this quality of well maintained home in this market.

The views will surely make you enjoy your cocktails while enjoying spectacular sunset, have your friends dine with you during lunch or dinner, host your celebrations internally or outdoors in its big deck or backyard adorned with a distinctive English-influenced landscape and organic sustainable garden with seasonal flowers and changing foliage that keep popping-up season after season.

This #Ranch-style home is available for anyone who likes modern with beautiful picture windows around the house to enjoy every scenery through them, stainless steel appliances, private and relaxing backyard, you can enjoy growing your favorite seasonal vegetables; located at the desirable location at #Barkley Hills in #Bellingham, Washington.

Please share this to your family and friends who may be looking for an opportunity of a beautiful home with a distinctive quality.

If you are looking for a private, big yard, worth the money you spend, well maintained home, modern-open lay-out plan with big spaces, in great neighborhood, desirable zip code to live – this is the place to be and walk-in ready for your life-style living.

This is a #realestate in excellent condition, the home owners have diligently updated all parts of the home for enjoyment of living with a style. This is a very rare quality single-level Ranch-style home in this market, it will be hard to find and it will be hard to pass for the right buyer. #3707NHeatherPlace #Bellingham #BarkleyHill #98226

Visit the link of the property (please see first image above), then arrange for a personal visit with your Professional Real Estate Agent or call the Representing Professional Real Estate Agent to arrange the viewing at your convenience.

Justin Trudeau Received the Degree “Doctor honoris causa” Conferred by the University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Pete Earthlé, IdeasNConversations @IdeasN

Today, July 5, 2017, the Prime Minister of Canada, The Rt. Honorable Justin Trudeau got awarded an honorary degree of Doctor honoris causa.

This is a recognition of Justin Trudeau’s achievements as a public servant with strong commitments to equality and diversity, which was presented by University’s Principal and Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea, University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

He received an Honorary degree “Doctor honoris causa” in recognition of his commitment to equality and diversity;

Mr. Trudeau addressed the 2017 Graduating Class of the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh and said;

“If something excites you a lot and scares you a little, you should probably do it.  Be bold, be brave, be open to the incredible opportunities in front of you, and to be the best versions of yourselves.”

“Class of 2017, we need you, the world needs you, so be the best version of yourselves and go make us all proud. Congratulations.” (source credit: theUniversityofEdinburg)

More power and successes to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada.

241st Day of American Independence

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

Today is the 241st Day since the United States of American gained its independence. Happy Independence Day to Everyone.

While it is fun to enjoy celebratory get together, it will be wise always to not driving after consuming much alcohol. Let a friend drive on your behalf. Be safe.

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Happy 150th Anniversary Canada

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

Canada, Our best wishes for more 150 Anniversaries that will come …

We celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. We come together as Canadians to celebrate the achievements of our great country, reflect on our past and present, and look boldly toward our future. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Statement of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau;

“Canada’s story stretches back long before Confederation, to the first people who worked, loved, and built their lives here, and to those who came here centuries later in search of a better life for their families. In 1867, the vision of Sir George-Étienne Cartier and Sir John A. Macdonald, among others, gave rise to Confederation – an early union, and one of the moments that have come to define Canada.

“In the 150 years since, we have continued to grow and define ourselves as a country. We fought valiantly in two world wars, built the infrastructure that would connect us, and enshrined our dearest values – equality, diversity, freedom of the individual, and two official languages – in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. These moments, and many others, shaped Canada into the extraordinary country it is today – prosperous, generous, and proud.

“At the heart of Canada’s story are millions of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. They exemplify what it means to be Canadian: ambitious aspirations, leadership driven by compassion, and the courage to dream boldly. Whether we were born here or have chosen Canada as our home, this is who we are.

“Ours is a land of Indigenous Peoples, settlers, and newcomers, and our diversity has always been at the core of our success. Canada’s history is built on countless instances of people uniting across their differences to work and thrive together. We express ourselves in French, English, and hundreds of other languages, we practice many faiths, we experience life through different cultures, and yet we are one country. Today, as has been the case for centuries, we are strong not in spite of our differences, but because of them.

“As we mark Canada 150, we also recognize that for many, today is not an occasion for celebration. Indigenous Peoples in this country have faced oppression for centuries. As a society, we must acknowledge and apologize for past wrongs, and chart a path forward for the next 150 years – one in which we continue to build our nation-to-nation, Inuit-Crown, and government-to-government relationship with the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Nation.

“Our efforts toward reconciliation reflect a deep Canadian tradition – the belief that better is always possible. Our job now is to ensure every Canadian has a real and fair chance at success. We must create the right conditions so that the middle class, and those working hard to join it, can build a better life for themselves and their families.

“Great promise and responsibility await Canada. As we look ahead to the next 150 years, we will continue to rise to the most pressing challenges we face, climate change among the first ones. We will meet these challenges the way we always have – with hard work, determination, and hope.

“On the 150th anniversary of Confederation, we celebrate the millions of Canadians who have come together to make our country the strong, prosperous, and open place it is today. On behalf of the Government of Canada, I wish you and your loved ones a very happy Canada Day.” (credit source: PM Website)

Germany On a Path to Marriage Equality #SameSexMarriage

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

In a recent development, Germany is on its path for Marriage Equality.

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel encouraged the Bundestag Members to weigh-in on “question for conscience”.  Her Parliamentary Leader Volker Kauder asked CDU’s members of the Bundestag to show for the vote. CDU (Christian Democratic Union of Germany) is Angela Merkel’s political party. The Social Democrats, Merkel’s  grand coalition partner are expected to table the voting sooner than September 24, 2017. (credit source: dw.com)

Speculations indicate that the vote may pass as majority of the Germans do not opposed to SameSex Marriage according to a study that was released  early this year by Germany’s Anti-discrimination Agency. Perhaps in the coming days or weeks Germany’s Marriage Equality will become a reality.

More power to the #LGBTQ community of Germany. #lovewins #loveislove #MarriageEquality

This year the US #LoveWins celebrates its second year anniversary of Marriage Equality;

It is Not an Employer’s or Government’s Choice that You Retire at 65: “It Is My Individual Choice”

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

You can retire at any time you like provided you have the means.

In today’s generation,  we have many ‘Entrepreneurs’ who have cracked the ceiling by pursuing faster lanes for retirement-ability than working for whole life, plus they still contribute to the ‘Social Security Program’. On the other hand, there are many hardworking individuals who built their resources successfully. However, many others are worried that they may not be able to retire at appropriate age. At the same time those that are working and will be working must participate in the Social Security Program.

“Who started the idea that one has to retire at 65 or 67 years of age?

This is a concept that was derived from Social Security Law, was created in 1935 that aimed to provide old age, survivors, and disability insurance benefits to workers and their families. When the worker reached 65 years of age, they can begin accessing the so called ‘Social Security Program Benefits’ that they are entitled with.  One must have been contributing certain percent of income since the individual started working, provided such employer has legitimately guiding that individual to pay their social security contribution.

Why not challenge yourself to retire sooner at the age of 55 and then enjoy living with your resources. This is doable Mr. Terrenal said; provided that you will keep self-discipline, self-drive and self-determination in achieving that personal goal. 

Retiring from the environment of work is determined by us and not by the employer or the government. Many have achieved that goal, why can’t you.

“About Everyday Life and About All of Us” Said #JeremyCorbyn

Pete Earthlé, IdeasNConversations @IdeasN 

More power to the Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of Labour Party in the United Kingdom. Today, he was welcomed at the Glastonbury Festival 2017 with a ‘thunderous applause’ once he arrived at the event (please see image below).

The Guardian reported that “Tens of thousands gathered to watch Corbyn in mid-afternoon – a crowd of a size typically reserved for Glastonbury headliners. Almost all those present were fans, many wearing T-shirts bearing his face or name, and there were dozens of banners of appreciation.” (creditsource: theguardian)

Jeremy Corbyn gained respect and admiration among UK Citizens because of his character, competency, humility and values as an individual. Many Britons across Europe call him “relatable person who is leading the entire nation and his party”. Everyday, the Labour Party is increasing their membership and people across UK likes him to take over the Premiership of the nation. At any time in the future there is a great possibility that another general election will be held in the UK. And the new Prime Minister will be Jeremy Corbyn of Labour Party.

Theresa May’s administration is now very wobbly and weak. Almost daily or weekly, that there were scandals and court decisions that were written against her. She lost her mandate based from the result of the Snap Election last that she called two weeks ago. By losing the majority she was forced to make a coalition with the DUP of Ireland in order to form a majority government. In the past, the DUP party demonstrated hate and inequality particularly to the LGBTI+ community.  (creditsources: theguardian  and HuffingtonPostUK)

In the recent Opening of Parliament, the world was surprised when the Queen arrived at the Parliament by her car not her Queen’s carriage and was wearing a day dress instead of her Queen’s regalias.  According to theCanary, a similar event took place in the past during the term of Conservative leader Edward Heath. Soon after, Mr. Heath resigned and he was a history. Speculatively, a similar fashion may take place for Ms. May and Jeremy Corbyn will form a minority government. (creditsource: theCanary)

Congratulations to Leo Varadkar, An Openly Gay and Youngest Taoiseach of Ireland

Pete Earthlé, IdeasNConversations @IdeasN

“It is great to see another member of the LGBTQ+ as #RealLeader of a nation; this time the Taoiseach of Ireland – Leo Varadkar. Congratulation and more power to the Prime Minister.

 “He represents a younger generation. He represents a modern, diverse and inclusive Ireland and speaks for them like no other, an Ireland in which each person can fulfill their potential and live their dreams,” – Outgoing Prime Minister Enda Kenny (source: vox.com)

Background:

In April 2003, Leo Varadkar completed his six-year degree in medicine at Trinity College Dublin. He was a member of Young Fine Gael on campus and was elected as a councillor with 5,000 first preference votes a year after he entered politics. Leo is the first graduate of the college to be elected Taoiseach.

He is now in the Irish history book, as the first openly gay and country’s youngest prime minister, and the son of an Indian immigrant. Leo’s partner is Matthew Barrett, who is also a doctor by profession.

Leo Varadkar, 38 and newly elected Taoiseach of Ireland, is the EU’s youngest national leader;  Jüri Ratas, is 38-year-old  and the Prime Minister of Estonia, and Emmanuel Macron, 39, the recently elected President of France; the trio are all under  the age of 40. (source reference: theguardian)

#MarchforTruth Across the United States – “Accountability, Justice and Faith Restoration of the Electoral System”

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

Today, June 3, 2017, many demonstrations were held across the cities of United States, the photos below (as shown @marchfortruth17) were taken in New York City.  Please visit the twitter site of @marchfortruth17 to see the events across the country during today’s #marchfortruth.

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“We call for a #MarchForTruth on Saturday, June 3rd to raise our voices and let our elected leaders know that Americans want answers. The legitimacy of our democracy is more important than the interests of any party, or any President. So, we will rise together to call for a fair and impartial investigation, for the pursuit of truth, and for the restoration of faith in our electoral system and the Office of the Presidency.”

The Goals:

  • An independent commission must be established, and Congressional investigations should be properly resourced and pursued free of partisan interests;
  • As much information should be made available to the public as possible, and as soon as possible;
  • Congress should require Donald Trump to release his tax returns to clarify his business interests and obligations to any foreign entity;
  • If crimes were committed or if collusion is discovered, it must be prosecuted.

The #MarchforTruth is one among the voices of America, that will be fighting for the preservation of democracy. More power to all Americans who are fighting for the real truth, against fake news and alternative facts.

Our Heroes Who Fought For Our American Freedoms Today Will Be Remembered Even After The Memorial Day

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

Wishing You All A Great and Fun-filled Easter

By: Pete Earthlé &  Jalenn Turre

Something About Germany: Good Friday Ban for dancing and music

Pete Earthlé, IdeasNConversations @IdeasN

During the Easter Weekend, which started from Maundy Thursday, 12 out of 16 states of Germany has a ban for dancing beginning Good Friday to Easter Saturday, particularly Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria in the south. 

In Berlin, a dance ban is in effect from 4am – 9pm of Good Friday.

Perspectives:

Such bans across the 12 states of Germany provide a religious observance during the period. It has been a practice across religious circles who observe the days of mourning for Jesus’ death, and are considered “holidays of silence”.

“Am Not One of ‘them’, Are You?

Pete Earthlé, IdeasNConversations @IdeasN

“Not be one of them when you are not greedy, have common sense, integrity, nondiscriminatory with respect and treat others equally with love”

Become An Environmentalist “Observe Earth Hour for Just Once a Day”

Pete Earthlé, IdeasNConversations @IdeasN

Did you know, that by participating in the ‘#EarthHour Campaign’ during any time of the day will reinforce its main intent and long range goals?

“It will help in many ways by impacting #climatechange; lessening the use of energy that is generated by oil and reducing the harms to our #MotherEarth and the #environment as a whole.”

Just Wondering! What Can America Do In Sustaining Democracy?

Pete Earthlé, IdeasNConversations @IdeasN

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Happy Chinese New Year the ‘Year of the Rooster’

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

Enjoy the 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration! Happy New Year to Everyone.

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“Enjoy the Australia Day, Mate!”

Pete Earthlé, IdeasNConversations @IdeasN

“Wishing all our Aussie Mates with fun-filled Australia Day”

“Never drive when gutful of piss, mate!”

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“Talk to one another” “In times of crisis, we lack judgement” – Pope Francis

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

The message of the Pontiff appeared first at the Spanish Newspaper “El Pais” on January 20, 2017. To read the details of his interview, please click on this link “The danger is that in times of crisis we look for a savior”

Pope Francis was also quoted in a United Kingdom-based paper “The Independent” on January 22, 2017. Please click on this link  “Pope Francis warns against rise of populist leaders ‘like Hitler’ as Donald Trump sworn in as President”

There is something that Pope Francis said which may pertain relevance to what is going on around the United States and across the world; “talk to one another, talk among yourselves” – an open statement that needs conversation and will make people become more vigilant and aware of what are happening around us/them.

 

“A Salute to Our Veterans: Your Services Are Appreciated”

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

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Ireland becomes the beacon of equality and liberty to the rest of the world – Leo Varadkar

By: Juntee Terrenal, GMS, Strategic International Business Leader, Adviser & Coach

Been watching the Irish’ revolutionary approach in addressing the evolving international “Same Sex Marriage” as an integrated part of an equal society.  It is refreshing to learn of the mindset by the greater part of the Irish society; they have demonstrated in the last twenty four hours about their views on ‘marriage equality’ and how every LGBT member of the community must be respected equally.

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“It was personal for a lot of people, not just gay men and lesbians, but for their friends and their families, their colleagues. It was a very personal decision and what I said in that interview was that I wanted to be an equal citizen in my own country and today I am.” – Leo Varadkar, Health Minister

Ireland is the first nation in the world that asked their citizens through popular voting regarding Same Sex Marriage. This action was a gamble between two sides; and the “Yes Vote” resulted of 62 percent among many Irish that went to the polls; celebrations are now on going waving the ‘rainbow LGBT flag‘ as the winners’ banner.

The Irish Society demonstrated to the whole world that it is possible to separate religious doctrines and beliefs against society’s equality, love, compassion and care among human beings.

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62 percent of Irish Voted Yes for Same Sex Marriage after counting 43 of 43 Constituencies, completed May 23, 2015.

“I’m a gay Irish-Catholic American and I’m here to bear witness to history and to show that the people from whom I descend are leading the way socially. I think that Europe and the rest of the world needs to wake up and realise where social liberalism is really happening. Look at the smoking ban and now this. It seems like if it can happen here, the argument against it anywhere is severely undermined.” – Jay Lassiter

“I would like to have seen that the rights of gay and lesbian men and women could have been respected without changing the definition of marriage. That hasn’t happened, but that is the world we live in today.” – said Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

US Vice President Joe Biden tweeted: “We welcome Ireland’s support for equality #LoveWins.”