Saturday, June 03, 2017

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3 Things to Inspire Your Weekend: #52


Quote of the day: 

What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are. -George Eastman




Credit: Baltimore Sun

At just 12 year old, Cahree Myrick is Baltimore’s first individual national chess champion, outperforming 249 others in his age division at the United States Chess Federation, according to the Baltimore Sun. A 7th grader at Roland Park Middle School- Cahree had a perfect 7-0 score to win the tournament.


Credit: Antara Foto/Yulius Satria Wijaya via REUTERS

Talk about makeovers, a small hamlet in Indonesia -Kampung Pelangi, is gaining a lot of visits from tourists. This former slum was given a rainbow-coloured makeover by its local government spending $22,500, painting 232 houses in the process. The idea was conceived by a 54-year old local teacher, Slamet Widodo who is credited with dreaming up the project, after being inspired by other villages nearby.




As seen on ArchDaily, Hurdle House

Architects: Adam Knibb Architects
Theme: Glass, Pre-fabricated timber, exposed concrete
Location: New Alresford, Hampshire, England




Have a great weekend folks.

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Peace. Love. Light*


Current Listen: Nina Simone -Feeling Good




23 comments:

  1. Inspiring! I especially love the story of the young chess player but the rainbow billage is a close second. Such a simple, cost effective way to revitalize a community.

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  2. How wonderful for Cahree! And he is only 12 years old! I can't even win at checkers!
    A rainbow colored village...how cheerful it looks.
    A very uplifting post...thank you 💮

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  3. The colorful houses looks wonderful.

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  4. Once upon a time I used to know you, Mr Blogoratti ... But then you disappeared ... How are you? Wishing you well. Love, cat.

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  5. Congrats to Cahree! How impressive! What they did to the houses inspires me.....Christine

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  6. Hi Blogoratti ... if you get a chance do take in the movie "The Queen of Katwe" (Uganda) ... wonderful nearly true to life film. Love those houses in Indonesia, but the prefab must be pretty architecturally amazing too ... good to see you - cheers Hilary

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  7. Lindas inspirações! Gostei! abraços, lindo fim de semana! chica

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  8. That rainbow coloured village makes you feel cheerful ...

    All the best Jan

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  9. Thanks for dropping in at my blog this week, Have a nice weekend

    much love...

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  10. ___ The wealth of life: intensive thought; the gaiety of civil communion; and a sense of home... all seen and said in these three photos. _m

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  11. The 12 year old chess champion is impressive, I wonder at what age he started playing?

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  12. 232 houses... That's a job well done.

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  13. The rainbow village makes delicious eye candy

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  14. Beautiful post, a job well done..........

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  15. Interesting post, thank you for sharing :-)

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  16. Always make me feel at ease when young people prefer chess instead of World of warcraft! Silly perhaps, but there it is! And that village makes me remember a couple of pictures from a village on Ireland, it had been yarnbombed, every inch of metal was covered. All these things softens the world a bit.
    Nice post!!!

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  17. The colourful painted village is very pleasing to the eye. Have a good day!

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  18. Nice quote! I like also that house, so minimal (:

    CM | XIII.

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  19. Great pics. Inspiring post indeed.
    Have a great weekend!

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  20. What wonderful inspirations! How great to be so excellent at chess.

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  21. i really enjoy the colorful city ... that is so happy and make you smile. hope many others take that idea and work on their own neighborhoods. wouldn't that be great! hope you had a nice weekend. it was a rainy one here. ( ;

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  22. Good job for that 12 year old boy! Love that house!

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  23. It is amazing what a simple and easy change like paint color can do!

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