How To Overcome The Language Barrier When Traveling Abroad

As parents we dreamt of a having a mission trip one day for our teen children. An internet search indicated that needy kids in Mexico sleep on the wet ground at night and get supervised by their older brother/sister who is7 to 10 years old during the day while the parents go to work in the fields all day. Little to no food is left in the small shacks made of plastic and sticks to hold up the structure. Some kids were too small to go outside and got locked-up in their shacks daily. Some shacks caught fire and the kids burnt to death.

This time on the slab, I’ve hooked Slo Frank, of Monster Madhouse, up to the stratosphramogram brain matter extraction device and dug deep inside of his brain to find out what makes his twisted mind tick.

Slo Frank is accompanied by his ล่ามภาษาญี่ปุ่น, Mr. Christopher Inlow. Mr. Inlow was not placed on the slab, but Slo Frank was, and boy did he seem to enjoy it!

What I have discovered along the way is what people believe about what they experience will eventually determine if it becomes something that can strengthen their life’s journey or make it more challenging. In my classes, I have often quoted the Observer Effect as a scientific foundation: the observed is affected by the observer.

When checking in and getting seat allocation, ask if your seat is in the first row immediately adjacent one of the large central video screens. You may wish to ask for a different spot, especially if on a long international flight.

CHRISTOPHER INLOW: Frank is staring and laughing for some reason…. oh he says “You” (He’s pointing at me) As for me… that is another good question. maybe GOD, cause he has seen it all. Could you imagine that? If you wanted to see Terror.. or Horror.. or Happiness… he could show you…..that would be nuts… It would be like Clearence in It’s a Wonderful Life. Except… the visions would be of a much worse moment in time.

Instead of warehousing 1,000 copies of a book in a central repository (or 25 copies for an independent bookstore), a bookstore only keeps enough books to meet expected demand for the next short period. This may be only 10 or 20 books if expected demand is low or unknown. The bookstore company (e.g., Borders) uses POD technologies to produce additional books as needed. Using POD technologies, short runs of books can be produced very quickly. Even 1 book can be economically produced using POD.

A bookstore can order 1,000 copies of a book. Some will be sold right away, but others will sit in inventory for a long time. Using print on demand publishing and a kanban system, many small orders are placed. Inventory is kept at a minimum, costs are reduced, and the books are always available when demanded. As the book shopper, I get the book I want, either right now or in a few days. I’m another happy bookstore customer.