MEOS? – the potential Steem2.0 on EOS?

Dan Larimer was talking about building a Steem 2.0 on EOS last summer, now the winter is almost over, I found this trademark via a friend.

Of course it’s only a trademark, but according to its statement: “social networking, electronic media sharing, etc”, sound pretty much like a social media platform, aka, the STEEM 2.0 Dan Larimer was talking about?

Block.one registered this trademark on 2018-07-26 already.

I’m no EOS believer, just sharing the news here.

It is the time of the year you start reposting summer holiday pictures

I’m too lazy to go outside now, went outside the other day for a short while and caught a cold. Ever since I have been staying in and eating sandwiches.

Winter in this part of Europe is depressing, sometimes I ask myself why I am here. But I don’t like to always think negative, it’s unhealthy. What I do is to think about what is good here. In Belgium, not so much great (Asian) food but the nightlife scene is great, you can find a lot of fun even in the winter, if you don’t mind getting out in the cold of course. There’s a special “museum fever” night with interesting afterparty very soon in Brussels, I think I need to go!

Plus, another solution against winter depression is to think back good summer days. So I guess it’s time we post some summer pictures, at least by looking at them, you feel there’s something to look forward to!

Let’s repost some summer pictures then. Picture above was taken in Île de Ré. I love that place, probqbly so far my favorite spot in France and the whole area near where I am.

Always want to make a proper travel blog for that little island. But I’ve been procristnating since forever. It’s likely I will never get it done, maybe I just hate making travel blogs, simply not my thing. I actually wonder if anyone really likes to write travel blogs. Even for such a travel enthousiast like me who always likes to recommend friends about where to go for a trip. But still, I prefer to write only practical informations rather than the travel inspiration sort of stuff. Because if I want to see photos, I open instagram, search for hashtag or type places, I can find plenty of them.

Maybe that’s because I mostly know what to expect for many places, all I need to more practical info, then I can go discover it. But maybe some people prefer looking at pictures, I don’t really know, maybe.

Even for me there’re exceptions, for example right now I’m checking for all travel info about Seoul, it’s in my opinion a great city although I can’t remember much. I loved it just like how I love Paris and Berlin, because I love nicely and unique designed cafés and bars. Seoul is perfect for this, in this case I’d like to see pictures of those cafés and the baverage they get there. But that’s just an exception.

Talking about Île de Ré, all I have to say is that island is awesome, if you ever plan to visit France, check it out. Don’t listen to what I say, go see.

Superior mask and the most beautiful woman in Silakoro, Côte d’Ivoire (20+ pictures)

In previous posts and vlogs, I introduced the traditional masked Stilt Dance in Côte d’Ivoire.

Here I finally selected some pictures I took that day, hope they can present a better picture of the dance and the masks for you guys!

The dance has 4 parts: the first part being the grown up guys dancing; the second, the most beautiful women dancing; the third, the superior mask that above all the masks; the fourth is the stilt high mask.

Preparation

Chief and some important guys of the village.

Drummers and local women getting ready for men’s performance.

Grown up men dancing

Had to pour some water on the ground, otherwise it can get so dusty when they dance.

The most beautiful woman in the village

The Superior Mask

The superior mask represent stability. Côte d’Ivoire is famous for its mask making, in many tribes, they make their special mask. Here you can find all kinds of traditional masked dances theoughout CI.

The High Mask

The last one is also the most important one, symbol of the village and a very famous mask in CI: the High Mask on Stilt.

Masks can’t communicate directly with people, so they need a special “translator” with them to talk to people.

The dance is performed by the whole village, pretty awesome, everyone was so excited.

I recommended you to visit one of those traditional villages in West Africa, they are cool and authentic, wonderful experiences.

New York – Addis – London

https://youtu.be/5y3JU5ZMg5Y

I think I heard one of the songs somewhere, finally found this album!

It makes me want to go to Ethiopia, drink the Ethiopian coffee and listening to Ethiopian jazz. (Although some friends told me travelling in Ethiopia these days isn’t that appealing, too much hassels, they say.)

But this music <3 <3 <3

Enjoy and Steem on!