We really do live in such a (small world)!

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 We really do live in such a (small world)!

 I will be meeting with some famous well to do Buddhist Monks for lunch today in China Town - Las Vegas. My wife is with them right now and she mentioned some things about me, and they want to meet me.

 This may be a chance for me to travel, photograph and be with children. There is a huge monastery in Burma where this monk teaches over 8 different languages, he may want me to teach English to the children.

 Now I have always hated English in school and always wondered why we even had these classes because I was born and raised in America and everyone around me spoke only English.

 I am not jumping on a plane tomorrow but I will be going over there to take a look because my wife's family lives there.

 I would have never thought in my whole life that I would ever teach English in another country, it is exciting and quite amazing how small a world we live in.

 I will post some photos and more information in the next few days.

 I might have to change my name from (Vegas Bob) to (Burmese Bob)!

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Robert "Vegas Bob" Swetz  

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Comments (18)

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Burmese Bob does have a ring to it!  Best of luck!

Mar 23, 2009 05:34 AM
John Mayer
Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Beach Area Expert

OK Burmese English Bob - I'll look forward to the photos!

Mar 23, 2009 05:36 AM
Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

Good luck, I"m sure you'll be a good ambassador

Mar 23, 2009 05:37 AM
Luke Constantino
Brooklyn/Manhattan Real Estate - Brooklyn, NY
Residential/Commercial Real Estate Brooklyn NY

Hey, Burmese Bob...

You better bring toilet paper with you.

Wait till you see thehole in the floor they call the toilet!

:-)

Mar 23, 2009 05:41 AM
Chris Fisher
Your Virtual Assistant - Concord, CA

Wow Robert, that is very exciting!  Keep us updated!

Mar 23, 2009 05:41 AM
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

What a wonderful experience this would be.    Language is really about culture, and involves so much more than just words or grammer.     Good luck!

Mar 23, 2009 05:42 AM
Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

The doors that open, what a great opportunity and experience.  Just feel comfortable, you will know English better than they do.  Good luck.

Mar 23, 2009 05:48 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Jason - Thanks for stopping by!

John - I have posted many, many photographs when I was in Burma the last few times. If you roll down my profile page there are some pics and look under Myanmar (Burma), South East Asia.

Luke - I have been there a couple times and yes this does take so getting use to, I just never got the hang of it.

Chris - Thanks for stopping by and you have been a stranger, I will keep you updated!

Mar 23, 2009 05:53 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Thanks for the tip Connie!

Mar 23, 2009 05:55 AM
Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker
https://teamcoker.robertpaul.com - Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker Berkshire Hathaway HS Robert Paul Prop

Burmese Monks in Las Vegas?  Are you sure they do not want you to start a casino in Las Burmas? Just a little levity (or levitation?) lol

Mar 23, 2009 06:45 AM
Gail Szeluga & JoAnna Siminerio
Weichert Realtors - Manalapan - Marlboro - Manalapan, NJ
Fostering Community Spirit Through Real Estate

What a fabulously interesting opportunity.  I'm very excited to see your photo's!

Mar 23, 2009 06:47 AM
Terrie Leighton
Ferrari-Lund Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno

Sounds really exciting! Best of luck to you and your family with whatever you decide!

Mar 23, 2009 08:24 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Robert.. how fascinating...make sure you bring your computer..we want to see everything.....I would miss you something aweful.....faceI guess that's pretty selfish.....

Mar 23, 2009 08:30 AM
Justin Ukaoma
Vizion KC - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate Investments

That sure does sound exciting.  Burmese Bob has a nice ring to it.

Mar 23, 2009 10:27 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Bob - Carpe Diem! = Seize the Day!  I think however, I'll call you "Burma Bob."  I had a Burmese cat once. . .You don't look like him!

Mar 23, 2009 12:44 PM
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

Wow Bob, that would be a heck of a life experience and an amazing change of pace from Vegas.  I wish I had the opportunity and freedom to do something like that sometime, it is all I can do to get a weekend to myself, lol.

Mar 23, 2009 05:38 PM
Linda Bourgault
lulugraphix-creative photography & fine art - Flower Mound, TX

Hi Robert Min-ga-la-ba Burma Bob—Since you've visited Burma in the past and have family ties in Sourtheast Asia you won't have too much of a culture shock should you decide to go there for an extended stay.

I lived in Singapore and spent a great deal of time in Burma, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. It's a fascinating part of the world and one I enjoy returning to again and again. Below are a few Burmese phrases to get you started:

Hello = min-ga-la-ba

How are you? = Nei kaun la?

I am (name) = Cha-naw yè nan-bè ga Burma Bob

(Kya-naw is replaced with kya-ma for females.)

What is your name? = Ka-mya ba kaw da lè?

Are you Burmese? = Nae ba-ma pyi ga la da la?

Good luck on your decision. Have a great week!

Mar 24, 2009 04:11 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Linda - That is amazing, I didn't know you spoke Burmese. We do live in a small world, don't we?

Mar 24, 2009 04:14 PM