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  

Direct: 408 410 4171

"Have a Wonderful Day"



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