Tag Archives: Society

Vietnam – A Country on Two Wheels

Thought you might enjoy some of the pictures I took last month of motorbikes zipping through the streets of Saigon, Da Nang, Hoi An, Hue, Halong Bay, and Ha Noi.

‘Like, Like’ Goes the Dynamite

Today’s teens really value what they see on social media. What a person posts offers a glimpse into the life they live, what they have, and inevitably their happiness. But sometimes the reality couldn’t be further from that.

Apple TV: It’s Time You Cut The Cord

Do you watch television? Do you pay for channels you don’t watch? Are there too many commercial interruptions? Do you record shows so that you can watch them later? Is your Internet connection 5 mbps or greater? If you answered yes to all of the above, then it’s time you consider cutting the cord!

Beautiful Pressures: The Influence and Impact of Beauty on Society

Lights. Camera. Action. In the media, we are constantly seeing abnormally thin women with flawless complexions that look like they are living the ideal lives. When many people look at an advertisement they often question what they could do to be more like the models. Will this product make me prettier? Will this product make me skinnier? One would not think that every ad you see is a lie; every image is retouched. This is a strategy used to make the women look more desirable.

Where to read Around The World in Eighty Missions

“Around The World In Eighty Missions”, by Jacques Tocatlian is available as a PDF download and an book online.

Around The World In Eighty Missions: Introduction

This Book is not an autobiography. It is rather the product of an interaction between imagination, experience, fiction, reminiscence and fantasy. A cocktail mixed in the environment of Unesco – the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – and tempered by a sprinkling of light humor.

Does Life Start At Sixty?

At my recent farewell party at the Unesco Headquarters, in Paris, the Assistant Director-General had said in his speech, “After thirty years of service, our friend Jacques Dupont is retiring. Lucky man ! He will be free at last. He will rest. He will rediscover the joys of life. He will do exactly what he always dreamt to do. Jacques Dupont will finally be his own master.”