# This is an authorized translation in English of a post in French by Vincent Le Roy (@vincentleroy): [LE DOSSIER VALMY (Thriller) : Chapitre 21](https://steemit.com/roman/@vincentleroy/le-dossier-valmy-thriller-chapitre-21) <sup>As my primary language is not English, there are probably some mistakes in my translation.</sup> ## Remember that the person who speaks here is NOT me, Vincent Celier (@vcelier), but Vincent Le Roy (@vincentleroy), a French guy. *** <center> ![the_valmy_file_2000.png](https://steemitimages.com/DQmQm2taWAkJuhDJt9ntjpmKorwz4gfNyYax4HqRFRaWuvb/the_valmy_file_2000.png) </center> # Chapter 21: Christmas gifts # Fall 2006 has been exhausting. Between the obligations of the German contract and the answers to be prepared in the various lawsuits, I did not waste a minute. I always get up at 5:00 AM and always come back late. As soon as I arrive, I put some glasses of wine to decompress and I collapse on the couch. Julie has a habit of sleeping alone. Paradoxically, it is also the first t
![floor.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmQMgFuJm6Kmvk4QpMBiRt2QZP2vtMpc24S1zxdnG6Tmtj/floor.jpg) I met up with Slav (the owner) to see the party house yesterday. We needed more details about the house and the rooms, and since I'm down the road and the owner so nice and accommodating we made the trip up late in the afternoon to see him and the house. I googled the address and sure enough it is an easy walk to Echo point and The Three Sisters, but it's a much more considerable walk to the station. There's buses, taxis and uber to help you get around Katoomba, but if you don't mind walking it's totally do able. The Echo point end (where the house is located) is where the nicer tourist spots and accommodation are. Lilianfels, Echoes and Echoe Point; Scenic World is also over this end of Katoomba although it's over on the side a bit. On the way over I kept praying that it was up to a certain standard. I really wanted everyone to have a nice place to stay in. We went from a city location with Harbour views,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQIr_rvrpiY As an African learning about the cryptocurrency space SmartCash has been extremely relevant. I have my own testimony from South Africa, but I want you to check out this video that was shot in Zimbabwe about how SmartCash has uplifted the people of Zimbabwe. The country has been crippled by centralized banking so much so that they are now using the US dollar as a means to transact. People in Zimbabwe are movingthis crypto in the capacity of their own privacy. The great thing about SmartCash is the incentive to hodl SMART for the snapshot on the 25th. I'm posting this clip to remind you that this is an opportunity to stake rewards until Christmas so that your Christmas can be the most memorable this year in 2018
![tall pine 1024.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmV3BisiMZ4n7ZhAL7rLxMrCLzQ5dZGXweCShde6Qx9Bbi/tall%20pine%201024.jpg) Saw this tall pine tree. My first thought was that this is a good candidate to be the annual Christmas tree that is erected at Honolulu Hale for the Honolulu City Lights display. Though it may be tall enough, it doesn't look full enough to be "the one". I wonder who scours the island to find the right tree to be presented in all its glory at our annual event? That's a lot of pressure!
Some of the topics that have given me the most curiosity about the life of the human being is: **¿WHY WHEN WE FULFILL YEARS, DO WE CELEBRATE IT?** ![preguntas.png](https://steemitimages.com/DQmWAFJsPiTzCPrXnchZ2Hh3eY28ZfwREJyS4H6pt4QedVA/preguntas.png) You have asked yourself that same question, ¿ever?, ¿Who in life has never celebrated a birthday? Maybe from a friend or a family member, even from oneself, either publicly or privately, I think we've all done sometime, but why? And for what? In the course of life, people from the day they are born, parents are already celebrating your first birthday, even days before the baby is born, some parents decide to celebrate the baby shower. ![7960.png](https://steemitimages.com/DQmRhc5FJ1AAaGewBpaBjqWvqKSAkKU5toHYcQ1Ms2cudED/7960.png) **¿BUT WHERE COMES OF DOES THE TRADITION OF CELEBRATING THE BIRTHDAY COME FROM?** Various sources affirm us: That celebrating a person's birthday has been going on for a long time in history, and that this tradition was bo
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