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Welcome to ‘Bamboo Blog’

This Blog will be looking at every subject under the sun that I have read, been taught, I have bought it or have taken an interest in.

yaconexpert.comYacon Syrup is a new weight loss product that shot to fame in an episode of Dr.Oz. I have done a separate post on this subject as I am taking it at present; or you can take a look at these 2 websites:



It is also looking into Snoring, Sleep Apnea & Devices to help snoring. SleepingDen.com is a great website that has an exclusive offer on a snoring product called SnoreWizard. It usually retails at £44.99 but they have a deal for £39 & includes Free Worldwide Delivery!!.

Here is a review I have done on YouTube - http://youtu.be/BZspd4fzPVU

Can’t wait? – Get your SnoreWizard here – Buy Now


Other interests are ‘Man’ things!! – The Man Guidebook. This is where we look at male enhancement products such as VirilityEx. The review site is http://virilityexhelp.com.


If you want to get hold of it now, follow the link – Virility Ex – Buy Now. Or watch the below video – direct link on YouTube can be found HERE


On ‘Bamboo Blog’ I shall bee looking at products that I have bought, this includes –  Here is one of my websites that looks at a new product on the market - Natural Body Defense, this is a review site about the product. It also Bottle_190has a Facebook Page - Natural Body Defense Facebook Page.

Other things that might be of interest to my readers are health issues – inflammation & how to fight it with types of food!NBD also has a Facebook Page. To get hold of the product now follow this Link – Natural Body Defense – Buy Now


Idollashhelp.comOther products that people may be interested in are some that my wife has purchased (seemed only right that she got her say!!). She has been using an eyelash enhancer called Idol Lash.

There is a review website for this product which is where my wife found out about it – http://idollashhelp.com.

My niece loved the product, here is her talking about it – If you are interested in buying it follow this link - Idol Lash – Buy Now

One product that has been around for quite some time – Venapro. This is a Hemorrhoid Relief system; a 2 stage remedy. For my info about it, check out the review site I found it on http://venaprohelp.org. There is a small video about it on YouTube


If you are suffering, then get along to the website & buy some – Venapro – Buy Now


 I have just sound deadened my Volkswagen T4 van with a kit I found on the internet…it is superb!! Very easy to fit & really insulates the ride – Volkswagen Sound Deadening Kits.

I have also been looking into Internet marketing, of affiliate marketing & have discovered a guy who seems to be on a journey into it, so I have subscribed to his blog to find out more – NigelGriffithsOnline/Blog

Yacon Syrup – What Is It All About?

Yacon Syrup has become massive recently after appearing on Dr.Oz

Just 1 spoonful before every meal is supposed to have amazing weight loss benefits!

According to the claims it causes a “significant decrease in body weight, waist circumference and body mass index”. (NB: It did also say that you may feel hungry & go to the loo more often – laxative effect).

Yacon SyrupThere are 3 main products – Yacon Diet, Yacon Molasses & Yacon Syrup Plus. There is a good website I found which reviews all these products – YaconExpert.com

The other website I found which was useful was YaconReviewed.com

Other useful links are:

Yacon – Wikipedia
YaconReviewed.com - A review website that was pretty helpful
Yacon – Metabolism Game Changer – Link to Dr.Oz Video

The Wire – Season 1

The Wire – Season One 

Not as action packed or as full of ‘hyped’ entertainment as the other TV programmes, Season One of the Wire starts off the entire series in the right way.


It concentrates on the lives of the characters in such a deep way that it sets itself apart from other shows. It unveils the characters as well as the city of Baltimore.

In the first few episodes we see the legal issues within the City it’s police department, whether it is individuals selfish desires about their career rather than their job or simply being lazy. We also begin to see and understand life  on the streets, from a witness being murdered to the hard life of the drug game, and the pain, inflammation and anguish it can cause.

Season One is impressively simply helped by the speed with which it takes us into the lives of the characters. There is an instant rapport forged with characters such as Jimmy McNulty, the detective, Stringer Bell, the intelligent second in command drug lord, and of course Avon Barksdale, the leader of the drug operation & body defense.

However, that is just the start. Once the main characters are established we are treated to finding out about far more characters like Bodie, Wallace, Omar Little and especially D’Angelo begin to come into their own.

Season 1 focusses  on the black lower class and its interactions with the city and the its police department. It gives us an inside look at the drug operation run by Avon Barksdale and Stringer Bell. It also takes a look at the City’s Police Dept. & all the good & bad that comes with it.

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The Wire – A Summary

The Wire – Season 1 Summary

Set in Baltimore, this show centers around the city’s inner-city drug scene. It starts as mid-level drug dealer, D’Angelo Barksdale beats a murder rap. After a conversation with a judge, Det. James McNulty has been assigned to lead a joint homicide and narcotics team, in order to bring down drug kingpin Avon Barksdale.

One of the links on this website – China Bamboo Centre is concerned only with inflammation & it’s health effects

Avon Barksdale, accompanied by his right-hand man Stringer Bell, enforcer Wee-Bey and many lieutenants (including his own nephew, D’Angelo Barksdale), has to deal with law enforcement, informants in his own camp, and competition with a local rival, Omar, who’s been robbing Barksdale’s dealers and reselling the drugs.

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The supervisor of the investigation, Lt. Cedric Daniels, has to deal with his own problems, such as a corrupt bureaucracy, some of his detectives beating suspects, hard-headed but determined Det. McNulty, and a blackmailing deputy. The show depicts the lives of every part of the drug “food chain”, from junkies to dealers, and from cops to politicians. Written by Yuri

Taken from IMDB - 23rd Aug 13


The Wire – The Start of my Journey.

Well, this is where it all starts…..

A friend of mine, Danny, years ago now, said I should watch ‘The Wire’. He had heard that it got great reviews & was well worth watching.

I do generally trust his views on TV, so went about purchasing The Wire – Season 1. http://besttvonline.net/home-page-of-best-tv-online/the-wire-season-1/

It wasn’t plain sailing I’ll be honest & he did tell me that I would just need to trust him & plough through 3 or 4 episodes without giving up. He was right, quite a few times I did think about dumping it & looking into watching something else. Why?

The drug corner scenes (of which there are many) are just drug dealers talking ‘street’ & for someone who likes to listen to all the words that are spoken this is HARD to follow….in fact it is so slang that it is almost impossible.

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BUT…..the one piece of advice I would give, is do not get bogged down with trying to understand everything, just go with the flow & you will work out what is going on & that is all you need to do…..just get the general idea.

Then comes the magic moment somewhere between episode 2 & 4 for most people…..& it just clicks! And that my friends, is when it gets you.

You are in.

From there on in, you will be hooked.

The story is so well written & the characters are so deep & engaging. The lead character – Jimmy McNulty is just superb & written with the ‘Warts & All’ approach, the same as all the characters…..nobody is a saint in this programme. Another reason why it’s so real (the same goes with inflammation!!)

Knowing that there were only 5 seasons & that it had finished meant I treated it differently. I enjoyed Season 1 & then gave myself a rest & watched other shows. I did this with all seasons until I was on the last episode of Season 5 & I did wait 2 or 3 days before I watched it.

It was gutting that this was it.

What about the Facebook Page for NBD

It had finished. Never to return.

It was quite depressing really, I do remember feeling gutted at the time, but as they say…..all good things come to an end.

……& what the heck! you can watch them again & again….& guess what, like wine, it gets better with age & it gives more & more, the more you understand it.

If you are thinking of watching….don’t think….Do! Just get past the first 4 episodes & that will be it.


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