5,000 HP ๐Ÿฌ I'm A Half-Dolphin Now!! ๐ŸŒŠ

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Well, I've finally reached another Hive milestone I thought previously impossible, I'm more than 50% of the way to dolphinhood.

I've had a lot of help along the way, and I'm blessed to have a few curators and whales that have boosted me thus far, otherwise I probably would've given up a long time ago already.


๐ŸŽฏ Gotta Have Goals ๐Ÿฅ…


ย  ย  ย I'm a little bit behind schedule, but I'm hoping to dolphin-ize before the end of 2020. Post payouts above $20 are a distant dream from many months ago, but I remain undeterred.

ย  ย  ย  Either way, I have found reasons to stay here this long, and even if this whole thing becomes a failed experiment, @Sreypov and the @KidSisters have learned computer skills that will last a lifetime.

a Western Union branch near our house in Paramaribo, Suriname

ย  ย  ย As things have worsened in Suriname, we are still stranded here, and now 100% reliant on Western Union as the most efficient way and usually the only way to access our funds, albeit at huge losses.

ย  ย  ย A positive spirit is the only thing we have control of in this time. We've lost our life savings in an exodus from Cambodia that landed us in Ecuador where we hoped to re-open our restaurant, but instead were robbed blind by our immigration lawyer, Joseph Guznay, who I can now name and shame as we are out of the country.

ย  ย  ย COVID-19 has further wrecked our lives and hopes of financially recovering from this blunder while in Suriname.

stay distracted, stay distracted, stay distracted


๐Ÿ›ƒ Where is Home? ๐Ÿ 


ย  ย  ย I wish we had the luxury of struggling to make our monthly house payments and all the other things many people are able to do. Unfortunately we must have a place that will allow us to remain a family, have access to funds and participate in the local economy.

ย  ย  ย We just want to save some money, live a happy life, and now it's not even important if we ever own land or a house, but that the @KidSisters have better life than us.

ย  ย  ย Hive is a big part of that, and if we can ever get back to Cambodia or a much cheaper country than Suriname, we could have a shot at this dream still. Either way as long as the @KidSisters don't lose their password, they have a tiny portable financial safety net.

wait, wait and wait some more

ย  ย  ย For now our home is the the queue, and as we watch Venezuelans go back home illegally by land through Guyana, we often wish we had a native country we could back to so easily.

ย  ย  ย We hold the faith and stand firm, knowing there are big forces keeping us in Suriname for the foreseeable future, and it's our temporary home whether we want it or not.


๐Ÿ Is Hive Home? ๐Ÿฏ


ย  ย  ย We hold the faith and stand firm, knowing there are big forces keeping us in Suriname for the foreseeable future, and it's our temporary home whether we want it or not.

ย  ย  ย This dysfunctional family on Hive is the most stable thing in our lives right now, and that is really hard to believe, but that's why we've put so much effort into it.

what a strange new world we are living in

ย  ย  ย If we an ever get back to Cambodia some day, we'd love to open a language school again, but I'd love to have a computer room where we could teach 10-12 young Cambodians how to blog on Hive.

ย  ย  ย If that dream is to ever come true, we'll need a powerful account to curate and give incentives to students, so perhaps we are laying that foundation here in Suriname, only time will tell.

ย  ย  ย Thanks to all of you Hivers that have supported me this far, especially @Joshman who has gone above and beyond by setting me as a partial beneficiary on many recent posts, which will surely help me in my goal of reaching 10,000 HP before 2020.


๐Ÿ™ THANKS FOR READING ๐Ÿ™

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Dad
@JustinParke
Mom
@SreyPov
Srey-Yuu
@KidSisters
Monkey B
@KidSisters

WE PROUDLY SUPPORT

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A little over 5,000 HP is a Dolphin.

So you are only a couple hundred HIVE away from Dolphin.

Congrats on your accomplishment.

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That is a pleasant surprise indeed. It really is just gamification, but it's fun to have some milestones.

I'd personally like to be able to dispense $1.00 upvotes with 100% voting weight at 80% voting power. With this kind of power I could deliver a lot of curation surprises on the blockchain, and hopefully bring a lot of smiles.

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Congratulations. I think I'll reach 10 000 HP this year, if all goes well. ๐Ÿ˜

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Well, that is kind of another side-goal of mine too, let's hope it happens for both of us this year in spite of the 'rona.

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You received more than 15000 upvotes. Your next target is to reach 20000 upvotes.

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A very moving post, best wishes for improved circumstances!

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Hey, Missouri. Half of my family has is rooted in Branson and Joplin Missouri. I spent a lot of time there as a kid.

Thanks @blueeyes8960 for the support. You're above and beyond, and we remain positive, big hugs from Suriname.

Have a !BEER if I have another one left.

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Awesome stuff on the power up! Actually you're more like 98% dolphin now as it's 5130HP or something like this to get to dolphin!

I hope you can get back to Cambodia and continue with the work and projects you want to pursue. Hopefully Hive can give you some financial support in the mean time.

Take care

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Thanks bro. Now that you say that, I think I was confusing old Steem info that I faintly remember, thinking the converted vesting shares were 10,000 + some change, but 5,000 + some change is more or less here already.

For now Hive is main source of income, hard to believe that's what it's come to, but we are hanging on by a thread in Suriname, but it does get better everyday.

We have noticed the government turning a blind-eye to a lot of street business that normally would require a license. A street-side mini-cafe may be possible if the economy here keeps failing.

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To be honest, I don't really fully understand the vesting shares but I don't think regular users will need to worry about it too much - you are knocking on the door of dolphinhood ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Keep on going man and hang in there, it will get better and I'm happy to read that it is getting better every day for you ๐Ÿ’ช

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Congrats!!! Well deserved!!!

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Thanks a million, a long time coming indeed, but lately @Sreypov is the one killing it on Hive. She does the daytime cooking and I do the evening meals, so photography for my recipe posts is not as easy to set up.

I generally teach Khmer online, take care of the homeschooling and help everyone with their Hive posts in the morning and afternoons.

Have a !BEER if you drink.

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yeah so unfair, it's winter here and too dark for photography haha! And her recipes are amazing - good on her! Maybe if you're nice to her she'll upvote your posts!

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You are confusing "vesting shares" (measured in "vests"/"megavests") with HivePower (HP). They're related, and one can be calculated from the other, just as 'meters' and 'centimeters' can be converted to the other.

As @nickyhavey said in his comment, a little over 5,000 HP makes you a Dolphin. You'll soon get your badge from @hivebuzz, and it could happen any time now! CONGRATS on reaching Dolphinhood! ๐Ÿฌ

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Thanks for the additional info on the "vesting shares"!

I generally try to stay away from using that term and definition as I don't fully understand it myself - probably "intermediate to advanced" knowledge of the blockchain.

So I stick to HP and know that it is around the "5" number for the different levels, just add a 0 on depending on how high up you are ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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That's an easy enough system to keep in mind, the 5s.

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Yeah I like easy things to remember, this works for me pretty well, at least for the moment!

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Thanks @thekittygirl, for some reason I thought I had stellar memory from Steemit days, and remembered incorrectly. I thought the amount of vesting shares it took to dolphin-ize was roughly 10,000 HP + some change, but I am happily wrong.

I think I powered up 10 or so HIVE, reaching roughly 5,170HP when I received a dolphin notification last night.

So...done deal dolphinized!

Have a !BEER if one's available.

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You need to stake more BEER (24 staked BEER allows you to call BEER one time per day)

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Congratulations and I wish the best for your family and your dreams! Everything will be better in the future. Stay Strong. ๐ŸŒž

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Congrats! And don't you worry, as things are slowly (way too slow) coming back to "normal" we will try everything to make your stay in our country a memorable one :)

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Thanks, you've already done so much just being visitors. Adventures are just an extra bonus. Have a BRO if it's recharged.

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Congrats Bredda! Gotta love the Dolphin ;)
All the Best for You and Your Family.
Greetings

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You'll get there @justinparke You've done an amazing job with the Hive Comic and engaging everyone on Hive. And hope one day you'll be able to return to your home with your family.

Take care.

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