As usual, still awake and working. Hopping from one website to another. Can you live with that? I'm used to this since... for quiet some time now... While listening to one of my favorite band "The Calling", the band that sang the hit song "Wherever You Will Go" and while creating some accounts to various websites, I came across with this very interesting ebook as it was featured on the site. Kinda old but I still downloaded it. It is entitled "25 Ways to Distinguish Yourself".
Here are the simplified version of the ebook, well, it's too long to put the whole content, right?
~ Simple, being part of the commodity crowd erodes your value.
Gotta finish reading this one. Bye for now. Ciao
Naliyagan Festival is celebrated annually, highlighting the commemoration of the founding anniversary of Agusan del Sur every 17th of June. Also called the Bai Naliyagan, the week-long event showcases the culture and products of the province.
The event starts with a Manobo ritual where high priest of the Manobos called the baylan summons the spiritis of the forest, giving them a safe day in celebrating the occasion, same time driving away the evil spirits to avoid mishaps. A hog is butchered as its blood is offered by the priests, praying to appease the evil spirits in exchange of the safety of the people. Tobacco, eggs, fowls, gin, candles, fruits, and leaves chewed by natives, used as a concoction called mama, are also offered.
After the spiritual ceremonies, an event called the raising of the colors is held. Each barangay has their own flag raised at its designated flag pole in the Naliyagan Plaza. Soon, a giant balloon along with small balloons are released, representing dreams, hopes, and aspirations of the people of Agusan.
From day one to day six, an array of activities are prepared to be witnessed, especially by local and foreign tourists, who are drawn in every celebration, and keep on increasing year after year. One factor the Naliyagan appeals to the crowd is the holding of the Bai Naliyagan Beauty Pageant, participated by local beauties from 13 towns.
Activities in the festival are the Agri-industrial Fair, where indigenous cottage and agricultural products are displayed for sale, essay writing, cock derby, native games such as spear throwing, boat rowing, boxing, night concert on the culmination night, various sport competition, airsoft tournament, rappelling exhibition, which is participated by several teams all over Mindanao, the Naliyagan Agri-lympics featuring the biggest farm produce, fastest manual rice miller, mudfish relay, fastest fir maker contest, piglet catching, tribal street dancing competition that highlights the colorful ethnic display of the Manobo dance that has proven to be the top crowd drawer during the festivity.
All the natives of the river valley of Agusan del Sur come together, displaying their very own dances, songs, products of both agricultural and cottage industries, and handicrafts that pictures the lifestyle of the early natives.
Due to the continous support of the indigenous people of the Agusan, the Governor of the province came up with an opportunity to feature these indigenous people, showcasing their cultural heritage, products, artifacts, and their practices, in an event that fall the same day as the foundation anniversary of Agusan.
To have it addressed by a fitting name, the Governor sought the help of the Manobo elders, and chose naliyagan, meaning the chosen one and the most loved. Thus the Naliyagan Festival is born, being celebrated at the Naliyagan Plaza, same space where official celebration in the province and official programs are held.
I was taking a break from work when I decided to drop a visit to my favorite torrent site and I bumped into this file. I got curious what is the content of that ebook since it's title is very intriguing and so I downloaded the file.
50 THINGS YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO KNOW
02. One of the Popes Wrote an Erotic Book
03. The CIA Commits Over 100,000 Serious Crimes Each Year
04. The First CIA Agent to Die in the Line of Duty Was Douglas Mackiernan
05. After 9/11, the Defense Department Wanted to Poison Afghanistan's Food Supply
06. The US Government Lies About the Number of Terrorism Convictions It Obtains
07. The US Is Planning to Provoke Terrorist Attacks
08. The US and Soviet Union Considered Detonating Nuclear Bombs on the Moon
09. Two Atomic Bombs Were Dropped on North Carolina
10. World War III Almost Started in 1995
11. The Korean War Never Ended
12. Agent Orange Was Used in Korea
13. Kent State Wasn't the Only — or Even the First —
Massacre of College Students During the Vietnam Era
14. Winston Churchill Believed in a Worldwide Jewish Conspiracy
15. The Auschwitz Tattoo Was Originally an IBM Code Number
16. Adolph Hitler's Blood Relatives Are Alive and Well in New York State
17. Around One Quarter of "Witches" Were Men
18. The Virginia Colonists Practiced Cannibalism
19. Many of the Pioneering Feminists Opposed Abortion
20. Black People Served in the Confederate Army
21. Electric Cars Have Been Around Since the 1880s
22. Juries Are Allowed to Judge the Law, Not Just the Facts
23. The Police Aren't Legally Obligated to Protect You
24. The Government Can Take Your House and Land, Then Sell Them to Private Corporations
25. The Supreme Court Has Ruled That You're Allowed to Ingest Any Drug,
Especially If You're an Addict
26. The Age of Consent in Most of the US Is Not Eighteen
27. Most Scientists Don't Read All of the Articles They Cite
28. Louis Pasteur Suppressed Experiments That Didn't Support His Theories
29. The Creator of the GAIA Hypothesis Supports Nuclear Power
30. Genetically-Engineered Humans Have Already Been Born
31. The Insurance Industry Wants to Genetically Test All Policy Holders
32. Smoking Causes Problems Other Than Lung Cancer and Heart Disease
33. Herds of Milk-Producing Cows Are Rife With Bovine Leukemia Virus
34. Most Doctors Don't Know the Radiation Level of CAT Scans
35. Medication Errors Kill Thousands Each Year
36. Prescription Drugs Kill Over 100,000 Annually
37. Work Kills More People Than War
38. The Suicide Rate Is Highest Among the Elderly
39. For Low-Risk People, a Positive Result from an HIV Test Is Wrong Half the Time
40. DNA Matching Is Not Infallible
42. The Bayer Company Made Heroin
43. LSD Has Been Used Successfully in Psychiatric Therapy
44. Carl Sagan Was an Avid Pot-Smoker
45. One of the Heroes of Black Hawk Down Is a Convicted Child Molester
46. The Auto Industry Says That SUV Drivers Are Selfish and Insecure
47. The Word "Squaw" Is Not a Derisive Term for the Vagina
48. You Can Mail Letters for Little or No Cost
49. Advertisers' Influence on the News Media Is Widespread
50. The World's Museums Contain Innumerable Fakes
Try it for yourselves, it's really a good book.
I'm about to sleep and I stumble to this blog post. I really find this one very interesting.
So people out there especially kids, always and always listen to your mothers. They know what's best for us.
Here is the detail of that letter.
I was working on a rainy Monday and my Princessita, probably tired of playing and making a mess out of everything, kept on bugging me to buy some food to eat. While at the sari-sari store, the Durian-flavored Fudgee Barr caught my attention and gave me the idea to make a Refrigerator Cake. Ref Cake, as it is commonly known, is called such because it simply requires cooling in the fridge. My mother used to make this for snack time and uses these mini cakes for its layers. And so, without hesitation, I bought 6 peices of Fudgee Barrs, as well as Graham Crackers, and the food tripping began.
2. Combine condensed milk and all-purpose cream. Mix well.
3. Layer the Fudgee Barr, in a glass pan or any rectangular container.
4. Pour all-purpose cream and condensed milk filling on top until fully covered.
5. Repeat by putting layers of cookies, crackers or Fudgee Barr according to your liking and filling until you’ve used it all.
7. Put it in the refrigerator and chill overnight.
I don't really know if many people have done this already but one thing is for sure, doing this with your loved ones really makes it more enjoyable. I felt sorry for the bad weather, but we really had a great time!
Description: If you are bored and want to find the real fun thing then the right action game would do the task for you.
When you are in a mood to find the real fun and exciting thing and action in your life then the right Action Games are the thing which you should get. It is always fun to play games in which you take the charge as the hero of the game and have to save the world, the girl or the treasure. It can be about anything and you would love every part of the game. There are many different kinds of Action Games which you can easily find in the market but you should be careful while choosing the game for yourself. You should first try to see the preview of the game before purchasing it so that you do not have to get disappointed after the purchase. The Action Games allow you to bring some extra action to your life. This would make your more energetic and enthusiastic about the things.
There are different kinds of games that include different types of actions. There are some games in which you just have to fight with the villains or vamps while in others you have a certain task to complete. You are on a journey and have to save the world or some other creature. You can also find some imaginative and unreal creatures in most of the Action Games which are enough to give you the kind of entertainment you are looking for. You can fight the world easily and safely too with the help of playing such games.
When it comes to greeting people in Italian, there are certain nuances you ought to bear in mind. While a simple ‘Hi’ or ‘Hello’ is sufficient in greeting someone in English (even someone like your priest), in Italian, this depends on how well you know the person and the relationship you share. The difference is basically in the formal and the informal usage.
Keeping it Casual:
In interacting with friends, close family members, people of the same age group, peers, shopkeepers, etc., casual is usually the way to go. ‘Ciao’, pronounced, chow, does the work of saying a casual hi/hello in Italian. However, using this casual form of greeting with everyone is not suggested, especially the elderly. What might come as a surprise to you is that ‘Ciao’ is also used as a casual term to say ‘goodbye’. Yes, the same word to say ‘Hello’ and well as ‘Goodbye’.
Going the Formal Way:
If you are to learn the Italian language as a part of your school’s curriculum, the standard form of greeting you will encounter is, ‘Buongiorno’, pronounced, bwon-JOR-no. This literally translates into ‘good day’; with ‘buon’ meaning good, and ‘giorno’ meaning day. ‘Buongiorno’, by the way, can only be used to say hi/hello and not goodbye.
In continuing to use the same format, this greeting changes with the time of the day it is used. In the late afternoon or evening it is more apt to say, ‘Buona sera’, which translates to ‘good evening’. In the morning, you will still say, ‘Buongiorno’.
Bear in mind, who you’re interacting with makes an important difference in the term you should use. For example, you really would not want to be saying ‘Ciao’ to the Pope if you chanced upon a meeting with him.
As you travel to different parts of Italy, you will notice local differences when it comes to people greeting each other. In the southern part of the country you are more likely to come across the term ‘Salve’, pronounced sal-ve. ‘Mandi’, pronounced mahn-dee, is a Friulian term; and ‘Bona die’, pronounced boh-na dee-ah, is the Sardinian way of saying hi/hello.
The Physical Aspect:
Remember that native Italians are rather prone to using physical greetings when saying hi/hello. This can come in the form of a handshake in between men, and a kiss on one or both cheeks when it comes to women. When it comes to men and women interacting with each other, this depends on the relationship they share. For instance, relatives, irrespective of their genders, generally greet each other with a kiss on both cheeks.
Once you’re comfortable in using these terms to say Hi or Hello in Italian, you can take the next step and try incorporating more words to make the greeting more personalized. For instance: learn how to say ‘Ciao Bella’ next, and use it with the ladies (it simply means hello beautiful).
Understand that learning Italian is not as hard as it’s often made out to be. Start with the basics, get your pronunciation right, and practice regularly. A great thing is the online sphere has opened up a large variety of learning resources for you to choose from, and this will only help in your learning this language.