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Mula ngayon, isa ka nang tunay na Windang Filipino!

Sunday, 31 January 2010

Dilang Maanghang

Bakit kaya hindi makuha sa pag inom ng tubig na pa-kalmahin ang dila pagkatapos maka-kain ng maanghang na pagkain?...
Ang mga pampa-anghang o spices sa na karaniwang nasa maanghang na pagkain ay ma-mantika o oily. At katulad noong mga bata tayo na pinagsasama ang tubig at langis eh, hindi talaga sila maghahalo. Dadaanan lang ng ininom nating tubig ang mga oily spices. Ngayon, paano mo na kakalmahin ang dila mong may anghang?... Kumain ng tinapay... Ang tinapay ang mag-absorb dun sa oily spices. Pwede din dyan ang gatas. Ang gatas ay may laman na "casein" na didikit dun sa mga oily spices para maalis sa dila. Ang alcohol din ay tumutunaw ng oily spices.

Yun naman pala eh. Kaya pala swabe ang maanghang na pulutan sa mga inuman. Ayos! Pero ingat din, dahil hindi kaya i-relaks ng tinapay, gatas, o alcohol ang mga maa-anghang na salita. Hehehe.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Sablayers: Bilang 19

Kopyadora Da Explorer... Sitahin kaya siya ni Mr. Professor??!!...

Friday, 8 January 2010

Facebook Color Update sa mga Lalake?

Medyo may mga nawindang sa color status sa Facebook ngayon. Yun pala color ng bra. Ok lang. Astig naman dahil para daw ito sa breast cancer awareness.

So paano naman sa mga lalake? Color ng brief?! Hehehe. Baka lumabas na common ang color status na White, Black, o Gray. Abangan na lang sa mga friends nyo kung may kulay Pink at Yellow. =)

Monday, 4 January 2010

Trivia Ng 3 Kings

The Magi were astrologers and probably came from Persia or Southern Arabia. They are believed to be linked with the priesthood of Zoroastrianism, who practised astrology. The 5th Century BC historian Herodotus attested to the astrological prowess of the priests of Persia. Which star did the Magi follow?

In ancient astrology, the giant planet Jupiter was styled as the King's Planet, representing the highest god and ruler of the universe: Marduk to the Babylonians; Zeus to the Greeks; Jupiter to the Romans. The ringed planet Saturn was deemed the shield of Palestine, while the constellation of Pisces, which was also associated with Syria and Palestine, represented epochal events. Jupiter encountering Saturn in Pisces would have meant that a divine and cosmic ruler was to appear in Palestine.

The astronomer Kepler noted in the early 17th century that every 805 years, Jupiter and Saturn come into conjunction, with Mars joining the configuration a year later. Since Kepler, astronomers have computed that for ten months in 7BC, Jupiter and Saturn traveled very close to each other in the night sky, and in May, September, and December of that year, they were conjoined. Mars joined the configuration in February of 6BC.

The Chinese had more exact and more complete astronomical records than the astrologers of the Middle East, particularly in their tabulations of comets and novae. In 1871, astronomer John Williams published an authoritative list of comets derived from Chinese annuals. Over March and April 5BC, Comet No. 52 on the Williams list appeared for some 70 days near the constellation Capricorn, and would have been visible in both the Far and Middle East. As each night wore on, the comet would seem to have moved westward across the southern sky. This could have been the Magi's astral marker. Comet No. 53 on the Williams list is a tailless comet - which could have been a nova - that appeared over March and April in 4BC in constellation Aquila, which was also visible all over the East.

The star that the Magi followed - the Star of Bethlehem - could be any of the astral markers that appeared in 6, 5 and 4BC.

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

New Year Trivia


"Auld Lang Syne" is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year. At least partially written by Robert Burns in the 1700's, it was first published in 1796 after Burns' death. Early variations of the song were sung prior to 1700 and inspired Burns to produce the modern rendition. An old Scotch tune, "Auld Lang Syne" literally means "old long ago," or simply, "the good old days." Here are the lyrics:

Auld Lang Syne Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot and days of auld lang syne?
For auld Lang syne, my dear, for auld Lang syne,
We'll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld Lang syne.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot and days of auld Lang syne?
And here's a hand, my trusty friend and gie's a hand o' thine
We'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet for auld Lang syne

The celebration of the new year is the oldest of all holidays. It was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago. In the years around 2000 BC, the Babylonian New Year began with the first New Moon (actually the first visible crescent) after the Vernal Equinox (first day of spring). The beginning of spring is a logical time to start a new year. After all, it is the season of rebirth, of planting new crops, and of blossoming. The Romans continued to observe the new year in late March, but their calendar was continually tampered with by various emperors so that the calendar soon became out of synchronization with the sun. In order to set the calendar right, the Roman senate, in 153 BC, declared January 1 to be the beginning of the new year. But tampering continued until Julius Caesar, in 46 BC, established what has come to be known as the Julian Calendar. It again established January 1 as the new year. But in order to synchronize the calendar with the sun, Caesar had to let the previous year drag on for 445 days. The first of January was dedicated by the Romans to their God of Gates and Doors, Janus. A very old Italian God, Janus has a distinctive artistic appearance in that he is commonly depicted with two faces ... one regarding what is behind and the other looking toward what lies ahead. Thus, Janus is representative of contemplation on the happenings of an old year while looking forward to the new.

Ancient Egyptians originally celebrated the New Year with the Feast of Opet around the middle of June, which was when the Nile River usually overflowed its banks. Consequently, people were unable to work and would be free to take part in the festivities. Statues of the God, Amon, together with effigies of his wife and son, would be taken by boat down the Nile from Karnak to Luxor, where the people would sing, dance and feast for a 24 days before transporting the statues back to the temple. Phoenicians and Persians proclaimed the beginning of the New Year on the Autumnal Equinox (September 22nd).

New Year's Baby

The tradition of using a baby to signify the new year was begun in Greece around 600 BC It was their tradition at that time to celebrate their god of wine, Dionysus, by parading a baby in a basket, representing the annual rebirth of that god as the spirit of fertility. Early Egyptians also used a baby as a symbol of rebirth. The use of an image of a baby with a New Years banner as a symbolic representation of the new year was brought to early America by the Germans. They had used the effigy since the fourteenth century. Other traditions of the season include the making of New Year's resolutions, which also dates back to the early Babylonians. Popular modern resolutions might include the promise to lose weight or quit smoking. The early Babylonian's most popular resolution was to return borrowed farm equipment.
The first rooftop celebration atop One Times Square, complete with a fireworks display, took place in 1904. The New York Times produced this event to inaugurate its new headquarters in Times Square and celebrate the renaming of Longacre Square to Times Square. The first Ball Lowering celebration atop One Times Square was held on December 31, 1907 and is now a worldwide symbol of the turn of the New Year, seen via satellite by more than one billion people each year. The original New Year's Eve Ball weighed 700 pounds and was 5 feet in diameter. It was made of iron and wood and was decorated with 100 25-watt light bulbs.

It was thought that one could affect the luck they would have throughout the coming year by what they did or ate on the first day of the year. For that reason, it has become common for folks to celebrate the first few minutes of a brand new year in the company of family and friends. Parties often last into the middle of the night after the ringing in of a new year. It was once believed that the first visitor on New Year's Day would bring either good luck or bad luck the rest of the year. Special New Year foods are also thought to bring luck. Many cultures believe that anything in the shape of a ring is good luck, because it symbolizes "coming full circle," completing a year's cycle. For that reason, the Dutch believe that eating donuts on New Year's Day will bring good fortune.

Many parts of the U.S. celebrate the new year by consuming black-eyed peas. These legumes are typically accompanied by either hog jowls or ham. Black-eyed peas and other legumes have been considered good luck in many cultures. The hog, and thus its meat, is considered lucky because it symbolizes prosperity. Cabbage is another "good luck" vegetable that is consumed on New Year's Day by many. Cabbage leaves are also considered a sign of prosperity, being representative of paper currency. In some regions, rice is a lucky food that is eaten on New Year's Day.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Pasko Trivia

The word "Christmas" means "Mass of Christ," later shortened to "Christ-Mass." The even shorter form "Xmas" - first used in Europe in the 1500s - is derived from the Greek alphabet, in which X is the first letter of Christ's name: Xristos, therefore "X-Mass."

Today we know that Christ was not born on the 25th of December. The date was chosen to coincide with the pagan Roman celebrations honouring Saturnus (the harvest god) and Mithras (the ancient god of light), a form of sun worship. These celebrations came on or just after the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, to announce that winter is not forever, that life continues, and an invitation to stay in good spirit.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Sablayers: Bilang 18

Patay tayo dyan!

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

"Unfriend"

"Unfriend" ang Oxford Word of the Year. Ano ba ibig sabihin nun?

Unfriend – verb – To remove someone as a ‘friend’ on a social networking site such as Facebook.

May mga nakalaban pa ang "unfriend" sa Word of the Year at heto sila:

Hashtag – a # [hash] sign added to a word or phrase that enables Twitter users to search for tweets (postings on the Twitter site) that contain similarly tagged items and view thematic sets.

Intexticated – distracted because texting on a cellphone while driving a vehicle.

Netbook – a small, very portable laptop computer with limited memory.

Paywall – a way of blocking access to a part of a website which is only available to paying subscribers.

Sexting – the sending of sexually explicit texts and pictures by cellphone.

Freemium – a business model in which some basic services are provided for free, with the aim of enticing users to pay for additional, premium features or content.

Funemployed – taking advantage of one’s newly unemployed status to have fun or pursue other interests.

Zombie bank – a financial institution whose liabilities are greater than its assets, but which continues to operate because of government support.

Ardi – (Ardipithecus ramidus) oldest known hominid, discovered in Ethiopia during the 1990s and announced to the public in 2009.

Birther – a conspiracy theorist who challenges President Obama’s birth certificate.

Choice mom – a person who chooses to be a single mother.

Death panel – a theoretical body that determines which patients deserve to live, when care is rationed.

Teabagger – a person, who protests President Obama’s tax policies and stimulus package, often through local demonstrations known as “Tea Party” protests (in allusion to the Boston Tea Party of 1773).

Brown state ­– a US state that does not have strict environmental regulations.

Green state – a US state that has strict environmental regulations.

Ecotown – a town built and run on eco-friendly principles.

Deleb – a dead celebrity.

Tramp stamp – a tattoo on the lower back, usually on a woman.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Crayola Trivia


More than 100 billion crayons have been produced so far. The first crayons consisted of a mixture of charcoal and oil. In the early 1900s, cousins Edwin Binney and Harold Smith developed a nontoxic wax crayon. Binney's wife, Alice, attached the French word for chalk, craie, with "ola," from oily, to form the Crayola brand name. Their first box of Crayola crayons were sold for a nickel in 1903.

The first Crayola crayons came in a box of eight colours: black, blue, brown, green, orange, purple, red and yellow. By 1957, 40 new colours were introduced. Today there are more than 120 crayon colours, including Atomic Tangerine, Blizzard Blue, Mango Tango, Outrageous Orange, Laser Lemon, Screamin' Green and Shocking Pink. Over 5 billion crayons are produced each year.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

7 Last Words Bago Na-sisante sa Trabaho

1. "Bobo naman yang si boss eh."
2. "Walang kwenta ang kumpanyang ito."
3. "Ipo-promote kita basta lagi lang tayong mag-date."
4. "Kalokohan yang termination after 3 consecutive lates... Ako nga 4 lates na eh!"
5. "Ma-reimburse ko nga itong 100 dollars worth of chocolates sa business trip ko."
6. "Bukas ko na submit ito sir, tinatamad ako ngayon."
7. "Ano?! Nag chat ka ng bastos sa secretary ni boss?! Asawa nya yun ah!"