Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sony Handycam Commercial - Children

It's funny, naughty, but outrageously adorable...


Aleh Abu Nabu Kabuni (x2) Ah Pongyoma Hey Bai Kondola Lika Pay Puka Yoo Pow Mau Abi Pocky Pocky Lau Wika Bubuha Pika Pika Dika Day My Booni Ah Pongyoma Hey Bai Kondola Lika Pei Puka Yoo Pow Pow Abi Pocky Pocky La Yika Buhuda Pika Pika Dika Day My Booni Ha Hoo Wadaleh Yana Nong Da La Ha Nana Heh Hakapu Gi Da Shoogie Doogie Hey Wada Poom Bala....

Credit: YouTube 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Kabsa - A Traditional Arabic Cuisine

Kabsa is a rice dish served mostly in Saudi Arabia. It is regarded as a national dish. Kabsa is believed to originate from Yemen. In the other GCC States like Qatar, UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait; Kabsa is popularly known as Machbus.

A traditional chicken Kabsa

A traditional meat Kabsa

Machbus - A popular cuisince in GCC States 

The dish is mainly made from mixture of spices, rice, meat and vegetables. It can be prepared in different variety and each possesses its own distinction.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Dhub: the Spiny-tailed Lizard of the Desert

The Spiny-tailed Lizard known by the Arabic name of “Dhub” is a common desert reptile which, despite its dragon-like appearance, it is a peaceful reptile that prefers to flee rather than enter into conflict. It can use its short club-like tail with large pointed sharp scales to administer a painful blow. It never drinks water as it has special glands which help its body to dispose of uric acid. They are mostly found in shrubby areas with ledges that allows for burrowing. They can survive body temperatures of 46°C and display chameleon-like qualities, changing color in response to changes in temperature.

Although a protected species in Saudi Arabia, Dhubs are hunted for sport, kept as pets and even “eaten”.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Top Vacation Destinations in the Philippines

We are exposed to life’s daily chores; a seemingly endless routine of similar and odd vocation. Life is short and becoming boring by the passing time. It’s high time to re-charge and relieve your stress minds and overworked bodies.

Before you think of something nice to appease your throbbing, make certain to consider an out-of-town trip and ensure you step afoot in these pristine destinations that would make you be at peace and loosen up.

1. Boracay – sea, sand, sun and shopping rolled into one. Boracay is well known for its immaculate fine white sand beaches and hospitable folks. Even if you are in the Philippines, you get to see and encounter a melting pot of local and international cultures blending into one small paradise.

Boracay Island, Aklan

2. Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte – a coastal resort town on the northernmost tip of Luzon. Its white-sand beaches and crystal-blue water makes Pagudpud a haven for tourists. Saud Beach is where all the resorts are; the waters off Saud Beach are emerald-colored even during cloudy weather or when its waves are rough. The beach is long, palm-fringed and with less people and on a clear day, one can see the Bangui Windfarm in the distance. Maira-Ira Point is an emerging attraction with its secluded beach known as the Blue Lagoon. Some other attractions you should not fail to visit in Pagudpud are the Bangui Windmills, Cape Bojeador Lighthouse and Patapat Viaduct.

Saud Beach, Borayoc Point

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Da Da Da

Some of you might not be familiar with this song. It became a hit in Europe in 1982 and became popular 15 years later when it was used in a Volkswagen commercial. The single was rush released in 1997 to capitalize on its new found popularity.

The full name of the song is "Da Da Da du liebst mich nicht du liebst mich nicht aha aha aha," which translated to English as "Da Da Da I don't love you you don't love me aha aha aha." It was shortened to "Da Da Da" when released in the US. Most of the lyrics are in German with some English words thrown in.

The Volkswagen commercial that made this famous was called "Sunday Afternoon." It featured two young men driving around in a Jetta, picking up an old chair by the side of the road, realizing it smells and dropping it back off, all while this song is playing.

After the commercial started running, US radio stations began getting requests for this song. They had a hard time finding it, as it was only available on an obscure collection - Sedated In The '80s, Volume 3.

In Manila, 99.5RT played this song in Casey Kasem's Sunday afternoon program American Top 40. And it became an instant hit.

Trio (sometimes written TRIO) who popularize this song was a German band that formed in 1980 and disbanded in 1985.

Credit: BVMTValternative

The Other Side Of The Sun

This is one lovely song I'd like to share with you. I first came across this inspiring song while I was driving long distance from Riyadh to Qurayat (1,193 kilometers).

The song was sang by no less than Janis Ian.

Janis Ian is an American songwriter, singer, musician, columnist, and an author. Janis first entered the folk music scene while still a teenager in the mid-sixties; most active musically in that decade and the 1970s.

In 1975, she won a Grammy Award for her song, "At Seventeen".

Special credit and thanks to Crossover70's for posting this song in his music channel.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fury of Typhoon Pedring

On September 27, Typhoon Pedring (International Name: NESAT) struck the Philippines with a maximum sustained wind speed of 194 kilometer per hour (121 mph). The typhoon pounded the Luzon region of the Philippines triggering flash floods, cutting power and halting daily activity in the capital Manila.

Satellite image of typhoon Pedring
As early as Monday evening, the Department of Education announced that all classes from elementary to high school in Metro Manila on Tuesday have been suspended. Likewise, the Commission on Higher Education announced that all classes in both undergraduate and graduate levels have been suspended in Metro Manila.

Residents of Manila had no other choice but to wade through waist-deep floodwater, dodging branches and flying debris as the typhoon sent surging waves as tall as palm trees over seawalls.

Nearly 37% of the electric service area was left without power after high winds and heavy rains toppled power lines. Extremely high storm surges brought by typhoon Pedring crashed over seawalls, flooding hospitals, hotels and the US Embassy in Manila.

Typhoon Pedring made its landfall early Tuesday morning in Casiguran, Aurora.

Public Storm Signal No. 3 was hoisted over Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, and Northern Quezon, including Polillo Island, Aurora, Quirino, and Isabela. Those areas experienced winds of 101-185 kilometers per hour within an 18-hour span.

Track of typhoon Pedring

Metro Manila was placed under Public Storm Signal No. 2. The other areas under Public Storm Signal No 2 were Albay, Burias Island, Sorsogon, the rest of Quezon, Rizal, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao, Benguet, Mt. Province, Kalinga, and Cagayan.


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