Thursday, August 26, 2010

The man and the sea .. Hongkong 's last fishing village... on Twitpic

The man and the sea .. Hongkong 's last fishing village... on Twitpic

Love this place. Decided to get back today if all #business completed.
Wonderful scenery, tranquil Oasis of peace.
Enjoy some deliciously prepared seafood.

Wanna come ? Hey, you are invited.
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Google Friends connect - sounds simple ?

Hi, Today thought I would like to explain a few things about Google friends connect. Many bloggers have a common goal : Getting noticed without doubt is the prime reason why millions of Bloggers are on posting their likes, sentiments, misgivings, frustrations, display of skills, professionalism, etc. Some on a daily base, others in irregular intervals, some as often as possible. Whe all know the power of Google, there is no bigger force on the web today than the search engine. We tweet, we FB, we blog. Recently I was invited to a webinar on new features of Google friends connect. The podcast link will be listed at the end of this post. So much beforehand : Google friend connect has evolved into a powerful feature to attract traffic to your blog. It simply isn't the 'click and add' feature that we all assumed it is. Much more, GFC has involved into a marketing tool with great capabilities. Once mastered, one can set it up to analyze traffic, post news bulletins, test consumer sentiments, lots of new features are possbile. After listening to the experts on the podcast, I installed the connect feature on my Tea page , including a simple poll to find out how the page appeals to our visitors. So far the results have been very positive. I would recommend to all friends to connect to my google friends connect, where you will be directed to the podcasting feature (only my friends will have access to the podcast). Please follow the google friend connect link and install the feature on your blog. The more you link the higher google will rank your page, a smple conclusion. Get out and explore the powers of Google friends connect. Connect with us: AAE

Monday, August 23, 2010

Tea Ceremony

Tea Ceremony
Originally uploaded by heinz rainer

Watch the Tea ceremony performed by AAE cassics expert - AAE - Tea Experts - Tea ceremony
We show the tea ceremony involving a top brand 'Oolong' from Ali Shan mountain, cost 2200 U.S.$ / kg. The tea is one of the most renowned green teas, with excellent fragrance and aroma, developing after second brewing. As shown in the short Video cast, the narrow, taller cup serves only as a fragrance inhaling cup, and is not used for drinking. Teas come in various forms and prices.
The tea shown is a medium priced variety.
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Friday, August 20, 2010


Blog from Cebu, Phillippinnes, by Blogger
Honesto III Avellanosa


Happy Kadayawan 2010

I'm two days late from the start of the Kadayawan Festivalcelebration. It started the other day until on the 22nd, Sunday. Unfortunately, time didn't permit me to go back to my hometown. But anyway, I can still witness the festival through live video streaming and website updates here on the Net. So to contribute some updates I might as well give you some information about this great annual festival in Davao.

Kadayawan is derived from the word Madayaw, which means in Davaoeno, something good, right, positive, productive, beautiful, great, or awesome--in layman's term. So if Madayaw is an adjective, Kadayawan is a noun, as in goodness or righteousness.

Kadayawan began in 1986 with a different name: Apo Duwaling. It was a part of the government's initiative to unite all Davaoenos and to declare Davao as the most peaceful and most liveable city in the country. This was after the EDSA Revolution in 1986.

"Apo Duwaling" was once a festival of flowers, fruits, and people dancing on the streets. "Apo" is named after the highest peak in the Philippines which is the Mt. Apo. Duwaling is a shortcut for "Du" as in Durian, a delectable fruit abundant in Davao, and "Waling" asWaling-Waling, Davao's proud flower. That is why it was called Apo Duwaling.
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It was in 1988 when Mayor Rodrigo Duterte changed the name from "Apo Duwaling" to "Kadayawan sa Dabaw." Up until now, the same festival of flowers and fruits parade and street dancing called "Indak Indak sa Kadalanan" are still practiced yearly. Now, theKadayawan Festival 2010 is called as K10, short for Kadayawan 2010.

For more info, events, and daily activities on this Kadayawan week, just click one of the links below:

Happy Kadayawan Festival to all Davaoenos! Kamadayaway Kadi! ;-)

The world we live in .. from Europe to Asia, Africa

The world we live in .. from Europe to Asia, Africa

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Taranto-la citta - bagnata da due mari

Taranto-la citta - bagnata da due mari 
(Taranto, the city between two seas)

Oggi mi trovavo a mare a godermi un meritato momento di relax. Sotto l'ombrellone, però, tutta la mia attenzione era rivolta alla coppia dietro di me. I loro discorsi mi hanno talmente colpito che ora sono qui, davanti al mio computer, a fare delle riflessioni.
La coppia era di Capri, l'isola dei Faraglioni, della piazzetta, la meta da sogno per le nostre vacanze estive. Ma evidentemente così non è!

La coppia è stata per tutta la giornata a definire il nostro mare uno spettacolo della natura, niente a che vedere con quella "chiavica" che hanno a Capri. Io sono rimasto letteramente sbigottito. Il nostro mare, le nostre strutture migliori di quelle di Capri! Cari lettori è ciò che la coppia ha ripetuto in continuazione, anche agli amici che chiamavano al cellulare.
Bella pubblicità per la nostra città!

Lo dovrebbero capire i nostri amministratori. Abbiamo tutte le potenzialità per liberarci dal giogo della grande industria che ci sta ammazzando. Puntare sul nostro mare, su ciò che la nostra terra offre è l'arma vincente per rilanciare l'economia a Taranto, creare posti di lavoro e liberarci finamente dal "mostro". Cesserebbe in questa maniera il ricatto occupazionale a cui noi tarantini siamo sottoposti. Ci vuole l'impegno di tutti: dei politici (anche se definirli tali, sia a destra che a sinistra, mi sembra una esagerazione), degli imprenditori, degli stessi cittadini. Insieme possiamo farcela!

Forza Taranto

giovedì 5 agosto 2010

Il Ponte Girevole di Taranto

Non potevo non inaugurare il mio blog con alcune foto del canale navigabile, fiore all'occhiello della città di Taranto, realizzate da Vito Fabbiano.
Chiamato anche Ponte San Francesco di Paola, il Ponte Girevole viene inaugurato nel 1887 e poi successivamente rimodernato nel 1957.
Nasce per unire l'isola del Borgo Antico (non userò il termine città vecchia) al borgo umbertino o città nuova.

Il Ponte Girevole separa il Mar Grande ed il Mar Piccolo.

semplicemente bellissimo

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Revisiting the past - Lake of dreams

Revisited the lake of dreams yesterday after 4 years of absence. I am as thrilled as I ever was when swimming in this clear, fresh water in between pine forests,  mountains. A perfect spot to unwind after the day's heat me and my partner decided to go back.
It took a lot of convincing that me, a Lao Wei, would know better than the native, much was the surprise when I was proved right. The spot was as it was.

Oars woman on lake in Eastern China (picture taken 4 years earlier)

I regret one thing though, where previous chestnuts orchards stood, now the water has submerged the little island, where one could swim to and pick the fresh fruits.
Much to my astonishment, young fruits can be eaten, a cumbersome task to crack the thorny and green fruits.
My memory goes back when rowing the bamboo rafts across the lake, an effort you won't forget easily.
I learnt the skill to keep the raft steady and straight, by oscillating the oar from left to right, carefully twisting it with your palms, in order to achieve the trust required to propel the raft.
Those were days I will not forget, acquiring some of the tiny, succulent water melons - Shi Gua - before entering the lake, then chilling them in the lake's waters. We simply hang them in plastic bags and let them float till chilled.
The fish would come and eat the rest, truly a beautiful spectacle, 

When I read about the recent oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, I was shocked. What the Oil industry has done to our planet, god will revenge one day. 
We all will suffer from the consequences. We have no right to destroy our planet, yet we do so, continuously, for greed. 
To find sanctuaries such as this one is more and more difficult. Future will show if we can maintain it, without bare concrete surrounding the shores, without hoards of Tourists we exploit to make more bucks.

So the day went past, my friend and partner frolicking in cool wet. I was astonished how he became almost childlike. We enjoyed ourselves immensely.
After the bath we carried on walking through pine forests , we reached rice paddies, people smiling and greeting all the way, looking at me thinking , how does this foreigner know our community ?
Little did they know I am an old comer to their village, I have dined there before on the invitation of the oarswoman.

mountain lake in Eastern China /  /

The food that was served was incredibly delicious. The lake's fish had been fried in Chillies, both green and red, I opted for Vegetables, my favorite Ku Gua, (bitter melon or gourd)  local string beans, and the most delicious locally grown rice, served steamed. I was watching my partner gobbling down three bowls of rice, praising the chef in Chinese for the delicious food, which I seconded. Garden fresh vegetables compared to supermarket shelf greens are of no comparison in quality and taste.

After dinner a long walk through more paddies, beside the waters that emerge from the lake, with air as clean  and fresh as one would expect from such place. The stars were shining bright, local folks standing near the bridge and chatting. I was content. My day has been a great day. 

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Consumer sentiments - realistic or not ? by Africasiaeuro - Online Marketing For Every Small Business | BizBrag

Consumer sentiments - realistic or not ? by AAE

Consumer sentiments - realistic or not ?

Company: Africasiaeuro • Posted August 7, 2010 6:42 PM
We consider our present economic problems a menace brought upon us by cheap labor from third world countries. No thorough consideration has been given to the fact, that developing Nations needed to make a strive so their citizens may become more prosperous.
In western economies, countless industries have been operating for centuries, much so in U.S. and European countries. Their gains were - in most cases - astronomical. For over a century there was no competition. Products were sold locally and on the overseas market. Margins were at fantastic levels.
more here :  BIZ NEWS

Friday, August 6, 2010

The Blues Bloggers

The Blues Bloggers

MATT ''GUITAR'' MURPHY: Way Down South

The dazzling guitarist has recorded very sparingly as a leader over the course of his long career, preferring the relative anonymity of sideman duties behind Memphis Slim, James Cotton, and the Blues Brothers. But he acquits himself most competently here, mixing blues, funk, R&B, and a little jazz into his sparkling fretwork. His brother Floyd Murphy, a Memphis blues guitar legend himself, is on hand for a family reunion.
By Bill Dahl, All Music Guide.
Murphy’s feature debut is packed with the same lucid excitement the guitarist has accorded Memphis Slim, James Cotton, the Blues Brothers, and many more. His clean tone and surety of inflection are on display, and his guitar-toting brother Floyd-a former Sun Records sessionsman-is on hand to give the shuffles and down-home originals even more appeal. Matt’s singing, though, tries one’s patience and sometimes the two guitarists heat up predictably-or, worse yet, stumble.
By Frank John Hadley.

'Blues Bloggers' - by
Vincentius Kedang

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Joe Knows Right

Joe Knows Right:

Featured Blog :

Joe is right, he knows...right.
Guys this blog is for you, head straight to the section where he 
refers to what is otherwise called a donkey :)
This 'donkey' is worth your time, believe me.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Jeans and T-Shirts, Apparels Export- africasiaeuro

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