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Wednesday, 26-Jan-2005 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Photo Challenge 57: Magic



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25th Sinulog Festival: Viva Pit Senyor!

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History of Sinulog
According to Historical records, the Sinulog dance was performed by the natives in honor of their wooden idols and anitos prior to the arrival of the Spaniards in Cebu.
Later, Magellan introduced Christianity in 1521, he gave the Santo Niño (an image of the Child Jesus) as baptismal gift to Hara Amihan, wife of Cebu's Rajah Humabon who was later named Queen Juana.

When Miguel Lopez de Legaspi arrived in Cebu on April 28, 1565, one of his soldiers named Juan Camus found a wooden box in one of the burning huts where the image of the Santo Niño laid side by side with native idols.

Historians now say that during the 44 years between the coming of Magellan and Legaspi, there has been a continuous dancing of Sinulog by the natives. This time, their dancing is a sign of reverence to the Santo Niño and no longer worshipping native idolatry.

As centuries passed by, the dance was transformed into a small traditional dance by a few in front of wooden idols or before the Santo Niño image. Previously, only the candle vendors could be seen dancing the Sinulog and making offerings at the Santo Niño Church where the image is consecrated. Children dressed moro-moro costumes also dance the Sinulog when the Santo Niño fiesta occurs on the third Sunday of January and it was not really considered as a big event for Cebu City.

Thursday, 13-Jan-2005 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Sunset 101


Sunset 101: When the sun is high in the sky, it generally appears white because all wavelengths of visible light reach an observer's eyes with almost equal intensity. As the sun sinks toward the horizon, sunlight enters the atmosphere at a much lower angle and consequently sunlight has to travel through a longer distance of atmosphere to reach the eye. The thick layer of air, dust and haze scatters away much of the shorter wavelengths (blue & violet) and the only light which penetrates through the atmosphere are the longer wavelengths of light (yellow, orange and red) which produce colorful sunsets. Red sunsets are often observed from a beach because of the high concentration of salt particles suspended in the air over the oceans.

Wednesday, 12-Jan-2005 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Photo Challenge 55: Air-filled

Ode to the Bubble

Bubbles, bubbles all around -
Both big and small ones to be found!
Some offer fun and tricks for you,
While others have their jobs to do!

The bubbles that you blow up high
Can catch a breeze and almost fly!
With bubble trick you'll be the best
And show your skill to all the rest!

Detergent bubbles can get mean
To get your clothes and dishes clean.
Their power comes from plants or oil -
They do their job to bust your soil!

It's true that bubbles can be fun
But then, when all their work is done
It's down the drain to meet their fate
And Poof! They just evaporate!

~nameless kid

Monday, 10-Jan-2005 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
A Penny, a Nickel or a Dime?


Penny, penny,
Easily spent
Copper brown
and worth one cent.

Nickel, nickel,
Thick and fat,
You're worth five cents.
I know that.

Dime, dime,
Little and thin,
I remember,
You're worth ten.

Quarter, quarter
Big and bold,
You're worth twenty-five
I am told!

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