Halloween's origin can be traced back to Samhain. Samhain became the Halloween of modern times when Christian missionaries attempted to change the religious practices of the Celtic people. The Celtic festival Samhain was a day where the Celtics believed their ancestors spirit would come back to Earth. It was easier for them to harvest crops because of the ghostly surroundings. To celebrate the festival, they wore costumes, mostly skins and animal heads, and danced around bonfires. In the early centuries of the first millennium A.D., before missionaries such as St. Patrick and St. Columcille converted them to Christianity, the Celts practiced an elaborate religion through their priestly caste, the Druids, who were priests, poets, scientists and scholars all at once. As religious leaders, ritual specialists, and bearers of learning, the Druids were not unlike the very missionaries and monks who were to Christianize their people and brand them as devil worshippers. As folklorist Jack Santino noted, rather than try to obliterate native peoples' customs and beliefs, the pope [Pope Gregory I, 601 A.D.] instructed his missionaries to use them: if a group of people worshipped a tree, rather than cut it down, he advised them to consecrate it to Christ and allow its continued worship" (Santino 1982). As representatives of the rival religion, Druids were considered evil worshippers of devilish or demonic gods and spirits. The Celtic underworld thusly became identified with the Christian Hell. The effects of Pope Gregory's policy were to not totally dismiss the beliefs in the traditional gods, but to diminish them significantly, instead focussing on the related Christian holy day that was nearest. Celtic belief in supernatural creatures persisted, while the church made deliberate attempts to define them as being dangerous and malicious. Followers of the old religion went into hiding, branded as witches. The evening prior to the day was the time of the most intense activity, both human and supernatural. People continued to celebrate All Hallows Eve as a time of the wandering dead, but the supernatural beings were now thought to be evil. The folk continued to propitiate those spirits (and their masked impersonators) by setting out gifts of food and drink. Subsequently, All Hallows Eve became Hallow Evening, which became Hallowe'en—an ancient Celtic, pre-Christian New Year's Day in contemporary dress.
In old England, cakes were made for the wandering souls, and people went "a' soulin'" for these "soul cakes". Halloween, a time of magic, also became a day of divination, with a host of magical beliefs: for instance, if persons hold a mirror on Halloween and walk backwards down the stairs to the basement, the face that appears in the mirror will be their next lover (Santino 1982).
This is the traditional popular press account of the holiday. The story is, in fact, more complicated. By the mid-fourth century Christians in the Mediterranean world, without prompting by any "Celtic people", were already keeping a feast in honour of all those who had been martyred under the pagan emperors; it is mentioned in the Carmina Nisibena of St Ephraem, (died 373) as being held on 13 May. ...By 800 churches in England and Germany, which were in touch with each other, were celebrating a festival dedicated to all saints upon 1 November instead. The oldest text of Bede's Martyrology, from the eighth century, does not include the festival on this date, but the recensions at the end of the century do. Charlemagne's favourite churchman Alcuin was keeping it by then, as were also his friend Arno, bishop of Salzburg, and a church in Bavaria. Pope Gregory, therefore, was endorsing and adopting a practice which had begun in northern Europe. Nevertheless, All Saints on November 1 had not, however, started in Ireland, where the Felire of Oengus and the Martyrology of Tallaght prove that the early medieval churches celebrated the feast of All Saints upon 20 April. ...both 'Celtic' Europe and Rome had changed over to a Germanic practice. On the other hand, Christianity outside of this jurisdiction has retained celebration of All Saints in the spring, scheduled in relationship to Pentecost. It is claimed that the old beliefs associated with Samhain never died out entirely and that All Saints Day, otherwise known as All Hallows (hallowed, i.e. sanctified or holy), continued the ancient Celtic practices. However, there is frustratingly little primary documentation of how Halloween was celebrated in preindustrial Ireland. Historian Nicholas Rogers has written, "It is not always easy to track the development of Halloween in Ireland and Scotland from the mid-seventeenth century, largely because one has to trace ritual practices from [modern] folkloric evidence that do not necessarily reflect how the holiday might have changed; these rituals may not be "authentic" or "timeless" examples of preindustrial times."
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But now that I am kind of hooked to blogging, of course I need to improve my site. The biggest room one can have is the room for improvement. So feast on with my site's new look, and tell me if this is better than the previous one, or otherwise. I would so much appreciate feedbacks, whether kind or rude. Anyway, if you have forgotten how my site's previous look was like, it's on the photo.
Anyway, I just wish this ugly indelible ink on my forefinger will erase in no time. I hate the look of it. Grr...
Monday, October 29, 2007 by Echos Erita web reviews
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It is intriguing as much as it is entertaining how a popular female musician’s name is parodied into one’s nativeness (Mandaya) and extended with a supposedly adopted surname like that by a married woman. But Mandaya Moore-Orlis blog is authored not by a woman, or not quite a woman that is. He technically calls himself, as stated in his blog’s sidebar, “ang bayot sa bukid” or the gay in the highlands, which immediately creates either a silent, self hysterics (when you’re alone) or a laugh-out-loud hilarity when you’re scanning the site with a friend or two.
Bloghoppers will be at once tickled by the blog’s subtitle that says, “may hyphen na ngayon” (hyphenated this time), a pronouncement that a significant change has occurred, which can be attributed to the celebrated coming of Kulot to Mandaya’s already amusing life. Kulot becomes an important partaker in the blogging, having been the subject and model in several hilarious posts consist of everyday pastoral living and practical, matter-of-fact how-to’s.
Complemented with vividly comical photos for a teaser, posting words are carefully laid to punch the lines in the right timing to produce a dramatic and splendidly entertaining effects. Mandaya must be an excellent creative writer himself, having the ability to choose and use appropriate words to arrive at the desired result, which he is evidently very good at. He even utilizes resources around his reach, whether material or human, to amplify interest, intensify readership and lengthen the longevity of stay by keen visitors on his page.
Mandaya Moore-Orlis blog keeps its avid fans up-to-date with posts filled in on a regular basis. And with honest to goodness entries, who would not be hooked to reading and subscribing to his publishing? And with his friends' enticingly projected poses in blog photos, that even revealing claimed cleavages, who would not be so euphorically amused? There has never been a blog as ever candid as his, and his sense of unwavering humor is way beyond compare. Truly, Mandaya Moore-Orlis blog is one of those that maintains and upholds its dignity and worth by ever being so true with its earnest desire—to entertain the public without asking anything in return. That is why it is never a wonder why this blog continues to live up with its growing community of readers’ expectation and simply why it survives.
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Rowling furthered that she would have revealed it earlier had she known this revelation would have been so positively taken by the fans, although some of them questioned why she would declare the beloved character's sexual orientation despite not giving away any hints or references to it in her books.
A concerned individual, Robert Thompson, a TV and pop culture professor at Syracuse University said "A true purist might say, 'This isn't fair to do something like this after the fact. But ... it has a degree of authority coming from the one who made the characters up."
She may be hated by a very few upon this announcement but Mellisa Anelli, the who runs the renowned Harry Potter fan site leaky cauldron said, "It's not just that she made a Harry Potter character gay. She made the most popular non-Harry Potter character gay."
"Dumbledore is clearly the most powerful and impressive character in the series," she added. "The fact that he is gay presents an image that, depending on your point of view, is pretty exciting or confusing. Hopefully, it will make people think about their attitudes."
Anyone who understands and speaks Bisaya and who intentionally or accidentally browse through MindanaoBloggers.com directory, particularly that in the long list of Davao City, would be captivated at once by the words that say “Batang Yagit” that one would actually click at it right in an instant with a thoughtful curiosity, leaving the other lists of Davao weblogs behind. That is if one actually left-clicks it, and not right-clicks hitting open in a new tab. Well the matter is that I did the latter, not that it matters anyway…
Batang Yagit – translation, Disheveled Child. One would actually think that a pediatric author—one not older than 13, medical-wise—updates his page at his own will. And with a childhood photo for the about-the-author portion on the sidebar will fortify the thinking that it is truly child-authored. But it isn’t.
Enter the page, and any visitor will be welcomed by a South Park-like, self-made caricature at the header that obliviously says “Me?” like any poor child would when confronted. Entertaining more of the blog’s visitors are the drolly lines that spell, Ang serye ng mga kagilagilalas na pakikipagsapalaran ng isang batang walang magawa sa buhay (A series of spectacular encounters of a child who has nothing to do with life), and the page layout itself is non-irritant to the eyes. Instead, it soothes them. Perhaps it’s the author’s way of compelling readers to stay longer than they would normally spend there.
Not less than the header, each and every post is more than just a brain-teaser and an eye-candy. The narrative is laid out in a manner that doesn’t compromise both the postings’ readership and essence. They entertain as well as inform, amuse more than delight and present mundane everydayness all the more. It’s one lovable blog, lingering on my head as though it were a sticky memory.
He might either be a genius or simply, interestingly mad, the author. Winston surely knows how to distinguish the head from the tickle-sensitive part of you and also knows too well how to blend these two without engendering confusion. Whether a genius or a madman, I don’t care; I just wish he continues to post more articles that a mundane person as I usually crave for. If not, then I would have just settled with envying his name’s ambigraphic presentation and hope he would be too kind to make the same for me.
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On 27 October 2007, come to Davao City for the
1st Mindanao Bloggers Summit!
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Tagum City wants to be the Philippines Durian
Stirring up enterprises, generating employment, increasing farmers’ income, turning idle lands into productive lots are rolled into one as Tagum City bids to become the region’s Durian capital. Beyond gaining the name Durian Capital, the City government wants to help Durian farmers who have been beneficiaries of plant-now-pay later program of the local government, to directly access the market for them to enjoy a much better price than what middlemen can offer, Regional and Tagum City Tourism Council chairperson Alma Uy said.
It is staging a two-week event, the Durian Festival which will run from September 2 to September 16 at Tagum City Freedom Park.
Other than offering durian to feast on, the event is expected to unfold a package of entertainment such as durian culinary arts competitions, lectures on beverage and pastry making out of durian and durian farm tours.
While the festival basically offers a good time for Durian farmers to generate income it will empower students from schools and colleges in the city to gain knowledge in doing business as a value-added venture of producing Durian.
“We also want to generate employment and create more businesses out of the industry,” Uy said.
Among others, there will be lectures on making ensaymada, Durian jam, Durian tarts, Durian candies, Durian cakes and Durian coffee.
The “Eat All You Can” of Chanee and Monthong Durian will cap the last day of the festival on September 16, but farm tours will go on even
beyond the event.
Meanwhile, Uy said the organizing committee had decided to peg prices of Durian sold during the festival at P40 to P45 a kilo, a level which, she said, is favorable for the farmers and affordable for the consuming public.
While other selling points of Durian could drop prices off to a much lower level, those sold during the festival have added value because “we are giving a much better ambience with a variety of entertainment,” Uy explained.
Uy, however wanted to correct the wrong impression that Tagum City wanted to grab an event that was of Davao City in origin.
“No. There is no such thing as Durian Festival in Davao City that is supported by the city government,” she said.
Tagum City currently has about 200 hectares planted with Durian. It may not have a huge volume Davao City has but Uy said the Durian Festival organizing committee can readily get a back-up supply from growers in other areas of Davao del Norte and in Compostela Valley.
On the other hand, Faustino Salting, president of Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley Fruit Industry Development Council in the same forum could not ascertain the volume of Durian that could be made available during the Festival.
In a separate interview, he placed the estimate at 150 tons at half a ton in each of the 20 stalls within the 15-day duration of the festival.
Salting said projection on production and supply level could hardly be determined because there had been no available profile of the Durian industry.
“We have to work on this along with improving the quality of our produce and the volume of our production” he said.
He, however, said that the event is a factor paving way towards turning idle grasslands into productive lots.
“Durian can help prevent floods, can help us always experience good weather here, and can make those idle lands productive,” he said.
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I have loved Pokemon ever since it was made for TV. Perhaps it was because of the different Pokemon, both cute and ugly, that it required collection of them. And yes, what better way to have them all in the list is to buy a poster or two and sets of trading cards.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 by Echos Erita personal
I left Davao with a blue backpack, so bulky that it had almost surrendered to zip, although in the end I had succeeded, and clutching on my right hand a sturdy paper bag with some stuffs on it, Joyce, Gretchen and I rode on a typical jeepney with a marking on its side that said "Route 8", as it was what our friend Tessa, who by far is more acquainted with where and how these routed jeepneys operate, told us. The jeepney went on, circling on its everyday route, and in about 4-5 minutes, we realized that we had already passed the road where we three hailed to ride. Unmistakeably it was a MISTAKE to have ridden on for "Route 8". I told them before we knew it that the road to where the jeep was going was unlikely bound for the bus terminal, and I was right. I am always right with my instinct. Well anyway, the point is that we didn't get lost, thanks to "manong" driver who helped us hail another jeepney. Taxis are a no-no for us these times but actually if we were to compute our fares, it would have been better if we hailed a taxi in the first place.
September 29 -- McKhoii's 21st bday, we just moved on to our dorm that time. This was also Benedict's day, McKhoii's supposed twin. LOL.
October 27 -- Denise's 21st birthday. How I wish you can come down to our dorm and treat us all. Is that too much to ask?
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Donated blood quickly loses important gas: studyBy Julie Steenhuysen
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Donated blood quickly loses some of its life-saving properties as an important gas dissipates, U.S. researchers said on Monday, in a finding that explains why many patients fare poorly after blood transfusions. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, have found that nitric oxide in red blood cells is the key to transferring oxygen in the blood to tissues.
This gas appears to break down almost immediately after red blood cells leave the body, rendering much of the blood stored in blood banks impaired, said Dr. Jonathan Stamler, a Duke researcher whose work appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
"If you don't have nitric oxide in there, you can't get oxygen into the tissues," he said in a telephone interview.
But if you restore this gas, banked blood appears to regain this ability, Stamler said.
"The medical community for the past five to eight years has really been struggling with this issue of blood not being quite as good as we'd hoped," Stamler said.
He noted that study after study has shown patients who receive blood transfusions have higher incidents of heart attacks, heart failure, stroke and even death.
"This is not a new issue. It has been a long struggle," he said.
While researchers have understood that banked blood is not the same as the blood in the body, the exact difference was not well understood.
"I think we have a good explanation and I think we have a solution," Stamler said.
He and colleagues at Duke measured levels of nitric oxide in stored human blood obtained from a commercial supplier and found that nitric oxide levels started dropping quickly.
They also tested the theory on dogs. When given stored blood, the flow of oxygen-rich blood was impaired. But when they added nitric oxide back to stored blood, blood flow was restored.
A second team at Duke led by Dr. Timothy McMahon documented the depletion of nitric oxide in banked blood.
"We were surprised at how quickly the blood changes; we saw clear indications of nitric oxide depletion within he first three hours," he said in a statement.
His study appears in the same journal.
Both researchers called for clinical trials to study exactly who might benefit from banked blood.
And they said researchers should begin studying ways to safely add nitric oxide back into banked blood to see how this might improve its effectiveness.
Currently, about 5 million Americans receive blood transfusions each year, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Since my blog is only an infant, there isn't so much I can do about it. I applied for some money-making sites where I can promote products or get paid for what I write, alas they said my blog should at least have lived for this length and that long, whatever. I really am trying my best to earn a good deal of revenue, but I only end up earning $1.54 in AdSense since I started my blog. It's so plain crazy and detrimental. But anyway, I will do whatever's in store for me to get this blog perked up. Care to share me your money blogging strategies, though? I would love to hear that from you. Help this poor boy, please???
In a long anticipated rematch between Marco Antonio Barrera and Manny Pacquiao the early fireworks many expected fizzled out fast. Instead of explosions the bout provided intermittent periods of combustion enveloped in a rather dull tactical match that saw a wary Barrera try to stay on the outside and establish his jab while Pacquiao relentlessly pursued. The lack of sustained drama often sapped the enthusiasm from the crowd and even seemed to lull Pacquiao into complacency at times.
The early rounds were tense mainly because of the anticipation of Pacquiao striking home and forcing Barrera to fight back. It opened up sporadically in the fourth and fifth but soon slipped back into a tactical match after Barrera’s corner implored him not to exchange, “not yet”. If one were to intuit the meaning of that it would be that Barrera’s plan was to drag an unprepared Pacquiao into the later rounds. But when has Pacquiao ever slowed down? Four rounds later the same men in the corner were imploring Barrera to start punching.
Meanwhile, in Pacquiao’s corner, Freddie Roach was trying to keep Pacquiao focused. Manny began talking to someone in the crowd and laughing, refusing to listen to Roach. Going into the eleventh Freddie told Pacquiao not to get lazy. It was sound advice because the round contained the most sustained action of the fight and, once again, Barrera’s sometimes blatant bending of the rules struck again when he hit Pacquiao on the break with a big right hand. Pacquiao, who didn’t see the punch coming, was legitimately stunned and referee Tony Weeks deducted a point from Barrera for the foul. In terms of the scoring on the cards the fight was already decided by that point.
But according to Barrera, whose pride never allows him to admit he was bested, said after the decision that he believed he won. He felt his jab controlled the fight despite the fact that he was almost constantly going backwards and his punch output was dwarfed by his opponent’s.
“I lost my head in a few rounds,” Barrera said in a post fight interview. “I shouldn’t have lost my head. I should have boxed more. But I think I won the most rounds.”
For his part Pacquiao often seemed annoyed that Barrera wasn’t engaging him and that he tried tie him up whenever he charged in. In several clinches Pacquiao began talking into Barrera’s ear and at the end of rounds he would glare at Barrera that glare seeming to ask, “Why won’t you fight?"
Barrera, however, knew that he could not engage Pacquiao as Erik Morales did because his fate would most probably have been the same as “El Terrible’s”. Barrera, a smarter, better defensive fighter than Morales knew that in order to keep Pacquiao at bay he had to fight tentative and pick his spots. Barrera fights with his head whereas Morales fights with his heart. Still the results were, in the end, the same – a win for Manny Pacquiao.
The final scorecards read 118 –109 (twice) and 115 – 112 all for Manny Pacquiao.
Barrera announced his retirement after the bout and ended his career with a record of 66 – 6 (42). Pacquiao meanwhile still has several big bouts awaiting him, most notably a rematch with Juan Manuel Marquez the WBC 130-pound champion who he fought to a draw.
To stumble twice in the same stone is a proverbial disgrace, I had heard from a best friend of mine. But in this bitches case, it is not really accidentally stumbling, it's purely intentional.
One over the other, who do you think is the stupidest? Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the bitchiest of them all?
Popular primetime TV show Desperate Housewives raised a lot of eyebrows in the Filipino community with the show's September 30 episode in the U.S.
In one scene of the said episode, a doctor confronts Susan Mayer (played by actress Teri Hatcher) with the news about Susan experiencing menopause. During the doctor's explanation, the uptight Susan cuts him short with an apparent racist slur against Filipino medical schools.
The following is an excerpt from the controversial episode:
Dr. Mayfair: "I know for a lot of women, the word ‘menopause' has negative connotations. The heart ageing, brittle bones, loss of sexual desire...."
Susan Mayer: "Before we go any further, can I check those diplomas? ‘Coz I would just like to make sure that they're not from some med school in the Philippines."
That dialogue proved too much for a lot people as they criticized the show's creators and the actress through blogging and online forums. One Filipino in particular, Dr. Siegfried Perez from Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, emailed his sentiments to GMANews.TV.
"I have communicated with fellow members of the health care profession, both Filipinos and other nationalities alike. We have all come to the conclusion that this kind of racial slur is a very irresponsible act ...[which] should NEVER be tolerated in any society, whether in a first world or a third world country," said Dr. Siegfried Perez. The Filipino doctor added that they would demand the immediate public apology of the show's producers, writers and actors.
As most people blame the show's writers, others have turned their eye on actress Teri Hatcher.
"The actress, Teri Hatcher, should insist not to deliver such dialogs as she just became the face of this insult to a country that was once a territory of the US," posted by an online user from the blogsite, Coffee With Aimee.
Teri Hatcher is best remembered as Lois Lane in the now defunct TV series Lois and Clark.
Desperate Housewives is a multi-award winning comedy series which premiered in October 2003 and is aired weekly in the U.S. by ABC Network. It is locally shown on Studio 23. It follows the story of five sexually "desperate" sub-urban housewives living along Wisteria Lane in the fictional American town of Fairview. Aside from Hatcher, the show stars Felicity Huffman (as Lynette Scavo), Marcia Cross (Bree Van De Kamp), Nicollette Sheridan(Edie Britt), and Eva Longoria (Gabrielle Solis).
Monday, October 01, 2007 by Echos Erita personal
When I had to leave for out of town hospital duties in college, I actually didn’t so much as worry for I only had to be away for three consecutive days the most. And with fragile frame and frail muscle strength, I didn’t do the laundry. My mom did, when I got back home. Even, well, my undies, and I feel a minute tinge of shame saying that, only minute. I am not a disabled whatsoever, I am just too thin to carry out the deed and perhaps I am just a lazy person, too.