Monday, January 28, 2013

Chain Dance in Europe

A Circle Dance or "Horo" is a dance that has originated in the Balkans or part of the South Eastern Europe. The Balkan countries are:

1. Albania
2. Bosnia
3. Bulgaria
4. Croatia
5. Greece
6. Macedonia
7. Montenegro
8. Romania
9. Turkey

The celebration is performed in different social events such as weddings, birthdays and important Holidays. Horo or Hora/Ora is performed without a partner, anybody can join the chain by holding on the last person's hand immediately following the movement of the steps while the group moves in circles. For example, in Greece the dance step is a little bit complicated as it includes squatting in crossed legs with a dozen of different steps, moving inside the circle and going back in position and a few 360 degree turns (including a few breaking of plates). In some countries like Serbia, the steps can be learned in less than 10 minutes, even a complete stranger or foreigner can join any moment as the steps are simple. The only difference in a Serbian Circle dance is that the music will go faster when each round is completed, while the music accelerates the steps and the group should dance faster and should cope up with the rhythm without a mistake. The fun starts when the dancers can't catch up and just give up, leaving the best dancer with the highest stamina feel like a winner.

This traditional dance brings relaxation, joy and unity of families and friends. Here is an example video of the colorful and envious tradition they have in many years. Dancers in this video are not professionals and just normal European citizens.


Monday, January 21, 2013

Blood Type Compatibility is Relationship Compatibility

What's your sign? Capricorn? Sagittarius? Pieces? This is the most common question when us women check our dates for future investigation with regards to our compatibility issues. When it comes to personality it is very important to know that we will get along very well with our prospective partner as we all want to spend together forever with our special someone. The big news is, Zodiac sign has become less popular in Asia, as the new basis of dating and choosing ones partner is now through their blood type! Sounds weird? Well, you are not alone if you're answer is yes. Aside from the fact that it gets the romance out of popping that question during a romantic candle light dinner, the truth is most guys don't even remember what is their blood type or much worse had never done a blood test in their life before. Umnn.. the awkward scenario would be bringing him in the hospital for your second date to go under the needle and wait for results or giving him a blood test kit as your getting to know each other present. 

So where did this new trend I am talking about came from? It was originated in Japan and mostly a lot of Asians are into it now. I, personally have never known of this thing myself until my one and only sister told me about it, she had a failed relationship before and out of curiosity she checked their compatibility on the said Japanese chart and found out that A and B seemed to be the worst pair of blood to match together. I am super extra compatible with my fiance and both of us are A+. I do not believe this thing that much but I do believe that blood type may affect your babies health when the parents blood are incompatible when mixed in together. I remember my niece getting some nasty rashes on her head for about 2 months after she was born and we have to buy a special milk that has a little iron in it to avoid making it worse. 

According to if a woman who is Rh negative and a man who is Rh positive conceive a baby, there is a considerable potential for hemolytic disorders to arise as the baby developing inside the Rh-negative mother’s body may have Rh-positive blood, inherited from the father. This is termed as Rh Incompatibility.

Read more:

Here's a guide for Blood Type Personality Compatibility 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Cool Kitchen Cheat Sheet

I found this very helpful kitchen cheat sheet and thought of sharing to everybody. I think this doesn't apply only to mothers but also to everybody who likes to stack foods and loves to cook but is always wondering and googling all the time when they need to know something about the metric conversion and cooking times for specific foods like vegetables and meat.

This sheet also shows the proper way on how to stack foods to keep it fresh, how to identify parts of the meat and even freezer storage times for fish, meats or vegetable with exact food temperature for each and tips on what shouldn't be stored in your fridge. A cool idea is to print this sheet and if you know a little basics in Photoshop you can change the color and add some funky arts before putting on a frame and hanging on your kitchen wall.

. Kitchen Cheat Sheet.
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Monday, January 14, 2013

Sky Walking in Russia

A new trend of photography called Sky walking in Russia is gaining popularity around the world as these young daredevil photographers cheats death by taking photos with an aim to create a beautiful bird's eye-view capture of the city or any interesting landscape particularly showing off that they we're also in this fad.

Imagine yourself standing on the highest infrastructure such as the tip of the tower of an old rusty abandoned radio station or balancing on to the edge of the tallest infrastructure or beams while holding your camera without any safety equipment attached to your body.

The result might give them the thrill and success of achieving their goals but it is quite alarming for the younger generation because of the danger that is attached to it. One of the few photographers are Alexander Remnov and Vitaly Raskalov so far they are the most reckless among the group and the most famous when it comes to Sky walking.

Here are some of the breath taking and amazing photographs:

For more photos visit their website:

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Amazing Street Arts

When you think of art, immediately you think of a painting or a sculpture. Nowadays, to become a great artist such as Michael Angelo, Rembrandt, Donatello or Monet you need to have enough money to afford to attend the best university in town or buy expensive canvas and painting materials. Unfortunately there are some people with great talents but could not afford this extravagant way on being recognized as an artist. But nothing is going to stop these fresh artists, to get attention they expressed their love of art through graffiti and other creative and innovative contemporary arts and the best place for that is simply on the streets and of course through busy establishments wherein the public can't help but notice it with amazement.  

The likes of Marc Jenkins, Banksy and Edgar Mueller are the best when it comes to street arts. These three artists got famous when they decided to make their way on the streets, painting unbelievable 3d arts and creating controversial figures which can be seen around the world. A truly inspirational talent for the new generation.

“A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.” - ― Salvador DalĂ­


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