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Archive for December, 2007

What Took 36 Years For 700,000 Workers To Create?

December 21st, 2007 by

Terracotta Army in China.Discovered in 1974 by local farmers as they routinely dug a water well in Shaanxi Province, China, the Terracotta Army is a stupendous collection of life size models depicting Chinese warriors (and their horses) during the 3rd century BC. The Terracotta Army is often thought of as a world wonder only discovered in the modern era – by accident. A comparison can be made between China’s Terracotta Army and the Pyramids of Egypt in their significance to the ancient times. Read the rest of this entry »

Filipino Language for Dummies 2 – Family and other People

December 8th, 2007 by

Last time, you read about how to greet your Filipino friends. You also learned how to ask for someone’s name, tell your name, and ask some basic questions. This time, you will learn how to call the Filipino people around you, in particular, Filipinos call their family. You see, family is very important for the Filipinos.

Watch the video and listen carefully to how the words are pronounced. Watch the video a second time and read the accompanying text below while reading the words allowed to yourself. ;)

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Filipino Language for Dummies 1 – Greetings

December 7th, 2007 by

More probable than not, you have met a Filipino or Filipina personally or online, worked or currently working with, or have been introduced to someone who is from the Philippines. Why not try to impress them with a greeting in their local language, Filipino or Pinoy in local slang. Or when you do get to visit the Philippines, try to impress the locals with your expanded vocabulary ;)

In learning a new language, it’s important to start with the basics. So for today, Filipino language for Dummies 1 brings you the greetings.. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Top 5 Romantic Spots in Asia

    • Palawan, Philippines (39%, 182 Votes)
    • Boracay, Philippines (36%, 168 Votes)
    • Bali, Indonesia (31%, 143 Votes)
    • Agra, India (18%, 84 Votes)
    • Batangas, Philippines (17%, 79 Votes)
    • Male, Maldives (16%, 77 Votes)
    • Jeju Island, South Korea (16%, 75 Votes)
    • Sentosa Island, Singapore (15%, 72 Votes)
    • Krabi, Thailand (13%, 60 Votes)
    • Macau, China (10%, 49 Votes)
    • Halong Bay, Vietnam (7%, 34 Votes)

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