Monday, 8 August 2011
Imagine that you are tanning in the sun, and you feel something nibbling at your toes. You look down and see a ton of little red creatures at your feet. You have no clue what they are. Then, you get a closer look at one of them, and you notice they are crabs. You don’t notice one of the crabs has been climbing up your chair. Before you notice it is there, it bites you.
A crab is a small sea creature. Crabs live in shells and they don’t move very fast. All crabs have eight walking legs and two claws. There are about 45,000 types crabs that come in many different kind of colors.Some crabs live on land and others live in the water. The crabs that live in the water have paddles on their back legs. This is what makes them able to swim. Crabs that live on land have eight walking legs which are on the backside of the crab’s body make the crab walk either right or left. One side of the 8 back legs helps pull the crab, and the other four stretch out and push. The crab doesn’t move straight forward.
During the first stage, the crab is known as a zoea. The zoea is very tiny and looks a lot like a shrimp. When the crab is a zoea, it is usually about 1 millimeter (1/ 25 inches) long. The zoea usually feeds only on the larvae of oysters and starfish. The zoea starts to shed the outer layer of its shell because it is getting big. This is called molting.During the final stage, the crabs are full grown. The megalops on the crab molts. Then a young crab has all of the body parts that an adult crab has. The hard part that gets made during this process is called a chitin. A chitin is the hard part of the crab also known as a carapace. When the crab grows, the chitin grows with it. The chitin stays with the crab for its whole life.
The frogs are some of the few remaining members of the amphibia, a group which flourished 250 million years ago. Other present-day members of the group are the toads, newts and salamanders. The amphibia are adapted, in general, to moving, feeding and breathing on land as well as in fresh water. At certain times of their life history or at particular seasons, however, they show a dependence on, or preference for one or the other.
Frogs have very good eyesight. They bulge out the sides of their heads in order for the frog to see in nearly all directions. Frogs also have amazing sense of hearing. You can often tell the difference between a male and female frog by the size of their eardrum, which can be seen behind their eyes. If the eardrum is smaller than the eye, the frog is a female. On males their eardrum is the same size as the eye. Frogs have very powerful back legs and webbed feet that help them jump great distances, as well as, swim. Frogs even use their legs to dig, or burrow, underground for hibernating. Certain frogs can jump up to 20 times their own body length in a single leap. Every different species of frog has his or her own look. They come in many colors, patterns and sizes.
This is the life cycle of frogs begins with fertilization, thebeggs, the cell spilts, the embryo, the tadpole begin change to frog..
Friday, 8 July 2011
I was a rubber tree. I come from a forest with full of natural vegetation and unique. Around me are friends I like bananas, durian tree, apple trees and many other friends that come from a variety of plants. Our life is always peace and harmony as well as animals and insects that often plays around me and make me their home.
Until one day, I listen to screaming for help from my friends, from a distance I saw my friends die cut by a group of people who fell trees without any compassion to us as the trees. One by one in front of my friends in the cut, until my turn I was cut .. Ouchh! the pain felt when the machine is in place cutters in my body, very bitter taste, I shout loudly but I am a rubber tree and no one heard my screams of pain. But the more I was sympathy to animal and insects that make me their home. They lost their homes, screaming for help and ran away, I saw a squirrel in front of me that crushed dead trees, baby birds who had waited for her mother to the feed has also died. People yet do this on our natural environment.
Once my body cut into several parts, I am gathered with friends I also have the cut. Although I have finished the cut, but the pain was still there, such as being cut down. While this pain I see around me, how sad it because I was once living is a dreary place, peaceful, beautiful while animals and insects. but everything was destroyed. Does the all human are cruel like this. I feel so sad, this might be the end of life my way.
After living in align me and the branches and trees burned, environmental changes have occurred, I can feel the temperature in the area was hot, there are also often occurrence of landslides and the landslide had closed the hole drains and ditches but when the rains often flooding, this is all happening because humanity that only catch up without thinking about the impact on the environment. Humans must be responsible! .. Here, I want to remind anyone involved in deforestation or pollution, stop doing cruelty to the environment, not only affects the natural ecosystem but also human!.
In conclusion, God created man at the inheritors of the earth, to preserve natural ecosystems so that all ecosystems on earth in a stable condition also caused people and the environment are interdependent. For those who are involved in deforestation stop before its too late is also wrong at the law.
Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Did you know that there are a variety of martial arts in Malaysia. Among the most popular martial arts in this country is Silat, taekwondo, silambam, and various other martial arts. But the best for me in martial art in Malaysia are Silat, Silat as a symbol of the Malays, and Malaysia are also administered by the Malays. So it is reasonable Silat to be a martial art major in Malaysia which is also caused silat is a martial art which was founded by their ancestors since time immemorial.In Malaysia, there are almost 400 different disciplines of silat under the patronage of Persekutuan Silat Kebangsaan Malaysia (PESAKA) which four of the schools and its grandmasters are recognized as the founding members of PESAKA Malaysia. They are:
1. Seni Gayung Fatani Malaysia (Grandmaster Tn. Hj. Anuar Abd Wahab A.M.N)
2. Silat Seni Gayong Malaysia (Grandmaster Dato' Meor Abd. Rahman)
3. Silat Lincah (Grandmaster Dato' Hj Omar Sin Mauju)
4. Silat Cekak Malaysia (Grandmaster Ustaz Hanafi Ahmad).
The other disciplines of silat are members of PESAKA Negeri (State members). As there are many types of this martial art in Malaysia, the disciplines of Silat in Malaysia can be categorized into three major disciplines.The first is known as Silat Melayu, the local traditional silat in the Peninsula that are from the same source. They are called Silat Pulut or Gayung Pulut. The Malay Peninsula traditional art has been practiced hundred of years ago in the Malay society especially in villages. The martial art had its origin from the Malay art of war that had strengthened the Malay Champa empire, Kedah Tua empire, Silat Bunga, Seri Patani, Silat Melayu Asli, Silat Kedah, Seni Gayung Fatani and there are also other forms of traditional silat that recognized as word bersilat or bergayung. These schools trying hard to maintain the original practice of martial art covering the art, self-defense, sports, music, culture and Islamic spiritualism.
The second would be Pencak Silat, a form of self defense that was brought by the early immigration of Indonesia society. Pencak Silat had been recognized as the indigenous Indonesian Art of Self Defense. On the 24th and 25th September 1979, the first meeting organized by Ikatan Pencak Silat Indonesia (IPSI) in conjunction with other countries in an effort to develop Pencak Silat internationally. On March 1980, Persekutuan Pencak Silat Antarabangsa (PERSILAT) was officially founded in Jakarta, Indonesia as its headquarters. Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore were recognized as the founding members of PERSILAT.In an effort to develop pencak, Malaysia founded Persekutuan Silat Kebangsaan Malaysia (PESAKA Malaysia) on the 24th of September 1983 and was successfully registered on the 21st Mei 1986 to substitute the former proposal to form Majlis Seni Silat Malaysia on the 3rd of February 1978 (Minutes of meeting of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports 1978).
Finally, the third would be disciplines that were developed or created based on experiences, inspirations, guidance, mixture or consolidation of a few different disciplines of silat, pencak silat, art of self defence, or other martial arts from overseas, for example Silat Sekebun, Embun Putih, Kuntau Sendeng, Minang Jawa Kedah, Seri Minangkabau Tapak Suci and Gayung Cekak Sendeng. These schools grown from day to day as there are many experts that wanted to uniform their own martial art schools rather than stick to any one of the martial art school due to many reasons.
On the 4th of December 2006, the Malaysian Government recognized Silat as the Malaysia official art of self-defense and was gazette in the Akta Warisan Negara (National Heritage Act) (Silat Convention 3rd-4th, December 2006). In conclusion of my article is silat is really suitable martial arts and the best in Malaysia because of the history of martial arts is also to tell a lot about the origin of this martial art. Here I have given some information on how to learn martial arts and information related to martial arts. Did you find these tips on silat in Malaysia article is useful? Find out more about silat by going to Silat at http://www.SilatForBeginners.com. You also can get more information about self defense at http://www.SelfDefenseKnife.org. Thank you, assalamualaikum..
Monday, 20 June 2011
Obon is an annual Buddhist event for commemorating one's ancestors. It is believed that each year during obon, the ancestors' spirits return to this world in order to visit their relatives.Traditionally, lanterns are hung in front of houses to guide the ancestors' spirits, obon dances (bon odori) are performed, graves are visited and food offerings are made at house altars or temples.At the end of Obon, floating lanterns are put into rivers, lakes and seas in order to guide the spirits back into their world. The customs followed vary strongly from region to region. Obon is celebrated from the 13th to the 15th day of the 7th month of the year, which is July according to the solar calendear. However, since the 7th month of the year roughly coincides with August rather than July according to the formerly used lunar calendar. Obon is still celebrated in mid August in many regions of Japan, while it is celebrated in mid July in other regions. The Obon week in mid August is one of Japan's three major holiday seasons, accompanied by intensive domestic and international travel activities and increased accommodation rates.
The Inti Raymi ("Festival of the Sun") was a religious ceremony of the Inca Empire in honor of the god Inti, one of the most venerated gods in Inca religion. According to chronicler Garcilaso de la Vega, Sapa Inca Pachacuti created the Inti Raymi to celebrate the winter solstice and a new year in the Andes of the Southern Hemisphere. Since 1944, a theatrical representation of the Inti Raymi has been taking place at Sacsayhuaman on June 24 of each year, attracting thousands of tourists and local visitors. During the Inca Empire, the Inti Raymi was the most important of four ceremonies celebrated in Cusca, as related by Garcilaso de la Vega. The celebration took place in the Haukaypata or the main plaza in the city. The ceremony was also said to indicate the mythical origin of the Incas, lasting nine days of colorful dances and processions, as well as animal sacrifices to ensure a good cropping season. The last Inti Raymi with the Inca Emperor's presence was carried out in 1535, after which the Spanish conquest and the Catholic Church suppressed it. Some natives participated in similar ceremonies in the years after, but it was completely prohibited in 1572 by the Viceroy Francisco de Toledo, who claimed it was a pagan ceremony opposed to the Catholic faith. In 1944, a historical reconstruction of the Inti Raymi was directed by Faustino Espinoza Navarro and indigenous actors. The first reconstruction was largely based on the chronicles of Garcilaso de la Vega and only referred to the religious ceremony.
Songkran is by far Thailand’s most fun holiday. The whole country shuts down for a few days, much like some people do over Christmas. But instead of retreating into their homes, Thai come out and celebrate with the community.Traditionally, the celebration involved sprinkling water over others to signify respect, cleanse away bad luck, and welcome in good luck and prosperity for the New Year. Nowadays the symbolic sprinkling has transformed into raucous water fights in the streets that last for three days, which comes in handy considering that Songkran is typically the hottest part of the year. Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Sukhothai, Ayyuthaya and Pattaya are all known for their wild Songkran celebrations, but nearly ever corner of the country celebrates Songkran.
Fasching is carnival season. Originally it was a Pagan festival which came out of ancient Rome or Greece. In recent centuries, however, it has become more associated with the Christian Church. Officially the season starts on 11th November at 11:11am, although I've no idea why. It continues pretty low key for about 3 months. Things really begin to happen in February or March - 7 weeks before Easter. This is the week when people are allowed to "flip out" and behave recklessly before the beginning of Lent, which is a much more serious time.The Thursday before Ash Wednesday (25.Feb.2009) is known as "Weiberfastnacht", or "Women's carnival night". On this day tradition dictates that women are allowed to cut off the tie of any man within reach. So guys, don't wear your favourite tie to work that day! The women are also allowed to kiss any man they like. The following Monday is known as Rosenmontag (Rose Monday). On Rosenmontag there are various street processions involving lots of costumes and carnival floats. Faschingsdienstag (Carnival Tuesday) is the last day of Fasching and when most of the festivities happen. Faschingsdienstag is not an official holiday but workers usually get the afternoon off. Fasching around the world is celebrated mainly in the Catholic parts of Germany. Different areas give it different names, for example Karneval, Fastnacht, Fasnet, or Fosnat. Fasching is only the name used in and around Munich.
"Mardi Gras" means "Fat Tuesday." Traditionally, it is the last day for Catholics to indulge and often overindulge before Ash Wednesday starts the sober weeks of fasting that come with Lent. Formally known as Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras has long been a time of extravagant fun for European Christians. In fact, some people think Mardi Gras celebrations have their source in the wild springtime orgies of the ancient Romans.In the United States, Mardi Gras draws millions of fun-seekers to New Orleans every year. Mardi Gras has been celebrated in New Orleans on a grand scale, with masked balls and colorful parades, since French settlers arrived in the early 1700s. Hidden behind masks, people behaved so raucously that for decades in the early 19th century masks were deemed illegal in that party-loving city.
French royals, feather-covered showgirls, Energizer bunnies, painted clowns, masked lions you can find them all (and countless others) in the streets of New Orleans at Mardi Gras. By dawn on that most famous Tuesday, people have claimed the best spots on the streets to watch fabulous floats, outrageous performers, and visiting celebrities go by. Many travel hundreds of miles to be a part of the excitement. Marching bands, some of them founded more than a century ago, also take to the streets with music and festive dress. They open the day by spreading jazz music through the city before the more than 350 floats and 15,000 costumed paraders take over the scene. Crazy costumes and wild make-up are the order of the day for paraders and parade-watchers alike. The most lavish get-ups can be seen at the cross-dressing beauty pageants in the French Quarter, where bawdy costuming may reach new heights (over seven feet, in heels).
Monday, 13 June 2011
Ella Enchanted is a wonderful modern fantasy story about a young girl who has been cursed since birth.Ella is an outspoken, strong-willed girl who unfortunately is given the gift of obedience by the fairy Lucinda. This spells change for the life of Ella as she is obligated to obey anything that she is told to do, even to the point of endangering her own life. When Ella is fifteen years old her mother dies, but before she die she tells Ella she can not tell anyone about the spell for fear that they may use it against her. she loses her mom at a young age and is left by her father at the mercy of her evil stepmother and stepsisters. She decides that she must try to find Lucinda and beg her to break the spell.Ella had a prince whom she loves and shares everything with. Prince has been proposed to her to become his queen. She married the prince and they live happily ever after.