“And ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”
– Kahlil Gibran
Paintings, Sculptures, photography
Yes it is Moon Day today.
Global Granary is celebrating such an auspicious anniversary today.
It is the 50th anniversary of the very first moon landing.
It is also 50 years since that iconic and inspirational quote Neil Armstrong:
“That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.”
I read a copy of the speech which would have been given by the then United States of America’s president, Richard Nixon, should Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin did not come back.
It was very poignant.
It says that their sacrifice was a step forward for mankind.
Thought for the Day:
“In this world, you must be a bit too kind in order to be kind enough.”
– Pierre Marivaux
Happy Birthday to:-
The video below is of upside down ducks.
And please it is not a delicious duck recipe. 🙂
I took the video while we were perambulating at Golders Hill Park in North West London on a sunny day early this spring 2018.
To be honest for a girl, who grew up in a farm, I have never seen ducks feeding in the water in an upside down position. It was rather amazing to see and watch them doing their business.
Barangay Election – Philippines
I thought I should post this Wamil Family memorabilia to honour the current barangay election that is gripping the Philippines.
As per above photo, my father was a former barrio captain or barrio lieutenant. The photo was taken with Armi Kuusela, who was of course the very first MISS UNIVERSE!
She had to give up the crown in the middle of her reign to marry a very rich Filipino, Virgilio Hilario, after a very whirlwind courtship. I think the one sitting on her right is Armi’s husband.
Anyway, looking at the above photo, my father was fifth from the left, second row, standing up. Well just look for the most handsome man, that is my father! LOL 🙂
My father was the barrio captain of a paradise-like village of Marag.
What is a barangay in terms of a barrio?
A barangay was formerly known as a barrio. And it is the smallest administrative unit or district in the Philippines.
These villages or barrios or barangays are headed by cabeza del barrio also known as kapitan del barrio, barrio captain, also called as barrio lieutenant, teniente del barrio or the more modern Punong Barangay/ Barangay chairperson.
Barangay came from the word balangay, which is coined from the boat used by Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian) people to migrate to the Philippines.
I have to say that these Austonesian people look so much like the Igorots of Mountain Province.
Anyway, please remember to vote wisely. Elect those who are able, capable, and not prone to corruption.
Afterall, you get the people you choose!