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13 March

Daffodil the national flower of Wales, Photo by PH Morton

13 March

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Thought for the Day

Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and worries of this life…
– Luke 21:34

 

 

Favourite Drama Twosome (South East Asian)

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Favourite Drama Twosome (South East Asian)

It is the chemistry that makes a drama works.  Without it, it is hard for the viewers to connect with the leads and the story itself, especially if it is a romantic drama.

There have been plenty of instances where the chemistry is stronger between the lead girl and the second male lead that you wish they get together in the end.  This was particularly in the case of Ma Jin Jo and Nam Gil in Go back Couple.

I have to confess, I quite know my way within the SouthEast Asian dramas as I have binged watched plenty of them these past two years.  And Japanese youth dramas have the most amazing and cute chemistry.

Anyway here is my list:

Chen Xiao Xi & Jiang Chen (A  Love So Beautiful)

Hyuga Toru & Natsui Makoto (Rich Man, Poor Woman

Hong Ra On & Lee Yeong (Moonlight Drawn By Clouds)

Ma Jin Joo & Nam Gil (Go Back Couple)

Kim Shin & Eun Tak; Goblin & Grim Reaper

Zhong Shao Xi & Yan Li Zheng, (Attention, Love)

Kim Bok-Joo & Jung Joon Hyung (Weightlifting Fairy)

Gu Zing Xuan & Zhao Tian Xing (The Masked Lover)

Nao & Uehara (Good Morning Calls Season 1 & 2)

Kohoko & Hajime (Overprotected Kohoko)

Shan Cai and Dao Ming Si (Meteor Garden)

Woven Rattan Baskets

Rattan basket, photo by JMorton

Woven Rattan Baskets

Rattan is some sort of a climbing bamboo looking plant which grows profusely in the mountains of Ilocos and other parts of the Philippines.

Thank goodness that they do grow abundantly as they provide materials for weaving so many things necessary to the farming communities of the Philippines.

Rattan basket, photo by JMorton

Bilao in Tagalog is a winnowing flat basket which is called bigao in Ilocano.  This flat basket is necessary in separating the husks or hulls from the rice grains, especially when a mortar and pestle had been used to manually dehusk the palay into rice.

 

Rattan basket, photo by JMorton

 

Increase Brain Power

It seems brushing one’s teeth is not only for health and hygiene reasons, it is so much more.

Brain Power

Increase Brain Power

There are also some research about the effect of chocolates to brain power.  Apparently the flavanols in cocoa can increase cognitive abilities, allowing for multitasking, i.e. ability to perform two or more tasks at a time.

 

1001 Most Romantic Songs

Lamprocapnos spectabilis (bleeding heart) Hill Garden – Nr Hampstead Heath
Photo by PH Morton

1001 Most Romantic Songs

This is Global Granary’s all tie most romantic music compilation, which is a work in progress.

Our list currently includes the following:

YVES MONTAND – Les Feuilles Mortes

Jim Croce – I’ll Have To Say I Love You In A Song

Bobby Darin sings “Beyond the Sea”

Charles Trenet – La Mer

Sandra Dee & Bobby Darin-Dream Lover

hyun bin-that man lyrics (eng+korea sub) ost secret garden

Peter Frampton – Baby I Love Your Way (’76)

All of Me – John Legend

Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are

Enchanted by Taylor Swift and a reply version by Adam Young of City Owl