Reading sad love stories or watching emotional TV series can easily make some people cry while others find it hard to shed some tears.
It is a normal thing seeing most people cry at funerals. It is in that situation that arouses their emotions that make them cry. Losing a loved one can have an immediate emotional response that may eventually lead to crying more than the normal.
Sadness, anger, and even happiness can induce crying. It is believed to be an outlet or a result of a burst of intense emotional sensations during happy events and painful occurrences.
In a study, most people feel better after the crying episode. It activates the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) which help people relax. It regulates their emotions, helps them to be calm and reduce their own stress level.
Crying is primarily an attachment behavior, as it rallies support from the people around us. This is known as an interpersonal or social benefit.
Additionally, it makes people feel good and may also ease both physical and emotional pain. In this way, crying can help reduce pain and promote a sense of well-being.
It helps lift people’s spirits and make them feel better. As well as relieving pain, oxytocin and endorphins can help improve mood. This is why they are often known as “feel good” chemicals.
Researchers believe that crying could reduce the levels of these chemicals in the body, which could, in turn, reduce stress. More research is needed into this area to confirm this.
However, it follows that the calming, mood-enhancing, and pain-relieving effects of crying may help a person fall asleep more easily.
Crying helps to kill bacteria and keep the eyes clean as tears contain a fluid called lysozyme. The fluid had such powerful antimicrobial properties that it could even help to reduce risks presented by bioterror agents.
Basal tears, which are released every time a person blinks, help to keep the eyes moist and prevent mucous membranes from drying out.
As the National Eye Institute explains, the lubricating effect of basal tears helps people to see more clearly. When the membranes dry out, vision can become blurry.
“Another interesting discovery about the content of tears was made by Dr. William H. Frey II, a biochemist at the St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center in Minnesota. He and his team analyzed two types of tears: the emotional ones (crying when emotionally upset and stressed) and the ones arising from irritants (such as crying from onions). They found that emotional tears contained more of the protein-based hormones, prolactin, adrenocorticotropic hormone, and leucine enkephalin (natural painkiller), all of which are produced by our body when under stress. It seems as if the body is getting rid of these chemicals through tears. That explains why we usually feel better after a good cry.”
So, there you go. Cry as much as you want – it is probably good for you. But no cheating by inducing crying with onions. Your tear glands know the difference.” _________________________________________________________________________________
when the mind writes it gathers ideas and drafts then the fingers tap the keys words are formed the eyes and mind read silently the mouth reads aloud and the ears hear what you speak then the mind analyzes edits the whole for errors and decides to end it in the trash …
Batanes is in the northern part of the Philippines. It is an archipelagic province and also the smallest. It owns the most unique beauty where the rocky shores are complimented with beautiful hills and rolling terrains embracing its islands.
This is the mountainside road going to the remote Barangay Chavayan.
This is the farthest and one of the 29 barangays of Batanes in Sabtang island making it an isolated village. It has a chapel, an elementary school and some stone houses. Some of it has been remodeled with concrete and some families enjoy the luxury of owning a television and other modern facilities. The village has a select electricity users as others can not afford a monthly payment for the usage.
They are a group of woody perennial grass which can grow up to 91 – 122 centimeters/day ( 3.8 – 5.0 centimeters /hour ) and are divided into two species, namely; a) CLUMPERS – they have short roots that grow close together in a circular pattern at a very slow rate. b) RUNNERS – they have roots called rhizomes. They can “run” underground that spread far and wide and produce shoots several meters away from the parent plant.
Bamboo belongs to the largest Bambuseae of the grass family of Poaceae. There are gigantic types of bamboo that grow almost treelike, while dwarf varieties can be small enough to grow in pots.
These varieties of bamboo are popular non-timber forest products and a viable substitute for wood. Young bamboo are consumed as foods (bamboo shoots), while adults are used in furniture-making, basket weaving, and other handicrafts. Their shavings and other wastes are made into briquettes, parquets, slots, and other uses in house building.
As the country needs grow, uses of bamboo are being studied, subsidized, developed and marketed. Its status has been upgraded as a high value crop, and it follows that its production has to be prioritized in order to gain investments and create more jobs.
Bambusa Blumenea – Kawayan tinik – also known as spiny bamboo or thorny bamboo, is a specie of bamboo growing in Tropical Asia.. Bambusa Spinosa – Bayog – is the most commonly used species of bamboo in the Philippines. • Used in the building of bamboo houses, furniture and household utensils. • Leaf juice is used in aromatherapy. Bambusa Vulgaris – Kawayan kiling – binomial name of the common bamboo Dendrocalamus Asper – Giant bamboo – rough bamboo – timber bamboo used as building material for heavy construction. Shoots are used for foods.
Several names have been tagged in this noisemaker machine. Traditionally, it is known as Lantaka (native naval cannons). Bumbong – bamboo tube. Kanyong Kawayan – bamboo cannon.
Filipinos should take credit for this bamboo cannons because they have been using this for several decades. The inventor/s are not known but its use as the maker of the booom noise for the New Year’s eve is regarded as a safe alternative to firecrackers. Its popularity are widespread together with its firing mechanism. Although it is safe to operate, it claimed its first victim as a one year old child died of smoke inhalation.
image source: The Jonas Chronicles – Bamboo Organ, Las Pinas city
The Las Pinas Bamboo Organ is housed in St. Joseph Parish Church Las Pinas city, Philippines. It is a 19th century church organ with unique organ pipes. It was completed after 6 years of work in 1824 by Fr. Diego Cera, the builder of the town’s stone church. It was declared a National Cultural Treasure in 2003. Due to its old age, it was restored in 1975, which consisted of 1,031 pipes, of which, 902 are made of bamboo.
“Since the restoration of the Bamboo Organ in 1975, we have been celebrating the gift this instrument has been to Las Piñas City, giving an identity to the city and to the country, protecting our national organ patrimony which is unique in Asia.
“The present situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic did not change our conviction to continue this annual event, although held in another platform maximizing the use of technology and the ingenuity of social media,” says Leo Renier, executive director of the festival and president of the Bamboo Organ Foundation.
OTHER INVENTIONS MADE OF BAMBOO.
Bamboo Musical Instrument Bukidnon’s Talaandig Trike LoudBasstard bamboo sound amplifier Negros’ Wala Usik bamboo mugs and Coconut bowls Top Gear Bamboo Electric motorcycles Bambike Bamboo bicycle
As our time advances, future inventions and discoveries making use of the lowly bamboo need to be tapped and pushed for production to be marketed all over the world.
Just for the experience, we tried a middle sized boat with a front arched upwards. It cruised around the floating market area and its periphery. The ride begun in a densely occupied floating market where navigating inch by inch was quite slow. The river was an overcrowded one. Boats pushed each other to gain a little space forward. The further we advanced, the squeeze was getting loose and the travel getting faster. Acceleration of speed was unzipped. This was a foray of sights caught and got loose in the middle of stupefying river traffic. We changed boat, a low and flat one when we strolled the floating market in a relaxed reduced speed.
THE ELEPHANT SHOW.
It started with the Elephants Parade and their introduction to the visitors. It showed mainly the animals’ loyalty and obedience to their masters. As the show unfurled a clip of Thailand’s history with the elephants as the main actors, I can’t help but wonder how helpful they were to man’s needs. Their importance was of prominence when the Thais won their battle with the aid of the elephants in crushing the enemy.
As a spectator of the show, I enjoyed their performances but, do the elephants enjoyed their acts? The organizer of the show called it a success but we don’t know what’s behind the training methods introduced to the animals. I have read about some concerns of some animal lovers about the well-being of elephants after they reached the age of retiring. Also, there are some circus owners planning to stop elephants as circus animals.
The show was a success as it ended with the audience clapping their hands with smiles on their faces.
Temple of the Emerald Buddha. – Wat Phra Kaew Temple
This temple is one of the most important temples in Thailand. It is also the spiritual core of Thai Buddhism and monarchy and the country’s most holy image.
On May 6, 1782, marked the construction of the Grand Palace by King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (King Rama 1) which ruled Bangkok at that time.
In 1785, he constructed Wat Phra Kaew Temple inside the palace’s grounds and transferred the capital from Thonburi to Bangkok.
If i won’t do it it will be forever within me If i won’t do it all of me will become dusts If i won’t do it now thoughts will be thoughts till the end of time I’m writing now so reflections of me will remain and linger on anybody’s cognition So I will be remembered… ________________________
Biliran is a province that lies less than a kilometer north of Leyte province. A bridge-causeway connects the two provinces. It is located in the Eastern Visayas region (Region VIII) and one of the Philippine’s smallest and newest provinces when it became an independent province on May 11, 1992 through Republic Act 7160.
I arrived at Tacloban, Leyte airport at 7:30 AM from Manila by Air Asia and traveled to Ormoc city by van and took another van for Naval, Biliran. D’Mei Residence Inn was my preferred place to stay for the duration of the trip. As I always do in most of my travels, I always befriend tricycle drivers and rent their motorcycles for the tour and make them as my tour guide/driver-in-one.
Tres Marias Mountain in the distance.
We had to stop for a refueling but there was no gasoline station in sight. No problem, there were bottles of gasoline on the roadside. There was also a roadside vegetable “garden”.
a friend saw you yesterday you looked so gorgeous you were in a hurry when you flagged down a yellow taxi
i thought you were at home busy on the phone, promised on leaving early we’ll have a date to watch a movie but your word was a trick and half-empty
we’re supposed to meet at the cinema’s lobby guests in pairs, i felt the envy five agonizing hours i have waited precious moments have been waisted
didn’t show up at the agreed time i really thought that you were mine to learn from our friends which i hate you’ve gone with someone on a date
the truth hurts deep inside though i really prayed so hard last night that my heart-in-pain and valentines won’t coincide i’ll sleep my nights and let the tides of anger subside… _________________________
These flowers can be found in Dahilayan Gardens adjoining the Dahilayan Forest Park and Dahilayan Adventure Park in Mindanao. The cool climate of the park can be attributed to its location which is nestled at the foot of Mount Kitanglad ranges in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, Philippines. Afternoon rains is a frequent occurence. At times it lasts till the early part of dawn.
she’s female, a woman a wife, a sister, a lover a sweetheart, a mistress a girlfriend, a teacher
a politician, a doctor an actress, a driver a writer, a blogger a criminal, a prostitute
a nun, a servant a musician, a singer a chef, a banker a grandma, a mother
whoever she is, she’s independent in her judgment or action she has always been her own woman capable of bearing offspring our lives began with her and her man
she’s called a WOMAN by designation preferred by most modern female adults, the standard parallel to man and a LADY as the term of approval and the term of courtesy in the sense of a “polite, refined woman”
an emotional experience a contagious one funny smileys LOLs deliberate helpless can be real or forced suppressing makes you giggle core of a comedy product of jokes a happy act a LAUGHTER… ______________