If we can't fly to New York, we'll settle with this small gem: A curated tour.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Dunk them in a wee bit of basket.... And you get... LIN-sanity, LIN-credible, f-LIN-tastic, ef-LIN-g....
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Every February, when green seedlings of mountain rice have already sprouted from the nursery, the Ifugao farmers of Bangaan, Banaue in Northern Philippines begin the long ritual of transplanting them to the terraces. Water, a plentiful resource from the slopes of the mountain, flow through a network of irrigation channels carved on the sides of the terraces. Fresh water makes the fertile soil yield to the manual labor of sowing the tender roots of the grass.
On this occasion, the village, through their priest, the Mumbaki, and the elders, gathers to perform a communal ceremony of song, dance, sacrifice, prayer and hepatomancy. Hepatomancy is a form of divination also practiced by the Babylonians where the liver, the "source of blood" and the "base of life", is examined to discover the divine will. The priest is specially trained to interpret the "signs" of the liver.(1)