Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Amazing Human origin

The Wonders of You and Me

Twenty, forty, fifty or sixty years ago, where were you? We appeared as a fertilized egg swimming in an enclosed sac filled with a clear amniotic fluid in the early growth of our human development. This is the distinguishing characteristic of all living things, its ability to reproduce. From a single cell, we are gradually being developed in the ovary, gently and nicely all the parts were being put together slowly, bones, muscles, veins, nerves, and organs to be ready for release as a new born babe.

At a microscopic level, we are all composed of cells. Our body is made of about 10 trillion cells. The largest human cells are about the diameter of a human hair, but most human cells are smaller perhaps one-tenth of the diameter of a human hair. A typical human cell might be one-tenth of the diameter of our hair (10 microns).

As long as a cell's membrane is intact and it is making all of the enzymes it needs to function properly, the cell is alive. Out of about 10 trillion cells our body is made off, cells are divided in about 200 different types. We have the skin cell, muscles cell, blood cell, nerve cell etc. Most cells are so tiny that they can be seen only through a microscope.

Despite cells are divided in about 200 different types, all cells have basic characteristics in common. All cells consist of fluid material called cytoplasm surrounded by an outer covering called the cell membrane. The cell membrane is enclosed in a relatively thick covering called the cell wall. This wall is usually composed of cellulose, which is inflexible; that is why plant cells are generally more rigid than animal cells.

All cells develop from previously existing cells through cell division. Cell division is responsible for the growth of the organism and the replacement of old or worn-out cells. This mystery that happened inside our body without our knowledge is a big question we could ask, how can the cell reproduce? Where does the miracle of life come from?

God formed man of the dust of the ground without the presence of any type of living cells. Speaking it on human terms, God formed man of the dust of the ground a physical matter such as normally found on the surface of the earth. When God formed man out of dust, the formed man has no life. The formed man although has readily available internal organs, became only a living soul when God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life.
The breath of life is the miracle of life that stimulates growth of our body cells. This breath of life do all of the work inside cells. Cells use the breath of life internally to grow, reproduce and create energy. But if we will not provide an ideal condition to the cells, the cells will sleep, he is not happy.

This will lead to human body problem, cancer and all kinds of diseases occur because a person’s specific body cells sleep, leading into a life-threatening if remain unattended. What can we do so that our body cells needs to live its life? Love is an interesting energy, like X –Ray, we can not see, touch but it sees our body cells. Love touches just like the X-Ray, it touches our body cells.

Love here is not only confined in boosting our immune system, love here refers to Someone (God) that aware of the need so that our body cells will not sleep. For our physical body come from the dust, it will return to the dust.  But the breath of life God breathed into our nostrils why we become a living soul will return to God.  This is the resurrection that happened everyday in our daily life. Our body cells were being resurrected from death due to age and physical abuse like smoking, too much liquor drinking, high cholesterol, high body mass index, physical inactivity and low fruit and vegetable intake.

We all hope and pray that we will enjoy the best of health and lives to a ripe old age. This is something which everybody keeps an eye on. But more than anything else, someone out there loves us more than we could imagine. He is watching us through the window of heaven even we are still in the dark shop of our mother’s womb. He is the silent partner that makes life beautiful even in the midst of uncertainties. This is not a message of learning, rather this is a message of change to each an every one of us.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

"Bora" short for Boracay, the paradise island


 Boracay is a small bone-shaped tropical island located approximately 200Km south of Manila and 2Km off the northwest tip of the mainland island of Panay in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines.

The palm-studded island of Boracay - with its white, talcum-fine beach, balmy weather and warm, crystalline waters - is like a hypnotic magnet that lures many to a lotus existence. In this tiny, butterfly-shaped island at the northwestern tip of Panay in Western Visayas, days can be spent by simply lazing on the beach and nights are for indulging in the tropical party lifestyle. Boracay is an anchor tourist destination and one of the 7,000 times more islands that make up the Philippine archipelago.

On the island, the two main modes of transport are via motor-tricycles along the main road or by walking along the beaches. Pedicabs are also available for transport along the Beachfront Path. Other means of transportation include mountain bikes, quadbikes and motorbikes, all of which can be rented. To explore around the island's coast, motorized bancas and sailing paraws are available for rent. These are outrigger canoes and are common sight in waters around the island. The sailing paraw is a narrow hulled boat with outriggers either side and with passengers sometimes seated on a trampoline platform between the outrigger supports. These are extremely fast off the wind, but can be unwieldy for inexperienced sailors.


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Boracay Island Paradise

Boracay Island Paradise

January is the time to hang loose in the "Land of the Atis." Kalibo, the capital town of Aklan, is the gateway to Boracay. Every second weekend of January, it celebrates the Ati-Atihan Festival where frenzied streetdancing is performed by costumed and black-sooted "tribes" as they wend through the main streets from dawn till the witching hours.
The Ati-Atihan is celebrated for three days and commemorates the 13th-century land deal between 10 migrating Bornean chieftains and the aboriginal Ati King Marikudo. It also honors the town patron, the infant Santo Niño.
To the accompaniment of hundreds of lyres and drums, merrymakers throw all inhibitions to the wind as they join the tribes in a mad jig punctuated by rhythmic shouts of: "Hala bira! Puera pasma! Hala bira! Viva Santo Niño!" (Loosely translated, means: "Let go! Don't get sick! Let go! Hail the Holy Child!") Kalibo is also famous for its handloom weaving industry where fine silken fabrics are produced from the fibers of the piña (pineapple) and abaca plants.

The taste of the region is simple with charbroiled chicken as common fare. Another favorite dish is raw fish marinated in spicy vinegar.
Dining, however, is no problem in Boracay with most resorts having their own restaurants that serve both Filipino and international cuisines. Small snack bars and fastfood outlets line the island.
Filipinos do not simply provide the guest with a place to rest or park their luggage, they also share the best of what they have. This warm, effusive brand of hospitality is what distinguishes Philippine hotels from the others. Resorts in Boracay range from the posh "AAA" to the more tailored "SIR" (special interest resort).

1. Wear SHORTS !!! Don't be like those corporate geeks who needs to be carried by the boatmen coz their office pants will get wet. You will be walking on waist-to knee deep of water when you get to Boracay Island.
2. Bring Slippers. Tho you can buy them anytime at the market, it still pays to bring those sturdy off-road strap ons. Your plush basketball shoes wont feel and smell right with all those sand in them. Don't think it's not fashionable at the airport either, co'z it is, and security inspectors will love you for not giving them a hard time to look for things in your shoe.
3. Travel Light. Its best if you can have all your things fit in a backpack. Don't bring your leather luggage, they will get powdery white with sea salt and ruin the leather. Most of the things you need are available at the island store.
4. Bring your medicines. Common sense huh? It will be tragic if your asthma inhaler will not be available on the island drug store.
5. Wear light cotton clothes.
6. Use Credit Cards. At the island, visa and mastercard is widely accepted, and there is even a center where you can get "cash advances in peso". If you're using an international $ card, you will be amazed at how far your dollar can go. (cause you will normally be billed in Philippine Peso)
7. Be friendly. There is no place for grouchy people in Boracay. The locals, even a 5 year old kid will smilingly greet you "Good morning", when you pass by, it wouldn't hurt to exchange hi's and hello's...it's simply one of the friendliest place in the world.
8. Buy Souvenirs. Nothing is more annoying than friends arriving from Boracay without even a single "pasalubong" for you. The market is a sure hit for bargain hunters, small intricately carved and hand painted fishes and dolphins are amongst the favorite.
9. Get a good package and competent travel agency.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Boracay Island

Place called Boracay Island 

The palm-studded island of Boracay - with its white, talcum-fine beach, balmy weather and warm, crystalline waters - is like a hypnotic magnet that lures many to a lotus existence. In this tiny, butterfly-shaped island at the northwestern tip of Pana in Western Visayas, days can be spent by simply lazing on the beach and nights are for indulging in the tropical party lifestyle. Boracay is an anchor tourist destination and one of the 7,000 times more islands that make up the Philippine archipelago.

The code in Boracay is strictly informal.
There is an undeniable easy atmosphere in Boracay where walking barefoot than shod is the rule rather than the exception. White Beach is so, soooo fine, it feels like treading on miles of baby powder! No wonder, even swinging discos have the beach for a floor, giving dance a new twist. There are no hang-ups either in this island. At daytime, tourists having a soothing massage under the shade of a coconut tree beside the shoreline is a common sight. And from dusk to dawn, Boracay turns into one big party place where everyone is welcome to join in...But first, let's toast that sunset cocktail!

Diversions are certainly no problem in this tropical eden with leisure activities calendared throughout the year and amenities offered by some 350 tourist establishments. 

For the adventure-driven, "Mambo Number 5" is a little bit of boating and wind surfing, a little bit of scuba diving, a little bit of trekking, a little bit of mountain biking, and a little bit of golf. There's plenty to do in Boracay other than beachbumming and partyhopping.
On the eastern side of the island is Bulabog Beach, a boardsailor's mecca that draws enthusiasts from all over the world, especially during the peak season of November to March. In January, it is the site of an International Funboard Cup.

Sailboating and kayaking are popular sporting activities, with Boracay playing host to the annual Paraw Regatta, an international sailboat race that makes use of the native outrigger. Dive sites surround the island and are learning venues to both novice and professional divers, guided by competent instructors of the many dive shops that operate in the area.
Trekking or mountain biking can also bring the intrepid to the island's quaint interior villages and to the edges' scenic rocky cliffs, discovering along the way many hidden coves with isolated beaches far from the tourist crowd. And for golf bugs, Fairways and Bluewater Resort Golf and Countryclub has an 18-hole championship course.

Have a look of paradise in the Philippines