Jumat, 25 Maret 2011

Night Joke

Season Ticket
Sarah was reading a newspaper, while her husband was engrossed in a magazine. Suddenly, she burst out laughing. "Listen to this," she said. "There's a classified ad here where a guy is offering to swap his wife for a season ticket to the stadium."
"Hmmm," her husband said, not looking up from his magazine.
Teasing him, Sarah said, "Would you swap me for a season ticket?"
"Absolutely not," he said.
"How sweet," Sarah said. "Tell me why not."
"Season's more than half over," he said.

Wife comes home to find the old man shagging the dog in the front room.
"My God Henry", she screams, "I know you've had other woman but this time you've gone too far!"
"You may be right" he says, "I think I'm stuck."

Bauty cure for a headache
Phil was at the bar one night, and complained about having a headache.
"I've got a beaut cure for a headache," said his mate Trev. "Whenever I have a headache I head home and I get my wife to give me a long, slow, wet blowjob. Never fails."
A week went by and they were in the bar again, talking. "Did you try my headache cure," asked Trev. "Yeah said Phil, worked great! Your house is nice, too!"

Trhee Kind
A family is at the dinner table. The son asks his father, 'Dad, how many kinds of boobs are there?'
The father, surprised, answers, 'Well, son, there are three kinds of Boobs. In her 20's, a woman's are like melons, round and firm. In her 30's to 40's, they are like pears, still nice but hanging a bit. After 50, they are like onions'.
'Yes, you see them and they make you cry.'
This infuriated his wife and daughter so the daughter said, 'Mum, how many kinds of 'willies' are there?'.
The mother, surprised, smiles and answers, 'Well dear, a man goes through three phases. In his 20's, his willy is like an oak tree, mighty and hard. In his 30's and 40's, it is like a birch, flexible but reliable. After his 50's, it is like a Christmas Tree.'
'A Christmas tree?'
'Yes - the root's dead and the balls are just for decoration.'

Wonder of Indonesia

Indonesia is a country in the Southeastern Asia very near the equatorial line, composed by the greatest archipelago of the world, which has around 17508 islands dispersed between seas that belong to Asia and Oceania, being the greatest islands Java (which is the most populous with almost two thirds of the population) , Sumatra (the biggest), Bali and Sulawesi. Its capital is the city of Jakarta and in total Indonesia occupies an area of 1 919 440 square Kilometers. Indonesia has borders with Papua New Guinea, East Timor and Malaysia as well as Singapore, Philippines, Australia and the India; Indonesia shares territories with these countries in several islands.
Indonesia map
Indonesia map
The name of the country was originated in the XVIII century and derives of the Latin word Indus (India) and the Greek word nesos (island). The term Indonesia, was popularized by several English and Dutch publications, which used this word to refer the Indian Archipelago or Malayan Archipelago. By the beginning of the XX century the word Indonesia was used commonly in the academic circles and soon it was used also by the common people.
Indonesia is also one of the most populous countries of the planet, with a population composed by about 234 million people, most of them Muslim. Indonesia concentrates the greatest Muslim population of the world. But, Indonesia is a country with a great ethnical diversity. There are around 300 ethnic groups in the country; therefore the main motto of Indonesia is "Bhinneka tunggal ika" (“Unity in Diversity”). The main ethnic groups of the country are Javanese (45%), Sundanese (14%), Madurese (7.5%) and Coastal Malays (7.5%).
Because of its equatorial position, there are only two seasons in the country: wet season (from November to March) and dry season (from June to October). Both seasons are quite hot, with an average temperature of 28ºC (82ºF) in the coastal zones and 23ºC (73 ºF) in the mountain zones. The annual rainfall rate in the most parts of the country is 2000 millimeters and the average humidity is around 82%.
The main products of exportation of Indonesia are the petroleum and the natural gas. The agriculture is also an important economical activity in the country and in the last decades tourism has become a great financial source for the country, mainly in Bali which is considered one of the best tourist destinations of the world because of its impressive natural beauty and its amazing culture. The Asian Financial Crisis in 1997 affected seriously the Indonesian economy; nevertheless, the national economy is now quite stable and the economy is growing slowly, but this growth rate is not enough yet to solve the high poverty levels of the country.
The human presence in the country is very ancient. The famous Homo erectus one of the oldest species of hominids was found for first time in the island of Java, therefore is known as the “Java Man”, this ancestor of the man lived in the Java Island around 1000000 years ago. It believes that first men arrived to Indonesia from the South Asia in 2000 BC. Nevertheless, the first small kingdoms were founded in the VIII century BC these ancient civilizations flourished thanks to the agriculture which is still one of the most important activities in the country because of the rich and fertile lands of the majority of islands that composed the Archipelago. It is also during this time that the first commercial links with China and India were established. These links with the two greatest cultures of Asia has played an important role in the history and culture of Indonesia.
The influence of the Hinduism and Buddhism caused the creation of one of the first important reigns of the zone, the Srivijaya kingdom. This reign reached its peak in the VII century and its influence was based on the naval power and the trade. The Java island was almost always the politic center of the Archipelago, thus this island hosted the most important dynasties of the Indonesian history, such as the Saliendra, Mataram and Singasari from the VIII century to the X century or the powerful Majapahit dynasty, which ruled in Java between XIII and XVI centuries. The period of government of this dynasty is considered the golden age of the country’s history, mainly while the King Hayam Wuruk ruled (1331 - 1364). Most ancient monumental treasures of the country were built during the reign of the Mahapahit dynasty.
The main religion of the country (mainly in Java and Sumatra) is the Islam. The first Muslim traders from Persia arrived to the Archipelago in the XIII century mainly to north of Sumatra, step by step the Islam became the greatest religion of the country with exception of the Bali Island, where the Hinduism is still now the main religion. At the end of the Majapahit Empire, the Sultan of Demak (at north of Java) conquered the capital of the kingdom, Sunda Kelapa and he gave to Sunda Kelapa city its current name “Jakarta”.
Europeans discovered the culture of Indonesia in 1512 when a Portuguese expedition led by Francisco Serrao arrived to Maluku trying to control the trade of cloves, nutmeg and pepper. An Alliance between Portuguese and Spaniards tried to conquer the Archipelago; nevertheless, the main Sultans of Indonesia repelled the invasion at the end of the XVI century. But, Dutch and English still fought for the control of the Archipelago. In 1602 Dutch, created the Dutch East India Company, then Netherlands became the greatest western power in the region and later established a colony. Dutch controlled the Archipelago but they never got a complete control of the country.
During the World War II, Japanese invaded Indonesia finishing with the Dutch rule. After the defeat of Japan in 1945; The Indonesian leader Sukarno declared the independence of the country. Dutch tried to recover the control of Indonesia using diplomatic and warlike means. But, finally in 1949 Netherlands recognized the Indonesian Independence. Sukarno became the president of Indonesia headed a regimen democratic at the beginning but authoritarian at the end. The Sukarno’s government finished in 1968, when the “New Order Administration”, (a military organization led by the general Suharto) took advantage of the decline of Sukarno’s regimen and got the control of Indonesia.
The New Order ruled in the country with the support of United States, despite the authoritarian character of the regimen and the constant accusations of corruption and political repression, However, after the Asian Economic Crisis of the last years of the 1990s, which generate many protests in all the country, general Suharto was forced to leave the power. Unfortunately, the fall of the authoritarian regimen, produced the eruption of the ethnic, religious and political tensions, causing waves of violence in several provinces like Borneo, Irian Jaya, Aceh, Ambon and mainly in Eastern Timor where after a referendum that decided the separation of Indonesia, the Indonesian army, repressed brutally Timorese citizens, many people were killed, but in 2002 thanks to the International Intervention, Eastern Timor achieved finally its independence.
Now, Indonesia is a constitutional republic with a presidential system. In 2004 for first time the people elected directly their president. The country is fighting against the natural disasters, the corruption and the separatism which have characterized the recent history of Indonesia. Unfortunately great tragedies like the Terrible Tsunami of December 26, 2004 and the terrorist attacks of Muslim fundamentalist groups such as the suicide bombing in Bali in 2005 have affected seriously the country’s image. But, despite these facts Indonesia is a wonderful country with a marvelous culture and is still one of the favorite destinations of tourists from the entire world.

SkyPark, Fantastic Swimming Pool Hotel Marina Bay Sands Singapore

SkyPark, Swimming Pool Fantastic Hotel Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, Marina Bay Sands Hotel is a hotel in Singapore, works of extraordinary and unique, designed by visionary architect Moshe Safdie.

Hotel Marina Bay Sands is the world's most expensive hotel, with swimming pool 'SkyPark' boat-shaped tower perched on top of three 55 floors, 200 meters above ground level.

Three hotel towers are connected with one hectare garden on the roof offers a view of a full circle above the sky singapore that display the beauty of the park, restaurant and swimming pool.


Like heaven in the sky, SkyPark equipped with beautiful gardens which are home to 250 species of trees and 650 species of plants. A link of colorful swimming pool stretches between three tower hotel, with an infinite edge overlooking the city center.

With a length of three times the length of the Olympic pool, swimming pool SkyPark is the world's largest pool.


Kamis, 24 Maret 2011

Japanese ship rides Tsunami Waves

Japanese coast guard, last Saturday, released a video which records when a ship riding the waves in the northern peninsula of Japan. The wave came after the earthquake magnitude 9 S.R struck off the Japanese coast on 11 March.


Amazing but deathly. look this pictures.....


Rabu, 23 Maret 2011

10 Most Spectacular Carnivals in the World

Believe it or not, but February is the most festive time of the year. Why? Because of the carnivals happening world-wide! The festivities typically include lively parades, rich foods, and different forms of entertainment.
Many different theories surround the origins of Carnival. Some suggest that it is derived from the Latin expression “carne vale”, which means “farewell to meat”, signifying that those were the last days when one could eat meat before the fasting of Lent. Others believe that the celebrations were a way to scare away evil spirits, thereby saying goodbye to winter and welcoming spring.
There are hundreds of carnivals across the world, but there are a select few that have proved to be the most spectacular ones.

1. The Carnival of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This is definitely number one carnival in the world – the greatest and most colorful. Modern Brazilian Carnival originated in Rio de Janeiro in 1641, and has become an event of huge proportions. Every year, the carnival is held between 13th and 16th of February. It begins with the crowning of the Fat King (King Momo), who is presented with a giant silver and gold key by the city’s mayor. Then it is carnival all over the place, in the streets and squares, bars, clubs and all other venues, culminating is the Samba Parade, when the best samba schools in Rio march through the half-mile long Sambodromo theater in Rio – some of them paying as much as $1,000,000 to prepare for the big day and compete to be known as the best in Brazil. Up to 50,000 spectators come to watch, and the event is broadcast around the globe.
Photo by Cora Rónai
Photo by Cora Rónai
Photo by Cora Rónai

2. The Carnival of Venice, Italy

The Venice Carnival is probably the second best known carnival in the world. It starts around two weeks before Ash Wednesday and ends on Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras. It consists of grand balls, concerts, dances, parades and other events. The participants tend to wear elaborate costumes and masks. This congregation of masked people began in the 15th century, but the tradition can be traced back to the beginning of the 14th Century. The Venetian Mask came into being because all the residents wanted to be treated equally, no matter how rich or poor they were. Today, approximately 30,000 visitors come to Venice each day for Carnivals. In the squares street-artists and singers entertain with songs and music from their guitars, the guests of the Venice Carnival.
Photo by Domen Jakus
Photo by Daniele Sartori
Photo by Nemodus

3. The Nice Carnival, France

The Nice Carnival is one of the major carnival events, alongside the Brazilian and Venetian Carnivals. At the time of carnival Nice erupts into a citywide party, with parades in the daytime and evening and a large bonfire and fireworks on Mardi Gras itself. Flower processions, floats, and parties make Nice the place to be for carnival in France. On the first day, the King of carnival arrives at Nice’s Place Masséna in great pomp surrounded by revelers in deafening screams. On the first Sunday afternoon of festivities, the carnival procession is made up of twenty or more floats and as many as 500 ‘big heads’ (paper mache caricatures). On the final day, there is a parade of intense and colorful lights through the streets of Nice. Carnival in Nice was mentioned as early as 1294. Each year since the 1873 carnival Nice France has had a “committee for the parties,” to organize more spectacular floats, more grotesque and fabulous costumes, and a more stunning celebratory atmosphere.
Photo by Tƒoto
Photo by Jon Himoff
Photo by Jon Himoff

4. The Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival, Spain

The Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is one of the most important carnivals of the World. In fact the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is twinned with the city of Rio de Janeiro for this reason. The party in the streets of Santa Cruz de Tenerife starts on the Friday before Carnival with a spectacular opening parade, which reaches its height during the night, when thousands of people in fancy dress dance until the early hours of the next day. The carnival has two different parts: The Official Carnival, and the Carnival in the Street. The official one has more than a hundred groups with over fifty components each one. For the Carnival in the Street, there is just the participation of the people in the party. Thousands of people come each day to the streets to participate wearing a disguise. Dance with the local orchestra’s tunes, the Caribbean rhythms, electronic music and music of the year betting throughout the night.
Photo by epSos.de
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Photo by enrique mendez

5. The Carnival of Binche, Belgium

The carnival of Binche is an event that takes place each year in the Belgian town of Binche during the Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday preceding Ash Wednesday. Its history dates back to approximately the 14th century. The centrepiece of the carnival’s proceedings are clown-like performers known as Gilles. The Gilles are characterised by their vibrant dress, wax masks and wooden footwear. They number up to 1,000 at any given time, range in age from 3 to 60, and are customarily male. The status of Gille is transmitted from father to son, and only to original inhabitants of the town. From dawn on the morning of the carnival’s final day, Gilles appear in the centre of Binche, to dance to the sound of drums and ward evil spirits away with sticks. Later, during the day, they march through the town with baskets of oranges. These oranges are thrown to and sometimes at the members of the crowd gathered to view the procession.
Photo by looking4poetry
Photo by jimich
Photo by jimich

6. The Carnival of Berlin, Germany

Established in 1996 The Carnival of Cultures in Berlin, Germany has become one of the city’s most popular and anticipated events. The carnival is held each year to celebrate the diversity of cultures within the city. Berlin is home to more than 450,000 people from around the world and proud to be the most international city in Germany. Unique foods and international cuisines, along with music and dancing have brought lots of attention to Berlin. Held during late spring, the carnival offers parades that recognize up to 80 different countries and cultures. Enjoy the samba rhythms, Brazilian drummers, Congolese singers, Korean culture groups, artistic larger than life puppets – and a bit of Rio de Janeiro in the streets of the German capital.
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Photo by artie*

7. The Carnival of New Orleans, USA

Mardi Gras is a popular American festival that started during the mid 1800s. It is another festival, in which American citizens take part to show their respect and support to the existence of the various cultures in the city. The color scheme is always purple, green and gold symbolizing justice, power and faith accordingly. It starts after Twelfth Night, on Epiphany (January 6). A masked ball is held each year to mark the occasion. Celebrations are concentrated for about two weeks before and through Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras in French), the day before Ash Wednesday. There is usually at least one parade every night starting two Fridays before Mardi Gras. Inexpensive strings of beads and toys have been thrown from floats to parade-goers since at least the late 19th century. More than four million people typically visit New Orleans during Carnival and Mardi Gras each year.
Photo by dsb nola
Photo by ekai
Photo by Maitri

8. The Carnival of Cologne, Germany

The “fifth season of the year” as Carnival is called, begins on November 11th at 11:11 AM. A week-long street festival, also called “the crazy days”, takes place between the Fat Thursday and ends on Ash Wednesday. The “crazy days” of Carnival are celebrated with parties on the streets, in public squares and in pubs. But the highlight of the street carnival is Rose Monday with the march of “Cologne’s Dreigestirn” or Triumvirate – the Prince, the Peasant and the Maiden, who pay a large sum of money for their privileges – in the kilometre-long Rosenmontag procession going through the city. As there have been continuously more than one million spectators on the streets for the Rose Monday parade every year Cologne carnival is one of the largest street festivals in Europe.
Photo by backseatpilot
Photo by Kölner Haie
Photo by backseatpilot

9. The Carnival of Basel, Switzerland

The Carnival of Basel is the biggest carnival in Switzerland and takes place annually between February and March in Basel. The quite old town looks like overturning a box of toys on the carnival days. Events kick off with the procession on Monday morning at 4am and end at 4am on Thursday. Over 200 illuminated lanterns are painted with illustrations and are paraded through the street, accompanied by drummers and piccolo players. According to some local historians, the throwing of confetti is a typical tradition from Basel that later spread to the rest of the world. While there is no proof for this theory, the amount of confetti used during Basler carnival is huge in comparison to other carnivals.
Photo by FFgoatee
Photo by RauRica
Photo by dongga BS

10. The Carnival of Goa, India

The ‘Carnival’ is exclusive and unique to Goa, and was introduced by the Portuguese who ruled over Goa for over five hundred years. The carnival is held in February for three days and nights, when the legendary king Momo takes over the state and the streets come alive with music and color. Huge parades are organized throughout the state with bands, dances and floats out all night on the streets, and grand balls held in the evenings. The carnival concludes with the famous red-and-black dance held by the Club National in Panajim on the final day.
Photo by fredericknoronha
Photo by fredericknoronha

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