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My brother had his birthday a while ago. Since my grandma’s birthday just the day after and I had to prepare a present from the whole family (which took quite some time), I hadn’t managed to find or make a present for him. 113 more words


Thaipusam, Malaysia

Malaysia is a wonderfully culturally diverse, but rapidly changing country, with massive economic and infrastructural growth in recent years. It was really pleasant, therefore, a few years ago, to find a place where traditions still flourish, so close to Kuala Lumpur. 320 more words

Journey Narrative


Navratri (Nav-Durga) is a nine day festival of Indians honoring the Mother Goddess and tenth day is celebrated as Vijayadashmi or Dussehra, famous for the day when lord Ram killed Ravana. 445 more words


A talking drum is an African instrument known for its hourglass shape. Originating from West Africa, the talking drum is an instrument that can mimic the tone, rhythm, intonation, and stress of human speech. 395 more words


An oldie

An oldie but a goodie which was posted on my old blog: an excerpt from a magazine piece dating from a 1954 magazine. This is a change from my usual postings on current events and controversial stuff, just some old Americana, from the vanished America of yore. 923 more words

Kaléndis Octóbris

Kaléndis Octóbris. Luna .The First Day of October The Night of the Moon.

Sancti Remígii, Epíscopi Rheménsis et Confessóris, qui Idibus Januárii obdormívit in Dómino, sed hac die, ob Translatiónem córporis ejus, potíssimum cólitur.  408 more words