Saturday, September 6, 2008

November: Scary?

Before the 1st day of November in last day of October, the night of that day is the HALLOWEEN celebration. Common Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, ghost tours, bonfires, costume parties, visiting "haunted houses", carving Jack-o'-lanterns, reading scary stories and watching horror movies. This practice is mostly done in America, in the Philippine some of the people having their own Halloween party.

On the next day is the All Saints day, the feast commemorates all those who have attained the beatific vision in heaven, while the next day, All Souls' Day, commemorates the departed faithful who have not yet been purified and reached heaven.

In Philippine culture, every All Souls day of the year the families of those who past aways go to the cemetery to clean the place and give flowers and lighting candle for remembering them and some are staying for a while to pray for the souls of their past aways. Some are reunited for them to see their special person remebering, they prepare food or should i say kakanin.

In the Philippines, if we say November, they say that this is the month of ghost. Mostly shows in TV every November is about ghost stories and some unnatural things. Some also said that November is a Days of scaryness but, this is not true. Being scared is only in the mind.

But november is one of my happiest day because our family will be having our reunion and we will having a a field trip and semestral break in or school. the nesxt month well be the December and if we talk about Decmber, its Christmas Holidays

Monday, September 1, 2008

Captivating Capiz

“Seafood Capital of the Philippines”

Capiz
is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. Its capital is Roxas City and is located at the northeastern portion of Panay Island, bordering Aklan and Antique to the west, and Iloilo to the south.

Capiz faces the Sibuyan Sea to the north. Capiz is known for its mother-of-pearl shells that have the same name and are used for decoration, making lampshades, trays, window doors, etc.. Capiz is known for a popular local myth of Aswang, a generic name for ghouls, monsters and witches.

Capiz “Seafood Capital of the Philippines”, because of having a one of the highest contributors of aquamarine industry of the Philippines and swampy beside the sea the fishermen in the area can easily make it into pond for culturing fishes.

Farming and fishing are the primary sources of income of the people. The combined natural bounty of land and sea are enough to sustain a vibrant food industry. Its primary agricultural raw products are rice, corn, coconut, sugarcane, banana and cut flower. Apart from a surplus of agricultural products it generates every year, Capiz is also one of the country’s major suppliers of prawn and milk fish. Other agro-industrial harvests include blue marlin, squid, oysters, shrimp, seaweed, squid and angel wings. The rich fishing grounds attract investors to venture into prawn culture, prawn feed manufacture, seaweed farming and the distribution and processing of other marine products. It has a strong workforce of 445,246 with a literacy rate of 90.5% The agricultural sector makes the province one of the wealthiest in the Western Visayas Region although corruption has a high tendency to halt progress.

Its relatively unexplored caves are said to have high deposits of mineral resources such as limestone, gold and metal.