Lately we’ve been creating our new project Admodito.com – an online classified marketplace community for buyers and sellers involve in direct selling in the Philippines and Thailand. The site features free listings of ads aside from our premium listing wherein premium ads are given longer post period instead of the regular 20 days for free ads. Site traffic have started to build up and we believe that the initial launch is a success. We currently feature and promote our Artisans’ Marketplace, in support of our local Artisan’s in the Philippines and Thailand. It features handicraft sellers with excellent quality craftsmanship on their products made from locally available materials. You can check us out and see for yourself it’s Artisans’ Marketplace
Indeed Philippines we’re blessed with abundant natural resources both beautiful and endearing. In my own eyes nothing could compare to it, and if you would ask me to choose to live between my homeland and a foreign country, I would willingly choose my country of birth. The endless beauty of my native land shows in both man made structural wonders and made by God’s loving hand. True Filipino’s by heart and soul will never forget the majestic Banaue Rice Terraces carved by the hands of the Ifugao’s dubbed as the “Eight Wonder of the World,” the Banaue Rice Terraces start from the base of the mountain range and reach up to several thousand feet high. It is said that their length, put end to end, would encircle half of the globe. Made 2,000 years ago, these rice terraces manifest the engineering skill and ingenuity of the sturdy Ifugao’s. Streams and springs found in the mountains were tapped and channeled into irrigation canals that run downhill through the rice terraces.
A powerful cyclone killed more than 15,000 people and destroyed thousands of homes. Some dissident groups worried that the military junta running Myanmar would be reluctant to ask for international help.
Tropical Cyclone Nargis hit at a delicate time for the junta, less than a week ahead of a crucial referendum on a new constitution. Should the junta be seen as failing disaster victims, voters who already blame the regime for ruining the economy and squashing democracy could take out their frustrations at the ballot box.
Some in Yangon complained the 400,000-strong military was doing little to help victims after Saturday’s storm. Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been under military rule since 1962. Its government has been widely criticized for human rights abuses and suppression of pro-democracy parties such as the one led by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been under house arrest for almost 12 of the past 18 years.
Last September, at least 31 people were killed and thousands more were detained when the military cracked down on peaceful protests led by Buddhist monks and democracy advocates.
In northern Thailand the seasons are clearly defined. Between November and May the weather is mostly dry, however this is broken up into the periods November to February and March to May. The later of these two periods has the higher relative temperatures as although the northeast monsoon does not directly effect the northern area of Thailand, it does cause cooling breezes from November to February.
The other northern season is from May to November and is dominated by the southwest monsoon, during which time rainfall in the north is at its heaviest.
The southern region of Thailand really has only two seasons — the wet and the dry. These seasons do not run at the same time on both the east and west side of the peninsular. On the west coast the southwest monsoon brings rain and often heavy storms from April through to October, whilst on the east coast the most rain falls between September and December.
Thailand means “land of the free.” And throughout its 800-year history, it can boast the distinction of being the only country in Southeast Asia never to have been colonized. The Thais founded their kingdom in the southern part of China, which is Yunnan, Kwangsi and Canton today. A great number of people migrated south as far as the Chao Phraya Basin and settled down over the Central Plain under the sovereignty of the Khmer Empire, whose culture they probably accepted.
The Thais began to emerge as a dominant force in the region in the13th century, gradually asserting independence from existing Khmer and Mon kingdoms. Called by its rulers “the dawn of happiness”, this is often considered the golden era of Thai history, an ideal Thai state in a land of plenty governed by paternal and benevolent kings.
There are 26 provinces that make up Central and Eastern Thailand, and Bangkok is one of them. Geographically, this is Thailand’s heartland, extending from Lop Buri in the north and covering the rice bowl of the Central Plains around the Chao Phraya River. Further south, the area embraces the east and west coasts of the upper Gulf of Thailand.
This is Thailand’s most fertile farming area, a wide-ranging landscape of paddy fields, orchards and plantations. More than 1,000 years ago Thai settlers moved down from the north, gradually replacing Mon and Khmer influences and establishing communities at LopCentral & East Coast Buri then at Sukhothai, before founding a kingdom that lasted 417 years with Ayutthaya as its capital. When the Burmese destroyed Ayutthaya in 1767, the capital moved to Bangkok.
The Cultural Values of the Songkran Festival are expressed through the various ceremonies and rituals. The meaningful aspects of Songkran are culturally rich and varied in different parts of Thailand. The first cultural value is “Thanksgiving” – The demonstration of gratitude and an expression of thanks to individuals who have “done good” or shown goodwill and are worthy of respect and recognition.