Monday, September 5, 2011

Isang Litrong Liwanag (1 Liter of Light)

              Imagine yourself doing your daily activities without light. . Cooking, reading, cleaning, and doing other things in the dark. . Its hard isn't it? Its already hard sometimes even if you have a light source,so what more if you dont. . So i want to share this to all of you. . 

                            'video of promoting the "Isang Litrong Liwanag Project" in the Philippines'  

               This is really an amazing thing invented for those 3rd world countries that doesn't have the financial means to provide light energy to their homes. . Many places here in the Philipines still doesn't have energy sources because they don't have money to pay for it so they choose to live in a dark home. 
                           ( continue reading. .)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

FOOT BINDING (Beauty comes with severe PAIN. . )

              Foot binding literally "bound feet" was the custom of binding the feet of young girls painfully tight to prevent further growth. The tiny narrow feet were considered beautiful and to make a woman's movements more feminine and dainty. Although reformers challenged the practice, it was not until the early twentieth century that footbinding generally died out, partly from changing social conditions and partly as a result of anti-footbinding campaigns.

            The process was started before the arch of the foot had a chance to develop fully, usually between the ages of two and five.Binding usually started during the winter months so that the feet were numb, and therefore the pain would not be as extreme.
          First, each foot would be soaked in a warm mixture of herbs and animal blood; this was intended to soften the foot and aid the binding. Then, the toenails were cut back as far as possible to prevent in-growth and subsequent infections, since the toes were to be pressed tightly into the sole of the foot. To prepare her for what was to come next, the girl's feet were delicately massaged. Cotton bandages, 3 m long and 5 cm wide (10 ft×2 in), were prepared by soaking them in the blood and herb mixture. 
         (continue reading. . )