Saturday, October 13, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Mission 172: "This morning, draw small, happy faces on all your fingers, and a big smiley face on your tummy."
Originally uploaded by peyri
"To Infinity and Beyond!" It really seems that the information out there is ENDLESS. On this short trip I have learned of things I didn't know existed. Like - The Lantern Floating Ceremony (Toro Nagashi). It originated in Japan to pay respects to ancestors and to comfort the spirits of the deceased. Lanterns are set afloat on the ocean and are said to ferry spirits from the sea of delusion to the shore of salvation. On Memorial Day, 34,000 people attended the 2007 Lantern Floating Hawaii Ceremony. People of all religions attended. By the way, all 900 lanterns were retrieved and recycled! I love Japanese culture, especially Taiko drumming, which was also a part of this ceremony. If you get a chance to experience it, don't miss it.
So, I am sure I will continue to blog and learn, tata for now!
I truly enjoyed exploring Technorati by searching "Learning 2.0". Came across Voldemort's blog. Very impressive. I like his Hockneyizer mash-up. Just browsing can give you a wealth of ideas for your own blogging. I would definitely utilize Technorati. To fit in with my "Welsh Blog" theme, learned about a chocolate bar from a monastery on Caldey Island in Wales. If you'd like to check it out, the name of the blog is "Chocablog"!