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Bus stop designed by Spanish architects Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa of Ensamble Studio.
Ensamble Studio from Spain was inspired by the rough, untreated oak planks stacked up and left to dry in timber workshops in the Bregenzerwald region, which the architects layered to create a semi-open structure.
在西方源自一個英文單詞縮寫叫“PUA” （Pickup Artists），把妹達人是一些學習了系統化知識、實踐歷練把妹技巧的男人。 PUA字面上的意思是“搭訕藝術家”，隨著PUA文化的擴展，PUA的定義從簡單的搭訕延伸到了整個把妹過程。其中包括：認識女生、吸引、建立聯繫感和舒適感、到發生性關係等等。
Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated in the United States and in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla).
The American Cinco de Mayo celebration originated in the Mexican-American communities of the American West, Southwest, and Northwest in the 1860s. Mexicans and Latinos living in California during the American Civil War are credited with being the first to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the United States. It grew in popularity and evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, first in areas with large Mexican-American populations, like Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston.
As in the United States, celebrations elsewhere also emphasize Mexican cuisine, culture and music.
Chand Baori is a stepwell situated in the village of Abhaneri near Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan.
Abhaneri is a village in the Dausa district of Rajasthan state in India. It is situated at a distance of 95 km from Jaipur, on the Jaipur-Agra road. It is located opposite Harshat Mata Temple and was constructed in 800 AD.
Chand Baori is one of the oldest and most attractive landmarks in Rajasthan. It was built by King Chanda of the Nikumbha Dynasty between 800 and 900 AD and was dedicated to Hashat Mata, Goddess of Joy and Happiness upon completion.
The state of Rajasthan is extremely arid, and the design and final structure of Chand Baori was intended to conserve as much water as possible. At the bottom of the well, the air remains 5-6 degrees cooler than at the surface, and Chand Baori was used as a community gathering place for locals during periods of intense heat.
1. watashi (17th century-present)
According to linguists, the rise to prominence of watashi is a fairly recent trend. The word only gained traction in the Edo Period, which started in 1603. These days, watashi is indeed Japan’s most versatile term for the self. While it’s a bit stuffy sounding for conversations among males who are close friends, it’s a word that both men and women, young and old, make use of frequently. Its very recent descendant, atashi, is strictly for young women, though.
2. watakushi (14th century-present)
Even watashi’s more formal predecessor, watakushi, only stretches back to Japan’s lengthy civil war of the Muromachi Period. Despite its many years of use, watakushi doesn’t really have an old-fashioned ring to it. Instead, you’ll hear it used in extremely polite conversation. It’s more likely to be used by women of elegant upbringing, but men also say watakushi when they’re making formal speeches in front of a large group, or when speaking to someone several rungs above them on the corporate ladder.
3. boku (19th century-present)
The informal boku is one of the most recent words for “I” to work its way into everyday speech. That said, it’s got a somewhat limited range of use, as Japan’s central Kansai region has always given boku a lukewarm reaction.
In recent years, a handful of actresses and female vocalists have referred to themselves as boku, usually to show off their down-to-earth or rough-and-tumble side. It’s primarily used by males though, and more specifically young boys. That’s because past a certain age, most men instead switch over to the next word on our list.
4. ore (12th century-present)
Ore, the most masculine way to say “I” on our list so far, actually has a surprisingly long history. Unlike boku, this is just for the guys, and its somewhat rough tone means it’s reserved for informal situations where you’re talking to friends or other social situations where you don’t have to worry about anyone getting their feathers ruffled.
5. washi (14th century-present)
While washi is still barely hanging on, its days are clearly numbered. The word is readily understood, but these days, saying washi is just about the surest way to mark yourself as being a senior citizen. Linguistically, the pond of washi-sayers isn’t being restocked in any significant way, so it’s likely the pronoun will be gone within a few generations
6. oira (17th century-present)
Although it really hasn’t been around that long, oira also seems to be on the way out. It’s got a distinct backwater, almost hillbilly sound to it, making it just the sort of speech pattern that gets stamped out as the mass media gets more massive in scale. Like washi, oira’s role in the language is probably winding down.
7. atakushi (19th century-1950s)
Perhaps the shortest-lived member of Japan’s pronoun pantheon, the feminine atakushi came into fashion after the Meiji restoration that ended the country’s centuries of enforced international isolation, and only stuck around until about the end of World War II.
8. temae (14th century-1950s)
Not to be confused with teme (a vulgur way of saying “you”), temae also fell out of favor in the postwar period, although it had a longer run than atakushi.
9. sessha (14th century-19th century)
Watch enough period dramas, and you’ll eventually come across the antiquated yet noble-sounding sessha. How old school is it? Some Japanese-English dictionaries define it as “I (primarily used by samurai).”
10. warawa (12th century-19th century)
Now we’re getting to the point where even native Japanese speakers might not catch what the speaker’s getting at. If anyone actually says warawa to you, there’s a chance he’s actually a time traveler.
11. soregashi (12th century-19th century)
Soregashi is yet another litmus test you can use to catch interloping spies from the past who have come to steal our modern technology and delicious processed snack foods.
12. maro (8th century-16th century)
It’s been so long since anyone used the word maro when talking about themselves that to most modern listeners it sounds more like a cute name for a pet than a first-person pronoun.
13. wa (8th century-14th century)
Today, wa gets used in compound nouns to mean “Japanese,” as in washoku/Japanese food or washitsu/Japanese-style room. Long ago, though, it also meant “I.”
14. a (8th century-12th century)
And last, we come to a, a word that’s short and sweet but also happens to sound exactly like a stutter or expression of surprise in Japanese, so we can see why it’s been almost a thousand years since this was the preferred way of speaking.
With so many ways just to say “I,” it’s easy to see why learners of Japanese often get tripped up by pronouns early on. Thankfully, Japanese doesn’t differentiate between the words “I” and “me,” so you can make any of these “to me” just by tacking ni onto the end (watashi becomes watashi ni, for example).
In Shanghai, an open house is being visited by a record many tourists. However, the house that is open for viewing is not your typical house, but an upside-down house!
Construction started in November and it was finished after five months. A lot of people lined up to experience an upside-down world.
A visit around the house costs around 30 RMB (US$5).
Orang-orang tipe O dapat mencerna lebih mudah daripada jenis darah daging. Namun, kurangnya protein membuat mereka mudah lelah karena tipe O berasal dari suku-suku yang memburu hewan dan mengumpulkan kacang-kacangan, buah dan tanaman. Suku yang memakan daging rendah lemak, jadi sapi dan kambing yang rendah lemak baik untuk tipe O. Terutama ikan dengan asam lemak omega-3 merupakan sumber protein yang sangat bagus untuk mereka. Memakan sayur segar dan buah sangat dianjurkan. Pada awalnya, suku-suku tidak memakan biji-bijian dan produk susu, sehingga makanan tersebut sulit dicerna bagi orang-orang tipe O. Gandum dan produk susu membuat mereka cepat gemuk.
In Fujian province, you need balls of steel for this massage. Or maybe balls of fire?
A rope made from various herbs is placed on the patient's body and covered with plastic wrap. Then, two wet towels are placed over the wrap and the herbal coil. Alcohol is poured on the towels and then set ablaze.
The clinics offering this therapy should be staffed with trained professionals (obviously!), as fire safety and closely monitoring the patient is of the utmost importance.
Also, they should have a bucket of water on standby should things go awry.
The heat apparently creates a warm feeling for the patients and can supposedly help relieve stress and, according to one clinic, everything from depression and diarrhea to indigestion and infertility.
Apparently originating from Tibet, this is now a form of Chinese medicine. It's like moxibustion, which has been practiced throughout Asia for centuries, but more terrifying looking.
It is claimed that each treatment lasts approximately 15 to 20 minutes and can leave skin firmer for about six months.
At a whopping cost of $350 per treatment, we are unsure if customers prefer to be slapped by the hefty price tag or the actual treatment..
nihon-shu (sake) [your favorite kind or even a cheap brand will work]
blueberries [frozen berries are OK!]
***Add as much or as little berries as you’d like. Of course, the more you add the sweeter your drink will be!
1. Add your berries and nihon-shu into a pitcher.
Oh wow! Looks like we’re done…we don’t have any other instructions for you.
It’s that easy! Let the berries and nihon-shu mixture sit in the refrigerator for at least half a day (a full day is best). The alcohol will take on the pigment of the berries and turn the color of cherry blossoms. This Japanese sangria is perfectly sweet and is a good option for those who aren’t used to drinking alcoholic beverages.
Pedra da Gávea is a mountain in Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Composed of granite and gneiss, its elevation is 844 metres (2,769 ft), making it one of the highest mountains in the world that ends directly in the ocean. Trails on the mountain were opened up by the local farming population in the early 1800s; today, the site is under the administration of the Tijuca National Park.
The mountain's name translates as Rock of the Topsail, and was given to it during the expedition of Captain Gaspar de Lemos, begun in 1501, and in which the Rio de Janeiro bay (today Guanabara Bay, but after which the city was named) also received its name. The mountain, the first in Brazil to be named in Portuguese, was named by the expedition's sailors, who compared its silhouette to that of the shape of a topsail of a carrack upon sighting it on January 1, 1502. That name in turn came to be given to the Gávea area of the city of Rio de Janeiro.
Flag wars: Some supporters took the time out to create a display using the German and Brazilian flags
A type of cured surimi, a Japanese processed seafood product, in which various white fish are pureed, combined with additives such as MSG, formed into distinctive loaves, and then steamed until fully cooked and firm. The steamed loaves are then sliced and served unheated (or chilled) with various dipping sauces or sliced and included in various hot soups, one-dish meals, or noodle dishes. Kamaboko is typically sold in semicylindrical loaves. Some kamaboko include artistic patterns, such as the pink spiral on each slice of narutomaki, named after the well-known tidal whirlpool near the Japanese city of Naruto.
Red-skinned and white kamaboko are typically served at celebratory and holiday meals, as red and white are considered to bring good luck.
Kamaboko has been made in Japan since the 14th century CE and is now available nearly worldwide. The simulated crab meat product kanikama (short for kani-kamaboko), the best-known form of surimi in the West, is a type of kamaboko. In Uwajima, a type of fried kamaboko called jakoten is popular. In Japan, chīkama (cheese plus kamaboko) is commonly sold in convenience stores as a pre-packaged snack food.