Did you tie yellow ribbons on the old oak trees yet?
Me? I didn’t!
Actually, and honestly, since I graduated college, three years ago, I’ve been passive in almost but not all political things and events in the country. Obviously, I can’t feel the essence of celebrating the EDSA revolution 25th anniversary today. Do you?
Together, let’s just sing this song, Tie a Yellow Ribbon on Old Oak Tree by Tonie Christie.
In this holiday season, public places such as shopping malls, parks and banks are the most heavily numbered in terms of people. Shopping — doing the groceries and other basic necessities for home and parties are being prepared for. Other things which make people busy these days are personal transactions like bank withdrawals in banks, attending parties and other events and sight-seeing and strolling in parks. But have you noticed that even how crowded these places become, things are yet still well-managed?
Crowd control stanchions and barricades are the most fitted materials and basic things which are commonly used in the above mentioned places.
Stanchions are made of steel or plastic stuff used as poles to connect chains and velvet ropes which can be seen in payment counters in malls and banks to direct costumers in making a line — making them more organized in doing their shopping and bank transactions.
On the other hand, barricades are usually for bigger number of people than in malls and banks like in parks or any recreational halls and outdoor venues holding and covering concerts and gatherings. Barricades can also be used in traffic control too. These barricades are basically for privacy and crowd control and security as well.
Christmas is just around the corner and in just a few weeks, it’s also going to be or Christmas break from school.
It will be a perfect time to go on a road trip, after all the holiday hype and activities. I am planning to call on my best buddies and go on a road trip around the towns in our place. Aside from my buddies, I am also planning of bringing along with us my parents and siblings so they would also get to see the wonders and beauty of nature, and for them to take a reprieve from all the work they have done the whole year. So since it’s going to be a big group, I am also thinking of renting out a small caravan. I have been scouting the Internet for second hand caravans, one that would fit us all.
These are just plans, mere rough drafts formed in my thoughts. I guess I am just too excited for the Christmas break. The vacation may be short, but I would really love to make it sweet and memorable.
James Maury “Jim” Henson is the creator of The Muppets. He’s also known as the puppeter of The Muppet Show and Sesame Street on television shows and on films like The Muppet Movie and The Great Muppet Caper.
Google today doodles the 112th birthday of Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo (August 24, 1899 – June 14, 1986).
Jorge Luis Borges, as he is known, is a writer and translator.
Here’s some info lifted from wikipedia.
His work embraces the “character of unreality in all literature.”His most famous books, Ficciones (1944) and The Aleph (1949), are compilations of short stories interconnected by common themes such as dreams, labyrinths, libraries, animals, fictional writers, religion and God. His works have contributed to the genre of science fiction as well as the genre of magical realism, a genre that reacted against the realism/naturalism of the nineteenth century. In fact, critic Angel Flores, the first to use the term, set the beginning of this movement with Borges’s Historia universal de la infamia (1935). Scholars also have suggested that Borges’s progressive blindness helped him to create innovative literary symbols through imagination. His late poems dialogue with such cultural figures as Spinoza, Camões, and Virgil.
His international fame was consolidated in the 1960s, aided by the “Latin American Boom” and the success of Gabriel García Márquez‘s Cien Años de Soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude). Writer and essayist J. M. Coetzee said of him: “He, more than anyone, renovated the language of fiction and thus opened the way to a remarkable generation of Spanish American novelists.
Seems like Google is getting arithmetically-inclined today.
If you happen to see the Google homepage today, mathematical figures are shown on it.It, actually, is related to Pierre de Fermat because today is Fermat’s 410th birthday celebration.
According to wikipedia,
In number theory, Fermat’s Last Theorem states that no three positiveintegersa, b, and c can satisfy the equation an + bn = cn for any integer value of n greater than two, as long as a, b, and c are not equal. This theorem was first conjectured by Pierre de Fermat in 1637, famously in the margin of a copy of Arithmetica where he claimed he had a proof that was too large to fit in the margin. No successful proof was published until 1995 despite the efforts of countless mathematicians during the 358 intervening years. The unsolved problem stimulated the development of algebraic number theory in the 19th century and the proof of the modularity theorem in the 20th. It is among the most famous theorems in the history of mathematics and prior to its 1995 proof was in the Guinness Book of World Records for “most difficult maths problem”.
Just so today, I have learned about the number theory. Thanks to Pierre de Fermat for his brilliant minds!