Category Archives: Events

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Disaster In Japan

Every so often mother nature finds a way of reminding us of the things that really count in life, brotherly love.

Yomiuri / Reuters.
Officers rescue woman by boat in Ishinomaki City.
Reuters.
Homes washed away by the tsunami on fire.
Kyodo / Reuters.
Fire-gutted vessels.
Gregory Bull / AP.
Man scanned for radiation at an emergency centre in Koriyama.

Valentine, My Valentine

Valentine’s Day is fast upon us and men are expected, as usual, to spend more than women on flowers, gifts, cards and other related sundries. According to the National Geographic, a total of $14.7b was spent on  Valentine’s Day, in the US in 2009, and approximately $14.1b in 2010. Significant figures no doubt.

Over the years, Valentine’s Day has evolved from being a celebration of love for couples, to a celebration of love for all relationships. The video posted below (from History.com) shows the origins of Valentine’s Day.

If you observe it, have a great Valentine’s Day. If  you don’t,  have  a great week ahead.

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