Day 330/365: Tao-Tao (Scarecrow)

Day 330/365: Tao-Tao (Scarecrow)

November 27, 2011

Green fields. A very nice fields of crops that is very pleasant to our eyes. But what are those weird human looking stuff standing in the middle of those fields? A tree plant? A post? What?…It’s a scarecrow!

What about scarecrow? and why it is standing in the middle of the fields?

A scarecrow is, essentially, a decoy. Traditionally, it is a human figure (or mannequin) dressed in old clothes and placed in fields by farmers to discourage birds such as crows or sparrows from disturbing and feeding on recently cast seed and growing crops (from Wiki)

So my question is, How come the bird was scared? Its not moving anyway and for sure they know if its not alive or they can check if its moving or not. Probably from a distance, they will thought its their favorite farmer standing on the middle of the crops. And probably look for other field of crops which they will assume safe than having a human watcher (?) that is looking at them. I assume it was just a folklore story. I have seen scarecrow and the birds even stands on the scarecrow shoulders or head. So probably, there should now be a robotic scarecrow that can move and even dance 🙂 Well I hope to see one soon! For now let me try to be scarecrow to shoo the birds away 🙂

Here are the different names of Scarecrow per Language

Name                                             Locale/Language
Fugleskræmsel                                       Danish
Vogelverschrikker                                   Dutch
Epouvantail                                            French
Vogelscheuche                                       German
Bijuka                                                     Hindi
Spaventapasseri                                      Italian
Kakashi                                                 Japanese
Nokku Kuthi                                         Malayalam
Nuffara                                                   Maltese
Matarsack                                               Persian
Tao-tao                                               Philippines
Espantalho                                           Portuguese
Espantapájaros                                      Spanish
Sola Kolla Bommai                                  Tamil
Bujgaavane (बुजगावणे)                             Marathi
Flay-crow                                             unknown
Mawpin                                                unknown
Mawkin                                                unknown
Bird-scarer                                           unknown
Mog                                                     unknown
Shay                                                     unknown
Guy                                                      unknown
Shuft                                                    unknown
Rook-scarer                                         unknown
Kelson                                                 unknown



Day 2/365: The Wedding

Day 2/365: The Wedding

January 2, 2011
Mary the Queen Parish
Greenhills, San Juan City

Hold on to your horses!….its the wedding day! I never thought this is the day that I can finally wear a full suit and march in the center isle….as a wedding sponsor 🙂 Sorry my friends this is just a preview on what is probably yet to come soon. This is Day 2! Yes 363 to go 🙂

Congratulations to Ony and Rhoda! Best Wishes and Good Luck!

Day 2/365

“The Wedding”

Could be almost a hundred I attended, I lost count.
It never started on time, it’s always Filipino Time
The color motif’s is so diverse, gold-yellow, red-gold, silver-pink, etc etc.
Dont forget it’s always the bride choice!

The bride gowns were all design beautifully! in ecrue, pure white, sometimes even in red! (Regine Velasquez)
But one thing for sure.. It’s a bride choice!
The flowers..Wow! the couple picks it up in every details.
From the bride’s bouquet to the church isles upto the reception tables, very colorful, elegantly prepared
And its always the brides choice 🙂

The wedding songs, so lovely to hear, sometimes I feel I am in the concert hall.
I have to remind the singers, hey guys! your singing for the vows! dont yell too much to hit the pitch 🙂
And the list of songs? tell me, is it always a brides choice?

The Wedding, well planned, beautifully arranged
The money and the emotions attached to it.
It is the couples investment to celebrate the bondage
Is it a brides choice still?

I disagree!
It all started when the guy breaks the words..
Will you Marry Me?
It’s always a man’s choice 🙂

Then, the Wedding, the ceremonial vows of love forever and ever.

Suit- Zara Man
Shirt with Cufflinks – Zara Man
Trousers – Mark & Spencer
Shoes – Kenneth Cole
Belt – Kenneth Cole
Cufflinks – Mont Blanc