caption LA has staycation options for every kind of traveler. source tonkid/Shutterstock Staycation getaways are perfect for vacationers looking to save money and time while still having a “getaway” experience. Despite Los Angeles’ perfect summer weather and beautiful beaches, you may be interested in a quick weekend break from the city. LA has staycation options for every kind of traveler, whether you’re seeking an adventurous hike or a trip to a luxurious resort and spa. Here are five LA staycation getaways you need to try this summer. One of my favorite things to do in Los Angeles is spend a weekend in a neighborhood I don’t live in. Though I’ve been in LA for more than four years and currently live in Los Feliz, I still feel like there’s so much of the city I haven’t had the chance to see. Even though it’s forever sunny inLA, the working grind, smoggy air, andbumper-to-bumper trafficcan get to … [Read more...] about 5 awesome Los Angeles staycations that will save you time and money
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The sun rises for Philippine art Very happy and very satisfied.”This is how Dr. Joven Cuanang characterized the recently concluded “Pintôkyo: Contemporary Philippine Art Exhibition” held at the Hillside Forum in the trendy district of Shibuya in Tokyo, Japan. The neurologist-turned-art patron had many things to be happy about. Aside from the opening night on June 19 being well attended (cultural officials, dignitaries, art aficionados, collectors, and artists composed most of the audience), the show shone a spotlight on Philippine art to a degree never before seen. “Apparently,” said Dr. Cuanang, “this is the first if not the only show (in Japan) in which a whole body of Philippine contemporary artists presented their works in such a very beautiful space, in such a variety of motifs.” Dr. Joven Cuanang, chair of Pintô International, posing against the bust of Dr. Jose Rizal in Hibiya Park. … [Read more...] about The sun rises for Philippine art
By Peter Wohlleben Fri., June 15, 2018 We employ sayings all the time to help us figure out what nature is trying to tell us. “Red sky in the morning, sailor’s warning,” we say knowingly, preparing for rain. In The Hidden Life of Trees and The Inner Life of Animals, the first two books in a trilogy by Peter Wohlleben, the German author brought to life research and scientific information to help us understand the world around us. Clearly, he struck a chord: both books shot to the bestseller lists in North America and stayed there. This third book The Weather Detective: Rediscovering Nature’s Secret Signs, encourages us to look at nature to understand what trees, the garden and animals can tell us about the weather. In this excerpt, he shares how to tell time by observing natural signs. The bird clock Just as the clock can serve us for purposes in nature besides telling the time, so, too, can nature itself tell us the time, at least in a … [Read more...] about Want to know how flowers, the birds and the bees can help us tell time?
North Korea is not alone in its penchant for setting its own time. Geopolitics, economics and the whims of kings and strongmen have seen meridian-meddling across the world -- challenging the theory of 24 time zones pegged to Greenwich Mean Time, which was established in 1884. Here are five countries with time-keeping issues. Venezuela: Turning the clocks back In 2016 amid power cuts and protests, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered the clocks in the oil-dependent South American nation to be moved 30 minutes forward, to four hours behind GMT. The government argued that extra daylight would reduce use of electricity and air conditioning. Putting a positive spin on the change, Maduro said the country would have "half an hour more future". The move unstitched a 2007 time-tweak by Maduro's predecessor Hugo Chavez who pulled the clocks back by half an hour in one of the more eccentric moves of his rule. Crimea: The march of time When Russian-backed authorities in … [Read more...] about About Time: five countries with eccentric time-keeping
SEOUL: North Korea went forward in time by 30 minutes on Saturday (May 5), state media said, to match its clocks with those of the South following last week's inter-Korean summit.Leader Kim Jong Un promised the move during the meeting at Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone that divides the peninsula, when he and the South's President Moon Jae-in pledged to pursue denuclearisation and a peace treaty."The time-resetting is the first practical step taken after the historic third north-south summit meeting to speed up the process for the North and the South to become one," said the official KCNA news agency.In Panmunjom, Kim had said he found it a "painful wrench" to see clocks at the summit venue showing different times for the two neighbours, KCNA reported earlier.Kim expressed "his resolution to unify the two times ... as the first practical step for national reconciliation and unity", it said, and the North's parliament on Monday adopted a decree to put the move into effect … [Read more...] about North Korea rejoins South’s time zone: Report