You don’t need to be an expert or to spend a lot of money to design your home. Surprisingly, not a lot of people think that they are capable of doing these things on their own! Especially when is comes to how to design and make an indoor zen garden in your home We know it’s confusing to do it all by yourself, so let us walk you through the 6 steps on how you could build your own zen garden indoors. Step 1: Find your style A zen garden is the dry landscape garden that is called “karesansui” in Japanese. It’s composed of trees, bushes, gravel or sand, moss, rocks, bridges, lanterns, lotus, and its popular indoor water feature . These elements are what you need to build your zen garden. You must include it all or at least most of it as the Japanese people believe that the rocks represent the Eastern philosophy of strength and the presence of the forces of nature. Not only that, there is a rule that the stones should be laid based on their size and shape, and are often in ... » Learn More about How Do You Design and Make Your Own Indoor Zen Garden?
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It is quite difficult to think of a time when Instagram wasn’t a part of our lives, especially when it comes to the travel and tourism industry. The image-focused social media giant has infiltrated this adventure-fill industry at its core. On Instagram people all over the world come across millions of inspiring travel posts. These photos influence where travelers go, how they tell travel stories, and how they interact with the destinations they visit. Brands Using Instagram Travelers aren’t the only ones leveraging Instagram’s influence. Countless brands have turned to the social media platform for “more human” content. With more than 1 billion active users on Instagram, brands (and the influencers they partner with) are competing more than ever before to win over the interest of consumers. This competition for ig likes has led to new services, such as https://king-likes.com/ . Overtourism While Instagram is an amazing tool for vacation planning with features like ... » Learn More about Instagram’s Impact on the Travel and Tourism Industry
Even if you’d been living under a rock you’ve probably heard someone mention the band BTS. The South Korean group has risen up through the ranks of K-Pop – a Korean musical blood sport – since 2013. From very humble beginnings indeed, they’ve risen from pimply youngsters with a dream into a 7-member powerhouse in the world’s pop industry. How big? Whilst there’s been ‘Beatlemania’, the stand-out genius of Michael Jackson, the YouTube-upstart Justin Bieber and the half-century run of The Rolling Stones, there’s never been anything quite like BTS. Everything about their rise to the top has broken the mould of pop music culture. Forgetting the thousands of ‘western’ pop hits to make it to the top of the Billboard Top 100, BTS boasts the most non-English-language top 10s at four, two more so far than their fellow South Korean, Psy. The last Asian performer to have a #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart was in 1963… ‘ Sukiyaki ‘, sung by Kyu Sakamoto. Even Psy’s phenomenal hit ‘Gangnam ... » Learn More about How BTS became the biggest band in the world
There’s no stopping Valentine’s Day amid the pandemic as The Manila Times Lifestyle continues its annual tradition of gathering ideas to celebrate love on February 14, be it in innovated spaces or with innovative experiences that simply prove Celine Dion’s been right all along. No matter what happens, the “heart will go on.” Romance on the menu at The Glass Garden A joint project with Smart and Respira Plants, SM Megamall opens The Glass Garden at the Mega Atrium. It has four glasshouses decorated with premium ornamental plants, which also serve as natural purifiers. The area is an environmentalist’s dream — a high ceiling for good ventilation, air pockets in each glasshouse, and of course, glasshouses amidst abundant greens. Each glasshouse can accommodate a maximum of 2 persons to practice safe distancing. And of course, safety protocols are in place — alcohol dispensers and the accessibility of Trace Together QR code for touchless contact tracing. Each set of customers is ... » Learn More about Red Hot Valentine’s is green and go
Photo courtesy of Netflix Space Sweepers finally hits the small screens Test Yourself is where you can improve your reading skills. Whether it’s for tests like University Entrance Exams or IELTS and TOEFL, or even just for fun, these stories help you to read, understand and improve your English. You can download a PDF of this story to be used in class or at home. Click the link below. Bangkok Post . Then, answer the questions that follow. Space Sweepers , one of the most anticipated high budget South Korean sci-fi action films of the year, has found a home on Netflix and is providing movie fans an opportunity to see what the first blockbuster Korean space opera looks like. Space Sweepers , you will for the very first time see Korean people speaking in Korean in an outer space setting," said film director Jo Sung-hee at a recent online press conference for the film. Space Sweepers is also a 10-year reunion project between the director and Korean superstar Song ... » Learn More about TEST YOURSELF: A Korean space opera
BAGHDAD: Pope Francis arrived in Iraq on Friday to urge the country’s dwindling number of Christians to stay put and help rebuild the country after years of war and persecution, brushing aside the coronavirus pandemic and security concerns to make his first-ever papal visit. The pope, who wore a facemask during the flight, kept it on as he descended the stairs to the tarmac and was greeted by two masked children in traditional dress. He was visibly limping in a sign his sciatica, which has flared and forced him to cancel events recently, was possibly bothering him. Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein said Iraqis were eager to welcome Francis’ “message of peace and tolerance” and described the visit as a historic meeting between the “minaret and the bells”. Among the highlights of the three-day visit is Francis’ private meeting Saturday with the country’s top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, a revered figure in Iraq and beyond. Francis’ plane touched down at ... » Learn More about Pope arrives in Iraq to rally Christians despite pandemic
SHEFFIELD, England (Reuters) - A poacher's goal from David McGoldrick gave bottom side Sheffield United a 1-0 home win over Aston Villa on Wednesday, as they overcame Phil Jagielka's sending off to grab their fourth Premier League victory of the season. The home side took the lead on the half-hour mark when McGoldrick started an attack with a sweeping pass out to George Baldock and then timed his run perfectly, stealing in at the far post to bundle home the wing back's cross-shot. The strike was McGoldrick's sixth of the season and brought a welcome end to a run of three goalless games for the Blades. Though Ollie Watkins hit the crossbar with a glancing header in the 54th minute, it was the closest Villa came as they struggled to create decent opportunities. Jagielka was shown a red card in the 57th minute after a lengthy VAR review for a foul on Anwar El-Ghazi, who referee Robert Jones ruled was through on goal, and United were forced onto the back foot for the rest of ... » Learn More about McGoldrick goal earns Sheffield United vital win over Villa
TOP 10 (non Covid) THAIGER STORIES FOR 2020 The Thaiger started 2020, as we all did, with high hopes and few clues that we were heading into a profound disruption for almost the entire year. Even as we were tapping away at the keyboards on January 1, 2020, there were stories emerging in Wuhan, China about a mysterious new respiratory disease that was starting to pop up at the provincial hospitals. But, although Covid consumed much of our top stories in 2020, there were other stories of course as life continued to stumble along in Thailand. Here are the stories, from 1 – 10, and the number of people that read each story on thethaiger.com . We’ve also added the Top 10 Covid stories for the year as well, as voted by YOU, our readers. Thai Army sniper goes on shooting rampage in Korat – up to 20 shot and killed – 124,342 February 8 “A police and army detachment is currently searching for an army sniper in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Korat city centre. The solider has shot dead ... » Learn More about WOW what a year! Thailand’s top news stories for 2020 as voted by YOU.
Ian Veneracion and his daughter Dids. Image: Instagram/@ianveneracion1, @didsdaflyer Actor Ian Veneracion declared that he and his wife are in full support of their daughter Deirdre (Dids) after she came out as a lesbian. The father recounted his daughter’s coming out story back when she was 16, which apparently began with a few teary eyes but ended in laughter, as seen the TV morning show “Magandang Buhay”, a clip of which was posted via ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel on March 3. Veneracion narrated that while he was tinkering with his bike, a teary-eyed Dids approached him and said: “Daddy, I have to tell you something.” The actor, who sensed his daughter’s distress, made her sit down before she finally admitted, “I like girls.” Instead of getting upset, Veneracion humorously responded, “Me also, I like girls.” Dids was apparently confused and shocked at her father’s reaction, prompting her to ask, “It’s okay?” “Just don’t ever be apologetic about it. Not even ... » Learn More about Ian Veneracion recounts daughter’s coming out as lesbian, assures her of his full support
BEIJING — A U.S. warship sailed near the Chinese-controlled Paracel Islands in the disputed South China Sea on Friday in a freedom of navigation operation, the U.S. Navy said, the first such mission under President Joe Biden’s new administration. The U.S. Navy said the USS John S. McCain “asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the vicinity of the Paracel Islands, consistent with international law.” China’s military said the U.S. is deliberately “creating tensions” and disrupting peace and stability after its warship sailed through the sensitive Taiwan Strait. China, which claims democratically-run Taiwan as its own territory, has been angered by increased U.S. support for the island, including arms sales and sending warships through the Taiwan Strait, further souring Beijing-Washington relations. The U.S. Navy said the guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain had “conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit Feb. 4 in accordance with international law.” Taiwan’s Defense ... » Learn More about US warship sails near Chinese islands in South China Sea