Rey's Anik Anik ATBP

Rey's Anik Anik ATBP

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thursday - Anik Anik

Thursday in the middle east is considered last working day in a week before  the Friday day off. If there is TGIF (Thanks God its Friday) it would be probably a better thing to say for us working here in the middle east for the term TGIT (Thanks God It's Thursday) 

Most offices in the Middle East during Thursday will be a half day or the timing will be less compared to a regular working days. It is where I believe that people in this particular day will be in their relax mood as they are looking forward for the following day for a break. 

So probably, I would also have a smooth and relax day during Thursday and I will not be searching and blogging about Free Online Services but will talk about anything, everything like trivia, history, unusual facts, crazy stuff, and all anik anik...
For my Thursday blog here’s a Trivia Treat for you.
  • The number 4 is the only number in the English language that has the same number of letters in its name as  its meaning. (Personal info - I have a birth mark no. 4 on my right shoulder) 

  • The only country in the world that has a Bill of Rights for Cows is India

  • There is only one Q in a Scrabble game

  • Swans are the only birds with penises

  • The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card

  •   Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian  pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

Filipino (Pinoy) Trivia

As the Philippines were colonized by the Spaniards hundreds of years, most of the Spanish words have been integrated into our Tagalog roots 

Acharra  - Atsara
Bucayo    - Bukayo
Barrumbado – Barumbado
Cascasero – Kaskasero
Panciteria – Pansiteria
Quisame – Kisame
Salacot – Salakot
Averia – Aberya
Abogado – Abugado
Abuso – Abuso
Accidente – Aksidente
Agraviado – Agrabiyado

The term Filipino originally referred to Spaniards and Spanish mestizos born in the Philippines. Espanoles-Filipinos was the term that these people called themselves. Later, the native indios and Chinese mestizos also called themselves Filipinos in the belief that education and wealth gave them the cloak of Spanish culture. (From Bong Barrameda's Pinoy Trivia Vol. 1, Anvil Publishing, 1993).

So have a wonderful break to all my friends, comrades, and to everyone ......Chow for now

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