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Palm Sunday in Ukraine

Palm Sunday, as everywhere is celebrated exactly the week before Easter!Christians come to the church for the service of God, taking with them the willow branches. Willow branches, because in Ukraine there is no Palm trees and nowhere to take palm leaves.After the Divine Liturgy, people create a passage in the middle.Now comes the priest who sprinkles the willow branches with holy water and bless people.After that, people are greeted, easily beat each other with willow branches and saying: "Not... continue reading

The palm tree which gives Nasi and Mnasi

..he climbed up the vertical palm tree as fast as an average monkey and he was even holding the bucket to collect the Mnasi palmwine.The female Coconut palmtree gives coconuts, nasi and the male gives palmwine, all together a most useful tree for the community!Once he had checked the harvest high above he came down as fast as he had climbed to the top. The reward was meager, hardly a coffecup of wine and a few drowned bees. He pured a little bit on my hand making sure he was not adding the insects.... continue reading

Palm Trees

The Arecaceae are a botanical family of perennial lianas, shrubs, and trees commonly known as palm trees. (Due to historical usage, the family is alternatively called Palmae or Palmaceae.) They are flowering plants, the only family in the monocot order Arecales. Roughly 202 genera with around 2600 species are currently known, most of them restricted to tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate climates. Most palms are distinguished by their large, compound, evergreen leaves arranged at the top of... continue reading

Story of Palm Oil... & Me

I used to be a wastewater engineer, visiting palm oil mills to carry out tests on their wastewater and determine if the amout of biogas/methane/greenhouse gas is sufficient for my organsiation to develop a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project there. Things were going well until the price of carbon dropped to a ridiculous level, which caused me to lose my job till now. I thought I'd share something short about the industry I was with through photos I've taken during work. Here goes...... continue reading

Go to Seaside

I like most go to the seaside when my leisure time. The scenery there often made me feel reluctant to part with.The scene in the sunset at seaside is particular charming, the breeze in the twilight blows the sea slowly, the sea extends its way far away, seems to connect with the sky over there. Walking along the golden sea beach in the twilight, the feeling is also quite enjoyable, the fresh breath of the sea breeze, listening to the well-played sea music and watch the calmly sea view, especially... continue reading

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