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martes, 4 de marzo de 2014

How to whistle loudly

WHISTLE

The inhabitants of La Gomera, the Canary islands, speak Silbo Gomero, a completely whistled language.


Learning to whistle loudly is not an esoteric skill, that can be mastered by only a few. The techniques are simple and can be easily mastered with practice and patience, by anybody. You can have a lot of fun in the process, of course.







A whistle is made possible by the resonant cavity created in the mouth and the forceful blowing of air through a very small opening, that creates turbulence. The turbulence creates friction, thus leading to the vibration of the air column, in the mouth. This creates sounds of different frequencies. This is similar to something that happens in a flute, where different lengths of resonant cavities are created, which give you different tones of music. 

Hobbies you can share with children


7 Great Hobbies That Can Be Shared With Children
Reading
Reading is a hobby that will improve a child's language and general knowledge to a great extent. Reading is one of the best hobbies that you and your child can share, the benefits of which will stay with him for a lifetime. You can read out books on varied subjects after taking into consideration your child's interests. In fact, encouraging your child to learn more about the topics he does not much care for, by reading stuff out to him, is an added advantage of sharing this hobby.

Arts and Crafts
Arts and crafts are great ways to boost the creativity of your child. Drawing pictures, painting, carpentry, origami, etc., are some of the crafting techniques that a child may like. Knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, sewing or embroidery, are hobbies you can try out with your child, if you are good at any of them. Later on, once the child gets the hang of something, you can teach various types of stitches and patterns to master the techniques.

Sports

One of the most common physical exercise; introducing your child to any sport is a great idea. It inculcates sportsman spirit, teamwork, and a positive approach towards life. You can start by watching games on television or teaching the game yourself. Choose from swimming, tennis, badminton, cycling, martial arts, basketball, football, etc. This will also make sure that the child is physically fit, and playing something that is enjoyable.

Music and Dance
Singing or playing an instrument helps one relax. It soothes the nerves and calms the mind. Dance helps express one's feelings, and is a great way to relieve stress. These art forms are cherished and loved by many. If you know any of these, then introducing your child to the world of music and dance is a great idea. Even if you aren't much into music yourself, you can still get your child to learn an instrument, or sing, after taking stock of his or her preference and liking in music.

Cooking

A child loves to play with pots and pans. We often find them imitating the behavior of adults in the kitchen. You can make this as a hobby by letting him help you in the kitchen. Shopping for the necessary ingredients will excite him too. To make it more fun, you can compete with each other or hold contests to cook or bake a particular dish. You will be surprised to see how quickly he learns the finer nuances of cooking.

Collection of Various Things

Collecting various souvenirs from the places you visit, or collecting stamps, coins, pictures, rare rocks, flowers, and seashells, are some common collections that kids like to gather. If you had the same hobby in your childhood, you can gift your collection to your child, so that he can go on to expand it further.

Astronomy

If you have a telescope and love stargazing, then it is an excellent hobby to share with your child. You can start by showing various celestial bodies like planets, satellites, meteors, and others. You can start by viewing the beauty of the night sky without binoculars or telescopes. You can point out the differences that appear during the various phases of the moon. Once you instill the love and curiosity to explore this new arena, your child will then drag you outside everyday to enjoy observing and appreciating the beauty of the various astronomical aspects in nature.

martes, 25 de febrero de 2014

Best Hip Hop Dance Song

Hip hop music involves rapping, looping, freestyle rap, scratching, beatboxing (vocal percussion). Plus, it is undoubtedly incomplete without hip hop dance. The music started out with only breakdancing/b-boying, but now includes locking, popping, and krumping as well. Overall, the music and dance emerged as a means of expression of the African-Americans, and became popular in the 1970s. Today, over 40 years after the evolution of hip hop dance, new styles are born everyday with a multitude of reality shows focusing on the best dance acts in the world.
Top Hip Hop Dance Songs (2012 and 2013)


♫ Thrift Shop, 2012
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz

♫ Bitches Love Me, 2013
Lil Wayne ft. Drake and Future

♫ Diamonds, 2012
Rihanna

♫ Poetic Justice, 2013
Kendrick Lamar

♫ F**kin Problems, 2012
A$AP Rocky ft. Drake, 2 Chainz, and Kendrick Lamar

♫ Battle Scars, 2012
Guy Sebastian ft. Lupe Fiasco

♫ I'm Different, 2012
2 Chainz


♫ Clique, 2012
Big Sean, Jay-Z, and Kanye West

♫ Remember You, 2012
Wiz Khalifa ft. The Weeknd

♫ Never End, 2012
Future ft. Kelly Rowland

♫ Wild for the Night, 2012
A$AP Rocky ft. Skrillex and Birdy Nam Nam

♫ Same Love, 2012
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ft. Mary Lambert

♫ Can't Hold Us, 2012
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton


♫ My Life, 2012
50 Cent ft. Eminem and Adam Levine

♫ Gangnam Style, 2012
PSY

♫ Dive, 2012
Usher

♫ Don't Stop the Party, 2012  Pitbull ft. TJR

♫ Starships, 2012
Nicki Minaj

♫ Celebration, 2012
Game ft. Chris Brown, Tyga, and Wiz Khalifa


martes, 4 de febrero de 2014

Acoustic Vs. Electric Guitar





ACOUSTIC GUITAR
It is hollow, and is characterized by the presence of a sound hole that you see on the face of the guitar. It has six strings and produces a loud sound when you strike the chords. Acoustic guitars are relatively larger than electric guitars.

The body of the guitar is hollow, that helps in amplifying the sounds the strings produce. Due to the hollow body, acoustic guitars tend to be larger than their electric counterparts, though they are not necessarily heavier. 

It is possible to electronically amplify an acoustic guitar by adding pickups or microphones to the guitar body.


ELECTRIC GUITAR
Uses electronics to amplify the sound produced from plucking the strings. The sound is routed to an amplifier or mixer, and played back via a speaker. Electric guitars are usually solid, and do not feature a sound hole.

Also, due to the lack of a sound hole, it is not possible to play electric guitars, or rather, hear the sound produced by electric guitars properly, if they are not plugged in to an amplifier.

martes, 21 de enero de 2014

How to play Crab Soccer

This fun game is played by two teams. All that is needed is an inflated cage ball that can float longer. Some play this game with an actual football or volleyball as well. 
However, it is more challenging to use a small ball, because the participants are required to play this game sitting down. The players are supposed to use only their feet, while they rest their hands behind them on the floor. 


                      Crab Soccer Requirements


  • A square or rectangular field.
  • One inflated cage ball.
  • 2 pairs of cones , that can act as goal posts, and placed on either sides of the field.
  • Mandatory shoes, if using an actual football.
  • Knee and elbow pads for the goalkeepers.

         Instructions for Playing Crab Soccer

The number of participants can go as high as 20. Therefore, make two teams with even number of participants.

▶ More than one cage ball can be used if the number of participants is more.

▶ The players must be seated on their bottom, and should move with their torso facing up in order to do the crab walk properly.

▶ The ball is placed in the center of the field, and the leader of the team that wins the toss is given the opportunity to kick-off the ball towards the opponent's goal post.

▶ The team that loses the toss must be placed 10 feet away from the other team. If the area is smaller, the distance can be reduced from 10 feet to whatever seems an acceptable distance.
         

                General Rules for Players



The players are not allowed to headbutt the ball.

▶ Players are not allowed to carry the ball on their stomach or touch the ball with their hands. 

▶ Opponent players are not allowed to crowd and tackle the player in possession of the ball, instead, only 1–2 players can tackle the ball out of a player's possession.

▶ The players cannot hold the ball between their feet or legs, as that will amount to the foul of foot holding or carrying the ball.

▶ Make one player the referee who will ensure all rules are followed, and will penalize the infringing players with penalty cards.

▶ No player is allowed to enter the goalkeeper's defending posts.

▶ Scoring a goal from their own half of the field is invalid and cannot be counted.

                     Rules for Goalkeepers


▶ The goalkeepers must not be allowed to venture out of their assigned goal areas.

▶ Nor are they allowed to throw the ball from above their head. Underarm throwing is the correct approach, while the goalkeepers stay rested on their knees.

▶ If the goalkeeper of one team breaks any of these rules, the opponent team will be awarded a penalty kick. This penalty kick must be taken from the center of the half-way line of the field.


Introduction

Hello, we are Ruben and Itziar, we are going to do this blog about hobbies and interests.

Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do and play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. This brilliant observation by Mark Twain perfectly sums up the term "hobby".  We are going to list of different types of hobbies and interests guarantees diversity; there's something for everyone.  After all, you never know when something you do just to pass your time becomes a passion and opens up doors unknown




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martes, 14 de enero de 2014

Funny Best Friend Quotes

There are many of us who have a best friend and maybe we know them for as long as we can remember. We are sure that a lot of us have lost friends along the way, but we keep our hearts open to new ones. It is hard to imagine starting over from scratch with a total stranger, just remember that someday you'll be glad you did.

We are going to show you some best friend quotes.


  • "A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half cracked." - Bernard Meltzer
  •  "Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one." - C.S. Lewis

  •  "I have lost friends, some by death, others through sheer inability to cross the street." - Virginia Woolf 
  •  "I got a lotta best friends. Some o' them I hardly even know!" - Archie Bunker