Saturday, February 28, 2015

What Color Is This Dress? True Color Vibes

What color is this dress?

A lot of people have been asked: What is the color of this dress? A lot of people answered that it's white and gold, but a lot also said that it's blue and black. So why are people looking at the same image seeing the colors differently? we've all  been taught that black is black and white is white, so what's really happening? What color is the real color of this dress?

With a little research, it was easy to find out that the image above and the question was actually posted by a female Tumblr user, who just wanted to ask friends about the real color of the dress. But since they couldn't agree, it quickly spread and broke the Internet. Up to now, people still can't agree about the color. The maker of the dress, Roman Originals, revealed that the picture is that of their Bodycon Royal Blue and Black dress. Experts say the different perception of colors is the result of the image being either over or under exposed. Either way, it's not a very good picture in terms of color representation.

Roman Originals actually has several color versions of the same Bodycon dress as shown on Amazon UK

Still, it seems strange that people see colors differently when looking at the same image. It could be that some people are more attuned to blue and black and others to white and gold. Colors do vibrate at different frequencies and people do identify with certain colors in different situations, circumstances, and "chakra lifetimes." It could be that some are attuned to a particular chakra/color, at a time, which causes them to perceive the world in one way that's distinct from what the others around see.

If you see the world through rose-tinted glasses, that's how you would see it. So, do you know the color of the glasses you wear through which you look at life?

You can learn more about chakras and color vibes in the 

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Tandog for Dog Bites - Philippines Folk Medicine Remedy

Tandog. In the Philippines, the word "tandog" in places like Central Luzon usually refers to a folk medicinal item used for dog bites. Personally, I do not know where the tandog name comes from, but as Filipinos always like to play with words, it may actually be short for "tanngal dog," which in full English would mean "remove dog." It's just my theory which may or may not be true.

To use a tandog, it must be placed directly over the bite wound, and as traditional folk belief would have it, it would stick to the skin and draw out any infection or poison that's present, thus saving the victim from often fatal diseases like rabies. It won't stick if there is no poison. Although this item can be rare, it can be bought from traditional medicine stalls in local markets or near churches.

But what really is a tandog? What is a tandog made of? A tandog is usually small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. It may be flat and smooth on one side and rough on the other. At first glance, it would appear to be a flat gray piece of stone, but if you look closely, you'll see that it's really a piece of animal bone or part of the horn of a some animal like a carabao or local water buffalo. It's gray because it's likely been fired or heated over glowing embers to give it an ash-like consistency while still holding it's shape - charred in other words - but not charred black, only charred white.

In this semi-burned state, a tandog essentially turns into something like activated charcoal (also called activated carbon), which, we all know has the capacity to be absorptive due to it's being riddled with microscopic holes which collect toxins. This scientific explanation to a tandog's capacity to heal dog bites and reduce the risk due to poisons or pathogens may not be supernatural, but it does make sense.

The tandog pictured here was bought from a local market in the province of Batangas in Southern Luzon from an elderly woman, who, when asked what it was called, said she couldn't recall the name of the item. She only knew what it was for. A tandog is often part of a folk healer's or albulario's arsenal. The Tandog is often confused with the bato balani, which is a loadstone or magnetic stone.


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