Monthly Archives: July 2008

Visual Distress Signals

What are visual distress signals and where are they used? The United States is blessed with an abundance of coastal waters, the great lakes, territorial seas and recreational boats ply these routes. When boats crisscross these water lanes, accidents are … Continue reading

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Flag for Peace

Remember Kosovo? Who would forget the war torn images as vividly shown in footages presented by the world media for us to see. Kosovo was a bloody mess as ethnic violence pervaded the streets and it could not be described … Continue reading

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50 Years and still Counting

50years as husband and wife could already be classified as stuff made for the Guinness Book of World Records. Considering that divorce comes in handy in the United States, lasting marriages are becoming very rare. So, when I was invited … Continue reading

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Call Police Banners

I read an article about a man, 90 years old, living alone and unable to call for help because his phone line had been dead for 30 days. And he could not even walk freely outside his residence since he … Continue reading

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Festival Flags

Why do festivals always have flags, what does it signify? Recollection of this cultural development dates back to the ancient Tibetan Buddhist tradition of hanging flags “to put the world in harmony with itself”, and also as a wish for … Continue reading

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Wedding flags are Here

June is almost over, have you already planned your wedding? Then here’s for the book. Tired of the usual wedding arrangement, particularly the venue setting? Then it is time to add color to this special day by using wedding flags. … Continue reading

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Matsuri flags

One of the best times to visit Japan is on July as it coincides with the Gion Yamagasa (Matsuri Festival). This festival happens before and after the fourth Saturday of July, Friday through Sunday and for three days the Yamagasa … Continue reading

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U.S. flags Attract

I am fascinated with businesses that display proudly our Old Glory and it gave me the urge to interview owners about the impact of this symbol to their sales in particular. To the majority they cannot quantify the effect, but … Continue reading

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Papal flags in the Holy Land

If you are a Christian, you must have witnessed the pilgrimage of the Pope to the Holy Land that happened during the month of March 2000. Why did the Pope take the risk? The obvious reason is of course to … Continue reading

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Bon Prayer flags

Would you believe that there exist a Tibetan prayer flag? In practically all known religions around the world, the use of flags have been universal. The Christians have devised their own flag, so do with the other denominations who had … Continue reading

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