Thursday, 11 October 2012

Lourdes, France

1) In grotto of Massabielle, near Lourdes, France in 1858, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared 18 times to Bernadette Soubirous, a 14 year old school girl that lives close by. She introduced herself as The Immaculate Conception to Bernadette then gave her a message to spread. ‘’Pray and do Penance for the conversion of the world.’’ Then she took Bernadette to a spring with healing water. Bernadette did what she was told and told them about the spring of healing water. The church investigated Bernadette’s statement for four years before approving the love to Our Lady of Lourdes.

 Ever since then Lourdes has become one of the most important shrines, attracting more pilgrims each year due to the miraculous cures at this shrine. In 1882 a medical apartment visited the shrine with doctors who are believers and non-believers trying to find out how the shrine can heal people. Finally after years of research they still have nothing but they came to a final answer that this is no science but instead God’s work.

 Lourdes is an important site for pilgrims is because of the appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the magical spring that has healing water. These are the main contraction of Pilgrims from all over the world, more and more pilgrims visit Lourdes each year.

2) Marian apparition can be split into two words, Marian is the meaning of Virgin Mary and apparition means a ghost or ghost-like appearance of a person. When these two words are combined it is an event when someone believes that the Blessed Virgin Mary has appeared in front of more than 2 people also known as a crowd. Most of the time they are named after the town they were seen.

People from around the world would travel to this particular site due to what has happened in the past. For example: if the Blessed Virgin Mary has appeared in a specific site a few years ago, people from around the world would visit the site taking down notes, they would try to figure out why Mary would appear here in this particular atmosphere and what was the cause. Another example would be, If a miracle was performed in a certain area, believers would come from around the world to see it with their own eyes because these opportunities doesn’t always happen.

3)I have been studying Lourdes, France it is about a 14 year old girl name Bernadette Soubirous who saw the apparition of the Blessed Virgin of Mary. Bernadette was then told to spread the word and build a grotto. Years passed they have discovered that Lourdes is a place that can heal people.

If I had a chance to visit Lourdes, France I would try to learn more about the place and why the Blessed Virgin Mary would appear in that particular area, I want to find out more of Bernadette Soubirous, I want to know what happened in her child hood and in what reason was she picked to see Mary. I also want to witness the spring with healing water, touching it with my own hands and also learning the importance of it like what it symbolised. I also want to learn more of the historical timeline and also miracles that had occurred. That is what I would want to learn about Lourdes, France.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Hey guys I am back from my big break and now Im making a new blog, selling Remotes etc.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Is this smart or what?

Have you guys ever heard or seen a hot chocolate in a can! Well I haven't and I am here to tell you more about it.

This is a great thing to take on a camping trip in the snow, holidays in winter or somewhere you might want a hot cup of chocolate. A self heating can that can heat up your hot chocolate any time, anywhere all you have to do is pull a ring that separates chemicals. When the chemical is combined it will have a reaction, the can will start to heat up. All you have to do now is to open the lid and Enjoy yourself a nice hot chocolate either in the city, at home but most likely in a cold place far away from home like a camping trip in the snow : )

This is a very unique design for people without access to a microwave oven, stove or camp fire, even though this might look cool and easy but its not and it can cost a few dollars. You can buy it at your retail stores.

Hope you Enjoy,  Ray~

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Miss Me?

Sorry Guys If I wasn't around for awhile I have been getting ready for school, Its always hard for the first few weeks, but just to let you know I will be posting as soon as I settle In.


Sunday, 22 January 2012

Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year everyone hope you guys have a nice year, This year is the year of the Dragon, a Dragon is a creature of myth and legend. It is a symbol of good wisdom and a sign of intense power, People say that the year of the dragon will bring good fortune and a master of authority.

Once again Happy Chinese New Year! Ray

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Memory Pegs

Memory Pegs is a good thing to use with the memory palace. Pegs are similar to a memory palace but instead you use numbers for example:

3-love heat/ lips
4- a sail boat
5- Captains Hook
6- Golf sticks
7- Cliff
8- snowman
9- ballon
10- Dinner plate

This skill isn't hard to develop all you have to do is think of something that relates to the number, like if you need to remember a list of groceries, just match them with the numbers like sail boat and a packet of mnm's, imagine a small sail boat coming from an island far away and they are delivering little mnm's from a big mnm shaped factory and the person shipping it is a oompa loompa who hates chocolate. See its not too hard relating things to numbers are the easy bit but trying to make a very strange image is the hard bit because if you can't think of something strange enough then it wont be as effective.

Hope you enjoy, Ray~

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Does Apple hate me or am I just clumsy Today?

Ahh todays been pretty Bad from the start of the day, In the morning walked down the stairs then tripped over a toy car, Luckily it wasnt a bad fall.. then later on I was checking on some blogs when i flicked the page to apple site for new updates I accidently knocked down my ipod Now the Screen Cracked.... I thought a shock resistance case will do the work.. Went on ebay to find a new screen but it costs like $45 for a good one, and I have no idea how to change it, Checked youtube but its too complicated..

I hate days like this..Ray~

Memory Palace

Has anyone heard of a Memory Palace? Patrick Jane from Mentalist mentions it a lot, a memory palace is a place where you can remember anything you want. To activate your memory palace :

1 - Think of a place you remember every aspect of it either the house your living in now, a jogging route you always take or even the way home from school.

2 -  With your memory palace, all you need to do now is to remember it off by heart, every scratch you see, objects that you can see must be remembered or else it wont be effective.

3 - Once you've constructed your memory palace start to connect things from memory palace to things you need to remember for example my memory palace is my house, If my speech includes a rotted handle or a hold in the door, I will walk in my memory palace and look at the door every aspect will be related to my speech.

4 - You must be creative with your memory palace to make it more affective, for example The first thing on my grocery list is an egg, I would picture it as my front door with a black chicken laying easter eggs on my handle, every egg will burn a hole when it hits the ground. This is effective it gives me a picture of it.

5 - Once you got these steps down and know our memory palace well you can image yourself walking around your memory palace, you can now mentally remember anything, The more you practise the better you get.

Thank you guys for your time hope you Enjoy Ray~

Monday, 16 January 2012

Best Bubble gum

Hubba Bubba, this was like the best bubble gum I had when I was a kid. When we go shops or a gas station I'd beg my mum to buy me one of these. Hubba Bubba was soft and chewy, filled with mouth watering flavours, with this you can blow the biggest bubble with ease. :) 'Blowing Bubbles, No Trouble' with Hubba Bubba

Enjoy Ray ~

Angry Birds Trailer

Before I go i want you to watch this clip based on the game Angry Birds. The movie is like a real life game destroying the buildings.


Instead of being humans and fighting aliens, this game is the other way around where you are the alien and you have crash landed on the planet, Earth. A little girl finds you and takes you home to his brother then they start to pick apples for you and you seem to enjoy it. This is one of the most emotionally charged games, I have ever played

Hope you enjoy, Ray

Tempest Free Running

Tempest Free Running Academy where all the Pro free runners are :)
But sadly this Isn't in Australia its only in LA. But one day Im going to  travel to America for a holiday and join the TFR academy. I just wish they build one in Australia Sydney :(

Enjoy Ray

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Detective Grimoire

After watching some crime catching shows on TV like Ncis, Law and Order and much more. After the episode I always wanted to change my career and be a Detective. This game gives you that experience with real life clues and crimes.

Check it out

Hope you enjoy, Ray

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Free Running

Recently I have been watching youtube and some friends free run across towns and parks. How cool would that be I always wanted to learn free running when i was in high school even just learn how to climb walls like spiderman or run on them .

Before I go to work I'd like to show you this clip, enjoy


Eye Movements that tell a lie

Hey guys I was curious about people lying so I browsed sites etc and i found this interesting and would like to share with you, hope you enjoy.

In TV shows a detective Knows if a person is being untruthful simply because they looked to the left or right while making a statement.
In reality, It would be stupid without further investigation... but the technique does have some merit.
VC - Visually constructed image, this means if you ask someone to imagine a purple Buffalo because they are thinking about the statement and trying to imagine it at the same time.
VR - Visually remembered image, if you ask someone what was the first colour car they had, this would be the direction they look.
AC - Auditory constructed If you ask someone to construct a high pitch noise they will look at this direction because they are making a sound they have never heard in their head before.
AR - Auditory remembered, If you ask a kid what sound was your mothers voice this would be the direction their eyes move while they try to remember
F - Feelings, If you ask someone if they remember the smell of a camp fire their eyes would look down as they recall the smell and the community
Ai - This is the direction for someone to be talking to themselves
For those who doesn't know, Have fun.

Wind in my face :)

After a few weeks of hot sun, the weather changed with a cool breeze outside waiting, but Im just  stuck at home so long didn't get the chance to go outside and surf the wind.

Live life Now, before its too late.  Ray

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Me and my Blog

Hi guys my name is Ray and I am 21years old, living in Sydney, Australia. In my school Life I am a Graphics Designer and I like my work as much as blogging. I have recently created this Blog '' A CUP OF JELLY''
In this blog I will include :
  • Things about myself
  • The things that's happening in my current life
  • And other things that you might be interested in