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Q&A: ABC book of Asia project?

Question by xxemily95: ABC book of Asia project?
I have a project on Asia that’s a little difficult.
I already have a good chunk of them done, and I just need a couple more letters.

A – Archaeology
B – Buddhism
C – Chopsticks
D – Dim sum
E – East Timor
F – Flores (Indonesia)
G – Gandhi
H – Hinduism
I – India
J – Japan
K –
L –
M –
N –
O –
P –
Q –
R – Rice
S – Sushi
T – Taiwan
U – Uighurs
V – Viet Cong
W – Wei Dynasty
X – Xi River
Y – Yangtze River
Z – Zedong, Mao

I basically just need K through Q.

Thanks!!

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Answer by alex.keefe
K is for Kazakhstan
L is for Lebanon
M is for made in china
N is for Nagasaki
O is for Oriental
P is for Pi So (musical instrument from thailand)
Q is for quin (musical instrument of china, a type of zither)

There ya go Emily =P

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do you also fear the coming total solar eclipse and agree with the fear in Asia re: this coming phenomenon?

Question by QuiteNewHere: do you also fear the coming total solar eclipse and agree with the fear in Asia re: this coming phenomenon?
Asia will witness 21st century’s longest eclipse

Map shows the path of the upcoming solar eclipse and the areas of AP – Map shows the path of the upcoming solar eclipse and the areas of visibility
By MICHAEL CASEY, AP Environmental Writer Michael Casey, Ap Environmental Writer – Mon Jul 20, 10:32 am ET

BANGKOK – A swath starting in India and crossing Shanghai to southern Japan will be plunged into darkness for about five minutes Wednesday in the longest total solar eclipse that will happen this century.

Japan, which hasn’t seen a total eclipse for 46 years, is celebrating with fireworks. An astrologer in Myanmar has warned the eclipse is a sign of impending chaos. In India, some pregnant women have been told to stay indoors to follow a centuries-old tradition of avoiding the sun’s invisible rays.

The eclipse will appear first at dawn in India’s Gulf of Khambhat just north of the metropolis of Mumbai.

It will move east across India, Nepal, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan and China before hitting the Pacific. The eclipse will cross some southern Japanese islands and be last visible from land at Nikumaroro Island in the South Pacific nation of Kiribati. Elsewhere, a partial eclipse will be visible in much of Asia.

For astronomers, it will be a chance for a prolonged view of the sun’s corona, a white ring 600,000 miles (1 million kilometers) from the sun’s surface. The previous total eclipse, in August 2008, was two minutes and 27 seconds. This one will last 6 minutes and 39 seconds at its maximum point.

Solar scientist Lucie Green is aboard an American cruise ship heading for that point near the Japanese island of Iwo Jima, where the axis of the moon’s shadow will pass closest to earth.

Passengers paid $ 2,599 to $ 3,643 for the cruise run by Mayhugh Travel Inc., a California company that specializes in astronomy vacations, according to the company’s Web site.

“The corona has a temperature of 2 million degrees but we don’t know why it is so hot,” said Green of University College London. “What we are going to look for are waves in the corona. … The waves might be producing the energy that heats the corona. That would mean we understand another piece of the science of the sun.”

Scientists are hoping data from the eclipse will help explain solar flares and other structures of the sun and why they erupt, said Alphonse C. Sterling, a NASA astrophysicist who will be following the eclipse in China.

Man has been recording solar eclipses for 4,000 years, and even today they inspire a combination of fear, fascination and wonder.

One astrologer in Myanmar, also known as Burma, predicted in a magazine that the eclipse would trigger wars, instability and natural disasters for the next several months.

In India, hundreds of scientists have started arriving in the village of Taregna in Bihar state, where they hope to avoid the monsoon clouds hanging over much of the country.

Scientists plan to study atmospheric ionization, geomagnetism, asteroids, animal and avian behavior and the impact on microorganisms.

A team led by Dr R.K. Sinha of Patna University will study birds. “The researchers will observe whether they suddenly move back to their nests, sound differently and behave in an unusual manner due to sudden darkness,” he said.

A travel agency in India is running a charter flight to watch the eclipse by air.

Some families have advised pregnant relatives to confine themselves to curtained rooms, following long-held fears that the invisible rays would harm the fetus and the baby born with disfigurations, birthmarks or a congenital defect.

“I’ve been told to lie straight on the bed with my eyes open and to chant prayers and verses from the Hindu holy texts during the eclipse,” said Sonya Chadha, a New Delhi accountant who is seven months pregnant and plans to take the day off. “If even a tiny sliver of light falls on me, it could harm my child.”

In Japan, where the last total eclipse happened in 1963, people are flocking to the small island of Yakushima, which is holding a a two-day festival with fireworks, dancing, grilled squid and cotton candy. The island’s 180 hotels are fully booked. A partial eclipse will be visible in Tokyo.

Best answer:

Answer by gluonfethers
WOW!

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Where should we go Europe or Asia?

Question by : Where should we go Europe or Asia?
If Europe we would go to
germany, Austria, Prague, Switzerland and Amsterdam also doing a 12 night Scadanavia and russia cruise
If Asia
China

We will be going in may
Vietnam
Thailand

Best answer:

Answer by Daevid
I would say Europe…I’ve lived there before and I talked my mom into gettin out of the army and coming back to the U.S….after i left i realized how much i actually loved living there. If you love castles and the medivel theme, then i highly advise Europe. Also (if your from the U.S.) its a good chance to see where part of our culture branched from. Also i find russia an intresting place to visit… Though i would like to see china and the great wall, i gotta say i would like to pay europe one more visit….(i’ve been to germany, austria, switzerland and amsterdam before….beautiful places)

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Q&A: Sneaking Liquor on a RCCL cruise in Asia?

Question by : Sneaking Liquor on a RCCL cruise in Asia?
We are taking a 13 day cruise in Asia, and are wondering about bringing our own alcohol on board. Royal Carib. does not allow you to bring your own liquor on board (even wine) so I’m looking for suggestions. We have saved for years to be able to afford this cruise, and have a budget of $ 200 per person to spend on the cruise (probably at the bar). But we would like to be able to have some pre drinks in our room.

My main question, does anyone know if RCCL in Asia will look differently on liquor than they do in North America? Here, if they catch you, you get sent to the special room to take the liquor out of your bag, and it is sometimes returned at the end of the cruise. That’s it. Now, I’m not wanting to end up in China Jail, so I thought I would ask. We are departing from Hong Kong, but aslo have stops in Japan, Shanghai, South Korea and Taiwan.

We have the rum runner flasks, but I’m not sure if we should use them. Is there another method anyone could suggest? I know there will be some people who say suck it up and just buy the $ 8 drinks, and I know that is the safest option, but I’m looking for suggestions on the departing from Hong Kong with liquor.

Thanks.

Best answer:

Answer by پنجابی جٹ زاهد
I have been through the same situation as yours.I know it is very much annoying.
However what I did was topped up a couple of empty 1 liter TetraPak juice packs
with vodka & scotch and took them aboard without any fuss !

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Q&A: Name the Chinese port near the mouth of Yangtze river becoming the chief banking and trading center, in Asia?

Question by macluvzlabs: Name the Chinese port near the mouth of Yangtze river becoming the chief banking and trading center, in Asia?

Best answer:

Answer by hongkongphooey
Surely Shanghai.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai

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