Item: Christmas Banquet tonight at FCB. Faculty will be going in Filipiniana get-up. Students will be going as Mexicans. Realmente no puedo hablar español; solo aprendí unas frases de una página web. Ho-ho-ho.
Item: BSP announced new banknotes for next year. I’ve seen them on the news last night and I told my beloved M that they looked way better than the ones currently in use.
For Freaky Friday:
“Qin Shihuang was the first emperor of the Qin dynasty. He was known as a great leader and a conqueror of many lands. He was a destroyer, a builder, and an unforgiving tyrant. Qin Shihuang’s accomplishments turned China into a great empire. He formed a centralized government, standardized the Chinese currency and script, and set up a code of laws. He also uniformed the system of measures and built many roads. One of his greatest accomplishments is considered to be constructing and building one half of what today is the Great Wall of China. While the pits with Qin Shihuangs imperial army has been dug up, the actual tomb has not. The supposed contents of the mausoleum are by the tellings of the grand historian, Sima Qian.”
You can read the rest here.