12.29.2010

Year of the Rabbit


People born in the Year of the Rabbit share certain characteristics: Keen, wise, fragile, tranquil, serene, considerate, fashionable, and kind. Generally, they are quite calm, do not exhibit aggressive behavior, and will avoid confrontation at all costs. When angry about something, they will approach it calmly and considerately, hardly ever raising their voice. And they are quite keen and pay close attention to the situations developing around them. They are intelligent and quick, and can talk themselves in or out of most situations with no problem.

The Rabbit is a symbol for mercy, elegance, and worship of beauty. People born in the Year of the Rabbit are kind, loving persons, and dislike any hostile act. They give others an impression of being frail-looking because of their gentle appearance. But, in fact they are strong-minded and have strong wills. They pursue their ideals all their lives in a precise and orderly way. They do things slowly and deliberately because of their cautious characters.

There is no need to worry about their lives. They are nimble, clever and good at avoiding harm to themselves. They are talented and like artistic ventures, such as painting and music and are generally quite present in these worlds. They are also very hospitable, good hosts and warm-hearted companions. They never embrace others in public places. They know the art of saving face and giving consideration to the interests of both sides.

People born in the Year of the Rabbit are apt to be sensitive to ailments and to have bad allergies. Stress or conflict will detriment their health. Exercise could take off unnecessary stress and strengthen their physical condition. They have to learn to incorporate more action into their everyday routines.

They will become depressed and withdrawn if their homes do not consist of beautiful possessions that make them comfortable. Their homes and offices usually are clutter-free. They have really good communication skills and are best utilized in positions of management. They make great teachers and counselors because they are so diplomatic and well-organized. They can also make great painters or musicians due to their sense of beauty and their love of creativity.

Rabbit people are usually relatively careful when it comes to their finances. They use much of their money for possessions such as their homes, cars or furniture. They love hunting for antiques, arts and crafts and will tend to make sound investments in these types of things.

12.14.2010

Zamboanguenyo yo de Zamboanga, Chavacano yo ta Conversa



Buenas!


Hello!; Hi!

Buenas dias!


Good day!; Good Morning!

Buenas Tardes!


Good Afternoon!

Buenas Noches!


Good Evening!; Good Night!

Bienvenidos!


Welcome!

Quetal?


Howdy!

Como esta usted?


How do you do?

Quetal man uste?


How are you?


Reply:


Muy bien, gracias!


Very well, thank you!

or: Buenamente man, gracias!



Bueno man, a Dios gracias!


Quite well, thank God!

Y uste, quetal man?


And how are you?; And you, how goes it?

Igualmente bien, gracias!; Tambien!


Equally well, thanks!; Same!

Bueno-bueno, man!


Oh, so-so!

Okey man yo!; Okey lang!


I am okay!




Chavacano (as a proper noun, as a derivative of the Spanish adjective "chabacano," and as it is generally accepted in literature, the broadcast media, and Zamboangueños) or Chabacano (as the Spanish adjective) is the common name for the several dialects of the Philippine Creole Spanish spoken in the Philippines. The word chabacano - which the name Chavacano is derived from - is Spanish for "poor taste," "vulgar," "common," "tasteless," "tacky," or "coarse."

Chavacano speakers are concentrated mostly in Zamboanga City, in the provinces of Zamboanga, Basilan, Cavite, and in some areas of Davao and Cotabato. According to the official 2000 Philippine census, there were altogether 607,200 speakers in that same year. The figures could be much higher as the population of Zamboanga City far exceeds the census figure. Speakers are also found in Semporna, Sabah in Malaysia -- not surprisingly -- because this northern part of Borneo is close to the Sulu islands and Zamboanga Peninsula, and it was once part of Spanish Philippines until the late 19th century. Some people of the Muslim ethnic tribes of Zamboanga such as the Tausugs, the Samals, and of Basilan such as the Yakans also speak the language. In the close provinces of Sulu and Tawi-Tawi areas, there are muslim speakers of the Zamboangueño dialect or formally known as Chavacano de Zamboanga.

Some dialects based on the nearby regions are Castellano Abakay spoken in Davao and Cotabateño spoken in Cotabato. Castellano Abakay still has two-subdialects namely Catellano Abakay Chino and Castellano Abakay Japon. There are three known dialects of Chavacano which have Tagalog as their main substrate language: Caviteño, Ternateño, and Ermitaño (extinct). The other dialects have Cebuano as their main substrate language. Zamboangueño is the dialect with the most number of speakers, being the main language and official of Zamboanga City and the de facto language of Basilan Province.

The vocabulary is predominantly derived from the ancient/oldSpanish language, while grammar is mostly based on other AusthronesianPhilippine languages such as Tagalog and Cebuano. It is used in education, print media, television and radio.

Source: Wikipilipinas

12.06.2010

The Climb

It's not about how successful you will be, it's not about how fast you can do it. It's about the climb.







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I can almost see it.
That dream I'm dreaming, but
There's a voice inside my head saying
You'll never reach it
Every step I'm takin'
Every move I make
Feels lost with no direction,
My faith is shakin'
But I gotta keep tryin'
Gotta keep my head held high

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side
It's the climb

The struggles I'm facing
The chances I'm taking
Sometimes might knock me down, but
No I'm not breaking
I may not know it, but
These are the moments that
I'm gonna remember most
I've just gotta keep goin', and
I gotta be strong
Just keep pushing on, but

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side
It's the climb

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side
It's the climb

Keep on movin'
Keep climbin'
Keep faith baby
It's all about, it's all about
The climb
Keep the faith, keep your faith,

Biblical names


Nathan- was one of the prophets of the Old Testament. He was the adviser of David and the teacher of Solomon.

Lucas- was a physician in Rome and an early convert to Christianity. He wrote one of the four gospels describing the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
The Biblical baby name Adam is Hebrew in origin and its meaning is man or red-complexioned.


Adam was the first human being created by God from the dust of the earth. His wife Eve was created from his rib. Adam and Eve lived in the garden of Eden. Tempted by the serpent, Eve and later Adam ate the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge. God expelled them from the garden of Eden and cursed them. Adam and Eve had numerous children, of whom Cain, Abel and Seth are mentioned by name in the Bible.

Adam is also the name of a city in the valley of Jordan.

Genesis 1:27-5:32; Joshua 3:16


Oliver - Olive trees are very frequently mentioned in the Bible. It was considered an emblem of beauty, prosperity and religious previlege.
The dove from the ark brought an olive branch to Noah and so Noah knew that the flood water was abating from the earth.
The olive tree is mentioned in the Old Testament parable of Jotham.
Gethsemane was the name of an olive garden at the foot of Mount Olives, where Jesus would retire along with his disciples, and which was the scene of his agony the night before his arrest.
Strong's concordance 021


Antonia is the name of a fortress in Jerusalem. Herod fortified it and named it Antonia in honor of his friend Mark Anthony. Antonia is not named in the Bible, it is referred to as "the castle".

Paul delivered his famous speech describing his vision of the Christ from the stairs of the fortress Antonia.

Acts 21:34,37; 22:1-21
Strong's concordance 3925

Emmanuel is the symbolic and prophetic name of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, prophesying that He would be born of a virgin and would be 'God with us'.

Emmanuel is also spelt as Immanuel in the Bible.

Biblical reference for baby name Emmanuel:
Matthew 1:23; Isaiah 7:14; 8:8
Strong's concordance H6005 and G1694

Judah was a son of Jacob and Leah. He was the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.




12.01.2010

What Makes a Mother?


I thought of you and closed my eyes And prayed to God today I asked “What makes a Mother?”
And I know I heard Him say. “A Mother has a baby” This we know is true “But God can you be a Mother,
When your baby’s not with you?” “Yes, you can,” He replied With confidence in His voice “I give many women babies,
When they leave is not their choice. Some I send for a lifetime, And others for the day.
And some I send to feel your womb, But there’s no need to stay.”
“I just don’t understand this God I want my baby to be here.”
He took a deep breath and cleared His throat, And then I saw the tear.
“I wish I could show you, What your child is doing today.
If you could see your child’s smile, With all the other children and say…
‘We go to Earth to learn our lessons, Of love and life and fear.
My Mommy loved me oh so much, I got to come strait here.
I feel so lucky to have a Mom, Who had so much love for me.
I learned my lessons very quickly, My Mommy set me free.
I miss my Mommy oh so much, But I visit her every day. When she goes to sleep,
On her pillow’s where I lay I stroke her hair and kiss her cheek,
And whisper in her ear. Mommy don’t be sad today, I’m your baby and I’m here.’
“So you see my dear sweet ones, your children are okay.
Your babies are born here in My home, And this is where they’ll stay.
They’ll wait for you with Me, Until your lesson’s through.
And on the day that you come home they’ll be at the gates for you.

So now you see what makes a Mother, It’s the feeling in your heart it’s the love you had so much of Right from the very start Though some on earth may not realize, you are a Mother. Until their time is done. They’ll be up here with Me one day and know that you are the best one!

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