Once upon a time, in the heart of the Western Kingdom, lay a beautiful garden. And there, in the cool of the day, the Master of the garden was wont to walk. Of all the denizens of the garden, the most beautiful and most beloved was gracious and noble bamboo. Year after year, bamboo grew yet more noble and gracious, conscious of his Master’s love and watchful delight, but modest and gentle withal. And often when the wind came to revel in the garden, Bamboo would cast aside his grave stateliness, to dance and play right merrily, tossing and swaying and leaping and bowing in joyous abandon, leading the Great Dance of the garden, Which most delighted the Master’s heart.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Tess was a precocious eight year old when she heard her Mom and Dad talking about her little brother, Andrew. All she knew was that he was very sick and they were completely out of money. They were moving to an apartment complex next month because Daddy didn't have the money for the doctor bills and their house.
Only a very costly surgery could save Andrew now and it was looking like there was no one to loan them the money. She heard Daddy say to her tearful Mother with whispered desperation, "Only a miracle can save him now."
Jangan biarkan seseorang menjadi prioritas dalam hidupmu, ketika kamu hanya menjadi pilihan untuk hidupnya, hubungan berjalan dengan baik ketika itu smua seimbang.
Jangan menjelaskan diri pribadi kita ke orang lain, karena orang yang menyukaimu tidak perlu itu dan orang yang tidak menyukaimu tidak akan mempercayainya.
Friday, July 29, 2011
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Thursday, July 28, 2011
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
In March 1977 Yoko traveled with John Green to Catagena in Colombia to meet a witch who had been recommended to her as someone "who could do anything." Green had to accompany her to check out the witch's validity. Yoko paid the witch sixty thousand dollars to perform a series of rituals culminating in the sacrifice of a dove. When they returned to New York; Yoko insisted that they had to fly via Los Angeles and Alaska to avoid having to fly in a northeasterly direction because she believed this would bring her bad fortune.
Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, poet and painter. He has been a major figure in music for five decades and has had immense influence on popular music. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was an informal chronicler and a seemingly reluctant figurehead of social unrest. A number of his early songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" became anthems for the US civil rights and anti-war movements. Leaving his initial base in the culture of folk music behind, Dylan proceeded to revolutionize perceptions of the limits of popular music in 1965 with the six-minute single "Like a Rolling Stone".
Monday, July 25, 2011
Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples dressed in formal suits, gowns and T-shirts recited vows in emotion-choked voices and triumphantly hoisted their long-awaited marriage certificates Sunday as New York became the sixth and largest state to recognize same-sex weddings.
Couples began saying "I do" at midnight from Niagara Falls to Long Island, though New York City became the sometimes raucous center of action by daybreak Sunday as couples waited on a sweltering day for the chance to exchange vows at the city clerk's office.
The singer's tragic death at the age of 27 puts her in a pantheon of famous musicians who have all died at the same age.
Amy follows now joins the notorious 27 Club, also known as Forever 27, which is a group of musicians who have all died at the age while struggling to cope with fame.
Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was the most recent victim and in 1994, pumped with heroin and valium, he turned a gun on himself.
1. Be Fishers of Men.... You catch 'em, He'll clean 'em.
2. A family altar can alter a family.
3. A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing.
4. Don't put a question mark where God put a full stop.
5. Don't wait for 6 strong men to take you to church.
6. Exercise daily... Walk with the Lord!
7. Forbidden fruits create many jams.
Relentless. That’s how some might describe the Roswell Independent School District. That’s because the New Mexico system appears to be on a mission to squash the Word of God on its campuses, according to a lawsuit Liberty Counsel filed.
The suit alleges the Roswell Independent School District retaliated against a Christian group called Relentless, punishing and suspending its members for buying and giving fresh Krispy Kreme doughnuts with Bible verses to each of their teachers.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Suatu ketika seorang guru bertanya kepada murid2nya tentang siapa itu Tuhan?
Ketika guru bertanya kepada Steven, menjawablah ia bahwa Tuhan itu adalah hakim yang mengadili orang jahat karna bapaknya Steven adalah seorang hakim.
Lalu guru bertanya kepada Albert, siapakah Tuhan?
Jawab Albert, Tuhan adalah dokter yang bisa menyembuhkan segala penyakit, karna bapaknya Albert adalah seorang dokter.
Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her home in London.
The Back To Black singer was found at the property by emergency services at 3.54pm, and it's believed Winehouse's death was due to a suspected drug overdose.
Winehouse was apparently 'beyond help' when paramedics arrived, according to Sky sources.
Sources have also claimed Winehouse's death was due to a drug overdose.
Two ambulance crews arrived at the scene within five minutes and a paramedic on a bicycle also attended, according to a spokeswoman.
'Sadly the patient had died,' she added.
Friday, July 22, 2011
An Arab student sends an e-mail to his dad, saying:
Berlin is wonderful, people are nice and I really like it here, but Dad, I am a bit ashamed to arrive at my college with my pure-gold Ferrari 599GTB when all my teachers and many fellow students travel by train.
Leo Rosten, the great Jewish writer and authority on Jewish humor, listed as one of the characteristics of Jewish humor, revenge over the oppressor by the use of guile or circumstance.
This is such a story:
Moshe was sitting at the bar staring at his drink when a large, trouble-making biker steps up next to him, grabs his drink and gulps it down in one swig and menacingly says, "Thanks Jew Boy, whatcha going to do about it?"
Moshe burst into tears.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Bagaimana cara memancing Kepiting?
Kami menggunakan sebatang bambu, mengikatkan tali ke batang bambu itu, diujung lain tali itu kami mengikat sebuah batu kecil.
Lalu kami mengayun bambu agar batu di ujung tali terayun menuju kepiting yang kami incar, kami mengganggu kepiting itu dengan batu, menyentak dan menyentak agar kepiting marah, dan kalau itu berhasil maka kepiting itu akan 'menggigit' tali atau batu itu dengan geram, capitnya akan mencengkeram batu atau tali dengan kuat sehingga kami leluasa mengangkat bambu dengan ujung tali berisi seekor kepiting gemuk yang sedang marah.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Lion is the latest update to Apple’s Mac OS X, which first released in 2001. It adds several features to the operating system that were inspired by the iPad, including the LaunchPad, which gives one-click access to applications, and a more gesture-based control system.
Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s chief financial officer, told analysts last night that Lion would be released today.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The Uzi (Hebrew: עוזי, officially cased as UZI) is a related family of open bolt, blowback-operated submachine guns. Smaller variants are considered to be machine pistols. The Uzi was one of the first weapons to use a telescoping bolt design which allows for the magazine to be housed in the pistol grip for a shorter weapon, a design not seen since the Japanese Type II machine pistol.
Borders Group's likely liquidation has been sealed.
The book retailer will wind down its remaining 399 stores starting July 22 after it couldn't reach an agreement with an earlier bidder, Najafi Cos., about an offer to keep the company running. Borders won't hold an auction, as there have been no proposals to keep the company operating, it said in a statement Monday.
Monday, July 18, 2011
A major Los Angeles freeway construction shutdown and breathless warnings of ''Carmageddon'' gridlock were in the rearview mirror Monday morning for motorists heading into the four-hour commuter rush.
"Everything is wide open," California Highway Patrol Officer Krystal Carter said before dawn from the Los Angeles dispatch.
It takes strength to be certain,
It takes courage to have doubts.
It takes strength to fit in,
It takes courage to stand out.
It takes strength to feel a friend’s pain,
It takes courage to feel your own pain.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
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It seems fair to say that Apple's iPhone is at least as much a camera as it is a phone. It's no single-lens reflex (SLR) camera, however, which is where Photojojo's new iPhone SLR lens mount comes in. This new case-adapter combination lets users mount a Canon or Nikon SLR lens to the iPhone 4, turning the ubiquitous mobile device into the high-powered camera of every aspiring photographer's dreams.
Interstate 405 is currently being widened in a 10-mile stretch through the Sepulveda Pass between I-10 and Ventura Boulevard, along with adding a new carpool lane and reconstructing the Mulholland Bridge. This project will require the freeway to be completely closed from Friday evening, July 15, through early Monday morning July 18, 2011, so demolition work on the Mulholland Bridge can be done.
Local radio DJs and television newscasts have referred to the shut down as "Carmageddon," a neologism for the event parodying the notion of Armageddon, and "Carpocalypse," a neologism parodying the notion of the Apocalypse. JetBlue seized on the freeway closure as a marketing and promotion opportunity, offering flights between the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank and the Long Beach Airport, a distance of only 29 mi (47 km), for $4.
Friday, July 15, 2011
The United Nations commemorates World Population Day against the backdrop of an upcoming landmark event: global population hitting the seven billion mark by late October this year.
According to current projections, and with some of the world's poorest nations doubling their populations in the next decade, the second milestone will be in 2025 when the global population will reach eight billion.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
There was in a certain city a harbor where ships from all over the world would come and dock. However, the harbor was in between a treacherous and rocky shore. During stormy nights, ships would see the city lights off in the distance and head toward the lights hoping to find refuge from the pounding surf.
Baiklah. Penonton Indonesia rindu film-film produksi studio besar Hollywood anggota Motion Pictures Association (MPA). Sementara ini kerinduan itu cuma bisa ditebus dengan pergi ke negeri jiran, misalnya Singapura. Begitu terbetik kabar tarif impor film yang baru akan segera diumumkan, orang segera berandai-andai bahwa kekosongan pasokan film-film MPA akan segera terisi kembali. Sayangnya dalam hal film-film MPA persoalannya tidak sesederhana itu. Sayangnya lagi, pemerintah Indonesia kelihatan sekali tidak menguasai persoalan sehingga tak mampu menanganinya.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The Mull of Kintyre (formerly Cantyre) is the southwesternmost tip of the Kintyre Peninsula in southwest Scotland. From here, the Antrim coast is visible and an historic lighthouse, the second commissioned in Scotland, guides shipping in the intervening North Channel. The area has been immortalised in popular culture by the 1977 hit song "Mull of Kintyre" by Kintyre resident Paul McCartney's band of the time, Wings.
BGR has learned from multiple trusted sources that Research In Motion is planning to bring its beloved BlackBerry Messenger app and service to Android, and eventually to iOS as well. According to our sources, RIM has not yet finalized details surrounding timing or pricing, but we have heard that the company might make the software free to all users. We’re also told strategy is still being developed, however, and RIM may end up charging users a one-time fee or even a recurring fee for access to its BBM service on third-party platforms.
The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn is an upcoming 2011 American performance capture 3D film based on The Adventures of Tintin, a series of comic books created by Belgian artist Georges "Hergé" Remi. It is directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by Peter Jackson, and written by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish. The script is based on three of the stories: The Crab with the Golden Claws, The Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham's Treasure.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
A man came home from work late again, tired and irritated, to find his 5 year old son waiting for him at the door. “Daddy, may I ask you a question?”
“Yeah, sure, what is it?” replied the man.
“Daddy, how much money do you make an hour?
“That’s none of your business! What makes you ask such a thing?” the man said angrily.
“I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?” pleaded the little boy.
Monday, July 11, 2011
We can't live without our gadgets. But can we live with them? Maybe not for long. The 21st century devices we've come to consider members of the family may be doing us more harm than good. In the case of cellular devices, the dangers could be fatal.
That's the concern raised by Nobel Prize winning toxicologist Dr. Devra Davis. She researched controversial studies on the connection between brain cancer and cellular usage in her new book Disconnected, and discovered a very real threat being posed to our health.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
A story is told about a soldier who was finally coming home after having fought in Vietnam.
He called his parents from San Francisco.
“Mom and Dad, I’m coming home, but I’ve got a favor to ask. I have a friend I’d like to bring with me.”
“Sure,” they replied, “we’d love to meet him.”
Saturday, July 9, 2011
A U.S. State Department official expressed outrage and pressed Iran to reverse a court decision that gives an Iranian pastor an outrageous, and suicidal, choice: Reject his Christian faith, or die.
The 32-year-old pastor, Yosef Nadarkhani, was arrested in October 2009 for apostasy because he objected to the teaching of Islam to Christian children at Iranian schools. He was sentenced to death by hanging late last year, a verdict that he appealed to Iran’s Supreme Court.
On my way home from coaching basketball yesterday, I was listening to WGN; my favorite talk radio station out of Chicago. I could tell right away that there was something wrong by the somber mood of the speaker.
There had been a plane crash. Two small planes collided into each other over a northern suburb of Chicago. What made the story hit close to home was that Bob Collins, the morning show man for WGN, was the pilot of one of the planes and had been killed. (I’m sure that many readers have tuned in “Uncle Bobby” on their car radios in the Midwest.)
Friday, July 8, 2011
Teresa Hsu Chih, or commonly known as Teresa Hsu (Chinese: 许哲; pinyin: Xǔ Zhe) is a Chinese-born Singaporean social worker, known affectionately as "Singapore's Mother Teresa", in recognition for her active life-long devotion in helping the aged sick and destitutes locally.
The retired nurse is the founder of the non-profit charities—Heart to Heart Service and the Home for the Aged Sick, one of the first homes for the aged sick in Singapore. She has been a social worker in China and Paraguay and a nurse in England, before coming to Singapore to start similar non-profit charities since 1961.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport.
We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us.
This story involves a pastor of a storefront church. The pastor’s church is called The Almighty God Tabernacle.
On a Saturday night not long ago, this pastor was working late, and decided to call his wife before he left for home. It was about 10:00 PM, but his wife didn’t answer the phone. The pastor let it ring many times. He thought it was odd that she didn’t answer, but decided to wrap up a few things and try again in a few minutes.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
World War II produced many heroes. One such man was Butch O’Hare. He was a fighter pilot assigned to an aircraft carrier in the South Pacific.
One day his entire squadron was sent on a mission. After he was airborne, he looked at his fuel gauge and realized that someone had forgotten to top off his fuel tank. He would not have enough fuel to complete his mission and get back to his ship. His flight leader told him to return to the carrier.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Fans of shaky filmed footage rejoice as leaked video from the set of the new Batman film - The Dark Knight Rises - has hit the web featuring Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway in action.
Well, when we say 'action', we really mean that the pair can be seen shooting a scene which requires them to stand and chat outside Wollaton Hall in Nottingham - which is doubling as Wayne Manor - during a pretend torrential downfall.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
In a bid to further diversify, the world's largest internet search company has launched a highly exclusive "field test" of its new social networking service.
The service, which is being called Google+, is Google co-founder Larry Page's latest attempt to break into a market that has, for the most part, evaded his company in the past — though not for lack of effort on the company's part.
Friday, July 1, 2011
One day, a poor boy, who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water. She thought he looked hungry so she brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it slowly, and then asked, How much do I owe you? "You don't owe me anything," she replied. "Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness."
He said... "Then I thank you from my heart."