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Kneel

Kneel
It happens in church and in church school Children are taught that praying is cool. God loves you, He took the cross for you Talk to Him, He'd love a feel Kneel in prayer and seal the deal.
This post is linked with ABC Wednesday.

Bayot

Note: I made a brief introduction about Pictures of Life (Hulagway sa Kinabuhi) on my sidebar just above the Bisdak links. There's an English version of this post below for friends & visitors who do not read Bisaya; and well, for fun in linguistic exercise as well.

B as in Bayot
Aw B diay ha... pwes ania ang bayot ko'ng kauban sa trabaho. Way libog si Amo kung bayot ka o tomboi, strayt nga laki o bae, diborsyado o minyo, may ka lib-in o may kabit, byuda, byodo, manyak aw perbert kung isog rang manyak; prigid, kaslonon o bigo basta kabalo ka lang sa imong trabaho - bira.

Nagparti mis ika-doseng estori sa bilding dese otso. Ang ingon sa memong gipadala sa among Awtlok pre estayl ang suot. Haskang abtika lagis mga kabayotan naka kustyom oi.  O atikas Sno Wayt ang kapa ana pirting taasa. Nabiktima intawon ang tibol klot sa pod kort. Nagparid pa ang herpin sa iyang ulo. Kay ikaw daw maglukdog plawer bis di ba mo bugdo imong taas ug ubos.
Kaning bayota ang ako lang ning na hulagwa…

I'll Play For You

Musical Monday: I'll Play For You by Seals and Crofts
Monday Mayhem follows

To Xmas Dolly, Lorie, Larry and Callie: thanks for putting me on the Spotlight Dance today. I have two left feet but fortunate to have no other pairs of eyes in my apartment, so dance I will!

Don't I just like freebies on Mondays! :) I get to feature old songs. They remind me of times when dinners in Asia were NOT eaten at the computer facing someone on Skype eating breakfast in Central Europe.


This post is linked with:
Amanda @ Bloggin with Amanda

XmasDolly of XmasDolly, Lori of Shewbridges of Central Florida, Larry of Cakeblast, and Callie of JAmerican Spice


Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop

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Q1. Do you think Donald Trump has a chance at becoming President of the US? He can then funnel his wealth into education / research useful to humanity. Nice thought to enjoy.  Q2. What's the best way to pile on the calories? Don't think. Just eat away. Q3. What's the best way to burn those cal…

The 5000 Question Meme, Part Two

Today we ripped off a blogger named Leo from the blog Leonine's Journal. He was tackling a meme that his blogging site, Live Journal hosts. It has 5,000 questions. He did a hundred. So, we will break it up into parts. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Cheers to all of us thieves!
26. Who has done something today to show they care about you? acousin

27. Do you have a lot to learn? more than I could imagine

28. If you could learn how to do three things just by wishing and not by working what would they be? to forgive, practice self-discipline, know the difference

29. Which do you remember the longest: what other people say, what other people do or how other people make you feel? how other people made me feel although I remember certain words just as longest

30. What are the key ingredients to having a good relationship? intelligencepositive communication. trash the attitude

31. What 3 things do you want to do before you die? make sure the kiddo is independent and happy, travel an…

Between lunch and dinner

What do you call food eaten between lunch and dinner?

Last weekend I looked for a place to read a book in peace and 9th Cafe @ Siam Paragon was a yummy find. Chocolate swirl cheese cake! I did not regret choosing this.

Sprite.  A drink I have not had in awhile.

And mini beef tacos. Yum and I got to do two of my fave pleasures: eat and read.
The world is all good. 
This post is linked with Food Trip Friday and Friday Food Fight

Little Women

Thirteen things I remember from reading experiences as a kid:

1. A rhinoceros having his first birthday party - the main character of my first animal book. I remember my parents taking me to the city, we came back with loads of books.

2. Tell It Again Series - books that my mother read to me. I remember images of papyrus, the Nile River, an ark, a sling shot, a taskmaster beating a slave, an ark. If you haven't guessed it yet these are illustrated Bible stories.

2. Clue in the Crumbling Wall, NDM. This book ignited my love for mystery

3. High Road to China - could not finish it so my father told me the rest on the staircase of our rented Spanish house.

4. The Aeneid by Virgil. Even in English I didn't understand it. I lasted til the end of the first page which was about half A4

5. Bible. It's not an ordinary book at home. My mother made sure I understood it was a holy book and was treated with utmost respect. I read it without understanding it.

6. Violet Winspear. A Mills…

Jane Austen

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman in possession of a Jane Austen addiction must be in want of more Jane Austen adaptations - Hazel, Delineating Des  Jane Austen 16 December 1775 - 18 July 1817
an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature, her realism and biting social commentary cementing her historical importance among scholars and critics. - Wikipedia
Among ABC Wednesday players I doubt a Jane Austen needs much introduction. Even less known facts about her must not be much surprise to many of you. But forgive me I couldn't resist.
Bride and Prejudice, Tents and Tentsability, Fried and Pre-juiced Dishes, the book clubs, the blogs, the societies, and many more are a testament to her popularity.
As a fan working in the Education industry and trained in research, my readings about Jane Austen, tilt towards the literary criticism side of her works.…

Watch out for the urchin

Friends and I went island-hopping last year. My phone was changing indications of where we were several times. Names are difficult to read, much less remember. The main island where we hopped from is called Koh Chang or Elephant island.

We went to five islets each taking about 15 minutes to reach. In a stop one of my friends encountered a sea urchin. They say a pee would cure the sting. I don't know if it's true.
Another thing I heard about urchins is they could sense and would crawl towards human presence. Probably for more prickly attention?

Although sometimes paradise has a price, the sky was blue, the sun was shining, the weather perfect and the breeze was just what our city-dwelling lungs needed. All is well.

*** My World Tuesday is brought to you by Klaus and the My World Team Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy, Sylvia

Aritos

Update: I made a brief introduction about Pictures of Life (Hulagway sa Kinabuhi) on my sidebar just above the Bisdak links. There's an English version of this post below for friends & visitors who do not read Bisaya; and well, for fun in linguistic exercise as well.

A as in Aritos Motoo mo nga aritos ni? Murag dako ra no? Labi nag gamay imo dalunggan. Sa tray sa mga aritos man ni nako nakit-an. Gipalit nako bisag di ko mosuot. Tan-aw tan-awon lang. 
Laing rason nganong nipalit ko ani kay mura man gud syag karaan. Kanang mga butang bitaw nga makita nimo kasagaran sa mga taw-an nga balay. Horor.... Ambot di pa man unta ko tantong tiguwang nganong tiniguwang naman ni akong hilig. Basi pud kay nabuang man gud ko ron ug kwirk klasik (Quirk Classics) nga mga libro. Kaning way mabuhat usahay.
Dia ra ang pares. Luspad na si inday kay byote shat mood akong gigamit ani pap-haon man sa kamera ang pwede niya mapapha nga lagum.   

Tua pay daghang entre sama ani sa Bisdak Bloggers. Sigi agpa…

Hard habit to break

Musical Monday: Hard habit to break
Monday Mayhem follows

All these excellent male artists in the world. It's hard to choose a fave from among them. I decided on someone I saw live not long ago. Here's Peter Cetera of Chicago. 

This post is linked with:   Amanda @ Bloggin with Amanda

XmasDolly of XmasDolly, Lori of Shewbridges of Central Florida, Larry of Cakeblast, and Callie of JAmerican Spice


Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop
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MONDAY MAYHEM
1. Are you concerned at all with the possibility that radiation leaks could head your way? Better readyjust in case than wake up sorry.
2. What is the one thing that you will always go cheap on? Anything I don't want to keep

3. What would you buy that price would have no limit? Necessities for the kiddo

4. Name a TV show that could be about the stupidest thing ever. Haven't watched any since 2004

5. What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten? When I got used to wasabi it wasn't strange anymore

6. If it were real…

The 5000 Question Meme, Part One

Today we ripped off a blogger named Leo from the blog Leonine's Journal. He was tackling a meme that his blogging site, Live Journal hosts. It has 5,000 questions. He did a hundred. So, we will break it up into parts. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!


Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. Who are you?
a Sunday Stealing participant

2. What are the 3 most important things everyone should know about you?
flexible - love high heels and eat-outs - son always comes first.

3. When you aren't [sic]memes like this one what are you doing?
reading or daydreaming

4. List your classes in school from the ones you like the most to the ones you like the least (or if you are out of school, think of the classes you did like and didn't like at the time).
Biology, English, Math

5. What is your biggest goal for this year?
To maintain the happiness I am experiencing now or be happier

6. Where do you want to be in 5 years?
Caressing my adaptation of Chretien's  grid

7. What stage of life are you in …

Weekend brunch

This is not a sudden interest in Japan. Japanese cuisine has always been my preference for weekend brunch since I acquired a weekend life. And the beef steak set at Fuji is my usual order even though they always give me rare no matter how much I emphasize that I want well-done:


The set includes choices for either coffee or tea, hot or iced. I always have the hot tea with milk.

The meal is concluded by a trio of papaya, pineapple and watermelon slices.

Rarely do I pick something else on the menu. This set is what I order almost every weekend. Here's hoping it's not a weekend eating abnormality. I'm going out in a few minutes to have this brunch again.

This post is linked with
Food Trip Friday  Friday Food Fight

Hazel in poetry and prose

Hazel stars mysteriously in Mars Hazel dances with the czars Flap your wings and fly with me We dream, we explore magically.
-Hazel, Delineating Des
A note before we take off: The links are to acknowledge sources and that apart from them, the only thing that's mine in this post is the introductory babble above. Here's hoping the attempt didn't wreak too much damage on the magic below. Here we go -   1. An old charm for curing an adder bite requires a piece of hazelwood in the shape of a cross to be placed upon the wound, and the following lines repeated:
"Underneath this hazelin mote, There's a braggoty worm with a speckled throat,
Nine double is he, Now from eight double to seven double
And from seven double to six double and so on until:
And from one double to no double, No double hath he"2. An essay by Megan Elizabeth Farris:
The "Ruint" Doll: Hazel's loss of innoncence in Kettle Bottom3. The Song of the Wandering Aengus by W.B. Yeats:
"I went out to th…

Incense

Iintroduce incense.
I sing the sweets I know, the charms I feel, My morning incense ... The sweets of Hasty-Pudding. Come ... glide o'er my palate, and inspire my soul. -Barlow, Joel 'The Hasty-Pudding', canto1

Like Barlow's, these are also morning incense. Or I see them burning in the morning. Never in the evening. These incense sticks in my workplace burn endlessly. I've been here awhile.  The years have accustomed me to the fragrance. Thais burn incense reverently like this one does.

This post is linked with ABC Wednesday.

Spring ahead ... Japan

A cousin and her husband and a former gradschool classmate are three people I know who are in Japan right now. It is such relief to know they are ok as I never dared turn on the news. I actually avoided footage of the destruction. But perhaps I could share Amanda's move of showing a bit of support for Japan by featuring their music today. This first one is classical which I hear all the time in Japanese restaurants. Ah well, at least I'm a fan of Japanese cuisine.


And here's wishing and hoping the Japanese people would be as happy as this again and be back to normal living soon.

This post is linked with:   Amanda @ Bloggin with Amanda
XmasDolly of XmasDolly, Lori of Shewbridges of Central Florida, Larry of Cakeblast, and Callie of JAmerican Spice


Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop
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Today we are playing "Spring Ahead" a tribute to moving your clock ahead an hour thanks to daylight savings time. Have fun and thanks for playing!
1. What time zone do you…

Kiwi and dragon fruit

Since I started blogging there's one thing I have been neglecting and it's one of my major pursuits - eating or dining if we are so formally inclined :D. I will start my very first food post with something healthy. You don't want to know what I explore if I go splurging on food. These slices of kiwi, dragon fruit, pineapple and capsicum were one of those weekend breakfasts when by some stroke of luck I walked into the fruit section of a supermarket.
This post is linked with Food Trip Friday

and Friday Food Fight

Hazel hurricanes

"My dear Mr Hennet have you heard?"  Holly hollered from her hibiscus hedge, "Helen's haunted house on Hazel Hill is let at last?"
I'm no writer. But if by some heady mystique I get poked by The Muses, that is how my parody will begin. So while that imagination is put on hold I do something else....
Exploring namesakes is quite a marvelous past time. And when you discover that they have passion you share or admire you could go on hours. I always thought Hazel sounded too soft, too feminine; like "whereabouts is the aura of girl power in it?" Well, hello happy Hazel heart. These Hazels are hurricanes in the world of authoring and writing. A sample of work each Hazel is attributed to is provided after the name with a link for more of their accomplishments.

1. Hazel Hutchins - TJ series
2. Hazel Edwards - There's a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake
3. Hazel V. Carby - Race Men
4. Hazel Farrell - Truth Among Women
5. Hazel Henderson - Buildin…

What if... I thought I fell in love

Monday Mayhem follows
Favorite female vocalists? What a riot! I wish I could have them all here. But here are three of them who sing lyrics that are quite relevant to me these days.

Gloria Estefan --- Here We Are

Dionne Warwick --- I'll Never Love This Way Again
Karen Carpenter --- You
Ahhh... gratification galore! Amanda @ Bloggin with Amanda hosts Musical Monday
XmasDolly of XmasDolly, Lori of Shewbridges of Central Florida, Larry of Cakeblast, and Callie of JAmerican Spice host Monday's Music Moves Me
Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop

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What if... Charlie Sheen were right about who he is, what he is saying and his "goddesses"? Then Howard Stern's assessment would be confirmed. Charlie is special.
What if... Potato chips were declared a vegetable? I'd use a helping beside my steak
What if...All the junk going on in parts of the world ended in peace? Bad time for the business of war
What if...gas prices hit $5? The Middle East crisis…