Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A Time for Everything

For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:

A time to be born,

and a time to die;

A time to plant,

and a time to pluck up what is planted;

A time to kill,

and a time to heal;

A time to break down,

and a time to build up;

A time to weep,

and a time to laugh;

A time to mourn,

and a time to dance;

A time to throw away stones,

and a time to gather stones together;

A time to embrace,

And a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to seek,

and a time to lose;

A time to keep,

and a time to throw away;

A time to tear,

and a time to sew;

A time to keep silence,

and a time to speak;

A time to love,

and a time to hate,

A time for war,

and a time for peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself:

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sheikha Mozah of Qatar

Sheikha Mozah of Qatar has joined a small group of wives of Arab leaders who use their public profiles to improve the lives of women across the region. For the past 10 years she has been working to improve education and literacy in the Middle East through a series of charities and foundations funded by the oil and natural gas wealth of the state that her husband, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, controls with near absolute authority.

Arab women who fight to end the practice of child marriages, or encourage the education of girls, or for women’s right to vote are often accused of importing a western feminism that is at odds with the values of conservative Muslim societies. Over the years, particularly in the past decade, the Arab world has become increasingly religious. Partially as a result, there are fewer women in public life. If prominent Arab women are rare, then prominent Gulf Arab women are rarer still.

In a sense, Her Highness Sheikha Mozah embodies the spirit of the new direction in which women’s activism is heading in the Muslim world. Some call it Islamic feminism: a return to the Quran to revive the egalitarian ideals of the sacred texts.

That is why I admire this woman!!

Read full article (quite interesting!!) at “The National

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Beautiful chameleons

I love this baby ones!!!!

Culture Club Karma Chameleon

I love Boy George!!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

How to make a woman happy

It's not difficult to make a woman happy.

A man only needs to be:

1. a friend
2. a companion
3. a lover
4. a brother
5. a father
6. a master
7. a chef
8. an electrician
9. a carpenter
10. a plumber
11. a mechanic
12. a decorator
13. a stylist
14. a sexologist
15. a gynecologist
16. a psychologist
17. a pest exterminator
18. a psychiatrist
19. a healer
20. a good listener
21. an organizer
22. a good father
23. very clean
24. sympathetic
25. athletic
26. warm
27. attentive
28. gallant
29. intelligent
30. funny
31. creative
32. tender
33. strong
34. understanding
35. tolerant
36. prudent
37. ambitious
38. capable
39. courageous
40. determined
41. true
42. dependable
43. passionate
44. compassionate


45. give her compliments regularly
46. love shopping
47. be honest
48. be very rich
49. not stress her out
50. not look at other girls


51. give her lots of attention, but expect little yourself
52. give her lots of time, especially time for herself
53. give her lots of space, never worrying about where she goes


54. Never to forget:
* birthdays
* anniversaries
* arrangements she makes

as you can see.... it is quite simple !!!!!!

Endless Efforts

Friday, March 19, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

So cute baby porcupines!!!!!

Simply irresistible.... aren't they????
I love them !!!

Life under the Antarctic Ice

There’s a lot more going on beneath those huge sheets of Antarctic ice than you might think. NASA researchers uncovered a major surprise in December: The team drilled an eight-inch hole and stuck a video camera 600 feet down, hoping to observe the underbelly of the thick ice sheet. To their amazement, a curious critter swam into view and clung to the video camera’s cable. The three-inch crustacean in their video is a Lyssianasid amphipod, a relative of a shrimp. The team also retrieved what they believe to be a tentacle from a jellyfish.

Researchers previously believed that nothing more complex than microbes could live in such a hostile place, beneath an ice sheet in total darkness. While complex organisms have shown up before in retreating glaciers, this seems to be the first time any have been found 600 feet down below an intact sheet of ice.

If crustaceans really can tough it out buried beneath the ice, perhaps complex organisms can live in more places than we give them credit for. Astrobiology enthusiasts are probably already thinking of the ice-covered moons in our solar system, like the Jovian moon Europa and the Saturnian moon Enceladus and wondering whether extraterrestrial critters could be lurking beneath those frozen surfaces. First, though, there’s a lot left to sort out about this intriguing puzzle.

Source: Discover Magazine

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Plain and Simple

"God made us plain and simple,
but we have made ourselves very complicated."
Ecclesiastes 7:29

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

Say NO to Bullying!

Here in Portugal a boy victim of bullying suicided last week. And everybody surely read on newspapers last week that the little Japanese Princess Aiko was victim of bullying as well. Oh My God, the end of the world is surely near!!!!!

Bullying is a form of abuse. It comprises repeated acts over time that involves a real or perceived imbalance of power with the more powerful individual or group abusing those who are less powerful. The power imbalance may be social power and/or physical power. The victim of bullying is sometimes referred to as a target.

Bullying consists of three basic types of abuse – emotional, verbal and physical. It typically involves subtle methods of coercion such as psychological manipulation. Bullying can be defined in many different ways.

Bullying in school and the workplace is also referred to as peer abuse. Bullying can occur in any context in which human beings interact with each other. This includes school, church, the workplace, home and neighborhoods. It is even a common push factor in migration. Bullying can exist between social groups, social classes and even between countries.

Source: Wikipedia