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Posted on 04/18/2009 07:09 AM by rinafrancesca
i was so sad for the simple words "i love you" was left unspoken..
i have a sister named Dolly..we were not that close because of our age gap, she was 38 and i'm 20. She had a happy family, 3 children and a loving husband. But unfortunately, her life ended last month, February of 2009. She may be gone but she will always be loved and remember for the rest of my life..
the moment i received the call from my sister who is a nurse and on duty on that day at the hospital, i was so shocked and i didn't know what to do. Ate Doll was at the intensive care unit for 2 days and all of us were hopeless because her blood clot was located in the brain stem. And then they decided to transfer Ate Doll at the private room and it was almost midnight when Ate Doll was transferred. On her first hours Ate Doll was pale but later that morning they were all screaming and shouting for joy when they saw Ate Doll's arm raised. We had our hopes back again, all of us were hoping and praying for her ...Read more
To Be My Friend
Posted on 05/29/2012 11:08 AM by shazaiah_acraman
To be my friend,
You got to understand me well.
If I’ll get sad,
Then please don’t make me mad.
If you want something,
Just ask for it,
And if I don’t give.
Then don’t steal it away from me.
There will come a time,
When I’ll give if for free.
That is the time,
You’ll appreciate ...Read more
they make exotic carpets...
Posted on 07/04/2008 12:04 AM by stormycloud
Living in India all my life, and working with deprived children for some years,child labour is not something that i am a stranger too...
but a pitiful sight wrenched my heart and i wanted to share it with those who may be able to do more than me...i could only talk to them,take their pictures and silently wipe the solitary tear that crept out of the corner of my eyes...
They were 6 to 12yrs old...
they are recruited especially because they have tiny fingers and smaller their fingers, more intricate the designs they can weave with wool or silk or rayon...more vivid will be the carpet they make!
I was on a dream tour...always wanted to go to Egypt.Always wanted to see the pyramids...on my way back from the oldest pyramid in Saqqarah, my driver suggested a peep into a carpet factory. Colourful carpets telling stories of Rameses II and his journey into afterlife...or tranquil landscapes of the nile delta...or birds of paradise frozen in midflight greeted us in the quiet darkness of the ...Read more
Musings of a Broken Heart
Posted on 09/07/2008 02:35 PM by felicityb
Well the worldwide web seems to make it easier for us to share the most secret and intimate emotions without actually having to look somebody in the eye and tell them...not that I shy away from looking people in the eye and telling them....
indeed i fear that half the problem of todays soeciety is that we are too afraid to reveal our emotions whether they be positive or negative....people were made to talk and interact, and i hope i can do that to the best of my ability. anyway back to the issue of a broken heart, most of us have experienced it, although each in our own and distinctly personal ways.i am not sure whether those that have not are lucky or not, because I, and this is merely in my own opinion, feel that in order to truly understand joy and beauty we must truly experience unhappiness and ugliness. surely there is nothing more ugly and miserable then the plague of a broken heart. nothing more embodies a british rainy day than a broken heart, the empitness of the sky, the ...Read more
The Path of Least Resistance
Posted on 11/01/2008 11:42 AM by positivelyidealist
The following are just my thoughts and opinions. Respectful dialogue or debate is welcome.
I've been thinking about the phrase "the Path of Least Resistance."
Does this carry a positive or a negative connotation for you? Sometimes the phrase has been applied to those who are considered too lazy or undisciplined to carry through a task that requires more effort than they are willing to ...Read more
Questions running through my head
Posted on 05/14/2008 07:28 PM by intriguedrockdoc
Having worked on a programme on sustainable recovery and resilience building, incorporating risks, livelihood and vulnerability. Some of my colleagues have tried to draw lessons from previous disasters to the post-cyclone situation in Burma.
In recognition of the dire situtation that is unfolding due to the inaction by the current regime, and the massive suffering that this is causing, these additional thoughts occur to me
On reducing overall vulnerability in Burma
Given the political manifestation in Burma, how does talking about overall reduction of vulnerability inform the current situation?
What are the underlying causes of vulnerablity prior to the cyclone, which civil society could have addressed in order to reduced the number of lives lost, regardless of the incompetance of the current regime?
On lessons learnt
Can lessons be learnt from previous disasters?
Does Burma present a unique case?
Waht are the other disasters that have ...Read more
A message of Hope...
Posted on 03/27/2012 11:57 PM by chakal
...I hope that whoever you are, you escape this place. I hope that the world turns and that things get better. But what I hope most of all is that you understand what I mean when I tell you that even though I do not know you, and even though I may never meet you, laugh with you, cry with you, or kiss you. I love you. With all my heart, I love you. ...Read more
tiempo complemento de la distancia?
Posted on 09/18/2008 10:50 PM by carmen
Ayer fue 17, me gustaba este día, un poco lleno de alteraciones antes, pero me sentí feliz, este 17 fue triste, o quizas un poco extraño, estuve junto a mi cell y checando mi correo una y otra vez, tenía esperanzas de que alguien más se acordara que ayer era 17, parese que no se acordó, y sólo me reafirma que quizas se olvidó.
Existen palabras en la vida que son cortas para escribir, o para pronunciarlas son muy fáciles, pero tener una experiencia que la describas con esa palabra es dificil.
Aún me pregunto si la distancia puede hacer que las personas se olviden o es que es un complemento del ...Read more
Working with kids —tips from a professional storyteller
Posted on 07/29/2008 03:32 PM by oznasia
I've been asked by a member here for a few tips on working with kids. The member concerned works with kids at risk. I've already published a blog here about working with 'bad' kids. I'd like to add a little more, just a few basic points particularly in relation to storytelling.
Everyone is a storyteller. Don't think you can't do it. You probably already do but don't know that's what you're doing. When you tell your friends and family about some incident at work or from some other aspect of life, you might notice that they pay you full attention. That's because you are weaving an interesting narrative and they want to find out what happens next.
When you tell stories to kids you can use stories from life, folk tales or contemporary published stories. The way to hold their attention is with a story that keeps them guessing about what is going to happen. If the story surprises them they are satisfied. If they can guess what's coming that's boring. Don't rush it. Draw it out and you'll ...Read more
Why I support isolated aid workers across the globe and so should you!
Posted on 05/26/2012 03:50 PM by anamcara
Rich countries delivered $3.2 trillion of aid to poor countries between 1960 and 2008 (World Bank, 2011). Yet only 36% of aid workers think projects achieve their intended impact (McKinsey & Devex, 2011).
Aid recipients agree, calling for a change in aid’s business model—from that of delivery of goods and services to one focused on relationships (The Listening Project, 2010).
I have ...Read more