Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A few things everyone should know

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.5. Pay off your credit cards every month.6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it..9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.19. it’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, and wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.22. Over prepare, and then go with the flow.23. be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.24. the most important sex organ is the brain.25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'27. Always choose life.28. Forgive everyone everything.29. What other people think of you is none of your business.30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.33. Believe in Miracles34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.36. growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.37. Your children get only one childhood.38. All that truly matters in the end is that you are loved.39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.42. The best is yet to come.43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.44. Yield.45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift
46. Don’t spend your life WONDERING. Take chances. You might never know what really happens if you try.
47. Don’t settle for something less than what you deserve.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Ten Most Unique Churches

Harajuku: Japanese Futuristic Church
This futuristic non Catholic church is located in Tokyo and it was first unveiled by the design firm of Ciel Rouge Creation in 2005. The ceiling is specially made to reverberate natural sound for 2 seconds to provide a unique listening experience for worshipers and tourists.

Saint Basil's Cathedral: The Red Square's Colorful Church

The St. Basil's Cathedral is located on the Red Square in Moscow, Russia.

A Russian Orthodox church, the Cathedral sports a series of colorful bulbous domes that taper to a point,

aptly named onion domes, that are part of Moscow's Kremlin skyline.

The cathedral was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible to commemorate the capture of the Khanate of Kazan.

In 1588 Tsar Fedor Ivanovich had a chapel added on the eastern side above the grave of Basil Fool for Christ,

a Russian Orthodox saint after whom the cathedral was popularly named.

Hallgr mskirkja: Iceland's Most Amazing Church

The Hallgrmskirkja (literally, the church of Hallgrmur) is a Lutheran parish church located in Reykjavk, Iceland.

At 74.5 metres (244 ft), it is the fourth tallest architectural structure in Iceland.

The church is named after the Icelandic poet and clergyman Hallgrmur Ptursson (1614 to 1674), author of the Passion Hymns.

State Architect Gujn Samelsson's design of the church was commissioned in 1937; it took 38 years to build it.

Temppeliaukio Kirkko: The Rock Church

The Temppeliaukio Kirkko (Rock Church) is a thrilling work of modern architecture in Helsinki.

Completed in 1952, it is built entirely underground and has a ceiling made of copper wire.

It was designed by architect brothers Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen and completed in 1969.

They chose a rocky outcrop rising about 40 feet above street level, and blasted out the walls from the inside.

It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Helsinki and frequently full of visitors.

Cathedral of Braslia: The Modern Church of architect Oscar Niemeyer

The Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida in the capital of Brazil is an expression of the architect Oscar Niemeyer.

This concrete-framed hyperboloid structure, seems with its glass roof to be reaching up,

open, to heaven. On 31 May 1970, the Cathedral's structure was finished,

and only the 70 m diameter of the circular area were visible.

Niemeyer's project of Cathedral of Braslia is based in the hyperboloid of revolution which sections are asymmetric.

The hyperboloid structure itself is a result of 16 identical assembled concrete columns.

These columns, having hyperbolic section and weighing 90 t, represent two hands moving upwards to heaven.

The Cathedral was dedicated on 31 May 1970.

Borgund Church: Best Preserved Stave Church

The Borgund Stave Church in Lrdal is the best preserved of Norway's 28 extant stave churches.

This wooden church, probably built in the end of the 12th century, has not changed structure

or had a major reconstruction since the date it was built.

The church is also featured as a Wonder for the Viking civilization in the video game Age of Empires II:

The Age of Kings.

Las Lajas Cathedral: A Gothic Church Worthy of a Fairy Tale

The Las Lajas Cathedral is located in southern Colombia and built in 1916 inside the canyon of the Guaitara River.

According to the legend, this was the place where an indian woman named Mara Mueses de Quiones

was carrying her deaf-mute daughter Rosa on her back near Las Lajas ("The Rocks").

Weary of the climb, the Mara sat down on a rock when Rosa spoke (for the first time) about an apparition in a cave.

Later on, a mysterious painting of the Virgin Mary carrying a baby was discovered on the wall of the cave.

Supposedly, studies of the painting showed no proof of paint or pigments on the rock - instead,

when a core sample was taken, it was found that the colors were impregnated in the rock itself to a depth of several feet.

Whether true or not, the legend spurred the building of this amazing church.

St. Joseph Church: Known for its Thirteen Gold Domed Roof

The St. Joseph The Betrothed is an Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church in Chicago.

Built in 1956, it is most known for its ultra-modern thirteen gold domed roof symbolizing the twelve

apostles and Jesus Christ as the largest center dome.

The interior of the church is completely adorned with byzantine style icons (frescoes).

Unfortunately the iconographer was deported back to his homeland before he was able to

write the names of all the saints as prescribed by iconographic traditions.

Ruica Church: Where Chandeliers are made of Bullet Shells

Located over the Kalemegdan Fortress in Belgrade, Serbia, the Ruica Church is a small chapel decorated with... with trench art!

Its chandeliers are entirely made of spent bullet casing, swords, and cannon parts.

The space the church now occupies was used by the Turks as gunpowder storage for over 100 years and it had to be largely rebuilt in 1920 after WWI. Though damaged by bombings there was an upshot to the terrible carnage of The Great War. While fighting alongside England and the US, Serbian soldiers on the Thessaloniki front took the time to put together these amazing chandeliers. It is one of the world's finest examples of trench art.

Chapel of St-Gildas: Built into the base of a bare rocky cliff

The Chapel of St-Gildas sits upon the bank of the Canal du Blavet in Brittany, France. Built like a stone barn into

the base of a bare rocky cliff, this was once a holy place of the Druids.

Gildas appears to have travelled widely throughout the Celtic world of Corwall, Wales, Ireland and Scotland.

He arrived in Brittany in about AD 540 and is said to have preached Christianity

to the people from a rough pulpit, now contained within the chapel.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Obama... Read this...

Dear Mommy,
I am in Heaven now, sitting on Jesus' lap.
He loves me and cries with me; for my heart has been broken.
I so wanted to be your little girl. I don't quite understand what has happened.
I was so excited when I began realizing my existence.
I was in a dark, yet comfortable place. I saw I had fingers and toes.
I was pretty far along in my developing, yet not near ready to leave my surroundings.
I spent most of my time thinking or sleeping.
Even from my earliest days, I felt a special bonding between you and me.
Sometimes I heard you crying and I cried with you. Sometimes you would yell or scream, then cry.
I heard Daddy yelling back.
I was sad, and hoped you would be better soon.
I wondered why you cried so much. One day you cried almost all of the day.
I hurt for you. I couldn't imagine why you were so unhappy.
That same day, the most horrible thing happened.
A very mean monster came into that warm, comfortable place I was in.
I was so scared, I began screaming, but you never once tried to help me.
Maybe you never heard me.
The monster got closer and closer as I was screaming and screaming,
"Mommy, Mommy, help me please; Mommy, help me."
Complete terror is all I felt.
I screamed and screamed until I thought I couldn't anymore.
Then the monster started ripping my arms off.
It hurt so bad; the pain I can never explain.
It didn't stop. Oh, how I begged it to stop.
I screamed in horror as it ripped my leg off.
Though I was in such complete pain, I was dying.
I knew I would never see your face or hear you say how much you love me.
I wanted to make all your tears go away.
I had so many plans to make you happy.
Now I couldn't; all my dreams were shattered.
Though I was in utter pain and horror, I felt the pain of my heart breaking, above all.
I wanted more than anything to be your daughter.
No use now, for I was dying a painful death.
I could only imagine the terrible things that they had done to you.
I wanted to tell you that I love you before I was gone, but I didn't know the words you could understand.
And soon, I no longer had the breath to say them; I was dead.
I felt myself rising. I was being carried by a huge angel into a big beautiful place.
I was still crying, but the physical pain was gone.
The angel took me to Jesus and set me on His lap.
He said He loved me, and He was my Father. Then I was happy. I asked Him what the thing was that killed me. He answered, "Abortion.
I am sorry, my child; for I know how it feels."
I don't know what abortion is;
I guess that's the name of the monster.
I'm writing to say that I love you and to tell you how much I wanted to be your little girl.
I tried very hard to live.
I wanted to live. I had the will, but I couldn't; the monster was too powerful.
It sucked my arms and legs off and finally got all of me. It was impossible to live.
I just wanted you to know I tried to stay with you.
I didn't want to die.
Also, Mommy, please watch out for that abortion monster.
Mommy, I love you and I would hate for you to go through the kind of pain I did.
Please be careful.

Your Baby Girl

Monday, March 30, 2009

Life Quotes, Sayings, and Thoughts

Find the greatest life quotes and thoughts on life - from Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Winston Churchill, the Buddha, and others. We've distilled these from literally hundreds of quotes we've found.

Cherokee Saying about Life:
"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice."~ Cherokee Expression

George Eliot Life Quote:
"It is never too late to become what you might have become."~ George Eliot

Albert Einstein Life Quotation:
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is. "~ Albert Einstein

Alexander Woollcott Life Quotation:
"There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day."~ Alexander Woollcott

Helen Keller Thoughts on Life:
"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. "~ Helen Keller

Harold Whitman Thought on Life:
"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."~ Harold Whitman

William James Life Quote:
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."~ William James

Montaigne Life Saying:
"My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened."~ Montaigne

Annie Dillard Life Quotation:
"The way we live our days, is the way we live our lives."~ Annie Dillard

Winston Churchill Life Quotation:
"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."~ Winston Churchill

Mohandas Gandhi Life Quote:
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."~ Mohandas Gandhi

Ursula K. Le Guin Life Quotation:
"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end."~ Ursula K. Le Guin

Kevin Welch Saying About Life:
"There'll be two dates on your tombstone And all your friends will read 'em But all that's gonna matter is that little dash between 'em. "~ Kevin Welch

Thoughts on Life from the Buddha:
"Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. "~ The Buddha

Dawna Markova Saying on Life:
"I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which comes to me as blossom, goes on as fruit."~ Dawna Markova

Josh Billings Life Quote:
"Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well."~ Josh Billings

Jonathan Swift Saying about Life:
"May you live all the days of your life."~ Jonathan Swift

Mother Teresa's Thoughts on Life:
"Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.Life is beauty, admire it.Life is bliss, taste it.Life is a dream, realize it.Life is a challenge, meet it.Life is a duty, complete it.Life is a game, play it.Life is a promise, fulfill it.Life is sorrow, overcome it.Life is a song, sing it.Life is a struggle, accept it.Life is a tragedy, confront it.Life is an adventure, dare it.Life is luck, make it.Life is too precious, do not destroy it.Life is life, fight for it."~ Mother Teresa

Stephen Covey Life Quote:
"We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey."~ Stephen Covey

Abraham Lincoln Life Quote:
"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."~ Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Some Beautiful Shots of My Beautiful Cousin

A few pics I took of my lil female monkey cousin
Trying to see if there are other monkey's like her above.

She tried hiding behind the trees...
But it didn't work... So she gave up :P

The End.

One of My Greatest Art Piece

Something I did more than a year ago.... Something I did with lots of heart in it....