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Wellness Saturday~ 03/16/19

Here is today’s Wellness Assistance to improve for healthier well-being and lifestyle as you’re meant to live as your great life continues~

Invest in your education and learn more about what energizes you and keeps you going! Here is just some info for better care of yourself to continue your awesomeness. I hope this helps in better caring for your health and well-being for better moments today and ideal tomorrow, because you deserve to be that much better as the world needs you~

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Self Help Friday~ 03/15/19

Today, a quality reminder to move forward with a quality self!

This here is to assist you upon being the best version of yourself while striving to enjoy a quality version of life you desire to remember in the flesh.

Keep going and empower through… as a great day continues~

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Mindful Thursday~ 03/14/19

Here is today’s Mindful-Amusement to improve your self-awareness and improve your self-management, as your great life continues~

Don’t settle for less knowing there is more for you! More to better yourself for better moments of today, an appreciative yesterday, and ideal tomorrow. Self~love, because you deserve to be that much better, as the world needs you~

Source: https://www.pinterest.com/edcharfauros/mindful~amusement~/

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Wellness Saturday~ 03/09/19

Here is today’s Wellness Assistance to improve for healthier well-being and lifestyle as you’re meant to live as your great life continues~

Invest in your education and learn more about what energizes you and keeps you going! Here is just some info for better care of yourself to continue your awesomeness. I hope this helps in better caring for your health and well-being for better moments today and ideal tomorrow, because you deserve to be that much better as the world needs you~

Source: https://www.pinterest.com/edcharfauros/wellness-assistance~/

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Self Help Friday~ 03/08/19

Today, a quality reminder to move forward with a quality self!

This here is to assist you upon being the best version of yourself while striving to enjoy a quality version of life you desire to remember in the flesh.

Keep going and empower through… as a great day continues~

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Mindful Thursday~ 03/07/19

Here is today’s Mindful-Amusement to improve your self-awareness and improve your self-management, as your great life continues~

Don’t settle for less knowing there is more for you! More to better yourself for better moments of today, an appreciative yesterday, and ideal tomorrow. Self~love, because you deserve to be that much better, as the world needs you~

Source: https://www.pinterest.com/edcharfauros/mindful~amusement~/

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Inspiration Tuesday~ 03/05/19

A bit of inspiration today to remind us of how good we have it and a reminder of how bad we could have it! Another reminder that everything is temporary as change is the only constant in our lives. Enjoy while you can, make the best of it all serve your greater interest, and move forward as the best version of yourself for greater successful outcomes. Do more than survive, but thrive on love and strive with optimism.

We determine how we live and continue regardless of situation and circumstance. We either move forward for better or for worse regardless of our past. Empower through as your blessings continue… CHEERS~

Source: https://www.pinterest.com/edcharfauros/examples-of-inspiration-aspiration-and-motivation~

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Wellness Saturday~ 03/02/19

Here is today’s Wellness Assistance to improve for healthier well-being and lifestyle as you’re meant to live as your great life continues~

Invest in your education and learn more about what energizes you and keeps you going! Here is just some info for better care of yourself to continue your awesomeness. I hope this helps in better caring for your health and well-being for better moments today and ideal tomorrow, because you deserve to be that much better as the world needs you~

Source: https://www.pinterest.com/edcharfauros/wellness-assistance~/

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Self Help Friday~ 03/01/19

Today, a quality reminder to move forward with a quality self!

This here is to assist you upon being the best version of yourself while striving to enjoy a quality version of life you desire to remember in the flesh.

Keep going and empower through… as a great day continues~

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Mindful Thursday~ 02/28/19

Here is today’s Mindful-Amusement to improve your self-awareness and improve your self-management, as your great life continues~

Don’t settle for less knowing there is more for you! More to better yourself for better moments of today, an appreciative yesterday, and ideal tomorrow. Self~love, because you deserve to be that much better, as the world needs you~

Source: https://www.pinterest.com/edcharfauros/mindful~amusement~/

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Encouragement Wednesday~ 02/27/19

You have within you an unlimited amount of goodness. The fact is, there is no limit to how good, great, and better you can be, do, and have! From how much good you can do to how great you can be to how much better you can have. Furthermore, you can accomplish, achieve, and receive all the good, great, and better you set forth to attain. Today, I share with you just a bit of encouragement to assist you in your direction for ideal outcomes and desired results as a great day continues… Stay on course; Keep going; Remain on point; Forge ahead; Empower through until satisfied; Make it happen!

CHEERS~ to your success continuing…

Source: https://www.pinterest.com/edcharfauros/encouragement~/

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Inspiration Tuesday~ 02/26/19

A bit of inspiration today to remind us of how good we have it and a reminder of how bad we could have it! Another reminder that everything is temporary as change is the only constant in our lives. Enjoy while you can, make the best of it all serve your greater interest, and move forward as the best version of yourself for greater successful outcomes. Do more than survive, but thrive on love and strive with optimism.

We determine how we live and continue regardless of situation and circumstance. We either move forward for better or for worse regardless of our past. Empower through as your blessings continue… CHEERS~

Source: https://www.pinterest.com/edcharfauros/examples-of-inspiration-aspiration-and-motivation~/

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Mindful Thursday~ 02/21/19

Here is today’s Mindful-Amusement to improve your self-awareness and improve your self-management, as your great life continues~

Don’t settle for less knowing there is more for you! More to better yourself for better moments of today, an appreciative yesterday, and ideal tomorrow. Self~love, because you deserve to be that much better, as the world needs you~

Source: https://www.pinterest.com/edcharfauros/mindful~amusement~/

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Self Help Friday~ 02/15/19

Today, a quality reminder to move forward with a quality self!

This here is to assist you upon being the best version of yourself while striving to enjoy a quality version of life you desire to remember in the flesh.

Keep going and empower through… as a great day continues~

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Mindful Thursday~ 02/14/19

Here is today’s Mindful-Amusement to improve your self-awareness and improve your self-management, as your great life continues~

Don’t settle for less knowing there is more for you! More to better yourself for better moments of today, an appreciative yesterday, and ideal tomorrow. Self~love, because you deserve to be that much better, as the world needs you~

Image Source: https://www.pinterest.com/edcharfauros/mindful~amusement~/

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Running is Tough, But So am I 🏃

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Good morning, afternoon and evening from me in England, UK!

I decided to start running after Christmas and pushed myself to get out as much as possible. I work full time at a Special Educational Needs school, have a young family, and as you all know, am also a Singer-songwriter and serious musician.


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So, I’d like to share my progress so far which is from the 28th December to today the 20th January.
This is what I’ve achieved so far with my running in just 24 days! And let me tell you… IT’S HARD, Running for any amount of time without stopping is TOUGH!


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Running is tough, but so am I


I also stopped drinking alcohol on the 1st of January due to my anxiety and depression. I have a feeling that I may also be suffering from S. A. D
(Seasonal Adjustment Disorder)
So all these positive changes are having an incredibly positive affect on my mind and body.


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Run #1

My first run and it was SO hard!
A belly full of naughty Crimbo food and carrying a stone of extra weight didn’t help. I clung onto many lamp posts over the 2 miles, but made it back alive and in one messy piece!


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Run #2

My second run felt a little better, except for the hills where we live, they really burned the calf muscles!


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Run #3

My first run of 2019 was actually really steady considering that I’d drunk every last drop of alcohol in the house (I wanted to get rid of it) with very little pain, but I was still holding onto that two weeks of over indulgent belly fat.


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Run #4

After a 4 day rest due to generally feeling crap! But I did it!


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Run #5

I went back to work on the 7th and went for a run the next evening. I really pushed it! My time had gone down and I felt like I was finally getting better.


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Run #6

Still plodding along the country lane and stuck at 2 miles! I though I’d never be able to go any further, but I was lapping the folks that were lounging around on their sofa’s, so I kept the faith and cracked on with it.


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Run #7

I decided to wear some different trainers and they caused me a lot of calf and back pain! I’ve now gone back to my trusty Asics Gel 1170 runners and they are amazing!


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Run #8

YES! I completed 3 miles! I had been planning this on my drive home from work and actually clocked the route. I knew it was 1.5 miles from the Little Post Office back home, so I knew I could run there and back which equalled 3 miles.
I was over the moon with this and really felt a big boost.


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Run #9

The day after the 3 miler was a sore affair with aching legs, but I knew that I could reach further and planned to do 4 miles today (Sunday 20th January)
I went with my good lady but overtook her early on, and you know what? I DID IT. I ran 4 miles solid without stopping in 42 Minutes. I stood at the bridge when I finished and felt this enormous sense of pride and achievement.
I obviously waited for Karen to finish her run and congratulated each other on a job well done.


So to recap, I’ve gone from my couch to 4 miles in 24 days!
9 runs, steadily increasing speed and stamina. I have no intention of running a marathon, or indeed, competitively. I’m doing this to stay fit and as healthy as I can for my children.


It’s all so easy to say…

“I’ll start tomorrow, “I’ll try a new diet next week”, “I’ll give up those cigarettes on Monday”, or “I’ll cut down on my drinking soon”.
Be the Change you want to see in the mirror!


Until next time.
Thanks
DC**🎼


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Stishi on point

Stishi is a great platform 

Well I didn’t know much about Stishi during the time I was registered I just Jamed it on social media since that time I just registered it not know actual thing to do on here, 

Some days ago I received Stishi token in my wallet wondered where did it come from doing my finding I can realize that this great project didn’t forget there member because there is alot of crypto place if you don’t come back you are gone all your efforts also gone. 

I’m really happy to join this community, platform and project, all what I want is development of this project because 2019 is around the corner for each person to laugh out and give great reward for the founder of Stishi, together we can make it boom 

I’m Available for freelance work

I have decided to work towards self-employment since I am having no luck finding a job with the settings I need due to my autism. I feel this is better for my mental health. And it has the settings that I need. Some people start somewhere, some start nowhere. Gotta make the best of it.

I also would like to Freelance write for Stishit, since Binkly said we need more people on the site. I can write a blog to get people to join, this can be great to get me started. Even if I make 15 dollars for instance.

You can read the full blog here

I talk about what value I can bring by writing about your brand. If you work for a company looking for Freelancers, I’m your gal.

Road To Glory, Never Been Easy, And Will Always Be Rough. My First Blog On Stishit

 

The road to glory has never been a easy or smooth one, in fact, often time it is one of the roughest and bumpy road ever, the ultimate consolation for the ones that endure to see out the bumpy road get to achieve the goal or the glory. I believe everyone on this platform agree to this.

I want to you this article, my first on Stishit to remind, encourage and inspire every individual and Stishit that whatever we are passing through now is our/the rough road to our glory, we just have to endure,

“…weeping may endure for the night, but joy cometh in the morning”, Psalm 30:5.

I want to remind us all of iconic and historical figures that endured the trying time and achieved their greatness.

Joseph the dreamer: I strongly believe majority on Stishit must have read the story of Joseph, son of Jacob (Israel), either from the bible, other religious articles and novels. Joseph was meant to be great, he saw this himself through repeated dreams, but it wasn’t like a stroll in the park for him, he passed through life trials, from been sold by his own brothers, to been falsely accused of attempted rape, and to been imprison for about two years in Egyptian. Joseph after all eventually became second in command to Pharaoh in the whole of Egypt, and it took thirteen turbulent years from time of Joseph’s dream to when it came to realization, all this trying times, Joseph never lose hope, he endured, we should emulate.

N’golo Kante: As a sport lover myself, you should all understand why i included a sportsperson as one of my case study. Ngolo Kante, a Chelsea Fc of England and a French national team player. An accomplished world cup and English premier league winner, one of most sought after midfielder in European football circle. It wasn’t this rosy for Kante from the beginning. He lost is dad, a migrated Father from Mali at age of just 11 years, as it were, he had to support his Mom financially by picking trashes and refuses in exchange for money from recycling companies. All these time Kante had a goal of becoming a footballer and he never looked back on that goal.

Colonel Harland David Sanders: Colonel Sanders the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken(KFC), can be boldly called an accomplished business man, but we all read about his earlier failures in life. He lost his dad too at age 5 years, school dropouts at age 16 years, by age 17 years he already lost about 4 jobs, already married by age 20 but got separated soon after. Despite all these set backs, Colonel Sanders rallied, brought back wife and child and eventually founded what has become household name in fast food business.

Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Sri Lanka, (World first prime minister 21st July, 1960-1965) and Vigdis Finnbogadottir, Iceland (World first Democratically directly elected President 1st Aug 1980-1996). The old folks among us will quickly remember how these two iconic women made history by becoming what they became in the world of men as it were then. If anyone think that was an easy feat, they should ask Mrs Hilary Clinton of the United State how easy it is to win such a powerful position in a men dominated ground. These two ladies were determined and focused, Mrs Bandaranaikes’ husband was murdered prior to her election, it made her even more determined.

I can go on and on mentioning these iconic and historic great men and women that never gave up, the long and short story of it all is all these great people passed through the dreaded rough road and conquered.

I recently read from @binkley blog how Stishit has been under attack from rivals, they must have seen the potentials in Stishit. These are trying time for Stishit, and with the likes of @binkley and others entrusted with the running of Stishit not resting on their oars, Stishit will pull through and will attain it’s greatness.

It is @peman85 first blog on Stishit, I am Nigerian base in the city of Lagos, a graduate of mechanical engineering turned business man. I still hope of going back to practicing engineering someday soon. I hope i did everything ask of me as far as the rules of blogging and rewarding is concerned. I will sure get accustom with the tools use in subsequent blogs, i hope i will be forgiven if i used any wrongly now.

Thank you all.

Respect Truth Inside of You


What is the truth in the life sometimes ( and most of the time) is not pleasant, fair or flattering? In some moments it is even outrageous.


? Now, why is that? It is not about the truth, it is the recipient – we have scruples, expectations, dreams, ego… You name it. We deserve better, more, everything…
It is normal. Nature programmed us so that we survive and not extinct on some level. We would be long gone as a species if we didn’t have that primal need to HAVE.

? You don’t feed your children with the empty hands. You have to HAVE. The food, clothes, shelter, medical care, education, investments, savings… It all costs, time and effort. But, you have to have it and you will work for that.

? But, there is a limit and most of us know all about it. People who don’t realize that they are crossing the signaling red line usually spend their lives in the misery and anxiety. They are not happy and spend endless nights doing nothing but staring into the dark future designed by a culprit called a human mind.

? People are afraid of the death, change, and judgment. The ones who are not are truly free. The ones who went to an extreme, stay locked inside. There is no bigger prison or the harsher punishment but to be locked into your own mind. A life becomes a nightmare from which you can’t wake up.

? So, instead of trying to snap out they live their life for the others or to fulfill the social expectations. They work as the horses, for nothing else to buy the things they don’t need. They even mock the emotions, because everything inside is a void stripped of any expression. They neglect their friends and decide to resolve themselves of the possibility to be happy…

? Do you really want to live that life…?


Love, joy and perpetual happiness to all good people. Thank you for visiting my blog

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MUSING AT SUNDAY – CRYPTO WEBSITES – MONEY – HOBBIES – BLOGS

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The previous week was rather hectic to me. I had stuff done at home and also some of them were about my kid’s school and also some less happy health issues with my folks. I hope all of that will settle down, so we can all resume doing what we love, and not what we have to.

Strange, isn’t it, I don’t even bother talking like this to anyone around me, because some people age and remain the idiots – telling others that we have literary to destroy our health, metal state and everything we are in order to achieve something. It isn’t so and don’t you ever believe such a nuisance. That is a dwarf mentality screaming under the yolk, so leave it.

There are a few changes to my schedule, the first one is that I ‘retired’ my server members, discontinued the trail and joined multiple other websites to maximize my performance and invest my time better.

What websites I joined? Well, pretty much everything others already heard of, doe I have more faith in ones and lesser in others within a reason of course.

I hate to say when something is really itchy and what about it is, but I avoid drama in any form, so I will just write and enjoy the ride.

I also have many things on my plate, so it is impossible to shove anything into that schedule, but I will do my best to be as much present on Discord and crypto pages as possible.

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Love, joy and perpetual happiness to all good people.

Thank you for visiting my blog

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Life Changes Quickly!

Famed actor Arnold Schwarzenegger posted a photo of himself sleeping on the street under his famous bronze statue, and sadly wrote “How times have changed…”

The reason he wrote the phrase was not only because he was old, but because when he was governor of California he inaugurated a hotel with his statue. Hotel staff told Arnold, “At any moment you can come and have a room reserved for you.” when Arnold stepped down as governor and went to the hotel, the administration refused to give him a room arguing that he should pay for it, since they were in great demand.

He brought a sleeping bag and stood underneath the statue and explained what he wanted to convey, “When I was in an important position, they always complimented me, and when I lost this position, they forgot about me and did not keep their promise. Do not trust your position or the amount of money you have, nor your power, nor your intelligence, it will not last.”

Trying to teach everyone that when you’re “important” in the people’s eyes, everyone is your “friend,” but once you don’t benefit their interests, you won’t matter.

“You are not always who you think you will always be, nothing lasts forever.”

One Problem With Wearing Rose Colored Glasses

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It is well meaning and an honorable pursuit for people to be optimistic but in this case it wasn’t realistic. The world we currently live in is a harsh place and all people are not of like mind even on the basic rights we believe that all people hold.

The idealistic couple made a decision to prove some misconceptions on what they believed were misconceptions being trumpeted by all media. They believed that the world is far from being a scary place and people are not bad or evil, they felt that evil is a make believe concept that was invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans holding values, beliefs and perspectives which are different than our own.

After years of working, Jay Austin was previously employed by HUD and his traveling mate, Lauren Geoghegan was employed at Georgetown University. The both decided to quit their jobs and create a documentary to support their beliefs that by and large, humans are generous, wonderful and kind. They planned on a world wide cycling trip and they were documenting their trip on Instagram with a joint blog.

They were unable to complete their documentary. They were biking in Tajikistan when a car rammed them. Five men exited the car and stabbed the couple to death. Tajikistan has a known terrorist presence.

Friendship of goats and chickens

 

 

 

Kisah ini lahir dari pengamatan nyata di mana ada seekor kambing dan ayam selalu bermain bersama. Padahal ayam dan kambing adalah jenis hewan lainnya. Mereka tidak membuat perbedaan dan tidak dapat dipisahkan dalam prinsip persahabatan meskipun keyakinan dan pandangan filosofis berbeda, ini adalah gambaran kehidupan yang sangat terbalik dari keinginan untuk nafsu.          They are two friends who often play together. The next day to the white sand beach. When they go to the beach, they get a barrier because a very large snake can pounce on goats and even chickens. But the snake did not pounce on two friends, the snake just wanted to say that around the beach there was a cruel and cruel seal. Two friends and even goats and chickens continued the journey.
When they arrived at the beach, they did not feel the threat of danger. But suddenly behind the waves there was a sound that made them a little afraid. Haaaaa ran … Apparently behind the waves was the sound of a seal informed by the snake, the seal was still chasing them both. When chicken and goats are tired they hide in the fertile Pandan forest near the beach.
And the seals are still looking for them. And suddenly “Why do you get Pandan forest? … (Goats’ words). I won’t eat you !, (Seal of words), and I need a friend to play with you and that you both. The three of them have become friends and immediately proceed to sunset, and they climb a small hill there, the three of them watch the sunset and sleep soundly on the hill without fear, if suspicion loses the comfort of the meaning of a friend.   

Natural beauty hidden on a sheet of lingzhi mushrooms.

Natural beauty hidden on a sheet of lingzhi mushrooms. Why do I give the title of a post like that, while the discussion here is 12 exciting sex positions. I think it scares the parable of the female genitals with Lingzi mushrooms to be more suitable so as not to impress porn in the strongest title.
The following discussion about 12 interesting sex positions.
Conclusion after reading this post you better consider how according to health science a more recommended position.

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RANGE POSITION

General supine position, also called the position of “flower picking bees”. This position of the woman on her back while the man must support on both elbows and knees. The woman then pulls both legs up to the knees and approaches her ears. This position will develop vulna and provide a deep step, so that it will reach the peak of enjoyment.

SLEEP SLEEP POSITION

Practice this position, the woman must dance both legs, so that her thighs are in a corner, perpendicular to her body. While the man position is on the sideways exactly back on the woman. Variations in this position will give a relaxed impression with light movements. If a man is on the left side of a woman, the woman’s left foot is placed on top of the man’s feet. This position is mostly done for relationships after orgasm.

SHOCKING POSITION

This position is easier to do, because couples who will copulate just squat to face each other. The squatting position must be such that their genitals meet each other. With a regular and directed movement, the man then slips his “giant missile” into his partner’s intercourse.

POSITION RESPONSE TO DIRECTION

This position is most relaxed, because the man’s head is above the woman’s feet. Couples can see each other’s partner’s intimate organs. The opposite direction is carried out by men by tightening and loosening their backs, giving women a flexible up and down motion that encourages extraordinary enjoyment. To achieve more enjoyment, the woman must lower her body slowly so that she lies between the legs of the man.

POSITION TO HAVE FEET

Women sit on the edge of the bed swinging their legs, while the man stands in front of him. This position can be adjusted according to taste. Excess of this position, when a woman rests on both hands and pushes her vital part will feel a delicious stimulation. Unfortunately in this position does not benefit men, the article to experience orgasm in a standing position is generally not liked by men.

FOOT POSITION IN SHOULDER

This position the man must stand in his hands. He must know when pressing. With repetitive motion will produce pro. But this variation will provide pressure on the male abdomen and pelvic muscles. To reach the peak of pleasure plus, the position of the woman’s feet can be lowered by crossing her legs through the waist of the man, until the woman can lock, tightening her arms using her leg muscles. In this position can also prolong sex.

POSITION SITTED IN THE SEAT

Sex variations eliminate boredom

This game should be done in front of a mirror, the article will be reflected that produces a new dimension to sex stimulation. The way a man sits on an armless chair, while a woman sits on his lap facing. To regulate his movements, a delicate woman hugged his body tightly while simultaneously regulating his movements. While the task of men only caress and kiss the intimate partner. One of the advantages of this position is that both of them can see their reactions in the mirror.

POSITION SITTING ON THE FLOOR

A man sits on the floor facing a woman by sticking his feet under the chair where the woman is sitting. Then he stretches his hand to pull the woman from his seat slowly, so that it falls in such a way. The woman can lean on a chair and support herself on both hands and elbows. women can also enhance and lower their position on orgasms that are mutually reciprocating.

SITTING POSITION

Men and women sit facing each other and hug each other on their feet. The movement is done very slowly and rhythmically, swinging forward and backward, resulting in pleasure. This position is somewhat humorous and the couple must be really serious to hold back laughter before this position lasts five minutes. When during orgasm in this position, the man should pull the woman closer, so that his body sticks together.

POSITION OF RELIGIOUS MEN

The man folded his legs together on his knees, but the two ends of his legs still stepped on the bed, while the woman placed her body on the male thighs and had to support her body on both hands and knees. After that the woman lay face down on the body of a man. In this position it is more romantic, because women can caress and kiss their partner.

POSITION TO BE CONTINUED

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In this position the copulating couple sits together in bed. Women sit on men’s feet. Their legs are stretched so that the man’s feet are below the woman’s feet. Then the woman’s feet are pressed into the man’s stomach so that the “heirloom key finds a gate hole”. With a movement back and forth the inheritance lock can enter the gate of the palace of pleasure.

State Law Allows Medical Cannabis in School

Source: thedailycoin.org

If I am in error, I apologize but based on past policies set forth by any governmental department, this law to allow elementary school students access to medical cannabis while in school sounds like it will be another big fiasco.

The state of Illinois signed house bill 4870 into law which amends the school code and let parents give their children medical cannabis at school. There is a caveat that states that the parent or guardian may not administer a medical cannabis infused product if the administration would create disruption in the school or would cause exposure of the product to other students.

The initiation of the bill was prompted by a lawsuit filed by a family that wanted to use CBD oil to treat their daughter’s seizures caused by chemotherapy.

This seems to be a good reason to initiate the bill. The government’s fight when they instituted the ‘war on drugs’ also seemed like a good idea. This bill in effect provides an entry for drugs to get back into the schools but realistically the war on drugs program was ineffectual in keeping them out.

In one aspect, the introduction of the use of cannabis may be a step in the right direction if they replace all the ritalin with cannabis.

Transgenders Not Lesbians

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Lesbians are adamant that they are women attacted to women and transgenders are not considered to be lesbians.  They are insistent that biology makes a big difference and transgenders are not biologically considered women.  They are appealing to the LGBT coalition to drop the ‘L’.

The Lesbian Rights Alliance in the UK posted a letter directed towards Stonewall, an organization that campaigns for LGBT causes.

“Stonewall does not recognize or represent the many young women who reject conventional feminine stereotypes in appearance and sex roles, and who become lesbians at puberty.  Instead, you support the trans argument that many gender non-conforming lesbians must really be men, born with ‘male brains’ in the ‘wrong body.”

There argument has some validity in regards to transgenders being biologically male.  To extend this logic, why aren’t they also questioning being lesbians.  It would seem that the purpose of sex according to biology is for the propagation of the species.  If they are using biology to back their theory on why transgenders are not lesbians, why are they not questioning the validity of lesbianism.

This is not to condemn their lifestyle but it seems ludicrous for them to use biology to condemn transgenders but not their own lifestyle.

My Struggles With Autism

 

In this video,  I explain my struggles with autism, its a hard struggle and people who don’t have it, they don’t get it. Its hard for me to find a job because of it.

My 5 Struggles With Anxiety

In this video, I talk about the 5 struggles I have with my anxiety.

Anxiety is a constant struggle for me, I thought I share it

to find others just like me

 

A Traditional Filipino Wedding

     The Veil and the Cord.

Every now and again, we get invited to a local wedding. Over the years, we’ve attended weddings that range from really simple to the really lavish. One thing I have learned is that even a poor family can throw a lavish wedding, so be fooled not.  There are an assortment of Filipino wedding traditions but a majority of them are drawn from the Catholic religion. And because approximately 80% of Filipinos are Catholic, it is customary for weddings to be held in a Catholic Church where many rituals and readings take place. Every simple Catholic ritual signifies the important values of marriage and the union of two individuals and makes the ceremony the most intriguing and sentimental part of a Filipino wedding.  Even though I was raised Catholic growing up, the rituals performed in my wedding in the Philippines some 32 years ago seemed foreign to me.

Beyond the common appearance of the wedding party such as the bridesmaids and groomsmen, the Filipino wedding includes other significant members that have been a part of the couple’s life. Filipino couples often honor these important guests with the title of “Principal Sponsor” or “Secondary Sponsor.” The number of sponsors can vary from a single couple to multiple couples. During the ceremony, sponsors customarily join the bride and groom in the prayers of blessing.

In the Filipino culture, weddings are seen as very festive events, where the entire community can come together in celebration of the couple.

Because marriage is a sacrament in the Catholic church, it is taken seriously. The couple has the support of an entire community of friends and family to help promote and keep their marriage strong.  And although the ceremony is serious business, the reception is all about having fun, with drinks flowing, food for everyone, and just a party atmosphere with plenty of dancing. After the customary “First Dance,” one of the main dances is where the bride and groom are pinned with money. If you plan on having a good time when attending a wedding reception, you will not come away disappointed. We always go to weddings prepared to have a good time and while some will celebrate into the early morning hours, these days, I usually throw in the towel long before the serious partying begins.

The Coin Ceremony (Arras).

Exactly 13 Arras, or coins, (in most cases, pesos) are presented to the altar by the coin sponsors. The Arras are then blessed for the groom to gift his bride as he promises the welfare of her and their future family. Traditionally, the promise was always made by the groom however, today’s couples are more mutually supportive than ever before. The coins are a symbol of their future children and the church becomes the witness of their vows of promise to care and love for each other. We still have our coins.

The 13 Coins (in our case, pesos!)

Catholic Veil Ceremony

Through the Catholic veil ceremony, two individuals are bonded and recognized as one. During the ceremony, the veil sponsors are called upon to drape one side of a white veil over the bride’s head and the other side over the groom’s shoulder as a symbol of unity. This also represents a wish for good health and protection during their life as husband and wife.

Catholic Cord Ceremony

Similar to The Veil Ceremony, the Yugal or infinity shaped cord is incorporated and symbolizes the couple’s bond and union. Sponsors place the Yugal on top of the veil as the couple receives their blessing.

Bride and Groom Attire

Traditional Filipino wedding dresses are quite unique, usually a two-piece dress with large butterfly sleeves made with fine quality fabrics, impeccable embroidery, and vibrant colors. Modern Filipino wedding dresses have evolved over time into the elegant white gowns you often see, but with a slight resemblance to the more traditional Filipiniana. Today, the majority of more contemporary Filipino brides choose white gowns with elaborate embroidery and smaller butterfly sleeves. Most Filipina brides do not purchase their wedding dress as in more western culture, but rather they will rent one.

The Groom sports the traditional Barong Tagalog, a traditional Filipino shirt that is expected to be worn by the male family members at formal events. Barongs are commonly lightweight, embroidered along the front in a U-shape pattern and often handmade. The Barong is casually worn un-tucked and over an undershirt.

Wedding Reception Traditions

Just like many other cultures, Filipino wedding receptions are fairly consistent in their dedication to celebrating the new Mr. and Mrs. It usually begins with the first dance, followed by the Father and Bride and the Mother and Groom dance. Then it’s on to feeding the guests before the other celebratory dances take place, including the money dance, and the receiving of gifts. Intertwined in the celebration will be emotional speeches by family and friends, more food, photo ops, and memories (followed by the traditional hangover, I know).

The Food

What is a Filipino wedding without Filipino food? The delicious ethnic food is a must on your wedding day. Although there is no set menu for Filipino weddings, selecting a Filipino caterer would be a treat for wedding guests. Lechon, Longanisa, Pancit Bihon, and Beef Caldereta are just a few options for a tasty dinner. And don’t forget the rice!

Filipino Money Dance

The Money Dance is also known as The Dollar Dance or The Apron Dance. No matter what you choose to call it, this tradition is a fun one that many cultures choose to include during their reception. The announcer or DJ will ask the men and women to line up in separate lines, grab a pin and wait their turn to dance with the bride and/or groom. Many times though, the money is pinned onto the bride (and sometimes the groom) while the bride and groom dance. The money received during the dances is perceived as a sign of good fortune, while also provides financial assistance to begin their journey as husband and wife.

Filipino Folk Dances

Depending on which part of the Philippines you might be attending a wedding, one aspect of rich Filipino heritage includes a unique collection of classic dances that pay tribute to Filipino history. It used to be common to include these traditional dance performances during dinner or at some point throughout the reception but seem to be losing some flavor with the more contemporary society. Some of the folk dances include the “Itik-Itik,” the “Sayaw sa Bangko” and the “Pantomina.”

If you ever have the opportunity to attend a traditional Filipino wedding, there will be no shortage of having fun with lots of memories of your own. And especially watch out for that hangover the next morning.

Oh, and that couple in the featured photo… that’s us (1986).

Our own Veil and Cord

CATurday

It’s CATURDAY and the cats are excited

that they are on STISHit.

Since, it is a special day for them they have a bit of favor

to ask from us/cat lovers who vacation this SUMMER.

Sneak us (cats) in your bags.

We can be fun or stay out of your way. . . . .

for we > CATS > need at least 16 hours a day for BeaUty Sleep.

I am a befunky plus subsriber and freely put my photo/art for anyone to use as they want. All the images are mine and all I ask is you give me pitterpatter at STISHit credit.

 

 

 

My Introduction Post… Better Late Than Never!

Let Me Introduce Myself  To Stishit.

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I found my Philippines paradise!
I always wanted to live on a tropical island. I’m not sure why but it could have all began while growing up watching the well-known American television series “Gilligan’s Island” which was a comedy about 7 people who took a small boat cruise out of California, becoming shipwrecked on a small deserted island in the Pacific. This show captured my imagination as a boy with all the beautiful beaches and the coconut trees, and the turquoise blue lagoons. It was every episode and re-run that Gilligan threw at me that drove my fascination with discovering and living in my own tropical paradise, wherever it may be. I knew early on that I needed to get one of those sailor caps that Gilligan wore.

 

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The cast of Gilligan’s Island (Gilligan in red)

After graduating high school, me and my best friend immediately migrated southward from Illinois until we found our first palm tree… it was in Orlando, Florida. After pitching a tent there (metaphorically speaking), it wasn’t long before I ventued out even further and found myself in Key West, where I discovered the famous “Cheeseburger in Paradise” culture of relaxation and peacefulness, all the while listening to the sounds of Jimmy Buffet. Ah, the life in “Margaritaville” and the tropics. I quickly learned however, that without money and some form of sustenance, I was destined to return home to reality – the now even more dreaded snow-belt of North-central Illinois, where I just knew I would live the rest of my life growing up living between a bean field and a corn-stalk. I needed a plan and it wasn’t long before I placed my bet…I would take my chances and join the U.S. Navy. At least I knew that is where I could start with the Gilligan hat!

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After returning home to Illinois, it wasn’t long until I was on the bus heading for Navy Boot Camp in Chicago. The Navy guaranteed me an assignment to “Weather Observing” school (Lakehurst N.J.) after boot camp and I was going to become an Aerographer! How prophetic this was, as I can remember during my late teen years, my father quite regularly accused me of walking around with my head in the clouds. And this was the result of my armed forces aptitude test??? Okay I thought, it was a good fit. Whether it was prophecy or irony, I was resigned to a career of watching the clouds AND getting paid to do it. It was more than a good fit, it was perfect! I can remember the strangest looks on my friends faces when I told them I was going to get paid for staring at the sky. And, it just kept getting better as my living-in-the-tropics destiny would have it – my first set of orders after graduating from “Weather” school took me to Guam, U.S.A., where “America’s Day Begins!” Not only was it lush and tropical, but It was also in the Domain of the Golden Dragon.

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Guam – My alternate paradise!

Nice beaches, coral reefs, coconut trees, and the Asian fiesta. Many, many fiestas! Did I mention the tropics? I figured life couldn’t get any better than that. Once I landed there (at the ripe old age of 19) I found myself working a great job in the the largest computer center in the Eastern Hemisphere at the Navy’s Fleet Weather Center, all the while getting paid to live in paradise. Eight of the next twelve years found me living, working, or visiting somewhere between the 180th meridian and the Indian Ocean, mostly under the tropical sun. It seemed to always follow me…from Guam to the Philippines, Singapore and Hong Kong, to Diego Garcia, and back to the Philippines, where I met my match… and my Filipina bride, in 1984.

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I spent over 20 years with the U.S. Navy (staring at the sky) and, after returning to the mainland, went to work for the National Weather Service for several years. When I retired from the business of Weather, I landed myself in the Real Estate community for the next 13 years. After spending nearly 30 years of our working life on the U.S. mainland, we decided on an early retirement and decided to liquidate our assets and move to the Philippines (where we ultimately setttled into our retirement home, on the island of Samar). This was not an arduous decision. As a matter of fact, once we gave ourselves the green light, it didn’t take me long to pack my complete wardrobe of shorts, t-shirts, and flip-flops and like a true sailor, I was ready to get underway on a moment’s notice. And… believe it or not, I still had my Gilligan hat!

After living in the Philippines for just over 4 years full-time, we decided to move to Guam in 2017. We now use our home in Samar as our “retreat” home and travel back and forth as we feel the need. These days we just enjoy life as we take living “One Day at a Time.”

For anyone who may be interested, I’ve been publishing a blog Retired in Samar since 2012 about much of our transition to and living in paradise experiences.  I also have a YouTube Channel, Retired in Samar and am always looking for new subscribers. And now, I can further share my “One Day at a Time” experience with the Stishit community!

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Calbayog City… It’s Where We Live

This is my first attempt at posting a video to Stishit. This is a YouTube video I did to show fellow expats, who either live in the Philippines or who may be planning on moving to the Philippines, a little bit about our chosen paradise. It is the place where we live… Calbayog City, on the Island of Samar.

 

I Have a Plan… and it definitely includes Stishit!

In All Fairness, I need a Harley Davidson. Only One!

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The one I want!
I’ve been working on my wife now for years, trying to meld her thought process with mine, laying the groundwork for the day I spring it upon her that it is time for me to buy a Harley Davidson. I’ve had a lifelong dream of owning three big-boy toys and have already accomplished two of them… a sailboat and a motor home. Now that I’m two-for-three, it’s about time to move on it. It’s time for the hat trick… the trifecta… the Harley! It’s almost every man’s (and some women’s) dream that has ever owned a motorcycle to one day own a Harley Davidson. It is that grassroots passion that many of us dream about. It’s about freedom and the self-expression that transcends all cultures. We are adventure-seeking individuals whom aspire to the values that Harley-Davidson stands for – independence, authenticity and the passion for being on the open road. Okay… I live on an island and open roads here don’t exist, but what the hell. I can still have one, can’t I?IMG_7525.JPG
Charlie’s Two ScootersThis morning as we were readying to leave parking lot, my neighbor Charlie was out walking his dog. Charlie was also stationed here on Guam at the same time I was back in the late ’70’s and has been here ever since. He owns TWO Harley’s and they are parked flanking his front door of his ground floor condo. Anyway, as he passed by our car he stopped to chat. He had just got back from visiting his relatives in Tennessee and was telling me how enjoyable it was to get out on the road and do some riding during the cool Spring mornings when the temperatures were in the mid 60’s. I said “Wait! You have a scooter (Harley) there in Tennessee?” and he replied “Yes.” With the sound of certain envy in my voice I affirmed with him “So you have THREE Harley Davidson motorcycles?” and he replied “Yes, consider me to be Harley poor!” We continued talking for another minute or so until his dog decided that we had enough conversation and it was time to go for his walk. As the dog pulled Charlie away from the car, I began backing out of our parking spot and as I rolled up the window I turned to my wife – “Did you hear that? Charlie has three Harley’s!” “THREE” I replied to myself as I looked at her. After a not-so-short pause she says “Yeah, okay three… he doesn’t have a wife either!”

She made a valid point and right then I knew I would do well enough to simply leave it alone. At least for another day! Charlie was no help… I guess I’ll be looking for a new plan of attack!

I’m new here-my first post

Hello everyone,

I come from Germany and live in a village between Mannheim and Karlsruhe. My interest is in technology and it. Recently also crypto and Co. An interface to the world, I have, no matter where I am, always with it and mostly even several times.

In my spare time I do a lot of cycling through the area or spend a few days at a lake. I can scoop my head free. Often I now also make pictures which I post. I am currently trying to capture my interesting tracks with an action cam. Is unfortunately not so easy! Poor lighting conditions or strong jolt, make a lot of things impossible!

Sunrise at the Erlichsee by @jeenger

 

A seven minute video I have loaded the days on YouTube.

If you want to know more, check out my Blog at Steemit. There I have published some bike tours in my area.

I look forward to our exchange of information.

Everything happens for a reason

Everything happens for a reason, so you learn. With every change, you gain experience; you learn how to let go. You learn how to appreciate beauties in this world. Things happen to make you improved, a better version of yourself. Sometimes, something happen to protect you from evil.

I agree to this statement by Marilyn Monroe who says:

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” 

Jund (Prosopis cineraria): Its propagation and uses


Jund (ProsopIs cineraria) can only be propagated by seed). Its directly be sown through seed or this is raised in nursery in polythene tubes which is sown as under.

First of all its seed is soaked and then planted in polythene tubes and after five days it started emerging. When it gains the above mentioned height it is able to transplant at a required place.

As shown in the picture, it can be grown in the dessert, there fore it is called the king of dessert plant.

  1. It has many benefits which were elaborated as under:
  2. Its propagation method is easily and have suitable/ good germination percentage.
  3. It can be sown directly through seed at the required place.
  4. It can easily be sown in polythene tubes and after attaining the desired / suitable height then can be transplanted at the field at the required place.
  5. Its a highly drought tolerant tree specie.
  6. It did not disturb the field crops, because its roots go deeper in the soil and extract their nutrients from the deep soil layers in stead of upper layer of soil, there fore the field crops extract their nutrients and water from the upper layer of the soil.
  7. As shown in the above (last) mentioned picture it can easily be with stands in the sand dunes of sandy dessert of thal, cholistan and thar desserts. Its presence at such places is the gift of God for man kind and livestock.
  8. It provides shelter and fooder for livestock.
  9. Its leaves and pods are high in crude protein percentage therefore is a good source of protein for livestock.

Let’s play before we sleep

A pilot was told to transfer mad people from Nigeria to U.S.A. He agreed and carried them in his plane. Every place was so noisy. Later one of the mad men approached the pilot and said to him “please can you teach me how to fly the aeroplane? The pilot replied, I will teach you how to fly if you will tell your friends to stop making noise. The mad man went in, after some minutes, every where was silent as if an angel entered the plane. After some minutes the mad man came back and told him that everywhere was cool now. The pilot became happy and asked WHAT DID YOU DO TO THEM THAT MADE THEM TO KEEP CALM. The mad man replied, I opened the door for them to go and play outside.
The pilot fainted. How was your day?

The Steemit Defence League is stopping the top trolls fake ‘abuse reporters’ and I have decided to help them!

There are more and more victims targeted by these fake ‘abusers reporters’ listed on the Steemit Defence League webpage: Steemit Defence League https://justpaste.it/1jpbl See the screencopy below.

These silly ‘abuse reporters’ report ‘spammers’ but they spam permanently.
These silly ‘abuse reporters’ report self-upvoters but they self upvote all their own votes & comments.
These silly ‘abuse reporters’ report members posting ‘short comments’ but they made themselves short comments.
These silly ‘abuse reporters’ harass innocent members permanently for unjustified & stupid reasons.
These silly ‘abuse reporters’ use bots to collect ‘bad’ members but because themselves are acting like abusers, their own bots report themselves as abusers! So funny, stupid and ridiculous they are!
etc…

These silly ‘abusers reporters’ report abusers but their acts show they are the top Steemit abusers.

 

Since they are flagged and reported by the Steemit Defence League they cry like bad little boys, posting pictures of them crying on the floor! They wanted the war, they have the war. So, stop crying bad boys! You deserve a punishment for being bad:

 

More seriously, I have decided to give my account to the Steemit Defence League to help them fighting these abusers.

Good luck to honest members with these f***g abusers harassers!

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Eucalyptus camaldulensis; A Fast Growing Tree Specie


Its botanical name is Euclyptus camaldulensis . It is a fast growing specie. It must be grown in water logged soils. It evaporates much of the under ground water.
It has many benefits, which i will elaborate one by one as follows:

  1. It is a fast growing plant specie which is able to provide early income to farmer.
  2. Its propagation is easy and only from seed.
  3. Its seed is sown in polythene tubes then then seedling is shifted where ever needed.
  4. It can be grown as a shelter belt to save crops and fruits from wind storms.
  5. It saves the soil from wind erosion.
  6. It can be grown in water logged soil because it removes excessive from the soil and water logged conditions of the soil removed.
  7. It can be grown as a thick plantation as a thick forest.
  8. Its wood has many uses.
  9. Its wood is used in making crates/boxes for fruit packing and fruit remains safe under these crates or wooden boxes made by the Eucalyptus camaldulensis  wood.
  10. It provides early earning to the farmer because it is a fast growing specie.
  11. Its environment friendly  and mitigate the climate change effect of global warming and it reduces the carbon dioxide concentration as it is used in photosynthesis.
  12. It can be gtown near road sides.
  13. It can be grown near railway lines sides.
  14. It saves road and railway lines sides from shifting of sand dunes when these roads and railway lines passes through sandy desserts, there fore its plantation  is most use full.

I have a dream, small one

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Image designed by me using free photo on Canva.comDoes anyone here know what are these flowers below? It’s really popular in Vietnam, especially in summer time (a.k.a graduational season, because it’s time everyone finish their study or graduate from schools ). Not very sure sure how do people call it in English, but in Vietnamese we call “Phuong” flower. There is even a city which is named by this flowers, because it is planted all over that city. Summer time is usually hot, but the red color from those flowers make the summer even hotter.

 

Image SourceSurprisingly, since I moved to this city in the Middle East, I have seen it too, YES, I can’t even imagine. I’m surprised, I’m shocked when the first time I was riding in a metro and saw it in every meters in the city. It has been made me homesick everytime when summer comes. Red, and beautiful.

When I was somewhere in secondary school, I loved, I mean I was SO passionate about drawing. I draw anime’s characters, cartoons, pokemons, super heroes da da da almost everything. My brother and my dad they were good at drawing too, even their handwriting look amazing. And me, well, like father, like son. HAHA

So, I drew when I was in class, I drew for a girl that I liked, I drew when I was doing homework…I loved it so much. I even dreamt of becoming a architecture or industrial designer when I was in those silly years.


Eventually, one day a teacher called my parents and said I didn’t study well, my marks were terrible, I drew too much in class and I need to stop. They got so angry, shouting. I was scared and weak and not able to defend to what I love. And my dream was burnt into ashes from that day.

Few days back I saw @shortcut and his amazing post about sketching, click to that link and you will see my comment at the bottom. And he said that he exercises to sketch everyday? I got a weird feelings in my mind: sketching, drawing, art, dream…

Then I got to know a contest, that I can feel free to use anything to create a clipart about a basket of flowers. I don’t know, I didn’t think. I gave it a shot. There you go, my first exhibition online:

DQmWy5KmNTS7Hg5XFLzV5C3H1Ex8B27vXJbgRBB4WwK2ag3_1680x8400.pngYou know, what you don’t see behind this silly sketching, I’ve done it for the first time since ages. I felt accomplished, I feel something more, I want to do it again. I lit my dream a little bit, again after I don’t know how long it was.
But I guess art doesn’t relate to age. It was a good start, and probably, it’s a good time to start another tiny dream from the scratch again.

The Dive – an original short story

Jason and Will were good friends who had met at the scuba club at the university both were attending.  Both loved scuba diving and the open water.  As friends they were close, and they did things together regularly, like working out at the gym, or grabbing a bite to eat at lunchtime on campus.   They had gone on all types of dives with the scuba club, including a few underwater cave traverses, which were well planned and led by experienced cave divers.  Jason didn’t particularly care for cave diving, as it was very dangerous, and in his opinion, the sights to be seen in an underwater cave are, to put it mildly, boring.

Jason had also met his girlfriend Sally in the scuba club, which was great because they had diving as a shared hobby.  They’d gone on a Bahamas diving vacation together already.  As a single dad of a 7 year old daughter, Jason was glad to have found her, as she was very loving toward his child, Laura.  She was providing something important to Laura – the presence of a female in her life again.

Jason and Will planned a diving trip to a spring in Florida, north of where they were attending school.  Sally had stayed at his apartment to take care of Laura, and she also had some work to do on a paper for a class.  When they left that morning to drive to the dive spot, both were in high spirits, and anxious to get to the spring and hit the water.  But first, they had to stop at a dive shop near the spring to rent the air tanks they’d use that day.  One tank apiece was enough, since they wouldn’t be diving deeper than about thirty feet.

Will was a much more experienced diver than Jason.  Will had been in the Navy and had a certificate proving that he was a “Son of Neptune”, after having crossed the equator for the first time as a sailor.  In a sailing tradition still current today, a ceremonial subpoena is issued to the sailor whereby he may potentially be questioned by King Neptune himself.  The certificate is awarded at the conclusion of the ceremony.  He had also grown up on a Hawaiian island, and learned to scuba dive at a very young age.  Jason had received his scuba diving certification just two years earlier.  Both were up on the rules of diving and safety measures that were to always be obeyed.

After they had stopped at the dive shop on the way for the scuba tank rentals, they went to a section of the park in which one part of the spring was located.  There were lots of people there swimming, and the two divers submerged into relatively shallow water, no more than twenty feet deep.  That site got boring quickly, and with the kids swimming there above, it wasn’t much fun.  Will and Jason surfaced and talked about going to the part of the spring where the cave was.  Jason was hesitant because of the cave in that spot, and they each had only a little more than a half tank of air left.  The two made a pact that they’d go over and dive at the spot, but they would not go into the cave.

Will had an underwater light, and just as he had it with him at the previous spot, he took it at the new spot as well.  While floating with their inflated BC vests before submerging, the two once again agreed that they would do no more with the cave than to just look around the entrance, but that absolutely neither would enter the cave.  Will released the air from his vest a second before Jason did, and by the time Jason was able to fully submerge, he could see Will bee-lining it to the cave as though he was drawn to it; either acting in defiance of what the two had discussed, or as an unavoidable destiny he could not escape.  Jason, perplexed by what he was seeing, grabbed his dive knife and started to bang it against his air tank to get Will’s attention… to get him to stop… but he just kept right on going, right into the cave.  Jason was confused and scared for Will’s safety, and he knew that with the light inside the cave, Will would get lost when the silt from the floor of the cave got stirred up.  Will knew about the silt too.  Anyone who had ever been on a cave dive knew.  Jason immediately surfaced, because he knew that there had been some other divers there, and if he could get a rope from someone, he could affix it to himself, and to an anchor point outside the cave, and go in after Will.  Going in without a rope would be suicide.  But no one had a rope.  He asked if anyone had a spare tank of air, but no one did.  He asked for someone to call 911 to get rescue divers out and someone said they were calling.  Jason went back down and stayed by the cave entrance, trying to show Will the way out, if possible.  But as his own air was now at a level where he had to surface, he braced for the worst.  When the rescue divers arrived, it didn’t take them long to find Will, drowned.

As Jason watched the rescue divers pull his friend’s lifeless body from the spring, he couldn’t believe how such a great day had turned so tragic in a split-second decision to ignore the agreement both had made to each other to protect themselves from entering a cave neither of them would have normally entered, considering the factors involved.  Jason will forever ask himself the question, why did Will do it?  And he will never know the answer.  The rescue divers told Jason that if he’d have gone into the cave after Will, they would have pulled two bodies out.

What do you think?  Was there something that Jason could have done to save Will’s life that he didn’t think of doing , or try to do?  Do you think he should have entered the cave in an attempt to rescue his friend?  Let me know what you think.

Kikar (Acacia nilotica) Plantation on sailaba land near river bank


Kikar (Acacia nilotica) plant has the ability to with stand under flooded area . In these areas these tree plantation helps to reduce soil erosion by water (water erosion). This tree specie can survive in water for several days and weeks.

This picture shows the situation of Acacia nilotica (kikar) plantation after the flood passed away. As i mentioned this tree can with stand in flood also. If we plant it near river banks, it has many benefits for that area, which were as follows;

  1. It reduces river expansion due to river flow but this tree saves the banks of river beds.
  2. It saves the degraded land.
  3. It saves the soil from degradation by floods and water flow.
  4. It reduces the water erosion.
  5. It provides fodder to livestock during floods, because at that time there is no range grasses and no fodder for cut and carry due to submerged under water due to flood.
  6. Its twigs can be used as a fuel wood.
  7. Its pods are also high source of protein for livestock.
  8. Acacia nilotica provides good earning to the owner/farmer.
  9. Its wood has high rates.
  10. It can be sold out easily due to its good market.
  11. It can be propagated easily.
  12. Its environment friendly.
  13. It can be used as a mitigation tool for climate change because climate change is a world burning issue. In the next blog i will write and mention its other benefits and uses.

Boy Scouts Handing Out Condoms at Jamboree

Source: bigleaguepolitics.com

The World Organization of Scouting Movement handbook requires the host to ensure that condoms are readily and easily accessible for all participants. The handbook has allowances for the consumption of alcohol in confined areas during the Jamboree.

Recently the Boy Scouts have made changes to their rules on accepting only boys, it is now open to girls. Along with the change, they are renaming the organization to ‘Scouts BSA’.
Since that change, the group has lost over a half a million members.

The 2019 Jamboree is set to take place from July 21 through August 1, they advertise it as a 12 day hiking and outdoor adventure.

What motivates you in life?

I think you can be motivated in life (i) when you are afraid, or (ii) when you are in love. These are the two important forces that compel you to do, to take action.

When we are afraid, for example, of failure, we use all our energies to be successful, to achieve our aims and goals. When we are in love, we make efforts to do everything for our loved ones. We are excited about everything, and chase our dreams with motivation. We can truly love others only when we love ourselves, and to love ourselves, we need to be happy first. A depressed person does not love his/ her life, so they cannot love others; they are in extreme despair. In this world, no body is perfect, and we have to love ourselves and all our incompleteness.

I like this statement by John Lennon about fear and love and how it affects life.

“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”

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Love is important!

Life would be very difficult if there is no love in it. Humans are called social animals, and the reason is that every human being needs another human being; One cannot live alone. If one does, it will make them depressed. It has also been shown in research that loneliness can lead to major depression and even suicide.

Life is difficult, and to deal with day to day hassels, one needs emotional support from their loved ones. If you have your loved one near you, you will feel secure, and only then you will be successful.

As Louise Erdrich rightly said…

 

“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”

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