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Test of Friendship

TWO men were traveling together, when a ferocious bear suddenly met them on their path. One of them climbed up quickly into a tree and concealed himself in the branches. The other, seeing that he must be attacked, fell flat on the ground. When the bear came up and felt him with his snout, and smelt him all over, he held his breath, and feigned the appearance of death as much as he could.

The bear soon left him, for it is said the animal won’t touch a dead body. When he was quite gone, the other man descended from the tree, and jocularly inquired of his friend what it was the bear had whispered in his ear.

“He gave me this advice,” his companion replied. “Never travel with a friend who deserts you at the approach of danger.”

As I read the story above, I was reminded of the song, ‘You’ve Got a Friend” by Carole King. If you have forgotten it, here’s the first stanza of the song:
“When you’re down and troubled and you need some loving care and nothing, nothing is going right. Close your eyes and think of me and soon I will be there to brighten up even your darkest night.”

The third stanza goes something like this: “If the sky above you grows dark and full of clouds, and that old north wind begins to blow. Keep your head together and call my name out loud, soon you’ll hear me knocking at your door.”

The chorus says: “You just call out my name, and you know wherever I am I’ll come running to see you again.”

What an assurance! “There is nothing on this earth to be more prized than true friendship,” said Saint Thomas Aquinas.

Nobel Peace prize winner Woodrow Wilson added, “Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.”

Each person in this world needs a friend or two. The Bible tells us so: “Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe unto him that is alone when he falls; for he hath not another to help him up”
(Ecclesiastes 4:9-10).

The 1828 Noah Webster dictionary defines a friend as “one who is attached to another by affection; one who entertains for another sentiment of esteem, respect and affection, which lead him to desire his company and to seek to promote his happiness and prosperity.”

“A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere,” said Ralph Waldo Emerson. “One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives,” added Euripides.

Thomas Fuller agreed: “A good friend is my nearest relation.” Robert Louis Stevenson subscribed: “A friend is a present you give yourself.”

According to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, friends are one of the reasons why life is worth living for: “The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers, and cities; but to know someone here and there who think and feels with us, and who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth an inhabited garden.”

One of the most quoted statements I have in my notes is this: “A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.” That’s what a real friend is all about.

Those who have friends are twice blessed, indeed. Zig Ziglar, in his book, ‘Something to Smile About,’ wrote: “I agree with the statement that if, at the end of life, we can count at least two people who are true friends willing to do anything for us at the drop of a hat, who stand ready when we are hurting or need help, we are indeed fortunate. We can talk with friends about every facet of life — our joys, trials, triumphs, tragedies, hopes, wants, and needs.”

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My BirthStone

January Birthstones
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) and Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb.18)

There are twelve different stones listed as birthstones for the calendar month of January, or as Sun/Star, Planetary, or Talismanic stones for the Zodiac sign of Capricorn or Aquarius. Because these two Zodiac signs span part of January and February, both are listed in this table. Birthstones for the calendar month of January are garnet and emerald. The Zodiac signs of Capricorn and Aquarius include ten stones: ruby, agate, garnet, lapis lazuli, onyx, amethyst, jasper, moss agate, opal, sugilite, and turquoise.

February Birthstones
Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb.18) and Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)

There are thirteen different stones listed as birthstones for the calendar month of February, or as Sun/Star, Planetary, or Talismanic stones for the Zodiac sign of Aquarius or Pisces. Because these two Zodiac signs span part of February and March, both are listed in this table.Birthstones for the calendar month of February are amethyst and bloodstone.The Zodiac signs of Aquarius and Pisces include thirteen stones: amethyst, garnet, moss agate, opal, sugilite, turquoise, jasper, aquamarine, bloodstone, jade, rock crystal, sapphire and ruby.

March Birthstones
Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20) and Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 20)

There are ten different stones listed as birthstones for the calendar month of March, or as Sun/Star, Planetary, or Talismanic stones for the Zodiac sign of Pisces or Aries. Because these two Zodiac signs span part of March, both are listed in this table.Birthstones for the calendar month of March are aquamarine, bloodstone, jade, jasper, and opal.The Zodiac signs of Pisces and Aries include five additional stones: amethyst, sapphire, ruby, diamond, and topaz.

April Birthstones
Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 20) and Taurus (Apr. 21-May 21)

There are twelve different stones listed as birthstones for the calendar month of April, or as Sun/Star, Planetary, or Talismanic stones for the Zodiac sign of Aries or Taurus. Because these two Zodiac signs span part of April, both are listed in this table.Birthstones for the calendar month of April are diamond, opal, and sapphire.The Zodiac signs of Aries and Taurus include nine additional stones: bloodstone, topaz, jasper, coral, amber, turquoise, emerald, aventurine, and garnet.

May Birthstones
Taurus (Apr. 21-May 21) and Gemini (May 22-Jun. 21)

There are 15 different stones listed as birthstones for the calendar month of May, or as Sun/Star, Planetary, or Talismanic stones for the Zodiac sign of Taurus or Gemini. Because these two Zodiac signs span part of May, both are listed in this table.Birthstones for the calendar month of May are emerald, sapphire, agate, and carnelian.The Zodiac signs of Taurus and Gemini include 11 additional stones: coral, turquoise, aventurine, garnet, amber, rose quartz, tiger’s eye, chrysoprase, citrine, white sapphire, and pearl.

June Birthstones
Gemini (May 22-Jun. 21) and Cancer (Jun. 22-Jul. 22)

There are 12 different stones listed as birthstones for the calendar month of June, or as Sun/Star, Planetary, or Talismanic stones for the Zodiac sign of Gemini or Cancer. Because these two Zodiac signs span part of June, both are listed in this table.Birthstones for the calendar month of June are pearl, moonstone, alexandrite, agate, chalcedony, and emerald.The Zodiac signs of Gemini and Cancer include six additional stones: chrysoprase, tiger’s eye, white sapphire, ruby, sapphire, and citrine.

July Birthstones
Cancer (Jun. 22-Jul. 22) and Leo (Jul. 23-Aug. 23)

There are ten different stones listed as birthstones for the calendar month of July, or as Sun/Star, Planetary, or Talismanic stones for the Zodiac sign of Cancer or Leo. Because these two Zodiac signs span part of July, both are listed in this table.Birthstones for the calendar month of July are ruby, sapphire, onyx, sardonyx, and carnelian.The Zodiac signs of Cancer and Leo include five additional stones: emerald, moonstone, pearl, diamond, and tourmaline.

August Birthstones
Sun/Star, Planetary and Talismanic Stones for:
Leo (Jul. 23-Aug. 23) and Virgo (Aug. 24-Sep.22)

There are 13 different stones listed as birthstones for the calendar month of August, or as Sun/Star, Planetary, or Talismanic stones for the Zodiac sign of Leo or Virgo. Because these two Zodiac signs span part of August, both are listed in this table.Birthstones for the calendar month of August are peridot, sardonyx, diamond, sapphire, ruby, alexandrite, and carnelian.The Zodiac signs of Leo and Virgo include six additional stones: tourmaline, onyx, citrine, zircon, jade, and jasper.

September Birthstones
Virgo (Aug. 24-Sep.22) and Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 23)

There are 12 different stones listed as birthstones for the calendar month of September, or as Sun/Star, Planetary, or Talismanic stones for the Zodiac sign of Virgo or Libra. Because these two Zodiac signs span part of August, both are listed in this table.Birthstones for the calendar month of September are sapphire, agate, moonstone, zircon, peridot (chrysolite), and sardonyx.The Zodiac signs of Virgo and Libra include six additional stones:citrine, carnelian, jade, jasper, opal, and lapis lazuli.

October Birthstones
Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 23) and Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)

There are fourteen different stones listed as birthstones for the calendar month of October, or as Sun/Star, Planetary, or Talismanic stones for the Zodiac sign of Libra or Scorpio. Because these two Zodiac signs span part of October, both are listed in this table.Birthstones for the calendar month of October are opal, tourmaline, jasper, aquamarine, coral, and beryl.The Zodiac signs of Libra and Scorpio include eight additional stones: peridot, sapphire, lapis, agate, topaz, garnet, ruby, and amethyst.

November Birthstones
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) and Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21)

There are eleven different stones listed as birthstones for the calendar month of November, or as Sun/Star, Planetary, or Talismanic stones for the Zodiac sign of Scorpio or Sagittarius. Because these two Zodiac signs span part of November, both are listed in this table.Birthstones for the calendar month of November are topaz, citrine, pearl, and chrysoprase.The Zodiac signs of Scorpio and Sagittarius include seven additional stones: beryl, aquamarine, garnet, ruby, amethyst, sapphire, and turquoise.

December Birthstones
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) and Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20)

There are thirteen different stones listed as birthstones for the calendar month of December, or as Sun/Star, Planetary, or Talismanic stones for the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius or Capricorn. Because these two Zodiac signs span part of December, both are listed in this table.Birthstones for the calendar month of December are turquoise, blue topaz, tanzanite, zircon, lapis, onyx, ruby, and chrysoprase.The Zodiac signs of Sagittarius and Capricorn include five additional stones: agate, garnet, amethyst, sapphire, and beryl.

I Love and I Hate

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The best durian and the Cattleyas. All from the pride of Philippines.

Unlike seeds of other flowering plants, orchid seeds are so minute consisting of an embryo with little or no stored food. Orchid seeds are produced literally by the thousands or even millions (Cattleya labiata) but only a few develop into mature plants. Life of orchid seed is very critical during early stages of germination. Unless a symbiotic relationship with a beneficial fungus is established, orchid seed will die. The fungal aid or mycorrhiza is a mass of fungus hyphae, usually of species Rhizoctonia. During germination, mycorrhiza infects the basal end of the seed and releases an enzyme which converts starch, an energy of germination and enhances further its development. Orchids are limited to the environment with suitable fungus, where sugar and amino-nitrogen compounds are readily available for seed germination.

Durian is a fruit which is well liked in Southeast Asian countries, but westerners usually do not want to try it because it has a pungent smell that is difficult to describe. Some people compare the penetrating odor of durian to cheeses like limburger. Airlines and hotels in Southeast Asia do not allow clientele to enter them with durian in their possession. Durian has a very thick and thorny husk, which usually is opened with a machete or large knife. The color of the skin is yellowish green. Inside there usually are large sections [phuu] that are pale yellow in color and covered with a thin membrane undetectable to the tongue. At the center of each section is a large, brown seed that is discarded. The flesh is like a thick, rich, mildly sweet custard or soft cheese like brie. The durian is roughly the size of a soccer ball. The very best durians are, per kilogram, the most expensive of all fruits during a normal harvest year. It is often eaten with sticky rice and coconut cream or used to flavor ice cream.

Durian

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The durian is native to Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei. There is some debate as to whether the durian is native to the Philippines, or has been introduced. The durian is grown in areas with a similar climate; it is strictly tropical and stops growing when mean daily temperatures drop below 22 °C (71 °F). In the Philippines, the center of durian production is the Davao Region. The Kadayawan festival is an annual celebration featuring the durian in Davao City.

It doesn’t mean if I hate the fruit its means I hate it totally. I just! I don’t like durian especially when it is going to be eat fresh! (“maybe because of its smell”) I prefer ice cream flavored Durian or candies. 😉

Orchids

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Cattleyas are among the most commonly grown orchids, and their culture is often used as the basis for comparison with other types of orchids.

The flowers in cattleya and their related hybrids come in many colors. Culture varies only slightly among most of these groups; this cultural information is a general guide to “standard cattleya” culture.

Like most other cultivated orchids, cattleyas are epiphytes, or air plants. Because they are epiphytic, they have developed water-storage organs, called pseudobulbs, and have large, fleshy roots covered with a spongy, water-retentive velamen. They are accustomed to being dry at the roots between waterings, and therefore should be potted in a very porous, free draining medium.

I loved flowers particularly orchids!

Pretty in Pink?

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The meaning of pink roses is joy and happiness.

The rose, as the archetypal flower has endured in its beauty and significance for hundreds of years. What is it about a rose, irrespective of color and size that makes it so special, so touching? In addition to its beauty, the rose is perhaps the only flower that has so many diverse meanings. The meaning of a pink rose is as beautiful and as graceful as the delicate blossom.

Pink is not just for girls, and it is not just a pretty color. Pink roses have deep significance when it comes to affections given and received. The most widely accepted interpretation of pink roses is grace and gentility. An admiration for beauty, refinement and enduring grace is what the pink rose connotes. The receiver of the pink rose can rest assured that he or she is admired for possessing a certain respectability and decorum not commonly found in others.

The meaning of pink roses, as expressed by their lovely color is happiness and joy. Being themselves a joy to behold, pink roses express fun and happiness. The pink rose denotes that the receiver is a pleasure to behold, a pleasure to have in company. Thus, it is an indication of deep joy. They indicate happiness or pride, a heart-felt appreciation.

The pink rose, because of its happy connotation is very popular in bouquets that decorate the bridal bower. Symbolic of joy, pride and deep affection, they make wonderful tokens while celebrating birthdays, anniversaries or significant achievements. Its visual appeal and delicate appearance gives off a sense of harmony and warmth. Like the becoming blush on a bride’s face, the pink rose expresses happiness and enthusiasm.Where there are no overtones of love, pink rose seeks to communicate gratitude – a very beautiful and touching way to say a simple “Thank you”! The pink rose when used to express gratitude, appreciation and recognition is a source of joy and delight.

The pink rose, though beautiful to behold and wonderful to receive also has its share of unfavorable overtones. This negative meaning of the pink rose found it’s beginning in the ancient Roman Mythology. Apollo turned Rhoanthe into a pink rose when she unfairly tried to become the protectress of women. In this scheme of events, pink roses depict pain, long standing suffering and death.

But the pink rose is generally looked upon as the flower of sweet thoughts and gentle emotions. It indicates an affection that may turn into deeper love. Innocent love that has not yet blossomed into passion, a deep affection that has not yet reached its pinnacle is what the pink rose expresses.

Pink roses please all our senses. They look beautiful, smell great and have a depth of meaning in their gentle blooms. The next time you need to express joy, affection, pride, gratitude, a gentle romance or even good luck, use a pink rose. This glorious flower in its beauty and delicate shade expresses innocence, and a simple joy in that innocence. As opposed to red roses that speak of deep passion, the pink roses are a gentle reminder of affections not yet awakened, the gentle beginning of a wonderful relationship.

Tip #2 – The History of Snoopy

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Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang History
Charles Schulz (1922 – 2000)
Creator of Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang

# The first Peanuts strip appeared in October 1950.

# For nearly 50 years Charles Schulz drew each installment himself. Most comic strip writers delegate much of the work to assistants.

# Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and others may have lived in a state of perpetual childhood but their struggles and their angst were recognizable to adults all over the world, who posted Peanuts cartoons in offices and homes as short parables of modern life.

# It is estimated the strip had 350 million daily readers.

Now they will have to be content with reprints.

# Charles Schulz was diagnosed as suffering colon cancer last November and shortly afterwards announced that he would be putting away his pen to concentrate on his health.

# Under the terms of Mr Schulz’s contract no other artist can take on the strip after his death.

# Peanuts now appears in more than 2,600 newspapers around the world and in 21 languages generating an annual global revenue of more than $1 billion.

And although the world has changed a lot since its first publication, Peanuts has remained a constant.

# Charlie Brown, the great American loser, typically responds to the trials life sends him with a despondent “good grief”.

His canine pal Snoopy takes regular flights of fancy to the skies of World War I to fight the Red Baron.

# He brought us laughter…In 1950, Charles “Sparky” Schulz launched his comic strip creation, Peanuts, with a modest list of seven newspapers. It became one of the most successful cartoon features of all time, appearing in more than 2000 newspapers. Its characters, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, Pig Pen, and of course, Snoopy are international superstars. Schulz won countless awards including the Reuben as the best cartoonist of the year in 1955 and 1964, as well as a number of Emmys for his Peanuts television specials. In spite of all the financial success and critical acclaim he received, Charles Schulz remained a modest man, proud of the fact that he wrote, drew, inked and lettered his beloved creation and that Peanuts will never be produced by other hands.

Pure White

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The meaning of white roses is purity and virtue

Ah! The beautiful rose – enthralling and bewitching in its simple elegance. Every rose has its own personal message to convey, hidden in its color and its size. Not every rose for every person, or for every occasion. It would be nice to ensure that you are communicating the right message to that special person. What then could be the meaning of white roses?

The meaning of shimmering white roses is not very hard to decipher if you go by their appearance. The color white has always been synonymous with purity and virtue. And so, sincerity, purity, and chastity are some of the obvious meanings of a white rose. When you need to convince that your affections are straight from the heart and are as pure as virgin snow, use a white rose. But there are more hidden meanings in a white rose than meets the eye.

White has ever been a symbol of innocence, of a world unspoiled and untarnished. The meaning of a bunch of glowing white roses is innocence and spiritual love. The white rose glorifies a love that is unaware of the temptations of the flesh and resides only in the soul. As opposed to the red rose that speaks of passionate promises, the meaning of a white rose is in its simplicity and pristine purity.Sometimes called “the flower of light”, one of the meanings of white roses is everlasting love – love stronger than death, an eternal love, undying and all sustaining. White rose speaks of a love that is sustained more by loyalty, reverence and humility than by red-blooded passion. So, in its capacity to worship someone till death, the meaning of a white rose is unchanging loyalty that endures beyond all else.

The white bouquet has been a tradition since Queen Victoria’s wedding in l840. It was in this romantic era that gentlemen started sending flowers to their lady friends to denote special meanings. The white rose is the queen of the bridal bouquet. Here, the meaning of a white rose is something different altogether. A virgin carrying the white roses seeks to assure her loved one of her purity and innocence. Untarnished and untainted – the white rose is the bride on her wedding day. In the “language of the flowers” the meaning of white roses is “I am worthy of you”. The meaning of the white rose will not be lost on a groom when he sees his bride’s eyes filled with unchanging love and loyalty, a promise to stand by him through all.

A white rosebud seeks to convey a different shade of meaning. It speaks of youthful ignorance, and innocence. “I am too young to be loved”, the white rosebud proudly proclaims to the world. Girlhood, immature in the ways of the world, an age that is as pure and fresh as spring is what the white rosebud denotes. Beauty, youth and a heart innocent of love are some of the meanings of a white rose bud.

The meaning of white roses is not only in their full blooms. A withered or fading white rose is also clamoring to be heard. Fleeting beauty or “you made no impression” – as cruel as that may sound. When you need to keep away from the ardent sighs of an unwelcome admirer, perhaps it is wise to present a bunch of fading white roses.

The most famous meanings of the white rose arise from mythology. Many of these surround Aphrodite (Venus) as Goddess of love. She sprang forth into life from the foaming sea, and where the foam fell to the ground, white roses grew. This and later myths about Aphrodite display the dual nature of love: purity and innocence represented by white roses; desire and sexual gratification by red ones. In one story she runs to help her wounded lover Adonis and catches her flesh on the thorns of the white rose bush. Her blood falling on the bush turns the roses red, symbolizing the way innocence and purity change to experience and motherhood.