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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Eureka!

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If you’re reading my Tumblogs then you’d know that I’ve run out of ideas on what to blog about. Funny, just after I posted a short ‘thought’ on Tumblr I got an ‘Eureka moment’.

Anyway last week, one of the Mauritian bloggers wrote a beautiful article about God and Science.

I’ve always been curious about why we’re here, what’s the purpose of our existence on Earth. The said blogger, Bruno, discussed, in other words, the coexistence of Science and religion. Can Science obliterate our religious beliefs by producing ‘facts’ – facts we cannot just push aside?

Well, last Monday, I visited the Logos Hope Boat which was anchored for a while in the Vincy port. The books on sale were of Christian/Educational/Children genres. I was so disappointed since I gathered that I’d find the works of James Patterson, John Grisham, Jeffrey Deaver, Martina Cole and alike authors. However I did manage to find some interesting books and I finally purchased four! One book particularly caught my interest and I’ve decided to share it a few snippets with you lot.

HOW DID THE EARTH BEGIN?

Around 4.6 million years ago, neither the Earth nor any of the other planets existed. There was just this vast, dark, very hot cloud of gas and dust swirling around the newly formed sun. Gradually, the cloud cooled and the gas began to condense into billions of droplets. Slowly these droplets were pulled together into clumps by their own gravity – and they carried on clumping until all the planets, including the Earth, were formed. But it took another half a billion years before the Earth had cooled enough to form a solid crust with an atmosphere around it.


HOW BIG IS THE EARTH?

Satellite measurements show it is 24,901 miles (40,075 km) around the equator and 7,297 miles (12,577 km) across. The diameter at the Poles is slightly less, by 26.7 miles (43 km).


HOW OLD IS THE EARTH?

The Earth is about 4.6 billion years old. The oldest rock is about 3.8 billion years old. Scientists have also dated meteorites that have fallen form space, and must have formed at the same time as the Earth.


WHAT IS THE EARTH MADE OF?

The Earth has a core of iron and nickel, and a rocky crust made mostly of oxygen and silicon. In between is the soft, hot mantle of metal silicates, sulphides, and oxides.

WHAT SHAPE IS THE EARTH?

The Earth is not quite a perfect sphere. Because it spins faster at the equator than at the Poles, the Earth bulges at the equator. Scientists describe Earth’s shape as “geoid”, which simply means Earth-shaped!

WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT EARTH?

The Earth is the only planet with temperatures at which liquid can exist on the surface and is the only planet with an atmosphere containing oxygen. Water and oxygen are both needed for life.

WHY DOES THE EARTH SPIN?

Earth spins because there is nothing to stop it spinning. The Sun’s gravity keeps it in orbit.

It was published in 2006 so I don’t know how accurate these aforementioned facts are.

Post any update in the comment section!

Thank you.





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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sex Education

6 Opinion(s)

Found an interesting site where you can create your own comic strip...

I present to you my 2nd strip! :) It's about a mum-and-daughter conversation about babies...









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Friday, August 7, 2009

Tumblr

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Not working?! No kids? Too much time on your hands? Don't know what to do?

Let's tumbleeeee-rrr! And sign up on virtually every other social network sites you can!

Well that's my new occupation.

My internet addiction keeps growing thanks to Twitter, Facebook, Blogger, Tumblr, MyBlogLog, BlogCatalog, Thoughts, OpenDiary etc.

Everyday I 'discover' a new site and sign up! When Twitter went down I felt like I was robbed! I get super-irritated when Facebook runs slow. If someone calls me while I'm writing a post, I flare up with exasperation...

I need to slow down and start organizing my day by including other 'offline' activities.

Anyway, I signed up on Tumblr in May 2009 and after a couple of days I totally forgot about it. But right now Tumblr is being acclaimed for its lightweight and easy-to-use interface.

Obviously, I retrieved my forgotten password and niced up my Tumblr page!

And voila! My Tumblr is back on and being updated on a daily basis.

Tumblr is strictly for short ramblings and photos/videos. Go have a look!

I'm still going to schedule my days as from tomorrow.

Good night...


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Not My Own...

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Post...I came across a blogger where she said she borrowed the concept from someone else...looks like fun so I thought I'd give it a try too... :)


Outside my window...Right now, I’m outside; enjoying the beautiful weather with my niece...we’re singing, drawing, typing, blogging, tweeting... :)

I am thinking...what to cook for lunch...or should I not cook today since it’s Friday? Hubby doesn’t like home-cooked food on Friday!

I am thankful for...having a supportive husband, a loving family and a shelter over my head.

From the kitchen...I usually don’t face the window unless I’m doing dishes.

I am wearing...a pair of blue-grey shorts and hubby’s tee.

I am creating...a blog post!

I am going...to bathe – again - after I finish publishing this post.

I am reading...no book right now. I need to visit the local library.

I am hoping...for a sunny weekend.

I am hearing...rustling of leaves and somebody’s mowing the lawn!

Around the house...there’s grass...hehehe

One of my favorite things...watching TV since I finally got the remote control.

A few plans for the rest of the week...staying in, watching TV, sleeping...lazy weekend ahead of me...yayy!

Have a blessed weekend y'all!



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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Hyprocrisy is O-U-T!

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Everybody is a hypocrite. Some of us abuse the hypocrisy label. Unknowingly or ‘very’ knowingly. Over the top is the destination set by those people.


One episode last year triggered a surprising – but expected – reaction from me. I just got fed up of pretentious folks and I was too happy to put a stop to it.

Since then my life has seen a constant influx of deceitful human beings. It’s as if God is laughing at me! I’m so vexed and disgusted.

New mid-year motto: If I don’t like someone I won’t go out of my way to talk to him/her. I’d be polite, yes, but no more forced grins or insincere smiles.

However, family members like to hit below the belt. The reason behind it: Greed? Envy? Or pure evil? God knows.

But I’m sticking to my motto!

I’m psyching myself for more awkward moments. At least my conscience is clear!

Welcome to my new world! :)




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Friday, July 31, 2009

What Are You Doing?

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After the news about UoM charging a penalty fee to its students who failed in one or more than one module, I’m not quite surprised at the numerous responses this issue has evoked.

The fracas clearly shows the anger, frustration and hatred towards the university. The Mauritian blogosphere is resonating with outrage! I think I would be riding on a high horse too, but for totally different reasons. First and foremost I’d blame myself for not paying close attention to the fine prints on the agreement I appended my signature while registering for a particular course with the said university. Then I’d berate myself for not studying harder. And thirdly I’d make sure to find out why my lecturers are not as dedicated as my teachers from primary and secondary schools.

Hey! Wait a minute! Didn’t you know that a lecturer would NOT indulge any spoon-feeding tactics in classes! Exception in some cases. But still the job description of a lecturer is a subset of that of a teacher!

You cannot attribute your failure to anyone but yourself. University life represents the beginning of adulthood. Assume your responsibilities. Man up.

If the administrative body is ‘pulling tricks’ on you, you have the right to impugn the new rule and question the basis of such an exorbitant decision.

Take drastic measures if you feel you’ve been treated unfairly! Don’t sit in front of your computer screen and moan about it!

Get out there and fight for what you think is right.





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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Love Poem From A Caribbean Player

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Yesterday I received an e-mail from a member of the family and it's only today that I read it. It's so funny that I'm posting it so that you can have a laugh too! :)

Gul I loveded you,
Straight up fo'sho.
Or I wouldna told dem ova girls
not to call me no mo.

I knowed it was true,
the first day I seed you.
Why you thank I do,
the thangs I do?

Remember how I use ta wine and dine you,
Schlits Malt Liquor and Bar-Ba-Que.
I gave you a bubble baze and fed you grapes.
Dey was on sale that week a dolla ninety-eight.

Romanic evenins after dark,
Skreet light walks around the block.
Like the very first time,
you came ova to my crib.
And you got all scared,
cause that roach was on yo Tims.
I was right dare,
with a can of spray.
To be yo Super Negro,
and save the day.

I ain't even pay my light bill,
so I can take you to da club.....
Don't knock ova dem candles
and burn up my rug!

And dat nite we made luv,
for a long liddle bit of time.
I hope you got yours,
cause I sho'nuff got mine.

I woke up early and made you breakfast in bed.
Sep fo I ain't have no juice, no grits, and no eggs.
Didn't have no cereals and was fresh outta milk,
so we had some toast and some potada chips.

I use to rub lotion on yo feets,
and massage yo back.
I found you some glue,
when you lost one of your tracks.

Now what man you knowed,
ever loveded you like dis.
Gul please just take my name
off dat child support list.





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