Happy New Year!


And tomorrow
Today is filled with anger, fueled with hidden hate. 
Scared of being outkast, afraid of common fate. 
Today is built on tragedies which no one want's to face.
Nightmares to humanity and morally disgraced. 
Tonight is filled with Rage, violence in the air.
Children bred with ruthlessness cause no one at home cares.
Tonight I lay my head down but the pressure never stops,
knowing that my sanity content when I'm dropped.
But tomorrow I see change, a chance to build a new, 
build on spirit intent of heart and ideas based on truth.
Tomorrow I wake with second wind and strong because of pride.
I know I fought with all my heart to keep the dream alive

/2pac


PURSUE YOUR PASSION





Spoken Word's By Kirk Nuget


HAPPY NEW YEAR! 
godiz - may this new year be full of joy, peace, love and blessings.

New Year's Prayer 
As the dawn breaks on a new year, let us give thanks for all we hold dear: our health, our family and our friends.
Let us release our grudges, our anger and our pains, for these are nothing but binding chains. Let us live each day in the most loving ways, the God-conscious way. Let us serve all who are in need, regardless of race, color or creed.
Let us keep God of our own understanding in our hearts and to chant God's name each day. Let us lead the world from darkness to light, from falsehood to truth and from wrong to right.
Let us remember that we are all one, embracing all, discriminating against none. 
May your year be filled with peace, prosperity and love. May God's blessings shower upon you and bestow upon each of you a bright, healthy and peaceful new year.

Fire Works!!!

The fireworks displays around NYE will be noisy, colourful and dramatic. Most people will love them
(I personally don't). But for countless animals they will be terrifying, and there will be accidents and injuries and even deaths as a result.

A bit of forward planning and preparation could make sure your family pets and livestock are kept safe. And we can all help ensure that the animals in our community don’t suffer fireworks-related accidents.


Fireworks - Animal Care


Although many people enjoy fireworks, it is widely recognized that animals are generally frightened of them. Here are a few tips to help minimize the distress caused to your pet when fireworks are being let off.

Small pets


Sometimes, we tend to forget our small pets that live in outside pens such as rabbits and guinea pigs when it comes to fireworks, but they can get frightened by the noises and flashes of fireworks.

If you can, try to move their hutches into a quieter part of the garden or better still move them into sheds or garages to minimise the effect of the fireworks.

Give them extra bedding so that they can hide if they want to.

Small indoor pets such as birds and hamsters may also get frightened, so closing the curtains, switching the lights on and having the TV or radio on may help.

Dogs and cats


Bring your cat or dog indoors well before the fireworks start, remembering to close and lock any cat or dog flaps so that your pet cannot escape.

A collar with your details on it is also useful 

Close your widows and doors, draw your curtains and switch on lights and put the television or radio on, as these measures will help lessen the noise and flashes of the fireworks.

Your pet may try to find somewhere to hide, such as under a bed or in a cupboard, if you know that your pet does this when they are frightened, put their blanket or favourite toy there for them.

If you can, stay in with your pet and try not to react to either the fireworks or their behaviour, because if your pet senses that you are upset, they may get more worried.

Wait until the fireworks have all finished before letting your pet out or taking them for their final walk of the day.

Horses and Farm Animals


Check with your neighbours if they are planning to have fireworks parties and so that you can plan in advance how best to care for your animals.

Politely ask your neighbours to have their party as far away from where your animals are as possible, explaining your reasons why.

Move your animals to the quietest part of you property or, if possible, move them to a quieter location altogether.

If you know that your pet is very scared of fireworks, it may be worthwhile speaking to your vet who may be able to help, by recommending CDs that slowly get your pet used to loud noises or Dog Appeasing Pheromone (DAP) products that help to calm your pet.

Finally, please do not forget wildlife, if you are having a firework party with a bonfire, build the bonfire as late as possible and check that no animals such as hedgehogs have made their homes in the bonfire.

And for you who are not that into fireworks like me, please Vote Here or on any other website that are against fireworks.

godiz - I voted because I do not like the firework sound, my dog's get scared, I love animals, I've known people who got injured, I love children and I care for people who come from bad places who hear gun shots and other scary things. I do think fire works look amazing but only in pictures or if  I  can't hear the loud noises they make. And for you who  fire the works please be careful! For your own sake and others.

also read:

                        My pup's T and P

Movie Of The Month (Slumdog Millionaire)




A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" He is arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers.


Directors: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan
Writers: Simon Beaufoy (screenplay), Vikas Swarup (novel)
Stars: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto and Saurabh Shukla

Prince Of Peace

Happy birthday my last and first love Jesus Christ. 
The greatest love of all!
Heavenly Father, thank you for sending your Son to earth as a baby so many years ago.  Thank you that He paid the punishment for my sins by dying on the cross.  And thank you that He rose again to prove that death was truly defeated. I place my trust in You to be my Savior. Guide me through the dark times of my life and give me courage to live for You. Thank you Lord for the gift of your love. May I be a shining example of that love to others.
Amen!

A

God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith; the warmth of Christmas, which is love; the radiance of Christmas, which is purity; the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice; the belief in Christmas, which is truth; the all of Christmas, which is Christ.


                                                                   
MERRY MOOSI X-MAS!
(we miss you over here Nido)








our fam/friends from the States are celebrating with us this year :)

Christmas Love



If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show love to my family, I'm just another decorator.

If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table at
mealtime, but do not show love to my family, I'm just another cook.

If I work at the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home and give all that I have to charity, but do not show love to my family, it profits me nothing.

If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes, attend a myriad of holiday parties and sing in the choir's cantata but do not focus on Christ, I have missed the point.

Love stops the cooking to hug the child.

Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the spouse.

Love is kind, though harried and tired.

Love doesn't envy another's home that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens.
Love doesn't yell at the kids to get out of the way.

Love doesn't give only to those who are able to give in return but rejoices in giving to those who can't.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails. Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be lost, golf clubs will rust, but giving the gift of LOVE will endure.

  
Christmas needs to be so much more than something we celebrate, it needs to be something we emulate.

God please bless the world, stop hatred, stop the wars, stop the crime! Help the poor, help the lost! Please bless my family and give them nothing more but long, healthy lives! Take care of them and bless them with lots of love and happiness and many years to share together. Help my family accept your light and your love. Help me understand your plan and goals for my life and my family

please watch over us and bless us while we wonder lost on this earth

YOU are the Light and the only way. Please lead me into the blessed land and give me a chance to glorify you by doing your work... I don't want to feel useless.
 Help me please make a difference in this life. I pray for ALL.

(And to all the people in the mid east who are going through a hard time right now, keep the faith alive . My heart goes out to you.)

The Prayer (Celine Dion & Andrea Bocelli)

Last Minute!

X-mas shopping!!! Me and my siss had to run and buy our last presents today. Talk about hectic. We went on for hours to find everything for everyone omg! never do last-min shopping during this time I'ts crazy... After that we rolled over to my cousins to make some ginger bread with the kids... I can't feel my right leg lol


"sowwey! to bore with my face up in tha screen ones again, I usually prefer not to post that many pix of myself. But it will happen a few more times haa! (not to often, promise)"

GB house
 how kool is that tee
exhausted waiting for the tube



Lussebullar/Saffronbun
These saffron-flavored buns are a tasty treated baked in celebration of Christmas, however, they are also saved and eaten throughout the month of December. Below you will find out how to make them! (my fave's)
http://www.swedishfreak.com/2011/video-making-lussebullar/
the recipe

Drive Thru... (speedy)

My sister took her Driver's Licence today I'm so proud of her. WOoHoo!! 
She's been busting her butt of...I'm so happy for her :)


Love You Selo! (my siss)


Getting a Swedish Driver's License is a very complicated, expensive and time-consuming process with many steps that does not seem very useful or necessary. But they probably are in someway...


I don't have a driver's licence myself even though I in a odd way adore cars. I guess I've prioritised to spend my money on other things that seemed more important to me. But hopefully soon to be I will focus on getting mines too. I think i will learn fast, and especially since I'm interested In cars.


In SWE you gotta be 18 to get your DL. There are many steps you gotta go through to get it.



  1. Go to a optician and get your eyes examined and receive paper showing your eligibility for driving.
  2. Apply for the Permission to Drive from your local Government Representative Office.
  3. Apply for your Password for booking exams.
  4. Book a theory test and pass it
  5. Book a Driving Risk Course
  6. Book a Practical Test and pass it

other things to think about...


  • Get your Swedish ID card before the very first step
  • You may practice at either a driving school or with anybody with a 5-years-old driving license provided that the two of you together get certified by a traffic school to "learn" privately. 
  • Study too much for the theory test and expect even the most foolish questions
  • Driving Risk Course is a 5-hours practice. (No pass/fail)
  • In Practical Test, drive as normal as you always do, don't pretend anything.


and be prepared that...

You may have to pay more than what you could imagine in your dreams.


(It might not seem like a big deal to many, to get one DL but over here it takes forever so it becomes a BIG DEAL!)

Throw Back

Ferdinand The Bull CLASSIC! every X-mas I used to watch this with my sister when we where young. My ultimate favorite. He's so cute aawwe... If i was a "real" cartoon that guy would be my best bud.

passing this holiday tradition to my future home... (no doubt)

Weekend Summary

It's been a fun but busy end to this week...


1. Christmas shopping with Grandiddy:


           
silly break time (MJ signature pose)

2. Cousins B-day Party:
party shoes on...
 <---- and some color on my feet
                                                                                            my sister, dancing the night away...


3. Photography exhibition/gallery:





the great work of N.B.
Nido watching, creative architecture art...

 

In the cold, outside the Forum Of Photography. Rainy day.

Finally!


 five-month labor crisis, and now good ol' Basketball is back in business...
something to keep me heated during this icey cold winter weather over here. yayee! :)

Brain Teaser (Four & Eight)

It is quite interesting that all numbers can be created by using only two numerals - 4 and 8.

Stop American Censorship




I've censored the following, in protest of a bill that gives any corporation and the US government the power to censor the internet--a bill that could pass THIS WEEK. To see the uncensored text, and to stop internet censorship, visit:
http://americancensorship.org/posts/13262/uncensor


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Nido...

You are friendly, kind and caring
Sensitive, loyal and understanding
Humorous, fun, secure and true
Always there... yes that's you.

Special, accepting, exciting and wise
Truthful and helpful, with honest brown eyes
Confiding, forgiving, cheerful and bright
Yes that's you... not one bit of spite.

You're one of a kind, different from others
Generous, charming, but not one that smothers
Optimistic, thoughtful, happy and game
But not just another... in the long chain.

Appreciative, warm and precious like gold
Our friendship won't tarnish or ever grow old
You'll always be there, I know that is true
I'll always be here... always for you.


I LOVE YOU! my cousin my love my sister and my best friend.
ALWAYS...just wanted to remind you. Moosi 4 ever!

godiz -  A friend gives you smile but A true friend gives you happiness. A true friend is someone who walks in when the whole world has walked out. Side by side or miles apart, good friends are always close to the heart. 

Music Of The Month - If you're not the one


Daniel Bedingfield http://www.danielbedingfield.com/

Origin: London, England,
United Kingdom
Genres: Pop, dance-pop, pop rock, electronic, dance, UK Garage
Occupations: Singer-songwriter

Daniel John Bedingfield is a British singer-songwriter. He is the brother of pop singers Natasha Bedingfield and Nikola Rachelle.
Bedingfield was diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which he said has been reflected in his songwriting.

godiz - I just LOVE the lyrics.. LOVE...
(dedicated to my future husband) wherever you are this one is for you baybi <3

Walk with the Wise

1 Intelligent children listen to their parents;
foolish children do their own thing.
2 The good acquire a taste for helpful conversation;
bullies push and shove their way through life.
3 Careful words make for a careful life;
careless talk may ruin everything.
4 Indolence wants it all and gets nothing;
the energetic have something to show for their lives.
5 A good person dislike false talk;
a bad person wallows in gibberish.
6 A God-loyal life keeps you on track;
sin dumps the wicked in the ditch.
7 A pretentious, showy life is an empty life;
a plain and simple life is a full life.
8 The rich can be sued for everything they have,
but the poor are free of such threats.
9 The lives of good people are brightly lit streets;
the lives of the wicked are dark alleys.
10 Arrogant know-it-alls stir up discord,
but wise men and women listen to each other’s counsel.
11 Easy come, easy go,
but steady diligence pays off.
12 Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick,
but a sudden good break can turn life around.
13 Ignore the Word and suffer;
honor God’s commands and grow rich.
14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,
so, no more drinking from death-tainted wells!
15 Sound thinking makes for gracious living,
but liars walk a rough road.
16 A commonsense person lives good sense;
fools litter the country with silliness.
17 Irresponsible talk makes a real mess of things,
but a reliable reporter is a healing presence.
18 Refuse discipline and end up homeless;
embrace correction and live an honored life.
19 Souls who follow their hearts thrive;
fools bent on evil despise matters of soul.
20 Become wise by walking with the wise;
hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces.
21 Disaster entraps sinners,
but God-loyal people get a good life.
22 A good life gets passed on to the grandchildren;
ill-gotten wealth ends up with good people.
23 Banks foreclose on the farms of the poor,
or else the poor lose their shirts to crooked lawyers.
24 A refusal to correct is a refusal to love;
love your children by disciplining them.
25 An appetite for good brings much satisfaction,
but the belly of the wicked always wants more.



godiz - do you have a favorite? found these @ the Dwelling in the world site.

Brandon Roy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandon_Roy http://www.nba.com/playerfile/brandon_roy/

#7 Portland Blazers

for more news go to www.NBA.com


PORTLAND, All-Star guard Brandon Roy has told Portland he plans on retiring because of ongoing trouble with his knees. And it seems like it has now come to an end.
A five-year veteran who helped the team shed its "Jail Blazers" reputation, Roy has been dogged by pain for the past two seasons. He has said in the past that he lacks cartilage between the bones in both knees.
Brandon Roy was the Blazers' best player and vocal leader. But that era of Blazers basketball will end with his retirement.

godiz - aaww! :( wishing B.R. and his fam the best of luck.

Love Our Animals



Practical argument
  • Animal testing can be misleading. An animal's response to a drug can be different to a human's .
  • Successful alternatives include test tube studies on human tissue cultures, statistics and computer models.
  • The stress that animals endure in labs can affect experiments, making the results meaningless.
  • Animals are still used to test items like cleaning products, which benefit mankind less than medicines or surgery.
Moral argument
  • Animals have as much right to life as human beings.
  • Strict controls have not prevented researchers from abusing animals.
  • Deaths through research are absolutely unnecessary and are morally no different from murder.
  • When locked up they suffer tremendous stress. Can we know they don't feel pain?
In the World many groups and organizations are debating whether or not animal testing should be banned. Some people believe that there are reasons why animal testing should be done. Others believe that animal testing is morally wrong. Some experts also feel that there are other options available. The research proves that because there are other options available, animal testing should be banned. I definitely think it should be BANNED!!! How can we even do this?


    If you love Animals please support!
    http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/
    http://www.uncaged.co.uk/animalrights.htm
    http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-experimentation/default.aspx
    http://www.ifaw.org/us/
    http://www.friendsofanimals.org/
    http://www.aldf.org/
    http://www.wspa.org.uk/
    http://www3.sympatico.ca/taniah/animal/fur.html
    http://www.americanhumane.org/
    http://www.defenders.org/index_v2.html?gclid=CN-IvMOJ8awCFdAumAodFVYw8w
    http://greatergood.org/gtgm-AnimalDisasters-33438.html?gclid=COfWmNKJ8awCFWRYmAodd38NMQ
    http://www.internationalanimalrescue.org/get_involved.php
    http://www.antifursociety.org/
    http://www.navs.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ain_sci_medicalresearch
    http://www.antifurcoalition.org/
    and more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_animal_rights_groups

    there are 100's of organizations who protects animals, the above are only some. If you love our little friends please support them.

    http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx
    SEARCH FOR CRUELTY-FREE COMPANIES AND PRODUCTS


    http://beaglefreedomproject.org/

    godiz - :'(  It breaks my heart... I can't stand animal and children abuse or any type of abuse period. But especially them 2!!! We should all do something even if it's the smallest thing please help! 

    Readers

    I wanna thank ALL of you for your support and positive sweet comments they warm my heart. THANK YOU! you are too kind. Thanks for liking "ME" :)












    Love godiz