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Karoy Wojtyla

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Pope John Paul II.

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What To Do If You Lost An Earring

"A woman is to be adorned," as a saying goes.

So whether your accessories are real, fake, exotic, or simple; they are okay.

Jewelry, fashion accessories and even body tattoos are amusing. They enhance one's unique personality.

You can try what is good on you and what will enhance your beauty!

Earrings are cute. They are stunning adornments.

When I was younger, my mother let me wear earrings. They were real. Kids usually wore the real inexpensive ones because their ears were sensitive. I got scolded because I often went home with one earring left. I lost one piece, and then another piece. That was offensive to my mother.

Earrings were lost because I played rough games in school, so I dropped them. I felt guilty and was silent for a week. Then all would be back to normal, and another earring would be lost.

When I got older, I used the big unreal ones with different colors which my aunts gave me.

Now that I'm a bit old, I can use any earrings or none at all. Way back i…

How To Pick A Topic For Creative Writing

Being creative is a gift to all. You have to feel in what aspect you could be special and doing it with fun.

A creative topic for an essay is just writing something special or unique. Of course, there are literary canons, and Shakespeare, and James Joyce, and more, but then, you have to find your own voice. Don't fake it or be clichéd. Everyday events can help, and the more it comes original, the better.

Creative Writing is never easy. It will mangle your brain and cut your heart piece by piece. Creative writers, wouldn't announce that laurel on their heads because can you imagine what kind of person is the one who hallucinates, make-up stories, and talk in paper? That is half-awake and half-dreaming, and besides writing is subjective. Sometimes writing is a thankless job, too, however noble. But then again, no one can stop the creative writer, he/she will write, and no one can stop him at a gun point or lacerating his neck vein by vein. Not being able to write is death for a…

Blogging Tips: What Are Blogs About

I'm proud to be a blogger! Years ago, I didn't have enough ideas what blogging was all about. I thought it was insignificant, but I was wrong. It meant more than just recording or posting. In my profession, as a writer and a teacher, it has to be a part of me.

Blogging is almost the same as writing a diary, plotting a journal or writing down history. It is also a social networking tool and a gift of modern technology to collaborate on something useful for everyone.

The process of blogging defines time, man, and culture on the web. The entries that are posted will serve as materials for new ideas, new stories, and innovations around the world.

How often should you post?

On your blogs, you can post images, videos, and texts, among others.
Some post everyday. Some post a week. Some - every minute (Wow!), and the others, post as they just like. But the more serious bloggers post as often as possible.

What Could You Post (Tips):
1. How to do stuff
2. History facts
3. Quotes
4. Pra…

How ESL Students Can Improve Their Written English

Many ESL students are already well-versed in basic grammar. Some of these students are from good universities and some are established professionals. In fact, many have memorized the grammar rules, but the problem is that, they find it difficult to compose a clear sentence.

I make it a point that before I leave my students, they are able to make a good sentence. "Grammar cannot, at all times be perfect even for native speakers," but I tell them that to let them try. They are then motivated to practice more.

At least two or three times a week (as a homework), I let them write five or ten sentences. On the next day, the student reads his/her homework and explains to me/ the class about it. We have detailed facts and an exciting conversation.

I edit/check the homework a day before or after the class.

After the corrections, he writes his sentences again for review. That is how I teach them how to write. Online, we email each other, so at least they could see and really practice…

How To Begin Your Essay

"The essays are attempts," as the essayist Michel E. De Montaigne describes. They're expressions of thoughts and feelings from the writer's discontent. Like fiction, the essay has a plot, which is the beginning, middle, and end.

"All that's begun well ends well," says a proverb, so here are ways to begin an essay.

1. By definition

A word or phrase can be defined. An idea can be defined. A dictionary could be used for the denotative meaning, or a writer's informal definition would be useful for fresh and original ideas. Basically, to define something is to answer the question "What?"

2. By an anecdote

Short, lively stories and/or sketches invite those who are curious about life. Some of these anecdotes are noted from the Bible, literature books or success stories. Just be careful and make sure, the anecdotes are not so familiar with the readers and must relate to the content and idea of your essay.

3. By a striking statement or quote

Your …

Writing For Magazines: Article Length and Format

When I started to write free lance for the magazines, they counted the words of the manuscript, and that was how we got paid. Some publications, though, paid a fixed amount for an article, but required a minimum number of words. Still other publications paid a good amount, on a per-page or per project basis. In writing, everything is rewarding, but you need to work harder or get a second job, if you can't assume a full-time writing post in any publication office (magazine, newspaper, advertising or public relations office, book publishing company, TV drama show, etc.).

How many words need an article be?

An article may be several thousand words in length or it may consist of only a few hundred words. Long articles are needed by some publications only.

Articles for the serious weekly papers may range from 1000-1,500 words; the nearer to 1000, the better. The daily newspapers and the popular weekly newspapers do not usually require articles of much above 1,200 words. The most saleab…

Is The Hair Really A Crowning Glory?

Truly, this saying goes for all time.

Many of us spend a lot of time on our hair. Some make oil from fresh coconut milk and apply them on the hair for luster and strength boost once every week. Old people say that fresh coconut milk is for nourishing the scalp and to prevent falling hair. Some say it is to maintain color or deep blackness.

How true is the hair myth using mayonnaise?

How about coconut oil, mineral oil, lemon, or native citrus fruits?

Some say that stuff could help like the aloe vera plant could help grow thick hair strands.

On mayonnaise for the hair, specialists say that mayonnaise for the hair is a waste. There are proper products specifically designed according to the degree of sensitization of one's hair, whether it's normal, dry, very sensitive or damaged.

Dandruff can be prevented by normalizing the shedding off of dead cells. The hair needs external help, just as food nourishes the body. We need to use some beauty products to make the scalp calm down, s…

50 Reasons To Be Happy

What is happiness? Its definition is often abstract, but when you find it in your heart its continuity is enchanting and conquering. True happiness is shared happiness. True happiness generates love and calms even a wrenching devastation.

1. Life is worth more than a million bucks.
2. The tongue has the pleasure of taste.
3. Walking without shoes is okay, than not being able to go to any place.
4. Thoughts make life exciting!
5. Time is a basic resource. You are a millionaire!
6. Many are happy they have you.
7. You are a challenger. You challenge others to move forward.
8. The world is turning.
9. Yey! We're not damned!
10. The moon and the sun peeps.
11. Air is free.
12. Science ascends humanity. You make science.
13. Ocean has food. Seafood is yummy.
14. The forest has trees for shelter.
15. Pet s and beasts, we have an abundance. They give balance.
16. You are free to work and trade for some needs.
17. There's a World Wide Web. (www)
18. There's a cellphone.
19. The e…

The Basic Rules of Writing

The basic rule of writing is to make a clear sentence. That one basic rule embodies more rules that include basic grammar rules, thought building, and a way to communicate or express oneself in a language.

Knowing grammar entails being familiar with the figures of speech: noun, pronoun, adjective, verb, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection.

Each part of speech embodies a set of rules, as to how each part should coordinate with the other parts of speech in writing a sentence. A sentence is written, and analyzed as to idea, construction, or style. Different languages display various basic sentence patterns, like the English language.

When a child, words are learned from the foundations of vocabulary building and thought building. Later, many forms of literature are available. So this one basic rule is easy, as it is hard. Remember the Kiss Theory, "Keep it simple stupid." Sorry for the negative connotation, but that word was emphasized to make us remember how to…

God Will Make A Way: Happy Easter, Christ is risen!

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Ishallwrite/wrotefiction: Somewhere Over The Rainbow

April 20, 2011

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April 19, 2011

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April 19, 2011

In the garden, Jesus prays

His drops of blood  on my hands

Alone in the vast night and day

Dear Father in heaven, don't delay.

rosevoc2/1st draft
8:10 pm

Stations of the Cross in Poem Prayer

September 21, 2010

Stations of the Cross in Poetry Prayer

Station 1: Jesus is condemned to death
You were betrayed Jesus Even by trusted friends Still shows us charity Life for us you mend
Your power brings to serve People you call your own Condemned to death, for us A Father’s promise sown

Jesus on the cross, by your love heal us.


Station 2:Jesus bears his cross

Cross, you bear means love Almighty’s gift to the world Jesus, brother, keeper To journey with us, Lord
You became man Mercy for humanity Sky and earth unite Miracle flowing sanctity
Jesus on the Cross, by your love heal us.









Station 3:Jesus falls the first time
Lord, let us hold you Lord, let us rise with you Power in humility Shows us to be true
No man is perfect Only God - is Lord Jesus, as example If fallen, hold to peace
Jesus on the cross, by your love heals us.

Station 4:Jesus meets his mother

What grief for a mother What grief for a child What grief for a beloved Alone in sorrow, Jesus guides
Feel us Jesus In sorrow and isolation But God’s will is bes…

Psalm 23

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Psalm 23

On Blogging

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More Writing Modes

Writing is an essential skill that everyone must learn, like Math, like Science. The basics of writing is, of course, learning a language and knowing how to read. Writing improves through knowing Basic English Grammar rules, a wide range of vocabulary, and constant reading and practice.

But then, just write and do the editing later. Expressing yourself is writing freely, first. Learn new words, make phrases, then sentences, then paragraphs. Soon you'll be surprised, you've written something meaningful!

Check this:

1.The Summary
When you make a summary, do not forget the important details. Usually, when you do this, you retain the structure and point of view of the original. You can reflect from the words as you find them, but use your own words, and not those of the original author (except when quoting necessarily). Set yourself a word limit (500 words, 250 words, or 100).

A summary is also called a condensation, or the precis.

2.The Paraphrase
A paraphrase is interpreting so…

A Gift Box of More Writing Tips

Before magazines called me to be a writer, I really wanted to be one. When my father died, fate gave me another turn of paths which I had to follow. Perhaps, it is etched in my fate, too, that I get to pass another bumpy road: something extraordinary, but special. As to how I turned to choose writing as my profession, comes with the beautiful gift box of life so sweet and sacred like manna from heaven.

So here are some tips:

Yellow Box:

1.  Make sure the information is original and with authentic details. They must be accurate and interesting.
2. There should be something significant in the article. Like when you re-read or check your work ask yourself: Did I say/write something significant here?
3. Find a fresh angle or style to write your article. Read other writers, but develop your own.
4. Consider your readers. What is appropriate for a bunch of audience? Where's the article supposed to be classified.
5. Check your paragraph structure. Your paragraphs must be logical and coh…

When We Ask God For Mercy

The earth was created, and therefore it lives with us. God gives us a gift of life, and we are the masterpieces of his mighty, but tender hand. Our ancestors and us now (both the living and dead) would always be home with God. Then heaven will be our final stop, so we could kiss our Father's face and rest in our eternal home.

We have all made visions and stuff about life, knowledge, nature, and our Creator; and one thing that unites us most is love. That love is from one universal God, who is the true Father of all.

God can never be evil, as he is omnipotent and true. The truth can never be ugly because it comes from a pure heart, full of love and concern. Concern is a result of loving someone. When we admonish someone, we love him/her.

Everyone has gifts to share. Even our knowledge and beliefs are of various degrees, but it is only in love that we understand each other. We share because we love.

We work because we love.
We serve because we love.
We discipline because we love.
W…

The Boy Who Carried the Sack of Rice

What do you carry?

Books, food, or extra pair of shoes are inside your bag, and many other things.

We all carry a lot. Thank God for the stuff we carry.

This morning though, I saw a boy around 17 or 18 years old. He was carrying a sack of rice on his back.

Perhaps he was working. I assumed he was a boy to deliver rice to people and households, who were ordering from nearby villages. He had no bike, no van ride, no cart. He was just walking. Poor boy!

For awhile he stood there at the corner, and maybe he was waiting for someone. Maybe he was resting. My reporters instinct prodded me to ask him questions, but I didn't attempt because I felt I would be disturbing him at work. Instead, what I did was to stare at him from head down to his slippers. I couldn't avoid touching his arm, and said "Can you carry it?

And he answered "Yes."

Then I distanced myself. The boy might be wondering. "Who is this woman? Why would she ask me?"

Until now, the boy's figu…

Poems: Some Poetry Thoughts

Poems give light to pleasure in words. I don't know what poets like it for, but as I practice my poetry every word comes alive, while I diffuse myself to that which lay before me.

From a burnt wood, from the slivers of time, from the gusty wind of waves,
how from heart unto heart life could feel and see, believe the hum of seasons,
touch the blossom of sun, face the whip of tide, thou receive the mercy of Allah.

Thought:

In poems the hands are filled with abounding grace
In those times they're denied the sweetness of flesh
The hands and grip are never releasing
Until something blooms from stars, the clouds drop rain
And refresh seeds for a harvest.

Check these beautiful poem lines from Master Poets. Each one can give a thought by expressing a feeling on the poem. It is not exactly to summarize it, but explicate the images that create sensations. Moreover, critics relate the poems to other significant literary texts. Express your thoughts!

T.S. Eliot: The Love Song of J.Alfred…

Poems: Some Poetry Thoughts

Poems give light to pleasure in words. I don't know what poets like it for, but as I practice my poetry every word comes alive, while I diffuse myself to that which lay before me.

From a burnt wood, from the slivers of time, from the gusty wind of waves,
how from heart unto heart life could feel and see, believe the hum of seasons,
touch the blossom of sun, face the whip of tide, thou receive the mercy of Allah.

Thought:

In poems the hands are filled with abounding grace
In those times they're denied the sweetness of flesh
The hands and grip are never releasing
Until something blooms from stars, the clouds drop rain
And refresh seeds for a harvest.

Check these beautiful poem lines from Master Poets. Each one can give a thought by expressing a feeling on the poem. It is not exactly to summarize it, but explicate the images that create sensations. Moreover, critics relate the poems to other significant literary texts. Express your thoughts!

T.S. Eliot: The Love Song of J.Alfred…

The Basic Rules of Society: Don't Be A Mean Guy

How could we tell others "Don't be a mean guy"?

(Guy in this article signifies men and women of all ages.)

If we'd do that some would throw back negative words in return, some would be in a stage of denial, and some would say "Yes," and that is right.

Life matters to most of us, but in a society full of concerns, there are times, we forget to be good to others. We forget we have to be prudent, we forget to be humble and must serve and love each other. That happens often.

I do not write this article to glorify myself. I am writing the articles to stir thoughts, I pray for good thoughts and positive acts for everyone.

Most of the time I look up to old people who have lived meaningful lives. I try to profit from the good things they had done, and I try not to do the negative actions that might happen again. I am aware that when people grow old, they grow with grace, with love, and with wisdom. They have lived for others like their families, friends, workplace…

ESL: Learning and Teaching New Words

Teachers have their own styles as to how students could adapt to the lessons.

As an ESL teacher to some foreign students of different native tongues, I just would recall how I learned English as my second language.

Usually, my teachers asked me to write sentences using new words and idioms. We checked them in the class. My classmates edited the sentences, and only asked the teacher if there was an ambiguity. That was in high school. In college though, it was fast (it depends upon the course). Most lessons were review of Basic English. After college/university graduation, I had to read more to become a writer (my course was not related to writing). I have to learn again (on my own), and study English in bulk and in tons.

When I started teaching ESL to foreign students (as to level), I tried to make them most familiar with common words. Some new learners of English used difficult and unfamiliar words. This will not be very helpful. Before anybody could use a difficult word, he/she must…

A Prayer: Angel of God

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Some Prayers

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The Only Hope For You Is Me (A blessed day to everyone)

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Bullet Proof Heart (Thanks for sharing)/My Chemical Romance

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Getting To Know You ( Thanks for sharing). A blessed day to all!

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Smile.

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This is me on April 3, 2011. We'd pray to Jesus all the time.

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