Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
No one can see these words. In fact, most visitors to the monument are totally unaware they are even there and for that matter, probably couldn't care less.
Once you know Laus Deo's history , you will want to share this with everyone you know. These words have been there for many years; they are 555 feet, 5.125 inches high, perched atop the monument, facing skyward to the Father of our nation, overlooking the 69 square miles which comprise the District of Columbia, capital of the United States of America.
Laus Deo! Two seemingly insignificant, unnoticed words. Out of sight and, one might think, out of mind, but very meaningfully placed at the highest point over what is the most powerful city in the most successful nation in the world.
So, what do those two words, in Latin, composed of just four syllables and only seven letters, possibly mean? Very simply, they say 'Praise be to God!'
Though construction of this giant obelisk began in 1848, when James Polk was President of the United States , it was not until 1888 that the monument was inaugurated and opened to the public. It took twenty-five years to finally cap the memorial with a tribute to the Father of our nation, Laus Deo 'Praise be to God!'
From atop this magnificent granite and marble structure, visitors may take in the beautiful panoramic view of the city with its division into four major segments. From that vantage point, one can also easily see the original plan of the designer, Pierre Charles l'Enfant ..a perfect cross imposed upon the landscape, with the White House to the north. The Jefferson Memorial is to the south, the Capitol to the east and the Lincoln Memorial to the west.
A cross you ask? Why a cross? What about separation of church and state? Yes, a cross; separation of church and state was not, is not, in the Constitution. So, read on. How interesting and, no doubt, intended to carry a profound meaning for those who bother to notice.
Praise be to God! Within the monument itself are 898 steps and 50 landings. As one climbs the steps and pauses at the landings the memorial stones share a message.
a.. On the 12th Landing is a prayer offered by the City of Baltimore;
b.. on the 20th is a memorial presented by some Chinese Christians;
c.. on the 24th a presentation made by Sunday School children from New York and Philadelphia quoting Proverbs 10:7, Luke 18:16 and Proverbs 22:6. Praise be to God!
When the cornerstone of the Washington Monument was laid on July 4th, 1848 deposited within it were many items including the Holy Bible presented by the Bible Society. Praise be to God! Such was the discipline, the moral direction, and the spiritual mood given by the founder and first President of our unique democracy 'One Nation, Under God.'
I am awed by Washington's prayer for America Have you ever read it? Well, now is your unique opportunity, so read on!
When one stops to observe the inscriptions found in public places all over our nation's capitol, he or she will easily find the signature of God, as it is unmistakably inscribed everywhere you look. You may forget the width and height of 'Laus Deo ', its location, or the architects but no one who reads this will be able to forget its meaning, or these words: 'Unless the Lord builds the house its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.' (Psalm 127: 1)
Sunday, April 27, 2008
4 Jobs I’ve had in my life:
1. Med Rep
2. Accounting Clerk
3. Transporter (parang movie ito ah?)
4. Service Crew
4 Shows I’d DVR(Tivo)
1. 2 and half men
2. Ninja warrior
3. Whose line is it anyway?
4. Are you smarter than a 5th grader?
4 Places I’ve Been
4. Saudi Arabia
4 Favorite Foods
1. Ilocano Foods syempre
2. grilled foods
4. chinese foods
I am passing this tag to my fellow bloggers: Dezz, Ice, Virgie, Gie and Mae.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Anyway, tomorrow the moving company that we hire will come and pack all our stuffs and then we make the drive to Pewaukee We just packed few personal things in our suit case that we will use for 2 days. This is my second time moving, but the first one is not far, it's still here in Dubuque area. And I really hate moving, for packing, the movers will do the job but for unpacking time, there you go, the hardest part of moving. The lifting and arranging of furnitures, heavy chairs, beds, etc. The only part that I love is the decorating part.
We were both excited about the new place and our next chapter, hubby can't wait to start working again. And me, job hunting again.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
My fellow staff Heather and me posing with some of the students.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
When I had my first dental check up here in the States, I was so nervous, I knew there will be a lot of work they will do on my teeth. First, they did a lot of x-rays, bite wings x-ray, upper and lower. Then the dental hygienist cleaned my teeth. They knew right away based on the x-ray that I have a dead tooth, and there"s no other choice but to pull it, which I refused because I did not feel anything on that dead tooth, not painful, its normal looking, how come it was dead? The dentist made a simple test just to show me it was really dead, he put an electric stick on one of my "healthy tooth" and I felt a tingling sensation, its painful. Then he tried it on my "dead tooth" and I feel none, no tingling sensation, nothing, no feeling. It means, it's dead. And there's a link on that, it's not that simple that I have just a "dead tooth" They said I will need a biopsy to check if its cancerous. Of course, I felt scared. NO idea that a simple tooth will make a difference. Just found out that there"s a lot of related diseases link to our teeth. So we better not take for granted oral hygiene.
After that, I got numerous dental visits, my biopsy was negative. But since hubby got retired, our dental insurance was stop. And I still have more appointments left. It's embarrassing but I have 2 cavities for treatment. We have to pay for 100% for this, we have no choice, I really need this treatment to save my teeth. I need a smile.
I want to thank Dr. Lattner and his staff for a job well done on my teeth.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
You Light Up my World
Not a Good Day For Surfing
and here ' s the Best!
AND THINK YOU'RE HAVING A BAD DAY AT WORK!!
Although this looks like a picture taken from a Hollywood movie, it is in fact a real photo,
taken near the South African Coast during a Military exercise by the British Navy.
It has been nominated by the National Geographic as "The Photo of the Year".
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Here goes: Name 11 people you can think of right off the top of your head. Don’t read the questions underneath until you write the names of all the 11 people. This is a lot funnier if you actually randomly list the names first. No cheating.
5. Mark Jerry
Now, its time to answer the following questions:
1. How did you meet #4?* I met him when he was born, he is my nephew.
2. What would you do without #6?* I will miss him, his my makulit and sweet Nephew.
3. What would you do if #2 and #6 were going out?* Well, they went out sometime going to the movies, that's my sister and nephew.
4. Who’s #10’s best friend?* I am not sure, she is my teenage niece, it's hard to guess(smiling)
5. Have you ever eaten around #1?* Oh, yeah, he is my husband. .
6. Do you miss #2?* Yes. All the time, specially now that she in a hard time situation.... Shee is my sister, and i love him a lot.
7. Who is #11 dating?*She's my co-worker and married, so I guess she's dating her husband.
8. What do you think of #3?* He is my brother, very responsible father and husband.
9. What do you think of #9?* She's the kind of person who say's a lot of sensible things, a friend you can lean on, gives great advises, a nurse, beautiful inside and out.
10. Who does #2 like?* She is hardworking and very patient mother.
11. Would you marry #8? And who is number 5?* Of course not. She is a Girl-Friend and I'm straight. Lol! No. 5 is my six months old baby nephew Mark Jerry, I hope he will be ok and grows perfectly normal, I'll pray for him.
Well, folks grab this if you want to. I want to share this with shareen , Nedekcir , The Positive Side ,Marilyn, jeanmarie, , Dezz Spices in Life, Nocturnal Blogger, & Avee. Have a great week people!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
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Here in Dubuque, the very first thing I noticed is the absence of Security Guard (sekyu) in all business establishments like banks, shopping malls, and restaurants. Compared to Philippines security guards are every where, even parking lot, lol.. I always kid my cousin whose job is a security guard, that he will never find a job here in the states. Well, I am not sure with bigger cities, like New York or California, etc. but so far all the places that I've been like Chicago, Missouri, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, I never see any single security guard or a watch guard in their business establishments.
Last October, my sister delivered her 4th child. It was stressful on my part, first I was told that her case is not normal, she had a very low heart beat, in her late 30's and have urine infection. The hospital staffs said that the baby might have hydrocephalus, a condition in which theres an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the brain that causes the head to become enlarge. I saw some babies with this condition and my heart bleeds upon seeing an infant with a large head in the television. When they saw my baby nephew, he's perfectly fine, and very cute. Thank God, I was happy to know that he's normal. When I saw him on the webcam for the first time, he's so small but very handsome baby boy.
Now, he is six months old, growing and his head is growing too :(. They noticed that his head is not normal, I don't know what to say, I have this feeling that there's something wrong with the baby because my sister had an infection in her urine plus she had no prenatal checkup because that time she was pregnant, her husband was in in the hospital for another surgery in the head(it was last year). She spent time in the hospital to take care of her husband and she did not know she's pregnant. The poor fetus was neglected, and I have this scary thoughts, that maybe the enlargement of the head is hydrocephalus. I was like crazy researching the signs and symptoms of hydrocephalus. I can't sleep, I'm scared, I have plans for the baby, I love him, what if he is positive? Tomorrow will be the schedule for his ultrasound on the head, and I'm praying that he will be negative, hoping its just a normal head enlargement, nothing serious.
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Monday, April 14, 2008
Being a cop is not easy job, they need a secure and quality holster that they can use in their duty. Safariland is pretty well-known and has a good reputation for quality. It got a superb review by the guys who have them.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
I don't wanna flee away from Dubuque, I want to contribute something to my "home" state that has given me a shelter for almost 2 years.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Only in Texas
Only In Thailand