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Top of the list

Top of the List
On Valentine’s Day,
when I think of the people
I care about and value,
you are at the top of the list.
Like a rainbow
glistening through the rain,
like a glowing green spring
after a cold gray winter,
you are a joy and a delight.
Like a good book, a cozy fire,
or a cup of cocoa (with marshmallows),
you are a comfort to me.
I appreciate you.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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love

If you love someone,
put their name in a circle,
instead of a heart,
because hearts can break,
but circles go on forever.
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hope

Behind the clouds and mist of cold
The warming light of sun doth show
Within the depth of darkling night
The stars yet shining out their light.

Will the time come to light my days
And shed those pain and lone away
Will someone come and hold me near
I long for thee to stop my tears

Will there be sun behind my clouds
Or will my star ever be found
I long, I wish, o my heart cries
For someone I could call as mine.
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iam so lonely today.

Today i look to the moon so far.

         i look to the stars so hight.

         i look to the sky so blue.

         i look  to  you  so happy  but  for me  so sad. 

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love of my life

LOVE OF MY LIFE

 

Heart is full of warmth,

Feel the depth of his soul,

The beauty of his character,

The truth in his voice.

 

Charm of his face

Filled with grace,

Deep loving eyes,

Wonderful smile.

 

Placed in my arms,

Is joy filled with flowers,

His fragrance fills the air,

I feel the presence of his care.

 

Helps' me when I am down,

Feeling low and blue,

Understands me when I am confused.

Prays' for me when I am scared.

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mother

A mother is someone who loves you

Who cares for you in every way

She sits down and listens

to what you have to say

 

She always thinks your beautiful

Never puts you down

She always has a smile

To wipe away your frown

 

A mother is someone who believes in you

Always pushes you to go far

Tells you to believe in yourself

No matter who you are

 

A mother is like an angel

Although without the wings

She tells you to enjoy

Lifes most smallest things

 

I really love my mother

She means so much to me

Mommy I really love you

And that's how it always will be.

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goog luck and good things

What is the human need in life?

The human need in life is good luck or merit. there is no one in the world who refuses good luck or merit

because merit is a good thing and makes people happy and proud. Merit is more valuable than money or diamonds that you cannot hold or touch. Merit is the name of good luck or good things.

All people need merit but there are not many people that earn merit. we cannot buy merit from a shop or market and when you have merit in yourself you don't need to fear that some one will steal from you.

Merit won't decompose or leave If you are still keeping it in your life by doing good things. Please keep good things in the same as salt keeps its saltiness.

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Cultureal Diversity

Cultural DiversityWe are living with the people who have different culture, for this reason, we experience many frictions. In addition, I believe that these frictions come from prejudice. If we get over our prejudice and try to understand each other, we can make our society better. I will face the cultural differences in the future while working as a medical assistant, but if I try to understand about other cultures, the problem will solve more easily.Disabilities EtiquetteI have used the word HANDICAP or DISABILITY. I know it does not have any bad meanings to it, but I just know that it could hurt other people’s feeling if we do not use them carefully. This presentation makes me think; how I feel when I hear it from the people talking without careless. Moreover, it just taught me to put myself in other’s shoes.Office ProfessionalismThe professionalism in the workplace has many meanings, but the thing I learn from the presentation is the mistakes. If you made the mistake, do not blame on others and just accept it and learn from the mistake. Thus, if it learns from the mistakes, harmonizes with knowledge, it will help me to become a CMA who can give confidence and trust to employer and patients.
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About Bad friend or bad personThe out - and- out robber, who only takes from his friend, has four features1. He thinks only of taking.2. He gives just a little only to gain a lot.3. Only when he himself is in danger does he help his friend out.4. He associates with his friend only for his own sake.# The smooth talker has four features.1. He talks only of what is done and gone.2. He talks only of what has not yet come.3. He offers help that is of no use4. When his friend has some business in hand, he always makes excuses.#The flatterer has four features1. He consents to his friend's doing wrong2. He consents to his doing right.3. He praises him to his face.4. He disparages him behind his back.# The leader to ruin has four features.1. He is a companion in drinking.2. He is a companion in nightlife.3. He is a companion in frequenting shows and fairs.4. He is a companion in gambling
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Lao New Year (Pi Mai Lao)

Pi Mai Lao or Lao New year is the liveliest holiday of the year and one that everyone looks forward to, as it is a time when many people visit their families all over the country. It takes place around 13-15th April, the hottest part of the year, which is why no one really minds being constantly wet from the water being thrown everywhere.

The three days of Pi MaiThe first day is the last day of the old year. Perfume, water and flowers are prepared for the Lao New Year. In temples all over the country, Buddha images are taken down from their permanent places and placed on special temporary easy-to-access places within the wat (temple) compounds so villagers can pour perfumed water on them. They then collect the water that runs off the Buddha images and take it home to pour on family members, friends and relatives. This is believed to bless, clean and purify the receivers before entering the Lao New Year.The second day of the Lao New Year festival is the "day of no day", a day that falls in neither the old year nor the new year. Houses and villages are properly cleaned on the second day. Traditionally elders will not allow young people to take nap or stay still on the second day as it’s believed that if one sleeps or stays still one will get sick in the coming year. They encourage young people to clean their places and go out to pour water on other elders in the village and wish them well, and finally get wet themselves. This is a way to clean and send bad things away with the old year.

The last day of the festival marks the start of the new year. This day many families will hold a Baci at their houses to welcome Lao New Year as well as to wish their elders good health and long life. Some might respectfully ask for forgiveness from their elders for things that they did in the past year that might have hurt their feelings unintentionally. And at the same time they give the elders gifts.In late afternoon or evening of the last day, in the temples, the Buddha images are moved back to their permanent homes. On that same evening devotees go to wats to listen to the monks chanting as an act to ask for forgiveness from the monks as well as from the Buddha images for what they did (pouring water on them) in this past few days that might have accidentally touched them (monks and Buddha are not to be touched). After that, a vien tien – a candlelight procession – takes place around the wat and that is the end of the Lao New Year celebration.

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Pi Mai traditionsA man pouring water on passers-byWater is for washing homes, Buddha images, monks, and soaking friends and passers-by. Students first respectfully pour water on their elders, then monks for blessings of long life and peace, and last of all they throw water on each other. The water is perfumed with flowers or natural perfumes. Some people prefer flowers in the water to give a pleasant smell, as well as adding cologne/perfume. The idea of watering came from the legend of King Kabinlaphom, whose seven daughters kept his severed head in a cave. The daughters would visit their father's head every year and perform a ritual to bring happiness and good weather. Sometimes people also throw white powder on each other during the celebrations.Sand is brought to the temple grounds and is made into stupas or mounds, then decorated before being given to the monks as a way of making merit. There are two ways to make the sand stupas. One way is to go to the river bed and build them using river sand, and the other way is to bring sand to the wat. Sand stupas are decorated with flags, flowers, white lines, and splashed with perfumed water. Sand stupas symbolise the mountain, Phoukao Kailat, where King Kabinlaphom's head was kept by his seven daughters.nother way to make merit at this time is to set animals free. The Lao believe that even animals need to be free. The most commonly freed animals are tortoises, fish, crabs, birds, eels, and other small animals.Flowers are gathered to decorate images of the Buddha. In the afternoons people collect fresh flowers. Senior monks take the younger monks to a garden filled with flowers, where they pick flowers and bring back to the wat to wash. People who didn't participate in the flower picking bring baskets to wash the flowers so the flowers can shine with the Buddha statues

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Laos Capital Vientiane, the capital of Laos

The Laos capital, Vientiane (pronounce Viangchan in Lao), is a small, relaxed city and has more of a small town feel than that of a capital.Mekong before dark in VTESunset at Mekong River, VientianeIt is stretched out on the north-eastern bank of a bend in the Mekong River. From the river bank inland, the three main roads run parallel to the river, while the largest and widest boulevard, Lane Xang Ave, runs from the Presidential Palace to the northeast around Patuxai, the Victory Gate, towards the That Luang Stupa, the most important religious monument in Laos.Most of the restaurants, cafes, guesthouses and hotels are in the main “downtown” area and getting around is easy on foot, by bicycle or by tuk tuk. There are several mini markets selling western food and other necessities.Vientiane, Lane Xang Avenue (Patuxay view)Lane Xang avenue, Patuxai viewThere is a big variety of cuisine, from the local street food to good quality Lao and international restaurants including European, Indian, Japanese and vegetarian eating places.There are many temples in the town itself, so it is easy to stroll around and visit most of them, but remember the dress rules – women should wear modest clothes (covered arms and at least knee-length shorts and skirt, and men in T-shirts and shorts at a minimum) and shoes should be removed before entering a temple. Once a month, local monks gather at the Sangha College (Wat Ongteu) for Monk Chat with tourists. Monk Chat can also be found on Facebook.One of the best ways to travel is by bike and they can be hired from many places around town from between 10,000 and 20,000 kip per day. All the roads in Laos capital are now paved and there is good street lighting.That Luang is a little further out and quite a long walk, so a bike or tuk tuk is a good idea, especially in the hot season. Check Map of Vientiane for direction.Some temples (Wat Si Saket, That Luang and Haw Pha Kaew) charge a small entry fee for Lao nationals and foreigners.Laos Capital - Vientiane night marketLao handicrafts sold at night marketin VientianeVientiane has several markets, both for day to day needs and for souvenirs; the biggest of these is the Morning Market, about 10-15 minutes walk from the centre of town. There is also a vast range of shops selling traditional silk weavings and other handicrafts. There is also a small night market along the riverfront selling ethnic goods.There are also many, many places to get a relaxing foot or body massage, either in traditional Lao style or a more gentle oil one.Banks and exchange offices are located throughout the city centre and ATMs can now be found all round town. Click here for more info on money matters.At night it is possible to enjoy bars and music venues of many types. Some of the most popular venues for a sunset beer are the small outside local “cafes” which spring up along the river front every night, only to be packed up again and the end of business. At present (2010) the riverfront is being redeveloped, so these are concentrated at the end of the river nearest the end of Fa Ngum Rd.Apart from exploring the city itself there are several nice places to see around the Laos capital, Vientiane, where you can go kayaking, wild-water rafting, trekking through nature parks, such as Nam Ngum Lake, the Nam Lik eco-adventure area, Tha Ngon floating fish restaurant, Buddha Park and the Phou Khao Khouay national park.
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where is my laos country location

Laos is located in the centre of Southeast Asia, the geographic coordinates are 1800 N and 10500 E.This small completely landlocked country is widely covered by largely unspoiled diverse and rich tropical and sub-tropical forest. The thickly forested landscape consists mostly of rugged mountains in the north and with some plains and plateaus in the south.The highest point in the country is Phou Bia (Phou = mountain), reaching 2,820 metres (9,252 feet), that is located in Xiang Khoung province in the north of Laos.Total area of the country is 236,800km out of which 230,800 sq km is land (about 70% of this is mountainous) and another 6,000 sq km is water.Map of LaosThe country shares borders with Thailand, Myanmar, China, Vietnam, and Cambodia.The Mekong River flows throughout the entire country that forms a large part of its western boundary with Thailand, north-western boundary with Myanmar and southern boundary with Cambodia. Whereas mountains form most of the eastern border with Vietnam and northern border with China.

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visakha bucha day (in Buddhism)

VISAKHA BUCHA dayVISAKHA BUCHA (Vesak) means the worship of the Buddha on the full moon day of the sixth lunar month. It usually falls in May. In the case of a year with an extra eighth lunar month--Adhikamasa (there are 13 full moons in that year)-- the Visakha Bucha Day falls on the full moon day of the seventh lunar month.BIRTH-ENLIGHTENMENT-PASSING AWAYThe Vesak full moon day (The full moon day of Sixth lunar month)Visakha Bucha Day is one of the most important days in Buddhism because of three important incidents in the life of The Buddha, i.e. the birth, the enlightenment and the passing away, miraculously fall on the same month and date, the Vesak full moon day. .So each year, Buddhists throughout the world gather together to perform the worship to recollect the wisdom, purity and compassion of the BuddhaHISTORICAL BACKGROUNDThe Buddha was a king by birth. His clan name was Gotama. He was born in Sakya Kingdom, eighty years before the Buddhist Era (around 2625 year ago), at Lumbini Park (now called Rummindel, in Nepal, north of India), in Madhayama Pradesa, located between Kapilavastu, capital of the Sakya Kingdom and Devadaha, capital of the Koliya Kingdom, on Friday, the Vesak full moon day in the year of the dog.Prince Siddhatha (the Buddha's personal name) was the son of King Suddhodana and Queen Sirimahamaya. On his birthday, Queen Sirimahamaya who was pregnant, wanted to pay a visit to Devadaha wich was her native country.In the morning of the Vesak Full moon day, the Queen left Kapilavastu on a visit to Devadaha. Approaching a lovely park of Sals trees called Lumbini, located between the two capitals but nearer to Devadaha, the Queen wanted to visit the park and when she arrived at a Sal tree she started contractions and gave birth to a son there. When the Kings of Kapilavastu and Devadaha learned this, they were very happy and arranged a procession back to Kapilavastu.Prince Siddhatta was brought up in the midst of luxury, led the happy life of a privileged youth and married at the age of 16 to Princess Yasodhara or Bimba who bore him a son, Rahula.He discontened and took on the life of a wandering ascetic a the bank of the Anoma River. He was then 29.He studied the mystic practices of the foremost Brahmin ascetics and realized that such practices were not the way to enlightenment. He went on his own way applying the reflective thought of conscious meditation to a rational simple life of moderation.At the age of 35, he attained Enlightenment at Uruvelasenanigama subdistrict, Magadha State, (nowadays, located in the area of Buddha Kaya, Bihar State, India), on Wednesday, the Vesak Full moon day, the year of the cock, forty five years before the Buddhist Era.The Dhamma discovered by the Buddha was Ariyasacca or the Four Noble Truths, namely:The Noble Truth of SufferingThe Noble Truth of the Origin of SufferingThe Noble Truth of the Extinction of SufferingThe Noble Truth of the Path leading to the Extinction of SufferingAfter having attained Enlightenment, the Buddha wandered from place to place teaching his discoveries to people who are accessible to instruction, helping large numbers of them achieve various levels of spiritual attainment. He sent his followers to spread Buddhism in capitals, cities and upcountry, until Buddhism was firmly established and widely spread.The Buddha passed away on Tuesday, the Vesak full moon day in the year of the small snake under the two Sal trees in the Sala Grove of the Mallas in Kusinara, capital of the Malla State, (nowadays located in Kusinagara of Uttrarapradesa, India) at the age of eighty (around 2545 years ago).The performance of the rituals on Visakha Bucha day had been continuously observed in Jambudavipa or India, the motherland of Buddhism, for a long time before Buddhism spread to Sri Lanka laos and Thailand. There, the Visakha worship has been continually observed to the present day.
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