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Archive for August, 2007

No Small Roles

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Getting into the Role

How happy are we about what we do? Well for many of us, it’s not easy to be happy with our status. We find it hard to handle pressure, and disappointment when we don’t get the position, recognition, or roles in school or work that we had hoped for.

For many of us, playing minor roles is just not enough. But we can learn from children, and I have just the story to give a fresh perspective on this matter.

Whenever I’m disappointed with my spot in my life, I stop and think about little Jamie. Jamie was trying out for a part in a school play. His mother told me that he’d set his heart on being in it, though she feared he would not be chosen. On the day the parts were awarded, I went with her to collect him after school. Jamie rushed up to her, eyes shining with pride and excitement. “Guess what Mom,” he shouted, and then said those words that will remain a lesson to me: “I’ve been chosen to clap and cheer.”

So what’s our outlook on our own circumstances? Do we show discontentment or do we value whatever it is we do, as long as we put our all into it? After all, there are no small roles, it’s up to us to take our roles to great heights. Chin up everyone! :)

[Story from taby.com, image from metroactive.com]

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Movie Magic

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Here’s a very amusing video from “All About Kyle” a blog made by a very proud father for his 5-year-old son Jared Kyle.

This video doesn’t show Kyle, instead his cousins Paolo and Jaden are the stars. This family sure knows how to have fun :) It’s a simple but fun trick to do, especially for people who are into the Harry Potter craze! Hope you enjoyed that simple clip, and hope you’re getting some ideas of your own. Who knows , it could be your clip up here next! :)

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New Baby Panda at the San Diego Zoo!

Friday, August 24th, 2007

San Diego Zoo - Panda

A 16-year-old Panda named Bai Yun (meaning “White Cloud”) gave birth to a healthy cub at the San Diego Zoo early this month!

The baby Panda currently weighs in at 23.5 ounces and is about 11.4 inches long. Zoo officials say the cub is very vigorous and is making a very good impression, however, the cub will not receive a name until it is 100 days old, following Chinese tradition.

Bai Yun is no first time mommy. She already had 3 cubs, all of them also born in the month of August. Her first baby Hua Mei was born in 1999, her second named Mei Sheng was born in 2003, and Su Lin, the third baby, was born in 2005.

Mommy Bai Yun is part of San Diego Zoo’s breeding program, in which Giant Pandas like her are kept in captivity for the purpose of increasing the panda population. As you all may know, Giant Pandas are endangered creatures, with only a total of about 2,000 both in the wild and in captivity. Times have not been good for pandas, and because of continuing habitat loss and a low birth rate, they are in danger of becoming extinct without human intervention.

That’s why the good people at the San Diego Zoo and in many other animal centers are helping so that this doesn’t happen. The cub’s first exam revealed that the cub is healthy and in very good condition. According to San Diego zoo, the gender of the cub will not be determined until the second exam.

Here’s looking forward to more good news for these gentle giants. Congratulations mommy Bai Yun!

[Image: Happy News, news: San Diego Zoo]

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Beat the Rainy Day Blues

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

Go to Brain Freeze

Have you noticed any changes in your mood when the rainy season comes? Notice how some of us just prefer to sit around, we walk slower, talk slower, and don’t feel like joking around all that much?

Well our featured happy blogger today is Shadowcat13 and her blog called Brain Freeze. In her post called “Rainy Days = :( “, she talks about how the rain clouds have been affecting her mood:

It’s been raining pretty hard here these past days.:( The weather’s making me more than just a little depressed, even if there’s not really no reason to be like that.

Last night on a news report, though, I finally found the reason why we get sad and depressed when the gray clouds roll in (and it’s not because they seem to be crying)…

She mentions what is called “Typhoon Affective Disorder”, and gives us some useful and practical tips on how to beat the blues brought in by the cloudy days. Despite her mood, she still found time to share with us what to do when these blues kick in. Be sure to visit her blog to find out more about what this happy blogger does to stay happy! :)

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Happy Childhood Memories

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

For today’s feature, we have a nice blog post from rei_kuassary called “Calvin and Hobbes“, about a classic comic strip and how she was able to recall good times as a kid.

Calvin HobbesCalvin and Hobbes is a comic about an imaginative six-year-old boy named Calvin, and his stuffed tiger, which in his mind is actually his best friend.

In the post, rei_kuassary takes a moment to look back into this piece of her childhood, and her own similar experiences like it:

Remember back when you were still a little kid? All the happy days when going to the playground was the best time of your life. Some of you probably had an imaginary friend to talk to and play with… That friend was the one who understood you best, always there for you, always ready to hear you out…

Surely, we can all look back to days when our imagination took us to wonderful places as kids. We’d imagine going on great adventures with great people, and just about anything our mind can come up with. As rei_kuassary wrote, “Good days… Great memories…

What about you, do you have any happy childhood memories? We’d love to read about them. :)

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