Culture

Believe in Yourself

Submitted by ub on Fri, 01/13/2023 - 04:46
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I tell everyone as well as anyone who will listen that If you don't believe in yourself, how can you expect others to believe in you?

It starts with ourselves by gaining clarity about who we want to be in the world. Confidence is like a muscle, the more you use it, the more it grows. And magic happens ūüė䬆

Age usually brings with it knowledge, wisdom and expertise so rely on others who will share it, or use it once you get it.

EIGHT

Submitted by ub on Sat, 12/24/2022 - 08:30
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I used to embrace and look up to the number eight, but this morning I hate it as the temperature outdoors is a freezing cold EIGHT.

The number 8 is said to be the luckiest number in Chinese culture and they believe the more the merrier. I will have to test this theory when it's 88 degrees outside. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kle2xHhRHg4

Hispanic Heritage Month

Submitted by ub on Sun, 10/09/2022 - 19:22
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Rita Moreno defied her humble upbringing and racism to become a Puerto Rican proud Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winner.

Ms. Moreno can be considered as the first Puerto Rican woman to achieve Super Hero status. Explore her 70-year career with new interviews, clips of her iconic roles and scenes of the star on set today.

Cuban Dancing

Submitted by ub on Tue, 09/20/2022 - 09:22
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As a proud Cuban-American, I ask why our dances are the most popular, lively, and passionate forms of movement in the entire world.

These dances are characterized by delicate and sensual movements and provide both the practitioners and spectators with an unforgettable experience.

Cuban dance is as unique as the music that accompanies it. Cuban culture is highly diverse and one of the most interesting ways to begin to understand Cuban people is by exploring, watching, and trying the various dance forms which are popular here.

Advice vs Advise

Submitted by ub on Tue, 07/19/2022 - 21:20
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Here is one for spell check or AI to answer. The phrase is to ask, or request. Which is the etiquette word and please tell it like it is. 

Etiquette is mandatory in language, whether in writing or in spoken form. Etiquette means observing every convectional requirement for polite behavior among associates of the same profession or members of the same group. 

Advise means offering recommendations to someone on the best measures they can take about something.

LOVE vs HATE

Submitted by ub on Sun, 07/03/2022 - 11:35
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These both cloud our thinking and judgment. They’ve sparked confrontations, violence, wars, and some of the greatest epics of all time. Both make our heart rate increase, our pupils dilate, and our palms moist.

OK. So it seems like love and hate are not quite so different. Plenty of age-old sayings agree: There’s a thin line between love and hate. The opposite of love is never to hate, it is indifference. Common knowledge points to hate as a learning process, which I not only believe, but I have met a few individuals who never missed a lesson and have shown little class.

Thanks, Gracias, Xiexie

Submitted by ub on Thu, 06/09/2022 - 07:15
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Say thank you to deepen a friendship, repair a bond, to make sure another person knows what they mean to you. Try it, you'll like it.

I was taught from a young age to say thank you. It’s the polite thing to do! I teach my children and students to show appreciation and respect and expect them to do so when they received kindness from others.

ELECTION

Submitted by ub on Mon, 06/06/2022 - 13:18
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My wife and I watched a film called Election this weekend. As an educator, t first I liked the student but then changed my mind.

Eventually, it develops into involuntary laughter to the end of the story of deserved and undeserved comeuppance for the two main characters. If alien archeologists ever land on Earth long after we're gone and want to appreciate the true human spirit, this film will be a piton on their climb.

This film perfectly captures the raw ambition and psychopathy of that type of bloodless overachiever who will do anything, including cheating to win.