Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Unsolved Mystery

The Ark of the Covenant

The Ark is considered the greatest of all hidden treasures and its discovery would provide indisputable truth that the Old Testament is hard fact. Its recovery remains the goal of every modern archaeologist and adventurer. Its purpose was as a container for the ten commandments given on stone tablets by God to Moses on Mount Sinai. According to the book of Exodus, the Ark is made of shittim wood (similar to acacia) and gold-covered inside and out. It was topped by a mercy seat comprising two cherubs also made of gold. It was believed to have supernatural powers due to several events, including causing the death of a man, who attempted to steady the Ark as the oxen hauling it stumbled, bringing down the walls of Jericho in one battle, and showering misfortune on the Philistines after they captured it in another. There are several speculations around the final resting place of the Ark, and whilst it would take a shrewd operator to find it, it would need a brave or even foolhardy person to open it!

Amazing Facts


Socrates was one of the wisest men in Greece? He became famous for asking questions about almost everything.

Alexander the Great was one of the most famous generals in history? He conquered much of the early civilized world, and introduced Greek ideas and ways to the people he conquered.

Hammurabi, a famous historical world leader, defeated the Sumerians about 3,000 years ago, and created Hammurabi's Laws which stated that strong people should not hurt weak people?

The first Egyptian pharaoh was Menes? Pharaoh is another name for king.

One of Egypt's most famous and powerful pharaohs was a woman names Hatshepsut? She sent ships to parts of the world to find treasures.

Confucius was one of China's greatest teachers?

Julius Caesar was a famous Roman dictator? He was responsible for conquering many new lands for Rome.

Augustus Caesar became the first Roman emperor? He brought peace to the Roman empire.

Charlemagne was one of the greatest kings to rule during the Middle Ages? He believed that people should learn as much as they could.

Martin Luther founded the Protestant religion?

King William of France conquered the English, and after his death, other kings built a strong government for England?

Henry II of England established laws for all of the people of England?

King John, who was considered unfair, was forced by English nobles to sign the Maga Carta which limited the powers of a king?

Under the rule of Queen Elizabeth I, England became one of the most powerful nations in the world?

Joseph Stalin, a leader of the Soviet Union, wanted all of Eastern Europe to become communist?

Lech Walesa was a famous leader in Poland who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983? He was the leader of the Solidarity movement in Poland which won freedom from communist rule.

Mikhail Gorbachev, a famous leader of the Communist party, is known for bringing many new ideas into the communist government?

One of the most famous leaders in Africa was Nelson Mandela? He fought against apartheid (separation of whites and blacks)?

Mao Zedong, a Communist general, took control of China after World II ended and began to rebuild China?

Monday, October 20, 2008

Hidden Meaning of My Name

What Maureen Means?

You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.
You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.
You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic “Type A” personality.

You are a very lucky person. Things just always seem to go your way.
And because you're so lucky, you don't really have a lot of worries. You just hope for the best in life.
You're sometimes a little guilty of being greedy. Spread your luck around a little to people who need it.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.
You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

Amazing Burger Eater!

Have you read the news from Yahoo? This guy ate this 115 pounder giant burger; I don't know how he did that but that was amazing! It took him more than 4 hours to finish eating it. If you to break his record in less than 4 hours, you will be the first one to beat him.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Friendship Tag

I grabbed this tag over my Aunt's Blog and thought of sharing this to all my friends online.
We need Friends for many reasons,
all throughout the season.
We need Friends to comfort us when we are sad,
and to have fun with us when we are glad.
We need Friends to give us good advice,
We need someone we can count on,
and treat us nice.
We need Friends to remember us once
we have passed sharing memories that will always last.

I am grateful for the friends I have and friends I met online; they became part of my life and have learned a lot from their good example, humility, kindness, love and sincerity. I will always cherish them for the rest of my life. True friends are hard to find, that is why I am holding them in my heart! Thank you all guys for being such...

Recognition Day 2007

This picture was taken during my sisters (Camille and Ara) recognition day last year. And with us was my cousin (Jacob) from Virginia, U.S.A. He was then barely 3 years old; was "makulit" and palyful; we miss him so much. Hope they can come celebrate Christmas with us someday :-). BTW, just graduated from High School here.

Old enough for trick or treating...

Halloween or All Saints Day is just around the corner, too bad I am old enough to go trict or treating and wear a costume. My youngest sister, Ara is lucky because she is still young and can do that. Oh well, will just ask her for some choclates and candies when she gets home from trick or treating.