Archive for December, 2012


Bible Verse #1

jeremiah

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

To enlighten your minds for the second time this day and before celebrating a prosperous NEW YEAR to all of us, I would like to share my thoughts about this bible verse caught from the book of Jeremiah.

The Lord has all plans for us. Plans for us to be a better person. But sometimes we experience problems in our life. And these problems don’t mean that we will surrender easily. But this must be a challenge for us to improve ourselves to be a  better person. We can change ourselves through where our heart and mind wants. We must be contented of what we have and just wait what God will give to us.

Write something about this Bible Verse and share it with us. Advance Happy New Year!

Here’s a video on how to write an essay. Sit and relax as you watch this video.

inky-Quote!

walt disney

“All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.”

– Walt Disney

Another inspiring quote from one of the most famous cartoonist of 19th century-Walt Disney. This message is very emotional of course to all people who are doing their very best just to pursue and achieve their dreams. This cannot be done without the help of the people around them and the ones who truly love them. Their dreams also cannot be achieved if there is no perseverance, courage and patience within themselves. Most of us just go with the flow talking about the dreams that we want. But,  we must also think of it, that achieving our true and own dreams will make our life happier than we ever thought.

After reading this, I want you to think of it, what is your dream? And what will you do to achieve it? (You can express it by writing, or just expressing your thoughts). Hope you’ve enlighten by this quote. Have a nice day ahead!

writing

STEP 1:  PREWRITING

THINK

  • Decide on a topic to write about.
  • Consider who will read or listen to your written work.
  • Brainstorm ideas about the subject.
  • List places where you can research information.
  • Do your research.

 

STEP 2:  DRAFTING

WRITE

  • Put the information you researched into your own words.
  • Write sentences and paragraphs even if they are not perfect.
  • Read what you have written and judge if it says what you mean.
  • Show it to others and ask for suggestions.

 

STEP 3:  REVISING

MAKE IT BETTER

  • Read what you have written again.
  • Think about what others said about it.
  • Rearrange words or sentences.
  • Take out or add parts.
  • Replace overused or unclear words.
  • Read your writing aloud to be sure it flows smoothly.

 

STEP 4:  PROOFREADING

MAKE IT CORRECT

  • Be sure all sentences are complete.
  • Correct spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
  • Change words that are not used correctly.
  • Have someone check your work.
  • Recopy it correctly and neatly.

 

STEP 5:  PUBLISHING

SHARE THE FINISHED PRODUCT

  • Read your writing aloud to a group.
  • Create a book of your work.
  • Send a copy to a friend or relative.
  • Put your writing on display.
  • Illustrate, perform, or set your creation to music.
  • Congratulate yourself on a job well done!

Source: http://lewis.cpsb.org/faculty_pages/stacey.blanchard/THE%20FIVE%20STEPS%20OF%20THE%20WRITING%20PROCESS.htm

WRITING STRATEGIES~video clip

You can really learn a lot from this video! I picked this one because through animated videos, oldies, teenagers and of course children will keep watching this video. Enjoy watching!

MerryChr

There’s only 5 days left before Christmas! Are you thinking of a perfect Christmas? Well now, I’m going to express my thoughts about Christmas through writing! Hope you’ll like it.

Christmas is a season wherein people send each other cards and give gifts and greetings to their families and friends. In homes, we can see green trees glitter with colorful lights and balls. Also, children are the most excited when it comes to Christmas. Since they look forward to seeing a jolly, white-bearded man in a red suit named Santa Claus. Christmas only means just one thing: It’s the season of Christmas, a holiday celebrated every year on December 25.  We can say that children must be happy during Christmas season since they‘re thinking that it is time to receive gifts to their loved ones and time to see excitedly Santa Claus. And sometimes, most of them hang their socks under the fireplace. Christmas is everyday and everywhere. We can feel Christmas even though it’s not the time to celebrate it. But being with our loved ones everyday is a very special day more than Christmas Day for a person to feel. And Christmas will be perfect if we spend time with our loved ones.

HAVE A BLESSED DAY AND ADVANCE MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

christmas-trivia

– Rudolph the red nose reindeer, Santa Claus, Christmas trees. Did you ever wonder where these things started? No, I am not forgetting the birth of Jesus. This lens however, only deals with things we think of as being associated with the celebration of Christmas. (CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS)

-In the 1600’s when Christmas trees began, people used baked items to decorate them. The sugary sticks called candy canes were popular. They were only white and just straight sticks. In Germany, a choir master at the Cologne Cathedral put the hook on the end to look like a shepherd’s hook. Supposedly he passed them out the the children during the long services to keep them quiet. Later on, stripes were added. Nobody knows for sure when, but sometime around the turn of the century candy canes with green and red stripes began to appear. (CANDY CANE)

-As far back as the Romans, even perhaps before, people thought evergreen trees would help ward off evil spirits. During winter, these trees would remind them that green would eventually come back. Then it happened. Boom! Almost overnight Christmas trees sprang to life and became a symbol of Christmas! What happened? In England, Queen Victoria and her husband, Prince Albert (who was German), were seen in a drawing standing next to a Christmas Tree! The Victorians had to do it! It spread across the ocean, as America was enthralled with the Victorians as well. By the time 1900 came, Christmas Trees were well-entrenched and decorations became a big business. (CHRISTMAS TREE)

-In the third century, a monk named St. Nicholas lived near what is now Turkey. He is said to have devoted his life to giving away money, food, and other items so others could live and survive. He was the saint of children and sailors. A feast in St. Nicholas’ honor was held on December 6th, the day he died. Apparently his legend and honor traveled all over the known world. Holland, for some reason, embraced him the most. (SANTA CLAUS)

source: http://www.squidoo.com/christmasfacts

charles schulz

“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.”
Charles M. Schulz

Another quote to be reflected. In our life, Christmas sometimes is not special for us because there are bad things that we encounter during that season or maybe problems in life. But we must always remember whether we experience bad or good things during Christmas, we must also give an effort to someone special for us, it may be our family (our loved ones). And it may be a relief to us if we give joy to other people without thinking of any return. And this is the true essence of celebrating the Birth Of Jesus or also known as Christmas Day!

Good day santa-claus-ohohoinky-users! It’s only 10 days before Christmas! And I know each of us will celebrate on how they prepare and interpret in this big event. So,  I will share some of my thoughts of what real Christmas is all about.

Christmas, according to Calvin Coolidge, is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. And I agree with this, since for me material things are not important during Christmas. It’s not important if you didn’t receive any material gifts coming from your relative. It’s not also important if you didn’t receive the material things that you want this Christmas. Because the real essence of Christmas is that both of you will give and receive love from each other. Whether you don’t have any preparations like foods, and all those stuffs. But the most important thing is that you and your family are complete and happy celebrating the special day and the most awaited day to all of us- Christmas season.

inky-Christmas is approaching!

merry

Hi inky-users!! Are you excited that Christmas is now approaching? Well, for me it’s yes. Christmas is one of the important events when it comes to family gathering. And I keep on thinking why wouldn’t we use Christmas as our main topic in terms of writing? I mean, this is only an event but we will more enjoy it if we do know how to appreciate writing especially in this kind of event. At least we can express our thoughts about what we do during Christmas and we can also see the differences and similarities among other cultures. Hope, you can write something about this.

Happy blogging!