Saturday, February 27, 2010
Tarsiers are haplorrhine primates of the genus Tarsius, a genus in the family Tarsiidae, which is itself the lone extant family within the infraorder Tarsiiformes. Although the group was once more widespread, all the species living today are found in the islands of Southeast Asia.
The Philippine Tarsier (Tarsius syrichta), known locally as the Maumag in Cebuano/Visayan, is an endangered tarsier species endemic to the Philippines. It is found in the southeastern part of the archipelago, particularly in the islands of Bohol, Samar, Leyte, and Mindanao. Its name is derived from its elongated "tarsus" or ankle bone.
Its geographic range also includes Maripipi Island, Siargao Island, Basilan Island and Dinagat Island. Tarsiers have also been reported in Sarangani, although they may be different subspecies. Being a member of a family that is about 45 million years old, it was only introduced to western biologists in the 18th century.
Monday, February 15, 2010
If we agree that the soul exists before birth, and that the soul journeys through various lifetimes (also referred to as reincarnation), then it stands to reason that the higher-conscious self could make commitments before entering its next lifetime. It is generally believed, though, that after birth the memory of these contracts fades, leaving most of us to carry out these agreements in more subconscious ways, trusting that the universe will guide us.
We Need Others
Whatever our soul's missions in life, we need others to help accomplish it. By developing these soul agreements with other individual souls, we plan to meet them at a certain point in our lives, which is best for whatever 'work' we need to do together to accomplish our mutual spiritual goals. According to this belief, we can make agreements with hundreds, even thousands of individual souls, who will aid in our spiritual evolution.
In making these soul agreements, we are using a higher, multi-dimensional consciousness, which we all posses, and which is regarded as superior to our normal human consciousness. This means, no matter what our age or conscious spiritual maturity, we can always be in contact with our 'higher selves.' More specifically, before conception, we would be in communication with our parents -- our souls would contact their higher consciousness to make the agreement with them to parent us in the upcoming lifetime.
The essence of this belief holds that our souls choose beforehand what type of environment, amid the myriad possibilities, to be born into. These encompass everything from protective and cherished environments, to those that are abusive and traumatic.
Why would someone bring a painful experience into their lives -- especially when they are too young to protect themselves?
If you make an agreement with a parent who displays abusive qualities, there's something you learn from their behavior. Your soul needs to understand trauma and pain on a very distinct and intense level in order to heal others. It's about setting a karmic balance in motion -- perhaps you were the abuser in another lifetime. This way, you truly learn to purge those qualities and heal yourself from their effects.
How Karma Comes Into Play
Another factor involved in soul contracts is karma. Karma can be explained as the concept of retributive justice determining an individual's condition of life, and the state of his or her reincarnations as the outcome of his past deeds. Accordingly, we vibrate the energy of our past lives and actions towards the next vehicle, or body, that we deserve. Our previous actions, positive and negative, resonate a precise energy vibration, which like a magnet, attracts a specific body and circumstance to be born into. Congruently, our souls attach to the particular environment that we are most adept to deal with.
If we wish to fulfill our soul's mission in this lifetime, it is imperative that we hold to our soul contracts, especially the ones of critical importance. We can accomplish this by listening intently to our higher selves, experiencing along the way, treasured encounters with fellow travelers. Whether for a day or a decade, they voyage with us, joining us on our journey towards fulfillment and enlightenment.
Soul Contracts 101
Breakdown for beginners
by Alina Mikos
Sunday, February 14, 2010
ABC's Of Love
A=ALWAYS being there for one eachother.
B=BEAUTIFUL words and feelings.
C=CRYING for love, happiness, not to lose eachother.
D=DAY DREAMING of eachother all the time.
E=EVERLASTING love is be our answer.
F=FOREVER is our future.
G=GENTLE touch, gentile words.
H=HOLDING someone as special as you.
I=INTIMATE feelings we have for eachother.
J=JOY is our happiness of being together.
K=KIND and loving is our emotions.
L=LOYAL we are to eachother.
M=MARRIED is how we want to be.
N=Our love is so NATURAL, so pure, so true.
O=Our love can OVERCOME anything.
P=PRINCESS that's what I am to you.
Q=I sometimes QUESTION myself is this true or only a dream because its to good to be true.
R=We're like ROMEO and juliet.
S=SWEETHEART that's what you are to me.
T=We TRUST eachother in every way.
U=UNTIL I met you I was nothing.
V=I VALUE your presence each and every day.
W=WONDERFUL feelings we have for eachother.
X=X-TREAMLY in love.
Y=There is no love deeper than the love I feel for YOU.
Z=Nothing for Z but for you to ZEE (see) how much I really love you.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
At a crossroads
Do you feel like you've lost your focus? That's what the lost schedule brings to mind. You indicated that you're in your late 20s, a time when we often feel pressured to start making our mark on the world. As such, the dreams may be a wake-up call to set some stronger goals, or perhaps to rethink the goals you already have, so they align with your life's purpose. Is your work challenging and fulfilling? Are you growing professionally, or are you stagnating at a job that's too comfortable? Or perhaps you need a complete change of direction?
Going back to high school and trying to find your class may indicate you feel unprepared for the next step in your life. Whether it's your career, love life, or something else, you may be stuck in the past and need to move forward in certain areas of your life. Do some soul-searching to see where you need to grow, both personally and professionally.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Although job-related skills and experience rank high in importance in whether or not you land the position, during the initial hiring process they have less power than most of us think. That's because the first thing we notice about someone is their appearance, and more specifically, the way they are dressed.
According to a study by Frank Bernieri, Ph.D., an associate professor of psychology at Oregon State University within the first 10 seconds of meeting your interviewer--otherwise known as the meet-and-greet--that person has decided whether or not you're right for the job. Those who come across as polished and pulled together are quite simply more likely to be hired than those who are seen as putting in less effort.
You might want to check out this link In Pictures: How To Dress For A Job Interview especially if you are having job interview soon.
According to Bernieri, dressing the wrong way is equivalent to the worst social faux pas: "like picking your nose during an interview." And with last month's unemployment rate for women age 20 and older at 7.9%--the latest data available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics--the competition alone should provide impetus to ace your interview.
Check this out; Dressing 101
When it comes to dressing for an interview, the consensus is that conservative is best. "Dressing conservatively means you care on a couple of different dimensions," notes Bernieri. "One, you're making an effort; two, you're making an effort not to offend; three you're polite and respectful."
The most common mistake among candidates is not paying attention to the details, says Kim Zoller, founder and president of Image Dynamics, which advises companies like Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton on image and communication skills. Ill-fitting or too-tight clothes and casual ensembles make you look lazy or sloppy. "If you're not dressed well, you can say all the right things ... but you won't get the job when you're being compared with a lot of other capable people who are dressed better," explains Zoller.
Zoller, who used to work at a staffing agency, started her business because "I saw women coming in to this agency, and they had great résumés, but they weren't getting jobs because they didn't know how to dress."
In Pictures: How To Dress For A Job Interview
Friday, February 5, 2010
When I first saw this video at Melody's blog it really crack me out. Take a look at the video and for sure it will give you a good laugh. The dialogue are so pur-fect with their meowing lol. This is how cat sounds like when they like the female cat. LMAO
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
My ever Fabulous, feeling pretty sissy Rachael "Jijie". Well, she is indeed pretty no question ask. Like my father used to say when Jijie was born "his mestiza daughter". She was married to an American Man also but just recently decided to come home and stay here for a while. She always have beautiful life that, traveling, party, getaway, shopping and more are the things she love to do.
The prettiest sissy of us all Louella "Weng". She is my bff when both my sissy went to the US. I hope soon she will get hitch as she is getting older already. She is a sweet sister, very responsible and sensitive.
There you go, you meet my siblings already. Hope you keep coming back in my pastime and read more updates about us. Have a good day!
Monday, February 1, 2010
Photo by: Alexa for Madewell, Alexander Wang, Charlotte Ronson, Nanette Lepore, Zac Posen / Getty Images
Velvet is one of those fabrics you either love or you hate. Thinking back on the crushed-velvet tops we wore in the past, we can’t help but cringe, but a black velvet blazer can be stunning! This season dozens of designers used the lush fabric in very creative ways. Does this make us want to drape ourselves in velvet like George Costanza on “Seinfeld”? Kind of! And this fall we will have loads of options to choose from. This information brought to you By Joanna Douglas, Shine Staff.