Sabtu, 17 November 2012

Short stories about Love

Love Means... (a girl and guy were speeding over 100 mph on a motorcycle)
Girl: Slow down. I'm scared.
Guy: No this is fun.
Girl: No its not. Please, it's too scary!
Guy: Then tell me you love me.
Girl: Fine, I love you. Slow down! Guy: Now give me a big hug. (Girl hugs him)
Guy: Can you take my helmet off and put it on? It's bugging me.
In the paper the next day: A motorcycle had crashed into a building because of break failure. Two people were on the motorcycle, but only one survived. The truth was that halfway down the road, the guy realized that his breaks broke, but he didn't want to let the girl know. Instead, he had her say she loved him, felt her hug one last time, then had her wear his helmet so she would live even though it meant he would die.

There was a blind girl who was filled with animosity and despised the world. She didn't have many friends, just a boyfriend who loved her deeply, like no one else. She always used to say that she'd marry him if she could see him. Suddenly, one day someone donated her a pair of eyes.

And that's when she finally saw her boyfriend. She was astonished to see that her boyfriend was blind. He told her, "You can see me now, can we get married?" She replied, "And do what? We'd never be happy. I have my eye sight now, but you're still blind. It won't work out, I'm sorry."
With a tear in his eye and a smile on his face, he meekly said, "I understand. I just want you to always be happy. Take care of yourself, and my eyes."

There was a girl named Victoria and a boy named Andrew. Every day she would look at him at lunch and day dream until lunch was over. Every day she would hope that he liked her and Victoria was very brave.
So one day she walked up to him and said "do you like me" he said not even close. She said "do you think I'm pretty" he said not in a million years. Victoria was sooo upset she ran away but Andrew was too quick. He grabbed her arm and said you are so pretty you can never get prettier but I think you can find a way and I love you so much that I would do anything for you.

Cheap Romantic Ideas

Cheap Romantic Ideas

Romance doesn't have to come in at high costs to have the full effect. There are many things that couples can do together to ignite romance that cost very little, or are even free! Small gestures are crucial in maintaining the romance in the relationship. Small gestures often cost very little and are associated with all aspects of a happy relationship.Are you trying to think of something special to do for your partner to inject the romance back into the relationship? Use these cheap, romantic ideas to sweep your partner off their feet, while still balancing on yours. These ideas will demonstrate that romance is possible on a budget!
Texts and Email Love-Notes
Being in contact throughout the day is a great way not only to keep in touch, but to maintain the excitement for a later meet up. Something as simple as, "I can't wait to see you later" or "You looked really great when you left for work today" can have a positive effect on the relationship almost immediately. These small gestures will add a surprise to the inbox of your loved one, whether a text message sent through the cellular phone or an email that will put a smile on the face of your partner for the rest of the day.
A New Take on Take-Out for Two
A meal at your favorite take-out restaurant can be kicked up a notch when celebrated on a picnic blanket, or at a picnic table overlooking the sunset at your Favorite Park or lookout point. Bring along an Mp3 player for instant entertainment and a romantic reminder of the song that the two of you share. A couple of champagne glasses are an essential on this romantic take on a dinner for two. This is a great way to celebrate an intimate anniversary for two.
A Box full of Well Wishes
Buy or make an inexpensive box and fill it with folded messages to your partner. Each day, at the same time your partner can have the ability to open one of the messages to reveal the romantic thought, idea or compliment – directly from you! This idea works very well for partners that are going be separated for a period of time. When creating the notes use different pieces and types of paper to create unique messages that will keep your partner missing you until the moment you return home.
Champagne Scavenger Hunt
Go to the liquor store and buy a relatively inexpensive bottle of wine or champagne create a romantic??/';;p[destination that can be the conclusion to an exciting scavenger hunt. Create clues for your partner that is reminiscent of stages within the relationship. For example, the place of your first date, your favorite restaurant, and the first place you met or the place that you got married. Enlist the help of friends to hide clues in these locations and eventually the clues will lead your partner to you, a bottle of champagne and drinks underneath the open sky.
Dessert Out
Consider having dinner at home, rather than the traditional dinner out and head out on the town for a luxurious dessert. The costs of dessert alone are often less than dinner and provide a great alternative to the high costs of dinner. When trying to find the perfect dessert destination consider a creperie, a specialized dessert shop or even a decadent trip to a chocolate shop. As an alternative, dress to the nines and visit a local high end restaurant to experience some of the best crème brulee in the city, a classic dessert date.
Rooftop Date for Two
Sparkling lights, sparkling wine and a sparking relationship have the ability to turn a rooftop into a wonderful experience. Under the lights of the stars and the skyline of the city this great destination can be the host to a picnic, a table set for two and music to set the scene. Light up the rooftop with candles to achieve one of the most romantic experiences that you and your partner will experience. Ensure the rooftop has private access, or use trellises and curtains to create a sense of a private moment for two in the rooftop bliss.
Outdoor Movie Night
Many cities host movie nights outdoors where couples can bring their own snacks, bring their own refreshments and bring their own blankets to cuddle up and watch the movie outdoors. Be sure to bring your most comfortable outdoor chairs and dress warm, as the weather tends to cool off when the sun goes down. Take your date to this free event and gather all of your favorite snacks together and enjoy the night. To up the romance factor, bring your favorite bottle of sparkling cider and champagne glasses. An assortment of your favorite foods can complement the movie night in the square.
Free Concerts
Summertime is the perfect time to live in the city, as the festivals, events and concerts that happen in most cities during the summer can be low-cost date ideas for couples looking for something a little different. To cut costs, bring your own refreshments and watch the music, enjoying the experience the company and those hot summer nights. Consider getting some of your favorite appetizers from the street vendors, if you don't want to bring your own refreshments to the event.

Jumat, 16 November 2012

Love poem

Runaway Love
I still can't get over you, 
Your smile;your laugh. 
I'm defenseless just by looking at you, 
Your face;your eyes. 

I shouldn't have told anyone, 
What a huge mess it was; I'm filled with regrets, 
I guess I was at the wrong place, at the wrong time, 
I just want to talk to you again; like old times. 

You are completely charmed by him. 
You like him but stayed silent. 
Those hurtful words impaled right through my heart, 
It felt like grabbing a bare electrical wire 

I pressed my fingers against the cold window 
Hoping you would be on the other side. 
Pretending not to love you was very hard, 
Without you, there wouldn't be a me 

I've searched countless of replacement, 
Trying to get you out of my life. 
But none could replace the feelings I had for you. 
No one could ever compare to you. 

Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever find that girl again.. 
I've tried convincing myself too many times, 
My chance had gone; my luck had fade away, 
You"re all I had. 

I need you to know that I love you 
I want you to know that I can't live without you 
Will I ever love again? 
I'm left with nothing ; I want to disappear.

The Feeling Inside

There's a feeling inside me that makes me sad. It's called heartbreak. I used to be able to fall asleep at night without thinking of anyone. I used to be able to sleep without dreaming. I used to be able to sleep through a whole night without waking up. All those days were before I met you, before I broke your heart and mine all at the same time. Now I think of you before I sleep, I dream about you now and then, and almost every night I wake up at some point and get that super sad feeling. That feeling let's me know that I'm still missing you. Every damn day. I keep hoping for something that will never happen. I still want something I will never have. I have to move on, but moving on is so hard when you can't let go. And I'm still holding on even though you've let go so many times. 

I just don't know how to move forward. There is a huge part of me that wants and needs to let you go, but the tiny little part that still needs you is somehow winning this battle. The battle between my heart and my mind. It's hard to let go of something you might not have had to begin with, but it's damn near impossible to let go of something you have wanted for so damn long.

Everything inside me is screaming out for help. I need someone to rescue me, someone to be my hero. I'm waiting for the day when I'm no longer shattered in a million pieces. I want a time to come, when I can go a day without the sadness in me. I can't breathe when you're around me. I'm holding my breath waiting, for another piece of me to break. I can't change the past and I can't take back what I've done. All I can do is try to move on and hope that you do too. So that is what I hoped for and it's exactly what I got. You moved on just fine the only problem is I'm still left behind. I don't know where to go from here, how do I move on, what if the grass isn't greener on the other side. All I know is that I can't hide, I have to stop running away from my fears. Running from all the screw-ups that I made. I have to stop waiting for something that will never happen. It's too late to go back now. So I'm done running and I'm done waiting.

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The Frustrations of Camping in a Tent
 Each year, thousands of people throughout the United States choose to spend their vacations camping in the great outdoors. Depending on an individual's sense of adventure, there are various types of camping to choose from, including log cabin camping, recreational vehicle camping, and tent camping. Of these, tent camping involves "roughing it" the most, and with proper planning the experience can be gratifying. Even with the best planning, however, tent camping can be an extremely frustrating experience due to uncontrolled factors such as bad weather, wildlife encounters, and equipment failures.
     Nothing can dampen the excited anticipation of camping more than a dark, rainy day. Even the most adventurous campers can lose some of their enthusiasm on the drive to the campsite if the skies are dreary and damp. After reaching their destination, campers must then "set up camp" in the downpour. This includes keeping the inside of the tent dry and free from mud, getting the sleeping bags situated dryly, and protecting food from the downpour. If the sleeping bags happen to get wet, the cold also becomes a major factor. A sleeping bag usually provides warmth on a camping trip; a wet sleeping bag provides none. Combining wind with rain can cause frigid temperatures, causing any outside activities to be delayed. Even inside the tent problems may arise due to heavy winds. More than a few campers have had their tents blown down because of the wind, which once again begins the frustrating task of "setting up camp" in the downpour. It is wise to check the weather forecast before embarking on camping trips; however, mother nature is often unpredictable and there is no guarantee bad weather will be eluded.
     Another problem likely to be faced during a camping trip is run-ins with wildlife, which can range from mildly annoying to dangerous. Minor inconveniences include mosquitos and ants. The swarming of mosquitos can literally drive annoyed campers indoors. If an effective repellant is not used, the camper can spend an interminable night scratching, which will only worsen the itch. Ants do not usually attack campers, but keeping them out of the food can be quite an inconvenience. Extreme care must be taken not to leave food out before or after meals. If food is stored inside the tent, the tent must never be left open. In addition to swarming the food, ants inside a tent can crawl into sleeping bags and clothing. Although these insects cause minor discomfort, some wildlife encounters are potentially dangerous. There are many poisonous snakes in the United States, such as the water moccasin and the diamond-back rattlesnake. When hiking in the woods, the camper must be careful where he steps. Also, the tent must never be left open. Snakes, searching for either shade from the sun or shelter from the rain, can enter a tent. An encounter between an unwary camper and a surprised snake can prove to be fatal. Run-ins can range from unpleasant to dangerous, but the camper must realize that they are sometimes inevitable.
     Perhaps the least serious camping troubles are equipment failures; these troubles often plague families camping for the first time. They arrive at the campsite at night and haphazardly set up their nine-person tent. They then settle down for a peaceful night's rest. Sometime during the night the family is awakened by a huge crash. The tent has fallen down. Sleepily, they awake and proceed to set up the tent in the rain. In the morning, everyone emerges from the tent, except for two. Their sleeping bag zippers have gotten caught. Finally, after fifteen minutes of struggling, they free themselves, only to realize another problem. Each family member's sleeping bag has been touching the sides of the tent. A tent is only waterproof if the sides are not touched. The sleeping bags and clothing are all drenched. Totally disillusioned with the "vacation," the frustrated family packs up immediately and drives home. Equipment failures may not seem very serious, but after campers encounter bad weather and annoying pests or wild animals, these failures can end any remaining hope for a peaceful vacation.
     These three types of camping troubles can strike campers almost anywhere. Until some brilliant scientist invents a weather machine to control bad weather or a kind of wildlife repellant, unlucky campers will continue to shake their fists in frustration. More than likely, equipment will continue to malfunction. Even so, camping continues to be a favorite pastime of people all across the United States. If you want camping to be a happy experience for you, learn to laugh at leaky tents, bad weather, and bugs, or you will find yourself frustrated and unhappy.

Reading Text - Self and the city




YULITA SISXA (F12111041)


Self and the City : Toward civicism

Daniel A. Bell
And Avner de-Shalit

What is the big story of our age? It depends on the day, but if we count by centuries, then surely humanity’s urbanization is a strong contender.
(Apakah cerita besar di zaman kita? Hal ini tergantung pada hari, tetapi jika kita menghitung dengan berabad-abad, maka pasti urbanisasi manusia adalah lawan yang kuat.)

            Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities, compared to less than 3 percent in 1800. By 2025, China alone is expected to have 15 “mega-cities”, each with a population of at least 25 million. Are social critics right to worry about the atomized loneliness of big-city life?
( Saat ini, lebih dari setengah populasi dunia tinggal di kota-kota, dibandingkan dengan kurang dari 3 persen pada tahun 1800. Pada tahun 2025, China sendiri diperkirakan memiliki 15 "mega-kota", masing-masing dengan populasi minimal 25 juta. Apakah kritik sosial yang tepat untuk khawatir tentang kesepian yang dipisahkan dari kehidupan kota besar? )

            True, cities cannot provide the rich sense of community that often characterizes villages and small towns. But a different form of community evolves in cities.
( Benar, kota tidak dapat memberikan rasa kaya masyarakat yang sering mencirikan desa dan kota-kota kecil. Tapi bentuk yang berbeda dari masyarakat berkembang di kota-kota.)

            People often take pride in their cities, and seek to nourish their distinctive civic cultures.
(Orang sering bangga di kota-kota mereka, dan berusaha untuk memelihara budaya khas mereka sipil.)

            Pride in one’s city has a long history. In the ancient world, Athenians identified with their city’s democratic ethos, while Spartans prided themselves on their city’s reputation for military discipline and strength.
( Kebanggaan di satu kota memiliki sejarah panjang. Dalam dunia kuno, Athena diidentifikasi dengan etos demokrasi kota mereka, sementara Spartan membanggakan diri pada reputasi kota mereka untuk disiplin militer dan kekuatan.)

            Of course, today’s urban areas are huge, diverse and pluralistic, so it may seem strange to say that a modern city has an ethos that informs its residents’ collective life.
(Tentu saja, daerah perkotaan saat ini sangat besar, beragam dan pluralistik, sehingga mungkin aneh untuk mengatakan bahwa sebuah kota modern yang memiliki etos yang menginformasikan kehidupan kolektif penduduknya.)

            Yet the differences between, say, Beijing and Jerusalem, suggest that cities do have such an ethos. Both are designed with a core surrounded by concentric circles, but Jerusalem’s core expresses spiritual values, while Beijing’s represents political power. And a city’s ethos shapes more than its leaders.
(Namun antara perbedaan , katakanlah, Beijing dan Yerusalem, menunjukkan bahwa kota-kota yang memiliki seperti etos. Keduanya dirancang dengan inti yang dikelilingi oleh lingkaran konsentris, tapi inti Yerusalem mengekspresikan nilai-nilai spiritual, sementara Beijing mewakili kekuasaan politik. Dan etos sebuah kota membentuk lebih dari pemimpinnya.)

            Beijing attracts China’s leading political critics, while Jerusalem’s social critics argue for an interpretation of religion that holds people, rather than inanimate objects, sacred. In both cases, despite objections to the ruling ideology’s specific tenets, few reject the ethos itself.
(Beijing menarik kritikus politik terkemuka China, sementara kritikus sosial Yerusalem berdebat untuk interpretasi agama yang memegang orang, bukan benda mati, sakral. Dalam kedua kasus, meskipun keberatan terhadap ajaran tertentu ideologi yang berkuasa, beberapa menolak etos itu sendiri.)

            Or consider Montreal, whose residents must navigate the city’s tricky linguistic politics. Montreal is a relatively successful example of a city in which Anglophones and Francophones both feel at home, but language debates nonetheless dominate the political scene and structurean ethos for the city’s residents.
( Atau mempertimbangkan Montreal, yang penghuninya harus menavigasi politik rumit kota linguistik. Montreal adalah contoh yang relatif sukses dari sebuah kota di mana Anglophones dan Francophones berdua merasa di rumah, tapi debat bahasa tetap mendominasi panggung politik dan etos structurean bagi warga kota.)

            Hongkong is a special case, where the capitalist way of life is so central that it is enshrined in the constitution (the Basic Law). Yet Hongkong – style capitalism is not founded simply on the pursuit of material gain.
(Hongkong adalah kasus khusus, di mana cara hidup kapitalis begitu sentral bahwa itu diabadikan dalam konstitusi (Undang-Undang Dasar). Namun Hongkong -  gaya kapitalisme tidak didirikan hanya pada mengejar keuntungan materi.)

            It is underpinned by a Confucian ethic that prioritizes caring for others over self-interests, which helps to explain why Hongkong has the highest rate of charitable giving in East Asia.
(Hal ini didukung oleh etika Konfusianisme yang mengutamakan merawat orang lain atas kepentingan pribadi, yang membantu menjelaskan mengapa Hongkong memiliki tingkat tertinggi memberikan amal di Asia Timur.)

            Paris, on the other hand, has a romantic ethos. But Parisians reject Hollywood’s banal concept of love as a history that ends happily ever after. Their idea of romance centers on its opposition to staid values and predictability of bourgeois life.
(Paris, di sisi lain, memiliki etos romantis. Tapi Paris menolak konsep dangkal Hollywood cinta sebagai sejarah yang berakhir bahagia selamanya. Mereka ide pusat asmara pada oposisi terhadap nilai-nilai tenang dan prediktabilitas kehidupan borjuis.)

            In fact, many cities have distinctive identities of which their residents are proud. Urban pride, what we call “civicism”, is a key feature of our identities today.
(Bahkan, banyak kota memiliki identitas khas yang warganya bangga. Kebanggaan perkotaan, apa yang kita sebut "civicism", adalah fitur kunci dari identitas kita hari ini.)

            This matters in part because cities with a clear ethos can better resist globalization’s homogenizing tendencies. It is worrying when countries proclaim their timeless and organic ideals, but affirming a city’s particularity can be a sign of health.
(Hal ini penting sebagian karena kota-kota dengan etos yang jelas lebih bisa menahan kecenderungan globalisasi homogenisasi. Hal ini mengkhawatirkan ketika negara menyatakan cita-cita mereka abadi dan organik, namun menegaskan kekhasan sebuah kota dapat menjadi tanda kesehatan.)

            Chinese cities seek to counter uniformity via campaigns to recover their unique “spirit”. Harbin, for example, prides itself on its history of tolerance and openness to foreigners. Elsewhere, Tel Aviv’s official website celebrates, among other attractions, the city’s progressive role as a world center for the gay community.
(Kota-kota Cina berusaha untuk melawan keseragaman melalui kampanye untuk memulihkan mereka yang unik "roh". Harbin, misalnya, membanggakan diri pada sejarah toleransi dan keterbukaan terhadap orang asing. Di tempat lain, situs resmi Tel Aviv merayakan, antara atraksi lainnya, peran progresif kota sebagai pusat dunia untuk komunitas gay.)

            Urban pride can also prevent extreme nationalism. Most people need a communal identity, but it may well be better to find it in one’s attachment to a city than in an attachment to a country that is armed and willing to engage in conflict with enemies. Individuals who have a strong sense of civicism can make decisions based on more than patriotism when it comes to national commitments.
(Kebanggaan perkotaan juga dapat mencegah nasionalisme ekstrim. Kebanyakan orang membutuhkan identitas komunal, tapi mungkin lebih baik untuk menemukan dalam lampiran seseorang ke kota daripada di lampiran ke negara yang bersenjata dan bersedia untuk terlibat dalam konflik dengan musuh. Individu yang memiliki rasa yang kuat civicism dapat membuat keputusan didasarkan pada lebih dari patriotisme ketika datang ke komitmen nasional.)

            Cities with a strong ethos can also accomplish political goals that are difficult to achieve at the national level. China, the United States, and even Canada may take years to implement serious plans to address climate change.
(Kota dengan etos yang kuat juga dapat mencapai tujuan-tujuan politik yang sulit dicapai pada tingkat nasional. Cina, Amerika Serikat, Kanada dan bahkan mungkin waktu bertahun-tahun untuk melaksanakan rencana serius untuk mengatasi perubahan iklim.)

            Yet cities like Hangzhou, Portland, and Vancouver take pride in their “green” ethos, and go far beyond national requirements in term of environmental protection.
(Namun kota-kota seperti Hangzhou, Portland, Vancouver dan bangga "hijau" etos mereka, dan jauh melampaui persyaratan nasional dalam hal perlindungan lingkungan.)

            Urbanization is blamed for a wide variety of modern social ills, ranging from crime and incivility to alienation and anomie. But, by infusing us with their unique spirit and identity, our cities may, in fact, help to empower humanity to face the most difficult challenges of the 21st century.
(Urbanisasi disalahkan untuk berbagai macam penyakit sosial modern, mulai dari kejahatan dan ketidaksopanan keterasingan dan anomie. Tapi, dengan menanamkan kita dengan semangat mereka yang unik dan identitas, kota-kota kami mungkin, pada kenyataannya, membantu untuk memberdayakan umat manusia untuk menghadapi tantangan yang paling sulit dari abad ke-21.)

The writer is Daniel A. Bell (professor of arts and
humanities at Jiatong University, Shanghai, and
professor of ethics and political philosophy at Tsinghua
University, Beijing) and Avner de-Shalit (chair for
Democracy and Human Rights and dean of social
sciences at Herbew University, Jerusalem).

the process by which more and more people leave the countryside to live in cities
Person who tries to win something in competition with others.
To reduce something into small piece
Keep somebody or something alive and healthy with food.
Marking something as clearly different.
Of a town, city or it’s citizens.
the set of beliefs, ideas, etc
Jiwa khas suatu bangsa
Of different kinds.
Different groups of people
Not living
Considered to be holy
Principles, belief.
Difficult to do or deal with
A person who speaks English, especially in countries where English is not the only language
Berbahasa Inggris
Speaking French as the main language
Berbahasa Perancis
In spite of this fact.
Meskipun demikian
Make a law, right, etc and state it in an important document
Set of law and principles according to which a country is governed.
Economyc system in which a country’s trade and industry are controlled by private owners and not the state.
To be supported
Believing the teaching of Confucius
Kong hu cu
Kind in your attitude to others.
Love affair.
Ability to predict
dapat meramalkan
Class of people from the middle class
Kelas sosial menengah keatas
Principle of civil government
To become homogenous
If someone has a tendency to do or like something, they will probably do it or like it
Series of planned activities with a particular aim.
Number of people, especially people who live together
Carry out a plan, idea, etc.
Rude behaviour
Cause somebody to become unfriendly.
A lack of social or moral standards
Make sb/sth have a particular quality