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March 19, 2018 Leave a comment

I don’t remember where I saw this write up, but I loved it and saved it. Do have a read and if it’s not too late for you, adjust accordingly.

The Stranger

A few years after I was born, my Dad met a stranger who was new to our small town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer, and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was quickly accepted and was around from then on.

As I grew up, I never questioned his place in my family. In my young mind, he had a special niche. My parents were complementary instructors: Mum taught me good from evil, and Dad taught me to obey. But the stranger…he was our storyteller. He would keep us spellbound for hours on end with adventures, mysteries, and comedies.

If I wanted to know anything about politics, history or science, he always knew the answers about the past, understood the present, and even seemed able to predict the future! He took my family to the first Premiership game. He made me laugh, and he made me cry. The stranger never stopped talking, but Dad didn’t seem to mind.

Sometimes, Mum would get up quietly, while the rest of us were shushing each other to listen to what he had to say, and she would go to the kitchen for peace and quiet. I wonder now, if she ever prayed for the stranger to leave.

Dad ruled our household with certain moral convictions, but the stranger never felt obligated to honor them. Profanity, for example, was not allowed in our home – not from us, our friends or any visitors. Our longtime visitor, however, got away with four-letter words that burned my ears, made my dad squirm, and my mother blush. Dad didn’t permit the liberal use of alcohol, but the stranger encouraged us to try it on a regular basis. He made cigarettes look cool, cigars manly, and pipes distinguished. He talked freely (much too freely!) about sex. His comments were sometimes blatant, sometimes suggestive, and generally embarrassing.

I now know that my early concepts about relationships were influenced strongly by the stranger. Time after time, he opposed the values of my parents, yet he was seldom rebuked…and never, not once, asked to leave.

More than fifty years have passed since the stranger moved in with our family. He has blended right in and not nearly as fascinating as he was at first. Still, if you could walk into my parents’ den today, you would still find him sitting over in his corner, waiting for someone to listen to him talk and watch him draw his pictures.

His name?

We just call him TV.

He has a wife now….Computer.
Their first child is Cell Phone.
Their second child Video Games.

They now have a wonderful grandchild, she is a genius!
She is fondly called WhatsApp.
She is nearly more popular than her mom, her older cousin, Facebook, and her new baby cousins, Snapchat and Instagram.

This stranger and the members of his family appear to have taken up permanent residence in our homes and we seem powerless to check their excesses!

all smiles

September 1, 2011 Leave a comment

In 2010, Pearl Kreations released a collection of smileys called The Moods. The collection of smileys was inspired by the Western world (Americas and Europe) emoticons which lay emphasis on the mouth. For example, 😉 and =D. They are typical created using an equals to sign or a colon for eyes, a dash for the nose and one (1) or two (2) other characters/symbols for the mouth. Anyone who uses any form of instant messaging (IM) like BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) or Whatsapp would know exactly what I’m talking about. The collection featured eight (8) different emoticons:

Left-Right and Top-Bottom = devil/meany face (>=)), angry/frowny face (X-(), geek/nerdy face (😎), excited/laughing face (😀), happy/smiley face (🙂), smooch/kissy face (:-*), wasted/stoned face (:-O) and the infamous flirt/winky face (😉).

Today, Pearl Kreations is introducing the new smiley collection called The Anime. This collection of smileys is inspired the Eastern Asian emoticons. Unlike the Western/American style emoticons which lay emphasis on the mouth, these focus on the expression of the eyes. They are typical created using an underscore a mouth with two (2) other characters/symbols for eyes. This collection also features eight (8) different emoticons:

Left-Right and Top-Bottom = purple (O_o) which represents being confused/sarcastic (a raised eyebrow), yellow (^_^) which represents being cheerful/elated, green (-__-) which represents being exhausted/perplexed (a sigh), blue (O_O) which represents being shocked/surprised (a widened gaze), pink (*_*) which represents being bashful/shy, white (+_+) which represents being angry/furious, orange (^_0) which represents being flirty/teasing (a wink), and red (X_X) which represents being dead/in trouble.

I hope this new collection sells as well as its predecessor!