April 30, 2012

Best Of Friends - Part 5

For some reason, the following story reminds me of a French children's song that I love...   

I've come to save you. Quick! Follow me...

...La petite biche est aux abois,
Dans les bois se cache le loup!
The two ran so fast and for so long, the wolf never
caught up to them.  But they had to take a bath...

Ouh! Ouh! Ouh! Ouh!
Mais le brave lapin est passe.
Il aida la biche a se sauver!
Eh, eh, eh, eh...

...before they could enjoy the sun set together.

Yes, I know, I took a few liberties with this one and changed the last two verses, but when you see these two love-birds, I'm sure you understand...

Ze End.

April 23, 2012

A Healthy Writer Is A Happy Writer

I find that writing always comes to me more easily when I feel rested.  And I've noticed that, no matter how many hours I sleep, if I eat poorly, I still feel drained.  Not only that, but I have more and more of a hard time concentrating on even simple tasks, such as typing words that ressemble English...

On that note, this interesting documentary came to my attention (attention, this movie's quite long, and subbed in Spanish):

With that, I think I'm gonna turn to zombyism or vampirism.  Hmmm... which one would be better?

April 13, 2012

Best Of Friends - Part 4

I know, I know, it's been a while since I've posted one of these "Best Of Friends" stories, but here's another for you!
I know, I just can't get enough of them :)

 This one's about a chimpanzee, Anjan.  Once again, mother nature showed its cruel side by rendering two white tiger cubs orphan.

But super chimp Anjan came to the rescue!  Anjan's now raising the cubs, with the help of some rangers.  He plays with them, consoles them, and even helps feed them with a bottle!

On a side note, Anjan's quite a practice nanny.  He's already raised lion cubs as well as leopard cubs!

April 7, 2012

A Knight's Oath

    It's interesting to see how one was expected to live back in the Middle Ages if one was to be a knight.  Sure, they had to be good Christians, be loyal to their King and accomplish lots of great deeds... but the most important goal was to gain one woman's love only.

“To reverence King, as if he were
Their conscience, and their conscience as their King,
To break the heathen and upholding the Christ
To ride abroad redressing human wrongs,
To speak no slander, no, nor listen to it,
To honour his own word as if his God’s,
To lead sweet lives in purest chastity,
To love one maiden only, cleave to her,
And worship her by years of noble deeds,
Until they won her.”
~Le Morte D'Arthur, Sir Thomas Malory

April 4, 2012


He hated all good workes and vertuous deeds,
And him no lesse, that any like did use;
And who with gratious bread the hungry feeds,
His almes for want of faith he doth accuse.
So every good to bad he doth abuse;
And eke the verse of famous Poets witt
He does backebite, and spightfull poison spues
From leprous mouth on all that ever writt.
Such one vile Envy was, that fifte in row did sitt.

The Faerie Queen, Edmund Spenser

Art by Tai Shou Tsubasa on deviantart

Truer words have not be spoken.  So if you happen to be the victim of any such abuse, it's very probably it's because your bully sees something in you he or she wants.  Don't be afraid to be who you are and walk tall!

PS: for all those of you who may happen to be in High School... don't worry.  (Most) everyone has a hard time in high school, trying to figure out what or who they are.  But those years go by fast, though they may seem interminably long to you (as they did for me).  And you'll see.  Already in college you'll be prized for your differences instead of being shunned for them.  So take courage, strive to become a better person, and be proud of yourself!