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chinese language

Howdy gang, me again, I hope everyone is feeling good today, not sick or tired or feeling depressed.  today I am writting to you about learning a new language.

I have been meandering and playing around with learning chinese.  I have several apps on my android and a few books helping to do this. what is interesting about this language is how the word structures are just so different.

example, You and I would say, I went to the library yesterday at something o clock, they say it I, yesterday, to the library, at o clock went,  something like this, or it is I yesterday, at o clock to the library went, not sure,  I am finding it hard to learn. it is a slow process for me. after a year and a half trying to learn it I still cant speak hardly any of it.

I am curious have any of you tried to learn chinese, or  korean or some language that is quite different from english or your native language? What helped you to learn it andwhat problems have you had?  what is really neat is if you google translate english into chinese it comes up and all you have to do is type your sentence into the box andit translates it into tradition or simplifed characters and I  use my pleco camara to translate to pinyin. really cool.

today it is so cold out and light dusting of snow I am like stuck in the house, not feeling well either, kind of feel like I am getting a sinus infection, hopfully just my normal allergies bothering me.  So I am looking at my grammar and reading and writting chinese text books I just got a couple of days ago.

anyway here aer some more pictures for you to enjoy.

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outer banks again for 2016

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ocracoke, look at all those birds around that ship, I used a 600 mm sigma long lens for these shots of ships

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great shots you can even see the crew, while I was watching these guys a dolphin went buy close to shore

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here is some more,

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cormorant back of fatty resturant in buxton, at a salt water marsh that leads to the sound,

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this guy I got alot of shots of, behind fattys resturant again, (if you want real honest to goodness ice cream their herseys ice cream is the bomb.)

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ah what is over there, hark, it is my imagination running wild again invisioning me living by this lighthouse where I plant a giant red wood 100 feet from it and watch it grow to full maturity and die in God’s new world where death and sin and wickedness and property taxes and man made oppression will be gone. actually your laughing at me arnt you?

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sunrise over the atlantic ocean, very pretty,

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sunrise behind the lighthouse view motel, really nice motel you get a nice clean room at a reasonable price off season.

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remember this plant from past posts? this was behind the falcon motel which is now in disrepair and being sold (the fence is damage by thepool and the pool was full of debris and stuff) now look at it after hurricane matthew

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poor plant was so pretty now it is destroyed from the salt water flooding.

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we fished on this soundside peir we were actually on our way to the aquarium when we came across this (and we also came across the visitor center for alligator river refuge and pea island refuge and allthe cool stuff they had inthere plus a gift shop which I naturally bought some pretty things there ) I did not catch anything but it allowed my husband to show me how to cast and now when something has the bait stuff like that.

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bodie lighthouse,

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my hubby fishing ocracoke island.  this is all for now.

 

spring 2015 outer banks 2

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mocking birds

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pretty yellow flowers, dont know what they are.

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another plant,

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lets hit the trail, buxton woods by the lighthouse.

did I mention the wind whipping off the ocean was as cold as ice,literally. lol

 

outer banks spring 2015 continued

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where are all the waves? here I sit and contemplate what would happen if while I wait for a wave a great white shark bites me, ouch!!!!! lol

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hahahahahahahahahha gulls.

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trees trees beautiful to see for you and me.

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hubby hubby and I fishing, well him anyway, wondering when the ice cicles will form on our faces as the wind off the ocean is cold enough to sink titanic 2, yikes!!!

cape hattaras light house

never get tired of lighthouses, just something about them i cant explain.

Hope your enjoying my brief trip to the outer banks in april, if you hate the cold wait until middle of may to risk going there.

some ramblings for today

Jeremiah 10:23 “I well know o Jehovah that man’s way does not belong to him, it does not belong to man who is walking to dirct his own step.”

Proverbs 4:19 “The way of the wicked is like the darkness, they do not know what makes them stumble.”

So people today without considering the bible to  much or at all are trying to decide right and wrong and how to solve problems, to make things work, morally, spritiually, economically, and even physically, like health care, how to solve the problem of everyone getting sufficient care.

It seems the more they try to solve problems the worse they make it, for example, the war on drugs, instead of making drugs hard to get they only made it more profitable and more dangerous. Obama care instead of making decent health care available to all they just now made it harder for anyone to afford decent care quickly, efficiently, and at lower costs. Unless that was their intent, keep making problems worse to keep justifying more taxes and more government intrusion and trespassing over people’s rights and liberties. They claimed that the war on terrorism is to make us safer to protect our liberties that the terrorists hate, but yet our liberty is eroding daily and our peace and security even faster.

Proverbs 6:12-19 speaks about what Jehovah hates, read those verses and see who do you see doing these things all the time both in positions of authority and among the common man whom you rub shoulders with daily?

Verse 12 says: “A useless and wicked man walks about with crooked speech.”

How often do those in positions of authority whether in politics, corporations, science, education, etc have been walking about with crooked speech?

People cannot seem to agree on right and wrong, truth or false, good or bad. So is it any wonder there are abortions, wars, poverty, broken marriages, poorly brought up children, and poor outcomes in health care for chronic illnesses like type 2 diabetes or auto immune disorders? Is it any wonder people are losing their conscience of right and wrong and are acting accordingly? Some people are so confused they become paralyzed and do nothing at all.

People are like the waves of the sea, they keep going which ever way the wind blows them. People lack true conviction because they cannot figure out what is right or wrong good or bad. And who are the winds (outside of Satan being responsible for stirring up the sea of rebellious mankind)?  They are what I like to call ‘creepy faces’ the ones who claim to and people look up to, to teach them what is the best way to solve the problems or handle different situations but who basically do not know what they are saying.  who are actually serving up poisoned waters (teachings that poison peoples minds and hearts bitter lies they drink up that moves them to do bad or harmful things. all the while thinking they are doing right when they are not.

Habakkuk explains just how I feel, probably how you feel too,

Hab 1:3-4, 13 just some of what he asks Jehovah. “Why do you make me witness wrongdoing and why do you tolerate oppression, why are destruction and violence before me? and why do quarreling and conflicts abound?” you see he was human just like you and me, he had the same feelings too about the injustice going on at that time which we see repeated again in our time.  VS 4 “so law is paralyzed and justice i never carried out for the wicked surround the righteous, that is why justice is perverted.”

Awe the world going from bad to worse. yet people still insist that they can reform the world into a peaceful and prospers place, but alas man has been trying to do that for thousands of years, the problem is not how to solve the problems that we see, most know what the solution is, we need to bring forth Justice and law and everyone must work to obey and protect it, but alas, people have become confused about what justice and law is. Why? Because they forget we are not designed to rule over ourselves without Devine guidance and protection. People are focusing to much value on human endeavors to solve problems, subdue wicked and bad people who interfere with the good people, they are in effect saying we worship man or the creature, rather than the creator.

This is why man will never solve the problems of  the world, because the wicked people and demons are the problem, along with our sinful natures they exploit for their own glory and enrichment. It is not the method of system it is the controller of the system that is the problem. Only Jehovah can remove the wicked (and decide who is wicked and not) and remove sin and death. ONly he has the wisdom, the knowledge, the authority, the balance of love, justice, power and wisdom that is supreme and we could never match ever.

Another thing i was ramling on about in my head is how many times we waste time, energy, money, and resist improvments under the false idea that we are somehow parasites on planet earth or that some are too greedy or selfish to be trusted with private property or running their own affairs (as long as they are not directly harming others and are allowing them the same freedom) but somehow that a group calling themselves government are some how more moral or something. Take the situation of the bonner bridge I have been reading about, the enviromentalists want it gone, but don’t say it in so many words, they just recite some fake enviromental damage they are doing having  the bridge there. so instead of using funds to build the new bridge they expected to build and funds were already set aside for it, they have to use it to fight ‘creepy faced’ enviromentalists who use taxpayer funds, hence they have unlimited spending and time to keep everyone else suspended and broke, to stop the rebuild of hte bridge because for some reason they want to cut off the outer banks to people.

So now they are suffering some serious safty issues of that bridge and they had to close it down for serious repairs, if they could of built the new bridge they wanted when they wanted it and had the funds they could dismantled the old bridge. instead of wasting time, and depleting their funds fighting every little frivilous lawsuit based on endangerd species act, the clean water acts and the you name it act. What is funny sad about the whole situation, is the bridge and people are not harming any crittor there, the enviromentalists are being paid by gov and corporations using taxpayer funds to literally dry up the economics of the outer banks so they can come in and make it part of the wildlife humans must keep out project for pennies on the dollar, basically robbing those people and the visitors who enjoy it.

it seems to me it is a land grab. using phoney science and enviromentalism  to do it. Get around due process as it were, and what is sad, is the government and courts are allowing it. Does anyone smell conspiracy to rob people of land, liberty, life and happiness? humm smells rotten to me. what did you just read? Jehovah hates lying, hands shedding innocent blood and accumulating riches that does not belong to him.

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it is such a pretty and enjoyable place no wonder they want to steal it from the people outside of consitutional requirements. they can’t stand the fact the common folk actually get to enjoy nature, remember they consider us a plague to nature and should never touch it see it let alone enjoy it.  especially since they cannot do so because they don’t want to rub shoulders with us common folk, we are so dirty in their eyes. But remember the real owners sees is all and is making judgements and purposes to reclaim the earth for all who love him. isaiah 65:21-25