The Boy & the Apple Tree
A long time ago, there was a huge apple tree. A little boy loved to come and play around it everyday. He climbed to the treetop, ate the apples, took a nap under the shadow: He loved the tree and the tree loved to play with him. Time went by the little boy had grown up and he no longer played around the tree every day.
One day, the boy came back to the tree and he looked sad.
"Come and play with me" the tree asked the boy.
"I am no longer a kid, I do not play around trees any more the boy replied.
"I want toys. I need money to buy them."
"Sorry, but I do not have money but you can pick all my apples and sell them. So, you will have money."
The boy was so excited. He grabbed all the apples on the tree and left happily. The boy never came back after he picked the apples. The tree was sad.
One day, the boy who now turned into a man returned and the tree was excited.
"Come and play with me" the tree said.
"I do not have time to play. I have to work for my family. We need a house for shelter. Can you help me?"
"Sorry, but I do not have any house. But you can chop off my branches to build your house."
So the man cut all the branches of the tree and left happily. The tree was glad to see him happy but the man never came back since then. The tree was again lonely and sad.
One hot summer day, the man returned and the tree was delighted.
"Come and play with me!" the tree said.
"I am getting old. I want to go sailing to relax myself. Can you give me a boat?" said the man. "Use my trunk to build your boat. You can sail far away and be happy."
So the man cut the tree trunk to make a boat. He went sailing and never showed up for a long time.
Finally, the man returned after many years.
"Sorry, my boy. But I do not have anything for you anymore. No more apples for you the tree said.
"No problem, I do not have any teeth to bite" the man replied.
"No more trunk for you to climb on"
"I am too old for that now" the man said. "I really cannot give you anything...the only thing left is my dying roots" the tree said with tears.
"I do not need much now, just a place to rest. I am tired after all these years" the man replied.
"Good! Old tree roots are the best place to lean on and rest, Come, come sit down with me and rest."
The man sat down and the tree was glad and smiled with tears.
The moral of the story is that the tree is like our parents. When we were young, we loved to play with our Mom and Dad...
When we grow up, we leave them only come to them when we need something or when we are in trouble. No matter what, parents will always be there and give everything they could just to make you happy. You may think the boy is cruel to the tree, but that is how all of us treat our parents. We take them 4 granted we don't appreciate all they do 4 us, UNTIL it's 2 late.
Some Interesting news from CNN:
India Vs Pakistan
From stories I’ve heard and from my own experience I have never felt or hard peace between two countries. Although i have heard that it was always like this. it was once peaceful, where 2 different kinds of people with different background lived as neighbors and adjusted to other differences in religion, beliefs, life style and etc. Once the British stepped in, it turned in chaos. They separated 2 countries, separated families, brothers, and homes. This segregation left a mark. Independence was won from Britain when we won the war in 1947, and 50yrs later yet the war still continues. The neighboring countries now live to fight and protect themselves day and night. Lots happened and between these three countries...let hope/pray that this will not end in tragedy.
There is a real risk of Nuclear war
Pakistan Missile test angers India
"Australian scientists say they are on the way to reviving a previously extinct species"
Bugs may control weather?
"LONDON, England -- British scientists have launched a study to find out if airborne bugs in clouds control the Earth's weather."
Singapore couple wed in shark tank
scuba-diving couple got married in a shark-filled tank on Tuesday to protest the rising demand for the Chinese delicacy, shark fin soup, which environmentalists claim is decimating shark populations."
Ranting: TGIF? I'm making it sound like I have the weekend off, well I don't. I'm working here till 5pm, and I start my 2nd job at 6-9:30. Hopefully I get home early, and not at like 10pm (like I had to stay late on Wednesday). Saturday I'm working 8hr shift, I think its like 9-5 or something along that line. Then I'm scheduled for Sunday as well, but I told them I couldn't work both weekends, because then I'm working 7 days a week 8 hrs a day, and more. So I requested that I only work 1 day out of the weekend, hopefully they don't schedule me starting next week 2 days on weekend.
Good News: Well last Friday its was my 4 year anniversary with my GF and I proposed to her. Let me start from the beginning, 2 weeks prior to our anniversary, we went ring shopping, I mean this should have been a big hint, but I didn't make it too obvious or say nething. So finally I got an idea as to what she wanted then I went on my own. So I found something and I placed an order well to cut the long story short I got the ring, and I wanted to propose to her at the park where we 1st went, this was the 1st thing we did together. So finally I get convinced to get there, which was in central jersey 1hr away from where we live, and so by the time we got to the park, she kind of knew, but I still went on with my plan, and I propose to her.
In other news: Well by now you know that I'm not at logan.rnag.net, and well that's another story, this is what happens when I don't blog daily, I get to tell long, long, boring stories. Well I won't bore you with that, just that I no longer at www.logan.rnag.net, and that I'm either staying here or I "might" find something else or other way to link my other pages from here. So which means, umm I don't know what it means.
Car problem: So last week I'm driving to work (pepboys), and I hear this noise in my front driver side wheel, so I get it checked out at pepboys, I told them about the noise, wanted to find out what was wrong. Towards the end of the day they called me and told me since I had after market springs my stock strut was leaking, (translation: I dropped my car with after market spring "Eibach", and I had stock (factory)_shocks/struts, and they can't handle the performance springs) I start freaking out, cuz by that time the noise was twice as bad and I couldn't drive my car and I didn't know where to being getting it fixed, and I knew it was going to cost me around like $500 for everything. I check on e-bay, ask around; call around, to get prices and suggestions. Finally till yesterday till I had an evening off, I decided to check the wheel my self. I brought the tools to my car and as I'm jacking (hehe) up the car, I noticed there was a bolt missing where it holds the rims connected to the car, there were only 3 bolts instead of 4. I still wanted to see if there was something wrong with the strut and so I took out he rim/tire and checked, noting was wrong, so I hoped that the missing bolt was the only problem and if I just put everything back together my problem would be solved, and it did, I was so excited that my car was back to normal, the stress I had to go through…ahhhhhhh…
[P.s. sorry for the long post]
Ok well it's not really a riddle, but its something like that. I got this in mail while back and I thought I figured it out, and I got just this again today, as I started to read, I said "ok I know this, I already know this, but I couldn't figure it out".
So here's something to ponder about.
"3 Men go into a motel, the man behind the desk said the room is $30, so each man paid $10 and went to the room. A while later the man behind the desk realized the room was only $25, so he sent the bellboy to the 3 guys' room with $5. On the way the bellboy couldn't figure out how to split $5 evenly between 3 men, so he gave each man a $1 and kept the other $2 for himself. This meant that the 3 men each paid $9 for the room, which is a total of $27, and the $2 that the bellboy kept = $29.
Where is the other Dollar?"
..:: I'm Back::.. [sigh]
Ranting: well I think I'm back on track…. For some reason I feel strange about blogging at the moment. I mean I didn't do it for like what a week and now it’s a bit strange. So lets get started, lets see first off I did not get a change to make a new layout, however last night I did try something out and I might go with that. It's a bit simple and plain. Well last Saturday I worked an 8hr shift at my PT job, it was hell. Especially when I started it, 2-3 hours into my shift and I said to my self I was going to quit. As the day went by it didn't seem so bad and I said to my self.. "hmm not bad I think I can live with this". So for the time being I'm gonna stick with it and see how it turns out.
Good News: I had both of my finals yesterday and I'm done with school for the semester, and I'm not taking any summer course, although I should have. Instead I'm gonna be working two jobs through the summer… [sarcasm] yay.. what a fun summer this is going to be [/sarcasm].
Car news: I got OBX Type R Exhaust installed, it's very nice, the whole piping is customized and it's smooth, deep and loud (just the way I wanted it). Also installed a Visor for the front window, and I got these carbon fiber style tail lamp covers, which one of them by the way flew of my car when I hitting 100 on NJ turnpike. I will post some picture, not sure when though.
Since things have been very busy at the moment, I have decided to take a break from Blogging, which means I may take up to a week off from blogging. With a full-time job, part-time job, finals next week, and personal reasons I'm going to be really busy. So I'm taking some time off, and hopefully in that time off, I may or may not come up with a new layout, depends on the whole situation.
For "special update" I may drop in a note or comment or two.
Well I went to the last show, cuz my GF was working late. I went ahead and bought the ticket around 5:30ish, so finally we got there. I bought 3 tickets, it was me, my GF, and my brother who was going to meet us there. Since we got there before my brother my GF and I found seats, then I went to wait outside for my brother, and at the time I had 2 stubs in my pockets and a ticket, so I said to my self, why not use the stubs to get back in and scalp the 1 ticket that I have, cuz all the shows were sold out, 11, 11:30, & 12. I looked around, I'm like ok who the hell is going to buy 1 ticket, I didn't know what to do, I wasn't going to let it go to waste. I gave one of the stub to my brother to just go back in, and I had the other stub, so finally it hit me; why not return the ticket, and I went up and told them it was too crowded/full in the theater and I wanted my money back, they told me to take it to the registers and get my money back, so I did. I watched the movie, I went in expecting so much out of it, and the fact that I already knew the story kind of screwed up the whole idea of watching it and getting a kick out of it. However I do agree with spider man's costume and all the web slinging action, but Hob Goblin's costume sucked, it reminded me of Jim Carry from Mask, and that sucked, and it also looked like Power Ranger's costume.
Well it's getting late, and I got to wake up early for my part-time job
(warning!!!: long post, full of good stuff of course)
It's finally here, big day for many reason; It felt like this week kind of dragged, Last week I mentioned that the week was flying by and all of a sudden this week went slow. Slow no more, Friday is here, and weather is great, I believe it's staying this way through the weekend, and its raining again on Monday. As far back as I can remember like 3-4 weeks; I have noticed that is has been raining almost every Monday, and I know that because I have class every Monday and it sucks.
Today after work, I'm going to my other work, well actually at like 6 o'clock, I'm not sure yet how long I'm gonna be there, its like an orientation or something like that. After I'm done there, which is across from the Mall and the Movie Theaters, I'm going in advance to purchase 11 o'clock show, for Spider Man. -=oD. I can't wait; I love these super hero/comic book movies. I always wonder if mutant power was real, I mean to create fiction you have to think of the idea, and to think of something you have to get that idea form somewhere. There are stories I have heard about mutant and their power, call me crazy but I believe in that stuff. I always, I suppose every kid dreams of becoming a super hero and getting super powers.
[long blog/ explanation coming up]
Well ever since X-men the cartoon came out, few years back, around the time when I was in High School, which was about 6-8 years ago, I really got into that show, and my favorite character was, of course Wolverine a.k.a. Logan. Well I think it was since then that I started thinking about super powers, and what not. To cut the long story short, about 3-4 years ago, I notice there was an extra piece of bone growing in my left knee. Well I got x-rays done and stuff, and it was about 1/2 inch big; and the doctor told me, well you have small piece of bone growing; [now keep in mind, I don't know when it started growing or how it got there, one day I just felt it there and I was like wtf] and there is 1 in a million chance that if it grows; and gets infected and stuff, there is a chance of cancer, but it was rare that, something like that would happen. So at the moment I was like, well in that case I think I'll pass on the operation, but if it grows or bothers me I'll come back and probably have it checked out. So like 1-2 years later, my uncle from England came for my sister's wedding, and I told him about the bone, he said "you should have that taken out, its not good to have something that shouldn't be there, it could only be bad, not only that, it could give me problems later in life and of course it would be harder then." (Abnormality) so I took his advise and I had the bone taken out, and went through therapy and stuff, and now I think I'm back to normal, except there are times when it gets really cold or drastic weather changes it kind hurts, but I think that's normal, So I hear.
[end of long/explanation]
Well back to where I left of, so later tonight I plan to watch Spider Man.
"After the success of X-Men, the recent Blade 2 and all the expectations around Spider-man, here goes another comic adaptations to big screen. Just a buzz? " - Rumours of More Super Hero Films
Few other Super Hero movies coming out are:
Fantastic four - starring George Clooney as Mr.Fantastic. (no FX needed for the white hair), Cameron Diaz as Invisible Woman, Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Thing and James Van der Beek (yes, Dawson) as the Human Torch.
Superman-w/ batman crossover…
Catwoman: Michelle Pfeiffer (of course).
Plastic Man: the Wachzowsky brothers behind, Jim Carrey (he's truly plastic) on screen
Captain America: Tom Cruise (what about the hair?).
Well that's all for now, sorry about the long post.
I got an e-mail this morning from friend/reader, who suggested it would be a good idea to post this on my site.
So please if you like you can post this message on your blog, page, or whatever to get the word out.
[insert pic here] (note: i will be updating the picture later tonight)
"PLEASE LOOK AT PICTURE THEN FORWARD
I am asking you all, begging you to please, forward this email on to anyone
and everyone you know, PLEASE. I have a 5 year old son named Christopher
John Mineo jr, nickname C.J.
I am from Brooklyn N.Y. He has been missing since May 11, 2001. If anyone
anywhere knows anything, sees anything, please contact the original screen
name that sent this, which is CMINEO0295@aol.com
I am including a picture of him. All prayers are appreciated!!
It only takes 2 seconds to forward this on, if it was your child, you would
want all the help you could get.
Please. Christopher John Mineo Sr"
What a day
I over slept, and that's never a good way to start a day. I rushed to work, I got to my desk, started the computer, next thing I know I hear my name. Now keep in mind I rushed over to work, so no breakfast; I need food in order for my brain to work. So I hear my name and they wanted printer cartridge (no biggie) I went got the cartridge and it would go in, I'm like wtf. I do this all the time wtf going on. So finally I figure out it’s the wrong one, and blah blah blah.. It gets very hectic and I end up order it. Not to mention it's raining out, now how can this day get any worst.
We'll see; the day has only begun.
So yesterday after work I went to pick up my Drug test form, I happened to find out that the guy I'm suppose to see had left, but thankfully he had left the form with someone else. For the most part of the evening, I played Halo. After dinner I did get a change to update on of the page on my site; the Other page, where I put anything and everything, I was thinking of adding other stuff there, I'll see when I have time to throw some more stuff in there. For the moment I only have some previous layouts & stuff, so check it out.
I should have gone to bed early, but since I worked on a page, it wasn't so bad. So I woke up around 6:15am, left the house at like 7:00am, for the drug test, I get there at like 7:05am-7: 10am (by this time there were already 3-4 elder there waiting), and they don't freaking open up till 7:30am.. So I'm like wtf, I figured they would open up at like 6am or maybe latest 7am, but no. So I waited almost 1/2 hr, then finally we got in, as I'm signing in. one of the lady is like, we don't do those till 10:00am, um like.. what? (I never heard of this, why couldn't I take the test now? What? After 10:00 you get more accurate drug test?…wtf? I was pissed) Then she went on saying, "if you want you can wait, after we get done with all these people, we can fit you in." Um like "well ok", so I take a seat. There are about now 6-8 people there, and I'm thinking when the f*$98, are they gonna get done? So I get up, um like "how long do you think is the wait", she is like "we don't do those till 10, but if you we can take you after we get done with all this people" (I wanted to say, you already told me that, I asked you how long was the wait, give me a time frame). I was like " well the thing is, I start work at 8:00am so" she is like "oh, no it won't be before 8:00am" so I freaking left. Figured come back later and get it done, what else. I'm not gonna miss a day of work, for another part-time job. That's just sto0pid. Even though I could have used the day off, prolly would have worked on my layout and what not.