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Introducing Jeremiah!

As the French say: C’est la vie!

We have a new addition to the family: a dumped kitten. To make a long story short, I don’t know how some people could be so cruel to helpless creatures. This kitten was dumped at the garbage site along with 4 other siblings that eventually died. This one was a fighter. Ma came across the box of squealing kittens when she was coming back from visiting a friend. She launched an inquiry shortly afterward and found out that the kittens were taken from a homeless mother cat, placed in a box, and left to die by the dump. We haven’t found the distraught mother, but it’s sickening to what people can resort to just because they dislike animals. 

My sister Denise eventually named him Jeremiah, and we also nicknamed him Jerry and Jeremy. He’s quite spoiled, and he enjoys sleeping in a pair of flats that I hardly use. I love watching him grow so beautifully, and he has the cutest little chocolaty paws and mesmerizing gray eyes. 

I wanted to share him for the longest while, but I wanted to wait and see how he’ll grow, and now, like a happy mom with pictures of her child stored on her phone for the sake of sharing, I can finally do so. He’ll be two months soon.

Everyone, say hello to Jeremiah!

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Français ... et autres langues.

The most fun language I’ve ever come across and cat in 10 or fewer languages.

I am falling in love with languages all over again! I may have to rename this category to Languages or something of the sort.

Cats in 10 languages… or less

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One of the first/early words that we learn to say in French is chat which translates to, yes, you guessed it, cat.

So I decided to learn the word ‘cat’ in a few other languages besides English of course!

French: chat

Italian: gatto (In Polish, it’s also gatto or kot)

Romanian: pisica (so cute!!)

Hindi: billi (I learned this from watching Don)

Spanish: gato (In Greek, it’s gata)

Vietnamese: mèo (The word for cat in Egyptian hieroglyphic was miu or mii).

Japanese: neko

Hawaiian: popoki (💙)

German: Katze (In Dutch, it’s kat) 

Okay, so I went a little overboard. I blame les chats!

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Another fun language!

I haven’t updated this category in almost a year given that I started it in the first place to track my French language progress, but somewhere along the way, I stopped learning. Then a spark was relit last month while I was on vacation. A family friend called on me to help him with some holidaying French tourists for he thought I knew French as I should. Although in the end, the tourists didn’t end up going on the trip, it was an eye-opener for me. Long story short, I rediscovered my love for the language and I’m having lots of fun learning!

And only yesterday, I came across the most fun language in a long time! Can you guess what it is? I’ll give you a hint…

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Yes, that’s right. The Hawaiian language! Although I read that the Hawaiian language is rarely spoken among the locals, I learned so much.

‘Ae e lei – yes, wear a lei (lei also mean garland because… duh!)

‘a’ole mahalo – no thanks

ʻŌlelo – language/speak

e’ai -eat

E ʻōlelo – speak

e hele -go

mahalo – thanks (it can also mean “to admire”)

Some of the words remind me a little of the Greek language but with fewer letters. If you look at some of the words above, you’ll notice the letter ‘e’ in front of a few. There are 2 types of E’s: the imperative (where the E is used to signify a suggestion/command) and the vocative (if the E is used before a noun which is a person most of the time, it indicates that you’re addressing him/her. Ex.:

E hele e Kiana – Go Kiana (this happens to be the Hawaiian form of Diana)

ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (the Hawaiian language) has been classified as an endangered language by UNESCO, but since more people, today are interested in the language once again, it’s taught in immersion schools and one can obtain a Master’s degree in the Hawaiian language from the University of Hawaii. Beautiful language!

RELATED: Ten Languages

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Challenges/Tags/Fun Stuff

Share your world for week July 31st

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Cee’s Share Your World Challenge continues this week! Let’s go!

If you had to have your vision corrected would you rather: glasses or contacts? Or what do you use if you need to have your vision corrected?

I actually wear glasses while watching TV. I’ve never thought about getting contacts because I think it’ll make my eyes miserable.

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Are you more of a dog person or a cat person?

I love animals and I have a pet dog and cat and they get along just fine.

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If you were to buy a new house/apartment what is the top three items on your wish list?

Lots of back yard space and big front gates… that is, if I was looking for a new house! 

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What inspired you this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

This is sad, but I was not inspired for this past week. 

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365 Days of Writing

January 12th: Take two

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Run outside. Take a picture of the first thing you see. Run inside. Take a picture of the second thing you see. Write about the connection between these two random objects, people, or scenes.

My USB isn’t working so I won’t be able to post the photos. However, the first thing I saw when I ventured outside was one of my favorite cats. Walking back inside, I snapped a picture of my bookshelf. It’s right in my face anyway.

I guess there is only one way to make this connection between cat and bookshelf:

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