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  • 27 Jan 2014
    Không còn con sông , nước dâng tràn lên bãi bờ!Anh về quê em , khắp nơi như là biển khơi!Chập chờn máy tranh ngoi lên giữa ngọn triều dâng!những đàn gà con bơ vơ đứng nhìn trời xanh!Bao ngày trôi qua lũ cao dân thêm nữa rồi!Không còn nhận ra tiếng ai đi tìm người trôi!Mẹ ngồi dưới mưa tay ôm ấp trẻ lạnh căm!Xóm làng chìm trong bao la những nỗi đau này!Ôi ! Nước lũ dâng cao dâng cao dâng theo bao nỗi sầu đau!Ôi ! nước tràn bờ đê nước tràn bờ đê tang thương khắp một miền quê!Bên bờ đê cao mái tranh tạm che kiếp người!Ơi đồng bằng ơi , biết bao thân phận nổi trôi!Còn 1 trái tim ai ơi nhớ lại Miền Tây" Nhiễu điều " mà thương dân ta lắm nỗi đoạn trường.
    9156 Posted by Danny Stone
  • 27 Jan 2014
    The first specifically Christmas hymns for Christians that we know of appear in fourth century Rome. Latin hymns such as Veni redemptor gentium, written by Ambrose, Archbishop of Milan, were austere statements of the theological doctrine of the Incarnation in opposition to Arianism. Corde natus ex Parentis (Of the Father's love begotten) by the Spanish poet Prudentius (d. 413) is still sung in some churches today.[1] In the ninth and tenth centuries, the Christmas "Sequence" or "Prose" was introduced in North European monasteries, developing under Bernard of Clairvaux into a sequence of rhymed stanzas. In the twelfth century the Parisian monk Adam of St. Victor began to derive music from popular songs, introducing something closer to the traditional Christmas carol. In the thirteenth century, in France, Germany, and particularly, Italy, under the influence of Francis of Assisi a strong tradition of popular Christmas songs in the native language developed.[2] Christmas carols in English first appear in a 1426 work of John Awdlay, a Shropshire chaplain, who lists twenty five "caroles of Cristemas", probably sung by groups of 'wassailers', who went from house to house.[3] The songs we know specifically as carols were originally communal songs sung during celebrations like harvest tide as well as Christmas. It was only later that carols begun to be sung in church, and to be specifically associated with Christmas. Carols gained in popularity after the Reformation in the countries where Protestant churches gained prominence (as well-known Reformers like Martin Luther authored carols and encouraged their use in worship), this was the consequence of the fact that the Lutheran reformation warmly welcomed music.[4] "Adeste Fideles" ("O Come all ye faithful") appears in its current form in the mid-18th century, although the words may have originated in the thirteenth century. The origin of the tune is disputed. The first appearance in print of "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen", "The First Noel", "I Saw Three Ships" and "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" was in Christmas Carols Ancient and Modern (1833) by William Sandys. Composers like Arthur Sullivan helped to repopularize the carol, and it is this period that gave rise to such favorites as "Good King Wenceslas" and "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear", a New England carol written by Edmund H. Sears and Richard S. Willis. Today carols are regularly sung at Christian religious services. Some compositions have words which are clearly not of a religious theme, but are often still referred to as "carols". For example, the sixteenth century song "A Bone, God Wot!" appears to be a wassailing song (which is sung during drinking or while requesting ale), but is described in the British Library's Cottonian Collection as a Christmas carol
    7426 Posted by Danny Stone
  • 25 Jan 2014
    Dear Readers,         Nowadays, obesity has become a growing problem in our society. Technology has brought us to a new era of information where you can work, entertain or study at home right at your desk. However, it has created a new disease, OBESITY. Despite all effort to reduce the spreading of obesity, it continues to grow as more and more people use internet to find information or entertainment online. They don't even have to drag their butts out of the house to buy necessities such as food, groceries etc... People no longer stand on their feet, they 'stand' on their butts.          Sitting in an extended long period cause more harm than good. Many of you may not notice that you spend awful lot of time sitting and very little time standing or walking. Some people don't even know why they're gaining weight and especially around the waist area. They exercise 45 minutes every day and eat very healthy but they can't understand why their weight either remain the same or keep gaining weight little by little.          Now, a question probably pops up in your head : How is that possible ? Well, let me tell you something that I rarely see people mention. If you spend an hour for 'standing' activities and the rest for sitting, you're going to have a bad time trying to lose weight. Why ? Very simple, despite that fact that you exercise 45 minutes every day, a majority of calories burn comes from the daily simple activities such walking and standing up. According to an article I read earlier on nytimes.com, when you sit for an extended amount of time, your metabolism drops by 50% and your body consumes less calories. A grown-up human body needs about 2000 calories everyday to maintain its weight (the number may be different depending on your gender, weight and age). So let's say you spend 45 minutes jogging and burn about 300 calories, and you take in only 1500 calories. That gives you 1200 calories to  spend for the rest of the day and you probably think your body will consume them all and some of your fat by the end of the day. That's not gonna happen if you spend the rest of your day sitting in front of the computer.         As I mentioned earlier, when you sit, your metabolism drops about 50%. So if your body needs 2000 calories to maintain weight, it comes down 1000 when you sit for a whole day. Have you ever calculate how much time you spend sitting down ( at work, at school or in front of the computer) ? Probably not. I was like that before, I exercise everyday and I've become vegetarian. But I don't understand why after 2 months, I didn't drop even a single pound. So I went to the internet and tried to find out what my problem was. None could answer that question for me until I found the aforementioned article. Then I really struck me. When I think about how much time I spend sitting in the chair everyday, I was shocked to notice that I spent roughly 1 hour every doing activities that involved standing up. Then I realized I needed a change in my lifestyle, a change that I really need after all these years. I started standing a work instead of sitting like 'normal people'. It was really painful when I first started. It hurt my back, my heels, and almost everywhere from the feet up.At some point, I can't even feel my leg. But I notice something , my posture is improving, my concentration is better and I no longer get tired. It's an amazing feeling that I've never had before. Most of you after spending 8 hours at work probably feel tired but not for me. My legs may be sore but the rest of me feel alive. And I couldn't press enough how important standing up at work has change my life.       Although, I haven't gone through the first week of standing up at work (so fat I'm only at day 3), I'm telling you it feels pretty good. So, I wrote this article for people who have the same problem like me or someone else who need to lose weight. STOP SITTING. If you spend more time sitting than standing, you're going to have a bad time losing weight. Anyway, well I don't know what the point of writing it knowing that it's not going to be read but if it is ever read by someone, I hope it helps that someone have a healthier life.           
    4976 Posted by Danny Stone
  • 01 Feb 2014
    Oceans apart day after dayAnd I slowly go insaneI hear your voice on the lineBut it doesn't stop the painIf I see you next to neverHow can we say foreverWherever you goWhatever you doI will be right here waiting for youWhatever it takesOr how my heart breaksI will be right here waiting for youI took for granted, all the timesThat I thought would last somehowI hear the laughter, I taste the tearsBut I can't get near you nowOh, can't you see it babyYou've got me goin' crazyWherever you goWhatever you doI will be right here waiting for youWhatever it takesOr how my heart breaksI will be right here waiting for youI wonder how we can surviveThis romanceBut in the end if I'm with youI'll take the chanceOh, can't you see it babyYou've got me goin' crazyWherever you goWhatever you doI will be right here waiting for youWhatever it takesOr how my heart breaksI will be right here waiting for you
    4930 Posted by Danny Stone

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