Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Taking a minute to appreciate some of the world's wonders...

I know that there are countless blogs out there that showcase some pretty incredible pictures however this post is dedicated to some of the places I want to see and others that I've been lucky enough to visit...

Ever since I took my first Greek and Roman Mythology class I have had a deep love and appreciation for Greece. I hope to visit within the next couple of years.

One of the oldest and most beautiful synagoggues in Europe

The mystery and energy of Stonehenge have always intrigued me...

Memories of my last summer in Tampa and dinner at the
beach with my mom and grandparents

Downtown KC at sunset with the full moon already in the sky

Masada at sunrise

Seeing Nature's beauty through the trees at the Dallas Arboretum

Proof that you can find serenity in the middle of a busy city

La Habana, Cuba...yet to visit but once I do I know
 that the void I feel in my heart will be filled

My own piece of heaven in Acapulco

Some of the most important people in my world, without whom
I would not be the same

Me and the person who completely changed my world
and helped me to understand what true love is

These are just a few of this Jubana's journeys...stay tuned for more travel tidbits...In the meantime Stay Classy

Stumbling upon some advice from somewhere...

Advice from...

Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
When you say, "I love you," mean it.
When you say, "I'm sorry," look the person in the eye.
Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
Believe in love at first sight.
Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.
Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.
In disagreements, fight fairly. Please No name calling.
Don't judge people by their relatives.
Talk slowly but think quickly.
When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?"
Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.
When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
Remember the three R's:       Respect for self;       Respect for others;       Responsibility for all your actions.
Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
Spend some time alone.

This came around anonamously, identified as from a "Chinese Tantra Totem" - One definition of a tantra being a statement of principle or religious practice and collections of such principles and practices. It's origins are probably from south Asia such as India and may have followed Hinduism and Buddhism and other related belief and practice systems into East Asia including China.
I haven't verified any origins for these sayings. I don't think most of them are unique to China or Asia. Certainly some have existed in western culture for a long time. (They are even older than me) Some are probably ancient. Some, such as the 'smile when answering the phone' are at least modern variations if not actually recent. But they sound good. If you live this way life will seem happy.
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Life is sweet

Life is sweet

And they lived happily ever after

And they lived happily ever after

One day a beautiful Jewish girl met a nice Jewish boy and made their mothers very, very, very happy

One day a beautiful Jewish girl met a nice Jewish boy and made their mothers very, very, very happy

About Me

For those of you who know me, writing has always been one of my passions, with the exception of my Masters or any ridiculously long testament within the wide world of Academia. I've only had the pleasure of blogging a couple of times, mostly for a few classes in graduate school, but figured it was time to organize my numerous thoughts and musings with all of you out there in cyber land. I created this page because my mind is always running and often times my thoughts get lost in the hubub. Plus, my friends have always said that I'm a great storyteller, so I'd love to share them now with you. In the meantime, I'll leave you with this... Throughout the past 33 years of my life I've seen, heard, and experienced so many different things as well as had many adventures and dream of so many possibilities. But in short, what it comes down to is this..I'm just a little Jubana trying to make a difference in the world. Everyday I live my life to the fullest and have fun doing it. Life can't always be about work or how much money you make. There's so much more to life than that.