Gikan sa kinauyokang luna ning naglagubo kong dughan , duyog sa pinitik ning akong
kasing kasing, dawata kining akong mainiton nga pagpanimbaya kaninyong tanan ug sa inyong banay sa paglabtik sa bag-ong tuig 2008. Tim-os akong manghinaut og hugot nga nangaliya nga ang gugma, Kalipay, Kapiskay sa panglawas, ug Kalinaw mohari ug mopatigbabaw kanunay sa tanang panahon sa tuig 2008 ug sa sobra pang katuigan.
Once upon a time . . . a little glrl tried to make a living by selling matches in the street.
It was New Year’s Eve and the snowclad streets were deserted. From brightly lit windows came the tinkle of laughter and the sound of singing. People were getting ready to bring in the New Year. But the poor little matchseller sat sadly beside the fountain. Her ragged dress and worn shawl did not keep out the cold and she tried to keep her bare feet from touching the frozen ground. She hadn’t sold one box of matches all day and she was frightened to go home, for her father would certainly be angry. It wouldn’t be much warmer anyway, in the draughty attic that was her home. The little girl’s fingers were stiff with cold. If only she could light a match! But what would her father say at such a waste! Falteringly she took out a match and lit it. What a nice warm flame! The little matchseller cupped her hand over it, and as she did so, she magically saw in its light a big brightly burning stove.
She held out her hands to the heat, but just then the match went out and the vision faded. The night seemed blacker than before and it was getting colder. A shiver ran through the little girl’s thin body.
Here’s a Politically correct Holiday Greetings for you my dear reader:
From me (“the wishor”) to you (“hereinafter called the wishee”) Please accept without obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, politically correct, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all
… and a financially successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year, but with due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures or sects whose contributions to society have helped make our country for what it is, and having regard to the race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith, choice of computer platform or dietary preference of the wishee.
WASHINGTON — A sequel to the blockbuster thriller The Da Vinci Code is set to lift the veil on mysterious Freemason symbols carved into the very fabric of the historic streets and buildings of the US capital.
Novelist Dan Brown has set the new adventures of his hero, scholar-adventurer Robert Langdon, right in the heart of Washington, which could reveal some astonishing facts for history buffs.
Brown “had a contact with us but then cut it short. We are all sitting around waiting for his book to come out but nobody knows what he’s going to say,” Akram Elias, grand master-elect of Washington’s Grand Lodge, told AFP.
According to the pre-publicity, the book — working title The Solomon Key — will feature Langdon, hero of the mass-selling The Da Vinci Code and who was played by Tom Hanks in the hit film version.
“For the first time, Langdon will find himself embroiled in a mystery on US soil. This new novel explores the hidden history of our nation’s capital,” Brown wrote in a posting on his official Web site. Read more…