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adalia_jean
21 June 2020 @ 09:03 pm

Please note, my livejournal is Friends Only.
If you want to friend me, please just leave a comment so I know and can friend you back.

Have you been staring at the center of my livejournal header, trying to figure out what on earth is written there? Ah, well, I shall tell you! It is a lovely poem written by the very talented Alzyran:


A wanderer am I,
A fiddler on the path.
And on the path I tread,
To play perchance a tune
May to make you cheer or laugh.

An autumn day it was,
A fine grey afternoon.
And chanced upon me sudden,
A man with beard of grey,
And stopped me wanting for a tune.

“The trees have given up
“And given up have I.
“I’m aged and lame of foot,
“My bones ache, aye, they do.
“You, play my dirge for soon I’ll die.”

At such a dismal plea,
I could not help but laugh,
And so rejoined, “I’ll play
“No dirge in autumn while glad
“The faces are along the path.”

Said he, “If nay you say,
“Then play me a lament.
“For youths these days are all
“At play and I have long forgot,
“The frolics of youth and content.”

Replied I, wond’ring if
Grey beards all were forlorn,
“I can’t lament today no,
“The trees would laugh at such
“A tune. Oh no, I cannot mourn.”

Then sighing gruff, the old
Curmudgeon trudged away,
Leaving me to walk alone
To amble on the path,
And whistle ‘til the end of day.

For, wanderer am I,
A fiddler on the path.
And on the path I tread,
To play perchance a tune
Mayhap to make you cheer or laugh.
 
 
 
 
 


Credits:

The gorgeous friends only banner was made by the lovely mlledefer.
The enchanting poem was written by the wonderful Alzyran.
The beautiful Final Fantasy VII mood theme was made by the talented yuffie_kisaragi
The header I made from photography from/by the following:
The fairy: from here.
The pathway: from here.
The fiddler: from here.
The grass banner I also made but from a photgraph from here.
And a thank you to ladyithildielfor pointing me in the right direction on how to put up my lj header. :)
 
 
adalia_jean
15 May 2020 @ 01:28 am


 

I took one look at my livejournal, and realized how unbelievably chaotic, confusing, and disorganized it was.
So, I have revolutionized my journal!

The purpose of this particular post is to explain briefly the posts you will see below and throughout my journal:
In the unmoving posts below, there are links to organizations that will either help you find help for yourself or find out how you can help others and the causes with which you can get involved. Also, unless I have friended you and we are mutual friends, you will only see other posts of the same sort. (*cough* Well, I'm not entirely done re-organizing just yet...)

So, then, perhaps I should tell you what I post about the most, about what you are most likely to find in my journal should you friend me (as my bio page is completely useless with this piece of information)
1)Things I am passionate about (such as the post of links and causes below).
2)Movies and anything dealing with them--lots and lots of movie trailers.
3)Things that randomly interest me.
4)Lots of videos and pictures in general.
5)Complain--just let it all out! And here is where I oftentimes vent.
6)My beliefs (more in my bio on that).
7)Things I want to do in my life. Places I want to see. My dreams, my aspirations, etc.
8)Everyday life--though not so much anymore.
9)Profound ponderings. I wish I could be profound all the time, but clearly, that does not happen.
10)And somewhat lately, I have been posting article about certain news events (such as the Green Revolution in Iran).
11)Communicate with friends (I also hope one day to use this as a source of communication with some family members once when I move away, but we shall see...)

But most of all, this journal is for my absolute amusement and pleasure.
So, if you think I am cool, you are quite wrong. ;D

 
 
adalia_jean
22 April 2020 @ 11:44 am


Let's change the world... together. 
 

BECAUSE YOU ARE IMPORTANT TOO. 
 

Mercy Ministries



 
 
 

To Write Love on Her Arms



 

BECAUSE YOU CAN HELP CHANGE THE WORLD


I Heart Revolution

 



Feed the Children



Never Silence Life





STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Free the Slaves!

 

 

BECAUSE NO ONE SHOULD BE FOR SALE! 
 

Heart of Ministries



http://www.wesleyan.org/ww/opportunities/hoh
http://www.wesleyan.org/ww/opportunities/hom
http://www.wesleyan.org/women 
 

The Barnaba Institute

Against modern-day slavery and sexual exploitation<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />www.barnabainstitute.org 
 

Rescue to His Arms

Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com! 


 Hope Ministries International
http://www.hopeministriesonline.com/ 
 

The Dry Tears Campaign

 
 

Krochet Kids International
korministries.com
Buy a hat, support a community in Northern Uganda. 




African Children's Choir








NOOMA 001 Rain Rob Bell



 

 
 
 
adalia_jean
“Cups Full of Hope” –
A “Bra Art” Exhibition & Auction Fundraiser
Public Call for Bra Designs



Success in the City is gearing up to host the 2nd Annual “Cups Full of Hope” event – a Bra Art
Exhibition and auction fundraiser supporting young women with breast cancer. Each bra is a available for sale via a silent auction in which proceeds benefit local breast cancer non-profit the Tigerlily Foundation. The Tigerlily Foundation’s mission is to educate, advocate for and empower young women - ages of 15- 40 – before, during and after breast cancer. Ticket sales for the event are available for $50 for Success in the City members and $75 for nonmembers. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Tigerlily Foundation.)


This year’s Honorary Chair will be Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, U.S. House of Representatives, D-FL and Chair of the Democratic National Committee who is a breast cancer survivor.

“Success in the City is excited and filled with anticipation for our 2nd Annual Cups Full of Hope, said Cynthia de Lorenzi, Founder/CEO of Success in the City. “Last year's bra art design submissions flooded in to our offices from across the metropolitan region and each reflected the creativity, imagination, sorrow, loss, joy, and hope for one day finding a cure for breast cancer. We were touched by the stories that accompanied each of the design submission and can only begin to imagine what beautiful and thought-provoking works of art that will be on display this year.”



A Public Call for Bra Designs
Success in the City and the Tigerlily Foundation welcome moms, grandparents, friends, kids, artists, schools, businesses, and even men to design and submit a bra for the event. If you have the gift of creativity and want to help in the fight against breast cancer or honor a loved one, the public is encouraged to submit bra designs. All bra entries must be a new, padded, 36C bra with underwire & straps fully extended as a design base. Bras transformed into extraordinary works of art will be the center stage at the event. Guest judges will choose 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes. The region can also participate in a People’s Choice poll voting on their favorite design.
The fee to submit a decorated and designed-by-you bra is $25. Deadline to submit bra designs is September 15th. Additional submission guidelines are located at: http://www.successinthecity.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=45.

Bra Entry Fee: $25 to submit a decorated/designed-by-you bra.

Event Proceeds: Benefit The Tigerlily Foundation.





View Last Year's Entries: http://cupsfullofhope.com/2010-bra-gallery/
Over 150 people attended last year’s event, with over 100 bra designs submitted from the across the DC Metro area.



Media Contact:
Maurisa Turner Potts
Founder/CEO
Spotted MP (Marketing + Public Relations)
703.501.6289 (cell)
maurisa@spottedmp.com
www.spottedmp.com
Marketing/PR Chairman – Success in the City



Current sponsors for this year’s include Reston Hospital Center, The Goal Inc., Calvert Rejuvenations, Kendra's Cookies, Skinny Water, R. Scott Kelly Photography, and Brett Cordeau Photography.





EVENT DETAILS
What: 2nd Annual Cups Full of Hope – Bra Art Exhibition & Auction Fundraiser Event – Supporting
Young Women with Breast Cancer
Presented by: Success in the City
When: Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Where: Greater Reston Arts Center 12001 Market Street Suite #103 Reston, VA 20190 (located in Reston Town Center)
Time: 6-8PM
Website: www.successinthecity.org
Event Registration/Cost: $50 for Success in the City members/$75 for non-members.

http://www.successinthecity.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=45





Information copied from: http://www.successinthecity.org/sites/default/files/Press%20Release%20-%202011%20Cups%20Full%20of%20Hope_1.pdf
 
 
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adalia_jean
22 July 2011 @ 09:34 am
I'm embarrased to say it, but I did not realize that women had their own world cup too. And when I did find out, I completely freaked out with excitement! xD





Sadly, I missed watching the final game since I was hard at work at my first art show. :/
But it seems like it was quite a game! Bummer for my country's team, but I am really glad and excited for Japan. :D



I discovered recently that the USA's professional women's soccer league has an open draft every January. *grin*

 
 
adalia_jean

Today, a protests were vigorously renewed in Iran over the alledgedly fradulent elections. It has been the greatest showing of protest support since the elections.


A new picture slideshow from the protests today:
http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Iran-Election/ss/events/wl/060909iranelections/im:/090717/ids_photos_ts/r1921624804.jpg/



Police tear-gas Iran protesters during prayer Play Video Video:Police tear-gas Iran protesters during prayer AP :

Video link: http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/ynews;_ylt=AlkYKTvDc23XmZbRv4MnfZUUewgF;_ylu=X3oDMTFhanRoYjYwBHBvcwM5BHNlYwN5bl9yXzNzbG90X3ZpZGVvBHNsawN2aWQtZWQtbGluaw--?ch=4226714&cl=14562483&lang=en

Powerful Iranian cleric says country in crisis


Tehran demonstrators renew clashes Play Video Reuters  – Tehran demonstrators renew clashes

Video link: http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/?rn=3906861&cl=14561467&ch=4226714&src=news


By ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Associated Press Writer Ali Akbar Dareini, Associated Press Writer 54 mins ago

TEHRAN, Iran – In a sign of endurance for Iran's protest movement, demonstrators clashed with police Friday as one of the nation's most powerful clerics challenged the supreme leader during Muslim prayers, saying country was in crisis in the wake of a disputed election.

The turnout of tens of thousands of worshippers for former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani's sermon at Tehran University and the battles with police outside represented the biggest opposition show of strength in weeks. Protesters faced fierce government suppression and hundreds were arrested following the disputed June 12 presidential election.

Outside the university, protests grew from several hundred before the sermon to thousands afterward as worshippers joined in, chanting, "death to the dictator," a reference to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Protesters were confronted by riot police and a menacing line of pro-government Basiji militiamen on motorcycles, who charged with batons. Plainclothes Basijis fired volleys of tear gas, and young protesters with green bandanas over their faces kicked the canisters across the pavement. Some set a bonfire in the street and waved their hands in victory signs. Dozens were arrested, taken away in trucks, witnesses said.

Protests, which flared following the election, had been stifled in recent weeks. The sometimes tearful sermon by Rafsanjani could be a significant boost to the movement's staying power. It was an open challenge to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, aired live on nationwide radio from one of the country's most potent political stages. By openly showing the divisions in the leadership, it punched a hole in efforts by Khamenei and hard-line clerics to end the controversy over Ahmadinejad's re-election.

Worshippers chanted "azadi, azadi," Persian for "freedom," during Rafsanjani's sermon, his first since the election. Opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, who claims to have won the election, sat among the worshippers, attending the country's main prayer service for the first time since the turmoil began.

Many of those gathered wore headbands or wristbands in his campaign color green, or had green prayer rugs, crowding the former soccer field where prayers are held and spilling into nearby streets.

Rafsanjani denounced the government crackdown on protests and called for the release the hundreds detained.

He reprimanded the clerical leadership for not listening to people's complaints over the election, which was declared a victory for Ahmadinejad despite opposition accusations of fraud.

"There is a large portion of the wise people who say they have doubts (about the election). We need to take action to remove this doubt," he said. "The trust that brought the people to vote in such large numbers is not there anymore. We need to return this trust."

Rafsanjani avoided directly mentioning Khamenei or outright calling the vote fraudulent. He couched his sermon in calls for unity in support of Iran's Islamic Republic, but it was clear he blamed the leadership for the loss of unity.

The cleric got tears in his eyes as he spoke of how Islam's Prophet Muhammad "respected the rights" of his people. He said the founder of Iran's Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, "would always say that if the system is not backed by the people, nothing would stand."

For Iranians listening across the country, the weekly Friday sermon in Tehran is the voice of the leadership and a symbol of its backing by God.

After hundreds of thousands joined protests against the election results in the days following the vote, the supreme leader used the podium to declare Ahmadinejad's victory valid and order a stop to unrest. The crackdown was launched soon after. In the weeks that followed, hard-line clerics have used the sermon to depict the protesters as tools of foreign enemies and tell worshippers to follow Khamenei.

Rafsanjani's sermon lay bare to the broader public that the dispute was internal and even Iran's ruling clerics are split. He directly referred to the divisions, saying the revered topmost theologians of Shia Islam, who have millions of followers, were not happy with the government.

Rafsanjani heads two powerful clerical bodies that oversee the government and parliament, the Expediency Council and the Experts Council. He is bitter rival of Ahmadinejad and is considered Mousavi's top supporter within Iran's clerical leadership.

A mercurial and savvy politician, Rafsanjani positioned himself as a leader emerging to resolve the unrest, saying he hoped his words would be a start to "help us pass safely through a problem that can unfortunately be called a crisis."

He specifically criticized his top rivals within the clerical leadership — the Guardians Council, a body dominated by hard-liners. The council oversaw the election, then held a partial recount that upheld Ahmadinejad's win but was dismissed by the opposition.

Rafsanjani said the Guardians Council missed an "opportunity to unite the people and regain their trust."

Inside the prayers, worshippers traded competing chants with some hard-liners in the congregation. When the hard-liners chanted "death to America," Mousavi supporters countered with "death to Russia" and "death to China," a reference to Ahmadinejad's alliance with both countries.

The Iranian government has accused the U.S. and other Western countries of inciting the massive street protests and interfering with the election. On Thursday, Ahmadinejad demanded and apology from the U.S. as a step toward dialogue between the two countries.

"They tried to interfere in our elections. They talked nonsense. They were rude. They fomented aggression against people's wealth and property," Ahmadinejad told a crowd of thousands in the northwestern city of Mashhad.

The U.S. has denied the government's allegations.

More than 500 remain in prison following the government's crackdown and at least 20 were killed. In the past three weeks, the opposition held only one other significant protest before Friday's.

The scene outside the university on Friday was tumultuous. Before the sermon, police fired tear gas at hundreds of Mousavi backers trying to enter.

When Mahdi Karroubi, another pro-reform candidate in the June election, headed for the prayers, plainclothes Basijis attacked him, shouting "death to the opponent of Velayat-e-Faqih," or supreme leader, witnesses said.

Also arrested was a prominent women's rights activist, Shadi Sadr, who was beaten by militiamen, pushed into a car and driven away to an unknown location, Mousavi's Web site said.

Protests died down by nightfall. After sunset, Iranians could be heard shouting from rooftops, "God is great" and "death to the dictator" — a show of opposition support that has been held every night since the election, but appeared louder and more widespread Friday night.



This photo, taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and
 

 
 
adalia_jean




I watched Blood Diamonds last night.
And it totally distrubed me.
I had read about conflict diamonds briefly in one of my devotionals (The Irresistable Revolution), in which the author was saying that, espcailly as Christians, we need to care about workers and where our products are coming from... (and as consumers we have the power to put pressure on companies to make sure that human rights violations are not going on their factories, etc.). But I'd never head of conflict diamonds before, and no more specific information was given, other than some British jewelers go out of their way to ensure that the diamonds they are purchasing were from companies that treated their workers fairly and with digninty.
But God seems to have a way of re-affirming things.
This movie gave me the rest of that specific information.

People are killing each other in the name of GREED, all for the sake of diamonds... for a stupid ROCK!
SERIOUSLY, PEOPLE ARE KILLING OTHER PEOPLE FOR A SILLY ROCK!
BECAUSE WE ALL WANT A PRETTY DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING.
OR A DIAMOND TRINKET FROM OUR LOVERS.
SERIOUSLY???
PEOPLE ARE DYING FOR THIS!

Yes, this blew my mind.
And it totally changed my way of thinking.
(God seems to be doing that a lot lately... challenging my way of thinking and of the way that I look at the world.)
And I'll never be able to look at a diamond rings the same way again.

Now, of course, though, there is the KIMBERLEY PROCESS, which tries to eliminate illegal conflict diamonds from making it to the market through dirty dealers and cut-throat slavers.
More about the Kimberely Process: http://www.kimberleyprocess.com/
It certainly is a start in the right dirction.
But if you are going to be buying diamond jewelry, find a jeweler who doesn't purchase conflict diamonds. Check this site for ways you can be sure.
Because it seems an awful ironic way to give a diamond as a token of love and commitment when it had been swathed in the blood of innocents to get it to you. *shivers*

I hope that (if I ever get married) whoever I marry is very open-minded and passionate about the same things that I am. Because I'm not so sure I'm gonna want an engagement ring. (Even though I know that buying diamonds from a legit source would keep the workers in those countries in work, 1) I would be afraid that someone would cheat me and I'd actually end up buying a conflict diamond, and 2) I just don't think I'd ever be able to get that stigma out of my head. And I wouldn't want that thought of blood diamonds in my head everytime I looked at the token of my love's affection. It's just frankly sickening.)
Actually, I'm thinking that my tattoo wedding ring idea is looking better and better. Because if you're commiting to forever, why not a tattoo of it? Plus, then I wouldn't have to wear a ring and worry about loosing it...
Yes, I am going to be one hard chick to get unless you are a passionate, people-loving, let's change the world, let's help people, let's actually give a care sort of guy. Yes, indeed, I think.


Still... IT'S JUST A FREAKIN' ROCK!
It's so illogical.
And so so sad.


So let's do something about it!
-->Check to see where your diamonds are coming from.
-->And check out http://www.kimberleyprocess.com/ for more information.
 
 
adalia_jean
29 November 2008 @ 01:39 am

I was thinking about how man has so much power. We have not claws nor talons nor sharp teeth. We were born with no heightened senses nor with any form of natural weapon as the animals and beasts of the earth have. Yet, we reign in dominion over them all. Man, in his heart, is proud and believes himself to be so mighty.

Yet when man stands on the edge of the ocean, the waves lapping at his feet, a wave may swell and suddenly crash against him and knock him over, sending him head over heels to sprawl, lying face down in the sand. So mighty man is overpowered by a mere wave. A wave is more powerful than he.

And yet, a small swell of a wave is such a small thing displaying power. Hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, tsunamis, lightning, thunder. Think of them. What power they possess! And man so powerless against all such forces.

Yet God is even more powerful than all this, his creation. MORE POWERFUL THAN ALL THIS!
Have you felt a wave crash against you, knocking your feet from beneath you? Have you seen a tornado rip houses from the ground? Have you watched hurricane winds blow away everything away to leave a barren place in its wake? Have you felt the ground rumble and shake beneath your feet? All so powerful. Yet God is more powerful than all this!

Man is so feeble in mind to believe that he is the greatest and most powerful being in existence. Yet, look at the wave. But a small wave may overwhelm him. And how much greater and more powerful is God than a wave!

But the greatest thing of all this: that all powerful God is not without mercy. His unconditional love is boundless, and His wisdom infinite.

Wow. Just wow. It blows my mind.

So, remember the waves.


 
 
adalia_jean
10 January 2008 @ 12:17 pm
 BREAKING DAWN now has a release date of August 10th 2008
 
 
 
adalia_jean
25 December 2007 @ 01:29 am
 Merry Christmas!!!
 
 
adalia_jean
17 December 2007 @ 09:12 am

The next Batman movie!

http://atasteforthetheatrical.com/deathtrap/default.htm

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adalia_jean
12 December 2007 @ 11:12 am

Robert Pattinson as Edward in movie Twilight.

This makes me hopeful, even though I've never seen him act--seen him in any movies. From what I hear, this might turn out alright. :D (And he's read the books. How great is that?)
Now I'm gonna have to see HP...

There is hope! :D

 
 
 
adalia_jean
20 November 2007 @ 01:17 pm
 I saw Beowolf the other day.

I have two words for you:

Frickin. Weird.

I got another word for you:

Stupid.

I didn't like it at all. Because you know I just love watching a man whore sleep with a she-demon and spawn a dragon that he later has to kill.

Some hero.

Lame.

I've never actually read the book- poem- whatever but appearantly even Oedipus has one up on Beowolf. At least Oedipus didn't know who he killed and with whom he shared his bed.

WTF?

It was interesting watching a movie in 3D though. I was honestly hoping that a sword would like stab the viewer... I was hoping but it never happened. I guess you wouldn't really want people going into cardio arrest just from watching your movie lol. When a knife in a preview swung really close, I started freaking out. That would have been awesome.... I would have totally freaked out lol.

The theater for some reason had the sound up so freaking loud! I thought I was gonna go deaf! I had to cover my ears for almost the entire movie! And I still heard it perfectly fine- it still even then too loud!

/rant
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adalia_jean
13 November 2007 @ 06:54 pm
On Good Morning America a few days ago, they had this guy on there who saw the girl of his dreams on a subway in NY. He didn't get to talk to her, so he made a website to try and find her. And he found her!

Check out the story here:

 http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=3828525&page=1

And his website:

http://www.nygirlofmydreams.com/

Lol! Isn't that so cool? Cute!
 
 
adalia_jean
13 November 2007 @ 01:14 pm
The Inhertance Trilogy is a trilogy no more-- there will be four books!


And there is a release date (at last!) for the third book:
 "In addition to the announcement of a fourth book in the series, the release date has been announced for the third book, which still remains un-named: September 23, 2008. "



Interview clip with author CP at www.shurtugal.com


Cool. YAY!
I was wondering how he was gonna squeeze everything into a thrid book... :D
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adalia_jean
23 October 2007 @ 12:59 pm

My new-found fandom is getting fed wherever I go!

Check out this hilarious (well, in my opinion) comic with a Twilight theme:
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/fun/mutts.asp

I went to the bookstore and bought New Moon. The lady at the desk was a fan, and somehow I ended up havng this totally random converstation about a book with someone I didn't know. I know that happens a lot, but it was just SA-WEET.
And I was reading the end of the book, because, yeah, I can't handle the suspense and wanna know what happens. And my Pap came over and he was like, "So you're one of those kind of people that read the end first." It struck me as funny because I never thought of myself that way at all. But it's true! I always skim a book through, but pay closest attention to the end... Random, but HEE HEE!

Since the dream of directing the Eragon movie was squished with the release of Fox's horrible addaption, my new dream is to direct the Twilight movie. (Besides, we don't need *another* ruined addaption. I don't think I'd be able to handle it if they ruined it....) A far-shot dream completely, but hey, a girl can dream, right?  Gosh, I have like the color pallete, wardrobe, shots, special effects-- everything-- already planned out in my head. I can see it exactly as I'd want it to play on the screen. I need help. I can't help it. SEND THIS GIRL TO FILM SCHOOL ALREADY, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!

End random rant... or whatever that was called... unneccessary fan girlishness? film fan nut? WTF? Where am I going with this? 
*sigh* Later, yo.

 
 
adalia_jean
03 October 2007 @ 11:10 am

Prince Caspian poster!!! 

http://www.cinematical.com/media/2007/09/caspian-teaser.jpg

Makes me excited for this movie! And it looks like there are some hotties in it too! ;P

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adalia_jean
01 October 2007 @ 11:11 am
I saw this on Saturday. Hilarious! And of course, it was sweet too. Go see it! I totally recommend it! :D
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