Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Jesus Vs Satan

Jesus and Satan were having an ongoing argument about who was better on his computer. They had been going at it for days, and God was tired of hearing all of the bickering. Finally God said, "Cool it. I am going to set up a test that will run two hours and I will judge who does the better job."

So down Satan and Jesus sat at the keyboards and typed away. They moused. They did spreadsheets. They wrote reports. They sent faxes. They sent e-mail. They sent out e-mail with attachments. They downloaded. They did some genealogy reports. They made cards. They did every known job.

About ten minutes before their time was up, lightning flashed across the sky, thunder rolled, the rain poured, and, of course, the electricity went off. Satan stared at his blank screen and screamed every curse word known in the underworld.

Jesus just sighed. The electricity finally flickered back on, and each of them rebooted their computers. Satan started searching frantically, screaming "It's gone! It's all gone! I lost everything when the power went out!"

Meanwhile, Jesus quietly started printing out all of his files from the past two hours. Satan observed this and became very irate: "Wait! He must have cheated. How did he do that?"

God shrugged and said, "Jesus saves."

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Ant and the Contact Lens

A true story, Brenda Foltz was almost halfway to the top of the tremendous granite cliff. She was standing on a ledge where she was taking a breather during this, her first rock climb. As she rested there, the safety rope snapped against her eye and knocked out her contact lens. "Great", she thought. "Here I am on a rock ledge, hundreds of feet from the bottom and hundreds of feet to the top of this cliff, and now my sight is blurry."

She looked and looked, hoping that somehow it had landed on the ledge. But it just wasn't there.

She felt the panic rising in her, so she began praying. She prayed for calm, and she prayed that she may find her contact lens.

When she got to the top, a friend examined her eye and her clothing for the lens, but it was not to be found. Although she was calm now that she was at the top, she was saddened because she could not clearly see across the range of mountains. She thought of the bible verse "The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth."

She thought, "Lord, You can see all these mountains. You know every stone and leaf, and You know exactly where my contact lens is. Please help me."

Later, when they had hiked down the trail to the bottom of the cliff they met another party of climbers just starting up the face of the cliff. One of them shouted out, "Hey, you guys! Anybody lose a contact lens?"

Well, that would be startling enough, but you know why the climber saw it? An ant was moving slowly across a twig on the face of the rock, carrying it!

The story doesn't end there. Brenda's father is a cartoonist. When she told him the incredible story of the ant, the prayer, and the contact lens, he drew a cartoon of an ant lugging that contact lens with the caption, "Lord, I don't know why You want me to carry this thing. I can't eat it, and it's awfully heavy. But if this is what You want me to do, I'll carry it for You."

I think it would do all of us some good to say, "God, I don't know why You want me to carry this load. I can see no good in it and it's awfully heavy. But, if You want me to carry it, I will."

God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Ultra Maniac Story

Ayu Tateishi is a well-adjusted 7th grade student, until the fateful day when she finds the crying Nina Sakura outside the school, looking very dejected. Nina explains that she lost something very dear to her earlier during the day so, Ayu, being a kind girl, offers to help Nina find her lost item. The girls hunt for Nina's lost mini-computer, which is eventually found by Ayu. To repay Ayu for her kindness, Nina struggles to decide whether to let Ayu in on her 'big secret'. Nina is actually from the Magic Kingdom and is a magic-using witch. However, Ayu doesn't realize this immediately, being sort of clueless with computers and merely thinking that Nina is somewhat geeky. Nina struggles with her secret overnight, and in the morning before school confides her secret in Ayu. Of course, Ayu doesn't believe her, since magic is the spice of fairy tales in the real world. The story continues as friendship between Ayu and Nina blossoms, romance between Ayu and Kaji grows, and Nina's magically-inclined friends visit from the Magic Kingdom, to the chagrin of all involved.

The anime is very different from the manga. The story starts after Ayu and Nina have met. In episode 4, it focuses on when they meet. In the anime, Nina came to Earth in search of the 5 "Holy Stones". If she collects all 5, she will qualify to marry the prince of the Magic Kingdom. Also, she has a magic school uniform that she puts on to use magic. In the end Nina collects all the stones but gives them to Maya, her childhood friend who also was a candidate for the princess, because she learned that the prince was truly in love with Maya.

Ultra Maniac

Ultra Maniac (ウルトラマニアック Urutora Maniakku?) is a magical girl manga series, authored by Wataru Yoshizumi, which was later adapted into an anime series, produced by Ashi Productions and Animax.

The series is a romantic comedy featuring seventh-grader Ayu Tateishi, a tennis club member, and her transfer student friend, Nina Sakura, who is actually a trainee witch from the magical kingdom.

The manga was originally serialized between 2002 and 2004 in Shueisha's Ribon manga magazine, spanning 5-tankōbon volumes. It was also later licensed for North American distribution by Viz Media. The series was adapted into a 20-minute anime OVA, released in 2002, and was adapted soon after, into a 26-episode anime television series, which premiered in 2003 across Japan on Animax.

IIT Exam

My IIT exam is over. Tomorrow I have VIT.
Since IIT didn't go too well I will be trying to do well in this VIT. Let's wait and see what happens

Friday, April 11, 2008

China's Olympic Logo

This is one email forward I received. Since there is a lot going on in Tibet I thought that I should publish it on my blog.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Kamichu - Music


Opening Theme:

  • "Fair Weather Followed by Fair Weather" (晴れのちハレ! Hare Nochi Hare!?)
Lyrics by: Bee'
Composition and arrangement by: Junpei Fujita
Song by: Maho Tomita

Closing Theme:

  • "Ice Candy" (アイスキャンディー Aisu Kyandī?)
Lyrics by: Bee'
Composition and arrangement by: Noriyasu Agematsu
Song by: MAKO

3 Kamichu! CD's have been released:

  1. アイスキャンディー Maxi - 2005-08-24 [6]
  2. 晴れのちハレ! Maxi - 2005-08-24 [7]
  3. Kamichu OST - 2005-10-26 [8]