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It is the time of the year again. With Christmas just round the corner, shoppers throng the malls to complete their last minute shopping. As we frantically prepare the Christmas gifts and goodies beneath the Christmas tree, let us not forget to share the meaning of Christmas with those around, especially to those whom we have not said “Hi…how have you been?” for a long time. Sending Christmas cards via snail mail may have dropped in popularity. However, a few simple clicks on your keyboard will have your favourite Christmas card ready in a jiffy. Spent a few moments to create your special e-Christmas card for your friends and loved ones. Wishing all readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Send this eCard !


Send this eCard !

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Resurrection

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All the OMNI

God being Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Omniscient, wonder if this new phone can establish a connection to Him. Just a thought.

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POS, PHAT, MOS, XOXO…..You may have come across these letters or have seen them in written notes and emails, instant messaging, online chats, forums, bulletin boards etc. For those who are not familiar with what such letters mean, it could be quite mind-boggling to decipher the entire sentence to understand what the sender is trying to say.

POS is not the usual transaction code recorded in your bank passbook that means “Point Of Sale” referring to cashless transactions you have made using your ATM (Automated Teller Machine) card. Actually in the world of chat acronyms, it means “Parent Over Shoulder” referring to the parent of the user who happens to be looking over the shoulder of the user sitting in front of the PC to see what’s going on. A subtle means by the user to inform the other party to be on the alert and not to communicate anything that should not be said given that the user’s parent is standing behind him/her keeping watch.

Chat acronyms are combinations of letters and numbers that stand for certain words or phrases. For example, BTW means “by the way” and G2G means “Gotta go.”

Using chat acronyms makes typing messages easier and more efficient since commonly used phrases can be abbreviated using only a few characters. With the amount of communication people do today using their computer keyboard, using acronyms can save a significant amount of typing, as well as time.

Some common acronyms you may have seen are:
ASL = Age, sex, location
BRB = Be right back
G2P = Gone to pee
LOL = Laugh out loud
MOS = Mom over shoulder
PHAT = Pretty hot and tempting
POS = Parent over shoulder
XOXO = Hugs and kisses
🙂 means Happy
😦 means Sad

There is even a rating for each acronym from 1 to 3. A rating of 1 means that the acronym is rarely used, while a rating of 3 means that the acronym is commonly used.

You may like to browse the site for more information at www.sharpened.net or go directly to the links below for a:

1. Glossary of Acronyms
2. Glossary of Emoticons
3. Glossary of Computer Terms

Hopefully, this will help you to understand what the sender or others are conversing in the world of abbreviated communication…especially if you have children as parents may need to be in sync of what’s going on.

BFN

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Just a sidetrack on some fun stuff for bloggers. This may sound like some Fortune 500 top companies listing. Actually its an experiment for bloggers who may like to list their blog at Million Blog List. Here’s the scoop.

First off, welcome to the site. It is said that there are over 70,000,000 blogs in existence. This is an experiment to see how long it will take to get 1,000,000 blogs to list themselves on our site. Will it work? We think so. The experiment is to see how long will it take. What do you think? take our poll. We started April 10th, 2008.

A Quiet Moment is listed # 244

Get listed at www.millionbloglist.com

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Just Jokes

Kids say the darnest things. Something to brighten up your Monday.

1. 3-year-old Reese:
‘Our Father, Who does art in heaven,
Harold is His name.
Amen.’

2. A little boy was overheard praying:
‘Lord, if you can’t make me a better boy, don’t worry about it.
I’m having a real good time like I am.’

3. After the christening of his baby brother in church,
Jason sobbed all the way home in the back seat of the car.
His father asked him three times what was wrong.
Finally, the boy replied,
‘That preacher said he wanted us brought up in a Christian home,
and I wanted to stay with you guys.’

4. One particular four-year-old prayed,
‘And forgive us our trash baskets
as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets.’

5. A Sunday school teacher asked her children as they
were on the way to church service,
‘And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?’
One bright little girl replied,
‘Because people are sleeping.’

6. A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin 5, and Ryan 3.
The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake.
Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson.
‘If Jesus were sitting here, He would say,
‘Let my brother have the first pancake, I can wait.’
Kevin turned to his younger brother and said,
`Ryan, you be Jesus!’

7. A father was at the beach with his children
when the four-year-old son ran up to him,
grabbed his hand, and led him to the shore
where a seagull lay dead in the sand.
‘Daddy, what happened to him?’ the son asked.
‘He died and went to Heaven,’ the Dad replied.
The boy thought a moment and then said,
‘Did God throw him back down?’

8. A wife invited some people to dinner.
At the table, she turned to their six-year-old daughter and said,
‘Would you like to say the blessing?’
‘I wouldn’t know what to say,’ the girl replied.
‘Just say what you hear Mommy say,’ the wife answered.
The daughter bowed her head and said,
‘Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?’

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