SOUNDS HARMLESS TO ME, SO WHY NOT TRY IT

FEW GOOD RULES

1. Don't Cheat: Don't Be False Say what you really mean. Truth must never be twisted. Words and deeds must never contradict each other.

2. Don't Be Greedy: Don't Be Preposterous Be always satisfied with what you have. A single greedy act will hurt justice. Preposterous act is the root of calamity.

3. Don't Be Arrogant: Don't Be Lazy Respect those with authority; be friendly to your subordinate. Be careful in your work. Pragmatism is the aim.

4. Don't Grumble: Don't Hate Others Life would be very carefree if we know how to forgive. Mutual hatred makes both parties miserable. both would only suffer.
EIGHT MAIN PRECEPTS

1. Buqi.            :   Keep away from cheating.

2. Buwei.          :  keep away from falsehood.

3. Butan           :  keep away from greed.

4. Buwang.       :  keep away from recklessness.

5. Bujiao.          :  keep away from arrogance

6. Budai.           :  keep away from laziness.

7. Buyuan.        :  keep away from spitefulness.

8. Buwu.           :  keep away from hatred.
THE SONGS OF TEN VIRTUES

1. Filial Piety The first virtue is filial piety. The bounties bestowed by parents are as great as the mountain. We should therefore take care of them day and night. And the most important thing of all is to make them happy.

2. Brotherly Love The second virtue is called brotherly love. Brothers and sisters should live in harmony. They should always consult each other and also encourage each other. And we also must treat our friends and relatives like our own brothers.

3. Loyalty The third virtue is loyalty. We should love our people and our country. We must be conscientious in performing our duties. Let us build a strong and prosperous nation.

4. Sincerity The fourth virtue is known as sincerity. Deal with others with sincerity. What has been promised must always be kept. A promise is worth a thousand pieces of gold.

5. Courtesy The fifth virtue is courtesy. Protecting the young and respecting the aged in an expression of courtesy. Be humble and respectful. Courtesy will please everybody.

6. Justice The sixth virtue is justice. Fairness and unselfishness are important. Help those in need; be generous in charity. Don't be arrogant; don't flatter those in authority; but just follow the truth.

7. Honesty The seventh virtue is honesty. Everyone should keep his heart pure, untarnished by material desire. Be pure; live a simple and pre life. Be satisfied with what we have and be as happy as immortals.

8. Sense Of Shame The eighth virtue is the sense of shame. Don't be tempted by wealth and sex. Understand what is right and what is wrong. A gentleman will never feel ashamed to correct his mistake.

9. Humanity The ninth virtue is humanity. Respect the aged and be generous to the poor. Be careful of gifts from nature and always follow the path of humanity. Benevolence and universal love will always benefit the people.

10. Wisdom The tenth virtue is wisdom. Be interested in the current affairs and try to enrich your knowledge. Differentiate what is good and what is evil.

SOMETHING MY NEIGHBOR KAUKO WROTE

Elämyksiä läikkyviltä laineilta ja hohtavilta hangilta, kala- ja eräretkiltä.

Joka kerta kun aurinko kullanhohtoisena uuden yön syntyessä vajoaa taivaan rannan taa, merkitsee näyttämön muutos syksyn tavoin elämysten ja seikkailujen loppua.

Mutta sitä seuraava pimeys panee mielikuvituksen liikkeelle loihtien kuvia, ei ainoastaan menneiltä, vaan myös tulevilta kalavesiltä.

Ja kun kesäyön hämärässä tulen hohteessa hiljaa istuu, ja kala välähtävällä hypyllään rikkoo tyynen veden pinnan, kokee kalamies tunteen, jota ei silmä näe, eikä korva kuule.  Todellisen vapauden.

                  Kauko J. Suhonen

TEN LITTLE NIGGERS

published in 1939

Agatha Christie's biography

Extract from Agatha Christie's Autobiography

I "had written the book Ten Little Niggers because it was so difficult to do that the idea had fascinated me. Ten people had to die without it becoming ridiculous or the murderer being obvious. I wrote the book after a tremendous amount of planning, and I was pleased with what I had made of it. It was clear, straightforward, baffling, and yet had a perfectly reasonable explanation; in fact, it had to have an epilogue in order to explain it. It was well received and reviewed, but the person who was really pleased with it was myself, for I knew better than any critic how difficult it had been... I don't say it is the play or book of mine that I like best, or even that I think it is my best, but I do think in some ways that it is a better piece of craftsmanship than anything else I have written."


SETTING & CHARACTERS

The novel takes place in Devon (south west of England).
Most of the action is set on Nigger Island off the coast of Sticklehaven.


Nursery rhyme about Ten little Niggers

Ten little nigger boys went out to dine;
One choked his little self, and then there were nine.

Nine little nigger boys sat up very late;
One overslept himself, and then there were eight.

Eight little nigger boys traveling in Devon;
One said he'd stay there, and then there were seven.

Seven little nigger boys chopping up sticks;
One chopped himself in half, and then there were six.

Six little nigger boys playing with a hive;
A bumble-bee stung one, and then there were five.

Five little nigger boys going in for law;
One got in chancery, and then there were four.

Four little nigger boys going out to sea;
A red herring swallowed one, and then there were three.

Three little nigger boys walking in the zoo;
A big bear hugged one, and then there were two.

Two little nigger boys sitting in the sun;
One got frizzled up, and then there was one.

One little nigger boy left all alone;
He went out and hanged himself and then there were None.

(One little nigger boys living all alone;
He got married, and then there were none.)
in the nursery rhyme's original version


Translation into French

Dix petits nègres s'en furent dîner;
L'un d'eux s'étouffa et il n'en resta plus que neuf.

Neuf petits nègres veillèrent très tard;
L'un d'eux à jamais s'endormit et il n'en resta plus que huit.

Huit petits nègres voyagèrent dans le Devon;
L'un d'eux voulut y demeurer et il n'en resta plus que sept.

Sept petits nègres fendirent du petit bois;
En deux l'un se coupa et il n'en resta plus que six.

Six petits nègres jouèrent avec une ruche;
Un bourdon piqua l'un d'eux et il n'en resta plus que cinq.

Cinq petits nègres étudièrent le droit;
L'un d'eux finit en haute cour et il n'en resta plus que quatre.

Quatre petits nègres s'en allèrent à la mer;
Un hareng saur avala l'un d'eux et il n'en resta plus que trois.

Trois petits nègres se promenèrent au zoo;
Un gros ours en étouffa un et il n'en resta plus que deux.

Deux petits nègres s'assirent au soleil;
L'un d'eux fut grillé et il n'en resta plus qu'un.

Un petit nègre se trouva tout seul;
Il alla se pendre et il n'en resta plus aucun.

Kuvateksti



Being alone can no doubt be easy in some respects but that ease I believe to be some form of selfishness.
Yes, you get everything you want your way.
What movies to watch, foods to eat, music to listen to, all the time.
My husband and I have that, because we both are selfish of our own time.

Kuvateksti





Assume nothing, question everything

Kuvateksti

If you think you are too small to be effective,

you have never been in bed with a mosquito.

Bette Reese

Kuvateksti




Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.

Agatha Christie

Kuvateksti



If you go anywhere, even paradise, you will miss your home.

Kuvateksti


"There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread." Mahatma Gandhi

Kuvateksti


Very few of us are what we seem.
Agatha Christie

Kuvateksti

The happy people are failures because they are on such good terms with themselves they don't give a damn.
Agatha Christie

Kuvateksti


"All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring.
We must never, ever be boring."

-- Chuck Palahniuk

Kuvateksti


"I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die,
so let me live my life the way I want to."

-- Jimi Hendrix

Kuvateksti

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
-- Margaret Mead

Kuvateksti


However lonely you feel, you're never alone.
There are literally millions of bugs, mites and bacteria living in your house
.

Kuvateksti

Of all sad words of tongue or pen,
the saddest are these,
'It might have been."

-- John Greenleaf Whittier.

Kuvateksti


"Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it."
-- Mother Teresa

Kuvateksti

"People aren't either wicked or noble.
They're like chef's salads,
with good things and bad things chopped and mixed together
in a vinaigrette of confusion and conflict."
-- Lemony Snicket

Kuvateksti

Quotations about Fishing

"Carpe Diem" does not mean "fish of the day."
    
A bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work.

Fishing is the sport of drowning worms.

Good things come to those who bait.

Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught.

Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths.

The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad.

Kuvateksti


"This life is what you make it. Not matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, somg go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up becuase if you give up, you'll never find your soul mate. You'll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about."

-- Marilyn Monroe

Kuvateksti

-toni


"To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics
and to endure the betrayal of false friends.
To appreciate beauty;
to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child,
a garden patch,
or a redeemed social condition;
to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Kuvateksti

"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth."
-- William W. Purkey
captis - When a captain abandons a capsized ship.
jective - When one objects to an adjective.
benesty - A benevolent amnesty.
adoresses - Multiple objects of adoration.
diates - When dieting is to die for.
walgramagis - When grandma stands by a wall in a Karate Gi.
irrenza - An irate dance involving organza and ironing.
glowltier - More glowing than usual.
commistor - A communist store.
explagnaviten - A Swede attempting to explain something in English.
grovienctude - Attutude displayed by pubescent teens.
mewanly - What you say when you want more to drink and have already had
too much. paragend - Like the Paraolympics, but for gender.
prepaustrizen - German cooking.
biling - Misspelled bill.
demourstacrol - A pill you take in the home of exorcising your demons.
orighterturaye - A drunk Canadian trying to speak French.
jewilksomnify - Falling asleep while your great uncles will is being
read.
nigreckeelins - Cleaning up the river Niger.
aperad - A really cool ape.
dentradoers - Someone who will go around denting the cars of people who
deserve it.
sembing - With a semblance of something sensible.
intely - An intent person from the Indian Subcontinent.
movaunces - A miniature moving van.
tionices - Something to mix with gin on Mars, to make a Gin and
Tionices.
lockettiond - Having body lotion applied with a lock.
numblike - A numbskull who does not blink.
ashmention - When you forgot to go to Church on Ash Wednesday.
gaspitned - A caption to a gasp.
flerrig - A flaming cleric.
datitus - An exist bird from the Galapagos islands.
maybodors - When you are not sure if The Doors are playing on the radio.
roportilds - When your report contains too many tildes. ~~
signated - When you swallow your signed ring.
huncom - Bacon made from Hungarians.
sorstateler - A person posing as a bank teller.
imaggeoints - Imagination as measured in points.
dumbusly -  Quite stupid, really.
divenumeding    - Diving into too shallow water.
backsceld -  What happens when you forgot to apply sunscreen on your
back.
broopical - Brooding tropics.
hoothilturs - If Hitler had been a sex symbol.
iremling - A rambling Irishman.
laricess - Shoelaces made of liquorice.
rebrowa - Opposite of having a uni-brow. See re grow.
flutteraely - Really fluttery.
defournionized - De-onionned least four times.
augmatish - Amateur augmentation.
luounciefs - Someone with a lisp who gives you a loan.
rhiniansely - A rhinoceros tutu.