It is a saying which states that your name can run your destiny, and in my case it seems to be true, but in a different way. If I translate my name in English, it means "obstacle". Nevertheless, it has not been any obstacle in my life yet which I could not pass. Moreover, any impediment for me means a new challenge. But the biggest accomplishment I have achieved in my life is to have a family and a career. In addition, I dare to say that without the support of my family, I would not have a career. After I had graduated the Transylvania University as an engineer, I started to work for an American company in Romania. It was a great chance for a new graduate like me to work with many experienced people. Furthermore, the company was at the beginning so everyone worked hard and tried to do his or her best. As there were many projects, sometimes we had to work twelve hours per day. Indeed, it was a very busy period, but there were also many rewards: the satisfaction of being part of a successful organization, the recognition our team gained as the most hard-working and professional among all branches, and the unconditional support of my wife. After a while, I started to think about the next step in my career; I had spoken with my wife and she agreed to sustain me for a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering. As a result, I started to study for the admission exam. That was a very hard time for everybody since I had been working for eight hours and then had been studying for at least three hours a day. That fact left us just little time for us as a family, but I would say it...
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where as the basic thinker is only as good as the mold that made him the extraordinary thinker is a superhuman idealistic machine that is in need if a serious reconsideration on the part of the rest of humanity. although the freedom fighters arrived one by one as the appointed time arrived. no one risked traveling with any other rebel, each wore a disguise each came prepared with an excuse for his business down in the suboid tunnel. bobo arrived down in the tunnels with margo to start a little hanky panky to have little suboids of their own see spot run run jim run put it in margo. of all the things ive lost imiss my mind the most of all the things ive lost i miss my minfd the most.can the dog run as fast as the fox im not sure about that cant i run faster than the dog?? for a final sum up of all the things ive just said here a are you listening no the cow needs to be milked so i gotta go eat shit and die you nazi sons of bitches in eed my essay real fast so i will type this really fast and get it over with mech mech the the the the the the the the the th row row jump this damn thidnfg we are betryaed cried one of the rebels the animals have come to eat us alive this is not cool said the other can i have some of your chicken sad the frog it looks good...
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INTRODUCTION The way we live tells us who we are, so our homes are dead giveaways. We Filipinos are known around the world for our unconditional caring for our elders. This thesis, "REINVENTING EARLY FILIPINO TRADITIONAL HOUSES INTO A CONTEMPORARY FILIPINO RESIDENCE", is a tribute to our forefathers to somehow show them that their heritage is still alive and as well appreciated. And what better way to show them appreciation than to relive their work in the past and incorporate it in the future. What people in other countries call vernacular architecture we call folk architecture here, but mostly we identify the rural bahay kubo as a "native" house. The bahay kubo is by far the Filipino majority's prime idea of a traditional Filipino house. Vernacular architecture goes beyond the bahay kubo. From its origins as a rural bamboo and nipa house, it evolved into the urban bahay na bato (house of stone) during the Spanish colonial era. From there, certain features evolved into the houses built in the early part of the 20th century during the American regime. On the other hand, the early inhabitants of the Philippines were of many different peoples and of these peoples spawned the rich cultural diversity that we have now. Some ethnic communities scattered across the country, even to this day, still live governed by their ancestor's culture. Unblemished, these people's culture stands strong that even through the test of time, they still live in their ethnic traditional homes. These traditional houses are the architectural heritage left to us by our early Filipino ancestors. However, in this day and age, these traditional houses have become an anachronism. The more fortunate of their residents have, over time and generations, built new houses of cement roofed with galvanized iron roofing. It matters little that the new house is...
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The City of San Diego is ideally located in Southern California on the Pacific Coast near the U.S.- Mexico border. International trade with Mexico and the Port of San Diego has been major contributing factors to the growth and stability of the economy within this City. In the past, defense contracts made up the majority of the revenues that the city depended on for the budget. However, in recent years the shift has been more toward international trade, high-tech manufacturing and research, professional services and the tourism industry. With this shift in the business focus, San Diego has been one of the few successful cities in California to maintain its revenues, reduce its expenditures and report a somewhat secure financial status. Giving way to part of this success is the fact that San Diego has concentrated on improving its business assistance programs, cutting costs and changing policies to become more business friendly. Due to the success of the business incentive programs, the increase in tourism and the industry shift, San Diego has managed to maintain its revenues and balance its budget. The City follows GASB guidelines and reports its budgetary information accordingly. The mission of San Diego¡¦s city council is to provide cost effective accounting, auditing, and fiscal management services to the Mayor, City Council, and City management; to work in partnership with the Mayor, City Council, and City management to help create positive change and assist them in the performance of their mission; to protect the interests of the general public; and to enhance the reputation of San Diego as a fiscally well-managed City. OVERVIEW With the diversification of business in this City, the citizens have conformed and created an equally diverse populace. The population of this great city plays a large role in the law-making process. Through the Initiative and...
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Dear Members of the College Audit Group: Introduction and Statement of Purpose A recent study has been performed to evaluate college performance levels in different regions of the nation. The country was separated into 9 regions and thirty colleges and universities were selected randomly from each of these regions to form the basis for this study. There is no reason to believe that the data collected from the colleges selected do not resemble the majority of the total colleges in each region. The data obtained from these colleges represented several variables; however, only a few will be discussed in this report. In this phase of the report, studies were aimed at evaluation different variable than that of the first phase of the report (Appendix); however, some findings in the first phase can be directly related to the findings of this phase. This phase of the study also places more emphasis on the public or private status of colleges rather than their respective division levels. For clarity however, the findings in the first phase will be reiterated here. The following report, which is supported by tables on the following pages, will briefly summarize the findings of this study. Professor Salaries The study showed that professors at colleges in the West and Northeast tend to have higher salaries than all other regions by $8,000-$12,000 and are well over the national salary average by $9,000. This also holds true for professors at Division I schools who make on average $12,000-$20,000 more per year than professors at Division IIA and IIB schools and have a higher average salary than the national average professor salary by $14,000. Professors at colleges in the Central and Mountain regions of the country tended to have the lowest average salaries of all regions. In-State Tuition The regions showed the same trend with in-state tuition as...
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A Day to Remember I awoke the morning of September eleventh like any other day. Comfortably lying in my bed, warm and snug. I was dreaming and at total peace, oblivious to the world around me. Suddenly, I sprang up to the blaring sound of my pulsating alarm clock. The sun was up and shining into my bedroom window. I got up, looked around, and observed the horizon with a disgruntled look on my face; admiring its beauty. I did not know it that chilly morning, but September eleventh would change my life forever. It changed my perception about fear, my awareness about world issues, and my view on the preciousness of life. As I was getting ready for school, I felt a fearful of the new year ahead of me. I felt disinclined to go to school that day, knowing that I had a plenty of difficult classes to take. I reluctantly trudged to my first class in the brisk fall air. Within seconds of taking my seat, someone asked me if I had heard about the plane that crash accident in New York. Five minutes later my teacher began informing the class about what was really going on, she turned on the television. As I was watching the second plane crash into the World Trade Center, I knew it was no accident. I was so shocked that I forgot all about being tired, and glued my eyes to the television with full intensity. I immediately began to fear the worst; I imagined planes falling out of the sky everywhere all across America. I feared that maybe our city would be targeted next. But most of all, I feared the beginning of a new world war. My fears were confirmed when I heard reports of other planes falling out of the...
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The book "Animal Farm" is a very famous political allegory written by George Orwell and first published in 1945. The characters, setting and plot of Animal Farm are an allegory of the Russian revolution of 1917 and the subsequent years of Stalins' totalitarian regime. In this short novel, the author tells a story where animals are used to characterize human behaviour. In this essay, I will discuss and explain the role of two chosen characters and also compare their behaviour with the human types they represent. The book is about the animals of "Manor Farm", later called Animal Farm, who want their freedom. They rebel against Jones (the owner of the farm) and throw him out. At first Jones tries to get his farm back, but he soon gives up. The animals are so happy, to start with. Then the animals want to adopt a leader. There are only two animals (both pigs) that really want to be leader and they are Snowball and Napoleon. At first they try to work together co-operatively but this does not work. Just one of the animals must be chosen as leader. Snowball was the favourite among the animals to adopt the role of leader partly because of his honesty and kindness. Napoleon frequently lies and cheats and wants to control the other animals. He chases Snowball away with the help of his hand-reared dogs. He then tells the animals that Snowball was a spy and a traitor. All the animals believe his story, but it is not true. The animals begin their new lives in "Animal Farm" with their new leader Napoleon. At first everyone is happy, but Napoleon is a bad leader and things go downhill for the animals. Napoleon gradually changes the rules so they only benefit him. The animal's quality of life rapidly...
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The Cast of FF7 do: Cinderella! Cinderella: CLOUD STRIFE Prince Charming: AERIS GAINSBOROUGH Fairy Godmother: SEPHIROTH Ugly Sisters: BARRET WALLACE & CID HIGHWIND Shoe Carrier: TIFA LOCKHEART Evil Stepmother: RUFUS SHINRA Narrator: YUFFIE KISARAGI Director: VINCENT VALENTINE Backstage: Cloud: No fair… I had to dress up as a girl in FF7 too! Aeris: *giggles* but you look so cute as a lady! Cloud: That's… not the point. I'm scared that if this happens too often I'll start doing… feminine things… Sephiroth: If it's any help, at least you don't have to wear fairy wings… Cloud: True… but I still feel stupid. Barret: YOU feel stoopid? Wha' 'bout us? We're the fools who gotta look like clowns! Cid: Shit yeah, I better get a god-damn strong cup of tea for this! Tifa: Here, I made you one already. *winks* Don't forget to drink it like a lady and extend your pinky finger~! Cid: … Vincent: That's… my line… Cid: Whatever… Squall: *pops his head in through the door* Hey, that's my line. Aeris: Hey Squally, what're you doing here? Squall: We're filming 'The Cast of FF8 do: Alice in Wonderland!' next door… Yuffie: Wow, that sounds… ehh, interesting! Nyuk nyuk nyuk… Squall: It sucks… I have to dress in this little blue dress with an apron and wear a long blonde wig and… *notices how Cloud, Sephiroth, Cid and Barret are dressed* Ohh… *leaves quietly* Rufus: Okay, let's get this over with so we can get out of these frocks as soon as possible. Seph: Agreed. Cloud: You got it. Scene One: Cindy CLOUD is scrubbing the cellar floor, BARRET and CID enter, followed by RUFUS. Yuffie: Once upon a time, there was a girl called Cinderella. Cinderella had two older stepsisters who teased and bullied her into doing all the chores around the house. She'd ended up with them because after her mum died, Cindy's dad married a complete bitch. Oh yes, the step mother hates her too, poor Cindy… Cloud: Oh...
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In the play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Macbeth declares, "'Life… is a tale told by an idiot… signifying nothing. (Act V, scene v, lines 25-30)'" This is true because Macbeth's life will "'signify nothing'" unless he is happy and appreciates his life and loved ones. However, Macbeth is too thirsty for power so will never be satisfied with the life he has. Macbeth is so desperate for power that he will stop at nothing to get what he wants. In Act I, scene one he kills Thane of Cowdor and then assumes that position as well as Thane of Glamis. That, though, is not enough for he is far too ambitious to settle with being Thane of Cowdor and Glamis. He decides he must also be king. So then he kills Duncan (Act II, scene ii,) the king, even though Macbeth was Duncan's kinsman and loyal subject. This demonstrates his willingness to do anything for more power. Even though the witches prophesized that Macbeth would become king, Macbeth admitted to thinking about it even before the witches had mentioned it. Even though Macbeth is king, he is not content because he feels guilty and is paranoid about losing his power. In order to calm his paranoia he kills his friend Banquo because Banquo becomes suspicious of Duncan's death. Unfortunately for Macbeth, with each person he kills he becomes progressively guiltier and less satisfied. Then in Act IV, Scene I, Macbeth finds out that Macduff, whom the witches had warned him of, has fled to England. Macbeth kills Macduff's family because he wants to intimidate anyone who might threaten his power. However, Macduff was trying to form an opposing army, therefore Macbeth did have a reason to fear Macduff. Nevertheless, Macduff would not have been trying to kill Macbeth if Macbeth had not...
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In William Shakespeare's play, Hamlet, many of the characters resort to spying in order to find out information. Some instances of spying occur because of the lack of trust there is between the characters in this play. Even the women, who appear to be innocent and meek, are deceitful and untrustworthy. Spying is an integral part of the play but none of the characters truly benefit from spying and all who participate display the negative aspects of their character. Polonius is the best example of what the end result is when a character resorts to spying. The first instance of spying, although not clearly stated in the play, occurs during a conversation between Laertes and Ophelia. Their father, Polonius, overhears part of their conversation before it is revealed that he has entered the room, showing that he will invade the privacy of others, even his own children's. This is more a case of eavesdropping rather than actual spying but is very significant to the plot of the play and what it reveals about Polonius', Ophelia's and Hamlet's characters. This first instance shows Polonius' character trait of being nosey: "What is't, Ophelia, he hath said to you?"(I/iii/88). This comment could be a concern for his daughter but more or less proves that he is willing to invade Ophelia's privacy. It also reveals that Polonius has no respect or trust for his own children. Because of Polonius's eavesdropping, he learns more about the relationship between Ophelia and Hamlet, and forbids Ophelia from being with Hamlet, which thickens the plot and foreshadows a change in Hamlet's character. I would not, in plain terms, from this time forth Have you so slander any moment leisure As to give words or talk with the Lord Hamlet. Look to't, I charge you. Come your ways (I/iii/132-135). Polonius proves that he is selfish and...
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