Friday's Five: Latin Sayings

It has been a couple of weeks since I’ve done a Friday’s Five.

I absolutely adore Latin.  Short, simple sentences with so much meaning.  Here are five of my favorites.

  • Ad astra per aspera – To the stars through difficulty
  • Veni, vidi, vici – I came, I saw, I conquered.
  • Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero – Seize the day, trust as little as possible in tomorrow.
  • Nullius in verba – (Rely) on the words of no one.
  • Intelligenti pauca – Few words suffice for he who understands

And Bonus phrase:

Helluo librorum – A glutton for books. (bookworm)

Thrilled That it is Thursday and November!

Yes, I am so thrilled that it is Thursday finally, not that weekends matter much to me anymore.  But, Thursday is pizza night, movie night and also just a wonderful day.  It is also the night I don’t turn on the alarm clock for the next day.  It is also the first Thursday in November.  I love Novembers and I love Thursdays!  Here is some stuff you can do:

  • You can download Smashing Magazine’s November wallpapers.
  • If you own an S60 device you can download this new demo version of mobile gReader from Mojos Studio.  It is a bit heavy but still cool nevertheless.
  • If you enjoy reading FMyLife but think they are sometimes a bit too uncensored for your liking, check out MyLifeIsMuslim.
  • Have you ever thought about Speed Racer’s (ethnicity) race?  Do we perceive the intended race of Anime characters or our own?
  • If you like the Sartorialist then you will enjoy LookBook.
  • Still not sure what to do with Google Wave?  Gina Trapani’s new book might help.
  • Geniuses are made, not born.
  • “Most people’s lives are a direct reflection of the expectations of their peer group.” Tony Robbins.
  • “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are”. Anais Nin

And finally I will leave you with this week’s feel good song.  Till next Thursday when the world is so nice.

Happy People

“Happy people are patient. They wait for the right time when they go after what they want, and they avoid
unrealistic expectations with what they can’t control. ”
Christian Carter

Swedish Proverb

“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours”

I’ve been terribly uninspired but just came across the above quote and thought it was poetic.

The Dead Dad Club

CRISTINA: “There’s a club. The Dead Dads Club. And you can’t be in it until you’re in it. You can try to understand, you can sympathize. But until you feel that loss… My dad died when I was nine. George, I’m really sorry you had to join the club.”
GEORGE: “I… I don’t know how to exist in a world where my dad doesn’t.”
CRISTINA: “Yeah, that never really changes.”

From Grey’s Anatomy

To be nobody but your self

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.

A quote by E.E. Cummings

I found it a beautiful quote.  On a deeper level, this is what life has become.  You are special, stay that way.