Friday, February 26, 2010

Snow Fun

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy CNY & New Pets!

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Olympic rings: black, blue, red, green, yellow circled together. The iconic image.
In 1913 Pierre de Coubertin created the interlocking rings to unify the five continents of the world.

USA Flag-Getting Ready for the Winter Games!

The flag of the United States of America consists of 13 red, horizontal stripes, all of which are equal in width. In the upper left hand of the flag is a blue rectangle, which consists of 50 small, white, stars (five pointed stars). These stars are arranged in nine horizontal rows, which alternate between 5 stars and 6 stars per row. The rows are offset, as clearly visible when looking at the flag. The 50 stars represent the 50 states in the US. The flag only consisted of 48 stars until Alaska and Hawaii were added as states. The 13 red and white stripes represent the original Thirteen Colonies, which is known as Old Glory. The colors of the American flag have been used as a base for many other countries flags which include Chile, Malaysia, and Puerto Rico.

Ethiopian Flag Meaning:
The colored stripes on the Ethiopian flag are significant - the red stripe stands for power, faith and blood; the yellow symbolizes the church, peace, natural wealth and love; and the green represents the land and hope. The colors were also interpreted to have a connection to the Holy Trinity, and the three main provinces of Ethiopia. The star represents unity of the people and the races that make up Ethiopia. The five rays on the outside of the star represent prosperity and the blue disk represents peace.

Ethiopian Flag History:
The Ethiopian flag was adopted on February 6, 1996, making it one of the world's newest flags. The Ethiopian colors date from the 1890s, when forces loyal to the emperor are believed to have flown pennants of green, yellow and red as they fought against Italian forces. The first Ethiopian flag using these same colors was adopted in 1897.

Interesting Estonian Flag Facts:
Ethiopia is credited with establishing the green, yellow and red colors that have come to symbolize African independence and unity. Ethiopia is the oldest independent African state. The colors became known as Pan African colors. Sometimes black is added to these colors to represent the African people.

Chinese Flag Meaning:
There a conflicting opinions over the meaning of the Chinese flag. One side states that the red color in China's flag symbolizes the revolution and the fact that the political power of China was achieved through the bloodshed of revolutionary martyrs who fought heroic struggles for the revolution. The big star is said to represent the Communist Party of China; while the four smaller stars are said to represent all of the ethnic groups that make up China. Much can be read into the fact that one point of the flag's big star points up the flag; while each of the smaller stars has a point aiming towards the centre of the big star. This is believed to signify that the Communist Party is the force at the core of the leadership of all Chinese people. The stars are yellow as an indication that the cause of socialism has a bright future in China.

Chinese Flag History:
The Chinese flag was adopted on October 1, 1949 after the Chinese Civil War. It was designed by Zeng Liansong, an economist and talented artist. His work was one of more than 3,000 plus entries received for a Chinese flag design competition. The design underwent a few changes and was finally approved by the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference on September 27, 1949. Originally the flag was to feature either a hammer and sickle in the largest star, or several horizontal lines below the stars.

Interesting Chinese Flag Facts:
In 1999, to celebrate communist China's 50th anniversary, neighborhood committees, the communist government's local enforcers, ordered residents to display Chinese flags. Any household with a Chinese flag that was too old or shabby had to pay three dollars for a new one.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Carol's Daughter: Africian Hair Care

Is now available at my Lemonade Stand, this company offers everything you need for a beautiful head of hair. Highly rated in salons and by mommies of Africian Children. It is listed as item #2&3 at my stand, please check it out. My stand has it on discount.

recent reviews:
- 01.29.10
Quick Take: easy to use
I love this oil. It is very lightwieght, smells great and actually does what it is supposed to do. This was my second bottle of this and I have to say it is a keeper. I use it on my 4 and 10 yr old daughters also.

Hair Condition

Overall Rating (5 out of 5 ) Good Stuff
- 01.11.10
Quick Take: easy to use
This is good oil, a little expensive but worth it and using only a little at a time you definitely get your $$ worth! It moisturizes well and the smell is wonderful.