Tekkru Media Blog

First Nations Youth Perspective

50 Interesting facts

1. If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on your right side. If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side.

2. If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. For when a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.

3. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

4. Your tongue is germ free only if it is pink. If it is white there is a thin film of bacteria on it.

5. The Mercedes-Benz motto is “Das Beste oder Nichts” meaning “the best or nothing”.

 

6. The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal.

7. The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person looks at something pleasing.

8. The average person who stops smoking requires one hour less sleep a night.

9. Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.

10. The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.

11. Dalmatians are born without spots.

12. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

13. The ‘v’ in the name of a court case does not stand for ‘versus’, but for ‘and’ (in civil proceedings) or ‘against’ (in criminal proceedings).

14. Men’s shirts have the buttons on the right, but women’s shirts have the buttons on the left.

15. The owl is the only bird to drop its upper eyelid to wink. All other birds raise their lower eyelids.

16. The reason honey is so easy to digest is that it’s already been digested by a bee.

17. Roosters cannot crow if they cannot extend their necks.

18. The color blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones.

19. Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die.

20. Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.

21. The verb “cleave” is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.

22. When you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red.

23. When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red.

24. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle was built in 1903, and used a tomato can for a carburetor.

25. The lion that roars in the MGM logo is named Volney.

26. Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros.

27. Switching letters is called spoonerism. For example, saying jag of Flapan, instead of flag of Japan.

28. It cost 7 million dollars to build the Titanic and 200 million to make a film about it.

29. The attachment of the human skin to muscles is what causes dimples.

30. There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

31. The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.

32. Human hair and fingernails continue to grow after death.

33. It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.

34. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

35. Most soccer players run 7 miles in a game.

36. The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air.

37. Every day 200 million couples make love, 400,000 babies are born, and 140,000 people die.

38. In most watch advertisements the time displayed on the watch is 10:10 because then the arms frame the brand of the watch (and make it look like it
is smiling).

39. Colgate faced big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command “go hang yourself.”

40. The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning its head are the rabbit and the parrot.

41. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

42. The average person laughs 13 times a day.

43. Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are:Mizaru(See no evil), Mikazaru(Hear no evil), and Mazaru(Speak no evil)

44. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

45. German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog.

46. Large kangaroos cover more than 30 feet with each jump.

47. Whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound.

48. Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn. Suddenly the pigs, all two thousand of them, escaped through a broken fence and stampeded, trampling the two hapless protesters to death.

49. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural cause.

50. The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood 30 feet!!

 

http://www.hemmy.net/2006/04/30/50-interesting-facts/

Advertisements

April 24, 2009 Posted by | Carmelita Abraham - From the Heart | | 1 Comment

Revelation is Real

 

Friday, April 24, 2009

I have been doing alot of changes in my life, and I am sure to make more everyday. I choose to make a positive change in my life because I love to be a new person everyday. I love to have the relief in my heart that I have made a change. I believe in the real and true revalation  to who we really are as people.

 

Revelation is Real http://cherubim77.blogspot.com

A blog about my personal reflections on God, the Bible and Christian Ministry with the occasional foray into the Book of Revelation

Friday, April 24, 2009

Born Again

Today is a special day. Twenty seven years ago today I was converted and put my trust in the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Saviour. I had a vision of Christ that fateful night. I heard His voice, saying, “I am alive! I have died for your sins”. My tears of sorrow for sin turned into joy as the love of God was poured out into my heart by the Holy Spirit. I did not know how to describe my experience those first few days of my conversion until I read Romans 5:5 a week or so later. I thank the Lord for saving an unworthy sinner such as I, and if I could be converted I guess all people can be too. Until today after 27 years none of my immediate family members (apart from my wife and son) have become Christians.

I Carmelita Abraham is a true believer in the higher power, I found the right path in my life due to praying and knowing about making the right choices in life. I have been through hard times in my life and found that the true life we all want is with the Lord or the higher power. I believe in making  the right choice in life even if it means to leave the bad in the past or right where it is and move on to better things in life. The creator will replace what ever you sacrifice with cleaner and better rewards in life.

Find your true meaning in life by making the right choices and Praying the Higher Power..

 

 

Beautiful Takla Lake BC

Beautiful Takla Lake BC

April 24, 2009 Posted by | Carmelita Abraham - From the Heart | | Leave a comment

Technology is affecting my community in a positive way.

Happy Good Fiday

Happy Good Fiday

Here in Takla, life is peaceful, great and very quite. If the people of Takla Lake aren’t fishing, hunting, cutting wood, or just living, we are at the band office on the internet or working. I am happy to see a lot more people find their interest in the new technology that is coming out. The youth play games on their Xbox’s or just watch TV.

  

I have seen a lot of change in my community in the past year, as I see more and more, community members become involved in the new trend of technology. I see more community members finding their interest in sites like Face Book and MSN Hotmail. I think when community members have a computer there is a lot more communication going on in there life. Computers, Digital cameras, cell phones and Video Recorders are the way of new technology for the Natives of Takla lake First Nations. When community members travel to Fort St. James they use their cell phones and some bring their lap tops. The Internet connection can be made through dial up in their homes and for Satellite connection, the members would have to go to the band office or the school. People at the Health center get their internet connection as well.

 

As I see a growing number of adults and youth taking the chance to learn the ways of new media, the more faces I see smiling and laughing as they learn everyday.

 

As you see here in the Picture, the smiles on their faces are real.

 

Younger Generation

Younger Generation

Face BOOk
Face BOOk
Face book and eamil is a great way to keep intouch with friends and co-workers!!

Work online
Work online

Use the Internet to communicate with firends or co-workers. Take fun and creative pictures, take the time to serf the internet and have fun while your learn.

Take Care everyone and Share this site to all your firends. Your friend,
Carmelita Abraham, Miss Takla and Blogger of the North
Have Fun Online

Have Fun Online

Make new creations
Make new creations
 

April 10, 2009 Posted by | Carmelita Abraham - From the Heart | 2 Comments

Ensuring youth are prepared for the digital world when they finish school

 

Tekkru media

Tekkru media

Ensuring youth are prepared for the digital world when they finish school

 

INTRO

Careers in the information age are dependent on workers that know how to navigate the landscape of the digital world.

 

However, there is a reluctance to fully engage ICT in First Nations communities homes and schools because it competes with traditional ways of learning and knowing.

Also there is a need for community involvement in the technology participation to better motivate the youth in a non threatening comfortable environment.

 

A starting point to ensuring that a basic level of digital literacy is achieved for youth by the time they leave high school would be to first identify what they do know so that you can determine what needs to be taught.

 

Students would not be able to achieve digital literacy without the resources to do so.  Resources include good quality computers and connections that are comparable to the rest of the province.

 

Because digital literacy is a new form of knowledge, teachers have to stay ahead of the learning curve when applying technology to their curriculum.  Basic courses that students take such as IC3 need to be taken by all teachers in every school.  Teachers in First Nations communities find that their time is consumed by the number of tasks upon them because they have to manage multiple job descriptions.  Learning technology may be seen as an unwanted burden, not realizing the importance of technology for this upcoming generation.

 

 In conclusion by creating a properly equipped environment with the right recourses, trained educators and community support you make certain the youth can easily adapt to the new learning curve, and enter the digital workplace with the appropriate skills and knowledge to succeed.

 

Tekkru Media group

November 27/2008

March 29, 2009 Posted by | Carmelita Abraham - From the Heart | Leave a comment

The Baker Twins

 

Shannon and Shauna Bakerwww.thebakertwins.com

never give up

never give up

 

 

March 24, 2009

 

When I was at the Gathering our voices Conference located in Kelowna BC, from March 17th to the 20thof 2009. I had the great opportunity to get an interview with the twins who have their hands full with great things.

 I asked the Baker twins to share to the youth of today to let them know what they should do to get to the dreams they have in life.

The advice they both had to give is to move ahead no matter what anyone says and sometimes it might be your close friends and even the People who love you telling you that you can’t do it. Only listen to the positive words and you shall succeed. People will tell you negative things and you should not ever listen to what they say, they will say things like, No, you can’t do it, No its impossible don’t even bother, but forget about them, just keep going and never give up. If you want it bad enough it will happen and if you think positive then things will work out in your favour.

 

A lot of people don’t know this; Shannon and Shauna went to school and if it wasn’t for them going to school and having the educational background they wouldn’t know how to market, promote, and manage their selves. Shannon went to school for business management and Shanna went to school for marketing, sales and accounting. The twins promote their selves by: MySpace, face book and their website.

www.thebakertwins.com

And the bt guys website is  www.thebtguys.com”

Currently, the twins are working on solo projects and they will be filming Trail of Tears filmed in LA, the girls will be playing the bad guys, basically the girls will be ghosts kill People. And the twins are working on their BT Calendar. If you want to apply to be a BT Girl you have to apply and go to

http://www.thebtgirls.com 

, they have a couple of celebs and couple of cast members of the show twilight. For the solo projects, Shannon is filming a movie in Vancouver and Shauna is working at Style Magazine, it’s a Canadian Magazine. Shauna is doing featured articles on designers in Canada and Shauna Hosts a TV show called City Lights.

 

As you can see the BT Girls are going ahead and not stopping anytime soon, so keep your eye open for the TWINS

 

Thank you for your time and consideration

 

Yours truly,

 

Carmelita Abraham

 

Miss Takla and Blogger of the North

March 24, 2009 Posted by | 2009 Gathering Our Voices, Carmelita Abraham - From the Heart, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Gathering Our Voices 2009 in Kelowna BC

 

 

The hardest times in my life brought me to this point I am grateful to have the chance to express myself through writing and letting my truest feelings out in a creative and constructive way. There is a place that shines for all and this place will be recognised by many great leaders as there is a starting point for every leader in training.

 

The Gathering our voices conference brought me to another great place in life. I had the privilege to walk with great honour and true happiness through every part of the event, I shard moments with people and laughed with so many so. I am truly blessed is what I thought.

 

 I met so many people who were going through life with focus and determination to help the youth of today. I am honoured to say that this opportunity helped me find my true self and what I am suppose to do in life, I am striving to help the youth as well and to be a better leader of my people and community.

At the conference were so many young people and about 12 hundred people all together so the feeling strength brought me to a place of peace knowing I am not alone in this world to help the youth of the nation. I witnessed Powwow  which helped me realise where I come from in this world of  leadership.2-gather-out-voice-2-dance-196 I also had the opportunity to meet young people like myself who have a dream of becoming famous  and showing the world what they have. I have a dream of becoming a recording artist just like Fat Boy who is in the picture on the right The Baker Twins

 

 

the Baker twins are great roll models for many Aboriginal youth across the nation. you can find them at 

http://www.thebakertwins.com/ this is the official website for the baker twins

The Baker Twins 

Model Act and are Spokes people

 

     
be a leader

 

 

March 23, 2009 Posted by | 2009 Gathering Our Voices, Carmelita Abraham - From the Heart | | Leave a comment

True change and motivation to become a strong leader

Carmelita Abraham

Friday,20th/2009

I have the great opportunity to follow my dream, to become a leader by staying close to the creator and being a true sober person. I have the knowledge to show the youth of the nation that living true and sober is the way to become a strong leader. I’ve learned this weekend at the Gathering or voices Conference 2009, located in Kelowna BC, that being out going and passionate about what you do will help.

Strong leaders show me that life is all about what you make it. If you have the passion to be a leader and truly strive to become a positive person, you will go a long way in life.

I will encourage you to take the time and think of what you wish to accomplish in life and go out there in the world and make it happen. If you want something you should Work hard and make the right choices In life so you will not suffer from the consequences of wrong decisions.

In life,it is so easy to get caught up and side trackeded, so think about the real and the most important stuff in life so you keep focused. stay with all the positive and leave the bad stuff in the past.  I learned that you can change for the better from the most dreadful times in your life. Ialso believe that if you have confidence in what you do, you will not fall.  We all make mistakes it’s a matter of what you do after you figure out that what you did was not a good idea or a nice thing to do. Times are tough, I know that and life is hard for so many people in this world but you can make a difference by choosing to live positive and truly believe in a change for the better. You will lead so many people in the right path if you have the charisma to not be shy and to just follow your every positive dream. People will see and one day you will be a true leader.

For those youth out there who have the dream to one day lead a nation to a good place, I will let you know that you have what it takes, all you need is to never give up and always strive to learn from your mistakes. Truly believe in what you do and the creator will help you through the rough patches.

Thank you for your time and consideration, as I know your time is  important on this planet we share.

Thank you so much for reading this as it is from my heart to you.

Yours truly,

Carmelita Abraham

Girly_77_chik@hotmail.com

 

March 20, 2009 Posted by | 2009 Gathering Our Voices, Carmelita Abraham - From the Heart | 1 Comment

Amazing lives with Thoughtful Dreams

Dream big and you will see Hold on to your dreams and make a plan that can help you better hold on. Take time to see what you wish to do in life and do it. Forget about all the negativeness in your life and show yourself who your are meant to be. No matter what in life you have to show yourself who you are and what you are all about. Make a plan that will forgive you on the way. Strive to be a success and strive to hold on to the goodness in your life. If you know that the life your living will bring you down to the ground then you should so something to change it. If you believe that the life your living will bring you greatness than keep-living. Don’t ever give up and bring joy to others while you live your Amazing Life. Give a chance for mistakes and learn for the sake of your thoughtful dreams. 

Your Friend,

 

Carmelita Abraham, Miss Takla, Miss Friday and Blogger of the North

Continue reading

March 5, 2009 Posted by | Carmelita Abraham - From the Heart | Leave a comment

MAKING THE RIHGT CHOICE NO MATTER WHAT!!!!

Children and Youth have a chance in this world

Children and Youth have a chance in this world

Live each day with a goal in mind and follow the path of success. Dream big and make way for your future. Believein yourself each day that you are great and that you value  your future.

In the Life we all share is a place for each of us to make choices that create a path for our future. If we take a look at our lives, there will be places that we can make a choice to better our future.

 

Children are our future. There is no doubt about that. Teaching them life skills can begin as early as when a child is six months old. At a tender age, a child can be taught to make choices. Parents can teach them to make positive choices as they progress in their learning skills.

February 27, 2009 Posted by | Carmelita Abraham - From the Heart | Leave a comment

Be stong and never be shaken.

Miss Takla and Blogger of the North

Miss Takla and Blogger of the North

In Each of us is a fire of love and caring intentions. In each of us is a place to be truthful and loyal. We must trust our own instincts when you know you should. In each of us is a kind heart and soul. It’s a matter of what we choose to take out and share with the people who surround us. I believe in positive re-enforcement and much needed change. If you need to think then think, and if you need to make a real diffeance then do so.

Miss Takla and Blogger of the North

February 13, 2009 Posted by | Carmelita Abraham - From the Heart | | Leave a comment