Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Dolphins


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Hello Beautiful World!

Today let us learn some cool facts about our friends the dolphins. Lets start with a multiple choice quiz.
Let's see how much we know about them by answering the next five questions. 
After answering them you can find the answers HERE. No cheating :P

1. Do dolphins have teeth?
a) Yes
b) no
c) Some do

2. Can Dolphins see above water?
a) Yes
b) No

3. Do dolphins have hair?
a) yes
b) no
c) Some do

4. Do dolphins drink water?
a) Yes
b) No

5. Can dolphins see color?
a) Yes
b) No


Feel like feeding dolphins?
Here is a cool game for you
FLING A FISH
Inspired by the true story Dolphin Tale.

"In this changing world, it's harder than ever to find something extraordinary, 
but every once in a while a symbol of hope breaks through."
-Quote From The Film


GRINCHED

How does a group of dolphin's make a decision?
¡uᴉoƆ ɹǝddᴉlℲ

What did Cinderella dolphin wear to to the ball?
¡sɹǝddᴉlℲ ssɐlפ



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I found these two Youtube videos about our friends, the dolphin, 
and learned some very interesting facts about this beautiful mammals.

EnJoY


(Part 1)



(Part 2)


Monday, February 16, 2015

Little Birdie, Don't You Cry

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HELLO BEAUTIFUL WORLD!

Once there lived a little birdie in a golden cage.
Always chirp-chirp-chirping away.
Her eyes were always looking up into the sky,
At the sun, the clouds, the moon and the stars.

What a happy birdie she is,
always singing so cheerfully!
For she would sing all day and night,
Flapping her little wings as if in flight.
- Sweets* / Lori Novo

WE
THINK
CAGED BIRDS
SING
WHEN INDEED
THEY
CRY!



~ Sherri Austin ~ 
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Dear friends,
Being caged / trapped / imprisoned
not necessarily has to be between four walls, behind bars, or like my little birdie, in a cage. 
There is also mental imprisonment.
This is when your mind is trapped inside you not allowing you to be happy in life and to prosper.
Sadly, many times it is someone we love that creates this mental-prison for us.
Love is trust, therefore we let our guard down which allows this to happen.
Manipulation is present without us even realizing it.
All we know is that we are sad and we feel scared and worthless many times.
It is like a big confusion to us and a constant battle within ourselves of "Why do I feel this way?"
Our mental-captors sometimes don't do this intentionally, I would hope so.
But their treatment to us and their words have such great effect in our lives,

"There lives a lady, at the corner of the block,
In the big white house just across the park.
She is always smiling and saying hi,
and she loves to sing and dance,
always willing to help out.

She gives encouragement to the weary hearts,
and she prays in silence all the time.
But what no one knows, is she hurts inside.
Her heart was shattered... into dust."
- Sweets*

“Unforgiveness 
is choosing to stay trapped 
in a jail cell of bitterness pain, 
serving time 
for someone else’s crime.”


The key for freedom and inner peace
from our pain is to forgive the people that have caused us this pain.
Then we will grow and prosper.
We will be happy and feel the worth we have for the simple fact that God created us,
and therefore WE ARE SPECIAL!


DEAR SELF,
TODAY
I WILL SHINE
LIKE I AM MEANT TO DO
BECAUSE
I
AM
LOVED!

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Now,
let's go out there and set our little birdies free,
unless of course instead of a bird you have a turkey,
then you are stuck with it :P

¡SƎ



Sunday, February 15, 2015

This Morning I Choose Love




MORNING

Woke up this morning, found a love light in the storm
Looked up this morning, saw the roses full of thorns
Guns are falling, they don't have nowhere to go
Oceans of diamonds always shine, smooth out below

Can we start it all over again this morning?
I lost all my defenses this morning
Won't you show me the way it used to be?

I've gone all around 'til there's nothing left to say
Wrote it all down into something that couldn't be said
I tore it all down and buried me underneath the wave

Can we start it all over again this morning?
I let down my defenses this morning
It was just you and me this morning
I fought all my guesses this morning
Won't you show me the way it could've been?

- Beck


~ Beck ~

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HOLA
BEAUTIFUL WORLD!

~~

What a way to start a new day!
Beautiful bright pictures accompanied by such a sweet melody.
You can't help but smile. ;)

No wonder Beck won Album Of The Year in the 2015 Grammy Awards.
Well deserved Beck!!!
Not only does he write his own music, but he also plays 16 instruments.
If that is not a true artist, than I don't know what is.

Learn More About The 2015 Grammy Awards
http://www.grammy.com/

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"Woke up this morning, found a love light in the storm"

~~

Beautiful song lyrics and so true.
Love is hope, encouragement and strength as I mentioned in my previous article.
LoVe is that light that the world needs to heal!

"SPREAD LOVE
WHEREVER YOU GO.
LET NO ONE
EVER COME TO YOU
WITHOUT LEAVING HAPPIER."
- Mother Theresa

Now every morning is a gift.
A gift of life and opportunities 
to do better,
 to learn,
to grow 
and to give to others.
There is no greater joy than to give and to know that our actions of the day have touched someone
in a beautiful way. That we have made a difference in someway in someone's life.
Big or small, doesn't matter, kindness can't be measure.
Kindness comes from the heart and therefore, it is equally great!
Kindness is the most beautiful gesture of love.

This Morning
I Choose
LOVE!



Love you tons my beautiful people,
~ Sweets*


Check out my "SL Lori Novo*"  blog version of this post.
http://sllorinovo.blogspot.ca/2015/02/morning.html

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Say I Love You

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BOO!
Me again, what can I say , now I can't seem to stay away.

MUY FELIZ DIA DEL AMOR!
my beautiful people!
that means
A VERY HAPPY DAY OF LOVE!
But seriously, let's celebrate LoVe every single day, 
every hour, every minute and every second. 
Love is the most precious gift that we can give to others and to receive in return,
because...



“Love bears all things, 

believes all things, 

hopes all things, 

endures all things. 

Love never ends.


And yes, I continue to 
"always be bubbling over with lots of love and warm fuzzy feeling"
for everyone, just like Catero said I do, because honestly,
love gives us strength and hope and it just makes life so much more beautiful.
By The Way, you all remember Catero right? But of course you do :) 
That Cat is absolutely unforgettable.
CAAAAT WHERE ARE YOU?!!!
Is he still flying around somewhere like a bird and going tweet tweet tweet?

Hope you all have an amazing
VALENTINE'S DAY
filled with love, lots and lots of it because we all deserve it!


Here we have s video/guide of
 by Rclbeauty101 
Or at least during this Valentine's day in case you are going through a "single" period,
EnJoY!
:P

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I noticed how much my how to say I love you in different languages post has been visited, 
so I have decided to share this with you once again ;)




I want to tell you all "I LOVE YOU " in your own language, here we go...

AFRIKAANS – Ek het jou lief / ek is lief vir jou
ALBANIAN – Te dua
ALSATIAN – Ich hab die lieb
Dialectal ARABIC (North African) – N’bghick
Dialectal ARABIC (Eastern) – Bahebbak (to a man) / Bahebbik (to a woman)
Literary ARABIC – Ouhibbouka (to a man) / Ouhibbouki (to a woman)
ARMENIAN – Yes kez siroumem
AZERI – Men seni sevirem
BAMBARA – M'bi fe
BASQUE – Maite zaitut
BELARUSIAN – Ya tabe kahayu
BENGALI – Aami tomakey bhalo basi
BERBER – Righ kem
BOSNIAN – Volim te
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BRETON – Karout a ran ac’hanout / Da garout a ran / Me az kar
BULGARIAN – Obicham te
BURMESE – Nga nin ko chit te
CATALAN – T’estimo
CHEYENNE – Ne’mehotatse
CHINESE – Ngo oiy ney a (Cantonese), Wo ai ni (Mandarin)
CORSICAN – Ti tengu cara (to a woman), Ti tengu caru (to a man)
CROATIAN – Volim te
CREE – Kisakihitin
CREOL – Mi aime jou
CZECH – Miluji te
DANISH – Jeg elsker dig
DUTCH – Ik hou van jou

The rest of " I Love You's" continue on READ MORE.

Here is my Second Life Blog version of this post
http://sllorinovo.blogspot.ca/2015/02/happy-valentines-day.html


Friday, February 13, 2015

RIO 2015 : Brazil



HoLa  BeAuTiFuL WoRLd!

How is it going on your side of the planet?
Here in South Texas, USA the day is beautiful and I couldn't ask for more.

I was really excited to see that indeed my suspicions were right and that I haven't returned to an empty house,
or in this case to an empty blog. I noticed some activity after publishing my blog post yesterday,
and within just a couple of hours, it made it to the second most viewed post.
YAY!
This makes me happy because it lets me know that I am not alone and some of my Picos are still around.

GRACIAS!!!
(means "Thank You" in Spanish :P)

But I have to accept that time has passed and that most of you may be teenagers by now.
With that in mind, I need to change a little my writing style since I am no longer writing
just only for young children. I'll try to have something for everyone that visits me.

Olá meu amigo!!!
Mmm, I hope this is correct for "Hello My Friend" in Portuguese
which is the official language for Brazil.

Actually it depends on the gender,
Minhas Amigas (for girls)
Meus Amigos (for boys or a group that includes a boy)
I think. :P

HERE you can learn how to pronounce some Portuguese greetings  ;)
I am so excited to start learning new languages together with you even if it is one word at a time 
and also some cool facts about all our beautiful countries.

BRAZIL FACTS
Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, 
is the largest country in both in South America and the Latin American region. 
It is the world's fifth largest country,
both by geographical area and population.
Capital - Brasília
Currency - Brazilian Real
Area - 3.288 million sq. miles (8.516 million km²)
Population - 203,081,421
Government - Presidential system, Federal republic, Constitutional republic



Published on Feb 15, 2013

I am featuring Brazil in this post for 2 good reasons,
REASON ONE: 
My Second Life sister Valkiria Fox is from Brazil. She is seriously one of the sweetest people
                         I have ever met, both in Second Life or real life and I love her very much. And I would like to dedicate this blog post to her. 
REASON TWO:
The beautiful outfit I am wearing for my picture was created to celebrate Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 
which begins today,  February 13 and ends on Wednesday, February 18 in Brazil.





10 Interesting Facts but this time about Rio De Janeiro Carnival

1. Along with all the other carnivals of Brazil, the Rio de Janeiro Carnival marks the beginning of           
Lent, the forty-day sacrifice period before Easter.
2. In 2011, 4.9 million people took part in the festivities in Rio. 400,000of those were foreigners.
3. The first festival dates back as far as 1723.
4. There are more than 2 million people on the streets every day during the carnival.
5. More than 200 different samba schools from Rio participate.
6. The main carnival parade takes place in the Sambadrome.
7. The samba dance, originating from the Bahia region with African rhythms, came to Rio de Janeiro 
    around 1920.
8. The carnival is a national holiday in Brazil.
9. Many Rio habitants not wanting to participate in the festival, actually leave the city for quieter             
places during the fastival.
10. The Rio de Janeiro Carnival is often cited as the "world's largest party".


Learn More About The 2015 Rio Carnival 

This is all for now beautiful world. And until the next time...
Adeus & Tudo de bom!
~ Sweets* ~


See My Second Life Version Of This Post


Thursday, February 12, 2015

HeLLo Again!

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BOO!
Is there anyone out there?

()

Mmmmm,
Come out from wherever you are.
This is Sweets*
and I am looking for my Picos.

It has been so long since I was last here, but I have noticed that many of you still visit Pico Perfect
Blog every day and that just brings such great joy to my heart.
Sometimes it is 30+ of you and others, over 100+ a day.
WOW!... right? ;)

THANK YOU SO MUCH
 

You still are a beautiful part of my life and will be forever and I just hope that you are doing well.
It must had been so hard for you all when Ameba Pico shut its doors on us. But we must be thankful because at the end, that beautiful virtual world brought all of us so many happy days, great friends and beautiful memories that we will never forget.

I have always wonder where all my Picos have gone to.
I am sure most of you probably went to Pigg now, but how about the rest of you?
I am as many of you know still a Second Life resident.
Second Life is a beautiful virtual world if it is used in the right way.
If is not, it can be very dangerous and painful, not really for everyone.
But I'll be sharing with you more about this my Second Life in the near future. ;)

Mmmm,
you should see how this place looks right now.
I am referring to our Pico Perfect Blog.
It is so dusty in here and I can hear the crickets having a party in the guest writers office.
OH! I can swear I just saw a rat running down the hall. She seemed scared and worried, probably she's is wondering if I'll be kicking her out since she had crashed our place.

Now I am entering my office.
Sorry, got caught in a spider web.
I can see from here on top of my desk all those beautiful messages you all would send me.
As I always said, they are worth gold to me ;)

So I see that I need to do a few things here....

SWEETS*'S LIST OF THINGS TO DO
1. Remove all spider webs.
2. Kick out all crickets, spiders, mouses, rats and any other crasher that made our blog their home
while I was gone.
3. Dust, vacuum, mop and scrub every inch of this place.
4. Open all windows to let the sunshine and fresh air in.
5. Put fresh flowers in every room. I want to see this place look like a garden.
6. Play music very loud, I want you all to be able to hear it from wherever you are.
(My list continues after the song)




7. Place in every room many jars full of every candy you can possible think of so for all my visitors
8. Change perhaps the layout of the blog. Maybe bigger pictures, I know everyone likes BIG pictures, I know I do ;)  DONE!
9. Change the name of the blog from Pico Perfect to Dear Sweets* DONE!
AND
10. Start coming at least twice a week to write for you small stories and poems. Talk about music, movies, challenges and games.  Do inspirational articles and talk about other subjects that you all like and may be helpful to you. But most of all, I'll be here ready to help you with some advice if you have any problem. 

So you see my beautiful ones, I got my work cut up for me.
But there is no hurry.
I want to enjoy every step I take to bring back to life our blog.
And welcome everyone of you with open arms to our new DEAR SWEET*'S BLOG!

Love you all tons,
Sweets*

Monday, April 21, 2014

Small ... by Sweets*


Dear Beautiful Ones,

Sometimes I feel so small.
Like a small fish lost in the middle of the ocean.



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~ Chris & Thomas ~


YES, 

Sometimes
it feels as if giants are looking down at me...

... and I feel frightened.
    And I feel so
small.

And I hide my tears with a smile
so I won't seem so vulnerable
because I am so
small
in a world of giants.

And so most times I hide
to dream of how it would be to live among them...

... but I am still so small
and these giants frighten me.



Forever Small Yours,
~ Sweets* ~



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