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    american
  • A native or citizen of the United States
  • a native or inhabitant of the United States
  • of or relating to or characteristic of the continents and islands of the Americas; "the American hemisphere"; "American flora and fauna"
  • A native or inhabitant of any of the countries of North, South, or Central America
  • The English language as it is used in the United States; American English
  • of or relating to the United States of America or its people or language or culture; "American citizens"; "American English"; "the American dream"
    company
  • Accompany (someone)
  • Associate with; keep company with
  • be a companion to somebody
  • small military unit; usually two or three platoons
  • an institution created to conduct business; "he only invests in large well-established companies"; "he started the company in his garage"
    cookie
  • A small sweet cake, typically round, flat, and crisp
  • A person of a specified kind
  • any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)
  • a short line of text that a web site puts on your computer's hard drive when you access the web site
  • A packet of data sent by an Internet server to a browser, which is returned by the browser each time it subsequently accesses the same server, used to identify the user or track their access to the server
  • the cook on a ranch or at a camp
    great
  • a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field; "he is one of the greats of American music"
  • of major significance or importance; "a great work of art"; "Einstein was one of the outstanding figures of the 20th centurey"
  • relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind; "a great juicy steak"; "a great multitude"; "the great auk"; "a great old oak"; "a great ocean liner"; "a great delay"
  • Excellently; very well

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Happy Ramadhan to you my dear friend :) The photo contains orange, lemon, strawberry and banana jelly i made for Eftar (Iftar). In Islam, after one month of fasting each day from sunrise to sunset, Eid-ul-Fitr - the first day of next month - is forbidden for fasting, and all Muslims celebrate it with sweeties, cookies fruit juices and other halal drinks. ------------------------------------------------------------- From Wikipedia: Eid ul-Fitr (Arabic: ??? ?????, Persian: ??? ???), often abbreviated as simply Eid, sometimes spelled Eid al-Fitr, is an Islamic holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting. Fitr means "to break the fast" and therefore symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period. On the day of the celebration, a typical Muslim family gets up very early and attends special prayers held only for the occasion in mosques, in large open areas, stadiums or arenas. The prayer is generally short, and is followed by a khutba. The festivities and merriment start after the prayers with visits to the homes of friends and relatives and thanking God for all blessings. Eid is a time to come together as a community and to renew friendship and family ties. This is a time for peace for all Muslims in the world to devote to prayers and mutual well-being. It is a joyous occasion with important religious significance. Happiness is observed as attaining spiritual uplift after a month of fasting. Muslims dress in holiday attire. After attending the special congregational prayer in the morning, worshippers greet and embrace each other in a spirit of peace, love, and brotherhood. Visiting friends and relatives is common. For Muslims, Eid ul-Fitr is a joyful celebration of the achievement of enhanced piety. It is a day of forgiveness, moral victory and peace, of congregation, fellowship, brotherhood and unity. Muslims are not only celebrating the end of fasting, but thanking God for the help and strength that they believe He gave them throughout the previous month to help them practice self-control. History The first Eid was celebrated in 624 CE by the Prophet Muhammad with his companions and relatives over the completion a month of fasting. Timing The holiday follows the month of Ramadan, falling on the first day of Shawwal (the tenth month in the Islamic calendar). As with all months in the Islamic calendar, it begins with the sighting of the new moon, although some people choose to use scientific calculations instead of a confirmed visual sighting. Because the day depends on the sighting of the moon, the sighting could only be possible just before the sunset. Most check with local mosques or other members of the community to see if the moon has been sighted by authoritative parties. In Malaysia, they are using both sighting of the moon and astronomical calculation to verify the date. But the calculation is only used to verify the sighting of the moon (i.e. the exact time of the visibilty of the moon). For this reason there may be regional differences in the exact date of Eid, with some Muslims fasting for 29 days and some for 30 days. Eid ul-Fitr commemorates the end of the month of Ramadan. Fasting is forbidden on this day as it marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan. A Muslim is encouraged to rise early and partake of a light snack such as dates before then attending morning prayers with family members in the local community mosque. Traditions and practices Common greetings during this three-day festival are the Arabic greeting "Eid mubarak" or "Eid saeed" which, loosely translated, mean "Happy Eid!". In addition, many countries have their own greetings based on local language and traditions. Muslims are encouraged to dress in their best clothes, new if possible, and to attend a special Eid prayer that is performed in congregation at mosques or open areas like fields, squares etc. When Muslims finish their fast at the last day (29th or 30th Ramadan), they congregate to recite Takbir: Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, laa ilaha illallah, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar wa li-illahi-alhamd God is the Greatest, God is the Greatest, God is the Greatest There is no deity but God God is the Greatest, God is the Greatest and to God goes all praise The Takbir is recited after confirmation that the moon of Shawwal is sighted on the eve of the last day of Ramadan. It continues until the start of the Eid prayer. Before the Eid prayer begins every Muslim (man, women or child) must pay Zakat al Fitr, an alms for the month of Ramadan. This equates to about 2 kg of a basic foodstuff (wheat, barley, dates, raisins, etc.), or its cash equivalent, and is typically collected at the mosque. This is distributed to needy local Muslims prior to the start of the Eid prayer. It can be given anytime during the month of Ramadan and is often given early, so the recipient can utilise
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Japanese Mind
je souhaitais partager avec vous ces magnifiques mots ecrit par Murakami Ryu l'ecrivain a succes Le 11 mars, je suis sorti de chez moi, a Yokohama, un peu avant 15 heures. Je me suis rendu a Tokyo, pour passer trois ou quatre jours dans un hotel, ce que je fais chaque semaine pour ecrire, rassembler des informations et m’occuper de mes affaires. Le seisme a frappe au moment ou j’entrais dans ma chambre. Redoutant de me retrouver pris sous les decombres, je me suis saisi d’un bidon d’eau, d’une boite de biscuits et d’une bouteille de cognac, et j’ai plonge sous le robuste bureau. En y repensant, je ne crois pas que j’aurais eu le temps de savourer une derniere gorgee de cognac si les trente etages de l’hotel s’etaient effondres autour de moi. Mais le simple fait d’avoir adopte ces modestes contremesures m’a permis d’eviter la panique. Peu apres, un message d’alerte resonnait dans les haut-parleurs : “Cet hotel est concu conformement a des normes antisismiques rigoureuses. Le batiment ne risque absolument pas de s’ecrouler. Veuillez ne pas tenter de quitter le batiment.” Cette annonce a ete repetee a plusieurs reprises. Au debut, je me suis demande si c’etait vrai. La direction ne cherchait-elle pas seulement a rassurer les gens ? Et c’est la que, sans vraiment y reflechir, j’ai adopte l’attitude qui, fondamentalement, reste la mienne face a ce genre de situation. Pour l’heure, du moins, j'ai decide de croire ce que diraient les gens et les institutions disposant de meilleures informations et de davantage de connaissances que moi. J'ai voulu croire que l’immeuble ne s’effondrerait pas. Et il ne s’est pas effondre. On dit souvent des Japonais qu’ils obeissent fidelement aux regles du “groupe”, qu’ils savent mettre en place des systemes d’entraide face a l’adversite. On peinerait a le dementir aujourd’hui. Les courageuses operations de sauvetage se poursuivent jour et nuit, et aucun pillage n’a ete signale. Mais loin du regard du groupe, nous avons tendance a nous comporter en egoistes — presque par rebellion. Et nous en subissons aussi les consequences aujourd’hui : des produits de premiere necessite comme le riz, l’eau et le pain ont disparu des supermarches et des epiceries. Les stations d’essence sont a sec. Pris de panique, les gens achetent et stockent. Le sentiment de loyaute envers le groupe est mis a l’epreuve. Pour l’instant, toutefois, c’est la crise des reacteurs nucleaires a Fukushima qui suscite nos plus grandes inquietudes. Les informations affluent, confuses et contradictoires. Certains disent que la situation est pire qu’a Three Mile Island, mais pas aussi grave qu’a Tchernobyl. D’autres affirment que des vents charges d’iode radioactif se dirigent vers Tokyo, que tout le monde devrait rester chez soi et manger des algues en grande quantite, car elles sont riches en iode inoffensif, ce qui permet d’empecher l’absorption d’elements radioactifs. Un ami americain m’a conseille de me refugier dans l’Ouest du Japon. Des gens partent de Tokyo, mais la plupart restent. “Il faut que je travaille, disent les uns. J’ai mes amis, ici, et mes animaux.” Les autres raisonnent : “Meme si ca devient une catastrophe de type Tchernobyl, Fukushima est a 250 kilometres de Tokyo.” Mes parents vivent a Kyushu, dans l’ouest, mais je n’ai pas l’intention de les rejoindre. Je veux rester ici, aux cotes de ma famille, de mes amis, et de toutes les victimes du desastre. D’une certaine facon, je veux leur donner du courage, comme eux m’en donnent. Pour le moment, je veux m’en tenir a l’attitude que j’ai adoptee dans ma chambre d’hotel. Je vais croire les declarations de gens et d’institutions mieux informes, surtout les scientifiques, les medecins et les ingenieurs dont je lis les explications sur Internet. Leurs avis et leurs jugements ne sont que peu repercutes par les medias. Mais leurs informations sont objectives et exactes, et j’ai plus confiance en elles qu’en tout ce que j’entends d’autre. Il y a dix ans, j’ai ecrit un roman [kibo no kuni no ekusodasu, exode vers le pays de l'espoir, inedit en francais] dans lequel un collegien, s'adressant au Parlement, lancait : “Ce pays a tout. Ici, on peut trouver tout ce qu’on veut. La seule chose qui manque, c’est l’espoir.” Aujourd’hui, on pourrait dire le contraire : les centres d’evacuation sont confrontes a de graves penuries de nourriture, d’eau et de medicaments. On manque aussi de vivres et d’electricite dans la region de Tokyo. Notre mode de vie est menace. Le gouvernement et les services publics n’ont pas reagi comme il convenait. Mais en depit de tout ce que nous avons perdu, nous, les Japonais, avons retrouve une chose, l’espoir. Le grand tremblement de terre et le tsunami nous ont prive de bien des vies et de bien des ressources. Mais nous, qui etions si ivres de notre propre prosperite, avons replante le ferment de l’espoir. Voila pourquoi j'ai choisi de croire. venait nombreux soutenir le Japon ce week end du 26 et 27 mars au dojo d' Herblay dans le

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