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The Word, Gelatin

The food which we called desserts is called “jelly” came from the word gelatin.

Gelatin is based from the Latin word,”gelatus” which means “frozen/stiff”. It is also the base word for another sweet dessert called “gelato” which is also an Italian word for a type of ice cream.

Gelatin is also a protein for vegan food supposedly. Remember what I meant by ‘supposedly’…. Do you know where gelatin is originated from? It’s from animal fat which is a stiffen liquid substance.

Although there are alternative ways to avoid and recreate gelatin from a organic chemical mixture, please be aware if you are vegetarian or vegan.

Don’t forget gelatin is also found in products such as shampoo and cosmetics. It’s funny that beauty can kill.

I wonder how many people are aware of this knowledge….

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Love to Swing It?! Be Swung or Either-Or Swinger?

Life will be shaken by Mother Nature. The Earth would move and crack. Everything around us only goes in one direction. The laws given to live in this cycle of life is never broken.

However life has lifestyles of choice, some of which can go to different directions. But then if you consider love-life, it can be a swing. Just like the swing you sit in a playground. Although it may be a childish example but if you can relate how life is moving and never still. You could sit on it alone and you have a choice to stay still or sway it; yet you can never get the full excitement of it unless someone gives a push of what it brings. Continue reading


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The Word, Nice

I personally tend not to use the word, nice. But then, this is a perfect word I will use to be either sarcastic or be “nice” about it.

Although this word is the most common and positive adjective to describe something or someone, this would surprise you. In case you didn’t notice, the Old French and Old English word “nice” actually means “foolish or stupid”. The word came from the Latin word, nescius which the literal meaning was “not know” which also indicates the meaning of “being ignorant”.

Nice is a perfect example of how a presently positive meaning was then had a negative connotation. Somehow over the past two or three century or so, this meaning has been completely shifted.

Look Merriam-Webster Dictionary or the Dictionary Reference to see for yourself.

I wonder how many people use “nice“. This intrigues me whether if the person thinks about what he or she says…