Letters from Igniza

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The Credits We Owe and The Credit That Deserves

What do we deserve?

We think we deserve more. Sometimes less. Maybe we all do for the right or wrong reason.

How do we have to contribute? For what purpose and why? We have these questions of who of what of the sort should receive. It is rather opinionated.

Credit

NOUN 1. [mass noun] The ability of a customer to obtain goods or services before payment, based on the trust that payment will be made in the future; 1.1 The money lent or borrowed under a credit arrangement; 2. An entry recording a sum received, listed on the right-hand side or column of an account; 2.1 A payment received; 2.2 [mass noun] Entitlement to a set amount of a particular company’s good or services, typically paid for in advance of use. 3. [mass noun] Public acknowledgement or praise, given or received when a person’s responsibility for an action or idea becomes apparent; 3.1 [in singular] A source of pride; 3.2 [count noun] An item in a list displayed at the beginning or end of a film or television programme, acknowledging a contributor’s role; 4. [mass noun] North American The acknowledgement of a student’s completion of a course or activity that counts towards a degree or diploma as maintained in a school’s records; 4.1 [count noun] A unit of study counting towards a degree or diploma; 4.2 [count noun] British A grade above a pass in an examination; 4.3 Acknowledgement of merit in an examination which is reflected in marks awarded; 5. [mass noun] archaic The quality of being believed or credited; 5.1 Good reputation. Continue reading

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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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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…