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Traveling Vocabulary

1. 비행기 = airplane
2. 기차 = train
3. 배 = ship
4. 버스 = bus
5. 지하철 = subway
6. 택시 = taxi
7. 공항 = airport
8. 국제 공항 = international airport
9. 버스 터미날 = bus terminal
10. 기차역 = train station
11. 지하철역 = subway station
12. 버스 정류장 = bus stop
13. 관세 = customs
14. 시설 = facilities
15. 출입국 관리소 = immigration office
16. 매표소 = ticket booth
17. 철도 = railway
18. 호텔 = hotel
19. 유스호스텔 = youth hostel
20. 입구 = entrance
21. 출구 = exit
22. 승치권 = ticket
23. 여권 = passport
24. 탑승권 = boarding pass
25. 출발지 = department point
26. 도착지 = destination
27. 환전소 = foreign exchange
28. 거스름돈 = change (money)
29. 미국 달라 = U.s dollar
30. 요금 = fare
31. 착륙 = landing
32. 이륙 = take off
33. 사업차 = on buiness
34. 휴가차 = on vacation
35. 짐 = luggage
36. 왕복으로 = round trip

37. 오다 = to come
38. 쇼핑하다 = to shop
39. 구경하다 = to sightsee
40. 날다 = to fly
41. 여행하다 = to travel

42. 한국 = Korea
43. 대한민국 = South Korea
44. 북한 = North Korea
45. 미국 = America/ U.S
46. 호주 = Australia
47. 캐나다 = Canada
48. 중국 = China
49. 프랑스 = France
50. 독일 = Germany
51. 인도 = India
52. 일본 = Japan
53. 멕시코 = Mexico
54. 태국 = Thailand
55. 러시아 = Russia
56. 영국 = England
57. 오스트리아 = Austria

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Both of these are disturbing.
They were sent fifteen minutes apart.
(https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/948359545767841792)

First, he threatened nuclear war against North Korea using a tone lethal calls back to his defense of the size of his hands during the election. This came right after there was a flare of hope for peaceful talks during the Olympics. This tweet may have destroyed that opportunity.

Then. He swung into authoritarianism. Awards for the most Corrupt Media of the Year sounds just fine if we are living in Panem, but is jarring in the real world.

This is not normal, rational, or respectable.
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Señora de Cao

Se denomina Señora de Cao o Dama de Cao a la momia perteneciente a una gobernante de la cultura mochica que se cree gobernó el norte del actual Perú en el siglo IV d.C. Después de su descubrimiento en el departamento de La Libertad y de las investigaciones científicas de rigor, los avances fueron dados a conocer el 15 de mayo de 2006, por un equipo de arqueólogos peruanos dirigidos por Régulo Franco Jordán del Ministerio de Cultura del Perú con la cooperación financiera de la Fundación Augusto N. Wiese.

Su descubrimiento se compara con el del Señor de Sipán. Antes del hallazgo, se pensaba que sólo los hombres habían ejercido altos cargos en el antiguo Perú. Se cree que la dama tenía el estatus de gobernante en la sociedad teocrática del valle del río Chicama, además de ser considerada un personaje casi divino. El lujo de los adornos y vestidos que acompañan el fardo funerario de la mujer confirmaron el estatus de la gobernante.

El deceso de la gobernante de la cultura mochica, aparentemente por complicaciones de parto, se produjo aproximadamente en el año 400 d.C., unos 150 años después del apogeo del Señor de Sipán, quien se considera el líder más antiguo que se conozca de esa región norteña del Perú. Los restos momificados de la mujer, de 1,45 metros de altura y entre los 20 y 25 años, estaban cubiertos por 18 collares de oro,plata, lapislázuli, cuarzo y turquesa, treinta adornos de nariz de oro y plata, diademas y coronas de cobre dorado.

El cuerpo de la dama tiene tatuajes de serpientes, arañas, cocodrilos, monos, leopardos, abejas y mariposas, aún visibles, que representan la fertilidad de la tierra pero que también podrían indicar sus dotes como adivina. La preservación del cadáver, así como de algunas vestimentas, fue posible porque se le untó con sulfuro de mercurio, una sustancia venenosa para las bacterias que podrían haber deteriorado el cuerpo. Se piensa que la Señora de Cao trabajaba en algo que tendría que ver con política o religión por sus tatuajes de arañas y serpientes en los brazos.

La tumba fue hallada en la huaca (centro ceremonial) de Cao Viejo, de donde proviene su nombre, ubicada en el complejo arqueológico El Brujo, que se levanta en el distrito de Magdalena de Cao, en el departamento de La Libertad, a unos 700 kilómetros al norte de Lima y 60 kilómetros al norte de Trujillo. En este lugar, se ha acondicionado una sala de exhibición especial para esta momia, en un museo muy moderno que, además, cuenta con guías bien formados.

En la tumba se encontraron cetros de madera forrados de cobre, utilizados en las ceremonias como símbolos de poder y hegemonía, y diversas placas de metal sueltas que cubrían la mortaja de algodón natural. El complejo está formado por cinco pirámides de barro. La tumba fue hallada en una plataforma intermedia, lo cual la preservó de las lluvias de esa zona costeña y del efecto de la capa freática del subsuelo.

The Lady of Cao is a name given to a female Moche mummy discovered at the archeological site El Brujo, which is located about 45 km north of Trujillo in the La Libertad Region of Peru.

The Lady of Cao was discovered in 2006 by a team of Peruvian archaeologists led by Regulo Franco Jordan of the National Cultural Institute of Peru with the financial cooperation of the Augusto N. Wiese Foundation. The mummy, which was heavily tattooed and wrapped in many layers of cloth, was found with a number of ceremonial items, including weapons and jewelry. Also found were the remains of a second young woman, possibly a human sacrifice. A modern autopsy indicated that the Lady of Cao was in her mid twenties when she died and may have of died of complications due to pregnancy or childbirth. The estimated date of death for the Lady of Cao is about 450 CE.

The richness of the burial site, as well as the presence of weapons, suggest that the woman might have been a high ranking priestess or even a Moche ruler, possibly governing what is now known as the Chicama District region of northern Peru. Prior to this discovery, it was believed that only men held high rank in the Moche culture. The discovery of the Lady of Cao burial is compared with that of the Lord of Sipan in terms of important archeological discoveries relating to the Moche.

Say cheese!

Totally forgot to mention - it was suggested to me that I have my picture taken with my husband and the girls at a park and have it framed for each of the girls as a remembrance of our time as a family. I loved the idea but took it a step further and looked into getting a pro photographer or hobbyist to take some nice quality candids. (We have maybe three pictures of the girls and us together… I am way overweight so not a fan of seeing me in photos. But the girls always say it doesn’t matter so I decided to suck it up and suck it in.)

I got some recommendations and someone suggested this really good pro photographer who is having a “Pay What You Can” experiment this month. My budget is way low and I looked at her usual fees and felt embarrassed at how low my offer was. After answering a few questions about us and the reason for the pics, this lovely woman contacted me within an hour and said she would love to be our photographer! I couldn’t believe it.  We are doing this tomorrow at a still-to-be-determined location about 45 minutes north of us. Thrilled, nervous. Psyched.

Wednesday Wanderings

I have no idea where this post will go, so here goes!

- Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia, denial of scientific fact, wildfires in the west that made the air in Minnesota crappy over the weekend, 45, North Korea, DACA, nuclear war. My boss and I were commiserating on the news this week, all of it man made or enhanced by man, and were totally bumming out our 25 year old office assistant. Sorry Josh! Ignoring all we were saying, it really was a beautiful day outside - 65 degrees, breezy, partly sunny, pretty great.

- Continuing my exercising and good eating ways, the first bullet point about going to hell in a handbasket notwithstanding. I’ve lost 5 pounds in 2.5 weeks, been practically religious about weights, swimming, rowing and biking/spinning.

- And speaking of spin, at my class today, I saw an acquaintance who hasn’t been in class for months. He was always kind of a drop dead gorgeous, very cut and in shape guy. He is still those things, though perhaps a little less cut and in fact, had just a bit of a paunch. I know it’s terribly shallow of me, but I kind of found him more attractive than ever with that little belly. Less god-like and more human. And I kind of kicked his ass in the class. See? Shallow.

- Athena is next to me barking in her sleep with that muted bark and moving paws. So. Damned. Cute.

- Mom, if you’re reading this, I’ll respond to your email tomorrow!

Good night all!

The US leaving the Paris Climate Accord showed “the height of egoism and moral vacuum seeking only their own well-being, even at the cost of the entire planet. The selfish act of the US does not only have grave consequences for the international efforts to protect the environment, but poses great danger to other areas as well.“
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North Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (X)

This is where we are now, getting shamed by North Korea. Which, I suppose, stops anyone that was laughing at us, because now they’re horrified instead. 

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From Gloria Rubac in Houston, Texas:

Took photos this afternoon around 4:00 from the Hogan bridge over I-45 just North of downtown and a couple of I-10 at Shepherd.

Didn’t think anything worse than Hurricane Allison would happen in my lifetime. My heart is breaking watching the physical and mental suffering people are dealing with.

Capitalist planning doesn’t include people’s needs. They can plan all their fucking wars but can’t plan for natural disasters.

SMASH THIS DAMNED SYSTEM‼️

anonymous asked:

hmm since north node is going to enter leo, i was wondering, what is transit north node conjunct north node like?

wait so are you saying that you have your natal north node in leo? ok so the nodes spend 18 months in each sign… at age 18 or 19, you have your first Nodal Return, meaning that the north node and south node are in the same signs and same degree as when you were born… since the nodes are about your life purpose, and stepping away from what’s familiar, this is symbolic for how people often choose a college or move out at age 18-19.

at age 36-37 you experience your second Nodal return, hopefully by then you are more clear about what you want to do with your life… 54-55 is another one…

at ages 9, 27, 45, 63… the transiting North Node is conjunct your south node, and the transiting south node is conjunct your north node, this is called the Nodal Reversal. I’m not the expert on interpreting either the reversal or the return, I do plan on researching them more. All I can say is that they are typically milestones in figuring out your life.