- Awww, you noticed not only my siggie, but avatar also!!
I'm touched... I'm getting verklemp!!
(For people who hadn't seen SNL "Coffee Talk," veklempt
means "overcome with emotion," or somewthing like that.
Because.... I tried to put my siggie/avatar before the sundown on the Christmas day, but alas, my internet connection was down, and I had to try for several hours to get those on!!
Anyway, my Jewish friend makes great homemade latke (Jewish potato pancake) and they were so good, hense I picked that one for my avatar for Hanukkah.
- Yeah, Hanukkah
are both talking about the same thing, and that "ich
"sound Jade Alchemist
was talking about, according to my above mentioned Jewish friend, it's not as soft as "Ha" in Hanukkah, not as cute as "Cha" in Chanukkah, but sounds more like someone is trying to hack/spit out phlegm/mucus out of throat!!
Yeah, that sounds bad, but IMO, also sort of accurate!! XDD
And, one more OT, about Kwanzaa
... It's an artifitially created seasonal celebration
that only few people seems to be interested in actually celebrating
geared specifically for
African American population in the U. S.
It's sort of like a cross betweem Christmas and Hanukkah, tho the proponent say it's not replacing those holidays, but to be celebrated in addition to. And, like Hanukkah, each day they light candle, I think, and celebrate certain theme, something they took from their "African heritage
" (like, majority of
African Americans in the U.S. are currently overwhelmingly proud of, and eager to preserve/celebrate their African heritage, or something...
Problem with Kwanzaa, IMO, is that unlike Hanukkah that was based on the event out of Jewish history, or Christmas that borrowed hugely from existing native winter celebrations, and both developped FROM and WITH the population's overwhelming urge to celebrate, Kwanzaa started out as the organized man-made new planned "tradition" that African Americans "should' celebrate, with or without the supporting urge to celebrate it by the target popoulation. It looks very neat and honorable in paper, but, IMO, as is, even tough I like the idea of African Americans having their own celebration, honestly, it's one of the most boring celebrations in the U.S.
IMO, they should chuck candle lighting and all those imitation Hanukkah/Christmas stuff... heck, that candle lighting has some very significant meaning to Jewish people, whereas in Africa, most of native population hadn't even owned/used candles, not even the tribes chief(I think)!!
Instead, they should have one big jazz festival, or something most of African American populations can actually relate to...
Ok, I think I just used up this year's allocation of me being on the soap box in this forum...
Thanks for the link for the card shop!!
- The new Art Box with DVD 6 for FMA!! Lucky you!!
Scan it, scan it!!