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  1. Jul 2019
    1. Butterfingers

      a clumsy person, especially one who tends to drop things

    2. On bended knees

      Is dropping knees not uncommon in PH?

    3. Didn't mean to take you for granted

      Who are you talking to?

    4. Butterfingers

      When do Philipino couples bring Butterfingers, randomly or at a specific situation, like a birthday?

    5. Just our souls together

      Some kinda compromise or what?

    6. surrender

      surrender to what?

    7. Kismet

      Is kismet a common word in PH?

    8. dance

      Rathar than dice throwing? - a dance is not completely random but somehow predictable.

    9. I'll drive for 2 hours

      Brother, you gotta walk. A quote from, Chap. 11, Buddhism For Dummies:

      A woman named Kisa Gotami lived in the Buddha’s time. The death of her young son upset her so much that she went mad with grief. Clutching his lifeless form, she wandered from place to place looking for some medicine to cure her beloved child. Her friends felt sorry for her and said, “Gotami, why don’t you approach the Buddha? Perhaps he can help you.”

      With infinite compassion, the Buddha told Gotami, “Go to town and bring me one tiny mustard seed. However, make certain that this seed comes from a house where no one has ever died.”

      The distraught mother immediately began searching house to house for the seed. Although everyone was eager to help her, they all had the same story to tell. “Last year my husband died,” said one. “Three years ago, I lost my daughter,” said another. “My brother died here yesterday,” said a third. Everywhere she went, Gotami heard the same thing.

      At the end of the day, Gotami returned to the Buddha empty handed. “What have you found, Gotami?” he asked gently. “Where is your mustard seed? And where is your son? You’re not carrying him any longer.”

      “Oh, Buddha,” she answered, “today I have discovered that I’m not the only one who has lost a loved one. Everywhere people have died; all things must pass away. I realize how mistaken I was to think that I could have my son back. I’ve accepted his death, and this afternoon, I had his body cremated. Now I’ve returned to you.”

      It is said that the Buddha then accepted Kisa Gotami as his disciple and ordained her as a nun in his order. Her understanding of reality deepened with her practice of Dharma and she soon achieved nirvana — complete liberation from suffering.

  2. Jun 2019
    1. coexisting

      Why does he use the word sometimes?

    2. a Deity

      of what religion?

    3. If ignorance of nature gave birth to gods, knowledge of nature is made for their destruction.

      I dunno which mode of knowing he is talking about: a scientist or a sharman?

    4. the universe

      Is that the Biblical one?

  3. Apr 2019
  4. Jul 2018
    1. corticosteroid

      Corticosteroids: Drug Facts, Side Effects and Dosing: "Corticosteroids are steroid hormones that are either produced by the body or are man-made."

    2. ß2-agonists

      see: https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Beta2-adrenergic_agonist

      Aside: "beta agonists to treat asthma symptoms can excite the nervous system and prompt migraine, Cady says. Conversely, beta blockers to prevent migraine can worsen asthma." Asthma, Migraines, Sinus Headaches, and Their Connection

    3. the baseline

      = healthy folks?

    4. FEV1

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirometry?oldformat=true#Forced_expiratory_volume_in_1_second_(FEV1) :

      "the volume of air that can forcibly be blown out in one second, after full inspiration."

    5. Turbuhaler

      Turbuhaler® is a type of inhaler.

    6. PEF

      "the maximal flow (or speed) achieved during the maximally forced expiration initiated at full inspiration, measured in liters per minute or in liters per second." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirometry?oldformat=true#Peak_expiratory_flow_(PEF)

    7. duration of symptoms

      = severity of the disease?

    8. duration

      How do they estimate/define the initiation date?

    1. left the company in the hands of the workers in order to continue producing for the citizens


    2. In 2014, the government temporarily seized control of two manufacturing plants owned by The Clorox Company
    3. did not provide further explanation

      is that bc it's obvious for a socialist?

    4. Raw material shortage and the government’s control over product prices in the country

      whether that's the government's fault or not?

  5. Jun 2018
    1. usually have a family history of allergic diseases
    2. an immediate response to a triggering event like food intake
    3. triggers, allergens or the patient not taking their medications, the condition worsens
    4. tend to be non-allergic.
    5. particularly women, get asthma for the first time later in life
    1. God manage the Earth
    2. out of his control

      man, it's too weak.

    3. should not "mix the spiritual with the natural." But even he, a few minutes later, says it was God's grace that the earthquake happened in the afternoon, when fewer people were indoors

      I dunno how that works.

    4. We feel that God is in nature, like nature is in God

      I hear u but it's a contradiction. (Or a coinduction?)

    5. reincarnated

      according to Budda, being incarnated is worse than to attain nirvana.

    6. Only Christians believe that

      Wrong: many folks believe so consciously/unconsciously including conspiracy theorists, who believe the world is controlled by someone. E.g. Sandy Hook Truthers Harass Samaritan Hero.

    7. I can't ask myself that question


    1. supports the development of skills in correspondence to the individual’s vocation and dignity.


    2. the right to equal and just wages


    3. solidarity with men and women experiencing “social exclusion and marginalization” is not enough
    4. viewing everything solely as a “trade commodity”
    5. managers are obliged to do all possible so that every man and woman can work and so carry their heads high and look others in the eye with dignity
    1. the first starsThat flash like my soul

      How many exactly? Let me case-study:

      1. one: unlikely in this translation.
        • a heart wrenching story.
      2. a few: Likely, at least in this translation.
        • kinda sad.
      3. a lot scattering over the sky: Could be, at least in a Japanese translation in which "first" is omitted.
    2. the sea, or the beach

      which one is it

    3. sea that is thrashedBy your oceanic eyes

      don't make any sense: she IS the sea/her eye.

    4. darkness

      darkness = her cold response?

    5. drowning man's

      writer is contemplating suicide?

    6. blue

      if those are stars, why not yellow/white but blue?

    7. mare

      why not a male horse?

    8. already afternoon.

    9. red

      blood or color of his heart or what?

    10. the afternoons

      What time exactly? Like 1:00 PM or 4:00 PM?

    11. The Afternoons

      What about the morning?

  6. Dec 2017
  7. Nov 2017
    1. contains zero or more optional elements, described below

      can be empty!