Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Filipino Values for Productivity Values have a lot to do with the manner in which we act. It is, in this manner, significant that we comprehend our Filipino Values. Understanding our own Filipino Values implies looking carefully into our convictions, mores, customs, standards, and conventions, analyzing them intently, taking a gander at their positive and negative polarities, and bridling the positive polarities of our qualities as standards of our conduct at work. Our qualities and standards significantly influenced by the few rulers that went ahead our nation. A few standards are motivated by the Spanish rulers; likewise, a few standards are roused by the Americans, Chinese and Arabs. In this manner, with the assortment foundation of our standards, moral or deceptive, we can't deny the way that we the board to made due from our battles with the assistance of our joined standards originating from the diverse outside rulers who managed and assist us with embellishment the supposed Filipino Values. Regardless of whether these qualities are replicated by our predecessors from the diverse nationality, we will in general case that these qualities, consolidated by different qualities we have learned are the qualities that will comprise our own Filipino Values. Qualities have a lot to do with the manner in which we act, in the association, this is really showed. As talked about in my first response paper, I did presents the qualities of Filipinos regarding working under an association. Filipino qualities for profitability suggests the attribute of Filipinos of difficult work ( masipag at matiyaga). Additionally, I presented the capacity of Filipinos to utilize the little assets accessible in the work environment. Giving accentuation on the capacity of Filipinos of being imagination portrays an image of Ma-utak or Madiskarte. Genuinely Filipinos had these qualities however it out weighted by the shortcomings that I will introduce in this response paper. This is from the book of a mainstream human conduct book writer, a Filipino who directed examination with the end goal for him to know the negative qualities that influence the quality creation of Filipinos. Negative estimations of the Filipinos that influence the quality creation are the accompanying: 1. Ningas kugon 2. Bahala na System 3. Baka makalusot Notion 4. May quality controller naman 5. Hindi naman mababawasan sweldo ko 6. Hindi naman malalaman kung sino ang gumagawa ng mali 7. Di na baling mama dismiss, may fixer naman 8. Bakit and iba diyan, mas marami ache dismiss 9. Tahi lang ng tahi 10. Mamaya System. 11. Kahit may dismiss babayaran dad rin tayo Some of these negative qualities are for the most part found in an estate where Filipino laborers typically work. To isolate the ones that by and large showed regardless of whether office and in some other work place, in this response paper I will simply talk about the essential qualities that extraordinarily influence the efficiency of us, Filipinos. Ã¢â¬Å"Ningas Kugon ay isang idioma na nangangahulugang sa umpisa lang magaling at kalaunay mag-iibaÃ¢â¬â¢t hindi na ipagpapatuloy ang magandang pagsisimula. Ã¢â¬ To begin right and not to proceed with a decent beginning as you go on to the work. This is a quality that negates the pith of difficult work. For Filipinos, early introduction is exceptionally applicable to develop your picture to your chief. All things considered, this terrible, working isn't building your picture however it is tied in with attempting to enable the association to achieve hierarchical objective. Perhaps, you can develop your own picture to your co-representative and manager as your second need in the association since I can't deny the way that in an association human connection exist. Doing great from the beginning will take Juan from humble beginnings to the top assuming just, he would simply proceed with that great execution from that of the beginning. The minor purpose of inspiration is being wrecked having this sort of quality. This sort of Filipino worth is usually found in a Campaign Period in an Election. Up-and-comers are to a great extent, developing and making some name to the individuals all together for the individuals to decide in favor of them. In the crusade time frame they act like he individual that could be trusted and the individual who will speak to them and answer some social issue yet when this competitor win and sit in the position, the fantasy is finished. In the beginning, you could see and talk them, however as the time passes by, it will be the inverse. Filipinos are currently battling this sort of circumstance by which they will in general know the past exhibition of each up-and-comer and conclude who don't have this thoughtful quality. Relating it to profitability, performing great toward the beginning and not proceeding with that truly influences efficiency in light of the fact that the item that you will be providing for your clients will be profoundly watched particularly to those clients who are enthusiastically purchasing your clients. Ã¢â¬Å"Hay nako, nagbago ang lasa ng tinapay nila dati malinamnam ito. Ã¢â¬ The palatable incentive from the clients is one of the variables that the laborers ought to consider so as to accomplish accomplishment on profitability. Ã¢â¬Å"Ang pagsasawalang-bahala ay isang idioma na nangangahulugan ng pagpapabaya sa isang bagay at iisiping magiging maayos clamor ang lahat sa bandang huli. Ã¢â¬ Bahala na implies Ã¢â¬Å"I couldn't care less what will happenÃ¢â¬ . The idea of Ã¢â¬Ëeverything will going to be alrightÃ¢â¬â¢ likewise comprises the this supposed Bahala na System. Continue pushing on something that you realize it might be not be fruitful is one of the instances of the bahala na framework. Such thought of leaving everything simply the manner in which it is and supplicating that it will going to be alright is the fundamental perfect of this framework. For only a model, in a development venture of a scaffold, the task group pioneer realizing that the recently built extension is temperamental and not prepared to utilize, however the regional government is pushing for its utilization and afterward the undertaking group pioneer let the regional government for its utilization. Ã¢â¬Å"Bahala na, yan ang utos sakin ehÃ¢â¬ , is the idea of abandoning the venture and not leaving yourself alone engaged with the liabilities. Ã¢â¬Å"Bakit ang iba diyan, mas marami ache mali? Ã¢â¬ Counting the quantities of your coworkerÃ¢â¬â¢s slip-ups won't advantage you neither the association. Filipinos had an attribute continues spoiling an association until it will go down, it is the Crab Mentality. Crab Mentality has to do with the efficiency since it one the components that will in general abatement the normal of value creation of Filipino specialists. Searching for an escape clause in the character of your great performing co-representative will isn't a demonstration of helping the association achieve its aimed status. Rather than making a few gossipy tidbits about that individual, why wonÃ¢â¬â¢t you make him/her as one of your spurring element to contribute your endeavors to the association? A test would be the act of lawmakers running for a similar position and they present each otherÃ¢â¬â¢s errors and wrong doings in the past to the individuals. Pulling down the individuals who are attempting they best to move in the stepping stool of achievement is one of the Filipino Values that is viewed as a deterrent on great efficiency of the association. Ã¢â¬Å"Marami dad naming oras, mamaya nalang yan. Ã¢â¬ Procrastination, this is a demonstration that likewise, reducing the pith of difficult work. Filipinos are aficionado of saying the words Ã¢â¬ LATER or WAIT FOR A WHILE. We Filipinos have this natural mentality of doing first what is fundamental and afterward doing what you needed to do. In any case, having as a primary concern the desperation of the things that should have been done don't requires a brisk activity, we will in general delay it for some time and keep on doing the things that you needed to do. Contemplating when is the cutoff time of an undertaking and doing the entire task the day preceding or on the last moment before the submitting hour or day. In the an estate, delaying isn't watched for the organization should create more than what is requested in a fixed timeframe. All things considered, in an organization creating things this is valid, however in an association running an office giving administrations, the direness is watched. Administrations ought to consistently be there, arranged, so when the opportunity arrives, if that particular help is required. Sometimes, administrations that are set up before a genuine interest by the client is a decent quality item. There is this expression by the Filipinos, Ã¢â¬Å"Aanhin dad damo kung patay na ang kabayoÃ¢â¬ , administrations or items that are late will result to poor good input from the clients. Ã¢â¬Å"Hindi na baleng mama dismiss, may fixer naman na mag-aayos. Ã¢â¬ Filipinos love on depending everything to something they realize that it can help or fix or fix anything they have fouled up or they will foul up. Ã¢â¬Å"Di bunch nalangÃ¢â¬ implies stopping on it or kind of stopping on something and releasing it the manner in which it is. Also, contemplating the fixer that will effortlessly fix whatever isn't right in the thing is the rule of relying upon the machine. Rather than causing the thing in the correct way so as to reduce the utilization of a fixer machine, Filipinos keep on doing an inappropriate way of creating the thing simply comply with the time constraint. In this perspective you would now be able to see the relationship of stalling with this characteristic of depend the thing to the machine and to the hour of its cutoff time. With this thoughtful reasoning, it shows the demeanor of giving up the quality creation. The Ã¢â¬Å"Okay na yanÃ¢â¬ demeanor is likewise one of the components of this demonstration. Focusing on amount and not on the nature of the item is the primary idea of this disposition. Filipinos, typically we, as an understudy would state Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Okay na yan, basta may maipasa langÃ¢â¬ as a Ã¢â¬Å"pampalubag-loobÃ¢â¬ in not meeting the ideal nature of the undertaking or for the most part in the midst of assessments. Choosing the amount created and not on the quality isn't acknowledged in the association carefully watching the nature of the items or administrations being delivered. Ã¢â¬Å"Katamaran Ã¢â¬ ito ay isa sa mga hindi kanaisnais na katangian ng mga Pilipino na kung saan ang mga dapat na gawin ay hindi naisasakatuparan sa kadahilanang nagkukulang and motibo para maigalaw ang kanyang katawan upang magtrabahoÃ¢
Saturday, August 22, 2020
string(55) somebody had as of late planted marigolds and geraniums. Ã¢â¬Å"Can I call you?Ã¢â¬ The Sorta-Seth-Lookalike lay exposed in bed, despite everything destroyed despite the fact that heÃ¢â¬â¢d come hours back. I remained close to the entryway, completely dressed, slipping on my shoes. It turned out he was in reality here on business from Seattle, and heÃ¢â¬â¢d been euphoric to learn we lived in a similar city. We will compose a custom exposition test on Succubus Heat CHAPTER 4 or then again any comparable theme just for you Request Now Ã¢â¬Å"Mmm.Ã¢â¬ I pressed together my lips just as I were giving this a ton of thought. Ã¢â¬Å"I donÃ¢â¬â¢t think thatÃ¢â¬â¢s such a decent idea.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Really?Ã¢â¬ His concise, cheerful look blurred. HeÃ¢â¬â¢d ended up being as defenseless and timid as I suspected. I was just the second lady heÃ¢â¬â¢d ever laid down with. Ã¢â¬Å"But I felt likeÃ¢â¬ ¦well, I felt like we truly connected.Ã¢â¬ I fixed him with a virus look. That covering rage from the previous evening no longer devoured me, yet I was as yet furious at the world and expected to lash out at anybody I could. Ã¢â¬Å"Our bodies associated. ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s about it. Actually, I as of now have a boyfriend.Ã¢â¬ His eyes enlarged. I understood then I ought to have referenced having a sweetheart before we engaged in sexual relations. It would have multiplied his blame and given me a more grounded fix. In any case, the desolation he presently felt over laying down with somebody elseÃ¢â¬â¢s sweetheart was without a doubt darkening his spirit even as we talked. Ã¢â¬Å"R-really?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Yup. Sorry. This was only an approach to breathe easy. What's more, truly, child? You need some criticism? YouÃ¢â¬â¢ve still got a long way to go. It truly wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t that great.Ã¢â¬ I left before I could see the full impact of my words. It would hurt, I had no uncertainty about that. Annihilating him didnÃ¢â¬â¢t truly cause me to feel better, however it had solidified me up enough with the goal that I didnÃ¢â¬â¢t need to process any genuine feelings. I was numb, which was about as well as could be expected trust in. Kristin was hanging tight for me at a cafÃ© down the road with the goal that she could drive me over to the clique leaderÃ¢â¬â¢s house. Her unassuming earthy colored hair was pulled up into a slick French turn, and her fresh suit helped me to remember something Grace or Mei may wear, spare this was naval force rather than their typical dark or-on brave days-red. She drank what resembled a cappuccino and picked over the remaining parts of a bagel, her eyes somewhere out in dreamland as she no uncertainty considered the coming dayÃ¢â¬â¢s haggling. I purchased a white chocolate mocha and slid into the seat inverse her. Ã¢â¬Å"Good morning,Ã¢â¬ I said. She looked me over, taking note of the style. Ã¢â¬Å"And a decent night?Ã¢â¬ I shrugged. Ã¢â¬Å"Okay night.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"You prepared to meet the Army of Darkness?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Sure. I-pause. What did you say?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"The Army of Darkness. ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s what the religion calls itself.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"They know thatÃ¢â¬â¢s a film, right?Ã¢â¬ She shook her head. Ã¢â¬Å"Honestly, itÃ¢â¬â¢s difficult to state. They may have named themselves after the film, for all I know.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"This is so preposterous as to be unreal,Ã¢â¬ I advised her. Ã¢â¬Å"It all seems like a joke.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"If only,Ã¢â¬ she mumbled. Ã¢â¬Å"Believe me, IÃ¢â¬â¢ll be happy when you dispose of them. Beside the way that Cedric makes me converse with them, I need to record a ream of administrative work each time they accomplish something idiotic. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s truly worrying him. I continue attempting to get him to do unwinding works out, however he wonÃ¢â¬â¢t.Ã¢â¬ Her tone sounded truly concerned, nearly just as she worked for Cedric out of evident steadfastness, instead of the constrained subjugation all of us bowed to. Ã¢â¬Å"Well, IÃ¢â¬â¢ll see what I can do. DonÃ¢â¬â¢t you folks have a succubus up here? Why isnÃ¢â¬â¢t she working this gathering over?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"SheÃ¢â¬â¢s occupied with tempting the head. Cedric didnÃ¢â¬â¢t need her distracted.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Whoa,Ã¢â¬ I said. It had been a very long time since IÃ¢â¬â¢d had the activity to pursue a significant lawmaker. Ã¢â¬Å"I feel like a slacker.Ã¢â¬ Kristin cut me a look. Ã¢â¬Å"Mostly I hear that youÃ¢â¬â¢re a troublemaker.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I like to think IÃ¢â¬â¢m just misunderstood.Ã¢â¬ She grunted. Ã¢â¬Å"WeÃ¢â¬â¢re all misjudged. You have no clue how frequently individuals attempt to utilize that as motivation to break their contracts.Ã¢â¬ Between grieving Seth and being the objective of JeromeÃ¢â¬â¢s disturbance of late, IÃ¢â¬â¢d had brief period to consider much else. KristinÃ¢â¬â¢s words out of nowhere set off a memory, one IÃ¢â¬â¢d attempted to save covered for quite a while. Ã¢â¬Å"How commonly individuals attempt to break their agreements over an error?Ã¢â¬ When Niphon had been here the previous winter, heÃ¢â¬â¢d gone to incredible torments to confuse my life and get me reviewed to Hell. Since heÃ¢â¬â¢d been the one to fool me into selling my spirit such a long time ago, I had a lot of motivation to despise him. In any case, why heÃ¢â¬â¢d abhor me and need to demolish me? That had been-and still was-a secret. Hugh had guessed that when a devil went to that much difficulty to meddle with their obtaining, there was generally an explanation explicitly, a potential issue with the first agreement. My easygoing air didnÃ¢â¬â¢t fool Kristin. Ã¢â¬Å"You think there may be a blunder in yours?Ã¢â¬ I kept my apathy. Ã¢â¬Å"Hugh-my pixie thought there could be. Be that as it may, he wouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t look it up.Ã¢â¬ His refusal to assist me with stilling stung. Ã¢â¬Å"HeÃ¢â¬â¢s brilliant. Investigating othersÃ¢â¬â¢ agreements can get us in a difficult situation. The vaults of Hell are not a spot you need to get found sneaking about in. It would take a great deal to get a devil to hazard that.Ã¢â¬ I had no evidence, however something disclosed to me that Kristin was more seasoned and higher-positioning than Hugh and that she may have more access than he. I grinned pleasantly. Ã¢â¬Å"What would it take for you to hazard that?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Nothing you can offer.Ã¢â¬ She flashed me a wry smile and slipped on smooth Oakley shades. Ã¢â¬Å"Come on. LetÃ¢â¬â¢s get this over with.Ã¢â¬ We wound up at a house out in rural Vancouver. It was a lower working class region, not especially cleaned yet not the sort of spot you needed to stress over getting robbed either. Kristin stopped in the city and drove me up the houseÃ¢â¬â¢s garage, her heels tapping on the solid. At the edges of the yard, somebody had as of late planted marigolds and geraniums. You read Succubus Heat CHAPTER 4 in classification Paper models She rang the doorbell, and after a second, a man in his mid-twenties addressed the entryway. He had muddled dark hair, as perhaps heÃ¢â¬â¢d just woken up, and had the amicable, serene feel of somebody who worked at Home Depot or Circuit City. Ã¢â¬Å"Hey, Kristin,Ã¢â¬ he stated, voice lively and blas?Ã¢ ¦. Ã¢â¬Å"Come on in.Ã¢â¬ She ventured simply inside the entryway, and I followed, offering the person my very own inviting grin. Ã¢â¬Å"I canÃ¢â¬â¢t stay,Ã¢â¬ she let him know freshly. Ã¢â¬Å"IÃ¢â¬â¢m simply dropping her off. Evan, this isÃ¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ Kristin looked at me, obviously standing by to check whether I needed to utilize my own name. I generally utilized various characters and shapes while tempting casualties, yet it didnÃ¢â¬â¢t appear to be justified, despite all the trouble for this. Ã¢â¬Å"Georgina,Ã¢â¬ I provided. Ã¢â¬Å"Georgina,Ã¢â¬ said Kristin. Ã¢â¬Å"This is Evan.Ã¢â¬ He and I shook hands. Ã¢â¬Å"GeorginaÃ¢â¬â¢s one of the organizers of a sister section in Seattle. SheÃ¢â¬â¢s here to perceive how things are done and perhaps structure a few associations between the groups.Ã¢â¬ She tipped her head down, taking a gander at him over the highest points of her shades. Ã¢â¬Å"I need you to show her every civility and include her in your exercises. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s very important.Ã¢â¬ He gestured, as yet looking mellow and wonderful yet somewhat apprehensive at the severity in her voice. Ã¢â¬Å"Absolutely.Ã¢â¬ Cedric had said Evan knew Kristin was a force player on Team Evil, and he obviously appeared to regard her. She as far as anyone knows didnÃ¢â¬â¢t have the relationship building abilities to Ã¢â¬Å"deal withÃ¢â¬ this gathering, however from the way Evan respected her, it didnÃ¢â¬â¢t appear itÃ¢â¬â¢d take a lot to stand out enough to be noticed. To me, Kristin stated, Ã¢â¬Å"Call a taxi when youÃ¢â¬â¢re done. WeÃ¢â¬â¢ll cost it.Ã¢â¬ With that, she took ease off to her vehicle, leaving me with the supposed general of the Army of Darkness. Ã¢â¬Å"You need anything to drink?Ã¢â¬ he asked, smothering a yawn. Ã¢â¬Å"IÃ¢â¬â¢ve got some RC in the fridge.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"No, much appreciated. IÃ¢â¬â¢m only on edge to figure out how you get things done up here.Ã¢â¬ He smiled. Ã¢â¬Å"Sure. I ought to most likely show you the sanctuary first.Ã¢â¬ I looked around, taking in the bloomed couch and pendulum clock. Ã¢â¬Å"Temple?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Yeah, itÃ¢â¬â¢s in the storm cellar. You sure you donÃ¢â¬â¢t need something to drink?Ã¢â¬ There was nothing I needed to drink that was under 80 proof, so I declined by and by. He drove me down some weak advances, pulling a chain at the base that turned on an exposed light. We remained in an incomplete cellar with unpleasant concrete floors and block dividers. Crease up seats were masterminded in a crescent around a low bookshelf about as high as my abdomen. On the case was a propped up painting with an angelÃ¢â¬â¢s dark outline set against a dim and purple cloud. It appeared as though it had come straight off a science fiction novelÃ¢â¬â¢s spread. Half-consumed red and dark candles were spread around the painting, alongside an upset cross. Off to the side of the room, more candles sat on a washer and dryer. Evan strolled over to a light switch and turned it on. White Christmas lights twinkled to life on the block dividers. Ã¢â¬Å"Wow,Ã¢â¬ I said. My surprise was not faked. Ã¢â¬Å"We arenÃ¢â¬â¢t wrapped setting up here,Ã¢â¬ he said unassumingly. Ã¢â¬Å"We need to change our area a ton to maintain a strategic distance from disclosure. You know how it is. Along these lines, thereÃ¢â¬â¢s still some stuff we have to unpack.Ã¢â¬ H
Sunday, August 16, 2020
2014 Final Decision date - UGA Undergraduate Admissions 2014 Final Decision date Yes, the question that all freshmen applicants (and their parents) have been asking again and again can finally be answered. Final decisions for freshmen applicants are scheduled to be released on Friday, March 28 (unless something catastrophic occurs). As is normal, we will open up the status check sometime late afternoon on Friday (please do not ask what time on Friday, as I am just saying late Friday afternoon for a reason), and applicants will be able to view their decisions. As well, admit and wait-list decision letters will be sent out by mail (we do not mail out denial letters). There will be three decision groups (Admit, Deny and Wait-List), and I will try to post some information on all three of these decisions next week. Please do not have multiple people in your family try to log into the myStatus page on Friday, as this will slow everything down. Just have one person (hopefully yourself) log into myStatus, be patient as it may be slower than normal (do not keep hitting enter or refresh), and tell family members who want to see your myStatus page to wait until Saturday. If you do have multiple people trying to log into your myStatus, it could cause your individual myStatus page to freeze, so do not do this. Remember, we cannot and will not give out any decisions by phone, in person or by email, and we are as happy as you are to have decision day finally get here. Go Dawgs!
Sunday, May 24, 2020
Strategic Management Module 7 Case Study Daryl L. Young Thomas Edison State College Strategic Management Module 7 Case Study Housing Bubble and Its Burst Case Study Question 1: Explain the cause of the housing bubble and its burst in the mid-2000s. To what extent is this problem the result of ethical failure? Housing Bubble No single cause can fully explain the crisis but, in my opinion, the two major bases were legislation that promoted homeownership and subprime mortgages. To fully understand the environment that spawned the housing bubble, weÃ¢â¬â¢ll have to travel back to the 1930s, when the country was in the midst of the Great Depression. During this time frame, homeownership represented only about 40 percent of the U.S.Ã¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦5). CountrywidesÃ¢â¬â¢ Role Case Study Question 2: Evaluate CountrywideÃ¢â¬â¢s role in the subprime mortgage debacle. Was the companyÃ¢â¬â¢s conduct unethical or illegal? CountrywideÃ¢â¬â¢s Role From 2005 to 2007, Countrywide was the leading subprime lender in the country issuing $97.2 billion in subprime mortgages (Bloomberg Business Week, 2009) but only led in market share by 2 percent. The bottom 16 subprime mortgage-issuing firms accounted for $363.5 billion in mortgages (reference chart 1). Countrywide was responsible for 10 percent of a $1 trillion problem. Conduct Unethical or Illegal Countrywide practices were illegal. Countrywide was charged with predatory lending practices (Thompson et al., 2012) and later reached a multi-state settlement for $8.68 billion (Huffman, 2008). Ã¢â¬Å" CountrywideÃ¢â¬â¢s lending practices turned the American dream into a nightmare fore tens of thousands of families by putting them into loans they couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t understand and ultimately couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t afford,Ã¢â¬ said Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr., a co-leader of the negotiations for the states (Huffman, 2008). Countrywide settlement became the largest predatory lending settlement in history, dwarfing the nationwide $484 million settlement (Huffman, 2008). 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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
LIBERTY UNIVERSITY BAPTIST SEMINARY RESEARCH PAPER ON THE THEOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF ONE OF THE NAMES OF GOD: YAHWEH SHAMMAH SUBMITTED TO DR. DENNIS MCDONALD IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THEO 525, SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction ....................................................................................................................3 Defining the Name Ã¢â¬Å"YahwehÃ¢â¬ .......................................................................................4 Defining the Name Ã¢â¬Å"Yahweh ShammahÃ¢â¬ Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦...5 Biblical amp; Historical ContextÃ¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ ¦..........................................6 The Connection ofÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦Defining the Name Ã¢â¬Å"Yahweh shammahÃ¢â¬ One of the names of God in the Old Testament is Yahweh Shammah or Jehovah Shammah, which simply means in the Hebrew language, the Lord is there. In biblical times, names were very important. They usually described the character of the person who obtained the name. Jehovah Shammah is first found in the book of Ezekiel in the Old Testament. The name was used to describe the city of Jerusalem in Ezekiel 48:35. It says, Ã¢â¬Å"The city shall be 18,000 cubits round about; and the name of the city from that day shall be, Ã¢â¬ËThe Lord is there.Ã¢â¬â¢Ã¢â¬ When God named this city Yahweh Shammah he was basically saying that He is the God that is with them; He is the God that will be around them and surround them. It was a time when His people needed encouragement and a moment where their faith needed to be restored. It was a declaration of hope and brought exposure to God who would never desert them. The name Yahweh Shammah represents an incredible blessing. 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string(113) " nestled into a small clearing in the forest, was a tiny stone cottage, lavender gray in the light of the stars\." Ã¢â¬Å"No. No way!Ã¢â¬ I shook my head fiercely and then shot a glance at the smug smile on my seventeen-year-old husbandÃ¢â¬â¢s face. Ã¢â¬Å"No, this doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t count. We will write a custom essay sample on The Twilight Saga 4: Breaking Dawn 24. Surprise or any similar topic only for you Order Now I stopped aging three days ago. I am eighteen forever.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Whatever,Ã¢â¬ Alice said, dismissing my protest with a quick shrug. Ã¢â¬Å"WeÃ¢â¬â¢re celebrating anyway, so suck it up.Ã¢â¬ I sighed. There was rarely a point to arguing with Alice. Her grin got impossibly wider as she read the acquiescence in my eyes. Ã¢â¬Å"Are you ready to open your present?Ã¢â¬ Alice sang. Ã¢â¬Å"Presents,Ã¢â¬ Edward corrected, and he pulled another key Ã¢â¬â this one longer and silver with a less gaudy blue bow Ã¢â¬â from his pocket. I struggled to keep from rolling my eyes. I knew immediately what this key was to Ã¢â¬â the Ã¢â¬Å"after car.Ã¢â¬ I wondered if I should feel excited. It seemed the vampire conversion hadnÃ¢â¬â¢t given me any sudden interest in sports cars. Ã¢â¬Å"Mine first,Ã¢â¬ Alice said, and then stuck her tongue out, foreseeing his answer. Ã¢â¬Å"Mine is closer.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"But look at how sheÃ¢â¬â¢s dressedÃ¢â¬ AliceÃ¢â¬â¢s words were almost a moan. Ã¢â¬Å"ItÃ¢â¬â¢s been killing me all day. That is clearly the priority.Ã¢â¬ My eyebrows pulled together as I wondered how a key could get me into new clothes. Had she gotten me a whole trunkful? Ã¢â¬Å"I know Ã¢â¬â IÃ¢â¬â¢ll play you for it,Ã¢â¬ Alice suggested. Ã¢â¬Å"Rock, paper, scissors.Ã¢â¬ Jasper chuckled and Edward sighed. Ã¢â¬Å"Why you donÃ¢â¬â¢t you just tell me who wins?Ã¢â¬ Edward said wryly. Alice beamed. Ã¢â¬Å"I do. Excellent.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"ItÃ¢â¬â¢s probably better that I wait for morning, anyway.Ã¢â¬ Edward smiled crookedly at me and then nodded toward Jacob and Seth, who looked like they were crashed for the night; I wonder how long theyÃ¢â¬â¢d stayed up this time. Ã¢â¬Å"I think it might be more fun if Jacob was awake for the big reveal, donÃ¢â¬â¢t you agree? So that someone there is able to express the right level of enthusiasm?Ã¢â¬ I grinned back. He knew me well. Ã¢â¬Å"Yay,Ã¢â¬ Alice sang. Ã¢â¬Å"Bella, give Ness Ã¢â¬â Renesmee to Rosalie.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Where does she usually sleep?Ã¢â¬ Alice shrugged. Ã¢â¬Å"In RoseÃ¢â¬â¢s arms. Or JacobÃ¢â¬â¢s. Or EsmeÃ¢â¬â¢s. You get the picture. She has never been set down in her entire life. SheÃ¢â¬â¢s going to be the most spoiled half-vampire in existence.Ã¢â¬ Edward laughed while Rosalie took Renesmee expertly in her arms. Ã¢â¬Å"She is also the most unspoiled half-vampire in existence,Ã¢â¬ Rosalie said. Ã¢â¬Å"The beauty of being one of a kind.Ã¢â¬ Rosalie grinned at me, and I was glad to see that the new comradeship between us was still there in her smile. I hadnÃ¢â¬â¢t been entirely sure it would last after RenesmeeÃ¢â¬â¢s life was no longer tied to mine. But maybe we had fought together on the same side long enough that we would always be friends now. IÃ¢â¬â¢d finally made the same choice she would have if sheÃ¢â¬â¢d been in my shoes. That seemed to have washed away her resentment for all my other choices. Alice shoved the beribboned key in my hand, then grabbed my elbow and steered me toward the back door. Ã¢â¬Å"LetÃ¢â¬â¢s go, letÃ¢â¬â¢s go,Ã¢â¬ she trilled. Ã¢â¬Å"Is it outside?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Sort of,Ã¢â¬ Alice said, pushing me forward. Ã¢â¬Å"Enjoy your gift,Ã¢â¬ Rosalie said. Ã¢â¬Å"ItÃ¢â¬â¢s from all of us. Esme especially.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"ArenÃ¢â¬â¢t you coming, too?Ã¢â¬ I realized that no one had moved. Ã¢â¬Å"WeÃ¢â¬â¢ll give you a chance to appreciate it alone,Ã¢â¬ Rosalie said. Ã¢â¬Å"You can tell us about itÃ¢â¬ ¦ later.Ã¢â¬ Emmett guffawed. Something about his laugh made me feel like blushing, though I wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t sure why. I realized that lots of things about me Ã¢â¬â like truly hating surprises, and not liking gifts in general much more Ã¢â¬â had not changed one bit. It was a relief and revelation to discover how much of my essential core traits had come with me into this new body. I hadnÃ¢â¬â¢t expected to be myself. I smiled widely. Alice tugged my elbow, and I couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t stop smiling as I followed her into the purple night. Only Edward came with us. Ã¢â¬Å"ThereÃ¢â¬â¢s the enthusiasm IÃ¢â¬â¢m looking for,Ã¢â¬ Alice murmured approvingly. Then she dropped my arm, made two lithe bounds, and leaped over the river. Ã¢â¬Å"CÃ¢â¬â¢mon, Bella,Ã¢â¬ she called from the other side. Edward jumped at the same time I did; it was every bit as fun as it had been this afternoon. Maybe a little bit more fun because the night changed everything into new, rich colors. Alice took off with us on her heels, heading due north. It was easier to follow the sound of her feet whispering against the ground and the fresh path of her scent than it was to keep my eyes on her through the thick vegetation. At no sign I could see, she whirled and dashed back to where I paused. Ã¢â¬Å"DonÃ¢â¬â¢t attack me,Ã¢â¬ she warned, and sprang at me. Ã¢â¬Å"What are you doing?Ã¢â¬ I demanded, squirming as she scrambled onto my back and wrapped her hands around my face. I felt the urge to throw her off, but I controlled it. Ã¢â¬Å"Making sure you canÃ¢â¬â¢t see.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I could take care of that without the theatrics,Ã¢â¬ Edward offered. Ã¢â¬Å"You might let her cheat. Take her hand and lead her forward.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Alice, I Ã¢â¬â Ã¢â¬Å" Ã¢â¬Å"DonÃ¢â¬â¢t bother, Bella. WeÃ¢â¬â¢re doing this my way.Ã¢â¬ I felt EdwardÃ¢â¬â¢s fingers weave through mine. Ã¢â¬Å"Just a few seconds more, Bella. Then sheÃ¢â¬â¢ll go annoy someone else.Ã¢â¬ He pulled me forward. I kept up easily. I wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t afraid of hitting a tree; the tree would be the only one getting hurt in that scenario. Ã¢â¬Å"You might be a little more appreciative,Ã¢â¬ Alice chided him. Ã¢â¬Å"This is as much for you as it is for her.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"True. Thank you again, Alice.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Yeah, yeah. Okay.Ã¢â¬ AliceÃ¢â¬â¢s voice suddenly shot up with excitement. Ã¢â¬Å"Stop there. Turn her just a little to the right. Yes, like that. Okay. Are you ready?Ã¢â¬ she squeaked. Ã¢â¬Å"IÃ¢â¬â¢m ready.Ã¢â¬ There were new scents here, piquing my interest, increasing my curiosity. Scents that didnÃ¢â¬â¢t belong in the deep woods. Honeysuckle. Smoke. Roses. Sawdust? Something metallic, too. The richness of deep earth, dug up and exposed. I leaned toward the mystery. Alice hopped down from my back, releasing her grip on my eyes. I stared into the violet dark. There, nestled into a small clearing in the forest, was a tiny stone cottage, lavender gray in the light of the stars. You read "The Twilight Saga 4: Breaking Dawn 24. Surprise" in category "Essay examples" It belonged here so absolutely that it seemed as if it must have grown from the rock, a natural formation. Honeysuckle climbed up one wall like a lattice, winding all the way up and over the thick wooden shingles. Late summer roses bloomed in a handkerchief-sized garden under the dark, deep-set windows. There was a little path of flat stones, amethyst in the night, that led up to the quaint arched wooden door. I curled my hand around the key I held, shocked. Ã¢â¬Å"What do you think?Ã¢â¬ AliceÃ¢â¬â¢s voice was soft now; it fit with the perfect quiet of the storybook scene. I opened my mouth but said nothing. Ã¢â¬Å"Esme thought we might like a place of our own for a while, but she didnÃ¢â¬â¢t want us too far away,Ã¢â¬ Edward murmured. Ã¢â¬Å"And she loves any excuse to renovate. This little place has been crumbling away out here for at least a hundred years.Ã¢â¬ I continued staring, mouth gaping like a fish. Ã¢â¬Å"DonÃ¢â¬â¢t you like it?Ã¢â¬ AliceÃ¢â¬â¢s face fell. Ã¢â¬Å"I mean, IÃ¢â¬â¢m sure we could fix it up differently, if you want. Emmett was all for adding a few thousand square feet, a second story, columns, and a tower, but Esme thought you would like it best the way it was meant to look.Ã¢â¬ Her voice started to climb, to go faster. Ã¢â¬Å"If she was wrong, we can get back to work. It wonÃ¢â¬â¢t take long to Ã¢â¬â Ã¢â¬Å" Ã¢â¬Å"Shh!Ã¢â¬ I managed. She pressed her lips together and waited. It took me a few seconds to recover. Ã¢â¬Å"YouÃ¢â¬â¢re giving me a house for my birthday?Ã¢â¬ I whispered. Ã¢â¬Å"Us,Ã¢â¬ Edward corrected. Ã¢â¬Å"And itÃ¢â¬â¢s no more than a cottage. I think the word house implies more legroom.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"No knocking my house,Ã¢â¬ I whispered to him. Alice beamed. Ã¢â¬Å"You like it.Ã¢â¬ I shook my head. Ã¢â¬Å"Love it?Ã¢â¬ I nodded. Ã¢â¬Å"I canÃ¢â¬â¢t wait totell Esme!Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Why didnÃ¢â¬â¢t she come?Ã¢â¬ AliceÃ¢â¬â¢s smile faded a little, twisted just off what it hadbeen, like my question was hard to answer. Ã¢â¬Å"Oh, you knowÃ¢â¬ ¦ they all remember how you are about presents. They didnÃ¢â¬â¢t want to put you under too much pressure to like it.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"But of course I love it. How could I not?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"TheyÃ¢â¬â¢ll like that.Ã¢â¬ She patted my arm. Ã¢â¬Å"Anyhoo, your closet is stocked.Use it wisely. AndÃ¢â¬ ¦ I guess thatÃ¢â¬â¢s everything.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"ArenÃ¢â¬â¢t you going to come inside?Ã¢â¬ She strolled casually a few feet back. Ã¢â¬Å"Edward knows his way around. IÃ¢â¬â¢ll stop byÃ¢â¬ ¦ later. Call me if you canÃ¢â¬â¢t match your clothes right.Ã¢â¬ She threw me a doubtful look and then smiled. Ã¢â¬Å"Jazz wants to hunt. See you.Ã¢â¬ She shot off into the trees like the most graceful bullet. Ã¢â¬Å"That was weird,Ã¢â¬ I said when the sound of her flight had vanished completely. Ã¢â¬Å"Am I really that bad? They didnÃ¢â¬â¢t have to stay away. Now I feel guilty. I didnÃ¢â¬â¢t even thank her right. We should go back,tell Esme Ã¢â¬â Ã¢â¬Å" Ã¢â¬Å"Bella,donÃ¢â¬â¢t besilly. No one thinks youÃ¢â¬â¢re that unreasonable.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Then what Ã¢â¬â Ã¢â¬Å" Ã¢â¬Å"Alone time is their other gift. Alice was trying to be subtle about it.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Oh.Ã¢â¬ That was all it took to make the house disappear. We could have been anywhere. I didnÃ¢â¬â¢t see the trees or the stones or the stars. It was just Edward. Ã¢â¬Å"Let me show you what theyÃ¢â¬â¢ve done,Ã¢â¬ he said, pulling my hand. Was he oblivious to the fact that an electric current was pulsing through my body like adrenaline-spiked blood? Once again I felt oddly off balance, waiting for reactions my body wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t capable of anymore. My heart should have been thundering like a steam engine about to hit us. Deafening. My cheeks should have been brilliant red. For that matter, I ought to have been exhausted. This had been the longest day of my life. I laughed out loud Ã¢â¬â just one quiet little laugh of shock Ã¢â¬â when I realized that this day would never end. Ã¢â¬Å"Do I get to hear the joke?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"ItÃ¢â¬â¢s not a very good one,Ã¢â¬ I told him as he led the way to the little rounded door. Ã¢â¬Å"I was just thinking Ã¢â¬â today is the first and last day of forever. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s kind of hard to wrap my head around it. Even with all this extra room for wrapping.Ã¢â¬ I laughed again. He chuckled with me. He held his hand out toward the doorknob, waiting for me to do the honors. I stuck the key in the lock and turned it. Ã¢â¬Å"YouÃ¢â¬â¢re such a natural at this, Bella; I forget how very strange this all must be for you. I wish I could hear it.Ã¢â¬ He ducked down and yanked me up into his arms so fast that I didnÃ¢â¬â¢t see it coming Ã¢â¬â and that was really something. Ã¢â¬Å"Hey!Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Thresholds are part of my job description,Ã¢â¬ he reminded me. Ã¢â¬Å"But IÃ¢â¬â¢m curious. Tell me what youÃ¢â¬â¢re thinking about right now.Ã¢â¬ He opened the door Ã¢â¬â it fell back with a barely audible creak Ã¢â¬â and stepped through into the little stone living room. Ã¢â¬Å"Everything,Ã¢â¬ I told him. Ã¢â¬Å"All at the same time, you know. Good things and things to worry about and things that are new. How I keep using too many superlatives in my head. Right now, IÃ¢â¬â¢m thinking that Esme is an artist. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s so perfect!Ã¢â¬ The cottage room was something from a fairy tale. The floor was a crazy quilt of smooth, flat stones. The low ceiling had long exposed beams that someone as tall as Jacob would surely knock his head on. The walls were warm wood in some places, stone mosaics in others. The beehive fireplace in the corner held the remains of a slow flickering fire. It was driftwood burning there Ã¢â¬â the low flames were blue and green from the salt. It was furnished in eclectic pieces, not one of them matching another, but harmonious just the same. One chair seemed vaguely medieval, while a low ottoman by the fire was more contemporary and the stocked bookshelf against the far window reminded me of movies set in Italy. Somehow each piece fit together with the others like a big three-dimensional puzzle. There were a few paintings on the walls that I recognized Ã¢â¬â some of my very favorites from the big house. Priceless originals, no doubt, but they seemed to belong here, too, like all the rest. It was a place where anyone could believe magic existed. A place where you just expected Snow White to walk right in with her apple in hand, or a unicorn to stop and nibble at the rosebushes. Edward had always thought that he belonged to the world of horror stories. Of course, IÃ¢â¬â¢d known he was dead wrong. It was obvious that he belonged here. In a fairy tale. And now I was in the story with him. I was about to take advantage of the fact that he hadnÃ¢â¬â¢t gotten around to setting me back on my feet and that his wits-scramblingly beautiful face was only inches away when he said, Ã¢â¬Å"WeÃ¢â¬â¢re lucky Esme thought to add an extra room. No one was planning for Ness Ã¢â¬â Renesmee.Ã¢â¬ I frowned at him, my thoughts channeled down a less pleasant path. Ã¢â¬Å"Not you, too,Ã¢â¬ I complained. Ã¢â¬Å"Sorry, love. I hear it in their thoughts all the time, you know. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s rubbing off on me.Ã¢â¬ I sighed. My baby, the sea serpent. Maybe there was no help for it. Well, /wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t giving in. Tm sure youÃ¢â¬â¢re dying to see the closet. Or, at least IÃ¢â¬â¢ll tell Alice that you were, to make her feel good.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Should I be afraid?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Terrified.Ã¢â¬ He carried me down a narrow stone hallway with tiny arches in the ceiling, like it was our own miniature castle. Ã¢â¬Å"That will be RenesmeeÃ¢â¬â¢s room,Ã¢â¬ he said, nodding to an empty room with a pale wooden floor. Ã¢â¬Å"They didnÃ¢â¬â¢t have time to do much with it, what with the angry werewolves___Ã¢â¬ I laughed quietly, amazed at how quickly everything had turned right when it had all had looked so nightmarish just a week ago. Drat Jacob for making everything perfect this way. Ã¢â¬Å"HereÃ¢â¬â¢s our room. Esme tried to bring some of her island back here for us. She guessed that we would get attached.Ã¢â¬ The bed was huge and white, with clouds of gossamer floating down from the canopy to the floor. The pale wood floor matched the other room, and now I grasped that it was precisely the color of a pristine beach. The walls were that almost-white-blue of a brilliant sunny day, and the back wall had big glass doors that opened into a little hidden garden. Climbing roses and a small round pond, smooth as a mirror and edged with shiny stones. A tiny, calm ocean for us. Ã¢â¬Å"OhÃ¢â¬ was all I could say. Ã¢â¬Å"I know,Ã¢â¬ he whispered. We stood there for a minute, remembering. Though the memories were human and clouded, they took over my mind completely. He smiled a wide, gleaming smile and then laughed. Ã¢â¬Å"The closet is through those double doors. I should warn you Ã¢â¬â itÃ¢â¬â¢s bigger than this room.Ã¢â¬ I didnÃ¢â¬â¢t even glance at the doors. There was nothing else in the world but him again Ã¢â¬â his arms curled under me, his sweet breath on my face, his lips just inches from mine Ã¢â¬â and there was nothing that could distract me now, newborn vampire or not. Ã¢â¬Å"WeÃ¢â¬â¢re going to tell Alice that I ran right to the clothes,Ã¢â¬ I whispered, twisting my fingers into his hair and pulling my face closer to his. Ã¢â¬Å"WeÃ¢â¬â¢re going to tell her I spent hours in there playing dress-up. WeÃ¢â¬â¢re going to lieÃ¢â¬ He caught up to my mood in an instant, or maybe heÃ¢â¬â¢d already been there, and he was just trying to let me fully appreciate my birthday present, like a gentleman. He pulled my face to his with a sudden fierceness, a low moan in his throat. The sound sent the electric current running through my body into a near-frenzy, like I couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t get close enough to him fast enough. I heard the fabric tearing under our hands, and I was glad my clothes, at least, were already destroyed. It was too late for his. It felt almost rude to ignore the pretty white bed, but we just werenÃ¢â¬â¢t going to make it that far. This second honeymoon wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t like our first. Our time on the island had been the epitome of my human life. The very best of it. IÃ¢â¬â¢d been so ready to string along my human time, just to hold on to what I had with him for a little while longer. Because the physical part wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t going to be the same ever again. I should have guessed, after a day like today, that it would be better. I could really appreciate him now Ã¢â¬â could properly see every beautiful line of his perfect face, of his long, flawless body with my strong new eyes, every angle and every plane of him. I could taste his pure, vivid scent on my tongue and feel the unbelievable silkiness of his marble skin under my sensitive fingertips. My skin was so sensitive under his hands, too. He was all new, a different person as our bodies tangled gracefully into one on the sand-pale floor. No caution, no restraint. No fear Ã¢â¬â especially not that. We could love together Ã¢â¬â both active participants now. Finally equals. Like our kisses before, every touch was more than I was used to. So much of himself heÃ¢â¬â¢d been holding back. Necessary at the time, but I couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t believe how much IÃ¢â¬â¢d been missing. I tried to keep in mind that I was stronger than he was, but it was hard to focus on anything with sensations so intense, pulling my attention to a million different places in my body every second; if I hurt him, he didnÃ¢â¬â¢t complain. A very, very small part of my head considered the interesting conundrum presented in this situation. I was never going to get tired, and neither was he. We didnÃ¢â¬â¢t have to catch our breath or rest or eat or even use the bathroom; we had no more mundane human needs. He had the most beautiful, perfect body in the world and I had him all to myself, and it didnÃ¢â¬â¢t feel like I was ever going to find a point where I would think, Now IÃ¢â¬â¢ve had enough for one day. I was always going to want more. And the day was never going to end. So, in such a situation, how did we ever stop? It didnÃ¢â¬â¢t bother me at all that I had no answer. I sort of noticed when the sky began to lighten. The tiny ocean outside turned from black to gray, and a lark started to sing somewhere very close by Ã¢â¬â maybe she had a nest in the roses. Ã¢â¬Å"Do you miss it?Ã¢â¬ I asked him when her song was done. It wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t the first time weÃ¢â¬â¢d spoken, but we werenÃ¢â¬â¢t exactly keeping up a conversation, either. Ã¢â¬Å"Miss what?Ã¢â¬ he murmured. Ã¢â¬Å"All of it Ã¢â¬â the warmth, the soft skin, the tasty smellÃ¢â¬ ¦ IÃ¢â¬â¢m not losing anything at all, and I just wondered if it was a little bit sad for you that you were.Ã¢â¬ He laughed, low and gentle. Ã¢â¬Å"It would be hard to find someone less sad than I am now. Impossible, IÃ¢â¬â¢d venture. Not many people get every single thing they want, plus all the things they didnÃ¢â¬â¢t think to ask for, in the same day.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Are you avoiding the question?Ã¢â¬ He pressed his hand against my face. Ã¢â¬Å"You are warm,Ã¢â¬ he told me. It was true, in a sense. To me, his hand was warm. It wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t the same as touching JacobÃ¢â¬â¢s flame-hot skin, but it was more comfortable. More natural. Then he pulled his fingers very slowly down my face, lightly tracing from my jaw to my throat and then all the way down to my waist. My eyes rolled back into my head a little. Ã¢â¬Å"You are soft.Ã¢â¬ His fingers were like satin against my skin, so I could see what he meant. Ã¢â¬Å"And as for the scent, well, I couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t say I missed that. Do you remember the scent of those hikers on our hunt?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"IÃ¢â¬â¢ve been trying very hard not to.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Imagine kissing that.Ã¢â¬ My throat ripped into flames like pulling the cord on a hot-air balloon. Ã¢â¬Å"0/7.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Precisely. So the answer is no. I am purely full of joy, because I am missing nothing. No one has more than I do now.Ã¢â¬ I was about to inform him of the one exception to his statement, but my lips were suddenly very busy. When the little pool turned pearl-colored with the sunrise, I thought of another question for him. Ã¢â¬Å"How long does this go on? I mean, Carlisle and Esme, Em and Rose, Alice and Jasper Ã¢â¬â they donÃ¢â¬â¢t spend all day locked in their rooms. TheyÃ¢â¬â¢re out in public, fully clothed, all the time. Does thisÃ¢â¬ ¦ craving ever let up?Ã¢â¬ I twisted myself closer into him Ã¢â¬â quite an accomplishment, actually Ã¢â¬â to make it clear what I was talking about. Ã¢â¬Å"ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s difficult to say. Everyone is different and, well, so far youÃ¢â¬â¢re the very most different of all. The average young vampire is too obsessed with thirst to notice much else for a while. That doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t seem to apply to you. With the average vampire, though, after that first year, other needs make themselves known. Neither thirst nor any other desire really ever fades. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s simply a matter of learning to balance them, learning to prioritize and manage___Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"How long?Ã¢â¬ He smiled, wrinkling his nose a little. Ã¢â¬Å"Rosalie and Emmett were the worst. It took a solid decade before I could stand to be within a five-mile radius of them. Even Carlisle and Esme had a difficult time stomaching it. They kicked the happy couple out eventually. Esme built them a house, too. It was grander than this one, but then, Esme knows what Rose likes, and she knows what you like.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"So, after ten years, then?Ã¢â¬ I was pretty sure that Rosalie and Emmett had nothing on us, but it might sound cocky if I went higher than a decade. Ã¢â¬Å"Everybody is normal again? Like they are now?Ã¢â¬ Edward smiled again. Ã¢â¬Å"Well, IÃ¢â¬â¢m not sure what you mean by normal. YouÃ¢â¬â¢ve seen my family going about life in a fairly human way, but youÃ¢â¬â¢ve been sleeping nights.Ã¢â¬ He winked at me. Ã¢â¬Å"ThereÃ¢â¬â¢s a tremendous amount of time left over when you donÃ¢â¬â¢t have to sleep. It makes balancing yourÃ¢â¬ ¦ interests quite easy. ThereÃ¢â¬â¢s a reason why IÃ¢â¬â¢m the best musician in the family, why Ã¢â¬â besides Carlisle Ã¢â¬â IÃ¢â¬â¢ve read the most books, studied the most sciences, become fluent in the most languagesÃ¢â¬ ¦. Emmett would have you believe that IÃ¢â¬â¢m such a know-it-all because of the mind reading, but the truth is that IÃ¢â¬â¢ve just had a lot of free time.Ã¢â¬ We laughed together, and the motion of our laughter did interesting things to the way our bodies were connected, effectively ending that conversation. How to cite The Twilight Saga 4: Breaking Dawn 24. Surprise, Essay examples
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Question: Discuss about theInnovation and Sustainable Business Development for Business Models. Answer: Introduction The three articles on conceptualizing business models as activity based, arrived at significantly different models because of difference in business environments and business activities as modelled by the different organisations. There is no one-fits-all business model that can be universally adopted by all organisations for execution as different companies faces different situations even in the same business environment. For example, one company could be having a superior technology that enables it to produce at lower cost than its peers it could also be that, a different company uses a supplier with very strong network of supply chain but their services are expensive not that all organisations can afford to partner with them and still remain in business. It is therefore possible to come up with significantly different type of business models even when all of them are activity based. (Itami, Nishino, 2010) The concept of business model can therefore be defined as a set of interdependent activities that aims to achieving a common objective of having a product or service delivered to the market for consumption. The business model contains three important players that are; the producer or the focal organisation, the supplier and the consumer each playing different activities in the system. When one is conceptualizing business model as a system there are elements that needs to be considered. One such element is the objective of the focal organization. The objective in this case is what the focal organisation is offering. What type of product or services is it selling or offering? This would then assist the entrepreneur of the focal organisation or its manager to come up with who are going to be the suppliers and the consumers. The activities which these other players will carry out are all guided by the nature of the product or the service on offer. Therefore to come up with business model as a system the key determinant is the focal company objectives then the rest would depend on it. Using business model as an activity based system to solve static problem one needs to consider a case whereby one company is experiencing business challenges in meeting a certain objective. This can be inability to deliver products to the clients because of lack of adequate infrastructure to carry out this function effectively. This company can simply contract another company which can deliver these products on time to the market without delay instead of investing heavily to be able to internally carry out the function. The products can be highly perishable products such as farm flowers. Therefore this static problem is solved by incorporating another firm in to the business system and solves the static of supply. To solve dynamic problem one needs to consider a case where the focal organisation contracts a different firm to produce certain part of their product and still retain the production of the same parts in-house. The focal firm can therefore be able to learn from both in-hous e production and from the contracted outside firm. Any change in consumer behaviour will be easily noted by the focal firm by comparing its findings in its in-house production and external production and make appropriate changes in accordance to the dynamism of the problem. (Itami, Nishino, 2010) To understand how business partner using business model as an activity based we take an example of a focal firm which needs to focus on production and leave another company to focus on distribution and marketing of the product. The two firms will be in one system whereby each of them will be playing distinct activities and the consumers will complete the system by buying the products, thus forming a business model where each player has distinct roles or activities but in one system with one objective of producing and delivering the products to the consumers for purchase. Understanding innovation process using business model as an activity based system will require a consideration of two companies one a research and development company and another an established mechanical engineering company. The research and development company may come up with an innovative idea of friction reducing technology. This technology can significantly reduce the friction of the mechanical equipments being manufactured by the established mechanical engineering company giving them an edge in the market. The established company can contract the research and development company to have this important technology incorporated in its machines and gain advantage in the market. Thus the two companies are now in one business model but each playing distinct activities with one objective of delivering a high efficiency machines to the customers. (Itami, Nishino, 2010) (Kodama, n.d.) Toyota is a car manufacturer based in Japan. To understand the business model of this company we shall consider the article by two professors namely Hiroyuki Itami and Kazumi Nishino in which they titled Killing Two Birds with One Stone. The two professors argue that a business model ought to have two elements, the business system and the profit model. Considering Toyota business model the company procures production of certain car parts from a few selected companies but still produces the same parts internally. What this does is that Toyota is able to learn the new developments as far as production of the parts is concerned. It is also able to draw comparisons with its internal production and make appropriate changes according to the findings the company draws from the two sets of production. This double production is what constitutes the element of business system which make Toyota come up with the sustainable profit model. From the lessons it draws using business system Toyota wil l always respond according to the consumer behaviour and that is why probably, it has been able to coin out this phrase The car in front of you is always a Toyota (Itami, Nishino, 2010) (Cumberlidge, 2007) The article which best explains the concept of business model as an activity based system according to me is Killing Two Birds with One Stone by Professor Hiroyuki Itami and Professor Kazumi Nishino. The reason for this finding is that the article points out that a good business model needs to have two elements, the business system and the profit model where the business system is the main concept of the business not the profit model. I find this to be the best model because as an entrepreneur you need to constantly learn by participating in all aspects of your business not simply procuring them out and forgetting about the new developments which may happen in the market concerning the procured service. In conclusion, future business models should lay emphasis on the business system and not the profit model. There is a temptation to focus more on the profit model because the company is getting monetary gains from this model but in essence it is the business system that makes the profit model breath life. The entrepreneur is able to learn and make adjustments that will make clients continue holding the products of the firm in high regard and thus purchase. If the entrepreneur doesnt study the market and make appropriate response the profit model will become obsolete with time and there will no or less sales as per the profit model. (Quaddus, Woodside, 2015) (Zott, Amit, Massa, n.d.) References Cumberlidge, M. (2007). Business Process Management with JBoss jBPM. Birmingham: Packt Publishing. Itami, H., Nishino, K. (2010). Killing Two Birds with One Stone. Long Range Planning, 43(2- 3), 364-369. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lrp.2009.07.007 Kodama, M. (2007). Knowledge innovation. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Kodama, M. (2010). Boundary management. Heidelberg: Springer. Kodama, M. Collaborative innovation. Quaddus, M., Woodside, A. (2015). Sustaining competitive advantage via business Intelligence, knowledge, management, and system dynamics. Bingley: Emerald. Zott, C., Amit, R., Massa, L. The Business Model: Recent Developments and Future Research. SSRN Electronic Journal. https://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1674384