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Birelio (June) 29, 2008 

ReginosPalp: 2 dalis (ReginosPalepe: Part 2)

Kur buvau dingus? (Where have I been?)

Namo praradimo pavojai i ariau (Losing your House)

Kas yra patriotas? (What is a patriot?)

Kaip veikia prezidento rinkim mechanizmas? (Electing a President)

 

 

Liepos (July) 24, 2006

Alimentai vaik ilaikymui (Child Support Enforcement)

Laik krepelis (Mailbag)

Nra imigracini naujien (No Action on Immigration)

Alimentai vaikui Kalifornijoje (California Child Support)

Ar tikrai kitoks? (Marketing Scheme)

Nemokama antivirusin (Free Anti-Virus Software)

Foto Konkursas (Photo Contest)

Birelio (June) 21, 2006

Mes keiiame krypt (Changing Direction)

Imigruoti Kanad (Immigration to Canada)

Kaip atvykti JAV ir dirbti gydytoju (Coming to the US as a doctor)

Keliauti Japonij (Traveling to Japan)

Balandis (Apr) 24, 2006

Paskutins imigracins inios (Immigration Update) 

Balandis (Apr) 13, 2006

Velykins mintys (Easter Thoughts)

Emigrant keliu (Emmigrant Road)

Lina Macaitien

Jau pavasaris (It's Spring)

Balandis (Apr) 10, 2006 

Kol kas nra jokios imigracins reformos (No Immigration Reform Yet)

Patikrinti Application Status (Checking Application Status)

Darbo leidimai (Work Permits)

Moters biologinis laikrodis (Women's Biological Clock)

Albino Hoffman fotografijos (Photos by Albinas Hoffman)

Kaip tinkamai pasirengti emigranto kelionei (Preparing for the Journey of Emmigration)

Pramogos, renginiai ikagoje (Chicago Activities)

Kovas (Mar) 30, 2006

Imigraciniai debatai (The Immigration Debate)

DREAM aktas (The DREAM Act)

Kelion maina su vaikais ir be j (Driving Vacations)

Laik krepelis (Mailbag)

Kovas (Mar) 23, 2006 

Tapimas legaliais (Becoming Legal)

Krepinis ir isilavinimas (Basketball and Education)

JAV pilietybs egzaminas (US Citizenship Exam)

Darbo viza  (Employment Visa)

 Imigrant vizos (Immigrant Visas)

Lietuvika garin pirtis ( Lithuanian steam baths)

Kovas (Mar) 16, 2006 

Amerikieiai ir imigrantai (Americans and Immigrants)

Tapimas legaliais (Becoming Legal)

Skatiname imigracij? (Encouraging Immigration?)

Amnestija (Amnesty)

Plauk alinimas lazeriu (Laser Hair Removal)

Investuokite Baltijos alyse (Invest in the Baltics)

Kovas (Mar) 9, 2006 

Pauki gripo naujienos (Bird Flu Update)

Antibiotik ala (Antibiotic Abuse)

Laikai i  Norviliki pilies Lietuvoje (Letter from Norviliskiu Castle)

Kaip atsiimti nesumokt alg -- 2 (Unpaid Wages -- 2)

Imigraciniai klausimai (Immigration Questions)

Kur galiau rasti kvalifikuot eimos psicholog? (Finding a family therapist)

Laik krepelis (Mailbag)

Kovas (Mar) 3, 2006

Ms vieni metai (Its been One Year)

Reginos laikai (Regina's Letters)

Imigruojant Canada (Immigrate to Canada)

Padedate vieni kitiems (Readers Help Readers)

Lietuvos kulinarinis paveldas  (Lithuanias Culinary Heritage)

Kaip atsiimti nesumokt alg (Unpaid Wages Complaint)

  Poezijos tinklapis (Poetry Website)

Vasaris (Feb) 23, 2006 

Neramus laikas Buui (Troubles for Bush)

Ugavns (Shrove Tuesday)

Blynai, blyneliai, sklindiai (Pancakes, crepes, and scones)

Laik krepelis (Mailbag)

Skyrybos ir mokesiai (2) (Divorce and Taxes)

Vasaris (Feb) 16, 2006

Lietuvos nepriklausomyb (Lithuanian Independence)

Pompja (Pompeii)

Laikai i  Norviliki pilies Lietuvoje (Letters from Norviliskiu Castle)

Pasmerkto mirti istorija (Condemned to Die)

Skyrybos ir mokesiai (Divorce and Taxes)

Laik krepelis (Mailbag)

Paklausk Erikos (Ask Erika)

Vasaris (Feb) 9, 2006 

Bk Valentinu pati sau (Be your own Valentine)

Valentino diena (Valentine's Day)

Laik krepelis(Mailbag)

Psichologijos tinklapis - TAU!

Krepinio mokykla (School for Basketball)

Emigruoju Amerik (Coming to America)

Mam ir ti klubas (Mom and Dad's Club)

Skaitytoj kryba (Reader's Creations)

Vasaris (Feb) 2, 2006 

Reginos laikai (Regina's Letters)

Mokslinis mstymas 1 dalis (Scientific Thinking Part 1)

Mueik dovanos (Another Beating, Another Baubel)

Pagalba naujagimiui JAV (Public Aid for Baby)

10 met viza (10 Year Visa) 

Imigracin viza ankui (Immigrant Visa for Grandson)

Sausis (Jan) 26, 2006

Gydymas ar iliuzija? (Healing or Delusion)

Vaizduots galia (The Power of Imagination) 

Imigracins vizos (Immigration Visas)

Usienis ir dviguba pilietyb (Living Abroad with Dual Citizenship)

Sausis (Jan) 19, 2006

Psichinis gydymas (Psychic Healing)

Vitaminas D ir vins ligos (Vitamin D and Cancer)

Amerikos pilieiai usienyje (American Citizens Abroad)

New Yorko dirbanij apsauga (New York Workers Rights)

Laik krepelis(Mailbag)

Skaitytoj nuomons (Reader's Opinions)

Sausis (Jan) 12, 2006

Reginos laikai (Regina's Letters)

Js kompiuterio saugumas (Security for your Computer)

Seksualinis priekabiavimas (Sexual Harassment)

Vairavimas Virginia valstijoje (Driving in Virginia)

Social Security pinigai (Social Security Benefits)

Sausis (Jan) 5, 2006

Reginos laikai (Regina's Letters)

alia arbata ir svorio metimas (Green Tea and Weight Loss)

"Uraganiniai" automobiliai (Hurricane Cars)

Klausimai ir atsakymai (Questions and Answers)

Gruodis (Dec) 15, 2005

 Kald kilm (The Origins of Christmas)

ventiniai Kald vakarliai (Christmas Parties)

Ar tai mokslas? (Is It Science?)

Smurtas namuose (Domestic Violence)

Paauglio klausimas (Teenager's Question)

Kaip atsiimti pinigus  (How to get Money Back)

Sualojimai darbe (On the Job Injury)

Diazas Lietuvoje (Jazz in Lithuania)

Geri dalykai Lietuvoje (Positive Things in Lithuania)

ventj ki ir kald puota

Gruodis (Dec) 7, 2005

Bliuz klubas (Blues Club)

Pauki gripo baim (Catching Bird Flu)

Kald varks kukuliukai

Senoviniai klaipdietiki patiekalai (Ancient Lithuanian Dishes)

Vertingas projektas (Important Project)

iema ikagoje (Winter in Chicago)

2006 Nauj Met sutiktuvs  ir renginiai kitose valstijose (New Years 2006)

Laik krepelis (Mailbag)

Lapkritis (Nov) 22, 2005 

Legendos apie isilavinim (Myths about Education)

Asimiliacija (Assimilation)

Eks- gubernatoriaus teismas (The Ryan Trial)

Poet and Musician (Poetas ir Muzikantas)

Lapkritis (Nov) 17, 2005 

Padkos piet receptai (Recipes for Thanksgiving)

Lietuvos kulinarijos enciklopedija (Encyclopedia of Lithuanian Cuisine)

Lietuvos kulinarins tradicijos (Lithuania's Culinary Tradition)

Palyginimai (Comparing)

Viskas apie kalakut (All About Turkey)

Lapkritis (Nov) 10, 2005 

K reikia Padkos vent  (What Thanksgiving Means)

Pasirengimas Padkos Dienos pietums (Pot Luck Thanksgiving)

Thanksgiving ventės atsiradimo istorija

Baltj rm rpesiai (White House Troubles)

Spaudos laisv (Freedom of the Press)

Skaitytoj laikai Tinai (Reader's Letters to Tina)

alios kortels loterija (Green Card Lottery)

Klausimas apie alios Kortels loterij (Question about Green Card Lottery)

Kaip jauiasi gr gyventi Lietuv? (2) (Back Home in Lithuania)

Invalidas Lietuvoje iandien (An Invalid in Lithuania Today)

 


 

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One thing more about gifts

 

Guoba


 
I invited my friends over for dinner recently. For a simple dinner, not a fancy one, just to meet.  It was no big deal. Of course they asked how could they help. I answered that a bottle of red wine would go very well with my roast.

 

I took care of all the snacks before dinner, and lighted the candles. The guests are already here. It was a big pleasure to see faces I hadnt seen for a long time. Suddenly the man remembers that it is time to bring gifts from the car. I cant find the words to express myself. Two kids hurry to help their father. 

 

 

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Dar kart apie dovanas. Kas tinka, kas ne?

 

Guoba


Pakvieau draugus piet. Paprast, ne koki grandiozini, tiesiog susitikti. No big deal. inoma, buvau paklausta, gal kuo galt prisidt. K gi, raudono vyno butelaitis bt kaip tik prie mano kepsnio.

 

Pasirpinu ukandle prie pietus, jaukiai udegu vakeles. Sveiai jau ia. Malonu matyt seniausiai regtus veidus. Tik staiga eimos galva sukrunta- mat, reikia lauktuves atnet i automobilio.

Toliau neinau kaip ireikt mano spdius. Du vaikai ilapatuoja irgi- padti tiui. Greit pilnja mano valgomojo stalas: ''ia va ipsai mums, o ia-vaikams, ia, irk, a padariau dar sumutini, o va itos darovs tai tikrai tiks prie kepsnio, va, it irgi gaminau specialiai tik tau, o va ir vynas- raudonas, bet gal kas nors ir balto, va pyragas, pati kepiau, o ia sausainiukai vaikuiams...inoma, kad nepamirtume, juk mes be lauktuvi nevaiavom- va, maina jaunliui, o ia -dukrelei CD, tikrai patiks..."


Kurgi ne! Aikiodama dlioju grybes, vaikai lekia ibandyt asmenini lauktuvi; gi mano kepsnys orkaitj, matyt i piktumo, pradeda rkti.

 

Baliavojam'' keturiese ilgai. Vis kvpdami oro ir ugerdami vynu- ia baltu, ia raudonu. vertinam visus darbios lietuvaits gamintus valgius ir skanstus. Isiskirdami tariams ''atsakomiesiems'' pietums j namuose, deja, mano siela sunegaluoja, o mano vyro- skrandis...
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Prie madaug 15 met umezgm ry su tolimais tolimais giminaiiais amerikieiais. Keli i ms gimins buvo pakviesti apsilankyt JAV. vyko vos ne gimins Lietuvoj susirinkimas: tai k gi tokio tiems amerikieiams nuveti?

Po debat ir  rinkliavos (i kiekvienos eimos po pus mnesinio atlyginimo), atstovai ikeliavo su puikiausio porceliano servizu, visoki ri saldainiais, gintarais ir tautinm juostom.

 

Amerikieiams patiko. Labai. Tai dar po poros met nusiuntm dar vien porceliano serviz, tik kitokio atspalvio.

 

Vliau sulaukm ir j Lietuvoj. Tik po galais, pasitaik blokados laikas- nei vandens karto, nei benzino...Vos infarkto jiems nevar viebutukas, kai visur viesas ijung 9 valand vakaro. Ir telefonus. Ir TV..

Jie irgi lauktuvi mums atve- toki auni mayi atvaitli: nuplii lipduk, prisilipdai ant nugaros, kai eini tamsiom blokados gatvm, jei kokia maina pasitaiko- tuoj tas atvaitlis sublizga.. inom, kad labai geras daiktas, o be to ir  jie vis kartojo: ''Cool, cool., it's sooooo cool.''


Turiu dar istorijeli, tik juokingesni, bet, et, mat jas galas! Pavyzdiai reikalingi tik tam, kad  iliustruot uuot moralizavus. Taisykli be iimi nebna, taip, kaip taut, taip, kaip ali. O po saule vietos visiems uteks- va ia tai bent dovana! Dar pasidovanokim juoko porcij, jokios ugauls ar gaiaties. Geri odiai-gerai, linksmi ir geri- dar geriau, o linksmi, geri  ir gl vazone su kaspinu- geriausia!

 


(Lithuanian Text)

One thing more about gifts

 

Guoba


 
I invited my friends over for dinner recently. For a simple dinner, not a fancy one, just to meet.  It was no big deal. Of course they asked how could they help. I answered that a bottle of red wine would go very well with my roast.

 

I took care of all the snacks before dinner, and lighted the candles. The guests are already here. It was a big pleasure to see faces I hadnt seen for a long time. Suddenly the man remembers that it is time to bring gifts from the car. I cant find the words to express myself. Two kids hurry to help their father.

 

In a moment our dinner table becomes filled with different foods: Those chips are for us and those are for the kids.  And look -- I made sandwiches especially for the kids, and those vegetables will go with your roast, and this I cooked just for you, and here is some wine - red, but maybe somebody will want white, here is a nice bottle of white and this is a cake I baked myself and here are cookies for the kidsOh yes, dont forgetdont think we came without any gifts. Here is a toy car for your son and here is a CD player for your daughter, they really will like them


Sighing I arranged all the goods on the table.  The kids run away to try their gifts and my roast in the oven begins to smoke, maybe from anger.

 

The four of us are partying late, stuffing our bellies so full we could hardly breathe, and sipping wine- here white, there red. We evaluate all the delicious dishes prepared by this Lithuanian woman. Before saying good- bye we schedule a return visit at their home but my heart sinks at the thought and my husbands stomach suddenly feels upset. 

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About15 years ago we made contact with some distant relatives in America. A few of us were lucky enough to be invited to visit them. The whole extended family from all Lithuania came together to decide: what kind of gift to bring to these Americans?

 

After much debate and collecting money (every family donated half of their monthly salary), the travelers left with a huge, very fancy and expensive porcelain dinner set, along with different kinds of candies, amber and hand-woven sashes.

 

The Americans liked everything, very much. Then a few years later we sent another similar dinner set only in a different pattern.

Several years later they visited us in Lithuania. It happened to be at a very bad time a very bad time, during a blockade.  There was no hot water, no gasThey almost had a heart attack in their hotel when at 9 p.m. the lights, phones, and TV were all disconnected.

 

They brought gifts to us too- lovely reflectors with adhesive backing to attach to our clothing.  They were very comfortable to wear when we walked through the dark blockaded streets. If a car happened to come this reflector suddenly shined. Of course, it was a nice thing and the Americans who brought them repeated: : ''Cool, cool., it's sooooo cool.''


I know more stories like this even funnier, but this is enough for now. We need examples to illustrate without preaching. There are exceptions to all rules.  The same for nations and countries. And the space under the sun will be enough for everybody - this is really the perfect gift! Add to this gift something else, a dose of laughter without offense. Put them together with a few kind, funny words - and a flower in a pot with a ribbon to make it the best.

 

 

 

 

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