News: Chinese Tourists Arrested in Germany after Making Hitler Salutes in Front of Reichstag

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Breaking News from Haaretz: “German police on Saturday arrested two Chinese tourists for making illegal “Heil Hitler” salutes in front of the historic Reichstag building that houses the German parliament.” Read more.

There are times when I am truly ashamed of the ignorance of some of my own people. They idealize and even idolize everything that has ever happened in Europe/Germany. Don’t they have any ideas of the sordidness embedded in history and culture of this continent/country? Here they are obsequiously emulating whatever the West did and do. Yes, I agree these people deserve punishments and further education.

Feel free to read my 2015 tour into Berlin’s past: “Berlin, a City That Looks Back at the Past to Reinvent Itself in the Present”

South Africa: Lovely Sotho and Burmese Hymns

A lovely Sotho hymn (compiled and translated by Esmari, one of our bible study group leaders)

 

Ke ntse ke lebeletse Morena (I am watchful for the Lord)
Ho tla phomola maotong a hae (to rest by His feet)
Hore ke tle ke rutwe ke yena (to be taught by Him)
Moya wa Ka o tle o tshidiswe (so that my soul may be comforted)

Ho monate-nate (x2) (It is nice, really nice)
Ho ba maotong a Jesu (to be at the feet of Jesus)
Ho monate-nate (it is nice, really nice)
Ho rutwa ke Jesu (to be taught by Him)

Thabo e kholo e teng ho yena (Great joy is in Him)
Hobane modibe o phekotswe (because a sinner is healed)
Phekolo e tswa mading a matle (the healing that comes from the wonderful blood)
A tswang lehlakoreng le hlabilweng (that comes out of the side that has been pierced)

Ho monate-nate (x2) (It is nice, really nice)
Ho ba maotong a Jesu (to be at the feet of Jesus)
Ho monate-nate (it is nice, really nice)
Ho rutwa ke Jesu (to be taught by Him)

Ntaela Jesu, ke tle ke utlwe (Tell me what to do Jesus, may I listen)
Mpontshe tsela ya hao e lokileng (show me your way that is good)
Nketelle pele Mmoloki wa Ka (lead me my preserver)
Ke se fapahe mme Ka timela (may I not detour & get lost)

Ho monate-nate (x2) (It is nice, really nice)
Ho ba maotong a Jesu (to be at the feet of Jesus)
Ho monate-nate (it is nice, really nice)
Ho rutwa ke Jesu (to be taught by Him)

An equally lovely Burmese hymn (compiled and translated by Thi Ta):

 

Lar-gya-lay, (Come oh come,)
Htar-wa-ya Pha-yar Htar-wa-ya Pha-yar ei (Let us praise Yahweh God, Oh)
Mi-ta-do ko chee mwam soe lay (Praise the love of Yahweh sovereign God)
Mi-ta-do ko chee mwam soe lay (Praise the love of Yahweh sovereign God)

All in all, a fabulous night with some of my favourite ladies!

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