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Nice Thoughts

The following are a collection of nice thoughts:

If you judge people, you have no time to love them. - Mother Teresa

In a day, when you don't come across any problems, you can be sure that you are travelling a wrong path - Swami Vivekananda

If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means that they had never tried a new thing in their life. - Albert Einstein.


Never break four things in our life - Trust, Relations, Promise & Heart because when they break, the don't make noise but pains a lot. - Charles Dickens


Three sentences for getting success:
Know more than other.Work more than other.Expect less than other- William Shakespeare.


If you win, you need not have to explain... If you lose, you should not be there to explain! - Adolf Hitler.


If we cannot love the person whom we see, how can we love God, whom we cannot see ... - Mother Teresa


I will not say I failed 1000 times, I will say that I discovered 1000 ways that can cause failure. - Thomas…

MUM - JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION
Mother, Mum, Mama, Mummy, Mumma, Ma

JOB DESCRIPTION
Long term, team players needed, for challenging permanent work in an, often chaotic environment.Candidates must possess excellent communication and organisational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24 hour shifts on call. Some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in far away cities. Travel expenses not reimbursed. Extensive courier duties also required.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The rest of your life. Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily, until someone needs $5. Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly. Also, must possess the physical stamina of a pack mule and be able to go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat in case, this time, the screams from the backyard are not someone just crying wolf.

Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges, such as small …

Twelve Wonderful Commandments

1. Make up your mind to be happy. learn to find pleasure in simple things.

2. Make the best of your circumstances. No one has everything, and everyone has something. Of sorrow intermingled with gladness of life. The trick is To make the laughter outweigh the tears.

3. Don't take yourself too seriously. Don't think that somehow you should be protected From misfortune that befalls other people.

4. You can't please everybody. Don't let criticism worry you.

5. Don't let your neighbor set your standards. Be yourself.

6. Do the things you enjoy doing but stay out of debt.

7. Never borrow trouble. Imaginary things are harder to bear than real ones.

8. Since hate poisons the soul, do not cherish jealousy, Avoid people who make you unhappy.

9. Have many interest. If you can't travel, read about new places.

10. Don't hold postmortems. Don't spend your time brooding over sorrows or mistakes. Don't be one who never gets over things.

11. Keep busy …

Different Parts of Our Body Age At Different Times

Received this from a colleague:

WE all accept that getting older is inevitable, and now leading clinicians have revealed the exact age when different body parts start to decline, most alarming being the brain and lungs.

French doctors have found that the quality of man's sperm starts to deteriorate by 35, so that by the time a man is 45 a third of pregnancies end in miscarriage. Here, with the help of leading clinicians, Angela Epstein tells the Daily Mail the ages when different parts of the body start to lose their battle with time.

BRAIN - Starts aging at 20
As we get older, the number of nerve cells - or neurons - in the brain decrease. We start with around 100 billion, but in our 20s this number starts to decline. By 40, we could be losing up to 10,000 per day, affecting memory, co-ordination and brain function.

GUT - Starts aging at 55.
A healthy gut has a good balance between harmful and 'friendly' bacteria. But levels of friendly bacteria in the gut drop significantly af…

NAILS IN THE FENCE

Received this from a friend - posted it a bit late. National Friendship week is on Aug 2, 2009 (one week late).

Make sure you read all the way down to the last sentence.



(Most importantly the last sentence)



There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His Father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence.

The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.. Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all.

He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper.


The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.

The father took his son by the hand an…

The Mom Song

I just attended a talk today on parenting and was introduced this outrageously funny video and thought I would share it here:

Chingay - Flag Balancing competition in Penang

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To give you a sense of the difficulty, see the size of the flag compared to the participants:



The video is here:

$20/- Sometimes we just need to be Reminded!

Received the following in the mail:

$20.00 - Sometimes we just need to be reminded!

A well-known speaker started off his seminar by:

holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked,
'Who would like this $20 bill?'

Hands started going up..

He said, 'I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this. He proceeded to crumple up the $20 dollar bill.

He then asked, 'Who still wants it?' Still the hands were up in the air.

Well, he replied, 'What if I do this?'

And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe.. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty.

'Now, who still wants it?'

Still the hands went into the air.

My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20.

Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstance…

Car Model vs RON 95 List

Learning how to type

The following is a website to help learn how to type:

http://www.typeonline.co.uk/index.html

Beautiful Monkey cup

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This is a beautiful Monkey cup planted by my cousin:



Prison vs Working Place

I received the following in the mail and thought of sharing it.

PrisonWorking PlaceYou spend the majority of your time in an 8'X10' cellYou spend most of your time in a 6'X8' cubicleYou get three meals a day (free)You only get a break for one meal and probably have to pay for it yourselfYou get time off for good behavior.You get rewarded for good behavior with more WORK.A guard locks and unlocks the doors for youYou must carry around a security card and unlock open all the doors yourselfYou can watch TV and play games.You get fired for watching TV and playing games.They allow your family and
friends to visit.You can not even speak to your family and friends.All expenses are paid by taxpayers with no work at all.You get to pay all the expenses to go to work and then they deduct taxes from your salary to pay for the prisoners.

Something my son told me

Why is 6 afraid of 7?










































Because 7 ate 9.

Asiasoft Gamefest 2009

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We went to 1 Utama on Jun 7, 2009 - the last day for Asiasoft Gamefest 2009. Could not imagine the crowd going to that place. The place was jammed packed with people. All the parking places were full except for the open air parking.

Here are some pictures, taken of the event:

Dancers:




Look at the crowd lining up for freebies:





Stage events:



Staff in costumes:








Look at the crowd:



Registering for lucky draw:


Given the mix of age groups, it looks like gaming is not for Children only.

Young performers

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I was in Mydin in PJ last week and happen to come across performance by a group of very talented dancers. From the looks of it, they are probably around 8 to 9 years old:

Here they are watching other performers:



Here they are performing:

Is this an Iguana?

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Over the weekend, the following lizard appeared on the roof of my car park. Do not know where it came from but it just laid there for hours. Good for me since it gave me an opportunity to take the following shots:







Survival of the Fittest

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Ever notice how bugs and plant seem to survive no matter the conditions. Here is prove:

Notice even with almost no soil, the plant is able to grow here:


Even in the drain, it can grow:

Videos taken at DinoTrek 2

Long Legged bug

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I noticed this on the wall and thought I would share it here:

Agony of a caged runner

Its been two months since I was training to be the fastest man on earth. As I mentioned in that blog, I retired after I was mugged. I found that I can't just quit. My body has adjusted and is absorbing and building up a lot of energy in itself.

Every thing I eat or drink just increases the energy in my body. I feel like a balloon all bloated. It also cause me to feel very lethargic and sleepy. As I try to drink coffee to keep awake I feel worst. Just like trying to pump more air to a balloon that is already fully inflated. My head just feels like exploding.

I managed to get a few short runs recently, which helps quite a bit. If only I can get more running sessions!! I need to burn all these excess calories stored in my body.

You are a new dad if...

Received this in an email:

You’re A New Dad If…

You’ve gotten used to doing everything one-handed.
The thought of your mother-in-law coming over for a few hours is a pleasant one.
You answer the question “How are you?” with “We’re fine.”
Getting six hours of sleep is a privilege.
You decide whether a shirt is wearable based on how well the spit-up stains match the shirt’s main color.
You see a lovely teenage girl walking down your street, and you think, “I wonder if I could interest her in ... babysitting?”

To Marry or Not to Marry

I was forwarded this interesting way to decide whether to marry or not. Read it then decide:

http://www.futilitycloset.com/2009/05/29/the-long-and-the-short-of-it/

Pantecost Sunday

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Yesterday was Pantecost Sunday. That is the day when the Holy Spirit was sent down to Earth and the disciples could start speaking in tongues. In the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, we celebrated it by catering lunch enough to feed 2000 people - including parishioners and neighbors.

Here are some pictures sharing this happy occasion:







Here you have the priest talking to the neighbors:

Learning Technical

With the current financial crisis happening globally, the stock market has dropped significantly.  It is true that some of the shares have recovered but majority have not. Now that a lot of people are trying to find safe haven for whatever funds they have left, it may be a time to buy shares.

I used to subscribe to the notion of buy and hold but that has caused me to lose a significant amount of funds. Maybe, investment should be a mixture of technical analysis and fundamental analysis. A lot of books and sites have been written on both topics.

So the question remains, how do you start. For the U.S. share market a lot of sites provide tools to perform such analysis but in other countries, there isn't as much. So what is the alternative. One of the tools I found that can be obtained for free to help learn / self study technical analysis is chartNexus. You can download and install the tool and it provides a daily update (End Of Day) data for a lot of different countries. The…

A joke I told my son

What do you get when a cat hit a pillar?















































A cat-a-pillar.

WildLife Sculpture

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I received this email from a colleague and found it to be absolutely beautiful.















The website of the artist is found at: http://abundance-acres.com/.