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Guide to a better life

This was shared by a friend with me, I thought of sharing it here.

This is amazing, Randy Pausch 47 yrs old, A computer Sc. lecturer from Mellon Universityhe died of pancreatic cancer in 2008, but wrote a book ‘The last lecture” before then, one of the bestsellers in 2007. What a legacy to leave behind…
In a letter to his wife Jai and his children, Dylan, Logan, and Chloe, he wrote this beautiful "guide to a better life" for his wife and children to follow.
May you be blessed by his insight.


1. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
2. Don't have negative thoughts of things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment
3. Don't over do; keep your limits
4. Don't take yourself so seriously; no one else does
5. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip
6. Dream more while you are awake
7. Envy is a waste of time. You already hav…

Orchid Collection from Genting

On the way down from Genting there is a Mushroom Farm. The following Orchids are obtained from there:

Article on Trading and Investment

This is a snippet from the following url which I thought may be useful for those dealing with Stock Market.  The summary of the article is as follow:


Do not wait for a reason for price movement.Do not trade when conditions are not favorable.Do not blame the market.Learn from losses.Find the path of least resistanceLose small and win bigBe patient and sit tight through the bull run.Do not try to pick market top and bottomAverage up not down.Do not have a position too large for your psychologyReverse your instincts.You cannot beat the market.Do not focus on how much money you are going to make.Do not listen to others.Do not trade the market to clear your debts.Know yourselfBooms and bust will always happen because human nature does not changeSell after a reactionDo not follow or give tipsLearn how to diagnose the marketManipulation Find an appropriate time to unload a large position.Make a stock active during the bull run.

Check Fraud

A youtube video on how a Check Fraud can happen:

Paper Rater

The following website is great for checking on the writing styles.

Where to find free books to read

Where to find free Books to read

The following is a collection of sites where you can download books for free. You have to be careful about the websites you go to. Some of them are just baits to get you to sign on and so they can send you spam or get you to buy other things. I try to list some genuinely free download.

This is where you can find a good collection of personal development eBooks

This one contains a good collection:

This site uses rapidshare for download:

Contains out of copyright books for download:

Free eBook Library:

This one contains mostly technical books but have some on finance:

Contains a lot of public domain books:

This one requires a special reader (called asksam Viewer) to use:

There is also a Guttenberg…

An inspirational speech

PC Recycling

I just recently found out that Penang has been very successful in performing PC parts  recycling, thanks to effort by Dell and its various partners.

I thought I would share the collections points to further help the effort.  I converted the following handout to something that can be copied and pasted:

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A New Year

It's been a while since I posted here.  The reason is because I have been busy writing on Triond instead of here. There are very good writers and articles there and I am receiving more comments there too.

Seems that more serious articles such as Five Problems with Contact Lenses are getting more hits.  However, I am doing more fictional children stories because this is the one my children demand every night.  I do, however, punish them by withholding stories when:

They misbehave - fighting, crying and shouting.When they insist on staying late - way past their bedtime.