Thursday, January 31, 2008

Happy Chinese New Year!

This time next week, will be the Chinese New Year.

Here's wishing Everyone Happiness, Health and Wealth in the New Year and may Everything you wish for come true.



Warmest Regards,
HappySurfer

Go Red for Women - Feb 1



While Kuala Lumpur celebrates City Day on Feb 1, tomorrow, in the United States, Feb 1 marks National Wear Red Day.

Thousands of people nationwide will be wearing red to support Go Red For Women, the American Heart Association's movement to increase awareness of heart disease, the No. 1 killer of both women and men.

What To Wear
National Wear Red Day has its own dress code. Wear your favorite red clothes or accessory - a red blouse, a red dress pin, a fabulous red handbag - put on red lipstick, or sport a red tie and red socks. Go red in your own fashion to show your support for women and the fight against heart disease.

Why You Should Wear Red!
Too few people realize that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women (and men), but the good news is heart disease can often be prevented. Spreading the Go Red For Women message - Love Your Heart - raises awareness of heart disease and empowers women to reduce their risk.

Heart disease is caused by controllable risk factors including smoking, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, physical inactivity, obesity and being overweight, and diabetes. Therefore, getting involved in heart-healthy activities will help in controlling these risk factors - get active, manage weight well, reduce or better still stop smoking, eat better and more.

Visit the official Go Red For Women site for tips and tools for a heart-healthy lifestyle.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

2008 Horoscope - The Year of The Rat

The Lunar New Year or more commonly known here as the Chinese New Year begins on Feb 7, 12:01am. The ruling animal of the new year is the Rat.

Traditional Chinese folks would be concerned with what the new year has in store for them. This is so as to be able to take necessary steps to avoid making mistakes that might bring about bad results or on a positive note, to feel relieved that the new year might be a better one than the last.

The Chinese Almanac is one such reference where one can tell what the next twelve months will be like. For those of us who do not have such a reference, aren't we just as curious to know what to expect though we might just enjoy reading it and nothing else?

Below is the prophecy for the twelve animals for the next twelve months. Just click on each to enlarge the print.

Let me take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones Happiness, Health and Prosperity in the New Year.





















Source: Fountain of Wealth

Monday, January 28, 2008

Cell Migration

No comment.


Cell Migration
Scientific Author Unknown

All babies start out with the same number of raw cells which, over nine months, develop into a complete female baby.

The problem occurs when cells are instructed by the little chromosomes to make a male baby instead.

Because there are only so many cells to go around, the cells necessary to develop a male's reproductive organs have to come from cells already assigned elsewhere in the female.

Recent tests have shown that these cells are removed from the communications centre of the brain, migrate lower in the body and develop into male sexual organs.

If you visualize a normal brain to be similar to a full deck of cards, this means that males are born a few cards short, so to speak. And some of their cards are in their shorts.

This difference between the male and female brain manifests itself in various ways.

Little girls will tend to play things like house or learn to read.

Little boys, however, will tend to do things like placing a bucket over their heads and running into walls.

Little girls will think about doing things before taking any action.

Little boys will just punch or kick something and will look surprised if someone asks them why they just punched their little brother who was half asleep and looking the other way.

This basic cognitive difference continues to grow until puberty, when the hormones kick into action and the trouble really begins. After puberty, not only the size of the male and female brains differs, but the centre of thought also differs.

Women think with their heads.

Male thoughts often originate lower in their bodies where their ex-brain cells reside.

Of course, the size of this problem varies from man to man.
In some men only a small number of brain cells migrate and they are left with nearly full mental capacity but they tend to be rather dull, sexually speaking.

Such men are known in medical terms as "Accountants."

Other men suffer larger brain cell relocation. These men are medically referred to as "Engineers."

A small number of men suffer massive brain cell migration to their groins.

These men are usually referred to as..... "Mr. President."

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Ever Thought About Donating A Car?



There are many good people among us. We either contribute to charity or even organise fundraisers ourselves. Many things can be donated to raise funds - cookies, gift vouchers, plane tickets, holiday packages, handicraft, paintings, bicycles, designer clothes, shoes, accessories, celeb memorabilia and many more. What about donate car?

Yes, that too and there is a place for that. There is a non-profit company that uses car and other donations for a good cause. Carangel.com uses these funds to make videos for kids and teens to give away to schools. So far, they have given away over 2.4 million videos.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Hand In My Pocket

A strange thing happened on my way to work the other day. I was thinking about Alanis Morissette and her music and suddenly, a song of her's came on air. I was like, "Wow! that's just great! Of course, that wasn't the only occasion such a coincidence happened.

Then there was the other time in the office, I was sorting papers and going through the things that are still outstanding and I was thinking that I need to see this certain person. And next thing I knew, he was standing right in front of me! Way too much of a coincidence, really. Spooky, in fact. Of course, there were other incidents. Too many and too trivial to commit to memory.

All these coincidences in life go to show that the mind is really powerful and under-utilised, something to use expansively, and wisely, of course. Remember The Secret? Like attract like and ask and you will receive (and I don't mean the religious kind, not that there's anything wrong with that.)

Enough said. Thought you might like to hear Alanis Morissette's song that came on air. Lyrics are also included - in case you'd want to sing along. This song grows on you, really. Btw, I've got the lyrics filed in my Lyrics blog. These days, the video is also loaded in together with the lyrics. Yep, I do have a Lyrics blog (stated on the sidebar too) but don't get your hopes up too high because it's just my own collection and not a comprehensive one, plus it's still a work-in-progress little pet project.

Well, enjoy the song. Dance to it if you want to. lol
Have a great weekend!



HAND IN MY POCKET

I'm broke but I'm happy
I'm poor but I'm kind
I'm short but I'm healthy, yeah

I'm high but I'm grounded
I'm sane but I'm overwhelmed
I'm lost but I'm hopeful, baby

And what it all comes down to
Is that everything's gonna be fine fine fine
'Cos I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is giving a high five

I feel drunk but I'm sober
I'm young and I'm underpaid
I'm tired but I'm working, yeah

I care but I'm restless
I'm here but I'm really gone
I'm wrong and I'm sorry, baby

And what it all comes down to
Is that everything's gonna be quite alright
'Cos I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is flicking a cigarette

And what it all comes down to
Is that I haven't got it all figured out just yet
'Cos I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is giving the peace sign

I'm free but I'm focused
I'm green but I'm wise
I'm hard but I'm friendly, baby

I'm sad but I'm laughing
I'm brave but I'm chickenshit
I'm sick but I'm pretty, baby

And what it all boils down to
Is that no one's really got it figured out just yet
But I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is playing the piano

And what it all comes down to my friends, yeah
Is that everything is just fine fine fine
'Cos I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is hailing a taxi cab

Friday, January 25, 2008

Friday Frolics: How Real Are You?

Okay, the truth is out. After all the unbelievable results from the quizzes, something's got to give. So, here's when we find out how real we are. So, how real am I? I might disappoint you, but, I offer no apology.




You Are 96% Real



There's hardly a person on this earth more real than you are.

You have no problem showing people who you are, flaws and all.

For you, there couldn't be any other way. Because it's way too stressful to live an inauthentic life.

You're very comfortable with yourself. And because of this, you're able to live an exciting, interesting, and challenging life.


More Quizzes

Hooters of the Future

Scanning through my site analytics, noticed some rather interesting hits lately, such as these:

- playboy calendar
- looking for sex kl
- sperm count hospitals in kuala lumpur -- must have hit that sperm bank joke
- playboy party kuala lumpur
- hair salon special service sex kl (huh??)

and mind you, some of these even topped the search results! I checked.

And these two:

- big cock kuala lumpur
- man big cock

are purely innocent searches, I'm sure. Now, don't get any ideas. They were probably just looking for this little fella.


And then, there were some other (harmless) keywords like:

- feeling sad ecard -- imagine getting hit by a request for a sad card on a happy site?!
- super crab
- twinkle twinkle little star bet your wondering where we are answering machine
- if you are left handed where should buttons on a shirt be -- I touched on this in one of my posts
- dengue mosquito look -- this one, cute way of putting it. The Look. Anyone?
- the song \'\'honesty is the best policy\'\' -- this number is new to me

Oh yeah, one more I forgot to include and that's "hooters kl". You wish!

Anyway, as promised in an earlier post, here is the Hooters video.

I love Fridays. Did I ever mention that?! Probably a thousand times already.

Ladies and Gentleman, enjoy Hooters of the Future

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Beijing Promises A Green Olympics

The scenario below brings to mind Malaysia a few years ago when we were shrouded in thick smog. It was a cause for concern as the Commonwealth Games were approaching and we were the host. However, with open burning not curtailed, this same scenario can resurface anytime.

Traffic clogged a road in Beijing's Central Business District earlier this month

While Beijing is gearing up to The Olympics in August, the city is faced with persistent air pollution despite promises to stage a green Olympics. Beijing is planning to reduce its motor traffic by half during the Games to improve air quality and ease traffic flow, according to a newspaper report on Wednesday.
More..NY Times

Apple's iPod Nano



















Oooh!! Isn't this just so pretty? Pretty in Pink, that is. This iPod nano is one of Apple's many new toys this Valentine's.

Apple's clever advert convincingly purrs:

Love at first sight.
Put music, movies and tv shows in your sweetheart's pocket.



Sweet!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Investment in Gold Coins

I saw on tv last night, that financial leaders in the world are saying that the US is right now going through a recession as opposed to a slowdown. If that's the case, we will feel the ripple effect in other parts of the world and what better time than now to converting cash to precious metals such as gold coins to preserve one's wealth and purchasing power.

Through Monex Deposit Company (MDC) you can purchase silver, gold or other precious metals and coins for immediate personal delivery or arrange for convenient and safe storage at an independent bank or depository. For over 30 years, the Monex companies have been America’s gold, silver and precious metals investment leader.

Gold is also available in ingot form of pure bullion cast in a convenient size and shape.

Thaipusam at Batu Caves



Today is Thaipusam, a Hindu festival. Join Kirsten Cunningham as she explored the festival of Thaipusam at Batu Caves in 2006. This is an awesome video. It shows it like it is. Eye-opening.

Source: The Star

Heath Ledger dead at 28






Heath Ledger was found dead yesterday, Tuesday, in a Manhattan apartment, naked in bed with sleeping pills nearby. The Australian Perth-born actor was 28. His role as a gay cowboy in 2005 movie "Brokeback Mountain" earned him a nomination for an Academy Award.

According to MSNBC, it wasn’t immediately clear if Ledger had committed suicide. He had an appointment for a massage at the residence in the tony neighborhood of SoHo. A housekeeper who went to let him know the massage therapist had arrived and found him unconscious at 3:26 p.m.

NYPD is investigating the possibility of an overdose.

A source told msnbc.com that Ledger had been turning down roles lately.


As word of the death spread, a crowd had gathered outside the upscale apartment in SoHo in time to see Mr. Ledger's body removed. An autopsy was planned for Wednesday.

R.I.P. Heath Ledger.

Sources:
MSNBC story: Heath Ledger found dead in NYC apartment
NY Times story: Heath Ledger, Actor, Is Found Dead at 28
MSNBC Video
MSNBC photos
NY Times photos

Monday, January 21, 2008

Blue Skies and All Things Nice & KLCC Petronas Twin Towers

A lady colleague (who's from the States) was saying she wished she needn't have to come into the office today. She exclaimed, "I mean, look at the glorious weather outside!"

I have to agree with her. The weather is simply fabulous today and we haven't had this weather for a long, long time. The sun is up early and the sky is blue or mostly. I thought I'd show you a picture just to bring you a little warmth, those of you who are up north in Winter.



Oh dear! KL is polluted.

Talk about KL, I was at a hotel in the KLCC area and took these pictures. The one below is from the Club Lounge looking down on the roof of KLCC Suria, the shopping mall. I've always been fascinated by the colorful mosaics there. Quite a piece of artwork.



Here's another picture of the mosaic roof. That body of water on the right is a wading pool and is open to the public. Beyond that is the KLCC Park (the following picture) and from the little cafe of the bookshop, Kinokuniya, the view is spectacular. Starbucks is on the groundfloor, I think.



Here's the picture of the KLCC Park. It's a sprawling park with jogging tracks and all. Apologies, the picture's not very sharp. Wobbly legs and shaky hands at that height. lol


Many people have been awed by the sight of the Petronas Twin Towers. To tell you the truth, each time I pass by them, I get this feeling too. For me, the best angle is from near the traffic lights, opposite where the Public Bank building is. The towers are best viewed at night when they are lit. By the way, if you happen to be there (at the vicinity of the Public Bank building), you'd also be next to the building where Altantuya was last seen alive. Yeah, that's right. A little trivia for you.

Here's a picture I took from the ground. That's the moon on the left.



Well, that's all I have.

Have a great week ahead, y'all!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Friday Frolics: How Scary Are You?

Face it! We all want to be able to scare the h*ll out of others, at least when we need to, don't we? So how scary are you? I gleefully did this quiz knowing full well I would score well, being scary I mean. So, how scary am I? I waited anxiously for the answer that I'm sure would match my perception of myself. Great! Just great!

You Are Not Scary
Everyone loves you. Isn't that sweet?


Aww..what a letdown! I can't even scare a cat if I wanted to! Gosh, that's ego-deflating! What a bashing! Wait. There must be a mistake. I've got to do it again. In the meantime, if you'll excuse me, I need to go practise scaring the kids next-door before I take the test again.

So, How Scary Are You?


More Friday Frolics

The Year That Was...


It's still January, so I guess this post is still valid.

I picked this up in a conversation with a blog-reader friend. He said that if you put all the first sentence of the first post of the month together, you get a summary for the whole year. Perhaps not, but at least you get to revisit your old posts. Here's my list.

January
- My dear friends,
Wishing you and your loved ones Happy New Year 2007, Good Health, Peace and Happiness all year round and May all your dreams, hopes and wishes come true for you in the new year.

February
- Today is Thaipusam, a Hindu festival.

March
- We go through life, some mundane, others exciting, unusual, difficult, challenging but in most cases, change is not an option.

April
- Dr M: Preserve Malay rights in IDR

May- It's exciting to be at an auction.

June- One of my girlfriend's office was abuzz with excitement the past few days.

July
- Finding the best quality engagement rings is only half of it.

August
- I've always wondered why we are not created like Pinnochio in that every time we tell a lie or commit a bad deed, we get whacked immediately after.

September
- The other day, a colleague, Pat, was telling me how she enjoyed herself at a bingo game organized by a cousin of hers.

October
- Well, the summer is over in the northern hemisphere.

November
- Germany is a place to discover fairytale castles, picturesque villages, crystal-clear lakes and snow-capped mountains, the mystical Black Forest, stunning Rhine River cruises, traditional Christmas markets and naturally, the world-famous Oktoberfest.

December
- There are many kind and generous people out there.

How would your list look like?

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Hello! Is It Me You're Looking For?

Most, if not all, of us are creatures of habit. I know I am. From wearing socks or stockings to the way we clasp our hands to using the telephone, we all have a set pattern as to which leg gets it first, etc, and we think nothing of it. It just happens.

However, that doesn't mean we are doing things right. According to research, it's advisable to listen to the cellphone with your left ear instead of your right.

I'm doomed here, as the right ear is the one I'm more comfortable with. "Hello! Is it me you're looking for?......"

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I Think I Need Sex

I have a splitting headache. I think I need sex.

Gotcha! This is a joke my girlfriends and I often crack everytime one of us has a splitting headache. It all started from an article I read that sex can actually relieve a headache but so far none of us has proven it.

I'm alternating between pressing my left temple and typing, so I shall not chatter too much. Here's something you might enjoy. Has anyone of you done any stunt like this or worse? I have, not quite as bad though, but I'm not telling.

Oops!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Batik Inspirations - Malaysia's Living Heritage









If you are in the fashion industry, or one who loves batik, or culture and heritage, or one who simply loves coffee-table books, Batik Inspirations, is for you.

In it, you will find everything about batik from its meaning to its design, batik Malaysia, its history, the art behind it, and how batik is today. Batik creations from nine local designers are featured in this amazing collector's item. I believe this is the only comprehensive book on batik in the whole of Malaysia. The first.

The book which has been receiving rave reviews, is the brainchild of QuaChee, Malaysian-born photographer, writer, and model with the collaboratiion of photographer eM.K (pronounced emkay) who has 30 years of photography experience.

Batik Inspirations comes in two versions. The one on the left is the original version, meant for overseas markets, while the one on the right, with the butterflies, is more for Malaysian market with added testimonials from our own dignitaries. This book is great as corporate gifts too.

If you have read the comments in my previous post, Falling Into You, you would have noticed the author of the second comment. I was pleasantly surprised by the name. It actually struck me as familiar, like I have seen the name before, so I googled QuaChee and lo and behold! I realised my instincts were correct.

QuaChee, if you are reading this, thank you for gracing my humble blog. Your passion is indeed an inspiration. May your Batik Inspirations soar to greater heights. Best wishes to more milestones! Cheers!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

30,000 free tickets from AirAsia

Hurry! Book your free ticket today. 30,000 free tickets from KL to Singapore from AirAsia.

Passengers can book their free seats online at www.airasia.com from Thursday till Jan 13, (which is today) for the travel period of Feb 1 to Oct 28.

AirAsia will start flying to Singapore twice daily from Feb 1. Flights depart from Kuala Lumpur at 10am and 7.50pm, while the return flights from Singapore depart at 11.30am and 9.40pm.

Passengers who do not manage to grab the free seats can also purchase tickets at RM29.99 for a one-way ticket from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. A roundtrip ticket from MAS would be around RM1000 now, I think.

Source: The Star

Falling Into You

Celine Dion's Falling Into You - I remember falling in love with it the first time I heard it. Such a beautiful number. This slow-tempo title track was noted for its considerable use of percussion instruments and the saxophone - the kind that makes the heart swoon, mine, at least and it's going up on the side-bar next.

If you haven't heard the song, give it a listen. It's not a new song though. Falling into You is the title track from CĂ©line Dion's 1996 hit album "Falling into You", released as the first single in Europe, Australia and New Zealand on February 19, 1996. Good song lives on... and romance forever, I say. Sorry, I got carried away.




Falling into You won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, as well as many various awards all over the world. In 2004, after accumulating record sales in excess of 175 million, Celine Dion was presented with the Chopard Diamond Award from the World Music Awards show for becoming the "Best-selling Female Artist in the World." In April 2007 Sony BMG announced that Celine Dion had sold more than 200 million albums worldwide.

Enjoy Falling Into You.


Source: Wikipedia

Friday, January 11, 2008

Friday Frolics: What Are The Keys To Your Heart?

This is interesting. Looks like I do have a lot to learn about myself. lol



The Keys to Your Heart



You are attracted to those who are unbridled, untrammeled, and free.

In love, you feel the most alive when your partner is patient and never willing to give up on you.

You'd like your lover to think you are stylish and alluring.

You would be forced to break up with someone who was insecure and in constant need of reassurance.

Your ideal relationship is lasting. You want a relationship that looks to the future... one you can grow with.

Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment.

You think of marriage something you've always wanted... though you haven't really thought about it.

In this moment, you think of love as commitment. Love only works when both people are totally devoted.

What Are The Keys To Your Heart?

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Guys, don't get turned off by this mushy subject. The quiz itself is pretty thought-provoking. You'll enjoy it. Come on, do the quiz.

More Friday Frolics

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Moving on to the Year of the Rat

Today's a public holiday here in Malaysia, maybe not for all states. This holiday is known as Awal Muharram which is in English, the beginning of the Muslim calendar or basically, the Muslim New Year. Other than it being a public holiday, there is no real celebration attached to it, unlike Hari Raya Aidil Fitri or Hari Raya Aidil Adha.

Talk about the new year, Chinese New Year is just around the corner. By now, Chinatown would be bustling with activity and items synonymous with this festival would now be on sale. I can imagine shoppers lugging crates of mandarin oranges, potted lime or kumquat plants, bundles of peach blossom stalks with buds, bags of cookies, sausages, waxed ducks, clothes and shoes and accessories, etc., etc., etc. I think for most, the fun is in the shopping, at the same time lamenting about the price increases.

The traffic jams downtown, especially at night, are temporarily forgotten as people make that traditional trip to Chinatown for new year goodies....I am reminded of that butt-pinch I got many years ago. Ouch!!

However, these days, Chinatown has lost its lure of shoppers as the same items can be found in supermarkets and hypermarkets and even in wet markets, whose prices are more attractive.

Chinese or Lunar New Year is on Feb 7. Technically, Feb 7 is the first day of the lunar calendar, Chinese New Year, if you will. In Malaysia, we get two days of holiday, the first and the second day of Chinese New Year.

The new year means a new animal ruling for the duration of the entire lunar year. It is the Rat's turn, the Wooden Rate, I believe. He will begin his duties on Feb 7. Well, what's in store for the Rat and for other animals in the year of the Wooden Rat? Wanna know? Let's keep it for another post, shall we?

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Moneygami - Origami with Bills

Origami is the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, whose word is derived from "ori" meaning "to fold", and "kami", meaning paper, and changed to voiced sound "gami" according to Rendaku. (Wikipedia) "Origami" refers to all types of paper folding, even those of non-Asian origin.














These are made from real money. I found them from a Blogger's Blog of Note, "Do You Speak English?" Radio Show which cited Fun Fever as the source.

Someone commented negatively about putting Lincoln in a turban, others saw the funny side of it instead. You may want to read the comments on the Fun Fever site, especially the one by Dr Taylor. He explains why we think the way we do. Interesting.

Truck Bed Liners Come with a Lifetime Warranty


I was at a car accessory shop the other day and had the pleasure of seeing how a truck bed liner was being fitted onto a truck. I later learned that these truck bed liners are not just ordinary pieces of material but rather, they are custom-designed, durable, high density polyethylene to last as long as the truck. They are skid-resistant, cushion against denting and can easily be snapped into place without the use of any hardware. They also carry a lifetime warranty.

Monday, January 7, 2008

A Whimsical Baby Paradise

My colleague who will be getting married in two weeks' time has indicated that she would like to have a big family. Sounds like she will be on the family way soon after the wedding. It is the dream of every mother-to-be to have a set of twins, a boy and a girl. My colleague is no different.

Before the stock brings the baby, lots of items would have to be in place. A baby crib would top the list, naturally. Baby cribs these days are a sight to behold. A beautiful crib can turn an ordinary room into a whimsical baby paradise. Other pieces of well-chosen, essential baby furniture can further enhance the nursery decor.

Wedding Rings



There are certain months in a year where jewelery stores here do a roaring business. Last month is one of them because the month before the Chinese New Year is normally considered auspicious for weddings.

A colleague is getting married in two weeks' time. She and her husband spent time choosing the wedding rings that they both have a liking for. These days, wedding rings are not just simple bands but can be very stylish and beautiful and they can come in various metals too.

Confession

Did you know that laughter is the best medicine, literally? I read that when you laugh more, you stay healthier. Not only that, you can also laugh away your illness as proven, according to the report, thus "Laughter is the best medicine", as we know it today.

Jokes are always good to start off the week, so here's one to perk you up a litte. My geography is bad so I'm not sure whether there's such a place as mentioned. Remember, it's only a joke...


An elderly Italian man who lived on the outskirts of Monte Casino went to the local church for confession.

When the priest slid open the panel in the confessional, the man said, "Father ... during World War II, a beautiful woman knocked on my door and asked me to hide her from the enemy.

So I hid her in my attic."

The priest replied, "That was a wonderful thing you did, my son! And you have no need to confess that".

"It's worse than that, Father. She started to repay me with sexual favours every day and twice on weekends."

The priest said, "By doing that, you were both in great danger. However, two people under those circumstances can be very tempted to act that way. But if you are truly sorry for your actions, you are indeed forgiven

"Thank you, Father. That's a great load off my mind. ...But I do have one more question."

"And what is that?" asked the priest.

....."Should I tell her the war is over?"

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Ebel Watches

With the clamp-down on pirated wares, I'm shocked that fake watches are still being hawked here in Chinatown. I guess it's a matter of supply and demand. I know tourists still buy them in numbers as gifts for friends and family back home.

I'm happy to say that I do not own any fake watch. They may look good but it's just not me. I was checking out ebel watches on the web the other day and did you know that Ebel does not allow purchases over the Internet? You'll have to call them (toll-free, of course) for information. Classy.

The Jane Iredale Brand




The most beautiful cosmetic you can wear is a healthy skin. That is so true. I have a friend who used to have a problem with her acne condition. For some reason, all the medication from skin specialists did not do her any good. She had to forego cosmetics. I suppose these days, advanced technology has raised cosmetics to a new level that even plastic surgeons, dermatologists and skin care professionals are recommending brands. Jane Iredale is one such brand.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Friday Frolics: How Good Are You?

Oh my! lol

You Are 88% Good
You are not only a good person... you are a model citizen and a natural leader.
Whether you know it or not, your high moral standards and good judgment is truly rare.
You don't take ethical short cuts in life. You are able to do what's right - even when it's very difficult.
And while it may seem like no one else is as on track as you are, take heart in knowing that you set a good example for others.

You are also probably: Very sensitive and in tune with the world

Right now you are on track to being: A saint

To be a better person: Gently mentor someone who is taking the wrong path in life


More Friday Frolics

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Enjoy the Coffee

Well, the holidays are over and we are back to the daily grind, not that I'm complaining. You might have read this but still a good reminder for us to enjoy the coffee, not be too bothered with the cup.

"The happiest people in the world are not those who have no problems, but those who learn to live with things that are less than perfect."

A group of graduates, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor.

Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups - porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite - telling them to help themselves to the coffee.

When all the students had a cup of coffee, the professor said: "If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the simple and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress.

Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases, it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups... Then you began eyeing each other's cups. Now consider this:

- Life is the coffee; the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of Life we live.

- Sometimes, by concentrating on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee God has provided us. Enjoy your coffee!."

* The happiest people don't have the best of everything.
* They just make the best of everything."

1. Live simply.
2. Love generously.
3. Care deeply.
4. Speak kindly.
5. Leave the rest to God.

You are the miracle, my friend;
Your life either shines a light OR casts a shadow!
Shine a light & Enjoy the Coffee!!!



Source unknown - do drop me a comment if you know the source so due credit can be given

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

A Good Morning Show

I just got this and am still laughing silly. Good one to start the year. Enjoy and watch where you're going.

This got the whole of Sydney laughing. Read it and you'll see why! Just imagine sitting in traffic on your way to work and hearing this. Many Sydney folks DID hear this on the FOX FM morning show in Sydney.

The DJs play a game where they award winners great prizes. The game is called "Mate Match". The DJs call someone at work and ask if they are married or seriously involved with someone. If the contestant answers"yes",he or she is then asked 3 random yet highly personal questions.

The person is also asked to divulge the name of their partner with (phone number) for verification. If their partner answers those same three questions correctly, they both win the prize.


One particular game, however, several months ago made the Harbour City drop to its knees with laughter. Anyway, here's how it all went down:

DJ: "Hey! This is Ed on FOX-FM. Have you ever heard of 'Mate Match'?"

Contestant: (laughing) "Yes, I have."

DJ: "Great! Then you know we're giving away a trip to the Gold Coast if you win. What is your name? First only please."

Contestant: "Brian."

DJ: "Brian, are you married or what?"

Brian: (laughing nervously) "Yes, I am married."

DJ: "Thank you. Now, what is your wife's name? First only please."

Brian: "Sara."

DJ: "Is Sara at work, Brian?"

Brian: "She is gonna kill me."

DJ: "Stay with me here, Brian! Is she at work?"

Brian: (laughing) "Yes, she's at work."

DJ: "Okay, first question - when was the last time you had s*x?"

Brian: "About 8 o'clock this morning."

DJ: "Atta boy, Brian."

Brian: (laughing sheepishly) "Well..."

DJ: "Question 2 - How long did it last?"

Brian: "About 10 minutes."

DJ: "Wow! You really want that trip, huh? No one would ever have said that if a trip wasn't at stake."

Brian: "Yeah, that trip sure would be nice."

DJ: "Okay. Final question. Where did you have s*x at 8 o'clock this morning?

Brian: (laughing hard) "I, ummm, I, well..."

DJ: "This sounds good, Brian. Where was it at?"

Brian: "Not that it was all that great, but her mum is staying with us for couple of weeks..."

DJ: "Uh huh..."

Brian: "...and the Mother-In-Law was in the shower at the time."

DJ: "Atta boy, Brian."

Brian: "On the kitchen table."

DJ: "Not that great?? That is more adventure than the previous hundred times I've done it. Okay folks, I will put Brian on hold, get his wife's work number and call her up.

DJ: "Okay audience; let's call Sarah, shall we?" (Touch
tones.....ringing....)

Clerk: "Kinkos."

DJ: "Hey, is Sarah around there somewhere?"

Clerk: "This is she."

DJ: "Sarah, this is Ed with FOX-FM. We are live on the air right now and I've been talking with Brian for a couple of hours now."

Sarah: (laughing) "A couple of hours?"


DJ: "Well, a while now. He is on the line with us. Brian knows not to give any\answers away or you'll lose. Sooooooo... do you know the rules of 'Mate Match'?"

Sarah: "No."

DJ: "Good!"

Brian: (laughing)

Sarah: (laughing) "Brian, what the hell are you up to?"

Brian: (laughing) "Just answer his questions honestly, okay? Be completely honest."

DJ: "Yeah yeah yeah. Sure. Now, I will ask you 3 questions, Sarah. If your answers match Brian's answers, then the both of you will be off to the Gold Coast for 5 days on us.

Sarah: (laughing) "Yes."

DJ: "Alright. When did you last have s*x, Sarah?"

Sarah: "Oh God, Brian....uh, this morning before Brian went to work."

DJ: "What time?"

Sarah: "Around 8 this morning."

DJ: "Very good. Next question. How long did it last?"

Sarah: "12, 15 minutes maybe."

DJ: "Hmmmm. That's close enough. I am sure she is trying to protect his manhood. We've got one last question, Sarah. You are one question away from a trip to the Gold Coast. Are you ready?"

Sarah: (laughing) "Yes."

DJ: "Where did you have it?"

Sarah: "OH MY GOD, BRIAN!! You didn't tell them that did you?"

Brian: "Just tell him, honey."

DJ: "What is bothering you so much, Sarah?"

Sarah: "Well..."

DJ: Come on Sarah.....where did you have it?

Sarah: "Up the arse....."

They had to call an ambulance for the DJ he thought he was going to have a heart attack, he could not stop laughing. Apparently there was an unusually high call out of the Sydney Police just after this conversation, for minor traffic collisions.


Source unknown

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Just One Look

I found this video clip on YouTube - don't you just love YouTube! The Gilmore Girls is one of my favs. And the song is great to dance to. Hope you'll enjoy this as much as I did. Still do, that's why I'm posting it. Enjoy...

New Year Resolutions

Today is a fresh new year. Two thousand and eight! Yes! Happy New Year, y'all!

The new year spells new resolutions? Why do resolutions have to be made in the new year? Can they not be made in April or June or any other day or month of the year? Just wondering.

On a positive note, resolutions are something like a plan. You list down what you want or don't want and stick with it. If you will, this is part of the law of attraction at work. This is like willing things to happen. It's a powerful tool if put to good use.

The Olympics will be on this year, in China, on Aug 8. If you line up the timing numerically, it'll look like 08.08.08. Who knows, the opening ceremony may be timed thus: 08.08.08 at 08:08:08. Talk about feng shui. Freaky! Just my guess.
It's good to look forward and not back. I remember at a seminar, we were asked to write down the unfavourable things we wish to forget and then afterwards crush up the paper and trash it. This action is supposed to make us put our problems behind us. It's supposed to work on you, psychologically. Come to think of it, the mind is really not all complex. It can be easily manipulated, something like, you tell it and it does.

The trashing of old bad memories must have some truth in it, as in Times Square, New York, a huge shredder has been set up for people to get rid of what they intend to put behind them, as in good riddance. Check out video clip on Time Square Shredder. List of items people want to forget include bad relationships, a paid mortgage, a copy of a removed appendix and a list of obsessions.

Cheers!

Oh, by the way, I've adopted a pet pigglet - on the sidebar. I've named it Siew Pai Kuat. It's Cantonese and translates to Barbequed Pork Ribs, for obvious reasons. Noooooooooo......., of course not! lol