Wednesday, May 31, 2006

The Hershey Man can.....

This is pretty neat - an ice-breaker for a bored class
of children or even tired adults who need to take five.

Don't tell me your age; you probably would tell a falsehood
anyway - but the Hershey Man will know! So, here goes...


It takes less than a minute
Work this out as you read ...
Be sure you don't read the bottom until you've worked it out!

1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you
would like to have chocolate (more than once but less than 10)

2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)

3. Add 5

4. Multiply it by 50 -- I'll wait while you get the calculator

5. If you have already had your birthday this year
add 1756 .... If you haven't, add 1755.

6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.

You should have a three digit number

The first digit of this was your original number
(i.e., how many times you want to have chocolate each week).

The next two numbers are

YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!!!)

(This is the only year (2006) it will ever work, so
spread it around while it lasts.)

A Cure for Cancer?

A colleague greeted me in the Ladies room this morning.
That's not unusual except that this young lady has just
returned to work after being away for a few months.
She was diagnosed with cancer of the nose and
was undergoing treatment.

When we met this morning, I noticed that she has slimmed
down somewhat and her nose has a darkish patch from her
radiation treatment. She looks normal except for the patch.
I am glad she is smiling and taking things in her stride,
at least that's how I see it.

Cancer is so devastating and traumatic for the patient.
Sometimes, equally so for loved ones. Those stricken have
had to totally re-vamp their life-style.

Friends and colleagues of mine who had various forms of
cancer (breast cancer mostly) had to put up with a complete
upheaval of their life pattern. Their routine now includes
a change in dietary habits, medication, the constant
follow-up visits to the doctor, the physiotherapy sessions,
the counselling, and the pain they have to put up with during
the healing process. They are suffering in silence.
They are so brave.

Even though a cancer victim has survived, there is no guarantee
that the cancer will not relapse, neither is there any yet known
method of prevention to ensure that it will not resurface.

I'd like to share with you an article on the findings by
someone who has won over the disease and has written a book
about it. It's a somewhat long article so I won't feature it
here but have put it into an article archive just set up for
holding longer-than-usual articles. It's really worth the read.

The article can be found here.

Professional Photography

I was thrilled when I saw Mick's post highlighting my blog on his,
Mick's Page. That is just so sweet of him.

According to Mick's blog profile, he is an X Army,
X Transport and an X Pro Photographer and is retired
and living life to the full.

So those of you who are into photography may find
something close to your heart there. Also, he's located
in Bristol, UK, for those who'd like to know someone from
that part of the world.

I found his entries interesting. I'm sure you will too.
So without further ado, click here for Mick's Page.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

May You Be Blessed

With so much unrest either self-inflicted or by nature,
we need all the blessings we can get to make the world
a better place.

May you be blessed with all things good

Monday, May 29, 2006

The Shower Test

When you step into a shower, which part of the body do you
wash first? No, this is not an SX or PG question. It's an
honest-to-goodness clean test that will help you understand
yourself a little bit more. Come on!

Now, please select a body part first.

A. Chest
B. Face
C. Armpits
D. Hair
E. Privates
F. Shoulders
G. Others

Okay, now Scroll Down To See What Your Answer Means.

A. Chest:
You are a practical person. Straightforward and do not beat around
the bush. To you, convenience is of paramount importance. You hate
to be distracted when concentrating and are impatient with people
who do not see things your way. A good sex partner and willing to
try new things. Your best partner in life will be those who choose D (Hair).

B. Face:
Money is important to you and you will do anything to get it.
Integrity and dignity is not important. You feel that friends are
there to be used and life is one big hassle. Other people find it hard
to understand you, but you are not concerned as to what they think.
Very self-centered person. Average sex partner as too selfish and
tend to be absorbed in self pleasure at the expense of your partner.
Your best partner in life will be those who choose E (Privates)
and G (Others).

C. Armpits:
You are a dependable and hard working person. Generally very
popular person as you are very down to earth and willing to help
others. Tend to get yourself into trouble as you cannot tell whether
people are genuine towards you. Make very poor sex partners as you
are the working type with average talent. Your best partner in life
will be those who choose F (Shoulders).

D. Hair:
Artistic type. Daydreaming is your hobby, but you can achieve what
most other people cannot. Dedication is lacking, but you will work
tirelessly towards goals which are to your liking. Money is not
important. Friends are but only intellectuals and fellow artistic
types. Make the best sex partners as you are most willing to explore
and please ther other partner. Talent is your main strength. Your best
partner in life will be those who chose A (Chest) and E (Privates).

E. Privates:
Shy type. You lack self confidence and tend to be bullied by others.
You do not have lots of friends as others find you boring and
unattractive. Perserverance is not your strength and you tend to give
up easily and at the first opportunity. However, you make an above
average sex partner. You are able to show your true emotions to very
few people. Hence in sex, you find your inner strengths. Your best
sex partner in life will be those who choose B (Face) and D (Hair).

F. Shoulder:
A born loser. You fail in everything that you do. People dislike you
and you tend to spend your time alone. Your type have been known to
be heavy gamblers and drinkers. You see the world as a livin hell.
Money and power is also important to you. But your luck will always
fail you. You make a lousy sex partner. You will find it difficult to
find a partner in life. Those who choose C (Armpits) are your
only chance.

G. Others:
You are a very average person. Undoubtedly, you have your inner
strengths, but people find it hard to see. You must learn to be a little
bit more adventurous and see your potential. Deep down, you are very
likeable person with very few faults. However, the key will be to
make your strengts stand out and not just hide your weaknessess. You
are an average sex partner. You have great fantasies about different
techniques, but unfortunately are not brave enough to try them out.
Your best partner in life will be those who choose B (Face).

Source unknown

One Flaw in Women: They forget their Worth

Good morning! Trust you've had a wonderful weekend.

I simply have to post this one that just came through
to my mailbox (but don't worry, I'll get to your comments
on the other posts in due course - I wouldn't miss them
for the world!).

I'd like to dedicate this to all you beautiful ladies out
there and to the menfolk, who knows you may even pick up
a lesson or two.

One Flaw In Women
Women have strengths that amaze men.
They bear hardships and they carry burdens,
but they hold happiness, love and joy.

They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy
and laugh when they are nervous.

They fight for what they believe in.
They stand up to injustice.
They don't take "no" for an answer
when they believe there is a better solution.

They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel
and cheer when their friends get awards.

They are happy when they hear about
a birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They grieve at the loss of a family member,
yet they are strong when they
think there is no strength left.

They know that a hug and a kiss
can heal a broken heart.
Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you
to show how much they care about you.

The heart of a woman is what
makes the world keep turning.
They bring joy, hope and love.
They have compassion and ideas.
They give moral support to their
family and friends.

Women have vital things to say
and everything to give.

Now, isn't that lovely? Unfortunately, the sender did not
include a source that I could give due credit to.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Bull Exhibit

One for the road. Have a wonderful weekend, folks.

A man took his wife to the rodeo and one of their first stops
was the breeding bull exhibit. They went up to the first pen
and there was a sign attached that said, "This bull mated
50 times last year."

The wife playfully nudged her husband in the ribs and said,
"See .. He mated 50 times last year ... once-a-week."

They walked to the second pen which had a sign attached that
said, "This bull mated 120 times last year."

The wife gave her husband a healthy jab and said, "That's more
than twice a week! You could learn a lot from him."

They walked to the third pen and it had a sign attached that
said, in capital letters, "This bull mated 365 times last year."

The wife, so excited that her elbow nearly broke her husband's
ribs, said, "That's once-a-DAY. You could REALLY learn something
from this one."

The husband looked at her and said, "Go over and ask him if it was
with the same cow."

NOTE: The husband's condition has been upgraded from critical to stable and the doctors say after months of rehab and a couple more surgeries he
will likely be okay.

Test your Happiness

According to the BBC, psychologists say it is possible
to measure your happiness.

This test designed by psychologist Professor Ed Diener
from the University of Illinois, takes just a minute
to complete.

To take the Happiness test, click here.

For more articles on Happinese, visit news/

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Impressing a Woman

1. Compliment her.
2. Respect her.
3. Honor her.
4. Cuddle her.
5. Kiss her.
6. Caress her.
7. Love her.
8. Stroke her.
9. Tease her.
10. Comfort her.
11. Protect her.
12. Hug her.
13. Hold her.
14. Spend money on her.
15. Wine and dine her.
16. Listen to her.
17. Care for her.
18. Stand by her.
19. Support her.
20. Go to the ends of the Earth for her.

1. Show up naked.
2. Bring food.

You've got the list, so tell me whether it's true.

Electricity up by 12%

According to The Star today, the electricity tariff in the
peninsula will rise by an average of 12% from June 1.
However, the increase will not affect about 60% of households,
those whose monthly electricity bill, is below RM43.60.

However, the report indicated that the increase will not affect the low to medium income group which uses less than 200kWh of electricity per month as the existing rate of 21.8 sen per kWh remains unchanged.

Almost one million households which used up to 300kWh of electricity per month and pay between RM44 and RM70 would experience a minimal monthly increase of between 3 sen and RM3.10.

Even with the 12% tariff increase, Malaysia still has the cheapest electricity in the region with the exception of Indonesia.

Lower rates during off-peak hours between 10pm and 8am for both domestic and commercial sectors remained unchanged.

Also retained is the 10% discount in electricity tariff for government schools and institutions of higher learning, welfare homes, and places of worship.

Read article here...

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Things we can learn from a dog

There are so many posts about dogs, dogs and more dogs
that I thought I'd add just one more doggie tale though
it's not directly about dogs per se.

It's about things we can learn from our four-legged friends.
Whoever wrote this must be very well-tuned with the canine species.

Here goes:

1) Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride.

2) Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face
to be pure ecstasy.

3) When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

4) When it's in your best interest, always practice obedience.

5) Let others know when they've invaded your territory.

6) Take naps and always stretch before rising.

7) Run, romp and play daily.

8) Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.

9) Be loyal.

10) Never pretend to be something you're not.

11) If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

12) When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by
and nuzzle them gently.

13) Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

14) Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

15) Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

16) On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.

17) When you are happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

18) No matter how often you are criticized, don't buy into the
guilt thing and pout. Run right back and make friends.

and an extra line from Robin:

* Whoever says money cannot buy happiness, never bought a puppy!

This Bridge - An Engineering Feat

Bridges have been instrumental in connecting places and people.
They also add an attraction to a place. From San Francisco's
Golden Gate Bridge to Sydney's Harbour Bridge to the
London Tower Bridge, each structure over the years
has been more and more sophisticated.

Take this bridge for instance. This great engineering feat
is found connecting Sweden and Denmark.
The bridge (or should it be called tunnel) goes under water
to allow movement of ships.

In order for ships to pass, this bridge is half under the water.
You drive down in the water and then come out on the other side.
Truly a marvelous piece of engineering!
This picture was taken from the side of Sweden.
Click on the picture for a larger view.

Photo source unknown

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Desk and Personality

Are you sitting next to a workaholic - or perhaps someone who
just wants to be loved? A report by Adecco Alfred Marks, a UK
recruitment agency, suggests that a person's workspace is a
crucial evidence of his character.

Desks convey character, and you can tell the type of employee
by the type of desk he has, said psychologist Donna Dawson, who
studied more than 500 desks as research for the report. It is
often junior employees who have personal effects on their desk,
but as they go up the company ladder they will remove these
because they get increasingly unwilling to reveal too much
about their characters, she continued.

In her report Ms Dawson identified six main desk types:

1. The super-organised workspace:
This desk is used only for essential office equipment and
is keep immaculately tidy. Such desks indicate employees
who may feel unappreciated and lonely.

2. The organised Chaos desktop:
The desk is buried under piles of paper and miscellaneous
rubbish. This employee is likely to be a good lateral thinker,
although prone to bouts of hysteria.

3. The creative Chaos desktop:
This desk is scattered with books, drawings and notes. The
owner is likely to be constantly in a whirl of activity, and
is creative and unpretentious.

4. The personality extension:
This desk is covered with photographs and personal effects.
Employees with desks like this need constant entertainment
and can sometimes be insecure.

5. The show desktop:
A large desk devoid of any revealing personal effects. This
employee is good at assessing strengths and weaknesses.

6. The trophy desktop:
Each item on this desk is carefully positioned for maximum
effect. Employees with desks like this are usually natural
team leaders, but may sulk if their talents are ignored.

So, which kind of desktop is yours?

Monday, May 22, 2006

The Amazing World of PhotoShop

Arowana Fish

This is the first time I'm seeing pictures of fishes being
born let alone Arowana fish. It is interesting.

The Arowana is also know as 'Dragon Fish' in the Chinese
community for its likeness to the mythical dragon. It is also
sometimes referred to as the 'Feng Shui' fish. They come in
various colours and are a beautiful fish to watch.

The Arowana can grow to a length of two feet when mature.

Picture source:

Monday Potpurri

It's Monday again. No, I'm not reminding you, just me - just
giving myself a little pep-talk to make it through the day.
No, not that bad really. I've got tons of work to look
forward to, some deadlines to meet, some chores dreaded,
gossips to catch up on, amends to be made and loads of other
not-so-nice stuff to plough through. Isn't that a typical day
for some of us?

The weather forecast says it's going to be rainy in several
states, KL too I suppose, as the sky is nothing to shout about.

The DJ was asking listeners whether smoking should be banned
in restaurants and bars. One listener suggested banning
children if smoking is not banned in such places. Now that's
thought-provoking. What do you think?

Gotta go! Time for my caffeine fix, probably a pastry or two
or mee goreng or nasi lemak or a delicious hot pau. All these
are bad? Well, don't worry. Please refer to the good advice
below and have a really nice day ahead.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Barcelona is UEFA Champion

I would have made some money......

The UEFA Champions League final between FC Barcelona and
Arsenal FC promised to be an entertaining epic, but instead
Paris witnessed a masterclass of a different kind.

Ten-man Arsenal took a first-half lead against the odds and
their fabled defence protected it for almost 40 minutes, only
for Barça to get their reward for a patient display with two
goals in the last 15 minutes, from Samuel Eto'o and Juliano
Belletti, to give the Spanish side the trophy for the second time.

Final score: Barcelona...2 ; Arsenal...1


Wednesday, May 17, 2006

About Digital Cameras

Digital Cameras are the rage these days. Whether you are
ready to buy a digital camera or are interested in getting
the most out of the one you own, Kodak has some pointers:

o Choosing a digital camera
Choosing a digital camera is exciting because you get
to explore and play with the latest gadgets loaded with cool
features. Your main goal is to find a camera that lets you
easily take and use pictures and that fits in your price range.
You have to decide whether you can handle a totally cool,
techno-loaded camera or would be better off with an easy-to-use
one or something in-between. When choosing a digital camera,
the following are factors to consider:

- Expense
- Ease-of-use
- Size & styling
- Computer questions
- Camera features
- Compare cameras

o Digital camera controls
Understanding what controls are available and how they work,
will enable you to pick the best camera for your needs and
improve your picture-taking ability. You will then understand

- Picture quality settings
- Optical & digital zoom
- Picture-taking modes
- Focus control
- Viewfinders & display screens
- Controlling color

o Digital camera accessories
Digital cameras have special needs. A few accessories, such as
memory cards and backup power are critical for successful
picture-taking. Other accessories include docks to help you
print, download, and share pictures; and lenses, starter and
travel kits for your camera.

o Taking care of your digital camera
Whether it's an inexpensive point-and-shoot or a sophisticated
single-lens-reflex, your digital camera is an investment worth

o Compare cameras
Needless to say, it is important to compare the different
models of cameras whose features will suit your need.

If you need more specific help, here's where to go:
o From Finding the Right Camera to Finessing the Shot,
Get Customized Advice…Sign up now.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Sakura Fest

When everyone has finished with their Sakura blossoms,
here I come with late blooms. Actually, a friend so kindly
sent me these mid-April but somehow I missed the email.
They seem so nice and such a waste not to be posted,
so here they are.

I like the last two pictures best but am fascinated with
the one of the ladle resting on the bamboo.

Why men call their spouse 'Darling'...

A fellow was invited to the home of some old friends for dinner.
His buddy preceded every request to his wife by endearing terms,
calling her Honey, My Love, Darling, Sweetheart, Pumpkin, etc.

The guest was impressed since the couple had been married almost
70 years, and while the wife was off in the kitchen he said to
his friend, "I think it's wonderful that after all the years
you've been married, you still call your wife those lovey names."

The old guy hung his head. "To tell you the truth, I forgot
her name about ten years ago."

Oh Dear!

Monday, May 15, 2006

Liverpool Football Club - FA Cup Champions

Hey! Hey! Hey! What do you know - Liverpool are the FA Cup
Champions, winning it for the seventh time.

"CARDIFF: Liverpool won the FA Cup for the seventh time on
Saturday when they beat West Ham United 3-1 on penalties after
the teams were level at 3-3 after extra time.

Liverpool keeper Jose Reina saved three of the four West Ham
penalties he faced, becoming the hero after handing West Ham
two goals with errors earlier in the match."


I am not a Liverpool FC fan but just paying tribute to the
Champion. Last year, they won the Champions League and this
year, the FA Cup. Kudos to the team, the club manager,
Rafael Benitez, but for last Saturday's FA Cup game, surely the
credit must go to Jose Reina, the goalkeeper, who saved three goals.

For West Ham, it is a terrible blow to be losing on penalties.
Well, that's football.

Rafael Benitez

Picture source:

Thursday, May 11, 2006

A Woman's (Real) Prayer

Now I lay me
Down to sleep.
I pray the Lord
My shape to keep.
Please no wrinkles
Please no bags
And please lift my butt
Before it sags.
Please no age spots
Please no gray
And as for my belly,
Please take it away.
Please keep me healthy
Please keep me young,
And thank you Dear Lord
For all that you've done.

Five tips for a woman....

1. It is important to have a man who helps you around the house as
well as holding down a decent job.

2. It is important to have a man that makes you laugh.

3. It is important to find a man you can count on and doesn't lie to you.

4. It is important to have a man who loves you and spoils you.

5. It is important that these four men don't know each other.

For Women

If Only Men Would Listen

A man is driving up a steep, narrow mountain road.
A woman is driving down the same road. As they pass
each other, the woman leans out of the window and yells "PIG!!"
The man immediately leans out of his window and replies, "BITCH!!"

They each continue on their way, and as the man rounds the
next corner, he crashes into a pig in the middle of the road.

If only men would listen.


Happy Mother's Day

In Malaysia, Mother's Day this year is celebrated on May 14,
which is this Sunday.

This morning, the radio was blasting away Rod Stewart's
"Have I told you lately" and I thought the lyrics are quite
applicable to moms too.

Have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there's no one else above you
Fill my heart with gladness
Take away all my sadness
Ease my troubles that's what you do

Here's an early wish to all mothers, Happy Mother's Day.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Personality Quizzes

Fancy doing some personality quizzes today? Personality quizzes
are rather fun to do, plus they provide us a little bit more
understanding of who we are and why we are the way we are.

The key thing to remember is 'true answers give true results'
as in GIGO (Garbage-In Garbage-Out), so the more truthful we
answer the questions, the more accurate the results will be.

Have fun...

What tea are you?

What is your true element?

Are you a Talent, Lifer, or Mandarin

And finally
What Kind of A Seducer Are You?

Tuesday, May 9, 2006

American Idol

If you have been keeping up with the current season of
The American Idol, you would have watched it up to the
point of the top four left after Paris was eliminated.

These top 4 will take on the music of Elvis Presley next
and will be critiqued by legendary music mogul Tommy Mottola!

By the way, these are the final twelve.

Also, ever wondered what happened to William Hung, the
accidental idol as he's sometimes referred to? Below will
give you an idea of the many possibilities.

Attractive Skirts

What you see below are not see-through skirts.   They are actually
prints on the skirts to make it look as if the undies are visible
and these were the rage in Japan sometime ago.

Would you ladies wear one of these skirts? Or would you (gentlemen too)
approve of your loved ones wearing one?

Fashion is so interesting.

Monday, May 8, 2006

A Mysterious Flying Object

Over the weekend, while some of us were out smelling flowers
or butts (oops!), or queuing up for a Blue Tooth or the government,
or even not blogging but enjoying discovering food outlets the
day before, or out sailing or having a funny heartfelt experience,
or enjoying the pleasures of the Golden Week or not blogging
but deciphering the clouds the previous weekend, or attending a
, I had a different experience.

I saw a flying object.

It was at 10-something in the morning on Sat, May 6, in front
of my home.

I was admiring the clear blue sky and the clouds when I saw
an object in the sky. At first glance, I thought it was the
moon which I’ve seen many times on a clear daytime sky.

The object was as big as the moon but more oval in shape than
round. As I gazed longer at it, I noticed that it was moving
and rather fast too. I thought to myself that it couldn’t be
the moon as I’ve not seen the moon move.

It couldn’t be a plane either as it was moving too fast and
appeared more like a disc than a plane. It couldn’t be a bird
either, I thought. It was way too high up and did not look like
a bird at all. Probably a satellite? Not that I’ve seen one.

What could it be?

I later learned that a Chinese-language newspaper carried an
article of an Australian tourist capturing a picture of a
flying object while visiting Penang a day or two earlier.

Coincidence? Could that really be a UFO?

What I saw looked something like the illustration below.
This is a Powerpoint work so it's not that exact but something
along the lines of disc-like, white in the center (circular)
and sides, and moved fast. (Probably a hand-drawn water-colour
illustration or one done with colour pencils would do it more

The whole experience lasted no more than 10 to 15 seconds
before I lost sight of it as it went behind the mass of clouds.
This is indeed exhilarating for me. I saw a Flying Object.

Something like this..

Friday, May 5, 2006

Sunset over Europe and Africa

It's only about 5:00pm but is fast getting dark and in part
due to the rain. The weather has been rather predictable
this past week - bright sunshine first part of the day and
rain or thunderstorm in the late afternoon. Dreary.

I wonder how does this part of the world look like from a
satellite. However, here's how parts of Europe and Africa
look like come sunset. Awesome view!

This photograph was taken via satellite, on a cloudless day.
The picture is of Europe and Africa when the sun is setting.
Half of the picture is in night.

The bright dots you see are the city lights.

The top part of Africa is the Sahara Desert. Note that the
lights are already on in Holland, Paris, and Barcelona and
that it's still daylight in London, Lisbon, and Madrid.

The sun is still shining on the Straits of Gibraltar.

The Mediterranean Sea is already in darkness.

In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean you can see the Azores Islands;
below them to the right are the Madeira Islands; a bit below are
the Canary Islands; and further south, close to the farthest
western point of Africa, are the Cape Verde Islands.

Note that the Sahara is huge and can be seen clearly both during
daytime and nighttime.

To the left, on top, is Greenland, totally frozen.

Isn't this a fantastic photograph? Unfortunately, not able to
give due credit as source is unknown.

Noah's Ark

Everything I need to know about life, I learned from Noah's Ark.

Don't miss the boat.

Remember that we are all in the same boat.

Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.

Stay fit. When you're 600 years old, someone may ask you
to do something really big.

Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs
to be done.

Build your future on high ground.

For safety's sake, travel in pairs.

Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board
with the cheetahs.

When you're stressed, float a while.

Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by

No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always
a rainbow waiting.

Now, wasn't that nice? Pass it along and make someone else smile too.

In case you are not familiar with Noah's Ark, the following
is from Wikipedia:

A painting by the American Edward Hicks (1780–1849), showing the animals boarding Noah's Ark two by two.

According to the Bible, Noah's Ark was a massive vessel
built at God's command to save Noah, his family, and a
core stock of the world's animals from the Great Flood.

The story of Noah's Ark, according to chapters 6 to 9
in the Book of Genesis, begins with God observing man's
evil behaviour and deciding to flood the earth and destroy
all life. However, God found one good man, Noah,
"a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time",
and decided that he would carry forth the lineage of man.

God told Noah to make an ark, and to bring with him his wife,
and his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and their wives.
Additionally, he was to bring pairs of all living creatures,
male and female, and in order to provide sustenance, he was
told to bring and store food.

When Noah completed the Ark, he and his family and the animals
entered, and "the same day were all the fountains of the great
deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened, and the
rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights." The flood
covered even the highest mountains to a depth of more than
twenty feet, and all creatures on Earth died; only Noah and
those with him on the Ark were left alive.

Read more in Wikipedia. There's also the story of how the
rainbow came about.

Good Morning!

I know, I know, some of you might ask
"What's so good about the morning?"

Well, for starters, the sun is shining - even though through
mammatus clouds and a bit of a haze over the skies of KL.
The view from my office with KL city centre in the distance
is as usual.... MARVELLOUS... what with the Twin Towers and the
KL Tower in full view. Ahhhhhh.....lovely, I am thankful.

Over the radio this morning, I heard T Rex's "Get It On".
Don't you just love that grungy number?

This morning's topic was on horror stories of your driving test.
One caller volunteered that she had her car in full reverse
gear instead of forward gear and almost rammed into others
waiting their turn. From her rear-view mirror, she saw
everyone scrambling for cover when she pulled that stunt.
Well, do you have an embarrassing driving test tale to share?

Talk about embarrassing moments, here are a few side-splitting
ones. Enjoy.

Titled: Women's Embarrassing Moments

Curl Up and Die
I walked into a hair salon with my husband and three kids
in tow and asked loudly, "How much do you charge for a shampoo
and a blow job?"

Pad, please!
An insurance man visited me at home to talk about our mortgage
insurance. He was throwing a lot of facts and figures at me,
and wanted to follow as best I could, so I told my 6-year-old
son to run and get me a pad. He came back and handed me a
Kotex right in front of our guest.

Ho, Ho, Ho
I was taking a shower when my 2-year-old son came into the
bathroom and wrapped himself in toilet paper. Although he made
a mess, he looked adorable, so I ran for my camera and took a
few shots. They came out so well that I had copies made and
included one with each of our Christmas cards.

Days later, a relative called about the picture, laughing
hysterically, and suggesting I take a closer look. Puzzled,
I stared at the photo and was shocked to discover that in
addition to my son, I had captured my reflection in the mirror -
wearing nothing but a camera!
(Name Withheld---Can you blame her?)

Lady Golfer
I was at the golf store comparing different kinds of golf balls.
I was unhappy with the women's type I had been using. After
browsing for several minutes, I was approached by one of the
good-looking gentlemen who works at the store. He asked if
he could help me. Without thinking, I looked at him and said,
"I think I like playing with men's balls."

Nuts about You
My sister and I were at the mall and passed by a store that
sold a variety of nuts. As we were looking at the display case,
the boy behind the counter asked if we needed any help.
I replied, "No, I'm just looking at your nuts."

My sister started to laugh hysterically, the boy grinned, and I
turned beet-red and walked away. To this day, my sister has
never let me forget.

Na-na na-na na-nah!
While in line at the bank one afternoon, my toddler decided to
release some pent-up energy and ran amok. I was finally able to
grab hold of her after receiving looks of disgust and annoyance
from other patrons. I told her that if she did not start
behaving "right now" she would be punished. To my horror, she
looked me in the eye and said in a voice just as threatening,

"If you don't let me go right now, I will tell Grandma that I
saw you kissing Daddy's pee-pee last night!" The silence was
deafening after this enlightening exchange. Even the tellers
stopped what they were doing.

I mustered up the last of my dignity and walked out of the
bank with my daughter in tow. The last thing I heard when
the door closed behind me were screams of laughter.

One of the funniest "most-embarrassing-moment" stories I've
come upon in a long time was about a lady who picked up
several items at a discount store. When she finally got up
to the checker, she learned that one of her items had no
price tag. Imagine her embarrassment when the checker got
on the intercom and boomed out for all the store to hear,

That was bad enough, but somebody at the rear of the store
apparently misunderstood the word "Tampax" for "THUMBTACKS."

In a business-like tone, a voice boomed back over the intercom.

Mom's Advice
A teacher noticed that a little boy at the back of the class
was squirming around, scratching his crotch and not paying
attention. She went back to find out what was going on.

He was quite embarrassed and whispered that he had just
recently been circumcised and he was quite itchy. The
teacher told him to go down to the principal's office.
He was to phone his mother and ask her what he should do
about it. He did it and returned to his class.

Suddenly, there was a commotion at the back of the room.
She went back to investigate only to find him sitting at
his desk ith his penis hanging out.

"I thought I told you to call your mom," she screamed.
"I did," he said, "And she told me that if I could stick it
out till noon, she'd come and pick me up from school."


Okay, enough chuckles already. Get back to work or whatever
you were doing! And have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, May 4, 2006

01:02:03: 04/05/06

Today is May 4, and at two minutes and three seconds
after 1:00 this morning, the time- and date-stamp was
01:02:03 04/05/06.

This won't ever happen again.

Interesting Quiz

According to Mensa if you get 17 of these you are a "Genius".
Only two Mensa members achieved full marks. Enjoy.

1. 26 L of the A
2. 7 D of the W
3. 7 W of the W
4. 12 S of the Z
5. 66 B of the B
6. 52 C in a P (WJs)
7. 13 S in the USF
8. 18 H on a G C
9. 39 B of the O T
10. 5 T on a F
11. 90 D in a R A
12. 3 B M (S H T R)
13. -32 is the T in D F at which W F
14. 15 P in a R T
15. 3 W on a T
16. 100 C in a R
17. 11 P in a f (S) T
18. 12 M in a Y
19. 13 = UFS
20. 8 T on an O
21. 29 D in F in a L Y
22. 27 B in the N T
23. 365 D in a Y
24. 13 L in a B D
25. 52 W in a Y
26. 9 L of a C
27. 60 M in a H
28. 23 P of C in the H B
29. 64 S on a C B
30. 9 P in S A
31. 6 B to an O in C
32. 70 = T S Y and T (B A)
33. 15 M on a D M C

How do you Sleep?

What does your favourite sleeping position say about you?