Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Dangerous Food! Will You Be Safe?



Since the incident of the China poisoned milk, many people have become more aware of what we put into our mouths and the mouths of our loved ones.

In the past, I received no less than 10 emails which spread the information of how the scrupulous merchants in China processed their food. Huge amount of poisonous chemicals are placed into the food to make them look nice, smell nice and taste nice.

However, at the time, I really didn't think much of it. After all, that all happened in China, isn't it? As long as I do not eat the food over there, I will not be affected. How naive!

In fact, the majority of the what we eat are made from China, or the ingredients are from China herself!

Frankly speaking, what is the use of getting all rich and powerful if all that is to be exchanged using others' health and life? Would they feed their own babies or family members with the food they made? Most likely not! However, why are they doing such things to others!

I simply cannot comprehend, understand and accept such inhumane actions.

Now, if you are thinking China's milk is the only product they have problems with, well, "surprised". Probably unknown to you, there are actually many more other products which pose equal, if not more danger to our health as compared to their milk.

Recently, I just received a powerpoint slide from one of my friend which lists down several poisonous products from China. Take some time to read through and be more aware of the things you buy next time for you will never know what kind of poisonous chemicals are you putting into your mouth.

Click here to download the slides to your computer.

Note: The content of powerpoint slides are all written in Chinese! Therefore, if you cannot read Chinese, then I doubt this will be of much use of you. Opps... Sorry!

Also, you will need Microsoft Office Powerpoint to view the slides.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Why Hurt Others And Live With Regrets?

This was actually an email sent to me by one of my friends. Frankly speaking, it really hurts to see such incidents occurring over and over again, all because of our arrogance and over self confidence of our capability.

When I was copying the photos over from my email, I got the chance to look at them more carefully than when I was browsing through the whole email.

That was when I truly realized one wrong-doings can really bring hell to others, someone you know or someone who you don't know.

Do take a good look at the photos here. Look at what one mistake can result in a lifetime guilt and regrets.

True enough. Forgive and forget. Others may be able to forgive you for your mistakes. However, are you able to forgive yourself and forget about the pain and sorrows you bring to others for his/her life.

Save yourself a lifetime of regrets. Not all actions are reversible. Some are definitely not...





This is her and her Father, 1998.




This is her on Vacation in Venezuela.




Again, this is her in her birthday party as a child.




And at a party with friends.




This was the car in which Jacqueline traveled. She was hit by another car that was driven by a 17-year old male student on his way home after drinking a couple of hard packs with his friends. This was in December 1999.




After the accident Jacqueline has needed over 40 operations.




Jacqueline was caught in the burning car and her body was heavily burnt during around 45 seconds.




With her Father, 2000.




Getting treatment.




Three months after accident.




Without a left eyelid Jacquie needs eye drops to keep her vision




Now 20 year old, he cannot forgive himself for driving drunk on that night three years ago.




Not everyone who gets hit with a car dies. This picture was taken 4 years after the accident and the doctors are still working on Jacqueline, whose body was covered with 60% severe burnings.



Think twice when you drunk drive. You certainly are not bringing danger to yourself but also to others, others who have the same bright future as yours.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Creative McDonald's Billboard‏

The giant egg billboard starts cracking and opening up in the wee hours of morning. By breakfast time, the egg has already hatched, and you can see ' Fresh Eggs Daily ' written on the egg ' s yolk.

The egg stays open from 6:00AM till 10:30AM, to indicate the availability of fresh eggs during that time. Once the breakfast time is finished, the egg billboard shuts and stays closed as a whole egg till the next morning.

Quite creative!


(Pictures by the courtesy of Dear... And her friends' friends' friends... ...)

My Car Is Already 3 Years Old

Lolx... Actually I didn't realize it, until when I search for my warranty card for my car then I realized that my car was 3 yrs old already!

Wow... Time really flies. I remember when I first paid for the down payment of my car, I still had not gotten my driving license. In fact, I took my driving test 3 times before I managed to pass.

And on the day when I passed my driving test, I immediately went to register my car on the road. Thinking back, it was so exciting. First time owning my car. Actually, technically speaking, the car wasn't mine. It belonged to my father. However, as I was the only one driving it, as times passed, the car seemed to be mine. Lolx...

Even when my dad wanted to use his car, he had to ask me for permission!! Erm....

Even though my car is not the top notch car or the most hip, most modern car, I am still very grateful for it. It had brought me so much wonderful memories, enabling me to travel anywhere I want, in Singapore and in Malaysia! Lolx....

Not much problem, except for one time when the computer chip in the car malfunction and the gears didn't change very smoothly. That was one scary experience when the car's gear was stuck at neutral no matter how hard I stepped on the accelerator. And worse still, that happened on the expressway! Phew....

And except for that, my car is one very loyal one. Didn't give me much problems and serve me as best it could. No complains!

And thinking back for my past 3 years of driving experience, I am actually quite proud of myself. Since I started driving, I had gotten less than 10 summons parking tickets, and never ever went into any major collisions with other cars before.

The only collisions I went into when I was reversing into others car! Haiz... I really don't understand what was I thinking at that time.

Just 6 more months I will be out looking for job, really wonder if I can afford to pay the car's installments... Erm...

Monday, October 20, 2008

Do You Believe In Mediation?

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Personally, I enjoy reading inspiring quotes. In fact, I have 2 small booklets of quotes written out when I came across them when reading books, surfing the net and listening to my audios.

Actually, if you are on a lookout of good and motivating quotes, just do a simple search on them using any of your favorite search engines and there will certainly be more than enough for you to digest. ^^

Below are 2 "quotes-full" videos which I find to be quite enlivening and prompting. Spend some time to bask yourself in those small-bit, knowledge packed quotes! ^^


55 Inspiration Quotes (Part 1)



55 Inspiration Quotes (Part 2)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Understand The 10 Ways To Marry The Wrong Person?

All of us want to marry the correct person, the one destined for us. However, more often than not, many have chosen to overlook some important aspects of marriage, of their life-long partner. End results? Divorce.

I believe it is now very common to hear people getting divorce. In fact, divorce rate was as high as 50% or more in United States of America. In Singapore, we are catching up, which is indeed not a very good sign.

Probably, that is one of the reasons why Singaporeans are so reluctant to give birth to new babies. Lack of security and faith in the relationships.

Thus, it is time to start considering seriously if the person standing next to you, holding your hands and hugging you is the one who you want to live with for the rest of your life.

Why go through the trouble of getting married then realized that both parties are not suitable for each other and get a divorce, right?

Now, I am not saying that you will not get a divorce if you adhere to the following advice. At least it will lower your risk of having to go through that.

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#1. You pick the wrong person because you expect him/her to change after you're married.

The classic mistake. Never marry potential. The golden rule is, if you can't be happy with the person the way he or she is now, don't get married.

As a colleague of mine so wisely put it, 'You actually can expect people to change after their married... for the worst!'

So when it comes to the other person's spirituality, character, personal hygiene, communication skills, and personal habits, make sure you can live with these as they are now.

#2. You pick the wrong person because you focus more on chemistry than on character.

Chemistry ignites the fire, but good character keeps it burning. Beware of the 'I'm in love' syndrome. 'I'm in love' often means, 'I'm in lust.' Attraction is there, but have you carefully checked out this person's
character?

Here are four character traits to definitely check for:

Humility: Does this person believe that 'doing the right thing' is more important than personal comfort?

Kindness: Does this person enjoy giving pleasure to other people? How does s/he treat people s/he doesn't have to be nice to? Does s/he do volunteer work? Give charity?

Responsibility: Can I depend on this person to do what s/he says s/he's going to do?

Happiness: Does this person like himself? Does s/he enjoy life? Is s/he emotionally stable?

Ask yourself: Do I want to be more like this person? Do I want to have a child with this person? Would I like my child to turn out like him or her?

#3. You pick the wrong person because the man doesn't understand what a woman needs most.

Men and women have unique emotional needs, and more often than not, it is the man who just doesn't 'get it.' Jewish tradition places the onus on the man to understand the emotional needs of a woman and to satisfy them.

The unique need of a woman is to be loved -- to feel that she is the most important person in her husband's life. The husband needs to give her consistent, quality attention.

This is most apparent in Judaism's approach to sexual intimacy. The Torah obligates the husband to meet the sexual needs of his wife. Sexual intimacy is always on the woman's terms. Men are goal-oriented, especially when it comes to this area. As a wise woman once pointed out, 'Men have
two speeds: on and off.' Women are experience-oriented. When a man is able to switch gears and become more experience-oriented, he will discover what makes his wife very happy. When the man forgets about his own needs and focuses on giving his wife pleasure, amazing things happen.

#4. You choose the wrong person because you do not share a common life goals and priorities.

There are three basic ways we connect with another person:

1. chemistry and compatibility

2. share common interests

3. share common life goal

Make sure you share the deeper level of connection that sharing life goals provide. After marriage, the two of you will either grow together or grow apart. To avoid growing apart, you must figure out what you're 'living for,' while you're single -- and then find someone who has come to the same
conclusion as you.

This is the true definition of a 'soul mate.' A soul mate is a goal mate -- two people who ultimately share the same understanding of life' purpose and therefore share the same priorities, values and goals.

#5. You choose the wrong person because you get involved sexually too quickly.

Sexual involvement before the commitment of marriage can be a big problem because it often precludes a fully honest exploration of important issues.

Sexual involvement tends to cloud one's mind. And a clouded mind is not inclined to make good decisions.

It is not necessary to take a 'test drive' in order to find out if a couple is sexually compatible. If you do your homework and make sure you are intellectually and emotionally compatible, you don't have to worry about sexual compatibility. Of all the studies done on divorce, sexual incompatibility is never cited as a main reason why people divorce.

#6. You pick the wrong person because you do not have a deeper emotional connection with this person.

To evaluate whether you have a deeper emotional connection or not, ask: 'Do I respect and admire this person?'

This does not mean, 'Am I impressed by this person?' We are impressed by a Mercedes. We do not respect someone because they own a Mercedes. You should be impressed by qualities of creativity, loyalty, determination, etc.

Also ask: 'Do I trust this person?' This also means, 'Is he/she emotionally stable? Do I feel I can rely on him/her?

#7. You pick the wrong person because you choose someone with whom you don't feel emotionally safe.

Ask yourself the following questions: Do I feel calm, peaceful and relaxed with this person? Can I fully be myself and express myself with this person? Does this person make me feel good about myself? Do you have a really close friend who does make you feel this way? Make sure the person you marry makes you feel the same way!

Are you afraid of this person in any way? You should not feel you need to monitor what you say because you are afraid of how the other person will view it. If you're afraid to express your feelings and opinions openly, there's a problem with the relationship.

Another aspect of feeling safe is that you don't feel the other person is trying to control you. Controlling behaviors are a sign of an abusive person. Be on the lookout for someone who is always trying to change you.

There's a big difference between 'controlling' and 'making suggestions.' A suggestion is made for your benefit; a control statement is made for their benefit.

#8. You pick the wrong person because you don't put everything on the table.

Anything that bothers you about the relationship must be brought up for discussion. Bringing up the uncomfortable stuff is the only way to evaluate how well the two of you communicate, negotiate, and work together. Over the course of a lifetime, difficulties will inevitably arise. You need to
know now, before making a commitment: Can you resolve your differences and find compromises that work for both of you?

Never be afraid to let the person know what bothers you. This is also a way for you to test how vulnerable you can be with this person. If you can't be vulnerable, then you can't be intimate. The two go hand in hand.

#9. You pick the wrong person because you use the relationship to escape from personal problems and unhappiness.

If you are unhappy and single, you'll probably be unhappy and married, too.

If you are unhappy and single, you'll probably be unhappy and married, too. Marriage does not fix personal, psychological and emotional problems. If anything, marriage will exacerbate them.

If you are not happy with yourself and your life, take responsibility to fix it now while you are single. You'll feel better, and your future spouse will thank you.

#10. You pick the wrong person because he/she is involved in a triangle.

To be 'triangulated' means a person is emotionally dependent on someone or something else while trying to develop another relationship. A person who hasn't separated from his or her parents is the classic example of triangulation. People can also be triangulated with things as well, such
as work, drugs, Internet, hobbies, sports or money.

Be careful that you and your partner are free of triangles. The person caught in the triangle cannot be fully emotionally available to you. You will not be their number one priority. And that's no basis for a marriage.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Have you seen animals being hypnotized or in a trance? Quite interesting I must say. It opened my eyes that animals can actually be put into a trance. Interesting... ...

Too bad that the embedding function of the video was disabled.

Just click on this link to watch animals be put in trance.


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

What A "Professional" Interviewer

Frankly speaking, when my friend sent me this video, I am contemplating should I waste my time watching it.

First of all, I must admit that I do not like XiaXue, the interviewer, from the start. Visited her blog once, spent around 10 minutes reading her blog posts and get so turned off by it that I swear I never, ever will waste my time on it anymore. Of course, unless there are some meaninglessness and brainless comments by her, like the ones which she gave during her brawl with Dawn Yeo!!

And you know what, the video is really a waste of my time! Heard that it was once shown on the TV!! OMG! That's explain why except for the Singaporeans ourselves, programs which are made in Singapore are never going to be popular overseas.

Actually I think the interview is good for it provides some general knowledge for the public. So was the interviewee who tried his best to give a most concise and easy to understand explanation to an ... ... ... ... idiot?

Frankly speaking, why would a professional interviewer be laughing like nobody's business when he or she is conducting such serious interviews? Moreover, who will laugh over such a topic!?

She mentioned that she found it amusing about the topic. Alright, can anyone tell me what's so amusing and funny about it? I did not even twitch when I was watching the video and I believe majority of us won't!! So that make us normal, right?

So what makes her different? Now, let me think about it, what do we call such people... erm...uhm... unique!? Well, there is such a word. How about abnormal? Right!

So what do we get when we combine the 2 words together? Uniquely abnormal! Yup, that suits her very well.

I remember Yessy once told me this, "It matters not how many people know you, but how those people think of you!!"

So what if you are a celebrity blogger? By the way, there are two definitions of the word "celebrity":
1. A widely known person
2. The state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed

First, lets analyze. Is XiaXue a widely known person? Erm... probably so in Singapore though I'm not that so sure in other countries. So that brings us to the next question, is she widely honored and acclaimed!? Honored? Acclaimed? Holy shit! Definitely NO!

So, we agree that she is a widely known person? Alright. So what is she well-known for? Look at the video comments and the comments on other blogs. More often than not, I saw the words:
  • Slut
  • Bitch
  • Dumb Ass
  • Crazy girl
  • Ugly
  • Slap her
  • F*** her
  • etc...
Of course, there are also words that depict the good side of her. I will agree wholeheartedly that she does have a good side of her to present to others. Personally, I just hope that as a celebrity blogger or figure in Singapore, she can practice more restrain and make much better contributions to the society rather than her present nonsenses and craps.

Definitely, she can do much better than what she is doing now and in turn deserves much better and kinder comments than what others and I had given her.

Phew, what a long post. It has been sometime since I last wrote a post. Never thought it would be a complainy post! Lolx... Nevertheless, I still enjoy writing.


Monday, October 6, 2008

An Ode To English Plurals - Part 1


We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes,
But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes.
One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.

You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice,
Yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.
If the plural of man is always called men,
Why shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen?

If I speak of my foot and show you my feet,
And I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?
If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
Why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth?

Then one may be that, and three would be those,
Yet hat in the plural would never be hose,
And the plural of cat is cats, not cose.
We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
But though we say mother, we never say methren.
Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
But imagine the feminine: she, shis and shim!

To be continued…

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