Quote of the Day

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Tribute to the Golden Girls

A tribute to all the golden girls of the world! If any of you reading this can relate to the message in the above poster, then congratulations, I might say, you are wanted and needed. Be happy and live with what you have and have fun.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Secret to a Happy Marriage

So, what is the secret to a happy marriage? The answer is so simply portrayed in this forwarded email that I thought if I don't pen it here, it would really really goes to waste!

To the WIFES of this world "BLESS YOU!"
and
To the husbands "YOU'RE BLESSED!".



A man and woman had been married for more than 60 years. They had shared everything. They had talked about everything. They had kept no secrets from each other except that the little old woman had a shoe box in the top of her closet that she had cautioned her husband never to open or ask her about.

For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but one day the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she would not recover.

In trying to sort out their
affairs, the little old man took down the shoe box and took it to his wife's bedside.

She agreed that it was
time that he should know what was in the box. When he opened it, he found two crocheted dolls and a stack of money totaling $95,000.


He asked her about the contents. 'When we were to be married,' she said, 'my grandmother told me the secret of a happy marriage was to never argue. She told me that if I ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and crochet a doll.'

The little old man was so moved; he had to fight back tears. Only two precious dolls were in the box. She had only been angry with him two times in all those years of living and loving. He almost burst with happiness.

'Honey,' he said, 'that explains the doll, but what about all of this money? Where did it come from?'

'Oh,' she said, 'that's the money I made from selling the dolls.'



Have a good laugh and while you are at it; wives ~ its good advice and its free; take it; husbands ~ if you see your wife knitting, crocheting, smocking like mad, say you are sorry... it is also good advice and it is also free; take it!! You are blessed that she knows how to do needlework....... or else ......

Friday, November 14, 2008

All About Hearing Aids

I just have this urge to make people laugh.... Its sad when we grew up forgetting how to laugh! Like one of my label says "Laughter Releases Endorphins" and we all need all the endorphins we can get to keep us healthy in these days of unhealthy environment and unhealthy living habits......

Growing old is fun if you know how to laugh ~~ start laughing at yourself first, laugh at your friends who can take it and laugh at jokes like these .....

An elderly gentleman… had serious hearing problems for a number of years.
He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him
fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100%.

The elderly gentleman went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor
said, 'Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased that you
can hear again.'

The gentleman replied, 'Oh, I haven't told my family yet.
I just sit around and listen to their conversations.
I've changed my will three times!'

Here's more ...... :)

Three old guys are out walking.
The first one says, 'Windy, isn't it?'
The second one says, 'No, it's Thursday!'
The third one says, 'So am I. Let's go get a beer.'

Then...
A man was telling his neighbor, 'I just bought a new hearing aid.
It cost me four thousand dollars, but it's state of the art.
It's perfect.'
' Really,' answered the neighbor. 'What kind is it?'
' Twelve thirty ..'

And this is the killer.....

Morris, an 82 year-old man, went to the doctor to get a physical.
A few days later, the doctor saw Morris walking down the street with a
gorgeous young woman on his arm.
A couple of days later, the doctor spoke to Morris and said,
'You're really
doing great, aren't you?'
Morris replied, 'Just doing what you said, Doc:
'Get a hot mamma and be cheerful.''
The doctor said, 'I didn't say that. I said,
'You've got a heart murmur; be careful.'


I BET YOU HAD A GOOD LAUGH..... LOL

Thursday, November 6, 2008

You Got "Male" !!

One of those internet jokes that is worth keeping and its good for a laugh ~~ I supposed its Gen Y's way of expressing facts of life .....

A little boy goes to his father and asks 'Daddy, how was I born?' The father answers: 'Well son, I guess one day you will need to find out anyway!


Your Mom and I first got together in a chat room on Yahoo. Then I set up a date via e-mail with your Mom and we met at a cyber-cafe. We sneaked into a secluded room, where your mother agreed to a download from my hard drive. As soon as I was ready to upload, we discovered that neither one of us had used a firewall, and since it was too late to hit the delete button, nine months later a little Pop-Up appeared that said:

You got Male!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Quote for the Day!!

'Whatever you give a woman, she's going to multiply.

If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby.
If you give her a house, she'll give you a home.

If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal.
If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart.
She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her.

So - if you give her any crap, you will receive a ton of shit.'

Love and appreciate all the women in your life!

I like this quote… found on the internet as well. So ladies, you are phenomenon and gentlemen…. be informed, treat your ladies well and you will get double good treatment!!


A tribute to the Golden Girls!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Baby Carrots You Buy from Supermarkets!

Yet another email forwarded again and again, and this time it may just ring true....baby carrots you buy in the supermarkets are not baby carrots in the real sense.

The following is information from a farmer who grows and packages carrots for IGA, METRO, LOBLAWS, etc.

The small cocktail (baby) carrots you buy in small plastic bags are made using the larger crooked or deformed carrots which are put through a machine which cuts and shapes them into cocktail carrots, most people probably know this already.

What you may not know and should know is the following: once the carrots are cut and shaped into cocktail carrots they are dipped in a solution of water and chlorine in order to preserve them (this is the same chlorine used in your pool) since they do not have their skin or natural protective covering, they give them a higher dose of chlorine.

You will notice that once you keep these carrots in your refrigerator for a few days, a white covering will form on the carrots, this is the chlorine which resurfaces.

At what cost do we put our health at risk to have esthetically pleasing vegetables which are practically plastic?

Chlorine is a very well known carcinogen.

Baby carrots can be less economical… http://www.wisebread.com/baby-carrots-the-frugal-idea-that-isnt - this site will give you more details.

http://www.snopes.com/food/tainted/carrots.asp More information on this site for you to re-affirm what we read in email.

And wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_carrot) has a few external links if you need to know or understand more.

The decision is yours whether baby carrots are good or bad for your health and whether you should continue buying bagged baby carrots as your “healthy” snacks.

Monday, November 3, 2008

"A horrible fact about KFC"

I received this email, not once but many times, about a horrible fact about KFC. When I first read the story, I felt a loathing for such a practice but then I wonder again .... "Is it true? Would a well reputed international company go to such low level to save cost and earn some extra money?". Like I said, I started to google up to get factual reporting on such rampant rumours.

Here are part of the email about KFC that has been circulating on the net:

Kentucky Fried Chicken has become KFC. Does anybody know why? We thought the real reason was because of the 'FRIED' food issue.

IT'S NOT! !


The reason why they call it KFC is because they can not use the word chicken anymore. Why? KFC does not use real chickens. They actually use genetically manipulated organisms. These so called 'chickens' are kept alive by tubes inserted into their bodies to pump blood and nutrients throughout their structure..
They have no beaks, no feathers, and no feet. Their bone structure is dramatically shrunk to get more meat out of them. This is great for KFC because they do not have to pay so much for their production costs.There is no more plucking of the feathers or the removal of the beaks and feet.

The government has told them to change all of their menus so they do not say chicken anywhere. If you look closely you will notice this. Listen to their commercials, I guarantee you will not see or hear the word chicken.
I find this matter to be very disturbing.


I found a few site talking about this subject particularly:-
1. Kentucky Fried Chicken Hoax - seems there no proof on a specific study done in the University of New Hampshire
2. The Curse of Frankenchicken- The University of New Hampshire wasted no time publishing a rebuttal on its Web site.
3. Taste like chicken - genetic engineered food.....
4. Kentucky Fried Cruelty - I guess its people promoting going vegetarian....

So folks, read and make up your own mind.......

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Internet Hoax

Artificial foods are at rampant and with the advanced in technology, we received information in loads telling us about foods that are tainted, artificial, genetically altered and are bad for our health.

Diseases are also at rampant. We received depressing information so fast these days, we can consider that "the world is flat now". Some of the information received over the net, in forwarded emails are so disheartening and sometimes I wonder about their authenticity!

So in order to bona fide the information I read, I usually take some time to google them up before panicking and even before forwarding to friends and love ones.

Internet Hoax not only report on food but also on the subjects of politics, crimes, environmental subjects etc etc...... I usually read them with a pinch of salt or not read at all.

I will research on these reported stories and share under the category of "Internet Hoax" hoping to create awareness on the legitimacy of such subjects.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Your Right If You Live to 50!!

After living for 50 years and more, you have definitely earned the right to a lot of "privileges"!! Golden Girls have agreed to a few.....

After 50, one should....

live while you can
love while you can

spend time with love ones while you can
spend time with friends while you can

do things you enjoy
do things that make you laugh
do things that are fun
do things that you want to

live day by day .... but to the fullest!

And after 50, you have a right to.....

forget your appointment
ask for reminders
forget friends birthdays
say "no" to anything you are uncomfortable with

stop worrying about "what if"
stop crying over spilt milk
stop living for your children
let them live their lives, the way they know how
they will find their ways, just like how we did!


Forgetting is part and parcel of maturing and
then, just like one of my friends said so appropriately.....

If and when you remember .... it is a BONUS!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Are Green Potatoes Safe to Eat?

Why do potatoes turn green like part of this potato?
The potato tuber which contains nutrients like starches, proteins and minerals is meant to produce and grow next generation potatoes. As these tubers were uprooted for human consumption, they are exposed to light causing them to turn green; production of chlorophyll, a process called photosynthesis ~~ similar to leaves ~~ to make extra energy for the new plant.

Interestingly, the potato plant produces its own chemicals to protect from harmful insects, fungi and animals. These protective chemicals ~~ glycoalkaloids (usually solanine) ~~ are found in the leaves, sprouts and stems of the potato plant and usually at a very low levels in potato tubers. But with exposure to light, the level of glycoakaloids are elevated with the highest being in the emerging sprouts and the greenish part of the potato, usually under the skin where there is a cumulation of chlorophyll.

Solanine (one of the glycoalkaloids) will be at a high level on bruising, cutting, rotting, bacteria and fungi attack and exposure to light.

What are Glycoalkaloids?
As explained in Wikipedia, Glycoalkaloids are a family of poisons. Glycoalkaloids are alkaloids + sugars which are toxic in nature. A prototypical glycoalkaloid is sugar (solanose) + alkaloid (solanidin) = solanine which is found in potatoes. It has a bitter tasting sensation usually cause burning irritation in the back of mouth, tongue and intestinal tract.

The toxins, alkaloids called solanine and chaconine apparently interfere with the structure of all our cell membranes and with the processing of a nerve transmitter. May cause hallucinations and convulsions. Because colour change in potato parallels to accumulation of alkaloids, greeness in potato is a good indicator of toxicity.

Conclusions
It is not necessary that potato with traces of green will contain the level of glycoalkaloid to pose as a health threat. But it is sensible to cook your potatoes before greening, sprouting or with any physical damage.

Remove plastic wrappings from potatoes and store them in a cool dry place away from light. Better still to buy potatoes as and when you need to use them.

Alkaloids remain in the bloodstream for longer than 24 hours and for those who eat potatoes everyday, there may be a chance of gradually accumulating of toxins in the blood.

Food Science


There are a lot of talk on what we can eat, how we can eat them, when to discard and how we should treat certain kind of food. It has come to a point where too much knowledge has become confusing and too little knowledge might put you in bad health.......

Likened to my post of "reboiled water", I am trying to research certain myths and the truth about each talk that I come across so as to be more well informed. Not just take what was told and panic!

Taking on the saying of "there no smoke without a fire", all rumours should be investigated to unearth the truth and my topics on "Food Science" will be based on this principle.

Read my next post on "Are Green Potatoes Safe to Eat?"

Monday, October 20, 2008

Tips to stay young and happy!

Another one of those forwarded email......

1. Throw out nonessential numbers.
This includes age, weight, and height.

Let the doctors worry about them.. That is why you pay them.


2. Keep only cheerful friends.
The grouches pull you down.

(Keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches!)

3. Keep learning:

Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever.
Never let the brain get idle.
'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.'
And the devil's name is Alzheimer's!


4. Enjoy the simple things


5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and lots of time with him or her!

6. The tears happen:

Endure, grieve, and move on.
The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourself.
LIVE while you are alive.


7. Surround yourself with what you love:

Whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever.
Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health:

If it is good, preserve it.
If it is unstable, improve it.
If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.


9. Don't take guilt trips.
Take a trip to the mall, even to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is


10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.


And if you don't send this to at least four people - who cares?

But do share this with someone.
That's what I am doing..... sharing with anyone who care to read my blog ~~~ lol

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Headline Bloopers

I have always enjoyed movie bloopers. Then there are those goofed snippets always aired at the end of a movie especially comedies or sitcom.... these are the laugh induce killers!!

So when I read this forwarded email on headline bloopers I can't help posting it here to share with those who missed this one... I know its a lazy way of simply "cut& paste" but I hope it will bring on some laughs ~~~ laughter produces endorphins ~~~

A note of thanks to the person who initiated this email...... enjoy and contribute if you have any....
Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter
This one I caught in the SGV Tribune the other day and called the Editorial Room and asked who wrote this. It took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible!!! They put in a correction the next day.
Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says
No, really?
Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
Now that's taking things a bit far!
Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
What a guy!
Miners Refuse to Work after Death
No-good-for-nothing' lazy so-and-so's!
Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant
See if that works any better than a fair trial!
War Dims Hope for Peace
I can see where it might have that effect!!
If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile
Ya think?!
Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
Who would have thought!
Enfield ( London ) Couple Slain; Suspect Homicide
They may be on to something!

Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges
You mean there's something stronger than duct tape?!
Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge
He probably IS the battery charge
New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
Weren't they fat enough?!
Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft
That's what he gets for eating those beans
Kids Make Nutritious Snacks
Do they taste like chicken?
Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half
Chainsaw Massacre all over again!
Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors
Boy, are they tall!
And the winner is ....
Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead
Did I read that right?

Friday, October 17, 2008

Terracotta Army 兵马俑: bīngmǎ yǒng

Xian city, Shaanxi Province ~~ civilisation at last. We had a good shower and scrub to wash off our tiredness and fear. Finally we could sleep at peace without fear of any negative element out in the open which could devour us and threaten our very existence.

Our experience on the way to Xian did remind us to appreciate the good and simple things in life. We are so blessed!!

When we arrived, Xian suddenly became "heaven" on earth where we could get our well-deserved cup of fresh hot brewing coffee ~~made us marvelled at the very convenience of modern day........

The highlight of our visit to Xian is to see The Terra Cotta Army, the 8th Wonder of the World!!

The old man in the picture is the only living person who first dug out this site.....







Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Qin Shi Huang the First Emperor of China.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Cross Country Adventure

After experiencing Huhhot's Mongolian influenced culture and sampling a varieties of dumplings for lunch, we continued our southward bound journey towards Shaanxi Province. To see Terra Cotta!! The self-proclaimed 8th Wonder of the World! "Bingma Yong".

Reaching a small town, Da Yong for a farmer's style home cooked dinner, we had an equally unpleasant "toilet" experience. If you think the bucket system of yesteryears was bad, this will make you think again. It was all the way ~~ hold your breath, do it quick and don't even bother to look down situation!! :( :(

We decided to continue on and we had packed eatables to sustain a battalion but we did not anticipate what awaits us on the road.

At about 1am we were suddenly enshrouded by a menacing thick white fog that seemingly appeared from nowhere. Nil visibility!!! We were ill prepared but were forced to continue for fear of the 2 evils....the fear of slaming into a front vehicle or being banged by some huge truck from behind. We chose to drive on guided only by the white lines dividing the 3 lanes.

Despite the poor visibility we had trucks, lorries, and other bigger vehicles zooming passed us. We were amazed and even tried to keep up by following their tail lights but were defeated and left the lone car by this foggy mess!!

The fog cleared by 4am and our poor driver was physically and mentally exhausted. We stopped by the ear of the highway for a quick "power nap" with the hazzard lights on... but ended being chased away by the highway police.

We managed to reach the next rest stop without much incident and got our deserved 2-hour undisturbed sleep in the cold autumn weather in the car.

We arrived at Xian, our destination with a great sense of relief and achievement. It was indeed a great adventure for us city folks!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Donate to UNICEF


On my flight back from Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific Airlines, I was given an envelope by the air hostess.

I usually did not give it my 2-cent thought because I used to have this mistrust attitude towards charitable organisation supported by big corporations. I felt that why can't the corporations themselves fork up a $ for each customer they get and give it to charity instead of asking the customers to do it.

But of late my attitude towards charity has changed. I now view charity as plain charity.... doing your bits for the less fortunate. Why bother to debate what the big corporations should or should not do since there is nothing you can do about it!

"Just give la" and thats what I did..... I gave; not much; just a little more than my loose change. I felt good about giving. Its a nice feeling that whatever you won't miss much will be giving some 20 kids ice cream they have been yearning for........

Inner Mongolia, Huhhot

After some stressful planning months in advance, two of the Golden Girls finally arrived in Beijing on the night of 27 September 08 on a cool autumn weather......

Immediately early next morning we were whisked off in a 8-seater to the journey of a life time. We were on a 5-hour road trip to Inner Mongolia arriving at Huhhot at noon all ready and eager for our first onslaught of a chinese/mongolian meal of cold noodles.

The highlight of our visit at Huhhot was the all famous "Heaven Grassland". We had a hilarious time trying out the distant outdoor "toilet" facility which is way off our imagination. We laugh till we cry while contributing manure to the heavenly grassland.....lol


Horse riding was a first and literary "pain in the butt" experience for me. It gave me a painful blister that lasted a week at my tailend....lol but believe it, it may be a painful but it was indeed exhilarating for me.... It was the most enjoyable 1-hour of the trip!! :) :) :)

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Bucket List

After watching this 2007 movie called The Bucket List starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, I was truly inspired to do my very own "bucket list".

For those who had not seen this movie; it was about 2 terminal ill men escaping from a cancer ward and heading off on a road trip with a list of to-dos before they die. Their to-do list dubbed "The Bucket List" contained the following:
  1. Witness something truly majestic
  2. Help a complete stranger for a common good
  3. Laugh till I cry
  4. Drive a Shelby Mustang
  5. Kiss the most beautiful girl in the world
  6. Get a tattoo
  7. Skydiving
  8. Visit Stonehenge
  9. Spend a week at Louvre
  10. See Rome
  11. See the pyramids
  12. Get back in touch (previously "Hunt the big cat")
Motivated by this movie, I was impelled to initiate my "bucket list" and I strongly felt that everyone, I mean every single living being on this earth, young or old, should all have your own "bucket list"!

Most people by nature will wait until its too late before doing things they would love to . We will often than not kept postponing things we love to do till later; till we have more time; till we have more money etc etc....... We normally ended up not doing anything except survive in this world.

So I urge you.... start right now and make that list; keeping it a living document where you can add or substract and strike off what you have already done.

Arrested for Laughing!

I cannot resist posting this here ..... I am sure this story had been circulated around the world...

This is supposedly from an actual trial in the UK....

A young woman who was several months pregnant boarded a bus when she noticed a young man smiling at her. She began to feel humiliated on the fact of her condition. She changed her seat and he seemed more amused.

She moved again and then on her third move, he burst out laughing. She had him arrested.

The case then came before a court and the young man was asked why he acted in such a manner.

His reply was: When the lady boarded the bus I couldn't help noticing that she was pregnant. She then first sat under an advertisement, which read: "Coming Soon: The Gold Dust Twins".

I was even more amused when she sat under a shaving advertisement, which read: "William's Stick Did the Trick". Then I could not control myself any longer when on the third move she sat under an advertisement which read: "Dunlop Rubber would have prevented this accident".

The case was dismissed!!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

What is Melamine?

So what is this thing called "Melamine"?, you may asked.

For the layman, this is a simplified explanation of what I researched:

Melamine is a nitrogen-based compound used in industrial and commercial plastics. This chemical can cause kidney damage. This toxic substance was found in pet food in May 2007 which was exported to the US and Canada from China.


Melamine, by far is the best candidate to give a product an artificial high protein content, because it is high in nitrogen (66% by weight), non volatile (does not explode) and dirt cheap. It is an adulterated low quality wheat gluten used to pass off as high protein.in an effort by unscrupulous manufacturers to market their products.


So there you are.... now you know I hope all of us will be more aware and be careful on what we buy to feed our family...

Monday, September 29, 2008

Melamine tainted food from China

A lot of highlights have been given to the subject of melamine tainted foods from China for the past weeks. Also, a lot of time and efforts have been put in testing all products to ensure that those tainted are being removed from human consumption.

This has prompted me to think.... why does a human being or a group of people did what they did; by adding toxic into food just to elevate the protein content of their products. And to do that on milk powders, the stable foods for innocent infants and babies to that? Don't they ever feel guilty about their actions?

It really frustrates me that any fellow living human in this world could do this just for the sake of earning money. Don't they ever think about the consequences? About the poison they are feeding to the innocent? I am sure that they also have love ones around them. Would they like this to be done to their love ones.

"Do onto others what you would others do unto you" is one pillars of life everyone, especially in business should ponder when making a important decision like adding melamine to food.

I see my family and friends carrying a list of the tainted products whenever they go shopping for food and the list is never complete while more testings are being done. How do you know for sure that you are not feeding your family poisonous food. Its very tiring!! I for one will just eliminate all food imported from China.....just to be safe.

Until and unless they, the manufacturers do something about their integrity, I think we all should not do business with them; even as a consumer who might only buy one or two items once in a while.....

I rest my case!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Attitude of Keeping

When we keep in store,
we consider the possibility
of wanting of penury

We believe that tomorrow it may lack,
and that we won't be able
to fufil those necessities

With that idea,
you are sending two messages
to your brain and to your life;

That you don't trust tomorrow
and you think that the new and the better
are not for you

For this reason you cheer yourself up
by storing old and useless stuff

Go on ... get rid of those junks and clutters that you are hoarding for years and not using them; get rid of the hurt feelings, get rid of your negativity and live..... live life by the principle of emptiness as advised by Joseph Newton, its good advice.


dance
as though no one is watching you
love

as though you have never been hurt before

sing
as though no one can hear you
live

as though heaven is on earth



Get rid of what had lost its colour and brightness..... Let the new enter your home... and yourself!!!

Principle of Emptiness

Principle of Emptiness
by Joseph Newton
Have you got the habit of hoarding useless objects,
thinking that one day, who knows when, you may need them?

Have you got the habit of accumulating money and not spending it
because you think that in the future you may be in want of it?

Have you got the habit of storing clothes, shoes, furniture, utensils
and other home supplies
that you haven't used already for sometime?


And inside you?
Have you got the habit to keep
reproaches, resentment,sadness, fears and more?

Don't do it!
You are going against your prosperity!

It is necessary to make room,
to leave an empty space
in order
to allow news things to arrive to your life.


It is necessary that you get rid of all the useless things
that are in you and in your life,
in order for prosperity to arrive.

The force of this emptiness is one
that will absorb and attract all that you wish.


As long as you are, materially or emotionally,
holding old and useless feelings,
you won't have room for new opportunities.

Good must circulate......
clean your drawers, the wardrobes, the workshop, the garage.

Give away what you don't use any longer.

The attitute of keeping a heap of useless stuff ties your life down.

It is not the objects you keep that stagnate you life....
but rather the attitude of keeping....

Yes, get rid of those you don't want, don't use, don't need; materally and emotionally! I have always advocate the giving away of things that you have not used for 2 years, chances of you using them will be very remote. Give them to people who needs them and who might enjoy, appreciate and treasure them.

Rule of thumb: Always have this concept of replacing things! Always throw out your old stuff before buying any new ones........

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Live Life Colour Blind

Nominated by the UN as the best poem of 2006 ~~ written by an African kid.

One of the pillars of life should be -- to live life colour blind!
It is so much peaceful if we can relate to everyone without seeing and identifying their colours....

Such a beautiful picture
it says a thousand words


When I born, I black
When I grow up, I black
When I go in Sun, I black
When I scared, I black
When I sick, I black
And when I die, I still black

And you white fellow
When you born, you pink
When you grow up, you white
When you go in sun, you red
When you cold, you blue
When you scared, you yellow
When you sick, you green
And when you die, you gray

And you calling me colored?

God's Pharmacy

This information comes from one of those forward email and since they sounded so logical, I thought I share them with you......

It was said that the Creator of Earth separated salt water from fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish... all these before creating human.  He even gave us clues as to what food helps which part of our body.  Check this out and see how logical can it be....

A sliced carrot looks like the human eye, the pupil, the iris and the radiating lines. And now science shows that carrot enhance blood flow to and help function of the eyes.
The tomato is red and has 4 chambers just like the heart. Research showed that tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure blood food for the heart.

Grapes hang in clusters in the shape of a heart.  Each grape looks like a blood cell and research today shows that grapes are profound heart and blood vitalising food.

A walnut looks like a little brain; left and right hemisphere, celebrum, even the folds of the nut looks like the
neocortex. Walnuts help develop more than three dozen neuron-
transmitters in the brain.

Kidney beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like human kidneys.

Celery, bok choy, rhubarb look just like bones. These food specifically target bone strength.  B ones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium as well. If you do not have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it out of your bones thus making them weak.  These food replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

Avocadoes, eggplants and pears target the function of the womb and cervix of the
female.  Physically, they look just like these organs.  Research showed that when a woman eats one avocado a week,  it balances the hormone, shed unwanted post-birth weight and prevents cervical cancer.  It takes exactly 9 months to grow an avocado from blossom and rippen fruit.  There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents nutrition in each of these foods.

Figs are full of seed and hang in two when they grow.  Figs increase the mobility
 of the male sperm and increase the sperm count thereby overcome male sterility.

Sweet potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glicemic index
 of a diabetic.

Olive assist the health and function of the ovaries.

Oranges, grapefruits and other citrus fruits look just like mammary glands of the female.  It enhance the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.


Onions looks like the body cells.  Research showed that onions help clear waste material from the body cells.  They also produce tears when cut, which help clear the epithelial layers of the eyes.  A working companion, Garlic also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.