Quote of the Day

Friday, July 31, 2009

The Best Eulogy

"Love the imperfections" ~~ This is one very good advice for a lasting marriage life. Instead of finding your other half's idiosyncrazies annoying, try looking at them with a different set of eyes or better still see them with your heart. Watch this youtube and you will understand what I am trying to say.........


Cry if you must but learn from it..... there is no perfect person in this world, admit it you are not perfect yourself so try not to be so picky.... life is too short!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

"All Quiet on the Western Front"

"All Quiet on the Western Front" today simply means "for lack of action".

It has become part of English language commonly used by babyboomers for lack of action in the modern days. This slang is adapted from the German Army war term; translated by author, Arthur Wesley Wheen in 1930.

However, while in a conversation with my son, a dotcom kid in his twenties who was not aware of such term gives me a feeling that we are not passing on such terms and knowledge to our kids thus causing THE generation gap.

I do appreciate the advance in technology but still feel strongly that we should retain some of the good English used by the babyboomers........anyone dare to defer?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Revelation of Truth - Faiths

One of the pillars of life I strongly advocate to is "faith"! Then I read in Louis Fischer's "The Life of Mahatma Gandhi" and this particular paragraph highlighted itself to my full attention of which I wish to share:-

All faiths constitute a revelation of Truth, but all are imperfect, and liable to error. Reverence for other faiths need not blind us to their faults. We must be keenly alive to the defects of our own faith also, yet not leave it on that account, but try to overcome those defects. Looking at all religions with an equal eye, we would not only not hesitate, but would think it our duty to blend into our faith every acceptable feature of other faiths.

Louis Fischer further mentioned that this paragraph is a portrait of the Gandhi mind; he was the conservative who would not change his religion, the reformer who tried to alter it, and the tolerant believer who regarded all faiths as aspects of the divine. He was loyal yet critical, partisan yet open-minded, devout yet not doctrinaire, inside yet outside, attached yet detached, Hindu yet Christian, yet Moslem, yet Jew.

How interesting.... this character of our past.... The Mahatma Gandhi!

Monday, July 13, 2009

I Wish You Enough

A friend forwarded me this email about "I Wish You Enough" which is very meaningful. I want to remember the meaning of "I Wish You Enough" greeting so I am pening it here to write it on rock as well to share with whoever stumble on my blog and like what it is

The gist of the story is that someone overhead a mother and daughter bidding each other farewell and as the mother felt that it is a last time for her to bide farewell to her daughter, it was really a sad event. Both mother and daughter bid each other "I wish You Enough". And the meaning of this wish is.....

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how grey the day may appear.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.
I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final goodbye.

It is too much to say all these when you say goodbye to someone and it is so logical to cut it short yet it meant so much..... For those who reads this .... "I wish you enough!"

Friday, July 10, 2009

The Breaking of Dawn

The breaking of dawn will probably be the most beautiful natural site you can ever witness in your life. If you will to sacrifice one or two hours of your sleep by waking up before 6am you will be able to view this beauty all by yourself or even share it with someone...... its really worth it!!

These pictures have to be taken at different views simply because while the sun is rising in the East, the moon is leaving us towards the west .... remember.... the world goes round and round....

Golden Girls Day Out

Buah Langsat tree in BG
Botanical Garden in full bloom

Golden Girls at their best..... daily early morning exercise to keep fit and healthy ..... hunting for good bargain .... eating fruits before breakfast.... roam around until we are hungry again and then .... lunch before we are ready to go our own way.........

At one of the bargain section (70% discount) at MJ Members' Day

Coconut Water .... anyone?
It delicious, nutritious and cools down your body!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Beautiful Quote

.... the most unselfish act one can ever do
is paying forward all the kindness one has received

even to the most undeserved person....

Alley Cats taking a snooze......
Look..... how neatly they are piled together... so cute!Hey! You got permission to take our pic?
Please do not disturb!

Coconut Water -- the fluid of life?

Of late, I have been reading a lot on the benefits of drinking coconut water. Since I am one person who loves drinking coconut water fresh from the nut and also enjoy tremendously eating the coconut flesh, I have summarised some articles I have read:-
Characteristic of Coconut:
  • Low in Carbohydrates
  • 99% fat free
  • Low in sugars
Good for weight control ~~ fills you up after drinking 1 coconut water

Health benefits:
  • Keep body cool
  • Orally rehydrate body - natural isotonic beverage
  • Carry nutrients and oxygen to cells
  • Naturally replenish your body fluids after exercise
  • Raise your metabolism thus promoting weight loss
Disease/sickness control?:
  • Boost your immune system
  • Detoxify and fight viruses
  • Cleanse your digestive tract - kills intestinal worms
  • Control diabetes
  • Aid body to fight viruses that cause flu, herpes and AID
  • Balance your PH
  • Reduce risk of cancer
  • Treat kidney and urethal stones - helps break up kidney stones
  • Boost poor circulation
Good nutrient source:
  • full of electrolytes
  • has a natural balance of sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium
  • anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-microbial
There are many sites proclaiming the wonderful benefits of the coconut water and if you want to know more this is where you start but do not end here... find out more to convince yourself to drink coconut water everyday.I personally will drink 1 coconut water a day if it is convenient as it is my favourite beverage. But I wish to caution to drink it the minute it is cut open because this fresh juice turns bad very fast.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Made in China "Ikan Bilis" - Anchovies

"Disgusting Made in China food....BeWare!!
"Ikan bilis" made in China. Fish skin is made from PE (plastic) tube,
meat is made of some kind of jelly or gelatine. It has fishy smell.
I boiled with hot water for sometime the PE gets burst and exposing fish meat. These fish has NO bone and color would not change after cooking a long time.These fish also sold in flour coated form."

I found this again in one of the rampant forward emails with some pictures. All the time I wondered the authenticity of such info. I googled the web for confirmation but this time I found nothing on this topic... maybe someone out there could shed some light!

Financial Cycle

Is this latest modern theory or what?..........

It is the month of August, on the shores of the Black Sea. It is raining, and the little town looks totally deserted. It is tough times, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit.

Suddenly, a rich tourist comes to town.

He enters the only hotel, lays a 100 Euro note on the reception counter, and goes to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to choose one.

The hotel proprietor takes the 100 Euro note and runs to pay his debt to the butcher.

The butcher takes the 100 Euro note, and runs to pay his debt to the pig grower.

The pig grower takes the 100 Euro note, and runs to pay his debt to the supplier of his feed and fuel.

The supplier of feed and fuel takes the 100 Euro note and runs to pay his debt to the town's prostitute that in these hard times, gave her "services" on credit.

The hooker runs to the hotel, and pays off her debt with the 100 Euro note to the hotel proprietor to pay for the rooms that she rented when she brought her clients there.

The hotel proprietor then lays the 100 Euro note back on the counter so that the rich tourist will not suspect anything.

At that moment, the tourist comes down after inspecting the rooms, and takes his 100 Euro note, after saying that he did not like any of the rooms, and leaves town.

No one earned anything. However, the whole town is now without debt, and looks to the future with a lot of optimism.....

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the United States Government is doing business today.

Wow, this sounds simple enough!! Basically, it just means that when recession hits, one should not stop spending, in fact, everyone should be spending, spending, spending in order to allow the cash to flow. No one should be guilty of putting the brakes on this "cash flow" machinery.........

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Confidence, Trust & Hope

Got this in my email today.... it is so true......

Once, all village people decided to pray for rain,
On the day of prayer, everyone gathered
and only one boy came with
an umbrella....

Trust should be like the feeling of a one year old baby
when you throw him in the air,
he laughs, because he knows you will catch him.

Every night we go to bed
we have no assurance to get up alive the next morning
but still you have plans for the coming day

Have CONFIDENCE, TRUST and never lose HOPE