Monday, August 28, 2006

The Paradox of our Time in History

The Paradox of our Time in History

The paradox of our time in history is that
we have taller buildings but shorter tempers,
wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints.
We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less.
We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time.

We have more degrees but less sense,
more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems,
more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little,
drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little,
watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.
We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life.
We've added years to life not life to years.
We've been all the way to the moon and back,
but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor.
We conquered outer space but not inner space.
We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.
We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice.
We write more, but learn less.
We plan more, but accomplish less.
We've learned to rush, but not to wait.
We build more computers to hold more information,
to produce more copies than ever,
but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion,
big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships.
These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes.
These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.
It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom.
A time when technology can bring this letter to you,
and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...

Remember, spend some time with your loved ones,
because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe,
because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember to give a warm hug to the one next to you,
because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones,
but most of all mean it.
A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment
for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak!
And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.

......George Carlin

Sunday, August 27, 2006

The JUNCTION Bistro!

The JUNCTION Bistro at PGRM tower 2 !? Posted by Picasa


The Beauty of Maths.

1 x 8 + 1 = 9
12 x 8 + 2 = 98
123 x 8 + 3 = 987
1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876
12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765
123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654
1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543
12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432
123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321

1 x 9 + 2 = 11
12 x 9 + 3 = 111
123 x 9 + 4 = 1111
1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111
12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111
123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111
1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111
12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111
123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111

9 x 9 + 7 = 88
98 x 9 + 6 = 888
987 x 9 + 5 = 8888
9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888
98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888
987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888
9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888
98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888

Brilliant, isn't it?

And finally, take a look at this symmetry:

1 x 1 = 1
11 x 11 = 121
111 x 111 = 12321
1111 x 1111 = 1234321
11111 x 11111 = 123454321
111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321
11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321
111111111 x 111111111=12345678987654321

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Chinese Garden

Proposal for Chinese Garden
at Lim Family Courtyard House, Ipoh. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 15, 2006



A parent who has never apologized to his children is a monster.
If he's always apologizing, his children are monsters.
~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

You don't really understand human nature
unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents
every time around - and why his parents will always wave back.
~William D. Tammeus

Making the decision to have a child is momentous.
It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
~Elizabeth Stone

Always kiss uoyr child goodnight
- even if they're already asleep.
~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

To bring up a child in the way he should go,
travel that way yourself once in a while.
~Josh Billings

There comes a time when a woman needs to stop thinking
about her looks and focus her energies on raising her children.
This time comes at the moment of conception.
A child needs a role model, not a supermodel.
~Astrid Alauda, on the "hot mom" trend

Your children need your presence more than your presents.
~Jesse Jackson

It's not only children who grow. Parents do too.
As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives,
they are watching us to see what we do with ours.
I can't tell my children to reach for the sun.
All I can do is reach for it, myself.
~Joyce Maynard

Don't worry that children never listen to you;
worry that they are always watching you.
~Robert Fulghum

Parents often talk about the younger generation
as if they didn't have anything to do with it.
~Haim Ginott

If you want children to keep their feet on the ground,
put some responsibility on their shoulders.
~Abigail Van Buren

The quickest way for a parent to get a child's attention
is to sit down and look comfortable.
~Lane Olinghouse

Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
~Robert A. Heinlein

Too often we give children answers to remember
rather than problems to solve.
~Roger Lewin

The thing that impresses me most about America
is the way parents obey their children.
~Edward, Duke of Windsor, Look, 5 March 1957

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board.
It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.
~Walter Scott

You will always be your child's favorite toy.
~Vicki Lansky, Trouble-Free Travel with Children, 1991

If you want your children to improve,
let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.
~Haim Ginott

If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively,
there would never be more than three in a family.
~Lawrence Housman

The hardest part of raising a child is teaching them to ride bicycles.
A shaky child on a bicycle for the first time needs both support and freedom.
The realization that this is what the child will always need can hit hard.
~Sloan Wilson

If I had my child to raise all over again,
I'd build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I'd finger-paint more, and point the finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I'd take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I'd take more hikes and fly more kites.
I'd stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I'd do more hugging and less tugging.
~Diane Loomans, from "If I Had My Child To Raise Over Again"

Ma-ma does everything for the baby,
who responds by saying Da-da first.
~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

Children are natural mimics who act like their parents
despite every effort to teach them good manners.
~Author Unknown

A child, like your stomach, doesn't need all you can afford to give it.
~Frank A. Clark

Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
~Fran Lebowitz, Social Studies

Friday, August 11, 2006

Beer Vs Water

Beer Vs Water

WATER_...... It has been scientifically proven that if we drink 1 liter of water each day, at the end of the year we would have absorbed more than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli bacteria found in feces. In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop!

However, we do not run that risk when drinking beer because alcohol has to go through a distillation process of boiling, filtering and fermenting.

WATER = Poop

Free yourself of Poop, drink BEER!!!

It is better to drink beer and talk shit than to drink water and be full of shit.

There is no need to thank me for this valuable information;
I am doing it as a public service.

Ah Bengs! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 10, 2006

10 Commandments for the Over-50s

1. Act and behave your age

Face and accept the reality of getting old, its consequences, and the limitations which growing old brings. Quit fooling yourself by trying to look like you were in your youth.

2. Move on

Focus on enjoying people and not on indulging in/or accumulating material things. Enjoy life and meet new people. Do the things you have always wanted to do but was unable to do so. Follow your dream and your hearts' desire.

3. Plan to spend whatever you have saved

You deserve to enjoy it and the few healthy years you have left. Travel if you can afford it. Don't leave anything for your children or loved ones to quarrel about. By leaving anything, you may cause even more trouble when you are gone.

4. Live in the present

Live in the here and now, not in the yesterdays and tomorrows. It is only today that you can handle. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow may not even happen.

5. Spoil your grandchildren

Enjoy and spoil your grandchildren (if you are blessed with any) but don't be their full-time baby sitter. You have no moral obligation to take care of them. Don't have any guilt feelings about refusing to babysit anyone's kids, including your own grandkids. Your parental obligation is to your children. After you have raised them into responsible adults, your duties of childrearing and babysitting are finished. Let your children raise their own offspring.

6. Accept your health

Enjoy whatever your health can allow. Accept your physical weakness, sickness, limitations and other physical pains. It is a part of the ageing process.

7. Retire

Enjoy what you are and what you have right now. Stop working hard for what you do not have. If you do not have them, it's probably too late.

8. Love yourself

Accept yourself for what and who you are. People, who truly love you, love you for yourself and not for what you have or for what you can give them. Anyone who loves you for what you have will just give you misery.

9. Forgive and forget

Forgive and forget all those who have wronged you. Forgive yourself and others. Forget the slights, hurts, and misfortunes of yesterday. Look towards the future. Enjoy peace of mind and soul.

10. Befriend death

Don't be afraid of death. It's a natural part of the cycle of life. Death is the beginning of a new and better life. So, prepare yourself not for death but for a new life.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Golf is better than Sex! Posted by Picasa

Top Ten Reasons Why Golf Is Better Than Sex

Top Ten Reasons Why Golf Is Better Than Sex

#10 A below-par performance is considered damn good.
#9 You can stop in the middle and have a cheeseburger and a couple of beers.
#8 It's much easier to find the sweet spot.
#7 Foursomes are encouraged.
#6 You can still make money doing it as a senior.
#5 Three times a day is possible.
#4 Your partner doesn't hire a lawyer if you do it with someone else.
#3 If you live in Florida, you can do it almost every day.
#2 You don't have to cuddle with your partner when you're finished.
And the
#1 reason why golf is better than sex
…...If your equipment gets old and rusty, you can replace it.