Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

PEOM * Time Tested Beauty Tips

Wonderful Peom by humorist and journalist Sam Levenson,
that was originally written for his grandchild.
The lengendary Audrey Hepburn loved it so much she made it her mantra,
including it in many of her lectures and talks as a UNICEF Ambassador.
The poem has since become more popularly known as
Audrey Hepburn's Secret to Great Beauty,
obviously reflecting how much she embodied the simple philosophies found within.
Time Tested Beauty Tips
For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone.
People, even more than things,
have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed;
never throw out anybody.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand,
you'll find one at the end of your arm.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands,
one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
The beauty in a woman is not in the clothes she wears,
the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes,
because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,
but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows,
and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The NEW + the OLD MINIs!


the NEW + the OLD

the OLD!

the NEW!

the OLD with the NEW
the NEW with the OLD!

Friday, April 18, 2008

The Seven Mistakes Leaders Make

The Seven Mistakes Leaders Make

What leaders in corporations, educational institutions and government organizations need to know.

By Joanne Sujansky, Ph.D.

Leading a firm to success in today's marketplace is difficult. An uncertain economy and unpredictable market changes make many employees uncertain of what to do.

When leaders fail them, they either jump ship or stay on board, floundering and performing at reduced levels.

There are seven mistakes that leaders in corporations, educational institutions and government organizations typically make:


Leaders develop a following by developing trust. When trust doesn't exist, employees look for someone else to follow, inside or outside the organization. Trust is based on integrity. It's all about being honest, keeping promises, being fair. Leaders are judged by what they do everyday. Lose trust ? you lose your followers.


You need to share the organizational vision and goals so employees understand the big picture. Realize that team members want to know where the organization is going and how that direction impacts their personal objectives. As events and circumstances change, communicate that to them as well. The more you reveal to employees the more leadership they'll feel they have. Help them to vividly see the future.


Each employee needs clear focus, especially during uncertain times. When employees see the economy turn sour or cutbacks occur, they naturally fear any change that could impact their own future. To keep those fears from surfacing, continually communicate with your employees and state your expectations of them. Tell them what you want, what they did right, what you expect of them and how you measure their progress.


You must demonstrate the behaviors that you want from others. When you take a leadership role, you actually lose some rights ? the right to let your performance decline, the right to blame someone or something else. There is no break time, it's 24/7 for showing others the way you wish them to be.


When we reach out to others to achieve mutually desired results, we are partnering. Leaders must lead the way by partnering with other organizational leaders, employees, vendors, etc. Each person brings a unique set of skills and experiences to the partnering process. Leaders must think and talk in terms of "we," involving others in decisions that affect them and the business whenever possible.


Leaders need to behave in a way that makes the "keepers" want to stay. Top talent wants to be recognized and praised for contribution. High achievers want some "room," some authority to do what they know needs to be done. They also want to be growing themselves while working with you to grow the company. Hold them back and they'll go elsewhere.


The pressures of the day-to-day are felt by everyone. Leaders must find multiple opportunities to acknowledge individual and team accomplishments. Impromptu parties, award dinners and staff meetings are all ways to stop, say thanks and encourage further success.


Leaders need to avoid these seven mistakes or pitfalls. Today's employees have high standards for their leaders. They want to know what to expect, where the company is going and how they fit into the big picture.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

My Birthday * 13 April 2008

BBQ Dinner Party at Ipoh Family Home

family members with dinner guests

More dinner guests

children singing happy birthday song

blowing the candles!

cake cutting

Sean wants to eat the cake lah!

all in the family!

great birthday presents too! my new apron?

hanging corals made by Si Siew

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

New Dicionary!


Adventurous...................Slept with all your friends
Athletic............................No boobs
Average looking..............Ugly
Beautiful..........................Pathological liar
Contagious Smile............Does a lot of pills
Emotionally secure.........On medication
Free spirit........................Junkie
Friendship first...............Former slut
New Age...........................Body hair in the wrong places
Outgoing...........................Loud and Embarrassing
Passionate........................Sloppy drunk
Voluptuous........................Very Fat
Large frame......................Hugely Fat
Wants Soul mate..............Stalker


1. Yes = No
2. No = Yes
3. Maybe = No
4. We need = I want
5. I am sorry = you'll be sorry
6. We need to talk = you're in trouble
7. Sure, go ahead = you better not
8. Do what you want = you will pay for this later
9. I am not upset = of course I am upset, you moron!
10. You're very attentive tonight = is sex all you ever think about?


1. I am hungry = I am hungry
2. I am sleepy = I am sleepy
3. I am tired = I am tired
4. Nice dress = Nice cleavage!
5. I love you = let's have sex now
6. I am bored = Do you want to have sex?
7. May I have this dance? = I'd like to have sex with you
8. Can I call you sometime? = I'd like to have sex with you
9. Do you want to go to a movie? = I'd like to have sex with you
10. Can I take you out to dinner? = I'd like to have sex with you
11. Those shoes don't go with that outfit = I'm gay

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Great Quotes!

We teach some by what we say
we teach some more by what we do
But we teach most by what we are.


You don't get to choose how you are going to die, or when,
but, you can decide how you are going to live,
here and now.


people will forget what you said ...
people will forget what you did ...
But people will never forget how you made them feel....


'You Have to Learn Lessons Also from Others Mistakes
because you will Not Get Time to Do All the Mistakes on Your Own'

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Five Things Happy People Do!

Five Things Happy People Do

Experts reveal the secrets of happy people.

By Gabrielle LeBlanc

From O, The Oprah Magazine, March 2008

Many of the new studies reaffirm time-honored wisdom ('Do what you love,' 'To thine own self be true'), there are also a number of fresh twists and insights.
Leading experts were canvassed on what happy people have in common—and why it's worth trying to become one of them:

They find their most golden self. Eudaimonia VS Hedonia

Researchers now believe that eudaimonic well-being may be more important. Cobbled from the Greek eu ('good') and daimon ('spirit' or 'deity'), eudaimonia means striving toward excellence based on one's unique talents and potential.

The effort to know and realize one's most golden self—'personal growth,' is now the central concept of eudaimonia, which has also come to include continually taking on new challenges and fulfilling one's sense of purpose in life.

'Eudaimonic well-being is much more robust and satisfying than hedonic happiness, and it engages different parts of the brain,' says Richard J. Davidson, PhD, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 'The positive emotion accompanying thoughts that are directed toward meaningful goals is one of the most enduring components of well-being.'

They design their lives to bring in joy.

It may seem obvious, but 'people don't devote enough time to thinking seriously about how they spend their life and how much of it they actually enjoy,' says David Schkade, PhD, a psychologist and professor of management at the University of California, San Diego.

Analyzing one's life isn't necessarily easy and may require questioning long-held assumptions. A high-powered career might, in fact, turn out to be unfulfilling; a committed relationship once longed for could end up being irritating with all the compromising that comes with having a partner. Dreams can be hard to abandon, even when they've turned sour.Fortunately, changes don't have to be big ones to tip the joy in your favor.

Taking action is key.

They avoid 'if only' fantasies.

If only I get a better job…find a man…lose the weight…life will be perfect. Happy people don't buy into this kind of thinking.The latest research shows that we're surprisingly bad at predicting what will make us happy. People also tend to misjudge their contentment when zeroing in on a single aspect of their lives—it's called the focusing illusion.

The other argument against 'if only' fantasies has to do with 'hedonic adaptation'—the brain's natural dimming effect, which guarantees that a new house won't generate the same pleasure a year after its purchase.

Happy people are wise to this, which is why they keep their lives full of novelty, even if it's just trying a new activity.

They put best friends first.

It's no surprise that social engagement is one of the most important contributors to happiness. What's news is that the nature of the relationship counts. Compared with dashing around chatting with acquaintances, you get more joy from spending longer periods of time with a close friend, according to research by Meliksah Demir, PhD, assistant professor of psychology at Northern Arizona University.

One of the most essential pleasures of close friendship, Demir found, is simple companionship, 'just hanging out'.

They allow themselves to be happy.

As much as we all think we want it, many of us are convinced, deep down, that it's wrong to be happy (or too happy). Whether the belief comes from religion, culture, or the family you were raised in, it usually leaves you feeling guilty if you're having fun.'Some people would say you shouldn't strive for personal happiness until you've taken care of everyone in the world who is starving or doesn't have adequate medical care,' says Howard Cutler, MD, who co-authored The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World with the Dalai Lama. 'The Dalai Lama believes you should pursue both simultaneously.

So, for any die-hard pessimist who still needs persuading, just think of how much more you can help the world if you allow a little happiness into your life.

Gabrielle LeBlanc is a writer and neuroscientist in Washington, D.C.

By Gabrielle LeBlanc from O, The Oprah Magazine, March 2008 ©

What an Adventure Travel for a Malaysian!?

George Lo was thinking of take the "Bukima" Tour in New Zealand!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

The Value of a Drink!

The Value of a Drink

'Sometimes when I reflect back on all the wine I drinkI feel shame.
Then I look into the glass and thinkabout the workers in the vineyards and all of their hopes and dreams .
If I didn't drink this wine, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered.
Then I say to myself,
'It is better that I drink this wine and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.'~ Jack Handy
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may leave you wondering
what the hell happened to your bra and panties.
'I feel sorry for people who don't drink.
When theywake up in the morning, that's as good as they'regoing to feel all day. '
~Frank Sinatra
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may create the illusion that you are tougher,
smarter, faster and better looking than most people.
'When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.'
~Henny Youngman
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may lead you to think people are laughing WITH you.
'24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not.'
~Stephen Wright
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause you to think you can sing.
'When we drink, we get drunk.
When we get drunk, we fall asleep.
When we fall asleep, we commit no sin.
When we commit no sin, we go to heaven.
So, let's allget drunk and go to heaven!'
~ Brian O'Rourke
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause pregnancy.
'Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.'
~Benjamin Franklin
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol is a major factor in dancing like a retard.
'Without question, the greatest invention in thehistory of mankind is beer.
Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention,
but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.'
~Dave Barry
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause you to tell your friends
over and over again that you love them.
To some ! it's a six-pack, to me it's a Support Group.
Salvation in a can!
~Dave Howell
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you can logically converse
with members of the opposite sex without spitting.
And saving the best for last, as explained by Cliff Clavin, of Cheers.
One afternoon at Cheers, Cliff Clavin was explaining the BuffaloTheory to his buddy Norm.
Here's how it went:
'Well ya see, Norm, it's like this...
A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo.
And when the herd is hunted,
it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first.
This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole,
because the general speed and health of the whole group
keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.
In much the same way,
the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells.
Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells.
But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first.
In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells,
making the brain a faster and more efficient machine.
That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers.'
WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you are whispering!
when you are not!