Monday, September 29, 2008

Just Joking in Singapore Schools...

Teacher: Ah Kau, if your father has $10 and you ask him for $6, how much would your father still have?
Ah Kau: $10.
Teacher: You don't know Maths.
Ah Kau: You don't know my father la!

Mother: David, come here.
David: Yes, mum.
Mother: You really disappoint me. Your results are getting worse.
David: But but but....I will only get my report card tomorrow ???
Mother: I know that, but I'm going Hong Kong tomorrow so I'm scolding you now.

Father: Why did you fail your Mathematics Test?
Son: On Monday, teacher said 3 + 5 = 8
Father: So?
Son: On Tuesday, she said 4 + 4 = 8. On Wednesday, she said 6 + 2 = 8. If she can't make up her mind, how I know the right answer one ???

Girl: Do you love me?
Boy: Yes Dear.
Girl: Would you die for me?
Boy: No la, mine is undying love only !!!

Man: How old is your father?
Boy: Same as me la.
Man: How can that be?
Boy: He only became a father when I born lo !!!

Teacher: Simon, your composition on 'My Dog' is exactly the same as your brother's. Did you copy his?
Simon: No la, teacher. It's the same dog!

Father: Your teacher says she finds it impossible to teach you anything!
Son: That's why I tell you she's no good!

Teacher: Where were you born?
Student: Singapore , Sir.
Teacher: Which part?
Student: All of me ma....

A boy came home from school with his exam results.'What did you get?' asked his father.'My marks are under water,' said the boy.'What do you mean 'under water'?''They are all below 'C' (sea) level !'

Birthday Date & Meanings

Is your birthday day 1 of the month?
Your Life
You are very curious and dedicative. When you are interested in something,everything else has to wait. This is your quality. But if you learn to Bemore patient and complete what you have started, you will be successful in life.

Your Love
You believe in love at first sight. You won't wait to learn more about the person. Vise versa, people who fail to impress you will hardly get a chanceto be your friend. Your emotion is on the extreme. You can only love or hate, nothing in between and this often shows in your expression. Try not to end a relationship in a quarrel.


Is your birthday day 2 of the month?
Your Life
You have great common sense but usually fail to follow through. This mighthappens because you are too busy with your mission and shut yourself fromthe outside world. You are clever and profound so there's a slight chance for self-control problem.

Your Love
Your love progress slowly, and quietly. You seem to be contented with yourunrequited love. Your are a romantic and loyal lover.


Is your birthday day 3 of the month?

Your Life
Although you are innocent and romantic but your expression often mislead others that you are an active, fun loving kid. Because of your double personality, it's hard for others to really know the real you. You arecareful and patient.

Your Love
Your love is the greatest which often surprises others. No one can bring you to light when you are in love. Your confidence might lead you to the track your parents disagree.


Is your birthday day 4 of the month?

Your Life
You usually think before acting which makes your life quite easy. But youoften are the one who give yourself a hard time by being paranoid. People might not truly understand you but you are really nice to be around. You arecheerful and friendly.

Your Love
Still water runs deep, that's what you are. You always surprise others withyour new character when you are in love. Your love trap often comesunexpectedly and your love life is full of surprises.


Is your birthday day 5 of the month?

Your Life
Although you are on the quiet side, but you enjoy excitement and changes. Routine is something you cannot stand. Because of your extreme confidence,you hardly ask others for opinion. You believe in leading your own life, and you have got the gift in doing so.

Your Love
Nothing can stop you from making progress in your love life. Once you are inlove, you feel the ownership of your lover. A third party can only makes your jealousy becomes worse.


Is your birthday day 6 of the month?

Your Life
You are generous with people in need, sometimes to an extreme that peoplefind you nosey. Your hidden courage and dedication often surprise others.Your imagination is extremely unique.

Your Love
Your love life is on the smooth track because it grows from friendship.Although you may not make a sweet lover but your sincerity bring happiness to your couple.


Is your birthday day 7 of the month?

Your Life
You are sensitive to changes around you but your feeling is hardly expressed. You hate exaggerations. Under your quiet personality, you are rather stubborn and self-centered. These qualities are the force behind your extreme persistence.

Your Love
You have enormous courage to please your lover. Your relationship often progress quickly.


Is your birthday day 8 of the month?

Your Life
You have pleasant and friendly personality. People look you to your wit and imagination. You are unpredictable and hardly complete what you started, which sometimes create negative impact to people around you.

Your Love
Falling in love becomes your routine. Most of the time you are lucky. You fascinate people with good taste but you never have enough with one. Although your love progresses very fast, it never lasts.


Is your birthday day 9 of the month?

Your Life
You often have problem in promoting yourself, just because you don't know how to express your true self. On the other hand, you don't really care what they think. This is why people misunderstand you until they really get a chance to learn about your pleasant personality. Opposite sex find you mysterious and worth searching. Your wit is remarkable but sometimes you are too fast to follow.

Your Love
You won't reveal your feeling even after dreaming about the same guy over and over. Your first love lasts forever. You are responsible to the feeling of your lover. The chance to betray your lover is none. You have luck with children. You Will be Happy Always with your Love Marraige.


Is your birthday day 10 of the month?

Your Life
You are very capable. If you are a woman, you have high chance to be a renowned workingwoman. If you are a man, your path to fame and honor is near. As an innovator, you are not a good follower. You are good in implementing your imagination and share it with others. You are always well dressed.

Your Love
You often lose your love ones from being too jealous. You always feel like you own the person you fall in love with and that often blows your relationship.


Is your birthday day 11 of the month?

Your Life
You are gracious, elegant and prudent. People admire your qualities and some even become jealous of you. You are realistic, flexible and adaptable. You are remarkably kind and moral person.

Your Love
You are willing to sacrifice yourself for the one you love. Your lover will always have your gentleness, care and loyalty. You will always be happy to hand around the one you love.


Is your birthday day 12 of the month?

Your Life
You are friendly, humorous and full of energy. You are open-minded and do not care for minor details. Your weak point is your hot temper.

Your Love
You are willing to start off in one-sided love affairs because you strongly believe that you will eventually win his/her heart. On the other hand, once you are together, you always want to do things your way, which is often the fire starter. You usually run in and out of love quickly.


Is your birthday day 13 of the month?

Your Life
You are sincere and easy going. Flattering and charming around are not your style. You care so much for freedom that often leads you to the difficult path. Because of your sincerity, most people find you easy to be around although you are sometimes too straightforward.

Your Love
Your gentleness, care and sincerity make you an attractive person. Eventhough you don't intend to be charming, but you naturally are, epecially in the eyes of opposite sex.


Is your birthday day 14 of the month?

Your Life
You are so confident that sometimes you forget about the people around you. If you have to be in one of the two teams, you will choose to be in the winning team. On the other hand, you are kind and caring but above all, you care for your own benefits. Your imagination is unique and often gets implemented shortly after it comes across.

Your Love
You will not get soft with the one you don't really like, no matter how hard he/she tries. But once you feel for someone you have chosen, there's no getting back.


Is your birthday day 15 of the month?

Your Life
You are outgoing and love to be at the center of attention. From the outside, you may seem flashy, flirty, and tricky but your true self is strong, full of hope to be the leader. When you fail to convince someone, you will get frustrated, and perhaps let your temper shows.

Your Love
You are emotional. Many can win your heart at once, but not for long. This is why you hardly win a decent relationship.


Is your birthday day 16 of the month?

Your Life
You always follow the good and the right instead of listening to your heart. Another word, you are a perfectionist. You care for every word people say about you. You often seen isolated while you are, by nature, curious and a dreamer who is ready to get over the edge to make your dream comes true.

Your Love
You often fall in love with a person who is much different from you, in ageand other aspects. Your relationship grows on friendship. Love at fist sight is not your style.


Is your birthday day 17 of the month?

Your Life
You neither want to be interfered nor have the desire to mess with others' life. But you are friendly and occasionally a party animal. You are always in a circle of friends. You often do things in your own way that occasionally go beyond the acceptable limit. People may find you childish and not very attractive in that sense.

Your Love
Your fun-loving character attracts opposite sex. Many of those are great. You often find yourself trapped among a few great guys while you have to choose only one.


Is your birthday day 18 of the month?

Your Life
At first glance, people think you are quiet type of person. Actually you are cheerful, but conditionally. You will show your joyful character only in good mood. One the other hand, when you are moody, no one would dare to be around. Because of your emotion fluctuation and frank character, some find you hard to be around.

Your Love
You hardly show your feeling towards opposite sex no matter how much you like him/her. Your partner also has similar character so your love affairs often take quite a while to flourish. Time tells it all. Your sincerity makes you very attractive.


Is your birthday day 19 of the month?

Your Life
You are great in managing everything in your life and this is how you gain respect from others. Because of this quality, you sometimes feel that you are better than the rest. Extreme confidence might lead you to the wrong path. You are a free bird and want to lead your own life.

Your Love
You love life is rather different from others. When you are in love, nothing can stop you. You may often fight with your partner but, soon after that, you will make up in a way that surprises others.


Is your birthday day 20 of the month?

Your Life
You are prudent, circumspect and take things seriously. Before you make any move, you will think of a few alternatives that might take a while. You are patient, imaginative and target oriented. You value friendship more than anything else.

Your Love
You usually study your partner carefully before making any move. You never demand anything beyond the natural quality of that person. Your sincerity doesn't bring excitement in your love life but it brings deeply grown relationship.


Is your birthday day 21 of the month?

Your Life
You are curious and a true follower. You can please someone so much that it seem like you are trying to charm that person. You hide your disagreement under your smiling face. This is a charming quality of yours.

Your Love
You are quite unlucky in love. You are loved by someone you don't like while your dream man is so far away. Your love life is occasionally under turbulence. Sometimes you don't have the clear view of the guy in your heart.


Is your birthday day 22 of the month?

Your Life
You have the boss character, but not a leader. Most people look up to you for your capability and confidence although they find you quite stubborn. You should listen more to others. You are a unique and charming individual.

Your Love
You hardly take the moderate track. You either love or hate someone. Whom you call friends are the chosen ones. If any of them betray you, you won't let them get away without having hard time.


Is your birthday day 23 of the month?

Your Life
You never live your life in the way others want you to. You are an independent individual who loves challenges and excitement. You are ready to face with the result of your decision. You are usually the one your friends count on.

Your Love
Because you love excitements, you occasionally get involved in forbidden love affairs. You may fall in love with a married person and no one can stop you from making progress. You are very charming, although you might not realize it.


Is your birthday day 24 of the month?

Your Life
You are very optimistic and that's why you always enjoy life. You are gifted in entertaining others. Your friends love and trust you. You'll be the first they come to when they are in need of someone to speak their heart out.

Your Love
Sometimes you fall in love just because you want to be in love, not that you really like that person. You always be seen as a sweet couple but you can't really get over your love ones from past. Your partner is usually crazy about you because you are remarkably charming and romantic.

Is your birthday day 25 of the month?

Your Life
You are a warrior. No obstacle can stop you from reaching your goal. You always keep yourself busy. This quality plus your responsibility will eventually bring you success.

Your Love
You adore your partner as the number one priority. You value your love one more than yourself. Your love is the greatest of all and your have potential to get married young.


Is your birthday day 26 of the month?

Your Life
You are always curious and responsive to changes. Routine life is not the way you choose to live. Travelling is your favorite hobby because excitement is what you are after.

Your Love
You will not stand being around the one you dislike. Your love comes and goes quickly. You can be deeply in love but soon after you will be looking around for the next one.


Is your birthday day 27 of the month?

Your Life
You are sensitive and vulnerable. Tears often run down your cheeks even when the matter is not that bad. This might be the result from being to pessimistic. You might seem cold on the shell, but your inner self is a kind loving person.

Your Love
You will be elegantly dressed, no matter how casually dressed your date may be. You are emanding in love and sometimes to an unacceptable extend.


Is your birthday day 28 of the month?

Your Life
You are a capable person but you usually underestimate your own ability. This is the cause of missing numbers of opportunity to step forward. If you try to give yourself a chance, you can be successful in life. Try to see things on the bright side and you will be happier than ever.

Your Love
You are quite unlucky in love. The one in your arm is not the one in your heart. Your love has so many ups and downs. You often chicken out before seeing any progress in love.


Is your birthday day 29 of the month?

Your Life
You can trust your sixth sense. Life is exciting so routine job is not your interest. You have great ideas and fantastic imagination. You often feel tired of things and people around you.

Your Love
You can tell what's in the mind of another person just from looking into his/her eyes. You are paranoid and jealous and these are the cause of fights between you and your lover. Sometimes the thing you believe in is just your imagination.


Is your birthday day 30 of the month?

Your Life
You are always surrounded by a circle of friends. You are friendly and fun to be with. Though you occasionally disappoint them by being stubborn, but over all, they love your qualities.

Your Love
You want to have full control of your love and that's not a nice way to treat your partner. You take your time in saying yes to his wedding proposal or if you are a man, you will not propose anyone until you are certainly confident which might take ages.


Is your birthday day 31 of the month?

Your Life
Your emotion is hard to predict. You can be sad this minute and happy in the next. People might find it difficult to follow your emotion and understand you. You tend to take things seriously.
Your Love
You take your time to study a person before falling in love. Once you decide that he or she is the one, no one can stop you from making progress, even your partner.

No More Punctuation

IN the Seventies, in its Manual for Civil Service Typists, the British Civil Service recommended the omission of full-stops marking abbreviations and all non-essential commas outside the body of a letter – from the date, the inside name and address, and after the salutation and the complimentary closure.

This gave rise to a modern style of letter-writing, and this information has been disseminated to the teaching of letter-writing in Britain, Australia, New Zealand and several other Common-Wealth countries. What about Malaysia?


Mr (NOT Mr. with the full-stop)



am / pm


BA / BSc / MA / Ph D



Miss Joanne Kam
8 Jalan Lembu
Bukit Putra
31360 Sekandang

Letters – salutations and complimentary closures.

Dear Sam (NOT Dear Sam, with the comma)

Dear Sir

Yours sincerely (NOT Yours sincerely, with the comma)

Yours truly

I think Malaysian students should be taught this modern style of letter–writing, too. It has been more than 30 years overdue.

People can make judgements about you not only from what you say in your letters but from the way you say it: this includes the way you set out the letter and address the envelope.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Genting Cable Fall Down - 8 Apr 2008

Joke: Stick It If You Please

A man goes to a restaurant and orders a chicken dish. By the time the food is ready and he is about to eat, the waiter comes back and says, "Sir, I'm afraid there has been a mistake. You see, the Local Gangster Chief who is sitting at the next table is a regular customer of ours and he usually orders the same dish. The problem is, this is the last chicken in the house. I'm afraid I'll have to take this dish to him and arrange for another dish for you!"

The guy gets really upset and refuses to give up his food. The waiter walks over to the other table and explains the situation to the gangster. A few minutes later the gangster walks over to the man's table and says, "Listen and listen good. That is MY chicken you are about to eat and I'll warn you, whatever you do to that chicken I'll do the same to you. You pull out one of its legs, I'll pull out one of yours. You break one of its wings, I'll break one of your arms!"

The man calmly looks at the chicken, then sticks his middle finger in the bird's rectum, pulls it out and licks it. He then gets up, drops his pants, bends over and says, "Your turn!!"

Joke: Husband & Wife

Husband & Wife - Same Service

A husband visited a marriage counselor and said, "When we were first married, I would come home from the office, my wife would bring my slippers and our cute little dog would run around barking. Now after ten years it's all different, I come home, the dog brings the slippers and my wife runs around barking." "Why complain?" said the counselor. " You're still getting the same service !"

Husband & Wife - Why ?

" Dad, I was away for a week. Yesterday I sent a fax to my wife I'd be home that night, and when I got into my room I found my wife in another man's arms. " Why, Dad ? Tell me why!" Dad kept silent for a few minutes, then coolly said, " Maybe, Son, she didn't get the fax ."

Husband & Wife - Love To Do

A wife, one evening, drew her husband's attention to the couple next door and said, "Do you see that couple? How devoted they are? He kisses her every time they meet. Why don't you do that?" "I would love to." Replied the husband. " But I don't know her well enough ."

Husband & Wife - Problem Father

"You looked troubled," I told my friend, "what's your problem?" He replied, "I'm going to be a father." "But that's wonderful," I said. "What's wonderful? My wife doesn't know about it yet.



1. 在干净的床上裸睡
3. 生理期不吃巧克力,因为会加重痛经
4. 经期只穿无钢圈内衣
5. 养成记录生理周期的习惯
6. 通过运动而非调整型内衣来塑造曲线
7. 不翘二郎腿,以免压迫神经
8.ML 后去一次洗手间
9. 贴身衣物要干洗
10. 拉风的丁字裤不适宜日常穿着
11. 不穿标有 " 免烫 " 标识的衣服
12. 丝巾扎得过紧会导致头晕
13. 去年的衣服要进行曝晒后才可以穿
14. 如非必要,不使用卫生护垫
15. 定期检查化妆品的保质期
16. 洗浴后一小时再化妆
17. 每周只用一次清洗液,用温水清洁私密部位
18. 即使爱美,也不要在耳朵上部的外缘软骨部位穿耳洞
19. 染发频率控制在半年一次
20. 了解自己的家庭病史,特别是母亲和外婆的病史


21. 每天踏进办公室,先将窗户打开透气,再坐下来工作
22. 如果一天要接听 5 小时电话,使用无线耳机
23. 复印文件时,与复印机保持至少一米
24. 只在非常必要时才使用滴眼液
25. 不趴在办公桌上午睡
26. 该午休的时候不玩电脑游戏
27. 在办公室为自己准备小靠垫,放在腰部
28. 从不戴着眼镜接听手机
29. 别让电脑包围你,它的侧、背面辐射更凶
30. 不要将笔记本电脑放在膝上使用
31. 在办公桌上养一盆仙人掌,帮助吸收辐射
32. 阅读完报纸后,记得清洗掉沾在手上的油墨
33. 每 30 分钟伸一次懒腰
34. 办公室地毯定期清洗杀虫
35. 用完电脑后要清洁面部及手部,清除辐射微尘
36. 下班时将洗净的水杯倒扣在办公桌上
37. 单肩的短带挎包会加重肩周炎症状
38. 公文包时的口红与签字笔分格存放
39. 每天保证有 2 小时以上的时间,让脚从高跟鞋时解放出来
40. 每周晚过 22 : 00 的加班不超过一次


41. 浴室保持干燥,防止霉菌滋生
42. 沐浴不超过 10 分钟
43. 不要坐在马桶上看报纸
44. 用温水刷牙,同时刷刷舌头
45. 用冷热水交替洗脸
46. 不用塑料器皿盛装热水
47. 定期清理冰箱
48. 微波炉在工作时,请离开厨房
49. 使用抽油烟机
50. 晚餐时关掉电视机
51. 尽量避免使用厚绒布窗帘
52. 杀虫剂和清洁剂要放在远离起居场所的储物间
53. 用天然的花香或果香代替芳香剂
54. 和宠物嬉戏完要认真洗手
55. 冬天居室里的加湿器使用纯净水
56. 不要贪图方便将电脑带进卧室
57. 不要把手机放在枕边充当闹钟
58. 别在临睡前服药,安眠药也要提前半小时服用
59. 头发没干时, 别急着入睡
60. 卧室的房间要用柔和色彩


61. 在牛奶和豆浆之间,选择后者
62. 觉得还可以再吃半碗饭时,离开餐桌
63. 如果身体不感到饥渴,每天只需饮用 4 杯水
64. 多喝酸奶
65. 无论什么原因,都别抽烟
66. 在食谱里添加杂粮和蔬菜
67. 饮绿茶胜过红茶
68. 重视早餐多过晚餐
69. 控制盐的用量
70. 起床后先刷牙,再喝水
71. 经常嚼口香糖
72. 一早一晚,两个苹果可以有效改善便秘
73. 纯素食可能导致荷尔蒙分泌异常,造成不孕
74. 每周至少吃一次鱼
75. 远离可乐等碳酸饮料
76. 不喝久煮的火锅汤
77. 没有果汁牛奶这回事,它们是天生的冤家
78. 饭前吃水果胜过饭后
79. 睡前可以来一杯红葡萄酒
80. 喝咖啡可能引起女性骨质疏松


81. 多享受早晨 8 - 9 点的阳光
82. 跑步、骑脚踏车等运动可以保持优美的腿部线条
83. 热水泡脚可有效预防静脉曲张
84. 精神极度疲倦时并不适宜以运动减压,休息更重要
85. 冬季少做户外运动
86.10 层以下,不乘坐电梯
87. 每三个月改变一次你的健身菜单
88. 每天运动半小时,而非周末运动 3 小时
89. 运动前先卸妆
90. 边看电视边做柔软体操
91. 在游泳池里一定要戴上泳帽和泳镜
92. 经常散步
93. 午休也是健身的好时间,不一定非等到晚上
94. 光脚穿运动鞋固然舒服,却对健康不利
95. 睡半硬的床铺更有利于颈椎健康
96. 去正规的医院而非美容院接受按摩
97. 非运动状态下不喝功能性饮料
98. 运动后休息半小时再入浴
99. 不在过吵的健身房中锻炼
100. 正确的姿势比专程去健身更有效

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Health Alert : Milk Products from China

Milk Products that are recalled from shelves in Singapore

- M & M chocolate and Snickers,
- Mento's yogurt bottle,
- Dove choc,
- Oreo wafer sticks,
- Monmilk,
- Ddutchlady sterilised milk,
- Wall's all natural mango,
- Mini poppers ice cream,
- Magnum ice cream,
- Moo sandwich ice cream,
- Mini cornetto
- Youcan ice cream
- Rabbit sweets (大白兔奶糖)

香港检测的 不合榮名单 (Not qualified list)

Manufacturer’s name & address

1 . KLIM Instant Full Cream Milk Powder (1.8 kg)
克寧即溶奶粉 ( 淨重 : 1.8 千克 )
Manufacturer: Nestle Shuangcheng Ltd.
Address: Friendship Road , Shuangcheng City , Heilongjiang Province, PRC

2. Nestle Carnation Calcium Plus Non Fat Milk Powder (1.6 kg)
三花高鈣脫脂奶粉 ( 淨重 : 1600 克 )
Manufacturer: Nestle Shuangcheng Ltd.
Address: Friendship Road , Shuangcheng City , Heilongjiang Province, PRC

3. Nespray
雀巢兒童奶粉 3 + 以上 ( 淨重 : 900 克 )
Manufacturer: Nestle Shuangcheng Ltd
Address: Nestle Shuangcheng Ltd., PRC

4. Nestle Dairy Farm Pure Milk
雀巢牛奶公司純牛奶 ( 淨容量 : 1 升 )
Manufacturer: Nestle Qingdao Ltd.
Address: Weihai Xi Lu, Laixi City , Qingdao , P.R. China

5. Mengniu Pure Milk
蒙牛純牛奶 ( 淨體積 : 250 毫升 )
Manufacturer: 國內蒙古蒙牛乳楦shy; ( 集團 ) 股份有限公司
Address: 國內蒙古呼和浩特市和林榮爾盛樂經濟園區

6. Monmilk Breakfast Milk Walnut Milk Beverage
蒙牛早餐奶榮桃奶類飲品 ( 淨體積 : 250 毫升 )
Manufacturer: 國內蒙古蒙牛乳楦shy; ( 集團 ) 股份有限公司
Address: 國內蒙古呼和浩特市和林榮bsp;?爾盛樂經濟園區

7. Monmilk Suan Suan Ru Sour Milk Beverage (Mango Flavour)
蒙牛酸酸乳酸味奶類飲品 ( 芒果味 ) ( 淨體積 : 250 毫升 )
Manufacturer: 國內蒙古蒙牛乳楦shy; ( 集團 ) 股份有限公司

8. Monmilk Milk Deluxe Pure Milk
蒙牛特侖蘇純牛奶 ( 淨體積 : 250 毫升 )
Manufacturer: 國內蒙古蒙牛乳楦shy; ( 集團 ) 股份有限公司
Address: 國內蒙古呼和浩特市和林榮bsp;?爾盛樂經濟園區

9. Yili High Calcium Low Fat Milk Beverage
伊利高鈣低脂奶類飲品 ( 淨體積 : 250 毫升 )
Manufacturer: 內蒙古伊利實楦shy;集團股份有限公司
Address: 國內蒙古呼和浩特市金川開發區金三道 2 號

10. Dutch Lady Pure Milk
妳母純牛奶 ( 淨容量 : 1 公升 )
Manufacturer: Tianjian Dutch Lady Dairy Foods Co., Ltd.
Address: South of Dongting Road , Hexi District, Tianjin , PRC

11. Vita Fresh Milk
綦他純鮮牛奶 ( 淨容量 : 236 毫升 )
Manufacturer: 綦他奶國際集團有限公司
Address: 國廣東省深圳市光明華僑畜牧妮bsp;?

12. Nestle Vanilla Flavour Ice Cream Cone
雀巢雲呢拿味雪糕甜禳 (8 支盒裝 )
Manufacturer: Nestle Tianjin Ltd.
Address: No.149 Nanhai Road , TEDA, Tianjin , PRC

13. Nestle Chocolate Flavour Ice Cream Cone
雀巢朱古力味雪糕甜禳 (8 支盒裝 )
Manufacturer: Nestle Tianjin Ltd
Address: No.149 Nanhai Road , TEDA, Tianjin , PRC

14. Meiji Ujikintoki (red bean and green tea frozen confection)
明治紅豆綦茶雪條 (6 支盒裝 :6 x 75 克 )
Manufacturer: Guangdong M&F- Yan Tang Dairy Products Co., Ltd
Address: Datanggang Shahe, Guangzhou , China

15. Meiji Hokkaido Azuki (red bean ice cream)
明治北海道紅豆雪糕 (6 支盒裝 :6 x 70 克 )
Manufacturer: Guangdong M&F- Yan Tang Dairy Products Co., Ltd
Address: Datanggang Shahe, Guangzhou , China

16. Trappist Dairy Low Fat Yogurt Drink
妳牌鮮乳酪低脂飲品 ( 淨容量 : 200 毫升 )
地址 : 香港元朗青山公路二十八咪半

17. Strawberry Sorbet
戀愛果實士多啤梨雪巴 ( 淨重 : 54 克 )
Manufacturer: Xincheng Greenearth Food Co., Ltd
Address: No.62 Xingjianzhai, Huazhou Road , Pudong, Shanghai , China

18. Natural Choice Milk Ice Bar
伊利牧妮香濃布丁雪條 ( 淨體積 : 85 毫升 )
Manufacturer: Shanghai Yili AB Foods Co., Ltd
Address: No. 269 Beidou Road, Minhang Zone, Shanghai P.R. of China

19. 牛奶木瓜口味飲料 (Papaya Milk Drink) (350ml) -- 尚効
Address: 台灣彰化縣員林鎮鎮興里山腳路 3 段 25 巷 72 號 )

20. 阿薩姆奶茶 (Assam Milk Tea) (350ml)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Beware: 吃杨梅当心

家住昆明市穿金路的杨女士打进本报热线电话反映:下午4时左右,她在一市 场内买了两公斤新鲜杨梅,到家后,迅速将部分杨梅泡在了盐水里,正准备食用时却发现新鲜杨梅 里居然泡出来很多小虫虫。

杨女士说,她把杨梅用水泡上后,就坐在沙发上看电视。过了一会儿,当她再次走进厨房时,眼 前的情景把她惊呆了:泡杨梅的盆子里爬满了像刚出生的小蚕一样颜色稍稍偏红的小虫虫,密密麻麻的, 看了让人心里发麻。

“这些虫是从哪里来的呢?莫非是杨梅里面的?” 满腹疑虑的她想出了一个办法———分别用几 个小盆盛上浓度不同的盐水,然后拿一个个大而鲜红并且没有泡过的杨梅放进了一个盐水浓度较 低的盆里,3分钟后,果然有七八条虫子先后从杨梅中爬出来,并拼命往水盆外面爬。随后,杨 女士又将这个杨梅放进了另一个浓度稍浓的盐水盆里,同样,过了3分钟后,仍然有四五条虫子 又从这颗杨梅中爬出来。杨女士再将这颗杨梅放进了盐度更浓的盆子中,这次,没有虫子从杨梅 里爬出来了。就这么一颗小小的杨梅里,竟然藏着10多条小虫。

然而,先前鲜红的杨梅,在3次泡过后已经泛出了白色。此后,杨女士又进行了几次同样的实 验,结果都有许多小虫从杨梅中爬出来。她告诉记者:“怪不得,以前我吃杨梅时经常会坏肚子, 原来都是这些小虫在作怪啊!看来买了杨梅后不能只用清水简单清洗。”




好了,切入正题,拿回来洗完以后,老婆叫我用盐水泡泡,说没有皮的水果要用盐水泡泡,于是就泡……, 泡了一会发现不对!杨梅上面居然有一条条的小白虫从里面钻出来……………… 恶心啊!吓死俺了,于是拿 起小刀,一条一条的清除,最后,虫子除完了,杨梅换到另外一个装盐水的碗里,原来那个碗里就剩下了 如下图的东西…………………………






Beware: Children Play Area - Ball Pits

Gotten this from a forwarded email. Wah.... so scary leh...Don't ever let your children play in the ball pit!
McDonalds, Ikea, Go Banannas, Discovery Zone... All places with ball pits in the children's play area.

One of my sons lost his watch, and was very upset. We dug and dug in those balls, trying to find his watch. Instead, we found vomit, food, faeces, and other stuff I do not want to discuss.

I went to the manager and raised hell. Come to find out, the ball pit is only cleaned out once a month.

I have doubts that it is even done that often. My kids will never play in another ball pit. Some of you might not be parents, but you may have nieces, nephews, grandchildren, or friends with children.

Hi. My name is Lauren Archer. On October 2nd, 1999 I took my only son Kevin to McDonald's for his 3rd birthday. After he finished lunch, I allowed him to play in the ball pit.

When he started whining later on, I asked him what was wrong, he pointed to the back of his pull-up and simply said "Mummy, it hurts." I couldn't find anything wrong with him at that time.

I bathed him when we got home, and it was at that point when I found a welt on his left buttock. Upon investigating, it seemed as if there was something like a splinter under the welt.

I made an appointment to see the doctor the next day, but soon he started vomiting and shaking, then his eyes rolled back into his head. From there, we went to the emergency room. He died later that night.

It turned out that the welt on his Buttock was the tip of a hypodermic needle that had broken off inside. The autopsy revealed that Kevin had died from a heroine overdose.

The next week, the police removed the balls from the ball pit. There was rotten food, several hypodermic needles: some full, some used; knives, half-eaten lollies, nappies, faeces, and the stench of urine. (You can find the article on Kevin Archer in the October 10,1999 issue of the Midland Chronicle.) Don't think it's just McDonald's either.

A little boy had been playing in a ball pit @ a Hungry Jacks & started complaining of his legs hurting. He later died too. He was found to have snake bites all over his legs & buttocks. When they cleaned the ball pit they found that there was a copperhead's nest in the ball pit. He had suffered numerous bites from a very poisonous snake.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Nice Resume

This really gave me a good laugh - laugh off the blues -- the MONDAY blues ...

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Why Women Cry?

A little boy asked his mother, "Why are you crying?" "Because I'm a woman," she told him.

"I don't understand," he said. His Mom just hugged him and said, "And you never will."

Later the little boy asked his father, "Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?"

"All women cry for no reason," was all his dad could say.

The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry.

Finally he put in a call to God. When God got on the phone, he asked, "God, why do women cry so easily?"

God said:

"When I made the woman she had to be special.

I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world, yet gentle enough to give comfort.

I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times comes from her children.

I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyone else gives up, and take care of her family through sickness and fatigue without complaining.

I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances, even when her child has hurt her very badly.

I gave her strength to carry he! r husband through his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart.

I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly.

And finally, I gave her a tear to shed. This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed."

"You see my son," said God, "the beauty of 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 in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart - the place where love resides."

Your Age In Chocolate

Don't tell me your age; you probably would tell a falsehood anyway - but the Hershey Man will know!


This is pretty neat.


It takes less than a minute. Work this out as you read ... Be sure you don't read the bottom until you've worked it out! This is not one of those waste of time things, it's fun.

1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate (more than one but less than 10)

2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)

3. Add 5

4. Multiply it by 50 -- I'll wait while you get the calculator

5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1756 ..... If you haven't, add 1755.

6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.

7. Add 2

You should have a three digit number

The first digit of this was your original number (i.e., how many times you want to have chocolate each week).

The next two numbers are YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!!!)


It is so unbelievable, isn't it ??

为什么婚戒要带在无名指上 (Why Wedding Ring Should Put on the Forth Finger?)

请照着步骤做,你会发现上天造人的奥妙 (Please follow the below step, really god make this a miracle)

(Firstly, show your palm, center finger bend and put together back to back).

(Secondly, the rest 4 fingers tips to tips).

(Games begin, follow the below arrangement, 5 finger but only 1 pair can split).


(Try to open your thumb, the thumb represent parents, it can be open cause all human does go through sick and dead. Which is our parents will leave us one day).

(Please close up your thumb, then open your second finger, the finger represent brothers and sisters, they do have their own family which is too they will leave us too).

(Now close up your second finger, open up your litter finer, this represent your children. Sooner or later they too will leave us for they got they own living to live)

(Nevertheless, close up your litter finer, try to open your further finger which we put our wedding ring, you will be surprise to find that it cannot be open at all. Because it represent husband and wife, this whole life you will be attach to each other).

(Real love will stick together ever and forever)


大姆指代表父母 (Thumb represent parents)
食指代表兄弟 (Second finger represent brothers & sisters)
中指代表自己 (Center finger represent own self)
无名指代表配偶 (Fourth finger represent your partner)
小指代表子女 (Last finger represent your children)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Your Style of Clothing Affects Your Appearance

Research show that what a person wears really does make a world of difference; and, in fact influence the people around you.

When your integrity is necessary in situations such as sales presentations, job interviews and first dates or any date, it is very important to create a "good" impression.

It will be much easier to dress appropriately and appealingly when you are aware of the types of clothes that will look good on your body.

Body shapes and clothes styles guidelines:

• No to high collared blouses as they shorten the appearance of the neck.

• No to tight, short sleeved, breast pocket tops as they detract from your figure.

• Shoes with straps will shorten the appearance of your legs.

• Your torso may be narrowed by belts, seam lines, collars and bows.

• Short necklaces will make the neck appear shorter.

• A belt or scarf hanging down toward your legs makes the legs seem longer.

• Vertical lines create the illusion of a thinner and slimmer body.

• Overall prints can hide figure problems, prints scattered too much can make you appear heavier.

• Prints located over the shoulders will make them appear wider. Wear prints on your assets, since they usually attract the eye.

Tips for petite women:

• Yes to vertical prints and slim belts.

• Yes to a slight dissimilarity in the colors.

• Yes to flowing and soft fabrics that fit your body well.

• No to overwhelming prints.

Tips for tall women:

• Yes to wider belts.

• No to tight dress or tops and skirts which are too long or too short.

Clothing guidelines for the hip heavy “triangle” women:

• Yes to vertical prints and lines

• Yes to V-neck tops.

• Yes to dresses with small shoulder pads.

• Yes to tailored suits, shirtwaist dresses and jackets with classic, straight cuts.

• No, to bulky and stiff fabrics.

• Yes to just “below the knee” skirts and dresses.

• No to pinafore skirts.

• Say no to A-line skirts.

“Top heavy” women:

• Long jackets and no shoulder pads are recommended.

• No to tops with ruffles or fancy details.

• No clingy fabrics for blouses.

• Wear dark colored tops.

• Yes to thin fabrics such as cotton jersey or cotton.

• Yes to one color scheme dressing.

• Yes to flat shoes.

Rectangular women:

• No to tops or jackets that hug your waist.

• Yes to patterns on tops or pants to add length.

To look good, choose clothing that is comfortable to wear so that you can carry it well!

Watch What You Eat - You Are What You Eat

Today beauty is associated with a beautiful body. From TV commercials to fashion magazines, thin women are in and those who are overweight are out. However, more than half of the population is overweight. This problem is affecting not only women but men of all ages.

A healthy lifestyle not only increases a person’s energy but it can also enhance their appearance. Most people who are overweight do not watch their diet, and that leads to unwanted obesity.

Here are some tips to follow to achieve a beautiful body through proper dieting:

1. Eat high-fiber, low fat foods such as salads, vegetables, and pasta.

2. Eat small amounts of food every two hours instead of having a big breakfast, lunch, or dinner. By doing this, the metabolism will increase and burn calories faster. Do not skip a single meal as there is less temptation to eat junk food when the stomach is full.

3. Instead of cornflakes, try oatmeal for breakfast to lower your cholesterol level. Eating oatmeal for breakfast keeps a person from wanting snacks before lunch because it is rich in fiber.

4. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. It helps cut the appetite and improves the appearance of the skin.

5. Avoid alcoholic beverages especially beer; instead, try fruit juices or iced tea.

6. Avoid sweets. Chocolate specifically can ruin the diet. Avoiding it does not mean total abstinence from it though - have some once a week!

7. Instead of eating meat, try fish. Eating a large amount of fish does not make you fat.

8. Abstain from eating after 6 PM. This has worked for many people. The idea behind it is to keep food away from the body when its metabolism is at its slowest state. For people who cannot totally eliminate food during this time eat yogurt, cabbage, fish, or green salad.

9. Lose weight sensibly. Do not keep the stomach hungry. It is a common belief that skipping meals is a sure way to lose weight; but that is just plain wrong! Instead, try eating fruit like watermelon, papaya, etc.

10. Avoid frying with oil: try to use non-stick cookware to cut down the oil or use paper towels to remove excess oil.

11. Instead of whole milk, put skim milk in your coffee or tea. There is no difference in the taste, just the number of calories.

Loosing weight has been one of American’s problems that’s affecting more than half of the population. To decrease that percentage, follow the simple 11 steps above.

Your Smile Makes A Thousand Miles

For many reasons, people feel that there is a need to improve their smile. Some to improve career opportunities, some for self confidence, and others to develop and enhance their appearance.

For many individuals, an improved smile can literally transform their lives. An attractive smile plays an important role in a person’s self image. You can interact with your friends better and deal with colleagues and clients confidently when you know you have a beautiful smile.

Sad to say, but surveys show that about 50 percent of Americans are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth, which affects their smile.

Good oral hygiene is vital to achieve a nice smile without having to worry about the condition of your teeth, or even bad breath.

How to effectively brush your teeth:

• Move your toothbrush in a circular gentle scrubbing motion. The outer surfaces of both lower and upper teeth should be thoroughly brushed, keeping the brush bristles slanting toward the “gum line”.

• Scrub all chewing surfaces. The bristles’ tips should clean the surface by using just a small amount of pressure.

• Tilt your brush vertically then use gentle “up and down” strokes when cleaning your “front teeth”.

• Remember to brush your tongue too.

• Always change your toothbrush when bristles become matted or splayed.

• Keep your toothbrush in an open and dry storage area between brushings.


• Use about 18 inches of dental floss, wind it around your middle finger and hold the remaining floss with fingers of the other hand: then start flossing.

• While tightly holding the floss, begin with a very gentle rocking motion, being careful not to hit and injure your gums.

• When your floss reaches the gum line, arch it to form a “C- shape” next to one tooth then slide it in between the gum and the tooth work with a swaying motion, carefully scraping your tooth.

• Do the same for all of your teeth. Replace the floss as needed.

When shopping for dental care products, always look for the ADA “American Dental Association” seal of recognition to determine the product’s effectiveness.

Always purchase toothpaste that is rich in fluoride to prevent cavity formation. Read labels carefully. Use a mouthwash to prevent bad breath, for confidence any time you start a conversation.

Remember to take good care of your teeth and see your dentist at least twice a year to maintain a sparkling smile at all times.

10 Biggest Brain Damaging Habits

1. No Breakfast
People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level. This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration.

2. Overeating
Overeating causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.

3. Smoking
Smoking causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease.

4. High Sugar Consumption
Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.

5. Air Pollution
The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.

6. Sleep Deprivation
Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells.

7. Head Covered While Sleeping
Sleeping with the lead covered, increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decreases concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.

8. Working Your Brain During Illness
Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.

9. Lacking In Stimulating Thoughts
Thinking is the best way to train our brain. Lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage.

10. Talking Rarely
Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain.

Monday, September 8, 2008

40 Tips for Better Life

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to.

3. Buy a DVD and tape your late night shows and get more sleep.

4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My purpose is to __________ today.'

5. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.

6. Play more games and read more books.

7. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, tai chi, and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.

8. Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.

9. Dream more while you are awake.

10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

11. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.

12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

13. Clear clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.

14. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.

16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

17. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away.

18. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

20. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

21. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

22. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

23. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

24. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

25. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will this matter?'

26. Learn to Forgive & Forget.

27. What other people think of you is none of your business.

28. GOD heals almost everything.

29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

30. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

31. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

32. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

33. The best is yet to come.

34. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

35. Do the right thing!

36. Call your family often. (Or email them to death!!!) Hey I'm thinking of you ya! =)

37. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: I am thankful for __________. Today I accomplished _________.

38. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

39. Enjoy the ride. Remember this is not Disney World and you certainly don't want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.

40. Please tell this to everyone you care about.

May your troubles be less, May your blessings be more, May nothing but happiness come through your door!

Cancer Facts - How much do you understand Cancer?


Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins :

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.

3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.


a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal,Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it White in color. Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk, cancer cells are being starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine & nbsp; Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become putrified and leads to more toxic buildup.

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body's own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.

Friday, September 5, 2008

All about ASAP and FYI and FYA

ONE day, a colleague turned to me and asked, "What's FYI?"

"For your information."

"What's FYA?"

"For your action."

"What's WRT?"

"With reference to..."

Before the conversation dragged on any further, I quickly looked up a website on acronyms used in business communications and sent it to him via e-mail.

This conversation made me realise that the full meaning of many acronyms and abbreviations may not be immediately apparent for many people – students or working adults alike.

For starters, an acronym is a word created from combining the initial letters of each word. For example, For your action.

An abbreviation is a word shortened from its original form. For example, "Attn." is an abbreviation of the word "attention" to convey the meaning "for the attention of".

In general, a full stop is used for abbreviations where the last letter of the word and the abbreviation are not the same. For example, "Co." (Company) needs a full stop but "Ltd" (Limited) does not. Acronyms do not need punctuation marks.

Below are some frequently used short forms in business communication like e-mails, faxes and letters:

a.k.a. – also known as

On Monday morning, Kay El, a.k.a. The Boss, walked in happily and greeted her assistant, Pee Jay.

approx. – approximately

Checking her e-mail, Pee Jay read, "Today is the boss's birthday. Can everyone please slip off quietly to the cafeteria in approx. 15 minutes?"

ASAP – as soon as possible

Pee Jay opened up her daily planner and scribbled ASAP next to some of the urgent items on her to-do list.

Attn. – for the attention of

Leafing through the stack of mail to be sent out, Pee Jay asked her boss, "To whom should I address the cheque for the annual report?" Her boss replied, "Just write 'Attn: Ms. Chris-tine Jalleh'. She'll know what to do with it."

Bcc. – blind carbon copy or blind copy to. In this case, the carbon copy is sent to an e-mail recipient whose e-mail address is not visible to the cc or other bcc recipients.

"By the way, I think it's better if you bcc me in your e-mail to Brown. We wouldn't want him thinking that I'm supervising you for this project."

Cc. – carbon copy, or copy to

"But I would like to be cc-ed on the e-mail to Mr Green as I have not yet introduced the both of you to each other."

c/o – in care of, used when sending a document to A who will receive it on B's behalf because B is away from the office.

"Boss, I think Christine is back in China this week. Would it be all right if I sent the cheque in care of her assistant? I'll still write her name on top with c/o Ah Sis Tern below."

COD – cash on delivery, where a person makes payment for an item purchase after it has been delivered.

"I'm also sending out the cheque for the set of Business English reference books we bought COD on eBay."

e.g. – exempli gratia (for example)

Pee Jay replied to the e-mail, "Hi everyone. Please remember that the boss doesn't like surprises, e.g. everyone shouting 'Surprise!' in the cafeteria."

et al. – et alii (and others). Usually used to list co-authors after the lead author in a bibliography, this form is now popularly used to address the other people other than the recipient in e-mails.

She received a new e-mail, which read, "Dear Pee Jay et al., I was reminded that the boss does NOT like surprises ..."

etc. – et cetera (and so on OR and so forth)

This means that we will not be able to collectively surprise her by springing out of the cafeteria doors as we had planned, etc.

exc. – except

"Can everyone, exc. Pee Jay, be at the cafeteria in 5 minutes? We need to figure out a surprise without the surprise element. Thanks!"

FYI – for your information

Her boss's voice brought the young assistant back to the present, "Pee Jay, I'm forwarding you all these e-mails FYI, okay?"

FYA – for your action

"Note that some of these e-mails are FYA ..."

i.e. – id est (that is)

After acknowledging her supervisor, Pee Jay decided to help her colleagues out and typed, "She's in a good mood today, i.e. we won a new account and completed a major project."

K – thousand, e.g. 450K = 450,000

"Just to give you an idea of her mood, it's a 450K retainer for the first quarter ..."

PA – personal assistant

The immediate reply to Pee Jay's e-mail read, "Thanks for the info, Pee Jay – you're the best PA!"

p.a. – per annum (per year)

Pee Jay smiled and responded, "Haha, there is a reason why I'm paid RM65K p.a."

p.p. - per pro (used when signing a document on someone's behalf)

Looking back at her paperwork, Pee Jay signed some invoices on her boss's behalf, inserting p.p. just before her signature.

Pto. – please turn over, used at the end of a page to indicate that there is a continuity to the text.

"By the way, please remember to type Pto. on the first page of the proposal you're sending. The last time we sent it to him, he forgot to read the subsequent pages," chimed in Kay El.

viz. – videlicet, namely

She got up and left a note on Pee Jay's work station before leaving. Scribbled on it was, "Can I pass you my slice of birthday cake after I cut it? I really don't need a lot of carbo, viz. refined flour, at my age." The note ended with a wink.

Joke of the Day

1. Losing all your friends

Man comes home and finds his wife with his friend in bed.

He shoots his friend and kills him.

Wife says "If you behave like this, you will lose ALL your friends."

2. Brother wanted

A small boy wrote to Santa Claus,"send me a brother"....

Santa wrote back, "SEND ME YOUR MOTHER"....

3. Meaning of WIFE

Husband asks, "Do you know the meaning of WIFE? It means 'Without Information Fighting Everytime'!"

Wife replies, "No, it means 'With Idiot For Ever'!!!"

4. Importance of a period

Teacher: "Do you know the importance of a period?"

Kid: "Yeah, once my sister said she has missed one, my mom fainted, dad got a heart attack & our driver ran away."

5. Confident vs. confidential

A young boy asks his Dad, "What is the difference between confident and confidential? "

Dad says, "You are my son, I'm confident about that. Your friend over there, is also my son, that's confidential! "

6. Anger management?

Husband: "When I get mad at you, you never fight back. How do you control your anger?"

Wife: "I clean the toilet."

Husband: "How does that help?"

Wife: "I use your toothbrush ."

Health: How to Prevent a Sore Throat from Progressing to a Cold

What Most Doctors Won't Tell You About Colds and Flus

You just won't get this information on why colds and flus can help you stay healthy over the long run from medical textbooks and mainstream media - please consider sharing it with family and friends.

Although experiencing a cold or the flu once in a while can help rid your body of your weakest cells, I'm willing to bet that there are times when you would really prefer to delay such a period of cleansing and malaise.

Here's how you can stand a good chance of preventing a cold from developing:

As soon as you experience that sore, tickly feeling in your throat that precedes a full-blown cold, gargle with warm salt water.

And when I say gargle, I mean really gargle; take in a mouthful of warm salt water, look up at the ceiling, and gargle aggressively. You may want to tap at your throat (the Adam's apple region) with your fingers while you gargle to encourage the warm salt water to trickle deeply into your throat.

Gargle like this several times with a glass of warm salt water, and repeat as often as possible throughout the day.

Warm salt water can remove viruses from the tonsils and adenoids that line the back of your throat region. Viruses that cause colds and flus typically get caught by your tonsils and adenoids before they spread through your body. Your tonsils and adenoids are important parts of your immune system because they are located near the entrance of your breathing passages, and they serve as a first line of defense against undesirable airborne microorganisms and substances.

This, by the way, is why it is best not to remove tonsils and adenoids from your throat region. Chronic swelling of tonsils and adenoids is best addressed by reducing sugar intake, adopting a minimally processed diet that is rich in fresh plant foods, and supporting immune system health by getting plenty of rest, exercise, and exposure to sunlight and fresh air.

Cold salt water may also help to remove viruses from your tonsils and adenoids, but warm salt water tends to be more effective. Warm water may help to melt the fatty coating that protects viruses that cause the cold and flu.

What if you gargle for all you're worth but still end up developing a full-blown cold?

Get lots of rest, drink plenty of fluids, and take comfort in knowing that countless viruses are at work destroying your weakest cells. And don't forget to blow your nose as often as it runs; help your body get rid of what it wants to get rid of.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Handbag: A Symbol of Female Power and Authority

Have you ever thought of a handbag as a symbol of female power and authority? Of course everyone is different so a purse for one person may mean something totally different and unique for another but let's look at handbags from a different perspective.

The press of England has spent time and effort speculating and commenting on ex-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's handbag. To quote "The Times" in June, 1982 written by Julian Critchley, "She...tends to believe the worst of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She cannot see an institution without hitting it with her handbag..."

It's obvious that the press equates Margaret Thatcher's handbag with her assertion of power and the ability to impose her will. If you look closely, you will notice that her handbags closely resemble the Queen Mother's handbags. Is it because both of these powerful women choose the same type of bag or is Ex-Prime Minister Thatcher deliberately mimicking this female symbol of ultimate authority in her country?

Negotiations are underway for the famous handbag to be placed in a museum that houses Winston Churchill's papers and historical documents from the War. There is no indication that Mr. Churchill's wallet is stored in this prestigious collection but, then again, Margaret Thatcher was the first woman to impose her powerful presence (and pocketbook!) on 10 Downing Street!

What You Should Know About Handbags

Quality and durability

There are many factors determine the durability of handbags. Perhaps the versatility of the handbag is the deciding factor in its durability. The majority of fashionable and versatile handbags are designed and created in leather. There are many types of leather, each with its own characteristics. The most common leathers used to make handbags are ostrich, rawhide, lamb, deer, moose, alligator, and swine just to name a few good examples. The process, in which the leather is processed, treated, cured, and eventually shaped is extremely important to the lifespan of the handbag. Obviously, many of the handbag designers are going to use a higher quality of leather depending on the potential price tag to the consumer.

Besides the durability, the actual design of the handbag is essential to the life of the handbag as well. The compartments of a handbag are a vitally important feature to any handbag. However, some people like many compartments, some like only a few; some like big compartments, some like small. Handbag designers try to keep the variety of their potential consumers in mind. One thing is certain about the design of the handbag: all handbags are potentially unique. All handbags offer the individual user a sense of uniqueness and style. Handbags are invaluable accessories to anyone's wardrobe. Your wardrobe is incomplete without handbags.

Price is an important consideration to many people when purchasing a handbag. Finding a reasonable and acceptable price is often daunting and something straight out of a spy movie. Finding a Mulberry handbag for $29 on the street corner may seem exceptionally wonderful. However, you must ask yourself: do you honestly believe that a Mulberry handbag for $29 is an authentic Mulberry handbag? Many people sell imitation handbags - often referred to as "knock-offs". If a handbag looks like a name brand handbag, has the name brand tag, and is a steal... proceed with extreme caution. Owning a knock-off brand is illegal in most countries. Now keep in mind that many people purchase replica handbags. These handbags do not claim to be the original brand at all, but closely replicated facsimiles. Of course, the replica handbags are not going to be the same quality of the name brand. Remember: you get what you pay for.

Deciding to purchase a handbag is filled with options, options, and more options. Do not feel overwhelmed. Be aware of what you want before you begin. Know the price range you are looking for. Know the options you just cannot live without. Then buy exactly what you want and need. A good handbag will offer the owner many important factors: versatility, reliability, functionality, and all of this while remaining stylish, trendy, and affordable.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Have A Break: A Very Funny HR Memo

To all Employees:

Effective January 2009

Dress Code
1. It is advised that you come to work dressed according to your salary. If we see you wearing Prada shoes and carrying a Gucci bag, we assume you are doing well financially and therefore do not need a pay raise.

2. If you dress poorly, you need to learn to manage your money better, so that you may buy nicer clothes, and therefore you do not need a pay raise.

3. If you dress just right, you are right where you need to be and therefore you do not need a pay raise.

Sick Days
We will no longer accept a doctor's certificate as proof of sickness.
If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.

Holiday Days
Each employee will receive 104 personal days a year. They are called Saturday & Sunday.

Compassionate Leave
This is no excuse for missing work. There is nothing you can do for dead friends, relatives or co-workers. Every effort should be made to have non-employees attend to the arrangements.
In rare cases where employee involvement is necessary, the funeral should be scheduled in the late afternoon. We will be glad to allow you to work through your lunch hour and subsequently leave one hour early.

Toilet Use
1. Entirely too much time is being spent in the toilet. There is now a strict three-minute time limit in the cubicles.

2. At the end of three minutes, an alarm will sound, the toilet paper roll will retract, the cubicle door will open, and your picture will be taken.

3. After your second offence, your picture will be posted on the company notice board under the "Chronic Offenders" category.

4. Anyone caught smiling in the picture will be sanctioned under the company's mental health policy.

Lunch Break
1. Skinny people get 30 minutes for lunch, as they need to eat more so that they can look healthy.

2. Normal size people get 15 minutes for lunch to get a balanced meal to maintain their average figure.

3. Chubby people get 5 minutes for lunch, because that's all the time needed to drink a Slim-Fast.

Thank you for your loyalty to our company. Remember we are an employer of choice and we are here to provide a positive employment experience.

Therefore, all questions, comments, concerns, complaints, frustrations, irritations, aggravations, insinuations, allegations, accusations, contemplations, consternation and input should be directed elsewhere.

Godzilla Power