Monday, February 27, 2006

For Love or Money

In a true sense of the word, what is actually love? Do we love someone for who he/she was or was it for other purpose or reason. A common phrase that we hear everyday is that love comes from the heart. When we fall in love to someone there is a feeling of sensation the kind that we feel that we are actually feel the love with him/her. The feeling that even a second that you are not with him/her you just feel that you miss that special someone so very much.

Another phrase that we often hear also is that when the heart is opened for love then we will find the loved one and ready or prepare to be in loved. On the contrary, when a person doesn't ready for love then he/she will not open his/her heart to someone to be loved at. It is all depends to individual.

Touching on the topic, how long will the love for someone ends. In an ideal world it should be forever especially when you make a bow to the institution of marriage. That you love someone for who he/she was, till death do you part, for poorer or richer in good health and sickness, and so forth. But will such bow be respected till to the end? Seldom we heard or read in magazines that some marriages end in a split of a second - to the Hollywood most of it. And to some extreme cases there are marriages that is not based on love but for money. Love to hear your comment on the matter and a short joke to spice up our Monday at work.

A Couple Story
A couple were on a cruise and it was really stormy. They were standing on the back of the boat watching the moon, when a wave came up and washed the woman overboard.

They searched for days and couldn't find her. So the captain sent the man back to shore with the promise that he would notify him as soon as they found something.

Three weeks went by and finally the man got a fax from the boat. It read: "Sir, sorry to inform you, we found your wife dead at the bottom of the ocean. We hauled her up to the deck and attached to her butt was an oyster and inside it was a pearl worth $50,000. Please advise."

The man faxed back: "Send me the pearl... and re-bait the trap."

Friday, February 24, 2006

A Love Poem

Dealing with life is one heck of a job, isn't it? Sometimes what we wanted do not necessarily correspond to the results we want it to be. As always the action speaks louder than words and for every action there is a reaction. Therefore, we should remind yourself that in whatever that we do we should first think the results that is likely to come out from it. I received this poem from a friend in Kuala Lumpur and I recalled back those stupid mistakes done in the past, given a time machine, I would not have had done them in the first place. Despite all these ... life goes on ....

Love Poems

Love may be beautiful, love may be bliss,
But I only slept with you, because I was pissed.

I thought that I could love no other
Until, that is, I met your brother.

Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are you.
But the roses are wilting, the violets are dead, the sugar bowl's empty and so is your head.

Of loving beauty you float with grace.
If only you could hide your face.

Kind, intelligent, loving and hot.
This describes everything you are not.

I want to feel your sweet embrace,
But don't take that paper bag off of your face.

I love your smile, your face, and your eyes.
Damn, I'm good at telling lies!

My darling, my lover, my beautiful wife:
Marrying you really screwed up my life.

I see your face when I am dreaming.
That's why I always wake up screaming.

My love, you take my breath away.
What have you stepped in to smell this way?

My feelings for you no words can tell
Except for maybe "Go To Hell."

What inspired this amorous rhyme?
Two parts vodka, one part lime.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Are You A Sabahan?

I am always proud to know that I am truly a Sabahan, although often that's not seem to be the case. If you live in Sabah, knowingly or unknowingly whether you are a truly Sabahan or otherwise (illegal immigrant or PTI that is) here are some indications for you.

You are a Sabahan, if.........

1. You know what "aramaitiee" means...

2) You shout "referee bodoh" and at the same time throw mineral water bottles on the pitch during a football match at Likas Stadium..

3) Your Timorese maid ran away with her lover, taking your money or jewellery along..

4) You doubt someone's mykad whether it is real or fake..

5) Your favourite assemblyman whom you vote and supported all this while ... gambled away and lost a whopping 60 million ringgit in a London casino..

6) You go inside a karaoke bar at 12 pm and realise that the place is still open at 5 am...

7) You come across a supposedly local person but with a very foreign accent..

8) You cannot vote in an election because someone has voted on behalf of you ...

9) You own a bakakuk

There are a couple more:

1. Every time you go overseas, you crave for Ngeu Chap.

2. You try and describe something to someone, and you can't help saying "bah" and "itu anu, kan?"

3. You see a real horse you'd think it's big, 'cause Sabah only got ponies.

4. You don't bother with appointments, you just show up.

5. You expect all Chinese to speak Hakka.

How much of a Sabahan are you?

1) You drive at right lane of the road, with a speed of only 50kmh. If people horn behind you, you still don't know what's wrong.

2) You have the luxury of working from 8am to 5pm (you get off work punctually).

3) You don't believe that there is any "clean" politician in Sabah.

4) You feel "obligated" to reach the top of Mount Kinabalu at least once in a lifetime.

5) You prefer a big car to a big house (probably cos you can't drive a big house around to show off).

6) You wear slippers and shorts wherever you go, even to the city.

7) You still think that Labuan belongs to Sabah.

8) You will not go to any FREE seminar/function unless there is food or refreshments.

9) You don't care about service. You just want things cheap, cheap,cheap.

10)You know where to get your candles and torch lights quickly in total darkness (due to training by frequent blackouts).

I like to add some more........

1) You are forced to arrange Daily Express every morning as it comes in all sorts of bits & pieces.

2) First thing a fellow Hakka says when he calls you is "Ngai Tiaw" without caring whether you are good or bad mood.

3) You are expected to be free for anyone who calls you day or nights otherwise you are anti-social or "Lin Si How Kiaw Ngaw Hoi"

4) Everything you say will start of with "Lin " eg. "How Lin si", "how Lin gin yaw" etc..etc..

5) You are very lazy to walk always want to park right in front and if you can't get that parking space you will go round and round !!

6) You will enjoy your durians, langsat, and other fruits thinking its the best on earth.

7) Invariably you will speak some Kadazan lingo only remembering the bad words.

8) You are more tolerant and have many friends from amongst natives and politicians of different parties can sit down together for cups of coffee(unheard of elsewhere).

9) All wedding dinners start an hour later than stated on the invitation card and nobody cares you are late as your friends would have seats reserved for you.

10) When you meet a friend in an eatery first word always "eating kah ?"

The 1970s and 1980s Era - If You've Been There !!

I received this today and I had a small smile reading it. It reminds me of so many thing and I wonder if life would be the same without the advancement of technology and communication. I know most of you are young (so am I !!!) but I am pretty sure you must had experienced a couple or so if not most of the events during those younger and innocent years. Happy Reading !!!

untuk bacaan pada masa lapang...
enjoy...sure korang teringat balik zaman2 skolah dulu...

tanda-tanda anda bayi tahun 70 & 80-an:

kita membesar dgn menonton G-Force, He-man, Transformers, Thundercats,Silver Hawk, Woody Woodpecker, Chipmunks and Mickey Mouse. Not to forget Ninja Turtles, Mask, Smurfs dan Voltron.

berus gigi time waktu rehat kat skolah rendah?...hmm, mesti pegang cawan warna-warni kan. mencangkung kat tepi parit dgn classmates semua kat seblah...

ingat tak, misi kat skolah masuk kelas dgn list dentist appointment. pastu bunyi gigi member kite kene gerudi kat bilik sebelah. ada gigi yang berlubang, kene laa tampal.

ni sure korang igt...program minum susu di skolah. nak galakkan budak2 time tuh minum susu. sekotak 30 sen jek beb...

cikgu2 kalau nak denda, mesti guna pembaris panjang warna kuning tu. pukul tapak tangan...kan?

semangkuk mi sup ke, mihun sup ke, 30 sen jek k! at kantin.

Hankyu Jaya, Yaohan - shopping complex yang popular utk meluangkan masa dgn family. ni for those yg dok KL laa

time skolah menengah, korang sure beli kasut skolah Bata BM Turbo atau Pallas Jazz.
ada yang suka kasut high-cut yang buatan china tu...ada yang suka stoking tebal laaa...

internet? email? mendalah ape tu?

CD? ape tu? kaset tape penah laa dgr. tiket wayang pun 5 inggit je.

kite pegi kedai runcit, beli Chickerdis, Mamee , Kum Kum, UFO, O-Ya, Ding Dang chocolate balls yang ada mainan kat dlm die, 'telur' keras warna warni, 'rokok' chewing gum, KIKI Bubble Gum.

tak dilupakan, 'Ti Kam'. bile dah abih exam, main Monopoly la, Donkey la, Happy Family laa dlm class.

tapi bunyi loceng laa yang paling best skali. boleh beli aiskrim ngan apek kat luar skola tuh...

lagi satu loceng masa nak pegi rehat. tinggal kan keje skolah, jom kita pegi makan. budak2 yg dpt Rancang! an Makanan Tambahan (RMT) mesti kluar awal.

lagi satu yang seronok mase time Pendidikan Jasmani, PJ. main bola laa, rounders laa...

permainan kegemaran, main guli, batu seremban, penutup botol, batang aiskrim, 'Pepsi Cola one-two-three', 'Police & Sentry', kejar2 duduk...

kita hilangkan dahaga dgn aiskrim 10 sen. yang tube aiskrim, ada byk2 color tu. kalau nak makan, kene patahkan kat tengah2 die!

lipat kertas kecik2, pastuh buat lastik. pun kita main dulu ni. baling2 kapur laa.

hmm...budak2 kat university skarang, kebanyakan nye lahir thn 1987/88. skarang digelar 'remaja'.

bagi diorg, diorg mane penah dgr lagu 'We Are the World, We Are the Children...' dan lagu 'Uptown Girl' yang diorg tau, yg Westlife nyanyi....bkn Billy Joel nyanyi...

bagi diorg, ada satu je Jerman kat dunia ni, dan ade satu je Vietnam.

AIDS wujud sejak diorg lahir.

CD pun wujud time ! diorg lahir.

Michael Jackson dah putih dah time tu.

Diorg percaya Spiderman dgn Incredible Hulk tu filem2 baru.

Diorg tak bley bayangkan skrin hitam putih utk sebuah komputer.

Diorg tak penah tau pun 'Atari' dgn 'Game & Watch'.

Diorg tak percaya penah ada TV hitam putih...dan diorg skarang tak reti nak switch on TV kalau xde remote control.

dan diorg tak paham macam mane kite boleh survive dkt universiti tanpa handphone...

hmm...jom kite check, kite ni dah tua ke:

1. korg paham ape yang korang baca kat atas ni, dan korg sure tersenyum

2. kebanyakan member2 skolah menengah kite dah kawin

3. korg sure pelik bile nengok bdak2 kecik main komputer, selamba je

4. kita geleng kepala bile nengok bdak2 skolah menengah guna handphone

5. kita dah tak byk sembang2 dgn member melalui telefon lagi setiap hari

6. bile jumpe member lame dari semasa ke semasa, seronok bile bersembangpasal cerite2 lame, cerite2 kelakar yang kite alami mase dulu time kecik2, nakal2 dulu...

7. last skali, bile dah bace email ni, korang akan terpikir utk forwardkan dkt member2 lame korg. Sure diorg suke punye laa...hehehe

Yaa, kite pun dah semakin tua!!

Teringat zaman2 dulu kan?

The Kantut Story - Fart Story

I plagiarise this from my friend's blog. Since I love the story so much I thought it would be my joke for the week. Not that I love to fart but it serves well to those who like to fart anywhere when they feel like it. So, think first before you fart as it may embarass you for the rest of your life, on the positive note well, you know, its hilarious!!

Sepasang suami istri baru menikah, si suami ingin memberikan surprise pada istrinya, suatu hari si suami berkata kepada istrinya:

"Sayang, kita pergi ke suatu tempat, tetapi mata kamu harus ditutup yah...!"

"Mesti mau tutup mata kah...?" kata istrinya

"Yah, yang penting ada sesuatu untukmu....."

Merekapun berangkat dengan menggunakan taxi, setelah sampai di tempat yang dituju, mereka turun, kemudian si suami mengajak istrinya masuk ke rumah baru yang dijadikan sebagai surprise untuk istriya, tapi si suami masih belum mengijinkan istrinya membuka tutup mata.

Ternyata si istri ingin buang angin ( KENTUT ), tapi karena masih malu sama suaminya si istri pura-pura minta tolong untuk dibuat minuman : "Bang, ambilkan saya minuman...!"

Suaminya kemudian pergi mengembil minuman, ketika suaminya pergi si istri buang angin "tuuuut.." Pas si suami datang membawa minuman, ternyata si istri masih ingin buang angin, akhirnya dia beritahu suaminya ...

"Bang minumannya kurang manis, tambahkan gula lagi yah...."

Si suami pergi lagi untuk menambahkan gula pada minuman istrinya, ketika suaminya pergi si istri kentut lagi "tuuuuuut...." Kemudian si suami datang lagi untuk memberikan minuman, tapi ternyata si istri masih ingin buang angin, akhirnya dengan berat hati si istri minta ditambahkan gula lagi, ketika suami pergi istrinya kembali buang angin "Tuuuuut"

Akhirnya si istri merasa lega karena telah selesai dari keinginan buang anginnya. Ketika si suami tiba dan menyerahkan minuman, kemudian si suami membuka tutup mata si istrinya, si istri terkejut karena ternyata di rumah sudah banyak orang dan disampingnya ada mertuanya, sambil malu-malu si istri bertanya pada mertuanya "Oh ayah, sudah lama datang..?" Kemudian sang mertua menjawab, "Sudah, sejak kentutan pertama..."

Thursday, February 16, 2006

MAS Travel Fair 2006

Themed as GREAT DEALS, SO EASY TO BOOK, the MAs Travel Fair 2006 commencing from February 17-26 Nationwide provides Malaysian travellers to grab the cheapest ticket up to 70% discount. The Fair will provide 5 million seats for travel period between 01 March to 30 June 2006. There will be 300 travel agents nationwide participating in the Fair for ticket bookings and arrangement.

For more info:
Call Centre 1-300-88-3000, or
Go to

Please note the following when making a booking.

* The promotional fares (one way fare) are not inclusive og fuel surcharge, insurance & airport tax and other applicable charges.

* 'Open jaw travel' is permitted meaning return travel from another destination is permitted.

* All tickets issued are not refundable.

* Reservations to be made through authorised travel agents participating in the MAS Travel Fair, call the above number or go the

The lists of all destination including the Golden Holidays packages are advertised today (16 February 2006) in all major newspaper nationwide BUT ticket bookings only commencing tomorrow (17 February 2006).

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

In The Eye of the Beholder

Let's see how good your eyes are. If you can't see what I can then it's time to consult your doctor. Just for fun sake really.

Is it a young woman or an old lady?

There are 9 faces, can you find and locate them?

Are these circles moving?

My pictures and friends

My way of self introduction via pictures taken in the past and present times. However, kindly click to this link, me me me and friends.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Something to Ponder

I ran into a stranger as he passed by,"Oh excuse me please" was my reply.

He said, "Please excuse me too; I wasn't watching for you."

We were very polite, this stranger and I. We went on our way and we said goodbye.

But at home a different story is told, How we treat our loved ones, young and old.

Later that day, cooking the evening meal, My son stood beside me very still.

When I turned, I nearly knocked him down. "Move out of the way," I said with a frown.

He walked away, his little heart broken. I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.

While I lay awake in bed, a still small voice came to me and said,

"While dealing with a stranger, common courtesy you use, but the family you love, you seem to abuse. Go and look on the kitchen floor, You'll find some flowers there by the door.

Those are the flowers he brought for you. He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.

He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise, you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes." By this time, I felt very small, And now my tears began to fall.

I quietly went and knelt by his bed; "Wake up, little one, wake up," I said.

"Are these the flowers you picked for me?" He smiled, "I found 'em, out by the tree.

I picked 'em because they're pretty like you. I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue."

I said, "Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today; I shouldn't have yelled at you that way." He said, "Oh, Mom, that's okay. I love you anyway."

I said, "Son, I love you too, and I do like the flowers, especially the blue."

Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family we left behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.

And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than into our own family,
an unwise investment indeed, don't you think? So what is behind the story?

Do you know what the word FAMILY means?

How To Stay Young and Kicking in 2006

I opened my email this morning and got this one from a dear friend whom I haven't heard for 3 years. It is about advice for 2006 - how to stay young, a bit late I thought, but then better be late than never.

1. Try everything twice. On Madams tombstone (of Whelan's and Madam) she said she wanted this epitaph: Tried everything twice...loved it both times!

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down. (keep this In mind if you are one of those grouches;)

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

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and Lots of time with HIM/HER.

6. The tears happen: Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. LIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love: Whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it.If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

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

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

11. Forgive now those who made you cry. You might not get a second time.

And if you don't send this to at least 4 people - who cares? But do share this with someone.

On the same token, some of the Valentines' wishes I received via sms today (14 Feb 2006).

Valentine is a reminder to how lucky we are to have people who love us and we love them back. Happy valentine's Day!

Wishing u always the beautiful gifts of life. May the Lord shines His light on u and fill ur world with love. HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY my dearest friend.

Wish u a happy and lovely Valentine's Day. May u will be filled with kisses & loves everyday.

Wishing u a wonderful Valentine's Day wif ur Lover, Friends n Family members. Happy Valentine.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to you. May an eternal love showers you today with blessings..

The loveliest day comes when u wake up to find that love still colours your world thru' people who truly care & never fail to remember u HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!

Best wishes to all, and Happy Valentine's Day !!

Monday, February 13, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day


I would like to wish everyone and their loved ones a very Happy Valentine's Day.

For those celebrating Valentine's Day with that special somebody, these are the symbols found on Valentines.

Cupid - Cupid was one of the gods of mythology. In Latin, the word Cupid means "desire." Cupid is typically represented as a chubby, naked, winged boy or youth with a mischievous smile. He possessed a bow with a quiver of arrows by which he transfixed the hearts of youths and maidens. Cherubs are descendants of Cupid. They are depicted as lovable little winged creatures without arrows and quivers. Cherubs were typically not mischievous like Cupid.

Ribbons, Laces and Frills - Ribbons and frills have been associated with romance since the days of knighthood when a knight rode into battle with a ribbon or scarf given him by his lady fair. The dictionary states that the word "Lace" comes from a Latin word meaning to "snare" or "noose".

The Rose - The rose which is undoubtedly the most popular flower in the world, speaks of love and has been the choice of lovers in every century. If you rearrange the letters of the word rose you get Eros, the God of Love.

Hands - A lady's hands was a favorite decoration that depicted "femininity." Its beauty was enhanced by adding a frilly cuff and a jeweled ring on the third finger. Clasped hands represent those of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and were symbols of the friendship between their countries of Germany and England.

Romantic or not?
If you are a romantic person/lover you probably have the following traits or characteristics - You are perceptive of your significant other's needs and take the time to show it. It may be a simple peck on the check, a well-timed "I Love You" or a helping hand - all signs that you are reading the "needs" of those you care about.

Being a romantic person does not based on nationality, how you dressed or how many packages you carried. Instead, it appeared to be the joy of just spending time together! This joy was conveyed with "a loving glance," hand holding, laughter, giggling and a lot of smiling!

Here are the tips or ideas for Valentine’s Day.

For Your Sweetheart
• Breakfast in bed.
• Make your sweetheart's favorite meal or take your sweetheart out for a special dinner.
• Send your valentine (male or female) flowers at work. If you are on a tight budget, give just one single hand-delivered flower. Remember, it's the thought not the quantity.
• Do something unexpected! Drive across town to take your Valentine out for lunch.
• Send a gift basket of indulgent items.
• Embroider "I Love You" on his pillowcase. You could also use a water resistant marker.
• Poetry is traditional for Valentine's Day. Make up your own or buy a book of love poems that you can read together.
• Dedicate a favorite song to your Valentine on a radio show that he or she will be listening to.
• Write "I Love You" in lipstick or shaving cream on the mirror. You could also tape a heart with the words "I Love You" if you prefer an easier clean up.
• If your sweetheart is going to be away from you on Valentine's Day, get several Valentine's Day cards and put them in different places in his or her luggage. You could sequence them with "Open Me on February 14th" or "Open Me on February 15th" to create some suspense. Don't limit this idea to just Valentine's Day!

Family Members
Everyone loves a gift on Valentine's Days: Parents, children, friends and relatives. It doesn't have to be expensive, just show you care!

• Hide a valentine in a lunch box, briefcase or purse. Imagine the smile on their face when they find it during the day.
• Carry a pocketful of chocolate kisses. Pass them out as you let the recipient know that you appreciate them.
• Go to the American Red Cross and give blood or make a donation in honor of those you love.
• Sign the back of your driver's license to become an organ donor.
• Make your kids valentine-shaped cinnamon toast for breakfast or heart-shaped cookies for a special treat.

General Ideas
• Wear something red.
• Take a special treat into the office to share with your co-workers.
• Show the people you work with that you really rely on just how important they are by buying a small token gift: a mylar balloon that says "You're Special," a coffee cup filled with candy, a single flower, or take them out to lunch!
• Make your own love stamp to personalize your valentines. Carve a heart on a rubber eraser and stamp it with a red ink pad.
• Seal all your messages with initials or drawings that the recipient must figure out the meaning. For example: A.F.F. (A friend forever) or S.W.A.K. (sealed with a kiss.) The guessing game could go on for days.
• Visit someone in a retirement home, nursing home or hospital.

Happy Valentine's Day !

Friday, February 10, 2006

Gold, Common Sense and Fur

A Christmas joke I thought I would like to share with you. It is also one of my favourites of all the jokes I kept in my collection.

My husband and I had been happily (most of the time) married for five years but hadn't been blessed with a baby. I decided to do some serious praying and promised God that if he would give us a child, I would be a perfect mother, love it with all my heart and raise it with his word as my guide.

God answered my prayers and blessed us with a son. The next year God blessed us with another son. The following year, he blessed us with yet another son. The year after that we were blessed with a daughter.

My husband thought we'd been blessed right into poverty. We now had four children, and the oldest was only four years old.

I learned never to ask God for anything unless I meant it. As a minister once told me, "If you pray for rain, make sure you carry an umbrella."

I began reading a few verses of the Bible to the children each day as they lay in their cribs. I was off to a good start. God had entrusted me with four children and I didn't want to disappoint him.

I tried to be patient the day the children smashed two dozen eggs on the kitchen floor searching for baby chicks. I tried to be understanding when they started a hotel for homeless frogs in the spare bedroom, although it took me nearly two hours to catch all twenty-three frogs.

When my daughter poured ketchup all over herself and rolled up in a blanket to see how it felt to be a hot dog, I tried to see the humor rather than the mess.

In spite of changing over twenty-five thousand diapers, never eating a hot meal and never sleeping for more than thirty minutes at a time, I still thank God daily for my children.

While I couldn't keep my promise to be a perfect mother – I didn't even come close – I did keep my promise to raise them in the Word of God.

I knew I was missing the mark just a little when I told my daughter we were going to church to worship God, and she wanted to bring a bar of soap along to "wash up" Jesus, too.

Something was lost in the translation when I explained that God gave us everlasting life, and my son thought it was generous of God to give us his "last wife."

My proudest moment came during the children's Christmas pageant. My daughter was playing Mary, two of my sons were shepherds and my youngest son was a wise man. This was their moment to shine.

My five-year-old shepherd had practiced his line, "We found the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes." But he was nervous and said, "The baby was wrapped in wrinkled clothes."

My four-year-old "Mary" said, "That's not 'wrinkled clothes,' silly. That's dirty, rotten clothes."

A wrestling match broke out between Mary and the shepherd and was stopped by an angel, who bent her halo and lost her left wing.

I slouched a little lower in my seat when Mary dropped the doll representing Baby Jesus, and it bounced down the aisle crying, "Mama-mama." Mary grabbed the doll, wrapped it back up and held it tightly as the wise men arrived.

My other son stepped forward wearing a bathrobe and a paper crown, knelt at the manger and announced, "We are the three wise men, and we are bringing gifts of gold, common sense and fur."

The congregation dissolved into laughter, and the pageant got a standing ovation.

"I've never enjoyed a Christmas program as much as this one," Father Brian laughed, wiping tears from his eyes. "For the rest of my life, I'll never hear the Christmas story without thinking of gold, common sense and fur."

"My children are my pride and my joy and my greatest blessing," I said as I dug through my purse for an aspirin.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

News in Brief

What happen to the American Idol Season 5? Semuanya nampak cam rush rush jak .. Day 1 kat Hollywood cam tak puas hati ler, clip yang menyanyi cam tak banyak - yang jelas banyak yang sudah tersingkir. Paling geram budak twins yang snobbish tahap neraka tuh melebih lebih betul. Adakah diorang komen peserta peserta lain yg dipilih untuk Day 2 kebanyakkannya tak layak kunun. Ingat diorang berdua jak ker yang layak, cis gaya cam ni gerenti out next week. Harap harap diorang out, kalu tak I ban dari tgk AI lagi.

Minggu ni juga audition Akademi Fantasia 4 telah diumumkan, sehari dua lagi hebohlah seluruh negara tentang demam AF untuk tahun ni. Penonton sekarang dah ada alasan tak keluar rumah. Kan ada AF dan juga AI Season 5.

The 48th Grammy Awards juga disiarkan secara langsung hari ni (Thursday, Feb 9). Cam kumpulan Bono U2 byk membolot anugerah anugerah Grammy. Tahniah!

Bolasepak pulak Chelsea mengalahkan Everton dengan jaringan 4 berbalas 1 manakala Charlton Athletics menumpaskan Liverpool dengan jaringan 2 berbalas 0. Permainan seterusnya sehingga hujung bulan ini seperti dibawah (dengan ramalan jaringan gol). Pasukan yang di'italik' adalah tuan rumah. Also shown are date of games and time (Malaysian time)

Wigan vs Liverpool (1-0)/11 Feb, 21:45
Arsenal vs Bolton (2-1)/12 Feb, 00:00
Aston Villa vs Newcastle (1-1)/12 Feb, 00:00
Everton vs blckburn Rovers (1-0)/12 Feb, 00:00
Fulham vs west Brom (2-0)/12 Feb, 00:00
Middlesbrough vs Chelsea (0-3)/12 Feb, 00:00
Portsmouth vs Manchester United (0-3)/12 Feb, 02:15
Sunderland vs Tonttenham Hotspur (1-2)/12 Feb, 22:30
Manchester City vs Charlton Athletics (0-1)/13 Feb, 01:00
West Hampshire vs Birmingham (1-0)/14 Feb, 05:00

What Goes Around Comes Around

This is one of my favourites from the collection, sometimes I keep on reading story such as this everytime when I am down or when I had a task that I can't seem to find an answer. Sometimes it helps sometimes it doesn't, but keep on reading it and find the essence of the story. Have fun!

His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog. There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself.

Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death. The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.

"I want to repay you," said the nobleman. "You saved my son's life."

"No, I can't accept payment for what I did," the Scottish farmer replied, waving off the offer. At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the door of the family hovel.

"Is that your son?" the nobleman asked. "Yes," the farmer replied proudly. "I'll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the level of education my son will enjoy. If the lad is anything like his father, he'll no doubt grow to be a man we both will be proud of." And that he did. Farmer Fleming's son attended the very best schools and in time, he graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.

Years afterward, the same nobleman's son who was saved from the bog was stricken with pneumonia. What saved his life this time? Penicillin. The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill.

His son's name? Sir Winston Churchill.

Someone once said: What goes around comes around.

Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching. Sing like nobody's listening. Live like it's Heaven on Earth.

Pass this on, and brighten someone's day. Nothing will happen if you do not decide to pass it along. The only thing that will happen, if you DO pass it on, is that someone might smile because of you.

Shirley and Simon's Wedding Night

I attended Shirley and Simon wedding last nite (Tue, 8 Feb) at a leading hotel. I thought the reception was wonderful, well organised and grand considering the food served was of high quality and of Western standard. By the way, me and Shirley work together while Simon is an English whom Shirley met in the UK when she studied at Newcastle University 4 years ago. They make a lovely couple indeed judging from the chemistry 'flowing' between the two of them. I wish them all the best in their marriage.

A local band called The Hidden Asset accompanied the reception. A short presentation of the church ceremony was also shown on baco which I think the photographer did quite an amazing work on the photgraphs taken. I will be writing more of the photographer much more later in this section.

The first course of the nite .. salad and appertisers combination

Me and friends at the wedding ..

Of coz with the bride and groom ..

Examples some of the wedding pictures taken by the photographer at the wedding. More information at the link below.