Jun 30, 2011

The two Angels...

Two travelling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family. The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion's guest room.

Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement. As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it. 

When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied, "Things aren't always what they seem."

Jun 24, 2011

OMG... The things youngsters do for material / branded things!!!

I read in the Sun and also the Star about how a secondary schoolgirl had sex with 9 men over a weekend for RM1800 to buy an iPhone!! And they use Facebook, online sex forums and sex sites to do it.
As a mother and stepmother of 2 teenage girls, it is so scary!!! But what makes me wonder is how their parents don't bother where their children is?! I mean, they can ever offer overnight sex and such? What kind of parents never wonder or query and ask where their daughter is or do a spot check on them? Do they just take whatever stories their daughter or son cooks up at face value and never check?
As a parent, I do spot checks from time to time, and trying to be a cool mom at the same time, I allow my daughter a little freedom, but always check to make sure she is where she says she is. I allow my daughter her "boyfriend" too, with a strict warning that they should NOT cross the line. But fortunately, my daughter has a kind of long distance relationship with the current boy she claims as her boyfriend and he seems responsible and a good influence to her. They hardly meet but keep in touch via facebook and sms but I do check from time to time... Parents, please, for heaven's sake, check on what or where your kids are, not just let them do all they want without any monitoring !!!
All for the sake of some branded item or gadget they can show off to their friends, these kids lose all their morals and pride. Is it really worth it?

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Memorable quotes taken off #TheNoteboook

There's a 'lie' in believe. 'over' in lover. 'end' in friend. 'us' in trust. 'if' in life... Maybe that's what makes us all human.

If people don't like me, it's mind over matter. I really don't mind, and they really don't matter.

Stop worrying so much, it will all be okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.

I LOVE YOU; 3 seconds to say, 3 hours to explain, and a lifetime to prove.

Don't worry! You may think you'll "never" get over it, but you also thought it would last "forever".

A person who is emotionally free has no desire to convince, insist, beg, seduce, manipulate or control.; they are free to love.

Trust that everything has a reason. Look for that reason rather than focusing on the chaos. Keep your mind open to the bigger picture.

Happy relationships don't mean everything's perfect, it just means you've decided to look beyond the imperfections

It's hard to explain something to a person who doesn't want to understand.

Real men don't love the most beautiful girl in the world, they love the girl who can make their world the most beautiful

The person who has truly loved you is the only one who has the strength to accept your mistakes and forgive you.
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Jun 23, 2011

Something to ponder on....

(Got this from a friend in Facebook, Mangesh, who sends me wonderful motivational quotes and emails and am sharing it)

When you start judging yourself, by looking through the eyes of your parents, husband, friends, or boss, you will end up running around doing more and more in an effort to gain their approval.
It does not take long before you end up feeling exhausted, resentful and ready to give up. Trying to live your life by the expectations of others disconnects you from your own desires. It leaves you feeling empty and unmotivated. The gratification that comes from fulfilling the expectations of others is very little and short-lived. Reclaim the energy and happiness that is rightfully yours!
Be your own judge and live by your own expectations. As you reclaim your potential,you will thrive and feel energized, because you are accomplishing things that are important to you. Start today!
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Jun 21, 2011

Of dirty tactics and back stabbing...

As a unit trust consultant since Sept 2002, I've encountered all kinds of people, clients and colleagues.
Lately, there's been a group of agents which belong to one of the top Group Agency Managers in Public Mutual who resort to a lot of dirty tactics, such as stealing other agent's agents and also other agent's clients as well as flirting or even sleeping with clients to get their sales.
These unethical agents however are almost untouchable as their group agency manager happens to be one of the top achievers and kind of have 'diplomatic immunity', at least at the moment, from the company itself which is very unfair to all us other average achievers.
What can I say, some people are just greedy, selfish and will thread on other people's toes or legs just to get what they want. They have no conscience. I hope they choke on their "ill gotten gains" (that's what I think it is..)
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Jun 18, 2011

One of my favorite dessert...

This is one of my favorite dessert. Creme Brulee. I just love the custard-like smooth texture with the crispy caramelized shell on top.
This particular one I had, whilst having lunch with a colleague of mine from work, at the Cafe Vienna on the 3rd Floor of Suria KLCC. It was sumptious and yummilicious. It costed RM12 but for me, I think it was worth it!!!
And it was a treat from my friend, one I really enjoyed.. :-p
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Chocolate blessing... :-p

Lately, I would think my fridge is a chocoholic's dream.. It sure is mine.. I've been having a chocolate 'goldrush'.. Ever since two months or so, my fridge never seem to run out of chocolate..
I had penpals sending me chocolates from Japan, USA and Russia, chocolate tags, and then...
My daughter celebrated her 16th birthday and we got Cadbury chocolates and a huge Toblerone.
Some prized Leprechaun chocs, Milky Moo mints from Ireland from my dear penpal Dee, and some Milka strawberry yogurt and Daim from another dear pal in Germany, Katrin!!! Yummilicious...

Women


"Because women's work is never done and is underpaid or unpaid or boring or repetitious.
We're the first to get fired.
What we look like is more important than what we do.
If we get raped it's our fault.
If we get beaten we must have provoked it.
If we raised our voices, we're nagging bitches.
If we enjoy sex, we are nymphos.
If we don't, we are frigid.

Jun 17, 2011

Some Deepak Chopra... Motivation...

Never doubt your own strength. Be confident. No one has the power to make you feel small except you. You have the power to think that you are someone great. Your success lies in how you estimate yourself.
Make the most of yourself. Don't shortchange yourself. Take pride in your work and do it to the best of your knowledge. If you are convinced of your good work, it would be easy to convince others.
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Jun 12, 2011

X-Men: First Class Movie Trailer 2 Official (HD)

X-Men First Class Cast of Characters

X-Men: First Class is the fifth installment of the X-Men film series, a prequel to the other films in the franchise that was released on June 3, 2011 in the United States.

It is an origin film focusing on the friendship between Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr before they became Professor X and Magneto respectively and the creation of their mutant groups, the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Mutants. The film is set primarily in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis against the Hellfire Club.

Here are the characters from the movie X-Men: First Class as pulled off from the pages of Marvel Comics and given to life in the silver screen.

Professor Charles Xavier / Professor X (James McAvoy) – Founder of Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, which provides a safe haven for mutants and teaches them to master their abilities. He possesses vast telepathic powers, and is among the most powerful Earth-born telepaths in the Marvel Universe.

James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier  Professor X

Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto (Michael Fassbender) - The leader and founder of the Brotherhood of Mutants. He is a powerful mutant with the ability to generate and control magnetism

Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto

Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon) – A scientist and the leader of the Hellfire Club, a secret society bent on taking over the world. Shaw is a mutant who can absorb kinetic energy used against him and use it as super strength and speed.

Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw

Raven / Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) – A shape-shifting mutant whose natural appearance includes blue skin and yellow eyes. Rebecca Romijn who played the character in the previous X-Men movies makes a cameo appearance as an older Mystique.

Jennifer Lawrence as Raven  Mystique

Emma Frost / White Queen (January Jones) – A telepath who can also change her body into diamond form; also a member of the Hellfire Club.

January Jones as Emma Frost  White Queen

Dr. Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne) – A CIA agent and love interest of Charles Xavier.

Rose Byrne as Dr. Moira MacTaggert

Dr. Henry “Hank” McCoy / Beast (Nicholas Hoult) – A former scientist and political activist who transformed into a frightening looking mutant in an attempt to cure himself, but is kind at heart. He possesses ape-like superhuman physical strength and agility and oversized hands and feet.

Nicholas Hoult as Dr. Henry Hank McCoy  Beast

The Man in Black (Oliver Platt) – A CIA agent and head of Division X, a government agency working with the X-Men.

The United States Secretary of State (Ray Wise)

Angel Salvadore (Zoë Kravitz) - A mutant with housefly wings and acidic saliva.

Zoë Kravitz as Angel Salvadore

Sean Cassidy / Banshee (Caleb Landry Jones) - A mutant with the ability of supersonic screaming and flight.

Caleb Landry Jones as Sean Cassidy / Banshee

Alex Summers / Havok (Lucas Till) - A mutant who has the ability to absorb energy and discharge it as blasts.

Lucas Till as Alex Summers / Havok

Armando Muñoz / Darwin (Edi Gathegi) – A mutant with the power of “reactive evolution.”

Edi Gathegi as Armando Muñoz / Darwin

Azazel (Jason Flemyng) – A Hellfire Club member who has the ability to teleport across interdimensional distances, generate bolts and streams of paralyzing energy, as well as destructive energy which causes a form of disintegration, and can disguise his appearance.

Jason Flemyng as Azazel

Janos Quested / Riptide (Álex González) – A mutant with the ability to create powerful whirlwinds from his hands.

Álex González as Janos Quested / Riptide

William Stryker Sr. (Don Creech) - Father of Colonel Stryker – the villainous leader of the Weapon X project.

In an uncredited cameo appearance, Hugh Jackman reprises his role as Logan / Wolverine

Jun 8, 2011

OFFICIAL Twilight Breaking Dawn Trailer 05/06/2011



this is something I am waiting so impatiently for.... arrrggghhh.... hurry up already!!!!!
I need my fix!!!!

Jun 6, 2011

Sexist madness

There's a new club in town who calls themself the "Obedient Wives Club" which offers classes to help wives "serve their husband better than a first class prostitute".. supposedly to help promote harmonious marriages and counter social ills... Hmmm...
Ummm... It's VP said it was time sexual prowess took a front seat in marriage, beyond that of the traditional "good mother or good cook" roles. And that a "good and religious wife should also be good in bed" and that "husbands who was kept happy in the bedroom would have no reason to stray, seek out prostitutes or indulge in other social vices" ... Hmm...
Just a few questions from me...
In the cases of women or husbands with low sexual drives... Will they also supply some aphrodisiacs, I wonder?
How about the men? shouldn't they be trained to learn how to treat their wives right, too..
And hmm.. How do first class prostitutes treat their clients? (Someone I know asked that question as he said he'd never been to a first class prostitute in his life and don't know the difference....)
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Jun 5, 2011

Quotes from Kung Fu Panda 2


Lord Shen: The only reason you are still alive is that I find your stupidity mildly amusing.
Po: Well thank you, but I find your evilness extremely annoying!
Lord Shen: Who do you think you are, Panda?
Po: Who do you think I am, Peacock?


Soothsayer: Your story may not have such a happy beginning, but that doesn’t make you who you are, it is the rest of your story, who you choose to be… …So who are you Panda?


Shifu: Anything is possible when you have inner peace.


Shifu: Once I realized the problem was not you but within me. I found inner peace and was able to harness the flow of the universe.


Lord Shen: How did you find peace? I took away your parents, everything, I scarred you for life.
Po: See that’s the thing Shen, scars heal,
Lord Shen: No they don’t… wounds heal.
Panda: Oh yah… what do scars do? They fade I guess.
Lord Shen: I don’t care what scars do…
Panda: You should Shen. You got to let go of the stuff from past – because it just doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is what you choose to be now.

Jun 2, 2011

Santa Singh (a joke)

Fed up with people making fun of him, Santa Singh decided to change his religion. He joined a priest in a church as his assistant.

One day the priest was called away for an emergency. Not wanting to leave the confessional unattended, He called Santa (his new assistant) and asked him to cover for him.

Santa told him he wouldn't know what to say, but the priest told him to stay with him for a little while and learn what to do. Santa joined the priest and then followed him into the confessional.

A few minutes later a woman came in and said "Father, forgive me for I have sinned".

Priest: "What did you do?"

Woman: " I committed adultery"

Priest: "How many times?"

Woman: "Three times"

Priest: "Say Two Hail Marys, put $ 5..00 in the charity box, and sin no more"

A few minutes later a man entered the confessional. He said father, forgive me for I have sinned"

Priest: "What did you do?"

Man: "I committed adultery"

Priest: "How many times?"

Man: "Three times"

Priest: "Say two Hail Marys, put $ 5.00 in the charity box, and sin no more"

Santa, a quick learner, told the priest that he understood the job and the priest could leave. Santa was now alone. A few minutes later another woman entered and said "Father, forgive me for I have sinned"

Santa: "What did you do?"

Woman: "I committed adultery"

Santa: "How many times?"

Woman: "Once"

Santa: "Go do it two more times, we have a special offer this week, three times for $ 5.00"




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Creating more sins to cover a sin

Today's Malaysian newspapers' ( Kosmo and Metro) headlined a case of an innocent new born baby thrown off one of the top floors of an apartment building. The baby smashed on the ground below, his poor little head smashed into bits like how a watermelon would.
Even the police officer who has to deal with the gruesome task of collecting the baby's body was sad.
What was the sin of the poor newborn baby to have his very short life ended so violently?
This is not the only case. There are so many other cases of newborns strangled, drowned, burned, left for the ants to bite and sting to death. And why? Just because his irresponsible parents did not want him or her because of the fear of shame.
Oh what would society and people say about them having a child out of wedlock? Oh, what would their parents say?
For heaven's sake, if you've made a mistake, live with it, own up to it!! Why worry what people say? Just do the right thing. There are lots of people out there, too, who made the same mistake but choose instead to face the music and the responsibility. I am not proud of it, but I am just one of them. I was also a teenager, hungry for love and affection, and I too got pregnant by my then boyfriend out of wedlock, but we both chose to face the music and whatever criticism from society or disappointment from our parents and got married and have our daughter. The first few months or maybe the first year was challenging and we probably had to put on a thick face, as we faced not only society but also friends, family and relatives, but we pulled through and our daughter is now 16, a beautiful, independent, feisty and intelligent girl and the pride of our lives and popular among her relatives, friends and such. And I am just so proud of her!!!!
So, if you've already done the sin of having sex outside wedlock and find yourself knocked up or pregnant, please instead of adding murder and taking a life to your multitude of ever growing lists of sins, why not take the responsibility to face up your mistakes or if you really can't, give the child away to a good home instead or put it in one of the baby hatches in the country. There are lots of people who want to adopt and badly want a baby. Don't kill an innocent little soul!!!!
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Anne

At almost 7 years old, my youngest baby is full of surprises. She is spoilt, I feel my husband over indulges her at times, and I admit giving in to her a lot of times, but she and me, are inseparable, never been separated for more then a few days ever since she was born, in comparison with the blunder I made when I was younger, with my two older children(leaving them, as I had no other alternatives with my ex in laws after my divorce), which have seemingly ruined our 'bonding', especially with my son.
However, she is absolutely adorable, a joy to have. We could fight and we could argue and she has a terrible temper sometimes, but there's no denying that she loves me almost as much as I love her.
She is my youngest girl, but she tunes in to my feelings better then my older children or anyone else. She would touch my brow and wet a towel to put on my forehead if she thought I was sick.
She would give me a hug and a kiss, and wipe away my tears when I was upset.
She would even shut the TV, take me by the hand and lead me upstairs to my room and tuck me to bed during the times I was knackered and fell asleep while watching TV or something.
She would kiss me and cuddle me before she goes to sleep, and again when she wakes up.
The little things a little 6 year old girl (going to be 7 next month) does for her mom. These are what that makes my little princess so precious to me. She is God's gift to me and I adore her from the top of her head to her little toes.
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Jun 1, 2011

A day of indulging my little princess

I took a little time away from work to indulge my little girl today. Considering I was working on my own, it was not a problem at all.
I took her to the Pavilion and we got our tickets for the movie "Pirates of the Carribean - On Stranger Tides". Seeing then we had an hour to kill, we hopped across the road to Starhill to check out the first Sephora store in Malaysia. Anne picked up a small bottle of the body spray "Vanilla Creme Brulee" scented. We then went to Uniqlo at the Fahrenheit and checked it out. They had awesomely cute t shirts and all but none for Anne's size. Then we went for our movie. It was pretty awesome.
After the movie, Anne wanted to go for some ice cream and pulled me into Baskin Robbins 31. Since it was Wednesday, we opted for the promotional junior sundae with Bubble Gum flavour and Vanilla yogurt with caramel ribbons and chocolate turtles.
We then went downstairs to watch the "Justice League live show" the Pavilion mall offering.
After that we went to J.Co to get half a dozen doughnuts and had a bowl of fishball noodles at the food hall. Then we took a stroll back to KLCC via Jln Kia Peng and the KLCC park to source out some possible places for our little upcoming mini gathering...
Anne had a happy day...
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