Tuesday, June 30, 2009

BBQ Rules

Therefore, it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking activity .

When a man volunteers to do the BBQ, the following chain of events are put into motion:

(1) The woman buys the food.
(2) The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makes dessert.
(3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the grill – beer in hand.
(4) The woman remains outside the compulsory three meter exclusion zone where the exuberance of testosterone and other manly bonding activities can take place without the interference of the woman.

Here comes the important part:

More routine…
(6) The woman goes inside to organize the plates and cutlery.
(7) The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is looking great. He thanks her and asks if she will bring another beer while he flips the meat

Important again:

More routine…
(9) The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauces, and brings them to the table.
(10) After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.

And most important of all:
(11) Everyone PRAISES the MAN and THANKS HIM for his cooking efforts.
(12) The man asks the woman how she enjoyed ‘ her night off ‘, and, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there’s just no pleasing some women.


Prayer vs Trespassing


VIP toilet

At least it is the seating type...


Lifewasting Error


Way to Happiness


Why does my voice sound different when I hear it on a recording?

It sounds different because it is different. “When you speak, the vocal folds in your throat vibrate, which causes your skin, skull and oral cavities to also vibrate, and we perceive this as sound,” explains Ben Hornsby, a professor of audiology at Vanderbilt University. The vibrations mix with the sound waves traveling from your mouth to your eardrum, giving your voice a quality — generally a deeper, more dignified sound — that no one else hears.

Through a loudspeaker or recording device, you pick up sound only through air conduction. “The sound we’re used to hearing has a lower frequency from the bone vibrations,” Hornsby says. “We like that because it sounds rich and full.” Many people cringe at the playback sound because our brain struggles to accept that this foreign voice is our own.


Sunday, June 28, 2009


A Cherokee Indian was a special guest at an elementary school.
He talked to the children about his tribe and its traditions,
then shared with them this fun fact:
"There are no swear words in the Cherokee language."
One boy raised his hand,
"But what if you're hammering a nail and accidentally smash your thumb?"
"That," the man answered,
"is when we use your language."


Computer Servicing


Future Dating Profile


Top 10 Michael Jackson Moments

1. A Breakout Star
As a scrawny kid from Gary, Ind., in child-sized bell-bottoms and a radiant smile, Michael Jackson first stepped onto the scene at age 11 as part of the unforgettable Jackson 5.

2. Thriller
Jackson's 1982 album Thriller became a worldwide sensation and established the artist as a transcendent superstar. "Jackson is the biggest thing since the Beatles," TIME declared.

3. The Single Glove Debuts
In a 1983 television special commemorating the 25th anniversary of Motown, Jackson debuted the crystal-encrusted glove that would become his most recognizable wardrobe hallmark. It quickly became a sensation: so many kids wanted to imitate Jackson's style that by 1984 a New Jersey high school had banned students from wearing a single white glove.

4. Up in Flames
A 25-year-old Jackson was filming a Pepsi commercial in Los Angeles on Jan. 27, 1984, when a pyrotechnic display exploded behind him, burning his glossy Jheri curls as he sang "Billie Jean" in front of 3,000 fans. Jackson covered his head with a coat to put the fire out and was later hospitalized with second-degree burns on his scalp.

5. Moonwalking
All the unverified accusations and nose jobs in the world can't change the fact that when Michael Jackson glided across the floor in skinny black pants and bright white socks, he looked like the coolest person in the world. His ability to keep one leg straight as he moved the other backward was an act of dexterity and timing.

6. A Private Playground
Nestled in the hills of California's Santa Ynez Valley near Los Angeles, Michael Jackson's 2,800-acre estate was a child's fantasy. Neverland, a sprawling theme park that took its name from the fantasy world of Peter Pan, came complete with amusement-park rides, arcade games and a private petting zoo.

7. An Unexpected Union
It was a match made in tabloid heaven: Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, and Michael Jackson, the eccentric King of Pop, married in secret in the Dominican Republic in May 1994. The newlyweds made their first public appearance together in the U.S. at the 1994 MTV Video Music Awards, and what a memorable one it was.

8. Going over the Edge
One minute, Michael Jackson was blowing kisses to fans from the balcony of his presidential suite at Berlin's Adlon Hotel. The next, he was clutching his 9-month-old son Prince Michael II with one arm, as the child, with its face shrouded in a blanket, dangled precariously over the edge. Fans below, once screaming in adoration, began screaming in horror.

9. Living with Michael Jackson
One of the most revealing — and disturbing — glimpses into Michael Jackson's private life came during a blockbuster interview the pop star held with British journalist Martin Bashir in 2003. Some 27 million viewers tuned in to Living with Michael Jackson, a two-hour documentary based on eight months of unprecedented access to the music icon.

10. On Trial
In December 2003, months after the airing of the Living with Michael Jackson documentary, in which Jackson held hands with a child and outlined his habit of sharing a bed with young boys, Jackson was charged with child molestation and alcohol and conspiracy charges that carried a potential sentence of nearly 20 years in prison.

Read more by clicking on the link to TIME.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Office at the beach


CheerLeader Blunder


Michael Jackson dead at 50

Michael suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this afternoon at his Holmby Hills home and paramedics were unable to revive him. We’re told when paramedics arrived Jackson had no pulse and they never got a pulse back.

A source tells us Jackson was dead when paramedics arrived.

Once at the hospital, the staff tried to resuscitate him but he was completely unresponsive.

We’re told one of the staff members at Jackson’s home called 911.

La Toya ran in the hospital sobbing after Jackson was pronounced dead.

Michael is survived by three children: Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince “Blanket” Michael Jackson II.


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

No brainer


Advice from a wise woman

Written By Regina Brett of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio. “To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I’ve ever written.

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone…

4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

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

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion, today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25.. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

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

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time.

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

32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.

35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.

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

42. The best is yet to come.

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

44. Yield.

45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.


Skinny Dip

The weather was very hot and this man wanted desperately to take a dive in a nearby lake. He didn't bring his swimming outfit, but who cared? He was all alone. So he undressed and got into the water.

After some delightful minutes of cool swimming, a pair of old ladies walked onto the shore in his direction. He panicked, got out of the water and grabbed a bucket lying
in the sand nearby. He held the bucket in front of his private area and sighed with relief.

The ladies got nearby and looked at him. He felt awkward and wanted to move. Then one of the ladies said: "You know, I have a special gift, I can read minds, and I know what you are thinking."

"Impossible", said the embarrassed man, "You really know what I think?"

"Yes", the lady replied, "Right now, I bet you think that the bucket you're holding has a bottom."


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Chart - Largest Bankruptcies

Last week, General Motors began the fourth largest bankruptcy proceedings in history, joining the many other large and venerable companies that have sunk to the bottom during this economic crisis.


Asian Poses

Simply smiling in a photo is so boring, why not strike a pose? Asians are notorious for their quirky and cute poses and this site focuses on documenting these poses.

To help you recognize various poses, visual aids will be provided courtesy of popular Korean, Japanese, and Chinese models. The site's style was inspired by the website Stuff White People Like, which often includes witty remarks, sarcasm, and stuff that is offensive if you can't take a joke.

Read more at Asian Poses


Sun Jar

Jam jars store jam, the Sun jar collects and stores sunshine so that you can use it at night. Made with a traditional Mason jar and high tech energy lighting! Captured inside the jar are a highly efficient solar cell, rechargeable battery and low energy LED lamps.

When the Sun jar is placed in sunlight the solar cell creates an electrical current that charges the battery over a few hours. This energy is then used at night to power the three LED lamps inside the jar.


19 roses or a dozen?

The young man ahead of my father at the flower shop
was taking an unusually long time to place his order.
When the clerk asked how she could help,
he explained that his girlfriend was turning 19
and he couldn't decide whether to give her a dozen roses or 19 roses --
one for each year of her life.
The woman put aside her business judgment and advised,
"She may be your 19-year-old girlfriend now,
but someday she could be your 50-year-old wife."
The young man bought a dozen roses.


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mother Duck steps on Baby Duck

Like most mothers, this duck is probably getting tired of telling her brood not to get under her feet. But at least one of them hasn’t been listening.
The duckling was soundly stepped on when its busy mother shepherded the youngsters out of the way of an approaching swan.
The duckling sprang back up, fluffing up its feathers indignantly before trailing after its siblings by the River Avon in Christchurch, Dorset

More pics here.


Ang Pow Money for Wedding Dinner

Well, during good months, could receive several wedding invitations. That is the most difficult time, you feel happy for your friend but at the same time you feel sad for your wallet, because you will be paying a lot of money for some "luxury" dinner. Here got a newspaper cutting (not sure the source), on the "market rate" for the ang pow.


Battery Organizer

Battery Organizer with tester puts an end to frustrating searches for batteries, only to find they’re dead. This battery center stores and organizes up to 66 batteries: AA, AAA, C, D, 9V and button cells. Includes built-in tester, so you’ll know how much power you’ve got. Slips into a drawer or mounts on the wall with included hardware.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Great Timing


Angry Dog


Monster Barrel

An N.C. State University student faces criminal charges for what is best described as a "barrel monster" built out of construction barrels that towered for a while over Hillsborough Street.

Raleigh police believe the monster was the brainchild of Joe Carnevale, a 22-year-old junior majoring in history. It had a short lifespan, up for less than a day on May 31.

Read the full story here.


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Partly Cloudy from Pixar


Speeding motorist

A police officer in a small town stopped a motorist who was speeding down Main Street. "But officer," the man began, "I can explain."
"Quiet!" snapped the officer. "I'm going to let you spend the night in jail until the chief gets back."
"But, officer, I just wanted to say,"
"And I said be quiet! You're going to jail!"
A few hours later the officer looked in on his prisoner and said, "Lucky for you, the chief's at his daughter's wedding. He'll be in a good mood when he gets back."
"Don't count on it," answered the guy in the cell. "I'm the groom."


Could have been worse...

Three friends had a good friend named Joe and he was, naturally, an eternal optimist. At every bad situation he would always say ''It could have been worse.'' His friends hated that quality about him, so they came up with a story so horrible that not even Joe could come up with a bright side.

So the next day, only two of his friends showed up for a golf date. Joe asked, ''Where's Gary?''

And one of his friends said, ''Didn't you hear? Yesterday, Gary found his wife in bed with another man, shot them both, and then turned the gun on himself.''

Joe says,''Well it could have been worse.''

Both his friends said, ''How in hell could it be worse? Your best friend just killed himself!''

Joe says, ''If it had happened two days ago, I'd be dead now!''


Top 10 Jobs Singaporean shuns

Surely a job paying more than $1,000 will find ready takers, especially in these difficult times? Not always true – Singaporeans are shunning certain jobs. A Sunday Times check found 10 jobs that pay more than $1,000 which locals, even jobless ones, are reluctant to take up.

1 Bus driver
Salary: $1,700 to $3,500

Why Singaporeans shun the job: Long and irregular hours, dealing with difficult commuters

Said Ms Tammy Tan, spokesman for SBS Transit: ‘It is a challenge attracting Singaporeans to join us as Bus Captains. This is despite our various efforts over the years to promote the profession.’

2 Telemarketer
Salary: $800 to $1,000 plus commissions

Why Singaporeans shun the job: Lots of patience and perseverance required

Read the rest here.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Nude Mona Lisa

Leonardo da Vinci may have painted his famous Mona Lisa in a number of styles -- including nude. This painting, which features many parallels to the original Mona Lisa, was attributed to Leonardo da Vinci at purchase in 1845. But it may just be based on one of the artist's now-lost works.

Read more here.


Top Ten Breathtaking Viewing Platform

Wanna conquer your fear of heights? Here are the top 10 destination you should go.


Think of your sponsor!


Marine Vs Army


Oldie but Goldie

"On the first night of their honeymoon, the new bride tells her husband,
'I have a confession to make.
I'm not a virgin. I've been with one other guy.'
'Oh yeah? Who was the guy?'
'Tiger Woods, the golfer.'
'Well, he's rich, famous and handsome. I can understand that.'
The couple then makes passionate love.
When they finish, the husband gets up and walks to the telephone.
'What are you doing?' asks the wife.
'I'm hungry. I'm calling room service.
''Tiger wouldn't do that.''Oh yeah? What would Tiger do?''
He'd come back to bed and do it a second time.
'The husband drops the phone and makes love to his wife a second time.
When they finish, he goes back to the phone.
'What are you doing now?' she asks.
'I'm still hungry, so I'm going to ring room service for some food.''
Tiger wouldn't do that.''Oh yeah? What would Tiger do?
''He'd come back to bed and do it one more time.'
The husband puts the phone down and heads back to bed.
Exhausted after the third love making session,
he shuffles back to the phone and starts to dial.
The wife asks, 'Are you calling room service?''
No! I'm calling Tiger Woods to find out what's par for this hole!'"


Penguin Vs Ostrich - Animation


Revenge of the 3 little pigs


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Little Wheels

This is a straight forward nicely done cute little flash games. Hints are given at each action point so that players do not have to search or crack their heads like those escape from the room kind of games.

Play here.

National Debt

Japan and US have the largest debt...


Examples on how to take good photos

Well, it just say what's right and what's wrong, it doesn't teach you the technique to take the picture correct.

Anyway, here goes, 78 examples here.

Camouflage Piggy Ride


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Staring Contest


Shell Sink


4 Eggs or 4 Children


Nuns at baseball games

Sitting behind a couple of nuns at a baseball game, whose headgear partially blocked the view, three men decided to badger the nuns in an effort to get them to move. In a very loud voice, the first guy said, "I think I'm going to move to Utah, there are only 100 nuns living there."

The second guy spoke up and said, "I want to go to Montana, there are only 50 nuns living there."

The third guy said, "I want to go to Idaho, there are only 25 nuns living there."

One of the nuns turned around, looked at the men, and in a very sweet, calm, voice said, "Why don't you go to hell. There aren't any nuns there."


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Lightning Strikes Water

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Giant Leopard Moth

The Giant Leopard Moth is a moth of the family Arctiidae. It is distributed throughout the Southern and Eastern United States from New England to Mexico… This species has a wingspan of 3 inches. The wings of this moth are bright white with a pattern of neat black blotches, some solid and some hollow. The abdomen is dark blue with orange markings, the male has a narrow yellow line on the sides. Its legs have black and white bands. Adult moths are rather strictly nocturnal and do not generally fly before nightfall.


Underwater dinner

Somewhat similar to Singapore Sentosa Underwater World, except this is a resturant in Hilton Maldives.