Archive for July, 2007

Forceful disclaimer

I grinned when I read this disclaimer appended to the bottom of my friend’s company’s outgoing emails:- 
 
“Privileged/Confidential Information may be contained in this message. If you are not the addressee indicated in this message (or responsible for delivery of the message to such person, you may not copy or deliver this message to anyone. In such case, you should destroy this message and kindly notify the sender by reply email. Please advise immediately if you or your employer does not consent to email for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of the Gr**pM companies shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it.”
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Sawatdi ka! – Blunder identified during my Bangkok trip

In order to get myself out of rut, I visited Bangkok on July 12th.

 

FOC Bangkok Map

I found this when I was happily perusing the FOC Bangkok Map I got from Suvarnabhumi Airport:-

Chinatown: Centre on Yaowarat Road and Sampheng Lane, Bangkok’s chinatown offers a profusion of gold shops as well as 2 nearby traditional shopping places, Ban Mo Jewellery Street and Phahurat Cloth Market.

 

And do have a closer look at the accompanying photo:-

Jalan Petaling?!!!!

Translating literally

My friend and I were amused by some of the Chinese subtitles of Die Hard 4.0 which read like these (I’m sure it’s not owing to our short-sightedness):-

There u go!

你去那里!

Here we go!

我们去那里!

Look like we have company!

看来我们有公司!

认识你,真好

我们交集平行的路

已经看到尽头

很快地

就要走到分道扬镳的路口

虽然只是君子之交

如水

我会怀念

有你相伴的日子

肩并肩走过的路

沿路的风景和那偶尔溢出的关怀

losing faith

I must be strong! STRONG!!!!

Life’s hitting me in the head with a brick. I MUST NOT LOSE FAITH! Must not!

I’m convinced that : 天将降大任于是人也,必先若其心志,劳其筋骨,饿其体肤,空乏其身,行拂乱其所为,所以动心忍性,曾益其所不能。人恒过,然后能改;困于心,衡于虑,而后作;徵于色,发于声,而后喻.

Good bras (Category: since childhood)

I don’t wish to compare, but there are friends who play more significant roles in my life.

Best friends are like good bras: hard to find, supportive, comfortable, always lift you up, never leave you hanging, make you look great, and always close to your heart.
From left: Xiao Wei, Yen & R Juin. Birdie Hui’s standing in front.
I just realized: I do not have any digital photo of Lamy Lee….

Another 2 bras: Hsio Ling and Wennie.

Initially, I plan to write in great lengths describing their characters. BUT I’m just too lazy tired to do so…The good deeds that you all have done to me are just simply beyond the description of words!

http://apps.rockyou.com/board/board.swf?instanceid=2219506

Like attracts like. We attract people like ourselves. I found this statement cannot be any truer. My bra buddies’ sampat-ness is actually on a par with mine.

Last but not least, hopefully they can be my long-lasting bras and prevent my ** from sagging!


I spot you, creativity!

Series #9 Light bulb reuse!

Reflection of the day

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Inside the glass bottle…

“I want to walk tall, believe in myself, have the courage to ask for what I want and need, and live a life that mattered. I want to wake up in the morning with a smile on my face and know that I am loved and that I belonged. I am desperate to feel worthy and I am hungry for the opportunity to live my fullest potential.” - modified from "The Dark Side of the Light Chasers" - Debbie Ford

Under the apple tree…

"If you are not spending all of your waking life in discontent, worry, anxiety, depression, despair, or consumed by other negative states; if you are able to enjoy simple things like listening to the sound of the rain or the wind; if you can see the beauty of clouds moving across the sky or be alone at times without feeling lonely or needing the mental stimulus of entertainment; if you find yourself treating a complete stranger with heartfelt kindness without wanting anything from him or her... it means that a space has opened up, no matter how briefly, in the otherwise incessant stream of thinking that is the human mind." - A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle

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Ich lese….

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The time keeper by Mitch Albom

The art of thinking clearly by Rolf Dobelli

The first phone call from heaven by Mitch Albom

Inferno by Dan Brown

For one more day by Mitch Albom

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

A study in scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

The five people you meet in heaven by Mitch Albom

Have a little faith by Mitch Albom

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

To kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge

Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

A Fresh Start by John Chapman

Inspiring quotes!

If someone prays for patience, you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prayed for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be courageous? If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other? (God in "Evan Almighthy")
“To love another person is to see the face of God.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain
Aggie: "But what about the people who hurt you? Don't you ever want to make them suffer?" Norman Babcock: "Well, yeah, but what good would that do? You think just because there's bad people that there's no good ones either? I thought the same thing for a while. But there's always someone out there for you. Somewhere." - Paranorman
"机遇总是偏爱有准备的人"
“You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” by Walter Hagen
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, body totally worn out and screaming "WOOOHOOOO what a ride!" - by anonymous
When you travel, it’s not like you take a part of each place away with you; rather, it’s as if you leave a part of yourself there, like a part of you forever belongs to that place – the time, the people, and the things you saw; and over time, it gets burned deeper into your soul - by anonymous