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					                 MAY 2012                        VOLUME 1 ISSUE 2

                  LIKE T
                  ‘Nuff said, if you don’t come across it, then
                             we will bring it to you!

          Full Glass Of
Dessert Test
Birth Test


I’ll Carry You Out
            every morning
                 until  We are Old
Let Us Stay C
                                      rld Has
              Th e Wo
               rned Upside-



            “The world stands on its head”. You
           will notice in the pictures how every ar-
         rangement seems very accurate and how
       all the main items in a normal house appear
     upside down in this design too. We salute
    this wonderful burst of creativity and we are
  looking forward for more out-of-the-box archi-
               And everyone thought...
        It was Just a Simple Game
                                                             Everyone and anyone is playing Draw
                                                             Something. The newest mobile game
                                                             that is becoming a viral a sensation on
                                                             its own, having been downloaded over
                                                             50 million times in its first 50 days while
                                                             turning a nation of gamers into obses-
                                                             sive scribblers. Some, however, have
                                                             put Draw Something’s rudimentary
                                                             tools to the test, cranking out impres-
                                                             sive works of art despite the game’s
                                                             drawing tool limitations. Simply stated,
                                                             it will put your stick figures to shame.
  nt en ts
11   Handy-dandy Stuff

     Check out these stuff that does
     helpful stuff other than what it
     is supposed to do.

     A Full Glass of Milk

     One day, a poor boy who was
     selling goods from door to door,
     to pay for his hungry stomach,
     decided he would ask for a
     meal at the next house...

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                                                   The Empty Box

                                                   In a very real sense, each of
                                                   us as parents has been given a
                                                   gold container filled with un-
                                                   conditional love and kisses from
                                                   our children.

                                    29             Birth Test

                                                   Your birth date describes who
                                                   we are, what we are good at and
                                                   what our inborn abilities are. It
                                                   also points to what we have to
                                                   learn and the challenges we are

                                                   I’ll Carry You Out Every
                                                   Morning Until We Are Old
                                                   On my wedding day, I carried
                                                   my wife in my arms. The bridal
                                                   car stopped in front of our one-
                                                   room flat. So I carried her into
                                                   our home. She was then plump
                                                   and shy. I was a strong and happy

50   Hear The Music

     Too many people put off something that
     brings them joy just because they haven’t
     thought about it, don’t have it on their
     schedule, didn’t know it was coming or
     are too rigid to depart from their routine.

     Dessert Test

     If all the desserts are sitting in front
     of you, which would you choose?
     Pick your desserts and then see
     what it says about you.

    Flying Car - Is It Really a
        Possibility... Now?
Flying cars used to be science fiction, now they are
fact. The new “Flying Car” made an appearance at
the New York International Auto Show. SmartMon-
ey’s Kelli Grant got the lowdown on what it takes to
actually own one. And seriously, what is the insur-
ance on a car that flies?
• Remove stains. Rub the chalk on
the stains before washing. It ab-
sorbs the oils thus making it easier
to remove the stain.
• Prevent tarnish. The chalk ab-
sorbs moisture thus when it is wrap        NAIL POLISH
in cheesecloth and stored with the         • Secure a screw. Loose screws on
silverware, it prevents tarnishing.
• Steady a screwdriver. Rubbing
                                           cabinets can be tightened by brush-
                                           ing nail polish on screw threads.            DISPOSABLE CUPS
                                           Insert the screw and let dry before          • Raise your centerpiece. Turn
chalk on the handle of a screw-                                                         small cups upside down to sup-
driver before using it prevent it          using again. It also keep the screw
                                           from rusting.                                port and elevate your centerpiece
from slipping in your hands.                                                            so it won’t be hidden behind the
• Keep ants out. The ingredient            • Prevent tarnish. Kepp costume jew-
                                           elry from turning black with a coat of       roast!
calcium carbonate, which many                                                           • Save on dishwashing. Have
chalk contains, turns off ants.            clear nail polish.
                                           • Seal an envelope. If you are doubt-        guest write their name on their
                                           ing whether the glue will hold or not,       cup with a permanent marker, to
                                           then brush a thin polish on the under-       keep track of it.
                                           side of the flap before sealing.             • Set Jell-O fast. Pour your Jell-O
                                                                                        into small paper cups and refrig-
                                                                                        erate. In 20 minutes it will be
                                                                                        • Make a sifter. You can sprinkle
                                                                                        powdered sugar on desserts easily
                                                                                        by poking holes in the bottom of
                                                                                        the cup. When you are done, you
                                                                                        can easily dispose of the cup.
  • Protect walls from cracks. A piece
  of tape on the spot where you are go-
  ing to hammer a nail will prevent the
                                                     RUBBER BANDS
                                                     • Identify a bottle. You can easily identify a conditioner
  paint from chipping.                               from a shampoo, even if your eyes are filled with suds
  • Save a button. If the threads of                 by wrapping a rubber band around a shampoo bottle.
  your button is getting loose while                 • Hold a lid tighter. Secure the lid of the dish by stretch-
  wearing it, put a small piece over it              ing a band over the top.
  to hold the button in place until you              • Grip a tool better. Wrapping a rubber band around the
  get home.                                          handle of a hammer or screwdriver results in a firmer
  • Steady a candle. Fit a candle snugly             grip.
  in the holder by wrapping a few lay-               • Extend the waistline. Hook a rubber band through the
  ers around the bottom to secure it.                botton hole and then secure the other end to the button
                                                     for an extra space of breathing room.
                                                          Full Glass Of
                                                       O   ne day, a poor
                                                           boy who was
                                                           selling goods
                                                    from door to door,
                                                   to pay for his hungry
                                                  stomach, decided he
                                                  would ask for a meal at
                                                 the next house.
                                                 On the way through school, he found he had only
                                                one thin dime left and he was very hungry.
                                             However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young

                                           woman opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked
                                         for a drink of water.
                                       The woman thought he looked hungry, so brought him a
                                     large glass of milk.
                                    He drank it slowly, and then asked, “How much do I owe
                                    you?” “You don’t owe me anything,” she replied. “Mother has
                                    taught us, never to accept pay for a kindness.”
                                    He said...”Then I thank you from my heart.”
                                    Years later that young woman became critically ill. The lo-
                                    cal doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city,
                                    where they called in specialists to study her rare disease.
    Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation. When he heard the name of
    the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes.
    Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room. Dressed
    in his doctor’s gown he went in to see her. He recognized her at once.
    He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life,
    from that day he gave special attention to the case.
    After a long struggle, the battle was won. Dr. Kelly requested the business office
    to pass the final bill to him for approval.
    He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge and the bill was sent to her
    The woman feared opening it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to
    pay for it all.
    Finally she looked, and something caught her attention on the side of the bill. She
    read these words...

                      a glass of
Paid     in full with rd Kelly
milk.      D r. Howa

 Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart
 prayed: Thank You, God, that Your
 love has spread abroad through
 human hearts and hands.
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                                                You Wouldn’t Dream
READiculous !                                        Possible
We may hold the distinction of being
the highest form of animal, but it still
does not hinder us from engaging in
strange and weird competitions. Give
yourself a laugh and see for yourself
some of the worlds “zany” competition.
World Pea Shooting Championships
UK have competitive pea shooting, which takes place
in the village of Witcham. The small green missiles are
launched using a manner of shooters, toward a soft
putty target. Nowadays entrants are using laser-guid-     Rock Paper Scissors
ed shooters and home-made pea machine guns.
                                                          World Championship
The World Beard and                                       This schoolyard pastime, has even been broad-
Moustache Championships                                   cast by Fox Sports Net and sponsored by Bud
                                                          Light. This American championships lead to one
This beardy competition gives rise to thousands of
                                                          lucky winner – Sean Sears – winning an incred-
carefully coiffed men, all vying for the title of most
                                                          ible $50,000.
                          inventive and perfectly
                             sculpted facial hair. En-    Extreme Ironing
                               trants include beard-
                               ed renditions of the       Extreme Ironing is not just thought of as a kooky
                                Golden Gate Bridge        sport, but the website sums it up as “the lat-
                                  just plainwhacky        est danger sport that combines the thrills of an
                                       handle bar         extreme outdoor activity with the satisfaction
                                           creations.     of a well-pressed shirt.” Competitors have taken
                                                          their laundry on speed bikes, atop mountains
                                                          whilst abseiling, on white water rafts, or done
                                                          whilst break dancing.
   Really Now!                          Min
                                Do Any of These
                                 Think our attitudes pre
                               Think we only use 10% o
                                    people’s other sens

    Seriously, Would
    You Admit to Only
    Using 10% of Your                       Think
It’s a nice thought that we
might have spare capac-
ity, but there’s no evi-
dence for it.

     Blind People’s
     Other Senses Are
     More Acute
Blind people might learn
to use their other senses
better, but they are no
more acute.

     Why Psychology
     is Just Common
If you want to see a psy-
chologist’s head explode,
tell them psychology is
just common sense.

    The Attitude-
    Behaviour Gap:
    Why We Say
One Thing But Do
The Opposite
Even when people are
doing their best to tell the
truth, there’s still only a
small relationship be-
tween people’s attitudes
and their behaviours.
                                     Newborns Bond Im-
                                     mediately with their
                              Infants don’t care who looks

e Really Matter?
                              after them for the first three
                              months, so long as someone

                                    50% of College Stu-
                                    dents Think We See
 redict our behaviours?             Like Superman, De-
 of our brains? Think blind   spite Perception Course
 ses are more acute?          Our eyes are only receptors,
                              we don’t see by sending out

  again.                      rays. But even after being told
                              the truth, people still revert al-
                              most immediately to the myth
                              that we see like Superman.

                                    Two Brains for the
                                    Price of One?
                                    The famous left-brain/
                              right-brain split in function-
                              ing isn’t nearly as dramatic as
                              you’ve been led to believe.

                                   Graphology: Connec-
                                   tions Between Hand-
                                   writing and Personal-
                              ity are true.
                              It really seems like handwrit-
                              ing should tell us something
                              about personality - but it

                                    The Mind Can Beat
                                    If only it could. Psycho-
                              logical interventions can,
                              however, help people deal
                              with the disease.

                                        Is a Bigger Brain
                                        Really Better?
                                         It’s the old, old
                              story: it’s not how big it is, it’s
                              what you do with it.
            e often learn the most from our        anger flared again when he found that the box
            children. Some time ago, a father      was empty.
            punished his 3-year-old daughter for
                                                   He yelled at her, “Don’t you know that when you
            wasting wrapping papers and rib-
                                                   give someone a present, there’s supposed to be
bons. Money was tight,
                                                   something inside of it?”
and he became in-
furiated when the                                  The little girl looked up at him with tears in her
child tried to deco-                               eyes and said, “Oh, Daddy it’s not empty. I blew
rate a box to put                                  kisses into the box. All for you, Daddy.”
under the tree.
                                                   The father was crushed. He put his arms around his
Nevertheless, the                                  little girl, and he begged her forgiveness. He kept
little girl brought                                the box by his bed for years. Whenever he was dis-
the gift to her father                                     couraged, he would take out an imaginary kiss
the next morning and                                                and remember the love of the child
said, “This is for                                                       who had put it there.
you, Daddy.”
He was                                                                   In a very real sense, each
embar-                                                                     of us as parents has been
rassed by                                                                    given a gold container
his earlier                                                                    filled with uncondi-
overre-                                                                          tional love and kisses
action,                                                                            from our children.
but his                                                                             There is no more
                                                                                      precious pos-
                                                                                       session anyone
                                                                                        could hold.


               What’s Not
               To Like?                               Life
• Make peace with your past so it won’t screw
up the present.
• It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
• Don’t compare your life to others.
You have no idea what their journey
is all about.
• Everything can change in the blink of an eye.
But don’t worry; God never blinks.
• Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
• Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful,
or joyful.

• It’s never too late to have
a happy childhood. But the
second one is up to you and no
one else.
e’s                        Part II
   • When it comes to going after what you love in life,
   don’t take no for an answer.

   • Burn the candles, use the nice
   sheets, wear the fancy lingerie.
   Don’t save it for a special occasion.
   Today is special.
       • No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
            • Frame every so-called disaster with these
                words, ‘In five years, will this matter?’
                   • Always choose life.
                    • Forgive everyone everything.
                         • Time heals almost
                          everything. Give time,
worth your
POPCORN      Wrath of the Titans

             The Three Stooges

                21 Jump Street
What Lies

   Beyond        the
                         S ta
              An oldtimer and his wife went camping for
             the first time. They set up their tent and are
                   asleep. Some hours later, the wife
                          wakes his husband.
                   “Timothy, look up at the sky and
                       tell me what you see?”
               Timothy replies, “I see millions of stars.”
               “What does that tell you?” asks his wife.
              Timothy ponders for a minute and after
            awhile he replied to his wife: “Astronomically
            speaking, it tells me that there are millions of
             galaxies and potentially billions of planets.
            Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo.
            Chronologically, it appears to be approximately
                        a quarter past three.
               Theologically, it’s evident the Lord is all-
             powerful and we are small and insignificant.
               Meteorologically, it seems we will have a
                      beautiful day tomorrow.
It is the greatest achievement of a
 teacher to enable his students to
    surpass him. - JOHN KEMENY

             What does it tell you, my dear?”
        His wife is silent for a moment, then speaks:
        “Timothy, you old fog!!! It means someone
                      has stolen our tent.”
  Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who’s the “Purrr-iest” Feline
     of Them All?
  M eeeoooowww!
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 names.                   Julier Newmar       Original.
                          Eartha Kitt          1960
                          Lee Meriwether       1966
                          Michelle Pfeiffer    1992
                          Halle Berry          2004
                          Anne Hatthaway       Present
          Birth Test
Have fun! Our birth date describes who we are, what
we are good at and what our inborn abilities are. It also
points to what we have to learn and the challenges we
are facing.
To figure out your Birth Number, add all the
numbers in the birth Date together, like in the
example, until there is only one digit. A Birth
Number does not prevent you from being any-
thing you want to be, it will just color your
choice differently and give you a little insight.

 Example March 20, 1950
 3 + 20 + 1950 = 1973
 1 + 9 + 7 + 3 = 20
 Keep going until you end up with a
 single digit number. 2 is the Birth    1 THE ORIGINATOR
 Number to read for the birth date in   1 ‘s are originals. Coming up with new ideas and
 the example.                           executing them is natural. Having things! their
                                        own way is another trait that gets them as being
 #1 THE ORIGINATOR                      stubborn and arrogant. 1’s are extremely honest
 #2 THE PEACEMAKER                      and do well to learn some diplomacy skills. They
 #3 THE LIFE OF THE PARTY               like to take the initiative and are often leaders
                                        or bosses, as they like to be the best. Being self-
 #4 THE CONSERVATIVE                    employed is definitely helpful for them. Lesson
 #5 THE NONCONFORMIST                   to learn: Others’ ideas might be just as good or
                                        better and to stay open minded.
 #7 THE INTELLECTUAL                    Famous 1’s: Tom Hanks, Robert Redford, Hulk
                                        Hogan, Carol Burnett, Wynona ! Judd, Nancy Rea-
                                        gan, Raquel Welch.
                                                      They like others to be happy and go to great
2 THE PEACEMAKER                                      lengths to achieve it. They are very popular and
2’s are the born diplomats. They are aware of         idealistic. They should learn to see the world
others’ needs and moods and often think of oth-       from a more realistic point of view.
ers before themselves. Naturally analytical and
very intuitive they don’t like to be alone. Friend-   Famous 3’s: Alan Alder, Ann Landers, Bill Cosby,
ship and companionship is very important and          Melanie Griffith, Karen Roundbutt, Salvador Dali,
can lead them to be successful in life, but on the    Jodi Foster
other hand they’d rather be alone than in an
uncomfortable relationship. Being naturally shy
they should learn to boost their self-esteem and
express themselves freely and seize the moment
                                                      4 THE CONSERVATIVE
                                                      4’s are sensible and traditional. They like order
and not put things off.                               and routine. They only act when they fully under-
Famous 2’s: President Bill Clinton, Madonna,          stand what they are expected to do.
Whoopee Goldberg, Thomas Edison, Wolfgang             They like getting their hands dirty and work-
Amadeus Mozart.                                       ing hard. They are attracted to the outdoors and
                                                      feel an affinity with nature. They are prepared to
                                                      wait and can be stubborn and persistent. They
3 THE LIFE OF THE PARTY                               should learn to be more flexible and to be nice to
3’s are idealists. They are very creative, social,    themselves.
charming, romantic, and easygoing. They start
                                                      Famous 4’s: Neil Diamond, Margaret Thatcher,
many things, but don’t always see them through.
                                                      Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tina Turner, Paul Hogan,
                                                      Oprah Winfrey
                                                       and to help.They are very loyal and make great
5 THE NONCONFORMIST                                    teachers. They like art or music.
5’s are the explorers. Their natural curiosity, risk
taking, and enthusiasm often land them in hot          They make loyal friends who take the friend-
water. They need diversity, and don’t like to be       ship seriously. 6’s should learn to differentiate
stuck in a rut. The whole world is their school and    between what they can change and what they
they see a learning possibility in every situation.    cannot.
The questions never stop.
                                                   Famous 6’s: Albert Einstein, Jane Seymour, John
They are well advised to look before they take ac- Denver, Merlyn Steep, Christopher Columbus,
tion and make sure they have all the facts before Goldie Hawn
jumping to conclusions.
Famous 5’s: Abraham Lincoln, Charlotte Bronte,
Jessica Walter, Vincent Van Gogh, Bette Midler,
Helen Keller and Mark Hail.

6’s are idealistic and need to feel useful to be
happy. A strong family connection is important
to them. Their actions influence their decisions.
They have a strong urge to take care of others
                                                       take charge of people. They view people objec-
7 THE INTELLECTUAL                                     tively. They let you know in no uncertain terms
7’s are the searchers. Always probing for hidden
                                                       that they are the boss. They should learn to
information, they find it difficult to accept things
                                                       exude their decisions on their own needs rather
at face value. Emotions don’t sway their deci-
                                                       than on what others want.
sions. Questioning everything in life, they don’t
like to be questioned themselves. They’re never        Famous 8’s: Edgar Cayce, Barbara Streisand,
off to a fast start, and their motto is slow and       George Harrison, Jane Fonda, Pablo Picasso,
steady wins the race. They come across as philos-      Aretha Franklin, Nostrodamus,
ophers and being very knowledgeable, and some-
times as loners. They are technically inclined and
make great researchers uncovering information.
They like secrets. They live in their own world
                                                       9 THE PERFORMER
                                                       9’s are natural entertainers. They are very car-
and should learn what is acceptable and what’s
                                                       ing and generous, giving away their last dollar to
not in the world at large.
                                                       help. With their charm, they have no problem
Famous 7’s: William Shakespeare, Lucille               making friends and nobody is a stranger to them.
Ball,Michael Jackson, Joan Baez, Princess Diana        They have so many different personalities that
                                                       people around them have a hard time under-
                                                       standing them. They are like chameleons, ever
                                                       changing and blending in. They have tremendous
8 THE BIG SHOT                                         luck, but also can suffer from extremes in fortune
8’s are the problem solvers. They are profession-
                                                       and mood. To be successful, they need to build a
al, blunt and to the point, have good judgment
                                                       loving foundation.
and are decisive. They have grand plans and like
to live the good life. They                            Famous 9’s: Albert Schweitzer, Shirley MacLaine,
                                                           Harrison Ford, Jimmy Carter, Elvis Presley
I’ll Carry You Out
         every morning
              until        We are Old
O    n my wedding day, I carried my wife in my arms.
 The bridal car stopped in front of our one-room flat.
 So I carried her into our home. She was then plump
 and shy. I was a strong and happy bridegroom.

                           This was the scene ten years ago.
                           We had a kid, I went into business and tried to
                           make more money. When the assets were steadily
                           increasing, the affection between us seemed to
                           ebb. Every morning we left home together and got
                           home almost at the same time. Our kid was study-
                           ing in a boarding school.
                           Our marriage life seemed to be enviably happy...
                           then Dew walked into my life.
                           My heart once again was immersed in a stream of
                           love, but this time it was for Dew. Young, attrac-
                           tive, so tempting, who would not be attracted to
                           her? I knew I am betraying mywife. But I couldn’t
                           help doing so.
                           At the moment, the idea of divorce became clear-
                           er in my mind although it used to be something
                           impossible to me.
                           However, I found it rather difficult to tell my wife
                           about it. No matter how mildly I mentioned it to
                           her, she would be deeply hurt. Honestly, she was
a good wife. Every evening she was busy preparing      Later that night, when my wife served the last
dinner. I was sitting in front of the TV. The dinner   dish, I held her hand. I’ve got something to tell
was ready soon. Then we watched TV together.           you, I said.
Or, I was lounging before the computer, visualizing
                                                     She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the
Dew’s body. This was the means of my entertain-
                                                     hurt in her eyes. Suddenly I didn’t know how to
                                                     open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I
One day I said to her in a slightly joking way, sup- was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the serious
pose we divorce, what will you do? She stared at topic calmly.

          She was weeping. I knew she wanted to find out what had happened to
            our marriage. But I could hardly give her a satisfactory answer.
me for a few seconds without a word. Apparently She didn’t seem to be annoyed by my words, in-
she believed that divorce was something too far stead she asked me softly, why? I avoided her
away from her. I couldn’t imagine how she would question.
react once she got to know I was serious.
                                                    That night, we didn’t talk to each other. She was
When my wife went to my office, Dew had just weeping. I knew she wanted to find out what had
stepped out. Almost all the staff looked at my wife happened to our marriage. But I could hardly give
with a sympathetic eye and tried to hide some- her a satisfactory answer, because my heart had
thing while talking to her. She seemed to have got gone to Dew.
some hint. She gently smiled at my subordinates.
But I read some hurt in her eyes.
With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce        On the second day, both of us acted much more
agreement which stated that she could own our          easily. She leaned on my chest. We were so close
house, our car, and 30% stake of my company. She       that I could smell the fragrance of her blouse. I re-
glanced at it and then tore it into pieces. I felt a   alized that I hadn’t looked at this intimate woman
pain in my heart. The woman who had been living        carefully for a long time.
ten years with me would become a stranger one
                                                    On the third day, she whispered to me, The out-
                                                    side garden is being demolished. Be careful when
The next day, late at night, I came back home after you pass there.
entertaining my clients. I saw her writing some-
                                                    On the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I seemed
thing at the table. I fell asleep fast. When I woke
                                                    to feel that we were still an intimate couple and
up, I found she
                                                                                      I was holding my
was still there. I
turned over and       Her one condition to me prior to the                            sweetheart in my
                                                                                      arms. The visu-
was asleep again.
She       brought
                       divorce is to carry her out from the                           alization of Dew
                                                                                      became vague.
up her divorce
conditions: she
                      bedroom to the door every morning.                             On the fifth
                                                                                     and sixth day,
didn’t want any-
                                                                                     she kept re-
thing from me,
                                                    minding me something, such as, where she
but I was supposed to give her one month’s time
                                                    put the ironed shirts, I should be careful while
before divorce, and in the month’s time we must
                                                    cooking, etc. I nodded. The sense of intimacy
live as normal a life as possible. Her reason was
                                                    was even stronger.
simple: our son would finish his summer vacation
a month later and she didn’t want him to see our I felt it was easier to carry her. Perhaps the ev-
marriage was broken.                                eryday workout made me stronger. I said to her,
She passed me the agreement she drafted, and
then asked me, do you still remember how I en-
tered our bridal room on the wedding day? You
carried me in your arms, she continued, so, I have
a requirement, that is, from now to the end of this
month, you must carry me out from the bedroom
to the door every morning.
                                                    it seems
I accepted with a smile. I knew she missed those not difficult
sweet days and wished to end her marriage with to carry you now.
                                                    She was picking her dresses. I was waiting to carry
My wife and I hadn’t had any body contact since my her out. She tried quite a few but could not find a
divorce intention was explicitly expressed. We even suitable one. Then she sighed, All my dresses have
treated each other as a stranger. So when I carried grown bigger. I smiled. But I suddenly realized
her out on the first day, we both appeared clumsy. that it was because she was thinner that I could
Our son clapped behind us, daddy is holding mummy carry her more easily, not because I was stron-
in his arms. His words brought me a sense of pain.  ger. I knew she had buried all the bitterness in her
heart. Again, I felt a sense of pain. Subconsciously She said, actually I hope you will hold me in your
I reached out a hand to touch her head.              arms until we are old.
Our son came in at the moment. Dad, it’s time          This time the realization really hit me. I was throw-
to carry mum out. He said. To him, seeing his fa-      ing away a wonderful life... a wonderful wife and a
                     ther carrying his mother          family. And for what?
                        out had been an essen-
                                                       Instead of going to work, I went straight to Dew. I
                           tial part of his life.
                                                       jumped out of the car swiftly without locking the
                                She gestured our
                                                       door. I walked upstairs. Dew opened the door. I said
                                    son to come
                                                       to her, Sorry, Dew, I won’t divorce her. I’m serious.
                                                       She looked at me, astonished. The she touched
                                                        my forehead. You got no fever, she said. I moved
                                                             her hand off my head. Sorry, Dew, I said, I
                                                                 can only say sorry to you, I won’t di-
                                                                  vorce. My marriage life was boring
                                                                    probably because my wife and I for-
                                                                     got to value the details of our life --
                                                                      but not because we didn’t love each
                                                                      other anymore. Since I carried her in
                                                                       my arms everyday, everything came
                                                                       back to me and to her... the hap-
                                                                        py times we had, all those rough
                                                                         times we’ve been together and
                                                                          came through together... the day
                                                                           she gave birth to my child and
                                                                           so many wonderful memories,
                                                                          I could go on and on reciting it.
                                                                         It is there that I realized how im-
                                                                        portant, how valuable all of it is to
                                                                       my life and how foolish I would be
                                                                      to throw it all away. So, Dew, I have
                                                                     to say sorry to you. I am supposed to
                                                               hold her until we are old and I intend to do
                                                         just like that.
                      and hugged him tight-
                    ly. I held her in my arms, walk-   Dew seemed to suddenly wake up. She gave me
                   ing from the bedroom, through       a loud slap and then slammed the door. I walked
                  the sitting room, to the hallway.    downstairs and drove to the office.
                 Her hand surrounded my neck           When I passed the floral shop on the way, I or-
softly and naturally. I held her body tightly, as if   dered a bouquet for my wife which was her favor-
we came back to our wedding day.                       ite. The salesgirl asked me what to write on the
On the last day, when I held her in my arms I could card. I smiled and wrote, I’ll carry you            out
hardly move a step. Our son had gone to school. every morning until we are old.
     S tr e ss                       Management

          lecturer, when explaining stress management to an
          audience, raised a glass of water and asked, “How
          heavy is this glass of water?” Answers called out
          ranged from 20g to 500g.

The lecturer replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on
how long you try to hold it.” “If I hold it for a minute, that’s not a problem.
If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day,
you’ll have to call an ambulance. In each case, it’s the same weight, but the
longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”
He continued, “And that’s the way it is with stress management. If we carry
our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increas-
ingly heavy, we won’t be able to carry on. As with the glass of water, you
have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again.
When we’re refreshed, we can carry on with the burden.” “So, before you
return home tonight, put the burden of work down. Don’t carry it home.
You can pick it up tomorrow.
Whatever burdens you’re carrying now, let them down for a moment if you
can.” “Relax; pick them up later after you’ve rested.
Life is short. Enjoy it!
And then he shared some ways of dealing with the burdens of life:
• Accept that some                          • Nobody cares if you can’t dance
                                            well. Just get up and dance.
days you’re the                             • Since it’s the early worm
pigeon, and some                            that gets eaten by the bird,
                                            sleep late.
days you’re the
statue.                                     • The second mouse gets the cheese.
                                          • When everything’s coming
• Always keep your words soft and         your way, you’re in the
sweet, just in case you have to eat them. wrong lane.
• Always read stuff that will make you • Birthdays are good for
look good if you die in the middle of it. you. The more you have, the
• Drive carefully. It’s not only longer you live.
cars that can be recalled by • You may be only one person in the
their maker.                              world, but you may also be the world
• If you can’t be kind, at least have the to one person.
decency to be vague. (hehehe!)
                                            * Some mistakes
• If you lend                               are too much fun
someone $20 and                             to only make once.
never see that                              • We could learn a lot from
person again, it was                        crayons. Some are sharp,
                                            some are pretty and some
probably worth it.                          are dull. Some have weird
• It may be that your sole purpose in       names, and all are different
life is simply to serve as a warning to     colors, but they all have to
                                            give in the same box.
• Never buy a car you can’t push.           • A truly happy person
• Never put both feet in your mouth         is one who can enjoy
at the same time, because then you
won’t have a leg to stand on.
                                            the scenery on a detour.
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Things may not be
                       What They Seem
            magine you’re in an Airport. While you’re waiting for
            your flight, you notice a kiosk selling shortbread cook-
            ies. You buy a box, put them in your traveling bag and
            then you patiently search for an available seat so you
  can sit down and enjoy your cookies.

Finally you find a seat next to a gentle-
man. You reach down into your traveling
bag and pull out your box of shortbread
As you do so, you notice that the gentle-
man starts watching you intensely.
He stares as you open the box and his
eyes follow your hand as you pick up the
cookie and bring it to your mouth. Just
then he reaches over and takes one of
your cookies from the box and eats it!
You’re more than a little surprised at
this. Actually, you’re at a loss for words.
Not only does he take one cookie, but he
alternates with you.
For every one cookie you take, he takes
Now, what’s your immediate impression
of this guy? Crazy? Greedy?                          Think outside the b
                                                          to suggestion
                     Seeing things from a new point of
                      view can be very enlightening.

    He’s got some nerve! Can you imagine the       To your surprise, the man reaches over and
    words you might use to describe this man       takes it. But then he does something unex-
    to your associates back at the office? Mean-   pected. He breaks it in half, and gives half
    while, you both continue eating the cookies    to you.
    until there’s just one left.
                                                   After he’s finished with his half he gets up,
                                                   and without a word, he leaves.
                                                   You think to yourself, “Did this really hap-
                                                   pen?” You’re left sitting there dumbfound-
                                                   ed and still hungry. So you go back to the
                                                   kiosk and buy another box of cookies. You
                                                   then return to your seat and begin opening
                                                   your new box of cookies when you glance
                                                   down into your traveling bag. Sitting there
                                                   in your bag is your original box of cookies
                                                   -- still unopened. Only then did you realize
                                                   that when you reached down earlier, you
                                                   had reached into the other man’s bag and
                                                   grabbed his box of cookies by mistake!
                                                   Now what do you think of the man? Gen-
                                                   erous? Tolerant? You’ve just experienced
                                                   a profound paradigm shift. You’re seeing
                                                   things from a new point of view.
                                                   Is it time to change your point of view?
                                                   Now, think of this story as it relates to your
                                                   life. Seeing things from a new point of view
                                                   can be very enlightening.

box. Don’t settle for the status quo. Be open
ns. Things may not be what they seem.
         How Famous Companies
           Got Their Names?

                                                     Transliteration of the company’s Japanese name, Nintendou.
                                                      The first (nin) can be translated as to “entrusted”, ten-dou
                                                                            means “heaven”.

   Shortened version of Nippon Kogaku,                                                                                         Renamed from “U-Tote’m” in 1946 to reflect their
       meaning “Japanese Optical”.                                                                                              newly extended hours, 7:00 AM until 11:00 PM.

                                                                                                                     Originally, the site belonged to Echo Bay Technology Group,
                                                                                                                      Omidyar’s Consulting Firm. Omidyar had tried to register
In order to one-up his former employers (National                                                                    the domain name, but found it already taken
Cash Register), Tom WAtson, Sr. called his company                                                                      by the Echo Bay Mines, a gold mining company, so he
         International Business Machines.                                                                                    shortened it to his second choice,

                                                       Combination of the Danish “Leg Godt”, which means
                                                        to “play well”. Lego also means “I put together” in
                                                      Latin, but Logo Group claims this is only a coincidence.
 Reasons                  why

                       is so...
1. When I...Uh huh.
2. If I can do x, then Y will re-
sult... Big if.
3. It should... Yeah, it should, but
4. I could... Yes, but WILL YOU?
5. If I could just... Nah,
it’s not that easy.
6. It’s a done deal... It isn’t
really done until the client’s
check has been cashed and
the services/goods have been
7. We’re very close... Close to        10. No one understands
what, reality? Dream on.               what I am trying to do...
8. If only... If only pigs fly.        Very likely. If they did under-
                                       stand, you wouldn’t have
9. If you’d just support me... Sup-    much to offer, then, would
port yourself.                         you?
 Can you imagine
         Favorite Cartoon
    Characters being real?
                                           Part II

 Here are some more of your “well-known” cartoon
character come to life. Is your favorite, one of them?
              your best shot!
Come on, take
Can you recognize
  who they are?
     To check if your guess is right,
     position your mouse on the
     dot ( ) inside each box, click
     and drag mouse. The correct
     names will be highlighted and
     revealed to you.
                                              BART SIMPSON


                                              DUNGEON MASTER
                   Don’t be dissapointed if any one of them
                        falls from your expectations.

     Life is Not a Race

                Hear the Music
                                            before the Song is Over

         oo many people put off                                             talk and sat in silence
         something that brings                                              while you watched
                                                                            ‘Jeopardy’ on televi-
         them joy just because they
         haven’t thought about it,
                                                                                      I cannot count
don’t have it on their schedule,                                                        the times I
didn’t know it was coming or are                                                           called my
too rigid to depart from their                                                                sister
routine.                                                                                      and
I got to thinking one day about all those                               “How about going to
women on the Titanic who passed up                                      lunch in a half hour?”
dessert at dinner that fateful night in                                 She would gas up and
an effort to cut back. From then on,                                    stammer, “I can’t. I have
I’ve tried to be a little more flexible.                                clothes on the line. My
How many women out there will                                            hair is dirty. I wish I
eat at home because their husband                                        had known yesterday, I
didn’t suggest going out                                                 had a late breakfast, It
to dinner until after                                                    looks like rain.” And my
something had been                                                       personal favorite: “It’s
thawed? Does the                                                        Monday.” ...She died a
word “refrigeration”                                                   few years ago. We never
mean nothing to                                                       did have lunch together.
you?                                                                          Because people cram
How often have                                                                  so much into their
your kids dropped in to                                                          lives, we tend to

schedule our headaches.. We live on a sparse         thing you WANT to......not something on your
diet of promises we make to ourselves when           SHOULD DO list. If you were going to die soon
all the conditions are perfect!                      and had only one phone call you could make,
                                                     who would you call and what would you say?
We’ll go back and visit the grandparents when
we get Stevie toilet-trained. We’ll entertain   And why are you waiting for that time to
when we replace the living-room carpet. We’ll come?
go on a second honeymoon when we get two
                                                Have you ever watched kids playing on a merry
more kids out of college.
                                                go round or listened to the rain lapping on
Life has a way of accelerating as we get older. the ground? Ever followed a butterfly’s er-
The days get shorter, and the list of promises  ratic flight or gazed at the sun into the fading
to ourselves gets longer. One morning, we       night? Do you run through each day on the
awaken, and all we have to show for our lives fly? When you ask “How are you?” Do you
is a litany of “I’m going to,” “I plan on,” and hear the reply?

       ”Life may not be the party we hoped for... but
         while we are here we might as well dance!
                                                     When the day is done, do you lie in your bed
“Someday, when things are settled down a
                                                     with the next hundred chores running through
                                                     your head? Ever told your child, “We’ll do it
When anyone calls my ‘seize the moment’              tomorrow.”
friend, she is open to adventure and avail-
                                                     And in your haste, not see his sorrow? Ever
able for trips. She keeps an open mind on new
                                                     lost touch? Let a good friendship die? Just call
ideas. Her enthusiasm for life is contagious.
                                                     to say “Hi”?
You talk with her for five minutes, and you’re
ready to trade your bad feet for a pair of Roller-   When you worry and hurry through your day,
blades and skip an elevator for a bungee cord.       it is like an unopened gift... thrown away!
My lips have not touched ice cream in 10              Life is not a race. Take it slower. Hear the mu-
years. I love ice cream. It’s just that I might      sic before the song is over.
as well apply it directly to my stomach with a
spatula and eliminate the digestive process.         Show your family and friends how much you
The other day, I stopped the car and bought a        care. Today and not tomorrow.
triple-decker. If my car had hit an iceberg on       ”Life may not be the party we hoped for... but
the way home, I would have died happy.               while we are here we might as well dance!
Now..go on and have a nice day. Do some-
Ways to
When You’re On the   Go!

                 Take three deep breaths slowly. It
                 really works to relax the body and

                             Relax the tongue. Usually
                             the tongue is held tightly
                             against the teeth. Free it
                             up in the mouth so it can
                     just rest there without tension.
      Take one minute vacations. In your mind visit
      places where you find peace and stillness.
      Picture yourself there soaking up the beauty

      and solitude.
                              Relax your facial muscles. When we are
                              tense we frown and squint which adds
                              to the tension. Tell your facial muscles
                              to relax and they will. Try to maintain
                     this relaxed face throughout the day.

                 Move slowly. When you find yourself
                 rushing for no reason, slow down.

                                   Laugh more. Laughter cuts
                                   stress dramatically and promotes

             Listen to beautiful music. Mozart and
             many other classical composers, calms
             the restless spirit.

                          Watch and enjoy the sunrise or sunset.
                          Spending a few minutes engaged in this
                          activity will change your day!

Visualize yourself as a balloon being inflated. As
you breathe in, the balloon fills with your stress
and tension. Then breathe out all the stress and
tension leaving you limp and relaxed.

                           Enjoy the rhythm and beauty of nature
                           for its lessons are patience and peace.
               OR    Coincidence
                 NOT or Destiny?
     Abraham Lincoln was elected to         John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln,
            Congress in 1846.                            was born in 1839.
     John F. Kennedy was elected to        Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy,
            Congress in 1946.                            was born in 1939.

      Abraham Lincoln was elected                 Both assassins were known by
           President in 1860.                           their three names.
      John F. Kennedy was elected           Both names are composed of fifteen letters.
           President in 1960.
                                               Now hang on to your seat.
    Both were particularly concerned
             with civil rights.            Lincoln was shot at the theater named ‘Ford.’
   Both wives lost their children while          Kennedy was shot in a car called
       living in the White House.                   ‘Lincoln’ made by ‘Ford.’

  Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.   Lincoln w as shot in a theater and his assassin
  Both Presidents were shot in the head.            ran and hid in a warehouse.
                                           Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his
     This is where it really                      assassin ran and hid in a theater.
            gets weird.
                                               Booth and Oswald were assassinated
Lincoln ‘s secretary was named Kennedy.                before their trials.
Kennedy’s Secretary was named Lincoln.
                                                  And here’s the kicker...
 Both were assassinated by Southerners.
  Both! were succeeded by Southerners      A week before Lincoln was shot, he
            named Johnson.                     was in Monroe, Maryland
 Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln,    A week before Kennedy was shot,
           was born in 1808.                 he was with Marilyn Monroe.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy,
           was born in 1908.                  ...coincidence or destiny?
Keep            Food at its Best
       and Save                        Money !
 Line the bottom of your refrigera-
tor’s crisper drawer with paper tow-     To keep herbs tasting fresh for
els. They’ll absorb the excess mois-    up to a month, store whole bunch-
ture that causes vegetables to rot.     es, washed and sealed in plastic
                                        bags, in the freezer. When you need
                                        them, they’ll be easier to chop, and
                                        they’ll defrost the minute they hit a
                                        hot pan.

                                                        Save money and trips
                                                      to the market with these
                                          tips and tricks. You’ll be surprised
                                       how simple it is to keep food at its best.
 A bay leaf slipped into a con-             In order to make cottage cheese
tainer of flour, pasta, or rice will help   or sour cream last longer, place the
repel bugs.                                 container upside down in the fridge.
                                            Inverting the tub creates a vacuum that
 Stop cheese from drying out by            inhibits the growth of bacteria that
spreading butter or margarine on            causes food to spoil.
the cut sides to seal in moisture. This
is most effective with hard cheeses          Believe it or not, honey is the only
sealed in wax.                              nonperishable food substance, so
                                            don’t get rid of the stuff if it crystal-
 When radishes, celery, or carrots         lizes or becomes cloudy. Put the con-
have lost their crunch, simply pop          tainer in a pan of warm water to make
them in a bowl of iced water along          honey clear again.
with a slice of raw potato and watch
the limp vegetables freshen up right         Prevent extra cooked pasta from
before your eyes.                           hardening by stashing it in a sealed
                                            plastic bag and refrigerating. When
 Put rice in your saltshaker to stop       you’re ready to serve, throw the pasta
the salt from hardening. The rice           in boiling water for a few seconds to
absorbs condensation that can cause         heat and restore moisture.
                                             Keeping brown sugar in the freezer
 Stock up on butter when it’s on           will stop it from hardening. But if you
sale – you can store it in the freezer      already have hardened sugar on your
for up to six months. Pack the butter       shelf, soften it by sealing in a bag with
in an airtight container, so it doesn’t     a slice of bread – or by microwaving
take on the flavor of whatever else         on high for 30 seconds.
you’re freezing.
                                                 If you’re unsure of an egg’s
 If you only need a few drops of           freshness, see how it behaves in a cup
lemon juice, avoid cutting the lemon        of water: Fresh eggs sink; bad ones
in half. Instead, puncture the fruit        float.
with a metal skewer and squeeze out
exactly what you require.
 Dessert Test
  f all of the desserts listed below were sitting in front of you,
 which would you choose? Pick your dessert, and then look
 next page to see what psychiatrists think about you!
 Sorry you can only pick one.

                                    Lemon Meringue
Angel Food                               Pie

          Brownies                         Carrot Cake
            Strawberry             Ice Cream
            Short Cake
what your
 will be!
                  Chocolate Icing
                   on Chocolate
   Vanilla             Cake
  Cake with

                 OK - Now that you’ve made
                 your choice, flip the page and
                 see what psychiatric research
                 says about you...
Position your mouse on the dot ( )      LEMON     VANILLA
inside the box, click and drag mouse
to highlight and reveal your hidden
                                       MERINGUE     CAKE
personality.                                        WITH
ANGEL            BROWNIES                            ICING
         Great Ways
 To Get More Done in Less Time
  Do you find yourself wishing there were more hours in the day?
Our lives are so filled with work, family, and appointments that we
often can’t seem to fit in everything we want to accomplish in a 24-
hour day. The good news is: there are simple strategies you can use
                    to make the most of your days!

  Here are some great tips to help you to get
          more done in less time:

 Make a list.
 Write out everything that you need to accomplish, and then joy-
 fully cross off each task as you complete it. As you see your list
 dwindling, it’ll provide the needed motivation to get the rest of
 the list done, too.

 Determine which tasks are
 most important and what can
 possibly wait until later on. If
 this is something you’re having
 trouble with, you may be trying
 to squeeze in tasks that can actu-
 ally be put on hold for a future
Avoid procrastinating
Far too many people put things off to the last possible minute. When this happens,
we rush frantically to accomplish everything, but we end up doing a cruddy job and
get ourselves all worked up for no good reason. There is a better way!
Use your morning hours wisely and get tasks started early in the day. Chances are
you’ll finish them in one day rather than having it drag into a second day.

                Do the unpleasant tasks first
                A great time management trick is to get the things you dislike out of the way
                first. If you keep putting it off, you’ll attempt to squeeze it in somewhere,
                and you’ll get the feeling of being overwhelmed.

      Multi-task if you can
      If you’re able to accomplish two things at once, then by all means
      do it. If you can put dinner on the stove while you mend a pair of
      pants, you can cut your time in half.
      Don’t sacrifice the quality of the tasks you’re performing. If you
      burn dinner this only wastes more of your time in the long run.
       Improving these skills will reduce your stress level and give
            you more time to do the things that make you happy,
                leading to a more peaceful and fulfilling life.
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