Thursday, March 31, 2005

April Wallpaper

Wallpaper for April is done. Enjoy!

Here's the link (right click and save the file).

Monday, March 28, 2005

Amazing Hunt

Firstly, I want to wish Kelvin Soh and Tin Wai Han a very Happy Birthday! May all your wishes come true!

Got the below email from the rotaractors. Will be there this Sunday... Quick quick register... see you guys there! =)


What other better ways to have fun and at the same time to do charity?

03 APRIL 2005

The COUNTDOWN has begun. It's just less than a week away. Have no idea what's happening on 03 April 2005? It's our AMAZING HUNT proudly brought to you by the "Windows To Your Soul" project in aid of funding vision care for underprivileged children. Pen in the following details in your diary now........

DATE : 03 APRIL 2005
TIME : 8.00 to 1.00 pm
Meeting point is : Bangsar Village, (opposite Devi's corner)

What is all this about ler??? Okie, okie, simple enough. Just pay RM60 for a team of 2-4 pax and you are in for loads of fun all for the sake of charity and you get to help the needy! Grab your friends, colleagues, girlfriend, boyfriend, relatives, sisters, brothers, even kids or anyone that you can form a team. It's about FUN and CHARITY anyway!

There will be loads of goodies up for GRABS. All you need to do is outplay and outrace the rest to stay ahead. Amazing Race meets Fear Factor meets a Wacky Amazing Hunt. Come one, Come All!! Have fun while contributing to a good cause.

Registration is now open. Call Prem (013-6070833) and Li Sun(012-3981540). Check for further info on the terms and conditions at

Forward this to your friends, colleagues and all in your contact list. Irene will be assisting you in the registration. Please look out for her at the club meeting this Saturday and have your payment of RM60 ready.

We look forward seeing you on 03 April 2005. Thanking you all in advance!!

"Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts" - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Mei Han (Tel No : 016-308 7603)
PR & Promo team, Windows To Your Soul

Friday, March 25, 2005

Life is Art

To all Christians in the world, Happy Good Friday and Happy Easter.

Have been busy with work, Jap class, charity for blind children, yoga classes and other stuffs =P

Anyways, here's a great article by Jim Rohn. Enjoy!


Life is Art by Jim Rohn

In my years teaching people to be successful, I have seen that
basically people break their lives down into two major parts: Wealth-building
and the rest of their lives. Having done a lot of reflection on these
two topics - wealth and life - I am coming to some new conclusions about
how to perceive the two.

Until recently I thought that there was a significant difference in how
we should tackle the two areas. In fact, I thought that the two topics
should be addressed in almost opposite fashion.

You see, wealth-building is just math. While life -- Life is art.

Think back with me to high school. Most of us were required to take
math and most of us probably took art as well. Now, think about your final
exams in the two areas. Your math paper was graded on hard facts:

Ten times ten is always one-hundred
Thirty divided by three is always ten
Seven plus seven is always fourteen
Fifty minus twenty-five is always twenty-five

There is always just one answer in math. The answers are hard fact, set
in stone. Math is a science. It is formulaic. You can know the outcome
before it happens, every time.

But what about your final art project? Art is much more subjective.
"Beauty," they say, "is in the eye of the beholder." There is no one right

Think of the different styles of the famous artists:

Renoir. Monet. Picasso. Rockwell. Warhol.

Different people find different styles beautiful, and that is what
makes art, art. So how does this fit with Wealth-building and life?
Wealth-building is like math:

If you add $1000 to your retirement account each month and gain seven
percent interest over twenty years, you can know now how much you will
have then. It is math. If you buy a rental property for $200,000 now and
it increases in value by three percent a year, you know exactly how
much you will be able to sell it for in ten years. The beauty of math is
in the knowing. You can work the system, set it on auto-pilot and the
math does the work for you, and you know the outcome.

But life? Life is art. And that is the beauty of life. You do not know
how it is going to turn out. Life, like art, is always changing.
Different people provide different colors. When you make a mistake you can go
back, erase it or even paint right over it. You can change the scenery.
Life, like art, is ever evolving, and what looks good to one person is
of no interest to another. And that is what makes life beautiful.

Another lesson I think we can draw is that in life we should do our
math, of course, but life isn't made up of just wealth-building.
Wealth-building should serve our ability to live our lives. Jesus, the master
teacher, said that our lives are not made up of the abundance of our
possessions. He didn't mean that possessions aren't good, just that wealth
isn't what life is all about.

So let me ask you: Are you spending more time on your math or your art?
Do your math. Everybody should do their very best at their
wealth-building plan so they can take care of themselves and their families.

But life is about the art. What does your canvas look like? What kind
of picture are you painting? What kind of pot are you creating? What
kind of statue are you sculpting? Take your time, make bold strokes, use
brilliant colors, and make of your life the most beautiful masterpiece
that you can.

In other words, do your math so you can focus on your art.

To Your Success,
Jim Rohn

Friday, March 18, 2005

Live Is In The Living

Got this meaniful message from a friend =)

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Monday, March 14, 2005

Happy White Day!

Just got to know that White Day falls on every March 14.

Hmm... want to know what's White Day? Click here to find out =)

Happy White Day everyone!


Also, check out the Rejoice Shampoo CF. It's in Catonese with English subtitles. I wish I could describe it but I don't want to ruin it for you. Click Here (1.3 MB)

Sunday, March 13, 2005

beeep beeeep!

*cough cough* AhhchieiewwwwwwW~

gotta leave some trademark here and hope everyone get a part of these since they told me I cannot be selfish and must share the good things with others.. hee hee! Try to look at this in a different point of view.. being sick allows me to get 5 days MC in 12 working days.. kinda cool uh? ;) You just can't resist it at times you know? haa haa! Nahh.. it is not as enjoyable as you think it is when you are coughing til your tears flows down.. when you are having running nose and a blocked nose.. sore throat and migraine at the same time right?! I read an article in The Star today and they said 1 of the cure to migraine is to go for plastic surgety and uplife your nose and forehead! ;) Now I've got a STRONG reason to go for a plastic surgery!!! Yippie!!! I've always hated my nose though he said my nose is just fine.. but he did comment on my forehead.. cuz my forehead is not nice :'(

It has been quite some time since I last enter a post here, well what to do? Mr DKBU himself is also busy and keep on copy pasting articles... As for me, life has been pretty bad. it is like I am now in the journey to hell and life has been changing from bad to worse.. for those who read my blog, I am sure they know what I am talking about.. Well, and for someone who has seen what I am going through, he said "sudah jatuh ditimpa tangga" Well, what can I do? Just hope that things will get better eventually... *sigh*

As I am typing here, I do have a lot of things in my mind that I wanna shout it all out, hee hee but then I am kinda melting as the weather is killing me... Oh it is just so damn farking warm.. Can someone donate me an aircond? 1 is insufficient. hahahaa!!! Oh yeah I know, you are feeling warm just like I do.. ah.. but I just can't stop complaining cuz the weather just can't stop getting hotter and hotter every minute! So ffs, do something about it!! Please don't come and tell me I just have to tolerate with it?!! Bleh... alrite I am going to no where I know.. so I better stop.. anyway, I guess after all that I've been through until now, I am starting to change to become someone racist, especially against indian womens.. Well, generally I do not understand why they have like so damn fucking much to complaain.. going aiyoyo here and there.. you are just making my head goes spinning you know? so for fark sake.. shut ur yep! You should know that you are dark and dark absorbs heat.. so.. there's nothing you can do but to feel even warmer than me! and I am not interested to know even if you melt!

Signing off,
The Broken Child

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Japanese Class

10/03/2005 - Thursday

Went for my first Japanese class at ICLS Subang Jaya. Well, since my cousins are joining and I like Japanese songs, I joined it anyway =P

Our sensei, Fujiwara (our Jap teacher from Yokohama, Japan) did a brilliant job in teaching us! She made the class very lively, fun and exciting! And she's so 'semangat' until it just makes you wanna learn more =)

FYI, all ICLS teachers teaching Japanese classes are native from Japan. That's better because they are teaching it in their original form and partly also they would not teach us Japanese rojak... Lolz...

The first day was easy. Anyone wanna learn some basic Japanese?

I don't know Japanese yet, if there is any mistakes, kindly point it out. Here's we go...


Introducing myself:

Kim: hajime mashite (How do you do)
Kim: Kim desu (I'm Kim)
Kim: Dozo yoroshiku (Nice to meet you)

Telling & asking name:

Kim: o-namae wa? (What's your name?)
Lee: Lee desu

Introducing someone to other:
(Suzuki introducing Kim and Lee to each other)

Suzuki: kochira wa Kim san desu (This is Kim)

Kim: hajime mashite (How do you do)
Kim: Kim desu (I'm Kim)
Kim: dozo yoroshiku (Nice to meet you)

Suzuki: kochira wa Lee san desu (This is Lee)

Lee: hajime mashite (How do you do)
Lee: Lee desu (I'm Lee)
Lee: dozo yoroshiku (Nice to meet you)


Kim: Otaku wa dochira desu ka? (Where is your house?)
Lee: Ampang desu

Kim: Inaka wa dochira desu ka? (Where is your home town?)
Lee: Penang desu

Kim: o-kuni wa dochira desu ka? (Where is your country?)
Lee: mareshia desu (Malaysia)

otaku = house
inaka = home town
o-kuni = country
dochira = where (pronounce do chi da)



Ma re shia - Malaysia
Tai - Thailand
Sin ga pore lu - Singapore
In do ne sia - Indonesia
In do - India
A me ri ca - America
Ni hon - Japan
Chu go ku - China
Kan ko ku - Korea
Fi ri pin - Philippines
I gi ri su - UK


Bango (Numbers):

0 - zero
1 - ichi
2 - ni
3 - san
4 - shi (for normal number) / yon (for telephone number)
5 - go
6 - roku
7 - nana
8 - hachi
9 - kyu
10 - ju

Watashi no bango wa zero san no (dash) go roku san go no (dash) zero san kyu san
My number is 03 - 5635 - 0393



Ohayo gozaimasu - Good morning
Konnichiwa - Good afternoon
Konbanwa - Good evening
Sayonara - Good bye
Oyasumi nasai - Good night
Arigato gozaimasu - Thank you
Do itashimashite - You are welcome
Sumimasen - I'm sorry
Iie - No
Hai - Yes
Watashi - I
No - 's
Wa - is
San - Mr or Ms
Mo ichi do - One more time
Hajimemasho - Let's begin
Owarimasho - Let's finish

The class ended with owarimasho, sayonara and oyasumi nasai =)


12/03/2005 - Saturday

Happy Birthday Serena Ng! May all your wishes come true!

Friday, March 11, 2005

Fresh fish anyone?

A friend emailed me this challenge. Anyone wanna try to solve it?

The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But the waters close to Japan have not held many fish for decades. So to feed the Japanese population, fishing boats got bigger and went farther than ever. The farther the fishermen went, the longer it took to bring in the fish.

If the return trip took more than a few days, the fish were not fresh. The Japanese did not like the taste. To solve this problem, fishing companies installed freezers on their boats. They would catch the fish and freeze them at sea. Freezers allowed the boats to go farther and stay longer. However, the Japanese could taste the difference between fresh and frozen and they did not like frozen fish.

The frozen fish brought a lower price. So fishing companies installed fish tanks. They would catch the fish and stuff them in the tanks, fin to fin. After a little thrashing around, the fish stopped moving. They were tired and dull, but alive. Unfortunately, the Japanese could still taste the difference. Because the fish did not move for days, they lost their fresh-fish taste.

The Japanese preferred the lively taste of fresh fish, not sluggish fish. So how did Japanese fishing companies solve this problem? How do they get fresh-tasting fish to Japan?

If you were consulting the fish industry, what would you recommend?

/// Edited 12 March 2005 ///

Here is the approach...

How Japanese Fish Stay Fresh:

To keep the fish tasting fresh, the Japanese fishing companies still put the fish in the tanks. But now they add a small shark to each tank. The shark eats a few fish, but most of the fish arrive in a very lively state. The fish are challenged.


Instead of avoiding challenges, jump into them. Beat the heck out of them. Enjoy the game.If your challenges are too large or too numerous, do not give up.Failing makes you tired. Instead, reorganize. Find more determination, more knowledge, more help.

If you have met your goals, set some bigger goals. Once you meet your personal or family needs, move onto goals for your group, the society, even mankind. Don't create success and lie in it. You have resources, skills and abilities to make a difference.

Put a shark in your tank and see how far you can really go!

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

The Prison Of Life

Got this from a friend. It's taken out from "Heart Sutra" by Tsai Chih Chung. It's deep yet meaningful, don't you think?

Click the pic for larger view

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Happy Women's Day

Happy Women's Day to all the lovely ladies out there.

Click the pic

Here's a Ecard from bluemountain.

Watched Million Dollar Baby with Ah Seng during the weekends.

Million Dollar Baby

In the wake of a painful estrangement from his daughter, boxing trainer Frankie Dunn has been unwilling to let himself get close to anyone for a very long time-- then Maggie Fitzgerald walks into his gym. In a life of constant struggle, Maggie's gotten herself this far on raw talent, unshakable focus and a tremendous force of will. But more than anything, she wants someone to believe in her. The last thing Frankie needs is that kind of responsibility-- let alone that kind of risk--but won over by Maggie's sheer determination, he begrudgingly agrees to take her on. In turns exasperating and inspiring each other, the two come to discover that they share a common spirit that transcends the pain and loss of their pasts, and they find in each other a sense of family they lost long ago. Yet, they both face a battle that will demand more heart and courage than any they've ever known.

This movie is not bad! It doesn't have any special effects, just a damm great story line.

You've done it again Clint Eastwood (director). No wonder this movie got the Oscar award for the Best Picture and a few strings of awards. Also, Hillary Swank gave a brilliant performance. Didn't know a girl can fight so well. Hehe... Ladies, maybe you wanna catch this for Women's Day.

The number One rule is boxing is "Always protect yourself!"

My rating for Million Dollar Baby:
4.9 / 5 (Go watch it! Also, it's the best picture of the year!)

Also, I would like to take the opportunity to wish Kumara a very Happy Birthday! And may all your wishes come true!

Pauline just sent me this (how to shock a pig). =P

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Saturday, March 05, 2005


This is interesting. After Reading THIS, you'll NEVER look at a banana in the same way again.

Bananas. Containing three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it the perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official
claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke

Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert..

Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives,

Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady

Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure
their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood
enhancer tryptophan.

Smoking: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6 and B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

Strokes: According to research in "The New England Journal of Medicine,"eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around. So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"

P/S: Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the time! =P

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

A poetry...

I will open you
Petal by petal
Taking all the time in ther world

I will build you with a slow fire
Stick by stick
And watch the colour of your sunrise

I will play with the wind of you
Cover your body with smiles and games
Promises and fantasies
That disappear without a trace

I will stir your secret core
Witches brew of potions and incantations

And feel you folling
Simmering in my hand

I will slowly fill you up
Every crevice and curve

Taste you
Growing Full