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Why Parents Shouldn't SMS

How To Hire Well

Put about 100 bricks in some particular order in a closed room with an open window. Then send 2 or 3 candidates in the room and close the door. Leave them alone and come back after 6 hours and then analyze the situation. 

If they are counting the bricks.
Put them in the census taking department or the estimator for the number who turned out for Bersih.

If they are recounting them.
Put them as returning officers for election votes.

If they have messed up the whole place with the bricks.
Put them in MCA.
If they are arranging the bricks in some strange order.
Put them in Pemandu.

If they are throwing the bricks at each other, put them in MIC.
If they are sleeping. Put them in civil service.
If they have broken the bricks into pieces. Put them in ETP Tender Committee.
If they are sitting idle.
Put them in VP positions of any top political parties.

If they say they have tried different combinations, yet not a brick has been moved.
Put them in PDRM.

If they have already left for the day.
Put them in VP posi…

Remi Gaillard's Funny Videos

He is creative and funny. He uses real life situations and basically inserts his own wackiness into that situation. Good stuff.

The first one sees him at a tennis exhibition match between Yannick Noah and Henri Leconte. He basically psyches himself up to go down to court and just wants to play a point or two with them. Great guts.

Its to create the Tour de France dream for normal people, and on a normal Sunday, he spots casual riders on their own and creates a scenario as if these people are about to cross the finishing line of a major cycling event. Tons of extras.

This is a brilliant spoof of Rocky, self explanatory.

Sometimes we just need to not take things so seriously, have a laugh or two, life is hard enough.

An Excellent Health & Beauty Blog

It is so hard to start a blog, do you have something to share, will you be able to post regularly, will you run out of things to say after a few weeks? I think 90% of all blogs close within 6 months, most will just give up. It takes passion but also a desire to share something. If it is just an ego trip, you will also tire of it easily as it takes a couple of years to build traffic.

I have know Fui Ping for a while. I know of her blog and have been reading it for some time. Its an excellent health and beauty blog. She takes care in research and uses the blog as a platform to sell some of the more effective products as well. This is obviously not her full time job and she handles the blog very well.

I have included just the front page of her blog's previous few postings, that in itself is so concise and thoughtful in its research. Check it out and do your own research as well, it is good to hear things from a very passionate person about health and beauty.

Inconsiderate Malaysians

Thanks for all the comments on rude Malaysians. I do agree, we can rid of most of the problems if we have strict enforcement and no bribing, much like Singapore. That will certainly cure the bad behaviour but it does not change the very make up of the person. 

Malaysians are generally the nicest people when you go to their homes, they make you feel welcomed. They offer you drinks and food even though you have obviously just eaten. They are the most gracious hosts. If you come into my circle of intimacy or closeness, be they family, friends of my kids, friends of my family ... and I have been introduced to you - we certainly treat you much better.

One of the issues lie with our neighbourliness. We sometimes rubbish some Western society for being overly friendly in striking up conversations with strangers, we seemed averse to bid a smile and wave to our neighbours even when we do not know them. Why is that? I believe Malaysians back in the 50s and 60s were much friendlier, yes, small town…

US Healthcare Index Breaching All Time Highs

This is an indication of how IHH is being viewed by global market players.

Health Care is breaking out to new all-time highs. The S&P 500 Health Care Index is breaking out to new all-time highs above the December 2000 high near 445. Unlike the S&P 500, which is 14%-15% below its all-time high of 1576, Health Care is breaking through the upper end of its 11-to-12-year trading range and has the potential to establish a new secular bull market trend. Health Care joins Consumer Discretionary and Consumer Staples as the only three sectors to reach new all-time highs in 2012. Prior to that, Health Care broke above the highs from 2007 near 425 – the only other sectors to break above 2007 highs are Discretionary, Staples and Technology.

Taking a look at the S&P Healthcare index (a defensive sector) versus SPX we can see how this sector underperformed (trended down) during the October – April advance in the S&P 500 just as we would expect it to during a market rally. We can also …

Do You Know What Happens Inside The Olympic Village???

Halfway through the 2000 summer Olympics in Sydney, American target shooter Josh Lakatos and teammates had finished their events, and the US Olympic Committee and team officials had ordered them to hand in the keys to their three-story house and head back to the States. But Lakatos didn't want to leave. He knew from his experience four years earlier in Atlanta, where he had won silver, that the Olympic Village was about to erupt into a raucous party. So he asked the cleaner at the emptied-out dwelling if she would kindly look the other way as he tampered with the lock. "I don't care what you do," she replied.
Within hours, word of the nearly vacant property had spread. Home to more than 10,000 athletes at the summer Games and 2,700 at the winter, the Olympic Village is one of the world's most exclusive clubs. Popping up once every two years, it's a boisterous city within a city: packed with flats, mid-rises and houses as well as cafes, arcades, discos and TV l…

The Two Best Places For Real COFFEE

It used to be just WHISK @ Empire, but there's a new kid in town and they are pretty good. They call themselves ARTISAN ROAST @ ttdi, a few steps away from Boathouse and Tom, Dick and Harrys. They certainly know what they are doing, careful sourcing, all the way to roasting and the final product - please, do not put in any sugar before tasting. Very satisfying. Morning and noon opt for Americano, later into the night go for their Flat Whites. I think Lattes should be banned anyways - you might as well drink hot milk. Non-coffee drinker can opt for the refreshing Rooboist tea.

The team they have assembled are a bunch of eclectic whatchamacallits... they have singer-songwriter, college students, stockbroker, etc... The coffee is sooo good, no need sugar, its got that slight coffee sweetness that comes from not over-roasting the beans. Aroma is top notch. Easily matches the best coffees I have had in Melbourne and Sydney even.

I think they are opening end of this month their second out…

9 Year Old "Monet"

A nine-year-old art genius nicknamed 'Mini Monet' is about to become a millionaire after selling his latest collection of 24 paintings for £250,000. Kieron Williamson, from Norfolk, had his landscape picturessnapped up by telephone and internet buyers from around the world in just 15 minutes during a recent sale. The youngster only started painting during a family trip to Devon and Cornwall in 2008 - before then he had just coloured in dinosaurs his parents had drawn for him. Only started painting lessons in 2008Work bought by international collectors for tens of thousands of poundsPaints three pictures a weekProud mum has written book about his prodigal success Nine-year-old Kieron Williamson's latest set of paintings sold within minutes fetching £250,000.

 The talented youngster beautifully captures a winter scene in 'Snow at Dusk.'  This work, entitled 'Staithe Road Winter Shadows' sold for £17,495.  Another of Kieron's incredible paintings called 'Mars…