Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

History Mystery

Have a history teacher explain this----- if they can.

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.
Both Presidents were shot on a Friday
Both Presidents were shot in the head

Now it gets really weird.

Lincoln 's secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln .

Both wer! e assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.

Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln , was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln , was born in 1839.
Lee Harvey Oswald, who ass assinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.

Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

Now hang on to your seat.

Lincoln was shot at the theater named 'Ford.'
Kennedy was shot in a car called ' Lincoln ' made by 'Ford.'

Lincoln was shot in a theater and his a! ssassin ran and hid in a warehouse.
Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid in a theater.

Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials .

And here's the kicker...

A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe , Maryland
A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.

Creepy huh? Send this to as many people as you can, cause:
Hey, this is one history lesson most people probably will not mind reading!

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire - The Biggest Idiot in The World

NEW YORK - Idaho resident Kathy Evans brought humiliation to her friends and family Tuesday when she set a new standard for stupidity with her appearance on the popular TV show, "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire."

It seems that Evans, a 32-year-old wife and mother of two, got stuck on the first question, and proceeded to make what fans of the show are dubbing "the absolute worst use of lifelines ever."
After being introduced to the show's host Meredith Vieira, Evans assured her that she was ready to play, whereupon she was posed with an extremely easy $100 question. The question was:

"Which of the following is the largest?"
A) A Peanut
B) An Elephant
C) The Moon
D) Hey, who you calling large?

Immediately Mrs. Evans was struck with an all consuming panic as she realized that this was a question to which she did not readily know the answer.

"Hmm, oh boy, that's a toughie," said Evans, as Vieira did her level best to hide her disbelief and disgust. "I mean, I'm sure I've heard of some of these things before, but I have no idea how large they would be."

Evans made the decision to use the first of her three lifelines, the 50/50. Answers A and D were removed, leaving her to decide which was bigger, an elephant or the moon. However, faced with an incredibly easy question, Evans still remained unsure..

"Oh! It removed the two I was leaning towards!" exclaimed Evans. "Darn. I think I better phone a friend."

Using the second of her two lifelines on the first question, Mrs. Evans asked to be connected with her friend Betsy, who is an office assistant.

"Hi Betsy! How are you? This is Kathy! I'm on TV!" said Evans, wasting the first seven seconds of her call. "Ok, I got an important question. Which of the following is the largest? B, an elephant, or C, the moon. 15 seconds hun."

Betsy quickly replied that the answer was C, the moon. Evans proceeded to argue with her friend for the remaining ten seconds.

"Come on Betsy, are you sure?" said Evans. "How sure are you? Puh, that can't be it."

To everyone's astonishment, the moronic Evans declined to take her friend's advice and pick 'The Moon.'

"I just don't know if I can trust Betsy. She's not all that bright. So I think I'd like to ask the audience," said Evans.

Ask ed to vote on the correct answer, the audience returned 98% in favor of answer C, 'The Moon.' Having used up all her lifelines, Evans then made the dumbest choice of her life.

"Wow, seems like everybody is against what I'm thinking," said the too-stupid-to-live Evans. "But you know, sometimes you just got to go with your gut. So, let's see. For which is larger, an elephant or the moon, I'm going to have to go with B, an elephant. Final answer."
Evans sat before the dumbfounded audience, the only one waiting with bated breath, and was told that she was wrong, and that the answer was in fact, C, 'The Moon.'

Butter vs margarine -- the facts

And all this time... we thought margarine was safer...check this out...

DO YOU KNOW... the difference between margarine and butter? Read on to the gets very interesting:

1. Both have the same amount of calories.
2. Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams compared to 5 grams.
3. Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating
the same amount of butter, according to
a recent Harvard Medical Study.
4. Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods.
5.. Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few only because they are added!
6. Butter tastes much better than margarine and it enhances the flavors of other foods.
7. Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years.

And now for Margarine :

8. Very high in trans fatty acids... Triple risk of coronary heart disease.
9. Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol)
10. Lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol)...
11 Increases the risk of cancers by up to five fold...
12. Lowers quality of breast milk...
13. Decreases immune response...
14. Decreases insulin response.

(The most disturbing facts.... )

1. Margarine is but only ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC
2. And, margarine is initially BLACK, but it is DYED YELLOW to look like butter.
These facts alone were enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and
anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added,changing the molecular structure of the substance).

You can try this yourself: purchase a tub of margarine and leave it in your garage or shaded area. Within a couple of days you will note a couple of things: no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell you something) .. it does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritional value, nothing will grow on it...even those teeny weenie microorganisms
will not find a home to grow.

Why? Because it is nearly plastic. Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?

ASPARTAME- the silent killer

For those who takes Ricola & Fisherman, please note that they both contain Aspartame - the silent killer. My friend used to buy this silent poison. She had actually stopped since last April. She was shocked when she was stopped at the metal detection at Changi Airport (Japan Trip) due to this sweet. Reason given by security officer, it contains "lead" : This website shows the adverse effects of ASPARTAME.

FOR THOSE WHO LIKE TO EAT FISHERMAN SWEETS BE CAREFUL. Sugar free products contain ASPARTAME. So don't consume Sugar free product esp. 'fisherman sweet' ASPARTAME - THE SILENT KILLER (by Ron Harder)

There is an epidemic across North America today of Multiple Sclerosis and Lupus. Most people do not understand why this epidemic is happening, and they do not know why these diseases are so rampant. I would like to share with you the main reason we are having this very serious problem.

Many people today use artificial sweeteners in their tea or coffee. They do this because the ads they see on TV tell them that sugar is bad for their health. This is absolutely true. Sugar is toxic to us, but what most people use as a replacement for sugar is much more deadly.

I am talking about ASPARTAME. It is the cause of the epidemic that was mentioned above. ASPARTAME is an extremely toxic chemical that is produced by a chemical company called Monsanto. ASPARTAME is being marketed around the world as a sugar substitute and is found in all diet soft drinks, such as Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi. It is also found inartificial sweeteners such as NutraSweet, Equal, and Spoonful; and it is used in many ot her products as a sugar replacement.

ASPARTAME is marketed as a diet product, but it is not a diet product at all. In fact, it will cause you to GAIN weight because it makes you crave carbohydrates. Causing you to gain weight is only a very small part of what ASPARTAME does. It is a toxic chemical that changes the brain's chemistry. It can and does cause severe seizures. This chemical changes the dopamine level in the brain, and it is particularly deadly for anyone suffering from Parkinson's disease.

ASPARTAME is extremely poisonous, and here is why one of the toxic ingredients of it is wood alcohol. When the temperature of ASPARTAME exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in it is converted to Formaldehyde, and then to formic acid, which in turn causes folicacidosis.

FORMALDEHYDE is grouped in the same class of poisons as Cyanide and Arsenic which are very deadly toxins. The only difference is Formaldehyde kills quietly, and it takes a little longer. And, in the process of killing people, it causes all kinds of neurological problems. There are 92 documented symptoms of Aspartame Poisoning leading to coma and death. The majority of these symptoms are neurological, because the ASPARTAME attacks and destroys the nervous system.

One of these symptoms is Lupus, which has become almost as rampant as Multiple Sclerosis, especially with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers.

Try This In Office - Very Encouraging (MUST TRY)

Best Salesman of the Year

An Indian moves to Montreal and goes to a big department store looking for a job.

The manager asks, "Do you have any sales experience?"

The Indian says, "Yeah, I was a salesman back home".

Well, the manager liked the young man, so he gave him the job. "You start tomorrow. I'll come down after we close and see how you did, but let me give you a bit of advice. If a customer comes looking, say, for toothpaste, you might suggest for him a toothbrush, or shaving cream etc. You get the idea?"

"Of course," the young man said. His first day on the job was rough but he got through it.

After the store was locked up, the manager came down. "How many sales did you make today?

The Indian says, "One"

The manager groans, "Just one? Our sales people average 20 or 30 sales/day.

How much was the sale for?"

The Indian says, "$101,237.64."

The manager exclaims, "What? $101,237.64? What did you sell him?"

The Indian replied, "First I sold him a small fish hook. Then I sold him a medium fishhook. Then I sold him a larger fishhook. Then I sold him a new fishing rod. Then I asked him where he was
going fishing, and he said down at the coast, so I told him he was going to need a boat, so we went down to the boat department, and I sold him that twin engine Chris Craft. Then he said he didn't think his Honda Civic would pull it, so I took him down to the automotive department and sold him that 4X4 Pajero."

The manager says "You mean a guy came in here to buy a fish hook and you sold him a boat and truck?!"

The Indian says, "No, no, no, he came in here to buy a box of Kotex for his wife and I said, "Well, since your weekend's already screwed up you might as well go fishing."

Fight AGAINST Racism

"That which does not destroy us only makes us stronger" Nietzche

Good for Oprah and BA flight between Johannesburg and London.

I'm sure many of you watched the recent taping of the Oprah Winfrey Show where her guest was Tommy Hilfiger. On the show, she asked him if the statements about race he was accused
of saying were true.

Statements like"..."If I'd known African-Americans, Hispanics, Jewish and Asians would buy my clothes, I would not have made them so nice. I wish these people would NOT buy my clothes, as they are made for upper-class white people."

His answer to Oprah was a simple "YES". Whereafter she immediately asked him to leave her show.


Don't buy your next shirt or perfume from Tommy Hilfiger. Let's give him what he asked for. Let's not buy his clothes, let's put him in a financial state where he himself will not be able to afford the ridiculous prices he puts on his clothes.



Scene took place on a BA flight between Johannesburg and London. A white woman, about 50 years old, was seated next to a black man. Obviously disturbed by this, she called the air hostess.

Madam, what is the matter," the hostess asked. You obviously do not see it then?" she responded.

"You placed me next to a black man. I do not agree to sit next to someone from such a repugnant group. Give me an alternative seat."

"Be calm please," the hostess replied. "Almost all the places on this flight are taken. I will go to see if another place is available." The Hostess went away and then came back a few minutes

Madam, just as I thought, there are no other available seats in the economy class. I spoke to the captain and he informed me that there is also no seat in the business class. All the same, we still have one place in the first class."

Before the woman could say anything, the hostess continued: "It is not usual for our company to permit someone from the economy class to sit in the first class. However, given the circumstances, the captain feels that it would be scandalous to make someone sit next to someone so disgusting."

She turned to the black guy, and said, "Therefore, Sir, if you would like to, please collect your hand luggage, a seat awaits you in first class." At that moment, the other passengers who were shocked by what they had just witnessed stood up and applauded.



So funny! 很有意思 ,試試看!

● 做法:

B.畫面出現 3 2 1 後記住圈圈裡面的數字
C.依照數字 位置 由小到大去按

Monday, January 26, 2009

Undercover Investigation Reveals Hormel Supplier Abusing Mother Pigs and Piglets

I just watched the shocking hidden-camera footage obtained by PETA's undercover investigators while they worked at a factory farm in Iowa that supplies Hormel and other meat companies. The cruelty documented by our investigator is beyond comprehension. Please watch the video and do all that you can to make sure that anyone who still eats ham, Spam, sausage, or bacon sees it.

In three months at the pig factory farm, our investigators documented that workers used metal gate rods and hard canes to beat sows. Pigs were poked in the eyes with clothespins and fingers for no reason at all, and workers and supervisors beat pregnant pigs. One supervisor even told our investigator, "You gotta beat on the bitch. Make her cry."

Baby piglets who were deemed too small to be profitable were slammed head first onto the concrete floor in an attempt to kill them, although some lingered alive for more than 12 minutes after the impact. More than 100 heavily pregnant pigs were denied water for five days, and injured and downed pigs were left for days and even weeks without veterinary care or an end to their suffering.

But the findings at this Iowa pig farm were not limited to cruelty to animals. PETA also documented an apparent violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Employees applied a spray containing "gentian violet"—a human carcinogen—to animals allegedly killed for human consumption, thereby making their flesh "adulterated," according to federal law.
The pigs at this facility need you to write to Hormel and demand they that follow PETA's eight-point policy to govern future pig farming operations. The plan includes calling for the immediate termination and criminal prosecution of anyone who is caught abusing or neglecting animals. It also includes improvements to the company's animal welfare guidelines.
Please watch the footage, write to Hormel, and vow to never again eat another hot dog, piece of ham, sausage link, or slice of bacon, because eating these "foods" supports the suffering that we documented on this farm.

Thank you for helping animals.

Sincerely, Daphna Nachminovitch
Vice President, Cruelty Investigations
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Dangerous Shampoo

These products are not only being sold in big supermarkets of Dubai ...but throughout the world.
This is for your information. DON'T purchase them!!!
Dangerous Shampoo!!! Banned By Dubai Government!!

SLS, CLEAR , , L'Oreal , Body Shop

All these Shampoos use a chemical called SLS which is actually a floor cleaner. They are used so as to produce more foam.
Imagine what a floor cleaner can do to you hair and scalp. It will damage the very roots of your scalp. Check out for SLS in toothpaste too!!!
Use the ones which are free from this extremely harmful chemical.
Type in 'SLS Free Shampoo' or 'SLS Free Toothpaste' in to get a list of companies selling safe products.

Hello Kitty Hotel

Check out- Differences between 20 and 40 year old movies stars

Holiday ideas

New Year holiday ideas... Click here.

Beware of this guy from friendster

Received this email from friend... read the following...

Beware of this guy from friendster (he is working in BUGIS SALON)

Hey guys...!!!
Audris friend sent me this...and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE READ THIS..!!! DAMN DAMN DAMN


cause it's a real life story...i came across this guy too...!!! we chat in msn before...dunno who was he either...

BUT...luckily i didnt agree meet up with him...PLEASE PLEASE STOP CONTACTING THIS GUY IF EUU ARE...


Dear All,

This is my TRUE and REAL LIFE STORY , happened near end of 2006, I am under age old girl who still sitting for my SPM, I was cheated my virgin to a men named DARREN FANG KIN CHONG, I were introduced to this guy thru internet, After some chit-chat (Messenger and phone calls), This guy date me out for meet up.


He is a very sweet talker. As my age, I really believe what he said to me like how much he loved me and his promises to me.

So, I decided to meet up.

Our 1st date is at Christmas 2006. My mum not allow me go out till late night so we decided not
celebrate at sin.

After a dinner and movie, he say bring me to clubbing at one of the pub . In the club he is introduce some of his friends to me (Named Jason, Alex and Mike) and he is offering me to take a lot of alcoholic drinks and he tell me that he will take care of me. That night everybody was drunk till very high and I suspect they have drop something in my drink.. because after the next day I like not very sure what was happening after the clubbing session and I feel that my private part very pain and rashes and I lost my virgin! In the motel, I found he sleep beside me, and he told me that he will take responsibility and after I graduate he will marry me.

After that night he like totally disappear for 2 weeks.. finally he called me and ask me out. He is giving the explanation like his is rushing his fashion job so that he don't have time to meet me. This time he offer me to sex with him in the car and blow job to him. I feel very weird! But I think that if you love someone you have too right?

After someday I feel that they way he treat me is totally different than before I give my everything to him. Sometimes he totally don't care my feeling that I listened he sweet talk to other girls. He said is client.. but I don't think so..

Do your boyfriend or husband simply tell girl that ' I so miss you dear , You are my sweetheart, please give me a chance to take care of you or since the 1st day saw you I am very sure that god create you for me ' I was very not in a good mood hearing or saw his sms.

I found my private part like become very worst, Itchy and Redness. Everytime after sex when he lay beside me I will check his sms.

One day, I found that a video clip on his phone that was shooting me was raped by the 3 of his friends when the 1st night.

This is not a kinda fun! I almost become crazy when I saw that video clip I am very worried that
when someday the video clip will sent out to other peoples....

I don't dare to go out, don't dare to meet people coz I feel shy and regret.

Today I go to take my body check-up report. The report shows that I been suspected AIDS!

Doctor advised me to do they other check up to re-confirm. I really no such energytic to check again. I don't dare to make a police report because I don't know how to face my parent and classmate. But I decided to speared this email out to share my REAL Story to you I leave this
world. This guy is DARKEN my future and my shinny day. I found myself is DIRTY!

Attached is his picture which I got.

**If U See this PLAYBOY or LOVER CHEATER, Please wake up your mind and don't believe to what he CHEAT you with his sweet talk.

** Please help forward this mail to your colleague, sisters & everyone u love!

if you know this guy or currently he is your net friend PLEASE be careful, girls please protect yourself and not follow my ending!

SO that there will be no next victims like me.
Thank you very much!!!

Bra Codes

AND, just a thought for all the women out there........

MENtal illness, MENstrual cramps, MENtal breakdown, MENopause............

Ever notice how all of women's problems start with men?.........And when we have real trouble it's HISterectomy!!!!

Send this to all women to have a laugh AND, don't forget to have a mammogram!!!!!!
A Friend Is Like A Good Bra...
- Hard to Find
- Supportive
- Comfortable
- Always Lifts You Up
- Never Lets You Down or Leaves You Hanging
- And Is Always Close To Your Heart!!!

Permission Slips for husband/ wife (funny)

Permission slip for husband and for wife.

Recall of new moon brand premium abalone broth

An importer of the New Moon Brand Premium Abalone Broth (Concentrated) (400 g can, product of Thailand) has received feedback that the product has a bad smell after the can is opened. AVA is investigating the cause of the problem. In the meantime, the company will be recalling the product as a precautionary measure.

Details of the affected product are described below:
Brand Name: New Moon
Product Description: Premium Abalone Broth (Concentrated)
Packing Size: 400 g can
Country of Origin: Thailand
Identification Code: SPF PRO: 10/10/2008, ABB EXP: 09/10/2011

For more details, click here.

Online site for bras -

comfortable & branded...

The Hotel Bill

Next time you think your hotel bill is too high you might want to
consider this...

A husband and wife are traveling by car from Cape Town to Musina .

After almost twenty-four hours on the road, they're too tired to
continue and they decide to stop for a rest. They stop at a nice hotel
and take a
room, but they only plan to sleep for four hours and then get back on
the road. When they check out four hours later, the desk Clerk; hands
them a bill for R950.00.

The man explodes and demands to know why the charge is so high. He
tells the clerk although it's a nice hotel, the rooms certainly aren't
worth R950.00.

When the clerk tells him R950.00 is the standard rate, the man
insists on speaking to the Manager.

The Manager appears, listens to the man, and then explains that the
hotel has an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference center that were
available for the husband and wife to use.

'But we didn't use them,' the man complains.

'Well, they are here, and you could have,' explains the Manager.

He goes on to explain they could have taken in one of the shows for
which the hotel is famous. 'The best entertainers from Jhb, Cape Town ,
and Dbn perform here,' the Manager says.

'But we didn't go to any of those shows,' complains the man again.

'Well, we have them, and you could have,' the Manager replies.

No matter what amenity the Manager mentions, the man replies, 'But we
didn't use it!'

The Manager is unmoved, and eventually the man gives up and agrees to

He writes a cheque and gives it to the Manager.

The Manager is surprised when he looks at the cheque . 'But sir,' he
says, 'this cheque is only made out for R250.00.'

'That's correct,' says the man. 'I charged you R700.00 for sleeping
with my wife.'

'But I didn't!' exclaims the Manager.

'Well, too bad,' the man replies. 'She was here and you could have.'

A site for online electronic shopping -

Received an email for online electronic shoppings... Not sure if it's a spam...

Dear sir/madam,
We are an international electronic company. sell high quality low price products, like IPOD, laptop, LCD TV, camera, mobile and so on. Welcome to visit them, please visit our Web site:{}
Online MSN/Mail:

How the wars started for couples (funny)

My wife sat down on the couch next to me as I was flipping channels.
She asked, 'What's on TV?'
I said, 'an inch of dust!!'
And then the fight started...


My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary.
She said, 'I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 150 in about 3
I bought her a scale.
And then the fight started...


When I got home last night, my wife demanded that I take her someplace
expensive... so, I took her to a gas station.
And then the fight started...


After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply for Social
Security. The woman behind the counter asked me for my driver's licence
to verify my age. I looked in my pockets and realized I had left my
wallet at home. I told the woman that I was very sorry, but I would have
to go home and come back later.
The woman said, 'Unbutton your shirt'. So I opened my shirt revealing
my curly silver hair. She said, 'That silver hair on your chest is proof
enough for me' and she processed my Social Security application.
When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at the
Social Security office.
She said, 'You should have dropped your pants. You might have gotten
disability, too.'
And then the fight started...


I took my wife to a restaurant. The waiter, for some reason, took my
order first.
"I'll have the strip steak, medium rare, please."
He said, "Aren't you worried about the mad cow?""
Nah, she can order for herself."
And then the fight started...


A woman is standing nude, looking in the bedroom mirror. She is not
happy with what she sees and says to her husband, 'I feel horrible; I
look old, fat and ugly. I really need you to pay me a compliment.'
The husband replies, 'Your eyesight's damn near perfect.'
And then the fight started.....


I tried to talk my wife into buying a case of Miller Light for $14.95.
Instead, she bought a jar of cold cream for $7.95.
I told her the beer would make her look better at night than the cold
And then the fight started....


My wife asked me if a certain dress made her butt look big. I told her
not as much as the dress she wore yesterday and then the fight


A man and a woman were asleep like two innocent babies. Suddenly, at 3
o'clock in the morning, a loud noise came from outside. The woman,
bewildered, jumped up from the bed and yelled at the man 'Holy crap. That
must be my husband!'
So the man jumped out of the bed; scared and naked jumped out the window.
He smashed himself on the ground, ran through a thorn bush and
to his car as fast as he could go.
A few minutes later he returned and went up to the bedroom and screamed
at the woman, 'I AM your husband!'
The woman yelled back, 'Yeah, then why were you running?'
And then the fight started.....


I asked my wife, "Where do you want to go for our anniversary?" It
warmed my heart to see her face melt in sweet appreciation.
"Somewhere I haven't been in a long time!" she said.
So I suggested, "How about the kitchen?"
And that's when the fight started....

My wife and I are watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while we were
in bed. I turned to her and said, "Do you want to have sex?"
"No," she answered.
I then said, "Is that your final answer?"
She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying "Yes."
So I said, "Then I'd like to phone a friend."
And that's when the fight started....

Hidden Mental Illness

Some may have hidden mental illness
By Teh Jen Lee

ABNORMAL behaviour by their loved ones, such as insomnia or paranoia, has prompted more families here to seek help from their doctors.

Psychiatrists welcome the move because sometimes these patients, who suffer from 'hidden mental illness', may not even know that they need help.

The possibility of such situations was highlighted recently in Hong Kong when a man threw his niece from a high-rise apartment before leaping to his death.

Hong Kong police said that the man could have a hidden mental illness as he suffered from insomnia.

Doctors say that family members and friends who notice abnormal behaviour can raise the alert to counsellors or psychiatrists before the affected person's condition becomes worse.

Dr Ang Yong Guan, who heads the Action Group for Mental Illness, has seen an increase in the number of family members who come to see him because they are concerned over the strange behaviour of their loved ones.

He said: 'Family members have come to see me first to describe the affected family member's behaviour. If, from history, it's very clear that he is suffering from a condition, we would advise them on what to do.

One case a month

'In the past, I would see a case like this once every few months, but now it's at least one case a month.'

Commenting on the Hong Kong case, he said: 'I think the key phrase is 'hidden mental problem'. Insomnia was a symptom of something not quite right. What the diagnosis is we don't know.

'However, if he didn't tell family members, they would not have known. Sometimes, people don't have any symptoms at all. I call this hidden morbidity - you're sick, but you're not aware that you're sick.'

He has come across people who have paranoid disorder, but they are not aware of their illness or they deny they have an illness.

'By virtue of their paranoia, they blame others. So they don't see the problems in themselves. That's more worrisome. They walk around with paranoid thoughts and beliefs. They have no insight into their illness. They are like walking time bombs.'

He gave the example of Mr Soh Eng Sim, who was diagnosed with a paranoid disorder 10 years ago.

Mr Soh, who published a book last year entitled Returning Home about his experience, only came to acknowledge that he had an illness after extensive efforts by his friends and ex-colleagues to reach out to him.

For example, they arranged a dinner with Mr Soh and invited Dr Ang along so he could make a quiet assessment of Mr Soh.

The increase in family members and friends coming forward for help could be due to more awareness of mental health issues, said Dr Ang.

He added: 'Early intervention has borne much fruit. For example, we would do a house call to talk to the patient. We may not mention that we're psychiatrists; we just say we're doctors.

'Creativity is involved in engaging such patients to help them realise that they have a problem and need help.'

Another psychiatrist, Dr Lionel Lim, has seen a similar increase in family members seeking help.

'Compared to 10 years ago, awareness has increased. So I see about 15 to 20 per cent more family members stepping forward to ask for help. It's a good thing,' said Dr Lim, who has been a psychiatrist for over 20 years.

Don't draw conclusions

But it's important that family members do not interpret the symptoms and draw their own conclusions.

'Those conclusions may not be accurate. For example, someone staring out of the window may be interpreted as sad. But it could be all sorts of things.

'While it's good for them to come forward, they should refrain from interpreting the symptoms. Just report the facts,' he said.

And of course, nothing beats having the person himself come in to seek help.

Dr Lim said: 'Ultimately, I think the fear of seeing a psychiatrist is greater than actually talking to one. Once we can overcome the first fear, the rest is not that difficult.

'Many people don't mind talking to a counsellor or a psychologist. But whether it's a counsellor, psychologist or a psychiatrist, the key to treatment lies with whoever is in the best position to help the person.'

Mr Joachim Lee, director of Tampines Family Service Centre, which provides counselling services, has also seen an increase in the number of pro-active family members.

Mr Lee said: 'Last year, we saw at least 20 such cases. The year before, it was about 10 to 15. More are coming in concerned that their loved one is acting strangely or harming themselves.

'When they come in, we teach them some self-care methods - how to help themselves and their loved ones. We also try to arrange a meeting with the affected person. If medical help is needed, we give them psychiatrist contacts.'

This story was first published in The New Paper on Jan 17, 2009.

Air purifier in Malaysia taxis

Got this info from email...

Air purifier in Malaysia taxis (Must Read for your own safety!!)

No matter the taxi driver is chinese, malay or indian, PLEASE BE AWARE!
If you notice that there is a sound of spray of perfume or air purifier inside the taxi, PLEASE GET DOWN from the TAXI IMMEDIATELY!!

It just happened to me just now. It was about 12.45 am . I got into a taxi driven by a malay man.. I was in the taxi for a few minutes, I suddenly heard of a sound of spray and there was a smell like air purifier. I felt weird as to why the driver put two types of air purifiers in his taxi. The smell immediately reminded me about this forwarded email that I read. I started to be aware of my surroundings. But the puff of the purifier kept appearing e! very few minutes. I was very worried and scared.

Gradually, I sensed that my body started to feel weaker and weaker. The purifier kept puffing from the back seat, just right behind me. As I really felt my whole body is weaken, I asked the driver to let me get down at the side road. But he kept trying to talk to me and ask me why not dropping me off at my destination. I think he was trying to drag the time. To my horror, I felt both of my hands and legs got numbed and no energy, almost could not move.

When I talked to the driver, I could not even speak properly, not to say to shout for help, 'cos I was really too weak... Immediately, at a traffic light I opened the door, jumped out and ran to a passer-by for help.

I really thank God for saving me. If not, I really can't imagine what would have happened to me. I am traumatized by this incident.

This is TRUE case. Please do keep in mind! IT IS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY!
I feel the need to share! with you guys, no matter you are men or women 'cos it is NOT a LIE , not a made-up story. It really happened. Do let your friends, family members and relatives know about this case. I believe you are just like me, don't wish anybody to be the victim of this case.

'Please be aware when aboard to a taxi, especially the ladies.'

I received an email some months ago about a lady getting into a cab and felt uneasy and become faint when she smelt something like incense being burnt. She was smart enough to order the taxi to stop immediately and after throwing some money at the taxi man quickly get out of the taxi. She later got to know that if she had not stopped the taxi and gotten out, she would have fainted and raped by the taxi man (or a gang of rapists)!

After reading this, I thought maybe this was one of those emails that you would read and just forget about it, but I was wrong!

Few weeks ago, a visitor to our Chinese church who stayed in Puchong got into a taxi driven by an Indian man. When she sat into th! e taxi, there was a little burner and she could smell incense burning in the taxi. After awhile, she felt weak and unable to speak or shout. The Indian taxi man drove to a lonely road where there was hardly anyone and raped her. Before she was completely knocked out, she was told by the taxi guy that she was his number six victim. She was not only raped but also robbed!

When she was conscious again, she quickly went to see a doctor. The sad thing is, the doctor knew she was raped but did not advise her what to do. The doctor just let her make the decision to make or not to make a police report. Since she does not know the rapist name and also the taxi number and in great fear after this trauma, she told the doctor that she would not dare to report to the police. The doctor said since she dare not make the report, he would just have to destroy the medical report!

Because the rapist took her whole bag with her IC in it, he got her address and even has the guts to co! me straight to her house and try to be funny with her.

Please remember not to get into a taxi that smells funny and if possible don't get into a taxi alone, and if you have to do so, give a call or sms back to your friends or relatives and let them know the taxi registration number and if possible, the name of the taxi man.


What is Your Diet Personality?

Find out why your diet doesn't seem to be working or if you're on the right track with this quiz.

So you've been there done that, but still can't get rid of those last few pounds? Find out why your diet doesn't seem to be working or if you're on the right track with our diet personality quiz.



This gives us something to think about with all our new electronic technology.

A couple of weeks ago a friend told me that someone she knew had their car broken into while they were at a football match. Their car was parked on the green which was adjacent to the football stadium and specially allotted to football fans. Things stolen from the car included a garage door remote control, some money and a GPS which had been prominently mounted on the dashboard.

When the victims got home, they found that their house had been ransacked and just about everything worth anything had been stolen.
The thieves had used the GPS to guide them to the house. They then used the garage remote control to open the garage door and gain entry to the house. The thieves knew the owners were at the football game, they knew what time the game was scheduled to finish and so they knew how much time they had to clean up the house. It would appear that they had brought a truck to empty the house of its contents.

I never thought of this.......
This lady has now changed her habit of how she lists her names on her mobile phone after her handbag was stolen. Her handbag, which contained her cell phone, credit card, wallet... Etc... Was stolen.

20 minutes later when she called her hubby, from a pay phone telling him what had happened, hubby says 'I received your text Asking about our Pin number and I've replied a little while ago.'
When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn. The thief had actually used the stolen cell phone to text 'hubby' in the contact list and got hold of the pin number. Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.

Moral of the lesson:
Do not disclose the relationship between you and the people in your contact list. Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby, Sweetheart, Dad, Mom, etc.... And very importantly, when sensitive info is being asked through texts, CONFIRM by calling back. Also, when you're being text by friends or family to meet them somewhere, be sure to call back to confirm that the message came from them. If you don't reach them, be very careful about going places to meet 'family and friends' who text you..

* I never thought about THAT! As of now, I no longer have 'home' listed on my cell phone.

Poison in Pringles

Cannot eat Pringles chips any more

For those who don't read Chinese:
The chemical used in Pringles is also used in hair-perm chemical, a very harmful chemical even on a very insignificant quantity (will cause kidney cancer), adult shouldn't consume more than 0.01g per day while children not more than 0.003g!

Product called back from all HK markets & banned in USA !! It contains cancer causing ingredient for those who don't read Chinese! STOP EATING PRINGLES NOW!!!!!

Facial Creams causing cancer

What not to say during Chinese New Year




dont eat fried S'pore Fried Beehoon "sing chao mai" ~先炒me~ fire me first lar

Interesting site - Celebrity Collage

think this website quite steady... u put your photo then they will see which celebrity you look alike... Try it when free...

Rat in rice

Wed Dec 31 2008

The New Paper
Baby rodents fall onto patron's food at Pasir Ris coffee shop.

Singapore , December 29, 2008 - She was enjoying her lunch at the coffee shop when she suddenly shrieked - a newborn rat had fallen right into her plate of curry rice.

But that was not the end of Madam Josephine Dong's horror. Within 10 minutes, five more baby rats fell from the ceiling of the coffee shop.

The shocking incident took place at 2pm on Sunday in a coffee shop at Block 446, Pasir Ris Drive 6, Lianhe Wanbao reported.

Customers said they heard a strange noise coming from the ceiling while they were having their meals.

When they looked up, they saw something small and pink falling through a crack in the ceiling - right onto Madam Dong's plate.

Madam Dong, who declined to reveal her age, said: 'I didn't know what it was initially. When I looked closer, I realised that it was a newborn rat.

'Its eyes were closed and it wriggled slowly. I could even see its heart beating.'

Madam Dong, who is in the rag-and-bone trade, said she screamed and scrambled away from the table when she realised it was a rat.

Her screams alerted other customers. Soon, a crowd of curious onlookers had gathered at the coffee shop.

Madam Dong said that after the first rat fell on her plate, she heard something running around and making noises in the ceiling.

'In 10 minutes, five more newborn rats fell,' she added.

'I was so shocked I lost my appetite. It was so disgusting!'

When the Lianhe Wanbao reporter arrived at the coffee shop, three of the newborn rats had already been thrown into the rubbish bin, while the other three were left on the table.

A regular customer at the coffee shop, who was not named, said: 'My friends and I come drinking every night. In the last month, we realised that there had been a lot of noise coming from overhead.'

An HDB spokesman told Lianhe Wanbao that as the coffee shop is a rental unit, its management is responsible for pest control on the premises.

HDB had never received any complaints about the coffee shop, the spokesman added.

But it will be sending its officers to the coffee shop to assess the situation and advise the owners.

A supervisor at the coffee shop, who wished to be known only as Ms Tan, claimed that the shop had paid for professional pest control three times to get rid of the rats.

'It's not easy to exterminate the rats as they are hiding in the ceiling.'

NOT RATATOUILLE: Mdm Dong looks away as she shows the newborn rats on the table she was sitting at. Three more rats were thrown away before this picture was taken.

Ricola Eucalyptus Lozenges - new flavour

Ricola’s latest refreshing and aromatic flavour has finally arrived in Singapore! Ricola Eucalyptus Lozenges contain Eucalyptus oil and the original mix of 13 Swiss herbs. This is particularly helpful when you have a rough throat or want to breathe more easily.

Feel refreshed and enjoy them every day! This is a sugar-free flavour meaning it is not harmful to teeth, is calorie-reduced and is suitable for diabetics.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Jet Star promotions

Jet star is having a promo for jet mail subscribers; fares to BK from $28 for 1 way (include surcharges!)

This fare is valid from travel between 1 Jul to 30 Sep 09.
You can see this link for more details:

but this promo is only valid for 3 hrs from 11am to 2pm on 21 Jan, this wed.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Interview (must see wow)

Playing tricks on people?

Wow, must watch: Interview.wmv


2009年预料将是变幻莫测,起伏不定的一年, 那你的运程又是如何呢?

牛年即将来临, 测试一下你来年的运程吧!


Early Christmas Gift

Bra Fit Book (a must read for ladies)

gals, a very good guide, many Asian ladies are wearing them too tight or riding high on the back.

This guide is good, click here for reference:

Medical info on Cancer

Medical info on Cancer by Zhang Ling CHinese Traditional Therapy

More info here:[1].pdf

Finger length may predict financial success

found this in yahoo news:

WASHINGTON - The length of a man's ring finger may predict his success as a financial trader. Researchers at the University of Cambridge in England report that men with longer ring fingers, compared to their index fingers, tended to be more successful in the frantic high-frequency trading in the London financial district.

Indeed, the impact of biology on success was about equal to years of experience at the job, the team led by physiologist John M. Coates reports in Monday's edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The same ring-to-index finger ratio has previously been associated with success in competitive sports such as soccer and basketball, the researchers noted.

The length ratio between those two fingers is determined during the development of the fetus and the relatively longer ring finger indicates greater exposure to the male hormone androgen, the researchers noted.

Previous studies have found that such exposure can lead to increased confidence, risk preferences, search persistence, heightened vigilance and quickened reaction times.

In a separate study last year, Coates and colleagues reported that the hormone that drives male aggression and sexual interest also seemed able to boost short term success at finance.

They studied male financial traders in London, taking saliva samples in the morning and evening. They found that those with higher levels of testosterone in the morning were more likely to make an unusually big profit that day. Testosterone, best known as the male sex hormone, affects aggression, confidence and risk-taking.

In the new study, the researchers measured the right hands of 44 male stock traders who were engaged in a type of trade that involved rapid decision-making and quick physical reactions.

Over 20 months those with longer ring fingers compared to their index fingers made 11 times more money than those with the shortest ring fingers. Over the same time the most experienced traders made about 9 times more than the least experienced ones.

Looking only at experienced traders, the long-ring-finger folks earned 5 times more than those with short ring fingers.

While the finger ratio, showing fetal exposure to male hormones, appears to signal likely success in high-actively trading that calls for risk-taking and quick reactions, it may not indicate people who would do well at other sorts of financial activities, the researchers said.

Some traders require additional skills on dealing with clients and sales workers.

And the advantage may even reverse for some, Coates team said, such as traders taking a more analytical and long-term approach to the markets.

One study, which looked at average finger ratios in university departments found that faculty from math, science and engineering exhibited longer index finger ratio, rather than ring finger, they noted.

Tsunami girl, pls. pass along - somebody could recognize her...

This little girl is at the PHUKET HOSPITAL- She does not remember her own name or anything about herself. She has lost her parents, please forward this EMAIL to all your contacts - someone might recognise her.

She was a victim of the tidal wave disaster in Phuket, Thailand and nobody knows who she is so we are hoping if we distribute this EMAIL around the world someone God willing will know her. Please don't just delete this - your contribution could be the one that solves this little girl's problem . Even if you are one of the people who believes that it is always someone else's obligation to help the misfortunate, please know that forwarding this will cost you nothing.
Let's help!! Forward this to everyone you can.

'An act of kindness is worth a thousand prayers'

January Bash