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"Does He Really Love Me?"

1. He is affectionate, and not just sexually
"Men in love can never get enough contact from the woman they love," explains Lance McKeithan, author of Understanding Men. They'll want to hold your hand, cuddle, hug and kiss -- these are basically the actions of a man in love. Don't confuse sexual touching with these displays of affection, though. "If he can't keep his hands off you but every time he touches you it turns into sex, this may not be love but lust," adds McKeithan.

2. His actions are consistent with his words
Some men are so good at whispering sweet nothings, they can make you feel on cloud nine with honeyed words alone. But "don't be fooled by his words, especially if they are contrary to his actions," cautions McKeithan. Look to his actions for the real answer. For instance, when you're down with a nasty cold, a sweet-talker will say things like "I'd trade places with you if I could, sweetheart" but then still proceed to meet with his buddies at the pub anyway. A man who truly loves you, on the other hand, thinks of your welfare every time, and acts in a thoughtful, affectionate, and selfless manner. He will cancel his night out to take care of you -- even if it means missing the Liverpool match.

3. He plans future for the two of you
A man who genuinely loves you will want to share his future with you. Period. "Just remember this. Every man you have every dated who has said he doesn't want to get married or doesn't believe in marriage, or has 'issues' with marriage, will, rest assured, someday be married. It just will never be with you," says Greg Behrendt, co-author of He's Just Not That Into You. If he's hesitant or gives excuses whenever you bring up the topic of marriage, he doesn't love you enough to want to settle down with you. Move on as quickly as you can.

4. He loves to make you happy
A man in love makes you feel loved. He won't compare you with his ex. He won't openly flirt with other women to make you jealous. He's great to be around and he loves to make you smile. Men in love don't have excuses for why they can't find ways -- they don't need to be nagged to do this or bribed to do that. "If you're with a man who puts up a fight when it comes to doing something that will bring a smile to your face, he's probably with you only for sex," explains McKeithan.

5. He loves spending time with you
You can easily spot a man in love through his attitude. "If he loves you, he wants to spend time with you, and everything you do together is a pleasure, not a chore," says McKeithan. You can be watching DVD re-runs for the tenth time on weekends, running errands together, or some other less-than-fun activities, but he still enjoys your company.

6. He is not easily annoyed by you
"Even when you break his favorite mug he is more concerned with your well being than a few shards of porcelain," reveals McKeithan. That's not to say that he's a pushover, but he is certainly not a man who is easily annoyed, angered, or agitated by the things/mistakes/accidents you do.

7. He is emotionally available
A man in love should be able to love you freely, meaning he must not be already married or engaged to another women or otherwise emotionally unavailable.

"No matter how powerful and real your feelings may be for someone, if that person cannot full and honestly return them and therefore actively love you back, these feelings mean nothing," says Behrendt. What you're getting from him is scraps and it doesn't bother him that he's short-changing you. Do you call that real love? Not to mention that he's okay with cheating. He may be in it for the sex or the thrill -- but certainly not for love.


The link between man & god is........

Don't miss even a single word...
It's Too good

An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem science has with God, The Almighty.
He asks one of his new students to stand and.....

So you believe in God?

Absolutely, sir.

Is God good?


Is God all-powerful?


My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him.
Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill.
But God didn't. How is this God good then? Hmm?
(Student is silent.)

You can't answer, can you? Let's start again, young fella.
Is God good?


Is Satan good?


Where does Satan come from?

From....God. ..

That's right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?


Evil is everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything, Correct?


So who created evil? (Student does not answer.)

Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness?
All these terrible things exist in the world, don't they?

Yes, sir.

So, who created them? (Student has no answer.)

Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the world around you.
Tell me, son...Have you ever seen God?

No, sir.

Tell us if you have ever heard your God?

No, sir.

Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your God?
Have you ever had any sensory perception of God for that matter?

No, sir. I'm afraid I haven't.

Yet you still believe in Him?


According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your 'GOD' doesn't exist.
What do you say to that, son?

Nothing. I only have my faith.

Yes, Faith. And that is the problem science has.

Professor, is there such a thing as heat?


And is there such a thing as cold?


No sir. There isn't.
(The lecture theatre becomes very quiet with this turn of events.)

Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat..
But we don't have anything called cold.
We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that.
There is no such thing as cold.
Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat.
We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy.
Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it .
(There is pin-drop silence in the lecture theatre.)

What about darkness, Professor?
Is there such a thing as darkness?

Yes. What is night if there isn't darkness?

Student :
You're wrong again, sir.
Darkness is the absence of something.
You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light....
But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and it's called darkness, isn't it? In reality, darkness isn't.
If it were you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn't you?

So what is the point you are making, young man?

Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.

Flawed? Can you explain how?

Sir, you are working on the premise of duality.
You argue there is life and then there is death, a good God and a bad God.
You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure.
Sir, science can't even explain a thought..
It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one.
To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing.
Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it.
Now tell me, Professor.
Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?

If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.

Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?
(The Professor shakes his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument is going.)

Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher? (The class is in uproar.)

Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor's brain?
(The class breaks out into laughter.)

Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor's brain, felt it, touched or smelt it?
No one appears to have done so.
So, according to the established rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, sir.
With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?
(The room is silent. The professor stares at the student, his face unfathomable. )

I guess you'll have to take them on faith, son.

That is it sir...
The link between man & god is FAITH.
That is all that keeps things moving & alive.

I believe you have enjoyed the conversation...and if'll probably want your friends/colleagues to enjoy the same...won't you?...
this is a true story...

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Supervisor Series and Manufacturing Sales & Marketing Series

Supervisory Series

Your pathway to obtain Advanced Certificate in Manufacturing Sales & Marketing
These modules equip supervisors and managers with the supervisory training and skills
as operations professional in the manufacturing, logistics, real estate management, construction,
maintenance industry or performing technical supervisory jobs in service industry.

Every individual who completes each module will get a Statement of Attainment (SOA).

Upon completion of COP you will be able to obtain Advanced Certificate in Manufacturing Sales & Marketing
by taking another 5 of 9 modules of WSQ Advanced Certificate in Manufacturing Sales & Marketing Programme.
Graduates of WSQ Advanced Certificate in Manufacturing Sales & Marketing may gain entry to
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia Bachelor of Business (Marketing) (pending approval)

Funding Available:
*After 90% SPUR Funding
**Absentee Payroll capped at $10.00/hr
For Singaporean & PR only

Course fees:
*$363.3 for 4 modules
*$90.95 for each module
*All prices quoted are after SPUR funding for Singaporeans & PRs and inclusive of 7% GST

Course Outline

Supervise Teams at Work (24 hours)
-Relating to team members from a diverse range of backgrounds and abilities
-Assist team establishment
-Assist development of a team culture
-Assist improving team performance

Duration: 3 days (incl. assessment)
17-19 May 2010 (9am-5pm)

Supervise Work Improvement Processes (16 hours)
-Plan work improvement activities
-Implement work improvement processes
-Standardize improved work processes
-Determine the KPI for the work teams to achieve based on the work improvement activities identified

Duration: 2.5 days (incl. assessment)
20-21,26 May 2010 (9am-5pm)

Supervise Quality Procedures (16 hours)
-Plan daily quality control work activities
-Facilitate & control process quality
-Supervise the application of inspection procedures

Duration: 2.5 days (incl. assessment)
24-26 May 2010 (9am-5pm)

Supervise Workplace Safety &
Health Practices (24 hours)
-Plan and implement safe work practices
-Maintain workplace risk control measures
-Identify & communicate WSH requirements to workers in accordance with the organisational safety management system

Duration: 3 days (incl. assessment)
1, 2,7 June 2010 (9am-5pm)

Venue: 2 Bukit Merah Central #08-00
SPRING Singapore Building
Singapore 159835

Admission Criteria
This is an industry oriented programme and applicants should preferably possess the following:
GEC O levels/GCE A levels or a minimum of 2 years working experience in manufacturing industry

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Sales & Marketing Series

Your pathway to obtain WSQ Advanced Certificate in Manufacturing Sales & Marketing
These modules are designed to provide participants with the essential skills and knowledge in
manufacturing sales and marketing to achieve success in today's competitive business environment.

Every individual who completes each module will be awarded with a Statement of Attainment (SOA).
Upon completion of these 5 modules you will be able to obtain WSQ Advanced Certificate in
Manufacturing Sales & Marketing by taking 4 modules of Supervisory Series.

Graduates of WSQ Advanced Certificate in Manufacturing Sales & Marketing may gain entry to
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia-
Bachelor of Business (Marketing) (pending approval)

Funding Available:
*After 90% SPUR Funding
**Absentee Payroll capped at $10.00/hr
For Singaporean & PR only

Course fees:
*$478.85 for 5 modules; *$95.77 for each module
*All prices quoted are after SPUR funding for Singaporeans & PRs and inclusive of 7% GST

Develop Purchasing Skills & Selection of
Vendors in Manufacturing Setting (24 hours)
-The purchasing function that contributes to the achievement of an organisation's objectives
-Purchasing strategy and planning
-Source and select appropriate vendors
-The role of national and transnational organisations in influencing international purchasing

Duration: 3 days (incl. assessment)
3-4,8 June 2010 (9am-5pm)

Maximise Advertising & Promotion in Manufacturing (24 hours)
-Explore the scope of marketing communications
-Investigate the role and importance of advertising
-Assess the role of below-the-line techniques and how they are used
-Prepare an integrated promotional strategy

Duration: 3 days (incl. assessment)
9-11 June 2010 (9am-5pm)

Practise Entrepreneurship within Your Organisation (24 hours)
-Features of entrepreneurship
-Develop an idea for a viable product or service
-Present a business idea
-Plan a business enterprise
-Implement a business enterprise

Duration: 3 days (incl. assessment)
14- 16 June 2010 (9am-5pm)

Implement Profitable Marketing & Sales Strategies in Manufacturing (24 hours)
-Define the parameters of profitable marketing and sales strategies
-Profitable product strategy
-Profitable pricing strategy
-Profitable promotion strategy
-Profitable place strategy
-Develop the marketing plan

Duration: 3 days (incl. assessment)
17 ?18,21 June 2010 (9am-5pm)

Implement Sales & Customer Service in Manufacturing Business (24 hours)
-The role of sales and customer services in business
-Provide effective service to customers
-The importance for organisations of providing good service to customers
-Interact with customers

Duration: 3 days (incl. assessment)
22?24 June 2010 (9am-5pm)

Admission Criteria
This is an industry oriented programme and applicants should preferably possess the following:
GEC O levels/GCE A levels or a minimum of 2 years working experience in manufacturing industry

Venue: 2 Bukit Merah Central #08-00
SPRING Singapore Building
Singapore 159835

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Singapore Budget 2010 - CPF Changes

Here's a quick summary of the CPF changes announced during Budget Debate 2010:

- Members will be automatically included in CPF LIFE if they have $60,000 in their Retirement Account at age 65 from 2023

- The first $40,000 of a member's Special Account savings cannot be invested from 1 July 2010

- From July 2010, members can apply to increase their CPF monthly income under the Minimum Sum Scheme, if their adjusted payouts can last at least 20 years from the Draw Down Age, or at least another 5 years from the time of application, whichever ends later

- Members can transfer their CPF monies upon demise to their nominees' CPF Accounts when the CPF Nomination Scheme is refined in January 2011

- Parents would be able to nominate their disabled children to receive monthly disbursements from the parents’ CPF savings after the parents have passed on, under the new Special Needs Savings Scheme (details will be announced later)

- The Workfare Income Supplement Scheme (WIS) is being enhanced for work done from 1 January 2010. The key enhancements are that the WIS qualifying average monthly income will be increased to $1,700, up from $1,500 previously; and the maximum WIS payment will be increased from $2,400 to $2,800 a year

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Inspiring Story:: A Carrot, An Egg And A Cup of Coffee

Do take 5 min off your busy schedule to read this.. It’s very inspirational.

You may never look at a cup of coffee the same way again........

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as though just as one problem was solved, a new one arose.

Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to a boil.

In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil, without saying a word.

In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl.

Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me what you see."

Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied.

Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did, and noted that they were soft.

The mother then asked the daughter to take the egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg.

Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee.

The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma.

The daughter then asked, "What does it mean, mother?"

Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity: boiling water. Each reacted differently.

The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak.

The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened.

The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.

"Which are you?" she asked her daughter.

"When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?"

Think of this: Which am I?

Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?

Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, ... but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and a hardened heart?

Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you.

When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate yourself to another level? How do you handle adversity?

Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can't go forward in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so at the end, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.

You might want to send this message to those people who mean something to you (I JUST DID); to those who have touched your life in one way or another; to those who make you smile when you really need it; to those who make you see the brighter side of things when you are really down; to those whose friendship you appreciate; to those who are so meaningful in your life.

It's easier to build a child than to repair an adult...

This is so true - May we all be COFFEE!

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Sunday, May 16, 2010


received this email from a friend...

Dear all,

Please read below. The message is true. I almost lost my daughter who put a piece of the leaf of this plant in her mouth and her tongue swelled to the point of suffocation. This is one plant but there are others with the same characteristics of coloring. Those are also poisonous and we should get rid of them. Please watch out for our children. As we all leave our children home in the hands of the helpers, we should give them a safe environment where they can play.

"This plant that we have in our homes and offices is extremely dangerous!

This plant is common in Kenya , Rwanda, Uganda in plant nurseries, many offices and homes. It is a deadly poison, mainly for the children. It can kill a kid in less than a minute and an adult in 15 minutes. It should be uprooted from gardens and taken out of offices. If touched, one should never touch ones eyes; it can cause partial or permanent blindness. Please alert your buddies.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

What kind of sleeper are you?

Ever wondered what your sleeping position says about the kind of person you are? A survey of 1,000 British reveals that the six most common sleeping patterns are indicative of personality types.

Foetus position - A whopping 41% of participants sleep in this curled-up manner. Women are twice as likely to rest like this and it is listed as the most common position. These sleepers are said to have a tough exterior but are still sensitive and may appear to be shy but warm up quickly.

Log position – If you sleep on your side with both arms down, you are a social, easy-going person who is trusting, sometimes to the point of being gullible. The study showed 15% of people sleep like a log.

Yearner position - A close third is the side-lying position with both arms out in front of the body, with 13% of partipants sleeping like this. Yearners are noted to be open-minded and still cynical, suspicious, and stubborn about sticking to decisions once they are made.

Soldier position - These sleepers lie on their backs with arms down and kept close to the body. This 8% study is said to be reserved, quiet, without fuss, and hold themselves and others to a high standard. Soldier sleepers have a higher likelihood for snoring due to the flat-back position, which may not cause them to wake up often but may result in a less restful night’s sleep.

Freefall position - Those people who lie on their bellies with arms under or wrapped around a pillow with head turned to the side, make up 7% of the population studied. Freefallers are brash, outgoing, and are very uncomfortable with criticism.

Starfish position - Sleepers who lie on their backs with arms up near their head or the pillow account for 5% of participants. These people are good listeners, helpful, and are uncomfortable being the center of attention. People who sleep in starfish position are more likely to snore and to suffer from a poor night’s sleep more often.

Original article here:

Reading through the list created a lively debate between me and my loved ones. And I must add, the personality descriptions are also pretty spot-on!

So, what kind of sleeper are you?


11-hour days are bad for the heart

People working 10 or 11 hours a day are more likely to suffer serious heart problems, including heart attacks, than those clocking off after seven hours, researchers said on Tuesday.

The finding, from an 11-year study of 6,000 British civil servants, does not provide definitive proof that long hours cause coronary heart disease but it does show a clear link, which experts said may be due to stress.

In all, there were 369 cases of death due to heart disease, non-fatal heart attacks and angina among the London-based study group -- and the risk of having an adverse event was 60 percent higher for those who worked three to four hours overtime.

Working an extra one to two hours beyond a normal seven-hour day was not associated with increased risk.

"It seems there might a threshold, so it is not so bad if you work another hour or so more than usual," said Dr Marianna Virtanen, an epidemiologist at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and University College London.

The higher incidence of heart problems among those working overtime was independent of a range of other risk factors including smoking, being overweight or having high cholesterol.

But Virtanen said it was possible the lifestyle of people working long hours deteriorated over time, for example as a result of poor diet or increased alcohol consumption.

More fundamentally, long hours may be associated with work-related stress, which interferes with metabolic processes, as well as "sickness presenteeism," whereby employees continue working when they are ill.

Virtanen and colleagues published their findings in the European Heart Journal.

Commenting on the study, Gordon McInnes, professor of clinical pharmacology at the University of Glasgow's Western Infirmary, said the findings could have widespread implications for doctors assessing patients' heart risks.

"If the effect is truly causal, the importance is much greater than commonly recognized. Overtime-induced work stress might contribute to a substantial proportion of cardiovascular disease," he said.


Future MRT/LRT Tracks

not sure if it's true...

Attached is the map for our future MRT/LRT tracks which may be of interest to you. There are new lines, such as Thomson Line, Eastern Region Line, Holland Line, CCK Line, Tampines Line, Johore Line, North Shore Line, Seletar Line etc etc ........

Black in the White House - virus

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> Directions: You should send this message to all of your contacts. It is
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> it. If you receive a message called Black in the White House even if sent
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> This virus was discovered yesterday afternoon by McAfee. There is no
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