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Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
well these are the problems that I am facing...
- Next Weds is my presentation and report submission for Marketing Management.
- Next Thursday is a Christmas play conducted by IAA70, and I am in the mids of writing the scenes so that this coming Thursday myself and 3 others will be writing up scripts for the cast to act in.
- I haven't really read through my Psychology notes either!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Hehe.. its always soo good to enjoy peace "once in awhile". :D
Tonight is going to be so busy. Leaving home at 4:30 p.m to go to church. then after service there is gong to be practice for African nite till God knows what time! Then I am going for a Worshop by the Star tomorrow from 8:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Yea so was rushing it from9 a.m till 6 p.m!
Ms Jenny was like. allowing 7 out of 12 to complete the assignment during class. What did the other 5 do? Well They got to do a class essay! HAHAH!!!
Well we had thisother assignment. Both Due on the same day. Now I really don't care about today! Just enjoy the rest of the night and enjoy creating sets for the Christmas Play.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Too busy to go to bed? Having trouble getting quality sleep once you do? Your health may be at risk.
You may literally have to add it to your to-do list, but scheduling a good night's sleep could be one of the smartest health priorities you set. It's not just daytime drowsiness you risk when shortchanging yourself on your seven to eight hours. Possible health consequences of getting too little or poor sleep can involve the cardiovascular, endocrine, immune and nervous systems. In addition to letting life get in the way of good sleep, between 50 and 70 million Americans suffer from a chronic sleep disorder—insomnia or sleep apnea, say—that affects daily functioning and impinges on health. Consider the research:
1) Less may mean more. For people who sleep under seven hours a night, the fewer zzzz's they get, the more obese they tend to be, according to a 2006 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report. This may relate to the discovery that insufficient sleep appears to tip hunger hormones out of whack. Leptin, which suppresses appetite, is lowered; ghrelin, which stimulates appetite, gets a boost.
2) You're more apt to make bad food choices. A study published in the October 15, 2008 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that people with obstructive sleep apnea or other severely disordered breathing while asleep ate a diet higher in cholesterol, protein, total fat, and total saturated fat. Women were especially affected.
3) Diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance, its precursor, may become more likely. A 2005 study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that people getting five or fewer hours of sleep each night were 2.5 times more likely to be diabetic, while those with six hours or fewer were 1.7 times more likely.
4) The ticker is put at risk. A 2003 study found that heart attacks were 45 percent more likely in women who slept for five or fewer hours per night than in those who got more.
5) Blood pressure may increase. Obstructive sleep apnea, for example, has been associated with chronically elevated daytime blood pressure, and the more severe the disorder, the more significant the hypertension, suggests the 2006 IOM report. Obesity plays a role in both disorders, so losing weight can ease associated health risks.
6) Auto accidents rise. As stated in a 2007 report in the New England Journal of Medicine, nearly 20 percent of serious car crash injuries involve a sleepy driver—and that's independent of alcohol use.
7) Balance is off. Older folks who have trouble getting to sleep, who wake up at night, or are drowsy during the day could be 2 to 4.5 times more likely to sustain a fall, found a 2007 study in the Journal of Gerontology.
8) You may be more prone to depression. Adults who chronically operate on fumes report more mental distress, depression, and alcohol use. Adolescents suffer, too: One survey of high school students found similarly high rates of these issues. Middle schoolers, too, report more symptoms of depression and lower self-esteem.
9) Kids may suffer more behavior problems. Research from an April issue of the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine found that children who are plagued by insomnia, short duration of sleeping, or disordered breathing with obesity, for example, are more likely to have behavioral issues like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.10) Death's doorstep may be nearer. According to three large studies published in the journals Sleep and the Archives of General Psychiatry, people over age 30 who slept five hours or less per night had approximately a 15 percent greater risk of dying—regardless of the cause—over the periods studied, which ranged from six to 14 years.
Interesting article... but I am forced to sleep late cause my soccer games are late, come back late from college so no time to do assignments and read through notes except till in the wee hrs in the morning! So I got excuse but of course not good for health la!
Monday, November 17, 2008
Well I came from a 21st birthday which was simple yet I feel was more realistic and also way more of a personal touch with a bunch of Sarah's closest friends which I prefer! there were 38 of us at Sarah's house in Subang. I was like WOAH! 38 people! Deng the cooks will have lots of hungry stomachs to feed!
One phrase of the food. IT TASTED SO GOOD!
Gosh! Sarah and her siblings are so blessed to eat wonderful glorious food everyday! The meal today consisted of Roast Lamb Leg, two I must say, roasted potatoes, traditional Spaghetti meatballs with bolognese sauce, garden salad, capsicums with cheese and last but not least home made Chocolate cake served with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream !
As all professional chefs love to say, that it is always good to keep things simple and it always becomes delicious, and it was evident today that the food was made with love and care and certainly did hit the spot! It was a hearty and delicious meal and I wanna say it was such a joy to eat. Confession: I had 3 helpings of food, but only one of cake cause I was so darn full!
I was suppose to give Sarah's mum a hand in the kitchen but pity it suddenly poured down with rain like there's no tomorrow! God ! It was FREAKIN JaM!! I had to send out an sms to Sarah that I was not able to arrive on time as I was stuck like a sardine in a can!
Ahh...btw Sarah's mum was my mum's friend back when they were in Canada studying! Hmm. It would be interesting to sit down with Sarah's fam and mine for dinner one day hahah! Since both fathers are golf enthusiast and both mum's cook great food and have wonderful families :D haha
After the dinner, we had performances by a few people including Amanda, Grace and myself! God it was spontanious and I couldnt sing cause I had cake down my throat! Remembering what Liang told me: dont eat stuff with choc or milk! Not good for throat when going to sing!"
All in all it was a great night! Sarah when u read this I wanna tell u. thank you and your family for inviting me to your lovely home, and thank you for including me for your belated 21st birthday celebration and it has been great knowing you, and your note that I wrote to you is safely stored away and will pass it to you on Saturday!
Happy Belated Birthday again!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Ahh I haven't Tagged in awhile, but yea I got tagged by Dionne last night!
Remove one question from below and add in your personal question. Make a total of 20 questions and tag 8 people. List them out at the end of the post. Notify them in their cbox that they've been tagged. Whoever does the tag will have blessings from all.
1. What’s your ambition?
To be a chef and own my own restaurant!
2. Who is more important to you? Friends or boy/girlfriend?
To me friends and a girlfriend are equally important in my life, as having a girlfriend to share my life more and having friends to share my life with strolling along life’s journey’s together
3. How often do you think of committing suicide?
Never! Why I don’t have a reason to do so, I am having the time of my life!
4. Do you think you have enough confidence?
I guess that if you have a positive mind set to the task at hand and give your very best no matter what then Yes! I have Confidence!
5. Do you believe that what goes around comes around?
Yea I do, I guess its good to treat someone like how you would treat yourself in that situation.
6. What is your goal for next year?
Better time management and lose weight!
7. Do you believe in eternity love?
Well I know God has eternal love for me and everyone in the world no matter what we do.
8. What's a perfect girlfriend/boyfriend like to you? (List 10)
Well a perfect girlfriend is one who is like me, not perfect! Someone who can enjoy life to the fullest, someone who can always share life experiences with, someone who I relate to and such and such!
9. What's a worst girlfriend/boyfriend like to you?
One who cheats, steals, using the boyfriend as a ‘door mat’, not faithful at all and not being honest.
10.What feeling do you love most?
11. What is your bad habit?
Off and on I bite my fingernails and procrastination!
12. Is there anything you wanna tell the people who hates you?
Well what ever I did wrong that made u hate me, my sincere apologies. I did it with no intention but dotell me about it who ever you are.
13. Do you cherish every single friendship of yours?
Yes of course, as long as they do the same.
14. What does flying means to you?
Freedom, joy, having no boundries!
15. What do you currently crave for the most?
I crave for different things all the time and depending on what I need, but I am now craving for the Chopper DiMarzio pickup on my guitar.
16. Have you ever regretted any decisions that you have made? If yes, briefly describe it.
Yes, I regretted buying guitar gears from someone I trusted especially when he was my guitar mentor and sold me Digitech pedals and said that they were good, but that time I was still new to the guitar world. I should have consulted a friend I trust and since that day I have learnt my lesson and I get the right advice from that friend and also from my research.
17. Describe the person who tagged you in 7 words.
Fun, cute, pretty, beautiful, confident, happy, vibrant
18.What have you done to yourself to make yourself happy?
Reward myself with something that I crave for or something that I desire!
19. What will you become in another 10 years?
In a relationship, a good income and secure job, overseas, maybe even married!
20. What would you do when you are lonely?
Surf the internet, organize my room, play the guitar and others which I can’t think off my head!
I tag all my friends who have a blog and who just finished reading this post! Gogogo!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
What Your Bathroom Habits Say About You
You are very independent and self-centered. You don't solve other people's problems - and you don't expect them to solve yours.
You spend a lot on clothes, and you tend to be a very stylish dresser. However, it's hard for you to throw away trendy clothes when they go out of style.
You have the perfect blend of confidence and class. You're proud of who you are - but you don't broadcast it.
In relationships, you are practical and realistic. You have a romantic side, but you only let it out when it's appropriate.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I think that there is some truth to this! But for all those not so vain people, you can do what you want la! This is just some advice! Well I am gonna follow it!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Check it out! THis is the official video
I'm now in my psychology lecture. more than half the class with their laptops open constantly typing or some just sitting there pondering. Most likely rushing the assignment, just as my Psychology lecturer pointed out. *grins* Its due when the class is over. Hence the reason why I stayed up so late sacrificing sleep for rushing the due time of handing up the assignment in less than 40 mins time :). Definately sacrifice with out question!
I feel so relaxed now... watching the rush of my fellow classmates contemplating which theories of psychology to use and fretting about laptops hanging, running in and out of class to print! (I saw my lectuere gaving that evil smile as he eye-balls every individual not focusing on the class topic, laptop gaggers, speedy gonzales running in and out.
haha I am just enjoying the moment! HAHAHAHA!
Monday, November 10, 2008
An interesting thing i noticed during the EMA was that though EMA stands for "European Music Award" but... American airwaves have been in dominance since quite awhile, I must say I kinda miss the awesomeness of the British music! It has been quite a mildly hyped year for British music. Hope next year there will be more stuff from the UK! BTW check out this rock band, The Wombats, version of Leona Lewis's Bleeding Love! url here. I tried looking for the EMA live one, but it seems like it has not been released yet!
Here is my Top 10 Music Addiction for the year 2008 in no particular order!
How about yours? What are the music that inspires you this year?
Place your top 10s in the comments for this post!
For the mean time, visit here, to get samples of her music!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Your result for The Sexual Philosophy Test...
Your preist or pastor is very proud of you! You have very high moral standards and religiously based ethics. You may or may not be interested in sexual actions yourself, but you will have very high standards if you do. You believe in leading a good and virtuous life and believe that you have moral obligations to self and society. At this point in your life you may be virginal in nature. Those you chose as mates will have to have the same standards of belief as you or there may be great difficulty in maintaining a happy relationship. Sex toys for you are not an option because they are not natural.
Your result for Are You Thrifty or Impulsive?...
Saturday, November 8, 2008
By Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing
When it comes to getting ahead in the world of work, some people make it look so easy. It's almost as if they know of a secret fast track that's helped propel them from one level to the next. They land jobs at the best companies, impress all the right people and seem to be promoted even before the ink on the job offer is dry.
On the other hand, the world of work is certainly filled with people who just can't seem to climb the next rung of the corporate ladder. No matter how hard they try or how badly they want it, being promoted seems impossible.
Susan Britton Whitcomb identifies the characteristics and behaviors that differentiate these two types of people in her book, "30-Day Job Promotion." "Having interviewed numerous managers and worked with hundreds of career-minded clients over the years, a clear pattern has emerged: Those with the greatest promotablility demonstrated a blend of hard skills and, more importantly, soft skills. For example, confidence, critical thinking and commitment," Whitcomb says.
But what about people who can't position themselves in the promotion pipeline? Why aren't they moving forward, even though they're perfectly qualified for a higher-level position? A significant part of the problem may be that, because of their attitudes and behaviors, decision-makers ruled them out of consideration for a promotion long before the option was available.
According to Whitcomb, there are several mistakes people can make that will hinder their chances of being promoted or earning the support of their superiors and colleagues. In "30-Day Job Promotion," she outlines seven faux pas:
1. Not dressing, speaking or acting the part
When it comes to being promoted, looks do matter. If you don't look the part, it will be much more difficult for decision-makers to envision you in it. Instead of dressing sloppily or inappropriately, strive to dress in a manner similar to people two levels above you.
2. Being unprepared with talking points about the value you'd bring to the position
Just because the decision-maker in the promotion process is already familiar with you doesn't mean you're done proving yourself to him or her. Highlight your skills, knowledge and strengths to reinforce your return on investment.
3. Being deceitful or underhanded
If you're acting friendly and respectful to superiors one moment and undermining them behind their backs the next, you risk developing a reputation for being two-faced and untrustworthy.
4. Being clueless about the big picture
Decision-makers want to know that promoting you will impact the company's bottom line. If you can't convince them that your new ideas and extra effort will achieve the company's goals, you probably won't gain their buy-in for a promotion.
5. Pouting or grousing
It's important for leaders to exude a positive attitude at all times -- both good and bad. Decision-makers will never be able to support you as a leader, worthy of promotion, if you're being bitter, negative or dismissive of others because you don't get your way at work.
6. Expecting a promotion without going above and beyond in your current position
Some people mistakenly believe that because they do their job well and do what's asked of them, they're entitled to a promotion. This couldn't be farther from the truth. Employers want to advance employees who exceed their expectations and are willing to take on more than what their job description entails.
7. Overusing the terms "my career" or "promotion" in discussions with your manager
In most situations, your employer's needs come before your own. Therefore, expressing that you'd like to take your career to the next level won't get you nearly as far as something such as, "I'm committed to doing everything I can to help this company grow and succeed."
"Remember, getting promoted is not for the faint of heart," Whitcomb says. "To climb the ladder, you'll need a proactive plan, proof of performance, the right perception of you, perseverance and a positive attitude."
Selena Dehne is a career writer for JIST Publishing who shares the latest occupational, career and job search information available with job seekers and career changers. She is also the author of JIST's Job Search and Career Blog (http://jistjobsearchandcareer.blogspot.com/).
Friday, November 7, 2008
Your result for The Supervillain Archetype Test...
Cool, Levelheaded, Lethal
The Professional is the most dangerous of all villains. You do what you do better than anyone, because, as a Professional, you have standards.
The Professional is like the Crook in that they both desire money. But the Professional wants more than that. The Professional wants job satisfaction. It isn't sadism really, he just wants to be sure that the job is done, and done well. No hard feelings, it's just business. Professionals prefer to work alone, but will work in groups if given incentive.
The greatest weakness of a Professional is risk. A Professional is business-like, but can't resist a challenge. They often use the word "worthy opponent". People like that are easily baited. And if a Professional is eventually cornered (not easy to do), they might lose it.
Sample Professionals: Deathstroke, Bullseye, Revanche
Your result for The Ultra Ultimate Personality Test...
You scored 57 Extroversion, 65 Intuition, 83 Emotional, and 44 Spontaneity!
Outgoing and friendly. ENFJs cheif concern in life is other people, and fostering harmony and cooperation, between themselves and others. Warm personal interactions-strokes of approval and appreciation- keep them going in life. Sympathetic, cooperative and tactful, with high ideals, they make a consistent effort to say and do the right thing. They are patient and conscientious and make an effort to stick to a job until it's finished.
ENFJs put a lot of effort and enthusiasm into their relationships. To some extent, the ENFJ defines themself by the closeness and authenticity of their personal relationships, and are therefore highly invested in the business of relationships. They have very good people skills, and are affectionate and considerate. They are warmly affirming and nurturing. The excel at bringing out the best in others, and warmly supporting them. They want responding affirmation from their relationships, although they have a problem asking for it. When a situation calls for it, the ENFJ will become very sharp and critical. After having made their point, they will return to their natural, warm selves. They may have a tendency to "smother" their loved ones, but are generally highly valued for their genuine warmth and caring natures.
Good verbal communication skills
Very perceptive about people's thoughts and motives
Motivational, inspirational; bring out the best in others
Warmly affectionate and affirming
Fun to be with - lively sense of humor, dramatic, energetic, optimistic
Good money skills
Able to "move on" after a love relationship has failed (although they blame themselves)
Loyal and committed - they want lifelong relationships
Strive for "win-win" situations
Driven to meet other's needs
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Wow Obama only needing only 270 electoral votes and the overall results were 279 to 146 and the numbers are still rising , winning a landslide victory! Thought I must say swing states like Montana, Indiana, North Carolina were quite down to the wire.
Is America ready for a change? It's no asking whether they are ready... Change has come... No matter Obama or McCain wins victory, America is going to be a big change. My dad reckons that there might be an increase in share prices starting tomorrow. There will be a change starting tomorrow. America is going down through a transition. With the democratic party now seizing control of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Who knows what will happen in the future.
The Democratic party has won control of both the Senate and the House Of Representatives as well.
I pray that there will be a big change for the better!
Visit the source below to obtain the latest videos and news.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Your result for The Beautiful Faces Test...
68% Eyes, 71% Nose, 65% Mouth, 55% SexyCute
You seem to like prominence in all of the features, and a cute demeanor. Mischa Barton has come to prominence on the hit show (and spiritual successor to 90210), 'The OC'. She's definitely full-featured, and more cute than sexy. She's also in no way the 18-year-old she plays on the show, but that's okay. We love her anyway.
Similar: Alyssa Milano (sexier), Hillary Duff (smaller lips)
If you liked my test, please remember to give it a decent score, and of course I'm always happy to hear feedback. Thanks!
Also, you could check out my Your Type of Girl Test.
Took this quiz below... LOL .. I am glad I end up in a swing state! lol!
You Should Live in a Purple State
Your preferences are 45% Blue, 55% Red
You may not be a swing voter, but you feel comfortable around moderate people.
You tend to do best in states with a red and blue mix - like Nevada and North Carolina.
You are adaptable. You can converse with a church crowd as easily as with grad students.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Your result for The Heroes Personality Test...
You scored 21 Idealism, 67 Nonconformity, 42 Nerdiness