Tuesday, 29 September 2015


Not saying that you should give up drinking coke, but just be aware that too much of it is not good for your body. Moderation in all things.

What happens to you body when you drink a can of coke.


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Monday, 28 September 2015

Humorous Quotes

Humorous, quirky quotes – some of which are also profoundly true.

They who drink beer will think beer. - Washington Irving

Timid salesmen have skinny kids. - Zig Ziglar

Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad! - Norm Papernick

To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all. - Helen Rowland

To be successful in life, there are many hurdles you have to overcome. For me, the biggest hurdle to success has always been failure. - Christopher Titus

To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer. - Paul Ehrlich

To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering, one must not love. But, then one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer, not to love is to suffer, to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love, to be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy, therefore, to be unhappy one must love, or love to suffer, or suffer from too much happiness – I hope you're getting this down. - Woody Allen

To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions. - Benjamin Franklin

Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, yet the youngest you’ll ever be, so enjoy this day while it lasts. - Unknown

Two wrongs don’t make a right, but they make a good excuse. - Thomas Szasz

Unless you hear it from the horse's mouth, don't listen to a jackass. - Unknown

Walk lightly in the spring; Mother Earth is pregnant. - Native American Indian Proverb

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Remembering Singapore

Those were the days ... the care-free kampong days ...

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Quote Worthy

Hold fast to stars. Hold fast to the elusive, the intangible, the never to be had; for stars fall from heaven sometimes, and kings are born in barns, and miracles rise out of little things. - Unknown

It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace. - Chuck Palahniuk

In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plough your anger and your energy into something positive. - Lee Iacocca

Love is the virtue of the heart, sincerity the virtue of the mind, decision the virtue of the will, courage the virtue of the spirit. - Frank Lloyd Wright

Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it. - Ziad K. Abdelnour

A clever person turns great troubles into little ones and little ones into none at all. - Chinese Saying

He has drawn back, only in order to have enough room for his leap. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Corporations have neither bodies to be punished nor souls to be damned. - Chinese Saying

Come not between the dragon and his wrath. - William Shakespeare

Don't worry about tomorrow until it’s today. - Kyle Kirkland

Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary. - Mark Twain

Easier to bend the body than the will. - Chinese Proverb

Friday, 25 September 2015

A Parable

A monk decides to meditate alone, away from his monastery. He takes his boat out to the middle of the lake, moors it there, closes his eyes and begins his meditation.
After a few hours of undisturbed silence, he suddenly feels the bump of another boat colliding with his own. With his eyes still closed, he senses his anger rising, and by the time he opens his eyes, he is ready to scream at the boatman who dared disturb his meditation.
But when he opens his eyes, he sees it’s an empty boat that had probably got untethered and floated to the middle of the lake.
At that moment, the monk achieves self-realization, and understands that the anger is within him; it merely needs the bump of an external object to provoke it out of him.
From then on, whenever he comes across someone who irritates him or provokes him to anger, he reminds himself, “The other person is merely an empty boat. The anger is within me.”

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Food For Thought

The things that will destroy us are: politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice. - Mohandas K. Gandhi

In my life I have found two things of priceless worth – learning and loving. Nothing else – not fame, not power, not achievement for its own sake – can possible have the same lasting value. For when your life is over, if you can say “I have learned”, and “I have loved,” you will also be able to say “I have been happy.” - Arthur C. Clarke

Enjoy the present, each moment as it comes, because you'll never get another one quite like it. And if you should ever look up and find yourself lost, simply take a breath and start over. Retrace your steps and go back to the purest place in your heart, where your hope lives. You'll find your way again. - Julia Brown

Tuesday, 22 September 2015


Coffee in the news again. 

This is what 3 cups of coffee a day do to your Liver

and … some uses for the coffee grounds

7 Surprising uses for coffee grounds

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Monday, 21 September 2015

Humorous Quotes

Humorous, quirky quotes – some of which are also profoundly true.

All the world's a stage, and it's a dead easy guess which sex has all the speaking parts. - Robert Elliot Gonzales

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity. - Unknown

Before I was married, I had a hundred theories about raising children and no children. Now, I have three children and no theories. - John Wilmot

Behind every successful man there is a surprised woman. - Maryon Pearson

Children in the back seat cause accidents, accidents in the back seat cause children! - Unknown

Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it. - W. Somerset Maugham

Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon. -  Paul Brandt

Even though a number of people have tried, no one has yet found a way to drink for a living. - Jean Kerr

Everyone loses hair, but men do it better - faster, earlier, and more extensively. - Unknown

For 24 years of my adult life, by choice I weighed well over 200 pounds. I say 'by choice' because I have never 'accidentally' eaten anything, so when I choose to eat too much, I have chosen to weigh too much. - Zig Ziglar

I’m not offended by all the dumb-blonde jokes because I know that I’m not dumb. I also know I'm not blonde. - Dolly Parton

You can agree with me, or you can be wrong. - Edgar Argo

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Remembering Mr Lee Kuan Yew

Tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew


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Saturday, 19 September 2015

Quote Worthy

Let go of the things that can no longer be fixed. If you force to try to put them back, things will only get worse. Holding on is being brave, but sometimes moving on makes you even tougher! - Unknown

Don't be someone's down-time, spare-time, part-time or some-time. If they can't be there for you all the time, they're not worth your time. - Unknown

Keeping score of old scores and scars, getting even and one-upping, always make you less than you are. - Malcolm Forbes

Be not disturbed at being misunderstood; be disturbed at not understanding. - Chinese Proverb

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need. - Khalil Gibran

Don’t confuse what you have a right to do with what’s right to do. - William Bennett

Humility can build you a castle and your pride can destroy that castle. - Unknown

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still. - Chinese Proverb

However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light. - Stanley Kubrick 

It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one. - Voltaire

Love is blind, and greed insatiable. - Chinese proverb

A bad workman blames his tools. - Chinese Saying

Friday, 18 September 2015

Is There Life After Death?

Is there life after death? Revered monk Thich Nhat Hanh answers age-old question.

by Antonia Blumberg

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Food For Thought

If Spring came but once a century instead of once a year, or burst forth with the sound of an earthquake and not in silence, what wonder and expectation there would be in all hearts to behold the miraculous change. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal – every other affliction to forget; but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open – this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude. - Washington Irving

I realized that whatever your path, whatever your calling, the most damaging thing you can do is let other voices define you and drown out your own. You’ve got to block them out and find that place deep inside you, shaken but still intact, and hold on to it. - Katie Couric

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Amazing Drink

This might be a refreshing drink. But to claim that it melts fat in 4 days … Well, how much of this does one have to drink, and how much fat does it ‘melts’ … Big question mark – I think. Nevertheless, if you are dieting, no harm in giving it a try. You will at least enjoy a refreshing drink if it fails to burn any fats.


From ‘Diet Of Life’
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Monday, 14 September 2015

Humorous Quotes

Humorous, quirky quotes – some of which are also profoundly true.

Being single used to mean that nobody wanted you. Now it means you're pretty sexy and you're taking your time deciding how you want your life to be and who you want to spend it with. - Carrie Bradshaw

Expect nothing, live frugally on surprise. - Alice Walker

Experts say the cost of funerals have risen by fifty percent, they blame it on the cost of living. - Unknown

He will lie, sir, with such volubility, that you would think truth were a fool. - William Shakespeare

How do you know my dim-witted inexperience isn't really a subtle form of manipulation used to lower people's expectations, thereby enhancing my ability to manoeuvre myself within any given situation? - Unknown

I celebrate myself, and sing myself. - Walt Whitman

Marriage is the only war where one sleeps with the enemy. - Tommy Lee

That’s a valiant flea that dares eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion. - William Shakespeare

The woman who tells her real age is either too young to have anything to lose, or too old to have anything to gain. - Chinese Saying

There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there. - Indira Gandhi

We get too soon old and too late smart. - Unknown

Women's eyes have pierced more hearts than ever did the bullets of war. - William Scott Downey

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Remembering Singapore

More photos of old Singapore ...

 Nee Soon, 1966

 Bugis Street, 1966

 Bugis Street, 1966

 Bugis Street, 1967

 Serangoon Road, 1966

 Clifford Pier, 1967

 Sembawang, 1967

 Waterfront, 1966

 Albert Street, 1966

 Downtown, 1966

 Bras Basah Road, 1966

 Botanic Gardens, 1959

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Quote Worthy

A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose: a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve. - John Maxwell

If you want to go somewhere you like but no one else wants to, go by yourself. You’ll meet people with similar interests as you. - Unknown

Being productive gives people a sense of satisfaction and fulfilment that loafing never can. - Zig Ziglar

An intelligent man believes only half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half. - Evan Esar

Celebrate endings – for they precede new beginnings. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves. - Edward R. Murrow

Cheap things are not good, good things are not cheap. - Chinese Saying

A pinch of probability is worth a pound of perhaps. - James Thurber

A drunk man’s words are a sober man's thoughts. - Steve Fergosi

Be kind and be truthful, and your life will be fruitful. - Unknown

A day of sorrow is longer than a month of joy. - Chinese Saying

Better do it than wish it done. - Chinese Proverb

Friday, 11 September 2015

My Books

A couple of my books - available in Epub format and Paperback on


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Thursday, 10 September 2015

Food For Thought

Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understand. The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self-kind of understanding. - Bill Bullard

It’s a feature of our age that if you write a work of fiction, everyone assumes that the people and events in it are disguised biography – but if you write your biography, it’s equally assumed you’re lying your head off. - Margaret Atwood

The greatest degree of inner tranquillity comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. - Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Healthy Foods

10 Foods to help prevent clogged arteries.


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Monday, 7 September 2015

humorous Quotes

Humorous, quirky quotes – some of which are also profoundly true.

A committee can make a decision that is dumber than any of its members. - David Coblitz

A gentleman is simply a patient wolf. - Lana Turner

A little madness in the Spring is wholesome even for the King. - Emily Dickinson

A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs. A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn’t need but is on sale. - Unknown

A woman's charm is fifty percent illusion. - Tennessee Williams

Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese. - Billie Burke

An artful or false woman shall set thy pillow with thorns. - Martin Farquhar Tupper

Any day above ground is a good day. - Robert Gerus

Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung. - Voltaire

As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it. - Buddy Hackett

As God is my witness, the more I deal with women, the more I like my cat. - P. N. Elrod

Beauty in woman is that potent alchemy which transforms men into asses. - Abraham Miller

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Remembering Singapore

More Pictures of old Singapore ...

 Lau Pa Sa, 1980s

 North Bridge Road’ 1970s

 North Bridge Road 1970s

 Farm of Rural Singapore, undated

 Market In Chinatown, 1970s

 Raffles Place, 1966

 Anderson Bridge, 1966

 Raffles Place, 1966

 North Bridge, 1966

 Alley, 1966

albert Street

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Quote Worthy

If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery. - H. G. Wells

A lot of the trouble in the world would disappear if we were talking to each other instead of about each other. - Ronald Reagan

When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best – that is inspiration. - Robert Bresson

The proper response to conflict, whether it lies within us or without us, is disengagement. - Brian Browne Walker

We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge, doubt increases. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Generally the theories we believe we call facts, and the facts we disbelieve we call theories. - Felix Cohen

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. - Chinese Proverb

It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question. - Eugène Ionesco Découvertes

Things change and friends leave and life doesn't stop for anybody. - Unknown

Good order is the foundation of all things. - Edmund Burke

Friday, 4 September 2015

Food For Thought

Not everything is supposed to become something beautiful and long-lasting. Sometimes people come into your life to show you what is right and what is wrong, to show you who you can be, to teach you to love yourself, to make you feel better for a little while, or to just be someone to walk with at night and spill your life to. Not everyone is going to stay forever, and we still have to keep on going and thank them for what they’ve given us. - Emery Allen

Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done. Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that! - Rocky Balboa

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Quote Worthy

I have been collecting Quotes since my school days. It’s a hobby and a passion of mine. Quotes motivate and inspire me, and they taught me many lessons not learned in school. They also serve as sign posts on my journey through life. My aim now is to compile my collection of quotes into a series of books. ‘Quote Worthy’ is the first in the series and is now available in ePub format and Paperback at http://www.lulu.com/vincentthnay  

Have a look if you are interested. Cheers!

Tuesday, 1 September 2015


Why you should eat garlic on an empty stomach.


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