Monday, 31 August 2015

Humorous Quotes


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

A drunken man's words are a sober man's thoughts. - Unknown

Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you. - Unknown

Every woman in choosing a lover takes more account of the way in which other women regard the man than of her own. - Chamfort

Few women admit their age. Few men act theirs. - Anonymous

Gold, gold! It may not buy happiness, but it can buy you a better state of misery, that's for sure! - Count Duckula

Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't; the other half have nothing to say and keep saying it. - Lenny Laskowski

If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts. - Albert Einstein

If the shoe fits, get another one just like it. - Unknown

It is much better to want the mate you do not have than to have the mate you do not want. - Unknown

Nothing pleases a woman quite so well as to look so sweet that a man wants to kiss her, and then abuse him for his impudence. - Edgar Watson Howe

The ideal man doesn't smoke, doesn't drink, doesn't do drugs, doesn't swear, doesn't get angry, doesn't exist. - Unknown

You don't know a woman until you've met her in court. - Norman Mailer

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Remembering Singapore


More pictures of the old Singapore ...

 Victoria Memorial Hall, 1970

 Geylang Seri Neighbourhood, 1970

 Bank of China, 1960

 Toa Payoh, 1967

 Collyer Quay, 1970

 Kampung Lorong Fatimah, Mandai, 1980s

 Bugis Street, 1970s

Collyer Quay, 1980s

 Collyer Quay, 1980s

Collyer Quay, 1980s

Empress Place, 1980s

Lau Pa Sa, 1980s

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Quote Worthy


For life, with all it yields of joy and woe, and hope and fear (believe the aged friend), is just our chance o' the prize of learning love – how love might be, hath been indeed, and is. - Robert Browning

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. - Hellen Keller

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world. - Jack Layton

Difference between school and life: school teaches you lessons and then gives you a test. Life gives you a test and you learn the lessons. - Unknown

Favourable outcomes conceal our weaknesses. Overcoming unfavourable outcomes reveals our strengths. - Matshona Dhliwayo

When something makes no sense, sometimes you make something of it. A joke. A spiritual practice. A life. - Heather Sellers

The single greatest predictor of happiness and success in life is a healthy love relationship. - Patricia Love

In places where men are used to differences they inevitably become tolerant. - Walter Lippmann

To change who you are, change who you think you are. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one grows old by living, only by losing interest in living. - Marie Beynon Ray

If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it. - Lucy Larcom

Greed over small gains brings big losses. - Chinese idiom

Friday, 28 August 2015

Food For Thought


You’ll know you’ve made the right decision when there is peace in your heart. Stop listening to what the world says you should do. Start listening to your own heart. There are only a few people in this world who will stay completely true to you, and YOU should be one of them. Listen to your own voice, your own soul. Too many people listen to the noise of the world, instead of themselves. Deep inside, you know what you want, let no one decide that for you. - Unknown

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Relationship


When we’re incomplete, we’re always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we’re still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising. This can go on and on – serial polygamy – until we admit that while a partner can add sweet dimensions to our lives, we, each of us, are responsible for our own fulfillment. Nobody else can provide it for us, and to believe otherwise is to delude ourselves dangerously and to program for eventual failure every relationship we enter. - Tom Robbins

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Goya


Goya, or more commonly known here as bitter gourd. This fruit/vegetable is known to have ‘cooling’ properties. As to stopping diabetes, and killing cancer cells, mm … I don’t know. So far, the same has been said of varies fruits and veggies too. I say, eat everything, in moderation.

http://positivemed.com/2015/08/13/this-miraculous-fruit-stops-diabetes-kills-cancer-cells-and-even-more/

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Monday, 24 August 2015

Humorous Quotes


Humorous, quirky quotes -  some of which are profoundly true

Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it. - Ellen Goodman

Wisdom and love have nothing to do with one another. Wisdom is staying alive, survival. You're wise if you don't stick your finger in the light plug. Love – you'll stick your finger in anything. - Robert Altman

Despite all the good the world seems to offer, true happiness can only be found in one thing – shopping. - Ling Woo

Regular naps prevent old age ... especially if you take them while driving. - Unknown

A son is a son till he takes him a wife, a daughter is a daughter all of her life. - Irish Saying

Happiness doesn’t come cheap. Hell, if it did we would all be smiling. - Dan Scott

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. - Arthur C. Clarke

All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed. - Sean O’Casey

All I ask is the chance to prove that money can’t make me happy. - Spike Milligan

A man in love is incomplete until he has married – then he's finished. - Zsa Zsa Gabor

How I became a better writer was that I kept writing. - Sallie Tisdale

I had amnesia once – or twice. - Unknown

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Remembering Singapore


Some photos of Singapore in days gone by.

 Rafffles Place, 1950

 Boat Quay 1970

 Boat Quay 1970

 Van Kleef Aquarium, undated

 Aerial View, 1969

 Collyer Quay 1970

 Singapore River

 Skyline, 1960


 Merdeka Bridge, undated

Singapore River

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Quote Worthy


We should begin it today. Today is the only real day of life for us. Today is the tomb of yesterday, the cradle of tomorrow, all our past ends in today. All our future begins in today. - William Jordan

Sometimes we need someone to simply be there. Not to fix anything, or to do anything in particular, but just to let us feel that we are cared for and supported. - Unknown

We are born in one day. We die in one day. We can change in one day. And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day. - Gayle Forman

Often you think when you’re rejected that you are not good enough, but the truth is they weren’t ready for all you have to offer. - Unknown

Sometimes you have to dare to do it because life is too short to wonder what it could have been. - Steven Maraboli

Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost. - Khalil Gibran

Believe in the wonderment of life, the magic of love, and the reality of death. - Carroll Bryant

Sometimes we meet a fool with wit, never one with discretion. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Sometimes, being with your best friend, is all the therapy you need. - Unknown

A few bad chapters does not mean your story is over. - Unknown

Always remember, your focus determines your reality. - George Lucas

It is in the shelter of each other that the people live. - Irish Proverb

Friday, 21 August 2015

Of Wit 'n' Humour


Of Wit ‘n’ Humour is a compilation of short jokes, humorous, quirky, oxymoronic quotes and witty come-backs – some of which are hilariously funny and at the same time profoundly true. Available in Epub format and Paperback on:


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Thursday, 20 August 2015

Remembering Singapore


Singapore celebrated her Golden Jubilee on the 9th of August 2015. 
Here's a blast from the past. Precious footage of Singapore, Our Forgotten Past


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Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Nakedness


The Scientific Reasons Why You Should Just Always Be Naked

http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/the-scientific-reasons-why-you-should-just-always-be-naked-dg/

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Monday, 17 August 2015

Humorous Quotes


Humorous, quirky quotes -  some of which are profoundly true

A wise woman puts a grain of sugar into everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her. - Helen Rowland

Accept the fact that some days you’re the pigeon, and some days you're the statue! - Unknown

Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. - Ernest Hemingway

Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow internet to see who they really are. - Will Ferrell

He who falls in love in bars doesn’t need a woman all his own. He can always find one on loan. - Umberto Eco

If it’s sent by ship then it's a cargo, if it’s sent by road then it’s a shipment. - Dave Allen

Life is like sex. It’s not always good, but it’s always worth trying. - Pamela Anderson

People want the front of the bus, the back of the church, and the centre of attention. - Unknown

Revenge can be bitter sweet, but if you sit back and watch, Karma can be pure entertainment. - Unknown

Sometimes the best you can do is just remain silent because no word can explain the shit that’s going in your heart and mind. - Unknown

Those that can, do. Those that can’t, complain. - Linus Torvalds

You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. - Walt Disney

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Food For Thought


When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so  you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through. - Steve Jobs

There is no need to justify what we are. There is no need to work hard to become what we are not. We just need to return to our integrity, to the way we were before we learned to speak. Perfect. As little children, we are authentic. Only the present time is real for us; we don’t care about the past, and we aren’t worried about the future. We enjoy life; we want to explore and have fun/ nobody teaches us to be that way; we are born that way. - Miguel Ruiz

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Quote Worthy


Sometimes we waste too much time to think about someone that doesn’t think about us for a second. - Unknown

Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because regret is stronger than gratitude. - Anne Frank

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. Albert Camus

Death is not the greatest loss. Loss is when life dies inside you while you are alive. - Norman Cousins 

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein

It is not our circumstances that create our discontent or contentment. It is us. - Vivian Greene

Facing it, always facing it, that’s the way to get through. Face it. - Joseph Conrad

Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached. - Swami Vivekananda

Sometimes a ray of hope is all the sunshine you need. - Unknown

I walk slowly, but I never walk backward. - Abraham Lincoln

It always seems impossible until it’s done. - Nelson Mandela

After all, tomorrow is another day! - Margaret Mitchell

Friday, 14 August 2015

Isolated Houses


Isolated Houses in the World


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Thursday, 13 August 2015

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Coca Cola


No harm in having the occasional Cola now and then. Moderation is the key - like everything else.

20 Practical Uses for Coca Cola - Proof That Coke Does Not Belong Io The Body

http://www.trueactivist.com/20-established-uses-for-coke-proves-it-does-not-belong-in-the-human-body/

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Monday, 10 August 2015

Humorous Quotes


Humorous, quirky quotes -  some of which are profoundly true

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age. - Robert Frost

A man drove me to drink and I never got to thank him. - Unknown

Books are hindrances to persisting stupidity. - Spanish Proverb

I am not rude, I just speak what everyone else hasn’t the balls to say. - Unknown

I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five. - Steven Wright

I don’t hate people. I just feel better when they aren’t around. - Charles Bukowski

I speak my mind because it hurts to bite my tongue all the time. - Unknown

Life is a beach. Sometimes you end up with a little sand in your pants. - Unknown

The general population doesn’t know what’s happening, and it doesn’t even know that it doesn’t know. - Noam Chomsky

The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog. - Mark Twain

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Quote Worthy


We search for life on other planets and in other regions of our galaxy. Meanwhile, we destroy and ignore the other life on this planet. - Anthony Douglas Williams

Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, but actually you’ve been planted. - Christine Caine

When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love …  - Marcus Aurelius

Every person you’ll meet today has a story to tell and lesson to teach. Will you hear it? - Robin Sharma

Those who judge will never understand, and those who understand will never judge. - Wilson Kanadi

Do what feels right for you. Remember that no one else is walking in your shoes. - Unknown

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. - Kenji Miyazawa

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. - Bertrand Russell

Play is the highest form of research. - Albert Einstein

Take what’s useful, discard what is not. - Bruce Lee

Friday, 7 August 2015

Unusual sightings


These pictures show that wherever conditions are favourable, there will be life. The environment may be  harsh, but that doesn't stop them from bursting out, growing, and blooming to their full potential. Valuable life lessons for everyone here.










Thursday, 6 August 2015

Food For Thought


For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction. - Cynthia Occelli

That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains. - Steve Jobs

Life is queer with its twists and turns, as every one of us sometimes learns. And many a fellow turns about when he might have won had he stuck it out. Don’t give up though the pace seems slow, you may succeed with another blow. - Unknown

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Anti-Aging Food


Top Anti-Aging Superfoods

http://thescienceofeating.com/2015/05/26/top-anti-aging-superfoods/

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Monday, 3 August 2015

Humorous Quotes


Quotes which are funny, ironical, quirky, some of which are also profoundly true.

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. - P.J. O’Rourke

I always take life with a grain of salt, … plus a slice of lemon, … and a shot of tequila. - Unknown

I just poured Super-glue into a non-stick pan. Somebody is about to be wrong. - Unknown

If at first you don’t succeed; call it version 1.0. - Unknown

Instead of getting married again, I’m going to find a woman I don’t like and give her a house. - Lewis Grizzard

It’s hard to explain puns to kleptomaniacs because they always take things literally. - Unknown

Not responding is a good response. - Unknown

There are no bad ideas, only good ideas that go horribly wrong. - Unknown

There is a war between the ones who say there is a war and the ones who say there isn’t. - Leonard Cohen

Sunday, 2 August 2015

11 Things to Quit Immediately


There are many things in life that cause us to feel stress and sadness. Here are 11 things you can quit doing right now in order to create a life that feels easier and lighter. Starting today you can give up on things that no longer serve you and embrace positive forward momentum instead.
Ready? Here we go:

 1. Quit resisting change.

Change is a necessary part of progress and growth and happiness and life! When we resist change we are essentially denying the opportunity for more love and abundance and amazing things to come into our lives. Change has to happen if you want to reach a goal. It has to happen if you want to advance in your career. Change has to happen in order for your kids to grow and thrive. So quit resisting the inevitable! You have the power to guide those changes into a future that is incredible.

2. Quit thinking you can control everything in your life.

This comes right after no. 1 because it is necessary to be clear on what you CAN change. You can change yourself, your thoughts, your feelings, your actions, but you can't change anyone else. You can't change the weather, the stock market, or your parent's deep seated beliefs. When you go around trying to control other people's behavior you will only be disappointed. When you try to manipulate a situation it only leads to frustration. Just stay in control of your own self, and everything else around you will fall in line.

3. Quit making excuses.

When we get down to it, excuses are just so lame. Everyone else can see that you are making excuses to buy time, or to keep procrastinating, or just avoid doing something that you are afraid of doing. Excuses are a huge waste of energy. Decide to do the thing or decide to not do the thing and move on.

4. Quit blaming other people.

No one else is preventing you from getting what you want. You are 100 percent responsible for your own life. Other people are not putting thoughts in your head or barriers on your progress. In actuality, there are far more people out there who want to see you soar to success then people who want to see you fail or hold you back. Surround yourself with people who believe in your dreams.

5. Quit complaining.

This is another huge waste of your precious time. When you are complaining you are focusing on what you don't want and all the things you don't like. Guess what? What we focus on expands...and if your focus is on all the things you just hate those are the exact things that you will get more of. Your power of focus can be used to bring in more of what you do want. The key is to concentrate on the good, the positive, and the life-affirming things.

6. Quit criticizing.

This happens when we mistakenly believe in perfection. If you tend to find faults in every little thing, or every person that you meet, you will never be able to feel truly happy. Criticism is super negative and judgmental. If you are in the habit of pointing out faults, try to switch the habit to finding the positive attributes. Everyone is doing the best they can with what they have. Perfection is a myth...but beauty is everywhere. Search for that instead.

7. Quit telling so many negative stories to yourself.

All those stories that you have rolling around in your head become your life. If you are constantly telling yourself how much you suck, how you should be better, how you screwed up this that or the other thing you will keep undermining your happiness. To be happy, you must be able to tell the story of how everything is working out in your favor. You must tell the story of how much you are looking forward to that bright future that is in store for you. And then watch how things change....

8. Quit needing to always be right.

This is a function of ego. If you are always trying to prove to everyone else how right you are, soon there won't be many left to tell. No one likes to be put down, or argued with, or shown how you are always right and they are always wrong. The need to always be right ruins relationships and leaves you isolated. Compassion works way better.

9. Quit putting labels on things.

Again, this is about letting go of judgements. Letting go of needing to control others. When you find yourself labeling people and things and religions and whatever, its really just trying to understand them in relation to things that you have already experienced personally. We label things in order to try to make sense of our world. But the world is full of mystery and variety and 7 billion people's dreams and identities. Labeling makes the world smaller, but is that what you really want?

10. Quit fantasizing over the past.

Most of us have a tendency to either relive past experiences or create future scenarios in our mind all day long. It's a shame, because life is actually happening in the present moment. In this very breath you are taking in. Just this one. And if your mind is focused on the past and perhaps feeling regret or loss or anger over how things went down it is negatively affecting your present state. Please, do yourself a favor and say goodbye to the past. It had to happen the way it did for you to become who you are today. Today you have gifts to offer the world because of what you know, this is what to focus on now.

11. Quit living your life for other people.

Your life is unique. There is not another person on Earth who sees things the same as you or who has your beautiful insights. There are so many people who are living their life trying to please everyone else, or trying to fit in, or trying to prove their worth based on the standards of others. When you can start to incorporate everything I mentioned above, you can show up as a powerful and positive force in the world! You start showing up as YOU and living the life that only you can. Letting go of the past, of blame and guilt and shame and criticism of yourself and others frees you up to start making a positive impact. You can feel love and trust and happiness when you leave the need to control and the fear of failing behind.

And you can start this very instant.

- Carolyn Maul