Wednesday, 31 August 2016

World's Longest Bridge

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The new glass – bottomed bridge crosses two peaks in the mountains of Zhangjiajie – the same ranges that inspired the American Blockbuster Avatar.

While 8,000 people are allow to cross the bridge each day, many tourists queued up overnight to be the first to visit the attraction. The site become incredibly busy in a short amount of time.

Those who crossed the bridge earlier in the day were treated to views of the spectacular 984 feet sheer drop underfoot.

Tourist can walk across the bridge, designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan, and the more adventurous will be able to bungee jump or ride a zip line.

Aerial view photo shows the glass-bottom bridge at Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Humorous Quotes

All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me. 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

I am a master of logic and a powerfully convincing debater. In fact, against my better judgment, I can talk myself out of doing anything. - Jarod Kintz

First you forget names; then you forget faces; then you forget to zip up your fly; and then you forget to unzip your fly. - Branch Rickey

Living with kids is like living in a frat house ... everything's broken, nobody sleeps, and there's a lot of throwing up. - Ray Romano

It's funny, don't you think, how time seems to do a lot of things? It flies, it tells, and worst of all, it runs out. - Markus Zusak

He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom. - P. G. Wodehouse

Don’t bite off more than you can chew because nobody looks attractive spitting it back out. - Carroll Bryant

A bargain is something you don’t need at a price you can’t resist. - Franklin P. Jones

Change is not a four letter word…but often your reaction to it is! - Jeffrey Gitomer

Early to bed and early to rise probably indicates unskilled labour. - John Ciardi

I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it. - Mae West

Beer is prose. Wine is poetry. - Jenifer Rosen

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Sunday, 28 August 2016

Friends and Friendship - Quotes

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A best friend isn’t someone who’s just always there for you. It’s someone who understands you a bit more than you understand yourself. - Unknown

A caring friend is thousand times better than a careless lover! - Unknown

A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside. - Winnie the Pooh

A friend in need is a friend indeed. - James Ray

A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are. - Unknown

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend who lies for you may also lie against you. - Unknown

A friend's eye is a good mirror. - Gaelic Proverb

A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother. - Homer

A true friend is someone who says nice things behind your back. - Unknown

Don’t expect your friend to be a perfect person. But, help your friend to become a perfect person. That is true friendship! - Mother Teresa

Don't bypass a town where there's a friend.- Malagasy Proverb

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Saturday, 27 August 2016

Quote Worthy

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I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time. - Charles Dickens

Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision. - Muhammad Ali

A failure is not always a mistake; it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying. - B. F. Skinner

Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men’s opinions of us, forms our true honour. - Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

Dissatisfaction and discouragement are not caused by the absence of things but the absence of vision. - Unknown

It takes a courageous fool to say things that have not been said and to do things that have not been done. - Criss Jami

Let us follow our destiny, ebb and flow. Whatever may happen, we master fortune by accepting it. - Virgil

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose. - Jim Elliot

If I make dark my countenance, I shut my life from happier chance. - Alfred Tennyson

Never ignore a gut feeling, but never believe that it’s enough. - Robert Heller

Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt. - Jose Ortega Y Gasset

A compliment is like a kiss through a veil. - Victor Hugo

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Friday, 26 August 2016

Death - Quotes

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Death is a law, not a punishment. - Jean Dubos

Death is not the worst that can happen to men. - Plato

Death is the easy part, the hard part is living and knowing you could be so much more then you’re willing to be. - Robert M. Drake

Death is the veil which those who live call life: They sleep, and it is lifted. - Percy Bysshe Shelley

Death keeps no calendar. - English Proverb

Death never takes a wise man by surprise; he is always ready to go. - Jean de la Fontaine

Expect an early death – it will keep you busier. - Martin H. Fischer

For certain is death for the born, and certain is birth for the dead. Therefore, over the inevitable, thou shouldst not grieve. - Bhagavad Gita

For death is no more than a turning of us over from Time to eternity. - William Penn

Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names. - Proverb

I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life. - Corazon Aquino

I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to. - Jimi Hendrix

Six feet of earth makes us all equal. - Italian Proverb

The dead do not know the value of white sheets. Haitian Proverb

The first breath is the beginning of death. - Thomas Fuller

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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Some Jokes

I took a cab the other day and the driver said to me, “I love my job, I own this car. I’ve got my own business, I’m my own boss, and NO ONE tells me what to do ...”
I said, “Turn left here.” 


At the cocktail party, one woman said to another, “Aren’t you wearing your wedding ring on the wrong finger?”
The other replied, “Yes, I am, I married the wrong man.”


A man who was fond of wine was offered some grapes at dessert after dinner. "Much obliged," said he, pushing the plate aside, "I am not accustomed to take my wine in pills." - Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Food for thought

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The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity. - Benjamin Franklin

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. - Charles Spurgeon

With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose. - Dr. Wayne W Dyer

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. - Frederick Douglass

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Monday, 22 August 2016

Humorous Quotes

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He was of an impressible nature, and lived a great deal in other people’s opinions and feelings concerning himself. - George Eliot

Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis. - Jack Handey

A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is a man who hopes they are. - Chauncey Mitchell Depew

Bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others. - Oscar Wilde

Don't be conceited: even postage stamps become useless when they get stuck on themselves. - Evan Esar

If only it was as easy to banish hunger by rubbing the belly as it is to masturbate. - Diogenes the Cynic

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. So does not having health insurance. - Joe Hickman

Every man should get married some time; after all, happiness is not the only thing in life! - Unknown

Man may have discovered fire, but women discovered how to play with it. - Candace Bushnell

I always read my wife’s horoscope to see what kind of day I am going to have. - Unknown

For a man to truly understand rejection, he must first be ignored by a cat. - Unknown

Careful is a naked man climbing a barbwire fence. - Ken Alstad

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Sunday, 21 August 2016

Life - Quotes

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. - Omar Khayyam

He who lives in the present lives in eternity. - Ludwig Wittgenstein

I certainly don’t regret my experiences because without them, I couldn’t imagine who or where I would be today. Life is an amazing gift to those who have overcome great obstacles, and attitude is everything! - Sasha Azevedo 

It is possible to cross an ocean without wetting legs, but it is impossible to cross Life without wetting your eyes. - Unknown

Life ... does not need pleasure to be added to it as an appendage, but contains pleasure in itself. - Aristotle

Life is hell, at some point we all just have to get used to it. - Alysha Speer 

Life would be no better than candlelight tinsel and daylight rubbish if our spirits were not touched by what has been. - George Eliot

Live not one’s life as though one had a thousand years, but live each day as the last. - Marcus Aurelius

Sometimes life doesn’t go the way you planned. That doesn’t mean you have to give up, it means you have to push harder for what you want. - Unknown

The pleasantest things in the world are pleasant thoughts: and the great art of life is to have as many of them as possible.- Montaigne

We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams. - Les Brown

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Saturday, 20 August 2016

Quote Worthy

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Some promises are always unspoken, some memoires are always unwritten. Feel the magic of true relation and you will realize that true feelings are always unspoken. - Unknown

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. - Dwight D. Eisenhower

People think I’m weak. The fact is, they just don’t know now how strong I am struggling every single day to stay alive. - Unknown

Once we figured out that we could not change each other, we became free to celebrate ourselves as we are. - H. Dean Rutherford

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection. - Thomas Paine

Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future. - Fulton Oursler

If you want to know where your heart is, look where your mind goes when it wanders.  - Unknown

We all make mistakes, everybody should be given a second-chance. - Lailah Gifty Akita

Talent isn’t genius and no amount of energy can make it so. - Louisa May Alcott

You can put wings on a pig, but you don’t make it an eagle. - Bill Clinton

Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today. - Abraham Lincoln

Real riches are the riches possessed inside. - B.C. Forbes

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Friday, 19 August 2016

Success - Quotes

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To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is time to stop looking outside yourself for the answers to why you haven't created the life and results you want, for it is you who creates the quality of life you lead and the results you produce. You – no one else! To achieve major success in life – to achieve those things that are most important to you – you must assume 100% responsibility for your life. Nothing less will do. - Jack Canfield

I'm convinced that business success in the future starts with the question, What should I do with my life? Yes, that's right.... People don't succeed by migrating to a "hot" industry (one word: dotcom) or by adopting a particular career-guiding mantra (remember "horizontal careers"?). They thrive by focusing on the question of who they really are – and connecting that to work that they truly love (and, in so doing, unleashing a productive and creative power that they never imagined). - Po Bronson

Success is in the student, not in the university; greatness is in the individual, not in the library; power is in the man, not in his crutches. A great man will make opportunities, even out of the commonest and meanest situations. If a man is not superior to his education, is not larger than his crutches or his helps, if he is not greater than the means of his culture, which are but the sign-boards pointing the way to success, he will never reach greatness. Not learning, not culture alone, not helps and opportunities, but personal power and sterling integrity, make a man great. - Orison Swett Marden

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Thursday, 18 August 2016

Food For Thought

You’ve got to follow your passion. You’ve got to figure out what it is you love - who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dream. - Oprah Winfrey

Yes is how you get your first job, and your next job, and your spouse, and even your kids. Even if it’s a bit edgy, a bit out of your comfort zone, saying yes means that you will do something new, meet someone new and make a difference. - Eric Schmidt

 You can’t outwit fate by standing on the side-lines placing little side bets about the outcome of life. Either you wade in and risk everything you have to play the game or you don’t play at all. And if you don’t play you can’t win. - Judith McNaught

You do not even have to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait. Do not even wait, be still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet. - Franz Kafka

You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own. - Michelle Obama

Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving. - Terry Pratchett

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Body Tricks

Body tricks that solve aches and pains. Give it a try and see if it works on you.

And have a look at the video - Headache relief with pressure points.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Change - Quotes

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A change is as good as a rest. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A competitive world offers two possibilities. You can lose. Or, if you want to win, you can change. - Lester Thurow

A state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation. - Edmund Burke

A tiny change today brings a dramatically different tomorrow. - Richard Bach

All is change; all yields its place and goes. - Euripedes

All that you touch, you Change. All that you Change, Changes you. The only lasting truth is Change. - Octavia E. Butler

All things must change, to something new, to something strange. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

All you can change is yourself, but sometimes that changes everything! - Gary W Goldstein

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another. - Anatole France

And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time. - Libba Bray

Any change is resisted because bureaucrats have a vested interest in the chaos in which they exist. - Richard Nixon

By changing nothing, nothing changes. - Tony Robbins

By the process of directly working in harmony with nature, we do the one thing most essential to change the world; we change ourselves. - Jules Dervaes

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. - Arthur Schopenhauer

Change demands new learning. - Rosabeth Moss Kanter

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Monday, 15 August 2016

Humorous Quotes

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We’re all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made. - Dan Quayle

Even the most staid and respectable husband likes for his wife to think he is a devil among the women. - Robert Elliot Gonzales

Good sex is like good bridge. If you don’t have a good partner, you’d better have a good hand. - Mae West

I’m very polite by nature, even the voices in my head let each other finish their sentences. - Graham Parke

Lawyers are like rhinoceroses: thick skinned, short-sighted, and always ready to charge. - David Mellor

Dating is pressure and tension. What is a date, really, but a job interview that lasts all night. - Unknown

Families with babies, and families without babies, are so sorry for each other. - Edgar Watson Howe

A male gynecologist is like an auto mechanic who has never owned a car. - Carrie Snow

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be. - Paul Valery

A bachelor is a guy who never made the same mistake once. - Phyllis Diller

Don’t marry for money; you can borrow it cheaper. - Scottish Proverb

I am a better person when I have less on my plate. - Elizabeth Gilbert

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Sunday, 14 August 2016

Happiness - Quotes

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Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections. - Unknown

Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere wholeheartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation. - W. H. Sheldon 

If you’re not happy with where you are and what you’ve got, you won’t be happy with where you go or what you get. Happiness is a choice for today. - Fawn Weaver 

The man who is happy is fulfilling the purpose of existence. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

A secret to happiness is letting every situation be what it is, instead of what you think it should be. - Unknown

I’d far rather be happy than right any day. - Douglas Adams

Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it. - Unknown

You would not want to be responsible for someone else’s happiness, so please do not hold someone else responsible for yours! - Jennifer O'Neill 

As the sea is beautiful not only in calm but also in storm, so is happiness found not only in peace but also in strife. - Ivan Panin

Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. - Denis Waitley

Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have. - Rabbi Hyman Schachtel

If you're in a hurry to find happiness, slow down. Give it a chance to catch up with you. - Ernie J. Zelinski

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Saturday, 13 August 2016

Quote Worthy

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A clay pot containing milk will be ranked higher than a golden pot containing poison. Not our outer glamour, but our inner virtues make us valuable. - Unknown

Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts. - Dan Gable

Be happy for those who are happy, have compassion towards the unhappy, and maintain equanimity towards the wicked. - Patanjal

Despite how open, peaceful, and loving you attempt to be, people can only meet you, as deeply as they’ve met themselves. - Matt Kahn

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self. - Aristotle

If a man has directed his course to great ends there is compensation even in ruin. - Arthur Lynch

He that first cries out “stop thief” is often he that has stolen the treasure. - William Congreve

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts. - Albert Einstein

Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt. - Clarence Darrow

‘What will they think of me?’ must be put aside for bliss. - Joseph Campbell

Energy and persistence conquer all things. - Benjamin Franklin

Caution is the path to mediocrity. - Frank Herbert

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Thursday, 11 August 2016


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Training your Monkey Mind

The Scientific Power of Meditation

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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Food for Thought

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A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. - Albert Einstein

At the approach of danger there are always two voices that speak with equal force in the heart of man: one very reasonably tells the man to consider the nature of the danger and the means of avoiding it; the other even more reasonable says that it is too painful and harassing to think of the danger, since it is not a man's power to provide for everything and escape from the general march of events; and that it is therefore better to turn aside from the painful subject till it has come, and to think of what is pleasant. In solitude a man generally yields to the first voice; in society to the second. - Leo Tolstoy

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague. - Marcus Tullius Ciero

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

National Day

Ninth of August is Singapore's National Day. Happy Birthday Singapore! (51st.)

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Stunning Old Photos of Singapore You May Not have Seen Before

Singapore (1972)

Tanjong Pagar Station

Old, Common Names of Places in Singapore, and their Origins