28 Feb 2007

33 Facts about Guyz...very true..

Girls r surely going to read it!!!

*Believe it or not.......

1. Guys don't actually look after good-looking girls. They prefer neat and presentable girls.


2. Guys hate flirts.

3.When a guy says he doesn't understand you, it simply means you're not thinking the way he is.

4. Guys may be flirting around all day but before they go to sleep, they always think about the girl they truly care about ...


5. When a guy really likes you, he'll disregard all your bad characteristics.

6. Guys go crazy over a girl's smile.

7. Guys will do anything just to get the girl's attention.

8. When you touch a guy's heart, there's no turning back.

9. When a girl says "no", a guy hears it as "try again tomorrow". ...... so true.

10. You have to tell a guy what you really want before he gets the message clearly.

11. Guys love their moms.

12. A guy would sacrifice his money for lunch just to get you a couple of roses.

13. A guy often thinks about the girl who likes him. But this doesn't mean that the guy likes her.

14. You can never understand him unless you listen to him.

15. If a guy tells you he loves you once in a lifetime. He does.

16. Beware. Guys can make gossips scatter through half of the face of the earth faster than girls can.

17. Like Eve (Hawa), girls are guys' weaknesses.

18. Guys are very open about themselves.

19. It's good to test a guy first before you believe him. But don't let him wait that long.

20. Guys hate it when their clothes get dirty. Even a small dot.

21. Guys really admire girls that they like even if they're not that much pretty.

22. If a guy tells you about his problems, he just needs someone to listen to him. You don't need to give advice ... very true.

23. A usual act that proves that the guy likes you is when he teases you.

24. Guys keep secrets that girls tell them.

25. Guys think too much.

26. Guys fantasies are unlimited.

27. Girls' height doesn't really matter to a guy but her weight does! ... very true.

28. Guys tend to get serious with their relationship and become too possessive. So watch out girls!!!

29. Guys are more talkative than girls are especially when the topic is about girls.

30. You can truly say that a guy has good intentions if you see him praying sometimes.

31. If a guy says you're beautiful, that guy likes you.

32. Guys hate girls who overreact.

33. Guys love you more than you love them IF they are serious in your relationships.

Doesn't this all make sense?


Me = Ouch!!! Yuck!!!! #$%&%$#

27 Feb 2007

Academy Award Winners

Performance by an actor in a leading role
Forest Whitaker in “The Last King of Scotland” (Fox Searchlight)

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Alan Arkin in “Little Miss Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight)

Performance by an actress in a leading role
Helen Mirren in “The Queen” (Miramax, Pathé and Granada)

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Jennifer Hudson in “Dreamgirls” (DreamWorks and Paramount)

Best animated feature film of the year
“Happy Feet” (Warner Bros.) George Miller

Achievement in art direction
“Pan’s Labyrinth” (Picturehouse)
Art Direction: Eugenio Caballero
Set Decoration: Pilar Revuelta

Achievement in cinematography
“Pan’s Labyrinth” (Picturehouse) Guillermo Navarro

Achievement in costume design
“Marie Antoinette” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Milena Canonero

Achievement in directing
“The Departed” (Warner Bros.) Martin Scorsese

Best documentary feature
“An Inconvenient Truth” (Paramount Classics and Participant Productions)
A Lawrence Bender/Laurie David Production
Davis Guggenheim

Best documentary short subject
“The Blood of Yingzhou District”
A Thomas Lennon Films Production
Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon

Achievement in film editing
“The Departed” (Warner Bros.)
Thelma Schoonmaker

Best foreign language film of the year
“The Lives of Others” A Wiedemann & Berg Production
Germany

Achievement in makeup
“Pan’s Labyrinth” (Picturehouse) David Martí and Montse Ribé

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
“Babel” (Paramount and Paramount Vantage) Gustavo Santaolalla

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
“I Need to Wake Up” from “An Inconvenient Truth”
(Paramount Classics and Participant Productions)
Music and Lyric by Melissa Etheridge

Best motion picture of the year
“The Departed” (Warner Bros.)
A Warner Bros. Pictures Production
Graham King, Producer

Best animated short film
“The Danish Poet” (National Film Board of Canada)
A Mikrofilm and National Film Board of Canada Production
Torill Kove

Best live action short film
“West Bank Story”
An Ari Sandel, Pascal Vaguelsy, Amy Kim, Ravi Malhotra and Ashley Jordan Production
Ari Sandel

Achievement in sound editing
“Letters from Iwo Jima” (Warner Bros.)
Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman

Achievement in sound mixing
“Dreamgirls” (DreamWorks and Paramount)
Michael Minkler, Bob Beemer and Willie Burton

Achievement in visual effects
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (Buena Vista)
John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson and Allen Hall

Adapted screenplay
“The Departed” (Warner Bros.)
Screenplay by William Monahan

Original screenplay
“Little Miss Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight)
Written by Michael Arndt




Pan's Labyrinth Trailer

Source and full nominees list: oscar.org


(2) Manage Stress Before It Manages You!


PART 2

The stress busters below, tell you some positive ways to cope with stress.

Stress Busters!
1. Plan your time well
Keep a daily planner. Give priority to the most important activities and do them first. Break large demands into small, manageable parts. Work through one task at a time. Decide how much time you need for each job. Be careful not to overorganise. Leave some room for flexibility and spontaneity. Planning ahead helps you to complete the tasks you have prioritised. This allows you to have a sense of achievement for the tasks you have completed.

2. Be realistic about what you can do
Choose your work according to your own abilities and interests. Focus on what you can do and not for the impossible. Set goals that are achievable so you don't become frustrated or discouraged.

3. Spread out the major changes in your life
Give yourself time to adjust from one change to another. For example, avoid changing jobs, buying a car or a flat all at the same time.

4. Speak to someone about your problems
Seeking help is not a sign of weakness. Sharing your worries and concerns with your spouse, family, friend, supervisor or religious leader helps relieve your emotional burden and provides with you with emotional support. Try joining relevant support groups in your community. Call a helpline if you need to speak to a counsellor.

5. Interact with your family and friends
Family and friends are a key component of your life. They provide you with friendship, love and support in times of need. Set aside some time each day to talk and relax together.

6. Learn to like yourself and think positive
Be happy with who you are. Keep a positive attitude and outlook in life. This helps you to accept what you cannot change and make the best of what you have. Don’t be overly concerned about your looks. If you are concerned about your weight, speak to your doctor or a nutritionist, who would be able to assess your weight status and give advice on weight management, if necessary.

7. Keep healthy
Keep your body healthy and fit by exercising regularly, eating wisely and getting enough sleep. Engaging in regular physical activity releases endorphins which give you a natural “high”. Eating a healthy and balanced diet based on the Healthy Diet Pyramid will provide the recommended level of nutrients needed to boost the immune system.

8. Make some time for yourself
Do something that you really enjoy. Take up a hobby like dancing, painting or a sport. Take a short break when you feel tense or tired. Get up and stretch, or take a short walk. When you return to your work, you can concentrate better.

9. Learn some relaxation techniques
Deep breathing exercises, meditation, massage and muscle relaxation techniques help to relieve stress.

MORE STRESS-BUSTING TIPS
Your Work Life
Be clear about your roles. Know your job scope and what is expected of you. If not, clarify with your supervisor. When working in a team, know each other’s roles and responsibilities. Communicate regularly to ensure that the projects are on schedule. Delegate work, where appropriate.

Prioritise your work
Plan a timeline for your projects. Start on projects that require immediate attention. Allow an additional 10% of your time for unforeseen circumstances.

Be realistic in what you can do
Start a job only when you can and have time to finish it. Similarly, do not take on new workload when you are up to your neck in work. Learn to say 'no' when necessary.

Plan your meeting and start on time
Set the objective and agenda for your meeting and request cooperation from team members to be punctual. This helps reduce time wasted discussing irrelevant issues and waiting for everyone to get started. The extra minutes saved can be spent on productive work.

Practice 'power' chat
Keep business telephone conversation brief and concise. Don't get into the habit of chatting too long which could affect your work productivity.

Counter negative thoughts
Watch out for negative thoughts at work. Stop worrying about how you appear to other people. Focus on your good qualities and accomplishments. Counter negative thoughts with positive affirmations such as ”I can do it!”. Add helpful reminders to your screen saver, such as, "Take a deep breath," or add a phrase or joke that makes you laugh.

Be fit and healthy
Join your workplace health programmes such as exercise classes, stress management courses or quit smoking programme, to keep healthy and fit.

Your Personal Life
Plan your household chores
Spread out the tasks that need to be done over the week. Avoid doing too many tasks in one day if you can. Prepare a list for grocery shopping so that you don't miss out on buying items that you need. Plan your vacation Plan your travel arrangement early and find out more about the place you are visiting (e.g. weather and road conditions, medical facilities, visitor's attractions, safety matters etc.).

Prepare a list of items you need to bring along:
- important documents
- medication (if applicable)
- contact details in case of emergency

If you have pets, make arrangement for someone to take care of them, especially if you are away for an extended period of time.

Plan for festive periods or gatherings
List the people you would be visiting and plan your time. Write down a gift list and purchase the gifts in advance, if necessary. If you are organising parties or social gatherings, prepare an invitation list and plan the menu. If necessary, make catering arrangement early.

Plan your child care arrangement
Be aware of the facilities, programmes and deadline for infant / child care / schooling arrangements. For working adults with young children, there are infant / child care centres and before and after school care facilities that will help look after your children while you are at work. Find one that suits you.

Recognise the responsibility if you are caring for an elderly
Be aware of the demands when caring for an elderly, especially if they have a medical condition that requires regular medication and frequent visits to the clinics / rehabilitation centres. Modifications to the home environment, e.g. renovations can be made to provide a safer environment for the elderly.

Stress-Busting Tool
The list of questions below are intended to help you realise how stress may affect you. The more ticks you have for “Always” and “Sometimes”, the more likely you are experiencing some form of stress. Please note that this may not be a very comprehensive diagnostic tool. If necessary, speak to your doctor or a mental health professional.

Do you feel that you always have to live up to others’ expectation?
Always / Sometimes / Never

Do you find that you are not able to concentrateon your tasks?
Always / Sometimes / Never

Do you suffer from sleepless nights or find it hard to sleep through the night, often waking up feeling tired?
Always / Sometimes / Never

Do you suffer from shortness of breath?
Always / Sometimes / Never

Do you suffer from palpitations or tightness in the chest or stomach cramps?
Always / Sometimes / Never

Do you suffer from sweaty palms?
Always / Sometimes / Never

Do you find it hard to say no when you are asked to accept more tasks to do?
Always / Sometimes / Never

Do you feel tired all the time?
Always / Sometimes / Never

Do you constantly feel sad?
Always / Sometimes / Never

Do you have trouble eating?
Always / Sometimes / Never

Do you suffer from chest pains or tightness?
Always / Sometimes / Never

Do you find it difficult to pause and enjoy the simplicities of life?
Always / Sometimes / Never

Do you suffer from frequent digestive problems like diarrhoea, constipation or indigestion?
Always / Sometimes / Never

Do you grind your teeth or clench and unclench your fists?
Always / Sometimes / Never

Do you find it hard to set aside time to have fun and enjoy yourself?
Always / Sometimes / Never


RELAXATION TECHNIQUES
Deep Breathing
Give yourself 5-10 minutes to do this exercise.
1. Switch on some soft and relaxing music.
2. Dim the lights, if you can.
3. Sit down or lie down in a comfortable position.
4. Close your eyes and place one hand on your stomach right above your waist.
5. Take a deep breath slowly though your nose. Feel your stomach slowly rise up.
6. Slowly breathe out, gently through your mouth.
7. Focus on your breathing and feel the air moving in and out of your body.
8. Repeat step 4 & 5 several times until you feel relaxed.
9. When done, slowly open your eyes.

Visual Imagery
Give yourself 10-15 minutes to do this exercise. If you have more time, start with deep breathing exercise, followed by a visual imagery exercise:
1. Find a quiet comfortable place. Switch on some soft and relaxing music.
2. Dim the lights.
3. Sit on a comfortable chair or lie down.
4. Close your eyes. Put aside all your worries and concerns for the moment.
5. Breathe in slowly, steadily and deeply. Relax all your muscles and let your body go limp.
6. Let your mind imagine a pleasant scene. Imagine that you are walking in a pathway lined with lush greenery, flowers in bloom and birds singing to you.
7. Feel the cool fresh breeze around you. Take a deep breath, in and out.
8. Imagine that at the end of the pathway, there are white, sandy beaches and the shiny pebbles lining the shore. Take a deep breath, in and out.
9. Feel the smooth and cool pebbles. Take a deep breath, in and out.
10. Continue this visualisation until you feel very relaxed.
11. Slowly count to 10 and you will come to a more alert, wakeful and refreshed mind.

Muscle Relaxation
Give yourself about 20-30 minutes for this exercise.
1. Find a quiet comfortable place. Switch on some soft and relaxing music.
2. Sit on a comfortable chair or lie down.
3. Gently close your eyes. Put aside all your worries and concerns to concentrate on relaxing your body.
4. Breathe in slowly, steadily and deeply.
5. Focus your attention to your hands and fingers. Clench your fists as tightly as you can and count to 10.
6. Notice the pull of your hand muscles. Feel the tension. Then release the tension very slowly by letting your hands unfold as you count to 10.
7. Feel the warm tingling sensation on your hands as you relax. Let the tension drain out of your hand.
8. Repeat this exercise with any part of your body - face, head and neck, arms and shoulders, abdomen, buttocks, legs, feet and ankles.

END

26 Feb 2007

(1) Manage Stress Before It Manages You!

PART 1

INTRODUCTION

Do you have trouble concentrating? Are you always worrying? Do you feel anxious such that your hands tremble and your palms get sweaty? These are all signs of stress. You can control stress and not let it control you!

WHAT IS STRESS?
Stress is the body’s response to any physical or emotional changes in life. This response includes the release of a hormone, adrenaline, in the body. Adrenaline causes an increase in heart rate, breathing and in blood sugar levels. It also diverts the blood flow from your digestive system to your muscles (e.g. leg muscles).

This response prepares you for “fight or flight”. Therefore you will feel more alert. We all experience stress as we cope with daily events. Daily demands such as rules, responsibilities, decisions, changes, relationships, illness and money can cause stress.

Stress can give life some spice and excitement. Positive stress helps you to cope with problems that might arise. On the other hand, living under very stressful conditions for long periods of time, may harm your health, your relationships, and your enjoyment of life.

HOW STRESS AFFECTS US DIFFERENTLY
Everyone reacts and copes with situations differently and thus we experience stress to different levels of intensity. Your body sends out various physical, mental, behavioural and emotional warning signs of stress.

Physical Signs of Stress
• Headaches, migraine, stomach aches
• Muscle tension
• Stomach ulcers
• Fast heartbeats
• Sleep disruption
• Loss of appetite or overeating
• Sweaty palms
• Trembling
• Chronic fatigue

Emotional Signs of Stress
• Anxiety and being bad-tempered
• Excessive worrying, moody
• Sadness, fear
• Feeling inadequate

Mental Signs of Stress
• Poor concentration
• Forgetfulness
• Lack of confidence

Behavioural Signs of Stress
• Acting in a defensive, aggressive or impulsive manner
• Nervous habits (e.g. stammering or biting nails)
• Loss of interest in activities
• Avoidance of tasks
• Easily distracted
• Withdrawing from social activites
• Drinking or smoking excessively

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF STRESS?
Both positive and negative life events can lead to stress. Common causes could include:

  • Death of loved ones
  • Accidents
  • Legal issues
  • Relocation
  • Debt
  • Illness
  • Marriage
  • Pregnancy
  • New job
  • Divorce
  • Unemployment
  • Excessive noise
  • Traffic jams
  • Time pressure
HOW CAN STRESS AFFECT OUR HEALTH
Prolonged stress exposes our body constantly to the effects of adrenaline and will lead to many health problems:
• decreased immunity levels, thereby increasing our chances of getting colds and other illnesses
• worsening of asthmatic conditions
• increased blood pressure that will increase the risk for stroke and heart attacks and even kidney problems
• digestive problems like indigestion, constipation or even diarrhoea
• depression, nervous breakdown or mental illness

WHAT WE CAN DO TO MANAGE STRESS
Some people have a negative way of coping. They take drugs, consume excessive alcohol, smoke, binge on food and injure themselves. These only mask the stress they feel, harm their health and even cause emotional and financial burden to their family.

We would not be able to get rid of stress altogether, but we can manage it at a level that we can handle.

To be continue...

14 Feb 2007

Mood Foods

Wondering what's sending you searching for something starchy, sugary, salty, or loaded with fat? Chances are, it's your emotions.

Researchers have studied people and their diets to see how personality and foods collide -- that is, how moods may steer us to certain foods, based on the physical characteristics of those foods. The researchers theorize that many moods send specific signals; for example, stressed adrenal glands could be sending salt cravings. Figuring out how your emotions drive your desire to eat is the first step toward resisting your cravings and, ideally, avoiding them altogether.

So what does your favorite turn-to food say about you?
  • Tough foods like meat, or hard and crunchy foods = Angry
  • Sugars = Depressed
  • Soft and sweet foods like ice cream = Anxious
  • Salty foods = Stressed
  • Bulky, fill-you-up foods like crackers and pasta = Lonely
  • Anything and everything = Jealous
There will be times when you can't control your hormone levels or your cravings. Develop a list of emergency foods for these moments - things like a glass of juice, a handful of nuts, a piece of fruit, some cut-up vegetables, or even a little guacamole.

If you're going to eat something that's bad for you, enjoy it, savor it, roll it around in your mouth. I suggest taking a piece of dark chocolate and meditating - as a healthy stress reliever and as a way to reward yourself with something sweet. I am trying to find small ways to make you feel good and increase your serotonin - the feel-good brain chemical - so you don't plummet and scavenge for anything you can find. It's OK to eat bad foods every once in a while. Remember, it's not the first piece that's going to Shamu you; it's scarfing down the whole thing.

12 Feb 2007

Clever!

Someone out there either has too much
spare time or is deadly at Scrabble.
(Wait till you see the last one)!
DORMITORY:
When you rearrange the letters:
DIRTY ROOM

PRESBYTERIAN:
When you rearrange the letters:

BEST IN PRAYER


ASTRONOMER:
When you rearrange the letters:
MOON STARER

DESPERATION:
When you rearrange the letters:

A ROPE ENDS IT

THE EYES:
When you rearrange the letters:
THEY SEE

GEORGE BUSH:
When you rearrange the letters:
HE BUGS GORE

THE MORSE CODE:
When you rearrange the letters:
HERE COME DOTS

SLOT MACHINES:
When you rearrange the letters:
CASH LOST IN ME

ANIMOSITY:
When you rearrange the letters:
IS NO AMITY

ELECTION RESULTS:
When you rearrange the letters:
LIES - LET'S RECOUNT

SNOOZE ALARMS:
When you rearrange the letters:
ALAS! NO MORE Z 'S

A DECIMAL POINT:
When you rearrange the letters:
IM A DOT IN PLACE

THE EARTHQUAKES:
When you rearrange the letters:
THAT QUEER SHAKE

ELEVEN PLUS TWO:
When you rearrange the letters:
TWELVE PLUS ONE

AND FOR THE GRAND FINALE:

MOTHER-IN-LAW:
When you rearrange the letters:
WOMAN HITLER

5 Feb 2007

STAY THE SAME...

I have nothing to say... ahaks! But you can enjoy this nice song by Joey Mcintyre ... ;)


Chorus
Dont you ever wish you were someone else,
You were meant to be the way you are exactly.
Dont you ever say you dont like the way you are.
When you learn to love yourself, youre better off by far.
And I hope you always stay the same,
Cuz theres nothin bout you I would change.

Verse
I think that you could be whatever you wanted to be
If you could realize, all the dreams you have inside.
Dont be afraid if youve got something to say,
Just open up your heart and let it show you the way.

Chorus

Bridge
Believe in yourself.
Reach down inside.
The love you find will set you free.
Believe in yourself, you will come alive.
Have faith in what you do.
You'll make it through.


Chorus
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