Friendship day!

April 6, 2007

Happy Friendship day!

 

International Friendship Day, time to recognise your friends and their contribution to your life. Friendship helps to bring peace and positivity to the globe – a great reason to celebrate!

Friends come in many shapes, sizes and guises: school friends, work colleagues, siblings, partners, parents, pets and neighbours. Pull out all the stops and
let your friends know they are truly appreciated!

 

Quotes About Our Friendship

“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” – Henry Ford

“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.”

“Best friends need not be physically present, each keep the other company in the hearts.”

” A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.” – Arabian Proverb

“You’ve got troubles, I’ve got ’em too. There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for you. We’ll stick together to see it through cause you’ve got a friend in me.” – Randy Newman

 

 

 

 

To all my friends out there and all the friends I’ve yet to make. No matter what the day, I hope it is wonderful for you!!! 

Enjoy Friendship Day everyone.. and make the most of it!

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When it comes to chocolate, modern science and the stomach both agree it’s good for brain functioning

February 28, 2007

When it comes to chocolate, modern science and the stomach both agree it’s good for brain functioning

Researchers from The University of Nottingham’s School of Physics and Astronomy used advanced MRI technology to determine that consumption of a cocoa drink rich in flavanols — a key ingredient of dark chocolate and certain other foods— boosts blood flow to key areas of the brain for two to three hours.

And that’s not all:

The findings, unveiled at one of the biggest scientific conferences in America, also raise the prospect of ingredients in chocolate being used to treat vascular impairment, including dementia and strokes, and thus for maintaining cardiovascular health.

The study also suggests that the cocoa flavanols found in chocolate could be useful in enhancing brain function for people fighting fatigue, sleep deprivation, and even the effects of ageing.

The MRIs showed increased activity in certain areas of the brain after individuals consumed a flavanol-rich cocoa drink. The effect is the result of “dilation of cerebral blood vessels, allowing more blood — and therefore more oxygen — to reach key areas of the brain.”

Besides chocolate, flavanols can also be found in red wine, green tea and blueberries.

Source: Science Daily

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Would love to say.. “I knew it!”


I believe…

February 26, 2007
small graphic - Victorian Lady Title - I Believe
  * I believe that we don’t have to change friends if we understand that friends change.* I believe that no matter how good a friend is, they’re going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

* I believe that true friendship continues to grow even over the longest distances. The same goes for true love.

* I believe that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

* I believe that it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

* I believe that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

* I believe that you can keep going long after you can’t.

* I believe that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

* I believe that either you control your attitude or it controls you.

* I believe that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take it’s place.

* I believe that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

* I believe that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

* I believe that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

* I believe that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you’re down, will be the ones to help you get back up.

* I believe that sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.

* I believe that just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want him or her to doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all he or she has.

* I believe that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.

* I believe that it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

* I believe that our background and our circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

* I believe that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn’t stop for your grief.

* I believe that just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other. And just because they don’t argue, it doesn’t mean they do.

* I believe that you shouldn’t be eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.

*  I believe that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help

* I believe that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

* I believe that your life can be changed, in a matter of hours, by people who don’t even know you.

* I believe that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.

* I believe that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

* I believe that the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.

 

Funny!

February 20, 2007

Everyday uses of Maths #1

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I am a d6

You are a good old-fashioned six-sided cube, otherwise known as a d6. Others know you to be plain, predictable, conservative, average, ordinary, and downright boring. You prefer to describe yourself as dependable, honest, practical and trustworthy. People usually know what to expect from you, since you rarely hold any surprises. You hate to make decisions, and if forced to decide, you’ll always fall back on how it was done in the past. You always order the same thing at your favorite restaurant, and your jokes, while funny, are never too offensive. It seems that you are well liked, but maybe that’s simply because there’s nothing to hate.


Be…

February 17, 2007

Be understanding to your enemies.
Be loyal to your friends.

Be strong enough to face the world each day.
Be weak enough to know you cannot do everything alone.

Be generous to those who need your help.
Be frugal with that you need yourself.

Be wise enough to know that you do not know everything.
Be foolish enough to believe in miracles.

Be willing to share your joys.
Be willing to share the sorrows of others.

Be a leader when you see a path others have missed.
Be a follower when you are shrouded by the mists of uncertainty.

Be first to congratulate an opponent who succeeds.
Be last to criticize a colleague who fails.

Be sure where your next step will fall, so that you will not tumble.
Be sure of your final destination, in case you are going the wrong way.

Be loving to those who love you.
Be loving to those who do not love you; they may change.


Just for fun…

February 10, 2007

My BlogLog cum community… yoohoo… hahaha….


funny!

February 8, 2007

Got this from a colleague. Quite funny!

POSITION:
Mom, Mommy, Mama, Ma
Dad , Daddy, Dada, Pa

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Long term, team players needed, for challenging permanent work in an often chaotic environment.

Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24 hour shifts on call.

Some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in far away cities!

Travel expenses not reimbursed. Extensive courier duties also equired.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The rest of your life. Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily, until someone needs $5.

Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly. Also, must possess the physical stamina of a pack mule and be able to go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat in case, this time, the screams from the backyard are not someone just crying wolf.

Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges, such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets and stuck zippers.

Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and coordinate production of multiple homework projects. Must have ability to plan and organize social gatherings for clients of all ages and mental outlooks.

Must be willing to be indispensable one minute, and an embarrassment the next.

Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a half million cheap, plastic toys, and battery operated devices.

Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst.

Must assume final, complete accountability for the quality of the end product.

Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and janitorial work throughout the facility.

POSSIBILITY FOR ADVANCEMENT & PROMOTION:
None. Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills, so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:
None required, unfortunately. On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.

WAGES AND COMPENSATION:
Get this! You pay them! Offering frequent raises and bonuses. A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 because of the assumption that college will help them become financially independent. When you die, you give them whatever is left. The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is that you actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more.

BENEFITS:
While no health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and no stock options are offered, this job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth and free hugs for life if you play your cards right.

Forward this on to all the parents you know, in appreciation for everything they do on a daily basis, letting them know they are appreciated for the fabulous job they do… or forward with love to anyone thinking of applying for the Job.