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31 December 2007

365 days of bizzare hapenings

Today is the last day of the year. Ask yourself:
Out of the 365 days, how many days did you truly enjoy?
Have you ever felt like celebrating life for no apparent reason?
What kind of perfect excuse would you use to ask someone to enjoy life for no reason?

Can't decide on a new year resolution? Well, search no more. I'm gonna present a list of events for each and every day throughout the whole year that you can celebrate if you feel like having fun.

1 New Year's Day
2 Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day
3 Festival of Sleep Day
3 Fruitcake Toss Day
3 Humiliation Day
4 Trivia Day
5 National Bird Day
5 Kev's great bday
6 Bean Day
6 Cuddle Up Day
7 Old Rock Day
8 Bubble Bath Day
8 Male Watcher's Day
9 Play God Day
10 Peculiar People Day
11 Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend's Day
12 Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day
12 National Pharmacist Day
13 International Skeptics Day
13 Make Your Dream Come True Day
14 Dress Up Your Pet Day
15 National Hat Day
16 National Nothing Day
17 Ditch New Years Resolutions Day
18 Thesaurus Day
18 Winnie the Pooh Day
19 National Popcorn Day
20 National Buttercrunch Day
20 Penguin Awareness Day
21 Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday , celebrated on the third Monday
21 National Hugging Day
21 Squirrel Appreciation Day
22 National Blonde Brownie Day
23 National Pie Day
23 National Handwriting Day
23 Measure Your Feet Day
24 Beer Can Appreciation Day
24 Compliment Day
25 Opposite Day
26 Spouse's Day
27 Chocolate Cake Day
27 Punch the Clock Day
28 Fun at Work Day
28 National Kazoo Day
29 National Puzzle Day
29 National Cornchip Day
30 National Inane Answering Message Day
31 Backward Day
31 Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

1 National Freedom Day
2 Ground Hog Day
2 Candlemas
3 The Day the Music Died
4 Create a Vacuum Day
4 Thank a Mailman Day
5 National Weatherman's Day
6 Lame Duck Day
7 Wave All you Fingers at Your Neighbor Day
7 Send a Card to a Friend Day
8 Boy Scout Day
8 Kite Flying Day
9 Toothache Day
10 Umbrella Day
11 Don't Cry over Spilled Milk Day
11 Make a Friend Day
11 White T-Shirt Day
12 Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
12 Clean out Your Computer Day
12 Plum Pudding Day
13 Get a Different Name Day
14 Ferris Wheel Day
14 National Organ Donor Day
14 Valentine's Day
15 Candlemas - on the Julian Calendar
15 National Gum Drop Day
15 Singles Awareness Day
16 Do a Grouch a Favor Day
17 Random Acts of Kindness Day
18 National Battery Day
18 President's Day - third Monday of month
19 National Chocolate Mint Day
20 Cherry Pie Day
20 Hoodie Hoo Day
20 Love Your Pet Day
21 Card Reading Day
22 George Washington's Birthday
22 Be Humble Day
22 Walking the Dog Day
22 International World Thinking Day
23 International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
23 Tennis Day
24 National Tortilla Chip Day
25 Pistol Patent Day
26 Carnival Day
26 National Pistachio Day
26 Tell a Fairy Tale Day
27 Polar Bear Day
27 No Brainer Day
28 Floral Design Day
28 Public Sleeping Day
28 National Tooth Fairy Day - and/or August 22
29 Leap Day (once every four years)

1 National Pig Day
1 Peanut Butter Lovers' Day
2 Old Stuff Day
3 I Want You to be Happy Day
3 If Pets Had Thumbs Day
3 National Anthem Day
3 Peach Blossom Day
4 Holy Experiment Day
4 Hug a GI Day
4 National Salesperson Day - first Friday in the month
5 Multiple Personality Day
6 Dentist's Day
6 National Frozen Food Day
7 National Crown Roast of Pork Day
8 Be Nasty Day
8 International (Working) Women's Day
9 Employee Appreciation Day
9 Panic Day
10 Middle Name Pride Day
11 Johnny Appleseed Day
11 Worship of Tools Day
12 Girl Scouts Day
12 Plant a Flower Day
13 Ear Muff Day
13 Jewel Day
14 Learn about Butterflies Day
14 National Potato Chip Day
14 National Pi Day- 3.14, the value of Pi.
15 Everything You Think is Wrong Day
15 Ides of March
15 Incredible Kid Day
15 Dumbstruck Day
15 National Quilting Day - third Saturday of month
16 Everything You Do is Right Day
16 Freedom of Information Day
17 Submarine Day
17 Saint Patrick's Day
18 Goddess of Fertility Day
18 Supreme Sacrifice Day
19 Poultry Day
20 International Earth Day
20 Extraterrestrial Abductions Day
20 Proposal Day
21 Fragrance Day
22 National Goof Off Day
23 National Chip and Dip Day
23 Near Miss Day
24 Dyngus Day always the Monday after Easter
24 National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day
25 Pecan Day
25 Waffle Day
26 Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
27 National "Joe" Day
28 Something on a Stick Day
29 National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
29 Smoke and Mirrors Day
30 National Doctor's Day
30 I am in Control Day
30 Take a Walk in the Park Day
31 Bunsen Burner Day
31 National Clam on the Half Shell Day

1 April Fool's Day
1 International Tatting Day
2 Children's Book Day
2 National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
2 Reconciliation Day
3 Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun Day
3 Tweed Day
4 Hug a Newsman Day
4 National Walk to Work Day - first Friday of month
4 Walk Around Things Day
4 School Librarian Day
4 Tell a Lie Day
5 Go for Broke Day
6 Plan Your Epitaph Day
6 Sorry Charlie Day
7 Caramel Popcorn Day
7 No Housework Day
7 World Health Day
8 All is Ours Day
8 Draw a Picture of a Bird Day
9 Name Yourself Day
9 Winston Churchill Day
10 Golfer's Day
10 National Siblings Day
11 Eight Track Tape Day
11 Barbershop Quartet Day
12 Big Wind Day
12 Russian Cosmonaut Day
13 Blame Someone Else Day
13 Scrabble Day
14 International Moment of Laughter Day
14 Look up at the Sky Day
14 National Pecan Day
14 Reach as High as You Can Day
15 Rubber Eraser Day
15 Titanic Remembrance Day
16 National Eggs Benedict Day
16 National Librarian Day
16 National Stress Awareness Day
17 Blah, Blah, Blah Day
17 National Cheeseball Day
18 International Juggler's Day
18 Newspaper Columnists Day
18 Pet Owners Independence Day
19 National Garlic Day
20 Look Alike Day
20 Volunteer Recognition Day
21 Kindergarten Day
21 Patriot's Day - third Monday of the month
22 Girl Scout Leader Day
22 National Jelly Bean Day
23 Lover's Day
23 National Zucchini Bread Day
23 Take a Chance Day
23 World Laboratory Day
12 Astronomy Day - date varies
24 Pig in a Blanket Day
25 East meets West Day
25 World Penguin Day
26 Executive Admin's Day (Secretary's Day)
26 Hug an Australian Day
26 National Pretzel Day
26 Richter Scale Day
27 Babe Ruth Day
27 National Prime Rib Day
27 Tell a Story Day
28 Great Poetry Reading Day
28 Kiss Your Mate Day
29 Greenery Day
29 National Shrimp Scampi Day
30 Hairstyle Appreciation Day
30 National Honesty Day

1 May Day
1 Loyalty Day
1 Mother Goose Day
1 Save the Rhino Day
1 Space Day - first Thursday in May
2 Baby Day
2 Brothers and Sisters Day
2 International Tuba Day - first Friday in May
3 Lumpy Rug Day
3 World Press Freedom Day
4 Bird Day
4 National Candied Orange Peel Day
4 Renewal Day
5 Cinco de Mayo
5 National Hoagie Day
5 Oyster Day
6 Beverage Day
6 National Teachers Day (Tuesday of the first full week of May)
6 National Tourist Appreciation Day
6 National Nurses Day
6 No Diet Day
8 Iris Day
7 National Tourism Day
7 School Nurses Day the Wednesday during Nurse's Week
8 No Socks Day
8 V-E Day
8 World Red Cross Day / World Red Crescent Day
9 Lost Sock Memorial Day
9 Military Spouses Day the Friday before Mother's Day
10 Birth Mother's Day - Saturday before Mother's Day
10 Clean up Your Room Day
10 International Migratory Bird Day the second Saturday in May
11 Eat What You Want Day
11 Twilight Zone Day
12 Astronomy Day - date varies
12 Fatigue Syndrome Day
12 International Nurses Day
12 Limerick Day
13 Frog Jumping Day
13 Leprechaun Day
14 Dance Like a Chicken Day
14 National Receptionist Day - the second Wednesday in May
15 Police Officer's Memorial Day
15 National Chocolate Chip Day
16 Love a Tree Day
16 National Bike to Work Day - third Friday of month
16 National Sea Monkey Day
16 Wear Purple for Peace Day
17 Armed Forces Day - third Saturday of month
17 Pack Rat Day
18 International Museum Day
18 No Dirty Dishes Day
18 Visit Your Relatives Day
19 Boy's Club Day
20 Be a Millionaire Day
20 Pick Strawberries Day
21 National Memo Day
21 National Waiters and Waitresses Day
22 Buy a Musical Instrument Day
23 Lucky Penny Day
24 International Jazz Day - Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.
24 National Escargot Day
25 National Missing Children's Day
25 Tap Dance Day
26 Sally Ride Day
27 Sun Screen Day
28 Amnesty International Day
30 Water a Flower Day
31 National Macaroon Day
31 Save Your Hearing Day
31 World No Tobacco Day

1 Dare Day
1 Flip a Coin Day
2 National Bubba Day
2 National Rocky Road Day
3 Repeat Day
4 Applesauce Cake Day
4 Hug Your Cat Day
4 Old Maid's Day
5 World Environment Day
6 National Doughnut Day always the first Friday in June
6 National Gardening Exercise Day- Get out and exercise with your plants.
6 National Yo-Yo Day
7 National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
8 Best Friends Day
8 Name Your Poison Day
9 Donald Duck Day
10 Iced Tea Day
11 Hug Holiday
12 Red Rose Day
13 Blame Someone Else Day - first Friday the 13th of the year.
13 Sewing Machine Day
14 Flag Day
14 Nursing Assistants Day - First day of National Nursing Assistants Week
15 Smile Power Day
16 Fresh Veggies Day
17 Eat Your Vegetables Day
17 World Juggler's Day
18 Go Fishing Day
18 International Panic Day
18 National Splurge Day
19 World Sauntering Day
20 Ice Cream Soda Day
21 Finally Summer Day- Summer Solstice
21 Go Skate Day
21 National Hollerin' Contest Day - third Saturday in June
22 National Chocolate Eclair Day
22 Cen's great bday
23 National Columnists Day
23 National Pink Day
23 Take Your Dog to Work Day - date varies
24 Swim a Lap Day
25 Log Cabin Day
25 National Catfish Day
26 Beautician's Day
26 Forgiveness Day
27 Paul Bunyan Day
27 Sun Glasses Day
28 Insurance Awareness Day
29 Camera Day
29 Waffle Iron Day
30 Meteor Day

1 Build A Scarecrow Day - first Sunday in month
1 Canada Day
1 Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
1 International Joke Day
2 I Forgot Day
2 World UFO Day
3 Compliment Your Mirror Day
3 Disobedience Day
3 Stay out of the Sun Day
4 Independence Day (U.S.)
4 National Country Music Day
4 Sidewalk Egg Frying Day
5 Work-a-holics Day
6 National Fried Chicken Day
7 Chocolate Day
7 National Strawberry Sundae Day
8 Video Games Day
9 National Sugar Cookie Day
10 Teddy Bear Picnic Day
11 Cheer up the Lonely Day
11 World Population Day
12 Different Colored Eyes Day
12 Pecan Pie Day
13 Barbershop Music Appreciation Day
13 Embrace Your Geekness Day
13 Fool's Paradise Day
14 Bastille Day
14 Pandemonium Day
14 National Nude Day
15 Tapioca Pudding Day
15 Cow Appreciation Day
17 Peach Ice Cream Day
17 Yellow Pig Day
18 National Caviar Day
19 National Raspberry Cake Day
20 Moon Day
20 National Ice Cream Day (third Sunday of the month)
20 Ugly Truck Day
21 National Junk Food Day
22 Hammock Day
22 Ratcatcher's Day
23 National Hot Dog Day
23 Vanilla Ice Cream Day
24 Cousins Day
24 Emilia Earhart Day
25 Culinarians Day
25 Threading the Needle Day
26 All or Nothing Day
26 Aunt and Uncle Day
27 Parent's Day - fourth Sunday in July
27 Take Your Pants for a Walk Day
28 National Milk Chocolate Day
29 National Lasagna Day
30 National Cheesecake Day
30 Father-in-Law Day
31 Mutt's Day

1 National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
2 National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
3 Friendship Day - First Sunday in August
3 International Forgiveness Day - First Sunday in August
3 National Watermelon Day
3 Sisters Day - First Sunday in August
4 U.S. Coast Guard Day
5 National Mustard Day
5 Work Like a Dog Day
6 Wiggle Your Toes Day
7 Chinese Valentine's Day/Daughter's Day - 7th day of 7th Lunar Month
7 National Lighthouse Day
8 Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day
9 Book Lover's Day
10 Lazy Day
10 National S'mores Day
11 Presidential Joke Day
11 Son and Daughter Day
12 Middle Child's Day
13 Left Hander's Day
14 National Creamsicle Day
14/15 V-J Day
15 Relaxation Day
16 National Tell a Joke Day
17 National Thriftshop Day
18 Bad Poetry Day
19 Aviation Day
20 National Radio Day
21 Senior Citizen's Day
22 Be an Angel Day
22 National Tooth Fairy Day - and/or February 28
23 Ride the Wind Day
24 Vesuvius Day
25 Kiss and Make Up Day
26 National Dog Day
26 Women's Equality Day
27 Global Forgiveness Day
27 Just Because Day
28 Race Your Mouse Day
29 More Herbs, Less Salt Day
30 Frankenstein Day
30 Toasted Marshmallow Day
31 National Trail Mix Day

1 Emma M. Nutt Day, the first woman telephone operator
1 Labor Day - first Monday of month
2 VJ Day - Surrender ceremony aboard the USS Missouri formally ends WWII
2 National Beheading Day
3 Skyscraper Day
4 Newspaper Carrier Day
5 Be Late for Something Day
5 Cheese Pizza Day
6 Fight Procrastination Day
6 Read a Book Day
7 Grandparent's Day - first Sunday after Labor Day
7 Neither Rain nor Snow Day
8 International Literacy Day
8 National Date Nut Bread Day - or December 22!?
8 Pardon Day
9 Teddy Bear Day
10 Sewing Machine Day
10 Swap Ideas Day
11 Make Your Bed Day
11 No News is Good News Day
12 Chocolate Milk Shake Day
12 National Video Games Day - also see Video Games Day in July
13 Chinese Moon Festival 15th day of 8th Lunar month
13 Defy Superstition Day
13 Fortune Cookie Day
13 National Peanut Day
13 Positive Thinking Day
13 Uncle Sam Day - his image was first used in 1813
14 National Cream-Filled Donut Day
14 National Pet Memorial Day -s econd Sunday in September
15 Make a Hat Day
15 Felt Hat Day
16 Collect Rocks Day
16 Step Family Day
16 Mayflower Day
16 Mexican Independence Day
16 National Play Doh Day
16 Working Parents Day
17 National Apple Dumpling Day
17 Citizenship Day
17 Constitution Day
18 National Cheeseburger Day
19 International Talk Like A Pirate Day
19 National Butterscotch Pudding Day
19 POW/MIA Recognition Day - Third Friday of September
20 National Punch Day
20 Oktoberfest, begins, date varies
21 International Peace Day
21 Miniature Golf Day
21 National Women's Friendship Day - third Sunday in September
21 World Gratitude Day
22 Business Women's Day
22 Elephant Appreciation Day
23 Checkers Day
23 Dog in Politics Day
24 National Cherries Jubilee Day
25 National Comic Book Day
26 Johnny Appleseed Day
26 Native American Day - fourth Friday of the month
27 Crush a Can Day
27 International Rabbit Day - Fourth Saturday in September
28 Ask a Stupid Question Day
28 National Good Neighbor Day - Always September 28, previously the 4th Sunday in month
29 Confucius Day
30 National Mud Pack Day

1 World Vegetarian Day
2 National Custodial Worker Day
2 Name Your Car Day
3 Techies Day
3 Virus Appreciation Day
4 International Frugal Fun Day - first Saturday of the month
4 National Golf Day
4 National Frappe Day
5 Do Something Nice Day
5 Oktoberfest in Germany ends, date varies
5 World Teacher's Day
6 Come and Take it Day
6 Mad Hatter Day
6 Physician Assistant Day
7 Bald and Free Day
7 World Smile Day
8 American Touch Tag Day
8 Emergency Nurses Day- date varies
9 Curious Events Day
9 Fire Prevention Day
9 Leif Erikson Day
9 Moldy Cheese Day
10 National Angel Food Cake Day
10 World Egg Day - second Friday of the month
11 International Newspaper Carrier Day -date varies each year
11 It's My Party Day
11 Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day
12 Cookbook Launch Day
12 Old Farmer's Day
12 Moment of Frustration Day
13 Columbus Day - second Monday of month
13 International Skeptics Day
14 Be Bald and Free Day
14 National Dessert Day - take an extra helping, or two
15 White Cane Safety Day
16 Bosses Day
16 Dictionary Day
17 Wear Something Gaudy Day
18 No Beard Day
18 Sweetest Day - Third Saturday of month
19 Evaluate Your Life Day
20 Brandied Fruit Day
21 Babbling Day
21 Count Your Buttons Day
21 National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day find a recipe, too.
22 National Nut Day
23 National Mole Day
23 Tv Talk Show Host Day
24 United Nations Day
24 National Bologna Day
25 Make a Difference Day- fourth Saturday of the month
25 Punk for a Day Day
25 World Pasta Day
26 Mother-In-Law Day - fourth Sunday in October
26 National Mincemeat Day
27 National Tell a Story Day - in Scotland and the U.K.
27 Navy Day
28 Plush Animal Lover's Day
29 Hermit Day
29 National Frankenstein Day
30 National Candy Corn Day
30 Mischief Night
31 Carve a Pumpkin Day - no surprise here
31 Halloween
31 Increase Your Psychic Powers Day

1 All Saint's Day
1 Book Lovers Day - first Saturday of the month
1 Pinky's Great Bday
2 All Soul's Day
2 Look for Circles Day
2 Deviled Egg Day
3 Housewife's Day
3 Sandwich Day
4 King Tut Day
5 Gunpowder Day
5 Guy Fawkes Day
6 Marooned without a Compass Day
6 Saxophone Day
7 Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
8 Cook Something Bold Day
8 Dunce Day
9 Chaos Never Dies Day - you've got that right
10 Forget-Me-Not Day
10 USMC Day
11 Veteran's Day
12 Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
13 National Indian Pudding Day
13 Sadie Hawkins Day
13 World Kindness Day
14 Operating Room Nurse Day
14 Young Readers Day
15 Clean Your Refrigerator Day
15 America Recycles Day
15 National Philanthropy Day
16 Button Day
16 Have a Party With Your Bear Day
17 Homemade Bread Day
17 Take A Hike Day
17 World Peace Day
18 Occult Day
18 Chingy's great bday
19 Have a Bad Day Day
20 Absurdity Day
20 Beautiful Day
20 Great American Smokeout - third Thursday in November
20 Universal Children's Day
21 False Confession Day
21 World Hello Day
22 Go For a Ride Day
22 National Adoption Day - Saturday before Thanksgiving
23 Black Friday
23 Eat a Cranberry Day
23 National Cashew Day
25 National Parfait Day
26 Shopping Reminder Day
27 Pins and Needles Day
27 Thanksgiving Day
28 Buy Nothing Day
28 Make Your Own Head Day
28 Red Planet Day
28 You're Welcome Day
29 Electronic Greetings Day
29 Square Dance Day
30 Stay At Home Because You Are Well Day

1 Eat a Red Apple Day
1 World Aids Awareness Day
2 National Fritters Day
3 National Roof over Your Head Day
4 Santas' List Day
4 Wear Brown Shoes Day
5 Bathtub Party Day
5 Repeal Day
6 St. Nicholas Day
6 Mitten Tree Day
6 Put on your own Shoes Day
7 International Civil Aviation Day
7 Letter Writing Day
7 National Cotton Candy Day - would you like some fairy floss?
7 Pearl Harbor Day
8 Eid-Ul-Adha - date varies
8 National Brownie Day
8 Take it in the Ear Day
9 Christmas Card Day
9 National Pastry Day
10 Human Rights Day
11 National Noodle Ring Day
12 National Ding-a-Ling Day
12 Poinsettia Day
13 Ice Cream Day
13 Violin Day
14 International Children's Day - Second Sunday in December
14 National Bouillabaisse Day
15 Bill of Rights Day
15 National Lemon Cupcake Day
16 National Chocolate Covered Anything Day
17 National Maple Syrup Day
18 Bake Cookies Day
18 National Roast Suckling Pig Day
19 Look for an Evergreen Day
19 Oatmeal Muffin Day
20 Go Caroling Day
21 Forefather's Day
21 Humbug Day
21 National Flashlight Day
21 Look on the Bright Side Day
22 National Date Nut Bread Day - or September 8!?
23 Roots Day
24 National Chocolate Day
24 National Egg Nog Day
25 Christmas Day
25 National Pumpkin Pie Day
26 Boxing Day
27 Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day
27 National Fruitcake Day
28 Card Playing Day
29 Pepper Pot Day
30 National Bicarbonate of Soda Day
31 Make Up Your Mind Day
31 New Year's Eve
31 Unlucky Day

Now now, tomorrow is the start of a new year! Perhaps its time to plan your 2008!
[This site, HolidayInsight provides a throughout explanation on all these individual events.]

*Interesting note: 29May, 16Jul, and 24Nov are blanked. Those are the days waiting to be claimed.

29 December 2007

Performance Review [3POINT8]

"When Speedy crosses the finish line, he can't help it but turn back and look at the millions miles he traveled. A sense of achievement is all that is needed to make the effort worth while!"
Its a metaphor describing how year ends has always been a time for looking back to the past.
People look back and dwell in their achievement, their regrets, their memories.

My greatest achievement in 2007:
Initiated a talk to a total stranger on the street while walking in the same direction for 5min.

My sweetest moment of 2007:
Someone invited me to a group trip knowing I wouldn't fit in.

My most awkward moment in 2007:
Being accused of going after his girl.

Most miserable moment of 2007:
Standing in a blistering cold outside of BP bidding farewell to an angel.

What did 2007 meant to you?

27 December 2007


A new Online advertising Network was launched on Xmas day 2007. I guess Santa Claus was kind enough to bless Nufflet. According to their website, Nufflet was launched at 8.40pm. I guess those involved in it made it in time just for Xmas.

I don't know about you guys, but I have a funny feeling about the name, Nufflet. The name sounds very familiar... Maybe I'm having too many nuggets lately.

I was kinda hyped about it when i read it on Merdurian and JohnnyKiu. Sadly, my enthusiasm shattered and diminished like snow flakes when I read this line on Nufflet's FAQ.
What kind of requirements do you have for a Publisher?
To become a publisher in the Nufflets Network, you must meet our minimum requirements:
2. You must own the domain (i.e. your website must not be hosted on a free service).
Oh well, I'm sure there is more to life than having my own domain.
[Psstt...I'm still waiting for Santa to magically appear and say: "3POINT8, your wish is my command"]

25 December 2007

Xmas Present

I celebrated my Xmas eve around the Curve, Damansara yesterday. I saw some pretty bizare happenings the moment the clock ticked 12am on the 25th dec:

A family of 3 were snapping photos in a midst of a huge crowd. The child was running happily posing himself as an elf while the father try his best to pose himself as Santa Claus. It was a very lovely sight, kid running around, mom snapping photos at father and son doing crazy things. When the perfect moment came, the father presented his son with a small lil Xmas present. The child ran as fast as he could towards the father with a glimmering smile on his face! And The father gave the present to the child with a happy heart.

I so happened to be standing next to the father at that time. For some reason, he turned to me and said: "Wait wait, Look at his expression!" *while pointing to his son*
The child's expression changed dramatically when he opened the Xmas present. He kept the present in his pocket and showed his dad the message he found in the present and demanded for an explanation in a cheeky manner: 'Whats the meaning of this?"
I took a curious peek at the message and I was laughing my guts out when I read "Keep the batteries for future use, toys not included."

Seeing how I was laughing so hard, the father jokingly gave me an advice.
He said: "Young kid, Santa is the most brilliant guy I've ever heard. He had the right idea all along. Visit people once a year."

"Good one! Merry Xmas!" I replied and I casually walked off while staring at the fullmoon. The beautiful sight along with the advice he gave me, got me thinking: "If there is no joyous way to give a festive gift, give love away."

*Love and Hugz from 3POINT8*

Merry Christmas!

24 December 2007

Msian kids love Santa?

-------- Unrelated Stuff --------
All I want from Santa this year is a postcard signed by the big guy himself from North Pole.

I went into Yahoo Answers and I found out that most people agree saying that kids start to question the existence of Santa at 8~12 yrs old.

My guess is that it only applies to western countries and to countries where Xmas is a big deal! I doubt young Malaysians ever did believe in Santa.
1) I've never seen a chimney nor a fireplace in msian houses!
2) We don't get a lot huge white man walking around in msia.
3) Reindeers can't survive in Malaysia. If it could, Parameswara would have created stories about reindeer instead of a puny deer kicking some tiger. [I may have my facts wrong on this]
4) And I don't think Msians are keen on the idea of someone breaking into their homes with 9 tigers. Not especially when you caught a glimpse of a fat white man leaving your house with a bag full of Ipod, Vaio along with your favourite Keropok.

With Dumax, Vitagen and those brain enhancing food, I'm sure Msian kids are way much smarter than to believe in the mythical Santa. Being nice whole year round is not worth it for that Red Ryder BB gun. Why not have fun 365days every year by being a lil bit more mischievous than any other normal kids?
*Psst kids, Go poke ur sis! Its fun!*

Having read my long list of exhaustive facts, would you still believe in Santa now?

Fact Time:
1) Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Donner, Blitzen, Cupid and Comet are the 9 reindeer names that pull santa's Sleigh.
2) Red Ryder BB gun is from the famous 1983 show 'A christmas Story'.

22 December 2007

Photohunt 89: Light

My Photo: Moonlight. [Photo taken in Sydney]
[24th dec 2007, The Full moon beckons.]

21 December 2007

Thomas Edison & lightbulb

Who invented the Phonograph?
Thomas Alva Edison!
[Yay! $2 won!]

Who electrocuted an Elephant with 1000V AC power?
Thomas Alva Edison's worker!
[Yay! $20 won!]

Who invented the lightbulb?
Thomas Alva Edison!
[Ouch, $60 flew out of my wallet just like that]
It wasn't Thomas Edison. It was Joseph Swan who invented the lightbulb. If you don't believe me, go wiki Joseph Swan.

[Interesting fact] Thomas Edison got expelled from 3 schools. The reason: "Asking too many questions!"

I lost $38 to a friend. Slicky conman! I was so convinced that I would win the bet. But no, what my school teacher told me was wrong all this while. And it took me 13 years to realize the truth!
So, the next time you see a guy with the T-shirt "My name is 3POINT8" who wants to makes a $2 bet with you... Think twice, let him win.

Moral of the story: Don't ask too many questions! Mother earth may kill you for asking too much!

19 December 2007

Cocaine >> Censored >> No Name

Have u read of Las-Vegas-ian drinking Cocaine after busting themselves in the gym?
Ranked no.17 in The 101 Dumbest Moments in Business, 2007.

I imagine the conservation about deciding on a catchy name. It probably went like this:

Boss: Its an energy drink. What should we call it?
Marketeer: Hmm, Let's see... Does it put the customer into a state of euphoria, incresed blood pressure, increased heart rate and hyperactivity?
Boss: Yes, you idiot! Its an energy drink!
Marketeer: Lets call it Cocaine then.
Boss: Funny name... But it sounds good to me!

I wondered what happened in between. Apparently they changed the product name from Cocaine to Censored.

Boss: I consulted uncle Google! Cocaine is a drug! It was a mistake naming it to a Drug! Changed the name this instance!
Marketeer: Hey boss, lets expand our market! You know 'night activities' are vigorous and energy consuming?
Boss: Its true that everyone here in Las Vegas is looking for a good time! Go on...
Marketeer: Since sex is a taboo word, lets call it Censored then!

Strangely enough, FDA banned the name Censored. I mean, if the name Cocaine got approved, why can't they use names like Censored? I wonder whats wrong with the name.

Boss: Come to my office! I need to talk to you!
Marketeer: Sup' boss?
Boss: Cocaine and Censored doesn't work. Can you come up with any other fancy name?
Marketeer: I have no idea boss. Why not we just call it No Name and settle with it?
Boss: Sigh... I guess we have no choice!

So, yup. A No Name product.
According to this article, Cocaine goes no-name:
Redux will provide a line of stickers - with names such as are "Banned by the man," "Screwed" and "Censored" - in store displays, to encourage consumers to name the beverage themselves. "We saw this as an opportunity to put the name of the drink in the hands of the user," said Kirby. "Let them decide what they want to call it."

I'd say these people are very creative! Have you heard of any weird brand names recently?
[For those staying in msia, have you come across a mineral water called No Name?]

17 December 2007

Pioneer Digital DJ Battle 2007 [Video2]

Alrite. I managed to upload the other 2 videos on youtube a moment ago.

There were some minigames to heat up the floor in between the competition. Among those games, 1 of them was a booty dance and 1 goofy shuffle dance.

16 December 2007

Pioneer Digital DJ Battle 2007 [Video]

Following the previous post, here are some videos for your entertainment.

The following video was by DJ Lazyr. Its also the same performance that landed him with the title 'Champion'.

Oppsss..Did i mentioned videos?
Oh well, I only managed to upload 1 video. I was planning on uploading 2 other videos, 1 goofy shuffle dance and 1 sexy booty shaking...

15 December 2007

Pioneer Digital DJ Battle 2007

-------- Unrelated Stuff --------
Finally! My 1st 1week ad from nuffnang! "TM iTalk Week 2 SS". Week2 SS, prolly I missed out on week1. Gee, I sure hope that I get week3, week4 - week8 and so on...

*Scratch Scratch Scratch- Deejay DeDeDeeeeJaayyyy*
Crowds bowing DJs at Pioneer Digital DJ Battle 2007 happening in Maison on the 14th dec 2007. The competiton was categorized into two categories, MegaMix and LongMix. Lurking from everywhere, More than 50 Malaysia's own DJ battled each other with a purpose: To be the BEST! Only the top 5 contestants from each category are chosen to show it all off in Maison.

Digital DJ Battle 2007 - Brought to you by Pioneer, Johnie Walker, Heineken and Juice.

A DJ's ultimate throne!

2 Categories: Out of 50, only 6 basked in their moment of glory!

DJ Lazyr - Champion of MegaMix Category
DJ MicHoh - Champion of LongMix Category

DJ Lazyr - Champion of the Pioneer Digital DJ Battle 2007 [Megamix Category]

Lucky me! I was fortunate enough to stand next to the champ!

13 December 2007

Mirror of Desires

---- Unrelated Stuff ----
I ate to much peanuts these few days. Nose bleed non stop whole day

Today morning, I woke having the feeling that I had it all, Riches, Power, Recognition, Beauty, and Charm. When my senses came about, all those my desires were replaced by a feeling of solitude.
I thought to myself: "Great! Another one of those happy joyous dream. Just what I needed. A cold splash on the head just when I thought I had it all!"

I woke up recalling an mystical artifact mentioned in the storyline of Magic: The Gathering. The artifact is known as Mirror of Desires - Mirari. Legend has it that the Mirari offers what you want, not what you need. It is a legendary artifact of immense power with the ability to make its wielder's innermost wishes come true. The Mirari is relatively small, resembling a metallic ball mounted on a wirey helix.

In the story, people would kill just to get a glimpse of the Mirari. People would go as far as destroying planes, snuff out some species in the process just get a feel of the Artifact's texture. To them, its all worth it considering that the Mirari is able to grant any desire to the wielder. As time pass by, the Mirari notoriously drives its wielder insane, often causing death and massive destruction, wherein it awaits a new master.

I was just thinking, we work all our ass off, often times resort to dirty methods just to put one foot nearer to our desires. Our world revolves around us and we are the center of our universe. As long as our desires are met, nothing matters anymore.
Just like ms pinky over there. She wouldn't mind going all the way to Egypt, burn a few midnight oil, swallow a hundred cups of instant noodle (knowing that those are health damaging) in order to graduate from a medic Uni.

We all have desires, things that we want.
Some of us desire for Knowledge. Some for Wisdom.
Some of us desire for Beauty. Some for Charm.
Some of us desire for Love. Some for Attention.
Some of us desire for Happiness. Some for Peace.

Tell me: If someone hands over the Mirari to you under the condition that you can never refund the artifact (just like in the movie "Click"), would you accept it knowing that it may bring death and destruction to those around you?

[Even if u wish for harmony among your circle of friends, it might still bring destruction to those who you don't even know exist. Would you still accept it?]

12 December 2007

Tag - Facts and Mistakes

I got tagged by evie to do a 7 random Fact about myself.

Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves.

1) I bite straws. Sometimes I chew the whole straw for hours.
[Chewing stimulates the brain. Thats why they said that gum chewers are smarter, but be careful of diabetes.]

2) In year 2002, I held 2 presidential post in 2 different school clubs.
[The dilbert Principle: The most ineffective workers are systematically moved to a place where they can do the least damage -- Management]
3) People who do not know my name used to refer me as 3.8 back in college.
[In Chinese culture, 38 is pronounced as 'sanpat' which also means busybody]
4) I love the number Four. In Chinese culture, it symbolize death and funerals bring people together.
[It is estimated that 100 billion people have died since humans began.]

5) My real name rhymes with Five!
[Nothing rhymes with silver, orange, purple, eighth and ninth]
6) 'If you are in a fight, I can cover your sixth!' is a phrase I told to a tough guy and he buys it!
[Someone told me that if u punch a person's esophagus hard enough, it'll bleed massively and that poor chap will drown to death in his own blood]
7) I hate the number Seven.
[777 in casino means jackpot! But for some reason, I hated the number so much that I convinced myself never to bet]


I got tagged by Nux to list my most common writing mistake.

To play this game, all you must do is explain what your most common writing mistake is.

My most common writing mistake:
I don't know what to do with words that end with 'ze' or 'se'.
For example: Symbolize or symbolise?

10 December 2007

1 wish just isn't enough

Everybody has a notion that they are granted at least a wish every year.
Such examples are moments of:
Blowing out candles on a birthday cake.
Holding one's breath for the entirety of a tunnel.
Seeing a shooting star.
Blowing dandelion achenes.

I wonder if there is a 'wish' limit. Wishing for a wish is definitely fine with everyone, but what if someone wish for more than 1 wish? Would the 2nd wish come true? More questionable is, would the 1st wish even come true?

Since its such a popular folklore, let's just assume that the 1st wish will definitely come true. Question is: Is 1 wish enough for you?

These are the unfortunate events where 1 wish is just not enough:
"He wished for growth, but not for a way to control it."
"She wished for a weapon, but not for the skill to wield it."
"He wished for knowledge, but not for the will to apply it."
"He wished for power, but not for the longevity to abuse it."
"She wished for nobility, but not for a nation to honor it."
[quotes from Magic the Gathering]

Sometimes the laws of the world are so mysterious that your wish may go against you!
"I wish that I didn't have to do my nails..." "Granted. I cut your fingers and toes off!"
"I wish I wasn't fat." His wish was granted, and now he's obese.
"I wish I didn't have to go to work"..."Granted. You're fired."
"I wish I had more money"... Money fell from the sky until it crushed him utterly.
"I wish I had a girlfriend"... Wish granted.
[quotes from uncyclopedia]

Sometimes even 3 wishes will get u back to the beginning.
An elderly man was sitting alone on a dark path, right? He wasn't certain of which direction to go, and he'd forgotten both where he was traveling to and who he was. He'd sat down for a moment to rest his weary legs, and suddenly looked up to see an elderly woman before him. She grinned toothlessly and with a cackle, spoke: "Now your *third* wish. What will it be?"
"Third wish?" The man was baffled. "How can it be a third wish if I haven't had a first and second wish?"
"You've had two wishes already," the hag said, "but your second wish was for me to return everything to the way it was before you had made your first wish. That's why you remember nothing; because everything is the way it was before you made any wishes." She cackled at the poor berk. "So it is that you have one wish left."
"All right," said the man, "I don't believe this, but there's no harm in wishing. I wish to know who I am."
"Funny," said the old woman as she granted his wish and disappeared forever. "That was your first wish."

And if you remember the movie 'Bedazzled', 7 wish may not be enough for you!
Moral of the story: "I wish you can tell me a moral."

08 December 2007

Photohunt 87: Long


My Photo: Its a long stretch of scallops found in Sydney's Fish Market. [12.80au per kg!] Yummy!

06 December 2007

Eye contact

When eye meets eye, an elusive kind of contact is established! Eye contact is one of the most emphasized non-verbal communication here in this planet.

Most would sat that eye contact is important as it represent trust and creates a mystical bond at the same time.
In English culture, eye contact is a must as a display of respect.
In British culture, eye contact is an act of intrusion.
In South Asian culture, eye contact is viewed as aggression.
In certain culture, eye contact can also mean flirting. ^_^
To the blind.... Tough luck!

Then again, nobody would want to talk to someone who only looks at the floor 24/7. Which also means that a short duration of eye contact is important no matter who you are interacting with.
Personally, I was brought up to believe that eye contact is intrusive and rude. So establishing eye contact is something which I'm really bad in. I tend to look here look there, up in the sky, or far behind the person as if he/she is transparent.

Can help a fellow blogger out here?
How do you view eye contact as? (act of intrusion or act of respect)
and if u do make eye contact, how long will it be so that it doesn't look inappropriate??
(Do you have like a maximum eye contact duration??)

04 December 2007

[NLP] Parroting

Ever heard of all this quotes:
  • “No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen.” Jewish Proverb
  • “A friend is someone who helps you up when you're down, and if they can't, they lay down beside you and listen.” Annonymous
  • “Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story” Max Ehrman
  • “The gift of friendship... a willingness to listen... a pair of helping hands... a whisper from the heart. That someone cares and understands." Annonymous
What do all those quote have in common?
The word listen. At one stage or another, everyone would have complained saying that a particular person doesn't listen to them enough. Complainers often feel annoyed and worthless because they don't seemed important enough to the eyes of the conversation partner.

The situation above would be possible if everyone speaks music to our ears. Unfortunately, different people have different type of interest. Then again, there are times when you would want to stick to a conversation knowing that its boring you to death. (eg: Perhaps you wouldn't want a pretty girl to view you as rude person. Or maybe you thought that you would get to know a charming person if you play along with the dumb uninteresting conversation.)

So then, being the brilliant conversational partner, how can you avoid inflicting annoyance to anyone?
In conversation techniques, there is method known as 'Parroting'. Its a technique used to prolong a conversation and to delve more deeply into the conversation subject if you have nothing to comment on.
It works by repeating a word or two in a form of a question.

DumbBlond: "I just think dolphines are wonderful creatures. They can sing, they can swim, and their hobby is sex!"
SmartGuy: "Dolphine?"
DumbBlond: "Yea......dolphine..you know those cute aquatic blue creatures?"
SmartGuy: "Aquatic?"
DumbBlond: "You know....creatures who swim?"
SmartGuy: "Oh.....like fishes.....so you like swimming?"
DumbBlond: "Nah....I prefer to camwhore with popular people"
SmartGuy: "Camwhore?"
(and so the conversation goes on...)

You get the idea. Its like a parrot repeating a word.

Parroting its definitely better than saying stuff like 'Uh huh..' 'Rite rite'. That is because all those leads to a dead end if no one knows what else to say.
At least by parroting a word or two, the other person will tend to explain, leaving space to expand on a conversation topic or a chance to change the conversation topic.
It makes other people think that you are always keen on learning new stuff. Best of all, Parroting it make people think that you are actually listening to them. (Whether you are listening or not is not important. So as long as you give the impression to others that you are listening to them)

Idea from How to Talk to Anyone - 92 little tricks for big success in relationship by Neil Lowndes

Interesting note: Those who chat with me on msn or those who know me in real life may notice that I tend to use this technique a lot!

So, do you think Parroting is a feasible technique to be used in everyday life?

02 December 2007

Photohunt 86: Red


3 Jokers in RED celebrating Chinese New Year. The photo was taken before the Lou Sang act in Feb 2006.

During Chinese New Year, Yee Sang is a traditional aspicious dish that symbolises the ushering of good luck, good health, wealth and longevity for the lunar new year. Lou Sang is the act of mixing together the Yee Sang dish.
Wearing Red during Chinese is a tradition believed to inflict fear on the mythical destructive creature known as 'Nian'.

Interesting Note: If you read my previous post, you probably knew that I dyed a portion of my hair gold colour. Thats how my hair looks like 3months after that...