Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Vegetables..fresh source of Energy....

The above image is a bowl of assorted vegetable ready to eat with any sauce or just as a salad to accompany your grills or other foods. It contains all the nutrition that our body need to produce the energy that we need to enjoy life on planet earth. We cannot get that energy direct from the sun thus we eat vegetable and meat to get that energy. Plant is the only specie that could convert the sun energy into food that we could consume and get that energy. Without the ability of the plant to convert the sun energy into food all other species on planet earth could not survived. So why eat meat of animals and fish to get that energy from the sun when the animals get its energy from eating plants in the first instance.  By eating meat the human specie is actually getting the energy from a third party when we could easily get it from the second party that is the plants. So our specie should be wise in getting our energy to live and not to be depended on animals which get it energy from the plant too. Do give a thought and give due respect to the plants. Without it all other species on this planet would be doomed and with that the planet too. 

Have a nice day.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Should I really join Facebook - Priceless and so True...

Folks, I got this in my email and since this is so relevant to the lives of folks in their golden age, I am sharing it here. Read on...

A good laugh for people in the over 50 group !!! Also for those who know people like us.

When I bought my Blackberry I thought about the 30-year business I ran with 1800 employees, all without a cell phone that plays music, takes videos, pictures and communicates with Facebook and Twitter. I signed up under duress for Twitter and Facebook, so my seven kids, their spouses, 13 grandkids and 2 great grand kids could communicate with me in the modern way. I figured I could handle something as simple as Twitter with only 140 characters of space..

That was before one of my grandkids hooked me up for Tweeter, Tweetree, Twhirl, Twitterfon, Tweetie and Twittererific Tweetdeck, Twitpix and something that sends every message to my cell phone and every other program within the texting world.

My phone was beeping every three minutes with the details of everything except the bowel movements of the entire next generation. I am not ready to live like this. I keep my cell phone in the garage in my golf bag.

The kids bought me a GPS for my last birthday because they say I get lost every now and then going over to the grocery store or library. I keep that in a box under my tool bench with the Blue Tooth [it's red] phone I am supposed to use when I drive. I wore it once and was standing in line at Barnes and Noble talking to my wife and everyone in the nearest 50 yards was glaring at me. I had to take my hearing aid out to use it,and I got a little loud.

I mean the GPS looked pretty smart on my dash board, but the lady inside that gadget was the most annoying, rudest person I had run into in a long time. Every 10 minutes, she would sarcastically say, "Re-calc-u-lating." You would think that she could be nicer. It was like she could barely tolerate me. She would let go with a deep sigh and then tell me to make a U-turn at the next light. Then if I made a right turn instead. Well, it was not a good relationship.

When I get really lost now, I call my wife and tell her the name of the cross streets and while she is starting to develop the same tone as Gypsy, the GPS lady, at least she loves me.

To be perfectly frank, I am still trying to learn how to use the cordless phones in our house. We have had them for 4 years, but I still haven't figured out how I can lose three phones all at once and have run around digging under chair cushions and checking bathrooms and the dirty laundry baskets when the phone rings.

The world is just getting too complex for me. They even mess me up every time I go to the grocery store. You would think they could settle on something themselves but this sudden "Paper or Plastic?" every time I check out just knocks me for a loop. I bought some of those cloth reusable bags to avoid looking confused, but I never remember to take them in with me.Now I toss it back to them. When they ask me, "Paper or Plastic?" I just say, "Doesn't matter to me. I am bi-sacksual." Then it's their turn to stare at me with a blank look.

I was recently asked if I tweet. I answered, No, but I do toot a lot."

P.S.I know some of you are not over 50. I sent it to you to allow you to forward it to those who are.

Have a nice day.
Note:This piece was posted earlier in my other blog.

Friday, February 15, 2013

A Gracious Flower...

This plant just starts to bloom again. When I first grow it some years ago I did not know its name. I posted it in my Blog and then a friend who at that time lives in Bali wrote to me saying that the name of that plant is Awapuhi-ula-ula and it is a native of Hawaii. The flower would last for at least for four months and then it would fade slowly. After that the flower would not be as radiant at it first bloomed but would still be there until it is cut off. And during that time small shoots of its young would sprouts at the stem in between the leaves. I was told by a friend that just to cut it and plant in another pots. I did just that. Soon I began to get more and more of these plants. Water it regularly, adds some fertilizer from time to time and it would grow slowly and eventually would flower as seen in the image above. So starting from just one pot I now have many pots of these plants at various stage of growing.

One thing great about this plant is that it teaches oneself to be patience since it takes its time to flower. It does not show any bud but you would be delighted after all the waiting you began to see some indication of a flower coming your way. It always made me happy every time I watch the progress of blooming. True as the saying goes that plant is keeper of our joy; a joyous moment indeed. 

Have a nice day.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Gong xi fa cai...

Happy Chinese New year to all. May we continue to have peace and with that enjoy prosperity together. 

Have  a nice day.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Beautiful day and Beautiful happening...

It was a beautiful Wednesday morning at the end of January 2013, I decided to lepak at KLCC. The weather was great with blue sky and patches of white clouds up above. I drove the Honda to the KLCC parking lot and look for a vacant lot to park my car. Now they have installed indicator of red and green light to indicate the availability of parking lot there. Red for no vacant lot and Green mean the lot is vacant. I look for the green light and found a parking lot and park my car there. With this system it is much easier to look for a vacant lot. Just drive to the green light and park the car there. In the past we have to drive all over the place to look for a vacant lot; now just look for the green light. I then took the escalator up the concourse and went to the ATM to get some cash before whiling myself in the mall. It was just past ten in the morning and the mall was beginning to get crowded with folks arriving to have their breakfast or brunch at the food-court or do early shopping. I went to the third floor to get a better reception of the WiFi so that I could surf the Net and do a posting on Facebook. After a while went back to the food-court and have a Teh Tarik and Mee Mamak. I found the Mee Mamak at the stall on the level two is not as good as the one at the Rasa food-court on level four. 

After that I went to do some shopping and eventually end at the M and S store where I did some purchase of a Jean and two T Shirts. I went to the cashier to make payment and without realising it I am told that for the two T Shirts I get a coupon of RM50.00 and if I want I could use it for paying the next item that is the Jean. I told the cashier to do just that. With that I had only to pay less RM50.00 for the whole items. It was indeed a surprise since I did not expect any gift coupon.  Happy with the purchase I left the store and continue to wander along window-shop. 

After a while I decided to get home. I went down to the basement and drove the Honda to get out of the parking lot. I approached the gate and use my Touch and Go card to pay for the parking fee since I had use the card to get into the parking area. There was another car in front and the gate refused to open and he backed and I did the same. As soon as he went to the adjacent gate I move forward and touch my card to the reader but the gate did not open. I tried again and again but it is still the same. I then call the security guard who later came with a technician. He help me to get through using the Touch and Go card but still it does not work. He said that possibly there is a problem with the system and that he had to cancel whatever data in the card and that I had to buy a new entry ticket. He told me to pay RM3.00 for the ticket. I gave him the money and after a while he came back with a ticket and uses it. With that ticket the gate open and I was able to drive out of the parking lot. Here again I was surprise with the quick assistance from the technician and that I had only to pay RM3.00 for the parking which otherwise had I use the Touch and Go card would have cost me at least RM8.00.  

It looks like today is indeed my day. Two surprises in a day! With these happening it does made my little adventure that day end with a happy note indeed. Well life is like that when you always think positive. 

Have a nice day.