Friday, June 27, 2008
The Four Cats
Four men were bragging about how smart their cats were.
The first man was an Engineer,
the second man was an Accountant,
the third man was a Chemist, and
the fourth man was a Government Employee.
To show off, the Engineer called his cat, 'T-square, do your stuff.'
T-square pranced over to the desk, took out some paper and pen and promptly drew a circle, a square, and a triangle.
Everyone agreed that was pretty smart.
But the Accountant said his cat could do better. He called his cat and said, 'Spreadsheet, do your stuff.'
Spreadsheet went out to the kitchen and returned with a dozen cookies. He divided them into 4 equal piles of 3 cookies.
Everyone agreed that was good.
But the Chemist said his cat could do better. He called his cat and said, 'Measure, do your stuff.'
Measure got up, walked to the fridge, took out a quart of milk, got a 10 ounce glass from the cupboard and poured exactly 8 ounces without spilling a drop into the glass.
Everyone agreed that was pretty good.
Then the three men turned to the Government Employee and said, 'What can your cat do?'
The Government Employee called his cat and said, 'Coffee Break, do your stuff.'
Coffee Break jumped to his feet.......
..................ate the cookies
...........................drank the milk
..................................sh*t on the paper
...........................................screwed the other three cats
.......................................................claimed he injured his back while doing so.......
Filed a grievance report for unsafe working conditions
...........put in for Workers Compensation and
.....................went home for the rest of the day on sick leave.
I think thats why alot of my friends want to work for the government!!! Hehehehe.....sorry ya just kidding!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Yeah right!! I have experience most of the side effect as well as gaining weight! When I met the doctor again explaining my weight problems, she simply said, well why don’t you take this pills….she was talking about the most expensive pills…maybe not so expensive for some people but RM56 per months is rather costly for me!
I decided to write about the natural family planning because I hope by writing this article I can understand more how this method works. Until this moment I still have doubts whether it will works for me or not!
Here’s how natural family planning works….
Natural Family Planning (NFP) is a means of preventing pregnancy by avoiding unprotected intercourse during a woman’s fertile period, when she’s most likely to become pregnant. Natural family planning is based upon certain facts about a woman's eggs and a man's sperm:
- A woman has two ovaries, one on each side of the uterus. Each month, one of the ovaries releases an egg into a fallopian tube. This is called ovulation. It typically occurs about 12–14 days before the start of the menstrual period.
- For example, if a woman has a regular 28 day menstrual cycle, counting the first day of her period as day one, then she will usually ovulate on day 14. If her cycle lasts 32 days, then she usually ovulates on day 18.
- Once ovulation has occurred, the sperm has only 24 hours within which to fertilize the egg in the woman's Fallopian tubes.
- Sperm can survive for up to seven days following intercourse
The ‘typical’ menstrual cycle occurs regularly over 28 days. Most women have cycles with an interval that lasts from 21 to 35 days. The woman’s cycle must be regular to identify the three phases of fertility during each menstrual cycle.
The first phase is the first infertile phase, or the first safe period when the woman is unlikely to fall pregnant. This starts on the first day of the woman's period and ends on the earliest date from which sperm could survive long enough to fertilize the egg. This first safe period is short because sperm can survive for up to seven days after intercourse and a woman may ovulate early. Therefore, unprotected intercourse during this first phase may result in pregnancy.
The fertile phase is the time when a woman is most likely to fall pregnant. If pregnancy is desired then this is the time when a woman is most likely to conceive. The fertile phase lasts from the end of the first phase until 24 hours after ovulation.
The second infertile phase or safe period when a woman is less likely to fall pregnant is more predictable than the first phase. This phase lasts from the end of the fertile phase until the beginning of the woman's next period.
Menstruation is a very complicated process involving many different hormones, the woman's sex organs and the brain. However, the menstrual cycle doesn’t have to be a drag, it actually shows how complex your body is and a sign that it is functioning properly! Congratulations you are a woman and being a woman is terrific.
There are few methods for Natural Family Planning but after extensive reading about NFP, I think there are 2 methods which is (for me) easy to understand and used i.e Calendar Method and Two Days Method.
The Calendar Method
To calculate the fertile days using the calendar method a woman first must determine the length of her menstrual cycle in days. Day one of the menstrual cycle is the first day of period bleeding and the last day of cycle is the day before bleeding begins with the next period. By doing this for several months a woman who has slightly irregular cycles can determine the range of her fertile cycle.
The first day of the fertile phase is found by subtracting 18 days from the length of the shortest cycle. To find the last day of the fertile phase, subtract 11 days from the longest cycle. In this sample, the shortest menstrual cycle in the past 6 months was 28 days. The longest menstrual cycle in the past 6 months was 31 days.
To calculate the fertile phase:
Subtract 19 from the shortest cycle (28 days) = 10
Subtract 11 from the longest cycle (31 days) = 20
This means the first day of the fertile phase is Day 10. The last day of the fertile phase is Day 20. If a couple is using this method to avoid pregnancy, they would not have sex during Day 10–Day 20 of the woman's menstrual cycle.
The effectiveness of calendar method is 87%. This means that 13 put of 100 women practicing this method for one year will get pregnant. This calendar method isn’t dependable if your cycles vary in length
Two Day Method
The Two Day Method is a new simple approach to NFP. It relies on a simple algorithm to help women identify when they are fertile, based upon the presence or absence of cervical secretion.
If you decide to use the Two Day Method, check for cervical mucus at the vulva or on toilet paper two times each day: once in the afternoon and once before bed. Ask yourself two questions. Do I have any secretions today? Did I have any secretions yesterday? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then you should avoid unprotected intercourse, because you might be fertile. If the answer to both questions is no (two days in a row without secretions), then you’re not in a fertile part of your cycle and can have unprotected intercourse.
Many woman use a chart to mark fertile and infertile days, as well as the start of each cycle. It’s important for women using this method to know how to recognize cervical mucus.
The effectiveness of Two Day Method is 86%. In other words, out of 100 women using Two Day Method over one year, 14 get pregnant.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Minister of Youth and Sports Datuk Ismail Sabri Yaakob rode a bicycle from Kuching Hilton to Kuching Waterfront to attend a function.
In his leisurely stroll along Main Bazaar Sabri’s was joined by, among others, Assistant Minister of Tourism Hamden Ahmad and Pantai Damai assemblyman Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi.
Arriving at 7.45am at the function venue, a bemused crowd of several hundreds would not have recognised the VIPs if not for an announcement to welcome them.
Source : The Borneo Post
Its good to hear the Minister walks the talk and rides bicycle to 'work'. But Kuching Hilton to Kuching Waterfront is such a short distance!!! Eventhough I'm not a sportsperson, it will take me hmmmm ....... say maybe 10 minutes to run from Kuching Hilton to Kuching Waterfront .... and maybe 5 minutes riding a bicycle?? I may exaggerating though....but imagine if I have to ride the bicycle from Petra Jaya to my work place at Kota Samarahan!! By the time I arrive...I pengsan liaw!!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Aliff Zafran simply love Mickey Mouse...he can watch the the show again and again and again with the smile on his face.....sometimes he even laugh out loud. Here's Aliff Zafran trying his hot dog dance....Hot Dog, Hot Dog, Hot Diggity Dog....
Sometimes when he play with his hot wheel....I think he must've imagine himself as Micheal Schumacher the F1 driver! Too bad he driving it backwards....hehehe. Before he can actually "drive" he would asked his dad to push him.....he enjoy it so much until he don't want to stop playing...but of course his dad would say...matilah...ask mama to play with you! Hehehehe...
We have a little library at our house....I used to arrange my novels nicely there...but when Aliff Zafran decided to become a librarian...well you can see how well organized he can be!!
Hmmm...sunbathing ehh?? This picture never fails to make me smile...he's being his cute self....and hands at the back of his head.....sekali tengok macam Carlos Raul Fonseca dalam cerita Secreto De Amor!! One word..."tueja" hehehe....
It was Easter Day celebration at tHe Spring at that time...I manage to snap a picture of him become the bunny himself...hehehe
This picture was taken during our family gathering last week. Here's the little guy who will never stop playing....my brother put lots lots of tape on his body...he wouldn't mind at all...in fact he enjoy taking the tape off and then he would run to my brother again to put the tape on once again....I don't know what he imagine he was at that time..
Ahhh.....a massage!! Take it easy and enjoy the i-squeeze first then play again!!
Don't be fret....Aliff Zafran is a happy baby....when he's upset or cry it wouldn't take him more than 5 minutes to smile again.....
They probably resembled those mentioned many times in foreign reports in claims of sightings of the mysterious ‘Bigfoot’.
According to Wikipedia, Bigfoot is one of the more famous creatures in cryptozoology, and, like many cryptids around the world, there is a fierce debate as to whether the Bigfoot species exists or not. Cryptozoologist John Willison Green has postulated that Bigfoot is a worldwide phenomenon.
The footprints have sparked a debate of whether they are genuine or fake.
For some believers in Daro, they said the prints were linked to unclean spirits. Others even asked whether there were oversized beasts in Sarawak.
Countless people around the world claimed to have seen the hairy hominoid Bigfoot, but the evidence of its existence is fuzzy.
Source : The Borneo Post
For those who never been to Sarawak, Daro is a district and small town in Mukah Division, Sarawak. The nearest town in Daro is Matu.
If you plan to come to Mukah, make it between mid-March and early April to celebrate Kaul Festival....wah siap promote!!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
These 2 guys are available 25 hours a day
.....if you interested just let me know...hahaha...just kidding. The guy with the wig really make me LOL....geezzz....
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
The new IAU definition of plutoid: "Plutoids are celestial bodies in orbit around the sun at a distance greater than that of Neptune that have sufficient mass for their self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that they assume a hydrostatic equilibrium (near-spherical) shape, and that have not cleared the neighborhood around their orbit."
In short: small round things beyond Neptune that orbit the sun and have lots of rocky neighbors.
The IAU has changed the definition of "planet" so that Pluto no longer qualifies. There are now officially only eight planets in our solar system.
With my enthusiasm to get the cash rebate on last saturday, 14 June 2008, I went to to the nearby Post Office at Choice Supermall...imagine my shock when I saw massive crowd when I drove by the post office...geezz...it was 7:30a.m at that time...and here I thought I want to have some breakfast and then queue-up for my turn. And so I have some breakfast with hope that the people getting tired to lined up and go back home...hehehe.
After breakfast, I went to Batu Kawa Post Office just to checked the crowd....hmmm not a compromising situation...everybody was pushing at each other....no so called the Malaysian hospitality.......so I just give up the idea and drove back to Choice Supermall.
It was already 10a.m when I arrived at Choice Supermall Post Office. Not so many people...so I went in and get the form...the lady give me the number....my number is 233
I went to the Main Post Office around 9:45a.m after a "huge" breakfast because I want to be mentally and physically ready for my new challenge - Battle for Cash Rebate. I went there and fill-in the form again! After that I checked whether my car eligible for RM625 cash rebate. Only after that I'm allowed to queue-up at Counter 6, 7 or 8....my my my...its even worst than Batu Kawa Post Office let alone Choice Supermall Post Office...everybody was like "sardine". 1 counter can have 4 or 5 line and everybody were pushing one another!! I already have a 2nd thought whether to join the crowd or come back another time. But I decide to queue-up because I got the feeling that my boss won't allowed me to take any more leave after this!
So I queue-up, after 15 minutes, I was getting nowhere!! The queue not moving foward...in fact its not moving at all!! Geezz....why can't the Main Post Office use numbering system!! So I decide its time to act! I start making my move through the ocean of people.....squeezing myself (as if I'm so small...hehehehe)..at that time nobody care whether you are queue-up or you just simply jump queue....there's no rules at all...everybody was being selfish and pushing to get the money! When I finally at the 2nd row, I asked the Post Office's personel whether I can submit my form first then he'll call me later...of course I was being extra nice at that time.....thats called girl power....hehehehe......lucky the guy was very kind -imagine how many people he have to deal that day! When I submit the form, I also collect forms from others especially ladies and old peoples....sometimes I'm being selective...hehehe....within 15 minutes I'm all smiles with the money in my hand!
Friday, June 13, 2008
Federation of Kuching Samarahan Hawkers president Kapitan Lim Sin Khee, who is also the chairman for Kuching Fish Dealers Association, said they received notice on May 15 asking them to move to the new market by June 15 ‘but there are many things which are not fully prepared as yet’."
Source : The Borneo Post
We understand the need to relocate the old market place as it is part of Kuching Waterfront expansion but I think government should listened to the hawkers and give them more time. One month really is a short notice!!!
The Stutong New Wet Market is located opposite Kuching Specialist.
KUALA LUMPUR, Thursday – As announced by the Government, Pos Malaysia Berhad (PMB) has been appointed as the source for disbursement of the Cash Rebates to eligible private vehicle owners.
For Phase I of the implementation, eligible Malaysians whose road tax were purchased or renewed with effective date from 1 April 2008 until 31 May 2008 can start to claim the subsidy at 683 post offices countrywide from 14 June 2008 (Saturday) until 31 March 2009.
For Phase II of the implementation, vehicle owners who have purchased or renewed their road tax from 1 June 2008 until 31 March 2009, can commence their Cash Rebate claims at post offices from 1 July 2008 (Tuesday) onwards.
Eligible Malaysians are allowed to claim the annual Cash Rebates for a maximum of 5 vehicles per owner (combination of motorcycle and cars that run on petrol or diesel) according to the following :
Cars Up to 2,000 cc = RM625.00
Jeeps & Pick-Up Trucks Up to 2,500 cc = RM625.00
Motorcycles Up to 250 cc = RM150.00
Vehicle owners must come personally to make the claim at post offices and the claims shall be paid in cash. During the Phase I period, third parties are not allowed to make the claims on behalf of the vehicle owners from 14 until 30 June 2008.
Vehicle owners are required to bring along the original Identity Card or Police / Army Identity Card. They are also required to fill in the details of their full name, identity card number and vehicle registration number on the prescribed form that are available at post offices. PMB will verify with the Road and Transport Department’s (JPJ) system database in order to determine their eligibility for the Cash Rebates.
I'm sure going to be the first one at Post office tomorrow. Remember that post office are open from 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM from Monday until Saturday and closed on the first Saturday of the month and on Public Holidays.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
“Since the Government announced the new price last week, fuel prices have gone up to US$139 per barrel and is still hovering at US$130."
“In fact, the price of oil is expected to remain at high levels in the months to come. The high price of oil means that the market price of petrol at the pumps have now reached RM3.45 per litre,” he said, pointing out that the price should be reviewed to RM3.15 per litre (with a discount of 30 sen) instead of RM2.70 beginning next month.
“However, the Government realised that the rakyat is still trying to adapt to the higher petrol prices. The Cabinet has thus decided there will be no more increase this year,” he told reporters at his office yesterday
Source : The Star
Good to hear that PM realise that rakyat are suffering of higher petrol price! He only mentioned petrol price but what about diesel? I hope he will not change his mind again and give us another surprise! We all know our PM like surprises....
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Do you know baby actually can talk!
Every newborn communicates from birth to 3 months uses 5 distinct sounds that signal hunger, tiredness, need to burp, lower wind/gas and discomfort. This is regardless of the language their parents speak. It is not a learned language. Rather, it is a natural way for every baby to express their physical needs.
The ‘words’ that form the basis are sounds that are based on baby’s physical responses.
Check out your baby sound :
Neh = I’m so hungry
Owh = I’m Sleepy
Heh = Change me
Eaith = I have to wind
Eh = Blurb
So, next time our baby makes those sound and cries, we will able to interpret and respond to their need quickly and effectively. Cool ehh? Check also the cool video above – amazing!!
Source : Dunstan Baby Language
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Kalau bertekak ngan husband aku, dia memang nak menang jer, biar-in saja dia menang! Sebab aku tau kat blog nie aku tetap ngetop!! Nie aku nak bagi sikit sipnosis crita Secreto De Amor...pandai-pandai ler korang check sendiri persamaan nya....
Summary of Secreto de Amor
Maria Clara (nie heroin...Ezora ler tu) is a modern girl, hardworking and willing to confront the world on behalf of her small family. She is about to realize her dream of marrying her longtime boyfriend, Carlos Raúl Fonseca (bf/tunang/husband Ezora – Reza), a local mechanic. But only 20 days before the wedding, Carlos Raul loses his job and he asks Maria Clara to postpone the wedding so that he can go to Miami to find work. Carlos Raul travels to the USA in search of a better future. Maria Clara waits behind, heartbroken. When her mother dies suddenly of a heart attack, Maria Clara follows the advice of her aunt and decides to travel to Miami to find her boyfriend. The last thing she imagined was that he had found himself another woman: Barbara Serrano Zulbaran (Dynaz), a haughty but beautiful and wealthy woman, who had fallen immediately in love with Carlos Raul and promoted him to manage her chain of hotels. Carlos Raul somersaults from poverty into the high life in the blink of an eye. He is all set to marry Barbara, but then Maria Clara shows up.
Sama tak?? Or kebetulan? Fikir2kan lah...hehehehe
PUTRAJAYA: The entertainment allowances of ministers and deputy ministers will be slashed and their paid holidays will now be limited to local and Asean destinations.
These as well as several other steps, including a freeze on new government posts and assets purchase, would save the Government RM2bil.
The slashing of allowances and limitation on paid holidays take effect on July 1. Even the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister will not be spared this new ruling."
Source : The Star
Now, PM's entertainment allowance is reduced by RM1,886.50 and DPM suffers a cut of RM1,501.50. 10% only? Why not 50% - baru gempak!! What about other allowances - no cutting?? Wah...the entertainment allowance alone is more than my salary....I wonder who do they entertain?
Friday, June 6, 2008
Actually the website was not hacked....only add the URL parameter with interface website like this http://www.pmo.gov.my/website/webdbase.nsf/w_4?openForm&url=http://www.google.com or you can even put Mickey Mouse picture on it.
Ct : Kalau nak hack...hack ler betul2 kat main page!!
Thursday, June 5, 2008
First our Prime Minister announced that only in August all the subsidy plan will be effective and not even 24 hours he declared the price increament. The same happened to the PRU12, before election when everyone was wondering if he would dissolve parliament on the 13 which is his favourate number...he said no, but did so the next day.....our Prime Minister do love surprises.
However, fret not, we'll all be getting some benefits.
As extracted from The Star:
"Abdullah also announced a RM625 annual cash rebate per vehicle, for owners of private vehicles with engine capacities of up to 2,000cc, as well as pickup trucks and jeeps with engine capacities of up to 2,500cc.
Owners of private motorcycles with engine capacities of up to 250cc will receive RM150.
Payment will be made via Money Order upon renewal of road tax, from July 1.
For owners of private vehicles with engine capacities exceeding 2000cc, road tax will be reduced by RM200.Owners of private motorcycles with engine capacities above 250 cc will get RM50 reduction in road tax."
Yay!! Yeah right!! I don't understand why can't the government staggered the increase. The sudden increase of 78 cents is shocking. Really greedy blood sucker!!
Ct : Jangan sampai rakyat yang NAIK MINYAK pulak!!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
So brace yourself!!! Petrol price will increased by 40 cents per litre. We'll have to pay RM2.32 per litre ...huh!! So much for changing my car from Wira to Kelisa....thought it will help ease the burden of the fuel price. Now have to change to bicycle...erkkk!! Kesian.....
Kalau harga petrol naik, jangan naik kenderaan guna petrol,
Kalau harga beras naik, jangan makan nasi,
Kalau harga tepung naik, jangan makan roti,
Ct : Upset upset.......