Thursday, September 29, 2011

Chinese Military Shovel

Say good-bye to the Swiss army knife.  Take a look at this Youtube video.  See what this Chinese miltary shovel can do.  They forgotten to demonstrate another two uses:
1. As a shield to protect your head from rain.
2. As a shield to protect your head from falling durians!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Some photos from my garden

Some photos from my little garden. The little girl is my 6 yr old grand-daughter, Mia Serena.  Actually this post is mainly for the "USJ forum" gardening friends.  One of them like to see the "pole screen " which I planted my passion fruit plant.  The passion fruit plant is not doing well after its first fruiting.  Maybe I planted the hibiscus plant too near it.  I think I will plant another passion fruit plant on the other side of the pole screen.  I used to have kesidang on that side, but got rid of it when it refused to flower. 

You will also see the petunias.  They should have more flowers on them. Just bought them.  Hopefully should have more flowers later on. 

The Ciku tree is doing fine.  The fruits take a long time to ripen; but extremely sweet; without the sourish taste typical of ciku.

The last photo is fuchsia.  The flowers are beautifully shaped like lanterns.  My daughter bought two pots for me,  but the other pink one died.  I just repotted it this afternoon.  Fuchsia is supposed to be a temperate plant, but I am surprised that it grows here.  Will see whether the garden centre people are telling the truth in due course.

                                                   ( Mia Serena )

                                         (Passion fruit plant creeping along the pole screen)


                                                   (Ciku tree)


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Do you wish to live a long, healthy and happy life?

Do you wish to live a long, healthy and happy life?  Sure want!  Then you have to diligently follow four key rules in your lifestyle. They are :

1. Maintaining proper nutritious diet.
2. Maintaining regular physical exercise in whatever form.
3. Assurance of family/group support.
4. Maintaining the inner peace of mind.

By the way, those who live long, healthy and happy lives are usually located in remote mountainous regions, far away from the polluted cities. 

You can read more about researches done on this subject by CLICKING HERE:



Hey! Today my blog views surpass the 100,000th mark!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Can you think out of the box?
Can we really think out of the box? Most times we can't.  Those who are really successful in business life, are those who can think out of the box.  Below is an interesting story which I received from my email.  Very interesting indeed!
An old Italian gentleman lived alone in New Jersey . He wanted to plant
his annual tomato garden, but it was very difficult work, as the ground was hard.
His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was in prison. The old man
wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament:
Dear Vincent,
I am feeling pretty sad because it looks like I won't be able to plant my
tomato garden this year. I'm just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot.

I know if you were here my troubles would be over. I know you would be happy
to dig the plot for me, like in the old days.

A few days later he received a letter from his son.

Dear Papa,
Don't dig up that garden. That's where the bodies are buried.

At 4 a.m. the next morning, FBI agents and local police arrived and dug up
the entire area without finding any bodies. They apologized to the old man
and left.
That same day the old man received another letter from his son.

Dear Papa,
Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now.

That's the best I could do under the circumstances.
Love you,

Sunday, September 11, 2011

911 Survey in the Buddhist Perspective

This posting is meant for my Buddhist readers, and it came via an email:

Hi there Justin, and “Sawasdee Kha” as we say in my home country of Thailand (although I live in the USA now).

This is Srisuda Hongthai from The Buddha Garden and I wanted you to know that we are conducting a survey on Buddhism in the ten years since the 9/11 Tragedies. I don't know what impacts the 9/11 attacks had on your home country of Malaysia. But here in the USA, many people found solace in the teachings of Buddhism after 9/11. The survey is at:

Wouldn’t it be great to know why so many people become interested in Buddhism after the 9/11 attacks? Does Buddhism still play a role in their lives ten years after the attacks? How do the attitudes of new Buddhists differ from those who were Buddhists before 9/11?

No matter how long you have been interested in Buddhism, we encourage you to take this survey yourself. The fact that you DON'T live here in the USA is even better, since it will help to add diversity to the responses.

We also kindly ask that you will join other webmasters like you by telling your readers about the survey and encouraging them to take it as well. You would be doing a great service to the Dharma community.

Will you kindly let us know if you will be joining hundreds of like-minded bloggers and webmasters by linking to the survey, or mentioning it on FaceBook or Twitter?

Thank you, and Sawasdee Kha,

Srisuda Hongthai
The Buddha Garden

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Imagine : No religion, no country, no war


Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one


Emmanuel Kelly is a victim of chemical warfare from Iraq.  He doesn't know how old he is but has managed to become a wonderful singer. Emmanuel Kelly's mom worked alongside Mother Teresa. She dedicates her life helping disabled children. She was nominated Australian of the Year twice!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Less for more.

Welcome to the 21st Century!! FULL OF LESS & LESS & LESS of everything
Less & Less



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