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Kids Are Quick September 28, 2008

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TEACHER:   Maria, go to the map and find North America ..
MARIA: Here it is.
TEACHER:  Correct. Now class, who discovered America ?
CLASS: Maria.
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TEACHER:  John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?

JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables.
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TEACHER:  Glenn, how do you spell ‘crocodile?’
GLENN:       K-R-O-K-O-D-I-A-L’
TEACHER:  No, that’s wrong
GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.
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TEACHER:  Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
DONALD:     H I J K L M N O.
TEACHER:  What are you talking about?
DONALD: Yesterday you said it’s H to O.
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TEACHER:  Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn’t have ten years ago.
WINNIE:     Me!
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TEACHER:  Glen, why do you always get so dirty?
GLEN: Well, I’m a lot closer to the ground than you are.
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TEACHER:    Millie, give me a sentence starting with ‘I.’
MILLIE:          I is..
TEACHER:    No, Millie….. Always say, ‘I am.’
MILLIE: All right…..  ‘I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.’
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TEACHER:   George Washington not only chopped down his father’s cherry tree, but also admitted it. Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn’t punish him?
LOUIS:     Because George still had the axe in his hand.
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TEACHER:  Now, Simon, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?
SIMON: No sir, I don’t have to, my Mom is a good cook.
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TEACHER:   Clyde , your composition on ‘My Dog’ is exactly the same as your brother’s. Did you copy his?
CLYDE : No, sir.  It’s the same dog.
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TEACHER:     Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?
HAROLD:       A teacher

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Amazon Kindle Killer September 18, 2008

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Looking for a device that is just as good as Amazon Kindle, but more rubust, thiner, much lighter, bendable, and can with stand a bash to the screen with a shoe? Well, there is just the product.

Scheduled to release next year, the to be named ‘plastic logic reader’ developed by Plastic Logic after 10 years of research is just what you could be waiting for.

Here‘s a video of the product demo.

Tips for Cancer Patients September 12, 2008

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Cancer is a disease in which a group of cells with in the body displays uncontrollable growth.

Acorrding to WHO: Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide: it accounted for 7.9 million deaths (around 13% of all deaths) in 2007.

While a complete cure for cancer is still in its research phase, treatments such as Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy, and Surgery has been adopted as the current means to battling this deadly disease with varying success rates based on the stage of the disease.

However these treatments leave fatal side effects. In some cases, they might have actually have a bigger contribution to the patient’s death as opposed to the cancer dieasea it self. In this article I’ll focus on Chemotherapy.

20 Things you need to know about Chemotherapy is a good article that talks about how Chemotherapy works and what you need to do or find out from your doctor before the treatment. The main idea behind the treatment is to stop cell division of these cancerous cells. But this would also have a large impact to other cell that divides often, such as white blood cells (reducing immunity), red blood cells (reducing oxgyen lv in body), mouth cells (causing a dry and uncomfortable mouth). Other effects include, hair loss, dry / discoloured skin and nail and  bone marrow problems.

Other Links

Cancer Council – Understanding Chemotherapy. Also has a list of other good resources to cancer.

Cancer Research UK – Side effects of Chemotherapy and how to reduce these side effects

Diet for Cancer Patient – a blog by a friend of mine regarding some diet recommendations for pre/post chemotherapy patients.

Free MBA September 11, 2008

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MBA; Master of Business Administration; When people think of it, they usually link to high paying important positions such as CEOs, General Managers and Managing Directors.

However, along with the high paying and important positions, many graduates (some of whom I know) also didn’t get very far, and was left with a bucket load of debt. After all MBA is a very financially challenging degree. Most of them costing on average $40,000 per year.

Is Getting an MBA Worth it?” talks about an alternative form of education next to the MBA. Names PMBA (Personal MBA), it is an:

a web 2.0, Internet based, self-driven program, that focuses on a $1400 reading list of 70 books with web forums, discussion groups and coaching.

So for absolutely no cost (if we borrow the books from the library), we can gain the knolwedge on par with MBA graduates.

For people who are looking to start their MBA, I urge you to have a look at PMBA. Who knows, you could save yourself tens of thousands of dollars. Or if not, you would have gain more knowledge to prepare you for better marks in the actual MBA program.

Here is a PMBA site I came across: http://personalmba.com/

How to Blog September 10, 2008

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Just started blogging?

Need some good advice from experts?

Here’s a good link that talks about 1000 things a blogger has learnt. Click Here to view that article.

Just to give a tast, here’s the first five:

  1. Blogging is not ‘writing a blog’. Blogging is linking and commenting. Any writing is a bonus.
  2. Regular posting is important…
  3. But quality posting is even more important. Spending a week or more on a single post can be one of the most important things you ever do.
  4. First knowledge, then analysis, then ideas.
  5. A picture is worth a thousand words. More importantly, a picture is worth a thousand words in two hundred countries. The fact that readers don’t need to speak English to understand what you’re communicating can make a word-free post – or at least one with a good image – your most successful one.

Universcale – Measurements of the Universe September 8, 2008

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“From the nanoworld to the universe – the worlds we measure using our infinite yardstick”

Have you ever wondered whether ‘amino acid is bigger than DNA’?Or whether ‘Angle Falls is bigger than than Pyrmid of Egypt’? if ‘Jupiter is bigger than Saturn’? ‘how far away is the Orion Nebula from us’?

With this interactive and informative tool my Nikon, we can gain deeper understanding of measurements with in our universe from the limits of the universe 13.7 billion light years away to the unseable building blocks of a nucleus, the proton at 1fm (1 Great Primordial).

Click here to take a look at this great tool!

http://www.nikon.com/about/feelnikon/universcale/index.htm

Addiction – Wasted Youth September 5, 2008

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What is the meaning of life? Many great philosopher has nibbled on this question with out being able to give an exact answer.

The truth is everyone’s life is so different and so variant, each with it’s own meaning. That’s what makes people’s life interesting, some so interesting that people will write about them, such is the case with biographies of famous people like Andrew Carnegie.

And many, through reading these biographies, are able to learn and improve the lives of their own.

Everyone has their problems with adiction, and I’m not afraid to admit that I too have my share of being adicted to comics. So off I set to search for stories of people with similar problems, to inspire me to do better. There’s an article I found which I would like to share: “Drugs rip dreams, then life, from pregnant teen” By Steve Damish ENTERPRISE MANAGING EDITOR (http://southofboston.net/entreports/heroin/day1.html)

It’s a touching story of a teenage girl who was a scholarship student, and a tallented dancer who ended up lossing everything including her life and her to be born baby, because of her uncurable addiction for Heroine. She was so far ahead of everyone, yet lost it all because of her addiction. Because she had lost command of her own self.

May we learn from these stories and never loss command of our self.

Breaking News – US Election Nominee September 4, 2008

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I have no idea I’ll be in the running for the US Election!!! =D

Support is growing for Jack Dragoon and would take the US Election by storm! 😉

Vote for me! Vote for me! =P

http://www.news3online.com/index.php?code=694Hs0f50mB3Fuv9rr25

Did you sleep well? Sleep and Blood Pressure. September 3, 2008

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Did you know poor sleeping quality and shorter sleeping time may increase the odds of high blood pressure (hypertension) later in life?

According to researchers, writes the article from American Heart Association (http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=496): “the odds of elevated blood pressure increased 3.5 times for those with low sleep efficiency and 2.5 times for those with sleeping periods of less than 6.5 hours, even after adjusting for gender, body mass index and socioeconomic status.”

Not only could high blood pressure kill the person, it is also said that they will have a drastic effect on one’s brain. They usually accumulate more and more holes in their brain over time, leading to more cognitive impairment, brain injury and memory loss.

Some advice for a good quality sleep:
1) Keep away from electro-magnetic interference to your brain by keeping electronics away from your bed.
2) Don’t do anything too attentive just before you sleep, this is what causes most dreams (when your subconscious is still active when you sleep).
3) Do something relaxing before going to sleep, such as listen to music, meditate. Make sure the brain is calm and relaxed before sleeping.

sources:
http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=496
http://www.smart-kit.com/s56/high-blood-pressure-and-memory-loss/