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Friday, December 21, 2007

Why men do not write advice columns

ECGMA says: LMAO! ha!ha! Thanks Doug!

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: "Irwin, Doug"

Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2007 10:46:27 AM
Subject: FW: Why men do not write advice columns

Dear Ted,

I hope you can help me here. The other day I set off for work leaving my husband in the house watching the TV as usual. I hadn't gone more than a mile down the road when my engine conked out and the car shuddered to a halt. I walked back home to get my husband's help. When I got home I couldn't believe my eyes. He was in the bedroom with a neighbor lady making mad passionate love to her.

I am 32, my husband is 34 and we have been married for twelve years. When I confronted him, he tried to make out that he went into the back yard and heard a lady scream, had come to her rescue but found her unconscious. He'd carried the woman back to our house, laid her in bed, and began CPR. When she awoke she immediately began thanking him and kissing him and he was attempting to break free when I came back. But when I asked him why neither of them had any clothes on, he broke down and admitted that he'd been having an affair for the past six months. I told him to stop or I would leave him. He was let go from his job six months ago and he says he has been feeling increasingly depressed and worthless. I love him very much, but ever since I gave him the ultimatum he has become increasingly distant. I don't feel I can get through to him anymore. Can you please help?

Sincerely, Susie Fox

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Dear Susie,

A car stalling after being driven a short distance can be caused by a variety of faults. Start by checking that there is no debris in the fuel line. If it is clear, check the clips holding the vacuum lines onto the inlet manifold for air leaks. If none of these approaches solves the problem, it could be that the fuel pump itself is faulty, causing low delivery pressure to the carburettor float chamber. I hope this helps.

Ted

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007

Thank You for Your Emails

ECGMA says: Thanks to Margaret for this reminder.

: )
Dear All

My thanks to all those who have sent me emails this past year........

I must send my thanks to whoever sent me the one about rat shit in the glue on envelopes because I now have to use a wet towel with every envelope that needs sealing.

Also, I now have to scrub the top of every can I open for the same reason.

I no longer have any savings because I gave it to a sick girl (Penny Brown); who is about to die in the hospital for the 1,387,258th time.

I no longer have any money at all, but that will change once I receive the $15,000 that Bill Gates/Microsoft and AOL are sending me for participating in their special e-mail program .

Or from the senior bank clerk in Nigeria who wants to split $7 million with me for pretending to be a long lost relative of a customer who died intestate.

I no longer worry about my soul because I have 363,214 angels looking out for me.

I no longer use cancer-causing deodorants even though I smell like a water buffalo on a hot day.

Thanks to you, I have learned that my prayers only get answered if I forward e-mail to seven of my friends and make a wish within five minutes.

Because of your concern I no longer drink Coca-Cola because it can remove toilet stains.

I no longer can buy petrol without taking a man along to watch the car so a serial killer won't crawl in my back seat when I'm filling up.

I no longer go to shopping malls because someone will drug me with a perfume sample and rob me.

I no longer answer the phone because someone will ask me to dial a number for which I will get a phone bill with calls to Jamaica , Uganda , Singapore and Uzbekistan .

Thanks to you, I can't use anyone's toilet but mine because a big brown African spider is lurking under the seat to cause me instant death when it bites my bum.

And thanks to your great advice,

I can't even pick up the $5.00 I found dropped in the car park because it probably was placed there by a sex molester waiting underneath my car to grab my leg.

If you don't send this e-mail to at least 144,000 people in the next 70

minutes, a large dove with diarrhoea will land on your head at 5:00pm this afternoon and the fleas from 12 camels will infest your back, causing you to grow a hairy hump.

I know this will occur because it actually happened to a friend of my nextdoor neighbour's ex-mother-in-law's second husband's cousin's beautician.

By the way....a South American scientist after a lengthy study has discovered that people with low IQ who have infrequent sexual activityalways read their e-mails with their hand on the mouse.

Don't bother taking it off now, it's too late.

5 minute management course

A MUST READ .... 5 MINUTE MANAGEMENT COURSE

Lesson 1:
A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbor. Before she says a word, Bob says, "I'll give you $800 to drop that towel. "
After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob After a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 and leaves. The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs. When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, "Who was that?" "It was Bob the next door neighbor," she replies.
"Great!" the husband says, "did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?"
Moral of the story : If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.

Lesson 2:
A priest offered a Nun a lift. She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg. The priest nearly had an accident. After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg. The nun said, "Father, remember Psalm 129?" The priest removed his hand. But, changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again. The nun once again said, "Father, remember Psalm 129?"
The priest apologized "Sorry sister but the flesh is weak." Arriving at the convent, the nun sighed heavily and went on her way. On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129.
It said, "Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory."
Moral of the story: If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.

Lesson 3:
A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp.
They rub it and a Genie comes out. Genie says, "I'll give each of you just one wish."
"Me first! Me first!" says the admin clerk. "I want to be in the Bahamas , driving a speedboat, without a care in the world." Puff! She's gone.
"Me next! Me next!" says the sales rep. "I want to be in Hawaii , relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life." Puff! He's gone.
"OK, you're up," the Genie says to the manager. The manager says, "I want those two back in the office after lunch."
Moral of the story: Always let your boss have the first say.

Lesson 4
An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing. A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, "Can I also sit like you and do nothing?" The eagle answered: "Sure , why not." So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.
Moral of the story: To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.

Lesson 5
A turkey was chatting with a bull. "I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree," sighed the turkey, "but I haven't got the energy." "Well, why don't you nibble on some of my droppings?" replied the bull. They're packed with nutrients."
The turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree. The day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch. Finally after a fourth night, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree.. He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree.
Moral of the story: BullShit might get you to the top, but it won't keep you there.

Lesson 6
A little bird was flying south for the Winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy.
A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.

Morals of the story:
(1) Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy.
(2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend.
(3) And when you're in deep shit, it's best to keep your mouth shut!

THIS ENDS THE 5-MINUTE MANAGEMENT COURSE

False! Re: Fwd: Shocking news about Michael Jackson!

From: "Chia, Tommy"
Sent: Wednesday, December 5, 2007 1:54:26 PM
Subject: RE: False! Re: Fwd: Shocking news about Michael Jackson!


A Song By JMastaT (to the music of Beat It)

We told you all, better don't come around here
Don't wanna see me dead, coz I've disappeared
My body's on ice and wrapped in plasto-clear
So Eff it, Just Eff it

[2nd Verse]
I cannot run, Coz my corpse is in the can
Don't have no blood, It's all in the frying pan
Everythin's a joke, the shit's hit the fan
So Eff It, But this is really bad

[Chorus]
Just Eff It, Eff It, Eff It, Eff It
No one want to be in the shit


Showin' how the monkey look is just right
It doesn't matter grey, black or white
Just Eff It, Eff It
Just Eff It, Eff It
Just Eff It, Eff It
Just Eff It, Eff It

[3rd Verse]
They're out to Eff me, Better jump while I can
Playing with the boys, Call me Paedophilio-Man
I could have been alive, But now I'm in the can
So Eff It, Just Eff It

[4th Verse]
The Thriller Album was to make 'em all scared
But it cost me my life, Played automatic Russian Roulette
They whacked Me, Then They Eff You,
They even shaved my pubic hair
So Eff It, But You Wanna Be Bad

[Chorus]
Just Eff It, Eff It, Eff It, Eff It
No one want to be in the shit


Showin' how the monkey look is just right
It doesn't matter grey, black or white
Just Eff It, Eff It
Just Eff It, Eff It
Just Eff It, Eff It
Just Eff It, Eff It

Repeat Repeat Repeat Chorus…..


From: EC
Sent: Wednesday, 5 December 2007 6:11 AM
Subject: False! Re: Fwd: Shocking news about Michael Jackson!


Yes, it's a hoax. If it was true, you will never hear the end of it from all news media for weeks.
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/michael-jackson-dead.html


EC

Jackie Yip

05/12/2007 01:35 AM


Hey, EC, any truth in this or is this another HOAX?????

Jackie

If we love God sincerely, then all that we do, think & say will be directed towards pleasing God. But if God is not so important to us, then we will think & seek Him only when we are desperate. Our love for God should permeate every aspect of our ordinary life.
- Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Poem - Hidden Beauty

By Alotta

I was inspired to write this poem by my loving brother. He is handicapped. Some people that have seen my brother just see the physical part of him - his looks. They don't see or want to see the wonderfulness within him.

This poem is about finding out the true beauty within.


Hidden Beauty

saliva drips from the side of his mouth.
his voice is ever so muffled.
you don't hear him often
but his motions speak louder than words.

he is judged only by his looks.
he is endlessly mocked and verbally abused.

he asks me what "retard" means.

I cry for him
my beloved brother.

why are humans so cruel?
why do they hurt the unfortunate?

you have never met my brother
and you might never meet him.

but please, if you ever see an unfortunate,
please just think of what would happen,
if you were in their place, how would you feel?

please don't tease others
for we are all creations of the Mighty One.

in a way, we are all brothers and sisters.

my brother is now 12.
the rudeness that he has endured still goes on.
people still don't see the true beauty within him.

he is loving, caring, trusting, loyal.

he is beautiful.


Friday, December 14, 2007

A Christmas Prayer

ECGMA says: Thanks Dan R. for sharing this!


T'WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS,

HE LIVED ALL ALONE,


IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE,


MADE OF
PLASTER AND STONE.

I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY,


WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE,


AND TO SEE JUST WHO,


IN THIS HOME, DID LIVE.


I LOOKED ALL ABOUT,


A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE,


NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS,


NOT EVEN A TREE.


NO STOCKING BY MANTLE,


JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND,


ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES,


OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.


WITH MEDALS AND BADGES,


AWARDS OF ALL KINDS,


A SOBER THOUGHT,


CAME THROUGH MY MIND.


FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT,


IT WAS DARK AND DREARY,


I FOUND THE HOME OF A SOLDIER,


ONCE I COULD SEE CLEARLY.


THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING,


SILENT, ALONE,


CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR,


IN THIS ONE BEDROOM HOME.


THE FACE WAS SO GENTLE,


THE ROOM IN DISORDER,


NOT HOW I PICTURED,


AN AUSTRALIAN SOLDIER.


WAS THIS THE HERO, OF WHOM I'D JUST READ?


CURLED UP ON A PONCHO, THE FLOOR FOR A BED?


I REALIZED THE FAMILIES,


THAT I SAW THIS NIGHT,


OWED THEIR LIVES TO THESE SOLDIERS,


WHO WERE WILLING TO FIGHT.


SOON ROUND THE WORLD,


THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY,


AND GROWNUPS WOULD CELEBRATE,


A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY.


THEY ALL ENJOYED FREEDOM,


EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR,


BECAUSE OF THE SOLDIERS,


LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE.


I COULDN'T HELP WONDER,


HOW MANY LAY ALONE,


ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE,


IN A LAND FAR FROM HOME.


THE VERY THOUGHT BROUGHT,


A TEAR TO MY EYE,


I DROPPED TO MY KNEES,


AND STARTED TO CRY.


THE SOLDIER AWAKENED,


AND I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE,


'SANTA DON'T CRY,


THIS LIFE IS MY CHOICE;


I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM,


I DON'T ASK FOR MORE,


MY LIFE IS MY GOD,


MY COUNTRY, MY CORPS.'


THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER,


AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP,


I COULDN'T CONTROL IT,


I CONTINUED TO WEEP.


I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS,


SO SILENT AND STILL,


AND WE BOTH SHIVERED,


FROM THE COLD NIGHT'S CHILL.


I DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE,


ON THAT COLD, DARK, NIGHT,


THIS GUARDIAN OF HONOR,


SO WILLING TO FIGHT.


THEN THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER,


WITH A VOICE SOFT AND PURE,


WHISPERED, 'CARRY ON SANTA,


IT'S CHRISTMAS DAY, ALL IS SECURE.'


ONE LOOK AT MY WATCH, AND I KNEW HE WAS RIGHT.


'MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND, AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT.'


This poem was written by an Australian Peacekeeping soldier stationed overseas. The following is his request. I think it is reasonable

Thursday, December 13, 2007

When Travelling to Mozambique.....


Click on the image to enlarge

ECGMA says: Thanks Doug!

Here's Jmasta's contribution:
A snippet from conversation between the game warden and a tourist.

GW: Good Morning Sir. Would you kindly attach this bell on your clothing, sir!
And please take a can of “pepper spray” on your way out.

T: I say old chap, is this all necessary? (Brit tourist….hahahaha)

GW: You see that pile of dirt way over yonder?

T: Yes…. I must say I do.

GW: Well, sir. That was your tour guide. He was last evening’s supper and I am hoping you won’t be lunch!!!!
And, by the way, sir….. NO CRAPPING IN THE BUSH unless you do a song and dance first. Just to make sure the lions aren’t watching!!!
Have a good day!!!

Hmmm…… doesn’t sound bad for a short movie script huh???

Hahahahahaha……

JMastaT

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Photograph SUPERMAN

TRY TO PHOTOGRAPH SUPERMAN!
If this doesn't drive you nuts, then nothing will!

Click on the link below:
http://hk.promo.yahoo.com/movie/superman/Stop_Press_Game/

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Monday, December 3, 2007

LETTING GO

What's in store:
LETTING GO OF LIVING HABITS
LETTING GO OF EMOTIONS AND BELIEFS
LETTING GO OF EXCUSES
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU LET GO OF STINKING THINKING?
ACCEPTING AND ALLOWING
CHOOSING PEACE
FRIENDS AND RELATIONSHIPS
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
The path to health and happiness is often not a path of gaining, but of removal. The world often encourages us to obtain, attain, grow and accumulate. This article explores the very freeing process of letting go. It is a great secret for making room for more wonderful things to come.

LETTING GO OF LIVING HABITS
Dysfunctional living habits offer temporary relief, but add stress and strain in the long run. They may include staying up too late at night, taking on too many obligations or avoiding exercise. Others include eating too much, skipping meals, drinking too much coffee or alcohol, smoking too much, eating too much junk food or sugar, getting upset over trifles or taking stimulants or depressants instead of addressing deeper causes of unhappiness.

To let go of these habits first requires a commitment to your self. You are worth the effort! Often, a good solution is to substitute better habits. For example, instead of staying up late, record that late television show, drink calming herb tea to help you slow down, decide you will not start projects after dinnertime and start preparing for bed early.

To avoid accepting too many obligations, set aside time periods on your calendar that are just for you - for meals, exercise, long baths or another favorite recreation or activity. Be very reluctant to give up these time slots for anyone or anything.

In particular, set aside time for rest, to breathe deeply, to play and to have peaceful, sit-down meals. This includes setting aside enough time to shop for food and to prepare meals with love. Eating is not something to squeeze in between appointments. Especially avoid eating in your car, or while conducting business at your office. Establishing these simple habits will influence all others. The rewards in your health will more than compensate for the time taken to focus on these simple good habits.

If you tend to overdo on alcohol, coffee, sugar, junk food or medications, there are many ways to shift your habits. Getting enough rest and sleep, eating better and exercising regularly will assist in reducing cravings. Don't keep tempting foods, beverages or drugs in your environment. Ask for cooperation from those around you. Keep better quality foods on hand at all times for when temptation arises. Experiment with alternatives. Sometimes support groups and professional help are also excellent.

When you endeavor to change any habit, do so in the spirit of celebration, not from need. The spirit of celebration means that you have already overcome it in your mind. You just need a little help to work out the details. This is a far cry from feeling you are a wretched victim of some habit and that someone or some therapy is needed to "fix" you.

Another trick for letting go of unwanted habits is to regularly treat yourself to activities and therapies that balance and enhance mind and body. These may include energy balancing, martial arts, yoga, exercise classes, body work, hiking, gardening and more. Seek balance and harmony in every aspect of life. Separate the important from the unimportant, the essential from the non-essential. Live in a quiet location, surrounded by natural beauty. Remember that the body follows the mind. Do not focus too much on physical symptoms and conditions without also addressing more subtle causes. Often physical symptoms are best seen as conversations your body is having with you. This is a much more wholesome and in fact more true understanding of many symptoms.


LETTING GO OF EMOTIONS AND BELIEFS
Examples of obsolete beliefs include fear, resentment, guilt, remorse, excessive seriousness, and judgments expressed as "should", "ought', "must" and "have to".

These familiar bedfellows have a way of hanging around and really getting in the way of having a good time. Often one is not even aware of their presence in the deep recesses of the mind. Good friends who tell you the truth about yourself can be helpful here. Also, using certain affirmations are helpful. The purpose of an affirmation is to bring up all thoughts that are unlike the affirmation. For example, the affirmation, "I choose fearlessness" will accelerate or bring up all thoughts of fear within you. Affirmations are not intended to be used for brainwashing.

In spite of the best intentions, old belief patterns often continue to come up for a while, especially if one is in the habit of indulging them. Just denying them usually won't make them go away. Instead, letting go means to notice them, but don't allow them to make a home in your mind. Notice them, bless them and see them as a relic of a dead past. Turn them over to a higher power. Take a walk, take a nap or otherwise shift your focus and let them go. You do have a choice which emotions and thoughts you will entertain in your mind. It takes some practice, but the old thoughts will begin to lose their hold on you.

Try entertaining really positive thoughts instead, such as that only love is real and I am the expression of love in this world of form. Just try these ideas on for size. At first they may seem outrageous. With practice, they become more comfortable. Eventually you will wonder why you believed otherwise for so many years.

If friends or family continually remind you of the old fears and angers, it is fine to tell them thanks, but you are not interested any more. It is alright to say you have decided to be that which you would spread to others. You figured out that anger and fear heal nothing, and only hurt the one who harbors them. In letting go of judgments about others, it may help to realize that we don't often see the big picture, and we don't really know what is best for others. We don't even know when and how we were created.

As you explore letting go, it often helps to remember that "I am in the right place at the right time". Also, I am my brother's keeper. However, this means setting an example, not nagging, manipulating, complaining, comparing or doing for others what. Comparing always leads to unhappiness. Instead, why not just show up as you wish others to be? It is a lot more fun than trying to make everyone and everything else conform to your desires.

Letting go also applies to the jaded fear-based and ego-based voices that often whisper in our ears, and serve only to confuse and hold us back. Identifying these false voices and learning to ignore them gets easier with practice.

Letting go may involve questioning every belief system you have ever been taught. Ask yourself, does this belief fit the reality that I am loved by the Creator infinitely more than I can imagine? Questioning belief systems does not mean rebelling for rebellion's sake. There's a lot of that around. It just wastes energy and causes distress. Just allow yourself to question and allow the answers to be revealed.

LETTING GO OF EXCUSES
Excuses disempower you. Let this idea sink in deeply. Excuses imply that you were a victim of circumstances and therefore you are powerless and not responsible for your actions. They may make you seem more innocent, but really they just disempower you. The opposite of making excuses is to take full responsibility. That is not a popular way to be today, but it is a valuable concept. The main reason for taking responsibility is that it is so empowering.

It is very empowering to know one is here by choice, and not simply a victim of circumstances. Life's circumstances are our playground, not our master.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU LET GO OF STINKING THINKING?
Practicing letting go will cause amazing life changes - sometimes very quickly. All kinds of problems may improve, and life becomes much simpler and happier. Why is this so? Because the old thoughts and attitudes created the problems in the first place. This is a most important principle. Your present situation is the result of your past thoughts and attitudes to greater extent than you might imagine. Change your thoughts, habits and attitudes and over time your entire life will change. The amazing changes that occur can be hard to believe.

ACCEPTING AND ALLOWING
Once you have set your intention to let go of outmoded beliefs and excuses that serve no good purpose, the next step is to allow and accept new beliefs and principles. How about resolving to accept all the love of the Creator into your life? Often this is the hardest thing in the world to do. We are so used to striving and straining to get what we want that the idea of simply allowing and accepting seems difficult.

Expressed in different terms, grace is not dependent on works. It is undeserved and unearned. It is like the sun that shines on everyone equally, regardless of their thoughts, actions and past behavior. Allowing and accepting may be unfamiliar words, and even less familiar ways of living. Yet living by grace works, often much better than the old way of struggle and striving.

Another new principle for many people is to consciously choose to be at peace.

CHOOSING PEACE
Choosing peace means learning to be at peace within all the time. It does not mean denying your anger, fear or upset. It means observing them, expressing them when appropriate, and then letting them go. It does not mean being a doormat or avoiding confrontation. It means learning how to communicate effectively and acting boldly at times but not from anger.

It does not mean protesting all defense spending - a legitimate function of the federal government. Nor does not mean to be a pacifist. Sometimes an action of another demands a forceful response. It means to be at peace inside yourself even if you are in a fight. This attitude will influence your government and everyone else to the ends of the earth.

A wonderful phrase to practice is "I can be at peace with this" (no matter what 'this' is). It is possible to be at peace even in the midst of chaos and war. There are stories of people who achieve this. Your peace or lack thereof always affects those around you. When you choose peace within, others see that they too have a choice. If you continue to be caught up in outer events, others have no model or example to help them avoid being caught up in these events.

FRIENDS AND RELATIONSHIPS
In the process of letting go, allowing and accepting new things into your life, relationships are bound to change. This is a delicate area in this day of easy divorce and little loyalty to family and friends. Divorce and leaving friends or family can be the easy way out - a substitute for examining deeper patterns of thought and behavior that lead to discord and disharmony. Our instant-gratification, throw-away culture at times affects us all.

On the other hand, at times friends, family members or partners may dishonor you by dishonoring their contracts and agreements with you. They may refuse to take responsibility for themselves and insist that you take responsibility for their happiness. They may be absolutely committed to unhappiness or anger. At these times, the most loving action may be to recall that all who love are joined at the level of the mind, but that physical separation is sometimes needed.

In other cases, another may not dishonor you, but you may realize that your focus or level of living is different from theirs. It is not a judgment, just an observation. Staying with them may mean you must stay at or near their level, which can cause depression and illness in a sensitive person. With great compassion you may realize you cannot maintain your integrity and keep living as another would wish, although it may seem perfectly fine to outsiders.
Each situation is different. As with any important decision, ask for guidance and you will receive it.

CONCLUSION
Letting go of unwanted things, habits, attitudes beliefs and even people is an ongoing process for one who wishes to unfold spiritually. Allowing and accepting more of who you really are requires reflection and lots of compassion for oneself. As much as possible, enjoy it and celebrate the process. Dance and play often. Know that all things are conspiring (breathing together) for your good.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Dick Painter

ECGMA says: Thanks Jackie and Desmond who snapped these pics when the visited the SEXPO in Melbourne Nov2007! What an art-dicks-tic fella he is!!!
Click on images to enlarge and click magnifying glass (+) to further enlarge to see his 'brush'.


How to achieve UTOPIA????

Click on the image to enlarge and click magnifying glass (+) to further enlarge picture
From JmastaT!

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: "Chia, Tommy"

Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 2:21:03 PM
Subject: How to achieve UTOPIA????

Look into this piece of art….


Think of all the minds and energies eminating from these people. Each having a different wavelength and focus. How can the world ever achieve UTOPIA?


NEVER EVER comes to mind.


As long as there is diversity, Utopia will never be achieved. That doesn't mean we cannot live as one people with differences. We can live in harmony knowing those differences and accepting those differences.


UTOPIA is but an illusion, but, HARMONY can be REAL.


More Crap from the Masta…. Hahahahahaha…..

A Poem by JmastaT entitled "JmastaC"

ECGMA says: Oh my gosh! Does Lin (your missus) know you are so talented, let alone smart? I am so so impressed! Your looks deceived me, mate! No buddy, the pleasure's mine and honour to publish your very own composition! I bow to the grandmaster of JEDI Rules!
JmastaC

From: Chia, Tommy
Sent: Saturday, 1 December 2007 12:12 PM
Subject: RE: Love is T-I-M-E

JMastaC

A poem by JMastaT (A pleasure if you publish this in your blog)

Entitled "JMastaC"

A time when this man doeth ponder,

His mind takes flight and wanders.

Among friends and foe alike,

His wit and words of wisdom doeth strike.

For friend….his love, for foe…his sting,

Yet for all…. his time he brings.

Sometimes acid and humor acrid,

Most times filled with love so placid.

A man of his words, a man of his principles,

Keen and mean, yet soft and subtle.

His declaration for peace and joy abound,

His odium for injustice unyielding and sound.

A comrade-in-arm, from then till now,

A Masta to whom deservedly I bow.

With pride and joy, my wishes are sent,

To my pal, my buddy, most faithfully my friend.

Mi T-I-M-A-R Tu T-I-M-A-R,

Mi A-M-O-R Tu A-M-O-R.

(In Spanish…..hahahahaha)

JMastaT

Clan Masta

MOTJ

Poems in toilet - Poetry in (pass) Motion

Excellent poems by not so famous poets... found on toilet doors and walls..........
A budding poet trying his best...


Here I lie in stinky vapor,
Because some bastard stole the toilet paper,
Shall I lie, or shall I linger,
Or shall I be forced to use my finger.


Before he graduated to be a poet, he wrote this...


Here I sit
Broken hearted
Tried to shit
But only farted


Someone who had a different experience wrote,


You're lucky
You had your chance
I tried to fart,
And shit my pants!


Perhaps it's true that people find inspiration in toilets.


I came here
To shit and stink,
But all I do
Is sit and think.


There are also people who come in for a different purpose..
.

Some come here to sit and think,
Some come here to shit and stink,
But I come
here to scratch my balls
,
And read the bullshit on the walls...

Toilets walls also double as job advertisement
space.......

(written high upon the wall)
If you can piss above this line, the Singapore Fire
Department wants you.


Ministry of Environment advertisement.


We aim to please!
You aim too! Please


On the inside of a toilet door:


Patrons are requested to remain seated throughout the entire performance.


And finally, this should teach some a lesson... Sign seen at a restaurant:


The hands that clean these toilets also make your food...please aim properly.