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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Wishing You ALL a Happy 2009!

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ECGMA says: To all READERs, friends and family, have a Happy New Year - 2009.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Another Spam: Qualification Number [ OXG / 101/231/BDB]

ECGMA says: How 'tempting' this is, especially in my current position! Bah! My email was selected from my country's chambers of commerce...does the spammer not know which country? Of course not. This is not from Oxfam but definitely from OxSpam!


----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Oxfam International UK <info@oxfam.co.uk>
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2008 10:18:15 AM
Subject: Qualification Number [ OXG / 101/231/BDB]

OXFAM INTERNATIONAL
Oxfam House, John Smith Drive,
Cowley, Oxford, OX4 2JY.,
United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 70457 08469.

Dear Funds Beneficiary,

This is to notify you that you have been officially chosen by the Board
of Trustees of the Oxfam GB (NGO UK) as one of the final recipients of a
Cash Grant/Donation for Economic Growth and a Poverty Alleviation Scheme
through your email. Oxfam GB (U.K.), a Multi-Million Pounds NGO group was
established with the objective of Human Growth, Poverty
Alleviation,Educational and Community Development around the world. In
line with the 61st anniversary program, Oxfam in conjunction with E.U is
giving out a Hundred Million One Hundred Thousand Pounds Sterling as
specific Donations/Grants to 10 lucky International recipients worldwide
in different categories for their Business and Social Development.

These funds are freely given to you for your Business, Economic and
Educational Development, as well as the enhancement of the overall
standard of living of the less previledged people in your region. Your
email was selected from your country's chambers of commerce and you have
been confirmed as one of the lucky recipients of this year's donation
programme.You are also entitled to the sum of One Million Pounds
Sterlings (1,000,000.00 GB Pounds ) as charity donations/aid from the
Oxfam GB (UK) International donation scheme.

Further information on the processing and disbursement of your grant
entitlements, alongside the provision of your qualification
documentations,will be dislosed to you by the National Secretary of the
foundation, Dr. Nicholas Roberts. Please contact him with your
Qualification Number [ OXG / 101/231/BDB] at your earliest convinience
with the information below.

Dr. Nicholas Roberts
Tel: +44 70457 08469.
E-mail :
nicholasroberts_oxfamsec@live.com
Oxfam-GB, United kingdom.

Signed:
Graham Mackay
Programme Manager.

Only in (East) Malaysia

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A Different Christmas Poem

ECGMA says: Thanks to Julian L for sharing this!
A Different Christmas Poem




The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.
Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.


The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.
My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.
In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.


The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.
Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know, Then the
sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.
My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
And I crept to the door just to see who was near.


Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.
A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.


"What are you doing?" I asked without fear,
"Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!"
For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
Away from the cold and the snow blown in driftsŠ


To the window that danced with a warm fire's light
Then he sighed and he said, "Its really all right,
I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night.
"It's my duty to stand at the front of the line,
That separates you from the darkest of times.


No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me.
My Gramps died at 'Pearl on a day in December,"
Then he sighed, "That's a Christmas 'Gram always remembers."
My dad stood his watch in the jungles of 'Nam',
And now it is my turn and so, here I am.


I've not seen my own son in more than a while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile."
Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
The red, white, and blue... an American flag.
"I can live through the cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my house and my home.


I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.
I can carry the weight of killing another,
Or lay down my life with my sister and brother..
Who stand at the front against any and all,
To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall."


"So go back inside," he said, "harbor no fright,
Your family is waiting and I'll be all right."
"But isn't there something I can do, at the least,
"Give you money," I asked, "or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you've done,
For being away from your wife and your son."


Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
"Just tell us you love us, and never forget.
To fight for our rights back at home while we're gone,
To stand your own watch, no matter how long.
For when we come home, either standing or dead,
To know you remember we fought and we bled.
Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
That we mattered to you as you mattered to us."

PLEASE, would you do me the kind favor of sending this to as many people as you can? Christmas will be coming soon and some credit is dueto our U.S service men and women for our being able to celebrate these festivities. Let's try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of what we owe.. Make people stop and think of our heroes, living and dead, who sacrificed themselves for us.


LCDR Jeff Giles, SC, USN
30th Naval Construction Regiment
OIC, Logistics Cell One
Al Taqqadum, Iraq

Monday, December 22, 2008

Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery #2

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

More Engrish

Top 9 in eugene1chung youtube as at 20/12/2008

Sent: Saturday, December 20, 2008 4:32:35 PM
Subject: [ec-ma] Youtube Count Accuracy - Top 9 in eugene1chung youtube as at 20/12/2008

Recently I was asked if the count (indicating the number of times) of the clip(s) being viewed was accurate or not. I have checked and the feedback I got was that it is 'fairly' accurate.


Todate:

Not surprisingly, the #1 spot is a non-MA clip, Miss LadyBoys! I produced & uploaded it and I get homos signing up!
Miss LadyBoys
Miss LadyBoys The Legend of Transgender Thailand 4.5
4 months ago 15,805 views


#2 is:
Christmas House Lights Musical Illumination
Christmas House Lights Musical Illumination
2 weeks ago 1,367 views
#3 is:
GuiLin (KuiLin) - Rustic CHINA
GuiLin (KuiLin) - Rustic CHINA Guilin (pinyin: Guìlín) is a city in China, situ...
7 months ago 1,254 views
#4: Congrats to James Leong
Tai Chi Stick Form - WWDU Training 13/4/2008 - #6
WWDU Training 13/4/2008 - #6 - Tai Chi Stick Form Performed by James L.
8 months ago 915 views
#5: Albert & Eddie CS-ing
Chi Sau - Basic Sticking Hands Drill #1 - 20071028
Basic Sticking Hands Drill #1 - 20071028Sun I have titled the clip as pushing...
1 year ago 784 views
#6: EC & AL
Sinawali Drills #1-6 : WWDU 20080727 - #02
Sinawali-Drills- #01-#06 - WWDU 20080727 - #02
4 months ago 559 views
#7:
GM Li Iu Ling - Tribute clip #3 of 4 - Choy Lee Fut
GM Li Iu Ling - Tribute clip #3 of 4
11 months ago 427 views
#8:
Holding The Sun
Holding The Sun
7 months ago 415 views
#9:
Grandmaster Julian Lim Hapkido Workshop #2
Grandmaster Julian Lim Sydney Sept-Oct2006 Hapkido Workshop #2
10 months ago 381 views

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Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Les pickpockets

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Fake Dog aka Human Dog

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Mom song

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This is Northlands version of "The Mom Song".
Everything a Mom says in a 24 hour period, set to the "William Tell Overature" (lyrics by Anita Renfroe)
To see a higher quality version go here: http://vimeo.com/1509073

Killer Kitty - What Happens Next?

What Happens Next?
PICK A, B, C or D…..

A. Leopard-Kitty Falls into the Bath
B. Shark-Fish Jumps up and Bites Leopard-Kitty
C. The Guy Holding the Camera Falls into the Bath
D. Leopard-Kitty Becomes Possessed, Dives into the Water, has a Massive Underwater Crash-Tackle Fight and Catches the Shark-Fish, Carries it to his Food Bowl and wants it to be Cooked.

Scroll down to find the Answer...