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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Public Net-Toilets & Lost in Translation

ECGMA says: I cannot believe people can be so sensitive, even over the internet. Users should not succumb to obsessive compulsive sensitiveness!
Even in Malaysia, I am forever 'lost with the local translations'!

Zhou fails to amuse with toilet comments

Lost in translation
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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Fatal mistake


One spelling mistake can destroy your life!

A husband wrote a message to his wife on his official trip and forgot to
'e' at the end of a word...

"I am having such a wonderful time!
Wish you were her..!"


Did You Know?

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Golf Ball Hitting Steel At 150mph

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What's Your Name?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Do NOT try to outsmart Dad

A teenage boy had just passed his driving test and inquired of his father as to when they could discuss his use of the car.
His father said he'd make a deal with his son: 'You bring your grades up from a C to a B average, study your Bible a little, and get your hair
cut. Then we'll talk about the car.'

The boy thought about that for a moment, decided he'd settle for the offer, and they agreed on it.

After about six weeks his father said, 'Son, you've brought your grades up and I've observed that you have been studying your Bible, but I'm
disappointed you haven't had your hair cut.

The boy said, 'You know, Dad, I've been thinking about that, and I've noticed in my studies of the Bible that Samson had long hair, John the Baptist had long hair, Moses had long hair...and there's even strong evidence that Jesus had long hair.'

Your going to love the Dad's reply:

To this his father replied

'Did you also notice they walked everywhere they went?'

Ark Hotel Construction time lapse building 15 storeys in 2 days

Level 9 Earthquake Resistance: diagonal bracing structure, light weight, steel construction, passed level 9 earthquake resistance testing 6x Less Material: even though the construction materials are much lighter(250kg/m2) than the traditional materials(over 1500kg/m2), the floors and walls are solid with surefootedness, airtight and sound-proofing 5x Energy Efficient: 150mm thermal insulation for walls and roofs, triple glazed plastic windows, external solar shading, heat insulation, fresh air heat recovery, LED lighting, yearly HAVC A/C energy consumption equivalent to 7 liters oil.
20x Purification: after 3 levels of purification, the purification efficiency for fresh air reaches 95%-99.9%; air exchanged 1-2.5 times per hour, and indoor air is 20x cleaner than out door air 1% Construction Waste: all components are factory made, construction waste, mainly package materials, result from on site set-up only and amount to 1% of the total weight of the building.
This is the first building in human history which combines almost all environmental friendly, comfortable and secure elements. So, we call it:
Sustainable Building

Yahoo! News — “A construction crew in the south-central Chinese city of Changsha has completed a 15-story hotel in just 6 days. The work crew erected the hotel — a soundproofed, thermal-insulated structure reportedly built to withstand a magnitude 9 earthquake — with all prefabricated materials. In other words, a crew of off-site factory workers built the sections, and their on-site counterparts arranged them on the foundation for the Ark Hotel project.
Despite the frenetic pace of construction, no workers were injured — and thanks to the prefab nature of the process, the builders wasted very few construction materials. Above is a time-lapse video that shows the hotel being built from the ground up in less than a week.”
HT: My co-author Seyed Mehdian, who asks “Would this have been possible under central planning and communism?”

How to Be a Real Man

How to Be a Real Man

By an eHow Contributing Writer

Too often the depiction of a real man is one who bullies others, is opinionated, harsh and tough. But the overwhelming consensus is that this portrayal is actually less like a real man than many think. A real man doesn't use his fists or strength to define himself as such. A man should have the following qualities to be classified as a real man.

Difficulty: Moderate


Treat women with respect.
A real man doesn't abuse a woman physically or mentally. Same goes with treatment of children and animals. A real man doesn't need to prove himself by bullying.

Keep yourself well-groomed and physically fit.
A real man keeps his hair neat and nails trimmed. A real man also stays in good physical shape.

Make your own fortune.
A real man does not accept handouts or charity. He works hard to support himself and his family. If family money comes to him, a real man finds a way to increase that fortune not squander it.

Stay true to your word.
A real man knows that keeping a promise is stronger than physical strength. Keep your word in all matters, business and personal. You will gain the respect a real man warrants.

Show your emotions.
Most studies show women think a man who can as easily cry as laugh and is not afraid to show his emotions not only to her but to the world classifies a man as a real man.

Help with housework.
A real man is not afraid to do laundry or dishes, change a diaper or run a vacuum cleaner.

Tips & Warnings

A real man provides for his family, but not to the point that he is always exhausted and has no time for them. Balance work and family time accordingly.

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dr. Adrian Rogers quoted:

"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom.
What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.
You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."

~~~~ Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931
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Monday, November 15, 2010

Dolphin and Dog - Let's be Friends

Dolphin and Dog - Let's be Friends

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Walk on water (Liquid Mountaineering)

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Liquid Mountaineering is a new sport which is attempting to achieve what man has tried to do for centuries: walk on water. Or to be more precise: running on water. We are developing the sport from scratch. By accident we found out that with the right water repellent equipment you can run across bodies of water, just like a stone skimming the surface.

Liquid mountaineering is performed by professionals under professional supervision. Accordingly I must insist that attempting to do so is dangerous.

We like to thank the people at Hi-Tec for their support.

Bill Cosby- Dentists

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Bill Cosby talks about Dentists. From the 1983 show 'Himself'

Bill Cosby, understanding Southern.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010


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Helpful Hubby

Australian Male at his best!

For the 1st time in their 3 year marriage, a wife asked her husband if he would mind making the next day's lunches for them both. Obligingly he agrees.

The next morning, the young wife asks her loving husband, 'Did you make our lunches, honey?'
He replied, 'Yeah babe, they're on the second shelf of the fridge.

Mine's on the left, yours is on the right.'

Friday, November 5, 2010


It was a busy morning, about 8:30, when an elderly‬ gentleman in his 80's arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb.‬ He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am.‬ I took his vital signs and had him take a seat,‬ knowing it would be over an hour‬ before someone would to able to see him.‬

I saw him looking at his watch and‬ decided, since I was not busy with another patient,‬ I would evaluate his wound.‬ On exam, it was well healed, so I talked to one of the‬‪ doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound. While taking care of his wound, I asked him if he‬‪ had another doctor's appointment‬ this morning, as he was in such a hurry.

The gentleman told me no, that he‬ needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast‬ with his wife.
I inquired as to her health. He told me that she had been there for a while and that she‬ was a victim of Alzheimer's Disease.

As we talked, I asked if she would be‬‪ upset if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew‬ who he was, that she had not‬ recognized him in five years now.

I was surprised, and asked him,‬‪ 'And you still go every morning, even though she‬ ‪doesn't know who you are?' 
He smiled as he patted my hand and said, 'She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is.'

I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps‬ on my arm, and thought, 'That is the kind of love I want in my life.' 

True love is neither physical, nor romantic.

True love is an acceptance of all that is,‬ has been, will be, and will not be.

With all the jokes and fun that are in e-mails,‬ sometimes there is one that comes‬ along that has an important message..‬

This one I thought I could share with you.

The happiest people don't necessarily‬ have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.

I hope you share this with someone you care about. I just did.

'Life isn't about how to survive the storm,
But how to dance‬ in the rain.'‬

We are all getting Older‬

Tomorrow may be our turn.‬
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010


There are only nine questions.
This is a quiz for people who know everything!   
I found out in a hurry that I didn't.   
These are not trick questions .   
They are straight questions with straight answers.
No peeking at the answers!!

1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.

2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?

3.. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons . All other vegetables must be replanted every year.  What are the only two perennial vegetables?

4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

5. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way.  How did the pear get inside the bottle?

6. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters ' dw' & they are all common words.  Name two of them.

7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar . Can you name at least half of them?

8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.

9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter 'S .'

Answers To Quiz:
1... The one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends: Boxing.
2. North American landmark constantly moving backward:   Niagara Falls. (The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.)

3. Only two vegetables that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons : Asparagus and rhubarb.

4. The fruit with its seeds on the outside: Strawberry.

5. How did the pear get inside the brandy bottle?  It grew inside the bottle. The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small & are wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in place for the entire growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.

6. Three English words beginning with dw: Dwarf, dwell and dwindle...

7. Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar: Period, comma, colon,
semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation mark, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.   

8. The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned, processed,
cooked, or in any other form but fresh: Lettuce.

9. Six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning with 'S':
Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes,
stockings, stilts.

PLEASE DO YOUR PART... Today is National Mental Health Day. You can do
your part by remembering to send this e-mail to at least one person.

Well, my job's done!
Just don't send it back to me.  I've already flunked it once!

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Woman and a Fork

With grateful thanks to a special friend who sent this to me and hugs for all !

Woman and a Fork

There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. So as she was getting her things 'in order,' she contacted her Pastor and had him come to her house to discuss certain aspects of her final wishes.

She told him which songs she wanted sung at the service, what scriptures she would like read, and what outfit she wanted to be buried in.

Everything was in order and the Pastor was preparing to leave when the young woman suddenly remembered something very important to her.

'There's one more thing,' she said excitedly..

'What's that?' came the Pastor's reply.

'This is very important,' the young woman continued. 'I want to be buried with a fork in my right hand.' 

The Pastor stood looking at the young woman, not knowing Quite what to say.

That surprises you, doesn't it?' the young woman asked.

'Well, to be honest, I'm puzzled by the request,' said the Pastor.

The young woman explained. 'My grandmother once told me this story, and from that time on I have always tried to pass along its message to those I love and those who are in need of encouragement. In all my years of attending socials and dinners, I always remember that when the dishes of the main course were being cleared, someone would inevitably lean over and say, 'Keep your fork.' It was my favorite part because I knew that something better was velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish apple pie. Something wonderful, and with substance!'

So, I just want people to see me there in that casket with a fork in my hand and I want them to wonder 'What's with the fork?' Then I want you to tell them: 'Keep your fork ..the best is yet to come.'

The Pastor's eyes welled up with tears of joy as he hugged the young woman good-bye. He knew this would be one of the last times he would see her before her death. But he also knew that the young woman had a better grasp of heaven than he did. She had a better grasp of what heaven would be like than many people twice her age, with twice as much experience and knowledge. She KNEW that something better was coming.

At the funeral people were walking by the young woman's casket and they saw the cloak she was wearing and the fork placed in her right hand.. Over and over, the Pastor heard the question, 'What's with the fork?' And over and over he smiled. 

During his message, the Pastor told the people of the conversation he had with the young woman shortly before she died. He also told them about the fork and about what it symbolized to her. He told the people how he could not stop thinking about the fork and told them that they probably would not be able to stop thinking about it either.

He was right. So the next time you reach down for your fork let it remind you, ever so gently, that the best is yet to come. Friends are a very rare jewel   , indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed Cherish the time you have, and the memories you share  ....
Being friends with someone is not an opportunity, but a sweet responsibility.

Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND...and I'll bet this will be an  Email they do remember, every time they pick up a fork!

And  just remember...keep your fork!

And have an awesome day!