Saturday, June 28, 2008

Get Set for Euro 2008 Finale: Germany vs Spain

Who will win The Cup?

Well the finals are set for the Euro Cup 2008. This is the moment that we've been waiting for. The great football season is now drawing to a close & football fans all over the globe are already wondering if they will be able to adjust to life without football.

Come to think of it, I will miss those super bunch of sizzling HOT/AWESOME players! Oouch! Those rippling arms and sexaay bodies......OMGosh!!! I'm going crazy thinking about it. This is the main reason why I'm watching football. My entire world won't come crashing down if I have a lousy day at the office. Yes, indeed it is.

Aside from this, I wouldn't be clueless going into work the next day where everyone was talking about the tournament. Ha ha! I guess it must be that darn Euro spirit in the air. No matter what you do or where you go, football is the main topic of conversation. It's about the atmosphere, the ambience, the excitement, the suspense, the tension, the thrills, the spills and the tears of the game.

I'm curious how crazy things are going to get this Sunday with the finals! Some wives got raged, because they lost their husband at least during the season. Are the girls glad it’s over so they can get their husbands/boyfriends back? I'm sure they are.

The winner of Euro 2008 will qualify for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa.

Which team will emerge the winner? I just couldn't care less who wins for now. Both spectacular teams are winners to me. It will be one hell of an interesting match.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Football Betting Addiction

Online football betting has become increasingly popular in recent years, becoming punters' favourite gambling. Even though the matches are shown at midnight to the wee hours of the morning here, the Euro 2008 fever is burning high among Asians. Soccer fans and enthusiasts who are in different time zone will stay overnight to catch a match and some even negleted their jobs.

Many online sites offer free tips on football, including Premiership, FA Cup and international matches, including Euro 2008 online betting. Such sites claim various levels of long-term profit.

These days, more and more people are tempted to place a bet on a football game. Why? Well, for starters: its fun and really gets you involved in the game in a different way than just being a spectator. When your team wins, you really win and get excited. Sometimes you can win big if you bet right. However, there are always victory and defeat in every game.

Not everyone wins when they place a sports bet. Infact a lot of people wind up losing lots of money. This is not something where you have a guarantee of winning every time. It truly pays to pay attention and be prepared for the worst, as it can make the difference between you going home with a pocket of cash and going home without any cash at all. Worst still, you may end up in messy consequences. My view towards gambling: avoid football betting by all means as emotions will rule you, affecting your lifestyle and even kill you.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Lipsticks and High Heels:Encourage Rapes?

The directive issued by the municipal council of Kota Baru, Kelantan forbids Muslim women from putting on thick make-up, like bright colored lipstick. They can’t also move around in high-heeled shoes that gave a tapping sound, news agency Bernama said. This piece of crap revolves around women frenzy again. Obviously, this statement has made Malaysia a world news item , not to mention a laughing stock.

No wonder Kelantan is still going backwards. Most of the smart and progressive Kelantanese have fled to KL or elsewhere, avoiding these bunch of crazy PUS nerds (not PAS) imposing idiotic rules. Their reason for this ridiculous implementation? To prevent rape and soliciting, so it seems.

These guidelines aren’t about protecting women in anyway. They are about limiting their behaviour. I don’t understand the mindset that thinks that women changing their appearance or their dressing will have any effect on whether they are raped or not. It’s another ridiculous attempt to blame it all on the women. I’m not very sure how Kelantanese women will react to this new law implementation.

Please stop degrading women as merely sex objects for men to commit rapes and also please stop highlighting women being attractive leads to rape. All women, regardless of age, appearance, dressing decently, get rape too.

It’s rather difficult to consider PAS seriously as a political party..because it seems that they are more concern about inmoral activities and sex-related issues, nothing else on their minds.

So, what's next, PUS? Don't be surprise to hear more shocks in future!

Source: Council gets a lot of 'lip' stick

Related post: School uniforms encourage rape, pre-marital sex?

Thumbs uP for Kungfu Panda

I hadn’t seen many animated flicks as of late and I would say, simply a remarkable motion picture that is likeable, entertaining, and humourous. It was interesting, though, to hear the voices of well chosen cast of actors like Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jack Black, Jackie Chan and Lucy Liu.

Noodle-shop boy Po (Jack Black) is one of the biggest fans of the Furious Five, Kung Fu masters and defenders of the Valley of Peace. When the vengful Tai Lung (Ian McShane) escapes his inescapable prison, it is up to the founding master of Kung Fu (Randall Duk Kim), to choose one of the Five to become the Dragon Warrior and defeat Tai Lung. Unfortunately, he picks Po instead. It's up to Master Shifu (Dustin Hoffman), master of the Furious Five, to train the flabby panda in time to save the Valley from Tai Lung's wrath.

Probably the most impressive part of the film were the action scenes. With all the different forms of kung fu, it is hard not to enjoy this film. The plot is straightforward, which makes it very easy to understand even for kids.

Honestly, I'm not a big fan of Jack Black. But I think he is the funniest character by far, so if you enjoy his kind of humour you will probably like this movie a lot. If you don’t you will probably hate the movie. The other characters add substance to the movie with very well choreographed fight scenes, each with unique abilities.

For what it's worth, my kids really liked the movie. My kids just kept their eyes on screen for the whole time. Never in my life have I seen my kids laughed so hard at an animated movie.

The message is about believing in yourself, the underlying theme of the movie. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed it, and I’d recommend it to anyone of all ages. You won't be dissapointed.

Friday, June 20, 2008

How To Keep your eyes Healthy?

It is quite common for people to take for granted the things that they have, thinking that nothing can take such things away from them. Have you ever thought that anything in the world can disappear in just a blink of an eye? Nowadays, people are more concerned about losing weight, plumping their lips, breasts enhancement, or filling their butts rather than thinking of ways to care for their precious eyes.

A growing number of people aged 50 and over suffers from AMD (Age macular degeneration) or cataracts. These failures, related to eyes, are usually from a prolonged lack of carotenoid and other antioxidant. According to a research aimed at preventing eye diseases, it has indicated that people who have ample antioxidants in their blood have reduced risk of developing AMD and cataracts.

One of the effective ways to prevent future serious eye diseases is by adding foods that are rich in vitamins A, E and C to boost your eyes’ health. Foods that are rich in Vitamin A, which is a source of eye-building nutrient beta-carotene, include carrots, squash, apricot, deep orange produce, cod liver oil, and green leafy vegetables such as spinach. Vitamin C-rich foods include citrus fruits, raspberries, Brussels sprouts, mango, broccoli, strawberries and cauliflower. Meanwhile, good sources of Vitamin E are eggs, peanuts, almonds, and sunflower seeds.

Having a good diet and taking supplements won’t help much if you compromise your eye health by spending too much time in the sun or smoking. Of course, nothing beats a well-balanced diet, but you might want to consider taking supplements to help ensure you’re giving your eyes all the nutrition they need.

Bilberry for Your Eyes

Spectacular Scandinavia

The above photographs were taken by my father who travelled to Scandinavia countries recently. I 've no idea how I'd feel about traveling around all those magnificent places by myself. It's rather difficult to find places as pristine as this. I felt so sorry for what we are doing to our Earth.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Firefox 3 Download - A Huge Success

I know plenty of people will be rushing to download a copy of the final version of Firefox 3 on Tuesday when it’s released.
The Mozilla servers crashed as most Firefoxers all determined to be one of the first to experience the latest version of their favourite browser. They seem to be back online now after some early hiccups.

Still, Mozilla managed to break the world records for software downloads in 24 hours, and it looks like Firefox 3 is going to be highly popular. It has tons of new features with 15,000 improvements, plus it runs faster and provides a safer browsing environment.

I bet there are a lot of Firefox lovers out there, but I am not one of those, believe me! I see Firefox as a very good browser, but I always encounter problems, so I never fell in love with it. But only time will tell, because changing your primary browser is not something to do over night. It'll be interesting to see how the reception of Firefox 3 grows as more users experience its new features. I'm sure Firefox 3 should really become much better than any browser in the wild!
Well done, Mozilla!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Lipstick Increases Breast Cancer Risk

There you have it ladies, too much of anything is always bad. It is sometimes terrifying when you look at it, how the very things we often take for granted can be later proven to be harmful. A study has shown that a chemical found in lipstick and nail varnish could trigger breast cancer. Butyl benzyl phthalate(BBP) is most likely to be used in the cosmetics industry to make products glossy.

In 2007, an environmentalist group, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics did a survey on lipsticks. They tested 33 different types of lipsticks for lead and found out they indeed contain lead. Lead is a chemical which causes cancer....

Many lipstick makers don't provide you with the list of ingredients that they use- but many renowned brands, including Vaseline, use toxic, drying ingredients in their lipsticks. In a lifetime, the average woman absorbs 2lb of lipstick! However, there are many safe lipsticks out there, so find out what you're applying.

I’m one of those women who apply a lip stick almost daily and obviously I'm not alone. The good news is that I don't put nail polish but now I am a bit hesitant when I buy lipsticks as I am concern about what it entails. It could be your worst health enemy.

For more information, visit: Daily Mail

Sunday, June 15, 2008

The World of Blogosphere

With the numerous blogs that hit well in the 6 digit mark or more, I often wonder what makes a small few, like me stand out from the crowd, and outshine on the blogosphere. Gee, only god knows! It goes without saying that many bloggers dream of starting a blog that will become as successful as some of the most popular blogs online today.

I don’t blog for a living. I find it rather difficult and time consuming to make money from blogging. Then again, I don't expect to make a fortune overnight. However, no matter how superb your content is, if there is nobody to read it, you can't generate profit from it. I don’t reckon myself as an entertainer, and most of what I post on my blog isn’t entertaining in any straightforward sense, so I doubt that many people come here for this reason. But I might be wrong. Different people have different preferences. There are some topics that suit among many other people as well.

I have a full time job, and I only blog in my spare time about my thoughts, interesting events, current issues, vice versa. I will usually brag about something that I'm familiar with. I guess there are also people for whom blogging has turned into an obsession instead of being a harmless hobby.

At times I wonder, what would you do if Blogging all of a sudden comes to an end?? Say all the blog hosting sites shut down and we could blog no more?

Saturday, June 14, 2008

To Fathers With Love

Father 's Day is a great time of year to celebrate how wonderful dad has been for all of these years. Obviously, father’s day may not get the same amount of attention as Mother’s Day. Let's face it, men are not into flowers and perfume and it's always so much harder to shop for them. I'm still cracking my head over what to get this Father's Day. I guess one of the best things you can do for dads this Sunday is to fill up the gas tanks of their cars.

Even though I don’t think my dad reads this, there’s some stuff I want him to know. So Dad, if you do see this…I’m sorry I didn’t appreciate you more when I was younger. I’ve never been especially close to him. Infact, I used to avoid seeing him as much as possible when I was a kid. Perhaps it has gotta be his moodiness. When he gets genuinely mad about something, his moods turn sour so quickly. Believe me, nobody wants to be around him. My dad’s eyes would even change colors with his moods. When I recalled those moments, it's pretty terrifying. It’s so funny how the way I view …my dad in particular…As I’ve gotten older, I now appreciate all of the things that he has done for me and all that he has sacrificed to make me the person I am.

So, daughters, sons, don't ever hold a grudge against your father, love him, respect him, pray for him, and pray with him, and he will be the best dad you ever had! Happy Father's Day to all father figures out there!

Friday, June 13, 2008

My Timeless Gift- Another Blissfully Day

My hubby came home from a business trip to U.S a few days ago. When he comes home, he usually shower me with gifts. My dear hubby bought me a Fossil watch from New York and I'm totally in cloud 9. You will probably agree that a watch is a very important thing in defining anyone's style. Have to handle this ornament with good care coz I tend to be so clumsy at times and damage my watches hehe..

Polished, silver bracelet watch with fancyful case

Perfect for everyday wear

I am not a big "fussy" person, so I don't like a lot of frilly things, but this is nice and simple, and this timepiece speaks about my style and taste.

Hoohoohoo! Looks pretty cool on my wrist

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

HK Superstars Tony Leung & Carina Lau To Tie the Knot

AFP Photo

The long-anticipated marriage of HK showbiz couple Tony Leung and Carina Lau are finally settling down this year. This is something all their fans are looking forward to, as they are the most compatible couple in the entertainment industry.

Source : TheStar

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Cost-cutting measures For Menteris- Save RM2Bil

Pak Lah announced some measures to cut down on unneccesary expenditures for all menteris to combat rising costs recently. For these cost cutting measures, government would save up to RM 2 billions per year, so it seems. The 10% entertainment allowances cut for ministers and deputys was not enough to prove that the government understood the difficult times faced by the nation.

Looks like the cash rebates , the RM625 and RM150, are not going to be an annual thing and it's only one time deal. It seems that our Government is trying their best to lighten the burden of the public following the fuel price hike. The soaring prices put great pressure, uneasiness and worry on the livelihood of the nation in general. The rebate idea seems good for the day but in the long run it would eventually suck us dry.

On a personal note, I’ll have to review all my travel trips– like going to work, sending my kids to school, the weekend family outings, the list goes on. Perhaps, I now need to drive less and use the car only when necessary. But going to work is a necessity and there is nothing I can do about that.

And I don’t think I’ll give up driving because public transports are inefficient and unreliable. I want to see the ministers take public transport, so we can follow suit. See if they can get to their offices on time.

The good old days are gone. The days of cheap fuel are unlikely to return.

Well, I’m no politic savvy but this is too much. Ever since Pak lah took over, prices have been climbing up and up and never went down…nothing he did was ever right…Vote for 'B.N.' sum morelah!!! Get ready to embrace more shocks in future.

Monday, June 9, 2008

How To Kiss???

Gone are the days of waiting to kiss a boy until you are married. Have you ever had a hot passionate, burning kiss??

Give me a kiss

Baby smooch

This is what I called baby love!!!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Euro 2008

The fever is soaring high for all football die-hard fans ever since the European Football Championships started. In times like these, while most men are on all- time high mood women are on all time low. I've known some women who actually detest football because they suffer from lack of attention from their partners during the matches.

Somehow there are some women who enjoy watching football but do they have as much overwhelming passion that men have for the game? Honestly, I'm not a sucker for football. Nevertheless, if it's something my husband really enjoys, I'd rather learn and understand about it, and share the common bond of sports, rather than to have him watch it alone or leave me and watch it with his buddies. Football is a real man's game, full of strategies, courage and passion.

This does not mean that women have to become sports enthusiasts to please their partner. They only need to provide space to their men to follow their passions. Don't get me wrong though. I'm not in any position to give advice. It's just my personal opinion. I believe it is important to be patient and encouraging. Besides, it's better not to find faults with your man’s thinking. Otherwise, the chances are that he may shut himself off.

So ladies, free your mind from worries, free your heart from hatred! Please bare with your partner for the next few weeks and thereafter, he's all YOURS!

To all avid football fans out there, ROCK ON!

Eight venues across Austria and Switzerland will host 31 matches during Euro 2008, starting in Basel and finishing in Vienna. Click on the links for information on each host city.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Petrol Price Increased has triggered a public outcry

The Malaysians must be feeling the pinch about the petrol increased issue. It has been announced that the price of petrol will be increased from RM1.92p/litre to RM 2.70p/litre by midnight. This has triggered a public outcry. Everyone is flocking to the petrol station and has caused a massive traffic jam everywhere. Thousands of people are burning petrol to save petrol. Well what to do, Malaysians are very kiasu in a way.

Ironically, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shahrir Samad announced that Malaysia is planning petrol price hike in August two days ago. In early April, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said there would be no increase in the petrol price as this was the wish of the people. But today, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announced an increase of 40.6% in the price of petrol. This is insanity! People now have to pay more for everything following the fuel price hike. Besides, electricity rates will be risen by 18% for homes and 26% for business users in July. Life will be tough for fellow Malaysians.

Harga minyak masak NAIK,

Harga beras NAIK,
harga petrol NAIK,
Batang Hidung Pak Lah pun NAIK!

Cuma gaji kite yang tak naik, naik............GERAM BETUL!!!!!

Looks like I'll barely survive after these soaring prices.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

World Environment Day 2008

Every year since 1972 this day is celebrated on June 5 in a different host country featuring a different theme. The World Environment Day slogan for 2008 is Kick the Habit! Towards a Low Carbon Economy with the emphasis on taking action towards reducing greenhouse gases . The main international celebrations of World Environment Day 2008 will be held in New Zealand.

People are being encouraged to be environmentally friendly to live a greener life. We've heard a lot about global warming, recycling, reducing wastes and ways to conserve the environment. Stand up to Climate Change are asking people to select which change to their routine they will be making to help prepare for Climate Change – from saving water to helping prepare against floods.

Let us all do our part to combat global warming. The future of all life on earth depends on us. Each of us can bring an important role in adopting a more responsible and healthy lifestyle by doing basic things such as turning off the lights or appliances when not in use. That's one of the reasonable ways to save our earth, before it is too late.

Remember the three R's - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Check out the World Environment Day website for more details and activities.

Angelina Jolie: On Birth & Guns

Photo by: UPI Photo / Landov

I'm sure you must have heard of Angelina Jolie's giving birth stuff earlier. People has the official word from Angelina's rep that these rumors are false. However, Brad Pitt has now issued a statement confirming that the babies have not yet been born. Jolie has previously stated her twins are due in August. She and Pitt have four other children, Maddox, six, Pax, four, and Zahara, three, all adopted, and two-year-old Shiloh. So, there you have it. The world will have to be patient and wait a bit longer before Angelina’s twins exit the womb in August. In the world of celebrity news, it may be the biggest story of the year.

Meanwhile, in an exclusive interview Angelina Jolie has revealed recently that she and Brad Pitt are keeping a gun at home - which she would not be afraid to use to protect her children . ANGELINA Jolie says she will shoot anyone harming her kids – with her own Tomb Raider-style guns. The Kung Fu Panda star who has starred in many action movies including Mr and Mrs Smith is an expertise in using her weapon. The sexy mama has also learned all the punches, head butts and kicks. Apart from that, the superstar couple is in favour of teaching their growing brood self-defence, so they can protect themselves when they're older.

Take notes, wannabe intruders. I've to remind myself to never ever break into the Jolie-Pitt house! That actually kind of really freaks me out!

Jolie-Pitt twins birth story denied - News