Try singing a Christmas song to this Dance
Friday, November 27, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Mr Lim's the best I've seen so far for Foot Reflexology. I have very sensitive feet and prone to pain when massaging. Even after telling most of them to be gentle, they forget. He does it gently and although there's still pain, it seem to have a purpose.
Friday, November 20, 2015
The Drinking Crab 🦀
The Crab may not be displayed properly.
Why? I don't know.
It should display something like this...
The Drinking Crab
Crab Cancer Emoji - Red Crab Emoji
= Edited with MINUS Top & Bottom White Borders.
= Original with Top & Bottom White Borders.
GIF ~ Crabby But Cute!
GIF ~ The Drinking Crabs will survive anything.
GIF ~ Whiskey & Serene (one of the Drinking Crabs)
Bring on the smiles
Tighter rules for e-bicycles from Dec 1: LTA
POSTED: 19 Nov 2015 18:01
This page was printed from channelnewsasia.com
The Land Transport Authority says devices must weigh no more than 20kg and be aligned to the European Standard EN15194. It is also introducing bigger fines for those using non-compliant power-assisted bikes with immediate effect.
SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Thursday (Nov 19) announced tighter regulations for power-assisted bicycles (PABs), as well as stricter penalties for those who sell and use non-compliant PABs.
In a media release, LTA said new rules will kick in from Dec 1. With the new regulations, each device must weigh no more than 20kg and must be aligned with the European Standard EN15194 which requires the PABs to undergo more rigorous tests, LTA stated. Models which comply with this standard are harder to illegally modify.
Currently, PABs must meet basic technical requirements before they are approved by LTA. For example, their construction must be similar to that of a conventional bicycle and they can only be powered by an electric source, which can only cut in when the rider starts to pedal.
The revised requirements are:
"Special attention is being paid to PABs because they are currently allowed on public roads, and hence there are significant safety concerns," said LTA.
Retailers may submit applications for approval of PAB models that meet the tighter technical requirements from Dec 1. Applications can be made to LTA-authorised vehicle inspection centres, and the approved PABs will be affixed with an orange seal for use on public roads.
LTA-authorised vehicle inspection centres will continue to seal PABs that comply with the old technical requirements until Jan 31, 2016. From Feb 1, 2016, only PABs that comply with the new requirements will be approved and sealed.
STEPPED UP ENFORCEMENT, HARSHER PENALTIES
LTA said the number of offences involving the use or sale of non-compliant PABs has been increasing over the years, from only 11 notices issued in 2008 to 1,280 notices issued between January and October this year.
To stem this trend, with immediate effect, the composition fine for first-time offenders will be raised to S$300, up from the current S$100. Subsequent offences will attract composition sums of S$500, up from the current S$200.
Repeat offenders may also be charged in court, LTA said. Retailers found selling non-compliant PABs, or modifying PABs illegally also face prosecution. LTA said it is reviewing possible amendments to the legislation to further increase the penalties.
Members of the public who spot illegally modified PABs can alert LTA via 1800-CALL-LTA or email@example.com.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
If I ever have to do a Stand-up routine, I can do this. This stand-up comedy routine is inspired by my daughter when when she sent pix of ovary with caption, "Sry, I (my) ovary(s)-acted"
Joke (Riddle) ~ Why Do Women Overreact?
Question:Why do women overreact?
Because they have ovaries..
Joke ~ Overreact
sent pix of ovary with caption,
"Sorry, ovary reacted"
This is true.
Only women overreact.
(overreact = ovary act)
You see, only women have ovaries.
Because they have ovaries,
they are very good in acting.
It is very difficult...
to take them seriously.
They... Pretend to cry.
Pretend don't know how to drive.
Pretend to drive anyhow.
Pretend cannot park.
Pretend cannot open bottle.
Pretend cannot open door.
Pretend to drop handkerchief.
Pretend eye got problem so blink-blink.
The reason why
(this I not bluffing,
this is in dictionary)
"respond more emotionally
or forcibly than is justified"
... this is true because
we all know that
women are very emotional.
... and this is also true because...
because... they got ovaries mah!.
Dictionary (googled from the internet)
What does 'Overreact' mean?
respond more emotionally
or forcibly than is justified.
"the Authority are urging people not to overreact to the problem"
get upset over nothing, react disproportionately, get overexcited, go too far, act irrationally, lose one's sense of proportion, exaggerate, make something out of nothing, make a mountain out of a molehill, blow something up out of all proportion; informalpress/push/hit the panic button; informalgo over the top
"parents should set children a good example rather than overreact"
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional barcode) first designed for the automotive industry in Japan. A barcode is a machine-readable optical label that contains information about the item to which it is attached. A QR code uses four standardized encoding modes (numeric, alphanumeric, byte/binary, and kanji) to efficiently store data; extensions may also be used.
The QR Code system became popular outside the automotive industry due to its fast readability and greater storage capacity compared to standard UPC barcodes. Applications include product tracking, item identification, time tracking, document management, and general marketing.
A QR code consists of black modules (square dots) arranged in a square grid on a white background, which can be read by an imaging device (such as a camera, scanner, etc.) and processed using Reed–Solomon error correction until the image can be appropriately interpreted. The required data are then extracted from patterns that are present in both horizontal and vertical components of the image.
Trivia Game Question
Ask a group of contestants to list as much as they can about this person in 30 secs. The person who list the most correct answers win. They will have to read fast because the name will be flashed very fast. The moment 2 persons says YES they've read it, the name will be hidden again.
Date: Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 7:22 PM
Subject: Lim Yew Kuan ~ BIOGRAPHY
Subject: Lim Yew Kuan ~ BIOGRAPHY
This is not LKY.
This is the guy's name I saw at NAFA.
Lim Yew Kuan
Lim Yew Kuan, was born in 1928 in Xiamen, China, came to Singapore during the Second World War to join his father Lim Hak Tai, the founding principal of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA). Having graduated from NAFA with a major in Western Art in 1950, Lim taught in the institution for seven years before he furthered his studies in the Chelsea School of Art in London between 1958 and 1962. When his father passed away in 1963, Lim took over and served as principal from 1963 to 1979. An important second-generation Nanyang artist and the second principal of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, he is known to have steered NAFA through some of its most difficult times in the 60s and 70s and nurtured generations of artists.
In 1980, Lim was awarded the Public Service Star from the Singapore Government and was awarded the Long Service Award by NAFA in 1985. A proficient sculptor, Lim was also commissioned by the Singapore Istana to make marble busts of Singapore’s first two Presidents, Encik Yusof Ishak and Dr Benjamin Sheares in 1997 and 1999 respectively. In 2011, he received the Cultural Medallion for his significant contributions to visual arts in Singapore.
Lim’s forte is in the area of nude painting and distinguished expressionism. He is especially noted for his textured strokes, rich colour and delicate touch of the brush which effectively captures time, mood and emotion in his paintings. On his art, Lim says, ‘an artist does not simply strive to create a painting that is aesthetically pleasing. Only when he has experienced life and understood the nature of things can he be a true artist.’
Thursday, November 12, 2015
There will always be hope
and there are always miracles,
for every now and then we'll see
all hope and miracles start with me
... and my God.
for every now and then we'll see
all hope and miracles start with me
... and my God.
An ex-gang member embarks on a new life
(as practicing Catholic)
~ posted 2015 Nov 12, Thu
~ by Caroline Chia, Executive Photojournalist
Ng Ting Wei shares how he renounced his life of crime to start from scratch again
By the age of 22, Mr Ng Ting Wei had already spent over five years of his life in prison.
His first brush with the law was when he was caught selling illegal VCDs at the age of 16. Later that year, he was arrested while unpacking contraband cigarettes in a warehouse.
Mr Ng, now 25, was then sentenced to two years of probation, where he had to stay in a hostel. But he often ran away to meet up with fellow gang members.
His parents were struggling with a failing family business so he was left on his own most of the time.
"I was bored and wanted more friends," he said of his younger self. "The gang members gave me that sense of acceptance."
Mr Ng catching up with prison chief warder Ramesh V. Packrisamy, 46, a reintegration officer, and Mr Koh Shukai, 31, assistant director at the Care Network office. Both men played a big role in helping Mr Ng turn his life around. Mr Ng stays in contact with Mr Koh, and both of them are more like friends now.
~ ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
TURNING OVER A NEW LEAF
Ultimately, the change has to come from oneself. I was tired of going in and out of jail. MR NG TING WEI, on how he made the decision to turn his life around.
During a urine test, he was found to have consumed drugs. He was sent to the Reformative Training Centre (RTC) and spent most of the next five years in and out of prison.
"I knew my actions were wrong, but at that time I didn't realise the full extent of the consequences," he said.
While in prison, Mr Ng picked up reading, out of boredom.
"I started reading novels and when I ran out of books to read, I would read the dictionary," he said.
His family, who visited him regularly, supplied him with the religious books that he asked for.
Reading was his main pastime, but soon Mr Ng found himself yearning for a more meaningful life.
His lowest point in prison was on his 21st birthday.
"I should have been out celebrating with friends," he recalls sadly.
It was also on this day that he chanced upon the book, My Daily Bread, a compilation of spiritual and reflective readings, and started reading it.
That was Mr Ng's first introduction to Roman Catholicism, which now plays a huge part in his life.
Mr Ng enjoying a different version of a game of badminton with friends at a church retreat for young Catholic adults over the weekend. Here, they are pitting five players against another five.
~ ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
In 2012, Mr Ng made one of the biggest decisions in his life - to sever his ties with the gang.
That was his first step to turning his life around. "Ultimately, the change has to come from oneself," he said. "I was tired of going in and out of jail."
In October 2012, at the age of 22, Mr Ng was finally released and placed on supervision.
With the help of the Yellow Ribbon Project, he enrolled in a diploma in construction and engineering course, which he recently graduated from.
The Yellow Ribbon Project also funded his studies and provided a monthly allowance for Mr Ng.
In his spare time, Mr Ng works out at Gold's Gym in Changi where he is a part-time personal trainer. He is at the gym up to five times a week and meets his clients after work. He enjoys exercising, which is why he decided to become a trainer.
~ ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
His biggest challenge, when trying to assimilate back into society, was building up a sense of confidence again.
"My first group of new friends was from church. I didn't know how to interact with them initially so I observed what they did and listened to how they spoke," he said.
These days, Mr Ng packs his schedule with work and church activities.
He found himself a full-time job as a quantity surveyor and is a certified personal trainer at Gold's Gym, where he trains clients and works out up to five times a week.
He has also applied for a degree course in construction management and, if accepted, he will start school in January next year.
Mr Ng now believes in working hard and praying hard. He is seen here with fellow church members singing hymns at a church retreat. ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
"The world is a big place and there is so much more I can strive to do," he says confidently.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 12, 2015, with the headline 'An ex-gang member embarks on a new life'. Print Edition | Subscribe
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Diamond $28 Million
~ Is this the Pink Panther?
No it is NOT.
Pink diamond nets US$28.55 million
in healthy stone market - Christie's
A large diamond of a rare pink hue fetched 28.725 million Swiss francs (US$28.55 million) on Tuesday, the star lot of Christie's semi-annual jewellery sale in Geneva, where designer eye candy drew strong prices.
POSTED: 11 Nov 2015 08:30
A cushion-shaped 16.08 carat vivid pink diamond is pictured at Christie's auction house in Geneva, Switzerland in this October 30, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/Files
GENEVA: A large diamond of a rare pink hue fetched 28.725 million Swiss francs (US$28.55 million) on Tuesday, the star lot of Christie's semi-annual jewellery sale in Geneva, where designer eye candy drew strong prices.
A Chinese client based in Hong Kong bought the cushion-shaped pink diamond weighing 16.08 carats and graded vivid fancy pink, which is set in a platinum and gold ring surrounded by a double row of pave-set white diamonds, the auction house said. Its pre-sale estimate was US$23 million to US$28 million.
The seller was not identified and the buyer, who has named the pink diamond "The Sweet Josephine," wished to remain anonymous, Christie's said. The diamond's origin was not disclosed.
"It is absolutely a top price for a stone of this quality, because of its colour. There are few pink-pink the way this one was," said Francois Curiel, chairman of Christie's Luxury Group and its veteran jewellery expert, who conducted part of the evening auction in a packed salesroom.
"It shows we are dealing with a very healthy stone market," he told reporters. "There is lots of cash in the world right now. At the moment, works of art, diamonds and jewels are a safe haven."
In almost 250 years of auction history, only three pure vivid pink diamonds of over 10 carats have appeared for sale, according to Christie's.
A pear-shaped flawless white diamond weighing 50.48 carats fetched 7.89 million Swiss francs in heated bidding, the evening's second-highest lot, selling to a dealer in the room.
Jewels by Harry Winston, Van Cleef & Arpels, Boucheron, Cartier and Bulgari soared above pre-sale estimates, including a Bulgari coral onyx and diamond bracelet-watch designed as a coiled serpent.
In all, some 80 percent of the 400 lots on offer sold for 110.26 million Swiss francs, Christie's said, eclipsing expectations.
Christie's, founded in 1776, is now owned by French retail magnate Francois Pinault's holding company Artemis SA.
A large blue diamond, one of the world's rarest, could fetch US$35 million to US$55 million at auction on Wednesday, rival Sotheby's said last week, as an industry group reported strong prices for colour diamonds ahead of the holiday season.
A Modigliani nude painting was sold to an unnamed Chinese buyer at Christie's on Monday for US$170.4 million, the second-highest price ever for a work of art at auction, as deep-pocketed collectors continue to pay, and pay big, for some rare masterpieces up for sale in this year's autumn auctions season..
"China has been very active yesterday in New York and tonight in Geneva," Curiel said.
(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Peter Cooney)
Monday, November 09, 2015
Friday, November 06, 2015
Dot just shared this joke via WhatsApp.
[Nov 6, 2015 at 7:04 AM]
[Nov 6, 2015 at 10:50 AM]
Hahah! Good one! Very creative joke.
Joke ~ Weight Loss Program
~ posted by Gary Stokes, "Saw this and did make me laugh!".
Weight Loss Program
A guy calls a company and orders their 5-day, 5lbs weight loss program.
The next day, there's a knock on the door and there stands before him a voluptuous, athletic, 19 year old babe dressed in nothing but a pair of Nike running shoes and a sign around her neck..
She introduces herself as a representative of the weight loss company. The sign reads, "If you can catch me, you can have me."
Without a second thought, he takes off after her. A few miles later puffing and puffing, he finally gives up. The same girl shows up for the next four days and the same thing happens. On the fifth day, he weighs himself and is delighted to find he has lost 5lbs as promised.
He calls the company and orders their 5-day/10lbs program. The next day there's a knock at the door and there stands the most stunning, beautiful, sexy woman he has ever seen in his life. She is wearing nothing but Reebok running shoes and a sign around her neck that reads, "If you catch me you can have me".
Well, he's out the door after her like a shot. This girl is in excellent shape and he does his best, but no such luck. So for the next four days, the same routine happens with him gradually getting in better and better shape.
Much to his delight on the fifth day when he weighs himself, he discovers that he has lost another 10lbs as promised. He decides to go for broke and calls the company to order the 7-day/25 lbs program.
"Are you sure?" asks the representative on the phone. "This is our most rigorous program." "Absolutely," he replies, "I haven't felt this good in years."
The next day there's a knock at the door; and when he opens it he finds a huge muscular guy standing there wearing nothing but pink running shoes and a sign around his neck that reads, "If I catch you, you are mine."
He lost 33 lbs that week..