Time to ponder

Time to ponder...............

Take time off to read how great mother's love is ? Where is the human world heading to? Towards degeneration and void of humane feelings these days. Read on and share this true and very touching story with all dear to us. Practice Loving-kindness (metta) and radiate to all beings. May the "mother" be reborn in a heavenly plane and enjoy the great sacrifices she has given to his son.
GT Chng

a touching story...........

My mom only had one eye. I hated her... She was such an embarrassment. She cooked for students and teachers to support the family.

There was this one day during elementary school where my mom came to say hello to me. I was so embarrassed.

How could she do this to me? I ignored her, threw her a hateful look and ran out. The next day at school one of my classmates said, "EEEE, your mom only has one eye!"

I wanted to bury myself. I also wanted my mom to just disappear. I confronted her that day and said, " If you're only gonna make me a laughing stock, why don't you just die?"

My mom did not respond... I didn't even stop to think for a second about what I had said, because I was full of anger. I was oblivious to her feelings.

I wanted out of that house, and have nothing to do with her. So I studied real hard, got a chance to go abroad to study.

Then, I got married. I bought a house of my own. I had kids of my own. I was happy with my life, my kids and the comforts. Then one day, my Mother came to visit me. She hadn't seen me in years and she didn't even meet her grandchildren.

When she stood by the door, my children laughed at her, and I yelled at her for coming over uninvited. I screamed at her, "How dare you come to my house and scare my children!" GET OUT OF HERE! NOW!!!"

And to this, my mother quietly answered, "Oh, I'm so sorry. I may have gotten the wrong address," and she disappeared out of sight.

One day, a letter regarding a school reunion came to my house. So I lied to my wife that I was going on a business trip. After the reunion, I went to the old shack just out of curiosity.

My neighbors said that she died. I did not shed a single tear. They handed me a letter that she had wanted me to have.

"My dearest son,

I think of you all the time. I'm sorry that I came to your house and scared your children.

I was so glad when I heard you were coming for the reunion. But I may not be able to even get out of bed to see you. I'm sorry that I was a constant embarrassment to you when you were growing up.

You see........when you were very little, you got into an accident, and lost your eye. As a mother, I couldn't stand watching you having to grow up with one eye. So I gave you mine.

I was so proud of my son who was seeing a whole new world for me, in my place, with that eye.

With all my love to you,

Your mother.

Always tell someone that you love them because you never know what day will be their last, or your own.

Always seek to resolve your problems or disagreements with loved ones because if either of you should pass on before, the one who is left alive will have the rest of their life to ponder those unresolved feelings but will never find closure. And closure usually brings Peace...

'How do I get the best out of life?' 'Face your past without regrets. Handle your present with confidence. And prepare for the future without fear!'",

News from Lay Pheng about One Utama

Dear all,

You must have wondered why I asked of Carrie's help to send the following message to all of you. Please take serious note in what I am going to tell you here. I would say that yesterday was a lucky day to me, if not, I wouldn't be here alive to send this email out to you or to celebrate CNY open house to some of you who will be coming tonight.

I went to One Utama Shopping Mall yesterday after Tesco. Time was around 1pm. I parked my car at the old wing, B1 level near the Arena food court. I did a reverse parking and my car was indeed very near to the food court entrance. Those shoppers who went in and out can see me in full view. Exact parking location was D4, in 3rd or 4th plot where the car turn in. It was indeed very close to the entrance.

As I came down from my car, I saw these 2 malay young adults walked towards me. I did not bothered at all cos I thought they were shoppers who want to collect their cars. I then went to the trunk to check on a bottle of clorox i bought in Tesco cos I was afraid the liquid may be spilt during the driving. It only took me a few second to put up the clorox bottle and then I closed the trunk, I had not locked the car yet. Suddenly the 2 malay came very near me and took out a 1 foot long parang and pointed at me. I gave them my handbag. But that was not enough, they asked me to unlock the car and wanted me to go inside the car. They said "jangan bising, masuk kereta, cepat."

At that point I was struggling, the car was actually still unlock. They commanded me a few time to unlock the car, so in the moment of confusion, I pressed the button and I actually locked the car. They repeated their sentence asking me to unlock the car, and one of the Malay with parang was pushing towards the driver side. In panic, I pressed the remote, this time the car was unlocked. The malay with parang then openned the car door trying to push me in. I looked at the situation, due the driver's side car door was openned and there was another car parked beside my car, I only had a very narrow path to escape. Worse of all, I was afriad that half of my body might bang the car door and instead of running forward and out i would actually be pushed back to the robbers who stood beside me.

I prayed very hard in my heart. Canny Ong's case came into my mind. I can't go inside the car, I kept telling myself, that was the worst thing to do. I prayed and prayed then I looked at the robber with parang, I noticed that he was looking down somewhere, the other robber was standing next to him. I saw the narrow path, I knew I must somehow get myself out of the path. In a split second, I seized the opportunity and run, thank God, somehow I managed to squeezed thru the gap and run out towards the crowd. I did not know how I did it.

Many people saw what happened to me. There was a lady grabbed me and tried to clamed me down. I do not blame those people for not doing enough to help me cos everyone was in panic and with a parang the robber can harm me in situation like that.

My husband and I then went to lodge report, I then asked of Carrie's help to sent the following email first cos I did not know when I would be finishing lodging the reports with the relevant authorities. And some of you may be on leave today so you won't be able to reach me via handphone. All my money, mobile, credit cards etc in the bag were gone but my house keys which attached to the car key were still tightly clinched in my hand (this was another fortunate thing). I was still badly shaken inside even now. We reached home around 6.30pm after lodging all necessary reports with Jusco Management and the Police.

Last night, we managed to talk to those top guns in the corporation and today we went into One Utama Jusco management office to view the CCTV. We all are in this together, we are trying to help out each other. Together with One Utama and Jusco management, we have formed a task force to look into this serious case of robbing and kidnapping. Our main purpose is to make the shopping mall safer to all the shoppers like you and me in the future. What have happened was luckily not worse than what it can be...with all the "if"s... Inspector Zulmairi from Mutiara Damansara told us that he has been handling One Utama Shopping Mall cases for long time and this was the first time he came across such serious case.

Please be extra careful and taking extra precautious wherever you are. I prayed that God keep us safe under His wings. I actually prayed on the breakfast table that morning asking for God's protection from danger, harm and accident. God was listening.

To all of you who will be out with family and friends celebrating CNY or birthdays or gathering, please watch out for each other. God bless you all.

Lay Pheng
(New mobile: 012 493 0237)

P/S: Do not spread news and tell people not to go One Utama cos that was not my intention and spreading news like this will not help the situation. We will work together with the corporation to push the security level to a higher notch. Prevention and tighter security measurement are what we are after for. We do not want this to happen to any of you or your family member. I am fortunate enough to be out of the situation, next victim may not be so lucky.

Way of cooking instant noodles

....not sure whether u all have read this. But no harm reading it again to remind us of the correct way of cooking instant noodles!!

Over dinner last nite, I found something new from our friends here on the correct way to eat instant noodles without harming our bodies and health.

Normally, how we cook the instant noodles is to put the noodles into a pot with water, throw in the powder and let it cook for 3 mins around and then ready to eat.

This is the WRONG method of cooking the instant noodles.

By doing this, when we actually boil the ingredients in the powder normally with MSG, it will change the molecular structures of the MSG causing it to be toxic. The other thing that you may or may not realized is that, the noodles are coated with wax and it will take around 4 to 5 days for the body to excrete the wax after you have taken the noodles.

So the CORRECT method, which you may or may not know, is to cook the noodles this way :

1. Boil the noodles in a pot with water.

2. Once the noodles is cooked, take out the noodles, and throw away the water which contains wax.

3. Boil another pot of water till boiling and put the noodles into the hot boiling water and then shut the fire.

4. Only at this stage when the fire is off, and while the water is very hot, put the ingredient with the powder into the water, to make noodle soup.

5. However, if you need dry noodles, take out the noodles n add the ingredient with the powder and toss it to get dry noodles.

Hope this piece of information is of importance to your health in relation to eating instant noodles and please apply this cooking method with immediate effect.

Malaysia’s foremost Comedy Courtiers

Welcome to the official website of Malaysia’s foremost Comedy Courtiers, Allan Perera and Indi Nadarajah.

Since 1996 they have delighted us in their alter egos as Loga and Singam, Mat and Din, the Two Dato’s, KC and TC, Myrtle and Thavi in such memorable acts as Quid Pro Quo, Res Ipsa Loquitur, The Executive Spa, Who wants to be a Billionaire, Men-a-pause, The Usual Suspects and The Comedy Court Review.

Enjoy, keep that smile on your face at all times.



在吉隆坡念书的我,小学的6年长假里,总是待在阿姨于北海的家,所以习惯了跟阿姨和表姐搭巴士、火车、渡轮,习惯了长途跋涉,习惯了独立,熟悉了国 内的交通网络,培养起方向感。中学开始组团在国内的岛屿、湖泊和山区旅游,大学毕业的时候,原本计划是去欧洲自助旅行,却因为那一年,英镑涨至1英镑对7 点多令吉的金融危机,全组人放弃了这个梦想。

为着这本处女作,《29个阿智利玻秘》,南下北上,进行了8场的幻灯片欣赏会和交流会,当中有不少人问及我到南美洲的动机。其实,2007年5月8 日以前,世界的7大洲(即使我只是到过那个大洲的其中一个国家,比方瑞士)我就只剩下南美洲和南北两极;能够踏上不同大洲的喜悦是我追求的,这是不是很 拽,就由你自己断定吧!哈哈!当然,摄影是我最大的原动力,我贪婪的想把世界不同国家的春夏秋冬,以正片(Slides)给记录下来,多年来看过我的分享 会的朋友都知道我对正片的执著。

1998年,当时只是到过邻国新加坡和泰国的我,第3次出国踏足的地方竟然是缅甸。这个佛国万塔聚集的Bagan,在傍晚和早晨就是摄影的天堂;船 在雾气中行驶,白鹭飞过的Inle Lake更是一个仙境;还有那唱国歌,向国旗与师长鞠躬敬礼,天真的乡区学子,都让当时只是手握傻瓜机的我,非常的不过瘾。回国以后,开始买摄影器材,自 学起来。这样的年复一年,10年里,不算太多的累积了22个国家的旅游摄影经验,“Work smart, play hard”是我希望恒常做到的。问我最喜欢那里,其实也难以取舍,印象深刻的还是西藏、客什米尔、摩洛哥和玻利维亚。


Margaret Cheong - blood donation

On Feb 19, 2008 3:25 PM, Margaret Cheong margaret.cheong@ yahoo.com wrote:

Dear All,

I'm sending this email to appeal for blood donation for my brother who is constantly in need of blood infusion to survive. My brother is suffering from a very very rare blood disorder and doctors have yet to find a cure for it and the only way for survival at the moment is blood infusion.

So many of you, to whom I'm so grateful and many kind donors have so kindly donated blood for him earlier and we now have only 2 paks left, which may be used up in a week or so.

Please help us appeal for donors. Below are my brother's particulars.

Name: Cheong Soon Heng
NRIC No: 410401-07-5145

The Blood Bank
Gleneagles Medical Centre
Pangkor Road, Penang.

The Blood Bank opens from:
8.30am - 3.00pm on Monday - Friday
8.30am - 12.00nn on Saturday
Sunday - closed

Thanking you very much.

Sukhi hontu.
May you be well and happy.

With metta,

Say NO to United Nations' abolishment of Traditional Chinese in 2008

Say NO to United Nations' abolishment of Traditional Chinese in 2008


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Electros Roll Checking

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Microsoft Magic Shows

Computer magic
An Indian discovered that nobody can create a FOLDER
Anywhere on the computer which can be named as "CON".
This is something pretty cool...and unbelievable. ..
At Microsoft the whole Team, couldn't answer why this

For those of you using Windows, do the following:

1.) Open an empty notepad file
2.) Type "Bush hid the facts" (without the quotes)
3.) Save it as whatever you want.
4.) Close it, and re-open it.

Is it just a really weird bug? Confused?

Microsoft crazy facts

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Unbelievable. .. At Microsoft the whole Team,
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CNY 2008 Greeting To Everyone

Kidnaped Case (Pls HELP to forward)

Forwarded Message


Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2008 18:14:55 -0800 (PST)
From: "Erica Gan"
Subject: Kidnaped Case --- Pls HELP to forward as many in ur Email....


Dear all my friends,

Attached is my cousin that went missing on Saturday,evening and I faithfully ask help from everyone to help me to forward this email to everyone in your email list so that whoever see the girl who in the picture, pls contact us.

1) 016-4582513
2) 016-4980231
3) 016-4850146

We do suspect she is around Bayan Baru, Bukit Jambul, Relau area...( Penang )

She is handicaped and her mindset is only like a small primary school children...(Her name is Ah Phong)

Pls HELPS...and may God Bless!!!

Your kind help is very much appreciated!!!!

Thanks and Best Regards,


The Rat in 2008

Overall Forecast For The Year
When the Earth Rat (Wu Zi) year starts in the spring of 2008, those born in the Year of the Rat fall into the category of those who Offend the Grand Duke. This is not necessarily bad, but Rats need to be slightly more cautious and watch their actions this year. A traditional way to deal with this situation is to hold joyous celebrations, which will help usher in positive vibes. Otherwise, you should stay active by traveling, moving or renovating house, going on a business trip or transferring departments - this also generates positive vibesto counter the Grand Duke force.
In 2008, there are three auspicious stars in the Rat Life Palace. Two of these stars - Sui Jia and the General Star combined will bring good progress to the Rat's career. If you are employed, you will probably be promoted with a pay rise. The third auspicious star is the Tang Fu Star. Tang Fu is a sign of authority, and particularly benefits those who use discipline at work, for example those who are in the military forces. In this case, you will most likely be promoted if you are aggressive in getting things done this year. Additionally, the presence of the General Star will give you the determination you need to achieve better things.
As for negative influences, there are three stars to watch out for, all of which impact your health. These are the Sword Edge Star, the Fly Blade Star and the Hidden Door Star. All three indicate the possibility of injury, anxiety and accidents, so you should take extra precautions throughout the year when it comes to personal safety!

The Ox in 2008

Overall Forecast For The Year
In 2008, Ox people are in an interesting situation - Liu Nian combines with your year of birth, resulting in the Rat Ox Combination. This signifies great support from Noble People and a generally positive and stable climate. However, any experienced astrologist will tell you that not all Ox people will gain from this combination - about 70% will beneit from this Grand Duke Combination while the remaining 30% will have similar luck to those who clash with the Grand Duke. Therefore, we need to take a closer look at the positive and negative stars in this year.
The good news is that you are supported by numerous auspicious stars. These include the Grand Duke Formation Star, the Sun Star, the National Treasure Star and the Heavenly Noble Star. The first auspicious star, Grand Duke Formation, is a 'HalfPeach Blossom' auspicious star, indicating strong support from Noble People towards your talents and ideas. The Sun Star indicates that the most powerful Noble People in your life will be male. It also brings opportunities to travel and make proits abroad.
The National Treasure Star is the third auspicious star in your Life Palace, indicating a growth of power and career advancement. The next positive star is the Heavenly Noble Star, which also indicates that male Noble People will prove to be most helpful this year.
Emotionally, this may be a stressful and trying year because you are the subject of gossip. This situation is caused by the Bad Qi Star, which denotes deteriorating people relations. The Ox should keep a low profile to minimise the effects of this negative star.
The second inauspicious star is the Pulling Saddle Star, which makes the Ox prone to changing jobs. Remember that this is a year with hidden risks, and so it would be a bad time to open yourself to unpredictable situations. Think carefully before making a move.
In general, this is not a good year for people relations. You may find that people gossip about you and can make your surroundings hostile. Try to make plans for celebrations. These can include marriage, having a baby or buying property. If you are not making any plans to do so, you need to be watchful of your health and that of your family's.

The Tiger in 2008

Overall Forecast For The Year
In the previous year, the Tiger combined with the Grand Duke, resulting in a year that was rather good despite many changes in circumstance. This year, the Sky Horse Star will carry this changeability forward, and you will have the opportunity to travel abroad on business. This will be true even if your job usually does not involve travel. For the frequent traveler, be ready to pack your bags even more often! This travel bug bites even young Tigers, so if you are still studying, you could be offered the opportunity to study abroad. However, traveling Tigers need to be on the lookout for the unexpected.
There are two inauspicious stars to be aware of this year. The irst negative star is the Funeral Door Star. This star warns of danger to elderly members of the family, who could be badly injured. Hence, you should take every possible precaution at home this year.
The Solitary Star is the second negative star in your celestial path. This star indicates instability in your relationship. There may be problems between you and your partner - either of you may feel neglected, lonely or misunderstood. Additionally, you will worry about your partner's health.
Overall, Tigers are under immense pressure this year - it is like burning a candle at both ends, with relationship worries on one side and work pressure on the other. You are also worried about the health of your family, which compounds the situation. As for money, Wealth Luck is average this year, so while you may not lose anything, only modest gains are likely.

The Rabbit in 2008

Overall Forecast For The Year

In 2008, the current year and the earthly branches of the Rabbit meet, resulting in a Punishment Formation Against the Grand Duke. This situation is akin to a clash with the Grand Duke, but with less negative influences. Usually, personal relationships will suffer under these circumstances, most likely through miscommunications or misunderstandings. If you are married, both you and your spouse will be testy with each other, and the relationship remains stagnant.

Aside from this, however, it is generally good news for Rabbits in 2008. Wealth Luck and Career Luck are generally good. You also have the auspicious Red Matchmaker Star active in your Life Palace. With this star in your celestial aspect, it is a good year to get married or start a family.

The second auspicious star in the Rabbit's Life Palace this year is the Moon Star. This star brings Noble People into your life - in this case, it will probably be a female person who will help you. Thus, you should pay more attention to female subordinates or superiors. In return, they will champion your cause and help you achieve your goals.

Rabbits should watch out for the influence of three negative stars. These are the Hook Spirit Star, the Piercing Ropes Star and the Triple Punishment Star. Firstly, the Hook Spirit Star will combine with Grand Duke Punishment - this results in thorny relationship issues, and even a love triangle. Couples readying for marriage should try not to quarrel over inconsequential matters, because the argument could pull the relationship apart. On the other hand, married Rabbits need to resist the temptation to stray!

The Piercing Ropes and Triple Punishment Stars exert a strong force in key aspects of your life. Monetary problems are likely because of the Piercing Ropes Star, while the Triple Punishment Star signifies troubled relations with people, including family members. Health-wise, you should not downplay minor ailments - seek medical attention at the first sign of discomfort, and make sure you get enough rest and rejuvenation.

The Dragon in 2008

Overall Forecast For The Year
In 2008, Dragons have two auspicious stars pitted against five negative stars. This will result in an average year overall. However, it is not all lukewarm news for you. If you are involved in the creative line, the Heavenly Nobleman Star will support you, providing help from Noble People - all obstacles will be easily overcome this way. Keep in mind that the five negative stars in your Life Palace may affect you or your family's health, so pay moreattention to elderly family members this year.
The irst auspicious star is the Elegant Seal. The Elegant Seal Star helps you forward your career, and is especially beneicial to those working in creative industries such as advertising, writing and screenwriting. This Star brings creative and successful ideas, which will help you grow your career. There is a flip side to Elegant Seal Star, in that it may have negative influences on your relationiship - you may feel lonely and neglected by your partner
The second auspicious star in the Dragon Life Palace is the Three Combination Star. The Three Combination Star is a Heavenly Nobleman Star, which helps you in your direct interactions with your customers or clients. This makes it a good year for networking and expanding your customer base. This star also favours romantic relationships - you will meet someone special, but this will need time to develop into something more.
Dragons, you have to watch out for the influence of five powerful inauspicious stars this year. The Flying Chaste, Pealing Head and Huang Fan stars symbolise bad family luck. You or the elderly in your family may encounter health problems or injury. Do take every precaution possible with the safety at home. You may consider renovating or making some interior decoration changes in the house, which may help improve Family Luck.
The fourth negative star in your celestial path this year is the Litigation Star. This star symbolises injury, possibly through lawsuits. These lawsuits may result from arguments or business disputes - if you are dealing with any legalese this year, take extra caution
The last negative star in the Dragon Life Palace is the Five Ghosts. This means you will be emotional and not as capable of logical thinking as usual. This may make you suspicious of others, but some of these fears may prove correct, because you may be backstabbed by petty people. These worries may cause you to lose sleep, which will further affect your eficiency at work.

The Snake in 2008

Overall Forecast For The Year
Snakes went through a tough time in 2007 because of a clash with the Grand Duke. This year, the suffering dissipates, and you face a cheerier time with much more stable overall luck. You will be able take part in celebrations and joyful occasions with full-hearted zest, and maybe you will even plan a few celebrations yourself!
In 2008, you will be supported by Monthly Virtue Nobleman Luck. A close friend will become a reliable supporter of yours, and you can depend on this person to smoothen the way whenever you need additional help.
The auspicious Lu Xun Star will further enhance your performance this year. This star almost guarantees excellent Wealth Luck and Career Luck. It can also bring a pay raise and even a promotion, as others inally recognise your hard work and abilities. Thus, signiicant advancement in your career is in the books.
You may have spent a lot of money in the previous year because of the Greater Delight Star. This year, you come under the influence of the Lesser Delight Star, which, although not as negative as the Greater Delight Star, still encourages expenditure. So while you are able to generate more money because of good Wealth Luck, you still have some trouble saving it. The good news is that with prudent financial management, you can minimise your losses.
Besides the Lesser Delight Star, there are two other inauspicious stars in your celestial path. The Broken Star symbolises public relations problems, but these are merely minor troubles which you need not worry about. The last negative star is the Death Charm Star, which may bring illness to elderly family members.
Overall, this is a much better year compared to 2007. Things are not as hectic, so you can finally breathe easy. Besides, your career is advancing smoothly and Wealth Luck improves quite dramatically.

The Horse in 2008

Overall Forecast For The Year
Brace yourself for a challenging year, because a clash with the Grand Duke signals trouble ahead. Horses, you should not make any drastic changes in career, relationships or wealth in 2008. This includes relocation, career change, getting married and major surgery - all strict no-no's! This is especially true because of the long line-up of negative stars in your celestial path, which include the Year Breaker, Lan Gan , Tian Chu , Sky Cry (Tian Ku) and Calamity Sha (Zai Sha) stars. It is traditionally believed that this negativity can be lessened by holding a big celebration, so perhaps you may want to plan a big bash early in the year.
The Year Breaker Star is likely to bring a loss of wealth and unavoidable large expenditures. Do not make any short-term major investments. If you have to invest, look for conservative long-term ventures. If you are involved in a partnership, you should take extra precautions with finances.
You will have to be extra tenacious in getting things done this year, because the Lan Gan Star indicates obstacles and hassles in your endeavours. The Tian Chu Star is essentially auspicious, bringing good food and good travels, but it is negated by the effects of the Sky Cry and Calamity Sha stars, which mean problems in travel. This doesn't mean you should avoid travel! You should travel, but take all the possible precautionary steps - buy insurance, safeguard your money and possessions and allow for delays.
Horses do not have any positive stars in this year's Life Palace. Hence, it is best to wait out the storm and postpone important events to the following year. This is not a year to get creative with financial matters - make sure you put your money in savings, and do not make decisions in haste. If you have any important decisions to make, discuss the matter with your elders or seniors, and if there is an important event to be held, it is advisable to select an auspicious date for it.

The Goat in 2008

Overall Forecast For The Year
The Rat Year presents minor challenges for Goats stemming from a clash with the Grand Duke. This clash will particularly affect relationships, so be ready to go through some rough patches. Not to worry, however, because there are positive developments in store because you have good stars in the form of the Dragon Virtue Star and Emperor Star, both powerful Nobleman stars, protecting your career and wealth aspects. With these stars, you have the golden touch with career and wealth. You do not have to worry about your mistakes, because they will be insigniicant, and it will all turn to gold eventually!
Another auspicious star for Goats this year is the Jade Hall Star. This star is important for Goats because it is a star of recognition. Your talents will be recognised by your seniors, a mentor or a person of higher authority, and if you make use of this star and continue to perform, you will be put in a position of increased responsibility and inluence. There is a strong possibility of wealth generation through the Jade Hall Star too.
Goats are also lucky to have the Earth Relief Star in the chart this year. This star relieves pain and sufering, so if you have been tormented by the ghost of past issues and problems, you can look forward to these coming to a resolute end. If you sufer from an old illness, this is a good year to try and resolve your health.
One inauspicious star in the Goat's celestial path this year is the Bao Bai Star. Bao Bai indicates fluctuations in your career and savings. It changes the way you handle situations, particularly relationship matters. With these ups and downs, your path may appear dangerous and obstacle-ridden. Be tenacious and stick it out, though, because once you overcome these obstacles, great rewards are in store for you. Elderly Goats may have to deal with bothersome health issues.

The Monkey in 2008

Overall Forecast For The Year

Monkeys, this promises to be a smooth year ahead because your Life Palace combines with the Grand Duke in 2008! Additionally, you will receive help in your endeavours because Noble People will turn up when you need them the most. Altogether, this will to push your career up to the next level, and if you run your own business, you will find that new horizons open up. There will be several good opportunities to start a new project too.

In 2008, the Intelligence Star enters the Monkey Life Palace. This makes it a good year to take up new studies or new subjects. Monkeys who are involved in creative or artistic endeavours will find success within reach. Think of expanding if your business is related to the creative sector.

As for health, you have to take extra care this year. The White Tiger Star traditionally denotes bleeding, so you should watch out for sports injuries. There is also a possibility of minor surgery, and even being attacked, possibly in a robbery. Do not get involved in dangerous sports or hazardous work, and stay away from ferocious animals. This star also represents petty people who may try to create trouble and hassles. This environment of backstabbing and rumours will cause you some worry, but it should not affect your career. Stay focused, and your wealth will grow.

The Rooster in 2008

Overall Forecast For The Year
Roosters, this is your year to shine! A stellar line-up of auspicious stars in your Life Palace this year are set to work their magic on your life, so sit back and enjoy the ride in 2008. Among these stars is the powerful Heavenly Virtue Star. With this star in your celestial path, situations that are stale or unhealthy somehow turn to good, and there is always a positive end to matters, no matter how dire the circumstance.
The second auspicious star for Roosters is the Sky Happiness Star. This star heralds happy events and celebrations. It will help foster good relationships at work, and this may lead to securing a new, better position or job. The Sky Happiness Star also presents Noble People who are ready to help and looking out for your interests. Relationships and marriages go smoothly, making this a generally happy year for you.
Yet another good star in your palace is the Prosperity Star, which brings more income, maybe even a promotion, and, overall, a year which will abound with sweet memories for you. The Prosperity Star brings in more than just money - you will also earn gratitude from others, and generate lots of goodwill this year.
The Eight Seats Star, representing justice and integrity, is your fourth auspicious star. This star implicates that if you stick to your principles, you will ultimately prevail. You will see things for what they really are, and learn the truth about some important matters. Besides this, the Eight Seats also denotes support from your family, leading to a smooth year on the whole.
There are only two negative stars in the Rooster Palace this year, and these are the Curled Tongue Star and the Salty Pool Star. The Curled Tongue Star may bring on more gossip and slander than usual, which may disturb you. Remember that these are only minor inconveniences for you because your many auspicious stars will trump this little problem. The Salty Pool Star is a Peach Blossom Star that represents scandals and romance-related problems. As with the Curled Tongue Star, these will probably develop positively with the presence of the Sky Happiness Star in your aspect.
This is a year to be enjoyed and fully experienced. Take advantage of the good things that come your way! Even the Peach Blossom issues of this year will be a blessing. If you have been thinking of getting married, this is an excellent year to tie the knot. Those who are married may get involved with a third party through the inluence of the Salty Pool Star. Though this afair may be enjoyable this year, it will affect your marriage in the following year, so think thoroughly before you decide to get involved.

The Dog in 2008

Overall Forecast For The Year
For Dogs, 2008 will be deined by difficult beginnings that somehow turn into sweet endings. Negative stars abound in the Dog Palace this year, but, luckily, the auspicious Sky Relief Star ensures that all will end acceptably well. Keep in mind, however, that you will have to be patient and persevering to make sure all things resolve properly. This experience will be valuable for Dogs, because through this, you will learn the importance of self-realisation.
The first inauspicious star is the Blood Knife Star. This star denotes bodily harm and bleeding. Prevention would be wise, so try to avoid dangerous activities and high risk sports. In addition to this, you should go for a medical check up that includes a full blood test. Under extreme circumstances, you may even require surgery, so do all you can to avoid risky situations!
The second inauspicious star is the Suspended Guest Star. With this star in your palace, the traditional belief is that you should not attend funerals, visit people at the hospital, or put yourself in any place of death or sickness, because you yourself may fall ill.
The Solitary Star is yet another negative star in your celestial path. This star denotes loneliness and estrangement. You may face difficulties in expressing your feelings or getting others to understand you. Relations with close friends and family will require more work than usual, and may become strained.
The Fu Chen or Float and Sink Star makes it inadvisable to play with water. Avoid water related activities, in particular, dangerous pursuits like sailing, diving and white water rafting.
Even with the Sky Relief Star in your palace, the negative effects of all these inauspicious stars will still be felt. You should keep a low proile and try to keep things peaceful with others around you. Accept the difficulties of this year, and spend the year in preparation for better times. This is the time for self-cultivation and self realisation, spending more time with family and becoming more spiritual.

The Pig in 2008

Overall Forecast For The Year
You had a tough time getting through the previous year because it was a self-punishment year. In 2008, the situation is much improved, though you may find that it is not as smooth going as you would like. The bad news is, there are no positive stars in your Life Palace, which means that your forecast is derived from the stars of the opposite palace.
It is still possible to do reasonably well this year - you can get the most out of the situation with the proper Feng Shui and precautions. Do not throw your hands up in the air - with hard work, you can still achieve something! It really is all up to you, especially since there is no Noble People Luck for you to depend on.
Since you know that you will likely meet obstacles in your endeavours, you should not put all your eggs in one basket. It is wise to hold back or reserve some of your resources, and have a back up plan always. This year, you cannot help being somewhat frustrated because you have so many dreams and ideas which you feel unable to realise.
With no major auspicious stars in your celestial path, you are only able to capitalise on stars from the opposite life palace. Remember that these are of diminished power, but nevertheless, something is better than nothing! You have two auspicious stars from the opposite palace - the Monthly Virtue Star and Fortune Treasure Star. These stars herald wealth and nobility, but in your case, you will have to work hard to make these stars efective. Well-advised Feng Shui and Date Selection would also help, and it is very possible for you to benefit in your career and wealth with this.
There is one negative star in the Pig's Life Palace this year - the Sickness Charm Star. This star governs illnesses, and may bring up general health issues. Be prepared by taking along all foreseeable medications when traveling, get regular medical check ups and take all the preventative shots your doctor advises. The Sickness Charm Star is also a star of malnourishment and stress, so remember to take time of and relax when you can. Some lifestyle changes may be in order - perhaps you could try yoga, or go for regulargym workouts.

Wishing You A Prosperous Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year

The Most Important Part Of The Body

My mother used to ask me what the most important part of the body is.
Through the years I would take a guess at what I thought was the correct answer. When I was younger, I thought sound was very important to us as humans, so I said, 'My ears, Mommy.'
She said, 'No. Many people are deaf. But you keep thinking about it and I will ask you again soon.'
Several years passed before she asked me again. Since making my first attempt, I had contemplated the correct answer. So this time I told her, 'Mommy, sight is very important to everybody, so it must be our eyes.'
She looked at me and told me, 'You are learning fast,but the answer is not correct because there are many people who are blind.'
Stumped again, I continued my quest for knowledge and over the years. Mother asked me a couple more times and always her answer was, 'No. But you are getting smarter every year, my child.'
Then one year, my grandfather died. Everybody was hurt. Everybody was crying. Even my father cried. I remember that especially because it was only the second time I saw him cry. My Mom looked at me when it was our turn to say our final good-bye to my Grandfather.
She asked me, 'Do you know the most important body part yet, my dear?'
I was shocked when she asked me this now. I always thought this was a game between her and me. She saw the confusion on my face and told me, 'This question is very important. It shows that you have really lived in your life. For every body part you gave me in the past, I have told you were wrong and I have given you an example why. But today is the day you need to learn this important lesson.'
She looked down at me as only a mother can. I saw her eyes well up with tears. She said,'My dear, the most important body part is your shoulder.'
I asked, 'Is it because it holds up my head?' She replied, 'No, it is because it can hold the head of a friend or a loved one when they cry. Everybody needs a shoulder to cry on sometime in life,my dear. I only hope that you have enough love and friends that you will always have a shoulder to cry on when you need it.'
Then and there I knew the most important body part is not a selfish one. It is made for others and not for yourself. It is sympathetic to the pain of others. People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did . But people will NEVER forget how you made them feel.
The origination of this letter is unknown, but it brings a blessing to everyone who passes it on. Good friends are like stars...You don't always see them, but you always know they are there.
Share this with a friend, I just did.

Getting Rid Of Gall Stones (6-day Treatment)

by Dr Lai Chiu-Nan
It has worked for many. If it works for you please pass on the good news. Chiu Nan is not charging for it, so we should make it free for everyone. Your reward is when someone, through your word of mouth, benefits from the regime. Gallstones may not be everyone's concern. But they should be because we all have them. Moreover, gallstones may lead to cancer.
"Cancer is never the first illness," Chiu Nan points out. "Usually, there are a lot of other problems leading to cancer. In my research in China, I came across some materials which say that people with cancer usually have stones. We all have gallstones. It's a matter of big or small, many or few. One of the symptoms of gallstones is a feeling of bloatedness after a heavy meal. You feel like you can't digest the food. If it gets more serious, you feel pain in the liver area."
So if you think you have gallstones, Chiu Nan offers the following method to remove them naturally. The treatment is also good for those with a weak liver, because the liver and gallbladder are closely linked.
1. For the first five days, take four glasses of apple juice every day. Or eat four or five apples, whichever you prefer. Apple juice softens the gallstones. During the five days, eat normally.
2. On the sixth day, take no dinner.
3. At 6 PM, take a teaspoon of Epsom salt (magnesium sulphate) with a glass of warm water.
4. At 8 PM, repeat the same. Magnesium sulphate opens the gallbladder ducts.
5. At 10 PM, take half cup olive oil (or sesame oil) with half cup fresh lemon juice. Mix it well and drink it. The oil lubricates the stones to ease their passage.
PS. 1cup=250ml, ½ cup lemon juice=3 lemons (aprox.)
The next morning, you will find green stones in your stools. "Usually they float," Chiu Nan notes. "You might want to count them. I have had people who passes 40, 50 or up to 100 stones. Very many." "Even if you don't have any symptoms of gallstones, you still might have some. It's always good to give your gall bladder a clean-up now and then.

Let's Help Hoay Hoay and Her Mother

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Yin-Ching Ho"
To: "Chong Boo Eik" , "Chong Siew Hiong", "Loh Sau Cheong", "Leow Hoay Hoay", "Leow Kim Teck"
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 02:01:27 +0800
Subject: Let's Help Hoay Hoay and Her Mother
Dear Boo Eik, I'm not sure I can send to ukmba-list, so please could you kindly forward the mail below to everyone and all your contacts too.
Yin Ching.(cc. All Excos)
Dear friends and members of UKMBA,
Some of you may remember Sis Hoay Hoay from our previous events. She is the cheerful one who often organized the Wesak gatherings andFamily Outings for the past years.
For the past many months, however, Hoay Hoay had been facing somepersonal difficulties. Her father passed away in July 2007 afterbattling kidney cancer (4th stage) for half year. Now it is HoayHoay's mother who has 4th stage pancreas cancer. Her mother is undergoing chemotherapy treatment.
The Excos of UKMBA have decided to make an appeal to all UKMBA membersto help out Hoay Hoay in whatever way we can. We are firstly concernedabout her financial struggle, as she has left her job to look afterher father, and now her mother. The medication for both her parentshad certainly taken a toll on her savings. Secondly, we can all offer our spiritual support and encouragement toher and her mother.
Some of us had visited Hoay Hoay and her mother at Teluk Intan, and her mother was very happy to have visitors. Although she seems spiritually strong, let us continue to offer our prayers and metta to them.
For those who wish to contribute financially to Hoay Hoay, you may directly bank-in to Hoay Hoay at the account below:
Leow Hoay Hoay

CIMB account: 08021262413528.
Please let Hoay Hoay know (contact no: 012-6653 270) after you make atransaction, as Hoay Hoay would like to thank you personally. A big "Sadhu!" to all of you in advance. Your contributions, no matter how big or small, will definitely make a difference to Hoay Hoay. Maythe kindness you have shown be returned to you in boundless measure.
Thank you.
Ho Yin Ching
Hon. Secretary UKMBA 2007-2009

Vote Wisely. Choose Heaven Or Hell In The Coming Elections

While walking down the street one day a Malaysian Boleh Minister is tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.

"Welcome to heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you."

"No problem, just let me in," says the man.

"Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity."

"Really, I have made up my mind. I want to be in heaven," says the Yang Berhormat

"I'm sorry, but we have our rules," says St. Peter. And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him. Everyone is very happy and dressed in the finest batik there is. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people. They play a friendly game of golf and then indulge themselves on lobsters, caviar and the most expensive food there is. Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is time to go. Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises. The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him.

"Now it' s time to visit heaven." So, 24 hours pass with the Yang Berhormat joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St.Peter returns.

"Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity."

The Yang Berhormat reflects for a minute, then he answers: "Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think Ai yam better off in hell." So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above. The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder.

"I don't understand," stammers the Yang Berhormat. "Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?"

The devil looks at him, smiles and says, "Yesterday we were campaigning."
"Today you voted."


True story please forward!!!

From: amarjit [mailto:amarjit@tnrd.com.my]
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2008 2:53 AM
To: undisclosed-recipients
Subject: True story please forward!!!

Dear All Friends,

My Name is Amarjit Singh, staying in Taman Cheras Indah, near Taman Shamelin, would like to share an incident that happened to my family yesterday at housing area itself.

On 29 January 2008 at 5.00pm my mother and two of my sons, elder Gurpuran Singh, 5 years old and second son is Gursevak Singh 1 year 6 months, was walking to the shop for buying news paper.

Meanwhile, my mother was walking passing by after five houses, suddenly a man with motorbike (thin guy) and a women (plump & fair) sitting behind him wearing all black crossing in front of my mother and asked her that “ada kerja” (any work) my mother just shaking her head saying NO, out of unexpected the motorbike man take a wood about 3 inc x 3 inc long, and forward 3 feet comes nearest my mother and trying to attack her with the big wood aiming on her head & pointing on my son & shouted by saying “Kasi!! Kasi!!” (give! give!- by meaning asking of my baby) my mother said “Jangan! Jangan!” (No, No) and trying to keep away from him, the woman just sat on the bike was waiting for the next action. And the same time my mother ran to the other side (near people hse) and screaming for help.. (Tolong!! Tolong!! (Help!! Help!!) this make him frightened and taking his motorbike ran away from the place.

My mother and I make a report at Pandan Indah Polis station at 7.30pm last night.

With the concern of our children, I m sending this email to you all is to be more careful of our children & always make sure they are with you all the time. Thanks God, my mother and sons were so lucky on that day from the horrible happen.

Please, of your concern & love to human being pass this massage around to your friends.

Thank You & God Always Be There For Us.

With sincerely,
Amarjit Singh
016-279 4759