Friday, October 21, 2011

Japan donates 200 boats, 240 mobile toilets to Thailand

Japan has given a large number of relief supplies including 240 mobile toilet units to Thailand.

Speaking at a hand-over ceremony, Japanese ambassador Seiji Kojkma repeated an insistence that Honda was considering relocation from Thailand after a large plant in Ayutthaya had been flooded.

Also donated are 200 boat engines and 450 life vests handed over, to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in the ceremony, apart from Bt12 million in cash earlier.
The Nation

Thank you!

Thursday, October 06, 2011

R.I.P. Steve Jobs

AAahhhh the good old days.. & the age of innocense.
I worked for Intel in Santa Clara from 1990 to 2001. From 1990 - 1991, I  worked with a team of Finance Systems programmers.  Intel was cash rich from the 386 chips and was the King of the Hill in Silicon Valley at the time. We worked hard and we were proud of our company's accomplishment..  We were flying high with  Win-Tel. Microsoft and Intel, two Kings of the Hills.

Apple Computer was taking over some buiidings and started their headquarter in Cupertino.  However, it did not stop us from joking that Apple made more money from selling Apple baseball caps and Apple tee-shirts in their Apple gift shop (in Cupertino Hdqtr building) than selling their Apple Macintosh computers.

At one time in our working life at Intel, every employees received a free Intel computer. Of course there  were no Apple computer at Intel or at our home. However, if my memory is not failing me, our kids were using the MacIntosh at their schools in Cupertino. Compliment of Apple Computer, Inc!

In 2000 Intel stock closed at $162.25. No regret,  granted, Intel stock splitted 2 for 1 total 5 times
from 1990 to 2001.  Somehow, it  never have gone up beyonds  $38 since 2001.  On October 3, 2011, Intel stock closed at $21.85. 

Oh, I am wondering aloud, any one EVER HEARD OF the Intel Video Cam,  Intel MP3 player & Intel Video Phone ...
Those were the days, and now is now.  & now for everyone,  the time is for the iPhone,  the IPod &  the IPad

Apple stock closed at $378.25 a share on October 5, 2011.

RIP Steve Jobs!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

4 Lovers In Your Life

Once upon a time, there was this girl who had four lovers

She loved the 4th lover the most and adored him with rich robes and treated him to the finest of delicacies. She gave him nothing but the best.

She also loved the 3rd lover very much and was always showing him off to neighboring kingdoms. However, she feared that one day he would leave her for another.

She also loved her 2nd lover. He was her confidant and was always kind, considerate and patient with her...Whenever this girl faced a problem, she could confide in him, and he would help her get through the difficult times.

The girls 1st lover was a very loyal partner and had made great contributions in maintaining her wealth and kingdom. However, she did not love the first lover. Although he loved her deeply, she hardly took notice of him.

One day, the girl fell ill and she knew her time was short. She thought of her luxurious life and wondered, I now have four lovers with me, but when I die, I'll be all alone.'

Thus, she asked the 4th lover: I loved you the most, endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?'

'No way!' replied the 4th lover, and he walked away without another word.

His answer cut like a sharp knife right into her heart.

The sad girl then asked the 3rd lover, 'I loved you all my life. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?'

'No!' replied the 3rd lover. 'Life is too good! When you die, I'm going to marry someone else!'

Her heart sank and turned cold.

She then asked the 2nd lover, 'I have always turned to you for help and you've always been there for me.

When I die, will you follow me and keep me company?'

'I'm sorry, I can't help you out this time!' replied the 2nd lover. 'At the very most, I can only walk with you to your grave.'

His answer struck her like a bolt of lightning, and the girl was devastated.

Then a voice called out: 'I'll go with you. I'll follow you no matter where you go.'

The girl looked up, and there was her 1st lover. He was very skinny as he suffered from malnutrition and neglect.

Greatly grieved, the girl said, 'I should have taken much better care of you when I had the chance!

In truth, you have 4 lovers in your lives:

Your 4th lover is your body. No matter how much time and effort you lavish in making it look good; it will leave you when you die.

Your 3rd lover is your possessions, status and wealth. When you die, it will all go to others.

Your 2nd lover is your family and friends. No matter how much they have been there for you, the furthest they can stay by you is up to the grave.

And your 1st lover is your Soul. Often neglected in pursuit of wealth, power and pleasures of the world.

However, your Soul is the only thing that will follow you where ever you go. Cultivate, strengthen and cherish it now, for it is the only part of you that will follow you to the throne of God and continue with you throughout Eternity.

Thought for the day: Remember, when the world pushes you to your knees, you're in the perfect position to pray.

Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect. It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections.

I hope this touched you!