Wednesday, December 24, 2008

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

BBC E-mail: Naked cyclists get on their bikes

Celeborn saw this story on the BBC News website and thought you
should see it.

** Naked cyclists get on their bikes **
Cyclists have gathered in Mexico City to celebrate the annual World Naked Bike Ride which took place in 132 cities.
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BBC E-mail: Naked tourist in Japanese moat

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** Naked tourist in Japanese moat **
A tourist has been arrested after swimming naked in the moat of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
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Thursday, October 02, 2008

BBC E-mail: Valley Girls: Padma Warrior

Celeborn saw this story on the BBC News website and thought you
should see it.

** Valley Girls: Padma Warrior **
Valley girls profiles that rare breed, a female chief technology officer of a global company. Padma Warrior leads the team at Cisco with a vision to become a trend setter not a trend follower.
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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

BBC E-mail: Hubble glitch delays shuttle trip

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** Hubble glitch delays shuttle trip **
Servicing of the Hubble telescope will almost certainly to be delayed until next year after a fault develops on the observatory.
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Thursday, September 25, 2008

How colour can affect your mood...

There is no escaping colour - it surrounds us every
second of every day. It should come as no surprise then, that individual colours
are thought to have a different impact on human behaviour and emotions. Colour
theorists argue that this is why a bright blue sky and yellow flowers make us
feel happy, while grey clouds can make us feel down. But are they right? We met
with an experienced colour psychologist to find out more.

I admit that I have always been a bit sceptical about the role colours play
in our lives. What does it mean that I picked out the black shirt hanging in my
closet over the green one? I’ve always thought it was just because the black one
was closer, and perhaps less wrinkled.

However, I will also admit defeat in that I now think there might be
some truth to colours having influence on our emotions and the nonverbal
messages we send to others. So what was it that made me 'see the light'? The
answer is colour psychologist Angela Wright.


Angela has been interested in the effect of colour on human behaviour since
her childhood, when her family owned a hotel in the Lake District. She became
interested in why some guests just 'felt better' in certain rooms. Since then,
her studies have included Freudian Psychology to support her theory that how
people respond to colour is not random, but mostly subconscious.


But Angela isn't the only one who believes colours around us can have
an impact on our mood and general wellbeing. Researchers at Leeds University
used a variety of colours in hydrotherapy rooms to encourage movement and
cheerfulness in patients. They were among the first researchers to use
mathematical equations to determine the emotional effects of colour. They
conducted a series of experiments which now allow them to say with mathematical
proof that colours do indeed have an effect on our emotions.

Angela, meanwhile, has spent her entire career meeting with individuals
to asses their individual emotional colour responses. She has recently helped to
launch the Philip’s
LivingColour lamp
 (pictured, right) which was the reason for our meeting.
The lamp has several colour settings which allow you to illuminate your room in
a shade that supposedly reflects your mood. However, when I got it home, I was
more curious about how this would brighten up the drab cream coloured walls of
my flat than how it was supposed to affect my mood. Could the lamp
really contain the same amount of stress relieving power as a mani/pedi at my
favourite spa?

In my preparation for my meeting with Dr Wright the following morning, I
decided to turn off the lights and flick on the lamp. And it was indeed very
illuminating. I had no idea what colour I should be choosing to aid in my post
work recovery, which admittedly I usually do with a piece of chocolate. However,
after several spins around the colour wheel, I finally settled on a light
greenish blue. I admit it was nice, and I think I felt a bit calmer, but I
wasn’t entirely convinced it was the lamp that had the effect on my anxiety


My meeting with Angela the following morning brought some much needed
explanation. She taught me that there is no 'right' colour for someone or
something; it all depends on the individual or occasion, and how the colour
makes you feel in your 'gut.' One of the reasons Angela endorses the lamp is
because it adds the colour we desperately need into our homes without turning to
a paint brush.


While Angela does not tell people what to do in their homes and workplaces,
she does advise against certain colours. In a work place for example, there is
no worse colour than grey. The drab colour puts us to sleep and inhibits
productivity, which could explain why most of us reach for that extra cup of
coffee on cloudy days. She also advises against the use of bright yellows in
baby nurseries, claiming the overwhelming colour causes insomnia and hyperactive
children down the road.

Unfortunately my visit with Angela was a bit too short for her to do a
complete personality profile on me. But what I did learn has planted a little
seed of doubt in my wardrobe choices lately. Angela explained that when you wear
black, as I do quite often, you are subconsciously putting up a barrier to



There are four different personality types, with only the fourth one truly
being able to pull off black. These people are very self-motivated and focused,
not to mention intimidating. Oprah Winfrey and Sean Connery are examples of Type
4 personalities. As for me? Angela said she could tell right away from my
outgoing warmth that I was not a type 4, thus ruining any chance I had of being
able to completely pull off head-to-toe black.

So next time you are not sure what colour to paint your kitchen, or
what colour shirt to pick out for that first date, go with that colour that
physically makes you feel good. I’m afraid though that my deep love of the
classy, slimming black that my mother has instilled in me since birth may be
difficult to erase. But nonetheless, after meeting with Angela I have a new
found respect for the way colours influence our lives, and I’m learning slowly
(with the help of my new lamp) how to introduce colour to enhance my

For more information on colour psychology, visit or
for details of Philips products go to

Article taken from MSN Life and Style [By Shannon Kilgore, MSN Life & Style Assistant]

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

24: Redemption

Can't get more of 24. We can just guess...even more adrenaline-rushed action scenes and the plot sounds infallible.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Thursday, July 17, 2008

3 Wishes

A Woman was out golfing one day when she hit the ball into the woods.

She went into the woods to look for it and found a frog in a trap.

The frog said to her, 'If you release me from this trap, I will grant you three wishes.'


The woman freed the frog, and the frog said, 'Thank you, but I failed to mention that there was a condition to your wishes. Whatever you wish for, your husband will get times ten!'


The woman said, 'That's okay.'

For her first wish, she wanted to be the most beautiful woman in the world.

The frog warned her, 'You do realize that this wish will also make your husband the most handsome man in the world, an Adonis whom women will flock to'.


The woman replied, 'That's okay, because I will be the most beautiful Woman and he will have eyes only for me.'

So, KAZAM-she's the most beautiful Woman in the world!



For her second wish, she wanted to be the richest woman in the world.

The frog said, 'That will make your husband the richest man in the world. And he will be ten times richer than you.'


The woman said, 'That's okay, because what's mine is his and what's his is mine.'

So, KAZAM-she's the richest woman in the world!


The frog then inquired about her third wish, and she answered, 'I'd like a mild heart attack.'


Moral of the story: Women are clever. Don't mess with them.

Attention female readers: This is the end of the joke for you. Stop here and continue feeling good.


Male readers: Please scroll down.























The man had a heart attack ten times milder than his wife .

Moral of the story: Women are really dumb but think they're really smart.

Let them continue to think that way and just enjoy the show


PS: If you are a woman and are still reading this; it only goes to show that women never listen!!! (haha!!!)

Sunday, July 13, 2008


To get the full effect, this should be read aloud. You will understand what 'tenjewberrymuds' means by the end of the conversation. This has been nominated for the best email of 2007.

The following is a telephone exchange between a hotel guest and room-service, at a hotel in Asia, which was recorded and published in the Far East Economic Review:

Room Service (RS): 'Morrin. - Roon sirbees.'

Guest (G): 'Sorry, I thought I dialed room-service.'

RS: 'Rye..Roon sirbees..morrin! Jewish to oddor sunteen??'

G: 'Uh..yes.I'd like some bacon and eggs.'

RS: 'Ow July den?'

G: 'What??'

RS: 'Ow July den?...pryed, boyud, poochd?'

G : 'Oh, the eggs! How do I like them?
Sorry, scrambled please.'

RS: 'Ow July dee baykem? Crease?'

G: 'Crisp will be fine.'

RS : 'Hokay. An Sahn toes?'

G: 'What?'

RS:'An toes. July Sahn toes?'

G: 'I don't think so.'

RS: 'No? Judo wan sahn toes??'

G: 'I feel really bad about this, but I don't know what 'judo wan sahn toes' means.'

RS: 'Toes! toes!...Why jew don juan toes? Ow bow Anglish moppin we bodder?'

G: 'English muffin!! I've got it! You were saying 'Toast.' Fine. Yes, an English muffin will be fine.'

RS: 'We bodder?'

G: 'No...just put the bodder on the side.'

RS: 'Wad!?'

G: 'I mean butter...just put it on the side.'

RS: 'Copy?'

G: 'Excuse me?'

RS: 'Copy...tea...meel?'

G: 'Yes. Coffee, please, and that's all.'

RS: 'One Minnie. Scramah egg, crease baykem, Anglish moppin w bodder on sigh and copy....rye??'

G: 'Whatever you say.'

RS: 'Tenjewberrymuds.'

G : 'You're very welcome.'

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Port-Louis Skyline

Most happening place in Mauritius.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Papaya leaves juice a natural cure for dengue

"While the authorities across India continue to battle increasing number of dengue fever, which has no known vaccine, papaya leaves juice has been found to be helpful in combating the fever.

According to a message received from Dr Sumedha Bajaj of Bombay Hospital, two tablespoon full of papaya leaves juice once a day works wonders for the dengue affected persons.

Dr Bajaj quotes an instance of a patient suffering with dengue fever whose platelet count had dropped to 28,000 after three days in hospital and water had started to fill up her lung making it difficult for her to breathe.

Doctors had given up saying that there was no cure for dengue and the body’s immune system needed to build up resistance against dengue and fight its own battle.

It was then that papaya leaves juice came to her rescue. The very next day of having taken the juice that platelet count showed an upward trend and her fever subsided. With the continuous feeding of papaya leaf juice she recovered in three days.

Dr Bajaj says, just clean two pieces of only the leafy part, no stem or sap, and pound and squeeze with filter cloth. One leaf gives one tablespoon juice. The juice need not be boiled or cooked or rinsed with water, or it will loose its strength. Although, the juice is very bitter, it needs to be swallowed as it is and it works, says Dr Bajaj.

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Sunday, July 06, 2008

Caudan Waterfront

On a very nice day in Port-Louis, Mauritius

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Funny Commentators

1. Ted Walsh - Horse Racing Commentator - "This is really a lovely horse. I once rode her mother."

2. New Zealand Rugby Commentator - "Andrew Mehrtens loves it when Daryl Gibson comes inside of him."

3. Pat Glenn, weightlifting commentator - "And this is Gregoriava from Bulgaria. I saw her snatch this morning and it was amazing!"

4. Harry Carpenter at the Oxford-Cambridge boat race 1977 - "Ah, isn't that nice. The wife of the Cambridge President is kissing the cox of the Oxford crew."

5. US PGA Commentator - "One of the reasons Arnie (Arnold Palmer) is playing so well is that, before each tee shot, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them...Oh my god! What have I just said?"

6. Carenza Lewis about finding food in the Middle Ages on 'Time Team Live' said: "You'd eat beaver if you could get it."

7. A female news anchor who, the day after it was supposed to have snowed and didn't, turned to the weatherman and asked, "So, Bob, where's that eight inches you promised me last night?". Not only did he have to leave the set, but half the crew did too, because they were laughing so hard!

8. Steve Ryder covering the US Masters: "Ballesteros felt much better today after a 69 yesterday."

9. Clair Frisby talking about a jumbo hot dog on Look North said: "There's nothing like a big hot sausage inside you on a cold night like this."

10. Mike Hallett discussing missed snooker shots on Sky Sports: "Stephen Hendry jumps on Steve Davis's misses every chance he gets."

11. Michael Buerk on watching Philippa Forrester cuddle up to a male astronomer for warmth during BBC1's UK eclipse coverage remarked: "They seem cold out there, they're rubbing each other and he's only come in his shorts."

12. Ken Brown commentating on golfer Nick Faldo and his caddie Fanny Sunneson lining-up shots at the Scottish Open: "Some weeks Nick likes to use Fanny, other weeks he prefers to do it by himself."

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins University

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.

3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumours.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.


    a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells . Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal,Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very sma ll amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it w h i te in colour. Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.

    b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk, cancer cells are being starved.

    c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

    d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes t o no urish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

    e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.
12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become putrified and leads to more toxic buildup.

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more e nzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer ce lls to destroy the cancer cells.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body's own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Jokes / Blagues

Q : What's the difference between biology and sociology ?
A : When the baby looks like his dad, it is biology. When the baby looks like the neighbour, then it is sociology.

Deux licenciés d'Alstom discutent :
- T'as pas l'air en forme. Qu'est-ce qui t'arrive ?
- Tu te souviens quand je travaillais à Vires, je me suis fait virer.
- Oui. Et alors ?
- Après, j'ai bossé à Limoges et je me suis fais limoger…
- Euh, oui…
- J'ai travaillé à Lourdes et je me suis fait lourder.
- Et c'est pour ça que tu t'en fais ?
- C'est-à-dire qu'on vient de me proposer un boulot à Castres. J'hésite un peu…

Faites-vous plaisir !
Vous adorez sentir le contact avec des corps inconnus, les secousses des corps qui suent, les positions inconfortables, assis comme debout ? Vous aimez aussi entrer par l'arrière, par l'avant, monter et descendre, entrer froid et sortir chaud ? Vous aimez ça ? Alors, prenez le bus !

A new business was opening and one of the owner's friends wanted to send flowers for the occasion. They arrived at the new business site and the owner read the card ; it said : Rest in Peace.
The owner was angry and called the florist to complain. After he had told the florist of the obvious mistake and how angry he was, the florist said :
- Sir, I'm really sorry for the mistake, but rather than getting angry, you should imagine this : somewhere there is a funeral taking place today and they have flowers with a note saying " Congratulations on your new location ".

Mind your own business
Un fermier trouve son cheval malade. Il fait venir le vétérinaire. Ce dernier lui dit que le cheval est infecté par un virus et qu'il va prescrire un remède. Si le remède n'a pas agi dans les trois jours, il faudra abattre le cheval pour éviter d'infecter les autres animaux. Le cochon de la ferme, qui a tout entendu, va trouver le cheval et lui dit :
- Fais un effort, lève-toi !
Mais le cheval est trop malade. Le deuxième jour, même chose, le cochon dit au cheval :
- Fais un effort, lève-toi !
Mais le cheval est encore trop malade. Le troisième jour, le cochon dit :
- Fais un effort, lève-toi, sinon ils vont t'abattre aujourd'hui.
Le remède n'a toujours pas fait d'effet, mais, dans un dernier sursaut, grâce aux conseils du cochon, le cheval arrive à se lever devant le fermier et le vétérinaire. Le fermier, tout content, dit :
- Pour fêter l'événement, on va tuer le cochon.
Moralité : ne te mêle jamais de ce qui ne te regarde pas…

Info télé
Un blond et son ami regardent les infos de midi. L'écran montre un homme désespéré s'aprêtant à se jeter dans le vide.
- Je te parie qu'il va le faire, dit l'ami.
- Et moi, je crois qu'il ne va pas le faire, répondit le blond.
L'homme se jette et s'écrase au sol. Le blond remet l'argent à son ami.
- Je ne peux pas prendre ton argent parceque j'ai triché. J'avais déjà vu cette info à dix heures.
- Mais non ! Tu gardes l'argent parce que moi aussi j'ai triché, retorqua le blond. Comme toi, j'ai regardé cette info à dix heures, mais je me suis dit que cet idiot n'allait quand même pas faire la même bêtise une deuxième fois !

Like a woman
On a Trans-Atlantic flight, a plane passes through a severe storm. The turbulence is awful and things go from bad to worse when one wing is struck by lightning. One woman in particular loses it. Screaming, she stands up in the front of the plane. "I'm too young to die !"
Then she yells, "Well, if I'm going to die, I want my last minutes on Earth to be memorable ! No one has ever made me really feel like a woman ! Well I've had it ! Is there anyone on this plane who can make me feel like a woman ??"
Then, a man stands up in the rear of the plane. "I can make you feel like a woman," he says. He was gorgeous. Tall, built with long flowing black hair and jet black eyes, he starts to walk slowly up the aisle, unbuttoning his shirt one button at a time. No one moves.
The woman is breathing heavily in anticipation as the strange man approaches. He removes his shirt. Muscles ripple across his chest as he reaches her and extends the arm holding his shirt to the trembling woman, and whispers : "Iron this."