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Men are so simple & Women so complicated

At a college, a male & a female student were told to individually write a sentence using the words 'sex' and 'love.' The female wrote: When two mature people are passionately and deeply in love with one another to a high degree and that they respect each other very much, then, it is spiritually and morally acceptable to the society that they both engage themselves in the act of physical sex with one another. The male wrote: 'I love sex.'

Life is like a Bank Account

A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock, with his hair fashionably combed and shaved perfectly, even though he is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today. His wife of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary. After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, he smiled sweetly when told his room was ready. As he maneuvered his walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of his tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on his window. "I love it," he stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy. "Mr. Jones, you haven't seen the room, just wait." "That doesn't have anything to do with it," he replied. "Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is arranged ... it's how I arrange my m

For a Salary rise, Submit your Resignation

A newly joined trainee engineer asks his boss "what is the meaning of appraisal?" Boss: "Do you know the meaning of resignation? " Trainee: "Yes I do" Boss: "So let me make you understand what a appraisal is by comparing it with resignation" Comparison study : Appraisal and Resignation ********** In appraisal meeting they will speak only about your weakness, errors and failures. In resignation meeting they will speak only about your strengths, past achievements and success. ********** In appraisal you may need to cry and beg for even 10% hike. In resignation you can easily demand (or get even without asking) more than 50-60% hike. ********** During appraisal, they will deny promotion saying you didn't meet the expectation, you don't have leadership qualities, and you had several drawbacks in our objective/goal. During resignation, they will say you are the core member of team; you are the vision of the company how can you go, you have to

50 Romantic Things To Do For Your Boyfriend or Girlfriend

1. Watch the sunset together. 2. Whisper to each other. 3. Cook for each other. 4. Walk in the rain. 5. Hold hands 6. Buy gifts for each other. 7. Roses. 8. Find out their favorite cologne/perfume and wear it every time you're together. 9. Go for a long walk down the beach at midnight. 10. Write poetry for each other. 11. Hugs are the universal medicine. 12. Say only when you mean it and make sure they know you mean it. 13. Give random gifts of flowers/candy/poetry etc. 14. Tell her that she's the only girl you ever want. Don't lie! 15. Spend every second possible together. 16. Look into each other's eyes. 17. Very lightly push up her chin, look into her eyes, tell her you love her, and kiss her lightly. 18. When in public, only flirt with each other. 19. Put love notes in their pockets when they aren't looking. 20. Buy her a ring. 21. Sing to each other. 22. Always hold her around her hips/sides. 23. Take her to dinner and do the dinner for t

A to Z of your Life Meme

Simple Meme - Answer these following questions. No need to link my blog (enough of it!). A.  Available or taken: "Does anyone give a damn?" -Oh, thats rude.. Available ! B.  Best Friend: She is in Bangalore. C.  Cake or pie: a plain cake.. D.  Drink of choice: how about water? huh ;-p ok, tea! E.  Essential item: a book , a camera , a friend and ...oh do I have to say just one? F.  Favorite color: Green.. G.  Gummi bears or worms: Wuve,, both disgusting! H.  Hometown:  Kallakurichi (Haven't hear of it yet? Better get used to it!) I.  Indulgence: reading.. J.  January or February: January..has lots of energy..but, I like this coming February..becoz, on 14th is going to be an important date..I have been waiting for almost 2 years..! ok, no suspense...I am going to submit my thesis as that is my due date K.  Kids and/or names: Let us name a boy kid as "Boy"  and girl kid as "Girl"..   will they be disappointed later in their lives..huh? L

What will change under Kevin Rudd's Labor Govt?

I am dumb about Australian Politics, I didn't even know Kevin Rudd has become the Prime Minister of Australia until I read few blogs. OK, I asked a friend of mine, Teju who is a Political Science student researching at one of the Australian universities. My question was "Now, Kevin Rudd has become PM and Labor Govt is back in Power. What it will mean for Australia and for Australians? What changes are on cards?" Here's her elaborate reply. "I do not think it should change much. Expect industrial reforms . Other than that u wont have much difference. For instance, Taxes, Education, (with one difference HECS will NOT have to be paid by students when they are studying like USA), Health, Infrastructure, Transport all this will remain same with not much policy difference. Infact, the education fund which Peter Costello had introduced this budget is an innovative idea. For policy on asylum seekers, immigration, Kevin Rudd's Govt will be tougher plus like the

Are you stressed? Let us find out!

So, take the following test presented here and determine if you are losing it or are still "with it ." The spaces below are so you don't see the answers until you have made your answer. OK, relax, clear your mind and ... Begin. WELL, MAYBE NOT THAT CLEAR! 1. What do you put in a toaster? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Answer: "bread." If you said "toast," then give up now and go do something else. Try not to hurt yourself. If you said, "bread," go to Question 2. ******* 2. Say "silk" five times. Now spell " silk." What do cows drink? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Answer: Cows drink water. If you said "milk," please do not attempt the next question. Your brain is obviously over stressed and may even overheat. It may be that you need to content yourself with reading something more appropriate such as Children's World. If you said "water" Then proceed to

What I Am Thankful For?

I am thankful to God for guiding me in a good path to appreciate everything I come across. I am thankful to my mother who taught me to see this world with new eyes. I am thankful to my father who let me to make my decisions that shaped my life. I am thankful to my sister who showed what love mean and how we can enrich life with love. I am thankful to my best friend who brought faith when I was in dark and inspired me to look beyond failures. I am thankful to all my friends who showered care and affection in my path. Above all, I am thankful to you, my blog-friends, who showed limitless love and appreciation which inspires me everyday. with love and compassion, we can build a better world. Happy Thanksgiving! Courtesy: Me, I wrote this poem! -Thiru ;o) What You are Thankful For?

Photo of the Week:Sangu Poo

I have already told that the ' Point and Shoot' digital cameras are best to shoot Macro shots . Do you see a tiny flower icon on one of the camera buttons? Ues, if you activate that, you will get marvelous macro shots of objects. To test my new camera (Samsung A40), I placed a violet flower on a tamil book and captured this photo. I deliberately had the "red somthing" (a cloth bin) on the background to emphasis the blurriness or bokeh . This flower is called by Tamil local name "Sangu Poo" (Butterfly Pea in English - Botanical name Clitoria Ternatea ) and the plant is a tendril climber. "Sangu" is a wind-based musical instrument, and the flower resembles the shape of "Sangu". "Poo" is the tamil word for flower. I liked the way, the depth of focus worked out in the photo. An important advice, try to use natural light to shoot macro shots and rest the camera on a table or a hard surface to avoid motion blur.

Revathi and Myself

The following incidents happened in part of South India, where things and cultures are conservative. Sometime in 1993 during my tenth standard (Year 10), I was fresh from a city school, joining to a rural, village, and Government Middle school. I was feeling good, because, I know, since I received a better quality of education (City), I thought I will easily top the class! Out came the Quarterly exam results, guess my rank, Alas, SECOND! A brilliant girl named Revathi, bagged the First Rank â€" for which I almost (well almost) cried. That was the last time I almost cried during my career life. OK, I started taking notice of this girl Revathi (without she could find out!). She was pretty and homely girl, very nice behaviour having lot of respect for teachers. At that time, I was concentrated on only two things: 1. Study well 2. Play well. As soon as the school gets over we will run to the ground for playing football, volley ball or cricket (in that same order, I lost interest in th

Quick Dirty Joke

A man kills a 'deer' and takes it home to cook for dinner. Both he and his wife decide that they won't tell the kids what kind of meat it is, but will give them a clue and let them guess. The kids were eager to know what the meat was on their plates, so begged their dad for the clue. 'Well' the father said, 'It's what mummy calls me sometimes.' 'The little girl screams, 'Don't eat it.... it's a fuckin arsehole'

Fun:Never go to HR for Help

After 2 years of selfless service, a man realized that he has not been promoted, no transfer, no salary increase no commendation and that the Company is not doing any thing about it. So he decided to walk up to His HR Manager one morning and after exchanging greetings, he told his HR Manager his observation. The boss looked at him, laughed and asked him to sit down saying. My friend, you have not worked here for even one day. The man was surprised to hear this, but the manager went on to explain. Manager:- How many days are there in a year? Man:- 365 days and some times 366 Manager:- how many hours make up a day? Man:- 24 hours Manager:- How long do you work in a day? Man:- 8am to 4pm. i.e. 8 hours a day. Manager:- So, what fraction of the day do you work in hours? Man:- (He did some arithmetic and said 8/24 hours i.e. 1/3(one third) Manager:- That is nice of you! What is one-third of 366 days? Man:- 122 (1/3x366 = 122 in days) Manager:- Do you come to work on weekends? Man:- No sir Ma

Viral Campaigns:Award-winning Inspirations

Following campaigns are the winners at Cannes Lions 2007 . 1. Dove - Evolution: Wonderful concept of how our perception of beauty is 'made' by several people. 2. See more side effects (Animated - Click here ) 3. Nike: Impossible is Nothing ( Animated - Click here ) 4. One billion years in a flash - Viral Email " It took over one billion years for simple cells to evolve into the incredible variety of species that exist today. But in a few years the Asian Tiger may become extinct-not due to it being unfit to survive in its environment, but rather because of our selfish desires for their furs or the use of their bones and other body parts. WWF wanted to change human behavior before it's too late." 5. The Handshake Company - MSN 6. Natureza Viva You can stitch to save the environment. Beautifully designed.

Do you believe in Ghosts?

That's the exact question I had asked when we were discussing something late night in our hostel rooms. At the University, we had single rooms, but, we used to gather around at the common hall or one of a friend's room to discuss gossips. What happens around the campus, boys and girls, everything under the sun and moon would be discussed till midnight. In one of the midnights, I asked this question to all of my friends, 'Do you believe in Ghosts?'. Most of them had their stories. Starting with a 'I have not seen personally', but, 'a friend of mine' or 'a relative of mine' or 'a second cousin', they will tell ghost stories. Ghost stories will span for the next 3 or 4 hours. Many of us would fear to go back to our rooms and sleep in one room recounting all the ghost stories and movies we watched. During a study holiday, when the entire campus was shutdown, students used to go to different places in the campus and study without any dis

I am your friend

I can't give solutions to all of life's problems, doubts, or fears. But I can listen to you, and together we can seek answers. I can't change your past with all it's heartache and pain, nor the future with it's untold stories. But I can be there now when you need me to care. I can't keep your feet from stumbling. I can only offer my hand that you may grasp it and not fall. Your joys, triumphs, successes, and happinesses are not mine; Yet I can share in your laughter and joy. Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor to judge; I can only support you, encourage you, and help you when you ask. I can't give you boundaries which I have determined for you, But I can give you the room to change, room to grow, room to be yourself. I can't keep your heart from breaking and hurting, But I can cry with you and help you pick up the pieces and put them back in place. I can't tell you who you are. I can only love you and be your friend.

Life is No Straight

“Life is no straight and every corridor along which we travel isn’t free and unhampered, but is a maze of passages, through which we must seek our way, lost and confused, now and again checked in a blind alley. But always, if we have faith, God will open a door for us, Not perhaps one that we ourselves would ever have thought of, But one that will ultimately prove good for us.” -A J Cronin From 'Who Moved My Cheese' book

Photo of the Week: Do you have a fire inside?

Concept photos are really easy to shoot. But, the difficult part is to find a story. Remember, the more attractive your story is, the more people will appreciate your photo. I normally shoot a photo and try to construct a story after it. Sometimes, I start with a story to construct a photo to achieve it. This is a normal photo and I sat hard and constructed a story after I shot it. The matchsticks were conveying a good message and after few close-up shots of burning match-sticks, I tried arranging them in a semi-circle. One of the match-stick fell in a wrong place and gave an inspiration to this photo. Why would people obey your words? Why will they listen to you? Why should people work for you? If you inspire them and lead them by example, they will follow you until death. That's the power of 'inspiring leadership'. The one that was preached and practised by Gandhi, is a nice example. I was recently asked, "What would you say is the one real key to findin

Joke:Difference between Anger and Exasperation

Little Ernie was having a problem with his homework. "Dad," he asked, "What is the difference between 'anger' and 'exasperation'?" "Well, son," said his father, "I"ll give you a practical demonstration." His father picked up the phone and dialled a number. "Hello," said a voice at the other end. "Hello," said Ernie"s father. "Is Melvin there?" "There is no one called Melvin here!" the voice replied. "Why don"t you look up numbers before you dial them?" "You see?" said Ernie"s father. "That man was not at all happy with our call. But watch this!" He then dialled the number again, and says, "Hello, is Melvin there?" "Now look here!" the voice said angrily. "I told you there is no Melvin here! You have got a lot of nerve calling again!" "Did you hear that?" Ernie"s father asked. "That was 'an

Different Types of Government

Anarchy Anarchy is a situation where there is no government. This can happen after a civil war in a country, when a government has been destroyed and rival groups are fighting to take its place. Anarchists are people who believe that government is a bad thing. They say it stops people organising their own lives. Capitalist In a capitalist or free-market country, people can own their own businesses and property. People can also buy services for private use, such as healthcare. But most capitalist governments also provide their own education, health and welfare services. Communist In a communist country, the government owns things like businesses and farms. It provides its people's healthcare, education and welfare. Democracy In a democracy, the government is elected by the people. Everyone who is eligible to vote has a chance to have their say over who runs the country. Dictatorship This is a country ruled by a single leader. The leader has not been elected and may use force to keep

10 things I like to do on a Sunday

1. I like reading newspaper 'The Age' is my favourite (They give 0.5 Kg supplements). I like reading the "Letters from Readers" section in the Sunday Newspaper. It is amazing to see how creative people are with their ideas. 2. I like to have a morning coffee at 11 am and at 1pm straight lunch. 3. I like cooking my own dinner and having at 7pm. 4. I like to plan my next week, things to do for the next few days. 5. I like going to a farmer's market and buy some fruits and veggies. 6. I like a evening walk around the town at 4pm. 7. I like watching a movie during dinner time. The last movie I watched was Reno 911. 8. I like reading some book before going to bed. 9. I like to email few friends and write scraps in Orkut and poke few others in Facebook. 10. Sunday is the only day, I will swtich on Telly to watch News. The World News on SBS gives a good roundup on world affairs happened on the previous week. What do you usually do on a Sunday?

Timeless Wisdom from Bible

Bible, Matthew 12:33 The tree is known by his fruit. Bible, Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. Bible, Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath. Bible, Ephesians 4:26 Let not the sun go down upon your wrath. Bible, John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance. Bible, Matthew 17:20 If ye have faith as a grain of mustard-seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove. Bible, Hebrews 11:1 Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Bible, Ecclesiastes 12:12 Of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh. Bible, Proverbs 22:7 The borrower is servant to the lender. Bible, Ecclesiasticus 32:8 Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in few words. Bible, Malachi 2:10 Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? Bible, I Corinthian

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