"A Happy Heart Makes its own Song"

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Make one person happy each day and in forty years you will have made 14,600 human beings happy for a little time at least.

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

Don't waste a minute being unhappy. If one window closes - run to the next window - or break down a door.

Happy people roll with the punches. They know from experience that everything changes. Today's good fortune may vanish tomorrow, today's crises may turn out to be tomorrow's good fortune.

I'm going to be happy today, Though the skies may be cloudy and grayNo matter what may come my way I'm going to be happy today.

Friendship sOng(",)

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In My Life...

There are places I rememberAll my life, though some have changed

Some for ever, not for better

And some have gone, and some remained

All these places had there moments

With lovers and friends that I still can recall

Some are dead and some are livingIn my life, I loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers

Still no one, compares with you

And these memories loose their meaning,

When I think of love as something new

No I will never, ever loose affection

For people and things that went before

I'll often stop and think about them

In my life, I loved you moreI know I'll never ever loose affection

For people and things that went before

I'll often stop to think about them

In my life, I loved you more

In my life, I loved you more

Interesting Turtle Facts~

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There's a lot to admire about turtles and tortoises. They seem to have a steadfast character, and a plodding yet undeniable gait that sooner or later gets them to where they are going. Here are some other facts about these creatures that may make you scratch your shell in wonder.
Testudo, the Latin word for tortoise, shell, arch or vault, was also the name given to a technique used by Roman soldiers in warfare. Standing close together, in the shape of a rectangle, they held their shields flat over their heads, to form a protective dome, allowing them to approach the enemy en masse, unharmed by spears, stones and arrows.
The black soft-shelled turtle figures importantly in Hindu mythology. The animals are believed to represent the souls of long ago sinners, transformed into reptiles by a 13th century saint, are in a tank attached to a temple in Bangladesh. Each animal is considered sacred, and so none can be removed.

25 facts abOut Coffee~

Posted by are_you(",) | 2:28 PM | 0 comments »

25 things you didn't know about coffee.
65 countries in the world grow coffee. They are all along the equator, within the tropics.
Coffee is not grown anywhere in the United States except Puerto Rico and Hawaii.
In 1675 Charles II, King of England issued a proclamation banning Coffee Houses. He said that they were places where people met to plot against him.
30% of coffee drinkers in US added a sweetener of some kind to their coffee, compared with 57% in UK.
October 1st is official "Coffee Day" in Japan.
Scientists have discovered more than 800 different aromatic compounds in coffee.
Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world (oil is the first.)
Brazil produces around 40% of the world's coffee supply.
A Belgian named George Washington invented instant coffee in 1906.
Coffee has been used as a beverage for over 700 years.
Black coffee with no sugar contains no calories.
More than 20 million people worldwide, work in the coffee industry.
There are two species of coffee plant: Arabica and Robusta.
75% of the world's coffee comes from the Coffea Arabica plant.
Drinking a single cup of coffee that has been brewing for 20 minutes provides the body with 300 phytochemicals which act as antioxidants and stay in the body for up to a month.
In days gone by, Turkish bridegroom had to promise that they would always provide their new wives with coffee.
Espresso Coffee has just one third of the caffeine content of ordinary coffee.
Coffee beans are really berries. Each berry contains two beans (pips).
An expert in preparing Turkish coffee is known as a "kahveci".
The Nicaraguan Margogpipe is the largest of all coffee beans.
It takes 40 coffee beans to make an espresso.
One coffee tree yields less than half a kilo of coffee per year.
A coffee tree lives for between 60 and 70 years.
Worldwide, more 1400 millions cups of coffee are drunk every day.
Caffeine, which is found in coffee, increases the effect of some painkillers, especially aspirin and paracetamol.

Ten Tips for Exam Success!!!

Posted by are_you(",) | 2:12 PM | 0 comments »

Select a productive study location
Choose an area free from distractions (roommates, television, computer).
Suggestions: library, study lounge, student center, coffee shop

Prepare in advance
Use a day planner and designate specific times to accomplish specific tasks.
Avoid “cramming”

Analyze your old exam results
Consider what types of questions you missed (multiple choice, short answer, matching, etc.).
Where did the exam questions come from (textbook, lecture, study aid)?

Decide on and adopt the study strategies that work best for you
Keep in mind that different types of exams/classes will require you to use different study strategies.

Practice what will be required of you on the exam
If your exam is problem based, work on problems (it does little good to just read your math book).
If your exam is all essay, spend some time considering what topics will likely be covered andmake a brief outline.

Be assertive in seeking assistance
Utilize office hours

Stay relaxed and confident

Remind yourself that you are well-prepared and are going to do well.
Choose a good spot to take the exam (enough room to work, away from any distractions).
Don’t talk to other students before the exam; anxiety is contagious.

When writing an essay exam, get right to the point:

State your main point in the first sentence.

Use the first paragraph to provide an overview of your essay.
Use the rest of your essay to discuss supporting points in detail.

Back your points up with specific information and examples from readings and lecture.

Leave time to review your exam

Make sure you have answered all of the questions.
Proofread your writing for spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Check your math answers for careless mistakes.

Reward yourself after the exam
Take some time to do something you like to do (read a magazine, exercise, see a movie).

Once the exam is over, do not dwell on past mistakes or immediately start studying for your next exam.

~eye care Tips~

Posted by are_you(",) | 2:00 PM | 0 comments »

Eye Care Tips
Take A vitamin diet to make eyes brighter. (papaya, eggs, fish, milk, cilantro etc.,) Wash eyes with cold water to get sparkling eyes.
Put sliced cucumber over your eyes to treat dark circles.
Put potato slices on your eye to get rid off those dark circles.
Soak amla overnight in water and use this water the next morning to wash the eyes.
Soak cotton in Luke warm milk and cover eyes with it for 15 min.
To soothe tired eyes, dip cotton pads in chilled milk and place on closed eyes for 10 minutes. Now relax completely.
To completely relax the eyes and the surrounding muscles, close your eyes and think of something that is pleasant or soothing and at a distance. Now gently open your eyes and look into the distance. Next focus on an object at arm's length. Do this extremely relaxing exercise four or five times a day.
If your eye twitches, or your eyes are red and feeling itchy, massage your scalp with curd.
Soak 1 tsp. dry amla in one cup of water overnight. Next morning strain it through a muslin cloth and then add one extra cup of water. Splash your eyes with this solution each morning. This makes your eyes sparkle.
For Puffy Eyes: Grate a potato with its peel and apply on your closed eyelids for about 20 minutes and relax completely. You may even take a nap.
Wash your face before sleeping, and ensure that there is no make-up on your face before you sleep, because, make-up creams may spoil your face as it will be there for the whole night. It is better if no cream is applied. What I feel is, wash your face before sleeping and if at all you want to apply any cream, just apply night cream and none other than that.

Amazing Facts About our Body

Posted by are_you(",) | 9:04 AM | 0 comments »

50,000 of the cells in your body will die and be replaced with :new cells, all while you have been reading this sentence!
In one hour, your heart works hard enough to produce the equivalent energy to raise almost 1 ton of weight 1 yard off :the ground.
Scientists have counted over 500 different liver functions.
In 1 square inch of skin there lies 4 yards of nerve fibers, 1300 nerve cells, 100 sweat glands, 3 million cells, and 3 yards of blood vessels.
The structural plan of a whale's, a dog's, a bird's and a man's 'arm' are exactly the same. : :The world's first test-tube twins were born in June 1981.

There are 45 miles of nerves in the skin of a human being.In a year, a person`s heart beats 40,000,000 times.

Most people blink about 25 times a minute.
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.

Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for :your heart.

You use an average of 43 muscles for a frown. You use an average of 17 muscles for a smile.

The average human blinks his eyes 6,205,000 times each year.

The average human produces a quart of saliva a day or 10,000 gallons in a lifetime.

Every person has a unique tongue print.

Your ears and nose continue to grow throughout your entire life.

When you eat meat and drink milk in the same meal, your body does not absorb any of the milk's calcium. It is best to have 2 hours between the milk and meat intake.

Only humans and horses have hymens.

The tooth is the only part of the human body that can't repair itself.

Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
amazing right?

Amazing Facts

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The stonefish, which lives off the coast of Australia, is the most poisonous fish in the world.
A slug has four noses.
Octopuses have 3 hearts.
A goldfish can live up to 40 years.
A starfish doesn't have a brain.

The smile is the most frequently used facial expression. A smile can use anywhere from a pair of 5 to 53 facial muscles.
The slowest growing finger nail is on the thumb nail and the fastest growing is the finger nail on the middle finger.
The sensitivity of a woman's middle finger is reduced during menstruation.
The same amount of calories are burned by doing 6 sessions that are 5 minutes each of an activity and doing 1 session of that activity for 30 minutes.
The pectin that is found in apples aids in lowering cholesterol levels.

Wild turkeys can run at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour.
Benjamin Franklin wanted the national bird to be a turkey.
A spooked turkey can run at speeds up to 20 miles per hour. They can also burst into flight approaching speeds between 50-55 mph in a matter of seconds. So close, yet so far
A wild turkey has excellent vision and hearing. Their field of vision is about 270 degrees. This is the main reason they continue to elude some hunters.
Gobbling starts before sunrise and can continue through most of the morning.

Money, money, money

Posted by are_you(",) | 10:50 PM | 1 comments »

It can buy a House But not a Home
It can buy a Bed
But not Sleep
It can buy a Clock
But not Time
It can buy you a Book
But not Knowledge
It can buy you a Position But not Respect
It can buy you Medicine
But not Health
It can buy you Blood But not Life
So you see, Money isn't everything. And it often causes pain and suffering.
I tell you all this because I am your Friend, and as your Friend I want to take away your pain and suffering... So send me all your money and I will suffer for you. A more true Friend you will never find:-)

...Friendship Forever..

Posted by are_you(",) | 9:51 PM | 0 comments »

Two inseparable friends, Sam and Jason, met with an accident on their way to Boston City. The following morning, Jason woke up blind and Sam was still unconscious. Dr. Berkeley was standing at his bedside looking at his health chart and medications with a thoughtful expression on his face. When he saw Sam awake, he beamed at him and asked." How are you feeling today Sam?" Sam tried to put up a brave face and smiled back saying, "absolutely wonderful Doctor. I am very grateful for all that you have done for me. "Dr Berkeley was moved at Sam's deed. All that he could say was, "You are a very brave man Sam and God will make it up to you in one way or another". While he was moving on to the next patient, Sam called back at him almost pleading, "promise me you won't tell Jason anything".
"You know I won't do that. Trust me." and walked away.
"Thank you " whispered Sam. He smiled and looked up in prayer " I hope I live up to your ideas...please give me the strength to be able to go through this..Amen"

Months later when Jason had recuperated considerably, he stopped hanging around with Sam. He felt discouraged and embarrassed to spend time with a disabled person like Sam.
Sam was lonely and disheartened ,since he didn't have any body else other than Jason to count on. Things went from bad to worse. And one day Sam died in despair. When Jason was called on his burial, he found a letter waiting for him. Dr Berkeley gave it to him with an expressionless face and said" This is for you Jason. Sam had asked me to give it to you when he was gone".

In the letter he had said: " Dear Jason, I have kept my promise in the end to lend you my eyes if anything had happened to them. Now there is nothing more that I can ask from God, than the fact ,that will see the world through my eyes. You will always be my best friend........Sam".
When he had finished reading Dr. Berkeley said " I had promised Sam to keep his sacrifice he made a secret from you. But now I wish I didn't stick it Because I don't think It was worthy it" .
All that was left for Jason while he stood there was tears of regret and memories of Sam for the rest of his life .

Lesson of the story: No matter what If we make a friend, we should stick by him till the end. Life is meaningless without a friend.

Where are we heading ??

Posted by are_you(",) | 12:53 PM | 0 comments »

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints; we spend more, but have less; we buy more but enjoy it less.

We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time; we have more degrees, but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgement; more experts, but more problems; more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry too quickly, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We've learned how to make a living, but not a life; We've added years to life, not life to years.

We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor. We've conquered outer space, but not inner space; We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul; we've split the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less; we plan more, but accomplish less.

We've learned to rush, but not to wait; we have higher incomes, but, lower morals.

We build more computers to hold more information to produce more copies than ever, but have less communication; We've become long on quantity, but short on quality.

These are the days of two incomes, but more divorce; of fancier houses, but broken homes.

These are the days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throw away morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. Where are we heading ....?

If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family we left behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.

And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than to our family an unwise investment indeed.

So what is the morale of the story????

Don't work too hard... and you know what's the full word of family?


~Sand and Stone~

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A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand: "TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE."
They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one, who had been slapped, got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved him. After the friend recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone:
The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him, "After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you write on a stone, why?"
The other friend replied: "When someone hurts us, we should write it down in sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it away. But, when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it."

Mountain StOry=)

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"A son and his father were walking on the mountains.Suddenly, his son falls, hurts himself and screams: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"Curious, he yells: "Who are you?"He receives the answer: "Who are you?"And then he screams to the mountain: "I admire you!"The voice answers: "I admire you!"Angered at the response, he screams: "Coward!"He receives the answer: "Coward!"He looks to his father and asks: "What's going on?"The father smiles and says: "My son, pay attention."Again the man screams: "You are a champion!"The voice answers: "You are a champion!"The boy is surprised, but does not understand.Then the father explains: "People call this ECHO, but really this is LIFE.It gives you back everything you say or do.Our life is simply a reflection of our actions.If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart.If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence.This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life;Life will give you back everything you have given to it.

....LOve and Time......

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Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others, including Love. One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so all constructed boats and left. Except for Love.Love was the only one who stayed. Love wanted to hold out until the last possible moment.When the island had almost sunk, Love decided to ask for help.Richness was passing by Love in a grand boat. Love said, "Richness, can you take me with you?"Richness answered, "No, I can't. There is a lot of gold and silver in my boat. There is no place here for you."Love decided to ask Vanity who was also passing by in a beautiful vessel. "Vanity, please help me!""I can't help you, Love. You are all wet and might damage my boat," Vanity answered.Sadness was close by so Love asked, "Sadness, let me go with you.""Oh . . . Love, I am so sad that I need to be by myself!"Happiness passed by Love, too, but she was so happy that she did not even hear when Love called her. Suddenly, there was a voice, "Come, Love, I will take you." It was an elder. So blessed and overjoyed, Love even forgot to ask the elder where they were going. When they arrived at dry land, the elder went her own way. Realizing how much was owed the elder, Love asked Knowledge, another elder, "Who Helped me?""It was Time," Knowledge answered."Time?" asked Love. "But why did Time help me?"Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and answered, "Because only Time is capable of understanding how valuable Love is."

=The girl and the dOll=

Posted by are_you(",) | 7:02 AM | 0 comments »

A little girl named Emily looked around at the large trees that surround her as she walk along a long path within a large forest. A smile came to her lips as she watched a group of small birds fly off the branch above her and small lines of sunlight filtered through the leaves of the trees for a brief second as they passed through. Soon it was dark again, but she felt no fear as she knew she was close to home. She quickened her pace until something caught her eye and she stopped. There was something white sticking out of one of the many bushes that lined the path. Out of curiosity, Emily slowly starts to walk towards it and as she got closer, she saw something red next to it. As she slowly stepped forward and looked around the bush, the smile returns to her face when she sees a small doll lying against the long green grass. It had long red hair that went down to its waist and it wore a blue dress along with silver high-heel shoes. It was like a doll version of Emily herself and she immediately picked it up and brought it home with her. She snuck past her parents, because she knew they wouldn't approve of her bringing the doll home with her. As she entered her room, she placed the doll in her closet and left it in there. Night started to fall and that was when Emily heard a voice coming from within the closet. She sat up and was immediately frightened. 'Don't be frightened Emily' the voice said in a sweet voice, 'You're my friend, come here and play with me' Emily didn't move and the voice lost some of its calmness. 'Emily, don't make me come to you'. Emily slowly pulled her blanket down and took a deep sigh before climbing out of bed and walking towards the closet, opening the door slowly. The next morning, Emily's mother called her down for breakfast. But she didn't come down, and after five minutes, the mother started to get worried and she walked up the stairs. When she opened the door and looked inside, she didn't see Emily and that only increased her concern for her little girl. She looked all around the room, from under the bed to outside the window and then finally, the closet. She opened the door and let out a loud scream. The father came up the stairs quickly, only to be met with the same horrible sight that the mother had seen. Emily was hanging from the roof of the closet by a chain that was wrapped around her neck, dead. Her eyes had been plucked out, her stomach ripped open and her fingers and toes sewn together. Blood covered every part of the closet, some still dripping. The doll was the only thing not covered and it was lying there, looking innocent. Right next to it was a dagger and a sewing needle and also a note that said 'Come play with me' The door behind the parents shut close and the doll lifted it's head... a smile on it's face.

~the sweater~

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There once was a guy who had a lot of work. We had so much work that he never had time to hang out and relax. Then one of his friends asked him to go to his party. “I’ll think about it,” he said. Days had passed and he thought he should have a day off, so he decided to go to the party.On the day of the party, while he was on his way, he saw this beautiful young lady who happened to be going the same way he was. He stopped and asked her if she wanted a ride. They were staring at each other for a while and finally she replied,” I would love to.” So they went to the party and had a good time. They sat down and the girl was getting cold, so he offered his sweater to keep her warm. Later that night, the guy wanted to go home because he needed to rest for work tomorrow. The young lady went with him. A few minutes later they were by a dark street filled with dead trees. The lady said, ”You can drop me off here because I live by the house over there.” A while later, he was home and he was thinking of the beautiful lady he had met. Then he remembered his sweater that he had lent to her. He went back to the lady’s house to ask for his sweater. The lady’s father answered the door, and he was dressed in black. The father asked what the guy wanted and the guy replied with,” I lent your daughter my sweater. May I have it back?” The father was silent after hearing the question, then a while later he said to go with him in the back yard. The guy followed him to the back and was surprised because he saw a coffin. “Who died,” he asked and the father sadly replied. The guy was surprised about the answer.He got closer and saw a picture of the very same lady he had gone with to his friend’s party. And guess what else he found on her? That’s right, his sweater!

Better tO be a bOy or a girl??

Posted by are_you(",) | 3:37 AM | 0 comments »

it is better to be a boy than a girl?in my opinion, both have their advantages and disadvantages.

a boy enjoy more freedom than a girl.that is the first advantage of being a boy. a boy can do a lot of things and go ti many places without being asked all sorts of questions. on the other hand, a girl is usually interrogated for every action of hers. the reason is a girl is very weak and easy to hurt physically or emotionally while a boy is not. however, being a boy has its disadvantages too. the first is being the so-called stronger sex, taking care of the family will fall squarely on his shoulder when he grows up. so, although it is perfectly all right for a girl to stay at home and not work, a boy is expected to work and support the family.if he does no fulfil thid duty, he will earn the contempt of the community.

being a girl has its advantages too. since a girl is considered the weaker sex, she is exempted from doing many things. she does not not have to go out to work to support the family.a girl is also treated with gentleness.the disadvantages of being a girl is not given much prestige.she does not have much say in the decision-making process of the family.normally she has to accept what the male members decide for her.another disadvantages of being a girl is that she has to bear children while a boy does not. carrying a child to full term is very troublesome and giving birth can be very painful.

after considering the pros and cons of both being a boy and being a girl, i can conclude that both have their own advantage ang disadvantages..

...Color symbolism and personality...

Posted by are_you(",) | 4:49 AM | 0 comments »

Red symbolizes : action, confidence, courage, vitality
Pink symbolizes:love, beauty

Brown symbolizes: earth, order, convention

Orange symbolizes: vitality with endurance
Gold symbolizes: Wealth, prosperity, wisdom
Yellow symbolizes: wisdom, joy, happiness, intellectual energy
Green symbolizes: life, nature, fertility, well being
Blue symbolizes: youth, spirituality, truth, peace
Purple symbolizes: Royalty, magic, mystery
Indigo symbolizes: intuition, meditation, deep contemplation
White symbolizes: Purity, Cleanliness
Black symbolizes: Death, earth, stability
Gray symbolizes: Sorrow, security, maturity

~my BEST friend~

Posted by are_you(",) | 5:17 AM | 0 comments »

my best friend is a girl and she is the top student in my class.my best friend is very pretty but she does not seem to realise this fact or she chooses to ignore it..i have yet to see any other girl who can compare with her in good looks but she does not seem to place any important on this quality which other girls would died for it.to her what is important is knowledge and she works very hard to acquire it.her love of knowledge is the first reason why i like her very much. she is truly a beauty with brains. as everyone knows, good looks and intelligence are a most difficult combination to find in anybody.yet, my best friend makes nothing of it.

i also like my best friend very much because of her kindness. she has never said anything bad about anyone. she usually praises others and if she knows a person has done something bad, she will keep quiet and never reveal the bad thing the person has done. whenever a persons says somethings bad about another person, she will always say, "maybe that person as a good reason to act the way he or she acted. we must know the reason why a person is acting in certain way before we judge that person"

another thing that attracts me to her is her helpfulness.hardly a day goes by when she does not help someone. when a student does not know how to solve a methematical problem, the student will go to her for help. it is because of all her good qualities that i decided to become best friend with her. it is very difficult to find another person, boy or girl, who is as good as my best friend..do you want to know who's that person??? keep it as a secret..hehe..

sweet memories in KMNS..

Posted by are_you(",) | 9:50 AM | 0 comments »

want to know more about me???

Posted by are_you(",) | 10:00 AM | 0 comments »

my lovely family consists of only 5 members, my mom,my sister, my brother, my younger sister and me..it was bigger when my dad was alive.. he died from lung diseases when i was form 3..Not realizing how tragic and irrevocable the event of his death was for my Mom and my elder sister, I could not utter even a tear..i was very sad with that because i love him very much and tried to spend as much time with him as I could..but all my hopes only leave memory..i try to make myself happy..now, i can faces all this..
this is the picture of my family at Gua Kelam Perlis..l love my family so much..=)