Thursday, 28 April 2011

Monday, 25 April 2011

Avoid tears

I did some housekeeping of my desktop and found that I had goggled for ways to hold tears.  These are some of  the things I copied down which I think may work for some of people out there.  People who weep easily are sentimental and unable to control the emotion when it hits you.  In some situation, we had to be tough for the sake of somebody.  My sincere apologies that I have lost all the web links for these info and unable to do proper referencing.


  • Put the biggest, grinniest smile on your face possible. Hold it. Really stretch those cheek and eye muscles.


  • Try memorizing and reciting an abstract poem in your mind, or using your imagination to construct an abstract visual scene to focus on.


  • Make a fist and press your fingernails into your palm. Or bite your lip hard (not so hard you make it bleed though, that won't help matters. Causing yourself a little pain to focus on can sometimes stop the tears.


  • If possible, sip some water (or liquid of your choice). I don't know why, but it's very difficult to cry and drink at the same time.


  • Step away from anyone who you're with so that you're alone. Squeeze your nose, take a DEEP breath through your mouth. Stare into your eyes in a mirror and assure yourself that you're going to keep it together.


  • Look up and rapidly blink.


  • keep their tongue pressed firmly against the roof of their mouth. This seemed to keep the tears at bay pretty effectively.


  • I'm in the "bite the inside of your cheek" school. Or, I'll look away and focus intensely on something else ("oh, look, whoever painted this room got a drop of paint on the floor all the way over there in the corner. These walls are a bizarre shade of green. I think I'll have a tuna sandwich for lunch today. Etc etc etc).


  • Someone told me once that if you focus on bringing your thumb and index finger as close together as possible without letting them touch, it will stop you from crying. I've had mixed results with it, but it's worth a try.


  • they started down the aisle to keep their tongue pressed firmly against the roof of their mouth.


  • Look around the room and silently name the color you're seeing. Don't think about what the thing is--that's too much work. Just name the color. Repeat until calmer, along with deep breaths.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Ms Access works wonder

I was stucked hours at xlUpdateLinksNever, trying to resolve the problem of Excel creating a dialog that prompts whether or not to update the links to other excel workbook (see the issue as in the pic).  So, I sought for this IT expert’s advice.  And only realized that, I can actually go without having this coding at all.  


I learnt an important lesson today.  Always try to generate output by using Ms Access Query and link function before any attempts to use Excel VBA Macro programming.

Excel Macro is not easy to troubleshoot and can only cater add-hoc functions. 


Thanks to the IT expert’s advice that I am nearer to achieving my goal.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

The Star Online: Virgin boss to fulfil lost bet

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PETALING JAYA: The new date has been set. Branson had lost a bet to Fernandes and was to serve as a stewardess on the AirAsia X flight from London to Kuala Lumpur on Feb 21.

Branson, who owns the Virgin Racing Team, had bet that his cars would do better than the Lotus Racing team of Fernandes.

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FW: Subsidy



The story about 'subsidy' : 

A man called Maha owns a farm which can produce 10 apples every day. He has 5 workers to operate the farm. Each of them eats 1 apple daily and it is enough to keep them operating the farm normally.

The remaining 4 apples, the landlord sells them at RM10 each and he earns RM40.

He uses the RM25 to improve the farm operation and facilities.

He gives RM2.00 to each of his workers and he keeps the remaining RM5.00 as profit.

Day by day, the farm is well developed and all of the 5 workers are happy with the money they can save.

When Maha passed away, a new landlord, Abdul, comes to continue the farm operation.

He says to the workers: 'We need to improve the farm quality and redefine our way of thinking. From now on all of you only need to pay RM1.00 for each apple you eat. It is very cheap as the price is RM10 each outside the farm.'

The workers have no choice but to pay RM1.00 for the apple they eat daily.  Their earnings decrease from RM2.00 to RM1.00 per person.

As usual, Abdul sells the 4 apples and he gets RM40. He uses RM25 for farm improvement and pays RM10 to his 5 workers. He gets RM5.00 as profit. On top of that, he gets another RM5.00 from the apples that he sells to his workers. In total, he gets RM10 as profit every day.


Now ... soon, the apple price increases to RM20 each.

The new landlord gets a higher profit as he gets RM80 for the 4 apples he sells daily.

Then, he decides to give the farming improvement contract to one of his close friend, Samy.

Samy says: 'Apple cost naik, improvement cost also misti naik.'

So, the farm improvement cost increases from RM25 to RM50. In actual fact, the improvement only cost RM30. The remaining RM20, Abdul and Samy share evenly between themselves.

Let's calculate how much Abdul gets daily:

RM10 (from farm improvement cost)

RM20 (Net profit by selling 4 apples: [Gross profit, RM80] - [Improvement cost, RM50] - [Wages RM10] = RM20)

RM5 (from selling apples to his workers)

In total, Abdul gets RM35 daily compare to RM10 initially when he took over the farm from Maha. His profit increases RM25 and the workers are still getting RM1.00 daily per person.


The greedy Abdul does not want to stop there :

One day, he says to his fellow workers: 'You see ah, the current market price for one apple is RM20 and you are only paying RM1.

See how lucky you are! I have to SUBSIDISE RM19.00 for each of the apple you buy. In total, I need to SUBSIDISE RM95.00 for the apples you buy.

This will greatly burden the farm and we might go bankrupt if we continue like this.

In order to avoid bankruptcy, I need to increase the apple price that you buy from RM1.00 to RM1.50 and I will bear the remaining RM18.50 per apple as my subsidy to you all. '

So, greedy Abdul adds another RM2.50 to his current profit and the number becomes RM37.50.

After you have read the story, I am sure you have already understood the meaning of 'SUBSIDY' given by the government.

The RM95 subsidy never existed in the first place and so was the RM52 billion fuel subsidy generously 'given' by the government

Cutting fuel subsidy is actually just a reason to steal money from your own pocket ..

Greed knows NO bounds .... ! ! !


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