Below are four (4) questions and a bonus question. You have to answer them instantly. You can't take your time, answer all of them immediately. OK?
Let's find out just how clever you really are.
You are participating in a race. You overtake the second person. What position are you in?
Answer: If you answered that you are first, then you are absolutely wrong! If you overtake the second person and you take his place, you are second!
Try not to screw up in the next question. To answer the second question, don't take as much time as you took for the first question.
If you overtake the last person, then you are...?
Answer: If you answered that you are second to last, then you are wrong again. Tell me, how can you overtake the LAST person?!
You're not very good at this! Are you?
Very tricky math! Note: This must be done in your head only. Do NOT use paper and pencil or a calculator. Try it.
Take 1000 and add 40 to it. Now add another 1000. Now add 30. Add another 1000. Now add 20. Now add another 1000. Now add 10. What is the total?
Did you get 5000? The correct answer is actually 4100. Don't believe it? Check with your calculator!
Today is definitely not your day. Maybe you will get the last question right?
Mary's father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono. What is the name of the fifth daughter?
NO! Of course not. Her name is Mary. Read the question again
Okay, now the bonus round . . .
There is a mute person who wants to buy a toothbrush. By imitating the action of brushing one's teeth he successfully expresses himself to the shopkeeper and the purchase is done.
Now if there is a blind man who wishes to buy a pair of sunglasses, how should he express himself?
He just has to open his mouth and ask, so simple.
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Below are four (4) questions and a bonus question. You have to answer them instantly. You can't take your time, answer all of them immediately. OK?
Suit-Skirted suit is most professional. If it is conservative and classic it will last for years. The strongest positive statements are made by suits in a medium to charcoal gray or a medium blue to navy color. Brown and maroon are also acceptable. Avoid black since it may convey too much authority. If you want to wear a plaid suit jacket, try putting it over a matching blouse and skirt. Although not as powerful as a matched jacket and skirt, it can be a flattering and professional look. For a less authoritative look, you may choose to wear a conservatively tailored dress with or without a jacket. Be certain you have carefully analyzed your interview situation before taking this option.
Avoid 100 percent polyester material, or anything that looks like it-especially double knits. The best winter-weight suit fabrics are wool or wool blends. In warmer climates or during the summer months, linen, blended with a synthetic so it will not look like it needs constant pressing. A textured silk is also a good choice. Polyester blended with rayon, if good quality, often looks like linen but without the work of caring for real linen.
Blouse-Should be silk or a polyester that has the look and feel of silk to go with a business suit. Cotton blouses should not be worn with suits. Long sleeves are preferred. The blouse shouldn't shine too much, reveal too much, or hide one's chin in frills.
Stockings-Should be flesh-toned. Avoid colors, textures and patterns.
Shoes-Classic pump-preferably closed heel and toe with little or no decoration. No spike heels. In general, wear shoes as dark or darker than your skirt.
Purse-If you wish to take an attache case and a purse to an interview, you may want to keep a slim purse with essentials in it, inside the attache case. You could pull out your purse if you choose not to carry the attache case to lunch, etc.
Jewelry-No large jangly things hanging from the wrist or neck. Wedding ring (if you are married), but no diamond pinky rings.
Perfume-A small amount is ok, but not so you would notice.
APPEARANCE IS THE FIRST IMPRESSION THE INTERVIEWER HAS OF YOU, SO YOU WANT TO LOOK YOUR BEST. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO BE WELL GROOMED-CLEAN AND FRESH, INCLUDING NAILS.
Monday, May 29, 2006
1 If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on your Right side. If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food On your left side
2 If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. For when a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.
3 Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
4 Your tongue is germ free only if it is pink. If it is white there is a thin film of bacteria on it.
5 The Mercedes-Benz motto is 'Das Beste oder Nichts' meaning 'the best or nothing'.
6 The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal.
7 The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person looks at something pleasing.
8 The average person who stops smoking requires one hour less sleep a night.
9 Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults Only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.
10 The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.
11 Dalmatians are born without spots.
12 Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
13 The 'v' in the name of a court case does not stand for 'versus', But for 'and' (in civil proceedings) or 'against' (in criminal Proceedings)
14 Men's shirts have the buttons on the right, but women's shirts have the buttons on the left
15 The owl is the only bird to drop its upper eyelid to wink. All other birds raise their lower eyelids
16 The reason honey is so easy to digest is that it's already been digested by a bee
17 Roosters cannot crow if they cannot extend their necks
18 The color blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones
19 Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die
20 Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart
21 The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate
22 When you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red
23 When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red
24 The first Harley Davidson motorcycle was built in 1903, and used a tomato can for a carburetor
25 The lion that roars in the MGM logo is named Volney
26 Google is actually the common name for a number with a million Zeros
27 Switching letters is called spoonerism. For example, saying jag of flapan, instead of flag of Japan
28 It cost 7 million dollars to build the Titanic and 200 million to make a film about it
29 The attachment of the human skin to muscles is what causes dimples
30 There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower
31 The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting
32 Human hair and fingernails continue to grow after death
33 It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body
34 The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets
35 Most soccer players run 7 miles in a game
36 The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air
37 Every day 200 million couples make love, 400,000 babies are born, and 140,000 people die
38 In most watch advertisements the time displayed on the watch is 10:10 because then the arms frame the brand of the watch (and make it look like it is smiling).
39 Colgate faced big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command "go hang yourself."
40 The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning its head are the rabbit and the parrot
41 Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair
42 The average person laughs 13 times a day
43 Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are:Mizaru(See no evil), Mikazaru(Hear no evil), and Mazaru(Speak no evil)
44 Women blink nearly twice as much as men
45 German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog
46 Large kangaroos cover more than 30 feet with each jump
47 Whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound
48 Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn. Suddenly the pigs, all two thousand of them, escaped through a broken fence and stampeded, trampling the two hapless protesters to death
49 If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural cause.
50 The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood 30 feet!!
Sunday, May 28, 2006
When storm clouds threaten, and we're forced to face a great disaster,
Two natures battle in our hearts to see which one is master.
Our character is best revealed by how we choose to take it,
When hope is gone, and we have fears that we're not going to make it.
But maybe when disaster looms, we might rise up to meet it,
And ask the God to give us strength, and wisdom to defeat it.
Dear God, please warm our hearts, and make us care about our brothers,
Instead of thinking of ourselves, help us to think of others,
And help us lend a helping hand to those who hurt and sorrow,
So we can join in brotherhood to face a new tomorrow.
Friday, May 26, 2006
Most of us have a busy work schedules and a dozen other commitments to look into.
But, to do justice to all these various aspects of your life, you MUST pay attention to your diet and health. How you eat your food is as important as what you eat. So, the next time you sit down to eat, enjoy your meal by keeping these pointers in mind.
1. Eat slowly; chew your food well
It takes 20 minutes before your stomach sends a clear message to your brain that you're full.
If you take the time to chew your food well, you will find you end up eating less. Ideally, you should have smaller, frequent meals as opposed to larger, infrequent ones.
2. Eat more
If you want to lose weight, starving yourself does not help -- you need to eat well.
Here's the explanation: When your body doesn't receive the required nutrients, your metabolism slows down. Metabolism is the rate at which you burn calories while resting. So, if you don't eat enough, fewer calories will be burnt and there will be less fat loss. You should eat small meals at regular intervals to keep your energy levels high. Eat till you are satiated (at the same time, don't forget what we suggested in Tip No 1).
3. Eat less red meat
Red meats are high in saturated fat and should be avoided by people with high cholesterol. Chicken and fish are the best meats to consume. Fish is better than chicken because it has antioxidants. Antioxidants are organic substances that include vitamins C, E, A and carotenoids; carotenoids add pigment to some fruits and vegetables. For instance, carrots wouldn't be orange without them. Beta-carotenoid is the most popular of carotenoids. Antioxidants help prevent cancer, heart disease and stroke.
These meats can be baked, grilled or roasted. Frying will add unnecessary fat.
4. Prevent constipation
Add fibre to your diet; this adds bulk to your food and prevents constipation. Whole grain foods like oatmeal, bran, wheat germ, brown rice, fruits (especially with their skin), prunes (dried plums), etc, are all good sources of fibre. Home remedies for constipation including the following:
~ Have guavas with the seeds.
~ Have honey in a glass of milk twice a day.
~ Have one tablespoon of corn syrup in a glass of water. Corn syrup is actually corn starch, which is primarily glucose. It is used in making candies, jams and jellies because it does not crystallise like sugar. Corn syrup is available in any well-stocked supermarket.
5. Have onion and garlic
Onion decreases blood pressure and garlic decreases cholesterol. Any amount and form of onion and garlic will give you the benefits of their properties, but a raw garlic clove taken on an empty stomach in the morning is the best.
6. Use less salt in your cooking
Use minimum amount of salt for cooking if you have high blood pressure. Salt also causes water retention. This means your body will retain water if it is not receiving enough.
After all, it still has to carry on the normal functioning of the organs and if you are not drinking enough H2O, then the body starts keeping it.
Water being taken in other forms, such as, soups, dals , drinks, etc, is retained for later use. Bloating and puffiness are all signs of water retention.
7. Have calcium-rich foods
Use skimmed or double-toned milk and milk products as these contain less fat. Double-toned milk has lesser fat than toned or full cream milk.
In the non-packaged variety, cow's milk is just as good as skimmed milk; it is definitely better than buffaloes' milk as the latter contains large amounts of fat. You should have between one and two glasses of milk a day. Other sources of calcium and protein can be taken instead of milk, if one is allergic to it. Calcium rich foods include almonds, figs, red kidney beans, mustard greens, etc. Proteins can be found in meats, sprouts, soya, dals, etc.
8. Switch from maida to whole grains
Replace maida products with whole grains, whole wheat, soya breads, etc, as these have a good amount of fibre; fibre helps in binding cholesterol, which helps in less production of bad cholesterol. Whole grain foods like oatmeal, bran, wheat germ and brown rice, fruits, especially with skins, prunes, etc, are all good sources of fibre.
Too much fibre may cause loose stools, so you have to monitor your individual intake accordingly. Medically, approximately 25 gm of fibre a day is enough to help maintain your digestive system.
A good indicator: four slices of brown bread contains five grams of fibre; so does one large banana or orange.
9. Have foods that contain iron
These include red meats, especially liver, fruits like watermelon and pomegranate, vegetables like spinach, beans, beets and broccoli, whole grains, dried fruits, especially prunes, sunflower seeds, etc.
10. Relish the flavours
You may have heard some of these before. But the best good food habit, which we all seem to overlook, is to actually taste and enjoy the flavour of the food with your emotions instead of just your tongue.
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
. Avoid wearing too much
Makeup is meant to enhance features not bring negative attention to you. That's what wearing too much makeup will do; it will bring you unwanted attention. Don't wear too much of anything such as:
. Eyeliner : dark, thick eyeliner will make you look overdone and will ruin the rest of your makeup.
. Mascara : too much mascara looks fake and will flake. It looks especially bad if worn with thick eyeliner or dark blue eye eye shadow.
. Foundation : Make sure your foundation is the same color as your skin. Foundation is meant to protect and give the face a smooth look. The magic word is blend.
. Powder : The same holds true for powder - not too much. Also, be sure to blend your makeup so there are no obvious lines.
Apply lip liner to completely cover the lips, add color and your lipstick will stay on much longer. Make sure your lip liner doesn't show. Also, your lip color should match your skin tone; wear cool colors if you have cool coloring and warm colors if you have warm coloring. If you want to make your lips look smaller, keep your liner on the inside of your lips. However, if you decide to make your lips look larger, going outside the natural outline of you lips is a mistake. This can look quite messy and unnatural.
. Appropriate makeup
Wear makeup that is appropriate for the occasion. If you are going to the beach you shouldn't wear the same or as much makeup as you would if you were going dancing. Also, when you are in daylight your makeup should be a lighter than when you are out for the evening.
. Too little or no makeup
Some women don't wear makeup because they are not sure how to use it and are afraid of being overdone. If you are unsure, start will light colours in your shade. Start slowly and add one product at a time. Maybe start with foundation, add mascara, blush or lipstick. If you are not used to wearing makeup, using a lot a first may be a little too much for you, so start slowly. The bottom line is a little is better than none. If you are still unsure seek professional advice.
. Overall look
When your makeup is completed it should look natural. That means avoiding colours that clash. If you have dark skin and hair you will look better in darker shades; light colours will make you look washed out. If your hair and skin tone are light, light colours will look better on you. Dark makeup will make you look older and harsh. If you haveoily skin, first use oil control moisturizer and foundation. Then be sure to wear loose powder, keeping pressed powder with you for touch ups.
. Hair color
Your hair color should also be in harmony with your skin. If you have dark hair and you want to add color, keep it close to the same shade. If you have light hair, use light colors. As you age your skin will lighten, so should your hair color. One last thing about hair color - if you do color you hair be sure you keep it up, don't let your roots show.
. One last thing
Keep makeup looking fresh all day by doing regular touch ups. Don't let your makeup fade or crease. Smile!!!
A young wife, who was becoming frustrated with her young husband constant demands for sex, decides to make a schedule for him, to cut down on the amount of times that they will have to make love for the rest of their marriage.
While getting ready for work, she writes on a piece of paper, "Honey,you know I love you, but your never ending requests for sex are leaving me drained and really tired. So I propose that we only have sex on days that start with the letter 'T', to minimise the frequency of our lovemaking sessions. Don't be mad at me honey, just understand where I am coming from, and
let me know if my request is too demanding of you."
On her way out the door, she uses a refrigerator magnet and sticks the note to the fridge
door,hoping that her sex craved husband will be understanding and accepting of her proposal when he reads it.
Upon returning home, she glances at the refrigerator and notices that her note has been replaced with a note from her husband that reads,"Baby, I didn't' realise that I was putting you under so much pressure and I'm sorry.I accept your proposal and have even taken the extra step of listing at the bottom of this letter, those days starting with the letter 'T' to make sure that we are on the same page.
P.S. I love you too, and remember it's still TODAY, I am waiting for you upstairs."
What would you do if every time you wanted someone they would never be there?
What would you do if for every moment you were truly happy there would be 10 moments of sadness?
What would you do if your best friend died tomorrow and you never got to tell them how you felt?
So, I just wanted to say, even if I never talk to you again in my life, you are special to me and you have made a difference I n my life.
I look up to you, respect you, and truly cherish you.
Let old friends know you haven't forgotten them, and tell new friends you never will.
I'll Always Be There
In times of trouble,
In times of need,
If you are feeling SAD,
You can count on me.
I will give you a wink,
Until you smile,
Give you a hug,
And stand by your side.
I'll be there for you till the end,
I'll always and forever, be your friend!
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
2.The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)$1,129,219,252
3.Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)$968,600,000
4.Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)$922,379,000
5.The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)$921,600,000
6.Jurassic Park (1993)$919,700,000
7.Shrek 2 (2004)$880,871,036
8.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)$866,300,000
9.Finding Nemo (2003)$865,000,000
10.The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)$860,700,000
11.Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)$847,762,555
12.Independence Day (1996)$811,200,000
14.Star Wars (1977)$797,900,000
15.Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)$789,458,727
16.Spider-Man 2 (2004)$783,577,893
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18.E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)$756,700,000
19.The Matrix Reloaded (2003)$735,600,000
20.Forrest Gump (1994)$679,400,000
21.The Sixth Sense (1999)$661,500,000
22.Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)$660,649,000
23.Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)$653,200,000
24.Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)$648,200,000
25.The Incredibles (2004)$624,037,578
26.The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)$614,300,000
27.The Passion of the Christ (2004)$604,370,943
28.Men in Black (1997)$587,200,000
29.Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)$572,700,000
31.Mission: Impossible II (2000)$545,300,000
32.Home Alone (1990)$533,800,000
33.Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)$533,800,000
34.War of the Worlds (2005)$529,300,000
35.Monsters, Inc. (2001)$528,900,000
36.The Day After Tomorrow (2004)$527,939,919
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40.Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)$494,800,000
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53.Pearl Harbor (2001)$450,400,000
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57.Meet the Fockers (2004)$432,667,575
58.Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$427,936,103
59.Men in Black II (2002)$425,600,000
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62.The Matrix Revolutions (2003)$424,000,000
63.Cast Away (2000)$424,000,000
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66.Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)$418,200,000
67.The Mummy (1999)$413,300,000
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70.The Bodyguard (1992)$410,900,000
74.Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)$390,500,000
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81.What Women Want (2000)$370,800,000
82.The Fugitive (1993)$368,700,000
84.True Lies (1994)$365,200,000
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88.There's Something About Mary (1998)$360,000,000
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97.The World Is Not Enough (1999)$352,000,000
98.Batman Begins (2005)$352,000,000
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227.The Ring (2002)$230,100,000
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233.Something's Gotta Give (2003)$227,500,000
234.Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)$227,300,000
235.Brother Bear (2003)$226,029,248
236.Good Will Hunting (1997)$225,800,000
237.Space Jam (1996)$225,400,000
238.One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)$224,000,000
239.Con Air (1997)$223,100,000
240.Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)$222,700,000
241.The Little Mermaid (1989)$222,300,000
242.Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)$221,300,000
243.Presumed Innocent (1990)$221,300,000
244.Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)$220,078,393
246.The Prince of Egypt (1998)$218,400,000
247.Wild Wild West (1999)$217,700,000
249.Ghostbusters II (1989)$215,400,000
250.The Patriot (2000)$215,300,000
251.The Bourne Identity (2002)$213,500,000
252.Pulp Fiction (1994)$212,900,000
253.Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)$212,300,000
254.Vertical Limit (2000)$212,300,000
257.Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)$210,326,386
258.The Others (2001)$209,700,000
259.End of Days (1999)$209,300,000
260.Wo hu cang long (2000)$209,000,000
261.Jaws 2 (1978)$208,900,000
262.Red Dragon (2002)$208,600,000
263.Kingdom of Heaven (2005)$208,300,000
265.Clear and Present Danger (1994)$207,500,000
266.Million Dollar Baby (2004)$207,400,000
267.Miss Congeniality (2000)$207,000,000
268.The Jungle Book (1967)$205,800,000
273.Sleepy Hollow (1999)$202,000,000
274.Kindergarten Cop (1990)$202,000,000
275.Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)$201,900,000
276.American Pie (1999)$201,700,000
278.Vanilla Sky (2001)$201,000,000
Last update: 16 December 2005
Titles in current release highlighted
The table above includes movies that have grossed over $200,000,000 at the box office during their theatrical runs. All amounts are in USA dollars and only include theatrical box office receipts (movie ticket sales) and do not include video rentals, television rights and other revenues. Totals may include theatrical re-release receipts figures are not adjusted for inflation.
Some movies may still be in general release; all figures are estimated and subject to change.
Sunday, May 14, 2006
1. Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong is number one on my list for many reasons: Hong Kong has a whopping 43 buildings over 200 metres tall, 30 of which were built in the year 2000 or later!!! It also boasts four of the 15 tallest buildings in the world that's all in one city! Hong Kongs skyline shows a large selectionof distinct sky-reaching towers, with beautiful night lighting and reflection. This city exemplifies the post-modern skyscraper and skyline. Finally, the mountain backdrop makes this skyline (as you can clearly see) the greatest on the planet!
Metro/Urban Population: 6.9 million
2. Chicago, USA
Chicago is the birthplace of the modern skyscraper. When Chicago built its first steel high-rise in 1885, it was not the tallest structure in the world but the first example of a new form of engineering that would change nearly every city on earth. Chicago has 19 buildings over 200 metres tall (three of which are among the top 20 tallest buildings in the world, including the
tallest in North America). Chicago has some of the finest mid-century architecture and examples of modern skyscrapers.
Metro/Urban Population: 9.5 million
3. Shanghai, China
Not to be mistaken for a space station, Shanghai is a real city! China's biggest and most advanced city, Shanghai was said to be the most cosmopolitan city in the beginning of the 20th century, but lost its glory during the Mao era. It is now quickly regaining its position as one of the biggest economic powerhouses in the world as well as a showcase of modern architecture. In Shanghai youll find 25 structures that are over 200 metres tall, one of which is the insanely tall, the 468m downtown Oriental Pearl TV Tower.
Metro/Urban Population: 13.1 million
4. New York City, USA
New York City has one of the densest and most diverse skylines, with a huge collection of buildings and building styles. Thanks to Hollywoods obsession with the city, it is also the most easily recognizable skyline in the world. New York City has an amazing 47 buildings over 200 metres - the most in the world! The four tallest buildings in NYC were all built in the early 1930s! Home of the famous, now destroyed World Trade Center Towers, the Empire State building, the Statue of Liberty and the United Nations, New York City is the financial capital of the western world. Upon the completion of the new "Freedom Tower" (built on the old site of the World Trade Centers), it may rank higher in this list (depending on how good it looks of course).
Metro/Urban Population: 21.0 million
5. Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo is the world's most populated city. Its skyline has a number of unique characteristics that set it apart from other big city skylines, among them 15 structures at over 200 metres tall (including the Tokyo Tower which changes colors every night). But because of the density and vast size of the city, every corner appears to have its own skyline. With the height restrictions and the required red lights that flash atop all mid to tall-sized buildings make the city look spectacular at night. Tokyo is filled with neon lighting and unique, contemporary architecture, and like New York City is also often portrayed in movies for its aesthetic and eye-catching cityscapes. Interesting fact: Tokyo houses the world's largest fleet of helicopters to get around town if traffic gets too crazy.
Metro/Urban Population: 32.0 million
One of the best (urban) planned and cleanliest metropolitan cities in the world, Singapore looks like an architectural model city come to life. The buildings cannot be higher than 280 metres due to air traffic control restrictions, but that has added a tall (but not too tall) and consistent
building height and space pattern that makes this skyline unique: Three buildings are exactly 280 metres tall and 5 others (8 total) stand at just over 200 metres. The buildings are mostly light-coloured and there is a large expanse of greenery dotted around the city core. This South-Eastern city is definitely in a league of its own.
Metro/Urban Population: 3.8 million
7. Toronto, Canada
Toronto is a meeting place, a crossroads of many cultures and ethnicities. Toronto is downtown Canada, the biggest city in the country with a skyline to match. Toronto has 7 structures in its skyline that stand at over 200 metres, including the astonishingly tall 553 metre, CN Tower, which is often referred to as the tallest free-standing structure in the world. While mostly untrue (because there are taller TV masts in the world), the CN Tower possess the world's highest observation deck, making this city's skyline one of the most immediately identifiable.
Metro/Urban Population: 5.1 million
Metro/Urban Population: 20.8 million
8. Sao Paolo, Brazil
What building did you say they lived in? Finding it in the largest mass of condensed apartment buildings anywhere would be like finding a needle in a haystack. Sao Paolo has a population of over 18 million people! While the buildings are not super tall (with only a single structure at over 200 meters tall) this skyline is nevertheless stacked. Sao Paolo has a fleet of over 500 helicopters, the second largest helicopter fleet in the world.
Metro/Urban Population: 18.3 million
9. Sydney, Australia
Australias showcase city, Sydney has one of the most recognizable skylines due to its world-famous harbour, often referred to as the most beautifulnatural harbour in the world. The Sydney Harbour has many bays, inlets and secondary harbours. It is spanned by the monumental Harbour Bridge, and the Opera House decorates the shoreline like a white flower. The Sydney skyline is world-class with hundreds of skyscrapers in the central business district
and many more high-rise buildings in the outlying neighbourhoods. Sydney has 8 buildings over 200 metres tall.
Metro/Urban Population: 4.2 million
10. Frankfurt, Germany
Certainly one of Europe's most interesting cities in terms of skylines, Frankfurt is home to five structures that are over 200 metres tall. These modern skyscrapers are marvels compared to those other, mostly non-existent ones scattered across European cities. The contrast here is interesting: The city combines low-rise, high-density traditional European architecture (some
of which is over 1,000 years old), with modern towers that stick out like sore thumbs, but are impressive nonetheless.
Metro/Urban Population: 4.1 million
11. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Is this a mirage in the Middle East? Seemingly out of nowhere emerges a city in the middle of a desert. This is Dubai, a city that produces only the best modern architecture in the world. Already home of the world's tallest all-hotel building and the tallest all-residential building in the world, AND currently proposed to build the world's tallest building, this skyline might just leap to the number 1 spot in the near future. While the skyline is not so dense, each building is a marvel all on its own. As a skyline it probably can't compete with the larger cities, however the individual buildings in this city are by far the greatest examples of modern architectural accomplishments. All seven structures in this city at over 200 metres tall were built in 1999 or later - that's how new this city is.
Metro/Urban Population: 1.6 million
12. Seattle, USA
Seattle is the commercial, cultural and advanced technology hub of the Northwest USA and a major port city for Pacific and European trade. Home 4 buildings over 200m and the famous 184m Space Needle observation tower, Seattle is surrounded by mountains and water and offers some picture-perfect views. Seattle is commonly referred to as the Emerald City and renowned as a great social and corporate city with great planning and planning.
Metro/Urban Population: 3.6 million
13. Pittsburgh, USA
Although Pittsburgh only has two buildings over 200m tall, its skyline is very impressive nonetheless. Pittsburgh has nicknames like the "city of bridges", "the Burgh" or the "golden triangle" which outlines its true characteristics. It is surround by three rivers and the CBD is shaped in a triangle and surrounded by golden color bridges. The city is also surrounded
by hills and valley's giving access to great views of the city. The city has not had a major skyscraper raised since 1988, but good planning and a scenic surrounding region still makes it a great skyline.
Metro/Urban Population: 2.4 million
14. Guangzhou, China
Guangzhou is a very modern city, yet it is called "the City of Flowers, as each of its spectacular skyscrapers is surrounded by grand green spaces and flower beds. Although it only has six structures at over 200 metres tall, there are plenty of other high-rises, each displaying a design that stands out in its own respect. This includes the 391 metre, 80-floor, CITIC Plaza which appears transparent against the (usually) clear blue sky!
Metro/Urban Population: 4.1 million
15. Dallas, USA
The "Big D", is a major inland American city. The city and metropolitan area lies amidst vast, high, and varying rolling prairies - with hundreds of large & small lakes, rivers, creeks, waterways and meanders. But Dallas; downtown is the center of the Forth-Worth-Dallas Metro Region which is home to 5.9 million people. Dallas' skyline is home to 7 buildings over 200
meters and the 187m Reunion Tower which looks like huge sphere of light! The skyline is very distinctive at night as it building lighting is very colorful, particularly with lots of green.
Metro/Urban Population: 5.2 million
Thursday, May 11, 2006
It's not the fault of the student if he fails, because the year ONLY has 365 days.
Typical academic year for a student:
1. Sundays-52, Sundays in a year, you know Sundays are for rest. Days left 313.
2. Summer holidays-50 where weather is very hot and difficult to study.Days left 263.
3. 8 hours daily sleep- 130 days GONE. Days left 141.
4. 1 hour for daily playing- (good for health) means 15 days. Days left 126
5. 2 hours daily for food & other delicacies (chewing properly & swallowing)-means 30days. Days left 96.
6. 1 hour for talking (man is a social animal)-means 15 days. Days left 81.
7. Exam days- per year at least 35 days. Days left 46.
8. Quarterly, Half yearly and festival (holidays)-40 days. Balance 6 days.
9. For sickness- at least 3 days. Remaining days=3.
10. Movies and functions - at least 2 days. 1 day left.
11. That 1 day is your birthday. How can you study on that day??????!!!!!!!!!!
Balance = 0
" Then how can a student pass ??"
Better be safe than sorry anyways..........
WORST VIRUS EVER --- CNN ANNOUNCED
A new virus has just been discovered that has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive ever. This virus was discovered yesterday afternoon by McAfee . This virus simply destroys Sector Zero from the hard disk, where vital information for its functioning are stored.
This virus acts in the following manner:
It sends itself automatically to all contacts on your list with the title: "A Card for You".
As soon as the supposed virtual card is opened the computer freezes so that the user has to reboot. When the ctrl+alt+ del keys or the reset button are pressed, the virus destroys Sector Zero, thus permanently destroying the hard disk. Yesterday in just a few hours this virus caused panic in New York, according to news broadcast by CNN.
This alert was received by an employee of Microsoft itself. So don't open any mails with subject: "A Virtual Card for You. " As soon as you get the mail, delete it !!
Even if you know the sender !!!
Chilli Seafood Stir-fry
250g fish fillets such as cod, monkfish or tuna
8 - 12 mussels
1 medium sized cooked crab
100g squid strips or pieces
100g uncooked prawns
8 - 12 scallops
2 cloves garlic chopped
1 tablespn chopped coriander
3 tablespn vegetable oil
3 large fresh chillies chopped
3 tablespns oyster sauce
3 tablespns fish sauce
1 onion sliced
2 shallots sliced
1 red capsicum / pepper
Fresh herbs to garnish
1 lime cut into wedges
Wash and prepare seafood, cutting fillets into smaller pieces. Scrub the mussels, take limbs off crab and crack shells so it is easier to get at flesh
Make a paste in thr food processor from garlic, chillies and coriander
Heat the oil in a wok and add the paste, cook over medium heat for 2 minutes to allow flavours to release
Add the seafood and stir-fry for a few minutes
Add the oyster sauce and fish sauce, cover and simmer for a few minutes
Add capsicum, onion and shallots, stir fry for another 2 minutes, remove from heat and place in serving dish, garnish with fresh herbs and lime wedges, serve with rice
Believe in your heart.
Believe in your heart that
Something wonderful is about to happen.
Love your life.
Believe in your own power,
In your own potential,
And your own innate goodness.
Wake every morning with the
Awe of just being alive.
Discover in each day the magnificent,
Awesome beauty in the world.
Explore and embrace life
In yourself and in everyone
You see each day.
Reach within to find your own "special ness".
Amaze yourself and rouse those around you to
The potential of each new day.
Don't be afraid to admit your less than perfect;
This is the essence
Of our humanity.
Let those who love you help you.
Trust enough to be able to take.
Look with hope to the horizon of today
For today is all we truly have.
Live this day well.
Let a little sun out as well as in.
Create your own rainbows.
Be open to all your possibilities,
All possibilities and miracles.