Friday, June 29, 2007
THE ANSWER IS:
NOTHING! NOTHING has 7 letters.
NOTHING preceded God.
NOTHING is greater than God.
NOTHING is more evil than the devil.
All poor people have NOTHING. (but this depends on what poor or nothing means to you...G)
Wealthy people need NOTHING. (I don't agree with this. Rich people need SOME MORE, I heard. G :)
If you eat NOTHING, you will die.
This riddle is from:
-- Jan van der Kevie
van der Kevie Consulting
ABN 12 342 317 208
19 Marquis St, Loganholme 4129
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
But only 5% of Stanford graduates figured it out!
Can you answer the following question in one word?
1. The word has seven letters.
2. Preceded God.
3. Greater than God.
4. More Evil than the devil.
5. All poor people have it.
6. Wealthy people need it.
7. If you eat it, you will die.
Did you figure it out?
Source: Email forwarded from firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention: The artists are Women! :)
Monday, June 25, 2007
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2 big apples, 1 pear
- Skin two apples and a pear, slice and remove seeds and core.
- Toss into a blender and add enough water to liquefy the fruits.
- Drink to your comfort.
2 stalks celery, 4 leaves of spinach, half cup parsley
- Mix the ingredients in a juicer or blender; add spring water if necessary.
Water melon or Pineapple
Eat a few slices to your satisfaction. Do not overeat.
Lettuce, tomatoes, celery, cucumbers, carrots
1. Cut up ingredients and toss with vinegar or any fat-free or low fat salad dressing.
3 medium potatoes, 2 onions, 4 carrots, 5 zucchini; ½ cup parsley, 2 quarts water, crushed garlic, cayenne pepper to taste
- Chop vegetables.
- Bring water to boil.
- Add potatoes, onions and carrots. Lower the heat.
- Add parsley, cayenne pepper and garlic.
- Cover and cook until vegetables are soft.
- Add zucchini, and cook for 10 minutes.
1. While detoxifying, you might feel a headache, fatigue, or slight nausea. Do not be surprised. It passes quickly. It is your body’s way of rebalancing its inner workings when your body is burning waste at higher-than-normal rate.
2. Drink a gallon of water everyday.
3. Do not do strenuous activities while detoxifying.
4. You may take multivitamin tablets.
5. After 2 days, do not revert back to your old eating habits right away. Give your system a chance to recover. Therefore eat light meals, preferably non-greasy vegetable recipes.
6. Find time to relax to detoxify your mind.
Source: First Magazine
Volume 8, Issue 38, 1996. pp. 50-54
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Si Ginoong Sitaw: Kanina, nagkita kami ng kapatid ko sa SM CDO. Nanood kami ng Mr Bean (na kasabay ay Pirates...). Hindi ako lulong kay Mr. Bean, kumukunot ang noo ko pag pinanonood siya ng mga tao sa bahay. Pero sabi ko kanina, gagawa ako ng isang bagay na imposible kong gawin, isa pa, yun ang gusto ng kapatid ko na nanggaling pa sa Zamboanga del Sur at dinalhan ako ng maiuuwing Wani (hindi mani) at lanzones. Sa kasamaang palad, napatawa naman ako ;) pero hindi yan ang dahilan kung bakit ako napasulat.
Ang Magalang na Guwardiya: Pagkatapos nanood, namili kami ng pasalubong sa mga nakalahad na palad ng mga taong madadatnan ko sa Luzon. Noong pauwi na kami, binigay ko sa taxi driver yung address at sketch nung bahay na tinutuluyan namin. Ito ay nasa loob ng Xavier Estates na kumbaga ay BF Homes sa Manila. Kaninang tanghali, lumabas kami sakay ng taxi na kasama ko ang mga tinuruan kong kaibigan na mga 'puti.' Ang mga guwardiya ay kontodo bati, at sir ken madam amin nga 'o_ _t (nga kuna dagiti kabsat nga Il.) Dahilan sa gusto ko munang makita ng kaunti ang Cagayan de Oro, humiwalay kami sa mga kasama namin.
Ang Kainis na Guwardiya: Lulan ng taxi, binaybay namin ang kahabaan ng... di ko pala alam ang pangalan ng kalsada... basta yung papunta sa Lumbia airport. Paglapit namin sa gate, sumilip ang isang unipormadong guwardiya. Tinanong kung saan kami pupunta. Guess lang kase di naman ako nakakaintindi ng Binisaya. Sinabi ko kung saan. Pumalit naman ang isa pang guwardiya at tiningnan ulit kami. May tinanong na naman na di ko naintindihan. Sinabi ko na galing na ako doon sa loob kanina at lumabas lang kami. Sinabi ko rin na bisita lang ako doon (Halata naman eh, nananagalog ako!) pinapasok na kami. Pag-ikot na naman namin, may guwardiya ulit sa pinasukang isa pang gate. Pinatigil kami at ayaw na kaming patuluyin pa. Kailangan daw naming bumalik sa labas. Tinawagan ko ang kaibigan ko at sinumbong kong the guards are giving me a hard time. Ibigay ko daw ang phone sa taxi driver at kakausapin niya. Yun nga ang ginawa ko habang ang guwardiya ay sumisilip na naman sa loob ng taxi at wari bay kinakabisang maigi ang pagmumukha ko. Sinabi ko sa driver na lumabas na lang kami dahil wala yata talagang balak ang guwardiya na hayaan kaming umikot at tumuloy na doon sa kanto kung saan naroon ang bahay.
So we went out and started all over again. We went to another gate of that subdivision and we were subjected to similar treatment. They took my ID, and asked me questions. I answered all their interrogations with growing impatience. (My sis-in-law had to translate most of it for me. They can't seem to get it that I neither understand nor speak their language cuz they keep throwing questions at me in Visayan.) The taxi driver seemed to be getting embarrassed by the minute. Finally, one guard came back to give me my ID and tell me we can go in but not after asking me, "Ikaw ba ito?" That did me in. I blurted out "Obvious ba?" ng buong katarayan and with all the sarcasm I can find in my system. He must have been startled kase di nakahuma agad. Binitawan na lang ang ID ko at saka sumenyas sa kasama na buksan na ang gate. Subalit ang isa pang guwardiya ay humirit pa at nagkandahaba ang leeg sa pagtingin sa loob ng taxi. Sa buwisit ko, hinarap ko siya at nang di na siya mahirapang sauluhin ang mga gatla sa mukha ko! (Maigi sana kung kaya nakatingin ay dahil nagandahan sa'kin! Hahaha!)
O sige na, andun sila para magbantay, kaya nga guwardiya eh!
Siya, sige na! ginagawa lang nila ang kanilang trabaho.
Inis lang ako sa katotohanang hindi pantaypantay ang kanilang trato sa mga tao.
Noong may kasama akong puti, katakot-takot na malulutong na Ma'am ang tawag sa akin. Nu'ng puro na lang kami kulay kayumanggi, katakot-takot na dusa ang inabot namin at ayaw kaming papasukin!
Kinapkapan na lang sana ako at sinagasaan ng metal detector!
Monday, June 18, 2007
One day, I greeted this lady with my version of Good Morning then I sat down across from her. For the first time in the few years that I've known her, she did not reply with a funny greeting of her own. I looked closer (I'm myopic and I wasn't wearing my lenses) and sure enough her eyebrows are almost touching just above the bridge of her nose.
"Anong nakain mo?" (What have you eaten? meaning, what's the matter with you?) I asked her.
"Nakakainis kase yung matandang puti ang buhok diyan sa kabila! Basta na lang ba naman sumulpot at nilamukos ang buhok ko!" (I am so upset with that old lady in the other room. Can you imagine her just appearing from nowhere and grab at my hair?)
I started chuckling then. It was not the first time that she got upset about an incident of a stranger taking hold of her frizzy hair. Four years earlier,I myself made the mistake of touching her head without first asking her permission.
My friend then begun telling the people sitting around the table how a lady in a jeepney was not able to keep her hands off her hair as if she is a little girl playing with her Barbi doll's hair. There are other incidents like that and so our friend is getting really exasperated about it all.
I tried to explain to my friend that people are just very curious so she should not take offense but she is not to be pacified. She said, "I'll let them touch it if they ask." She has a point. These are people just like us straight hairs who has a right to privacy to say the obvious.
I tried to put myself in her shoes and imagined what my reaction would be when complete strangers would come up behind me and run their fingers on my head. I'm sure I'm gonna yank my head back and give them a piece of my mind. How much more if it happens in a daily basis?
That is the reason why our friend's favorite phrase is, "Huwag mo akong salingin!" (Touch me not! Noli me tangere!)
So next time you see an Agta or an Ayta, don't just sneak up behind them and touch their hair. Ask nicely.
Nga naman di ba?! :)