Thursday, November 19, 2009

The " Y " Generation:

People born between 1925 and 1945....Are called...
The Silent Generation

People born between 1946 and 1964...Are called....
The Baby Boomers

People born between 1965 and 1982...Are called....
Generation X.

People born after 1983...Are called....
Generation Y

Why do we call the last group of people...Generation Y?
I had no idea until I saw this picture explanation!
A picture is worth a thousand words!









Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My 3rd Payment From Easyhits

Monday, November 16, 2009

It's My Birthday

Its my birthday, thanks to everyone who greet me....

Friday, November 13, 2009

How to Make a Woman Happy

It's not difficult to make a woman happy. A man only needs to be:

1. a friend
2. a companion
3. a lover
4. a brother
5. a father
6. a master
7. a chef
8. an electrician
9. a carpenter
10. a plumber
11. a mechanic
12. a decorator
13. a stylist
14. a phsiotherapist
15. a gynaecologist
16. a psychologist
17. a pest exterminator
18. a psychiatrist
19. a healer
20. a good listener
21. an organizer
22. a good father
23. very clean
24.. sympathetic
25. athletic
26. warm
27. attentive
28. gallant
29. intelligent
30. funny
31. creative
32. tender
33. strong
34. understanding
35. tolerant
36. prudent
37. ambitious
38. capable
39. courageous
40. determined
41. true
42. dependable
43. passionate
44. compassionate


45. give her compliments regularly
46. love shopping
47. be honest
48. be very rich
49. not stress her out
50. not look at other girls


51. give her lots of attention, but expect little yourself
52. give her lots of time, especially time for herself
53. give her lots of space, never worrying about where she goes


54. Never to forget:
* birthdays
* anniversaries
* arrangements she makes

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

17 Rules Between Men and Women

1. The Female always makes THE RULES.

2. THE RULES are subject to change without notice.

3. No Male can possibly know all THE RULES.

4. If the Female suspects the Male knows all THE RULES, she must immediately change some or all of THE RULES.

5. The Female is never wrong.

6. If it appears the Female is wrong, it is because of a flagrant misunderstanding caused by something the Male did or said wrong.

7. If Rule #6 applies, the Male must apologize immediately for causing the misunderstanding.

8. The Female can change her mind at any given time.

9. The Male must never change his mind without the express, written consent of The Female.

10. The Female has every right to be angry or upset at any time.

11. The Male must remain calm at all times, unless the Female wants him to be angry or upset.

12. The Female must, under no circumstances, let the Male know whether she wants him to be angry or upset.

13. The Male is expected to read the mind of the Female at all times.

14. At all times, what is important is what the Female meant, not what she said.

15. If the Male doesn't abide by THE RULES, it is because he can't take the heat, lacks backbone, and is a wimp.

16. Any attempt to document THE RULES could result in bodily harm.

17. If the Male, at any time, believes he is right, he must refer to Rule #5

Monday, November 9, 2009

Adz Quik Payment

See Adz Quik is paying...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

How To Show Boss You're Working Hard Even When You’re Not

Faking Your Way to the Top of the Corporate Ladder
These days, it isn't about results, but about the effort you put into your work. If you can show your boss that you're working hard -- even when you're not -- you might find yourself up for a promotion. This is not to say that you should be intentionally unproductive, but many of those slackers you knew back in high school are holding top-level management positions because they can "fake it". Working hard isn't enough in this corporate culture; you have to show your boss you're working hard.

CC All Outgoing E-Mails

Sending boatloads of e-mails is a sure sign of productivity, so if you want to show your boss you're working hard; CC all of those outgoing e-mails to him. In some cases, you might be asked to stop because your boss' inbox is already too full, but most times, this will work like a charm. Your boss will see that you're working hard, connecting with colleagues and following up with customers.

Carry a Notebook

When you're making your hourly trek to the water cooler to discuss the weekend's parties and trysts, carry a notebook with you and write in it sporadically as though you're taking notes. Even if you're actually making a list of the movies you want to see when you get home, your boss will think that you're working hard on one project or another. This also works if you have one of those Franklin Day Planners -- carry your appointment book everywhere and be jotting things down if you happen to see your boss in the hall.

Be the First to Report

When you find out about a problem at work or if you hear from a customer, who wants to open a large account, make sure you're the first to report the new development to your boss. It's easy to show your boss you're working hard if you are always on top of the office gossip, and your boss will start to look at you as though you're his right-hand man.

Leave it on the Computer

When you leave your desk -- whether it's to talk shop with a colleague or take an unscheduled trip to the vending machines -- leave your work on your computer. If possible, make sure there are several different screens and keep the browser or window open with the most productive-looking work. This shows your boss that you're working hard even if you were just leaving those windows up as a smoke screen for your actual task of surfing the Internet for celebrity gossip.

Act Stressed

Nothing screams "Productive" more effectively than a stressed employee. Even if you are feeling great, acting stressed at work will make your boss think you're working hard, and you'll gain the sympathy vote as well. Lots of rubbing the eyes, stretching the shoulders, groaning at your desk and developing circles under your eyes will communicate the impression that you're a workaholic -- even if you're not.

Call Your Boss

You've taken the day off because you're sick -- or because you want to take a day trip with your friends to the amusement park -- but showing your boss that you're working hard isn't something you can't do remotely. Call your boss on your days off and ask how things are going or report a problem that you forgot to mention the day before. This gives the impression that you can't get work off your mind -- even if it's the farthest thing from it.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Tracker Did Not Track Today

The weather is not good today. Typoon Santi hits Manila early this morning. Tracker thats me stay at home this day. The wind was so strong and only few vehicles on the road, so I did not track today. It is refreshing coz I had take a long sleep today. Electricity was up only 2pm I think it's because of strong wind, after a few hours I open the pc to play my favorite games. Today is the only day I get a very long rest. I'm a workaholic, but now I feel like full charge battery.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

What Can You Say About This

What Can You say about This?

Monday, October 19, 2009


Before marriage:

Boy:Yes, at last. It was so hard to wait.
Girl:Do you want me to leave?
Boy:No! Don't even think about it.
Girl:Do you love me?
Boy:Of course! Over and over!
Girl:Have you ever cheated on me?
Boy:No! Why are you even asking?
Girl:Will you kiss me?
Boy:Every chance I get!
Girl:Will you hit me?
Boy:Are you crazy? I'm not that kind of person!
Girl:Can I trust you?

After marriage:
Simply read from bottom to top.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Children's Science Exam

If you need a good laugh, try reading through these children's science exam answers...

Q: Name the four seasons.
A: Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.

Q: Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink.
A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists.

Q: How is dew formed?
A: The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire.

Q: How can you delay milk turning sour? (Brilliant, love this!)
A: Keep it in the cow.

Q: What causes the tides in the oceans?
A: The tides are a fight between the Earth and the Moon. All water tends to flow towards the moon, because there is no water on the moon, and nature hates a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins in this fight.

Q: What are steroids?
A: Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs.

Q: What happens to your body as you age?
A: When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental

Q: What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty?
A: He says good-bye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery. (The kid gets an A+ for this answer!)

Q: Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.
A: Premature death.

Q: How are the main parts of the body categorized? ( e.g., abdomen)
A: The body is consisted into three parts -- the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. Th e brainium contains the brain; the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels A, E, I, O, and U.

Q: What is the fibula?
A: A small lie.

Q: What does 'varicose' mean? (I do love this one...)
A: Nearby.

Q: Give the meaning of the term 'Caesarian Section.'
A: The Caesarian Section is a district in Rome.

Q: What does the word 'benign' mean?'
A: Benign is what you will be after you be eight.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Let's Talk About Ham

Monday, August 31, 2009

Health Care

Friday, August 28, 2009


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Thanks Adgitize

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Visual Talking a Nice Site

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Health Care

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Lung Cancer - It's Not Only For Smokers!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

What Do You Care About

Monday, July 13, 2009

How to be Successful

1)First you should study the Field of Your Interest

2) Second Plan about your study / career

3) Work Hard To reach your Interest

4) Manage your time

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Health Care

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Eat Less To Live Longer

Researchers from Harvard Medical School, in collaboration with scientists from Cornell Medical School and the National Institutes of Health, have discovered two genes in mammalian cells that act as gatekeepers for cellular longevity. When cells experience certain kinds of stress, such as caloric restriction, these genes rev up and help protect cells from diseases of aging.

"We've reason to believe now that these two genes may be potential drug targets for diseases associated with aging," says David Sinclair, associate professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School and senior author on the paper.

1. Eat a variety of nutrient-rich foods. You need more than 40 different nutrients for good health, and no single food supplies them all. Your daily food selection should include bread and other whole-grain products; fruits; vegetables; dairy products; and meat, poultry, fish and other protein foods. How much you should eat depends on your calorie needs. Use the Food Guide Pyramid and the Nutrition Facts panel on food labels as handy references.

2. Enjoy plenty of whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Surveys show most Americans don't eat enough of these foods. Do you eat 6-11 servings from the bread, rice, and cereal and pasta group, 3 of which should be whole grains? Do you eat 2-4 servings of fruit and 3-5 servings of vegetables? If you don't enjoy some of these at first, give them another chance. Look through cookbooks for tasty ways to prepare unfamiliar foods.

3. Maintain a healthy weight. The weight that's right for you depends on many factors including your sex, height, age and heredity. Excess body fat increases your chances for high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, some types of cancer and other illnesses. But being too thin can increase your risk for osteoporosis, menstrual irregularities and other health problems. If you're constantly losing and regaining weight, a registered dietitian can help you develop sensible eating habits for successful weight management. Regular exercise is also important to maintaining a healthy weight.

4. Eat moderate portions. If you keep portion sizes reasonable, it's easier to eat the foods you want and stay healthy. Did you know the recommended serving of cooked meat is 3 ounces, similar in size to a deck of playing cards? A medium piece of fruit is 1 serving and a cup of pasta equals 2 servings. A pint of ice cream contains 4 servings. Refer to the Food Guide Pyramid for information on recommended serving sizes.

5. Eat regular meals. Skipping meals can lead to out-of-control hunger, often resulting in overeating. When you're very hungry, it's also tempting to forget about good nutrition. Snacking between meals can help curb hunger, but don't eat so much that your snack becomes an entire meal.

6. Reduce, don't eliminate certain foods. Most people eat for pleasure as well as nutrition. If your favorite foods are high in fat, salt or sugar, the key is moderating how much of these foods you eat and how often you eat them.
Identify major sources of these ingredients in your diet and make changes, if necessary. Adults who eat high-fat meats or whole-milk dairy products at every meal are probably eating too much fat. Use the Nutrition Facts panel on the food label to help balance your choices.
Choosing skim or low-fat dairy products and lean cuts of meat such as flank steak and beef round can reduce fat intake significantly.
If you love fried chicken, however, you don't have to give it up. Just eat it less often. When dining out, share it with a friend; ask for a take-home bag or a smaller portion.

7. Balance your food choices over time. Not every food has to be "perfect." When eating a food high in fat, salt or sugar, select other foods that are low in these ingredients. If you miss out on any food group one day, make up for it the next. Your food choices over several days should fit together into a healthy pattern.

8. Know your diet pitfalls. To improve your eating habits, you first have to know what's wrong with them. Write down everything you eat for three days. Then check your list according to the rest of these tips. Do you add a lot of butter, creamy sauces or salad dressings? Rather than eliminating these foods, just cut back your portions. Are you getting enough fruits and vegetables? If not, you may be missing out on vital nutrients.

9. Make changes gradually. Just as there are no "super foods" or easy answers to a healthy diet, don't expect to totally revamp your eating habits overnight. Changing too much, too fast can get in the way of success. Begin to remedy excesses or deficiencies with modest changes that can add up to positive, lifelong eating habits. For instance, if you don't like the taste of skim milk, try low-fat. Eventually you may find you like skim, too.

10. Remember, foods are not good or bad. Select foods based on your total eating patterns, not whether any individual food is "good" or "bad." Don't feel guilty if you love foods such as apple pie, potato chips, candy bars or ice cream. Eat them in moderation, and choose other foods to provide the balance and variety that are vital to good health.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

How to Be Cool

Have you always wanted to be the cool guy, who always seems to do the right thing? Or are you dying to be the cool girl, who flows through life with ease and grace? If you think about all the people who you think of as cool, you'll find that they have several characteristics in common: they're all confident, unique, and on friendly terms with everyone. There's no reason you can't be like that yourself.


1. Act like you do not care what others think of you. We will always, on some level, be concerned with others' opinions of ourselves, but realize that ultimately, you will never be able to please everyone, so why bother trying? People have millions of ways to get under your skin. Learn to spot them and become immune. Be happy and have fun.

2. Be aware of how others will perceive you. This might seem to contradict the previous step, but there's a difference in letting people's judgments affect your self esteem, and being aware of how you come off to others. What you are really doing is being aware of how you look from another's perspective. In terms of physical appearance, beware of food getting stuck in your teeth, bad breath, body odor, toilet paper stuck to your shoe, etc. In terms of composure, try not to stare too much (it makes people uncomfortable), stand/sit up straight (it makes you look and feel more confident), smile generously, be polite and considerate, etc. Definitely be aware of your body language at all times; body language analyzation can be a useful tool in knowing how to present yourself.

3. Present yourself in a positive way. Walk with good posture and look people in the eye. If you slump or stare at your feet, people won't respect you. You have to look and feel confident in order to receive the respect you need.

4. Find real friends. For example, if people don't hang out with you because you don't wear designer clothes, they are not real friends. Instead, find friends that see you for who you are. If the people standing in front of you can't see you for you, then how can they be your friend?

5. Don't be afraid to be different, whether that means standing up for you, defending someone else, or taking interest in something that no one else does, like playing an instrument or dancing when no one else will. The coolest people are the ones who occasionally break against the tide and make people question the status quo.

6. Speak up. Observe people who are "cool"--they usually speak confidently and clearly, at a good pace. They don't chatter rapidly, pause, or mumble. They say what they mean, and mean what they say. Be confident in your word and don't let anyone try and change it. If you state your opinion and people disagree, don't worry. You said what you felt and people will respect you for that, unless you use it knowing it will offend someone. However, make it count. Don't shout out your opinion just to be heard. Make sure it's relevant, and be ready to back it up soundly.

7. Learn how to laugh at yourself. Being cool doesn't mean being perfect, and being able to find humor in your moments of clumsiness and discomfort is the defining hallmark of being cool. People will not only respect you for it, but they'll like you for being human, just like them.

8. Write a list of all of the goals you are aiming for. What essentially makes you cool is your identity. Try to find your talent -- sports, music, art, whatever. People will notice your passion and respect you for it.

9. Take a deep breath. Being cool is all about being relaxed and comfortable in any circumstance. Don't lose your cool. If you feel yourself about to lose your temper, or burst into tears, or lose control in any way, take a deep breath and excuse yourself. Stay calm. Don't be disruptive, annoying, or have unpredictable mood changes. You are serene and steadfast in your coolness and it should show. That means not getting too caught up in anything, not even your cool self.

10. Be friendly, but not excessively eager. Everyone loves someone who is outgoing, but nobody likes someone who is overly excited. Many people find someone who is overeager to be annoying. Try not to force yourself on people. Smile and strike up a conversation, but make sure you know the line between friendly and obsessive.

11. Use appropriate language. Many people think it makes them cool when they curse, but all it's really doing is showing that you're trying to be cool.

12. Be a good conversationalist. Everyone loves someone who knows what to say at the right moment. Most of the time, it is much better to be sort of quiet and analyze the conversation, enjoying the humor of your friends. Then wait for the right moment to make a comment, usually to great result. However, if you come up into the middle of a quiet group of people, it is better to take a Tony Stark approach. Be playful! Joke around with them. Making fun of people is fine, but make sure that you know the limits on it and that the people you're around are the kind of people who know you're kidding.

13. Dress how you want. As long as your personality shines through, you can wear whatever you like. Guys have been known to get girlfriends even though they wore argyle sweaters all the time. That is definitely an affirmation of coolness. Being cool despite wearing something people generally make fun of.

14. Refrain from using too many colloquialisms. This may make you appear as "fake" or unable to grasp your respected language. Speak normally, clearly and confidently (see #6) and if you feel it is necessary adopt a more formal register and use multi-syllabic words. However do not go overboard as this may make you appear pretentious, this being just as bad as seeming fake. Finding the right balance in your speech is important to making you seem intelligent and somewhat sophisticated in the presence of your peers.

• A good way to truly be cool is not to try to be cool at all. Make friends who enjoy things that you enjoy, and talk to them, hang out with them etc. Talk freely to people about funny things, and just be an all around nice person.
• If you think you are un-cool because people don't like you, don't take it too harshly. Sometimes people want to get to talk to you so speak up and the main thing is be yourself. If you strongly agree or disagree with someone, tell them that. Don't become a product of everyone you know.
• It is way un-cool to trip or fall in front of people only to get up and lose your composure and act defeated. In this instance, you'll be the laughing stock of your witnesses. These things can happen to anyone, so if you DO trip and fall, when you get up, confidently brush yourself off, give the thumbs up, add a grin, and go on your way. Keeping your composure is key. Laughing at yourself can be a good way to make it seem less awkward and makes you seem relaxed.
• Be humble. Vanity isn't cool.
• If being picked on is your worry, know and understand that showing yourself affected by it is precisely what separates the coolest from the others, and take this as a chance to actually be perceived as cool. Know that who you are in your core is not determined by others, especially if they don’t truly know you. Be happy with yourself as you are, since there is nothing really wrong with you in your core.
• Find a way to love learning. The coolest people do a lot of really cool things. There is an old system that says the more you practice the easier something is to do. When you can learn something really well it's easier to be cool at it.
• Learn to read people and be patient when sharing an opinion. Understand that whatever you say to someone or give advice that is just your opinion. They either accept it or reject it, there's no need to force them to understand. Just make sure you know what you're talking about.
• Change your attitude--if you have a negative attitude change it. Cool people always have a positive attitude. No one likes a negative person. When people get to know you and see that you always have a positive look on things even when things are not going your way, they will enjoy your company.
• Lastly and most importantly, BE YOURSELF. If you don't, it will follow you into the future and you'll have friends who only like the person you pretend to be, instead of you.

• Some people are not the people that would be a good influence on you. You can "be cool" and still hang out with not the most popular group.
• There is no textbook definition of cool. Some people may think it's cool to have drugs or drink and drive etc. whereas in reality its not. It will only turn other people off if they see you having drugs or smoking.
• Don't base your coolness on making others seem un-cool. You'll make more enemies than friends that way. People aren't going to worship someone who bosses or beats them around all the time. They'll be scared maybe, but they won't respect you.
• Don't lose sight of yourself or your morals. Being cool isn't about changing who you are; it’s about being confident enough to let people see how awesome you really are.
• Being cool can be a challenge. A lot of people who aren't cool can slow your path to coolness down. So if something puts you in a bad mood, it's good to have reminders of your end goal of being awesomely cool. Also if your mood distracts you enough for you to forget your end goal reminders can help you stay positive.
• You get the coolest by staying cool the longest. Practice makes perfect.
• If you do are accepting of others and include only cool people, others will be attracted to your level of confidence of socializing and thus consider you cool to hang around with, but you wont because your way to cool.
• Never use your coolness to put people down! With great power comes great responsibility!
• Always stick up for those below you! Always be nice.
• Don't try to be a stereotype. Act the way you want to and listen to the music you want to. Dress the way you want to. Being cool is being you. Find out who you are and then be true to it. That's cool.

Things You'll Need

• Just be yourself.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Do You Care

Saturday, July 4, 2009

How to be Successful

1)First you should study the Field of Your Interest

2)Second Plan about your study / career

3)Work Hard To reach your Interest

4)Manage your time

Friday, July 3, 2009

Part of My SPILA

Toxic Personalities

Although we like to think that the people in our lives are well-adjusted, happy, healthy minded individuals, we sometimes realize that it just isn't so. Personally, I've had moments where I'll be skipping through my day, happy as can be, thinking life is grand and BAM, I'll be blindsided by someone who manages to knock the happy wind out of my sails. Sometimes it is easy to write it off and other times, not so much.
Maybe you are a positive person, but when you are around a certain individual, you feel negative. Or, maybe you have an idealistic view of the world and when you are with certain people, you are made to feel silly, unrealistic or delusional. Or, maybe you pride yourself in being completely independent and in control of your life, but when you are around a certain family member; you regress into a state of childhood.
Some of these situations, and yes, these people, can have a tremendously negative impact on our lives. And, although we are all human and have our 'issues,' some 'issues' are quite frankly, toxic. They are toxic to our happiness. They are toxic to our mental outlook. They are toxic to our self-esteem. And they are toxic to our lives. They can suck the life out of us and even shorten our lifespan.
Here are the worst of the toxic personalities out there and how to spot them:

1. Manipulative: These individuals are experts at manipulation tactics. Is a matter of fact, you may not even realize you have been manipulated until it is too late. These individuals figure out what your 'buttons' are, and push them to get what they want.

• Why they are toxic: These people have a way of eating away at your belief system and self-esteem. They find ways to make you do things that you don't necessarily want to do and before you know it, you lose your sense of identity, your personal priorities and your ability to see the reality of the situation. The world all of a sudden becomes centered on their needs and their priorities.

2. Narcissistic: These people have an extreme sense of self-importance and believe that the world revolves around them. They are often not as sly as the Manipulative of the world, but instead, tend to be a bit overt about getting their needs met. You often want to say to them "It isn't always about you."

• Why they are toxic: They are solely focused on their needs, leaving your needs in the dust. You are left disappointed and unfulfilled. Further, they zap your energy by getting you to focus so much on them, that you have nothing left for yourself.

3. Downers: These people can't appreciate the positive in life. If you tell them that it is a beautiful day, they will tell you about the impending dreary forecast. If you tell them you aced a mid-term, they'll tell you about how difficult the final is going to be.

• Why they are toxic: They take the joy out of everything. Your rosy outlook on life continues to get squashed with negativity. Before you know it, their negativity consumes you and you start looking at things with gray colored glasses yourself.

4. Judgmental: When you see things as cute and quirky, they see things as strange and unattractive. If you find people's unique perspectives refreshing, they find them 'wrong'. If you like someone's eclectic taste, they find it 'disturbing' or 'bad'.

• Why they are toxic: Judgmental people are much like Downers. In a world where freedom rings, judgment is so over. If the world was a homogeneous place, life would be pretty boring. Spending a lot of time with these types can inadvertently convert you into a judgmental person as well.

5. Dream Killing: Every time you have an idea, these people tell you why you can't do it. As you achieve, they try to pull you down. As you dream, they are the first to tell you it is impossible.

• Why they are toxic: These people are stuck in what is instead of what could be. Further, these individuals eat away at your self-esteem and your belief in yourself. Progress and change can only occur from doing new things and innovating, dreaming the impossible and reaching for the stars.

6. Insincere: You never quite feel that these people are being sincere. You tell a funny story, they give you a polite laugh. You feel depressed and sad and they give you a 'there, there' type response. You tell them you are excited about something and you get a very ho-hum response.

• Why they are toxic: People who aren't sincere or genuine build relationships on superficial criteria. This breeds shallow, meaningless relationships. When you are really in need of a friend, they won't be there. When you really need constructive criticism, they would rather tell you that you are great the way you are. When you need support, they would rather see you fail or make a fool of yourself.

7. Disrespectful: These people will say or do things at the most inappropriate times and in the most inappropriate ways. In essence, they are more subtle, grown up bullies. Maybe this person is a friend who you confided in and uses your secret against you. Maybe it is a family member who puts their busy-body nose into your affairs when it is none of their business. Or maybe, it is a colleague who says demeaning things to you.

• Why they are toxic: These people have no sense of boundaries and don't respect your feelings or, for that matter, your privacy. These people will cause you to feel frustrated and disrespected.

8. Never Enough: You can never give enough to these people to make them happy. They take you for granted and have unrealistic expectations of you. They find ways to continually fault you and never take responsibility for anything themselves.

• Why they are toxic: You will spend so much time trying to please them that you will end up losing yourself in the process. They will require all of your time and energy, leaving you worn out and your own needs sacrificed.
All of these personalities have several things in common.

1) The more these people get away with their behavior, the more they will continue.

2) Unfortunately, most of these people don't see that what they do is wrong and as a result, talking to them about it will fall on deaf ears, leaving you wondering if you are the crazy one.

3) Most of these people get worse with age, making their impact on you stronger with time.

Frankly, life is too short to spend your time dealing with toxicity. If you can, avoid spending mucho time with people who are indicative of these behaviors and you'll feel a lot happier. Have you encountered these personalities? What have you done? Any personalities you would add?


Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Beatles

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

How to Ask for a Pay Raise

Asking for a Pay Raise
Step 1
Call or email your employer and ask for a private meeting. It is not necessary to divulge why you are asking for a private meeting. Just say you want to talk in private. If your boss wants to know before the meeting, just say you'd like to discuss a pay raise. Your employer may want to be prepared for the meeting.
Step 2
Come to the office the day of the meeting dressed professional. If your office normally dresses casual, just dress to impress your employer the day of the meeting. This will show them you are serious about this meeting and are serious about your job.
Step 3
Stay calm when talking to your employer. Treat this meeting like it is your first interview with this employer. Keep your eyes focused on your employer so they know you are serious. Try not to shift in your seat when talking. If you need to look at your notepad, make it brief. Your employer will be impressed you came prepared to state your case for a pay raise.
Step 4
Produce evidence of your success in the workplace when your employer asks why you want a raise. This is when you take out your notepad with the list of your accomplishments, such as your attendance record, willingness to work extra hours, or ability to assist coworkers.
Step 5
Shake your employer's hand while looking their in the eyes. Your employer may say they need time to think it over and look up your work history and dedication to the company. If the company gives pay raises on a set schedule, you may need to wait until the next pay rise time period.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tongue Twisters

A tongue-twister is a phrase that is designed to be difficult to articulate properly. Tongue-twisters may rely on similar but distinct phonemes, unfamiliar constructs in loanwords, or other features of a language. See my set of tongue twister below.

1. If you understand, say "understand" . If you don ' t understand, say " don ' t understand". But if you understand and say "don’t understand". How do I understand that you understand? Understand!

2. I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won’t wish the wish you wish to wish.

3. Sounding by sound is a sound method of sounding sounds.

4. A sailor went to sea to see, what he could see. And all he could see was sea, sea, sea.

5. Purple Paper People, Purple Paper People, Purple Paper People

6. If two witches were watching two watches, which witch would watch which watch?

7. I thought a thought. But the thought I thought wasn’t the thought I thought I thought. If the thought I thought I thought had been the thought I thought, I wouldn't have thought so much.

8. Once a fellow met a fellow in a field of beans. Said a fellow to a fellow, "If a fellow asks a fellow, Can a fellow tell a fellow What a fellow means?"

9. Mr.. Inside went over to see Mr. Outside. Mr. Inside stood outside and called to Mr. Outside inside.

Mr. Outside answered Mr. Inside from inside and Told Mr. Inside to come inside. Mr. Inside said "NO", and told Mr. Outside to come outside.

Mr. Outside and Mr. Inside argued from inside and outside about going outside or coming inside. Finally, Mr. Outside coaxed Mr. Inside to come inside, and then both Mr. Outside and Mr. Inside went outside to the riverside.


11. The owner of the inside inn was inside his inside inn with his inside outside his inside inn.
12. If one doctor doctors another doctor does the doctor who doctors the doctor doctors the doctor the way the doctor he is doctoring doctors? Or does the doctor doctors the way the doctor who doctors doctor?

"When a doctor falls ill another doctor doctor's the doctor. Does the doctor doctoring the doctors doctor the doctor in his own way or does the doctor doctoring the doctor doctors the doctor in the doctor ' s way"

13. We surely shall see the sun shine shortly. Whether the weather be fine, Or whether the weather be not, Whether the weather be cold Or whether the weather be hot, We'll weather the weather Whatever the weather, Whether we like it or not. Watch? Whether the weather is hot.

Whether the weather is cold. Whether the weather is either or not. It is whether we like it or not.

14. Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely .

15. A flea and a fly in a flue Said the fly "Oh what should we do" Said the flea" Let us fly Said the fly" Let us flee" So they flew through a flaw in the flue

16. If you tell Tom to tell a tongue-twister his tongue will be twisted as tongue-twister twists tongues.

17. Mr. See owned a saw. And Mr. Soar owned a seesaw. Now See’s saw sawed Soars seesaw Before Soar saw See, Which made Soar sore. Had Soar seen See's saw Before See sawed Soar ' s seesaw, See ' s saw would not have sawed Soar ' s seesaw. So See's saw sawed Soars seesaw. But it was sad to see Soar so sore just because See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw.....

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

How to Be Productive at Work

Getting started: Start with understanding and doing your assigned task. Remember, taking the first step is always difficult, but if you do not take that one step you can never achieve your goals. Don't get worried with the task assigned, if it is new to you. Ask required questions to better understand assigned task. Once you get started, everything will come in easy.
Stay Healthy: Bad health can also be a possible reason for being unproductive. Before you go to work; take your breakfast, rest well and research about your duties.
Make an appointment with yourself: Give yourself at least 30 minutes during the day. This will enable you to concentrate and focus your attention on the matters at hand. Give yourself time to think and concentrate as you tackle your job and projects. These uninterrupted 30 minutes will give fruitful results in the long run.
Utilize your prime time: We all have a specific time of the day when we have lots of vigor and zest and a greater ability to think and concentrate. Work out when you have your high energy levels and tackle your most important work at that time. Try to arrange meetings, appointments and other activities at another time of the day.
Avoid unplanned meetings: Spontaneous meetings are real interrupters as well as huge time-wasters and productivity destroyers. They break your concentration, disturb your thought process while undermine your momentum. The next time someone comes into your office or sits by your desk and start making he/she comfortable, say that you are in the middle of an important project. Then ask if you could get together at a mutually convenient time later in the day or week. This is called a polite excuse.
Schedule your meetings with staff and colleagues: In most offices, time is wasted when people get up from their desks to ask their colleagues a question. Fix a specific time to meet colleagues for queries. Best is the time slot which does not fall in the peak hours of work.
Take breaks: It is a fact that taking breaks periodically during the day relax your body and nerves and refreshes you for the tasks ahead. Ensure that you take small breaks all day. It could be a walk to the water cooler from your office/room or a visit to the photocopy machine/fax/printer.
Planning required: Establish a routine of listing your daily and weekly tasks. This will allow you to have your most productive week all the time. Start your day an extra 15 minutes early to do this planning every day. Write down the top 3 important things you must do that day. Plan your upcoming week on Sunday evening.
Drop unimportant tasks: Delete the non-essential items from your to-do list. The best way to do this is to prioritize and complete your most important things first.
Enjoy your time at work: Being productive and competitive in official business doesn't mean that you have to be serious all the time. Smiling doesn't mean you're not working hard. Be enthusiastic as well as competitive. Stay positive, that way you can face and win challenges better.
Be a Team Player: Don't be afraid to collaborate with others. Don't wait for your boss to tell you what to do
Learn from criticism: Be a sport and never immediately reject critiques from others, even if you do not like or respect them. Sometimes people you do not like may be giving you more honest feedback than you can get from others.
Acclimatize: Adapting is in the nature of living beings. Those who do not adapt, become extinct.
Upgrade your learning: Always be on the lookout for opportunities to learn and improve your skills. Look for good seminars and training.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Is There a Key to Success? getting organizedSuccess means different things to different people. For some it means making a lot of money. For others it means being famous or having a loving relationship at home. Or it may mean doing the work you love on a schedule that meets your own needs. Most people wait for success, thinking it will find them. Usually it doesn't. You have to make space for success to happen. Just as there are many kinds of success, there are many ways to achieve it.

Put another way, there is no one key to success; there are many keys. Here are the most important ones:

  • Define success: Be clear about what success means to you. Is it getting high marks on your performance? Losing weight or running a marathon? Or perhaps you want to achieve financial independence. Whatever your definition of success, it must be clear to you. You can't hope for success without knowing what you are trying to achieve!

  • Have a plan of action: A plan of action is concrete and takes you a step closer to achieving success. Whatever your goal, you need a plan that includes focused activities, a schedule, and ongoing support from others. Having a plan helps you get organized. It also gives you a clear sense of purpose. You know exactly what you need to do.

  • Set milestones: Once you've got a goal, or goals, it's important to break them down into smaller, achievable targets so you don't feel overwhelmed and can measure your progress along the way. Too often people give up too soon. Celebrating wins, no matter how small, will help you keep up momentum. Rewarding yourself gives you the motivation to continue.

  • Set a timeline: Squandering time is a surefire way to guarantee that you won't succeed. By setting a timeline for your accomplishments, you put yourself under pressure to perform. This increases the pace at which you approach the success you're looking for.

  • Enjoy yourself: This is perhaps the most crucial key to success. Often the journey is just as much fun or more so than where you finally end up. When you achieve success, you need to be able to look back and feel happy that you chose the path you did. If you look back only to see a trail of wasted opportunities and missed moments then your success has come at too high a price.
  • Success doesn't depend on wishing or on luck. It requires two things -- a dream and elbow grease. If you don't have both, success will always stay just outside your grasp.

    Ways to Improve Your English Skills

    How to improve your English skills

    There are many ways to improve your level of English, but only you can find the right way for you. Here are a few tips that might help:-


    Learning is a skill and it can be improved.

    Your path to learning effectively is through knowing

    • yourself
    • your capacity to learn
    • processes you have successfully used in the past
    • your interest, and knowledge of what you wish to learn

    Motivate yourself

    If you are not motivated to learn English you will become frustrated and give up. Ask yourself the following questions, and be honest:-

    • Why do you need to learn/improve English?
    • Where will you need to use English?
    • What skills do you need to learn/improve? (Reading/Writing/Listening/Speaking)
    • How soon do you need to see results?
    • How much time can you afford to devote to learning English.
    • How much money can you afford to devote to learning English.
    • Do you have a plan or learning strategy?

    Set yourself achievable goals

    You know how much time you can dedicate to learning English, but a short time each day will produce better, longer-term results than a full day on the weekend and then nothing for two weeks.

    Joining a short intensive course could produce better results than joining a course that takes place once a week for six months.

    Here are some goals you could set yourself:-

    • Join an English course (and attend regularly).
    • Do your homework.
    • Read a book a month.
    • Learn a new word every day.
    • Visit an English speaking forum every day.
    • Read a news article on the net every day.
    • Do 10 minutes listening practice every day.
    • Watch an English film at least once a month.
    • Follow a soap, comedy or radio or TV drama.

    A good way to meet your goals is to establish a system of rewards and punishments.

    Decide on a reward you will give yourself for fulfilling your goals for a month.

    • A bottle of your favorite drink
    • A meal out / or a nice meal at home
    • A new outfit
    • A manicure or massage

    Understanding how you learn best may also help you.

    There are different ways to learn. Find out what kind of learner you are in order to better understand how to learn more effectively..

    The visual learner

    Do you need to see your teacher during lessons in order to fully understand the content of a lesson?

    Do you prefer to sit at the front of the classroom to avoid visual obstructions (e.g. people's heads)?

    Do you think in pictures and learn best from visual displays including: diagrams, illustrated text books, overhead transparencies, videos, flipcharts and hand-outs?

    During a lecture or classroom discussion, do you prefer to take detailed notes to absorb the information?

    !Learning Tip - you may benefit from taking part in traditional English lessons, but maybe private lessons would be better.

    The auditory learner

    Do you learn best through verbal lectures, discussions, talking things through and listening to what others have to say?

    Do you interpret the underlying meanings of speech through listening to tone of voice, pitch, speed and other nuances?

    Does written information have little meaning until you hear it?

    !Learning Tip - you may benefit from listening to the radio or listening to text as you read it. You could try reading text aloud and using a tape recorder to play it back to yourself.

    The Tactile/Kinesthetic learner

    Do you learn best through a hands-on approach, actively exploring the physical world around you?

    Do you find it hard to sit still for long periods?

    Do you become distracted easily?

    !Learning Tip - you may benefit from taking an active part in role plays or drama activities.


    Use self-study grammar books.

    Practice forming meaningful sentences. Make positive statements, negative, turn statements into questions, make active statements passive. Turn past tense sentences into present tense sentences etc. etc.

    Learn the different tenses. Learn by heart a simple example sentence using each tense.

    Do online exercises. Keep a note of how you did and go back in a few weeks to see how you have improved.

    !On this site:- Use the grammar pages to learn new grammar and then test yourself.


    Use self-study vocabulary books.

    Expose yourself to as much English as possible by reading, watching the TV, films or the news and listening to the radio or music.

    Do online exercises. Keep a note of how you did and go back in a few weeks to see how you have improved.

    Use stick it notes and label things around your home.

    Vocabulary webs

    Build a vocabulary web to organize your vocabulary about certain subjects.

    For example your personal life:-

    and then extend it:-

    and then extend it further...

    Flash cards

    Start a flash cards box.

    Buy or cut out some cards all the same size.

    Draw or cut out some pictures.

    Paste the pictures onto one side of the card and write the correct word on the other side.

    Put new words in the front of the box.

    Test yourself using either the pictures, the words or both.

    If you have forgotten a word bring it to the front of the box.

    !Learning tip - Use the vocabulary pages to learn new vocabulary thematically and in context.


    Make sure you have the right software to take advantage of what is available on the WWW. You can download players and find links to online radio stations at , and .

    Try some of the radio stations I recommend on my broadcasts page.

    Films in English are an excellent language resource. Follow my tips on how to use films to improve your English.

    Keep up to date with current events and watch an English-language news station, such as BBC World. Watch news reports on events you are already aware of.

    Find out how to switch languages on your TV. If you have digital or satellite TV there are several channels that broadcast in multiple languages. Eurosport is one and Euronews is another.

    !Learning tip:- Use English magazine Ezine pages to find some interesting articles to listen to.

    !Learning tip:- Use the dictation pages to test your understanding.


    Learn the phonetic alphabet.

    List words that have the same sound add to the lists as you learn more words.

    For example words that rhyme with me:-

    Work on one problem sound at a time. Read slowly concentrating on the pronunciation of particular words. Record yourself, keep the tape and record yourself later, have you improved? Don't be shy - ask a friend to listen to the tape too.

    Don't worry about sounding like a native, it is more important to speak clearly and pleasantly than it is to sound like the Queen.

    The most important thing to think about is can people understand you? If you have a problem being understood then find someone who speaks English clearly and try to mimic their accent.

    Talk to friends who are also learning English. Go out together for coffee and only speak English to each other!

    Find native English speaking friends:-

    • You can find ePals on the Internet!
    • Visit an Irish/English/Australian theme pub. Often, the waiters and waitresses come from English-speaking countries, the menu is often in English too!
    • You can find pen pals through specialist magazines. See Resources Page for details of a few.
    • Join an English club or conversation group. Around the world there are many English speaking clubs, these clubs aren't just for expats but for people interested in the English way of life. They are friendly and fun. For a list of English clubs click here. Check magazines as well as your phone book, your local newspaper and your local university. Or if there isn't one in your area - start one! Place an advertisement in yourr newspaper for people interested in starting a group or go to Meetup.

    Every week I run an English conversation group on Pal Talk - that way you get to speak to me and to other learners and native speakers.

    !Learning tip:- Use pronunciation pages to improve your understanding.


    Make a habit of reading regularly. Read as many English books, newspapers and magazines as you can find. Again this should be fun so make sure the texts you choose are not too difficult for you. If the book or article you are reading is a chore, then find something easier. You could even try reading graded books written especially for ESL learners.

    Find an author you like and read all their books. By doing this you will get used to the style of a particular author and the typical vocabulary and grammar they use. As you read more of his/her books you will find it easier and easier.

    If you have a local library, find out if they stock English books or if they have bilingual editions of English classics. Or ask them to stock English translations of books you are already familiar with.

    Try reading things more than once. Read something and then read it again a few weeks/months later. You should find your understanding has improved.

    Discuss what you have read. I am more than happy to discuss books with you on the forum.

    !Learning Tip - don't try to understand every word. Try to understand the overall meaning of a sentence or passage.

    !Learning Tip - don't translate - only use a dictionary if a word keeps appearing in a text and you still don't understand it.


    Get the most out of your dictionary by understanding how to use it well. You can use your dictionary to find words, for meaning, for pronunciation, to check your spelling and to understand explanations.

    Copy out short passages of English text from newspapers, magazines or books.

    Try dictation exercises. You can do this online or get friends to read out text for you to write and then check your writing - concentrate on spelling and punctuation.

    There are many forums on the net, find one about your interests or hobbies. Apologize if you think you have made any mistakes and politely ask for feedback.

    Find English speaking pen friends:-

    • You can find ePals on the Internet!


    Travel to an English speaking country:-

    • England is only a few hours flight away.
    • Specialist holidays are available to improve your English.
    • Take an English speaking tour or activity holiday.

    Spend your time on things that interest you. If you like cooking then buy an English-language cookbook or find recipes on the net and practice following the recipes. You'll soon know if you have made a mistake!

    Keep something English on you (books, newspapers, cassettes, flash cards) all day and every day, you never know when you might have 5 spare minutes.

    If you are too tired to actively practice just relax and listen to some English pop songs or radio stations.

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