Saturday, June 30, 2012

Another Example of Unconditio​nal Love....

After a mother chimpanzee who lived in a zoo died, one of the zoo's employees took the baby chimp home to care for it. It never crossed his mind that his dog, who had recently given birth would adopt the chimp and raise it with her pups. Judging by the look on her face at times, she is not quite sure why this particular    offspring has hands to grab her with. 

Now that portrays unconditional love. Something to think about!!!!!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Duo Characters of women.....

Are you aware that women have duo characters? 

When they talk to friends outside, they are so feminine and gentle. If you are one lady who is reading my blog, you might agree with me. If you are the attractive and the sexy one, with your sweet words and a lovely heart, many people would adore you. You could easily capture plenty of secret admirers and some might even fall for you. In the mind of most men, they proclaim you as the most ideal woman to look for. Your entire personality and character is considered as prefect.

Hmmm!! Gentlemen be careful! Women being women, when you are just normal friend to them they could be so nice and sweet to us. Only when they fall for you and later when both become love mate or soul mate, things might change a bit. Love actually has patience but when women are deeply in love, they might loose their patience. As friends they are with us, they have patience but when in love for too long a period they forget the real meaning of what is patient. Their character or behaviour to their loved one could be rude and easily be angered. They no longer has the ear to listen. Instead they dictate and control with their powerful voice and feat. 

Do you think they are aware of these changes in them? I believe they don't! They might not even know that they are at wrong. Unless someone could enlighten them. Or please read my blog for some understanding of woman's behaviour.

For all ladies - "Love is patient & Love is kind".

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Good Parenting....

Two of my grandsons are not in talking term. Bryan is 12 and Barry is 8. Bryan being the elder brother seemed bossy, were using his authority to control Barry. Raising his voice and throwing his temper, he found hard to overrule the smart and witty younger brother.

Since they are staying afar from me, I had to talk to Bryan on the phone. I asked him whether he likes his father to scold him or he prefers his dad to talk nicely with him when he faces problems at home. Bryan said he prefers the father to use a softer language. 

I related this true story to Bryan. When my children were young, I only knew how to punish them by the cane. Out of the three common ways (Threat, Incentives & The Heart) to teach my children, I only applied threat all the time. Not doing well in studies, cane. Caught playing outside, cane. Caught watching TV and not doing homework, cane again. Very few incentives were given and though love was in my heart for them, I didn't show it to them. I thought the best way was the big cane cause I was also brought up by the same cane from my adopted parents. There were no motivation and inspiration given and later when I became father myself, I too didn't know how to use them either. So! Now that my children became father themselves, they applied the same method which I was treating them too. Yes! It's tit for tat! And I really regretted it.

I continued to explain... Given a chance to start life again, which I know it's not possible, I would rather apply Incentives and The heart to spur and pep my young sons. I should have spoken softly and gently with emotion to inspire them to study harder. I should have win their heart with my caring heart as well and not just the cane to frighten them. 

Bryan, please do me a favour. If you want your father to change, please don't just scold and shout at your younger brother. I'm sure Barry won't like this arrogance approach too. Try to speak softly when you need his help, and when he is making a wrong, explain nicely with him. If you could make Barry likes you without threat, I will consider you as a winner for the family. By doing so, your father would be impressed with your character and manner. Perhaps he too might change his way of interacting with you guys at home. Though I had failed to be an understanding father but it's not too late to be the most likeable grandfather who understands now. 

People Quotes on Parenting
“The greatest gift you can give to somebody is your own personal development. I used to say, "If you will take care of me, I will take care of you." Now I say, "I will take care of me for you if you will take care of you for me" Jim Rohn

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Earn more but pay less taxes......

A couple of years ago, this special friend was only earning $50,000 per year, this person was unhappy. Tax payable was less than $2000 then. Unhappy because the earning was too little.

Last year this friend was earning $200,000 plus, and tax payable is $20,000 now. However this person is still unhappy and the heart is even more painful than ever. Reason... The tax payable is equivalent for paying another house. This person wants to earn more but reluctant to pay more taxes.

I'm just wondering, if one day if this friend is going to earn more than a Million and the taxes are more than $200,000, would this amount blast the  heart! I can't imagine if everyone earns and refuses to pay taxes, how would the nation grows. If one is earning less, is fair for the person to pay less in tax but  when we earn much more, is always reasonable to pay more taxes as well. In everything we do, we have to be fair. Otherwise why termed yourself as God fearing but not law abiding, and have the intention to evade taxes due to the country. As for me, I'm too glad to pay my taxes because is only when I'm still healthy and needed that I could earn and be eligible to be taxed. If ever one day, I don't need to pay any more taxes, that will be the day I am no longer on earth. I hope this great friend could change too.

For my special friend - "When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income" - Plato quotes.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Pretend to be busy....

I personally believe all professionals in whatever professions they are in, have some form of dishonesty in their practices. 

Example: You might want to make an appointment to see a dentist or to consult a lawyer. Very seldom you might have a chance to see them the same day you call. Their nurse or the secretary would fix a date of a few days or a week later for you. If you insist earlier, they might reluctantly help you by cancelling another client's appointment for you instead. To you is a favour given by the dentist or the lawyer, and you feel great over them. 

I have good friends who are in these professions. According to them, by allowing a new customer or an ordinary customer to walk in for an immediate consultation might not seem good. An established and a successful professional ought to be busy with full appointments for the week. If an appointment is granted sooner, you are like telling others you are not so busy. A not so busy person tends to portrait himself as not successful. And most people like to seek a good dentist or an excellent lawyer. So! If they are not busy, then they have to pretend to be fully occupied. They have to know how to camouflage their practices as though they are the best in town. 

What about myself? Okay! I would be frank to you guys but promise you don't tell my tricks to others. When John, Prisicilla or Siva call to see me, I would pretend to see my personal diary first. Telling them the whole week is busy, cause need to see the PM, CEO and The Chairman. But since John, Priscilla  and Siva are so important to me, I would cancel all these appointments with our PM, CEO and The Chairman. Instead I would see them first. Believe me! They laugh until they fall flat. 

Food for thought - "A bee is never as busy as it seems; it's just that it can't buzz any slower." --Kin Hubbard

Monday, June 25, 2012

Professional Ethics between The Asian & The West.

Is Honesty the best policy? It depends....

In Asian this could happen. A Mercedes owner send his car to a mechanic, cause there is an irritating sound rattling beneath the car floor board. Immediately the mechanic crawls underneath his car for a quick inspection. On checking he realises it is only a tiny nut not properly tighten. However he tells the owner it might take him awhile to fully check the unhidden fault and requests the owner to come back in a couple of hours. As soon as the owner leaves, the mechanic gets the nut tighten in just a few minutes. Few hours later, when the owner comes back, he is charged for $300 which is a few minutes' repair. Mechanic may exaggerate that a heavy repair is done. Owner is too pleased to pay and fully satisfies with the repair. $300 charge is worth the waiting for the big boss.

In The West this could happen. Everything is the same as above, except... Upon detecting the faultiness of the loose nut, mechanic would immediately tighten the nut while he is still beneath the car. After the quick job is done, he would charge $300 and the owner would pay willingly at the same time. 

Reason for not arguing over the high repair charges for a quick job; The mechanic is efficient in detecting the mistake. By doing so, he has saved much time for the owner and he could continue his journey without interruption. The $300 is worth all the effort. 

Not the Asian. If the mechanic would reveal the truth, the big boss might not pay a $300 job for a few minutes' repair. By being not honest, the owner is willing to pay $300 for a few hours untruthful task. So readers... Who is right and who is wrong? You tell me please!!! 

My belief - "Integrity is doing the right thing, even if nobody is watching".

Sunday, June 24, 2012

How sharp is your mind?

Is a Sunday, relax and please read the above. Ponder your mind and see who is the guilty one. Let me know if you could. Okay?

Saturday, June 23, 2012


Can you catch this joke?

Two guys are sitting on a bar stool. One starts to insult the other one.
He screams, “I slept with your mother!” The bar gets quiet as everyone
listens to see what the other weasel will do.
The first again yells, “I SLEPT WITH YOUR MOTHER!”

The other says, “Go home dad you’re drunk.”


Friday, June 22, 2012

I always treat all my clients important.....

Selling tips.

Someone asked... Which is the most difficult part in selling life insurance?

To me.. Not prospecting, not the learning of our products or new rules & regulations, not the cold calling on  telephones, not the approaching of customers, not the creating of new sales or repeated sales, not the rejection by customers, not the serving and servicing, not the assisting in making claims, not the getting of  support from the main office BUT rather how to satisfy all my clients happily and smiling with me.

No prospect would buy from an unfriendly agent. The minute they like you and are very comfortable with you, signing up their cases are definitely easy. However when they like you too much, especially agent like Robert Foo who is so sweet and pleasant, they expect him to stay close with them all the time. BUT! God gives us only 24 hours a day, and one year we have only 365 days to live. If you happened to be like Robert Foo who has more than a thousand clients to cater, do you have sufficient time for all of them!!! Not forgetting to be successful, one has to live a balanced or rounded life. You can't be working and selling everyday. You need rest and relaxation. You need to spend time with your loved one. You need time for holidays. Also don't forget your health and exercise. What about community work for the needed one outside your working environment. God is fair to you, but have you spend time with him too. So! Your old and new clients love you and they expect you to see them more often. Do you think you could still have the extra time for them? Not easy! Right?

My formula is... I take all my clients as good friends who are important to me. Being that they are very important to me, I could remember their names, including their families. I remember every story they related, I remember their aspiration and dreams, and I remember their sorrow and sadness if ever happened. I might not be able to see them as often as possible, but the minute I could speak to them in person or on phone, I remember everything that I last spoke with them. If they were doing well, I know but if they were not doing well and had problems, I would be the first to appear in front of them. Why? Because they are my good friends. 

Unless you have this passion of approaching clients, you might not succeed in selling life insurance on a long term basic.  I speak from my heart.

Food for thoughtA customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us – we are dependent on him - Unknown

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Good news might not sell......

I have not been buying newspaper for the past two years. Those days I used to read my early morning paper over a cup of coffee before I start my work. Perhaps it might take an hour or so to finish all the news and stories. Today I no longer enjoy reading them, because there are more bad news than good news on all the pages. I rather start my day with a high positive note than over a negative thought. The head line could be on violent, accidents, rapes, racial conflicts, corruption and abuses. I seldom see the wonderful news which could pep my day, but rather only those sorrowful and painful news that hurt and disturb.

I wonder... Does the world loves to read and hear of bad news more? Or is it bad news could fetch a higher commercial value? Or the media does not have the ability to gather and seek for beautiful news on earth? Don't believe me, please read The CNN International from top to the end, you hardly could get one topic which might energize you positively. So sad! 

Though I don't buy newspaper any more, I still read them Online. Read those which benefit and drop those that disturb. Otherwise click onto Wisdom of Life and let me spur your day. Okay friends?

Michael Jackson once said, "People write negatives things, cause they feel that's what sells. Good news to them, doesn't sell".

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Heaven on Earth...............

Tan is only 60 years old and recently he had requested an early retirement from his hotel job. Out of curiosity  I asked him why he opted to quit even though his employer didn't restricted his age to work.

He said he is tired of working after working for more than 40 years. He wants to take life easy and hope he could die sooner so that he could go to heaven earlier. 

Mind! What a negative reply from this friend! I asked him... What makes you so sure that you can be allowed into Heaven? He couldn't say a word!  I threw him another question... If you cannot feel to be in heaven on earth now. I doubt you have a chance to be admitted to the real Heaven later! He was totally at lost.

My explanation... Heaven is only meant for those happy souls. In order to qualify for the entry, you have to be joyful and stay happy all the time on earth till your last breath. The qualification needed is to have a loving heart. A loving person has patience, kind, doesn't envy, not boastful, not proud, not rude, no self seeking, not easily angered, keeps no record of wrongs, doesn't delight in evil but always rejoices with the truth and remain cheerful all the time. He could feel almost like he is in Heaven on earth. Unless you have this feeling, the next Heaven elsewhere might not be in existence for you. 

Though Tan is a Buddhist, nobody has ever logic this simple term of heavenly world to him. I'm glad he accepted my little preaching and promised to change his way of life from now onwards.

Food for thought - "There is only path to Heaven. On Earth, we call it Love" - Henry David Thoreau Quotes

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

What is the most blessed prayer?

When I was a small child, I used to see my mother prayed. Being a Taoist herself, she worshipped the Heavenly God and many other idols. I could hear her seeking for favours, luck and many other blessings while praying. I thought life was easy! If you don't have luck, just ask and God would give them to you. On the hand, I saw many poor families and their children were deprived of going to school. I was wondering why God wasn't helping them. Or was it, they didn't know how to ask God for favours! Mum didn't explained either.

After walking the many years of life, meeting the uncountable amount of people, learning all the religious texts available and experiencing those unforgettable obstacles of life, today, I believe the most blessed prayers are those from people who pray for you. Not the prayers you speak to God. You might be very religious, extremely holy and never miss a single prayer for the day, you still can't challenge those blessed prayers that others are sincerely praying for you. 

Well! Why should others be praying for you? Simple! If you are really a kind hearted person, helping people unconditionally, generous and a willing giver, you bound to be loved by many. When you have touched the heart and soul of others, these friends would naturally be thinking and praying for you silently without you even knowing. Immaterial of what faith and belief they belong to, their sincere prayers for you are the most blessed one. This blessing is a form of divine energy and force, which would protect and shield you from evil and the unknown. Though I'm not a religious person, I believe I have benefited from my surrounding. Thanks God! I have wonderful friends and worldwide readers who are positively energising me... In Prayers from them.

Zig Ziglar favorite quote - "You can have everything you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want" 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Are you a good dad????

Yesterday was Fathers Day. Though I treat my children more like friend nowadays, they still couldn't forget I'm still the father to my big family. Two of my sons wished me on phone. Exceptionally Alvin being working afar, he sent me a message. He said, "It's Fathers Day, the prefect time to let you know how grateful I am for everything you do. I Love You dad".

Meanwhile Chee Ying, my second daughter in law who is a practising lawyer in Singapore also sent me another wishes. She said, "Happy Fathers Day. We are sorry we are unable to celebrate with you today but we want to let you know that you are in our thoughts always. Hope your girlfriends can do a good job by keeping you happy!;) Thank you for being the best father in law one can ask for".

That few asterisks !;) she wrote, pondered my mind!

As quickly I replied Alvin and Chee Ying with this message...
A Happy father is to see his children grow.
A more Happier father is to know his children getting marry.
A most Happiest father is to have his children becoming good father as well.
A Successful father is one being naughty as ever and yet his daughters in law still adore and love him much.
May I know I qualify all these four?"

Alvin replied, "You are more than qualified" & Chee Ying said, "Passed with flying colours".

Wow! Their words made my day.

I like this quote - "Any man can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad".

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The knothole.........................

Sunday's laugh....
A little old lady was walking down the street dragging two large plastic garbage bags behind her. One of the bags was ripped and every once in a while a $20 fell out onto the sidewalk.

Noticing this, a policeman stopped her, and said, "Ma'am, there are $20 bills falling out of that bag."

"Oh, really? Darn it!" said the little old lady. "I'd better go back and see if I can find them. Thanks for telling me officer."

"Well, now, not so fast," said the cop. "Where did you get all that money? You didn't steal it, did you?"

"Oh, no, no," said the old lady. "You see, my back yard is right next to a Golf course. A lot of Golfers come and pee through a knot hole in my fence, right into my flower Garden. It used to really tick me off. Kills the flowers, you know. Then I thought, 'why not make the best of it?'  So, now, I stand behind the fence by the knot hole, real quiet, with my hedge clippers. Every time some guy sticks his thing through my fence, I surprise him, grab hold of it and say, 'O.K., buddy! Give me $20, or off it comes.'"

"Well, that seems only fair," said the cop, laughing. "OK. Good luck! Oh, by the way, what's in the other bag?"

"Not everybody pays." 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Six Golden Rules for F***ing

1. F***ing twice a week is good for your health but harmful if done every day.

2. F***ing gives proper relaxation for your mind and body.

3. F***ing refreshes you.

4. After f***ing don't eat too much; go for more liquids.

5. Try to do f***ing in bed because it can save you valuable energy.

6. F***ing can even reduce your cholesterol level.

SO REMEMBER - *FASTING* is good for your health - and may God cleanse your Dirty Mind!

Friday, June 15, 2012

What retirement he is talking???

Last week I was reading this Head line... 
"Government tabled bill to raise minimum retirement age to 60".

Really! I didn't know I had passed that age. Or our Government is too slow in considering raising the age much higher. Forty four years ago, when I first started to work at a tender age of 20, I was introduced to the compulsory contribution of the Employee Provident Fund (Retirement Saving) or in short we called it as EPF. I knew nothing of this contribution, and I had to be explained by the chief clerk then. He said it was good for me and I should benefit when I reach the age of 55. The entire saving plus interest would be given then. Those days the retirement age was 55. However I had no thought and desire for it, because the number 55 was too far for me to visualize. Now and today, I had gone passed this 55 and I couldn't imagine I had out beat the retirement age of 55 or 57, and now they are considering 60.

If I had the chance to speak to our Minister, I would tell him that retiring at age 60 is still too young for our Malaysian. Please look at me, physically I don't look like an old man. If I could stand beside him, I'm sure I would look younger than him too. Not forgetting my age is actually older than him. In fact my heart felt age is only 34 at the moment. I'm still playful and naughty. Don't believe, please read my blog to see for yourself. Heart is strong and loving. Mind is aggressive and full of energy. How to retire when my mind is still so creative and willing to share and give. Thanks God! I didn't wait for the Government to raise the retirement age. Otherwise today nobody will employ me. Instead I took the challenge to self employed myself, when I turn my hobby into a career. Am I going to retire? No way! As long as I live, I will stay fit and well to focus into my hobby and working career.

For all Malaysian - "Growing Old is Mandatory - Growing Up is Optional" - Chili Davis quotes

Thursday, June 14, 2012

FILIAL SON...........................

I was crying while reading this story which I like to share....

Filial piety has become a hot issue in Taiwan after video of a middle-aged man carrying his frail mother into the Chi Mei Hospital went viral, touching hearts all over the country. Now people want to know more about the man in the video.

On Sunday, the local Apple Daily  confirmed the man's identity as Ting Tsu-chi, who retired from the Bureau    of Investigation in the southern city of Tainan five years ago. He applied  for early retirement in order to take care of his elderly mother. Three days ago, the video of Ting carrying his seriously ill mother to see doctors was re posted on the net repeatedly. Many netizens have dubbed him  "the model of filial piety," and other users said he is the "25th filial exemplar," with his story titled, "He wrapped  his mother in cotton cloth." The 24 Filial Exemplars is a classic text  written on filial piety by Guo Jujing during the Yuan dynasty (1271-1368).

Ting Tsu-chi, 62, has stayed mum on the incident, and when reporters asked his former colleagues to ask him for an interview, he told his friends to tell the reporters, "These are my personal affairs, I would rather not."

His neighbors said they have hardly any interaction with Ting so they don't have any impression of him, yet when looking at the photo of him carrying his mother to the hospital, one neighbors said, "It's incredible to see such a scene in today's world."

Ting talked to his former boss Mo    Tien-hu, currently the chief of the Tainan Bureau of Investigation, about    the incident in a phone call, saying his mother has had a stroke and can't move well, and last month she broke her leg. Ting reportedly said that because his mother is fragile and thin, sitting in a wheelchair would be    not suitable for her, as her broken leg could be hurt if it bumped into  anything. He decided using a wrapping cloth to carry his mother would be  the best option to take her into the hospital.

According to Mo, Ting's father died in 2006 and his mother was depressed after losing her husband. She asked Ting to take her back to mainland China to see relatives, and he complied. At the time, he was up for promotion at the Bureau of Investigation, but he  passed it up to take care of his parents.

''When I was small, you carry me; When you  grow old, I carry you'' newspaper commended as saying. These  words touched many a heart.

''Filial piety'' is deeply embraced in ancient Chinese culture, teachings and philosophy. Keep sharing this beautiful story with  your friends........

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cold calling for self development...

Omprakash and Madhan are both 27, graduates and had no selling experience yet. One is an IT professional and the other is an auditor. Recently they approached me, and was trying to recruit me into their new found direct selling scheme. Instead of being recruited, I assisted them to be a better salesperson.

To be a good sales professional, one has to start with the basic first. Since both of them had no any form of selling experiences before, I advised them to start with the cold calling first for self development. Walk into any shopping malls, approach anyone you like, introduce yourself and try to befriend strangers. If you could make friends from such cold calls, then you would understand what is selling. The only way to build confidence and to overcome fear is to see and approach as many strangers as possible. Not just a few prospects but by the hundreds. If you could see and meet the thousand, you will have the heart of the lion. The experiences you gather would change your entire personality. Both young men were inspired with my proposal and they promised that they would attempt cold calling soon.

Last night I had the chance to meet them again. They were too eager to brief me on their recent cold calling at two different malls. Though they had not seen the hundred strangers yet, but by their words and movement, I could sense that they definitely had improved tremendously. They had overcome their fear of meeting people and they spoke with much confidence now. They were frank to admit that those first few calls were terribly scary  and they had goose pimples while talking. I was glad that both took my challenge and I'm sure they will do well if they continue to do cold calling to acquire the selling skills. I wish them luck.

Charles M. Schwab: Sales Motivation Quotes
The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor find much fun in life. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Computer could be addictive....

Are you addicted to the iPhone or the iPad Tablet? Most young people are!

Last weekend two of my grand sons (age 11 & 8) and two of their girl friends (age 10 & 7) visited my home together with their parents. They pestered the mum to take them here. However when there were around, all the four children were playing their iPhone or surfing the tablets. Non were interested to chat with me. Finally it was the uncle who raised his voice that all immediately locked their playthings away.

Same thing happened again at my home last night, when one of my brother in law brought his family over. His two sons (aged 26 & 24) were with him. We hadn't met for quite awhile and it was good for them to visit me. While the parents were chatting with me, his both sons were on their Tablets. I believe they were on some exciting computer games. My brother in law didn't say a word over the two boys and that's when I raised my voice then.

I told them on their face... You might be the most cleverest and intelligent person who are good in the computer world, but do not know how to offer your sincere attention to the one in front of you, you lose the respect instantly. A person who has manner always face and talk to the one in front. Though you are here for more than half an hour, your time was given only to your iPad. You treated us as we were not in existence. How could you be able to do well in life!  An advice from me! Whenever I speak with anyone and my phone rings, I will change the mode to silent. Even the friends might insist that I should pick the call first, I will always tell them that they are more important than the call. They would be flattered. 

Tips - To win friends, always treat them important.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Don't be too smart when you need help....

A friend introduced me to a prospect who was interested to insure his expensive house. His telephone number was given, and before I could meet him, I thought it was nice to call him first. 

On the phone, he wanted me to advise him what is the best recommendation and advice that I could provide. Before I could say a word, these remarks were thrown over the line on me. He said... He doesn't trust on insurance companies and insurance agents, they always make customers to pay unnecessary extra premium for coverage not needed. They always try to benefit more than their customers. Now please tell me what you could offer.

I was really irritated but I kept reminding myself to stay calm. Instead of offering my sincere informations and suggestions, I told him that I will send over by post the proposal form with some write up for him to read. Assuring him that full details will be attached. Without him realising he missed the best advices from a most professional agent in town. Reason... Because he thought he was smart and being smart myself too, he has to learn the hard way by himself. Why should I be degraded by someone who thought they know everything. 

Moral of the story; If you need help, don't try to be too smart. Listen first to understand and then ask.

Food for thought - "A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether" - Roy H Williams

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Getting old is kind of funny - sometimes

Couple in their 90's are both having problems remembering things. During a checkup, the doctor tells them that they're physically okay, but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember… 

Later that night, while watching TV, the old man gets up from his chair. 'Want anything while I'm in the kitchen?' he asks. 

'Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?' 


'Don't you think you should write it down so you can remember it?' she asks. 

'No, I can remember it.' 

'Well, I'd like some strawberries on top, too. Maybe you should write it down, so as not to forget it?'

He says, 'I can remember that. You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries.' 

'I'd also like whipped cream. I'm certain you'll forget that, write it down?' she asks. 

Irritated, he says, 'I don't need to write it down, I can remember it! Ice cream with strawberries and whipped 
cream - I got it, for goodness sake!' 

Then he toddles into the kitchen. After about 20 minutes, The old man returns from the kitchen and hands his 
wife a plate of bacon and eggs.. She stares at the plate for a moment. 

'Where's my toast ?' 

P.S. I hope it won't happen to me.

Saturday, June 09, 2012

How could you tell your bride is a virgin???

Naughty Joke for the weekend...

Mario is planning to marry and asks his family doctor how he could tell if his bride-to-be is still a virgin.

His doctor says, “Mario, all the Italian men I know use three things for what we call a Do-It-Yourself Virginity Test Kit  – A small can of red paint, a small can of blue paint and a shovel.”

Mario asks, “And what do I do with these things, doc?”

The doctor replies, “Before you climb into bed on your wedding night, you paint one of your balls red and the other ball blue.

If she says, ‘That’s the strangest pair of balls I’ve ever seen!’ ………you hit her with the shovel.

Friday, June 08, 2012

The definition of exercise.......

Over a casual discussion with some male friends, this question was raised... "What is the definition of exercising?" When my turn came, I told them this.. "According to The International World Health Body, it confirmed that as long as one moves vigorously his physical, with the heart beats until one sweats and with at least 20 minutes of intense movement. This is exercise".

Brisk walking isn't considered as real exercise because the heart doesn't beat fast enough. Surprisingly love making is defined as exercise, especially when both parties are on a marathon run for more than 20 minutes, with heavy sweating and pumping. 

All my friends were delighted to the definition but some were frank to admit that they couldn't last more than 20 minutes and their heart were not beating fast either. In order to enlighten them further, they promised to pay for the extra drinks and meals.

This was what I told them. All sportsmen have to be trained in order to be good in their games or sports. They have to constantly run to build up stamina and they have to carry weight to build up strength. A lot of practises to develop skill and tactic before the actual tournaments. On the day when they perform for the final, they spend a couple of minutes for warming up before they start the challenge. So Gentlemen!  For the marathon run  on bed (Love making), you too have to train to be fit before you could last. Otherwise that run for less than 20 minutes isn't considered as exercise then. Please remember the warming up before climbing up on bed. 

Food for thought - "Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness" ~ Edward Stanley

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Successful people are always busy......

Whenever a client replied that he could not turn up for our appointment, instead of being upset over the cancellation of the meeting, I sent them this message... "Successful people are always busy! I'm glad you are one".

I'm sure they would smile reading this compliment, and they never failed to make good for another appointment with me again.

If ever I had the chance to explain that message to my clients, the logic is... Successful people are intelligence and creative. Their minds are constantly thinking without a rest, except in the late night. Being intelligence they know how to maximise their time and being creative they have fantastic ideas that many people like meeting them. They are usually very active and full of enthusiasm in whatever they intend to conduct. They seldom allow time to drain off without a reason. Because every minute is pleasurable and meaningful to them. So! If you are one who considered as a busy person, you should give yourself a good pat on your shoulder. Because you are definitely a successful person. Congratulation!!!

Food for thought - "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it" - Henry David Thoreau quotes. 

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

I never failed to remember all my good friends' and family members' birthdays cox birthday is the sweetest day for the person who celebrates it. 

It was Mazuki's wife's birthday and I sent this message to them... "The wife is like a favorite car - exciting when new; depressing when broken; boring when old & used; but in the end, one realises 'it's a classic'. Mazuki ... please relate this message to your darling wife, because today is her bday. Happy Birthday. Robert".

Mazuki creatively replied... "Thanks Robert. Anyway if the wife is a favorite car, then the hubby is more or less like a super bike, the older it be the rusty it shall be, but once polish and fine tuning, it's engine roars fast and the body shines again".

Very Good reply!!!

Love quote - ""Love is like an antique vase, hard to find but easy to break"

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

A Touching Farewell!.......

This is a story worth sharing !  
The BOSS honors his DRIVER of 30 years by driving his dead driver to his grave ! A TOUCHING FAREWELL indeed !
Specially for my Indian Readers......

This is about Mr. Zavere Poonawala who is a well-known industrialist in Pune (India). 

His driver named Ganga Datt has been with him for the last 30 years chauffeuring  his limousine, which was originally owned by Acharya Rajneesh. 

Ganga Datt passed away recently and at that time Mr. Poonawala was in Mumbai for some important work. 

As soon as he heard the news, he canceled all his meetings, requested the driver's family to await him for the cremation and came back to Pune immediately by a helicopter.

On reaching Pune, he asked the limo to be decorated with flowers as he wished Ganga Datt should be taken in the same car which he himself had driven since the beginning. 

When Ganga Datt's family agreed to his wishes, he himself drove Ganga Datt from his home up to the ghat on his last journey. 

When asked about it, Mr. Poonawala replied that Ganga Datt had served him day and night, and he could at least do this being eternally grateful to him. 

He further added that Ganga Datt rose up from poverty and educated both his children very well.

His daughter is a Chartered accountant and that is so commendable. 

His comment in the end, is the essence of a successful life in all aspects: 

“Everybody earns money, nothing unusual in that, but we should always be grateful to those people who contribute to our success.

 This is the belief, we have been brought up with, which made me do, what I did”. 

An inspiring example of humility.

Monday, June 04, 2012

True love is always bonded by constant talking and listenig

A lasting relationship is when one loves talking and the other likes listening. The constant talking and listening keeps their get together alive and interesting. At the same time the conversation allows good communication and making sure the couple could understand each other better as a soul mate forever. Even at the later part of their old age when they have very few friends alive, their love of talking could still keep their companionship going. Reason because there is another partner who loves listening while the other likes talking. 

If you are one couple with neither one likes to talk, I believe your romance relationship might be uninteresting. And the danger is, when at old age both might be unhappy and have nothing to share. A sorrowful heart is a sad heart for both.

On the other hand, if both the couple are good talkers and both are lousy listeners, might not end out well either. Talking too much without pausing and allowing the other person to understand could create anger and frustration. If this happen, I guess there would be a lot of argument and fighting within the couple.

The best compatible couple is one who loves talking and the other one adores to listen. One good example is Robert Foo and his little darling. He talks with passion from earth to the moon, he could talk from night till the morning and yet she is happy to listen his ever exciting stories and wisdom. Now when she isn't around, he might as well talk to all his readers through blogging here. 

Food for thought - "To listen well, is as powerful a means of influence as to talk well, and is as essential to all true conversation" - Chinese Proverbs quotes.

Sunday, June 03, 2012


Some interesting discovery....

Yesterday, scientists for Canadian Health Authority suggested that men should take a look at their beer consumption, considering the results of a recent analysis that revealed the presence of female hormones in beer.

The theory is that drinking beer makes men turn into women. To test the finding, 100 men were fed 6 pints of beer each. It was then observed that 100% of the men gained weight, talked excessively without making sense, became overly emotional, couldn't drive, failed to think rationally, argued over nothing, and refused to apologize when wrong. No further testing is planned.

Believe it or not...!!!

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Doctor's Last Word....

Naughty Joke for the weekend....

A 20-yr old pretty, sexy and sensual girl went to see a  psychiatrist.

'Doctor, I'm so angry at my boyfriend that I must call him Bastard. I feel that he's gone too far, and he deserves   it.'

'Hmm? Such a  word is strong and rude. But may be you have your own reasons. Tell me about it so that I can help  you.'

'Yes, thank you, Doctor. There was one night...we parked our car besides the beach and we were alone... and... he held my   hand....'

'Did he hold your hand like this?'

'Yes, Doctor. Exactly like how you're holding it now'

'If it's only this, he doesn't deserve to be called Bastard. It means he doesn't want to be separated from you.'

'Then, he leaned his body towards me... and hugged me...'

'Like this?'

'Yes, Doctor. Exactly like how you're doing.'

'It's not a Bastard. It means he wanna stay forever by your side'

'Then he kissed me...'

'Like this?'

'Yes, Doctor. Exactly like how you're kissing   me.'

'If its only a kiss like this, seriously you can't call him Bastard. It means he adores you.'

'Then he put his hands inside my clothes and touched my boobs, Doc...'

'Like this?'

'Yes, Doctor... exactly like that'

'It's not behaviour of a bastard. It means he wants to protect you.'

'Then he took off all my clothes... slowly...   '

'Did you resist?'

'No. I let him do it, coz I love him...'

'Did he take off your clothes like this?'

'Yes, Doctor. Until I'm completely naked like now......'

'He still doesn't deserve to be called 'Bastard, because it means he wanna learn about your body completely.'

'Then he  kissed me and put his.... inside me and had sex with me...'

'Did he do it just like what we do?'

'Yes, Doctor. Exactly the same'

'You still can't call him Bastard. It means he needs you.'

'But then he told me that he has AIDS'

All the staff and patients outside heard the doctor screaming,'


Friday, June 01, 2012

Loyalty & Faithfulness...

One of the ingredient to be a successful and a good life insurance agent is 'faithfulness & loyalty'. To be successful one needs hard work and commitment. To be good in the trade, the agent has to be knowledgeable and service orientated. However 'faithfulness & loyalty' is an inborn instinct which most do not have.

I have been in the industry long enough to witness not many could stay permanently in this challenging career. One could be very successful in earning from this business, but greed in making more could deviate them to some other ventures which might be even more lucrative. We have some billionaires in town who were once selling life insurance. Yes! They are intelligence and smart but not faithful and loyal.

Good agents are honest and sincere but some time with great tempting offers, good agents could easily leave for another company too. There were thousand of our agents who were paid to join our competitors. Yes! Again they are intelligence and smart, but lack the faithfulness and loyalty in heart and mind.

At my age who has been selling for 30 years, I am indeed proud to be still selling and serving my clients. I represent them and I remain with the same company when I first started. There were many ups and downs in the industry and the company, but it never occurred in my mind that I would quit. There were countless tempting offers and opportunities given along the way, but silently and repeatedly I reminded myself that I still love selling life insurance. Thanks God. He has blessed me with the right attitude of life... To be faithful and loyal. I certainly stand tall among the thousand of my colleagues.

I learned from the Bible during the childhood - "Do not let loyalty and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart”