Monthly Archives: August 2011

Message In A Bottle

Message in a bottle

One year ago, off the coast of Oregon, a 10-year-old Oregon boy wrote a note on binder paper, stuck it into a bottle and tossed it into the Pacific Ocean. A few weeks ago and 2,000 miles away, a 9-year-old girl walking on a Hawaii shoreline found the bottle floating in a tide pool. Thomas Craig, now 11, of Silverton ...

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Singaporeans Are Born To Love Curry

Curry chicken

Curry is one of Singapore’s national dishes, a dish that is equally loved by the island’s British, Chinese, Indian and Malay populations. And it recently became the catalyst for a mass campaign with political overtones in Singapore. A quarrel over the curry aromas wafting from one Singaporean Indian family’s kitchen into the home of a neighbor has bubbled up into ...

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Guo Li Zhuang – The Strength Inside The Pot

A platter of ox and dog penises.

Whole yak penis, tiger penis, ox penis, dog penis or sheep testicles, anyone? One man’s food is another man’s poison but at Guo Li Zhuang Chinese Restaurant, one man’s taboo is another man’s tonic. A visit to the restaurant is not for the faint-hearted. It specializes in dishes prepared from the genitals (penises and testicles) of male animals from a ...

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Saying Sorry The Digi “Dear Malaysians” Way

Wong with his "I am sorry" message

Saying “I’m sorry” are the two words that can repair a lot of relationships. Without apologies the bad feelings are allowed to grow until eventually they grow into something so big and ugly that it is almost impossible to repair. It is difficult to humble ourselves and admit that that we may have made a mistake. However, when you think ...

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The Most Iconic Kiss in History

Life Magazine VJ-Day Kiss (Photo Credit : Alfred Eisenstaedt)

It was August 14, 1945. It was VJ (Victory over Japan) Day. More than 750,000 people gathered in New York City’s Times Square to celebrate the Japanese surrender and the end of World War II. Among the excited crowd was Edith Shain, a nursing school student, along with her roommate who had taken the subway to Times Square upon hearing ...

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My Name Is Sano, Ami Sano

Ami Sano

Meet Ami Sano…truly a great inspiration. The 21-year-old Japanese girl was born in Aichi, Japan, without any arms and only one partially formed left foot with three toes which she uses to get by in her everyday life. She is determined to lead a normal life, refusing to look down on her handicapped body as an obstacle. Her passions are ...

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A Mexican Man And His Fairy

The 'fairy' caught by Jose Maldonado

According to Wikipedia, a fairy is a type of mythical being or legendary creature, a form of spirit, often described as metaphysical, supernatural or preternatural. In modern culture fairies are often depicted as young, sometimes winged, humanoids of small stature. So do you believe in fairies? I don’t but apparently a lot of people in Mexico believe in fairies. Jose ...

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Oh, What A Kid!

German boy told to clean up calls cops over 'forced labour'

Hey kids, what do you do when your mum asks you to do some housework? Do you willingly obey your mum? Or do you do it grudgingly? Maybe some of you just ignore your mum and carry on doing what you are doing. But for an 11-year-old German boy, he did not choose any of the above 3 choices when ...

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Alexa Meade – Incredible Pop-Out Painter

Alexa Meade Self-Portrait

I admit that I was blown away when I first saw Alexa Meade’s paintings. I initially found it hard to believe that her paintings are actually real life people, body-painted in such a way to look as an acrylic masterpiece. Alexa Meade (born Alexandra S. Meade; born on 3 September 1986 in Washington,DC) is an American artist. While Meade has ...

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Girls’ Generation, Make Way For Uncles’ Generation!

Girls' Generation performing Gee

I came across this video a while ago and have a hearty laugh watching it. I just have to share it with you all. The video is a parody of Girls’ Generation’s “Gee” MV that was performed on SMAPxSMAP, a popular weekly Japanese variety show which airs on Kansai TV and Fuji TV. A group of nine men are shown ...

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