Happy 50 yrs of independence

31st August 2007

As we go into 50 years of independence, my wish is that all Malaysians treat each other as brothers and sisters.
Indeed Malaysia is very much like the Rubik’s Cube because we have all the right pieces, and all the right colours, but it is a frustrating, never ending process, trying to get them to fit together. Inevitably, it seem, there are always at lease one or two pieces we have left out.
All Malaysians must learn to compromise to make Malaysia progress another 50 years.

Wishing all my readers Happy Merdeka!

 

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10 years on: Diana still the people's princess

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Ten years after her high-speed death in a Paris tunnel, Princess Diana shows no sign of retreating into the shadows -- her most enduring legacy the ability, even now, to engage, capture and divide public opinion.





Admirers, critics and the staunchly indifferent are all united by the impossibility of completely ignoring the woman whose name and image remain a pervasive and instantly recognizable cultural reference point, in Britain and across much of the world.


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A perennial stream of conspiracy theories, tell-all memoirs, docudramas and official investigations into her death have all kept Diana on the public stage over the years, with the occasional turn in the spotlight.

And with the coming 10th anniversary of the August 31 car crash in the Pont de L'Alma tunnel next to the Seine that killed her and her lover, Dodi Fayed, the media glare that was partly blamed for her death is back with a vengeance.

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Princess Diana Museum




Diana's dying pictures outrage UK



After almost a decade, the death of Britain's princess Diana remains a source of great sadness and speculation. No surprise that plans to broadcast a documentary that includes unseen images of her dying moments has become a cause of outrage in UK.

 

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Wedding traditions

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We have all heard this traditional list of necessities for all brides-to-be. But who decided that she needs all those things?
And what about all those other things we must do, have and wear in order to have a socially acceptable wedding?
All of these traditions have become an important part of Today's weddings
I am glad to share a few of the fun facts on wedding traditions.

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The white wedding dress

Before Anne of Brittany decided she wanted to stand out by wearing a bright white gown at her wedding in 1499, brides just wore their best dress to the wedding. But after the village girls saw Anne's dress, (you know girls) they had to have one just like it.

An interesting fact is that white is not used as a symbol of purity (remember, that's blue), but as a symbol of joy.


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The diamond engagement ring

In A.D. 860, Pope Nicholas I decided that an engagement ring be required for couples planning to be married. He also required that it be made of gold to show a sacrifice on the part of the future husband.
The diamond became popular in 1477 when King Maximillian gave Mary of Burgundy a diamond ring as a sign of his love.
The tradition also has its roots in Italy, where people believed the diamond was created in the flames of love.

The ring finger

The wedding ring has been worn on the index finger and even on the thumb. But the Greeks and Romans changed it to the third finger because they believed there was a vein called the "vein of love" that ran from that finger directly to the heart.


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Groom on the left, bride on the right

Back in the day, marriages didn't necessarily take place the way they do today. In fact, sometimes the groom couldn't find any single woman or women worth his time in his own neighborhood. So he would travel to the next and capture his bride.

Thus, she was placed on his left side so he could use his right hand to fight off anyone who might try to oppose the marriage.


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The best man

When these grooms decided to kidnap their future wives, they didn't attempt the feat alone. They employed a "warrior-friend," also known as the best man, to help them fight off anyone who might try to capture the bride and to hide the newlyweds from the bride's family.


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Groomsmen and bridesmaids

The groomsmen also assisted in the capture of the bride. Their responsibility consisted of making sure the bride arrived to the wedding on time and that she arrived safely to the groom's place afterwards. The bridesmaids were women who accompanied and helped the bride.


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Honeymoon

Because the groom had just kidnapped the bride, they would have to go into hiding. Thus was born the honeymoon. The couple would remain in hiding until the bride was pregnant. That way the bride's family couldn't break things up.


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Wedding

You'll never believe this, but even the word "wedding" has a history. The root of the word wedding means "to gamble" or "to wager." This goes back to the day when grooms had to pay the father (you know, money, goods, cows) for the hand of his daughter.

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Mens Lingerie - Is It A Woman's World?

Lingerie is essentially a woman's domain and mens lingerie might raise a few eyebrows. You might say there is hardly any variety in lingerie for men, but if you care to look around, you will find a whole new world in men's wear waiting to be discovered.
Men's lingerie is becoming increasingly popular amongst our male community and also amongst our female community. Women love to shop for lingerie for that special man in their lives to give that perfect exclusive, personal gift to.


































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UPDATE: 14 DEC 2008

According to women, the sexiest color of the lingerie is:

White: 18%
Red: 18%
Black: 35%
Beige: 5%
With a pattern: 12%
Other: 12%

According to men:

White: 25%
Red: 23%
Black: 23%
Beige: 5%
With a pattern: 10%
Other: 12%


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Men’s g-strings with a narrow piece of fabric on the back enjoy huge popularity these days. Men with “prominent” manhood and sculptured buttocks like to put them on to impress their lovers big time on the very first night. The tanga slips are two triangle pieces of mesh fabric with ties up the sides. The bodybuilding bums like wearing them. The set is good for both the weightlifting and bedside acrobatics. Every man would not mind a bit of fun while making love so fancy slips with elephants and puppies on the front, vinyl shorts or guipure g-strings are in high demand even among family men and business types.

 

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