Thursday, November 15, 2007
The 80-year-old woman was standing in a queue at the Qantas club lounge when she apparently suffered a heart attack on Monday morning, the Courier Mail reported.
Customers, frustrated by long queues, booed staff members who left their check-in counters to assist the woman until medical assistance arrived.
The woman was treated by two doctors at the terminal until paramedics came, but they were unable to revive her.
Some people need to have some respect for others in need.
Monday, October 22, 2007
Touching words from the mouth of babes.What does Love mean?A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, "What does love mean?"The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined.
See what you think:
"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love." Rebecca- age 8
"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth." Billy - age 4
"Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other." Karl - age 5
"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs." Chrissy - age 6
"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired." Terri - age 4
"Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK." Danny - age 7
"Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss" Emily - age 8
"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen." Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)
"If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate," Nikka - age 6(we need a few million more Nikka's on this planet)
"Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday." Noelle - age 7
"Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well." Tommy - age 6
"During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore." Cindy - age 8
"My mommy loves me more than anybody . You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night." Clare - age 6
"Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken." Elaine-age 5
"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford." Chris - age 7
"Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day." Mary Ann - age 4
"I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones." Lauren - age 4
"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you." (what an image) Karen - age 7
"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross." Mark - age 6
"You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget." Jessica - age 8
And the final one -- Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child. The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, "Nothing, I just helped him cry"
What's your definition of love?
Sunday, September 02, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Rules for this 8 interesting things post:
* Each player must post these rules to begin the meme.
* Each player starts with eight random facts or habits about themselves.
* People who get tagged must blog about their eight things and post these rules.
* At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
* Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
1. I'm a msn bum... I can't remember the last time i've been home and not sleeping, and not on msn... for a while...
2. I am a badminton fan... no I'm not a girl, and no, badminton is not a girl's sport. If you think badminton is a pushover, then I'll gladly challenge you and watch you fail hitting the shuttle on countless occasions =P
3. I hate onion... Probably because ever since i can remember, i've known that my dad hates onions too, so its probably more that i'm just used to hearing people complain about it, and using it as an excuse, than me really hating it. Though... I'm not a big fan of most veges... so that contributes to my disgust in onions
4. I speak 'hakka' or 'ke jia hua' or 'haga wa'. And no, its not some random maori language (though... i know a bit of that too), its a dialect of chinese. Some people won't believe me, but it was a very common language back in the day of the Dynasties. Not as common as mandarin, but it is more older than most dialects, as far as i have heard/read/etc. and apparently the hakka people were persecuted by the other chinese, so that's probably why no one knows about it now. There's links between hakka and other languages and dialects - taiwanese, japanese, and even english apparently!!
5. I'm a christian, I love going to church, reading the bible, and growing in my walk with Jesus. I won't deny it, or compromise it with anything in my life.
6. I love music... all kinds. My iTunes list has christian songs, english rap/hip hop/pop/etc. , chinese rap/pop , korean pop, jap anime theme songs, acapella groups, mainstream artists and bands, christian artists and bands, songs my friends have compiled or composed... I have the lot. EXCEPT cantonese of anything... i don't know how people put up with cantonese music...
7. I study architecture.... and I haven't done any all nighters or crazy work hours yet. I did 2am's the past few days, but it was because I was at camp on the weekend, but I finished early yet again, and that is why I'm posting now - I have a critique presentation in a few hours.
8. I am addicted to nandos. I think I haven't had it for 3 weeks now, and I'm sad :( I love the extra hot nandos chicken... its hot, and you can really feel the flavour!! I also love malaysian curry puffs, satay, ice kajang, well made laksa, and all the malaysian delicacies =) I'm also a big fan of italian pizza and carbonaras. I love food =P
Welll i have to tag 8 people i guess, and i don't know who checks my blog, and I don't support forwards and tagging THAT much... but here's my 8:
Euan - dunno if he checks much
*shrugs* if you don't do it, but oh well =P
Monday, July 30, 2007
Under the proposal, pedestrians who disobey traffic signs such as "don't walk" will lose a point from their own driver's licence.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
A month of work experience has really opened my eyes to the reality of what I might be doing later on. Not really looking forward to the overtime and stress involved with that, but the designing and creative flair involved seems really interesting! Imagine walking around the city looking at a beautiful building and saying "I made that thing look good!"
Well, a new semester has begun. 13 weeks of pain and stress, but ultimately, it feels like it will be an enjoyable semester of learning, applying our creativity and logic, and ultimately, providing eye catching designs to 'wow' everyone! GO GO GO!
Monday, July 23, 2007
Time is always ticking... one day we'll all have full time jobs, be married, have kids and all those things to make us busy, but the thing we have to hold on to are our close friends, who will be there to make us smile, give us a laugh, and to enjoy fellowship together.
Friday, June 22, 2007
I've been part of SDBC for 11 years now... and no one can doubt that I am a part of SDBC. I've been active in many different areas of the church, and i do feel very much united as a part of SDBC. Do i feel united in these big church events - the answer is yes, of course. Its awesome seeing everyone together as one big group. BUT, is that the only way to feel united - the answer to me is no. I feel united as part of SDBC with my fellow SDBC members because I know that we are all on the same path, to the same direction, and with the same common purpose. Maybe it is good to have big gathering events once in a while, but it isn't the be all and end all of being united. I may have a different interest to the bloke sitting at the back of the church, or the guys that go to different services - and this is where the small groups come in. Unity doesn't mean we all have to be together all the time and every time. We need to have the same purpose and common goal - that is the key of unity to me.
Sunday, June 17, 2007
The video clip before the sermon was very powerful... countless words... infinite hours of work... everything thats been done, can be undone by one word.
We have to be in control of what we say. We have to tolerate others, and speak truth in love. There's no more rejection than being criticised openly by others. One word can change lives.
Saturday, June 16, 2007
I'm a firm believer of work, rest, and play. I'm Asian. I grew up with parents, who, ironically are teachers and now tutors, who were always on my back, screaming and shouting and telling me to study my brains off, or my future will be gone. It's probably true, that if u have no work ethic, you're probably stuffed for the future, but to me, work isn't the centre of life. Some would say "but josh.. you're smart! we're not!" or "yeah we know you're smart josh"... but that isn't the point. If work was the centre of life... what would the world look like? It would probably look like one of those gloomy factories that boring engineers work at. Everyone just standing looking at the production line... waiting to do their job. It would look like a computer... like a robot... like a machine.
If work is the central part of your life, I think you've totally misunderstood. Work is a part of life, yes. To most, its an important part of life. If life was a machine, where would the laughter be? how would you find your close friends? where would you see the beautiful smiles on people's faces? where would you find time to relax? to rest? to play?
Keep your balance. Know what life is all about. Then, you will be truly satisfied.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Well this week's tutorial was the finale! many points came out of our text and discussion like:
- one who tattoos himself is like a 2 year old
- one who tattoos himself is a criminal and a degenerate
- one who ornaments is trapped in the past and is also a 2 year old and a degenerate
- one who rids himself of ornament has proved mature and above society and its trends of fashion and ornament
- this is why architects supposedly all wear black so they use their creativity on their projects as opposed to ornamenting themselves
Also some points from other tutes:
- a demented hand made vase is worth more than the elegant machined vase
- a machine-made beautiful pearl necklace is nothing more than supporting slave labour
- imperfect but original is better than perfect and machined
- women support slave labour when they buy jewellry
- perfume was originally made so people could substitute it for having showers
Ok back to work =P
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
- Its almost exam blocks!!! (again... singular "exam" and 20% only =P)
- I'm 19 hehe (most people are like... OH NO!!)
- Birthday party with heaps of fun and surprises (thanks guys!)
- New computer and big big monitor ^^
- mayfest and buddha fest
- figs PARENTS night... lol
- new badminton racquet ^____^
- cousin came over from NZ
- UQ pizza first time this semester =P
- did my critique/presentation for project 2 and it went pretty well
- easy 30% exam memorising 60 buildings
Things coming up
- figs camp!
- melb. mayyybeeeee
- qld and gc open ^___^
- aus. international!
- um i dunno what else
As you can see, my blog motivation is going down and downnn....
better get back to work =P
Monday, April 16, 2007
The alarm clock tells you when to go to sleep
You know what UHU tastes like
Redbull, coffee and cokes are tools, not treats
You’ve slept more than 20 hours nonstop in a single weekend
You’ve listened to all your cd’s in less than 48 hours
You’re not seen in public
You lose your house keys for a week, and you didn’t even notice
You’ve used an entire roll of film to photograph a sidewalk
You’ve become excellent at recycling when it becomes to making models
You use holidays only as extra sleeping time
You’ve got more photos of buildings than of actual people
You’ve taken your boyfriend/girlfriend on a date to a construction site
You can live without human contact, food or daylight, but if you can’t print, its chaos
When you are being shown pictures of a trip, you ask what the human scale is
You can use Photoshop, Illustrator, and make a webpage, but you can’t use Excel
You buy 50 dollar architectural magazines that you haven’t read yet
When someone offers you a BIC pen, you feel offended
Monday, April 02, 2007
So what has happened over the past month? not much...
- Badminton comp and many baddy nights
- Uni assignments and *sigh* presentations
- Organising FiGS stuff every week
- Depriving myself of sleep
- Going out for meals since I'm so lazy... mmmm Grinders side wedges =P
- Poking friends hehehe
- Being stupid as usual
But now I have one week break and I wanna make the most of it!
- Play badminton
- Go fishing maybe?? JAYE!!!
- Poke friends
- Be my stupid self =P
- LAN party maybe?? (who's up for easter sunday?!?)
- Catch up with people
- Finish my stupid assignments
Well thats my post for now =P
Saturday, March 10, 2007
To live life every day
Waiting to be noticed
In any particular way
Do you know how it feels
When you are all alone
No one to see or listen to
Or talk to on the phone
Do you know how it feels
To wake up to the bright sun
An exciting day ahead of you
Instead at the end, the day is none
How would you really feel
If your loved ones turned you away
They were your only refuge
The reason you chose to stay
Why do people live every day
Treating others as if all were the same
When everyone carries heavy burdens
Our suffering, hurt and pain.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Here are some questions that will hopefully point J-Dimension into the right direction in this exciting new project!
Will Jaye need:
1. a) a huge house
b) a small and cozy house
2. a) one-storey house
b) two-storey house
3. a) a big backyard
b) a small or no backyard
4. a) a new age, sleek, stylish design
b) a traditional, conservative design
5. a) a big gaming room for us all to gatecrash
b) a swimming pool for us to gatecrash
c) a tennis court for us to gatecrash
d) a star wars like Darth Nolla module
e) any or all of the above
Should the design be:
a) Simple and most efficient
b) deliberately annoying
What should be a major idea for Jaye-home Project?
c) open-ness to visitors
d) star wars like
e) no idea is neccesary
We are also looking for a piece of land to situate Jaye-home Project. Please contact me with some suggestions!
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
The best bus service in the world! Reduces joshi's bus trip from home to UQ by a massive 30 minutes! Yes... from an original 10 minute walk to GC, 20 minute bus to the city, 10 minute walk and wait for the 407/412, and then another 20-25 minutes to get to the wrong side of uni, and then walking 5 minutes to the architecture building... Joshi now walks 10 minutes to GC, hops on the awesome 169 (at about 9 - 9:30 with a relatively empty bus) and 18 minutes later, he is about a 2 minute walk away from the architecture building :D
Uni is pretty normal again i guess, except heaps of newbies that i know hahaha... We're already getting assignments! The one we got today is pretty cool... we have to renovate an existing building into an 'ecohome' or an eco-friendly home. Yesterday's lecture was interesting too... about greek and roman architecture. Its really awesome looking at the ancient buildings and deciphering the ideologies and thoughts behind their masterpieces.
Other than that... really tired and stuffed from working 6 full days last week. FiGS was awesome though... first time we had such a full on program... and it was great! Hopefully we can continue on this platform we have begun to build, and really have fun while learning heaps. Also... so much stuff happening lately! Mum went to melb for the past 2 weeks cos of my cousin's wedding! First one from mum's side i think. Last year, we went to malaysia for the first wedding from my generation in the whole family (both mum and dad's side). Now 2 weddings have taken place... both my fav. cousins from each side :P and another wedding in the next month down in melb... and then one (or two... waiting for news... lol) at the end of the year!
What else has happened...? hmmm... last sunday was first soccer game with all the youth around bris. It was really awesome, even though a few randoms rocked up. Badminton is getting a little boring lately... thought i mite still play in the next comp. Hopefully more people and better people will come on fridays and sundays so I can have a good hit out!
Well.. that's all from me... busy busy me :) might take a nap now hehe (look at the time i posted :P)
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Anyways... have a few funny work stories... (from a computer shop)
1. Customer calls in: "do you guys actually sell computer parts!?!?"
2. Customer calls in: "do you have any 5.25 inch floppy disc drivse for sale?"
3. Customer brings in system that 'overheated'. After technician analyses the system... he finds a piece of plastic melted on the CPU (plastic was part of packaging and customer did not remove it...)
4. Customer asks if CD rom drive can be used as a cup holder.
Saturday, February 03, 2007
Only in Australia ... can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.
Only in Australia ... do supermarkets make sick people walk all the way to the back of the shop to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.
Only in Australia ... do people order double cheeseburgers, large friesand a DIET coke.
Only in Australia ... do banks leave both doors open and chain the pens tothe counters.
Only in Australia ... do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars on thedrive and lock our junk and cheap lawn mower in the garage.
Only in Australia ... do we use answering machines to screen calls andthen have call waiting so we won't miss a call from someone we didn't wantto talk to in the first place.
Only in Australia ... are there disabled parking places in front of a skating rink.
NOT TO MENTION...
3 Aussies die each year testing if a 9v battery works on their tongue.
142 Aussies were injured in 1999 by not removing all pins from new shirts.
58 Aussies are injured each year by using sharp knives instead of screwdrivers.
31 Aussies have died since 1996 by watering their Christmas tree while the fairy lights were plugged in.
8 Aussies had serious burns in 2000 trying on a new jumper with a lit cigarette in their mouth.
A massive 543 Aussies were admitted to emergency in the last two years after opening bottles of beer with their teeth.
And finally.... in 2000 eight Aussies cracked their skull whilst throwing up into the toilet.
Sunday, January 14, 2007
- picnic at Roma St.
- Dinner with friends at home
- lan party
- shannon's place
- badminton mornings x 4
- sunday 4hrs badminton
- 8hr figs meeting
- job interview
- started new job, quit another
- worked 22hrs in 3 consecutive days
- went fishing and got a crazy arm tan
Got home from fishing yesterday at 5 and looked in the mirror to see a huge arm tan and a strip of neck tan. SIGH... as if i'm not tanned enough!! Fell asleep last night at just after 10 while i was reading... *yawnnn*
woooww... so much has happened! more than i thougght too... and its just 2 weeks into the year. Who knows what good and bad things are around the corner... lets just hope that there's more good than bad huh? Either way... it must be an omen that 2007 will be a busy year!
Thursday, January 11, 2007
-Corsair Dominator RAM... with its own fan!!!
-Carbon fibre Computer case (wow... light! and expensive too!)
-Iphone (apple's new phone... too bad its not as good as the other brands)