Cs are OUT, Hs are IN

29 02 2008

Interesting entry from Otaku Yasu

Cs are OUT, Hs are IN

Last time, some women I knew look for boyfriends who possess at least 5Cs out of the 7Cs, which are mainly Cash, Car, Credit Card, Career, & Certificate. They don’t really expect the other 2 Cs, which are Condominium and Country Club, since it is quite hard in the “market” to find such super rich young guys unless they are willing to settle for the “old fishes”.

But then, looking at the current situation, it seems to get worse. Cs are out and Hs are in.

Some young women I knew start to look for boyfriends who possess the following Hs.

1) Hunk-material (Handsome face with Hot tall muscular body)
2) High-Class Vehicle (like Mitsubishi Evolution X?)
3) High stable salary for income (with at least $3K monthly)
4) Healthy (No smoking or bad drinking habits)
5) Highly-educated (with at least a Bachelor’s degree with Honours)
6) House (with at least 4 rooms and air-con installed)
7) Humor (to entertain the girl with jokes when she is bored)

As you can see, some Hs are “upgrade versions” of the traditional Cs. Meaning to say, the thirst for materialism gets more and more.

Sighz… This is the reason I like to give to people why on earth I still can’t find a girl friend after donkey years as seriously I won’t be able to achieve so many Cs or Hs as these women wanted. So instead of slogging like a Cow for Cs and working like in Hell for Hs, I rather stay single forever. I am just looking for a simple love, not a love based on materialism.

当你把你爱的女人当成是女王时,你已经是她的奴隶了。当你变成她心目中的白马王子时,她已经愿意为你做牛做马。

这就是被爱冲昏了头而付出的代价。

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福, 祸, 他人,自己, 自私, 无私?

29 02 2008

新生命的降临 是祸 还是福?
有人欢喜 有人忧

新生命的开始 是权利 还是责任?
有时清楚 有时惑

活着 是为了他人而存在 还是自己的梦?

有梦 是否一定就是自私?
为了他人 是否就一定无私?

Source





A Mayonnaise Jar and Two Cups of Coffee

29 02 2008

A Mayonnaise Jar and Two Cups of Coffee
A professor teaches his students a lesson about what’s really important in life.

By Laura Bankston

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember this story about a mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee…

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor! next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous ‘yes.’

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed. ‘Now,’ said the professor, as the laughter subsided, ‘ I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.

The golf balls are the important things-your God, family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favorite passions-things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, and your car. The sand is everything else-the small stuff.

‘If you put the sand into the jar first,’ he continued, ‘there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important.’

So, pay attention to the things that are most important. Take care of your health–cook with your kids!– spend time with those you love.

There’s always time to clean the house–it’s a never ending job anyway :-).

Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.

Wondering what the coffee represents?

No matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple cups of coffee with a friend–or a soda if you’re like me and don’t drink coffee!!

Please share this with someone you care about!





Things to bring for a tour

28 02 2008

Do you know what things to bring when you go for tour???

Fret not, there is available checklist done by MsSheepy

Will need that for my BKK trip in April… and more to come!! WeeEEeee





JLPT4 result!

28 02 2008

Yo Yo …. I knew I will get my JLPT4 result this week..

Know abt it from the admin uncle (hmm forgot his name liao *pondering hard*) in JCS last week – he stated we can get it this week.. so I thought I can get my result today (thursday) later when I go for my Jap class… *looking forward excitingly* =)

But received a letter yesterday from JCS… opening the letter .. it was the score report of the Japanese-language proficiency test….

I PAASSSSEEDDDD!!! WoooHHHoooooo

————– Results ————-

Writing.Vocabulary もじ。ごい 文字。語彙: 91 /100

Listening ちょう かい 聴解: 53 / 100 (quite weak at this… *sianz*)

Reading.Grammar とっかいぶんぽう 読解。文法: 168 / 200

Total: 312 / 400  (78%)

————————————-

I have practiced the past year JLPT4 exams then .. think they are good gauge to see how well you can score in actual JLPT4 … I scored abt 75% for yr 2006 paper and abt 80% for yr 2004 paper.  JLPT4 2007 was quite difficult, I felt… I have done easier past year papers….

Anyway …. Anyone wanna borrow these past year papers, may ask me.. =)

Though I am happy… I have bad news as well…. Jo didn’t make it this time…  The passing score for JLPT 4 is 60% (i.e. 240 marks). She is short of 43 marks… =( Hopefully she doesn’t take this as a blocking pt for her… and stop herself from progressing. In fact, she is improving a lot… her Katagana tests these few days were always full marks – with clover (teacher will draw clover for those full marks in test) … Her Writing.Vocabulary scored very well… 73/100 – proud of her.. coz those are not in the syllabus we took last year in our beginner year. Normally we need to study Beginner and Intermediate courses (2 years) to take JLPT4…. but we plunged in and decided to take JLPT4 after we finished our beginner course and hoping for the best (if not we have another chance – that is to take JLPT4 again or JLPT3 this year 2008). See more here.

Got this from JCS, not sure if it meant for the whole JLPT level, or only Sg’s applications or only those who registered in JCS…. But from these figures/results, Level 1 and Level 2 are really difficult lehh…. imagine the failure rate is higher than the passing rate!! *GOSH* scary nehh!! ={

2007 Japanese Language Proficiency Test Results
 

Candidates will be notified by post.

  • The objective of the test is to let Japanese language students know their level of proficiency as well as to enhance their enthusiasm for the learning of the language for mutual understanding among nations.
  • The test is made up of three sections: Writing/Vocabulary, Hearing and Reading/Grammar.
  • Test Date: Tentatively, 1st Sunday of December (Sunday)
  • Registration: from 1st week of August to 1st week of September (Monday to Friday, 2.30pm to 8.00pm)
  • Registration centre: The Japanese Cultural Society at Midland House, 112 Middle Road #05-00. Tel: 6-3383428.




JCS Elementary Results

28 02 2008

This post is a bit outdated..  but never mind .. I just wanna record down my Jap scores.. =)

Remeber my JCS Elementary Level final exams post entry????

Hmm.. was hoping that I will score 225 and above! And my guess break-down then was:

  • Listening 40/50
  • Dictation 48/50
  • Vocab and comprehension 98/100
  • Oral 40/50

I was in A15 class (484) – course duration 76 hours (January to November 2007)…

The result is PASSED and I did score 225 above!! YuuHHuuu I thought I was one of the better one.. and even dreamed (fantasized) that I will be awarded the so-called-top-student!! haha I was in the rank of 50!! =p The top student scored 250/250!! *incredible*!! I meant to score full marks in listening and oral is GOOOODDD!! *thumbs up* Maybe that’s where I am weak at …

Total score is 236/250

  • Listening 46/50
  • Dictation 47/50
  • Vocab and comprehension 96/100
  • Oral 47/50




What kind of smile do you have?

26 02 2008

What kind of smile do you have??

Juskawaime has innocent smile.. Hoohooohooo =)

innocent smile

Wanna know yours?? Oh well… took the test from Facebook =p