Archive for September, 2010

Do you know that LPG gas cylinders have expiry dates?

Dear friends,

You may want to let your wife, friends or maids know as well when they receive the gas cylinder from the vendor next time.

This is really very good information for all of us to remember.

Please check your household gas tank cylinder as soon as possible.

Knowing the uncouth characters we have to deal with, you should never be

surprised that they will continue to use old tanks, though they will also tell you

that they get their supplies in the tanks now sold to us. Insist on newer tanks!

Do you know that LPG gas cylinders have expiry dates?

Expired LPG cylinders are not

Do you know that LPG gas cylinders have expiry dates?

Expired LPG cylinders are not safe for use
and may cause accidents.
In this regard,
please be cautious at the time of
accepting any LPG cylinder
from your vendor.

Here is how we can check on
the expiry of LPG cylinders:

On one of three side stamps of the cylinder,
the expiry date is coded alpha numerically
as follows:
A or B or C or D
and some two digit number following this,
e.g. D06.

The alphabets stand for quarters –
1. A for March (first quarter),
2. B for June (second quarter),
3. C for September (third quarter), &
4. D for December (fourth quarter).

The digits stand for the year till it is valid.
Hence D06 would mean December quarter of 2006.

Please return back the cylinder that you get with an expired date.
They are prone to leaks and other hazards.



 This second example of D13 allows the cylinder to be in use until December 2013.



Kindly pass this email
to everyone,
and create awareness
amongst our friends and families.



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How to reply a resignation letter

How to reply a resignation letter?

As your manager has accepted the resignation,

here is a sample letter,


Dear X,

It is with deep regret that I accept your notice of resignation as [insert job title] with the organisation.

I appreciate your excellent contribution as [insert job title] to the team and the organisation for the past six years and am sorry to see you go.

I understand your decision to move on and have forwarded your letter of resignation to the Human Resources Department and Accounts Department who will contact you with further information on the procedures related to your departure.

I will organise a meeting tomorrow to discuss your handover of roles and responsibilities for a smooth transition leading to your last day on [insert last day of employment].

Thank you again for your commitment and dedication as [insert job title]. I wish you every success in your future undertakings and hope that you will keep in touch.

Yours sincerely,
[Insert manager’s name and job title]








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Are you a real Chinese?

What makes Chinese-CHINESE?

1. You unwrap gifts very carefully, so you can save and reuse the wrapping and especially those ribbons.
2. When there is a sale on toilet paper, you buy 100 rolls and store them in your closet or in the bedroom of an adult child who has moved out.
3. You keep a Thermos of hot water available at all times.
4. You save grocery bags, tin foil and tin containers. You use the grocery bags to hold garbage.
5. You hate to waste food:
(a) Even if you’re totally full, if someone says they’re going to throw away the leftovers on the table, you’ll finish them. (Your mom will give a lecture about starving kids in Africa).
(b) You have Tupperware in your fridge with three bites of rice or one leftover chicken wing.
6. You don’t own any real Tupperware – only a cupboard full of used but carefully rinsed margarine tubs, take out containers, and jam jars.
7. You have a collection of miniature shampoo bottles that you take every time you stay in a hotel.
8. You wipe your plate and utensils before you eat every time you go to a restaurant.
9 . You own a rice cooker and a slow cooker.
10. You wash your rice at least 2-3 times before cooking it.
11. You fight (literally) over who pays the dinner bill.
12. You have a teacup with a cover on it.
13. If you’re under age 20, you own a really expensive Walkman if you’re over 20, you own a really expensive camera.
14. You’re a wok user.
15. You only make long distance calls after 7pm.
16. You prefer your shrimp with the heads and legs still attached-it, means they’re fresh.
17. You never call your parents just to say, ‘Hi.’

18. If you don’t live at home, when your parents call, they’ll ask if you’ve eaten, even if it’s midnight.
19. Your parents tell you to boil herbs and stay indoors when you get sick. They also tell you not to eat fried foods or baked foods because such food are ‘heaty’.
20. You e-mail your Chinese friends at work, even though you only sit 10 feet apart.
21. You always cook too much.
22. You eat every last grain of rice in your bowl, but don’t eat the last piece of food on the table.
23. You starve yourself before going to ‘All You Can Eat’ buffet.
24. You know someone who can get you a good deal on jewelry or electronics, computers.
25 . You own your own meat cleaver and sharpen it.
26. Your toothpaste tubes are all squeezed paper-thin.
27. You call a sausage a hotdog.
28. You wrap with napkins all the knives, spoons and forks of the airline that you fly on and put in your travel-bag as souvenirs.
29. You never forget to take with you all the unused bath and facial tissues when you check out from the hotel because you believe that you have paid its all.


Now that you have read the lot, are they mostly true?

Will you take this message and forward it to all your Chinese friends,

because you will always be proud that you’re indeed a great Chinese….  



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Pick a black or white pebble

Pick a black or white pebble

The moneylender told them that he would put a black pebble and a white pebble into an empty bag. The girl would then have to pick one pebble from the bag. If she picked the black pebble, she would become the moneylender’s wife and her father’s debt would be forgiven. If she picked the white pebble, she need not marry him and her father’s debt would still be forgiven. But if she refused to pick a pebble, her father would be thrown into jail.

They were standing on a pebble-strewn path in the merchant’s garden. As they talked, the moneylender bent over to pick up two pebbles. As he picked them up, the sharp-eyed girl noticed that he had picked up two black pebbles and put them into the bag. He then asked the girl to pick her pebble from the bag.

What would you have done if you were the girl?

If you had to advise her, what would you have told her?

Careful analysis would produce three possibilities:


1. The girl should refuse to take a pebble.

2. The girl should show that there were two black pebbles in the bag and expose the moneylender as a cheat.

3. The girl should pick a black pebble and sacrifice herself in order to save her father from his debt and imprisonment.

The above story is used with the hope that it will make us appreciate the difference between lateral and logical thinking.


Read on…

The girl put her hand into the moneybag and drew out a pebble. Without looking at it, she fumbled and let it fall onto the pebble-strewn path where it immediately became lost among all the other pebbles.

“Oh, how clumsy of me,” she said. “But never mind, if you look into the bag for the one that is left, you will be able to tell which pebble I picked.”

Since the remaining pebble is black, it must be assumed that she had picked the white one. And since the moneylender dared not admit his dishonesty, the girl changed what seemed an impossible situation into an advantageous one.




 Most complex problems do have a solution,

sometimes we have to think about them in a different way.




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An Arab student

An Arab student sends an e-mail to his dad, saying:


Dear Dad

Berlin is wonderful, people are nice and I really like it here, but Dad, I am a bit ashamed to arrive at my college with my pure-gold Ferrari 599GTB when all my teachers and many fellow students travel by train.

Your son, Nasser

The next day, Nasser gets a reply to his e-mail from his dad:

My dear loving son

Twenty million US Dollar has just been transferred to your account. Please stop embarrassing us. Go and get yourself a train too.

Love, your Dad




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Warren Buffet

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Listen first


Listen first to all sides before coming to conclusion


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Positive Approach

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Mistakes in English 1

Spot the Mistakes

 made in English

























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Complicated Mechanisms made simple

Complicated Mechanisms Explained

in simple animations


Radial Engines

Radial engines are used in aircrafts having propeller connected to the shaft delivering power in order to produce thrust its basic mechanism is as follow.


Steam engine Principle

Steam engine once used in locomotives was based on the reciprocating principle as shown below


Sewing Machine






 Maltese Cross Mechanism

this type of mechanism is used in clocks to power the second hand movement.


Manual Transmission Mechanism

The mechanism also called as “stick shift” is used in cars to change gears mannually


Constant Velocity Joint

This mechanism is used in the front wheel drive cars




Torpedo-Boat destroyer System

This system is used to destroy fleet in naval military operations.


Rotary Engine


Also called as Wankel engine is a type of internal combustion engine has a unique design that converts pressure into rotating motion instead of reciprocating pistons




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