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Be positive and think differently

A story of A blind boy

A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet.

He held up a sign which said:

 “I am blind, please help.”  

There were only a few coins in the hat.

A man was walking by.

He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat.

He then took the sign,
turned it around, and wrote some words.

He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see the new words.

Soon the hat began to fill up.  

A lot more people were giving money to the blind boy.

That afternoon the man who had changed the sign came to see how things were.
The boy recognized his footsteps and asked,

“Were you the one who changed my  sign this morning?  
What did you write?”

The man said,

 “I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a different way.”
I wrote:

 “Today is a beautiful day but I cannot see it.”

Both signs told people that the boy was blind.

But the first sign simply said the boy was blind.
The second sign told people that they were so lucky that they were not blind.
Should we be surprised that the second sign was more effective?

Moral of the Story:

 Be thankful for what you have.  

Be creative. Be innovative.

Think differently and positively.

When life gives you a 100 reasons to cry,

show life that you have 1000 reasons to smile.
Face your past without regret.  

Handle your present with confidence.  

Prepare for the future without fear.  

Keep the faith and drop the fear.

The most beautiful thing is to see a person smiling.
And even more beautiful,

is knowing that you are the reason
behind it!!!

If you appreciate this message, please share.

You may touch
someone’s heart today and forever.
 

Uncle Teng

  

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Bananas ripened with Carbide

Cautious when selecting bananas

Death is being sold now-a-days in our markets.  

We all love bananas  but the bananas available in the market are forced ripe by dipping in water mixed with Carbide.  The consumption of these bananas is 100% sure to cause Cancer or some other infection in the stomach.  Therefore, such types of bananas are to be avoided.
 
But, how does one recognize the bananas ripened with the help of Carbide?  

Bananas which are ripened naturally are dark yellow and there are small black spots here and there on the bananas and the stalks are black.
While those which are forced ripe with Carbide are lemon yellow and their stalks are green and moreover they are clear yellow without any black spots.
 
Now, what is Carbide and how is it harmful? 

 Carbide is a chemical which if mixed with water, emits heat and the heat emitted by a Close tank mixed with Carbide is even more than that emitted by a LPG Cylinder, so much so it can be used for Gas Cutting (which means the calorific value is so high that it can replace LPG gas).  In the same way, when a bunch of bananas is dipped in the water mixed with Carbide, the gas gets absorbed into the bananas and they get ripe.  

However, the banana vendors are not that literate and so they do not know the exact proportion of Carbide to be used for a dozen of bananas.  As a result they end up using excess quantity of Carbide which gets absorbed into the bananas and ultimately enters our stomach.  Due to this excess use of Carbide, Tumours can be formed in our digestive system.
So, next time you purchase bananas, make sure you select the naturally ripened ones.

 

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Benefits of purple sweet potato

The purple sweet potato

The latest in a long line of potential Superfoods
The purple sweet potato, the latest food item presented to the general public as a potential superfood.  

The potato’s colouring contained the chemical anthocyanin,

which is known to lower the risk of cancer and could even possibly slow down certain types of the disease.  

The colour is the important part because the purple colour is responsible for the amount of anthocyanin in the potato.

 Scientists have already used two strands of anthocyanin to treat colon cancer and found that the pigment slowed down the growth of cancerous cells.  

Anthocyanin, which produces red, blue or purple colours in different types of food, can also be found in blueberries, red grapes and red cabbage, however the specially grown purple sweet potato has a higher concentration of the chemical than any other species of potato.  

It’s good not only for cancer prevention but other benefits like antioxidants as well.

 

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Benefits of sweet potatoes

SWEET POTATO (kamote) 

Did you know that SWEET POTATO (kamote) far exceeds the nutrition and health values of rice?

Here are the benefits of substituting rice with kamote: 1.    Sweet potato is more filling and suppresses hunger pangs longer. It is also cheaper than rice.

2.    Unlike rice, it is easy to grow. It grows in backyards with or without fertilizers.

3.    Unlike rice which needs to be eaten with a dish, Sweet Potato tastes good and can be eaten by itself. Thus, substituting rice with sweet potato saves money for other needs.

4.    Rice cannot match the nutritional values of potato. Because rice converts to sugar in the body, the Philippines register as a top producer of diabetics in the world. The poor tends to load up on rice and less on the dish which are more expensive. That makes them vulnerable to diabetes, an ailment known in developed countries as a rich man’s disease.

5.    The nutritional values of a 3 oz. baked sweet potato are: calories 90, fat 0 g, saturated fat 0 g, cholesterol 0 mg, carbohydrate 21 g, protein 2 g, dietary fiber 3 g, sodium 36 mg, vitamin A 19,218 IU, folic acid 6 micrograms, pantothenic acid 1 mg, vitamin B6 <1 mg, vitamin C 20 mg, vitamin E 1 mg, calcium 38 mg, manganese 1 mg, carotenoids 11,552 mcg, potassium 475 mg and magnesium 45 mg. Compare that to a 100 g serving of white rice with: calories 361 kcal, water 10.2 g, total fat 0.8 g, dietary fiber 0.6 g, calcium 8 mg, phosphorous 87 mg, potassium 111 mg, sodium 31 mg, vitamin B1 0.07 mg, vitamin B2 0.02 mg, niacin 1.8 g, protein 6 g and carbohydrates 82 g.

6.    Too much rice consumption can make you sick, but sweet potato(kamote) can bring you to health and keep away some health problems. These have been proved medically.


Believe it or not

– Sweet Potato (kamote) lowers hypertension,

bad cholesterol and even blood sugar when eaten as SUBSTITUTE TO RICE!

The purple sweet potato (kamote) is particularly effective for lowering hypertension.

The Korean medical documentary credits the sweet potato (kamote) as high fiber and is one of the best foods that one can eat to prevent cancer!

Many of them even call the sweet Potato a “super food that heals.”

 

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Healthy Drinks That Can Help You Lose Weight

 Healthy Drinks That Can Help You Lose Weight

When it comes to weight loss, substituting healthy drinks for those sugary sodas and energy drinks can have a drastic effect on your weight loss goals. Most people don’t realize how many calories they take in each day from drinks alone. For instance, a caffe mocha with all the fixings can pack in over 500 calories! So as you can see, switching to healthier drinks and ditching the “junk drinks” will greatly reduce your daily caloric intake and in return start shredding those unwanted pounds. Check out this list of  healthy drinks that can help you reach your weight loss goals…
 

1. Vegetable Juice 

Vegetable juice is every bit as nutritious as fruit juice but with about half the calories. Most vegetable juices are also rich in fiber which can help make you feel full and in turn eat less.

2. Fruit Smoothies 

Mix-up a delicious batch of smoothies using your favorite fruits and a little bit of skim milk. Do not consume smoothies with added sugar, whipped cream, honey, or other sweeteners that can add hundreds of calories – in other words, don’t eat smoothies from your favorite local restaurant or ice-cream shop and think that you’re eating healthy because you’re not!


3.  Fruit Juice 

Fruit juices have loads of vitamins and nutrients, but it’s important to make sure that there’s no added sugar…sorry Sunny D and Tang! Also remember that the pulpier, the better. Fruit juice with lots of pulp contains added fiber that can help you feel more full and eat less.

4. black Coffee 

Coffee has plenty of positive health benefits and best of all, it contains no calories! Black coffee is rich in antioxidants that can help boost your mood, improve concentration, reduce the risk of diabetes and cancer, as well as many other benefits. Keep you coffee consumption at 4 cups or less per day – as with anything, moderation is the key.

.Green Tea 

Like coffee, green tea has a plethora of positive health benefits and contains plenty of helpful antioxidants. It also helps to boost your metabolism if consumed on a daily basis, which can help to speed up your body’s fat-burning mechanism – as much as a 40% increase in some cases!

6.  Milk 

The calcium in Low-fat or skim milk can help contribute to the breakdown of fat cells in your body. Too much milk, though, can pack on the pounds because it does contain a lot of calories, so stick to 3-4 small servings per day in order to benefit from milk’s weight loss benefits.

7. Ice Water 

Probably the most powerful weight loss tool at your disposal, and also the cheapest, is plain old ice water (who’d a thunk!). Drinking plenty of water is great for your body because it helps you feel full, boosts your metabolism, and it contains zero calories. Furthermore, some studies suggest that drinking just two extra glasses of ice water per day can help boost your metabolism by as much as 30%. This equates to about 5 pounds of fat loss per year!

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Things we should iin Life

 

This is without a doubt one of the nicest good luck forwards I have received ..

Hope it works for you — and me


ONE .  
Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully . 

TWO .  Marry a man/woman you love to talk to . As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other .  

THREE .  Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want .  

FOUR .  When you say, ‘I love you,’ mean it .  

FIVE .  When you say, ‘I’m sorry,’ look the person in the eye .  

SIX .  Be engaged at least six months before you get married .  

SEVEN .  Believe in love at first sight . 

EIGHT .  Never laugh at anyone’s dreams . People who don’t have dreams don’t have much .  

NINE .  Love deeply and passionately . You might get hurt but it’s the only way to live life completely .  

TEN . .  In disagreements, fight fairly . No name calling .  

ELEVEN . Don’t judge people by their relatives . 

TWELVE .  Talk slowly but think quickly .  

THIRTEEN! . . .  When someone asks you a question you don’t want to answer, smile and ask, ‘Why do you want to know?’ 

FOURTEEN .  Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk .  

FIFTEEN .  Say ‘bless you’ when you hear someone sneeze .  

SIXTEEN . .  When you lose, don’t lose the lesson . 

SEVENTEEN .  Remember the three R’s: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions .  

EIGHTEEN .  Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship .  

NINETEEN .  When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it .  

TWENTY . . Smile when picking up the phone . The caller will hear it in your voice .  

TWENTY- ONE .  Spend some time alone .

 

A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart

Do not keep this message . 

 

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Empathetic and grateful

 

Empathetic and grateful

manager required

Interview  –

The director discovered from the CV,  that the youth’s academic result is excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, never has a year he did not score.

董事長問,你在學校裏拿到獎學金嗎?該青年回答,沒有。

The director asked, “Did you obtain any scholarship in school?” and the youth answered “none”.


董事長問,是你的父親 為您付學費嗎?該青年回答,我父親在我一歲時就去世了,是我的母親給我付的學費。

The director asked, ” Is it your father pay for your school fees?” the youth answered, my father passed away when I was one year old, it is my mother who paid for my school fees.


董事長問,那你的母親是在那家公司高就?該 青年回答,我的母親是給人洗衣服的。
董事長要求該青年把手伸給他,該青年把一雙潔白的手伸給董事長。

The director asked, ” Where did your mother worked?” the youth answered, my mother worked as cloth cleaner. The director requested the youth to show his hand, the youth showed a pair of hand that is smooth and perfect to the director.


董事長問,你幫你母 親洗過衣服嗎?該青年回答,從來沒有,我媽總是要我多讀書,再說,母親洗衣服比我快得多。 

The director asked, ” Did you ever help your mother washed the cloth before?” The youth answered, never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books, furthermore, my mother can wash cloths faster than me.

董事長說,我有個要求,你今天回家,給你母 親洗一次雙手,明天上午你再來見我。

The director said, I had a request, when you go back today, go and help to clean your mother’s hand, and then see me tomorrow morning.

該青年覺得自己成功的可能很大,回到家後,高高興興地要給母親洗手,母親受寵若驚地把手伸給孩子。

The youth felt that its chance of landing the job is high, when he went back, he happily wanted to clean his mother’s hand, his mother feel strange, happy but mixed with fear, she showed her hand to the kid.


青年給母親洗著手,漸漸地,眼淚掉下來了,因為他第一次發現,他母親的雙手都是老繭,有個傷口在碰到水時還疼得發抖。

The youth cleaned his mother’s hand slowly, his tear drop down as he did that.  It is first time he found his mother’s hand is so wrinkled, and there are so many bruises in her hand. Some bruises incites pains so strong that shiver her mother’s body when cleaned with water.

青年第一次體會到,母親就是 每天用這雙有傷口的手洗衣服為他付學費,母親的這雙手就是他今天畢業的代價。

This is the first time the youth realized and experienced that it is this pair of hand that washed the cloth everyday to earn him the school fees, the bruises in the mother’s hand is the price that the mother paid for his graduation and academic excellence and probably his future.

該青年給母親洗完手後,一聲不響地把母親剩下要洗的衣服都洗了。

After finishing the cleaning of his mother hand, the youth quietly cleaned all remaining clothes for his mother.

當天晚上,母親和孩子聊了很久很久。

That night, mother and sons talked for a very long time.


第二天早上,該青年去見董事長。

Next morning, the youth went to the director’s office


董事長望著該青年紅腫的眼睛,問到,可以告訴我你昨天回家做了些什麼嗎?

The director noticed the tear in the youth’s eye, asked: ” Can you tell you what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?”

該青年回答說,我給母親洗完手之後, 我幫母親把剩下的衣服都洗了。

The youth answered, ” I cleaned my mother’s hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes’

董事長說,請你告訴我你的感受。

The director asked, ” please tell me your feeling.”


該青年說,第一,我懂得了感恩,沒有我 母親,我不可能有今天。第二,我懂得了要去

和母親一起勞動,才會知道母親的辛苦。第三,我懂得了家庭親情的可貴

The youth said, Number 1, I knew what is appreciation, without my mother, there would not the successful me today. Number 2, I knew how to work together with my mother, then only I can realize how difficult and tough to get something done.  Number 3, I knew the importance and value of family relationship.


董事長說,我就是要錄取一個會 感恩,會體會別人辛苦,不是把金錢當作人生第一目標的人來當經理。你被錄取了。

The director said, ” This is what I am asking, I want to recruit a person that can appreciate the help of other, a person that knew the suffering of others to get thing done, and a person that would not put money as his only goal in life to be my manager. You are hired.

這位青年後來果真工作努力,深得職工擁護,員工也都努力工作,整個公司業績大幅成長。

Later on, this young person worked very hard, and received the respect of his subordinates, every employees worked diligently and in a team, the company’s result improved tremendously.


假如一位孩子從小嬌生慣養,習 慣了被人圍著寵著,什麼都是第一,父母的辛苦都不知道,上班後,以為同事都應該聽他的,當了經理後,不知道員工的辛苦,還要怨天尤人。這樣的人,會有好的學校成績,會有得意風光的一時,但社會上的這類人,都不能成大事,都不會感覺到幸福,都要跌跟鬥,那父母是愛孩子呢還是害孩子呢?

A child who has been protected and habitually given whatever he did, he developed “entitlement mentality” and always put himself first. He is ignorance of his parent’s effort. When he started work, he assumed every people must listen to him, and when he became a manager, he would never know how suffering his employee and always blame others.  For this kind of people, he can have good result, may be successful for a while, but eventually would not feel sense of achievement, he will grumble and full of hatred and fight for more. If we are this kind of protective parent, did we love the kid or destroy the kid?

你可以讓你的孩子住 大房子,吃大餐,學鋼琴,看大屏電視,但你在割草時,也要讓你的孩子在大太陽下拔拔野草,你在吃飯後,也要讓你的孩子洗洗碗,不是你沒有錢雇人,而是你真心愛孩子。你要讓孩子知道,即使父母掙不少錢,但早早的白髮,和那位洗衣服的母親沒有本質的差別。但更重要的是,要讓你的孩子學會感恩。

You can let your kid lived in a big house, eat a good meal, learn piano, watch a big screen TV. But when you are cutting grass, please let them experienced it. After a meal, let them washed their plate and bowl together with their brothers and sisters. It is not because you do not have money to hire a maid, but it is because you want to love them in a right way.  You want them to understand, no matter how rich their parent are, one day their hair will grow gray, same as the mother of that young person. The most important thing is your kid learn how to appreciate the effort and experience the difficulty and learn the ability to work with others to get thing done.

  

 

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