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100 things to watch in 2011

amazing analysis on trends and upcoming possibilities around the world!

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how many right answers can you get??

this is for those who buys branded stuff, but dunno how the hell to pronounce the name properly… LOL!! i didn’t know hermes is pronounced as “air-mehz” till i saw this post by xiejiafa. wahahaha!! i think i need to build up more on my fashionista knowledge… (i hope i do pronounce gucci and burberry properly though, cos its not on the list!)

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Anteprima (On-tay-pre-ma)
Anya Hindmarch (Un-ya Hine-march)
Agnes B. (Arg-nias Bay)
Azzedine Alaia (Aza-deen A-lye-a)
Balenciaga (Ber-larn-sia-ga)
Bally (Ba-li)
Balmain (Bahl-mahn)
Baume & Mercier (Bomi Merci-yay)
Braun Buffel (Brown Byu-furl)
Bvlgari (Bull-ge-ri)
Byblos (Be-blos)
Cacharel (Kare-sha-hell)
Cerruti (Cher-ru-tee)
Chantal Thomass (Shan-tal To-mah)
Charles Jourdan (Sharls Shor-Darn)
Charrier (Sha-ree-ay)
Che Che New York (Chee Chee New York)
Chloe (Klo-ay)
Christian Labourtin (Christian Loo-boo-tahn)
Christian Lacroix (Christian Le-kwah)
Claude Montana (Kload Moan-tana)
Commes Des Garcons (Kom Day Gah-sohn)
Coccinelle (Kor-chee-nel-li)
Courreges (Coor-ash)
Cynthia Rowley (Cynthia Rao-li)
Dolce & Gabbana (Dole-chay & Ger-bana)
Donna Karan (Donna Karen)
Dries Van Noten (Drees Varn Note-earn)
Emmanuel Ungaro (Ee-man-noo-el Oon-ga-ro)
Etro (Air-tro)
Fa:ge (Farge)
Furla (Foor-la)
Georg Jensen (Jog Yen-sen)
Gianfranco Ferre (Gianfranco Fair-ray)
Gianni Versace (Gee-ya-nee Ver-sa-chee)
Givenchy (Jee-von-she)
Guy Laroche (Ghee Lah-rosh)
Helmut Lang (Hel-moot Lung)
Hermes (Air-mez)
Herve Leger (Er-vee Lee-zhee)
Issey Miyake (Is-say Mi-ya-kay)
Jaeger-LeCoultre (Yay-ger ler Koot)
Jean Paul Gaultier (Zhon Paul Gol-tee-air)
Lanvin (Larn-von)
Loewe (Lo-ay-vay)
Longchamp (Long-shum)
Louis Feraud (Loo-ee Fay-ho)
Louis Vuitton (Loo-ee Vui-tong)
Marithe et Francois Girbaud (Mar-hi-tay ay France-sua Jee-bow)
Martine Sitbon (Marh-tin Si-bong)
Narcisco Rodriquez (Nah-see-so Rodri-gehz)
Pierre Cardin (Pier Karh-Donh)
Plein Sud (Plan Sood)
Romeo Gigli (Romeo Gee-li)
Salvatore Ferragamo (Sel-ver-tor-ray Fairer-gum-moh)
Thierry Mugler (Teary Moo-glay)
YSL Rive Gauche (YSL Reev Gosh)
Yves Saint Laurent (Eve Saint Lor-rong)

no wonder i’m always late for work~~

http://www.kisa.ca/personality/

interesting website for personality tests, which clearly explained why i am always late for work (follow the red words):

Your personality type is ENTP.

Extraverted   50%     Introverted   50%
Intuitive   73%     Sensing   27%
Thinking   55%     Feeling   45%
Perceiving   100% Judging (J) 0%

Extraverts’ energy is directed primarily outward, towards people and things outside of themselves. Introverts’ energy is primarily directed inward, towards their own thoughts, perceptions, and reactions. Therefore, Extraverts tend to be more naturally active, expressive, social, and interested in many things, whereas Introverts tend to be more reserved, private, cautious, and interested in fewer interactions, but with greater depth and focus.

    Extraverts often:

  • Have high energy
  • Talk more than listen
  • Think out loud
  • Act, then think
  • Like to be around people a lot
  • Prefer a public role
  • Can sometimes be easily distracted
  • Prefer to do lots of things at once
  • Are outgoing & enthusiastic

Sensors notice the facts, details, and realities of the world around them whereas Intuitives are more interested in connections and relationships between facts as well as the meaning, or possibilities of the information. Sensors tend to be practical and literal people, who trust past experience and often have good common sense. Intuitives tend to be imaginative, theoretical people who trust their hunches and pride themselves on their creativity.

    Intuitives often:

  • Focus on the big picture & possibilities
  • Admire creative ideas
  • Notice anything new or different
  • Are inventive – see what could be
  • Think about future implications
  • Trust their gut instincts
  • Prefer to learn new skills
  • Like to figure things out for themselves
  • Work in bursts of energy

Thinkers make decisions based primarily on objective and impersonal criteria–what makes the most sense and what is logical. Feelers make decisions based primarily on their personal values and how they feel about the choices.

    Thinkers often:

  • Make decisions objectively
  • Appear cool and reserved
  • Are most convinced by rational arguments
  • Are honest and direct
  • Value honesty and fairness
  • Take few things personally
  • Tend to see flaws
  • Are motivated by achievement
  • Argue or debate issues for fun

Judgers prefer a structured, ordered, and fairly predictable environment, where they can make decisions and have things settled. Perceivers prefer to experience as much of the world as possible, so they like to keep their options open and are most comfortable adapting. So, Judgers tend to be organized and productive while Perceivers tend to be flexible, curious, and nonconforming.

    Perceivers often:

  • May have difficulty making decisions
  • Are playful & unconventional
  • Are less aware of time & run late
  • Prefer to start projects
  • Play first, work later
  • Want to keep their options open
  • Question the need for many rules
  • Like to keep plans flexible
  • Want the freedom to be spontaneous

yes, i am a 100% perceiver… wahahahaha

building blocks of english/chinglish

wahahahaha~~ chanced upon this post while browsing mr miyagi’s blog… damn crappy la!! haha it’s talking about a set of bilingual wooden blocks which are supposed to teach young chinese kids english…

but apparently, something went wrong with the translation:

i mean, erm, what the hell is a darning needle? or bear cat? hahaha.. and do we even use ‘crustacea’ to call a ladybug? LOL lucky for the chicken and peacock, they got their names right…

and what the hell is a coler? or a wecker? and a GEE?? LOL amazing!!

i guess this was the ultimate… hahah destroy/extinguish the evidence!!! i think it “might” be useful when we need to shred papers… lol

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source: peer-see (do click on this!! LOL)

higher CO2 enables plants to grow faster and larger and to live in drier climates

something amazing which i came across while reading wattsupwiththat.wordpress.com

he’s actually proving that CO2 is the cause of higher plant growth! so if this is really true, what will be the result of those ‘reduce-co2-campaigns’ ?

im so enjoying all these controversial topics right now~~

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GPP is Gross Primary Production, a measure of the daily output of the global biosphere –the amount of new plant matter on land. NPP is Net Primary Production, an annual tally of the globe’s production. Biomass is booming. The planet is the greenest it’s been in decades, perhaps in centuries.

Until the 1980s, ecologists had no way to systematically track growth in plant matter in every corner of the Earth — the best they could do was analyze small plots of one-tenth of a hectare or less. The notion of continuously tracking global production to discover the true state of the globe’s biota was not even considered.

Then, in the 1980s, ecologists realized that satellites could track production, and enlisted NASA to collect the data. For the first time, ecologists did not need to rely on rough estimates or anecdotal evidence of the health of the ecology: They could objectively measure the land’s output and soon did — on a daily basis and down to the last kilometer.

The results surprised Steven Running of the University of Montana and Ramakrishna Nemani of NASA, scientists involved in analyzing the NASA satellite data. They found that over a period of almost two decades, the Earth as a whole became more bountiful by a whopping 6.2%. About 25% of the Earth’s vegetated landmass — almost 110 million square kilometres — enjoyed significant increases and only 7% showed significant declines. When the satellite data zooms in, it finds that each square metre of land, on average, now produces almost 500 grams of greenery per year.

Why the increase? Their 2004 study, and other more recent ones, point to the warming of the planet and the presence of CO2, a gas indispensable to plant life. CO2 is nature’s fertilizer, bathing the biota with its life-giving nutrients. Plants take the carbon from CO2 to bulk themselves up — carbon is the building block of life — and release the oxygen, which along with the plants, then sustain animal life. As summarized in a report last month, released along with a petition signed by 32,000 U. S. scientists who vouched for the benefits of CO2: “Higher CO2 enables plants to grow faster and larger and to live in drier climates. Plants provide food for animals, which are thereby also enhanced. The extent and diversity of plant and animal life have both increased substantially during the past half-century.”

From the 2004 abstract: Our results indicate that global changes in climate have eased several critical climatic constraints to plant growth, such that net primary production increased 6% (3.4 petagrams of carbon over 18 years) globally. The largest increase was in tropical ecosystems. Amazon rain forests accounted for 42% of the global increase in net primary production, owing mainly to decreased cloud cover and the resulting increase in solar radiation.

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Click to read the rest of the story

get to know yourselves better~~

koped from jasmine’s blog… haha…

http://www.quizbox.com/personality/test82.aspx

Your view on yourself:

You are down-to-earth and people like you because you are so straightforward. You are an efficient problem solver because you will listen to both sides of an argument before making a decision that usually appeals to both parties.

The type of girlfriend/boyfriend you are looking for:

You like serious, smart and determined people. You don’t judge a book by its cover, so good-looking people aren’t necessarily your style. This makes you an attractive person in many people’s eyes.

Your readiness to commit to a relationship:

You prefer to get to know a person very well before deciding whether you will commit to the relationship.

The seriousness of your love:

You are very serious about relationships and aren’t interested in wasting time with people you don’t really like. If you meet the right person, you will fall deeply and beautifully in love.

Your views on education

You may not like to study but you have many practical ideas. You listen to your own instincts and tend to follow your heart, so you will probably end up with an unusual job.

The right job for you:

You’re a practical person and will choose a secure job with a steady income. Knowing what you like to do is important. Find a regular job doing just that and you’ll be set for life.

How do you view success:

Success in your career is not the most important thing in life. You are content with what you have and think that being with someone you love is more than spending all of your precious time just working.

What are you most afraid of:

You are afraid of things that you cannot control. Sometimes you show your anger to cover up how you feel.

Who is your true self:

You like privacy very much because you enjoy spending time with your own thoughts. You like to disappear when you cannot find solutions to your own problems, but you would feel better if you learned to share your thoughts with a person you trust.

What Does Your Birth Date Mean?

what do u do if u have a comp with internet connection during boring training lessons?

surf net…

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***Your Birthdate: August 3***

You are more than a big ball of energy – you are a big ball of hyper.
You are always on the go, but you don’t have a type a personality.
Instead of channeling your energy into work, you instead go for fun and adventure.
Witty and verbal, you can have an interesting conversation with anyone.

Your strength: Your larger than life imagination

Your weakness: You tend to be pretty scattered

Your power color: Lime

Your power symbol: Lightening bolt

Your power month: March

What Does Your Birth Date Mean?
http://www.blogthings.com/whatdoesyourbirthdatemeanquiz/

u jump, i jump~~

expressions of divers. and i thought these pros have jumped at least a thousand times?

for more pics, click http://yadogg.com/sports/diving-expressions/

an e-story~~

something amazing i came across while surfing http://www.random-good-stuff.com : the following passage was taken from a book called ‘Gadsby’, which is an interesting story containing 50,000 words WITHOUT THE LETTER ‘E’ !!! interesting concept there by the author, Ernest Vincent Wright.

Up to about its primary school days a child thinks, naturally, only of play. But many a form of play contains disciplinary factors. “You can’t do this,” or “that puts you out,” shows a child that it must think, practically or fail. Now, if, throughout childhood, a brain has no opposition, it is plain that it will attain a position of “status quo,” as with our ordinary animals. Man knows not why a cow, dog or lion was not born with a brain on a par with ours; why such animals cannot add, subtract, or obtain from books and schooling, that paramount position which Man holds today.

read the full story here: http://www.wordwork.org/gadsby/index.html

take the speed test today!

how i wish i can travel ard the world like him~~

the lost girls~~

i came across this interesting travel blog while surfing. 3 ladies travelling around the world on a 1-year holiday!!! on a budget too! wow… i think i will definitely do that too if i have the chance and money…

The Lost Girls

Three twenty-something New Yorkers who ditched their media jobs to embark on a yearlong, round-the-world journey in search of adventure and inspiration. To find out what prompted them to leave everything familiar behind, click here

the power is yours!

i was recommended this show ‘the inconvenient truth’ by kawei… its a movie about the events that lead to global warming and its deadly impacts. some critical and shocking impacts are the increased severity of hurricanes/floods/droughts, rising sea levels, and a potential threat of an incoming ice age. means what? ice age might devour this planet in less than 50 years!

An Inconvenient Truth: The Science

actually its all up to our personal efforts: replace, reuse, recycle… small little efforts do accumulate and can make a difference…

You see that pale, blue dot? That’s us. Everything that has ever happened in all of human history, has happened on that pixel. All the triumphs and all the tragedies, all the wars all the famines, all the major advances…..it’s our only home. And that is what is at stake, our ability to live on planet Earth, to have a future as a civilization. I believe this is a moral issue, it is your time to cease this issue, it is our time to rise again to secure our future. – Al Gore

it is indeed shocking to know that global warming prevention efforts were simply ignored and brushed aside by the current UN… maybe we can only rely on captain planet to save us.. LOL..

end of the war~~

well.. good news to all accounting students in my group… AA306 is finally over! wee~~~  this deserves a mini-celebration before we procede with our subsequent battles… hopefully all our sweat, tears and blood during our preparation would not go to waste…

these few days haven been exciting at all… cos i’ve been cooping myself in hall either studying or staring at my comp… *no life… zzz* what to do… final semester liao rite.. ? bo bian lor… aiya but still okie la.. at least got my buddies in hall chionging notes and books together… except for a few (ahem) people (ahem) with only ONE paper left! and worst of all… i know pple who already finished all their papers! this is when the exam period started like only 2 days ago? Zzzz…

missing holidays! i guess there are same sentiments in all our minds rite… looking forward to ktv!, JB seafood, shopping?, dota!!, etc etc etc… haiz… going to be over soon la… lol…. last stretch already!! (as quoted by my NS platoon sergeant)

finally… some entertainment…

Desktop Tower Defense

this is a simple flash game of TD (tower defence… interesting game which kept me and my rommate hooked for a few days.. haha… meanwhile, carry on with the war… it is not over yet!!