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Sunday, November 30, 2008
"inner self confidence"... and become the kind of
guy that is literally BULLET-PROOF. If you would
like to learn some of the best tricks, techniques,
and concepts for building a rock- solid self-image
and massive self-confidence, then take a minute
and read THIS:
Most men HATE the idea of "rejection".
I'm not talking about "don't like the idea" or
"wish it didn't happen"... I'm talking HATE here.
The idea of walking up to a woman and having
her REJECT you causes most men to instantly feel
sick in the pit of their stomachs and literally
feel a horrible combination of nervousness and
A guy can psych himself up for an hour to go
talk to a woman, but when the moment comes to
actually DO IT, EVERYTHING changes.
The heart rate shoots up, breathing quickens,
eyes dart back and forth, thoughts of rejection
fill the mind, and eventually the pressure becomes
too much to bare.
Most men find this state so scary that they end
up deciding to forget about approaching the
women... just to end the discomfort.
The temptation is great to just "walk away"
because just as quickly as the intense nervousness
is triggered by the moment one decides to ACT, it
goes away when you decide to "forget about it and
The fact that "choosing to walk away" leads to
the "instant gratification" of the nervous feeling
going away makes it the most popular option.
Most of the time (and I'm talking about
probably 99% of the time here) men just walk away.
They give up before they've even started.
I find this topic fascinating.
If I just think about it, I can remember MANY
times in my past where I wanted to talk to a
woman, but I just didn't do it.
In fact, many of them are so vivid that I can
remember the exact setting, what the girl looked
like, who else was there, etc... and I'm talking
about situations that happened YEARS ago.
These moments obviously made an impression.
I can also remember kicking myself for DAYS
afterwards for not approaching and talking to
Can you relate?
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ACTUAL REJECTION AND THE
FEAR OF REJECTION...
I think it's important to realize that there's
a BIG difference between ACTUAL rejection (having
a girl who is offended, upset, rude, etc. to you
when you start talking to her) and the FEAR of
rejection (how you feel when you imagine a woman
I've found that for me PERSONALLY, my FEAR of
rejection is actually FAR, FAR more painful and
difficult to deal with than ACTUAL rejection in
the real world.
The main reason for this is that most of the
time when a man starts talking to a woman, she is
actually rather nice about the whole affair.
Men aren't "rejected" very often!
If a woman isn't interested, she usually just
says "I have a boyfriend" or "No thank you"... or
she'll just walk away without saying anything at
Out of the hundreds and hundreds and hundreds
of times that I've approached women, I can't
remember any time that a woman has yelled "Get
away from me you loser! You are unattractive and
the very thought of going on a date with you makes
me sick to my stomach!"
I'm sure it's happened to SOMEONE, but it's
never happened to ME.
The worst I've had is a woman making fun of the
words I used (telling me that my pickup line was
lame) or just walking away.
No slaps, no boyfriends beating me up, and no
But here's the kicker...
You can experience an intense FEAR of rejection
EVERY time you consider approaching a woman.
Imagine, something you can predict with almost
You can be in any situation, anywhere, anytime,
and still have FEAR of rejection... which will
prevent you from approaching a woman.
Ah, the power of the human mind.
HOW TO DEAL WITH REJECTION...
A lot of guys ask me, "How do I deal with
The answer: Don't worry about it.
If you get "rejected", you'll be fine.
It's no big deal, and it doesn't happen that
And when it does, you'll recover shortly
You'll find yourself telling your friends about
it, and laughing together. Rejection from a woman
is about as painful as getting a "D" on a test.
It's basically insignificant.
The REAL question is "How do I deal with my
FEAR of rejection?".
If you can overcome your imaginary FEAR of
rejection, you'll be on your way. (Some guys have
a type of fear that they might call "terror" when
thinking of approaching women.) If you have this
level of fear, then you might want to take a
minute and check this out before reading on:
WHY WOMEN REJECT MEN...
Now let's talk about those rare instances where
a woman actually REJECTS a man.
For the sake of this discussion, I want to
define "rejection" as a woman doing something that
lets you know that she's upset and offended that
you started talking to her, and she responds in a
mean or vicious way to make you go away.
I do NOT consider a woman walking away without
stopping to talk to you, her saying "No thank
you", or any other time when a woman just simply
doesn't engage to be "rejection".
If you DO consider these things to be
rejection, please stop reading now, call your mom
into your room, and tell her that it's time you
grew up and moved out... and that she'll get over
the fact that she can't choose your clothes for
you and hug you when you have a boo-boo anymore.
I've found that there are a few main reasons
why women actually DO reject men (by the way, it's
VERY rare that I actually get "rejected"
anymore... it's probably happened to me once in
the last 100 times I've started a conversation
with a woman... because I don't do dumb-ass things
Here are the main ones:
1. The guy isn't paying attention, and he does
something stupid to begin with.
Some guys think it's appropriate to walk up to
a woman, put their arm around her, and say, "Hey
baby, you sure do look hot tonight".
Some guys don't see anything wrong with
following a woman around all night, staring at her
constantly, then walking over with a nervous,
sweaty-palmed, stalkerish look and saying, "You
remind me of my sister".
These are bad ideas.
2. The guy doesn't stop when he should.
If two women are sitting alone at a table in
the corner, and one of them is obviously upset,
and you walk over to them and say, "Hi, can I buy
you a drink?"... and the upset one looks at you
and says, "No thanks, we're in the middle of a
conversation" (then looks away from you back at
her friend)... and you say, "Aw, cummon, have a
drink. You need to lighten up and have some
fun"... and she looks back at you and says firmly,
"We're busy"... and you say, "What, are you in a
bad mood or something? I'm just trying to buy you
a drink"... and she says, "We don't want a
drink"... and you say, "Well maybe your friend
does"... and the friend says, "No, I don't want
OK, hopefully you get it.
If you ever do something like this, you are a
dumb ass, and you deserve to be slapped and have
47 drinks thrown in your lap.
3. Making a woman nervous with your body
If you start talking to a woman, but your
posture is weak and slumped, your eyes are darting
around but not meeting hers, and you're wearing an
unbuttoned flannel shirt with one of the tails
tucked in, you're probably not going to get a
If you creep a woman out, things aren't going
to work for you.
4. Not understanding a woman's body language and
When you start talking to a woman, she will let
you know within a very short time if she's
receptive to talking to you.
If you've been reading too many books that say
"A woman will signal her availability and interest
by flipping her hair, licking her lips, and
cocking her head coyly at you", then get over it.
This stuff happens to Brat Pitt, not to YOU.
And if it DOES happen to you, then skip this
When you first start talking to a woman she's
either going to keep talking to you in an open,
comfortable way or she's not.
She's either going to act like things are cool
or she's going to act like they're not.
This is an amazing thought, but women get
nervous too. They will often stop talking just
because they can't think of anything to say, etc.
But you need to pay attention.
Experience is the best teacher here.
My simple point is that MOST GUYS CAUSE
REJECTION by what they're doing. They aren't
paying attention, or they're doing things that are
If you just avoid a few major mistakes, learn
how to start conversations with women, and do a
few simple things RIGHT, you'll all but totally
avoid "rejection" from the women you approach.
HOW TO OVERCOME FEAR OF REJECTION
The REAL obstacle here is the FEAR.
As I mentioned, FEAR of rejection, or IMAGINING
rejection when you should be imagining success,
leads to walking away.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Ironically, I've found that the best way to
overcome my own fear of rejection was to see that
it wasn't going to actually happen.
The more times I approached women and started
conversations and the more I saw that women
usually responded positively, the less I imagined
things going wrong.
This led to a positive feedback loop of me
wanting to approach more women and have more
Here are a few ideas for overcoming your own
FEAR of rejection:
1) Go out to a bar, and watch men approaching
Take a Saturday night, and just go out alone.
Find a seat at the bar where things are busy, and
Make sure you visit a place that is REALLY
busy, so you can see a lot of people interacting.
Now, pay attention.
You'll begin to pick out the guys who are
approaching a lot of women, asking them to dance,
buying them drinks, etc. Watch what happens.
You'll be able to see for yourself that most of
the time, even if the woman isn't interested,
nothing bad happens.
You'll also see that when a guy tries to grab a
woman who's walking by, makes a crude sexual
comment, or just keeps talking when a woman isn't
interested, that the woman's feelings might
escalate and she'll respond negatively.
You can watch what works and what doesn't right
in front of your own eyes.
This will start to reprogram your mind that
women don't usually "reject" men, even in the most
intense situations where they're being approached
2) Start small.
If you have to, start by talking to women who
are PAID to talk to you.
Go to a mall (one of my favorites).
Stores in malls hire attractive young women.
Walk into every store, and start conversations.
Practice making eye contact.
Come up with a few jokes that you can use in
any situation ("So, do you own this store?
Perfect, then you won't care if I just take some
Ask the salesgirls to smell your new cologne
(the one you sprayed on your wrist next door) and
give you her opinion.
The more you do this, the more you'll get used
to starting conversations with women you don't
know, and having comfortable conversations.
3) Choose one default thing for each situation.
It amazes me that guys don't think ahead.
They don't plan what they're going to do.
As the old saying goes "By failing to plan, you
plan to fail".
You really need to figure out a DEFAULT thing
you can do to start a conversation with any woman,
Once you come up with your idea, mentally
rehearse it until you could do it in any
Then get out and do it.
HOW TO AVOID REJECTION AND INCREASE SUCCESS
Human beings tend to want to "save face" when
it comes to relationships.
We don't like the idea that another person has
outright "rejected" us, and we ALSO tend to not
want to "hurt other people's feelings" by
This is one of the reasons why women will often
lie and say "I have a boyfriend" when they don't.
You must become aware of these "subconscious"
processes and motivations, work with them, and
eventually become the master of them.
Learn to recognize when a woman is "politely
saying no thanks", and move on.
If a woman isn't interested in you, forget
about it. It doesn't matter.
LEARN HOW AND WHY WOMAN FEEL ATTRACTION FOR MEN
Most men believe that if they could only
overcome their own fear of rejection, and learn
how to start talking to women, all their problems
would be solved.
Just because you can start conversations with
women doesn't mean that they'll feel ATTRACTION
It took me a LONG time to really "get" this.
It took me even LONGER to realize that there is
actually a way to make women feel the emotion of
ATTRACTION for you... just by the way you
communicate with them.
I used to believe that it was a mysterious,
lucky accident when a woman felt ATTRACTION.
Now I realize that it's only "lucky" for those
guys who don't understand it (and very few do).
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Although this edict does not have a legal binding, it has nevertheless triggered an outburst of controversies: whether yoga is purely a form of exercise or is carrying some religious elements.
Malaysia is not the first country in the world to have triggered religiously inspired objections to yoga. Egypt banned the practice of yoga back in 2004, and we have also heard that conservative Christians in the United States strongly opposed to the inclusion of yoga in school PE classes.
Frankly speaking, there are a few branches in yoga, part of which actually entailing religion. In Hinduism, Jainism or Buddhism, we see believers practising yoga as a means of training in their pursuit of spiritual uplifting.
"Religion never comes into play in the practice of yoga for most people. To them, "one with the universe or heavens" is an excessive state way too remote or lofty to be accessible."
However, in actual fact, yoga is not altogether identical to religion. Yoga was born long before major religions and ancient Indians saw yoga as superior to religion, and the ultimate approach to pursue reality.
It has been said that the highest state in yoga is the unison of an individual's consciousness with the universe, which to some extent resembles the "one with the heavens" philosophy of ancient China.
Having said that, religion never comes into play in the practice of yoga for most people. To them, "one with the universe" or "one with the heavens" is an excessive state way too remote or lofty to be accessible.
Jack learns yoga for spiritual enlightenment and to reduce stress; John takes up yoga to strengthen his body and relieve pains and illnesses; while Jane practises yoga purely to shed a few pounds and make herself look slimmer and more attractive.
While we have a thousand and one reasons to practise yoga, these reasons are, and always remain, just that simple.
Yoga has become a lifestyle today. Just as Sisters In Islam (SIS) has said, the yoga which has gained popularity in our cities and towns today has shed many of its religious elements to become a simplistic form of stylish health-promoting exercise.
Where history is concerned, sports has never been completely weaned from politics, and to the dismay of many, sports is also now entangled into the ramification of religious controversies.
As a matter of fact, the origins of ancient Olympics were also shrouded in a thick, mysterious religious veil. From the many magnificent legends depicting the origins of the games, we could see that they were all rooted in Zeus, the God of all gods in Greek mythology, as well as His relatives.
In other words, Zeus was the spiritual commander of ancient Olympics. The torch lighting ceremony in modern Olympics, meanwhile, has also taken root in an ancient religious ceremony of worshipping.
While we respect the National Fatwa Council's edict, we are keen to find out, based on the same argument, whether it should also be deemed inappropriate for Muslims to take part in the Olympics.
(By LIM MUN FAH/Translated by DOMINIC LOH/Sin Chew Daily)
psss...as a muslim im ok with " NO MORE YOGA FOR MUSLIM "...there are still many practices outhere which is even more more more better than YOGA such as " how to get 6 pax abs in 2 months"...YOGA IS Too SLOW LAA BROTHER!!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Afternoon tea A term used for a mid-afternoon meal with a variety of sandwiches and sweets at which tea is the main beverage.
Agony of the leaves Expression describing the unfurling of rolled or twisted leaves during steeping.
Anhui One of the major black tea producing regions in China.
Aroma The fragrant flavor of brewed leaf, consisting of the essential oils of tea.
Assam A region in northeastern India known for its strong, high-grade tea.
Astringency The drying sensation in the mouth caused by teas high in unoxidized polyphenols.
Autumnal Tea produced late in the growing season.
Bakey Tea taster expression for overfired teas.
Bergamot Essential oil of the bergamot orange used to flavor a black tea base to make Earl Grey tea.
Billy An Australian term referring to a tin pot with a wire handle to suspend over an open fire in which tea is boiled.
Biscuity Tea taster's expression often used with Assam teas that have been fired well but not overly so.
Black tea Fresh-picked green tea leaves are withered, spread out on racks to dry, and then crushed by rollers to release the leaves? juices (fermented or oxidized). The leaves turn brown are then fired (or dried) by hot air and sorted into grades.
Blend A mixture of teas usually to promote consistency between growing seasons.
Bloom Tea taster's term to describe sheen or luster present to finished leaf.
Body Tea taster's term to denote a full strength brew.
Bold Large leaf cut tea.
Brassy Unpleasant acidic bite from improperly withered tea.
Break An auction term referring to a lot for sale, usually 18 chests or more.
Bright Denotes a bright red brew or light leaf, as opposed to a dull brown or black color.
Brick tea China and Japan teas mixed and molded into bricks under high pressure. Once used as a form of currency.
Brisk A tea high in astringency. Also a trademarked characteristic of Lipton tea.
Broken Smaller leaf style usually created during manufacture by passing the leaf through a cutter.
Broken Orange Pekoe (BOP) Full-bodied black tea comprising broken segments of somewhat coarse leaves without tips. The smallest of the leaf grades, it gives good color in the cup and is used for many blends.
Broken Pekoe (BP) Full-bodied black tea comprising broken segments of somewhat coarse leaves without tips.
Butter tea (tsampa) Boiled tea mixed with salt and soda, then strained into an urn containing butter and dried ground cereal (often barley), and then churned. Butter tea is served in a basin and often a lump of butter is added when serving. It was served in Tibet and then in India.
Caffeine Stimulating compound present in tea.
Camellia sinensis Botanical name for the tea plant.
Catechins Class of polyphenol present in high concentrations in green tea, but found in varying levels in other teas derived from the tea plant.
Ceylon Former name of Sri Lanka used when referring to tea grown on the island.
Cha Romanized spelling of Chinese and Japanese character referring to tea.
Chai Often refers to masala chai, or spiced tea, which is a strong black tea infused with milk, sugar, and spices.
Chest Classical tea package, usually made of wood and aluminum-lines, used to ship tea from plantation.
Chesty Tea taster's term signifying off odor in tea from the wood in the tea chest.
An herbal caffeine free beverage; any tea served with half tea, half milk and sweetened; a theme tea party oriented toward youth.
Chunmee Green China tea, so called due to its resemblance to the shape of human eyebrows.
Congou A general term used to refer to all black teas from China.
Coppery Bright infusion of good quality black tea.
Cream Tea A meal featuring delicacies and sweets at which tea is the main beverage.
CTC Stands for Crush, Tear, and Curl, a machine-based process which macerates the leaves by pressing through counter-rotating rollers to create a stronger, more colory tea.
Darjeeling A province in northern India that produces black tea famous for its exquisite bouquet.
Dhool Refers to the tea leaf during fermentation, noted for its coppery color.
Dimbulla A district in Sri Lanka (Ceylon) that produces full-bodied black tea.
Dust The smallest broken leaves left over after all manufacturing processes are finished.
Earl Grey A black China tea scented with oil of bergamot.
English Breakfast A name originally applied to Congou and now used to include blends of black teas in which the China flavor predominates.
Estate The property or plantation where the tea is grown; an estate may have more than one garden.
Fannings Small grainy particles of leaf (1 to 1.5 millimeters) sifted out of the better-grade teas much smaller than BOP and used in tea bags only. Depending upon the quality of the original tea leaf (such as Boh Estates? Cameronian), fannings in teabags may produce liquor that is as good as the original whole leaf tea.
Fermentation Used in the process of preparing black and oolong tea, this step involves allowing the natural browning enzymes present in tea leaf to oxidize fresh green tea leaves and to impart the darker brown-red color and characteristic aroma.
Fibrous Teas which contain a large percentage of fannings.
Firing The process of rapidly heating the leaf, either with hot air or in a wok, to quickly halt fermentation and dry the leaf to its final product.
Flat Teas lacking astringency or briskness.
Flowery Used in grading the size of tea, it typically indicates a leaf style with more of the lighter colored tips.
Flowery Orange Pekoe (FOP) Orange Pekoe with an abundance of tips, and therefore of finer quality.
Flush Young tea leaf shoots. The term also refers to the various harvests ? "first flush" is the early spring plucking and "second flush" is harvested in late spring and early summer. A second flush has a stronger flavor than the first flush.
Formosa Tea produced in Taiwan, typically oolong teas.
FP Whole-leaf black tea with the leaves rolled lengthwise.
Full Strong tea without bitterness and posessing good color.
Garden The name of a specific plantation used to identify fine harvest produced solely from that garden.
Genmaicha Green tea with toasted rice.
Golden Denoting the orange colored tip present in high quality black tea.
Gong fu Meaning "performed with care," this typically refers to a style of brewing with many repeated short infusions of leaf in a miniature pot.
Grainy Term used to describe high quality CTC teas.
Green tea Unfermented tea that is immediately heated (or steamed) to kill the fermentation enzymes. It is then rolled and dried. Naturally low in caffeine, the brew is very light in color. Green teas range from a light, fragrant taste to a very bold vegetal flavor.
Gunpowder A type of young green tea, each leaf of which is rolled into a ball.
Gyokuro Japanese for "pearl dew," it is a high-grade tea grown under the shade and made by a special process in the Uji district of Japan.
Hankerchief tea A tea which was grown on Formosa and which gets its name from the large silk hankerchiefs that Chinese tea growers used to use to collect their very fine tippy teas.
Hard Pungent tea, which is desired in some Assam teas.
Harsh Bitter teas.
Heavy A thick, colory infusion with little briskness or astringency.
Herbal infusion Sometimes called "herbal tea" or "tisane," it is not a tea but an herbal mixture containing no caffeine.
High tea An afternoon or evening meal with meat and other dishes at which tea is the main beverage.
Hoochow A China green tea.
Hyson Chinese for "flourishing spring." A type of green China tea, formerly drunk extensively in Europe. "Young Hyson" is a type of China tea plucked early.
Jasmine Black tea scented with jasmine flowers, typically made with green Pouchong tea as the base.
Jat Type of tea bush normally applied to its origin. For example a tea comes from the China or Indian jat. This means that the tea bushes originated either from seeds or cuttings from China tea plants or from the indigenous Indian tea found in Assam.
Keemun A fine grade of black-leaf China Congou tea produced in Anhui province.
Kenya A country in Africa that produces one of the finest black teas from that continent.
Lapsang Souchong A smoky China tea dried over smoking pine needles.
Malty Slightly over-fired tea, sometimes desirable.
Matcha Powdered green tea from Japan, used in the tea ceremony.
Metallic Tea taster's term to denote coppery taste of some teas.
Muddy Tea taster's term to denote a dull, blackish color of the infusion.
Nilgiri A district in the hills of southern India that produces black tea. Used extensively in flavored teas because it holds flavor well.
Nose The aroma of the tea.
Oolong tea Semi-oxidized tea from China or Formosa; a diplomatic tea in that oolong is a compromise between black tea and green tea. Oolong tea is more delicate than black tea and stronger than green tea. The floral Ti Kuan Yin produces a clear mellow brew and is famous for its light fragrance.
Orange Pekoe (OP) Higher quality than Pekoe leaves, it is not a kind of tea but a term which describes the size of leaf. It is a black tea comprising leaves 8 to 15 millimeters. It has fewer tips than FOP. because it is plucked somewhat later in the season. Generally refers to tea from Sri Lanka (Ceylon). Leaves are long, thin and rolled lengthwise.
Orthodox Prepared using a technique which leads to larger leaf styles mirroring hand-produced teas.
Pan-fired A kind of Japan tea that is steamed then rolled in iron pans over charcoal fires.
Pekoe A grade of black tea produced by a medium plucking of the second leaf on the bush.
Pekoe Souchong Black tea, each leaf of which is rolled in a ball produced by a coarse plucking of the third leaf on the bush.
Plain Tea taster's term to denote dull liquor with sour taste.
Plowman's Lunch A meal featuring hearty meat and cheese sandwiches, pickled vegetables, sweets, and served with tea as the main beverage.
Plucking The process of harvesting the tea by cutting the flush from the growing tea shrub.
Polyphenols Astringent compounds present in tea.
Pouchong A kind of scented China tea, so called from the Cantonese method of packing in small paper packets, each of which was supposed to be the produce of one choice tea plant.
Pu erh A type of tea most notably from the Yunnan province of China, and is a damp green tea that has been fermented microbiologically to a black leaf.
Pungent Tea taster's term to denote a very astringent tea.
Rawness Bitter taste.
Rolling The process of crushing the leaves to initiate fermentation and impart twist.
Rooibus Bush tea from Africa. Caffeine free, it may be purchased as a varietal or blended with herbs and flavorings.
Russian tea The name given to a glass of hot tea liquor which is poured into the glass over a slice of lemon. Sometimes sugar or honey are added. In some countries this type of tea drink is known as lemon tea. The name comes from the Russia way of taking tea.
Scented tea Green, semi fermented or black tea that has been flavored by the addition of flowers, fruit, or essential oils. Earl Grey is one of the most famous of scented black teas. Madame Butterfly is a green tea scented by the addition of flowers and flavoring.
Self drinking Rounded, well bodied tea that can be served unblended.
Semi-fermented tea Tea that has been partially fermented before being fired or dried. The tea has the qualities and appearance halfway between a green and black tea.
Sencha The most popular variety of green tea in Japan.
Single estate tea A blend of teas from one particular estate or garden.
Smoky Tea taster's term for teas that have been fired over smoky flames and thus impart a smoky flavor.
Soft Tea taster's term for underfermented teas.
Souchong Term for large leaf teas derived from the third and fourth leaf of the tea shoot.
Specialty tea A blend of teas that takes its name from the area in which it is grown; a blend of teas blended for a particular person or event, or a blend of teas for a particular time of day.
Spring teas Formosa teas picked in the April-May season.
Stalk Describes teas with presence of red stalk pieces from a hard plucking.
Summer teas Formosa teas picked in the June-September season.
Szechwan A non-smoky black tea from China, with narrow leaves and flowery fragrance. Also a tea growing province in China.
Tannin An astringent chemical component of tea.
Tarry Tea taster's term for teas that have been fired over smoky flames and thus impart a smoky flavor.
Tarry Souchong Very smoky black tea from China or Formosa.
Tat Shelf made of wire mesh or burlap used to spread the leaves out for withering and fermentation.
Tea caddy A small container (often with lock and key) for tea; the word caddy comes from catty, the Chinese or Malayan word for "pound", which is the quantity of tea originally contained in a caddy.
Theaflavins Orange red potyphenols unique to fermented teas such as black tea, and formed from the condensation of two catechins.
Theanine Unique amino acid in tea.
Theine Synonym for caffeine.
Ti kuan yin Chinese for "iron goddess of mercy," which is a distinctive type of oolong tea that is typically longer-fermented and possessing a darker-colored but fragrant brew.
Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe (TGFOP) Represents some of the most precious teas in the world. It is common to see whole leaves in their original state after brewing. TGFOP is the highest grade, usually full leaf tea from India (Darjeeling and Assam). Golden refers to light colored buds.
Tip The bud leaf on a tea plant.
Tippy teas Teas with white or golden tips.
Tisane Teas produced from the leaves of plants other than the tea plant, herbal tea.
Tuocha Bowl tea. A form of brick tea comprised of pu erh tea pressed into a bowl shaped cake.
Twankay A low grade China green tea. This word was corrupted when people called men manning the ships who brought tea back from China "Twankys." These ships often foundered on reaching the British coast and the bodies of Twankys would be washed ashore to be found by their widows -- hence the name given to the Aladdin character "Widow Twanky" by a Victorian impresario.
Twist Before fermentation, the leaves need to be crushed to initiate oxidation. This imparts the curled appearance of the finished leaf.
Two and a bud The ideal plucked tea for production consisting of the new tea shoot and the first two leaves.
Uva A district in Sir Lanka that produces a tea of great subtlety.
Vintage Leaves that share the same harvest.
White tea A rare tea produced from full-grown buds of "Big White" tea bush, which is not rolled or fermented -- only steamed.
Winey Mellow quality, which is a characteristic of some Keemun teas which have been given time to age.
Withering The first step in production of most teas. Involves letting the fresh leaves wither for some period of time after plucking to reduce moisture content.
Woody Tea taster's term indicating an undesirable grass or hay flavor in black tea.
Yixing Pronounced "ee-hsing", this region in China is noted for its purple clay used to produce distinctive unglazed teapots.
Yunnan Black tea from the Yunnan province of China. Along with Assam, this region was the original site of wild tea plants.
psss...i love drinking tea!! it makes u ageless..i gotta bliv this fact..
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
[Yang] Associated Press
Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang ponders a question during a talk at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco Nov. 5.
Yahoo Chairman Roy Bostock and Mr. Yang, who will stay on as a senior executive and board member, have been discussing for weeks the possibility the CEO might step aside, said people familiar with the matter. His impending exit leaves much unresolved for the Internet company, which has been fighting a battle to remain independent for months. The move could pave the way for Yahoo to complete a deal with Microsoft.
For his role in those talks, Mr. Yang has been taking a beating from investors for months as concerns from inside and outside the company that he wasn't the right person to help Yahoo make painful strategic choices continued to mount. Activist investor Carl Icahn said he would replace Mr. Yang as CEO if his proxy campaign succeeded. After Yahoo agreed to a truce with Mr. Icahn, allowing him to join the board, shareholder resentment lingered. Mr. Yang received the support of only 66% of shareholder votes cast at the company's recent annual meeting. He stayed on, arguing that he was the best person to help Yahoo turn itself around.
That became increasingly difficult as the board was unwilling to abandon the notion that a deal with Microsoft could yet be struck, said people familiar with the matter. And while Mr. Yang is not opposed to a deal, and recently said publicly that he thought Microsoft should try to buy Yahoo, his relationship with Microsoft has been strained by months of tense negotiations.
* AllThingsD: Yahoo Searches For CEO
* AllThingsD: Yang's memo to Yahoo employees
* Yahoo Press Release
A person familiar with Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer's thinking said that the Microsoft chief is still interested in buying Yahoo's search business, which could help the software company with the critical task of ratcheting up its market share against Google Inc. But Mr. Ballmer is in no rush, this person said, and will likely wait until a new Yahoo chief executive is named before making any new entreaty.
The current economic turmoil might strengthen Microsoft's hand because Yahoo is dependent on advertising revenue, which has fallen. Microsoft has a broader range of businesses with which to weather rough economic waters. News that the board had begun a search to replace Mr. Yang was first reported Monday evening by AllThingsD, a Web site owned by Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal.
In recent weeks, Yahoo's plummeting stock price has continued to send alarm bells to the board, said people familiar with the matter. On Monday, Yahoo shares closed at $10.63 a share, down 1.76% on the Nasdaq Stock Market. However, in after-hours trading, the shares jumped 4.42%. Microsoft had offered $31 a share on Jan. 31, which Yahoo's board rejected.
Meanwhile, Mr. Yang's strategy of keeping Yahoo independent has faced a number of new roadblocks. Google abandoned a pending search deal with the company amid regulatory concerns. And talks over a possible merger with Time Warner Inc.'s AOL -- which are ongoing -- failed to progress.
Yahoo's board members have chosen executive-search firm Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. to find Mr. Yang's successor. The board is likely to consider Susan Decker, Yahoo's president, who is well-liked by some board members, said people familiar with the matter.
But some large investors could resist the choice, as they have previously expressed concerns that Ms. Decker, who was formerly Yahoo's chief financial officer, lacks the management experience for the job.
Microsoft's Mr. Ballmer has repeatedly said in public in recent weeks that his company has no interest in acquiring Yahoo and that the two aren't engaged in talks about a transaction. However, Mr. Ballmer did signal at an event last month that a more narrow deal between the companies, perhaps involving a Microsoft acquisition of Yahoo's search engine, could make sense.
People familiar with Microsoft's thinking have said support remains within the company for a Yahoo search deal, but that other factors, such as the souring economy and an expected change in the ranks of antitrust officials with the new presidential administration next year, could affect the timing of any Microsoft actions. If Microsoft decides to make a new run for all or part of the company, Mr. Yang's departure clears one hurdle. Microsoft executives viewed him as the main stumbling block to getting a deal done.
Following Microsoft's initial bid for Yahoo, Mr. Yang responded a month later with a note to his shareholders that said Microsoft's bid "substantially undervalues" the company. With that he let Microsoft to stew as the software giant tried to entice him into talks.
When those talks started in earnest -- weeks later in mid-April -- Mr. Yang played his cards close to the vest, telling Mr. Ballmer and other Microsoft executives at a meeting in Portland, Ore., that he wasn't authorized to cut a deal.
In following weeks, Yahoo's board authorized Mr. Yang to sell the company, and in early May, he and his co-founder David Filo met Mr. Ballmer in Seattle to discuss the details. Soon after Mr. Yang returned to California late the same day, Mr. Ballmer called to say he was dropping Microsoft's offer. People familiar with the matter say Mr. Yang was stunned.
As the two retreated to their respective corners this summer, Mr. Ballmer largely blamed Yahoo and Mr. Yang for the companies' failure to reach an agreement, say people familiar with his thinking.
A spokesman for Microsoft said the company had no comment on the change in Mr. Yang's role.
psss....is it okay if im the ceo..??
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
At least I have a piece of broccoli in it.
My Journey Begins
Journey Begins: Sunday, Feb 18, 2007
Week 9 (April 16)
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Before And After
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|Body Fat %: 14.6||Bodyfat %: 8.7 ||Bodyfat %: 4.7|
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|Pullups in one set: 15 ||Pullups in one set: 23||Pullups in one set: 30 |
SURE UP™ CREAM
|Contents : 35-45 days usage|
SURE UP™ CREAM PLUS
|Contents : 10-15 times usage|
WHY is SURE UP™ CREAM & SURE UP™ CREAM PLUS THE NO. 1 “COSMETIC CREAM” FOR MEN’s PRIVATE CARE?
These 2 unique cosmetic creams are developed to benefit the following penis and groin problems:
• Dead cells and ageing skin
• Fungal, bacteria and itch infected penis and groin problems
• Sweat, smell and odor penis and groin area.
These 2 unique cosmetic creams are developed to indirectly help:
• Clog blood vessels which cause erectile dysfunction
• Sensitive penis head which cause premature ejaculation and
• Prostate symptoms.
Most men with the above problems consume capsules, herbal drinks and energetic beverages with very little results and many reported side effects. Short term effects include headache, fast heart beats, nausea and hangover the morning after. There are many reported incidents where a prolong consumption of these herbal capsules, beverages and drugs causes kidney, liver and heart failure.
Both Sure Up™ Cream and Sure Up™ Cream Plus are application solutions. No consumption is required. The products are developed for external use. It helps men not only with hygiene and cleanliness issues plus it improves blood circulation and removes sensitive penis head issues.
Bad blood circulation and clog urination vessels are the primary cause of prostate infections. These symptoms are highly visible in men above 40. Without early and proper care the risk of enlarged prostate, erectile dysfunction and prostate cancer becomes imminent.
WHY are THESE 2 UNIQUE CREAMS DIFFERENT?
Sure Up™ Cream cosmetic range for men private care was developed in two different series for different penis problems and indirectly provides total penis and sexual solutions.
Series 1 SURE UP™ CREAM
The 1st series is developed in cosmetic form and the natural essential oil herbs used indirectly helps too:
• Rejuvenate the outer skin texture. These unique effects will help:
• Provide young and fresh skin texture.
• Remove dead cells on skin.
• Keep penis and groin area fungal and bacteria free.
• Maintain penis and groin area odorless and with long lasting aromatic value.
• Indirectly Improves blood flow in men’s penis. Men’s penis consist 6000 veins. With age, food, lifestyle and repeated use of the penis, most blood veins in the men’s penis becomes clog and ultimately less blood flows through which cause weak erection. The 1st series is developed to indirectly help clear the clogs and allow the smooth flow of blood, which indirectly boost erection and increase size.
• Indirectly prevents future prostate problems. Before and after prostate symptom and diagnosis, urination is known to be a problematic issue in prostate. Reported benefits of the natural essential oils used in this unique cream indirectly helps provide a better urination experience.
What are the symptoms of prostate problems?
Source and additional information of prostate problems, visit:
Series 2 SURE UP™ CREAM PLUS
The 2nd series is developed in cosmetic form and the natural essential oil herbs used indirectly helps to eradicate the sensitivity of the penis head which is the primary cause of premature ejaculation.
What is premature ejaculation?
Many men occasionally ejaculate sooner during their sexual intercourse than they or their partner will like. Premature ejaculation is divided into primary ejaculation and secondary ejaculation.
• You have primary premature ejaculation if you’ve had the problem for as long as you have been sexually active.
• You have secondary premature ejaculation if you developed the condition after having had previous, satisfying sexual relationships without ejaculatory problems.
HOW to use
SURE UP™ CREAM & SURE UP™ CREAM PLUS?
• SURE UP™ CREAM must be used once (1 time) daily. It can be used twice (2 time) for faster results. If used once (1 time), it is best to use it after shower in the morning for maximum effect. It is important to understand SURE UP™ CREAM is to rejuvenate the outer skin texture, cleanliness and indirectly helps eliminate clog veins, bad nerves and dead cells. Daily compliance is an important element in the reconstruction of the male sexual organ. No need to rinse or wash penis before intercourse.
• SURE UP™ CREAM is available in 2 sizes (50g and 25g). The 50g tube content can be used up to 45 days and the 25g tube content can be used up to 21 days. You only need to apply minimal quantity daily. Quantity required per application = toothpaste used per brushing. For faster and better effect, cream must be rubbed in thoroughly once applied.
• SURE UP™ CREAM PLUS is to be used 1 hour before intercourse. When using for the 1st time it is advisable to use twice (2 times) before intercourse. 1st application minimum 6 hours before intercourse. 2nd application 1 hour before intercourse. Rinse penis with water only before applying the 2nd application. Rinse penis with water at all times before intercourse.
• SURE UP™ CREAM PLUS is available in 1 size of 5g. The 5g tube content can be used up to 10 times.
• Application and how to use Sure Up™ Cream and SURE UP™ CREAM PLUS is available in every box on purchase.
HOW fast CAN I SEE RESULTS?
For maximum results, you are recommended to use both the Sure Up™ Cream and SURE UP™ CREAM PLUS. Sure Up™ Cream will assist you in maintaining a healthy penis and SURE UP™ CREAM PLUS will indirectly assist you with penis head sensitivity.
SURE UP™ CREAM PLUS:
Immediate results for penis head sensitivity. Increase frequency of penetration. Control ejaculation.
SURE UP™ CREAM:
Results for Sure Up™ Cream is divided into 3 phases.
For individual who are diabetic, heart problem, prostate problems or old age (above 65), a minimum of 120 - 150 days daily application will be required for your penis care. Two times (2 times) a day application must be adhered to. Once (1 time) in the morning, Once (1 time) before sleep. No need to rinse or wash penis before intercourse.
Experience youthful, healthy skin in 14 days. No more black, red or brown spots. No bad odor. No dry and dead skin. Keeps penis and groin area clean, fungal and bacteria free.
Important : To experience above results:
Sure Up™ Cream must be applied daily without miss.
Experience better urination and blood flow in 30 days.
Important : To experience above results:
Sure Up™ Cream must be applied daily without miss.
Experience healthy penis blood flow in the morning and when you are awake from sleep. Most notably in the morning. A healthy penis blood flow through the penis will indirectly increase erection.
Important : To experience above results:
Sure Up™ Cream must be applied daily without miss for 90days.
WHAT are REPORTED BENEFITS OF THE NATURAL ESSENTIAL OIL USED IN SURE UP™ CREAM & SURE UP™ CREAM PLUS?
• Effective in inhibiting the c-AMP phosphodiesterase enzyme which are important to increase “male penis” performance.
• Source of calcium, iron, sodium and potassium which are essential cofactors in various enzyme functions.
• High in vitamin E, A, D, K, minerals and essential fatty acids that leaves the skin soft and glowing.
• A circulatory stimulant and tonic to blood vessels and highly beneficial to nerves by increasing circulation.
• Therapeutic potential in treatment of poor sperm motility.
• Powerful immune system stimulant and sorts out most viral, bacterial and fungal infections.
• Antioxidant that prevents cell damage.
• Vasodilatation, a well absorb flavonoid and catechin to provide collagen integrity.
HOW safe ARE SURE UP™ CREAM & SURE UP™ CREAM PLUS? ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS? ARE THERE ANY EFFICACY TEST CONDUCTED?
Both the Sure Up™ Cream series are approved by the Health Ministry of Malaysia under the cosmetic control and license bureau.
• Sure Up™ Cream control and license number: MAL 06091263K
• Sure Up™ Cream Plus control and license number: MAL 07080845K
Both the Sure Up™ Cream series is developed with 100% natural and herbal ingredients. No animal, No chemical, No steroid and No alcohol substances are used in the formulation of the Sure Up™ Cream series.
Highly concentrated extracts, essential oils and water base solutions are used in the manufacturing of the Sure Up™ Cream series. GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice), Halal Certification and Islamic Manufacturing Practice standards are used in the development and production of these unique creams.
No side effects has ever been reported with regards to the content used in Sure Up™ Cream series or any other related product developed with the same or equal substance.
CONTENT of SURE UP™ CREAM SERIES
Natural, Herbal and Essential Oil formulated in these series are:
BUTEA SUPERBA: The roots and stem of the plant are medicines used for strength and power. In addition, the roots and stem of the plant are considered to help increase male sexual performance.
The crude extract (used in Sure Up™ cream) showed similar reaction to that of the male aphrodisiac tablet. They produce vasolidatation effect. There fore the extract are composed of substances that are effective in inhibiting the cAMP phosphodiesterase enzyme, which are very beneficial to the human penis. click to view plant
OLEA EUROPAEA: Also known commonly as Olive Oil. Recent research has shown that olive oil has an excellent moisturizing effect on the skin and leaves a breathable protective film that holds in moisture. Olive oil is high in Vitamin E, minerals and essential fatty acids that leaves the skin soft and glowing. It also contains an abundance amount of Vitamin A, D and K. click to view plant
ROSMARINUS OFFICIALIS: It is said to be the herb of lovers, of fidelity and of strong men. Rosmarinic acid is four times more active as an anti oxidant than Pycnogenol, which is 100 times more active than Vitamin C and E. It is beneficial to the nerves by increasing blood circulation.
The most important constitute of rosemary is caffeic acid. It has therapeutic potential in treatment of poor sperm motility. click to view plant
EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS: Also known as Clove. The first recorded use of cloves is by the Chinese in the first century B.C. during the Han Dynasty (207 B.C – 220 A.D). Cloves is said to be used as an aphrodisiac.
Japanese researchers have discovered cloves high anti oxidant contents to help prevent cell damage. Its essential oil is effective against strep, staph and pneumomocci bacteria. It exhibits broad anti microbial properties against fungi and bacteria. click to view plant
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA: Commonly known as Tea Tree Oil.
Tea tree oil when blended with cream and applied to the skin help clears up any fungal, bacterial as well as viral infections.
On the genitor urinary system, it can be used to help clear genital infections in general. click here to view plant
NIGELLA SATIVA: The extract of this essential oil is a source of calcium, iron, sodium and potassium. Its main function is to act as essential cofactors in various enzyme functions. click here to view plant
pssss...for those men who got problem...=_+
Alicia Keys Plays Hard-To-Get
Eleven-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys, who's in contention for five American Music Awards including Artist of the Year, will join Kanye West to perform live in Hollywood during the gala show next month.
Did you know that bread is delivered fresh to the stores five days a
week? Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Each day has a different color twist tie.
They are :
Monday - Blue
Tuesday - Green
Thursday - Red
Friday - White
Saturday - Yellow
So if today is Thursday, you would want red twist tie not white which is Fridays. (almost a week old)! The colors go alphabetically by color
B lue - G reen - R ed - W hite - Y ellow, Monday thru Saturday. Very easy to remember.
Enjoy fresh bread when you buy bread with the right color on the day you are shopping.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday November 9, 2008
Mahathir can’t swim, urges parents to ensure their kids can
PUTRAJAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad can do many things but take him to a pool and that’s where his human frailty will begin to show
The former Prime Minister can’t swim.
Launching a charity triathlon event for an 11-year-old who will also swim 8km across the Putrajaya lake, the former Prime Minister spoke about his “weakness”.
“I confess that I can’t swim. I am astonished that humans can swim.
“I used to worry that when I sailed on ships, I would sink to the bottom in case anything happened to the vessels,’’ he said.
He acknowledged how important it was to learn to swim, and urged parents to ensure their children could do so.
“It is a bit too late for me but I have tried to learn swimming many times,” he added.
Salman Ali Shariati Abdul Halim will also cycle for 360km and run 84km to raise funds for his attempt to swim across the English Chan–nel next year.
If successful, the boy will be–come the youngest swimmer to cross the English Channel.
Dr Mahathir praised Salman — a student of the Anglo Chinese School in Ipoh who is dubbed the “Iron Boy” — for his grit and determination at such a tender age.
He was recognised as the country’s youngest long distance swimmer by the Malaysia Book of Records last इयर.