30 January 2008

GENDER

Forbes list of the richest female stars:

1. Oprah Winfrey
2. JK Rowling
3. Martha Stewart
4. Madonna
5. Celine Dion
6. Mariah Carey
7. Janet Jackson
8. Julia Roberts
9. Jennifer Lopez
10. Jennifer Aniston

What I found funny however, was the way all of these women were rich and famous and accepted, and their roles in society only exemplify the stereotypical qualities in a woman, and not to mention each other their jobs use the right side.. the artistic side, the emotional side.. as oppose to the left brain.. the intelligence// logical side.

For example:

Oprah-- talkshow host
JK Rowling-- writer
Martha Stewart--cooking show/home duties

And to compare.. the top 10 celebrities


1. Steven Spielberg - £180m
2. Howard Stern - £163m
3. George Lucas - £127m
4. Oprah Winfrey - £122m
5. Jerry Seinfeld - £54m
6. Tiger Woods - £49m
7. Dan Brown - £48m
8. Jerry Bruckheimer - £45m
9. JK Rowling - £41m
10. Dick Wolf - £38m

Steven--director, Howard Stern (actor, director, radio show host, author, comedian- all rounder) and George Lucas-- we all know who he is.

The difference, I believe is jarring.. not only between the richest, but their professions and their sucess stories.

29 January 2008

The Stocks this year

"Keep your eye on the economy, it's happening all over. Bad debts are going to increase some more just as they are increasing now. Unfortunately all our economies are reliant on the United States, it's already started happening in Australia.. I don't know about India."



A recent comment from a woman who's been in the financial & banking for more than a decade.



What's happened in the US?



Mortgages, loan of money for larger amounts. Bank's security being either the property that was purchased with the money borrowed or another property/land- either a home or a company, belonging to the borrower.



Before a loan is approved, banks normally value the security and approve loan amounts lesser than the value of the property.



As an example:



Property value: 200$



Loan Approved: 150$



If there's a narrow margin between the value of the property and the loan amount, perhaps because the person servicing the loan is earning well, banks require property insurance to be taken out as additional security for the bank.



Lax lending habits (no proper income verification, people in unsteady jobs) caused by increased competition within the sub prime lending sector (sub prime referring to customers who would normally not be able to get loans through proper banks) on the part of

17 January 2008

the rainbow serpent decided to through the plains of the dessert.
When she went outside the hole she found cold ice all over.

Shivering in the heat of the ice, she found refuge under a big giant rock.
'how could she survive this turbulent sun', she screamed insider her head.

And just when she was giving up home.. and bleeding all over the desert ice,
she found an isolated spot. Deep in the cracks,
of the igloo home she lived in at that point of
time.... lay a solitary space.

that smelt the delicious smell of earth. Pure earth,
motherland-womb and cocoomb.... she ran into the space in a speed that
only the blood in her veins could compete with.

In an orgasm of emotions, she made it to the spot
, and then she died in a dream that
resulted in this musky rainbow world.

A dream of hope and mushy swamps, of

love

and the

hate it follows.

Had she knwn her secret

spot of earth, in a snow

covered sweaty world of heat..

would result to this

life and

misery,

I

w
o
n
d
e
r

would she have rather bled to death?

13 January 2008

TATA NANO: 100,000 RS only

Image borrowed frm BBC.

GARDEN FLOWERS


IRIS DAHLIA ROSE GAZANIA PANSY




BUTTON ROSE -WHITE DAHLIA- PURPLE DAHLIA


AND THOSE ARE SOME OF THE FLOWERS IN MY GARDEN! wOOT wOOT!



11 January 2008

INCOME TAX


Sunil, one of the managers in the team trying to help one of the ladies sort out her tax returns.. watch and learn time.. ;)



It's the time of the year again when millions of Indians around the country file for tax.





The company I work in, we document out bills on the computer the whole year round, and now is the time to submit the actual receipts into drop boxes and provide proof also that this was claimed the whole year out. Investment receipts, declarations and claims.. ARGHHHH





I do understand why people sweat it out over hours to do these things. It;s all a matter of trying to retain some of the money that u've worked ur arse off trying to earn. Once again ARGH!!





And ofcourse, God help you if it just so happens that for some reason, on the last day to submit these claims your password locks you out of the computer. ARGHHHH!

10 January 2008

-

I am the Malaysian Ministry.

I make mistakes.

N i fix them by making more mistakes.

Shoot me.

06 January 2008

Perfume of the Desert: Farid ud Din Attar

In the dead of night, a Sufi began to weep.
He said, "This world is like a closed coffin, in which
We are shut and in which, through our ignorance,
We spend our lives in folly and desolation.
When Death comes to open the lid of the coffin,
Each one who has wings will fly off to Eternity,
But those without will remain locked in the coffin.
So, my friends, before the lid of this coffin is taken off,
Do all you can to become a bird of the Way to God;
Do all you can to develop your wings and your feathers."

Farid ud Din Attar, translation by Andrew Harvey and Eryk Hanut - 'Perfume of the Desert'