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avoid rain water, can spread rat urine infected with leptospirosis, especially in crowded and developing cities.

Most back and shoulder aches stem from poor posture as most people spend most of their lives in front of a desk.
We need to get up and stretch ONCE EVERY HOUR to loosen the muscles and decompress our lower back.
Walk, not jog, at least 2x a week.
To keep stress, anger, and unforgiveness is worse than having a physical teacher.
Ref: a pilate teacher Alvin Giam

What to do when your hand is scalded?
Instead of putting ice or toothpaste (which will contract the skin and worsen the blister), dip into a cup of room temperature water.

How to treat acid reflux ?
make lifestyle changes
over-the-counter medication

Common symptoms of acid reflux:
burping, belching
sour / bitter taste in mouth
feel a burning sensation in throat / chest (heartburn)
cough at night
dry / sore throat
hoarseness in morning
worsening of asthma

Consequences of Long-Term acid reflux : oesophagitis, sricture, barrett’s oesophagus.

Certain food may worsen reflux, please avoid:
chocolates, sweet deserts, high fat / spicy foods, curry, citrus fruits, garlic, onion, tomatoes, tomato-based products.
beverages e.g. citrus juices (orange, lemon), alcohol, coffee, tea.

eat regular meals, small portions each time.
avoid eating 2-3 hours before sleep
lose weight if you are overweight
stop smoking
elevate head of your bed by 6-8 inches.
avoid stres
Ref: Andrea Rajnakova

Finance trends

Michael Hasenstab
fund manager. Templeton Global Bond Fund.
PhD in economics at Australian National University, Canberra.
honeymoon climbing Mt Kilimanjaro with wife Mary Ann
focus on sovereigns and forex, many other global funds buy gov, corporate, and supranational debt.

To Hasenstab, most developed markets are overly indebted and overleveraged, and they offer far more risk than return potential from their paltry interest rates.

In 2007, before the credit crisis, 70% of his portfolio was in mature markets. But then he realised the US financial crisis would spread globally. Solution? he shorted the euro, while buying currencies with current-account surpluses, including CHF and JPY. He boosted holdings in countries where he expected sizable rate cuts, among them Australia, NZ, Chile, South Korea, Mexico. Anticipating the flight to USD, he hedged most of his emerging-market currency exposure.

In finance, short selling (also known as shorting or going short) is the practice of selling assets, usually securities, that have been borrowed from a third party (usually a broker) with the intention of buying identical assets back at a later date to return to the lender. It is a form of reverse trading. The short seller hopes to profit from a decline in the price of the assets between the sale and the repurchase, as the seller will pay less to buy the assets than the seller received on selling them. Conversely, the short seller will incur a loss if the price of the assets rises.
Those who short, expect price to decrease.

Hasenstab believes that over the next few years, US rates will rise and JPY will fall.

Women beware!
If a couple takes taxi in Arab countries, guys go up 1st. Ladies come out 1st. Why? My mentor told me got cases where the ladies were kidnapped.

I love to read and learn from others.

From: 5 Life Lessons I Learned From Prawning (Prawning Tips Included)
1) Fat opportunities don’t come to you. You have to go to them.
2) People help those they like; therefore, be likeable.
3) Be willing to make changes, however unpleasant.
4) Observe what others are doing and MODEL them as best you can.

the risk of being run over by garbage trcuks / buried under the trash
health risks like tetanus
Let us remember the parable of the Good Samaritan

Summer 2011: I have never heard of U Mannheim (the Harvard of Germany), until I learned about CF, probably as young as my sister. See you soon.

Summer 2011: to be competititive, one needs to prepare visume (video resume).

Summer 2011: I had a writing course in a very cold room. Tips: you can use the heat of laptop to warm your hands.

Employer: Our company place cleanliness as the highest value. Do you clean your shoes against the mat when you came in?
Job applicant: Yes, Sir.
Employer: Actually, there is no mat.
Moral of the story: honesty is the best policy

Written by blueroselady

August 1, 2011 at 4:13 pm


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Where do I stand?
Honestly, all my colleagues are smarter, faster, more capable, knowledgable, and mature than me.
Sometimes, I wonder why colleague A being so good yet has to struggle for years?
Sometimes, I wonder why colleague B who is so smart and talented, cannot get the job that he wants. Too many competition? Not good enough?

Sometimes, I wonder why colleague Z does not want to go to pursue a better opportunity, to join the world class, given his outstanding previous performance?
Sometimes, I wonder how on earth I arrive here. How many more months, how many more years I can keep on struggling and fighting?
I am really grateful for an opportunity to go to the world class destination, to work with the world class people. What does this mean? Should I persevere? I love to collaborate, sometimes and many times I find myself alone. They said that individual, but not team, is promoted. I cannot trust people 100%, though deep inside I wish I could trust others. Fortunately, I still have a super good friend whom I can trust and always tell me not to give up (J), a long term collaborator who is highly idealist and a big dreamer, and many other blessings.

Since my early school days, I have to work extra hours, put extra efforts. Yet, over the years, family responsibilities are and will be increasing. How to achieve a balanced life?
I wish not to be like my boss who works everyday and has no family, though his peer said he has a good career.
I want to be responsible to the company that has paid my income.
I want to be a good child, a good spouse, a good parent, a good society member, and a good global citizen.
Perhaps I could not state so much of what I want, I can only make the best of whatever opportunities and blessings that I have.
After closing a chapter in a life, I have to make a firm decision. To join force with Panda for the grand plan: the outcome of which is to make this world a better place.

Written by blueroselady

February 23, 2011 at 3:41 pm

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Honestly, I have never thought about it seriously for I have been living a student life for more than a quarter century.

Yet, it is never too late to learn!

A career is the sum total of all of your work-related contributions to society in a lifetime.

Smart career development requires you to be self-reflective, resourceful, motivated, flexible, and able to keep your skills and competencies up-to-date.

The concept of climbing the career ladder is antiquated. Rather than “moving up” in one organization, we will find ourself moving up, down, and even off the ladder. It could, in fact, seem more like a maze, with many twists and turns, stops and starts.

In the modern world of work, you will need to find work that is “suited” to you.

There is no security in life, only opportunity.” Mark Twain

Each job, no matter how small, is meaningful and is part of our career plan in that we are always building onto our careers.

Today’s work will prepare us for tomorrow’s opportunities.

Written by blueroselady

January 7, 2010 at 3:56 pm