Oscar the cat predicts patients' deaths

A cat has been acting as a death angel recently (and I think until now). Oscar (that the cat's name), will make a round in the hospital and usually will curling up next to them during their final hours.

The 2-year-old feline was adopted as a kitten and grew up in a third-floor dementia unit at the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The facility treats people with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease and other illnesses.

After about six months, the staff noticed Oscar would make his own rounds, just like the doctors and nurses. He'd sniff and observe patients, then sit beside people who would wind up dying in a few hours.

Some people didn't like him but at lest he give the patient final moment with their loved ones.

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Changing layout (again)

Recently I found this three column layout theme on someone blog. I've been sticking on a two column layout for sometime now and I need this three column so that I can put up my ads. So be patient with the layout while I try to rebuilt it back.

In the mean while, I've been busy lately because I have to pack up things in my room. I have to do it so I can give room to the workers to replace my wall. The wall are needed to be repair. The packing things has giving me hell because I need a lots of box to pack the things. The main problem is, where can i get big box now since everyone are selling this boxes to the scrap paper dealer??

Sorry I'm late, Bos. My dog ate my shoe...

If a student or a pupil forgets to bring their book to the school, usually we will hear the same old lame excuses ‘My dog eats my book’. I would like to know how you make an excuse if you came late to your office. Will you say the exact cause of why you did came late to your office like 'Sorry boss, I woke up late this morning'? I did it. Every time I come late to my office :P.

There is some craziest excuses that I found out in the internet (Isn’t Internet are wonderful?) This is the top 10.

  1. Someone was following me, and I drove all around town trying to lose them.
  2. My dog dialed 911, and the police wanted to question me about what "really" happened.
  3. My girlfriend got mad and destroyed all of my undergarments.
  4. I woke up and thought I was temporarily deaf.
  5. I just wasn't "feelin' it" this morning.
  6. I was up all night arguing with God.
  7. A raccoon stole my work shoe off my porch.
  8. I super-glued my eye thinking it was contact solution.
  9. I was putting lotion on my face when my finger went up my nose causing a nose bleed.
  10. A prostitute climbed into my car at a stop light, and I was afraid my wife would see her and think I was messing around... so I got out of the car.

But I like the number five most. You have to get the ‘feel’ before you go to work? Hahaha….

Read the article here

My childhood hobby

Lately I didn't update regularly my blog because I'm quite busy doing my childhood hobby. Beside collecting Beatles item (or merchandise) and playing guitar, I also have this model kit building hobby.

Recently I'm doing this Mitsubishi Zero model kit. Bought it under Rm50 and straight away building it. (Sorry I didn't have the model kit box picture and also the skeleton/sprue picture).

This is the first part.

Painting job 1.

Paint job 2

Paint job 3

Paint job 4

The process here are quite simple simply by looking to it but it is a tedious job and require a lot of patient. Here is a link to Malaysian Model Kit Building. (In this 'little' project, I manage to get myself an airbrush hehehe) I will put a post about my airbrush.

The Ten Commandments of cell phone etiquette

This is interesting. I know most of all will break in everyday. I know it is quite irritating if you found out someone will yell while talking at the phone (coz maybe the other side don’t know there are function in the phone that can make the speaker louder). And this is it. The Ten Commandments….

1. Thou shalt not subject defenseless others to cell phone conversations. When people cannot escape the banality of your conversation, such as on the bus, in a cab, on a grounded airplane, or at the dinner table, you should spare them. People around you should have the option of not listening. If they don't, you shouldn't be babbling.

2. Thou shalt not set thy ringer to play La Cucaracha every time thy phone rings. Or Beethoven's Fifth, or the Bee Gees, or any other annoying melody. Is it not enough that phones go off every other second? Now we have to listen to synthesized nonsense?

3. Thou shalt turn thy cell phone off during public performances. I'm not even sure this one needs to be said, but given the repeated violations of this heretofore unwritten law, I felt compelled to include it.

4. Thou shalt not wear more than two wireless devices on thy belt. This hasn't become a big problem yet. But with plenty of techno-jockeys sporting pagers and phones, Batman-esque utility belts are sure to follow. Let's nip this one in the bud.

5. Thou shalt not dial while driving. In all seriousness, this madness has to stop. There are enough people in the world who have problems mastering vehicles and phones individually. Put them together and we have a serious health hazard on our hands.

6. Thou shalt not wear thy earpiece when thou art not on thy phone. This is not unlike being on the phone and carrying on another conversation with someone who is physically in your presence. No one knows if you are here or there. Very disturbing.

7. Thou shalt not speak louder on thy cell phone than thou would on any other phone. These things have incredibly sensitive microphones, and it's gotten to the point where I can tell if someone is calling me from a cell because of the way they are talking, not how it sounds. If your signal cuts out, speaking louder won't help, unless the person is actually within earshot.

8. Thou shalt not grow too attached to thy cell phone. For obvious reasons, a dependency on constant communication is not healthy. At work, go nuts. At home, give it a rest.

9. Thou shalt not attempt to impress with thy cell phone. Not only is using a cell phone no longer impressive in any way (unless it's one of those really cool new phones with the space age design), when it is used for that reason, said user can be immediately identified as a neophyte and a poseur.

10. Thou shalt not slam thy cell phone down on a restaurant table just in case it rings. This is not the Old West, and you are not a gunslinger sitting down to a game of poker in the saloon. Could you please be a little less conspicuous? If it rings, you'll hear it just as well if it's in your coat pocket or clipped on your belt.

Kota Kinabalu First Jazz Festival

My goodness gracious.... This is first article that I still keep at my memo wall....

Yes this is the first Jazz Festival in Sabah. We all know about Jazz Festival at Miri quite recently. Actually I'm dying to go there but I know I won't have the budget to go there (and even staying there at Miri).

And this morning when I first opened the paper, this what I find out...

The concert will be featuring international acclaim artistes like Farid Ali a.k.a Mr. Gambus (Malaysia), vocalist Denise (dubbed live-wire on stage), British born pianist Asif Pishori and youngest brother Imran (keyboards), and Venezuela's James Vielma (percussion/vocals) who has been involved in Latin Music from a very young age.

Earlier in the day on Aug 11 itself, two workshops will be conducted by master musician for enthusiastic members of the public from 11 am to 1 pm at The Rock School, Likas Sport Complex Golf Driving Range. Lessons on drum and bass will be held by world-renowned drummer Lewis Pragasam and Prof Hanafie Mohd Imam while Farid Ali and Wang will conduct the workshop on guitar and gambus.

The result, 2 tickets worth RM100 each.

Bought it at Sri Pelancongan (also can call them at 088-232121) this afternoon. Unfortunately this event are going to be on Saturday. I'm taking leave for this even so that I can join the Guitar Workshop conducted by Farid Ali and Roger Wang but I think my wife won't make it to join me to the Fest. I hope she can make something about it so that she can join me.

Yeah, my dream come true at last ( but not yet :( )

Dog makes jokes too..

Before I read this articles, I already sense that dogs do have their own sense of humor. I have my own dog that ever make me laugh because she likes to play hide and seek with me. Not that I try to find or catch her, she will appear from nowhere then tap my feet then run around the house and back at me and tap my feet again (but she died 2 years ago :( ).

And my other dog (from the one which died long after giving birth to 3 pups) did of inherit his mom's sense of humor, like to tap my feet then making a smile face. :P

Mind you that my dog listen to my conversation. This morning I warn him not to go walking around the neighborhood (as soon as I open the gate to go to work, he will run past the gate) and he listen!

Read full stories here...

Mobile phone are making us more dumb?

Blame it your phone. Yes, your trusted phone with ***** brand (I refuse to say the Brand here coz I didn't want to be sued :)) According to some research, people starting not using their ability to memorized since the birth of speed dial, PDA and also computers. And this may leads to brain disease like Alzheimer.

Not like our older generation, at their younger years, they are committing their brain to memorized a lots of thing like phone number (mobile phone are not invented yet), and also addresses (and there is no email yet).

Yes, we the younger generation are blessed with this all technologies and I can see all of us are getting lazier each year. Hey, if there is no computer, how are we going to blog about this?? (And I know the research also from internet :P )

So the conclusion is : Hand phone + PDA X Computer = We are dumb! Ahahha...

Read full story here...

My PayPerPost have improvement

I checked out my PayPerPost account and there is an improvement! But I don't know if I can take out the opportunity. I know that PayPerPost is a revolution for blogger because you can gain something from it. I still waiting for the 'bench' period to passed since they didn't approved blog that has more than 30 days gap (which I admitted do it because of lack of time and lack of dedication on this blog last time). Yeah, way to go.....

King Of Rock

Somebody please verified this. Is is for real??

Somebody from Colorado own this rock and planning to sell it on the King's 30th Death anniversary on ebay. Yeah, also can get rich by that stone...

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It's delightful, it's delicious, it's de-lovely...

This is one of the best songs that I ever heard! Really hit me straight in my Swing head....

It's De-Lovely by Ysabella

But I like Robbie Williams version more.

Yeah, apart from Beatles, I'm a Swing/Jazz/Blues head myself. When I'm in smaller cloth ( teenage is what I mean :P), I fell in love of this kind of songs but in that time I didn't know it is called Swing. My passion for music were influence from artist like Micheal Learns To Rock, Eagles, Take That and also Robbie Williams (plus lots of artist that I could not remember by this time I'm posting this blog). But I do like music from Swing or Jazz Era that is from 1930-1950. Maybe you know who is Frank Sinatra is but don't know who Fred Astaire is? If you ever saw Tom Hanks "The Green Mile" movie, definitely you will remember the movie flick that Coffey request to watch before he were electrocuted on electric chair ( I'm a great fan of Tom Hanks as well). Well, that song is from that era.

While I'm prove reading my post, I try to search for Fred Astaire in YouTube.com and this is what I found...

As for the "It's De-Lovely", I like to sing this at my wedding reception because it's lyrics are damn good and have suitable ending for wedding couple....

De-Lovely Lyrics

I feel a sudden urge to sing
The kind of ditty that invokes the Spring
So, control your desire to curse while I crucify the verse
This verse you've started seems to me the "Tin Pan-tithesis" of melody
So to spare you all the pain, I'll skip the darn thing and sing the refrain

Mi-mi-mi-mi, re-re-re-re, do-so-mi-do-la-si

The night is young, the skies are clear
So if you wanna go walkin', dear
It's delightful, it's delicious, it's de-lovely

I understand the reason why
You're sentimental, 'cause so am I
It's delightful, it's delicious, it's de-lovely

You can tell at a glance what a swell night this is for romance
You can hear, dear Mother Nature murmuring low "Let yourself go"

So please be sweet, my chickadee
And when I kiss ya, just say to me
"It's delightful, it's delicious, it's delectable, it's delirious,
It's dilemma, it's de limit, it's deluxe, it's de-lovely"

Time marches on and soon it's plain
You've won my heart and I lost my brain
It's delightful, it's delicious, it's de-lovely

Life seems so sweet that we decide
It's in the bag to get unified
It's delightful, it's delicious, it's de-lovely

See the crowd in that church
See the proud parson plopped on his perch
Get the sweet beat of that organ sealing our doom
Here goes the groom – boom!

How they cheer and how they smile
As we go galopping down the aisle
It's divine, dear, it's de-vene, dear, it's de-wunderbar, it's de-victory
It's de-velop, it's de-vinner, it's de-voix, it's de-lovely

The night is tired and so we take
The few hours off to eat wedding cake
It's delightful, it's delicious, it's de-lovely

It feels so fine to be a bride
And how's the groom while he's slightly fried
It's divineful, it's delicious, it's de-lovely

To the pop of champagne off we hop in our plush little plane
Till a bright light through the darkness cosily calls Niagara Falls

Well, my love, our day's complete
What a beautiful bridal suite
It's de-reamy, it's de-rousy, it's de-reverie, it's de-rhapsodie
It's de-regal, it's de-royal, it's de-ritz, it's de-lovely

We settle down as man and wife
To solve the riddle called married life
It's delightful, it's delicious, it's de-lovely

What I need now is traffic to my blog so that I can earn lots for funding my wedding hehhe....

Puppy with heart shape pattern on coat....

For all dogs lover out there, this may make your heart flutter. Who doesn't want a dog who have this marking (or spot) for their pet??

A male long-coated chihuahua named "Heart-kun" with a heart-shaped pattern on his coat sits at Pucchin Dog's shop in Odate, northern Japan July 10, 2007. The one-and-a-half-month-old chihuahua was born on May 18, 2007 as one of a litter. The shop owner Emiko Sakurada said that this is the first time a puppy with these marks has been born out of a 1,000 that she has bred. She also said that she has no plans to sell the puppy. REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN). EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO SALES. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. (Original article click here)

Whoaaaa.... A rare one. One of the way God telling His message.

Make love not war - John Lennon.

Fullfilling your childhood dream....

Have you ever dream about taking a flight with bunch of helium filled balloons when you are still a kid? This may give you a dream come true and maybe inspire you to attempt it here in Sabah. Since Malaysian people like to take some silly adventure so that they can put Malaysia in the map of the world (they don't need anyway because Ex-Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim already did it :P) , you can try this with your own risk.

Balloons suspend Kent Couch in a lawn chair as he floats in the skies near Bend, Ore., on Saturday.

This man did it. Last weekend, Kent Couch settled down in his lawn chair with some snacks — and a parachute. Attached to his lawn chair were 105 large helium balloons.

Destination: Idaho.

With instruments to measure his altitude and speed, a global positioning system device in his pocket, and about four plastic bags holding five gallons of water each to act as ballast — he could turn a spigot, release water and rise — Couch headed into the Oregon sky.

Nearly nine hours later, the 47-year-old gas station owner came back to earth in a farmer’s field near Union, short of Idaho but about 193 miles from home.

“When you’re a little kid and you’re holding a helium balloon, it has to cross your mind,” Couch told the Bend Bulletin.

“When you’re laying in the grass on a summer day, and you see the clouds, you wish you could jump on them,” he said. “This is as close as you can come to jumping on them. It’s just like that.”

I wonder if Malaysian will attempt to do this hehehe....

Read the whole story here

Rx-Enterprise Opening Ceremony

As I promise, this is some of the picture that I take during the opening ceremony.

This is the banner 'announcing' the opening of our new office. ( Been open at Karamunsing Complex since late 2004 until April 2007 and moved to this office because the old office are small and expensive)

The front door.

One of the children who participated in the coloring contest. For your info, the fella didn't win (poor kids :( ). I did a candid on this one because I know kids didn't like to take photo. Seeing his face, I know he is blur and trying to 'meniru' ( plagiarism) other. Haha....

Our founder for the company that we work at. Dr. Noordin Darus. He is our "Sport Doctor" (Doktor Sukan) years back before he were diagnose with blood cancer on 1st April 2001. Maybe some of us still remember him in Malaysia Hari Ini (MHI) early morning program where they put a aerobic exercise slot which he is the one who lead the aerobic. Now he is in business with his water purifier invention called RX-Water. So anybody who needs a new water purifier can call me or drop me a message ;)

Signing ( or I can say 'renewing') business contract.

Exchanging gift. Even in old age, they still do it hahaha.....

This one are the unsuccessful candid. She heard the DSLR distinct click sound.

Waiting for tommorow event....

All the preparation has been done, the stage is up, sound system are tested okay, tables has been arrange. Now it's up to all of us how to make the opening ceremony happens. Well this is what I have been doing just now. Wait, it is not in the jpeg format.... Damn, it's in PowerPoint presentation format. Then I cannot show it to you. :(

Basically this is what it should be.... ( uploaded without proper wording which I did put into the event presentation)

Anyway, I also been compiling songs to be played at the ceremony. I chose Malay songs for this event because mainly the customer (or we can call them visitor) were malay. So instead irritate them with my Jazz music, I will play songs like Sudirman, P Ramlee, Amy Search and lots of oldies. I'm not into current hits malay songs. Now I need to find wire to connect my laptop to the sound system... Wish me luck...


I cannot stand not to write something today. I remember this number long ago since I was a kid. Because when I heard or saw this number, the thing that first came up in my mind is the Boeing 777. I used to dream of being a pilot. Yet the dream shattered when I have to wear this extra eyes (yes, my spectacles). As long as I know, today's date is 07/07/07.

In this date, lots of gamblers are trying their luck because in black jack 7+7+7 is 21. And lots of people are getting married as well. For me, this date are just means busy because of the opening ceremony tomorow. Hmmm.... getting married.... I'm thinking if I make my wedding reception on this 08/08/2008 date. Lebih banyak 'hong'eh?? Well Kevin Wong, you should read this blog because the answer for you question are in this blog hehehhe...

Mess up my layout...

I was trying to try other layout then I messed up my original layout.... Maybe I will stick to this setting for a while...(It's quite clean eh?)

Make Money Online With John Chow dot Com

If I know this e-book exist earlier, I bet my blog site will be 'FULL' with post. I found out this is are good e-book for blogger who just started and trying to get rich by blogging ( that's include me). I haven't finish reading it yet, just a little but I have to make at lest 1 post per day ( yes i want to commit by posting at lest 1) because... well just read it then you know why... Well it's about what you supposed to have in you blog site, pantang larang (taboo - its not inside the e-book saying it's taboo but a no-no) in blogging and much more. Well I'm trying to get a lots of traffic to this blog but I'm still clueless. Might as well buying a new site, eh? Well tell me how to buy a site please.

Make Money Online With John Chow dot Com.

In the mean while I will try to edit some picture (from my Kudat trip) that I have been promise to update long time ago.

But anyway, I will be busy this coming 3-4 day because at 8th of this month (that is July 2007) ther will be a Grand Opening for our new stockist office. So I will also upload some picture later from the opening....

Random visitor..... And PayPerPost bad news...

Well I checkout my blog site today and found out that someone has randomly visited here. You can see it there at my recent post comment and I have to use Google Translator to translate his comment and also his website. I found out that he is into Personalize T-Shirt Printing. I might as well ads his blog site here. Here we go, Rodrigo, Personalise T-shirt printing. Well hope you can ads me in your blog too. :P

Well, I manage to install my Payperpost code last week, but to my dismay, my application has been rejected because I have been leaving this blog empty without post for more 30+ day. You might aware that I didn't update my blog during May month. Well then, I have to wait for another 3 month then I will resubmit back my application. Well, "it's a long way to the top if you wanna Rock And Roll...."( Quote from School Of Rock)