Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year 2012 !

I wish that we all can do something quotable about our environment this new year. And, inspire others to do such deeds in the years to come. And make it a point to consider your everyday as first day of the year. And welcome the daily sun as you welcomed it on the first day of the year. Happy new yaer to all!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Video l Cute Twin Dancing to "Like A G6"

Thursday, December 15, 2011

News l Singapore's oldest person, Teresa Hsu dies at age 113

Singapore's famed 'Mother Teresa', social worker Teresa Hsu Chih has died at age 113.The supercentenarian was Singapore's oldest person, she spends her days at Heart to Heart, an outreach unit she founded in Hong Kong in 1923.

According to an announcement on the Heart to Heart website, Hsu's welfare service, Hsu died peacefully at her home on 7 December. She was cremated on the same day," Hsu wanted to "depart quietly and peacefully" and left instructions not to make any announcement of her death in the news media, or perform any ceremonies that would "cause disturbance and inconvenience to others", said the notice.

Teresa Hsu born in a tiny village in the Guangdong province of China, Hsu traveled to various countries, such as Hong Kong and Paraguay, to help others, before settling down in Singapore.

At 47, she enrolled and was accepted into in a three-year nursing course in London meant for students under 25. At 67, she founded one of the first home for the aged sick in Singapore in the 1960s, where she worked until she was 85-years-old.

At Singapore, she served first as an unsalaried matron at Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital for about three years before opening an old folks home, called the "Home for the Aged Sick". After retirement, she turned her attention to her welfare service, Heart to Heart, where she reached out to needy elderly folks and families.

Hsu's philosophy towards life was simple. She said that positive thoughts and laughter were her key sources of sustenance. Her involvement in social work was a natural extension of her life philosophy. She described her drive to help others as an instinct that stemmed from her ability to empathise with the needy, having once been destitute herself. Moved by the generosity and kindness she had received from others, she saw the poor people that she met as brothers and sisters and was determined to extend her help to them.

Besides keeping her mind active through volunteer work and visiting various countries to give talks, she also kept her body conditioned through yoga, which she learnt at the age of 69 and later taught to the public. In addition to doing yoga twice a day, she meditated at 4am daily before going on a morning walk. Her message to young people today: "Go all out to help those who don't have the basic needs. See that nobody needs to go hungry."

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Green Technology | The three contenders of Drive Car of the Year 2011

Ford Fiesta Econetic
Reducing the environmental impact of vehicles is a slow process, for now, the main environmental improvements to vehicles are taking place in reduced fuel use, which in turn leads to reduced emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.
Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion
Heading the trio of contenders for Drive's Green Innovation Award in 2011 is the Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion. Another clever new fuel saving engine is the Mazda3 SP20. Like others of its ilk - including the Ford Fiesta Econetic - it uses special gearing, lower rolling resistance tyres and various lightweight components to reduce fuel use.
Mazda3 SP20

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