Nov 12, 2008

I'm wrong


We grow only when we place greater importance on healing a relationship than defending our position. Understanding that everyone errs in life takes the sting out of being wrong. Admitting we are is the only way to truly heal the hurt we may have caused others. Without it, people tend to bear a grudge and develop wounds that may never fully heal.

Ten Powerful Phrases for Positive People by Rich De Vos.

I've been wrecking my brains out trying to figure out how I can improve my relationships with people around me and I want to know how to heal it and there is this saying that when the student is ready, the teacher shall appear.

So, I found a teacher of this book. Coming from the receiving line of an I'm wrong statement would make things so much better.

Nobody likes to be wrong. But there are worst things that could happen if you always want to be right. You close all other methods of doing things and handling situations. You close the door to creativity because you are being rigid of how things should be done or should happen. On top of that you offend people, and dangerously, you offend the people you love.

Just made me realize how I've been working in my own relationship. It's either I want to be right or the other party as opposed to just sitting down making things work AND minus the ego struggle.

Hopefully this will move you to make a purchase.


Nov 11, 2008

For my special someone

This is a very touching piece, I'd honestly say something that expresses 70% of my feelings for my loved one. lol But yea it still comes close. Enjoy.

Your touch is with me always,
It’s burnt into my skin,
As soft and warm as sun rays
When a summer day sets in.

Your soft voice never silent,
It’s forever in my ears,
Serenading every moment
And calming all my fears.

Your arms always enfold me,
The strength of angels wings,
They support and protect me wholly
With the safety a true love brings.

While I can never repay you,
For the wonder you bring to my life,
I can forever be true,
And forever be a true wife.

Nicola May Tucker

Nov 10, 2008

Audrey Hepburn Beauty Tips

Below is a wonderful poem Audrey Hepburn
wrote when asked to share her "Beauty Tips."
Years later, it was read at her funeral.

For attractive lips,
speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes,
seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure,
share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair,
let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.

For poise,
walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.

People, even more than things,
have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed,
and redeemed; never throw out anyone.

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand,
you will find one at the end of each of your arms.

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands;
one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.

Nov 6, 2008

Have a chips addiction but just couldn't quit?

Fried lizard allegedly found in branded chips packet
Saturday, August 09, 2008
By Shahid Husain

KARACHI: The Consumer Association of Pakistan (CAP) has received a complaint from Ashfaq Agha, a senior official, who says he was shocked to find a fried lizard in a pack of imported chips, but was lucky he did not consume it.

In a letter sent to Kaukab Iqbal, Chairman CAP, on July 26, a copy of which is available with The News, Agha said he purchased two packets of chips on June 18 from a well-known super market at Clifton marked with a famous American brand claiming the pack contained “naturally baked Tortilla chips, hygienically fit, export quality and made in USA” and found a “small fried lizard” in one of the packs.

“As a consumer I would like to lodge my complaint against the seller, importer and manufacturer of the product. Therefore, as chairman of the Consumer Association of Pakistan, I would request (you) to help me in this regard as a social and public responsibility to protect my rights and take necessary action against the concerned management on an appropriate forum,” Agha said in his letter.

Talking to The News, Iqbal said he was sending a notice to the super store and would also lodge a complaint with the US Consulate in Karachi. But there are slim chances that Ashfaq Agha would be able to get any relief because the Sindh government has not been able to establish consumer courts as yet, despite the fact that the Consumer Act was drafted as early as 1994 and consumer courts are already successfully functioning in Punjab.

“It was during the Benazir Bhutto government in 1994 that I and my dear friend (late) P K Shahani drafted the Consumer Act. It was enforced in Islamabad and its copies were sent to all the provinces,” Iqbal Haider, a former law minister and general secretary, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said. The Sindh Governor, Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan, promulgated the “Consumers Protection Ordinance 2007” on February 15, 2007 which was to come into force “at once”.

The ordinance that needed to be ratified by the Sindh Assembly within 90 days lapsed and nobody could say with certainty when it would become a law, enabling consumer courts to function as they are functioning in Punjab. The ordinance stated that every person, businessman, trader, manufacturer, supplier, as the case may be, shall comply with market standards in respect to any particular goods or service, if any. They should also ensure that the composition, contents, methods of manufacture, processing, design, construction, finishing, packaging, storage, handling of goods are safe or are not likely to be a source to cause harm or injury to any person. And ensure that the instructions for such safe use, handling, packaging, storage and consumption are clearly displayed so as to bring to the notice of any consumer or prospective consumer.”

The federal capital was the first to have a specific law for the protection of consumers, although there are four different consumer protection laws in Pakistan. These laws include the Islamabad Consumer Protection Act, 1995, the NWFP Consumer Protection (Amendment) Act, 2005, the Balochistan Consumer Protection Act, 2003 and the Punjab Consumer Protection Act, 2005.

In Sindh, the Sindh Consumer Protection Ordinance was first promulgated by the governor of the province on August 12, 2004, but it lapsed, as it could not be presented to the Sindh Assembly for ratification. Failure to ratify the ordinance and establish consumer courts has left no option to the consumers but to bear the brunt of piracy, adulteration, cheating and monetary losses.

The market is flooded with sub-standard material, spurious drugs, expired foodstuff and other such items.

“International oil prices have come down, but the finance minister says we can’t give benefit to the consumers,” Iqbal said. “In the UAE, food items are withdrawn 15 days ahead of their expiry date and unscrupulous elements in Pakistan import them in bulk, which are then sold to innocent and unaware consumers with new expiry dates,” he said.

“The situation in the interior of Sindh is so grave that patients are regularly given spurious and expired medicines,” he added. He said CAP has sought an appointment with the Sindh Governor, Dr Ishrat Ul Ibad Khan and Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah so that the ordinance for consumer protection may be issued yet again to pave the way for consumer courts.

“It is amazing that commercial banks are charging cash handling charges. It’s as if a lawyer charges for touching the law book or a doctor charges for touching the stethoscope,” said an irritated Iqbal Haider, adding “There is no trial, no prosecution of the criminal elements who are violating building bylaws and indulging in horrendous crimes such as adulteration.”

It is time, say many, that the government should not look away and work to give customers, who pay indirect tax to the government, a right to their protection too.


All that I can say is this.........IT'S FUBAR (fkkd up beyond all recognition). Makes me think twice about consuming chips from the USA. lol

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Nov 3, 2008

Maxis stalking system

On the way to LCC (was sending my sister), I got this message from Maxis stating that you could track your friends wherever they were. I didn't want to appear stalkerish so I just left it be, even though the person on the other side wouldn't know about it.

As I plopped myself on my bed, going through my plurks (time line journal), I saw my friend blearghing to the fact that her friend caught her doing the job. How?

The other person has to reply Yes before his/her location can be revealed.

God ol' Maxis.



Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.