Saturday, August 29, 2009



As family members struggle to manage increasingly heavy workloads and result to eating meals in front of television, the tradition of familydinners as a time for conversation and sharing is weakening. Research published Friday found that 98 percent of respondents believe that family mealtime is a good way to build positive relationships among familymembers. Most respondents also believe that mealtime is an important tradition that helps a family's mental condition. The tradition can also encourage healthy eating habits, form good work ethics, and increasehappiness.

Yet 77 percent of respondents eat their meals in front of televisions and 63 percent said they were too busy to have a family meal at all."Indonesian people are actually very familiar with family mealtime. They understand that the tradition has long become the medium for members toshare their thoughts and feelings," said Erna Karim, a sociologist from theUniversity of Indonesia. "The tradition also provides a chance for parentsto instill moral and family values in their children." The research funded by Unilever polled 500 respondents in 2008.

Rose Mini, a psychologist from the University of Indonesia, saidIndonesians believe the family who eats together, stays together. "Howeverfamily members must be willing to give time for this tradition," she said."They must be willing to turn off the TV, video games and mobile phones andstay in the house to interact with each other."

Rose said that family members, while eating together, should empathize and listen to each other. "I don't think eating with your family while watching television together is a good idea. They will tend to focus more on seeing the television screen rather than looking at each other," she said. Rose maintained that spending mealtime together is a good way to prevent manysocial problems.

"Children who spent mealtime with their parents tend tohave less negative attitudes since the children believe in good family values," she said. "Couples who spend mealtime together were also more unlikely to divorce."

Erna added that the Javanese proverb that "love grows as a couple feelscomfortable with each other," supports to idea of sharing meals. Both Ernaand Rose said that mothers could again build this tradition. They can bethe ones who urge other family members to spend meal time together.

"Fathers can also do this, but mothers traditionally arrange mealtime,"Rose said. "In the end, it's more about who is willing to take do the job."She suggested that parents busy with their jobs at least sit together withtheir families for weekend meals. "I believe that when family members beginto understand the importance of family mealtime, they will try to find timeto continue the tradition," Rose said. "If the family decides to eat out,it is better to find a quiet establishment so that family members can talkto each other conveniently."

Amazing Video

Enjoy !!!

This video was made in the Antwerp, Belgium Central (Train) Station onthe 23rd of March 2009.. . . with no warning to the passengers passing through the station,at 08:00 am a recording of Julie Andrews singing 'Do, Re, Mi' beginsto play on the public address system.

As the bemused passengers watch in amazement, some 200 dancers beginto appear from the crowd and station entrances.

They created this amazing stunt with just two rehearsals!

Copy onto your browser and listen with your speakers ON !!!! com/watch? v=7EYAUazLI9k&annotation_id= annotation_ 72265&feature=iv

Sunday, August 09, 2009

How to Love Unconditionally


To love unconditionally means not expecting ANYTHING in return. It means to continually put yourself, your heart, out there without ever wanting anything back from someone.
1) Unconditional love takes practice.

2) Learn to forgive yourself and others. Forgiveness is a great way to untie the grudges from the past and move on to better things

3) Always be sure to give yourself the respect and latitude to be yourself rather than to be what others want or expect you to be.

4) Accept people for who they are and of course yourself you can't change a person if they do not desire to.

5) Be sure to take a risk to be open and vulnerable to who you are with no preset limits or expectations.

6) When you give something, just do it because you WANT to, not out of obligation or for anything other than you WANT TO GIVE IT.

7) Show appreciation and be thankful for all things.

8) Give them compliments when they do a good job.

Things You'll Need:

  • Big heart

  • open mind

  • forgiving attitude

  • gratitude

  • people to love
Camelia says " I give GIFTS because....I believe that the only way for you to get blessed is by being or giving a blessing to others; so don't block the flow."

Tuesday, August 04, 2009


Ghost Snapshots

Ghost Pictures

This picture was taken by a reporter in Indonesia , in 1993. The reporter wanted to take a photo of a room where a mass killing was done.When the photo was developed showed this!! It is said that people that were looking at this picture for long, had nervous breakdown problems afterwards.

This fotograph taken in 1916 is showing a figure likely being the soul of someone departing.

A couple on vacation took a photo of their daughter.When the film was developed, a lady without legs appeared. This ia a scene from the film called 'Three men and a baby'. A boy behind the curtains appeared. They say that this boy was killed in the same room that the film was taking place.

NO COMMENTS (below pictures taken)

Influences of YIN and YANG food

Yin and Yang Logo - This is the traditional symbol for the forces of yin and yang, sometimes described as two fish swimming head to tail.
What is Yin and Yang?
Hot and cold. Male and female.
How does the concept of yin and yang relate to food? A basic adherence to this philosophy can be found in any Chinese dish, from stir-fried beef with broccoli to sweet and sour pork. There is always a balance in color, flavors, and textures.
Yin Qualities:

Yang Qualities:
Yin and Yang Foods

Yin foods are cooling, tend to be watery,soft, and dark in color.Yang foods are warming, dry, hard and light in color. They are found growing on or above ground in the presence of light.
Examples of cooling and heaty foods:

Cool (yin) Foods:
Bamboo shoot, banana, bitter gourd, clam, crab, grapefruit, lettuce, persimmon, salt, seaweed, star fruit, sugar cane, water chestnut, watermelon, lotus root, cucumber, barley, bean curd, chicken egg white, marjoram, oyster, pear, peppermint, radish, strawberry, tangerine, and yogurt, broccoli, cauliflower, zuccini, corn, tomatoes, pineapple, turmeric.

Neutral (balanced yin and yang) Foods:
Honey, corn, abalone, apricot, beef, beetroot, black fungus, carp, carrot, celery, chicken egg yolk, cuttlefish, duck, fig, kidney bean, lotus fruit and seed, milk, olive, oyster, papaya, pork, potato, pumpkin, radish leaf, red bean, plum, sunflower seed, sweet rice, sweet potato, white fungus, yellow soybean, brussels sprouts, snow peas, sweet potato, taro, dates, figs, raspberries, raisins, sage, rosemary, thyme, brown rice, apple.

Heaty (yang) Foods:
Pepper, cinnamon bark, ginger, soybean oil, red and green pepper, chicken, apricot seed, brown sugar, cherry, chestnut, chive, cinnamon twig, clove, coconut, coffee, coriander (Chinese parsley), date, dillseed, eel, garlic, grapefruit peel, green onion, guava, ham, leaf mustard, leek, longan, mutton, nutmeg, peach, raspberry, rosemary, shrimp, spearmint, sweet basil, tobacco, vinegar, walnut, jackfruit, durian, leek, shallots, spring onion, , apricots, blackberries, black currant, mangoes, peaches, cherry, mandarin orange, grape.
Heaty/yang foods:
• grow under the hot sun;
• are sweet;
• have lots of fats
• rich in sodium;
• are hard, dry or spicy.
Cold/yin foods:
• grow in little sunshine;
• are salty;
• are lean;
• rich in potassium;
• soft and wet.
The heatiness and cooling effect of foods refer to their capacity to generate sensations - either hot or cold in our body. They do not refer to the state of the food but its effect on our bodies. For example, tea is a cooling food. This means that it generates cold energy in our body. Hence, it's almost natural for the Chinese to have a glass of a lemon barley or winter melon (cooling) drink to go with a plate of (heaty) fried rice, or a bowl of (heaty) spicy noodle with some (cooling) fruits such as star fruits or water melon.