Sunday, October 26, 2008

Bullfrog vs Sparrow

source: chinaview.cn






Wednesday, September 24, 2008

LEXOPHILES (LOVERS OF WORDS)

Got these in email (thanks Guat Ha).  Thought they are nice

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1. A bicycle can't stand alone; it is two tired.

2. A will is a dead giveaway.

3. Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.

4. A backward poet writes inverse.

5. In a democracy it's your vote that counts; in feudalism, it's your Count that votes.

6. A chicken crossing the road: poultry in motion.

7. If you don't pay your exorcist you can get repossessed.

8. With her marriage she got a new name and a dress.

9. Show me a piano falling down a mine shaft and I'll show you A-flat miner.

10. When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.

11. The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine was fully recovered.

12. A grenade fell onto a kitchen floor in France resulted in Linoleum Blownapart.

13. You are stuck with your debt if you can't budge it.

14. Local Area Network in Australia : The LAN down under.

15. He broke into song because he couldn't find the key.

16. A calendar's days are numbered.

17. A lot of money is tainted: 'Taint yours, and 'taint mine.

18. A boiled egg is hard to beat.

19. He had a photographic memory which was never developed.

20. A plateau is a high form of flattery.

21. The short fortuneteller who escaped from prison: a small medium at large.

22. Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.

23. When you've seen one shopping center you've seen a mall.

24. If you jump off a Paris bridge, you are in Seine.

25. When she saw her first strands of gray hair, she thought she'd dye.

26. Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead to know basis.

27. Santa's helpers are subordinate clauses.

28. Acupuncture: a jab well done.

29. Marathon runners with bad shoes suffer the agony of de feet.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The original Microsoft Family

Bill Gates is retiring tomorrow, but still remains the chairman of Microsoft.

I guess everyone wants to know how was Microsoft in the early days. I came across this page in BBC(from google news).

Well, Microsoft and Bill Gates have made quite a history in the field of software industry. Nowadays, everyone in the college doing computers degree aspire to become the next Bill Gates.

The pictures in the following link show the original Microsoft family 30 years before and now and give their whereabouts. I think its some kind of history in itself. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7474107.stm

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama

I got this transcript of speech made by Hillary Clinton in support of Barack Obama. I think its pretty good and inspiring and supportive. I think everybody should read it.

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Thank you so much. Thank you all.

Well, this isn't exactly the party I'd planned, but I sure like the company.

I want to start today by saying how grateful I am to all of you – to everyone who poured your hearts and your hopes into this campaign, who drove for miles and lined the streets waving homemade signs, who scrimped and saved to raise money, who knocked on doors and made calls, who talked and sometimes argued with your friends and neighbors, who emailed and contributed online, who invested so much in our common enterprise, to the moms and dads who came to our events, who lifted their little girls and little boys on their shoulders and whispered in their ears, "See, you can be anything you want to be."

To the young people like 13 year-old Ann Riddle from Mayfield, Ohio who had been saving for two years to go to Disney World, and decided to use her savings instead to travel to Pennsylvania with her Mom and volunteer there as well. To the veterans and the childhood friends, to New Yorkers and Arkansans who traveled across the country and telling anyone who would listen why you supported me.

To all those women in their 80s and their 90s born before women could vote who cast their votes for our campaign. I've told you before about Florence Steen of South Dakota, who was 88 years old, and insisted that her daughter bring an absentee ballot to her hospice bedside. Her daughter and a friend put an American flag behind her bed and helped her fill out the ballot. She passed away soon after, and under state law, her ballot didn't count. But her daughter later told a reporter, "My dad's an ornery old cowboy, and he didn't like it when he heard mom's vote wouldn't be counted. I don't think he had voted in 20 years. But he voted in place of my mom."

To all those who voted for me, and to whom I pledged my utmost, my commitment to you and to the progress we seek is unyielding. You have inspired and touched me with the stories of the joys and sorrows that make up the fabric of our lives and you have humbled me with your commitment to our country.

18 million of you from all walks of life – women and men, young and old, Latino and Asian, African-American and Caucasian, rich, poor and middle class, gay and straight – you have stood strong with me. And I will continue to stand strong with you, every time, every place, and every way that I can. The dreams we share are worth fighting for.

Remember - we fought for the single mom with a young daughter, juggling work and school, who told me, "I'm doing it all to better myself for her." We fought for the woman who grabbed my hand, and asked me, "What are you going to do to make sure I have health care?" and began to cry because even though she works three jobs, she can't afford insurance. We fought for the young man in the Marine Corps t-shirt who waited months for medical care and said, "Take care of my buddies over there and then, will you please help take care of me?" We fought for all those who've lost jobs and health care, who can't afford gas or groceries or college, who have felt invisible to their president these last seven years.

I entered this race because I have an old-fashioned conviction: that public service is about helping people solve their problems and live their dreams. I've had every opportunity and blessing in my own life – and I want the same for all Americans. Until that day comes, you will always find me on the front lines of democracy – fighting for the future.

The way to continue our fight now – to accomplish the goals for which we stand – is to take our energy, our passion, our strength and do all we can to help elect Barack Obama the next President of the United States.

Today, as I suspend my campaign, I congratulate him on the victory he has won and the extraordinary race he has run. I endorse him, and throw my full support behind him. And I ask all of you to join me in working as hard for Barack Obama as you have for me.

I have served in the Senate with him for four years. I have been in this campaign with him for 16 months. I have stood on the stage and gone toe-to-toe with him in 22 debates. I have had a front row seat to his candidacy, and I have seen his strength and determination, his grace and his grit.

In his own life, Barack Obama has lived the American Dream. As a community organizer, in the state senate, as a United States Senator - he has dedicated himself to ensuring the dream is realized. And in this campaign, he has inspired so many to become involved in the democratic process and invested in our common future.

Now when I started this race, I intended to win back the White House, and make sure we have a president who puts our country back on the path to peace, prosperity, and progress. And that's exactly what we're going to do by ensuring that Barack Obama walks through the doors of the Oval Office on January 20, 2009.

I understand that we all know this has been a tough fight. The Democratic Party is a family, and it's now time to restore the ties that bind us together and to come together around the ideals we share, the values we cherish, and the country we love.

We may have started on separate journeys – but today, our paths have merged. And we are all heading toward the same destination, united and more ready than ever to win in November and to turn our country around because so much is at stake.

We all want an economy that sustains the American Dream, the opportunity to work hard and have that work rewarded, to save for college, a home and retirement, to afford that gas and those groceries and still have a little left over at the end of the month. An economy that lifts all of our people and ensures that our prosperity is broadly distributed and shared.

We all want a health care system that is universal, high quality, and affordable so that parents no longer have to choose between care for themselves or their children or be stuck in dead end jobs simply to keep their insurance. This isn't just an issue for me – it is a passion and a cause – and it is a fight I will continue until every single American is insured – no exceptions, no excuses.

We all want an America defined by deep and meaningful equality – from civil rights to labor rights, from women's rights to gay rights, from ending discrimination to promoting unionization to providing help for the most important job there is: caring for our families.

We all want to restore America's standing in the world, to end the war in Iraq and once again lead by the power of our values, and to join with our allies to confront our shared challenges from poverty and genocide to terrorism and global warming.

You know, I've been involved in politics and public life in one way or another for four decades. During those forty years, our country has voted ten times for President. Democrats won only three of those times. And the man who won two of those elections is with us today.

We made tremendous progress during the 90s under a Democratic President, with a flourishing economy, and our leadership for peace and security respected around the world. Just think how much more progress we could have made over the past 40 years if we had a Democratic president. Think about the lost opportunities of these past seven years – on the environment and the economy, on health care and civil rights, on education, foreign policy and the Supreme Court. Imagine how far we could've come, how much we could've achieved if we had just had a Democrat in the White House.

We cannot let this moment slip away. We have come too far and accomplished too much.

Now the journey ahead will not be easy. Some will say we can't do it. That it's too hard. That we're just not up to the task. But for as long as America has existed, it has been the American way to reject "can't do" claims, and to choose instead to stretch the boundaries of the possible through hard work, determination, and a pioneering spirit.

It is this belief, this optimism, that Senator Obama and I share, and that has inspired so many millions of our supporters to make their voices heard.

So today, I am standing with Senator Obama to say: Yes we can.

Together we will work. We'll have to work hard to get universal health care. But on the day we live in an America where no child, no man, and no woman is without health insurance, we will live in a stronger America. That's why we need to help elect Barack Obama our President.

We'll have to work hard to get back to fiscal responsibility and a strong middle class. But on the day we live in an America whose middle class is thriving and growing again, where all Americans, no matter where they live or where their ancestors came from, can earn a decent living, we will live in a stronger America and that is why we must elect Barack Obama our President.

We'll have to work hard to foster the innovation that makes us energy independent and lift the threat of global warming from our children's future. But on the day we live in an America fueled by renewable energy, we will live in a stronger America. That's why we have to help elect Barack Obama our President.

We'll have to work hard to bring our troops home from Iraq, and get them the support they've earned by their service. But on the day we live in an America that's as loyal to our troops as they have been to us, we will live in a stronger America and that is why we must help elect Barack Obama our President.

This election is a turning point election and it is critical that we all understand what our choice really is. Will we go forward together or will we stall and slip backwards. Think how much progress we have already made. When we first started, people everywhere asked the same questions:

Could a woman really serve as Commander-in-Chief? Well, I think we answered that one.

And could an African American really be our President? Senator Obama has answered that one.

Together Senator Obama and I achieved milestones essential to our progress as a nation, part of our perpetual duty to form a more perfect union.

Now, on a personal note – when I was asked what it means to be a woman running for President, I always gave the same answer: that I was proud to be running as a woman but I was running because I thought I'd be the best President. But I am a woman, and like millions of women, I know there are still barriers and biases out there, often unconscious.

I want to build an America that respects and embraces the potential of every last one of us.

I ran as a daughter who benefited from opportunities my mother never dreamed of. I ran as a mother who worries about my daughter's future and a mother who wants to lead all children to brighter tomorrows. To build that future I see, we must make sure that women and men alike understand the struggles of their grandmothers and mothers, and that women enjoy equal opportunities, equal pay, and equal respect. Let us resolve and work toward achieving some very simple propositions: There are no acceptable limits and there are no acceptable prejudices in the twenty-first century.

You can be so proud that, from now on, it will be unremarkable for a woman to win primary state victories, unremarkable to have a woman in a close race to be our nominee, unremarkable to think that a woman can be the President of the United States. And that is truly remarkable.

To those who are disappointed that we couldn't go all the way – especially the young people who put so much into this campaign – it would break my heart if, in falling short of my goal, I in any way discouraged any of you from pursuing yours. Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. When you stumble, keep faith. When you're knocked down, get right back up. And never listen to anyone who says you can't or shouldn't go on.

As we gather here today in this historic magnificent building, the 50th woman to leave this Earth is orbiting overhead. If we can blast 50 women into space, we will someday launch a woman into the White House.

Although we weren't able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it's got about 18 million cracks in it. And the light is shining through like never before, filling us all with the hope and the sure knowledge that the path will be a little easier next time. That has always been the history of progress in America.

Think of the suffragists who gathered at Seneca Falls in 1848 and those who kept fighting until women could cast their votes. Think of the abolitionists who struggled and died to see the end of slavery. Think of the civil rights heroes and foot-soldiers who marched, protested and risked their lives to bring about the end to segregation and Jim Crow.

Because of them, I grew up taking for granted that women could vote. Because of them, my daughter grew up taking for granted that children of all colors could go to school together. Because of them, Barack Obama and I could wage a hard fought campaign for the Democratic nomination. Because of them, and because of you, children today will grow up taking for granted that an African American or a woman can yes, become President of the United States.

When that day arrives and a woman takes the oath of office as our President, we will all stand taller, proud of the values of our nation, proud that every little girl can dream and that her dreams can come true in America. And all of you will know that because of your passion and hard work you helped pave the way for that day.

So I want to say to my supporters, when you hear people saying – or think to yourself – "if only" or "what if," I say, "please don't go there." Every moment wasted looking back keeps us from moving forward.

Life is too short, time is too precious, and the stakes are too high to dwell on what might have been. We have to work together for what still can be. And that is why I will work my heart out to make sure that Senator Obama is our next President and I hope and pray that all of you will join me in that effort.

To my supporters and colleagues in Congress, to the governors and mayors, elected officials who stood with me, in good times and in bad, thank you for your strength and leadership. To my friends in our labor unions who stood strong every step of the way – I thank you and pledge my support to you. To my friends, from every stage of my life – your love and ongoing commitments sustain me every single day. To my family – especially Bill and Chelsea and my mother, you mean the world to me and I thank you for all you have done. And to my extraordinary staff, volunteers and supporters, thank you for working those long, hard hours. Thank you for dropping everything – leaving work or school – traveling to places you'd never been, sometimes for months on end. And thanks to your families as well because your sacrifice was theirs too.

All of you were there for me every step of the way. Being human, we are imperfect. That's why we need each other. To catch each other when we falter. To encourage each other when we lose heart. Some may lead; others may follow; but none of us can go it alone. The changes we're working for are changes that we can only accomplish together. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are rights that belong to each of us as individuals. But our lives, our freedom, our happiness, are best enjoyed, best protected, and best advanced when we do work together.

That is what we will do now as we join forces with Senator Obama and his campaign. We will make history together as we write the next chapter in America's story. We will stand united for the values we hold dear, for the vision of progress we share, and for the country we love. There is nothing more American than that.

And looking out at you today, I have never felt so blessed. The challenges that I have faced in this campaign are nothing compared to those that millions of Americans face every day in their own lives. So today, I'm going to count my blessings and keep on going. I'm going to keep doing what I was doing long before the cameras ever showed up and what I'll be doing long after they're gone: Working to give every American the same opportunities I had, and working to ensure that every child has the chance to grow up and achieve his or her God-given potential.

I will do it with a heart filled with gratitude, with a deep and abiding love for our country– and with nothing but optimism and confidence for the days ahead. This is now our time to do all that we can to make sure that in this election we add another Democratic president to that very small list of the last 40 years and that we take back our country and once again move with progress and commitment to the future.

Thank you all and God bless you and God bless America.

New Nepal, Republic Nepal, Republic Note

Well, lots of changes happening in Nepal and I am not blogging too much these days. Lots of work to finish. I got a picture in my mail a few days back. It was really funny. Hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.


Monday, April 28, 2008

Shifting office, big expenses, tiring days

Well, here I am back again. Shifted my office from Chettrapati to Jamal after 4 months of searching and 3 months of finalizing the new space. Quite a delay, isn't it?

Well, the land lords of the new place are quite quirkey (as Steve Irwin used to say it ;)). But the place is good, the location is good, who cares about the landlord? If they start bothering too much, then I will start looking for a new place again.

http://picasaweb.google.com/sushil.bajimaya/Simrik. Here are few pictures. Will add more in due course of time. Lots of things to do here and lots of stuffs to buy and place. Am spending like a rich brat.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Simple Solutions

Got this in a forwarded email. Thought it was worth sharing here.
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For each and every problem there are many solutions but select which is
simple, safe, less cost and easy to understand :

Case 1

When NASA began the launch of astronauts into space, they found out that
the pens wouldn't work at zero gravity (ink won't flow down to the
writing surface). To solve this problem, it took them one decade and $12
million.

They developed a pen that worked at zero gravity, upside down,
underwater,
in practically any surface including crystal and in a temperature range
from below freezing to over 300 degrees C.
And what did the Russians do...??

They used a pencil.




Case 2

One of the most memorable case studies on Japanese management was the
case of the empty soap box, which happened in one of
Japan's biggest cosmetics companies. The company received a complaint
that a consumer had bought a soap box that was empty. Immediately the
authorities isolated the problem to the assembly line, which
transported
all the packaged boxes of soap to the delivery department.
For some reason, one soap box went through the assembly line empty.
Management asked its engineers to solve the problem.

Post-haste, the engineers worked hard to devise an X-ray machine with
high-resolution monitors manned by two people to watch
all the soap boxes that passed through the line to make sure they were
not
empty. No doubt, they worked hard and they worked fast but they spent a
whoopee amount to do so.

But when a rank-and-file employee in a small company was posed with
the same problem, he did not get into complications of X-rays, etc.,
but
instead came out with another solution. He bought a strong industrial
electric fan and pointed it at the assembly line. He switched the fan
on,
and as each soap box passed the fan, it simply blew the empty boxes out
of
the line.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Best 'Out of Office' Auto Replies

Got this as forwarded email. I hope everybody likes it.

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1. I am currently out at a job interview and will reply to you if I fail to get the position. Be prepared for my mood.
2. You are receiving this automatic notification because I am out on the office. If I was in, chances are you wouldn't have received anything at all.
3. I will be unable to delete all the unread, worthless emails you send meuntil I return from holiday on 4 April. Please be patient and your mail will be deleted in the order it was received.
4. Thank you for your email. Your credit card has been charged $5.99 for the first ten words and $1.99 for each additional word in your message.
5. The e-mail server is unable to verify your server connection and is unable to deliver this message. Please restart your computer and try sending again.
(The beauty of this is that when you return, you can see how many in-duh-viduals did this over and over).

6. Thank you for your message, which has been added to a queuing system..You are currently in 352nd place, and can expect to receive a reply in approximately 19 weeks.




AND, FINALLY, THIS ONE TAKES THE CAKE:
10. I will be out of the office for the next 2 weeks for medical reasons........
When I return, please refer to me as ' Margaret ' instead of 'Steve'.

Friday, February 15, 2008

lots of hits

I haven't had that many hits in my blog till now. Its on the Valentine's day I got the most. I guess people want to impress their partner with sweet poems. I have a post for that. I did it in 2006. I myself had no valentine this time. Was working all the day.

My best wishes to all the couples out there for their better future and eternal love (ps I just read an article in a newspaper saying love remains at most for 3 and half years, prove it wrong guys...).

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Lego turns 50

How many of you had lego toys in your childhood? I never had one. I guess my parents couldn't afford it. Our children are more fortunate as we can afford a lego set for them. I do hope that it gives their brain a good exercise.

Well, good news is that I learnt about it later also but have a brain for that. Lego turned 50 yesterday. For people who have closely following lego, here is a link (and a picture) to depict the timeline of lego.

http://gizmodo.com/349509/lego-brick-timeline-50-years-of-building-frenzy-and-curiosities

Friday, January 25, 2008

The New Yorker

A Frenchman, an Englishman, and a New Yorker were captured by cannibals. The chief comes to them and says, "the bad news is that now that we've caught you, we're going to kill you. We will put you in a pot and cook you, eat you, and then use your skins to build a canoe. The good news is that you get to choose how you die." The Frenchman says, "I take ze sword." the chief gives him a sword, he says, "Vive la France!" and runs himself through. The Englishman says, "a pistol for me, please." the chief gives him a pistol, he points it at his head, says, "God save the queen!" and blows his brains out. The New Yorker says, "gimme a fork." the chief is puzzled, but he shrugs and gives him a fork. The new Yorker takes the fork and starts jabbing himself all over-- the stomach, the sides, the chest, everywhere. There's blood gushing out all over, it's horrible. The chief is appalled, and asks, "my God almighty, what are you doing?" The New Yorker says, "so much for your canoe, you stupid fuck!"

Murphy's Laws on Sex

  1. The more beautiful the woman is who loves you, the easier it is to leave her with no hard feelings.

  2. Nothing improves with age.

  3. No matter how many times you've had it, if it's offered take it, because it'll never be quite the same again.

  4. Sex has no calories.

  5. Sex takes up the least amount of time and causes the most amount of trouble.

  6. There is no remedy for sex but more sex.

  7. Sex appeal is 50% what you've got and 50% what people think you've got.

  8. No sex with anyone in the same office.

  9. Sex is like snow; you never know how many inches you are going to get or how long it is going to last.

  10. A man in the house is worth two in the street.

  11. If you get them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.

  12. Virginity can be cured.

  13. When a man's wife learns to understand him, she usually stops listening to him.

  14. Never sleep with anyone crazier than yourself.

  15. The qualities that most attract a woman to a man are usually the same ones she can't stand years later.

  16. Sex is dirty only if it's done right.

  17. It is always the wrong time of month.

  18. The best way to hold a man is in your arms.

  19. When the lights are out, all women are beautiful.

  20. Sex is hereditary. If your parents never had it, chances are you won't either.

  21. Sow your wild oats on Saturday night -- Then on Sunday pray for crop failure.

  22. The younger the better.

  23. The game of love is never called off on account of darkness.

  24. It was not the apple on the tree but the pair on the ground that caused the trouble in the garden.

  25. Sex discriminates against the shy and the ugly.

  26. Before you find your handsome prince, you've got to kiss a lot of frogs.

  27. There may be some things better than sex, and some things worse than sex. But there is nothing exactly like it.

  28. Love your neighbor, but don't get caught.

  29. Love is a hole in the heart.

  30. If the effort that went in research on the female bosom had gone into our space program, we would now be running hot-dog stands on the moon.

  31. Love is a matter of chemistry, sex is a matter of physics.

  32. Do it only with the best.

  33. Sex is a three-letter word which needs some old-fashioned four-letter words to convey its full meaning.

  34. One good turn gets most of the blankets.

  35. You cannot produce a baby in one month by impregnating nine women.

  36. Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

  37. It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

  38. Thou shalt not commit adultery.....unless in the mood.

  39. Never lie down with a woman who's got more troubles than you.

  40. Abstain from wine, women, and song; mostly song.

  41. Never argue with a women when she's tired -- or rested.

  42. A woman never forgets the men she could have had; a man, the women he couldn't.

  43. What matters is not the length of the wand, but the magic in the stick.

  44. It is better to be looked over than overlooked.

  45. Never say no.

  46. A man can be happy with any woman as long as he doesn't love her.

  47. Folks playing leapfrog must complete all jumps.

  48. Beauty is skin deep; ugly goes right to the bone.

  49. Never stand between a fire hydrant and a dog.

  50. A man is only a man, but a good bicycle is a ride.

  51. Love comes in spurts.

  52. The world does not revolve on an axis.

  53. Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation; the other eight are unimportant.

  54. Smile, it makes people wonder what you are thinking.

  55. Don't do it if you can't keep it up.

  56. There is no difference between a wise man and a fool when they fall in love.

  57. Never go to bed mad, stay up and fight.

  58. Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.

  59. "This won't hurt, I promise."

Friday, January 11, 2008

Limo and garage

There was a little girl in the shower with her mummy and the little girl said "whats that mummy" and the mum said "thats a garage never let a limozine park in there. There was a little boy in the shower with his daddy, and he said "whats that daddy" and he said "thats a limo you can park them in a garage. The next day the little boy and girl were hanging out and the parents ran to the bathroom for hearing a scream and there was blood in the bad and the girl said "mummy he tried to park his limo in my garage so i ripped off his wheels.