Archive for May 2008

New domain, new life, same old me

May 26, 2008

Got a new domain and making this move to let you all know of my new home.  It maybe a new home but then, it’s still the same old me blogging my thoughts.

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Hilarious Signs

May 23, 2008

I’m the type who goes around to walk a lot — I don’t know why, I just feel like taking a walk to wherever it is I need to go. That doesn’t mean I’m all that fit, but you get the point. Along the way I bump into signs and what not. I wish I had taken photos of them but too late now, good thing I saw these.

If the shoes make a man, signs make an establishment. Though in some cases no matter how oddly put together something is, works twice as fine than the orthodox way of putting them together. One that didn’t work was a sign that said Furnitures for a 70 percent off, mid-season sale. It kinda threw me off — I mean how could anyone miss a sign that huge. And for a furniture warehouse owner, you should at least be able to know what the grammatical ins and outs are. Heh!

Then again, it could just be one of those signs to actually pick up attention. I mean it caught my attention, didn’t it? It even made me write about how brilliant YEAH I think it is.

Say goodbye to bad memory

May 22, 2008

Do you have a really bad memory or a past heartache that you would like and love to forget? Researchers at the Harvard and Mcgill University in Montreal, Canada,are working on an amnesia drug that blocks or deleted bad memories. This technique seems to allow psychiatrists to disrupt the biochemical pathways that allow a memory to be recalled.

The Journal of Psychiatric Research said that a drug called propanolol is used along with therapy to dampen memories of trauma victims. Scientists were able to remove a specific memory from brains of selected rats while leaving the rest of the other animals’ memories intact. An amnesia drug called U0126 was registered.

Ok, so maybe the ugly and painful memories can be removed, but I think the emotional signatures will still remain. And NO ONE can remove one’s emotions.

Your coworkers’ habits that can drive you to kick them out

May 22, 2008

There’s one  or more, in every office.  Seemingly naive or oblivious or just testing your patience that obnoxious behaviors had made them butt of jokes and snide remarks at the workplace and that their colleagues would give them a berth if they could.

Should any of these highly annoying office habits hit home, it’s time to reevaluate how long your going to last in the office or if you’re the victim, well, consider this as a form of poetic justice.

1.  Allowing their cellular phones to just ring and ring for eternity. There maybe two rationales for this, either they want the whole room to hear their ringing tone or they just want to have a little noise amidst the quietness of the office Whichever reason, it’s not music to the ears.

If you’re the one who does this: If you choose to keep your cell phone in the office, discover the vibrate option.

2.  Eavesdropping while you’re on the phone. It’s really annoying especially if they they are standing on the doorway waiting for you  to get off the phone, even if it’s a personal call.

If you’re the one who does this: If you’re trying to get hold of that person on the phone, hand them a note saying you want to speak with them.

3.  Eating smelly food. Worst thing, they eat it at your desk.  No amount of air freshener or spray can get rid of the smell and it will stick to your clothes.

If you’re the one who does this: Stick to the non-smelly stuff, or eat it out of the office. Always wash off the odor from your hands or brush your teeth in the restroom after eating the smelly stuff.

4.  Eating other people’s candy. Then they would actually “steal” it from your desk’s drawer.

If you’re the one who does this: Bring your own.

5.  Wearing too much cologne. Even if it actually smells good, anything in excess is bad, even to the nose.

If you’re the one who does this: Go easy and learn how to apply cologne withour overdoing it.

6. Playing music too loudly. Even if the song they’re playing is the office’s national anthem, the loudness distracts everyone.

If you’re the one who does this: If you have a radio or an music player or your phone has one, keep the volume very low.

7.  Tapping the pen. Again, it’s distracting, especially if they are actually tapping to a tune of a song.

If you’re the one who does this: Save your musical ambitions during weekends.

8.  Having personal arguments over the phone. Yes, we can’t avoid bringing our problems into work, but then, but not taking it in its literal sense.

If you’re the one who does this: As much as we’d like to keep it private, even if it’s in our own cubicles, they’re not. So keep it at a low.

9.  Picking at the ears or the nose. The sight is just annoying and a little disturbing.  Especially if you’ll see something actually came out of the nose or ears. And they they would stick whatever they picked in their shirt of desk. Ugh.

If you’re the one who does this: Do it in private.

Even if you are the one who does these things or the victim of these annoying habits, what needs to be done is to have a civilized talk and point the annoying habits.  I believe everything can be settled in a civilized conversation.  We don’t want to get injured at the office, right? Minor annoyances are expected when working in the office, but if they aren’t stopped, it might get physical.

3 Jokes that made my day

May 21, 2008

Being stressed with activities makes me want to just relax and go and take a break at your dream vacation spot. But the thing is, it is either you have no time because you are working hard to earn money or, you have too plenty money but, no time because you are hell busy with your work. Sometimes, you need someone to chat with but, they might be too busy when you need them the most. Even your “clown” friend, who always cheers you up might disappoint you the day you need him.
What could be a better alternative then? You need one that can be available at all times during the most critical hours, one that won’t take no for an answer, one that can surely make you laugh. Something like these 3.

1. Doctor Comparison

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An Israeli doctor says
‘Medicine in my country is so advanced that we can take a kidney out of one man, put it in another, and have him looking for work in six weeks.’

A German doctor says
‘That is nothing, we can take a lung out of one person, put it in another, and have him looking for work in four weeks.

A Russian doctor says
‘In my country, medicine is so far progressed that we can take half a heart out of one person, put it in another, and have them both looking for work in two weeks.’

The Texas doctor, not to be outdone, says
‘You guys are way behind, we recently took a man with no brains, out from Texas, put him in the White House for eight years, and now half the country is looking for work.’

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2. Famous Last Words recovered from a black box

-Noo these windows are ok to lean on.
-Don’t worry it has airbags.
-Hey what’s that buzzing noise?
-Don’t worry its not that deep.
-“Don’t touch the red button!”
-It’s fireproof.
-What does this button do?

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3. Funniest signs of the times

-Notice in health food shop window:
CLOSED DUE TO ILLNESS

-On a repair shop door:
WE CAN REPAIR ANYTHING. (PLEASE KNOCK HARD ON THE DOOR – THE BELL
DOESN’T WORK)

-Toiled notice
TOILET OUT OF ORDER. PLEASE USE FLOOR BELOW

Hope that made you laugh! The word today is legs. Spread the word. or this joke.

5 dance floor move turn-offs

May 16, 2008

Sure, dancing isn’t really a big deal when it comes to dating, but women do take it a bit more seriously than we thought. And I am one of those who really don’t dance well, but I’m pretty decent and just do a little swaying around and then that’s it. Though it’s a winner, it’s not either a turn-off but these can spoil the date.

1. The Moonwalk move

This was a hit move back in the 80’s, but now, it is as ancient as Jacko is. A little trivia, it was only improved by the king of pop and was actually created by a French mime, Marcel Marceau. Unless Thriller is played, it is best to just reminisce this move.

2. The Achy-breaky move

Billy Ray Cyrus’ era is over but he has his daughter, Miley, to continue the family tradition. I remember it was taught in our physical education class and back then my friends and thought it was already off the track. Only my teacher was the only one who seemed to enjoy it. And with all the high-paced beat songs right now, the side-steps won’t do score you any good points.

3. The Carlton dance

Now this is funny, but only when to the beat of Tom Jones’, ” It’s not unusual”. If you do this on a packed dance floor, you might turn heads for the wrong reason.

This is one of those ancient moves that you need to really get out of the system. It’s like doing a chicken flap move but a little bit more awkward.

4. The Laundrymat move

This move consists of 3 phases. As if you’re actually doing laundry; you squeeze, you drain and you hang your hands in the air. I remember seeing a few highschool girls back then who actually did this and their giggles were so loud and at first glance, it seemed cute, but when overly-done, it did made them feel stupid during our prom.

5. The Egyptian dance move

Now, I don’t have anything bad against the Egyptians. It’s just the way some people have interpreted the way they move they head while making the hand gestures.

Maybe we guys should ought to learn a few salsa or swing moves.  If we can add a little flair and humor to the mix any one of these  and other worst dance moves can be pulled of with great success. The trick is having actual dancing prowess to be able to back up your dice throw and make sure it is known you are only throwing them bones for the comedic value. But there are times that a little goofing off and trying to get the women to get along could actually work.

Top 10 Beach Destinations for Summer

May 15, 2008

Summer is coming and it is surfing time once again. So Here’s a list of the top 10 beaches you can go to enjoy the sun, the beach, the women and the summer.

Myrtle Beach South California is one of the favorite summer destinations in America with about 14 million visitors a year. It is of no surprise since it has 60 miles of beautiful sandy beaches, and hotels and facilities that will accommodate every visitors needs.

Kaanapali Hawaii can be found in the beautiful island of Maui. It used to be known for sugar cane and pineapple plantations. It is now a tourist attraction with the top 5 star hotels accommodating visitors. It also has a Whale Museum which exhibits its whaling past.

Boracay, Philippines is a beach destination for most foreigners who are lured by beautiful white sand and hospitable people. It is an island south of Manila and has two beaches – the white beach and the Bulabog Beach. The White beach is where most tourists go to while the Bulabog Beach is more known for windsurfing and kite boarding.

Key West, Florida is one of my favorite destinations. Apart from its natural beauty, it can provide numerous activities for its summer visitors – fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and a lot more. It is an island that is connected to mainland Florida by an oversea highway.

Sydney, Australia is one destination that’s fantastic all year round. It is one of the best international cities of the world and it can provide the best for any tourist. It is the center of Australian culture and business. It also has numerous tourist spots that go beyond the enjoyment of the beach. You can also visit its numerous parks, maritime museums and observatories. And the kicker? Sydney world class beaches are only half an hour away from the metropolis.

Honolulu, Hawaii is an all-time favorite. Like Sydney, it has its share of museums and parks that tourists can visit. The nicest in Honolulu is its waves. It has the perfect wave to just observe and appreciate and to surf and conquer.

Phi Phi Thailand can be found in Southeast Asia and is divided into 2 islands: Ko Phi Phi Don and Ko Phi Phi Leh (smaller). The larger island is filled with hotels, bars and restaurants to fill you nighttime. It also boasts of a beautiful beach that attracts visitors during winter.

Tenerife, Canary Islands is located near the equator thus giving visitors a nice, warm and stable weather. Its beaches have artificial reefs that people can enjoy.

Natadola Beach, Fiji can be found on the main island and can be considered the best white sand beach in the area. It offers activities from snorkeling to horseback riding and offers breathtaking natural views.

Cancun, Mexico is one of the favorites as far as summer destinations are concerned. Apart from all the Spanish, Cancun offers some of the best and wildest parties ever. The once docile village has turned into one of the horniest and extreme party destinations. Of course, there’s the beach.

Copacabana, Brazil is one of the most famous beaches in the world with its 4.5 km beachfront and its parties, nightclubs and decadent metropolis. The ocean view is breathtaking as well as the beautiful and voluptuous Latina women that populate and bedeck the warm and alluring Brazilian beaches.