My Own Happiness Project

My Own Happiness Project
because happiness begins inside and flows out...


a lesson that cost rm350 arteo could have done without...

To the dearest 2-pieces of flabby, over-sized, useless, good for nothing, chunks of gluteal meats, I sometimes fondly address to as my butts...


And that was some fine original Ray-Ban, mind you.....


arteo going to double take's mpo, kl performance..

Roger mentioned in his e-mail, that there are 5 main reasons why we should make our way to the Double Take's show in Petronas Philharmonic Hall this coming 12th of October:
  1. This is Double Take's FIRST and ONLY public performance in KL this year.
  2. In case you haven't heard, Mia will be moving to Australia by the end of the year. So this would be a good opportunity for you to say goodbye to her. It could be a long time till Double Take's next performance.
  3. The venue.
  4. The venue.
  5. The venue!!.... Okay... Like Roger said, this is the ultimate venue for Malaysian music scene. It's beautiful both visually and acoustically. He can't wait to hear how they sound in this hall.
Woohooo...!! I just wonder, how far is L-row from the stage...

larson's interpretation......

You have to either have read the book, heard the song or read the poem to understand the humour...


catcher in the rye........

"Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around - nobody big, I mean - except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be."
Holden Caulfield

~J.D. Salinger, an excerpt from The Catcher in the Rye

why do children have to grow up someday........?

When Children Lose Their Innocence
by Francis Duggan

The innocence of childhood it is a marvellous thing
And all children are untainted in their life's early Spring
But by the time they've reached their teens their innocence they've lost
And the experience that we gain from age always comes at a cost.

When children lose their innocence they lose their gift of joy
The joy that comes from innocence in every young girl and boy
Compared to us young children see life quite differently
Of the guilt of corruption they are completely free.

I have such happy memories of when I was a boy
My childhood years were happy years but time just seemed to fly
And the experience that I've gained from life it came at a great cost
For I lost something beautiful when innocence I lost.
A very easy to please Yiyi, enjoying her bread with chocolate spread....

Awwwwww......... I just dread the day will come, when she would no longer want me to give her a big wet sloppy kiss on her cheeks anymore....


nine nine nine........

By Heather Whipps, Special to LiveScience. Posted: 08 September 2009 09:18 am ET

Have special plans this 09/09/09?

Everyone from brides and grooms to movie studio execs are celebrating the upcoming calendrical anomaly in their own way.

In Florida, at least one county clerk's office is offering a one-day wedding special for $99.99. The rarity of this Sept. 9 hasn't been lost on the creators of the iPod, who have moved their traditional Tuesday release day to Wednesday to take advantage of the special date. Focus Features is releasing their new film "9," an animated tale about the apocalypse, on the 9th.

Not only does the date look good in marketing promotions, but it also represents the last set of repeating, single-digit dates that we'll see for almost a century (until January 1, 2101), or a millennium (mark your calendars for January 1, 3001), depending on how you want to count it.

Though technically there's nothing special about the symmetrical date, some concerned with the history and meaning of numbers ascribe powerful significance to 09/09/09.

For cultures in which the number nine is lucky, Sept. 9 is anticipated – while others might see the date as an ominous warning.

Math magic

Modern numerologists — who operate outside the realm of real science — believe that mystical significance or vibrations can be assigned to each numeral one through nine, and different combinations of the digits produce tangible results in life depending on their application.

As the final numeral, the number nine holds special rank. It is associated with forgiveness, compassion and success on the positive side as well as arrogance and self-righteousness on the negative, according to numerologists.

Though usually discredited as bogus, numerologists do have a famous predecessor to look to. Pythagoras, the Greek mathematician and father of the famous theorem, is also credited with popularizing numerology in ancient times.

"Pythagoras most of all seems to have honored and advanced the study concerned with numbers, having taken it away from the use of merchants and likening all things to numbers," wrote Aristoxenus, an ancient Greek historian, in the 4th century B.C.

As part of his obsession with numbers both mathematically and divine, and like many mathematicians before and since, Pythagoras noted that nine in particular had many unique properties.

Any grade-schooler could tell you, for example, that the sum of the two-digits resulting from nine multiplied by any other single-digit number will equal nine. So 9x3=27, and 2+7=9.

Multiply nine by any two, three or four-digit number and the sums of those will also break down to nine. For example: 9x62 = 558; 5+5+8=18; 1+8=9.

Sept. 9 also happens to be the 252nd day of the year (2 + 5 +2)...

Loving 9

Both China and Japan have strong feelings about the number nine. Those feelings just happen to be on opposite ends of the spectrum.

The Chinese pulled out all the stops to celebrate their lucky number eight during last year's Summer Olympics, ringing the games in at 8 p.m. on 08/08/08. What many might not realize is that nine comes in second on their list of auspicious digits and is associated with long life, due to how similar its pronunciation is to the local word for long-lasting (eight sounds like wealth).

Historically, ancient Chinese emperors associated themselves closely with the number nine, which appeared prominently in architecture and royal dress, often in the form of nine fearsome dragons. The imperial dynasties were so convinced of the power of the number nine that the palace complex at Beijing's Forbidden City is rumored to have been built with 9,999 rooms.

Japanese emperors would have never worn a robe with nine dragons, however.

In Japanese, the word for nine is a homophone for the word for suffering, so the number is considered highly unlucky – second only to four, which sounds like death.

Many Japanese will go so far as to avoid room numbers including nine at hotels or hospitals, if the building planners haven't already eliminated them altogether.


arteo vs. the cicada...

It's midnight and I just came out of the shower again, 3rd time tonight... Damn cicada had to come into my room, earlier on it was okay but suddenly it had to flap around on the floor and making its shrieking sounds.

Damn cicada, I don't care if you're horny, but I'm trying to sleep, there's an early flight to catch tomorrow!

So after half an hour of trying to tolerate the mating call that only another cicada could admire, grudgingly I got out of bed and looked for my mosquito spray. Half a can of that and the cicada was still teasing me with its tenor concerto. I reached for my cockroach spray this time and downed another good dose of that on the suicidal performer at the corner of my table. The familiar sound that cicadas make turn to something like a baby raccoon would make when you tied it up, shut its mouth and blow gas up its arse... not that I've heard what t sounds like before, but it was horrible, the dramatic sounds that a dying cicada makes. And not before I almost emptied a whole can of insecticide on it. I didn't want to squash it because I don't want to do the cleaning up.

When it finally died, the whole room smelled like pesticide factory so I had to go for another shower. I am bloody irritated for being pulled out of bed by a stupid cicada in heat, but now I have something to write on that has nothing to do with H1N1. Yay!

Oh but tomorrow's meeting is on H1N1 updates by the HQ... sleep! Sleep!