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Friday, 16 December 2016

Maths - Brain Teasers

1.  What is the missing number ?


















Clue - start with the number 1.

Answer is (C).

2. A bit more difficult.




















Clue - use addition and multiplication


Answer is 16


3.  This one is difficult.















Clue - sequential

Should the correct answer be 70 or 80 ?


4. This should be easy.












Sunday, 11 December 2016

Joke - Mid Life Crisis

After being married 25 years, the man looked at the wife and said, "Honey, do you realize 25 years ago, I had a cheap apartment, a cheap car, slept on a sofa bed and watched a 10 inch black and white TV, but I got to sleep every night with a hot 25 year old blond. "

"Now, we have a nice house, nice car, big bed and plasma screen TV, but I'm sleeping with a 50 year old woman. It seems to me that you are not holding up your side of things!" 

Now the wife is a very reasonable woman. 

The wife told him to go out and find a hot 25 year old blond, and she would make sure that he would once again be living in a cheap apartment, driving a cheap car, sleeping on a sofa bed.... 

Aren't older women great? They really know how to solve your mid-life crisis!


   

Monday, 5 December 2016

Joke - Married Life Explained


Through the ages, men have been trying to unlock this mystery: Why do their wives, who accept them just as they are before they get married, begin the quest to change their behavior and life-style once their vows are exchanged?

Finally, the riddle is solved.

A social-scientist has arrived at this simple and logical explanation. When the bride, accompanied by her father, starts to walk slowly down the long aisle, she sees the altar at the end and hears the choir singing a hymn. Walking down the aisle, the conditioning process starts where the brain absorbs these three stimuli: Aisle, altar, and hymn.
She becomes mesmerized as she continually reinforces these perceptions: Aisle, altar, hymn… Aisle, altar, hymn… Aisle, altar, hymn.
And finally, as she stops beside the groom, the conditioning process is complete. She looks up at him smiling sweetly and keeps saying to herself:

"I'll alter him!"
HERE ENDETH THE LESSON
AND THERE STARTS THE "LIFE" FOR MEN

    



Sunday, 27 November 2016

China Civil Service Entrance Examination

Candidates aspiring to join China Civil Service have to sit for an examination which comprise answering multiple choice questions and writing an essay.

There are 135 multiple-choice questions that candidates have to answer in two hours, which means there's less than a minute to answer each question. But that's not all. The questions cover wide range of topics, including math, world affairs, language, and logic.


Here are some of the questions that civil servants slog through to get the coveted government job.

How about giving them a shot?




1.Observe the images below and pick out the right one that belongs to the blank or the group.
China's civil service exam: Can you answer these questions?

Hint: Each row has shared shapes. First row is round; second is triangle; third is quadrangle
Answer: B
2.Observe the images below and pick out the right one that belongs to the blank or the group.

China's civil service exam: Can you answer these questions?

Hint: From left to right, there're increasing numbers of small shapes in each image. 1. One round 2. Two quadrangles 3. Three candle-shaped images 4. Four trapezoids 5. Five triangles. The image with six small shapes will be the right answer.
Answer: A


3.Observe the images below and pick out the right one that belongs to the given group.

China's civil service exam: Can you answer these questions?


Hint: In the left, four images, it's the mirror image of number 1, 2, 3, 4. Hence we need to find the mirror image of 5.
Answer: C
4.Observe the images below and pick out the right one that belongs to the blank or the group.

China's civil service exam: Can you answer these questions?
 
Hint: Look at the image row by row from left to the right. The faces are turning 90 degrees one by one. Eyes are opposite from the first one to the second one on each row. The mouths are opposite from the second to the third on each row.
Answer: C

Thursday, 24 November 2016

The Farmer And His Donkey

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.

He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he quieted down.

A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up.

As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!

MORAL :


Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a stepping stone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

1. Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.

2. Free your mind from worries - Most never happens.

3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.

4. Give more.

5. Expect less from people but more from yourself.


Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Economics 101 - The Magic of Cash Flow

Economics 101 – The Magic of Cash Flow
A Man went to an inn in a small village. He passed the Inn Keeper $1000 to check in. 
While he is walking up the stairs to check out his room,
The Inn Keeper immediately left to pay the Pork Seller the $1k he owed for the pork; 
The Pork Seller return $1k to the Farmer for the pig;
The Farmer went to pay up the $1k he owed to the Feed Supplier;
The Feed Supplier returned the $1k to the Prostitute he called last night;
The Prostitute quickly went to pay up the room rental to the Inn Keeper;
So the $1k is back with the Inn Keeper.
The man came back down and said he didn’t like the room, took the refund and left. However the entire village debts were cleared in that short while.


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Monday, 3 October 2016

The Calcium Paradox - Dr Kate Rheaume-Bleue

The body needs calcium to build strong bones and teeth. But calcium does not act alone. It needs vitamin D for absorption, vitamin K2 to distribute it to the right places and vitamin A to discharge excess calcium. Calcium also needs magnesium to balance it.

Vitamin K2 does 2 things. It put calcium in the right places, ie, bones and teeth and removes calcium from places where it should not be, ie, soft tissues like the arteries (plaque in arteries). eyes (cataract) and kidney (kidney stones).

Kate Rhéaume-Bleue, N.D. graduated from McMaster University with an honors B.S. in Biology and completed her professional training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, class of 2002. She followed with a two-year residency during which she taught classes and supervised at various teaching clinics.


In this 60 minutes lecture, Dr Kate Rheaume Bleue talks about the links between heart disease and calcium and vtamin k2.





In this 82 minute video, Dr Mercola interviews Dr Kate on the importance of Vitamin k2.







Thursday, 29 September 2016

How Do Lungs Work

When you breathe, you transport oxygen to the body’s cells to keep them working, while also clearing your system of the carbon dioxide that this work generates. How do we accomplish this crucial and complex task without even thinking about it? Emma Bryce takes us into the lungs to investigate how they help keep us alive.


Monday, 29 August 2016

What Does The Liver Do

There’s a factory inside you that weighs about 1.4 kilograms and 

runs for 24 hours a day. It’s your liver: the heaviest organ in your 

body, which simultaneously acts as a storehouse, a manufacturing 

hub, and a processing plant. Emma Bryce gives a crash course on 

the liver and how it helps keep us alive.





Saturday, 27 August 2016

How Do Kidneys Work

The kidneys are some of the most important organs we have in our 

bodies. They keep us free from poison and harmful substances. In 

this informative video, the full story of the kidneys is told, as well 

as how to keep these precious organs functioning and healthy.






Sunday, 31 July 2016

Viva Industrial Trust (SGX: T8B.SI)

Viva Industrial Trust ("VIT") is a Singapore-focused business park and industrial trust listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange ("SGX-ST"), which comprises Viva Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust ("VI-REIT") and Viva Industrial Business Trust ("VI-BT"). VIT focuses in a diversified portfolio of income-producing real estate that is predominantly for business parks and other industrial purposes in Singapore and elsewhere in the Asia Pacific region.
VIT properties cover an aggregate gross floor area of 2.9 million sq ft and are strategically located in key business parks and established industrial clusters. Its five properties, with a total of 16 buildings, serve over 100 tenants with multinational corporations (MNCs) contributing approximately 68% of its underlying gross rental income.
Listed on SGX on 4 Nov 2013.
Company website (link)
Financial year is from Jan 1 to Dec 31.

Notes:
1.  VIT plans to acquire 3 new properties by end 2015 for $190 million.
EGM will be held on 16 Nov 2015 on proposed issue of 160,819,00 new units to raise $110 million.
2.  From 2016, VIT will pay 90% of distributable income instead of 100%.

3.  List of sponsors and strategic partners on pg 6 (link)

3Q2015 Result announced on 27 Oct 2015. (link)

Units issued is 707,497,015.

Cash as at 30 Sep 2015 is $7,299,000.
Debt as at 30 Sep 2015 is $380,580,000.
Net property Income is $12,504 million.
DPU is 1.647 cents ($11,622,000)
NAV is 82.73 cents.

4Q2015 results announced on 26 Jan 2016 (link)

Units issued is 863,118,597
Cash as at 31 Dec 2015 is $47,884,000.
Debt as at 31 Dec 2015 is $459,217,000.
Net property income is $13,725,000.
DPU is 1.634 cents ($12,463,000)
NAV is 81.29 cents.

1Q2016 results announced on 28 April 2016 (link) and (link)

Units issued is 865.5 million.
Cash as at 31 Mar 2016 is $25,442,000.
Debt as at 31 Mar 2016 is $443 million.
Net Property income is $15.798 million.
DPU is 1.638 cents ($14.143 mil)
NAV is 81.1 cents

2Q2016 results announced on 27 Jul 2016 (link) & (link)

Units isssued is 865.5 million.
Cash as at 30 Jun 2016 is $13,338,000.
Debt as at 30 Jun 2016 is $481.652 million.
Net property income is $17.197 million.
DPU is 1.75 cents ($15.147 mil)
NAV is 80.67 cents.

3Q2016 results announced on 21 Oct 2016. (link) & (link)

Units issued is 868.112 million.
Cash as at 30 Sep 2016 is $14,260,000.
Debt as at 30 Sep 2016 is $488 million.
Net property income is $17.4 million
DPU is 1.81 cents. ($15.713 mil)
NAV is 80.3 cents.



1Q2017 results announced on 27 April 2017 (link) & (link)

Units issued is 959,954,000
Cash as at 31 Mar 2017 is $10,885,000
Debt as at 31 Mar 2017 is $521 million.
Net property income is $20.3 million.
DPU is 1.854 cents ($17.8 million)
NAV is 79.2cents.

2Q2017 results announced on 26 Jul 2017 (link) & (link)
As at 30 Jun 2017
Units issued is 967,473,000
Cash is $11,717,000
Debt is $514.590 million.
Net property income is $20.2 million.
DPU is 1.861 cents ($21.0 million)
NAV is 79 cents.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Vitamin K2 And D With Dr Sarah Booth

The body needs calcium to build strong bones and teeth. But calcium does not act alone. It needs vitamin D for absorption, vitamin K2 to distribute it to the right places and vitamin A to discharge excess calcium. Calcium also needs magnesium to balance it.

Vitamin K2 does 2 things. It put calcium in the right places, ie, bones and teeth and removes calcium from places where it should not be, ie, soft tissues like the arteries (plaque in arteries). eyes (cataract) and kidney (kidney stones).

One practical example is vitamin K2 not only prevents tooth decay, vitamin k2 can actually repair tooth cavities.

Dr Sarah Booth is a Senior Scientist and Director of the Vitamin K Laboratory, Tufts University. Her CV:


In this FAQ session (47 minutes), she discusses:

Why is vitamin K important? 

How much vitamin K should I take and which form? 

Is it important to balance vitamin K intake with vitamin D and other nutrients?

The takeaway:

1. There are 2 forms of Vitamin K2. 

One is plant base. The body can convert Vitamin K1 which is abundantly available from green leafy vegetables and turn it into Vitamin K2.

Vitamin K2 is also available from grass fed animals such as cattle and chicken. (The problem is many cows and chicken are no longer grass fed.)

The surprise is that Vitamin K2 can be found in fermented food, like natto (Japanese fermented soya beans), kimchi, tempeh and natural cheese.

2.  Drugs like coumarin and warfarin which are used to treat high blood pressure prevents vitamin K2 from doing its job. As a consequence, people with high blood pressure and using the drugs will eventually succumb to cardio vascular diseases.

3. She recommends that people eat more vegetables.

Dr Sarah Booth on Vitamin K2.
Enjoy the video.





Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Joke - Abbot And Costello - 7 Into $28

Enjoy an old classic comedy routine by Abbot and Costello.

See how Costello prove that 7 x 13 equals 28.






Sunday, 29 May 2016

Parkway Life REIT (SGX: C2PU.SI)

Parkway Life REIT ("PLife REIT") is Asia's largest listed healthcare REIT. It invests in income-producing real estate and real estate-related assets, used primarily for healthcare and/or healthcare-related purposes. As at 30 September 2015, PLife REIT's total portfolio size stands at 47 properties totaling approximately S$1.60 billion. It was listed on 23 August 2007.

Parkway Life REIT’s policy is to distribute at least 90% of its taxable income and net overseas income, with the actual level of distribution to be determined by the Manager. Since FY 2012, S$3.0 million per annum of amount available for distribution has been retained for capital expenditure on existing properties.

Company website (link)



5 year chart (link)

Financial year is from 1 Jan to 31 Dec.

No. of units in issue is 605,002,000.

3Q2015 results announced  on 5 Nov 2015 (link)

Net property income is $24,262,000.
DPU is 3.36 cents (2.98 cents recurring operations and 0.38 cents divestment gain)
or $20,298,000.
Cash balance as at 30 Sep 2015 is $27,117,000.
Debt is $598,318,000.
NAV is $1.66.

4Q2015 results announced on 26 Jan 2016 (link)

Units issued is 605,002,000.
Net property income is $24,483,000
DPU is 3.37 cents ($18,074,000)(includes final tranche of 0.38 cents divestment gain).
Cash balance as at 31 Dec 2015 is $18,543,000
Debt is $589,682,000
NAV is $1.66.

1Q2016 results announced on 26 Apr 2016 (link) & (link)
Units issued is 605,002,000
Net property income is $25,136,000.
DPU is 2.99 cents ($18.097 mil).
Cash balance as at 31 Mar 2016 is $22,667,000.
Debt is $617,757,000.
NAV is $1.68.

2Q2016 results announced on 26 Jul 2016 (link) & (link)
Units issued is 605,002,000
Net property income is $25,530,000
DPU is 3.01 cents ($18,210,000)
Cash balance as at 31 Jun 2016 is $28,120,000
Debt is $661,424,000.
NAV is $1.67.

3Q2016 results announced on 27 Oct 2016 (link) and (link)
Units issued is 605,002,000
Net property income is $26,202,000
DPU is 3.06 cents ($18,513,000)
Cash balance as at 30 Sep is $31,772,000
Debt is $678,207,000
NAV is $1.67

4Q2016 results announced on 25 Jan 2017 (link) and (link)
Units issued is 605,002,000
Net property income is $25,559,000
DPU is 3.06 cents ( $18,486,000)
Cash balance as at 31 Dec 2016 is $69,184,000.
Debt is $631,167,000
NAV is $1.72.

1Q2017 results announced on 25 Apr 2017 (link) and (link)
Units issued is 605,002,000
Net property income is $25,141,000
DPU is 3.28 cents ($18,493,000)
Cash balance as at 30 Apr 2017 is $28,069,000
Debt is $663,551,000
NAV is $1.72


2Q2017 results announced on 25 Jul 2017 (link) and (link)
Units issued is 605,002,000.
Net property income is $25,879,000.
DPU is 3.32 cents ( 3.10 cents + 0.22 cents) or ($20,078,000)
Cash balance as at 30 Jun 2017 is $28,926,000
Debt is $657,989,000
NAV is $1.72.


Sunday, 22 May 2016

10 Healthiest Fruits



































Healthiest Fruits.. List of most nutritious antioxidant fruits and their benefits.

1. Banana - Bananas are a great source of potassium (about 400 mg), which helps lower your risk of high blood pressure and stroke and plays a key role in muscle function.Bananas are delicious and sweet to eat, making them a good sugar substitute and natural energy source. The fiber in bananas helps restore normal bowel action. A medium size banana has around 108 calories.

2. Apples - .Apples, with the skin, provide pectin, 5 grams of fiber and a heaping dose of flavonoid antioxidants. Apple fiber helps lower cholesterol and keep you regular. And the powerful flavonoids reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer. A medium apple has about 80 calories.

3. Citrus Fruits like Lemons , orange, and grapefruit - Citrus Fruits are best known for flavor, juiciness and high vitamin C content. But they’re also a good source of folate, fiber and other antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Citrus fruit has been shown to help reduce cholesterol, blood pressure and the risk of some types of cancer. Bountiful them with vitamin C and resistance to cold, cough , asthma and arthritis

Pink or Red Grapefruit – half a grapefruit has just a scant 47 calories.

Oranges provide an impressive 50 to 70 mg of vitamin C and a medium orange has only 68 calories.

Lemons and Limes – 1 lime or small lemon has about 17 calories.

4. Strawberry - Experts believe that the strawberry fight cancer . Be careful and have people who are allergic to strawberries. Wash thoroughly before eating .

5. Papaya - High in vitamin A and vitamin C are papaya so it helps our skin . The papaya has papain , a chemical that helps in digestion and in our regular bowel movements. It is also high in fiber .

6. Grapes - Grapes has tannins and flavonoids that can inhibit cancer . If you eat grapes heals  diseases . And when anemic and unhealthy , eat grapes to restore your vitality . That is why it give as a gift to those who come in to the hospital . Wash thoroughly before eating .

7. Watermelon and melon - Fighting them with kidney disease and renal ( kidney and bladder infections). The watermelon and melon is full of vitamin C and potassium . And during summer , this is required by our body .

8. Kiwifruit - when compared ounce for ounce, has more than twice the vitamin C of an orange. It’s also an excellent source of magnesium, potassium and vitamins A and E. Kiwis have been shown to boost the immune system and reduce respiratory diseases. 1 medium kiwi has 47 calories and 3 grams of fiber.

9. Avocado - The avocado contains good fats and healthy oils . Because of this , it helps in avoiding heart disease and stroke . It also has substance vitamin B6 and vitamin E to smooth the skin . To not wrinkle the face , eat avocados .

10. Pineapple - The pineapple has bromelain that strengthen our immunity. It also has substance manganese and vitamin B that gives strength to the body.

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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Health Benefits Of Celery

Apples walk away with most health accolades, and spinach leads the healthy veggie brigade. Compared to them, celery is somewhat unsung, but once you read its incredible–and nearly endless–list of health benefits, you will quickly join its growing list of lovers.
11 Super Health Benefits in Just One Celery Stalk

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  • Celery is a great choice if you are watching your weight. One large stalk contains only 10 calories! So, add celery to your shopping list and enjoy it in your salads, soups and stir-fries.
  • Celery reduces inflammation. If you are suffering from joint pains, lung infections, asthma, or acne, eating more celery will bring much-needed relief.
  • It helps you calm down: Celery for stress-relief? Oh yes! The minerals in celery, especially magnesium, and the essential oil in it, soothe the nervous system. If you enjoy a celery-based snack in the evening, you will sleep better.
  • It regulates the body’s alkaline balance, thus protecting you from problems such as acidity.
  • Celery aids digestion: some say celery tastes like “crunchy water,” and that is the reason it is so good for your digestive system.  The high water content of celery, combined with the insoluble fiber in it, makes it a great tool for easy passage of stool. Note: because celery has diuretic and cleansing properties, those with diarrhea should avoid eating it.
  • It contains “good” salts. Yes, celery does contain sodium, but it is not the same thing as table salt. The salt in celery is organic, natural and essential for your health.
Green smoothie with celery, cucumber, spinach, apple, lemon in glass
  • It cares for your eyes. One large stalk of celery can deliver up to 10 percent of your daily need for Vitamin A, a group of nutrients that protects the eyes and prevents age-related degeneration of vision.
  • Celery reduces “bad” cholesterol: There is a component in celery called butylphthalide. It gives the vegetable its flavor and scent. Guess what: this component also reduces bad cholesterol! A Chicago University research shows that just two stalks of celery a day can reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) by up to 7 points!
  • It lowers blood pressure: An active compound called phthalides in celery has been proven to boost circulatory health. Raw, whole celery reduces high blood pressure.
  • It can amp up your sex life: and this is not just hearsay. Dr. Alan R. Hirsch, Director of the Smeel and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, says two pheromones in celery–androstenone and androstenol–boost your arousal levels. They are released when you chew on a celery stalk.
  • Celery can combat cancer: Two studies at the University of Illinois show that a powerful flavonoid in celery, called luteolin, inhibits the growth of cancer cells, especially in the pancreas. Another study suggests that the regular intake of celery could significantly delay the formation of breast cancer cells.


Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/11-super-health-benefits-in-just-1-celery-stalk.html#ixzz477UXkQJ6