Recipe For A Happy New Year!


Take twelve fine, full-grown months; see that these are thoroughly free from old memories of bitterness, rancor and hate, cleanse them completely from every clinging spite; pick off all specks of pettiness and littleness; in short, see that these months are freed from all the past—have them fresh and clean as when they first came from the great storehouse of Time.

Cut these months into thirty or thirty-one equal parts. Do not attempt to make up the whole batch at one time (so many persons spoil the entire lot this way) but prepare one day at a time.

Into each day put equal parts of faith, patience, courage, work (some people omit this ingredient and so spoil the flavor of the rest), hope, fidelity, liberality, kindness, prayer, meditation, rest (leaving this out is like leaving the oil out of the salad dressing—don’t do it), and one well-selected resolution.

Put in about one teaspoonful of good spirits, a dash of fun, a pinch of folly, a sprinkling of play, and a heaping cupful of good humor.


Movie IP MAN aka YIP MAN


Starring Donnie Yen,Simon Yam,Siu-Wong Fan,Yu Xing,You-Nam Wong,Chen Zhi Hui,Hiroyuki Ikeuchi,Xiong Dai Lin

In short this is a MUST WATCH Film, great action, great fighting sequence and choreography, great casts, great storyline and even great values in which children can learn or rather take away from watching this movie.

Now for the long of it….

The film concerns itself with the period of Yip’s life prior to the war with Japan and his association with Bruce Lee which didn’t begin until 1954. It largely takes place in Yip’s hometown of Foshan in China’s Guangdong province which borders Hong Kong.

Producer Raymond Wong has already announced plans for a sequel that will continue the story of Yip’s life, specifically with regard to his training of a young Bruce Lee. Yen and Wilson Yip are planning a worldwide talent search to find a suitable actor to play Lee.

Actor Simon Yam, Yen’s co-star from KILL ZONE (aka SPL) appears in IP MAN along with actress Lynn Hung as Ip’s wife and veteran screen fighter Fan Siu-wong, portraying Yen’s main martial rival. Fan is most famous in the West for his starring role in the gory cult classic STORY OF RICKY (1991). He previously worked with Sammo Hung in the forgettable wuxia pian FLYING DRAGON, LEAPING TIGER (2002).

Sammo Hung was hired to choreograph the Wing Chun fighting due to his previous experience in adapting the close-range martial art to the screen in the kung fu classics THE PRODIGAL SON (1982) and WARRIORS TWO (1978).

“Those two films for me were the most accurate Wing Chun movies ever made, and our mission here is to top that,” said Yen. “It was also great to have Sammo on board to do the action, so that I could concentrate 100% on just acting the role.”

Yen reportedly spent as much as nine months preparing for this role, a rarity in Hong Kong cinema. He trained extensively in Wing Chun, maintained a strict diet to trim down his muscle and even applied method acting techniques behind the scenes to get into character.

Interestingly, this was not the first time Yen was offered the chance to portray Yip Man. A decade earlier he had signed on to an Yip Man biopic with Jeffrey Lau and Corey Yuen attached but the project never got off the ground.

Even more amazing is that there has never been another movie about Yip Man made, this despite years of kung fu movie output from Hong Kong, often featuring famous folk heroes such as Wong Fei-hung or inferior rip offs of Bruce Lee.

Just Had A Wonderful 30min Eye Massage..

If like me you have eye bags and frequently experience eye strain due to the nature of your job, then wouldn’t you want to do the following if you could find an effective way to do so?

  • Reduce eye bags, dark circles & crow’s feet
  • Relieve eye strain and eye problems
  • Increase blood & oxygen circulation around the eyes
  • Feel a little more relaxed and have a sound sleep

Sounds too good to be true and just some fanciful advertisement right?

Well maybe….but all I will say is that even though it was a spur of the moment purchase, I had a wonderful 30mins eye massage with my newly purchased Bio-Ray Eye Therapy & Contour Lifting Massager!  It has multi select settings for the various functions like Air Pressure, Massage, Anion and Heating but the default was good enough for me.  I especially liked the heating bit whereby you could actually feel the warmth and circulation around the eyes as the massage progressed.

I tried doing a search for this product online but couldn’t find any site selling it or even promoting it, strange right?  In fact I was surprised to learn that the EBENE Brand of Bio-Ray products, such as Knee Guards, Elbow Guard,Body Shaping Belt,Men’s Health Briefs,Women’s Health Panty,Multi-Purpose Gloves are all from or part of GINVERA and can be purchased online on their website.  And again it is strange that they do have this product on their site either, anyhow I bought my set from John Little at Marina Square.





Black & White..

A trip down memory lane……….

I was just recalling how amazed and thrilled I was when we first switched from a Black & White TV to one with Colour!

And NO I am not talking about the Colour of the television set itself but what you actually saw onscreen.

For those who really cannot visualise what it must have been like….just take a look below, this is how how I first watched ‘The Lone Ranger” then later…

Lone Ranger BW

Lone Ranger BW

Lone Ranger In Colour

Lone Ranger In Colour

Then there were fond memories of some of my favourite cartoons at that time like this one….



BUT my ALL TIME FAVOURITE TV series at that time has got to be Ultraman! I even remember crying when my TV broke down just when one of the episodes was about to start.  My mom made arrangements for me to watch it at my neighbour’s house ( Auntie Lucy ).



Hayata  (Ultraman)

Hayata (Ultraman)

And then there was the TV series which featured a Gorgeous GODDESS….

Oh mighty Isis ss ss ss!

Oh mighty Isis ss ss ss!

But the WOMAN that really made me go WOW! was WONDER WOMAN!  In fact even in my early teens, Lynda Carter still turned me on! 😳 *Chuckles*

Wonder Woman ( Linda Carter)

Wonder Woman

Lynda Carter

Lynda Carter

Oh and if you’re wondering what led me on this trip down memory lane, well it is because I was reading this article on how by Feb 2009 TV in the U.S. will be broadcast only in DIGITAL.   So that means the youngsters of today will be recalling how once upon a time there was Analog TV but they will not even know what it was like before COLOUR! 😛 😉

Anyhoo…regardles of our age group, we will ALL get to see the latest Wonder Woman in Digital!

Megan Gale

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Playing For Change: Song Around the World “Stand By Me”

Playing For Change: Song Around the World “Stand By Me”

My Latest BuyZ…

Mountain Hardwear Epic Jacket - Mens

Mountain Hardwear Epic Jacket - Men's

The Mountain Hardwear Men’s Epic Jacket is a ridiculously lightweight outer shell with the technical features to see you through almost any condition. Mountain Hardwear’s Ark Ripstop face fabric and articulated sleeves combine to produce a jacket that is durable and more flexible than most waterproof pieces. This superlight backcountry jacket features a Conduit Silk laminate for 15K waterproofing and incredible breathability. The Epic has one-handed hem and hood adjustment cords and laminated cuff tabs to help protect you from the elements. Once you’re moving and warming up, extra-long pitzips help regulate your temperature.

Relation Tee Front

Relation Tee Front

Relation Tee Back

Relation Tee Back

Spirti Tee Front

Spirit Tee FrontSpirit Tee Front

Spirit Tee Back

Spirit Tee Back

Juleslife Is Honoured…

Thank You Disney!

Click Videolink below to view the celebration!

Juleslife’s Celebration