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15 global challenges that cannot be addressed by any government acting alone

  The 15 Global Challenges  from t he Millennium Project, a global participatory think tank. 1. How can sustainable development be achieved for all while addressing global climate change? 2. How can everyone have sufficient clean water without conflict? 3. How can population growth and resources be brought into balance? 4. How can genuine democracy emerge from authoritarian regimes? 5. How can decisionmaking be enhanced by integrating improved global foresight during unprecedented accelerating change? 6. How can the global convergence of information and communications technologies work for everyone? 7. How can ethical market economies be encouraged to help reduce the gap between rich and poor? 8. How can the threat of new and reemerging diseases and immune micro-organisms be reduced? 9. How can education make humanity more intelligent, knowledgeable, and wise enough to address its global challenges? 10. How can shared values and new security strategies reduce ethnic conflicts, terroris

I thought my flesh is too tough for winter bugs

Everybody around me catches cold, I thought I am too old, and my flesh are too tough for virus and bacteria to feed on. But they got me today, My head aches and nose running. It's new year's eve, and I have to work in this 'bloody Chinese', to cover the shift of the local girl, who is now drinking and partying with family and friends. My wife have been coughing for the whole winter, and daughter got high temperature last week, one night her brain was so hot, everything in side her brain seems mixed up and in confusion. She shot up from the bed and told me she wanna run her own farm, 'piggy's jumping on its bum, and giraffe's eating my hair.' She said, and looked very happy, and sound very excited. I wonder who is the master of this planet? Rats or bacteria? It is on the news that over one million people caught the winter vomiting bugs, actually human are under the rule of virus and bacteria; and there is a saying, "you are never six feet a

Always Let themselves add salt

A man stopped me on the road and wanted to buy a cigarette. I just lighted one up and took a puff, so I gave it to him, saying, "if you don't mind, you may have it." He took my cigarette, and we walked along. I told him I was gong to work at the Chinese take away, he told me he knew it just around the corner. And he stays not far from there. Being asked if he like Chinese food, he said, "Too salty, mate, Chinese take away are too salty. I cook at home, my wife also cook, but I love to cook, you know, so I knew how to meet different people's tastes, some people like salty, but other not. I let themselves add the salt. You can put in salt, but you can't take it out, you know, so always let themselves add salt." He was drunk, but he seemed to be a wise man. When we separated at the cross road, he shook hand with me and introduced himself as Jim Clark. After he cross the road, he turned to me and shouted, "Remember always let themselves put in the s

When do you celebrate Chinese Christmas?

An immigration officer asked a Chinese woman the reason of seeking asylum, she answered that she was persecuted in China for believing Jesus Christ. Then the officer asked her when was Jesus birthday. The Chinese lady didn't know, and her passport was confiscated. How did she now a person's birthday who lived more than two thousand years ago? But luckily, her lawyer appealed her case and the result turned out to be successful. Then she had a chance to tell me this story. Many local people come to our shop asking when do we celebrate Chinese Christmas, or just when is Chinese Christmas. This sounds Chinese Jesus has a different birthday in China, I have heard that in Russia and some East European country celebrate Christmas on a different day. Some wiser people ask if we celebrate Christmas in China. I tell them Christian do, other people don't. They seem a bit surprised. And I talked with some JW members, who told me that they don't celebrate Christmas

Child killer's luxurious life in prison

It is reported in PickMeUp magazine that child killer Ian Huntley has a 'cushy life in prison.' Ian Huntley killed two school girls Holly and Jessica in 2002, when he was a caretaker. He got two lives sentence with minimum 44 years in prison. His ex-wife Clare Evans says that Ian loves playing Xbox, smoking cigarettes, having cooking classes, eating steak and watching footie games, and he'll enjoy a Christmas roast. Mrs Evans is now campaigning for all his luxurious to be removed. If Ian Huntley is a Chinese and committed such a hideous crime in China, he would have been executed by shot, and his organs would have been sold without consent by himself to hospitals for transplant, and the trees on his grave yard would have already bigger than two armful. Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device

MRC Button On Calculator

Casio Calculator Do you know all buttons on a calculator? I have a Casio calculator, it has MRC, M+, M-, and right arrow, Euro/local and Euro Rate set button, it took me quite long time to figure them out. I need to keep a track for delivery orders, because our mean boss always guards his sale number as national top secret. At first I wrote them down on a piece of paper, but that's not the way for highly intelligent person such as me to steal business secret. So when I found out the memory function button on my calculator, I was very excited about it (Please don't laugh at me.). So the MRC is short for Memory ReCall, M+ is for adding to the memory, and M- is for taking away from it. Sometimes I have to leave my calculation half way to deal with something else, I just press the M+ button, to save the sub total to memory, and come back to it later. Press MRC twice to clear the memory, press once to recall the memory. Sometimes you input a number, or even add up a lo

Chinese New Year 2013

Chinese New Year falls on 10th February, 2013, the year of snake. New year's eve is 9th January 2013, the 29th day of twelfth months. Many people ask why there are only 29 days, because the Chinese calendar is a lunisolar calendar, which means it has both elements of a lunar and solar calendar. Chinese New Year starts on the second new moon after the winter solstice unless there is an 11th or 12th intercalary month, in which case it starts on the third new moon. This year the second new moon after winter solstice starts on 10th February. So it is not accurate to say that Chinese calendar is lunar calendar,  in China, it is commonly known as the Agriculture calendar, or Old calendar. New Year's Eve New Year's Day

Nativity Dolls Set

Woolen Nativity doll set displayed in the hallway of local nursery school.

Car Headlight Eyelashes

Took my daughter to school, and she showed me the curious car headlamp eyelashes. This doesn't looks very pretty on a masculine car.

Branch Banking Services at the Post Office

My bank has only one branch office in my city, and it's far away from where I live. So every time I have to take subway to deposit my wages that have been hidden under my pillow for weeks, the journey to the city centre cost me £2.80 for a return tickets. Yesterday, I passed the post office, noticed it have a free service to deposit and withdraw cash from many major banks, haven't tried out yet. Branch Banking Services at the Post Office : "It’s also free to deposit money into most major bank accounts at the counter in any of our branches" 'via Blog this'

Christmas Market at St Enoch Square

Christmas market at St Enoch Square. Wood-craft Cabin Windmill and Christmas Trees

Voip for Blackberry

If you live abroad, have several ways to contact your family in your home country, one of these is VOIP or voice over internet protocol. I downloaded an VOIP App for blackberry called 99 by Factor Lusitano. It has a curious name 90e9. After you install the App, you'll receive an email, telling you how to set up, and at the end of the email is the username and password you need to login. If your mobile phone is not connected to Wifi, you need to set up APN or Access Point Name, which is a gateway between your GPRS (or 3G, etc) mobile network and other computer network. I use Vodafone mobile, so I need to set up APN specified by Vodafone. You may find APN settings by following this route: Options : Device : Advanced system settings : TCP IP : APN settings. APN for Vodafone is, username and password is wap. When these are done, you will be registered to the network anD ready for call. Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device

Whoops-a-Daisy Angel

Which angel is always late? She rushes around making mistake, Whoops-a-Daisy Angel! She lost her harp somewhere in the sky, She looked down low, she looked up high, Whoops-a-Daisy Angel! Whose halo is never straight? Who's still snoring at half-past eight? Whoops-a-Daisy Angel! Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device