Saturday, December 31, 2005

French Open Finalist Puerta Banned

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Mariano Puerta was a long shot when he reached the French Open final in June. Now, the Argentine is facing the longest doping ban in tennis history.
The 27-year-old Puerta was banned for eight years Wednesday for his second doping offense, effectively ending his career. He is the first tennis player to receive a ban of more than two years.
"I find it extraordinary that it could ever be thought satisfactory that a person's livelihood can be terminated in circumstances such as these," Puerta said in a statement.
Puerta tested positive for the cardiac stimulant etilefrine after losing to Rafael Nadal in the French Open final on June 5.
The three-man International Tennis Federation tribunal said the drug apparently came from effortil, a medication Puerta's wife takes for hypertension.
"We accept on the balance of probabilities that the player's contamination with effortil was inadvertent," said the ITF tribunal, which met Dec. 6-7. "The amount of etilefrine in his body was too small to have any effect on his performance."
The ITF said Puerta will be disqualified from the French Open and his results nullified, but he will keep his place in the record books as a finalist.
Puerta was banned for nine months in 2003 for using clenbuterol, an asthma medication with some steroid-like properties, and faced a possible lifetime ban for a second infraction. But an ITF tribunal said he was given a lighter penalty because the positive result in Paris was inadvertent.
Puerta did not dispute the drug was in his body, and the ITF accepted his plea of "no significant fault or negligence."
The eight-year ban is retroactive to June 5. Puerta has three weeks to appeal, but said he would not make a decision before the end of the year. The ITF panel said it expected the case to go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
The ITF said it was unclear how and when Puerta ingested the drug, but "we cannot see how it need have occurred at all if the player had exercised the utmost caution."
"My position has always been that I did not deliberately or knowingly ingest any prohibited substance," Puerta said. "The tribunal accept that the substance ... entered my system entirely inadvertently and without my knowledge as a result of accidental contamination by an over-the-counter medicine which my wife was taking."
Besides forfeiting his prize money from the French Open, Puerta will give up his titles, prize money and ranking points won after Roland Garros. He is currently ranked No. 12 on the ATP Tour.
Since the French Open, Puerta has earned about $330,000 in prize money.
The ITF's sanction was welcomed by World Anti-Doping Agency chief Dick Pound.
"You're dealing with somebody who's tested positive twice in less than two years and clearly doesn't think the rules apply to him," Pound said.
Puerta, who joined the ATP Tour in June 1997, won his third career title in April at the Grand Prix Hassan II in Casablanca, Morocco. He also won in Palermo, Italy, in 1998, and Bogota, Colombia, in 2000.
"It's awful news because Puerta is a nice guy," Argentine Tennis Association president Enrique Morea said. "They have ruined his career."
Puerta is one of six Argentine players caught up in doping cases in recent years. Guillermo Coria, Juan Ignacio Chela and Guillermo Canas served doping suspensions, and Martin Rodriguez received a warning for a positive caffeine test.
The other, doubles specialist Mariano Hood, has acknowledged testing positive for a banned drug at the French Open.
Bulgarian teenager Sesil Karatantcheva tested positive for the steroid nandrolone after losing in the quarterfinals at the French Open, the French sports daily L'Equipe reported Tuesday.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Thanks for Sushi King treat

This post is to thank my friend Josephine(second from right) for the Sushi King "thank you for your support" treat.

Well, yeah, she got 7A's for her PMR...... Congrats

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Osama bin Laden's niece

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Believe it or not that's Osama's neice.This photo supplied by GQ Magazine shows Wafah Dufour, the daughter of Osama bin Laden's half brother, posed for an article of GQ's January edition. 'I want to be accepted here, but I feel that everybody's judging me and rejecting me,' says the California-born Dufour, a law graduate who lives in New York. (AP Photo/GQ Magazine,Jeff Riedel)

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Friday, December 16, 2005

Friday, December 09, 2005

Sneak Peak of my KL radio n tv station trip....

Saturday, December 03, 2005

My lil bro with Jaclyn Victor

My little brother went to trinity methodist church(opposite greenlane McD) for a charity concert.Well as you can see he took a picture with Jaclyn Victor. He gave her a flower and asked whether she can take a picture with him and she asked " on the stage? ",my bro said yes. She put her arms on his shoulders and the audiences cheered"wooo!",unfortunately the cameraman or rather woman zoomed to the face.

On your left is Jac's autograph on the liftlet.

Anyway, personally I don't really like Jac myself except for the song Gemilang she sang. You gotta do what people want to see not just what you want to do!

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Makan Hunter

You guys sure know how passionate am I about food, instead of having it to myself, I've decided to share it with everyone......go have a look at

Wednesday, November 23, 2005


You guys just can't blame brad pitt for leaving Jennifer Aniston,maybe because he likes it *TOUGH* like others.

Angelina Jolie is just the sexy,seductive tough chick!

Monday, November 21, 2005

I did it and it seems so much easier than Malaysian form 2(8th grade in US is the same as Form 2 in Malaysia).Although I just finished form 4 ( lol).

You Passed 8th Grade Math

Congratulations, you got 10/10 correct!

Your Brain's Pattern

Your mind is a firestorm - full of intensity and drama.

Your thoughts may seem scattered to you most of the time...

But they often seem strong and passionate to those around you.

You are a natural influencer. The thoughts you share are very powerful and persuading.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Authentic FOOD...yumm..

TRADITIONAL YAM RICE. Its really authentic!!!

It has been a long time since I ate at this place.Simply because school ends at 2.05pm and this old couple only sells lunch from Monday to Friday. Hard Luck for me..... Its the holidays now,so I took the oppurtunity!

People actually still squat to eat !!! Thought you'll never see it again?or never even thought that people eat like that?There is still a few more places in town where they still squat to eat.Just refer to the thumb. Actually this was just trishaw puller's(that's why your parents scold you "lan cia lo" when you put your legs on the chair when you sit) lunch hang out place long time ago but human are always on-the-go for great food so it became famous.

Just in case you guys want to pay this stall a visit, it is situated near Lebuh Presgraves(more known as "sa diao lo").Just turn left at the first junction in Lebuh Presgraves and you'll see a stall with blue shades like what you see in the thumbnail.

We ordered Yam Rice with four dishes which consisted Egg Soup,Raddish Soup,Fried Fish & Prawns and "Dao Eu Bak"(pork cooked with soya sauce).

Everything was superb but the specialty is the Egg Soup.I bet most of you never savoured the taste of a bowl of egg soup,its really hard to guess how they cook eggs with soup,normally it would go hay wire. Actually I've made a detail description of all the food but it was deleted accidentally and I'm too lazy to retype the whole thing,I shall let the pictures do the talking!
Slow and Steady

Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy.

They see you as very cautious, extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder.

It'd really surprise them if you ever did something impulsively or on the spur of the moment.

They expect you to examine everything carefully from every angle and then usually decide against it.

Difference between American Education and Chinese Education

This is taken from a chinese forum.This is written by a chinese quoting about her son's education in America.Sorry if you can't read chinese.

[转帖]美国人竟然是这样教育小学生美国人教育孩子方式。 当我把九岁的儿子带到美国,送他进那所离公寓不远的美国小学的时候,我就象是把自己最心爱的东西交给了一个我并不信任的人去保管,终日忧心忡忡。这是一种什么样的学校啊!学生可以在课堂上放声大笑,每天至少让学生玩二个小时,下午不到三点就放学回家,最让我大开眼界的是没有教科书。   


日子一天一天过去,看着儿子每天背着空空的书包兴高采烈的去上学,我的心就止不住一片哀伤。在中国,他从小学一年级开始,书包就满满的、沉沉的,从一年级到四年级换了三个书包,一个比一个大,让人感到“知识”的重量在增加。而在美国,他没了负担,这能叫上学吗?一个学期过去了,把儿子叫到面前,问他美国学校给他最深的印象是什么,他笑着给我一句美国英语:“自由!”这两个字像砖头一样拍在我的脑门上。 此时,真是一片深情怀念中国教育。似乎更加深刻地理解了为什么中国孩子老是能在国际上拿奥林匹克学习竞赛的金牌。不过,事已致此?也只能听天由命。   







儿子六年级快结束时,老师留给他们的作业是一串关于“二次世界大战”的问题。“你认为谁对这场战争负有责任?”“你认为纳粹德国失败的原因是什么?”“如果你是杜鲁门总统的高级顾问,你将对美国投原子弹持什么态度?”“你是否认为当时只有投放原子弹一个办法去结束战争?”“你认为今天避免战争的最好办法是什么?”――如果是两年前,见到这种问题,我肯定会抱怨:这哪里是作业,分明是竞选参议员的前期训练!而此时,我已经能平心静气地循思其中的道理了。 学校和老师正是在这一个个设问之中,向孩子们传输一种人道主义的价值观,引导孩子们去关注人类的命运,让孩子们学习思考重大问题的方法。这些问题在课堂上都没有标准答案,它的答案,有些可能需要孩子们用一生去寻索。看着十二岁的儿子为完成这些作业兴致勃勃地看书查资料的样子,我不禁想起当年我学二战史的样子,按照年代事件死记应背,书中的结论明知迂腐也当成《圣经》去记,不然,怎么通过考试去奔光明前程呢?此时我在想,我们在追求知识的过程中,重复前人的结论往往大大多于自己的思考。而没有自己的思考,就难有新的创造。   

儿子小学毕业的时候,已经能够熟练地在图书馆利用电脑和微缩胶片系统查找他所需要的各种文字和图象资料了。有一天,我们俩为狮子和豹的觅食习性争论起来。第二天,他就从图书馆借来了美国国家地理学会拍摄的介绍这种动物的录像带,拉着我一边看,一边讨论。孩子面对他不懂的东西,已经知道到哪里里去寻找答案了。 儿子的变化促使我重新去看美国的小学教育。我发现,美国的小学虽然没有在课堂上对孩子们进行大量的知识灌输,但是他们想方设法把孩子的目光引向校外那个无边无际的知识海洋,他们要让孩子知道,生活的一切时间和空间都是他们学习的课堂;他们没有让孩子去死记硬背大量的公式和定理,但是,他们煞费苦心地告诉孩子怎样去思考问题,教给孩子们面对陌生领域寻找答案的方法;他们从不用考试把学生分成三六九等,而是竭尽全力去肯定孩子们一切努力,去赞扬孩子们自己思考的一切结论,去保护和激励孩子们所有的创作欲望和尝试。 有一次,我问儿子的老师:“你们怎么不让孩子背记一些重要的东西呢?”老师笑着说:“对人的创造能力中有两个东西比死记硬背更重要:一个是他要知道到哪里去寻找所需要的比它能够记忆的多得多的知识;再一个是他综合使用这些知识进行新的创造的能力。死记硬背,就不会让一个人知识丰富,也不会让一个人变得聪明,这就是我的观点。”我不禁记起我的一个好朋友和我的一次谈话。他学的是天文学,从走进美国大学研究所的第一天起,到拿下博士学位的整整五年,他一直以优异的成绩享受系里提供的优厚奖学金。他曾对我说:“我觉得很奇怪,要是凭课堂上的学习成绩拿奖学金,美国人常常不是中国人的对手,可是一到实践领域,搞点研究性题目,中国学生往往没有美国学生那么机灵,那么富有创造性。”我想,他的感受可能正是两种不同的基础教育体系所造成的人之间的差异。中国人太习惯于在一个划定的框子里去旅展拳脚了,一旦失去了常规的参照,对不少中国人来说感到的可能往往并不是自由,而是慌恐和茫然。   


Thursday, November 17, 2005

"If You Don't Feel Comfortable Approaching Women..."

If you don't feel 100 percent comfortable withapproaching women right's totally okay. Don't let it stop yourself from doing it. The only thing you have to fear is fear itself.

A boxing champion has once said that even the greatest boxer wakes up in fear on the day of a tournament. But the difference between a champion and a boxer-wannabe is that the champion gets into the ring IN SPITE OF HIS FEAR.

The loser just quits.

Don't try to "repress" your fears. Be the champion and fight on! The bottom line're never a loser until you quit and give up or start blaming other people or things such as shyness.

Too many guys don't do anything because they're too afraid to. Or they want to wait until they're "more confident".

Don't be one of them. Go out NOW and start DOING!

It's like what they say in the marines, "What doesn't kill you will only make you stronger."

If you learn to look at the BIGGER PICTURE (of yourself picking up the skills to become a master at dating) and NOT WORRY about the outcome of an encounter with a particular woman,then you'll see how every approach and every date is essentially just another TRAINING SESSION.

Don't let "fear" get into the way. A friend of mine once told me that he was scared when he went away to bootcamp and got"chewed out" the first time. But he eventually got out of bootcamp as a more confident and more confident man - and he had managed to pick up many skills that would be valuable to him for the rest of his life.

Speaking of skills, your "fear" won't affect the outcomeof a situation with a woman. In the boxing ring, ultimately it's the SKILL of the champion boxer that wins him the match. He WINS in spite of his fear. He analyzes his own mistakes and turns his weak areas into his strengths. That's what you should be doing!

Remember: "Confidence" comes from "competency", which in turn comes from PRACTICE!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


By Chris

[The author of this article, "Chris," has four adopted sons, ages 22, 19, 19, and 9. He's worked in emergency medicine for almost ten years and has a BS in Special Education and Psychology. A single parent, Chris is active in his sons' sports groups and Catholic youth groups, and he enjoys computers, reading, and nature.]

I always wanted my children to be well-rounded and to have healthy self-esteems. It was no problem letting them learn about their bodies as toddlers — exploring their hands, feet, etc. It was also a given that when they were very young, they were to be encouraged to develop their minds and creativity, and that their privacy was to be respected, allowing them to be creative without interfering. After all, when a kid says, "Don't look — I'm making you something special," you don't look, right? But then along comes adolescence and the next phase of development: their sexuality.

This is probably the hardest one to deal with, as it means our children are growing up, and that they're experiencing the last phase before they leave us as adults. It also means looking at our children in a different light — as individuals with feelings and desires similar to adults'. To complicate matters, these feelings and desires may be ones we ourselves are not comfortable with. However, for our children, we must be able to address these issues and then honestly and openly deal with them. If you have cultivated an open relationship with your children, this should be an easy transition. They have always trusted you to provide the information and skills needed to grow, and this aspect of their development should be no exception.

When your children were infants, you probably read books on parenting. When they started going to school, books on helping them to achieve and succeed were probably on your reading list. Perhaps books on parenting styles have been on the list as well. Now it is time to read about sexuality and human development. There are several excellent books available at your local bookstore — and personal preferences and values should be your guide to selecting them. By reading the information, you will be prepared to answer the questions your children will have. And trust me, if you have kept open communication with them, they will have questions.

Sex education should begin at an early age, when the children first start asking questions, which is usually around the age of three or four. If you appear comfortable when answering their questions at this time, then as questions arise later, the children will feel safe and comfortable asking them. We've guided the kids through the other developmental stages, and I feel we owe it to them to be there to assist with this stage as well. There is a tremendous responsibility on our part to provide appropriate information and direction for children at this stage in their lives, as it forms their attitudes toward sexuality and their feelings about sex in general. By having an accepting and open attitude, they will have less guilt associated with sexuality. Setting the stage now for positive attitudes toward sex will allow your children to have those positive feelings as adults.

If, on the other hand, you make sexuality a shameful, hush-hush topic, then your children will learn to associate sexuality with shame and embarrassment. And if your children have questions at this stage and do not feel comfortable asking you, then who will provide the answers for them? The misinformation they get from their friends can ruin their lives with unwanted pregnancies. It can also lead to them contracting diseases that can last a lifetime (and even prove fatal). We need to take the time to explain the facts, answer questions, and aid them in developing a healthy attitude about sexuality.

Instilling in our children a healthy attitude about sex is a great gift to give them. It will allow them to express their love with the person they love without feelings of guilt or shame. The terms you use with them, also, are as important as the information you give them. If you use the words you used when they were younger, your children may feel belittled, or they may feel the information is for babies and not for them. Using the correct terms and explaining the terminology will give you greater credibility, and you will gain more respect from them, than if you try to use the "cute" terms.

The facts you provide should include information about masturbation. You've given them the freedom to explore other areas of their bodies as they've developed — now you need to give them the freedom to explore this area as well. Masturbation allows for the release of the sexual tension they feel, and it allows them to determine what kinds of stimulation they like and what they do not like — the areas they like stimulated and the areas they do not. Eventually, this will also allow them to learn the masturbation pace they like, which will help them learn to delay their orgasm — and learning to delay their pleasure will give them the ability to make sure their partner later in life has a chance to achieve their pleasure, too.

Discussing masturbation with your children can be difficult — and if you haven't prepared for it, it will probably be an uncomfortable discussion. Preplanning the conversation is important; thinking about what you want to say and how you want to say it will make for an easier time. Explain that masturbation is a healthy normal activity; mention that probably all of their friends will masturbate, and that you understand they will masturbate, too. You probably won't need to say a lot about technique, except to say there are many ways to do it. Practice saying what you want to discuss out loud, so you can hear yourself using the words and phrases. This will make you more relaxed when you're discussing it later with your children.

This is also is a good time to discuss privacy. Tell them you understand as they grow up and their bodies change that they may want more privacy. Let them know you'll respect their right to privacy by honoring closed doors. Offering to place a lock on their bedroom door will show you mean what you say. Respecting their privacy also means that if you notice stains on underwear or other clothing, or if there's an increased use of tissues, lotions, or Vaseline, that you won't mention it. Keeping those supplies available and replenished will show, in a quiet way, that you know what they are doing and approve.

When you start this discussion, make sure you're in a place comfortable for both of you. Also, be sure it's a location where you will not be disturbed by distractions, such as TV or the radio. Starting out with small talk and moving into the discussion can also be helpful. In starting the actual discussion, you may want to stress that you know this could be an uncomfortable topic but that you will not make any judgments or react negatively. Additionally, explain that you feel it's important to have this discussion, and explain why.

During the talk, make sure to give your children plenty of time to express themselves. They may want to voice an opinion or ask questions — and if you do not allow them time, it becomes a lecture and not a discussion. Also, flying through the talk gives your children the impression that you do not really mean what you are saying — that you just want to get it over with, or that you are really uncomfortable with the topic. Discussing sexuality in a relaxed way, and really listening to what your child is saying during the discussion, will make it a successful talk.

Close the discussion with an agreement that the child will come to you if he or she has questions. This will make further discussion easier. It's a good idea to provide some reading materials; for males, for example, I recommend The What's Happening to My Body? Book for Boys by Lynda Madaras [Newmarket Press]. Pointing them to online resources (such as JackinWorld) may also prove helpful; depending on the relationship you have with your child, you may want to try looking at the page together. During the closing, reaffirm the agreement to respect privacy. End on a positive note by saying, "Is there anything else you would like to talk about or discuss?" You may be surprised at what other topics your child may want to bring up.

Having an open discussion on masturbation sets the stage for the discussion of sex later. If your children know you are willing to discuss things with them, and that you have non-judgmentally done so before, makes it much easier for them to come to you if they're concerned about something. Open, honest, and effective communication can only enhance your relationship with your children.

In closing, I would like to say that I hope everyone takes the time to have a discussion with his or her children about masturbation. However, educating ourselves first is the key to having a positive dialog. If the child asks something you do not have an answer for, don't be afraid — it's fine to say, "I'm not sure, but I'll find out the answer for you." Providing a relaxed environment with an open attitude will help to make this discussion a success — and allowing your children to explore this last area of their development will help them to be healthy and happy adults.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Last day of school!

During the last day of school we took this photo with our temporary-chinese-teacher before we left. 4SA5(2005) guys just right click and save this picture!

What Kind Of Seducer Are You ?

Your Seduction Style: Fantasy Lover

You know that ideal love that each of us dreams of from childhood? That's you!

Not because you posess all of the ideal characteristics, but because you are a savvy shape shifter.

You have the uncanny ability to detect someone's particular fantasy... and make it you.

You inspire each person to be an idealist and passionate, and you make each moment memorable

Even a simple coffee date with you can be the most romantic moment of someone's life

By giving your date exactly what he or she desires, you quickly become the ideal lover.

Your abilities to make dreams come true is so strong, that you are often the love of many people's lives.

Your ex's (and even people you have simply met or been friends with) long to be yours.

No doubt you are the one others have dreamed of... your biggest challenge is finding *your* dream lover.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Eva Longoria's Brazilian love-life

Eva Longoria says her Brazilian wax boosts her sex life.

The 'Desperate Housewives' beauty, who is dating basketball star Tony Parker, claims the extreme bikini wax is worth the pain - because it improves her prowess in the bedroom.

She revealed to America's Cosmopolitan magazine: "It makes sex better

"Believe me, the first time I did it, the technician did half, and I was like 'Stop!' She said, 'Sit down, I have to finish' But then it gets easier. The more you do it, the less hair grows back. But yeah, I love it. I swear by it

"Every woman should try a Brazilian wax once. And then the sex they have afterward will make them keep coming back"

Eva, who plays cheating Gabrielle Solis in the hit show, recently confessed she didn't have an orgasm until she was 26. The 30-year-old beauty revealed: "I didn't have my first one until I was twenty-six

"It was that recent. Before that it was like, 'I think I did'. But when I finally did have one, I was like, 'What's going on with my body? Oh, my God!!!!!'"

Soccer Wives second thread

After the great responds from my viewers,I've decided to make a second thread but its fewer this time but HOTTER...

Birmingham's David Dunn is porking Sammy Winward......Lucky b*st*rd

Figo and his wife Helena

Jamie Redknapp's Missus, Louise.

Collean is shagging Monkey boy @ United(rooney)