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I am Wonder Woman!

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I am Wonder Woman!

Wonder Woman, as you know, is a DC Comics superheroine created during World War II by William Moulton Marston. She has superhuman strength, super-speed, super-stamina, and super-agility and is highly proficient in hand-to-hand combat.In the 70s, there used to be a Wonder Woman TV series starring Lynda Carter. Now, I don't remember if there is a movie about her. Wonder when the Hollywood moguls would make one...

Hello!

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Hello! Nice to meet you!

You'd probably remember Lionel Richie's 'Hello' but there is this simple song for teaching English to seven to nine year old kids that you may find interesting...

Hello song for kids...

I am at your fingertips!

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I am at your fingertips!


Fingertips refer to the tip of your fingers but to be at your fingertips means either to be available for instant use or to be completely familiar with. Now, I am at your fingertips! Enjoy!



Grr! Say 'No! ' to Drugs!

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Grr! Say 'No! ' to Drugs!



Some youngsters get into drugs at the cajole of friends. To avoid such problem, one has just to say NO firmly and to walk away if necessary and even to tell an appropriate person like a teacher, parents and even the police. Saying NO may perhaps save a person from messing up his or her life. Beware!

Animal Talk: Meat Lady Gaga!

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Animal lovers would not be keen to meet Lady Gaga when whe was at the MTV VMA Music Awards, would they? She reportedly wore a meat dress there (inset)! If the wolves do not make a tear at her dress, that would be probably a waste of good food. Or would you rather think instead that her dress was a waste of a good animal life? Think about this, won't ya?

I am in here!

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I am in here!

If you have seen a frog among the pickles, well, you have seen right. Your eyes are not playing tricks!

I am Marilyn!

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I am Marilyn!



Does the picture remind you of the dumb blond, Marilyn Monroe of 'Some like it Hot' or do you think of some other sex kittens like Ann-Margaret of 'Kitten with a Whip' or Brigitte Bardot of 'And God created Woman?' By the way, that is just some vegetable art by Ju Duoqi of China, otherwise known as ' The Queen of Vegetable Art'. The artist from Chongqing was a graduate of the Sichuan Fine Arts College and uses vegetables to create masterpieces. Wow! Way to go!

We are in our comfort zone. Thank You!

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We are in our comfort zone. Thank You!


A comfort zone is defined as a mental conditioning or a behavioural state within which a person operates using a limited set of behaviours to deliver a steady level of performance in an anxiety-free, non-risky condition. It is said that highly successful people may step outside this comfort zone to accomplish their goals. Are you ready to get out of your comfort zone?

Plant Talk: Not Just Sad Movies

It's not just sad movies that make you cry. Onions, too - when you cut them. Onion bulb purportedly contains sulfur. When the bulb is cut, sulfur gas is released. The gas seeks water and this, it finds in the eye tissues. To avoid tears then, it has been suggested that the unpeeled onion should be kept in the freezer for 10 minutes. One is even advised to breathe through the mouth, burn a candle, hold a silver spoon in the mouth and even chew gum while the cutting process is being done. Just have your pick!

Now, wipe your tears and listen to Sue Thompson's Sad Movies Make me Cry...

I am at your mercy!

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I am at your mercy!


Some crustaceans like the lobster may seem menacing but they can be turned into delicious dishes. Yummy!

I am big!

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I am big!



I remember the blurb for the Hollywood remake of a Japanese movie starring Matthew Broderick in the late 90s. Remember Godzilla and that catchy line- 'Size does matter'? Now, who say size does not matter? Size intimidates, doesn't it? Man, just look at that tree!

Love you, Babe!

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Love you, Babe!


Babe would most probably remind you of a pig. Remember the 1995 Australian-American movie about the pig which wants to be a sheepdog? The film which was a critical success and holds a 98% approval on Rotten Tomatoes was initially banned in Malaysia because of its title and subject matter which is considered not halal.

Listen!

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Pillows talk!

Pillow talk is not just the relaxed, intimate conversation between two partners after the act of coitus.It can also be the talk of two or more friends late at night and the friends need not even to be in the same bed? How's that?

I am learning to weave!

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And it's not easy!

Weaving is a textile craft said to be already known in the Palaeolithic era. It has come a long way since then and today, commercial fabrics are woven on computer-controlled Jacquard looms. You'd perhaps want to try weaving with your own hands though.

Animal Talk: Marriage Made-On-Earth

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Man's marriage is made in heaven but a frog's wedding most probably is made on earth, in Ramchandrapur village, Bangladesh, to be exact. Tajul Islam who attended the frogs' wedding said that about 300 villagers were dressed in their best clothes and the frog bride and groom were just as highly decorated with a red streak of colour on their forehead and were carried in a special basket to a banana-leaf stage. The villagers sang songs, made offerings of rice and grass and when the ceremony was over, the newly-married frogs were released in the village pond. All these was a desperate bid to bring on the monsoon rains and to protect their crops, so reported the Net...

Take me!

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Take me!


There is a song 'Take Me' by rock band 'Papa Roach' for which no video has been made. Most probably, there are many other songs for which no video has been made and begging to be in the video bandwagon!

Tickle me!

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Tickle me!


Jokes tickle! Someone e-mailed me some lawyer jokes. One of the best was said to be saved for the last. It goes that a lawyer asked a doctor if a person can commit suicide by strangulating. The good doctor asked how that could be done and the lawyer went on to demonstrate. The doctor then told the lawyer that he was still alive. I couldn't really see the joke. Tickle me!

This would fit me!

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I am Cinderella!

The French may call her 'Cendrillon' and the Spanish may call her 'Cenicienta' but it is 'Cinderella' all the same, the classic tale of an oppressed girl who despite all odds, found her Prince Charming in the most romantic way. You would know the tale of 'The Litte Glass Slipper', wouldn't you?

Yummy! Mouse!

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Yummy! Mouse!

Who would love a mouse but a cat! Even Garfield would love a mouse, too - Garfield, if you remember is that fat, lazy cat created by Jim Davis in 1978. Or perhaps, it would rather have a lasagna!



I've had enough of this!

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I've had enough of this!

Sometimes, in life, we've had too much of the good things! Talking about want of food, there was once this Polish friar, Maximilian Kolbe who tried to save an inmate who had been sentenced to death in the Auschwitz concentration camp by offering his life instead. The friar was starved but when he did not succumb to death after two weeks of starvation, he was executed with phenol injection.Maybe, for not appreciating food, one should be injected with phenol!

I am not just a tree house!

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I am a tree castle!



A tree house is often built above the ground, among the branches, around or next to the trunk of one or more trees. This one (inset) should be a tree castle!

I am no Goldilocks!

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And I'll sleep in just any bed!



"Goldilocks and the Three Bears", a children's story first recorded in narrative form by English author and poet Robert Southey is a very old nursery tale. The version I read had Goldilocks trying out three beds and finally settling for the third, little one which belonged to a baby bear.

Let's Warm Up!

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Let's Warm Up!


When you execise, you'd probably do some warm up which is good because this will increase the blood flow to the working muscle which in turn. results in decreased muscle stiffness, less risk of injury and improved performance. When you end your exercise, don't forget to cool down though!

There's a hole in one!

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There's a hole in one!



If a golfer hits the ball directly from the tee into the cup with one shot, that's a hole in one or an ace. But this is not about golf, is it?

I am full of holes!

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I am full of holes!

A tree may be full of holes; but if it is a plan or an argument, it better not be for a plan or an argument which is full of holes cannot stand up to challenge or scrutiny.

Who do you think is a dish?

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Who do you think is a dish?

A dish may be a shallow, concave container for holding food. It can also be the food in the dish itself and if you may, a sexually attractive person, especially a young woman. Now, do you think Lady Gaga is a dish?

Na-Nu ! Na-Nu!

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Nanu! Nanu!



Perhaps, you'd still remember the 70s American science fiction sitcom which was a spin-of from 'Happy Days' - 'Mork & Mindy', starring Robin Williams as the alien, Mork and Pam Dawber as the earthling, Mindy McConnell. Along with a hand gesture similar to the Vulcan salute of Mr. Spock from Star Trek and a handshake, 'Na-Nu Na-Nu' was Mork's way of greeting people and it became a popular catchphrase of the day.

Gee up!

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Gee up!


I suppose you don't just ask a horse to gee up or go faster- you can ask a dog too!

It's heavy, It ain't my brother!

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It's heavy, It ain't my brother!


It should be 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother' right? - this popular song recorded by the Hollies, an English rock group formed in Manchester in the early 6os.




Listen to The Hollies...



Plant Talk: Labels on Fruits

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I haven't notice this but Sally forwarded me an e-mail that states that labels on fruits could have four digits or five digits and they start with the number 4, 8 or 9. The labels starting with the number 4 are conventional fruit labels and they are grown with herbicides and harmful fertilizers. Fruits with labels beginning with the digit 8 are genetically modified while those starting with 9 are organic and safe to eat. I think I'll take note of that the next time I shop for fruits. Thanks Sally!

Kick Me!

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I have World Cup Fever!

I suppose when you talk about World Cup, you are actually talking about FIFA World Cup, otherwise known as Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup. The World Cup which started in 1930, is actually an international association footballl competition contested by the men's national team of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association or FIFA.

Black or White?

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Black or White?


"Black or White" is the lead single from the late Michael Jackson's Dangerous album which was written by Michael Jackson himself to promote racial harmony. The song peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and UK Singles Chart and became the best selling single of 1991.
Now, here's black and white for you!


I am trapped!

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I am trapped!

' Trapped' is a television film starring James Brolin and Susan Clark; 'Trapped' is a novel by James Alan Gardner; 'Trapped' is a song covered by Bruce Springsteen; 'Trapped' is an Australian children's drama television series; 'Trapped' is a cat in a refrigerator...

I am snaking myself out of here!

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I am snaking myself out of here!


Any reptile of the suborder Ophidia or Serpentes which has a scaly cylindrical limbless body, fused eyelids, and a jaw modified for swallowing large prey is a snake but oops! - A snake may refer to a deceitful or treacherous person, too... see if you can snake out of this...

Yes, I am the Penguin!

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Yes, I am the Penguin but I am not the gentleman of crime!



You may be reminded of the Penguin introduced by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger. Well, that's the DC Comics supervillain and one of Batman's oldest and most persistent archenemies. The Penguin in this case is a short, round man known for his love of birds and his specialized high-tech umbrellas and he fancies himself a "gentleman of crime".

Animal Talk: Heads!

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There has been a report of a two-headed snake being studied by zoologists at the University of Valencia in Spain. If two heads make your head dizzy, five heads would surely make it spin. A friend sent me a photo of a five-headed snake said to be found near a Hindu temple in the small rural village of Subramanya near Mangalore, Karnataka, India. The temple called Kukke Subrahmanya is where the lord of all serpents, Lord Subrahmanya is worshipped. Interesting, isn't it?

I am biting the bullet!

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I am biting the bullet!


Biting the bullet is a phrase from the novel, 'The light that failed' by Rudyard Kipling. The phrase means 'to endure an unavoidable painful or otherwise unpleasant situation'. Rudyard Kipling, if you remember is the Bombay-borned British writer who gave the world, 'The Jungle Book'.

Do you think I am sexy?

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Do you think I amsexy?

Does this remind you of Rod Stewart's "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" which was one week at the top of the British charts in December 1978 and four weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in 1979. The song was written by both Stewart and Carmine Appice and produced by Tom Dowd.

Take a break with Rod Stewart's hit...

I am Living next door to Alice!

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I am living next door to Alice!


Smokie's hit, 'Living Next Door to Alice' is originally released by the Australian vocal harmony trio, New World. The song was co-written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman.











Have a take at 'Living next door to Alice'...

Stretch!

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Stretch!

Athletes stretch deliberately but animals stretch instintively. Stretching has good effects.For athletes, it is said to improve their performance and reduce injury. So now, everybody - Stretch!

Now you see me, Now you don't!

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Now you see me, Now you see don't!



That sounds like a Chipsmore commercial, isn't it? Now you see me, now you don't. Some animals are just lucky to be able to change their colours as they please. You wouldn't want a friend like that though, would you?

Here, take a bite!

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Here, take a bite!



Such a beautiful bird and a beautiful mother! Does this picture reminds you of Mother's love or perhaps the 1989 British TV masterpiece starring Diana Rigg and David McCallum ?

Seeing eye to eye!

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Seeing eye to eye!
The expression 'Seeing eye to eye' , said to have appeared in the Bible (Isaiah 52:8). [c. 1600], means 'to agree with someone'. That's not an easy to do, don't you think?

Plant Talk: Eat your apple!

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Malus domestica or apples grow wild in the mountains of Central Asia in Kazakhstan, Krygzztan, Tajikistan and Xinjiang, China. They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away and why not? First, the fruit, a great source of fibre keeps the bowel clean and they say, it contains lots of phytochemicals which act very much like anti-oxidants. Then, besides keeping the doctor away, eating apples regularly purportedly keeps away wrinkles and fine lines. That goes to say you can have your apple and eat it too!

We are off and away!

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We are off and away!

Barbed wires remind me of Hitler, the man who after being appointed a chancellor in January 1933, started the first concentration camps in Germany. Concentration camps are camps in which people are detained or confined, usually under harsh conditions and without regard to legal norms of arrest and imprisonment that are acceptable in a constitutional democracy. Dogs would have run away from them too! Inside a concentration camp...