Saturday, September 29, 2007

Why Women Worry So Much

Scientists have known that on the whole, females of all ages tend to worry more and have more intense worries than males. Women also tend to perceive more risk in situations and grow more anxious than men.

Now we know why.

Women are more likely than men to believe that past experiences accurately forecast the future, according to two new studies.

The research, involving both 3- to 6-year-olds and adults of both genders, tested the extent to which participants' thought that worry can be caused by thinking that a bad event that happened in the past could happen again in the future. (This skill, in its simplest form, is critical to social understanding as it is important to making decisions and assessing risk.)

For the first study, subjects listened to six stories that featured characters harmed by another person or animal in the story. Many days later, the character felt worried or changed their behavior when confronted with the same wrongdoer who had hurt them before. (For example, if one little boy stole a toy from another, the child might be worried when he saw that boy again and hide the new toy he was playing with.)

The second study was the same, except that the person or animal the character ran across later only looked similar to the one that had harmed them before.

At the end of each story, the participants were asked to explain why the character was worried or changed their behavior.

Females, both children and adults, were more likely to use uncertainty to explain the character's reaction, that is, they tended to explain the reaction in terms of events that might happen versus those that will happen, the researcher reported. They also tended, more than males, to predict that the characters who encountered the new character who looked similar to the wrongdoer would feel worried because they thought the new character would also do them harm.

The studies, detailed in the Sept./Oct. issue of the journal Child Development, also found that children increasingly made these kinds of past-to-future connections as they got older, which yields insight into their cognitive development.

"These results are significant because they reveal that knowledge about the impact of past-to-future thinking on emotions and behaviors develops during the preschool years," said study author Kristin Lagattuta of the University of California, Davis.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Monday, September 24, 2007

Anniversary Dinner

I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
i came across rabindranath tagore while surfing thru the net wit baby, he has 53% resemblence of rabindranath togore (we were actually trying these celeb's look alike site). Little that we know that this old man (look ancient really!) is one of the nobel prize winner... i quote some of his words above.
I like the idea.. and yesterday while watching sepet for the hundredth times... i came across his name, and yes.. its beautiful isnt it.
not feeling very well today, went for our anniversary dinner yesterday. It was lovely, seems it has been a long time we havent spoken to each other.. when the truth is we talk all the time!!!
yesterday conversation was full of hopes and love... insya-Allah baby.... those hopes and dreams shall be ours.... we have passed our honeymoon period ( we were a bit skeptic.. maybe the love would last for 3 months or 6 months max) but alhamdulillah we work out the differences, I pray to Allah each day that we will be okay. If its not meant to be later in the day, then perhaps Allah has His other offering.
as far as i'm concern that i love you each passing day..
so the theme for today is work hard, pray hard.. and be an OPTIMIST!!!!


To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Happy 1st year together

1 year, 365 days, thousand memories

Friday, September 21, 2007

I love you baby...

Seumur hidupku
Setia menanti
Walau di hati saja...
Seluruh hidupku
Kau tetap milikku

Hanya satu yang tak mungkin kembali
Hanya satu yang tak pernah terjadi
Teramat berarti di hatiku

Seumur hidupku
Kau tetap milikku

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Stupid Crocs - Escalators biting Crocs

Hahahaha told u this stupid crocs is useless. Mahal lak tuh.

By SARAH KARUSH, Associated Press Writer Mon Sep 17, 7:47 PM ET

WASHINGTON - At rail stations and shopping malls around the world, reports are popping up of people, particularly young children, getting their toes caught in escalators. The one common theme seems to be the clunky soft-soled clogs known by the name of the most popular brand, Crocs.

One of the nation's largest subway systems — the Washington Metro — has even posted ads warning riders about wearing such shoes on its moving stairways. The ads feature a photo of a crocodile, though they don't mention Crocs by name.

Four-year-old Rory McDermott got a Croc-clad foot caught in an escalator last month at a mall in northern Virginia. His mother managed to yank him free, but the nail on his big toe was almost completely ripped off, causing heavy bleeding.

At first, Rory's mother had no idea what caused the boy's foot to get caught. It was only later, when someone at the hospital remarked on Rory's shoes, that she began to suspect the Crocs and did an Internet search.

"I came home and typed in 'Croc' and 'escalator,' and all these stories came up," said Jodi McDermott, of Vienna, Va. "If I had known, those would never have been worn."

According to reports appearing across the United States and as far away as Singapore and Japan, entrapments occur because of two of the biggest selling points of shoes like Crocs: their flexibility and grip. Some report the shoes get caught in the "teeth" at the bottom or top of the escalator, or in the crack between the steps and the side of the escalator.

The reports of serious injuries have all involved young children. Crocs are commonly worn by children as young as 2. The company introduced shoes in its smallest size, 4/5, this past spring.

Niwot, Colo.-based Crocs Inc. said it does not keep records of the reasons for customer-service calls. But the company said it is aware of "very few" problems relating to accidents involving the shoes, which are made of a soft, synthetic resin.

"Thankfully, escalator accidents like the one in Virginia are rare," the company said in a statement.

In Japan, the government warned consumers last week that it has received 39 reports of sandals — mostly Crocs or similar products — getting stuck in escalators from late August through early September. Most of the reports appear to have involved small children, some as young as two years old.

Kazuo Motoya of Japan's National Institute of Technology and Evaluation said children may have more escalator accidents in part because they "bounce around when they stand on escalators, instead of watching where they place their feet."

In Singapore, a 2-year-old girl wearing rubber clogs — it's unclear what brand — had her big toe completely ripped off in an escalator accident last year, according to local media reports.

And at the Atlanta airport, a 3-year-old boy wearing Crocs suffered a deep gash across the top of his toes in June. That was one of seven shoe entrapments at the airport since May 1, and all but two of them involved Crocs, said Roy Springer, operations manager for the company that runs the airport terminal.

One U.S. retailer that caters to children, Mattel subsidiary American Girl, has posted signs in three locations directing customers wearing Crocs or flip-flop sandals to use elevators instead of escalators.

During the past two years, so-called "shoe entrapments" in the Washington subway have gone from being relatively rare to happening four or five times a week in the summer, though none has caused serious injuries, said Dave Lacosse, who oversees the subway's 588 escalators, the most of any U.S. transit system.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said escalator accidents caused more than 10,000 injuries last year, but the agency has few records of specific shoe problems. Only two shoe entrapments have been reported by consumers since the beginning of 2006. One reported in May involved "rubber footwear."

Agency spokesman Ed Kang urged people who have had problems to report them on the commission's Web site.

Crocs officials said they were working with the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation on public education initiatives. But the group's executive director, Barbara Allen, said that's not true.

Allen said a Crocs official called her in September 2006 about possible cooperation, even suggesting the company might put a tag in its shoes with the foundation's Web address. But since that first contact, Crocs has not called, and nobody from the company will return Allen's calls, she said.

Washington Metro's Lacosse and other escalator experts say the best way to prevent shoe entrapments is to face the direction the stairs are moving, keep feet away from the sides and step over the teeth at the end.

Lacosse, of the Washington subway system, said he is personally skittish of Crocs and other soft-soled shoes.

"Would I wear them? No," he said. "And I tell my children not to wear them either."

Saturday, September 15, 2007

its my turn to cook dinner...

i dont know how i could end up.. surrendering to mummy to cook for dinner tonite.. ehehehe'
so i have made up my mind!! THE MENU!
1 grilled chicken (whole bird)
spagetti boloignese
mash potatoes
cream soup (filled into a home made bread)
cream puffs
and a bread pudding
will ask mommy to make her popiah..
i will need to shops for the ingredients.. will post on the picture later.... hopefully it'll turned out just fine!!!! owh and baby will be having the dinner wit us as well...

Friday, September 14, 2007

man's last day

You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to
follow through

Sunday, September 09, 2007

it is when i think of you.....

it is when i think of you... i realise that the world would just stop for both of us.... and it is when i think of you... my world just turn around and smile... smiles that ever lasting....and it is when i think of you... life means sacrifices and loyalty.... and it is when i think of you... i realised that i am loved and in love....


One thing is certain and the rest is lies:
The Flower that once has blown for ever dies

nice pic!! baby

i particularly like this pic... t'was taken sumwhere beautiful... heheheh nice eh baby...