Monday, April 20, 2009

Out Standing Treatments

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At first it is just a thought.

Then this thought becomes the dangerous seed of an idea.

The idea germinates and starts sprouting troubles.

Mercilessly chop down its network branches.

Branches that are still flowering and bearing fruits.

Login accounts are brutally DISABLED.

Computers CANNOT login.

Pleading falls on deaf ears (OFF by default).

Those helpless are seen by open, but blind eyes (with built in filters).

The environment is contaminated with new ideas to bring more hardship and misery.

Any attempts to better things are futile and brutally squashed.
Only feeling of helplessness remains. Already resign to the cruel fate.

Sadly, the freedom to strike is permitted by the dumb ruling "mighty",

Who has full of self-declared righteousness.

Exercise "Weight throwing feats" again and again.

Achievement is at the expenses of others.

The now Proclaimed Master begins the senseless journey of sadistic torture.

Supporters gleefully carried out search and destroy missions.

Every now and then, the workplace is RAIDED.

And they love to RAID when least expected, maximizing damages.

Then they smile with happiness and joy.

The poor workers' workload increase (unnecessary) and quality drops.

The aggressors take time off to smoke and discuss the next move.

While they smoke, the workers braced themselves for the next attack.

As the energy level becomes lower and lower, people become more and more stress.

The boss wants more explanations.

Add stacks of papers with instructions to follow.

Add more stacks of paper with "unfinalized reference" guide, for daily activities reports.

Everybody suffered silently.

Their head lower with weariness.

Their hearts sank by the minutes.

Their "Heads" detaches and attaches to the other side within seconds.

Waiting for the coming deliverer to lift them out of the gloom.

The sun is nowhere in sight, darkness replaces everything.

The sickening thin scarecrow hungrily waits to create the next disaster.

Another disaster is on the way . . . . ......

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The following chinese sayings appropriately describes the situations.

不屈不挠 - fortitude; indefatigability; perseverance; tenacity, unyielding; indomitable; dauntless
bù qū bù náo

眼花缭乱 - dazzled
yǎn huā liáo luàn

头昏眼花 - muddle-headed and bleary-eyed
tóu hūn yǎn huā

心慌意乱 - be nervous and flustered; in a state of extreme emotional intensity
xīn huāng yì luàn

心慌缭乱 - in a confused state of mind; in a state of extreme emotional intensity
xīn huāng liáo luàn

心绪缭乱 - in a confused state of mind
xīn xù liáo luàn

心慌意乱,不知所措 - gets nervous and flustered and doesn't know what to do
xīn huāng-yì luàn,bù zhī suǒ cuò

精神错乱 - mentally deranged; insane
jīng shén cuò luàn

精神分裂 - schizophrenia
jīng shén fēn liè

近水楼台 - be favourably situated
jìn shuǐ lóu tái

近水楼台先得月 - a waterside pavilion gets the moonlight first-a person in a favourable position gains special advantages
jìn shuǐ lóu tái xiān dé yuè

善解人意 - considerate, unselfish
shàn jiě rén yì

束手无策 - Be at one’s wits end; Helpless, no other way out
shù shǒu wú cè

心如止水 - Stop and don't care; to be at peace with oneself
xīn rú zhǐ shuǐ

心灰意冷 - Gave up, hopeless feeling
xīn huī yì lěng

心旷神怡 - relaxed and joyful; carefree and happy
xīn kuàng shén yí

Translated by Dr. eye 7.0 (Commercial Version) For Windows 2000/XP/2003 developed by Inventec (Shanghai) Corporation © 2006

Han Yu Pin Yin by Clavis Sinica Chinese Text Annotator developed by a faculty member at the University of Michigan as a supplementary learning tool for English-speaking students of the Chinese language. © Copyright Clavis Sinica 2008


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Mathematics - Quadratic Equation (Part 1)

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The mathematics question is,
Find the value of k of the quadratic equation

Such that one of its roots is thrice the value of the other.

Let α and β be the roots. We have,

Sum of roots:

Product of roots:

Given that,

Substituting into eq. (1), we get

Therefore the other root is,

What to do next?
The roots,
α and β are found but in terms of k.
How to find the value of k?
Note that equation (2) is not yet used.

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Substituting α and β into eq. (2), we have,

How to obtain the Quadratic Formula

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (
In mathematics, a quadratic equation is a polynomial equation of the second degree. The general form is

The quadratic coefficients are the following:
a is the coefficient of x2
b is the coefficient of x
c is the constant coefficient (also called the free term or constant term).

Quadratic equations are called quadratic because quadratus is Latin for "square".
The roots x or the quadratic formula can be derived by the method of completing the square. Dividing the quadratic equation

by a (which is allowed because a is non-zero), gives:


The quadratic equation is now in a form to which the method of completing the square can be applied.
To "complete the square" add the constant,

, to both sides,

The left side is now a perfect square because

Substituting the left side with the perfect square we have,

The right side can be written as a single fraction, with common denominator 4a2. This gives

Taking the square root of both sides yields

Isolating x, gives

This equation is known as the quadratic formula.

How to obtain Sum of roots and Product of roots

The general form is of a quadratic equation is

Dividing the quadratic equation by coefficient, a, we have

If a quadratic equation has roots, α and β, the equation can be written as

That is,

Comparing eq.(1) and eq.(2),


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Good Friday Message - Live from Singapore Indoor Stadium (新加坡室內体育馆 - Xīn jīa pō shì nèi tǐ yù guǎn)

The "Good News, Singapore" is organised by Victory Family Centre from the 10 - 12 April 2009, 7:30pm at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The special speaker Reinhard Bonnke uses English but is translated into Mandarin live and is available in Bahasa Indonesia, Cantonese, Hokkien, Sinhalese, Spanish, Tamil, Thai, & Sign Language.

Singapore Indoor Stadium is an indoor sporting arena located along the Kallang River in south-eastern part of Singapore.
Chinese: 新加坡室內体育馆, Pinyin: Xīn jīa pō shì nèi tǐ yù guǎn
Stadium Tertutup Singapura
Information can also be obtained from Wikipedia,

Picture is retrieved from (Singapore Indoor Stadium)

The indoor stadium is located "behind" the National Stadium if we are coming from Nicoll Highway.

Map retrieved from (Singapore

An enlarge version showing Nicoll Highway, KPE (Kallang Paya Lebar Expressway), Singapore National Stadium and Singapore Indoor Stadium. The road leading and infront of the indoor stadium are Stadium Road, Stadium Cres and Stadium Boulevard.

Map retrieved from (Singapore

The buses that can bring us around the area are
At Nicoll Highway:
10, 14, 70, 70M and 196
At Stadium Road, Stadium Cres: 1

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Bus Route retrieved from (Bus Stops - by SBS IRIS)

This is the bus stop which Bus No. 70M still operates during public holiday, Saturday and Sunday.

It was 5:45pm. Until 7:30pm still 1hr 45mins early. Other people are also busy going out somewhere. Happens to notice the nearby mango trees are blooming with small fruits.

About 6:45pm the bus 70M reaches the National Stadium. Another 10 to 15 minutes walk to reach the indoor stadium. The weather was quite cooling, just good for a stroll across the car parks.

Before 7:00pm at the indoor stadium outskirt. Many have arrived earlier and are in the moving queues up and into the stadium. Many vehicles are seen at the nearby parking lots. People are really prepared for the event which could last late into the night.

Under the canopy of the white tents, few hundreds are directed to the escalator and staircases.

Mainly are young adults but there are many children too. The elderly, handicaps and VIPs are allow to enter by the main entrance located at the ground floor, at the other end of the building.

The crowd patiently join the queue that snaked out of the tent into road's sidewalk and across the car park.

This is truly a multi-national, multi-racial, multi-ages and multi-family affair. The "short term" gloomy economic recession is none of their concern. Everlasting life in heaven is more important. Every obstacles on Earth may be overcome or just let it be. "Whatever will be, will be".

Once inside the moving queue, there is no other option but to follow the flow. There are priority lane but does not know who are qualified to use it. However hundreds are already moving in that queue.

The ultimate aim is to get up to the top entrances either by the escalator or staircase. Many handsome and beautiful ushers to direct the non-ending human traffics. Really appreciate their efficiency and initiatives. All complications are being taken care off, calmly.

One of those rare occasions with "人山人海 - Rén shān rén hǎi - Huge crowds of people; A sea of people". The whole place is literally full of people.

It only 7:10pm and the stadium is almost filled up to capacity (12,000 ?). The ushers blocked all the path and gates, except for the inner rear part of the stadium. Some on wheelchairs and some who are paralysed are already at the bottom of the stadium near the stage.

may be fortunate to be singled out to fill a vacant space. Has the advantages of mingeling with strangers. Everybody is supposed to turn around and shake hands with at least 5 persons. There is no opportunity to just keep to oneself or be shy throughout the whole evening.

The music are very loud, especially the
subwoofers; they can vibrate the hearts. A perfect place to test the ear drum but not suitable for very young babies. It takes a short while to get accustom to this type of environment.

A very memorable night with loud music, and the
exhilarating welcome message from our saviour through the peachers and all who are involved in organising the event.

9:49pm and many are still reluctant to leave after the main event is over. Many new believers joined as members of the christian community. Ushers distributed guide books, takes down particulars and contact numbers. To some, this could be the start of a new beginning in their spiritual lives.

The journey to God's kingdom is again reassured and confirmed.

Believers are also relief that their close relatives, friends and certainly their family members, brothers, sisters, parents, Husbands, wives, children nieces, nephews, uncles and aunties will also be saved.

Wise Sayings:

人山人海 - Huge crowds of people; A sea of people
Rén shān rén hǎi

偷鸡不成蚀把米 - Futile and unsuccessful attempt. Not worth the effort, scarifies
Tōu jī bù chéng shī Yī bǎ mǐ

望枚止渴 - Looking at the wrong source for a solution
Wàng méi zhǐ ké

Picture is retrieved from (Plum Flower)

望梅止渴 - to quench one's thirst by watching plums; to console oneself with false hopes; to feed on fancies; to have imaginary satisfaction
Wàng méi zhǐ ké

掉以轻心 - to lower one's guard; to treat something lightly
Diào yǐ qīng xīn

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(Mountain Valley)

安分守己 - to abide by the law and do one's duty; to be content with one's lot; to one's place
An fēn shǒu jǐ

Picture is retrieved from (Neuswanstien)

不分昼夜的 - Round-the-clock, does not differentiate between day or night.
bù fēn zhòu yè de

Picture is retrieved from (Tiger). Unable to differentiate whether it is real or not.

Translated by Dr. eye 7.0 (Commercial Version) For Windows 2000/XP/2003 developed by Inventec (Shanghai) Corporation © 2006

Han Yu Pin Yin by Clavis Sinica Chinese Text Annotator developed by a faculty member at the University of Michigan as a supplementary learning tool for English-speaking students of the Chinese language. © Copyright Clavis Sinica 2008