The World is a wonderful place, what goes around usually comes around

This is a true story that had happened in 1892 at Stanford University . Its moral is still relevant today.

A young, 18-year-old student was struggling to pay his fees. He was an orphan, and not know¬ing where to turn for money, he came up with a bright idea. A friend and he decided to host a musical concert on campus to raise money for their education.

They reached out to the great pianist.Ignacy J. PaderewskiHismanager demanded a guaranteed fee of $2000 for the piano recital. A deal was struck. And the boys began to work to make the concert a success.

The big day arrived. Paderewski performed at Stanford. But unfortunately, they had not managed to sell enough tickets. The total col¬lection was only $1600. Disappointed, they went to Paderewski and explained their plight. They gave him the entire $1600, plus a cheque for the balance $400. They promised to honour the cheque soonest possible.

"No." said Paderewski. "This is not acceptable." He tore up the cheque, returned the $1600 and told the two boys "Here's the $1600. Please deduct whatever expenses you have incurred. Keep the money you need for your fees. And just give me whatever is left" The boys were surprised, and thanked him profusely.

It was a small act of kindness. But it clearly marked out Paderewski as a great human being. Why should he help two people he did not even know? We all come across situations like these in our lives.
And most of us only think "If I help them, what would hap¬pen to me?"
The truly great people think, "If I don't help them, what will happen to them?" They don't do it expecting something in return. They do it because they feel it's the right thing to do.

Paderewski later went on to become the Prime Minister of Poland. He was a great leader, but unfortunately when the World War began, Poland was ravaged. There were over 1.5 mil¬lion people starving in his country, and no money to feed them. Paderewski did not know where to turn for help. He reached out to the US Food and Relief Administration for help.

The head there was a man called Herbert Hoover who later went on to become the US President. Hoover agreed to help and quickly shipped tons of food grains to feed the starving Polish people. A calamity was averted.

Paderewski was relieved. He decided to go across to meet Hoover and person¬ally thank him. When Paderewski began to thank Hoover for his noble gesture, Hoover quickly interjected and said, "You shouldn't be thanking me Mr. Prime Minister. You may not remember this, but several years ago, you helped two young students go through college in the US . I was one of them."

The world is a wonderful place. What goes around usually comes around


14 February 2011...Valentine Days

About St Valentine

Historical archives talk of at least three different individuals known by the name of Saint Valentine and associated with Valentine's Day celebration of February 14. Some scholars even talk of the presence of as many as seven Saint Valentine all of whom lived in the Third Century and apparently died on February 14. Discussed here are the legends of three saints who were all martyred for their faith and have been recognized by the Catholic Church. Some scholars say that these saints were not separate individuals and are likely to be one and the same. Since these saints lived during the reign of the same Roman emperor and are believed to have died on the same day, this assumption seems to have some validity.

About Saint Valentine of Rome - Legend I
One of the most popular Saint Valentine associated with Valentine's Day festival is said to have lived in Rome when the country was under the reign of Emperor Claudius II. It is said that Emperor Claudius was hard-hearted king who continuously engaged Rome in bloody battles. But in order to keep fighting, he needed to keep recruiting soldiers. However, to his disappointment Claudius found that men were not willing to join army because of their attachment with their wives and families. In order to get rid of the issue, Claudius passed a callous decree that banned engagements and marriages in Rome. He also said that any priest who married a young couple would be put to death.

Young men and women found a savior in Valentine or Valentinus a romantic at heart priest. Even at the cost of his life, Valentine stood against the unjustified order and secretly arranged marriages with the help of Saint Marius. When Claudius finally found out about Valentine's defiance, he was brutally beaten up and put to prison. Later, Valentine was put to death on February 14, about 270 AD. For his martyrdom and service towards lovers Valentine was named a saint after his death.

By Middle Ages, Saint Valentine had become the patron saint of love and lovers in England and France. So, when Pope Gelasius decided to put an end to pagan celebrations of Feast of Lupercalia, he declared in 498 AD that 14th February be celebrated as Saint Valentine's Day. Since then lovers began to express their love on the martyrdom day of Saint Valentine.

About Saint Valentine of Rome - Legend II
According to another popular legend related to Valentine's Day, a saint called Valentine was an early Christian in Rome who loved children a lot. However, at that time Rome was not in favor of Christianity and it even persecuted Christians to ensure that Rome remains free of followers of Christianity faith. In spite of this law, St Valentine continued to practice Christianity and refused to worship Roman Gods. When Emperor Claudius came to know of this defiance, he put Valentine into a rigorous imprisonment for a year. It is said that when Valentine was in jail, little children began to feel sad as they missed Valentine so much. They even used to toss loving notes and flowers from the bars in the prison window.

Some scholars say that during his stay in prison Valentine fell in love with jailer Asterius's blind daughter (whose name may have been Julia), who used to bring for him flowers and notes from children. It is said that day's before his execution, Valentine prayed for his sweetheart and she regained her eyesight. Valentine also wrote a farewell note to jailer's daughter a signed it “From Your Valentine”. This phrase became quite popular amongst the lovers and is still very much in vogue. Some scholars say we remember his death on Valentine's death by sending kind messages to our friends.

Some historians believe that Valentine was executed because he tried to help some Christian prisoners escape from the prison as they were being treated badly. Some also believe that because of his good behavior Valentine was even given a chance by Claudius to change his faith. But Valentine not just refused, he tried to convert Claudius to Christianity. This enraged Claudius and he finally passed orders for his execution. Saint Valentine was beheaded on February 14 269 AD or 270 AD.

About Saint Valentine - Bishop of Interamna - Legend III
Some scholars talk about the presence of yet another Saint Valentine related to Valentine's Day celebration of February 14. This Valentine was a Bishop residing in Interamna (today known as Terni) in Italy in the Third Century. He is said to have dedicated his life to the Christian community of Terni, becoming the first Bishop of the town. People adored Bishop Valentine and the fame of his holiness and miracles reached Rome. Valentine's was also linked with love because he is believed to be the first religious personage to oversee the celebration of marriage between a pagan man and a Christian woman. This Saint Valentine is believed to have been scourged, imprisoned and beheaded by Placidus, Prefect of Interanma. The relic bones of this Saint Valentine are housed in a basilica in Terni. To commemorate the saint, every year on February 14, the town of Terni hosts exhibitions, fairs and cultural events.



อาทิตย์ที่ผ่านมา อากาศแปรปรวน เดี๋ยวหนาวเดี๋ยวร้อน จนทำให้เราเป็นหวัด มาหลายวันแล้ว เลยต้องเลิกกิน เปีบซี่ใส่น้ำแข็งของโปรด หันมาจิบน้ำร้อน และดื่มน้ำธรรมดา เพราะเจ็บคอ เสียงเปลี่ยน และมีเสมหะมาก

เคยอ่านเจอเรื่อง คนมีเลือดกรุ๊ป B จะอ้วนง่าย และยังได้ยินว่า ยุงชอบกัดคนเลือดกรุ๊ปนี้ เห็นท่าจะจริงแฮะ
กรุ๊ป B อ้วนง่าย
คนที่มีเลือดกรุ๊ปนี้ส่วนใหญ่มีปัญหากับไวรัสและภูมิคุ้มกันบกพร่อง ระบบประสาทไม่ค่อยดี ชอบปวดตามข้อ ซึ่งไม่ใช่อาการของเกาต์หรือรูมาทอยด์ มีโอกาสเกิดโรคแผลในสมอง (Sclerosis) หรือโรคแพ้ภูมิตัวเอง
อาหารที่เหมาะกับกรุ๊ปเลือดเนื้อกระต่าย กวาง แกะ ไก่งวง ควรกินปลาน้ำลึก เช่น ปลาหิมะและปลาเนื้อขาวอย่างปลาจะละเม็ดปลาตาเดียว หลีกเลี่ยงเนื้อหมู ไก่ หอยเชลล์ กุ้ง ปู หอยแครงเพราะจะรบกวนระบบในร่างกายสามารถกินนม เนย ไข่ ในปริมาณที่เหมาะสมได้

ข้าวโอ๊ตและข้าวกล้องดีต่อคนเลือดกรุ๊ปนี้ ขณะที่แป้งสาลี ถั่วลิสง งาเมล็ดทานตะวัน ข้าวโพด และโฮลวีทไม่ดีต่อระบบเผาผลาญของร่างกาย ทำให้อ้วนและไม่ดีต่อเลือด อาจเป็นสาเหตุของโรคเส้นโลหิตแตก ควรลองแป้งสเปลท์ (Spelt) ซึ่งเป็นแป้งที่มีคุณค่าทางสารอาหารและมีไฟเบอร์สูง ผักใบเขียวทุกชนิดกินดีหมดเพราะมีแมกนีเซียมช่วยป้องกันอาการผื่นคัน

แต่ถ้าอยู่ระหว่างไดเอ็ทควรหลีกเลี่ยงมะเขือเทศและข้าวโพด เพราะมีผลต่อการสร้างอินซูลินและระบบ เผาผลาญ กินผล ไม้ได้แทบทุกชนิด ยกเว้นลูกพลับ ทับทิม และลูกแพร์ ชาสมุนไพรที่ให้ประโยชน์คือ ขิง เปปเปอร์มิ้นต์ โสม ชาเขียว

เลยต้มมันใส่ขิงซดร้อน ๆ อร่อยดี แต่อดไม่ได้ต้องกิน กีวี่อีกสักขวด
อยากอ้วนก็อ้วนไป แถมพักหลัง ๆ อยากกินขนมเค้กอย่างมาก ห้ามใจไม่ได้ กินไปหลายชิ้นแล้ว
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