Category: General (一般)

為什麼和尚要買CHANEL手袋?

By admin, March 13, 2012 11:59

朋友在香港拍到的,和尚買相机/iPhone/iPad我明白,但這CHANEL手袋?

我自問大惑不解,有合理解釋的嗎?

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Happy Valentine’s Day 2012

By admin, February 15, 2012 13:31

For you only, our 13th Valentine’s Day!

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債的詛咒:歐債的前生今世 (轉文)

By admin, October 30, 2011 17:39

英國開動印鈔機,美國再度「量化寬鬆」,歐元瀕臨崩潰。中國雖然在賬面上是最大的「債主」,但在一個連美金也日漸泡沫化的時候,美元儲備有多少、持有幾多國債券,當一個國家經濟前景的雞蛋已經通通砸進了歐洲和美國這個籃子裡的時候,又有多大意義?

第二次世界大戰之後,有足足四分一世紀,亞非小國獨立,歷史給了足夠的時間讓人類痛定思痛,走上大國之路。但納粹滅絕、蘇俄發動的冷戰方酣,人類浪費了大好時機,搞到今日田地,要從頭收拾這個廢墟,為時已晚。中國開放市場,西方生產線爭相搬入中國,導致西方銀行金融信貸過剩,連英國的機械工業也已經空洞化之際,一個「債」字,把歐美拖垮。今日的孽債,早埋在什麼時候?比中國開放市場的一九七九年更早。「債」的詛咒不是今天才開始的。在金融海嘯之前,非洲許多窮國每天要償還一億美元給世上最富裕的國家,譬如西非的利比里亞,外債高達三十七億美元,但每年ZF的總支出只是一億二千萬美元,即是香港地產富豪,足可以「殺起」像利比里亞這種國家一百五十年的總支出:醫療、教育、軍隊和警察的薪酬。

債的詛咒,始自第三世界向歐美借貸,正式形成噩夢,在七十年代的石油危機。罪魁禍首是以沙地為首的石油輸出國組織,大舉提升油價。阿拉伯的油王酋長,以這種方式,形同任意為自己印鈔票——幕後有美國的支持,因為美國要用金錢誘使沙地阿拉伯、巴林、科威特等石油國,使之不倒向蘇聯,收買其成為忠實的聯盟。油價一升,沙地阿拉伯的美金收入暴漲,錢多了,存進歐美銀行。西方的銀行一度「水浸」,要急謀借貸出路,第三世界國家便成為最理想的對外借貸對象。因為別的「債仔」,可以「走路」,但第三世界如菲律賓、剛果,有土地資源,是跑不掉的。石油輸出國組織的現金收入,轉了一圈,落到第三世界貧窮國家貪污腐敗的元首的口袋——這些獨裁國家,子承父位,兄終弟及,早年反英抗法的所謂「民族英雄」,一旦「當家作主」,即刻腐化,喊假大空的口號,建水壩、修皇宮般的ZF大樓、起高速公路和大體育館,用民族主義的口號麻醉本國的賤民,歐美銀行的熱錢通通貪進了私人口袋又轉一個圈,化為瑞士銀行的戶口和英美的房地產。

英美領袖略施小計,就變了一場人類有史以來最偉大的五鬼運財戲法。第三世界的部落基因同時發酵,如果他們只熱衷假大空倒還好,壞在他們自相殘殺,貪污的獨裁家族政權,為了鞏固權力,用借來的錢買武器。二十一世紀,第三世界欠下的債務,其中有兩成是用來買軍火的;美國、俄國、中國是三大主顧,他們也樂得眉開眼笑。八十年代扎伊爾總統賽哥,其擺脫殖民地獨立後「吐氣揚眉」的成就,是為他那個黑人國家借下五十億美元,他本人中飽私囊,層層搜刮,名下在比利時擁有十一座古堡,巴黎、突尼斯、瑞士的豪宅無數,尚有幾架私人飛機。這些黑人酋長「先富起來」之後,歐美銀行的貸款以「國債」的名義結具成全國的負擔。但現金買了飛機、遊艇、豪華房車,這一切,卻都又是歐美白人國家的優等物質名牌,繞一個圈,又回到了西方的銀行,不過戶口已經是各大名牌的企業老闆。

歐美國家的政治領袖比起非洲土著,智商很高。還記不記得七十年代末、八十年代初銀行利息高達十五釐的日子?因為列根和戴卓爾治下的財政部長和銀行家,在聯手愚弄他們鄙視的第三世界獨裁者:從此窮國即墮下債務的深淵,其蟻民也墜入十八層地獄。在那幾年,油價還是上升,但原材料價格下降,南美洲要賣幾多噸香蕉給美國才抵得上利息?道理就像今日的中國,賣幾多件血汗T恤,才換回一百億美元外匯,然後又用同一筆外匯買LV、紅酒、波音新客機?「橋唔怕舊」,騙局的理論一樣,惟中國與南美洲的扎伊爾之流的第三世界不同之處,是中國擁有十四億人口,是一個大國。這樣一來,七十年代歐美對第三世界,通過中東油價和未開化的非洲獨裁者為槓桿的吸星大法,雖可同樣施於中國,但中國的廉價勞工市場,卻反過來也把歐美的實業生產力吸走。換言之,七十年代歐美對亞非第三世界的吸搾,如果是強姦,則中國加入了這場淫亂派對。二十年來,與歐美合夥變成了一尊精髓互吸的歡喜佛。

《金瓶梅》在四百多年前,好似早有預見,一個西門慶,一個潘金蓮,講的不就是今日歐美與中國?好笑的是,春梅和李瓶兒,如印度、越南等,還要爭着上西門慶的床呢。國際貨幣基金會必要時就「干預」了,要第三世界重整債務,迫令其「經濟改革」,譬如,多賣點農產品,少些「公共開支」。但第三世界既然獨裁,黑鬼總統夫人又怎捨得少上巴黎少掃幾隻鑽戒呢?貪污如故,造成的只會是削減可憐的賤民的教育和醫療。世界經濟困局,陷入了泥潭,原因就是如此,一點也不複雜。明眼人一看,就知道貧富懸殊,只會加劇,絕對沒得救。世界即將在人性和政治的醜戾自私中覆滅,出生早一點的,如英國殖民地時代的香港人,英國人給了你時間、機會,你可以造好自己的救生艇。晚出生的一代,像什麼九十後,如同今日的蘇丹和埃塞俄比亞同齡的人,就沒有什麼機會了——不錯,香港的九十後,再「赤貧」也有褲子穿,不必皮包骨。但絕望的本質是一樣的。

- 陶傑

明天會更好

By admin, October 17, 2011 08:01

昨天還跟身邊發生的問題糾纏不清﹐今天一早起床發現問題迎刃而解了﹐高興得直呼“明天會更好原來是真的﹗”。

鑽牛角尖很多時候是解決不了問題的﹐還是早點睡覺為好。

優雅的青霞在北大百年講堂的新書發佈會

By admin, October 7, 2011 15:37

最令我感觸的是在第二節11分50秒的時候﹐姐姐緩緩地道出了她和哥哥的一段難忘經歷。

世事變幻無常﹐往事已矣﹑人事全非﹐無奈哥哥已經隨風而去﹐只留下佳人對他的無限依稀懷念。

嫁為人婦淡出銀幕17年后的知名女星林青霞,近日又翩然轉身,以作家的身份出現在眾人面前。18日下午,林青霞現身北大百年講堂,為新書《窗里窗外》舉行內地首發座談會。而為她站台的兩位則是華語電影界的大人物,徐克和姜文。  

現場,一向霸气外露的姜文導演不僅親自為林美人擔任主持人,更在言談中連連贊嘆林青霞魅力依舊。而香港怪才導演徐克不但甘當綠葉,為青霞串場主持,更在姜文的慫恿下,与林青霞共同哼唱起黃沾的經典名曲《滄海一聲笑》。 

發布會最后,徐克姜文送上了兩人合作的一幅毛筆字:窗里人間事,窗外林上春。

女人是你的放大鏡

By admin, September 21, 2011 15:03

今天才看到的﹐講的真TMD的到Point﹗

“Whatever u give a woman,she will make greater.If u give her sperm,she’ll give u a baby.If u give her a house,she’ll give u a home.If u give her a smile,she’ll give u her heart.She multiplies&enlarges what is given to her.So,if u give her any crap,be ready to receive a ton of shit”

UFO on NASA Archive

By admin, September 20, 2011 10:50

This is the real picture (STS088-724-70) from the real NASA web site (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/)

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When follow the link and click the bigger image, the actual effect is very shocking! Actually, there are 5 more pictures from the same capture time. (STS088-724-65 to 69)

I can’t explain what it is, the most closest explanation is the secret weapon from US or an alien space ship!

Of course the US government can easily make up something like this by putting a space ship image over the original, but why would they do this? But why does US government want to create such a turbulence in pubic by exposing their newly developed secret weapon that doesn’t particular benefit anything financially, politically or similar?

So I can’t think of any motivation behind the making up assumption except it’s the genuine photo.

It could be a Space Junk (could be an abandoned satellite) left there by US or USSR with the possibility less than 1% :) Actually, there are at least 6 other photos showing the strange shape objects standing still in space from NASA web site.

If it is space junk, then how can we explain the extra ignition fire on left of the body and the three fine aligned lights on the right edge, well it could be the reflection of sunlight, but unlikely.

Btw, one thing is sure, it’s not something an ordinary airplane can reach. This photo was taken from outer space with Spacecraft Altitude: 214 nautical miles (396 km) and the highest record for human airplane is only about 112km, so that’s 3 times more than the best aeroplane can reach.

“The highest altitude obtained by a manned aeroplane (launched from another aircraft) is 111,996 m (367,441 ft) by Brian Binnie in the Scaled Composites SpaceShipOne (powered by a Scaled Composite SD-010 engine with 18,000 lb of thrust) on 4 October 2004 at Mojave,”

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_altitude_record)

Well, it is just a really blizzard picture with too many question marks after all.

英年早逝的Salvatore Licitra

By admin, September 7, 2011 13:10

我兩個月前才第一次有幸觀看這位被譽為Pavarotti接班人的演唱會﹐想不到今天竟成絕響﹗

記得那天Licitra還和觀眾開玩笑說最近的一次車禍傷的不輕﹐哪知道短短的4個月裡他竟然會遇到了兩次嚴重的車禍﹐這次上天終于帶走了另一個遺留在人間的天使。

是天嫉英才﹖還是命運中早已冥冥注定﹐天使被派來凡間,完成了使命後上帝就把他召返天國?

所以說人活在世上短短幾十年﹐有些事情還真的不能等﹐免得換來以後無儘的後悔。

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The Telegraph – 6:20PM BST 06 Sep 2011

Salvatore Licitra, the opera singer, who died on Monday aged 43, was a contender for the title of the world’s next great tenor and had already been acclaimed the “new Pavarotti” on account of his ringing high notes, strong lower register, and considerable stamina.

He was catapulted to fame in dramatic fashion, stepping in at the last moment for Pavarotti in a gala performance of Puccini’s Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera in New York on the evening of May 11 2002.

Salvatore Licitra Only 55 hours earlier, on Thursday May 9, Licitra had been relaxing at his family’s apartment in Milan. Then his manager in New York, JF Mastroianni, called. “He asked me if I feel good,” Licitra said later. “I responded that I was rested and asked him why. He said maybe there is some job for me. I asked him what type of work. He said: ‘I’ll let you know.’”

Within the hour Mastroianni called back, uttering the decisive words: “Are you ready for a trip? There is some problem with Luciano.”

After Mastroianni’s call, Licitra was unable to sleep, watching television until 3.30am. He then caught a flight to London and Concorde to New York. Arriving at 9am on Friday morning, he reached the Met two hours later and spent another 12 hours going over a videotape of the production and attending piano rehearsals.

Pavarotti only added to the tension. His scheduled appearance was regarded by many as the likely finale to the superstar’s 41-year career in staged opera, and he dithered all day over whether to let his fans down or risk making a strained and under par appearance. Licitra knew only at about 7pm — an hour before curtain — that he would be going on stage. He finally met the conductor, James Levine, when the maestro dropped in to his dressing room 15 minutes later.
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Licitra put any nerves behind him. He earned lengthy ovations for his two big arias and, at the end of the opera, received a three-minute standing ovation from the audience of 4,000, each of whom had paid as much as $1,800 for their non-refundable tickets to hear Pavarotti. The critics agreed that a star had been born.

Salvatore Licitra was born on August 10 1968 at Berne, Switzerland, to Sicilian parents, and returned to Italy as a teenager to open a graphics shop with his brother. He started singing at 18, mimicking great Italian tenors such as Caruso and Gigli. He worked as a graphic artist on layouts for Italian Vogue, and studied at Carlo Bergonzi’s vocal academy until 1998, when he ran out of money.

Although scheduled to sing as an understudy at the Verona festival that summer, he so impressed the conductor Daniel Oren that he made his debut on the opening night as Riccardo in Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera.

Licitra was considered a genuine tenore spinto, with a voice finely balanced between the lyrical and the dramatic but with sufficient heft to play the heroes of the Italian core repertoire of Verdi and Puccini.

In Italy the frenzied search for the “Fourth Tenor”, or at least an heir to Pavarotti and his ageing Spanish contemporaries Placido Domingo and José Carreras, is likened to a papal succession. The difference is that the singing contest is carried out in full view of the faithful.

Licitra’s talent, and the drama of his substitution for Pavarotti, meant his name was added to the list of candidates for this vacancy.

After his triumph at the New York Met, he appeared on opera stages and concert platforms around the world. Under the baton of Ricardo Muti he sang at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and regularly appeared at La Scala and other venues in Europe, the United States and the Far East.

Offstage, Licitra was quick-witted, sunny and informal. He dispensed with the usual starry entourage, preferring the company of his parents, his brother and his fiancée.

Salvatore Licitra had spent nine days in a coma after crashing his scooter. His fiancée, who was riding pillion, was unhurt, but he never regained consciousness.

人的出生不是平等的,人的死亡是平等的 (轉文)

By admin, July 26, 2011 14:20

突發奇想﹐大家都說的“上帝面前﹐人人平等”﹐想深一層﹐那不還是說人死後。這跟李怡所講的“人的出生不是平等的,人的死亡是平等的”有著同曲異工之妙。

因為出版了兩本人生話題書,有人問我對人生能不能提出最基本的概括觀念。

人生的課題,不外是生與死,以及從生到死這中間的過程。人的出生不是平等的,有人含着金鑰匙出生,有人出生在窮困或破碎家庭,有人生而健康,有人生來有殘障。但在上帝面前是人人平等的。生而幸運的,要知道感恩。股神巴菲特說,他的富有,是因為他中了「卵巢獎券」,這獎券就是他出生在美國,又是男性和白人,這使他有較好的發展機會。他知道感恩。生而不幸的,不要抱怨。台灣一位生來患有嚴重腦麻痺症的女士黃美廉,她不能講話,做一些簡單動作都很困難,但她說父母愛她,上帝愛她,她會畫畫,寫文章,她只看自己所有的,不看自己所沒有的。她沒有抱怨。知道感恩和沒有抱怨的人,就有充實人生。

人的死亡是平等的。最有錢和最窮困的人,都要面對死亡。生前所有的一切,財富,權勢,爭鬥,愛恨情仇,當死亡到來都會成為過去。清楚認識人人會死,就不會把人生的成敗得失看得那麼重;看重的應是忠於自己,不要扭曲自己,是首要執着於是非對錯,而不是成敗得失。人生是一個過程,讓這過程有意義,享受這過程,比達到什麼目的和結果更重要。因為所有的目的和結果都會在人死時成為過去。故懂得提起,更要懂得放下。

即使了解以上的基本概念,也絕不能回應我們幾乎每天遇到的人生困惑。人生是一本一輩子讀不完的大書,有時一下就翻過了一頁,錯過一些重要細節,而往往魔鬼在細節中,天使在細節中,智慧也在細節中,儘管是小小的人生智慧。

(李怡)

Ancient Aliens & Life Did Not Evolve First on Earth

By admin, July 24, 2011 10:55

I watached an interesting series of Ancient Aliens by Discovery Channel.

One of the episode I watched (forgot the link) is about Nazi and its advanced weapon, most of those top German scientist were captured after WWII and sent to America, the German guy who invented V-Rocket/Missile said their technology was actually from them (them being refer to aliens).

The more I knew, the more I tend to believe many religion gods or upper rulers in the past may be aliens. 

The universe is is TOOO huge, combines billions of stars in our Galaxy and there are billions of Galaxies out there!

So it would be crazy to say there is no other life being in the universe besides us.

“I’ll tell you one thing about the universe, though. The universe is a pretty big place. It’s bigger than anything anyone has ever dreamed of before. So if it’s just us… seems like an awful waste of space. Right?” from the Movie Contact.

One particular thing is Sir Frances Crick discovered the DNA in the 1960s and won the Nobel Prize.

http://exopermaculture.com/2011/04/14/francis-crick-on-dna-intelligent-design/

Sir Francis Crick has the following theory:

“Life did not evolve first on Earth; a highly advanced civilization became threatened so they devised a way to pass on their existence. They genetically-modified their DNA and sent it out from their planet on bacteria or meteorites with the hope that it would collide with another planet. It did, and that’s why we’re here. The DNA molecule is the most efficient information storage system in the entire universe. The immensity of complex, coded and precisely sequenced information is absolutely staggering. The DNA evidence speaks of intelligent, information-bearing design.

Complex DNA coding would have been necessary for even the hypothetical first so-called’ simple cell(s). Our DNA was encoded with messages from that other civilization. They programmed the molecules so that when we reached a certain level of intelligence, we would be able to access their information, and they could therefore ­ teach” us about ourselves, and how to progress. For life to form by chance is mathematically virtually impossible.”

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