Should I join Facebook? (Friday Funnies XVI)

Another gem caught my eye. Read it all the way through!

It is indeed a good laugh.

Here it is my friends………………………………………

When I bought my Blackberry, I thought about the 30-year business I ran with 1800 employees, all without a cell phone that plays music,videos, pictures and communicates with Facebook and Twitter.

I signed up under duress for Twitter, so my seven kids and their spouses, my 13 grand children and 2 great grand children could communicate with me in the modern way. I figured that I could handle something as simple as Twitter with only 140 characters of space.

But then…
My phone was beeping every three minutes with the details of everything
except the bowel movements of the entire next generation. I am not
ready to live like this. I keep my cell phone in the garage in my golf bag.

My children bought me a GPS for my last birthday because they say that I get lost every now & then going over to the grocery store or library.
I keep that in a box under my tool bench with the Blue tooth [it's red] phone I am supposed to use when I drive.

I wore it once and was standing in the line at the checkout counter, talking to my wife and everyone in the nearest 50 yards was glaring at me. I had to take my hearing aid out to use it, and I got a little loud.

I mean the GPS looked pretty smart on my dash board, but the lady inside that gadget was the most annoying, rudest person I had run into in a long time. Every 10 minutes, she would sarcastically say,  “Re-calc-u-lating.”
You would think that she could be nicer. She could barely tolerate me. She would let go  a deep sigh and then tell me to make a U-turn at the next light. Then if I made a right turn instead. Well, it was not a good relationship…

Nowadays I call my wife and tell her the name of  the cross streets where I am lost.  She is also starting to develop the same tone as Gypsy, the GPS lady.

To be perfectly frank, I am still trying to learn how to use the cordless phones in our house. We have had them for 4 years, but I still haven’t figured out how I lose three phones all at once.  I have to run around and dig under cushions, checking bathrooms and the dirty laundry baskets when the phone rings.

The world is just getting too complex for me.

They even mess me up every time I go to the grocery store. You would think that the store  could settle on this sudden “Paper or Plastic?”.  Every time I check- out it just knocks me for a loop. I bought some of those fabric  reusable-bags to avoid looking confused, but I never remember to take them with me. Now I toss it back to them when they ask me, “Paper or plastic?” I just say, “Doesn’t matter to me. I am bi-sacksual.” Then it’s their turn to stare at me with a blank look.

I was recently asked if I tweet.

I answered, No, but I do fart a lot.”


“Laughter is the best medicine”

WPC: Street Life of Melaka (Malacca) in Malaysia

The photos below were  taken  at the Town of Melaka  during our visit to  Malaysia in February 2014.

Melaka was ruled by Portugese, Dutch and then by English for many centuries. Each coloniser has left a mark of their own (either good or bad) in the  port city of Melaka.

Meleka reminds me so much of Sri Lanka (then Ceylon ), which was also ruled by the same three colonial rulers for over 45o years. These photos were taken in the streets of  Melaka

Photo credits: AlfietFebruary14

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Some of my  favourites from Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life.

1. Giant puppets in San Fermin Fiesta in Pamplona, Spain


Think Before Posting a Photo Online


The You-Tube link below explains why one should be cautious  when posting photos on the social media using one of the state of the art smartphones.

Take some time to watch this video to educate yourselves. You would  be surprised by the hidden informations we give away to the world.

Its well worth of your time if you posts photos online.

I learnt something new today.


To stop your iPhone giving away your location to criminals, do the following:-

1. – Go to your iPhone’s ‘Menu’;

2. – Click on ‘geo-tag/geo-location/store location’;

3. – Set to ‘Off’.

Pursuit of Happiness – March 20 – International day of Happiness.

March 20th  2014., is the second international Day of Happiness .   The day was  declared by the United Nations General Assembly in June 2012.


It's hard to measure happiness

How do you measure happiness? (Photo Credit: Canberra

Happiness contributes to 16 scrabble currency

Content with Social media? (Graphic credits:


A song about Happiness “Dont worry, be happy ” by Bobby McFerrin (Video Credit to YouTube)


Happiness is not something ready-made

It comes from your own actions

- Dalai Lama-


Happiness depends upon ourselves

 - Aristotle-

Happiness consists not in having much,
but in being content with little
 - Marguerite Gardiner-

So What is Happiness??

A pair of slippers makes a barefooted man happy,

Exchange of new shoes  for an old pair makes another happy,

Where do we draw the line for happiness?

Is it  in the philosophy of  each individuals ?

Whatever your philosophy is .. ..

Be Happy and celebrate the Happy day!!!


Weekly Photo Challenge: “Inside” the Ocean

This photo was captured  in  Pulau Payar (Payar Island  in Malaysia).

Photos Credits: AlfietFeb2014 – using under-water camera

Different world " inside" the ocean- Pulau Payar

Different world ” inside” the Ocean- Pulau Payar

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The above entry is a response to : Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside.