I have a stressful day in the office today and to make matters worse, my gum which has been swollen for the last few days seem to have taken a turn for the worse. I had no choice but to see a dentist.

After dinner, I felt tired and stressed. I decided to look for some funny jokes online to cheer myself up. And I came across this “Lord Of The Ring” joke….had a hearty laugh and decided to share with you all.

Lord Of The Rings

An old, white haired man walked into a jewelry store one Friday evening with a beautiful young girl at his side. He told the jeweler he was looking for a special ring for his girlfriend.

The old man and his young girlfriend

The jeweler looked through his stock and brought out a $5,000 ring.

The old man said, “No, I’d like to see something more ‘special’.”

At that statement, the jeweler went to his special stock and brought another ring over. “Here’s a stunning ring at only $40,000,” the jeweler said.

The young lady’s eyes sparkled and her whole body trembled with excitement. The old man seeing this said, “We’ll take it.”

The jeweler asked how payment would be made and the old man stated, “By check. I know you need to make sure my check is good, so I’ll write it now and you can call the bank Monday to verify the funds and I’ll pick the ring up Monday afternoon,” he said.

Monday morning, the jeweler phoned the old man. “There’s no money in that account,” he said.

“I know,” said the old man, “But let me tell you about my weekend!”

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To all the readers of my blog, I wish you all Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2012. Since you are from all around the world, let me express my season’s greetings in 100 different languages, with the hope that this covers the native language of all of you.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2012

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It is Christmas again. It is time to pause and reflect on Christmas. What has Christmas meant to you over the years?

Is it the gifts under the tree, the lights in the windows, the cards in the mail, turkey dinners with family and friends, snow in the yard, stockings hanging in the living room, and shouts of “Merry Christmas” to those who pass us in the streets? Is this really Christmas?

Many of us have become so swept up in the commercial aspect of the holiday that we’ve strayed a bit from the true meaning of Christmas, forgetting what the meaning of Christmas really is.

True meaning of Christmas

So what is the true meaning of Christmas? Simply put, Christmas is the celebration of Christ’s birthday. His birth meant that the Messiah that Isaiah spoke of had come into the world to save us. People knew even then that the child was special.

Take a step back, take out your Bible, and turn it to Luke. Follow along with Linus as he recites the true meaning of Christmas to Charlie Brown. This is the real story of Christmas.

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And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them,

Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

 LUKE 2:8-14

Christmas literally means the Mass (celebration) of Christ. “Christ” is a Greek word and title, meaning “anointed” or one set apart by God for a special purpose. “Christ” is equivalent to the Hebrew word “Messiah.” Based on the words of ancient prophets, the first century Jewish people expected the arrival of the Messiah promised by God as a great deliver of the people.

Christmas is the festival of the human heart. It is a time of year when all the universe conspires to raise the vibratory level of consciousness on earth to one of peace and love toward ourselves and one another. This season resonates to the sweet, childlike innocence that resides in all of us. A time when the heavenly forces inspire us to shift our focus away from fear and toward one of joy, and healing.

No matter who you are, your heart cannot resist the beauty of an ornamented Christmas tree or the glow of a mysterious menorah. Cynicism gives way to the celebration when carefully preparing holiday sweets or stringing colorful lights around the entrance to your home. Any heart warms to a rousing rendition of “Joy to The World”.

Christmas can be a season of great joy. It is a time of God showing His great love for us. It can be a time of healing and renewed strength. Christmas is when we celebrate the birth of the Christ child. God sent His Son, Jesus, into the world to be born. His birth brought great joy to the world. Shepherds, wise men, and angels all shared in the excitement of knowing about this great event. They knew this was no ordinary baby. The prophets had told of His coming hundreds of years before. The star stopped over Bethlehem just to mark the way for those who were looking for this special child.

The true meaning of Christmas

Jesus was born so we might live. Jesus, the son of God, came to earth so we may be set free. The Christ child, the child of light came, so the darkness that covered this world would become extinct. What a beautiful thought we have when we think of this precious sacrifice of His life so all men may have this gift of new birth in each one of us. Without Jesus, we would all die in our sins.

Through the sins of Adam and Eve, we have all inherited that sin nature. We need to have that removed. The only way is through Jesus. Jesus came so He could die on the cross for ALL of our sins. If we believe that Jesus died for our sins, we can ask Him to come into our hearts and forgive us. Then, we are clean and made whole.

We can truly be happy at Christmas! No matter what may be happening, we can know that we are His children. We then become sons and daughters of God. Heaven will be our home one day.

Jesus Is The Reason For The Season! Rejoice!

Will you give Him a room in the Inn of your heart this year?

Bless you and Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas To You All!

By the way, I am baffled by the translation of Merry Christmas into Mandarin in the above picture.  It shows the Chinese characters for “Kong Hee Fatt Choy” (which essentially means wish you prosperity) which is what the Chinese wish each other during Chinese New Year. It has nothing to do with Christmas. I purposely chose the above picture to illustrate how commercialized Christmas has become.

 

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A madcap YouTube video “North Korea Party Rock Anthem ft. Kim Jong Il” by error606 has gone viral after the death of North Korean tyrant Kim Jong-il.

The video was uploaded on September 16 this year and matched footage of parades in honour of the tyrant to the upbeat electro soundtrack of LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem which was a No 1 hit in April this year.

With the footage sped up, the hilarious video shows Koreans performing marching, gymnastic routines, traditional dances, and clapping — seemingly in time with the tempo of the hit song..

Enjoy the video!

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It was supposed to be a pep rally prank to bring laughter and cheers at Rosemount High School in Minnesota but it has instead stirred up a lot of controversy after parents of some senior student athletes took the practical joke too far. Some detractors even went as far as saying that some of the very inappropriate antics smack of incest.

The prank featured a comedy skit which took advantage of unknowing captains of the various winter varsity squads. After the team captains walked into the gym blindfolded, they were told that they were going to be kissed by a special someone, and then were asked to guess who it was that kissed them.

Rosemount High School pep rally kissing game

It turns out that the person who kissed the athletes — in every circumstance — was their own opposite sex parent. A lot of criticism has been leveled not at the student athletes, but at some of the parents for what they did in executing the practical joke.

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ABC’s late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is making a lot of enemies among kids with his latest Christmas prank which might be one of the cutest holiday pranks of all time.

In the spirit of the Christmas, the host challenged his ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ audience to give their kids ridiculously awful Christmas presents under the guise of a “special early present”and to record their responses.

Creative parents from all over the country responded by submitting videos of their children freaking out and even breaking down in tears over receiving a half-eaten sandwich, a rotten banana, and girly coloring books! One boy throws a tantrum and declares his undying hatred for Santa upon receiving a “stupid hello Kitty dress”. Toward the end of Jimmy Kimmel’s video below, one mother says: “We thought really hard about what to get you.” Her son’s response…”Well you didn’t do a very good job!”

This cute little girl got a half-eaten sandwich as her present.

Watch as the kids fall victim to the hysterical prank that their parents play on them.

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Reverend Gavin Tyte (aka TyTe) has become an internet hit with his rap rendition of the story of Nativity.

TyTe was a professional beatboxer before becoming a vicar so it comes as no surprise that he has now combined both of his passions to come up with this Nativity video which has started to go viral.

40-year-old TyTe, who has been vicar of Uplyme Church for the past two years, raps: ‘Welcome to Beatbox Bible’, before continuing his sermon online to parishioners.

Reverend Gavin Tyte (aka TyTe) rapping in his Beatbox Bible video

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Busty Chinese model and actress Viann Zhang Xinyu 張馨予 has been scorching hot online lately after a photo of her lounging in bed appeared on the Sina Weibo account of Ron Ng 吴卓羲 .

The photo of Viann Zhang Xinyu on Ron Ng

Ron Ng stepped forward on Thursday to clarify that he was not responsible for the photo and said it was Zhang who accessed his account and posted the photo, using his account details which he freely shared with her.

“I’d first like to apologise to my fans, family and friends. I didn’t know the situation on my micro blog because I was at Toby Leung’s wedding.

“After that I went somewhere else to drink till 4am and was shocked when I came home and saw the blog post,” said Ng.

“I have called her to understand the whole matter. She has admitted her mistake and apologised. I forgive her.”

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it Superman? No, it’s Espen Fadnes aka the Flying Squirrel!

Espen Fadnes’ nicknamed The World’s Fastest Flying Human Being 2010 – teamed up with Project Managers Goovinn to communicate the experience of flying. “SENSE OF FLYING” came out of the collaboration.

Espen Fadnes may soon add the title of the internet’s most famous Norwegian to his list of aliases once the web catches on to the incredible headcam video clip “Sense of Flying” showing him flying down a mountain at 250 km/h after leaping off the top of a cliff.

Espen Fadnes teetering on the precipice before the jump

Fadnes takes a dip

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Hey, guys, do you have $132 million to spare? If you are of the lucky few who can answer yes, you can consider placing your order for this luxurious superyacht which is so sleek you’d almost be forgiven for mistaking it for a floating limousine.

The Sovereign superyacht is the brainchild of Gray Design who specialises in both superboats and supercars – or sometimes, like the Sovereign, ingenious combinations of both. The superyacht is inspired by a limousine and even comes with its own matching car.

The 100-metre Sovereign superyacht

“We thought about a typical person on board one of these yachts and asked: how do they travel on land? Well limousine,” says Gray Design CEO Eduard Gray. “It’s a very unique concept in the yacht world.”

At the back end of the yacht, is a circular infinity pool that surrounds a reinforced glass helipad. The latter also acts as a skylight for the room below. There are ten guest suites, in addition to the owner’s extensive main quarters, as well as a cinema, gym, library and nightclub area which epitomises ‘elegance and class’.

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