April 23, 2009

Life is short but very touching

Beautiful Lesson !!!!!!!!
The girl in the picture is Katie Kirkpatrick, she is 21 . Next to her, her fiancé, Nick, 23.
The picture was taken shortly before their wedding ceremony, held on January 11, 2005 in the US .

Katie has terminal cancer and spend hours a day receiving medication.

In the picture, Nick is waiting for her on one of the many sessions of chemo to end.

In spite of all the pain, organ failures, and morphine shots, Katie is going along with her wedding and took care
of every detail. The dress had to be adjusted a few times due to her constant weight loss

Katie, in her wheelchair with the oxygen tube , listening a song from her husband and friends

An unusual accessory at the party was the oxygen tube that ketie used throughout the ceremony and reception as well.

The other couple in the picture are Nick's parents. Excited to see her son marrying his high school sweetheart.


At the reception, katie had to take a few rests.The pain do not let her to be standing up for long periods


Katie died five days after her wedding day. Watching a women so ill and weak getting married and with a smile on her face makes us think..... Happiness is reachable, no matter how long it last. We should stop making our lives complicated.

April 18, 2009

Effort


Since this story below has the "management element" in it, let's share it........

Ever heard the story of the giant ship engine that failed? The ship's owners tried one expert after another, but none of them could figure but how to fix the engine. Then they brought in an old man who had been fixing ships since he was a youngster.
He carried a large bag of tools with him, and when he arrived, he immediately went to work. He inspected the engine very carefully, top to bottom.
Two of the ship's owners were there, watching this man, hoping he would know what to do.
After looking things over, the old man reached into his bag and pulled out a small hammer. He gently tapped something. Instantly, the engine lurched into life. He carefully put his hammer away. The engine was fixed!
A week later, the owners received a bill from the old man for ten thousand dollars.
"What?!" the owners exclaimed. "He hardly did anything!" So they wrote the oldman a note saying, "Please send us an itemized bill."
The man sent a bill that read:
Tapping with a hammer ............ ......... .... $ 2.00
Knowing where to tap ............ ......... .......$ 9998.00

Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort in your life makes all the difference.

Modern Toilet Restaurant

in Taipei....!
It accommodates 100 seats with each made from toilet bowls.
The specialties at the restaurant accompany sink faucets and gender-coded signs that appear on the three-story structure.





The food is served in mini plastic toilet bowls.
The toilet rolls that serve for wiping hands and mouths are hung above the tables, which resemble glass-topped jumbo bathtubs.