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Story: Chuan and Jing


by Ahmed.

Chuan and Jing joined a wholesale company together just after graduation. Both worked very hard. After several years, the boss promoted Jing to sales executive but Chuan remained a sales rep.
One day Chuan could not take it anymore, tender resignation to the boss and complained the boss did not value hard working staff, but only promoted those who flattered him.

The boss knew that Chuan worked very hard for the years, but in order to help Chuan realise the difference between him and Jing, the boss asked Chuan to do the following. Go and find out if anyone is selling water melon in the market?

Chuan returned and said yes. The boss asked how much per kg?
Chuan went back to the market to ask and returned to inform the boss the price is $12 per kg.
Boss told Chuan, I will ask Jing the same question?
Jing went, returned and said, boss, Only one person selling water melon.
Price is $12 per kg, $100 for 10 kg, he has inventory of 340 melons.
On the table 58 melons, every melon weighs about 15 kg, bought from the South two days ago, they are fresh and red, good quality.
Chuan was very impressed and realised the difference between himself and Jing.
He decided not to resign but to learn from Jing.
My dear friends, a more successful person is more observant, thinks more and understands in depth. For the same matter, a more successful person sees several years ahead, while we see only tomorrow.
Think! how far have you seen ahead in your life?
How thoughtful in depth are you?

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Story: The Farmer's Daughter's Marriage







A young man wished to marry the farmer's beautiful daughter. He went to the farmer to ask his permission.

The farmer looked him over and said,

"Son, go stand out in that field. I'm going to release three bulls, one at a time. If you can catch the tail of any one of the three bulls, you can marry my daughter."

The young man stood in the pasture awaiting the first bull.

The barn door opened and out ran the biggest, meanest-looking bull he had ever seen. He decided that one of the next bulls had to be a better choice than this one, so he ran over to the side and let the bull pass through the pasture out the back gate.

The barn door opened again. Unbelievable. He had never seen anything so big and fierce in his life. It stood pawing the ground, grunting, slinging slobber as it eyed him. Whatever the next bull was like, it had to be a better choice than this one. He ran to the fence and let the bull pass through the pasture, out the back gate.

The door opened a third time. A smile came across his face. This was the weakest, scrawniest little bull he had ever seen. This one was his bull. As the bull came running by, he positioned himself just right and jumped at just the exact moment.

He grabbed… but the bull had no tail!

Moral

Life is full of opportunities. Some will be easy to take advantage of, some will be difficult. But once we let them pass (often in hopes of something better), those opportunities may never again be available. So always grab the first opportunity.

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Crucial Tips for Your Next Job Interview

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Crucial Tips for Your Next Job Interview


In a survey of more than 2,000 hiring managers, 33% claimed to know whether or not they would hire someone within 90 seconds.
Common nonverbal mistakes made during job interviews
  • 67% fail to make eye contact
  • 47% have little knowledge of the company
  • 38% don’t smile
  • 33% have bad posture
  • 33% fidget too much
  • 26% have a weak handshake
  • 21% play with their hair or touch their face
  • 21% cross their arms over their chest
  • 9% use too many hand gestures
Statistics show that first impressions are determined by
  • 55% – The way you dress, act, and walk through the door
  • 38% – The quality of your voice, grammar, and confidence
  • 7% – The words you choose to say
Things that have an impact on first impressions
  • 70% of employers claim they don’t want applicants to be overly fashionable or trendy
  • 65% of hiring managers say clothes can be the deciding factor between two similar candidates
Brightly-colored clothing is bad
Top 10 most common interview mistakes
  1. Over-explaining why you lost your last job
  2. Conveying that you’re not over losing your last job
  3. Lacking humor, warmth or personality
  4. Not showing enough interest or enthusiasm
  5. Inadequate research about a potential employer
  6. Concentrating too much on what you want
  7. Trying to be all things to all people
  8. “Winging” the interview
  9. Failing to set yourself apart from other candidates
  10. Failing to ask for the job
4 Questions most likely to be asked
  1. What was your experience like at…?
  2. Why do you want to work for us?
  3. What do you know about our company?
  4. Why did you leave your previous job?
4 Most important interview tips
  1. Learn about the organization
  2. Have a specific position in mind that you’d like to fill
  3. Review your qualifications for the job
  4. Be ready to briefly describe related experience

Story: The Farmer's Wife





A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package... "What food might this contain?" The mouse wondered - he was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.

Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning.  "There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!" 


The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said,  "Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it."



The mouse turned to the goat and told him "There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!"  The goat sympathized, but said, "I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it. "



The mouse turned to the cow and said, "There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!"  The cow said, "Wow, Mr. Mouse.  I'm sorry for you, but it's no skin off my nose. But wish you well; be assured you are in my prayers "



So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer's mousetrap-- alone.


That very night a sound was heard throughout the house -- like the sound  of a mousetrap catching its prey. The farmer's wife rushed to see what was  caught.   In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught.  The snake bit the farmer's wife.

The farmer rushed her to the hospital  and she returned home with a fever. Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard  for the soup's main ingredient.  But his wife's sickness continued, so friends and neighbors came to sit with her  around the clock. To feed them, the farmer  butchered the goat.  The farmer's wife did not get well; she died.

So many people came for her funeral, the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat  for all of them. The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in
the wall with great sadness.


So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn't concern you, Remember that when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk.  We are all involved in this journey called life. We must keep an eye out for one another  and make an extra effort to encourage one another because directly or indirectly we might have to suffer!!!
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Story: The Pearls






Jenny was a bright-eyed, pretty five-year-old girl.

One day when she and her mother were checking out at the grocery store, Jenny saw a plastic pearl necklace priced at $2.50. How she wanted that necklace and when she asked her mother if she would buy it for her, her mother said, "Well, it is a pretty necklace, but it costs an awful lot of money. I'll tell you what. I'll buy you the necklace, and when we get home we can make up a list of chores that you can do to pay for the necklace. And don't forget that for your birthday Grandma just might give you a whole dollar bill, too. Okay?"

Jenny agreed, and her mother bought the pearl necklace for her. Jenny worked on her chores very hard every day, and sure enough, her Grandma gave her a brand new dollar bill for her birthday. Soon Jenny had paid off the pearls.

How Jenny loved those pearls. She wore them everywhere to kindergarten, bed, and when she went out with her mother to run errands. The only time she didn't wear them was in the shower - her mother had told her that they would turn her neck green. Now Jenny had a very loving daddy. When Jenny went to bed, he would get up from his favorite chair every night and read Jenny her favorite story. One night when he finished the story, he said, "Jenny, do you love me?"

"Oh yes, Daddy, you know I love you," the little girl said.

"Well, then, give me your pearls."

"Oh! Daddy, not my pearls!" Jenny said. "But you can have Rosie, my favorite doll. Remember her? You gave her to me last year for my birthday. And you can have her tea party outfit, too. Okay?"

"Oh no, darling, that's okay." Her father brushed her cheek with a kiss. "Good night, little one."

A week later, her father once again asked Jenny after her story, "Do you love me?"

"Oh yes, Daddy, you know I love you."

"Well, then, give me your pearls."

"Oh, Daddy, not my pearls! But you can have Ribbons, my toy horse. Do you remember her? She's my favorite. Her hair is so soft, and you can play with it and braid it and everything. You can have Ribbons if you want her, Daddy," the little girl said to her father.

"No, that's okay," her father said and brushed her cheek again with a kiss. "God bless you, little one. Sweet dreams."

Several days later, when Jenny's father came in to read her a story, Jenny was sitting on her bed and her lip was trembling. "Here, Daddy," she said, and held out her hand. She opened it and her beloved pearl necklace was inside. She let it slip into her father's hand. With one hand her father held the plastic pearls and with the other he pulled out of his pocket a blue velvet box.

Inside of the box were real, genuine, beautiful pearls.

He had them all along. He was waiting for Jenny to give up the cheap stuff so he could give her the real thing!

REFLECTION

So it is with God. HE is waiting for us to give up the petty things in our lives so that he can give us beautiful treasures.

Are we holding onto things which God wants us to let go of?

Are we holding onto harmful or unnecessary partners, relationships, habits and activities which we have become so attached to that it seems impossible to let go?

Sometimes it is so hard to see what is in the other hand we should believe in one thing.................

God will never take away something without giving us something better in its place!!

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Health: Benefits of Camel Milk


Camel milk might not be most people’s first choice when reaching for something to put on their breakfast cereal, but new research has shown it could be worth making the switch.
With triple the amount of vitamin C that cow milk has, and anti-colon cancer properties, camel milk is a healthier, locally sourced alternative, research by Dr Hosam Habib and Dr Wassim Ibrahim from UAE University shows.
Their study found the milk can also reduce hyper-tension when consumed in the form of laban, acting to inhibit the ACE enzyme which is responsible for the condition.
“It also has an insulin effect, so it is good for those with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes,” said Dr Habib, an expert in human nutrition.
“It has some protein with a molecular structure similar to insulin. People with diabetes will benefit from it.
“It can also be isolated to replicate insulin but it’s not been found in what quantities yet.”
Since 2010, the team has been analysing vitamins, minerals, fats and amino acids in camel milk.
It has natural antibiotics like lac-toferrin, which keeps the milk fresh for longer and means bacteria cannot grow quickly like in cow milk,” said Dr Habib.
In tests, it took only one day for cow milk to go off, compared with four days for the camel milk.
“To make yogurt with cow milk takes four hours but not less than 10 to 12 hours with camel, proving it takes much longer for the milk to turn. It’s the closest thing to mothers’ milk,” said Dr Habib.
The team found that while cow milk is on average 3.5 per cent fat, camel has only 2.5 per cent.
Proponents of the paleo diet have long said humans should not drink cow milk, for reasons including its inflammatory properties.
“Because of this anti-inflammatory effect, [camel milk] can also prevent colon cancer,” Dr Habib said. “The anti-inflammatory effect is the anti-cancer effect.”
The team examined the functional properties of camel milk lactoferrin, the main iron-binding protein of the milk, which showed a 56 per cent decline in cancer growth when applied to cancer cells.
“Lactoferrin seems to have great potential in practical medicine,” Dr Ibrahim said. “The use of lactoferrin in combination with other milk components or drugs may be an increasing consideration.”
They also found that camel milk lactoferrin showed antioxidant activity and could prevent DNA damage by binding catalytic iron.
The Camel Milk Association says it can be digested by people with lactose intolerance, although Dr Habib disagrees.
“It’s still got lactose, though lower amounts, so it is still too much for someone with serious lactose intolerance.”
Camel milk has greater contents of other vitamins and minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, zinc, iron and manganese.
It has been used to treat tuberculosis and other lung ailments in Russia, and tuberculosis, dropsy, jaundice and anaemia in India.
“It is very good for boosting the immune system,” said Dr Habib. “It’s also good for anti-ageing as the high levels of vitamin C protect collagen.”
Mutasher Al Badry, deputy general manager at Emirates Industry for Camel Milk and Products responsible for the brand Camelicious, says awareness to its benefits is growing.
“Although camel milk has always been known in Middle East and African regions, the accessibility for the wider public has only been achieved in recent years,” Mr Al Badry said. Camelicious came on to the market in 2006.
“Today, camel milk enjoys increasing popularity in the UAE, not only among locals but also among health-conscious western expatriates. The benefits are quite known and the demand is higher than supply.”
Dr Ibrahim hopes more can be done to raise awareness of the milk’s benefits.
“The authorities, the industry and retailers could surely do much more to promote camel milk,” he said.
“I believe that collaborative efforts between industry, relevant authorities and academia in camel milk research – and effective promotion campaigns – will definitely enhance camel milk consumption.”

Source: TheNational

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Story: The Wise Farmer of China



Many years ago, in a poor Chinese village, there lived a farmer and his son.
His only material possession, apart from the land and a small hut, was a horse he had inherited from his father.

One day, the horse ran away, leaving the man with no animal with which to work the land.


His neighbours, who respected him for his honesty and diligence, went to his house to say how much they regretted his loss. He thanked them for their visit, but asked:

"How do you know that what happened was a misfortune in my life?"Someone muttered to a friend: "He obviously doesn't want to face facts, but let him think what he likes, after all, it's better than being sad about it."
And the neighbours went away again, pretending to agree with what he had said.

A week later, the horse returned to its stable, but it was not alone; it brought with it a beautiful mare for company.


The inhabitants of the village were thrilled when they heard the news, for only then did they understand the reply the man had given them, and they went back to the farmer's house to congratulate him on his good fortune.

"Instead of one horse, you've got two. Congratulations!" they said.
"Many thanks for your visit and for your solidarity," replied the farmer. "But how do you know that what happened was a blessing in my life?"

The neighbours were rather put out and decided that the man must be going mad, and, as they left, they said: "Doesn't the man realise that the horse is a gift from God?"


A month later, the farmer's son decided to break the mare in. However, the animal bucked wildly and threw the boy off; the boy fell awkwardly and broke his leg.


The neighbours returned to the farmer's house, bringing presents for the injured boy. The mayor of the village solemnly presented his condolences to the father, saying how sad they all were about what had occurred.


The man thanked them for their visit and for their kindness, but he asked:

"How do you know that what happened was a misfortune in my life?"
These words left everyone dumbstruck, because they were all quite sure that the son's accident was a real tragedy. As they left the farmer's house, they said to each other: "Now he really has gone mad; his only son could be left permanently crippled, and he's not sure whether the accident was a misfortune or not!"

A few months went by, and Japan declared war on China. The emperor's emissaries scoured the country for healthy young men to be sent to the front.


When they reached the village, they recruited all the young men, except the farmer's son, whose leg had not yet mended.


None of the young men came back alive. The son recovered, and the two horses produced foals that were all sold for a good price.

The farmer went to visit his neighbours to console and to help them, since they had always shown him such solidarity.

Whenever any of them complained, the farmer would say: "How do you know that what happened was a misfortune?"


If someone was overjoyed about something, he would ask: "How do you know that what happened was a blessing?"


And the people of the village came to understand that life has other meanings that go beyond mere appearance. It has to be clearly understood that everything happens with the will of God. Its not by chance or by luck, instead it is as per God's perfect plan even if we do not understand it.
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Story: Always Ask, Never Assume :)


His request approved, the News photographer quickly used a cell phone to call the local airport to charter a flight.

He was told a twin-engine plane would be waiting for him at the airport.

Arriving at the airfield, he spotted a plane warming up outside a hanger.

He jumped in with his bag, slammed the door shut, and shouted, 'Let's go'.

The pilot taxied out, swung the plane into the wind and took off.

Once in the air, the photographer instructed the pilot, 'Fly over the valley and make low passes so I can take pictures of the fires on the hillsides.'

'Why?' asked the pilot.

'Because I'm a photographer for a News Channel
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The pilot was strangely silent for a moment, finally he stammered,
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'So, what you're telling me, is . . . You're NOT my flight instructor?'

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