James Cook University at Sims Drive

James Cook University Sims Drive Singapore

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Left only one year to live, how to overcome it

(http://highwayoflife.wordpress.com/2007/07/25/dying/) Wrote if a person got only one year of life. What should one do, suggestions: Everyday he got to write down some good deeds he want to do, whether to encourage people or something positive to extend his or her life.

Norman Cousins was afflicted with cancer pronounced to had only few months left by doctor. Through his positive thinking, constant laughters, he able to extend his life.
http://www.dailycelebrations.com/121600.htm

Think how you can visits the old folks home, hospitals, prisons to encourage them.

Through the positive causes the person created he/she will able to extend his/her life.Encouraging words by Steve Jobs when he nearly died of cancer:
http://henryleongblog.blogspot.com/2007/06/encouraging-advice-by-steve-job.html

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The most successful stock

The most successful stock is Singapore based Venture Corp, a contract manufacturer for global electronic industry, from 36 cents in 1991, it move up to $32 in 2000 even in between these years, it gave numerous rights and bonus issues, its net earning from $2.5 millions dollars in 1990 increased to 115 millions dollars in 2000, making it the greatest stock of all time.

Some factors that contribute to the company success, the founder Wong Ngit Liong's father is a businessman and he had a degree in mechanical engineering. These are the likely factors that give him an edge.

Ways to find the best stocks:

Fast growth, industry niche, or area domination.

The ability to increase earnings even during recessions.

Analyst lack of familiarity with the company.

Ever-growing repeat orders, 'Cookie Cutter' factors.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Some of my most extraordinary photos

The only clock run by steam engine in the World.

Houses built near the edge of the cliff.

Man used his body to conduct electricity.

Using birds to catch fishes.

The adrenalin pumping 360 degree roller coaster.

The cute panda.

The great wall of China.

And more:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/henryleong/

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The critical factors that will affect the future of Singapore Stockmarket

Merger of Singapore and Malaysia Stockmarket in the coming year.

$15 billions biopolis projects.

$12 billions (2 Intregrated Resorts) at Marina Square and Sentosa.

The targeted increase from 9 millions to 17 millions tourists arrivals to Singapore.

The increase of Singapore population from 4.2 millions to 6.5 millions.

The Islamic funds coming to Singapore.

Formula 1 race coming to Singapore the next year.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

My interesting National Day Parade Photos


Group photos from various NDP











NDP together with TV compere Choo Yong Ching in our group





National Day Parade training near Singapore River



As a trainer for People Association National Parade Day Contingent



Wednesday, July 11, 2007

A very funny dating joke

The joke was so funny, it prompted many listeners to write and call in. One listener Michelle said she laughed until she can't stand.

In this a single matching program. Interested parties were to submit their particulars to the 9.72 Radio DJ Yong Mei for her to arrange .

They were supposed to call up in the lunch hour to ask each other questions . In this particular showthe single lady Judy was asking the single man questions. The single man was a Chemicals Delivery Specialist.

At a particular juncture, she asked don't know they got any 'chemistry' or not. MC King who was Yong Mei hosting partner, answered on behalf of the single man. 'Yes he got alot', 'He got whole lorry of chemicals'. Everybody kept laughing.

This joke made me laugh for a few days.

Monday, July 9, 2007

My fascinating river adventures in different parts of the world

When I was young was intrigued by the story of Tom Sawyer riding a raft down the Mississippi River in Mark Twain's book.

I had numerous close calls in my made shift rafts rides, which could had drown me. Some children were drown in the canal behind my flat at Mattar Rd. After raining, the man made canal will swell rapidly and the current were very swift.

Recalling those rides would sent shivers down my spine. Fortunately, my fast reactions usually saved the day. I am able to latch on to something last minute that kept me from been swept away by the rapid current.

We would latched on wooden planks that we tied them together like a raft or large pieces of floating wood and try to navigate it down the stream using a pole to steer it.

Reminiscent of those day that I spent hours trying to catch fishes, along the long stretches of the canal.

If I looked back I had been playing in the stream so many times, how lucky am I not to been swept away. The water level can easily reach two metres deep if it rain heavily.

Later I had many wonderful trips on a boat to different parts of the world.

Recalling my fascinating trips to the Batam kelong. It was possibly my happiest experiences. Because of the very captivating sunrise and sunset. Freshly caught seafood were served with Indonesian spices.

I used to like stilt houses built around the sea and the sun.

One of my favourite trip which I enjoyed very much was the trip at the Lijiang river. I got to know some wonderful friends and subsequently we had many more wonderful outings after the trip.

We had a nice steamboat lunch, serve with fresh yummy seafood and Tsingtao beer. What a nice combination chitchatting with friends in a slow ride down the river watching such captivating scenery. Lijiang is China second most visited tourist spot.

The boat ride in Holland was an exciting one. Their Heineken beer were stronger than what had in Singapore. After some drink I got tipsy.

Down the river we can watch the rows of beautiful & colourful houses. It's interesting to note that they used to put a pulley system at the top of the building to move and remove their heavier furniture through the window. And many behind their cars, there were usually a hook.

The boat ride through the Florentine, Italy was somewhat the tightest among all my trip, it was such a thrilling adventure that the boat captain had a hard time, trying to avoid knocking into the sides of the bridges the river which was quite fast after the rain.



The London boat trip is quite exciting, there were rows of interesting Parliaments houses and castles along the sides of the river. The houses were typical old European style types of houses.

The boat trips from Hong Kong to Guangdong were as exciting, the first time I had experience riding on a hovercraft. A vehicle that float on the water and uses cushions of air underneath it to propel it forward.

The hilarious part of the ride was the movie shown on the hovercraft, featuring famous Hong Kong artiste Tien Niu and Eric Tsang making love. Tien Niu requested a condom, Eric Tsang misinterpreted it as a bag. The moral of the story is to use condom when making love.


Along the Chao Praya river, we noticed the owners decorated their houses with beautiful pots of flowers on the edges of the their stilt houses and numerous river boats, rowed toward our boat to peddling all sorts of goods.

The Colorado Cruise were very cold and windy nevertheless I enjoyed the trip.

An interesting river cruise on the Rhine River between Swiss and Germany. On the way we seen numerous beautiful castles. In between I saw a beautiful and rapid waterfall.

A trip to the Alcatraz. From San Francisco bay. Lots of birds were flying around. We can see the beautiful San Francisco bridge some distance away. It was a eerie experience seeing the Alcatraz.

My trip to Selat Panjang, an Indonesia island to court my wife was somewhat the my longest boat trip and a romantic one. Transit from Singapore to Batam island took 45 minutes and another boat to it about 3 and the half hours afterward. At that time it was raining heavily.

When I reached there I was very touched to find that my wife sister-in-law was waiting for us for more than one hour because of the delay.

It was raining. The cool breeze is blowing against us. I always like the cool sea breeze. I was usually standing behind the boat, when it moved forward, the resistance causes the water beating against me.

It was Chinese New Year and it took us 3 days to visit all my future wife's relatives and friends. It was very romantic sitting beside my future wife in a trishaw (a form of tricycle for hire).

Along the way there we spotted lots of gigantic oil drilling structures and beautiful kelongs.

At the LA Disneyland it was somehow a totally different experience. We enjoyed the assisted submarine ride watch various colourful creatures.



My fascinating river adventures in various part of the world

When I was young was intrigued by the story of Tom Sawyer riding a raft down the Mississippi River in Mark Twain's book.

I had numerous close calls in my made shift rafts rides, which could had drown me. Some children were drown in the canal behind my flat at Mattar Rd. After raining, the man made canal will swell rapidly and the current were very swift.

Recalling those rides would sent shivers down my spine. Fortunately, my fast reactions usually saved the day. I am able to latch on to something last minute that kept me from been swept away by the rapid current.

We would latched on wooden planks that we tied them together like a raft or large pieces of floating wood and try to navigate it down the stream using a pole to steer it.

Reminiscent of those day that I spent hours trying to catch fishes, along the long stretches of the canal.

If I looked back I had been playing in the stream so many times, how lucky am I not to been swept away. The water level can easily reach two metres deep if it rain heavily.

Later I had many wonderful trips on a boat to different parts of the world.

Recalling my fascinating trips to the Batam kelong. It was possibly my happiest experiences. Because of the very captivating sunrise and sunset. Freshly caught seafood were served with Indonesian spices.

I used to like stilt houses built around the sea and the sun.

One of my favourite trip which I enjoyed very much was the trip at the Lijiang river. I got to know some wonderful friends and subsequently we had many more wonderful outings after the trip.

We had a nice steamboat lunch, serve with fresh yummy seafood and Tsingtao beer. What a nice combination chitchatting with friends in a slow ride down the river watching such captivating scenery. Lijiang is China second most visited tourist spot.

The boat ride in Holland was an exciting one. Their Heineken beer were stronger than what had in Singapore. After some drink I got tipsy.

Down the river we can watch the rows of beautiful & colourful houses. It's interesting to note that they used to put a pulley system at the top of the building to move and remove their heavier furniture through the window. And many behind their cars, there were usually a hook.

The boat ride through the Florentine, Italy was somewhat the tightest among all my trip, it was such a thrilling adventure that the boat captain had a hard time, trying to avoid knocking into the sides of the bridges the river which was quite fast after the rain.



The London boat trip is quite exciting, there were rows of interesting Parliaments houses and castles along the sides of the river. The houses were typical old European style types of houses.

The boat trips from Hong Kong to Guangdong were as exciting, the first time I had experience riding on a hovercraft. A vehicle that float on the water and uses cushions of air underneath it to propel it forward.

The hilarious part of the ride was the movie shown on the hovercraft, featuring famous Hong Kong artiste Tien Niu and Eric Tsang making love. Tien Niu requested a condom, Eric Tsang misinterpreted it as a bag. The moral of the story is to use condom when making love.


Along the Chao Praya river, we noticed the owners decorated their houses with beautiful pots of flowers on the edges of the their stilt houses and numerous river boats, rowed toward our boat to peddling all sorts of goods.

The Colorado Cruise were very cold and windy nevertheless I enjoyed the trip.

An interesting river cruise on the Rhine River between Swiss and Germany. On the way we seen numerous beautiful castles. In between I saw a beautiful and rapid waterfall.

A trip to the Alcatraz. From San Francisco bay. Lots of birds were flying around. We can see the beautiful San Francisco bridge some distance away. It was a eerie experience seeing the Alcatraz.

My trip to Selat Panjang, an Indonesia island to court my wife was somewhat the my longest boat trip and a romantic one. Transit from Singapore to Batam island took 45 minutes and another boat to it about 3 and the half hours afterward. At that time it was raining heavily.

When I reached there I was very touched to find that my wife sister-in-law was waiting for us for more than one hour because of the delay.

It was raining. The cool breeze is blowing against us. I always like the cool sea breeze. I was usually standing behind the boat, when it moved forward, the resistance causes the water beating against me.

It was Chinese New Year and it took us 3 days to visit all my future wife's relatives and friends. It was very romantic sitting beside my future wife in a trishaw (a form of tricycle for hire).

Along the way there we spotted lots of gigantic oil drilling structures and beautiful kelongs.

At the LA Disneyland it was somehow a totally different experience. We enjoyed the assisted submarine ride watch various colourful creatures.



My photo was selected for Now Public.Com - Best cities survey


Kaitlin Fontana, manager of Now Public.com based in Vancouver. Selected my Geneva photo for and asked me to comment on the best cities of the world survey.

Hi leong,

My name is Kaitlin and I work for NowPublic.com. I'm
working on a story about a survey that ranks the world's
best cities. I'd like to use your photo of Geneva to help
add context to my story--Geneva was named the #2 city in
the world. I also invite you to comment on the story; do
you agree or disagree with the list? Let us know.

NowPublic is a news sharing community that relies on
stories, photos, & videos from people like you.

Would you be interested in sharing your work with our
members? If so, or to learn more about this request please
click the link below.

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Thanks very much for your time and if you have any
questions or run into any problems please feel free to
email me.

Thanks,
Kaitlin

My reply to her as below:

Switzerland had the widest range of watches

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Below are my favourite cities:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/oynque

I like Ginza of Tokyo because it's widespread usage of technology. Rows of ladies in the doorsteps greeting you at the shopping centre.http://images.google.com/imgres?.
High standard and classy place.

Zurich of Swiss. For it's least negativity, lots their houses are decorated with flowers. I was captivated by the beautiful wooden houses near Lake Lucerne.
http://www.freefoto.com/browse.jsp?id=1303-24-17

http://www.offrench.net/photos/gallery-5_photo-654.php

Paris the concorde. The place have lots of high fashion and stylish food. The ladies dressed stylishly and like to walk their dogs around the street. France is one of the countries that had the most tourists.
http://www.davidphenry.com/Paris/paris061.htm
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lumendipity/
At Nice France I found some of the most beautiful & spectacular views around the seafronts. Lots of beautiful houses and luxurious yachts.

Monte Carlo, Monaco the tour manager said there is no need for any securities. It's a place where the rich and famous including many hollywood celebrities had their holiday houses and beautiful yachts there. I seen lots of beautiful ladies dressed in high fashion there. The place overall look very classy.

http://images.google.com/imgres?

I like Milan because the skills and designs. The combinations of marbles, wood and lighting effects which they decorated the shop houses which I find very classy.
http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Italy/Lombardy/Milan-

Vancouver Canada. The cities shops came in various shapes, sizes, and colours, each of them are very unique and had their own individual characteristics. I like the way they design their shops, which is very stylish.
http://www.trailcanada.com/photos/vancouver-downtown.asp

Piccadilly circus of London, in the middle of five junctions, very colourful and thriving with numerous nicely designed Chinese restaurants.

San Francisco Chinatown, huge varieties of goods- electrical, herbs and delicious Chinese food shops. The place is very liberal and able to accommodates lots of outlandish ideas.

I came across this article by Nowpublic.com, lots of beautiful cities, don't miss it:
http://www.pps.org/info/gps/60places

I saw these beautiful photos about a cities in Spain I was captivated by it, I didn't go there:
http://www.pps.org/great_public_spaces/one?public_place_id=59#

This blog featured 23 best places: http://www.modelalive.com/blog/the-most-23-best-places-in-the-world/


Sunday, July 8, 2007

Overcoming great odds- Some inspiring stories

We had tendencies to give excuses of our weakness and failures, like I am too old, I don't have money to start business, I had failed a lot of times. I had these handicap or that etc.
Read some of the incredible experiences of turning all their obstacles into great successes.

You might think that you had failed lots of time.

Joe Girard, who changed 40 jobs, mostly been fired. When he was young he frequently got scolding and beating from his father. Later he found his niche as a car saleman . He able to turn this 40 failures into his futures success, with an all time record by selling 13,000 cars and become the world greatest saleman.http://www.joegirard.com/joegirardbio.html

If you think that you are too old and no money . Take a look at this incredible story:

Bankrupt at 72 Years Old, Millionaire Again at 82!

Reported in the Sunday Times (31st October 2006) entitiled ‘ 82-year-old Comeback Kid Bounces back from Bankruptcy’.


At the age of 72 years old, Lim Tow Yong was declared a BANKRUPT. The company he founded in the 1960s, Emporium Group Holdings which he built up to a sales revenue of $300 million has been crippled by the recession of the mid-80s and severe competition. His company chalked up debts of over $100 million.

Most people at the age of 72 would either be dead or half-dead. Instead of feeling sorry for himself, he picked himself up decided to START ALL OVER AGAIN at the age of 72. He began going back into the retail business by setting up joint ventures with partners in Sabah, Labuan and Brunei.

Ten years later, at the age of 82, he sold his 17 stores and supermarkets for $4.2 million making him a millionaire all over again!

Subsequently hold a feast to thanks all his employees, who stand behind him, in all those difficult years.

Reported by Straits Times. Emailed to me by Adam Khoo.


You might think you had handicap:

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a polio victim. He conducted his successfully all his campaigns from a wheelchair. And lead his country through numerous crises.http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/fr32.html