Friday, July 29, 2011

Frostings - Part 2


Chocolate Garnach Topping.

Chocolate Garnach Frosting.
  • 1 cup dark chocolate drops. I use aprox. 200g good quality semi sweet or bitter sweet cooking chocolate.
  • 20g butter (softened)
  • 1/3 cup thickened cream
  1. Combine chocolate and butter in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat. I used the double boiler method so as to not overdo or burn the chocolate.
  2. Stir constantly until melted.
  3. Remove from heat, add cream and stir. Rest for 10 minutes. Mixture will be firm and velvety in consistency.

Enjoy! xoxoxo



Notes : 
  • You may double the recipe if required.
  • Butter in chocolate Garnach is to give it a nice shiny glaze
Next : Scones 





Thursday, July 28, 2011

Frostings - Part 1

Cream Cheese Frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting  (version 1)
  • 250 grams cream cheese, softened.
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • 2 cups icing sugar.
  1. Beat cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Add vanilla and beat well.
  3. Gradually add icing mixture and beat until frosting reaches desired consistency.



Cream Cheese Frosting (Version 2)
  • 12 ounces cream cheese.
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (icing sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, and beat at low speed until sugar is incorporated.
  2. Increase speed to medium high and beat until frosting is light and whipped, but not overbeat. Use to top cookies, cupcakes, or cakes.
Note : Because Malaysian weather can be a little too warm and humid, it would be best to use cold cheese instead of room temperature. You may add a little more icing sugar or fine sugar, omit the vanilla essence and do not overbeat. I would personally suggest version 1 though. That was used as in the photo shown. Version 2 turned out perfect in the cold weather of Europe.






Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Butter Cake Recipe & Variations


This is my personal favourite basic recipe 
for most flavours of Butter Cake.

Simple Butter Cake.
- makes one 8" round cake 
- recipe may be used for cupcakes as well.

Ingredients:

150gm butter 
- Use firm cold butter. I use 100gm pure butter and 50gm margarine. You may use a blend like Buttercup.
120 gm castor sugar 
- You can reduce it to 100gm if you find it a little too sweet. The original recipe in fact was 150gm.
3 medium eggs 
- aprox. 50gm each.
150 gm self raising flour
- sieve
2-3 tabsp milk
1 tsp vanilla essence

Method :

Cream butter and sugar on high speed till smooth and color changed to a lighter tone.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each add.
Add the flour and alternate with the liquid ingredients.
Fold in with a spatula and after the final add, beat for a short while on slow speed just to make sure that all ingredients are mixed well. Pour into caked pan or fill cupcake cases (1/2 or 2/3 full). Bake on center rack at 180°C for 20-25 minutes, depending on your oven. (every oven varies).

Variations:

To make Chocolate Butter cake, just cut down the flour by 50gm and add 50gm cocoa powder. Sieve cocoa and flour together.

To make a really moist chocolate version, just add 2-3 tabsp of sour cream into your batter.

For Orange butter Cake, replace the milk with juice of 1 orange and a bit of orange rind OR add in 1 tsp of orange paste.

To make Oreo cupcakes, just add some crushed oreo to your batter. You can reduce the amount of flour just a little so the texture does not become too heavy.

Similarly, You may variate the flavors by substituting the milk with different paste flavors such as yam, etc.

You may also add some raisins or chopped fruit such as canned pineapple, peaches, cherries etc. (aprox 50gm)


Enjoy! xoxoxo


Next : Cream Cheese Frosting 





Don't Compare me to Her.


Ladies, Do not ever make the mistake of keeping silent when someone constantly puts you down and belittles you by comparing you to another. You are valuable, remember that and You do not deserve to be treated with such disrespect!

If any man were to compare you to another woman, his sister, his mother or anyone at all.....then he is not worth being with at all and he never loved you for who you were to begin with. Say this to him and make your stand! : " I am Me. I am not Her. Don't compare me to Her. I am my own person. Don't compare me to ANYone. I deserve respect…and I deserve better"

Any man who does this to a woman is in actual fact a very insecure man who hides behind his ugly bully traits. He is heartless and has no respect for you.


"You're valuable just because you exist. Not because of what you do, or what you have done, but simply because you are you." 


"A guy that can accept your flaws, love you unconditionally, kiss you on your worse and call you beautiful no matter what.... is a guy worth loving." 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Happiness

People spend a lifetime searching for happiness


Friday, July 8, 2011

Plant Good Thoughts Daily


Do not worry about negative thoughts and do not try to control them. All you have to do is begin to think good thoughts each day. Plant as many good thoughts as you can in each day. As you begin to think good thoughts you will attract more and more good thoughts, and eventually the good thoughts will wipe out the negative thoughts altogether.






Thursday, July 7, 2011

Emotional Manipulation







Emotional manipulation is a nasty game that certain people play to get their way. They seek control yet do it in a very subtle way. This kind of behavior messes with the victims minds and leaves them in an unseen trap that could be very dangerous to mental and emotional health. We have to be careful in our dealings and relationships to avoid being taken for a ride by such people who manipulate for their own selfish interests.

People who manipulate others have difficulty in maintaining good interpersonal relationships. It all boils down to insecurities of not wanting to lose the control and power. Emotional Manipulators are not mentally dysfunctional or disturbed to not know what they are doing. They know exactly what they are doing and also have complete control over their actions. 

Be careful of the ones who twist things around and the ones who make you feel sorry for them... or put you down so much to make you feel guilty for something you never did. They are masters of twisting words and situations around to point the blame at others.

They will use guilt, anger, deception, intimidation, control and power into their game at some point. They will be evasive, elusive and emotionally unavailable. There is no love, only Lust. Sadly many people mistake the lust for love and fall prey to this tactic.

Giving you the guilt trip or demeaning you - they will also keep you guessing by alternating between excesses of affection and charm and coldness or anger. If you tend to feel stressed, have to watch your every word and feel resentful when dealing with someone, then you are probably in a manipulative relationship.

An emotional manipulator portrays a willing helper. Turn down generous offers of help, money etc. from such a person. Almost always they do not make it a rule to ‘give’ unless it is something that is going to benefit them or to get you to do/behave the way they want you to, control you and keep you exactly where they want. They use these gifts they give to get something out of you. They feel you owe them. Say no to manipulative demands calmly and rationally. Learn to say NO.

Hold your ground and do not let the manipulator take advantage of you. If you start to resist manipulation or don’t fall for sob stories anymore the manipulator might press the right buttons to rock your boat, working on your weaknesses - do not give in to this no matter how hard he tries..be calm and do not give him the chance to thrive on your anger or emotional imbalance. 

If you ask a manipulator to do something they will almost always agree - that is IF they didn’t volunteer to do it first, and when the time comes, they will come up with some excuse or rather, and very smartly, they will weave themselves out of it and turn it around and try to make it seem like they really want to help you but make you feel guilty and unreasonable.

Manipulators tend to be friendly and at their best behavior with our family and friends...they can be quite charming even. This deception is how they manage to win out and make you look like the crazy and bad one when you start to fight back and resist their control.

Be weary of anyone who regularly plays the victim. Don't make excuses for the manipulator's insecurities - know that this is part of their manipulative strategy. If you are sick..they will put up an act that they are ill too…but only far more ill than yourself…..it's all about getting the spotlight onto themselves to get sympathy and a way to control you. It's difficult to feel connected to a manipulator like this. If you call their bluff they turn the tables round and say that you are the selfish one and it's always about you - Do not bother to prove otherwise and just walk away.

Challenge their lies and half truths with logic instead of emotion. Maintain boundaries to distance yourself emotionally in order to deal with their 'game' - learn to detach your emotions for your sanity and survival.

Be prepared for a tough fight, they will never give up control without a fight. They will accuse you of being mean and uncaring - they may become worse or totally withdraw….either way, stand firm and don't get defensive or take the bait.

Emotional manipulators fight dirty and do not deal with things directly. They will talk around behind your back and eventually put others in the position of telling you what they would not say themselves. It's a subtle and passive aggressive way of letting you know that they are not happy about you or something you did.

They have no sense of accountability. They take no responsibility for themselves or their behavior - it is always about what everyone else has "done to them". If an emotional manipulator said YES or promises you something - make them accountable for it. Do NOT buy into the sighs and subtleties or sad hints - if they don’t want to do it, make them tell you up front - or just ignore their ploys and walk away.

Manipulators use words as their weapon. They know exactly what to say and how to say it to get what they want. They may act as though they care, but they are good at acting and display fits of anger but in actual fact they are not angry at all. It's just a ploy to control you.

You will start to doubt yourself and even your sanity -- emotional manipulation is a form of mental abuse to make you doubt yourself. This way it is always them to be right and to get their way. They always need to be in control. When you break these chains and walk away, they will fight back hard and if you stand your ground, most tend to slowly but surely replace you for some poor soul who they CAN control. 

They weave a subtle web of lies. There is no use in trying to be honest with an emotional manipulator. You will only find yourself trapped and fall victim to their lies and manipulation. The only way of saving yourself is to check for inconsistencies and recognizing bluff. Be slow in trusting.

Do not let somebody else think for you but think yourself! Try not to let anger, lust, greed and lies cloud your logic. Discretion, patience and good judgment will help you to avoid manipulative traps.

If you are around such people long enough, you tend to lose your identity gradually and everything you do would be the way they want it and not because you want it. You would be nothing but a puppet. They don't play fair. If you are deep into a manipulative relationship and not brave enough to walk away, then you tend to fight back or survive by using the same manipulative tactics on them. Many times it ends in sadness or violence and even divorce if it is a spouse. The only way to fight back and win over this is to build your self esteem and confidence to break away from their chains of control. 

The manipulator may or may not realize  their error - if they are willing to change and come to appreciate you without control then that’s all well and good, and you are in control of yourself again....but if not, then it would be best that you get out of the relationship before great damage is done emotionally and mentally. Remember, You have a choice and you owe it to yourself to have a normal, sane and happy life without anyone controlling you.

Do not sacrifice your feelings even if you have kids...do not make the kids as an excuse to remain because you are doing them more harm by remaining. A relationship should NEVER be one sided. In time your kids will understand, come to terms with it and learn that you are human with feelings and need to be treated as such with love and RESPECT. In fact, you would be saving them from having long term damaging hangups and even protecting them from learning by example to become Manipulators themselves. 

Remember, when Emotional Manipulation reaches a certain point, it is a form of Mental Abuse. Mental Abuse is extremely painful for any person to endure. According to Wikepedia "Psychological abuse, also referred to as emotional abuse, is a form of abuse characterized by a person subjecting or exposing another to behavior that is psychologically harmful." The first step is to recognize that you are a victim of mental abuse and get out of this abusive relationship. The next step is to get counseling as soon as you can.

Footnotes :
Manipulation is not the same as influence. Influence recognizes the rights and boundaries of other people, and it is based on direct, honest communication. Influence recognizes the integrity of the other person, including the right not to go along with the attempted persuasion. Manipulation, on the other hand, depends on covert agendas and an attempt to control another person into giving in.

Learn to forgive because forgiveness heals. You are not doing it for the opressor, you are doing it for yourself. You are not responsible for the behavior of the manipulator; you are entitled to your own thoughts, feelings and opinions. No one has the right to abuse you for having a mind. Do not lose your identity...have faith in God and in yourself.

Are you being Manipulated? 

Manipulators work in hidden ways. It is sometimes difficult to know that you are being manipulated,but then your frustration with this person grows over time and you know that something must be wrong with relationship. You may feel pulled toward the manipulator, but then repulsed by this person at same time. These relationships are generally conflict ridden. You may find yourself in a double bind.

If you go along with the manipulation, you feel angry and if you drop the relationship, you feel guilty.It may seem that you cannot win.

When manipulators manipulate us, they deprive us of our own accurate reading of reality. When they tell a lie, they provide as alternate reality to us, and we make decisions that may be to their advantage, but it may not be a decision we would make if we knew all the facts.


Related Link : Apps by Awareness


Traits of those who are vulnerable in being manipulated

  1. You feel useful and loved only when you can take care of the needs of other people.  
  2. You need to have the approval and acceptance of other people.
  3. You fear expressing negative emotions.
  4. You are unable to say no.
  5. You lack a firm sense of your own self. 
How to Deal with Manipulation.
  1. Focus on changing yourself, not the manipulator.
  2. Assess the worth of this relationship to you. 
  3.  Use assertiveness techniques to change the nature of the relationship.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Today is Precious, Live NOW



Each Minute of Today is Precious.


Don't dwell on the past or worry about the future for too long. Right now is life....Live it! 

I am by nature a worrier. However, a life of half a century worth of mistakes, wrong choices and an attack of major depression has taught me that it gets us no where to worry or dwell on the past or future. The present is what matters and we should take control of it and live it now. We have to make the best of it because we do not know if we would even be alive tomorrow and we cannot bring back yesterday - The past is the past, accept it as a learning experience and move on, and the future is a new beginning to embrace when it arrives.

Negative thoughts can lead you to depression and it can be very fatal if not kept in check. Medication and treatment can only help so much and has its limits and also downfalls. God gave us a powerful tool to take control of our situation..and that tool is our mind. You would be amazed at how powerful our minds can be. You have to want it sincerely, and with that the mind can take over and remove those negative thoughts. We have the ability to turn negative thinking into positive thinking. When you find yourself in this spiral of negative thoughts, stop it in it's tracks by putting happy thoughts in your mind and FOCUS on it. If you give in to negativity, your whole day ends up miserable. Don't let life get you down…remember, Life is too short to waste on anything that harms our well being. 

Life is full of failures….everyone fails at something at some point in their lives. We are human, we make mistakes and not all of our goals will be reached the way we want or when we want it to, and with this we will be disappointed and even angry. To turn a bad negative situation into a positive one, we should never focus on why, where or how we went wrong. …we have to focus on what we can and will do better in the future. Place good happy thoughts in your mind and focus on it…like a beautiful place, a loved one that makes you happy….a fun moment or anything that is positive. 

Learn from mistakes and take it as an opportunity…failure is a good teacher. We need to realize this in order to remove the negative; our minds have the power to do it. Each minute of today is precious, don't waste it. Don't miss what is happening now with yesterday's mistakes or the unknown future, or you will be busy looking back at this moment and wondering why you wasted it. Just ponder on this : Stress is not caused by the stressor, it is caused by our reaction to it.








Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Cupcakes - Tips for Baking Perfect Cupcakes.


You can use any cake recipe to make cupcakes. Typically, cupcakes bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. (180°C).  However, not everyone's oven is the same and I would advise you to monitor your first batch closely. You can tell if cupcakes are done when they spring back when touched.

Ways to bake cupcakes :
  1. Baking in a pan with a dark or non-stick surface : lower the recommended recipe temperature by 25°F to avoid overbrowning. Dark pans give your cakes a darker finish when baked at 350°F.
  2. Baking in Cups create a pretty fluted surface and allow you to bake without grease or pan spray. They also help keep cupcakes from drying out. Be sure to spread cups evenly in pan cavities and check that cups are level before filling. When using foil cups, remove paper liners, if included, before filling and baking; liners are included to help separate the thin foil cups.
  3. Silicone cups are oven-safe flexible cups. It’s easy to see how much fun they are to serve in, with their unique shapes and exciting colors; prepare cups with non-stick pan spray before baking. Always place cups on a cookie sheet or sheet pan for level baking and easy removal from oven. You may need to add more baking time for some shapes. To remove cupcakes, invert cup and apply gentle pressure to the bottom while gently peeling cup away. (Tip from Wilton)

Preparation
  1. As a general rule, most cake recipes or mixes will work for cupcakes.
  2. Simply adjust the baking time for the smaller portions and test by inserting a toothpick during baking. (This mainly applies if it is your first time for a specific recipe)
  3. Proper measuring of ingredients is the key to perfectly baked cupcakes.
  4. For dry ingredients, spoon into nesting measuring cups, overfilling the top first, then level it by running a spatula along the top.
  5. For wet ingredients, it would be best to use glass measuring cups. Pour to the exact level needed.
  6. Line cupcake pans with cupcake papers, or grease the pans.
  7. Even non-stick pans must be prepared before baking. Prepare pan cavities by spraying with non-stick vegetable oil pan spray or coat with vegetable shortening and flour for perfect release without sticking.
  8. Mix thoroughly but don't overmix. Over-mixing can cause your cupcakes to taste chewy and flat.
  9. After mixing the batter and just before filling the cups, gently fold in sprinkles, chopped nuts, chocolate chips, fruit, crushed hard candy etc.

Filling Cupcakes :

  • Fill the cups 1/2 to 2/3 of the way -- ( Too little causes cupcakes to burn or dry out, and too much will cause batter to spill, drip, or not cook thoroughly). 
  • After filling the cups let them rest for 2-5 minutes to let the batter settle evenly.
Options:  
  1. Decorating bag - The best way to add the batter is to squeeze it into the cup using a decorating bag. Just fill the bag about halfway with batter, and squeeze perfect portions into your cups. Using a bag will give you better control, especially when making mini cupcakes. The bag keeps batter from spilling over the cavities.
  2. Ice cream scoop - a standard ice cream scoop in half-circle shape with lever handle. 
  3. Spoon - use a heaping tablespoon. Fill cavity ½ to 2/3 full.
  4. Measuring cup - to give you a small and convenient container into which to put the batter. 

Baking
  1. Know your oven. 
  2. Always preheat Oven
  3. Set a timer so that you don't forget about your cupcakes.
  4. Place your cupcake pan in the very center of your oven.  If your oven tends to cook items more that are towards the back, then rotate your cupcake pan halfway through the cooking time.  If you absolutely have to bake 2 pans of cupcakes at one time, make sure you switch cupcake pans halfway through the cooking time. 
  5. Bake cupcakes for the minimum time suggested, then test them to see if they're done.
  6. Cupcakes are done when you can insert a toothpick into the middle of one and it comes out clean and dry.
  7. Always wear oven mitts when removing cupcake pans from the oven.
  8. Place cupcake pan on cooling rack for at least 5 minutes.
  9. Remove cupcakes from the pan and place them back on the rack to cool further.
  10. Let the cupcakes cool completely before frosting them.
  11. Serve and enjoy cupcakes the same day they are made for optimum richness, moistness, and flavor.

Frosting Tips
  1. If you use a ready mix, freeze then defrost unfrosted cupcakes made before decorating; they hold up better and are more moist after a few days in the freezer.
  2. Before you begin icing and decorating cupcakes, make sure they are completely cooled.
  3. If you're icing cupcakes, first brush them lightly with your fingers to remove any loose crumbs.
  4. Place a dollop of icing in the center of the treat you want to ice. Using a table knife, make short strokes to spread the icing from the top of the dollop - this keeps crumbs from getting in the icing.
  5. If your icing is difficult to spread, dip the knife in hot water.
  6. Try using decorations other than candy, such as cereal, pretzels, chips, etc.
  7. For special birthday cupcakes, ice each one, then place a hard candy ring or gummy ring on top and stand a candle in the center of each one.
  8. If you will be adding sprinkles to your frosted cupcakes, add the sprinkles immediately, or the frosting will harden and the sprinkles will not stick to it.

How to Store Cupcakes
  1. Cool cupcakes completely before covering to keep tops from becoming sticky (about 30 minutes).
  2. Cover cupcakes that will be frosted later loosely so the tops stay dry. If covered tightly, they become sticky and difficult to frost.
  3. Store cupcakes with a creamy-type frosting loosely covered with foil, plastic wrap or waxed paper or under a cake safe.
  4. Refrigerate cupcakes with whipped cream toppings or cream fillings.
  5. Frost cupcakes with fluffy frosting on the day they are to be served.
  6. Freeze cupcakes two to three months, tightly wrapped.
  7. Can keep overnight unrefrigerated. Do not frost them until ready to serve/display. If you store them in an airtight container, they will keep longer and stay very moist.
  8. Fridge- 1- 2 days at most. If storing in the fridge, you can decorate first.  If more than 2 days, Cupcakes become  hard as a rock because the moisture would be gone, not taste good and the liners will start separating from the cupcake - best would be in an airtight container.
  9. To prevent frosting on frosted cupcakes from sticking, freeze cupcakes uncovered 1 hour, then insert a toothpick in the top of the cupcake, and tightly wrap.
  10. Thaw cupcakes in the refrigerator or on the countertop.
  11. When thawing on the countertop, loosen or remove wrapping to prevent condensation.
  12. Decorating gel, hard candies and colored sugars do not freeze well because they tend to run during thawing.


Moist Cupcakes

  1. One trick I always use for moist chocolate cupcakes : mix some pudding mix in the batter; this creates heavenly moist cupcakes.
  2. Use paper cupcake liners to get moist cupcakes. This will help retain the moisture in your cupcakes because the liners hug and hold the cake together, reducing the drying effect. Skip the foil liners and the silicone cups if you want your cupcakes to stay moist.
  3. Including oil in your batter ensures your cupcake will be moist. However, because oil is all fat without any air or emulsifiers whipped into it, cupcakes tend to be dense. Using a combination of liquid fat and solid fat ensures your cupcakes be moist and airy. Replace 1/4 of the butter or shortening in your recipe with vegetable, canola or olive oil.
  4. Place your eggs in a bowl of 110-degree Fahrenheit water then cover the bowl with plastic wrap so your eggs are at an optimal temperature for beating. Beating warm eggs will produce well-risen, moist cupcakes. Combining the sugar, fats and eggs together aerates the fats, dispersing them well throughout your batter so your cupcakes are moist.
  5. When combining your dry mixture with your wet mixtures, set your electric beater to the lowest setting. Beat your batter just until it is partially combined. Finish incorporating the mixture with a rubber spatula so you do not overbeat the cupcake batter. This helps keep your cupcakes moist and soft as they bake and cool.
  6. Butter and shortening are solid fats that must NOT melt prior to adding them to your batter. When you press your thumb into a stick of butter it should offer some resistance so your thumb does not sink down easily. All fats coat the protein and starch molecules in your flour. As the solid fats melt while your cupcakes bake, they produce air and steam so your cupcakes are moist and tender. Replace 1/4 of the butter in your recipe with shortening.
  7. Emulsifiers keep mixtures of oil and water well blended so they do not separate. They also enhance the strength and the flexibility of the protein molecules in flour. This means that as your cupcakes cook, the batter can hold air very well so you end up with a nicely textured, moist cupcake. 
  8. Egg yolks and mayonnaise contain emulsifiers and fat. Consider adding a ½ cup of mayonnaise to your cupcake batter if you are batter does not include oil. The mayonnaise adds fat and emulsifiers without thinning out your batter, producing a very moist cupcake.



Monday, July 4, 2011

Funny Women!

A Little Humour for Today ! :)

The Back Seat Driver
BACKSEAT DRIVER (noun)
MeaningA meddler who insists on giving unwanted advice
Classified under : Nouns denoting people
meddler (an officious annoying person who interferes with others)

A wife was making a breakfast of fried eggs for her husband. Suddenly, her husband burst into the kitchen. 'Careful,' he said, 'CAREFUL! Put in some more butter! Oh my gosh! You're cooking too many at once. TOO MANY! Turn them! TURN THEM NOW! We need more butter. Oh my gosh! WHERE are we going to get MORE BUTTER? They're going to STICK! Careful. CAREFUL! I said be CAREFUL! You NEVER listen to me when you're cooking! Never! Turn them! Hurry up! Are you CRAZY? Have you LOST your mind? Don't forget to salt them.. You know you always forget to salt them. Use the! Salt. USE THE SALT! THE SALT!' The wife stared at him. 'What in the world is wrong with you? You think I don't know how to fry a couple of eggs?' The husband calmly replied, 'I just wanted to show you what it feels like when I'm driving.'

Don't Be a Back Seat Driver !

It's no Good Getting Older if you Don't get Wiser :)


A mature (over 50) lady gets pulled over for speeding…

Older Woman: Is there a problem, Officer?
Officer: Ma’am, you were speeding.
Older Woman: Oh, I see.
Officer: Can I see your license please?
Older Woman: I’d give it to you but I don’t have one.
Officer: Don’t have one?
Older Woman: Lost it, 4 years ago for drunk driving.
Officer: I see…Can I see your vehicle registration papers please.. 
Older Woman: I can’t do that.
Officer: Why not? 
Older Woman: I stole this car.
Officer: Stole it?
Older Woman: Yes, and I killed and hacked up the owner.
Officer: You what? 
Older Woman: His body parts are in plastic bags in the trunk if you want to see.
The Officer looks at the woman and slowly backs away to his car and calls for back up. Within minutes 5 police cars circle the car. A senior officer slowly approaches the car, clasping his half drawn gun.
Officer 2: Ma’am, could you step out of your vehicle please!The woman steps out of her vehicle.
Older woman: Is there a problem sir?
Officer 2: One of my officers told me that you have stolen this car and murdered the owner.
Older Woman: Murdered the owner? 
Officer 2: Yes, could you please open the trunk of your car, please.
The woman opens the trunk, revealing nothing but an empty trunk.
Officer 2: Is this your car, ma’am?
Older Woman: Yes, here are the registration papers.
The officer is quite stunned.
Officer 2: One of my officers claims that you do not have a driving license.
The woman digs into her handbag and pulls out a clutch purse and hands it to the officer.
The officer examines the license. He looks quite puzzled.
Officer 2: Thank you ma’am, one of my officers told me you didn’t have a license, that you stole this car, and that you murdered and hacked up the owner.
Older Woman: Bet the liar told you I was speeding, too.

Don’t Mess With Mature Ladies! 








Saturday, July 2, 2011

When you listen to your intuition it connects you with a greater knowledge.


Presence of Gaia - Art by Josephine Wall.
My intuition never fails me, it's just a matter of whether I choose to accept it or not. When you listen to your intuition it connects you with a greater knowledge. Sometimes the truth of our intuition scares us and we choose to ignore it to have peace of mind and to not be hurt with the reality of what it has revealed. However, time has a way of healing and then strengthening us to do what is right for our own good eventually. It's a pity though that people do not listen to us when we tell them that we know certain things and warn them to not cross the line with the reality of a specific situation. It's sad when such people do not take heed and think it's only a coincidence with a person who has very strong intuition. Everyone has intuition, but only some of us have it very strong. I always believe though, that if we do what is right and remain on the right path, God guides us to do whats right, removes the bad from our lives and all ends well, God Willing.


"It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover." - Henri Poincare


The inner voice :
  • I sensed it.
  • I felt the odds were in my favor/or not 
  • It seemed like I was thinking it in my subconscious or something like that.
  • Deep down, it was like a warning or something. 
  • The last time I got this feeling, it was like lightning struck me with a bang! 
  • I don't really know...hmm..I guess it was like coming from my heart or gut.


Quotes on Intuition

  "Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself." - Oprah Winfrey 

"Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level." - Dr. Joyce Brothers

"Your time is limited, don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinion drown your own inner voice. Everything else is secondary." - Steve Jobs

"The more and more each is impelled by that which is intuitive, or the relying upon the soul force within, the greater, the farther, the deeper, the broader, the more constructive may be the result." - Edgar Cayce

"I feel there are two people inside me -- me and my intuition. If I go along against her, she'll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely." - Kim Basinger

"Intuition is the supra-logic that cuts out all the routine processes of thought and leaps straight from the problem to the answer." - Robert Graves

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." - Albert Einstein

"You must train your intuition. You must trust the small voice inside which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide." - Ingrid Bergman

"Conclusions arrived at through reasoning have very little or no influence in altering the course of our lives."- Carlos Casteneda

"Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next." - Jonas Salk

"Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data." - John Naisbitt

"A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something." - Frank Capra

"It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It's my partner." - Jonas Salk

"All human knowledge thus begins with intuitions, proceeds thence to concepts, and ends with ideas." - Immanuel Kant

"Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's- Billy Wilder

"It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover." - Henri Poincare





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