Thursday, September 4, 2008


I love you so much that words can't explain
this joy that I have for you.

When I am at the weakest point of my life
you are there encouraging me to run this race
because I am not only cause you are there with me.

You are on my mind day and night.

When we are apart I picture you gracious smile and gentle hug.

I can let my feelings out to you and won't regret it
because no matter what is you are always on my side.

I thank God for sending me someone like you who is precious and loving.

So I can truly say that you are the Angel of My Life!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

What Colors Mean

What Colors Mean

We live in a colorful world. In many countries, colors represent various holidays; they are also used to express feelings and enliven language. Find your favorite color and see what it means around the world.


For the ancient Romans, a red flag was a signal for battle.

Because of its visibility, stop signs, stoplights, brake lights, and fire equipment are all painted red.

The ancient Egyptians considered themselves a red race and painted their bodies with red dye for emphasis.

In Russia, red means beautiful. The Bolsheviks used a red flag as their symbol when they overthrew the tsar in 1917. That is how red became the color of communism.

In India, red is the symbol for a soldier.

In South Africa, red is the color of mourning.

It's considered good luck to tie a red bow on a new car.

In China, red is the color of good luck and is used as a holiday and wedding color. Chinese babies are given their names at a red-egg ceremony.

Superstitious people think red frightens the devil.

A “red-letter day” is one of special importance and good fortune.

In Greece, eggs are dyed red for good luck at Easter time.

To “paint the town red” is to celebrate.

Red is the color most commonly found in national flags.

In the English War of the Roses, red was the color of the House of Lancaster, which defeated the House of York, symbolized by the color white.

The “Redshirts” were the soldiers of the Italian leader Garibaldi, who unified modern Italy in the nineteenth century.

To “see red” is to be angry.

A “red herring” is a distraction, something that takes attention away from the real issue.

A “red eye” is an overnight airplane flight.

If a business is “in the red,” it is losing money.


Only one national flag is a solid color: the green flag of Libya.

Ancient Egyptians colored the floors of their temples green.

In ancient Greece, green symbolized victory.

In the highlands of Scotland, people wore green as a mark of honor.

Green is the national color of Ireland.

A “greenback” is slang for a U.S. dollar bill.

Green means “go.” When “all systems are green,” it means everything is in order.

The green room of a concert hall or theater is where performers relax before going onstage.

The “green-eyed monster” is jealousy.

A greenhorn is a newcomer or unsophisticated person.

Green is youthful.

Being “green around the gills” is looking pale and sickly.

Green with envy” means full of envy or jealousy.

A person with a “green thumb” is good at making plants grow.

A green, or common, is a town park.

Green is a healing color, the color of nature.


In ancient Rome, public servants wore blue. Today, police and other public servants wear blue.

In Iran, blue is the color of mourning.

Blue was used as protection against witches, who supposedly dislike the color.

If you are “true blue,” you are loyal and faithful.

Blue stands for love, which is why a bride carries or wears something blue on her wedding day.

A room painted blue is said to be relaxing.

“Feeling blue” is feeling sad. “Blue devils” are feelings of depression.

Something “out of the blue” is from an unknown source at an unexpected time.

A bluebook is a list of socially prominent people.

The first prize gets a blue ribbon.

A blue blood is a person of noble descent. This is probably from the blue veins of the fair-complexioned aristocrats who first used this term.

“Into the blue” means into the unknown.

A “bluenose” is a strict, puritanical person.

A “bluestocking” used to be a scholarly or highly knowledgeable woman.

The pharaohs of ancient Egypt wore blue for protection against evil.

The “blues” is a style of music derived from southern African-American secular songs. It influenced the development of rock, R&B, and country music.

Blue laws” are used to enforce moral standards.

A blue ribbon panel is a group of especially qualified people.


The Egyptian queen Cleopatra loved purple. To obtain one ounce of Tyrian purple dye, she had her servants soak 20,000 Purpura snails for 10 days.

In Thailand, purple is worn by a widow mourning her husband's death.

A “purple heart” is a U.S. military decoration for soldiers wounded or killed in battle.

Purple is a royal color.

Purple robes are an emblem of authority and rank.

Purple speech” is profane talk.

Purple prose” is writing that is full of exaggerated literary effects and ornamentation.

Leonardo da Vinci believed that the power of meditation increases 10 times when done in a purple light, as in the purple light of stained glass.

Purple in a child's room is said to help develop the imagination according to color theory.

Richard Wagner composed his operas in a room with shades of violet, his color of inspiration.


In Egypt and Burma, yellow signifies mourning.

In Spain, executioners once wore yellow.

In India, yellow is the symbol for a merchant or farmer.

In tenth-century France, the doors of traitors and criminals were painted yellow.

Hindus in India wear yellow to celebrate the festival of spring.

If someone is said to have a “yellow streak,” that person is considered a coward.

In Japan during the War of Dynasty in 1357, each warrior wore a yellow chrysanthemum as a pledge of courage.

A yellow ribbon is a sign of support for soldiers at the front.

Yellow is a symbol of jealousy and deceit.

In the Middle Ages, actors portraying the dead in a play wore yellow.

To holistic healers, yellow is the color of peace.

Yellow has good visibility and is often used as a color of warning. It is also a symbol for quarantine, an area marked off because of danger.

Yellow journalism” refers to irresponsible and alarmist reporting.


A white flag is the universal symbol for truce.

White means mourning in China and Japan.

Angels are usually depicted wearing white robes.

The ancient Greeks wore white to bed to ensure pleasant dreams.

The Egyptian pharaohs wore white crowns.

The ancient Persians believed all gods wore white.

A “white elephant” is a rare, pale elephant considered sacred to the people of India, Thailand, Burma, and Sri Lanka; in this country, it is either a possession that costs more than it is worth to keep or an item that the owner doesn't want but can't get rid of.

It's considered good luck to be married in a white garment.

White heat is a state of intense enthusiasm, anger, devotion, or passion.

To whitewash is to gloss over defects or make something seem presentable that isn't.

A “white knight” is a rescuer.

A white list contains favored items (as opposed to a blacklist).

A “whiteout” occurs when there is zero visibility during a blizzard.

A “white sale” is a sale of sheets, towels, and other bed and bath items.

A “whited sepulcher” is a person who is evil inside but appears good on the outside, a hypocrite.

White lightning” is slang for moonshine, a homebrewed alcohol.

A white room is a clean room as well as a temperature-controlled, dust-free room for precision instruments.

White water is the foamy, frothy water in rapids and waterfalls.


The ancient Egyptians and Romans used black for mourning, as do most Europeans and Americans today.

The “Blackshirts” were the security troops in Hitler's German army, also known as the S.S.

Black often stands for secrecy.

Black humor is morbid or unhealthy and gloomy humor.

A “blackhearted” person is evil.

If a business is “in the black,” it is making money.

A “blacklist” is a list of persons or organizations to be boycotted or punished.

Black is associated with sophistication and elegance. A “black tie” event is formal.

A black belt in karate identifies an expert.

A black flag in a car race is the signal for a driver to go to the pits.

A blackguard is a scoundrel.

The ancient Egyptians believed that black cats had divine powers.

Black lung is a coal miner's disease caused by the frequent inhaling of coal dust.

Blackmail is getting things by threat.

Black market is illegal trade in goods or money.

A black sheep is an outcast.

Blackwash” (as opposed to “whitewash”) is to uncover or bring out in the light.

A blackout is a period of darkness from the loss of electricity, for protection against nighttime air raids, or, in the theater, to separate scenes in a play.

When you “black out,” you temporarily lose consciousness.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

After Beckham won his 100th cap against France in Paris, here are the highs and lows of David Beckhams career:-

  • HIGH – David Beckham was taken on as a trainee in 1991
  • HIGH - 1992 makes his debut for Manchester United’s first team and is part of the side who win the FA Youth Cup.
  • HIGH - Signs professional contract at Old Trafford in 1993.
  • HIGH - In 1996 he collected a Premiership winners' medal and FA Cup winners' medal helping United win the double.
  • HIGH - Scores that memorable goal on opening day of the 1996 season at Wimbledon, lobbing goalkeeper Neil Sullivan from the halfway line.
  • HIGH - September 1996 makes his debut for England in the 3-0 World Cup qualifier win in Moldova.
  • LOW - Is quizzed by police a month later after Southampton fans allege he hitched up his shorts revealing his buttocks. Beckham denies the accusation and no action is taken.
  • HIGH - Collects another championship winners' medal in May 1997.
  • HIGH – Voted 1997 PFA Young Player of the Year.
  • HIGH - In July 1997, signs a £8million new five-year deal with United, and a sponsorship deal with Brylcreem, worth £1million.
  • LOW - Has bullets with his name carved on them sent to him through the post. Also complains to police that he has been targeted by a mysterious stalker who has lurked near his home and at the team's training ground.
  • HIGH - Picked for Glenn Hoddle's World Cup squad for France 98.
  • LOW - Left out of the starting line-up for England's opening two World Cup matches against Tunisia and Romania, as Hoddle says he is "unfocused".
  • HIGH - scores his first England goal from a free-kick after being recalled for third match against Colombia.
  • LOW – Probably Beckham’s darkest hour, sent off against Argentina for a retaliatory kick against Diego Simeone, and England go out on penalties. Angry England fans later hang an effigy of him in a United shirt outside a London pub.
  • HIGH - Signs new United deal and makes impressive start to new 1998 Premiership season.
  • HIGH – His first son Brooklyn is born.
  • LOW - Criticised by church leaders after appearing in a magazine photo-shoot draped in crucifixes.
  • HIGH - Helps Manchester United complete the famous treble of FA Cup, Premier League title and Champions League after United stage a remarkable late recovery to beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in Barcelona.
  • HIGH - Marries Victoria Adams in a lavish ceremony at Luttrellstown Castle in Ireland.
  • LOW - Caught on camera aiming a V-sign at Leeds fans after some of the visiting supporters sing offensive chants about Beckham's wife and child during league match at Old Trafford.
  • LOW – Victoria Beckham admits David likes to wear her underwear, but later claims it was a joke.
  • LOW - Sent off for a high challenge on Jose Milian as United are held to a 1-1 draw by Mexican club Necaxa in the opening game of the World Club Championship in Brazil.
  • LOW - Left out of Manchester United's team for the Premiership match against Leeds in February after reporting late for training because his son Brooklyn was ill.
  • HIGH – Picks up his fourth championship winner's medal as United win the title by a record 18 points in May 2000.
  • LOW - Aims gesture at abusive England fans following defeat in the opening game of Euro 2000 against Portugal. England bow out in group stages of the tournament.
  • HIGH – Stand-in boss Peter Taylor makes Beckham England captain for the November friendly with Italy in Turin.
  • HIGH - Sven-Goran Eriksson appointed Beckham the permanent captain when he took over as England boss in January 2001.
  • HIGH - Collects his fifth Premiership title with Manchester United in May 2001.
  • HIGH – Scores a superb last-minute free-kick equaliser in 2-2 draw against Greece in October which ensures England's World Cup qualification.
  • HIGH – Made the short-list for World Footballer of the Year in November.
  • HIGH - Voted the BBC's 2001 Sport Personality of the Year in December.
  • HIGH – Beckham finishes runner-up behind Luis Figo in World Footballer of the Year award.
  • HIGH - Scores a sensational goal from 30 yards to set United on the way to a 2-0 away success over Deportivo La Coruna in the Champions League quarter-final first leg.
  • LOW - His night is marred by a terrible tackle from Diego Tristan and is stretchered off with an ankle injury. It is later revealed he has suffered only bruising.
  • LOW - Beckham returns to the team for the return leg against Deportivo but hobbles off after breaking a bone in his foot following a tackle by Deportivo's Pedro Duscher.
  • HIGH - Makes rapid recovery to feature in the World Cup for England, scoring a memorable penalty winner against Argentina before a quarter-final defeat by Brazil.
  • HIGH - Wife Victoria gives birth to the couple's second son, Romeo.
  • LOW - Five men are arrested for allegedly plotting to kidnap his wife but later cleared.
  • LOW - Captains England in the first half of a humiliating 3-1 defeat by Australia at Upton Park.
  • LOW - Suffers a gash above his eye amid reports the injury was caused accidentally by a boot kicked by boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
  • LOW - Left out of the starting line-up for the crucial Champions League quarter-final second-leg clash with Real Madrid. He comes on as a second-half substitute and scores twice, but the damage has already been done and United lose 6-5 on aggregate.
  • HIGH – Wins another premiership title as United lift the trophy at Everton.
  • LOW - Less than two weeks later suffers suspected fractured thumb in 2-1 win over South Africa.
  • LOW - United accept bid from Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta on June 10, five days before election.
  • HIGH - Awarded an OBE in Queen's Birthday Honours list.
  • HIGH - United accept bid from Real Madrid and player agrees personal terms.
  • HIGH - Becomes an immediate favourite with Real Madrid supporters, scoring five times in his first sixteen games.
  • LOW - Real fail to win either the Spanish league or the Champions' League.
  • LOW - Former personal assistant Rebecca Loos claims she and Beckham had an extramarital affair.
  • LOW - England crash out of Euro 2004 at the quarter-final stage with Beckham missing two penalties along the way, the first against France in a 2-1 defeat, the second in a shoot-out defeat against hosts Portugal.
  • LOW - Makes the headlines again after claiming he deliberately elbowed Wales' Ben Thatcher to get a yellow card which means he is suspended for the next match of World Cup qualification, a match he would have missed anyway through injury.
  • HIGH - Becomes a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and is a part of London's successful bid to host the 2012 Olympics.
  • LOW - Another disappointing season with Real as they crash out of the Champions' League in the last sixteen and finish second to Barcelona in La Liga.
  • LOW - England and Beckham put in a poor performance against Northern Ireland in World Cup qualifying and lose 1-0.
  • LOW - Becomes the first player to be sent-off twice for England during a World Cup qualifier against Austria.
  • HIGH - Captains England for the 50th time during a 3-2 friendly victory over Argentina.
  • LOW – Sees Red two further times, as he is sent off twice for Real in league matches.
  • HIGH - Takes the free-kick which leads to Carlos Gamarra's own goal in England's 1-0 World Cup victory over Paraguay.
  • LOW - Two poor performances against Trinidad and Tobago and Sweden lead to calls from the English media for Beckham to be dropped.
  • HIGH - Scores the winner during England's 1-0 second round victory over Ecuador.
  • LOW - Substituted after an injury during England's penalty shoot-out exit to Portugal.
  • LOW – A tearful Beckham steps down as England captain.
  • LOW - Dropped by Steve McClaren from the 25 man squad to face Greece.
  • LOW - Struggles to get into the Real Madrid team on a regular basis under new boss Fabio Capello.
  • HIGH – Makes a shock announcement in January 2007 that he will leave Madrid in the summer when his contract expires and move to MLS side LA Galaxy.
  • HIGH - McClaren faced an embarrassing about turn to bring Beckham back albeit too late to save qualification for the European Championships.
  • LOW – New England boss Fabio Capello leaves Beckham out of his first England Squad to face Switzerland at Wembley. This would have been Beckham’s 100th England Cap.
  • HIGH – Beckham wins his 100th Cap against France in Paris, however England lose the game 1-0.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

On tears lonely lonely cry

On tears lonely lonely cry
You always shade on my mind
Even you had flied away
Left me alone in the night

On tears lonely lonely cry
No one can take that place
My first love you have to know
You’ve never gone in my heart

Oh why, oh why
I can’t forget your kiss goodbye
I want crying to you
Bring this pain from my life

On tears lonely lonely cry
My first love you have to know
The memory was closed
In my broken lonely heart

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Friday, November 16, 2007

Dhiraagu Introduces International Mobile Prepaid Roaming Service

Effective today 15 November 2007, Dhiraagu introduces International Roaming service for Prepaid Mobile customers. With this new development all Dhiraagu prepaid mobile customers could use roaming service while overseas. This is the first time in the Maldives that Prepaid mobile customers would be able to use their GSM phones abroad.

Dhiraagu prepaid customers will be able to use roaming facility with 195 operators in more than 80 countries. The initial phase of prepaid roaming would allow Dhiraagu prepaid mobile customers to send and receive SMS, receive calls and send call-me-back requests while roaming. Receiving calls while on roaming would be cheaper than making calls. In addition Dhiraagu prepaid customers can also send and receive MMS and use GPRS where these services are supported. Customers who want to recharge their prepaid mobile accounts while on roaming may use Dhiraagu recharge vouchers or simply recharge through Dhiraagu Quick Top-up or Quick Recharge service. To activate international roaming service, customers can simply send a blank SMS to 515. There is no monthly fee or deposit required. The roaming charges are determined by the visited country’s operator but there will be no charge for SMS received.

This service would be further enhanced during phase 2 that would allow Dhiraagu prepaid mobile customers to use their GSM phones to make calls. Phase 2 will be implemented shortly and rolled out on completion of bilateral tests where priority will be given to most popular destinations for local travellers. Countries from where outgoing call can be made will be updated on our website. Prepaid mobile roaming is another new service offered by Dhiraagu and is currently available in the Maldives exclusively to Dhiraagu customers.

Dhiraagu introduced International Roaming service to post-paid customers on 08 May 2000 and was initially provided to Singapore, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom. Currently Dhiraagu has international roaming facility with 215 operators in 86 countries across the world. Please visit view the list of countries for which prepaid roaming service is applicable and details on roaming charges.


You are never alone.

If you feel this way

It is only that you

Have closed the door today.

Your own special ones

Are always quite near,

To guide you and keep you

So walk without fear.

There are others on call,

Those you knew when

They were in physical form.

Ask them to visit now and then.

Even more important

Than those noted above

Is the Circle of Life

With all of It's Love:

Father Sun, Grandmother Moon,

Spirit Keepers, Mother Earth,

And all of our brothers

To whom she gives birth,

Crystals, soil, plain rocks,

All of our plant friends;

Four leggeds, winged ones,

Insects without end,

No leggeds, water dwellers;

Water, clouds, stars too,

All are of One Spirit,

And all are one with you.

All talk to you too;

But do you hear?

You can if you just

Open your inner ear.

Many spirit friends

Who are often nearby

Can be clearly seen when

You open your inner eye.

Even in a city

You can walk with Spirit.

Noise and bustle

Are really no deterrent.

See in lawn grass

Patterns of life, and

Light shimmer on a leaf

What a beautiful sight,

Feel a bud open

And then grow old;

Grandmother Moon's still

A wonder to behold.

Become one with a squirrel

And with birds on the fly.

Stand still, look up,

Float with clouds in the sky.

When your main attention

Is on the lesson today,

Or solving a problem,

Or all those bills to pay,

Let a part of yourself

Be free to roam

The Circle of Spirit,

of Life and Love.

It will be impossible to feel