Thursday, December 15, 2005 

After I have thoroughly scanned the draw for fifa world cup 2006, teams that would need some luck are Argentina, Netherlands, Czech Republic and Italy. Obviously, Germany and England are in easy groups.

Who would get the world cup? Which team would become Champion?
Well, in my opinion, my favourite team for this world cup is Germany. They have a great history and now they are host, so I think momentum might be in their favor. Some of you may think Brazil, some like England. But I think not this time. Of course, we are guessing.

Source : Fifa

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 

“This tape will self-destruct in five seconds”

Familiar with that phrase? Yes, of course, it is from Mission Impossible. But you can do that in reality if you are in UK for now. But Barnum chief exec and co-founder of Staellium UK said the company will begin rolling out the technology in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. in early 2006

“This tape will self-destruct in five seconds” became a household phrase thanks to a new innovation – called StealthText launched by Staellium UK Ltd.

Registering is done through sending the text word 'stealth' to 80880, and costs £5 for ten self-destructing messages.

Some people are already worried that this service will be primarily used by unfaithful spouses rather than businessmen, and they might be right.

Last year messages sent by David Beckham to Rebecca Loos caused the England soccer star much embarrassment. At least that kind of events might not be repeated.

Ready for the new technology?

Monday, December 12, 2005 

It might be a harsh feeling when the Neville brothers meet at Old Trafford. But this time, they are on different sides, different uniform. The game result ( ManUtd 1-1 Everton ) might make them feel good.
They two fought together a lot of matches, but now they have to fight each other for Manchester United or Everton.
That's the life of football.

Source : Soccernet


Well, actually I was a little surprised when my friend told me about this game. It's a kind of puzzle ( actually mind game ) called "God Tower".
It contains some picture and some hints. Usually web page title is a lot of hints.

Your objective is to advance to next level by type a password you got from pictures and hints. To get a password, you need to think. It's a kinda fun. I am sure you will love it.

And remember to type every password in non-capitalized letters! First level annoyed me a lot until I realised that.

Still confused? why don't you play it.


First two levels are very easy. At level 3, the game really begins. Once again, try it and you will love it.

Sunday, December 11, 2005 

Starting in January, Patrick Henry High School students will use their thumbs for more than just handling food during lunch.

That is very modernized cafeteria, isn't it? I would love to have lucnch in that kind of cafeteria.

The Roanoke high school has installed a biometric thumbprint reader in its new cafeteria, which will go into use starting Jan. 2, when students return from winter break.

The reader will replace the current system, in which students punch in a six-digit identification number to pay for their lunch. It's intended to eliminate mistakes that sometimes occur when students tap in their numbers, said Patrick Henry Principal Gary Leah.

Source : Roanoke


I have come across several sites around the net. This one is pretty cool. It has several categories and good quality pictures.


The 30GB Zen Vision: M, which the company said it designed to give Apple's iPod some creative competition, offers a number of features including MP3 and video player, photo viewer and FM tuner.

The Vision: M, which includes a vertical touch pad, boasts a 2.5-inch high-res 262,144 color LCD display. The device weighs about five ounces and measures in at 4.1" x 2.4" x 0.7".

In terms of multimedia, the Vision: M PMP offers video, MP3 and photo capabilities. It also has plenty of memory for storing thousands of photos, up to 15,000 songs or 120 hours of video.

Source : Creative

Friday, December 09, 2005 

These lists are based on Choice magazine survey of nearly 12,000 people

Useless gifts
The worst present to give was an electric ice shaver.
The second was an ice cream maker
The third was a foot spa.
-electric can openers
-aromatherapy diffusers
-hair removal appliances (apparently they were too painful),
-heated rollers
-hair curling wands
-waffle iron
-bread maker

Useful gifts
The most useful gift was toasters
The second - kettles
The third - hand-held mixers
-the hairdryer
-the sandwich maker
-jaffle iron
-the bench top mixer
-the handheld blender

I'm just amazed that why a haemorrhoid shaver is not a number one for useful gifts.
A haemorrhoid shaver are devices that are commonly used by Year 12 students, or others studying for final exams. After a while, the stress and strain creates a situation whereby unwanted hair migrates towards the point of most pressure. And that can be really worrying around Christmas time.

Thursday, December 08, 2005 

It's a kind of weird drive. When you asked for thumb drive, you might not expect this.

Check here for more weird usb drives.


As we are in December now, some of you might want to say "Merry Christmas" to your intergalatic friends in their languages. Here is "Merry Christmas" in 100+ languages.

Afrikaans - Geseende Kerfees en 'n gelukkige nuwe jaar

Albanian - Gézuar Krishlindjet Vitin e Ri!

Amharic - Melkam Yelidet Beaal

Arabic - I'D Miilad Said ous Sana Saida

Aramaic - Edo bri'cho o rish d'shato brich'to!

Armenian - Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand

Aromunian - Crãciunu hãriosu shi unu anu nãu, bunu!

Azeri - Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun

Bahasa Malaysia - Selamat Hari Natal ( Old one )
Selamat Hari Kristmas ( Modern one )

Basque - Zorionak eta Urte Berri On!

Belorussian - Winshuyu sa Svyatkami i z Novym godam!

Bengali - Shuvo Baro Din - Shuvo Nabo Barsho

Bicolano - Maugmang Capascuhan asin Masaganang Ba-gong Taon!

Bohemian - Vesele Vanoce

Brazil (Portuguese) - "Feliz Natal" or "Boas Festas

Breton - Nedeleg laouen na bloav ezh mat

Bulgarian - Vasel Koleda; Tchestita nova godina!

Burmese - Pyaw Shwin Thaw Christmas Par!

Catalan - Bon nadal i feliç any nou!

Cantonese - Seng Dan Fai Lok, Sang Nian Fai Lok

Cebuano - Malipayong Pasko ug Bulahang Bag-ong Tuig!

Choctaw - Yukpa, Nitak Hollo Chito

Cornish - Nadelik looan na looan blethen noweth

Corsican - Bon Natale e Bon capu d' annu

Cree - Mitho Makosi Kesikansi

Creek - Afvcke Nettvcakorakko

Croatian - Sretan Bozic

Czech - Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok

Danish - Glædelig Jul og godt nytår

Duri - Christmas-e- Shoma Mobarak

Dutch - Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!

Egyptian - Colo sana wintom tiebeen

English - Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Eskimo - Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo!

Esperanto - Gajan Kristnaskon

Estonian - Rõõmsaid Jõulupühi Head uut aastat ( Merry Christmas & Happy New Year )

Euskera - Zorionak eta Urte Berri On

Faeroese - Gledhilig jól og eydnurikt nýggjár!

Farsi - Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad

Finnish - Hyvää Joulua or Hauskaa Joulua

Flemish - Zalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar

French - Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année!

Frisian - Noflike Krystdagen en in protte Lok en Seine yn it Nije Jier!

Friulian - Bon Nadâl e Bon An Gnûf

Gaelic - Nollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ur!

Galician - Bon Nadal e Bo Ani Novo

German - Froehliche Weihnachten und ein glückliches Neues Jahr!
"Fröhe Weihnachten" ( Alternative version )

Greek - Kala Christougenna Kieftihismenos O Kenourios Chronos

Greenlandic - Juullimi Ukiortaassamilu Pilluarit

Hausa - Barka da Kirsimatikuma Barka da Sabuwar Shekara!

Hawaiian - Mele Kalikimaka & Hauoli Makahiki Hou

Hebrew - Mo'adim Lesimkha. Shana Tova

Hindi - Shub Naya Baras

Hungarian - Kellemes Karácsonyi ünnepeket és Boldog Új Évet!"

Iban -Selamat Ari Krismas enggau Taun Baru

Icelandic - Gleðileg Jól og Farsaelt Komandi ár!

Ilocano - Naimbag a Pascua ken Naragsac nga Baro nga Tawen!

Indonesian - Selamat Hari Natal

Iraqi - Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah

Irish -Nollaig Shona Dhuit

Italian - Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo

Japanese - Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto

Jèrriais - Bouan Noué et Bouanne Année

Kadazan -Kotobian Tadau Do Krimas om Toun Vagu

Karelian - Rastawanke Sinun, Uvven Vuvenke Sinun

Korean - Sung Tan Chuk Ha

Krio - Appi Krismes en Appi Niu Yaa

Kurdish - Seva piroz sahibe u sersala te piroz be

Ladin - Bon Nadel y Bon Ann Nuef

Lappic - Buorit Juovllat ja Buorre Oddajahki

Latin - Natale hilare et Annum Nuovo!

Latvian - Prieci'gus Ziemsve'tkus un Laimi'gu Jauno Gadu!

Lausitzian - Wjesole hody a strowe nowe leto

Lithuanian - Linksmu Kaledu ir laimingu Nauju metu

Livian - Riiemlizi Talspividi ja pagin vonno udaigastos

Low Saxon - Heughliche Winachten un 'n moi Nijaar

Luxemburgish - Schéi Krëschtdeeg an e Schéint Néi Joer

Macedonian -Streken Bozhik

Malay - Selamat Hari Natal dan Tahun Baru

Malayalam - Puthuvalsara Aashamsakal

Maltese - Nixtieklek Milied tajjeb u is-sena t-tabja!

Mandarin - Sheng Dan Kuai Le, Xing Nian Kuai Le

Manx - Nollick ghennal as blein vie noa

Maori - Meri Kirihimete

Marathi - Shubh Naveen Varsh ( Happy New Year )

Mongolian - Zul saryn bolon shine ony mend devshuulye

Monogasque - Festusu Natale e Bona ana noeva

Norwegian - God Jul og Godt Nyttår

Occitan - Polit nadal e bona annada

Oriya - Sukhamaya christmass ebang khusibhara naba barsa

Pampamgo - Malugud Pascu at saca Masayang Bayung Banua!

Papiamento - Bon Pasco y un Feliz Aña Nobo

Papua New Guinea - Bikpela hamamas blong dispela Krismas na Nupela yia i go long yu

Pashto - De Christmas akhtar de bakhtawar au newai kal de mubarak sha.

Pennsylvania German - En frehlicher Grischtdaag unen hallich Nei Yaahr!

Persian - Crismas mobarak

Polish - Wesolych Swiat i Szczesliwego Nowego Roku.

Portuguese - Boas Festas e um feliz Ano Novo

Punjabi - Nave sal di mubaraka

Pushto - Christmas Aao Ne-way Kaal Mo Mobarak Sha

Raeto-Ramance - Bella Festas da zNadal ed in Ventiravel Onn Nov

Rapa-Nui - Mata-Ki-Te-Rangi. Te-Pito-O-Te-Henua

Rhetian - Bellas festas da nadal e bun onn

Romanche - Legreivlas fiastas da Nadal e bien niev onn!

Romani (GYPSY) - Bachtalo krecunu Thaj Bachtalo Nevo Bers

Romanian - Craciun fericit si un An Nou fericit!

Russian - Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva i s Novim Godom

Sambal - Maligayang Pasko at Masayang Ba-yon Taon!

Sami - Buorrit Juovllat

Samoan - La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou

Sardian - Felize Nadale e Bonu Cabuannu

Sardinian - Bonu nadale e prosperu annu nou

Scots Gaelic - Nollaig chridheil huibh

Serbian - Hristos se rodi

Serb-Croatian - Sretam Bozic. Vesela Nova Godina

Sicilian - Bon Natali e Prosperu Annu Novu !

Singhalese - Subha nath thalak Vewa. Subha Aluth Awrudhak Vewa

Sorbian - Wjesole hody a strowe Nowe leto.

Somali - ciid wanaagsan iyo sanad cusub oo fiican.

Slovakian - Vesele Vianoce a stastny novy rok

Slovak - Veselé Vianoce a šťastný nový rok

Slovene - Vesele bozicne praznike in srecno novo leto

Sorbian - Wjesole hody a strowe Nowe leto

Spanish - Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo

Surigaonon - Malipayon na pasko sanan bag-on tuig!

Swahili - ºKrismas Njema Na Heri Za Mwaka Mpyaº

Swedish - God Jul och Gott Nytt År

Sudanese - Wilujeng Natal Sareng Warsa Enggal

Tagalog - Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong Taon

Tamil - Nathar Puthu Varuda Valthukkal

Thai - Suksan Wan Christmas lae Sawadee Pee Mai

Tok Pisin - Meri Krismas & Hepi Nu Yia

Tongan - Kilisimasi Fiefia & Ta'u fo'ou monu ia

Trukeese - Neekirissimas annim oo iyer seefe feyiyeech!

Tswana - Keresemose o monate le masego a ngwaga o montsha

Turkish - Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun

Ukrainian - Veseloho Vam Rizdva i Shchastlyvoho Novoho Roku!

Urdu - Naya Saal Mubarak Ho

Vepsi - Rastvoidenke i Udenke Vodenke

Vietnamese - Chuc Mung Giang Sinh - Chuc Mung Tan Nien

Waray-Waray - Maupay nga Pasko ngan Mainuswagon nga Bag-o nga Tuig!

Welsh - Nadolig LLawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

Xhosa - Siniqwenelela Ikrisimesi EmnandI Nonyaka Omtsha Ozele Iintsikelelo Namathamsanqa

Yayeya - Krisema

Yiddish - Gute Vaynakhtn un a Gut Nay Yor

Yoruba - E ku odun, e hu iye' dun!

Zulu - Sinifesela Ukhisimusi Omuhle Nonyaka Omusha Onempumelelo

Updated again!

Thanks for correction. More comments are welcome!