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The meaning behind the name

True story. I didn’t make this up.

Our office is used to be an old Japanese restaurant. When people visit the office, we usually would like to mention that due to the Eastern deco and design.
At the door, there’s a Chinese / Kanji sign with the word 摩耶 (Maya) on it. I’ve never spent the time to figure out if that is real Japanese character or just some Chinese or Taiwanese people ran the place and named the place 摩耶.

Today the true meaning of the word all of a sudden became a top of discussion again. Literal translation, 摩 could mean “Magic”. 耶 is a little harder to give it a meaning. Character wise, is a combination of two ear(s).

Nigel did a quick search on Wiki and found 摩耶 is also the name of a WWII Japanese Cruiser. Well mystery is solved and that’s pretty cool and all…. Then all of a sudden Wayne mentioned: Today, Aug 6th, is the Hiroshima Anniversary.

Now that’s pretty creepy.

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AAPL@61.35

Yes my dear, AAPL set a new 52 weeks high on the stock market today. Close at. It went up 11.2% percent today alone. Should I stay or should I go? Buy low and sell high is the way to go, and the new price target is @100. Makes you wonder.

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Is this for real?

So today I received this e-mail newsletter (aka spam) in my Inbox. I was socked. I couldn’t figure out if the person in the picture is a woman or a man. What’s wrong with the hair? What’s up with the scruffy face but with the makeup? em… I am confused.

I think this is a legit Microsoft newsletter as I examing the e-mail header and the links.

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Fun with stock price.

Well, I guess the designers over at Apple are having fun with their new dashboard app screenshots…

Check out the actual stock price. That’s pretty bias don’t you think? So glad YHOO is not on their “watch list”. The turth is, we all do goofy things in our design… It’s just a matter if you can catch it. 😉

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Why bats hang upside down?

According to my doctor’s nature tour guide, the bats hang upside down because they develop their wings so well as mammal, and their feet became so weak that… hanging upside down is the only way they can support their weight…

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The Doctor knows its…

My Doc. is a pretty cool guy, today’s visit he told me about his trip to Australia… Interesting tidbits like, the crock’s brain is only about the size of a walnut – that’s why you get to see the TV nature shows people get so up close to them… haha. Also, he explained to me why bats hang upside down (as he was told by his Nature Guide).

I’ll post the answer in the next post. Comment if you know the answer already.

Why bats hang upside down?