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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

You're Fired... What Happen Next?

2009, What we can expect our economy this year? many news either paper, radio or tv talking about recession... when recession come... many company will cut cost, cut cost, and it may be also cutting of man power which mean job losses.. Don't you think it may make people who depend on paycheck will worry about our economy crisis now..?

If you're been fired what will you doing..?
May be it's time for you to make your own business ... so what you think?

Startup Dos And Don'ts (info from entrepreneur mags feb 2009)
Thinking about starting a business instead of simply looking for another corporate job? Then heed these words of advice from Goerge Solomon, director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence at The George Washington University.

  • Do your homework
  • Do make sure you know what you're getting into terms of cash commitments and financial obligations.
  • Do consider buying a franchise to get your feet wet
  • Do pick an industry, product line or service you know something about
  • Do start a business to be excellent at what you do
  • Do develop a relationship with a commercial loan officer
  • Don't dive in head first
  • Don't invest in business that promise immediate ROI
  • Don't overextend yourself financially and cognitively
  • Don't go into a business you know nothing about or you'll spend all your time trying to learn the business
  • Don't start a business to make money
  • Don't start a business in which your strategy is to offer low prices and high volume, because you can't compete. Sales do not equal profits.
Thinking innovative to can through recession?
here are 5 steps to innovation (info from entrepreneur mags feb 2009)
  • Apply rigor
  • Go where consumer go
  • Learn from other industries
  • Test your idea
  • Get leading edge
So be prepare in 2009 and be a succesful man /women.
(for more info you can read entrepreneur mags or visit

Monday, February 16, 2009

Science Can't Explain All

Here Catega want to share with readers a story that i heard at church before.. but not a full version.... but just a few weeks after i heard the story my friend Barbara forward me a story cll Science Can't Explain All.... and when Catega finish read it... i think i've listen the story but... Where? oooo.... at Church

Ehm... enjoy reading...;)


An Atheist Professor of Philosophy was speaking to his Class on the Problem Science has
GOD , the ALMIGHTY. He asked one of his New Christian Students to stand and . . .

Professor :
You are a Christian, aren't you, son ?
Student :
Yes, sir.
Professor :
So, you Believe in GOD ?
Student :
Absolutely, sir.
Professor :
Is GOD Good ?
Student :
Professor :
Student :
Professor :
My Brother died of Cancer even though he Prayed to GOD to Heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But GOD didn't. How is this GOD good then? Hmm?

(Student was silent )

Professor :
You can't answer, can you ? Let's start again, Young Fella.
Is GOD Good?
Student :
Professor :
Is Satan good ?
Student :
Professor :
Where does Satan come from ?
Student :
From . . . GOD . . .
Professor :
That's right. Tell me son, is there evil in this World?
Student :
Professor :
Evil is everywhere, isn't it ? And GOD did make everything. Correct?
Student :
Professor :
So who created evil ?

(Student did not answer)

Professor :
Is there Sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness?
All these terrible things exist in the World, don't they?
Student :
Yes, sir.
Professor :
So, who Created them ?

(Student ha
d no answer)

Professor :
Science says you have 5 Senses you use to Identify and Observe the World around you. Tell me, son . . . Have you ever Seen GOD?
Student :
No, sir.
Professor :
Tell us if you have ever Heard your GOD?
Student :
No , sir.
Professor :
Have you ever Felt your GOD , Tasted your GOD , Smelt your GOD ? Have you ever had any Sensory Perception of GOD for that matter?
Student :
No, sir. I'm afraid I haven't.
Professor :
Yet you still Believe in HIM?
Student :
Professor :
According to Empirical, Testable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says your GOD doesn't exist. What do you say to that, son?
Student :
Nothing. I only have my Faith.
Professor :
Yes, Faith. And that is the Problem Science has.

Student :
Professor, is there such a thing as Heat?
Professor :
Student :
And is there such a thing as Cold?
Professor :
Student :
No, sir. There isn't..

(The Lecture Theatre became very quiet with this turn of events )

Student :
Sir, you can have Lots of Heat, even More Heat, Superheat, Mega Heat, White Heat,
a Little Heat or No Heat.
But we don't have anything called Cold.
We can hit 458 Degrees below Zero which is No Heat, but we can't go any further after that.
There is no such thing as Cold.
Cold is only a Word we use to describe the Absence of Heat.
We cannot Measure Cold.
Heat is Energy.
Cold is Not the Opposite of Heat, sir, just the Absence of it.

(There was Pin-Drop Silence in the Lecture Theatre )

Student :
What about Darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as Darkness?
Professor :
Yes. What is Night if there isn't Darkness?
Student :
You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is the Absence of Something
You can have Low Light, Normal Light, Bright Light, Flashing Light . . . But if you have No Light constantly, you have nothing and its called Darkness, isn't it? In reality, Darkness isn't. If it is, were you would be able to make Darkness Darker, wouldn't you?
Professor :
So what is the point you are making, Young Man ?
Student :
Sir, my point is your Philosophical Premise is flawed.
Professor :
Flawed ? Can you explain how?
Student :
Sir, you are working on the Premise of Duality. You argue there is Life and then there is Death, a Good GOD and a Bad GOD. You are viewing the Concept of GOD as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, Science can't even explain a Thought. It uses Electricity and Magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view Death as the Opposite of Life is to be ignorant of the fact that Death cannot exist as a Substantive Thing.
Death is Not the Opposite of Life: just the Absence of it
Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your Students that they evolved from a Monkey?
Professor :
If you are referring to the Natural Evolutionary Process, yes, of course, I do.
Student :
Have you ever observed Evolution with your own eyes, sir?

(The Professor shook his head with a Smile, beginning to realize where the Argument was going )

Student :
Since no one has ever observed the Process of Evolution at work and Cannot even prove that this Process is an On-Going Endeavor,
Are you not teaching your Opinion, sir?
Are you not a Scientist but a Preacher?

(The Class was in Uproar )

Student :
Is there anyone in the Class who has ever seen the Professor's Brain?

(The Class broke out into Laughter )

Student :
Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor's Brain, Felt it, touched or Smelt it? . . .
No one appears to have done so.

So, according to the Established Rules of Empirical, Stable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that You have No Brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then Trust your Lectures, sir?

(The Room was Silent. The Professor stared at the Student, his face unfathomable)

Professor :
I guess you'll have to take them on Faith, son.
Student :
That is it sir . . . Exactly !
The Link between Man & GOD is FAITH.
That is all that Keeps Things Alive and Moving.


I believe you have enjoyed the Conversation . . . and if so .. .
You'll probably want your Friends / Colleagues to enjoy the same . . . won't you?

Forward them to Increase their Knowledge . . . or
That student was Albert Einstein

Thursday, February 12, 2009

10 Thing God Cannot Do!

May be you will be surprise to read my post title today... Actually i have read this article from recently, which move my heart.... and i wanna share this article to my christian readers... please read... and i'm sure your love it....

1. God can’t stop loving you. Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving kindness I have drawn you. Jeremiah 31:3.. ( Love This Much )

2. God can’t stop thinking about you. How precious also are your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with you. Psalm 139:17-18

3. God can’t abandon you. Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, he is the one who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6

4. God can’t make a loser. Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ. 2 Corinthians 2:14

5. God can’t remember sins he’s chosen to forget. I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake; and I will not remember your sins. Isaiah 43:25

6. God can’t break a promise. My covenant I will not break, nor alter the word that has gone out of my lips. Psalm 89:34

7. God can’t be prejudiced. In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears him and works righteousness is accepted by him. Acts 10:34-35

8. God can’t be unholy. And one cried to another and said: "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!" Isaiah 6:3

9. God can’t take on a job he can’t handle. Ah, Lord God! Behold, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for you. Jeremiah 32:17

10. God can’t get tired. Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. Isaiah 40:28 2.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

What Happen To Our World????

Hello again.. here Catega keep writing on his blog... today Catega have some feeling that Catega think need to shares with readers... what are the things that keep on rocking on Catega mind? Yeah it's about our World today.... Do think that our world today is still the same compare to ages before... or become different...?

What Catega want to ask here is about behaviour of human ages before and nowadys.. do you think they behaviour is same or not?

If we read newspaper or listen to TV/radio news we will heard that there are war, bad economy, country doesn't have enough food supply and many more... why this happening now? or are there already happen long-long time ago.

May be, WE don't need to know why this bad scenario is occur but, May be we should think how to avoid it from occur and fine the solutions. May be this act could make better world.

One of my friends said to be that our world today is unfair. "Why unfair" i ask her, she said she don't know but she feeling had been treaten unfair.

ehmmm... Catega try to thinking again....

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


January is the first month of the year... and this blog didn't have any post on that month, why this could happen to catega..or shoes journal. If before, shoes journal among active blog that share to us or blog readers about current issue or anything that make us fun but on last January there was no new post.
what happen to you Catega?
Actually this last January there is many thing happen to me... starting from the day after Boxing Day...ehm one of my relative was pass away. Early of January, many meeting that i need to attend and need go to peninsular for HQ meeting. Then my mind was stuck when thinking my personel life on that time....
are tension Catega?
i think when talking about my career or job.. i didn't feel any stress or make me migrane but when we say about personel life... i think it make me a little bit stress.
Catega was born in the year of dog.. what chinese prediction of the dog... let's we see....
Last year, Dog people should have a better Rat year than most of people. They should be satisfied for their achievement. Even their friends or relatives around should be proud of Dog people's performance. In 2009, Dog people still have Lucky Stars coming, surrounding and supporting them. But the Unlucky Stars will come stronger than 2008. The fortune of Dog people in 2009 will inevitably fall down a little bit. However, Dog people have the character of loyalty, diligence, frank and honest. Therefore, they shouldn't have too bad year in the year of the Cow.
Career: Year 2009, there are two Lucky Stars and two Unlucky Star related to career are coming into your life. The signs show the events of disagreement, argument, conflict or resentment will come and bring you trouble. Therefore, you have to pay attention on your words and deeds. You need to focus more on people relationship. As long as you keep your sincere attitude, hardworking spirit and perseverance character, then you should be able to overcome any obstacle, challenge, confrontation and difficulty from your job in 2009.
Money: One Lucky Star shows you have a good money luck in 2009. But your money luck is connected to the career luck. You have career opportunity in 2009, but the career luck is not stable. Autumn is a better time for your career luck, but not the Summer. As long as you can save your job position, then you should have the stable income. Remember that your money luck this year is not the easy money, you need to work hard to earn it.
Love: There is no Love Star or Happy Star coming for Dog people. But there is a Lonely Star appearing in 2009. That means your love relationship wont' be smooth in the year of Cow. If you are a senior, then you have to pay attention on your spouse's health. You need to take your spouse to visit doctor whenever he or she feels uncomfortable. If you are married, you might have more quarrel with your spouse this year. If you are in love, you might be lack of chemistry with your companion. If there is a third person involved, then your relationship will be in trouble. If you are still single, then you might have one or two love opportunities coming to you in the Cow year, but the relationship won't last too long.
Health: Your job responsibility will increase in 2009. You will have more daily tasks in your position and you need more energy and spirit to handle those heavy job. The mental pressure will come together, then you won't have a good sleeping rest. Next, you will be losing your health and have more chances to get sick. Also, the poor relationship in love will affect your emotion and let you feel depressed. This is purely psychological problem. If you can understand that this is not a long term obstacle and learn how to relax yourself, you should be able to solve this problem.
Fortune: Dog people have a fair luck in the year of Cow, since they have Lucky Stars supporting them and Unlucky stars disturbing them. That means you will have some good time and some hard time. Everything won't be as smooth as you expect. But don't use this as a excuse for frustration or despair. You just have to spend more time to reach your goal. To double your efforts today will let you become more competitive when the opportunity comes tomorrow. In the company, you should keep your profile low, stay away from people giving you trouble and do not have any argument with your enemy. In the money area, don't be too greedy and do not have any risky investment. As long as focusing on your work, you will earn your return. For your love, you need more proactive in communication to build and maintain a solid relationship. For your health, you need to look for more time to rest, and then your health will improve.
maybe this is what Catega need to look at the future.....
hopefully we will have more post in this month of February.... thank you for supporting shoes journal and catega.
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