Why Is She Buzzing? Hearts are breaking around the globe. On Monday, the 27-year-old songstress announced her engagement to a businessman and divorcé named Datuk Khalid Mohamad Jiwa. Also known as "Datuk K," the moustachioed lucky guy is 20 years older than his fiancée.
How Big a Deal Is This? Siti is the Celine Dion of Southeast Asia, although you'd have to toss in Princess Diana and Reese Witherspoon to get a sample of her sweetheart star wattage. Her wedding announcement was the first to be broadcast live on Malaysian TV.
Buzz Spike +295% into our top 30 movers
Related Spikes Official site "sitizone.com" (+223%) and just plain "siti" (+153%) also bounded into the top 500 movers.
Top U.S. States Silly for Siti Texas, California, and Virginia
Potentially Ominous Quote From Siti's soon-to-be husband: "I have no qualms about her continuing her career as long as her fans want her. And as long as she knows how to divide her time well."
The lavish (yet traditional) shindig inspired searches on "siti nurhaliza and datuk k," "siti nurhaliza wedding," and "siti nurhaliza wedding preparation." We also noticed a large spike this week in queries in the Malay language, indicating intense interest in Siti's big day in her home country.
Folks trying to catch a glimpse of the ceremony on the Web sent searches for Malaysia's TV3 network soaring. Buzz on the nation's largest network jumped 343% this week and related searches on "tv3 live streaming," "tv3 online," and "watch tv3" all clicked as fans looked for video footage of the momentous event. With a huge wedding reception set for this weekend, we expect to see even more buzz on the new power couple emanate from Southeast Asia.
IT was a wedding ceremony that would be hard to rival.
Pop sensation Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin and businessman Datuk Khalid Mohamad Jiwa’s wedding reception held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre last night was indeed the wedding of the year.
The garden-themed lavish reception was a grand affair that combined age-old Malay customs with contemporary trends. Top that with a sumptuous Malay feast and a glamorous list of well-heeled guests, the entire setting last night seemed tailored for a princess-like nuptial bliss.
Dressed to the nines, guests were welcomed by the captivating sound of gamelan music by the Swara group at the foyer of the premises.
Many were also seen scrutinising the wedding paraphernalia on display at the foyer — the dais and baju kurung that were used by Siti at the Federal Territory Mosque during her akad nikah (solemnisation of marriage) and engagement ceremonies on Aug 21. At this point, nothing could go wrong.
The ceremony began at 8.50pm with emcees Ishak Nengah and Zakiah Anas announcing the arrival of dignitaries and VVIPs.
It was the moment all had been waiting for when the radiant couple walked into the ballroom at 9pm for the bersanding ceremony.
All eyes were on the dashing groom and his charming bride, both dressed in matching traditional Malay attire — in white and encrusted with diamonds and Swarovski crystals — designed by Radzuan Radziwill.
There was pin-drop silence as the couple walked up the magnificent white dais, named Mahligai Asmara, accompanied by their bridesmaids — girls aged between five and 20 — dressed in white.
At 9.30pm, the Sultan of Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah led the merenjis air mawar (sprinkling of scented water) ceremony to bless the couple.
He was followed by the Sultan of Terengganu Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, other dignitaries and family members.
Later, Siti invited her parents Tarudin Ismail and Siti Salmah Bachik for a pulut kuning cutting ceremony to commemorate their 38th wedding anniversary.
"I am so relieved that everything has proceeded smoothly," said her mother.
The highlight of the evening came when Siti and Khalid cut the nine-tiered RM12,000 wedding cake. Bedecked in an off-white and pink Christian Lacroix lace Swarovski-studded gown designed by Michael Ong, the bride was a picture of radiance.
But the one that stole the thunder was when Siti surprised her guests with a rendition of a song titled Cahaya Cinta, which she dedicated to her husband.
Earlier at 5.30pm, Siti was in tears when she appeared on the balcony of the convention centre during a 10-minute session to meet her fans.
"I am so disappointed because I could not meet everyone personally. It overwhelmed me to see them coming in full force today. I welcome all my fans to attend the reception in Kuala Lipis on Sept 3."
The session was held in place of a chariot ride around the centre, which had to be cancelled due to security reasons.
Meanwhile, Khalid’s third son Mohd Asyraf, who was present at the reception, was in high spirits.
"I am very happy for them and wish them all the happiness in the world."
Private television station TV3, which was awarded the exclusive rights to broadcast the couple's wedding at the Federal Territory Mosque in Jalan Duta here, also aired live the engagement ceremony, which was conducted in full Malay traditional custom at the Dewan Solat, about half an hour before the akad nikah (exchange of vows).
Siti, as she is affectionately called, was elegantly dressed in baju kurung of white French lace by Soltiss with blue accents and crystals replete with veil and selendang for the akad nikah, specially created by popular designer Radzuan Razwill.
She appeared composed after the akad nikah was finally performed at 11.40am.
Her marriage to Khalid, better known as Datuk K, was performed by the FT's Islamic Religious Department (Jawi), Registrar of Marriage, Divorce and Reconciliation, Nasroddin Mat Daud.
At the ceremony, Khalid presented a dowry of RM22,222 cash, the figure signifying the date the Quran became the Islamic sacred book, the word of God as dictated to Prophet Muhammad and written down in Arabic.
The solemnisation ceremony was held in conjunction with the Muslim calendar of 27 Rejab 1427 Hijrah, that is during the Israk and Mikraj. (Israk means the night journey made by Prophet Muhammad from the Al-Haram Mosque in Mecca to the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. Mikraj means the Prophet's accession to heaven. It is during the Mikraj that God gave the command making it obligatory for all Muslims to observe the five daily prayers).
The solemnisation ceremony was attended by the Tengku Muda Pahang, Yang di-Pertua Negeri Melaka Tun Khalil Yaakob and his wife and the Deputy Prime Minister's wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.
After the ceremony, Khalid put a solitaire diamond-laden white gold ring onto Siti Nurhaliza's slender finger.
In return, the songbird who won the Popular Star Award since 1997, put a ring on Khalid's.
The bride who was born in Kampung Awah, Temerloh, Pahang, received seven trays of gifts with a traditional pink, gold and cream concept called "Azimat Cinta" -- one of Siti's popular songs -- from Khalid. The gifts comprised RM30,000 cash, traditional sweets, the Quran, a set of gems, a piece of lacy material, handbag and wristwatch.
In exchange, Siti Nurhaliza gave Khalid nine trays of gifts with a contemporary silver and green concept called "Sebenar Cinta" (True Love) comprising a songket sampin, a set of baju Melayu buttons, wristwatch, ring, cake, belt with matching wallet, a set of cuff links and a tuxedo.
The engagement ceremony began at 10.30am with the exchange of pantun in full Malay custom. It culminated in Khalid's mother putting a diamond ring on Siti Nurhaliza's finger.
During the engagement ceremony, Siti Nurhaliza sat on a bridal dais called "Mahligai Permata" (Castle of Gems) with a traditional Perak design. The mountain-shaped dais was placed in the mosque's Dewan Muslimat.
There, she received five trays of gifts from Khalid named "Adiwarna" -- another Siti Nurhaliza's song -- comprising bunga rampai (potpourri of finely cut, scented pandan leaves and flower petals), a ring, traditional sweets, a white gold chain, a diamond necklace engraved with the word Allah, a telekung (Muslim women's prayer attire), and "sirih junjung" (betel leaves stacked on each other).
In exchange, she gave Khalid seven trays of gifts called "Sanggar Bayu" comprising sirih junjung, bunga rampai, wajik (traditional delicacy made of glutinous rice), Quran, a prayer mat, sweets, a cake and a pair of baju Melayu complete with Pahang-made sampin.
All the gifts were prepared by Nusantara GEMS, a company owned by Datuk Shah Rezza who was engaged as the consultant for the wedding.
Shah Rezza recently said that the cost of preparing today's ceremonies and the reception at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on Aug 28 was only RM500,000 not RM12 million as speculated.
The ceremonies were held under tight security with only invited guests allowed to enter the mosque's halls.
Quoting sources that touted it as the ‘Wedding of the Year,’ the tabloid said it would be held on July 29, a much earlier date than previously speculated.
The glitzy guest list, the paper said, included members of royalty and leaders from Malaysia and Indonesia.
Befitting the grand occasion, where red has been chosen by the prospective bride and groom as the theme colour of the event, the couple will ride in a horse-drawn carriage and a dazzling display of fireworks is planned.
Siti Nurhaliza is expected to wear a shimmering bridal gown worth hundreds of thousands of ringgit.
The paper said the KLCC management, the police and City Hall would provide tight security at the venue, where Asean foreign ministers would also have their meeting earlier.
Two large halls at the convention centre have been booked for the wedding.
In another celebrity report, Kosmo! said the popularity of Akademi Fantasia 3 winner Mawi has taken a slight dip after his aborted engagement to long-time sweetheart Nordiana Md Naim or Ina recently.
Maestro Talent Management Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Freddie Fernandez said that Mawi’s overall popularity had not been affected. But he admitted that there was a slight decline.
He said Maestro would not stop Mawi from getting involved with any artiste if he chose to, although this issue had been singled out as one of the reasons for the singer's split with Ina.
Berita Harian reported that nasyid (choral singing in praise of Islam and Prophet Muhammad) might be included as a co-curricular activity in schools as it could be used as an effective medium to instil moral values among students.
1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
2. An old friend who once saved your life.
3. The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.
Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing that there could only be one passenger in your car?
Think before you continue reading...
This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application.
You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first;
Or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to pay him back.
However, you may never be able to find your perfect mate again.
NOW READ THIS:
The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with his answer.
He simply answered:
"I would give the car keys to my old friend and let him take the lady to the hospital.
I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the partner of my dreams."
Sometimes, we gain more if we are able to give up our stubborn thought limitations.
1. A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three Rooms.
The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins With Loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3
Which room is safest for him?
2. A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for over 5 Minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out Together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?
3. There are two plastic jugs filled with water. How could you put all Of This water into a barrel, without using the jugs or any dividers, and Still Tell which water came from which jug?
4. What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when You Throw it away ?
5. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday , Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?
6. This is an unusual paragraph:
I'm curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It Looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact,
Nothing Is wrong with it! It is unusual though. Study it, and think about it, But You still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you Might Find out.
Scroll down for the
1. The third. Lions that haven't eaten in three years are dead.
2. The woman was a photographer. She shot a picture of her husband, Developed it, and hung it up to dry .
3. Freeze them first. Take them out of the jugs and put the ice in the Barrel. You will be able to tell which water came
From which jug.
4. The answer is Charcoal.
5. Sure you can: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow!
6. The letter "e," which is the most common letter in the English Language, Does not appear once in the long paragraph ...
African American Man
Dear White fella............
Couple of things you should know.....
When I Grow Up, I is Black,
When I Go In Sun, I is Black,
When I Scared, I is Black,
When I Sick, I is Black,
And When I Die, I Still is Black..
When You Born, You is Pink,
When You Grow Up, You is White,
When You Go In Sun, You is Red,
When You Cold, You is Blue,
When You Scared, You is Yellow,
When You Sick, You is Green,
And When You Die, You is Gray.................
* If you messed up your life, you could press "Ctrl, Alt, Delete"
and start all over!
* To get your daily exercise, just click on "run";
If you needed a break from life, click on suspend.
* Hit "any key" to continue life when ready.
* To get even with the neighbors, turn up the sound blaster.
* To add/remove someone in your life, click settings and control panel.
* To improve your appearance, just adjust the display settings.
* If life gets too noisy, turn off the speakers.
* When you lose your car keys, click on find.
* "Help" with the chores is just a click away.
* Auto insurance wouldn't be necessary.
You would use your diskette to recover from a crash.
* And, we could click on "SEND NOW"
and a Pizza would be on it's way!
(Submitted January 20, 1999)
I'm a High school Senior and have a fair amount of knowledge of the outer planets. At one point in my career planning, I wanted to be an field expert for You (NASA). As of this morning I heard on GOOD MORNING AMERICA that Pluto is no longer considered a planet, just a big ball of ice. Is this true, and if so what is Pluto's current status in regards to its classification?
There have been a lot of reports, such as http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_259000/259767.stm about this subject, with varying degrees of accuracy.
The group who will decide the official status of Pluto for the professional astronomers world-wide (as they do all official questions related to objects in the Universe) is called the International Astronomical Union; in this particular case, IAU Division III (Planetary Systems Sciences) is taking the lead.
Pluto has been known as the ninth planet of our solar system since it was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh at Lowell Observatory in 1930. On the other hand, it has been clear for decades that Pluto does not fit in with the pattern of the other planets. Over the last few years, the accumulated information on Pluto and the discovery of an increasing number of other objects in the outer solar system with orbital characteristics very similar to those of Pluto have been discussed within the community of astronomers called "minor-planet researchers". The question of the official status of Pluto has recently come to the forefront because the orbits of some of these other objects are now sufficiently well determined that it is reasonable to begin including them in the catalog of orbits of what are now generically known as "Trans-Neptunian Objects" (TNOs).
IAU Division III has already recommended that Pluto be included as number 1 in a catalog of TNOs.
Does this mean that Pluto has been demoted? The answer is no. Pluto will have dual classification as a planet and a TNO, at least for the time being.
Currently, the definition of a planet (as opposed to an asteriod or a TNO) is rather arbitrary. If astronomers reach a consensus on what the defintion of a planet should be, then IAU may reclassify some Solar System objects. However, in the absense of such a consensus, the definition is historical and arbitrary; moreover, many people outside the professional astronomy community have an interest in this issue, as the media attention attests. "Until there is a consensus that one of the physical definitions is clearly the most useful approach in thinking about the solar system, the IAU will not 'demote' Pluto or 'promote' Ceres," says the IAU.
Brian Marsden, head of the IAU's Minor Planet Center, has also addes his voice, as quoted in a press release. "There is no plan to 'downgrade' or 'demote' Pluto. It will stay as a planet."
Allie Hajian, John Cannizzo, Laura Whitlock
and the Ask an Astrophysicist team
Questions on this topic are no longer responded to by the "Ask an Astrophysicist" service. See http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/ask_astro/ask_an_astronomer.html for help on other astronomy Q&A services.
- In Belgium, there is a museum that is just for strawberries.
- The sense of smell of an ant is just as good as a dog's.
- Popped popcorn should be stored in the freezer or refrigerator as this way it can stay crunchy for up to three weeks.
- Coca-Cola was originally green.
- The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
- The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.
- The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
- TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row ! of the keyboard.
- Women blink nearly twice as much as men!!
- You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.
- It is impossible to lick your elbow.
- People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heartstops for a millisecond.
- It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
- The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest
- tongue twister in the English language.
- If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
- Each king in a deck of playing cards represents great king from history. Spades - King David, Clubs - Alexander the Great, Hearts - Charlemagne, Diamonds - Julius Caesar.
- 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
- If a statue of a person in the park on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air,the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
- What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?Ans. - All invented by women.
- Question - This is the only food that doesn't spoil. What is this? Ans. - HoneY.
- A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
- A snail can sleep for three years.
- All polar bears are left handed.
- American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.
- Butterflies taste with their feet.
- Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
- In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
- On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.
- The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
- Most lipstick contains fish scales.
- Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
- Tapeworms range in size from about 0.04 inch to more than 50 feet in length.
- A baby bat is called a pup.
- The poison-arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people.
- The hummingbird, the loon, the swift, the kingfisher, and the grebe are all birds that cannot walk.
- The poisonous copperhead snake smells like fresh cut cucumbers.
- A chameleon's tongue is twice the length of its body.
- Worker ants may live seven years and the queen may live as long as 15 years.
- The blood of mammals is red, the blood of insects is yellow, and the blood of lobsters is blue.
- Cheetahs make a chirping sound that is much like a bird's chirp or a dog's yelp. The sound is so an intense, it can be heard a mile away.
- The underside of a horse's hoof is called a frog. The frog peels off several times a year with new growth.
- The bloodhound is the only animal whose evidence is admissible in an American court. 98% of brown bears in the United States are in Alaska.
- Before air conditioning was invented, white cotton slipcovers were put on furniture to keep the air cool.
- The Barbie doll has more than 80 careers.
- To make one pound of whole milk cheese, 10 pounds of whole milk is needed.
- 99% of pumpkins that are sold for decoration.
- Every 30 seconds a house fire doubles in size.
- The month of December is the most popular month for weddings in the Philippines.
- A one ounce milk chocolate bar has 6 mg of caffeine.
- Carbon monoxide can kill a person in less than 15 minutes.
- The largest ever hailstone weighed over 1kg and fell in Bangladesh in 1986.
- Ants can live up to 16 years.
- Shakespeare invented the word 'assassination' and 'bump'.
- Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
- The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
- The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
- The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to Squirt blood 30 feet.
- Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear By 700 times.
- Ants don't sleep.
- Owls have eyeballs that are tubular in shape, because of this, they cannot move their eyes.
- A bird requires more food in proportion to its size than a baby or a cat.
- The mouse is the most common mammal in the US.
- A newborn kangaroo is about 1 inch in length.
- A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
- The Canary Islands were not named for a bird called a canary. They were named after a breed of large dogs. The Latin name was Canariae insulae - "Island of Dogs."
- There are 701 types of pure breed dogs.
- A polecat is not a cat. It is a nocturnal European weasel.
- The animal responsible for the most human deaths world-wide is the mosquito.
- The biggest pig in recorded history was Big Boy of Black Mountain, North Carolina, who was weighed at 1,904 pounds in 1939.
- Cats respond most readily to names that end in an "ee" sound.
- A cat cannot see directly under its nose. This is why the cat cannot seem to find tidbits on the floor.
- Pigs, walruses and light-colored horses can be sunburned.
- Snakes are immune to their own poison.
- An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.
- Cats have more than one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.
- The biggest member of the cat family is the male lion, which weighs 528 pounds (240 kilograms).
- Most lipstick contains fish scales.
- Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
- Each day in the US, animal shelters are forced to destroy 30,000 dogs and cats.
- A shrimp's heart is in their head.
- A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
- A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death.
- The cat lover is an ailurophile, while a cat hater is an ailurophobe.
- A woodpecker can peck twenty times a second.
- It may take longer than two days for a chick to break out of its shell.
- Dragonflies are one of the fastest insects, flying 50 to 60 mph.
- Despite man's fear and hatred of the wolf, it has not ever been proved that a non-rabid wolf ever attacked a human.
- There are more than 100 million dogs and cats in the United States.
- Americans spend more than 5.4 billion dollars on their pets each year.
- Cat's urine glows under a black light.
- The largest cockroach on record is one measured at 3.81 inches in length.
- It is estimated that a single toad may catch and eat as many as 10,000 insects in the course of a summer.
- Amphibians eyes come in a variety shapes and sizes. Some even have square or heart-shaped pupils.
- It would require an average of 18 hummingbirds to weigh in at 1 ounce.
- Dogs that do not tolerate small children well are the St. Bernard, the Old English sheep dog, the Alaskan malamute, the bull terrier, and the toy poodle.
- Moles are able to tunnel through 300 feet of earth in a day.
- Howler monkeys are the noisiest land animals. Their calls can be heard over 2 miles away.
- A quarter of the horses in the US died of a vast virus epidemic in 1872.
- The fastest bird is the Spine-tailed swift, clocked at speeds of up to 220 miles per hour.
- There is no single cat called the panther. The name is commonly applied to the leopard, but it is also used to refer to the puma and the jaguar. A black panther is really a black leopard. A capon is a castrated rooster.
- The world's largest rodent is the Capybara. An Amazon water hog that looks like a guinea pig, it can weigh more than 100 pounds.
1. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
2. Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button.
3. A pack-a-day smoker will lose approximately 2 teeth every 10 years.
4. People do not get sick from cold weather; it's from being indoors a lot more.
5. When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop, even your heart!
6. Only 7 per cent of the population are lefties.
7. Forty people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute.
8. Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until they are 2-6 years old.
9. The average person over 50 will have spent 5 years waiting in lines.
10. The toothbrush was invented in 1498.
11. The average housefly lives for one month.
12. 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.
13. A coat hanger is 44 inches long when straightened.
14. The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute.
15. Your feet are bigger in the afternoon than any other time of day.
16. Most of us have eaten a spider in our sleep.
17. The REAL reason ostriches stick their head in the sand is to search for water.
18. The only two animals that can see behind themselves without
Turning their heads are the rabbit and the parrot.
19. John Travolta turned down the starring roles in "An Officer and a
Gentleman" and "Tootsie."
20. Michael Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State anthem.
21. In most television commercials advertising milk, a mixture of
White paint and a little thinner is used in place of the milk.
22. Prince Charles and Prince William NEVER travel on the same
Airplane, just in case there is a crash.
23. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle built in 1903 used a tomato can
For a carburetor.
24. Most hospitals make money by selling the umbilical cords cut from women
Who give birth. They are used in vein transplant surgery.
25. Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana. They were 7th cousins.
26. If coloring weren't added to Coca-Cola, it would be green.
They are all TRUE.... Now go back and think about #16!!!
May your software be bug free in the coming days
May you get on-site opportunities as soon as possible
May your PL or PM stop assigning you work on Friday evenings
May your pay be the best among the industry
May you not learn many more languages in the near future
May you get flood of mails and forwards from everybody
May you see a world beyond coding, de-bugging and delivering.
The first e-mail message was sent in 1971 by an engineer named Ray Tomlinson. Prior to this, you could only send messages to users on a single machine. Tomlinson's breakthrough was the ability to send messages to other machines on the Internet, using the @ sign to designate the receiving machine.
An e-mail message has always been nothing more than a simple text message -- a piece of text sent to a recipient. In the beginning and even today, e-mail messages tend to be short pieces of text, although the ability to add attachments now makes many e-mail messages quite long. Even with attachments, however, e-mail messages continue to be text messages -- we'll see why when we get to the section on attachments
You have probably already received several e-mail messages today. To look at them, you use some sort of e-mail client. Many people use well-known stand-alone clients like Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora or Pegasus. People who subscribe to free e-mail services like Hotmail or Yahoo use an e-mail client that appears in a Web Page. If you are an AOL customer, you use AOL's e-mail reader. No matter which type of client you are using, it generally does four things:
- It shows you a list of all of the messages in your mailbox by displaying the message headers. The header shows you who sent the mail, the subject of the mail and may also show the time and date of the message and the message size.
- It lets you select a message header and read the body of the e-mail message.
- It lets you create new messages and send them. You type in the e-mail address of the recipient and the subject for the message, and then type the body of the message.
- Most e-mail clients also let you add attachments to messages you send and save the attachments from messages you receive.
Sophisticated e-mail clients may have all sorts of bells and whistles, but at the core, this is all that an e-mail client does.
A Simple E-mail Server
Given that you have an e-mail client on your machine, you are ready to send and receive e-mail. All that you need is an e-mail server for the client to connect to. Let's imagine what the simplest possible e-mail server would look like in order to get a basic understanding of the process. Then we will look at the real thing.
You know that machines on the Internet can run software applications that act as servers. There are Web servers, FTP servers, telnet servers and e-mail servers running on millions of machines on the Internet right now. These applications run all the time on the server machine and they listen to specific ports, waiting for people or programs to attach to the port . The simplest possible e-mail server would work something like this:
- It would have a list of e-mail accounts, with one account for each person who can receive e-mail on the server. My account name might be mbrain, John Smith's might be jsmith, and so on.
- It would have a text file for each account in the list. So the server would have a text file in its directory named MBRAIN.TXT, another named JSMITH.TXT, and so on.
- If someone wanted to send me a message, the person would compose a text message ("Marshall, Can we have lunch Monday? John") in an e-mail client, and indicate that the message should go to mbrain. When the person presses the Send button, the e-mail client would connect to the e-mail server and pass to the server the name of the recipient (mbrain), the name of the sender (jsmith) and the body of the message.
- The server would format those pieces of information and append them to the bottom of the MBRAIN.TXT file. The entry in the file might look like this:
There are several other pieces of information that the server might save into the file, like the time and date of receipt and a subject line; but overall, you can see that this is an extremely simple process.
As other people sent mail to mbrain, the server would simply append those messages to the bottom of the file in the order that they arrived. The text file would accumulate a series of five or 10 messages, and eventually I would log in to read them. When I wanted to look at my e-mail, my e-mail client would connect to the server machine. In the simplest possible system, it would:
1. Ask the server to send a copy of the MBRAIN.TXT file
2. Ask the server to erase and reset the MBRAIN.TXT file
3. Save the MBRAIN.TXT file on my local machine
4. Parse the file into the separate messages (using the word "From:" as the separator)
5. Show me all of the message headers in a list
When I double-clicked on a message header, it would find that message in the text file and show me its body.
You have to admit that this is a very simple system. Surprisingly, the real e-mail system that you use every day is not much more complicated than this.
The Real E-mail System
For the vast majority of people right now, the real e-mail system consists of two different servers running on a server machine. One is called the SMTP server, where SMTP stands for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. The SMTP server handles outgoing mail. The other is either a POP3 server or an IMAP server, both of which handle incoming mail. POP stands for Post Office Protocol, and IMAP stands for Internet Mail Access Protocol. A typical e-mail server looks like this:
The SMTP server listens on well-known port number 25, POP3 listens on port 110 and IMAP uses port 143
Do you really understand what is behind the word family?
It gives me a shock when I know the answer.
So long I never realize I don't know the real
Meaning of family..........
Here Is The Answer .......... FAMILY =
WHY does a man want to have a WIFE? Because:
WHY does a woman want to have a HUSBAND?
Do you know that a simple "HELLO" can be a sweet one?
Especially from your love one. (I mean not only from the boyfriend/girlfriend).
The word HELLO means :
(H)ow are you?
(E)verything all right?
(L)ike to hear from you
(L)ove to see you soon!
(O)bviously, I miss you ..
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm you heart,
Gentle hugs when spirits sag,
Friendship to brighten your being,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Faith so you can believe,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
And love to complete your life.
> The value of a sister
> Ask someone
> Who doesn't have one.
> To realize
> The value of ten years:
> Ask a newly
> Divorced couple.
> To realize
> The value of four years:
> Ask a graduate.
> To realize
> The value of one year:
> Ask a student who
> Has failed a final exam.
> To realize
> The value of nine months:
> Ask a mother who gave birth to a still born.
> To realize
> The value of one month:
> Ask a mother
> who has given birth to
> A premature baby.
> To realize
> The value of one week:
> Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.
> To realize
> The value of one hour:
> Ask the lovers who are waiting to Meet.
> To realize
> The value of one minute:
> Ask a person
> Who has missed the train, bus or plane.
> To realize
> The value of one-second:
> Ask a person
> Who has survived an accident...
> To! realize
> The value of ! one millisecond:
> Ask the person who has won a silver medal in the Olympics
> Time waits for no one.
> Treasure every moment you have.
> You will treasure it even more when
> you can share it with someone special.
> To realize the value of a friend:
> Lose one.
> The origin of this letter is unknown,
> But it brings good luck to everyone who passes it on.
> Do not keep this letter
2) Love is never lost if not reciprocated it will flow back and soften and purify the heart happy velentines day.
3) After the verb to love to help is the most beautiful verb in the world love is the flower you have got to let grow happy velentines day.
4) Go out on a rainy day and count how many rain drops fall and i'll tell u thats how much i miss u and care for u. =)
5) miles & tym cnt stp wt we hv. ts a bond dt lsts aftr evrytn els n my lyf hs gone wrng.we myt b bth bc doin wt we hv2do, bt f evr ul nid me, il alwys b arnd 4 u
6) its a nice feelin whn sum1 u luv luvs u in return. So whn u knw d 1 u luv has special feelings 4 u, nvr let dem go coz its rare 2 find 2 hearts dat beat as 1.
7) Sumday ul forget me... My name, my voice, and who i am to you. But even if you forget me, just want u to know that i will never forget how much you mean to me.
8) i never regret d chance i gave myself 2 kwn you. Coz now u're a part of me dat i'l chersh til d end. im happy having knwn you, hope you fell d same way 2, (" ,)
9) ThRee seConDs t0 say i LoVe yoU... 3 hours to explain it... aNd a LiFeTiMe 2 prove iT.
10) Valuing someone is not merely by seeing each other evryday. Wat counts is dat somehow in our busy lives,we remmber each other.
11) Wen u find luv... Treasure it... Take care of it... B true 2 it... Make gud use of it... Bcoz luv comes unseen... U can only c it... wen it's gone.
12) When i say i love you, i mean i love you as you are i have no expectations, no selfish motives, no other desires than to let you know i really love you.
13) Can i say i love you today? if not, can i ask you again tomorrow? and the day after that? Because i'll be loving you every single day of my life.
14) i luv you
til the day i die,
i luv you
til i break down and cry.
i love you
and i'll make you see
that noone will ever love you
more than ME.
15) if u hesit8 whn i hold ur hand, ill let u go. if u run away whn i giv u a kiss, il let u go. But once u let me giv u a hug, just once... il never let you go.
16) knowing u
has always been
i cudnt evn undrstand
how we evr
d rison mayb
u made me hapPy...
17) When people see me texting they think i'm addicted to this texting thing. They're wrong because they don't know is that it's YoU i'm addicted to.
18) Never waste an opportunity to say "i love you" to someone you really love cause it's not everyday you meet a person who has the magic to let you fall in love.
19) Love is like air. you'll never know it's there until you feel it and you'll never know it's gone until you need it.
20) wn i tel u here i am, wn i tel u i cre, i do..wn i teL u iL nver Leave u, i wont. iL b here. i wont Leave u, & iL nver get tired of bein here 4u.
21) if u fall,"NoBoDy" wil care 4u!
if u die,"NoBoDy" will cry 4u!
coz "NoBoDy" luvs u!
oh by d way...my name is "NoBoDy!"
22) y do we close our eyes wen we dream?..
dts bcoz d most btiful thngs n lyf s unseen..
so ask me...
y cnt i see u ryt nw?
23) Wn it cms 2 luv, its hard 2 know f u hve d ryt 1. Many lovers weep, and left n sorrow.y?Bcoz WoRDS cant iMMoRTaLiZe emotions..:'c
24) i tHaNk u Bcoz u LiSten wHen i sPeak & U c Me 4 wHo i am. i wiL thanK u evRy day of My LiFe Bcoz Ur 1 of My Life's greatst gfts!
25) u dnt hav 2 ask f i care. in evry word u say, fil free2tel ur worries & realyz dt im hir..4 now 4 always & 4evr 4u exclusvely...
26) its ok 2 disagree w/ sum1 u luv. how u disagree makes all the difference. Disagree with respect 4 d other person's opinion whether or not u think its right.
27) D bad tyms can strengthen a relationship if both persons r willing to make a commitment 2 do whatever it takes 2 work on d problems & learn from the bad times.
28) i wndr y d strs stl shyn evn f im sad.
i wndr y d birds stl fly evn f i cry.
i wndr y d sun stl smyls evn f im blu.
myb bcz d wrld's telin me i stl hv u.
29) To live this Life , i need heartbeat,,,
To have a heartbeat, i need a Heart,,,
To have a Heart, i need Happiness,,,
To have a Happiness, i need you..!!
30) I love my eyes when you look into them, i love my name when you say it,i
love my heart when u love it, and i love my life when you are a part of it.
- 1. Wake up 30 Minutes Early.
Get up 30 minutes before the alarm goes off and take the first half hour for yourself. Once you get busy and into the day there never seems to be the time for yourself. Take this time to plan getting the most from the day.
2. Read, Listen, or Watch Something Uplifting.
Make this a daily habit. Get out of starting the day with no mental food. A great day does not begin with the news or the paper, it begins with ideas or energy that will propel you through the day. What you first hear will stay
with you throughout the day.
3. Eat a Good Breakfast to Start You Off Right.
Get something good into your body to wake it up and get it going. Think about the energy you will need to perform. Everyday we run a marathon. What would you need to eat and drink to win it.
4. Choose Your Winning Attitude.
There is enough to go wrong without sabotaging yourself. Your attitude is a choice you make. Don't let it come between you and your success. Be careful to keep it positive all day long.
5. Be Aware of What They are Telling You.
The people around us have a profound effect on how we get through life. Our closest friends and family are our greatest environmental influences. Make sure you have the best advisors you can find.
6. Make the Most of What You Do.
When you get to your work, make it the best place to be. Most people go to work and never think about work while they are there. Focus on your contribution. What would it be like if you were not around. Strive to give a 100% each and every day.
7. Always Remember that People are Listening.
Make a point of talking well of others. Wish others the best in life. What goes around does come around. Don't talk negative about anyone. Try to understand their circumstances Practice being a support system to your friends and family. They need you.
8. Be Honest and Fair to Others.
It does make a difference. What you give to others is usually what you get from others. Practice integrity that people can see and feel. Be aware of what you say. Learn to walk your talk at all times. The more people trust you, the more of their time they will trust with you.
9. Pace Your Energy to Last All Day.
Be careful of bursts of energy. Pace your energy throughout the day. If you get to crazy early in the day, you will reach a point of exhaustion before the day is over. By planning your entire day before you begin, you will have
what you need. You've heard the old saying "look alive."
10. Get in Bed Early and Study for the Future.
I have a friend who keeps a journal at his bedside. Every night he writes what he learned new on that day. The only way to keep one step above the masses is to learn new ways to do things. Develop the habit of reading a work or personal development book before you go to sleep. Reading for 30 minutes a day is like a year of college. You can't succeed if you don't read. Remember throughout your day that life is what we make it, day by day. Practice having the best day ever. It adds up to a great life.
A junior manager, a senior manager and their boss are on their way to a meeting. On their way through a park, they come across a wonder lamp. They rub the lamp and a ghost appears.
The ghost says, "Normally, one is granted three wishes but as you are three, I will allow one wish each" So the eager senior manager shouted, "I want the first wish. I want to be in the Bahamas, on a fast boat and have no worries." Pfufffff. and he was gone.
Now the junior manager could not keep quiet and shouted "I want to be In Florida with beautiful girls, plenty of food and cocktails." Pfufffff. and he was also gone.
The boss calmly said, "I want these two idiots back in the office after lunch at 12.35pm."
MORAL OF THE STORY IS: "ALWAYS ALLOW THE BOSS TO SPEAK FIRST"
Standing in front of a shredder with a piece of paper in his hand, "Listen," said the CEO, "this is a very sensitive and important document, and my secretary has left. Can you make this thing work?"
"Certainly," said the young executive.
He turned the machine on, inserted the paper, and pressed the start button.
"Excellent, excellent!" said the CEO as his paper disappeared inside the shredder machine. "I just need one copy."
LESSON II: "NEVER, NEVER ASSUME THAT YOUR BOSS KNOWS EVERYTHING"
An American and a Japanese were sitting on the plane on the way to LA When the American turned to the Japanese and asked, "What kind of -ese are you?"
The Japanese confused, replied, "Sorry but I don't understand what you mean."
The American repeated, "What kind of -ese are you?"
Again, the Japanese was confused over he question.
The American, now irritated, then yelled, "What kind of -ese are you ... Are you a Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese!, etc......???"
The Japanese then replied, "Oh, I am a Japanese."
A while later the Japanese turned to the American and asked What kind Of 'key' was he.
The American, frustrated, yelled, "What do you mean what kind of -kee'am I ?!"
The Japanese said, "Are you a Yankee, donkee, or monkee?"
LESSON III: "NEVER INSULT ANYONE"
There were these 4 guys, a Russian, a German, an American and a French, who found this small genie bottle. When they rubbed the bottle, a genie appeared. Thankful that the 4 guys had released him out of the bottle,
He said, "Next to you all are 4 swimming pools, I will give each of you A wish. When you run towards the pool and jump, you shout what you want the pool of water to become, then your wish will come true."
The French wanted to start. He ran towards the pool, jumped and shouted, "WINE". The pool immediately changed into a pool of wine. The Frenchman was so happy swimming and drinking from the pool.
Next is the Russian's turn, he did the same and shouted, "VODKA" and immersed himself into a pool of vodka.
The German was next and he jumped and shouted, "BEER". He was so contented with his beer pool.
The last is the American. He was running towards the pool when suddenly He steps on a banana peel. He slipped towards the pool and shouted, "SHIT!!!!!!!........."
LESSON IV: "THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU SAY SOMETHING, BECAUSE SOMETIMES ACCIDENTS DO HAPPEN"
The organs of the body were having a meeting, trying to decide
who was In charge. Each organ took a turn to speak up:
Brain......... I should be in charge because I run all body functions.
Blood........ I should be in charge because I circulate oxygen for the brain.
Stomach... I should be in charge because I process food to the brain.
Legs......... I should be in charge because I take the brain where it Wants to go.
Eyes......... I should be in charge because I let the brain see where it's going.
Asshole.....I should be in charge because I get rid of your waste.
All the other parts laughed so hard and this made the asshole very mad. To prove his point, the asshole immediately slammed tightly closed and Stayed that way for 6 days, refusing to rid the body of any waste whatsoever.
Day 1 - Brain got a terrible headache and cried out for relief
Day 2 - Stomach got bloated and began to ache terribly
Day 3 - Legs got cramps and became unstable
Day 4 - Eyes became watery and vision became blurred
Day 5 - Blood became toxic and poisoned the body Day 6 -The other organs agreed to let the asshole be in charge.
MORAL OF THE STORY: "NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE, OR HOW IMPORTANT YOU THINK YOU ARE, YOU WILL FIND THAT IT IS ALWAYS THE ASSHOLE THAT IS IN CHARGE"