Sandra Surjadiredja




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  • For the new Ecademy members, please check the Networking Tips from Paul Adams, which I found extremely helpful when I first joined Ecademy. This will help you a lot to find your way around Ecademy and to become a good networker as well. Thanks Paul for allowing me to link to your best networking advise.
  • Thanks to Philip Calvert, who suggested that I should put my personal information first.
  • Thanks to Suzanna Raymond who made my profile is colourful with various pictures.
  • Thanks to Barrie Crips, who keeps me "young" here. :-)
  • Thanks to Bunterng Onglivawan, who gives me the opportunity to run the Ecademy Indonesia Club as his co-moderator
  • If you need more information about Bali, please check the Ecademy B@li Club here.
  • Another useful tool here is the "Spotlight" which I use to add other members who I want to find easier and not everybody using it yet!
  • Why am I here? It's a destiny. :-) I was having problems with my laptop, somebody who fixed it forgot to save all the e-mails in my Outlook, so I have to download everything in my Outlook again. Mind you, the Internet connection here isn't that good, so it'll take me all night long to download them. While it's downloading, I start searching the net, finding Facebook, I joined, then I found the links to Ecademy, so........ here I am. ;-) Why do I become so active here? It's simple, I love the people here, so friendly and helpful. Wish you find the same experience and enjoy it thoroughly :-) The Story: I'm a Chinese, the 6th generation, who was born in Surabaya, the second biggest city in Indonesia. The eldest of four girls, I lived there till college. Language is my passion. I learn Mandarin, Japanese, French, German, Russian at High School and I learn English as an autodidact. But as the phrase goes "You lose it when you don't use it". All is gone, except the English and now I start learning Italian. I love the world, I love the people. My dream as a teenager was to became a flight attendant, so I can see the world, meet different people and get paid for doing it. But my eyesight failed me (there were no contact lenses that time). So, instead I was working at a travel agent, having learn that as a travel agent staff I can get a cheap flight and possibly free hotel rooms. I went to the evening class to study Tourism while working in a travel agent. Later I found out that in the travel agent, my salary was so low, I'd rather worked else where and save the differences in the salary and paid full price airlines ticket and hotel rooms if I want to travel. I start a new career as a Secretary till a Branch Manager of a Slimming Clinic within 4 years. Then I moved to England, studied as a Computer Programmer, but I saw that in nearly each small town there was always a gift shop selling handicraft from Indonesia with crazy prices. My business blood starts calculating the difference between the selling price in the shop and the buying price in Indonesia and decided to start the handicraft business. The smell of the money was more attractive then a college degree, so I left the college and started my own business in England. I even supplied the London Zoo and many of Heritage Places with handicraft made in Bali, went so well till the recession after the Malvinas hits the shops and I had to leave the business to my partner while I moved back to Bali. The business died slowly and I had to go back to work in the hotel industry. I got a job in the sales department of Grand Mirage, a five star resort in Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua while they start building it. It was either my General Manager couldn't stand of me or he was too impressed by my capability, therefore before the hotel even finished, I was offered to take a lot more higher position as the Operations Manager for Thalasso Bali, the first Thalassotherapy (Sea/Salt Water Health Spa) centre in South East Asia! Which of course I didn't say "no" for such an offer. I went to France for two weeks training as the first Thalasso therapist from South East Asia ;-) I was on and off working for the tourism industry in Bali since, all a Pre Opening Team of a hotel, villa and spa centre as well as Travel Agent and Tour Operator. Enough about the story of my working career or what so called as "The Rat Race"! One night I saw a very attractive guy in a bar, got introduced and end up married to him. Eros is a wonderful Swiss guy from Locarno and I'm still happily married to him (have to make it bold and underlined to avoid more dating proposal :-)) I'm a proud nearly 50 years young girl (chuckle) with 3 gorgeous girls. Louise is 25 years, just graduated from her IT master degree and now works as a stock market trader. Noelle is 13 and Nicole is 10, both are still in the Elementary School. Now I live far from the huzzle buzzle of a big city, peacefully enjoy the natural environment of Bali since the last 16 years. It's a Paradise. I'm a fun lover, I enjoy life too much. Although I have several businesses, full time as well as part time businesses, fun always comes first. I don't believe that professional business person can't have fun while running the business. Sometimes I work harder than my staffs, sometimes my staffs have to work harder while I'm having a day or two or more days off, but I always do everything properly. If I can't handle it, I won't take it. I always enjoy working together with my husband, in each others shoes most of the time and I just love having the possibility to share everything with my soul mate. I feel that I'm the luckiest person in the world :-) As a professional as well as a house wife I need to work in my own space, so I set up a few companies where I can be my own boss, can run the businesses from home, decide whether to go to the office or spend my time with my family on the beach and with the modern technology nowadays, they are all simply possible. My Lifetime Achievements:
  • Having various managerial positions without a college degree
  • Successfully building a happy family
  • Successfully running several businesses
  • Successfully escaped from cleaning, cooking and other domestic chores for the past 13 years
  • Successfully stay healthy, happy and stay young :-)
  • Enjoy living in a paradise, having a nice house with 1,400sqm garden by the river, next to a jungle and with a rice field view from the second floor.
  • Running the Ecademy B@li Club
  • Running the Ecademy Indonesia Club as a co-moderator
  • Our House in the Paradise

    I decided to start my own business when I received this letter: SICK DAYS: We will no longer accept a doctor statement as proof of sickness. If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work. SURGERY: Operations are now banned. As long as you are an employee here, you need all your organs. You should not consider removing anything. We hired you intact. To have something removed constitutes a breach of your employment contract. PERSONAL DAYS: Each employee will receive 104 personal days a year. They are called Saturdays & Sundays. VACATION DAYS: All employees will take their vacations at the same time every year. The vacation days are as follows: Jan. 1, July 4 & Dec. 25. BEREAVEMENT LEAVE: This is no excuse for missing work. There is nothing you can do for dead friends, relatives or coworkers. Every effort should be made to have non-employees attend to the arrangements. In rare cases where employee involvement is unavoidable, the funeral should be scheduled in the late afternoon. We will be glad to allow you to work through your lunch hour and subsequently leave one hour early, provided your share of the work is done. OUT FROM YOUR OWN DEATH: This will be accepted as an excuse. However, we require at least two weeks notice as it is your duty to train your own replacement. RESTROOM USE: Entirely too much time is being spent in the restroom. In the future, we will follow the practice of going in alphabetical order. For instance, all employees whose names begin with 'A' will go from 8:00 to 8:20, employees whose names begin with 'B' will go from 8:20 to 8:40 and so on. If you're unable to go at your allotted time, it will be necessary to wait until the next day when your turn comes again. In extreme emergencies, employees may swap their time with a coworker. Both employees' supervisors (in writing) must approve this exchange. In addition, there is now a strict 3-minute time limit in the stalls. At the end of three minutes, an alarm will sound, the toilet paper roll will retract, and the stall door will open. LUNCH BREAK: Skinny people get an hour for lunch as they need to eat more so that they can look healthy, normal size people get 30 minutes for lunch to get a balanced meal to maintain the average figure. Overweight people get 5 minutes for lunch because that's all the time needed to drink a Slim Fast & take a diet pill. DRESS CODE: It is advised that you come to work dressed according to your salary, if we see you wearing $350 Prada sneakers & carrying a $600 Gucci bag we assume you are doing financially well and therefore you do not need a raise. Thank you for your loyalty to our company. We are here to provide a positive employment experience. Therefore, all questions comments, concerns, complaints, frustrations, irritations, aggravations, insinuations, allegations, accusations, contemplation's, consternation's or input should be directed elsewhere. Have a nice week. Human Resources Department
    The Business:
    Advantours is a small tours & travel agent based in Bali, Indonesia. We caters inbound (tourist coming into Indonesia), outbound (Indonesian going out to the other country) as well as domestic (Indonesian and expats) tourist as a Free Individual Traveller, Group Individual Traveller as well as MICE - Meeting , Incentive, Conference and Exhibition. We could provide all travel related services:
  • Airlines ticketing for International and Domestic flights
  • Accommodation at B&B, star rating hotels and the latest trends of private villas
  • Transportation: self drive rent car, cheauffur driven car, coaches, yatch etc.
  • Excursions and tours, cruise, theme parks etc.
  • Adventures and other tourism activities from Golf, Cruise, Fishing, Diving, Rafting, Water sports, Land Cruise, Trekking, Cycling, Nature Walk, Spa, Cooking Course etc.
  • Event Organisers for Weddings, Family Gathering, Team Building, Product Launches etc.
  • Others, such as Health Check Up, Property etc.
    I'm the President Director. Check Advantours
    PT. Ersano Era Saka Kuno
    Limited company since 1997 and is a well established company in trading and exporting from Bali. We have been exporting to USA, Canada, Peru, Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, UK, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Korea, Philippine, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and the list keeps growing. Made to order. No order is too small or too big for us. We welcome your own design for Accessories, Art Items, Bags, Bangles, Beds, Belts, Bracelets, Brooches, Carvings, Chairs, Cutlery, Dinning Sets, Earrings, Figurines, Furniture, Garden Features, Garment, Gifts, Glasses, Handicraft, Interior Items, Jewelry, Kitchen Sets, Leather, Necklaces, Painting, Pendants, Photo Albums, Rattan Items, Rings, Sculptures, Silver, Sofas, Statues, Stone Items, Stools, Tables, Water Features, Wedding Gift, Wicker Items as well as Company Gift and Exotic Trophys. Some samples of our products, which we already export:
    Indoor Furniture       Outdoor Furniture    Garden Features    Gift    Handicraft      Interior      Paintings          Jewelry          Toys  
    My husband acts as a buying agent to ensure that the orders met the highest standard of quality will be completed on time as scheduled. We'll take care of the packaging to avoid breakage during the shipment and work with any shipping company to any destinations. We could recommend one for a new buyer without any shipping company. I'm a partner and you can see more of our products at here. Mind you, I keep updating it all the time as well, so you need to check it out every so often to see the latest ones. ;-)
    TEAM - The Experts At Marketing & Management
    TEAM is a fully integrated company primarily specializing in Villa and Hotel Services, Marketing & Management. We are having this company as a good friend "forced" us to manage a private villa. Manage the staffs, look after the place, maintain it in the highest standard as well as marketing and provide the best service to the in house guests. Many Indonesian as well as expatriates own a property in Bali as an investment or a holiday home and would love to get their money invested back by renting it out to the tourist. We assist them to make it possible. Our office is managed by masters degree qualified hotel and hospitality / tour and travel professionals each contributing both industries specific and business experience and who are completely up to date with current market developments and trends. The key to successful ownership of a villa/hotel is consistent and professional management. Our Team Our team consists of highly skilled consultants in specific areas of specialization, has expertise and excel in all aspects of hospitality industries as senior level professionals in several five star hotels, boutique villa, sophisticated spa centres and travel agencies. Having a proven track record in the areas of setting up the standard operations procedures, finance, sales and marketing, developing marketing strategy both online and offline, human resources, training and other departments. Our Partners To support our marketing team, we have several associates of professional firms to enable us serving you better. - Law firm - Financial and Tax - Training and Foreign Language Institute - Travel Agencies and Tour Operators - Event Organizers Our Mission Employing full time professionals to get the strategic resources and marketing campaign needed to growth could be very expensive yet possibly contribute little. We serve as a partner who helps clients executing aggressive marketing strategies, raise awareness, support sales, build brands and manage the property. Our Commitment To assist small and medium size companies with full support to achieve their business goals with unparalleled value, coupled with our ability to seize opportunities, provides clients with measurable objectives and well-thought-out strategic plans. Conversely, we believe in implementing programs that effectively building targeted programs that yield significant, measurable results for our clients, posses innovation, passion and dedication. We fill the gap by providing senior marketing and management expertise and an objective, no-nonsense approach, out sourced or on a project by project basis. Either way, our focus is on achieving real results for our clients and dedicated to contribute to clients' long-term success. Our Services We offer a complete and comprehensive management and/or marketing package tailored to your specific needs. Our objective is to foster an environment of continuous improvements and streamline the work process resulting in highly profitable business. We realize each business is different. While some businesses require full-service operations, sales and marketing, finance and human resource management, others require only consultative services. We can do it all.
  • Maximize Guest Satisfaction -> Maximize Guest Satisfaction
  • Maximize Occupancy -> Maximize Revenue
  • Maximize Repeat Business -> Maximize Return of Investment
  • Now we are expanding and on several new projects and expand our accounts of small resorts, boutique villas, luxurious villas, restaurants, diving company and an entertainment group. I'm the Managing Director of TEAM.
    Anak Kita
    Anak Kita means "Our Children", a tutorial course for young kids. It's difficult to get a good English speaking teacher in Bali, so I have to start my own Tutorial Business to be able to give my own children the best teacher available, who can assist them in their study as I don't have the patience to teach them. My English and Mandarin teacher was educated in Singapore. We also have "Learn to write" class for the kinder garden student and preparing them to continue to the Elementary School and tutorial for all the Elementary school subjects. Perhaps we'll expand into High School Tutorial when my girl starts the High School next year.
    The Web Experts
    My latest project is in the web design, web development and web maintenance.
  • Our first project is as an outsource of a Swiss based web company.
  • We are making pop art photos for a Swiss company, but of course we welcome orders from others too :-)
  • Our second project is to promote the latest technology of internet marketing tool, Electronic Brochure or E-brochure.
  • What is an E-brochure or an Electronic Brochure? E-brochure is your printed brochure or catalogue or other information material on your computer. Read your E-brochure on the computer by turning the page as the ordinary printed brochure. E-brochure is the latest technology of internet marketing tool. It contains high tech publication using the 3D technology, but inexpensive, cost effective and easy to use as it doesn't need any special software to view it. It's the most effective Internet Marketing tool as it can be viewed OFFLINE. Is it a high tech publication? E-brochure contains high quality graphics to reflect your professional image; you are not limited to how many colours or photos you can use as in the printed material. Your e-brochure can be viewed by turning the page, jumping to any pages back and forth, view larger image, pop-up, flash applications, slide, movie and music to attract your client while browsing through the pages. Why is it inexpensive? Do the math! What does each brochure costs to print and post? How many clients visiting your website but still request a brochure? How much easier would it be for your client to order your product/service if they can see your brochure online? E-brochure is inexpensive in comparison to print your brochure, which will include the templates cost and design fee. Why is it cost effective? E-brochure provides instant information. You can replace your printed brochure with the e-brochure as your clients can download, read and print your e-brochure instantly without extra costs for you. You can send your e-brochure to 1,000 or 100,000 clients at the same time without extra cost and your clients could print out your e-brochure directly from their computer, thus save you the printing cost as well as the distribution cost and the delivery time. You can copy them into a CD-Rom to give away to your clients whenever you need it. You don't have to keep a pile of stock and waste them when it's outdated. You don't have to re-print it to update the information (text, prices and photos) or re-print new stocks. The time needed to update your e-brochure per page is very fast comparing to order new prints. You just pay for the page you want to update, instead of the whole brochure. The cost to update per page is extremely low. Is it really easy to use? E-brochure doesn't need any special software to download nor a reader application to view it. You can have the download options from your existing website; therefore anybody who opens your website can download it themselves. You can send it as an attachment of your more personal e-mail to your clients; they can download it through the Outlook Express, Eudora, and Thunder Bird etc. Once downloaded into their computer, they can open it anytime, offline, even without having to safe it as a file. Why does e-brochure become the latest technology of the internet marketing tools? You save time in distributing your brochures. Once downloaded, your clients have instant access to your company/service/product information without having to remember your website address or even connecting to the internet. E-brochure is an E-commerce campaign engine as your E-brochure can be linked to your website to drive more traffic to your website. Your clients can purchase a product through your e-brochure online. E-brochure is an inter-active marketing tool, as it does not only provide information of your company/service/product information, but also allows you to obtain valuable customer information. You can find out how many people download it, which page they are viewing and you can even use it as your data base source by requesting their e-mail address for the latest updated brochure or inquiring your viewer to leave a comment and get their e-mail address from their comments. E-brochure is environmentally friendly as it's paperless and eliminates outdated, wasted printing material.
    Don't wait for people to visit your website. Send it to them, in the form of an E-BROCHURE
    Download more information here and a sample here. I'm the President Director of The Web Experts.
    Galvanic Spa
    I'm the process to make myself look 10 years younger with this anti aging device. Takes 10 minutes a week and my wrinkles fade away, the cheek win the war against the gravity, less neck lines, no flabby under arms, no cellulite, slender figure, thicker hair and more. One machine for a top to toe treatment :-) The product is amazing and... there is a business behind it. This business opportunity is still open worldwide, please do not hesitate to contact me if you are either interesting to purchase the device only or doing the business as well. It's a Multi Level Marketing business, a Network Marketing Business, a Franchise Business, a Home Based Business, a Referral Business. Name it whatever you feel like it, but I jut LOVE it ;-) I'm not in Ecademy because of this kind of networking anyway. :-) Fact: I joined Ecademy on June 2007 and I joined this business on February 2008. ;-) Means, I'm not here because of this MLM business. ;-) Fact: read this link here. If you are still ignoring my warning and interesting to know more, then please feel free to check my website here.
    Each individual is unique, that makes them interesting and called as 'individual' instead of 'group'. Appreciate the difference, do not just look for similarity. My personal quotes, created for Ecademy

    You can find me at other sites too: View Sandra (Sandriany) Surjadiredja's profile on LinkedIn XING Facebook MySpace Webshots Xanga Fast Pitch
    Chinese Proverb: "When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others."
    I enjoy taking all sort of personality tests, so I would like to share it with the other members, who also love to do it. MY DESTINY :-)
    You Are a Natural Entrepreneur
    You're creative, driven, and full of great ideas.
    You could be the next Richard Branson, Warren Buffet, or Oprah.
    Keep with your dreams, even if people don't understand or respect them.
    Someday you'll have too much money to care what they think!

    "Hm........" ;-)
    Your Intrapersonal Intelligence Score: 80%
    Your Intrapersonal Intelligence is High

    You have a great understanding of who you are, and your place in the world.
    You know what path you're on. And you are excited about your future.
    You're always deepening your inner knowledge and introspection. And enjoying it every step of the way.

    Although it doesn't mean that I can't lose it :-)
    Your Dominant Intelligence is Linguistic Intelligence
    You are excellent with words and language. You explain yourself well.
    An elegant speaker, you can converse well with anyone on the fly.
    You are also good at remembering information and convincing someone of your point of view.
    A master of creative phrasing and unique words, you enjoy expanding your vocabulary.

    You would make a fantastic poet, journalist, writer, teacher, lawyer, politician, or translator.

    It's just so logical!
    You Are Pretty Logical
    You're a bit of a wizard when it comes to logic
    While you don't have perfect logic, you logic is pretty darn good
    Keep at it - you've got a lot of natural talent in this area!

    Your Thinking is Concrete and Sequential
    You are precise, orderly, and realistic.
    You tend to get to the point and get things done.

    Difficult, detailed work is easy for you. You take things step by step.
    Time limits aren't a problem for you either. You work well with deadlines.

    What does drive you crazy is any sort of task that isn't precisely laid out.
    You don't like anything to be ambiguous. You prefer to deal with the facts at hand.

    Emotional being logical? ;-)
    Your EQ is 140
    You are remarkable when it comes to relating with others. Only the biggest losers get under your skin.

    You are warm and open. Even when life gets you down, you're unafraid of the world and its challenges.
    You are comfortable with who you are. And you accept your weaknesses - as well as the weaknesses of others.

    While you are quite stable, you don't respond perfectly to every bad situation that comes up.
    But you have enough emotional intelligence to know when you need a course correction.

    What's between left and right? Middle or centre? :-)
    You Are 60% Left Brained, 40% Right Brained
    The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.
    Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.
    If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.
    Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.

    The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.
    Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.
    If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.
    Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

    I don't create this one ;-)
    You Are 100% Creative
    You are an incredibly creative person. For you, there are no bounds or limits to your creativity.
    Your next creation could be something very great... Or at least very cool!

    But........., my favourite colour is BLUE........ :-(

    Ima High Yellow

    Ima High Yellow - What colour are you ?

    Tips on how to get to know me better

    • Be flexible
    • Be quick paced
    • Be positive
    • Be open
    • Be generous with your praise
    • Be supportive of my ideas
    • Have fun!

    "I'm Number 1!" ;-)
    Your Expression Number is 1
    You have the skills to be a top executive or businessperson.
    But first you must develop your natural capacity to be a good leader.
    You are truly original - with a creative approach to life and a very sharp mind.

    You reach for the sky, and you have the potential to reach it.
    Assertive and straight forward, you have little need for supervision.
    You are self-confident, self-reliant, and courageous in your convictions.

    While you sometimes fear loneliness, you prefer to be left alone.
    A bit self centered, you may be hard to life with at times.
    You also have a strong dominant streak - which can push others away at times.

    Don't be scared of me, PLEASE...... :-)
    Your Word is "Fearless"
    You see life as your one chance to experience everything, and you just go for it!
    You believe the biggest risk is being afraid and missing out on something amazing.

    Sometimes your fearlessness means you're daring. You enjoy risky activities.
    And sometimes your fearlessness means you're courageous. You're brave enough to do the right thing, even when it's scary.

    And my astrological sign is water? ;-)
    Your Element Is Earth
    You excel at planning and strategizing.
    You could be a champ at chess or Survivor.

    Well grounded, you are able to be realistic and rationalize.
    On the inside, you have a hard core. It's tough to phase you.

    You are super productive, and you are able to think anything through.
    Focused and super charged, your instincts are a good guide for your next step.

    Your Colors Say You Are Caring
    When you are at peace, you are:

    Deeply stable

    When you are moved to act, you are:

    Giving and warm

    When you are inspired, you are:

    Spiritual and humble

    When your life is perfectly balanced, you are:

    Philosophical and expressive

    Your life's purpose is:

    To live a passionate life

    I do hope so?
    Your Brain is Working
    Your mind is an incubator for good ideas, it just takes a while for them to develop.
    But when you think of something, watch out!
    Your thoughts tend to be huge, and they come on quickly - like an explosion.
    You tend to be quiet around others, unless you're inspired by your next big idea.

    Goliath or Elephant? ;-)
    Your Power Level is: 90%
    You have all the tools you need to be a success - both professionally and personally.
    You'll probably go beyond reaching your goals. You'll change the world (at least a little).

    What is ENFP?
    You Are An ENFP
    The Inspirer

    You love being around people, and you are deeply committed to your friends.
    You are also unconventional, irreverent, and unimpressed by authority.
    Incredibly perceptive, you can usually sense if someone has hidden motives.
    You use lots of colorful language and expressions. You're quite the storyteller!

    In love, you are quite the charmer. And you are definitely willing to risk your heart.
    You often don't follow through with your flirting or professed feelings. You break a lot of hearts.

    At work, you are driven but not a workaholic. You just always seem to enjoy what you do.
    You would make an excellent entrepreneur, politician, or journalist.

    How you see yourself: compassionate, unselfish, and understanding

    When other people don't get you, they see you as: gushy, emotional, and unfocused

    Ough......... a bit full of myself?
    Your Soul is Welcoming
    You are a warm hearted and open minded person. It's easy for you to forgive and forget.

    You are a grounded person, but you also leave room for imagination and dreams. You feet may be on the ground, but you're head is in the clouds.

    You believe that people see you as larger than life and important. While this is true, they also think you're a bit full of yourself.

    Your near future is calm, relaxing, and pretty much what you want. And it's something you've been anticipating for a while now.

    For you, love is all about caring and comfort. You couldn't fall in love with someone you didn't trust.

    I'm the softest type :-)
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    Gosh..... assassination victim? Not too soon, I hope.....
    Actually I haven't seen it yet :-)
    What Matrix Persona Are You?
    You are The Oracle, from "The Matrix. " Wise, kind, honest- is there anything slightly negative about you? You are genuinely supportive of others. Careful not to let people take advantage of you, though. Take this quiz!

    I have no idea how to comment on this one!
    What obsolete skill are you?
    You are 'Latin'. Even among obsolete skills, the tongue of the ancient Romans is a real anachronism. With its profusion of different cases and conjugations, Latin is more than a language; it is a whole different way of thinking about things. You are very classy, meaning that you value the classics. You value old things, good things which have stood the test of time. You value things which have been proven worthy and valuable, even if no one else these days sees them that way. Your life is touched by a certain 'pietas', or piety; perhaps you are even a Stoic. Nonetheless, you have a certain fascination with the grotesque and the profane. Also, the modern world rejects you like a bad transplant. Your problem is that Latin has been obsolete for a long time. Take this quiz!

    Am I an angel?
    What's your best quality?
    You're Modest. You don't make anyone feel bad if they are not as good as you at something, and you usually don't brag. Take this quiz!

    This one is a fun one..... :-)
    What shape are you? A triangle, a circle, a rectangle, a square, or a Squiggle?
    You are a Squiggle. Squiggles are creative, witty, and impulsive. Squiggles are eccentric. Squiggles don't do well in a routine. The squiggle is the only pure right-brained thinker. Brain research states that only 12-15% of people are right brained thinkers, so fewer people are true squiggles than what is claimed. Squiggles get bored easily. They need challenges and freedom. Squiggles love to meet challenges because they enjoy peak experiences. Squiggles are random holistic. They don't like to bother with details. Squiggles are the ones who ask why. They need to know the reason for things. They are a strong shape along with the triangle. Lots of squares are want to be squiggles. At work, you can recognize the squiggle as the person with the messy office. The squiggle lives in the future. A pure squiggle is as spontaneous as they are fickle. Squiggles are bright and having big ideas and big dreams to match. The squiggles motto is "To dream the impossible dream." Squiggles don't sweat things. Squiggles are the most likely shape to be in a supermarket at midnight. Squiggles are great to have as friends because they are so interesting. However don't count on a squiggle. Squiggles are dramatic, flamboyant, and the most likely to think of themselves as sexy! Meryl Streep and Mikhail Baryshnikov are squiggles. Take this quiz!

    Wow.......... I'm a Talent!

    You're a risk-taker, and you follow your passions. You're determined to take on the world and succeed on your own terms. Whether in the arts, science, engineering, business, or politics, you fearlessly express your own vision of the world. You're not afraid of a fight, and you're not afraid to bet your future on your own abilities. If you find a job boring or stifling, you're already preparing your resume. You believe in doing what you love, and you're not willing to settle for an ordinary life.

    Talent: 69%
    Lifer: 33%
    Mandarin: 44%
    Take the Talent, Lifer, or Mandarin quiz.

    Wow, wow, wow............... I'm a Lamborghini Murcielago!

    You're not subtle, but you don't want to be. Fast, loud, and dramatic, you want people to notice you, and then get out of the way. In a world full of sheep, you're a raging bull.

    Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

    My famous person quotes:
    To laugh often and much To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children To earn the appreciation of honest critics And endure the betrayal of false friends To appreciate beauty To find the best in others To leave the world a bit better Whether by a healthy child Or a garden patchÂ… To know even one life has breathed easier Because you have lived. This is to have succeeded - Emerson

    Do you know? :-)
    Why God Created Eve? God worried that Adam would always be lost in the garden because he knew men would never ask directions. God knew that Adam would one day need someone to hand him the TV remote because men don't want to see what's on television, they want to see WHAT ELSE is on television. God knew that Adam would never buy a new fig leaf when the seat wore out and therefore would need Eve to get one for him. God knew that Adam would never make a doctors appointment for himself. God knew that Adam would never remember which night was garbage night. God knew that if the world was to be populated there would have to be someone to bear them, because men would never be able to handle it. As "Keeper of the Garden" Adam would never remember where he put his tools. The scripture account of creation indicates that Adam needed someone to blame his troubles on when God caught him hiding in the garden. As the Bible says, "It is not good for man to be alone." He only ends up getting himself in trouble. When God finished the creation of Adam, he stepped back, scratched his head and said, "I can do better than that."

    Quotes about marriage: :-)
    To the world you might be one person, but to one person you just might be the world. (Anonymous) * Two secrets to keep your marriage brimming: 1. Whenever you're wrong, admit it, 2. Whenever you're right, shut up. (Nash)
    Let me start with the men:
    By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher. (Socrates) * Marriage is the only war where one sleeps with the enemy. (Anonymous) ** "Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays." (Henry Youngman) *** After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can't face each other, but still they stay together. (Hemant Joshi) **** The most effective way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once. (Anonymous) ***** When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her. (Sacha Guitry)

    A Wise Advise:
    MONEY ISN'T EVERYTHING It can buy a bed, but not sleep. It can buy a clock, but not time. It can buy you a book, but not knowledge. It can buy you a position, but not respect. It can buy you medicine, but not health. It can buy you blood, but not life. It can buy you sex, but not love. So you see, money isn't everything and it often causes pain and suffering. I tell you this because I am your friend and as your friend I want to take away your pain and suffering.... So send me all of your money and I will suffer for you.

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