Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Jane Ellis Hopkins says..

Quote of the Day

"Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains."

Jane Ellis Hopkins, writer

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Home's Cafe

White Coffee

Lot 7-58, D'Piazza Mall,
Persiaran Mayang Pasir,
11950 Bayan Baru,

Date : 2009-09-27
Time : 6.22PM

Hazelnut White Coffee

Strawberry Tea

Nasi Lemak with Curry Chicken

Peanut Butter Thick Toast

Angel's Birthday Dinner

Belated Angel's Birthday Dinner

Date : 2009-09-26

Time : 6.30PM

Venue : Town Steamboat Restaurant

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

William Hazlitt says..

Quote of the Day

"Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater one."

William Hazlitt, Essayist

Monday, September 21, 2009

Arthur's Day

Arthur's Day

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Arthur's Day
Guinness 250 Anniversary 1759-2009.jpg
Location(s)Flag of Ireland Dublin, Ireland
Flag of Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Flag of Nigeria Lagos, Nigeria
Flag of the United States New York, United States
Flag of Cameroon Yaoundé, Cameroon
Date(s)24 September 2009

Arthur's Day refers to a series of music events which have been organised to celebrate the 250th birthday of Guinness. The events will take place in the international cities of Dublin, Kuala Lumpur, Lagos, New York and Yaoundé on 24 September 2009. The event will be broadcast internationally on SKY, ITV2 and DirecTV.[1] 6 million has been pledged to the Arthur Guinness Fund.[1] The celebration has been endorsed by several high-profile names, such as rock star-turned political activist Bob Geldof, director and screenwriter Guy Ritchie, footballer and Guinness football ambassador for Africa Michael Essien and British celebrities such as Peter Crouch and Sophie Dahl.[2]

Guinness drinkers are expected to raise a glass to the memory of Arthur Guinness.[3] An 82c stamp of an Arthur Guinness portrait was also released by An Post to commemorate the anniversary.[4]

Arthur Guinness

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Arthur Guinness

Celbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Died23 January 1803 (aged 77)
Resting placeOughter Ard
NationalityFlag of Ireland Irish
OccupationBrewer and businessman
Known forAs founder of Guinness

Arthur Guinness (1725 – 23 January 1803) was an Irish brewer and the founder of the Guinness brewery business and family.

Arthur Guinness was the founder of the Guinness brewery business, an entrepreneur, visionary and philanthropist. Guinness laid the foundations for Guinness Brewery. At 27, in 1752, Guinness's godfather Arthur Price, Archbishop of Cashel, bequeathed him £100 in his will. Guinness put the money to good use and in 1755 had a brewery at Leixlip, just 17 km from Dublin. In 1759, Guinness went to the city and set up his own business. He got a 9,000 year lease on the four-acre brewery at St. James's Gate from Mark Rainsford for an annual rent of £45.

The Guinness family, though Protestants, claimed descent from the Magennis Gaelic Catholic clan of County Down in the 1600s. RecentDNA evidence instead suggests descent from the McCartans, another County Down clan.[1]

Guinness's place and date of birth are the subject of speculation. His gravestone in Oughterard, County Kildare says he died on January 23, 1803, at age 78, indicating that he was born sometime in 1724 or very early in 1725. This contradicts the date of September 28, 1725 chosen by the Guinness company in 1991, apparently to end speculation about his birthdate[2]. The place of birth is likely to be the maternal Read homestead at Ardclough County Kildare where his father brewed for the local Ponsonby family[3].

In 2009 it was claimed he was born at nearby Celbridge[4] where his father later became land steward for the Archbishop of Cashel, Dr.Arthur Price, and may have brewed beer for the other workers on the estate. In his will, Dr. Price left £100 each to the Guinnesses.

In 1761 he married Olivia Whitmore in St. Mary's Church, Dublin, and they had 21 children, 10 of whom lived to adulthood. From 1764 they lived at Beaumont House, now part of Beaumont Convalescent Home, between Santry and Raheny in north County Dublin. Three of his sons were also brewers, and his other descendants eventually included missionaries, politicians and authors.

He was buried in his mother's family plot at Oughter Ard in County Kildare in January 1803.

Guinness supported Henry Grattan in the 1780s and 1790s, not least because Grattan wanted to reduce the tax on beer. He was one of the four brewers' guild representatives on Dublin Corporation from the 1760s until his death. Like Grattan, Guinness was publicly in favour ofCatholic Emancipation from 1793, but was not a supporter of the United Irish during the 1798 rebellion.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

St Catherine of Siena says..

Quote of the Day

"To a brave man, good and bad luck are like his right and left hand. He uses both."

St Catherine of Siena

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Nelson Rockefeller says..

Quote of the Day

"Wherever we look upon this earth, opportunities take shape within the problems."

Nelson Rockefeller

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Maxwell Maltz says..

Quote of the Day

"Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk and to act."

Maxwell Maltz

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Midvalley/The Garden ..exhausted



Midvalley/The Garden ..exhausted
(2009-08-30 ~ 2ND DAY ~ 5.13PM)