Wednesday, June 06, 2012

21

Yours truly
21 is a significant number to me. I bought my first mobile phone, a Motorola flip phone on 21st day of October 2000. It was my birthday. The number starts with 21 too which makes it so special. I remembered the details of that day even after mote than a decade. The sales man told me happily that it was his girlfriend's birthday too and they are going to celebrate later that night. I thought it was just me but I am not alone. 21 is special to many people. Before we go on, I would like to share the meaning of number 21 in many ways possible.

Birthday
Here are some of the famous people in the world that was born on 21st October. Lol! Source wikipedia.
  1. 1833 – Alfred Nobel, Swedish inventor and founder of the Nobel Prize (died in 1896)
  2. 1886 – Eugene Burton Ely, American aviation pioneer (died in 1911)
  3. 1924 – Celia Cruz, Cuban singer, Queen of Salsa (d. 2003)
  4. 1931 – Shammi Kapoor, Indian Actor (died in 2011)
  5. 1948 – Shaye Cohen, Historian and Professor at Harvard University
  6. 1969 – Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, crown prince of Bahrain
  7. 1980 – Kim Kardashian, American socialite, model and reality television star

Numerology
21 make up to No. 3, i.e. 2+1=3
Meaning of No. 3 -   This is the number of self-expression. 3s are often happier when they are in an environment that allows them to express themselves. This number often denotes the creative soul. If you have always been drawn towards artistic endeavors, chances are that you have a 3 in your numerology profile. Some of 3’s positive characteristics include being friendly, popular, versatile, passionate, talented, witty, romantic, and charming. Some negative traits for 3s include vain, wasteful, gaudy, domineering, critical, fickle, and egotistical. (from numerologist.com)

Horoscope
Venus transiting the sun at 10.37am (Malaysian time)
Observed @ Sandakan, Sabah, 6th June 2012
Copyright photo: Redzuan Tahar
21st October falls under the 7th astrological sing in the zodiac of 12 signs. It is ruled under the planet of Venus. Today marks a special day of Venus transiting the Sun. I thought today was really a special day for me too :)

Libra's symbol is scales. It is the only non-living symbols in the zodiac too. Here are a more elaborate explanation of being a Libran woman :

Libra woman mostly has an egg oval facial shape. She has a nice smooth skin and a good figure. She will spent so much efforts to keep her skin clean and pretty. She can be easily allergy to cosmetic and make up, but taken care of her face and avoid wrinkle is her hobby. She is good at it and tend to look younger than her age. She can be very naughty like a little boy, but yet fully 100% woman. She looks nice in either Jean or night gown. She thinks woman is equal to man. Sometimes she can think faster than you, but she will not leave you far behind. She will try not to make you feel like you are competed or defeated in any games she plays with you even she is winning. She is a little flirt even she has no idea what she wants. She can not decide what to do, and what not to do, so she can not set her schedule very well in all cases. She is gifted with how to dress, and how to match her dress. She likes to dress in black and wear perfume. She likes a mild flowery scent. In any argument, she can really argue. She can argue for hours, and mostly win the argument. If it is not a serious argument, she could argue and once a while give you a smile also. Woman in other Zodiac might not care what other people think, but Libra woman care what other people ,or what you feel as much as her own feeling. She can adjust to her environment very well, so at work she will be at the ladder up. She likes team work in doing things. If you ask her for help or advice, she will help you except if she does not like your guts. She can change you and make you think you change by yourself without her influence. Good side of being with Libra woman are she never interfere with your privacy. She will not make you loose face in front of your friends. Even she cares about how much money she has left his her bank account, she will never forget to let you know how much she cares for you. She think taken care of the house is a woman job and she can do it well. But if you expect a Libra woman to fear you, then you are wrong. She is a strong woman even she looks at you with that sweet innocent pairs of baby's looks and may loose you (let you win) in a few poker games. (This was sent by a friend via an email. Seriously, I do not know the source).


Al-Quran
Verse 21, Surah 30 (Chapter 30); here it goes. Coincidentally, it is very interesting surah where Allah SWT explained of his existance in within men and women that they are created in pairs to love each other's companionship.




21-Eye Dzi Beads


The Tibetan beads are believed
to protect its wearer
The word "Dzi" translated from Tibetan means "shine, brightness, clearness, and splendour"; and the Chinese interpretation of "Dzi" is "heaven's pearls" (Wikipedia). Dzi beads are precious beads with symbols such as circles, waves or lines that have certain meaning to the Tibetans. It has been worn since the ancient time about 2000 years back. The original beads are handed down from one generation to another and it is very precious as well as rare nowadays. What we have in the market now are new Dzi Beads made from agate  that has been etched with the patterns. Though not as old as the original, still, it carries certain aura or protection to its wearers.

21 eyed Dzi is believed to be very powerful. It helps one attains highest level of enlightenment; materialises wishes, strengthens one's reputation, power and influence. It is also believed to dispel obstacles and ensures smooth-sailing luck.












Fashion
In fashion, you will find Forever 21, a clothing brand for the young and trendy. This brand is for those who likes vibrant colours and outstanding appearance that turns heads. People with outgoing personality will want to wear Forever 21. The brand produces clothing accessories as well. So you just mix and match to bring out that wonderful personality that you have.

TV Series/Films

In the late 80s and early 90s, there was this popular cop series that marked the success acting career of Johny Depp. The TV series is called 21 Jump Street.He was the teen idol of that era. Drop-dead-gorgeous kind of look. Making your heart to skip a bit. Now the series has been made into a movie starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum was released on March 16, 2012.
Jonas Brothers acted in this movie

Another movie with number 21 as a title is 21 Grams. I was not aware of this movie when it was out, though. I stumbled upon it when googling everything that is 21. Quite interesting movie. 21 Grams was a movie in 2003 starred Sean Penn and Naomi Watts. You will get the details about the movie here.

The title refers to a belief propagated by the early 20th century research of physician Dr. Duncan MacDougall which attempted to show scientific proof of the existence of the immortal human soul by recording a small loss of body weight (representing the departure of the soul) immediately following death. The research by MacDougall attempted to follow the scientific method and showed some variance in results (21 grams is the reported weight loss from the death of the first patient). His final report was not fully recognised by the scientific community at the time. The film presents MacDougall's findings as accepted scientific fact as a form of dramatic license (info from Wikipedia).

Hmm... what a research. Interesting but can't be proven and not recognised, ya.

Movie 21
One more movie is '21'. Yup, as simple as that. It was released in 2008. The story is about a bunch of brilliant youngsters (students) playing blackjack in Vegas and won big time. The rest you have to watch. I have not, of course watched it yet. Just one to mention it here.
Music

Ahhh.... This one I truly love. The world has seen another rare talent. ADELE. She sang from the heart and so beautifully. It's hard not to like her. She's just so awesome. Apart from being naturally beautiful like an English Rose, she has great personality, very articulate, funny, bubbly and yet humble at the same time. Her album was named '21' depicting her journey towards maturity. As of this posting, she's only 26 years old.

21 is her second studio album. Most of the songs were written or co-written by herself. It tells story about love and rejections. What makes her album so special was that, everyone could relate to her songs because it was so sincere. She won many awards in Britain as well as in the US for this album. Her most popular songs are Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You and Set Fire to the Rain among a few. Other singles were received well and topping most of the radio charts everywhere in the world! Amazing. 

Science
In medical science, 21 can be related to Trisomy 21 a condition where there is an extra copy of chromosome No, 21 in a person. This condition is also called Down Syndrome, a name derived from a British Physician who first described the condition, namely Dr. John Langdon Down in 1866. A chromosome is an organized structure of DNA and protein found in cells. It is a single piece of coiled DNA containing many genes, regulatory elements and other nucleotide sequences. Chromosomes also contain DNA-bound proteins, which serve to package the DNA and control its functions.  (Info from Wikipedia). In the case of a child born with Down Syndrome, the No. 21 chromosome has three genes, unlike two or in pairs for all the 23 chromosomes as in normal case.


Environmental Protection
The United Nation initiative for a better world. Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment. Agenda 21, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the Statement of principles for the Sustainable Management of Forests were adopted by more than 178 Governments at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, 3 to 14 June 1992.

Wedding
21st October 2012, my birthday and I will be attending my good friend's wedding. How cool is that, LOL!. I am going to have a blast on the Eve and on the Day itself. It's a double celebrations :)

I have revealed too much about myself, I know. Well... sometimes, we just need to let go, share it to the world to make it meaningful. Happiness or sadness will have no meaning if it's kept secret to self, isn't it. Being human makes us so vulnerable. We need constant stimulation and constant companionship. No one wants to be feeling alone in this world. That's why social media is a huge success. I am a sucker for social media. It's part of my life and my work :)

Many of my friends will not agree but again, everyone lives by the own rules. We are the author of our own lives. I choose whatever is mine and I choose to write my story away, share it and be happy. After all, sharing is caring :)

Chiow. Have a nice day everyone. Mwah! Mwah!

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