Daily Lessons from Life 09 July 2017 - ISIS is down...
"Iraq PM hails forces for securing Mosul 'victory'
The victory comes at an enormous cost: much of Iraq's second city in ruins, thousands dead and wounded, and nearly a million people forced from their home
And enormous challenges lie ahead, not just in rebuilding Mosul but in tackling the continued presence elsewhere of IS, whose threat has been sharply reduced but not eliminated.
Photographs released by his office showed Abadi dressed in a black military uniform and cap, shaking hands with police and army officers."
So, "finally" the Iraqis forces had taken control of the "capital" of the IS Caliphate. Many wished it could, or should, had been done earlier considering these were not properly trained armed forces n without the fire powers n finances of the many western allies who r the world's biggest economies n arms sellers.
Oops, not supposed to mention arms sellers as the allies only hv the Iraqi people's intetests n well being in mind!
This talk of a religious war simply makes no sense to any rational being's who just want a "normal" ordinary life to live in harmony so that there r peace n stability to pursue prosperity n happiness not necessarily in that order.
Yet to the fanatic, whatever the religious teaching they fervently believe in will mean if they live the "normal" life or the "pure life of only believers deserved to live"!
All the successes to the Iraqi forces, n more importantly, the people in their rebuilding of Mosul n their own nation.
I finished in 6hrs50mins in 2015 SCMS. Worst of the 8th attempts!
My 2016 Resolutions
1 Life Long Pursuit always: - at personal level, to be a good father, husband, son, friend and human being; - at work level, to be a professional; practising the 7e Way of leaders;
2 To continue the holistic healthy lifestyle of 'eating right and exercising regularly' so as to keep the weight at 70-71kg and off HBP medication;
3 To continue to find ways to promote the 7e Way of Leaders, to generate revenue from at least 3 sources, and to get article published in established publications;
4 To continue to contribute as Volunteer Probation Officer (VPO) with the Probation Services Branch; as Senior Health Ambassador (SHA) for Health Promotion Board (HPB); and some other Volunteer opportunities.
5 To invest wiser and trade wisely to profit from an extremely challenging 2016;
6 To complete the 2016 SCMS on 04 December 2016 under 6.5hrs and raise at least S$5.9k for Singapore Cancer Society!;
7 To always has space for the Unexpected.
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2010 Tour of Amsterdam/Brussels/Paris/Lucerne/Cologne
Family Outside Versailles Palace, France
2009 Dec Tawian Holidays
Four of my Most Important People
2008 Dec HkgMacauHolidays
HawNgee, ZJ and Jun in JAWs!
Lu's Marathon on 7 Dec 2014
I did it 6hr19sec for the 7th time!
Lu's Marathon on 1 Dec 2013
I did it in 6.16. Worst than 2012 of 6.05 and > Target of 6hrs. Still, I will take it! :-)
Lu's Marathon on 2 Dec 2012
5th Time 6.06 > Goal of 6hrs
Lu's Marathon on 4 Dec 2011
I did it again in 5hrs53min05sec!
Lu's Marathon 05 Dec 2010
I completed my 3rd Marathon - 6hrs 24mins
Lu's Marathon 06 Dec 2009
I Did It AGAIN at 6hr20mins!!
Lu's Marathon 07 Dec 2008
I Dit It! 42.195km in 5hr 53Min 34Sec. My 1st Marathon at 51+ Years Old