On this particular morning, there was a mist in the air and it was already very hot. The rubber plantation was quiet, dark and still. Lim went round the trees, one by one, inspecting the tins and emptying them. Some of them were full to the top, but quite a lot of them were only half-full or even less than that. However, he went to indifferently pouring the latex into the bucket without even bothering to think why so many of the tins were nearly empty.
"I'll take what I've got and not worry about anything else" he thought and joined his father at the shed. Of course, they were not paid so much money that morning, because the latex simply wasn't there.
"What's happened today, son ?" asked his father crossly. "Have you missed out half the trees or what ?"
"I don't know," shrugged Lim, who ante to hurry home with his share of the payment to check if he had got enough money to buy the latest record of his favorite pop-singer.
"Perhaps some of the tins have got holes in them," suggested his father. "Our rubber trees are young and should be yielding far more than this. Check all the tins tomorrow !"
"Check all the tins, my foot !" muttered Lim. But not aloud, of course.
And so the day passed and his father came home cross, because he had hope to have more money.
"Don't forget those tins tomorrow," he said to him. "If they've got holes in them, you must mend with some tin solder do it in good time. If you don't, we'll have to replace all the tins with new ones to say nothing of losing a lot of good latex and the good money that goes with it as well. Remember that 'a stitch in time saves nine' and in case you are too stupid to understand that, it is a European proverb which means that a little bit of trouble and work today will save the necessity of a lot of trouble and work tomorrow.
"Always preaching," mumbled Lim, as he went to bed. "They are all the same."
The next morning, however, he did check the tins and sure enough, as he poured out the latex and inspected the bottoms of the small round tins, he found tiny holes in quite half of them. the latex which had collected was, of course, much less because so much of it had dropped through these holes and had begun to congeal on the soft grass at the base of each tree.
"I'll find some better tins later on today," thought Lim, and I'll buy a stick of solder in the village and come back and mend the rest tonight. But, in fact he did nothing of the sort.
The next morning, the pools of latex below the rubber tree were bigger than ever, because somehow during the night, the holes in the tins seemed to have got bigger than ever. The quantity of latex was so small that his father came to inspect the tins himself.
"You'll get them mended or replaced now, this very morning," he yelled in rage, as he looked at the shiftless Lim. "Do it at once."
But, Lim never did and so, not many days later, there were no latex at all and the tins were beyond hoe of repair.
"They've all got to be replaced now" said his father, "and time and money will be lost while we renew them all. If only you'd listened to me and mended them while the holes were small, all this trouble would have been avoided. Now do you see that stitch in time saves nine or will you always be too stupid either to listen or to learn ?"
A Stitch in Time Saves Nine
...Class IIIB, standing before you would like to say a few lines on the topic "A stitch in time saves nine" "A stitch in time saves nine" Is a proverb which literally means that a small tear in a cloth or garment can be corrected or remedied if attended to in time . But if ignored this small tear may widen leading to more work or the garment may have to be discarded. We all love stories – Isn’t it. Now I will tell you a story LEAKING ROOF The pouring rain just stopped. John’s house was collapsed. John was very sad because all his things were drenched and now he has no house to live. His friend Peter came and enquired and suggested John “you should have repaired the roof before it collapsed”. Then John answered “I too though like that. But when there is no rain there is no need to repair. When there is rain it leaks, then it is not possible to repair. Finally today it collapsed.” So John lost all his property. Everything drenched in water and became useless. We too have the same concept about our sins and work. So friends what did we learn from this story. Had John repaired the roof the day it started leaking, his house wouldn’t have collapsed. Had he not postponed the repair work for tomorrow, his house would have been saved. This proverb warns us against neglecting small faults or imperfections which may lead to big troubles . Time waits for no one , so we should never put off till tomorrow something which can...
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...The meaning of this age-old proverb is quite literal. It effectively means that we must attend to things well in time, so that we can save ourselves a lot of trouble later on, if it becomes unmanageable. Just as it takes only a spark to start a fire, which if not put out in time causes great devastation. Similarly the minutest problem if not attended immediately could lead to a major catastrophe. Practical and Sound Advice As one immediately attends to a small hole in one's pocket with a stitch, which if left unattended could develop into a tear, leading to nine stitches at a later date. Similarly if we postpone attending to minor day to day problems, they do not disappear, but come back to us in a much more gigantic form. A small breach in a canal, if not attended in time not only breaches the entire embankment, but also inundates large cities and villages. Kingdom's can be lost by neglecting to replace such a small thing as a nail in a horse's shoe. As most of us would have heard of the saying "For want of a nail, the shoe was lost, for want of a shoe, the horse was lost, for want of a horse, the rider was lost, for want of a rider the battle was lost, for want of the battle, the kingdom was lost." This is the most practical and sound advice, that is given by our elders including parents and teachers. However, we in our haste, tend to overlook the small details, which is the cause of major problems at a later date. Proven by History History is replete with......
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...The switch in time saves nine One of the proverbs I find most useful in life is the one of Thomas Fuller – a British writer: “A stitch in time saves nine”. It is a well known proverb. It is frequently used in conversation. It passes on from one hand to another like a current coin A stitch in time saves nine” is an idiom, which is a phrase whose symbolic or intended meaning is different from the literal meaning of the words themselves. Literally, it means that a single stitch (to fix a tear in a garment) will avoid having to make many more (nine) to fix a larger tear that it might cause/( A cloth which is torn must be stitched at once for otherwise the torn portion would increase in size and many more stitches would be required.) Figuratively, a little work today (one stitch) can save a lot of work later on (the nine stitches). For example, fixing a tile on the roof can stop the wind and water from getting in and causing a lot of damage to ceilings and so on. Or putting a little oil in the car engine can avoid a ruined engine, a ruined trip and an expensive repair. We must at all times be well prepared for all things. The truth of the proverb will become clear, if we consider a few examples from day to day life. It is early in life that many bad habit is acquired and if the evil habit is not checked then and there, it grows and gives rise to many other evil habits. If a growing child tells lies, he should be at once taken to task so that the habit doesn't take roots,...
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...The musical Nine focuses on the life of an artist. As an artist, Guido Contini who directs films and has became famous for his work. Arrogant and self-centered Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and most importantly a script for his latest film. With only a week left before shooting begins, Guido desperately searches for answers and inspiration from his wife, his mistress, and others around him. As his chaotic profession steadily destroys his personal life, Guido must find a balance between creating art and deciding what is really important to him. Guido’s obsession with his films but more importantly his obsession with his lifestyle blinds him from reality. Throughout the story the press keep hassling Guido and his wife, Luisa, about the way Guido lives his life. Including his personal life, which entails questions about his mistresses, his progress on his movie, and the relationship between him as his wife. In a scene Luis describes whom her husband really is, and that the press confuses Guido with his work. “My husband makes movies; To make them he lives a kind of dream; In which his actions aren’t always what they seem”, Luisa believes that her husband and his work are confused by the public. When watching the play I was somewhat confused on what side she was on. I couldn’t distinguish the difference between how she felt towards Guido and how she felt towards the press’s thoughts on Guido. I believe though at that point in the play......
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...593 Words Essay on A Stitch in Time Saves Nine by Rehaan Bansal Someone has very aptly and wisely said that a stitch in time saves nine. It contains an invaluable piece of sane advice, which we constantly hear from our teachers in school and elders at home. This highly useful, didactic dictate applies to every field of activity. It implies that work done in time saves a lot of labour, later on. To illustrate it further, it can be said that suppose there is a tear in your shirt, the wisest thing is to stitch it up without any delay, otherwise there will be tears all the way down, which would require a lot more labour and time to put a patch on it. And the final effect too would not be as tidy as it would have been, if it had been stitched during the initial stage. Again, the same principle applies as regards your lessons. If one does not study through the year and hopes to pass examinations only by studying at the last moment, much more effort and time will have to be put in at the eleventh hour and still the retention would not be as effective as it would have been, if the work was done regularly through the year. Yet again, a delayed action quite often causes serious misunderstanding and even loss of friendship, where replying to letters is concerned. Certainly, letter-writing is not everyone’s cup of tea, but certain tasks have to be done and it is the best if they are done without losing any time. For instance, if one postpones replying to a friend’s...
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... | | | | | | | | | | | | Team Member Strengths Inventory Skills, characteristics, and/or knowledge individual members can contribute (list by team member): Tanya-I do pretty well with organization and editing. My time management skills are also pretty good as well as my ability to jump in where ever needed. My weaknesses might be proper references and creativity or thinking outside the box (it always seems everyone else can come up with better ideas than me =). Suzi – I check in often and let the group know if I will be out of town or away from my computer. I like to have my assignments in early to make sure if there is an issue we have to time fix it. Conflict Management What are potential conflicts that might arise among or between team members during this course? How will team members deal with these conflicts? Tanya-Conflicts can arise in any team situation. The biggest issues seem to come from a lack of respect or differences in opinions. If an issue occurs teammates should try to discuss the issues (always in the team forum). If it’s something the team can vote on then majority team vote can solve disagreements if the teammates can’t work it out......
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...prevented. Similarly, if you do not attend to your books at the proper time, when the examination comes, you are at sea, you will be unable to cope with the situation. A small banyan shoot is noticed appearing in the crevices of a building; uproot it immediately; it will save the house; delay may mean great loss, perhaps ultimate destruction. A crack in the embankment of river will widen to let in flood waters to cause disaster if it is not plugged and repaired in time. It is so in all spheres of life. In politics, a problem left unsolved for long, often leads to disaster; tackled in time it saves a world of troubles. In small things as in great, in one's household as in one's business, in all circumstances, promptness in action means profit; delay means loss. But the average, man is easy-going and indolent. He seldom likes to do a thing today when he can put it off till tomorrow. That is why the average man has this habit of not doing a thing promptly, of delaying and postponing till it is too late to mend. A schoolboy has been given tasks for his vacation. The work is not pleasant, he postpones, and he waits for a time when he has no gossip or game on hand. This reminds us of the words of Chesterfield to his son—"It is an undoubted truth that the less one has to do, the less one finds time to do it." While we are idling, time slips by and opportunities are wasted. Procrastination is, indeed, the thief of time. Causes of delaying action are born of feeling of......
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Time Is Free
...Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back. Yes, its sure and certain that time is like a river. As the current of the river flows ahead and never comes back. same is with time. once lost it cant be regained. Its truly said that,"Don’t count every hour in the day, make every hour in the day count.” we got to be very punctual and studies in our lives about time. The whole world runs along with it.If anyone remains back, he surely will be described as a loser in his life.It goes the same with famous JIm rohns as he says,Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time. Time is like money. every day,hour,minute, second is precious for us.As we spend money wisely,in the same way our time should be spent very cautiously.For this time management is very essential. Another famous maxim goes ,"A stitch in time saves nine". however we always misuse it.its proper utilization is very necessary. A farmer has to harvest his crops on time but if he neglects, the birds will eat those crops or untimely rain may destroy it. A successful man only knows the value of time because he has come up with proper use of time joint with hard work.So, time should not be procrastinated instead every single second should be used carefully. Then only a person will touch the sky of success....
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A Stitch in Time Saves Nine
...A Stitch in Times Saves Nine" is a well known proverb. It is frequently used in conversation. It passes on from one hand to another like a current coin. It means that evil should be nipped in the bud, and thus much future trouble would be avoided. A cloth which is torn must be stitched at once for otherwise the torn portion would increase in size and many more stitches would be required. Similarly, in every walk of life things must be set right in the very beginning in order to avoid much future trouble and expenditure. Sometime, if the evil is not put down in the very beginning, it may become unmanageable and may not be remedied at all. Hence we may say that the proverb "A Stitch in Time Saves Nine" has much truth and wisdom in it. The truth of the proverb will become clear, if we consider a few examples from day to day life. It is early in life that many bad habit is acquired and if the evil habit is not checked then and there, it grows and gives rise to many other evil habits. If a growing child tells lies, he should be at once taken to task so that the habit doesn't take roots, and he learns to tell the truth. If the child does not relish the food prepared at home or if he refuses to teak some particular dish, this bad habit should be put down in the very beginning. Fond, indulgent parents over-look such evils. They forget that in this way they are spoiling their darling child, that one evil leads to another and ultimately it would all recoil on themselves. The point is...
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...MINI-CASE: NINE DRAGONS PAPER1 The Global Recession "This time is really different. Large and small are all affected. In the past, the big waves would only wash away the sand and leave the rocks. Now the waves are so big, even some rocks are being washed away." - Cheung Yan, co founder and Chairwoman of Nine Dragons Paper2 The first week of January, 2009, was proving to be a challenge for Nine Dragon’s Paper. The company had to repeatedly deny rumors that it was on the edge of bankruptcy. A variety of media reports over the past two weeks had reported that the company’s inability to service its debt would lead to a bankruptcy filing. Incorporated in Hong Kong in 1995, Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited, had become an international powerhouse in the paper industry. The company's primary product was linerboard, with a product line including kraftlinerboard, testlinerboard and white top linerboard in a portfolio of paperboard products used to manufacture consumer product packaging. The company had expanded rapidly and spent extensively. But by January 2009 the world economy was spiraling downward. Squeezed by market conditions and burdened by debt, Nine Dragons Paper (NDP), the largest paperboard manufacturer in Asia and second largest in the world, saw its share price drop to HK$ 2.33, 90% off its high and less than half of book value. As the economic crisis of 2008 bled into 2009, export-oriented industries suffered. Rumors had been buzzing since October that NDP was on...
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...“LOVE THE NATURE AND SAVE OUR PLANET EARTH’’ Some among us wonder how to love the nature and save the planet? We as a student, sometimes contribute in destroying mother earth, by littering. Even elderly people too sometimes throw rubbish into the rivers and not in proper disposal places. Most of the time we can notice children throw rubbish at roadsides and outside of the shopping complex. For example Ice creams - paper, Can drinks, fruits and other things. By throwing rubbish we are making our living place and country dirty. Also the left- over food from the container and plastic which we throw became stale and deliver harmful gases. It can spread disease and pollute the air thus infecting others. By throwing rubbish into rubbish bin and in-proper disposal place, we can avoid spreading disease. We can keep our planet clean and a healthier place to live. One day I had a chance to contribute something to save our environment. This is what happened. I recalled seeing a poster in the school canteen about a competition for the best ways to save the environment one of the suggestions in the middle of the list was to encourage every class to reuse paper by having a section in the class room for putting papers that could be used again. Another suggestion was to put posters in the school to encourage students to reduce, recycle and reuse. Examining the list more closely, the last suggestion caught my eye. It was to start a newsletter on ways to save the......
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...slice of human life focuses precisely on these rasas, or emotions in order to appeal to the audience. That rasas are the mainstay of performing art, or natya, is a fact that has been well-recognised for centuries now. The NatyaShastra is an ancient Indian text dated between 2nd century BC and 2nd century AD which analyses all aspects of performing art. It is often called the fifth veda because of its importance. In it one finds a thorough exposition on the rasas, or emotions that characterise Life as well as Art. The NatyaShastra describes nine rasas or NavaRasas that are the basis of all human emotion. Each is commented upon in detail. It is useful to keep in mind that a rasa encompasses not just the emotion, but also the various things that cause that emotion. These two things go hand in hand and are impossible to treat separately. This duality is part of every rasa to varying degrees. Today we try to bring to you a flavour of each of these nine rasas, explaining what each one means and presenting it to you through some Indian art form. Shringara Shringara means love and beauty. This is the emotion used to represent that which appeals to the human mind, that which one finds beautiful, that which evokes love. This is indeed the king of all rasas and the one that finds the most frequent portrayal in art. It can be used for the love between friends, the love between a mother and her child, the love for god or the love between a teacher and his disciples. But the Shringara or......
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A Stitch in Time Saves Nine
...A Stitch in Time Saves Nine Someone has very aptly and wisely said that a stitch in time saves nine. It contains an invaluable piece of sane advice, which we constantly hear from our teachers in school and elders at home. This highly useful, didactic dictate applies to every field of activity. It implies that work done in time saves a lot of labour, later on. To illustrate it further, it can be said that suppose there is a tear in your shirt, the wisest thing is to stitch it up without any delay, otherwise there will be tears all the way down, which would require a lot more labour and time to put a patch on it. And the final effect too would not be as tidy as it would have been, if it had been stitched during the initial stage. Again, the same principle applies as regards your lessons. If one does not study through the year and hopes to pass examinations only by studying at the last moment, much more effort and time will have to be put in at the eleventh hour and still the retention would not be as effective as it would have been, if the work was done regularly through the year. Yet again, a delayed action quite often causes serious misunderstanding and even loss of friendship, where replying to letters is concerned. Certainly, letter-writing is not everyone’s cup of tea, but certain tasks have to be done and it is the best if they are done without losing any time. For instance, if one postpones replying to a friend’s or a relative’s letter, the other person might feel......
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How to Save a Life
...How to Save a Life Ever since I can remember comma saving a life was always my dream. I wasn't the type of kid who wanted to be the president, a lawyer, or a teacher. I played doctor with my baby dolls, not dress-up. Barbie and Ken would be rushed to the doctors’ office because Barbie had too much lipstick on and Ken's shirt was too tight! Unlike Barbie and Ken, I was hardly ever sick as a child, but when I was it was always bad comma and that usually meant that I had to go to the doctor's office. That office was never my type of atmosphere. I hated the doctor with a passion! Eventually I began to realize that the doctors and nurses were only doing what's what was best for you me and that's something I liked. I loved that they always cared about me and my wellbeing, and that was an amazing feeling to me. When high school came around, I had to decide on a career plan. I was so torn and confused because I didn't want to make the wrong decision. The career plan that I was going to pick was going to decide my classes to help me in the future. That's when I came to a decision that nursing was most certainly my way to go. The reason that I chose nursing is not for the money or the benefits you get from it. It is absolutely but for the burning passion that is in my soul to save a life. I care so much about the health and wellbeing of others, and I want to assist with their medical needs the best way that I can. Also, human anatomy really interests me. I absolutely love to learn...
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...risk management plan (pre-planning, accountability, IMS, RIT, rehab, PIAR etc.) would have provided protection for the fire fighters and officers of the Charleston Fire Department. Background On June 18, 2007, nine career fire fighters (all males, ages 27 – 56) died when they became disoriented and ran out of air in rapidly deteriorating conditions inside a burning commercial furniture showroom and warehouse facility. The first arriving engine company found a rapidly growing fire at the enclosed loading dock connecting the showroom to the warehouse. The Assistant Chief entered the main showroom entrance at the front of the structure but did not find any signs of fire or smoke in the main showroom. During the early stages of the fire in the two latter locations, the fire spread was slowed by the limited supply of fresh air. This under-ventilation led to generation of a large mass of pyrolyzed and only partially oxidized effluent. The smoke and combustible gases flowed into the interstitial space below the roof and above the suspended ceiling of the main retail showroom. As this space filled with unburned fuel, the hot smoke also seeped through the suspended ceiling into the main showroom and formed a hot smoke layer below the suspended ceiling. Up to this time, the extent of fire spread into the interstitial space was not visible to fire fighters in the store. If the fire spread had been visible to the fire fighters in the store, it would have provided a direct......
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