Spreading Laughter, Sharing Wisdom


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Excerpts from the book "Wisdom From Laughter" (5th Printing 2013)
Presentation at the Popular Book Fest 2013 on 5 Aug 2013

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Spreading Laughter, Sharing Wisdom

  1. 1. 1 AUTHOR Oh Teik Bin AUTHOR Lee Kiang Wui Spreading Laughter, Sharing Wisdom By OH TEIK BIN
  2. 2. 2 Date : Time : Make A Date!
  3. 3. 3 Sharing Session By Authors On… 5th Printing 2013
  4. 4. 4 Monday 5 Aug 2013Monday 5 Aug 2013 3.00 pm – 3.45 pm3.00 pm – 3.45 pm ““It’d be so niceIt’d be so nice to share what’s wise!”to share what’s wise!” Regards,Regards, Oh Teik BinOh Teik Bin Lee Kiang WuiLee Kiang Wui
  5. 5. 5 Lots of Humor, Laughter and Wit can help us stay healthy and fit. The Wise Ones, knowing LIFE Lessons clearly, will live life happily and peacefully. Don’t worry, be happy! Laugh loudly, live wisely!
  6. 6. 6 1 The Ugly Baby Reflection Be mindful. How often have we added salt to a wound through wrong speech and a lack of understanding? A mother who was carrying a baby, boarded a bus. The bus driver remarked, “That is the ugliest baby I’ve ever seen!” The mother fumed at the driver’s words but went to the back of the bus and sat down. “The stupid driver just insulted me,” she told the passenger sitting beside her. “Why don’t you go right up there and tell him off?” her seatmate said, “and while you do that, I’ll hold your monkey for you.”
  7. 7. 7 2 When The Boss Jokes… Reflection In a world of hypocrisy, many put on a front to please their superiors or to curry a favor from them. When the truth comes out, the hypocrite has to pay a heavy price. When the ‘high and mighty’ boss returned from lunch one day, he was in a good mood. He called the whole staff to listen to a couple of jokes that he had picked up. Everybody, except for one lady, laughed and clapped loudly. “Hey, what’s the matter with you?” the boss grumbled at the lady. “Don’t you have a sense of humor?” “I don’t have to laugh,” the lady replied. “I’m leaving the company this Friday.”
  8. 8. 8 3 “I’d Do Anything…” Reflection Never resort to immoral behavior to try to achieve your goal. Bribery or corrupt practices are despicable. Honest hard work is the only way. A sexy young lady undergraduate entered a young professor’s office. She closed the door and knelt down pleadingly. “I would do anything to pass this exam,” she pleaded. She then leant closer to him, flipped back her hair, gazed sexily into his eyes. “I mean …” she whispered, “ …I would do … anything.” “Anything?” the professor returned her gaze. “Yes, absolutely anything,” she said sexily. The professor whispered to her, “Go back and study your lecture notes.”
  9. 9. 9 4 When the mind is panicked… Reflection A mind that loses its calmness and clarity because of a wrong action or an unexpected situation can drive one to do foolish things. A thief and his accomplice had entered a high-rise building and had stolen some jewelry from an apartment. Suddenly there was a police siren. Thief : Quick Buddy … the police are coming … jump out of the window! Accomplice : But we’re on the 13th floor! Thief : You stupid fool! This is no time to be superstitious!
  10. 10. 10 5 Superior Sex LIBRARIAN Have you got the book “MAN, the Master of Women”? Sir, The Fiction Department is on the 1s Floor of the Library! Reflection Male Chauvinism still exists! Do not discriminate against women! They can be as capable!
  11. 11. 11 6 “One Fine Day” Reflection Beware! Bad habits are difficult to remove. Excuses are plenty. Strong will power is needed. It’s wise not to pick up bad habits when young. A husband and wife were returning home by bus after their weekly marketing. The husband lighted a cigarette and started puffing away. Wife : Hey, didn’t the doctor advise you to stop smoking months ago? Husband : Indeed he did, darling. And I promised the doctor I will quit smoking one fine day. Wife : It’s been three months already. Hasn’t that fine day arrived? Husband : Ah … every time I decide to quit when the fine day comes, the day immediately turns lousy!
  12. 12. 12 7 Long Happy Life Reflection One’s health is often in one’s hands. One’s lifestyle certainly affects one’s health. The young ones have to be careful not to be trapped by the dangers of smoking, drinking and other vices. A woman walked up to an old-looking man sitting in a chair on the porch of his house.Woman : I couldn’t help but notice how carefree you look. What is your secret for a long and happy life?” Man : Happy? I smoke three packs a day, drink a case of beer, eat fatty foods and never exercise. Woman : Wow, that’s amazing! How old are you? Man : Twenty - eight.
  13. 13. 13 8 Wrong Livelihood Reflection More and more people seem to be losing their morality and values. Wrong actions will eventually bring about suffering. Lim : My uncle makes a lot of money in the gambling den. Tan : What special system does he use? Lim : Whenever there is a raid by the police, he grabs all the money and hides it. Tan : But if there are no raids by the police? Lim : Then my uncle calls them.
  14. 14. 14 Alex, how old were you on your last birthday? 6, Teacher! How old will you be on your next birthday? 8, Teacher! How can that be? You are really stupid! No Teacher, I’m not stupid. I’m 7 today. Smart Alex Reflection Never underestimate the intelligence of kids today.
  15. 15. 15 10 Birth Control Reflection How many spouses cheat on their partners hoping to keep their secrets from each other. Beware! Infidelity has caused many a marriage to break down. “I’ve got to go to the doctor to renew my prescription of birth control pills,” Suzie told her friend Maggie. “But I thought you said your husband had a vasectomy,” Maggie answered with a puzzled look.. “He did,” Suzie said. “That’s why I can’t afford to get pregnant.”
  16. 16. 16 The End “May Laughter keep you in good Health. May Wisdom be your greatest Wealth!” With Best Wishes, OH TEIK BIN LEE KIANG WUI
  17. 17. 17 For material on Humor, Laughter and Wisdom, check out the following: www.slideshare.net/ohteikbin www.toondoo.com/user/bteikoh www.scribd.com/teikbin Key Words For The Search: Humor Jokes Laughter Wisdom