Life Skills


Just remember things could be worse

You wake up face down on the pavement,

You put your bra on backwards and it fits better.

You call suicide prevention and they put you on hold.

You see a "60 minutes" news team waiting in your office.

Your birthday cake collapses from the weight of the candles,


You want to put on the clothes you wore home from the party and there aren't any,

You turn on the news and they're showing emergency routes out of the city.

Your twin sister forgot your birthday,

You wake up and discover your waterbed broke and then realise that you don't have a waterbed,

Your car horn goes off accidentally and 'remains stuck as you follow a group of hell's angels on the freeway,


Your wife wakes up feeling amorous and you have a headache

Your boss tells you not to bother to take off your coat.

The bird singing outside your window is a buzzard,

You walk to work and find your dress is stuck in the back of your pantyhose,

You call your answering service and they tell you it's none of your business,

Your blind date turns out to be your ex-wife.

Your income tax cheque bounces,

You put both contact lenses in the same eye,

Your pet rock snaps at you

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The Way of love by me


There is always going to be someone for you to love, somewhere you will find that person, if you live and work in Leeds you will have 98% of finding someone to love, if you move to Sydney you will most likely find someone and if you live in and work in Auckland expect the same, you will fall in love at least twice in you life. Only you can survive emotional disasters, there is always a future.


Wedding Speech:

You can steal, lie and cheat because - you can Steal my heart, lie next to me all your life and cheat death and illness forever.




Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving and revolving at 900 miles an hour. It's orbiting at 19 miles a second, so it's reckoned, the sun that is the source of all our power. Now the sun, and you and me, and all the stars that we can see, Are moving at a million miles a day, In the outer spiral arm, at 40, 000 miles an hour, of a galaxy we call the Milky Way.


Our galaxy itself contains a hundred billion stars; It's a hundred thousand light-years side to side; It bulges in the middle sixteen thousand light-years thick, But out by us it's just three thousand light-years wide. We're thirty thousand light-years from Galactic Central Point, We go 'round every two hundred million years; and our galaxy itself is one of millions of billions

In this amazing and expanding universe. Our universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding, In all of the directions it can whiz; As fast as it can go, at the speed of light, you know, Twelve million miles a minute and that's the fastest speed there is.


So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure, How amazingly unlikely is your birth; and pray that there's intelligent life somewhere out in space, 'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth! 


Songwriters: John Du Prez / Eric Idle

Galaxy Song lyrics (Copyright) Universal Music Publishing Group


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Conversation Starters


 some of the things you need to do is have starter lines they break the ice


so how did you two meet,

is this your first time at this event,

what was the best movie you ever saw

what was the worst movie you ever saw

which was your best ever birthday
where were you born

do you prefer old music to this modern music which era of music did you like the best.


avoid warning

Remember when greeting people from other countries the technique may be different to an English greeting,

When greeting someone new, always start with a firm handshake and say, "How do you do". This is not a question, therefore expect the same response back. Another appropriate greeting is to say, "Hello, I am __________. It's a pleasure to meet you."

The British place considerable value on punctuality, and you should aim to arrive at the exact time suggested or a few minutes early. If invited to a home for dinner, a gift for the host is considered respectful. This is usually flowers or chocolates.

I often avoid such openings as What's up? / What's new?

This is a common, informal way of say "hi" and "how are you." For "what's up?" - in pronunciation and informal spelling (for example in texting or an informal email between friends, you might hear/see: Sup / Whassup / Whazzup Common answers include:

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Not much.


Hey, what's up. (coming back at you)

I usually start with Hi, what do you know?


Yes, a bit spiky but it sets the trend that you wish to engage in conversation and avoid the negatives  like - Not much etc. 


Because after "not much" it would require another opening statement to continue a conversation so avoid what's up whenever you can, UNLESS you wish the exchange to be as short as possible. Other short starters include...


How's it going? / What's going on? / How's everything?


These can all be simple greetings or questions similar to "How are you?" Careful! Similar to the informal situations above, the answer to these questions should usually be a simple answer. Example answers include:


Good, you?


Fine, you?


Not bad


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More Nice thoughts

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.-- Albert Camus

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If I had a star for every time your smile has cheered me up, I'd be holding the night sky in the palm of my hand


A friend is someone who knows all there is to know about you, and loves you anyway.


I guarantee we'll have tough times and I guarantee that at some point one or both of us will want to get out of this but I also guarantee that if I don't ask you to be mine I'll regret it for the rest of my life because I know in my heart you're the only one for me.


The skies may fall,the stars may too,but in the end,I'll still love you


Don't know what I'd do without you don't know where I'd be your'e not just another boy..your'e everything to me


When I drop a tear into the ocean, the day I find it is the day I'll stop loving you


Everyone says you only fall in love once, but I don't agree, because everytime I hear your name I fall in love all over again


It hurts to breathe because everytime I do, I prove I can live without you

Sometimes I wonder if life is worth living then I see your smile and I know it is



Whenever I'm down, you always make me smile, Whenever I need someone to talk to, I know you'll talk for a while, Whenever I'm upset, I know you care cuz everytime I'm lonely, you always seem to be there.


I love your eyes and I love your smile; The way it makes me feel for just a little while, I love your style and all the things that you do...what can I say I guess that I love you.


If I could be an angel I'd make your every wish come true but I am only human, Just a girl who is loving you


*I* luv u alwayz these words r tru
*Sleep* is sweet when i dream of u


If he's the first thing you think of when you wake up, the only thing you think of when you're awake, and the last thing you think of before you go to bed then he's really something special.


Missing someone gets easier everyday, because even though its one day further from the last time you saw each other, it is one day closer to the next time you will


"There is no greater happiness than having you...
and no greater bliss than sharing this life with you.
If I had one breath to spare...If I had just one moment to live...
I would be spending it with you." 


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I've always wanted a world of my own were I can do whatever I want, where I could live alone,

but then I found you, now I want to have world shared by us two, a paradise shared with you...



I never know what the future brings; But I know you are here with me now and we'll make it through and I hope you are the one I share my life with.


   If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember, you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think, but the most important thing is, even if we're apart.. I'll always be with you.


Some love one, some love two. I love one, and that is you.


If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.


If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever


here are some documents to help get through life...

Also take a look at the Student Survival kit, if off to Uni or College

need more? Try the Student Compendium for a list of useful information

Life Skills 101 A document covering how to survive in the outside world
LFS100 The Boxes of Life Life moves through a series of changes we call these the boxes of life
LFS101 Avoiding Starvation Easy recipes
LFS102 Basic First Aid How to treat basic injuries
LFS103 Cigarettes or $10,000 How to become better off not smoking
LFS104 Having a booze up How to have a real drink without getting drunk!
LFS105 Your First Dinner Date Know your food and wines
LFS106 Mobile Phone Tricks Dial 112 in an emergency
LFS107 Tips about Airports and Flying Wear loose clothing and a scarf



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