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New Year's Resolution
On the last day of the year, almost anyone is bound to make a few New Year’s resolutions. However, realistically it is rare for those resolutions to be kept, and instead forgotten within weeks. But according to Dr Richard Wiseman’s experiment, it was found that utilising other techniques instead of just keeping them to oneself was more effective in carrying out those resolutions....
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It takes two hands to clap. No matter how great a plan you have, you cannot achieve anything by yourself. That is why we search so desperately for someone to slap our hand palm-to-palm. But this idiom has many meanings. Just as we cannot clap with one hand, when two hands miss or move away from each other, there is no clap. If two people want to achieve something then they must co-operate to...
Does anybody have some good tips on improving handwriting? Really wish I had neater handwriting XD although I guess there won’t be much point once I start getting major doctor’s handwriting…
eatitauckland replied to your photo: Dinner! Chicken marinated in honey soy~ first… ‘Worked with garlic’ - You mean to say you’ve never used it before?! It will certainly change your life! I’m a male student who is flatting, what do ya expect? XD But yes, it’s one more step towards lots of delicious foods!
Ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu dealt with the topic of spies extensively in his book The Art of War. He believed that information and intelligence determined the flow of war and spies were a vital element. Sun Tzu talked about five types of spies. Local spies (鄕間): Use the enemy’s people Internal spies (內間): Use the enemy’s officials (like a resident spy) Double spies...
To Win A Hundred Battles
According to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu, there are two ways to victory. The first is winning without fighting the enemy, the second is to win after battling the enemy. The former is the better, wiser option with the latter being the second best choice. Even if you win a hundred battles, it is not the idea victory. Achieving victory without a battle is the far better option....
Is it just me or would Sheldon and Amy’s Counterfactuals from The Big Bang Theory would make a pretty awesome board game??? Although judging from my brief googling, it would turn out as ridiculous history questions. There should be more questions that require less knowledge of history and more logical thinking :)
The word that children say the most as they grow up is probably “why?”. Children always ask this and that, seeking knowledge as if they want to understand every object and everything happening around them. This is an extremely important developmental step that trains the most powerful weapon a human being possesses: the brain. Children can use their brain’s amazing information...
“Blessed are the forgetful for they get the better even of their blunders.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche If you could forget a horrible memory or experience forever, would you? Although some traumatic experiences are best forgotten, something like a break up may leave painful yet bittersweet memories. Does the cost of heartbreak outweigh all the precious memories you had with that...
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d. I thought this was a brilliant movie, definitely loved it. Putting it on my list of favourite movies! :) I really enjoyed the drama/romance part of it, the way the movie was pieced together (you’ll...
Sharing web pages between devices →
So since I started using my Galaxy Note, there’s been one thing I’ve been wondering: how can I easily share a URL from my smartphone to my computer (or vice versa)? For example, if a friend linked me a cool article via text message and I wanted to read it on the big screen, I don’t want to bother sharing it by email, opening the email, then opening the link. No, I want a much...
A Christmas Playlist
Merry Christmas everyone~! :D Hope you’re spending the day with your loved ones with some delicious food and awesome presents ^^ Thought I’d pull together a small playlist of some of my top 10 Christmas songs hehe. Enjoy! And if you’re really keen, check out: http://jinavie.tumblr.com/post/2450146886/christmas Louis Armstrong - Zat You, Santa Claus Frank Sinatra - Let it...
When is the right time to get married? According to Professor Tony Dooley, you can use an equation to find the right age for proposing. To do this, take “the youngest age you want to marry” and minus it from “the oldest age you want to marry” then times 0.368. Add this number to the youngest age. For example, if you would consider getting married from age 21 onwards and at...
A professor was lecturing about communism. The students insisted that communism worked since no one would be poor and no one would be rich - a great equalizer. To show the students whether communism worked or not, the professor designed a social experiment. The professor announced to the class that all grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade. After the first test, the...
There is a German word called weltschmerz, which translates into “world pain” or “weariness against the world”. This word describes sad emotions felt after realising that the material world cannot satisfy the mind and that the ideal, hypothetic utopia in your mind cannot exist. It also describes the sadness felt after realising that your weaknesses arose from physical and...
Been watching a Korean medical drama about neurosurgeons called Brain and I’ve been really enjoying it :) Today’s episode was probably the best so far though haha. There was one scene where the main girl (a registrar/resident) gives the main guy (a fellow, who’s quite dicky at the start but you come to see much more of his human side) an fMRI of herself while thinking of the guy....
Spinach is a vegetable that is excellent for your health as it is rich in nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. If you ask someone the first two things that come to mind regarding spinach, they will most likely reply Popeye and iron. Popeye is a cartoon that began airing in the 1930’s and every child knows that the man gains superhuman powers from eating a can of spinach. In fact, after...
My life is delicious.
Some random food photos from the past few days: My friends Joyce and Tim (who also has a Tumblr blog at: http://serious-lee.tumblr.com/) baked me NINJA Christmas cookies!!! Was extremely impressed~ :D Brunch with Keddie (Kelsy & Eddie’s official couple name) at Fraser’s in Mt. Eden. Pancakes drizzled in maple syrup always wins! Also had cookies and cream cheesecake but Eddie...
The following is an excerpt from the Analects by Confucius, titled The Secret of Politics: Confucius’ disciple Zi-gong asked him: “What is politics?” Confucius replied: “The key to politics is to make food plentiful(足食), keep enough soldiers(足兵) and earn the people’s trust(民信).” Zi-gong thought about this, but decided it was too hard to do all three. He asked...
Among the thousands of signs and symptoms in the field of medicine, there is one that every doctor and medical student knows since the development of medicine. Clubbing is an easily noticeable sign in a patient’s fingers that can have wide implications on their health. Clubbing is essentially when the angle (gap) between the fingernail bed and finger disappears. The formal definition is...
Just finished watching Memento, what an awesome movie! Definitely makes my top list :) Haven’t watched a good, psychological thriller like that since The Prestige I think haha. I really enjoy Christopher Nolan movies. Got a couple more by him that I need to watch like Insomnia and Batman Begins (yeah I never watched it…) which should be great fun XD Oh and today’s ARK post was...
Any computer user would have had an (unfortunate) experience where their computer crashed and all the information there was destroyed in a second. You may still be able to format it and use it without problems, but the data you had on the computer and any customisation you made would be lost. But what if this exact thing could happen to a human being? There are many types of amnesia, with causes...
People take interest in ants for many reasons. Some people are fascinated by how ants have achieved what they deem a perfect totalitarian system. In fact, if you observe it from the outside, an ant nest appears to be completely harmonious as everyone works the same, everyone focuses on the good of the whole and everyone is prepared to sacrifice themselves. But humanity has failed in every attempt...
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will guard the guards? One of the most basic instincts of a human being is to doubt. We do not easily extend our trust to strangers. This is a natural response that is very beneficial for your survival from an evolutionary perspective (consider the overfriendly dodos that were wiped out by humans). As civilisation has progressed and the size of societies grew,...
Crazy, Stupid, Love
I liked this movie quite a lot! Plenty of comedy from Steve Carrell and Ryan Gosling and bits that made you think a bit :) Ryan Gosling’s character reminded me of Barney Stinson crossed with Brad Pitt’s character from Fight Club haha. And Emma Stone was good in it too, damn I want a girl like that :P Anyway, all in all, a great romcom movie lol, do watch it! Hmm think I might have...
A long time ago in ancient China, there was a merchant who sold weapons. He would pick up a spear and advertise it as a spear that can pierce any shield. Then, he would pick up a shield and proclaim that it can block any spear. A wise man who was walking past the merchant questioned: “So what would happen if you took your ultimate spear and threw it at your ultimate shield?” The...
Happy One Year Anniversary!!!!!
WOO! It’s my blog’s birthday today! :DDDDD Can’t believe it’s been a year since I started this blog…it’s been a long yet LEGEN-DARY journey~ ^^ This blog has done more for me than I could have possibly imagined in every way possible, you won’t believe how big a part of my life it has been :) Actually if you’re one of my close friends you might have...
How many friends can a person have? Believe it or not, science has solved this question. An anthropologist called Robin Dunbar studied various societies, tribes and primate groups to determine how many members a group can have to maintain stability. He discovered that the ideal size for a group of humans was about 150. What happens if there are more than 150 people in a group? This is easily...
Hot Waitress Economic Index
What happens when an economy is going into a depression? Unemployment goes up, inflation goes up, housing markets tank… There are many (miserable) indicators of a waning economy, but none are as strange as the Hot Waitress Economic Index. Simply put, this index suggests that the worse the economy is doing, the more attractive the waitresses are on average. Despite sounding incredibly...
Is time travel possible? In 1943, a science fiction writer called René Barjavel posited the following paradox. A man travels back to the past and kills his biological grandfather before he meets his grandmother. Thus, his grandparents would not have sired a son (the man’s father) or daughter (mother), which then suggests the man could not have been conceived. If so, who killed the...