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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Munching Apples Can Spoil Your Teeth!

If it was true though, there'd probably be studies and reports to back this myth right?

So there I was munching an apple happily while someone highly educated just threw this remark at me.

Of course not wanting to be told off that tartly I resolve to scouring the internet for truth on that comment.

Guess what? Apple does spoils your teeth!!

Sadly though, not by munching it on its own, but the fruit itself is acidic, which can corrode the enamel layer of your teeth.

Myth busted :)

Oh yeah. Do post any articles on munching apple which makes your teeth vulnerable to spoilage. Do enlighten this Dark Age mind of mine 

;)

Friday, January 2, 2015

Be Different

Happy 2015!

Resolutions!

Talking about resolutions seems like an annual thing. That's because most of us just talk about it - no action!

And year in year out, for those who do their resolutions, part of them are the same as previous year. That weight loss that was suppose to happen, that quit smoking thought etc.

I said before the trick was to come out with a big idea or plan and then list out the executions which can be done in a daily or weekly basis.It is this small steps that will make those resolutions come true.

I managed to keep up to my resolutions up till the month of June last year. By then the moment laziness and slackness kicks in, it really laid my routine to waste.

For this year I will maintain the same approach. But I would want my resolutions to be a bit different. Not just plainly how many books to read, how many hours of working out. I want a lists of to-do's which will have an impact in my future. Not just an achievement to look back.

Time to set some resolutions which can change your future, one you would look back and say, "hey, I'm really glad I started doing this back then in year 2015."

Time to be different.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Hobbit #OneLastTime

Hard to believe and say goodbye to Middle Earth once and for all. 14 years. 6 movies. Memories...

Well here's a short review on the film with just one spoiler:

They should've killed off the dragon in the 2nd movie. And the 3rd movie can be all about the war and fighting. Movie started off badly. Awkward opening to link the 2nd film to the 3rd one. Nevertheless it improved significantly along the way. If you're very fond of the story and movie you'll realize how it links back to the first movie and The Lord of The Rings. (Bilbo finding his handkerchief which he forgot to bring along in the first movie, Thranduil asking his son to seek out Aragorn.) And not to mention that familiar scene and dialogue at the end which is the exact event of the first LOTR movie.

Hmmm... Strange that such a movie dragged me to my past. It's the fondness and the very fact I grew up anticipating each movie year by year, from a small boy to someone entering his late twenties... I am indeed in flashback mode.

Coupled by the tragic findings of the AirAsia flight. All of these small and tiny events reminded me yet again. How fast and fleeting life is. How short and how sudden it can end...

We only get to live once. Best if we put it to good use. And make it something as memorable as the journey through Middle Earth then :)

Thank you Peter Jackson. Thank you 2014. Like it or not. A brand new year just around corner.

Welcome 2015. If I do not blog again tomorrow. ;)


Monday, December 29, 2014

Delivering Happiness

Finished reading the book Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh. One of the best reads I had for this year undoubtedly.

Happiness. Its a word I think most of us know. But truth to be told, it is actually hard to describe in words. Because its a feeling that you need to experience to understand.

Tony Hsieh got me thinking again about life. What do I want in life? I like building stuffs. And time to time I find myself having the uncanny attraction towards people who build companies. Steve Jobs. Mark Zuckerberg. Blake Mycoskie. Even the books that I have read this year... Most of them are of building something that spreads goodwill from scratch.

Alright the thing is, even if I don't end up building something, I'd still see myself dabbing into business. Maybe money does play a big role in that. But mostly I think its more about having a hand in your own destiny.

The end part of the book is intriguing, which I think is worth to share:

All of us have our own dreams and resolutions. What are yours? Briefly come out with a few if you don't have them written down. After that, look through them and ask yourself why some of your dreams and wishes ended up in your to-do-list. Ask as much "why" as you can, until you can go no more further...

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Did you get it? No matter what is on your wishlist, the more you keep asking yourself why, it will drill down to one reason - Happiness.

What does that tells us? Happiness can be found in the simplest of things we do. But merely daydreaming about it though, won't get you far...


Perhaps I should stop daydreaming...

Monday, December 22, 2014

Favouritism

Say... If your mother practices favouritism among your siblings, and you're the neglected one. How would you feel?

Disclaimer: nothing to do with my parents. 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Empty

Sometimes plans turn out to be stupid plans. It backfires. Hits you straight it the face.

It is gold to learn from these mistakes.

Well I just hope mine doesn't scarred me for life...



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

On Retiring Young

Beneath is a conversation which took part early this morning. 

Me: Morning Mr X

Mr X: Morning. How are you?

Me: Good

Mr X: Not going for holidays?

Me: Taking 2 days off next week sir.

Mr X: Ah. You're from Taiping?

Me: Yup. From Taiping

Mr X: Very nice place Taiping

Me: Yeah. Nice place to retire

Mr X: Yeah. But you're too young to think about that

Me: Hahaha.

Mr X: (Paused for a moment.) But people nowadays are retiring young. Some are even retiring at the age of 30. Making their millions by 30

Me: (Food for thought.) Yeah. If you can earn enough, it is possible.


Random but it got me thinking.

It dug back the thought of having financial freedom. Wonder since when I have last thought about that...