Coral Sea – Jay Chou

海鸟跟鱼相爱只是一场意外 Cinta di antara burung camar dan ikan hanyalah kebetulan The love between a seabird and a fish is only an accidental occurrence I have wondered why does the lyric use seabird and fish to describe a love accident. Then I realized, that seabird eats fish, and the only time seabird will meet fish is … Continue reading Coral Sea – Jay Chou

What do you think about mental illness?

There are news lately about a 20 years old Cuban guy who went into a lion den in the zoo to be mauled by the lion (suicide). The zoo authorities had to shoot two lions dead to save him. Of course, condemnations poured in about the guy’s selfish act. Mental illness will suffer a blow. … Continue reading What do you think about mental illness?

Loss aversion – grades

Let’s say you earn a monthly salary of $2000. You will get this salary banked into your account at the end of the month. In addition to the salary, you will get overtime salary, which amounts to a maximum of $1000. Let’s say your management propose to instead, bank in $3000 to your account at … Continue reading Loss aversion – grades

Difficulty in thinking about big numbers

I read Dan Ariely’s Predictably Irrational. It is a book about irrational actions, the psychology behind it and how predictable they are. In “The Context of Our Character, Part I: Why We Are Dishonest, and What We Can Do about It” chapter, it says that the total costs of all robberies in USA per year … Continue reading Difficulty in thinking about big numbers

Don’t be a cheater

I have been reflecting on plagiarism recently, as a university student, I think it would be good for me to know this. I think it is not uncommon for a university classmate to ask for assignment answers or “copying assignment”. Innocent as it may sound, it is a serious academic offence. One of the drawbacks … Continue reading Don’t be a cheater

Testing Tit for Tat in real life

This happened last year, I was curious to learn about evolution (at that time I was curious about many academic disciplines), so I went to YouTube and searched for evolution lectures. I found one lecture series by Stanford, taught by Professor Robert Sapolsky called Human Bahavioral Biology. In one of the videos (maybe second or … Continue reading Testing Tit for Tat in real life

1.5 million Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia

Malaysia will be bringing 1.5 million Bangladeshi workers in over the next few years. This has caused some reactions from the Malaysian. The most ironic of all is response from some of Christian, who seems to have prejudice of Bangladeshi, giving subtle condemnation not only towards the move by government of bringing in foreign workers … Continue reading 1.5 million Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia