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?
Bill Gates believes in the growth mindset, growth mindset is opposite of fixed mindset. Growth mindset means you can learn what you want and fixed mindset means you are only good at what you are “talented” in, preferably what you are born with. I want to add something to the concept of growth mindset. In … Continue reading Growth mindset
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
I had my test recently. There were many questions. After the test, I went back and try to type out as many questions that appear on the test into a Microsoft Word document for my own keeping. After thinking and recalling, I managed to wrote down about 80% of what is in the test. This … Continue reading Remembering more
I am rereading the book How to stop worrying and start living by Dale Carnegie. This book talks about worry and anxiety and how to overcome them. The first chapter said that to stop worrying, live life day by day. Live your day until the end of the day when you go to sleep. The … Continue reading Living a Day-tight-comparment
I went for a 3 days trip to Singapore with family. I took a lot of photos using my Xiaomi Mi 3 phone and it cannot be booted/ switched on after the first day. Later, I found out that my phone is dead and it will be too costly to repair, and the data cannot … Continue reading How I deal with losing a phone
Business Google AdSense – to keep track of my website views and earnings YouTube Creator Studio – to keep track of my videos and views and earnings Admin Trello – my main task tracking Google Calendar – time specific events and archives Transportation Uber – Get personal cab Grab (MyTeksi) – In case I cannot … Continue reading Apps I’m currently using (Feb/2016 edition)
As many book lovers may have known, https://www.goodreads.com/ is a good website to keep track of books that you like to read, post reviews of books, intereact with other book lovers. However, does that same service applies to movies or documentaries? Is there a place for movie lovers and documentary lovers to keep track of … Continue reading How do I keep track of documentaries or movies I have watched?
Every year since 1998, Edge.org has been asking top thinkers (around 200 each year) in the world what they think about certain issue (annual question). In 2011, the annual question is WHAT SCIENTIFIC CONCEPT WOULD IMPROVE EVERYBODY’S COGNITIVE TOOLKIT?, I have a PDF file that compiles these answers into one book. This year’s question is as … Continue reading Edge Annual Question 2016 : WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER THE MOST INTERESTING RECENT [SCIENTIFIC] NEWS? WHAT MAKES IT IMPORTANT?
There is something optimistic about the world, the UN Millennium Development Goals set up in 2000, with the plan to halve poverty by 2015 will not only be met this year, it will be exceeded, thanks to Asia’s rise of middle class, the size of this group currently stands at 500 million and will mushroom … Continue reading UN Millennium Development Goal to reduce poverty by half