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September 16, 2012

Lefty

I noticed that almost every people I met (personal bank officer, my husband’s colleague in the class) are lefties. Through this site I got some interesting notes about them. It is mentioned that the language also is a source for the recorded misunderstanding towards the left-hander. The word left was found to have originated from an Anglo-Saxon word called “Lyft, “which means “weak.“. Ouch

Unfortunately, scientists states almost similar thing. It is reported in 2007 by Oxford University-led team that they found gene that may also bring risk of developing psychotic mental illness.

The gene, LRRTM1, appears to play a key role in controlling which parts of the brain take control of specific functions, such as speech and emotion.

Whatever it is, I personally believe that left-handedness is still a normal person. They’re unique, that’s it

 

 

 

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September 15, 2012

CHAlleNGE

Change and challenge. Two different words, related meaning. I read a good quote once

”When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” 

It’s true, I might not be able to change the condition, but I can challenge my ability, my thought, to keep thinking and bursting.

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September 14, 2012

Fact and Myth about Sleeping

I had a problem of sleeping. Sometimes I can not even keep my thought quiet. My mind keeps busy bursting idea. That leads me to go searching some advice regarding to my condition. Though I don’t consider myself as insomnia sufferer, I go find some myths about that. As usual, some are truly myths and some are not.

    • Drinking can help you sleep. Myth. This is truly myth. You’ll find yourself hangover after a drinking night. Even worse, you wake up earlier than time you hope you’ll awake. Disclaimer: I never prove by myself about this point, no!
    • It is a mental disease. Myth. The reason of sleeping problem can be various. Not only stress, but hygiene, chronic pain, illness also. Go consult a doctor before pointing finger that you have a mental problem.
    • Exercise do helps. Fact. Doctor figure out that some regular exercise stimulate you to sleep better. Don’t do exercise nearly on bedtime, though.
    • Entertainment helps. Myth. Electronic stuffs are clearly not a good thing to be a round your bed. Actually I can not put my television out of my bed area. I live in studio apartment, what can I say? *grin*
    • Sleep aid are risks free. Myth. I have to admit that I got a help from some over-the-counter sleeping aid. I do find this is the effective way. Some articles suggest that it’s not a long-term solution, indeed.
    • Make up for lost sleep. Myth. I know usually we took an extra sleep over the weekend to substitute hour’s lack of sleeping in the weekdays. This option is not recommended.
    • Napping helps. Myth. For people with insomnia, napping in the afternoon decreases the brain’s sleep drive.
    • Learn to need less sleep. Myth. It’s biological need you talk about.
    • Get out of bed if you can not sleep. Fact. Some suggest that if you can’t sleep in one hour, you might better get up for a while, doing something or simply listening to music to get yourself relax.
    • The problem goes away as time goes by. Myth. Especially for serious insomnia. You should consult with doctor and not hope that will go away by doing nothing instead.
    • Acupuncture. Not proven yet. This treatment has not been proven to improve sleep quality

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September 13, 2012

Where Your Road Leads

I’m the first and he’s the third. That was the rank in our company batch, several years ago. That was truly a number since everyone else knows that he’s much smarter than me. We’ve been through 4 years together as colleague until one day he asked me out for a date. Me, as geek lover, thought that his invitation worth a try, a decision I never regret. I found out he’s smart and funny one, a complete package.

It was my dream to be a professional working woman, especially in the technology field. I bet it sounds pretty cool, at least I did. Due to conflict of interest and maintaining integrity, company issued regulation to prohibit married couples work together. I was the one to bow out. I ran a search another career path in another company. Many things arose, but I prefer not to call it problem. Discussing with him, I know that he wants the best for me, I made decision to let the chance go this time. Moreover my husband got his ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’, pursuing his master degree abroad. I don’t want to miss every single tick far away from him. Here I am, joining him living abroad, happily.

I still have my own dream, my passion… now it is even better, completed with a cup of affection. Just like Anthony J D’Angelo said ‘treasure your relationships, not your possessions.’

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