2016/05/25

[Good evening Wednesday] New Notebook


Now I’m sitting in front of a brand-new notebook.

A new notebook excites me.

And looking and touching the blank papers by thinking what to write on it, is one of the most exhilarating moments in the life for me.


This one is quite self-explanatory. I’m pretty sure I can easily meet its expectations.







2016/05/18

[Good evening Wednesday] A Letter


Among some letters I cannot throw away, there’s one letter that I got from me from the past.

It was addressed to “Me who finished the university exam” and it was from “Sixteen years old Me who's one week before the final exam, writing at 0:48 am” :D

In the letter, she (me from the past) wrote about how boring it is to study World History, how happy she is to have a new bookshelf, what she wants to do after the high school and what she wants to be in the future. And she told me to remember “Love this moment”

It’s been 20 years since I wrote this letter (gosh) and reading this letter makes me smile... or more like laugh.. (If she really “love this moment” she wouldn’t have wrote this letter back then, would she… :D) Well, this was one of my ways to avoid studying or to escape from reality… and something hasn’t changed at all… haha.. :D

And what if I write a letter to future me now..? I guess it’ll be like this;

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Dear future me,

Sometimes I get lazy, sometimes I do what I know I shouldn’t do. But overall I am living my life at full speed. This is all I can do for now. Please don’t look back and say “I could have done this” or “I shouldn't have done that” because at this point I don’t know. I’m not wiser than you.

Love,
Me

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Ok, back to work.



2016/05/10

[Good evening Tuesday] ALMOST ASMR


This morning I accidentally found a short and cool science program for kids while I was zapping.

They were trying to create perfect milkcrown with various liquid, so that they can provide that to a king who recently lost his favorite crown (mind you, it’s a kids program) But the king’s expectation is quite high, he wants a white crown with orange inside. (website)


I’ve seen milkcrown slo-mo video with milk or water before, but I’ve never seen a milkcrown with olive oil (sorry it sounds a bit confusing) I didn’t know that olive oil milkcrown looks like contact lenses. They tried with orange juice and yoghurt too. Somehow it all looked surreal and CG to me… but it was fascinating…

The program is called “Discover Science”. Not sure if it’s geo-restricted, but they publish some episodes on the web. Just watched the “Colored flame” episode… and it’s oh so gooood…. :D




2016/05/04

[Good evening Wednesday] Visual or Aural


Back in my university days, I took a test to figure out whether I rely more on visual or aural information. I forgot the exact ratio, but I found out that I had a strong tendency to capture information from audio rather than visuals.

This test was part of teaching methodology class, and it was about to give effective teaching materials by understanding student’s cognitive tendency. If the student’s visual, it’s more effective to use pictures. And if they’re aural, it’s better to use listening CD. And if they’re balanced? …I forgot, but probably video would be effective (because they can get both equally… right?)

Obviously this test was simplified version since they don’t include other tendency like verbal or kinetic but to know whether you’re visual, aural or balanced, it’ll help you when you learn something. I couldn’t find this test anywhere, but I guess it’s not that hard to know your type when you pay attention to your behavior or thinking process. When you recall something do you see image or words in your mind? or hear something?

I give you an example. There was an old workmate of mine who’s trying to learn Japanese. He said he had been listening Japanese conversation CD but it really didn’t work. After having meetings with Japanese people, he often said “I’m probably not blessed with language skills…”

However, when we were walking outside, he frequently pointed out the store sign with Japanese kanji characters and checked if he understood its meaning correctly. It was very accurate that I had to ask why he knew much. And he revealed that he enjoyed looking at the Kanji picturebook which he originally bought for his kid... And... you know what I’m trying to say.

To me, it was clear that he was visual. He was capable of reading and handling complex charts easily and explain things by drawing. And he paints well too.

We say “I know myself very well” In a way, yes. But in a way, no, not really.

So… which type are you?


Now listening: "Pipoca" 
(Hermeto Pascoal must be extremely or fully aural... :D )





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