Monday, February 20, 2012

A beautiful life

I am going to carve this little space in my heart and start to bury the pride that I have for this game. A game that have kept me believing that I could do well in other more strenuous arenas.

Perhaps it's time to melt the hubris away, little by little, bit by bit.

I think I might find a whole new world when that completely caves in and gives in to something else.

Life's beautiful. And it never fails to amuse. SMILE! =)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Dedicated to every single family, friend, and you

An email from a great great friend, triggered this entry. I thought I would share my heartfelt response for the world to see, to celebrate a gesture of a friendship that I hold so dear to my heart =) And to G, if you are reading this, this goes to you. 

...I am hanging in here haha. There is really nothing much I can do otherwise, really, but to live life to the best that I can. It’s a struggle sometimes (to be 9496 miles away from all my loved ones), but I think that all the more hardens my resolute for the future. 
And every day I feel my life is so blessed, to have so many people that care so much – my family and friends back home, amazing friends I have met and came to accept me for who I am, like you and a partner like her (X) that stands by me all the time – that’s enough motivation to keep me going  =) Sometimes, I feel I am so undeserving of all the overwhelming love - it serves as a constant reminder.
To my X, like you, to me, you are neither friend nor family, because you are BOTH. And much much more =) Looking forward to the day I hold you in my arms again...

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Febreze - Odor remover uncovered!

I thought this is a simple but concise article on how Febreze works. Good to know!

When you spray Febreze, the water in the product partially dissolves the odor, allowing it to form a complex inside the 'hole' of the cyclodextrin donut shape. The stink molecule is still there, but it can't bind to your odor receptors, so you can't smell it. 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Memory leak

I wonder if there are genes for a leaky memory... If my brain is a huge plastic bag and memory is water, then it's probably a bag full of holes with water oozing out at a constant rate.

Good thing it gets filled everyday.

Saturday, February 4, 2012


Inspired from the Morse Code, co-invented by Samuel Morse, a Yale graduate.

TED = Technology Entertainment and Design

TED grants licenses to third parties to hold free TEDx events in cities around the world.[29] These one-time only licenses are free, but franchisees must be approved by TED and agree to adhere to a strict set of rules including format, duration, limiting the number of invited guests to 100 people and agreeing that half day events show "A minimum of two official, pre-recorded TEDTalks" and that all-day events "at least 25% of the total number of talks must be official, pre-recorded TEDTalks." Speakers are not paid and they must agree to give TED the right to edit and distribute their presentation. According to TED these franchised events were "created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading." The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level...TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis." As of 2010, some 750 TEDx events are scheduled to happen in over 60 countries. 

If any of you happen to miss some of the speakers at the latter half of TEDxYale, and if they actually put them at good resolution online (, I was told this is not a great stream), I recommend the following talks by:

1) Rebecca Ringle - music & neuroscience
2) Keith Chen - languages & behavioral economics
3) David Bolinsky - medical illustrator
4) Brad Rosen - privacy laws
5) Bob Casey -
6) LaTisha Campbell - being a radical
7) Vikram Mansharamani - 'foxy' thinking, on being a generalist
8) Sarah Parcak - an exemplary of TED's belief in twists of fate
9) Yael Zinkow - a jewel among them all =)

Enjoyed myself thoroughly. Even though there were more logistical problems than I would have hoped for, I think it's a commendable effort on a first at Yale. Looking forward to listening to more exciting "ideas worth sharing".