Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Waiting for the world to change...

Marketing, a cult or religious that we consumer obsesses or follow subconsciously. We drink Coke instead of water because we lead to believe it’ll quench our thirst more effectively. Who knows instead of quenching our thirst we drink more Coke and gain more weight! We choose to eat popcorns only when we’re watching a movie. How many times have we thought of eating popcorn as breakfast when actually popcorn is naturally nutritious? We covet the LV bag because it’s supposed to be a luxury item. Who deems it anyway? LV?

We, as a normal ordinary human being never have the tendency to question. Why isn’t the keyboard run in Alphabetical order? Why do man wear tie?

Sadly to say, we don’t question our environment or situation quite often. We tend to obey the conventional or follow the cliché that we fail to rationalize what’s the true meaning of our action. We work blindly because it’s the norm or it has been practice from the past, but what may seem useful from the past might not work in the present.

When I try to question a little further, I’ll always get that kind of feeling from my colleague that I’m being rude by embarrassing them, however I’m trying to understand fully of my action. If someone fails to answer my question, please don’t try to think that I’m bringing you down or humiliate you. If your ego is huge, take a deep breathe and blow it like a balloon until it burst. Don’t patronize me.

If only my colleagues have fewer egos and could spend a little more time thinking out of the box, maybe the celebrity gossip magazine like “HOT”, “OK” or LIFESTYLE” would not be profitable. Anyway, who am I to judge? I would rather spend more time admiring the Gucci bag that I’ve enamored…maybe or maybe the “colleague” of mine one fine day might become a “”””president””””!!!

Answer to the above:

How many times have we thought of eating popcorn as breakfast when actually popcorn is naturally nutritious?

It's hard to believe a snack food that tastes so good can actually be good for you! With suggestions from organizations such as the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Dietetic Association (ADA), there's no doubt popcorn is a perfectly sensible snack to fit into any meal/fitness plan.

Popcorn is a whole grain food which makes it a high-quality carbohydrate source that is not only low in calories, but a good source of fiber.
Popcorn is low in calories -- only 31-55 calories in one cup of unbuttered, and when lightly buttered, one cup still only has 133 calories.
Popcorn has no artificial additives or preservatives, and is sugar-free.
Popcorn contains energy-producing carbohydrates.
Popcorn is ideal for between meal snacking since it satisfies and doesn't spoil an appetite.

Popcorn inspires creativity. While there's no doubt hot buttered popcorn is pleasing to any palate, popcorn also can be enjoyed when combined with seasonings, spices and other foods like raisins, fruit and cheese providing a nutritious, delicious snack.

Why do men wear tie?

In the 17th century wealthy men had lacy collar-bands to close their shirts; some were detachable so you could have a clean collar even if you didn't change your shirt. You tied a knot in the band to close the front or used a decorative pin, and the lace covered the buttons on your shirt. Poor people just had a long strip of material that they tied Ascot style. around the end of the 19th Cent. They became popular when they were first adopted by the British Army, Officer classes as part of their uniform and these people carried the tie with them into civilian life. It became a badge of office in an office, for petty little bureaucrats who had ideas above their station.

Why isn’t the keyboard run in Alphabetical order?


Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Don't differentiate ourselves from others!

It’s been a while since I last updated my blog. Trust me I’m still alive. Even though I’m a hermit to be but I’m still intact with the society. I’m back from my company’s retreat at Batam. The resort is serene with a great swimming pool view. Win myself a $100 Takashimaya voucher and really get to know my company even more. I’m glad to mention that I’ll be receiving my additional variable bonus as our company performs extraordinary well. It will be a great enhancement for my Thailand trip this coming August.

Recently, I’ve been intrigued by the teaching of Buddha which make me decided to take up a diploma course from the Buddhist library located in Gelyang. The diploma cost around $240 and if you decided to take the exam, it will be an additional $100. I guess the teaching is philosophical thus no validation needed, as long as I get “enlightened” and use it in my daily life. That’s the greatest gratification I’ll ever need.

Speaking about religious, I can’t help but to realize that in this world that we live, religious war never fail to cease. From my personal opinion, the main reason is because we human being tends to focus too much on the differences. You see, all religious teaches good and it exist for a good cause. To love and not to kill. The main principle of every religion is the same; it’s only the teaching that is covey differently. Every human being is an individual and has different preferences. They search or inspire for an explanation or teaching they are comfortable with and are able to relate.

A good example will be if we focus on the similarities that every one of us eats, sleep and play the same way. Then, we should never differentiate each other from fat, skinny, tall, short, Asian, white, black, and etc…In this way, we’re more open-mined and less judgmental…perhaps then they will be less war and harmony will not be invaded.