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The Mad Hatter
30 October, 2009, 12:54 am
Filed under: Psychology | Tags: ,

Did you know that the Mad Hatter from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is modelled after an occupational disease of the 18th and 19th centuries. In that era, hat makers were heavily exposed to mercury used in the preparation of felt. Consequently, many suffered brain damage and became psychotic, or “mad” (Katy, 1979) This is Organic Psychosis.

Reference: Dennis Coon & John O. Mitterer (2007), Introduction to Psychology, 11th Edition, Wadsworth Cengage Learning


Searching for True Love
27 October, 2009, 10:02 pm
Filed under: Relationship, Religion | Tags: , ,

My MC prof showed this in class today to give us a good example of good public speaking. But clearly there was a deeper message behind, especially for us students in the stage of searching for a life partner.

Anyway, just a fun fact. Did you know that the term “BGR” is only used by Singaporeans? My Prof told us that and the Singaporeans couldn’t believe it! The international students in class were like, what’s BGR? Business Government Relationship? (Since there is a module in my school called BGS – Business, Government and Society)

Back to the deep message about true love that I was talking about, I encourage all of you to watch all five parts of the video. It’s really wise and I am convicted that this IS true love.

God bless you. ūüôā

Size of Lip Plate Defines Bride Price
22 October, 2009, 2:11 pm
Filed under: Culture, Social | Tags: ,

Even if you are the only person in this world,
17 March, 2009, 10:02 am
Filed under: Religion | Tags: ,

do you still believe that Jesus would die on the cross for you?


I believe.


And yes he would because that’s how much you matter to Jesus.

Japan’s Train During Peak Periods
17 February, 2009, 12:20 am
Filed under: Travel | Tags: ,

Back in 1991:

Recently in 2008:

My Sick Fishes
24 January, 2009, 3:23 pm
Filed under: Animals, Autobiography, Medicine | Tags:

My fishes are having equilibrium problem and are swimming upside down.




So thanks to Weijie who found the remedy from the net, I hope my fishes are feeling better in a shallow water tank. Apparently, this helps to ease their discomfort. According to the site, their illness is called Swim Bladder.


So here are my fishes enjoy themselves in their new shallow tank.



See their heads touching the bottom of the tank.



All I have to do now, according to the remedy, is to add a little bit of salt and feed them thawed peeled or chopped peas.


The cause of this could most likely be their food palettes being too dry and they are the floating kind. That is why in the process of eating, my fishes take in too much air thus causing their stomachs to bloat and therefore an unbalance in their equilibrium.


Hopefully after a week or two they will be swimming like how normal fishes do.


Reference: Swim Bladder

What IS Yoga?
5 December, 2008, 2:21 am
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In the modern setting, yoga is generally for health purposes. However, there is a deeper purpose behind this for other groups of people.


Goal of yoga

The goal of yoga may range from anywhere between improved health and reaching Moksha.[54] Within the monist schools of Advaita Vedanta and Shaivism the goal of yoga takes the form of Moksha, which is liberation from all worldly suffering and the cycle of birth and death (Samsara), at which point there is a realisation of identity with the Supreme Brahman. In the Mahabharata, the goal of yoga is variously described as entering the world of Brahma, as Brahman, or as perceiving the Brahman or Atman that pervades all things.[55] For the bhakti schools of Vaishnavism, bhakti or service to Svayam bhagavan itself is the ultimate goal of the yoga process, wherein perfection culminates in an eternal relationship with Vishnu, Rama or Krsna.[56] 


Yoga is from the Sankrit word Yug, meaning “union” (with the Divine, your higher “SELF”). Yoga is a path for transcending the ordinary mind (who you think you are) in order to merge with your “higher SELF” or “God SELF.” Yoga means “to yoke” — to yoke with Brahman (i.e., the “Infinite,” the “Universal Spirit,” the impersonal force that the Hindus call “God”) via the realization of an altered state of consciousness, thereby theoretically releasing oneself from the bondage of endless reincarnation. Yoga comes out of the Hindu Vedas. It can be traced back to Patanjali, who was a religious leader. Shiva, one of Hinduism’s three most powerful gods, was known as “The Destroyer” — he’s called Yogi Swara or the “Lord of Yoga.”


Aargh. So many foreign terms. Basically, I know that I shouldn’t be engaged in such an activity for it is more than just a form of exercise but a connection with spirits.


Reference: Yoga, Relaxation or Occult?