Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010

Make Up Excuses Why You Can!

We all have excuses as to why we can't do something. Ask anyone and they can give you a million excuses why it can't be done, why they haven't moved forward on their goals, and on and on. Making up excuses takes a lot of energy and time. So since, as humans, we seem to enjoy making up excuses, I have a great idea. Lets make up excuses why we can.

Since we all are experts in making up excuses, we won't need much training in this area, just a shift of focus. Instead of focusing on what we can't do, lets focus on what we can do. Instead of coming up with all kinds of excuses why it won't work, lets focus on why it can work. Get the idea?

Instead of focusing energy on excuses that don't serve you in moving forward, make up excuses that inspire and enthuse you to do what you want to do. Excuses like "there is no time like the present, I am old enough, I am just the person to do the job, I know all the ways it can work."

Actually, there are an unlimited number of excuses as to why you can. Be creative and think of as many as you like. ^^;​​​​​​​​​​​
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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

Save the world? Who, me? While big-name corporations and start-ups alike are working toward creating environmental technologies that can greatly reduce harmful emissions, there are plenty of steps individuals can take to shrink their carbon footprint.

And that doesn't mean swapping your car for a bamboo bicycle -- yet, that's not such a bad idea. Adopting any, or all, of the following practices could add up to very positive change. I had been searching the web for some useful stuff about saving the Environment. Here are some steps that i found.
  • Repurpose food waste.
  • Recycle and buy recycled
  • Choose pastured beef and chicken
  •  Know where your food is coming from 
  •  Plant trees in your yard and community.
  • Go “mostly organic” in your lawn and garden.
  • Turn off lights and electronic devices when you’re not using them.
  • Use solar energy to dry your clothes! 
  • Invest in solar energy.
  • Rethink transportation.
  • Use small, efficient devices to cook food. 
 So, give earth a hand ^^

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Egg Shape Mobile Living Space - Blob VB3

When coming up with the plans for this unusual structure, the architects over at dmvA wanted to create a mobile unit which would serve as a “secondary office” for large companies or as a home extension. Blob VB3, often resembled with a large egg due to its original shape, houses a kitchen, a bathroom, a bed and plenty of storage space in the shape of unusual curved shelves. The main material used to construct the building was polyester. Small, fun, independent and highly mobile, this place gets me thinking of the idea of a traveling vehicle. However, its fragility only makes it great for the purposes it was otherwise intended for. The Blob has to main entrances and a lighting system of its own. What do you say? Would you permanently live in a place like this?

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

YTL Residence in Kuala Lumpur

YTL Residence , Kuala Lumpur

Paris-based Agence Jouin Mank  took on its first large-scale integrated architectural and interior design commission in 2003, when YTL Design Group from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, invited it to design the residence of a Malaysian power family.

Completed in the latter part of 2008, the residence is the ultimate expression of the taste, influence and industrial-scale capabilities of the prominent family whose entrepreneurial activities have shaped Kuala Lumpur ’s skyline.

Three generations of the family inhabit the 3,000 square-meter residence designed to accommodate both private and public functions.

The building includes nine bedrooms, two family rooms, a family kitchen and a private dining area, a family library, a game room, a study, a public reception area, a formal dining room, a ballroom, chapel, 21 bathrooms, a swimming pool, two guest suites plus indoor private and guest parking.

The initial sketches exploring the owners’ usage requirements reveal resemblances to the boring stacked-boxes look still so ubiquitous in residential architecture. And while traces of the “heaped trailers” syndrome remain in the finished building, this is not the Jetsons, neither are we looking at EPCOT, Tomorrowland or the 1954 New York World Fair.

We are in the lush vegetation of a posh Kuala Lumpur residential area, and in spite of the boxiness of the structure, an elegant circular softness manages to permeate the sightlines and key details of the building, making it an agreeable part of its landscape.

Inside, prominent examples of this curvilinear elegance include the amazing staircases resembling the inside of a shell when viewed from above, and the round ballroom chandelier of 13,000 custom-designed undulating petals of unglazed cast porcelain biscuit.

The curved walls both inside and out have a functional purpose of providing privacy and enclosing each function gently in its own space. The overall sweeping feel inside the spaces invites the viewer in and creates soft, arching vistas.

The concept consists of three layers: the base for public functions, the ring for guests and the private house for the family.

The inside of the magnificent residence is gorgeous with its high ceilings, large windows and abundance of light. White color and natural wood are dominant elements but they allow the view from the vast, mostly retractable, windows to remain the main visual attraction.

The residence is also a wonderful study of contrasts between inside and outside, private and public, traditional and ultra modern, man-made and natural.

YTL Design Group of Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia , was the architect of record. The Agence Jouin Manku design team included Patrick Jouin, Sanjit Manku, Yann Brossier (architect), Richard Perron (designer). Officina del Paesaggio from Lugano , Switzerland was in charge of the landscape design, and L’Observatoire, New York , USA handled the lighting. - Tuija Seipell

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Health Tips For Bloggers

Hello peeps, I'm gonna talk about some health tips for blogger. In Today’s world, large number of working professionals belong to IT profession and bloggers too come in this category regardless of their part time or full time blogging.

There are numerous health problems faced by those people and the main reasons for their unhealthy conditions are:

» Carelessness on their own health
» No time to take care of themselves
» Long hours work
» Mental strain or stress

I would like to help you with some very simple and useful tips. And I hope that it will help you all in living better and longer with good health.

1. Back pain, neck pain and hand pain :

These problems can be solved by stretching your neck before starting your work and do some simple exercises for your hand, wrist and fingers. Posture is important and you must maintain straight posture. Take breaks in between your work if you are working for long hours.

2. Eye problems:

Eye problems are very common. For this you have to avoid sitting long hours in front of  computer or laptop screens. Drink more water to avoid puffiness. Do some eye exercises (refer some exercises related to eyes). You can use anti-glare glasses to avoid strain on eyes too.

3. Obesity and weight gain:

These problems are due to sedentary life style. The only solution for this is to exercise and exercise. Do daily morning exercises for at least 30 minutes or if you have no time you can do it in your working place or office before starting your work. AVOID JUNK FOODS.

4. Stress and depression:

To solve these problems you must have positive attitude. Have enough sleep and relax your mind by practicing meditation and yoga.

5. Bad addictions ( alcohol and smoking):

This is a very important which must be seriously looked into. People living in this tech world are very easily get carried away by the addictions which are very bad for the health and wealth as well. Learn tips that can help you in avoiding those addictions. Consult your doctor and take counseling.

Hope the above mentioned tips will help you to lead a very happy and healthy life. ^^
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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Memorial of Leslie Cheung

Leslie Cheung Kwok Wing (12 September 1956 – 1 April 2003), nicknamed elder brother (哥哥)

Today is the 7th anniversary of Leslie Cheung death. Let me recall how is it happen that day. Cheung committed suicide on 1st April 2003 at 6.41pm(HKT) He leapt from the 24th floor of the Mandarin Oriental hotel, located in the Central district of Hong Kong Island. He left a suicide note saying that he had been suffering from depression. He was 46 years old.

Yet, his fame will remain as old as the rocks!;​​​​​​​​​​​
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