Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Random facts I discovered by myself


1. When you're  about to sneeze, but you're  having a hard time to actually sneeze, just look at the sun, or any other source of light and you will sneeze instantly.

2. When you're  about to sneeze, same with no. 1, push the roof of your mouth with your tongue and close your eyes to stop sneezing.

3. To get rid of sinusitis or clogged nose, push the roof of your mouth with your tongue and massage your nose bride and eyebrow line.

4. When you have colds and one of your nostrils airway is blocked, pinch your nose really tight and blow your nose moderately and when you release your fingers from pinching it, you can have a temporary decongested nasal airway. (you can breathe properly for 10 seconds, or depending on how heavy your colds is)
(Facts 1-4 :) yes, I have respiratory problems)

5. One sign that your hair is really dirty is when your shampoo doesn’t form foam bubbles when you massage it in your hair. (tried this when not taking a bath for 3-5 days)

6. If you want your hair to become a bit lighter, squeeze lemon juice to your hair and stay under the sun for 1 hour. Repeat the process if necessary. I tried it myself, from natural dark brown hair, to ginger. If it doesn’t work for you, try replacing the lemon juice to 12% hydrogen peroxide (can be bought anywhere, or in a cosmetics shop)

7. When you did an all-nighter (awake for the whole night) and ended up trying to sleep at 6 or 7am, then forget about it. Just look at the sun for a few minutes, take breakfast, take a bath, and you're  good as someone who actually had a good sleep. I don’t know the specific explanation for this, but I have tried this so many times since high school (I was in a night shift schedule in high school, and I always do an all-nighter for random things, pretty nocturnal)

8. If you really want to sleep after being awake from night til dawn, drink milk without sugar, perform exhausting exercises, and drink lots of water. If that doesn’t work, then 2 hours before you're  gonna sleep, drink something with a really high sugar content. It will make you hyper for 2 hours but after it, it will really make you tired and sleepy.

9. If you slept really late (not an allnighter, but some 2am-3am), try wearing shades the next day (when you wake up).  It relaxes you.

10. When going from a well-lit place to a dark place (or room), vice versa, try covering one of your eyes with your hand while entering. After you’re already inside, let your hand stay for about 5 seconds. So you don’t experience going blind for a few seconds.

11. To see better in the dark, eat 1 teaspoon (or Tablespoon lol) of sugar, or 2 cubes of sugar, while closing your eyes for 3 minutes. When opening your eyes, do it slowly and make sure you're  already in that dark place. This effect is temporary and lasts about 10minutes to 1 hour. And will stop when your drink 2 glasses of water. (still don’t know it's explanation, but I experienced the things I listed here myself.

12. To see better in the dark permanently, try reading books directly infront of the sun or a source of light. Make an eclipse effect; cover the sun or the light source with your book while reading. When you’re not into books, try dimming your laptop to the lowest level of brightness, and use it outside (in the porch or anywhere outside). Make sure that your laptop screen is facing the sun. Try to see it's reflection on your laptop screen.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I'm sorry, but I don't want to be an emperor. That's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible; Jew, Gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone, and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. The airplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men; cries out for universal brotherhood; for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women, and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say, do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. Soldiers! Don't give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you, enslave you; who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men - machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines, you are not cattle, you are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don't hate! Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural. Soldiers! Don't fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the seventeenth chapter of St. Luke, it is written that the kingdom of God is within man, not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people, have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy, let us use that power. Let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfill that promise. They never will! Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. Now let us fight to fulfill that promise. Let us fight to free the world! To do away with national barriers! To do away with greed, with hate and intolerance! Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness. Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us all unite! Hannah, can you hear me? Wherever you are, look up Hannah! The clouds are lifting! The sun is breaking through! We are coming out of the darkness into the light! We are coming into a new world; a kindlier world, where men will rise above their hate, their greed, and brutality. Look up, Hannah! The soul of man has been given wings and at last he is beginning to fly. He is flying into the rainbow! Into the light of hope, into the future! The glorious future, that belongs to you, to me and to all of us. Look up, Hannah. Look up!
- A Jewish Barber (Charlie Chaplin).The Great Dictator (1940). Dir. Charlie Chaplin.

Very Inspiring. I never thought something like this would be said in this kind of movie. And this would most definitely be my speech in my classes.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Adjustment Bureau


Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us? Matt Damon stars in the thriller The Adjustment Bureau as a man who glimpses the future Fate has planned for him and realizes he wants something else. To get it, he must pursue the only woman he's ever loved across, under and through the streets of modern-day New York. On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris (Damon) meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt)-a woman like none he's ever known. But just as he realizes he's falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart. David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself-the men of The Adjustment Bureau-who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path...



 REALLY great movie. Matt Damon and Emily Blunt were the perfect ones for this. He meets a girl moments before his speech in a comfort room, and eventually inspires David Norris (Matt) to change his speech so he could win the votes of the people. They werent meant to be inlove, as the girls role in David's life was just in that moment. By chance, they met again in a bus and the two fell inlove with each other. But this was not David's fate. David is supposed to live his usual lonely life as a politician and acquire satisfaction from the votes of the people. And if he falls inlove with Elise (Emily) he wouldnt continue to run for senate and further run for Presidency. The Adjustment Bureau is responsible for this, and they are set to keep them apart. But for David, Fate has to adjust to his life, to his love, and not the other way around. I cannot emphasize enough the epicness of this movie. 9.8 for me :D