Monday, May 23, 2016

Article Review: Psychological Tricks

Could You Stomach the Horrors of 'Halftime' in Ancient Rome?

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Article review/summary:

1. For those who find it hard to maintain a soft eye contact, try to figure the eye colour of the person (without making it look like so), and keep smiling all the while.

2. Read feet: If a person turns just the torso towards you and not the feet, they aren’t interested in talking with you.

3. Be memorable: For an interview, be either the first or the last one to attend in order to stay fresh in the interviewer’s brain.

4. While arguing, stand next to the person, not in front of them, to get your point delivered straight to their mind.

5. A mirror behind the counter will show your angry customers their faces, and they will mellow down.

6. Have they not given you a proper answer yet? Stay silent, keep a steady eye contact, it will happen.

7. When someone in a group breaks into laughter, they instantly turn towards the one they like the most in the group.

8. Fake it ’till you make it- Channelize your brain with thoughts of what you want to become. And you will, eventually.

9. Listening to music at a place that affects you adversely, can alter your mood, and change your perceptions of that place.

10. When in a situation that keeps you exhausted, ask yourself “What am I getting out of it?” And you will come up with the solution.

11. Silence is the best way to counter the angry person

12. Kindness is the most docile and effective ‘weapon’ ever. Use it immensely.

13. Ben Franklin Effect- Ask them for a ‘small favour’ and chances are they will come useful to you, repeatedly.

14. People remember how you make them feel, not your words. So, evoke emotions wisely.

15. Refer to people you’ve just met by their names for an instant start of friendship

By Cristin

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Small Mind Questions: Angle Parking vs Perpendicular Parking

Problem: Uniten Car Park Issue

Hypothesis: Angle Parking is better than Perpendicular Parking


==== Perpendicular Parking ====

- More cars can fit along the road
- Suitable for 2 way roads

- Practical for high average daily traffic (ADT)

- Harder to park into
- Harder to reverse out off.
- Holds traffic when people are trying to park into it

==== Angle Parking ====

- Easier and Faster to park into
- Requires less road width
- Holds up less traffic when people are parking in
- Suitable for one way traffic flow

- Fit in less cars
- Can't perform reverse parking


Conclusion: Since space is an issue in campus, perpendicular parking is more practical to be implemented. Angle Parking is more suitable for large area with one way traffic flow.

New LRT line?

Sharing a pic I got from FB regarding the future LRT 3 line.

Article Review: Life after work

After work is what determines your future!

TLDR: The things you do after work (6pm-12am) is what determines your road in life. Your work is just work to sustain life at the present. Things you do after work is your future

1. What you do every night is important

Working- using skills
Night- learning new skills

2. Read more, anything will do!

Keep the habit of reading: Always be ready to answer 'what are you reading now?'
Don't just know stuff, become an expert in it.

3. Do some projects

Using what you learn in practice.
Experiences > Money

4. Actively build your connections

 Accelerate forward through connections

  • contact smart friends, and learn their opinions
  • get information and knowledge that are difficult to obtain
  • help the company look for more potential partners
  • or income generating opportunities

5. The CHANGE of your LIFE starts TONIGHT

 Don't switch off at night, at night is were things really starts.


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Life at the moment

Chinese New Year just passed and everything is back to normal.
By normal, I mean work work & work.
As many already knew, I've been spending the past 8 months pursuing my Master's degree in Civil Engineering (If you don't, here's a heads up :P)
I would say that Masters is not as hard as expected.
Writing papers for journals, publication papers and even going for conferences are just minor steps in meeting the requirements for a masters' degree.
However, I find my work as a graduate research assistant (GRA) to be more of a pain during my time of study.
Since April 2015, I have been helping my boss cum supervisor in handling and helping in projects.
Traveling here and there, getting this and that done on time, and even some paper work.
Learning is a process in life that we cannot avoid and without doubt there were so much that I have learned while being a GRA.
Mingling with the university's high committees is a privilege.
Learning to persuade, communicate effectively and even learning to listen becomes a training process.
Overall, I did not regret my decision to choose this path over working in consultant or construction sites.

As to date, I am currently in the midway in completing my research.
Done my pilot study (after hours or begging people to fill up the questionnaires), done my analysis (after more hours on entering data and figuring out what to click) and will be doing my 1st conference presentation in a week time.
More conferences are pending and awaiting my submission of papers.
A step at a time is my way of approaching matters like these without worry.

On the side track, I have been reading a lot on Lucid Dreams.
It is said to be a way to relax, imagine a world of your own and above it all, control your own DREAMS!
Drink apple juice before helps :D

That's it for now.
I should get back to working :\

Monday, November 4, 2013

16 Personalities

Recently, I took a online test called "16 Personalities"
Was pretty skeptical at first but there was no harm giving it a try.
You should too. Here's the link

So after answering 60 weird questions, the test told me that I was INTP personality.

Your personality type: INTP.

Strength of individual traits: Introversion - 16%, Intuition - 16%, Thinking - 24%, Perceiving - 16%.

What's that???

INTP personality

“Philosophers”, “architects”, “dreamy professors”… These epithets are most often used to describe the INTP personality type. INTPs love theories and believe that everything can be analyzed and improved. They are not that concerned about the real world and practical things – from the INTPs’ perspective, it is often less exciting than ideas and intellectual pursuits. People with this personality type have no difficulties noticing patterns where others cannot – this makes them brilliant theorists and analysts.
The accumulated knowledge is the most valued asset of any INTP. Imagine an immensely complicated clockwork which is constantly absorbing, processing and generating all kinds of theories – this is how the INTP mind works. People with the INTP personality type possess the most logically precise mind of all personality types – they can easily notice even the tiniest discrepancies between two statements, no matter how much time would have passed in between. It is a bad idea to lie to an INTP. They may appear dreamy sometimes, but this is not because their mind is resting – quite the opposite.

INTPs are enthusiastic and impartial when it comes to dealing with problems – they drill through the details and then develop a unique approach and ultimately a viable solution. INTPs are usually very intelligent and insightful people, able to remain unbiased in any situation. They absolutely love new ideas and theories and would never miss an opportunity to discuss them with other people – however, this never-ending thinking process also makes them look somewhat pensive and detached, as INTPs are perfectly able to conduct full-fledged debates in their own heads.
People with this personality type may also find it quite difficult to explain their thoughts to others, even when it becomes obvious that their theories are not easily graspable. INTPs may also move on to another topic before their co-workers or partners have figured out what the INTP wanted to say.
INTPs cannot stand routine work – they would much rather tackle a difficult theoretical problem. INTP personalities really have no limits when it comes to theoretical riddles – if there is no easy solution and the topic is interesting enough, an INTP can spend ages trying to come up with a solution.
INTP personalities are usually very shy and reluctant when it comes to meeting other people. However, INTPs can also be very friendly and confident when they interact with people they know well or talk about things that interest them. INTPs are flexible and relaxed in nearly all situations, except when their beliefs or logical conclusions are being criticized. In those cases, the INTP is likely to become very defensive and argue tirelessly.
Sharing many personality traits with other T types, INTPs do not really understand or value decisions based on feelings or subjective opinions. In their opinion, the only good solution is the logical solution – INTPs do not see a point in using emotional arguments. Such an approach preserves the “sanctity” of their intellectual method; however, this also makes it difficult for INTP personalities to understand other people’s feelings or satisfy their emotional needs.
Individuals with the INTP personality type are likely to be very open-minded and even eccentric. These traits, combined with their capacity for inventiveness and original thought, make up a very powerful mix – it is not surprising that INTPs are responsible for many scientific discoveries. An INTP is unlikely to care much about social expectations and the “usual” goals such as job security – however, they will do their best to find an environment where their creative genius and potential can be expressed.
One of the few bottlenecks that INTPs impose upon themselves is their restless fear of possible failure. No other personality type worries that much about missing a piece of the mental puzzle or overlooking some crucial fact that might lead to a better solution. Unlike their more confident INTJ or ENTJ cousins, INTPs could spend ages reflecting on their actions. Even when an INTP is arguing with someone, this should be taken with a grain of salt – they might as well be arguing with their own mind.

So there's it...
I can say, it really hits the spot. It's as accurate as it can get.
I do admit I'm ain't perfect or genius. But I'm willing to learn from people things that I might not know and continue adapting in this cruel world

Saturday, July 13, 2013

No one Blogs anymore :(

Seems like all my friend's blogs are dead. No one actually updates their blog.
Maybe other social networks are just far more superior. Facebook is pretty obvious to be the most talked about and most famous.

But besides this, why don't people blog anymore? I was just wondering.
Is it because no one reads them anyway?....true...but doesn't that goes same with Twitter?
There are tweets sent out daily and everyone is aware its a place to just spam ideas and post where no one will actually take the time to comment, favorite it or even read it.
So why tweet and not blog? since twitter limits your words anyway.

Maybe its the connection issues. Blog use to be pretty famous during those friendster days. where we can actually post our blog links on our friendster page.
now with Facebook, our blog is basically the whole timeline. which i find it pretty lame to talk about one subj for more then half the page.

Oh...yea....maybe its because of some that are inferior to blog because they cant write long essays or construct long sentences. No wonder everyone have no ideas these days.
Is social media making more idiots? or is it helping us to link to the World wide information that is already present? Tell me what you think :D

Personally, I feel like blogging is pretty tedious. Not user friendly i can say. Blogger haven been updating for a very long time. even uploading a pic/video takes forever. + so many buttons and so not user friendly. If the developer of blogger wants to revive this site and not shut it down like friendster and myspace....they should really look into this problem and find a good solution.

I believe one day, some Smart dude will recreate some blogger thing and will be trending again in the social media which is highly looked upon. Facebook is good but nothing last forever.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Too bored

Too lazy to I'll just share this.
Actual link.