Wednesday, May 24, 2006

10 million for a number

"At a charity event in the capital of Doha, a Qatari bidder paid $2.75 million for the mobile phone number 666-6666."

Click here for full article.

Friday, May 19, 2006


God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


Good advice on how to teach kids, especially if they're not doing so well academically...

Breaking the Chains:
"The difference between a good student and a bad one is that a bad student forgets the material 5 minutes before a test, a good student 5 minutes after."
- Unknown

Friday, May 05, 2006

Describe Love...?

How can anyone talk about “love” without sounding too cheesy?
It strikes me as somewhat impossible
If I speak of it in a rather dull tone, I’d sound like a newspaper journalist
And if I spoke of it with my emotions I’d sound cheesy
What is love, though, if not emotions?
Should I speak of it biologically?
They’re chemicals that the brain produces to entice the nerves, send heat and warmth throughout the body and give the human being a good feeling
Or perhaps I should speak of it philosophically?
It’s the meeting of two souls that became separated in the physical universe. Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows one how one should be.
How would a dictionary define the term?
Something like, “A deep, tender feeling of affection towards a person. A feeling of intense desire and attraction toward a person with whom one is willing to make his or her partner; the emotion of sex and romance.”

I should speak of love the way that I see it.
Simply put, love is:

Breaking the Chains:

"Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone - but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding."

Bette Davis

"Maybe someday, somehow, love will finally be able to conquer all... We can only hope."


Tuesday, May 02, 2006


I have too much work to do and too little time to accomplish it in. I was told that by time management I could accomplish anything, as long as I put my mind into it. The problem is that I don't know how to manage my time, I'm a spontaneous person who just works with time.I do love planning though, so much. Just a few days back we were taught about the different planning strategies in my introduction to business class. I remembered when I used to plan big and plan small for certain online projects, or as business professors would put it: "strategic and tactical planning".
It's funny how I hate making to-do lists and yet love to plan. To-do lists make me feel stressed, while plans make me feel organized, especially strategic ones. I was never a fan of the details. Maybe that's one of the reasons that make me such an endless procrastinator. People who think large rather than small have more difficulty in accomplishing their task (or so I like to think in order to fool myself so I don't feel so guilty when I procrastinate).