Just this morning, I’ve witnessed our oldest member of KPC finally attaining her well deserved rank of being the oldest among the 6 of us, yet again.
Operation Sweet&Sexy 17 Birthday Surprise for Joanna：baking oreo cheesecake early in the morning on 30 Dec, then presenting our little surprise on 31 Dec, 12.00am -> ULTIMATE SUCCESS!
Dear Joanna, if somehow you manage to read this post, then please remember 姜永远是老的辣 Happy Birthday once again! Stay happy (:
it felt great to know that I’ve spent the last day with KPC. LOVE FRIENDS. LOVE 2009. listening to 98.7fm songs countdown just makes me even more aware of the fact that this awesome year is really ending..
in the end, I didn’t manage to fit it in at all. maybe because, it’s just not time yet
“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing…kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.”—Audrey Hepburn
“It’s so much easier to be happy. It’s so much easier to choose to love the things that you have, instead of always yearning for what you’re missing, or what it is that you’re imagining you’re missing. It is so much more peaceful.”—One True Thing
“I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.”—Charles Dickens
So sorry about all the sorrow in your life you’ll know It’s true that all the ones you love will someday have to go And everytime you say goodbye you’ll hear the trumpets blow A serenade to the soul, all surrounded by the glow
Infatuation: loving feelings towards a love object that are largely based upon fantasy and idealization (instead of experience). Often when partners get to know each other, infatuation diminishes. Romantic Love: An abiding love for a partner with whom you feel passion, attraction, caring and respect. Eros: a passionate love usually involving sexual feelings for a love interest. Companionate Love: feelings of warmth towards a friend with whom you love to spend time with. Unconditional Love: A type of affection and caring that is so strong that you feel it consistently, regardless of what that other person does. Conditional Love: A love that requires specific action or conditions in order to be maintained. For example, at its extreme, a parent who gives very conditional love would only love his child when he gets straight A’s, becomes a surgeon and has two children. The love is based on outside conditions and when they do not occur, the love is withdrawn. Puppy Love: A childish, innocent temporary crush on someone that you don’t know well. Maternal Love: This term usually connotes love that is nurturing, accepting and protective. In actuality this love can also be given by a father etc. Paternal Love: This term connotes love that involves guidance and some authority. Paternal love usually prepares a child to be ready for the outside world. Again, in reality this type of love is not gender specific. Soulmate Love:This type of love is described as a love that has survived multiple life times. Not everyone believes in this concept. Spiritual/Divine Love: This type of love recognizes the Divine light in everyone and everything. Love is given to everyone as an act of loving God. Love of your country or patriotism: This is love for the place you live or the place that were born. It is a type of loyalty and a special feeling of belonging that you attribute to that specific geographic location. Self-Love: This is a positive feeling that you have about who you are and what you deserve. It often is expressed by treating yourself well, respecting yourself, wanting yourself to be happy and expecting others to respect you too. Brotherly Love: This term connotes having a feeling of love for your neighbor, because all humanity is considered to be part of a larger family of human beings. Tough Love: This term is used to describe a love that is expressed by setting boundaries for the good of the other person. So for example, a parent may send their teenager to rehab if he is drug addicted, even if he does not want to go. They feel that this is an act of love because it stems from a desire for their son’s ultimate good and happiness. This type of love is described as a love that has survived multiple life times. Not everyone believes in this concept.
“People can’t multitask very well, and when people say they can, they’re deluding themselves,” said neuroscientist Earl Miller. And, he said, “The brain is very good at deluding itself.”
Miller, a Picower professor of neuroscience at MIT, says that for the most part, we simply can’t focus on more than one thing at a time.
What we can do, he said, is shift our focus from one thing to the next with astonishing speed.
“Switching from task to task, you think you’re actually paying attention to everything around you at the same time. But you’re actually not,” Miller said.
“You’re not paying attention to one or two things simultaneously, but switching between them very rapidly.”
Miller said there are several reasons the brain has to switch among tasks. One is that similar tasks compete to use the same part of the brain.
“Think about writing an e-mail and talking on the phone at the same time. Those things are nearly impossible to do at the same time,” he said.
“You cannot focus on one while doing the other. That’s because of what’s called interference between the two tasks,” Miller said. “They both involve communicating via speech or the written word, and so there’s a lot of conflict between the two of them.”
Researchers say they can actually see the brain struggling. And now they’re trying to figure out the details of what’s going on.