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Getting over

There is no use bottling up emotions. One day it will haunt you, eat you alive or  blow you up. If you were [drunk and] allowed to let out repressed emotions from deep within, what would your words be?

 Here is one last chance to finally let it out. Write a letter to someone who underestimated your abilities, crushed your hopes, consumed your patience and rejected your feelings. Anything you have been meaning to say to someone you love/loved or you miss but never, never got that one chance. Or a letter to yourself. Or your ex. Or your mom. Haha. Whatever. Click “Leave a comment”,  type away and get over it!! =)

April 17, 2010 Posted by | Seriously speaking | , | 2 Comments

On pests and people

I have accidentally found this at wikipedia.com.

1948 Discovery of warfarin

  • Warfarin is an anticoagulant and pesticide. It was initially used as a pesticide but was later found to be effective and relatively safe for preventing thrombosis and embolism in many disorders and is currently the most widely used anticoagulant worldwide. It was discovered by Karl Paul Link and chemists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.[37]

To fellow Medical Technologists, next time you run a coagulation test remember this. Wierd. But true!!

April 12, 2010 Posted by | On things amazing | Leave a comment

POST-IT anywhere!

 I love Post-it notes. These great little self-stick papers are useful for forgetful people like me.

The story? No one actually burned a brow overnight to invent Post-it notes. Like many other things, it was invented by accident. A guy named Spencer Silver was working in 3M Research laboratory in 1970 trying  to make a strong adhesive. What turned out was a weak adhesive that could easily be lifted off. Silver however did not discard the failed invention.

Four years later, Silver’s colleague Arthur Fry in church choir was using markers in his hymnal. It was such an inconvenience for they kept falling out of the book. Remembering Silver’s weak  adhesive, he used some and it was…bingo!

In 1980, 3M Research began distributing Post-it notes nationwide. Today, there is no denying that Post-it notes invention was not really a failure.

April 12, 2010 Posted by | On things amazing | Leave a comment

Mornings

  Good morning! I woke up today craving for just a steaming cup of caffeine and I ended up cooking. I have low culinary IQ so tossing anything into a griddle is already cooking :=).

I like unhurried breakfasts. Outside, the air is cool and the sun is up. My ever efficient laptop/stereo/recipe book/album/encyclopedia/etc is playing David Gates songs non-stop.

There is no such thing as a  bad morning. Coffee, anyone?

April 11, 2010 Posted by | Food | , , , | 3 Comments