Interesting discoveries #06

Bunch of links this post is. Here lies key things I have read:

1. Marriage equality, same-sex

Ruling that same sex marriage is unconstitutional in America. The New Yorker has a good summary on the key arguments for same-sex marriage.

There really is very little you can argue against same sex marriage without sounding like a selfish jerk.

2. Dog loves guitar

This is too cute to not watch:

Dogs make me laugh.

3. White noise to increase your creativity

This is a website with audio that mimics a cafe. Some Singaporeans would say they get more productive at Starbucks or the likes. Really? Perhaps so. Research has suggested some white noise to be good for creativity. Although I don’t really believe the assessment, here’s a coffee shop background sound you may need one day.

4. On why I start not reading news news

At some point of time in my life, I realized it’s just impossible to catch up with all the news in the world. They are things that are nice to know that is happening but I argue that it is less important than you think. Important news come to you in the old fashion way — word of mouth.

Today’s mainstream news is filled with articles that embraces the negative aspects. There’s always an accident here, a murder case, embezzlement etc.. There just isn’t enough good news except for our Prime Minister planting a lovely bush at the gardens to commemorate some special day that the generation in the future will call history.

News isn’t all that bad though. Just read lesser. For me, it’s a lot lesser. And stop reading about mishaps of others and surround yourself with more positivity. Read social news briefly. Then do your stuff in life. Don’t ever read The Straits Times.

5. The worst URL

Channel News Asia wins this hands down. What is this:

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporebusinessnews/view/1262412/1/.html

I’m talking about /.html.

Come on, you can do better than this. What kind of CMS output such garbage?!

Some random photographs taken during Chinese New Year

I didn’t go visiting too much this new year, ’cause my mom’s got trouble walking. We did visit a few of my cousins’ place. This is my cousin’s baby. He gets attracted to everything except milk:

Baby wants Pokka Green tea so give it to him

(Baby wants Pokka Green tea so give it to him.)

I waved my phone in front of him, he wants to grab it too. And here’s a monkey plush toy looking rather happy as usual:

Wynn the monkey smiling at you

(I also saw Wynn.)

… Even in the year of the ox. And I saw this telephone and keep playing with it. This has got to be the lousiest expensive phone I have seen. It costs around 70 and you take 25 seconds to dial my cellphone provided you got all the numbers correct. What if you get it wrong? You redo! It’s awfully frustrated yet kinda special. I wouldn’t mind having this in my home actually. Pretty cool:

The old type of telephone

(The old type of telephone.)

To dial emergency number 999 is such pain in the ass. Here’s my cousin’s dog. It got a little pissed while being chained to the gates.

Cute dog that wears a red shirt

(Cute dog that wears a red shirt.)

What do you call the following fruit by the way?

Some strange fruit

Lunar new year’s really short this year. It’s busy busy busy again. The whole visiting ends. I wish we could do visitings in a slightly different way actually.

Don’t eat us, please…

Love us, not eat us. All lives are precious. Well something like that it says here:

Please protect us and not eat us

Chinese loves pigs by the way. When there’s a lack of pork or the prices are not right in China, there may be revolts. The Chinese government stock up pork for emergency. Singaporeans, on the other hand, loves chicken. We have chicken burger, chicken rice, chicken drumstick and chicken pie. It’s probably an integral part of the local staple (I typed stapler) diet.

I like dogs so I don’t eat them.