Friday, July 23, 2010

Men Are Attracted to Women with Small Feet?

I happened to chance upon this article. Some scientists found out that men are attracted to women with small feet…

REALLY?! Size 7 considered big feet or small???

Nope, they did not arrive at the conclusion thru studying Chinese women from Qing dynasty. Instead, a evolutionary psychologist at University at Albany New York had digitally composed two faces, one with features from face of eight women with usually SMALL feet, the other one with features from face of eight women with usually LARGE feet.

Men found the composite face with smaller feet more attractive. FINE…

Seriously, I questioned the validity of the study. Attractiveness is very much up to individual’s perceptive and taste. Women with large feet might have beautiful features too. What the psychologist happened to choose the wrong features for the composite face? Hmm…

For those who are interested, click here to read more.

Btw, just for record purpose, I remembered reading some where that Cinderella wore a size 7 shoes…

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Pringles - Honey Mustard Chip

Psst, have you heard about it?
Pringles had got a new flavour. I know they had got plenty of new flavours, but this one is different. 
It is my favourite flavour – Honey Mustard!!!
That’s right, forget about weirdo Hazelnut and Blueberry flavour, this is what proper chips should be flavoured in.
Sweet and savoury, with a faint hint of vingery smell, Pringles Honey Mustard tasted not bad. I understand that they are not yet available in all Supermarket. For example, I could not find them in NTUC. My brother had brought the above from Mustafa and it cost under $3 dollars.
Of course, if you have more picky taste buds like me, go for the King of Chips – Kettle’s Honey Mustard. They are to die for! Available at Cold Storage, Kettle cost $4.50 a pack. If you happened to chance upon it, be warned and buy two packets. They are often out of stock.
Go on put on some pounds - Happy Snacking! :P

Monday, July 12, 2010

Faye Wong Concert 2010 - 王菲2010巡唱 (With Poster picture)

Brace yourself, Faynatics... Her Royal Highness is back on tour!!

Faye Wong still looked gorgeous!

Currently, the show is only available in China’s Beijing and Shanghai. I hope Unusual Production or VizPro would invite her to perform in Singapore!

I really miss her voice and music…

Things to Take Away from the 2010 World Cup

I am not a soccer fan. I can never understand the “fun” and “excitement” which soccer fans (like my brother) get from watching 20 men chasing after a ball. I think there are more meaningful things in life that I can spend my 90 minutes on… (:P)

Needless to say, I hardly followed the 2010 World Cup at all.

However, there are some interesting sidelines about this year’s World Cup that did catch my attention.

Ban of the Vuvuzela

According to Wiki, the Vuvuzela or a stadium horn is traditionally used in Africa to summon distant villagers to attend community gatherings. It had since evolved into a symbol of South African soccer. Supporters would use it to make loud and raucous sound to cheer their favourite team on.

Because of the intensity of the sound, FIFA had once proposed to ban the instrument as it is disturbed broadcasting presentation i.e. game commentary. Some soccer teams also blamed the vuvuzelas for disrupting team communication and players’ concentration during matches.

Funnily, the ban did not quite materialize. Instead, the news of the ban boosted the popularity of the vuvuzela so much so that it became something of a cult culture. I remembered that a song was even written about the vuvuzela. People start to explore all sorts of funny things which you can do with it. Apparently, it is not just a sound making instrument. It can be doubled as a mug in which fans can drink their beer from after the match (rather unhygienic if you ask me…).

Vuvuzela manufactors probably benefited the most from this World Cup episode. They exported close to two billion vuvuzela worldwide because of the publicity which they gained from the World Cup!

The Oracles

Nope, not that the ever powerful database system. I am referring to oracle as a person or agency considered to be a source of wise counsel or prophetic opinion, predictions or precognition of the future, inspired by the gods! (Taken from wiki)

My personal opinion – I think this year’s World Cup had been rather pale as compared with previous years’s games. There seem to be a lot less discussions and activities going on. Worse, usual hot favourite teams were out of the game earlier than expected. There is almost a crisis loaming as fans are almost ready to abandon the remaining games…

But wait, something unbelievable happened. News that a common octopus living in a tank at a Sea Life Centre in Oberhausen, Germany named Paul had successfully predicted results of several games hit the street. Freakingly, its accuracy rate was 100%.

It is never good to divulge too much of a secret. Paul’s prophetic talent had almost landed itself into trouble. I read that some Germans were unhappy that Paul had accurately predicted their losses. Some of them took on the street to petiton that they should eat the oracle itself as an act of revenge. Spain, I supposed tried to entertain the crowds further, but saying that they would send troops to protect Paul if necessary.

But Paul is not alone. Apparently, there are many other oracles who claimed to have prophetic visions. One of them is made in Singapore. I suspect that fortune-teller uncle from Little India must have taken some PR courses before. Riding on to the success of Paul the Octopus, he claimed that Singapore very own oracle - Mani the parrot, can predict the World Cup’s result too!

Of course as you can imagine, Mani become an instant hit among Singaporeans after Paul. (Actually, Mani need to zen more as it is not as accurate as Paul.)

Then right after that, Hong Kong’s Deity Wong Dai Xin decided that he cannot lose out to mortal creatures. He also made his own predictions on who would eventually won the World Cup.

The vuvuzela and the oracles had added much needed entertainment and interesting sidelines on the World Cup. They not only directed fan’s attention back to the World Cup but also ignited non-soccer fan’s interest on the game. It is rather fair to say that they had saved the 2010 game from being the dullest World Cup game ever.

Sadly to say that the attention is not on the Spanards who have won the World Cup, but rather the vuvuzelas and the oracles are the clear winner of the 2010 World Cup!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Contradiction - Thai Style Teriyaki Chicken?

I saw this "Today's Special" sign at a Thai-food stall one day. Not sure about you, but I actually thought it was rather contradicting...

What is a Thai-style Teriyaki Chicken?

Teriyaki Chicken is a Japanese dish. Thai-style? So, you add chili or lemon grass? Fish sauce even?

Then can it still be called "Teriyaki Chicken"?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Guess what?

I was at Sheng Siong supermarket weeks ago. There were quite a lot of interesting things to see. I will gradually post them, but first there is this carton of strange fruits.
What do you think they are?
Hint: Green, firm to touch, almost like unripe tomatoes…
The size of a golf ball.
Smell grassy
Hint hint  - they supposedly tasted very tart…
Give up? No idea?

Da tah! They are Gooseberry from India! (Opps, they spell wrongly)

I never know India produces Gooseberry. What do they do with them?

Cook them in curries?

Please leave me a message if you know!

Yet another interesting find uncovered by Photosophize.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Inspired – An impact on my life

The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.

- William Arthur Ward

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.

- Carl Jung

I am not a smooth talker. I do not know how to express my gratitude verbally, but I am aware of the leniency and grateful for chances you have given me.

Throughout my academic life, no one had ever believed so much in me. I am felt so lucky, utterly flattered, but also unworthy.

Thank you for the guidance. You had definitely made a difference in my life. I will do my best and I hope I will not disappoint you eventually.

I had always wondered why I never tear at any graduation ceremonies before. I thought I had a steel-heart in me.

Today, sadness overwhelmed me naturally…Perhaps I had never been inspired before.

I will never forget your kind encouragement... 

Sunday, July 4, 2010

How to be a SuperHero!

I am sure everyone of us fantasized of being a Super Hero before…

Imagine having flight abilities, being invisible, mind-read what others are thinking, touch and turn things into gold, controlling the weather and time travelling et cetra super human powers! How cool would your life be?

Know what? You CAN now be one!

I found a book in the library which teaches you just that! The book is titled “How to be a Super Hero”. Authored by Doctor Metropolis,it is apparently a complete guide to finding a secret HQ, hiring a sidekick, thwarting the forces of evil and much more!

Wow… Content sounded quite promising, I must say.

For people who aspired to be Super Hero, but not sure how get their career started, this could be your answer.

I supposed the librarians must have this intention in mind when categorising it as a non-fiction book at the self-improvement section…

So, Heros-to-be, Happy Reading!