Thursday, October 23, 2008


Definition from Wikipedia:

Love is any of a number of emotions and experiences related to a sense of strong affection. The word love can refer to a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes, ranging from generic pleasure ("I loved that meal") to intense interpersonal attraction ("I love my girlfriend"). This diversity of meanings, combined with the complexity of the feelings involved, makes love unusually difficult to consistently define, even compared to other emotional states.
As an abstract concept, love usually refers to a deep, ineffable feeling of tenderly caring for another person. Even this limited conception of love, however, encompasses a wealth of different feelings, from the passionate desire and intimacy of romantic love to the nonsexual emotional closeness of familial and Platonic love to the profound oneness or devotion of religious love. Love in its various forms acts as a major facilitator of interpersonal relationships and, owing to its central psychological importance, is one of the most common themes in the creative arts.

I am not sure why my friend asked me questions related to this. I am neither a romantic person nor really experienced in this matter.
Is there true love in this world? How do we know if we have found it?
Seriously, I have never given a thought about it. Is it that important?hmm...

Well, I think that every person defines true love differently. Some might say it is like that and some might say it is like this. So, I feel that the most important thing is what you think true love is.

One of my friends said that, "We love someone because we want something from that person."
True??hmm..Perhaps. Yes, we 'love' someone because we want their money/become popular/etc. So, what if you had all the money in the world or become the most popular person in the world. Will you be happy??
Dont forget that there is such a thing called "unconditional love". This probably only exist between parents and children. They love us without expecting anything in return and want us to be successful in life.

So, what is love then? Does it really exist between two strangers? I think it can.
Ever felt when you meet that person all your problems and sorrows just kind of drains away. Doesnt matter how sad or depressed or tired, just seeing that one person seems to make all your problems go away. Even just by listening to that person's voice you feel your burden has lighten a little. And always looking forward to meeting that person.(I think I'm talking crap here...but give it a thought)

I'd say that my one and only relationship was a failure. There wasnt really anything in it so it ended after a short while. So, I hope it doesnt happen again if I ever get into another relationship..hehe..

Humans are like this:
When they have something they take it for granted thinking that is will always be there, but when they lose it they regret it.

Maybe we should count our blessings and appreciate whoever or whatever that is around us and not take anything for granted.
One thing is for sure is that if you truly love someone you will never want anything bad to happen to him/her and wish the best for him/her. I think when it comes to love..everyone is selfish..nothing can be done about that I guess..haha

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Brain

What weighs about 3 lbs and uses about 20% of your body's energy??
Your brain of course.

Definitely the most complex part/organ of the human body. It controls the whole body consciously and unconsciously. The main part of the brain, which is the largest, is called the cerebrum. It is split into two hemispheres: left and right.

Left hemisphere:
uses logic,detail oriented, facts rule, words and language, present and past, math and science, can comprehend, knowing, acknowledges, order/pattern perception, knows object name, reality based, forms strategies, practical, safe and controls the right side of the body.

Right hemisphere:
uses feeling, “big picture” oriented, imagination rules, symbols and images, present and future, philosophy & religion, can “get it” (i.e. meaning), believes, appreciates, spatial perception, knows object function, fantasy based, presents possibilities, impetuous, risk taking and controls the left side of the body.

The two halves of the brain "communicates" via the corpus callosum. It is sort of a highway for the brain signals. Females have larger corpus callosum compared to men.

I am writing this because I Googled "brain usage" today and found out that the information I have was WRONG. The information was from the TV series Heroes(TV shows cant be trusted these days...sigh..). The information was that the human brain only utilises 10% of the brain. However, the fact is that the human brain uses more than that(close to 100% I believe).

With the results of the search I "played" with my brain a little bit. Testing whether which side of it is more dominant. Look at the image below(got from here):

If you see it spinning clockwise means you use more of your right brain. If it is anti-clockwise means left brain. The first time I looked at it it was spinning clockwise but I sort of made it spin the opposite direction as well. Next test was from this website.
My results:

Your Brain Usage Profile:

Auditory : 28%
Visual : 71%
Left : 52%
Right : 47%

You exhibit an even balance between left- and right- hemisphere dominance and a slight preference for visual over auditory processing. With a score this balanced, it is likely that you would have slightly different results each time you complete this self-assessment quiz.

You are a well-rounded person, distinctly individualistic and artistic, an active and multidimensional learner. At the same time, you are logical and disciplined, can operate well within an organization, and are sensitive towards others without losing objectivity. You are organized and goal-directed. Although a "thinking" individual, you "take in" entire situations readily and can act on intuition.

You sometimes tend to vacillate in your learning styles. Learning might take you longer than someone of equal intellect, but you will tend to be more thorough and retain the material longer than those other individuals. You will alternate between logic and impulse. This vacillation will not normally be intentional or deliberate, so you may experience anxiety in situations where you are not certain which aspect of yourself will be called on.

With a slight preference for visual processing, you tend to be encompassing in your perceptions, process along multidimensional paths and be active in your attacking of situations or learning.

Overall, you should feel content with your life and yourself. You are, perhaps, a little too critical of yourself -- and of others -- while maintaining an "openness" which tempers that tendency. Indecisiveness is a problem and your creativity may not be in keeping with your potential. Being a pragmatist, you downplay this aspect of yourself and focus on the more immediate, obvious and the more functional

I guess I use both sides equally?? More brain facts here.