January 27, 2013

Outliers By Malcolm Gladwell

Finally bought this book at B&N yesterday. Hadn't started reading it yet, but considering the many case studies I have to read for Business Ethics on top of the normal textbook reading. It will take me much longer to complete and appreciate.

Maybe I'll take a break from work and start with a couple of pages to go with my smoothie, yumm :d

Strawberry, Banana, Green Tea Smoothie
2 Bananas
1 box of Strawberries
Packet of Green Max Matcha Milk
1 Cup of water

Reader Option in Safari

I've recently reverted back to using Safari from chrome. Not that chrome has anything wrong with it, I just came upon it loading very slowly all the time and hadn't had the time to figure out whats wrong. Anyhow, I discovered this option in Safari called "Reader." It's an excellent view option that takes away all the ads, useless clutter and gives you, in a larger font the important contents of the page. I see that it really helps me focus and generally easier on the eyes. Unfortunately, it's not available for all webpages, but a majority of them are adaptable. Just click on the grey [reader] button next to the refresh symbol ( it's in your address bar ).

January 22, 2013

Recycle, Recycle, Recycle!

We all probably know why we should recycle. But since it hasn't affected us directly, we don't see how the small changes we make, can actually make a HUGE difference. We may think, it's only a couple bottles a week and I mostly use a thermos so that's helping right? If everyone did the same, it is now not only a couple bottles a week, but thousands and millions of bottles. So think again, small actions CAN make big changes.

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January 10, 2013

On Sleepless Nights

I first go through the highlights of that day. I remember certain images and I play through them kind of like a mini-movie. Once I reach certain thoughts, sometimes it goes off on a tangent. Soon I catch myself thinking way back into the past or way into an imagined future. What can I do now that will make my future come true? How can I be sure what I'm doing now is what I want to do 5 years from now? I know I can't just stop and do nothing till I miraculously "know" what I want to do for the rest of my life. Where can I muster up the determination, motivation and perseverance for my last 3 semesters?

Review: Coloud “The Knock” Headphones

By combining equal parts passion and engineering, eliminating unnecessary parts and multiplying the amount of useful features, coloud brings you highly durable headphones that just makes sense.

I ordered Coloud The Knock headphones in grey/red but its more of a pink than red. I actually read a couple reviews before purchasing it off Fab so mostly no surprises. The main thing I was worried about was the comfort. I've always had problems with headphones giving me headaches if I wore them too long, which is the main reason why I was hesitant on buying these. However the functionality and minimalist design of the headphones made me give it a second thought.

They are indeed really light. The headphones feature a tangle free system with flat cables. The plug can also be used to secure the cable together for storage (pictured on the bottom right). The mic/remote can be used to pick/hang up calls and control music. Overall, these are great casual headphones that offer surprisingly awesome sound at an affordable price.

The headphones give me a slight headache. However, most headphones have this problem, they need time to be stretched out. Although mine have stretched out a bit, it still gives me a dull headache. The cushioning is starting to have the indentation from my ear (as weird as that sounds lol). Hopefully they will feel more comfortable as I wear them more. The other con I was worried about, was that if I were to turn up the volume, can people hear what I'm listening to? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. But so far that hasn't been a huge problem for me.

Check out http://www.coloud.com/ for more specs, colors and products.

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They don't give me a headache at all. The cushioning has dented (forms around the shape of my ear) which seems to be normal, doesn't cause any trouble. I originally wanted to wear these outdoors but because of winter clothes and all the layers, I end up pulling on the cable and it slides off easily. Maybe I'll take them outside once it's warmer. 

January 7, 2013

2013 Happy New Year!

Hello, I haven't been here for a whole semester! Now that I'm on winter break, theres going to be some refreshening soon. Definitely some new material coming up about organizing notes, note taking, self reflections and some fun random topics like reading body language and such.

Recently I've been browsing Fab.com a lot. It's a website that allows many brands and companies to sell things on their site. Fab offers an array of products from headphones to kitchen supplies to unique gifts. You can also get receive a $10 credit from the Facebook Wrapp App. So be sure sign up!

I've recently purchased the Coloud Knock Headphones (in grey red) from Fab. A review and tech specs will be up soon as well, so stay tuned :D

I also found this Matcha Green Tea Latte by Mocafe mix on Fab. Should I get it??