Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A good gesture might not be that good

In the news about an accident, Highway chaos, death, after man runs across PIE, the man who ran across the expressway was hit by another car which flung him into another lane. The driver on this lane slowed down to avoid hitting him, but the motorcycle behind him bumped his car and the motorcyclist ended up being struck by A lorry.

I wonder, if he couldn't slow down in time or fast enough, the motorcycle behind him might not suffer.

Just yesterday, while walking on the pavement, sound of bicycle bell came from behind. I knew a cyclists is "shouting" to me with his bell, telling me to quickly move aside for him to pass. As usual, I did not ... bother. I am a cyclist myself, and I trust his skills to be able to avoid me. I also know that if he slightly hit me, then he would be at fault and might fall down, while I probably would suffer little pain.

Why am I so "bad"? This is my logic. The more people giving way to such cyclists, the more they would expect everyone should do so. Now, what if one day, such a cyclist was ringing his bell hard and loud, but the person in front is not able to give way? For e.g., he might be deaf, just had a leg cramp, feeling dizzy, etc.

Or, like the PIE accident, this habit may one day caused someone innocent misfortune when I suddenly move sidewards to give way, accidentally pushing him on to the road, potentially being knocked by cars on the road.

Monday, March 16, 2009


The last sentence in What same-sex "marriage" has done to Massachusetts says:
To the rest of America: You've been forewarned.
I feel strongly that it should be: ...
To the rest of the world: You've been forewarned.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

AZ vs SG, F vs C

A real estate company selling homes in Scottsdale says it is 80 degrees in AZ? Wow!! 30 degrees in SG is already very hot!

Of course, there must be some mistakes here ... . AZ refers to Arizona in US, while SG here refers to Singapore. Thus, different common scales used for temperatures.

Nevertheless, after few trips to some cold places, I have come to appreciate the convenient of warm/hot weather. For example, we don't need Resort Styled HEATED Pool here. Also, I can ride my bicycle here in simple T-shirt and shorts all year round less a few days with downpour.

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Again, is God religious?

From the Etymology of Religion,
The ultimate origins of Latin religio are obscure. It is usually accepted to derive from ligare "bind, connect"; likely from a prefixed re-ligare, i.e. re (again) + ligare or "to reconnect." This interpretation is favoured by modern scholars such as Tom Harpur and Joseph Campbell, but was made prominent by St. Augustine, following the interpretation of Lactantius.
I would say ... , yes. God want to re-bind, re-connect with His children and creation.

Then, I would like to be religious too.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Is God religious?

Some definitions found by searching "define:religious" in Google are:
  • concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church
  • having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity
  • of or relating to clergy bound by monastic vows
  • a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
  • extremely scrupulous and conscientious
Thus, God is ... not religious because:
  • He is above sacred matters or religion or the church
  • He don't need to have or show belief in and reverence for a deity
  • He is above clergy bound by monastic vows
  • He is not a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
  • What we consider extremely scrupulous and conscientious should be norm to Him

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Finding safe products for mother to be

Do you find it difficult to find suitable products for pregnant women? Most products that are not targeted at pregnant women typically advise against being used by pregnant women. Why is this so? I have a guess ... .

In this era of evidence-based medicine, the need for evidence is a necessity. Researchers conduct scientific studies to gather data and hopefully can arrive at statistically significant results. When a product is not targeted at pregnant women, they would not want to take extra risk to test it on pregnant women. Therefore, no data, so there is no evidence. It is also quite difficult to get pregnant women to volunteer to be their "guinea pig".

Beaute de Maman aims to provide health & beauty products that have been extensively studied and evaluated, allergy and obstetrician tested.

Furthermore, in order to ensure the safety of both mother-to-be and fetus, Beaute de Maman utilizes only natural and herbal ingredients, and develop products by a board-certified obstetrician to treat problems specifically related to the physiological and hormonal changes experienced by women during pregnancy.

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I feel the need to mention that, I did not use it (obviously!), and neither did my wife.

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