Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The world is watching: How Hong Kong protests were covered around the globe September 29, 2014 at 01:29PM

In solidarity with the HK people.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/ZljWBC With protests breaking out all over Hong Kong island and parts of Kowloon as the long-awaited Occupy Central civil disobedience movement finally got underway, one oft-repeated refrain by demonstrators was "the world is watching"....

Saturday, September 27, 2014

9 Books Every Entrepreneur Needs to Read September 26, 2014 at 10:06PM

My reading list on business.

via Facebook http://bit.ly/1ncSuAX So many books, so little time. Here's where to find the best advice for your business.

10 Books You Have To Read September 26, 2014 at 10:05PM

My reading list on humanity.

via Facebook http://shar.es/1ax8Tv There are some favourite books for all book lovers. Even if you read more than twenty books a year, you probably have your own list of the books that have stayed with you in some way.

How men reacted to a 'Fat Girl Tinder Date' September 26, 2014 at 09:21PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/1rrktfH FYI, it's pretty appalling and might make you lose faith in all men

How men reacted to a 'Fat Girl Tinder Date' September 26, 2014 at 09:21PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/1rrktfH FYI, it's pretty appalling and might make you lose faith in all men

Nick's Next Door on Yelp September 26, 2014 at 05:35PM

This restaurant is said to serve American fine dining food. After reading all the raving review on Yelp (ranked as the no.1 restaurant in Los Gatos), we came here for lunch recently. We ordered the following: Appertizer - Baby Back Ribs (Mongolian BBQ Sauce and a Cucumber Salad) Entrees - (1) P…

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

KLM's Sherlock dog is an adorable lie September 24, 2014 at 09:49PM


via Facebook http://gizmo.do/kXmHV73 Yes, that viral video of KLM's "lost and found" dog reuniting passengers with their lost phones is adorable. But sadly, it's just an ad campaign. The dog is not a permanent member of KLM's actual lost and found team.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

How to Become More of a Morning Person (Infographic) September 23, 2014 at 04:46PM

This is a constant struggle for a night owl like me. Mr Chong is a very early bird!

via Facebook http://ift.tt/XpmBIS You may never hop out of morning with a smile plastered on your face, but you can make it a bit easier.

September 23, 2014 at 04:37PM

Adorable utility beagle!

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1mJLUla We run our feet (and paws) off to return lost items. Meet our newest team member ;-)

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Favorite Food and Meal of Every U.S. State, According to Twitter September 21, 2014 at 02:44PM

Durian is listed!

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1tGEVtZ Twitter can tell us a lot about what a society eats.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

12 Ways 'Friends' Got Life as a 20-Something Exactly Right September 20, 2014 at 10:05PM

Only if you grew up with it.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1DnOfah There was a lot of wisdom packed into those episodes.

29 Creative Ways To Give Kitchen Trash A Second Life September 20, 2014 at 08:47PM

Green living tips.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1wBoSgH Meal planning and smart shopping goes a long way toward reducing food waste. Kitchen hacks for extending the lifespan of fresh food help too. But what about the peels, stems, and wrappings we throw away without a second thought? Well those can be...

“Friends Are Waiting” | Global Be(er) Responsible Day | Budweiser September 20, 2014 at 08:33PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/XDLWyG Next time you go out, be sure to make a plan to get home safely. Your friends are counting on you. Enjoy responsibly. #FriendsAreWaiting www.budweiser.com

How 20-Something Women Dressed in America, in Every Decade September 20, 2014 at 11:11AM

Some history on American fashion.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1tGkQE9 Fashion is an even more important social mirror than we realized.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Scotland rejects independence with No vote set for victory September 18, 2014 at 10:22PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/1BSi558 Estimated 55% of voters set to reject Alex Salmond's prospectus for independence with more than half of results declared

These 4 Things Kill Relationships September 18, 2014 at 10:17PM

Condemnation, contempt, defensiveness and stonewalling.

via Facebook http://ti.me/1nwQVrI Featured in Malcolm Gladwell’s book Blink, John Gottman can listen to a couple for 5 minutes and determine, with 91% accuracy, whether they’ll divorce.

How to Stay Focused: Train Your Brain September 18, 2014 at 05:51PM

I like this - "Do creative work first"!

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1rGGoy7 Learn how to stay focused and increase your productivity by avoiding distracting signals.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Johnson: Bringing up baby bilingual September 16, 2014 at 05:41PM

Again, some good advice on raising bilingual kids. Based on my personal encounters, I would not recommend mixing a few languages/dialects in speech (common in Malaysia and Singapore) that confuses a young brain.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1sjZpnP THIS weekend Johnson enjoyed an American holiday in Berlin: the children's Halloween party held by neighbours, a half-German, half-American couple. Besides mermaid...

Famous Writers on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary September 16, 2014 at 02:52PM

"Superficial to understand the journal as just a receptacle for one’s private, secret thoughts—like a confidante who is deaf, dumb, and illiterate. In the journal I do not just express myself more openly than I could do to any person; I create myself. The journal is a vehicle for my sense of selfhood. It represents me as emotionally and spiritually independent. Therefore (alas) it does not simply record my actual, daily life but rather — in many cases — offers an alternative to it." - Susan Sontag

via Facebook http://ift.tt/YdxWwO Reflections on the value of recording our inner lives from Woolf, Thoreau, Sontag, Emerson, Nin, Plath, and more. "You want to write, you

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

10 Tricks To Clean Up Your Diet September 15, 2014 at 08:49PM

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1hzgiWY Some people claim that healthy eating takes a lot of time and is complicated. But it doesn’t have to be this way. If you know how to do it right, you can incorporate more healthy food into your life!

Science Shows Your Taste in Music Says More About You Than You Think September 15, 2014 at 08:45PM

Jazz and classical music, my lifelong favorites.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/YNoyjN What type of music do you listen to?

What Plants Can Be Used as a Companion with a Lemon Tree? September 15, 2014 at 03:46PM

My Meyer lemon tree needs some companion(s)!

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1m9pl8P The right companion plantings for lemon trees reduce the need for excess chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Companion plantings serve as both an extra protection and a source of nutrition for your ...

Monday, September 15, 2014

5 Morning Rituals to Keep You Productive All Day Long September 14, 2014 at 09:53PM

Great advice!

via Facebook http://entm.ag/1eAvPoo Adopt these five easy habits every morning to channel productive energy and mindful focus throughout the day.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

30 Fantastic New Movies You Can't Miss This Fall September 13, 2014 at 09:32PM

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1p0gt5O These are the films that are going to have everyone talking.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

5 Books That Can Change Your Life September 12, 2014 at 04:06PM

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1BwIKEi Don't forget these on your next trip to the library

Friday, September 12, 2014

37 Powerful Social Issue Ads That Will Make You Stop And Think. September 11, 2014 at 09:52PM

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1rLmLlX #11 is heartbreaking.

37 Powerful Social Issue Ads That Will Make You Stop And Think. September 11, 2014 at 09:48PM

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1rLmLlX #11 is heartbreaking.

The Habit Burger Grill on Yelp September 11, 2014 at 04:11PM

Greasy burgers tend to leave behind some unpleasant after taste in me but not for burgers from here. Lots of fresh vegetables on top of freshly grilled patties, all tucked between two slices of yummy burger buns. Our mocha flavoured milk shake tasted just fine, not too artificially sweet. We ordere…

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1xQk4rV Burgers in Sunnyvale, CA

Claw Shack on Yelp September 11, 2014 at 03:40PM

This review comes from an obedient wife who has to follows her fanatic crawfish-eating husband whenever his crave kicks in. I am not a huge fan of crawfish, but he came home yearning for more after our first visit here. So I assume that he really likes the foods. We had been to a few other restau…

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1ADReqR Cajun/Creole in San Jose, CA

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Google September 09, 2014 at 04:44PM

In memory of Leo Tolstoy.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/WJY6pG Search the world's information, including webpages, images, videos and more. Google has many special features to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

This Is Your Body On Anxiety (Infographic) September 09, 2014 at 02:16PM

via Facebook http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-13987/this-is-your-body-on-anxiety-infographic.html Anxiety can be brutal. Sleepless nights, racing heart, cold sweats -- all are hallmarks of a condition that afflicts approximately 40 million Americans. Even on a level that doesn't get classified as

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

5 High-Paying Jobs That Will Make You Miserable September 09, 2014 at 08:46AM

Doctor, lawyer and investment banker all appear on the list.

via Facebook http://ti.me/1qIOMgj If you think that a fat salary is all you need to be happy, think again. Many high-paid professions are also high-stress — and highly likely to lead to misery

The 25 Best Snacks for Weight Loss September 09, 2014 at 08:43AM

Note that not all combinations are good for young ladies.

via Facebook http://wman.sd/6180Wfms Find out which eats will help you slim down on the double

The Science of Finding Your Soul Mate September 08, 2014 at 06:15PM

Don't be fooled by that abstract fantasy of finding your perfect soul mate. You only find your soul mate if you work on improving your relationships.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1tvywD1 Breaking down the mathematical odds of winning at SoulMateRoulette. It's been argued that the secret of lasting love is giving up the myt

Saturday, September 06, 2014

The Book of Miracles: Rare Medieval Illustrations of Magical Thinking September 05, 2014 at 05:31PM

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1AdhXKJ A visual record of humanity's most eternal fears and our immutable longing for grace, mercy, and the miraculous. In 1552, a curious and l

15 Healing Meal Combinations September 05, 2014 at 05:26PM

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Wheel of Musical Impressions with Adam Levine September 05, 2014 at 11:47AM

The talented Mr Levine.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1lymPbQ Jimmy challenges Adam to a friendly game of random musical impressions, like Michael Jackson singing the Sesame Street theme song. Subscribe NOW to The Tonig...

Friday, September 05, 2014

Why the IRS will have a tough time taxing Google’s free meals September 04, 2014 at 10:32PM

Quddus Chong

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DIY: A Tonic To Cure Bloating For Good September 04, 2014 at 09:52PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/UrUSWh Bloating can truly wreck havoc on your day. Imagine being at work, getting ready for a staff meeting and you start to not feel well. You’re feeling bloated, full and gassy. Your clothes don't fit

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Great Food Fast: Real Business Owners Share Their Quick Tasty Recipes September 03, 2014 at 10:20PM

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1tyQpON These entrepreneurs know the best way to enjoy a homecooked meal: making it themselves.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

6 Secrets You Can Learn From the Happiest People on Earth September 02, 2014 at 08:20PM

Happiness vs meaningful life? Interesting point.

via Facebook http://ti.me/1n2lpGI What happens when you look at the happiest people and scientifically analyze what they have in common? Researchers did just that. Relationships, Relationships, Relationships There…

9 Habits That Lead to Terrible Decisions September 02, 2014 at 08:15PM

via Facebook http://trib.al/ZQJFehI And how you can avoid them.

Monday, September 01, 2014

What is so wrong with being a Penang mamak? - The Rakyat Post August 31, 2014 at 11:39PM

If you have heard about this so-called Malaysian success story in San Francisco, read on. She's probably just another entrepreneur trying to thrive in the competitive food business here; and she has to localize her food (making it less authentic to the Malaysian appetite) just like food vendors of other ethnicity here in the US. Of course she has to exaggerate her "sufferings" in Malaysia, firstly to boost her personal branding, secondly to win some symphathy from the Americans. She has probably received some business advice that those are the ways to go. But I find the following quite perplexing: 1. She claimed that she did well in school but was denied college due to her ethnicity. Yes, Malaysian education system does favour a certain ethnic group. But even if you don't belong to that group but intelligent enough to score well in your exam, you can still make it to a local university. May be not popular faculties like law or medicine but you won't be deny a place completely. 2. She claimed that mamak people could never be successful since they belong to the lower caste. There are many successful lawyers, doctors and politicians in the Mamak community of Malaysia. They are no Hindus hence the caste system is out of questions. 3. This person keeps advertising herself as "rags to riches". Why does she still go around asking for donation to set up her business? I am sure she has enough collateral to get a business loan. 4. She said she had orang utan as a pet. Penang has no orang utan. The list goes on and on. Whoever her PR specialist is, this person seems to have so "successfully" drawn some media attention on her at the expense of Malaysia's reputation. Many Malaysians told me that her food is not great, probably just something pleasing to the Americans. I have no high hope but I wish to try it and be my own judge one day.

via Facebook http://ift.tt/1vCyWbk GEORGE TOWN, July 8: The rags-to-riches tale of a Penang-born woman who shared her success story in running a food stall in the United States of America has drawn the wrong kind of publicity. Her story included episodes of being an ostracised “mamak girl”. Her comments have drawn flak from many Pena…