The best endeavor

There are memes that showing contrast on approach to result.

One picture showing old and wrinkle vegan activist, and other picture showing old yet looks lively, vibrant actress coming with tag line she eats meats.

There’s also story telling that one lady did her diet, strictly controlling her food intake, take vitamins and supplements under professional supervision, did all health checks regularly. On top of that she also did her exercises. She died in her 50s. On the other hand, this guy eats everything, no control on his food intake, be it junk food or salt and sugar, walk and commute are counted as exercise. He’s in his 80s now, well and energetic with no signs of him slowing down.

Another familiar story that we have experienced it before is one students burning midnight oils for exams ended up with C grades, other lucky fella glance through textbook minutes before ended up with A.

Those stories present one facts and deliver opinions that minimal effort triumphant in the end of the day. Case by case basis, of course, but let sink in for a while, does it make a better version of you? Most probably not, it will make us depends on luck a lot.

Skimming get you A in Data Structure 1, might not be the case in Data Structure 2. Keep eating unhealthy might still you long life expectancy, but don’t you think it’s better if we have healthy lifestyle? Imagine if that 80 years old guy if he have healthy lifestyle, he might broke oldest man alive. That lady who passed away in her 50 might not reach 30 years if she didn’t have healthy lifestyle.

We control our own life. Be a better person, you know what best for you. Strive hard to that direction. This is one value that I want to instill in my family.

New year, new look. Hello 2016

I’m trying to back again. And this time, I promise to myself to come back here often and write often. I know, I said the same line couple years back.

It’s tough to maintain consistency, tough if we’re not make it as a habit. So here I am want to get better on that by setting up an attainable goals, and more importantly, I’ll make writing as a habit.

Sigh. That’s tough, I don’t know what I’m sign up to.

Oh well, life is tough, just do it and move on. To start off, let’s do makeover, by giving fresher look it will keep the writing spirit high.

Here are couple themes that I’d like to give it a go:

I pick none of them, I do really consider it though. Theme and look in the end it’s a matter of personal taste, I picked Independent Publisher, it has good typography, simple layout, and it looks good in both desktop and phone.

Now here come the hard part, writing.

Hello 2016. 🙂

Dealing with failure

Our next failure could be an unwritten script in our life, yet failures sometime open up other opportunities.

I’d like to refer into this post the next time I burden myself with a success Ivory tower, I failed to get into an IIT and 10 years later I could not be happier. This story should give us a moment of pause in pursuing a single objective, then to be prepared in facing failure.

Most of the time we’re not equipped when dealing with failure.

This Graphic Explains Monday’s Stock-Market Crash

This Graphic Explains Monday’s Stock-Market Crash

2015 economic downturn: When China stumble, they bring everyone else with them

TIME

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted more than 1,000 points Monday morning, taking millions of Americans’ 401(k) plans down with it. While stocks regained some of their lost ground by Monday afternoon, continued uncertainty over factors as far-ranging as China’s economy to global commodity prices could continue to wreak havoc on the markets for the rest of the week and beyond.

How can an economic slowdown in China take money out of your pocket? Check out the TIME infographic below to learn more:

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How Poverty Shaped Coco Chanel

How Poverty Shaped Coco Chanel

I heard the brand Chanel first, followed by the 2009 movie, Coco Before Chanel. Coco Chanel has survival instinct coming from her background in poverty.

TIME

Coco Chanel’s story is the classic tale of rags-to-designer-tweed, a stylish Dickensian drama. Born in dire poverty to unwed parents on this day, Aug. 19, in 1883, she was shuffled off to an orphanage and raised by Catholic nuns after her mother died.

Smart and unsentimental, she made the most of her hardship, gathering her experiences like fabric for future designs. The 2009 biopic Coco Before Chanel shows the wheels turning even in the orphanage, where, as TIME’s reviewer put it, “she stares at the nuns around her, downloading the crisp whites of their wimples for future use.”

Everything Chanel encountered among the very poor became material for the fashions she’d later design for the very rich. “She invented the genre pauvre, or poor look,” TIME wrote in 1957. “[She] put women into men’s jersey sweaters, created a simple dress based on a sailor tricot. She…

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