Sunday, August 5, 2012

How did a chicken soup end up without chicken

"OK, I am a little hungry now, let's make some chicken soup," she thinks. So she starts preparing for the ingredients needed such as tomatoes, potatoes, onions, carrots...and perhaps some chicken?

Only then she realizes the kitchen has everything but chicken.

"The soup won't be complete without chicken. I need to get some chicken from the market," she thinks. So she puts on a white dress and heads out. 

Just when she is about to cross the street, a fast-driving car suddenly drives past and runs over a pothole next to her in which some mud spills out of and contaminates her white dress. 

"This is really embarrassing, I have to clean it!" She thinks. So she goes to the nearest washroom where she can do the cleaning. 

When she is done with the cleaning, she looks at the mirror and realizes her skin is a little dry. 

"Oh this is embarrassing, I need some moisturizer!" She thinks. So she goes to the pharmacy nearby to get some moisturizer for her skin. 

When she is about to pay for the moisturizer, she notices a stack of brochures next to the counter about a 90% discount promotion on a mountain bike that glows in the dark.

"Oh that's so handsome, I certainly need one of those!" She thinks. So she quickly rush to the shop that sells the mountain bike and happily gets herself one.

She then cycles home with her new mountain bike and moisturizer, only to see her undone soup again and recalls that chicken is the very item that she was looking for.

" way!" And she realizes she has spent all her money on the mountain bike and moisturizer that she doesn't really need, and now has not enough for the chicken anymore.

The one-star universe

There is this star who resides in a small universe, who one day feels like leaving that universe.

In order to make the universe feel better for its departure, the star says these to the universe:

"Do you know, in the Solar System, the Planet Earth is either slightly or far bigger than these planets - Venus, Mars, Mercury, and Pluto, size in ascending order?"

"Having said that, do you know, however, these planets are far bigger than the Planet Earth in the Solar System - Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune? We can even fit about 1400 Earths inside the Jupiter!"

"Having said that, do you know, compared to the Sun, however, the Jupiter is about 980 times smaller?"

"Having said that, do you know, out of our Solar System, there is a very big universe, and all the stars in it, like Sirius, Pollux, Arcturus, size in ascending order, are much much bigger than the Sun?"

"Having said that, do you know, however, even these humongous stars are simply pale in comparison to some of the other stars in the universe like: Rigel, Aldebaran, Betelgeuse, Antares, size in ascending order, where Antares is the 15th brightest star in the sky and is more than 1000 Light Years away from the Planet Earth?"

"So you see, my dear universe, I am just such a tiny little dot in the sky. Please don't be sorry if I leave you."

The universe replies sadly:

"Yeah sure, those stars are indeed very big, and of course, the creator of all of them can only be the biggest."

"But you have to understand, a star can only be bigger in comparison to a smaller one. If you are the one and only star in a universe who has been illuminating it all its life, and the universe can only be a universe because of your presence, how can you say you are not big enough for that universe?"

"No, you have no idea, I think."

Monday, July 18, 2011

我还要赶路 I'm in a hurry

Right from the beginning, pedestrian A had always been keeping his head low, while rushing somewhere.

He just kept moving, until he bumped into pedestrian B who was looking to the left and right, standing by the road side.

Even though pedestrian A showed no intention to slow down, pedestrian B however, stopped him and asked, "Where did you come from?"

"I forgot...Or do I even know it? Well, I don't have time to care about THAT, I have to keep moving as I'm in a hurry!" said pedestrian A.

"Where are you heading then?" asked pedestrian B again.

"I don't know. Well, I don't have time to care about THAT, I have to keep moving as I'm in a hurry!" pedestrian A replied.

"Why don't you have time?" pedestrian B went on asking.

"Because~I'm in a hurry!" said pedestrian A. 

"So when will you finally stop rushing?" pedestrian B asked again.

"I will stop when I can't move anymore," said pedestrian A.

As he finished speaking, pedestrian A lowered his head impatiently and resumed his journey again.

When the dust stirred up by pedestrian A finally settled down, pedestrian B was still standing there with a puzzled face wondering: Is it even possible, that someone can actually be rushing somewhere without knowing where he came from and where he is heading?

Life is like rushing somewhere, eventually you will have to stop when it comes to an end.

However, if you are stumped by the questions above too, perhaps then, it's now time for you to stop for a while, look to your left and right, and get your direction right before you move again.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

A tough decision for a sweet fanatic

Everyone knows that among the four basic tastes: sweetness, bitterness, sourness, saltiness, she appreciates sweetness the most.

For example, she would order something sweet for appetizer, main course, and dessert for a three-course meal sometimes.

At the cinema, before the show starts, instead of potato chips or cheese rings, she would much prefer to have chocolate bars or strawberry-flavored lollipops as snacks.

She also enjoys taking sweet fruits like dates, longan, papaya, lycee, watermelon, grapes, and etc in big portion as she believes natural sweetness like these can never be harmful even consumed excessively.

Therefore, everyone could easily understand too how completely devastated she is now, for being diagnosed with diabetes just recently.

She struggles, and tries really hard to get back to a life where she could still taste her favorite taste, hoping that she could just muddle along and it actually won't hurt as much as what the doctor says.

Strange signs start to surface one after another.

She notices no matter how much she eats, she keeps losing weight; no matter how much she drinks, her mouth is still very dry and she is always thirsty; no matter how often she urinates, she just has to do it again very soon, sometimes in less than 5 minutes; and no matter how carefully she has been taking care of the new cut on her right index finger, it just never seems to heal.

When her skin starts to develop some unknown itchiness and yeast infections, and her legs too begin to suffer from acute pain for no reasons, the doctor warns her once again to quit eating sweet, or she will risk amputations or even her life perhaps sooner than later.

Just like how babies have to give up their pacifiers in order to grow up at some point, she now has to give up her most favorite taste in order to live longer.

But the problem is, she doesn't know if she could still survive without her favorite taste.

You can always choose to live with something that you really adore, but at the same time making your life difficult.

On the other hand, you can also choose to stop living with it, and hence, stop all the painful sensations you are suffering too.

Its always a matter of choice, you just have to figure out which one weighs more to you.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A confused geographer

As a geographer, he really knows quite a bit about the Earth.

He knows the highest point on earth is the top of Mount Everest, which is 8,848 m above sea level, located in Himalayas on the border of Nepal and China.

He knows the lowest point on earth is the bottom of Dead Sea shore, which is 422 m below sea level, bordering Jordan and Israel.

He knows it could get as hot as 57.8°C, as recorded on 13 September 1922, in Al 'Aziziyah, Libya.

He knows it could get as cold as −89.2 °C, as recorded on 21 July 1983, in Vostok Research Station, which is located about 1,300 km from the Geographic South Pole.

He knows the longest distance possible on earth, or some may refer to it as 'circumference of earth', is 40,075.16 km at the equator, which is surprisingly NOT the distance from North Pole to South Pole as many people might assume it to be, as the earth is slightly wider than it is tall by approximately 67 km, which also resulted in it being known as an 'ellipsoid', or more precisely 'geoid'.

Having said that, no matter how well he knows about the planet, he just couldn't understand why he doesn't believe in all these facts anymore...since the day he met her.

He now believes, that the highest point on earth where one could possibly reach, is when he sees her smiling. 

He now believes, that the lowest point on earth where one could possibly reach, is when he sees her crying.

He now believes, that the hottest place on earth where one could still possibly be alive, is his face that goes blushed whenever she teases him.

He now believes, that the coldest place on earth where one could still possibly be alive, is his heart that turns icy-cold whenever she rejects him.

He now believes the longest distance possible on earth, is when she is so close to him, but yet, never seems to see how much his love for her is.

He no longer thinks he is qualified to be a geographer.

Confusion might happen in the beginning of a sweet romance, and it might eventually be clarified and you become certain.

Or it might happen when you meet the WRONG person, and it might never disappear and you remain confused indefinitely.