Happy Juno day

The other day, Google home page celebrated Juno, or something to do with outer space. Juno was sent into outer space by NASa, obviously, and arrived at Jupiter on 4th July 2016. it took five years for Juno to reach Jupiter from earth. And now, Juno is happily orbiting Jupiter, for “NASA” reasons.

Although my research was small, I found something interesting in outerspace. A space probe called Rosetta.

I don’t want to get into the spacey details about it because it might just make your brain hurt. But isn’t Rosetta such a lovely name for a girl.

Anyways, happy Juno day or Happy Birthday Juno, or whatever these scientists call it these days.

 

Winter Solitice

Good morning all,

Today is mid winter and the shortest day (something like that according to quick google research). Happy Winter Solstice day to everyone in the southern hemisphere!

Sometimes I feel like New Zealand is the only country in the southern hemisphere because 1. Australia is always HOT

2. Antarctica is always COLD

3. all the islands do not have seasons

4. And the south of New Zealand, is like how all south things are; ALWAYS COLD.

🙂

Happy Solstice day.

Happy coats shopping.

 

Happy Birthday Landsteiner

It looks like this project is up and running once again.

I have been fascinating by the different ways Google makes their home page special. Today, we are blessed in having a picture of a scientist and what appears to be blood in different test tubes to test for different blood cell types. Or something like that. Please note that this paragraph was written before I actually read about the google feature of today.

According to Wikipedia, Karl Landsteiner was an Austrain-american biologist and physicist (I was right->) He became famous in 1900’s for distinguishing between the main blood groups.

He was born in 1868, June 14th and died June 28th in 1943. Landsteiner had begun the start to how we classify blood types today.

Just a short and snappy post to Landsteiner.

 

 

 

 

Good bye, farewell, I’ll even do a Limerick

I love the Sound of music but this post has nothing to do with the film. (Although, how cool would it be to watch the Musical of the Sound of Music?)

Instead, we talk about something that is both exciting and a bit painful as well.-A farewell. I am leaving to Singapore next Friday. Even though that is 6 days away, I am saying farewell now. I won’t be using my laptop for the next 6 days, and even further still when I am overseas for 6 weeks.

So, goodbye laptop, good bye internet, farewell blog, for 6 weeks.

Until we meet again.

Now, I’d like to end this post with my second agenda. It’s been  along time since I’ve written anything as prompted by the daily post prompt. In addition, I will use thhe prompt to write a limerick.

Prompt: Solitude

Even when I play the trombone,

People won’t leave me alone,

Especially my Aunty,

All of them nasty,

when it comes to being on one’s own.

Prompted

Write a limerick of your own using the same prompt or a different one word prompt.

Make those 5 lines count and make sure they rhyme.

Alternatively, do you have any plans this weekend? What is the next exciting thing that you are going to do and are looking forward to doing?

 

 
Solitude

Camp nanowrimo april

Camp NaNoWriMo April is coming to a close with just three more days to get typing on the word processor and getting those numbers in. I reached my goal of 50K yesterday (26th April) but the thing is, I haven’t finished the story so I’m still writing and i won’t validate my novel until I finish the story.

For those of you who have already validated their word count and have finished their story, congratulations.If you’ve finished the story, then I suggest you get planning on the next story or at least celebrate with a bottle of champagne. For those of you who are like me, and haven’t finished the story, keep writing.

And finally, for those of you who don’t think you can write the last 20K of your story in three days, keep heart. We lose sometimes and sometimes we win. But if you’ve at least tried NaNoWriMo this month, then I for one do not think you’ve failed, because the really win is the writing. How good does it feel that it’s near the end of April? Honestly, tell me how good it is.

Prompt:

At the end of this month, whether you lose or win, celebrate that you’ve gotten this far in your novel. If your novel isn’t finished by the end of the month, I enourage you and challenge you to continue to write the story in May.

Because although camp nnaowrimo’s airm is tow ritea  book in 30 days, the better advice or goal would be to finish what you’ve started. 

 

 

 

Earth day-22 april

A few days ago, it was Earth day. This day is probably the best day for the sustainability people and people who care about climate change and the end of the world.

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Who would’ve thought that there was more to the three R’s that we’ve come to learn and chant in Primary school?

Yesterday, the day before recycling and rubbish collection day, I learnt from my sister that plastic bottles can be recycled. I was like, Whaaaat?

Yes, if a bottle has the number 1 or 2, then it can be recycled even if it’s made of plastic.

In another separate event, several days ago, my sister dropped a new bottle of water and I’ve always thought the bottle was made of plastic. it was made of glass. Whaaaaa?

I think that sustainability, saving the trees, recycling, things like that, are good things to do and good causes, but I just can’t be bothered. Anyone wth me?

I think a lot of people are lazy like that and for that reason, we are losing the war against climate control and dare I say, Global warming.

Happy Earth day everyone. And remember that this is the only planet that we can live in. No, we cannot live on Mars.

 

 

 

The secret to getting things checked off the To-do list

There are many things I’d like to do while I have the time to do them. I’d like to learn hip hop dance, learn to sing and improve my chances as a Youtube singer. I’d like to continue learning Spanish, write one novel per month, learn to swim and do it regularly.

But, after writing down a To-do list or a goal list, comes the BUT.

BUT, I have to wash the dishes, BUT i have to vacuum, BUT I have to clean my room.

So how do you have times of the things you want to do and the things you have to do?

“The secret to getting things checked off the To-Do list is to focus on one thing at a time and do things on a regular basis.”

At the end of the day, these are just my secrets that work for me, helpful hints that may or may not work for you. Here they are:

  1. Prioritise your goals

What do you have to do right now? Do you have to do a “Need” or a “want”? For example, do you have to pick up the kids from school, or do you have time now to work on that drawing?

2. Make your “needs” motivation to do your “wants”

Writing is hard. Drawing is hard. really anything that we love and have a burning passion for, is hard. that’s why we love it so much. Sometimes, it’s really hard (See the picture above, with the rock and the “Writing is hard” slogan).

Maybe you can say to yourself; “If you write the next chapter of the story, you can do your laundry,”

Or the opposite might work- do your morning chores first, and then write your story as your break or reward. Do the same for the afternoon and nighttime. (Yes, i do three writing sessions in a day. Like I said, I have the time this year).

3. Focus on one thing at a time

I actually learnt this secret/advice from The Goofy movie (don’t laugh). Stop worrying about everything and just get through whatever needs doing eight now. For example, I have to cook tonight (yay), but right ow, I’m at the library, and I’m getting through this blog post instead of worrying about making it home in time to cook dinner early.

4. The final advice/secret I can bestow upon you is: Do things regularly

Experts (and my old high school teachers) say if you want to do something well, you have to do it for at least ten hours in total (not ten straight hours, mind you). This is a similar advice: Do what you want to do every day.

Just like how if you wash the dishes every day, you won’t have to spend the whole day on a Saturday, to clean up everything. Write every day, or draw or sing or dance or swim EVERY SINGLE DAY.

But the question is still there: HOW do you do all these things every single day and tick off everything on the To-Do list. This leads to the next and last secret I will tell you:

5. Take some things off the To-Do list

Do you really like to draw? Do you really have to do the laundry today, right now?

Part of prioritising is to take some things off the list of things you do every day. Figure out what’s important to you and stick with it. You might still find that you still don’t get to tick off everything off your To-Do list, but I hope you’ll find a tick here and there and things crossed off as you go about your day.

Prompt

What are things that you’ve always been meaning to do but just haven’t gotten around to do it?

What are some things you wished you could do more?

Let me know in the comments below. Take care.