Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Of love, dopamine and emotion.

Love in science is just an after effect of dopamine, a chemical substance produces in the brain. Simple and the only explanation.

But if we study love through emotion point of view,  it can be a lifetime story or a movie or a song. Some of the stories is made up in order to justify the love or the sacrifice of the love. A lovely stories, that is all that I can say.

I am in love with love itself, which is another topic of love.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Falling heart falling one self

One thing that I know by my heart is the feeling of falling in love. It's like heaven. It's like the world only have you and the next person sitting with you; your lovely feeling just drown the rest of the crowd. You are building a world that consists only the two of you. You want to hang around with the person at the corner of your so called world forever. Other things do not matter anymore. It is nice feeling. At times, it's calming, other times, it's like a storm but in a great way.

But then again, I tend to lose myself, my identity in love. And that for me is not a great thing to do. I know that. But what can we say to the heart that is in love? Nothing. Only a prayer can save a soul.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

For her

Love comes in many forms.

She was missing for ten days and that's enough to send my life spiralled down. I was heartbroken. Till one night, when I saw her rushing towards me with him chasing behind. She was thin and unkempt. That was the moment that I knew I need to take her in, no matter how much she loves her freedom and how much I love her to let her have her ways.

She is now pregnant and may give birth next month. But, this is her first pregnancy. She is a bit loss not knowing why she is tired most of the time. She sleeps a lot these days.

I will keep her safe and hopefully things will be okay for both of us. Yes, this is also the first time I am going to assist a cat delivers her babies. My Maru is going to be a mother.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Facebook page's idiot- part II

And so, after I've spent USD17 on my Facebook page, I had made my first USD10 selling online, today! Although I need to find another USD7 to cover the loss, my offline sales will do that in the meantime.

I got on into the 'Like' agenda and paid USD1 per day for seven days. It gets me around 500 likes, but with no purchase, only 'Like'. They really deliver whatever that I've asked for. Thus, I made another advertisement to get more people engaged, hoping for an increase in sale. I got two online inquiries, but win only one. So far, that was how the story went.

I won't give up so easily. This is a good challenge, especially on something that I have never ever done before. I need to be more focus, alert and organized. Loving this period so much!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Young always!

I am almost four decades of age, considered old by Asian standard. But that is not what I am going to write or as if I do care. Age is just a number for me. 

I do get young every now and then. Two things that make me young; knowledge and being with the young ones. 

This morning, during the journal club, we spent a good one hour discussing science related to our subject of interest which is stem cell. Although at times, the post-graduates students seemed anxious answering questions or had to asked one, at the end of the session everyone looked content. I just want them to express their thought freely. They might feel under duress, nevertheless I wish they learn something after that one hour. 

And this evening, I spent sometime before coming home with two young lecturers. They joined academia's world about a year ago. However, I can felt their vibration, a good vibration. They talked about the past one year and how they adapted their life as a lecturer. 

I always realise one thing that happen during these two events, whenever it happen; there was an adrenalin or epinephrine flow, freely. 

Maybe I was excited during the discussion because we are training the young minds to think or excited to be part of new leaves trying to venture out their life journey.

Thank God!

She is too young...

I am her caretaker. I have been looking after her for sometime. Thus, she is my responsibility. I would not let her go so easily considering her young age, naivety. She is a well-bred one.

But, he has been looking for her for sometime. He sits in front of the house every morning. He calls her up, although she rarely throws a glance. He even chased out an intruder one day. He is just a smart street one.

My cat, she is too young to fall in love.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Facebook page's idiot- part I

Well, nothing much can be said, unless we try and realized our mistake. This is called "tried and error" in science. Since I am a "scientist", I need to try this. Hypothesis null, 'It is difficult to make a sale using Facebook'.

So, after exhausting most of my friends on Facebook who I think would likely clicked the 'like' button by inviting them to like my sale page, I made about 60 likes out of it. This was considered as a zero move. Then, the first hardcore act started. Before we jump to the story of it, I just wanted to acknowledge that the zero move was based on an article that I read on Entrepreneur online.

The first move is to get as much like as I can, by buying the advertisement on Facebook. Not to waste much money, I spent around USD1 per day and for the past two days, the page gathers around 200 likes. Impressive! But that is not all that I learned from the status of 'likers' of my page. There are actually people who live by the Facebook just to click the 'like' button. Interesting!

That's probably one of the reasons Facebook has come up with 'an engagement button' when I tried to buy the advert. And probably this is one of the many reasons that only one person had ever asked me nicely over the message option if I had any other design. And this one person is not becoming my 'fan' (because she liked my page) through the advert. The others, no contact at all. I just wish that amongst those 200, there are genuine 'likers'. Or by time, will be.

Anyway, I will let the advert run for another 5 days, including today for the sake of increasing the number of like. And then, we will switch to engagement button, which will cost 5 times higher!

Maybe, if I could finish this task, I can start writing for the business section of Yahoo! Consider this as a job application, boss.