Jan 31, 2010

5 Stages of Grief and Loss

Everyday, people face different emotions in life. At most often times they tend to be happy and be responsive with everything that life has to meet. People interact with this in a different way. Sometimes they accept this positively, or most likely negative. One of the enemies of every people in every day living is an experience of Loss or Grief.

Grief as defined is a multi-faceted response to loss, particularly to the loss of someone or something to which a bond was formed.

Loss consist of anything ranging from, employment status, pets, safety, order, possessions or the most common one which is the loss of family or loved ones. People have different responses for this type of challenge and researchers had moved away from conventional insights of grief (which they think that people can move on in a series of orderly and predictable series of responses to loss) which are considered to be influenced by personality, family, culture and spiritual and religious beliefs and practices. Although conventionally focused on the emotional response to loss, it also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, and philosophical dimensions. Common to human experience is the death of a loved one, whether it is a friend, family, or other companion. While the terms are often used interchangeably, bereavement often refers to the state of loss, and grief to the reaction to loss.

Bereavement, while a normal part of life, carries a degree of risk when limited support is available. Severe reactions to loss may carry over into familial relations and cause trauma for children, spouses and any other family members: there is an increased risk of marital breakup following the death of a child, for example. Issues of faith and beliefs may also face challenge, as bereaved persons reassess personal definitions in the face of great pain.

In everyday living, we may encounter one or two of these. Grieving life loss is probably one of the most painful parts of life. This experience of loss is usually described by one word more than any other grieving. With regards to this, I think it would be wise and imperative for us to know what the stages of emotion that people underwent when they are on grief. On this way will be able to understand their emotions and we can start from there on where to help them. Expect these process of emotions would not come in sequence when someone is grieving. This was based from the book of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross entitling “On Death and Dying”.

# 1 – DENIAL

Usually our first reaction to the loss of something we're attached to is denial. Some people deny the death of a loved one so much that they won't let anyone refer to them as 'gone'. They will refer to imaginary conversations as if they had happened. What we all need to know is, denial is normal.

#2 – ANGER

This stage of grief is probably the cause of the most pain from grief. Anger can cause deep and sometimes permanent wounds that are totally unnecessary. You will experience anger in your grief. You may perceive that someone "harmed" you in some way. This stage of grief is probably a major cause of law suits, but, even if you win, all you get is money. You lose the years you allowed the anger to consume you. Let it go. Forgive them. It will give you the ability to heal from your loss.


This is as strange a grief behavior as Denial. It's where we try to make deals to gain back what we lost. Everyone bargains over a loss in some way, trying to somehow regain what they've lost. Some people try too fast after the loss of a spouse to "replace" them. This is the bargaining part of grief and is normal but it has potentially harmful consequences. It prevents you from healing from your grief and it opens you up to picking someone who is not your lost loved one. Once reality sets in, both people are usually deeply hurt. Try to finish processing your grief (usually 2-3 years) before entering a serious relationship. If you find yourself or a loved one going to unusual extremes to recover a loss, understand it's the bargaining part of grief, try to protect them and cut them some slack.


This is the most dangerous stage of grief. Everyone goes through depression before they can heal from a major loss. It's possible to will yourself to death if you don't get over the depression stage of grief. With some people, depression is so deep; they don't wait for natural causes. If you feel you or a loved one is too deeply depressed over a loss, look at Depression Treating for ideas. The closer the attachment, the deeper and longer the depression will be.

There is always light at the end of the tunnel, but for someone suffering a great loss, the tunnel is long and dark. Unless there is a suicide threat or they are about to lose their job, house, etc. it's better to let the grieving person work through their depression.

When we're going through this part of the grief process, all of life seems pointless but then we start to see some joyful things. We almost feel guilty when we laugh or enjoy something because the one we lost isn't there.

Then we start to realize that they won't be there, in a physical sense, for the rest of our lives. We choose to be happy anyway. Not happy because they're gone, but happy despite their absence, and happy because that's what they would have wanted. That transition is what brings us to the final stage.


This isn't all bells and fireworks. It's a decision to be at peace with the way things are, to know that no amount of denial, bargaining, anger or depression is going to recover our loss. We begin to accept that loss is part of life. It's not good or bad, its just how it is. So we decide to go on, to find joy in our lives and to bring joy to the lives of others. The noblest sign of acceptance I've seen is when a grieving person, uses his empty spot as motivation to try to make the lives around him less empty. You can't get any fuller than when you're overflowing to someone else.

How to Deal With Grief

We are all different and deal with grief in different ways. The above stages are meant to help us get a handle on our grief, not to bind us to a grief procedure. Hopefully, understanding there are some general things we have in common can help us the next time we have a loss. We can find it easier to deal with emotions if they aren't a surprise. We can find it easier to express those emotions if we know others feel them, too. In sharing this way, maybe we can all heal faster and stronger and so, be ready when another grieves.

Jan 26, 2010

Reason Why Teachers are Stressed Out

Do you ever wonder why teacher are so stressed when in fact they just basically read and teach students?
Then take a look at this. Chenee. beware. ha ha

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I dont think its the fault of the students. Teachers teach hard stuff, what do you expect. Ha ha!

Delusion vs. Illusion

"No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities." Bovee, Christian Nevell

I just realized how delusion plays a big factor in happinesss after reading this note. We might not be aware of it but we are actually playing with it. But how can you tell delusion from Illusion cause you might think that delusion are only for people who are mentally challenge or psychotic. Your wrong.

By definition, delusion is thinking of something made out of something. So how does this work. Example, your holding a piece of paper but your saying that it is a cash when in fact its not.

How does that apply in your daily life. Let's say your thinking of a good day and problem free in the whole day when you know that problems occur from different angels in a day. Those are positive delusions. But if your thinking that your friend is a monster and he's gonna bite you that you want to kill him, thats psychotic my friend. You should be scared.

Illusion on the other hand is thinking of something out of nothing. Like your saying your holding a cash when in fact your holding nothing. On your routine life, you might think that you have a lot of money to compensate something or think that you dont feel pain. Thats triggered because of emotion which becomes despair. BUt it can be dangerous sometimes as well.

Now how are you going to distinguish a day dream from delusion to illusion. Easy. Lets state for an example that its about your crush.

It becomes delusional when your seeing your crush and your thinking that he's gonna approach you and talk to you.

Now it becomes illusion when your thinking that your crush is coming near you when in fact there's none.

Got the thought?

Jan 24, 2010

Emotional IQ Test.

I just realized that there is such a thing called Emotional Intelligence Quotient. I just took mine at Queendom.com. Its quite long but its fine. And here was my result for the test.

Somewhat bugging. Lol.


Jan 23, 2010

Fascinating Natural Phenomena in the World

I've been a fan of different phenomenal things happening around the world. And this one is fascinating by far that I had seen with all the phenomenan's that I have read. Got this one in People Daily.

# 10
The Hum

"The Hum" is the common name of a series of phenomena involving a persistent and invasive low-frequency humming noise not audible to all people. Hums have been reported in various geographical locations. In some cases a source has been located. A well-known case was reported in Taos, New Mexico, and thus the Hum is sometimes called the Taos Hum. They have been reported all over the world, especially in Europe: a Hum on the Big Island of Hawaii, typically related to volcanic action, is heard in locations dozens of miles apart. The Hum is most often described as sounding somewhat like a distant idling diesel engine. Difficult to detect with microphones, its source and nature are unknown.

# 9
Gravity Waves

The undulating pattern of a Gravity Wave is caused by air displaced in the vertical plain, usually as a result of updrafts coming off mountains or during thunderstorms. A wave pattern will only be generated when the updraft air is forced into a stable air pocket. The upward momentum of the draft triggers into the air pocket and causes changes in the atmosphere, altering the fluid dynamics. Nature then tries to restore the fluid changes within the atmosphere, which present in a visible oscillating pattern within the cloud.

# 8
Ice Circles

A rare phenomenon usually only seen in extremely cold countries, scientists generally accept that Ice Circles are formed when surface ice gathers in the center of a body of water rather than the edges. A slow moving river current can create a slow turning eddy, which rotates, forming an ice disc. Very slowly the edges are ground down until a gap is formed between the eddy and the surrounding ice. These ice circles have been seen with diameters of over 500 feet and can also at times be found in clusters and groups at different sizes

# 7
Fire Whirls

A fire whirl, also known as fire devil or fire tornado, is a rare phenomenon in which a fire, under certain conditions --depending on air temperature and currents--, acquires a vertical vorticity and forms a whirl, or a tornado-like effect of a vertically oriented rotating column of air. Fire whirls often occur during bush fires. Vertical rotating columns of fire form when the air currents and temperature are just right, creating a tornado-like effect. They can be as high as 30 to 200 ft tall and up to 10 ft wide but only last a few minutes, although some can last for longer if the winds are strong.

# 6

Supercell is the name given to a continuously rotating updraft deep within a severe thunderstorm (a mesocyclone) and looks downright scary. They are usually isolated storms, which can last for hours, and can sometimes split in two, with one storm going to the left of the wind and one to the right. They can spout huge amounts of hail, rain and wind and are often responsible for tornados, though they can also occur without tornados. Supercells are often carriers of giant hailstones and although they can occur anywhere in the world they're most frequent in the Great Plains of the U.S.

# 5
Sailing Stones

The mysterious moving stones of the packed-mud desert of Death Valley have been the center of scientific controversy for decades. Rocks weighing up to hundreds of pounds have been known to move up to hundreds of yards at a time. Some scientists have proposed that a combination of strong winds and surface ice account for these movements. However, this theory does not explain evidence of different rocks starting side by side and moving at different rates and in disparate directions. Moreover, physics calculations do not fully support this theory as wind speeds of hundreds of miles per hour would be needed to move some of the stones.

# 4

These amazing ice spikes, generally known as penitentes due to their resemblance to processions of white-hooded monks, can be found on mountain glaciers and vary in size dramatically.

# 3
Red Tides

More correctly known as an algal bloom, the so-called Red tide is a natural event in which estuarine, marine, or fresh water algae accumulates rapidly in a water column and can convert entire areas of an ocean or beach into a blood red color.

# 2
Mammatus Clouds

Also known as mammatocumulus, meaning "bumpy clouds", they are a cellular pattern of pouches hanging underneath the base of a cloud.

# 1
Northern Lights

The Northern Lights occur when the sun gives off high-energy charged particles (also called ions) that travel out into space at speeds of 300 to 1,200 kilometers per second. A cloud of such particles is called plasma. The stream of plasma coming from the sun is known as solar wind. As the solar wind interacts with the edge of the earth's magnetic field, some of the particles are trapped and they follow the lines of magnetic force down into the ionosphere, the section of the earth's atmosphere that extends from about 60 to 600 kilometers above the earth's surface.

Jan 20, 2010

My Big Five Results

I just took the High 5 Personality Test in the Out of Service.com. Well the test are somewhat accurate based on the personality that I have. You might want to try it.

What aspects of personality does this tell me about?

There has been much research on how people describe others, and five major dimensions of human personality have been found. They are often referred to as the OCEAN model of personality, because of the acronym from the names of the five dimensions.  

Openness to Experience/Intellect

"You typically don't seek out new experiences. (Your percentile: 59)"

High scorers tend to be original, creative, curious, complex;
Low scorers tend to be conventional, down to earth, narrow interests, uncreative.


"You probably have a messy desk! (Your percentile: 17)"

High scorers tend to be reliable, well-organized, self-disciplined, careful;
Low scorers tend to be disorganized, undependable, negligent.


"You are relatively social and enjoy the company of others. (Your percentile: 64)"

High scorers tend to be sociable, friendly, fun loving, talkative;
Low scorers tend to be introverted, reserved, inhibited, quiet.


"You find it easy to express irritation with others. (Your percentile: 27) "

High scorers tend to be good natured, sympathetic, forgiving, courteous;
Low scorers tend to be critical, rude, harsh, callous.


"You are generally relaxed. (Your percentile: 22)"

High scorers tend to be nervous, high-strung, insecure, worrying;
Low scorers tend to be calm, relaxed, secure, hardy.

What do the scores tell me?

In order to provide you with a meaningful comparison, the scores you received have been converted to "percentile scores." This means that your personality score can be directly compared to another group of people who have also taken this personality test.

The percentile scores show you where you score on the five personality dimensions relative to the comparison sample of other people who have taken this test on-line. In other words, your percentile scores indicate the percentage of people who score less than you on each dimension. For example, your Extraversion percentile score is 64, which means that about 64 percent of the people in our comparison sample are less extraverted than you -- in other words, you are rather extroverted. Keep in mind that these percentile scores are relative to our particular sample of people. Thus, your percentile scores may differ if you were compared to another sample (e.g., elderly British people).

My Past Life Diagnosis

This was my past life diagnosis from The Big View.com. No wonder. It fits my personality now.

Your past life diagnosis:


I don't know how you feel about it, but you were female in your last earthly incarnation.You were born somewhere in the territory of modern North Europe around the year 1200. Your profession was that of a trainer or holder of fine animals, such as birds..


Your brief psychological profile in your past life:

Revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader.


The lesson that your last past life brought to your present incarnation:

You are bound to solve problems of pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

Jan 19, 2010

5 More Reasons Why IE6 Must Die

I aint a fan of the new IE6 either so here is some update that is useful to hate IE6. This was written by Ben Parr.

"5 More Reason Why IE6 Must Die"

It’s no secret that we don’t like Internet Explorer 6 (IE6), the outdated 10+ year old browser still used by 15-25% of people on the web. Last year, we called for IE6 to die so that the web could move on with new innovations such as HTML 5. Now Internet Explorer, specifically IE6, is under fire again after a critical IE vulnerability was implicated for the attack on Google’s infrastructure by Chinese hackers. While IE6 criticism is not a new phenomenon, last week’s events give those of us who advocate for the abolition of IE6 (myself included) new ammunition. Whether you work for a company that won’t get rid of IE6 or have parents that just don’t see the need to ugprade, here are five new reasons to upgrade or switch browsers:

1. Your security and your company’s security are at risk.

There’s no other way to lay it out. If the security of Google, Yahoo, and around 20 other companies were compromised due to people still running IE6, then your security is at risk too. Upgrading after a hacker uses this exploit to steal your information is simply too late, especially if you hold sensitive customer data.

2. World governments are suggesting you switch browsers.

Both Germany and France have issued warnings about Internet Explorer(), asking citizens to switch to prevent the same type of breach that affected Google.

3. Even Microsoft wants you to drop IE6.

The Microsoft Security Research & Defense Blog specifically addressed the flaw and the risk of attack by platform. The most important part of the post was that they “recommend users of IE6 on Windows XP upgrade to a new version of Internet Explorer and/or enable DEP.”

This isn’t the first time Microsoft has asked people to voluntarily upgrade, but it is the first time that it’s been in response to an exploit or vulnerability. Think of it like a recall: would you keep driving a car that Toyota, Ford, or GM says could malfunction? Don’t make the same mistake with your computer’s security.

4. Not wanting to upgrade from Windows XP isn’t a legitimate excuse anymore.

One way to delete IE6 is to upgrade your OS — both Windows Vista() and Windows() 7 run upgraded versions of the IE browser. We understood why people didn’t want to upgrade when their choice was Windows Vista, but now that a very stable, solid, and secure upgrade is on the market (Windows 7), there’s no excuse not to upgrade. Yes, it’ll cost you up front, but it’s far cheaper than having your data stolen.

5. This will not be the last massive IE6 security breach.

This flaw was unknown before Google’s groundbreaking China announcement. And it’s not the first flaw ever found with the browser — there are at least 142 vulnerabilities in IE6, 22 of which are not yet patched. Would you use armor that had 142 weak spots?

Last week’s series of events drove home just how dangerous and idiotic it is to run the long-broken IE6 browser. It should be a wake-up call to IT departments and users around the world: if you keep running a browser from 2001, you are throwing your online security right out the window. Get taught everything by an ostensible.

The restrained dawn strains behind the crowd.

IPhone 4G Rumors

For thoser IPhone lovers, this one is for you. got this one from Mashable.com by Christina Warren.

"IPhone 4G Rumors by Christina Warren"

Last week, some enterprising fans created a visual guide to the Apple Tablet rumors. Today, the French website Nowhere Else has done something similar for the next generation iPhone. The image highlights the various rumors surrounding the next version of the iPhone (the iPhone 4G if you will) into one annotated graphic.

An OLED display, 5-megapixel camera and a release date between May and July appear to be the most likely rumors (and we agree that those all sound like very distinct possibilities). Also ranking high are rumors of a front-facing camera, dual-core processor with more RAM and a touch-sensitive case.

Jan 18, 2010

Different Kind of Dreams

Dreams are vision of images, thoughts, sounds, or emotions passing through our subconscious mind when we are asleep. For an average person, they actually spend a total of six years dreaming, when broken down is calculated that’s an average of two hours each night. Most dreams lasts only 5 to 20 minutes. Usually there are a multiple portions of the brain involved during dreaming and where it actually originates is still unknown. As I have read as well that mostly, people can only remember a couple of dreams that they have which mostly leave them thinking after waking up.

The contents of a dream actually vary. One research was done in the year 1940 to 1985. Calvin Hall collected more than 50,000 dream reports and was later published with Van de Castle. Data shows with the help of William Domhoff that people all over the world dream mostly the same thing. Here are the common content of dreams.

Emotions – anxiety is the most common emotion that is experienced during dreaming. Others include pain, abandonment, fear, joy, etc. Usually it shows more negative emotions in one dream rather than dreaming positive ones.

Sexual Themes – as Hall analyzed the data, this theme occurs no more than 10% and mostly existed to young mid teens. In another study, 8% of adults both men and women have sexual content in dreams. This is usually known as wet dreams.

Recurring Dreams – as you might think that dreams are only dreamt only once, it could be. But statistics shows that 70% of females and 65% of males actually reports the same dreams which are experienced over different occasions of sleep.

Colour vs. Black & White – only 12% percent of people dream only in black and white. It may sound funny but researchers suggested that this probably could be linked to the switch from black & white film and TV to colour media.

One or two, you might have experienced everything there. With regards to the kinds of dreams, I found an informative site which illustrates and give the meanings of such specific type of dream. Thanks to The Dream Well and Wikipedia for this one.

Healing Dreams 
After periods of stress, trauma or loss, we can have a dream that touches us deeply. It may include the appearance of a loved one, a wise elder, an innocent child or a gentle animal, or there may be no actual character, just a special place, a vision, or some words we hear. But the result will be the same. Some how this dream reaches into our hurt and makes it feel better. Even when we wake, this feeling of healing can linger and help us cope with whatever problems have bothered us so far.

Teaching Dreams
These kinds of dreams can help us make sense of confusing times. They may come as an epiphany (the “ah-ha! moment”), a sudden profound understanding or a sense of awakening. They help us realize the lesson to be learned from difficult experiences, the value from a period of struggle or to see the truth when the world seems vague or confusing.

Guidance Dreams
Similar to teaching dreams, theses dreams help us to see the truth, but guidance dreams are subtly different in that they help provide us with direction. We will often wake from a guidance dream with a clear sense of purpose, knowing what actions we must take next. Guidance dreams help provides clarity into how we should live our waking lives, and how we can improve our interactions with other people, often through moderating our own behaviors and beliefs.

Warning Dreams
Like an inversion of guidance dreams, these dreams are an insight as to what we should not do, rather than what we should do. If we are engaged in a risky situation, if we have not realized consciously that we are being deceived, or if we are on a course of action that is leading towards an unpleasant, even dangerous outcome, these dreams will often provide a “wake-up call.” We can usually recognize these dreams as we may wake from them shocked, even a little scared. The important thing to realize is that if we heed the warnings of these dreams, we can create a better outcome.

Problem Solving/Practical Solution Dreams 
These kind of dreams are usually very specific, and deal with a problem we have already identified and have probably been wrestling with or fretting over for some time. They can help provide a solution we have been seeking, or they can help us fix something. Often these dreams are not strange symbols, but quite literal, as sudden flashes of insight.

Creative Inspiration
Like problem solving dreams, creative inspiration dreams will often come after we have been seeking inspiration (either consciously or not) for some time. These dreams are often vivid and highly charged with emotion or energy. The dreamer may actually see the painting, sculpture or other piece of art in the dream, or hear music played, and then try to recapture that in waking hours. Or the dream itself may be an inspiration of colour, imagery, sounds and patterns.

Prodromic Dreams 
These are dreams where we can diagnose an illness that is occurring within our body, and potentially also the cure we need. These dreams are not about psychological or spiritual healing primarily, but about actual physical healing of an ailment, although this may be linked to a psychological feeling or condition, such as anger or grief.

Dreams of the Divine
These dreams are immediately recognizable but utterly impossible to ever fully describe. In these dreams we feel we have been touched by God, or communed with the Spirit of our Ancestors, or become at one with the power of the universe. These dreams are extraordinary, and if we are lucky enough to have one or more, it will often be an experience that stays with us for our entire lives.

A nightmare, also known as a "bad dream", is an unpleasant dream. Nightmares cause strong unpleasant emotional responses from the sleeper, typically fear or horror. The dream may contain situation(s) of danger, discomfort, or psychological or physical distress. Such dreams can be related to physical causes such as a high fever; in an uncomfortable or awkward position; stress or post-traumatic experiences. Sometimes there may not readily be an explanation. Sleepers may be woken in a state of distress, and be unable to get back to sleep for some time. Eating before bed, which triggers an increase in the body's metabolism and brain activity, is another potential stimulus for nightmares. The term "nightmare" refers to what was called Sleep Paralysis in the 19th century and earlier.

Occasional nightmares are commonplace, but recurrent nightmares can interfere with sleep and may cause people to seek medical help. A recently proposed treatment consists of imagery rehearsal. This approach appears to reduce the effects of nightmares and other symptoms in acute stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Lucid Dreaming
A lucid dream is a dream in which the sleeper is aware that she or he is dreaming. When the dreamer is lucid, she or he can actively participate in and often manipulate the imaginary experiences in the dream environment. Lucid dreams can seem extremely real and vivid depending on a person's level of self-awareness during the lucid dream.

A lucid dream can begin in one of three ways. A dream-initiated lucid dream (DILD) starts as a normal dream, and the dreamer eventually concludes that he or she is dreaming, while a wake-initiated lucid dream (WILD) occurs when the dreamer goes from a normal waking state directly into a dream state with no apparent lapse in consciousness. A mnemonic-initiated lucid dream (MILD) can happen when the dreamer intentionally affirms to himself or herself that he or she will become lucid during the upcoming sleep. Reaching lucidity can sometimes occur due to dream-signs or spontaneously upon remembrance.

Dreams of Absent-minded Transgression 
Dreams of absent-minded transgression (DAMT) are dreams wherein the dreamer absentmindedly performs an action that he or she has been trying to stop (one classic example is of a quitting smoker having dreams of lighting a cigarette). Subjects who have had DAMT have reported waking with intense feelings of guilt. One study found a positive association between having these dreams and successfully stopping the behavior.

Déjà vu
Also called paramnesia, from Greek παρα "para," "near, against, contrary to" + μνήμη "mnēmē," "memory") or promnesia, is the experience of feeling sure that one has witnessed or experienced a new situation previously (an individual feels as though an event has already happened or has happened in the recent past), although the exact circumstances of the previous encounter are uncertain. The term was coined by a French psychic researcher, Émile Boirac (1851–1917) in his book L'Avenir des sciences physiques ("The Future of Psychic Sciences"), which expanded upon an essay he wrote while an undergraduate. The experience of déjà vu is usually accompanied by a compelling sense of familiarity, and also a sense of "eeriness", "strangeness", or "weirdness". The "previous" experience is most frequently attributed to a dream, although in some cases there is a firm sense that the experience "genuinely happened" in the past.

The experience of déjà vu seems to be quite common among adults and children alike. References to the experience of déjà vu are also found in literature of the past, indicating it is not a new phenomenon. It has been extremely difficult to evoke the déjà vu experience in laboratory settings, therefore making it a subject of few empirical studies. Certain researchers claim to have found ways to recreate this sensation using hypnosis. However, the subject of hypnosis is indeed controversial among some circles, and such data would demand proof that hypnosis is possible as per the manner the study implies.

Apparent Precognition
Also called future sight, refers to perception that involves the acquisition of future information that cannot be deduced from presently available and normally acquired sense-based information. The related terms, premonition (from the Latin praemonēre) and presentiment refer to information about future events that is perceived as emotions. The terms are usually used to denote a seemingly parapsychological or extrasensory process of perception, including clairvoyance. Various psychological processes, making no reference to psi, have also been offered to explain the phenomena.

As with other forms of extrasensory perception, the existence of precognition is not accepted by the scientific community, because no replicable demonstration has been achieved. Scientific investigation of extrasensory perception (ESP) is complicated by the definition which implies that the phenomena go against established principles of science. Specifically, precognition would violate the principle that an effect cannot occur before its cause. However, there are established biases, affecting human memory and judgment of probability, that can create a convincing but false impression of precognition.

False Awakening
A false awakening is an experience where someone vividly dreams they have awoken from sleep. After a false awakening, people often dream they are performing daily morning rituals, believing they are truly awake. The experience is sometimes called a "double dream", or a "dream within a dream".

A daydream is a visionary fantasy experienced while awake, especially one of happy, pleasant thoughts, hopes or ambitions. There are so many different types of daydreaming that there is still no consensus definition amongst psychologists. While daydreams may include fantasies about future scenarios or plans, reminiscences about past experiences, or vivid dream-like images, they are often connected with some type of emotion.

While daydreaming has long been derided as a lazy, non-productive pastime, daydreaming can be constructive in some contexts. There are numerous examples of people in creative or artistic careers, such as composers, novelists and filmmakers, developing new ideas through daydreaming. Similarly, research scientists, mathematicians and physicists have developed new ideas by daydreaming about their subject areas.

Veridical Dream
Veridical Dream is a type of dream that corresponds to actual events that can be either past, present, or future, but of which the dreamer is not aware.

According to the Dream Well website, this different kinds of dreams don’t have to exist in isolation, and one dream may have various features. For example, a dream of the divine might also provide creative inspiration, a problem solving dream might also be a lucid dream, a teaching dream could also be very healing, and so on. But when we do have these dreams, we know they are out of the ordinary, and that dreams have a very real contribution to make to our waking lives.

Jan 17, 2010


I had never been a fan of picture effects though I know how to edit, add effects or enhance pictures using a graphic software such as adobe. But this one I must say is brilliang and really photo fun. Without all the hassles of editing, erasing, cutting, cloning or whatever things they call that in graphic software, you can do it instantly and I mean it. You can have all the pictures in an instant be inserted in any effects that you like. And take note: NO SIGNING UP and LESS BANNER FROM THE SITE so it actually looks real. Now thats what I called photo fun. And they add a lot of effects everyday which you can enjoy (and I really did enjoy it). Here's some of the pictures that I actually edited there and had photo fun with.

I've been a fan of little dogs so I wish I could have a real one.
I dont see any fashion actually with the pic but it pretty looks real like a billboard.

I'm a fan as well of anime art just like my friend Keren love to do before.
It looks real with all the people like it was drawn in the wall in real.

I can't stop laughing from this one. She look's like a haunted woman haunting Edward. Something more scary than the twilight saga monsters.

But she look's enchanting on this one.
Effects such as like this makes a physically challenged picture to look vividly beautiful.

And they can do solid effects like picture shifted to coins, black and white and even sketched. And thats all done in Photofunia.

Credit Card vs Debit Card

People now days are looking for convenient and safest way to keep and save money without being threatened of being robbed in the public. What people do is bring money just enough for their need. Or if not possible, they tag along their Debit card or Credit Card with them. Some apply for different cards along with them knowing that this will be the safest way of keeping money (At least if they would be robbed, only valuable items that they have will just be robbed and none with the cash). I'd prefer that as well rather than losing all of the cash that you've worked hard for. But what is the big difference of a Debit Card compared to a Credit Card. I've read an article with regards to this and come up of identifying some couple of advantages and disadvantages of these two cards.


Credit card is a card entitling its holder to buy goods and services based on the holder's promise to pay for these goods and services. A credit card is different from a charge card, where a charge card requires the balance to be paid in full each month. In contrast, credit cards allow the consumers to 'revolve' their balance, at the cost of having interest charged. Most credit cards are issued by local banks or credit unions, and are the shape and size specified by the ISO/IEC 7810 standard as ID-1. This is defined as 85.60 × 53.98 mm in size.

How it works:

The issuer of the card grants a line of credit to the consumer (or the user) from which the user can borrow money for payment to a merchant or as a cash advance to the user.


• Convenience, basically because you don't need to bring money with you especially when you need it.

• Provides more safety to fraud compared to debit cards.

• You don't need to pay the item in cash giving you time to save money within 30 days.

• You get different promotional perks, rewards or discounts when using your credit card in different establishment.

• To the merchants, this mode of payment provides security to them because the issuing bank commits to pay the merchant the moment the transaction is authorized.


• Credit card only allows small short-term loans every month that should not exceed to the maximum credit line for the card. Usually this has an additional interest rates that varies depends on the credit limit of the card. Usually this causes bankruptcy to individuals.

• This could tie you up to finance charges that run up large debts that if cannot controlled will run you up to financial hole that you may never recover from.

• For merchants, they are usually charges a couple of interchange rate for every transaction obtained through a credit a card. That is why for some stores, they add up an additional interest as well if you're going to use your credit card.


    Now Debit Cards as defined (also known as a bank card or check card) is a plastic card that provides an alternative payment method to cash when making purchases. Functionally, it can be called an electronic cheque, as the funds are withdrawn directly from either the bank account, or from the remaining balance on the card. In comparison, a debit card uses the money you have and a credit card uses the money you don't have.

    How it Works:

    Like credit cards, debit cards are used widely for telephone and Internet purchases, and unlike credit cards the funds are transferred from the bearer's bank account instead of having the bearer to pay back on a later date.

    Debit cards can also allow for instant withdrawal of cash, acting as the ATM card for withdrawing cash and as a cheque guarantee card. Merchants can also offer "cash back"/"cash out" facilities to customers, where a customer can withdraw cash along with their purchase.


    • Easy application unlike with credit cards you may find it difficult or impossible to obtain.

    • Unlike with credit cards, the use of this card is limited to the existing funds in the account.

    • This pays the items that you bought right away. That means transaction once authorized will automatically be deducted to your existing funds, so you don't need to think of bills arriving every end of the month.

    • Like credit cards, these are accepted by merchants with less interrogation, or scrutiny making the transaction quicker and less hassle.

    • Debit cards doesn't have an extra charge since the cash can be obtained right away from an ATM or PIN-based transaction at no extra charge, other than a foreign ATM fee.


    Many banks charges over-limit fees or non-sufficiency of funds based on pre-authorization or when it was attempted but refused the transactions by merchant. (just in case you don't know it, you might want to check it again)

    • Debit cards have low level of security protection. Theft can actually be done just by knowing their PIN using different devices. Some facts with this type of card: you can actually use your PIN instead of signature in signing the transaction slip.

    • Consumer can report possible or fraud cases to the bank no more than two days to be eligible for such waiver with a debit card (credit card have 60 days). With this, a thief can actually obtain or clone a debit card with its PIN and may be able to clean out the consumer's bank account before they know it.

    Since we know the difference of this two cards, we might actually add some additional security for the cards that we have just to overcome the disadvantages that we have on this card.

    Jan 13, 2010

    Funny Marriage Quotes

    Indianonrent.com has full of funny but remarkable ideas. You might want to visit that cause they have a bunch of good sites that will leave your jaw open, mind dreaming and breath taking ideas. Here is some humurous jokes that I got from that site.

    I recently read that love is entirely a matter of chemistry.
    That must be why my wife treats me like toxic waste.
    -David Bissonette

    After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just
    can't face each other, but still they stay together.
    -Hemant Joshi

    By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you
    get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.

    Woman inspires us to great things, and prevents us from achieving them.

    The great question... which I have not been able to answer... is,
    "What does a woman want?
    -Sigmund Freud

    I had some words with my wife, and she had some paragraphs with me.

    "I don't worry about terrorism. I was married for two years."
    -Sam Kinison

    "There's a way of transferring funds that is even faster than
    electronic banking. It's called marriage."
    -James Holt McGavran

    "I've had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left me and the
    second one didn't."
    -Patrick Murray

    Two secrets to keep your marriage brimming 1. Whenever you're wrong,
    Admit it, 2. Whenever you're right, shut up.

    You know what I did before I married? Anything I wanted to.
    -Henny Youngman

    A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong.
    -Milton Berle

    Live Like We're Dying - Kris Allen

    The message of the song has been rolling around after the world war ended. Hopefully, this one catches the attention of everyone.

    kris allen - live like we're dying.mp3
    Found at bee mp3 search engine

    "Live Like We're Dying "
    Kris Allen

    Sometimes we fall down and can’t get back up
    We’re hiding behind skin that’s too tough
    How come we don’t say I love you enough
    Till it’s too late, it’s not too late

    Our hearts are hungry for a food that won’t come
    We could make a feast from these crumbs
    And we’re all staring down the barrel of a gun
    So if your life flashed before you, what would you wish you would’ve done

    Yeah, gotta start
    Looking at the hand of the time we’ve been given here
    This is all we got and we gotta start thinkin’ it
    Every second counts on a clock that’s tickin’
    Gotta live like we’re dying
    We only got 86 400 seconds in a day
    To turn it all around or throw it all away
    We gotta tell ‘em that we love ‘em while we got the chance to say,
    Gotta live like we’re dying

    And if you plane fell out of the skies
    Who would you call with your last goodbyes
    Should be so careful who we live out of our lives
    So when we long for absolution, there’ll be no one on the line

    Like we’re dying (x4)

    You never know a good thing until it’s gone
    you never see a crash until its head on
    All these people right when we’re dead wrong,
    You never know a good thing till it’s gone

    Jan 10, 2010

    Web Hosting and some Tips

    Web hosting is a common word that we usually hear during our internet lessons or html lessons but also commonly done now a days. In Wikipedia, web hosting is defined as type of internet hosting service that allows different types of organizations or individuals to publish their website and make it accessible for everybody via World Wide Web. Usually, this service is given out by different company that handles web hosting. They usually provide spaces which they own then they make their customers rent on it and provide internet connection, sort of like a data center, for their clients. Most web hosting companies have their own associations based on their reliability and quality of service that they are giving but nevertheless, they all provide web hosting services.

    I roamed around the web and looked for any web hosting guides that will help especially for newbie in the WWW world. Luckily, I found one in hostindex.com which was written last 2008 which shows some web hosting tips that might be useful even after 2010. Hope this helps everybody.

    Tip # 1: Upgrade to an Annual Plan
    Well this is most likely the best offer that Web Hosting services could give. If you think the company that is going to be hosting your website is reliable, why not enroll for an annual payment basis. By considering this, you’re going to get a lower prorated monthly rate. Usually with some web hosting site companies when you apply for annual basis, you get freebies such us no set up free, free domain, etc. By considering this, try to check as well the 2nd annual time period. Try to think that the 1st Annual basis is cheaper, how much more could be the 2nd.

    Tip # 2: Internet Economy is Continually Evolving
    Our technology now days has gradually increased and significantly will still be increasing. So never close your ideas that in your website, traffic will still be increasing and a much bigger capacity or bandwidth will be needed. Now if you think this are not being met by the web hosting company that are currently serving you now, I think it would be best to look around and explore change. Don’t just consider the price of the company and the service but think as well for the future of your website. Just like mobile phone services, if there are a lot of overage charges, then maybe its time to consider a larger package and plan.

    Tip # 3: Check the Hosting Service Agreements
    Do not ignore or neglect Hosting Service agreements. Make sure you read, review and if possible have somebody review the agreement that you’re reading with to make sure you get a better relationship with the company. This will also protect you for anything in the future. This is one of the main rule in any web hosting guide. This is to make sure your protected and at the same time getting the service that you should have.

    Tip # 4: Make sure you have support domain for your company
    Always check the idea of having support or service follow-up online. If your website is dealing or associated with providing services, do not close the idea that people will be looking for help. Same goes with web hosting services. Before you sign up, try to check first for any support that this company gives to help you out in case of any concerns related to your domain. Not everybody is genius and a little help from the company would greatly be appreciated with anyone.

    Tip 5: Be keen with Upgrades
    As have mentioned, technology are continuously innovating, do always check for web host sites that are using upgraded versions of software. This will keep your website intact and reliable at the same time. Aside from that, you get features and interactivity which at the same time would maximize the experience of your customers in your website. Before applying or considering to get the service in a company, make sure check the reliability or people's comment in the web hosting service that a certain company gives. This will save you time and effort instead of researching around for that certain company. Remember if a company is proud and assured of their service that they are providing, they wont hesitate to post or show the comments that they're customer is giving. This what makes the impression of that company get's bigger and better.

    Jan 6, 2010

    Everyday Dilemna

    Ever had the day waking up in the same monotonous day where things feel like a routine from yesterday? That the same feeling when you we’re a student when you need to go to school every single day. You’re trying to motivate your self but it seems like motivation is getting tired of helping you out. It feels like the sun has stopped shining to a field filled that used to be so excited in seeing the world. Lately, I have been simply having this dilemma. I’m burned out. Technically no, emotionally I think so. Something I use to have before which I was able to fight back. Soon, I’ll get tired of this but I am afraid what I am going to do next. It feels like I already did everything and experienced everything that a person had to feel from childhood to adulthood making me feel tired in every day walks of life. Just like movies that are shown today, all recycled and easy to predict. Maybe I’m just getting old or maybe I’m just getting a little bit tired of my life. I think I'm just missing everybody, the life I use to have with my friends. They usually give me a different perspective in life. Something that motivates me from a time.

    Just want to let you know guys that I'm all missing you. It's hard living without you guys. I think I just jumped in a pool too deep and was not thinking of it.

    Saltwater Room - Owl City

    this song made me reminisce the old happy moments and the feeling of having it.

    owl city - saltwater room.mp3
    Found at bee mp3 search engine

    Saltwater Room
    "Owl City"

    I opened my eyes last night and saw you in the low light
    Walking down by the bay, on the shore, staring up at the planes that aren’t there anymore
    I was feeling the night grow old and you were looking so cold
    Like an introvert, I drew my over shirt
    Around my arms and began to shiver violently before
    You happened to look and see the tunnels all around me
    Running into the dark underground
    All the subways around create a great sound
    To my motion fatigue: farewell
    With your ear to a seashell
    You can hear the waves in underwater caves
    As if you actually were inside a saltwater room

    Time together isn't ever quite enough
    When you and I are alone, I’ve never felt so at home
    What will it take to make or break this hint of love?
    We need time, only time
    When we're apart, whatever are you thinking of?
    If this is what I call home, why does it feel so alone?
    So tell me darling, do you wish we'd fall in love?
    All the time, all the time

    Can you believe that the crew has gone and wouldn’t let me sign on
    All my islands have sunk in the deep, so I can hardly relax or even oversleep
    I feel as if I were home some nights, when we count all the ship lights
    I guess I'll never know why sparrows love the snow
    Find More lyrics at www.sweetslyrics.com
    We’ll turn out all of the lights and set this ballroom aglow

    So tell me darling, do you wish we’d fall in love?
    All the time.

    Time together isn't ever quite enough
    When you and I are alone, I’ve never felt so at home
    What will it take to make or break this hint of love?
    We need time, only time
    When we’re apart whatever are you thinking of?
    If this is what I call home, why does it feel so alone?
    So tell me darling, do you wish we’d fall in love?
    All the time, all the time

    Time together isn't ever quite enough
    When we’re apart whatever are you thinking of?
    What will it take to make or break this hint of love?
    So tell me darling, do you wish we’d fall in love?
    All the time

    Two is Better than One - Boys like Girls feat. Taylor Swift

    reminded me of my solidarity and how I was able to escape it. too bad i'm back from where i was.

    Boys Like Girls Featuring Taylor Swift - Two Is Better Than One .mp3
    Found at bee mp3 search engine

    Two Is Better Than One Lyrics
    "Boys like Girls ft. Taylor Swift "

    I remember what you wore on the first day
    You came into my life and I thought
    "Hey, you know, this could be something"
    'Cause everything you do and words you say
    You know that it all takes my breath away
    And now I'm left with nothing

    So maybe it's true
    That I can't live without you
    And maybe two is better than one
    There's so much time
    To figure out the rest of my life
    And you've already got me coming undone
    And I'm thinking two is better than one

    I remember every look upon your face
    The way you roll your eyes
    The way you taste
    You make it hard for breathing
    'Cause when I close my eyes and drift away
    I think of you and everything's okay
    I'm finally now believing

    That maybe it's true
    That I can't live without you
    And maybe two is better than one
    There's so much time
    To figure out the rest of my life
    And you've already got me coming undone
    And I'm thinking two is better than one

    I remember what you wore on the first day
    You came into my life and I thought, "Hey,"

    Maybe it's true
    That I can't live without you
    Maybe two is better than one
    There's so much time
    To figure out the rest of my life
    And you've already got me coming undone
    And I'm thinking
    I can't live without you
    'Cause, baby, two is better than one
    There's so much time
    To figure out the rest of my life
    But I'll figure it out
    When all is said and done
    Two is better than one
    Two is better than one

    Jan 3, 2010

    Sixteen Personality Types

    I was looking for something to read on with regards to behavior and analysis since one of my friend was blunting out his agony and frustratin who is a victim of prejudgement. Well people now a days would say don't the most famous cliche that "do not judge a book by it's cover" but technically they are doing it. So much for hypocrisism. Anyways, as I have said I looking and found an interesting description about personality and its kind. This sixteen type model of personalities are common and widely accepted but I am not going to put the full description here. Just a read along and some common description on it and if you want to know more with the description of it, just go to PersonalityPage.com which gives you a full detail description of it.

    The Sixteen Personality Types

    # 1 - The Duty Fulfillers
    Introverted Sensing with Extraverted Thinking
    (Introverted Sensing with Extraverted Thinking)
    • Serious and quiet, interested in security and peaceful living.
    • Extremely thorough, responsible, and dependable.
    • Well-developed powers of concentration.
    • Usually interested in supporting and promoting traditions and establishments.
    • Well-organized and hard working, they work steadily towards identified goals.
    • They can usually accomplish any task once they have set their mind to it.

    # 2 - The Mechanics
    Introverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving
    (Introverted Sensing with Extraverted Sensing
    • Quiet and reserved, interested in how and why things work.
    • Excellent skills with mechanical things.
    • Risk-takers who they live for the moment.
    • Usually interested in and talented at extreme sports.
    • Uncomplicated in their desires.
    • Loyal to their peers and to their internal value systems, but not overly concerned with respecting laws and rules if they get in the way of getting something done.
    • Detached and analytical, they excel at finding solutions to practical problems.

    # 3 - The Nurturer
    Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging
    (Introverted Sensing with Extraverted Feeling)
    • Quiet, kind, and conscientious.
    • Can be depended on to follow through.
    • Usually puts the needs of others above their own needs.
    • Stable and practical, they value security and traditions.
    • Well-developed sense of space and function.
    • Rich inner world of observations about people.
    • Extremely perceptive of other's feelings. Interested in serving others.

    # 4 - The Artist
    Introverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving
    (Introverted Feeling with Extraverted Sensing)
    • Quiet, serious, sensitive and kind.
    • Do not like conflict, and not likely to do things which may generate conflict.
    • Loyal and faithful.
    • Extremely well-developed senses, and aesthetic appreciation for beauty.
    • Not interested in leading or controlling others.
    • Flexible and open-minded.
    • Likely to be original and creative.
    • Enjoy the present moment.

    # 5 - The Protector
    Introverted Intuitive Feeling Judging
    (Introverted Intuition with Extraverted Feeling)
    • Quietly forceful, original, and sensitive.
    • Tend to stick to things until they are done.
    • Extremely intuitive about people, and concerned for their feelings.
    • Well-developed value systems which they strictly adhere to.
    • Well-respected for their perserverence in doing the right thing.
    • Likely to be individualistic, rather than leading or following.

    # 6 - The Idealist
    Introverted Intuitive Feeling Perceiving
    (Introverted Feeling with Extraverted Intuition)
    • Quiet, reflective, and idealistic.
    • Interested in serving humanity.
    • Well-developed value system, which they strive to live in accordance with.
    • Extremely loyal.
    • Adaptable and laid-back unless a strongly-held value is threatened.
    • Usually talented writers.
    • Mentally quick, and able to see possibilities.
    • Interested in understanding and helping people.

    # 7 - The Scientist
    Introverted Intuitive Thinking Judging
    (Introverted Intuition with Extraverted Thinking)
    • Independent, original, analytical, and determined.
    • Have an exceptional ability to turn theories into solid plans of action.
    • Highly value knowledge, competence, and structure.
    • Driven to derive meaning from their visions.
    • Long-range thinkers.
    • Have very high standards for their performance, and the performance of others.
    • Natural leaders, but will follow if they trust existing leaders.

    # 8 - The Thinker
    Introverted Intuitive Thinking Perceiving
    (Introverted Thinking with Extraverted Intuition)
    • Logical, original, creative thinkers.
    • Can become very excited about theories and ideas.
    • Exceptionally capable and driven to turn theories into clear understandings.
    • Highly value knowledge, competence and logic.
    • Quiet and reserved, hard to get to know well.
    • Individualistic, having no interest in leading or following others.

    # 9 - The Doer
    Extraverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving
    (Extraverted Sensing with Introverted Thinking)
    • Friendly, adaptable, action-oriented.
    • "Doers" who are focused on immediate results.
    • Living in the here-and-now, they're risk-takers who live fast-paced lifestyles.
    • Impatient with long explanations.
    • Extremely loyal to their peers, but not usually respectful of laws and rules if they get in the way of getting things done.
    • Great people skills.

    # 10 - The Guardian
    Extraverted Sensing Thinking Judging
    (Extraverted Thinking with Introverted Sensing)
    • Practical, traditional, and organized.
    • Likely to be athletic.
    • Not interested in theory or abstraction unless they see the practical application.
    • Have clear visions of the way things should be.
    • Loyal and hard-working.
    • Like to be in charge.
    • Exceptionally capable in organizing and running activities.
    • "Good citizens" who value security and peaceful living.

    # 11 - The Caregiver
    Extraverted Sensing Feeling Judging
    (Extraverted Feeling with Introverted Sensing)
    • People-oriented and fun-loving, they make things more fun for others by their enjoyment.
    • Living for the moment, they love new experiences.
    • They dislike theory and impersonal analysis.
    • Interested in serving others.
    • Likely to be the center of attention in social situations.
    • Well-developed common sense and practical ability.

    # 12 -
    The Performer
    Extraverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving
    (Extraverted Sensing with Introverted Feeling)
    • Warm-hearted, popular, and conscientious.
    • Tend to put the needs of others over their own needs.
    • Feel strong sense of responsibility and duty.
    • Value traditions and security.
    • Interested in serving others.
    • Need positive reinforcement to feel good about themselves.
    • Well-developed sense of space and function.

    # 13 - The Inspirer
    Extraverted Intituive Feeling Perceiving
    (Extraverted Intuition with Introverted Feeling)
    • Enthusiastic, idealistic, and creative.
    • Able to do almost anything that interests them.
    • Great people skills.
    • Need to live life in accordance with their inner values.
    • Excited by new ideas, but bored with details.
    • Open-minded and flexible, with a broad range of interests and abilities.

    # 14 - The Giver
    Extraverted Intuitive Feeling Judging
    (Extraverted Feeling with Introverted Intuition)
    • Popular and sensitive, with outstanding people skills.
    • Externally focused, with real concern for how others think and feel.
    • Usually dislike being alone.
    • They see everything from the human angle, and dislike impersonal analysis.
    • Very effective at managing people issues, and leading group discussions.
    • Interested in serving others, and probably place the needs of others over their own needs.

    # 15 - The Visionary
    Extraverted Intuitive Thinking Perceiving
    (Extraverted Intutition with Introverted Thinking)
    • Creative, resourceful, and intellectually quick.
    • Good at a broad range of things.
    • Enjoy debating issues, and may be into "one-up-manship".
    • They get very excited about new ideas and projects, but may neglect the more routine aspects of life.
    • Generally outspoken and assertive.
    • They enjoy people and are stimulating company.
    • Excellent ability to understand concepts and apply logic to find solutions.

    # 16 - The Executive
    Extraverted Intuitive Thinking Judging
    (Extraverted Thinking with Introverted Intuition)
    • Assertive and outspoken - they are driven to lead.
    • Excellent ability to understand difficult organizational problems and create solid solutions.
    • Intelligent and well-informed, they usually excel at public speaking.
    • They value knowledge and competence, and usually have little patience with inefficiency or disorganization.

    .. now can you see what personality you might have?