Monthly Archive 每月文章November 2007
However, the best one I have found is actually Gyminee. It has most of the functions of Traineo and Gimme20, but it also has a graphical tracking system of your workout progress, a YouTube like workout instruction section, and an easy access fitness calendar.
Gyminee is highly recommended.
Here is an ironic site where the comments are way too funny for the sombre subject matter present. This page depicts the X-ray of a hand blown apart by a firecracker…
Posted Nov 23, 2006
The Cast of Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within get their groove on to Michael Jackson’s epic pop masterpiece.
Check out Tim Ferriss’s blog on how to learn a new language quickly.
I can speak 4 languages relatively fluently (Mandarin, Taiwanese, English, Japanese), and can program two more (PHP, C), but I have never thought of learning a language like what Tim Ferriss has suggested. When I try to speak a language, I think in logical blocks. I connect distinct units of language (such as verbs and nouns, in a spoken language, or even variables and keywords in a programming language), and try to construct logic out of the combination.
My first solo backpacking adventure was to Japan, and this was after 3 years of on-and-off Japanese learning. I am still quite rough at the language, but I discovered that it didn’t require much language ability to survive in a foreign country. I learned French for a year, before I embarked on a journey to France. I was totally useless, but still survived. Now I believe one only needs to learn the following phrases in order to survive (please note, I say “survive”, not “get by”) in any country.
- Thank you
- Sorry/ Excuse me
- Help…(with a pathetic expression helps)
- Where is…?
- Do you speak English?
The rest is just sign-language.
Tim Ferriss is an unique fellow. I also recommend his book The Four Hour Workweek. It’s quite inspirational. After reading the book, I realised that my new company, Yabbyland.com is essentially a tool designed to allow people to easily outsource daily chores to make life easier, as suggested by Tim.
Tim, I hope your blog makes it to the Technorati 1000 soon.