Monday, October 22, 2007
Miscellaneous: Why Should the Wedding Ring Be Worn on the 4th Finger?
Apologies for the poor English in this blog entry. The email was poorly translated from Chinese and I tried my best to minimise corrections in case I watered-down the meaning even further. Quite interesting. =) - Espen
1. Firstly, show your palm, center finger bent inwards and put your hands together palm-to-palm, the middle finger back-to-back.
2. Secondly, place the other 4 fingers tip to tip.
3. Before following the instructions, take note that only 1 pair of fingers can split at each step.
4. Try separating your thumbs. The thumb represents your parents and they can separate because all humans eventually fall ill and die. Our parents will leave us one day.
5. Join your thumbs again. Separate your index fingers. The index finger represents your siblings and they too will leave us one day when they have their own families.
6. Join your index fingers. Next, open your little finger. It represents your children. Sooner or later, they will leave us when they have their own lives.
7. Now, join your little fingers. Now, try separating your fourth finger where the wedding ring is worn. You will find that it is difficult or cannot be separated at all. The fourth finger represents husband and wife, who will remain attached to each other for their whole lives.
8. In summary, the thumb represents your parents, the index finger represents your siblings, the middle finger represents yourself, the last finger represents your children and the fourth finger represents your partner.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Miscellaneous: Left Brain vs Right Brain
Do you see the dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise? Most of us would see the dancer turning anti-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction. See if you can do it. (I noticed the image doesn't move, pls click the image to go into another window with just the picture *wink*)
LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONS vs RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTIONS
- uses logic / uses feeling - detail oriented / 'big picture' oriented - facts rule / imagination rules - words and language / symbols and images - present and past / present and future - math and science / philosophy & religion - can comprehend / can 'get it' (i.e. meaning) - knowing / believes - acknowledges / appreciates - order or pattern perception / spatial perception - knows object name / knows object function - reality based / fantasy based - forms strategies / presents possibilities - practical / impetuous - safe / risk taking