Blue Cover

Do you still remember the day we first met? Someone said that we met under national event during the banquet. Was it really a banquet? I could only remember a warm, nice cup of coffee and sat in a round table. I never recall your presence at the table.

Do you still remember the place at which you asked me to meet you on the afternoon? It was said that we met at the side of a pool. You were standing against stone pillar and later invited me to join you walking towards a building. We talked about the past we had experienced together. I was surprised that you still remembered everything in detail while I couldn’t still tell your number; the same number I used to call you.

It was in that building you filed a formal complaint to me because of how I called your name. Your name was so appealing that even hearing the name made me smile. I loved your expression when I called your name; an expression I couldn’t find anywhere else but you; a smile I couldn’t still comprehend.

Now if I look over my shoulder, bushes have overgrown the road we had shared together. Between the branches, several roses stand magnificently by their thorny stems.  Nature has reclaimed its respectable spaces and trees have established their roots deeply. Some of them are bearing fruits and on those leaves you can still see the morning dew. Then I recall your mysterious smile again, drawn on my notebook, before continuing my walk.


In response to Memory Menu

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Replacement

Once the mouse has run out of battery, just swap with a new one and usually it will start working right away. Sadly, the same thing couldn’t be said about people. Once they’re out of system, unpleasant chemical reaction begins. Head starts spinning and mind wanders aimlessly.

Replacement soldier never really replaces the fallen soldier. Emotional bond binds them together through the darkest times. Once it’s severed, new parts won’t just do, unlike those of machines. Replacements enriches existing connection with new ones but not repair the teared ones. Time will make peace eventually but some wound leaves permanent scars. A memento mori, if you will.


In response to Replacement

Invisibility Cloak

Remove your invisibility cloak and ask. The other person might be pleasantly surprised, and relieved.

Why not?

Destiny

When I’m weak I draw strength from you
And when you’re lost I know how to change your mood
And when I’m down you breathe life over me
Even though we’re miles apart we are each other’s destiny

Sugar

As someone who has tendency to overtake sugar in drinks, I think I have to pay more attention to what sugar might effect in the long run. I have since decreased my sugar intake, especially fructose. I have to admit that this sugar makes drinks and sweets are enjoyable especially after working out. But then, after carefully reading several articles written and published on the internet, I have to think about it.

After doing sports, such as jogging, swimming, one would feel exhausted because their energy level is low. This condition let them to feel the need to consume something. Sweets, either foods or drinks, logically could replenish the sugar content on the blood and thus refresh your energy. However, I have been thinking, how much sugar do I need just to refresh my energy?

My parents told me that two spoons worth of sugar is the maximum allowed sugar diet per day. That would mean that for a day, I can only consume two spoons of sugar. After that, I have to endure the bitterness of coffee and tea, which is hard at first but I have gotten used to it.

High sugar consumption would lead to insulin production and this process doesn’t happen in instant. I admit that consuming sugar creates a relaxing sensation afterwards which encourages me to consume some more. Later in my life I realized that such sensation was caused by insulin. The question then came to me. What if my insulin production doesn’t match with my sugar intake? Isn’t that diabetes?

Consuming complex sugar, instead of simple ones, has been proven better solution for me. Instead of taking a lot of sugar as a energy source, which only will be decreased by insulin after a moment, I take complex carbohydrates. I take this in moderate amount according to my activity in that day. I also have begun to reduce my sweet drinks consumption and drink more plain water instead. This has been proved to be effective daily diet.

I also found that high sugar intake could effect your mood. It means that high sugar consumption might cause mood swings. I found it to be acceptable since insulin production would cause relaxing sensation. High concentration of sugar could also kill certain microorganisms. It is common knowledge in my country to preserve foods, one could use salt or sugar or drying up the food. Using salt or sugar means using a huge amount of them to take the water out from microorganisms which later would kill them. Nothing could live without water. The same principle might be applicable inside our gut.

In conclusion, I would recommend people from their 20s to reduce their sugar intake and start to consume sufficient amount of complex sugar instead of simple ones. Complex sugar would be slowly digested according to your needs and thus would keep your blood sugar in check. Consuming enough plain water, instead of sweet drinks, would help you to concentrate during the day. It also helps with the digestion process.


Sugar intake and its relation to mental health.

Beautiful Creature

Despite what we’ve been through, I know we are beautiful creature in our own ways.

Cheers.

Upgrade Path

Not so sure about choosing different talent path? If you are a gamer, you might have encounter this thing. The same thing goes to electronics, especially PC. There are at least two major platform to choose based on processor. Once you have chosen your desired platform according to your budget, necessity, and software compatibility, the you can browse around components from various manufactures.

After a moment you’ll realize that there are a lot. You start yourself with reviews, comparison, and budget. Tech advances so fast these days. One day you see an announcement of new processor, you’ll get another the next day. Your mind get confused of so many options. One day you decide to resort to one last bastion, which is Requirement.

Not everyone needs fancy machine but everyone needs a machine fit to their needs. From that point of view, you can decided which machine you want to build. After that, you remember the character you have made earlier in a particular game needs to be leveled up and you need to decide its proper talent. Things back to square one again, you say to yourself.

Cheers.