Finding the ‘right’ one to sleep with…

A pillow is like a marriage, sometimes…

 

No, you perverts! This blog is about pillows, not what you had in mind :). In a life time, we spend one third of our life time sleeping, and for most of us, on beds where there are pillows and a blanket. For those who are more mathematically oriented, here it is:

An average american’s life span is about 77.8 years, then you would spend 25.9333 years sleeping. Imagine if you could sleep for 25.9333 years in one go with a million dollars in your bank account accruing interest, and living the rest of your life not sleeping. Wouldn’t that be awesome 😀

However, since I am thinking of purchasing a few comfortable pillows, I thought I’d share some tips in finding the RIGHT one to sleep with :D.  When purchasing pillows, there are a few elements that we need to consider, such as price, firmness, fill (e.g memory foam pillows), size of the pillow, and your sleeping position.

 

Tips:

  1. Sleeping position – If you are a back sleeper, a flat pillow would be suitable and comfortable, while a side sleeper should consider a raised pillow. For those who have back problems, this is where a memory foam pillow comes in to be quite the option.
  2. Size – There are 3 sizes of pillows: the standard, the Queen, and the King. I personally like to live like a King and sleep like one, this is totally up to you, and of course it depends on the size of your bed too.
  3. Fill – One of the most important factors when buying a pillow is its fill, this refers to what is inside of the pillow which ultimately give the pillow its elasticity and support. Most bed pillows are filled with either down or foam. A good foam pillow will hold up for at least 3 years.
  4. Firmness – This is also a very important factor to consider. For those who would pillows with firmness but no elasticity, down pillows are your best friend. They are so fluffy and soft, that when you rest your head on it, it moulds into your sleeping position. I would recommend high quality goose down pillows :). For those who are allergic to down, you can actually purchase allergen-blocking pillows.

Purchasing a pillow is kind of like marrying a girl. At first, it’s hard to pick the right one, because you know that after you buy that pillow, you’ll have to stick with it, and in a few years it’ll start to sag. But when it’s time to purchase a new pillow, you become reluctant because you’ve spent so many nights, time and memories with it. Fellow readers, I understand your pain in selecting the right one, this is why I’ve created this blog post to help you find your dream girl pillow.

 

Choosing the right pillow, is important.

 

Time to find out what Web 2.0 REALLY is!

What is Web 2.0?

 

The term Web 2.0 has not been around for a very long time. Although there are more than 9.5 million citations of the term Web 2.0 in Google, there is still a huge amount of disagreement about just what Web 2.0 means, with many believing it to be a meaningless marketing buzzword, and others accepting it as a new conventional wisdom. Nevertheless, time has proven Web 2.0 to be the real deal, so today’s blog post, will be exploring what Web 2.0 really is, and how it affects my personal productivity :D.

 

Web 1.0

In order to understand what Web 2.0 is, first you must grasp the concept of Web 1.0. When the WWW (World Wide Web) was created, users could only view webpages but could not reflect on the content of the webpages. They were basically ‘consumers’ of the content of the webpages, who were monitored and updated once in a while by the web master. There were no such things as Blogs, YouTube, Twitter, Face Book, the digital world was in its embryonic stage where functionality was extremely limited.

 

 

Web 2.0

Web 2.0 is an evolved form of the WWW, because it allows users to interact and collaborate with each other in a virtual environment through social media tools. With this functionality available, and information readily accessible by virtually anyone in the world, users are able to generate content in a virtual community. This generated content required a place to reside, this unmet need gave the birth of social media tools. Tools such as Face Book and Blogs are basically virtual tools to help us connect with one another, stay in touch with people who are like-minded and have similar views, beliefs, ethics, morals and values.

Web 1.0 is one way, authoritarian, passive, static and closed. Web 2.0 is two-way, democratic, active, dynamic, and collaborative. A simple example of a Web 2.0 website is Wikipedia, because anyone, can edit the Wikipedia contents. By now, you should have a thorough understanding of what Web 1.0 & Web 2.0 is :).

 

Darcy DiNucci, a consultant on electronic information design, writes:

” The Web we know now, which loads into a browser window in essentially static screenfuls, is only an embryo of the Web to come. The first glimmerings of Web 2.0 are beginning to appear, and we are just starting to see how that embryo might develop. The Web will be understood not as screenfuls of text and graphics but as a transport mechanism, the ether through which interactivity happens. It will […] appear on your computer screen, […] on your TV set […] your car dashboard […] your cell phone […] hand-held game machines […] maybe even your microwave oven. “

Personal productivity

 

There are over 750 million Face Book users, and I am one of them :). I use Face Book to connect with family and friends, and also for my academic work. This brilliant web 2.0 tool has helped my personal productivity with its group functionality. For example, in many university courses, I have had to work in a group. Most of the time, my group members have Face Book, and we create a group, such as “Enterprise 2.0”, where we communicate regularly and post important documents and photos up.

I’m happy to have shared a Web 2.0 tool that I find easy and effective to use, if you do not know what it is, or how to use it, please watch the video below :D:

 

 

Feel free to follow or comment. Stay tuned for next week’s post!

A successful blog is like a successful relationship, you’ve gotta keep ’em interested and in the loop.

A successful blog is like a successful relationship…

Welcome to my blog, again. I’ll do my best to make your time worthwhile. My name is Calvin, in the following couple of months I will be aiming to establish my own presence in the digital world. There are many tips on the web on how to successfully create a successful blog. I personally believe that a successful blog is like a successful relationship, you’ve got to keep them interested and in the loop. I did some research and found the following to be quite true and helpful.

Content & Design

  • Design – tell your followers and viewers what you content is about from the design of the webpage. For example, having a background image of food would strongly suggest that your blog is related to food and beverages
  • Choose your colours and themes wisely. I agree on this, because we humans are visual creates, we tend to judge from appearance, if something looks good we will want to know more!
  • Organise – Blogging is the act of creating content or re-producing content in an organized manner where people will enjoy reading your content and follow it because they believe it is interesting and worth their time. Therefore, organizing the content is crucial!
  • Using other data, videos, images and other media. This is by far one of the most critical element to factor in a successful blog.

To find out more on how to write a captivating article, creating worthwhile content and how to join a digital community, follow this link.

What I’m trying to achieve is not only a digital presence, but also successfully establish myself, my reputation and brand, through great content. What I’ll be introducing to my blog will mostly be humorous, informative, and in-trend. I will be using social media tools such as Face book and Twitter  to help with my help raise awareness of my blog.

First of all, let me just start with an facts following by my own perspective of blogging. Did you know:

  • 40% of bloggers are actually wordpress bloggers (no wonder Enterprise 2.0 requires us to use wordpress, because it’s so popular and easy to use)
  • 11% of bloggers earn their PRIMARY income. So YES, this means you go out, eat at a restaurant, blog about it, and get paid!!! But you’ve got to be good at what you do, that’s all I’m saying :p
  • 25% of us are using mobile devices to blog. They’re called smart phones, I’m sure you’ve called heard of them by now, amazing little devices don’t you think. According to Professor Michio Kaku of Harvard University, he says that a simple computer sound chip in christmas cards, has more computing power than the ALL of NASA in 1960’s.

Whether you like, hate, agree or disapprove, it’s apparent that technology has revolutionized human culture. In the future posts, I will share some more of my own perspectives, interesting facts and informative articles and knowledge with you.

Stay tuned folks!

Calvin 🙂

A video that’ll drag me out of a pit of sadness

Just search for the things that make you smile 🙂

 

 

I just wanted to share with you a video that I randomly stumbled across YouTube. Ever since then, whenever I feel a little stressed and sad, I would open this very special link, that brightens my mood right away. I present to you, the link.

 

 

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