Tuesday, 18 December 2018

19. Health care. Correct shoes are needed for limping people over 30 years old








Went to a podiatrist some 4 weeks ago. I had bought a thin insole from Arch Angel. The podiatrist examined me and put a pad to elevate the medial part of the heel. The thin insole was not good as it began to flatten out (said to last 6 weeks instead of 2 years unlike the good ones). So, my left ankle and left side of the calf msucle and left foot became painful again.

Both the podiatrist and the shoe seller did not tell me that the thin insole is not good as it flattens out with wear. It has no substance inside.

On Dec 18, 2018, I saw the shoe seller again. This time he told me that the insole had flattened out and moved inside the shoe. Hence, imbalance of my walk leading to pain. A better quality higher insole was recommended.  

18. Relationships: A zero-brain man.

Dec 16, 2018

In a team or a group, you will find one man or woman who wants to be dominant during a meeting to show off to the boss or host. This person has to run down another person's weakness to show how clever he is.

This incident illustrated how a 74-year-old man behaved at a dining table. I shall name him as Mr Tan. My host who invited me to her home for dinner will be named as Mrs Wong.

After dinner, the others left the dining table to watch TV or do their own things. Mrs Wong was still at the dining table. I was present to her right. The 74-year-old man was on her left. My wife had urged me to be present at the dining table although normally I would not do so on seeing Mr Tan there.

"Why are you still here?" Mr Tan stared at me through his thick glasses, as if it was an offence committed and he was sharing top secret matters with Mrs Wong after dinner.

"I am here to converse with Mrs Wong after dinner," I was not surprised at his behaviour.

He has had shown no respect for me or anybody with his antagonistic behaviour. No member wants to talk to him and that was what he wanted. As long as Mrs Wong would have him for dinner.

"You are not an employee!" he repled. "You should be in the living area watching TV with the others!"

I was shocked at his declaration that only employees could be present at the dining table.

Mrs Wong took her eyes off her smartphone text messages and said, "He is my guest! Are you not feeling well now?"  She rose up and repeated the question and to avert a shouting match between Mr Tan and I. I kept quiet as this man was trying to provoke me.

Mr Tan coughed as if he had water in his lungs. He got up saying, "I am not well. I will go home. He is a zero-brain man!"

Mrs Wong's sister said "goodbye" when Mr Tan proceeded to the main door.
"Don't ever say 'goodbye'," he told her off. "Say 'see you another time!"

The previous night, I was in a similar situation after dinner. He had the full attention of Mrs Wong as he impressed with the various movies he had watched, some as many as more than 2 times. How a particular movie had a great hook, e.g. "All men want her, but one man want her dead!". Mrs Wong is not a movie buff but she did participate in his discussion. I was silent as I knew he did not much care for any comments by me.

"You watched this movie?" he asked me about a particular movie that had high ratings from him. "Yet you cannot remember the plots!".  I did not speak up. Why should I entertain him?  Later, I told Mrs Wong that I do not clutter my brain with movie plots as there is a limit to what the brain can store. "Besides, Mr Tan watch some movies more than one time!" 

On the next dinner yesterday, Dec 18, 2018, I did not join Mrs Wong at the dinning table. She had 6 employees, including Mr Tan and her manager present to converse with her.

There are such obnoxious people in this world trying to run you down in front of your host or boss or to provoke you to prove they are smarter in knowledge

Try to stay calm and ignore them as it is up to the others to judge whether you have  you have zero brains or not.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

17. NEW SKILLS. Images of the moon and sun

There appears to be a dragon in the moon?





eye-like moon







16. Health care Good health in a young lady

You can see that this young lady is in excellent health.

1. General appearance. Healthy.
2. Weight. Not thin.

Many of her peers in eat very little to remain very slim or ate snacks when hungry. They will order several dishes at a restaurant and eat 10%.

These are not good practices if they want long-term health or babies. After marriage, many put on too much weight and do not monitor their high cholesterol levels which may lead to high blood pressure and heart attacks.


15. INTERNS. Images of Singapore scenes and buildings for video creations



Wednesday, 9 May 2018

14. NEW SKILLS. Acquire digital photography skills. Tourism photography

May 8, 2018, 10 am - 11.30 am. Bright sunshine.  Esplanade and Merlion, Singapore. Tourists.
Acquire skills of digital photography by practice.

I share how the following photos were taken by me.

CAMERA
Canon DSLR EOS 70D, Lens  EFS 55-250mm


P mode, AF, Stabiliser On, One point AF, Continuous Mode 

SOFTWARE
Photoshop Adobe CC




It takes around 3 hours to process selected photos for posting on this webpage.


Young people must have the 4 virtues:
persistence, determination, confidence and humility.
Learn to cultivate a clear mindset and not let negative thoughts get in the way.
Acquire new skills like digital photography.  





At the Esplanade















A tour manager needs to account for the number of travellers before the coach moves to a new destination. Much stress for her since many travellers do not bother to be punctual or be together.  




Use shadow/highlights in Adobe to lighten up the face. It was in deep shadows originally.






Sitting on the railing can be rsiky as the child can fall into the sea.



Taking pictures of two senior citizens, probably her dad and uncle.
The boy is not interested in presentation




A Singapore tour guide managed to elicit smiles from the presentation.




Aged mother takes photos for daughter

Posing for photo on the Esplanade Bridge







At the Merlion




At this spot, many tourists pose with "surrender" hands. I cannot figure why.













A vivacioous lady friend


Good friends visiting Singapore





Good health shows in her smile








Tourists enjoy taking photos in the Merlion area. In December 2017, the Merlion was dirty and the spout had rust stains. I wrote to the Singapore Tourism Board to let the officials know it was an eye sore for photographers. No reply from the Board. Today, I note the Merlion had been painted white and looks great on photography.