Monday, January 29, 2007

Snowboarding in Jasper 2007

God knows how much I love snowboarding. It is fun, dangerous, and painful at the same time. Each time you reach a new level of control you will get the pleasure instantly! I took this picture to remember how badly I crashed on the snow in Jasper which makes me eager to learn even more.

Summery of my ski trips so far:
Kicking horse, BC - 2006, Two days
Whistler, BC - 2006, Two days
Jasper, AB - 2006, One day
Snowvalley, AB - 2006, One day
Jasper, AB - 2007, Two days

Comming up:
Kicking horse, BC - 2007, Two days (March)
Snowvalley or Rabithill, AB 2006, One day (This weekend!? :D)

Monday, January 22, 2007

World Shortest Stories!

I never get tired of reading this book. Fast peace, efficient, and well done!
Don't believe me? Try one:

"Careful, honey it is loaded," he said, re-entering the bedroom.
Her back rested against the headboard. "This is for your wife?"
"No. Too Chancy. I'm hiring a professional."
"How about me?"
He smirked. "Cute. But who'd be dumb enough to hire a lady hit man?"
she wet her lips, sighting along the barrel.
"You wife."

Friday, January 12, 2007

Happiness, Freedom, and Math?!

I know it sounds a bit crazy, but I came up with a model to show the freedom, happiness and life of a person.

Ball: Current situation of psycholagical behavior of a person.
Cone: World the person sees through his/her life. Obviously, it is not the entire world!
Theta: A parameter which is decided by another influnce. The person can not change it, but he/she may suffer from it!
V: Current flow of the life for the person (Velocity).
a: Current decisions (angle) and efforts (magnitude) of the person(Acceleration) = Freedom.
h: Happiness!

* Hitting the cone = suffering.

Interesting results:

If you hit the cone it hurts, so you want to get to the higher levels of the cone which means more happiness.

Gravity holds here! so you might suffer or benefit from theta but you can't do anything about. Therefore it is better to live with it! It might change suddenly.

If you screw up a lot, you will end up at the bottom of the cone where you hit the cone a lot and suffer a lot! => Happiness ~= 0.

I beleive no mather how hard the life would be (Even theta = 90), you can still use your a to reach high value of h. Although the amount is depended to theta, h, and v.

This is the first time that I actually wrote than my thoughts, and I know it is still raw and needs more thought to get matured. So if you have any comment, feel free to post it here. I would be glad to read any feed back even something like: It totally does not make sense!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Cold breeze, White Scene

It is offically -23C in Edmonton. Adding the windchill it feels like -34C!
The cold breeze sweeps through the small pieces of snow and make them dance on the ground.
However it is sad to have your audience cover their faces during such a performance...


Monday, January 08, 2007

GTO (Great Teacher Onizuka)

It was a really nice serie. The live-action was a bit different from the anime but it was well-done.
Thanks to my friend Farida.

I doubt that I can finish my PhD with my hobby! :P

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Skiing in Jasper

[Birgit, Christian, Daniella, Me]
It was cold, and I was still a beginner with my snowboard, but it was lots of fun! :)
I can't wait to go skiing this friday.