“LED is a computer chip with live wires running through it. And that generates a lot of heat if not for the advanced ‘heat-sink technology’.”—
1) Light-Emitting Diode is not a computer chip, it is a semiconductor.
2) It is considered the lighting system of the future due to it’s efficiency, which means it uses less electrical energy to generate the same amount of light without much heat. LED itself does not generate infra-red radiation which keeps the space it is used in cool. The heat generated is due to the inefficiency in the semiconductor. This is solved by having a good thermal management system.
3) Heat sinking is not a technology, it is just a thermal management system.
Stop volunteering information if you don’t know what you are saying. It’s an embarrassment to be around you.
It’s always so wonderful just spending a lazy afternoon having good conversation with people I adore over yummy food and drinks.
It is times like this that fills me with such contentment I feel I really don’t need anything or anyone else in life. Sadly, occasions like that don’t happen often enough. I find it so ironic how “life” gets in the way of true living.
I prefer smaller groups of people in an intimate setting. This is also why I love sending my friends home.
I love my friends. They make me feel contented and happy.
“Being in love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion, it is not the desire to mate every second minute of the day, it is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every cranny of your body. No, don’t blush, I am telling you some truths. That is just being “in love”, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.”—Louis de Bernières (via quote-book)
Every time we go through something, there is always a lesson to learn.
You learn about people, places, objects and how they affect you. You learn skills. You learn about yourself. You gain knowledge and you learn to use this knowledge.
But this learning only takes place if you allow it to. If you listen to the voices of others and the voices in your head. It would only mean something if you internalise it and comprehend it. It would only be useful if you bother to apply it or pass it on. And you should try to remember it for life.
It’s only when you truly make the best of the situations you are put in that you can call them experiences. You cannot say you are experienced or have had experienced something until you grasp it completely or fully immersed yourself in it.
It’s like food. You can gobble the best meal on earth in seconds, not bothering to taste nor appreciate. You might not even know what you ate right after you have eaten it. Though you can say you have eaten the meal, you can’t say you have experienced it. You have gained nothing from it.
It’s time we experience life for what it’s worth and learn everything we can from it.
it’s hard to be logical when you love someone. sometimes you can list the things you love about them and the reasons you appreciate them. sometimes you can’t pin it down to tangible attributes but it just feels right and you just know you love them. but most of the time, if you don’t know why you love someone, after awhile you lose that “fuzzy wuzzy” feelings and the fire goes out. it’s just always good to know why.
with you.. I know why I love you. at the same time, I know exactly why I shouldn’t be in love with you. but I choose to love still. I believe this conscious choice to love despite all odds makes it so much more meaningful and substantial. I am making the choice to love you because I think you’re worth it and all these short sweet moments are enough though I know I’d be the one who suffers in the end. martyrdom? perhaps.
I am just happy when you’re happy and I’d do whatever it takes to make you happy. (:
“It’s got to do with love, with losing somebody you love, a part of you being torn away that you’d do almost anything or believe anything to have returned to you. It’s hope that someday you’ll see them again, that you can still feel them near you. Hope like that, as I thought before, doesn’t make you a weak person. It’s hopelessness that makes you weak. Hope makes you stronger, because it bring with it a sense of reason. Not a reason for how or why they were taken from you, but a reason for you to live. Because it’s a maybe. A “maybe someday things won’t always be this shit.” And that “maybe” immediately makes the shittiness better.”—The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern (via finallynow) (via quote-book)
“That’s the way it is when you love. It makes you suffer, and I have suffered much in the years since. But it matters little that you suffer, so long as you feel alive with a sense of the close bond that connects all living things, so long as love does not die!”—Peter Camenzind(1904) Hermann Hesse (via quote-book)
Designing a camera for autistic children suddenly seems a lot more challenging than I’ve thought. There are so many things I need to consider. But it’s really interesting though.
The main challenge I have is balancing Charity versus Corporations.
I want to design something that would suit the needs of autistic children. BUT that might not necessarily make it a desirable product for the mainstream consumers. And I can’t just cater for autistic children as my target market would then be overly niche and companies would be reluctant to manufacture my final product.
The form and function of my product must also cater to the needs of autistic children but at the same time fulfill the requirements of my graduating project, showing a spectrum of my skills.
Their needs versus mine.
Et cetera et cetera.
Oh and I have to pretend the project is finalised for a 9 credit module by next week. I would also have to produce a highly finished model. Technically, I am suppose to have 3 months to complete this project but I changed my brief last week so essentially I have less than 3 weeks to complete 3 months worth of work.
Better stressed now than later. The more I get done now, the less I need to do for Final Year Project.
I really hope I get through this. -fingers crossed-
I finally got my hair cut today. Cropped it real short cos I haven’t done so in ages. Went back to my old hairdresser only to find out SHE was just there yesterday at the same time.
So I explained why we haven’t been seen together for almost half a year. They told me while she looked as attractive as ever or if not more cos she has sexy long hair that reaches her lower back now, she looked really sickly too. Pale and apparently she has lost her glow. The happy, healthy glow they always saw when we were together. And they said for her sake, they hope she’d take better care of herself or perhaps she’d finally decide to reconnect with me. They said it’s almost like we’re still entangled together, unable to separate.
I don’t know what to make of it. I guess I don’t have to. But I still think of her often. Too often perhaps. -shrugs-
P.S. it’s funny how she’s driving to the west from the east for school and I’m driving from the west to east for school. technically we take the same route everyday. I wonder how many times have we passed each other.
“To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.”—
you walk through life at a tremendous pace. you are constantly meeting new groups of people after new groups of people. you forge friendships easily. in fact, you forge strong friendships easily. almost everyone you meet wants to be your friend.
should I be upset? worried? insecure?
if I were someone special, perhaps. but I’m not..
I should be going about my own life and if we drift, then we do, sadly. If we don’t, awesome! I should be more detached and contented with self. indeedy.
this is something I should have learnt as a child but like we discovered, I don’t actually have an anchor/constant in life and now I keep searching for it in someone else. what I need to realise is, that person can never be you.
Yesterday, I went to the Rainbow Training Centre for observation.
It was a very interesting experience.
I got to observe children with multiple-disabilities and children diagnosed with ASD. The children are gorgeous all in their own ways. It’s encouraging to watch these children work through their disabilities. It was also heartwarming to be around the “teachers” who have so much heart and passion. There was just so much positive energy. It was really nice.
When we stepped into the first few classrooms, the teachers I was working with kept asking me what I felt about the children and if I was “ok”. I didn’t know how to answer because I didn’t know I was “suppose” to react adversely. I have never really been “shocked” or “upset” by people with special needs. Apparently my calmness and accepting behaviour is not very common. They were very pleasantly surprised in fact. And apparently I display traits that indicate I would make a good social worker. I never knew. Hmmm..
I find working with these children rather interesting and rewarding but undoubtedly draining. I guess I’d eventually volunteer there in some way or another.
And another that seem to drain the life out of you.
If there is one thing I have learnt, stay away from anyone who promotes negative energy. They do nothing but weigh you down. They cage you in, suffocate you, depress you and just generally make you feel like life ain’t worth living.
I gonna keep myself in a happy bubble cos that would be what would keep me going!