Sunday, December 22, 2013

The art of enjoying food - good coffee.

Every day, 83% of Americans drink coffee. ( Link )

The biggest part of that 83% drinks coffee of very poor quality.

The smaller part of that 83% drinks coffee of a little better quality.

The smallest part of that 83% drinks coffee of good quality made at home.
The good quality coffee cost is significantly less than poor quality coffee cost at Starbucks. 30 days X $3/cup = $90/month spent at Starbucks.

Here is what it takes to enjoy good quality coffee.

1) Good beans ( Link )
2) Good grinder( Link )
3) Good pot ( Link )
4) Good recipe( Link )

A cup of good quality coffee will, most likely, give you a good start for a good day.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Understanding beauty.

In a ballet no words are spoken from the stage. The dancers must tell the audience the story using only their body movements and gestures, which they execute to the accompaniment of music.

Basic performers' gestures have a lot in common with sign language that is used by deaf or mute people.

- Both hands to the heart for “love“

- Hand cupped by ear for “hear“

- Bowing to show loyalty

- Strong motions with fists to show anger

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Professionalism and Quality.

One more generation, and these words will disappear from Dictionaries of most countries.

Meet the legendary, world famous God of Sushi - Jiro Yoshino.

Jiro is 85 years old, 75 of which he devoted to mastering the art of sushi making. His 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant, inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station, is sought after by many people worldwide. To their greatest disappointment, the place is booked up months in advance, in spite of being the most expensive sushi place in the world.

It takes 2 years to learn how to properly give a 45 minute massage to octopus, so that its meat is properly tenderized. It takes 7 years to learn the art of slicing the fish. It takes 10 years to learn how to pick the right rice and another 10 how to chose the right fish. Only then, one learns how to make sushi.

Saturday, October 5, 2013




Marketing requires spending immense amount of money on design, labour and materials of a product which, without a doubt, ends up wrapped into a case. Most consumers wishes they did not have to wrap a great looking phone into a low grade cover.

Meet new phone -

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Wanted - Hand Kissers.

Q: Which profession requires frequent hand kissing?
A: Foley, the reproduction of everyday sound effects.

Take a sip of water and wet your lips. Then, make out with the underside of your forearm, the part with very little hair, letting your mouth make sloppy kissing sounds.

And you thought movie stars actually kissed well. They just look good; it's up to Foley to really kiss well.

The stabbing scenes in "Goodfellas" were made more realistic by using pieces of raw beef, pork and chicken and stabbing them with different knives? Clearly they did not buy the boneless meat because who can forget that sound of the blade hitting the bone.

The Mammoth’s footsteps in the upcoming movie "Ice Age" was made by dropping a log into a pit of dirt, mud and stone.

The sound of the dragonfly made memorable in the opening of "Men in Black" was made using a small plastic fan with gaphers tape stuck to the blades? The tape was made long enough so that when the fan was turned on, it brushed up against the Foley Artists’ fingers.

Friday, July 12, 2013


A man’s wife disappears and he’s accused of killing her. At the trial, his lawyer tells the jury, “Ladies and gentlemen, I have amazing news. Not only is my client’s wife actually alive, but she’ll walk through that door in ten seconds.”

An expectant silence settles over the courtroom, but nothing happens.

“Think about that,” the lawyer says. “The fact that you were watching the door, expecting to see the missing woman, proves that you have a reasonable doubt as to whether a murder was actually committed.”

He sits down confidently, and the judge sends the jury off to deliberate. They return in ten minutes and declare the man guilty.

“Guilty?” says the lawyer. “How can that be? You were all watching the door!”

“Most of us were watching the door,” says the foreman. “But one of us was watching the defendant, and he wasn’t watching the door.”

Friday, June 7, 2013

The science of early childhood development.

Aesthetics is the appreciation of a pleasant and special sensory experience (usually visual). Children are more likely to grow up with an eye for a beauty when the adults care about what they expose children to.

Elementary Schools:

Correctional facilities:

There is a scientific reason why toys are bright colored with different shapes: (click)

Thursday, May 23, 2013