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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Pokemon Online review

This is so cool! It is like the usual pokemon game but this allows you to battle with pokemon trainers (other players) from around the world! :D

I've not yet tested the game, but I already know that it'll be extremely fun. :P

Game link: http://pokemon-online.eu/

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

How to change the canvas / artboard size in Adobe Illustrator

Surprisingly, it took me quite awhile to find a guide for this... because I was searching for 'canvas size' (since Adobe Photshop refers that background as a 'canvas') but the actual term in Adobe Illustrator is 'artboard' lol... 

Anyway, here's the steps:

1. File -> Document setup
2. Click Edit artboard
3. Then, you should notice that the borders of your artboard become expandable. You can choose to zoom out a bit before making the artboard bigger or smaller (by dragging the edges).
(Source)

That's it lol! I don't believe that this information is not more easily available to nabs (first-time Illustrator users) like me :P

Have fun!

If you still need a pictorial guide or something, just post a comment saying so and I'll see what I can do :)

How to save your images up to 300 dpi

I know that some journals are very particular about the resolution of the images that you've submitted to them. They just won't accept powerpoint slides as images. Hence, in order to fulfill their requirement of 300 dpi images, you can do the following stuff - however, do note that this is not for the faint hearted... something might go wrong and you'll regret that you've ever tried this. 

However, I can confidently say that I've tried this method for PowerPoint 2010 and it works perfectly!

So, you've constructed your diagrams on powerpoint and wanted to export them as 300 dpi images (regardless of the format of the images)... how? Check the following steps out:

Step 1: Change the export resolution setting

1. Exit all Windows-based programs.
2. Click Start, and then click Run.
3. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
4. Locate one of the following registry subkeys, depending on the version of PowerPoint that you're
using:
PowerPoint 2013
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\PowerPoint\Options

PowerPoint 2010
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\PowerPoint\Options

PowerPoint 2007
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\PowerPoint\Options
5. Click the Options subkey, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click DWORD Value.
6. Type ExportBitmapResolution, and then press Enter.
7. Make sure that ExportBitmapResolution is selected, and then click Modify on the Edit menu.
8. In the Edit DWORD Value dialog box, click Decimal.
9. In the Value data box, type the value of the resolution that you want such as 300. (The maximum limit for PowerPoint is 307 dpi though)
10. Click OK.
11. On the File menu, click Exit to exit Registry Editor.
(Source: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827745/en-us)

You should be able to export images in whatever format you like at 300 dpi.

For guide on how to export PowerPoint slides as images, refer to here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827745/en-us

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

State of Decay game review

Okay, so I haven't actually written the game review and that I've played the game during Jan of this year so I might be a bit rusty when it comes to details. All I know is that it's a brilliant zombie survival game with randomly generated maps and awesome graphics. 

I'll write a more detailed one when I've completed my thesis, papers and part-time workloads. :)

So for now, I've got screenshots to sate your appetite :P






You can buy the game on Amazon here.

6 things to do when there is a haze in your area

There's a heavy blanket of haze over at my place and it's probably because (as it is the same every time) of forest burning to clear land for farming at the Sumatera.

Anyway, you often see notices (by the health ministry or some NGO) that list out 6 things that you mustn't do during a hazy day. Now to eliminate boredom, here's 10 things that you can do during hazy days (in no particular order).

1. Play hide-and-seek with your own hands.

2. Decorate each other's face masks. The winner with the best decorated face mask gets a brand new box of face masks.

3. Collect dust particles from the air using a damp tissue

4. Play I-Spy with friends/ family members to try to make out shapes/objects in the haze through your house's window.

5. Sell face masks at elevated prices... ... online.

6. Compare how dusty each other's houses have become after a day (houses were cleaned before the start of the competition)

Okay 6 is enough coz I've run out of ideas, but of course, there are plenty to do that doesn't involve going out, like gaming your eyeballs out. Feel free to be creative about what you can do during very hazy days and if you've thought of a particularly silly or funny one, post them in the comments below.

Disclaimer: This is a lame attempt of mine at creating humour. If you're offended in any way, I sincerely apologize for being my-lame-self.

Disney Infinity: Toy Box review

Written this review for a review website. This game is so amazing that I couldn't help but to post this up here :) Enjoy!

Also, check out the introduction here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEC2_kuV17k
(It might not seem much but of course, if you play it yourself, then it would be absolutely magical! :) )

Lastly, before the review starts, check out screenshots of my ultimate race track here:


(I'll add more screenshots from my race track when I get the time :P)

A magical game created by the masters in surreal animation for classic children's stories :) (I'm not even sure if that makes sense lol :P). In short though, it's absolutely amazing. You get to play as different Disney characters and build your very own 'virtual playground' or if you're a bit lazy, you can play their many adventures available! It's a free game (free to download and play) - however, there are some limitations - like only 1 free character (Mr Incredibles) for you to play with and that you'll have to buy other playsets to unlock new characters.

You can buy more amazing toy box sets at Amazon by clicking the pictures below:

Theory of a Deadman - In Ruins


One of the best songs as well :)

Lyrics:

I’m tryna pick up the pieces
My flag waving, undefeated 
Leaving wounds like a battlefield 
Too many wounds, we can’t heal

Now I think we realize 
We were seen through blind eyes 
This was always gonna happen 
So why we so sad then? 

Now it’s all gone, after we move on 
What a disaster, there’s nothing after 
Swept of our feet, with nothing underneath 
Oh, we had it all but now we watch it fall 
Faaaaaall, (in ruins) now we watch you fall 
Faaaaaall, (in ruins) now we’re in ruins

It’s been so long since this made sense 
Cause now it’s ending senseless 
It’s been so long since it was alright 
Thought I have you my whole life 

And now our dreams are so sweet 
We only talk when we’re fighting 
We were due from the beginning 
We don’t get a happy ending 

Now it’s all gone, after we move on 
What a disaster, there’s nothing after 
Swept of our feet, with nothing underneath 
Oh, we had it all but now we watch it fall 
Faaaaaall, (in ruins) now we watch you fall 
Faaaaaall, (in ruins) now we’re in ruins

Will I give up, will I give in? 
Will I surrender.. to it? 
We were strong now, strong enough 
We lost our love, still undone 

Now it’s all gone, after we move on 
What a disaster, there’s nothing after 
Swept of our feet, with nothing underneath 
Oh, we had it all but now we watch it fall 
Faaaaaall, (in ruins) now we watch you fall 
Faaaaaall, (in ruins) now we’re in ruins

Will I give up? Will I give in? 
Will I surrender.. to it? 
We were strong now, strong enough 
We lost our love, still undone 

Theory of a Deadman - The One


You can stream the song for free here: http://www.revolvermag.com/news/theory-of-a-deadman-premiere-new-album-savages.html No YouTube videos for the moment though. :P Enjoy! If there are any mistakes to the lyrics that I've transcribed, feel free to leave a comment below.

One of the best songs in their album :)

Lyrics:

When you come around
I don't really know what to say
My mind is racing with thoughts that I can't erase
We had a house to call our own
We had a little girl, she has your nose
The voice inside will not leave me alone

Coz I wonder if we could have made it last
I wonder if we gave it all we have
Or did our tempers got the best of us?
I wonder if I could have been a better man
Maybe you would be with me till the end
Coz even though we're sad and down
I still wonder if
You could have been the one....
One......
One.......
One........

When you come around
You're always asking if I'm okay
I told you that I'm fine, yeah, just like a guy would say
I know you know something's wrong
Coz you know me better than anyone
Without you, I've never felt more alone

I wonder if we could have made it last
I wonder if we gave it all we have
Or did our tempers got the best of us?
I wonder if I could have been a better man
Maybe you would be with me till the end
Coz even though we're sad and down
I still wonder if
You could have been the one....
One......
One.......
One........

When you come around
I don't really know what to say
Coz I really fucking miss you and I'll never change

I wonder if we could have made it last
I wonder if we gave it all we have
Or did our tempers got the best of us?
I wonder if I could have been a better man
Maybe you would be with me till the end
Coz even though we're sad and down
I still wonder if
You could have been the one....
One......
One.......
You could have been the one....
You're the one....
One.....

I still wonder if
You could have been the one....

Theory of a Deadman - Blow


Lyrics:

Uh huh
Sometimes it makes me (uh huh) wanna blow my fucking head off
Sometimes it makes me (uh huh) think the world has gone officially insane

Where everything's a scandal, the news too hard to handle
World is so unbearable like wearing socks with sandals
I'm a lover, not a fighter, respectable to women
Ain't Chris Brown, I don't feel the need to hit em
Sad to see a twelve year old, acting like a little hoe
Taking naked pictures while she's living in her parent's home
Post em up on Twitter, make you reconsider
Every time you go online to find a babysitter

Sometimes it makes me (uh huh) wanna blow my fucking head off
Sometimes it makes me (uh huh) want to go a little mental
Celebrate the idiot, pretend that we're so into it
Dumb down our intelligence, just to make us relevant
Sometimes it makes me (uh huh) think the world has gone officially insane

The loveable NRA, they're totally to blame
The only people to actually have to give your kid a gun day
Government's a joke, a fucking sinking boat
But hey don't complain, you're the one who cast the vote
Kanye West says rock is dead, guess he's off his meds again
Lost his mind, about to time, he got with that Kardashian
What happened to De Niro? Reality stars are heroes
Here's to proof that our IQs have finally dropped to zero

Sometimes it makes me (uh huh) wanna blow my fucking head off
Sometimes it makes me (uh huh) want to go a little mental
Celebrate the Idiot, pretend that we're so Into it
Dumb down our intelligence, just to make us relevant
Sometimes it makes me (uh huh) think the world has gone officially insane
Think the world has gone officially insane (x2)

Stop, and take the time to realize it's over
If you live to have some kids they'll hate you when they're older
They'll dump you in a home, to die there all alone
Finally you'll rest in peace, not like they'll ever know
But don't to listen to a word I say, cuz it don't really mean a thing
World is full of hypocrites and I'm the fucking king
It's not like I mean it, we're all in agreement
As soon as you hear this freaking song I'm sure you'll just delete it

Sometimes it makes me (uh huh) wanna blow my fucking head off
Sometimes it makes me (uh huh) want to go a little mental
Celebrate the idiot, pretend that we're so into it
Dumb down our intelligence, just to make us relevant
Sometimes it makes me (uh huh)
Think the world has gone officially insane (bout to blow my fucking head off) (x4)
Think the world has gone officially insane

Source: http://ambilyrics.com/t/theory-of-a-deadman/blow

Theory Of A Deadman – Livin’ My Life Like A Country Song


You also can stream their music (entire album!) for free here: http://www.revolvermag.com/news/theory-of-a-deadman-premiere-new-album-savages.html Enjoy! :)

Lyrics:

You took it all and you moved away
Now I’m livin’ in a trailer, by the interstate
Maybe the dream can’t make it worse
It got me through the night
But the morning hurts

My God, what have I done?
I could have end it all
But I made you run

Oh, where did I do it wrong?
I’m livin’ my life like a country song
Oh,will I get it back?
I’m livin’ like I'm in a Willie Nelson track

It’s bad, so sad
I ended up losing everything I had
My love left town and my whole world’s gone
I’m livin’ my life like a country song

Baby I stumble, when I walk through life
But no one’s gonna catch me on the other side
I got no friends in low places
These country boys got to make some changes

My God, I’m so choked
I’m begging on a door but the bar is closed

Oh, where did I do it wrong?
I’m livin’ my life like a country song
Oh, well, did I screw up?
Staying last night in truck?

It’s bad, so sad
I ended up losing everything I had
My love left town and my whole world’s gone
I’m livin’ my life like a country song

This is what I am and it’s okay
A rowdy-ass redneck with a love to pay

Oh, where did I do it wrong?
I’m livin’ my life like a country song
Oh,will I get it back?
I’m livin’ like I'm in a Willie Nelson track

It’s bad, so sad
I ended up losing everything I had
I messed around and now you’re gone
I’m livin’ my life like a country song

Oh, where did I do it wrong?
I’m livin’ my life like a country song
Oh, where did I do it wrong?
I’m livin’ my life like a country song

It’s bad, so sad
I ended up losing everything I had
My love left town and my whole world’s gone
I’m livin’ my life like a country song

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

How to cite MSDS or datasheets as reference

Well, the sample that I've gotten is for APA style. If you need a sample for other styles, you'll need to modify a bit. Generally, it is similar to citing a webpage but you'll have to add in some stuff. :)

There is no official APA format for citing an MSDS. Here is a suggested format for citing an MSDS found on the Web:
 Manufacturer's name. (Date of the MSDS). Name of substance [Material Safety Data Sheet].  Retrieved from URL and date retrieved.
 Here is an example of an APA reference citation using that format:
DuPont. (2006, October 14). Aluminum oxide & actived alumina [Material Safety Data Sheet]. Retrieved from http://msds.dupont.com/msds/pdfs/EN/PEN_09004a2f8000730a.pdf
Here are examples of possible in-text citations using information from that MSDS:
Clothing contaminated with aluminum oxide must be washed before being worn again (Dupont, 2006).
According to DuPont (2006) safety glasses or splash goggles must be worn when using activated alumina.
Source: http://libguides.umuc.edu/content.php?pid=143904&sid=1225500

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Mendeley word pulgin error - Address is protected and unable to start mendeley automatically

So, I was stumped by these errors, because all these while, I had been using Mendeley perfectly. I did a couple of minutes of digging and found very messy answers. I thought I could put them here in a clearer way so you won't be spending a lot of time trying to fix this and actually be able to use the time to write something. :P

First thing, you should check is whether your Mendeley is run as an administrator or not in order to solve the Address is protected problemYour Mendeley is NOT supposed to be run as admin. How to check?

1. Close everything that is running mendeley plug-in (this means your word docs) as well as the mendeley program itself.
2. Right click on the mendeley icon on your desktop (or in your mendeley/program files folder) and choose 'properties'.
3. Find and click 'advanced' under the shortcut tab. Ensure that the 'run as administrator' box is unchecked. If it's checked, then uncheck it.
Step 2 to 3
 4. Then, head on to the Compatibility tab and look for a privilege level. Ensure that the 'run this program as an administrator' box is unchecked as well. 
step 4

If you've made any changes, go check if your problem is fixed. If this is not the problem that you've encountered, don't give up! There is another stuff that you need to check yet!

step 1 to 3
1. Start up your mendeley program and press Ctrl+Shift+D to bring up the debug console.
2. Go to the 'settings' tab and look for General_HttpServerPort in the table.
3. Change the numbers beside General_HttpServerPort to 5001 or 5003.
4. Then, close your mendeley. This should have fixed your 'Address is protected' problem - it did for me.

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Lastly, to fix the 'unable to start Mendeley automatically' problem. Your mendeley and word docs should still be closed at this point.

1. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up the task manager.
2. Click on the 'processes' tab.
3. Search for these: winword.exe, MendeleyDesktop.exe or MendeleyWordplugin.exe If you found any, right click on it/them, then click on the button 'End Process' to end all these processes.
4. Restart your word docs and mendeley. The problem should be fixed by now.

I hope that my explanation is good enough and that you've solved your problem. Please comment or share this post to your friends if it is in any way helpful. Thanks! :)

Why do we have blood types?

My comments: An excellent read! Although the articles doesn't really answer the question but it provides several possibilities and well, based on those your mind is pretty much free to wonder! Enjoy! :)


Why do we have blood types?



More than a century after their discovery, we still don’t really know what blood types are for. Do they really matter? Carl Zimmer investigates.


When my parents informed me that my blood type was A+, I felt a strange sense of pride. If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was also the most excellent of blood types – a biological mark of distinction.
It didn’t take long for me to recognise just how silly that feeling was and tamp it down. But I didn’t learn much more about what it really meant to have type A+ blood. By the time I was an adult, all I really knew was that if I should end up in a hospital in need of blood, the doctors there would need to make sure they transfused me with a suitable type.

And yet there remained some nagging questions. Why do 40 per cent of Caucasians have type A blood, while only 27 per cent of Asians do? Where do different blood types come from, and what do they do? To get some answers, I went to the experts – to haematologists, geneticists, evolutionary biologists, virologists and nutrition scientists.

In 1900 the Austrian physician Karl Landsteiner first discovered blood types, winning the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research in 1930. Since then scientists have developed ever more powerful tools for probing the biology of blood types. They’ve found some intriguing clues about them – tracing their deep ancestry, for example, and detecting influences of blood types on our health. And yet I found that in many ways blood types remain strangely mysterious. Scientists have yet to come up with a good explanation for their very existence.

“Isn’t it amazing?” says Ajit Varki, a biologist at the University of California, San Diego. “Almost a hundred years after the Nobel Prize was awarded for this discovery, we still don’t know exactly what they’re for.”;
My knowledge that I’m type A comes to me thanks to one of the greatest discoveries in the history of medicine. Because doctors are aware of blood types, they can save lives by transfusing blood into patients. But for most of history, the notion of putting blood from one person into another was a feverish dream.
Renaissance doctors mused about what would happen if they put blood into the veins of their patients. Some thought that it could be a treatment for all manner of ailments, even insanity. Finally, in the 1600s, a few doctors tested out the idea, with disastrous results. A French doctor injected calf’s blood into a madman, who promptly started to sweat and vomit and produce urine the colour of chimney soot. After another transfusion the man died.

Such calamities gave transfusions a bad reputation for 150 years. Even in the 19th century only a few doctors dared try out the procedure. One of them was a British physician named James Blundell. Like other physicians of his day, he watched many of his female patients die from bleeding during childbirth. After the death of one patient in 1817, he found he couldn’t resign himself to the way things were.
“I could not forbear considering, that the patient might very probably have been saved by transfusion,” he later wrote.

Blundell became convinced that the earlier disasters with blood transfusions had come about thanks to one fundamental error: transfusing “the blood of the brute”, as he put it. Doctors shouldn’t transfer blood between species, he concluded, because “the different kinds of blood differ very importantly from each other”.

Human patients should only get human blood, Blundell decided. But no one had ever tried to perform such a transfusion. Blundell set about doing so by designing a system of funnels and syringes and tubes that could channel blood from a donor to an ailing patient. After testing the apparatus out on dogs, Blundell was summoned to the bed of a man who was bleeding to death. “Transfusion alone could give him a chance of life,” he wrote.

Several donors provided Blundell with 14 ounces of blood, which he injected into the man’s arm. After the procedure the patient told Blundell that he felt better – “less fainty” – but two days later he died.
Still, the experience convinced Blundell that blood transfusion would be a huge benefit to mankind, and he continued to pour blood into desperate patients in the following years. All told, he performed ten blood transfusions. Only four patients survived.

While some other doctors experimented with blood transfusion as well, their success rates were also dismal. Various approaches were tried, including attempts in the 1870s to use milk in transfusions (which were, unsurprisingly, fruitless and dangerous).

Blundell was correct in believing that humans should only get human blood. But he didn’t know another crucial fact about blood: that humans should only get blood from certain other humans. It’s likely that Blundell’s ignorance of this simple fact led to the death of some of his patients. What makes those deaths all the more tragic is that the discovery of blood types, a few decades later, was the result of a fairly simple procedure.
The first clues as to why the transfusions of the early 19th century had failed were clumps of blood. When scientists in the late 1800s mixed blood from different people in test tubes, they noticed that sometimes the red blood cells stuck together. But because the blood generally came from sick patients, scientists dismissed the clumping as some sort of pathology not worth investigating. Nobody bothered to see if the blood of healthy people clumped, until Karl Landsteiner wondered what would happen. Immediately, he could see that mixtures of healthy blood sometimes clumped too.

Landsteiner set out to map the clumping pattern, collecting blood from members of his lab, including himself. He separated each sample into red blood cells and plasma, and then he combined plasma from one person with cells from another.

Landsteiner found that the clumping occurred only if he mixed certain people’s blood together. By working through all the combinations, he sorted his subjects into three groups. He gave them the entirely arbitrary names of A, B and C. (Later on C was renamed O, and a few years later other researchers discovered the AB group. By the middle of the 20th century the American researcher Philip Levine had discovered another way to categorise blood, based on whether it had the Rh blood factor. A plus or minus sign at the end of Landsteiner’s letters indicates whether a person has the factor or not.)

When Landsteiner mixed the blood from different people together, he discovered it followed certain rules. If he mixed the plasma from group A with red blood cells from someone else in group A, the plasma and cells remained a liquid. The same rule applied to the plasma and red blood cells from group B. But if Landsteiner mixed plasma from group A with red blood cells from B, the cells clumped (and vice versa).

The blood from people in group O was different. When Landsteiner mixed either A or B red blood cells with O plasma, the cells clumped. But he could add A or B plasma to O red blood cells without any clumping.
It’s this clumping that makes blood transfusions so potentially dangerous. If a doctor accidentally injected type B blood into my arm, my body would become loaded with tiny clots. They would disrupt my circulation and cause me to start bleeding massively, struggle for breath and potentially die. But if I received either type A or type O blood, I would be fine.

Landsteiner didn’t know what precisely distinguished one blood type from another. Later generations of scientists discovered that the red blood cells in each type are decorated with different molecules on their surface. In my type A blood, for example, the cells build these molecules in two stages, like two floors of a house. The first floor is called an H antigen. On top of the first floor the cells build a second, called the A antigen.
People with type B blood, on the other hand, build the second floor of the house in a different shape. And people with type O build a single-storey ranch house: they only build the H antigen and go no further.
Each person’s immune system becomes familiar with his or her own blood type. If people receive a transfusion of the wrong type of blood, however, their immune system responds with a furious attack, as if the blood were an invader. The exception to this rule is type O blood. It only has H antigens, which are present in the other blood types too. To a person with type A or type B, it seems familiar. That familiarity makes people with type O blood universal donors, and their blood especially valuable to blood centres.
Landsteiner reported his experiment in a short, terse paper in 1900. “It might be mentioned that the reported observations may assist in the explanation of various consequences of therapeutic blood transfusions,” he concluded with exquisite understatement. Landsteiner’s discovery opened the way to safe, large-scale blood transfusions, and even today blood banks use his basic method of clumping blood cells as a quick, reliable test for blood types.

But as Landsteiner answered an old question, he raised new ones. What, if anything, were blood types for? Why should red blood cells bother with building their molecular houses? And why do people have different houses?
Solid scientific answers to these questions have been hard to come by. And in the meantime, some unscientific explanations have gained huge popularity. “It’s just been ridiculous,” sighs Connie Westhoff, the Director of Immunohematology, Genomics, and Rare Blood at the New York Blood Center.;
In 1996 a naturopath named Peter D’Adamo published a book called Eat Right 4 Your Type. D’Adamo argued that we must eat according to our blood type, in order to harmonise with our evolutionary heritage.
Blood types, he claimed, “appear to have arrived at critical junctures of human development.” According to D’Adamo, type O blood arose in our hunter-gatherer ancestors in Africa, type A at the dawn of agriculture, and type B developed between 10,000 and 15,000 years ago in the Himalayan highlands. Type AB, he argued, is a modern blending of A and B.

From these suppositions D’Adamo then claimed that our blood type determines what food we should eat. With my agriculture-based type A blood, for example, I should be a vegetarian. People with the ancient hunter type O should have a meat-rich diet and avoid grains and dairy. According to the book, foods that aren’t suited to our blood type contain antigens that can cause all sorts of illness. D’Adamo recommended his diet as a way to reduce infections, lose weight, fight cancer and diabetes, and slow the ageing process.
D’Adamo’s book has sold 7 million copies and has been translated into 60 languages. It’s been followed by a string of other blood type diet books; D’Adamo also sells a line of blood-type-tailored diet supplements on his website. As a result, doctors often get asked by their patients if blood type diets actually work.
The best way to answer that question is to run an experiment. In Eat Right 4 Your Type D’Adamo wrote that he was in the eighth year of a decade-long trial of blood type diets on women with cancer. Eighteen years later, however, the data from this trial have not yet been published.

Recently, researchers at the Red Cross in Belgium decided to see if there was any other evidence in the diet’s favour. They hunted through the scientific literature for experiments that measured the benefits of diets based on blood types. Although they examined over 1,000 studies, their efforts were futile. “There is no direct evidence supporting the health effects of the ABO blood type diet,” says Emmy De Buck of the Belgian Red Cross-Flanders.

After De Buck and her colleagues published their review in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, D’Adamo responded on his blog. In spite of the lack of published evidence supporting his Blood Type Diet, he claimed that the science behind it is right. “There is good science behind the blood type diets, just like there was good science behind Einstein’s mathmatical [sic] calculations that led to the Theory of Relativity,” he wrote.

Comparisons to Einstein notwithstanding, the scientists who actually do research on blood types categorically reject such a claim. “The promotion of these diets is wrong,” a group of researchers flatly declared in Transfusion Medicine Reviews.

Nevertheless, some people who follow the Blood Type Diet see positive results. According to Ahmed El-Sohemy, a nutritional scientist at the University of Toronto, that’s no reason to think that blood types have anything to do with the diet’s success.

El-Sohemy is an expert in the emerging field of nutrigenomics. He and his colleagues have brought together 1,500 volunteers to study, tracking the foods they eat and their health. They are analysing the DNA of their subjects to see how their genes may influence how food affects them. Two people may respond very differently to the same diet based on their genes.

“Almost every time I give talks about this, someone at the end asks me, ‘Oh, is this like the Blood Type Diet?’” says El-Sohemy. As a scientist, he found Eat Right 4 Your Type lacking. “None of the stuff in the book is backed by science,” he says. But El-Sohemy realised that since he knew the blood types of his 1,500 volunteers, he could see if the Blood Type Diet actually did people any good.

El-Sohemy and his colleagues divided up their subjects by their diets. Some ate the meat-based diets D’Adamo recommended for type O, some ate a mostly vegetarian diet as recommended for type A, and so on. The scientists gave each person in the study a score for how well they adhered to each blood type diet.
The researchers did find, in fact, that some of the diets could do people some good. People who stuck to the type A diet, for example, had lower body mass index scores, smaller waists and lower blood pressure. People on the type O diet had lower triglycerides. The type B diet – rich in dairy products – provided no benefits.

“The catch,” says El-Sohemy, “is that it has nothing to do with people’s blood type.” In other words, if you have type O blood, you can still benefit from a so-called type A diet just as much as someone with type A blood – probably because the benefits of a mostly vegetarian diet can be enjoyed by anyone. Anyone on a type O diet cuts out lots of carbohydrates, with the attending benefits of this being available to virtually everyone. Likewise, a diet rich in dairy products isn’t healthy for anyone – no matter their blood type.
One of the appeals of the Blood Type Diet is its story of the origins of how we got our different blood types. But that story bears little resemblance to the evidence that scientists have gathered about their evolution.
After Landsteiner’s discovery of human blood types in 1900, other scientists wondered if the blood of other animals came in different types too. It turned out that some primate species had blood that mixed nicely with certain human blood types. But for a long time it was hard to know what to make of the findings. The fact that a monkey’s blood doesn’t clump with my type A blood doesn’t necessarily mean that the monkey inherited the same type A gene that I carry from a common ancestor we share. Type A blood might have evolved more than once.

The uncertainty slowly began to dissolve, starting in the 1990s with scientists deciphering the molecular biology of blood types. They found that a single gene, called ABO, is responsible for building the second floor of the blood type house. The A version of the gene differs by a few key mutations from B. People with type O blood have mutations in the ABO gene that prevent them from making the enzyme that builds either the A or B antigen.

Scientists could then begin comparing the ABO gene from humans to other species. Laure S├ęgurel and her colleagues at the National Center for Scientific Research in Paris have led the most ambitious survey of ABO genes in primates to date. And they’ve found that our blood types are profoundly old. Gibbons and humans both have variants for both A and B blood types, and those variants come from a common ancestor that lived 20 million years ago.

Our blood types might be even older, but it’s hard to know how old. Scientists have yet to analyse the genes of all primates, so they can’t see how widespread our own versions are among other species. But the evidence that scientists have gathered so far already reveals a turbulent history to blood types. In some lineages mutations have shut down one blood type or another. Chimpanzees, our closest living relatives, have only type A and type O blood. Gorillas, on the other hand, have only B. In some cases mutations have altered the ABO gene, turning type A blood into type B. And even in humans, scientists are finding, mutations have repeatedly arisen that prevent the ABO protein from building a second storey on the blood type house. These mutations have turned blood types from A or B to O. “There are hundreds of ways of being type O,” says Westhoff.

Being type A is not a legacy of my proto-farmer ancestors, in other words. It’s a legacy of my monkey-like ancestors. Surely, if my blood type has endured for millions of years, it must be providing me with some obvious biological benefit. Otherwise, why do my blood cells bother building such complicated molecular structures?
Yet scientists have struggled to identify what benefit the ABO gene provides. “There is no good and definite explanation for ABO,” says Antoine Blancher of the University of Toulouse, “although many answers have been given.”
The most striking demonstration of our ignorance about the benefit of blood types came to light in Bombay in 1952. Doctors discovered that a handful of patients had no ABO blood type at all – not A, not B, not AB, not O. If A and B are two-storey buildings, and O is a one-storey ranch house, then these Bombay patients had only an empty lot.

Since its discovery this condition – called the Bombay phenotype – has turned up in other people, although it remains exceedingly rare. And as far as scientists can tell, there’s no harm that comes from it. The only known medical risk it presents comes when it’s time for a blood transfusion. Those with the Bombay phenotype can only accept blood from other people with the same condition. Even blood type O, supposedly the universal blood type, can kill them.

The Bombay phenotype proves that there’s no immediate life-or-death advantage to having ABO blood types. Some scientists think that the explanation for blood types may lie in their variation. That’s because different blood types may protect us from different diseases.

Doctors first began to notice a link between blood types and different diseases in the middle of the 20th century, and the list has continued to grow. “There are still many associations being found between blood groups and infections, cancers and a range of diseases,” Pamela Greenwell of the University of Westminster tells me.

From Greenwell I learn to my displeasure that blood type A puts me at a higher risk of several types of cancer, such as some forms of pancreatic cancer and leukaemia. I’m also more prone to smallpox infections, heart disease and severe malaria. On the other hand, people with other blood types have to face increased risks of other disorders. People with type O, for example, are more likely to get ulcers and ruptured Achilles tendons.

These links between blood types and diseases have a mysterious arbitrariness about them, and scientists have only begun to work out the reasons behind some of them. For example, Kevin Kain of the University of Toronto and his colleagues have been investigating why people with type O are better protected against severe malaria than people with other blood types. His studies indicate that immune cells have an easier job of recognising infected blood cells if they’re type O rather than other blood types.

More puzzling are the links between blood types and diseases that have nothing to do with the blood. Take norovirus. This nasty pathogen is the bane of cruise ships, as it can rage through hundreds of passengers, causing violent vomiting and diarrhoea. It does so by invading cells lining the intestines, leaving blood cells untouched. Nevertheless, people’s blood type influences the risk that they will be infected by a particular strain of norovirus.

The solution to this particular mystery can be found in the fact that blood cells are not the only cells to produce blood type antigens. They are also produced by cells in blood vessel walls, the airway, skin and hair. Many people even secrete blood type antigens in their saliva. Noroviruses make us sick by grabbing onto the blood type antigens produced by cells in the gut.

Yet a norovirus can only grab firmly onto a cell if its proteins fit snugly onto the cell’s blood type antigen. So it’s possible that each strain of norovirus has proteins that are adapted to attach tightly to certain blood type antigens, but not others. That would explain why our blood type can influence which norovirus strains can make us sick.

It may also be a clue as to why a variety of blood types have endured for millions of years. Our primate ancestors were locked in a never-ending cage match with countless pathogens, including viruses, bacteria and other enemies. Some of those pathogens may have adapted to exploit different kinds of blood type antigens. The pathogens that were best suited to the most common blood type would have fared best, because they had the most hosts to infect. But, gradually, they may have destroyed that advantage by killing off their hosts. Meanwhile, primates with rarer blood types would have thrived, thanks to their protection against some of their enemies.

As I contemplate this possibility, my type A blood remains as puzzling to me as when I was a boy. But it’s a deeper state of puzzlement that brings me some pleasure. I realise that the reason for my blood type may, ultimately, have nothing to do with blood at all.


This article was originally published on Mosaic. Read the original article.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

What happens to the brain when you write

Something that is very interesting to me.. thought I could put it up here so I won't forget. :P

But there was a difference between seasoned writers and novices: The brains of expert writers also showed activity in regions involved in speech. “I think both groups are using different strategies,” Lotze said to Zimmer. It’s possible that the amateurs are watching their stories like a movie inside their heads, but the professionals may use their inner voice to narrate the story instead, explained Lotze.
Source: http://sciencealert.com.au/features/20141107-25864.html 

Actually, before I start writing, I imagine the scenes, the characters and, when I write, I write it so it's like I'm talking to the reader but with a bit more flair (like more fancy words that you don't usually use in everyday speech) :)

There was one more difference. The caudate nucleus, which plays a huge role in activities that require a lot of training, such as music or sports, became activate in expert writers, but not in novices.
Source: same source, I'm too lazy to relink it xD

But I'm pretty sure my caudate nucleus would probably not light up since I don't exactly get training (except from the occasional writing gigs or like my very incoherent blog posts :P). I gotta work on that. :)

The Vamps - Wild Heart

Extremely catchy as well.


Lyrics:
I was walking away,
But she's so beautiful it made me stay
I don't know her name,
But I'm hoping she might feel the same
So here I go again,
She got my heart again!

Tonight we'll dance
I'll be yours and you'll be mine
We won't look back,
Take my hand and we will shine
Oh, oh, oh
She needs a wild heart 
She needs a wild heart
I got a wild heart

Stay here, my dear,
Feels like I've been standing right here for years
My mind's beat up
Tell me that you feel this, and I won't give up
I won't give up

Tonight we'll dance
I'll be yours and you'll be mine
We won't look back,
Take my hand and we will shine
Oh, oh, oh
She needs a wild heart 
She needs a wild heart
I got a wild heart
Oh, oh, oh
She needs a wild heart 
She needs a wild heart
I got a wild heart

And I know it's late, I know it's cold
But come right here, I swear I'll never let you go
The way you move—it's wonderful
Let's do it now, 'cause one day we'll both be old
Oh whoa oh

Tonight we'll dance
I'll be yours and you'll be mine
We won't look back,
Take my hand and we will shine
Oh, oh, oh
She needs a wild heart 
She needs a wild heart
I got a wild heart

Tonight we'll dance
I'll be yours and you'll be mine
We won't look back,
Take my hand and we will shine
Oh, oh, oh
She needs a wild heart
She needs a wild heart
I got a wild heart
Oh, oh, oh
She needs a wild heart 
She needs a wild heart
I've got a wild heart

The Vamps - Somebody to You (ft Demi Lovato)

I like Demi Lovato very much and she just added to this song's charm. This is also very catchy. I often find myself singing along at the 'Yeah you!' part.


Lyrics:
Yeah you!
Yeah you!

I used to wanna be
Living like there's only me
And now I spend my time
Thinking 'bout a way to get you off my mind
(Yeah you!)
I used to be so tough
Never really gave enough
And then you caught my eye
Giving me the feeling of a lightning strike
(Yeah you!)

Look at me now, I'm falling
I can't even talk, still stuttering
This ground of mine keeps shaking
Oh oh oh, now!

All I wanna be, yeah all I ever wanna be, yeah, yeah
Is somebody to you
All I wanna be, yeah all I ever wanna be, yeah, yeah
Is somebody to you

Everybody's trying to be a billionaire
But every time I look at you I just don't care
'Cause all I wanna be, yeah all I ever wanna be, yeah, yeah
Is somebody to you
(Yeah you!)

I used to ride around
I didn't wanna settle down
But now I wake each day
Looking for a way that I can see your face
(Yeah you!)
I've got your photograph
But baby I need more than that
I need to know your lips
Nothing ever mattered to me more than this
(Yeah you!)

Look at me now, I'm falling
I can't even talk, still stuttering
This ground of mine keeps shaking
Oh oh oh, now!

All I wanna be, yeah all I ever wanna be, yeah, yeah
Is somebody to you
All I wanna be, yeah all I ever wanna be, yeah, yeah
Is somebody to you

Everybody's trying to be a billionaire
But every time I look at you I just don't care
'Cause all I wanna be, yeah all I ever wanna be, yeah, yeah
Is somebody to you
(Yeah you!)

Look at me now, I'm falling
I can't even talk, still stuttering
All I wanna be, yeah all I ever wanna be, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
(Yeah you!)

All I wanna be, yeah all I ever wanna be, yeah, yeah
Is somebody to you
All I wanna be, yeah all I ever wanna be, yeah, yeah
Is somebody to you
(Yeah you!)

All I wanna be, yeah all I ever wanna be, yeah, yeah
Is somebody to you
All I wanna be, yeah all I ever wanna be, yeah, yeah
Is somebody to you
(Yeah you!)

Everybody's trying to be a billionaire
But every time I look at you I just don't care
'Cause all I wanna be, yeah all I ever wanna be, yeah, yeah
Is somebody to you
(Yeah you!)

'Cause all I wanna be, yeah all I ever wanna be, yeah, yeah
Is somebody to you
(Yeah you!)

Yeah you!

The Vamps - Last Night

I don't usually listen to boy band-type music like One Direction but somehow, this music is so upbeat that it probably had helped me stay afloat from depression in my job after job routine. lol. Be warned! It's extremely catchy.


Lyrics: 
Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh

I hold my hands up high
And throw my glass into the sky.
But when the morning comes,
We'll never see the sun.

And if the walls close in
Then let's just start it all again.
That's when the evening comes
Oh yeah the evening comes.

Whoa, oh oh oh oh oh
No we're not going home tonight
Wake up the stars are shining
We'll do it all, we'll do it all, we'll do it again.

Wake up in the morning
With the sunlight in my eyes,
No, my head don't feel so bright,
What the hell happened last night?
Yeah last night think we were dancing,
Singing all our favorite songs.
Think I might have kissed someone.
And if tomorrow never comes
We had last night.

Let's shut this party down,
And pull the building to the ground,
Yeah girl let's live it up,
One night is all we got.

Let's dance until we die,
Nobody's going home tonight,
This kiss could be our last,
Come on and raise your glass.

Whoa, oh oh oh oh oh
No we're not going home tonight
Wake up the stars are shining
We'll do it all, we'll do it all, we'll do it again.

Wake up in the morning
With the sunlight in my eyes,
No, my head don't feel so bright,
What the hell happened last night?
Yeah last night think we were dancing,
Singing all our favorite songs.
Think I might have kissed someone.
And if tomorrow never comes
We had last night.

[Bridge 2x:]
We do it all again [2x]
So bring your friends and tell a friend to bring another friend (we had last night)
We do it all again [2x]
By the end of tonight
We can all be friends (we had last night)
We do it all again [2x]
So bring your friends and tell a friend to bring another friend (we had last night)
We do it all again [2x]
By the end of tonight

Wake up in the morning
With the sunlight in my eyes,
No, my head don't feel so bright,
What the hell happened last night?
Yeah last night think we were dancing,
Singing all our favorite songs.
Think I might have kissed someone.
And if tomorrow never comes
We had last night.

Wake up in the morning
With the sunlight in my eyes,
No, my head don't feel so bright,
What the hell happened last night?
Yeah last night think we were dancing,
Singing all our favorite songs.
Think I might have kissed someone.
And if tomorrow never comes
We had last night.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Price check for The Settlers online (Ares server) and Selling Tips

Okay, so I've been playing a bit of The Settlers online (a bit as in I'm halfway to the maximum level of 50 lol... I'm a sort of power player I guess :P but I don't spend recklessly either - am sitting on 1200+ gems) and the AH there - its actual name is Trade Office, TO for short - got me hooked. Being economy-minded, I know that if I can earn enough gold coins there, then my leveling and stuff would be pretty set.

And well, I thought I could share my experience with you guys after a week of scrutinising the TO for the price ranges of various items. I'm probably not playing anymore though but I believe the market is pretty stabilised there. Unless someone with plenty of resources or money to spend decided to inflate the prices. I do not include special items like building deeds and stuff, coz well, those stuff are pretty easy to inflate with all the demand, but so little of supply.

Anyway, you can use this guide as a reference for trading. I've noticed that people are usually more reserved about spending their coins since they are SO hard to get (from quests that is getting harder after level 25). So, in order to know the rates at which people would be willing to trade the stuff you want for your item (that you want to sell), this guide can work as a rather good conversion system.

Also, for new players, take my advice, don't get conned by people. It's good to educate yourself by observing the market trend of items on the Trade Office BEFORE trying to sell anything. You can undercut other people, but don't simply sell off items for 1/10th of their original price, especially not if you plan to play the game for quite some time - you'll need all the leverage you can get. And don't waste the gems either.. you'll need them later on. 

On another note, for new players or players who doesn't care much about events/ event rewards/ decorative items, you should sell all the event quest items or decorative items that you get. And since these stuff can be a bit hard to get, you can get a nice sum of coins (10+ coins per piece is a pretty good deal for some event items. You can also sell decorative items or buffs that you can do without). You can get tens to hundreds of coins depending on rarity.

Furthermore, you should do some calculation in terms of (for example) the number of ores needed for the conversion to bars as well as the individual prices for ores and bars. This rule can also be applied for any produced goods. Taking iron for example, you need 4x ores (plus a load of coal) just to create 1 bar. Hence, it is definitely more worthwhile for you to sell the raw ores themselves for around 100c each 1k stack (total profit 400c) instead of 250c for a 1k stack of iron bar (total profit 250c, excluding the loss you sustain as you have to use your own coal to make bars). See what I mean?

In fact, you can earn even more if you sell the ore refills - you can get them around 1c per 2 iron ore refill... so for 150 iron ore refill = you can get at least 75c... Even more than getting 1k iron ores right? :) Don't even get me started on steel... simply not worth it (unless it is for personal use).

Oh and you may say, building iron mines cost something as well. Yes, you're right. You should include the cost into consideration and it depends on how many ores you can get per mine. For example, currently I can get around 500-550 ores for iron mines. So, in order to sell 1k of iron ores, I'll need to spend 400 tools (around 16c), 500 marble (25c) and 500 hardwood planks (15c). Total cost: 56c for the production of 1k iron ores. So, yeah, after deducting the cost per mine, it's still worth your while to sell your iron ores at around 70c (14c profit!). (and yes, I'm dumb enough to give away my trade secrets lol)

The same goes for the conversion of gold ores into bars (2x ores plus coal) OR gold bars into coins (4x bars + loads of coal to make 1 coin). It's funny to see people buying gold bars at 100c per 50 bars. IT IS NOT WORTH IT... seriously, do your math! You need to buy gold bars at 25c per 100 bars just so you can get 25c back at a lost (coz you gotta supply the coal) lol. So, the only time you can buy gold is definitely 20c per 100 bars. For ores, it should be even less... In addition, considering that each gold mine cost like hell, it's best not to let your gold mine ran out of ore. However, gold mines, IMHO are not very cost-effective especially when you are using those gold to make coins.

Copper bars and ores are easier to calculate since their conversion ratio is 1:1, but do note that you will need to supply your own coal to make those bars. However, from the prices that I see on the TO, the copper ore/bar market is pretty much okay (i.e. reasonable prices with little margin for profit). Though considering that it has very little profit margin, it's not exactly something that I would go into lol :P

The highest profit margin item for the moment (I haven't done an in-depth analysis yet) is possibly water. If you fill your island with wells (the level 1 version which has 1k water in it), you can sell those stacks of 1k water for 5c each... ridiculous turn over if you ask me since the materials to build each well is so darn cheap. :P

Oh and to counter the over inflated prices of marble (75c per 1k marble? Seriously? No, thank you), it's best for you to craft Lonely Marble Blocks (you can find it in the Provision House) using cheap Stones that you can buy off TO at very low prices. You'll need 5000 Stones to convert into 1000 marble and these stones, if you're savvy enough, can be bought at 5c per 1k or even lower (that's at most 25c for all 5k Stones, folks). So, in all actuality, 1k marble should only cost 25c and at most 30c (like the old prices). For hardwood planks though, the prices are still pretty reasonable, so, it's still not very worth it for you to craft Hard Plank Door.

Also, another quick tip, if you're willing to spend gold coins, you can offer very low amounts (like 50% reduced price or more) for stacks of items that are listed at the cheapest price and usually, people will still buy your listing.


Important notice!

Okay, well since the start of this new colony PvP system, the market change at my server (Ares) is huge! Then, I was away for a couple of days and when I returned, what I saw shocked the hell out of me.

Coal used to be priced at around 20c per 1k stack... now it's going up to 70c per 1k stack. Ridiculous! And not to mention, iron ores used to be around 120c per 1k stack and now, it's up to 200c PLUS! And I'm talking about the average price here guys! Simply ridiculous... guess now I'll have to try to press the price down by offering lower prices and non-exhaustible stocks of resources (time to upgrade those resource producing buildings!)

And because of this sudden and large inflation, the check list below no longer applies (I'm not sure whether the trend will stabilise itself at the higher price or whether the trend will drop back to usual/ semi-usual... hence, I will not be updating the price check list until the prices are more stable.)

Price check list (in alphabetical order)

P/S: 'c' stands for 'coin' btw. You can definitely buy anything that is way below the listed prices here. However, this list is definitely, by no means, complete. I'll add more when I get the time, enjoy! :)

And note that prices may fluctuate greatly from time to time and may be inflated by some people gaming the TO (like I do from time to time :P)

Items (per stack of 1000 units) Cheap pricing Average pricing
A Sip from the Kettle 150c 200c
Bread 20c
(if you're lucky, 10c per 1k bread :) )
30-40c
Brew  20c 35-45c
Coal  10c 15-25c
Copper bar below 40c 40c
Copper ore 30c 40c
Exotic Fruit Basket 150c 200c
Fish below 10c 15c
Flour 20c 30c
Gold below 1000c 1000c (1c per gold bar)
Gold ore - -
Granite Priceless, so don't sell and if you buy, be prepared to spend a lot of coins/ items Priceless
Hardwood 10-15c 20-25c
Hardwood planks below 20c 20c
Hide Glue 200c 250c
Horses below 35c 35-40c
Improved Drill Plan 100c 150-160c
Iron bar 120c and below(that's 30c per 250 bars) 150-200c
Iron ore 50-80c 100-120c
Iron swords Below 300c (that's 30c per 100 swords) 300-400c
Love Potion 100c 150-250c
Marble (Inflated prices) 40c 50c
Meat (Inflated prices) 20c 35-100c
Medipack 400c 450-475c
(can go up to very high prices)
Pinewood - -
Pinewood plank 5c 10c
Red Flying Settler Can get very low if you conned a newbie off his/her buff (but don't do that!) 350c 450c
Sausage Around 50c 65c
Stone 5c 10c
Tools 30c 40-50c
Water 3c
(if you're lucky, you can get them at 2c per 1k units)
5-7c
Wheat 20c 30-35c

Also, check out this to learn how to add tables into your Blogger - http://blogknowhow.blogspot.com/2011/01/how-add-table-blogger-blogspot-post.html


Update 12/11/14: Updated the chart since I've noticed that for the Ares server, there's a price hike for a lot of items... due to low supply and high demand.

Update 10/09/14: So, I took almost a whole month off because of a stupid bug that prevented me from logging into my account. But now that I'm back, I'll try to keep this list as updated as I could. :)

Updated 3/10/14: I added a long rant about doing your calculations and also I leaked my trade secrets lol. (Please don't undercut me at the TO? :D)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Downloading videos from facebook

This site is pretty useful - I've used it... once :P ... but it worked brilliantly. And best of all, it's online so you don't need to expose your computer to various malware and stuff in order to install a certain Facebook video downloader.

http://www.downvids.net/

Peter Crowley - Elven Dreams (Piano cover)

Post by Arn Andersson.

The cover is brilliant! :)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Lawson - Brokenhearted (ft B.o.B)

Rediscovered this song today :) Thought I should post it here so I won't lose it again. Awesome melody, the rap sounds awesome too :)


Lyrics:
You're not the girl I used to know
How the hell did you get so cold?
I bet you kick yourself to know
Where I've been since you let me go (yeah)
Now you wanna be with me (yeah)
But you let your colours show
And it's a long way home (home)

Hey girl look at what you started
Played with love got you brokenhearted
I thought you were all I wanted
All good since the day we parted
Now table's turned,
Lessons learned,
You got burnt, yeah
Hey girl look at what you started
Played with love got you broke... brokenhearted

[2x]
La la la...
La la la...
La la la...

I was standing in the dark girl,
But now I'm in control
And we're a million miles apart
But tell me why you sold your soul
'Cause now you are the lonely one
Since you let your colours show
Baby it's a long way home (home)

Hey girl look at what you started
Played with love got you brokenhearted
I thought you were all I wanted (wanted)
All good since the day we parted
Now table's turned,
Lessons learned,
You got burnt, yeah.
Hey girl look at what you started
Played with love got you broke... brokenhearted

[2x]
La la la...
La la la...
La la la...

(Yeah)
(Hey, Lawson, what's up?)
(Yeah)

[B.o.B]
It's funny how the table's turned
I used to go for you but I was not your main concern
(So it burned) I had to let it burn
Expect the unexpected you never know what you learn
You never know what you do or what you'll get in return
See life is like a mission, you only get what you earn
But you would be in attention you really didn't deserve
But now we're feeling vicious
I kicked the bitch to the curb
And you have been booted
That's just how we do it
If I had a remote then you would be muted
But you made your choice and now you feeling foolish
But ask me how I feel
I don't give a mass of two shits (Ha!)

La la la
La la la
La la la

Hey girl look at what you started
Played with love got you brokenhearted
I thought you were all I wanted
All good since the day we parted
Now table's turned,
Lessons learned,
You got burnt, yeah.
Hey girl look at what you started
Played with love got you broke...brokenhearted

La la la...
La la la...
La la la...

Now you're living with a broken heart
Now you're living, now you're living, now you're living with a broken heart
Now you're living, now you're living, now you're living with a broken heart
Now you're living, now you're living
Played with love got you broke... brokenhearted

Friday, July 4, 2014

Theory of a Deadman - Angel

I love this! Excellent song from Theory of a Deadman. :)


Lyrics:

I’m in love with an angel, heaven forbid
Made me a believer, with the touch of her skin

I’d go to hell and back with you
Still lost in what we found.
Worlds apart we were the same
Until we hit the ground

Maybe I’m crazy maybe I’m weak
Maybe I’m blinded by what I see
You wanted a soldier
But it wasn't me
Because I could never set you free
So fly on your own
It’s time I let you go
Go

I’m in love with an angel, who’s afraid of the light
Whose halo is broken but the fight in her eyes?
Walls were built to keep us safe until they’re crashin down
Worlds apart we were the same
Until you hit the ground

Maybe I’m crazy maybe I’m weak
Maybe I’m blinded by what I see
You wanted a soldier
But it wasn't me
Because I could never set you free
So fly on your own
It’s time I let you go
Go

The walls are built to keep us safe until they’re crashing down
Worlds apart we were the same
Until you hit the ground

Maybe I’m crazy maybe I’m weak
Maybe I’m blinded by what I see
You wanted a soldier
But it wasn't me
Because I could never set you free
So fly on your own
It’s time I let you go

So fly on your own
It’s time I let you go
Go


P/S: On a side note, I'm currently extremely busy with my thesis writing, data analysing (sigh), in addition to doing TWO (and sometimes more) part-time jobs which are both equally as exhausting. I suspect that I'm overexerting myself.... oh well, that comes along to being a yes-man to anything that can earn me money I suppose. Anyway, just wanted to say that I'll probably be really scarce around here BUT I will be back! Don't worry! :)