Những cô gái của tôi. Phần 1.

Một trong những câu nói tôi tâm đắc nhất là “Những người đi qua cuộc đời bạn đều có lý do cả”, những cuộc gặp gỡ ngỡ như là tình cờ đều có khả năng thay đổi cuộc đời chúng ta dù rằng nhiều khi theo những cách ta không dễ dàng hiểu được. Nhưng với tôi, quan trọng hơn những người “đi qua” là những người “ở lại”. Continue reading

The Status Quo Bias: Why It’s so Hard to Change (Or maybe I’m just lazy)

The status quo bias is a term used in psychology to refer to a cognitive effect in which people prefer the “current situation” even when they are aware of the benefits of changing. I first encountered this term while watching an economic course video series from The Great Courses (I like these videos a lot, but recently haven’t had time for them), and I almost shouted out loud “Holy crap, that’s me!” Continue reading

I bought a Kindle and I like it, now what?

(Note: this was posted on my old blog on September 17, 2015)

If you care about Amazon at all, you probably know that they held an event on July 15th 2015 to celebrate the e-commerce giant’s 20thbirthday. This event, suitably named “Prime Day” was advertised to be a “more-deals-than-Black-Friday” shopping bonanza and one of the main purposes was to “lure” more people into the Prime program. The excitement over this unprecedented online July’s Black Friday built up substantially over the preceding weeks and then, burst spectacularly  on social media sites, where people posted all sorts of remarks about the deals being offered.  Despite all this drama and early reports on how Walmart beat Amazon on Prime Day, Amazon has decided to make Prime Day an annual event, enforcing their claims that July 15th has been a sweeping success. Continue reading

Know your fear, and DEAL WITH IT!

Featuring a real story about how I overcame my fear of a professor 😀

(Note: this was posted on my old blog on July 8, 2015)

I just got back in the States a day ago after a long flight and now I’m experiencing some jet lag. That’s why I’m still wide awake at 2 in the morning (and to make up for what’s this’s gonna do to my face, I’m already having a facial mask on). Being alone and awake at 2am makes one think about all sorts of fear, and since I don’t have anything better to do right now, I will share with you some stories about my fear. Continue reading