Wednesday, January 14, 2009



Pagi ni sampai office buka email dulu dan this message aku teringin nak share ngan hampa semua..

An interesting experiment

A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that thousand of people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

Three minutes went by and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried up to meet his schedule.

A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping continued to walk.

A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.

The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.

In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the best musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth 3.5 million dollars.

Two days before his playing in the subway, tickets for Joshua Bell's performance at a theater in Boston were sold out and the seats averaged $100.

This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of an social experiment about perception, taste and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be: If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing.

Moral of the story is in bold. Bestkan? Persepsi cam ni banyak kali terjadi pada ramai orang. Kita tak tau nak appreciate god given talent seseorang tu. Sometimes even family members kita pun kita tak leh nak appreciate.

Well...some people they just don't know how and who to appreciate kan? Apa nak buat. Sedih pun ada, kesian pun ada bila memikiorkan orang yang macam ni. Depa just take for granted je. Kalau orang atau family take for granted kehadiran kita dalam hidup depa pung...camana rasa? Dulu mungkin tak rasa...semakin tua ni semakin sensitif, maka akan lebih terasa...Renungkan lah..

Lagi satu berita nak share cos benda ni kebanyakkan house hold ada..So baca dan ambik iktibar dari cerita ni....

A 26-year old guy decided to have a cup of
coffee. He took a cup of water and put it in the microwave to heat
it up (something that he had done numerous times before).

I am not sure how long he set the timer for, but
he told me he wanted to bring the water to a boil. When the timer
shut the oven off, he removed the cup from the oven. As he looked
into the cup, he noted that the water was not boiling, but instantly
the water in the cup 'blew-up' into his face.
The cup remained intact until he threw it out of his hand but all the water had
flown out into his face due to the build up of energy. His whole
face is blistered and he has 1st and 2nd degree burns to his face,
which may leave scarring. He also may have lost partial sight
in his left eye.. While at the hospital, the doctor who was
attending to him stated that this is fairly common occurrence and water
(alone) should never be heated in a microwave oven. If water is
heated in this manner, something should be placed in the cup to
diffuse the energy such as: a wooden stir stick, tea bag, etc. It is
however a much safer choice to boil the water in a teakettle.

General Electric 's (GE) response:

Thanks for contacting us. I will be happy to assist you.
The e-mail that you received is correct. Micro waved water and other
liquids do not always bubble when they reach the boiling point. They
can actually get superheated and not bubble at all. The superheated
liquid will bubble up out of the cup when it is moved or when
something like a spoon or teabag is put into it. To prevent this
from happening and causing injury, do not heat any liquid for more
than two minutes per cup. After heating, let the cup stand in
the microwave for thirty seconds before moving
it or adding anything into it.
If you pass this on .... you could very well save someone
from a lot of pain and suffering.

With Kind Regards
Michael JS Tan


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