Political Joke

⁣⁣ Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House. One is from Chicago, another is from Tennessee, and the third is from Minnesota. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ All three go with a White House official to examine the fence. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The Minnesota contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures with a pencil. “Well,” he says, “I figure the job will run about $900. $400 for materials, $400 for my crew, and $100 profit for me.” ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The Tennessee contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, “I can do this job for $700. $300 for materials, $300… Read More

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Proverb

Proverb means a short pithy saying in general use, stating a general truth or piece of advice. Here are some Indonesian proverbs said different in English. ⁣ ⁣ Diam-diam menghanyutkan – Still water runs deep⁣ Alah bisa karena terbiasa – Practice makes perfect⁣ Berakit-rakit ke hulu berenang-renang ke tepian – No pain no gain⁣ Dimana ada kemauan, disitu ada jalan – Where there is a will, there is a way⁣ Dikasih hati minta jantung – Give him an inch and he will take a yard⁣ Dimana bumi dipijak di situ langit di junjung – When in Rome, do as the Romans do⁣ Rajin pangkal pandai – Persevere and never fear⁣… Read More

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Mindfulness

You may have heard “mindfulness”, it’s the term that is well-known nowadays but what exactly is mindfulness? And, how can you recognize it and reap its many benefits? Generally, Cambridge Dictionary “[Mindfulness is] the practice of being aware of your body, mind, and feelings in the present moment, thought to create a feeling of calm.” Synonyms for mindfulness include: alertness, carefulness, caution, circumspection, concentration, concern, conscientiousness, consideration and other.. Mindfulness practice has been associated with numerous benefits, and the popularity of the topic in positive psychology means that we’ll probably be seeing a lot more to come, such as: Improved Working Memory Heightened Metacognitive Awareness Lower Levels of Anxiety Reduced… Read More

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Ikigai

recommended old book Ikigai – The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Frances Miralles and Hector Garcia Ikigai: a Japanese concept which is translated as “the happiness of always being busy”. It is the one way to explain the longevity of the Japanese, especially on the island of Okinawa. In Japanese, ikigai is written as shown above combining characters that represent “life”, and “to be worthwhile”. The book starts by explaining the study of 5 blue zones where life expectancy of particular regions around the world is highest. On top, comes Okinawa, Japan. It then discusses the diet intake and similar routine of people from those regions… Read More

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