Headache

After 2 days of learning the presentation skill, my head is in pain now. I don’t know why? However, I think it’s because of the overload information as well as the condition of training room for example: lighting, air-temperature or seating position. Right now, I just want to lay my head down and close my eyes.

So I better sleep now and tomorrow I will do all the things that are needed to be done.

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Green-Blue Person

Today I attended the training to improve my presentation skill arranged by my division. The facilitator comes from Singapore who has experiences in this field for more than 20 years. The class consists of 3 days which the first two days focus on how to conduct the effective presentation. Then we will give our presentation on the 3rd day for 13 minutes for the instructor’s assessment.

On this 1st day, we had a game related to determine what color we are? No, it’s not about any Thailand’s political issue. But it’s about which brain portion we tend to use. The brain dominance model developed by William “Ned” Herrmann can be categorized into 4 types in thinking preferences which are:

Analytical thinking
Key words : Auditive,logical, factual, critical, technical and quantitative.
Preferred activities : collecting data, analysis, understanding how things work, judging ideas based on facts, criteria and logical reasoning.

Sequential thinking
Key words : safekeeping, structured, organized, complexity or detailed, planned.
Preferred activities : following directions, detail oriented work, step-by-step problem solving, organization and implementation.

Interpersonal thinking
Key words : Kinesthetic, emotional, spiritual, sensory, feeling.
Preferred activities : listening to and expressing ideas, looking for personal meaning, sensory input, and group interaction.

Imaginative thinking
Key words : Visual, holistic, intuitive, innovative, and conceptual.
Preferred activities : Looking at the big picture, taking initiative, challenging assumptions, visuals, metaphoric thinking, creative problem solving, long term thinking.

Referred to WikiPage

The instructor put color for each type which are blue, green, red and yellow for analysis, sequence, interpersonal and imagination respectively. The result from the game showed that I am a green-blue person with some yellow. I was kind of surprised of the outcome because of its correctness. I like organizing and planning as well as logical thinking. For yellow, I like all of the innovative and challenging ideas. And I’m not quite good at the interpersonal skill as I don’t have red in the game’s output.

When the instructor described my thinking process and he said something like ‘me as a robot’. It totally amazed my colleague and me since I has been called ‘Robot’ by my teammate before.  Frankly speaking, I like when people call me Robot because I like robots since they are so cool! However, I also know that my weakness is my too much straightforward communication. Sometimes I talk to people and make them feel bad without my acknowledgement. Therefore I am trying to improve this personal habit which I believe that I should be able to get better. Of course, I still talk what in my mind but I will try to observe other people’s feeling more before I speak to them. Moreover, I would like to put the softness in my talks as we don’t have to talk our mind aggressively.

I believe that the content we want to convey is still the same but it’s up to how we efficiently deliver it to the different groups of listeners. So besides knowing our brain color, we should perceive what color others own as well. Consequently, we can choose what way we will interact with them to get the better communication.

Danny the Champion of the World

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This book ‘Danny the Champion of the World’ was the 1st one by Roald Dahl that I read. I remembered that it was very entertaining and touching. It made me want to read book written by him more and more. I don’t know why the publisher didn’t use the  illustration that always comes together with Roald Dahl’s books. But its pictures were designed and drawn by Thai artists. Its Thai name wasn’t directly translated from the English title, but Thai title could be translated back to English as ‘Do you want to have father like mine?’ This book was published back in 1988 as the 4th time. Its price was 45 Baht (around 1.5 USD).

Disconnected

The weekend almost passes here in my timezone. Tomorrow will be Monday, and I have to work as always. Recently, I have felt that I’m getting to detach from somethings. Whenever the weekend arrives, I feel like I go out of town. But I actually just stay at home or do some activities in Bangkok.

I believe that my weekends start at an evening of Friday, which I has an hour piano class. After that, I will connect myself to the Internet and start to do some routine stuffs. On Saturday, I’d like to stay at home to read books or play games or watch DVDs or take an afternoon nap. When it comes to Sunday, I’ve just started a new art class because I want to be able to do watercolor paintings. The class takes 3 hour on Sunday morning and then I will have lunch with my friend. We sometimes go shopping but not so long because I just want to go home so I can take some rest before working on Monday.

My weekend activities aren’t special or anything. I also still access the Internet via my iPhone, iPad or notebook to read my Facebook wall, WordPress blogs, and some subscribed websites. However, I’ve felt like I was in another town or the different world. I think I’m disconnected from the normal world that begins from Monday morning to Friday evening; the world contains a lot of fast movements, talks, thoughts, plans and etc. While the world on weekends just go in the slow-to-normal speed. I don’t have to be in hurry all the time. And it’s a bit scary for me which I don’t know why. But I think it’s good to get this disconnection. Perhaps it shows me that I haven’t mixed up my works and my leisure times for a while. Yep, it should go on like this until the next time that I will be busy with my job and need to work on weekends again. Hopefully, it will not arrive so soon.

Daily Prompt: Musical

What role does music play in your life?

It should be the no brainer question for me, shouldn’t it? Since I can truly speak of myself as a Music Lover. However, I just can’t sum up the role that music play in my life as easily as I thought.

I think I could say that I can’t imagine how my life would have been if I can’t listen to any songs in the world.

Seems to exaggerate?

But I feel exactly like that about books and music in my life.

I need the sound of music for my everyday life: driving, working, walking, reading or writing this blog. Sometimes, music helps me to sleep when I’m in the unfamiliar places. When I am down at the bottom of the pit, I just get better by listening to songs from my favourite artists.

I’m always happy when my loved artists make amazing songs. Also, I’m always enthusiastic to discover new artists whom I never listen to, and I will be joyful if they have made such great songs. The good music can provide me a small happiness that I could often touch.

I’m grateful to all of artists in this world when they produce such awesome works. I don’t care what languages in their songs because I can related to their sound. I could listen to and like songs in Thai (my language), English (I can understand), or having no clue about it: Japanese, Chinese, Korean, French, Italian, or even incomprehensible words (Sigur Ros), and etc. I think music is the borderless art which listeners are able to interpret meaning by themselves.

So for me, I can say that music has been an essential part of my life. And I just feel terrific that I am so in love with Music like this. A lot of thanks to anyone who has created and developed music to the Worlds. Genuinely appreciate it.

Winter in my heart

Every time I listen to this song ‘Winter in my heart’ in the new album ‘The Carpenter’ of the Avett Brothers, I feel like I’m drawn into the song itself. Its lyrics are so sad yet very beautiful. It seems that I can feel the sorrow underneath. I can picture the story of someone behind this song. I think sometimes we could have this kind of feeling.

It must be winter in my heart
There’s nothing warm in there, at all
I miss the Summer and the Spring
The floating, yellow leaves of Fall

A million colors fill my eyes
The Roman candles and the stars
Calendar says July 4th
But it’s still winter in my heart

They say flowers bloom in Spring
Red and Golden, Blue and Pink
They say seasons turn in time
Theirs are changing, why won’t mine?

It must be winter in my heart
There’s nothing warm in there at all
I miss the Summer and the Spring
The floating  yellow leaves of Fall

The air in there is frigid cold
I don’t know what the reasons are
The calendar says August 1
But it’s still winter in my heart

They say flowers bloom in Spring
Red and Golden, Blue and Pink
They say seasons turn in time
Theirs are changing, why won’t mine?