Saturday, October 16, 2010

He says, she says

He says, she says.  By Dr. Glass

Returning home on an overcrowded subway train, I have flipped over the last page of the book “He says, She Says”.  I managed to hold up the book when other passengers hardly have a space to breathe on the rush hour train. I pine to pen down some of my thoughts and reflections on the worthiness of the book, while it is fresh on my mind. As this reminds me of what our friend Margaret wrote in her latest mail, “Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours”. Margaret credits this quote to philosopher John Locke.
I have a dear friend, and he has confessed to me that he has more female friend than men friends. So he must an exceptional guy, who knows who to talk to woman. According to the book, research have shown that “men tend to seek out men and woman tend to seek out other woman when it comes to maintaining friendships that involve opening up and sharing experiences and feelings. Perhaps the reason for this has been that up until now women have not understood how to talk to men, and conversely, men have not understood how to talk to women”.
   Sex talk difference is a reality that needs to be closely examined and understood. Ignoring the gender communication difference is a potential problem at  personal, professional spectrum.  The book is must read for people who has communication problem with other sex. 

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Liu's win

Nobel Committe turned a deaf ear  to China's threat by awarding Lui Xingbo the coveted 2010 Nobel peace prize. This award is a testament to international communities desire for political and democratic change in China.
It is time for celebration for the Chinese demoracy and human rights dissident, and Lui's win is also a win for Tibet cause.  The following link is a testmonial of Lui's support for Tibet cause.