Blink

blink

I’ve been reading this book courtesy of Karen from work and it’s been helping me to uncomplicated my life. It’s Blink by Malcolm Galdwell and I highly recommend it if you haven’t read it already. It explores the first impressions we get when we sense something is “off” and I wish I had read it earlier and saved myself the trouble of going about it the traditional way.

Friend a.k.a. fiend: I have sliced you and found you wanting. Hypocrite. Backstabber. I think I’m much better than you coz at least I don’t talk shit behind your back.

Ex-girlfriend: I don’t think patching up is the solution coz the problem lies with me, not you. There is no saving the relationship, coz the greatest of the Four Horseman is the root of our problem. I’m sorry.

Taking advice from a book might not be the best decisions out there, and I’m sure many people (including my fiend) would have a lot to say about that but yeah, see if I care. You’re full of shit, and people smart enough to see that can slice you and see right through you.

Regular non-emo sixthseal.com programming will resume after I eat dinner. ;)

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19 thoughts on “Blink”

  1. Haha..i just met u at the entrace of the lift..ya going out ..am going in. Will give u a shout next time if i see u around..

  2. coincident: OMG! You not only live in the same condo, but at the same block?!?!?
    You’re not on my floor are you? I didn’t really notice anyone when I was walking out? You mean ground floor right? I was nodding at the guard.
    Yes, do say hello when we bump into each other again. WTF so many people living in this condo one? :)

  3. i’m on the 7th though….don’t think u r of the same floor. In fact i was in the same lift with u quite a few times if i’m not mistaken. Dude..u know what ? we r from the same home town as well..haha

  4. Tan Yee Hou: Buku ini bodeh didapati di mana-mana kedai buku besar-besaran seperti MPH, Borders dan lain-lain. Buku kawan saya dibeli dari Kinokuniya.
    Harap maklumat ini membantu anda. Minum! ;)
    coincident: Coincidence indeed! Same hometown to boot. Okay, you probably know which floor I’m at if you’ve been in the same lift going up. :)
    Shh…I don’t reveal where I live.
    Say hello next time ya, it’s good to meet you. :)

  5. /me laffs at HB & Coincident hehe…i think i will act like Coincident too if i ever stumble into u. Kinda shy to say hi =) Sounds like a good book, but i’m not a fan of self-help. Sorry to hear about the fiend. I have fiends too, unfortunately. Maybe everybody does.

  6. Pixeldoll: No lah, I’m very easy going one. Do say hello if you bump into me, it’s always nice to get to know more people. :)
    It’s not self-help per se, I’m not into self-help too. It’s about how we can intuitively sense something/someone is “off” or not right within a couple of seconds and it’s usually correct.
    Fiends eh, ya, everybody has one (or more). :)

  7. Mellissa: Blink is much better. It’s very intriguing. I love stuff like this. My friend is getting a Psychology degree so I love the books from her. =D

  8. You should check out Outlier too by the same author. When i read Blink, it was an eye opener and totally awesome and as for Outlier needles to say… Anyway, enjoy reading ya… cheers

  9. aww *hugs* hope you’ll be fine soon
    just get that aka off asap
    about your ex, find the best in you so she won’t worry bout you too much
    good luck dude

  10. Guccimamasan: Will do, I love his work. :)
    WEEN: Hmm…interesting, but I don’t really swing that way.
    BLue: It’s like cancer, gotta cut if off before it spreads. ;)
    Consider it radiotherapied. :)
    Thanks Nath!
    bongkersz: Haha! True that one.
    What is life without drama or emotion eh?

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