Monday, June 24, 2013
Having a flatmate is very convenient for many people as you could share rent payments, some services and hopefully good company for a while... but it could become into a nightmare quite easily... So I have decided to write down this post to understand a little bit the situation I lived for a while and what I needed to take into consideration at the moment of considerate sharing my place with somebody else.
|Sadly I couldn't find this guide in time...|
Eventually, when I decided to start living with somebody I was in a relationship which it doesn't quite match the description of 'having a flatmate' (although sometimes relationship deteriorate into just having a flatmate and not a couple... but I am not going to go deeper into that subject).
I always thought that: "If I am going to be sharing my place with a someone, it has to be my friend!" hence the relationship with that someone was supposed to be easy going, having conversations during those shared moments together but everyone having their own separate life.
On the other hand, having a stranger as flatmate seemed to be appealing as well, as someone new meant getting to know new people, different social circles and possibly different appreciation of life as a whole.
And I needed a little bit of help recovering my finances while paying a yearlong contract that I had signed just two weeks before the separation. I was in a pickle but I didn't want to change to much my environment while I was adjusting to my new life.
|People... look around, the world has become a complete mixture of cultures, ethnicities and preferences.|
Accepted it or become a hermit!
Within three weeks my good friend became just the person I was sharing my unit but I still had the intention of get along with it, not getting on her way and ignoring her nasty eventual comment on "Why I haven't found a job?" followed closely with "… this country is shit, this air is shit... this <fill the blank space> is shit".
|Certainly I did not get to this point (thankfully!) but notes like this were comment in my place.|
- All parts involved need to understand that privacy is going to be an issue.
- Respect has to be a key element in this type of relationship. If you have your space and don't want somebody else trespassing it, then draw the line to define your preferences with the rest of the members.
- Some common ground needs to be established. What expenses are you going to be paying and what's fair for all.
- Be open about others ideas. If you don't share the same ideals or believes you don't have to insult others because of it.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
|One of the migraine monsters in my head - by Migraine Chick|
|Lots of food contains magnesium... but is hard to absorb by the body.|
You might need to use supplements.
- Magnesium Orotate (Excellent source of magnesium)
- Magnesium Amino Acid Chelate (Pretty good as well)
- Magnesium Citrate (Low in magnesium but is absorbed almost entirely)
- Magnesium Chloride (good)
- Magnesium Lactate (Is moderately good, but you have to avoid it if you have kidney problems)
- Magnesium Glycinate, Malate, Taurate (this is the only source of magnesium that can be mixed with calcium)
- Magnesium Sulfate (this is one of those that are pretty cheap)
- Magnesium Carbonate (The CHEAPEST you can get… pretty bad as supplement… excellent as a laxative)
- Magnesium Oxide (this is also known as magnesia, it can prevent reflux and be used as a laxative… but isn’t great as a supplement)
Any mineral or vitamin is best absorbed during the morning, given the magnesium is hard enough to get in your system, try having it early in the morning with fruits and plenty of water. Avoid multivitamins as well as all of those have calcium in it.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Many people of first world nations think about the third world as a series of slums/poorly coordinated nations directed by a bunch of dictators; the stereotypical representation of a banana republic... and I know, I know... generalisations are usually wrong but the idea with this post is to share my point of view of those lessons rich/developed nations should always take into consideration about small societies from the third world.
- Nothing lasts forever - Anonymous
- Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity - Albert Einstein
- The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people - Martin Luther King Jr.
|This is the chaos star (designed by Snoopydoo) the perfect symbol of chaos.|
The symbol represents forces pushing outwards of a circle (not on this drawing) breaking the balance of things.
|The Yin/Yang symbol represents the balance... |
but in order to maintain it both parts needs to swim around each other.
(Drawn by Chinese Ranger)
Albert, you said it perfectly after you realised how humans used your discovery of the formula of energy to build bombs.
Venezuela is a country so dependent of its wealth that has forgotten it won't last forever and it has decided (actively) any kind of investment on any other source of income such as its people.
It has become a nation where its politics seek a way to secure power and become richer and faster without thinking of future generations, feeding chaos into the destruction cycle of those systems created by previous delegations of countrymen.
Is difficult not to establish a comparison between the Venezuela I knew and the nowadays Australia (the so called Land of Plenty), when walking down the streets I overheard somebody criticising the government followed by a "but you know what? I don't care... we will be fine." or when you turn on the TV and listen to people trying to 'protect' as much as they can the carbon industry of Australia because their retirement depends on it instead of proposing new ways to generate wealth or develop this nation... I know, I know... is not as bad as the rampant corruption, street gangs, daily violence and number of death Venezuela suffers at this moment... but my parents didn't think the current situation of the country that was known as "the Switzerland of America".
Still think the voice of just one person doesn't make a difference? Take a look to the following video...