Saturday, March 23, 2013

Why Quantum Physicists Don't Get Fat by Gregory Kuhn

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Why Quantum Physicists Don't Get Fat
I picked up this book because I was curious. Quantum physicists don't get fat? What made them so special that they don't get fat and us non-physicists did? Don't they live in the same plane as we do?

Apparently, they DO live on a different plane than we do. Not on a physical level, but on a whole, new, revolutionary meta-physical level. Like, seriously. It's like they've got a whole level of science out there that us regular mortals cannot even begin to grasp. (Something like, well, quantum physics, as compared to classical physics. *insert scientific jargon here that I don't understand but would make me seem smart*)

I loved this book, because it presents a new and very scientifically proven way of shedding unwanted weight and staying at your ideal form. It draws real-life experiences and effective solutions with actual proven implications.

Unfortunately, precisely because it's extremely scientific and precise, the common man will not understand it.

I loved it because it's technical and appeals to me - one who loves the thought-revolution this book can inspire.

Unfortunately, it's too technical, and if the ordinary layman were to read this, they'll soon get lost in the jargon and scientific geekiness.

I loved how, instead of looking at outward factors such as metabolism and family food history, it looks within, with the self. It's rather funny, now that I think about it, since it dwells with self-discovery and self-observation - when the common man knows science based on its cold facts and hard figures.

Unfortunately, if you skip the chapters that explain and go directly to the how, you'll get hopelessly lost and think of it as incredibly cheesy (because, in a way, it is). I think you'll inevitably look at the new paradigms the author was talking about, give it a nod, and go back to your regular way of thinking.

I have a feeling that this is better preached personally, as opposed to reading it simply. While the writer is passionate and backs up his way of achieving success with concrete examples, the layman would not yet be able to pick it up, and is therefore lost on him.

However, for science geeks and people who can appreciate the technicality, it's a great read about how the universe would conspire to get what you want.

A nod to the author for a good read (for me), but I think it'll be a while before it replaces the fad diets so popular today. Still, a good start.


Why Quantum Physicists Don't Get Fat by Gregory Kuhn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Monday, March 11, 2013

12 by Manix Abrera

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12 (Silent Comics)
Kahit walang nag-sasalita rito, damang-dama mo 'to, pramis! Tila ipapasakay sa roller coaster ang mga emosyon mo-- iiyak ka, tatawa ka, magagalit ka, gugulong-gulong at mag-oover-da-bakod pa!

Pero hindi lang ito mga kwento ng lungkot at saya; may mga isyu rin gaya ng pag-ibig, pag-hahanap ng sarili, at pagiging kuntento. Minsa'y may elemento rin ito ng pantasya at alamat, pero halos lahat nito'y nag-mistulang napakatotoo sa'kin.

Sarap ulit-ulitin.


12 by Manix Abrera
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Friday, March 1, 2013

100 Kislap by Abdon Balde Jr.

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100 KislapAng bawat isang kwento rito, bagaman may sukat na hindi lalampas sa 150 na salita, ay mayroong natatanging paksa at istorya. Bawat isa sa kanila'y buo sa kanilang sarili. Nakakapagtaka at nakakatuwa, pero totoo.

Medyo may pagkalalim din ang mga salitang ginamit dito; kinailangan ko pang gumawa ng sarili kong talasalitaan n.n; Sa tingin ko, bawat isang salita'y maingat na pinili para makumpleto ang mga eksenang inihain sa'ting mga mambabasa, kaya nararapat lamang din siguro na alamin natin (kahit papaano) ang tunay na kontekstong nais ipahayag ni Balde. Tila nga't tula na ang mga teksto sa librong ito sa sobrang makabuluhan nila-- at ng bawat isang salita nila.

May pagkatakutin ako (gaya ng sinabi ko sa aking pag-rerebyu ng librong Ang Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan), kaya ngayon, lalo't sa gabi, tumataas ang aking balahibo tuwing naaalala ko ang mga kwento ng kababalaghan ni Balde.

Isang napakaintelektwal at nakababagbag-damdaming basa.


100 Kislap by Abdon Balde Jr.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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