Friday, March 03, 2006
Sunday, March 14, 2004
You know what? Screw working on my project for tonight. I’ll have the whole morning and early afternoon free tommorrow, is that not right? ;) Instead I’ll do the Saturday Senses, which I forgot to do last week.
Websites: Name a website that:
[taste]:: makes you want to eat.
The lj picturing food community.
[touch]:: makes you feel like touching what’s on your screen.
I’d love to hug any of the soft toys from Disney!
[sight]:: you can’t stop reading.
I can’t stop reading my email! I check it at least twice a day.
[smell]:: that sells any items which have a smell you love. (could be perfumes, candles, food, anything…)
All the bottles and potions from The Body Shop smell great.
[hearing]:: you visit for music reference, or to listen to music, or for downloading music.
I suppose I would visit the Much Music website.
Sunday, February 08, 2004
I actually completed this on a Saturday, for once.
[taste]:: If you could no longer taste any liquids/drinks, which liquid/drink would you miss and which would you be happy not to taste anymore?
I’d miss the taste of water. I find that water has a taste, and it’s always the most refreshing drink for me. I like caffienated drinks too though, so I’d miss coke. I certainly wouldn’t miss the taste of fish soup.
[touch]:: If you could no longer feel physical pain, which kind of pain would you be happy to never feel again (I know all sorts of pain are bad, but choose one that is specifically the worst for you).
I wouldn’t ever want to get headaches. When I get headaches, they hurt so much, it’s like someone constantly pounding on my head. The only way I can get rid of the headache is to lie down and sleep.
[sight]:: If you could no longer read, which part of your life would be most affected? Additionally, look around you and try to imagine how many things you wouldn’t be able to do in the room you’re in if that ever happened.
I like reading for pleasure, mostly fiction, comic books and sometimes magazines. But I also read to learn. If I could no longer read, then it’d affect my life much more than it would if I didn’t have one of the other senses.
[smell]:: Which food’s smell is so much “part of the food” that you’d miss smelling if you could no longer smell anything you eat?
Hmm, after thinking of this question of a while I still couldn’t come up with anything. I guess I’d miss the smell of cooked meat. All kinds, cooked in all ways. Mmmmmm….
[hearing]:: If you could no longer hear people’s voices, whose voice would you be glad not to hear and whose voice would you miss hearing?
This may be silly, but I think I’d miss the sound of my own voice the most. Because if I spoke, and I couldn’t hear what was coming out of my mouth, it would really annoy me. I would be glad not to hear the laugh that someone I know makes - very irritating.
Sunday, February 01, 2004
You go to a job interview and they have you seated in a waiting room for over an hour. In this room there’s a watercooler, a coffee machine, some magazines, candies, crackers, 5 other candidates and the receptionist. It’s the end of the day, you’re tired, really hungry and you have a headache.
[taste]:: You’re so hungry you can actually hear your stomach. There are the crackers and the candies, the coffee machine and the watercooler. All this across the room and the place is really silent. You don’t know how longer you’ll have to wait. Do you prefer being very hungry with a headache or go grab some crackers and candies, maybe coffee and water?
I would get the crackers and candies, and some water, because I think my headache will get worse if I don’t. I assume that they put the food and drink there so that people will take it!
[touch]:: Letï¿½s say you decided to go for the crackers and candies, because you were really starving. How many do you grab? How much is just enough in a situation like this?
I would grab two or three crackers, and one candy. Then I’d take a whole lot of water.
[sight]:: After an hour, you have already looked at all magazines from 1995, your eyes have scanned the room a hundred times and youï¿½re having trouble keeping them open, being as tired as you are. All the other candidates are already gone. What do you do to to avoid falling asleep?
I really don’t know what I’d do, I don’t think I’d be able to think of anything to say to the other people in the room. I guess I would stand up from my chair to keep myself awake.
[smell]:: You are finally called in to your interview. The interviewer hasn’t said a word yet and instead is looking at some papers, maybe your resume. You’re just sitting there and a secretary comes in, puts some papers on the desk, says something quick to the interviewer and leaves. The second she’s gone, you smell something funny and, boy, it stinks big time… It wasn’t you, but you’re sure the interviewer can smell it too and if it wasn’t him, he might be thinking it was you or the secretary. What to you do? Do you say anything?
I love this question! It’s so funny. I’d be soooo embarrassed if that happened to me in real life, even if I hadn’t done anything. I don’t think it’d be professional to blame the secretary, so I’d just smile and say nothing. And try not to think of the smell.
[hearing]:: The interviewer finally opens his mouth. This guy looks really scary and intimidating, but the second he starts talking, you feel an uncontrollable urge to laugh: he talks very fast and has a funny voice that contrasts with his physical appearence. You know you shouldn’t laugh, but you can’t help it and a giggle slips out. How do you handle this?
I’d .... try to turn it into a cough. And look down into my lap or something, I wouldn’t want to be looking at the interviewer. *eek*
You know what? I always tend to do the Saturday Senses on a Sunday. I don’t know why…
Sunday, January 25, 2004
[sight]:: What is the most visual stunning website you know?
That’s a tough one. One I guess is csszengarden.
[taste]:: Can you order any kind of food through the web from where you live? Have you ever ordered?
Nope, I don’t think you can order food here. I know in Toronto there is grocery gateway, but I haven’t ordered from them before.
[smell]:: With the digital scent technology developing, what would you like to smell over the internet and how do you think this will affect how we interact with the web?
Wow! This is the first time I’ve heard of this technology. I don’t know if I’d ever be able to associate a website (like Yahoo) to a certain smell, but it would be nice to smell food, and body lotions and things like that.
[touch]:: How fast do you type and what kind of mouse do you use?
I type somewhat fast. I tried many of those typing tests on the net and they showed ~ 55 - 60 words per minute. I slow down a lot when I have to type in numbers, though.
I am using a Val Gear optical mouse with a scroll wheel. I bought it because it was cheaper than the other ones, and I like it because it’s really light!
[hearing]:: Have you ever paid for downloading music from the internet? Do you usually hear music while you surf the net? What kind? Streaming or local?
I haven’t paid for downloading music before, but I think eventually I may. If I listen to music while I surf the net, it’s usually from my collection of mp3s. But occasionally, I’ll look through the radio library in Winamp and listen to the stations from there.
Monday, January 19, 2004
Here’s the scene: you start walking from nowhere and its completely dark.
[6th sense]:: How do you feel about being in the dark? As you walk, do you feel that there’s something good or bad ahead?
If it’s completely dark? I’d probably be scared, especially if it’s a lonely, quiet, and late at night. Although I’d know that nothing bad would happen, I’d probably be tense and jumpy too.
[smell]:: First you smell something. What is it?
The smell of fear. (From me).
[hearing]:: Then you hear something. Can you identify what it is? Where does it come from? Is it loud? Is it pleasing, scary, irritating?
I’d hear the slight breeze of the wind, and the leaves and branches making a “ssshh, shhh” sound. It’d be scary and make me feel even worse.
[touch]:: Is it cold or hot? What are you wearing? What do you feel beneath your feet as you walk in the dark?
It’d be slightly chilly. I wouldn’t be wearing enough to feel comfortable. There’d probably be leaves on the ground too, so I’d hear them crinkle as I walked over them.
[sight]:: Things start to clear up. What do you see? Where are you? Whatï¿½s around you? Describe your environment. It could be anything, realistic or not.
I’d see trees all around me, I’d be on a road in the wood. Then I’d see headlights, and a car coming from the other direction, but the car would pass quickly.
[taste]:: Is there something in this place that you can drink or eat? What is it? Do you eat/drink it?
Nope. I’d be completely alone.
[touch]:: Now that you can see what’s around you, do you touch anything? How do you interact with this environment?
I’d try to get out of the wood as fast as I could.
[sight]:: You now realize there’s an exit. Do you want to get out or would you rather stay? Why? Describe the exit. Do you leave?
The exit would be just a dim bluish light leading out of the woods. I’d hurry to the exit.
I remember once, in Grade 9, my class went on a trip to the Kawartha Region (near Peterborough, I think). It wasn’t really camping, because we did get to stay in a cabin. Anyway, one night every single one of us had to walk down a stretch of road, by ourselves, in the dark. I was pretty scared at that point, I remember walking really fast so that I could get it over with. When I was given the scene above, I remembered this moment.
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