cup of coffee

found this short story today and i thought i’d share:

Life is The Coffee

group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to
visit their old university professor. The conversation soon turned into
complaints about stress in work and in life. Offering his guests
coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot
of coffee and an assortment of cups – porcelain, plastic, glass,
crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite – telling
them to help themselves to the coffee.

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said:

you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving
behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want
only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and

“What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup,
but you consciously went for the best cups and were eyeing each other’s

Now consider this: Life is the coffee and the jobs, money
and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and
contain Life, and do not change the quality of Life. Sometimes, by
concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee God has
provided. So, don’t let the cups drive you … enjoy the coffee

what nationality are you really?

a very interesting test – here
Turns out I’m:
1 Japanese
2 French
3 Polish

living abroad, me and my friends raise this subject a lot. What makes
you Polish/British/Any? And how does it matter/change/keep when you’ve
lived abroad for a long time? Do you get more/less national? Do you
want to adopt the new nationality? Or you try just to fit in? Or do you
fit in regardless of what nationality you are? I seem to have an
immense interest in what goes on in Poland: noting the decline in
politics right now – and at the same time swearing that Poland’s the
greatest place EVER!!

inside living cells

really impressive animation of what goes inside a living cell from the Harvard Research Lab – here
we didn’t have such smooth things at our uni :) this is a stunning visual
the pace of bioinformatics development is quite scary..

driving licence – theory test

i’ve passed!!! hoooorayyy!!!!!
34/35 in multiple choice and 60/75 in the hazard perception
sooo relieved..
on i go with driving lessons then :D

word of advice: it’s well worth signing up for the dsa’s online theory testing, as those are THE TESTS
also.. watch a LOT of those hazard perception videos..

feelin’ gooood again :)

you know. .. the big ’30’ is coming round.. well, still well away, but
you know what i mean. and you start thinking about the things you
haven’t done yet, but would have liked to..

read this:
It never gets easier than now
that’s what it is.. i started excersing in march, and now i’m glad to
say i’m in a good form and can jog for 35 straight minutes easy. 35
minutes! unbelievable to me back in march. only took 4 months to get in
good shape. surely that means i’m still young :)