Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Put a Shark in your tank...

I read this somewhere and this is interesting....

Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But the water close to Japan has not held many fish for decades. So to feed the Japanese population, fishing boats got bigger and went further than ever. The further the fishermen went, the longer it took to bring the fish. If the return trip took more time, the fish were not fresh. To solve this problem, fish companies installed freezers on their boats. They would catch the fish and freeze them at sea. Freezers allowed the boats to go further and stay longer. However, the Japanese could taste the difference between fresh and frozen fish. And they did not like the taste of frozen fish. The frozen fish brought a lower price. So, fishing companies installed fish tanks. They would catch the fish and stuff them in the tanks, fin to fin. After a little thrashing around, they were tired, dull, and lost their fresh-fish taste. The fishing industry faced an impending crisis! But today, they get fresh-tasting fish to Japan .
How did they manage? To keep the fish tasting fresh, the Japanese fishing companies still put the fish in the tanks but with a small shark. The fish are challenged and hence are constantly on the move. The challenge they face keeps them alive and fresh!
Have you realized that some of us are also living in a pond but most of the time tired and dull? Basically in our lives, sharks are new challenges to keep us active.If you are steadily conquering challenges, you are happy. Your challenges keep you energized. Don't create success and revel in it in a state of inertia. You have the resources, skills and abilities to make a difference.

Put a shark in your tank and see how far you can really go!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

My Sony Ericsson W580i

Everyone is very possessive about their cell phones, not just because you may have some private stuff and not so private stuff in it, but it is a reflection of your day-to-day lives. I know some would let their mind horses loose when i say private stuff but it is open to interpretations :) Coming back to the point that an innate necessity of privacy creeps in when someone is near your phone or even have their eyes glued on to it when it rings (to see who is calling) or on a message beep. I know this is very annoying and people must respect other's privacy...A cell phone has become so much more than an accessory nowadays.

But today my post is not about this. It is about some cool stuff that i can do with my phone. It is a Sony Ericsson W580i Walkman. Apart from the sleek looks, good music output, superb bass boost, a decent camera clarity, it has some not so common features. Particularly for fitness. Yes, it has an auto step count which displays number of steps taken, the distance covered and the number of calories burnt. You can record and analyse the results for a period of a month and it throws up charts and graphs of your performance. It also calibrates it against your height and weight to give you the standards. I have checked the output for distance through my gaadi's distance meter and this thing is damn accurate. All i need to do is to keep the step count on and keep the phone in my pocket! So much to motivate you to go for a regular jog/walk :)