Whenever you’re walking along, or sitting watching people go by, once in a while start thinking up compliments for people that go past. It’s a good exercise to harbour a positive mindset. We’re so geared to criticise and judge others, especially those with different fashions/styles, or those we don’t find physically attractive. This helps you get out of that habit. And if you already generally think lovely thoughts about people anyway, it’s still a nice way to pass time :)
Myna Bird Holds Conversation in Japanese This amazing bird mimics Japanese with uncanny skill. The boys at Rocket News were kind enough to provide a translation.
Abe-chan: Good morning! Owner: Good morning to you. Abe-chan: I’m a good boy, aren’t I? Owner: You sure are. Abe-chan, I’m going out. Can you look after the house? Abe-chan: Sure. Owner: Really? You’re amazing. Be good, Abe-chan. Abe-chan: OK, I will.
It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon.