"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


[continuation from the Last Post ~ in connection with the recent launch of a series of new programs intended for parents as well as their school-going kids/teens, under the auspices of 'The House of Creative Brains'.]

To Dilip, learning pursuits should always be fun, irrespective of whether it is an academic environment or in the corporate domain!

Also, a sense of humour & being funny can be very important skills for a student as well as for a working professional.

How to go about it? To Dilip, the only good answer is BRAINTERTAINMENT!

In essence, our brainpower is always the spontaneous firing function of all the neurons in our brain, & more importantly, also the sustained richness of the neuronal networking that ensues in order to keep the brain in peak working condition.

Besides learning & thinking per se, fun games, quizzes, puzzles, humour & laughter often provide excellent ways for our brain to charge up - i.e. brain cells firing! - as well as to relax.

More specifically, Dilip & I feel very strongly that the latter offers us refreshing viewpoints as well as novel perspectives on looking at the world from prevailing realities.

That's to say, with a sense of humour & being funny, we are more likely to see the fun-side or the up-side of everyday situations.

As an example, I love to watch Jerry Seinfeld's 'Seinfeld', Fran Drescher's 'The Nanny', Ray Romano's 'Everybody Loves Raymond', & Charlie Sheen's 'Two & a Half Men', sitcom series on cable television.

Oftentimes, the principal characters may be quirky, & even nonsensical occasionally, in natural disposition, but I always find that each of them has wonderfully unique ways of seeing & tackling everyday situations or problems, even in the face of adversity or opposition from others, including their loved ones, around them.

Sad to say, today's students face a great deal of stress:

- academic performance;
- heavy class scheduling;
- high achievement standards;
- media messages;
- peer pressures;
- family tension, notwithstanding parents' incessant nagging;
- myriad interuptions & distractions from the fast pace of life & rate of technological changes in terms of modern conveniences;

But, do not despair.

Fortunately, we have creativity maestro Dilip who will be more than happy to share with participants varied ways to get more smileage out of your stress-filled life; become more stress-hardy, & to all the students out there, how to take your academic pursuits seriously but yourself lightly!

In summing up this post, I am proud to say that FQ (Fun Quotient) stands in the same ranking positions as IQ (Intelligent Quotient) as well as EQ (Emotional Quotient), when it comes to work, play & learning.

[to be continued in the Next Post.]

[For more information about the series of new programs under 'The House of Creative Brains', please get in touch with Ms. Faye Yeoh via her email]

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