Open Forum: McCain vs Obama

October 28, 2008 § 9 Comments

The U.S. presidential election is only a week away. It’s time for a quick prediction derby. Which candidate will win the 2008 presidential election? Obama or McCain? Who do you believe would make a better president? Explain the pros and cons. 

Image Credits: abcnews



October 22, 2008 § 5 Comments

dangerous beauty…


Micronomics: Play Like Tiger!

October 20, 2008 § 1 Comment

Golf is an intricate game. Many studies have found that a professional golfer’s skill level in each aspect of golf (putting, driving distance, short game) have a direct impact on his or her performance and prize earnings.

Imagine you are a professional golfer or at least an aspiring one. You want to know which aspect of golf is most payable so you can refine your game to maximize your prize earnings. Without looking at the actual results, please vote in the poll below. It will be interesting to see how the poll results fare against the actual empirical results.

actual empirical results

*micronomics is not to be confused with micro-economics

Open Forum: National Flags

October 14, 2008 § 4 Comments

I am a big fan of the Olympics. My favorite part of the Olympics is the parade of nations–a showcase of all the countries in the world, their national flags, and the best athletes on earth. One can learn so much about a country’s history and culture just by observing its national flag. A national flag can help inspire a nation; it is the greatest of treasures. This begs the following question:

Which country has the best national flag, asthetically and symbolically? Explain why. 

woody’s ‘waving’ flags

Chrysanthemum: Color of Autumn

October 12, 2008 § 5 Comments

autumn arrives…


More Chrysanthemums

October 12, 2008 § 4 Comments

a symbol of nobleness and virtue…


Culture 101: Gotcha!

October 9, 2008 § 1 Comment

For many decades, Cuba has been a sworn enemy of the United States. Over the years, United States has tried many ways to isolate Cuba hoping to topple Fidel Castro’s regime; most of their efforts, however, have not succeeded. One of the few success stories has been the US ban on all toilet paper exports to Cuba. This has brought indescribable sufferings to millions of Cubans as well as those who visit the country. Cuba is currently enduring a severe shortage of toilet paper. Foreign tourists are often advised to bring their own toilet paper when visiting the country.

Not many Cubans are allowed to travel outside of Cuba. For the few lucky ones, the first thing they would do when visiting a foreign country is to purchase as many toilet rolls as they could possibly afford. I just hope airport customs won’t give them too much troubles.

~Image Credits: wikimedia

Where Am I?

You are currently viewing the archives for October, 2008 at Good Morning, Mr. Simon.