Who You Calling Pinocchio?





Love Bites



Mother dogs are often seen biting their puppies. Many believe it’s a form of motherly love, instilling discipline. It could also be a form of play or training, preparing the puppy for independence.

Though dingoes are technically not a breed of dog and may have wolfish instincts, they demonstrate the same behavior, even in captivity.

Talk about mother instinct!

(Photo taken at Featherdale Wildlife Park near Sydney, Australia.)

Michelangelo on the Pavement


“The Creation of Adam” at Sydney Harbour.

The original work by Michelangelo has of course been hailed as a masterpiece, painted by the artist on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. Much has been written about the genius of the composition and the originality of its vision.

It’s one of the most replicated works of art in the world, inspiring many artists — including this would-be Michelangelo — to create more than “pedestrian” art.


Best View of Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge for Less Than 10 Dollars


The harbour is really the¬†highlight of¬†Sydney, and there’s no better way to explore it than by taking a ferry.

For less than 10 Australian dollars, one can take a ferry ride from Circular Quay and cross the harbour. Or one can take a day ticket and explore the surroundings, be it nearby Darling Harbour or Manly Beach.

Either way, the Opera House and Harbour Bridge are best viewed from the water.


How Heavy is a Mountain?


According to this calculation, it can be several billion tons. Smart geometry and physics.

But I also like this answer –¬†as¬†long as¬†you don’t try to lift it up, it doesn’t weigh anything at all. It’s like problems,¬†you don’t deny their existence, and you don’t run away from them. You just don’t carry them around.

Science vs. philosophy. Your answer depends on how you see the question.

(Photo:¬†detail of the “Three Sisters” at the Blue Mountains outside Sydney, Australia.)

The Difference Between Wishing and Making It Happen


At its basic meaning, as a noun, a wish is simply a desire or hope for something to happen.

A wish can remain passive, specially in the context of hoping for something unattainable or unlikely to happen.

But wishing can also be a verb, and it takes on a different meaning, when a strong desire is directed toward a purpose.

“There’s a difference between wishing and doing. You can believe in your dreams, but you have to take action to make them happen.”
– Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic was born without arms and legs, and yet he is now a sought-after motivational speaker and bestselling author of several books.

Wishing is good, specially when followed by a choice to take action, even when it is not easy. Sometimes all it takes is to see the world upside down, and what seemed improbable can become attainable, and what was once a wish can become reality.

(Photo taken at the Featherdale Wildlife Park, Australia)