Smelling the Roses Music Single Release on Spotify

Check out my latest Single release on Spotify!  Smelling the Roses is a pop-rock song depicts a scenario of a soldier who survived a war and was lucky enough to come back to his lover.

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China’s Mars Simulation Base Is Up And Running

In the video right after the break, the video suggests China is planning a mission for Mars in 2020.  I assume they’re planning to send taikonauts to Mars in 2020 since the video is about how they had built a Mars simulation base for taikonauts on earth.  I think this is amazing!  Sending humans to Mars would be a new next biggest achievement for humans outside of earth!  I can’t wait to see this happens in 2020!

How To Fix A Corrupt Country?

I stumbled on a Quora’s question “How do you fix a corrupt country?” and so I decided to give my two cents on Quora in regards to how I think such a country could fix its problems.  Well, I will quote myself fully right after the break.  Nonetheless, you can also visit Quora for this specific answer too, but you may have to go through countless other answers that were given to this same question.

Here I quote myself:

When a country is being weakened by a weak leadership or a weak governance structure — having both would be a disaster — such a country needs to find a way to exert law and order so everyone in the country could recognize a corruptive behavior isn’t acceptable. When people are actually supportive of a measure against such corruptive behavior, the government could slowly gather strength through the recruitment of a strong leadership to carry out the enforcement of rules and regulations to curb the corruptions.

I think many forms of corruption could be very subtle too, and so corruptive agents could actually thrive in almost all governments — doesn’t matter what form a regime is actually practicing. For example, a democratic country is relatively poor, and so such a country will not be able to have strong leadership even though it got a democracy. Without a strong leadership, things tend to slip in and out between cracks, and so the corruptive agents could easily use such opportunity to do corruptive things out in the open.

In a dictatorship regime, corruptive agents in the position of power would be unchallenged since there won’t be enough checks and balances to curb such power. If a dictatorship regime got a weak leadership, the country could experience widespread corruptions that go unchecked. A good thing about the dictatorship regime is that if a country got a strong leader who actually cares for the people, such a leader could use the absolute power to weed out the corruptions really fast and effective. Basically, there are pros and cons to a different form of governance and style of a particular government.

I think to fix a corruptive country, the most important things are to find the right leadership and enhance or rebuild a governance structure so the country could thrive on rules and order. As long the rules and order are making sense and the people could feel safe, then other good things may come eventually. For example, a strong economy is a must for a leader to keep the people happy and healthy. When people are happy and healthy, they tend to do the right things and be supportive of the government. With strong support from the people, the government could exert enforcement to weed out corruptions without much of any opposition. Heck, when a government is being loved by the people, the government could take a lot more risks to achieve its aspirations.

I’m curious anyone else thinks this is the right approach to fixing a corrupt country?  Please leave a comment or two in the comment section if you agree or disagree with my suggestion.  Thanks.

Can You Cope With Small Living Space?

I don’t have to be too tidy and organized because I’m taking for granted of having a big living space in a regular house.  Nonetheless, some people who are having to contend with a much smaller living space would have to be rather tidy and disciplined about their living arrangements.  This is why I can’t imagine how I could cope with a much smaller living space.  It could be hell.

In the video right after the break, the video shows a dedicated couple who converted a school bus into a real living space.

If you don’t have the will and time to build your own school bus house, you could check out the Chinese’s folding home in the video right after this break.

Personally, I hate having to deal with the cleaning of the toilet and stuff like that.  I’m not sure, but I think it could get rather hairy in dealing with the toilet-related matters when living in a much smaller space that doesn’t have the traditional toilet hookup.  If you think this is easy for you, please let me know why you think this is so in the comment section.

Space Elevator or Space Tower?

I asked this question “Japan is planning to be successful in making a first space elevator, can Japan realize this dream? Can space elevator really help us get around in space better than today’s spacecraft propulsion technology?” on Quora and I got an answer with a very cool video which linked by a Quora user Bert Murray.  Check the video out right after the break.  I think you’ll like it, and you could learn something about space too.