17 Aug, 2021
Since I recognized my body has been regressing functionally, I have to be serious about some decisions, such as being disciplined, sleep on time, eat on time. I was surprised or not really surprised to see this outcome. It was from a year of inactivities and stresses at work and pandemic. I also found out about the mouth muscle was somehow not listening to my commands. If you’re a second language learner, you’ll probably experience similarly when practising pronunciation.
The reason why I lost momentum is I had sports injuries, unfortunately. I have to rest but I can do brain exercises.
The best place to start learning how to remember is a simple system that will enable to practise creating vivid images - Lynne Kelly
Everyone can do it. Everyone can rapidly develop the ability to create memorable pictures in their heads. However, it doesn’t mean you don’t have to do anything. The first thing is to invest some time into organizing a piece of big information into chunks of information that flow in a logical order. By logical order, it’s not talking about the philosophy of logic, from premises to conclusion. something makes sense to you, sometimes only you. In western countries, many people would use alphabetical orders. Unfortunately, Chinese does not have some orders like alphabetical orders. Chinese was not made for this purpose, you’re welcome to disagree with me. During 1950, linguistics before PRC invented a new system based on the English grammar due to the Hundred Days’ Reform. The learning system is also based on time, i suppose.
Another key to the system is the association mentioned by Dominic O’Brien. It’s the foundation for any memory method. In other words, our brains like to spot on similarities between objects in the universe.
Lynne’s visual alphabets is based on animals and humans. however, I found out that you can use anything to form visual alphabets. Last week i went on holiday with friends, and we played games in the car on the way to climbing. the games were to name objects on the basis of categories. We tried cars, fashion brands, countries. In this case, let’s try the same way Lynne did.
Let’s start with the superhero genre.
I started with 26 rows and 2 columns with values of Marvel and DC.
I just got A,B,F,I,J,S done. 7 characters. I still have 45 characters to go.
However, animals are not my strength.
20:56 - I went for cooking and I noticed my shrimp I bought a few days ago got the dark spot. having quickly googled, it was because of the enzyme process causing oxidation in the shrimp. I actually had no idea about the word enzyme.
/ˈɛnzʌɪm/ the whole process is called the biochemical reaction. An enzyme is a substance produced by a living organism acting as a catalyst.
I’m not sure about how to memorize this information but the best way is to extract some keywords and make them into bullet points.
Anyway, I went on the Marvel website. It’s great that they have a tab called character.
the characters I added were as follows:
- Black widow for the B
- Captain America for the C
- Loki for the L
- Vision for the V
- Wanda Maximoff for the W
- Spider-man for the S
- Taskmaster for the T
- Red guardian for the R
- Deadpool for the D…
My approach would be to select those I know in the first column and those I’m interested to know in the second column.
Tomorrow, I’d read their backgrounds and make slides about them.
Good night, everyone!