Sunday, June 04, 2006

Some Fun Facts

Here are some world facts you might not know of. If you already know these, Bravo! (These facts are valid for now. They may change in the future)

Did you know that...?

  • The United States is the largest consumer of oil and consumes over 25% of the world's oil! (Yes I'm one of those oil consumers, guilty as charged) Hey just look at President Bush, he even owns an oil company.

  • Canada is the largest oil importer for the US. (Yeah I used to think it's Saudi Arabia) Makes me think why hasn't the US invaded Canada for oil :)

  • The highest altitude city in the world is La Paz, Bolivia, 16,730 feet above sea level.

  • Portuguese, not Spanish, is the most spoken language in South America. (I think you can figure out why)

  • Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa.

  • Indonesia is the largest Muslim populated country in the world.

The books I've read

I've been doing some reading lately. And I've come across these two good books I want to share and recommend for those who want to read.

First, "When Anger Hurts" is a self-help book to help you control anger. Althought some advices in the book are common sense, you can also pick up some points that you can apply to yourself. We are humans and we all get angry. But we can also learn to control it. The key is to not let anger be a habit because of the fact that anger does nothing good but destroy your health. This book also teaches you about personal communication.

The second book, "The alchemist", is an inspirational novel book about a young man who follows his dreams and does everything to achive them.