30 days challenge

I know it is not an original idea, but it is a good one.

Easier to achieve a 30 days challenge than just a change in behavior. A 30 days challenge can become such change if successful (and makes sense).

So, what is my first 30 days challenge?

Spend less!
I have recently started using Zaim application to monitor my weekly/monthly spendings.
I don’t monitor the entire family spending, but what I spend for Lunch, Coffee, dinner and drinks with friends.

It is very helpful, but I feel I can do better.
I don’t need to have coffee at 10:00AM, when I had one at home (and there is Coffee in the office).
I don’t need to have that 3rd drink, extra dish.

Just cut the “Extra”. Easy, right? But how do I monitor the “Savings” of this challenge. still not clear.

(challenge is not effective while in business trips and work related functions)

News report – or are reporters biased

Was watching BBC world news report on an Anti-Coup rally in Bangkok when the reporter said something that annoyed me:
“It will be very interesting to see how long the army will allow this rally”

Translation (by Avi): “I really hope the army will intervene. It will look great on TV”

I may interpret it wrong, but it did sound to me like the reporter wanted something to happen, to be able to report a conflict, to be in the news.

Just in case, let me tell you how I would have reported it : “As this rally is illegal, there are concerns on the army actions”.

Army dispersing a demonstration is not “Interesting”.