Cozy Winter Time Once Again

It’s the month of December. Winter has come upon us once again! I remembered when I went to Vancouver for a business trip, it was winter time back then. It’s totally freezing outside!

Everyone planning to go out of the house should wear something that will protect them from the snow and the super low temperature. Lots of shops give discounts on winter items just like the Cozy which I stumbled upon while lurking on Facebook. There are lots of great offers on this page and even Cozy Winters Reviews that will give accurate customer insights about their fantastic products and promos.

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Will Derrick Rose Become an All-Star Again?

Since his return to the Chicago Bulls line-up after a barrage of injuries that sidelined him for a long time, people are wondering whether Derrick Rose, NBA’s youngest ever MVP, can still get back to his old All-Star form. My thoughts? A big yes. Well I was partially being logical and partially being hopeful about it since I am a fan of his. Why big yes? It is because I think Rose did all the right things. He took his time. He was very serious and careful about his recovery. He took all the necessary steps in order to fully regain his health. Now that the Bulls has a new coach in Fred Holberg, who’s very much different from Thibodeau, the future seems to be a bit brighter for Rose.

He may not win the MVP award again but I do think he can still put up a string of All-Star caliber seasons. Rose is a very talented basketball player. He’s very athletic and he has a high basketball IQ. He also has the killer instinct and he’s a clutch player. He may need to let go of some explosive moves to prolong his longevity but he may also add some veteran tricks to his arsenal. He should learn from the great NBA players of the past who are not that athletic but are very successful because they are smart enough to hang with the more explosive and stronger players. I could give a couple of names. Steve Nash and John Stockton. You can also add Tony Parker to the list. Dwayne Wade has also tweaked his game a bit. He is a lot less explosive but he has improved his finesse and shooting ability. Many have counted out Wade but look at his numbers now, 20+ points per game in his first few games this season. Rose should do the same thing.

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Eliminating Things Can Be A Very Hard and Daunting Task

I have been an advocate of minimalism for quite a while and yet I still haven’t fully embraced it. I’ve been reading a lot of blog articles about minimalism. I have also followed a bunch of minimalist bloggers and I’ve seen self-help videos about minimalism. But if you were to ask me now as to where I have progressed as a minimalist, I will say I have yet to scratch the surface. That is how far I am towards becoming a full-pledged minimalist.

I still have lots of clutter in my life. I spend a lot on things. I update my car and gadgets frequently. I’ve also been buying a lot of clothes and shoes. I have tons of unread books already collecting dust in our old home. I’ve kept some personal items and other seemingly useless stuff just for the sake of satisfying my “what if I will need this in the future” concern.

So much to eliminate. So much to clean. So much to sort and think about. Seems like a daunting task to me.

And yet I realised, it is quite simple and easy to become a minimalist. Just think of this one key principle. Does this item/object/belonging add value to my life? I can only answer either “yes” or “no” for each item. No but’s and maybe’s. That is the strict rule. My plan is to work on one specific area or clutter at a given time. I will start doing this as soon as possible. I must not procrastinate about this (this one deserves its own blog article).

I’ll keep you informed of my progress.

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Can the New York Knicks Make it this Year?

Carmelo Anthony knows this is the right time. He is feeling very positive about the 2015-2016 NBA season. I wouldn’t blame him for feeling that way because the New York Knicks pretty much had a quite decent upgrade in their roster. This year, they acquired the 7’3, 20-year-old rookie, Kristaps Porzingis as their number 4th draft pick. The kid is very promising, and many are looking forward to him becoming the next Dirk Nowitzki or Pau Gasol. The Knicks also acquired center Robin Lopez, who averaged 9.6 ppg and 6.7 rpg last year with the Portland Trailblazers who will most definitely fit in Phil Jackson’s triangle offense. The Knicks also bagged former No. 2 pick, Derrick Williams, who is yet to have a breakout year, but showed an improved game during the pre-season games. Another rookie will definitely put a spark to the team in the name Jerian Grant, who is the 19th over-all pick in this year’s draft.

It will be a very tough road ahead, but having a deadly scorer in Anthony makes things a bit lighter for the team plus the new set of players who are hungry to bring their game to the next level. But of course, basketball is a team sport, so the players will have to gel and get a good feel of the plays designed for them.

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