All posts tagged: TED Talks

TEDxAuckland

I’m a huge fan of TED Talks. TED is an acronym for Technology, Education and Design. As much as I love hearing designers or foodies talk about their passions, you can only go so far if you approach life with a certain brand of knowledge. That’s where TED excels. The speakers come from many varied backgrounds and industries. The talks are eye opening and inspirational and I sincerely wish that a once a week TED TV slot existed instead of all the crap they play on TV. If you haven’t heard of TED Talks, please take a look. I believe there is something for everyone. I’m looking forward to TEDxAuckland in a couple of weeks at Aotea Centre, Auckland. The tickets are a very reasonable $80 each for a full day of events. Compared to the $3,000 to 6,000US ticket price that some TED events fetch, this is a bargain. Of course, talks can be found online for free. Yes. Free. More information including speaker line-up and ticket purchase can be found: www.tedxauckland.com For those that …

LBTL Challenge: Day 1

Day 1 Menu 2 slices of toast with peanut butter 1 fried egg sandwich 3 bowls of Chicken congee (rice porridge) I had a big dinner last night and even had seconds before bed because I thought I should. I wasn’t hungry when I woke up still full so bumped breakfast to be eaten at morning tea. Feeling good, but tired. No coffee or tea. Just lots of hot water. The hardest thing today was was lunchtime. I made the mistake of going into the kitchen to top up my water. Someone was having a big plate of lasagna that had been cut up into six pieces. One or two pieces would be enough but he was eating all six pieces for lunch. Hard not to comment on the portions size when you’re feeling hungry, but I really don’t want to be that asshole. I usually hate when people comment on my giant lunches! Tomorrow, I’m avoiding the kitchen at lunchtime. Food Waste I watched Tristram Stuart’s talk The Global Food Waste Scandal last night. …