Friday, February 27, 2015

The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress

I see a periwinkle blue dress with olive-gold brown stripes. The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress By Adam Rogers 02.26.15

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Socionics LII INTJ-Ne

According to Olga Tangemann (School of Associative Socionics), I'm an LII-INTJ-Ne subtype. I asked her in her Associative Socionics Facebook group if I could be closer to a Ne or Ti subtype because the result of my Pattern Test came up as either or, giving me an overall reading of my Psychodynamic Profile as either an LII with a Static profile (ILE subtype) or Introverted (ILI subtype). I should add that LII is Olga's assessment of my basic type, based on online consultation, because my Associative Test result was actually EII INFJ. Back to subtypes, her assessment was that I'm more likely an intuitive Ne subtype (Static profile, Superego-Id) because I'm unsure between Ti and Fi (Thinking vs Feeling) functions but seem confident about being Intuitive over Sensing. This is true, even according to MBTI test results which indicated strong intuition, sometimes at 100% or close to it. So it's my intuition that has made me come up INFJ, since LII INTJ and EII INFJ are close types sharing the intuitive function.

So there you have it. Not that I mind being a Rational type, but after all this, I will probably still wonder why I'm a Thinking/ Logical type and not a Feeling/Ethical type, or at least why I don't look like a Feeling type to others.

Related links:


PINK MANHATTAN Socionics LII-Ne INTj: The EII INFj mistype, Subtypes, Duality

Added on 3/14/2015, the update of all updates! I'm an EII INFJ subtype EIE ENFJ! Take the Socionics Nonverbal Test

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Socionics LII INTJ-Ti

I retook the Associative Socionics Pattern Test again and got Introverted Profile as my Psychodynamic profile for the second time, which makes 2/3 for a Ti subtype and one Ne subtype for my LII INTJ type.

Super-Ti, huh? I had read somewhere one can also have no subtype. I'm still trying to find out why my type is always on the border of EII INFJ if I'm apparently super logical as per these tests.

Related link: PINK MANHATTAN Socionics LII-Ne INTj: The EII INFj mistype, Subtypes, Duality

Update 2/25/2015: PINK MANHATTAN Socionics LII INTJ-Ne

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Malta is only EU country not to join coalition on IS

Malta is only EU country not to join coalition on IS - February 12, 2015 Times of Malta


Related links:

Ad providam on Wikipedia

Sovereign Military Order of Malta on Wikipedia

Knights Hospitaller on Wikipedia

Maltese Cross on Wikipedia

Swiss Guard on Wikipedia

Knights of Malta -

Zurich Files

Zurich Files - Switzerland, Knights Templars and Nazis - A short story about Switzerland, the Knights Templars and their hoard, Crusades, Freemasons, the Nazis and obedient gnomes


Related links:

World War II -- Brought to You by Nestlé's Candy - The Swiss didn't just hang on to Holocaust victims' bank accounts. They used them to bankroll Hitler's war machine. Jonathan Broder,

The Great Pyramid Angle - Gary Osborn

Knights Templar on Wikipedia

The Knights Templar by David Hatcher Childress,

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Musicology Performing Arts Center

Fred Kimmel, musician, music instructor and creator of Fred Kimmel's Rock Band 101 performance program which has its roots in The Bronx, is featured in this inspiring Verizon segment about a music school for all ages based in Long Island. Young singer and multi-instrumentalist Claudia Kimmel shares her experiences at Musicology alongside other talented musicians and her dad.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Monday, February 09, 2015

My Valentine's Day nails (plus how to avoid nail polish remover)

I reported here and on my PINK MANHATTAN Tumblr nail blog that I stopped using nail polish remover because it was too drying for my fingers. Since I started removing nail polish with nail polish, I’ve solved this problem. However, I just learned that using a top coat to remove polish is also drying. Pictured here is NYC Extra Shiny Top Coat, but next time, I’ll try using a regular clear polish like NYC Grand Central Station to compare.

As for my Valentine’s Day nails, after much deliberation, I think I’m going with a French manicure with a clear coat instead of traditional pale pink. I used to find the look of a French manicure garish but it’s grown on me; I find that it can be clean and attractive if done right. I used tape for stencils but I think getting a white nail pen might make doing the tips even easier. Just when my nail blog couldn’t get more boring, I might have a bunch of sheer and clear polishes to show you soon.

Update: Read my review of NYC Grand Central Station posted on Feb. 11, 2015. I didn't try using it to take off my nail polish because I'd read that fast drying polishes are also drying for the skin.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Monday, February 02, 2015

My February 2015 Top Favorite Perfumes List

It's been a long while since I updated my perfume favorites list, so I hope you'll enjoy it even if they haven't changed an awful lot. These days, I circulate just a couple of scents per season, usually sticking to one for an extended period of time till I move onto another one. Currently, I wear some fragrances that I found to be a little strong during the warmer months, as well as my top favorite by Creed which I enjoy more when it's not so cold but still find very pleasant and clean.

February 2015 Top 10
1. Jean Paul Gaultier Madame
2. Creed Virgin Island Water
3. Cacharel Gloria
4. Bath & Body Works Coconut Lime Breeze
5. Guerlain L'Instant
6. Britney Spears Fantasy
7. Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Eau de Camelia Chinois