20180812-13 香港至青森日記


事前準備係藍十字,今年保費貴咗啲。8月12日下午4點零鐘到機場Terminal 1 接機大堂A16 counter攞WIFIBB蛋,點解用佢,純粹鍾意試嘢。今次減到137蚊10日,so far so good,掋玩。不過論方便,始終用sim卡好,唔使又多樣重嘢又要叉電又要按金1K,下次會試自由鳥遨遊SIM


正想話wifibb個map其實唔太清楚,去到都要搵,諗住搵個香港機場map方便大家,唔搵尤自可,一搵真係把幾火,要幾難睇有幾難睇,紅圈位置我估係啦吓,有錯唔好打面。


時間尚早,自然去lounge觀光一吓,話說我拎住張priority pass幾年都冇乜點用,呢個喺terminal 2嘅lounge係第一次。


然後估唔到咁啱撞到同學仔嚟開機場~


坐UO622 18:05 香港 至23:15 羽田,自然地delay你啦,hkexpress app係冇提的,只有機場app有。(另,hkexpress web page做唔到online checkin,唔知點解,但佢個app又可以,跟住發現有做internet checkin條隊短好多好多,而且快好多~)


又係遠到喊嘅202出發,不過雞髀仔開心,亞媽就開心~


唔知佢delay,事先叫咗2個焗豬扒飯,1個牛肉飯,係size細少少,味道出奇地唔差。


用嘅係HK Express U-FLY,估佢實DELAY架喇,諗住懶醒book機場入面酒店,點知低b的我冇諗清楚,第一次羽田落機,book咗國內機terminal 2 間東急excel,之後自然要等shuttle轉返去國際幢。人行要30分鐘呀,唔好學我咁豬兜,要BOOK都要ROYAL PARK呀。豬兜的事陸續有來~


睇乜都冇用,去到都成點,乜SHUTTLE都冇曬。


唔講唔知,以往的士明明600-660起跳,上車竟然490,司機話年半前左右只係減個minimum,過咗個費用就不變,最後搭咗2250YEN由國際幢搭返去酒店。


酒店正常開到喼,補眠一陣冇要求。

8月13日

由於飛機又冇JR PASS咁掋,但佢預約席又低B地只能早一晚9:00PM前人肉出現去攞飛,咁結果就梗係要一朝早去排隊。而國內機TERMINAL 2係冇得換PASS的,又要搭返shuttle bus去國際幢喇。然後…


開6:45AM,7點到已排長龍,條隊企10分鐘都冇郁過,仲寫明只能換PASS,不能BOOK車位,建議你搭去MONORAIL總站浜松町就可以訂埋預約席云云(留意JR PASS包埋MONORAIL的,咁而家就要自費位位490搭去浜松町)


懶得又排多次隊,於是自費…7:35左右去到就發現佢係開8:00AM嘅,HOMEPAGE有講,但我本來冇諗住喺度換嘛。咁咪再自費搭去東京站,山手線啫,3條友比多幾百YEN好過咁遲。


終於到,東京站人都唔少,諗住又瀨嘢,但好在效率唔低,我哋趕到JR東北新幹線 はやぶさ5号 新函館北斗行(8:20am),只可惜遇啱8月13日-19日的お盆,全日FULL咗只可以企位。


正式悶到抽筋…係悶到拉筋,車上有嘢食嘢飲醫肚有廁所。


連呢啲都影?係,資訊是我的賣點,哈哈。


到喇,早排係睡魔祭,所以周圍都係呢啲嘢~


日航酒店放低嘢,跟住仲有時間。


補:日航酒店啲guide booklet其實做得幾靚幾唔錯,禽日睇返酒店外面呢舊嘢,原來係1984年青森嘅水喉水係全國最好飲攞奬,德國雕塑家Gerd Knapper造嘅紀念碑。(入面仲有介紹歷史、輕津工藝等,我哋呢啲淺度急行遊~哈哈)


行經物產館,去車站食嘢。


睡魔之家


好一般~


食完喺青森站訂埋之後嘅指定席,有得坐喇。


跟住搭青い森鉄道去浅虫溫泉站嘅浅虫水族館,係個好偏僻嘅地方,唔好以為有條溫泉大街。


買咗3館共通券~


水族館比想像中嚟計都唔算細同幾多嘢睇,又有採珠體驗同好近睇到海豚。


大概4點回程,鄉郊嘅風景~


青森車站又唔少歷史照片。


跟著梗係忍唔住試蘋果批。


蘋果,周圍都係蘋果。


八甲田丸係架退役嘅青(森)函(館)連絡船


入面有好多嘢睇,包括重現百幾年前嘅青森市場嘅模型


同埋成架船都係參觀部份


甲板風景~


然後再去返アスパム青森物產館,一次過買咗萬幾YEN手信,點知回港都好似唔多夠,要去樂天補貨。頂層自然又係360度觀景台。


本來諗住喺度食埋有景飯,薯自然唔like又魚又海鮮嘅鄉土料理,於是去返連鎖店山內農場。估唔到最好食係麵屎同青瓜。


比起雞,呢個都好味,但香港嘅蠔餅更好味。

好眼瞓,返酒店,房間冇特別冇影,都有3張床唔算細的。

人間白老鼠之EMS Training@BodyExpress

由於越嚟越肥,頂自己唔順,咪google吓personal trainer諗住做返運動。
上上星期走咗上BodyExpress試玩,wow,覺得好掂呀。

首先,咩係EMS training?自己睇
quote佢:
原理
最初 EMS (脈衝電流刺激訓練)被 NASA 運用在太空人進行太空探索時的肌肉訓練,在無重力環境下,肌力相對流失更快,必須透過高科技強化肌肉。
模擬人體大腦生物電信號,將信號級中低頻率脈衝電流通過汗腺導入技術傳輸到運動神經。
調節肌肉收縮強度 、時間和規律等,指揮同組肌肉群協同工作。
發展肌肉力量。
幫助改善肌肉軟組織傷病。
減脂塑型。」

咩掂?先嚟做過分析…唉唉唉:我屋企個Tanita脂肪磅長期冇偷懶,一直話我知我脂肪比率已達恐龍級數,今次更加事實擺在眼前:

慶幸仲合格,但年紀大機器壞,瑜伽又就唔到時間,近來先每日做幾分鐘plank。肌肉流失啦,脂肪積聚啦,我連BEFORE AFTER果張BEFORE相都唔想影上嚟,必須減fat操肌肉,練到馬甲線再post。

另,muscle-fat analysis 我而家係C,希望練到D,即增加肌肉減少脂肪。

咁能夠斷症啫,係咪可以下藥呢?
同網上睇嘅一樣,要除曬衫包括內衣褲換咗佢套黑色Trek Suit,再著件濆濕水通電外套,企上部機學Basic Squat,我真係做過瑜伽連無影凳都坐唔好。

部機可獨立調校每個位置電流:


小鮮肉靚仔教練(佢嘅身體分析攞成90分,體脂肪得11%)就按照最基本呢啲動作,不斷教同鼓勵我做(其實係虐待…佢好啱做)。電流嚟4秒停4秒,感覺似睇龍珠果啲重力訓練,幾分鐘開始索氣,流汗,然後肌肉一如佢所講痛咗3日。由於網上睇研究話train muscle快見效又近office,啱我呢啲要返屋企同仔做功課,又join咗。(基本上我好易Sell,而佢哋直頭唔Sell,Nice。)

今次再裝埋呢個MY NET DIARY控制卡路里吸收。上星期五去第二次,之後book定routine一星期兩次。教練講過,就算唔講都知,齋train muscle唔控制diet唔會瘦,今朝磅重,輕咗係預料之內,竟然連脂肪比率都下降埋(都唔知幾耐冇見過…),實在太滾動喇 TT,(wordpress點解冇EMOJI)希望今次唔好三分鐘熱度啦。(衰格地畀咗錢係好啲!)

專注力不足與認知訓練系列之二

由於PowerBrainRX「免費」認知能力測試,(留意6歲以上先係),咁梗係又約嚟玩咗。

同類嘅TEST可以喺Cognifit搵到。

報告都講得好details,起碼同我預計嘅近似,佢係聰明轉數好快小朋友,聽覺記憶力更高(都解釋到點解14個月大就可以哼歌仔),但專注力就…


呢幅圖由powerbrain啲小冊子度嚟,專心係學習嘅第一步,好難唔同意。
直到目前呢點,我基本上都係覺得唔買都睇吓,份報告係話到一啲你小朋友嘅能力畀你聽嘅。同埋consultant亦都幾溫柔解釋得幾詳細。當然,佢哋始絡係商業公司,訓練內容要保密,佢都畀咗一個例子我嘅,有啲似你係Lumosity搵到嘅免費遊戲。咁,訂價當然係唔會平,但我問咗好多意見都話每堂幾百至數千元係呢類私營治療嘅門檻。

好,然後,如果真係有留意薯淘同雞嘅朋友,應該知我份人成日寫攻略。我用還原水「醫好咗」我嘅原發性血小板增生,數據正常當好啦吓,實情係少飲水就會上返,反正要keep住check。

於是就去睇一大堆嘢,好很攰,but seems promising!呢個list應該會繼續expand落去~

了解4項專注力
大致係呢啲:
Types of Attention
Sustained attention is the ability to focus on one specific task for a continuous amount of time without being distracted.

Selective attention is the ability to select from many factors or stimuli and to focus on only the one that you want while filtering out other distractions.

Alternating attention is the ability to switch your focus back and forth between tasks that require different cognitive demands.

Divided attention is the ability to process two or more responses or react to two or more different demands simultaneously. Divided attention is often referred to as multi-tasking.

關於 brain / cognitive training 嘅研究時間好短,甚至比還元水仲短。PowerbrainRX套方法係由美國LearningRX為亞洲人,尤其香港學童修改而嚟(因為要寫中文字,難過英文字母好多咁話,背後理據如何,邊個改,點樣改唔知,反正你又搵唔到原本嚟對比架喇。)


我諗呢個viedo大概可以簡介吓brain training係做乜。大概就係好似鍛鍊二頭肌等你肌肉發逹後可以舉重少少嘢一樣,鍛練你個腦相應腦區。香港呢邊consultant話衝動行為,執行能力不足係前額葉嘅觸突呀連結呀發展得唔夠,佢話透過1對1鍛練就可以增加返呢啲觸突同連結。(嗱,你唔需要去做MRI住,反正唔好期望佢哋講嘅嘢係金科玉律,幾權威嘅人都會錯,我唔係SELL你嘢,冇責任幫你check埋真假。)

咁,如果想睇多啲,可以由喼神入手…啩。LearningRX創辦人。
Dr KEN GIBSON


係,上去做TEST,consultant都好樂意免費送呢本書仔,入面有獨立研究報告指出上完LearningRX各方面能力提升3幾年咁話。

另外佢研究所Gibson Institute都有幾十年呢啲research內容summary
例如最新呢篇Jedlicka, E. (2017). LearningRx cognitive training for children and adolescents ages 5-18: Effects on academic skills, behavior, and cognition. Frontiers in Education, 2(62). doi: 10.3389/feduc.2017.00062
重點:梗係話有效,留意湖池係私立,又唔係話排最top果啲學府。

更多關於間公司嘅:
2013年3月31日
LearningRX Insider Secrets: How to Negotiate a Better Price from LearningRX
重點:
According to one LearningRX insider (who’s contributing under the name Former LRX), despite the company’s claims that its programs benefit nearly every student, the LearningRX program “helps some a lot, some a little, and some not at all…”
“LRX gets good results for those students who work hard and stay focused on training, who have fun through the process,” writes Former LRX.
“Signing up is the right answer as long as you do so with your eyes wide open. That’s why I am here, because I don’t think most parents have their eyes wide open.”
雞髀仔去TEST果日就好開心,佢其實只要有奬pocketmon嘢就好開心,成日問我幾時再去上。

員工點睇
重點:似乎員工幾like公司,不單單為錢。

其他關於認知訓練:

Neuroplasticity 神經可塑性(未睇呀)

2013年02月01日
港大參與研究發現「專注力不足/過度活躍症」的非藥物治療療效存疑
http://www.hku.hk/press/c_news_detail_9186.html
重點:冇詳細講係邊種認知訓練嘅內容。

2014年10月20日
A Consensus on the Brain Training Industry from the Scientific Community
針對美國o既brain training industry,實有業者吹到天花龍鳯,所以有堆科學家出嚟插話呢啲嘢冇用架。

2014年12月17日
127 Scientists Challenge the purported brain training consensus released by Stanford Center for Longevity
但好難得嘅係,同年年尾有另外一堆科學家,更確切係neuroscientists神經學科嘅專家出嚟反駁。

The OPEN LETTER
重點:佢哋覺得有得拗,有啲人有得著,唔應該因為業界誇張失實完全否定brain training

Media Guide on LearningRx Settlement with the Federal Trade Commission
重點:FTC曾經告過一堆BRAIN TRAINING SERVICE PROVIDER,而LearningRX搵返位去反駁,講成件事點settle,照計間嘢目前仍然未執笠,即係有理由相係可能work嘅。

D. Expert Validation of LearningRx’s Substantiation
LearningRx’s substantiation has been reviewed by Dr. Howard Wainer, Distinguished Research Scientist with the National Board of Medical Examiners, retired Professor of Statistics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, former Principal Research Scientist with the Educational Testing Service, and author of numerous articles and books on statistics. See Dr. Wainer’s analysis and findings, along with his curriculum vitae. He concludes that:

(1) Research other than RCTs, including powerful observational studies, can and commonly do provide “evidence to estimate causal effect”;

(2) LearningRx’s observational and randomized controlled studies “all support the credibility of the claims made that those trained using the LearningRx approach markedly increased scores on IQ tests and, more particularly, on sub-scores of those tests”;

(3) Randomization was not feasible for the small subgroups, such as TBI, autism, and dyslexia, but “with effects as consistently large as was being observed, the decision to go forward, as was done, was both ethically and scientifically preferable. Within the constraints that exist, therefore, there is convincing evidence supporting the claims of efficacy made.”
In sum, LearningRx’s efficacy claims are well-supported by the pre-post data from the many thousands of students who have completed the program, RCTs, the expert opinion of an eminent statistician, and the scientific literature with regard to the claims of correlation between cognitive ability and academic, financial, and athletic achievement.

佢哋自己做嘅更多independent support (冇人知係咪真係independent)

但brain training只有幾十年,其實佢哋啲研究結果已經比還元水吸引少少,雞髀6歲,等debate到佢7、8十歲?大量testimonial話work,但即使2015年亦繼續有研究話冇乜明顯效果,但依然改善咗working memory:
Cognitive Training for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Meta-Analysis of Clinical and Neuropsychological Outcomes From Randomized Controlled Trials

另,繼續搵落去,更多腦部訓練電腦遊戲推介:

其中呢個耶魯大學研發嘅ACTIVATE™
好似幾吸引,仲繼續研究緊有冇效:
Cognitive computer training in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) versus no intervention: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

咁,其實已經同意雞髀去PowerBrainRX上堂,再睇吓點。問咗會唔會有咩可以喺屋企畀佢做,consultant話唔使,但我笨唔係浪得虛名嘅。
6 Brain Training Exercises for Children and Teens
重點:教家長喺屋企幫吓佢哋,睇落都幾合理。
3. The Concentration Game. Activities to improve memory and concentration are important for all of us! For younger children, you can take a few of their toys and line them up. Then cover them and take one away. See if they can tell you which one is missing. You can also have them try to remember short lists of familiar objects in the home. Try remembering them forward and backward. For older children and teens, try putting random objects in front of them for 15 seconds, then remove the objects and see how many they can remember. Start out with five and keep increasing the number as they master the task. You can also help auditory memory by giving them a random list of numbers or words orally and having them repeat them. Start with only 2 or 3 and work up from there.
對雞髀咁差嘅visual short-term memory好似幾有用,可以試吓。