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What can you do with a clothes peg? Well, press it of course.

And so began my finger strength training as I was watching the TV last night.... And as I headed back into my room after the TV session, I took the clothes peg along because... Who would miss a single clothes peg right?

As I sat around wondering what to do earlier... My eyes fell on the clothes peg and I used some blu-tack (I always have a little blob stuck on my desk within handy reach) and stuck the clothes peg on the table, laid my hand flat, and tried using my 4th finger and pinky to press on that thing. A handy resistance training tool for your fingers...

And guess what? It confirmed what I already knew - my left fingers are stronger than my right.

And yes, I'm right handed.

Just that now it finally struck me just how much stronger my left hand (or at least, fingers, are.)

Why?

I believe it's because I always have to carry big bottles of bacteria cultures... I usually have three bottles, so it's two in the left, and one on the right. When carrying two bottles in one hand, you take the neck of one bottle with your forefinger and thumb, and the other bottle goes between my forefinger and the middle finger, with the rest of the fingers also closing around the bottle...

The size of the bottles vary, but after all the times of carrying the bottles like this, my left hand can easily carry a 1L glass bottle with 500ml or so of liquid inside as the second bottle - i.e. supported by my middle, 4th finger and pinky. And the time when I tried to do that with my right hand? I could barely do it. Had to stop midway during the short walk to set the 2nd bottle down and pick it up again because I could feel it slipping off. Boy was my right fingers tired.

It's funny how there are some things that as a right hander... My right hand can't do. Why did I pick up two bottles with my left hand and not my right? Maybe cos I want to open the door with my right hand... Then again, no, I usually kick the door open, or if it opens inwards, I'll have to elbow the handle and then kick it open.... *shrugs* no idea.

And well... I can't use my phone properly with my right hand. If it's single handed use, it has to be my left hand. Like typing/swyping (Ok, I use swiftkey though, not swype), my right thumb is way less efficient. How come? Idk... My left hand has always been my phoning hand for as long as I can remember. Makes sense too, like when I'm eating alone. Right hand with the chopsticks, left hand with the phone. For a while I did try... But my left hand basically still can't really use chopsticks.

I still want to teach my left hand to write though. More like... It's been an on and off thing that I've been trying to get my left hand to do since I was in kindergarten. My left hand can write, but really slowly... And if I try to write faster, it basically goes out of control. Not to mention that it cramps quickly.

Yeah... Shall keep it up... Write with my lefty every now and then. Hmm maybe every time I write in my physical diary? Yeah... That would be fun/nice. A short left hand writing section. That'll probably help my lefty improve quickly if I keep up my physical diary writing frequency...

Alright... That's all for now... Maybe later?

August 2017

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