| We Have Moved!
Time flies, and before I knew it Ivan is now 32 months and Izac 14 months. Have neglected this blog for ages! Anyway, I have started blogging again. If you feel like following my kids' progress, pls visit them here ---> (click).
On another note, I will continue updating this blog when I have time, and it will mostly be posts about chaplang (mixed up) things that happen to cross my mind... *kekeke*.
Anyway, see you there!
| USD20 Worth of Time
|I got this email from a friend, thought I'd share it here with all of you.
A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year-old son waiting for him at the door.
"Daddy, may I ask you a question?"
"Yes sure, what is it?" replied the man.
"Daddy, how much do you make an hour?"
"That's none of your business, why do you ask such a thing?" the man said angrily.
"I just want to know, please tell me, how much do you make an hour? pleaded the little boy.
"If you must know, I make $20 an hour."
"Oh," the little boy replied, with his head down. Looking up, he said, "Dad, may I please borrow $10?"
The father was furious, "If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed, think about why you are being so selfish. I work long hard hours everyday and don't have time for such childish behaviour."
The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door. The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy's questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money? After about an hour or so, he had calmed down, and started to think he may have been a little hard on his son. Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $10 and he really didn't ask for money very often.
The man went to the door of the little boy's room and opened the door. "Are you asleep, son?" he asked.
"No, daddy, I'm awake," replaied the boy.
"I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier," said the man. "It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here's the $10 you asked for."
The little boy sat straight up, smiling. "Oh, thank you daddy!" he yelled.
The, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills. The man, seeing that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, then looked up at his father.
"Why do you want more money if you already have some?" the father grumbled.
"Because I didn't have enough, but now I do," the little boy replied. "Daddy, I have $20 now, can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow, I would like to have dinner with you."
Isn't that true. So many of us are so preoccupied with work these days that we do not stop to smell the flowers, much less slow down to spend some time with our own kids. We need to keep in mind that they will not remain kids forever, and sooner or later they will grow up and leave home.
| Silly Kids
|Yesterday morning as I was driving to work, I met a silly kid on the road. I was taking a left turn slowly, as it is a kampung area where I normally take a shortcut to go on to the NKVE. As I turned, I saw 2 kids, one on a bicycle and one on foot, walking towards my direction, quite to the middle of the road. They saw me coming and started to inch to the edge of the road. The kid on foot then decided to be stupid, and pushed his cycling friend outwards, towards the road, towards the oncoming traffic (which is my car). Now how silly can you get? I know that it is just meant to be a joke, but what if...?
Then as I was coming home, again taking the shortcut to get to my house, there's another silly kid taking a "deadly" chance. He obviously saw me coming, albeit slowly; but he decided that he'd rather risk his life crossing in front of a car than wait another few seconds when he could have crossed over safely.
Hrmmm... I'm just wondering, how will my kids behave next time when I'm not with them. Not so reckless and stupid I hope...
| The Z-List Tag
|This tag is easy, so just do it. Copy and paste. *heehee*
The premise is simple: Write a post, and copy and paste my list from below into it. Make sure the links are active and correct. If your blog is on that list, remove it because your post isn’t about self-promotion. Don’t worry, because if your name is on mine, it’s on others and will spread. Add your favourite deserving blogs to the top of the list (not compulsory). Publish the post. People will notice the incoming links, and hopefully write their own z-list posts. The result will be that we all get more links pointing to our blogs, and more readers - got to be good!
1) Create a new post on your blog.
2) Copy and Paste the entire list of blog links below.
3) Add any blogs that you want to include near the top of the list. (Optional)
4) Include the blog where you first got the list from, on the list in your post.
5) Do not include your own blog links on the list in your post.
6) Make sure that all links are copied intact.
7) Publish the Post.
Jutz 1 Blog
Musings of a New Mommy
Home Office Women
Owen of Ugh
Jules is Utterly Geek
Internet. Serious Business
Blog About Your Blog
Monetize Your Blog
Make Money On The Net
Successful Online Money Making
Turn One Pound Into One Million$
Work At Home Blog
Blogging For Beginners
How to earn money online?
Money Money Money
Money Making Quest
Mike's Money Making Mission
Time to Budget
Can I Make Big Money Online
Flee the Cube
Blogging to Fame
Million Dollar Experiment heads Down Under
Quest to make money on the internet
Kumiko's Cash Quest
Shotgun Marketing Blog
Being Peter Kim
Pow! Right Between The Eyes!
Billions With Zero Knowledge
Working At Home on the Internet
Two Hat Marketing
The Emerging Brand
The Branding Blog
Drew's Marketing Minute
Tell Ten Friends
Flooring the Consumer
The Copywriting Maven
Scott Burkett's Pothole on the Infobahn
Logic + Emotion
Branding & Marketing
Popcorn n Roses
On Influence & Automation
Servant of Chaos
iHola! Oi! Hi!
Shut Up and Drink the Kool-Aid!
Women, Art, Life: Weaving It All Together
Social Media on the fly
| Long Long Tag
|Got tagged by Jacelyn. I was thinking of skipping it, but then decided against it *hehe*. There are too MANY questions here...
1. Are your parents married or divorced?
My mum's remarried, dad's passed away when I was 2.
2. Are you a vegetarian?
3. Do you believe in Heaven?
Yes, where I can meet God.
4. Have you ever come close to dying?
5. What jewellery do you wear 24/7?
Necklace with pendant and a ring.
6. Favourite time of day?
After dinner and before bedtime, it's family catch up time :D.
7. Do you eat the stems of broccoli?
Yes, that's the best part of the whole broccoli.
8. Do you wear makeup?
9. Ever have plastic surgery?
11. What do you wear to bed?
Singlet and shorts.
12. Have you ever done anything illegal?
Speeding, taking short cuts, you name it, I've done it.. err, except stealing la.
13. Can you roll your tongue?
14. Do you tweeze your eyebrows?
15. What kind of sneakers?
Err.. which ever brand that looks nice on my small feet.
16. Do you believe in Abortions?
When there is no other choice.
17. What is your Hair color?
Dark brown, want to dye it soon.
19. Do you snore?
Hopefully only when I'm extremely tired. No one's ever complained before.
20. If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?
Europe & USA.
21. Do you sleep with stuffed animals?
Nope, allergic to dust.
22. If you won the lottery, what would you do first?
Invest part of it and go shopping / traveling with the rest.
23. Gold or silver?
Gold, can bring when "chau lan" (running for life) during war *hahaha*.
24. Hamburger or hot dog?
25. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Nasi lemak. Love it!
26. City, beach or country?
Country. Feels cosier :).
27. What was the last thing you touched?
My notebook and the mouse.
28. Where did you eat last?
29. When’s the last time you cried?
30. Do you read blogs?
Can never get enough of them.
31. Would you ever go out dressed like the opposite sex?
32. Ever been involved with the police?
When caught for speeding.
33. What’s your favourite shampoo conditioner and soap?
Pantene & Dove Cream Bath.
4. Do you talk in your sleep?
35. Ocean or pool?
Pool for soaking only. I can't swim.
36. So, who has the original missing questions?
Yeah, wonder who and why number 10??
37. Who would you take on a ménage à trois for a dirty weekend?
Err... sounds familiar but I'm too lazy to check the dictionary or whatever.
38. Window seat or aisle?
39. Ever met anyone famous?
Yah, but I don't know his name. Considered famous or not liddat?
40. Do you feel that you’ve had a truly successful life?
Nothing too brilliant, but good enough.
41. Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it?
42. Ricki Lake or Oprah Winfrey?
Both same la.
43. Basketball or Football?
44. How long do your showers last?
15 - 20 minutes.
45. Automatic or do you drive a stick?
46. Cake or ice cream?
Can I say both again?
47. Are you self-conscious?
Most of the time.
48. Have you ever drank so much you threw up?
Yah. My friends had the nerve to go into the ladies' and support me outta there. It was like "OMG"!
49. Have you ever given money to a beggar?
50. Have you been in love?
Yes, and still am.
51. Where do you wish you were?
In bed, sleeping. Tomorrow have to work.
52. Are you wearing socks?
53. Have you ever ridden in an ambulance?
54. Can you tango?
55. Last gift you received?
Angpow from hubbys for CNY.
56. Last sport you played?
Err... playing catch with Ivan counted or not?
57. Things you spend a lot of money on?
58. Where do you live?
59. Where were you born?
60. Last wedding attended?
One of my best friend's wedding.
61. Spit or swallow?
Food is for swallowing, set a good example for kids lah.
62. Favorite position?
63. Most hated food(s)?
64. What’s your least fav.?
Being made a fool.
65. Can you sing?
Only when I'm singing nursery rhymes.
66. Last person you instant messaged?
Michelle, Amy, Annie, Judy.
67. Last place you went on holiday?
68. Favourite regular drink?
69. Current Song?
The Reason, Hoobastank.
70. Tag 3 friends:
Jazzmint, Jefferene, Michelle.