Saturday, October 30, 2010

和你一起慢慢變老

背靠著背坐在地毯上
聽聽音樂 聊聊願望
你希望我越來越溫柔
我希望你放我在心上

我說想送你個浪漫的夢想
謝謝你帶我找到天堂
哪怕用一輩子才能完成
只要你講我就記住不忘

我能想到最浪漫的事
就是和你一起慢慢變老
一路上收藏點點滴滴的歡笑
留到以後坐著搖椅慢慢聊

我能想到最浪漫的事
就是和你一起慢慢變老
直到我們老得哪兒也去不了
我還依然把你當成手心裡的寶

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

感恩的故事 (Story of Appreciation)

一篇让我读了蛮感动的文章,在此与大家分享。也希望与我的新生代朋友分享这一篇文章。
A great article which I would like to share with my friends, especially those already have child.

一名成績優秀的青年去申請一個大公司的經理職位。
他通過了第一級的面試,董事長做最後的面試,做最後的決定。
董事長從該青年的履歷上發現,該青年成績一 貫優秀,從中學到研究生從來沒有間斷過。

董事長問,你在學校裏拿到獎學金嗎?該青年回答,沒有。
董事長問,是你的父親 為您付學費嗎?該青年回答,我父親在我一歲時就去世了,是我的母親給我付的學費。

董事長問,那你的母親是在那家公司高就?該 青年回答,我的母親是給人洗衣服的。 董事長要求該青年把手伸給他,該青年把一雙潔白的手伸給董事長。
董事長問,你幫你母 親洗過衣服嗎?該青年回答,從來沒有,我媽總是要我多讀書,再說,母親洗衣服比我快得多。

董事長說,我有個要求,你今天回家,給你母 親洗一次雙手,明天上午你再來見我。
該青年覺得自己成功的可能很大,回到家後,高高興興地要給母親洗手,母親受寵若驚地把手伸給孩子。

該青年給母親洗著手,漸漸地,眼淚掉下來了,因為他第一次發現,他母親的雙手都是老繭,有個傷口在碰到水時還疼得發抖。

青年第一次體會到,母親就是 每天用這雙有傷口的手洗衣服為他付學費,母親的這雙手就是他今天畢業的代價。

該青年給母親洗完手後,一聲不響地把母親剩下要洗的衣服都洗了。
當天晚上,母親和孩子聊了很久很久。

第二天早上,該青年去見董事長。
董事長望著該青年紅腫的眼睛,問到,可以告訴我你昨天回家做了些什麼嗎?
該青年回答說,我給母親洗完手之後, 我幫母親把剩下的衣服都洗了。

董事長說,請你告訴我你的感受。
該青年說,第一,我懂得了感恩,沒有我 母親,我不可能有今天。第二,我懂得了要去 和母親一起勞動,才會知道母親的辛苦。第三,我懂得了家庭親情的可貴。

董事長說,我就是要錄取一個會 感恩,會體會別人辛苦,不是把金錢當作人生第一目標的人來當經理。你被錄取了。

這位青年後來果真工作努力,深得職工擁護,員工也都努力工作,整個公司業績大幅成長。
假如一位孩子從小嬌生慣養,習 慣了被人圍著寵著,什麼都是“我”第一,父母的辛苦都不知道,上班後,以為同事都應該聽他的,當了經理後,不知道員工的辛苦,還要怨天尤人。這樣的人,會有好的學校成績,會有得意風光的一時,但社會上的這類人,都不能成大事,都不會感覺到幸福,都要跌跟鬥,那父母是愛孩子呢還是害孩子呢?

你可以讓你的孩子住大房子,吃大餐,學鋼琴,看大屏電視,但你在割草時,也要讓你的孩子在大太陽下拔拔野草,你在吃飯後,也要讓你的孩子洗洗碗,不是你沒有錢雇人,而是你真心愛孩子。你要讓孩子知道,即使父母掙不少錢,但早早的白髮,和那位洗衣服的母親沒有本質的差別。但更重要的是,要讓你的孩子學會感恩。

One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company.

He passed the first interview, the director did the last interview, made the last decision.
The director discovered from the CV, that the youth's academic result is excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, never has a year he did not score.

The director asked, "Did you obtain any scholarship in school?" and the youth answered "none".

The director asked, " Is it your father pay for your school fees?" the youth answered, my father passed away when I was one year old, it is my mother who paid for my school fees.
The director asked, " Where did your mother worked?" the youth answered, my mother worked as cloth cleaner. The director requested the youth to show his hand, the youth showed a pair of hand that is smooth and perfect to the director.

The director asked, " Did you ever help your mother washed the cloth before?" The youth answered, never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books, furthermore, my mother can wash cloths faster than me.

The director said, I had a request, when you go back today, go and help to clean your mother's hand, and then see me tomorrow morning.

The youth felt that its chance of landing the job is high, when he went back, he happily wanted to clean his mother's hand, his mother feel strange, happy but mixed with fear, she showed her hand to the kid.

The youth cleaned his mother's hand slowly, his tear drop down as he did that. It is first time he found his mother's hand is so wrinkled, and there are so many bruises in her hand. Some bruises incites pains so strong that shiver her mother's body when cleaned with water.

This is the first time the youth realized and experienced that it is this pair of hand that washed the cloth everyday to earn him the school fees, the bruises in the mother's hand is the price that the mother paid for his graduation and academic excellence and probably his future.

After finishing the cleaning of his mother hand, the youth quietly cleaned all remaining clothes for his mother.

That night, mother and sons talked for a very long time.

Next morning, the youth went to the director's office
The director noticed the tear in the youth's eye, asked: " Can you tell you what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?"

The youth answered, " I cleaned my mother's hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes'

The director asked, " please tell me your feeling."

The youth said, Number 1, I knew what is appreciation, without my mother, there would not the successful me today. Number 2, I knew how to work together with my mother, then only

I can realize how difficult and tough to get something done. Number 3, I knew the importance and value of family relationship.
The director said, " This is what I am asking, I want to recruit a person that can appreciate the help of other, a person that knew the suffering of others to get thing done, and a person that would not put money as his only goal in life to be my manager. You are hired.

Later on, this young person worked very hard, and received the respect of his subordinates, every employees worked diligently and in a team, the company's result improved tremendously.

A child who has been protected and habitually given whatever he did, he developed "entitlement mentality" and always put himself first. He is ignorance of his parent's effort. When he started work, he assumed every people must listen to him, and when he became a manager, he would never know how suffering his employee and always blame others. For this kind of people, he can have good result, may be successful for a while, but eventually would not feel sense of achievement, he will grumble and full of hatred and fight for more. If we are this kind of protective parent, did we love the kid or destroy the kid?

You can let your kid lived in a big house, eat a good meal, learn piano, watch a big screen TV. But when you are cutting grass, please let them experienced it. After a meal, let them washed their plate and bowl together with their brothers and sisters. It is not because you do not have money to hire a maid, but it is because you want to love them in a right way. You want them to understand, no matter how rich their parent are, one day their hair will grow gray, same as the mother of that young person. The most important thing is your kid learn how to appreciate the effort and experience the difficulty and learn the ability to work with others to get thing done.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

CJ's annual concert 2010



CJ's annual concert successfully kicked off on yesterday. I believe all parents enjoyed with their kids performance, including myself. This year was the 4th year that CJ participated in his school annual function. He was really enjoyed on the stage as compared to the 1st year (where he sent to the stage after he joined the school holiday program for just 2 weeks, so imagine..). I could see he grown up a lot! This year he chosen by teacher to be the narriator of a drama show -"Alice in the fruit farm", I started trained him to memorize the storyline (script) since early this year (March). Finally, he managed to perform well on the stage (consider OK to me, although he was a bit "lost" towards the end of the movie, as he can't recall the script while his friends busy performed the show.. however he could recall back it after a while, huh..). Besides, he also performed dance ("Happy Hour" ~ 欢乐今宵) on the stage. This year he won 1st runner up academy award again, so keep it up.

All of us have fun and enjoyed the show. YE will join the annual concert started next year, and I believe she can perform well on the stage, as from my observation, she is a good dancer.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Back to my aquarium again

It has been 2 years I never pay attention to my aquarium + fishes. I started with Discus fish 3 years ago (if you follow my blog, you should know), however I have no time to take care of them since I have to put extra care to my 3 monsters. So most of the fishes died without a proper care (my fault). And my aquarium become very "quiet" as only left 1-2 fishes.

Last 2 weeks, I decided to make my aquarium "alive" again, by having a simple and easy care fishes - gold fish. The fish is more easy to take care compare to Discus fish, which need extra attention and care on them. Since I am no longer so free or flexible now, so I decided to keep more simple and easy going fishes. Gold fish - what I need to do is just to feed them and change the water (just a pail of water will do) for every 2 weeks. Here are the new look of the aquarium... nice?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

不同的老婆, 不同的结局

不同的老婆, 不同的结局 (男人版本)

A. 他工作回家。帮忙收拾屋子,烧菜。
­她看了他一眼,..心想:“应该的!”然后理所当然的转身走了。­

B: 他工作回家。帮忙收拾屋子,烧菜。。 ­
她拽住他:“我来!” ­
他:“你也累了,你休息吧!” ­
她:“你太好了!我们一起做吧!”

A: 她:“我晚上出去洗脸了啊。” ­
他:“几点回家?” ­
她:“洗完脸很快就回去了。” ­
九点半,他:“你怎么还不回来啊?” ­
她:“很快就回家了。”
­十一点。十二点。一点…… ­­

B: 她:“我晚上出去洗脸。九点之前肯定结束。然后我俩去看电影。”
­他:“你能那么快就结束吗?” ­
她:“放心吧。我答应你了就一定能!” ­
快到九点的时候。
她:“我扮美美和你去看电影咯” ­

­A: 她晚上下班。给他打电话“宝贝儿。我晚上和朋友出去shopping。” ­
他:“你不是答应和我吃饭吗?”
­她:“改天吧!” ­他只好吃快熟面。为什么每次都是这样?

­­­B: 她下班的时候打电话给他:“亲爱的。别人给我一张shopping voucher RM100, 我们待会儿去shopping,好吗?” ­
他:“哦。这样啊。好吧。”
­她:“怎么不高兴了?”
­他: “你忘了。上周说好今天我妈生日,你陪我俩吃饭啊。” ­
她:“哎呀。对不起亲爱的。我忘记了。那我把voucher给别人吧。我陪你和妈去吃饭。”
­他: “不要了。吃饭可以改天。或者你先去shopping。我们等你。” ­
她:“那不行。答应你的事情必须得做到。再说如果我不去,你自己和妈吃饭,她会不高兴的。你也肯定不舒服啊” ­
他:“Don’t worry! You go ahead for your shopping”­­
没等他说完。她很强势的告诉他“我也是妈的半个女儿啊。” ­

女性也真的应该多从男人的角度看问题,改编的文章是特别写给女性朋友看的。 ­

不同的老公,不同的结局

不同的老公,不同的结局 (女性朋友分享的文章)

A.她生理期。身体不舒服。顶着疼痛洗衣服。收拾屋子。
他坐在电脑前面玩网络游戏。
她干完活。躺在床上。长出了一口气。
他看了她一眼:“宝贝儿。辛苦了!”然后转过头。继续玩他的游戏。


B: 她生理期。很难受。起身准备洗衣服。
他拽住她:“你去床上躺着。我来!”
她:“你会做家务吗?你自己洗过衣服吗?”
他:“不会做可以学着做啊。以后你身体不舒服的时候。我当然得独挡一面!”


女人需要的不只是甜言蜜语。哄她几句。她也许会给你一个微笑。但是实实在在的呵护。
她会对你一辈子的感恩。并且会回报给你一个温暖的家。

A: 他:“我晚上出去吃饭了啊。”
她:“几点回家?”
他:“吃完很快就回去了。”
九点半,她:“你怎么还不回来啊?”
他:“很快就回家了。”
十一点。十二点。一点……

后来。她不再打电话催他。因为她知道。对于不守承诺的男人。一切“肯定”都是“未必”。

B:他:“我晚上出去吃饭。九点之前肯定结束。然后我俩去看电影。”
她:“你能那么快就结束吗?”
他:“放心吧。我答应你了就一定能!”
快到九点的时候。他:“收拾一下吧。我马上就到你家了”

信任。是在一件一件小事中建立起来的。

A: 他晚上下班。给她打电话“宝贝儿。我晚上和朋友出去吃饭。”
她:“你不是答应我陪我逛街的吗?"
他:“改天吧!
她默默地流泪。为什么每次都是这样?


B:他下班的时候打电话给她:“亲爱的。别人给我一张奥运会的票。巴西队啊!一会儿我去看球了啊。”
她:“哦。这样啊。好吧。"
他:“怎么不高兴了?"
她: “你忘了。上周说好今天我朋友和她男朋友请我俩吃饭啊。”
他:“哎呀。对不起亲爱的。我忘记了。那我把票给别人吧。我陪你去吃饭。”
她: “不要了。吃饭可以改天。或者你先去看。我们等你。” ¬
他:“那不行。答应你的事情必须得做到。再说你自己跟他俩在一起像电灯泡似的。你肯定不舒服啊”
她:“没事……”

没等她说完。他很强势的告诉她 “好了。听我的。你收拾一下。我一会儿去接你。”

其实女人不是不懂事。只是。她需要碰上一个懂事的男人。其实。情侣之间。是可以互相的。


男人真的应该多从女性的角度看问题,这个文章, 女性会经常看的。

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Do not let them know too much

This is a great poem shared by our Business English teacher.

When work with clients,
Do not let them know too much,
For once a client become a foe,
All the secrets the world will know.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Life

It has been 2 months not updating the blog. Life is getting bored lately, repeat and routine. Wake up, work, back, sleep .. same again on the next day. I've lost my direction and mission... Looking forward for a better life style and hopefully there will be a change soon.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

捷言捷语

"爸爸,为什么你每次都要meeting?"

"因为爸爸要工作才有钱养你们嘛。"

"我们变成狗或猫了咩?"

"变成狗或猫???"

" 因为你说要养我们嘛。。。我们嘛是狗或猫咯!"

@___@

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Birthday Celebration For My Loved One

There were two birthday celebrations happen this month, both were my beloved women ~ one is my mum and another one is my wife. I was purposely drove back to hometown last 3 weeks to give my mum a 'little' surprise during her birthday. No special celebration, but just bought her a cake and sing birthday song to her. Initially was thinking to bake her a ciffon cake (which is her favourite), but unfortunately I couldn't have time to bake the cake for her, feel a bit sorry. However, I believe she was happy and enjoyed with the small celebration... Mum, I wish you happy birthday, and importantly, stay healthy all the times!


Next, my wife.. we've a delay birthday celebration with her as whole family was falled in sick in her actual birthday. We just have a simple celebration at a western restaurant and kids were enjoyed.

Monday, July 26, 2010

新时代西游记 ~ 笑笑没烦恼

唐僧师徒经历了九九八十一难,终于见到了如来佛祖求真经
如来问:你们带hard disc来吗?
唐僧师徒 :....................
如来又问 :有带pen drive吗?
唐僧师徒 :.......................
如来 :那我要怎样copy经文给你们?
如来叹了口气说:你们回去吧,我email给你们好了~...
悟空 :鱼虾你的螃蟹^%$&#*(&#@%^&$@,早知道老子大闹天宫时直接把msn给你算了!害老子走那么远!
唐僧:悟空你真是的,把蜘蛛精打死了~你看!!现在上不了网了吧?
如来问 :你们有带ipod吗?
唐僧师徒 :......
如来:psp呢?
唐僧师徒 :........
如来 :那你们路上怎么娱乐的?不就闷死?
唐僧师徒 :打妖怪up level咯...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Vietnamese Food - nice!


It has been 2 years I miss this food, couldn't find it from Pearl Island (not I am aware of). The very first time I tasted Vietnamese food was during my US trip in 2001. I love it so much especially when I've taken the western food for days in US. The vietnamese food was really help to solve my "sickness" of Penang food during the trip.

Last week, I visited the Vietnamese restaurant in Bandar Utama (One Utama, KL), the food was nice and up to my expectation. Importantly, it is worth for the money ~ nice and portion are big!


If you wish to try it, you could visit Vietnam Kitchen at One Utama, (Lot S312, 2nd Floor Hightstreet)

Vietnamese beef noddle set - RM16.90 (with fried spring roll) ~I like the soup so much!

Vietnamese Prawn Roll - RM6.90 ~wrapped with fresh vege, Ho CHiak!

Vietnamese dessert - Red Mug Bean - RM6.50 ~It is like our chendol but it's not chendol..

Monday, July 19, 2010

教育孩子

收到朋友所发出的电邮article,觉得很值得一读和与你们分享的一篇文章。

在教育孩子的问题上,美国父母有很多值得中国父母学习的地方

儿子去美国留学,毕业后定居美国。还给我找了个洋媳妇苏珊。 如今,小孙子托比已经3岁了。今年夏天,儿子为我申请 了探亲签证。在美国待了三个月,洋媳妇苏珊教育孩子的方法, 令我这个中国婆婆大开眼界。

不吃饭就饿着

每天早上,托比醒来后,苏珊把早餐往餐桌上一放,就自顾 自 地忙去了。托比会自己爬上凳子,喝牛奶,吃面包片。吃饱 后,他回自己的房间,在衣柜里找衣服、鞋子,再自己穿上。 毕竟托比只有3岁,还搞不清楚子的正反面,分不清鞋子 的左右脚。有一次托比又把裤子穿反了,我赶紧上前想帮他 换,却被苏珊制止了。她说,如果他觉得不舒服,会自己脱 下来,重新穿好;如果他没觉得有什么不舒服,那就随他的 便。那一整天,托比反穿着裤子跑来跑去,苏姗像没看见一样。

又一次,托比出去和邻居家的小朋友玩,没多大会就气喘吁 吁 地跑回家,对苏珊说:“妈妈,露西说我的裤子穿反了,真 的吗?”露西是邻居家的小姑娘,今年5岁。苏姗笑着说: “是的,你要不要换回来?”托比点点头,自己脱下裤子, 仔细看了看,重新穿上了。从那以后,托比再也没穿反过裤子。

我不禁想起,我的外孙女五六岁时不会用筷子,上小学时不 会 系鞋带。如今在上寄宿制初中的她,每个周末都要带回家一大堆 脏衣服呢。

一天中午,托比闹情绪,不肯吃饭。苏珊说了他几句,愤怒 地 小托比一把将盘子推到了地上,盘子里的食物洒了一地。苏 姗看着托比,认真地说:“看来你确实不想吃饭!记住,从 现在到明天早上,你什么都不能吃。”托比点点头,坚定地 回答:“Yes!”我在心里暗笑,这母子俩,还都挺倔!

下午,苏珊和我商量,晚上由我做中国菜。我心领神会,托 比 告别爱吃中国菜,一定是苏珊觉得托比中午没好好吃饭,想让他 晚上多吃点儿。

那天晚上我施展厨艺,做了托比最爱吃的糖醋里脊、油闷大 虾, 还用意大利面做了中国式的凉面。托比最喜欢吃那种凉面,小小 的人可以吃满满一大盘。

开始吃晚饭了,托比欢天喜地地爬上凳子。苏珊却走过来, 拿 走了他的盘子和刀叉,说:“我们已经约好了,今天你不能 吃饭,你自己也答应了的。”托比看着面容严肃的妈妈,“哇” 地一声在哭起来,边哭边说:“妈妈,我饿,我要吃饭。”“不 行,说过的话要算数。”苏珊毫不心软。

我心疼了,想替托比求情,说点好话,却见儿子对我使眼色 。 想起我刚到美国时,儿子就跟我说,在美国,父母教育孩子 时,别人千万不要插手,即使是长辈也不例外。无奈,我只好保 持沉默。

那顿饭,从始至终,可怜的小托比一直坐在玩具车里,眼巴 巴 地看着我们三个大人狼吞虎咽。我这才明白苏珊让我做中餐 的真正用意。我相信,下一次,托比想发脾气扔饭碗时,一 定会想起自己饿着肚子看爸爸妈妈和奶奶享用美食的经历。 饿着肚子的滋味不好受,况且还是面对自己最喜爱的食物。

临睡前,我和苏珊一起去向托比道晚安。托比小心翼翼地问 : “妈妈,我很饿,现在我能吃中国面吗?”苏珊微笑着摇摇 头,坚决地说:“不!”托比叹了口气,又问:“那等我睡 完觉睁开眼睛时,可以吃吗?”“当然可以。”苏珊温柔地回 答。托比甜甜地笑了。

大部分情况下,托比吃饭都很积极,他不想因为“罢吃”而 错 过食物,再受饿肚子的苦。每当看到托比埋头大口大口地吃 饭,嘴上脸上粘的都是食物时,我就想起外孙女。她像托比 这么大时,为了哄她吃饭,几个大人端着饭碗跟在她屁股后 面跑,她还不买账,还要谈条件:吃完这碗买一个玩具,再吃一 碗买一个玩具……

以其人之道,还治其人这身

有一天,我们带托比去公园玩。很快,托比就和两个女孩儿 玩 起了厨房游戏。塑料小锅、小铲子、小盘子、小碗摆了一地。 忽然,淘气的托比拿起小锅,使劲在一个女孩儿头上敲了 一下,女孩儿愣了一下,放声大哭。另一个女孩儿年纪更小 一些,见些情形,也被吓得大哭起来。大概托比没想到会有这么 严重的后果,站在一旁,愣住了。

苏珊走上前,开清了事情的来龙去脉后,她一声不吭,拿起 小 锅,使劲敲到托比的头上,托比没防备,一下子跌坐在草地 上,哇哇大哭起来。苏珊问托比:“疼吗?下次还这样吗?” 托比一边哭,一边拼命摇头。我相信他以后再也不会这么做了。

托比的舅舅送了他一辆浅蓝色的小自行车,托比非常喜欢, 当 成宝贝,不许别人碰。邻居小姑娘露西是托比的好朋友,央求托 比好几次,要骑他的小车,托比都没答应。

一次,几个孩子一起玩时,露西趁托比不注意,偷偷骑上小 车, 扬长而去。托比发现后,气愤地跑来向苏珊告状。苏珊正 和几个孩子的母亲一起聊天喝咖啡,便微笑着说:“你们的事情 自己解决,妈妈可管不了。”托比无奈地走了。

过了一小会儿,露西骑着小车回来了。托比看到露西,一把 将 她推倒在地,抢过了小车。露西坐在地上大哭起来。苏珊抱 起露西,安抚了她一会儿。很快,露西就和别的小朋友兴高采烈 地玩了起来。

托比自己骑了会车,觉得有些无聊,看到那几个孩子玩得那 么 高兴,他想加入,又觉得有些不好意思。他蹭到苏珊身边, 嘟囔道:“妈妈,我想跟露西他们一起玩。”苏珊不动声色 地说:“那你自己去找他们啦!”“妈妈,你陪我一起去。” 托比恳求道。“那可不行,刚才是你把露西弄哭的,现在你又想 和大家玩,就得自己去解决问题。”

托比骑着小车慢慢靠近露西,快到她身边时,又掉头回来。 来 回好几次,不知道从什么时候开始,托比和露西又笑逐颜开,闹 成了一团。

管教孩子是父母的事

苏珊的父母住在加利福尼亚州,听说我来了,两人开车来探 望 我们。家里来了客人,托比很兴奋,跑上跑下地乱窜。他把 玩沙子用的小桶装满了水,提着小桶在屋里四处转悠。苏珊 警告了她好几次,不要把水洒到地板上,托比置若罔闻。最 后,托比还是把水桶弄倒了,水洒了一地。兴奋的小托比不 觉得自己做错了事,还得意地光着脚丫踩水玩,把裤子全弄 湿了。我连忙找出拖把准备拖地。苏珊从我手中抢过拖把交 给托比,对他说:“把地拖干,把湿衣服脱下来,自己洗干 净。”托比不愿意,又哭又闹。苏珊二话不说,直接把他拉 到贮藏室,关了禁闭。听到托比在里面发出惊天动地的哭喊, 我心疼坏了,想进去把他抱出来。托比的外婆却拦住我,说: “这是苏珊的事。”

过了一会儿,托比不哭了,他在贮藏室里大声喊:“妈妈, 我 错了。”苏珊站在门外,问:“那你知道该怎么做了吗?” “我知道。”苏珊打开门,托比从贮藏室走出来,脸上还挂 着两行泪珠。他拿起有他两个高的拖把吃力地把地上的水拖 干净。然后,他脱下裤子,拎在手上,光着屁股走进洗手间,稀 里哗啦地洗起衣服来。

托比的外公外婆看着表情惊异的我,意味深长地笑了。这件 事 让我感触颇深。在很多中国家庭,父母管教孩子时,常常会 引起“世界大战”,往往是外婆外公护,爷爷奶奶拦,夫妻吵 架,鸡飞狗跳。

后来,我和托比的外公外婆聊天时,提到这件事,托比的外 公 说了一段话,让我印象深刻。他说,孩子是父母的孩子,首 先要尊重父母对孩子的教育方式。孩子虽然小,却是天生的 外交家,当他看到家庭成员之间出现分歧时,他会很聪明地 钻空子。这不仅对改善他的行为毫无益处,反而会导致问题 越来越严重,甚至带来更多别的问题。而且,家庭成员之间 发生冲突,不和谐的家庭氛围会带给孩子更多的不安全感, 对孩子的心理发展产生不利影响。所以,无论是父辈与祖辈 在教育孩子的问题上发生分歧,还是夫妻两人的教育观念有差 异,都不能在孩子面前发生冲突。

托比的外公外婆在家里住了一周,准备回加利福尼亚了。临 走 前两天,托比的外公郑重地问女儿:“托比想要一辆玩具挖 掘机,我可以买给他吗?”苏珊想了想,说:“你们这次来, 已经送给他一双旱冰鞋作为礼物了,到圣诞节时,再买玩具挖掘 机当礼物送给他吧!”

我不知道托比的外公是怎么告诉小家伙的,后来我带托比去 超 市,他指着玩具挖掘机说:“外公说,圣诞节时,给我买这个当 礼物。”语气里满是欣喜和期待。

虽然苏珊对托比如此严格,托比去却对妈妈爱得不得了。他 在 外面玩时,会采集一些好看的小花或者他认为漂亮的叶子, 郑重其事地送给妈妈;别人送给他礼物,他会叫妈妈和他一起拆 开;有什么好吃的,也总要留一半给妈妈。

想到很多中国孩子对父母的漠视与冷淡,我不得不佩服我的 洋 媳妇。在我看来,在教育孩子的问题上,美国妈妈有很多值得中 国妈妈学习的地方。

Sunday, July 11, 2010

美味的肉粽 ~ tasty Bak Zhang


昨天突然很想吃肉粽,就在家附近的早市巴刹买了两粒肉粽带回家与家人一起大快朵颐。其实之前已有向这位婆婆购买过,她所包裹的粽子不但美味,而且价廉物美!一粒才三块半,超大粒的(比普通所售卖的大两倍), 而且馅料也很多 ~ 有咸蛋黄,两个香菇,瘦肉和三层肉, 都是婆婆自己亲手包裹~home made) ~ 很超值。不知为何,今天又很想再吃(上瘾了),所以又向她光顾了。

Nice home made "Bak Zhang" (glutinous rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves), bought it from the pasar pagi (morning market) near my house.. it is just RM3.50 per piece ~ big size, nice and very tasty! Importantly, it is home made by an old auntie, there are a lot of ingredients ~ egg yolk, mushroom and pork. I've addicted to it. :)

I am so frusted now (Part 3) - Final conversation

As what I expected, they tried to "tai chee" (push) and mentioned that is beyond their control.
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To: JXXX
Cc: BXX Reservation;
Subject: RE: RESERVATION STATUS

Dear JXXX,
Thank you so much for your response with detailed explaination and clarification.

One thing I would like to understand from you, may I know BXX Singapore Studio rooms are fully booked or it is not open/not available for BXX members during peak seasons? If it is not open/not available for booking during peak seasons, I would suggest BXX add a comment to the surcharge list (as attached file, page 3), by putting a remark ~ only Deluxe/Suite rooms are available during peak seasons, members need to top up SGD180++ per room per night on top of RM130.00 payable to BXX (this may apply to other affiliated hotels which I may not aware of).

By adding the neccessary information, this will help your members to clearly understand in the begining, rather than advices us to change the vacation destination (or pay more) at the end, which has mess up our travel plan.

One thing to clarify, I have been made a successful booking around the same period in 2009 (not a numbers of bookings), it is for local destination home resort.

I really hope I could spend my family year end holiday in Singapore this year. But I believe I got to find an alternative hotels somewhere else, instead of relying solely on BXX (it just like I have to use public phone, even though I owned a personal cellphone, what a big joke!).

Anyway, thanks for your response.


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Dear,

Thank you for your suggestion.

As far as I understand there is no period restriction at BXX Singapore. It is open all season but subject to the hotel availability. The hotel is to inform us in advance whenever there is any close-up period (i.e close for all our guests) but we have not receive any such notice for this December from Singapore.

The other bookings were in Kuching and KLP, probably it has slipped your mind since it has been some years back.

We have always advise members to shop around for affiliated resorts booking as there could be some promotional offer via internet or campaign which we are not aware of and not included in our affiliation contracts.

Please contact our Members Services Department if you decide to try other locations.

Thanks you
JXXX

Thursday, July 8, 2010

I am so frustrated now (Part 2) ~ response from BXX Club

Subject: RE: RESERVATION STATUS
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2010 12:25:08 +0800
From:
j__@bxx.com.my

We would like to clarify that BXX Singapore Hotels is an affiliated hotel and not a Home Resort (ie property put into the share scheme). Unlike Home Resorts, we do not have fixed number of rooms allocated for xxshare members for affiliated hotels/resorts. Hence, confirmation of booking to affiliated hotels/resorts is subject to the respective hotel’s own availability at the point of booking request.

As you have mentioned in your letter, the dates (26 Dec – 30 Dec) which you have requested is indeed a super peak period and according to the hotel’s response, only Deluxe/Suite rooms are available during that period. As our normal surcharge is for studio rooms, a top up is required for the higher category of room. That was the reason our Member Services Department has sent you the mail informing you that studio room is not available and offered you a suite room. Our Member Services Department has in fact made another attempt to BXX Singapore Hotel for your booking but received the same response.

We would like to clarify that BXX Vacation Club do not profit from such exercise as the upgrade is between the members and the respective hotels/resorts i.e. members is to pay the upgraded rooms at the hotels/resorts. Our Member Services Department is only trying their best to fulfill members booking and where unavailable, offer alternatives. It is your prerogative whether to take up the rooms offered or not.

From your booking record, there have been a number of successful bookings around the same period in previous years to other locations. We do understand your wish to continue such year end family vacation trend and will try our very best to fulfill your request but it is beyond our control when it comes to affiliated hotels/resorts and during such season.

If you do not wish to pay for the upgraded rooms in Singapore, let us know your alternative destinations and we will try our best to assist.

Your kind understanding on the above is much appreciated.


Thank you
Jxxxx

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Complaint letter.. I am so frustrated now!

ATTENTION TO: BXX Vacation Club Management

Dear Sir,
RE: XXX Hotel room reservation (Duration of stay - 4 nights [26th -30th Dec 2010])
With reference to the above, I would like to express my dissatisfaction and disappointment over the services rendered by BXX VACATION CLUB.

In order to make sure I am able to get the room with my EARLY travel plan, I placed a call and sent a mail to BXX Reservation on 25th February 2010, for the hotel room reservation,
However, Ms Dxxx replied that Advance reservation is open on a daily basis up to a maximum period of 180 days before the intended check-in dates. While I called back and understand the reservation policy, I fully understand the rules and thereby I decided to set a reminder to my PDA and proceed to place my booking on 1st July 2010 (the VERY FIRST DAY of the booking that open for max period of 180 days).

On 1st July 2010 (last Thursday), I submitted the reservation request again but my request was rejected. I understand the situation of the reservation period which is fall on peak season, however, I’ve sent in my reservation on the VERY FIRST day, and how come it is fully booked?! May I know there is only one hotel room in XXXX Singapore open for BXX members?
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In addition, I was informed by Ms AXX that BXX only able to offer Suite room instead of studio room and there will be additional top up of SGD180++ per room per night on top of RM130.00 payable to BXX. As paying members, I am entitled to the service and I am very dissatisfied with the way I was informed, why shall I pay more in order to get the room??

I joined BXX club since 2003 and so far I have been experienced with a number of issue regarding hotel room reservation, it has been fully booked even though I’ve made and planned the reservation 6 months ahead. I felt disappointed once again with this problem. As a member, I am very frustrated on the holiday booking procedures and do not know exactly when to place any bookings and how to obtain information on rooms availability. We, the members of BXX have paid the membership fee and made' payment for maintenance fee yearly and hope that we can get full benefit from BXX's program.

As what BXX club quoted - “Plan your holiday ahead and wisely”, with the bad experience that I faced for several times, what do we gain from the membership??

I hope the Management will reply this letter explaining to me on this matter and get my reservation done on XXXX Singapore.

P/S: I do not want to disappoint my family and kids on their year-end vacation plan and I would be highly appreciated if you could take the necessary action on this matter.

Thank You.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

变态的行为

在还没有参与教育事业的时候,我还认为现代的孩子还是和我们那一个年代那么的纯真。不过我觉得我好像是错了。无可否认,现代的孩子和新新人类的行为或言语举止已经和七十年代的出生的孩子有相当大的分别了(不过我不想一支竹竿打翻整船人,有大部分的新新人类还是非常棒的)。 以下是在教育中心所experience(面对)过的变态行为:

厕所/浴室惊魂记
不知道是否厕所或浴室得罪那些变态学生,变态者会时常将不满的情绪发泄在它们的身上。可怜的厕所。。。

第一,将厕纸的纸筒(厕纸内的厚纸皮)硬硬的塞进马桶,让马桶阻塞。当受害者上完厕所冲水后,残骸物无法被冲掉。导致马桶严重淹水,残骸物漂浮在漩涡中无法冲出。恶心!最后还得劳烦院长亲手清理和用压力泵排掉阻塞物。

第二,将书本撕烂(不知道受到什么刺激), 然后硬塞进厕所和浴室排水孔(厕所和浴室两间一起进行和中招!!!)。当受害者冲凉或冲水的是时候,导致厕所和浴室严重淹水,又吓坏了无辜的受害者!最后又得劳烦院长用压力泵抽掉阻塞物。。他妈的! (对不起,用了粗俗的句子~太生气了)

高空不明飞行物
第一, 不知道那一个太子爷/大小姐太无聊,又或者吃得太温饱了。竟然将蛋糕从窗外抛!我想应该让那变态者搬到非洲去住上几年,尝一尝挨饿的滋味!

第二, 另一位变态者应该很讨厌书吧!从高空抛出书本。。书本从天而降。一位学生在后巷发现几本书,全落在水沟内!我蛮想用书本扫他几巴。

创意涂鸦画家/设计师
用刀片帮桌子化妆,把桌子当算草纸。将美丽的墙壁胶片撕下,往天花板抛;帮天花板彩上彩桩。

Monday, June 28, 2010

可悲的行为 ~ 故事(二)

故事延续于《可悲的行为 ~ 故事(一)》

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第二天,院长邀请“可疑”的学生,受害者及其母亲对话,亲口问当事人是否应该承认所犯下的过错。那学生开始哭得稀里哗啦,点头默认自己所干下的罪行。当院长问他:“你为什么会做了这样的事情?而且还要诬赖某某同学,说是他干的呢?”(原来此学生在前一天还假装很无辜,并且还向老师说可能是某某同学干的。太可恶了!)。“可疑”学生继续保持沉默,啜泣。受害者的母亲然后向那学生说:“为什么你要这样做呢?”。那学生面红耳亦的回答:“我并不是要偷的,我只是想和XX同学玩玩而已;所以就把电脑词典给藏起来。”

“现在你说这些已经没有用了,如果昨天你立刻承认和交出电脑词典的话,或许还来得及!”院长很严厉的对他说。“既然你现在知错了,我,XX同学和阿姨就原谅你,不再追究。不过我会将事情告诉你的妈妈。”那学生听了后,继续啜泣,很害怕的说:“不要告诉妈妈,他一定会很生气和打我的。。呜呜。。” 后来院长还是将事情的经过一五一十的转告他的母亲了,不过还交代其母亲不要打骂他,必须好好的灌输他偷窃的严重性,当作是一个教训吧!希望他不要再重犯了。

注:在写完这一篇文章后,很担心自己的孩子会变坏,步入歧途。虽然有时候我们会打骂孩子,不过灌输正确的道德价值观是非常的重要的;至少让他们明白什么行为是不好的,好让他们明白,回头是岸。在分享这个故事的当儿也给了我一个启示,多关心我的孩子,在灌输他们好的行为时,也要立个好榜样。希望我可以做得到!

Friday, June 25, 2010

可悲的行为 ~ 故事(一)

昨天妻子又向我发牢骚了。。。关于教育中心烦人的故事!好久没有写故事了,就让我将事情的经过一一的记载下来吧!

话说中心的一位品学兼优女学生,发现电脑辞典不见了 (很高级,对吗?现在已进入E时代,厚厚的传统字典也渐渐的被淘汰了?!),于是很慌张的向院长报告。在院长的陪同下 找遍了整间学院,还是找不到。于是便去到学校碰碰运气,可是并没有任何好消息(已预料找不到了)。

于是,院长命令来个全院大搜查!检查每一个角落,每个学生的书包。。可是一无所获!那女学生就这样渡过了非常伤心的一天!女学生的父母也很生气,当接回孩子的时候也来个全院大搜查(没有检查书包),可是也一无所获。

第二天, 有位学生突然向老师报告,说他看到书橱旁塞了一个东西,不知道是什么来的。嘿,当所有的人探个究竟的的时候,恍然大悟的发现那就是失踪的电脑词典! 天,为什么当昨天全院大搜查的时候,在书橱旁并没有任何的发现呢?难道电脑词典有脚? 会自己走动吗??? 唉!

其实院长大致上已有头绪(怀疑)是谁干的好事,只不过他非常希望凶手并不是来自学院的学生; 又或者可能是女学生是在学校上课时,不小心弄丢词典的。可是既然有人已开始自投落网,心里有鬼而且开始了某些小动作,院长也不得不追查下去了。在院长的深思下,终于暗中与老师商量如何引用适当的心理战术策略引蛇出洞 ....

就这样, 院长和老师们将全部学生叫来,告知他们偷窃的严重性。然后告诉他们,女学生的父母已经报警了,因为失而获得的电脑词典有犯罪者的手纹,警察可以轻易的在指纹上辨认谁是真正的小偷。如果当事人知错能改,老师和女学生的父母肯定会原谅他,而且会撤消所报过的案件。

过后,老师开始分发每一人一小张字条,让他们写下自己有没有作错,然后写下自己的名字,交还于老师。当全部学生上完课后(全部学生回家后),院长打开了所有的字条,然后发现可疑者的字条真的有点出路~ “不是我做的。XXX (名字) ”, 那个“不”字已用胶擦涂掉了!可见开始时,他还不承认,后来才把“不” 字给擦掉!院长心里伤透了!才一个小孩。。为什么会干出这种事情!

故事还没结束,接下来就要让那位可疑的学生亲口承认自己的过错,和向当事人认错和道歉。

~ 待续 ~

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

KM's corner ~ New Look!!!

Dear friends..welcome to KM's Corner!
As you may have noticed, I have just launched the newly redesigned of KM's Corner (my personal blog) and I hope that you find the new design more attractive and the overall experience more enjoyable. It has been quite sometimes I didn't update my blog and hopefully I can spend more time to post more stories and share with you all.. Do come back to visit me from time to time.. and stay in touch!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

父亲节快乐!Happy Father's Day!

今天是父亲节,我想大多数人都比较注重母亲节多于父亲节。就比如我儿子/女儿的幼儿园在上个月的母亲节就特别安排孩子设计了节日卡给他们的妈妈,不过这个月好像没什么动静(没有任何手工艺品送于我这个老爸)。。。Why Why Why?!

无所谓啦,只希望孩子们健康,听话,聪明伶俐就好!我也顺祝我的父亲~安康,快乐!
“爸爸和妈妈”是一首很感人的歌曲,希望我可以时常回家陪爸爸妈妈。。。!

Monday, May 17, 2010

母親的答案~

Great article to share.. “怕输”的家长应该读一读

有個孩子對一個問題一直想不通:為什麼他的同桌的同學想考第一名就考上第一,而自己想考第一卻才考了全班第二十一名?

回家後他問道:「媽媽,我是不是比別人笨?我覺得我和他一樣聽老師的話,一樣認真地做作業,可是,為什麼我總是比他落後?」

媽媽聽了兒子的話,感覺到兒子開始有自尊心了,而這種自尊心正在被學校的排名傷害著。

她望著兒子,沒有回答,因為她不知道該怎樣回答。

又一次考試後,孩子考了第十七名,而他的同學還是第一名。回家後,兒子又問了同樣的問題。

她真想說,人的智力確實有三六九等,考第一的人,腦子就是比一般的人靈活。然而這樣的回答,難道是孩子真想知道的答案嗎?她慶幸自己沒說出口。

應該怎樣回答兒子的問題呢?有幾次,她真想重覆那幾句被上萬個父母重覆了上萬次的話──「你太貪玩了,你在學習上還不夠勤奮,和別人比起來還不夠努力。」 ──以此來搪塞兒子。

然而,像她兒子這樣腦袋不夠聰明,在班上成績不甚突出的孩子,平時活得還不夠辛苦嗎?所以她沒有那麼做,她想為兒子的問題找到一個完美的答案。

兒子小學畢業了,雖然他比過去更加努力,但依然沒有趕上他的同學,不過與過去相比,他的成績一直在進步。為了對兒子的進步表示讚賞,她帶他去看了一次大海。就是在這次旅行中,這位母親回答了兒子的問題。

現在這位兒子再也不擔心自己的名次了,也再沒有人追問他小學時成績排第幾名,因為他已經以全校第一名的成績考上了大學。

放寒假回來時,母校請他給同學及家長們做一段演說。

其中他講了小時候的一段經歷:「我和母親坐在沙灘上,她指著前面對我說,你看那些在海邊爭食的鳥兒,當海浪打來的時候,小麻雀總能迅速地起飛,牠們拍打兩三下翅膀就升入天空;而海鷗總顯得非常笨拙,牠們從沙灘飛入天空總要很長時間,然而,真正能飛越大海橫過大洋的還是海鷗。」

這場演說使很多母親流下了眼淚,其中包括他自己的母親。

這位母親從不說一些令孩子洩氣的話,在找不到適當的答案前寧可沉默,以自身之受去支持孩子的一步步成長,孩子在這樣寬容的環境下,最後交出優秀的成績。

教育,是對生命個體的尊重和喚醒,是對人的內在潛能的開發和拓展,讓孩子健康地生長,需要一種平和的心境,一種智慧的胸襟,一種獨特的魅力,這一切必須以寬容為基礎!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

母亲节快乐!!!

今天就是母亲节了,不过我并没有特地回家陪妈妈度过这温馨的一天。。。心里面有种蛮愧疚的感觉。还好, 上个周末我已回家了。。我会打个电话回家问候母亲,祝她母亲节快乐,安康!

在此,我也愿祝我孩子的妈-母亲节快乐,我爱你。。辛苦你了!

前天早上在MY FM电台收听鬼马的<<皇宫灿烂>>母亲节特备节目; 故事非常的搞笑 最后还有一段非常感人的听众留言, 在此与大家分享。

最后我也顺祝天下的妈妈: 母亲节快乐!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

琮捷 ~ 生日快乐!

琮捷, 不知不觉你已经5岁了!你还添加了一位妹妹和一位弟弟!时间过得非常的快,希望你健康,聪明伶俐。。不要太过顽皮啊!有时候爸爸对你非常的严厉,是逼不的已的,希望你以后会明白爸爸的苦心。弟弟没有参与你今年的小小生日会(因为在保姆家,他才一个月半),明年你们三兄妹一起唱生日歌吧!

Ben 1o 祝你生日快乐!
哥妹俩好开心喔!
许愿。。妹妹争着吹蜡烛。哈哈!

Friday, April 23, 2010

CJ's art work

I discovered my son, CJ, likes to draw...and colour his art work since he was 3 years old. He always asked for paper, pencil or colour pencil after back to home. Most of the time I don't really spend time to observe his drawing. However, last week.. he handed his drawing and shown to me.. "Papa, this is a doctor!".. Wow, that's nice.. Initially I thought this is "Popeye the sailor man", but look at it carefully.. oh yeah, that's a doctor hanging a heart beat 'headset' on his neck.. Hahaha.. what a wonderful picture! Let me snap a picture on his drawing. :)

Good job, CJ.. keep it up! I may consider to send you to drawing class soon, if you really like it..just treat it as your hobby!

Spiderman

Hey, this is a doctor, not Popeye!!!

Colouring


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Weekend Lunch

Sometimes it is very hard to decide what to cook.. as most of the time I cook the same dishes and sometimes really running out of idea. Normally I will cook very simple dishes, which I believe is 'better' than eating outside. This Saturday I was asking my son: "What do you want to eat, daddy have no idea what to cook!", he replied:"I want to eat chicken rice. I like chicken rice!". Thus, I cook based on his 'idea', haha..that will be easier for me, no need to crack my head! Oh yeah, di di and mummy were back to home on Saturday, thus I've cooked "Dang Gui Herb's Chicken" for mummy too. Horaay.. finally they're back from confinement centre!
Chicken rice with chicken soup + fried garlic + slices of 'old' ginger + pandan leaf
Steam chicken 白斩鸡
I need some vege ~ fried Xiao Bai Cai 清炒小白菜
Special dishes for mummy who just back from confinement :
Dang Gui Herb's
chicken 当归鸡补汤 (with 'Kampung' chicken)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

小歌星MV(一) ~讲虾米[福建歌]

video

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tonight...Let's switch off lights for 60 mins

Times flies, I remember last year.. 28 March, 2009.. the same campaiq was supported by us. This year, I will definitely support this campaiq again..SAVE THE PLANET.Please let our lovely earth rest for an hour. I urge all of you support this campaiq and show your concern to our home ~ earth.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

恩言恩语

爸爸:“Where is Ta Fei (大肥)?”
哥哥:“At aunty house!”

恩恩:“At aunty 喝水!”

哥哥唱:“红彩妹妹啊哟啊哟。。”
恩恩唱:“红彩恩恩啊哟啊哟。。”

哥哥劝:“等下给你nen nen啊。。”
恩恩喊:“等下下下。。。!!!!”(很不耐烦,大声喊叫)

哥哥被爸爸骂然后哭。。
恩恩:“不要哭啦。。不要哭。。”(走向哥哥看着他,装着安慰他)

恩恩叫哥哥:“琮捷。。。”
哥哥:“叫哥哥。。”
恩恩:“琮捷。。!!!”(尖叫)
爸爸瞪着恩恩:“叫哥哥。。没礼貌!Hap...!”
恩恩开始泪汪汪。。“不要。。。Ehhhhhh....." 躺在地上,面向地上大哭。

哥哥唱:“大日子,一个好开始。。”
恩恩唱:“大日子,一个poppye始。。”

Sunday, February 7, 2010

虎虎生威

还有一个星期就是农历新年了。开始感觉到新春的气息和回家的感觉,前个星期到吉隆坡参加培训时,已经看到好多购物商场开始张灯节彩,搞搞新春促销+气氛了。。不过我似乎没有感觉到春节的来临,可能忙着training和准备考试的压力吧,所以没有特别的感觉;又或者随着年龄的增长,对农历新年没有任何的期待,反而感觉新年是口袋出血的节日~办年货,新衣~ 给孩子,本身并不刻意购买新衣,压岁钱,送礼等等;要不然就吃个不停,肚子好像没得休息似的,哈哈!我反而比较期待和家人团聚的那一刻。。。在此愿祝大家新春快乐,安康。别忘了,回家时记得安全驾驶,安全第一啊!不要让远在他乡的父母和家人担心。

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Away...for a moment 离开他乡的日子

I'll be away from home for a week to attend offsite certification training in KL. Just have the feeligs that this maybe the good time for me to "relief and relax" myself as I can be away for a while for the 'repetitive life' (busy with daily life). At least I can be more 'freedom' and can 'relax' my mind too..as what quoted in Chinese ~ “忙里偷闲”, which means "trying to be lazy while busy" (hopefully my translation doesn't mislead anyone here...haha~ :) It has been 1 year plus I am not traveling for a company trip, so this is gonna be the 1st trip after May, 2008, my previous trip to US. I am looking forward to enjoy this trip, although it can be stressful (as I need to sit for an exam), and perhaps will miss my family for a week.. but this gonna be the great time for me to have a 'peaceful' mind for a week. Hahaha..
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Here are some pictures taken during the trip....

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The trip is a good one and I managed to complete the 5 days training and certification exam peacefully. The exam result will be out by one week time.. hopefully I will pass the exam ~ which I have confidence most likely I will PASS the exam... :) Besides, I had bought some favourite foods (Dunkin's Donut and Burger King) for my wife and kids ..before back to home.

Friday, January 22, 2010

世事真的难预料

这几天晚上都睡不好,不知为什么...对于钟灵龙舟翻船惨剧非常的伤心。这一群少年是多么的优秀,前途是多么的无量啊,为什么老天爷那么的狠心将他们带走呢?从惨剧发生的那一天开始,我每天心情都很低落,很希望这一切都不是真的。可能已身为人父,心境和以往不一样了,看到一群热爱运动和前途无量的孩子就这样离去,万般的舍不得。我可以想象,他们的父母是那么的痛心!父母辛辛苦苦把他们抚养长大,经历了许多的酸甜苦辣的点点滴滴,一夜之间。。没了!

只有让时间冲淡这伤痛的经历吧。不过我想这将无法完全的让这伤痛的记忆洗掉,因为我们是人,不是记忆卡。。不可能随意删除掉不要的资料(不开心的回忆)。我深深的祝福落难者的家属能尽快走出来,坚强的走下去。我也恳求悲剧不要在重演了!还有,珍惜眼前人!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

British English vs. Malaysian English

Received this from my friend.. have a good laugh :)

Who says our English is teruk? Just read below - Ours is simple, short, concise, straight-to-the-point, effective etc.

WHEN GIVING A CUSTOMER BAD NEWS
Britons: I'm sorry, sir, but we don't seem to have the sweater you want in your size, but if you give me a moment, I can call the other outlets for you.
Malaysians: No stock.


RETURNING A CALL
Britons: Hello, this is John Smith. Did anyone call for me a few moments ago?
Malaysians: Hello, who call?


ASKING SOMEONE TO MAKE WAY
Britons: Excuse me, I would like to get by. Would you please make way?
Malaysians: S-kew me.


WHEN ASKING FOR PERMISSION
Britons: Excuse me, but do you think it would be possible for me to enter through this door?
Malaysians: (pointing at the door) Can ah?


WHEN ENTERTAINING
Britons: Please make yourself right at home.
Malaysians: No need shy shy one lah!


WHEN DOUBTING SOMEONE
Britons: I don't recall you giving me the money.
Malaysians: Where got?


WHEN DECLINING AN OFFER
Britons: I would prefer not to do that, if you don't mind...
Malaysians: Don't want lah.


WHEN ASKING SOMEONE TO LOWER THEIR VOICE.
Britons: Excuse me, but could you please lower your voice? I'm trying to concentrate over here.
Malaysians: Shut up lah!


WHEN ASSESSING A TIGHT SITUATION .
Britons: We seem to be in a bit of a predicament at the moment..
Malaysians: Die lah!!


WHEN SOMEONE DID SOMETHING WRONG
Britons: This isn't the way to do it. Here, let me show you.
Malaysians: Like that also don't know how to do!


WHEN ONE IS ANGRY
Britons: Would you mind not disturbing me?
Malaysians: Celaka you!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

YE, happy birthday ...2 years old!

Times flies, my dear daughter - YE is now 2 years old. We have a simple celebration with the little girl yesterday and we have enjoyed the great times with great dinner...Yong En, wish you happy birthday, healthy always!