Little Luke "Skywalker"

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Vacation for Four - Part 1

For those of you who have read through the protected posts, you'll know by now that J has resigned from her job. Last Saturday was her last day. To celebrate that, we took a short vacation to Genting (I can hear the "What? Again?" already) for a two nights stay. Our hotel stay was FREE as my uncle was kind enough to give us some unused vouchers (complimentary for buying Genting's shares). Our entourage consists of my brother's family and my grandparents as well.

It was Sean's and Tiffany's first trip to Genting while Little Skywalker could pass off as a professional tour guide already. Only photos from here on...





The two sleepy heads!

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Worn Out

We just came back from a short vacation and we're all worn out!


More updates and photos coming soon...

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Angel or Evil?

Finally I bring myself to write about the banner that appears on top on this blog, probably because I find Little Skywalker's behavior to be somewhat intolerable recently. He used to be such a good boy for the past three years...

You see, long time ago, I've decided to raise my children to have an independent mind of their own. This is very much in contrast with my traditional Chinese upbringing, where almost every aspect of our childhood decisions are dictated by our parents. They decide what we should wear, what shows are suitable to watch, what food we should eat, which school we should go to, what friends we should have, and of course, what's right and wrong.

Growing up in an environment like this makes us dependent on our parents, who grew up under totally different circumstances themselves. I know, I know, we are taught to respect our elders (along with their decisions) from a very young age. That shows everyone else that we are filial and grateful to our parents. It also help you (I mean when you were a kid) to get on Santa's "Good List".

Unfortunately, overly-dependent on our parents could render us weak when it comes to making our own decisions. This is especially true when people grow up and have a family of their own. How many times do you see a husband or a wife sandwiched between their spouse's opinion and their parents' "advise". While this may not be true for the whole society, but such phenonmena is very prevalent among the Chinese community, especially during my generation.

While one part of me is very frustrated that Little Skywalker is very naughty and selfish most of the time, the other part of me is glad that to see him having a mind on his own. He has an opinion on almost everything. He will tell us his likes or dislikes constantly. If he is upset about something, he will really show it to us. At most cases, when he makes up his mind, it is impossible to stop him! Even so, J and I still did our best to discipline him with some smacking whenever he crosses the line. However, the guilt that came soon after was too hard to bear...

In an ideal world, I would like to have my cake and eat it too! Who doesn't dream of their children to be angels and yet grow up to be a great person? A dream is still a dream. I guess we just have to optimize between over-dictating our children's life and giving him the freedom to live their lives outside our shadow.

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Friday, August 17, 2007

A Photo A Day - 17/08/2007

A photo a day, keeps the psychiatrist away...


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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Marmalade Gathering

J and I brought Little Skywalker and Little Sean to Marmalade Cafe at Bangsar Village II for a bloggers' gathering. It was the first one for Little Sean. Since we have not been to the place before, we met up with Jazzmint at her place and followed her car.

Little Sean was sound asleep in his stroller for half of the time while Little Skywalker was as active as usual.


We saw a few new faces (Julian, Nadia, Mommy to Chumsy, Sabrina) and many old familiar faces (LaundryAmah, Tracy, Sasha, Oscar's Mommy, Shannon, Etcetera~Mommy, Annie Q, Dinah)...






Before we left, we did not forget to take some photos of Little Sean with the lovely wallpaper at the children's area.

p/s: We would like to thank Tracy for her gift for Little Sean!

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Friday, August 10, 2007

Protected: Imminent Changes - Conclusion

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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Protected: Imminent Changes - Part 6

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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Protected: Imminent Changes - Part 5

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Monday, August 06, 2007

Protected: Imminent Changes - Part 4

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Friday, August 03, 2007

Protected: Imminent Changes - Part 3

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Hero Salute!

Mr Joe Mahinder Singh - a real Malaysian HERO!

In my opinion, he deserves a Royal Knighthood! And I am not talking about those common Datuk title, where you could simply pick up a rock and hit one. I am talking about the real Knighthood offered by the Queen of Commonwealth herself!

If half of the PDRM can have the passion for fighting crime like Mr Joe does, I am sure our neighborhood will be a more peaceful and safer place to live in.

Thank you Sir Joe! You deserve a royal salute from each and everyone of us...

Click here to read more about Sir Joe (Sorry, it's in mandarin).

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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Protected: Imminent Changes - Part 2

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