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J and K love animals. Dogs especially.
They have been bugging me to adopt one since a long time ago.
But I turned them down. Reason: too much responsibility.
Their life took a turn for the better when our neighbor brought home a Rottweiler puppy last February.
J and K immediately befriended the neighbor with the intention to get to play with the dog. [Read More...]
When you’re expecting next time, be careful how you name your baby.
There are rules that you can’t break.
Yes, even though it’s your baby but you can’t just name her/him as you wish.
And this includes promoting your baby to a higher ranking such as King or Queen.
According to the Department of Internal Affairs of New Zealand, it has released a list of baby names that put forward by parents but were rejected.
Here are some examples of such names: [Read More...]
Everybody has a fever. No it’s not the virus that I am talking about.
It’s the election that I am talking about. Malaysians would go for the 13th election come May 5th.
Not that politicians are without jokes on normal days, but during election season, they are more rampant and daring to say and do things just to fish for votes.
They prompted me to write this post.
For the record, I refrain myself from touching on politics. If you notice, I have never written anything about it in the past.
It’s different this time. Because I have found some useful lessons parents can learn from our politicians… even though they are lousy! [Read More...]
I couldn’t stand the itch of not traveling during the recent one week school holiday.
By hook or by crook I had to bring the family somewhere. I have a list of “Where to Go” and Banting and Jugra are on the list. So that’s how our Banting road trip started.
I began planning the trip a week before and had a few items lined up.
We wanted to get more people to go but everybody was busy with their own plans.
As a result, only four of us embarked on the day trip.
Let’s go through where we went one by one: [Read More...]
Last Sunday, we had an Easter Egg Hunt for kids during our monthly run.
Somehow the organizer was short of eggs, I guess.
Even though a “rule” was already in place – that each child could only get one egg – the shortage still occurred.
It was obvious that a significant number of children did not manage to find even an egg.
It’s easy to tell from the facial expressions of the children who did not find the eggs.
They looked so disappointed and depressed. Some at the brink of crying.
Poor thing. [Read More...]
Are you kidding? A vineyard here in Malaysia?
That was my reaction when I heard about this. Having a vineyard is not possible in a tropical country like Malaysia – which is hot and humid throughout the year.
But time has changed. We have our very own vineyard in the northern state of Kedah.
It’s not hard to find the place and it’s located next to Beris Lake (Tasik Beris). [Read More...]
Here’s the thing:
1. The venue is just 5 minutes’ drive from my home
2. It’s something I am interested in
3. And most of all, it’s free
I am talking about a parenting talk that came to my neighborhood last weekend.
I wanted to go but there’s a problem.
I don’t want to bring J and K along. Reasons being: they obviously are not interested and they would get bored and make noise.
My wife and I started our “negotiation” with the kids a day before. We didn’t want to take them to the talk. In fact, we could send them to their aunt’s house but she was not free. [Read More...]
C’mon guys, what comes to mind when you think of Bond girls?
Sexy, tall, blonde, seductive, smart, splendid figure, beautiful?
Off all, one Bond girl caught my attention lately.
At least not from any recent James Bond’s movies.
In fact, I don’t really know her until I read an article about her.
Once again, not her half-naked picture that caught my attention but what she said and how she lives her life.
Not only about Bond girls, but almost all celebrities live extravaganza lifestyle.
But not for Olga Kurylenko. [Read More...]
During a long weekend in January, we had an impromptu plan.
After almost 3 years since our first visit (you can read about it here), we made another trip to this authentic village that is full of local culture that is called Tanjung Sepat.
Since this trip is a sequel, hence it is called Tanjung Sepat Day Trip 2.0.
Compared to the last, this trip we were more prepared. We did some research. We even found a Tanjung Sepat map that highlights all the interesting places.
From our home, it only takes about an hour to reach Tanjung Sepat. Since we started our journey early in the morning, we still had time to try out the famous Seafood Bak Kut Teh for breakfast. [Read More...]
During recess, K was having his snack with his usual group of friends in school.
I guess there are limited tables so they had to share table with another group of students – who were not part of K’s gang.
There was a vacant seat next to K.
But one student refused to sit.
He reasoned, “Oh no, he is Indian and I am not going to sit next to him.”
Obviously he was referring to K who is a little tanned, as the Indian boy.
K overheard and related the story to us. We took it as a joke – especially on his skin color.
But it is NOT a joke if you look deeper. [Read More...]