Monday, March 31, 2008


Ageing .. what is Ageing? Define ageing.

By, "ageing is a period of human life, measured by years from birth, usually marked by a certain stage or degree of mental or physical development".

I was talking about "Ageing" with one of my colleaques just now. Some people see ageing as a good thing (I manage to get old, it is such a previous gift from the god), some people see ageing as a bad thing (I don't look good anymore, eirk, I hate the white hair), some people see it as a karma (in Buddhism, by nature human will get old, being not able to reach nirvana, means that human need to go through the re-incarnation hence we get old) and etc. What is your verdict?

Here is my 2 cents:

I always believe ageing is such a good thing. It is a gift. A very precious gift. No money can buy ageing (perhaps money can stop ageing for a definite period, we still get old after that, after thousands of dollars are spent on bo'h'tox or sk'y'II thing). I always believe being able to age is so wonderful. Having white hair is not an issue. I guess I still look good in white hair, why not.

I don't support dyeing hair by the old folks, trying to cover the trail of white hair is like lying to ourself. Even my mom do it. I had always advice her on not to do it. Then she started to give me all kind of excuses. Apart from trying to enlighten her, I also wish that she stop poisoning herself. Some say, dyeing hair is very dangerous and poisonous. The chemical agent that people used to dye their hair contain cancer related elements. Constant use of dyeing agent may cause cancer. Eirkk ... cancer such a scary predator.

I understand that a lot of people would not be able to take it easily on the fact that they are getting old. But still ...

Put it this way, to be able to old means that we have achieve certain milestones in our life. Even though we might have fail several times a long the way. Experiencing failure also a bless in disguise. Considering that with failure, we will try to find a solution for whatever problem that we are facing. If we can solve it on our own, then we would have try something else. Hence we learned from the problem. We grown.

Getting old also means that we have "travel" for quite sometime in our lifetime. Obviously we have gone through the "tim, suen, fu, lat" loosely translated from cantonese "sweet, sour, bitter and hot". All these elements are part and parcel of our life. If someone had not even tasted the 4 different taste, hence I can confidently say/accused that the person's life is not meaningful.

Getting old also allow us to look at things different. Perhaps more accurately said, from a different angle. Somebody look at thing directly from horizon level, someone like to look at things from bottom up, someone like to look at things from up to bottom and so on so forth. Often, we see majority of the people young people only see things from one angle and acted recklessly without thinking of the consequences. In this case, only experience can help. I do not bias against ageing is only good in helping us making decision. We also can see some old people acted stubbornly. Some old people think that with the rich experience that they had over the life, they are wiser. Yes I do agree in most of the cases but nothing is absolute. Some things/method that applied perfectly in the past might not necessary suited to our current society or modern situation. Things change, according to Sun Tzu, "identify the weakness of your enemy, make use of the wheather, geographical location and human elements to reach your victory". Hence we shall be not be stubborn. Overall, we see more benefits than damages.

Getting old is also extremely beautiful. If you married, read this. Being able to get old meaning you have gone past half of your lifetime with your wife/husband. And better still if both of you still a lovely couple. Considering that body ageing already taking its toll on our strength, this is the time that we really need someone to lean on. Considering that we still hold hands and walk together step by step in the park for an evening walk. How nice ! Can you imagine this. How warmth is it? Having someone to grow old beside you is also a precious gift from HIM. Hence appreciate it. It is only once in a lifetime. If you ever listened to Enimem's song, "Lose Yourself" is my favourite. A snippet of his song:

Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted-One moment
Would you capture it or just let it slip?

Hope you enjoy reading this...

She said "Bu Yao"

Ning Ning has started babling a lot lately. It is a sign that she is getting into the stage of learning how to speak. We always say "Daddy" & "Mommy" & "Ning Ning" in front of her, hoping that she will learn the words and speak to us. Ya ya ya, few weeks back, she did said "Da de". It is amusing and great sense of comfort for being able to hear her speak.

Yesterday while having lunch at a restaurant, we put Ning Ning on a baby chair. Ya ya ya, she is able to sit on her own now. It make it a lot easier whenever we dine outside so that SF and myself can enjoy our meal a little bit more compare to previously. Don't get me wrong that I'm complaining the responsibility of being a parent. I simply enjoying it although I won't be able to enjoy my food to the fullest. I consider that part and parcel of parenthood. Opps, it seems that I off the rail again. Back to Ning Ning.

In order to make her sit properly at the chair and doesn't get bored. We give her a toy (a toy hammer). She start hitting the hammer on the table to create the "bip bip" sound. Apparently the hammer have some rubber the end that can generate sound when it was compressed. You know what I mean, right. After that she start throwing things. At first, I pick it up and pass it back Ning Ning. Then she threw the hammer again. And again, I pick it up. After few times, I recalled my conversation with my elder brother regarding in discipline the kids that throwing things to the floor is not a right attitude. Then I said "bu yao gei ni wan, ning ning wai tan" (in Mandarin: Don't want let you play anymore, Ning Ning naughty). All a sudden, Ning Ning echoed "Bu Yao" (Don't want). I froze for a few seconds ... (trying to figure out if she really utter the word "bu yao"). Then I look at dad, even dad confirming that it was Ning Ning who echoed the phrase "bu yao".

It is just simply amusing and comforting. The irony is, the word that she utter is actually guite sharp and accurate considering for a 9 mths old baby. I can sensed that she has great lingual skills.

Hmm .. our little princess certainly has grown a lot ... muackks

Friday, March 28, 2008

A very good book ...

I would like to recommend to you all a book that I personally felt very interesting. This book is "How to Win Friends and Influence People". You can get more details from HeRe. The author of this book is Dale Carnegie.

You can get some reviews from the link above before getting it. I believe you can easily find this book from MPH, Borders or even Popular.


Kids are simply incredible

Ning Ning was a bit fussy yesterday. She woke up in the middle of night and decided not to get back to sleep. Yeah it is horrifying. That means we (more to SF), will not get proper sleep then. So this morning, we are trying to discipline Ning Ning a bit. Don't worry, we are not caning Ning Ning, she still a baby.

SF pretending as if she is scolding Ning Ning, "Ning Ning wai tan, bu ting hua". Then Ning Ning thought that we are playing/teasing with her. She replied to us with a big smile. We kept our cool and not to smile. We then said, "bu yao xiao, wo men bu si he nie wan, Ning Ning wai tan, bu ting hua, bu yao sayang Ning Ning". Then she was wondering why we did not reply her smile by laughing it out loudly because normally when she smile and make fun to us, both of us feel very contented and we will laugh. But this time, both of us putting the angry face to her (poor little lad).

All a sudden, Ning Ning burp it out loudly. Ya, she had just finished her 6 oz milk a while ago. Seeing that, SF and myself can't control our laughter anymore. Ning Ning do has her own way to make people around her happy. This kid arr .. hmmm..

Kids are simply incredible.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Religion - RPK

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Election 2008, What is your VERDICT?

Our election had just concluded. The wind of change had came.

What is your verdict?

Monday, March 3, 2008

Finally ... it arrived ....

Huh .. finally I got my valentine's gift .. Yeah the "super duper adorable" mini-water-dispenser. Now I'm the center of atrraction among my colleaques. gagagagaga

After a second thought, I've taken another shot of the water dispenser. This time, I had the a $50 notes at the side of the dispenser. This is to prove the dispenser is actually in mini-sized. Gagaga. .This is also to prevent SF from complaining at me that I have no CSI mind.

Watashi-wa Kawaii

Opps .. Daddy did it again ... Watashi-wa kawaii ...