Saturday, June 28, 2008
William Henry Gates III at 53 years of age Microsoft co-founder, who more than anyone else is credited with introducing computers into homes and offices worldwide, clocks off from his final day at the office Friday after 33 years.
Gates formed what would eventually become Microsoft with Paul Allen, a friend from school, in New Mexico back in 1975.
Enjoy your 'retirement' Mr. Gates. Feel free to drop by Malaysia.
Friday, June 27, 2008
The Healing Power Of Music - Its Effect On Body And Mind
Sound is energy. Sound moves in waves and is measured in frequencies and volume. Don Campbell, a music lecturer, believes that sound waves have an effect on the body’s cells and tissues. He theorizes that music affects the body’s processes when we absorb energy from sound, causing slight changes in our breathing, pulse rate, blood pressure, muscle tension, and other internal body rhythms. Sounds can have a charging and liberating effect. In certain cases, they load the brain and even the body with positive charges. Campbell cites a number of health areas influenced by music.
Music contributes to the recovery of premature babies
A Florida study of 52 newborn babies with a low birth weight demonstrated that playing music to them contributed to a rapid increase in their weight, and shortened their stay in the hospital by an average of five days (as compared to a group of similar babies which were not exposed to any musical stimulus).
Listening to music whose sounds are long and slow usually makes breathing deeper and slower, allowing the psyche a chance to relax.
The heart also responds to musical variables such as frequency, rhythm, and volume. The heart tends to increase or decrease its rate depending on the music`s rhythm. The slower the music, the slower the heartbeat. A slow heartbeat creates less tension and soothes the spirit.
Music can alter blood pressure. By playing recordings of pleasing music every morning and evening, people with high blood pressure can train themselves to lower their blood pressure - and keep it low.
Music helps alleviate pain and improve mood
The brain creates natural relaxants, called endorphins, which can reduce pain and promote a feeling of natural well being. Researchers at the
Music and sound can boost immune function. Scientists explain that a particular type of music can create a positive and profound emotional experience, which leads to secretion of immune-boosting hormones. This helps contribute to a reduction in the factors responsible for illness.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Music have always been very interesting medium to sooth babies. Far than that it was found to have much extended influences and effects to babies and toddlers development.
Classical Music Can Have Powerful Effects Even Before Birth
One recent study demonstrates that children exposed to classical music in the womb show a positive change in physical and mental development after birth. In this experiment, fetuses were exposed to 70 hours of classical music during the last weeks of pregnancy. When studied at six months, these babies were more advanced in terms of motor, linguistic and intellectual development than babies who received no musical stimulus during pregnancy.
Scientists explain that children are born with 100 billion nerve cells in their bodies. These cells, however, are connected only loosely. Each event a baby experiences - such as listening to his mother, seeing a picture, feeling a sheet against his skin, or attempting to touch a toy hanging above - triggers electrical signals (neural impulses) which establish or strengthen the intercellular connections in the brain.
The larger the number of connections in the brain, the richer its functioning. Neural pathways left unused usually die out. Therefore it stands to reason that an infant’s earliest experiences can mold the brain and determine much of the infant’s adult potential. Scientists believe that learning music is one of those “brain-building” experiences.
Music And Intellectual Abilities
Creativity - A study conducted in Hungary found that when children between the ages of three and four were given lessons in singing and playing musical instruments, they obtained higher grades in creativity than children of the same age who did not receive any musical training.
Memory – Three-month-old babies can use music as a means of remembering something they have learned. Babies in one study learned to kick a hanging toy in order to make it move. While they were learning, a particular piece of music was played to them. After seven days the babies remembered that a kick produces movement - but only when they heard the “learning” music being played. Scientists theorize that music gives significance to the learning situation and helps retrieve learned material from memory.
Spatial intelligence - Spatial intelligence is the ability to perceive various relationships in space and understand the visual world. In a
Mathematics - A 1996 study found that first graders who had been given special intensive musical instruction demonstrated considerably more progress in mathematics than classmates who had received a standard musical education. Scientists believe that the connection between music and mathematics is partly related to the fact that music helps children understand concepts such as number series, or relationships between numbers. For example, think of the concept of voice pitch where different voice pitches constitute a series such as `do`, `re`, `mi`, and a relationship between them where `do` is lower than `re`, `re` is lower than `mi` and so on.
Language - There is a close connection between music and linguistic development. Both skills require the ability to differentiate between auditory nuances. In order for an infant to be able to tell the difference between similar sounds such as "B" and "P, she must hone her auditory perception. Listening to complex classical music will contributes greatly to babies’ development of this skill. In fact, music is a type of "language”. It is used to convey messages - messages that induce emotions and ideas in the listener. Listening to music will develop the ability to decode auditory data and sharpen your child’s auditory memory - abilities which are fundamental to language comprehension.
Emotional intelligence - Music can bring on strong emotions. By listening to expressive classical music, babies hone their ability to detect moods and emotions in others, while developing awareness of their own inner processes through the nuances of feeling evoked by the music. Later on, children may use music to express emotions through singing or playing.
The decision was made following a meeting in Butterworth at 3.30pm yesterday to discuss a circular by the Petroleum Dealers Association of Malaysia, which had sent out a notice to 3,200 members nationwide advising them to refuse all cards.
More than 400 stations in the northern region decided to enforce the move and started refusing the payment from midnight.
Unlike Newton, Stephen Covey's (The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People) offer a paradigm shift to this external forces of action that seemingly and endlessly bounding us. Instead of reacting we should respond. Covey called it being proactive.
A good question is that has everybody responded positively to the action imposed directly or indirectly to us? Has the government been proactive to the global oil price hike? Or the business world that speculated the oil commodity?
For those who have the direct influential power over the majority, please learn to be proactive.
If you really noticed or followed the development of the 'free water' issue, the 'free water' is not really free at all. It was paid by KDEB (state government wholly-owned company, Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Bhd) where Syabas actually charged the 20 m3 water to KDEB instead of the Selangor residents. Actually there is no such thing as free lunch.
We went to Sungai Chua to eat spicey soup noddle a.k.a 'lak tong mee' recommended by Ely. The restaurant is just beneath where Juan's apartment and also a walking distance from Ely's house. Unfortunately didn't manage to take photos of the main dish as we were hungry and busy eating. I mean I am busy eating because too hungry.
Seng Woo, we wish many returns on your birthday.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
If you are born in Selangor, the state government has good news for all you Selangorian. In celebrating the new state government 100 days in power, the following are the goodies announced:
- 90 days of maternity leave for Selangor state government’s female workforce and 14 days for their husbands. Now working on the guidelines for its implementation.
- All citizens above the age of 60 would receive free medical treatment and insurance coverage worth RM3,500.
- Selangor-born students who obtained entry to universities would receive a one-off payment of RM1,000.
- All children born in Selangor would also receive RM100 in the form of an investment fund.
I am proud to say I am a Selangorian. Born in Klang, live in Kajang and work at Seri Kembangan!!! After being reminded (by fellow blogger Rachel), not to forget my both children are also Selangorian!!!!!!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Brain Facts & Stimulation Tips
By two years of age, a toddler’s cerebral cortex contains well over a hundred trillion synapses. His brain will continue to grow rapidly, achieving 80% of adult’s brain size by age 3. In the first 5 years, your child forms about 50% of the main learning pathways in his brain- therefore, the more stimulation, the more brain cell connections are made for enhanced learning in the future.
By around 2 years old, your toddler may understand as many as 200 words, though regularly use only about 50 - 75 words. He will be able to acquire words at the rate of 10 or more a day, so watch your language.
Use descriptive words as you talk to your child about what you are doing, tasting, seeing, hearing or touching. For example, carry your child to a window to watch birds at a feeder, on the ground, or in bushes. Use words to describe the sounds of the birds, the colors of their feathers, and the ways they peck and fly. Watch to see what things interest your child most about the birds, and talk more about them.
Building vocabulary and language learning at this age is based on the repetition of sounds and words. Repetition is important in the development of language and movement, as it is repeated experiences that reinforce the pathways of the brain. Keep reading your child’s favorite stories to him, but vary it in terms of using different voices for different characters, giving a different end each time, or even asking your child to tell you how the stories end.
Ask your child to name his toys. While he is playing with a certain toy, ask him, “where is the car?” This helps with building his basic vocabulary and he will learn to connect words to the objects he is handling or looking at.
Thieves going for fuel instead of cars
THIEVES are stealing petrol instead of vehicles following the fuel prices hike. China Press reported that owners of several cars and motorcycles at a flat in Petaling Jaya had a rude shock when they woke up to find their petrol tanks empty.
A matter of fact, I think we could end up like what the Mad Max movie trying to tell about. Okay, okay I try to give the sypnosis in my best ability for your sake.
The story is set in Australia in the near future, depicting a poorly-funded police unit, which struggles to protect the Outback's few remaining townspeople from violent motorcycle gangs. The film depicts the future Australia as a bleak, dystopian and impoverished society that is facing a breakdown of civil order, the causes of which are not detailed in this film but which Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior explains as being caused by widespread oil shortages and Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome explains resulted in a nuclear war following the shortages.
Milk price may be controlled
I for one would applaud the move provided they do it not just talk about it. Sometimes this kind of message pose indirect political message underneath. That I would not like to speculates.
For the sake of the nation children wellbeing, it is worthwhile policy so that all children will have the chance to obtain the best nutrition available. The poor is the group that is being affected hardest. The are report saying the affected parents whose combined income of RM1,500 and with an average of three children were feeding diluted condensed milk, rock sugar water, black coffee and plain tea to their infants and toddlers. Being a parent myself, I’m shocked reading it. Imagine black coffee or plain tea, a highly caffeine stuff as food for your kids. This was because the price of infant formula had risen by 80% over the past two years. What is happening to this world?
Ivan’s regular formula Anmum Essential 1+ 1.8kg is costing RM53.50 the last I bought it at a Chinese herbal shop. It is few bucks cheaper than buying it at hypermarket. I don’t know what will be the price now. The Chinese herbal ‘taukeh’ said it gonna be like RM55.00 and above! Reanne is still being fully breast fed. That’s really help in minimizing the infant formula cost escalation. Mummy did a great job being persistent in this challenging task to continue feeding Reanne. More mothers will resort to breast feeding in this tough time. It will be a commitment worth taken I assure you.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
What makes this year extra special beside having Reanne celebrating with me, this round I received a gift from Ivan (with thanks to Auntie Sally who guided Ivan to find me in front of all the church's fathers). The gift was the rock which Ivan and me painted during the Sunday School (refer my previous post). We painted a rat. The other rock was painted by other children.
This year we saw a few new fathers stepping in front receiving the honour and blessing from the church such as Seng Woo, Joshua and my brother Silas. I'm sure they are excited about the joy and their new experience.
We were blessed by the church for acknowledging the father's role and praying for us to be in the likeness of our Heavenly Father. Click here to read more of the Father's Day tribute from none other than our 'spiritual father' Ps. Dexter shared by Elijah (posted by Rachel).
Ivan is really excited of the toys. There were also a lot of useful reading books especially the Chinese. It will be useful soon as we plan to send Ivan to Chinese school for his primary stage. Don't want him to be like me being half 'banana'. Speak but read no Chinese.
Till we meet again. God bless.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
The Star - Tuesday June 17, 2008
High food, fuel prices may spur crime
By SHAHANAAZ HABIB
Disregard what the government is expressing, undeniable that the crime will be on the raise. Just now my manager shared that his sister almost become a victim of a possible a car theft yesterday about 7pm evening. The suspect came without the women knowing partly because she was on the line with my manager while opening the house gate. I presume the suspect saw the women left her guard down and go for her.
Dear friends, while we are unhappy and still try to comprehend the cost increment we ought not to let our guard down during this trying time. A lot of desperate people out there will try to get fast buck to meet their own 'needs'.
So be extra cautious, take note, be aware of our surrounding while we are out there. Or better still limit our exposure out there.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Could it be this is the next 'slow hand' Eric Clapton guitarist? Or the ' Beetle lefty guitarist' McCartney? Do note that Ivan strums his guitar with his left hand. Quite unusual as he normally used his right hand to draw. Could it be Ivan is a 'half' lefty?
Anyway, enjoy his mini concert. Encho!!!
It has been a while that we get together for fellowship. Pizza was our main menu that evening followed with fruits and desserts. We ate to our full. We wish to continue our catching up but our children are already getting sleepy and moreover the adults also need to work tomorrow. So we finished last by presenting Ely with her birthday cake. We sang and pray for the 'wiser' birthday girl.
Anyway, Ely you are a big girl already loh. So don't play play liao. Hahahahaha....
Friday, June 13, 2008
She is still under medication as doctor gave her a more potent type. Should the pain persist, we were advice to check with the specialist to do scope to inspect her stomach. Definitely hope she don't need to do the discomfort scope and her stomach is fine.
Ivan on the other hand was down with fewer since Wednesday evening. Doctor says it is likely due to dehydration as Ivan drank very little water lately. There were no flu, cough or soar throat.
Really can't afford to have either mummy or me being down with sickness when our children still so little. Gotta beef up our family health programme to keep everyone fit and healthy. That goes to spiritual health also.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
As of now, the total rebate received by my family per month:-
Fuel rebate for car
(average from RM625)
Water Bill rebate
Kudos to Selangor state government and Chief Minister Tan Sri Khalid
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Load up on these good-for-you greens and you might not need that pricey spa—or even a special juicer.
1. Baby Broccoli. The federal diet recommendation for adults is at least three cups of dark leafy greens a week. Think broccoli, kale, mesclun (a mix of baby greens) and spinach. Try broccoli sprouts, which pack a bigger vitamin wallop than the adult version. There's no need to down your greens as juice, unless you like them that way, and the full vegetable provides more fiber.
2. Tea Up. A green-tea drinking habit may be one reason that the Chinese have lower cancer rates. Drink it fresh-brewed: bottled or instant tea has little of the key catechins that work as powerful anti-oxidants. To get the full benefits, though, you might need to take green-tea pills or expect to spend all your waking moments brewing and sipping. In a study reported last summer in a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, it took concentrated-green-tea pills equal to 8-16 cups a day to boost production of enzymes that make carcinogens less toxic.
3. Lime Light. Vitamin C, plentiful in limes (and of course oranges and other fruits), is a potent antioxidant. And nearly 40 years after Nobel laureate Linus Pauling famously and controversially suggested that vitamin C supplements could treat cancer, a team of Johns Hopkins scientists have shown that, at least in mice, vitamin C—and potentially other antioxidants—can indeed inhibit the growth of some tumors.
4. Pour on the Pesto. Garlic may block the formation of potent carcinogens in the liver, according to research this year at Penn State. Another plus is natural antifungal and antibiotic properties. So, if you've a yen for pasta or bread, have some with garlic-rich pesto sauce. And should you want to cut calories, or dairy, try grated parmesan soy cheese in homemade pesto.
When the time is bad and challenging, do step up to build our body with healthy foods. The above are not affected by recent fuel increment, so gallop more to your system. Go green!
Children who were breast-fed exclusively for the first three months of life or longer scored nearly six points higher on IQ tests at the age of 6 than children who weren't breast-fed exclusively, a new study has found.
The finding buttresses previous research that has suggested that children and adults who were breast-fed as infants scored better on IQ tests and other measures of cognitive development, such as thinking, learning and memory, the study authors said.
"Long and exclusive breast-feeding makes kids smarter," said lead researcher Dr. Michael S. Kramer, of
When the children were 6.5 years old they were given a standard IQ test. Those children who were exclusively breast-fed scored, on average, 7.5 points higher in verbal intelligence, 2.9 points higher in nonverbal intelligence, and 5.9 points higher in overall intelligence.
In addition, their teachers said the breast-fed children had significantly better academic performance in both reading and writing, compared with children who weren't breast-fed exclusively.
Kramer thinks women should breast-feed exclusively for at least three, and if they can, six months, and try to continue breast-feeding for at least a year.
SOURCES: Michael S. Kramer, M.D., McGill University, and Montreal Children's Hospital, Montreal; Ruth Lawrence, M.D., professor, pediatrics, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, N.Y., and member, executive committee, section on breast-feeding, American Academy of Pediatrics; May 2008 Archives of General Psychiatry
So all mothers out there get your boobs busy!
In other words, take care yourselves lah! I believe what Robert Kiyosaki said was true in his Rich Dad Poor Dad; don’t ever think that the government going to take care of you until retirement. I also like particularly what Robert A. Schuller said in his book, ‘If is going to be, it is up to me’. We gonna do it ourselves.
The other days when I was at Companies Commission of Malaysia at The Mall, there were lots of people registering their company be it proprietary or incorporated especially a lot of young entrepreneurs. High time, we stand on our firm two feet!
If we really read what the news means, they just try to sweep all the responsibilities and problems back to rakyat. But on the other side of the coin is we have been too naïve and ignorance.
Its time to mind our own business.
I pray and hope mummy be healed and recovered fully from this 'MC' episode . Last week she was MC due to persistent coughing. Really need to build up her body after this recovery.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Ivan initially quite reluctant to join. He cried at the beginning of the class and clinging to me like Koala. Marilyn steps to assist me with starting the class moving the other regular children. In the class was Shanon, Candra, David, Andrea as well as Ivan. A small group for this tiny fellows. I managed to share my assigned story/lesson 'The Birth of Isaac' as Ivan settled down. Thank God as the class went pretty smoothly especially with Marilyn helps. And Ivan also did well by sitting through the end.
We were then adjourn to paint animal rocks for Father's Day project as gifts to all the church daddy next week. I guess it an early Father's Day present for me to experience this unique moment in Ivan life.
For those daddy who are reading this blog, Marilyn mentioned we need more father figure teacher to guide and set an example for the young children. So calling all fathers to come forth to take up this unique opportunity to make a different to the next generation!
Some of you might already guess I probably have pump immediately after the announcement being made on 4 June. You are definitely right. I did and almost at the final hour of the closure. I managed to get full tank at about 11.40pm after queuing an hour.
Pretty silly or kiasu isn’t it. Come on, who isn’t. We are talking 40.6% increase!!! My normal 31.25 litre which previously cost me RM60, now accelerated to RM84.40! RM24 bucks increment! Its also translate that what I use to enjoyed RM0.15-RM0.16 per km consumption now rocketed to RM0.21-RM0.22 per km. If that doesn’t makes you jump, I guess you are pretty loaded.
Today I pump in extra full tank of 37.41 litre at RM101.00. I used my newly applied Maybank Visa Petronas credit card that allows holder to accumulate points for petrol voucher redemption. The card is lifetime free membership. Hope it helps in long run beside the beanut RM625 rebate.
Lord, we ask for a just and wise government to manage this nation with no hanky panky money business. Let it be before this present leaders make it unreverseable.
At the other end of the line her voice distinctively sounds as if she is in great pain. Mummy said her stomach was just too painful until gotto laid down. Knowing her if she can say it is painful that means it is really, really, really painful. Her stomach mush has been contracting.
I rushed back and get my car and immediately drove to her office which is about an hour drive with traffic. By the time I reach there she already vomited once. Drove her to the nearest clinic and doctor described as food poisoning that makes the gastric pain. Both of us took half day leave, MC for her but EL for me.
It makes no sense because I also ate the same food she eats. She really has no idea how it happens.
Unfortunately, that is not over yet. The gastric pain repeated several times as mummy rest at home. Finally we decided to visit our regular Dr. Lawrence to have a second opinion. He gave another set of medication for her gastric pain. She seems okay after that.
Then, at mid nite mummy complained her lips, throat, hands and feet are swelling. Both of us hardly sleep well that nite.
This morning my father brought her to see Dr. Lawrence again to see what might trigger the allergies. The doctor gave a new medication to replace what might have causes the effects. Another extra day of MC for mummy. During this time of my post, mummy has recovered a lot already. Thank God.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
We are also blessed by Samuel and Christina to let Ivan & Reanne to inherit some of Jordan's belongings. Ivan was particularly excited of the sling bag as he carried it a time long today after reached home.
Ivan even insist of having his 'new' bag with him when going to bed to sleep.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Ivan on the other hand is a right handed person. He writes with his right hand that is for sure.
So, it's kind of lonely being the only one in the family that is left handed. For those who are not one, you don't quite understand the effects. One thing is clear, most things are made for right handed. Hence, lefty gotta compromise and have to learn to use it with our left hand. Sometimes, it is awkward.
Well, only time will tell whether Reanne is a lefty or the wast majority is.
This two days we noticed Reanne started to play with her hands. Previously only with her right hand. Pretty delightful moment to watch her exploring her own body members. She also can managed to grab hold of toys placed near to her face. In another one week time Reanne will be 4 months old and more new development waiting for her to explore!
From what I gathered, the followings are the few common developement to be noticed:-
- Learning to roll over due to the increase strength and ability to manoeuvre herself.
- Increase curiousity to learn. Baby will love to be supported in sitting position to take in everything around her.
- Increase of her vocal and eye vision.
- Baby will not only smile when smiled upon, even laugh out loud when you do something she enjoys.
- Baby now learned to expect a response when she does something.
- Putting her memory to use when playing toys where she will repeat previous acts that she like.
I abstracted the above development milestone from the new book I purchased from Book Fest 2008, titled 'Your Baby & Toddler from birth to 3 years' by Johnson's under DK publishing.
Friday, June 6, 2008
It is an usual things all of us do. Some do it monthly. Some....as and when required or feel like doing it. Not for Ivan. He is dreadful when mentioned about it even since baby. That afternoon we when for a hair cut.
Everything seems okay until the lady barber takes out her trimmer machine. Ivan puts out his hand to refuse. He twist and turn to avoid. I have no choice but to secure/clam him between my arms and let the barber do her job. Ivan cried and screamed. Pretty embarrassing situation to be in when other customers are watching. The lady barber asked me twice why didn't get mummy to be here. I don't think it makes any different (anyway mummy is tight up with Reanne at home alone).
Ivan struggler so as the barber and don't forget me too. It takes two adult to cut a little kid's hair. What a painful cut! Eventually the whole ordeal ended but Ivan still sobbing quietly until we reached home. Of all that, I think Ivan hair now looks much better compared to when it was still long. I really hope he can overcome his fear of having hair cut soon.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
As usual Ivan was so immense into his drumming session most often then not will be accompanied with singing. Don't ask me what he sing about because I don't know what it means. But I enjoyed his showmanship.
If you look carefully this is truly a drummer in the making. His drumstick is actually a combination of his toy hammer and a plastic rod. Can I qualify him as the youngest drummer at 2 years and 4 months old?
I spotted a photo in which a person looks like my younger brother. If you know him, his photo is quite hard to be found or I should say....captured.
Here I found this photo of a crystal clear picture of him attending Louis Pang's workshop for Charge-Up Conference 2008 . Wow, Louis I really respect you la.
Cheers bro, you're in Blog!!!
Unfortunately on the other hand, mummy seems to be getting unwell quite frequent lately with cough. She is on MC today as she cough persistently almost the entire nite. Her throat was very itchy and cause the coughing sensation. Need to build up her immune system as well as her body wellness to keep up the demanding role that she play day to day.
Monday, June 2, 2008
I arrived about 2pm plus, registered myself and straight went to the entry (actually I just follow the crowd). I end up at the English section for children. There I went searching for useful reading book for Ivan. Next found two baby developments book to add up to our baby reference library for more guidance. Found few health related materials for father in-law. Added in my basket one of John. C Maxwell leadership book. Bought a medium size calculate which is dirt cheap about RM6 with 12 digit display. Finally at the end (which I though it was), grab several children educational video. By the time I walk out it's already more than 6pm and with handful of books and etc. Thank God I drove.
I say it is a eventful treasure hunting for me. Later I found out that I actually missed the whole Chinese section which is a the other side of the exhibition halls. Anyway, I can't read Chinese :(
Reanne does has the characteristic of the mother whom possess immerse inner strength. I witnessed it again and again at mummy life especially when she delivered both Ivan and Reanne at the labour room. She hardly complaint of the labour pain. Even the midwife commented her 'strength'.
Well, Reanne 3rd dos will be scheduled on Aug 2008.
The ruling came into force 1st June 2008 making it mandatory for rear seat passengers to wear seat belts. However, no summons for the offence will be issued until the end of August. The ruling is only effective for cars registered after January 1995. Owners of cars without rear seat belts have three years to get them installed.
However, there are exceptions for Perodua Kenari and Kancil, which were rolled out between 1998 and 2004, because they do not have anchorage points and so cannot have rear seat belts retrofitted.
I am now trying to figure out how to buckle Reanne. Hmmm...... I guess she is too minor to be fined.