Friday, October 28, 2011

iCreate 1.0


Must be those inspiration day for the kids.

With some assistant from mommy, Ivan and Reanne turn their imagination into craft toys with some recycling boxes. 

Ivan create an airplane and Reanne made her very first girl robot. Reanne named her creation Bi Bi. 

I can see that both are very satisfied with want they have made. And they happily post with it!

Ivan's super airplane

Reanne's Bi Bi robot

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tribute to Steve Jobs


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On October 5, 2011, Apple announced that its visionary founder had died. "We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today," the company said. "Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve."

Although I am not an Apple product user as per say (yet to purchase iPhone, iPad etc), I believe the betterment and innovation of technologies brought about by Steve Jobs is immense if not immeasurable. In many degree he has through his beloved creation Apple have changed the world. Even the words he shared challenge us to re-look our life purpose in whole. He talks about dreams, life, death and love.

My favorite quote of Steve Job, "Stay Hungry. Stay foolish"

May you rest in peace. 

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1976921,00.html#ixzz1a0Iu8adS

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Pursuit of Happyness - Real Thing






Chris Gardner
Do you still remember the movie above starring Will Smith and his son? I'm sure you do. It's an amazing movie re-telling the real story of Chris Gardner from homeless dad to millionaire stockbroker. This is what he got to share:

You struggles to earn a living might be different from his or anyone else's, but Gardner says the answer to pulling yourself up is the same. Find something you're passionate about and go for it. "Maybe it's not time for us over 50 to be finding a job," but instead finding a career to create,Gardner says. "Maybe it's time to find our button and push it."

Here's his advice for people contemplating a midlife reinvention:

1. "Ain't nobody gotta dig it but you." Forget what other people think or say. Do something that makes you happy. "We're afraid that because everybody might not like it" we shouldn't do it, Gardner says. "But you gotta push that button."

2. Go with what you love, but stay grounded. "Probably the hardest question I get asked is 'How do I choose between passion and practicality?'" Gardner says. "I can't answer that. I had to do both. I was passionate about pursuing a career in financial services. But I was also passionate about feeding my child."

3. Start a business. Gardner added his voice to the chorus of experts who see a wave of small-business startups run by baby boomers pushed out of Corporate America due to ageism or the bad economy. That's OK, he says, because entrepreneurs over 50 are in a better position than younger workers to capitalize on their "reputations and Rolodexes." It's the start of a creator economy, he says, "with a whole lot of folks being entrepreneurial."

4. Have a plan. If you're starting a business, hope isn't enough. You need a plan that's clear, concise, compelling and consistent. On top of that, you need to be committed to what you're doing, he says.

5. Play to your strengths. "Your skills, talents and expertise are transferable" to other types of jobs and industries, he says.

6. Look out for yourself. "The cavalry is not coming....and things might be getting worse."

7. Remember what's important. For a long time, Americans worked to get things, Gardner says. It's time to focus on what really matters -- family and friends.

8. Any progress is progress. "Baby steps count, too, as long as you're moving forward," he says.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Reanne going to kindergarten next year



Another significant mileage will be taking shape soon in our family. We have registered Reanne to attend her very first year kindgarten this coming new year 2012. Reanne will join Koh Koh Ivan in the same school. 

We can see that Reanne was fairly comfortable while she was in the school interacting with the teachers. Ivan also looks excited. While waiting for the new school term to start this three months, we need to get Reanne prepare to begin a new routine. Waking up two kids early in the morning, wash them, dress them, feed them and send them to school will going to be double the effort for mommy. Nevertheless it's a great milestone!

On 2

The following wall backdrop have caught my attention for quite some times already. I was unable to resist myself to take out the camera to capture some photos with it. Walla!
We are brother and sister.....2 years gap

Already attended 2 years kindergarten

See we are 2gether

We are 2 pretty sisters

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Logos Hope - Largest Floating Book Fair







THE MV Logos Hope is the newest ship of Operation Mobilisation (OM) and will visit Port Klang from 29 Sept to 23 Oct 2011. This is the vessel's first call in Malaysia. Logos Hope replaces the MV Doulos which last visited Port Klang in 2006.

Known as the world's largest floating book fair, the ship carries over 5,000 titles on a wide range of subjects for sale at discounted prices. Through this, the ship has met the educational needs of communities around the world. The book fair will open daily for the general public.

Logos Hope is also here to bless the community through conferences and seminars on board, through ministry teams sent on outreach, and through a two-week volunteer programme for Malaysians to experience work and service on the ship.

This is one of those interesting outing worth going with children. So I am planning to go with my little kids more so they have not been into a big ship such as this. 

For more information please click here

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

AirAsia Free Seats - Sept 2011



Yes, AirAsia crazy free seats is taking off come this mid nite on 21st Sept 2011. Get ready and find out more from below.

To better prepare yourselves for tonight's booking process, check out the full list of destinations here

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Man Cycle around the world started with $2


Photo courtesy of Keiichi Iwasaki

This article really caught my eyes when I read of the the heading. After reading it, I somewhat speak to myself why I can't do the same or something similar of that sort.

This Japanese man started cycling from Japan to other parts of the world with only $2 in his pocket ten years ago. Ever since that he still pursuing that passion funded purely by his street magic tricks. Really makes you think it doesn't necessary take a gigantic afford to do something you like. The saying "where there is a will, there is a way" speaks volume in this case.

Truly inspiring. Fitting for us to ponder what stop us to pursue things that matters in our life.

Read the rest of the story here

Monday, January 31, 2011

Tool to inculcate reading habit


I find it very interesting when I found this reading application Meegenius while venturing with Google Chrome browser.



MeeGenius digitizes children's stories, classic and new, and adds features such as word highlighting and audio playback for easy read-along

MeeGenius adds a whole new dimension to story time, making books fun and easy to read along with, while also promoting reading comprehension skills. MeeGenius is made for the modern family on-the-go - with all books stored in one place whether at home, in the car, or on vacation.

After downloading the iPhone/iPad application or visiting www.meegenius.com, Google TV, or the Google Chrome Web Store, users have access to introductory books for FREE, with additional books available within the MeeGenius storefront. MeeGenius offers a collection of childhood favorites, such as "The Three Little Pigs," "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" and "Jack and the Beanstalk," in addition to new and exciting titles. Additional titles from well-known authors and publishers are being added on an ongoing basis.

Strongly recommend it for your kids. Try it!

Big high 5

Our boy is now officially 5 years already. I guess he is very proud of it too(as the shown in the photo above).

The boy is growing fast. Bear in mind I didn't mean not just his physical being. One clear significant is his appetite for knowledge and new skills. Curiosity is his driving force. He will asked to know more, and asked many many times.

This year we made it extra meaningful for Ivan by giving him a fun time celebrating his birthday with his classmates at the kindergarten school. Bonus to that we let him choose what type of cake he wants. He wanted his cake with rocket on it. Many thanks to Lyra Patisserie for making it possible.

We even had a 2nd cake to celebrate at home. Another creation by Lyra Patisserie. Yummy!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Ivan back to school


As 2011 starts, so was the new school term. And Ivan when back to kindergarten for his 2nd year class. This round he is a "senior".

Both of us brought Ivan to school together with Reanne on the 1st day of re-opening. It wasn't as smooth as we wanted it to be. Not wanting to wake up was one of it. Another was Ivan being uneasy while in the school to a point shedding some tears when parents were asked to leave. Thankfully Ivan was back to his norm again on the 2nd day itself.

The kindergarten school had relocated itself to a new premise for this new term. They constructed a totally new building designed specifically for kindergarten purposes complete with a mini pool. It was finished just in time for the new term to start. So much bigger. And most of all so much nearer to our house. Less then 100m away! Now mommy just need to walk Ivan to school instead of driving him there.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

It's gonna be a cold CNY

As reported, the Malaysian Meteorological Department said the weather pattern was a bit erratic and the cool weather was expected to continue into the Chinese New Year.

Department spokesman Ramlan Abdul Rahman said Malaysia was still not out of the Northeast monsoon season, which started in November and lasted till March, that brought heavy rainfall to the east side of Peninsular Malaysia such as Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang as well as Sabah and Sarawak.

“As this monsoon wind is particularly strong, it often brings heavy rain to the west side of Peninsular Malaysia as well during this period,” he said.

The department has also registered greater cloud activity during the period and forecasts the erratic cloud patterns to last longer. It said the erratic cloud pattern and rain were the two major contributing factors for the cool weather.

Personally, for those who are of asthmatic background have to take note of these current weather. Don't let the cold air become a trigger for a bad allergic symptoms.

2011

Yeah, it's already two weeks into the new year 2011. Pretty late to say, "Hey guys happy new year!"

But....no harm trying

Hoping for new start......from what was not finished last year, resume those that positive and starts what have not commence