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