• iPad Pro Screen Shuttered, What You Should Know, If You Have One

    Being a really nice father, I passed my iPad Pro (10.5) to our daughter on Sunday evening, while I was doing the house chores.  She will use it to watch kids program on Netflix, which we have setup an account for her. So, she watched something, so excited, dropped it, and the screen shuttered, even I had a glass protector on. Well, as you can see from the picture, it is pretty bad. I contacted Apple Care, was told it is not covered under the warranty.  So was quoted RM2,600 for the replacement.  Being a China man, I opted to search around where I could have the screen changed.  Got…

  • What we do when we are having meals with kids

    Recently I observed (not that I did not in the past), often when family is having a meal together, no one is on the table with each other, but on the phones, without someone, something else. Few months back we went to an Italian restaurant for dinner, the place was fully booked.  So can expect over capacity.  When we were there, I noticed most families and couples were not talking to each other, but spending time on the phones.  I could spy, Instagram, WeChat, WhatsApp etc. Since that time, our twins did not have a phone (yes, we recently added the phones into their lives), so they were busy talking…

  • Pray for Prey

    Coming from a parent. I love our kids, although some time I am tempted to put them up for adoption. I seldom allow our kids to go to the public toilet alone.  Even for our twins sons.  I don’t. I noticed elderly love to touch our twins, I especially pay attention when it is the male elderly.  They love to touch them and groped their bodies.  I generally will stop the elderly from going on politely, by pulling our twins back.  Later we will talk to the twins about possible sexual harassment which they may had encountered. As parents, we need to be honest and transparent about everything, including the…

  • 🖕🏻Spotify

    🖕🏻@Spotify @SpotifyCares #spotifypremium #spotifyfamilypremium — Samuel Tan 陳思量 (@hisamueltan) February 9, 2018 Got annoying emails from Spotify to my dear wife as well as the twins, asking them to rectify their addresses. I mean, for such suspicious email, you think anyone going to click it? So upon discussion, we decided not to reply to such email, neither we are going to click it. Guess what, Spotify removed the twins and my dear wife from the Spotify Premium for Family, because they did not response. I mean WTF Spotify. Spotify was (notice ‘was’ here) collecting money from me every month, without fail (auto debit), and instead of asking me (which I…

  • Learning about nakedness

    Naked, is a taboo. While my mother does not allow me to see her naked while I was growing up, as she told me, it is not right, because I should not see any woman without the clothes on. I wanted to tell my mom that I have seen her naked when I was born, and same goes for her, she has seen me naked as a child. I used to swim in the public pool in Kuala Lumpur, where I used to encounter naked men bathing, walking about.  I used to think it was strange where these men wanted someone to look at them naked. However, I took nakedness…

  • Head Back-To-School with the Antabax Sanitizing Kit

    The beginning of a new school term is just around the corner with students excited to meet their peers again, but with parents worried about the coughs, colds and other communicable diseases that are common among children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 80 percent of all infections are transmitted by hands[1]. Thus keeping hands clean can help to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. 

  • TOP”共享更美好的未来”筹款活动卷土重来

    马来西亚半岛首屈一指的洗衣剂品牌TOP[1],连续第3年通过”与TOP共享更美好的未来”(”A Brighter Future with TOP”)或”Cerahi Kehidupan Bersama TOP”,为全国指定关怀组织的孩童提供开学的必需品。

  • When stupid people remains stupid

    We stayed at a Airbnb apartment in Johor recently.  The experience was not great, mainly the host or our handler was someone, whom I think must be really dumb to begin with. I find it beyond my comprehension to ask someone where I can park our car.  His reply, “Car park Mr. Tan,” “The basement or the floor above car parks, because there are two here,” I said. “Car park, Mr. Tan,” he again replied. I went to the basement car park which is designated for the visitors, ouch.  Only found out when I needed to exit the car park.  The not so helpful security personnel, whom only speak Nepali…