• It’s fucking sad to be old in Malaysia

    As the title of this blog says, it is. I was walking in city centre today, heading to a bank before meeting client and colleague for the meeting.  Many parts of the walk ways in city centre are seriously not senior citizen friendly, at all. For examples:- The heights of the pavement from the roads, require most with really strong knees to ‘climb’ over.  You generally can not step on, or off, because you need really strong knees to do so. Some parts with the slope to help the older folks to come down, instead of using the stairs, since they are not so friendly to their knees, are above…

  • MYOB, Life is Happier When We Mind Our Own

    Weekend is here. Quite a fruitful week thus far.  Have few positive news about the projects, which is encouraging to the company. Family wise, also going well, although still need some time for the kids to adjust to handling the family, household together, instead of relying on a maid.  Well, I think that, generally would be the problem for most families in Malaysia with maids. I hear you 🙂

  • Being parent

    I find it hard to celebrate parent’s day this year.  Mainly there were many traveling plans related to work that we have to attend to.  Nevertheless, I just want to share how important it it to be a parent.  I do not mean being a parent as married, getting pregnant, giving birth, raise the child et cetera.  But focusing on a parent that is able to raise the child up, then stop supplying, stop nagging, spoon feeding, advising constantly without letting the grown up child to decide, or simply continuously directing the child even though he or she already grown up.

  • “He is my son, I can’t give up on him”

    I must admit this.  My 2011 new year resolution is to read the Bible as my daily devotional material instead of newspaper.  Well, blamed it to the Oriental Daily (my mom’s favorite for now) that delivers very early in the morning, like 5am.  So our sons head to school with the transporter, our Cambodian helper would have brought the Oriental Daily into our living hall.  So, must be the attraction of knowing what was going. Enough of blaming the very nice newspaper delivery man. When reading the news about gay Chinese youth that has been termed as con that also forced the victim to perform unnatural sexual activities (i.e. sodomise…

  • Hurdles & dissapointment are parts of achieving goals

    After Numbers, I am now embarking on the book of Deutronomy, which is the last book of Law. I read a Facebook posting of Sam Kassim this morning it says, God takes away something from one, because He choose to bless something better (in the context). The Israelites have been led by God and Moses to leave Egypt and heading to the promise land that filled with honey and milk.  However, the reaching to the promise land does not come easy as they have to go through wars, departure of leaders (such as Aaron) and disappointment when received news of strong competitors that no way Israelites could defeat. Although there…

  • Are Children Commodities

    Knowing one of the media is writing the similar story about children at charity homes abandoned simply because parents have their own dreams.  The children told me, “Our parents treat us like commodities”.  When they need us, they keep us.  They left us here, when they do not need us anymore.” While I was still wondering why parents choose to have kids at the first place, the child continues, “My father left us because he found another women.  But now she has left him,” “Wait, wait, our mom also.  She has a boy friend and constantly told us how rich her new boyfriend is and will soon, soon one day…