Monthly Archives: November 2009

Appreciate more, depreciate less


One day before I left for my vacation, I had a big fight with one of my sons. Yes, a huge fight – one that caused me to burst into tears and sent Mike running home from work. I was … Continue reading

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Bilingualism


I have been catching up with local news by reading all the past week issues of Straits’ Times. One hot topic was MM Lee’s admission that Chinese had not been taught better, resulting in a few generations of kids who grew … Continue reading

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China Tourists


It’s true! You need a holiday to recover from a vacation. I had a wonderful 7 days in HK and Macau, feasting away on wonton mee and beef tripes, egg tarts from both sides, all cheap stuff except for one meal … Continue reading

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Fathering in Singapore.


Fathers Action Network (FAN) was recently formed by a group of prominent figures from various organisations and businesses. The network aims to kick-start a movement called "Dads for Life" to get fathers more involved with their families, especially in their … Continue reading

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The Dilemma of Things II


When I won the tickets to Ninja Assasin, starring Korean hunk Rain, I had not intended to go. Sitting through a violent movie is a torture. I decided to give the tickets to my older kids. They were really pleased. … Continue reading

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The dilemma of things


I’d been having problems with my newspapers delivery ever since a new vendor took over three years ago. They had engaged a very old (yes very old) Chinese national man to deliver the papers and he could never get it … Continue reading

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Planning my Hong Kong Trip


We’ll be travelling to Hong Kong and Macau this Saturday for a short vacation. I’d been to Hong Kong once in 1989 for a sales meeting. I remembered that it was in October and a typhoon had been forcasted during my … Continue reading

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