Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My encounter with Murphy!

Murphy's law: Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong...
My translations
  • Whenever you will leave the house without a diaper bag, you will absolutely regret it... 
  • Your child will demand to go bathroom exactly when you are at the farthest point from the bathroom or when there is none around
This comes from personal experience...

A few months ago, I decided that it was time to lighten the diaper bag and go out without the 3 extra changes of clothes... After all, we were just going for an hour long trip to walmart... What could go wrong in 1 hour...

A LOT CAN GO WRONG IN 1 HOUR!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Teaching the most important things....

"More important than the curriculum is the question of the methods of teaching and the spirit in which the teaching is given"

I have a younger brother and sister. Back when I was growing up, I was very involved in my brother's education. He is almost 8 years younger to me. My mother always encouraged me to get involved in his education. "You are the eldest... you have to teach your siblings... you need to teach them all the important things they need to learn". And I took that responsibility pretty seriously. When he was in grade school, I even used to go to his PTA meetings, and talk to his teachers.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tales from Shanghai trip - Never say never!


"I dare you to eat me. I DARE YOU!"

It was a fish head. Right in front of me at the restaurant dining table in Shanghai on my first night there. It was covered with vegetables, but I could still see the white eye of the fish staring me and challenging me...

I gulped! NO! NEVER!