Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Haze, Haze....Go Away and Never Come Back Again!

Singapore is badly hit by hazy since last week. Boy....the hazy is so thick that you think you are living in the moutain covered by mist. No joke..... even my little princess asked me "why the sky is like". Her face looks so puzzled that the haze has not cleared off even with the few rounds of  heavy rain.

 You see i have struggled to keep her indoor for the last few days after school.She doesn't understand why it so hazy and why our neighbouring country is not taking serious measures to control the 'forest fire'.

There are 202 ‘hotspots’ in Sumatra, indicating where Indonesian farmers and plantation companies had set fires to clear large swathes of forests to get the land ready for the crop-planting season.

The Pollutants Standards Index (PSI), measured in three-hourly slots, stood at 84 between 5pm and 8pm, which put the air quality in the moderate range. It fell back to 61 by 11pm. As at 9pm on Wednesday 20/Oct, the PSI had risen to 71. Readings of between 50 and 100 mean moderate air quality.NEA said in a release on Tuesday night that the haze is expected to persist over the next couple of days.

OMG! Another couple of days, i ran out of reasons to explain to Megan....to why i have kept her indoor after school for the past weeks.

I worried what will happen to 'Mother Earth' if measurement is not made soon.
My one penny worth of suggestion that all nations regardless nationality, races, belief and gender should come together as 'ONE' to find alternative ways to solve the 'forest fire'. Example: ASEAN can come up with a incentive programmes, if the 'Forest Fire' is minimise to let's say 20 per year, then the country will be given 'X amount' of money as incentive to curb the issue. What is money if we do not have 'Mother Earth'?

 With the change in climate and the melting of polar ice caps, our future generations will made to bear the consequences what we did to 'Mother Earth'. They are not even born or have live in the world.....why must they suffer or bear the consequences!!!

Think about it!
Is there anything we can do at home to play a small role in preserving 'Mother Earth'?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Inspirational....Pianist Liu Wei

 Summary of Liu Wei

Liu Wei, who plays the piano with his toes, was crowned champion of China's Got Talent. Four months after the show started in late June, the final was held at Shanghai Stadium. The 23-year-old armless pianist from Beijing amazed an audience of about 70,000 and the judges by singing the song You Are Beautiful, and playing the keys with just his toes.

Liu defeated six other contestants in the first two rounds of text message votes and beat 7-year-old runner-up, the stand-up comedian Zhang Fengxi, in the last round of voting. He could not hold back his tears when he was awarded the crown.

 Liu will be invited to perform on Taiwan singer Jolin Tsai's world tour and will also have a three-month stint at Las Vegas. He said he is an ordinary person and will keep composing music of his own.

"I really do not care how people regard me. It is enough for me to do the things I like. When other people express their regret and sorrow because I lost both arms, I can tell them confidently that I have perfect feet," he said.

Liu lost his arms when he was 10 after touching a high-voltage wire during a game of hide-and-seek.

 He won two gold medals and one silver at the National Swimming Championship for the Disabled in 2002. By the age of 19, Liu had taught himself how to play the piano with his feet and started composing and producing music, practicing more than seven hours every day.

One year later, he was given the chance to work with the famous Hong Kong pop star Andy Lau and they composed the song 'Let It Be."
"Music is like water and air to me. I can't live without it," Liu Wei has said.

"There are only two options for the rest of my life: die as soon as possible or live life loud," Liu said during one show, inspiring thousands of people across China.

Poem Dedicated to My Sweetheart Daughter

4 years ago, we welcomed Megan.
A baby of our own.
Nervously and sleepily,
We took her home.

We figured out the nursing.
This goes how? and where?
We were told there would be crying,
And how to show we care.
4 years has gone so quickly,
Yet we have learned so much.
We've felt a love so strongly,
In our child's gentle touch.

Her laughs and smiles. Her pouts and tears.
Wow! She can get so mad!
But we wouldn't trade a minute,
As a thankful mom and dad.

Daddy and Mummy 

Monday, October 11, 2010

Make it a Happee Day for Children with Cancer.

Happy days, we all like those. We spend our days in the pursuit of happiness, making good things happen so that we can well, be happy. And a lot of us have a lot to be happy about – happy families, healthy kids, good friends, decent jobs, a nice day out. But then not everyone gets to be happy as often as they hope to.
by Daphne on October 1, 2010

Like families battling childhood cancer.

Childhood cancer isn’t something we like to think about, because it’s scary and it makes you feel helpless and thankful all at the same time. It’s not something that’s within our control, like we can prevent it by feeding only organic food or taking more multivites. We don’t know why it happens to kids and how we can stop it from happening. So we hope and pray that our kids stay strong and healthy and that we don’t ever have to sit in the doctor’s office to hear those scary words, “I’m sorry, it’s cancer.”

Some parents have been through that, though. More than a thousand of them. According to the Childhood Cancer Registry, 1,103 children were diagnosed with cancer between 1997 and 2005 in Singapore, with more than half below the age of 5. That’s over a thousand parents being told that their kids have cancer.
For them, happy days are hard to come by. They’re happy if their kid makes it through another round of chemotherapy or even just another day without puking or needles or mood swings or pain.

So we’re having our first event on 31 October. Mark your calendars, folks, because we are going to make it a HAPPEE DAY. I approached the Children’s Cancer Foundation asking if there’s anything we could do for these kids and they said, “why yes, yes there was. How about organizing an event to bring a little joy to them and give them a reason to smile, even if it’s just for a while?”

That’s why Mother, Inc will be organizing a mini carnival at Hort Park (venue kindly sponsored by Hort Park) for 30 children fighting cancer. There will be mascots, balloon sculptors, face painting, magic shows, a truckload of balloons and tons of more cool stuff.

I know the carnival is just one day of fun for these kids who have to be brave and go through years of jabs and treatment. Thing is, we can’t be there through it all, but one day is a start. To let them know that they’re not facing this alone. That there are people who care and are proud of them for fighting and are cheering them on. It’s a day we get to meet them and spend a morning together.
Here’s where you come in.

1. Be there.
If you’re free on the morning of the 31st, come on by to Hort Park for the event as a volunteer. We’ll need help with the logistics, carnival booths and most of all, to make friends with the families who are attending the event. Bring your kids, who will have a blast at the carnival and they’ll get to make some new friends at the same time. Also, if you have some ideas or skills (like if you can eat fire or juggle chainsaws or sing with helium) that you would like to contribute, just drop me a mail at daphne [at] motherinc [dot] org or via the contact form . That would be so awesome.

2. Donate.
If you can’t make it down but would like to help anyway, you can do so by donating to the Children’s Cancer Foundation. They provide financial aid to families who struggle with the burden of chemotherapy treatments and surgeries and your donations will go a long way in showing that you care. You can donate anytime from now until 31 October. Give a little and make someone’s day a little happier.

*** For more information, pls visit http://www.motherinc.org/happee-day/make-it-a-happee-day-for-children-with-cancer/

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Turning 4th In 2 weeks Time!

 Omg !!!!
My baby will be turning 4th in Oct 18!
It's been 4 years ....we been through a lot of ups and downs together as a family.

I can still remember clearly that 'fine' day when i found out that i was pregnant with Megan.
We couldn't believe what we saw on the pregnancy kit that we went out to the pharmancy to buy another kit just to make sure that the result are the same.
It was really funny to see the reaction on our faces.

We were jumping in joy and some tears of happiness rolled down on our cheeks.
Well that was 4 years and 9 months ago :-)

Having you grow in my tummy was the best thing i have ever experience.
It  was an easy pregnancy and i was amazed on how i like the idea of being pregnant.
My hair was shinning, my face was glowing and i was so cheerful almost all the time.
It's seem like i was in 'heaven'.
I have you to thanked for being so understanding and sweet.

My darling princess, Megan will be turning 4 soon......
What are my thoughts on it?

Of course i am excited....it's once in the life time that Megan celebrate her 4th birthday.
 I even started to prepare the birthday goodies bags three months before 'The Birthday' and  making sure that the child care center is notified to celebrate Megan 4th birthday.

She even received advance presents from her 'Yee Ma' , po po,daddy & me.
Keeping her from opening her presents is very challenging. Each day i have to come up with various  reasons why she should not open her present yet.

Eventhough my little princess will be turning one year older and hopefully wiser, she will always be my 1st born baby gal.

Regardless what might happen in the future, she will remains sacred and precious deep inside my heart.
"Happy Birthday My Sweet Heart"

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Tired Working Mum............

 It's been a awful busy week plus i am required to work this Saturday for the quarter end closing......Sigh!

During this time every quarterly, i am seriously considering to switch my 'power suit' to a less stressful job as a 'home maker' full time. I bet the being a 'SAHM' will be as challenging as ever but the reward of seeing your family and child happy and healthy is priceless.

Nothing beats spending precious time with your love ones. And lets not forget, having time to get the things you wish you had the time to do but haven't found time in your busy working life, done is also rewarding.

Believe me i have try many times to improve my 'time management' but stumble and fall down so often. Till today, i am still finding ways to solve my issue of 'time management' and 'balancing my work and my family'

Everyday i undergo so many roles, as a daugther,sister,girlfriend, wife, mother, good friend and colleague.Just say,if any of my roles have just 'one issue' each.... you can imagine i will be running like a mad person solving each issue without having any time thinking of the things i wanted to do but have not gotten time to do it.
There 101 things that i wish i had the time and strength to do. Like doing up my 'princess bedroom', backpacking to an exotic locations for a couple of weeks,go on trips with my family, re-deco the house.....the lists is endless.

Fellow bloggers....life is not long or short, but striking a balance in work and family life seems impossible to me now.Maybe i have not grown wiser as i aged each day but one thing for sure, my family is my 'whole world' eventhough i might seems very career oriented women.