Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Nintendo Wii - Boxing

Mother and Daughter having a boxing match in the Nintendo Wii Sports.

You should see Isabel in bowling action, she can hit "Turkey"... no problem.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Girls and Shoes

What is it about shoes that girls so obsess with?

The color? The style? The way it matches the dress?

Is it an in-built thing or God placed it in the DNA? It should be the DNA, having double X makes them look at shoes differently than the boys.

My elder daughter has more shoes at any one time than I ever had in 3 years.

And now she need another pair to be the Flower-Girl this Saturday.

At the same time, she also tried other shoes, just to see it looks nice or not.

This pair of legs belongs to her younger sister, Ally. Seeing her big sister try new shoes, she too grabbed a pair to try.

Isabel's feet

Ally's feet

We thought this should be nice for her gown, but found that the quality wasn't so good.

Ally started to try 2 different shoes at the same time.

In the end, this was the best choice but...

that's right... don't have her size. The display set fits her but the strap is broken.

Ally still trying more shoes dispite the wrong size and wrong side.

Isabel likes this but it was too informal.

Ally's feet.

But in the end, after trying so many, we didn't buy any.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Md-lIfe Crises?

In Proverb, It is said that: Midlife is the old age of youth and the youth of old age. Some say that it is the second chance of becoming the person that we are meant to be (Second Adulthood).

Midlife is a normal developmental life stage.

In life we have two major identity crisis. The first, occurring in adolescence, is to establish an identity. You must get a sense of who you are. The second identity crisis is at midlife when you must give up who you think you are so you can become who you were meant to be.

I'm not sure if I'm going through Midlife, but I know I have some changes in my life that somehow scares but assures me of who I'm becoming.

Significant changes is my view with health, I started to be conscious...
Just the other day, I was telling my lovely wife that I want to start going on regular check-ups. I may be only 35, but rather not wait till 40s to start checking on my organs.

I used to drown myself with fizzy drinks, finishing a bottle of 1.5L coke by myself in just a couple of days. Can you imagine that amount of sugar in those drinks? But now I drink plain water only. I also cut down on red meat and curry gravy.


My taste in art and movie have changed. I no longer got the stomach to watch horror and blood gore movies, especially zombie movies which used to be my favorite. I also can't stand slapstick jokers like Jackie Chan.

Instead, I prefer movies that shows humanity and character like "Pursuit of Happyness" and "Babel", something that has real stories and real acting in it.


Career? I don't want to be working for a younger boss, I want to be sure that I'm the boss. So I'm taking up courses to upgrade my qualifications, maybe finish with a MBA. That aside, I have the fear of being stuck in the same job for too long and by the time I'm 40, no body wants to hire me. Switching jobs will be virtually impossible...

But most importantly, I want to make sure I earn more than enough for my family.


So... Am I going through midlife crisis? I don't know... I may even say I don't care... cos I think I like what I'm becoming.