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Spirit of Excellence! – Cold Storage Kids Run 2014

May 20, 2014, 0 Comments

The results of competitive run is out today! So much can happen within one minute, and it separates the winner from those who didn’t win, or does it? This is our second time taking part in the run. In a family of two boys, it is no wonder that we do sports alot, intentional or not. They are always running, jumping, on their bikes, kicking a ball, swimming, climbing and swinging about in the playground, you name it! The boys enjoy sports so much it is easy to teach them good sportsmanship through these activities. “Run as you would usually…

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Mummy, who do you love more?

May 10, 2014, 0 Comments

Some months ago, the sons were comparing who I love most between them. It seemed apparent that the one I showed most affection was the one I loved most, and one of them would say to me “You don’t love me, mummy!” And I will, and has always said, “Of course I do, I just express it differently. Your brother is affectionate, and he likes hugs, so mummy give him hugs.” “I also like hugs.” The son will reply. And I gave him one of mine. This son does not initiate hugs like his brother does. But all children wants…

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River Safari Boat Ride! Here we come!

April 30, 2014, 0 Comments

The boys had been wanting to go for the Amazon River Quest boat ride at River Safari since it opened its door early this year. As usual, in this little island of Singapore, we like to wait a little until the crowd dissipates, so we can enjoy peace and quiet, especially when it is cruising the Amazon river. Feeling a little nervous, when there was absolutely no one in sight.  We meant quiet, but not THAT quiet. The other boats before us were full though and I guess no one was in the queue after us, so here we go,…

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What are we depriving them of, really?

April 1, 2014, 0 Comments

Are students spending too much time on co-curricular activities (CCA)? Has our the society become so competitive that schools too are competing how many CCAs they can offer, and what CCAs are they best known for? Is it just sleep deprivation that we are robbing our children of? As some parents have reported, their children are leaving homes as early as 5.30am, only to reach home at 7pm, at least three times a week. That leaves them little time to catch up on their homework and even less time spent with the family. I have heard of stories where it…

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Beyond Sacrifical Love

March 14, 2014, 0 Comments

We fight, we squabble over trivial things and God forbid we utter the “D” word in our marriage. I’m afraid it is Yes to all of the above. Of all the things we did and did not do, plus the intervention of the divine and of in-laws, there is but one thing we did that saved our marriage. The husband and I are as different as night and day. He was working out at home today, he said that piece of equipment he got for a few months now, was to strengthen his core muscles. I sat next to him…