June 29, 2010


Have you ever come across parents who are over protective towards their kids that they unintentionally cause hurt to another person? Well, I have, few years ago.

There was this guy who stays around my neighborhood. He told me he has three sons. The youngest son was born with some complication. I can't remember what it was. He had to spent his first few years going in and out of hospital. He said it was disheartening to watch his son with tubes chucking out from his tiny fragile body.

He survived it all and live to be a healthy boy. Due to all those trauma that they had gone through, this guy pay special attention to this son. In fact he pay all his attention towards this son. The elder two boys could feel it but what can they say. He is extremely protective over his youngest boy.

One day, when his youngest son was about nine years old, came back from school and start complaining about his classmates. He told his dad that there was this particular boy in school who likes to bully him. The dad obviously was upset but didn't really find out what he meant by bullying. Few days later he said the same thing. By now, dad's patience was running thin. How could someone bully his precious boy.

One day, he took leave from work and went to pay a visit to his son's school. It was recess time by the time he reach school. Upon stepping into the school gate, he heard his son exchanging harsh words with another boy. They were just standing near the canteen. Both were just talking, not even fighting. The dad, who already had so much anger coop up inside him, walk straight to that boy and gave him a good slap on his face.

He was quite a tiny nine year old. After the slap, he fell and knock his head on some flower pots beside them. Children nearby was screaming. They could see blood on his lips but his head was alright. Some of those children ran and told the headmistress. Things gone from bad to worse. The principle made him stay in the office and wait for that boy's parents. They had some discussion but they did not press charges. The worse thing was, that was not the boy that has been bullying his son.

He told me that he had never felt so bad before, in his entire life. . He didn't realize that after that incident, other children might start avoiding his son in school.

Well, I personally find that it is healthy for children to sometimes argue in school. This is part of growing up. As long as no one gets hurt, "bullying" is fine. They might be exaggerating. Their bullying could also mean that his friends refuse to share toys or books etc. or would not want him to be in his group etc.

So parents out there, please find out more before you take matters into your own hands. Thanks for reading and happy parenting.

June 27, 2010

Pork chop with rice

On weekends when everyone is around to help, I will cook something special like this. My own style of pork chop.

1. Cook a bit of carrot rice. Steam shred carrot with rice till cook with a rice cooker or a steamer. The amount of water for rice is the same as how we used to cook normal rice (Refer to my earlier post on carrot rice.) The above I scoop the rice with an ice-cream scoop to shaped it like a ball then put it on top of a lettuce and top with some seaweed cut in small rectangular.

2. I marinate the pork chop with a few drops of dark soy sauce, few teaspoon of light sauce sauce, a bit of sugar, a few drop of Lea & Perrins worcestershire sauce and sprinkle some dry rosemary on it. You can also add a few drops of sesame oil when marinate. Marinate at least for a couple of hours. I love the smell of sesame oil but not too much here or it would cover the smell of rosemary.

3. Boil water, add a few slices of lemon into water and add in the wedges. Boil till soft then remove. Once it is drip dry, deep fry it in oil till golden brown. (Learned this from t.v)

4. Heat pan and fry the pork chop till brown. Remove from pan. Saute slices of onion till soft then add in the left over sauce that we used to marinate the pork chop. Once it comes to a boil pour it onto the pork chop so that it won't be so dry.

Serve in any style you like. My whole family love watching cook shows, so when we have the time, we will cook something like this and decorate it like those chefs on t.v. and we will have a satisfying meal together. This is the cheapest and most fun family activities for us.

Try it sometime. Thanks for reading.

June 25, 2010

What does he sees in me?

I remembered I got my first love letter when I was only 9 from this boy who is from my class. Till now I am still not sure what he sees in me. I was really skinny and very tall, practically the tallest girl in my class. I am not a class monitor nor a prefect and not even popular in school. I was a nobody then. He was very short for a boy, much shorter than me.

He would get my girlfriends to pass love letters to me during recess time at the canteen and he would watch from the second floor of our school building. I would take it and throw it into the dumpster. I was too young to know how to tell him politely that he is not my type. He kept passing more letters through friends and I keep avoiding. Anyway, he never got the guts to walk up to me and express his feelings. I was prepared to tell him no if he ever did.

During the Chinese New Year the next year, he took his kid sister and walk to my house and knock on my door without being invited. Mum opened the door and invited him in not knowing that he is the last person I would want to see. Wonder how he knows where I was staying, gosh, he had turn to a stalker now. We all just sat there and eat cookies.

My family had to move, that was my last year in that school. Actually I start schooling there for only 2 years. We moved a lot that time. Never heard from him since.

Now I am married with 2 boys and guess where I am staying now? Just few miles from my old school. Sometimes when we pass that area, I would tell my sons this story. Well at least I have one more tale to share with my sons, niece, nephews and you.

I do wonder if he ever grew taller? How does he look like now? Don't think I would recognize him if I ever were to bump into him. I also wonder if I were to continue my study there, when would he have the guts to come up to me and say something and what would he say. Do you have any childhood memories like this to share?

Thanks for reading about my schooldays memories. Have a nice weekend to all.

June 22, 2010

MEMOIRS OF IMH (Institute of Mental Hospital)

Record I

A doctor asked a patient: "If I were to cut one of your ears off, what will happen to you?"
Patient: "Then I will not be able to hear..."
Doctor: "Hmm…that's normal...so if I were to cut your other ear off, what will happen then?"
Patient: "I will not be able to see..."
The doctor became nervous and asked: "Why would you not see then???"
Patient: "Because my spectacles will fall off..."

Record II

A nurse saw a patient writing a letter. She got curious and went to take a peek. But the patient didn't wanna let her see.
Nurse (unable to contain her curiosity): "Who are you writing to?"
Patient: "I'm writing a letter to myself..."
Her curiosity grew and she thought to herself (Why would someone write a letter to himself?)
So she asked again: "So...what's written inside?"
Patient (got impatient): "You crazy ah? I haven't received the letter, how would I know??"

Record III

One truck driver was doing his usual delivery to IMH.He discovered a flat tyre when he was about to go home. He jacked up the truck and took the flat tyre down. When he was about to fix the spare tyre, he accidentally dropped all the bolts into the drain. As he can't fish the bolts out, he started to panic.

One patient happened to walk past and asked the driver what happened.The driver thought to himself, since there's nothing much he can do; he told the patient the whole incident.
The patient laughed at him and said "can't even fix such a simple problem...no wonder you are destined to be a truck driver..."

Here's what you can do, take one bolt each from the other 3 tyres and fix it onto this tyre. Then drive to the nearest workshop and replace the missing ones, easy as that".

The driver was very impressed and asked "You're so smart but why are you here at the IMH?"
Patient replied: "Hello, I stay here because I'm crazy not STUPID!"

June 20, 2010

Grass is always greener on the other side

Is it true that the grass is always greener on the other side? We would only know if we look over the other side and compare it to our side, but if we don't peek, we would never know. If we do not compare, we would soon realize that our grass is also green, that what ever we have is also good, we would soon feel contented. When we are contented, we are happier, we are less tired and not have to chase after the greener grass. So why not just lay back and start appreciating what we have and stop whining about what we don't have. So, have you start noticing your own grass which is green or are you still busy comparing it with the grass on the other side, which you think is greener.

June 12, 2010

Black Pearl

Can you guess what this is? Have you ever seen it before? I have it all the time at my house. Do you have it in your home too? My sons gave it a lovely name, The Black Pearl. Still could not figure it out? Perhaps you should take a closer look, or click on the photo to enlarge it.

It is actually rabbit's waste. Gotcha didn't I. I have a pet rabbit at home, remember? This is how it's waste looks like. My father-in-law uses it as fertilizer, I too uses it as fertilizer. It is odorless, dry and it is round like tiny black marbles.

A friend drop by my house one day when I was in the mid of filling up a small bucket with the Black Pearls, ready to send it to my father-in-law. She asked what was it and I told her it was rabbit's waste. She turned and gave me that surprise look and ask why would I roll all the shits into tiny marbles. It was hilarious. I could not stop laughing. It still sounds funny. Guess she never had a pet rabbit before.

Thanks for reading and hope you like my Black Pearls.

June 9, 2010


The song "Billionaire" by Travie McCoy could be heard over the radio and t.v almost every single day. I could memorized the whole song by now. Got me thinking, what if one fine day, I got a chance to be a billionaire, would I want the whole world to know? Would I want my name all over town, magazines, radio, news etc?

Someone once told me that when a person suddenly acquired a very large amount of money, he or she would be overwhelmed and might not know what to do. Really? Personally I think that if a person were to acquire fortune and fame at the same time, might be overwhelmed, but fortune alone, I don't think so.

If I ever get that chance to be a billionaire, first and foremost, I would take good care of my family. Make sure everyone gets to enjoy my good fortune and leads a comfortable life but in a low profile manner. It is good to be humble and not to show off. No need to let the whole world know about it.

Then, part of the money I would invest in properties like single storey houses, apartments and shop lots to earn rental. All proceeds from rental earned will be given away for charity, anonymously. This way , my funds for charity will never run dry.

If it ever comes true, I could help many sick people who can't afford medical attention, help many children to further their studies in college and university, help put a roof above those homeless folks and the list goes on and on and on.

If all these ever come true, I would be the happiest person on Earth not only because I have so much to spent but also because I could save and improve so many life of others. It would be absolutely great to get to do so much good deeds.

Hah! It is fun to day dream once in a while or you can call it wishful thinking. Would you care to join me and shift to fantasy land for a moment? What would you do if you are a billionaire? Thanks a billion for reading and may your wishes come true.

June 4, 2010

Momento - Jokes

Sam : Sue, do you carry a momento of some sort in that locket of yours?
Sue : Yes, it's a lock of my husband's hair.
Sam : But your husband is still alive.
Sue : I know, but his hair is gone.



After days of getting the cold shoulder from his wife, Michael finally confronted her. "Admit it, Lucy," he said. "The only reason you married me is because my grandfather left me one million dollar."

"Don't be ridiculous!" she shot back. "I don't care who left it with you."


Late One Night

A man comes home late one night.
"Where were you?" asks his wife.
"A ... a ... alone ..." he mutters.
"OK, so who were you alone with?" retorts his wife


Just for laugh, hope you have a good laugh and thanks for reading.
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