Saturday, January 15, 2011
One such lessons includes:
- knowledge of the eventual outcome, but the patience and focus required in waiting.
This happened in the hospital while I was awaiting my session with the Physiotheraphist. Despite knowing that they would come and get me, impatience sets in when their schedule was packed and they could only pay me a visit post lunch. Madness sort of set in then... it was a good reminder there and then that I know Christ will return, but certainly not according to my time. Yet during the waiting time, I have to continue to be focused on waiting, and doing what is necessary and not be driven to madness due to my impatience.
I am certain this lesson will stay with me for quite a long while to come... :)
Monday, September 20, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Pastor George Ong spoke at our church yesterday and brought along his 12 volumes of books. While I was unable to attend the sermon due to my commitment to teach the kiddies at the same time, I had the chance to browse through his books... and again, the funny bone gets tickled.
Have decided to include just one example of his humour: Teacher: If I give you two sentences: Danny is walking home. He saw a dead man. Can you join the 2 sentences together? Student: Danny saw a dead man walking home.
Hopefully as the kids grow up, they will learn to add humour to their lives and learn to enjoy the journey along with the sparks rather than to take life too seriously... I know Rachel will... she is already picking up joke books... :)
Saturday, July 3, 2010
The day after the kids (and the fathers) were ready to hit the sand and sea. In all they spent more than 2 hours catching hermit crabs and playing by the seaside and going out to sea. Nathan and Theodore did lots of stunts including 'flying fish' stunts... wonderful to have caught him in action.
After 2 hours, we had to drag ourselves away from the sea else we risk being totally sun-burnt. All of us were definitely a tone or two darker, but all had great memories of the times spent together.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Just before school was out, we decided to take a 2-day trip to Johor Bahru. Managed to secure a good rate for New York Hotel.
While the hotel is not swanky, it was a very comfortable 4-star hotel. The rooms were large enough and had a great view - we could see the path that leads to the New Immigration.
What is a trip without food - we took the kids to a hot stone lunch. Each of them ordered their set lunches and watch the raw food transform to cooked food. It was great watching them share their food and discussed how to slice the dory fish from the hot stone.
After breakfast the next morning, we decided to be the first guests to enjoy the hotel facilities. The kids had a fantastic time switching between the jacuzzi and the mini-lap pool.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
School holidays are here for the kids again. To break the school routine, we decided to check into a chalet and invited cousins over to spend some time with us. As we stay in a flat and have no garden of our own, we decided to take this time to have BBQ - the kids were thrilled and mom had to work out the menu.
While grocery shopping, we chanced upon crabs at Sheng Shiong, and they were going for a song! So with little hesitation, I picked up 4 crabs, not to mention live prawns. The kids were eager to watch prawns swim, and see crabs move.
Helping mom start the fire was probably a highlight of the day. They had a chance to 'play' with fire! Here I was, with no scouts training, I ended up using almost half a box of fire starters to start a fire!!! Nathan was also thrilled to be able to watch crabs in a pot. At the end of the day, I realised it was not so much the food that left impressions, but the experience of starting a fire, touching the crabs, using semi-dried leaves to sustain the flames... such activities stay with the kids.