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This weekend, we tried 2 types of Wantan (Wonton) Mee ... Same yet different
Which one do you like (looking at the photos)?

Each has their own distinct flavours ... We like both!! :D

Hong Chang in Ang Mo Kio Central Food Centre

Ho Seng Kee in JB (near Holiday Plaza)

One word of caution:
Don't tell the JB one you want chilli, if you never try before.... I can eat hot stuff, but i still need to tell them put less chilli... Otherwise, siao liao...

Oct 27, 2010

Dad's For Life

Being a first-time Dad, I was excited, overjoyed and at the same time, felt uncertain and afraid.

Alas, it was not as tough as I had imagined it would be. But it's not an easy journey either.

Our baby girl, Eunice, will be 14 months old in a couple of weeks ... Oh, how she has grown up ... from a little baby to a toddler just learning to take her first steps on her own and speaking more than just baby language ... The way she hugs me. When she wants me to "Pao Pao" her once I reached home ... Oh, hmmm ... The sweet memories make our efforts and sleepless nights all worthwhile.

To share with you, the first few months are the most difficult, especially for first-time parents ... Once you get used to the routine of feeding milk, burping after feeds, changing diapers, etc, it soon become second nature ... As the saying goes "Practice makes perfect", so practice more ... LOL

And pretty soon, we will be going through the same thing all over again ... for our second "xiao bu dian" (little one) :)

And this time, I will be waiting ... with more anticipation than apprehension.

While we try to teach our children about life, 
our children teach us what life is all about.

I heard a funny story about a cowboy who ambled into the local blacksmith shop and picked up a horseshoe, not realizing it had just come from the forge. He immediately dropped the hot shoe, shoved his seared hand into his pocket and tried to act nonchalant.

The blacksmith half smiled and asked, "Kinda hot, wasn't it?"

"Nope," replied the cowboy, "just don't take me long to look at a horseshoe, that's all."

I chuckle because I don't enjoy admitting mistakes, either. Nope, I'm fine.I meant to do that.

Furthermore, when I think I'm right, I usually want people to know it. And when I'm IN THE RIGHT, it's hard to hold me back. "Hey, I'm the injured party here. I didn't do anything wrong. I can prove it!" I don't suffer righteous indignation quietly.

I learned of a minister who left his pulpit to go to medical school and become a doctor. An old friend saw him several years later and expressed surprise at his career change, but said he assumed it had been because he could care for people in a more physical way now that he was practicing medicine.

"Not at all," the doctor responded honestly, "the reasons were purely economic. I discovered that people will pay more money to care for their bodies than for their souls."

Several years lapsed before the friend saw him again and discovered that he had left medicine for law. "What was your reason this time?" the friend asked.

"Simple economics again," replied the ex-minister, ex-doctor attorney. "I learned that people will pay more to prove they are right than to care for either body or soul."

I suppose I'm not the only person who enjoys being right. Is that part of our human nature? In conflict, it seems most folks want to come out on top. When they are wronged, they want justice. If no justice is forthcoming, they lament about the unfairness of it all and indignantly brood in self pity. Many people will go to great lengths to prove they are right - and at tremendous cost, not only financially, but in other ways.

Do you know how difficult it is to insist on being right? And how high the cost?

Being the injured party is costly to physical and emotional health. Some people stew about the injustice of it all while their stomachs are eaten away by ulcers. While they wait for an apology or a court case to vindicate them, they grow resentful and bitter. They obsess on the cause of their pain and allow it to rob them of one of their most valuable assets - their happiness. In the end, many of them discover they paid far too high a price to be right.

An important question for me is this: Do I want to be right, or do I want to be well? And a related question is this: Do I want to be right, or do I want to be happy? Because usually I have to choose.

But it's a choice I really ought to make.

-- Steve Goodier

Oct 9, 2010

Quotes by Dalai Lama

You have to start giving first and expect absolutely nothing. — Dalai Lama

With realization of one's own potential & self confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world. — Dalai Lama

When you practice contentment you can say to yourself, 'Oh yes I already have everything that I really need'. — Dalai Lama

What unites all beings is their desire for happiness. — Dalai Lama

We must all live harmoniously with our neighbors. Your happiness depends on it. — Dalai Lama

We have to make a sustained effort, again and again, to cultivate the positive aspects within us. — Dalai Lama

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. — Dalai Lama

True compassion is not just an emotional response but a firm commitment founded on reason. — Dalai Lama

Through money or power you cannot solve all problems. The problem in the human heart must be solved first. — Dalai Lama

The ultimate source of happiness is our mental attitude. — Dalai Lama

The purpose of our lives is to be happy. — Dalai Lama

The more you nurture a feeling of loving kindness, the happier and calmer you will be. — Dalai Lama

Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. — Dalai Lama

Spend some time alone every day. — Dalai Lama

Smile if you want a smile from another face. — Dalai Lama

See the positive side, the potential, and make an effort. — Dalai Lama

Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck. — Dalai Lama

Peace does not come through prayer, we human beings must create peace. — Dalai Lama

Our purpose in life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we simply desire contentment. — Dalai Lama

Once a year, go someplace you've never been before. — Dalai Lama

Nothing is permanent. — Dalai Lama

Love and compassion are the pillars of world peace. — Dalai Lama

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. — Dalai Lama

Oct 1, 2010

A Morning Sky

Good Morning, World !!!

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