I’m here because of you.

Hi again everybody, let’s compete that from this day on, our children will be the luckiest happiest proudest kids ever lived on earth.
Competition eh?! It’s an encouraging one though. So, is the challenge accepted!?! :0)
I’ve heard many youth say, “I never asked to be born!” with a usual sarcasm and so on. You know, I will never want to hear my future kids say those words that way.
All I can do now is hope for the best and have faith in God that when I raise my children, my main purpose is to assist them find their own purpose in God.
So one day they’ll come to me and say, “My privillege to serve the Lord our God with you. I’m so proud to be a part of His glorious works. Love you Mom n Dad.”

PDL

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Wait, don’t answer yet!

Some 3-5 year olds do ask oodles of questions, and parents do answer so quickly to satisfy everyone or show the kids that they know everything. Quick answers are also delivered to quickly get rid of all interruptions so to reach a peace of mind. But is that what really happens when you give quick answers to your kids? I bet my bottom penny you don’t usually reach that peace at all. The quicker you answer, the more questions asked. Because that’s just what kids do. “Why? Ohh…. Really? But why? But why? Why???” Sometimes I even wonder if they really want to know why or just another powerful attention seeking method they naturally invented and passed on from one generation to another. However, in my opinion, both are worth attending to.
So instead of spending some time with your kids by quickly answering questions, please do spend some quality time with them by doing some adventurous investigation together. This is not a new thing to discuss anyway. Every parent from the school I used to work at, knew exactly the theory of not answering questions instantly. Although some of them just couldn’t help it but uncovered the facts in express mode. I remember some parents came to me frustrated, “Now I don’t know how to answer their questions anymore, why is ‘someone’ pregnant?”
There are books, internet resources, pictures, models, museums, other people, places eg. Hospitals, etc, that can help parents equip their kids with some research skills. Those skills are going to be very much needed as they get older. Invest your time, creativity, and a little extra energy no matter how fed up you are with life other than home. There will be more questions they’d ask in life, but you won’t be there with the answers forever.
Your kids should know how to fight for what they believe in, so you’d better guide their beliefs in the right direction.

God bless you.

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Real Steel, Moral of The Story

It’s been many years since the last time I went to movie. This time I watched Real Steel, a very good movie, I think. It’s not only a robot movie, but filled in with many philosophy. Well, the robots are cool too.

Here are my thoughts after watching it:

  1. If you’re a father, no matter how ‘fail’ you think you are, your kids will always want you to be their hero. They want to be proud of you. They ARE proud of you.
  2. If you’re a kid, you know you have a father. No matter how ‘bad’ you think he is, he IS your father. When you say – or even if you only think – that you are proud of him, it’ll make him a better man.
  3. No matter how good you build a robot, you are the builder. The robot will not outsmart you as a human.
  4. That’s because we’re not God. We can’t create human.
  5. Think before you do, and think about what you did.
  6. Some things in this world is worth a 1200 miles travelling.
  7. Never forget who saved you.
  8. It’s not the size that matters.

Being a father, I think lesson number one is the most important. It can give you strength when you ‘fight’ for your family.

Other than that, there are also some cool gadgets in the movie: hp ‘glass’ laptop and robot controller, nokia coolest smartphone, and xbox 720 banner.

One more thing, my emotion was moved with every Atom’s fights (Atom is the hero robot, he has human-like fighting style and he can dance too!).

If you have teenagers, go watch the movie together. It’s worth your time and money. If you don’t have, it’s still worth it.