Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Evolution of Ambition...

When my son was in standard one, he's crazy about dinosaurs and was fascinated with Egyptian myth & history (he had quite a few books on that). He said he wanted to be an Archaeologist (that's a big word...and a big ambition for a 7 year old!)

When he's a few years older, I bought him a lot of science books & he fell in love with marine plants and animals (he could name so many sea creatures that I've never heard before). He changed his ambition and said he wanted to be a Marine Biologist. (another big dream, he must had read it from one of the books)

Ever since he started playing with BB Gun 2 years ago, he became a bit obsessed with guns. He would search and read all types of reports on guns and he even had a thick encyclopedia on that (I bought him one). He then declared he wanted to be a Weapon Specialist. Sounds big but dangerous and surely not a profession I'd ever approved! Yesterday he said actually he wanted to be a "Gunsmith" and not a "weapon specialist". (I didn't bother to ask him the difference between that 2 professions)

Oh yes, some time ago he also did mention that he wanted to be a Professional Gamer ...after he started playing X-box last year.

My son is the type of boy who'd read in details those topics that interest him (Once he's obsessed with Robotic & Astronomy too). That's his strength and I encourage to him read & explore (his command of English is getting stronger). I just wish that one day when he's well equipped with all kinds of knowledge, he will go back to basic to differentiate between Good & Bad, and to choose a noble job that can help mankind.

Friday, July 9, 2010

My wonderful neighbours

I'm blessed to have a group of neighbours who love cooking and sharing (we have our morning exercise together!). Sometimes after the "qi gong" & aerobic exercise, these motherly & professional homemakers will bring out their home cook food for everyone to enjoy in the park. (so don't expect to lose weight if you join our exercise group!)
They're open to comments from other "food critics"and generous enough to make copies of their good recipes. They will also share the source of all those ingredients. Being a working mom who only cooks once a week, I do learn a lot from them. To show my appreciation, once I bought many packets of "otah-otah" from my hometown for them. They said it's yummy!
A few weeks ago, a member invited us to her house for a dumpling making lesson after our routine exercise. I must admit I've no patience and "talent" for it. It's much easier to take photograph than to wrap those triangle dumplings!

It's truly GREAT to start my day with this group of loving women who are in their 40s, 50s, 60s, and even 70s.!