Monday, July 18, 2011

The young T-shirt designers

Yesterday kids were having fun designing their own t-shirts.

I bought this set of Fabric Marker for RM15.90 from the recent Toy R Us sales.

TZ invited her friend Michelle to have fun together.

I gave them the freedom to decide what to draw. Thought they would fill the white t-shirt with flower, star or teddy bear but I was completely wrong.

TZ's design

Michelle's design (She wrote "I Love Me" on the sleeve!)

I wanna add a "LIKE" to this design :-)

TH's design... based on TZ's request for confetti. My artistic daughter creatively modified one of the angry bird characters into a Party Bird!

I simply love the *Click*!

Today is TZ's birthday. I would like to wish this "new age girl" a very happy birthday.

Mommy loves you so much and you'll surely receive uncountable "Like" from mommy.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Being inspired...

A house without books is like a room without windows. ~Heinrich Mann

My hubby and I love to read, and we're happy our kids are book lovers too. Our house is full of books, some are about the great people whom have made the world a better place.

A courageous woman who fought against unfairness and helped many escape from slavery.

Inspiring stories of 5 bold freedom fighters, including Harriet Tubman.

Book that inspires kids to dream the impossible dreams...

My little girl likes science experiment. I told her girl can be great scientist too.

Sample pages from YKid "Marie Curie". Very interesting manga. I enjoyed reading it too.

A book that emphasizes a lot on Mother Teresa's unwavering passion to serve the poor and sick.

Even though the artwork of this book is not as colourful as Marie Curie, my kids said they don't mind at all because they love the story.

I bought "Marie Curie" during Big Bad Wolf sales and it's only RM8. I fell in love with this series of book and found "Mother Teresa" in Border for RM32.90. I wish to buy the whole series including Leonardo Da Vincci, Mahatma Ghandi & Nelson Mandela. Kinokuniya carries "Nelson Mandela" but it costs more than RM50! Do we really have to pay such a high price for democracy??

I'm currently reading this's hard not to salute this man.

My hero...

My hero...

Lee Ka Shing - The businessman we respect.

Lee Kwan Yew - I respect him even though I don't agree completely with him.

My brother lent me this book. So far, I've only read "I have a dream". Very inspiring.

Weak overcoming the strong... (children's book)
"In this cumulative, predictable tale of the weak overcoming the strong, the battleground is a tree stump in a forest, and the object in dispute is a golden apple. First discovered by little Wren, the fruit attracts increasingly larger animals, each of whom claims to be "king of the woods." In the end, little Wren proves victorious, and all watch in silence as she eats the worm that's been hiding inside this prized apple." (Editorial Review by Jacqueline Elsner, Athens Regional Library, GA)

The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. - James Bryce

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. - Mother Teresa

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. - Mother Teresa

I would also like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to all the unsung heroes who attended the Bersih Rally on 9 July 2011. Even though there's no book (yet) about your contribution, you'll always be remembered for opening a new chapter in the Malaysian history.

My condolence to the family of En Baharuddin Ahmad. May his soul rest in peace.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Tough questions from my kids...

My kids asked me a myriad of questions, some caught me off guard. Even so, I'll try to give them honest answers, coupled with reasonable explanations plus some scenarios that make them foresee the consequences.

My daughters' questions:

1) Can I go shopping with my friends?

2) My friend invited me to nail spa. Can I go?

3) Is giving birth painful?

4) sex related...

My son's questions:

1) Can I drop Chinese (subject) because it’s pulling my (aggregate) mark down ?

2) Can I go to an international school so that I can study all the subjects in English?

3) Can I join a shooting club?

4) Can I buy an air soft gun?

5) Can I do a Molotov cocktail experiment?

6) Can I have a real tattoo?

7) Is dad your first boyfriend?

8) Can I date?

9) Why is dad driving a Harrier and not a Ferrari?

10) Can you buy me a car if I get a scholarship next time?

I could handle the above questions. However, recently there’re some tough ones that I truly don’t know the best way to answer.

Why police wants to catch those wearing yellow?

What is BERSIH?

Isn’t it our constitutional right to voice our opinion?

I’m truly impressed with my 14 year-old boy when he mentioned “CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT”. Son, you may consider a law degree… and OK...I'll to buy you a car if you get a scholarship*.

*Must be a FULL scholarship from an Ivy League university. Terms and conditions apply.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Kids are the real Transformers!

TZ's creation when she's 5+.

Last night hubby brought kids for Transformer show and they seemed to enjoy it very much. Times flies, it's been a few years since the first show came to the cinema.

Time to go down the memory lane...

In 2007, my little girl was inspired to transform her magnetic shapes & alphabets into a robot - according to her, that's the TRANSFORMER!

I was attracted by her creation and therefore used Photoshop's Neon Glow effect to transform it (I didn't do anything else to her original creation except just a click of button for the Neon Glow effect). It had created an unexpected result!

It's so fun that I started using other effects available. It seemed to be more menacing after I used the "Solarise" effect.

Transformer in action...the "Wind" effect.

A new "Heavy Metal species" that is fully equipped with armor and weapon. (Emboss effect)

Kids are truly inspiring...