Friday, July 11, 2014

Free Champion Parenting Club membership

Parents' Guide, a valuable resource for Singapore parents, providing them with advice and information they need to choose the right institution, course of study, scholarship and enrichment programmes for their child, is now running a special deal with MindChamps, an international award-winning mind development institute (see profile here), for a complimentary one-year Champion Parenting Club membership (worth S$88). All you need to do is register as a Parents' Guide member to qualify, and you will also be notified of future promotions and special offers.

When activating your Champion Parenting Club membership, you can download for free one of the four best-selling parenting eBooks (retailing at $15):

1. Magic Moments: Small Beginnings (By Carmee Lim and Brian Caswell)
2. Deeper Than The Ocean (By David Chiem & Brian Caswell)
3. Talking with the Sky (Pre-school Parenting Secrets) (By David Chiem & Brian Caswell)
4. The Art of Communicating with Your Child (By David Chiem & Brian Caswell)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Internet fossils

I just found a piece of news online that is more than a hundred years old.


Monday, May 06, 2013

Well done, Malaysians!

Despite the Pakatan Rakyat not winning the election due to massive fraud by Barisan Nasional, you have taught the cowards in Singapore a valuable lesson on how to vote without fear.

True, the PAP may not employ the same dirty tricks played by BN, but what do you call gerrymandering, pork barrel politics such as HDB upgrading carrot and withdrawal of essential services from opposition wards, and using defamation suits to silence dissenting voices? It's just electoral fraud executed on a more sophisticated level.

But do not despair. Change will come if you keep the hopes alive. Let us Singaporeans return the favour in 2016.

Friday, January 04, 2013

Civil disobedience

No amount of PAP harassment is going to stop people from sharing information and asking questions. I have saved Alex Au's blog posts as PDF (before they get taken down) and I am making the Zip file downloadable here and here. I would encourage everyone to download the PDFs, read them and propagate to others - via email, forums, social networking and file-sharing sites, even as printouts.

You may ask: What is the AIM of all this? Well, we need to get off our collective arses to do something proactive about the gangsters that look down on us - now, not when the elections are called.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Ever wonder why we shout in anger?


Tears For Fears - Shout by manon42


Legend has it that a Hindu saint who was visiting the Ganges River to take a bath found a group of family members on the banks, shouting in anger at each other. He turned to his disciples, smiled and asked: "Why do people in anger shout at each other?"

The disciples thought for a while before, one of them said: "Because we lose our calm, we shout."

"But, why should you shout when the other person is just opposite you? You can as well tell him what you have to say in a soft manner," said the saint.

The disciple gave some other answers but none satisfied the other disciples. Finally the saint explained.

"When two people are angry at each other, their hearts distance a lot. To cover that distance they must shout to be able to hear each other. The angrier they are, the stronger they will have to shout to hear each other to cover that great distance.

What happens when two people fall in love? They don't shout at each other but talk softly, because their hearts are very close. The distance between them is either nonexistent or very small..."

The saint continued, "When they love each other even more, what happens? They do not speak, only whisper and they get even closer to each other in their love. Finally they even need not whisper, they only look at each other and that's all. That is how close two people are when they love each other."

He looked at his disciples and said: "So when you argue do not let your hearts get distant. Do not say words that distance each other more, Or else there will come a day when the distance is so great that you will not find the path to return."

(Note: Now I understand why some people talk so loud on the phone, because they are making overseas call.)

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