Tuesday, February 22, 2011

四十不惑生日 (Birthday of A 40 Something)


A few days ago, it was supposed to be daddy’s birthday. My little girl and little boy conspired to buy home a cartoon themed cake for celebration.


The elder sister first posed for a photograph with her beloved mushroom cutie (instead of with her dad), then the younger brother posed for a photograph with his beloved little bear (instead of with his dad).


Both the sister and the brother then happily decorated the cake with candles, sang song and let daddy naturally took memorable photos of them with their cuties.

This was how, as a 40 something daddy, celebrated his birthday. As long as the kids are happy, I guess the parents will be happy, too.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Lion and Kids

This Lunar New Year, as usual I drove back to my home town with my spouse and my kids. The journey was a long ones from the southern tip of Penisular Malaysia to almost the extreme north of the country. Furtunately this year the traffic was smooth throughout probably because I went back on Tuesday morning when most of the people must have gone back during the preceding weekend.

I love the feeling of being in the home town with my mother and siblings eventhough the house is normally quite messy during chinese new year due to the large number of relatives and kids who were all around interacting with each other.

My kids also love going back to my home town so much that my daughter shed tears when we were on the way back, not feeling like leaving her "gang" there.

Lion dance is always the kids' favorite and this year was no exception.

I took some photos during my stay there and posted some onto my Flickr account. Surprisingly, one of the photos (posted here above) appeared on the Flickr Explore page on 10-Feb-2011 at position no. 18. However today it slides down to position no. 93, and I realise that the position will change over time subject to some criterion unknown to the public that are set by Flickr.

This is my first photo that appears on Flickr's most interesting photos page and I hope this will motivate me to explore further in the area of photography and throughout the process of continuous learning.

Life's Sayings

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life, it goes on. (Robert Frost)

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. (Winston Churchill)


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