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Written by crizlai on Apr 25th, 2011 | Filed under: life, lifestyle, mother, parenting, rant


Mothers’ Day is one of those special days where you set aside all other commitments and reflect on all the wonderful things your mother has done for you. The majority of us would probably consider buying something special, some kind of a material gift for Mum so she can feel the love and care that she deserves. However, what makes a mother especially loved and cared for is more than just a material gift on Mother’s day, but a sincere love, appreciation and a sense of closeness.

With a high increase of prices in practically all the things now, most of us are all out trying to earn that little extra to make ends meet. Thus, most of us don’t even have enough time to spend with our parents. Just ask yourself: how many times a year do you call your mother; how many times a year do you see her, how many times do you listen to her and ask for her opinion or advice? Do give her a call her now. Lend her your time as your gift of time. Mothers are here for us not only on Mothers’ Day but also the remaining days throughout the year. They surely deserved many more days, right? Being more creative, loving and more personal would make the best gift of love that you could ever give to your mother.

I’m also very sure that she as a Mother and a woman would also love to receive some fresh flowers frequently. You could always engage the us flower delivery services to give her that surprises she would love to receive from you.

Thanks Mum for providing me the perfect soil in which to grow to make me who I am today. Happy Mothers’ Day!

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Written by crizlai on Jun 10th, 2009 | Filed under: hobby, life, love, parenting, rant


It had been said that children are the pillars of our future and they ought to be trained well to face the challenges that await them. Instead of spoiling them to be takers all the time until they had lost their directions to accomplish something great in their lives, they should be guided in their early ages to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge which would be beneficial to them in the future. One good way would be to get them involve in hobbies. Not only would acquiring a hobby help them in their lives, it could even take on a life of their own.

In our ever changing society, there would always be something that we could not see but require our experiences to face them. Surprisingly, such experience could easily be acquired from our childhood years through our involvements in hobbies. You would ask why and how. The reasons are simple. Hobbies can teach a child on the skills of being patient, management, determination, motivation, leadership, accomplishment and so on.

Many parents had the wrong perception that getting a child involved in a hobby might affect their school works and studies. Moreover, it would be a waste of time and money and there would be no future in whatever hobbies they had acquired. You are totally wrong as you had stopped your child’s learning progress unknowingly. You should allow your child some alternatives to find their own interests and grow from there as children are naturally inquisitive human beings.

By sending them to art classes would not mean that they had to be artists having unstable income by the streets. Have you tried thinking out of the box? By doing so you would have helped them a lot in increasing their concentration and determination to get an object drawn perfectly. Moreover, it would also develop their creativity and imagination to look at things from different angles. What about getting them to play piano? Don’t you think they would be more focused and attentive with full concentration if they were to be immersed in such a hobby? Think of the life skills they may acquire for their future and you would be glad that you are part of their future successes.

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Written by crizlai on Apr 10th, 2009 | Filed under: awareness, health, life, lifestyle, living, parenting, rant


If you have read the latest report on obesity right within US itself, you would get a scare out of your life. Can you imagine that 58 millions of Americans are overweight with 40 million of them being obese and 3 millions are morbidly obese? Since 1990, there has been a 76% increase of Type II diabetes cases, mostly in adults within the range of 30-40 years old.

To avoid those obese related diseases such as Type II diabetes, cardio vascular diseases, breast cancer, colon cancer, gall bladder or even high blood pressure, one should take note of the body weight not only on yourself but also on your children’s as new study had found that one in four overweight children has shown early signs of diabetes impaired glucose intolerance which is related to Type II diabetes. Most of them stood a high risk of getting heart related diseases. Within the last two decades, the numbers of overweight and obese children worldwide had increased four fold and it would climb dramatically by 2010. If you are a pair of loving parents with high hope for your children’s future clean health, do give them balance diets during each meal.

Through my years of observing families with obese children, it’s almost always the case of leadership by example. If you are not concern about your own weight issues, you would not even heed the future health of your children. Some families even thought that having fat, chubby, overweight children would show their status of prosperity. What a wrong perception. Those children stood a high risk of being stunned by critical diseases in the later stage of their lives!

There are many diet programs out there to help you to maintain a healthier lifestyle. Some may even use diet pill for a swifter effect. It all lies on your effort and determination to step forward now for a healthier living.

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Written by crizlai on Jun 14th, 2008 | Filed under: computer, games, hobby, life, parenting, product, ps2, rant, technology









I have my nephew and nieces coming over this weekend but I have one major problem. How am I going to entertain them? My house has no children board games. Neither do I have any toys for them to play with. Letting them use my computer for playing online games will surely be out of the idea as I have all my work backups there. One wrong move and all my lifetime work would be gone.

Maybe it’s time I should consider purchasing a Sony PS2 for the house. At least I can relax myself by playing one or two games too when I felt stress at work. Did you know that the Sony PlayStation had advanced so much that it has multiple functions now? You can anytime use PS CDROM, PS2 CDROM, PS2 DVDROM, or play Audio CD. On top of that, you can also play DVD Video where it is in DVDR or DVDRW formats. Isn’t it wonderful to have the all-in-one gadget in the house?

I wonder what PS2 games are available in the market now. I think I should get Half Life since I have not been playing the game for ages. Cabela’s Big Game Hunter and UEFA EURO 2008 might be fun to have too. I guessed I should head down to town now to get the discs before the shop closes.

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Written by crizlai on Jun 9th, 2008 | Filed under: announcement, family, life, love, parenting, relationship









When was the last time you ever contacted your Dad? Have you even notice that he has aged a lot. Did you give him a hug recently? Do you realize that this coming Sunday, 15 June 2008 is Fathers’ Day? If you have not done so, please go over to pay him a visit not only this Sunday but many days after that. All fathers, whether they are your biological one, adopted one or even someone you respect as a father figure, would love to get at least some acknowledgments.

Some of you may choose to spend this special day with your father by buying him gifts, cook something special for him or even take him out for a nice meal. When it comes to deciding what sort of gift for him, many of us will be stressed out as shopping for some fathers could be rather hard. Gifts for fathers should reflect the personality of the father. It could also be something that can bring back memories of the bond between you and your father. As for me, I would prefer to give my father a red packet as in the Chinese custom. It symbolizes longevity, health and prosperity. At least he can spend the amount on whatever he wants. Some will give him some shopping vouchers, vacation tickets or even engraved pens if he is still in the corporate world.

Not all fathers are so materialistic as to demand for something of monetary value. There are many things that he cannot do physically now and a simple gesture of helping in household chores would be of value to him. They do not expect much from their children since most of them have grown up and have their own lives. A simple gesture of a long loving hug and some quality time spent together will be much appreciated.

Fathers are also human beings with feelings. He will feel unappreciated for the sacrifices he has made throughout your growing up years. Do not make your father feel so inferior in his life for feeling the rejection from you. Show him what you can do by showering him with your endless love. Let him know that he is always being remembered by you. Prove to him that you are still a filial child not only on Fathers’ Day but also for many years to come.

I love you Dad…Happy Fathers’ Day

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