Showing posts from October, 2011

Happiness and Success

Ever met a person who has EVERYTHING one can ever ask for yet says he is not happy? Ever met a person who has almost NOTHING yet he can't wait for a new day? The world is seriously full of unhappy, ungrateful and dissatisfied people.. Even when you have those who are appreciative of life with the little they have, these unhappy ones with everything will still say they have not seen happiness and hearing it you would wonder if they were blind, or just plain pathetic? My experience in with many such persons of both category has lead me to say that HAPPINESS AND SUCCESS IS WHAT YOU DEFINE IT TO BE! I have given up trying to make those who should be happy, realize what is staring right at their face and instead of embracing it, they carry on grumbling about life. For those who are contented with the little they have, my hats off to you! Others should seriously learn from you.. As for me..? I have my own definition of success and happiness.. what I could say right now is

You're not SMART if you don't read!

We have made ourselves believe that KIDS SAY THE FUNNIEST THINGS.. but with more careful analysis you would see that their innocent statements actually make a lot of sense, which most of us adults have lost in the years of growing up.. My little girl told me yesterday that "Ma, if you don't read, you are not SMART and this does not include reading COMICS!"  I laughed in agreement to her statement. Naturally I asked her why and how she came up with such a conclusion? Her answer was that she examined her friends and when asked herself silently in her head, why they behave so dumb (as in not to her standard of comprehension) she realized it's because they have no reading habits! In addition, these people had no quality in viewing shows on TV that made a difference. Is this an ELDEST CHILD SYNDROME? I grew up with an older brother who's reading materials were those types that kids his age right now would fling it off in the blink of


It's been so long since I wrote in my blog.. My apologies.. But what motivated me to wanting to post today is the fact that I'm actually up for it. Yes.. The mere fact that I had a real good night sleep not just for a night but for two nights made a HUGE impact-full change in my life! Sounds silly is it? Here's the story.. A couple of weekends ago, we celebrated my daughter's birthday and it was no ordinary birthday at home or a chosen venue for cake cutting but a weekend getaway with the entire family including my very loyal, God sent NANNY!!! We headed down to Melaka's A'famosa Resort for 3 days and 2 nights. We packed everything and everyone possible to spend the weekend with me and my kids in order to have a surprised birthday party for my girl who turned 7 and at the same time to enjoy the activities available at the resort. During the day we had quite the activities and most certainly it was after feasting a great breakfast buffet in the Golfe