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I like to think that I am a risk-taker who doesn't mind doing something crazy every once in a while. Let's see, I've tried to chase the ..read more
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I like to think that I am a risk-taker who doesn't mind doing something crazy every once in a while. Let's see, I've tried to chase the ..read more
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Remember the inaugural SKECHERS Friendship Walk last year where we walked, played and had lots of family fun despite the drizzle? This year ..read more
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Remember the inaugural SKECHERS Friendship Walk last year where we walked, played and had lots of family fun despite the drizzle? This year ..read more
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All kids love, or are at least fascinated by, dinosaurs, right? Well, at least I know my kids do and they are always curious to find out ..read more
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小时候,我的梦想是成为一名作者。有朝一日,我要出版自己亲笔写的书,和全世界分享我的心路历程。转眼间,20多年的岁月已匆匆流逝。如今,身为一名专栏作者和妈妈博客,虽不能说美梦成真,却心存感恩能与梦想如此接近。梦想,点燃了我的一生,也给予我无比的希望和原动力。大宝今年上小学四年级,年底就满10岁了。近几个月来,我们聊了很多关于未来和梦想的点滴。她说,因为她从幼小就对昆虫和动物界有浓厚的兴趣,所以下定决心要当一名昆虫学家。老实说,我本身对昆虫感到即害怕又没兴趣,但是看见女儿的那股热忱和志愿,也决定尽全力鼓励她。每当我们空闲时,就会到图书馆借百科全书,到公园寻找昆虫,观赏和昆虫或动物有关的纪录片等。记得有一次,大宝的科学老师让同学们把黄粉虫带回家饲养,当全班同学都感到惶恐不已的时候,她却乐不可支,把虫儿捧在手心当成宝。我们一起耐心地照顾黄粉虫,直到它们破蛹而出才把它们放归大自然。我自认是一名感性的妈妈,大多时候都是跟着感觉走,从心出发。相反的,丈夫是个理性的爸爸,习惯用逻辑推理和判断。有一天,大宝兴致勃勃地让我们阅读她费尽心思写得一本《昆虫记》,书里有她画的图案和关于昆虫的资料。我对她说她做得很棒,就在这时,她低着头对我说:“爸爸说,如果我想做有关昆虫或环境保护之类的工作,我就得嫁个有钱人,因为这样的工作钱赚不多”。说完,她紧紧地搂着我来掩盖情绪,但是我还是注意到她忍不住流下的、叫我心疼的眼泪。可想而知,我和丈夫之后为这件事争论了许久。我知道,他其实无心让孩子的梦想破碎,无非只是就事论事罢了。但是,因为我们了解现实生活的苦恼和金钱的可贵,就一定要把残酷的事实摆在孩子面前吗?我不以为然。也许,这就是火星与金星、爸爸与妈妈之间的差别,我们俩也必须学着找出一个平衡点。最近,我读了一篇报道说,在未来的10到20 年间,人工智慧技术有可能取代47% 现有的工作。到时,我们的孩子将步入社会,而我们所认识的职业也许已经大部分不存在了。面对迅速多变的世界,专家建议我们与其要孩子过早锁定想要的职业,不如先了解他们的性格、喜好和在这世上想成就的是什么。不管世界再多变,唯一不变的就是父母对子女的心。我们要做的是多多陪伴孩子,用心倾听他们的心声,不断地与他们沟通,才能真正了解他们对人生的渴望。我相信没有梦想是卑贱或不值得去争取的, 最重要的是教导孩子要有持之以恒的决心和坚韧不拔的精神。孩子们,我不要你们去完成我未完成的梦,我要你们将来能拥有属于自己的梦想,在你们的人生舞台上闪闪发光。切记,心有多大,人生的舞台就有多大,只要你们不放弃,梦想就一定会实现。 This article appeared in my column titled 快乐妈咪 in 联合早报副刊 on 26 Aug 2019. Do keep a lookout for my posts on every 4th Monday of the month, yeah?  ..read more
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“If you don’t have the support and love and caring and concern that you get from a family,  you don’t have much at all.”  ~ ..read more
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We are no strangers to the story of Aladdin and Princess Jasmine. The kids and I have read the story book umpteen times, watched the ..read more
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At the preview of Jewel Changi Airport previously, while many others were rushing to check out Pokemon Centre and the wide range of F&B ..read more
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