Sunday, March 27, 2011

Make kids earn keep

Interesting article on how today parents teach their children about money sense and how a Professor from US gave his advices.

Monday Blues

Hmmm who ever said self-employed have no monday blues? I think is not true! 

Lately ever since the deliberate decision of not going to FB during the lent season, I was pretty much focus on it. There were times, I type "" without me realizing when I launched my browser. My eyes & mouse cursor always got to quickly move to the "Close" button quickly in order not to view the feeds! Talked about addiction. Didn't realize my addiction to FB was rather severe! Finally in order not to give  in to temptation, I cleared all my browser cookies and the next time my subconscious mind or  auto reflex fingers keyed in "", all I'll see will be the login page instead. It was rather depressing to hear live feeds from KgBook or RayBook or other ____Books you named it when you can't really go in and view what's happening.

Due to the strong commitment, I did get more productive at work and managed to be on the ball clearing as much works as possible. But it also got me abit overworked too! There were no "recreation" times for me after work. Cos all I did was work work work work! Kg at one point of time told me to perhaps "reward' myself to view FB only after working hours. Ha that almost got me to reconsider haha. But I decided not to give in and continue on with it. I think it was almost 3 weeks already! Time flies huh? But the amount of work stress seem to be quite overwhelmed at times and last Friday I've decided is enough! I should take a half day break for myself to do what I like to do!

Talked about being a workaholic, I never felt good leaving my laptop behind on weekdays and always carried around. Yet i really needed a break! So I thought of a way, charged my laptop battery full and headed out without my powerpoint cables! I found a quiet Starbucks corner and did my work for another 3 hours or as long the battery could last me. Finally the battery died and that's when my real quiet time began.

It takes a lot of discipline to say NO to work and give yourself time off. No wonder they said Singaporeans does not have sufficient rest and sleep cos all we do is work work work. Another 3 hours passed quickly when I did my QT and I definitely felt more refreshed (+ with a cup of green tea soy latte)

Now what should I do next? Should i join church camp or should i head to Vietnam to visit a good friend of mine ? :)

The travelling bug is here again :))

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Catching Up

Sometimes i feel like a snail very slow in my learning. There are so much things to learn especially in my area of work. New things keep constantly appearing and the old ones are constantly being push behind.

Yet this is something I appreciate that my learning path never stop. It is never ending and testing my ability to push myself up to the next level. I often feel very good that I am able to accomplish something out of my usual scope.

Praying that God will continue to grant me wisdom and perseverance in this season of my work :)

Monday, March 14, 2011


Blessings of the Day: God gives me good and nice clients :)
After CNY, I embarked on a new project.  The project had been fun and enjoyable with lots of stress added to it due to the tight timeline given.

During the project progress, I would have to send updates to my client to update her the progress. Apparently due to the security issue, she couldn't view quite a number of my updates. I did not realize until the eleventh hour. All these time, I thought the website was down and that why she couldn't view the updates. Ah why must all the company blocked so many sites?!

So the crazy weekend rushing impossible timeline of 24 hours to get things done and waiting for revisions. More crazy when I had to go for drill com on Saturday which means I lost another precious day to work. While I was grumbling about the silly issue why all these time I should have realize the problem and I wouldn't have to rush through the crazy deadline. Despite my planning, all things went haywire.

I did eventually meet the timeline and even had time to make adjustments to make the work better. I am now tired and really grumpy.

But why am i blogging about this when i should be sleeping.

Well there were a minor hiccup, so while it is currently in progress doing some auto-resolving, I decided to blog about this. An sms came in and really made my day or my crazy weekend worthwhile.

"... Thanks for working along side. Nothing like a vendor but like a team. Thanks for making this journey not so lonely :P"

Awww, if only all my clients are like her. Appreciative, understanding (yes stressing me at times no doubt) but really genuine and nice clients to work with makes your efforts worthwhile to work hard for them.

Thank you God for granting me such clients. You are so good :)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Retired hubbies a pain

Blessings of the Day: GB 48th attain Bronze for Pioneer team. Girls i am really proud of you all. How you've grown and matured. We are glad you are part of our life :) 

Not that Kg is going to retire any time but before the article appeared, I have already foresee the problem. haha 

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Spring is here...

Well although i know in SG we don't really have 4 seasons. But look I am in love with all these spring dresses! Now with the nice USD exchange rate ... this is so tempting! :)

How Nice

Blessings of the Day: Lent Season - 40 days to reflect what Christ had done for us. Is a season to reflect your life and identify what are the things that hold us captive away from God's purpose. What have I identified? - Facebook. haha. 40 Days without FB and focusing on my work and spending time more effectively. Now I can't really complain 24 hours is not enough. Let's see what happen 40 days later. :) 

How to nice to sit by the beach and design my favourite things with my mac book.

P/S: i have a feeling my blog posts will soar these 40 days since i can't go into FB haha :))

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Steamed Goodness

Photo and Recipe from Strait Times

One of my fav dish :) Traditional Teochew steamed fish


Blessing of the day: Is been a long time since i blog - work is like nv ending these days but however i think this year I shall do something different. Likely to stop taking new projects as I'll like to start something new or rather something that i have been putting one side for a very long time (almost 4 years) :) let's see how it goes... Positive Thinking Positive Attitude :)