My kids learn only one musical instrument each and they hardly complain about quitting, unless it is a difficult new piece. Once they have mastered it, they enjoy playing the instrument again. But there are children around me who skip from one instrument to another, like from piano, then quit, then learn gibraltar drum at Guitar Center, then quit, then hop to another instrument and etc.
Without preservation, it is hard to master any instrument and enjoy music. Nothing comes easy in life, so why quit easily?
I have a friend who loves to gossip about others and keep spreading not so fortunate news about our mutual friends. Some times, I wish he would just shut up. It’s bad that others are having their issues, and the last they need is a friend who is backstabbing and gossiping. If you can’t be there as a true friend to show your support, then just keep quiet and go on with your life. If the friend in troubled is not coming to you for advice, then don’t even bother to call and dig for juicy details and spread it all around.
Remember, Karma is a bitch.
When I was running a tuition center with my friends many years ago, we always tried to promote our courses by flyer printing and distribution. We even hung the banners on our own, 3 ladies tying the banners at lamp posts or trees with heels on. LOL!
It was fun working with close friends, and the money was good for the first few years. Then, all of us lost focus as we expanded into a few more centers. Bad move.
I will be back for a short trip and hopefully these ladies have time to meet me for coffee. We have lots of catching up to do.
Due the the amnesty bill approved by Thai government to wash off convict Taksin’s corruption crimes, there are lots of street protests here in Bangkok for the past few weeks. I have joined a couple with my friends and so far it has been very safe.
If you are wondering what’s the protest is all about, just Google Amnesty Bill and you will see lots of posts about it.
It’s the end of the year and it’s time to do some serious spring cleaning. I have the habit of de-cluttering every now and then and give those unwanted stuffs away. I would need a storage trunk if I would clean up my small condo.
My kids will clean up their rooms on their own and sell away the old toys at yard sale. They are happy with the money they make, even if it is not significant. As for books, I am reluctant to give them away. Thus they are piling up fast. I might need a new book rack soon.
If it’s not due to some emails asking me to delete the old paid posts, I would probably have forgotten about logging into this blog. It took me awhile to figure out my password. LOL!
I am still baking occasionally but I am totally lazy in snapping photos and blog about it. Most of the bakes are repetitions and similar. Oh boy, how boring.
I think my kids are lucky to be studying in private schools, which are better equipped in facilities. During my time, we had only fans and it’s crazily hot and sweating in the afternoon sessions. It got worse after the PE lesson! But to mention smelly dirty toilets. That’s a scene for haunted movie for sure, and I don’t know why must the toilets be built at the end of the long dark deserted corridor!
My kids’ school is not perfect for it is way much better than most. There are projector mounts and big screens for some rooms, 2 big swimming pools, a nice cafe, and great architectural design?
It’s reaching the last quarter of year 2013, and I have been through more than I have anticipated for a year, just by this year alone. As bad as it may be, I don’t see myself going downhill yet, or maybe I just refuse to being down and feel sorry about lots of things which had happened. I’m going to have a great time in the last quarter of 2013, if God permits.
Firstly, I must work better on my health. No more late nights chasing series or reading, and I will hit the sack for a better morning, each day! Then it’s all about eating and exercising. And then comes parenting. A fitter mother, both physically and mentally, is always a better mommy.
Some time ago, I was contemplating to get a new mixer as I thought I would be baking a lot. But recently, I only bake when I feel like it, and my kids are not into cakes and fancy bakes. They can survive on having cereals and eggs in the morning! Since no one eats my bakes, I will be baking lesser and lesser. Gee…
I guess I won’t be getting a new mixer or a mixer lift any time soon.
I haven’t known that my life is beautiful and I am indeed very blessed. It was after I went through probably the darkest moment of my life that I am a lucky person. I have great friends and family who genuinely love me, as me, and help me through some issues. Most important, I realized that I get over sadness and hurt rather fast and I refused to fall into the trap of depression.
No pain no gain. What I gain is an invaluable life experience and I become a better person. I love my life.