• Dad's Notes,  Family Time,  Work-Life Balance

    Working Mom vs Traveling Dad

    It’s been two years after my wife quit her job, and it’s been one year after I moved to work out of town. The two consecutive episodes in which our kids revealed objection yet they knew they had to get along with both of them. Throwback, I and my wife were two working parents, dealing with the same industry, banking. Working in service industry in a severe competition brought us to spending overtime for work. Reaching our doorstep beyond lullaby time was the normal situation for us. Real crazy. We never had enough time to gather ‘round with our kids. When we got home, kids had slept away. When they…

  • Guest Posts

    Why a Bum Bag is the Perfect Gift for Your Dad

    Struggling to find the perfect gift for your dad for his next birthday or is it coming up to Father’s Day and your dad really does have enough stocks after all these years? Then look no further for the perfect gift for your dad – the bum bag! Really a bum bag? Yes! Not that your dad is likely to be self conscious about his fashion style or self aware about the latest fashion trends in 2018 but the bum back is well and truly back and better than ever! Not only that but these four golden reasons will explain why the bum bag is the perfect gift for your…

  • Dad's Notes

    Health, A Blessing Money just Can’t Buy

    Be grateful. One meaningful word of invitation that has a very deep value. Not eroded by the time to always be echoed. Why? Because it is divine, it has something to do with God. Yes, there is so much blessing that has been bestowed upon us. We need not mention one by one because we will not be able to count them. All we have to do is give thanks. What do you think we should be most grateful for? At least there is one that has a direct relevance to the steps of our lives day by day? How about WEALTH? Well, nothing wrong with it. Wealth is counted…

  • Dad's Notes

    Life Restarted at 60’s

    This is a story about my mom. She is 68 years old now. I have a very special note about my mom, that she had found her life back at the age of 60 -it was 56 exactly. Yes, the age of 60 was like a second life for my mom. The boundary between ‘first life’ and ‘second life’ for Mom was when my dad passed away 12 years ago, when Mom was at 56. It was a moment that split her life in two. While Mom lived alongside of Dad, and all together with her four children who are grown up now, she really played the role as a…

  • Inspiring Dads

    A Lesson from a Truly Brave Pilot

    Have you watched the movie “Sully”? Starred by the distinguished actor Tom Hanks with the background of an aged pilot and plane crashed in the water, the film is based on a true story of a pilot named Chesley Sullenberger. I pick this true story as a tremendous inspiration for all of us, especially for fathers who are in seek of the meaning of bravery and boldness. Sullenberger was the pilot of Airbus 320 aircraft owned by US Airways airlines, United States (US). He had retired in 2010. A year earlier, the man who was familiarly called Sully had done an extraordinary action that not only saved the lives of…

  • Dad's Notes

    My Dad, My First Love

    A couple of years ago I read a Facebook status of my colleague when we were in university. She was in grief as she just lost her father who just passed away. On her Facebook status, she uploaded a photograph of her father when he was quite young, with a caption: “My First Love”. A love of a daughter to her father. All this time, indeed, I never thought that a father would ever be the first love of his daughter. When they love each other, it is a sure thing. A father –alongside mother- raises his children with love, embedding values of life, and being a role model. The…

  • Motivation

    Jack Welch, a Down-to-Earth Boss

    Jack Welch is the most admired CEO by other CEO’s in the world. Their minds always refer to Jack Welch when it comes to the question: who is the best CEO in the world. What Jack Welch did in the 1980’s is actually rarely done by other CEO’s in most giant companies until nowadays. The CEO’s in large companies generally control theirs from the headquarters. Jack is different. He had been the most important person. However, much of his time had been spent with a direct going from top to down to his employees. He never stopped moving from one factory to another factory listening to his employees. He was…

  • Work-Life Balance

    Little Escape for some Lamb Sate

    The just bygone four weeks have been the hectic month for me at my office. I was assigned to assist the auditing commission implementing their annual schedule on branch office of a state-owned bank where I work for. I and the team were overwhelmingly stuffed with the work getting our heads to spin 😀 That’s why we decided to get us some little escape at lunch time. We were so fervid for some scalding food on that burning shiny day. An outing in line with passionate us inside the office 🙂 After a not too long cruise to and fro, we headed to a traditional eatery serving Sate Kambing. It’s…

  • Kids' Workout

    Rookie Swimmer Boy

    Attar –my son- loves to go to swimming pools. Each time when we had weekend out of town, he always picked the pool checking the first thing. No matter we got ourselves tired after a long trip and just checked in, he always rumbled along the hotel’s alleyways and got set with his swimming suit. Hmm.. he must be good at swimming? To be true, not really 😀 Contrary to his big crazes at the pre-swimming actions, he came up to showing no guts as he stepped on the poolside. All ablaze passions vanished, and the boy who had just celebrated his 7th birthday last week was likely to look…

  • Kids' Workout

    Kids and the Piano: Recalling the Initial Struggles

    In my eyes, playing piano is beautiful. Mastering this type of music instrument might auspiciously put our feet on many steps ahead, I believe, since it’s so much likely to be an added value embedded to someone when coming into future thresholds in life, like new schools and even work circumstances. Indeed, having piano skill had been a very long-lost dream of me and my wife, coincidentally, long before we were united as a family. As we had never had the chance to make it real, we intended to deliver the valuable favour to our kids. And thankfully, we could avail ourselves of it this time. Three years ago, Rasha,…