Monday, May 22, 2006

I am still stuck in a mess...

I have not been able to clear up all my stuff...

As I continue to look through the items I have collected, I also have my career to work on, meetings to attend, deadlines to meet and family gatherings to go to and also a few important events to attend.

Hence, it looks like I am going to need more time, another few days before I can sort out the stuff I have collected, which to throw, which to keep in storage, which to put up on display and etc.

Anyways, unless I clear up all of it, I won't have much time for blogging or any other personal activities anymore. *sigh*

Monday, May 15, 2006

Positive Parenting...

I came across some interesting information (while sorting out my stuff)...

Positive Parenting

1. Give them time

2. Re-discover the power of praise - For every one action of scolding, we must offer nine actions of praises as encouragement to do what is good for them.

3. Laugh More - Children enjoys people who have a good sense of humor.

4. Don't delegate the time to be with them, be there! - Take time to spend with your children, to show them the way to being good citizens and contribute to society. Lead by example. So when you are old, they are going to be with you also.

5. Defend the boundaries - Always teach them the do and don'ts of life. These are not just a matter of disciplin but for their personal safety as well. Also as a parent, you must also spend some time to monitor who their friends are and what they are being exposed as it may not be suitable for their age.

6. Let them go but always make sure the door to your home is always open to them.

Simple advise but yet, these are some of the most fundamentals that can go a long way and prevent many problems that develop later in life. Sure make me think more about my lifestyle as a parent. I am not saying that I had never put the above into practice but rather, there are always room for improvements in my current lifestyle to make time for all the above points. I am glad that I did not throw away this piece of information.

To throw or not to throw, that is my question...for today...

To throw or not to throw, that is my question... for today and probably for the rest of the week.

I have finally gotten round to sorting out my stuff .... since I last did it (I think it was back in 2004 when I last did it..??) and I have managed to accumulate more stuff than I could possibly imagine. I had no idea how these stuffs, things or whatever anyone wants to call it, ended up with me. Gifts from friends, unopened letters from friends (overseas, sorry about that), things that I bought but ended up not using, DVDs and VCDs (wow, that has been quiite some time since I last bought any VCDs) which I have not seen, even some I don't remember ever buying, etc, etc, and even books that I don't remember ever buying...fortunately, I have not bought any books twice yet.

From my last count (about 10 minutes ago), I now have a collection of more than 723 books and well over 900 copies of Magazines of various titles from Forbes, Economists, FHM, PC Magazaine, New Man, etc. I am very proud to say that I have completed more than half of my book-collection and read through at least 70% of my magazine-collection.

I am certainly having more than a big headache about what to throw and not to I continue to go through the many boxes which has many folders, plastic bags and gifts and items,...arrggggh. I have to come to a decision....

Now, I have to get back to sorting and decide what to throw and what to keep (my Wife wants me to throw all of it away.....)