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Car Rides : Our Opportunity to Build that Communication Habit with the Kids

16 September 2014 – 6:58 pm |

Here in Jakarta, I find myself ‘stuck’ in car rides (and traffic) with the kids a LOT. Everyday.
And this, naturally, can be draining. For the mom. Who is also the driver.
Like when the older ones …

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Brie : Three Years Old, and Treasuring Her Little-Ness

6 August 2014 | Posted in: Daily | No Comment

Just one of those moments I’d like to treasure for years to come.
Our 3-year-old Brie, the littlest in the family, who can still curl herself up and comfortably fit into our laundry basket.

Don’t grow up …

Brie : 3 Years, 2 Months

29 July 2014 | Posted in: Daily | No Comment
Brie 3 years 2 months

“What shall I be when I grow up?”

A woman after God’s own heart,
who will strive to do what’s right
with all her God-given talents,
and be a blessing to others,
is our prayer for you, lil Brie.

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Things Children Say : Air-Filled Mommy!

23 July 2014 | Posted in: Daily | No Comment
Things Children Say : Air-Filled Mommy!

As two motorbikes swooshed past our car, my 3yo Brie saw the riders and their ‘air-filled’ jackets, and said,
Look! Mommy! Why are the men fat?
Oh, there’s air in their jackets …
*3 second pause*
They’re like …

Birthdays : That Thing about Aging

20 July 2014 | Posted in: Daily, Inspirational | 4 Comments

[A shot with my 71yo Mom and 90yo Grandma!]
I turned 38 some 3 weeks ago.
And it was like, gee … THIRTY EIGHT?
Somehow, some 15 -20 years ago, when I looked at those who’re in their …

Playing Sports : 10 Principles We Share with Our Kids

10 July 2014 | Posted in: Daily, Inspirational | 2 Comments

I asked  Vai earlier today,
Why do you think you like to play tennis, Vai?
*3 second pause*
Because Daddy plays tennis too!

Being the only boy in the family, I’m sure our soon-to-be 8 yo Vai looks up …

Indonesian Presidential Election 2014 : Finally, There’s Hope!

6 July 2014 | Posted in: Daily | No Comment

Here’s a confession: I’ve never been interested in politics.
Especially, Indonesian politics.
Perhaps, because the image of Indonesian government officials simply has not been positive.
Officials sleep in meetings. Corruption charges yet no proper legal procedures.
Basically, not much …