Thursday, June 30, 2011


  1. Two things in life that are difficult to achieve:-

    1. To plant your idea in someone's head

    2. To plant someone's money in your own pocket

    - He who succeeds in planting his idea in someone's head - we
    call Lao Shi (teacher)

    - He who succeeds planting someone's money in his own pocket - we
    call Lao Ban (boss)

    - The one who succeeds in both - we call Lao Po (wife) or Lao
    Qian (trickster)

    - The one who fails in both - we call Lao Gong (husband)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

What is a bad business person?

Ranjit sent this message to me; "A bad business woman, is like a prostitute who gets pregnant!"

I asked him, "What about a bad business man then?"

He couldn't reply!

Let me try. "A bad business man is one who gets women pregnant without intention of having the babies!" Is like having the fun and not be responsible to all consequences later. Whereas a good business man enjoys his work and also fully responsible to all his dealings.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Not all pussies are the same......

I have been in the financial planning services for three decades and I fully agree with the above poster saying "Long term: The car is cheaper". Because to maintain a pussy, one has to flower her with lots of love and attention. And not all pussies are the same. The picture below speaks the truth. Is a joke here but it's the true facts of life.

Monday, June 27, 2011


She sent the following message while waiting for her train:
My love
If you are sleeping, send me your dreams
If you are smiling, send me your smile
If you are crying, send me your tears
I love you

He replied:
I'm in the toilet. What do I send?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

A Woman's Place...


Barbara Walters, of 20/20, did a story on gender roles in Kabul,
Afghanistan, several years before the Afghan conflict.

She noted that women customarily walked five paces behind their husbands.

She recently returned to Kabul and observed that women still walk behind
Their husbands. Despite the overthrow of the oppressive Taliban regime,
the women now seem happy to maintain the old custom.

Ms Walters approached one of the Afghani women and asked, 'Why do you now
seem happy with an old custom that you once tried so desperately to

The woman looked Ms Walters straight in the eyes, and without hesitation
Said, "Land mines."

Moral of the story is (no matter what language you speak or where you go):








Saturday, June 25, 2011

How's your day going?

There I was sitting at the bar staring at my drink when a large, trouble-making biker steps up next to me, grabs my drink and gulps it down in one swig.

"Well, whatcha' gonna do about it?" he says, menacingly, as I burst into tears.

"Come on, man," the biker says, "I didn't think you'd CRY. I can`t stand to see a man crying."

"This is the worst day of my life," I say. "I'm a complete failure. I was late to a meeting and my boss fired me. When I went to the parking lot, I found my car had been stolen and I don't have any insurance. I left my wallet in the cab I took home. I found my wife with another man and then my dog bit me."

"So I came to this bar to work up the courage to put an end to it all, I buy a drink, I drop a capsule in and sit here watching the poison dissolve; then you show up and drink the whole thing! But enough about me, how's your day going?"

Friday, June 24, 2011

It's so meaningful............

A story worth sharing.....

One day a teacher asked her students to list the names of the other students in the room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space between each name.

Then she told them to think of the nicest thing they could say about each of their classmates and write it down.

It took the remainder of the class period to finish their assignment, and as the students left the room, each one handed in the papers.

That Saturday, the teacher wrote down the name of each student on a separate sheet of paper, and listed what everyone else had said about that individual..

On Monday she gave each student his or her list. Before long, the entire class was smiling. 'Really?' she heard whispered. 'I never knew that I meant anything to anyone!' and, 'I didn't know others liked me so much,' were most of the comments.

No one ever mentioned those papers in class again. She never knew if they discussed them after class or with their parents, but it didn't matter. The exercise had accomplished its purpose. The students were happy with themselves and one another. That group of students moved on.

Several years later, one of the students was killed in Vietnam and his teacher attended the funeral of that special student. She had never seen a serviceman in a military coffin before. He looked so handsome, so mature.

The church was packed with his friends. One by one those who loved him took a last walk by the coffin. The teacher was the last one to bless the coffin..

As she stood there, one of the soldiers who acted as pallbearer came up to her. 'Were you Mark's math teacher?' he asked. ! She nodded: 'yes.' Then he said: 'Mark talked about you a lot.'

After the funeral, most of Mark's former classmate! s went together to a luncheon. Mark's mother and father were there, obviously waiting to speak with his teacher.

'We want to show you something,' his father said, taking a wallet out of his pocket 'They found this on Mark when he was killed. We thought you might recognize it.'

Opening the billfold, he carefully removed two worn pieces of notebook paper that had obviously been taped, folded and refolded many times. The teacher knew without looking that the papers were the ones on which she had listed all the good things each of Mark's classmates had said about him.

'Thank you so much for doing that,' Mark's mother said. 'As you can see, Mark treasured it.'

All of Mark's former classmates started to gather around. Charlie smiled rather sheepishly and said, 'I still have my list. It's in the top drawer of my desk at home.'

Chuck's wife said, 'Chuck asked me to put his in our wedding album.'

'I have mine too,' Marilyn said. 'It's in my diary'

Then Vicki, another classmate, reached into her pocketbook, took out her wallet and showed her worn and frazzled list to the group. 'I carry this with me at all times,' Vicki said and without batting an eyelash, she continued: 'I think we all saved our lists'

That's when the teacher finally sat down and cried. She cried for Mark and for all his friends who would never see him again.

The density of people in society is so thick that we forget that life will end one day. And we don't know when that one day will be.

So please, tell the people you love and care for, that they are special and important. Tell them, before it is too late.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Happiness vs Pleasure!!!

A sweet young thing (SYT) was confronted with this question. What is Happiness versus Pleasure?

I told her.... The human being laughing is not pleasure or happiness. Pleasure comes from external sources whereas happiness is from one's insight or inner sources. Pleasure can be from the worldly possessions whereas happiness can be from sacrifices and compromises. Pleasure can be gaining everything and happiness can be losing everything. Pleasure can be acquired by laughing at someone but happiness is experienced by being happy in someone's happiness. Happiness is eternal whereas pleasure is short lived. Happiness is something that can be felt but cannot be explicated, it is to be earned through sharing as it would accentuate when shared.

The SYT couldn't understand! Ok! Perhaps let me explain by my naughty wisdom. In love making, one has to try his very best to make his female partner excited. Indirectly he is making her happy. The more satisfying and happy is she, the more he would get excited and thrilled as well. The excitement and sensation is the end result which is termed as pleasure from making love. Happiness first and later pleasure. Now the SYT smiled and understood the differences.

This is true fact of life - "The beauty of life does not depend on how happy you are, but how on how happy others can be because of you".

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A hungry man is an angry man........

While reviewing one of my clients insurance coverage, I observed some unpleasantness in this home. Both husband and wife are in the early fifties and are not in talking terms. The man looks unhappy and the woman is furious. On further discussion with them, I was able to sense the real problem behind this couple.

The wife has reached her menopause when she no longer interested to have sex with the husband. To her, sex is not important! Whereas the husband is strong and healthy, and is still under employment. However he lacks the enthusiasm and personal drive to excel in his job. On his face, I could see he is a frustrated person.

I threw them this interesting question which most people are reluctant to discuss. What is the best way to solve a man needs in sex, when his woman isn't interested anymore? Should he go for prostitutes, or get a girlfriend, or marry another second wife, or self service himself or abstain totally from it?

Both the couple was shy and was in silent. I continued my story here. As a wife, she likes the husband to do well, and be able to bring in the income for the family. To do that, the man has to be strong and fit, and a healthy man no matter at what age, definitely needs a complete sexual life to satisfy his desire. An unsatisfied man is always an unhappy man. She wants him to perform well in his work but at the same time refuses to provide the intimacy of love. Eventually the misunderstanding of the need and want causes frustration and anger within the both.

Specially for this couple - "Man has one important need, while woman has 99".

Foot for thought - If only she could satisfy his one important need, she could get all her dreams eventually from him.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Man is shy to see themselves on mirror....

Do you know why woman is more attractive than man? I know! Because they love looking at themselves all the time. Check with all ladies, they bound to carry a small mirror in their handbags wherever they go. In between a gap, they like looking at their faces to make sure they are looking good all the time. In the morning, they spend time to beautify their entire physical. I mean from top to bottom. If your girlfriend excuses herself to the toilet, please allow more time for her. Why? Because the big mirror in the toilet would capture her attention again.

Not man! Most men are afraid to stare at themselves too long in front of a mirror. They might take a glimpse of their portrait but they are scared to look face to face at themselves. Women smile a lot at themselves. The smile is like an acknowledgement of their own beauty. From their heart they say, "Hey girl! You look so pretty there. I love you". If you disagree with me as a man, please try yourself to see whether is true. Look in front of the mirror now, and see whether you darn to talk to yourself. I bet with you, most are afraid!

I guess on an average of more than 20 times per day, from morning to late night, ladies might be seeing their faces on mirror. Man! Shit! I think is less than 5 times a day. However those gentlemen who are brave to admire their look on mirror are usually the aggressive one. Like me lah! Believe me! I say hello to myself each morning when I wash my face. I challenge myself on mirror that the day is going to be exciting and interesting. I never fail to look at myself again in the car, because I want to make sure my hairdo is neat and trim. Each time I visit the public toilets, I smile at the mirror of that handsome young man in front. The feel good feeling is always there.

A tip to all my male readers. If you are not confidence to see yourself on mirror, you would also lack the confidence to see others. The first person you have to conquer is still yourself. Don't be shy to talk to yourself because the person in front of you on mirror is considered your best friend. If woman can do it, we can do it as well.

A funny proverb says -
“It's all the mirror, mirror on the wall because beauty is power the same way money is power the same way a gun is power” - Chuck Palahniuk quotes

Monday, June 20, 2011

Selling life insurance is tough & easy.....

You know why selling life insurance is tough? Let me tell you...

In life it's always happened this way. The young one bounds to spend more than they earn. And the older one tends to be unhealthy because when they were young, they had neglected their health. When you talk to the young executives who have just graduated, only a few might have the extra cash to buy life insurance. No money and the urgency of buying this unfriendly product is not in their mind. Approaching the older seniors might have more problems too. Yes! Though they are earning much more and have some saving in hand, most of them carry some form of medical problems. High blood or diabetic is a very common attachment they have. All due to over eating and no exercising as they progress in life. Selling life insurance to them is easy. But to insure them is almost impossible because they are subjected to full medical screening. Easy and not easy here!

A good life insurance agent, should educate the young to spend less and to encourage them to save more instead. Plus at the same time teaching them to understand the facts of life. A successful person is one who has health and money. Inspire them and guide them to live a rounded life. A life inurance agent not only sell but he professes his wisdom and knowledge to improve the overall of those he encounter in his journey of life.

Please remember - "Buy insurance when you don't need it because when you need it, you can't buy".

Sunday, June 19, 2011

How to Court a Widow......

If you have humour, please read on......

Anna, 38 had lost her husband almost a year ago. Her daughter Katrina, 19 was constantly urging her to get back into the world.

Finally, Anna said she'd go out, but didn't know anyone. Katrina immediately replied, "Mom I have someone for you to meet."

Well, it was an immediate hit. They took to one another and after dating for six weeks, he asked her to join him for a romantic weekend in Venice...

Their first night there, she undressed as he did. There she stood nude, except for a pair of black lacy panties;…he was in his birthday suit.

Looking her over, he asked in anticipation, "Why the black panties?"

Replied Anna:

"My breasts you can fondle, my body is yours to explore,…but down there I am still mourning."

He knew he was not getting lucky that night.

The following night was the same — she stood there wearing the black lacy panties, and he was in his birthday suit...

…but now he was wearing a black condom.

Anna looked at him and asked softly: "What's with the black condom?"

He replied, "I want to offer my deepest condolences."

Saturday, June 18, 2011

PHONE CALL................

Joke from a naughty lady friend....

"A Husband and his wife agreed that anytime they want to have sex, they
will call it a 'PHONE CALL' so that the kids will not decode.
One day, the husband sent his son to tell his mother that
he wants to make a phone call.

Mother replies: Tell your father that the Network is bad today.

Husband: Tell your mother that if there is no Network at home, I will go
to the "Public Phone".

Wife sent back, tell your father that if he dares goes to a Public Phone,
then I will open a " Call Center " at home."

Friday, June 17, 2011

Appreciation works wonders...

Are you aware that most people criticise more than appreciating and condemning is greater than admiring? It is funny because spotting defects is faster than identifying the beauties of life.

I have an old aunt whom nobody likes. Each time she met us, she would say things to hurt us. She might say, "You look thinner! Ayah, why so fat now! Your hairstyle is lousy! The dress isn't attractive! Why so many pimples on your face?" These unpleasant remarks scared all her relatives away. So much so she has to live alone because non of her children wanted to stay with her. Are you like her? Please don't! You would soon be the most unpopular person on earth.

The easier way to befriend others is to offer sincere and sweet compliments to everyone. A person might not be attractive and has nothing to show, but I'm sure there might still be a tiny beautiful spot which could be spotted. If only we take a little effort and time to admire the person. Offering compliments is like giving energy to others.

Ah! There are also many who receive admiration but lack the skill and manner to receive them. For instance, the other day when I met Rose Tham, I promptly greeted her with these nice words, "Wow! You look attractive & sexy my dear!!" You know what? Instead of responding me with a big Thank You, she tried to hit me with her umbrella. And threw me with this reply,"You cheeky playful man!" See! Not all ladies know how to take compliments and admiration too. The right way to acknowledge is, "Thank you! You really make my day. And equally you are also a handsome young man Robert."

My belief -
"Feeling appreciated is one of the most important needs that people have. When you share with someone your appreciation and gratitude, they will not forget you. Appreciation will return to you many times." Steve Brunkhorst

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Pride in my profession......

Jenny, as one of my intelligent client asked me today, "Robert, why are you still selling life insurance at your age?" Promptly I replied, "Selling life insurance is my hobby".

To sell life insurance, one needs to have the staying power. Otherwise, along the journey there bound to have distraction, which might deviate the purpose of selling. Money is the prime factor to sell at the beginning, but one must not be too carried away of craving for it. During the last 30 years, there were many times I was offered irresistible and tempting opportunities to change my career. However the love of my selling in this noble profession, never change my heart. I love my clients more. To remain successful in our trade, I have to learn, relearn and unlearn in order to serve well with my supportive clients. It is definitely a long journey. And to stay ahead, I have to keep fit and healthy so that I have the extra energy for my business. Serving more than 1000 clients isn't an easy task, I need all of the inspirations, motivations and courage to remain. Yes! I'm proud and happy that I could last because I have not failed any of my clients who wanted me today. I have kept my words that I would deliver my promises to my clients. I was the one who sold them the policies many many years ago. And today I am
still around to serve and to advise accordingly. I remain a simple and humble life insurance agent till the last breath of my life.

Jenny! Today, I consider myself as not selling anymore, but rather I am actually having all the fun and excitement out of this interesting hobby. If it is not because of insurance, I won't have known you in the first place! You are my client and a very good friend indeed. I pray we could remain here on planet earth for the next thirty or more years to come. You are rest assured, I could still be as naughty as ever to have the strength and enthusiasm to serve. Okay?

Hebbel quotes
“Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.” For Jenny...and I have this passion in my hobby.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Doctors need help too.....

Not all doctors know how to doctor themselves! The last two days, I had a chance to meet two of my doctor friends who are in their sixties. Both are suffering from heart disease. They had been saving other lives for the last four decades but so difficult to treat and care for themselves.

The older male doctor has a painful heart because he and his only daughter are not in good term. Their relationship has gone sour until there is only little hope of returning. Both daughter and father are prideful and have high self esteem in personality. Both refused to give way and are not prepared to listen. The girl has distanced herself afar and the dad is sad and stressful. Knowing them well, my advice to the unhappy man is to forgive the pitiful child. The medicine is to forgive and to forget. "There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.” Bryant H. McGill quotes.

The other younger female doctor is a divorcee and a lonesome lady. Two sons have migrated leaving her alone here. Her time is fully being occupied by seeing the sick and not knowing how to appreciate, and enjoy her present life. Seeing her two eyes, I could sense she is an unhappy woman without love. She lacks the hugs and kisses. All living creatures need the skin to skin touches, and human needs even more because we tend to be more emotional in life. The ideal way to soften her aching heart is to fall in love again. Be brave and allow herself to be attracted by the oppositive sex. If only she has a male accompany to be always for her, life will be more interesting. The medicine is love. A special quote says
“I will show you a love potion without drug or herb, or any witch's spell; if you wish to be loved, love”

My medical doctor friends save lives and I being a life insurance agent saves their lives as well. They provide the medicines and I offer wisdom of life.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Love brightens my beauty.......

A sweetheart was asking her darling. Please look at my face. Is my skin smoother and brighter? I have been taking the advices from our pharmacist to consume the latest sheep placenta. Each tablet costs 15 dollars. Is expensive but I think they are helpful and has the effect. Together I am also taking the collagen drinks to maximise the result. Darling! What do you think?

Darling was looking and touching his sweetheart face. Yes dear! Your skin isn't as dry as before. Totally agree with you. Your facial shines brighter and is as smooth as silk now. All your effort and money are not wasted. BUT! Dear do you know why these vitamin supplements work so well on you?

Sweetheart said I guess our pharmacist must had recommended me the right products.

Darling nodded his head. The sheep placenta and collagen drink are useful supplements. But it is my love which settled in your tender heart that makes the different. My loving care and concern for you, let you have a feel good and comfortable emotion all the time. You feel secure and relax with me around. Over all your senses are happy and satisfying. The saying goes again, "A Happy heart sees a beautiful world". A happy soul would definitely be able to absord all good things given, especially taking the best supplements as mentioned earlier.

Moral of the story - A healthy & a bright person is a person being loved upon. Are you?

For that sweetheart
-“Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice.”

Monday, June 13, 2011

I darn to dream.........

To me there are three types of dream. Day dream, night dream and personal dream.

How I wish the day is quiet when I need not do anything, day dreaming is fun. Is good to be alone sometime when one can talk to oneself. I do it all the time and I believe everyone does. You speak to your own mind. Or perhaps come the late night when I need to sleep, having sweet dreams are marvellous. To me dreams while sleeping is like another world, where everything is made possible. If you can't get those things you love in the present world, like chasing a love bird, try dreaming and you might get her in your dream world.

The best dream is my personal dreams or goals in life. I have many but would like to share one of my exciting dreams. My dream - to be there and to witness one my first grand son getting marry. On the day of his wedding celebration, I must be fit and healthy to go on stage and to be the first to announce his occasion. I have already informed all my children, though they are the father to the bridegroom, please allow the naughty grand dad to play the important role as the speaker of the event. I had even prepared the speech for the nite in advance now. I had seen many grand parents when their grand children were getting marry, they were side lined. They were too afraid to speak on stage, and they looked old and weak. Not me! I'm preparing myself for that very moment. It might take another 15 or more years when I could be touching 80 then. However I make sure my heart could still remain as 35 as I claimed of today. Meaning, mind of 80 but the heart is as good as 35. Would prove to everyone who is going to attend the celebration on that day, that 'growing old is mandatory where else growing up is by choices'. My dream - to be always young at heart.

I love this saying
- “Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams” - Ashley Smith quote

Sunday, June 12, 2011

90% is as good as 100% scores.......

Dr Loh is one of my gym buddy who shared one of his personal pointer in life. His secret number in achievement is the number 90. To him 90 is as good as 100. When he was a student, scoring the 90% pass was as equivalent to a 100% pass. A 90% is always termed as a 'A' plus, and is no different between 90% and 100%. Meaning, as long as he was graded with all the 'A' plus of different percentages, his results would still be considered as a 100% mark.

Ever since in schools and later the universities, his aim was towards the 90 and not the 100. Expecting a perfect 100 is stressful and tense, whereas 90 is easy and relaxing. As he started to work, he continued to practise the aim of 90 in his daily life. In business he expects 90 returns, in family dealing he encourages 90 love, in friendship he offers his 90 bonding and even in the gym while exercising he concentrates 90 performance. The number game of 90 really works well with his life and that's why he is a very successful medical doctor with so much of respect around. I salute to my great buddy Dr Loh.

How true -
Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality” - Ralph Marston quotes

Innocence at its best...........................

A little boy, after being shouted at by his mom
was sitting sadly by himself.
Dad asked : What happened son?
Kid : Dad, I can't handle your wife anymore!
I want my own wife!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Indian Secret to a Long Marriage!

At The Swami Narayan Temple in Neasden London, they have weekly husbands marriage seminars.

At the session last week, the priest asked Popatbhai, who said he was approaching his 50th wedding anniversary, to take a few minutes and share some insight into how he had managed to stay married to the same woman all these years.

Popatbhai replied to the assembled husbands, "Well, I've tried to treat her nice, spend money on her, but best of all is, I took her to Bombay for the 25th anniversary!"

The priest responded, "Popatbhai, you are an amazing inspiration to all the husbands here!

Please tell us what you are planning for your wife for your 50th anniversary?"

Popatbhai proudly replied, "I'm going back to Bombay to pick her up."

Friday, June 10, 2011

How to recharge the confidence & enthusiasm?

Selling tips.

A half dead lady colleague was sending an SOS signal, "Sifu! I have lost all my confidence and enthusiasm in selling insurance. Please help! What is the best way to recharge me again?"

This was what I told her. 'Kindness is the language, the deaf can hear and the blind can see'. I'm so sorry, you don't speak the language of kindness. Selling life insurance needs the language of kindness, otherwise in the long run confidence and enthusiasm would gradually disappear.

Sifu, is there a way to teach me this language of kindness?

Try this my dear. From today onwards, I want you to make everyone smiles and laugh. Whether they are friends or strangers, please attempt this simple gesture of smiling. Most important the gesture must not come with a motive. It has to come from your sincere heart and not the mind to have the intention to sell. If you meet someone in the lift, smile to them. If you are buying the bread from a shop, smile and joke with the shopkeeper. If you see a police officer on the street, smile and wish him a good day. If a friend calls you on the line, try to joke until he laughs. Note down on paper and see what is your score. If you have seen more than 100 faces a day, and you can't make 50 of them smile and laugh with you, continue smiling the next day. If your score is 80 against 100, I'm pretty sure you have master the language of kindness. Believe me, once you understand this language your confidence and enthusiasm would return.

Specially for those who don't smile -
"A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles" - Washington Irving

Thursday, June 09, 2011

You'll love your children more than your parents...

I was so engrossed watching a grown up son walking his elderly father in a hill resort last weekend. The son could be in his thirties and the father perhaps in his seventies. The father walked with a limp but the son had all the patience, showing the care and love for him. The girlfriend was following at the back, while the son chatted with the father.

I felt good for the son & dad, especially towards the child who hadn't forgotten the old. In life, all parents love their children. When the children are little dots, mothers and fathers would be too happy to walk along with them. No matter how tired the parents are, either the mum or dad is willing to carry them. There is no complaint or fuss, parents just love to spend time with their children. So sad! Not when the children have grown to be parents themselves, they forget their aging parents. They have forgotten how their parents taught them to walk, assisted them when they fell and spoke to them when they were lonely. Now that the aging parents are much older, they might even consider to send them to the old folk homes. Is this love?

Learn from this quote
-"That's the nature of being a parent, Sabine has discovered. You'll love your children far more than you ever loved your parents, and -- in the recognition that your own children cannot fathom the depth of your love -- you come to understand the tragic, unrequited love of your own parents" — Ursula Hegi

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

I gave my pays to mother.....

Gone were the days! I still remember well in mind when I first started to work at the age of eighteen with the government services. It was my first pay cheque, after minus the EPF contribution, my nett cash in hand was only 130. Small the amount of today but not bad for those days. I was so excited with my salary and immediately when I returned home I gave the entire pay to my mother who was waiting for me. I said mum this is my hard earned income and its for you to keep. Believe me, she was crying and I could see tears were pouring over her wet eyes. Mum! Why are you crying? She was too over joyed to see her baby had grown up and was capable to earn and to be able to take care of her.

Those days it was the obligation and duty of sons to give their entire earnings to their parents. In turn, the parents would give a weekly allowance to the sons to go to work. Yes! I was receiving a weekly pocket money of 10 dollars from my mum, or 40 dollars a month and the rest went to them. Deep down from my heart I said, it was such nice feeling to give to our parents those days. We never complained, we lived within the pocket allowances that mum gave and yet we were so happy.

Today is a different story! Its the obligation and duty that parents have to be responsible to raise our children but its never the duty of our children to give us their earnings. Ever since all my three sons were working many years ago, I had never taken a dime from them and in the first place I won't know how much they earn either. To us as parents we would be happy if they could continue to do well and be good citizens for the country. The obligation of sons giving their earnings to parents is lost totally along the way as we progress in this challenging world. Would you agree my dear readers there?

A reminder -
“If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings” - Brian Tracy quotes

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Like grand father & like grand son.....

I spoke to my eldest son today. He said dad your eldest grand son (his eldest child) whom I had not seen for quite sometimes, is just as naughty as I was. At age 12 plus only, he is already having many girlfriends. There are many phone calls and test messages received mainly from girls rather than from boys.

My son was right! When I was at sixteen, I was a great attraction to many girlfriends. It was so easy for me to befriend them and inviting girls to parties wasn't a problem to me then. Whereas most of my male friends would be scratching their heads, where to get partner for the dates and parties. Later when I got marry, I found my eldest son was even better than me. At fourteen he was already on love dates. Now! His son had beaten us all flat because he is only at twelve, he has so many admirers and charmers. According to his father, all his girlfriends are pretty, intelligence, have got standard and class. These girls are from other parts of the world because they are all studying in The International School in China. Whereas his dad those days could only afford to influence the not so clever girls or those simple minded friends. Meaning the young grand son of mine has better mind and personality than his father and the grand father, that is me.

Are we both, father and grand dad unhappy with this boy of twelve over his behaviour and character? Certainly not! I think a normal child, especially a boy should go through this process of life. To mix freely with not only his own sex but the opposite sex as well. Talking with boys and mixing with girls is different. He has to be intelligence to understand his friends, and to be smart to capture their attention. The intelligence of him built logical senses and the smartness tickles his creative mind. In this process, he develops braveness and courageous while his personal confidence rises gradually. Most people might think he is naughty but I take it as a learning stage of life and he happened to acquire them much earlier than expected.

I thought was 'like father and like son' but I have to extend this statement as 'like grandfather and like grand son'. Cause my belief is
"Don't wait to make your son a great man - make him a great boy" ~ Author Unknown

Monday, June 06, 2011

Getting marry.. The Past & The Present

Forty years ago life was like this for a couple ...Marriage, children, house and car.

Today is the opposite.. car would come first, then a house, baby and marriage. No woman is prepared to take a man's date if he hasn't got a vehicle. No in laws are agreeable to a couple's wedding if the man has no house of his own. Unless accidentally the naughty man pregnant the girlfriend. Then the celebration of getting marry would be on. Last weekend, I attended a friend son's wedding dinner. The bride is seven months pregnant carrying a twin in her and the in law cannot refuse this marriage. Smart of the son because he has no house and yet he could get a free ride home with a wife and a twin in hand.

I like this saying -
"What a happy and holy fashion it is that those who love one another should rest on the same pillow" ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Jobs for civil servants

A guy goes to the Post Office to apply for a job.

The interviewer asks him, "Are you allergic to anything?"
He replies, "Yes - coffee."

"Have you ever been in the military service?
"Yes," he says, "I was in Iraq for two years."

The interviewer says,"That will give you 5 extra points towards employment."
Then he asks,"Are you disabled in any way?"
The guy says,"Yes. A bomb exploded near me and I lost both of my testicles."

The interviewer grimaces and then says, "O.K. You've got enough points for me
to hire you right now. Our normal hours are from 8:00 A.M. To 4:00 P.M.
You can start tomorrow from 10:00AM every day."
The guy is puzzled and asks, "If the work hours are from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.,
why do you want me to start here from10:00 A.M.?"

"This is a government job," the inter-viewer says, "For the first two hours, we just
stand around drinking coffee and scratching our balls. No point you coming in for that."

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Are you a good cook????

Believe me! I'm a lousy cook and I had never cooked a complete meal for myself in my whole life. But after reading the above poster, I feel better to be a man again. I think all gentlemen & ladies would agree with this tag line. Right? Hahaaaaaa!!!!

Friday, June 03, 2011

All women are beautiful at my wise age....

Billy is one of my fellow colleague. He is four years younger than me and has been selling life insurance for twenty years. His sales are currently poor, and if he doesn't improve the company might take away his selling contract. Looking dull and lacking personal drive on him, I invited Billy for a cup of tea.

Over our chat, he complained that aging and getting old is the main reason for his lost of interest in selling. His enthusiasm is low and he hasn't got the love and passion like before. I fully agreed with Billy. When the heart isn't happy, one would see the world as ugly. However everyone has the choice to see the good or the bad part of life.

This was what I told him... Thirty years ago, I could hardly see many beautiful lady agents with us. Today, each time I enter the lift I would be surrounded by many sweet young things. They are sexy, gorgeous, intelligence and so beautiful ladies. You know why? Thirty years ago, when I was at age 34 or so, most ladies were either a few years younger than me or some could be older than my age, they didn't look attractive to me then. However today at my real age (Alah! You know lah! I don't have to quote you here), all ladies, women or girls that I'm meeting now, are definitely younger than me. Being younger than me they are, no matter at what age, I will see them attractive and pretty. I appreciate and admire them more now. Imagine if I stay doing nothing at home, I would be missing all these fun and excitement of not interacting with these lovely beauties.

Telling Billy who was amazed with my story, I opt to think the best of being here at my age when I could make myself happier rather than feeling misery of being old and has no value to the industry. A Happy heart always sees a beautiful world. I believe Billy would change his mindset.

Specially for the senior veterans -
"It is your right to be happy. This is what you were made for. And if you will not resist, happiness will find a way to pour from your heart and fill your days" ~ Hugh Prather

Thursday, June 02, 2011

A silent fart........

Are you that really a truthful person? Read on to find out....

Over a friendly discussion with some good friends who looked decent, honest and have good moral standing, suddenly came a silent fart which smelled like shit. It stink horribly and unbearable to all of us. Immediately we had to cover our noses with our hands and handkerchiefs. We stared at each other and asked "Who did that?" Everyone was showing a nope expression. Meaning, NOT ME!!! We were definitely sure was one of us, but the culprit wasn't brave to admit. It could be from a shy lady or an unashamedly gentleman.

Did such occurrence ever happen to you before? Under such circumstances, do you pretend nothing has happened or courageous enough to admit your wrong? I bet most would keep silent as well, and that's why is called a silent fart in the first place.

Note: Do you know a silent fart always smell?

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Never thought of retiring!!!

I had a chance to speak to my eldest son on phone yesterday. Though he is staying afar with his family, we always communicate and stay close. A question he brought forward to me. Dad are you retiring? We would be too happy if you could stay with us and let me take care of you.

Those words were pleasant to listen, especially from my caring son. I told him jokingly, if you let me reside with you, do you have all the time to spend with me! Otherwise I might follow you wherever you go, and then I might be a nuisance to you soon. Dad loves to talk and I wonder whether your entire family is prepared to listen to my old stories & tales.

I could sense he wasn't sure whether he could fulfill his father's needs and requirements. The best choice is for father to live independently and has the potential to continue to earn and do well in life. Talking is my interest and selling life insurance allows me to continue talking. The combination of talking and selling is almost like an endless hobby to keep me going for life. In order to move on further in my career, I need to have plenty of courage, confidence and self esteem. To have them, someone must be willing unconditionally spuring and motivating me all the time. Yes! In short dad cannot be living like an old man who is serious and old fashion, when all younger people are afraid to befriend me. I have to be as 'child like naughty' as them, as romantic and loving to mix freely with, and most important to have the guts to fall in love again. Telling my son... you won't be surprised that dad is even more playful than you. He laughed and claimed he understands well my thought.

I talked to my children this way as more like a friend. I wonder how many old folks speak like me. Old in mind but young in heart.

How true -
"The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity" ~Mark Twain