牛车水原貌馆一游


趁着学校初四庆祝农历新年, 我邀约了新朋友, 也就是恩赐同学的妈妈, 一同逛牛车
水, 也参观了牛车水原貌馆.

牛车水原貌座落于宝塔街重修的店屋. 它保存了许多早期殖民者为了维持生计而天
天面对的挣扎画面.  在这里我们发掘了许多早期殖民者千里迢迢冒险来新加坡的秘
密及纪事, 体会到了他们为自己的将来勇于探索和奋斗的精神和他们历尽沧桑的过
去.

若您还未参观这景点, 您真应该去参观参观.  带着您的孩子去, 他们会受益不浅.









牛车水原貌馆
宝塔街 48号
新加坡 059207
电话: 6338 6877
电邮: chc@ducktours.com.sg
网址: www.chinatownheritagecentre.sg

CNY Ang Pau Money Management

Do you teach your child how to manage his/her CNY red packet money?  AJ is going 7, & I thought it is apt to teach him how to manage these money (pocket money + red packet money).

He brings food to school daily except Friday, which I will give him pocket money to buy food from canteen. I can don't do so, he is happy not to handle money too (he is fearful that he may lose it), but I thought it is an essential skill to learn to manage it.

I give him $1.50-$2 every Friday for his recess break.  Any excess money left he must keep it in his piggie bank.  So far, he has exhibited the trait of a good steward of money, he did not spend any excess amount on other things beside food.  He saved them all. On Sat evening, we will dig out the money from the piggie bank & he will take out the amount of money he wants to give as offering to the Lord the next day.  He decides the amount, we do not intervene by saying whether it is too much or too little.

Back to red packet money.  These are the collections from the 2 days of visitation (we did not do any visitation on the 3rd day).  We counted the money together, & I told him he will need to set aside 10% of it as tithe for the Lord.  After which, he has to give me some money from the net proceed because I was the one giving out the red packets to other children.  He decides on the amount, I did not intervene.




Frankly, I was surprised by his generosity.  He gave me 60% of his net proceed.  I did not expect that much. Actually, my heart was crying out, 'Mummy doesn't need that much, darling", but I have to swallow those words.  I do not want him to feel that it is so hard to part with his money, especially when it is to be given to the Lord, his parents or needy ones.  So I took it.  The balance 40% of the net proceed will then go to his savings account he has with his father.

How about you? How do you teach your children about money management.

我宽恕了你, 你能原谅他吗?


叶爸爸的这则新闻相信许多人都读了吧? 相信也有不少人像我一样情不自禁地流下眼


泪. 身为人母, 我怎么会感受不到白发人送黑发人的悲哀? 那种断肠的痛苦, 谁会

不哀痛? 本来是热热闹闹, 嘻嘻哈哈的一个家庭, 顿时, 家里突然一片凄凉. 想起

来还真心寒.



叶爸爸的几句话让我感触良多:

先是 "即使接受道歉, 也是暂时的."

再来 "我已经原谅你... ... 我要学习宽恕."



从报章得知叶爸爸是名基督徒. 他们全家人都信主.

"即使接受道歉, 也是暂时的." 这句话是发生悲剧隔天说的.

"我已经原谅你... ... 我要学习宽恕." 这句话是发生悲剧后几天说的.

叶爸爸不是在自掌嘴巴.

第一句话是极度悲痛时说的.

第二句话是经过了牧师的开道, 圣经的教诲和圣灵的扶持说的.

从这两句话, 我深深感受到叶爸爸是真正体会了神对人的爱.



孔子说 "人之初, 性本善."

其实是因为孔子没有认识这位真神.

圣经说 " 人之初, 性本恶."

(大维王在诗篇51:5提到 ~ 我是在罪孽里生的, 在我母亲怀胎的时候就有了罪)



我们既然是罪人, 那我们应该只配得去地狱吧? 罪人怎么配得去天堂呢?

若不是神爱世人,甚至将他的独生子赐给他们,叫一切信他的,不至灭亡,反得永

生 (约翰福音3:16), 叶爸爸又怎么会这么大的盼望, 认为能和儿子在天堂再重逢?



朋友啊! 您愿意来多认识这伟大的真神吗?

3月2日晚上8点是我们的布道会, 欢迎您这段时间来新加坡邮政局总部5楼的大礼堂

聆听.

您的生命可能就此改变!

Let It Rain, It Is Not A Pain


I like it drizzle in the morning, so that I may walk my son to school.
In the wet morning, we take our time to stroll to school.

He wears his rain boot,
because he cant scoot.

He scoots to school on non-rainy days you see. 

As we walk under the rain,

we talk about anything from cars to trains.

I love this precious moment - holding his hand,
for I know not when he would say, mummy, I can walk by myself, you need not hold my hand.


I enjoy fetching him back from school, often a time, under the hot scorching sun.
For it is beyond treasures of the world, to see the smiling face of my precious son.


As he beams from ear to ear,
I know, for sure, I've lots to hear.



We walk & chat,
as I put on his head a little hat.

He tells me what exciting things that have happened,
so much to say that he has no time to pen.

The little moments we have,
is what the Lord gave.

Till the day comes, when he says, mum, I can go alone,
I treasure the time together that money cannot buy alone.

This post is inspired by this article that I have read this morning.


[Giveaway] Shoes Lovers? I am!

When I first came across Lloola, an online shop for shoes & accessories, I was thrilled!  With a child on tow, it can sometimes be a chore to shop in brick & mortar. So I shop online a lot, including household stuff.

I like the fact that Lloola is precise in giving the sizes of their shoes & they also have a 14-day exchange policy which gave me the assurance of my purchase.  



Ever since the purchasing my first pair of Elva Peep Toes Heels from Llooa (pix above), I have been bugging the owners to give me some perks for giveaway for my readers.  Read on here for an introduction on Lloola & how you may get a $10 discount voucher for your shopping!


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About Lloola
Driven by a passion for shoes and seeing the lack of variety, choice and quality of shoes in the Singapore online scene, Lloola was launched in February 2012.

Lloola (pronounced as "loooo-la") is girly, feminine yet sophisticated. We desire to provide a variety of fashion-forward and comfortable shoes for every woman and every occasion and promise that they are at pocket-friendly prices.

At Lloola, style and comfort is our mantra.  We strive to bring you a variety of shoes that are both comfortable and fashion forward! How do we know? We try all the shoes ourselves first. With all the online fashion blogshops sprouting out, Lloola will satisfy every girls’ shoes shopping craving at the click of their finger tips.  

Owned and managed by two siblings who work hand-in-hand to cater to your needs. We pledge to provide the highest level of customer service!

Who are Lloola’s Shoppers
Our shoes and accessories are targeted at young (or young at heart) working women who are Internet savvy, frequent online blogshop buyers and trend setters and follows. To cater to our shoppers, we bring in a variety of shoes. Flats, sandals, platforms, heels for school and work and for the weekends casual footwear such as flats, sandals, platforms and flip-flops to hit the beach!

What makes Lloola different
1)  Detailed photography
With each launch, detailed photos of the shoes are taken together with styling suggestions. Something unique to shoe blogshops where most usually take only product shots. We want to provide our shoppers with a sense of realism and the styling suggestions allows them to visualize how to mix and match it with their outfits. We also hope to provide a fresh perspective for our customers for every collection, so every launch has a different theme and style to suit the type of shoes we bring in.

2)  Detailed sizing charts
If you are still hesitant about buying shoes online, fret not! We understand the insecurities faced when one shops on line for shoes, especially over sizing, Hence we strive to included detailed sizing of the feet, including length and width for each pair of shoes. In addition, we provide real-life case studies of the best fit for a particular feet size for you to refer too.  With reference to the case studies, examine it and bag the shoes that fits the case study description and you most!

3) 14 Days Exchange Policy
Despite all that you have done and somehow the shoe still doesn’t fit? Don’t worry, just mail the shoe back within 14 days and we will exchange it for a better fit size for you. When the shoe is out-of-stock, we offer refunds too. Hence, you can set your worries at ease and shop to your hearts’ content at Lloola.

4) Affordability
We know that inflation is on the rise, but at Lloola, we strive to beat inflation by making our shoes affordable for you! Our shoes are priced between $22 - $30 and as part of an ongoing launch promotion, shipping is free! So when you shop at Lloola, you can keep the spare change from the mailing fee to get something extra for yourself.

5)   Regular mid-week promotions
To beat mid-week blues, we have mid-week specials which are price discount off the shoes purchased! Join our facebook or mailing list to get the latest updates on mid-week specials or sales and discounts!








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Here is how you can win yourself a $10 discount voucher:
(1) Like 'Lloola' on facebook;
(2) Like 'lilbookworm' on facebook; &
(3) Drop me an email (lilbookworm1234@gmail.com) to notify me.

There are 3 x $10 discount vouchers to be given away & the first 3 winners (according to stamp date on email) will be notified soonest possible so that you may enjoy a new pair of shoes from lloola for the Chinese New Year.