Friday, March 26, 2010

I am everything

I figure out lately that being me is being everything.
I mean being a teacher is about being everything.
Not only that you have to teach but you have to be what your students want you to do to let yourself be A person and at the same time allowing yourself (for no charge) to be a role model.
I am not only an English teacher who teaches ENGLISH but a teacher cum

walking-talking dictionary
*answering every question & translating everything

first-aid kit
* be ready for panadol & pads

*cleaning the classroom


Enough of these...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

It's a shared responsibility....

Getting married means we are going to have a shared responsibility. To marry means to share and not to burden. If it is burdening might as well don't get married initially.

These are some to share with..
The position of the husband in the home and his related responsibilities are quite clearly defined in principle in Ephesians 5:22, 28-31. "Wives submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife, even as Christ is head of the church; and he is the savior of the body. Therefore as the church is subject to Christ, so let wives be to their own husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wife as Christ also loved the church and gave himself for it . . . So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church . . . For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother and shal.1 be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh".
To love alone is not love thus means to be held responsible together for all acts..

Now let us consider some other responsibilities. The husband is to love his wife above all other human beings. Eph. 5:25 and 28; and Col. 3:19. These passages teach that the husband is to be considerate and tender. The verses in Ephesians 5 teach that the husband is to cherish his wife.
This means that she is to be treated with tenderness and affection. This would mean that since love must be fed, there is to be a warm demonstrative love relationship. The husband has the responsibility of not only demonstrating his love and concern, but telling her. He should not sit in such self-absorption that he does not talk with her and communicate with her socially, mentally, verbally and physically. The husband will demonstrate his love for his wife in other ways, rather than just at the time of sexual relationship. If this is the only time that affection and consideration is shown, then a wife will get the idea that all a husband is interested in is her body and that she is merely a sex object.
Anyway, these are only some few instances of shared responsibility in life. In fact, there are loads.... analyze ourselves and we will know it. Kudos guys...

Monday, March 15, 2010

Health Screen...

Millions of thanks to SMC KK, HQE & Hospital wanita dan kanak-kanak KK for their free health screen on the 13-14 Mac 2010 at City Mall. This is in line with World Kidney Day. Hubby and I didn't want to miss this opportunity since it's FREE so we went there directly after church mass yesterday. We thought we were some of the early birds, but we were wrong. There were already lines of people queueing to be screened. Mostly Chinese. They are really particular about their health I guess. Some even come far away from Tawau... (They didn't tell but I peeped on their data ;-p)
The health screen checked on blood sugar level, blood pressure level, urine test for protein, red blood cells and glucose as well as body mass index (BMI) and body fat..
So far I am on the healthy side... very happy to look at the result. I also gained weight. Now I'm 46 kg. It's great!. Hubby is overall healthy as well except for his blood sugar level which is quite low and his BMI. Anyway, he only has to lose few kg. Not even up to 10.
Hopefully there will be more health screen in the future. I don't mind the queue as long as it's free... ;-)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

modern fairy tale story

How a Secretary Made and Gave Away $7 Million
by Robert Frank
Monday, March 8, 2010

She lived in a tiny one-bedroom cottage in Lake Forest, Ill.
She bought her clothes at rummage sales, didn't own a car and worked most of her life as a secretary for a pharmaceutical company.
Yet after her death at age 100, Grace Groner left Lake Forest College a gift of $7 million to be used for scholarships. The money came from three shares of stock she bought -- and held on to -- in 1935.
"She did not have the (material) needs that other people have," William Marlatt, her attorney and longtime friend told the Chicago Tribune. "She could have lived in any house in Lake Forest but she chose not to....She enjoyed other people, and every friend she had was a friend for who she was. They weren't friends for what she had."
Ms. Groner's story might seem like a classic Millionaire Next Door fairy tale -- the thrifty, conservative, hard-working saver who hoards pennies over a lifetime to accumulate vast wealth. And that is certainly part of the story. Aside from occasional trips, Ms. Groner was rigorously frugal due to her Depression-era upbringing. (Not having a husband or children may have also helped her savings rate.)

Yet the way Ms. Groner garnered her wealth was, in fact, more like one big, lucky gamble than a lifetime of scrimping and saving.
Ms. Groner worked for 43 years as a secretary for Abbott Laboratories. In 1935, she bought three specially issued shares of Abbott for $180. She never sold a share, even after repeated stock splits. She also kept reinvesting the dividends. By the time of her death, she owned more than 100,000 shares valued at about $7 million.
As David Roeder of the Chicago Sun-Times points out: "It is a grave error to put your nest egg behind a single company, and it is worse when the company is your employer. Groner had a winner, but others have done this with Enron, General Motors or Bear Stearns."
The all-in-one basket strategy was, of course, a grave error for employees of Enron and others. And financial advisers love to herald diversification, which didn't turn out so well for many investors during the financial crisis.
But Ms. Groner's story shows that savings alone probably doesn't get you to $7 million. It seems that loading up on a one single investment and getting tremendously lucky over a long period of time can get you there. But don't count on it.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Down with flu

I sense that I am not as healthy as before. I am easily affected by the weather. Since the heat is attacking terribly I am deeply affected by it. I am coughing for almost two weeks and now developing horrendous flu for days. Hope to recover soon. Kids are teasing me and jokingly said that I am sad because I didn't win my lottery... hehehe.. jokes accepted as it helps me cure.

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