Keeping A Good Name...

~ Posted on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 8:16 AM ~

If there is one particular thing I could remember well of the many many things I learned from my late father, it is that our name is very, very, very, important.

A good name is more desirable than great riches;
to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
~ Proverbs 22:1 (NIV)

"Never take it for granted and always take your signature seriously." This is what I remembered my late father telling me long, long ago...

My late father once taught me the 2 different type of signatures he had when he signed for documents, one easy and simple to sign for petty unimportant documents and the other serious-I-mean-business type of signatures which he only used for banking documents and important paperworks.

Because of my dad, I always keep in mind that I will not simply allow my name to be used by others without proper justifications and especially for their personal gains.

Because of my dad, I am extremely wary when people close to me asked for my help to be guarantor and so on.

The prudent see danger and take refuge,
    but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.
~ Proverbs 22:3 (NIV)

No matter how lucrative the returns or how honest or great promises given in exchange for my name to be used, I will politely excused myself out of the requests.

I am writing this as I dearly prayed that my loved ones will get the meaning of this. How important it is to hold onto our precious name and not let it be abused.

B-E-S-T Birthday gift E-V-E-R!

~ Posted on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 10:56 AM ~

iPad App Review - Just Me and My Little Brother

~ Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 8:59 AM ~

I mentioned before that we are big fans of "Little Critter" apps and the latest app we reviewed is the "What a Bad Dream". Just in case you missed out on my 3rd pregnancy announcement, I was very interested when I saw the words "Little Critter" and "Little Brother" in the latest Oceanhouse Media's press release in my email inbox, I immediately requested for a review copy. Well, at 2.5 months preggy now, we still can't tell the gender of our baby now, but I would like to see how my kiddos react to this app. Anyway, my review as below...

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* Title: Just Me and My Little Brother
* Price: $0.99
* Category: Books
* Released: March 11, 2013
* Version: 2.1
* Size: 30.0 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

Description from the product page:

"Little Critter is looking forward to all the fun things he can do with his little brother. They'll go trick-or-treating on Halloween, ride bikes, build a snowman, watch spooky shows on TV, and more. Little Critter is eager to share these exciting experiences with his brother, but he'll have to wait since his baby brother must first learn how to walk!"

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* It is engaging and interactive and I love that we can also touch the objects in each page on the screen and the words pop out to tell you what it is!

* I like the storyline where it tells how Little Critter looks forward to doing lots of fun and cool activities with his little brother. As mentioned earlier, I'm currently expecting my 3rd child and although we have no idea of the baby's gender yet, I would like to instill this idea especially to my 4 years old Benjamin that having a baby brother and baby sister again is going to be fun, fun, fun all over again!

* I particularly enjoyed the page below where it shows Little Critter and his little brother sharing a bunk bed together as my hubby and I are considering getting a bunk bed to put in our room, to slowly transition Benjamin out of our bed as we are all still co-sleeping at the moment. So having a bunk bed, maybe Benjamin could sleep on top while I continue to sleep at the lower bed with Alyson and the baby then and at the same time, hubby's King size mattress right next to our bunk bed.

* One thing I don't feel comfortable with is the page below where it shows Little Critter hugging his little brother while watching spooky shows, I'm okay with the idea of spooky shows (monsters are spooky to Benjamin) but the thing that makes me uneasy is the 2 cans on the floor and the messy snacks left on the floor. Not exactly something I would want my kiddos to learn and think it is alright to be messy so as we go through this page, I reminded Benjamin that we should be clean and tidy and make sure we clean up after eating or snacking.

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You can purchase the "Just Me and My Little Brother" app from the iTunes App Store.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the promo code to redeem the application for free from iTunes Store in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine. And if you'd like to read my previous iPad Apps reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My iPad App Reviews"

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