~ Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 10:11 AM ~

The first time I look twice at semi trucks is after I watched Sylvester Stallone's "Over the Top" movie.

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In this 1987 drama and action film, Lincoln Hawk (Sylvester Stallone), a truck driver who is also a famed arm wrestler walked out on his wife and son years ago, and is asked by his wife now in the hospital to take his son Michael home to see her before her surgery. Initially, both father and son are like oil and water. Lincoln makes an honest attempt to bond with his son who eventually softens, until he gets home to learn that his mom died from complications and custody is being fought over by his rich grandfather, who hates Lincoln's guts. Lincoln decides to put all his money on the line in a Vegas arm wrestling showdown to start his life over again. At some point Michael realizes that Lincoln truly does love him and supported his father.

I feel sad watching the part where Lincoln had to sell off his truck at the place where commercial trucks are for sale in order to raise enough money to go to Vegas and bet on himself for the arm wrestling showdown. Such a sacrifice to give up his beloved truck which he used to earn his living so that he could have a chance to win and gain back his precious son.

It is such as inspiring and meaningful movie where a father struggles to make ends meet and to be able to start his life anew with his estranged son. The songs in this movie is also very uplifting, particularly the "Meet Me Halfway". The lyrics are just so meaningful and the song just hits your emotions!

Now every time I see a truck or hear this song, I'll be reminded of this movie.

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Don't Count The Number of Friends You Have...

~ Posted on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 8:04 AM ~

Came across this inspiring quote about friends...

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Now, if you can see my personal Facebook page, you will see that I have 400+ friends. I'm not saying those are not friends, just that they are ex-colleagues, relatives, high school friends, primary school friends, college friends, SAHM friends, bloggy friends and so on.

Anyway, if I really have to count the number of friends I can count on (excluding God and my husband) in times of trouble, sadness and need to grumble, I'd have to say TWO.

One is my bestie since high school. We could talk about our high school life, working life, family life and just plain grumble about anything.

One is a SAHM bloggy friend (we finally met up during the recent Chinese New Year after months chatting on MSN hahahah) We could talk about SAHM life, family life and life with kids and again, just plain grumble about anything!

With these 2 bestie of mine, we can just drop the conversation suddenly and continue with our busy life and then resume our chat few days later or the next time we got around to chatting.

These 2 bestie of mine understand and never critisize what I do or the decision I make or the feelings I'm having. Heck, they supported and even helped release my tensions as well.

So, this post is to be dedicated to my two bestie. Thanks for being there and for the times you listen to my grumbles and complains and accomplishments. When I need to vent out, when I need to brag and so on.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

May God continue to bless you both in everything you do.

Life With 2 Kids - Siblings Bond...

~ Posted on Friday, February 24, 2012 at 8:07 AM ~

It's almost 6 months of me being a mummy of 2 little kiddos. Ben still has his moments of bullying his little sister whenever he thinks she's hogging mummy and daddy or when he sees her inching to his 'territory' or his toys.

That aside, I do love the moments when they are together during playtime, especially when Alyson just lies there on her tummy looking up / at her big brother trying to figure out what is he trying to do. She sometimes thought her brother is playing with her! I know this because you can hear her chuckling away when Ben moves here and there.

I'm a full-time mummy

I'm a full-time mummy

I also love the moments when Ben is in one of his happy big brother mood and he lets her touch his toys (for few seconds) and he will stay near her for a while.

I'm a full-time mummy

Well, that's all the updates for now. Life with 2 kids is hectic but worth it (err, please don't ask me when is next one coming!) and I hope Ben will be more accepting of his baby sister soon!