Some time today, this blog will be hit half a million times!!
It has taken 3 years and 3 months to reach this stage which is an awful long time. Some websites takes only a month to get the same number of hits!
I am rethinking the focus of this blog.
The blogging pace would be less frenetic from now onwards. Perhaps it might become more introspective or abstract in content. I am also thinking of ‘visiting my past’ now that all the stuff in boxes have been unpacked at home and I can get hold of some old photos.
In the end, it’s just something I would like to leave my kids with. Something they can click on and read up on what’s up with their daddy’s life once upon a time, when they are all grown up.
I am even tempted to change the title of the blog to ‘Stories for my kids’ but I think, for now, I will keep this title. Trying to stay in step with my Father’s footsteps is terribly hard and I’ve lagged behind and I want to try some more.
Here’s somethings for my kids to mull over when they have all grown up:
Home truths from Bill Gates:
1. Life is not fair – get used to it.
2. The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something before you feel good about yourself.
3. You will not make USD 60,000 (RM 219,000) a year right our of high school. You won’t be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.
4. If you think your teachers is tough, wait till you get a boss.
5. Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger-flipping: they called it opportunity.
6. If you mess up, it’s not your parent’s fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
7. Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes, and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rainforest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
8. Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not. In some schools, theyhave abolished failing grades, and they’ll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. Ths doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to anything in real life.
9. Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off, and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that on your own time.
10. Television is not real life. In real life, people actually have to leave the coffeeshop and go to jobs.
11. Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.