25 December 2006

Christmas Morning 2006

Christmas for kids is all about the prezzies and my thanks for all the kind friends for their generous gifts to Faith and Gabe.

My gift for Faith this year is a little different. It's not a candy or chocolate, nor is it toy or a dress.

This is her very first rotan.

I believe in the hokkien saying, "Bor Kan Bor Tua Han".

I really hope I don't have to use this often, none if at all. However, I am not a subscriber to those new age bullshit ideas of raising a child. A child without discipline will not grow up proper as far as I am concerned. Call me old skool if you would but that is the way I intend to bring up my kids.

May she grow up to be a useful, kind and considerate person who would love and respect thy neighbour as much as they would love and respect her.

p.s. Gabe will get his rotan in 2 years time when he is old enough to understand why the rotan is needed. Still, being the better tempered (and not to mention better behaved) of the two, I doubt if I would need to use the rotan on him very much.
- Voxeros

1. lancerlord left...
Monday, 25 December 2006 12:57 pm
You no wrap it up with wrapper and ribbon? :)

2. heather left...
Monday, 25 December 2006 5:20 pm
*lol* so fierce.., what did she do to the neighbour? and What does the hokkien words mean?

3. sunflower left...
Monday, 25 December 2006 10:31 pm
Aiyo simi taichi, why tio cane early morning???

4. DK left...
Tuesday, 26 December 2006 12:15 am ::
Rotan for Christmas? Wow...

5. wennie left...
Tuesday, 26 December 2006 2:30 am
rotan.. aww.. remove the plastic hook if possible... when i was young, my mom used it on me as well, then somehow the plastic hook got loose and when she swing the rotan to threaten me, the plastic hook flew off and hit somewhere just below my eye. i ended up at the doctor's >.< it's dangerous i tell you ! =\

6. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 26 December 2006 8:50 am ::
Lancerlord: Welcome back dude. 5 rotans bundled up with rubber band counted or not?

Heather: Happy Birthday girl. Hokkien translates to "No Hantam, No Grow Up".

Sunflower: Bor lah. Haven't used it yet. Just bought it niah.

DK: This is call tough love. Bor bian one but some things just needed to be done for their own good.

Wennie: I dun think the plastic handle will fly as long as you are holding that at that end. But still, thanks for the heads up. Will keep that in mind.

7. akk left...
Tuesday, 26 December 2006 9:37 am
wah lau...u really give her as prezzie or u just buy and hide it behind the door? I remember my first teng tiao....I took it and whipped the cushion sofa, hear the swishing sound very shuang...Mother exploded and made me kneel in front of tih kong for stealing the rattan to play...

8. spinnee left...
Wednesday, 27 December 2006 9:09 am ::
dun aim for visible areas hor... scarly got scar later bo sui liao!

9. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 27 December 2006 11:29 pm ::
Akk: Very shuang? Wah.. you very kinky leh...

Spinnee: All the more reason to whack where it is visible. But dun overdo it in the sense that cane marks will disappear after a while.

Whack already then got mark to go to school only to be embarrassed by fellow school mates. That way, before they do stupid things again, they will think twice first.

10. Zhe Bin left...
Monday, 1 January 2007 11:50 am
Wah, what was her reaction?

11. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 2 January 2007 10:24 am :: 
Zhebin: I think she got the message that I no longer going to tolerate her tantrums. She was very scared and quiet when I pointed that thing right in her face.

Good news is that it's been quite a few days since I am back in SpitLand and never once was the cane ever needed as somehow, Faith is more cooperative liao.

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