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Archive for June, 2007

Overwhelmed again

I’m sorry for being a sloppy daddy these past few days, son. Having been away from you for the past six months, I feel like a new father again: I’m trying to re-learn the things that you’re trying to say to me all over again, trying to re-learn your sleeping patterns, and trying to re-learn your eating habits. Parenthood is truly a very challenging job. I feel just as overwhelmed as I was a year ago.

I’ll tell you one thing though, the little things that you do every now and then that makes me laugh or warms my heart more than make up for everything else. I love listening to your laughter when I tickle your tummy with my mouth. I enjoy watching the fascination in your face when you discover something new. I loved your reaction earlier this morning when a tiny lizard jumped out of nowhere (you giggled every time I said ‘lizard!’ and the lizard jumped).

I have a feeling my second semester in Australia will not be any easier to go through than the first.

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I’m going to be honest with you. Six months ago, I never imagined myself becoming so interested in cooking. Not that I’m any good at it now, but I’m having fun learning and practicing. Here’s one recipe I’ve enjoyed preparing. I learned this from one of my cookbooks (I’ll get back to you on the title). I’m sharing this with you now because, well, I’m just eager to share with you what I’ve recently learned and I’m also hoping that you will discover the joy of cooking at an earlier age. Anyway, the book calls the recipe “265-Calorie meal” and it serves about 4 or 5 individuals. It’s not that complicated, really. But it’s fun to prepare. Note that I’ve made a few changes here and there to suit my taste. This takes me about 1~1.5 hours to make. (more…)

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Taken  from Signal vs. Noise

…rather than just taking on jobs you can put your heart into, you should find a way to put your heart into everything you do.

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The three I’s that I previously mentioned are great. But also remember to support them with the following:

  • Love – To constantly be there for those around you.
  • Happiness – The habit of being sincerely appreciative of the many blessings in life.
  • Health – Soundness of body and mind.

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