Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Everything in Life has a Beginning.
On 29 May 2009 I started writing.
Thanks for your 5 1/2 years reading!

I wish our family conversations,
Have given you some stimulation,
Helping you to have a Clearer Vision.

Everything in Life has an Ending.
No matter how much one is enjoying.
It's time to start forward thinking.

I wish to take on New Challenges.
To Help more strangers,
To Help UK kids to have a Better Future.

Every Ending in Nature brings a New Beginning.
I just started a New Blog this morning,
Helping primary students to keep progressing.


Everyone Deserves a Happy Ending

Tuesday, December 23, 2014



                                                        Xmas time

                                                   Everything is fine

                                                Down the memory line

                                              Life always tough but kind

                                           Friends are always easy to find

                                              Never feel lonely at anytime

                                                Many coming from globe

                                                     Assisting me grow

                                                         Through time


May all your Dreams Come True
Everyone's in your Family Tree too,

(My Open 'Thank You' to all my Old Friends, New Friends, 'Enemies' turn Friends, those soon to meet and become Friends)

Best wishes
Dream Will always come True...
because Family/Friends Will always take us Through

Sunday, December 14, 2014


While on our way to school,
Younger Boy started a chat.

YB : Do you know one can tell...
How healthy one is from their P...?

I : Yeah...sort of...

YB : Actually, there're 4 factors.

I : Really, 'Doctor'?

YB : Yes.
1st is the Texture.
If the Texture is....

I : I know. I know...
What's the 2nd?

YB : The Colour.
If the Colour...

I : OK. OK...
The 3rd?

YB : The Smell.
If the Smell...

I : Fine. Fine..
And the last factor?

YB : Well, the Difficulty.
If it's Difficult....

I : I get it.  I get it...
I'll start eating more healthy.
You P...ing, I meant, Putting me off my lunch now.

The Truth has to Come Out

Monday, December 1, 2014


At a supermarket the other day.
Saw a 65+  knowingly parking her car,
At a spot reserved for motorbikes only.

At a swimming pool the other day.
Saw a 40+  standing in the middle of a pool,
Threw a ball with his kids, obstructing others.

At a sport centre the other day.
Saw a 30+  maliciously making a false report,
Demonise a parent to cover his own Dishonesty.

Many complain about the world we're in today,
Complaining how people LACK  Self-Discipline,
Respect for others,  Consideration for others etc.

Yet they themselves behave just like the above 3,
Making themselves Unrespectable,
Making themselves a 'Role Model' for their kids?

Problematic Children come from Problematic Parents
Twitter : @longyinfather

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Before leaving home for railway station,
I double checked with Younger Boy.

I : I'll leave to pick up mum.
Could you remind me what you'd do.

YB : OK.
First, turn on the main switch.
Then press the rice cooker's 'On'.

I : When would you do that?

YB : 10 minutes after you leave home.

I : Great.
And then?

YB : Then, turn on the oven.
And set the timer.

I : For how long?

YB : 20 minutes.

I : Excellent.
When would you do that?

YB : 5 minutes after I turn on rice cooker.

I : One last question.
How do you remember all that?

YB : Do you remember I did it once?
And I'll set alarms when you leave.

(He peeked behind curtain, saw me reversing then started timing)

Little Chef, Big Helper, Great Planner
Twitter : @longyinfather
E : tlai1388@hotmail.com

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


I keep reminding my boys,
Life is full of Tests.
And 11 + is just 1 out of many Tests.

Many parents are panic about 11+.
As a result, make their child panic.
To me,  11+ =  Picnic, no Panic.

11+ = Picnic because it's a Journey.
For parents + child to enjoy together,
Plan, Learn, Work + Progress together.

So, when I was approached by parents,
Wanting to pay me to 'coach' their child,
To help their child to pass the 11+.

I turned down their request,
Reminding them they could do it themselves,
They're the best person to help their child.

It's all  about helping their child to...
Develop the 3 C.
Confidence, Competence, Competitiveness.

I was very pleased to see,
The parents got the ideas.
And their children passed the 11+.

11+ = Chance to Identify Strength + Weakness
Twitter : @longyinfather
E : tlai1388@hotmail.com

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Younger Boy started a chat,
While we're playing table tennis.

YB : Do you know what...
We discussed at school today?

I : Something interesting?

YB : Yes, we talked about  IQ.

I : IQ?
So what do you know about it?

YB : I know IQ is to...
Make the most of your brain.

I : Oh, yes.

YB : And about what you should do.

I : True.

YB : Do you know what EQ is?

I : Emotional Quotient.

YB : That's right.
EQ is about what you should not do.

I : And?

YB : And...When to Stop.

Do or Not Do, Depends on YOU
Twitter : @longyinfather
E : tlai1388@hotmail.com