Month: July 2010

  • Oh, so that’s what a tantrum sounds like

    Kai is growing really quickly. Every day he comes up with something new. Like yesterday morning, he tried taking off his pyjamas on his own – and I know I can’t be bothered to word the event in a more exciting fashion, because if you’re not a parent, you won’t get why I’m so amazed…

  • Self-radicalisation and the terrorism expert

    To accompany last month’s word of the month, “culvert”, comes a term from the Home Team, and it is “self-radicalisation”. I’ve been swamped with work lately, and have only caught snippets of what this ‘self-radicalisation’ means in today’s internet and new media age. Apparently, something to do with surfing bad stuff on the net that…

  • What becomes of the broken hearted (world cup fans)?

    They mope for a coupla days and still watch the 3rd and 4th placing match even though they’ve spent the morning lamenting about how meaningless these matches are and how they should scrap them and go straight for the grand final. Or they pass their passion on to the next generation of football tragics:

  • All’s well in the world because our son can say “chicken”

    He said it loudly and clearly – possibly the clearest he’s every pronounced any (English) word. The rest are approximations which we accept because he’s a baby and we’re his parents. “Chicken”, he said. And then Mama took out her iPhone and tried to make him repeat the word. As you’d expect, it wasn’t going…

  • Channelnewsbetter always looks on the bright side

    WSJ article here; CNA article here