Is there life after 50?

14 06 2010

juskawaime‘s birthday is near, going to be 1yr older! Oh No!! But aging may not neccesarily bad.  Age is just a number. Don’t focus on regrets,  do count your blessings, do gain confidence and lets us all age gracefully.


“The message we want to bring to people out there is that life is far from over when you get to your 50s. This is the time to do what you’ve always wanted to do; read more motivational books, join a gym, climb a mountain and travel to places you’ve always dreamed of. Stop worrying about being old and sickly. Every day is a blessing and losing out on making that day a happy one can take years off your life.”

Is there life after 50?

Sun, Jun 13, 2010

New Straits Times

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Male or Female Boss?

10 06 2010

Which do you prefer?? To have a male boss or female boss? Or to be a male boss or female boss?? =D

Why Everyone Prefers Male Bosses

By Elena Torrijos – June 7th, 2010

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Re-posted courtesy of Forbes.

by Willow Duttge

27 May 2010, 8:00 PM ET

“You know, you’re not a man,” Akio Morita, Sony’s cofounder and former chairman of the board said to one of the firm’s senior female executives over dinner one night.

“Nope, that’s absolutely true,” the woman, a single mother divorced with three children, replied.

“But you’re not a woman.”

“Uh, OK. What am I?”

“You’re in a third category.”

Right, she’s a woman boss.

It was some two decades ago that Barbara Annis, now of Barbara Annis & Associates, a firm that advises blue-chip companies on gender diversity and inclusiveness, had that conversation with the late “god of Sony.” But not a lot has changed in terms of how we view female leaders.

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Good morning, Lord Jesus

10 06 2010

juskawaime is always thankful to the Lord for everything He has done for me and my family.. Thank you Lord for giving life to me.

Love to sing this song. Hope you too. =)

Good morning, Lord Jesus,
Thank You for today.
Thank You for my spirit,
Thank You I can pray.
Good morning, Lord Jesus,
To You I love to sing.
Thank You, Lord, for everything.

Click here for the music

O Lord, I love You, I really love You

30 05 2010

juskawaime is not a good christian.. but will hum this hymn occassionally =)

O Lord, I love You,
I really love You,
Without You life’s really nothing.
You are so attracting,
And You are so charming;
Your riches are unsearchable.
Your name’s so dear and sweet,
Calling makes one satisfied,
Now You are mine and I am Thine, Lord;
Joined and mingled with You,
God-man incorporation,
Foretaste of the New Jerusalem.

Listen to music here

JLPT Results for Yr 2009

27 05 2010

Japanese Language Proficiency Test

Organized by Japan Foundation & Japan Education Exchanges & Services (JEES) conducted by the Japanese Cultural Society of Singapore.

The objective of the test is to let Japanese language students know their level of proficiency as well as to enhance their enthusiasm for the learning of the language for mutual understanding among nations.

The test is made up of three sections

  • Writing/Vocabulary
  • Hearing
  • Reading/ Grammar

Results of the test conducted in December 2009.

Level No. of Examinees Passed (%) Failed (%)
1 508 126 24.8% 382 75.2%
2 993 422 42.5% 571 57.5%
3 1874 1329 70.9% 545 29.1%
4 1805 1475 81.7% 330 18.3%
Total 5180 3352 64.7% 1828 35.3%

Test Date:
1st Sunday of December

Registration Period:
early August to early September
(from Mon to Fri, 2.30pm – 8.00pm, closed on Sat, Sun & public holidays)

Online Registration:
from early August (for two weeks only)

Enquiries & Registration:
The Japanese Cultural Society, Singapore
Midland House, 112 Middle Road #05-00, Singapore 188970.
Tel: 63383428.

Application Procedure:

  1. 2 recent passport-size photos are required for registration.
  2. The application form is chargeable at $2.00 per set.
  3. Test Fee: Level 1: $55 / Level 2: $55 / Level 3: $45 / Level 4: $45.
  4. Submit your application personally at the Japanese Cultural Society.

For information about the JLPT, please visit Japan Foundation website.

Extracted from JCS

I am so happy..

26 05 2010

juskawaime loves some of the hymns sang.. Shall share one that been in my mind while going through the fotos of my dad’s 60th birthday celebration.. esp the happy faces of my nephew Kayden and my daddy =) I am so happy when I saw my loved ones are happy..


Splendid church life!

His green garden He has brought us, praise the Lord

To experience the Christ who’s growing here!

He is full of rich enjoyment to His saints in one accord;

He is new and fresh, available and dear.


I’m so happy in this lovely place

In the garden growing in His grace!

There is no finer pleasure than to eat the living tree

And to get the living water into me. (Hymn #1237)


More happy shots =)

Daddy turns 60th!

16 05 2010

Daddy is officially Senior Citizen in today!!

He got a Senior Citizen card 2 weeks before (government v efficient), and he will get elderly discount for public transport (he drives, so not much use) and some others.. Nothing to celebrate.. But what is worth celebrating is my daddy turns 60th!!



Thank you daddy for everything you have done and contributed to the family. Because of you, I am able to communicate fluently in English and Mandarin. Because of you, I was able to travel around while I was schooling. Because of you, there are countries open for me. Because of you, I was able to afford good education and good school and good country. Because of you, I am where I am today. I am proud to be your daughter.

really. Thank you Daddy! =)

Wish you be healthy, so be obedient as to heed doctor’s and our advice to exercise more, eat less/no sugar stuffs, and less coffee and fried stuffs too! If possible, I will accompany you to do strolling, gardening, cycling, tennis, jogging, swimming.. lets get healthy together… And hope your new hobby-gardening- will bear many many flowers and fruits.. =)

I strive to be work hard and harder to earn more money, so that I can help in household expense and easen your burden. And the day when I am able and your are unable, I will take care of you and mummy. Even if I am not able, we will just eat and live with whatever we have. I am sure we can all survive =)

Love you daddy!! =D


We went to a Japanese Restaurant, Wagaya, at Sydney Chinatown to celebrate my dad’s 60th birthday. Yummy foodie! I love family shots =)