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Apr 9, 2011

இ Random facts I ~ The Beginning 人之初

Image courtesy of KidsHealth
This would be the very first part of the 7 random facts of Bananaz..

When I was small and banana trees were tall I used to sleep while others used to blog. As babies we slept through more than averagely 16 hours per day. Many new moms and dads are questioning how long the newborn baby should sleep. Should the newborn needs more sleep or to feed more frequently? Can check some of the answers here. Many pediatricians recommend that a parent not let a newborn sleep too long without feeding.

Just look at the baby so cute, peaceful, pure and innocent. The old Chinese saying..人之初,性本善  rén zhī chū, xìng běn shàn *lit. man of beginning, character originally virtous*. The six words comprises of the two Three character classic 三字經  sānzìjīng dated way back to the 13th century consisting of Confucian tenets in lines of 3 characters. They say to learn to be good takes three years but with merely three days can make you turn bad. Since touching on the subject of Confucius 孔子 pinyin: Kǒngzǐ, just wonder during that time the students then do not suffer from any stiff neck at all. Why? Perhaps the video below could give you the clue.



I was supposedly be doing the same thing rotating my head in one of the Chinese medium school but with one stroke of the pen, transformed me into Bananaz after I got uprooted from the registrar which changed my destiny and my whole life completely. Could it be better or may be worst if I was not uprooted to English school remains a one million $ question? My Papa bought the idea from his buddy to transfer me to English medium school so that I could be of great assistance to his business where all correspondence were in English then and that seemed like a brilliant and perfect decision and the rest is history. Nevertheless have to learn and pick up Chinese the harder way keeping my ears wide open at the least no need to *steal listening* 偷聽 tōutīng  eavesdrop to my elder sister as she would read aloud where you can hear her half a mile 100 feet away shouting her lungs out 客人來看爸爸 kè rén lái kàn bàbà... ;  小小狗玩皮球 xiǎo xiǎo gǒu wán pí qiú... and many many more..

Late Mama & Papa, Sistar & Bananaz

“I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person.” ~ Rita Mero

EM Banana baby dancing

71 Bunchesஇ:

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE said...

Oh that's you when small? Wow nice memory in black & white

sexyjessie said...

Awww, ao nostalgic to post your old pics here. :)

suituapui said...

Wah! Your face has not changed one bit - still look the same!

suituapui said...

What movie is that? One of Shaw Brothers? Liang Shang Po Chu Ying Tai?

suituapui said...

Whatever road we choose in life, there will be ups and downs along the way, twists and turns...but we get by somehow. That's life.

lina said...

What don't kill you will make you stronger. XD

That is one cute Banana there in the photo. :)

Ai Shiang said...

Mum says 人之初,性本善 all the time LOL!

She went to Chinese medium school and wanted me to do the same. Well, it was I who insisted to go to Malay medium school (during my generation, Malaysia didn't have English medium schools anymore). Only full fee paying students do get full english medium education - they call it International School.

That's a cute photo. What a shame that I don't have my own kiddy photos.

Ai Shiang said...

Does your elder sister speak Mandarin and you don't?

I don't read Chinese well but I do speak to certain level. Speaking is definitely easier than writing and reading it.

Daisy said...

Great family picture, Bananaz! We can't go back and change the past, but it does make you wonder what would happen if we could.

Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog. :)

foongpc said...

LOL @ When I was small and banana trees were tall I used to sleep while others used to blog!! Haha!!

foongpc said...

I think I need 16 hours of sleep too! LOL!

foongpc said...

Wonder how many hours baby pandas need to sleep? Haha

foongpc said...

Eh you are so cute one ah when you were small? Haha!

foongpc said...

Ok now I wanna go back to that Bee Gees song. Love it! : )

[SK] said...

i thot Bananaz just had a newborn baby when started reading the post.. so the message you are trying to bring out is, errrmmm, perhaps not any message but just an introduction to kick start your 7 episodes of bananaz story??

[SK] said...

hmmm, me here have been mango all the while.. studying in SRJK (C) and then Chinese independent high school.. still i gotta the opportunity to learn all the 3 languages, which i have no regrets and actually quite thankful that's the way it was..

[SK] said...

that was the thinking of older generation to abandon chinese education because they think malay and english education is more important.. but uh-uh, not now anymore, the modern ones should put emphasis in all three languages, and chinese is getting more important.. i'm so grateful i have good command of both chinese and english.. :)

[SK] said...

anyway, no one should regret with what they are right now.. bananaz so hensem in that photo leh~~ :)

Annie Q said...

hey, you look handsome and cute in that picture!

wenn said...

it's great to acquire all the languages.

reanaclaire said...

From 16 hours, now i have only 6 hours of sleep each day.. wont go to sleep till 12midnight and waking up at 6 the next day, except for weekends!
Yes, life is not a bed of roses, the journey to our destination are full of bumps and humps, just look at me! hahaha... anyway, however tough, we can walk through it all!!

Pete said...

Agree, everthing happen for a reason. I met my good friend & curry mee buddy, Bananaz, when I change career!

bluedreamer27 said...

i really don't get enough sleep because of my insomnia and also because of my addiction to blogging LOL

bluedreamer27 said...

oh so cute of you here in these photos...
pictures indeed capture images and saved memories at the same time

Bananazஇ said...

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE இ looks like me, sounds like me but couldnt be me? haha

sexyjessie இ yeah for old time sake.

suituapui இ Sure or not no change? Got railway lines & grey hair & growing shorter coz starting to hunch already haha..Yeah that's the Shaw Bros movie you got it right. Just imagining our cikgu STP sitting on that chair seeing the students swaying and rotating..*poof* wakie wakie..Bananaz tends to dream and imagining things just like when attending classes in school or any boring seminars, oh what a dreamer!

Bananazஇ said...

suituapui இ Agree no regrets but to move on and do the very best that I can. No thoughts of what if this or that.

lina இ Very inspiring thoughts yeah Bananaz is strong. Huh.. cute ah tQ.

Ai Shiang இ 人之初,性本善 learned this from my cousin bro when I was very small. Wow you decide which school you wanna go? Bananaz at that time blur blur very green and follows whatever the old folks say. Your BM must be very geng. Yes my sister is from Chinese medium and sort of *tumpang* piggy ride on her homework all the time. Bananaz can speak Mandarin quite fluently with superficial vocab and understand simple ones only. Cute? Think all small children would look cute too..tQ.

Bananazஇ said...

Daisy இ Agree! You can't change the past but can only create the future. Have thought of going back rewinding the clock whoa that's one great feeling..haha tQ for dropping by.

foongpc இ 1st of May is 3 weeks to go panda can sleep whole day without work then haha..tQ

[SK]இ Yup a lot of my relatives and friends studied Chinese medium and changed over to English after Std 6 with one extra year at 'remove' class. Wonder why that word 'remove'? All of them just like you know 3 languages. If I know Chinese will very likely go to Taiwan for further studies. Well no regrets have to make banana split when given bananas but in the meantime will source other fruits to make fruit punch hehe. Bananaz blushing so many commented 'cute' tQ.

Bananazஇ said...

Annie Q இ tQ tQ tQ *paiseh*

Wenn இ yes good to know other languages, Bananaz loves learning languages and dialects and can speak most of the dialect little bit of Thai & Japanese brokenly haha.

Reanaclaire இ 6 hours of good sleep is OK how I wish can sleep only 6 if better still 3 hours haha. You are one tough iron lady.

Bananazஇ said...

Pete இ That's very true Bananaz may not have met you and you carry me to curry mee. haha

bluedreamer27 இ Oh huhhhhhhhhh blogging caused insomnia? May have to reconsider to blog or not to blog further before the addiction takes the worst of me and suffer from BA ~ Bloggerics Anonymous haha.

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE said...

Oh NO for a moment Bananaz seems making inference to Anwar's case...LOL & OMG -totally unrelated...This is supposedly 7 random fact abt yourself in this posting right?Haizz humans always making inference or totally makes connection btw totally unrelated things at times....Stay cool bananaz - I dun even know how u sound like!!

Bananazஇ said...

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE இ Sorry lah bro sort of becoming bananamatically automatic on the korek korek korek thingy..minta maaf ya..

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE said...

Haizzz - No minta maaf needed as i'm just pulling your leg just as we all do sometimes ;-) (try hard not to laugh)

lena said...

well, even if there're regrets, i believe that these will always come with a lesson to be learnt, making us tougher and stronger each time and have you heard people saying that they regret that they dont any regrets in life..hey, even you're bananaz, i think your chinese is really way beyond excellent!

Tekkaus said...

Yeah! Everything happens for a reason right? :)

Tekkaus said...

I believe your daddy is a wise man. He cares for you so much that he wanted you to have a good foundation so that you will be able to take over his business one day. :)

Tekkaus said...

War...you look so handsome o. :D

Jean said...

remainig 8 hrs sufficient for eating drinking and crying yea? hehe

Have a nice day! =)

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Regina said...

3 days can turn bad (lol) I have heard sleep until, I think teen age years (big cough) is necessary as growth takes place during sleep. Why oh why do I feel like I never get enough?? Video is pretty cool and your family is beautiful..
enjoyed the image!! I'm sure you could say my destiny took a turn as well..
Have a great week. (btw) thanks for your previous comments (I got pretty behind responding on my own blog)
Regards,
Regina~

HappySurfer said...

My! What a good-looking family, Bananaz! And that's one cute boy, alright! I can see you have more of your mom's genes. Are your parents still around?

That's one interesting random fact about Bananaz. Thanks for sharing.

Yvonne said...

Wow~ nostalgia.... Bananaz looks so handsome.

My parents sent me to national school instead of vernacular because they realised the importance of BM and English (in their era). Regardless their choice, I'm grateful and agree, everything happens for a reason.

Awaiting for random fact #2 :)

Bananazஇ said...

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE இ Phew pulling my leg lucky not my skin. You sounded so serious heart was pounding 1-5..1-10 haha

lena இ Thanks for your encouraging comment will jia-you. tQ

Tekkaus இ At the least Bananaz accept my Papa's decision without any hassle but to move on without complaints. tQ

Bananazஇ said...

Jean இ How nice babies have all that privileges.

Regina இ On an average 7 hours of sleep for adults should be enough, but not so much on hours but the quality of sleep is paramount. tQ

HappySurfer இ Oh mama left in 1984 and Papa in 2002 on a very special date 20th and time 2pm. A slight mix got my Papa's nose and the hair 'ting' at the center top of forehead from Mama..haha. tQ

Yvonne இ Thanks..Yeah when given a lemon have to make lemonade. tQ

Wai Kitt said...

I don't have any single photo of mine when i was in baby. So i really don't know how do i look like when i was BB. NOwadays baby are so luckly, their parents would take their photos since first born.

Hmmm...you looks so smart when you was young,but wonder how about now?

CH Voon said...

Agree with you.

every step we step out, the result is different.

We cannot change the pass, but we can work out for our future.

CH Voon said...

what is the good point u get after study in english school... u can write a good english in ur blog :)


for me, i am very poor in language.. hahaha but the education spirit in chinese school is good. How to be a strong man :P

CH Voon said...

anyway, all depend on the personality.

school is a starting point... i guess.

Bananazஇ said...

Wai Kitt இ When young already smart now lagi smart muahaha

CH Voon இ Right never looked back but to go forward. Bananaz English also not good slowly picking up coz now can google. Cant expect much living in a Chinese community where English was rarely spoken, more so never read English newspapers coz at home parents only subscribe Chinese and what I did was to look at the pixz in the newspapers. In fact more like a Chinaman than Angmoh sai person lolz.

Gratitude said...

Banana trees still ain't tall,
at least,
not until you post your current pic for all :P
+Ant+

Bananazஇ said...

+Ant+ இ Thought you see me then and now is the same according to STP haha..okay okay see if I can get a nice macho bananaz pix haha..btw tried to login your blog but each time there is a warning sign asking to 'go back' to safety coz of chedet having malicious shareware. Is it OK to go ahead would not gt my skin peeled? tQ

Lrong said...

Very interesting story... I am also very much a banana myself... and yes, suweeto haato refers to the one and only wifey...

Bananazஇ said...

Lrong இ Thanks! So you are banana too, yeah read about it in The Star you are from Sultan Abdul Hamid College. Wow nice term 'one and only wifey' kamsia.

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Mei Teng said...

Your family photos are priceless! :) I still have my childhood photos.

Bananazஇ said...

Mei Teng இ Yup only in black and white, cant wait to see your post of some of your childhood photos? Maybe can do a comparison the then and the now in photography!

JamieDedes said...

Bananaz, what a wonderful family post. I love the family photo. Handsome folks. And the video is very sweet.

Sheoh Yan said...

You are one unique Bananaz. So many Chinese characters in your blog than mine, a typical Chinese education person. Surprise me as you are listening to 神木與瞳 - 為你而活. Thanks for telling me that line dance can prevent alzheimer like playing mahjong. Line dancing is healthier than playing mahjong

willie a.k.a reptoz said...

Rita Mero said it right. I used to wonder too why baby sleep very long. But I wasn't worried because my son grow up to be a healthy boy now.

It's also good that your dad moved you to an English medium school. Now you are writing in English and not just an ordinary English but a GOOD English.

Have a nice day.

Netster said...

Bananaz this is so sweet! At least your Daddy very modern, Short hair! I'm surprised to see that!

You look like your father a lot and and and.. I'm guessing you're very tall too! (must have lot of gf! hahaha)

Something always happen for a reason. you're family bring you and your sis up really perfect. Admirable.

Thanks for sharing Bananaz :)

Bananazஇ said...

Kendra Bing இ tQ considered done.

JamieDedes இ thank you

Sheoh Yan இ Love Y2J they are great. Line dancing is much much healthier than mahjong.

Bananazஇ said...

willie a.k.a reptoz இ Really thank you always thought I didnt do well and good enough. No regrets come what may right. tQ

Netster இ Height normal, considered shortest in the family rest are quite tall. Girlfriends I have none but only one and only soul mate nicknamed Mango *skin outside yellow and inside yellow too ie Chinese educated*. tQ for your kind comment full of jong.

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE said...

Banz,

One pacifying statement from me - I mean if people don't mess with me or try bully me eg at workplace i'm not unreasonable type to lash out at those people :) - I got no feud with you what - just blogger kaki only mah

Autumn Belle said...

You ah? Very cute-lah!
I used to blame my papa for not sending me to Chinese school. But during those days, many parents think that mastering English is the passport to a better future.

Bananazஇ said...

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE இ Right on bro blog on..tQ

Autumn Belle இ Me lah! tQ. Sorry to disappoint you, expect to see a macho face like Aaron Kwok or Brad Pitt? haha. For me I accept my Papa's decision no blame or hate whatsoever. No one can know the future. In Canto 'choe chi moh hut yee'.

Life Ramblings said...

Phewitt!!! Bananaz in the house? such priceless photos and you were such a handsome dude back then.

Bananazஇ said...

Life Ramblings இ thank you ~;).

mNhL said...

U look so handsome ! haha

I was too being put in a malay school (kebangsaan) due to both my parents do not know chinese. They thought of enrolling me into Chinese school but was afraid they couldn't help me in the homework. I turned banana since then.

MKL said...

Nice to meet xiao Mr. Bananaz :)

Bananazஇ said...

mNhL இ tQ same thoughts of your parents to send my daughter to English-ed too.

MKL இ Xie xie love your Taipei, Taichung & Tainan postings. When are you taking us to Taiwan?

Shingo T said...

Bananaz look so cute as a boy.
Can I still pinch your cheeks? ^_^

Bananazஇ said...

Shingo T இ Ouchhhh..hahaha

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