The tale of wicked Jack

Last night, I revisited the story of Jack and the beanstalk as a bedtime story for my boys. I just realised that this fairy tale is a gruesome glorification of theft and murder. If you can't remember, let me give you a synopsis. This Jack and his mother has one way to earn a living, it is by selling milk from the only cow that they owned. One fine day, the cow can't give milk anymore and they were forced to sell it. So Jack was tasked to go to the market and sell it. Before he got there, a crafty old dude con Jack with a few magic beans in exchange for the cow. The moron took it home to his mother and got some telling off. She threw the beans outside and it grew to a gigantic beanstalk that reached to the sky. So, Jack took a climb and reached a castle in the sky. There lived a giant who owned a goose that lay the golden egg and a magic harp. Once Jack saw the golden egg, he stole the eggs for him and his mother. Jack got greedy and tried to steal the goose and the harp. The harp made noise and the giant woke up and chased after Jack. He climbed down the beanstalk and called his mother for help. The mother chopped the beanstalk and killed the giant. And Jack and his mother lived happily ever after. 

Jack is a pesky little thief who is, obviously, not the sharpest tool in the shed. The poor peaceful giant is living happily in the sky with his goose and a harp to keep him happy until Jack came and took his possession from him. When he was found out, Jack did not own up and do the honourable thing but instead he tried to run away. The giant came after him, of course. He and his mother murdered the giant and ran away with his harp and goose. And this is the eerie part, he and his mother lived happily ever after. NO, not with a beautiful princess but his mother. It sounds really weird and dark, don't you think? The title of this story should be, "The gruesome murder of John, the gentle giant."

Seriously, this should not be children story. It has absolutely no good values in it. What do you think?

Monsters University

So we took the kids to watch Monsters University. You can count on Pixar to tell a story for sure. 

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Make me a servant



Make me a servant
Humble and meek
Lord let me lift up those who are weak
And may the prayers of my heart always be
Make me a servant
Make me a servant
Make me a servant today


One of my favourite prayer. Gigi Vila sings it the best - thanks to Chris' old tape. Every time I say or listen to this prayer, reminds me of the formative years in Singapore. Love to listen it best in the morning while getting ready for work.

Anyone can get a copy of Gigi's version or even that album?



Shrouded In Colours

Came back at 7pm to take Luke and Faye Irudayam for dinner only to find that the light rain and sun combination fabulously created this magnificent rainbow over our home. Very rarely have I seen one from end to end. God is indeed Great!

Arul your kids are all ok and my kids are just as excited to welcome them. They all got excited for about 30 seconds over the rainbow. When it sank in that they could do much with the rainbow....semua masuk rumah....we then left for dinner...!