Amira Parenting Sara

No Internet Day, How Kids Reacted

Every morning when the kids got up, they’d want to watch cartoons on the TV. Either from Youtube – Steve and Maggie, Ryan Toys Review or Princess Nela. Unfortunately the internet was down for today, because we forgot to make payment.

As alternative, I suggested to them to watch something from what we’ve downloaded.

“Kids, what do you want to watch?”

Sara – Ferdinand!

Amira – Coco!

Ferdinand! Coco! Ferdinand! Coco!.. They were bickering what to watch.

“How about we watch Frozen?”

“Ok abah”, the two girls replied.

TV is really not the best option to allow kids to watch unsupervised. But in my experience, it’s much better than giving them mobile device.


Amira on Learning English

Amira has started to converse in English now. Though very basic, but it’s a good step up for her.

She learned mostly from the Youtube Channel, Steve & Maggie, Wow English TV. Sara also learned English through Youtube. (Thank God for Smart TV)

Anyway, Amira pretty much knows all the color now. I’m teaching her more vocabs, especially cloths. This is a tshirt, pants, shorts.. etc.

So I asked her.

Abah: Amira, what am I wearing.

Amira heard the first time and squinted her eye. With full confidence, she replied.

Amira: My name is Amiyaaa.. *giggle*

She giggled because she thinks she got it right. So I asked again.

Abah: What color is my tshirt?

Confident again.

Amira: My name is Amiyaaaa *angry face*

I think she’s annoyed I’m asking the same question. Haih..


Serious Matters

The Curse of Every Entreprenuer

I recently watched a video by Chris Do, the Futur titled “The Curse of Every Entrepreneur”.

The curse is; You are the craft. No one can replace you.

That’s true.

I swear I could complete the task before I could explain it to my team members. They’re not slow, they just don’t see the world the way I see it. For me, it’s always about two things, Speed and Efficiency.

I had this mentality for so long, that I could take on the world by myself. I was wrong.

The thing is, if I had to hire someone to do my work for me, they have to at least do 50% of my work, or at least 50% capable of what I’m doing. Because if they don’t, we’re gonna burn money faster than we can print it.

Some times it’s just disappointing to see how slow they progressed. But at the same time, rewarding when they start auto pilot and require lesser and lesser of my time.

The most important bit is to systemize my thought process. This way I dont have to form opinion, strategize, or even think. I just allow the team to think. My role would’ve been a lot easier.