Crouching Tiger…

21 Jul 2011 – … vs Tiger Mother

Some time ago, Linn commented about Amy Chua’s book- How to be a Tiger Mother, and that she could relate to some of the pointers – ie not being allowed to attend a sleepover! Read the book during my first week here in OSL as Linn gave May a copy. Just a so-so read but she sold many million copies because of the publicity she received for her comment about how Chinese parents are better at raising kids than Western ones!  Here is an educational link-

http://www.stanford.edu/group/confucian/cgi-bin/blog/?p=165

It is interesting how she managed to bring out the difference of raising children from and in different cultural backgrounds. Disagree to say which is better. Having been raised from an Asian background but lived and integrated over 35yrs in EU & USA tend to make one see things differently. To stereo-typed is an easy way out but that is NOT what life and about. If you need to ask what life is about, then you are not living it to the fullest 🙂

U.S. news anchor Katie Couric tweets: “Wow wendy murdoch giving whole new meaning to the term tiger mother…insanity!.”

Was it just acting, mere attention seeker or sincere care and affection? After reading the comments from the site below make one think twice about people’s intention and motives. The best comment in FB from CHENG Chee Hoew- hands off of my meal ticket! Being out walking in the woods does strange things to the mind, so on second thoughts and playing the devil’s advocate, could they have paid this guy to stage the attack?? Unfortunately the same words from yesterday came to mind- corrupt, greed and power! Then the saying about money is the root of all evil proves true again in so many cases 😦

http://business.blogs.cnn.com/2011/07/20/murdoch-testimony-puts-focus-on-wife-wendi/