Dad was the first person to teach 5 of us how to swim while we were still young. There's a story he told us which I'd never forget, probably because you are named a champion in that story. And also the story motivated us to swim, since we once knew how to. Dad said, "Last time all of you could swim, and you all took part in a competition with many many other people that wanted to be daddy and mummy's child. But you all scored #1, that's why you are can call me daddy and your mum mummy..."
Wow, sounds so great. "But how come I don't remember such glorious event at all?" One of us asked. "Cos you people were too young. Anyway, the most important message in the story is, you all once knew how to swim, managed to swim, and won the competition. So you guys can do it NOW also!"
Very motivating. Hahah... "So I guess Yen was first to arrived, Mei got 2nd place, Hoon got 3rd place, Wen got 4th and Huey was last..." One of us trying to figure out the sequence...
"No, the competition were held at different time. Each and everyone of you was first in each competition. All of you were first, not only Yen." Dad explained. It was like another fairy tale, or story which kids like to listen. Only after some time when I was much older and wiser, then I reckone that hey, that was the 1st sex education Dad gave. A very true and motivating one.
For those who can't swim yet, YOU CAN DO IT. We were all once champion.
Happy Chinese New Year
8 years ago