Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Keep Calm and Zumba!

Zumba is a great "Z" word and it is also a great form of exercise. My wife is loving her zumba classes twice a week and I'm so glad she's having such a great time there, mixing exercise with dancing.

What better exercise is there, particularly for ladies? Do you zumba?

And that concludes the A-Z April blogging challenge for 2013. Thanks for following along, hope you enjoyed it!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Keep Calm and (Your text here)

I want to get you involved today. It's time to Keep Calm and insert YOUR text.

What text would you insert on this Keep Calm poster? Let's hear your flash ideas!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Keep Calm and X-Factor

American Idol has never been the same without Simon Cowell. That is to X-Factor's advantage. I love these singing competitions for two reasons - to laugh at those who are just awful in the auditions, and to laugh out loud at Simon Cowell's stunningly honest assessments of those who are awful.

You gotta have some fun somewhere, no?!

Keep yourselves Calm and X-FACTOR

Do you follow these singing shows? Which do you prefer - American Idol or X-Factor? Do you love Simon Cowell or hate him?!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Keep Calm and Win the war

I'm an Englishman and proud of my country's history, particularly that surrounding World War I and World War II. The defence of our island by air over the English Channel was an integral part of our victory in WWII. My grandfather was working on one of our ships engaged in combat in the English Channel at that time. The ship was hit but he managed to survive and tell the tale. I take a lot of strength and character from that.

Keep Calm and WIN the war!

Do you have any relatives involved in the war who had great stories to tell?

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Keep Calm and Visit my blog

I'm a blogger. We love visits, particularly when it's accompanied by a comment. We work hard producing the material, whether written or pictorial and it feels great when readers let us know how much they enjoyed it. I'm also mindful that I have a number of 'silent followers' who read my blog often without writing any comments. I'm very thankful for them too.

Thank you to everyone who is Keeping Calm and VISITING my blog right now!

What is the most satisfying thing about blogging for you?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Keep Calm and Use the bathroom

Quite an appropriate background colour for this poster, don't you think?!

Using the bathroom is a basic human need. Nowadays we have fancy toilet bowls with an array of different coloured seats, a handy flush handle, and the option of water (hose) or toilet paper to clean ourselves up. Our waste is conveniently flushed down a hole never to be seen again.

But it wasn't always as easy as that, and in some places, still isn't.

Whichever way you do it, Keep Calm and USE the bathroom.

Ignore this question if it's a little too personal, but do you wash or wipe?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Keep Calm and Take a photo

I am a photographer. Taking photos makes me happy. Focusing on a subject and pressing the shutter button to capture that image is very satisfying for me. So I photograph as often as I can. And I share most of my photos right here on my blog. So go ahead and have a look around. Taking photos provides great memories, stimulates your creativity, and even can even earn you some money if you're good at it!

So Keep Calm and TAKE a photo!

Do you take photos? What do you take photos of? What camera do you own? Why do you take photos?

Monday, April 22, 2013

Keep Calm and Speak English

This one is dedicated to all my English students. Some of them struggle but keep on trying. You can do it!

Keep Calm and SPEAK English!!!

How many languages do you speak?

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Keep Calm and Run on

Came across this fantastic poster and had to share it somewhere in this A-Z. Last month I took up running in a bid to get myself fit and healthy and it's going great! My stamina is building with each run and I feel physically in much better condition. I listen to Eminem's 'Lose Yourself' whilst running and it makes me feel unbeatable. I know I'm not going to stop until I reach my target.

Keep Calm and RUN on!

What do you do to keep fit? What music motivates you?

Friday, April 19, 2013

Keep Calm and Quit Smoking

Pardon my language if you are a smoker, but I think it's the most ugly, dirty and disgusting thing ever. I detest the smell of the smoke, it aggravates my asthma and I don't appreciate getting a face-full of someone else's smoke!

Please, Keep Calm and QUIT smoking!

What things do you hate?

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Keep Calm and Put it on facebook

Sometimes it seems that every single life occurrence is shared by people on facebook. Whether that's a good thing or not is up for debate. For me, facebook keeps me in touch with my family on the other side of the world so even little everyday things with the children are shared. My mum loves daily updates about her Malaysian family :)

Keep Calm and PUT it on facebook!

Do you worry about personal security on social networking sites like facebook?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Keep Calm and Op, op op op . . .

PSY struck gold with his hit Oppa Gangnam Style, and it has inspired a plethora of different versions of the track. My young daughter is obsessed with it and watches it often on youtube. It is also the most-viewed video on the website with over 1,400,000,000 views!

So Keep Calm and OPPA Gangnam Style!

Are you a Gangnam Styler? Or have you got tired of this tune?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Keep Calm and Never give up

"I ran and ran and ran every day, and I acquired this sense of determination, this sense of spirit that I would never, never give up, no matter what else happened."

What are you working on now? What are your struggles? How do you keep going and never give up?

Monday, April 15, 2013

Keep Calm and Make it happen

There are 2 sorts of people in the world. The type who wait for, and even expect, something great and glorious to happen to them, and the sort who make something grand happen to them.

Keep Calm and MAKE it happen.

What sort are you?

Friday, April 12, 2013

Keep Calm in Kuantan

Ok, this is the only poster in the entire A-Z April blogging challenge that I created myself. Not as good as the others, but gets my point across.

Kuantan has some great beaches. We love going there. Sun, sea, sand, shells and rocks, with beautiful hot weather. And the best part is that the beach is just 15 minutes drive down the road! If you've never set foot on a Kuantan beach, I highly recommend it!

"K" is most definitely for Keep Calm at KUANTAN beaches.

Do you live near a beach? Do you wish you did? What's your favourite thing to do at the beach?

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Keep Calm and Just do it!

For me, there is never a better time to do something than NOW. Whether it's saying 'I love you' to someone special, going for a run, or running an errand that's been put on the backburner.

I hate excuses. Excuses are weak and stagnant - exactly the opposite of who I want to be and associate with.

So "J" is for Keep Calm and JUST do it.

What is it time you started to DO?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Keep Calm and Imagine

My English students often seem to be stuck for ideas. They're expecting either a right or a wrong answer, when in fact, there can be a vast array of right answers! It just requires a little imagination.

"I" is for Keep Calm and IMAGINE

What sort of things inspire your imagination? What things help to produce a creative imagination?

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Keep Calm and Have a . . .

I don't know about elsewhere in the world, but here in Malaysia it is awfully hot and humid. On such an afternoon, a power nap is to relax and re-energise. I'm not a fan of sleeping during daylight hours, but the odd occasion I have done has been great! It's very common amongst Malaysians.

Keep Calm and HAVE a power nap!

Do you power nap?

Monday, April 8, 2013

Keep Calm and Google it

It still amazes me to this day how some people come to me with simple questions. Simple given the fact that they could do a 5-seconds Google search and find probably a lot more satisfactory answers than I could possibly give!

But Google can also be a lot of fun. Try typing in these words and see what comes up on the auto-complete feature where Google suggests what you may be trying to find!

  1. can lemon
  2. 10 reasons to
  3. is it normal to
  4. how many people
  5. how does
  6. can things
  7. why google is
  8. why she never
  9. what's the most
  10. who is the most successful

So whatever you need, Keep Calm and GOOGLE it!

What do you mostly use Google for?

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Keep Calm and Follow me

You only live once. Follow our facebook page, it's just a click away:

Are you a facebook user? What is the main reason you use facebook?

Friday, April 5, 2013

Keep Calm and Eat healthy

I LOVE a good salad. Lettuce (green and purple), tomatoes, raisins, tuna chunks and thousand island dressing. It makes me feel so much fresher. We should all eat healthy. But at times it seems to be so difficult to do just that, particularly with all the heavy marketing done by fast food restaurants.

So 'E' is for Keep Calm and EAT healthy.

What are your favourite healthy foods?

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Keep Calm and Don't look...

Did you manage it?! Me neither!

Why is it that when we're growing up, there are more things we are told not to do than things we are told we should do?

Unfortunately, 'D' is for Keep Calm and DON'T look at the chicken!

What "don'ts" were drilled into you when you were young?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Keep Calm and Come on Federer!

If there was an award for the most vociferous Roger Federer supporter, I'd win it hands down. My wife will tell you that, and my neighbours will attest to it too.

So 'C' is for Keep Calm and COME on Federer!

Which sport are you passionate about?

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Keep Calm and Be Happy

Had an interesting facebook exchange with a friend about 'happiness' not too long ago. Life is about being happy, though that's not always possible all the time. There is no 'one-fix-for-all' formula for obtaining happiness. Just do what's right for you. I'm happy when taking photographs, for example. My wife finds happiness when I play with the children.

So 'B' is for Keep Calm and BE happy!

What makes you happy?


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