Monday, July 30, 2012

Family annual event - Christmas July

This year, Christmas July at Pin Oak Creek RV Park 營地
Fishing lake 釣魚小湖 

他們之中有三個這種 pop-up camper,用車拖來營地,接上电及水, camper的中間左右青/灰色布就是(pop-up)撐起來的,左右側是床。


Steve 的表姐的外孫兒 cousin's grandson

這兒有小高爾夫球場 Minigolf

游泳池 Swimming pool

Playground 兒童玩樂場

 Volleyball 排球場


 Playing cards 玩牌

Christmas 的重點,一位家人扮聖誕老人給小孩禮物,小孩真是相信有聖誕老人的存在!

Santa Claus wearing his thick cloth and work in a hot day

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Inheritance? 遺傳?

I posted a question to my friends (who are studying psychology/counseling):

Are disorders, such as violent behavior, depression, compulsive behavior disorder or harmful behavior to self or other will be inherited by future generations? Which branch of psychology talks about genetic inheritance?


有爆力或憂鬱症或強迫症(OCD)或虐待.. 者會基因遺傳給下一代嗎?請問在心理學的理論中,有那一派談到這些嗎?

I wanted to share this response (I got his permission):

The Biopsychosocial Model has clearly explained this. "Genetic inheritance" is only one of the domains that contributed to mental disorders. Mental disorders are hardly ever limited to just one domain of human experience.

Although many research had suggested many mental disorders clients had family history, this does not implies that genetic inheritance is the main contributing factors to all kind of mental disorders. When someone has mentally ill in a family, a child in the family would experience more stress than most of his/her peers (Psychological Domain) and probably has an atypical growing up environment (Social Domain). When these psycho-social factors, combined with the biological predisposing factors, they increase the likelihood of an individual to be a mental health service user.

In other words, if the offspring of mental health service users could understand their parents' condition, knowing how the illness had affected them, unconditionally accept their family environment, learning to cope and response to life challenges effectively, as well as having healthy interpersonal and social supports, they would able to greatly decrease their likelihood of 'inheriting' mental disorders from their parents.


Biopsychosocial Theory 清楚的説明了這一點。所謂的基因遺傳,只是三大精神病導因的其中之一。單單具備生物基因遺傳的條件,一般是不足以引發精神病的。

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Coconut egg tarts

First time making these coconut egg tarts. Tasty success!

I will bring these tarts to my friend's house to share.

I like coconut tart and egg tart, so I made coconut egg tarts... tasty success!
My husband is always picky food, didn't want to have a bite, 不給我臉!(in Chinese, if translate directly: 'didn't give me face'. who want to help me to tell what it means?)
I will share these tarts with friends, maybe they will appreciate.
我喜歡椰撻及蛋撻,就做了椰蛋撻... 很好吃!