Sports Carnivals are fun affairs. Last year and this year, K took part in sports that were held indoor (good for me as a spectator). This year, his team did v well and he came home with a super nice medal! Next year, T will finally be able to participate in the event as an […]
Another nostalgic trip. Took a detour to go to their ex-school. We couldn’t go in, but it was nice enough to look at the school and adjacent chapel from the outside.
June Holidays are coming to an end! Boys spent the first week of their holiday in Melbourne, second week at home, third week at Science Camp, fourth week at home. Nothing too spectacular. T had no school homework, so we made him do Chinese tuition homework and Kumon sums on weekdays. K had a lot […]
Bangkok. Me and KL took a short trip to Bangkok this month because we always like to travel together on our birthday month. While we were there, we met with Lewis to celebrate his birthday! Spinner. Fidget spinners are all the rage now. Boys forked out $15.90 from their own savings (that’s a lot […]
K turned TEN on Friday! KL got him some science toys and I made him some vouchers to be used in the next 365 days. K went to school as usual on Friday. Except that they counted him as a ten-year-old instead of nine-year-old for his Napfa test that afternoon. Dinner was at a Jap restaurant […]
K learnt to cook instant noodles at an outdoor activity in school. He’s been wanting to cook again at home. So today, he cooked dinner for himself and his brother! They ate 出前一丁 sesame oil noodles with corn. I gave him verbal instructions in the kitchen because I did not want him to handle the […]
Life is good. No one is sick at home. Adults are gainfully employed. We can afford the time to spend the money that we earn. Children are coping well in school, and by that I really mean that T’s teachers have stopped calling me to complain. Hardest decision to make on a Saturday is where […]
KL is crazy about Japanese food now. When he’s off work, he’s always planning his day around the Japanese eateries he wants to try. We’ve been chugging along to eat udon and sushi with him for many weeks! T discovered Mos Burger not too long ago. He likes their cheeseburgers and would eat TWO at one […]
Made a pact with T last week. If he can get by the entire week without a single teacher calling me to complain about his behaviour, I’ll reward him with a trip to the museum. Yeah, he managed to behave really well (which just meant that he behaved like a normal 8-year-old) so we visited […]
T told many lies today. He was supposed to turn up at his Chinese tuition teacher’s house at 2.30pm. When he didn’t turn up and she called him, he said he didn’t know how to get there. Which is a lie, because he has been walking on his own to her house for months. She […]
We were reading a book about learning today, and decided to do a quiz on our individual learning styles. We have two visual learners and two tactile learners at home … K KL T J · Auditory: 5% · Visual: 60% · Tactile: 35% · Auditory: 25% · Visual: 45% · Tactile: 30% · Auditory: […]
K started Chinese tuition early this year. He can’t catch up in class and because we make it a point not to help the boys with their school work at all, his Chinese grades have been slipping. He’s now cruising at Band 2 after spending half a year with the tutor, so it’ll be good if […]
T is hasty in the way he completes his homework. He does his work independently just like his bro, but there’s a lot he still needs to do to improve his handwriting!
T had bouts of anxiety this week, but he’s getting better with each passing day. He just needs a longer time to get used to being a primary school student. Packing his bag: First day he was super stressed about doing it on his own, second day he did it in a shorter time with some help […]
Morning was good. T survived his first day in primary school! He ate macaroni at recess and is pretty confident about walking home from school, though he hasn’t tried walking on his own yet. He will probably get a chance soon … after K sorts out his CCA with the school. Afternoon was terrible, unfortunately. Both were […]
After three hectic days of buying, labelling, wrapping, packing … we are finally ready for school! Three big bags of books went into the recycling bin and another big bag will have to be given away. Yay for more space in our shelves now so I can get more age-appropriate books for the boys! Uniforms and shoes […]
T had a blast at his school’s Family Day. He did the adventure trail, redeemed lucky dip prizes and played with his classmates for over TWO hours at the water play area! He already asking me to plan another gathering for him to play with his friends again.
T has officially graduated from K2! Last week, he and his classmates were involved in the school’s year end concert. It’s an event they’ve been preparing for months. T’s class performed three items – a violin ensemble (Allegro and Rondosaurus), a dance choreographed by the English teacher (Under the Sea), and a dance choreographed by […]
K is in full holiday mode now. There’s no camps in November for him, so he does 2 hours of writing/counting/reading in the morning and spends the rest of the day working on what he likes. Other than continuing to make things that shoot, he’s now trying to build a car. Watching a lot of […]
T attended his P1 Orientation today. He was really looking forward to it. He walked from home to school on his own just now, with me trailing really really far behind. Phew, no problems for him on the route. He needs a bit more practice and then he’ll be able to bring himself to school and back […]
K has no school for four days this week. I signed him up for a science camp to learn how to make Lego robots. He brought my camera to camp and came back with all these photos! He even took two videos of his robot to show me and T!
T attended a classmate’s birthday party yesterday and enjoyed himself v much. It’s amazing how well planned the party was, and how the mum was able to squeeze so many things into a function room – candy floss machine, pop corn machine, face painting, tattoos, crafts table, food table, sweets table, baked treats table, balloons, games. […]
Boys received so many presents from their teachers at school today. They are lucky to have loving teachers who go out of their way to make Children’s Day really special. Human body book is from KL, who’s always buying them human body books … even though I keep telling him that we already have so […]
Spotted these in T’s school folder today. He writes longer sentences now that he’s back in Singapore simply because everyone else does the same here. T wrote about a recent date that me and him had at Vivocity. He also said he was feeling afraid because of his grandfather’s poor health. Sweet of him to […]
Told him that he’ll never be a 5 year old again once he passes his birthday. He argued that he may become an engineer next time and invent a time machine for going back in time. This year he chose not to have a celebration in school because he wants me to use the budget […]
Mr Bored ended school early and has been home since 11am. He’s been told NOT to talk to me because I’m busy with my own work. He’s only going out to play at 3pm so in the meantime, he’s finishing his homework, playing with his SG50 lego, painting, eating … and entertaining himself with a slew […]
This is where I’ve been spending most of my weekdays in the past year! The Maughan Library is 15 minutes away from the boys’ school and I spend 5 hours a day, 4 days a week here whenever they’re in school. The external facade of the building is quite cool, it dates back to the 19th Century! There’s […]
All the Year 3 – 6 students in K’s school were involved in a school production last week. They were supposed to interpret Benjamin Britten’s Ten Pieces, which is a short play about a community of people who have to face a storm from the sea. The entire production was very creative. Students apparently wrote […]
KL is really efficient. It’s only been a few days since he’s back and he got us a car already! It’s a 6 year old car and I’m calling it bumblebee for now because it looks so yellow in the picture he sent me! As for me and K, we’ve been keeping busy exercising, reading […]
KL and T are on their way back to Singapore now! Me and K are still in London though, because I need to spend a few more weeks at the library. Nothing too special for T’s last three days in London. He went to school as usual, and his classmates gave him a big card […]