Thursday, October 19, 2017

Genting again

I was on the verge of booking a trip in Camerons when hubby informed that he'd already booked Genting for the same dates.  Luckily I hadn't paid for MY booking hmmpf.

Anyway, it was Genting that the kids had kept asking for.

Are we there yet?

One thing I like about Genting is that everything is walking distance once you arrive.  We ate well, the kids played in the bathtub every day, and the cool air felt great since it was scorching hot down in KL! 

Dimsum for breakfast... this piggy bun with charsiew filling is nicer than Canton-i's piggy bun.

Say 'Oink', my piggy bun

JE looks rather grown up in her outfit.

Tub again!  The first room we stayed, the girls role-played, laughed and talked non-stop in the tub.  The second and bigger/better room, there was a TV in the bathroom so guess what they preferred to do...

Watching TV is the best!
(At least SE is playing)

SE had diarrhea the second last day and vomited the morning of last day.  She didn't eat much for breakfast (it was a buffet breakfast but what to do!) and made a sad face on the plate...

This is poor me

All too soon, it was time to go home.  Until the next time.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The girls

A quick snapshot of the girls.

JE at 7yo
- is settling down in a Chinese school fine.  There were initial hiccups when she cried upon not understanding what people were saying.  Luckily her class teacher is a good and patient one (thank god for people like this!).  JE is even participating in things like group storytelling.  She didn't win, but she said the teacher gave her an extra prize for participating since she doesn't speak Mandarin at home.
- is over the bump probably started due to her chicken pox.  She missed school for a week then, and shortly after went and lost a whole pile of books.  She couldn't seem to keep up with school and would cry daily when faced with homework.  Her books were eventually found in some cupboards and after quite a few weeks, now she's back on track.
- likes gymrama

SE at 5yo
- is also fine at kindy as in she happily attends.  She doesn't have the hang of reading yet.  She is stubborn and playful and thus difficult to teach.
- is now doing big business only once daily instead of her usual 4-5 times since birth.  I'm so glad this 'corrected' itself!
- doesn't like gymrama

The two aren't too far apart in age and I try to shortcut by sending them for activities together.  Sending SE for gymrama too early is one result.  JE wants to learn swimming, but I'm thinking might as well wait a bit for SE and then I'll send them together.  Hehe.




Sunday, October 8, 2017

No specs... for a while

You might have noticed SE wasn't wearing her specs in my previous posts.  Well the nose-piece broke and it took a while to get the replacement.  Oddly, SE seemed to function fine without the specs.  Odd since her power at 400/450 is very high.

It was about a month before the replacement part arrived.  She didn't immediately start wearing the specs either.  I was of course hoping that her eyesight had really improved.

But she was complaining of headaches.  Also I took her to the optical shop and they said the power is still the same.

Oh well.  At least could look at this cutie-pie face without specs for a while.

Hello, Mummy!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Stuff from Korea

Hubby was in Korea.  As usual he was looking for stuff for the kids.  This time I told him not to buy much as they have so many toys already.  Good thing for Whatsapp as he could send photos and check with me or the kids first before buying (hubby is pretty bad at differentiating what is cute and what is not hehe).

So the girls chose these:

Bunny hairclip and penguin (she named it Pingo) hairband

Bunny hair band (Carroty and Carroby) 
I forget the names of the other two bunnies

OK la... a few new things are always nice.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Farewell to mah-mah

I last mentioned MIL in 2016.  She just passed on at 95.  Well it is a ripe old age and she enjoyed her days till the end, so it was a good and long life.

We are here to say good-bye to Mah-mah

I follow whatever has been arranged by hubby's family.  After the funeral itself, the roast pig was chopped up and eaten.

Roast pork for all

Offerings and prayers


Monday, September 25, 2017

SE's first concert

The kids have watched recordings of JE's kindy concerts multiple times, as well as those of their cousins.  But SE said quite a few times that she didn't want to do any concert.  Later on, she mentioned she doesn't want to do concert wearing eyeglasses because nobody else wears them and she doesn't think she looks good in them.

What to do, just go along with whatever she says.  I definitely wanted her to be in the concert!

Found out the concert date clashed with hubby's Korea trip.... aiks so I'd have to locate the venue, and also parking (with my lousy parking skills) all by myself?  I was not looking forward to the job.

On the day... SE in her costume.  Good thing it's a nice dress.

Do I look pretty?

I did find an empty space to squeeze the car in after 2 rounds... I was so happy hehe.  I brought along a book to read not knowing the venue would be theatre-style with dimmed lights!  JE was fine with Mr iPad.

Hmm concert? What concert...

SE is in a different kindy from JE.  While it's a good one, it has way more students.  My gripe is having to wait so long for SE's turn, and then I could hardly make out which kid she was.  Sigh.  Sure hope the official video recording of the event will be decent.

But from the few seconds I could locate her on stage, she danced very well!  I couldn't believe it was her at first haha.

SE is somewhere on stage

Yayy for my baby girl!

So fun!

Best thing was, she said it was SO FUN!

All happy

Thursday, September 21, 2017

SE and gymrama

Update because after this I cannot sit in the class any more.  The school, where gymrama classes are held, has tightened security to disallow parents from being in the compound. 

While I didn't pay full attention to classes previously, I did look up once in a while.  Especially when the small one decides to play the fool, which is pretty often.  These kids in the lowest level are let off most frequently for short water breaks.  And SE would sometimes fool around instead of running back to join the class.

Me: Su Ern everyone is back already.  Faster go back to the class.

Clowning around

Me: Su Ern!  Teacher is calling!

Bleh bleh bleh


Can see that her tongue is still out!

And sometimes she would just REFUSE to rejoin the class.

Me:  Su Ern!  Why are you still here?  Class started already!

Still sitting out

And fooling around

She often does NOT follow the class.  She looks around, outside or at somebody, just stands or sits there, fiddles with her leotard or hair, etc.

I tried asking JE to make sure the little sis is following instructions, but JE says she's not supposed to be looking at the back row (where SE is).  I'd rather JE learn as much as she can rather than be distracted with the naughty one haha.  Will just see how this goes.