Friday, November 28, 2008
Basically, life is back to normal as Aver is cleared by the Doc. She is fine to return to school and in time for the school concert today.
I packed my EOS and my video camera, both my daughters into the car and we ventured out to find the concert venue in the midst of the concrete forest. I must say that I did not get to see the forest out there but we waddled through the tunnels below. For someone who has a problem with directions, I was totally in a state of lost after I parked the car and boarded the MRT (the carpark fees at the concert venue are exorbidant!)
Today, I also realised that I miss my EOS very much, I miss trying to explore the world through the lens. I realised that it has become a stranger to me.
As for the concert, I believed both the teachers and the children had put in a lot of hardwork. Watching the children (of special needs) up on stage, I realised that God have provided me with a lot and have blessed us with a lot too and why should I even feel upset. Hence, the biggest outcome of this concert is ... I have learnt that I am blessed and I should go bless others.
As for Aver's performance onstage... well, she is only 23 months and I am impressed that she is not afraid at all. She gave it her best.
I will now "bore" you with 6 minutes of her cuteness. (Please forgive the shakiness, the lady infront with her face in the camera, the sudden loss of Aver... no videography was allowed as there was professional videographer ... I sneakily took the video for Superpig. He had to work.)
(edited to add: Aver's childcare has both the mainstream children and also curriculum for special needs children. Aver is in the mainstream ... I realised that after reading this post, there may be an misunderstanding.)
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Edited to add: This dangle has been bought by a longtime friend. Thank you very much.
Friday, November 21, 2008
I hope she will complete as many as possible so that we can have a christmas tree filled with their handiwork for this year.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I must admit that it is far from the orignal cute My Melody and far from what I expect it to be. But it still has a little bit of its cuteness... As I was about to dispose it this morning, Aver asked for it and held on to it all the way to school. So I guess it was not as bad as I thought.
What do you think?
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Just to list them down...
1) Tissue Cozies (Superpig's Christmas order ... recipents are his colleagues)
2) Fabric Covered Buttons (more of them since the last time)
3) Ash's skirt
4) Tote bags (4 of them to be exact)
Well, if you want to see them simply jumped over the Wencrafting.
The craftiness came back, I guess, is due to the fact that the wait for Ash's result is over.
She got her report card yesterday and I must say I am quite happy especially am impressed with her Chinese results...
Her magic numbers : 92, 99 and 94.
I don't know but to some extent it is also my report card as I had been coaching her since she was in nursery. Although, she was not in the top three positions, we are still happy considereing that the last two terms in school was full of unhappiness with regard to Ash's work and attitude.
And also the sense of relief that I finally found out (though the hard way ... will explain another time) that Ash suffers from some degree of attention deficit and hence her problems in school. It had been gone unnoticed as I am not sure what are the symptoms are and also the common misconception that ADD sufferers are low achievers.
However, ADD may be a dirty word to most parents but for me I learnt to face the problem and am doing my utmost to tap on her potential over and on top of this disorder.
If you know someone who is ADD or have children who have ADD, please let me know so that I can learn more from them.
And we will continue to pray that with God's healing hands, Ash will be freed from it too.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
So I take this opportunity to do an update while the baby is sleeping due to her flu... (I am dow with it too.)
First up... a visit to a nursing home with the pupils a few weeks back.
After the examinations, the level coordinated a visit to a nursing home and SPCA, for the pupils. My adopted class was assigned to go to a nursing home and I was scared stiff. Scared not due to what I will see (sometimes, I feel that it can be a bit depressing) but more of how the pupils will behave. I must say that this particular group of pupils are rather challenging...
However, despite their foul mouths and nasty comments made by them while the lady in charge was explaining the workings of the nursing home, when the children saw the residents, there was a 180 degree change in their attitude. I saw some of the boys transformed and became mild tempered and going all sweet with the residents. But when the residents returned back to their rooms, the boys are back to their usual nonsense.
Next, there was a desperate need to get our car washed as it was so dirty that Ash also complained about it. So, I decided to that the whole family can get involved in the washing.
There... that should be all for now... and I am already tired.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
There Are 2 Gaps in Your Knowledge
Where you have gaps in your knowledge:
Where you don't have gaps in your knowledge:
You Should Be a Cat for Halloween
According to our quiz, you'd make an ideal cat.
Your runner up costume: Death
What Your Love of M&M's Says About You
You are energetic and full of inspiration.
You never slow down, and you're constantly leaving people and ideas behind.
You are a true visionary. You are constantly thinking about the future.
You love living, and you stay flexible. You're open to going wherever life takes you.
What Your Cute Monster Says About You
You are a simply happy person. You still view the world with a childlike innocence.
You have an easy going attitude, and you value harmony. You love freely and inspire others to love.
You inner demon is frailty. You are easily beaten down by life.
People think you're cute because you are optimistic. Your outlook on life is charming.
What Your Jack-o-Lantern Says
You tend to be a very dramatic, flamboyant person.
For you, Halloween is another chance to perform.
This Halloween be something completely unusual... and shock everyone.
The candy you should give out: mini chocolate bars
You Are 55% Hyper
You have a high amount of energy, but you're not manic about it.
You live a busy, full, and productive life.
You enjoy all sorts of activities, and you approach most tasks with enthusiasm.
You are also naturally social. You have plenty of time and resources to devote to friends.
While you are quite hyper, you do understand the importance of rest.
It's difficult to get yourself to slow down, but when you do, you enjoy it.
|You Are a Lion|
You are able to contribute to a community and balance everyone's interests.
You are incredibly brave and totally fearless. You are usually passive... until it's time to jump into action.
You are a very passionate person. You tend to be jealous, and it's easy to provoke you into a fight.
You Should Stay in Shape With Running
Chances are that you're already in fairly good shape
Why not challenge yourself with a run from time to time?
Running will give you that lean, toned body you desire
Not a Jealous Bone in Your Body
You're secure, trusting, and giving with friends and lovers
And while you may have been hurt before, you've bounced back
You're generally happy with your life - and no one's grass is greener than yours
One word of caution: some may see your lack of jealousy as indifference!
What Your Name Says About You
Your name says that you are mostly:
Determined but flaky
Your name also says you are:
Passionate but flighty
Unconventional but unstable
Shrewd but overbearing
|You Should Spend Your Summer in the Mountains|
You need a summer vacation that gets you away from the crowds and the heat.
So retreat to the mountains, where you can clear your head.
You Live in the Past
You spend most of your time thinking about what has happened - not what's happening.
Your mind is consumed with memories and nostalgia.
And while living in the past may feel therapeutic or comfortable, it's not helping you.
Whatever has happened to you (good or bad), you're going to have to get over it.
Once you stop living in the past, you'll wake up to the world around you.
The present is a pretty great place to be.
You Are Destined to Struggle With Your Weight
Like most people, you find it a little difficult to stay at at weight you're comfortable with.
If you change a few habits and make food less important, you may find the struggle hardly exists anymore.
|What Your Hands Say About You|
Idealistic and dreamy, you tend toward the impractical. You have a knack for getting yourself in sticky situations.
Brainy and intelligent, you are intellectual to the point of being incomprehensible.
Your emotions tend to be relaxed and uncomplicated. You don't read too much into things.
|You Aren't In the Best Of Moods|
You may be hurt, angry, frustrated... or all three.
Not to worry - you'll be feeling fine in no time.
You Are 56% Lady
You're part lady, part modern woman.
Etiquette is important to you, but you brush aside rules that are outdated or silly.
You Are a Winter Person
You are calm, serious, and focused.
You're the type of person who appreciates the quiet and calm.
Winter is the perfect time for you to get cozy and work on a hobby.
Summer is a bit too hectic for you. You like the dead of winter... preferably with a roaring fire inside.