Friday, November 28, 2008


I cannot think of a title for this post.

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

Handphone Dangle

I am selling this little fellow that I have made.
It is a crochet red heart (sweet little thing) with a Doaremon bell attached at the bottom.
Now, you can find your handphone amongst all the stuffs in your bag.
There is only one of this.
Selling price: SD$5
Postage : Free normal postage

If you are interested please drop me an email or leave comment here and I will get back to you.
If you are not interested in buying it, also drop me a comment and let me know why.
I like to know how to improve.


Edited to add: This dangle has been bought by a longtime friend. Thank you very much.

Friday, November 21, 2008

We are stuck at home...

at least its Aver and myself.

Aver is now down with the dreadful Hand Foot Mouth Disease, so she will have to be kept at home for a week until the doctor declares her clear of it. She has sores in her mouth, high fever and small red spots on her hands and feet.

As this virus is contagious (which one is not?), we have to keep the two girls apart. As it is the school holiday, Ash is home all the time. so our dear Ash is limited to her bedroom and the study room (not counting the bathroom) while Aver is restricted from entering those areas.

However, it is very difficult to keep the small one away from her sister. She loves her sister to bits and eventhough she bullies Ash, Aver still adores her sister very much. So when she was stopped from entering the rooms or going to her sister, she cried her heart out. Ash had to convince her from a distance that she still loves her and she reassured the little one that once everything is ok, they can play together again.

As I am the one taking care of Aver, I also have to have limited contact with Ash and it breaks my heart. She is such a big girl and so understanding... she read her books in her room quietly and will make appearances when she need to change a new book or when she need to go to the bathroom. She also attempted to sew but I think that tired her out more than reading. (she does not inherit my craftiness but my love for reading.)

Aver, on the other hand, is doing quite ok. Except that her sores in the mouth is getting bigger and she is getting a little more grouchy. Plus, she is like asking for milk all the time and I cannot do anything at all.

Please pray for her to get well within this week and also pray that Ash will be able to withstand the virus. (If only there is someone I trust who can take care of her during this time.)

Before Aver fell sick, they were involved in making christmas ornaments for our christmas tree. Aver loved the project and did tons of them and they are waiting for me to put the ribbons on.

Ash, on the other hand, is very enthusiatic about the project but just gets easily tired with the sewing of the beads. Hence, her output is very little.

I hope she will complete as many as possible so that we can have a christmas tree filled with their handiwork for this year.
Oh... it is our wedding anniversary this sunday and it has to be at home with a sick baby.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My Melody

Remember this?

I started it about a month ago and I was not very sure if I was able to complete this project. I am still a novice in the area of crocheting (actually, I am a novice in almost every skill... no I am not being humble here nor trying to sound like a hyprocrite but after all the blog hopping, I realised that my crafts are so inadequate as compared to them.)
Anyway, I finally managed to complete the crocheting part about two weeks ago and only managed to assemble it yesterday night.
Here is the end product...

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

Finally... I sew

I finally managed to break out of my non craftiness and made a few stuffs over these two days.
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

What had been happening...

Have not been in the mood for blogging or crafting for almost two weeks or more. I cannot put my finger into it and explain why. I know that it is not due to bad mood as my mood has been quite okay. It could be due to just plain physical tiredness.

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.

To reward the princesses for their hard work, they had bubble time!

And there was some interesting dinner on one very bored evening.

There... that should be all for now... and I am already tired.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Just because I am bored...

So I did a few quizzes...

There Are 2 Gaps in Your Knowledge

Where you have gaps in your knowledge:



Where you don't have gaps in your knowledge:






Ha... I studied Economics and History for 'A' Levels and majored in English and History in the University, studied ten years in an Anglican girls school, taught and still teaching in a Methodist school and am a Christian... so that explains my the result above. I love biology but hated physics and grit ny teeth through chemistry. As for philosophy... what's that?

You Should Be a Cat for Halloween

According to our quiz, you'd make an ideal cat.

Your runner up costume: Death

If we do celebrate Halloween... cute outfit. I am a cat lover so this is nice but...I need to get into shape first. But I do not agree with the runner up costume!

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.

Interesting... never looked at myself in this manner. Time to take a second look at myself.

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.

Innocent.. I agree. Easily beaten by life... I agree. Optimistic... ha... this is the first time I am hearing that. Usually I hear people telling me I am pessimistic.

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

Maybe... just maybe... if we do celebrate Halloween, I may do something crazy or I will make my children do something crazy.

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.

Now, that explains why I have difficulty sleeping in the nights...
You Are a Lion
You have the potential to be very powerful and wealthy. You were born to rule.
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.
What Animal Are You?
A lion is part of the cat family, right? I know I will be a cat... MEOW! However, I am not too sure I totally agree with the born to rule, brave and feearles idea up there... oh... I am more like the lion in Wizard of Oz... a timid one. Meow...

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

Fairly good shape? Yup... please make sure you do not look down past my boobs... Running? Are you nuts? I cannot run to save my life... I suffer from asthma in less than five minutes of slow jog and if I do manage to finish a round on the track, you will see me lying on the ground, white faced! But it did mention to give myself a challenge... maybe I should. Now, find me some time! (and the ventolin puff too)

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!

This is so not true! I am a JEALOUS woman... sorry... I am a VERY VERY JEALOUS woman. Maybe, I was a very very jealous woman and now I am growing more mature...
NAH!!!! I am a VERY VERY JEALOUS woman!

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

Erm... what is the above suppose to mean?
You Should Spend Your Summer in the Mountains
You're quiet, introspective, and a great thinker.
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.
Where Should You Spend Your Summer?
Superpig... are you reading this? Mountains... I need to go to the mountains... Not surprised with this result at all. Sometimes I tell Superpig that I want to go find a secluded place and be a hermit there.

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.

Yup.. I am a past person and I know it does not do much good for me... plus my past had been kind of messed up. So, it is time to look at now and look forward!

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.

Time to change a few habits and I will be on my way to a little more mascular, lean and curvy body.
What Your Hands Say About You
You are logical, analytical, and rational. You have good verbal skills.

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.
What Do Your Hands Say About You?
Idealistic and Dreamy... Spot on!
You Aren't In the Best Of Moods
While you aren't full on depressed, things aren't going your way.

You may be hurt, angry, frustrated... or all three.

Not to worry - you'll be feeling fine in no time.
What Mood Are You In?
Spot on ... again. It has to do with the examination results, work and the pupils I have to deal with... I don't know... maybe I just need to go out for a run (run... in the rain... that will be good.)

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.

56%.. okay... not that bad.

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.

Winter... winter... winter... i love it.
If you are wondering why am I doing all these tests, it is because I am bored and tired... but not tired enough to go and sleep. But tired enough not to do any crafts.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Halloween costume and fabric button

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