Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
For example, he will tell you when he is sad and when he is angry... and he will even explain why he is angry.
For example, the other day when I brought him out, he got upset when he was hungry and told me, "I am so sad that you did not bring anything for me to eat..."
And then, when I offered him my kong bak pau and my biscuits and got rejected, I knew he had a specific food in his mind that he wanted to eat...
Turned out that he previous time I brought him to that place, I bought a mudpie for him... so he wanted to eat the 'chocolate cake' again...
So after we finished being bz, we brought him to the cafe and ordered a chocholate cake for him. Because it was really late and I din think he should finish the cake alone, I took a piece of it and ate it. "I am so angry... because you eat my cake I don't want to friend you..." he said.
I told him that he did not want to friend me, then don't come to me and ask me to wash his bum, dun ask me to read him story books or sleep with him.... He said, "Daddy is my friend. Daddy can wash for me.. daddy can read for me..."
But overall though, I was really impressed with his ability to express his feelings. I mean I would rather he be able to express himself than to keep everything or pretend to be otherwise.
A few days later, he was playing with his lego set and he wanted me to make a Transformers Toy for him using that. I made a robot and he said, "Your one not nice, I dun want... Your transformer looks ugly... I ask Daddy to make and his transformer is much nicer..."
Wah lau, make for him still knows how to say I am ugly and knows how to say Daddy's transformer is much nicer...
Previous Post: Share The Work
Thursday, February 26, 2009
We haven't been around nuch and yesterday was one of the rare few days where I had time to play with him and so he wanted to play his fractions game. It is a set of toys where there are plastic circles cut up into quarters, halfs, eighths, sevenths.. etc.. and some cards for you to place them together so that you know how many quarters make one whole..
After he finished playing with them, I told him that I needed him to help me keep.
"Okay, you keep...you also play..."
"You help me keep lah..."
"You keep together.. you also play..." he insisted (even though he was the one who insisted that i play with him in the first place.)
"OK, we keep together..." I told him.
And the natural team leader started to delegate jobs. "Ok, you keep the toys, I will keep the cards..." he told me.
hahahaa.. so cute!
PS: FYI, this little boy is very smart lor. There were only 10 cards lying around, but there were 38 pieces of toys lying around a larger area.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I know that Ace is a great fan of Arthur now. He likes to listen to his tapes, tells us that he loves Uncle Arthur, and keeps reminding us that Uncle Arthur bought him ice cream... (Yse, Arthur bought him a chocolate ice cream and his fn-o-meter shot up instantly...)
The other day, I left Ace at my mum's place and when I went to 'collect' him, my mum told me that he put on the shirt that we bought for our dad and started holding a 'mircrophone' and declared he is uncle arthur and went on to 'give a speech'.
While he walked around.. he started asking people to raise their hands and at the end of his presentation, he found a few peices of paper and walked around the house... asked my dad, "you want tickets?" and then he asked my mum.. "you want tickets..." and continued walking around.. "anybody want tickets?"
He only watched Arthur do it twice lor!
I think he will be a natural successor of our biz..this very good ticket seller. I can't wait till he turns older and can even start to IDSAME for me..hahaha
Previous Post: Can You Stop Bugging Me?
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
He sure knows how to cheer me up ;)
Previous Post: Sell Reward Before Effort
Monday, February 23, 2009
The moment he saw Arthur.. HEY!!!" And he waved and ran towards Arthur to greet him.. just like an old friend. (We later found out the reason why they seem to click so well is cos Arthur is born on the same day as Ace and also a rooster... so exactly 36 yrs older!)
This time round though, Ace was not so keen to listen to Uncle Arthur talk and then midway, he started to talk to himself loudly. Arthur told him, "Ace, if you keep quiet until the end of the seminar, I will buy you an ice cream..."
Immediately, my son shut up and kept quiet till the end of the function! Arthur says, this is a good example of selling reward before effort...
After the function, Ace came to me... "Mummy, where is my ice cream?" I asked him to ask Uncle Arthur and so he followed Arthur around...
Before we left, Arthur walked around to see if anyone wanted any extra function tickets. Because Arthur told us the story of how his 13 year old has to write a compo on his Dad and says that his dad is a ticket seller, we asked Ace to follow and learn. I mean if a good ticket seller like arthur is a multi millionaire with a 20mil house, I dun mind my son becoming one.. hahahaa.. "Ace, you go and follow and help uncle Arthur..." and Ace merrily followed Arthur around.
Then all of a sudden, he came to me and asked me, "You want tickets?" And then he asked Daddy, "You want tickets?" and afterward, he asked Zhenyin, "You want tickets?" We had a good time laughing...He learns fast indeed!
Previous Post: Kwala Ace the Magician
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
My mum changed job and becuase there was no one to take care of Ace, she brought him along for her farewell dinner. During the dinner, my mum told the teachers that Ace still insisted that he had to poop in diapers and so ALL THE TEACHERS reminded him that he is a big boy... especially his form teacher, Teacher Erica.
She told him that he is a big boy now. He has to poop in the toilet bowl.
So when we went to fetch Ace on the day that we came back, we were so surprised to find him telling us that he is a big boy now. "I am a big boy now, I drink milk from a cup.. I am a big boy now, I walk on my own and dun need bao bao... I am a big boy now and I 大便in the马桶. I am a big boy now...."
We were SOOOOOOOOOO impressed and wondered wat happened during the week that we were away.
And indeed, Ace has grown into a big boy now. I noticed he can now articulate his sentences better. We brought him to our business seminar and when he saw my coach, Arthur, he ran towards him like an old friend and said, "Hey!"
And then after that, he started chatting with Arthur about how he can cook rice now because his teacher taught him to do so.. and he went on to describe the process of how you have to wash the rice and then you have to add water to it... I was really impressed!
The next day, his Daddy was bz and couldnt fetch him home and so I attempted to do a STUNT ;) I walked all the way from my home to Ace's school (it was a 20min brisk walk) and then walked with Ace all the way home. Initially, he told me, "I am a big boy, I will carry my bag by myself and I don't need you to bao bao. I am a big boy, I walk by myself.." without me asking him at all.
Because the initial journey was within a private housing estate, we had alot of fun looking at the different plants and flowers and naming them and noticing how they grow and why they have different colours. Once we are on the main roads, Ace found it to be boring and started to want me to carry him.
"I thought you said you are a big boy and you will walk by yourself?" I asked him. "No!" he said firmly, "I said I want bao bao..." and then he giggled. So I carried him for a short while and asked him to keep walking.
2 playground stops and another 25min later, we finally reached home.
At night, Waipo called me and then I realized why he kept talking about being a big boy.
"And he was so funny ok. That night when he reached home, he wanted to poo but because he wanted to use a diaper, he did not want me to see him doing so, he kept asking me to go into the room to sleep and he closed the door and quietly went to find his diapers..."
What a little devil. Anyway, the end result was that he did not find any diapers, went to the toilet bowl to sit for 15 min and decided that he would rather not poop.That night, I teased him and asked him if he is drinking milk via a cup or a milk bottle. He looked down on the floor and sheepishly told me, "I want milk bottle..."
So I made milk for him in a milk bottle and told him that I will tell Teacher Erica that he is drinking using a milk bottle. "No, don't tell teacher... dun tell her... dun tell her... I don't want to friend you...."
So I sat down with him and told him, "Ace, whatever you want to do.. if you are afraid that people will know, then don't do it. If you do it, then don't be afraid that other people will know. There is nothing wrong with the fact that you use a milk bottle. Just tell teacher that you are not ready yet and switch when you are ready. You know I will love you no matter what, right?"
And he seemed a little more at ease.
PS: I met his chinese teacher in sch and told her how he was angry that she scolded him. She said she scolded him again today because he was busy playing and not concentrating on his work again. "Actually Ace is a very well behaved boy when he is on his own.. but he is such a follower and when his classmate Y comes into the classroom and starts creating havoc, Ace will always end up joining him!"
Previous Post: Mahjong King, Ace!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Well, it is true.. your children dun follow what you tell them, they follow what you do ;) Partially due to the fact that we are health concsious, we have decided to go for a vegeterian diet and both me and max prefer to take veggies as compared to those mock meat stuff...
About a month or two ago, I have been sharing with Ace this during meals, that healthy boys eat a mixture of healthy foods. And this includes veggies. Eating more veggies will make us more healthy and it will give us more energy so that we are free to do the things that we want.
So nowadays, Ace will eat his veggies. And whenever he eats them, he will tell me, "Healthy boy eats vegetables... Ace is a healthy boy..." And sometimes if he eat carrots, he will inform me that he is a rabbit.. hahaha ;)
It's good to see that my son is health conscious.. and he really is. He would remember to drink more water and he will ask for his Chloreana because he wants to stay healthy and does not like to be sick. And he keeps telling me, "I want to be healthy..."
Anyway, since a long way back, I have already known of children who are born vegeterians who just dun like meat and seafood.. I am not so sure though if my son will stay vegeterian since he is such a sucker for food and whenever he sees food, he would say he wants to eat...
I have noticed though that since young, he will only ask for the food if it is vegeterian. Usually if it contains meat or seafood, he naturally does not ask you for it.
I always wondered if it is because of our very good education.. or was it the fact that our scare tactics worked (even though I take a more holistic and relaxed view of things now and tell him he can make his own choice.. just tat veggies more healthy than meat and seafood) that he did not want to eat meat and seafood.
The other day, I finally discovered why.
I got my first clue when we were sitting in popo's house one day and suddenly, someone started cooking belachan..... and the smelled of belachan filled the air. For many, this is the most heavenly smell on earth but Ace pinched his nose and tell me, "So smelly, mummy..."
A few days later, I got a furthur confirmation. We were having a discussion about food and then he told me, "I don't like fish and chicken. Fish and chicken is very smelly..."
Now, we have never told him that fish and chicken are smelly. We just said to him not to eat them because they are our friends.
That is what most non-vegeterians don't know.. that if you are a vegeterian long enough, alot of times especially if your body is very 'clean', you develop a very acute sense of smell. And fish, chicken and people who eat them actually emit this unpleasant odour. This sense of smell is especially sensitive when you are doing intensive detox or you could say the smell feels especially strong when you are doing a detox. So when I am detoxing in progress, I can tell what you have eaten and whether you are healthy or not even because people who are sick or going to fall sick also have this sort of smell on them.
Me and max have been through this before but I did not expect Ace, as a young kid to also experience this.
That is the reason why some vegeterians dun like to eat with their friends in non vegeterian places cos in certain restaurants tat sells certain types of foods, the smell is especially strong. Eg, I hate the food court in bugis cos Pepperlunch gives out that smell and it stays on you all day.
Anyway, I guess as he grows up, he might choose to eat more rubbish and loose this acute sense of smell... we'll see, but at the moment, our whole family still chooses to stay vegeterian :)
Previous Post: Stay At Home And Play
Monday, February 16, 2009
And alot of times, because he enjoys having fun so much, when he has had a few days for fun say during the weekends or during the holidays, he would wish it would never end and throw a tantrum when it does... eg, he will refuse to wake up in time for school (it is always toughest to wake him on a monday morning)
He throws the biggest tantrum when Daddy goes and fetch him after school and he realizes that the route we are travelling towards is popo's house instead of his own house. Because that means that that night, we will not be spending time with him and he will be spending time with his grandparents at their place. He will either whine, or give this really sad face and only be pacified if he were promised food (panda biscuits, ice creams) or time at the playground.
The other day after CNY, Ace looked very sad when Daddy told him he would be going to Waipo's house again (since we were really bz as it is closing at the end of the month for us). And then he asked Daddy, "Daddy, can you don't go out? Can you stay at home and play with me everyday?"
So Max explained to him that we are going out to make money. "Do you like to stay in hotel, Ace? If we don't go out, we cannot make enough money for you to stay in hotel very often..." And so he unwilling went home with Waipo..
But I am real happy that Ace is finally at the age where he is capable of expressing his thoughts.. instead of having us guess what he is thinking, he can actually say exactly what he wants.. yeah!
Previous Post: Superhero Ace
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
I must say that after almost a week in Hanoi, Singapore seems a little alien and strange. When I reached there, I couldn't decide if I liked it or not. But I know I was glad that I decided not to bring Ace along because the roads are uneven and there was alot of walking to be done. If Ace had gone along, I think my biceps and Max's biceps should get much bigger and stronger in no time at all :)
But my thinking changed when I came back to sgp...
With the sights, smell and feeling of Hanoi fresh in my mind, when I went out for lunch and saw alot of school children having lunch at the hawker center and suddenly I feel that the singaporean kids are really a lucky bunch.
We have nice schools to go to, we have TV, aircon and every luxury you can possibly think of, we have a great transportation system that takes us everywhere we want to go, most singaporean families own cars and dun have to squeeze a family of four on a motorcycle.... For a moment, I wish I DID bring Ace along so that he could see for himself how 'wealthy' he is and how much he has and thus learn to treasure all the things that he already has in his life.
But of course, I wouldnt say that the people there are unhappy. I guess they are happy just the way they are and they are marvellous people who teach a good lesson about LIVING BEYOND LIMITATIONS.
- They dun follow traffic rules. Zebra crossings and traffic lights just act as a guide. Everyone doesn't stop for pedestrians.. they just horn at you and try to drive around you.
- The vietnamese are CREATIVE people. They really think that you can transport ANYTHING in a motorcycle. And I mean ANYTHING! We have so far seen people carrying the following on their motorbikes: a coup of chicken, a 2 meter tall ladder, machinery, a family of FOUR, three big pots of Hai Tang flower, a huge photo frame
- They always drive on the opposite side of the road. Road signs, traffic signs are just but things tat show you who has the right of way. They dun really mean you have to stop.. this is the reason why most tourists have a petrified look their first day there while they try to cross the roads.
- Vendors are creative there. They sell you pineapples, shoes, knick knacks, souveniors, travel books, lighters, ao dai, a ride on a ciklo or a bike from one place to another and they even sell you a photo opportunity by forcing their bamboo with two balancing baskets on you.
- They dun think it is important to use the door in the toilet even if you had one. I once went into the toilet and saw the horrible sight of a woman, sitting on a squatting toilet bowl with her legs opened wide and her you know wat facing me while she just peed merrily.
- They don't pronounce their "s'es.
'Excuse me' is 'KCuse me'
'Mushroom' is "mucRoom"
"Vietnamese" is "vietnameeee"
- Anyone can start a business. Just get some tables and chairs and bring some pots and pans and you can set up a road side stall. The most impressive thing is that they can sell a different thing every single day and it doesn't bother them that a business needs consistency or branding. Typical hairdressers are male with a chair and a mirror hung on a tree.
- You can cook anywhere you like in vietnam. No, you dun need a proper kitchen. I have seen a hair salon owner (hair salons are usually just space with two chairs inside), box up a pan in one corner of her shop and she just uses a eletric gas stove to start frying BEEF!
- The only thing that they seem to be organised in is their streets. The different streets actually specialize in selling diff things like: cups, alchohol, electrical appliances, wedding stuff, stamps, paintings, vegetables, meat, altar and worship related stuff.
- They have no need for perfect translation on TV. In vietnam where Korean and Chinese dramas are a huge hit, the generally just use ONE FEMALE VOICE to translate all that EVERYONE in the show is saying.. and you can hear the chinese or the korean original soundtrack softly in the background so that you know who said what. Talk about training your eyes, ears and mind co-ordination...
- They wear pajamas when they go out on the streets shopping lor! Who said pajamas are only made for sleeping? They can be a fashion statement too!
Here are the pictures of my trip... (You can click on the link to read about my musings about the trip)
Previous Post: Ace Can Complain
The other day, I was playing with some bejeweled game that I had in my handphone. Ace came and ask me, "Mummy, can you play with me?"
So I played with him for a while and then I went back to play my game again.
"You see, you see you see.. mummy, you again... why you play your handphone game again?"
I didn't know whether to laugh or cry and so I shut off my game for good and played with him.
Yesterday, it was my turn to sleep with him. So when I thought he is asleep, I tiptoed out of the room and went back to my typing at my computer.
After about 3 min, Ace walked out of the room sleepy eyed. But he did not look for me. Instead, he looked for his Daddy and "complained".
"Daddy... HUMPH! You see mummy again... Mummy 又这样..."
Wah lau, jia lat man....
Previous Post: The Last Few Days
Friday, February 13, 2009
He said tat when people are chasing their dreams and chasing their goals, during the last few days, are the days where you usually face the most amt of challenges (cos it is when you will feel the pressure and take the most amt of action anyway).
And it is during this time, that you see people for who they really are.
"If you give up, then sorry to say, you are just the type who will give up even before you succeed..."
And true enough, I had a very interesting experience of observing how people react during the last few days of our month end closing....
Some are relaxed and equally not bothered because they choose to stay unfocused, some become slightly motivated and take one or two steps forward, some let the stress get into them, some will throw tantrums and complain, some will just give up, some will be so excited they can move none stop, some will break through and grow through this experience, some refuse to give up and fight till the very last second, last min...
And I think it is true that you see people for who they really are when that happens because how you do something, is usually how you do everything. I mean if you spoke to the ones who gave up, likely, that is not the only time they gave up in their life. If you spoke to the ones who broke through, likely the will gamely overcome any challenge that comes their way in life...
I wonder if Ace only had a few days left to achieve a goal, what will he do.. wat sort of person is he? I wonder what sort of person me and max are... hahaha..
PS: Talking about goals and dreams, I asked Max to tell me about the story about that jap guy.. he was telling the story halfway and said he felt like crying... cos he felt exactly like how the guy felt since he is currently in the midst of some huge changes in his career....
I would like to repeat this story here so tat Ace can learn from it as well...
Once, there was a guy called Tanaka... he was a American born Jap and was working a normal 9-5 job. ONe day, a friend whom he hasn't met in a while visisted him and while catching up, his friend asked him "After working in the same company for so long now, you must already be promoted and doing really well!"
Alas, Tanaka has not been promoted and still has a miserly pittance of a salary while his friend is currently living i a big house, has a yatch, gets driven around in a limo...
"How did you do it?" he asked his friend...
"Oh, remember the biz I asked you to partner with me? I made some good money from the biz.. and so now I can lead my dream life...
Tanaka thought back about the dreams he had and how he had wanted to do the biz and make them come true. "It would never work..." his wife said.. and so, he stayed put at his job. Not wanting his dream to die off just like that, when offered a chance to partner with his friend again, Tanaka quit his job and shifted back to Japan with his wife.
Not being able to speak Japanese in Japan was a huge challenge for Tanaka... and on top of that, it is most disgraceful for him not to have a job.. so every morning, he would dress up nicely like he was going to work and then go out into the streets to give out flyers to promote his biz.
One day, he saw his in laws on the street. "What kind of useless bum are you? Why are you giving out flyers here instead of working a proper job?" They asked him.
He immediately ran home, packed his bags and asked his wife to leave with him.
"Why?" She asked him.
"Well, because I will never again let anyone steal away my dream!"
Previous Post: Mummies Are Natural Leaders
Thursday, February 12, 2009
- Explaining why you do something.
It gives your child/group a higher chance of understanding it and following through cos they now see why this is important.
- Sending them love.
Whenever your child throws a tantrum, say that they dun like you, it is because they are asking for help. So when your group throws a tantrum, blame you for everything that has happened to them, say you suck as a leader... it is also because they are asking for your help, and the only way to help them, is to send them love...
- Lead by example ;)
Children don't follow what you say, they follow what you do. Likewise, your group does not follow what you say, they follow what you do:) That doesn't mean you have to be perfect, just dun expect them to do what you are NOT WILLING to do :)
- Have a big heart; forgive forgive forgive
When we have a big heart and forgive our children for all the things they have done wrong.. it helps them to learn their mistake and it helps us learn our mistakes.. likewise the same goes for a group. The end result is we become better mothers and leaders.
- Talk to them alot.. COMMUNICATE
Just like it is impt to communicate with your children and spend time with them to let them know how you feel, to understand how they feel and to make them feel like they are important, it is impt to do the same for your group...
- Be generous with PRAISE.
Remember how your boy's eyes lit up when you told him he was a good boy or a clever boy or that he is very strong because he could do this and that and how they would do it again and again and again and again just to hear you repeat the praise? Your group would do it again too.... if you are as generous about your praise towards them for their little achievements :)
- Be their best friends
Remember, the furthur you are away from your group, the more you are putting yourself in the position where authority conflict occurs. When that happens, they will always do the opposite of what you ask them to do. Likewise, the same when it comes to children. And remember, to be their best friends, it means you are willing to focus on their good points, overlook their bad points and still love them anyway just the way they are...
- Expand their dreams
Your child experiences the world through you. They don't know how big and how beautiful this world is, until you show them. They don't know how to lead their lives and what to do.. until you show them. They have unlimitless imagination and usually have big dreams.. unless you confine them and keep telling them what they cannot do. As mothers, it is natural to paint a beautiful picture of the future for your child so that he will strive to improve himself. The same holds true for your group. A small leader can never inspire or mould big dreams because he will never be able to contain them!
No wonder that in recent years, more and more women are taking up leadership positions in the corporate and political world.. hahaha ;)
Previous Post: Escapades In School
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
PPS: The next few days, I gave him a repeated prep talk about how much his teachers love him and even though scolding someone is not a good way to show love, that was the way that the teacher learnt how to show love... and then one day, when he was happily eating a chupppa chups orange flavour (his favourite) sweet, I started asking a few simple question for some small yeses as answers and finally, I asked him if he would forgive his teacher and he said yes.. You see, persuasion is easy work.. hahahahaha
Now he loves her to bits and even tells us that Zhao Laoshi taught him how to cook rice in school.
Previous Post: Ace Knows How To Bargain
After a long week... we finally spent like a whole saturday with him and at night before we slept, I told him he has to go to Waipo's house again. "Who has meeting again?" he asked me and I told him both me and Max had meetings. "Do you know why Mummy must go to meetings?" "To make money.."
"What do we use the money for?" "So that Ace can stay in hotel.." he said.
Then on sunday morning, when he woke up, while Daddy was lying on the tatami, he went to tell Daddy, "Do you want to scissors paper stone?"
And Daddy asked him WHY...
"Erm... if I win, we dun go popo house....."
Dadddy was stunned and said, "Huh? What did y0u say?"
And Ace repeated.. "If I win, we dun go popo house...."
"And if I win leh?" asked Daddy.
"Then we go lor..."
The very clever Max just changed topic and refused to play along with him... hahahaha... my son is really getting more ingenious in his methods to get what he wants...
Previous Post: Terrible 3s
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Ace was generally a very sweet kid and did not seem to want to exert his independence at all when he was two... So I always wondered why they said it was terrible... and I even thought it was because I was a very good parent and I gave him lots of choices and so there is no real need to exert his indpendence.
I later realized that it was just because all the things that Ace wanted to do at 2 years old did not bother me much at all and thus, I gave in to him and so, there is no conflict :)
But when he turned three years old, alot of the things that he wanted to do did not sit well with me and what I wanted him to do started not to sit so well with him and he started to go into the "Noooo, nooo nooo nooo" phase..
Now that he is turning 4 and far better at expressing himself.. he will tell you, "Humph, I don't like this.. I dun want that... This is not nice..." and then he will cry and whine and stamp his feet etc...
I do realize that alot of times this happens because we wanted him to do things in a certain way so tat he will convenience us... while we try our best to give in to his free will, there are some times and some things that we cannot give in.
Eg, I cannot give in to his desire to eat bao.. and then after one bite, allow him to waste the bao and ask for chicken rice because to me, this is not acceptable behaviour. This is wasteful behaviour and most importantly, this makes me fat cos i have to eat his leftovers!
And alot of times, I feel upset either me or daddy have to sacrifice and eat what Ace wants to eat because we have to share and he refuses to give in and take turns to eat what the other person likes to eat... Eg, when he is in the noodles phase, in insisted on eating noodles everyday. Now that he is in the rice phase, he insisted that he cannot eat anything else...
I just which this phase will go away soon. I know it is just part of growing up..
Anyway, I subscribe to Baby Centre's newsletter and the other day I was reading an article on the terrible twos or the terrible threes... and someone commented that their children are now 13 and 14 and they go through yet one more found of exerting their independence.
When I think back of my growing up years, I think it is true that when I reached 13,14, I was somewhat a little more rebelious because I was finding myself and my true identity and I wanted to be different.. blah blah blah...
But what I also noticed is that when people reach 23,24, they go into a quarter life crisis and go into the terrible 3s all over again! hahahaaha.. cos they will want to do things their way, purposely come home late even though they know their parents are worried...
So what about 33 and 34? After discussion, me and Jez agree that there will be no more terrible 3s.. because their children will help them act it out by then! hahahaha....
Anyway, I do wonder how I would react when my son is going through that age? How would I react if my son or daughter stays out late, if they have unkempt long hair that looks UGLY to me, if they want to have tattoos, if they dun want to study or do biz and just want to have fun, etc...
Well, I guess I can only remind myself to what I do best. No matter what happens, be their best friend...
Previous Post: Holiday Sensor
Monday, February 09, 2009
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Yeah, in the chinese tradition, we always celebrate it for 15 days and because it was coming to the end of the new year celebrations, we had lao yu sheng (Ace calls this New Year salad cos when he asked me what is Lao Yu Sheng, that was the explanation that I gave to him.)
As usual, the very helpful Ace tried to help popo get ready the yu sheng. Even though he made more of a mess than really helped, I guess we should treasure his good intentions while it lasts cos I am not sure if he will STILL be interested to help out next CNY.. hahaha...
Here are the pics of that day:
Previous Post: Ace's Celebration At School
Saturday, February 07, 2009
Just for this purpose, he had actually learnt three songs in school to perform during their annual Chinese New Year party...
He was so happy to see us and kept waving at us and boy was he singing VERY LOUD throughout...
Here's a video of his performance and some of the pics I took that day :)
Previous Post: I Share With You
Friday, February 06, 2009
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Monday, February 02, 2009
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Ace has a favourite website.. and it's called Up To Ten.. it is sort of like his and his dad's special moment.. you know.. the special thing that they do together.. and their favourite clip is this:
Because of this, Ace keeps taking my scarf, tieing it around himself and performing magic shows for us.. hahaha.. when I got chance, I will take video of it to show you.. hahaha...
Because of this, whenever Daddy is using the computer, Ace will run to him and insist that he also wants to use the computer... either he will ask for Barney or he will ask for Boowa and Kwala..
Anyway, I have found it to be a rather interesting website that keeps kids bz and happy.. I think that Ace likes Boowa and Kwala because they talk funny.. just like someone who is learning to talk... just like Ace :)
Anyway, Ace says tat Daddy is Boowa and he is Kwala.. hahaha...
PS: Yesterday, I was waiting for Max to drive over with Ace and then I told him that we could pretend to be Boowa and Kwala. He said he wanted to be Boowa and asked me to be Kwala and give a magic show. So I stsarted.. "Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my magic show lah... today, I am going to show you a magic trick..." And I copied the silly trick of hiding my hands.. and like the clip, Ace clapped by the side, "Hooray! Hooray!" Hahaha.. he looked so cute!
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