Birth Order and Personality

~ Posted on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 12:52 PM ~

I just want to share this and see what you think. I do think most of these traits are applicable to our 3 kiddos.

Birth Order and Personality

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Angpow Story - Kettle

~ Posted on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 5:58 AM ~

I have been sharing some of my favorite angpow pieces on an angpow collectors group in Facebook and some members have been telling me to continue sharing my memorable stories and so I thought, why not write it down, that way, our kiddos can read about it when they grow up next time, eh?

For those of you who are not familiar or never heard of the words 'Angpow' (also known as 'ang pau', 'ang pao', 'angpau'), here is a quick definition:

Angpow = Red Packet (filled with cash inside) given during festivals

So for today's angpow story, it comes from this 2 pieces of lovely angpows (front and back placed side by side):

Angpow Story
When I see this angpow, I remembered my younger years whenever I go back to my late mum's hometown, my late po-po (means grandmother) used to have this giant kettle(okay, I was really young and little and it looked giant to me).

It was quite terrifying to handle such a gigantic looking kettle at such a young age and I never dared to hold and pour water out of it by myself. I always have to bug my cousins to help me or asked my late mum to pour water for me or continue being thirsty until someone went to get water and I quickly ask along for help to get water to drink.

Until today, I have a mini phobia seeing big kettles like this :P Looking at these angpows reminded me of these childhood times. What a bittersweet childhood memories!

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Teaching & Learning Moment - Bombardier Beetle

~ Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 6:06 AM ~

Few weeks ago, I bought a book on "Bugs: A Pop-up Journey into the World of Insects, Spiders and Creepy-crawlies" and our 2 older kiddos seem very interested with this book. Maybe because there are pop-ups insects and creepy-crawlies in the book hehehe...

Anyway, the reason for my post today is to share with you guys something we learned from this book - Bombardier Beetle

Bombardier Beetle

Sometimes, after reading to our kiddos from the book, I like to show them YouTube videos on how the subject looks like in real-life, how it moves, what sound it makes etc. So naturally, after explaining to our kiddos what is a Bombardier Beetle, I searched for a nice educational video of it on YouTube. You can watch the video here. Our kiddos watched it few times, very intrigued with the beetle and I explained to them again and again, how the beetle protect and defends itself from its enemies.

Bombardier Beetle

 

Btw, if you are interested to get this book, you can get it with free worldwide shipping from The Book Depository or from Amazon website.


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