Drawing by a 3.5 Year Old

~ Posted on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 5:39 AM ~

Our 3.5 year old girl drew this 2 weeks ago.

 

At first glance, I don't know what is she drawing. I asked her what is this and she pointed to the figure on left in pink color saying that's Alyson (herself). Then I pointed to the figure on right in green color. And she said that's dog. The dog is chasing me.

Then I looked at the dog's legs. Lots and lots of legs. So many because the dog was chasing her really fast that its legs are blurry to her LOL!!

And yes, she really got chased by a dog though it was a playful dog. We sent our 2 older kiddos to my sister in law's place for them to spend few hours there with their cousins and at one point, one of their dogs chased our girl, hence the drawing hahahahahaha...

Very cute drawing! I love it!

 
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Angpow Story - Sungei Wang

~ Posted on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 5:17 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 piece of lovely angpow:

Angpow Story


Today's  storytime revolves around this angpow from Sungei Wang. Those who have read my previous storytime about the Metrojaya butterfly angpow might remember that I started working part-time at 16 years old during school holidays, 10am to 10pm every day for 1 month plus.

Throughout my working time then, I get half an hour break twice daily and most of the time, I will go to the 4th floor of Sungei Wang, where the food court is to have my lunch and dinner. It was famous for its numerous economical and budget food for working folks around there. 

I remembered the rows and rows of long connected tables and chairs, people sitting and joining other people's table, all in a hurry to eat and rush back to work. Our small little luxury then was the many TVs all around the food court areas showing Stephew Chow's (one of the famous Hong Kong actor) movies. You can practically see which are the popular hot spots around the food court, as lots of people will be sitting near the TV areas hahahah...

I went back to work part-time in Metrojaya again while waiting for my SPM results and of course, Sungei Wang remains my favorite eating and break time spot for me.

The last I went there was years ago, things have changed so much there, more foreigners working there, lots of new shops, things are just not the same as how I remembered it decades ago.

Sungei Wang holds a very dear place in my heart thanks to my early working experience there.

 

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Teaching & Learning Moment - Learning At The Park

~ Posted on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 5:52 AM ~

During the recent school holiday in June 2015, I brought our 3 kiddos out to the park to have our breakfast there, then I let them play at the playground a wee bit after they have their breakfast. I also packed along our kiddos wipe-erase boards and some flash cards. I feel learning should not just be confined to our house/study room. Here are some pictures taken during out playing + learning outing:

Teaching & Learning Moment

Teaching & Learning Moment

Teaching & Learning Moment

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