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New School update

As shared in the last post, Dec will be attending K2 in Kinderland after being in Cherie Hearts for the last 4 years and Kenji will be reporting to Apple Tree for his 2 hours playgroup.  As expected, Dec adapted really well and fast to the new environment while Kenji probably need more time to be left alone without his main caregiver for a 2 hours stretch daily.

Dec claimed that he prefers Kinderland to Cherie Hearts.  That’s good news to me.  I was worried that he’ll be upset for being seperated from his good old friends.  Seems like the worry was uncalled for. phew!  His new teacher feedback that he is adapting really well.  On his 1st day, I asked whether he needed me to stay on and accompany him, he bravely shook his head and sent me off.  So, off to office I went but I sneaked back at 10am to check on him.  I peeped through the classroom window and saw him doing group activity with his new classmates, no sign of distress.  It’s been a week so far he seemed happy.

Now to update on didi’s progress.   the 1st day wasn’t really positive.  He was probably confused by the new environment.  1st day at school was a short 1 hour session.  Parents went thru a short briefing and the kiddos get a little taste of assembly and group playing followed by purchase of uniform.  Day 1, the kids wore home clothes to school.  Kenji started fussing while we queued up to get his temperature taken.  He clinched his fists really tight when teachers tried to check his palm.  He refused to give up his pacifier.  I sat with him in the marked square where the little kids are suppose to assemble each morning.  A short while later, teacher encouraged the parents to leave the kids in the assembly area and sit along the wall and watched how the kids react.  Kenji was ok for awhile.  He continued playing with the toys while I sat at the side watching him.

The little one in white polo T with blue stripe is him.  That little moment of independence did not last long.   Shortly after that he kept straying back to look for me and soon, he started fussing again.  He just wanna go home….  Day 1 ended with him refusing to give the teacher a hi-5. haha

Day 2, he wore his uniform for the 1st time.

I like his bright red uniform.  The little kids looks really cute with a full set of red uniform.  Day 2 ended up with him crying to go home again.  Day 3 was more positive.  The grandma said that he seemed happy and was pretty co-operative.  The rest of the week, no more crying but that’s because the granny was allowed to stay in the class with him.  Teachers will probably sent the caregiver out by next week, hopefully this little one will survive 2 hours apart from the ah ma.  Keeping my fingers crossed really tightly.


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How to synchronise them??

Few weeks back Bray and Ethyl was deposited at Mil’s place.  I came home and saw the 2 little youngest one playing and interacting with each other.  So cute! Thus I thought I wanna snapped a pic of the duo.  Little did I know that the job can be so tough.  It is practically impossible to get both of them to look the same way at the same time….

The pics turned out like this :


The best shot i got was this :

At least they were synchronized for once!! And guess what attracted the duo??  TV ads….

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Avid Reader?

Last weekend I heard didi woke up and moved around the house.  Since he didn’t roam into my room to wake me up, I just continue to snooze.  After awhile, I noticed all was quiet.  I got curious and wonder whether the little boy had fallen asleep again.  Thus, I dragged myself out of bed and sneaked into the boys’ room and I saw this :


He was sprawled on his bed and quietly flipping through one of his favorite character book.  This little one is so different from his brother.  When Dec was his age, he would usually wake up crying for milk.  At times when he don’t cry for milk, he’ll practically dig us out of bed.  I’m quite glad that the little one don’t fuss much when he’s the first to get out of bed and he is independent enough to keep himself entertained.

Here’s him with another of his favorite book.  He loves everything that is related to Thomas the Tank.  He can’t quite pronounce Thomas at this moment, so he lovingly refer to Thomas and Friends as “pooo poooo” haha

I do hope he’ll continue to love books.  Currently Dec only likes to flip through the pages and look at pictures, he’s not really keen in reading yet…  I do hope both of them will pick up the good habit of reading in future.

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A Sweet Whisper

While playing FB games in my room, I heard this sweet little whisper floating in from the next room :” I love you good night, Kenji..”  follow by a soft muah.

That’s from none other than my first born… His baby brother had fallen asleep but he did not forget to wish him goodnight and gave him a goodnight kiss.  I find it awfully sweet 🙂

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I got this gift from a vendor.  Cute not??

I like it alot!! I think my morning coffee is gonna taste so much sweeter from now on!! *beam* I’m gonna bring it to office so that whenever i need a break I’ll have my kids to accompany me, how nice!

Since I am clearing my leave, I made myself breakkie this morning.  I just go for some simple french toast since I got leftover bread in the kitchen.

I used the recipe from the same book which I got for the scrambled eggs.  I didn’t really like it cos the french toast tasted soggy and too milky to me.  I like my french toast more eggy rather than milky.  I’ve got some more bread slices in the kitchen expiring soon..probably I’ll try making some again tomorrow.  I’ll omit the milk and see whether the whole thing will be less soggy and more eggy.

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The pair of lounging brothers

I realise my elder boy is very good at making himself feels at home and comfy in all sorts of places.  You can find him sprawling across Macdonald’s bench enjoying his ice cream, walking in a leisure pace, taking in scenery while the mum is jumping up and down way in front of him trying not to be late for work, sitting on the floor of shops trying out shoes etc etc.  I always joke that he should be borned an australian not Singaporean.. He seems to be oblivious to our local fast pace whereas the mum is a kanjiong spider who is forever hurrying to places while this boy will take his own sweet time in everything he does….  Sometimes I wonder whether I should slow down and see things from his point of view,  at his pace but I just don’t seems to have the patience…..

See how this boy “parked” himself and savor the mango pudding which I served him?

He looks so relaxed right?? When i bought this chair for him.. it seemed to fit him nicely but now it looks as if it’s a tad too small for him….. He has grown much taller over the past few months.

Ok let’s look at the younger one now.  I noticed he is slowly learning this lounging habit from the elder brother.  When he wants to watch TV, he’ll know how to hunt for a comfortable parking space.  You will never see him sitting on the cold hard floor.  We finally got a playmat for the boy and that has since became his parking spot.

2 nights ago, didi actually decided to spend his night out in the living room, on the mat.  He made himself so comfy on the mat that he fell asleep there.  KorKor got really excited and grasp this “camping” opportunity.  He diligently went into their room and move out all their pillows, bolsters and blankets.  Including the dad’s hahahahha.  He even crafted nicely a spot for himself and another spot beside him for the dad.

Of course the dad ain’t too happy that he’s been dictated to squeeze with the boys on that piece of mat and right at the spot where the balcony use to be.  After some negotiation, Dec let the dad off the hook and the dad was “granted permission” to sleep on the sofa which was just a few steps away.  I was sniggering at the corner feeling glad that I was not summon out for the “camping” as well.  phew!!! 

Guess what?? The 3 males are out in the living room again tonight!! hhahahahah I hope this will just be a passing fad for the boys.  Otherwise I will seriously consider renting out their room to earn some extra income hahaha

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Though it’s a long weekend this week, unfortunately we do not have any plans for the boys… Thus we stayed in on yesterday and spend our time on books bakes toys and games. 

The elder boy got my genes when it comes to playing games.  He simply love computer and handheld games.  Since he do not have “I Can Read” class today, I allow him to play some disney online games yesterday morning as he need not do any homework.

I’m glad that at this stage, Kenji is happy with just watching his korkor play.  He is intrigued by mickey and gang hopping around on the screen.  He thought he was watching cartoon. hahah. 


I hope the fight to use the comp won’t come so soon.  As it is, I already have Dec fighting with me to use the desktop, DS and Wii… if the little one join in the fight it will be a 3 way competition and I will appear to be a lousy mum for fighting with the boys.  But hey!! Games are my main hobby other than reading!!  Since the 2 little ones are occupied and as usual the dad is snoring away, I’ve got some time to myself so I started reading  my newly acquired book – Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic.  I only managed to cover 1 chapter but it’s a pretty interesting read and it’s not just for people from healthcare industry.  It is suitable for people working in the service industry on the whole.  Do pick up this book if you have the time.

In the evening, I finally got the courage to try my hands out at making some snowskin mooncakes.  The recipe looked simple enough, no bake.  I love to eat mooncakes but I actually prefered the bake ones.  Since I am a newbie at such things, I decided not to be too adventurous and stick to the no bake snowskin mooncakes.  End result as follows :

ehhh i didn’t really handle the moulding too well.. u can see break lines across the patterns :p  I’ll need more practice… Taste wise not sure yet as all of them are still sitting in the fridge and I’ve not touch them yet.  will probably try later and eat them as tea break.  Those who are keen to try can access the recipe here .  I am hoping I will have enough courage to attempt the baked ones next week.   Give me courage!!!

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