With 2016 kicking in real soon, I think I must prepare myself mentally for my kids who are going to the pre-primary levels. I always heard from my friends, once the kids start to reach 5 years old and above, it meant the toddler / child experience is over. Welcome to the children (age 5 -12) stage. I assumed that this stage will be full of “I can do myself”, “why is it like this?”, “because….” a lot of interactive and meaningful conversation among us. This means I have to cut down my phone usage and be their listening friends and learn things together with them.

Ien will have another year to reach 5 years old….but already, he questions a lot.

Time for me to research on these ages level so that I can relate better to them. 😀

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R & R

I always look forward to December. That’s when my course run will end and just coincides with the festive seasons. I love Xmas season the best! It gives me a cozy feeling and the time to review what I have did the past year and what I plan to do for next year. Though I do not have much control of my work assignment, but I can plan my leave, my outing with my family. 2016- a lot of movies that will be coming out and I wish that I would have more time to go and watch it with my kids.It will also be a year where my work, studies and attachments would start one after another.

Though I am worried and anxious of the start but it also gives me the excitement and the thrill of challenging it.

Ha! I am really a contradicting person, isn’t it…..

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16th Anniversary

Today is our 16th Anniversary. This 16 anniversary marks the date where my husband and I met. 16 years ago, this date coincided with Deepavali.

I remembered that a few days back in 1999, hubby and I have communicated through sms text after he came back from his army trip to Thailand. We arranged to meet up on 7 Nov 1999 at Woodlands- Causeway Point’s Burger King at 2.30pm (if the time is correct). However, I was at my Indian’s friend’s place as she had invited us over for a simple lunch. I was late for our appointment as I left my friend’s house at a later time and I even told my friend that I was meeting him. My friend wished me luck and off I went to meet him at Causeway Point.

When I reached, there was no one in sight. Quickly, I took my phone and texted him where he was. At that time, I saw a middle-aged man took up his phone and read….*my mind went into palpitations…what if it was him, should I run? Those were the questions in my mind.

After a while, a young men dressed in his black armani T-shirt said “hi” to me. Shyly, I introduced myself and we decided to go to Burger King to have a simple tea break but it was full set meals. We chit chat a bit and after finishing our lunch, we decided to walk through Causeway Point mall. We walked past a Neoprint machine ( popular photo taking booth machines in those days) and decided to take a picture of ourselves.

As he had to meet his friends in the evening time, we decided to go back. That was around 5.30pm. We parted ways at the MRT platform and communicated though text. He messaged me that he was sorry that he could not send me home. I told him, it was fine.

At that time, we arranged a time to chit chat in ICQ- 9pm was the chatting session.

Over ICQ, we chatted a bit and he asked me to be his gf.

I thought it was fine and I decided to try, so I agreed. It was not desperate, I swear.

So this is how 16 years ago, we became an item. The journey definitely was not an easy one since we both have our different point of views and ways of doing things.

However, during these 16 years, we know how one thinks/feel…call it telepathy but we felt comfortable being with each other and tries to complete each other sentence without much difficulty.

Happy Anniversary!

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ESD Drama Day

ESD drama day for K1

After weeks of practice in their speech and drama class, our DS has finally got a chance to showcase his acting skills. In his role, he was a wise octopus. He managed to pull off his speech in front of a crowd- made me proud and was cool about it.

A cute purple octopus 😀

However, the headwear was slightly heavy for him, hence he was unable to move freely as he wanted to be for fear of dropping off his props.

Nevertheless, mummy wants to tell you, you are a brave, handsome boy.

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Helping out with housework

When the kids are growing up, they felt that helping out their parents is a great deal to them. This also has the school’s education system to thank for as some of their values is to instill the child about sharing the burden of housework and if everyone gets to do their part, it will relieve their parents’ burden and housework gets to be completed fast.

To me, I am ok for housework to be done by me as I can get quite obsessive about dishes or floor not mopped properly. Especially when they are done by the kids. However, I also know that I have to do away with this mentality or else my kids would not learn how to do a good job. I remembered the times when my mum forbade me to do housework when I was young,even though I was “brainwashed” by the education system to help out doing housework. The only time that I started doing housework was when I was in my teens. By then, I loathed housework, as far as I remembered.

AhGirl has been helping me with some bits of housework lately and this is one of the pictures that I took of her doing the dishes.

She is helping me to do the dishes!

She was happy when she completed and I gave her a “LIKE”.

I must tell myself to learn to appreciate and compliment the kids whenever possible, so that it will motivate them further.

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A Brand New Start

A few months, or probably many moons ago, I decided to call it quits after I could not maintain my Skyzcandies site as I was so busy with my work.

Numerous times, my heart itched to go back to blogging but the brain told me not to do so as I do not have time on my hands to play with. Moreover, there isn’t anything for me to blog about and who cares to read about my blog. It’s a dead end anyway.

After pondering for a long long time, today, while I was doing my work, my hands started itching again and there I was, trying to find a new domain name!

Surprisingly, the domain name was not taken and I quickly signed up for it. Happy as I was, but yet, I have concerns whether I could upkeep the blog or not.

That was the first thing on my mind.

Secondly, do I want to import my old entries back to this blog? Seriously, a big part of it since, 2008. I am still thinking about it since I guessed many photos would not be available already and I would think it would be good to start a new one.Perhaps, as times go by, I might recall certain details and blog about it. It would be neat.

Thirdly, I have decided. Whether anyone is or not reading my blog, it’s not gonna be a big issue to me as my plan is to give me a virtual space for me to pen down my thoughts and perhaps, some events/happenings for me to write about so that, in future years to come, it would re-live some of my memories. Well, you never know, when amnesia could come knocking on your door. Or perhaps, dementia……

Oh wells! 😀

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Out of the Vox: Girlfriend vs Mummy

A conversation I had with my boys on 1st July 2015 before their bedtime.

Oh my… My two boys are sharing with me that there is someone in their class who likes them. 
They also like the girls whom likes them. They are even talking about marrying them. My girl on the other hand, told me that no one loves her and she just smiles. She said she wants to stay with me and daddy forever. So sweet and thoughtful. 
Now my Danson is telling me that he is going to get a big house, move in with the girl and have a car…. Wow! And he said that when the girl go buy nail polish, he wants to accompany her. How about me?!! *sobs sobs*

An update of Dan boy about his 💖 today- 2nd July 2015, 5.45pm
Conversation started when picked him up from the childcare.
Dan: Mummy, the girl want to marry me.
Me: what? You went to ask her to marry you?
Dan: No, I ask her who she want to marry and she said me.
Me: ok…
Went to the car…
Me: so yesterday, you mentioned if she want to go buy nail polish, you will go with her. But what if mummy want to go, will you follow me?
Dan: (thought for a while) we all go together.
Me: No, no, I meant, if she go to another place and I want to go another place, who will you follow?
Dan: I will follow Mummy. But it will be good if we all go together.
Ha… A very clever answer….
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