Monday, August 07, 2017

Dinner With Lele

When Kar Peng heard I was attending a dinner, she promptly brought out her gowns and delivered them to me... so when she said she needed them back urgently, I had to try to return to her quickly.

My brilliant idea was to ask Ace to bring them out and meet me at the MRT and take an MRT to have dinner with her.. since Ace was coming, I asked KP to bring Lele along too.

And despite Ace having been taking bus by himself from school and to tuition many many times, he has never gone on to the MRT station by himself. I nearly wanted to vomit blood when he told me he did not know which side of the platform went towards town when I asked to meet in Bedok MRT at the platform going towards town..

Luckily... he woke up his idea and decided to READ THE SIGNS THERE... LOL

Reached City Hall and there was some exhibition going on... Many famous people given the same statue to paint or decorate... Ace says this is his fav..

LOL... I am reminded again that I have to ask him again when he is 18 whether or not he wants to go to the army:)

We decided to eat at food court and I am super happy cos it means i finally get to eat the yao cai chicken tat I always miss because I meet my frens there for lunch too early at 12noon:)

And leh, Ace says he wants to eat CCF... I bought him his chee cheong fun but when he saw Lele's noodle dinner, he asked if he can eat that too.. So I thick skinned, went to ask the uncle got sell noodles with zhup and veg only or not.. uncle say have.. $1... So i buy lah! hahahahaah

Anyway, Lele was in some cold war with his mum.. or rather, his mum is upset with him about certain things and so Ace was tasked to be middle man and to talk to Lele about apologizing to his mum and to understand where the mum was coming from...

One of the things is how he hang clothes to dry.. he tried to hang anyhow on the pole and his mum got upset and he could not understand why because he felt his way was also a good way to hang clothes to dry. I appealed to his logic by asking him if someone did something longer, does it mean they have better experience and can do something better? Then is it a good idea to follow their suggestions?

Ace on the other hand, appealed to Lele's scientific side and explained... using science, why haphazardly hanging your clothes will cause them to smell... hahahaha...

After all the serious talk... it is of cos time to play..

Last bought of fighting before we go home cos.. well, tomm is sch day still lor..

Ace asked me to take photo of this statue cos he says is Angel.. like me:)

Anyway, though it was tiring but I was glad we met up cos we all had  a great time:)

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Sunday, August 06, 2017

Cousins Play New Toy

 Cay has a new toy and since Ace was over at Popo house, AH Yee says can open up to play with Ace.

It is some fishing game and it is not as easy as it looks! Hahahaha..

Both kids are sore losers lah... Cay sore when he lost to Ace.

Ace sore when he lost to Ah Yee... hahahaha..

I also tried playing with Ah Yee... and I lost! Very difficult to hook the fish lor!

Nowadays the two cousins always morning time is angry with each other and doing their own thing.... afternoon liao then want to play together... AH Yee and me thinks at least their cycle of being upset with each other is getting shorter:) hahahahaha...

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Saturday, August 05, 2017

Eating Alone

I have always been a little of a social animal. Though I do not mind being alone, one of the things I very seldom do alone is to eat alone...

All these years, I have always eaten with someone when it came to meal times. If I had to eat alone, sometimes I will skip the meal. 

It is one thing though to eat alone sometimes at home. But it is quite another to go out and eat alone.

But i guess with new stages in my life and Ace's life coming our way... given that I now work and he is moving on to secondary school next year, the chance of me eating alone is going to increase..

So now is a good time as any to practice eating alone. Mmm.... It is not so bad since the coffeeshop I was eating in had a TV.

I wonder how Ace feels now that he always eats his meals alone at home or outside.... I try my best to eat with him when I can but it is not always possible.

I also started learning how to shop alone. First time I tried to do that, I felt totally depressed.

But as I did it more, I do find there can be joy in doing things alone...

Anyway, my mantra to myself... 自己一个人也不会死的。I think before I got married, I did lots of things alone too ;)

I had just forgotten how to enjoy being alone...

I remembered that i used to think it was so annoying that after I got married, I always had to let  someone know where I was and always had to discuss this and that... But having been married so many years and having gotten used to doing that... I now feel strange when I want to spend time alone and do what I like without a need to tell anyone where I was or a need to discuss with someone what I wanted to do.

Hahaha.. humans are really strange;)

I asked Ace what he thought about having so much time alone. He says he enjoys being by himself and being able to do what he likes without nagging... But I know he still misses having me and his dad around sometimes because he is always happy when I take effort to spend quality time with him.. and when we walk to school together, he always holds on to my arm tightly.. he doesnt used to do that before when we had lots of time alone when I was SAHM :)

Previous Post: Ace Wins Chinese Compo Contest

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Ace Wins Chinese Compo Contest

So Ace told me some time back that there is a composition competition in his school.

I told him that I am happy as long as he did his best.

After the competition, I asked how he thought he fared... he said it was quite ok and he wrote a good one. But we were not banging on him winning anything.

Turns out though, he won himself for being first in class cos he scored the highest marks i class for the contest. I think it is a boost to his confidence! Who would have thought right? CHinese compo leh! Chinese!

HIs tuition teacher always tells me that Ace has lots of great ideas and actually can do pretty well. In fact, he is considered mid range in tuition class and if he puts his heart to it and concentrates, he should be able to do much better for Chinese than he is doing now!

He won himself some bookshop vouchers and boy was he happy! He promptly used them to buy some blu tack and a pen!

Good job Ace! I am very proud of you!

previous post: Ace's Life Poster

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Ace's Life Poster

So my son got his phone confiscated...

He has nothing to do..

And so, he buys vanguard sheets home to make swords... knives... etc... and I came home the other day to this..

As you can see.. do homework is his last priority... PSLE liao leh.. FML...

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

SST Auditions And Tests

Ace made it past round two of the SST application process and was invited to go for final round "auditions" this coming Saturday at SST.

Me: They are going to make you do a project and see how you fare and you better chant for wisdom!
Ace: I got chant mah..
Me: Chant more lah. Even I help you chant, only 1/7 of what I chant for you goes to you leh. the rest goes to me.
Ace: Then you chant 7 hours lah!
Me: I think you go ask Popo Pun Eng Khoe for help better.... LOL

His dad gave him a leadership talk about what kind of leader he wants to be and how to show his leadership skills and they had a discussion about what is EQ and how EQ is helpful.

The end result is that Ace went for the audition, came home and happily declared that "there are no assholes in my group.." LOL... haahhah... ok lah..

Previous Post: Terrarium Workshop

Friday, July 28, 2017

Terrarium Workshop

 Working in a big office can be fun... there is always lots of fun things to do..

My office has this thing called the Women Resource Network where they organize talks and workshops for women...  Turns out there is a terrarium workshop and so I signed up for it.. because I have been wanting to learn for some time already...

 Our teacher...

 We each given some soil, some plants and a decorative piece.. mine was a swan.. perhaps to remind me to stay graceful even in the most difficult times.... Recently I have had people come to me and asked me to stop acting like a clown because I should be graceful woman of beauty:) hahahha

 Even comes with CARE instructions..


Decided to leave it in office since it does not require any care... when I feel tired, I take a look at them and I feel happy!:)

Ace is very envious of me.. he says my office is so fun!

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