Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Math Lesson At ICT Classroom

Ace's teacher sent a picof him having math lesson in the ICT lab..

Funny lah this boy.. take pic in school also must dab...

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

ROM Anniversary 2017

 Uneventful ROM anniversary celebration...

Max says he saw that this restaurant had good reviews and made a booking for us to celebrate here with Ace. Cos you know, it is jap food...

 But we were too early.. so had to wait around for a free table..

 Meanwhile just take photos lor....

And catch pokemons... LOL cos Gen 2 just launched and Ace kept bugging me to play with him...



 That is the only pic I took of the food!:)

AFter tat forget to take photo and just eat liao.. hahhahaha...

Too hungry...

Food is so so though...

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Civil Defence Day 2017@ YNPS


Volunteering in Ace's school for their various school activities has been rather fun. It gives me a chance to get to know more people, a chance to learn more things and also have fun with the kids;)

So far I have done volunteering on Sports Carnival, Sports Day, SG Bear Event, Loving Laundry workshop, Craft Workshop, CNY Carnival...


This year, for the first time... I get to take part in their Civil Defence Day celebrations:)

Early morning have to go school to CUT sweet potatoes for them to try as part of the event:)



Hard work to peel and chop into small bite sized pieces and poke toothpick into them..


Tat is 10kg worth of sweet potatoes!

I was  a little worried cos most kids I know DO NOT LIKE to eat sweet potatoes.. BUT all the potaoes were gone! woohoo! Ace told me his classmate ate half a tray! And he also ate a few!

Power of peer pressure I guess.. cos Ace doesnt like to eat sweet potato at all one lor!:) hahahaha


Some parents who couldn't make it for the earlier part joined us later where we had to man the various event booths opened for the students during recess time...


Setting up of the booth.. there was a games booth (which I was assigned to), a photo booth where they can wear various civil defence outfits lent out by the dads to take photo... and even a first aid booth to learn basic first aid... ANd of cos the sweet potato booth for them to experience how war time only got sweet potato and tapioca to eat lor!:)



THis is the game I am in charge of... Some groups, the kids take such a LOOOOOONG time to decide who gets which color pawn! LOL... I dunno wat is the diff lah.. anyway, at the end, everyone gets a prize!:)

The most popular prize....

We were trying out the game before event started:)


My game booth teammates!:)
It was kind of interesting to man the games booth... cos there were all sorts of kids here!

There are those who are follow the rules all the way and cannot take it if others never follow the rules.... so they quarrel with whoever never follow rules.

There were those who heck care with game rules and set their own rules to follow..

There are those who are quiet and passive all the way.. to the point of play game also let other pple roll their dice and help their pawn move!

There are those that are super aggressive one.. want to do everything for everyone and want everyone to listen to them..

Then there is the da ge da and da jie da type who will look out for the small and weak... (cos they are grouped at same table according to where they queue)

There is the Kaypoh type.. refused to play the game but watch and comment this comment that...

Really funny lah these kids!:) And sweetest is that they remembered me from the CNY Carnival:)






All in all, a very fun event to be at:)



Ace wanted to play the game but did not want to queue.. end up he just went to play with his friends and did not do much at the booths:) Maybe he has been to too many of those SAF exhibitions like SAF 50, Army Exhibition, Home Team Carnival this is like too SMALL CASE for him...

 Anyway, the teacher in charge so sweet lor.. even bought us gifts:)

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day 2017

Had kind of a different Valentine's Day this year...

It is different on many counts for me...

For one, I spent the morning having a "romantic" valentine's day lunch with my yoga classmates. I didn't even know their names but we had been in the same class for half a year at least and have been talking to each other on off. They were just making plans for lunch and I happen to overhear and so I joined in their discussion and was invited as a result;)

And what an interesting experience it was!

We actually went for lunch at The Culinary Institute of America, Singapore! And we paid $9 for a breakfast set that could easily cost $20 elsewhere!



Because we reached quite early, and they were not ready to serve the food.. so we hang around.. chit chat, catch pokemon.. and I was so fascinated with their garden...

THere were herbs and stuff grown all around...

My friends catching pokemon:) LOL

THis is our RESTAURANT dining area... It is just a classroom.. so not much ambience to speak of but well, we are just paying $9!!!!

SO many interesting flowers there...



Then they said the food was going to be ready soon..  So we went into the kitchen to see see look look....

So it works like this.. with your coupon, you can queue.. take a look at what they are offering and make your choice and they will cook it for you on the spot...  and then you collected it and went back to that classroom to eat...

I could feel this tension in the air and I found out much later that this is the first public service for this group of students.. first time leh.. so quite kan cheong:) hahahaha



The lunch sets looked pretty good too but they were fully booked.



Even came with fruit and juice and free flow tea.

They had been preparing since 10 in the morning lor!


My selection!


We decided to all choose different sets so we could share share a little:)

And then I found out later, it even came with appetizers and desserts!




Every year, we always tried to do something together for Vday..... some years, it was a simple bouquet of flowers from Max to me... one year it was a raining walk to 85 market to eat our fav comfort food.. one year Max was away and I made him make up to me by going for a walk with me at East Coast Park... One year we went for a buffet that served Singapore food cos we miss the food here so bad after living in Dubai for some time... one year in Dubai, he bought a single rose for me at the Supermarket... One year we did a hotel stay and celebrated Vday with our wedding anniversary... There was even one year where we celebrated by attending a POV workshop together:) hahaha...

This year, Max wasnt at home though he was in SGP... so decided to do something I never did before:) I made Pat Bingsu for him to celebrate Vday...

Pardon the poor design.. had wanted to make heart shape but realized I was working a little too slow cos the bingsu was melting in our hot tropical weather! So quickly put everything in and serve!

It was also different this year because it was the first time Max did nothing for Valentine's day for me. And different this year because it was the first time I guess you could say he sort of gave up and did not care anymore.

THis year's Valentine's was kind of a heartbreaking one as I thought about it. And hopefully, there will be more Vdays together and that they will all be better than this.


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