Oliver doesn’t like studying very much. I don’t like pushing him very much. When we flew to LA last year, O was given an on-flight gift- including a deck of playing cards. I took inspiration from there and helped O came up with a way to remember his sight words: Basically I wrote all the… Continue reading Sight Words Memory Game
Love Melissa shoes? I chanced upon a pair that I like in Tangs, but no lies, the moment I saw the price, I did a mini mental backflip. So I went online to check if there’s any sites selling them cheaper. However, even after applying discount coupons, it’s still about the same if you bought… Continue reading Love Melissa shoes? Know how to get them at a cheaper price?
今天资深同事在 What’s App 聊天室里写说，听到一位年轻人在读泰戈尔，那我们在读什么？优1周？
遗憾的是，我竟然 一 。点 。羞 。愧 。感 。都 。没 。有。
在英语里头，同事的话可译为，“If a deejay doesn’t read, he/she can’t go places.”
重点是，这些 places，是哪里？而这些 places, 你又想遇到谁？这些人，对你来说，是非见不可的吗？换句话说，假如你明天就死了，你会因为没碰上这个人，而遗憾吗？
我并不想要 “go places”。更高，更远的地方，如果没有我珍爱的人在身边，一点意义也没有。
Today, we received an email from O’s nursery school that ECDA’s CEO will be visiting them, thus timely attendance on that day is expected. The principal further added in the email, “we are confident that our children will impress them”, much to my chagrin.
When did my son become a tool to “impress” someone? Did the CEO not expect children to be, well, children?
And apparently one of the teachers bought a Lightning McQueen watch to “bribe” them, saying the watch will go to the best behaved child on the day of the CEO’s visit.
I was concerned about what my son thought about it, so I asked him. And the result was something quite unexpected.
Though I still wonder, will my son be as cool and collected when he realized the watch would not be for everyone?
It was my 4 year old, Oliver’s, year end performance. Everything that can go wrong, went wrong. The sound system was screechy whenever the volume’s turned up higher a notch. A little boy got frightened by the small crowd and bolted off stage, bursting into tears when coaxed to return. He was carried away without performing.… Continue reading Today I attended one of the most terrible shows I’ve ever seen.
Today your Daddy was talking about how you were holding hands with your female classmate in school and how cute the two of you looked. You are four years old. I dread the day you turn 14 and bring your first girlfriend home (or maybe even earlier, I dunno, apparently your daddy said he was a lady-killer… Continue reading Dear Oliver, this is Love.
When I told people I spent the first two years of Oliver’s life staying at home to take care of him, they go, “Oh, how I wish I can do that as well, but I can’t.” Reasons differ from people to people, but most of them are finances related. We’re not particularly well-to-do, but before I had… Continue reading Are you ready to be a SAHM?