Manfred sports day welcome speech

Manfred sports day welcome speech

Teacher gave them a speech to practice before first term holiday. After the holiday, he came home telling me teacher ask him practice everyday so that teacher will pick him to deliver the speech. 1 week later teacher ask me go school to see her. Then it was confirmed they picked him. So we practice everyday. He was very nervous on the first day they rehearse with him at school assembly. Teacher said his voice was trembling and she could hear his heart beating real fast.

Came home I teach him to pray to Jesus, give him the courage and to be brave to speak in front of everyone…. Then we continue to practice everyday… And he did it.. I’m so proud of him.. I knew he has tried and done his best.

I am very grateful that he meets so many good teacher that continue to nurture him, and takes good care of his need(boosting his confident)…..

That’s why I’m actually having 2nd thought regarding Chinese school….

Little merit – Jude

Another candy lover whom had to go to dentist at tender age of 2.5.

We wrestled a battle trying to break the habit of candy treats. It wasn’t an easy battle, not to mention the amount of. “support” from other people as no body wants to be the bad cop plus manipulative nature of his!

Nevertheless, it pays off, the efforts and pains of enduring his wailing, and feet stomping n any other antics we mums experience. Today I picked Jude from school and met with all three Of his class teacher, assistant teacher. I was told Jude refuse candy treats from teacher. He said:”mummy said cannot eat sweet sweet, biscuits only can..”

Despite the whole class of 18students savouring on candies, my 33mths old Jude did not fall into trap, and happily requested for a biscuit treat and was
Contented. He didn’t even fall for chocolate treats.

I was beaming with joy. Knowing that Jude is aware of difference between junks an healthy snacks. Pray that his self control will remain. On the side note, we are not really that stringent that absolutely no candies. But we do feel it’s essential to minimized.

Newspaper cutting

Today, Manfred bring back few homeworks. Some I guess is from the day before CNY holiday start. I like this booklet that handed out to him. It’s for newspaper cutting and first title given was to cut and paste pictures of CNY.

Booklet given out by kindie


Manfred came home all excited and want to start immediately. Of course I made him nap first so he can finish off all the HWs besides this little project he has. Also it’s important that he napped so I can go find old news paper for his cutting.

All set and waiting for Manfred to wake up.


I selected those that has CNY pic in it, then I put it together so it looks like it’s a real newspaper. (hoping for lesser mess also). 😛

I wake him up at 630pm after 2attempts and we get to work immediately. He flipped through the pages and we discuss what pictures we see. Then I teach him how to differentiate dragon dance, southern lion dance and northern lion dance. he picked pictures that he likes and he cut it out himself. I help him trim again so it is more neat. Then he paste it on the page all by himself. Looking very serious!

I have to say, I am quite fond of this idea, as it gives parent times to bond with their children, and it gets them to be intouch with currents issue, or at least can widen their general knowledge. I think we can even make our own topic to discuss with them on the newspaper.

Manfred with his work all done!

Then our little joyous Jude woke up.. I was prepared! He joined in and made his own piece too! Jude just pick the picture he like then paste!

Who can ever not love his contagious smile?!

And finally, pictures together!

Jude in kindie

Jude attended 3weeks of pre-school. Everyday he enthusiastically get ready to go school. He knows to pack his stuffs into the bag.

I been thinking could be he loves school due to his kor kor is there. I assume if kor kor is under weather and skips school, I might have a crying 3yo refuse to enter school compound. Again my kiddo surprise me. Jude enter school happily as usual, even though he saw kor kor remain in car. (I told him kor kor sick an will not be going school, but it’s a Friday, so Jude will go on his own)

I peep from outside again, he remove his shoes himself and joined his classmate! Well, Praise lord and pray his enthusiasm sticks and he will continue to find joy in his learning journey at school.