Friday, June 28, 2013

The big baby

The once chubby baby boy who weighed 3.9kg at birth is now a big 7 yo lean 'baby' without any fats to boast. He just turned 7 yesterday. He didn't ask for much for his special day... I mean he didn't dictate any expensive cars which we must buy for him. Just need to book a karaoke function room to cut his favourite chocolate ice-cream cake. He didn't stir a fuss when we couldn't get his favourite lighting mcqueen character on his cake either. He is easy going as such.

But this big baby makes me blow my top more often than not. Till now, he still isn't keen to learn.  He couldn't focus and would forget all the times-table he had memorised a few moments ago. He wrote the wrong Chinese character repeatedly after umpteen times of practice. Things just couldn't register in his head. It's an uphill task coaching him. Period.

Ironically, his birthday wish was 'I wish to be first in class' ....

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Xuan's best friend

They knew each other in the same P3 class and they live in the same block in Compass Heights... hope their friendship last beyond their primary school years.

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Friday, June 21, 2013

My almost famous amos cookies!

The whole family likes chocolate-chip cookies especially Famous Amos's! So here I am, attempting one!

It is not based on a single recipe but modified from a few recipes I found on the web. It turned out pretty nice for a first attempt.

I used the following in estimation:
100g cake flour
100g bread flour
150g salted butter
90g sugar (brown and white sugar mixed)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsb baking powder

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Project work during June holidays

Just to document one of Xuan's first...
Xuan was excited when her friends came over to her house for the first time for their group project work. First time she hosted her friends at home at the age of 10, pri 4.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

"I" for intelligent

Kai: Mummy, Mrs Chng said that 1I is a very smart class because "I" is for "intelligent"!

Then one day while bathing, he shouted, "Mummy,  actually 1I also not very good... because "I" can also be "idiots"!!!

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

First in class and level. Yeah!!!

When she wanted to buy me a birthday present this year, I told her she just need to give me her good grades. So she said she was going to give me a first in class position as a birthday gift. I opened my eyes wide in disbelief and told her it was not possible to get 'First' as she was in the best and very competitive class, so 'just do well' will do.
This girl who is extremely self-motivated has proved me wrong. For her, anything is possible. She did it!
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