Friday, February 14, 2014

Chap Goh Meh and Valentine's Day

Today is Valentine's Day, a day many would celebrate to express their love for their loved ones.  In the Chinese calendar, today is "Chap Goh Meh", the last day of Chinese New Year, which is also the Chinese Valentine's day.  This coincidence happens every nineteen years.  So, today we will see people flooding the florists and supermarket with the intention to buy a gift either a bouquet of flowers, chocolates,jewelry or diamonds like those in the Le Vian chocolate diamond selection.  Today will also be a busy day for restaurants workers as people flock the restaurants for candle light dinners while the restaurant owners would be beaming away counting their profits for the day.

For us, it's Valentine's day everyday.  I believe that if we don't have to express our love only on Valentine's day, rather, we should express our love everyday.  Isn't that better than just one day?

Lots to do

It has been quite some time since I last updated this blog.  Gosh, now I realize how busy I was with my brother's wedding in December last year followed by homeschooling as well as baking and shopping for Chinese New Year.  Being busy is always better than having nothing to do.  Now that the wedding and Chinese New Year is over, I can focus more on homeschooling my son.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

My Sister Is Back

Yeah, my sister is back and we are all so excited about it.  The kids adore her and would glue to her the whole day.  That means, I get my time off and could relax a little.  How nice! This time around, we are all busy preparing for my brother's wedding.  So, there's not much time for us to bake and cook, like we used to do whenever my sister is back.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wearing Glasses

Wearing glasses is already very inconvenient for most people, especially during sports practices or sports events. I wore spectacles when I was in school and I married a man who also wears spectacles. So, as we expected, our children are all short sighted. Sometimes, when I look at people with presbyopia who also require a correction for astigmatism, myopia or hyperopia,I feel I am blessed. These people would need bifocal glasses and they may get bifocal lenses to help them see clearly. So, no matter how inconvenient glasses are, it's how we count our blessings that is important.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The School Band

Every year, on sports day, I would be in school supporting my daughter and her team mates while they participated in various sports events.  I would always be impressed by their school band performance.  In their uniforms like those band uniforms at musicians friend, they look smart.  I love to see the formation that go so well with the songs they play.  At one point, I wished my children were part of the group.  However, non of my children are interested in being part of the school band and I usually won't force them if they do not have the passion.

Monday, November 18, 2013

School Holidays

School holidays are usually filled with travels and vacations but this time around, we did not go anywhere or should I say we have no travel plans so far as we are all very busy.  The children are busy training for their Taekwondo tournament while I'm busy helping with the preparation of my brother's wedding.  So, this school holidays would be one without travel but will still be filled with fun and laughter.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


The UPSR examination is finally over.  For the past few months, students sitting for this exam gave up all their fun time for studies, tuition classes and revisions.  Now, they could sing, laugh and play all day without the stress of what seems to be an important examinations.  For me, result is not everything, rather it is only a small part of our lives.  So, dear son, no matter what result you obtain, we will accept it with an open heart.